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Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29927793/validated-pediatric-functional-outcomes-of-all-epiphyseal-acl-reconstructions-does-reinjury-affect-outcomes
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Sheena C Ranade, Christian A Refakis, Aristides I Cruz, Kelly L Leddy, Lawrence Wells, John Todd Lawrence, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: Greater frequency and intensity level of sports participation may be contributing to an increasing incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in skeletally immature athletes. Prior studies have assessed the functional outcomes of physeal-respecting ACL reconstruction in this patient population based on adult functional outcomes scoring systems; however, there is only sparse literature evaluating functional outcomes of this specific patient population. This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate a cohort of pediatric patients who had undergone all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction (AEACLR) with a set of clinically validated, pediatric-specific patient-reported functional outcomes scores (PRFOS)...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29927792/foam-padding-in-postoperative-lower-extremity-casting-an-inexpensive-way-to-protect-patients
#2
Rajan R Murgai, Edward Compton, Akash R Patel, Deirdre Ryan, Robert M Kay
BACKGROUND: Although postoperative cast immobilization is routinely used in children, it is not without complications. Few studies have focused on interventions to decrease their frequency. The purpose of this study was to determine if foam padding in postoperative lower extremity casts decreased the rate of cast complications. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent lower extremity casting after elective surgery at a tertiary pediatric hospital from 2006 to 2013 was conducted...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917011/pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-of-the-knee-an-underappreciated-source-of-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
#3
Samuel Clifton Willimon, Michael T Busch, Crystal A Perkins
BACKGROUND: Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a benign proliferative synovial disorder most commonly described in adults. The purpose of this study is to describe the presentation and management of a large single-center series of pediatric patients with PVNS of the knee. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of consecutive pediatric patients treated for PVNS at a single institution from 2001 to 2016. Inclusion criteria were patients below 20 years of age with surgical treatment of histologically proven PVNS of the knee...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917010/measurement-reliability-in-pediatric-lateral-condyle-fractures-of-the-humerus
#4
Daniel C Bland, Andrew T Pennock, Vidyadhar V Upasani, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Lateral condyle fractures of the distal humerus are the second most common pediatric elbow fracture. A difference of 1 or 2 mm in fracture displacement measurement may change the operative or nonoperative management of a minimally displaced fracture. The goal of this study was to determine the interobserver and intraobserver agreement in the measurements of displacement of lateral condyle fractures of the humerus. METHODS: A retrospective radiographic review of 60 patients was performed by 3 reviewers...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917009/clubfoot-etiology-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-observational-and-randomized-trials
#5
Cynthia Chen, Neil Kaushal, David M Scher, Shevaun M Doyle, John S Blanco, Emily R Dodwell
BACKGROUND: Clubfoot is a common congenital anomaly with multiple potential risk factors. Identification of modifiable risk factors may minimize future incidence of clubfoot. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically review and analyze the best clinical evidence regarding risk factors associated with clubfoot. METHODS: Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases were systematically searched from 1967 to May 11, 2016 for studies reporting risk factors for clubfoot...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917008/mid-term-and-long-term-functional-and-radiographic-results-of-13-surgically-treated-adolescent-capitellum-fractures
#6
Tolga Onay, Seyit A Gümüştaş, Said E Baykan, Ahmet H Akgülle, Bülent Erol, Kaan S Irgit
BACKGROUND: Capitellum fractures are rare in adolescents, and information in literature is still limited. The purpose of this study was to report the mid-term and long-term functional and radiographic results of 13 surgically treated adolescent capitellum fractures in a level I trauma center. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients aged 10 to 16 years, who underwent surgery for a capitellum fracture and were followed up for at least 12 months. Fractures were classified according to the McKee modification of the Bryan and Morrey classification, and elbow arthritis was classified using the Broberg and Morrey system...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917007/changes-in-the-practice-of-pediatric-orthopaedic-surgeons-over-the-past-decade-analysis-of-the-database-of-the-american-board-of-orthopaedic-surgery
#7
Pooya Hosseinzadeh, Clarabelle A DeVries, Ena Nielsen, Lindsay A Andras, Megan Mignemi, Jeffrey R Sawyer, John M Flynn, Stephen A Albanese
BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in the number of the graduates of pediatric orthopaedic fellowship programs over the past decade creating the potential for increased competition in the field. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of increased number of pediatric orthopaedic fellowship graduates on case volume as well as the type of procedures performed by recent graduates of pediatric orthopaedic fellowship programs from 2004 to 2014. METHODS: Case logs submitted for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II examination by applicants with the self-declared subspecialty of pediatric orthopaedics from 2004 to 2014 were analyzed...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917006/docking-of-the-femoral-head-following-closed-reduction-for-ddh-does-it-really-occur
#8
Nakul S Talathi, Nancy A Chauvin, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that the femoral head can "dock" deeper into the acetabulum after initial closed reduction (CR) for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). The purpose of this study was to quantify the interval change in femoral head position between immediate postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and follow-up imaging at ~3 weeks. METHODS: A retrospective review of 29 patients (30 hips) who underwent CR and spica casting for DDH was conducted...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889773/spondylolisthesis-is-common-early-and-severe-in-loeys-dietz-syndrome
#9
David J Kirby, Harry C Dietz, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: We studied the prevalence and treatment outcomes of spondylolisthesis in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS). METHODS: Clinical data and lumbosacral imaging of 138 patients with LDS were reviewed. Spondylolisthesis (L4-L5 or L5-S1) and spondylolysis were characterized by multimodal imaging and correlated with clinical data. Treatments and outcomes were characterized for patients with spondylolisthesis. Associations were determined using the Fisher exact, Mann-Whitney, and Student t tests (α=0...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889772/idiopathic-early-onset-scoliosis-growing-rods-versus-vertically-expandable-prosthetic-titanium-ribs-at-5-year-follow-up
#10
Malick Bachabi, Anna McClung, Jeff B Pawelek, Ron El Hawary, George H Thompson, John T Smith, Michael G Vitale, Behrooz A Akbarnia, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: Distraction-based techniques allow spinal growth until skeletal maturity while preventing curve progression. METHODS: Two multicenter early-onset scoliosis databases were used to identify patients with idiopathic spine abnormalities treated with traditional growing rods (TGR) or vertically expandable titanium ribs (VEPTR). Patients underwent at least 4 lengthenings and had at least 5-year follow-up. Significance was set at P<0.05. RESULTS: In total, 50 patients treated with TGR and 22 treated with VEPTR were included...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889771/the-peritubercle-lucency-sign-is-a-common-and-early-radiographic-finding-in-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
#11
Daniel A Maranho, Patricia E Miller, Eduardo N Novais
BACKGROUND: A rotational mechanism of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in which the epiphyseal tubercle acts as a fulcrum has been recently described. However, there is limited radiographic evidence supporting this theory. We aimed to investigate whether a radiographic lucency around the epiphyseal tubercle (peritubercle lucency sign) could be observed before or at the diagnosis of a subsequent slip in patients initially presenting with unilateral SCFE. METHODS: We evaluated 70 patients with unilateral SCFE who were followed until a contralateral slip was diagnosed, and 180 patients with unilateral SCFE who had no contralateral slip until skeletal maturity between 2000 and 2017...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847463/open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-femoral-head-in-patients-with-sequelae-of-legg-calv%C3%A3-perthes-disease
#12
Joseph D Lamplot, Perry L Schoenecker, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Jeffery J Nepple, John C Clohisy
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is estimated to occur in 2% to 7% of patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD). Unstable osteochondral fragments secondary to LCPD may produce mechanical symptoms requiring surgical intervention. Reattachment of the fragment with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) may provide good clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study is to report short-term clinical and radiographic results of ORIF for the treatment of symptomatic osteochondral lesions resulting from LCPD...
May 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782394/optimal-treatment-of-osteofibrous-dysplasia-of-the-tibia
#13
Jong Woong Park, Cheol Lee, Ilkyu Han, Hwan-Seong Cho, Han-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Our study of a large patient group reports on the behavior and postoperative recurrence of osteofibrous dysplasia (OFD). METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 55 patients who were diagnosed with OFD of the tibia and showed typical features of this tumor. The patients' presentation, disease course, history of pathologic fracture, typical radiographic features, surgical treatment history, and surgical results were investigated. RESULTS: The longitudinal OFD lesion size peaks at a mean 13...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782395/pull-out-of-upper-thoracic-pedicle-screws-can-cause-spinal-canal-encroachment-in-growing-rod-treatment
#14
Senol Bekmez, Aykut Kocyigit, Zeynep Deniz Olgun, Mehmet Ayvaz, Halil Gokhan Demirkiran, Ergun Karaagaoglu, Muharrem Yazici
BACKGROUND: Proximal foundation failure is a common complication of growing rod (GR) treatment for early-onset scoliosis. Spinal canal encroachment due to pull-out of pedicle screw used as proximal foundation has been anecdotally reported in GR patients. The aim of this study is to report the prevalence of spinal canal encroachment of pedicle screws in GR treatment and determine risk factors using a single-center cohort. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were: (1) GR for early-onset scoliosis and (2) pull-out of at least 1 proximal anchor pedicle screw...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727409/how-much-will-my-child-s-operation-cost-availability-of-consumer-prices-from-us-hospitals-for-a-common-pediatric-orthopaedic-surgical-procedure
#15
Allison R Racimo, Nakul S Talathi, Nicole A Zelenski, Lawrence Wells, Apurva S Shah
BACKGROUND: Price transparency allows patients to make value-based health care decisions and is particularly important for individuals who are uninsured or enrolled in high-deductible health care plans. The availability of consumer prices for children undergoing orthopaedic surgery has not been previously investigated. We aimed to determine the availability of price estimates from hospitals in the United States for an archetypal pediatric orthopaedic surgical procedure (closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of a distal radius fracture) and identify variations in price estimates across hospitals...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727408/firearm-associated-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents-trends-in-the-united-states-2003-2012
#16
Todd J Blumberg, Christopher J DeFrancesco, Daniel J Miller, Nirav K Pandya, John M Flynn, Keith D Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Firearm-associated injuries are the second leading cause of death in children in the United States. Fractures are common comorbid injuries in young patients with firearm-associated injuries. The purpose of this study was to define the burden of firearm-associated fractures (FAFs) in children and adolescents in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed the 2003-2012 Kids' Inpatient Database. Patients were grouped into 4 age groups: 0 to 4, 5 to 9, 10 to 14, and 15 to 20 years old...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727407/three-dimensional-mri-analysis-of-femoral-head-remodeling-after-reduction-in-patients-with-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
#17
Yuta Tsukagoshi, Hiroshi Kamada, Makoto Kamegaya, Ryoko Takeuchi, Shogo Nakagawa, Yohei Tomaru, Kenta Tanaka, Mio Onishi, Tomofumi Nishino, Masashi Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Previous reports on patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) showed that the prereduced femoral head was notably smaller and more nonspherical than the intact head, with growth failure observed at the proximal posteromedial area. We evaluated the shape of the femoral head cartilage in patients with DDH before and after reduction, with size and sphericity assessed using 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: We studied 10 patients with unilateral DDH (all female) who underwent closed reduction...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727415/radiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-adolescents-with-acetabular-retroversion-treated-arthroscopically
#18
Jody Litrenta, Brian Mu, Austin W Chen, Victor Ortiz-Declet, Itay Perets, Benjamin G Domb
BACKGROUND: Retroversion of the acetabulum is a cause of pincer impingement. Symptomatic retroversion has traditionally been treated with anteverting periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). However, arthroscopic rim trimming can also treat pincer impingement associated with acetabular retroversion. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes and radiographic findings in a series of adolescent patients with symptomatic acetabular retroversion treated arthroscopically. METHODS: Data were prospectively gathered at a single institution using an established hip preservation registry...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727414/comprehensive-assessment-of-outcomes-from-patients-with-severe-early-onset-scoliosis-treated-with-a-vertebral-column-resection-results-from-an-srs-global-outreach-site-focos-in-ghana
#19
Kushagra Verma, Casey Slattery, Henry Duah, Kawdwo P Yankey, Gregory Mundis, Oheneba Boachie-Adjel
BACKGROUND: Early-onset scoliosis (EOS) remains a challenging pediatric spine condition to manage. Some severe deformities can be managed with a vertebral column resection (VCR), which is fraught with high complication rates and the outcomes have not been well reported. The purpose of this study is to provide an assessment of operative, radiographic, and clinical outcomes from children diagnosed with severe EOS treated with a VCR. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727413/3d-knee-trochlear-morphology-assessment-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-normal-and-dysplastic-trochleae
#20
Andrew T Pennock, Aileen Chang, Joshua Doan, James D Bomar, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Trochlear dysplasia is recognized as a significant risk factor for patellar instability, but current imaging modalities fail to allow full visualization and classification of the complex 3-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the trochlea. The purpose of this study was to elucidate primary differences in trochlear morphology between patients with and without patellar instability by utilizing 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reconstructions of the trochlea. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review included 24 patients with a diagnosis of patellar instability and an age-matched and sex-matched control population of 12 patients...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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