Browsing articles from "May, 2013"

CORE – Clinical Orthopedic Exam

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Android Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Lower, Reference, Residents, Spine, Sports, Students, Top, Upper  // 
Overall: 4+
Functionality: 4+
Coolness: 4+

 

CORE has set the standard for a clinical exam app.  Divided by body part, body region, alphabetical, favorites, or search – the app contains a database of over 400 clinical tests which includes a purpose, instructions, video demo, and test properties.   The most striking feature of this app, in addition to the vast collection of tests and videos, is actually the “properties” tab.  For every test, data is presented regarding the sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratio, accuracy and other relevant statistical tests based on primary literature references.  These lists are incredibly complete.  For example, the hip impingement test lists 10 primary sources with their respective sensitivities and specificities using the impingement test to detect labral tears.  In addition, by selecting the primary references the user is directed to the full literature source with the abstract text.  This is a feature that I have not seen replicated by any other orthopaedic reference.  The videos can either be downloaded to the app or a link to YouTube can be emailed/shared with colleagues.  Tests can be marked as a “favorite” and quickly reviewed at a later time.  Unfortunately, the search feature was not ideal.  When I searched “grind” there were “no results” but when I searched “Apley” I was provided with Apley’s Grind Test.  This app seems ideal for a medical student with an interest in musculoskeletal medicine (PM&R, sports medicine, or orthopaedic surgery) or a junior resident in any of these fields.  Overall, a very complete and useful app for trainees.

 

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OrthoMind

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Business, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, News, Residents, Top  // 

Mobile access to OrthoMind.com, professional management for orthopaedic surgeons.

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 3

The orthopaedic practice management site www.OrthoMind.com has released an app for mobile access to posts and messages.  The app replicates many of the most popular features of the website: Clinical Posts, Business Posts, and Messages.  This includes the ability to post new messages with photos included.  The posts are viewed in the standard fashion, and I experienced no delays accessing content or viewing comments.  This is a perfect adjunct to the website for registered users.

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Orthopaedics Today Europe

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Business, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Journals/Books, News, Residents  // 

Mobile access to the Orthopaedics Today Europe magazine.

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 3

This app is a very good mobile version of the Orthopaedics Today Europe magazine.  The app includes full access to new and old issues, including options to download the document to the device or view online.  There are nice features such as a robust search option, as well as ways to share the content via email.  Overall, a very good mobile adaptation of a useful magazine.

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AAOS Musculoskeletal Exam – Shoulder

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Reference, Residents, Sports, Under $10, Upper  // 

Simple app to learn shoulder exam and special tests

Overall: 3
Functionality: 3
Coolness: 2

I commend the AAOS’ effort to create mobile educational material for students and trainees, the first of which is this simple app for learning the shoulder exam and special tests.  This app has a very simple structural layout in list form that presents the shoulder exam: inspection, muscles, range of motion, and special tests.  Each part of the exam includes a description, instructions and video.  The special tests include information about specificity and sensitivity and include a short reference list.  However, despite the useful information presented here, the app is bare and lacks much depth.  The user interface is unfortunately too simple, and the overall content includes only 30 total exam maneuvers.  At a cost of $9, this is quite a high price considering other apps that include more information and detail at a better value.  I hope that this app will be expanded upon and improved in future versions.

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Wrist Repair

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Clinical, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Patients, Upper  // 

3D animated distal radius fracture fixation

Overall: 3
Functionality: 1
Coolness: 4

This simple app appears to be a patient education tool by demonstrating the general steps for distal radius open reduction and internal fixation.  The app consists entirely of a single annotated 3D animation that allows the user to adjust the camera angle (zoom, pan, rotation) while demonstrating the steps for distal radius fixation.  Video includes annotated descriptions of the steps as well as multiple viewing options: surgeon view, bones only, xray view, and annotation (drawing tools).  Overall a very simple app that may be educational for patients.

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British Orthopaedic Association

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Business, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPhone Apps, Patients  // 

Simple app to learn shoulder exam and special tests

Overall: 3+
Functionality: 3+
Coolness: 2

I commend the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) for creating a mobile app for patient and surgeon education.  The app includes modules such as news, multimedia, membership information, publications, events, etc. The app is easy to navigate and includes a somewhat eclectic collection of resources for surgeons.  This app may be moderately useful for members of the BOA.

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Coastal Orthopaedics

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Business, Free, General Ortho, iPhone Apps, Patients  // 

A practice app for Coastal Orthopaedics in Florida.

Overall: 3
Functionality: 3+
Coolness: 2

A practice app for an orthopaedic group in Florida.  This app is one of the more complete practice apps available, and includes information about the building and facilities, preparation for exams and imaging tests, physician directory with bios, location information, and the ability to make an appointment.  A very good clinical practice app.

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