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Volar Dome Osteotomy of the Distal Radius for Madelung’s Deformity - Standard (Feat. Dr. Goldfarb) Clone

By Charles A. Goldfarb, MD, Andrew Yee, BSc By Charles Goldfarb, Andrew Yee


Madelung’s deformity consists of anterior-ulnar bowing of the radius and a dorsally prominent ulnar head. This deformity is diagnosed in early adolescence when the prominence of the distal ulna and/or nonspecific wrist pain leads to a patient seeking an orthopedic opinion. Several operative techniques have been proposed for the painful or aesthetically unacceptable deformity. Vickers drew attention to an abnormal ligament (Vickers ligament) of the volar-ulna aspect of the radiocarpal joint. He subsequently reported success with the volar release of this ligament and physiolysis for Madelung’s deformity in early adolescence. The procedure has evolved to include a dome-shaped distal radius osteotomy to allow a 3D repositioning of the bone. Indications for correction of Madelung’s deformity include a painful wrist not responsive to conservative management and/or significant aesthetic deformity. In this case, a 17-year-old female presented with bilateral Madelung’s deformity with primarily central right wrist pain for several years and worsening over the last few months. Corrective volar dome osteotomy of the distal radius was elected following failed conservative management.

Duration: 10:03
Flexor Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation

By Donald H. Lalonde, MD By Donald Lalonde

Dr. Lalonde describes his technique for flexor tendon repair using WALANT anesthesia and the benefits of intra operative active motion.  He discusses the benefits of rehabilitation with true active motion.

Duration: 16:34
Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair

By Stephen M. McCollam, MD By Stephen McCollam

Dr. McCollam describes his technique for thumb ulnar collateral ligament repair.

Duration: 4:28
Metacarpal Fracture ORIF

By Stephen M. McCollam, MD By Stephen McCollam

Dr. McCollam demonstrates ORIF of a metacarpal fracture

Duration: 2:11
Pulley Release Middle

By Stephen M. McCollam, MD By Stephen McCollam

Dr. McCollam demonstrates his technique for trigger digit release.

Duration: 0:53
Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release

By Stephen M. McCollam, MD By Stephen McCollam

Dr. McCollam demonstrates his technique of endoscopic cubital tunnel release

Duration: 4:44
SORL Technique

By David Solomon, Michael R. Hausman, MD By David Solomon, Michael Hausman

Duration: 10:27
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

By Michael Wheatley, MD By Michael Wheatley, MD

Duration: 8:03
EIP to EPL Transfer for Ruptured EPL

By Nader Paksima, DO, MPH By Nader Paksima, DO, MPH

Duration: 7:59
Microsurgery Training Video: A Step-wise Approach to Microanastomosis

By Grant Thomson, MD By Grant Thomson, MD

This video describes the technique for a microvascular anastomosis that can be performed in the lab. There is a step by step demonstration and tips for success. 

Duration: 23:03