Charcot Reconstruction & External Fixation Webinar

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 33

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is internal fixation not an ideal solution for Charcot patients?
    • A. 

      Patients usually have poor bone quality

    • B. 

      Infection is usually present

    • C. 

      Patient has mechanical instability

    • D. 

      Patients have a difficult time healing

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is the greatest advantage of external fixation?
    • A. 

      Ability to OBTAIN stability

    • B. 

      Ability to remove the system

    • C. 

      Ability to OBTAIN and MAINTAIN stability

    • D. 

      Added comfort for the patient

  • 3. 
    Why do surgeons like to use external fixation?
    • A. 

      It’s cheaper than plating or screws

    • B. 

      Offers reduced recovery time for the patient

    • C. 

      It reimburses more than other options

    • D. 

      The surgeon is able to achieve correction percutaneously

  • 4. 
    How many sizes of tabbed rings are offered in the RingFIX system
    • A. 

      120, 150, and 180

    • B. 

      140, 160, and 180

    • C. 

      140, 160, 180 and 200

    • D. 

      120, 150, 180 and 210

  • 5. 
    Why use olive wires?
    • A. 

      Helps keep bone segments centered in the ring

    • B. 

      Provides the ability to compress internally

    • C. 

      Minimizes movement as the bone cannot slide over the wire

    • D. 

      Provides opposing forces for alignment

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Does SBi offer a footpad designed for the RingFIX?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Can you attach a larger ring to a smaller footplate to accommodate larger legs?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Why would a surgeon use a static frame over a dynamic frame when treating Charcot?
    • A. 

      Static frames are more stable

    • B. 

      Static frames are less expensive

    • C. 

      Gradual correction requires too much time

    • D. 

      You cannot use a dynamic frame when treating Charcot

  • 9. 
    How many surgeons do you know that treat Charcot using external fixation?
    • A. 

      0 to 5

    • B. 

      5 to 10

    • C. 

      10 to 15

    • D. 

      15 or more

  • 10. 
    Rate your experience level with circular external fixation.
    • A. 

      No experience at all

    • B. 

      Some experience – beginner

    • C. 

      I have been in cases and understand the system and technique – Intermediate

    • D. 

      Expert – Advanced

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