If the World comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinatti. Everything comes there 10 years later.
Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorne Clemens)
Writer & Entrepreneur 1835-1910
At OrthOracle our objective has always been to disseminate an experienced surgeons insights on exactly how to execute each technique, from the initial patient assessment through to every actual step of the operation.
This month for anyone seeking enlightenment on the intricacies of how to safely apply skull skeletal traction, and also its use in the operative management of scoliosis, then Neil Upadahays Skull-Skeletal Traction for correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis should certainly be a starting point. Though Spinal surgery is at the moment one of our smaller sections, it’s growing rapidly and with every technique you’ll find a level surgical description and step by step intra-operative images that are unavailable anywhere else.
Chris Littles Touch implant for trapezio-metacarpal arthritis is comprehensive and “end to end” in all aspects of this technique, which offers potential significant advantage for what can be a very disabling condition. It is also one of 8 operative solutions that we detail in our Hand & Wrist section on managing wrist arthritis.
James Donaldsons DePuy Reclaim stem and extended trochanteric osteotomy(Hip revision) is as detailed an arthroplasty tutorial as you are likely to come across, and has a level of information that is an absolute requirement for those taking on these complex revision implant techniques.
Even for Surgeons already experienced in operative management of tibial fractures Ross Fawdingtons’ explanation and demonstration of the STORM fracture reduction and stabilisation device is a “must read” technique. Whether it changes your mind on how to reduce tibial fractures during fixation, it is a technique worth knowing about, and Ross has a wealth of experience that he shares in his article.
Our 3D interactive anatomy module is now fully live, and is provided as part of every subscription. It’s very detailed and easy to use, and you can also download your own 3D anatomy images for personal use. The Quick start is the easiest way to get going and the extensive range of digital anatomy content and tools you can see in the Anatomy index.
The anatomy module adds significantly to the information available for those planning a technique, and you can try it out if you’re not yet a subscriber as part of the free trial.
Our subscriptions include both free and discounted periods, as well as multi currency options with no minimum subscription term.
For new subscribers the first month is free and the next two months are discounted at 50%. Anyone wanting to pay annually can do so with a 15% discount.
Our question modules generate CME points accredited by the Royal Surgical Colleges of England, Edinburgh and Ireland, which also have European equivalency.
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Mark Herron FRCS
OrthOracle URLs for last publication
Tibial shaft fracture: Reduction and stabilisation for fixation using the STORM device
Ross Fawdington FRCS (Tr & Orth) https://www.orthoracle.com/library/tibial-shaft-fracture-reduction-and-stabilisation-for-fixation-using-the-storm-device/
Skull-Skeletal Traction for correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (INTEGRA MAYFIELD infinity XR2 System)
Mr Neil Upadahay FRCS (Tr & Orth) https://www.orthoracle.com/library/skull-skeletal-traction-for-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-integra-mayfield-infinity-xr2-system/
Revision total hip replacement: DePuy Reclaim stem and extended trochanteric osteotomy
James Donaldson FRCS(Tr and Orth) https://www.orthoracle.com/library/revision-total-hip-replacement-depuy-reclaim-stem-and-extended-trochanteric-osteotomy/
Joint replacement(Hand): Touch implant for Trapezio-metacarpal arthritis (KeriMedical)
Chris Little FRCS (Tr and Orth) https://www.orthoracle.com/library/joint-replacementhand-touch-implant-for-trapezio-metacarpal-arthritis-kerimedical/