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Tibial Non Unions

– Discussion:     – non union general discussion – frx healing discussion – definition: no evidence of healing over 3 months; – FDA definition: frx that is over 9 months old w/ no radiographic signs of progression toward healing for 3 months; – pain on weight bearing is a classical symptom of nonunion – final stage of … Read more

Orthopaedic Menu Index: F

  Fracture Menu: Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Failure Fasciotomy Fat Embolism Syndrome Femoral Skeletal Traction Femoral Anteversion: Femur Felon Fibroma Fibrocartilage Fibrous Cortical Defect Fibula Fibular hemimelia Fibromatosis Fibrous Dysplasia Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Fibromyalgia Syndrome Fibrous Histiocytoma Fibrosarcoma Fibrosarcoma of Bone Finger Tip Injuries Flaps, Reconstructive Surgery: Flat Foot Flexor Tendon Injuries of the Hand Flourosis Fluid … Read more

Tibia Fracture Menu

Frx Treatment Methods:               (Synthes) Casting of Tibial Fractures External Fixators Plating of Tibial Fractures: Intramedullary Nails for Tibial Fracture: Amputation following Fractures of the Tibia Blood Supply Blounts Disease Bone Grafting for Tibial Fracture Bowing of Tibia: – Anterolateral Bowing: – Posteromedial Tibial Bowing: Casting of Tibial Fractures Compartment Syndrome following Tibial Fx Congenital Pseudarthrosis … Read more

FVFG: Bone Graft Harvest

– Technique: Cancellous bone is obtained from the lateral femur with a large curette through the fenestration made for the reamer. During the entire reaming procedure a large sucker is used to remove the loose fragments and blood from the cavity. Periodically during the procedure, the contents of the sucker are emptied into the bone … Read more

Type II Pilon Frx

– Discussion:     – comprises articular frx w/ articular incongruity but minimal comminution;     – frx extend into the joint distally from a spiral frx of distal tibia     – ankle mortise must be evaluated carefully to determine if fibular frx in question is part of joint injury or merely                 frx assoc … Read more

X rays: for Tibial Frx

– comminution:     – more than 50% cortical comminution is considered significant and increases chance of non union; – displacement:     – > 50% frx displacement will significantly increase risk of non-union, due to instability of frx and predisposition for future displacement (if treated closed); – accetable reduction:     – > 10 deg … Read more