Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Monthly Newsletter

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Toledo offers Orthopaedic Monthly newsletter, a printed newsletter that provides real patient stories, information on Orthopaedic conditions, and advancements in Orthopaedic care.

Department Chairman Dr. Nabil Ebraheim is an editor of this newsletter. An electronic and hard copy subscription are available.

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December 2019

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Article Topics

April 2019

  • "Lumbosacral Plexus" - by: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Pivot Shift Test ACL Tear"
  • "Serratus Anterior Muscle"
  • "Pronator Teres Syndrome"
  • "Felon"

March 2019

  • "A Patient's Optimism and Persistence" - by: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Pectoralis Major Tear"
  • "Monteggia Fracture"
  • "Odontoid Fractures"
  • "Paronychia"

February 2019

  • "It Is Never Too Early To Start" - by: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Femoral Neck Fracture Nonunion"
  • "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis"
  • "Patellar Fractures"
  • "Elbow Dislocation in Adults"

January 2019

  • "Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries" - by: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Acute Low Back Pain Lumbar Disc Herniation"
  • "Rupture of the Plantar Fascia"
  • "DISH Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hypertosis"

December 2018

  • "It Is Easy To Give Up, But Keep Pursuing Your Dreams"- by: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "MRSA Screening & Decolonization, Tests We Should Think About"
  • "25 Vitamin D, Tests We Should Think About"
  • "Smoking/Nicotine & Cotinine Level, Tests We Should Think About"

November 2018

  • "Tests Orthopaedic Surgeons Should Think About"- by: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "The Femoral Triangle"
  • Ganglion Cysts"
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis"
  • Is Percutaneous Fixation of the Ankle Possible?"

October 2018

  • "Giant Cell Tumor"- By: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly"
  • Distal Femur Fractures & Nonunion- Use of Fibular Graft"
  • ACL Tears- Radiological Diagnosis
  • Anatomy of the Popliteal Fossa

September 2018

  • "Ligaments of the Elbow"- By: Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Cubital Fossa"
  • Intra-articular Extensile Approach for Tibial Plateau Fractures"
  • "Ankle Pain- Complete Overview"

August 2018

  • "Compartment Syndrome"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Tendons at the Ankle Region"
  • "Ankle Ligament Injury, Test, & Assessment"
  • "Cubital Tunnel Syndrome"
  • "Ankle Ligament Injury and Assessment"

July 2018

  • "The Girdlestone Procedure"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Jersey Finger"
  • "Neck Pain, Cervical Disc Herniation and Radiculopathy" 
  • "Avulsion Fractures and Bone Bruises Around the Knee"
  • "Cervical Spine Examination"

June 2018

  • "Anatomy, Function, & Dysfunction of the Rhomboid Muscles"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Ganglion Cyst of the Foot"
  • "Jefferson Fractures"
  • "The Short Head of the Biceps Femoris Muscle"
  • "Anatomy of the Plantaris Muscle"

May 2018

  • "Trigger Thumb"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D
  • "Os Acromiale"
  • "Bipartite Patella"
  • "Subscapularis Tendon Rupture"
  • "Bursitis of the Knee"
  • Stiff Knee"

April 2018

  • "Fractures of the Calcaneus"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Baker's Cysts"
  • "Iliotibial Band Syndrome of the Knee"
  • "Capitellum Fractures"

March 2018

  • "Posterior Shoulder Dislocation"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment"
  • "Bunionettes"
  • "The Extensor Carpi Ulnaris"

February 2018

  • "Can a Patient Self-Diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Dislocations of the Hip"
  • "Corona Mortis"
  • "The Gantzer Muscle"

January 2018

  • "Moments of Inspiration"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Tibial Pilon Fracture"
  • "Hip Fracture Types and Fixation"
  • "Important Blood Supply of Bones"

December 2017

  • "Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Crush Syndrome"
  • "Lisfranc Injury"
  • "Tennis Elbow"

November 2017

  • "Piriformis Syndrome Tests"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Big Toe Pain"
  • "Hangman's Fracture"
  • "Sacral Sparing"
  • "Cubital Tunnel Syndrome"

October 2017

  • "Pumpkin Fun!"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "The Bear-Hug Test"
  • "Distal Biceps Tendon Tear"
  • "Morton's Neuroma-- Interdigital Neuroma"
  • "Referred Pain Around the Shoulder"
  • "Posterior Shoulder Instability, Jerk Test"

September 2017

  • "Saturdays at the Orthopaedic Center"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Internal Impingement of the Shoulder"
  • "De Quervain Syndrome"
  • "Cervical Spine Radiculopathy"
  • "Brachial Plexus Branches"

August 2017

  • "The Orthopaedic Center Is Going Green"- By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Fracture Healing"
  • "Chondroblastoma"
  • "Ulnar Claw Hand"
  • "Martin-Gruber Anastomosis"

July 2017

  • "Dog and Cat Bites" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Aneurysmal Bone Cyst"
  • "Osteoclasts"
  • "Shoulder Dislocations and Associated Lesions"
  • "Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist"

June 2017

  • "Wound Healing" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Axillary Nerve Injury - Shoulder Dislocations"
  • "Malignant Hyperthermia"
  • "Adamantinoma"
  • "Psoriatic Arthritis"

May 2017

  • "Foot and Ankle Injuries" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Ankle Fracture and Diabetes"
  • "Compartment Syndrome"
  • "Talus Fractures"
  • "Ankle Sprain"
  • "Metatarsal Fractures"
  • "Lisfranc Injury"

April 2017

  • "Advanced Trauma Life Support Protocol" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Hemorrhagic Shock"
  • "Damage Control Orthopaedics"
  • "Spine Concepts, Cervical Rheumatoid Arthritis"

March 2017

  • "Raising the Bar" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Spine Concepts"
  • "Ankle Fractures"
  • "Cervical Myelopathy, Radiculopathy"

February 2017

  • "Ideal Patient Care" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Orthopaedic Symposia Series"
  • "Piriformis Syndrome or True Sciatica"
  • "Ankle Examination"

January 2017

  • "How to Score Well On An Exam" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Sciatica"
  • "Turf Toe"
  • "Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus"

December 2016

  • "Shoulder Impingement Syndrome" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Ankle Fractures and X-rays"
  • "Hill-Sachs Lesion"
  • "Shoulder Examination"

November 2016

  • "Knee Pain and Arthritis" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Clinical Examination of Ankle Fractures"
  • "The Gluteus Medius Muscle"
  • "Ankle Fracture Syndesmosis"

October 2016

  • "Pediatric Fracture Complications" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Flail Chest"
  • "Scapular Fractures"
  • "Hitchhike Sign"

September 2016

  • "Little Leaguer's Shoulder" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Diagnosis and Management of Compartment Syndrome" - By Johnathan Cooper: Research Assistant to Dr. Ebraheim
  • "Coracobrachialis, Brachialis and Brachioradialis"
  • "Isolated Fibular Fractures"

August 2016

  • "The UTMC Orthopaedic Center" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Osteochondroma"
  • "The Lateral Plantar Nerve (Baxter's Nerve)"
  • "Panner's Disease"
  • "Tension Pneumothorax"

January 2016

  • "The Duties of an Orthopaedics Nurse" - By Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Tumoral Calcinosis"
  • "Deep Vein Thrombosis & PE"
  • "ACL, PCL and Quadriceps"
  • "Anatomy of the Peroneus Longus"

October 2015

  • "The Team, From Good to Great!" - by Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Anatomy of the Supraspinatus Muscle"
  • "Chondrocalcinosis, Tumoral Calcinosis, Synovial Chondromatosis, Calcific Tendonitis"
  • "The Musculocutaneous Nerve"
  • "Humeral Shaft Fractures"

 September 2015

  • "Creating Sustainable Balance Amongst Your Team" - by Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylitis & Spondylosis"
  • "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)"
  • "Anatomy of the Tibialis Posterior Muscle"

August 2015

  • "Empowering Your Employees.  It is a Good Thing." - by Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Reiter's Syndrome"
  • "Examination of the AC Joint"
  • "Osteonecrosis, AVN of the Talus"
  • "Medial Collateral LIgament, MCL Injuries"

July 2015

  •  "Structure Your Day to be Productive & Successful - A Simple Formula" - by Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.
  • "Kienbock's Disease"
  • "Lachman's Test, ACL Injury"
  • "Osteonecrosis, Stages & Treatment"

June 2015

  • "Preparing to Take a Test"
  • "AVN Causes and Risk Factors"
  • "Sever's Disease"
  • "Virchow's Triad, DVT and Blood Clots"

May 2015

  • "The Doctors of Tomorrow: A Long, Hard, Narrow Road with a Gratifying Result - Part 1" by Dr. Ebraheim
  • "Virchow's Triad, DVT and Blood Clots"
  • "Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children"
  • "Common Medical & Orthopaedic Triads"

April 2015

  • "Congenital Muscular Torticollis"
  • "Femoral Triangle"
  • "Anatomy of the Psoas & Iliacus Muscles"
  • "McMurray's Test - Meniscal Tear"

March 2015

  • "Heat-Related Illness in Athletes"
  • "Triceps Tendon Rupture"
  • "Management of the Unconscious Athlete"
  • "Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes"

February 2015

  • "Tarsal Coalition"
  • "Accessory Navicular Bone"
  • "Gower's Sign"
  • "Freiberg's Disease"

January 2015

  • "Osgood Schlatter Disease"
  • "Service Recovery in Healthcare"
  • "Patient's Road to Recovery in Healthcare"
  • "Kohler's Disease"

October 2014    

  • "Plantar Fascia Rupture"
  • "Tennis Elbow Muscle ECRB"
  • "Wartenberg's Sign"
  • "Conditions Affecting Dorsal Wrist Compartments"
  • "Froment's Sign"

July 2014

  • "The Value of Information Technology"
  • "Propionibacterium Acne in the Shoulder"
  • "Posterior Cutaneous Nerve of the Thigh"
  • "Whiplash Injury, Neck Pain Summary"
  • "Differential Diagnosis of SI Joint Pain"
  • "Clavicle Fractures in Children"

April 2014

  • "Orthopaedic Center Expanding Service and Convenience for Quality Care"
  • "Skin Warts"
  • "Toddler's Fracture"
  • "Clay Shoveler's Fracture"
  • "Widebased Gait Myelopathy"
  • "Tear Drop Fracture"
  • "2014 Match Day Results"

March 2014

  • "UT Orthopaedic Residents Score in 92nd Percentile on AAOS OITE"
  • "Trendelenburg Gait"
  • "Hypothermia"
  • "Bedside Fasciotomy"
  • "Frostbite"

February 2014

  • "Distinguished Professor Awarded $2.3 million grant"
  • "Sacroiliac Joint Anatomical Considerations"
  • "Sting Ray Injuries"
  • "Peroneal Tendon Subluxation/Dislocation"
  • "Pseudogout"
  • "Ankle Ligament Injury; Tests and Assessments"

November 2013

  • "UTMC Associate Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant"
  • "Telemedicine Implementation"
  • "Compartment Syndrome Diagnosis"
  • "Tests for Examining Lower Back Pain"
  • "Shoulder Exam - Range of Motion"
  • "Ankle Ligament Injury; Tests and Assessments"

April 2012

  • "Orthopaedics to Provide Same-Day Consultations with Other Specialties"
  • "Supracondylar Spur-Median Nerve Compression"
  • "Common Nerve Injuries Around the Shoulder"
  • "Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder"
  • "Tennis Elbow"

January 2012

  • "Growth in Children: Epiphyseal Contribution of Long Bone Growth"
  • "Subscapularis Tendon Rupture"
  • "Galeazzi Fractures"
  • "Compartment Syndrome: Hand and Fingers"
  • "De Quervain's Syndrome"

October 2011

  • "Bow Legs in Children"
  • "Stinger/Burner"
  • "Female Athlete Triad"
  • "US News Ranks UT Orthopaedics Top in Region"
  • "Pectoralis Muscle Tear"
  • "Pudendal Nerve Palsy"


August 2011


  • "Orthopaedic & Pharmacology Deptartments Study Effects of Smoking on Stem Cells"
  • "Bipartite Patella"
  • "Patellar Tendon Rupture"
  • "Patellar Fractures"
  • "Valgus Knee Deformity"

 July 2011


  • "Orthopaedic Center to Host Forums for the Community"
  • "Bone Remodeling in Children"
  • "Pelvic Fractures"
  • "Skin Grafts"
  • "Cat Scratch Disease"

May 2011


  • "Necrotizing Fasciitis"
  • "UT Orthopaedic Residents Score in the 93rd Percentile on AAOS In-Training"
  • "Heel Pain"
  • "Bursitis of the Knee"
  • "Calcaneal Avulsion Fractures

December 2010


  • "Bacteria and Termites: Are They the Same or are They Different"
  • "What is Avascular Necrosis?"
  • "Patient Donates to the Orthopaedics"
  • "Low Back Pain"

October 2010


  • "Unbelievable Bacteria: Evil, Alien or Smart. Part 1"
  • "Patient Recovers After a Serious Motor Vehicle Accident"
  • "Coccydynia"
  • "Body Positions Affecting the Spine"
  • "Sinus Tarsi Syndrome"

September 2010


  • "The Dilemma of Treating Injured Cartilage"
  • "Click in the Hip"
  • "Peroneal Tendon Subluxation"
  • "Aspiration of a Joint"

June 2010


  • "The Doctors of Tomorrow: A Long, Hard, Narrow Road with a Gratifying Result"
  • "Sternal Fractures"
  • "Clostridium Difficile and Perfringens"
  • "Reiter’s Syndrome"
  • "YouTube Educational Materials for Doctors and Patients"

May 2010


  • "Part II: Concepts and Controversy in Stem Cell Treatment"
  • "Ankle Sprains"
  • "Shin Splints"
  • "Stress Fractures of the Sacrum"

March 2010


  • "UTMC’s Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Levine writes about his experience in Haiti"
  • "Morton’s Neuroma"
  • "Prolotherapy; Snapping Scapula"
  • "The Dilemma of Treating Injured Cartilage"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Welcomes Incoming Orthopaedic Residents"

February 2010

  • "UT Orthopaedic Residents Score 94th Percentile on AAOS In-Training Examination"
  • "Part I: Adult Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma: Value and Controversy"
  • "Sacroiliac Joint: The Forgotten Joint"
  • "Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome"
  • "Piriformis Syndrome"

January 2010


  • "Patients with Complicated Orthopaedic Injuries Have Great Outcomes and Positive Attitudes"
  • "Important Blood Supply"
  • "What are Toenails and Fingernails?"
  • "Patient-Specific Knee Replacements"

November 2009

  • "6th Floor Unit Renovations Completed"
  • "17-Year-Old Patient with Multiple Injuries Back to Playing Soccer and Daily Activities"
  • "Biceps Tendon"
  • "What is Turf Toe?"
  • "What is Mallet Finger?"

October 2009

  • "UTMC’s Orthopaedic Department to Introduce Geriatric Fracture Program"
  • "Tennis Elbow"
  • "What is Cartilage?'
  • "What is Rickets?"

September 2009


  • "Orthopaedic Center Expands Hours-Will Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m."
  • "Measuring Compartment Pressure"
  • "EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies"
  • "Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy"

July 2009


  • "Student Interest in Health-care Field Rises after Working in Orthopaedic Center"
  • "Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction" "Hammertoes"
  • "Bowleg"

May 2009


  • "Orthopaedic Center Takes Patient Care to Higher Level"
  • "Radial and Ulnar Club Hand"
  • "Dislocations"
  • "Charcot Foot"

April 2009

  • "Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Awarded $1.2 Million Grant to Study ACL Injuries"
  • "Common Achilles Tendon Problems"
  • "Patellar Injuries and Conditions"
  • "Detecting Patients that May Exaggerate or Overreact"

March 2009


  • "UTMC Orthopaedic Department Selected by Synthes to Create Geriatric Fracture Program"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Provides Care for Mother and Son"
  • "Simple Tests for Diagnosis of Orthopaedic Conditions (Part 2)"
  • "Commonly Missed Orthopaedic Injuries (Part 2)"
  • "The Orthopaedic Department Welcomes the Incoming Orthopaedic Residents"

February 2009

  • "UTMC to Renovate Sixth Floor of Hospital for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation"
  • "Simple Tests for Diagnosis of Orthopaedic Conditions (Part 1)"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Finds Lumbar Fusion can Lead to Sacroiliac Joint Pain"
  • "Commonly Missed Orthopaedic Injuries (Part 1)"

January 2009

  • "Orthopaedic Department Donates Presidential Scholarship to the Medical School"
  • "Multiple Trauma Patient Recalls Challenging Day"
  • "What is Trigger Finger?"
  • "Affect of Diabetes on the Musculoskeletal System"

December 2008

  • "Orthopaedic Department Awarded $300,000 Grant"
  • "Patient Regains Ability to Walk"
  • "What is Bursitis?"
  • "What is a Ruptured Tendon?"

November 2008

  • "Orthopaedic Center Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary"
  • "Ankle Pain"
  • "Injuries in the Workplace"

October 2008

  • "Orthopaedic Center Patients Praise Quality of Patient Care"
  • "Wrist Injuries: Types and Treatment"
  • "What is a Nerve?"
  • "What is a Growth Plate and Growth Plate Fracture?"

September 2008


  • "Access, Service, Convenience and Quality Patient Care: a Successful Concept"
  • "Trauma Team Works Together to Save Patient’s Life"
  • "Sacroiliac Joint Pain and its Causes"
  • "Marfan Syndrome"

August 2008


  • Orthopaedic Center Donates $10,000 in Support of John M. Howard’s Endowed Professorship of Surgery Fund"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Growing, Residency Review Committee Approves Orthopaedic Center’s Residency Program Request for an Additional Resident per Year "
  • "What is Whiplash?"
  • "Orthopaedic Emergencies"

July 2008


  •  "Robotic and Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, New Advances and Challenges for the Orthopaedic Surgeon"
  • "Occult Ankle Injuries"

June 2008

  • "Future Advances for the Orthopaedic Center Fox Toledo to Feature UT Orthopaedic Center on Net2Health"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Treats 16 Year Old Following a Ladder Injury"

May 2008


  • "The Orthopaedic Center Celebrates its Six Month Anniversary"
  • "What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?"
  • "How Does the Process of Limb Lengthening Work?"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Helps 95 Year Old Patient Back to Good Health"

April 2008

  • "UT Orthopaedic Center Expands Offerings with MRI Installation and Saturday Clinic"
  • "How Do Bones Repair Themselves?"
  • "Increased Fractures in Elderly Patients"

March 2008


  • "Orthopaedic Center Increases its Capabilities, Additional Services Provide Patients Better Access, Service and Convenience to Orthopaedic Care"
  • "Neck Pain: Causes and Treatment"
  • "Why My Shoulder Hurts?"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Chosen to Provide Care for Veterans" 

February 2008


  • "The Orthopaedic Center is Home for ESPN Radio Show"
  • "Patient with Horse Injury has Great Outcome"
  • "Stress Fractures: Common for Athletes and Those with Active Lifestyles"
  • "Why Do My Feet Hurt?"

January 2008

  • "Happy Holidays UTMC, Keep Up the Good Work!"
  • "Hip Fractures Remain Great Problem for Older Patients"
  • "Low Back Pain Common Problem for Patients, Despite Unknown Origins"
  • "Orthopaedic Residents Score 97 Percentile on Orthopaedic In-Training Exam!"
  • "Orthopaedic Center Strengthens Mission with Research Endeavors"

December 2007

  • "Team Ortho Concept Fosters a Patient-Friendly and Patient-Centered Experience"
  • "University’s Orthopaedic Center Boosts Capabilities"

November 2007

  • "Patients React to New Orthopaedic Center"
  • "Hip Resurfacing Offers Patients a Viable Option to Conventional Procedures"
  • "Hip Arthroscopy Provides Relief with Smaller Incisions"

October 2007

  • "The Countdown is On: new Orthopaedic Center will open soon, elderly patients benefit from one-stop shop"
  • "100 Year Old Patient Treated by Orthopaedic Department Following Fall"
  • "Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes Aches and Pains in Elderly"
  • "Elderly Patients Benefit from Surgical Advances"

September 2007   


  • "Striving for Excellence by Providing Access, Service and Convenience" 
  • "Minimally invasive spine surgery"
  •  "Multiple Trauma Patient at UTMC"
  •  "Common Sports Injuries and Means of Prevention for Young Athletes"

August 2007  


  •  "New Orthopaedic Center will provide fracture care for all age groups"
  •  "Proper Backpack wear and Childhood Scoliosis"
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