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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157842/femoral-intertrochanteric-nail-fitn-a-new-short-version-design-with-an-anterior-curvature-and-a-geometric-match-study-using-post-operative-radiographs
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Shi-Min Chang, Sun-Jun Hu, Zhuo Ma, Shou-Chao Du, Ying-Qi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Femoral intertrochanteric fractures are usually fixed with short, straight cephalomedullary nails. However, mismatches between the nail and the femur frequently occur, such as tip impingement and tail protrusion. The authors designed a new type of short femoral intertrochanteric nail (fitn) with an anterior curvature (length=19.5cm, r=120cm) and herein report the geometric match study for the first of 50 cases. METHODS: A prospective case series of 50 geriatric patients suffering from unstable intertrochanteric fractures (AO/OTA 31 A2/3) were treated...
November 17, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157841/acute-management-of-high-energy-lisfranc-injuries-a-simple-approach
#2
Dolfi Herscovici, Julia M Scaduto
INTRODUCTION: The aims of this study were to (1) describe the use of the K-wire for the initial management of high-energy Lisfranc dislocations or fracture dislocations, (2) to evaluate whether this standalone technique allowed for adequate reduction of these injuries, (3) to evaluate whether reductions were maintained until definitive fixation was performed, (4) and to determine if it contributed to any increase in complications prior to or after definitive fixation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on all patients who presented with tarsometatarsal injuries from January 2005 through June 2015...
November 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153450/is-external-fixation-needed-for-the-treatment-of-tibial-fractures-with-acute-compartment-syndrome
#3
Tae Hun Kim, Jun Young Chung, Keun Su Kim, Hyung Keun Song
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) after tibial fracture carries a risk of various complications, including infection, delayed union, nonunion, nerve damage, and poor prognosis. For the treatment of fractures with ACS, fasciotomy is conducted, and the method to stabilise the fracture has to be considered. Thirty-five patients who underwent surgery for ACS with tibial shaft fractures were evaluated, and the results of initial internal fixation (Group I, 20 patients) and initial external fixation (Group II, 15 patients) were analysed...
November 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157843/predictors-of-osteoarthritis-following-operative-treatment-of-medial-tibial-plateau-fractures
#4
Markus Parkkinen, Jan Lindahl, Tatu J Mäkinen, Seppo K Koskinen, Antti Mustonen, Rami Madanat
PURPOSE: To determine factors influencing the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA) following medial tibial plateau fractures and to evaluate concomitant injuries associated with these fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chart review of patients with operatively treated medial tibial plateau fractures admitted to our Level I trauma centre from 2002 to 2008 was performed. Of 63 patients, 41 participated in a clinical and radiographic examination. The mean age was 47 years (range 16-78) and the mean follow-up time was 7...
November 14, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153449/the-changing-epidemiology-of-open-fractures-in-vehicle-occupants-pedestrians-motorcyclists-and-cyclists
#5
Dennis Winkler, Stuart T Goudie, Charles M Court-Brown
AIMS: To investigate the changing epidemiology of open fractures in vehicle occupants, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on all non-spinal open fractures admitted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after a road traffic accident between 1988 and 2010 were collected and analysed to provide information about the changing epidemiology in different patient groups. Demographic information was collected on all patients with the severity of injury being analysed with the Injury Severity Score (ISS), Musculoskeletal Index (MSI) and the number of open fractures...
November 14, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150315/surgical-options-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-complicated-with-spinal-deformity-and-neurologic-deficit
#6
Kalliopi Alpantaki, Michael Dohm, Panagiotis Korovessis, Alexander G Hadjipavlou
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes surgical options for Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) with acute flexible or chronic rigid kyphosis, and pseudarthrosis complicated with pain and neurologic deficit. METHODS: This study has two components. a) A prospective clinical study of surgical treatment of 31 patients (age: 69±11 years) with either acute flexible or progressive pseudarthrotic kyphosis manifested with severe pain or neurological deficit between 2010 and 2014...
November 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153382/a-pilot-study-alternative-biomaterials-in-critical-sized-bone-defect-treatment
#7
Magdalena Tarchala, Victor Engel, Jake Barralet, Edward J Harvey
BACKGROUND: Critical-sized bone defects are a significant challenge with limited effective reconstructive options. The Masquelet Technique (MT) offers a solution to help restore form and function. Although this technique has produced promising results; a clear mechanism has not been determined. Theories include that the induced membrane has osteogenic potential or the membrane acts as a physical barrier to prevent fibrous tissue ingrowth. We hypothesize the induced membrane acts primarily as a physical barrier and that a synthetic non-biological membrane will allow a comparable amount of bone volume in the defect site...
November 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146004/comments-on-increased-risk-for-complications-following-removal-of-hardware-in-patients-with-liver-disease-pilon-or-pelvic-fractures-a-regression-analysis
#8
LETTER
Saeid Safiri, Erfan Ayubi, Kamyar Mansori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137701/the-correlation-between-atls-and-junior-doctors-anatomical-knowledge-of-central-venous-catheter-insertion-at-a-major-trauma-service-in-south-africa
#9
V Y Kong, J J Odendaal, R Weale, M Liu, C M Keene, B Sartorius, D L Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To review the ability of junior doctors (JDs) in identifying the correct anatomical site for central venous catheterization (CVC) and whether prior Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training influences this. DESIGN: We performed a prospective, observational study using a structured survey and asked a group of JDs (postgraduate year 1 [PGY1] or year 2 [PGY2]) to indicate on a photograph the exact site for CVC insertion via the internal jugular (IJV) and the subclavian (SCV) approach...
November 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126602/the-potential-of-blended-learning-in-education-and-training-for-advanced-civilian-and-military-trauma-care
#10
Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
INTRODUCTION: In the field of advanced care of the complex trauma patient, there is an emerging need for focused education and training. However, several hospitals do not support further education and training in this field, and the challenge of releasing time for physicians and nurses is well-known. Educational strategies using blended learning, which combines traditional classroom methods with modern computer-assisted methods and media, have not yet been widely used. This study analysed the educational challenges and areas for improvement, according to senior physicians and nurses, and investigated the potential use of blended learning...
November 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122280/the-psychological-impact-of-external-fixation-using-the-ilizarov-or-orthofix-lrs-method-to-treat-tibial-osteomyelitis-with-a-bone-defect
#11
Alimujiang Abulaiti, Yilizati Yilihamu, Tayierjiang Yasheng, Yamuhanmode Alike, Aihemaitijiang Yusufu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychological impact of external fixation for a tibial bone defect due to osteomyelitis, and to compare the Orthofix limb reconstruction system (LRS) with the Ilizarov external fixator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SCL-90-R questionnaire was administered at four different time points (before surgery, while patients wore the external fixation device, when the device was removed, and two to three months after). The scores at the four time points were compared, as were the two different methods of external fixation (Orthofix LRS vs...
November 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122281/good-functional-outcome-in-patients-suffering-fragility-fractures-of-the-pelvis-treated-with-percutaneous-screw-stabilisation-assessment-of-complications-and-factors-influencing-failure
#12
Henrik Eckardt, Alexander Egger, Rebecca Maria Hasler, Christoph J Zech, Werner Vach, Norbert Suhm, Mario Morgenstern, Franziska Saxer
BACKGROUND: Low energy pelvic ring fractures in the elderly have traditionally been treated conservatively, a treatment with potential long-term complications and loss of self-independence. Percutaneous screw stabilisation of the posterior pelvic ring is a new treatment modality that enables immediate mobilisation. The aim of this study was to assess the functional outcome after sacroiliac stabilisation in the elderly. METHODS: All elderly patients with a surgically stabilised low energy pelvic fracture between 2010 and 2015 were included...
November 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153451/a-novel-minimally-invasive-surgery-combined-with-early-exercise-therapy-promoting-tendon-regeneration-in-the-treatment-of-spontaneous-achilles-tendon-rupture
#13
Amuding Aisaiding, Jianping Wang, Rouziwanguli Maimaiti, Ayidaer Jialihasia, Rakimbaiev Aibek, Bayixiati Qianman, Nuerai Shawutali, Aynaz Badelhan, Wulan Bahetiya, Aliya Kubai, Mailamuguli Kelamu, Yeermike Nuerdoula, Elihaer Makemutibieke, Yerzat Bakyt, Jianati Wuerliebieke, Jiasharete Jielile
OBJECTIVE: Acute closed spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture often occurs in elderly individuals and is usually accompanied with many complications. Conventional surgical approaches to remove the tendon lesions and enthesophytes are highly traumatic and cause complications. In this study, a previously established minimally invasive surgical approach was modified and combined with a Kazakh exercise therapy to reduce trauma, improve wound healing, and promote tendon regeneration in the management of acute closed spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108791/improvement-of-blood-loss-volume-estimation-by-paramedics-using-a-pictorial-nomogram-a-developmental-study
#14
Chun Yu Yeung, Wai Wa Yim, Suet Yi Chan, Ronson Sze Long Lo, Ling Yan Leung, Kevin Kei Ching Hung, Colin A Graham
INTRODUCTION: To propose and evaluate a nomogram to assist paramedics to visually estimate the external blood loss on a non-absorbent surface and to identify whether the nomogram improves visual estimation. METHODS: The study was a prospective, paired-control design (pre-training control group & post-training group), utilizing Emergency Medical Assistant (EMA) I and II trainees from the Hong Kong Fire Services Ambulance Command Training School. A nomogram (blood loss volume to area on a non-absorbent surface) was prepared to aid blood loss estimation...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102371/are-factor-xa-inhibitors-effective-thromboprophylaxis-following-hip-fracture-surgery-a-large-national-database-study
#15
Sean T Campbell, Abiram Bala, Sam Y Jiang, Michael J Gardner, Julius A Bishop
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Factor Xa inhibitors (XaI) for thromboprophylaxis following hip fracture surgery in a large cohort of patients, and compare XaI against warfarin and enoxaparin. METHODS: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery from 2007 to 2015 were identified in a large claims database. Patients prescribed warfarin, XaI, or enoxaparin within 2 weeks of surgery were identified and grouped into cohorts...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102370/characteristics-of-postoperative-weight-bearing-and-management-protocols-for-tibial-plateau-fractures-findings-from-a-scoping-review
#16
REVIEW
John B Arnold, Chen Gang Tu, Tri M Phan, Mark Rickman, Viju Daniel Varghese, Dominic Thewlis, Lucian B Solomon
OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe the characteristics of existing practices for postoperative weight bearing and management of tibial plateau fractures (TPFs), identify gaps in the literature, and inform the design of future research. METHODS: Seven electronic databases and clinical trial registers were searched from inception until November 17th 2016. Studies were included if they reported on the surgical management of TPFs, had a mean follow-up time of ≥1year and provided data on postoperative management protocols...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100662/management-of-partial-fingertip-amputation-in-adults-operative-and-non-operative-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Kunal Sindhu, Steven F DeFroda, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A Gil
BACKGROUND: Hand and finger injuries account for approximately 4.8 million visits to emergency departments each year. These injuries can cause a great deal of distress for both patients and providers and are often initially encountered in urgent care clinics, community hospitals, and level one trauma centers. Tip amputation injuries vary widely in mechanism, ranging from sharp lacerations to crush injuries that present with varying degrees of contamination. The severity of damage to soft tissue, bone, arteries and nerves is dependent upon the mechanism and guides treatment decision-making...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096926/using-temporal-bone-computed-tomography-to-predict-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-otic-capsule-sparing-temporal-bone-fracture
#18
Seog Kyun Mun, Kyung Hyun Oh, Young Ho Hong, Hyun Jin Min, Kyung Soo Kim, Sei Young Lee, Hoon Shik Yang, Mun Young Chang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of otic capsule-sparing (OCS) length for the prediction of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in patients with OCS temporal bone fracture. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with OCS temporal bone fracture were enrolled, and their temporal bone computed tomography (TBCT), audiogram, and medical records were reviewed. The TBCT measured the shortest length between the otic capsule and fracture line. This length was referred to as the OCS length and was used to predict SNHL...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096929/reinforcement-strategy-for-lateral-rafting-plate-fixation-in-posterolateral-column-fractures-of-the-tibial-plateau-the-magic-screw-technique
#19
Hui Sun, Yi Zhu, Qi-Fang He, Lin-Yuan Shu, Wei Zhang, Yi-Min Chai
BACKGROUND: A posterolateral column fracture of the tibial plateau (PLCF) is not uncommon, especially lateral and bicondylar tibial plateau fractures. Currently, there is no consensus on the methods of surgical treatment for PLCF, including the surgical approach or the fixation strategy. Though various posterior approaches have been explored and can allow posterior buttress plate fixation, the necessity of a posterior approach with fixation for PLCFs is increasingly questioned. Meanwhile, there is no literature to analyse the morphological features of PLCFs...
October 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096927/do-austere-surgical-units-belong-on-a-mature-battlefield-a-critique-of-the-evidence
#20
LETTER
Michael C Reade, Leonard B Brennan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: Injury
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