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 moving global, orthopedic citizens and fellows fight to discover the time to check for the board tests, arrange for the recertification examination, arrange for the Orthopedic In-Training exam, organize for instructing rounds, or simply simple learn. what's the top solution to successfully organize and research, if studying a number of assets can’t appear to healthy into your day-by-day schedule?
 
the reply for your examine questions (and research time!) are available within, Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the last word Crunch-Time Resource
 
formerly, 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 final word Crunch-Time source is intended to offer an part at the fairly tricky questions chanced on on checks, instead of be an easy evaluation 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 proposing time-tested and high-yield details in a rational, precious, and contextually acceptable format.
 
Chapters comprise:
• A compilation of normal classes discovered from prior attempt takers
• “Tough Stuff” board assessment vignettes
• “Crunch-Time” Self-Test—Time to get Your video game On!
 
With its specialise in pearl after pearl, emphasis on photos, and a spotlight to high-yield “tough stuff” vignettes you don’t be aware of the solutions to (yet), Acing the Orthopedic Board examination: the last word Crunch-Time Resource can assist you ace the orthopedic board and recertifying examinations, glance strong on clerkship rounds, easily problem you with attention-grabbing and exciting vignettes, and take optimum care of your sufferers in scientific practice.

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She has worn over-the-counter and custom orthotics for many years. The patient has been told by her family that she has flat feet. On physical examination, she is noted to have a pes planus deformity that is passively correctable. In the weight-bearing position, her heel is in slight valgus. She is unable to perform a single heel/toe raise and has a positive “too many toes” sign. She has limited dorsiflexion of the ankle compared with the opposite side. ▶ ▶ What is the patient’s underlying disease?

If a nerve palsy develops, an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is used because some nerve function recovery is expected in the first year. Heterotopic ossification (HO) is another complication related to the degree of soft tissue disruption from the injury or the surgical approach utilized. Prophylactic treatments for HO include indomethacin for 6 weeks, low-dose external radiotherapy (single dose, 700 to 800 cgy, can be given pre- or postoperatively), or a combination of both. Finally, ON of the femoral head may occur following fracture-dislocation.

20 Based on the x-ray, the patient sustained a displaced Salter-Harris II fracture of his distal femur. Because this fracture is displaced, the likelihood of growth arrest and formation of a physeal bar are quite high, thus necessitating anatomic alignment of the fracture. This is typically accomplished via an open reduction (if adequate closed reduction cannot be achieved) and pinning of the fracture. Often, type II fractures reduce with longitudinal traction, and smooth transphyseal pins can be placed when the metaphyseal piece is small.

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