192017Dec

Radius and Ulna Shaft ORIF – Franko

History: 25 year old male injured his left forearm and fractured (broke) his radius and ulna. He was splinted in the emergency department and presented to my office for further evaluation. His job includes very heavy lifting and his priority was to return to work as soon as possible. Diagnosis: Left radius and ulna shaft fractures…

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52017Dec

Mallet Finger CRPP – Franko

History: 31 year old female administrator injured her finger about 3 weeks prior to seeing me in the office.  She had a fracture-dislocation of the finger tip, also known as a mallet finger or mallet fracture with dislocation. I recommend surgical treatment.  To avoid making an incision, I recommended percutaneous pin treatment.  Diagnosis: Right ring finger…

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52017Dec

Essex Lopresti ORIF – Franko

History: 53 year-old male presented to the hospital after falling from a roof.  He had a severe injury to his right elbow and pain at his wrist. X-rays showed an intra-articular radial head fracture as well as a dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint at the wrist, also known as an Essex-Lopresti injury.  I recommended…

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52017Dec

Olecranon Sled – Franko

History: 47 year old woman sustained an elbow injury when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle.  She went to urgent care and was found to have an olecranon (elbow) fracture.  As a yoga instructor, it was very important to her that any treatment would allow her to continue doing yoga and would not…

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52017Dec

Humerus Nonunion ORIF – Franko

History: 53 year-old female came to my office 5 weeks after an injury to her right arm below the cement from a prior shoulder replacement.  She was initially treated by a different surgeon but referred to me after she failed to show any healing and was having a lot of pain after nearly a month and…

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52017Dec

Olecranon ORIF Plate – Franko

History: 79 year old gentleman sustained an elbow injury when he fell from his bicycle.  He went to the emergency department where he was diagnosed as having an olecranon fracture.  I met him in the emergency department to discuss surgery.  Diagnosis: Right olecranon fracture Treatment: Olecranon open reduction and internal fixation with plates and screws Outcome: Within 3 weeks hhe…

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52017Dec

Humerus ORIF – Franko

History: 29 year old female sustained multiple injuries after a car accident, including a right comminuted humerus fracture.  She was admitted to the hospital for treatment.  Diagnosis: Right comminuted humeral shaft fracture Treatment: Humerus open reduction and internal fixation with plates and screws Outcome: Within 3 weeks she had near full motion and no pain.  The scar was fully…

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