An intertrochanteric femur fracture (a fracture below the head and neck of the femur), is typically treated through several small incisions using a percutaneous approach (performed through the skin) or limited surgical approach. In the operating room, using fluoroscopy imaging, doctors put a metal rod down the center of the bone and connect the ball and neck of the femur back to the shaft of the femur with a screw on either end of the rod. This allows the person to walk immediately after surgery. There is very little blood loss, so it's a relatively safe operation.
Charles L. Mesh, MD
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- How is an intertrochanteric femur fracture treated?
What credentials should a pediatric surgeon have?
A pediatric surgeon should be Board-Eligible or Board-Certified in General Surgery (board certification is granted when a fully trained surgeon has taken and passed first a written, then an oral, examination). Once the General Surgery Boards have been passed, a fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon becomes eligible to take the Pediatric Surgery examination (this also involves both written and oral examinations).
Other credentials that a pediatric surgeon may have include fellowship in the American College of Surgeons, in the American Pediatric Surgical Association, or in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each of these organizations requires that Fellows meet well-established standards of training, clinical knowledge, and professional conduct.
Why are joints easily injured?
Mike Clark, DPT, Fitness, answeredJoints (where bones meet) allow movement to occur. There are different types of joints: those that permit a wide range of movement (like the shoulder joint), and those that provide limited movement (like those of the spine). Muscles surround joints and create movement by contracting and relaxing.
Most noncontact injuries occur around joints. Joints can become misaligned due to overactivity or underactivity of muscles that surround them. If a muscle on one side of a joint is short and overactive, the muscle on the opposite side of the joint will be long and underactive, which will create an imbalance and limit the movement of the joint. This imbalance can lead to compensation and eventually a breakdown of the movement chain.
When this happens, injury can occur.
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