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myAO Trauma clinical case roundup on hand crush injuries

April 2023

Crush injuries of the hand can present with wide variety of patterns and generally involve multiple tissues. Patients with severe crush injury can develop compartment syndrome.

myAO CMF clinical roundup on orthognathic surgery

April 2023

Orthognathic surgery comprises a series of technical procedures aimed at the correction of the volume and position of the facial bones. Since the mandible and maxilla are tooth-bearing segments, a combined orthodontic-surgical treatment is required in order to attain an optimal occlusion.

myAO CMF clinical case roundup on conservative treatment of OKC

March 2023

Odontogenic keratocysts (OKC), previously known as keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOT or KOT), are rare benign cystic lesions involving the mandible or maxilla and are believed to arise from dental lamina. Treatment is often with marsupialization/enucleation/excision +/- aggressive curettage. However, they can have a very high recurrence rate (30-60%), and follow-up is essential.

myAO Spine clinical roundup on spinal tumors

March 2023

A coordinated multidisciplinary approach is used to treat spinal tumors. The expertise of a neuroradiologist, pathologist, angiographer, oncologist, and spinal surgeon may be combined during the patient's treatment. The type of tumor, neurologic deficit, spinal deformity (e.g. scoliosis), bony involvement, prior treatment, patient's medical status, pain, and life expectancy are considered prior to treatment.

myAO VET clinical roundup on deformities correction

March 2023

Bone deformity in animals can be caused by a range of factors, including injury and developmental abnormalities. Corrective treatments can include surgical procedures such as osteotomy or the use of corrective braces and splints. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around deformities correction.

myAO Clinical Case Roundup on distal humeral fractures

November 2022

Various fixation methods have been successfully applied to the repair of distal humeral fractures in dogs. These include minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with plate and screw constructs or combinations of pins, screws and wire, external skeletal fixation (ESF), intramedullary pinning (IMP), and cross-pin fixation.

myAO Clinical Roundup on Arthroplasty after fracture

August 2022

Arthroplasty is commonly used to treat acute fracture of the proximal femur, complex proximal humerus fracture or elbow fracture, but is less usual in complex knee fracture. The main objective of arthroplasty in fractures of the proximal femur is to save the patient's life by limiting the decubitus complications, thanks to immediate resumption of weight-bearing. For the shoulder and elbow, the objective is to save joint function, thanks to immediate postoperative mobilization.

myAO Clinical Roundup on Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery

July 2022

Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery (also known as oculofacial surgery, or ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery) treats conditions of the eyelids, eye socket and tear drainage system. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery.

myAO knowledge update on Arthroscopy and surgical sports medecine

June 2022

The surgical treatment of sports injuries and other soft-tissue conditions around the joints are closely related to classical orthopedic and trauma surgery, however, many innovative techniques for prevention, repair, and reconstruction require specific specialization to achieve excellence in patient outcomes.

myAO update on spine biomechanics

May 2022

Biomechanics, the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, helps us to understand how all the bony and soft spinal components contribute individually and together to ensure spinal stability, and how traumas, tumours and degenerative disorders exert destabilizing effects. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around spine biomechanics.

myAO expert update on head & neck cancer and oral oncology

May 2022

Surgeons’ demand for knowledge and training on Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology spans the specialties from head and neck surgery to maxillofacial, plastic, ear, nose, and throat, and general surgery. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around Head & Neck Cancer and Oral Oncology.

myAO Knowledge update on Innovation Translation

March 2022

Innovation translation at the AO and its AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) encompasses the conception, strategic evaluation, and development of clinical solutions in collaboration with industrial partners. It includes proof-of-concept work with innovators, valorization of new technologies and techniques and clinical evidence creation to prove the added value of new solutions. Strategic investments in intellectual property, technology, and companies are also part of AO ITC's mandate.

myAO Knowledge update on Bone Deformity

April 2022

There are a number of possible causes of bone deformities in animals, the two most common being a genetic disorder and injury (trauma). Limb deformities can be managed conservatively, by growth acceleration, growth retardation, or in severe or late diagnosed cases by combining these techniques. Once the growth plate has closed, correction can only be achieved by a corrective osteotomy technique.

Clinical roundup on Imaging, Navigation and Computer-Assisted Surgery

March 2022

Recent developments in imaging technology have allowed for rapid processing and visualization of significant amounts of data yielded from a variety of digital imaging modalities. Prerequisites have been established for three-dimensional (3D) visualization as well as programs for the computer-assisted 3D planning of surgical procedures, and these image sources are now available to assist the surgeon in the operating room.

Clinical roundup on Spine degeneration

February 2022

Degenerative spinal conditions represent one of the most frequent domains of spinal pathology, which can affect patients of any age. Appropriate management can reduce the morbidity and improve significantly the life quality of these patients. myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around spinal degeneration.

Meet the experts: Julien and Jean-Pierre Cabassu

January 2022

Meet with the experts of the month, Julien and Jean-Pierre Cabassu. Graduate of ECVS and ACVS, Julien completed an AO fellowship at Texas A&M under the supervision of Dr. Don Hulse in 2006. He worked for a year in research with Dr. Loïc Déjardin at Michigan State University before completing a residency in small animal surgery at Tufts University in Massachusetts under the supervision of Randy Boudrieau and Mike Kowaleski.

myAO knowledge update on Orthognathic Surgery

January 2022

The evolution of Orthognathic principles and practices, combined with knowledge of recent advances, helps the clinician more effectively treat challenging clinical problems. Coordinated comprehensive treatment planning primarily between the orthodontist and the orthognathic surgeon will help improve patient outcomes and decrease complications. Continuing education benefits clinicians by exposing them to new knowledge in the field, which in turn, leads to improved patient outcomes.

Expert Roundup – Meet with Kodi Kojima

November 2021

Dr. Kodi Kojima is Chief of the Trauma Group at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He has served as the chairperson of the AOTrauma International Board (AOTIB), as a faculty member within the AO Foundation, a member of the TK Lower Extremity Expert Group, and as a regional board member with responsibilities in research and education. In his role as the chairperson of AOTEC, he represented AOTrauma Education as a member of the AOTIB.

Clinical roundup on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

November 2021

The Global Spine Congress (GSC), AO Spine's annual meeting, is the leading world class spine congress gathering thousands of spine surgeons worldwide. Among other relevant topics, the GSC 21 program includes three events on MISS, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the highlight topic of this month's knowledge update from myAO.

Roundup on Pediatric Fractures

October 2021

Children and adolescents present a unique challenge in trauma care because they are so different from adults. The risks to injured children and adolescents can be significantly reduced with the provision of appropriate care. Besides access to two new AO Surgery Reference modules on Pediatric Trauma, myAO is offering you the following exclusive selection of "knowledge gems" around Pediatric Fracture Management.

Clinical Topic Roundup on Computer-Assisted and Image-Guided Spine Surgery

September 2021

Navigation technology is a widely available tool in spine surgery, and Computer-assisted Surgery (CAS) and Image-guided Surgery (IGS) have become a part of clinical routine in many centers. It is the aim of this roundup to give an overview on the current knowledge shared on myAO concerning the capabilities of computer-assisted and image-guided approaches.