Monday, December 16, 2013

A Case Study of an Orthopedic Surgery using different Plates and Screws

Few years ago my niece faced a gruesome accident while she was driving back home in her two-wheeler. The very moment she was taken to the near by hospital. After detail examination it was found that there was limb dis-alignment and distal intra-articular tibial fractures in both legs.

First we were asked to bring an Esmarch rubber. Esmarch rubber is a 7cms wide and 2 meters long rubber strip. This rubber was wrapped around on the limb tightly from distal to proximal before starting the surgery. This rubber is used to prevent heavy blood circulation during the operation of the limb.

Then analyzing the complication of the impact of the accident, doctors were sure to use Adaptation plates, emergency screws, Malleolar screws and Condyler buttress plates.

Actually Adaptation plates are used in orthopedic surgery to stabilize or realign fractured or broken bones. It is manufactured by the finest grades of stainless steel and Titanium. But her accident had broken her limbs into pieces. So, the doctors decided to use Coverleaf plates instead of Adaptaion plates. Cloverleaf plates are used for distal intra-articular tibial fractures. These are made of stainless steel plates.

On the right leg she has comminuted distal fractures. So, instead of Adaptation plate, Condylar Buttress plate has to be placed there. Condylar Buttress plate is a flat shaped Coverleaf plate designed to buttress comminuted supra condylar fractures and comminuted distal fractures, coronal shear fractures etc. This plate was attached with Malleolar screws. Malleolar screws with cortex thread, shaft & trocar tip have limited use in the metaphyseal area, distal humerus, trochanteric area, & sometimes in the ankle, where the bone is rather dense.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Benefit from Some Excellent Innovations

Having spent more than a decade operating the patients of either bone diseases or victims of severe fractures; I have seen the pain and agony of the patients. At the same time I have experienced the dramatic results of several modern orthopedic implants. Today I thought that I talk about three surgical gadgets or implants as they are popularly called!

I will start with Emergency Screw-this amazing implant available in a thread diameter of 3.2 mm has relieved my patients from their soft tissue irritation problems post surgery. Though Emergency Screws look so small yet they serve very well!

Other miraculous surgical wrap is Esmarch rubber bandage. I have used this in a number of ways during my treatment. Though its major purpose was to exert pressure on the area of constant blood loss to stop bleeding but I have used the bandage to clear off the blood from the effected limb. This has helped me in visualizing the condition of the limb further. It can also be used as a first aid in case of heavy blood loss after any major calamity. As soon as the blood-flow stops, shift the person to the hospital for further treatment. 

Cloverleaf plate is the last orthopedic implant of my today’s blog topic. This implant is an amazing instrument and has proved very effective while I was doing osteo synthesis of humeral head fractures. Though my fellow doctors and surgeons find it useful for intra-articular tibial fractures and pilon fractures along with ankle fractures.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wound Care India has the best range of Diabetic Footwear and CTEV Shoes

For the diabetics, especially those with simultaneous foot diseases, finding the right kind of footwear become a daunting task. But not anymore with the help of Wound Care India that offers a wide range of therapeutic shoes to relieve from such deformities.

The diabetic footwear reduces the risk of skin breakdown or the severe pain suffered by these people. It not only prevents but also comforts the feet without causing any irritation. Wound Care India offers a variety of such footwear which is extremely light in weight, breathable as well as totally comfortable to keep the feet fresh for whole day.

Even for the swollen feet, diabetic footwear are a great comfort as they are provided with Velcro for better adjustment for swollen part and are padded with fabric that gives extra comfort. The weight bearing insoles of these shoes are designed to reduce the ulcers in the feet to maintain the normal and active walking of the diabetics.

Similarly, club foot or CTEV which is  a congenital deformity leading to rotation of foot internally at the point of ankle, can also be treated with the help of CTEV shoes available in varied sizes and forms fit for individual feet. 

The CTEV shoes are attached with a Dennis Browne Bar which is available for different types of foot abduction to keep the feet in required position. They also have heel counter bumper for prevention of feet from slipping out of shoes. As these shoes are required to be worn for long hours, they are also made extra comfortable.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Surrogacy clinic in Delhi ensures safe and successful procedure of surrogacy

Though there have been much fuss created about what is surrogacy, this programme has gained its share of recognition with time. In India or anywhere else, being childless hampers the joy of living for most of the couples. There are many ways to treat the infertility out of which surrogacy is emerging as an effective means of having a biological child.

Surrogacy requires to be carried out under supervision of experienced and qualified doctors. Where to go for surrogacy? The couples should always visit the surrogacy clinic in Delhi  that provides to them, an array of services right from the selection of surrogate to her delivery.

The entire procedure of surrogacy is carried out by the doctors of surrogacy clinic in Delhi with a view to ensure you a healthy baby. Understanding it simply, surrogacy is taking the womb on rent from a healthy surrogate in whose uterus the eggs and sperms of intended parents are implanted for pregnancy.

For successful procedure of surrogacy, care starts from the very beginning. The surrogate selection plays an important role as she is the person responsible to bear a child. Her physical, mental, and social conditions are thoroughly checked before making her surrogate for a couple.

Next in line, are the processes like legal documentation required to avoid any future disputes, taking care of surrogates with accommodation in a hygienic place, her nutrition, routine checkups, medicines, Sonography, and any other medical tests as needed. 

Having understood what is surrogacy and how it is done; couples can easily make a choice of better surrogacy clinic in Delhi where some of the best doctors are always available.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

How my mother recovered from her severe injuries with the help of Orthopedic Implants

Last month, when I was in the hospital sitting besides by mother’s bed, I was forced to think about some miraculous orthopedic devices.

Needless to say, medical science has gone so far that it can enable an injured person to get back to life, even after severe injuries. I would like to share my experience about the same especially four major orthopedic implants that were implanted in my mother’s body after her accident.

I will start with the Esmarch Rubber bandage used by the doctors to constrict the severe blood flow oozing out from my mother’s body. It really acted as a primary first-aid. Another orthopedic device that requires a mention is Emergency screw. This bone screw (thread diameter of 3.2 mm) was used in my mother’s damaged bone area of
legs and it relieved her of the soft tissue irritation problem. Due to her severe hip injury, orthopedic surgeon had to install modular bipolar heads too so that she could move her body. What an amazing device!  Condylar Buttress Plate was another orthopedic implant that was implanted to help my mother recover from her C3 type fractures.

Had these devices not been there what would have happened to my mother? What would have helped her recover from her fractures and injuries?  But thanks to all the orthopedic equipments that made it possible!