Ortho Oracle - orthopaedic operative atlas

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

– See: – El Escorial Revisited: Revised Criteria for the Diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Disorders of Nerves: – Anterior Horn Cell Disorders: – ALS Society Homepage – Discussion: – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a syndrome characterized by both upper and lower motor neuron disease; – destruction of anterior horn cells & descending corticospinal tracts; … Read more

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

TKR: Valgus Deformity

– See: – TKR Menu: – Collateral ligaments: – Medial Collateral Ligament – Lateral Collateral Ligament – Discussion: – more common in females; – in valgus knee, ligament balancing is more difficult to fix; – the anatomic deformity is usually larger in valgus than in varus, and it is on the femoral side; – femur … Read more

Tumors of Hand and Distal radius

– Adamantinoma – Basal Cell Carcinoma: – Calcinosis – Chondrosarcoma: – the most common bony malignancy in the hand; – CMC Boss: bony growth at bases of second and third metacarpals; – special radiographs can demonstrate the osteophytes, which may be resected if symptoms warrent; – associated with ganglia at least 30% of the time, … Read more

Tunnel of Guyon

– Discussion: – Guyon (French Urologist) described this space in 1861; – Guyon’s canal is approximately 4 cm long beginning at the proximal extent of transverse carpal ligament and ends at the aponeurotic arch of hypothenar muscles; – depression between pisiform & hook of hamate is converted into fibrosseous tunnel, the tunnel of Guyon, by pisohamate … Read more

Total Knee Replacement – Patient Saftey Packet

How We Are Committed to Protecting Your Safety:          How We Protect You From Infection          How We Protect You From  Blood Clots: What you should know before your surgery?         your laboratory results                 your hematocrit should be between 30 and 45%                         – if your hematocrit drops below 25-26% during your surgery, we may recommend a … Read more