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Bone & Joint Journal

A Salandy, K Malhotra, A J Goldberg, N Cullen, D Singh
AIMS: Smoking is associated with post-operative complications but smokers often under-report the amount they smoke. Our objective was to determine whether a urine dipstick test could be used as a substitute for quantitative cotinine assays to determine smoking status in patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between September 2013 and July 2014 we conducted a prospective cohort study in which 127 consecutive patients undergoing a planned foot and ankle arthrodesis or osteotomy were included...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
J-J Sinikumpu, S Victorzon, T Pokka, E-L Lindholm, T Peljo, W Serlo
AIMS: We present the clinical and radiographic outcome of 81 children with Gartland type I to III supracondylar humeral fractures at a minimum follow-up of ten years (mean 12.1 years; 10.3 to 16.1) following injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical and functional outcomes are compared with normal age- and gender-matched individuals. The population-based study setting was first identified from the institutional registries; the rate of participation was 76%. Controls were randomly selected from Finnish National Population Registry...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
D J Cundall-Curry, J E Lawrence, D M Fountain, C R Gooding
AIMS: We present an audit comparing our level I major trauma centre's data for a cohort of patients with hip fractures in the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) with locally held data on these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 2036 records for episodes between July 2009 and June 2014 were reviewed. RESULTS: The demographics of nine patients were recorded incorrectly. The rate of incorrect data in operation codes was most significant with overall accuracy of 0...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
R Rohilla, J Wadhwani, A Devgan, R Singh, M Khanna
AIMS: This is a prospective randomised study which compares the radiological and functional outcomes of ring and rail fixators in patients with an infected gap (> 3 cm) nonunion of the tibia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between May 2008 and February 2013, 70 patients were treated at our Institute for a posttraumatic osseocutaneous defect of the tibia measuring at least 3 cm. These were randomised into two groups of 35 patients using the lottery method. Group I patients were treated with a ring fixator and group II patients with a rail fixator...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
C D Smith, S J Booker, H S Uppal, J Kitson, T D Bunker
AIMS: Despite the expansion of arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, the open deltopectoral approach is increasingly used for the fixation of fractures and arthroplasty of the shoulder. The anatomy of the terminal branches of the posterior circumflex humeral artery (PCHA) has not been described before. We undertook an investigation to correct this omission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The vascular anatomy encountered during 100 consecutive elective deltopectoral approaches was recorded, and the common variants of the terminal branches of the PCHA are described...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
U Butt, M S Rashid, D Temperley, S Crank, A Birch, A J Freemont, I A Trail
AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyse human muscle tissue before and after rotator cuff repair to look for evidence of regeneration, and to characterise the changes seen in the type of muscle fibre. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were assessed pre-operatively and one year post-operatively using the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) and MRI. The cross-sectional area and distribution of the type of muscle fibre were assessed on biopsies, which were taken at surgery and one year post-operatively...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
M Laubscher, C Mitchell, A Timms, D Goodier, P Calder
AIMS: Patients undergoing femoral lengthening by external fixation tolerate treatment less well when compared to tibial lengthening. Lengthening of the femur with an intramedullary device may have advantages. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed all cases of simple femoral lengthening performed at our unit from 2009 to 2014. Cases of nonunions, concurrent deformities, congenital limb deficiencies and lengthening with an unstable hip were excluded, leaving 33 cases (in 22 patients; 11 patients had bilateral procedures) for review...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
V Bucknall, D Rutherford, D MacDonald, H Shalaby, J McKinley, S J Breusch
AIMS: This is the first prospective study to report the pre- and post-operative patient reported outcomes and satisfaction scores following excision of interdigital Morton's neuroma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between May 2006 and April 2013, we prospectively studied 99 consecutive patients (111 feet) who were to undergo excision of a Morton's neuroma. There were 78 women and 21 men with a mean age at the time of surgery of 56 years (22 to 78). Patients completed the Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ), Short Form-12 (SF-12) and a supplementary patient satisfaction survey three months pre-operatively and six months post-operatively...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
J W Brodsky, J M Kane, S Coleman, J Bariteau, S Tenenbaum
AIMS: The surgical management of ankle arthritis with tibiotalar arthrodesis is known to alter gait, as compared with normal ankles. The purpose of this study was to assess post-operative gait function with gait before arthrodesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 20 patients who underwent three-dimensional gait analysis before and after tibiotalar arthrodesis. Cadence, step length, walking velocity and total support time were assessed. Kinetic parameters, including the moment and power of the ankle in the sagittal plane and hip power were also recorded...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
H B Waterson, N D Clement, K S Eyres, V I Mandalia, A D Toms
AIMS: Our aim was to compare kinematic with mechanical alignment in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective blinded randomised controlled trial to compare the functional outcome of patients undergoing TKA in mechanical alignment (MA) with those in kinematic alignment (KA). A total of 71 patients undergoing TKA were randomised to either kinematic (n = 36) or mechanical alignment (n = 35). Pre- and post-operative hip-knee-ankle radiographs were analysed...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
H-R Choi, K Agrawal, H Bedair
AIMS: We hypothesised that the synovial white blood cell (WBC) count in patients with a late periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) of the hip would depend on the duration of a patient's symptoms, and that the optimal diagnostic threshold would also depend on this period of time. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The synovial WBC count and percentage of polymorphonuclear cells (%PMN), and the serum CRP and ESR levels obtained > six weeks after primary THA were compared between 50 infected and 88 non-infected THAs, and in patients with symptoms for more than or less than two weeks...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
J Palan, M C Smith, P Gregg, S Mellon, A Kulkarni, K Tucker, A W Blom, D W Murray, H Pandit
AIMS: Periprosthetic fracture (PF) after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication. This study aims to investigate the influence of cemented stem designs on the risk of needing a revision for a PF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed data on 257 202 primary THAs with cemented stems and 390 linked first revisions for PF recorded in the National Joint Registry (NJR) of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to determine if a cemented femoral stem brand was associated with the risk of having revision for a PF after primary THA...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
L Spencer-Gardner, J Pierrepont, M Topham, J Baré, S McMahon, A J Shimmin
AIMS: Accurate placement of the acetabular component during total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an important factor in the success of the procedure. However, the reported accuracy varies greatly and is dependent upon whether free hand or navigated techniques are used. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of an instrument system that incorporates 3D printed, patient-specific guides designed to optimise the placement of the acetabular component. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 100 consecutive patients were prospectively enrolled and the accuracy of placement of the acetabular component was measured using post-operative CT scans...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
P van der Voort, E R Valstar, B L Kaptein, M Fiocco, H J L van der Heide, R G H H Nelissen
AIMS: The widely used and well-proven Palacos R (a.k.a. Refobacin Palacos R) bone cement is no longer commercially available and was superseded by Refobacin bone cement R and Palacos R + G in 2005. However, the performance of these newly introduced bone cements have not been tested in a phased evidence-based manner, including roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this blinded, randomised, clinical RSA study, the migration of the Stanmore femoral component was compared between Refobacin bone cement R and Palacos R + G in 62 consecutive total hip arthroplasties...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
T Amano, Y Hasegawa, T Seki, Y Takegami, K Murotani, N Ishiguro
AIMS: The influence of identifiable pre-operative factors on the outcome of eccentric rotational acetabular osteotomy (ERAO) is unknown. We aimed to determine the factors that might influence the outcome, in order to develop a scoring system for predicting the prognosis for patients undergoing this procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 700 consecutive ERAOs in 54 men and 646 women with symptomatic acetabular dysplasia or early onset osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip, which were undertaken between September 1989 and March 2013...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
M T Nousiainen, S A McQueen, J Hall, W Kraemer, P Ferguson, J L Marsh, R R Reznick, M R Reed, R Sonnadara
As residency training programmes around the globe move towards competency-based medical education (CBME), there is a need to review current teaching and assessment practices as they relate to education in orthopaedic trauma. Assessment is the cornerstone of CBME, as it not only helps to determine when a trainee is fit to practice independently, but it also provides feedback on performance and guides the development of competence. Although a standardised core knowledge base for trauma care has been developed by the leading national accreditation bodies and international agencies that teach and perform research in orthopaedic trauma, educators have not yet established optimal methods for assessing trainees' performance in managing orthopaedic trauma patients...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
C Spang, H Alfredson, S I Docking, L Masci, G Andersson
In recent years, the plantaris tendon has been implicated in the development of chronic painful mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. In some cases, a thickened plantaris tendon is closely associated with the Achilles tendon, and surgical excision of the plantaris tendon has been reported to be curative in patients who have not derived benefit following conservative treatment and surgical interventions. The aim of this review is to outline the basic aspects of, and the recent research findings, related to the plantaris tendon, covering anatomical and clinical studies including those dealing with histology, imaging and treatment...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
C C Hong, C J Pearce, M S Ballal, J D F Calder
Injuries to the foot in athletes are often subtle and can lead to a substantial loss of function if not diagnosed and treated appropriately. For these injuries in general, even after a diagnosis is made, treatment options are controversial and become even more so in high level athletes where limiting the time away from training and competition is a significant consideration. In this review, we cover some of the common and important sporting injuries affecting the foot including updates on their management and outcomes...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
F S Haddad
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October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
L A Lisowski, L I Meijer, M P J van den Bekerom, P Pilot, A E Lisowski
AIMS: The interest in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for medial osteoarthritis has increased rapidly but the long-term follow-up of the Oxford UKAs has yet to be analysed in non-designer centres. We have examined our ten- to 15-year clinical and radiological follow-up data for the Oxford Phase III UKAs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 1999 and January 2005 a total of 138 consecutive Oxford Phase III arthroplasties were performed by a single surgeon in 129 patients for medial compartment osteoarthritis (71 right and 67 left knees, mean age 72...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
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