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Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556929/extra-articular-deformity-correction-using-taylor-spatial-frame-prior-to-total-knee-arthroplasty
#1
Gautam J K Tawari, Rajan Maheshwari, Sanjeev S Madan
A good long-term outcome following a total knee arthroplasty relies on restoration of the mechanical axis and effective soft tissue balancing of the prosthetic knee. Arthroplasty surgery in patients with secondary osteoarthritis of the knee with an extra-articular tibial deformity is a complex and challenging procedure. The correction of mal-alignment of the mechanical axis is associated with unpredictable result and with higher revision rates. Single-staged deformity correction and replacement surgery often result in the use of constraint implants...
March 20, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549568/cozen-s-deformity-resolved-by-guided-growth
#2
Matthew Morin, Joshua Klatt, Peter M Stevens
Proximal tibial metaphyseal fractures in children can lead to progressive and symptomatic tibial valgus. Corrective osteotomy has been abandoned, due to frequent complications, including recurrent valgus deformity. While spontaneous remodelling has been reported, this is not predictable. For children with persistent deformities, we have resorted to guided growth of the tibia. We present 19 patients who were successfully treated with guided growth, tethering the proximal medial physis. There were ten boys and nine girls, ranging in age from two to 13...
March 16, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380256/a-novel-treatment-approach-to-infected-nonunion-of-long-bones-without-systemic-antibiotics
#3
Karim Z Masrouha, Michael E Raad, Said S Saghieh
Infected nonunion of long bones may require intravenous antibiotics over a lengthy period which may result in a high rate of complications. This study aims to assess the efficacy of local antibiotics used as a replacement to prolonged intravenous therapy. Thirteen patients with infected nonunion of long bones who failed at least one previous surgery were included. The infection was treated through extensive debridement, application of antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulphate pellets and the bone stabilized with external fixation...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380255/the-teramoto-distal-tibial-oblique-osteotomy-dtoo-surgical-technique-and-applicability-for-ankle-osteoarthritis-with-varus-deformity
#4
Tsukasa Teramoto, Shota Harada, Motoyuki Takaki, Tomohiko Asahara, Narutaka Kato, Nobuyuki Takenaka, Takasi Matsushita, Yosiaki Makino, Kouitiro Tasiro, Ootuka Kazutaka, Yukinobu Nishi, Kiyoto Kinugsa
We have devised a medial peri-articular osteotomy, the distal tibial oblique osteotomy (DTOO), and have used this technique since 1994 for ankle osteoarthritis of advanced and late stages associated with varus inclination. This report describes the surgical technique and its applicability. DTOO can be used for cases of varus ankle osteoarthritis with a range of the ankle joint movement of at least 10° or more. The osteotomy is obliquely directed cut across the distal tibia from proximal-medial to distal lateral and is of an opening-wedge type with the centre of rotation coincident with the centre of the tibiofibular joint...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248977/treatment-of-extraarticular-knee-extension-contracture-secondary-to-prolonged-external-fixation-by-a-modified-judet-quadricepsplasty-technique
#5
Federico Persico, Oscar Vargas, Gabriel Fletscher, Mauricio Zuluaga
The goal of this study is to evaluate the functional results of the modified Judet quadricepsplasty for a knee extension contracture secondary to prolonged external fixation. This is a retrospective study of 31 patients with the diagnosis of an extraarticular knee extension contracture who had prolonged external fixation of the femur. Functional assessment was conducted after a minimum follow-up of 1 year. After performing the functional assessment, according to the Judet scale, 51% of the 31 patients had good results and 19...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116576/bridging-hard-callus-at-48-days-in-an-open-femoral-shaft-fracture-with-segmental-defect-treated-with-a-first-stage-masquelet-technique-i-wasn-t-expecting-that
#6
Andrew James Hotchen, Lynne V Barr, Matija Krkovic
The Masquelet technique is a strategy for management of segmental bone defects. It is a two-stage procedure that involves inducing a synovial-like membrane that can be used for a bone graft. Segmental bone defects can occur following trauma and can accompany traumatic brain injury. There is a well-documented, albeit debated, association between traumatic brain injury and increased rate of new bone formation. Here, we present a case of unexpected callus formation in a segmental femoral fracture. The patient had a traumatic brain injury and was treated with the first stage of the Masquelet technique...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103207/complex-tibial-fractures-are-associated-with-lower-social-classes-and-predict-early-exit-from-employment-and-worse-patient-reported-qol-a-prospective-observational-study-of-46-complex-tibial-fractures-treated-with-a-ring-fixator
#7
Rasmus Elsoe, Peter Larsen, Juozas Petruskevicius, Søren Kold
The long-term outcomes following complex fractures of the tibia are reported to carry a risk of knee pain, malalignment, articular injury and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. The main objective of this study was to account for the patient-reported quality of life (QOL) 12 months after ring fixator removal in patients with a complex tibial fracture. Secondary objectives included a review of the socio-economic characteristics of the patient group and the rate of return to work in the study period. A prospective follow-up study was conducted of 60 patients with complex fractures of the tibia treated with ring external fixation...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052080/calcaneal-fractures-where-are-we-now
#8
REVIEW
Aisha Razik, Mark Harris, Alex Trompeter
This review article on the current management for calcaneal fractures discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment options including the problems encountered. Controversies are described and the evidence reviewed. The management of some types of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures remains contentious; is there a preferred stabilisation method for each type of calcaneal fracture? How constant is the "constant fragment" in an intra-articular calcaneal fracture and what is the evidence for primary arthrodesis and what is its place in these fractures?...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039127/dermotaxis-v-s-loop-suture-technique-for-closure-of-fasciotomy-wounds-a-study-of-50-cases
#9
Naveen Mittal, Robin Bohat, Jagandeep Singh Virk, Payal Mittal
Fasciotomy incisions lead to large, unsightly, chronic wounds after surgical intervention. Classic management was to use split-thickness skin grafts, but this leads to insensate skin with reports that as many as 23% of patients are dissatisfied by the appearance of the wound. Since no skin loss has occurred with the fasciotomy incision, utilizing the dermal properties of creep, stress relaxation and load cycling, closure can be achieved in a better way. We describe using dermotaxis for skin edge approximation that is done using inexpensive equipment available readily in any standard operating room...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889364/open-complete-anterior-dislocation-of-the-sacro-iliac-joint-in-a-4-year-old-boy-a-case-report-of-a-rare-injury-with-5-year-follow-up
#10
Walid A Elnahal, Mahmoud Fahmy, Mehool Acharya
Pelvic fractures are uncommon in children and account for between 0.3 and 7.5% of all pediatric injuries. Open pelvic fractures only account for up to 12.9% of all pediatric pelvic fractures. An unusual case of open complete anterior sacro-iliac joint dislocation in a 4-year-old boy is presented with a long-term follow-up. The multidisciplinary approach is reported with review of the current literature. A 4-year-old male presented to our institution in January 2012 after having been run over by a tractor. He presented with gross hemodynamical instability, MISS of 25, and an unstable lateral compression type III pelvic fracture with complete anterior dislocation of the left hemipelvis and a groin wound extending into the left thigh...
April 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426979/role-of-ultrasound-in-detection-of-radiolucent-foreign-bodies-in-extremities
#11
Mehraj D Tantray, Asim Rather, Qazi Manaan, Irfan Andleeb, Mir Mohammad, Yasmeena Gull
Removal of foreign bodies from soft tissues in emergency is very challenging and becomes more problematic when it is radiolucent. Blind exploration is sometimes hazardous for patients especially when it is in proximity to a vessel or a nerve or an overlying tendon. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasonography (USG) in detecting radiolucent soft tissue foreign bodies in the extremities. From January 2014 to January 2016, 120 patients with either a positive history or clinically suspected soft tissue foreign body and negative radiography were evaluated by USG with a high-frequency (13-6 MHz) linear-array transducer...
February 9, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396686/measurement-of-wire-deflection-on-loading-may-indicate-union-in-ilizarov-constructs-an-in-vitro-model
#12
Beth Lineham, Todd Stewart, Paul Harwood
No entirely reliable method exists for assessing union during Ilizarov treatment. Premature removal results in potential treatment failure; hence, alternative methods warrant investigation. Wire deflection might provide an indication of fracture site deformation on weight bearing, indicating progress towards union. This study aimed to test a method for assessing wire deflection within an Ilizarov frame. (1) To assess the repeatability of our novel measurement method in measuring wire deflection within an Ilizarov frame in vitro...
February 2, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363013/the-tibial-bayonet-method-of-wound-closure
#13
Peter O'Farrell, Annette-Christi Barnard, Franz Birkholtz
Management of open lower limb fractures with soft tissue defects can be a technically challenging orthopaedic problem. Limited availability of orthoplastic services means that alternatives to the fix and flap concept are required in order to prevent infected non-unions from developing. The proposed 'bayonet apposition' allows the surgeon to temporarily shorten the limb without angulating the limb or creating a bone defect and removing viable bone. The viable bone edges are overlapped in a bayonet-like manner in order to appose the wound and skin edges...
January 24, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363012/distraction-arthroplasty-compared-to-other-cartilage-preservation-procedures-in-patients-with-post-traumatic-arthritis-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Jessica C Rivera, Jason A Beachler
Post-traumatic arthritis (PTA) is characterized by the deterioration of articular cartilage temporally associated with an articular injury. With a paucity of literature comparing joint preservation techniques, we performed a systematic review of the literature intending to describe and summarize the results of ankle distraction arthroplasty as it compares with studies on tibio-talar microfracture, allograft, and autograft for ankle joint preservation in the post-traumatic population under 50 years of age. Research databases were searched and abstracts screened for relevance on our topic of interest...
January 23, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039128/distal-femoral-flexion-deformity-from-growth-disturbance-treated-with-a-two-level-osteotomy-and-internal-lengthening-nail
#15
Austin T Fragomen, Fiona R Fragomen
Salter Harris fractures of the distal femur can lead to growth disturbance with resulting leg length inequality and knee deformity. We have looked at a case series (3) of patients who presented with a distal femur flexion malunion and shortening treated with a distal femoral osteotomy and plating and a proximal femoral osteotomy with a magnetic internal lengthening nail. Does a two-level osteotomy and internal fixation approach provide a reliable result both radiographically and functionally? The average knee extension loss was 12°, LLD 47 mm, PDFA 65°, MAD 2 mm...
November 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986774/the-history-evolution-and-basic-science-of-osteotomy-techniques
#16
REVIEW
John Dabis, Oliver Templeton-Ward, Alice E Lacey, Badri Narayan, Alex Trompeter
Osteotomy techniques date back to Hippocrates circa 415 BC (Jones Hippocrates collected works I, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2006; Brorson in Clin Orthop Relat Res 467(7):1907-1914, 2009). There is debate about the best way to divide the bone surgically and which technique yields the best bone regenerate in lengthening; ensuring predictable new bone formation and healing of the osteotomy are the primary goals. We review the history and techniques of the osteotomy and consider the evidence for optimum bone formation...
November 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825169/midshaft-clavicle-fractures-treatment-threaded-kirschner-wire-versus-conservative-approach
#17
Valentino Coppa, Luca Dei Giudici, Stefano Cecconi, Mario Marinelli, Antonio Gigante
Clavicle fractures are common, accounting for 2.6 to 10% of all fractures. Treatment of these fractures is usually non-surgical. Recent evidence, however, reveals that the final result of non-surgically midshaft clavicular fractures, particularly those with quite large displacements or shortening, is not like that which was previously thought. This study evaluated retrospectively all patients presented with a clavicle fracture at Emergency Department of our Institution, between January 2006 and December 2011...
November 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786027/anterior-hip-dislocation-with-ipsilateral-displaced-fracture-neck-of-femur-treated-by-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Ayman Mohammad El Masry
Combined fracture neck femur with anterior dislocation of the head of femur is a very rare injury with little resources available in the literature. This case report describes a case that was treated by open reduction and internal fixation with 2-year follow-up showing good radiological and functional outcome. Functional evaluation was done according to Merle d'Aubigné score modified by Matta JM, which takes into account the presence of pain, ability to walk and joint range of motion. The measured functional score was 15 points out of a maximum of 18, signifying a good postoperative result...
November 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712047/shaped-graft-for-aneurysmal-bone-cyst-of-upper-limb-bones
#19
Mohamed F Mostafa, Yasser Y Abed, Sallam I Fawzy
The optimal treatment of aneurysmal bone cyst remains challenging. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the results of using bone grafts shaped to the defects caused by aneurysmal bone cysts of upper limb bones. Fifteen patients (12 males and 3 females) with an average age of 12 years (range 6-16 years) were treated for aneurysmal bone cysts of upper limb bones by intralesional resection, argon beam coagulation and shaped bone graft. The grafts were harvested from 14 patients (11 fibulas and 3 iliac bones) and from the mother of one patient (proximal fibula)...
November 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593359/guided-growth-for-valgus-deformity-correction-of-knees-in-a-girl-with-osteopetrosis-a-case-report
#20
Dmitry Popkov
Autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (Albers-Schönberg disease) classically displays the radiographic signs of osteosclerosis. The main ADO complications involve the skeleton: low-impact bone fractures, scoliosis and hip osteoarthritis. Management of osteopetrosis-related orthopedic problems is a surgical challenge due to increased bone density. The healing process is very slow in these patients because of bone remodeling defects related to osteoblast function failure. In case of bone deformities, a realignment method should be appropriated to osteopetrosis conditions...
November 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
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