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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654502/kinematic-gait-changes-following-serial-casting-and-bracing-to-treat-toe-walking-in-a-child-with-autism
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Marybeth Barkocy, James Dexter, Colleen Petranovich
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of serial casting in a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibiting a toe-walking gait pattern with equinus contractures. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: Although many children with ASD toe walk, little research on physical therapy interventions exists for this population. Serial casting has been validated for use in idiopathic toe walking to increase passive dorsiflexion and improve gait, but not for toe walking in children with ASD...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542072/effect-of-exercise-training-on-the-frequency-of-contracture-release-surgeries-in-burned-children
#2
Jong O Lee, David N Herndon, Clark Andersen, Oscar E Suman, Ted T Huang
BACKGROUND: Intensive physical exercise (IPE) increases strength, lean body mass, aerobic capacity, and range of motion in children with extensive burns. However, whether IPE decreases the frequency of burn scar contracture-releasing procedures in children with extensive burns is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospectively collected surgical records of 184 children who had undergone axilla, elbow, and/or wrist contracture-releasing procedures were reviewed. All children were 7 years or older and had sustained burns of at least 40% of the total body surface area...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491455/use-of-adjunctive-prednisolone-in-the-management-of-a-cat-with-bilateral-quadriceps-contracture-following-trauma
#3
Penelope Lc Tisdall, Cameron P Rogowski
CASE SUMMARY: A 6-month-old cat was successfully treated for bilateral quadriceps contracture. Conventional treatments including surgery, dynamic flexion apparatus and physical therapy along with analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs resulted in temporary clinical improvement that was relapsing. The initiation of supplementary corticosteroid treatment with prednisolone coincided with an immediate and sustained clinical improvement and long-term resolution. RELEVANCE AND NOVEL INFORMATION: Successful treatment of bilateral quadriceps contracture has not previously been reported in a cat...
January 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283308/percutaneous-collagen-induction-as-an-additive-treatment-for-scar-formation-following-thermal-injuries-preliminary-experience-in-47-children
#4
Rainer Kubiak, Bettina Lange
BACKGROUND: Thermal injuries are one of the most physically and psychologically devastating causes of pediatric trauma. Post-traumatic sequelae such as hypertrophic scars and contractures often result in long lasting morbidity and disfigurement. Conservative therapy, including pressure garments and silicone, is the gold standard for scar management in the pediatric population. Most recently percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) was introduced as an alternative treatment in adults. The aim of this report was to share our experience with PCI in children and adolescents in scar management following thermal injuries...
March 7, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103995/-advances-in-the-research-of-prevention-and-treatment-of-postburn-contractures-of-hand
#5
K A Wang, G S Wu, Y Sun, Z F Xia
Scar contracture deformity, which can lead to dysfunction of hand and low quality of life, is one of the common complication after hand burns. The prevention measures of scar contracture after hand burns include large skin grafting, prevention of infection, insistence on wearing pressure gloves, use of silicone sheets, wearing orthosis, accepting proper physical therapy, and early functional exercise. The primary treatments of postburn contractures of the hand are surgery, drugs, laser treatment, and rehabilitation therapy...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984480/a-child-with-a-burn-related-foot-and-ankle-contracture-treated-with-multiple-modalities
#6
Miranda Yelvington, Michelle Scoggins, Leslie White
PURPOSE: The presence of hypertrophic scars, which cross lower extremity joints, can often result in decreased range of motion, limitations in functional mobility, and gait deviations. This article reviews a case and describes a multimodal treatment approach. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: A 6-year-old girl developed aggressive hypertrophic scars following a burn injury. A multimodal treatment approach, including splinting, elastomers, and physical therapy, was developed...
January 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941188/arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenital-multidisciplinary-care-including-own-experience
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Anna Binkiewicz-Glińska, Jolanta Wierzba, Edyta Szurowska, Katarzyna Ruckeman-Dziurdzińska, Stanisław Bakuła, Michał Sokołów, Anna Reńska
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC) is a heterogeneous disorder, characterized by nonprogressive multiple intra-articular contractures, which can be recognized at birth. The prevalence in Europe is estimated at about 1 per 12,000. Etiopathogenesis of arthrogryposis is multifactorial. Symptoms of some forms of arthrogryposis can be found in the clinical presentation of selected genetic disorders, e.g. Pena Shokeir syndrome. Arthrogryposis can also result from environmental factors such as medication, trauma or chronic illness during pregnancy, as well as from oligohydramnios or abnormal structure of the uterus...
2016: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902173/escobar-multiple-pterygium-syndrome-multidisciplinary-approach-to-a-very-rare-syndrome
#8
Murat Celal Sözbilen, Hüseyin Günay, Funda Atamaz Çalış
Escobar (multiple pterygium) syndrome is progressive and a very rare syndrome. It is generally characterized by multiple pterygia that are found in the cervical, antecubital and popliteal regions. In this report, we present the treatment management of a 14-year-old case with late stage Escobar syndrome who was admitted due to multiple pterygia and bilateral knee contractures. The treatment of this case was conducted in collaboration with the department of orthopedics and the department of physical therapy. The treatment of the case was done in three stages: soft tissue procedures, femoral recurvatum osteotomy and triple arthrodesis, respectively...
December 2016: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894181/total-knee-arthroplasty-for-severe-flexion-contracture-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-knees
#9
Youn Soo Hwang, Kyu Pill Moon, Kyung Taek Kim, Jin Wan Kim, Won Seok Park
Flexion contracture deformities, as well as severe varus and valgus deformities of the knee joint, accompany osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In particular, severe flexion contracture deformity of the knee joint is often found in patients with RA, which renders them nonambulatory. This report describes a 26-year-old female patient diagnosed with RA 10 years ago. She had chronic joint pain, severe flexion contracture, valgus deformity in both knees, and limited range of motion in both knees and became nonambulatory...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857638/changes-in-muscle-spasticity-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-after-spinal-manipulation-case-series
#10
Oleh Kachmar, Taras Voloshyn, Mykhailo Hordiyevych
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case series was to report quantitative changes in wrist muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy after 1 spinal manipulation (SM) and a 2-week course of treatment. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients, aged 7 to 18 years, with spastic forms of cerebral palsy and without fixed contracture of the wrist, were evaluated before initiation of treatment, after 1 SM, and at the end of a 2-week course of treatment. Along with daily SM, the program included physical therapy, massage, reflexotherapy, extremity joint mobilization, mechanotherapy, and rehabilitation computer games for 3 to 4 hours' duration...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830921/postoperative-physical-therapy-program-for-latissimus-dorsi-and-teres-major-tendons-transfer-to-rotator-cuff-in-children-with-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-injury
#11
Yasser A Safoury, Mohamed T Eldesoky, Enas E Abutaleb, Mohamed R Atteya, Ahmed M Gabr
BACKGROUND: The transfer of latissimus dorsi and teres major tendons to rotator cuff have been developed to rebalance the muscular dysfunction and improve shoulder range of motion in children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP). No previous study reported the ideal postoperative physical therapy program for these cases. AIM: The aim of the present study was to design appropriate postoperative physical therapy (PT) program after latissimus dorsi and teres major tendons transfer to rotator cuff in OBPP to improve upper limb function...
April 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826907/the-unstable-knee-in-congenital-limb-deficiency
#12
REVIEW
Gabriel T Mindler, Christof Radler, Rudolf Ganger
PURPOSE: Instability of the knee is a common finding in patients with congenital limb deficiency. The instability can be attributed to soft tissue abnormalities, frontal, sagittal or rotational deformity of the lower limb and bony dysplasia of the patella or of the femoral condyles. In most of the cases, these pathomorphologic changes stay asymptomatic in daily activity. However, instability can appear during deformity correction and bone-lengthening procedures, leading to flexion contracture or subluxation of the knee...
December 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759587/starplasty-for-reconstruction-of-the-burned-axilla
#13
Ryan P Cauley, Sean A Hickey, Charles Scott Hultman, Katie Mathews, Jeremy Goverman
BACKGROUND: Postburn axillary contractures are common and significantly impact quality of life. Simple release combined with split thickness skin grafting necessitates a donor site, requires immobilization, and may result in poor functional outcome. Common methods of adjacent tissue rearrangement are not well designed to treat broad linear contractures. Flaps from the back, flank, or arm can be used, but may come with significant donor site morbidity. We demonstrate the use of the STARplasty, a novel adjacent tissue rearrangement initially developed to treat neosyndactyly, as a useful reconstructive option for the release of Kurtzman type 1 posterior or anterior axillary contractures...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722115/clinical-and-functional-outcomes-of-acute-lower-extremity-compartment-syndrome-at-a-major-trauma-hospital
#14
Loreto Lollo, Andreas Grabinsky
BACKGROUND: Acute lower extremity compartment syndrome (CS) is a condition that untreated causes irreversible nerve and muscle ischemia. Treatment by decompression fasciotomy without delay prevents permanent disability. The use of intracompartmental pressure (iCP) measurement in uncertain situations aids in diagnosis of severe leg pain. As an infrequent complication of lower extremity trauma, consequences of CS include chronic pain, nerve injury, and contractures. The purpose of this study was to observe the clinical and functional outcomes for patients with lower extremity CS after fasciotomy...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663059/exercise-training-in-metabolic-myopathies
#15
REVIEW
J Vissing
Metabolic myopathies encompass muscle glycogenoses (GSD) and disorders of muscle fat oxidation (FAOD). FAODs and GSDs can be divided into two main clinical phenotypes; those with static symptoms related to fixed muscle weakness and atrophy, and those with dynamic, exercise-related symptoms that are brought about by a deficient supply of ATP. Together with mitochondrial myopathies, metabolic myopathies are unique among muscle diseases, as the limitation in exercise performance is not solely caused by structural damage of muscle, but also or exclusively related to energy deficiency...
October 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622586/management-of-pediatric-intramuscular-venous-malformations
#16
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Minna M Wieck, Donna Nowicki, Kathy A Schall, Chadi Zeinati, Lori K Howell, Dean M Anselmo
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular venous malformations (VMs) are rare, but can be highly symptomatic. There are few reports on outcomes, particularly pain, functional limitations, and muscle contractures. We aimed to compare results of medical management, sclerotherapy, and surgical resection. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 45 patients with an extremity or truncal intramuscular VM between June 2005 and June 2015 at a single institution. Outcomes were compared between treatment modalities with ANOVA and χ2 tests...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526686/systematic-review-of-non-surgical-treatments-for-early-dupuytren-s-disease
#17
Catherine Ball, David Izadi, Liaquat Suleman Verjee, James Chan, Jagdeep Nanchahal
BACKGROUND: Dupuytren's disease is a common fibrotic disorder of the palm characterized by the development of progressive flexion deformities in the digits, leading to significant functional impairment. Surgical excision remains the most common treatment. However, this is only indicated in patients with established contractures rather than those with early disease. Early disease is generally characterized by the presence of palmar nodules with limited or no contracture of the fingers...
August 15, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471728/adhesive-capsulitis-in-eight-dogs-diagnosis-and-management
#18
Brittany J Carr, Sherman O Canapp, Debra A Canapp, Lauri-Jo Gamble, David L Dycus
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical and diagnostic findings as well as management of adhesive capsulitis in dogs. BACKGROUND: Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a syndrome defined by loss of range of motion of the shoulder and may be the end-stage manifestation of several primary conditions. EVIDENTIARY VALUE: This is a case series report of eight dogs with chronic forelimb lameness diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis. METHODS: Medical records (June 1, 2010-September 1, 2015) including, physical examination findings, radiographic findings, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, arthroscopy findings, and treatment plans were reviewed...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352194/therapeutic-effect-of-intra-articular-injection-of-ribbon-type-decoy-oligonucleotides-for-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-on-joint-contracture-in-an-immobilized-knee-animal-model
#19
Daisuke Sotobayashi, Hirohisa Kawahata, Natsuki Anada, Toshio Ogihara, Ryuichi Morishita, Motokuni Aoki
BACKGROUND: Limited range of motion (ROM) as a result of joint contracture in treatment associated with joint immobilization or motor paralysis is a critical issue. However, its molecular mechanism has not been fully clarified and a therapeutic approach is not yet established. METHODS: In the present study, we investigated its molecular mechanism, focusing on the role of a transcription factor, hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which regulates the expression of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and evaluated the possibility of molecular therapy to inhibit HIF-1 activation by ribbon-type decoy oligonucleotides (ODNs) for HIF-1 using immobilized knee animal models...
August 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159679/neuromuscular-choristoma-presenting-with-unilateral-limb-hypoplasia-in-a-3-year-old-boy
#20
Travis G O'Brien, Robert J Spinner, Andrea J Boon
INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular choristomas (NMCs) are rare benign peripheral nerve lesions in which skeletal muscle tissue is admixed with nerve fascicles. METHODS: We describe a case of sciatic nerve NMC presenting with unilateral limb hypoplasia, monoparesis, and equinovarus contracture in a pediatric patient. We outline the unique clinical presentation and diagnostic work-up for our patient, including electromyographic and imaging studies. RESULTS: MRI revealed fusiform enlargement of the sciatic nerve, <50% intralesional fat, and signal characteristics similar to those of muscle tissue...
October 2016: Muscle & Nerve
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