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In the wake of the recent terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon we can take pride as American orthopedic surgeons that those who represented our specialty in the treatment of the gravely injured did so with professionalism and...
Focus on Foot and Ankle
Bilateral Hallux Varus Deformity Correction With a Suture Button Construct
Dr. Hsu and colleagues investigated isolated bilateral hallux varus deformity occurring after pregnancy and prior bunion surgery and found that using the Mini TightRope device the patient had pain relief and returned to regular activities...
A Biomechanical Comparison of Distal Clavicle Fracture Reconstructive Techniques
Dr. Bishop and colleagues evaluated biomechanical performance and mode of failure in 4 treatment methods and found no significant difference in ultimate load to failure among groups in the treatment of the unstable distal clavicle...
Orthopedic Technologies & Techniques
A Novel Technique for Percutaneous Removal of a Suprapatellar Intramedullary Nail
This article describes a novel percutaneous technique for the removal of a SIMN using the same instruments and incision used for nail insertion and was demonstrated on a cadaveric specimen as well as with a sawbones model
Preventing Surgical Site Infection: Preoperative Bathing
Prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) in total hip and knee arthroplasty is a top priority in healthcare management today for several reasons: increased patient morbidity, poor clinical outcomes, and excess cost. The Centers for...
From the Resident Advisory Board
Caring for the Polytrauma Patient: Is Your System Surviving or Thriving?
When taking care of the polytrauma patient, coordinated care between services has been demonstrated to lead to improved outcomes on various levels. However, most trauma centers function in a constant state of chaos, where communication...
Case Report & Literature Review
Both-Bone Forearm Fracture With Distal Radioulnar Joint Dislocation
Both-bone forearm fractures, also known as concomitant diaphyseal radius and ulna fractures, and distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) dislocations are each uncommon injuries in adult upper extremity trauma. DRUJ dislocations are more often...
Airway obstruction by wound hematoma is a serious adverse event associated with anterior cervical spine surgery. Although intrinsic airway edema is the most plausible pathophysiologic mechanism of obstruction, we hypothesized that...
Although hamstring strains are common among professional football players, proximal tendon avulsions are relatively rare. Surgical repair is recommended, but there is no evidence on professional football players return to play (RTP). We...
Latissimus dorsi avulsion injuries are rarely reported in the literature and are managed with a variety of strategies. Primary anatomical repair of tendon to bone may offer athletes the best chance for successful return to...
Although posttraumatic pelvic heterotopic ossification (HO) after hip fracture dislocation is well established, and nerve encasement by HO may occur, the development of neurologic deficit is rare. A thorough history and adequate clinical...
We sought to determine the effect anterior versus posterior in situ decompression with 360° external neurolysis on ulnar nerve subluxation.
Ten cadaveric specimens were used, with anterior release performed on 5 specimens and...
An air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of shoulder arthroscopy.
In this article, we report the case of a patient who developed a nonfatal air embolism during shoulder arthroscopy for an acute bony Bankart...
Anticoagulation after spine surgery confers the unique risk of epidural hematoma.
We sought to determine the incidence of and patient risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after spine surgery. We...
Practicing sports medicine in a large Southern city has a number of pros and cons on an everyday basis. One of the many upsides is the trusting respect that patients have for their caregivers, doctors included. As an orthopedic resident in...
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