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Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Upper Extremity

Última actualización 18/02/11NULL Mark L. Prasarn, MD and Elizabeth A. Ouellette, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 19, No 1, January 2011, Acute compartment syndrome occurs when pressure within a fibro-osseous space increases to a level that results in a decreased perfusion gradient across tissue capillary beds. Compartment syndromes …

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Femoral Malrotation Following Intramedullary Nail Fixation

Última actualización 2/02/11NULL Joshua D. Lindsey, MD and James C. Krieg, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 19, No 1, January 2011, Intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fracture can result in inadvertent malalignment. Malrotation is the most common cause of deformity, but it is underrecognized, in part because of …

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Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infections of the Hip and Knee

Última actualización 11/01/11NULL Craig Della Valle, MD, Javad Parvizi, MD, Thomas W. Bauer, MD, PhD, Paul E. DiCesare, MD, Richard Parker Evans, MD, John Segreti, MD, Mark Spangehl, MD, William C. Watters, III, MD, Michael Keith, MD, Charles M. Turkelson, PhD, Janet L. Wies, MPH, Patrick Sluka, MPH and Kristin …

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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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