Fracture Of The Greater Tuberosity

Fracture Of The Greater Tuberosity: Mechanism Of Fracture This type of fracture occurs in the following cases of direct and indirect injury. In cases of a direct injury, the patient falls with the arm in an abducted position. Here, the force is transmitted in an upward direction along the humerus (the long bone in the


Ankle Arthrodesis

Ankle Arthrodesis/fusion is the end-stage procedure for the treatment of ankle arthritis. Other options available for treating arthritis of ankle is Joint Replacement Surgery. So, when selecting between arthrodesis and replacement as the optimum procedure for a patient the important considerations are- 1) Infrastructure: – Well equipped OT and Trained Staff 2) Availability of Implants:

humerus Fracture

Humerus Fracture

A humerus fracture is a break of the humerus bone within the top arm. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and bruising. Types for Humerus Fracture Shaft – The plating technique is used when indicated for the treatment of a fracture of the shaft of the humerus. Depending upon bone anatomy, a broad heavy-duty plate or

Tibia Fracture

In the case of tibial shaft fractures associated with a displaced intra-articular fracture of the knee and the ankle, plating is the most commonly adopted technique. The tibial plateau fracture and the tibial pilon fracture require accurate open reduction and fixation. Buttress plating is almost always necessary to support epiphyseal-metaphyseal fragments. Plating with Indirect reduction

Basic Principles of Plate Fixation

Excellent results of fractured bones by plate and screws can be achieved not only by following biomechanical principles but also depends on the quality and design of plate, screw and bone health. Various Factors Can Be Responsible for Good Results. Plate material should be adequate in its strength. The strength of the plate varies with

ulnar styloid process fracture

What Is an Ulnar Styloid Fracture?

Ulna and Radius are two main bones in the forearm. Ulna runs along the outside of the wrist and Radius runs along the inside. A bony projection at the end of the ulna is called the ulnar styloid process. It fits into the cartilage of the wrist joint and plays an important role in the strength and

Ankle fracture

What Is an Ankle Fracture?

Ankle fracture: Types, Symptoms & Causes An ankle fracture happens when one or more than one bone that makes up the ankle joint- and probably its ligaments break at or close to the joint. Every year, 184 persons out of every 100,000 withstand ankle fractures. Emergency rooms witness 1.2 billion visits in 2003 due to

Femur Fractures Treatments

Pediatric Femur Fractures Treatments

Injuries to children leading to fracture of femoral bone are quite common. Non-surgical treatment option has been effective for common Femur Fractures. Selecting treatment method for femur fractures is dependent on the age of the child since the displacement (separation of the bone ends) that can be accepted depends on the child’s age and even

PHMA Locking Plate 3.5 MM & 4.0 MM (Proximal Humeral Multi Angle) – Long

Plates have been used from very early times to fix the bones internally. The plates serve to maintain length, rotation, and angulation at the fracture. Initially, there were Sherman plates, which used self-tapping screws. Then came the Broad, Narrow and Small plates of A O type. They were used with compression devices to give a

What are spinal implants

What are Spinal implants?

Spinal Implants: Spinal or spine implant systems made of titanium and other materials, utilizing specially designed spinal instrumentation are often used when spinal conditions require surgery. The implants facilitate fusion, correct deformities, and stabilize and strengthen the spine. Conditions that often require instrumented fusion surgery include slippage of the spine (spondylolisthesis), chronic degenerative disc disease, traumatic fracture,

Bone Plate Attached

How Is A Bone Plate Attached?

A bone, if fractured needs to be properly aligned and stabilized so that it unites and is strong enough to handle the body’s weight and movement. Earlier, Doctors relied on casts and splints from outside the body to support and stabilize the bone. The development of a surgical intervention to internally set and stabilize fractured

Mid-Shaft Humerus Fracture Treatment

The humerus bone connects the shoulder to the elbow. The upper extremity includes this segment of the body together with the hand and the forearm. The humerus is a strong bone which has the ball of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint on the top and a hinge of the elbow joint on the bottom. There are three

Decision Making and Preoperative Planning

Introduction Preoperative planning has always been a significant component of the complete strategy of fracture care by surgical intervention. Preoperative planning enables the surgeon to perform the operation in his mind prior to the actual surgical procedure. It gives him an opportunity to prepare the equipment that might be needed and allows him to plan

Distal Femur (Thighbone) Fractures of the Knee

Distal Femur is the part of thighbone above Knee joint, which pans out like an inverted funnel.  A fracture in this bone is termed a Distal Femur Fracture. Such fractures commonly occur in people whose bones are weak due to old age, or in younger people who have suffered high energy injuries like a car

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Locking compression plate

The following are some general guidelines when using these implants for Locking compression plate-LCP Whenever possible, the fracture is first reduced by indirect means. If required, the reduction is then maintained using external fixators or distractors. If a well-contoured or anatomically preshaped plate is utilized, the implant may be used as a reduction aid when

Ulna Fracture

There are two bones in the forearm – radius and the ulna. When one or both the bones of the forearm have a fracture, we term it as Forearm Fracture. Both bones are important not only for proper motion of the elbow and wrist joints but also serve as important attachments to muscles of the

Overview of Internal Fixators

Overview of Internal Fixators

The overview of the internal fixator has made MIPO a more practical theory and expanded its scope and range of applications. The internal fixator is a submuscular or subcutaneously positioned external fixator. The design feature that is unique of the internal fixator is the locking head screw (LHS)- the screw head incorporates a double conical

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Hands cannot perform its routine tasks without the use of the wrists. Hence, older individuals, who experience arthritis undergo various rehabilitative, non-invasive treatments to restore all or most wrist functions as soon as possible. Unfortunately, cases of severe arthritis may cause patients to suffer from extreme pain and lose all functions of the wrist. It


Bone Plates

Bone plates work like internal splints which hold together the fractured parts of a bone. These plates are available in all size, thicknesses, and shapes to suit the bone for which it is to be used. Over the years, developments in material science and engineering have led to the evolution of different shapes and size

Clavicle Fracture

Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) are one of the treatment options to fix a broken bone. It puts the parts of a broken bone together, so that they can heal. Open reduction means the bones are put back in their place during a surgery. Internal fixation means that special hardware is used to hold

knee fractures

A kneecap or a patella is a small bone that connects the thigh bones and your leg bones. The function of patella is to protect the knee joint, by acting as a shield. The bones of the patella, thigh, and legs are enclosed with articular cartilage, a slippery fluid that allows smooth bone movement when

External Fixator

In an External Fixation System, pins are inserted in the skin into the bone and held in place by an external frame. Thus, there is no placement of Orthopedic implants internally. The usual indications are open fractures such as a tibia fracture which needs dressings or attention to a wound or flap. It can also

Thumb Sprain

Thumb Sprain: Symptoms & Treatment

A thumb sprain is a severe condition that can occur in athletes, physically active people or simply anyone who experiences an injury relating to their hand. Many would consider this as a minor injury that will gradually heal on its own when, in fact, a thumb sprain can affect your ability to grasp, therefore impairing

Bone Plating

Kinds of Modes of Bone Plating

A bone plate may be placed so that it may be utilized for one of the following kinds of structural support: Compression Mode Neutralization Mode Buttress plate Antiglide plate Bridge plating or span plating Tension band Plates are available in various shapes and sizes depending on the bone size and its anatomical shape. Similarly, Bone

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Wrist Fractures

The wrist contains two forearm bones: the ulna and the radius. The most commonly encountered fracture in the wrist is that of the distal radius, the end of the larger of the two arm bones at the thumb-side of the wrist. Generally, Distal radius fractures occur about one inch from the end of the radius

hip Fracture

Do You Know About Hip Fracture?

What is a Hip Fracture? A hip fracture is a severe injury that may hamper your ability to walk. Most people fracture their hips at the upper area of the femur, where the thighbone meets the hip joint. The injury usually requires surgery and physical therapy for a full recovery. The surgeons use ortho implants

Cervical Implants

Cervical or spine implants are orthopedic devices orthopedic surgeons use to decompress and stabilize the spine. These devices are implanted either from the front (anterior) of the spine or from the back (posterior). Information about anterior implants starts below. The aims of cervical spine surgery include: Reduce pressure on the nerve(s) by decompression (for instance,

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