Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6: Home Study Syllabus by James H. Beaty

By James H. Beaty

Compilation of middle info and up to date info from the orthopedic literature (1994 via early 1998). contains sections on: basic wisdom, systemic issues, higher extremity, decrease extremity, and backbone. Halftone illustrations. For clinicians. Softcover.

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Direct grafting was found to be superior to posterlateral graft placement. Schenck RK, Hunziker E: Histologic and ultrastructural features of fracture healing, in Brighton CT, Friedlaender GE, Lane JM (eds): Bone Formation and Repair. Rosemont, IL, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1994, pp 117–146. The influence of blood supply and mechanical influences is carefully reviewed in this up-to-date and scholarly review of the current knowledge of the biology of fracture repair. Scott G, King JB: A prospective, double-blind trial of electrical capacitive coupling in the treatment of non-union of long bones.

For example, the maximum stance phase flexion during midstance increases linearly with walking speed and, thus, in attempting to evaluate this parameter between normal controls and patients with walking abnormalities, controlling for walking speed is important. The influence of walking speed is an important consideration for almost all aspects of gait analysis. Clinical Example: Hip Osteoarthritis Kinematic measurements can help quantify specific joint involvement associated with a particular type of walking disability.

No difference between plate fixation and intramedullary fixation was noted as long as stable fixation in all planes was achieved. Wallace AL, Draper ER, Strachan RK, McCarthy ID, Hughes S: The vascular response to fracture micromovement. Clin Orthop 1994;301:281–290. This experimental study using ovine tibial osteotomies demonstrates the influence of the initial mechanical environment on the revascularization of the fracture site. Greater initial stiffness was associated with earlier return of blood flow to the fracture.

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