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Traction Table–related Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery

Última actualización 1/12/10Michael A. Flierl, MD, Philip F. Stahel, MD, David J. Hak, MD, Steven J. Morgan, MD and Wade R. Smith, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 18, No 11, November 2010 Abstract: Traction tables are used in numerous procedures about the hip and femur, including fracture fixation, …

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Pressure Ulcers in Orthopaedics

Última actualización 13/09/10NULL J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 18, No 9, September 2010 D. “Trey” Remaley, DO and Todd Jaeblon, DO Pressure ulcers can be a devastating complication in the care of orthopaedic patients. Their presence leads to increased morbidity, mortality, and cost of care. Therapy and rehabilitation cannot …

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Antifibrinolytics in Major Orthopaedic Surgery

Última actualización 15/03/10Jason David Eubanks, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010 18 Total joint arthroplasty and deformity surgery of the spine can require complex reconstructive procedures accompanied by the potential for major blood loss. In an attempt to minimize the perioperative blood loss associated with these procedures, recent focus …

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Ambulatory Assistive Devices in Orthopaedics: Uses and Modifications

Última actualización 1/02/10J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 18, No 1, January 2010 Safi R. Faruqui, DO and Todd Jaeblon, DO Ambulatory assistive devices (eg, canes, crutches, walkers) provide advantages such as stability, augmentation of muscle action, and reduction of weight-bearing load. Although they are often prescribed, a detailed understanding …

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Current Treatment Strategies for Bicolumnar Distal Humerus Fractures

Última actualización 25/01/10J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 18, No 1, January 2010 Gregory J. Galano, MD, Christopher S. Ahmad, MD and William N. Levine, MD Management of distal humerus fractures continues to challenge orthopaedic surgeons. The unique and complex anatomy of the distal humerus, involving the ulnohumeral and radiocapitellar …

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