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Intramedullary Rods for Broken Bones

Also known as an interlocking nail or intramedullary nail, an intramedullary rod is one of the most used orthopedic implants for the treatment of long bone fractures, for example, femur and tibia fractures. It is used by inserting into the medullary cavity of the bone to stabilize and align the fracture. These rods are known…

Orthopedic Bone Screws

The use of orthopedic devices for the fixation of fractures is new as it is being practiced for ages. The things that have changed are the quality and effectiveness along with the materials they are made from. One of the oldest orthopedic implants that are being used is the bone screw. Archimedes of Syracuse is…

Clavicle Fracture

Clavicle fractures are very common and comprise 2.6% to 5% of all fractures in adults, with midshaft injuries accounting for almost 75% of all fracture types. Clavicle fractures typically occur when an axial load is applied to the bone, generally in the form of a sudden point load to the apex of the shoulder. When…

Fibula Fractures

A fibula fracture refers to a break in the fibula bone. A forceful impact, such as landing after a high jump or any impact to the outer part of the leg, can cause a fracture. Even spraining or rolling an ankle puts stress on the fibula bone, which can lead to a fracture. Types of…

Clavicle Fracture

Clavicle (collarbone) fractures make up 44% to 66% of all fractures of shoulder. A doctor can often diagnose a clavicle fracture during a physical evaluation, but X-rays and other tests are often recommended. The fracture may also require surgical intervention when Orthopaedic or trauma Implant may be used to fix the fracture. Diagnosing Clavicle Fractures…

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,…

Fibula

A fibula fracture occurs when there is an injury in the leg to one of the two bones of the leg. The leg (the segment between the ankle and knee) is made up of two bones. The larger bone, the tibia, carries most of the weight of the body). The smaller bone, the fibula, is…

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…

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