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Surgery for Repair of Webbed Fingers or Toes

Repair of webbed fingers or toes is surgery to fix webbing of the toes, fingers, or both. The middle and ring fingers or the second and third toes are most often affected.

Description

This procedure is done using general anesthesia. The patient is asleep and pain-free.

Dr Kevin Yip will mark the areas of […]

Septic Knee

Basics Description A septic knee is an infection of the synovial lining of the knee joint. Predisposing factors include arthritis, intravenous drug abuse and alcoholism, steroid use, and any form of immunosuppression . Epidemiology Incidence Common May occur in infants, children, adults, and the geriatric population Risk Factors Intravenous drug abuse and alcoholism Trauma, […]

Septic Hip

Basics Description The incidence of septic hip is increasing, especially in elderly and immunosuppressed individuals. This condition may occur in infants, children, adults, and the elderly, but it is more common in the pediatric population. Risks factors include hip surgery (most common cause), intravenous drug abuse, alcoholism, and steroid use. Epidemiology Incidence In children, […]

Septic Arthritis

Basics Description Septic arthritis is an infection of the joint. In infants, the capillaries penetrating the physeal plate into the epiphysis persist until age 18 months, so spread of infection may occur from the metaphysis indirectly to the epiphysis and then to the joint. Possible irreparable damage to growth plate occurs. Classification: Polyarticular septic […]

Multiple Myeloma

Basics Description The most common of the plasma cell dyscrasias (usually with a monoclonal gammopathy) affecting the hematopoietic, musculoskeletal, and renal systems. Classification (plasma cell dyscrasias): Solitary myeloma Multiple myeloma Osteosclerotic myeloma Synonyms: Myeloma; Plasmacytoma Epidemiology Rare in patients <40 years old The Male:Female ratio is ~2:1. The peak age is the 6th decade […]

Lumbar Disc Herniation

Basics Description Low back pain affects up to 85% of the population at some point in their lives. Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in patients <50 years old. Herniation of a lumbar disc: 1 of the major causes of acute and chronic lower back pain May be associated […]

Hip Transient Synovitis

Basics Description Transient synovitis is characterized by the acute onset of monarticular hip pain, limp, and restricted hip motion. It must be distinguished from septic arthritis. Gradual but complete resolution over several days to weeks is the norm. Synonyms: Toxic synovitis; Irritable hip Epidemiology Transient synovitis is the most common cause of hip pain […]

Hip Pain in the Child

Basics Description Hip pain is a term used to describe discomfort in the groin, which receives sensory innervation provided by the obturator and femoral nerves. This pain can be produced by a lesion anywhere in the region of the hip joint, such as: Capsule and synovial lining Bone of the pelvis or proximal femur […]

Ewing Sarcoma

Basics Description Ewing sarcoma is a malignant bone tumor of the long bones, pelvis, and spine usually seen in childhood. Bone pain is the most common finding. Fever and an elevated white blood cell count and ESR sometimes are found. Nerve root irritation may be noted in patients with spinal lesions. It most commonly […]

Eosinophilic Granuloma

Basics Description EOG is the bony, and most common, manifestation of a group of nonneoplastic disorders known as LCH. 3 basic scenarios occur: Solitary site bone disease Multiple bone lesions without visceral disease Multiple bone lesions and visceral disease EOG commonly affects the skull, ribs, pelvis, spine, diaphysis of long bones, and mandible, but […]