AAOS Now, November 2010
Outcomes still modest a century after Perthes discovery
JAAOS article examines treatment controversies and research directions One hundred years ago, three investigators—Arthur Legg, MD, an American orthopaedic surgeon; Jacques Calvé, a French surgeon; and Georg Clemens Perthes, a German surgeon—independently identified the degenerative childhood hip disorder that bears their names, recognizing it as a separate disease entity from tuberculosis. Their descriptions were published within months of each other, and Dr.
Meetings and Course Listings
Listed below are upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses and orthopaedic meetings (December 2010 through mid-April 2011). For more information about AAOS-sponsored courses, contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726 or visit the CME course section of the AAOS Web site at www.aaos.org/courses For more information about other CME courses or orthopaedic meetings listed, contact the source provided.
Surgery not a career-ender for NFL players with cervical disk herniation
Results in higher return-to-play rates, longer careers Listen to Dr. Hsu’s interview about treating elite athletes Football players are no strangers to injury. But cervical disk injuries are particularly worrisome. The high-velocity collisions sustained by players can lead to cervical disk herniations (CDH), which can, in turn, cause symptoms such as neck pain, radiating pain in the upper extremities, and coordination problems.
Is simultaneous nailing safe?
Retrospective review finds similar risks in single and multiple nailings In patients with metastatic skeletal lesions, many surgeons are hesitant to perform simultaneous nailing of multiple pathologic and impending fractures. This caution is primarily related to the risk of pulmonary compromise and mortality due to fat and tumor emboli generated during nailing.
Creating a good surgical technique video
Choosing a topic is just the beginning For residents, surgical technique videos can help bridge the gap between classroom instruction and clinical application. They also serve as important learning tools for physicians, surgeons, and allied healthcare personnel. But although anyone can make a video these days—especially with the handheld technology available—video recording a surgical technique for educational purposes requires more than just a camera in the operating room.
Arthroscopic ligament repair shows promise
Small group of patients has positive results Although, ligament reconstruction in the shoulder and knee is increasingly performed arthroscopically, open surgery has prevailed in repair of the lateral ankle ligament. Peter G. Mangone, MD, notes that the open approach remains the standard “despite the fact that ankle arthroscopy has become more common.” Dr.
AANA/SOMOS collaborate on course
Military surgeons learn advanced arthroscopic shoulder techniques Military surgeons must treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, with the goal of returning soldiers to active duty as soon as possible. Depending on their surgical training, some military surgeons may have had less exposure to some of the more advanced arthroscopic techniques currently being used.
Second Look – Clinical News and Views
If you missed these Headline News Now items the first time around, AAOS Now gives you a second chance to review them. Headline News Now—the AAOS thrice-weekly, online update of news of interest to orthopaedic surgeons—brings you the latest on clinical, socioeconomic, and political issues, as well as important announcements from AAOS.
What’s your Diagnosis?
In this feature, AAOS Now publishes a series of images, challenging readers to diagnose the condition depicted. The images for this month’s challenge were submitted by Valerae O. Lewis, MD, from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Lewis provides the following information: “The patient is a 14-year-old male who was seen for pain and swelling in the left knee. Plain film radiograph (A) revealed eccentric radiolucency with an osteolytic lesion of the distal lateral femur.
Jose R. Aluja-Deu, MD Mexico City, Mexico Russell W. Baksic, MD Palm Desert, Calif. Bradford S. Bennett, MD West Jefferson, N.C. James P. Cloud, MD Oct. 31, 2009 Joshua, Texas Desmond M. Dall, MD Hermanus, Cape, South Africa Vaughn L. Fisher Jr., MD May 2008 Bowling Green, Ky. Paul C. Iverson, MD Sept. 9, 2010 Spicer, Minn. Donald D. Kalvoda, MD Brunswick, Maine Ronald E. Little, MD Detroit, Mich. George H. Mollett, MD La Canada, Calif. Joseph J.