Brady Lisjak is a 15-year-old from Greenwich who loves playing hockey and lacrosse, but he was hampered by a rare disorder called Ollier disease, which caused his right leg to be 2.5 inches shorter than his left. The disease causes non-cancerous growths, known as enchondromas, to form on the bone, leading to lack of growth. Thanks to a surgical procedure performed by Dr. David Frumberg of Yale New Haven Hospital, Brady is back playing sports.
- May 11, 2022Source: CNBC Make It
New exercise routines and pent-up energy in the pandemic’s early months resulted in stress fractures and other overuse injuries. Going barefoot all day while working from home is leading to blisters, broken toes and structural problems with foot and ankle tendons.
- May 11, 2022
As personalized medicine continues to garner more importance in the field of health care, orthopaedic surgeons use advances in imaging technology coupled with the latest robotics capabilities to improve the likelihood of achieving successful outcomes for patients undergoing spinal surgery. The Mazor X Stealth Edition™, a new surgical robot from Medtronic, is coming to the Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus, and the first surgeries using this technology will be performed in May of 2022.
- May 09, 2022
In recent years, specialized musculoskeletal urgent care centers (MUCCs) have opened across the US. Uninsured patients may increasingly turn to these orthopedic-specific urgent care centers as a lower-cost alternative to emergency department or general urgent care center visits. The researchers’ objective in this study was to assess out-of-pocket costs and factors associated with these costs at MUCCs for uninsured and underinsured patients in the US.
- May 05, 2022
Each year, Connecticut Magazine recognizes exceptional physicians in its annual “Top Doctors” issue. The 2022 list includes more than 200 Yale Medicine physicians who were selected by their peers as the best in their fields, which includes 11 members of the Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation faculty.
- April 26, 2022
A Novel MRI Mapping Technique for Evaluating Bone Bruising Patterns Associated With Noncontact ACL Ruptures
Bone bruise patterns in the knee can aid in understanding the mechanism of injury in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures. There is no universally accepted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) mapping technique to describe the specific locations of bone bruises.
- April 21, 2022Source: Spine Intervention Society
There are drug-, concentration-, and time-dependent chondrotoxic effects that vary between local anesthetics. Current evidence related to commonly used local anesthetics indicates that with exposure to equivalent volumes, bupivacaine, at concentrations of 0.5% or higher, is the most chondrotoxic agent, while ropivacaine, at concentrations equal to or less than 0.5%, is the least chondrotoxic in vitro. There is minimal published evidence that confirms these findings in vivo.
- April 20, 2022Source: Orthopedics Today
A 7-year-old girl with asymmetric dystonic diplegic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus with ventriculoperitoneal shunt and Williams syndrome had progressive left patellar instability. She had a gross motor function classification system level 1.
- April 19, 2022
Movement if Life-Optimizing Patient Access to Total Joint Arthroplasty: Alcohol and Substance Abuse DisparitiesSource: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and substance use disorders (SUDs) place patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty at notable risk for complications. AUD and SUD disproportionately affect vulnerable communities and often coexist. Following is a discussion of the presence of these disorders in vulnerable populations and approaches to screening for them to optimize care and reduce the risks of joint arthroplasty surgery.
- April 13, 2022
Analysis of the frequency, characteristics, and reasons for termination of shoulder- and elbow-related clinical trials
Clinical trials are key to the advancement of products and procedures related to conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Unfortunately, many trials are terminated prior to completion. The current study set out to quantify completed and terminated shoulder- and elbow-related clinical trials, assess reasons for termination, and determine independent predictors of termination by comparing characteristics of completed and terminated trials.