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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515749/thromboembolic-complications-after-an-ankle-joint-open-fracture-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-the-lower-limbs
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Tomasz Stankowski, Sleiman Sebastian Aboul-Hassan, Piotr Stępiński, Anna Szymańska, Jakub Marczak, Romuald Cichoń
A 55-year-old patient was admitted to the Department of Orthopedics due to an open fracture in the right ankle joint. On the seventh day of hospitalization the patient experienced a transient ischemic attack. During the next day, dyspnea, chest pain and a 'rider' type pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary trunk occluding both pulmonary arteries and its branches were diagnosed. The patient was transferred to the Department of Cardiac Surgery. He underwent pulmonary embolectomy for massive pulmonary, right and left atrial embolism, and left ventricular embolism...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514314/infected-tibia-defect-fractures-treated-with-the-masquelet-technique
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Julia Mühlhäusser, Jörg Winkler, Reto Babst, Frank J P Beeres
The treatment after open and infected fractures with extensive soft tissue damage and bone deficit remains a challenging clinical problem. The technique described by Masquelet, using a temporary cement spacer to induce a membrane combined with reconstructive soft tissue coverage, is a possible solution. This study describes the work-up, operative procedure, complications, and the outcome of a homogenous group of patients with an open and infected tibia fracture and segmental bone loss treated with the Masquelet technique (MT)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502602/uncontacted-tire-explosion-causing-trauma-to-bilateral-lower-extremities-a-case-report
#3
Ming-Yang Yu, Yun Su, Xiang-Jun Meng, Bo-Wu Luan, Gui-Shan Gu, Qiang Sun, De-Wei Zhao
It is uncommon for tire explosion related injuries on the lower extremity. The bilateral lower extremities were injured by tire explosion when the patient was seated in a bus. She sustained an open fracture with partial bone loss in the right calcaneus (a comminuted fracture in the right ankle joint) and a closed comminuted fracture in the left tibia and fibula. This damage was caused by uncontacted tire explosion, thanks to a thick floor between the exploded tire and the patient's feet. This type of injury on lower extremity caused by uncontacted tire explosion was uncommon...
March 16, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500297/three-dimensional-quantitative-fracture-analysis-of-tight-gas-sandstones-using-industrial-computed-tomography
#4
Jin Lai, Guiwen Wang, Zhuoying Fan, Jing Chen, Ziqiang Qin, Chengwen Xiao, Shuchen Wang, Xuqiang Fan
Tight gas sandstone samples are imaged at high resolution industrial X-ray computed tomography (ICT) systems to provide a three-dimensional quantitative characterization of the fracture geometries. Fracture networks are quantitatively analyzed using a combination of 2-D slice analysis and 3-D visualization and counting. The core samples are firstly scanned to produce grayscale slices, and the corresponding fracture area, length, aperture and fracture porosity as well as fracture density were measured. Then the 2-D slices were stacked to create a complete 3-D image using volume-rendering software...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489714/feasibility-of-and-rationale-for-the-collection-of-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery-quality-of-care-metrics
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Anna N Miller, Rosemary Kozar, Philip Wolinsky
INTRODUCTION: Reproducible metrics are needed to evaluate the delivery of orthopaedic trauma care, national care, norms, and outliers. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is uniquely positioned to collect and evaluate the data needed to evaluate orthopaedic trauma care via the Committee on Trauma and the Trauma Quality Improvement Project. METHODS: We evaluated the first quality metrics the ACS has collected for orthopaedic trauma surgery to determine whether these metrics can be appropriately collected with accuracy and completeness...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484909/humeral-shaft-fractures-national-trends-in-management
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Bradley S Schoch, Eric M Padegimas, Mitchell Maltenfort, James Krieg, Surena Namdari
BACKGROUND: The incidence of humeral shaft fractures has been increasing over time. This represents a growing public health concern in a climate of cost containment. The purpose of this study is to analyze national trends in surgical management of humeral shaft fractures and determine factors predictive of surgical intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Humeral shaft fractures were identified by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes 812...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458753/fibrinogen-degradation-product-levels-on-arrival-for-trauma-patients-requiring-a-transfusion-even-without-head-injury
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Youichi Yanagawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Yasumasa Oode, Kazuhiko Omori, Hiromichi Ohsaka
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports on the clinical significance of the fibrinogen degradation product (FDP) level in trauma patients with and without head injury. We retrospectively analyzed trauma patients with or without head injury to investigate the clinical significance of the FDP level. METHODS: From April 2013 to June 2015, a medical chart review was retrospectively performed for all patients with trauma. The exclusion criteria included patients who did not receive a transfusion...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455479/induced-membrane-technique-for-treating-tibial-defects-gives-mixed-results
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R Morris, M Hossain, A Evans, I Pallister
AIMS: This study describes the use of the Masquelet technique to treat segmental tibial bone loss in 12 patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective case series reviewed 12 patients treated between 2010 and 2015 to determine their clinical outcome. Patients were mostly male with a mean age of 36 years (16 to 62). The outcomes recorded included union, infection and amputation. The mean follow-up was 675 days (403 to 952). RESULTS: The mean tibial defect measured 5...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443251/partial-heel-pad-avulsion-with-open-calcaneal-tuberosity-fracture-with-tendo-achilles-rupture-a-case-report
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Shameem Ahmed, Syed Ifthekar, R Pathan Rameez Ahmed Khan, Rahul Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: The management of heel pad avulsion injuries has been challenging because of the precarious blood supply. The difficulties get compounded when it is associated with tendo-achilles rupture and calcaneal fracture. Here, it is a description of a case with the above features managed with a unique technique. CASE REPORT: A 63-year-old woman presented to casualty with injury to right ankle after a road traffic accident. On clinical and radiological examination, there was avulsion of heel pad with calcaneal tuberosity fracture and tendo-achilles rupture...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442207/tibio-talo-calcaneal-fusion-after-limb-salvage-procedures-a-retrospective-study
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Lukas Zak, Gerald E Wozasek
BACKGROUND: The treatment of limb threatening trauma on the distal tibia or hindfoot often results in posttraumatic osteoarthritis requiring tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to present a case series of patients undergoing various techniques of joint fusion after bone reconstruction and deformity correction as a salvage procedure. The study should help trauma surgeons making decisions in limb salvage and deformity correction in complex lower leg and foot injuries by presenting options and treatment strategies...
April 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441278/the-utility-of-routine-postoperative-radiographs-after-pinning-of-pediatric-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
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Vytas P Karalius, Jacob Stanfield, Philip Ashley, Laura W Lewallen, Casey M DeDeugd, Janet Walker, Annalise N Larson, Todd A Milbrandt
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency with which postoperative radiographs resulted in a change in management following closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of displaced pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures. We hypothesize that only the initial postoperative radiograph will lead to changes in management of operative supracondylar humerus fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed at 2 level I pediatric trauma centers...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438417/comparing-hospital-outcomes-between-open-and-closed-tibia-fractures-treated-with-intramedullary-fixation
#12
Evan J Smith, Xiangyu Kuang, Rajeev Pandarinath
INTRODUCTION: Tibial shaft fractures comprise a large portion of operatively treated long bone fractures, and present with the highest rate of open injuries. Intramedullary fixation has become the standard of care for both open and closed injuries. The rates of short term complications and hospital length of stay for open and closed fractures treated with intramedullary fixation is not fully known. Previous series on tibia fractures were performed at high volume centers, and data were not generalizable, further they did not report on length of stay and the impact of preoperative variables on infections, complications and reoperation...
March 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438029/posterior-tibialis-tendon-rupture-in-a-closed-bimalleolar-equivalent-ankle-fracture-case-report
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Richard M Wardell, Andrew E Hanselman, Scott D Daffner, Robert D Santrock
Ankle fractures with an associated posterior tibialis tendon (PTT) rupture are rare injuries and have only been described in a number of case reports. These prior reports include patients that had an open fracture and/or an associated medial malleolar fracture component. In this unique case report, we present a patient that sustained a closed bimalleolar-equivalent ankle fracture/dislocation without medial malleolar involvement which was irreducible due to a PTT rupture and subsequent distal segment interposition in the tibiotalar joint...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437197/pressure-irrigation-of-surgical-incisions-and-traumatic-wounds
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Donald E Fry
BACKGROUND: Pressure irrigation of surgical incisions and traumatic wounds is commonly used to prevent infections. Commercial pressure irrigation devices have proliferated rapidly, but scientific validation of clinical benefit or appropriate use remains uncertain. METHODS: The published experimental and clinical investigations of pressure irrigation have been reviewed since the introduction of the Waterpik device in 1967 to identify the evidence for use to prevent soft tissue infections associated with injury wounds or surgical incisions...
March 1, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435584/intra-articular-entrapment-of-medial-epicondyle-fracture-fragment-in-elbow-joint-dislocation-causing-ulnar-neuropraxia-a-case-report
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435569/complications-of-open-tibial-fracture-management-risk-factors-and-treatment
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Jyc Lua, V H Tan, H Sivasubramanian, Ebk Kwek
Open tibial fractures result in high rates of complications. This study aims to elucidate the risk factors causing these complications, and suggest antimicrobial regimens based on the organisms grown in post-operative infections. Over a period of five years, 173 patients had sustained open tibial fractures and undergone operative treatment at a single institution. All surgical data was gathered retrospectively through online medical records. Thirty-one patients (17.9%) had sustained post-operative bony complications, while infective complications were reported in 37 patients (21...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435560/humeral-supracondylar-fractures-in-children-a-novel-technique-of-lateral-external-fixation-and-kirschner-wiring
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R Y Kow, A R Zamri, J K Ruben, S Jamaluddin, M T Mohd-Nazir
Introduction: Supracondylar fracture of the humerus is the most common fracture around the elbow in children. Pinning with Kirschner wires (K-wires) after open or closed reduction is generally accepted as the primary treatment modality. However, it comes with the risk of persistent instability and if the K-wire is not inserted properly, it may cause displacement and varus deformity. We present our two-year experience with a new technique of lateral external fixation and K-wiring of the humeral supracondylar fracture...
July 2016: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422876/low-complication-rate-of-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-esin-of-pediatric-forearm-fractures-a-retrospective-study-of-202-cases
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Christiane Kruppa, Pamela Bunge, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has been established as state of the art treatment for forearm fractures in children, if operative stabilization is required. Their use has been expanded to single bone shaft fractures, and also more complex injuries such as Monteggia fractures or Monteggia-like lesions. A wide range of complications has been reported in the literature, up to 70% in certain investigations. The purpose of this study was to assess the complication rate after ESIN treatment of forearm fractures in children and adolescents in a representative cohort of patients from a level 1 trauma center in Germany...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420623/externalised-locking-compression-plate-as-an-alternative-to-the-unilateral-external-fixator-a-biomechanical-comparative-study-of-axial-and-torsional-stiffness
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B F H Ang, J Y Chen, A K S Yew, S K Chua, S M Chou, S L Chia, J S B Koh, T S Howe
OBJECTIVES: External fixators are the traditional fixation method of choice for contaminated open fractures. However, patient acceptance is low due to the high profile and therefore physical burden of the constructs. An externalised locking compression plate is a low profile alternative. However, the biomechanical differences have not been assessed. The objective of this study was to evaluate the axial and torsional stiffness of the externalised titanium locking compression plate (ET-LCP), the externalised stainless steel locking compression plate (ESS-LCP) and the unilateral external fixator (UEF)...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410572/incidence-of-infection-following-internal-fixation-of-open-and-closed-tibia-fractures-in-india-infiniti-a-multi-centre-observational-cohort-study
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Prakash Doshi, Hitesh Gopalan, Sheila Sprague, Chetan Pradhan, Sunil Kulkarni, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a major public health problem, particularly in India due to the country's rapid urbanization. Tibia fractures are a common and often complicated injury that is at risk of infection following surgical fixation. The primary objectives of this cohort study were to determine the incidence of infection within one year of surgery and to describe the distribution of infections by location and time of diagnosis for tibia fractures in India. METHODS: We conducted a multi-center, prospective cohort study...
April 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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