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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990194/predictors-of-bone-status-by-quantitative-ultrasound-measurements-in-a-mountain-village-in-japan
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Tsuyoshi Tajika, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takashi Ohsawa, Noboru Oya, Haku Iizuka, Kenji Takagishi
BACKGROUND: It seems to be important to recognize predictors of bone health condition in Japanese super-aged society. The purpose of this study was to investigate predictors of the speed of sound (SOS) of calcaneus by quantitative ultrasound measurements of mountain village residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical examinations were conducted on 214 participants (69 men, 145 women; average age of 63.6 years). Each had completed a self-administered questionnaire including items such as gender, dominant hand, occupation, and history of smoking and drinking alcohol, experience of falls, and the EuroQol-5-dimensions-3-level Japanese version and a 25-question geriatric locomotive function scale proposed by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990193/does-weather-matter-the-effect-of-weather-patterns-and-temporal-factors-on-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-volume
#2
Kristin S Livingston, Patricia E Miller, Anneliese Lierhaus, Travis H Matheney, Susan T Mahan
OBJECTIVES: Orthopaedists often speculate how weather and school schedule may influence pediatric orthopedic trauma volume, but few studies have examined this. This study aims to determine: how do weather patterns, day, month, season and public school schedule influence the daily frequency of pediatric orthopedic trauma consults and admissions? METHODS: With IRB approval, orthopedic trauma data from a level 1 pediatric trauma center, including number of daily orthopedic trauma consults and admissions, were collected from July 2009 to March 2012...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990192/long-term-results-of-innovative-procedure-in-surgical-management-of-chronic-lymphedema
#3
Seyed R Mousavi
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is the result of impaired lymphatic drainage by the affected organ. This abnormality can be primary or secondary. Different operative approaches have been introduced to treat chronic lymphedema. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 816 patients who were diagnosed with chronic lower extremity lymphedema and did not respond to non-operative management for at least six months. Data was collected over 25 years, between March 1987 and March 2013...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990191/relief-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain-after-myelography
#4
Rui Guo, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Tetsutaro Mizuno, Koji Akeda, Tetsushi Kondo, Yuichi Kasai
INTRODUCTION: It is well-known that many patients will have adverse reactions such as headache and nausea after undergoing myelography, but we have often seen cases where symptoms such as lower back pain and leg pain were alleviated following myelography. To the best of our knowledge, such clinical cases of post-myelographic alleviation have not been reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 325 patients with a degenerative lumbar spinal disorder who underwent myelography were prospectively investigated at four hospitals from April 2012 to March 2014 to survey the post-myelographic alleviation of lower back and leg pain prospectively...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990190/spontaneous-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee-a-retrospective-analysis-by-using-mri-and-dexa
#5
Akira Horikawa, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada, Hiroyuki Kodama
OBJECTIVE: Although there are many etiology and prediction for prognosis of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK) by using radiological examinations, these issue have not been clarified yet. Furthermore, most of the studies evaluated them by only radiological examination such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), bone mineral density (BMD) in dual-energy X-ray abosorptiometry (DEXA) or plain X-ray. Therefore, we focused our investigation on the measurements of the affected área in MRI and BMD in DEXA, and whether these results were conected with the cause and prognosis of SONK or not...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990189/effects-of-modification-of-pain-protocol-on-incidence-of-post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting
#6
Ran Schwarzkopf, Nimrod Snir, Zachary T Sharfman, Joseph B Rinehart, Michael-David Calderon, Esther Bahn, Brian Harrington, Kyle Ahn
BACKGROUND: A Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) care model applies a standardized multidisciplinary approach to patient care using evidence-based medicine to modify and improve protocols. Analysis of patient outcome measures, such as postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), allows for refinement of existing protocols to improve patient care. We aim to compare the incidence of PONV in patients who underwent primary total joint arthroplasty before and after modification of our PSH pain protocol...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924167/reduction-of-falls-and-factors-affecting-falls-a-year-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-elderly-patients-with-severe-knee-osteoarthritis
#7
T Tsonga, M Michalopoulou, S Kapetanakis, E Giovannopoulou, P Malliou, G Godolias, P Soucacos
BACKGROUND: Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is a common surgical treatment for severe knee Osteoarthritis (OA), which generally improves pain, physical function, quality of life and possibly fall risk. Fall risk increases for older adults with severe knee OA; however it has not been studied extensively whether this parameter is improved after TKA. OBJECTIVE: To investigate: a) the history and frequency of falls, including mechanism or causes of falls, injuries sustained from falls reported, activity during falling and location of falls and, b) the factors affecting falls, a year after TKA in elderly patients with severe knee OA...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857822/revision-of-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-with-well-fixed-and-positioned-acetabular-component-using-a-dual-mobility-head-and-review-of-literature
#8
Guillem Figueras, Ramón Vives Planell, Ramón Serra Fernàndez, Joan Camí Biayna
BACKGROUND: As a consequence of use of metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties some patients have precised revision for pain or metal hipersensivity reactions among other causes. We propose to salvage monoblock acetabular component and femoral component using a dual-mobility head and perform a lower morbidity operation in young patients preserving host bone stock in cases with well fixed and positioned components. OBJECTIVE: (1) What clinical problems have been reported in patients with Metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties? (2) Could the tribocorrosion potentially cause a fracture of neck femoral component? (3) Can be the dual-mobility head a recourse in metal-on-metal hip revision? METHODS: Ten patients were revised for pain or/and raised Cobalt/Chromium levels between August 2012 and December 2015...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843512/microgeodic-disease-affecting-the-fingers-and-toes-in-childhood-a-case-report
#9
Tomonori Tetsunaga, Hirosuke Endo, Kazuo Fujiwara, Tomoko Tetsunaga, Toshifumi Ozaki
Microgeodic disease is a disease of unknown etiology that affects the fingers and toes of children, with ≥ 90% of cases involving the fingers alone. We present a rare case of microgeodic disease affecting an index finger and two toes simultaneously in a 7-year-old girl. X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple small areas of osteolysis in the middle phalanges of the left index finger, hallux, and second toe. Microgeodic disease was diagnosed from X-ray and MRI findings, and conservative therapy involving rest and avoidance of cold stimuli was provided...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843511/a-smart-tool-for-intraoperative-leg-length-targeting-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Paul Grosso, Matthew Snider, Jeffrey M Muir
BACKGROUND: Leg length discrepancies following total hip arthroplasty (THA) may necessitate subsequent interventions, from heel lifts to revision surgery. Current intraoperative methods of determining leg length are either inaccurate or expensive and invasive. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to investigate the ability of a novel, intraoperative smart tool (Intellijoint HIP(®), Intellijoint Surgical(®), Inc., Waterloo, ON) to provide accurate, real-time leg length measurements during THA...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733884/comparing-transtibial-and-anteromedial-drilling-techniques-for-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#11
Erhan Sukur, Yunus Emre Akman, Ahmet Senel, Ethem Ayhan Unkar, Huseyin Nevzat Topcu, And Yusuf Ozturkmen
BACKGROUND: Among the many factors that determine the outcome following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the position of the femoral tunnel is known to be critically important and is still the subject of extensive research. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to retrospectively compare the outcomes of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using transtibial (TT) or anteromedial (AMP) drilling techniques for femoral tunnel placement. METHODS: ACL reconstruction was performed using the TT technique in 49 patients and the AMP technique in 56 patients...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733883/lower-limbs-alignment-in-patients-with-a-unilateral-completely-dislocated-hip
#12
Shinsuke Someya, Motoki Sonohata, Shuya Ide, Satomi Nagamine, Tomonori Tajima, Masaaki Mawatari
BACKGROUND: Severe hip osteoarthritis is known to lead to secondary osteoarthritis of the knee joint. It is not clear whether contracture or a leg length discrepancy is more important in determining the knee alignment. METHODS: In this study, 48 hips in 48 patients with a unilateral completely dislocated hip (Crowe IV) were recruited. The patients were divided into two groups (Crowe IVa and IVb). The Crowe IVa group had completely dislocation with psudo-articulation, and the Crowe IVb group had completely dislocation without psudo-articulation...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733882/magnetic-resonance-arthrogram-referrals-by-subspecialist-and-non-subspecialist-orthopaedic-surgeons-what-are-the-findings
#13
Zeid Al-Ani, Syed Ali, Simon Beardmore, Vinay Parmar, Teik Chooi Oh
BACKGROUND: Although subspecialist orthopaedic surgeons usually request Magnetic Resonance Arthrogram (MRA) examinations, some orthopaedic surgeons may request this examination for a body part that is different from their subspecialty. The purpose of the study is to compare the MRA and the clinical findings in the subspecialist and non-subspecialist groups. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of MRA examinations over a 6-month period. Findings were compared with the clinical information...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733881/arthroscopic-double-row-transosseous-equivalent-rotator-cuff-repair-with-a-knotless-self-reinforcing-technique
#14
William R Mook, Joshua A Greenspoon, Peter J Millett
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a significant cause of shoulder morbidity. Surgical techniques for repair have evolved to optimize the biologic and mechanical variables critical to tendon healing. Double-row repairs have demonstrated superior biomechanical advantages to a single-row. METHODS: The preferred technique for rotator cuff repair of the senior author was reviewed and described in a step by step fashion. The final construct is a knotless double row transosseous equivalent construct...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733880/does-scapular-motion-regress-with-aging-and-is-it-restricted-in-patients-with-idiopathic-frozen-shoulder
#15
Kazuhiro Endo, Junichiro Hamada, Kazuaki Suzuki, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Takayuki Muraki, Hiroshi Karasuno
PURPOSES: It has been reported that the amount of posterior tilt and upward rotation in scapular motions decreases with aging. The purposes of the current study were to investigate age related scapular motion regression and scapular restriction in patients with idiopathic frozen shoulder (IFS). METHODS: The groups were recruited as follows: two groups of 50 asymptomatic subjects aged in their twenties and fifties, and 56 patients with IFS. We passively moved the scapula toward 8 directions: elevation/depression; upward/downward rotation; external/internal rotation; and anterior/posterior tilt...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708741/the-rule-of-histology-in-the-diagnosis-of-periprosthetic-infection-specific-granulocyte-counting-methods-and-new-immunohistologic-staining-techniques-may-increase-the-diagnostic-value
#16
Friedrich Boettner, Gabriele Koehler, Alexander Wegner, Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Georg Gosheger, Christian Goetze
OBJECTIVE: The current study investigates the diagnostic accuracy of the criteria described for frozen sections and whether modern leukocyte specific staining techniques including leukocyte peroxidase and Naphtol-AS-D-chloroacetate-esterase will improve the accuracy of the intra-operative histology. METHOD: 77 patients undergoing revision total hip and knee arthroplasty were included in this retrospective study. Patients were grouped into septic and aseptic based on intraoperative cultures...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708740/tranexamic-acid-in-a-multimodal-blood-loss-prevention-protocol-to-decrease-blood-loss-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-cohort-study
#17
Miguel Ortega-Andreu, Gloria Talavera, Norma G Padilla-Eguiluz, Hanna Perez-Chrzanowska, Reyes Figueredo-Galve, Carlos E Rodriguez-Merchán, Enrique Gómez-Barrena
PURPOSE: To clarify if blood loss and transfusion requirements can be decreased in revision knee surgery through a multimodal blood loss approach with tranexamic acid (TXA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was designed in 87 knees (79 patients) that received a knee revision between 2007 and 2013. To avoid heterogeneity in the surgical technique, only revisions with one single implant system were included. A treatment series of 44 knees that received TXA and other techniques in a multimodal blood loss protocol was compared to a control series of 43 knees that received neither TXA nor the rest of the multimodal blood loss protocol...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708739/is-casting-for-non-displaced-simple-scaphoid-waist-fracture-effective-a-ct-based-assessment-of-union
#18
Ruby Grewal, Nina Suh, Joy C MacDermid
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to report the union rate and time to union for acute non-displaced scaphoid waist fractures treated with a short arm thumb spica cast. METHODS: A database was searched (2006-2013) to identify acute undisplaced scaphoid waist fractures. Cases that were not given a trial of casting were excluded (n=33). X-rays, CT scans and health records for each patient were reviewed to extract data. RESULTS: 172 patients met inclusion criteria...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708738/are-we-economically-efficient-enough-to-increase-the-potential-of-in-vitro-proliferation-of-osteoblasts-by-means-of-pharmacochemical-agents
#19
Mehmet Isyar, Seyit Ali Gumustas, Ibrahim Yilmaz, Duygu Yasar Sirin, Hacı Bayram Tosun, Mahir Mahirogullari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to test the necessity of using expensive and unaccesible pharmacological-chemical agents in the proliferation of bone tissue cultures and in the induction of mineralized matrix formation to increase the osteogenic effect. METHODS: For this purpose, human primary cell cultures were prepared and then divided into two groups. Whereas the cells in group I were fed with an osteoblast stimulator medium containing Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) and β-glycerophosphate, the cells in group II were fed with DMEM containing dexamethasone and 2-phospho-L-ascorbic acid trisodium salt...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708737/non-operative-management-of-rotator-cuff-tears
#20
M Petri, M Ettinger, S Brand, T Stuebig, C Krettek, M Omar
BACKGROUND: The role of nonoperative management for rotator cuff tears remains a matter of debate. Clinical results reported in the literature mainly consist of level IV studies, oftentimes combining a mixed bag of tear sizes and configurations, and are contradictory to some extent. METHODS: A selective literature search was performed and personal surgical experiences are reported. RESULTS: Most studies show an overall success rate of around 75% for nonoperative treatment...
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