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Ghazwan Abdulla Hasan, Saif Mohammed Kani, Ahmed Alqatub
INTRODUCTION: Spinal Epidural abscess (SEA) is an uncommon pathology that needs an urgent intervention to decompress the pressure on the spinal epidural sac, cord, and roots. The authors report a rare case of a young adult with lumbar spinal epidural tuberculous abscess occupying the spinal canal from L2-L5 vertebrae with extesion to the posterior paraspinal muscles and presenting with bilateral progressive lower limb weakness.   Case report: A 42 years old male teacher presented with a 15-day history of progressive difficulty to walking and bilateral lower limb weakness associated with fever, malaise and later on urinary incontinence...
2018: SICOT-J
Chahine Assi, Nadim Kheir, Camille Samaha, Pascal Kouyoumjian, Kaissar Yammine
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) remains a therapeutic challenge for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). The majority of these patients are young with high functional demand, and show an increased risk of dislocation following surgery than patients with osteoarthritis. The use of double mobility cup (DMC) has been linked with lower rates of complications when compared to conservative cups; however, the literature is scarce over DMC results in patients with ONFH...
2018: SICOT-J
Varun Arora, Pierre Navarre, Mathias Russ, Max Esser
Fracture of the femoral head (OTA 31-C1.3) following anterior obturator dislocations are a challenging problem as the fractures are often communited, impacted and with loose osteochondral fragments, making surgical fixation difficult. This can result in residual articular defects if the fragments cannot be internally fixed and need be excised, predisposing to secondary osteoarthritis. Treatment options for these defects are limited, have variable results and with limited literature to guide us on outcomes due to the rarity of these injuries...
2018: SICOT-J
Michele Bisaccia, Andrea Cappiello, Luigi Meccariello, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Gabriele Falzarano, Antonio Medici, Cristina Ibáñez Vicente, Luigi Piscitelli, Verdiana Stano, Olga Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa
INTRODUCTION: Distal tibial fractures are the most common long bone fractures. Several studies focusing on the methods of treatment of displaced distal tibial fractures have been published. To date, locked plates, intramedullary nails and external fixation are the three most used techniques. The aim of our study was to compare intramedullary nail (IMN) and locked plate (LP) for treatment of this kind of fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected data on 81 patients with distal tibial fractures (distance from the joint between 40 and 100 mm) and we divided into two groups: IMN and LP...
2018: SICOT-J
Ahmed Abdelbadie, Ahmed Ali Toreih, Mohamed Ahmed Radwan
INTRODUCTION: Only 70-85% of patients that had total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are satisfied with their knees. The need for a near to normal knee kinematics is crucial and maybe the solution to their needs. Addressing the cruciate ligaments during surgery along with the extent of arthrosis may give a solution to this problem. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients in whom a total knee arthroplasty was indicated and performed were prospectively documented...
2018: SICOT-J
Mohamed Abd El-Radi, Oliver R Marin-Peña, Hatem Galal Said, Marc Tey-Pons
Chondrolabral complex is a weak point along an histological transition zone. Most cartilage and labral lesions in the femoroacetabular impingement syndrome are located in this area. Different classifications are used to evaluate the severity and predict the prognosis of chondrolabral complex injuries. Acetabular Labrum Articular Disruption (ALAD) and Multicenter Arthroscopy of the Hip Outcomes Research Network (MAHORN) classifications are commonly used with a prognosis and treatment implication. Treatment of chondrolabral lesions detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), should only be considered when clinical symptoms are presented...
2017: SICOT-J
Steffen Thier, Christel Weiss, Stefan Fickert
PURPOSE: Current literature indicates that the appropriate treatment of articular cartilage defects has significant influence on the postoperative outcome after hip arthroscopy. In the hip, arthroscopic treatment of cartilage defects is technically challenging, especially the autologous chondrocyte implantation/matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI/MACI) procedures. The purpose of this prospective study was to introduce two injectable MACI products with self-adherent properties...
2017: SICOT-J
Emil Kongsted Holm, Cody Bünger, Casper Bindzus Foldager
Bertolotti's syndrome (BS) refers to the possible association between the congenital malformation lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV), and low back pain (LBP). Several treatments have been proposed including steroid injections, resections of the LSTV, laminectomy, and lumbar spinal fusion. The aim of this review was to compare the clinical outcomes in previous trials and case reports for these treatments in patients with LBP and LSTV. A PubMed search was conducted. We included English studies of patients diagnosed with LSTV treated with steroid injection, laminectomy, spinal fusion or resection of the transitional articulation...
2017: SICOT-J
Jean-Louis Prudhon, Régis Verdier
INTRODUCTION: Since 1996 we have been using cementless fixation with hydroxyapatite (HA) coating. The purpose of this paper is to compare survivorship of a series of 100 cemented Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) to a similar series of 100 cementless with a follow up of 11-16 years. Material methods: Both TKA are mobile bearing total knee postero-stabilized. They can be used with cement or without cement. Among 1030 New Wave TKATM implanted from 2002 to 2015 we have identified 100 cemented TKAs and 100 cementless TKAs...
2017: SICOT-J
Belal Elnady, Mohammad M El-Sharkawi, Mohamed El-Meshtawy, Faisal F Adam, Galal Zaki Said
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this prospective case series study is to document safety and effectiveness of high density pedicle screws through posterior only approach with intraoperative wake-up test in correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, all surgically treated patients for AIS were followed up for a minimum of 2 years. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using scoliosis research society-22 (SRS) questionnaire. All patients were classified according to Lenke classification...
2017: SICOT-J
Kestutis Valancius, Gaurav Garg, Madalina Duicu, Ebbe Stender Hansen, Cody Bunger
Charcot's spine is a long-term complication of spinal cord injury. The lesion is often localized at the caudal end of long fusion constructs and distal to the level of paraplegia. However, cases are rare and the literature relevant to the management of Charcot's arthropathy is limited. This paper reviews the clinical features, diagnosis, and surgical management of post-traumatic spinal neuroarthropathy in the current literature. We present a rare case of adjacent level Charcot's lesion of the lumbar spine in a paraplegic patient, primarily treated for traumatic spinal cord lesion 39 years before current surgery...
2017: SICOT-J
Chahine Assi, Nadim Kheir, Camille Samaha, Moussa Chamoun, Kaissar Yammine
The patella remains one of the main sources of post-operative complication following total knee arthroplasty surgery. Optimal positioning of the patellar component is still a controversy with no clear-cut guidelines. Instead of choosing an empirical position, we described a novel surgical technique to better locate the patellar button based on the individual patellar anatomy of each patient.
2017: SICOT-J
Mahmoud A Hafez, Kirti Moholkar
Patient-specific instruments (PSI) aim to improve the accuracy of total knee replacement (TKR) based on computer-assisted preoperative planning. In this work, the authors describe the advantages and pitfalls of PSI based on their clinical experience. The main conclusion of this work is that PSI has direct impact on the logistical and technical features of TKR with some advantages and pitfalls.
2017: SICOT-J
Radha Mehta, Himanshu Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar decompressions and micro-discectomies are commonly performed non-complex spinal surgeries that do not involve the insertion of metalwork into the spine and are done for symptomatic disc prolapse and lumbar spinal stenosis, whereas complex-spinal surgery does require metalwork [1]. Studies of complex-spinal surgeries show that smoking has a significant negative impact on the outcome of the surgery [2] therefore, the cessation of smoking is advised prior to surgery [3]...
2017: SICOT-J
Prasad Ellanti, Kunal Mohan, Andrew Moriarity, Niall Hogan, Tom McCarthy
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis and related fractures constitute a significant burden on modern healthcare. The standard method of diagnosing osteoporosis with a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan is limited by accessibility and expense. The thickness of the cortex of the proximal femur on plain radiographs has been suggested to be a method for indicating osteoporosis and as a risk factor of hip fractures in the elderly. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken to assess the usefulness of the canal-diaphysis ratio (CDR) as a risk factor for developing a hip fracture, excluding patients presenting under 50 years old, following high-energy trauma or pathological fractures...
2017: SICOT-J
Ming Han Lincoln Liow, Pak Lin Chin, Hee Nee Pang, Darren Keng-Jin Tay, Seng-Jin Yeo
THINK Surgical TSolution-One(®) is an active-autonomous, image-based, robotic milling system which enables the surgeon to attain a consistently accurate implant component positioning. The TSolution-One(®) system is capable of achieving this through an image-based preoperative planning system which allows the surgeon to create, view and analyse the surgical outcome in 3D. The accuracy and precision of component positioning have been attributed to the following factors: customized distal femoral resection, accurate determination of the femoral rotational alignment, minimization of errors and maintenance of bone temperature with robotic milling...
2017: SICOT-J
Guillaume Herzberg, Eloise Tebaa
INTRODUCTION: Injuries combining a humeral head fracture-dislocation and a shaft fracture of the ipsilateral humerus are very rare. They should be separated from extended fractures of the humeral head to the shaft [1]. CASE REPORT: We present the case of an active 84-year-old man who sustained a three-part fracture-dislocation of the proximal humerus combined with a long spiral humeral middle third diaphyseal fracture, after a ski fall. We were unable to find a similar case in the literature...
2017: SICOT-J
Andreas F Mavrogenis, Vasilios G Igoumenou, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, George N Panagopoulos, Ioannis P Galanopoulos, Christos Th Vottis, Eirinaios Karamanis, Panayiotis Koulouvaris, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos
INTRODUCTION: There are limited information and inconclusive results for dual head screw intramedullary hip nails for trochanteric fractures. Therefore, we performed a prospective study to evaluate the healing of fractures, and survival, function, and complications of patients operated with this implant. METHODS: We prospectively studied 79 patients (61 women and 18 men; mean age: 84.7 years; range: 65-96 years) with a low-energy trochanteric fracture, treated with a dual head screw intramedullary hip nail from 2013 to 2016...
2017: SICOT-J
Edmond C Y U, Glyn A Pryor, Martyn J Parker
INTRODUCTION: Hospital at home (HAH) is a service that provides home-based nursing and rehabilitation services whose aim is to prevent admission or to facilitate early discharge from care in an acute hospital. METHODS: We evaluated the effectiveness of early discharge hospital at home (HAH) schemes for hip fracture patients over a 27-year period in a district general hospital in the United Kingdom. A long-term database for audit and research purposes is maintained for all hip fracture patients admitted to Peterborough City Hospital...
2017: SICOT-J
Mandeep S Dhillon, Sharad Prabhakar
Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneus fractures (DIACFs) represent a source of tremendous disability to the patient, economic burden to the society and a treatment challenge to the average orthopaedic surgeon. To date, no single approach is universally applicable to all calcaneus fractures. Despite a plethora of published meta-analyses and recent randomized controlled trials, the literature is still unclear and offers conflicting recommendations. The aim of this current concepts review is to assess the latest available data and offer pragmatic and practical recommendations to address some of the issues surrounding DIACFs...
2017: SICOT-J
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