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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861212/the-interobserver-and-intraobserver-reliability-of-the-sanders-classification-versus-the-risser-stage
#1
Shaleen Vira, Qasim Husain, Cyrus Jalai, Justin Paul, Gregory W Poorman, Caroline Poorman, Richard S Yoon, Christopher Looze, Baron Lonner, Peter G Passias
BACKGROUND: Estimation of skeletal maturity, classically performed using Risser sign, plays a crucial role in the treatment of AIS. Recent data, however, has shown the simplified Tanner-Whitehouse (Sanders) classification, based on an anteriorposterior (AP) hand radiographs, to correlate more closely to the rapid growth phase and thus curve progression. This study evaluated the interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the Sanders and Risser classifications among clinicians at different levels of training...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861214/body-mass-hides-the-curve-thoracic-scoliometer-readings-vary-by-body-mass-index-value
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Adam Margalit, Greg McKean, Adam Constantine, Carol B Thompson, Rushyuan Jay Lee, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest referral for scoliosis when rib slope (scoliometer measurement, angle of trunk rotation) is ≥7 degrees. We hypothesized that overweight and obese patients would have lower scoliometer measurements compared with normal-weight and underweight patients for a given spinal curvature, causing overweight and obese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis to present for treatment later and with larger curves. Our goal was to determine the association between scoliometer readings and major curve magnitudes in relation to body mass index (BMI)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861213/what-s-new-in-pediatric-medial-epicondyle-fractures
#3
Jennifer J Beck, Richard E Bowen, Mauricio Silva
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures are predominantly seen in adolescent, male patients. Historically, nonoperative intervention was the mainstay of treatment. With increasing upper extremity demands of young athletes and reports of valgus instability after nonoperative treatment, there has been an increased interest in operative indications. Controversy regarding proper imaging and measurement of displacement complicates decision-making algorithms. Review of recent literature is required for improved decision making...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861211/what-s-new-in-the-management-of-foot-deformities-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#4
John A Heydemann, Oussama Abousamra, Jeanne M Franzone, Brian E Kaufman, Julieanne P Sees
BACKGROUND: Foot deformities have been frequently reported in cerebral palsy (CP), and numerous diagnostic modalities and treatment options have recently been developed to achieve a better level of management for children with CP. METHODS: A thorough search of the English literature, published between January 2013 and March 2016, was performed. A summary of the new findings that had not previously described was reported. The review included recent advances regarding clinical and gait evaluation, orthotic management, botulinum toxin A treatment, and surgical correction...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861210/symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism-after-adolescent-knee-arthroscopy
#5
Robert F Murphy, Benton Heyworth, Dennis Kramer, Manahil Naqvi, Patricia E Miller, Yi-Meng Yen, Mininder S Kocher, Benjamin J Shore
BACKGROUND: The frequency of knee arthroscopy procedures is increasing in pediatric and adolescent patients. In general, complications after these procedures in adolescents are uncommon. The purposes of this study are to report the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adolescent patients after knee arthroscopy procedures, as well identify risk factors in this patient population. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed in all pediatric and adolescent patients (≤19 y) who underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure from 2010 to 2014 and were diagnosed with a symptomatic VTE in the postoperative period...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861209/comparison-of-percutaneous-reduction-and-pin-fixation-in-acute-and-chronic-pediatric-mallet-fractures
#6
Manoj Reddy, Christine A Ho
BACKGROUND: Although pediatric mallet fractures are more common than adult fractures, no techniques have focused on surgical fixation of pediatric mallet fractures. This study aims to describe the technique and results of percutaneous reduction and fixation in acute and chronic pediatric mallet fractures. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 51 pediatric mallet fractures treated with percutaneous wire fixation from 2007 to 2014; 38 were acute fractures and 13 were chronic (>4 wk from injury)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851667/outcomes-after-primary-repair-and-staged-reconstruction-of-zone-i-and-ii-flexor-tendon-injuries-in-children
#7
Samantha L Piper, Lesley C Wheeler, Janith K Mills, Marybeth Ezaki, Scott N Oishi
BACKGROUND: Delayed diagnosis of flexor tendon injury in children is common, and consequent flexor sheath scarring may necessitate a 2-stage reconstruction. Previous studies show variable outcomes after 2-stage flexor reconstruction in children, especially those below 6 years old. We evaluated functional and subjective outcomes of primary repair and staged reconstruction of zone I and II tendon injuries in children under 6 years of age. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified 12 digits in 10 patients who had undergone surgical treatment of a zone I or II flexor tendon injury...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851666/factors-associated-with-nonaccidental-trauma-evaluation-among-patients-below-36-months-old-presenting-with-femur-fractures-at-a-level-1-pediatric-trauma-center
#8
Allison M Blatz, Catherine W Gillespie, Arielle Katcher, Allison Matthews, Matthew E Oetgen
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) on the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures, which recommended a nonaccidental trauma (NAT) evaluation for all patients below 36 months of age. A recent study of these guidelines found <50% clinical compliance with this treatment recommendation. We aimed to identify areas for improvement in compliance with this guideline. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients presenting to a single pediatric tertiary care hospital with a diaphyseal femur fracture from January 2007 to June 2013 who were below 36 months old...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846045/closed-reduction-for-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-early-term-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort
#9
Wudbhav N Sankar, Alex L Gornitzky, Nicholas M P Clarke, José A Herrera-Soto, Simon P Kelley, Travis Matheney, Kishore Mulpuri, Emily K Schaeffer, Vidyadhar V Upasani, Nicole Williams, Charles T Price
BACKGROUND: Closed reduction (CR) is a common treatment for infantile developmental dysplasia of the hip. The purpose of this observational, prospective, multicenter study was to determine the early outcomes following CR. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from an international multicenter study group was analyzed for patients treated from 2010 to 2014. Baseline demographics, clinical exam, radiographic/ultrasonographic data, and history of previous orthotic treatment were assessed...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824796/the-use-of-a-transolecranon-pin-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-flexion-type-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
#10
Brandon M Green, Joseph D Stone, Robert W Bruce, Nicholas D Fletcher
BACKGROUND: Flexion-type supracondylar humerus fractures are much more uncommon than their extension-type counterparts. Instability in elbow flexion renders traditional closed techniques inadequate and often results in the need for open reduction. We present a simple technique for closed reduction using a transolecranon pin for temporary stability. METHODS: A retrospective review of 9 patients treated with a transolecranon pin technique for a flexion-type supracondylar humerus fracture was performed...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824795/effect-of-academic-grade-level-on-return-to-athletic-competition-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#11
Matthew Bauer, Brian T Feeley, Robert A Gallo
BACKGROUND: After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, 63% to 87% of high school athletes return to competition. Although physical and psychological factors are known contributors for failure to return to play, little attention has been paid to effect of academic grade level. Our purpose was to determine the influence of effect of academic grade level on return to competitive play. The primary hypothesis is that high school seniors who undergo ACL reconstruction or knee arthroscopy will be less likely to return to competitive play at 1 year than those in grades 9 to 11...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824794/balloon-kyphoplasty-for-managing-intractable-pain-in-pediatric-pathologic-vertebral-fractures
#12
Jane S Hoashi, Stefanie M Thomas, Ryan C Goodwin, David P Gurd, Rabi Hanna, Thomas E Kuivila
BACKGROUND: Vertebral compression fractures are a common result of osteoporosis and osteopenia secondary to steroid use and chemotherapy treatment. Balloon kyphoplasty is a treatment option with good to excellent results well described in adults. Although a few recent studies have been published regarding the use of kyphoplasty in children, no formal indication exists for the pediatric population. The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of 3 chronically ill children with intractable pain from vertebral compression fractures, managed with kyphoplasty...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824793/extensor-tendon-injury-associated-with-dorsal-entry-flexible-nailing-of-radial-shaft-fractures-in-children-a-report-of-5-new-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Hamadi A Murphy, Viral V Jain, Shital N Parikh, Eric J Wall, Roger Cornwall, Charles T Mehlman
BACKGROUND: Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon injury following the dorsal approach to elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) of the radius has been reported in a growing number of cases in the literature. This study includes 5 new cases from our institution as well as a comprehensive review of previously reported cases from the literature. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing ESIN between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013 at our institution...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824792/reliability-of-casting-indices-among-members-of-an-orthopaedic-surgery-residency
#14
Nathan D Williams, Jeremy K Rush, Matthew R Schmitz, Anthony E Johnson
BACKGROUND: Multiple casting indices have been described to evaluate the adequacy of cast placement in pediatric distal forearm fractures. The aim of this study was to determine the intrarater and interrater reliability of the measurements of 5 common casting indices among members of an orthopaedic surgery residency program. The cast index, 3-point index, gap index, padding index, and Canterbury index were evaluated. METHODS: This was a single-center prospective cohort reliability study that included 12 members of an orthopaedic surgery residency...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824791/how-does-hyperkyphotic-early-onset-scoliosis-respond-to-growing-rod-treatment
#15
Zhonghui Chen, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu, Song Li, Xi Chen, Xu Sun
BACKGROUND: Growing rods (GRs) pose a higher risk of kyphosis gain while improving coronal deformity with intermittent distractions in early-onset scoliosis (EOS), but in turn, increased kyphosis may also affect GR correction outcomes. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the effect of GRs on the sagittal spinal profiles in hyperkyphotic EOS. Thus, we aim to demonstrate how hyperkyphotic EOS responds to GRs treatment. METHODS: Forty patients treated with GRs for EOS were included and categorized into a normal kyphosis (N) group [20 degrees≤thoracic kyphosis (TK)≤50 degrees] or hyperkyphosis group (K) group (TK≥50 degrees)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824790/intermediate-to-long-term-results-of-femoral-neck-lengthening-morscher-osteotomy
#16
Mark Eidelman, Doron Keshet, Scott Nelson, Noam Bor
BACKGROUND: Femoral neck lengthening and transfer of the greater trochanter were introduced by Morscher as treatment for patients with coxa breva and overgrowth of the greater trochanter. In this study we evaluated intermediate and long-term results of this operation. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and radiographic results of 18 patients (20 hips) who were treated by Morscher osteotomy. Ten patients had Perthes disease, 4 had developmental dysplasia of the hip, and 4 had avascular necrosis of the hip...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776053/the-effect-of-the-pucker-sign-on-outcomes-of-type-iii-extension-supracondylar-fractures-in-children
#17
Dallas M Smuin, William L Hennrikus
BACKGROUND: The pucker sign, also called skin tenting, indicates significant displacement of the supracondylar fracture and can be a cause for alarm. The purpose of this study is to compare a cohort of patients with type III supracondylar fractures presenting with a pucker sign to a group without a pucker sign by evaluating neurovascular injury at presentation, need for open reduction, persistent neurovascular injury, range of motion, and carrying angle at final follow-up. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for Gartland type III extension type supracondylar fractures...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776052/fracture-classification-does-not-predict-functional-outcomes-in-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-a-prospective-study
#18
Justin Ernat, Christine Ho, Robert L Wimberly, ChanHee Jo, Anthony I Riccio
BACKGROUND: Few studies have prospectively assessed functional outcomes after the surgical management of supracondylar humerus fractures (SCHFXs) and the relationship between fracture pattern and ultimate patient outcome has never been prospectively evaluated. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate fracture classification and functional outcome in children with extension SCHFXs using validated outcome measures. METHODS: An Institutional Review Board-approved prospective enrollment of consecutive patients with operative SCHFX was performed over a 3-year period...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776051/age-dependent-reliability-of-semmes-weinstein-and-2-point-discrimination-tests-in-children
#19
Karan Dua, Timothy P Lancaster, Joshua M Abzug
BACKGROUND: Objective sensory testing is a critical component of the physical examination in children as they may be unable to communicate whether or not numbness is present. The purpose of this study was to determine at what age objective sensory tests could reliably be performed. METHODS: Normal, uninjured participants aged 2 to 17 years were enrolled in the study. Monofilament and static/moving 2-point discrimination tests were performed bilaterally assessing the median, ulnar, and radial nerves...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776050/tibial-rotation-osteotomies-in-a-matched-cohort-of-myelodysplasia-and-cerebral-palsy-children
#20
Peter J Stasikelis, Aaron T Creek, Linda I Wack
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to examine the frequency of complications in children with myelodysplasia (MD) undergoing tibial rotational osteotomies with a matched cohort of children with cerebral palsy (CP). It was postulated that because of the unique health issues facing children with MD more complications would be observed. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed to identify children with MD who underwent primary tibial rotational osteotomy between 1997 and 2012 and had a minimum 2-year follow-up...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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