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20 07, 2019

Compression Plate

By |2019-07-20T11:27:02+00:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , |0 Comments

A compression plate produces a force across a fracture site to bring the fractured components closer. The effect utilizes the principle of Newton’s Third Law (action and reaction are equal and opposite). The plate is attached to a bone fragment. It is then pulled across the fracture site by device, producing tension in the plate. As a reaction to this tension, compression is produced at the fracture site across which the plate is fixed with the screws. The direction of the compression force is parallel to the plate. Role of Compression – The compression plate achieves any one or all [...]

5 07, 2019

Hand Fractures

By |2019-07-09T07:59:12+00:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Several small bones together make up the supporting framework of the hand. These are the small finger bones, the phalanges, and the long bones, the metacarpals. Fracture in any of these bones is termed as a hand fracture. Various Type of Locking orthopedic implants are used for hand fracture surgery. More often Hand fractures are caused by an object either fall on the hand or the hand strikes an object occurs causing direct trauma to the hand. A twisting injury or a fall can also lead to a Hand fracture. Symptoms Some of the common indications of a hand [...]

28 05, 2019

Overview of Elbow Fracture

By |2019-07-09T08:09:15+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Elbow fractures mainly occur in the olecranon, the pointed bone at the elbow tip, where the bone cracks or breaks. This is a common injury that can be a part of a more severe condition or an isolated incident. If the bone breaks into parts and those parts become displaced within the elbow, this is called displaced fracture. A fracture in which bone sticks out by the skin is called an open fracture. The elbow joint comprises of bone, ligaments, cartilage, and fluid. Tendons and muscles help to move the elbow joint.  The three bones of elbow: the radius, [...]

27 04, 2019

Functioning of Rods and Nails

By |2019-07-09T08:12:26+00:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Different types of orthopedic Implants have been designed for placement in the intramedullary canal of bones, ranging from Kirschner's nails to the femoral nails. One can usually classify these devices by whether intramedullary reaming is essential prior to placement of the device or not. With the first nails placed down the femoral shaft, the medullary space first had to be reamed out so that the large nail wouldn’t shatter the bone as it is hammered down the shaft. However, reaming is an invasive process, and can compromise the already tenuous blood supply of the medullary space. Reaming can also [...]

19 04, 2019

Orthopedic Implants: Screws & Plates

By |2019-07-09T08:15:52+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Orthopedics enables us to live without the suffering and pain that chronic pain or injury can bring. And that is where orthopedic implants come in. Implants are used as replacements of body parts, and usually, the results are life-altering, orthopaedic implants can be acquired by Orthopaedic Implants Exporters in India. The three most common types of orthopedic implants are screws, plates, and prostheses. Screws Looking nearly identical to common screws orthopedic screws can have either a Philips or flat head and are used to tighten up damaged areas, such as a rotator cuff or torn labrum. Orthopedist uses screws [...]

12 04, 2019

Surgery for Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone): Types and Post-Surgical Pain

By |2019-07-09T08:19:49+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Often a fractured clavicle (collarbone) can be treated without surgery. However, sometimes the fractured pieces of bone are out of place (displaced) or other factors about the patient or injury make surgery the treatment option. The surgery is done with the use of orthopedic implants and instruments provided by orthopedic implants manufacturers in India. Conventional wisdom and mixed opinions regarding clavicle surgery In the past, conventional wisdom was that a broken clavicle would nearly always heal properly without surgical intervention. Some experts now question this notion, and there is no consensus on the treatment of most displaced fractures of [...]

5 04, 2019

What is a Forearm Fracture?

By |2019-07-09T09:23:16+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A forearm fracture is a partial or complete break in one or both the forearm bones. Forearm fractures happen most commonly to elderly and children. How it is diagnosed? A forearm fracture can cause visible deformity and pain. If you have been involved in an accident, it is important to take immediate medical treatment. To diagnose the injury, your doctor will question you about your medical history and the current trauma (if any) and will conduct a physical exam. One of the following tests will be done to know the level of the injury: X-ray (radiograph)- This is the [...]

1 04, 2019

Tibial Shaft Fractures: Treatment & Recovery

By |2019-07-09T09:27:20+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

INTRODUCTION Tibial fractures are common injuries of long-bone. National Center for Health Statistics cites 492,000 tibial fractures per year in the United States. Open fractures usually occur from high-velocity trauma (for example, automobile collision). Closed injuries may occur from sports-related trauma or falls. Treatment Options for Tibial Shaft Fractures Tibial shaft fractures can be treated by many methods depending on the fracture type and alignment of the bone. The most common treatments are as follows: Casting: A cast is suitable for tibial shaft fractures that are not badly displaced and are well aligned. Patients should be in a cast [...]

27 03, 2019

Screws- Design and Its Parameters

By |2019-07-09T09:31:47+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , |0 Comments

The article will describe the screw as a mechanical device. We will also discuss about its physical attributes. What is a screw? A screw is a device which converts the rotational forces into linear motion. Screw design A screw has a core about which is wrapped a surface that is spiral. In the surgical framework, most screws have a screw-head. Most surgical screws are made of either titanium or stainless steel. Thread design may vary according to the physical characteristics of the bone in which the bone screw is intended to gain purchase. The two main thread types of [...]

25 03, 2019

Intramedullary Implants

By |2019-07-09T09:36:35+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , |0 Comments

The intramedullary device (IMD) for proximal femur comprises of a nail with an expanded proximal end as well as a tunnel for a large-diameter smooth shank lag screw. It’s the orthopedic implant of choice for fixation of the four-part fracture of the proximal femur. The IMD offers the benefits of an intramedullary nail combined with an SHS that enables impaction of the peritrochanteric fracture. The intramedullary position declines the lever-arm on the device and generates its own lateral buttress that prevents extreme lateral migration of the proximal fragment. The strength of the device enables immediate weight bearing. Use of [...]