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Muller AO Classification of fractures-Long Bones

AO/OTA Classification app    

Overall: 2
Functionality: 2
Coolness: 3

AO trauma has developed an app that reviews the Muller classification of long bone fractures. This app is a thorough review of the Muller classification that is traditionally used by the AO and OTA. The app has a nice feature that allows takes the user through a step-by-step guide with photos to help you identify and classify the fracture pattern you may be dealing with. Once you have identified the fracture classification you then get to see the x-ray of the particular fracture pattern. While this tool may be used to help residents/ancillary staff and Emergency Room physicians to communicate with orthopaedic surgeons this tool is not practical to the everyday orthopaedic surgeon. Overall, an easy to use app that is not that useful for everyday practice.

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Orthokeys

Overall: 3
Functionality: 3
Coolness: 3

Orthokeys is an innovative orthopaedic app with a variety of tools ranging from  a thorough library of fracture classifications, a templating program based on known  classification patterns and a note section that allows you to share cases with others. The most impressive feature of the app is a clever photo tool that allows you to template fracture patterns using the injury classification library and layer it on top of the xray all on your iPhone or iPad. I applaud the developer for including both pediatric and adult fracture patterns making this one of the few apps to include pediatric fracture classification. However once you have templated the fracture pattern you are not able to template implants to help assess which size hardware you may need. Additional tools include an online Orthopaedic browser that does not have strong search capability and a surgical implant directory that lacks much needed information. Overall, this app has many useful features which could be more thorough and integrated better with the rest of the app.

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