AO featuring the winning cases of the myAO Xmas competition
In December 2022, myAO hosted its first-ever Case Competition. Surgeons from across the five specialties of the AO network shared their most interesting and challenging cases to be reviewed and discussed with their peers on myAO groups.
As the submissions started to roll in, it became clear that the competition was going to be tight, with some impressive cases on display.
From die-punch fractures to shoulder instability in dogs, the winning surgeons demonstrated their ability to successfully manage treatment in a variety of challenging scenarios. The cases were chosen based on their complexity, the innovative solutions proposed, and the overall impact of the treatment.
In particular, the winning cases demonstrated the importance of a collaborative approach to treatment, with surgeons working together to develop the best possible outcomes for their patients.
The Case Competition on myAO was a great success. We highly encourage you to look at the winning cases and leave a comment or show your appreciation with the applaud function.
Dr. Anirban Chatterjee, MD, India
A die-punch fracture is a depression fracture of the lunate fossa of the distal radius that is caused by a vertical load through the lunate. In some cases, the die-punch fracture is in a state that is difficult to reset, such as when it is not limited to the lunate fossa.
RFFF reconstruction of the Upper Lip
Dr. Alberto Rocha Pereira, Hospital da Luz, Lisbon/Portugal
The radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a flap with ideal characteristics for lip reconstruction because it is thin and can be folded to restore both the skin and the inner lining.
THA with acetabular dysplasia
Dr. Yossef Elhelw, Egypt
Total hip arthroplasty with acetabular dysplasia presents many challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. The complex femoral and acetabular anatomy makes standard reconstruction technically challenging.
Shoulder instability in dogs
Dr. Lorenzo Pillin, The Netherlands
Shoulder instability (SI) is one of the most common causes of front leg lameness in dogs. SI describes a wide range of soft tissue injuries to the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the shoulder. It affects all sizes and breeds of dogs.