Acing the Orthopedic Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch Time by Brett R. Levine MD SC

By Brett R. Levine MD SC

In today’s fast paced global, orthopedic citizens and fellows fight to discover the time to review for the board tests, arrange for the recertification examination, organize for the Orthopedic In-Training exam, organize for instructing rounds, or simply undeniable learn. what's the most sensible technique to successfully organize and research, if examining a number of assets can’t appear to healthy into your day-by-day schedule?
 
the reply for your learn questions (and learn time!) are available inside of, Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the last word Crunch-Time Resource
 
previously, there was no unmarried high-yield quantity that summarizes the “tough stuff” at the orthopedic board and recertification tests. Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the last word Crunch-Time source is intended to provide an aspect at the rather tricky questions came upon on assessments, instead of be an easy assessment of the basics.
 
Why you would like Acing the Orthopedic Board Exam:
• rigorously vetted board-style vignettes with colour images
• finished but succinct solutions utilizing a high-yield format
• Emphasis on key medical pearls and “Board Buzzwords”


Acing the Orthopedic Board Exam via Dr. Brett R. Levine fills the unmet want in board assessment by means of featuring time-tested and high-yield details in a rational, valuable, and contextually applicable format.
 
Chapters contain:
• A compilation of normal classes realized from previous attempt takers
• “Tough Stuff” board assessment vignettes
• “Crunch-Time” Self-Test—Time to get Your online game On!
 
With its specialise in pearl after pearl, emphasis on photographs, and a focus to high-yield “tough stuff” vignettes you don’t comprehend the solutions to (yet), Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the final word Crunch-Time Resource may help you ace the orthopedic board and recertifying examinations, glance reliable on clerkship rounds, easily problem you with fascinating and pleasing vignettes, and take optimum care of your sufferers in medical practice.

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Acute management of a multiligament knee injury stemming from a knee dislocation first involves achieving reduction as soon as possible if not already present. Most knee dislocations can be closed reduced, but certain variants (posterolateral dislocations) may require open reduction. Knees should then be placed in a splint or an external fixator to maintain reduction and guard against further neurovascular injury. 29 Prior to any soft tissue reconstruction procedure, all vascular injuries should be assessed and addressed.

For larger lesions (> 2 to 3 cm 2) with or without bone loss, one should consider using an osteochondral allograft or ACI, respectively. These options are summarized in Table 10-1 and take into account lesion location, size, and depth. Given our healthy, active (high-demand), young patient with normal alignment, symptomatic cartilage defect that is 3 cm and irregular, and failed microfracture, ACI would be the treatment of choice. Why Might This Be Tested? While the technology of treating cartilage lesions continues to evolve, taking into account a patient’s physiologic age and predisposing factors will always be important.

Iatrogenic nerve palsy, however, is caused almost exclusively by prolonged retraction of the sciatic nerve. This most often occurs through a Kocher-Langenbeck approach and primarily affects the peroneal division. To reduce the risk for such injury, tension to the sciatic nerve is minimized by flexing the knee at least 60 degrees and maintaining the hip in an extended position. Traumatic and iatrogenic nerve injuries to the sciatic nerve are most often a form of axonotmesis. If a nerve palsy develops, an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is used because some nerve function recovery is expected in the first year.

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