Category: Case Studies (Page 2)
Case Study: Trochleoplasty to Treat Recurrent Patellar Dislocation
For those patients with recurrent dislocation of the kneecap caused by an anatomical abnormality, UVA orthopedic surgeon David Diduch, MD, offers a potential long-term solution. Read a case study and watch a video of the procedure to learn more about trochleoplasty.
A Case Study for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer
A case study that highlights the benefits of having not only a skilled team of colorectal surgeons, but also an army of experienced providers from multiple disciplines collaborating to deliver advanced care to one very challenging patient.
Case Study: Liver Transplant to Treat Rare Cancer
Read a case study about the collaborative, comprehensive care provided to Leslie Waller, who was diagnosed with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEH).
For Active Patients, Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery May Shorten Recovery
Read a case study that reveals the types of patients who may benefit most from the anterior approach.
Creating Thumbs Using Index Pollicization
Get a closer look at the rare and challenging condition of thumb aplasia and the advanced procedure used by congenital hand specialist Bobby Chhabra, MD, to give one local boy strength and functionality.
Implementing a New Standard of Stroke Care
Based on results from three recent studies, endovascular thrombectomy is becoming the standard of care for select ischemic stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion. Find out how UVA is responding to these new recommendations.
A Less Invasive Surgical Option for Mouth and Throat Cancers
Transoral robotic surgery allows surgeons to operate through the mouth rather than splitting the jawbone.
The Merits of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Performed using a smaller incision to access the heart rather than a standard sternotomy approach, mini valve surgeries result in shorter recovery times and less scarring.
More Viable Lungs, More Transplant Success Stories
With an NIH grant, UVA researchers are striving to make more donor lungs viable for transplant. One case study reveals how organ availability and team expertise helped save the life of a patient with cystic fibrosis.