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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198794/open-tibia-shaft-fractures-and-soft-tissue-coverage-the-effects-of-management-by-an-orthopedic-trauma-microsurgical-team
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James VandenBerg, Daniel Osei, Martin I Boyer, Michael J Gardner, William M Ricci, Amanda Spraggs-Hughes, Christopher McAndrew
OBJECTIVES: To compare the timing of soft-tissue (flap) coverage and occurrence of complications before and after the establishment of an integrated orthopedic trauma/microsurgical team. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort StudySETTING:: A single level 1 trauma centerPATIENTS:: 28 subjects (13 pre- and 15 post-integration) with open tibia shaft fractures (OTA/AO 42A, 42B, 42C) treated with flap coverage between January 2009 and March 2015. INTERVENTION: Flap coverage for open tibia shaft fractures treated before ("pre-integration") and after ("post-integration") implementation of an integrated orthopedic trauma/microsurgical team...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195605/the-implications-of-inaccuracy-comparison-of-coding-in-heterotopic-ossification-and-associated-trauma
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Matt Fury, Mitchell John, Stuart Schexnayder, Harry Molligan, Olivia Lee, Peter Krause, Vinod Dasa
Retrospective studies using large databases serve a major purpose in providing evidence in the current literature. However, the quality of medical coding is highly variable. This retrospective cohort study aimed to evaluate the documentation regarding the diagnosis of heterotopic ossification (HO) and the implications it may have for conducting retrospective research using electronic medical records (EMRs). A retrospective chart review using the EMR was performed to identify all patients with a diagnosis of HO within 7 university-affiliated hospital facilities...
February 13, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185748/validity-of-ultrasound-in-diagnosis-of-tendon-injuries-in-penetrating-extremity-trauma
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Narges Mohammadrezaei, Javad Seyedhosseini, Elnaz Vahidi
BACKGROUND: Tendon ruptures are common musculoskeletal injuries all around the world. Correct and timely diagnosis of tendon injuries is obviously important for improving the treatment and minimizing the community costs. Ultrasound is now being considered as one of useful modalities in this area. OBJECTIVE: The preset study is going to validate the diagnostic ability of ultrasound in tendon injuries induced by penetrating extremity trauma. METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, patients with penetrating extremity trauma and suspicion of tendon injuries were enrolled in our study...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184356/how-trustworthy-are-clinical-examinations-and-plain-radiographs-for-diagnosis-of-scaphoid-fractures
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Mohammad Reza Ghane, Mohammad Saeid Rezaee-Zavareh, Mohammad Kazem Emami-Meibodi, Vahid Dehghani
BACKGROUND: Sometimes patients with a scaphoid fracture, especially in an acute phase of injury, can have normal radiographs and, therefore, initial diagnosis of the scaphoid fracture may be neglected. In this study, we determined the value in of clinical examination and a radiograph in the diagnosis of scaphoid fracture based on the results of a two-week follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVES: In this study, sought to assess the value of using both a clinical examination (tenderness of scaphoid tubercle, tenderness of anatomical snuffbox, and compression test) and radiographic imaging in the diagnosis of scaphoid fractures based on the results after a two-week follow-up MRI...
November 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166840/app-based-serious-gaming-for-training-of-chest-tube-insertion-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirco Friedrich, Christian Bergdolt, Patrick Haubruck, Thomas Bruckner, Karl-Friedrich Kowalewski, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Michael C Tanner, Felix Nickel
BACKGROUND: Chest tube insertion is a standard intervention for management of various injuries of the thorax. Quick and accurate execution facilitates efficient therapy without further complications. Here, we propose a new training concept comprised of e-learning elements as well as continuous rating using an objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATS) tool. The study protocol is presented for a randomized trial to evaluate e-learning with app-based serious gaming for chest drain insertion...
February 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153385/video-review-as-a-tool-to-improve-orthopedic-residents-performance-of-closed-manipulative-reductions
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Nickul S Jain, Ran Schwarzkopf, John A Scolaro
OBJECTIVE: Orthopedic residents commonly perform closed manipulative reductions as a part of their training. Traditionally, this skill is taught early in training but difficult to simulate. Proficiency is achieved through repetition and experience; faculty observation and instruction is unfortunately often limited. Direct resident teaching has been shown to increase competency, comfort, and long-term skill retention. We hypothesize that video review of closed fracture reductions will provide an inexpensive and valuable tool for resident education and improve skill performance...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151906/mini-plate-fixation-versus-suture-suspensory-fixation-in-cervical-laminoplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Feng-Yu Liu, Lei Ma, Li-Shuang Huo, Yan-Xiang Cao, Da-Long Yang, Hui Wang, Si-Dong Yang, Wen-Yuan Ding
BACKGROUND: Both the mini-plate fixation and suture suspensory fixation techniques are extensively applied in cervical laminoplasty, but which technique is superior has not been ascertained. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to compare the results between mini-plate fixation and suture suspensory fixation in cervical laminoplasty for the patients with multilevel cervical compressive myelopathy. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane library, CNKI, and WANFANG were searched for studies that compared mini-plate fixation and suture suspensory fixation in cervical laminoplasty up to November 1, 2016...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150068/-young-doctors-wanted-but-how-many-current-data-on-the-number-of-aspiring-specialist-doctors-in-orthopedics-and-trauma-surgery-in-germany
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Matthias Münzberg, Barbara Sotow, Reinhard Hoffmann, Bernd Kladny, Mario Perl, Richard Stange, Manuel Mutschler
There is an ongoing discussion about demographic change, a possible lack of young doctors and its impact on the healthcare system in Germany. Up to now, no valid data has been available on the exact numbers of residents in orthopedics and trauma surgery. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the actual number of residents in Germany in 2013/2014. We generated a database with all eligible providers of postgraduate training in orthopedics and trauma surgery in Germany. All of these were asked to fill out a questionnaire about the number of trainees, their gender and year of training...
February 1, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135365/musculoskeletal-low-back-pain-in-school-aged-children-a-review
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James MacDonald, Emily Stuart, Richard Rodenberg
Importance: Low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents is a common problem. The differential diagnosis of LBP in this population is broad and different from that seen in the adult population. Most causes of LBP are musculoskeletal and benign in their clinical course. Clinicians should have an understanding of the relevant anatomy and the most commonly encountered etiologic factors of LBP in children and adolescents to provide effective care. Observations: Low back pain is rarely seen in youth before they reach school age...
January 30, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134070/earthquake-related-orthopedic-injuries-in-adult-population-a-systematic-review
#10
Michelangelo Bortolin, Ilaria Morelli, Amalia Voskanyan, Nina R Joyce, Gregory R Ciottone
: Introduction Earthquake-related trauma results in crush injuries and bony- and soft-tissue trauma. There are no systematic reviews analyzing the typical injury patterns and treatments in "Mega-Mass-Casualty" earthquakes. The characterization of an injury pattern specific to disaster type, be it natural or manmade, is imperative to build an effective disaster preparedness and response system. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
January 30, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134049/outcomes-after-orthopedic-trauma
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Michael Suk, Monica Daigl, Richard E Buckley, Dean G Lorich, David L Helfet, Beate Hanson
BACKGROUND: Clinical orthopedic research needs better ability to assess patient expectations with regard to orthopedic trauma surgery outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate to which extent patient expectations prior to surgery could be met after surgery. METHODS: Patients (≥18 years) with surgical ankle fractures were prospectively recruited at 5 orthopedic trauma clinics in the United States (USA), Canada, and Brazil and followed up for 12 months...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132729/malnutrition-an-underestimated-factor-in-the-inpatient-treatment-of-traumatology-and-orthopedic-patients-a-prospective-evaluation-of-1055-patients
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Christoph Ihle, Thomas Freude, Christian Bahrs, Eva Zehendner, Janick Braunsberger, Hans Konrad Biesalski, Christine Lambert, Ulrich Stöckle, Elke Wintermeyer, Julia Grünwald, Leonard Grünwald, Gunnar Ochs, Ingo Flesch, Andreas Nüssler
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal nutritional status is often observed among hospitalized patients across all medical specialties. The objective of the present study was to (1) analyze the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized orthopedic and trauma patients and (2) to evaluate the relationship between malnutrition and selected clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospective field study was conducted between 06/2014 and 06/2015 in a German level I trauma center (Department of Traumatology, Septic Trauma Surgery and Arthroplasty) with a total number of 1055 patients...
January 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130598/-pain-therapy-with-metamizole-after-ambulatory-surgery
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E A Lux, E Neugebauer, M Zimmermann
One third of operations are performed on an outpatient basis in Germany, but methods of postoperative pain therapy are less studied. We observed 126 patients with ambulatory and planned surgery in the field of orthopedics and trauma surgery. They were treated with the analgesic metamizole intra- and postoperatively and completed the patients' questionnaire QUIPS on the first postoperative day. In all, 79 patients (61.7%) reported current pain ≥4 on the numerical rating scale (NRS); 84 (66.6%) had restrictions in mobility, 48 (38...
January 27, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124129/eponymous-terms-in-daily-practice-a-survey-among-dutch-orthopedic-surgeons
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Matthijs P Somford, Rebecca A Nieuwe Weme, Inger Sierevelt, Denise Eygendaal
INTRODUCTION: With a survey among Dutch orthopedic surgeons, we try to assess whether eponymous terms are still in use in daily practice. We also tried to find out whether younger generations tend to use them less than our older colleagues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a survey consisting of 57 eponymous terms, 67 participants were asked to mark the eponyms they knew and whether they used them in daily practice. RESULTS: No correlation was observed in known/used eponyms or years of experience in 58 completed surveys...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120757/-bone-substitutes
#15
Fabienne Jordana, Catherine Le Visage, Pierre Weiss
Bone substitutes, used to fill a defect after a surgery or a trauma, provide a mechanical support and might induce bone healing. They constitute an alternative to autogenous bone grafts, the 'gold standard' which remains the reference despite its risk of postoperative complications. The clinician choice of a bone substitute is based on the required bone volume, the handling (injectability, malleability) and mechanical properties (setting time, viscosity, resorbability among others) of the material. Bone substitutes are commonly used in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, stomatology and dental applications...
January 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118229/hospital-transfer-of-open-tibial-fractures-requiring-microsurgical-reconstruction-negatively-impacts-clinical-outcomes
#16
Christopher S Crowe, Anna Luan, Gordon K Lee
INTRODUCTION: Open tibial fractures are orthopedic emergencies that may present with severe soft tissue damage. Free tissue transfer is often required when local tissues are insufficient and patients may require hospital transfer to tertiary care centers for this purpose. Although the negative impact of inter-facility transfer has been well demonstrated in trauma patients, less is known regarding transfers for lower extremity injury patients. This study investigates differences in outcomes based on transfer status after open tibial fracture...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116449/-treatment-of-femoral-shaft-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents-%C3%A2-50%C3%A2-kg-a%C3%A2-retrospective-multicenter-trial
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M Rapp, R Kraus, P Illing, D W Sommerfeldt, M M Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Operative treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the femur in older children and adolescents remains controversial due to multiple surgical options and higher complication rates in single-center studies compared to younger children. This retrospective multicenter study aimed to register early and late complications in day-by-day treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen hospitals with particular expertise in pediatric orthopedic trauma participated in this study...
January 23, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112784/update-on-distal-radius-fractures
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Adam E M Eltorai, Andrew D Sobel, Nathan P Thomas, Alan H Daniels, Christopher T Born
This article discusses recent reports on distal radius fractures. The keyword "distal radius fracture" was used to query the PubMed database of the US National Library of Medicine. From the resulting list, articles published in the Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume), the Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma from April 2014 through December 2015 were reviewed. Related commentaries were also evaluated. Case series of fewer than 5 patients were excluded. The 65 studies and commentaries identified are categorized and summarized...
January 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112782/analysis-of-musculoskeletal-injuries-sustained-in-falls-from-the-united-states-mexico-border-fence
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David R Burk, Adam R Pah, John T Ruth
Injuries sustained by unauthorized individuals who jump or fall from the United States-Mexico border fence are frequently treated by trauma centers in border states. The authors investigated patterns of musculoskeletal injury occurring in these individuals to improve emergency department assessment and to identify strategies to prevent future injuries. A retrospective chart review was performed for patients presenting to an urban, level I trauma center with musculoskeletal injuries sustained in a jump or fall from the United States-Mexico border fence between February 2004 and February 2010...
January 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110030/high-morbidity-and-mortality-after-lower-extremity-injuries-in-malawi-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-905-patients
#20
Maganizo B Chagomerana, Jared Tomlinson, Sven Young, Mina C Hosseinipour, Leonard Banza, Clara N Lee
INTRODUCTION: A lower extremity injury can be a devastating event in low-income countries due to limited access to surgical care. Its incidence, treatment patterns, and outcomes, however, have not been well-described. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled all patients admitted with lower extremity trauma to a tertiary hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi between October 2010 and September 2011. Patients with a lower extremity injury but primarily admitted for unrelated reasons were excluded...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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