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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433451/prospective-randomized-study-comparing-two-cephalomedullary-nails-for-elderly-intertrochanteric-fractures-zimmer-natural-nail-versus-proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-ii
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Young-Soo Shin, Jin-Eon Chae, Tae-Wook Kang, Seung-Beom Han
OBJECTIVES: Although both clinical and biomechanical studies suggest that cephalomedullary implants have a mechanical advantage over extramedullary implants, a high rate of complications or implant failure remains in elderly patients with osteoporosis. In an attempt to address some of these challenges, new implants with improved designs named proximal femoral nail antirotation II (PFNA II) and Zimmer natural nail (ZNN) were developed for elderly patients. Although the PFNA II reportedly has good clinical outcomes, it is unclear which implant achieves better safety and efficacy for treating intertrochanteric hip fractures...
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433450/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-concomitant-ipsilateral-extra-capsular-and-intra-capsular-fractures-of-the-proximal-femur-are-they-casual-findings-or-an-undervalued-reality
#2
Miquel Videla-Cés, José-Miguel Sales-Pérez, Joan Girós-Torres, Rubén Sánchez-Navés, Sebastián Videla
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the proximal femur constitute a major public health problem, with an annual incidence in Spain of 7.6 cases per 1000 inhabitants over 65 years of age. Hip fractures are frequent in elderly patients, related to osteoporosis and with low energy trauma, which means that they can be considered a geriatric syndrome. Simultaneous ipsilateral extra- and intra-articular hip fractures are considered as very rare are, and generally speaking, classified as extra- or intra-capsular fractures...
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431819/denosumab-in-bone-marrow-oedema-syndrome
#3
LETTER
Lars Grøvle, Anne Julsrud Haugen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431818/the-comparison-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-and-radiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-tibia-and-fibula-fractures
#4
Nalan Kozaci, Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, Mustafa Avci, Sadullah Turhan, Eda Donertas, Ahmet Celik, Ertan Ararat, Emrah Akgun
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the efficacy of Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) with radiography in the diagnosis of tibia fracture (TF) and fibula fracture (FF), and determation of fracture characteristics. METHODS: Patients aged 5-55 years who were admitted to ED due to low-energy, simple extremity trauma, who had a suspected TF and FF on physical examination were included in this prospective study. One physician performed POCUS examination. Other physician evaluated the radiography images...
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427717/factors-affecting-mortality-in-older-trauma-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
LETTER
Ding Xu, Lu-Xu Yin, Peng Luo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420541/stability-of-lisfranc-injury-fixation-in-thiel-cadavers-is-routine-fixation-of-the-1st-and-3rd-tarsometatarsal-joint-necessary
#6
Alistair I W Mayne, Robert Lawton, Stephen Dalgleish, Fraser Harrold, George Chami
BACKGROUND: There is debate as to whether a home run screw (medial cuneiform to 2nd metatarsal base) combined with k-wire fixation of the 4th & 5th tarsometatarsal joints is sufficient to stabilise Lisfranc injuries or if fixation of the 1st and 3rd tarsometatarsal joints is also required. Unlike the 2nd, 4th and 5th tarsometatarsal joints, stabilisation of the 1st and 3rd requires either intra-articular screw or an extra-articular plate which risk causing chondrolysis and/or osteoarthritis...
April 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420542/improving-prehospital-trauma-care-in-rwanda-through-continuous-quality-improvement-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
#7
John W Scott, Jeanne D'Arc Nyinawankusi, Samuel Enumah, Rebecca Maine, Eric Uwitonze, Yihan Hu, Ignace Kabagema, Jean Claude Byiringiro, Robert Riviello, Sudha Jayaraman
INTRODUCTION: Injury is a major cause of premature death and disability in East Africa, and high-quality pre-hospital care is essential for optimal trauma outcomes. The Rwandan pre-hospital emergency care service (SAMU) uses an electronic database to evaluate and optimize pre-hospital care through a continuous quality improvement programme (CQIP), beginning March 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SAMU database was used to assess pre-hospital quality metrics including supplementary oxygen for hypoxia (O2), intravenous fluids for hypotension (IVF), cervical collar placement for head injuries (c-collar), and either splinting (splint) or administration of pain medications (pain) for long bone fractures...
April 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408082/injury-factors-associated-with-discharge-status-from-emergency-room-at-two-major-trauma-hospitals-in-the-gambia-africa
#8
REVIEW
Edrisa Sanyang, Corinne Peek-Asa, Paul Bass, Tracy L Young, Abubacarr Jagne, Baba Njie
INTRODUCTION: Injuries are the leading cause of disability across all ages and gender. In this study, we identified predictors of discharge status and disability at discharge among patients who seek emergency room treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in two major trauma hospitals in urban Gambia. 1905 patients participated in the study. 74.9% were males, and 25.1% were females. The study includes injured patients from all mechanisms. However, patients' records without age, gender, injury mechanism, and deposition from the emergency room were considered incomplete and excluded...
April 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410753/retrospective-review-of-patients-with-atypical-bisphosphonate-related-proximal-femoral-fractures
#9
H K Phillips, S J Harrison, H Akrawi, S A Sidhom
INTRODUCTION: Patients may be at an increased risk of atypical proximal femoral fractures with prolonged bisphosphonate use. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of patients who sustained a subtrochanteric fracture of the femur in our department between April 2009 and March 2014. The radiographs were reviewed for features of atypical femoral fractures as described by the American Society of Bone Mineral Research. RESULTS: 185 patients were coded according to the National Hip Fracture Database as having sustained a subtrochanteric fracture of the femur...
April 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408083/masquelet-technique-versus-ilizarov-bone-transport-for-reconstruction-of-lower-extremity-bone-defects-following-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis
#10
Kai Tong, Ziyi Zhong, Yulan Peng, Chuangxin Lin, Shenglu Cao, YunPing Yang, Gang Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the effectiveness of Masquelet technique versus Ilizarov bone transport in the treatment of lower extremity bone defects following posttraumatic osteomyelitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 39 patients who had been treated at our department for lower extremity bone defects following posttraumatic osteomyelitis. They were 30 males and 9 females with a mean age of 39.18 (range, 12-63 years). The infected bone defects involved 26 tibias and 13 femurs...
April 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416153/a-critical-review-of-patient-safety-indicators-attributed-to-trauma-surgeons
#11
Nicole Fox, Rebecca Willcutt, Adrienne Elberfeld, John Porter, Anthony J Mazzarelli
BACKGROUND: The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed patient safety indicators (PSIs) to identify events with a high likelihood of representing medical error. The purpose of this study was to validate PSIs attributed to trauma surgeons and compare validated PSIs to performance improvement (PI) and morbidity and mortality (M&M) data. We hypothesized that PSIs are not an indicator of quality of care in trauma. METHODS: PSI's attributed to trauma surgeons (n=9) at our institution were reviewed (Jan-Dec 2015)...
April 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410754/finite-element-analysis-of-the-influence-of-anterior-talofibular-ligament-injury-on-hook-test-results
#12
Lin Zhou, Yongxin Lin, Xu Zhai, Bata Wang, Jiaming Lin
AIM: To determine whether the anterior talofibular ligament injury will influence the Hook test result. METHOD: A three-dimensional model of the ankle was established based on CT scan of a healthy volunteer and ligament attachment through references; Four groups (A-D) of operating conditions were set up. In group A, the anterior and posterior ligaments of the inferior tibiofibular joint were cut off and the anterior talofibular ligament was kept intact; in group B, all the anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligaments and the anterior talofibular ligament were cut off; in group C, the medial and lateral ligaments of the ankle joint and the inferior tibiofibular ligament were kept intact; in group D, only the talofibular ligament was cut off and other ligaments were kept intact...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392074/associations-of-timing-of-surgery-with-postoperative-length-of-stay-complications-and-functional-outcomes-3-6-years-after-operative-fixation-of-closed-ankle-fractures
#13
M G Naumann, U Sigurdsen, S E Utvåg, K Stavem
AIMS: To evaluate the associations of timing of surgery with postoperative length of stay (LOS), complications, and functional outcomes 3-6 years after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in closed ankle fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Historical cohort study by chart review of 1011 patients for postoperative LOS and complications; 959 individuals were invited to participate in a postal survey with functional outcomes questionnaires. Complications were classified as perioperative, early, or late...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392073/combined-multi-lobed-flaps-a-series-of-39-extensive-hand-and-multi-digit-injuries-one-staged-reconstructions-using-modified-designs-of-alt-dpa-and-chimeric-linking-flaps
#14
Liang Tang, Georgios Pafitanis, Peng Yang, Zan Li, Ming Jia, Isao Koshima, Dajiang Song, Zhenglin Chi
INTRODUCTION: The use of multiple small flaps linked in a "chain-linked" flap microanastomosed chimeric system is recommended in distal hand and digital defects reconstruction. The aim of this study is to demonstrates our experience utilizing microsurgical fabrication, multi-lobed and linking combined flaps for the reconstruction of hand degloving injuries with complex multidigit soft tissue defects. METHODS: Microanastomosed chimeric flap systems using ALT and DPA modified designed flaps were combined in five selections to cover extensive soft tissue defects involving the hands and multiple digits of 39 patients (M:F - 36:3) from October 2009 to February 2013...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381356/blocking-screws-for-alignment-control-in-intramedullary-limb-lengthening
#15
Julian Fürmetz, Stefan Bösl, James Schilling, Florian Wolf, Nikolaus Degen, Peter H Thaller
Simultaneous deformity correction in the frontal and sagittal plane becomes more and more an important part of intramedullary lengthening to avoid further operative procedures. Such as in fracture treatment blocking screws can be used for alignment control if osteotomy is performed in the metaphyseal bone. 31 intramedullary lengthening procedures between 2009 and 2011 were retrospectively analysed for precision of simultaneous deformity correction. The average planned correction to the HKA was 2.4° (0.1°-8...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377262/evaluation-of-malrotation-following-intramedullary-nailing-in-a-femoral-shaft-fracture-model-can-a-3d-c-arm-improve-accuracy
#16
Austin J Ramme, Jonathan Egol, Gregory Chang, Roy I Davidovitch, Sanjit Konda
INTRODUCTION: Difficulty determining anatomic rotation following intramedullary (IM) nailing of the femur continues to be problematic for surgeons. Clinical exam and fluoroscopic imaging of the hip and knee have been used to estimate femoral version, but are inaccurate. We hypothesize that 3D c-arm imaging can be used to accurately measure femoral version following IM nailing of femur fractures to prevent rotational malreduction. METHODS: A midshaft osteotomy was created in a femur Sawbone to simulate a transverse diaphyseal fracture...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392075/pre-hospital-thoracotomy-and-the-evolution-of-pre-hospital-critical-care-for-victims-of-trauma
#17
EDITORIAL
D J Lockey, K Brohi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390686/do-columns-or-sagittal-displacement-matter-in-the-assessment-and-management-of-lisfranc-fracture-dislocation-an-alternate-approach-to-classification-of-the-lisfranc-injury
#18
Simon C Lau, Catherine Guest, Marucs Hall, Mark Tacey, Samuel Joseph, Andrew Oppy
AIM: The classification of a Lisfranc injury has conventionally been based around Myerson's system. The aims of this study were to review whether a novel classification system based on sagittal displacement of the tarsometatarsal joint and breadth of injury as determined by a columnar theory was associated with functional outcomes and thus had a greater utility. PATIENTS: We retrospectively reviewed 54 Lisfranc injuries with a minimum follow up of two years at our Level One Trauma Centre...
March 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390685/plate-fixation-for-letenneur-type-i-hoffa-fracture-a-biomechanical-study
#19
Hui Sun, Qi-Fang He, Yi-Gang Huang, Jian-Feng Pan, Cong-Feng Luo, Yi-Min Chai
BACKGROUND: A coronal fracture of the posterior femoral condyle, also known as a Hoffa fracture, is an unusual injury, and there are only a handful of case reports or series exploring it. The optimal fixation method of these intraarticular fractures remains controversial; improper or unstable fixation usually lead to an unsatisfactory prognosis. The use of posterior-anterior or reversed lag screw fixation is still a popular method. Additional buttress plating is also recommended for fixation of these difficult fractures...
March 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377264/balconing-an-alcohol-induced-craze-that-injures-tourists-characterization-of-the-phenomenon
#20
Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Cristina Pineño-Flores, Jose María García-Pérez, Patricia Jiménez-Morillas, Rafael Morales-Soriano, Xavier González-Argente
BACKGROUND: Balconing is the term that has been given to consciously jumping into a swimming pool from a balcony or falling from height while climbing from one balcony to another in hotels during holidays METHOD: A 5 years retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary referral centre for severe trauma in the Balearic Islands, where balconing is endemic. Demographic data such as age, sex, nationality, personal records, alcohol or drug consumption, height of the fall and season of the year were collected...
March 28, 2017: Injury
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