Dr. Ivy Joins CSSH Executive Board

Mamu Amici is proud of member Dr. Andre Ivy for his appointment, press release below:   DuPage Medical Group Orthopaedic Surgeons Join Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand Executive Board DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Medical Group (DMG), the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois, is proud to announce Drs. Andre Ivy and Brian Murphy, hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeons, have been appointed to the 2020-2022 Executive Board for Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand (CSSH). Dr. Ivy will serve as program director while Dr. Murphy will transition from president to immediate past president. Founded in 1978, CSSH provides orthopaedic surgeons with continuing education, research and advocacy opportunities in the field of hand surgery. As program director, Dr. Ivy will engage and recruit new Society members throughout Chicagoland and organize select lectures and meetings. In his role as president, Dr. Murphy set the Society’s strategic vision and ensured it maintained a high level of educational and collegial interaction for CSSH...
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Distal First Radius Plating

Distal First Radius Plating

Restoring volar tilt - A simple lift off technique Article by Michael Wigton, MD Volar tilt is one of the key radiographic parameters measured when evaluating distal radius fractures. Volar tilt is the parameters which drives sagittal plane carpal alignment and thus when not restored can result in abnormal loading of the radiocarpal and mid carpal joints. Additionally when volar tilt is not corrected the appearance of the dorsal wrist may not be as aesthetically pleasing. When operative treatment has been elected we aim restore normal radiographic anatomy of the distal radius including radial inclination/height, ulnar variance, articular congruity, and volar tilt. When performing a volar approach to the distal radius the volar cortex is often easily reduced by a read of the thick volar cortical bone. Sagittal plane malalignment (or loss of volar tilt) persists despite reduction of the volar cortex because of the loss of the dorsal buttress of the distal radius. The dorsal buttress is often lost due to frequently...
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