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A little help with this pathophysiology

  1. 0 This week my patient had a pathologic fracuture operated on. The chart just said Rt femoral nailing with synthes AMA GA. My instructor didn't even know what synthes means and I can't find anything online about that procedure. All I'm finding is techniques used under very long articles. Does anybody know what I could type in to help me find a better patho? Or what synthes AMA GA means?
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  3. Visit  David.Nelson profile page
    #1 1
    I believe the doctor is referring to the type of nail used


    http://www.synthes.com/MediaBin/US%2...econJ7611A.pdf
  4. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
    #2 1
    Synthes is a company that makes medical appliances, specifically for skeletal fixation. This probably refers to the fixation device implanted.

    http://www.synthes.com/Pages/default.aspx
  5. Visit  mlauren profile page
    #3 0
    Thank you! You guys are the bomb!
  6. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #4 0
    moved to nursing student assistance
  7. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    #5 0
    If you had access to the patient chart, you would have found the OR circulating nurse note with information on the patient, procedure, and hardware installed. This would have been your clue. Nursing happens in many places, not just on the floors.

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