All posts by Madeline Verbica

PUBLISHED: De Quervain’s Release (Cadaver)

 

De Quervain’s Release (Cadaver)

Asif M. Ilyas, MD, FACS
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University

Irene Kalbianr
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University

De Quervain’s release is a surgical procedure performed to curatively treat stenosing extensor tenosynovitis of the first extensor compartment of the wrist after nonoperative management fails. This procedure involves surgical release of the first dorsal compartment with care taken to fully release the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) tendons from their respective sheaths, while protecting the radial sensory nerve, in order to decompress the extensor tendons. This video outlines the operative technique used by Dr. Asif Ilyas at the Rothman Institute for performing a De Quervain’s release on a cadaveric wrist.

 

PUBLISHED: Flexor Tendon Repair for a Zone 2 FDP Tendon Laceration

 

Flexor Tendon Repair for a Zone 2 FDP Tendon Laceration

Asif M. Ilyas, MD, FACS
Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University

Chaim Miller
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

In this case, Dr. Asif Ilyas at the Rothman Institute presents a zone 2 flexor tendon repair with a 4-0 Ethibond suture with a modified Kessler stitch that resulted in an 8-core strand repair. The procedure was done under wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) protocol, which among other strengths allows the surgeon to test the repair and set postrehabilitation expectations for the patient.

 

PUBLISHED: Bonebridge Implant

 

Bonebridge Implant

Scott Brown, MD
Duke University Medical Center

David M Kaylie, MD, MS
Duke University Medical Center

Cecilia G Freeman
Duke University Medical Center

Bone conduction implants can improve hearing in patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss as well as in cases of single-sided deafness (SSD). The patient in this case previously underwent resection of a vestibular schwannoma via a middle fossa craniotomy that ultimately resulted in SSD. Here, Dr. Kaylie at Duke University Medical Center demonstrates the step-by-step surgical technique for the Bonebridge implant to allow sound transmission from the patient’s deaf ear to the contralateral cochlea via bone conduction.

 

PUBLISHED: Altemeier Perineal Proctosigmoidectomy for Rectal Prolapse

 

Altemeier Perineal Proctosigmoidectomy for Rectal Prolapse

Madison S McCarthy
Stanford University School of Medicine

Charlotte M Rajasingh, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Brooke Gurland, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Full-thickness rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum invaginates into the anal canal and beyond the anal sphincters. The only definitive treatment for rectal prolapse is surgery. Here, Dr. Brooke Gurland at Stanford University Medical Center presents an Altemeier proctosigmoidectomy on an 80-year-old female with full-thickness rectal prolapse. The redundant rectum is delivered and then excised through a transanal approach, and the proximal colon is sutured to the distal end of the rectum.