Ortho Rotator’s Guide

Ortho Rotator’s Guide

Ortho Rotator’s Guide

 

Away rotations are an unforgiving test in emotional intelligence. Read the room, try to know the attendings and their research, and the residents. 

 

Be well prepared for the surgeries. Look at Hoppenfeld, Wiesel Operative Techniques, and the AO Surgery Reference. Look for those books at your university library. In my opinion, Netters is great, but not very specific. The approach specific surgery textbooks will tell you the anatomy that you will encounter.

 

 Be someone you would want to work with for 5 years!

 

It is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information to learn and when we first started using orthobullets it was hard to know where to start. These topics were chosen based on our experience of the frequency they are encountered.

 

This guide will continue to develop overtime so please check back for updates!

 

  • Patient interviewing (link)

  • Ortho OR instruments (link)

  • Procedures (Coming soon)

    • Traction pins (link)

    • Joint arthrocentesis

    • Distal radius reductions

    • Ankle reductions

    • Splinting

      • Sugar tong

      • Posterior long arm

      • Short leg

      • Bulky jones short leg

      • Long leg

      • Long leg with stirrups

    • Casting

      • Short leg

      • Long leg

      • Short arm

      • Long arm

    • Reductions

      • Hip

      • Shoulder

      • Knee

      • Ankle

  • Readings xrays

    • Describing Fractures (link)

    • Wrist xrays (link)

    • Ankle xrays (link)

    • Foot xrays (link)

    • Hip xrays (link)

    • Pelvis xrays (link)

    • Pediatric elbow xrays (link)

  • Femur fractures

    • Femoral head (link)

    • Femoral neck (link)

    • Intertrochanteric fractures (link)

    • Subtrochanteric region (link)

    • Femoral shaft fractures (link)

    • Distal femur (link)

  • Periprosthetic femur fractures

  • Ankle fractures (link)

  • Distal radius fractures (link)

  • Proximal humerus fractures (link)

  • Clavicle fractures

  • Tibial plateau fractures (link)

  • Peds fractures

  • Ortho emergencies

    • Necrotizing fasciitis (link)

    • Dislocations

      • Shoulder dislocations (link)

      • Elbow dislocations (link)

      • Hip dislocations (link)

      • Knee dislocations (link)

      • Ankle dislocations (link)

    • Open fractures (link)

    • Septic arthritis (link)

    • Compartment syndrome (link)

  • Spine

    • Spinal cord anatomy (link

    • Three column theory and spine biomechanics (link)

    • Compression fractures (link)

    • Radiculopathy

    • Spine emergencies

      • Cervical Myelopathy (link)

      • AO dissociation (link)

      • Axial spine injuries (link)

      • Cervical spine trauma (link)

      • Subaxial cervical spine fractures (link)

      • Cauda equina (link)

      • Cord injuries (link)

      • Central cord syndrome (link)

      • Epidural abscess (link)

      • Cervical Myelopathy (link)

      • Thoracolumbar burst fractures (link

      • Ankylosing spondylitis (link)

      • Spine emergencies

  • Knee arthroplasty (link)

  • Hip arthroplasty

  • Shoulder arthroplasty

    • Total shoulder arthroplasty (link)

    • Reverse total shoulder (link)

  • Operative Indications reference

    • Coming soon

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