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Marfan Syndrome

Última actualización 14/10/09J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 9, September 2009 LCDR Eric D. Shirley, MD, MC, USN and Paul D. Sponseller, MD Marfan syndrome is a variable autosomal dominant disorder; most cases result from mutations of fibrillin-1. Diagnosis is guided by the Ghent nosology. The condition may …

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Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle

Última actualización 2/10/09J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 9, September 2009 Alexander van der Ven, MD, MBA, Cary B. Chapman, MD and John H. Bowker, MD Charcot neuroarthropathy is a common cause of morbidity in persons with diabetes mellitus and sensory neuropathy. Although Charcot neuroarthropathy is rare, it …

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Stress Radiographs in Orthopaedic Surgery

Última actualización 27/08/09Paul M. Lafferty, MD, William Min, MD, MS, MBA and Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 8, August 2009 Stress radiographs are useful in determining the amount of ligamentous laxity present following trauma. The results may be helpful in determining diagnosis, surgical …

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Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures: Current Concepts

Última actualización 4/05/09William M. Ricci, MD, Bethany Gallagher, MD and George J. Haidukewych, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 5, May 2009 Intramedullary nailing is the preferred method for treating fractures of the femoral shaft. The piriformis fossa and greater trochanter are viable starting points for antegrade …

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Achondroplasia: Manifestations and Treatment

Última actualización 22/04/09Eric D. Shirley, MD and Michael C. Ain, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 4, April 2009, Achondroplasia, the most common skeletal dysplasia, is caused by a mutation of fibroblast growth factor receptor-3. This disorder is characterized by frontal bossing, midface hypoplasia, otolaryngeal system dysfunction, …

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Effect of procedure duration on total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty survivorship in the United States Medicare population

Última actualización 26/12/08J Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep;23(6 Suppl 1):127-32. Epub 2008 Jun 13. Ong KL, Lau E, Manley M, Kurtz SM. The effect of procedure duration on joint arthroplasty survivorship in the USA is unknown. We examined the association between procedure duration with primary total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty …

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