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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810893/subcutaneous-emphysema-of-the-leg-after-hardware-removal-and-bone-allografting-for-infected-non-union-of-the-distal-femur
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Vincenzo Denaro, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Vincenzo Candela, Nicola Maffulli
BACKGROUND: Infected non-unions of the supracondylar region of the femur are uncommon. Even though hardware removal is a common procedure, it may lead to complications, including neurovascular injury, refracture, worsening pain or recurrence of deformity. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on a male who developed subcutaneous emphysema of the leg after hardware removal and bone allografting for an infected non-union of the distal femur. He was managed by debridement of the surgical wound, antibiotic therapy, multiple fasciotomies, and application of a VAC (vacuum-assisted closure) system...
August 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807380/reconstruction-after-osteomyelitis-of-the-midfoot-from-high-pressure-washer-injury
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Matthew M Reiner, Wissam E Khoury, Audley Mackel, Duane J Ehredt, Mark C Razzante
Reports of ballistic injures to the extremities typically include those involving gunshot wounds. However, high-pressure washer injuries frequently lead to equally damaging injuries. These injuries should not be overlooked, because they can result in high morbidity and complication rates. Similar to the open fracture protocol, these injuries require prompt debridement and irrigation with administration of antibiotics to avoid limb loss. The present case report identified a delay in the treatment protocol that left limited options for the patient...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807379/surgical-correction-of-haglund-s-triad-using-a-central-tendon-splitting-approach-a-retrospective-outcomes-study
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Zhan Xia, Andy Khye Soon Yew, Ting Karen Zhang, Hsien Ching David Su, Yung Chuan Sean Ng, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
We evaluated the surgical outcomes of Haglund's triad using a central tendon-splitting approach, with Achilles tendon partial detachment and debridement, excision of the retrocalcaneal bursa, resection of Haglund's prominence, and reattachment of the Achilles tendon. The medical records of 22 patients (22 heels) who had undergone surgical correction of Haglund's triad from January 2010 to December 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The visual analog scale pain score, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot scale score, and 36-item Short-Form Health Survey physical and mental component scores were prospectively collected preoperatively, 6 months postoperatively, and at the last visit...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807000/necrotizing-streptococcal-myositis-of-the-upper-extremity-a-case-report
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Johannes C Reichert, Götz Habild, Paul Simon, Ulrich Nöth, Jan B Krümpelmann
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing myositis is a rare but life-threatening soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and subsequent necrosis of the affected tissue. The myositis is often caused by toxin-producing, virulent bacteria such as group A β-hemolytic streptococcus and associated with severe systemic toxicity. It is rapidly fatal unless diagnosed promptly and treated aggressively. However, necrotizing myositis is often initially misdiagnosed as a more benign soft-tissue infection as such fulminant, invasive muscle infections are rare with no more than 30 cases reported over the last century...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800569/surgery-for-refractory-coccygodynia-operative-versus-nonoperative-treatment
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John P Kleimeyer, Kirkham B Wood, Greger Lønne, Tyler Herzog, Kevin Ju, Lisa Beyer, Christine Park
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes for patients with refractory coccygodynia treated with coccygectomy compared to a nonsurgical regimen of sitting aids, physical therapy, medications, and injections. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The surgical treatment of coccygodynia remains controversial. To date, there has only been one small comparative study of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment...
August 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799963/factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-open-fractures
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Sheila Sprague, Brad A Petrisor, Kyle J Jeray, Paula McKay, Taryn Scott, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Emil H Schemitsch, Susan Liew, Gordon H Guyatt, Stephen D Walter, Mohit Bhandari
OBJECTIVES: To analyze FLOW data to identify baseline patient, injury, fracture, and treatment factors associated with lower HRQL at 12-months post-fracture. DESIGN: Prognostic study using data from a prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: 31 clinical centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and India. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: 1427 open fracture patients from the FLOW trial with complete 12-month Short Form-12 (SF-12) follow-up assessment and no missing data for selected baseline factors...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795888/effective-wound-bed-preparation-using-maggot-debridement-therapy-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia
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A Nishijima, M Gosho, R Yoshida, S Yanagibayashi, M Takikawa, J Nishijima, M Sekido, N Yamamoto
OBJECTIVE: Patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) lack sufficient blood flow in to the limb, which leads to difficulties in the normal wound healing process. Therefore, maggot debridement therapy (MDT) has not generally been recommended for CLI patients. We evaluated the effectiveness of wound bed preparation by MDT in CLI patients who had undergone mid-foot amputation. METHODS: Patients who underwent mid-foot amputation after angioplasty between April 2014 and October 2016 were retrospectively investigated by classifying them into an MDT group or a conventional treatment group...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795881/understanding-biofilm-in-practice-a-global-survey-of-health-professionals
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T Swanson, R D Wolcott, H Wallis, E J Woodmansey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this survey was to examine health professionals' views and practices relating to biofilm in chronic wounds. METHOD: A global online survey was conducted to assess the current understanding of biofilm and wound management practices. The survey consisted of 20 questions designed to evaluate health professional knowledge of biofilm, perception and understanding of biofilm behaviour, detection and diagnosis, and treatment. Respondents were classified as 'specialists' if wounds were their primary focus and they developed protocols and determined formularies...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781059/debridement-techniques-and-non-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-wound-management
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Thompson
The importance of initial wound classification and daily reevaluation of wound stage cannot be understated. Products available to enhance healing are categorized based on the stage of wound healing to which they exert their effects. After patient stability has been verified, thorough debridement is critical in order to create an environment conducive for healing. The wound environment of acute and chronic wounds differs greatly, often requiring different management approaches.
August 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777906/can-amputation-be-prevented-in-diabetic-foot-interdisciplinary-approach-to-diabetic-foot-a-case-report
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Ali Erdal Gunes, Maide Cimsit
Diabetic foot ulcers may result in loss of an extremity and may even lead to mortality. The use of comprehensive foot care programs which include early screening and evaluation of problems, foot care education, preventive therapy and referral to specialists has been shown to reduce amputation rates by 49-85 [percent]. A 51-year-old woman with Type 2 diabetes under surveillance for nine months was referred from the emergency department. She presented with an entirely inflamed right foot with ulcer covering two-thirds proximal of the foot for 30 days' duration...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763908/-effects-of-flow-through-descending-branch-of-lateral-circumflex-femoral-artery-flap-on-repairing-high-voltage-electrical-burn-wounds-of-wrist-of-patients
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Y M Shen, X Chen, C Zhang, C Wang, F J Qin, C X Ma, X H Hu
Objective: To investigate the effects of flow-through descending branch of lateral circumflex femoral artery flap on repairing high-voltage electrical burn wounds of wrist of patients. Methods: From January 2014 to June 2016, 5 patients with high-voltage electrical burn of unilateral wrist were hospitalized in our burn ward, with extensive necrosis of skin soft tissue of burn wrist. Five patients were transferred to our burn ward 6 to 12 days post injury after undergoing emergency dermotomy of wrist to reduce tension in other hospitals...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759429/serial-surgical-debridement-of-common-pressure-injuries-in-the-nursing-home-setting-outcomes-and-findings
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Bardia Anvar, Henry Okonkwo
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the efficacy of bedside surgical debridement in a nursing home population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of sacrum, sacrococcyx, coccyx, ischium, and trochanter (SSCIT) region pressure injuries in the Skilled Wound Care practice (Los Angeles, CA). The patient population was refined from 2128 to 227 patients visited 8 or more times during nursing home stays found to have 1 or more SSCIT pressure injuries...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759427/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-patients-with-complex-abdominal-wounds
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Zhi Wang, Ming Bai, Xiao Long, Ru Zhao, Xiaojun Wang
The combination of open abdominal wounds and intra-abdominal infections is challenging to treat and often results in critical illness associated with high mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to manage complex abdominal wounds and summarize relevant treatment experiences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of records from April 2012 to May 2015 identified 13 hospitalized patients with open abdominal wounds complicated by intra-abdominal infections...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759425/managing-cutaneous-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#14
Bettina M Brown-Gallardo
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a prevalent disease worldwide; an estimated one third of the world's population is infected and 2015 data from the World Health Organization show 10 million people had an active infection. Although TB often is cited as a disease that most commonly occurs in underdeveloped countries, the evolution of drug-resistant forms of TB and infection sensitivity of immunocompromised individuals have made this disease a focal point for indus- trialized countries as well. When TB is spread, it commonly affects the lungs, but it can infect any organ of the body...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759424/treatment-of-thromboangiitis-obliterans-using-smoking-cessation-and-far-infrared-therapy-a-case-study
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I-Han Chiang, Shyi-Gen Chen, Yuan-Sheng Tzeng
Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) is a rare, nonatherosclerotic segmental inflammatory vasculitis that commonly involves small- and medium-sized vessels. Ischemic tenderness impairs patient quality of life and places patients at high risk for amputation. The only definitive known treatment is smoking cessation. Far-infrared (FIR) therapy has shown promising effects on blood flow and healing, but its use in patients with Buerger's disease has not been reported. A 31-year-old man with a 15-pack-year history of smoking, no drug abuse, and no other significant medical history, trauma, or family history diagnosed with thromboangiitis obliterans presented for care at the authors' clinic...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757054/late-dacron-patch-inflammatory-reaction-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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M Alawy, W Tawfick, M ElKassaby, A Shalaby, M Zaki, N Hynes, S Sultan
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyse the incidence and presentation of carotid patch inflammatory reactions following carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: This was a cohort study using a prospectively maintained database. All patients who underwent elective CEA at a tertiary vascular centre between 2002 and 2016 were included. Computed tomography scan angiogram, duplex scan, and leucocyte scintigraphy were used to assess patients with suspected inflammatory patch complications...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756380/a-case-of-deep-infection-after-instrumentation-in-dorsal-spinal-surgery-the-management-with-antibiotics-and-negative-wound-pressure-without-removal-of-fixation
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Mauro Dobran, Fabrizio Mancini, Davide Nasi, Massimo Scerrati
Until today the role of spinal instrumentation in the presence of a wound infection has been widely discussed and recently many authors leave the hardware in place with appropriate antibiotic therapy. This is a case of a 65-year-old woman suffering from degenerative scoliosis and osteoporotic multiple vertebral collapses treated with posterior dorsolumbar stabilisation with screws and rods. Four months later, skin necrosis and infection appeared in the cranial wound with exposure of the rods. A surgical procedure of debridement of the infected tissue and package with a myocutaneous trapezius muscle flap was performed...
July 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753228/use-of-arterialized-saphenous-vein-venous-flow-through-flaps-as-a-temporizing-measure-for-hand-salvage-in-contaminated-wounds-presenting-with-limb-ischemia-a-case-series
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Julian Diaz-Abele, Bauback Safa, Rudolf F Buntic, Avinash Islur
BACKGROUND: Vascular injuries resulting in limb ischemia are traditionally treated acutely with autologous or prosthetic bypass grafts. Traumatic contaminated injuries with soft tissue and vascular segmental loss are challenging as prosthetic bypasses are at risk of erosion, infection, and occlusion; and autologous bypasses are at risk of desiccation, blow-out, infection, and clotting. We propose a novel approach to these injuries by using arterialized saphenous vein venous flow-through free flaps (S-VFTF) as an autologous bypass, and present the results of its application in a series of cases...
July 28, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749746/the-increasing-relevance-of-biofilms-in-common-dermatological-conditions
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G Kravvas, D Veitch, F Al-Niaimi
BACKGROUND: Biofilms are diverse groups of microorganisms encased in a self-produced matrix that offers protection against unfavourable conditions and antibiotics. METHODS: We performed a literature search using the MEDLINE electronic database. Only original articles published in English were considered for review. RESULTS: Biofilms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of acne, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa, onychomycosis, miliaria, and impetigo...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749259/management-of-pododermatitis-with-an-orthotic-boot-in-a-southern-isabela-giant-tortoise-chelonoidis-vicina
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Lynnette Waugh, Jennifer D'Agostino, Gretchen A Cole, Alicia Hahn, Jonathan D Day
A 62-yr-old male Southern Isabela giant tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) had a 1-yr history of chronic, reoccurring pododermatitis on the palmar surface of the left forelimb. Aggressive wound management was instituted and included surgical debridement, vacuum-assisted closure, and orthotic boot support during healing. A custom fabricated, carbon fiber clamshell Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker walking boot was utilized to reduce focal pressure over the wound during weight bearing and promote a more normal gait...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
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