Augmented reality is making a place in medicine. Dr. Jonas Rudzki, orthopaedic shoulder specialist, is the first surgeon in DC, Maryland, and Virginia to use a state of the art augmented reality program from Stryker/Tornier to perform total shoulder replacements. We’ve been using 3D reconstruction to plan total shoulder replacements for over 12 years and
Chief Complaint/Injury Susan came in to our office after an acute left shoulder dislocation, which resulted in recurrent shoulder instability. Even the slightest movement caused her shoulder to painfully sublux or dislocate. She felt as if her shoulder was constantly slipping out of its socket. At 70 years old, this can be a challenging problem
Complaint/Injury: Proximal Humerus Fracture Ruth, a 55 year-old female professional performance pianist and instructor, injured her shoulder in June of 2017 when she fell forward onto outstretched hands while running. The fall resulted in a three-part, displaced proximal humerus fracture to her left shoulder. The x-ray (left) shows the displaced bone fragments of the
Chief Complaint/Injury Jeff is a hiker, skier, and fitness enthusiast who suffered an acute injury to his left knee due to a skiing accident in March of 2017. He came to us with an unstable knee and a goal of getting back in action after ACL reconstruction over 60. Work Up/Imaging His MRI demonstrated a
Chief Complaint: Olecranon Fracture Reed, an active 69 year-old male rower, went walking in a rocky jungle in Belize when he slipped and fell landing hard on the point of his left elbow. His entire arm swelled massively but he was not able to see his doctor, Dr. Dennis Cullen, until he returned home.
Complaint/Injury Henry was a junior elite ice hockey player at the time of his injury. He felt his shoulder forcefully sublux (pop out of place and go back into place) due to a water sports injury where he fell onto his outstretched arm into the water. Later that day, his shoulder subluxed again. The next
Meniscal Tears & their Treatment: The menisci are C-shaped shock-absorbing semi-circular rings of Type 1 Fibrocartilage that serve to protect the Type 2 hyaline articular cartilage that covers the ends of the femur and tibia. The coefficient of friction of articular cartilage is approximately 1/5 to 1/7 that of ice sliding on ice. With time,