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PUBLISHED: Less Invasive Stabilization System (LISS) for Distal Femur Fracture Repair

Less Invasive Stabilization System (LISS) for Distal Femur Fracture Repair
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michael J. Weaver, MD
Associate Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The patient in this case is an 81-year-old male with dementia who sustained an unwitnessed fall that resulted in a displaced intra-articular distal femur fracture. Here, Dr. Weaver at Brigham and Women’s Hospital repairs the fracture by performing an open reduction and internal fixation with a LISS plate. An anterolateral approach was used to visualize the joint surface and obtain an anatomic reduction of the articular surface, and a percutaneously-placed lateral lock plate was used to bridge the area of comminution while restoring length, alignment, and rotation to hopefully allow for biologic fixation that permits the bone to heal well.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of a Diaphyseal Humeral Fracture

feature photoOpen Reduction and Internal Fixation of a Diaphyseal Humeral Fracture
Michael Weaver MD
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery,¬†Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Weaver treats a periprosthetic humeral spiral fracture using contoured plating. The posterolateral approach helps prevent dissection of the triceps for adequate exposure of the fracture.

PREPRINTS RELEASE: LISS Plating, Part 2 of Whipple for Carcinoma

PrePrintAprilThe following new pre-prints are now online:

LISS Plating of a Distal Femoral Fracture
Michael Weaver, MD
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Whipple Procedure for Carcinoma of the Pancreas (Part 2)
Martin Goodman, MD
Dept of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
(Part 1 is available here)

These come after the recent pre-prints, which include: Continue reading PREPRINTS RELEASE: LISS Plating, Part 2 of Whipple for Carcinoma