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Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540118/spinal-cord-injury-in-the-geriatric-population-risk-factors-treatment-options-and-long-term-management
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REVIEW
Tochukwu C Ikpeze, Addisu Mesfin
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are sustained by more than 12 500 patients per year in the United States and more globally. The SCIs disproportionately affect the elderly, especially men. Approximately 60% of these injuries are sustained traumatically through falls, but nontraumatic causes including infections, tumors, and medication-related epidural bleeding have also been documented. Preexisting conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis can render the spine stiff and are risk factors as well as cervical spondylosis and ensuing cervical stenosis...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540117/orthogeriatric-combined-management-of-elderly-patients-with-proximal-femoral-fracture-results-of-a-1-year-follow-up
#2
Stefan Förch, Reiner Kretschmer, Thomas Haufe, Johannes Plath, Edgar Mayr
INTRODUCTION: According to the expected demographical changes, the number of elderly trauma patients will increase exponentially over the next decades. Different models of an interdisciplinary orthogeriatric care have been developed. But there is only limited evaluation of their benefit without clear and evidence-based results. In 2011, we monitored the results of our orthogeriatric combined management by conducting a 1-year follow-up. METHODS: We treated 231 patients presenting a proximal femoral fracture on our orthogeriatric ward...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540116/using-care-bundles-to-improve-surgical-outcomes-and-reduce-variation-in-care-for-fragility-hip-fracture-patients
#3
Stephanie Bandara, Genni Lynch, Cameron Cooke, Paul Varghese, Nicola Ward
INTRODUCTION: Fragility hip fractures constitute a large proportion of orthogeriatric admissions to orthopedic wards. This study looked at reducing variation in care in fragility hip fracture patients using a novel approach with care bundles. The care bundle comprises 5 elements targeted at providing adequate analgesia, early mobilization, improving recognition of delirium, and decreasing rates of urinary infections. METHODS: A total of 198 patients who sustained a fragility hip fracture during the intervention period were included in the study...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540115/the-benefits-of-streamlined-hip-fracture-management-in-a-regional-hospital
#4
T C Mow, Jen Lukeis, A G Sutherland
INTRODUCTION: Hip fracture is an increasingly common injury in the growing elderly population. The morbidity and mortality associated with this injury can be reduced by minimizing delays to surgical treatment. We describe the impact of a regional hospital service redesign project that utilized the principles of smart simplicity, a management strategy that lays emphasis on collaboration to achieve desired goals. METHODS: Prior to the redesign, patients with hip fractures were taking an average of 72 hours for surgical treatment...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540114/expert-consensus-on-predictive-parameters-for-the-occurrence-of-a-fall-and-a-contralateral-hip-fracture-1-and-3-years-after-hip-fracture-a-delphi-survey
#5
Alexander Joeris, Anahí Hurtado-Chong, Michael Blauth, Joerg Goldhahn, Nicolas S Bodmer, Lucas M Bachmann
BACKGROUND: Early identification of people at risk for a contralateral hip fracture would be desirable to favorably influence patients' prognosis. A recent systematic review failed to depict stringent patterns of risk parameters to be used for decision-making in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To perform a consensus study using the Delphi method to reach an expert consensus on predictive parameters for the occurrence of a fall and a contralateral hip fracture 1 and 3 years after hip fracture...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540113/comparison-of-3-different-perioperative-care-models-for-patients-with-hip-fractures-within-1-health-service
#6
Lillian Sarah Coventry, Austin Nguyen, Amalia Karahalios, Sasha Roshan-Zamir, Phong Tran
INTRODUCTION: Orthogeriatric care models have been introduced within many health-care facilities to improve outcomes for hip fracture patients. This study aims to evaluate differences in care between 3 models, an orthopedic model, a geriatric model, and a comanaged model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for hip fracture patients treated at Western Health between November 2012 and March 2014. All patients aged 65 years or older were included in the analysis...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540112/comparison-of-postoperative-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-a-do-not-resuscitate-order-undergoing-elective-and-nonelective-hip-surgery
#7
Anair Beverly, Ethan Y Brovman, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE: Emergency hip surgery generally has worse outcomes than elective hip surgery, even when adjusted for patient and surgical factors. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status patients are typically at higher perioperative risk and undergo a narrow range of surgical procedures. We aimed to compare the outcomes after hip surgery of differing degrees of urgency in this cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data, we conducted univariate and multivariate analyses comparing outcomes of DNR status patients after emergency and nonemergency hip surgery (2007-2013)...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540111/age-sex-body-mass-index-education-and-social-support-influence-functional-results-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#8
Tomas Sveikata, Narunas Porvaneckas, Paulius Kanopa, Alma Molyte, Dalius Klimas, Valentinas Uvarovas, Algirdas Venalis
INTRODUCTION: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Patient-reported outcome after TKA is influenced by multiple patient-related factors. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate preoperative patient-related factors and to compare the self-reported outcomes 1 year after TKA among groups differing by age, sex, body mass index (BMI), education, and social support level. METHODS: 314 patients, who underwent TKA in Vilnius Republican University Hospital between the end of 2012 and the middle of 2014, were included in a study...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255514/initial-preoperative-management-of-geriatric-hip-fractures
#9
REVIEW
Tochukwu C Ikpeze, Stephen Mohney, John C Elfar
Hip fractures are a common emergency among the geriatric population and often requires immediate hospitalization for proper assessment. More than 90% of the time, hip fractures are suffered by individuals older than 65 and are usually precipitated predominantly by falls. Current studies show that the average individual over 65 years falls at least once a year, and roughly 1 out of every 4 of these individuals succumb to their injuries just 12 months following surgical treatment. Moreover, timely treatment and management of these hip fractures have shown to decrease mortality by reducing cardiopulmonary and venous thromboembolic complications that often accompany hip surgeries...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255513/indications-for-direct-laryngoscopic-examination-of-vocal-cord-function-prior-to-anterior-cervical-surgery
#10
REVIEW
Anirudh Gowd, Alireza Nazemi, Jonathan Carmouche, Todd Albert, Caleb Behrend
Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) is among the most common complications in both thyroid surgeries and anterior approaches to the cervical spine, having both a diverse etiology and presentation. Most bilateral paresis, with subsequent devastating impact on patients, are due to failure to recognize unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis and, although rare, are entirely preventable with appropriate history and screening. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy has been shown to present asymptomatically in as high as 32% of cases, which yields limitations on exclusively screening with physical examination...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255512/seasonal-variation-in-hip-fracture-mortality
#11
Dennis K H Yee, Christian Fang, T W Lau, Terence Pun, T M Wong, Frankie Leung
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify if wintertime surgery increases the mortality of the patients after hip fracture operations. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: The data for this citywide retrospective observational cohort study came from Clinical Data Analysis Reporting System. PATIENT: This study included 35 409 patients with hip fracture operations from July 2005 to December 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cox regression hazard model was used to estimate the independent effect of operation being performed in winter on the hazard of mortality...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255511/can-direct-current-electrotherapy-be-used-for-patients-with-orthopedic-implants
#12
Evangeline Thaler, Felippe Toledo, Holger Korte
INTRODUCTION: Although electrotherapy appears to have particularly interesting applications in the field of postoperative orthopedic rehabilitation, relatively little scientifically based research has been conducted in the area of electrotherapy with regard to safety involving patients with orthopedic implants. METHOD: Three electrotherapy forms were tested, such as high-volt stimulation (HVS), transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), and galvanic current (GAL), using a model system containing a metal implant plate to evaluate whether heating in excess of 3°C would occur...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255510/risk-factors-for-urinary-retention-following-surgical-repair-of-hip-fracture-in-female-patients
#13
Ron Cialic, Victor Shvedov, Yaffa Lerman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common event following surgical procedures. An increase in the number of elderly individuals who undergo hip fracture repair procedures is inevitable due to the aging of population. Postoperative urinary retention is associated with both early (infections, delirium) and late complications (urinary incontinence) of surgery. The objective of the current study is to direct attention to the less studied population of patients admitted to a geriatric rehabilitation ward following hip fracture repair who are at risk of POUR...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255509/palliative-management-of-nonoperative-femoral-neck-fractures-with-continuous-peripheral-pain-catheters-20-patient-case-series
#14
Christopher H Rashidifard, Nicholas M Romeo, Paul Muccino, Mark Richardson, Thomas G DiPasquale
INTRODUCTION: To identify the success of pain catheters in the management of pain in nonoperatively treated femoral neck fractures (FNFs) in supplement to current multimodal protocols for end-of-life pain management. METHODS: Twenty patients aged older than 50 years with FNFs were selected in a retrospective fashion at a level 1 trauma center. These patients were treated nonoperatively with indwelling continuous peripheral pain catheters to palliate pain. Adjunctive pain control for patients undergoing nonoperative management of FNFs was provided with an indwelling continuous intra-articular/peripheral nerve ropivacaine pain catheters...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255508/early-complications-following-osteosynthesis-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-comparison-of-geriatric-and-nongeriatric-cohorts
#15
Richard M Hinds, John T Capo, Sanjeev Kakar, James Roberson, Michael B Gottschalk
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are common geriatric fractures with the overall incidence expected to increase as the population continues to age. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the short-term complication rates in geriatric versus nongeriatric cohorts following osteosynthesis of DRFs. METHODS: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) part II database was queried for adult DRF cases performed from 2007 to 2013. Current Procedural Terminology codes were used to identify cases treated via osteosynthesis...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255507/the-effect-of-insurance-type-on-fragility-fracture-patient-access-to-endocrinology-under-the-affordable-care-act
#16
Daniel H Wiznia, Sifon Ndon, Chang-Yeon Kim, Theodore Zaki, Michael P Leslie
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of insurance type (Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance) on fragility fracture patients' access to endocrinology specialists in the postoperative period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research team called 247 board-certified endocrinologists in 8 representative states. The caller requested an appointment for her fictitious mother to be evaluated for osteoporosis after suffering a hip fracture that required surgery. The caller stated that her mother had an abnormal level of parathyroid hormone and her mother's orthopedic surgeon believed she needed to see an endocrinologist...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255506/spinal-epidural-hematoma-related-to-vertebral-fracture-in-an-atypical-rigid-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-a-case-report
#17
José Ramírez Villaescusa, Marcela Restrepo Pérez, David Ruiz Picazo
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare disease that causes cord compression and neurologic deficit. Spontaneous SEH is related to minor trauma, bleeding disorders, and anticoagulant medications. Posttraumatic SEH has been associated with low-energy spine hyperextension injuries in patients with ankylosing spinal disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A variant named atypical DISH-like with SEH is reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the management, diagnosis, and treatment of an unusual SEH case in a patient causing delayed neurologic deficit with rigid atypical DISH-like spine...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255505/odontoid-fracture-in-a-patient-with-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis
#18
Adan Omar, Addisu Mesfin
Nonoperative management of fractures in the setting of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) or ankylosing spondylitis is often unsuccessful. The subaxial spine is a common site of hyperextension fractures in the setting of DISH. Fractures of the upper cervical spine are uncommon in DISH. We report, to our knowledge, the first case describing successful nonoperative management of a type 2 odontoid fracture in a patient with DISH. We discuss the patient's initial presentation, physical examination, imaging findings, and management...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255504/usefulness-of-urinoculture-to-patients-with-dementia-and-femoral-neck-fracture-at-admission-to-hospital-preliminary-results
#19
Laura Garcia-Nuño, Carlos Villamil, Araceli González-Cuevas, David Martí, Silvia Capilla, Maria José Vives, Xavier Oncins, Pere Torner, Juan Castellanos, Lluís Font-Vizcarra
INTRODUCTION: While preoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) has the potential to cause bacteremia and postsurgical acute prosthetic joint infections (APJIs), the influence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (AB) in these infections remains unclear. So the majority of guidelines not recommend the treatment of AB prior to the surgery. However, as patients with dementia usually cannot explain the symptoms of dysuria, the differential diagnosis between AB and UTI may be very difficult in this group of patients...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255503/outcome-and-2-year-survival-rate-in-elderly-patients-with-lateral-compression-fractures-of-the-pelvis
#20
Andreas Höch, Orkun Özkurtul, Philipp Pieroh, Christoph Josten, Jörg Böhme
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporotic pelvic ring fractures are a rising problem for surgeons in industrialized countries. There is no evidence-based treatment strategy especially for lateral compression (LC) fractures involving the sacrum. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare outcome and survival rate of nonoperative and operative treatment strategies for lateral compression fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, 128 patients (aged ≥65 years) with an Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) types B2...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
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