Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Operative Words / Terms For Medical Transcriptionists


(inferior or superior) pole of the patella
 
0.054 K-wire
 
13-hole LISS plate
 
135-degree four-hole side plate
 
1/8-inch drill bit
 
4-in-1 femoral cutting block
 
ABD pads
 
abduction pillow
 
Accolade TMZF femoral stem
 
Ace bandage
 
Ace wrap
 
Achilles tendon lengthening
 
Acumed medial distal humeral plate
 
acetabulum
 
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
 
ACL footprint on the tibia
 
adhesive drapes
 
aggressive meniscus cutter
 
anatomical alignment
 
Ancef
 
anchoring holes
 
ankle mortise
 
anterior horn
 
anterolateral arthroscopic portal
 
antibiotic cement spacer
 
AO splint
 
AP and lateral views

Arthrex bioabsorbable screw

Arthrex bioabsorbable TransFix pin

ArthroCare ablation device

ArthroCare unit

ArthroCare wand
 
arthroscopic debridement of labral tears

arthroscopic leg holder

arthroscopic sleeve
 
articulating cartilage

Asnis cannulated screws

autogenous bone

awl

axillary roll

ball tip guidewire
 
Bankart shoulder retractor

baseplate

basket shaver

beach chair position

bean bag

bent Homan retractor

Betadine-impregnated Vi-Drape

bioabsorbable Delta interference screw
 
Bio-Corkscrew suture anchor 
 
bipolar prosthetic replacement
 
bleeders were cauterized

bleeders were coagulated
 
blunt obturator

blunt trocar
 
bone-patellar tendon-bone allograft

bone plug

bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft

bony prominences were padded

both-bone forearm fracture

box chisel

box osteotome

broach
 
bulky dressings
 
bunion

bur hole

calcar

cancellous allograft
 
cancellous allograft chips

cancellous surface

cannulated reamer

cannulated screws
 
care taken to protect neurovascular structures

C-arm fluoroscopy

cement mantle

cement restrictor

cement was vacuum mixed

cemented stem

chamfer cuts

Charnley retractor

chisel

chondroplasty

clavipectoral fascia

cobalt chrome head
 
Coban wrap / dressing

Cobb elevator

comminuted
 
conical reamers

ConstaVac

constrained polyethylene liner

corkscrew

coronal plane
 
cortical nonlocking screw
 
cortical screw

crosslink polyethylene
 
curetted

curing of the cement
 
curvilinear incision

cutting guide
 
cyclops lesion
 
debrided back to stable tissue

deep-dish polyethylene liner

deltopectoral approach

deltopectoral interval

DePuy cement
 
distal locking screws
 
drill

drill bit

drill holes

DuraPrep

DuraPrep scrub

Dyonics shaver

eburnated bone

Echelon stem

epiphyseal segment

Ertl bone bridge

Esmarch bandage
 
Ethibond sutures
 
exsanguinate

exsanguinated
 
extensor digitorum longus
 
extensor lengthening

external fixator

external rotators

fascia lata

fat pad

FCR tendon (FCR = flexor carpi radialis)
 
femoral head impactor and mallet

femoral neck

femoral neck osteotomy

fiberglass wrist splint
 
FiberWire suture

figure-of-eight suture
 
figure-of-four position
 
fluff dressing

fluffed gauze dressing
 
fluoroscopy

fluoroscopic guidance

fluted guide rod

four-hole quarter tubular plate
 
FPL tendon  (FPL = flexor pollicis longus)
 
fracture table

Freer elevator
 
Fukuda retractor
 
full-radius resector
 
full-thickness subperiosteal flaps

gastrocnemius
 
gastrocnemius recession

Gelfoam and thrombin
 
Gerdy's tubercle osteotomy
 
glenohumeral joint
 
gluteus maximus

gluteus medius and minimus
 
good capillary refill in all the toes
 
good purchase in the bone / good purchase within the bone
 
granulation tissue

grasping-type stitch

greater trochanter
 
Guardsman femoral interference screw

guidepin

HA-coated press-fit stem
 
hallux rigidus
 
hallux valgus deformity
 
hammertoe correction
 
Hand Innovations distal radius plate
 
hardware failure

hemiarthroplasty

Hemovac
 
high guillotine below-the-knee amputation
 
hip spica dressing

hole eliminators
 
horizontal mattress suture

iliac crest

iliotibial band

image intensification
 
incision centered over the greater trochanter

intercondylar notch

interference screw

interosseous ligament tear

interosseous vessels

intramedullary nail

Ioban
 
Ioban dressing

IT band

J-guide
 
Jones bulky dressing

JP drain

Kantrex solution
 
Kerlix bandage
 
Kerlix cast pad
 
Kerlix dressing

keyhole

knee immobilizer

kocherized

K-wires
 
lateral cortex of the femur

lateral meniscus

laxity

Leksell rongeur
 
Linvatec absorbable screw

LISS plate (Synthes)

locking condylar plate

locking jig

locking-loop suture technique

long leg cylinder cast
 
longitudinal rent
 
loss of fixation

lug hole
 
Mason-Allen fashion
 
McConnell headrest

medial meniscus

medial portal

medial tibial plateau
 
meniscal rim
 
metatarsophalangeal joint release

methyl methacrylate cement
 
microfracture of glenoid

mild to moderate protrusio

monocortical locking screws
 
Monocryl suture

morphogenic protein

Morse taper

notchplasty
 
olecranon chevron osteotomy
 
olive wire

oscillating saw

osteophytes

osteotomized

outside-in technique

over-the-top guidewire

Oxinium head

PACU (postanesthesia care unit)

Panalok RC double suture anchors

parrot-beak component (regarding meniscus)

patella alta

patella baja

patellofemoral joint

patellofemoral tracking

PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)
 
PDS suture (eg. 2-0 PDS suture)

periarticular locking screws
 
periosteum
 
peroneus longus tendon transfer
 
peroneus longus tenotomy

pilon fracture

pivot shift test
 
plica

polyethylene insert

polyethylene methacrylate cement
 
popliteus hiatus

posterior drawer

posterior horn

posterolateral portal
 
posterior T-shaped capsulotomy
 
posterior tibial tendon transfer
 
power sagittal saw

preoperative holding area
 
pretreated with prophylactic antibiotics
 
pronator quadratus
 
Propel screw

prophylactic antibiotics

prosthesis

ProxiLock hip system

pulsatile lavage
 
pulsatile lavaged

pyriformis fossa

radiolucent table

rasp

recon plate
 
reduction maneuver

Reflection SP3 cup

retropatellar fat pad

rongeur

rotator interval

sacroiliac joint

sagittal plane

sequential rasping

sequential reamer
 
sequential reamers

sequential reaming

sewn in a pants-over-vest manner

short leg cast

sizing jig

skin staples

Smith & Nephew's Genesis II cruciate-retaining total knee replacement
 

soft bulky dressing

Solar total shoulder system
 
split in line with its fibers
 
standard offset

stem
 
sterile gauze dressing
 
Steri-Strips

Stryker

Stryker Constavac drain

Stryker interference screws

Stryker nail

Stryker pain pump catheter

Stryker scope

Stryker wedge screw
 
subacromial space
 
subcapital fracture of femur

subtalar
 
sugar-tong splint
 
superficial fascia

suprapatellar pouch

sutures were tagged

syndesmosis

Synergy HA stem

synostosis

Synthes
 
T-capsulotomy
 
T-handle chuck

tension band fixation

T-handle

thigh-high tourniquet

thumb spica

tibial cutting jig

tibial keel

tibial plafond / tibial plafond fracture

tibial spine

tibial tubercle
 
tissue ablation device

titanium semitubular plate
 
T-type incision

tourniquet

TransFix guide

trial component

trial reduction

triceps-sparing approach

Trident acetabular shell

T-type incision

tuberosities
 
two-plane image intensification fluoroscopy

Ti-Cron suture

undyed Vicryl

unicortical locking screws

VAC drape

VAC sponge

valgus

varus

vascular clips

vastus

vastus lateralis

Verbrugge

VerSys stem
 
vertical mattress sutures

well-leg holder

whirlybird device
 
wound dehiscence

Zimmer

Z-type flap
 
 
Neurosurgery Procedure Terms for Medical Transcriptionists:

 
adequate bony purchase
 
AM-35 drill bit
 
AMA dissecting tool
 
Atlantis locking cervical plate
 
autologous bone graft
 
BMP sponge
 
bone morphogenic protein-soaked sponge
 
bur hole
 
cancellous bone screws
 
Cavitron Ultrasonic aspirator
 
CD Horizon system
 
collagen sponge
 
cortical cornerstone allograft
 
cross-links
 
Custom contoured titanium rods
 
domino connector screws
 
doughnut headrest
 
fibrillar collagen
 
FloSeal
 
frameless stereotaxy
 
Gliadel chemotherapeutic wafers
 
handheld Cloward retractor
 
Infuse bone morphogenic protein
 
iodine-impregnated adhesive sheet
 
Kerrison punches
 
Kitner dissectors
 
Kittner and Peanut sponges
 
legend screws
 
Ligaclips
 
Mayfield three-pin headholder
 
Midas Rex drill
 
morcellized
 
MRI stealth scan
 
packed with Osteofil
 
pituitary microbiopsy forceps
 
posts were drilled
 
post-holes were waxed
 
posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
 
pulse jet irrigator
 
Rainbow retractors
 
Raney clips
 
rostrally
 
self-retaining Gelpi retractors
 
somatosensory evoked potential monitoring
 
strut graft arthrodesis
 
Synthes cranial plate
 
Tisseel
 
titanium strut graft
 
top loading nuts
 
top-loading connectors
 
Williams frame table





 
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