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Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021888/a-good-short-term-outcome-in-delayed-decompression-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report
#1
J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021887/a-modified-technique-of-fixation-for-proximal-femoral-valgus-osteotomy-in-abnormal-bone-a-report-of-two-cases
#2
S Logheswaren, A R Sulaiman, I Munajat
The ideal size of intramedullary device to fix corrective osteotomy of proximal femur in abnormal bone in children and small patients may not be easily available. We report the successful use of Rush rod in combination with multiple Kirschner wires to fix the corrective osteotomy of coxa vara and shepherd crook deformity in two patients with osteogenesis imperfecta and fibrous dysplasia. The union was achieved on time, neck shaft angle and rotation were maintained.
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021886/antibiotic-laden-arthroplasty-with-a-novel-design-of-cement-mould-and-metallic-endoskeleton-for-treatment-of-hip-infection-an-inexpensive-alternative-a-preliminary-report-of-two-cases
#3
Cch William, S Simmrat, A M Suhaeb
Infection of the hip after implant fixation is an uncommon yet devastating complication that results in poor long-term outcome. The gold standard treatment for chronic infection after hip arthroplasty is a two-stage protocol: eradication of infection, follow by re-implantation arthroplasty. The use of interim antibiotic-laden cement spacer has become a popular procedure to maintain hip joint function and provide antibiotic elution simultaneously before re-implantation. However, antibiotic cement spacer is mechanically weak and breaks if overloaded...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021885/fracture-dislocation-at-c6-c7-level-with-quadriplegia-after-traditional-massage-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
#4
Kak Abilash, Qmq Mohd, Zah Ahmad, Basir Towil
Ankylosing spinal disorders (ASD) tend to result in fractures and/or dislocations after minor trauma because of the altered biomechanical properties. The relative risk of traumatic vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis has been estimated as three times higher than in the general population. These spine traumas, which are located at cervical level in 81% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, are complicated by neurological lesions in 65% of patients, due to the high inherent instability of these fractures...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021884/life-threatening-chlorhexidine-anaphylaxis-a-case-report
#5
R Y Kow, C L Low, J K Ruben, M Z Zaharul-Azri, M S Ng
Chlorhexidine is a common antiseptic and disinfectant used in the medical field. Allergy to chlorhexidine has been reported in the literature but life-threatening anaphylactic shock is rare. We present a case of severe anaphylactic shock due to chlorhexidine occurring during surgery. Literatures suggest that profound anaphylactic shock to chlorhexidine is commonly preceded by milder, non-specific reactions. These mild symptoms are often dismissed by both the patient and physicians alike. Direct questioning of these symptoms is necessary as a part of the pre-operative assessment and the patient should be referred for further immunology testing if indicated...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021883/brodie-s-abscess-of-posterior-ilium-with-gluteal-syndrome-an-unusual-cause-of-paediatric-low-back-pain-a-case-report
#6
G Behera, M Poduval, D K Patro, S Sahoo
Brodie's abscess is a variety of subacute osteomyelitis with a long duration of presentation and intermittent pain. It usually involves the metaphyseal region of long bones of the lower limbs. Brodie's abscess of pelvic bone is very rare. Involvement of posterior ilium with gluteal syndrome is extremely unusual and can be easily missed or misdiagnosed. We present a 9-year old boy who reported to us with intermittent low back pain of three months duration without any other constitutional symptoms. Clinically, there was mild tenderness over the posterior ilium...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021882/primary-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-fibula-treated-with-distal-fibulectomy-with-a-five-year-follow-up-a-case-report
#7
I Saadon, B Amit, A Zolquarnian, F Muhamad
Musculoskeletal tumours of the lower limbs especially malignant tumours are not common. The fibula is the site of primary bone tumours as reported in 2.4% of lower limb tumours with the proximal third being more frequently involved than the distal segment. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumour of nonhaematopoietic origin, with distal fibular involvement in 0.47% of patients. The advances in imaging techniques and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy have now made it possible to accurately define the extent of tumour and plan limb salvage with tumour resection...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021881/chronic-traumatic-sagittal-band-injury-with-extensor-tendon-dislocation-report-of-a-case-and-new-surgical-technique
#8
S Y Or, Y C Khaw, P X Hwang, T K Ong
Chronic sagittal band injury with tendon dislocation of the extensor digitorum communis in the hand often requires operative stabilization. Various surgical techniques have been reported to repair and reconstruct the sagittal band. Nonetheless, most of the techniques are technically demanding and require donor graft. In this case report, we report a novel surgical technique to centralize and stabilize the tendon by reattaching the radial sagittal band with anchor sutures. The advantages of this new technique are simple, no donor morbidity and stable repair to restore the normal biomechanics of the tendon...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021880/use-of-titanium-elastic-nails-in-the-adult-diaphyseal-humerus-fractures
#9
A S Upadhyay, N A Lil
Introduction: Humerus shaft fractures in adults can be managed conservatively with functional braces or operatively with plate osteosynthesis or with intramedullary nailing. Conventionally humerus intramedullary nailing is done either using humerus interlocking nails or Enders nails. In this study we analyse the outcome of humerus shaft fractures (upper and middle third) managed with closed ante-grade intramedullary titanium elastic nailing in terms of union rates, union time, functional results and complications...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021879/a-comparison-of-plain-radiography-with-computer-tomography-in-determining-coronal-and-sagittal-alignments-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
#10
G N Solayar, J Chinappa, I A Harris, D B Chen, S J Macdessi
Introduction: Optimal coronal and sagittal component positioning is important in achieving a successful outcome following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Modalities to determine post-operative alignment include plain radiography and computer tomography (CT) imaging. This study aims to determine the accuracy and reliability of plain radiographs in measuring coronal and sagittal alignment following TKA. Materials and Methods: A prospective, consecutive study of 58 patients undergoing TKA was performed comparing alignment data from plain radiographs and CT imaging...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021878/displaced-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children-are-they-all-identical
#11
S K Gera, McH Tan, Y G Lim, Kbl Lim
Introduction: This study aims to ascertain if there are any differences in supracondylar fractures between children under seven years of age and those above 7 years of age. Materials and Methods: All cases of displaced humerus supracondylar fractures that required surgical stabilization were identified and retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data, mode of injury, associated neurovascular injuries and details of surgery performed were obtained from clinical records. The Gartland classification and the extent of comminution of fractures were also documented from review of radiographs...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021877/determining-if-positive-predictive-value-using-laboratory-risk-indicator-for-necrotising-fasciitis-is-applicable-in-malaysian-patients-with-necrotising-fasciitis
#12
A Syed, T Alvin, A Fazrina, R Abdul
Introduction: Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly progressive infection of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia which spreads rapidly. The scoring system of Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotising Fasciitis (LRINEC) developed by Wong et al has been proposed as a tool for distinguishing NF and other soft tissue infections (STI) in Singapore. We set out to establish whether the LRINEC score is applicable in our Malaysian setting. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study of all patients admitted to our hospital diagnosed with NF or To Rule Out NF (TRO NF) between January 1st 2016 to 30th June 2016...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021876/coracoid-process-morphology-using-3d-ct-imaging-in-a-malaysian-population
#13
I I Imma, N M Nizlan, A R Ezamin, S Yusoff, M H Shukur
Introduction: The aims of this study are to define the coracoid process anatomy in a Malaysian population, carried out on patients in Hospital Serdang with specific emphasis on the dimension of the base of coracoid process which is important in coraco-acromial (CC) ligament reconstruction, to define the average amount of bone available for use in coracoid transfer, and to compare the size of coracoid process based on gender and race, and with findings in previous studies. Materials and Methods: Fifteen pairs of computed tomography (CT) based 3-dimensional models of shoulders of patients aged between 20 to 60 years old were examined...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021875/endoprosthetic-reconstruction-of-distal-humerus-following-resection-of-distal-humeral-giant-cell-tumours-in-six-patients-in-rural-india
#14
N Balasubramanian, R Gnanasundaram, S Prakasam
Giant cell tumour is a commonly occurring benign bone tumour in the Indian population. The common sites of involvement in descending order of frequency are distal femur, proximal tibia, distal radius and proximal humerus. The less commonly occurring sites are distal humerus, pelvis and proximal femur. We present six cases of giant cell tumour involving the distal humerus in rural India. After obtaining a tissue diagnosis by Trucut biopsy and classifying using Enneking's classification, we proceeded to perform wide resection followed by endoprosthetic reconstruction using custom mega prosthesis...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021874/functional-outcome-of-isolated-hoffa-fractures-treated-with-cannulated-cancellous-screw
#15
R Singh, R B Singh, M Mahendra
Introduction: Isolated Hoffa fracture is an infrequent injury and little research has been done on this subject. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome and complications of surgically managed Hoffa fractures with cannulated cancellous screw. Materials and Methods: Between 2011 and 2014, eight isolated Hoffa fractures in seven adult patients with mean age 39.8±11.9 years (range 25-60 years) were managed with cannulated cancellous screw of 6.5mm diameter applied in anterior to posterior direction using swashbuckler and medial parapatellar approach for lateral and medial Hoffa fractures respectively...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021873/comparative-study-of-proximal-tibia-and-iliac-crest-bone-graft-donor-sites-in-treatment-of-orthopaedic-pathologies
#16
O N Salawu, O M Babalola, B A Ahmed, G H Ibraheem, D M Kadir
Introduction: Bone graft is harvested from bone and used to stimulate bone healing due to its properties. The aims of the study were to compare the quantity of graft harvested from proximal tibia and iliac crest, and the complications at these donor sites. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective study carried out on all consecutive patients who had orthopaedic procedures that required bone grafting at the study centre, from April, 2015 to March, 2016. Results: During the study period, 86 patients were recruited; 43 of these patients had bone graft harvested from the proximal tibia, while the other 43 patients had graft harvested from the iliac crest...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021872/psychometric-properties-of-the-malay-language-version-of-knee-injury-and-osteoarthritis-outcome-score-koos-questionnaire-among-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-a-confirmatory-factor-analysis
#17
M M Zulkifli, A A Kadir, A Elias, K C Bea, A N Sadagatullah
Introduction: This study aimed to cross-culturally adapt a Malay version of Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and to evaluate its psychometric properties in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Materials and Methods: The English version KOOS was translated into a Malay version using forward and backward translation process, followed by face validity and content validity. Two hundred and twenty-six knee OA patients attending the Outpatient and Orthopaedic Clinics, Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital, completed the Malay version KOOS...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021871/knowledge-on-bone-banking-among-participants-in-an-orthopaedic-conference-a-preliminary-survey
#18
S Mohd, N Yusof, S Ramalingam, W M Ng, A Mansor
Despite increasing use of bone graft in Malaysia, there was still lack of data to quantify knowledge level on bone banking among orthopaedic community who are involved in transplantation related work. Therefore, a survey on awareness in tissue banking specifically bone banking, usage and choice of bone grafts was conducted. From 80 respondents, 82.5% were aware about tissue banking however only 12.5% knew of the existence of tissue banks in Malaysia. Femoral head was the bone allograft most often used as a substitute to autograft...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435585/perforators-in-the-leg-why-it-is-important-for-orthopaedic-surgeons-to-know
#19
N Mohd-Yusof, A A Ahmad-Alwi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435584/intra-articular-entrapment-of-medial-epicondyle-fracture-fragment-in-elbow-joint-dislocation-causing-ulnar-neuropraxia-a-case-report
#20
J Syed, A R Zamri, S Jamaluddin, J K Ruben, M Gopindran
Traumatic elbow dislocations in children are rare but most of them are complex dislocations, and in such dislocations, medial humerus epicondyle fractureis the most common associated injury. Fracture incarceration in the elbow joint occurs in 5-18% of medial humerus epicondyle fractures but ulnar neuropraxia is very rare. Open reduction internal fixation is indicated in medial humerus epicondyle fracture with fracture incarceration, ulnar neuropraxia, marked instability or open fracture. Operative treatment options include fragment excision and sutures, closed or open reduction and Kirschner wire fixation, open reduction and suture fixation, open reduction and smooth pin fixation, and open reduction and screw fixation...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
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