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SURGERY IN PEDIATRIC DEFORMITIES

Another view on spinal fusion surgery in pediatric deformities

For children with spinal deformities, surgical intervention can lead to life-changing improvements in pain relief, daily functioning, and cosmetic appearance. With proper screening, the majority…

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Anesthesia in elderly patients undergoing orthopedic surgery for hip fractures

Anesthesia in elderly patients undergoing orthopedic surgery for hip fractures

Bupivacaine (B) and levobupivacaine (LB) are medicines used regularly in spinal anesthesia. Whether potential differences in their hemodynamic and anesthetic profiles could determine a differential…

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Spine Surgery

Back surgery: pros, cons and common trajectory changes overview

When it comes the time you sign up your patient for back surgery, you must have already tried a number of treatments to ease their…

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Is total joint replacement the best option for arthritis?

Is total joint replacement the best option for arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is debilitating. When arthritis starts to affect several joints, one potential treatment option to explore is replacing the damaged joint with a new, artificial…

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Deconstructing minimally invasive spine surgery

Deconstructing minimally invasive spine surgery

It’s been long since spine surgery was performed for the first time, and over the years, new technological advances have made it possible for more…

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Primary hip replacement: the relationship between the social support and function ability

Primary hip replacement: the relationship between the social support and function ability

Released data from the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that up to 25% of people will suffer from physical disability reserved to the bone and…

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Femoral rotation after total hip arthroplasty

Femoral rotation after total hip arthroplasty

The most likely cause for a postoperative change in the total hip arthroplasty (THA) might be the femoral dislocation due to the change in combined…

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Is surgery the best treatment of clavicle fractures in adolescents?

Is surgery the best treatment of clavicle fractures in adolescents?

Clavicle fractures are common in both adults and adolescents. Many heal with non-operative treatment without any sequel, but there are patients who may benefit from…

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Pediatric tibial shaft fractures: the relation between external and internal fixation

Pediatric tibial shaft fractures: the relation between external and internal fixation

Tibial shaft fractures are mostly due to falls during recreational activities. They can be treated conservatively by cast immobilization with excellent outcomes, including four to…

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spinal deformity

A natural spinal deformity in patients with Coffin-Lowry syndrome

Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is a rare x-linked mutation in the RSK2 gene that affects around 1/50 000 to 100 000 people and little is known…

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