Classics: Ralph Cloward and PLIF

The Classics by Dr Kshitij Chaudhury, Spine Surgeon, Reliance foundation Hospital, Mumbai Ralph Cloward is credited for the technical innovation of posterior lumbar interbody fusion or PLIF. Following the report by Mixter and Barr in 1934, discectomy became a standard operation for sciatica due to a ruptured intervertebral disc. Ralph Cloward’s philosophy went against the prevailing […]

Quality of life of patients with #Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

 Quality of life of patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva Ortiz-Agapito F, Colmenares-Bonilla D. Quality of life of patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2015;9(6):489-493.  Dr. Douglas Colmenares Bonilla Cirujano Ortopedista y Traumatólogo Pediatra SOCIEDAD MEXICANA DE ORTOPEDIA PEDIATRICA Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad del Bajìo Hospital Angeles Leon MEXICO   Fibrodysplasia ossificans […]

Advances in the Diagnosis of the Forearm #Interosseous Ligament (IOL) Rupture

Advances in the Diagnosis of the Forearm Interosseous Ligament (IOL) Rupture Amir R. Kachooei, MD, Orthopedic Hand and Elbow Surgeon Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA Kachooei AR, Rivlin M, Shojaie B, van Dijk CN, Mudgal C. Intraoperative Technique for Evaluation of the Interosseous Ligament of the […]

Distal Radius Fractures Involving The Volar Rim

Volar Rim Plate For Distal Radius Fractures Involving The Volar Rim Amir R. Kachooei, MD  Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA                                     The 2.4-mm Variable Angle LCP Volar Rim Distal […]

A Kangaroo Court; A Triumph of Mediocrity

In the blog@orthopaedicprinciples Shankar N Kashyap, BSc, MBBS, MCh.Orth, FRCS.Glas, FRCS.Ed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specialist in Adult Joint Reconstruction Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, UNITED KINGDOM This is a story based on true events in the author’s life over the years. A highly successful consultant orthopaedic surgeon’s life is turned upside down by actions of four […]

Clavicle fractures: Are we overtreating?

Clavicle fractures: Are we overtreating?  Hitesh Gopalan U Editor, www.orthopaedicprinciples.com In the Blog @ Orthopaedic Principles   It has been well described that we need to fix clavicle fractures that are open, those that are at risk for impending skin compromise, associated neurovascular injuries, floating shoulder. But the entire scenario changed when the COTS (Canadian […]

Operating with Google Glass

Performing Surgery using Google Glass- Dr Derek Ochiai, Nirschl Orthopaedic Institute, Virginia, United States A Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Perspective: I have been a Google Glass Explorer since January 2014. Once you get Glass, the setup is a bit time consuming. Fortunately, Google has a really good customer service department, and I was good to […]

European Medicines Agency bans Calcitonin use for treatment of Osteoporosis

The European equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday(20-7-2012) recommended withdrawing calcitonin nasal spray — indicated for treating osteoporosis in the European Union — because of an increased risk for cancer(Ca Prostate) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended that this drugs be used only on a short-term basis for 3 conditions for […]

Synthes Executives Sentenced to Prison

A former Synthes Inc. executive was sentenced Monday to nine months in prison for his role in the medical-device maker’s promotion of a bone cement for unauthorized uses. Michael Huggins, 54, of West Chester, the former president of Synthes USA, was sentenced to nine months in prison and taken into custody immediately. Thomas Higgins, 55, of Berwyn, […]