PREPRINT RELEASE: Mastoid Obliteration

Mastoid Obliteration
Duke University Medical Center
Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
C. Scott Brown, MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

After a canal-wall-down mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma, a patient presented with recurrence and persistent infection. Dr. Calhoun Cunningham III performs a mastoid obliteration with ossicular chain reconstruction to both eradicate the disease and restore the patient's hearing.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Ulnar Nerve Transposition

Ulnar Nerve Transposition
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery

In this cadaveric case, Dr. Asif Ilyas demonstrates the ulnar nerve transposition method for treating cubital tunnel syndrome, showing both the subcutaneous and submuscular techniques.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Cubital Tunnel Release

Cubital Tunnel Release
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery

Cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common compressive neuropathy, causes tingling and numbness in the ring and small fingers and can be treated with either a cubital tunnel release or an ulnar transposition. In this case, Dr. Asif Ilyas demonstrates the former on a cadaveric hand.

PREPRINT RELEASE: De Quervain’s Release

De Quervain’s Release
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery

Instead of conducting a De Quervain's release on a patient with stenosing extensor tenosynovitis, Dr. Asif Ilyas walks through the procedure on a cadaver, demonstrating the approach to the first dorsal extensor retinaculum and providing tips to release it without injuring the radial sensory nerve.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Trigger Finger Release

Trigger Finger Release
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery

When the flexor tendons of the hand thicken or become inflamed, stenosing flexor tenosynovitis of the hand (also known as trigger finger) develops. Dr. Asif Ilyas demonstrates on a cadaver how to perform the most standard trigger finger release, releasing the A1 pulley and then decompressing or releasing the flexor tendon.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Release
Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University
Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director of Hand Surgery

Dr. Asif Ilyas performs a carpal tunnel release, the most common hand surgery, on a cadaveric hand. This surgery is typically done for paresthesia in the hand due to median nerve compression when non-operative treatment, such as splinting and injections, fails or becomes recalcitrant.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
VA Boston Healthcare System
Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System

After medical management with high dose proton pump inhibitors proves to be refractory, a 63-year-old man with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) presents for surgical management. Consequently, Dr. Marco Fisichella conducts a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Laparoscopic Appendectomy
VA Boston Healthcare System
Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System

A 66-year-old man with a history of polyps has undergone colonoscopic surveillance every 3 years. After the recent discovery of an adenoma at the patient’s appendiceal orifice, Dr. Marco Fisichella performs a laparoscopic appendectomy.