Step-by-step guide of Smith & Nephew Gen II / Legion Total Knee Arthroplasty Procedure from the surgical technologists perspective.
Percutaneous Pinning of the Hip is usually done for patients that are suffering from a Femoral Neck Fracture & blood supply to the femoral head has NOT been compromised. If there is a lack of blood supply to the femoral head a Hemiarthroplasty will most likely be performed. Percutaneous Continue Reading
A Synthes DHS (Dynamic Hip Screw) Procedure is done for patients with either a Non-Displaced or Minimally-Displaced Intertrochanteric (between the greater & lesser trochanter) Hip Fracture. From Left to Right – Angle Guide – Guide Pins – Depth Gauge – Lag Screw Reamer – Lag Screw Tap – Lag Screw Continue Reading
Mayo Set-up This is an ANTERIOR HIP Set-up, I would add different retractors for a lateral hip) – 10 blades on reg & long #3 knife handles – Cvd Mayo to open myofascia – Tonsil to clamp & aid in cauterization of any bleeding vessels – Kocher (Oschner) Continue Reading
Hemiarthroplasty of the Hip means that only half of the hip joint wil be replaced (hemi = half / partial). Hemiarthroplasties are done for pt.s who have a femoral neck fracture (displaced femoral head) where the blood supply the the femoral head has been comprised. For these circumstances only Continue Reading
Ankle ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) with Smith & Nephew Non-Locking Small Fragment Set & Smith & Nephew 4.0 Cannulated Screw Set Basic instruments needed for hand & ankle surgeries – Retractors: – Army / Navy – Senn (Miller Abbott) – Ragnell – Baby Continue Reading
– 30° Arthroscope Lens – Arthroscopy Cannula – Obturator for Cannula Obturator inside Cannula (Sheath) For the obturator to lock into cannula the flat side on obturator matches with flat side on Cannula. After Cannula is inserted into knee the Dr. will remove the obturator & lock in the Continue Reading
Shoulder Arthroscopy Rotator Cuff Repair Silver Handle Instruments x 2 are the 20° & 45° elevators Red Handle Instrument is the double sided Glenoid Rasp Yellow Handle Instrument is the Arthrex 8.25mm Cannula Insertion Handle (to be used along with a switching stick or wissenger rod) Orange Handle Instrument Continue Reading