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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049268/patient-and-parent-satisfaction-with-sling-use-after-pediatric-upper-extremity-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-customized-cast-sling-versus-standard-cast-and-sling
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Aristides I Cruz, Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Heather Hansen, Alexandre Bolous, Michaela Procaccini, Mark R Zonfrillo
BACKGROUND: Long arm cast immobilization after operative and nonoperative treatment of pediatric upper extremity fractures is common. The use of a sling to aid in carrying the casted extremity as well as provide further immobilization is also common practice. Off-the-shelf slings vary in quality and fit, can be confusing for parents/patients to apply, and lead to frustration and dissatisfaction with its use. The purpose of this investigation was to compare patient/parent centered outcomes after the use of a customized sling compared with a standard sling by utilizing a prospective, randomized-controlled trial...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045968/-comparative-results-of-non-operative-and-operative-treatment-of-humeral-shaft-fractures
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B S Zhang, W Y Li, X H Liu, J Wei, L He, M Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference between non-operative and operative treatment of humeral shaft fractures. METHODS: From March 2005 to October 2012, 252 cases of humeral shaft fractures were treated and were adequately followed up. According to the treatment methods, the patients were divided into 2 groups: the non-operative group and the operative group. In the non-operative group, there were 76 cases treated with plaster/small splint fixation,meanwhile there were 176 cases treated with internal fixation either by plating or by nailing in the operative group...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031827/development-of-a-surgical-site-infection-prediction-model-in-orthopaedic-trauma-the-denver-health-model
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Sara M Reese, Bryan Knepper, Heather L Young, Cyril Mauffrey
BACKGROUND: The CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network's (NHSN) current risk adjustment model for surgical site infections (SSI) following open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of long bone fractures is a suboptimal predictor of risk. We hypothesized that by including variables known to be associated with SSI following ORIF, we would develop a model that would increase the accuracy and predictability of SSI risk. METHODS: Patients who underwent ORIF of a long bone between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014 were included in the study (n=1543)...
October 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021878/displaced-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children-are-they-all-identical
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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/29018017/radial-nerve-palsy-due-to-supracondylar-open-fracture-in-a-child
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Naoki Yoshida, Yoshihiko Tsuchida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989838/sacral-fractures-and-associated-injuries
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Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto, Mark F Kurd, Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler, James C Krieg, Jörg H Holstein, Carlo Bellabarba, Reza Firoozabadi, F Cumhur Oner, Frank Kandziora, Marcel F Dvorak, Conor P Kleweno, Luiz R Vialle, S Rajasekaran, Klause J Schnake, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to describe the injuries associated with sacral fractures and to analyze their impact on patient outcome. METHODS: A comprehensive narrative review of the literature was performed to identify the injuries associated with sacral fractures. RESULTS: Sacral fractures are uncommon injuries that result from high-energy trauma, and that, due to their rarity, are frequently underdiagnosed and mistreated...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988397/risk-factors-for-development-of-severe-post-traumatic-elbow-stiffness
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Wei Zheng, Jiazhi Liu, Jialin Song, Cunyi Fan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare different grades of elbow stiffness and investigate demographic, injury, and treatment factors potentially associated with the development of severe elbow stiffness. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study involving 169 patients with post-traumatic elbow stiffness between June 2014 and June 2016. Patient demographics, injury, and treatment details were reviewed. Patients were classified into three groups according to the elbow motion...
October 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956724/duration-of-administration-of-antibiotic-agents-for-open-fractures-meta-analysis-of-the-existing-evidence
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Juergen Messner, Costas Papakostidis, Peter V Giannoudis, Nikolaos K Kanakaris
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection remains a significant concern in treating patients with open fractures. In prevention of such, current guidelines support the immediate administration of antibiotic agents. The duration of antibiotic treatment is still controversial. A maximum of 72 hours, even in the absence of definitive soft tissue coverage, is recommended in a number of recent guidelines and consensus reports. The aim of this meta-analysis was to review and analyze all published literature evidence with regard to antibiotic duration in open fracture treatment...
September 28, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953168/bipedicle-flaps-for-posterior-elbow-reconstruction
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Kyle J Chepla, Shirley Shue, Bram R Kafuman
Chronic posterior elbow soft tissue defects often require soft tissue reconstruction because of exposure of the underlying triceps tendon and proximal ulna. Current options for soft tissue coverage require sacrifice of a local muscle or microsurgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient and surgical outcomes after reconstruction of small-sized to medium-sized (<50 cm) posterior elbow defects with bipedicle advancement flaps. A retrospective chart review was performed for 3 patients who underwent posterior elbow reconstruction with bipedicle flaps...
September 25, 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948328/open-fracture-management-in-low-resource-settings-a-medical-training-experience-in-cambodian-hospitals
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Nenad B Tajsic, Puon Sambath, Sophy Nguon, Vannara Sokh, Virak Chheang, Gaute Landsem, Ivan Zaletel, Hans Husum
INTRODUCTION: A prospective interventional study has been carried out on the teaching effect and sustainability of low-cost trauma training program in open tibia fracture management for health workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2007, an external fixator and a patella-bearing orthosis were developed at a rural workshop in Cambodia. From 2010 to 2016, a core group of nine Cambodian health workers was trained in open fracture management by Norwegian senior surgeons, using the locally made fixator and brace...
September 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944996/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-promotes-muscle-derived-stem-cell-osteogenic-differentiation-through-mapk-pathway
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Hong Liu, Xun Zheng, Liang Chen, Chao Jian, Xiang Hu, Yong Zhao, Zonghuan Li, Aixi Yu
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been revealed to be effective in the treatment of open fractures, although the underlying mechanism is not clear. This article aimed to investigate the effects of NPWT on muscle-derived stem cell (MDSC) osteoblastic differentiation and the related potential mechanism. The cell proliferation rate was substantially increased in NPWT-treated MDSCs in comparison with a static group for 3 days. There was no observable effect on the apoptosis of MDSC treated with NPWT compared with the control group for 3 days...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938387/critical-sized-bone-defects-sequence-and-planning
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Paul Toogood, Theodore Miclau
Bone defects associated with open fractures require a careful approach and planning. At initial presentation, an emergent irrigation and debridement is required. Immediate definitive fixation is frequently safe, with the exception of those injuries that normally require staged management or very severe type IIIB and IIIC injuries. Traumatic wounds that can be approximated primarily should be closed at the time of initial presentation. Wounds that cannot be closed should have a negative pressure wound therapy dressing applied...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931325/outcomes-of-talus-fractures-associated-with-high-energy-combat-trauma
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Travis Junge, Jaime Bellamy, Thomas Dowd, Patrick Osborn
BACKGROUND: Talus fractures are infrequent injuries that are often associated with poor clinical outcomes. Literature reviewing talus fractures is limited to a civilian population, with few studies characterizing these injuries sustained in active duty personnel. The aim of this study was to characterize talus fractures sustained in combat trauma by reporting their surgical outcomes. METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried to identify US service members who sustained talus fractures in battle conditions between 2001 and 2014...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918873/use-of-ganga-hospital-open-injury-severity-scoring-for-determination-of-salvage-versus-amputation-in-open-type-iiib-injuries-of-lower-limbs-in-children-an-analysis-of-52-type-iiib-open-fractures
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K Venkatadass, Tarani Sai Prasanth Grandhi, S Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Open injuries in children are rare compared to adults. In children with major open injuries, there is no specific scoring system to guide when to amputate or salvage the limb. The use of available adult scoring systems may lead to errors in management. The role of Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Scoring (GHOISS) for open injuries in adults is well established and its applicability for pediatric open injuries has not been studied. This study was done to analyse the usefulness of GHOISS in pediatric open injuries and to compare it with MESS(Mangled Extremity Severity Score)...
September 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906305/risk-of-knee-sepsis-following-treatment-of-open-tibia-fractures-a-multicenter-comparison-of-suprapatellar-and-infrapatellar-approaches
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Geoffrey S Marecek, Luke T Nicholson, Frances H Broghammer, Michael Talerico, Caroline Tougas, Derek J Donegan, John A Scolaro
OBJECTIVES: The suprapatellar approach for medullary nailing of the tibia is increasing. This requires intra-articular passage of instruments, which theoretically places the knee at risk for postoperative sepsis in the setting of open fracture. We hypothesized that the risk of knee sepsis is similar after suprapatellar or infrapatellar nailing of open tibia fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective, multicenter. SETTING: Three urban Level-1 trauma centers PATIENTS:: All patients treated with medullary nailing for open diaphyseal tibia fractures (OTA 42) from 2009 to 2015...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904637/the-emerging-trend-of-non-operative-treatment-in-paediatric-type-i-open-forearm-fractures
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REVIEW
H Zhang, M Fanelli, C Adams, J Graham, M Seeley
PURPOSE: Open fractures are considered an orthopaedic emergency and are generally an indication for operative debridement. Recent studies have questioned this approach for the management of Gustilo-Anderson Type I open fractures in the paediatric population. This meta-analysis studies the non-operative management of Type I open paediatric forearm fractures. METHODS: An Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed database literature search was performed for studies that involved a quantified number of Gustilo-Anderson Type I open forearm fractures in the paediatric population, which were treated without operative intervention...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900294/timing-for-surgical-stabilization-with-k-wires-after-open-fractures-of-proximal-and-middle-phalangeal-shaft
#18
Yanchun Gao, Qiyang Wang, Hongyi Zhu, Zhengyu Xu
The optimal timing for surgical stabilization after open fractures of proximal and middle phalangeal shaft remained unclear. Total 147 patients with single open fracture in proximal or middle phalangeal shaft (arrived within 8 hours) who received K-wire fixation from June 2012 to June 2015 were included for analysis. The timing for surgical stabilization of fractures (immediate or delayed) was decided according to the surgeons' preferences. The Michigan hand outcomes questionnaire (MHQ) scores, grip strength and total active motion (TAM) one year after the initial surgery were similar between the two groups...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894612/combined-dorsal-and-ulnarward-carpometacarpal-dislocation-associated-with-open-fracture-of-the-base-of-first-metacarpal-and-severe-degloving-injury
#19
Ali J Electricwala, Jaffer T Electricwala
We report a rare case of dislocation of second to fourth carpometacarpal (CMC) joints of the right hand with combined dorsal and ulnarward displacement of the second to fourth digits and fracture of the shaft of the first metacarpal associated with degloving injury. These injuries were diagnosed early and treated successfully with closed reduction and internal fixation using Kirschner wires. The functional outcome was good at follow-up at 5 years. A high index of suspicion is required to successfully diagnose and treat this condition...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893848/a-review-of-10-years-of-scapula-injuries-sustained-by-uk-military-personnel-on-operations
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Darren C Roberts, D M Power, S A Stapley
BACKGROUND: Scapula fractures are relatively uncommon injuries, mostly occurring due to the effects of high-energy trauma. Rates of scapula fractures are unknown in the military setting. The aim of this study is to analyse the incidence, aetiology, associated injuries, treatment and complications of these fractures occurring in deployed military personnel. METHODS: All UK military personnel returning with upper limb injuries from Afghanistan and Iraq were retrospectively reviewed using the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine database and case notes (2004-2014)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
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