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By Brett R. Levine MD SC

In today’s fast moving global, orthopedic citizens and fellows fight to discover the time to check for the board checks, organize for the recertification examination, organize for the Orthopedic In-Training exam, organize for instructing rounds, or simply simple learn. what's the top approach to successfully organize and research, if interpreting a number of assets can’t appear to healthy into your day-by-day schedule?
the reply on your examine questions (and research time!) are available inside of, Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the final word Crunch-Time Resource
before, there was no unmarried high-yield quantity that summarizes the “tough stuff” at the orthopedic board and recertification checks. Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the final word Crunch-Time source is intended to offer an side at the relatively difficult questions chanced on on assessments, instead of be an easy evaluation of the basics.
Why you would like Acing the Orthopedic Board Exam:
• conscientiously vetted board-style vignettes with colour images
• entire but succinct solutions utilizing a high-yield format
• Emphasis on key medical pearls and “Board Buzzwords”

Acing the Orthopedic Board Exam through Dr. Brett R. Levine fills the unmet want in board evaluation via providing time-tested and high-yield details in a rational, helpful, and contextually applicable format.
Chapters contain:
• A compilation of common classes discovered from previous try takers
• “Tough Stuff” board assessment vignettes
• “Crunch-Time” Self-Test—Time to get Your online game On!
With its specialize in pearl after pearl, emphasis on photographs, and a focus to high-yield “tough stuff” vignettes you don’t understand the solutions to (yet), Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the final word Crunch-Time Resource might help you ace the orthopedic board and recertifying examinations, glance sturdy on clerkship rounds, easily problem you with fascinating and wonderful vignettes, and take optimum care of your sufferers in scientific practice.

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It is even suggested that follow-up should continue until skeletal maturity because both growth acceleration and arrest have been seen with distal femur physeal fractures. 20 An MRI is the best modality to determine the extent of a physeal bar formation. In older children, it is commonly viewed that girls stop growing at 13 years of age and boys stop at 16 years of age. Typically, projected leg-length discrepancies of less than 2 cm can be managed nonsurgically, between 2 and 5 cm can be treated with a contralateral epiphysiodesis, and greater than 5 cm may need a limb-lengthening procedure.

Lesions should be treated based on their location, size, and depth of involvement. cr/user/Blink99/ "Tough Stuff" Vignettes 31 Table 10-1. CARTILAGE DEFECT MANAGEMENT BASED ON DEFECT SIZE, GRADE, AND LOCATION Defect Cartilage Procedure Size Outerbridge Grade Location Other Osteochondral autograft < 2 to 3 cm2 III or IV WB FC, T Limited tissue available, donor site morbidity Autologous chondrocyte implantation > 3 cm2 III or IV WB FC, T, P Expensive, 2-stage Osteochondral allograft > 3 cm2 IV with bone loss WB FC, T, P Disease transmission FC = femoral condyle; P = patella; T = tibia; WB = weight bearing.

Joint aspiration can be performed to diagnose RA or other inflammatory arthropathies, but many times the plain x-rays and laboratory tests will give the diagnosis. However, in very active RA, patients may present with a blurred clinical picture, and a joint aspiration can be performed to rule out septic arthritis. The white blood cell count will be between 1500 and 50,000, with a predominance of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs). 13 Gram stain and crystal analysis of the synovial fluid will be negative in RA.

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