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Acetabular Component Revision w/ Gap Cup

Total Hip Replacement Menu » Acetabular Component Revision » Discussion indications: salvage device for use in cases of pelvic discontinuity where a stable socket cannot be wedged between the anterior and posterior columns; classification of bone defects and bone grafting options: in almost every case, bone graft is morcelized and placed behind the cup; in … Read more

Absent Thumb

Discussion total absence of the thumb may be an isolated anomaly, but it is often associated with some other congenital malformation; absent thumb may be inherited as autosomal dominant or may be sporadic; absent thumb is frequently observed in Holt-Oram syndrome, Fanconi’s anemia, and ring D chromosome abnormalities; absent radius is almost always associated with … Read more

Abductor Pollicis Brevis

origin tuberosity of the scaphoid and the ridge of trapezium; another slip originates from the transverse carpal ligament; insertion Lateral surface of the base of the proximal phalanx of thumb; action abdcution and medial rotation of the metacarpal of the thumb; synergists abductor pollicis longus, EPL; nerve supply median nerve, C8, T1; Discussion although opposition … Read more

Abductor Digiti Minimi

Anatomy origin: pisiform bone and from the tendon of the FCU ; insertion two slips; into ulnar side of the base of proximal phalanx of little finger; into ulnar border of aponeurosis of extensor digiti minimi expansion of finger extensor tendons; action abducts little finger & helps flex its proximal phalanx at MP joint; synergists … Read more


(see also: Therapeutic Principles & Anti-Gout Meds Discussion gout refers to articular dz of MSU deposits (tophi) in soft tissues. it is caused by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in poorly perfused tissues, as well as bursae, ligaments, articular cartilage, and synovial membranes; on average, a family history of gout can be obtained in less … Read more

Septic Arthritis

Discussion » orthopaedic infection menu general orders and treatment differential diagnosis » (also consider Brucella melitensis, Borrelia burgdorferi and Treponema pallidum) Painful knee–an unusual cause secondary to pseudomonas septic arthritis of the hip. Septic until proven otherwise: approach to and treatment of the septic joint in adult patients. Indicators for detection of septic arthritis in … Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Discussion ARA criteria for RA pathogenesis differential diagnosis: spondyloarthropathies & related chronic seroneg arthritides; systemic lupus erythematosus; scleroderma; dermatomyositis; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Clinical Aspects » Laboratory Aspects » Radiographic Aspects » Treatment of RA Medical Management of RA » Surgical Treatment cervical spine hand wrist elbow and shoulder: frequently there is concomitant shoulder and elbow … Read more

Psoriatic Arthritis

(see also: Spondyloarthropathies) Discussion psoriasis affects 1-2 % of U.S. population & typically presents w/ well-defined erythematous scaly plaques; only a minority of pts with psoriasis develop arthritis; when arthritis develops, it most often is an asymmetrical oligoarthritis, which at times may be quite destructive; some patients may develop spondylitis (usually will have HLA-B27 antigen); … Read more