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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444541/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-for-massive-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tears-and-cuff-tear-arthropathy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S Petrillo, U G Longo, R Papalia, V Denaro
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes and complications of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in massive irreparable rotator cuff tears (MIRCT) and cuff tear arthropathy (CTA). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature contained in Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, Google Scholar and Ovid databases was conducted on May 1, 2016, according to PRISMA guidelines. The key words "reverse total shoulder arthroplasty" or "reverse total shoulder prostheses" with "rotator cuff tears"; "failed rotator cuff surgery"; "massive rotator cuff tears"; "irreparable rotator cuff tears"; "cuff tear arthropathy"; "outcomes"; "complications" were matched...
April 25, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444540/impact-of-residual-disease-after-unplanned-excision-of-primary-localized-adult-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-extremities-evaluation-of-452-cases-at-a-single-institution
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G Bianchi, A Sambri, S Cammelli, A Galuppi, A Cortesi, A Righi, E Caldari, S Ferrari, D Donati
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue sarcomas are often inappropriately excised; it is, however, still a matter of debate whether the presence of residual disease in the re-excision specimen can affect patients' prognosis. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of re-excision after unplanned surgery of primary soft tissue sarcomas (STS) of the extremities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 452 adults with grade 2-3, localized STS (349 primary and 103 unplanned excisions)...
April 25, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429173/a-new-approach-to-local-dco-in-ankle-fracture-dislocations-external-fixation-with-diaphyseal-unicortical-screws-applied-by-local-anaesthesia
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F Lavini, T Maluta, G Carpeggiani, C Dall'Oca, E Samaila, G Marconato, B Magnan
PURPOSE: Ankle fracture dislocations represent a great threat for soft tissue viability and articular instability. The use of a temporary ankle bridging ExFix plays a fundamental role in the local damage control orthopaedics while waiting for definitive synthesis. METHODS: For this prospective research, we have developed a full application protocol of innovative diaphyseal monocortical screws fixator (Unyco-Orthofix(TM)) exclusively under local anaesthesia. Rigid selection criteria allowed us to collect nine patients during a period of almost 2 years...
April 20, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417290/unilateral-external-fixator-in-the-treatment-of-humeral-shaft-fractures-results-of-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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M Basso, M Formica, L Cavagnaro, M Federici, M Lombardi, F Lanza, L Felli
BACKGROUND: The aim of our work is to evaluate and critically analyze long-term clinical and radiological data of a new unilateral external fixator (MIKAI KIT FEP©-Mikai S.p.A, Genoa, Italy), in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 47 patients affected by humeral fractures that underwent surgery from July 2010 to March 2016 with unilateral external fixator. Demographic characteristics of the patients were recorded, which included age, sex and baseline comorbidities and mechanism of injury...
April 17, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324232/reducing-surgical-site-infections-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-an-israeli-experience
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R Finkelstein, O Eluk, T Mashiach, D Levin, B Peskin, G Nirenberg, S Karkabi, M Soudri
PURPOSE: To assess the changes observed in surgical site infection (SSI) rates following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) after the introduction of an infection control programme and evaluate the risk factors for the development of these infections. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Large tertiary medical centre in Israel. METHODS: Data about SSIs and potential prophylaxis-, patient-, and procedure-related risk factors were collected for all patients who underwent elective total hip and total knee arthroplasty during the study period...
March 21, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255840/in-hospital-mortality-risk-of-intertrochanteric-hip-fractures-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-us-medicare-database-from-2005-to-2010
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E Kiriakopoulos, F McCormick, B U Nwachukwu, B J Erickson, J Caravella
PURPOSE: Intertrochanteric hip fracture is a common injury in the Medicare population. Very little is known about the in-hospital mortality risk of intertrochanteric hip fractures and associated demographics for the US Medicare population. The purpose of this study is to determine the in-hospital mortality rate of closed intertrochanteric hip fractures and to evaluate demographic factors influencing an increased mortality risk. METHODS: The PearlDiver Medicare database from 2005 to 2010 was queried for closed intertrochanteric hip fractures...
March 2, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251582/role-of-preoperative-calculation-of-condylar-twist-angle-cta-by-ct-scan-in-optimizing-femoral-component-rotation-during-tka
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D Sharma, A Shukla, K Kumar
BACKGROUND: A perfect rotational alignment could be achieved if the implant rotation is individualized for each knee before operation. The anatomic transepicondylar axis (aTEA) is a standard reference for setting the femoral component rotation. Intraoperative localization of aTEA is difficult. However, aTEA could be readily identified on preoperative CT scans, and condylar twist angle (CTA) could be determined preoperatively. The femoral component can subsequently be implanted according to CTA...
March 2, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238054/os-acromiale-frequency-and-a-review-of-726-shoulder-mri
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C Rovesta, M C Marongiu, A Corradini, P Torricelli, G Ligabue
Os acromiale consist in a lack of fusion between the different ossification spots of the acromial side of scapula from the age of 23-25 years. A relation between os acromiale and some shoulder pathology like impingement syndrome, cuff tear and subacromial bursitis has been described. The etiology is not already known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of os acromiale in our population, the link between os acromiale and sex, side and shoulder pathology. 1042 shoulder MRI were evaluated to find out os acromiale and the linked cuff pathology...
February 25, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236248/strategies-of-imaging-after-orthopedic-surgery
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EDITORIAL
A Reginelli, M Zappia, A Barile, L Brunese
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236247/humeral-shaft-non-union-after-intramedullary-nailing
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G Campochiaro, P Baudi, M Gialdini, A Corradini, V Duca, M Rebuzzi, F Catani
BACKGROUND: The humerus shaft is one of the sites with the largest probability of developing pseudoarthrosis after fracture. We present the results of nine patients with atrophic pseudoarthrosis of humeral shaft treated with angular stability plate associated with allograft and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), after a first treatment with intramedullary nail to correct the fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2014, nine patients were treated for atrophic pseudoarthrosis (PSA) of humeral shaft treated previously using intramedullary nail; seven humeral diaphysis fractures were located in the middle-proximal third and two in the middle third...
February 24, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233257/quadriceps-muscles-activity-during-gait-comparison-between-pfps-subjects-and-healthy-control
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M Freddolini, G Placella, G L Gervasi, S Morello, G Cerulli
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate if during a common activity as walking, altered quadriceps muscular activity may be present in patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) patients. METHODS: Forty subjects with clinically diagnosed PFPS and forty healthy males matching in age, weight, height and level of sport activity were enrolled in the study. Subjects were asked to walk on an instrumented walking path at their self-selected speed. Force platform and motion tracking system were used for the analysis of the gait...
February 23, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210945/mr-imaging-evaluation-of-the-postoperative-meniscus
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REVIEW
A Russo, R Capasso, C Varelli, A Laporta, M Carbone, G D'Agosto, S Giovine, M Zappia, A Reginelli
MR imaging has been widely evaluated in the assessment of patients with recurrent or residual symptoms following meniscal surgery. Importantly, the causes of such symptoms may relate to failure or complication of the surgical procedure, a possible recurrent or residual meniscal tear, or may be related to other causes of joint symptoms, including tears of the contralateral meniscus, or local hyaline cartilage, or marrow abnormalities subjacent to or distant to the meniscal surgical site. The complex diagnostic issues involved in the MR imaging evaluation of the postoperative meniscus were identified in early MR imaging studies...
February 16, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210944/postoperative-imaging-in-arthroscopic-hip-surgery
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REVIEW
F Di Pietto, V Chianca, R de Ritis, E Cesarano, A Reginelli, A Barile, M Zappia, L Ginolfi
Arthroscopic surgery of the hip, compared to that of the knee or the shoulder, has only recently been developed in any significant way. Current indications for arthroscopic surgery of the hip include: diagnosis and treatment of lesions symptomatic of the acetabular labrum, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), chondral lesions, joint infections, lesions of the teres ligament, impingement of the psoas tendon, pathology of the peritrochanteric space, external snapping hip (coxa saltans), and traumatic and atraumatic instability...
February 16, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205145/is-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-feasible-treatment-option-for-failed-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-study-of-44-cases-with-special-regards-to-stemless-and-stemmed-primary-implants
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M Holschen, B Franetzki, K-A Witt, D Liem, J Steinbeck
Is reverse total shoulder arthroplasty a feasible treatment option for failed shoulder arthroplasty? A retrospective study of 44 cases with special regards to stemless and stemmed primary implants. BACKGROUND: Due to humeral or glenoid bone-loss and rotator cuff insufficiency reverse total shoulder arthroplasty often means the only remaining treatment option in revision shoulder arthroplasty. This study investigates the clinical outcome of patients treated with a reverse total shoulder in revision cases with special regard to stemless and stemmed primary implants...
February 15, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197895/follow-up-of-surgical-and-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-pathology-a-brief-diagnostic-imaging-review
#15
REVIEW
A Barile, F Bruno, S Mariani, F Arrigoni, L Brunese, M Zappia, A Splendiani, E Di Cesare, C Masciocchi
The follow-up of an operated tendon is primarily clinical, although clinical examination may not be sufficient in the presence of certain complications. The imaging techniques are of great value not only in the diagnosis of tendon pathologies, but also as an adjunct to clinical evaluation. This is particularly true in the follow-up of patients submitted to surgical tendon reconstruction, by monitoring morphological effects of different interventions and evaluating tendon healing processes. Interpretation of imaging findings requires knowledge of the imaging appearance of the operated tendon during the healing phase, to distinguish between normal postsurgical changes and real pathology, as well as knowledge of surgical technique, postoperative course (including type of prescribed therapy) and possible postoperative complications...
February 14, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194577/what-can-be-seen-after-rotator-cuff-repair-a-brief-review-of-diagnostic-imaging-findings
#16
REVIEW
A Barile, F Bruno, S Mariani, F Arrigoni, A Reginelli, M De Filippo, M Zappia, A Splendiani, E Di Cesare, C Masciocchi
Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the postoperative evaluation of the rotator cuff, as pain and disability may occur or persist after treatment. Postoperative imaging is therefore of paramount importance for clinicians before planning additional treatments. Multimodality imaging of the postoperative shoulder includes radiography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, MR arthrography, computed tomography (CT), CT arthrography, and ultrasound. Correct interpretation of imaging findings of the postoperative shoulder necessitates that the radiologist be familiar with the various treatment strategies, their possible complications and sources of failure, knowledge of normal and abnormal postoperative findings, and awareness of the advantages and weaknesses of the different imaging techniques...
February 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191592/what-is-the-clinical-evidence-on-regenerative-medicine-in-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
#17
REVIEW
M Basso, L Cavagnaro, A Zanirato, S Divano, C Formica, M Formica, L Felli
PURPOSE: This review aims to explore and summarize the current clinical evidence about the use of regenerative medicine such as mesenchymal stem cells or platelet-rich plasma in intervertebral disc regeneration, in order to clarify the state of art of these novel approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a research of the available literature about regenerative medicine strategies aiming to prevent intervertebral disc degeneration. All preclinical trials and in vitro studies were excluded...
February 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168637/percutaneous-forefoot-surgery-for-treatment-of-hallux-valgus-deformity-an-intermediate-prospective-study
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E Crespo Romero, R Peñuela Candel, S Gómez Gómez, A Arias Arias, A Arcas Ordoño, J Gálvez González, R Crespo Romero
BACKGROUND: This study aims to illustrate the results of percutaneous forefoot surgery (PFS) for correction of hallux valgus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study of 108 patients, with hallux valgus deformity, who underwent PFS was conducted. The minimum clinical and radiological follow-up was two years (mean 57.3 months, range 22-112). RESULTS: Preoperative mean visual analog scale was 6.3 ± 1.5 points, and AOFAS scores were 50...
February 7, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168636/imaging-of-postoperative-shoulder-instability
#19
REVIEW
M De Filippo, A Pesce, A Barile, D Borgia, M Zappia, A Romano, F Pogliacomi, M Verdano, A Pellegrini, K Johnson
Postoperative imaging in shoulder instability is still a challenge for radiologists due to various postsurgical anatomical findings that could be considered pathologic in treated shoulder. For this reason is very important a deep knowledge about surgical procedures, anatomical changes after surgery and the appropriate diagnostic imaging modalities to work up the symptomatic postoperative shoulder. Postoperative imaging options include use conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI arthrography, computed tomography (CT) and CT arthrography...
February 6, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168635/imaging-of-post-surgical-treatment-and-of-related-complications-in-spinal-trauma
#20
REVIEW
F Caranci, G Leone, L Ugga, E Cesarano, R Capasso, S Schipani, A Bianco, P Fonio, F Briganti, L Brunese
Spinal trauma is a devastating event with a high morbidity and mortality. The rationale of imaging is to diagnose the traumatic abnormalities and characterize the type of injury, to estimate the severity of the lesions, to evaluate the potential spinal instability. In case of spinal instability, the goals of operative treatment are decompression of the spinal cord canal and stabilization of the disrupted vertebral column. Particularly, diagnostic imaging, mainly by CT and MR, has a main role in the post-treatment evaluation...
February 6, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
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