In recent years there has been growing interest in blood conservation and avoidance of transfusion in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. The benefits of blood transfusion must be considered and evaluated in terms of risk factors relating to the adverse effects of transfusion. A number of strategies are available to reduce the need for blood transfusion. These strategies are maximally effec...
Orthopedic trauma in rabbits, rodents, and ferrets occurs from household accidents, injury from a falling object, a closing door, attacks from another animal, an owner stepping on an animal, or by poor cage design. After initial evaluation of other body systems, an orthopedic and neurologic examination is performed. Orthopedic trauma is rarely an emergency unless a spinal fracture is suspected....
Many patients would like to resume some sport activities after total knee replacement; however, most recommendations are based on subjective opinion rather than scientific evidence. The following paper presents a literature review of sports after total knee replacement and includes recommendations which are based on biomechanical laws. Most total knee designs show increased conformity near full...
Markku T Nousiainen,
Ranil R Sonnadara,
While the knowledge required of residents training in orthopedic surgery continues to increase, various factors, including reductions in work hours, have resulted in decreased clinical learning opportunities. Recent work suggests residents graduate from their training programs without sufficient exposure to key procedures. In response, simulation is increasingly being incorporated in...
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a not uncommon auto-somal recessive and potentially life-threatening disease. The hemochromatosis gene was identified by Feder et al. in 1996. About 1 in 200 individuals is estimated to be homozygous for the most common mutation—C282Y/C282Y. In the classical form of the disease, cysteine is substituted by tyrosine at amino acid 282 in both alleles. The so-call...
:Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine2005
Radiosynovectomy (RSV) is a local intraarticular injection of radionuclides in colloidal form for radiotherapy. First used by Fellinger et al. in 1952, the technique has now been applied for more than 50 y for treatment of resistant synovitis of individual joints after failure of long-term systemic pharmacotherapy and intraarticular steroid injections. RSV relieves pain and inflammation from rh...