Orthopaedic Surgical Tech Set Ups

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After incision and dissection the surgeon will start with patella resection. The patella caliper will be used to tell the patella thickness. The patella clamp will be used . . .

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The most common neuroma is found in the foot. They are called a Morton’s neuroma or intermetatarsal neuroma.

For a dorsal approach, the surgeon will make their incision with a 15 blade on the top of the foot. They will dissect down using Adsons, and either Metz or Tenotomy . . .

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To sum up what is happening during an ALIF... the surgeon is working on the spine from the front (anteriorlly) to remove a disc in the lower portion of the spine. A bone graft will be placed where the old disc was removed, and this will force the discs above . . .

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The Mako robot should be draped and all of the Mako arrays and the blue Mako probe should be assembled. The Stryker rep in the room will help if you are unsure of what to do. They will also help you calibrate. The robot should be pushed out of the . . .

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Positioning: supine on a fracture table

An incision will be made on the hip with a 15 blade. The surgeon will dissect down to the fracture. Bovie and pickups will be used to dissect, along with a pair of Mets or tenotomy scissors.

The screw scale rod will be put . . .

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Debridements can be straight forward, or they can be a little more complex.

Cultures are usually taken to see what type of infection the patient has, and how the surgeon can better treat them. Culture tubes should be readily available.

For large areas, a Pulsevac irrigator is used. Either a . . .

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There are two types of Hemipelvectomies, external and internal. Internal hemipelvectomies are limb sparing, where as external will include amputation on the portion of pelvis, along with limb amputation.

The most common method is internal, and they usually involve either an allograft or autograft with arthrodesis to ensure stability.

The . . .

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An incision is made with a 15 blade across the fracture, and a pair of small scissors such as tenotomys are used to dissect down the the fracture while avoiding nerves and tendons.

Visualization is maintained by using skin hooks, senns, army-navy, or a self-retaining retractor such as . . .

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The patient will be positioned supine on the bed with the footboard that can be put down.

An 11 blade I’ll be used to make stab incisions in the knee and the scope will be placed with the arthroscopic cannula.

Most knee scopes involve cleaning out loose particles with . . .

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The patient will be positioned supine with a tourniquet on their upper thigh.

Either a 15 blade or a 10 blade loaded on a #3 knife handle will be used to make the initial skin incision. A new blade should be used after as a “deep” knife to limit infection . . .

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