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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097423/rehabilitation-of-achilles-tendon-ruptures-is-early-functional-rehabilitation-daily-routine
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B Frankewycz, W Krutsch, J Weber, A Ernstberger, M Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer
INTRODUCTION: Ruptures of the Achilles tendon are the most common tendon injuries of the lower extremities. Besides the initial operative or non-operative treatment, rehabilitation of patients plays a crucial role for tendon healing and long-term outcome. As only limited evidence is available for optimized rehabilitation regimen and guidelines for the initial (e.g., first 6 weeks) rehabilitation are limited, this study investigated the current rehabilitation concepts after Achilles tendon rupture...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089796/correlationbetweenobesity-and-severity-of-distal-radius-fractures
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Carlos Acosta-Olivo, Juan C Gonzalez-Saldivar, Gregorio Villarreal-Villarreal, Alejandro Torres-Botello, Eduardo Gomez-Garcia, Yadira Tamez-Mata, Victor Peña-Martinez
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of obesity has increased significantly worldwide. Our hypothesis was that patients with obesity have a more severe distal radius fracture andwe realized a study to evaluate this correlation between obesity and severity of distal radius fractures caused by low-energy injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 114 patients with distal radius fracture were examined in a cross-sectional, observational study. Fractures were classified according to the international AO-Müller/Orthopedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) classification in order to determine the severity...
January 9, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079740/venous-thromboembolism-among-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-patients-a-database-analysis
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Daniel Guzman, Samir Sabharwal, Caixia Zhao, Sanjeev Sabharwal
Using the 2012 Kids Inpatient Database, we assessed records of pediatric patients (<21 years old) with fractures of the upper limb, lower limb, spine, pelvis, and multiple locations and calculated the overall prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and associated potential risk factors. 387 (0.68%) of 57 183 patients with one or more fractures were diagnosed with VTE. Children sustaining fractures of the axial skeleton and those with multiple fractures had a higher prevalence of VTE than those with isolated extremity fractures...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079306/open-dislocation-of-ankle-without-fracture-treated-with-an-external-fixator
#4
Emrah Sayit, Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Elcin Zan
Ankle dislocations are orthopedic emergencies that require immediate treatment to avoid neurovascular impairment. They are usually accompanied by one or more comminuted fractures of the ankle mortis. In rare circumstances, such as high-energy trauma, the ankle dislocations may not be accompanied by concomitant malleolar fractures and, thus, are named "pure ankle dislocations". We presented a very rare and interesting case of an open medial dislocation of the ankle without associated fracture in an 18-year-old man with no known predisposing risk factors...
January 12, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064351/orthopedic-trauma-surgery-and-hospital-cost-analysis-in-refugees-the-effect-of-the-syrian-civil-war
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Alkan Bayrak, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the musculoskeletal injury types, injury mechanisms, surgical techniques and treatment costs of Syrian refugees. METHODS: Totally 158 patients (67 female, 91 male) treated in our clinic in 34 months period between January 2012 and October 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 39.3 years (range: 18-82 years). The patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, location and type of fracture, presence of accompanying injuries, injury severity score, surgical technique, complications, mortality/morbidity and treatment cost...
January 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064303/popliteal-artery-pseudoaneurysm-successfully-treated-with-amplatzer-vascular-plug
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K W Liew, B D K Leong
Popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm is uncommon. They usually result from penetrating or blunt trauma, arterial reconstructive surgery, invasive diagnostic or surgical orthopedic procedures. They can cause arterial thrombosis and limb ischeamia. We report a 53 year old Chinese gentleman with popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm who presented with right lower limb numbness and paralysis in toes extension. He gave a history of acupuncture treatment around the popliteal fossa of the affected limb. Clinical examination revealed a pulsatile mass in the popliteal fossa...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061863/prognostic-indicators-for-perioperative-survival-after-diaphragmatic-herniorrhaphy-in-cats-and-dogs-96-cases-2001-2013
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Claire Legallet, Kelley Thieman Mankin, Laura E Selmic
BACKGROUND: To determine associations between perioperative mortality after surgery for traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, medical records of 17 cats and 79 dogs that underwent diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy were reviewed. RESULTS: The combined perioperative survival rate was 81.3% (88.2% in cats and 79.8% in dogs). Data from acute and chronic cases was assessed separately. Of the acute cases (12 cats and 48 dogs), 10 cats (83.3%) and 38 dogs (79.2%) survived to discharge...
January 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056159/obturator-artery-injury-resulting-in-massive-hemorrhage-from-a-low-energy-pubic-ramus-fracture
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Mark K Solarz, Justin M Kistler, Saqib Rehman
Pelvic ring fractures are common in the elderly population and are usually a result of low-energy trauma, such as falls from standing. In most cases, low-energy pelvic ring injuries can be treated with appropriate analgesia and early mobilization. Arterial injury resulting in hemodynamic instability from a low-energy pelvic ring injury is rare but, given the poor compliance of vessels in the elderly population, possible. These patients must be carefully monitored after the initial injury. The purpose of this report is to describe an elderly patient who sustained a superior pubic ramus fracture and arterial injury following a low-energy fall from standing that required angiographic intervention...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056157/evaluation-of-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-follow-up-and-impact-of-a-routine-callback-program
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Aaron J Casp, Jodi Wells, Russell Holzgrefe, David Weiss, David Kahler, Seth R Yarboro
A high rate of patients lost to follow-up is a common problem in orthopedic trauma surgery. This adversely affects the ability to produce accurate clinical outcomes research. The purpose of this project was to (1) evaluate the rate of loss to follow-up at an academic level I trauma center; (2) identify the patient-reported reasons for loss to follow-up; and (3) evaluate the efficacy of a routine patient callback program. All patients who underwent surgery in the orthopedic trauma division of the University of Virginia Medical Center from April 1, 2014, to September 30, 2014, and did not complete their postoperative clinic follow-up were analyzed...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053147/bone-and-joint-infections-caused-by-mucormycetes-a-challenging-osteoarticular-mycosis-of-the-twenty-first-century
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Saad J Taj-Aldeen, Maria N Gamaletsou, Blandine Rammaert, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Valerie Zeller, Emmanuel Roilides, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Michael Henry, Vidmantas Petraitis, Brad Moriyama, David W Denning, Olivier Lortholary, Thomas J Walsh
Osteomyelitis and arthritis caused by mucormycetes are rare diseases that rank among the most challenging complications in orthopedic and trauma surgery. The aim of this work is to review the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of the osteoarticular mucormycosis with particular emphasis on high-risk patients. A systematic review of osteoarticular mucormycosis was performed using PUBMED and EMBASE databases from 1978 to 2014. Among 34 patients with median age 41 (0.5-73 years), 24 (71%) were males...
January 3, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031644/ineffective-treatment-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-obese-subject-with-traumatic-fractures-of-the-leg
#11
Egidio Imbalzano, Michele Creazzo, Giovanni Trapani, Giuseppina Lizio, Antonino Saitta
American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 9th edition, 2012, suggest no prophylaxis rather than pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk of isolated lower leg injuries distal to knee requiring leg immobilization. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is a class of drugs commonly used as antithrombotics in surgery and in case of prolonged bed rest and hypomobility. A 35-year-old obese man with no history of health disease (height, 170 cm; weight, 95 kg; and body mass index, 32...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030491/severe-injuries-associated-with-skiing-and-snowboarding-a-national-trauma-data-bank-study
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Amory de Roulet, Kenji Inaba, Aaron Strumwasser, Konstantinos Chouliaras, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Injuries following skiing and snowboarding accidents lead to an estimated 7,000 hospital admissions annually and present a significant burden to the health care system. The epidemiology, injury patterns, hospital resource utilization, and outcomes associated with these severe injuries need further characterization. METHODS: The National Trauma Data Bank was queried for the period 2007-2014 for admissions with injury severity score (ISS) >15 and ICD-9 codes 885...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030489/the-mangled-extremity-score-and-amputation-time-for-a-revision
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Melissa N Loja, Amanda Sammann, Joseph DuBose, Chin-Shang Li, Yu Liu, Stephanie Savage, Thomas Scalea, John B Holcomb, Todd E Rasmussen, M Margaret Knudson
BACKGROUND: The Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) was developed 25 years ago in an attempt to utilize the extent of skeletal and soft tissue injury, limb ischemia, shock, and age to predict the need for amputation after extremity injury. Subsequently, there have been mixed reviews as to the utility of this score. We hypothesized that the MESS, when applied to a data set collected prospectively in modern times, would not correlate with the need for amputation. METHODS: We applied the MESS to patient data collected in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma PROspective Vascular Injury Treatment (PROOVIT) registry...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029391/off-hour-surgery-among-orthopedic-subspecialties-at-an-urban-quaternary-care-level-1-trauma-center
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Amanda Lans, Stein J Janssen, David Ring
PURPOSE: We sought to determine and quantify which subspecialties of orthopedic surgeons are operating off hours in an urban, quaternary-care, level 1 trauma center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used our clinical registry to identify 43,211 orthopedic surgeries performed between January 2008 and December 2011. Our outcome measures were the number and proportion of off-hour surgeries performed as well as the number and proportion of off-hours per subspecialty. The denominators were the total number of surgeries and the total number of surgical hours worked per subspecialty...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009617/health-literacy-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients
#15
Filip Cosic, Lara Kimmel, Elton Edwards
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the level of health literacy in a post-operative orthopaedic trauma population, and evaluate the efficacy of a simple pre discharge discussion strategy, targeted at improving health literacy. DESIGN: A pre-post intervention study was conducted from April 2014 until January 2015. SETTING: Academic Level 1 trauma centre. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety consecutive orthopaedic trauma patients with operatively managed lower limb fractures were recruited...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005107/prevalence-of-low-vitamin-d-levels-in-patients-with-orthopedic-trauma
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Michael A Hood, Yvonne M Murtha, Gregory J Della Rocca, James P Stannard, David A Volgas, Brett D Crist
Low levels of serum vitamin D have been linked to numerous musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal conditions. Vitamin D deficiency appears relatively high among various patient subpopulations, including patients with fracture nonunion. We conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in a large population of patients with orthopedic trauma. The study included all patients who were over age 18 years, had no risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, and were treated for an acute fracture at a Level 1 trauma center...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004296/orthopedic-surgeons-attitudes-to-osteoporosis-investigation-and-management-after-minimal-trauma-fracture-mtf
#17
Jane Anderson-Wurf, Joe McGirr, Alexa Seal, Catherine Harding
: A study of orthopedic surgeons in rural and regional Southeast Australia to determine attitudes to investigation and management of osteoporosis found they believe follow-up in regard to osteoporosis after MTF is important; responsibility for follow-up diagnosis and management lies with primary health care and current communication systems are poor. PURPOSE/INTRODUCTION: The investigation and treatment of osteoporosis after minimal trauma fracture (MTF) is regarded as sub-optimal...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993625/how-knowledge-relates-to-confidence-in-orthopedics-and-emergency-medicine-regarding-return-to-sport-and-rehabilitation-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma
#18
Sarah Johnson-Lynn, David Townshend
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to survey the knowledge of registrars in emergency medicine and orthopedics on 5 common injuries to the foot and ankle and compare this knowledge, and self-reported confidence in giving it, with that of consultants and physiotherapists of various levels of experience. DESIGN: An online survey was used to gather the information using scenario-based open and closed questions. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 102 health care professionals, who regularly deal with sports injuries, were recruited...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990193/does-weather-matter-the-effect-of-weather-patterns-and-temporal-factors-on-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-volume
#19
Kristin S Livingston, Patricia E Miller, Anneliese Lierhaus, Travis H Matheney, Susan T Mahan
OBJECTIVES: Orthopaedists often speculate how weather and school schedule may influence pediatric orthopedic trauma volume, but few studies have examined this. This study aims to determine: how do weather patterns, day, month, season and public school schedule influence the daily frequency of pediatric orthopedic trauma consults and admissions? METHODS: With IRB approval, orthopedic trauma data from a level 1 pediatric trauma center, including number of daily orthopedic trauma consults and admissions, were collected from July 2009 to March 2012...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986236/surgical-management-and-reconstruction-training-smart-course-for-international-orthopedic-surgeons
#20
Hao-Hua Wu, Kushal R Patel, Amber M Caldwell, R Richard Coughlin, Scott L Hansen, Joseph N Carey
BACKGROUND: The burden of complex orthopedic trauma in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is exacerbated by soft-tissue injuries, which can often lead to amputations. This study's purpose was to create and evaluate the Surgical Management and Reconstruction Training (SMART) course to help orthopedic surgeons from LMICs manage soft-tissue defects and reduce the rate of amputations. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, orthopedic surgeons from LMICs were recruited to attend a 2-day SMART course taught by plastic surgery faculty in San Francisco...
July 2016: Annals of Global Health
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