International Archives of

Orthopaedic SurgeryISSN: 2643-4016


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710019

Clinical & Surgical Outcomes of Shoulder Arthrodesis: A Cohort of Seven Cases from the South Metropolitan Health Service of Western Australia

Kieran Bochat, MBBS, Sheldon M Moniz, MBBS and Andrew C Mattin, MBBS, FRACS

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 29, 2020

Shoulder arthrodesis is an uncommon surgical procedure performed for a range of shoulder pathology including brachial plexus injury, instability or as a salvage procedure for failed arthroplasty and tumour cases. Cohorts report generally good outcomes despite high rates of complications. We aim to investigate the outcomes of all patients undergoing shoulder arthrodesis within the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) from 2001-2019. There is a gap in the literature about the social demographi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710018

Keyhole Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using MIS-CTS-Kits (Surgical Technique)

Wongthawat Liawrungrueang and Sunton Wongsiri

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 15, 2020

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common hand disease. The standard open technique for carpal tunnel surgery has some wound problems and complications significantly more than minimally invasive surgery. The keyhole technique produces good results with the novel tool of MIS-CTS kits (Minimally invasive surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome kits) was developed to improve effectiveness for surgery....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710017

Challenging Case: Two Successive Unusual Causes of Revision Hip Prosthesis; Management and Outcome

Naoufal Elghoul, Tariq Hamamouch, Laribi Adam, Georges Saad, Mohammed Zaaf and Abdeloihab Jaafar

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 24, 2020

Femoral stem fracture is an extremely rare cause, especially in cementless nonmodular stem femoral. Furthermore, revision surgery for isolated polyethylene wear represents a challenge and dilemma for the orthopedic surgeon. This study aimed to present the first case that described two successive challenging causes of total hip arthroplasty revision, and to detail how they were how they were best managed. A 65-year-old male patient with a body mass index of 31 who underwent a primary left cementl...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710016

Accuracy of Orthopedic Shoulder Test in Detecting Rotator Cuff Tears and Retears: A Narrative Review

Brian H Goldman, DO, Alejandro Carmona-Casillas, BS, Greg Galvin, DO, Jorge Benito, DO, Phong Truong, DO and Pedro J Tort-Saade, MD

Article Type: Narrative Review Article | First Published: January 23, 2020

The purpose of this review is to discuss the accuracy of orthopedic tests in detecting rotator cuff tears and retears, while developing new, more sensitive and specific clinical exam tools. With the ever-increasing population and consequent increased incidence of shoulder pathology, there is a vertical trend in medical cost as physical diagnosis is evermore substituted by imaging diagnosis. Unfortunately, clinical examination maneuvers have demonstrated variable specificity and sensitivity for p...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710015

How Long Do We Need to Restrict Weight Bearing after Fixation of Pediatric Femur Fractures?

Amy N Ford, MD, Elizabeth A Harkin, MD, Joseph Romano, MD, William D Lack, MD, Hobie D Summers, MD and Joseph B Cohen, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 06, 2020

Surgical management of pediatric femur fractures is accomplished with intramedullary nailing or plate fixation. These fractures heal quickly with a low incidence of complications, although there is a paucity of evidence on how long postoperative weight bearing restrictions need to be in place or whether they are even necessary at all. The objectives of this study are to compare methods of fixation of pediatric femur fractures and postoperative weight bearing protocols and to correlate these with...

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