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PREPRINT RELEASE: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator
Duke University Medical Center

Russel Kahmke, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery1
Adam Honeybrook, MBBS
Resident Physician1
C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician1

1Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Russel Kahmke implants a hypoglossal nerve stimulator in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea. He is one of only several surgeons currently performing this procedure in North Carolina. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
Tufts Medical Center
Jeffrey S. Zarin, MD
Chief, Division of Arthroplasty

In this case a 66-year-old patient presents with arthritis predominantly in the medial compartment. Dr. Jeffrey Zarin explains how to use the Mako robot to precisely plan and perform a total knee arthroplasty surgery on this patient. Preoperatively, he uses a CT scan to create a model of the patient in order to determine the appropriate implant size, and intraoperatively, he utilizes the Mako robot to assist in ligament and gap balancing, perform the osteotomies, and make precise corrections. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block
Yale School of Medicine
Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

A 60-year-old female’s biochemical workup concluded she had primary hyperparathyroidism, and preoperative images suggested a left lower parathyroid lesion. Consequently, Dr. Tobias Carling performed a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local cervical anesthesia while preserving the esophagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Intraoperative PTH proved complete resection.

Pilot Study Finds Watching JOMI Videos Improves Understanding of Surgical Concepts

“Utility of Annotated Surgical Case Videos for Resident Education: A Pilot Study” – presented by C. Scott Brown, MD at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings on April 19th & 20th.

Dr. C. Scott Brown at Duke used JOMI “to assess the educational value of annotated surgical videos on the comprehension of surgical anatomy and operative procedures.” The results: residents went from scoring 59.4% on a test before watching JOMI content to 93.6% afterwards (p = 0.001). The video used was Dr. Cunningham III and Dr. Brown’s “Laser Excision of Glomus Tympanicum (Transcanal Approach).”

While this was a small study, we are very excited to see the impact of video education (and especially JOMI articles) being rigorously quantified!

PREPRINT RELEASE: Revision Bascom Cleft Lift Pilonidal Cystectomy

Revision Bascom Cleft Lift Pilonidal Cystectomy
Tufts University School of Medicine
Michael Reinhorn, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

Dr. Michael Reinhorn performs a pilonidal cleft lift procedure, thoroughly describing the pre-op, post-op, and intraoperative steps, on a young man who previously had surgery but experienced recurrence.

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.