Medical Malpractice Insurance for orthopaedic surgeons

Tibio-Talar-Calcaneus Arthrodesis

– Discussion:     – surgical indications include diabetic neuropathy, osteoarthritis, posttraumatic injury, talar AVN, and RA involving            ankle and subtalar joints;     – position for pantalar arthrodesis:            – 0-5 deg of calcaneus (not equinus) and 5 deg of valgus;     – in the report by Chou, et al, the authors … Read more

Wrist Menu

(see also: Hand Menu; Physical Exam; Radiographs) – Arthroscopy – Arthrography – Aspiration – Arthrodesis – Capitate – Carpal Instability – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – CarpoMetaCarpal Fracture – CMC Arthritis – CMC Instability in the Thumb – CMC Instability in the Metacarpals – Darrach’s Procedure – DeQuervain’s Disease – Distal Radial Fractures – Dorsal Intercalated … Read more

Wrist Arthrodesis

– Indications: – painful or unstable wrist joint w/ advanced destruction due to OA, RA, post traumatic arthritis, SLAC wrist, spastic flexion contracture, degenerative scaphoid non-union, unsuccessful wrist arthroplasty, and Keinbock’s dz; – this procedure is more beneficial for young, active pts or middle aged pts, but not for elderly pts; – PreOp Considerations: – in … Read more

Work Up of the Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty

– See: TKR Menu: (Function and Activity after TKR) – Natural History of Painful TKR:     – references:               – Pain and Depression Influence Outcome 5 Years after Knee Replacement Surgery.               – Impact of Psychological Distress on Pain and Function Following Knee Arthroplasty – Potential Causes of TKR failure:     – early failures:     … Read more


– see wrist menu Bennett’s Fracture Blood Supply to the Wrist Boutonnere Injuries Bouvier’s Test Burns of the hand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cerebral Palsy Claw Hand Clenched Fist Injuries Congenital Deformities of the Hands Compartment Syndromes of the Hand and Forearm CMC Arthritis DeQuervain’s Disease Digit Reimplantation Distal Phalangeal Frx Distal Phalangeal Frx/Finger Tip Injuries … Read more

From the Patient’s Side: What’s New in Orthopaedics

MRSA The silent epidemic: CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA DVT/PE Rivaroxaban versus Enoxaparin for Thromboprophylaxis after Hip Arthroplasty Rivaroxaban versus Enoxaparin for Thromboprophylaxis after Total Knee Arthroplasty New Anticoagulants — The Path from Discovery to Clinical Practice Concussion: Sports Activity After a Concussion Slows Recovery Patient Education:   Prevention of Heat Stroke Lecture   Non Operative Treatment of … Read more