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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Surgical Technique: A Minimally Invasive Approach to Scapula Neck and Body Fractures.

The approach of choice for open reduction internal fixation of displaced fractures involving the scapula neck or body is from posterior. We describe a new approach that minimizes the surgical insult to the soft tissues but preserves the ability to restore alignment and stability to the fracture.
Gauger EM, Cole PA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21761253

Augmented Reality for surgeons comes via mobile medical technology – Hallux Angles app

“Hallux Angles is a radiographic measurement aid to assist in the pre-op radiographic planning process. It is intended to supplement – not replace – conventional techniques. The target audience includes all those practicing forefoot surgery” iMedicalApps

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Study Identifies Patients at Increased Risk of Morbidity and Mortality after Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery

Study Identifies Patients at Increased Risk of Morbidity and Mortality after Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery - A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has identified patients who are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality when undergoing knee replacement surgery in both legs at the same time. Newswise

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spanish surgeons claim first double leg transplant

Spanish surgeons Monday performed the world's first double-leg transplant on a man whose legs were amputated above the knee after an accident, officials said. PhysOrg.com

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma [Epub ahead of print]

1. Managing Bone Defects. Nauth A, McKee MD, Einhorn TA, Watson JT, Li R, Schemitsch EH.
J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21738065
2. Preclinical Animal Models in Trauma Research. Harvey EJ, Giannoudis PV, Martineau PA, Lansdowne JL, Dimitriou R, Moriarty TF, Richards RG. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21738062

Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery [Epub ahead of print]

1. Relationship between human femorotibial joint configuration and the morphometry of the anterior cruciate ligament. Dargel J, Schmidt-Wiethoff R, Feiser J, Koebke J, Schl├╝ter-Brust K, Eysel P, Michael JW. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21739115
2. Hip abductor muscle strength after total hip arthroplasty with short stems. Kamada S, Naito M, Nakamura Y, Kiyama T. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21739114