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Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071495/open-treatment-of-ankle-fracture-as-inpatient-increases-risk-of-complication
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Michelle S Shen, Ashley C Dodd, Nikita Lakomkin, Idine Mousavi, Catherine Bulka, A Alex Jahangir, Manish K Sethi
BACKGROUND: Ankle fracture is one of the most common injuries treated by orthopaedic surgeons, and its incidence is only expected to rise with an aging population. It is also associated with often costly complications, yet there is little literature on risk factors, especially modifiable ones, driving these complications. The aim of this study is to reveal whether inpatient treatment after ankle fracture is associated with higher incidence of postoperative complications. As the USA moves towards a bundled payment healthcare system, it is imperative that orthopaedists maximize patient outcome and quality of care while also reducing overall costs...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058227/circulating-levels-of-proinflammatory-mediators-as-potential-biomarkers-of-post-traumatic-knee-osteoarthritis-development
#2
Svetlana B Panina, Igor V Krolevets, Natalia P Milyutina, Alexander B Sagakyants, Igor V Kornienko, Anzhelika A Ananyan, Mikhail A Zabrodin, Andrey A Plotnikov, Valeriy V Vnukov
BACKGROUND: The identification of biomarkers of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) progression is of clinical importance. The aims of this study were: (1) to assess the abilities of various soluble proinflammatory mediators in plasma to distinguish patients with knee PTOA from controls; (2) to determine the correlations between the mediators in plasma and those mediators in synovial fluid (SF); and (3) to explore the associations of the mediators with radiographic PTOA severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The concentrations of IL-1β, IL-6, IL-18, TNFα, and leptin were measured using ELISA...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921307/cam-morphology-and-inguinal-pathologies-is-there-a-possible-connection
#3
G N Bisciotti, F Di Marzo, A Auci, F Parra, G Cassaghi, A Corsini, M Petrera, P Volpi, Z Vuckovic, M Panascì, R Zini
BACKGROUND: To analyse the prevalences of the cam and pincer morphologies in a cohort of patients with groin pain syndrome caused by inguinal pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients (40 men and 4 women) who suffered from groin pain syndrome were enrolled in the study. All the patients were radiographically and clinically evaluated following a standardised protocol established by the First Groin Pain Syndrome Italian Consensus Conference on Terminology, Clinical Evaluation and Imaging Assessment in Groin Pain in Athlete...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879556/we-are-operating-too-much
#4
EDITORIAL
Nicola Maffulli
With the increase of superspecialisation, there has been a recent trend for a rising number of operations for both trauma and orthopaedic ailments. This flies against the results of properly planned, well performed, adequately powered, with clinically relevant outcome measures and long enough follow-up level I studies which challenge the received wisdom that surgery is actually superior to conservative management or even supervised neglect. This editorial outlines some of these issues, and suggests that orthopaedic and trauma surgeons should actually think twice before operating on anything that comes our way...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831651/treatment-of-stable-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-systematic-review-and-exploratory-patient-level-analysis
#5
H Naseem, S Chatterji, K Tsang, M Hakimi, A Chytas, S Alshryda
BACKGROUND: Several aspects of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) treatment remain controversial. Loder's work has been instrumental in changing our understanding and approach to the management of the condition when he introduced the concept of "slip instability" and showed that avascular necrosis (AVN) developed in 47% of unstable slips but none of the stable slips. As the two types of SCFE behave differently in terms of presentation, progress and complications, we approached them as two different conditions to highlight these differences...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831589/functional-and-quality-of-life-outcome-after-non-operatively-managed-proximal-humeral-fractures
#6
Ronnart N Kruithof, Henk A Formijne Jonkers, Denise J C van der Ven, Ger D J van Olden, Tim K Timmers
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the proximal humerus are common and most often treated non-operatively. However, long-term follow-up studies focusing on functional results and quality of life in patients after this type of fracture are scarce. The primary aim of this study is to report the long-term functional and quality of life outcome in patients with a proximal humeral fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing non-operative treatment for a proximal humeral fracture in a level 2 trauma centre between January 2000 and December 2013 was performed...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741030/hidden-and-overall-haemorrhage-following-minimally-invasive-and-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#7
Yang Yang, Liangming Zhang, Bin Liu, Mao Pang, Peigen Xie, Zihao Chen, Wenbin Wu, Feng Feng, Limin Rong
BACKGROUND: Hidden haemorrhage has been proved to be significant in joint surgery. However, when referring to lumbar interbody fusion, it is often ignored because of its invisibility. This randomized controlled study aimed to calculate and compare hidden haemorrhage following minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF and open TLIF). Meanwhile, its clinical significance was also analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 41 patients were included in this study, then they were randomized to receive MIS-TLIF or open TLIF, 21 and 20, respectively...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741029/subtrochanteric-femoral-shortening-osteotomy-combined-with-cementless-total-hip-replacement-for-crowe-type-iv-developmental-dysplasia-a-retrospective-study
#8
Giuseppe Rollo, Giuseppe Solarino, Giovanni Vicenti, Girolamo Picca, Massimiliano Carrozzo, Biagio Moretti
BACKGROUND: Total hip replacement for high dislocation of the hip presents some difficulties, considering patients' young ages, the abnormal hip anatomy and the high rate of complications. In this study, we present our experience in terms of clinical and radiological results in the treatment of Crowe type IV hips with subtrochanteric femoral shortening osteotomy and cementless total hip replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients with Crowe type IV hip dysplasia (two bilateral cases for a total of 17 hips) treated with cementless total hip replacement associated with shortening subtrochanteric osteotomies (nine transversal and eight Z-shape osteotomies) between March 2000 to February 2006...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710547/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-kerlan-jobe-orthopaedic-clinic-shoulder-and-elbow-score
#9
Giovanni Merolla, Katia Corona, Gustavo Zanoli, Simone Cerciello, Stefano Giannotti, Giuseppe Porcellini
BACKGROUND: The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (KJOC) Shoulder and Elbow score is a reliable and sensitive tool to measure the performance of overhead athletes. The purpose of this study was to carry out a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the KJOC questionnaire in Italian and to assess its reliability, validity, and responsiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety professional athletes with a painful shoulder were included in this study and were assigned to the "injury group" (n = 32) or the "overuse group" (n = 58); 65 were managed conservatively and 25 were treated by arthroscopic surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707122/segond-s-fracture-a-biomechanical-cadaveric-study-using-navigation
#10
E Monaco, Daniele Mazza, A Redler, D Lupariello, R Lanzetti, M Guzzini, A Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Segond's fracture is a well-recognised radiological sign of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. While previous studies evaluated the role of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and complex injuries on rotational stability of the knee, there are no studies on the biomechanical effect of Segond's fracture in an ACL deficient knee. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a Segond's fracture on knee rotation stability as evaluated by a navigation system in an ACL deficient knee...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702703/transfixing-kirshner-wires-for-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-valgus-osteotomies-in-management-of-pediatric-coxa-vara
#11
Ahmed Shawkat Rizk
BACKGROUND: Coxa vara is a radiological term describing a decrease in the neck-shaft angle to 120° or less. Coxa vara is associated with pathomechanical changes that can manifest clinically. If left untreated, coxa vara can affect the normal development of the pediatric hip. Valgus osteotomy is the standard surgical treatment for coxa vara, but there is no consensus regarding the optimal osteotomy technique and fixation method. The work reported here aimed to highlight transfixing wires as a fixation method for valgus osteotomy applied as treatment for various types of pediatric coxa vara...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685345/thresholds-for-the-oxford-hip-score-after-total-hip-replacement-surgery-a-novel-approach-to-postoperative-evaluation
#12
Nicolai Kjærgaard, Jonas B Kjærsgaard, Christian L Petersen, Michael U Jensen, Mogens B Laursen
BACKGROUND: This is a prospective cohort study to define the thresholds to distinguish patients with a satisfactory or unsatisfactory outcome after total hip replacement (THR) based on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) including the Oxford Hip Score (OHS), and using patient satisfaction and patient-perceived function as global transition items. The thresholds are intended to be used as a tool in the process of determining which patients are in need of postoperative outpatient evaluation...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664414/do-obstetric-risk-factors-truly-influence-the-etiopathogenesis-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis
#13
N Hardgrib, O Rahbek, B Møller-Madsen, R D Maimburg
BACKGROUND: Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is seen in childhood and presents within months after birth. The etiology remains unknown; however, medical textbooks suggest trauma at birth as a main reason. The aim of this study was to systematically describe obstetric and perinatal outcomes in a population of children with a confirmed congenital muscular torticollis diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children with a validated diagnosis of congenital muscular torticollis born at Aarhus University Hospital from 2000 to 2014 were included in the study...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484908/in-out-versus-out-in-technique-for-acl-reconstruction-a-prospective-clinical-and-radiological-comparison
#14
Edoardo Monaco, Mattia Fabbri, Andrea Redler, Raffaele Iorio, Jacopo Conteduca, Giuseppe Argento, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Several studies have recently shown better restoration of normal knee kinematics and improvement of rotator knee stability after reconstruction with higher femoral tunnel obliquity. The aim of this study is to evaluate tunnel obliquity, length, and posterior wall blowout in single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, comparing the transtibial (TT) technique and the out-in (OI) technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty consecutive patients operated on for ACL reconstruction with hamstrings were randomly divided into two groups: group A underwent a TT technique, while group B underwent an OI technique...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299455/use-of-palmitoylethanolamide-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-study
#15
Jordi Faig-Martí, Adriana Martínez-Catassús
BACKGROUND: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide that has shown anti-inflammatory activity and neuroprotection and has been used for the treatment of compressive syndromes. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical and electrophysiological effects of conservative treatment with PEA in low to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective double-blinded randomized study was performed on 61 patients with a clinical and electrophysiologically confirmed diagnosis of low and moderate CTS...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275882/management-of-chronic-unstable-acromioclavicular-joint-injuries
#16
REVIEW
Luis Natera Cisneros, Juan Sarasquete Reiriz
The acromioclavicular joint represents the link between the clavicle and the scapula, which is responsible for the synchronized dynamic of the shoulder girdle. Chronic acromioclavicular joint instability involves changes in the orientation of the scapula, which provokes cinematic alterations that might result in chronic pain. Several surgical strategies for the management of patients with chronic and symptomatic acromioclavicular joint instability have been described. The range of possibilities includes anatomical and non-anatomical techniques, open and arthroscopy-assisted procedures, and biological and synthetic grafts...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236179/post-operative-outcomes-and-complications-of-suspensory-loop-fixation-device-versus-hook-plate-in-acute-unstable-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Alisara Arirachakaran, Manusak Boonard, Peerapong Piyapittayanun, Wichan Kanchanatawan, Kornkit Chaijenkij, Akom Prommahachai, Jatupon Kongtharvonskul
BACKGROUND: Treatment of acute (≤3 weeks) acromioclavicular joint dislocation type III-VI is still controversial. Currently, the two modern techniques that are widely used are hook plate (HP) fixation and coracoclavicular ligament fixation using a suspensory loop device that consists of either a tightrope (single or double), endo-button (single or double), or synthetic ligament and absorbable polydioxansulfate sling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190122/a-prospective-randomized-study-in-20-patients-undergoing-bilateral-tka-comparing-midline-incision-to-anterolateral-incision
#18
Rajesh N Maniar, Tushar Singhi, Arun Nanivadekar, Parul R Maniar, Jaivardhan Singh
BACKGROUND: Lateral flap numbness is a known side-effect of midline skin incision in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and a cause of patient dissatisfaction. Anterolateral incision is an alternative approach which preserves the infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve and avoids numbness. Studies have compared both incisions, but in different patients. However, different patients may assess the same sensory deficit dissimilarly, because of individual variations in anatomy and healing responses...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155061/do-ethnicity-and-gender-influence-posterior-tibial-slope
#19
Salvatore Bisicchia, Gavinca M Scordo, Johan Prins, Cosimo Tudisco
BACKGROUND: Ethnicity and gender can affect posterior tibial slope; however, studies on this topic have limitations and are in disagreement. The aim of the present study was to evaluate posterior tibial slope in a large group of consecutive patients, determining whether ethnicity and gender can influence its value. Secondly, to determine intra- and inter-rater reliability of the two radiographic methods adopted. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Posterior tibial slope was calculated (rater 1) in lateral view X-rays of the knee according to the posterior tibial cortex (PTC) and tibial proximal anatomical axis (TPAA) methods...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058226/clinical-guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-summary-statements-and-recommendations-from-the-italian-society-for-orthopaedics-and-traumatology
#20
Umberto Tarantino, Giovanni Iolascon, Luisella Cianferotti, Laura Masi, Gemma Marcucci, Francesca Giusti, Francesca Marini, Simone Parri, Maurizio Feola, Cecilia Rao, Eleonora Piccirilli, Emanuela Basilici Zanetti, Noemi Cittadini, Rosaria Alvaro, Antimo Moretti, Dario Calafiore, Giuseppe Toro, Francesca Gimigliano, Giuseppina Resmini, Maria Luisa Brandi
BACKGROUND: The Italian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology conceived this guidance-which is primarily addressed to Italian orthopedic surgeons, but should also prove useful to other bone specialists and to general practitioners-in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis and its consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature reviews by a multidisciplinary team. RESULTS: The following topics are covered: the role of instrumental, metabolic, and genetic evaluations in the diagnosis of osteoporosis; appraisal of the risk of fracture and thresholds for intervention; general strategies for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (primary and secondary prevention); the pharmacologic treatment of osteoporosis; the setting and implementation of fracture liaison services for tertiary prevention...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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