Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is a unique technique, currently used by a select group of surgeons in order to reduce muscle damage, pain and immobility associated with traditional hip replacements. The same “tried and true” implants are used, but this approach allows for a more anatomic exposure of the hip.
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The arrival of the Brooklyn Nets at the newly constructed Barclays Centermarks the first time in over 50 years thatBrooklynhas been home to a Major League sports franchise. Excitement has been building among Brooklyn’s 2.5 million residents, and the 6,000 employees ofMaimonidesMedicalCenterare among the most fervent new fans.
There is little in the world that can compare to a pacifying session of golf. Playing golf can awaken certain dormant physical benefits that are tied to the cardiovascular fitness, stamina and muscular endurance, not to mention an excellent excuse to spend time on your own, or with a few friends. However, like most pleasures in life, too much of a good thing can lead to certain problematic tendencies.
Our hands are among the most ingenious conceptions. They are complex, paradoxical mechanisms of precision and delicacy, brute force and surliness, creation and destruction. The intricate design in our joints that creates the capacity to make things happen is extremely fragile. With one wrong movement, Beethoven could’ve easily been on a road to joint pain.
When the bouncing bundle of joy arrives home for the first time, the last thing that new mothers are thinking is back pain. Often times the joy of being included in the world of natal care overbears listless concepts like back injury. But, of course, every mother has her “wall,” and with each “wall” comes tremendous physical grievance that most likely could have been avoided.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip caused by a fracture through the physis of the proximal femur. It affects primarily adolescent males and is closely associated with obesity. With the recent rise in childhood obesity rates, the incidence of SCFE has risen dramatically as well. Prompt recognition and treatment of this pathology can improve overall outcome and decrease complications such as avascular necrosis.
Dupytren’s Contractures are extremely common but can cause debilitating loss of function. In the past extensive painful surgery has been needed to treat the condition but recently a new drug has been developed that can treat the condition with a simple injection and manipulation.
Well known in the airline industry, simulation training for residents is becoming increasingly utilized. Training on a simulator allows residents to practice their skills without any potential harm to patients. It also gives instuctors a tool to teach and evaluate residents.
Recent advances in technology including social and electronic media ,mobile devices and cloud servers have impacted our everyday lives. The impact of these technologies on orthopedic resident training and their implementation of patient care has been dramatic. At Maimonides Medical Center, the Orthopedic Surgery department uses these technologies to their fullest both for the education of the residents as well as improving patient care.
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