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  • Distal Radius Fractures

    Distal radius fractures are the most common orthopedic-related injury, accounting for 17.5% of all fractures in adults. Fractures are classified as distal radius fractures when they occur in the distal 1/3rdof

  • A dorsal bridge plate, as the name implies, is applied to the backside (dorsal) part of the radius, proximal to the fracture, and spans the fractured distal radius and wrist joint where it is then secured with

  • “Internal” distraction fixators (dorsal bridge plates) were originally designed in an effort to mitigate the pitfalls of external fixators. These function to the same extent as external fixators, utilizing tra

  • Geminus Dorsal Spanning Plate: This dorsal spanning plate shares many features as the Skeletal Dynamics Dorsal Spanning Plate. The plate is equipped with the ability to attach to a handle for ease of insertion,

  • Skeletal Dynamics Dorsal Spanning Plate is designed for distal radius fractures with severe comminution requiring prolonged fixation as an alternative to external fixation. It functions similar to other dorsal

  • Tibial Shaft Fractures

    Tibial shaft fractures are the most common long bone fractures and account for 4% of all fractures seen in the Medicare population. Fractures that occur in older patients are usually the result of a low energy

  • The goals of successful surgical management of tibia shaft fractures are to restore limb length, alignment and rotation. This is most often achieved with the use of an intramedullary nail, however a metal plate

  • The most commonly employed device for surgical fixation of tibia shaft fracture are intramedullary nails. However, tibial intramedullary nails may also be used for the following: corrective osteotomy for

  • Synthes Expert TN technologies have been quick to implement new advancements in technology. For example, a versatile proximal and distal locking options to enhance stability once the nail is in place. By

  • The Stryker T2 Alpha Tibia Nailing System ™ was first introduced in 2018, and in the time since it has become one of the most common intramedullary nail systems used today. This nail comes in a variety of sizes t

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Achilles tendon ruptures are a common injury in elite and recreational athletes, most often occurring in men aged 30-40. Risk factors are episodic athletes (“Weekend Warriors”), active use of fluoroquinolone ant

  • Success of an achilles tendon repair relies on securing the ruptured ends of the tendon back together. This has traditionally been accomplished by making a large incision to expose the entire damaged section of

  • Advancements in tethering material has led to the development of FiberWire, which is the suturing material utilized in most modern day achilles repair system. FiberWire is constructed of a multi-strand, long

  • The Arthrex PARS Achilles Jig System is utilized in a percutaneous and minimally invasive surgical approach to reduce the risk of wound complications. The healed tendon achieves a more natural contour, unlike the

  • Symptomatic Cervical Disc Disease

    Symptomatic cervical disc disease is a condition that results from damage and degeneration of the cushion (disc) between the bones (vertebrae) of the neck (cervical spine). When the disc between the bones is

  • Initial treatment of SCDD involves a trial of non-operative management usually for 6-12 weeks, with physical therapy, medications and occasionally injections as the mainstay of treatment. If the symptoms fail to

  • Cervical arthroplasty was first developed in 1966. At the time, ACDF was gaining popularity due to reports of great clinical success. The interest in cervical arthroplasty arose because it offered patients a

  • Medtronic Mobi-C technologies utilize a metal on polyethylene joint interface. The most recent cervical disc replacement device to be FDA approved is the Prestige© LP, which features metal on ceramic. Current

  • The Prodisc-C Total Disc Replacement is one the most commonly used technologies for cervical disc replacement. It is intended to significantly reduce pain through the removal of the diseased disc while restoring

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