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2009 Measuring metacarpal cortical bone by digital x-ray radiogrammetry

Location: http://arthritis-research.com/content/pdf/ar2788.pdf

Changes in metacarpal cortical bone mineral density (BMD) using digital x-ray radiogrammetry were studied in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. After 1, 2, and 5 years, large BMD losses were found: –1.7%, –2.8%, and –5.6%, respectively. Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide levels were independent predictors of bone loss, indicating that the largest amount...
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Randal R Betz MD at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Location: http://www.spineuniverse.com/mdpage.php?doctorID=904

Dr. Betz is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric spine deformity and spinal cord injury. He is currently one of only a few spine surgeons to utilize vertebral body...
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2008 Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – to operate or not

Location: http://www.pssjournal.com/content/2/1/25

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) represents a rare condition with a potentially detrimental impact on young patients. Despite vast clinical research and published treatment guidelines and algorithms, the optimal therapeutic choice for these patients remains highly controversial. While advocates of early surgery emphasize the benefits of surgical deformity correction with regard...
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2006 Pectus Excavatum eMedicine

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview

Background: Pectus excavatum, also known as sunken or funnel chest, is a congenital chest wall deformity in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, producing a concave, or caved-in, appearance to the anterior chest wall. Image 1 illustrates the typical appearance of this deformity in a 16-year-old boy. The...
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Ledderhose Disease Plantar Fibromatosis Wheeless

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/ledderhose_disease_plantar_fibromatosis

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
disorder of unknown etiology characterised by local proliferation of abnormal fibrous tissue in the plantar fascia
- this tissue is locally aggressive and progressively replaces the normal plantar aponeurosis
- this leads to often painful thickened fascia with nodules from...
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The Haglund syndrome initial and differential diagnosis

Location: http://radiology.rsna.org/content/144/1/83.long

Haglund syndrome is a common cause of posterior heel pain, characterized clinically by a painful soft-tissue swelling at the level of the achilles tendon insertion. On the lateral heel radiograph the syndrome is characterized by a prominent calcaneal bursal projection, retrocalcaneal bursitis, thickening of the Achilles tendon, and a convexity...
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Ken Hsu MD San Francisco

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/orthopedic-surgeon/ken-hsu-san-francisco-ca

Since 1982, St. Mary's Spine Center has provided patients with the highest quality care available. We take pride in our experience as the oldest continuously operating multidisciplinary spine center in the western United States.
Today, we maintain our reputation as San Francisco's premier Spine Center by incorporating the latest innovations into...
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1982 Dwyer instrumentation in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/64-B/5/536

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1982;64(5):536-41. Dwyer instrumentation in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Hsu LC, Zucherman J, Tang SC, Leong JC.
Twenty-eight patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by anterior spinal fusion with Dwyer instrumentation were reviewed. The average length of follow-up was 6.9 years. This technique produced better correction...
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Compression plate arthrodesis of the elbow

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/74-B/2/300.pdf

We reviewed 15 patients with an arthrodesis of the elbow using an AO compression-plate technique, after an average follow-up of 24 months. The most common indication was an open, infected high-energy injury with associated bone loss. Arthrodesis was successful in all but one patient in whom severe deep infection necessitated amputation. Eight patients were...
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International Medical Tourism Center

Location: http://imedicaltourismcenter.com

International Medical Tourism Center is a health travel platform that helps orthopedic patients dot their?i?s and cross their t?s. We?ve set ourselves on a life-saving mission bridging patients and orthopedic surgeons from Germany, Austria, Spain, Turkey, and elsewhere. Need help with orthopedic clinic matching, second medical opinion, and easy-on-the-pocket accommodation...
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A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/590231

The authors performed a before/after study in 8 hospitals located in 8 countries. They collected morbidity and mortality data on 3733 patients before and an additional 3995 patients after introduction of a World Health Organization-approved surgical checklist that included items such as patient identification, preoperative preparation for blood loss, surgical...
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Quoc Vo DO San Francisco CA 94117

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/physiatrist-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/quoc-vo-san-fran ...

Since 1982, St. Mary's Spine Center has provided patients with the highest quality care available. We take pride in our experience as the oldest continuously operating multidisciplinary spine center in the western United States.
Today, we maintain our reputation as San Francisco's premier Spine Center by incorporating the latest innovations into...
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Edie E Zusman MD Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/neurosurgeon/edie-zusman-sacramento-ca

Edie E. Zusman, M.D., FACS, is an adult neurosurgeon at Sutter Neuroscience Medical Group, and medical director of neurosurgery of Sutter Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Zusman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy, aneurysms, vascular malformations and disorders of the spine. She is specialty trained in Gamma Knife radiosurgery, brain mapping, endoscopy,...

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Swan Neck Deformity eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic562.htm

Structural deformities of the digits of the hand are common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A swan-neck deformity, typically defined as proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint hyperextension with concurrent distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint flexion, occurs in approximately 50% of patients with RA. However, swan-neck deformity is not unique to RA,...
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Javier Cañon MD Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist Richmond TX

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/interventional-pain-medicine-specialist/javier-canon-richmond-tx

Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic's Comprehensive Spine Institute is compromised of a group of physicians and healthcare providers that cover the full spectrum of spinal disorders. Our team approach allows the Institute to provide comprehensive, efficient, and cost effective care to our patients in an extremely timely fashion. The expertise...
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Autonomic Dysreflexia in Spinal Cord Injury eMedicine PMR

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic217.htm

Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a syndrome of massive imbalanced reflex sympathetic discharge occurring in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) above the splanchnic sympathetic outflow (T5-T6). Anthony Bowlby first recognized this syndrome in 1890 when he described profuse sweating and erythematous rash of the head and neck initiated by bladder...
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Discitis and Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Children

Location: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/105/6/1299

PEDIATRICS Vol. 105 No. 6 June 2000, pp. 1299-1304
Discitis and Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Children: An 18-Year Review
Marisol Fernandez, MD*, Clark L. Carrol, MD, and Carol J. Baker, MD*
Conclusion. This comparative study suggests that age and clinical presentation distinguish most patients with discitis from those with vertebral osteomyelitis. Although radiographs...
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Hip Replacement and Recovery

Location: http://www.hip-replacement-and-recovery.com

A one stop-site offering information and support to hip replacement patients.  Written by a hip replacement patient this site encourages potential patients to understand both their condition and the process of hip replacement surgery. Patient Provider
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1993 Costoplasty in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/75-B/6/881

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1993 Nov;75(6):881-5. Costoplasty in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Objective results in 55 patients.Barrett DS, MacLean JG, Bettany J, Ransford AO, Edgar MA. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, England. Costoplasty can reduce the important cosmetic deformity of rib prominence in scoliosis but there are few objective reports of correction....
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Herbert R Wood DC Powers Chiropractic Group

Location: http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/chiropractor/herbert-wood-colorado-springs-co

Dr. Herbert R. Wood has been in practice since graduating in 1974 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Wood has devoted his entire career to promoting and advancing the Gonstead method of adjusting to both patients and students. This technique realigns vertebrae in a specific way for each individual patient...

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Ultrasound Guidance for Intra-articular Injections Improves Clinician Accuracy Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/727704

Report on - A Randomized, Double-blind, Controlled Study of Ultrasound-guided Corticosteroid Injection Into the Joints of Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis
Cunnington J, Marshall, N, Hide, G, et al Arthritis Rheum.2010;62:1862-1869
Summary - The use of ultrasound guidance has been advocated as a technically superior method for performing intra-articular injections. This study compared clinical...
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Prognosis of Spinal Tuberculosis

Location: http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijos/vol4n2/tbc.xml

N. S. Motsitsi, Maria Chipeta: Prognosis Of Spinal Tuberculosis. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. 2007. Volume 4 Number 2.
Keywords: Spinal Tuberculosis, Medical treatment, Prognosis, Frankel Grading
Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem in developing countries. The highest rates of the disease are seen in Sub - Saharan Africa, the...
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Hemarthrosis and synovitis associated with hemophilia

Location: http://radiology.rsna.org/content/190/1/257.long

PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical usefulness of phosphorus-32 chromic phosphate synoviorthesis in patients with hemophilia, recurrent hemarthrosis, and synovitis.
CONCLUSION: P-32 colloid synoviorthesis is a clinically useful out-patient procedure in patients with hemophilia, recurrent hemarthrosis, and synovitis in whom hemostatic therapy has failed.
Hemarthrosis and synovitis associated with hemophilia: clinical use of...
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Massoud Hamidian MD

Location: http://orthodoc.aaos.org/drhamidian

We believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the...
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Arm rotated medially with supination

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664782/

Patients who have suffered obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPI) have a high incidence of musculoskeletal complications stemming from the initial nerve injury. The presence of muscle imbalances and contractures leads to typical bony changes affecting the shoulder, including the SHEAR (Scapular Hypoplasia, Elevation and Rotation) deformity. The SHEAR deformity commonly...
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