Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Biomechanical Study of Fixation Techniques

Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Biomechanical Study of Fixation Techniquesby T. Ty Fowler, MD; Kevin J. Pugh, MD; Alan S. Litsky, MD, ScD; Benjamin C. Taylor, MD; Bruce G. French, MDDOI: 10.3928/01477447-20110627-09AbstractFracture fixation of the medial malleolus in rotationally unstable ankle fractures typically results in healing with current fixation methods. However, when failure occurs, pullout of … Continue reading Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Biomechanical Study of Fixation Techniques

A technique to remove a jammed locking screw from a locking plate

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Feb;469(2):613-6. Epub 2010 Aug 11. http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=doctorhodaCase report: A technique to remove a jammed locking screw from a locking plate.Kumar G, Dunlop C.Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK. gunasekarankumar@hotmail.comAbstractBACKGROUND: Locking titanium plates revolutionized the treatment of osteoporotic and metaphyseal fractures of long bones. However as with any innovation, with … Continue reading A technique to remove a jammed locking screw from a locking plate

AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

Clinical Practice GuidelinesClinical Practice Guidelines are valuable tools that will allow you to advance the physician-patient communications process and enhance the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.AAOS physician volunteer Work Groups develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines to serve as an educational tool based on an assessment of the current scientific and clinical information and accepted … Continue reading AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

Clubfoot update – Chromosome 17 anomaly in inherited clubfoot cases

 Clubfoot update - genetic link Small recurrent DNA duplications, as well as deletions, on chromosome 17 are currently the most commonly known cause of inherited clubfoot deformity,Microarray test resultsChromosomal microarray test that is commonly used for evaluating children with developmental disorders, such as autism. Since few genes have previously been implicated in clubfoot, this discovery … Continue reading Clubfoot update – Chromosome 17 anomaly in inherited clubfoot cases

SCHEUERMANN’S KYPHOSIS

SCHEUERMANN’S KYPHOSIS June 13, 2010 By Leave a Comment  Hitesh Gopalan U, Senthilnathan T, Ramesh Dalwai, Shamsul HodaIntroductionScheuermann disease is a structural kyphosis of the thoracic or thoracolumbar spine, of unknown aetiology, is characterized by vertebral body wedging, thoracic kyphosis of > 40° & > 5° of anterior wedging of 3 consecutive adjacent vertebral bodies … Continue reading SCHEUERMANN’S KYPHOSIS

Bone Graft substitutes updates

Bone Graft substitutes updates Aesculap Implant Systems launches new demineralized bone matrixProSpace DBM-D is a demineralized bone matrix available in two forms, “flowable” paste or “moldable” putty.... Using rh-BMP-2 may not guarantee fusion in all cases  A large consecutive case series of multilevel fusions treated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic-2 yielded a 10.2% pseudarthrosis rate at 6 … Continue reading Bone Graft substitutes updates

Treatment of Posttraumatic Deformities in Children and Adolescents by Taylor Spatial Frame

http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.jshttp://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=doctorhodaSee details at:Treatment of Posttraumatic Deformities in Children and Adolescents by Taylor Spatial Framehttp://orthopedicjournal.blogspot.com/2010/04/treatment-of-posttraumatic-deformities.html Figure : Radiographs of a 13-year-old boy with a segmented fracture of the femur and damage of the distal femoral epiphysis (A, B). AP (C) and lateral (D) radiographs before frame application (1 year after trauma) showing distal femoral valgus, recurvatum, … Continue reading Treatment of Posttraumatic Deformities in Children and Adolescents by Taylor Spatial Frame

Excision of Proximal Fibular Tumors: A Newly Described Posterior Surgical Approach

http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.jshttp://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=doctorhodaExcision of Proximal Fibular Tumors: A Newly Described Posterior Surgical ApproachSee Details at : http://orthopedicjournal.blogspot.com/2010/04/excision-of-proximal-fibular-tumors.html Figure: Axial transverse anatomical illustration through the proximal third of the tibia with the surgical excision illustrated by dotted lines.