Sequesterum – What’s all about it !
SEQUESTERUM Definition : It is a separated microscopic/macroscopic necrotic fragment of usually a cortical bone which seems to be radiodense, surrounded by infected granulation tissue and pus (radiolucent) from the viable parent bone Diagnostic importance : Its presence is necessary to make a diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis Biological importance : It […]Read More
Types of Osteoporosis
Types of Osteoporosis : Type 1 Type 1 or postmenopausal osteoporosis occurs in 5% to 20% of women, affecting those within 15 to 20 years of menopause with a peak incidence in the 60s and early 70s. The incidence in women is eight times higher than that in men. The frequency of postmenopausal osteoporosis accounts […]Read More
Well Blood Banks, Eye Banks and Sperm banks(specially after Vicky Donor) are quite well known and are present in almost all major Govt. and private Hospitals. Existence of Bone banks is not quite popular specially among non medical people, but Bone Banks are also maintained in some Hospitals. As for blood its said “DONATE BLOOD, SAVE […]Read More
Betadine : It is iodine combined with polyvinylpyrrolidone It is broad spectrum – effective against gram positive , gram negative bacteria , fungi , viruses and protozoa Its preoperative application before surgical incision reduces colonization It decreases fibroblast proliferation and neovascularization in chronic wounds Hydrogen Peroxide : It is inexpensive and wisely available It […]Read More
Dressing Materials in Surgery – Unheard and Unread !
Classification of Dressing Materials : (On the basis of construction and function) 1. Absorptive : a. Gauzes – Plain / Impregnated 2. Occlusive (Moisture maintaining dressings) a. Film dressings b. Hydrocolloids c. Hydrogels 3. Others a. Amnion b. Homograft/Xenograft c. Silicon substitute d. Oxidised regenerated cellulose and collagenRead More
Prosthesis and Orthosis
Prosthesis : It is a device designed to replace as much as possible the function or appearance of a missing limb or a body part. Orthosis : It is a device designed to supplement or augment the function of an existing limb or a body part. It also controls the abnormal movements or allows restricted normal […]Read More
Who was Steinmann !
Fritz Steinmann (1872–1932) Steinmann Pin Fritz Steinmann was a committed student of Theodore Kocher, another famous Swiss surgeon. When asked about his free time under Kocher, Steinmann replied that “not only did he not have one moment of free time, but that he often went months without leaving the hospital grounds.” Early […]Read More
Radiological Grading of Stress Fractures
Grading of Stress Fractures on the Basis of Radiologic Findings : Grade Radiographic Finding Bone Scan Finding MRI Finding 1 Normal Poorly defined area Increased activity on STIR image 2 Normal More intense Poor definition on STIR and T2-weighted images 3 Discrete line Sharp area of uptake No focal or fusiform cortical break on T1- […]Read More
Miserable malalignment syndrome (MMS)
Anterior knee pain in children and adolescents, often assigned the vague diagnosis of “patellofemoral syndrome,” may have a number of different causes. Subtle anatomic abnormalities in the alignment of an adolescent’s hips, knees, or legs can contribute to anterior knee pain. Miserable malalignment syndrome (MMS) is a term used to describe a triad of anatomic […]Read More
A presentation by Dr. Tushar Mehta Click here to read/view full presentation: http://bit.ly/potts-spine [notice]If you are a DAMS Delhi student or if you have purchased the book Orthopaedics Punch, and you want the presentation in downloadable format, send your request via Contact Us form or mail at [email protected] Mention your DAMS roll no. or use the […]Read More