Rotator Cuff Repair Case Study Answers

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Rotator Cuff Repair Jordan Lowe Jordan Lowe Bill Hammer Case study Working Draft October 20, 2017 Rotator Cuff Repair A “Rotator Cuff” is a group of muscles that holds the head of the humerus in its socket, these muscles are the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, and Subscapularis. The supraspinatus muscle is in charge of abduction, or lifting the arms from your side to above your head, the infraspinatus and teres minor are for exorotation, lastly the subscapularis is used for endorotation. The need for a Rotator Cuff repair is when the muscle group is partially or completely torn. The surgery in the simplest form is reconnecting the torn muscles back to the head of the humerus. Etiology, cause, and prevention The cause of Matt’s rotator cuff injury was from being a collegiate baseball pitcher. The repetitive movement of his arm going above his head at that speed lead to the tear. Since he was a young boy Matt had a love for…show more content…
The sharps (suture, hypodermic needles, knife blades, bovie tips, ect.) are collected and all thrown away into a sharps bin that is located in the OR. The mayo stand, ring stand, and back table are inverted to cover the area that had instruments or the patient’s body fluids on it and thrown away in a trash can. Once the sterile supplies are all removed off of the OR furniture they are wiped down with antimicrobial wipes (Oxivir.) Linen is collected into a specific bag designated for linen and is taken along with the garbage and dirty case cart to the dirty room. The linen and garbage is thrown into a designated area where they are eventually sent downstairs on the elevator to be discarded. The case cart is then also sent down the elevator to SPD (Sterile Processing Department) to be reprocessed to be used

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