Removal of an Intramedullary Nail

From the mechanical viewpoint, it’s not essential to remove an orthopaedic nail in a weight-bearing limb and dissimilar from a plate, it can be left indefinitely in the body. Removal initiated by request of the patient should be delayed for eighteen months. Intramedullary devices sometimes induce local changes which can be irritative either to the

Kirschner Wire

Pins are versatile and are usually helpful for internal fixation. A pin has a comparatively small diameter and is inserted through the soft tissue and bone with comparatively little trauma. A Kirschner wire is inserted with a power drill as well as a guidance system. The soft tissues tend to wind round the Kirschner wire

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Know About Fabrication of Implants

The orthopedic implants manufacturers deploy many of the metal-working methods. A brief account of the fabrication process of some implants follows. An orthopedic bone screw is manufactured by very precise procedures from titanium or steel rod with a diameter of at least the width of a cannulation at this step, which is added by gun

Metals in Orthopedic Use

An ideal trauma implant material should be inert, non-toxic to the body, and completely corrosion-proof. It should be inexpensive, simply worked, and mouldable in various shapes without expensive manufacturing techniques. It should have high resistance to fatigue and great strength too. Such a material isn’t available at present. Stainless Steel There are at least fifty

Forging Forging is basically the art of the blacksmith. The metal is heated as well as hammered or squeezed into shape. A die is occasionally used; this is a mold to guide the flow of the metal. Drop forging, the most commonly utilized forging method, means that the piece is formed in a mould comprising

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Successful use of a bone plate relies on the properties of the plate, the bone screws, the bone and on the accurate application of biomechanical principles. Plate related factors The strength of a plate relies on its cross-sections; thickness is the most significant contributing factor. The strength differs with the cube of the thickness. The

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Cortical and Cancellous Screws A cancellous bone screw has larger threads and a higher pitch in comparison to the cortical screw. It resembles a modified wood-type screw. Its tip isn’t tapered. The core diameter, that is smaller than that of the shaft, offers a greater surface area for purchase of the screw threads on bone.

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Cannulated & Herbert Screws Types

Cannulated Screw  A cannulated screw is utilized for precise insertion in epiphyseal or metaphyseal site over a guide wire reducing the problem of having to remove and reposition an incorrectly placed screw. A guide wire correctly visualizes the path of the screw. Moreover, the guide wire maintains the reduction as well as controls the fracture

Wound Care & Dressing: Post operation, all care should be taken such that chances of infection are minimized. Following surgery, care should be taken to keep the wound dry and clean. The dressing should be changed at regular intervals as advised by the Doctor. Unless allowed by the Doctor, dressings should be done by skilled

The indications and clinical need for routine hardware removal after treating ankle or distal tibia fracture with open reduction and internal fixation are doubtful even when hardware-related pain is unimportant. The article reviews a study carried out on the subject. Purpose of Study Distal tibia and displaced ankle fractures are among the most common fractures

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Instructions for Use for Bone Screws

Surgical implants act as internal aids to normal healing and CAN’T bear the weight of the body when the bone is incompletely healed/not united. Surgical implants have offered the surgeon a means of rigid fixation for fracture management and reconstructive surgery. ONLY TRAINED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON should decide the use of correct implants & should do

For many years, orthopedic surgeons have relied upon stainless steel surgical fixation implants to treat patients having different types of acute orthopedic injuries. However, surgical implantation is just one step in an otherwise intricate as well as a complex process of developing and using a Stainless-Steel orthopaedic implant. Before the arrival of a stainless-steel orthopedic

What is the Pre-op & Post-op Instructions

Pre-admission Testing ALL Pre-admission Lab work, as well as Testing, must be finished prior to the date of surgery. This is for your safety and to prescreen all likely conditions your surgeon and anesthesiologist would require to be aware of before surgery. Your insurance carrier can or cannot cover this expense; though, they are essential

Surgical removal of hardware for internal fixation of broken bones is one of the most often performed orthopedic surgeries in the western world. A total of 180,000 hardware removal surgeries were performed in Germany in the year 2010, making it the 4th most common surgical process in orthopedic surgery after fixation of the surgical fracture,

Post-Operative Care for Humerus Fracture

After the effects of Anesthesia: It is likely that you feel a little off for 1 day or 2 after the surgery. During that time, you shouldn’t drink alcoholic beverages, make any significant decisions or involve in any potentially hazardous activities. It’s very common to be a little nauseated, and you should initiate with a

Recovery from orthopedic surgery may take a lot of time, but there are some tips you may follow to expedite the process. Here are some of the basic nevertheless effective tips for recovering fast from an orthopedic surgery: 1.  Strictly Follow Post-Operation Instructions Immediately after the surgery, you would have got some instructions from your

In orthopedics, surgical site infection (SSI) after implant surgery is a disaster both for the surgeon as well as the patient. This results in increased antibiotic use, repeated debridement, prolonged hospital stays, prolonged rehabilitation, and morbidity as well as mortality. SSIs are important complications of orthopedic procedures that include prosthetic implants. The number of aged

Implant removal belongs to the foremost common elective orthopedic procedures in industrial countries. In an often-cited Finnish study, implant removal contributed to almost 30 percent of all planned orthopedic operations, and 15 percent of all operations of the department. Controversy exists as to the necessity for routine orthopedic implant removal. In children, it can be

ANESTHESIA: You’ll feel a little off for 1 day or 2 after the anesthetic. During that time, you shouldn’t drink alcoholic beverages, make any significant decisions or engage in any potentially hazardous activities. It’s very common to be slightly nauseated and you should initiate with a light, low-fat diet until your appetite comes back. Do

What to Expect: The local anesthetic can make your hand areas feel numb for 8 to 12 hours. You will have a moderate amount of pain for the first 3 to 4 days; this could be adequately addressed by the oral narcotic pain medicine as prescribed when you left the day surgery suite: like Oxycodone

Orthopaedic implants provide orthopedic surgeons with a way of precise bone fixation. There are various uses orf orthopedic implants in numerous fractures. They also play a usually supportive part of treatment, fracture healing, and reconstructive surgery (osteosynthesis and improvement in degenerative diseases). However, implants aren’t appropriate to replace normal body structures or bear the weight

Removal of Surgical Orthopedic Implants

Orthopedic surgery often involves implants to treat damage to a bone. Orthopedic Implants may also be used for reconstructing an injured joint, repairing a fractured bone, or changing the skeleton alignment. Implants help broken bones to heal in correct alignment. While these ortho implants don’t help the bone heal earlier, they can help to fix

What are Wrist and Hand Fractures?

When any of the long bones of hand (metacarpals) or short bones (phalanges) are broke, it’s known as hand fracture. A hand fracture is an injury commonly encountered by athletes, who take part in contact sports (including rugby, soccer, and football) and winter sports (skiing and snowboarding). Various plates are used to treat these fractures.

Clavicle (Collarbone) Fractures Treatment

Clavicle (collarbone) fractures are quite common injuries. If a clavicle fracture isn’t considerably displaced (moved) or angled (bent), then it can be treated in a sling for six weeks. For persons who do a lot of desk work, a ‘figure-8’ brace that leaves the arms free is most popular. If a clavicle fracture is shortened

Your thighbone (femur) is the strongest and longest bone in your body. As the femur is so strong, it often takes a lot of force to break it. Motor vehicle collisions, for instance, are the number one reason of femur fractures. The straight, long part of the femur is known as the femoral shaft. When

Optimal Recovery from Hip Fractures

A hip fracture is a break in the upper quarter of the thigh or femur bone. The extent of the break depends on the involved forces. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is mainly based on the soft tissues affected and bones or on the level of the fracture. The surgeons

The tibia is the large shin bone situated between the ankle and the knee. The fracture occurred in this bone is treated with the help of Trauma implants such as locking head screw, locking head cancellous screw, locking dorsal distal radius L-plate, lateral tibia locking plate, locking anterolateral distal tibia plate and so on. This

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