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Physiotherapy fracture clinic

Dominika Batycka-Stachnik, Agnieszka Piwoda, Tomasz Darocha, Malgorzata Spiewak, Sylweriusz Kosinski, Anna Jarosz, Hubert Hymczak, Tomasz Sanak, Robert Galazkowski, Jacek Piatek, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Rafal Drwila
: The objectives: To show and discuss the most frequent functional problems encountered in patients who underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment after severe hypothermia and point out appropriate physiotherapy procedures used in order to diminish the effects of hypothermia on the human organism. It is necessary to look for effective physiotherapeutic solutions, especially that the number of scientific publications on the subject is very limited. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis Setting: Severe Accidental Hypothermia Center ( medical intensive care unit of a university hospital) Patients or participants: Nineteen patients who were qualified for ECMO in Severe Accidental Hypothermia Center Intervention: At least three times a day rehabilitation session (physiotherapeutic procedures adequate to patient problems) and interventions in case of emergency...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Nefyn H Williams, Jessica L Roberts, Nafees Ud Din, Nicola Totton, Joanna M Charles, Claire A Hawkes, Val Morrison, Zoe Hoare, Michelle Williams, Aaron W Pritchard, Swapna Alexander, Andrew Lemmey, Robert T Woods, Catherine Sackley, Pip Logan, Rhiannon T Edwards, Clare Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a rigorous feasibility study for a future definitive parallel-group randomised controlled trial (RCT) and economic evaluation of an enhanced rehabilitation package for hip fracture. SETTING: Recruitment from 3 acute hospitals in North Wales. Intervention delivery in the community. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults (aged ≥65) who received surgical treatment for hip fracture, lived independently prior to fracture, had mental capacity (assessed by clinical team) and received rehabilitation in the North Wales area...
October 5, 2016: BMJ Open
Patricia Ribinik, Ahcene Aimar, Antoinette Ngonde Njoh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the interest of social insurance preliminary agreement to enter PRM ward for patients after orthopedic surgery in Gonesse hospital. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 01/01/15 to 06/30/15 went to PRM ward (inpatient or day hospital rehabilitation) 16 patients after TKA, 20 patients including 3 femoral neck fracture after THA, 3 patients after anterior cruciate knee ligamentoplasty and 3 patients with cuff tear surgery. At entrance, we assess patient's pain, mobility, personal and environmental factors upon Sofmer-Fedmer, MSAP and HAS standards...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ghada Amin Khalifa, Naglaa Shawki El-Kilani, Hanan Mohmed Shokier
PURPOSE: A restricted mouth opening (MO) is predominantly a complication of maxillofacial trauma in pediatric patients and develops in 4% to 26.2% of cases. The purpose of the present study was to quantitatively investigate the influence of patient demographic data, fracture characteristics, and regular vigorous physiotherapy, with either voluntary or forcible MO exercises, on the recovery of a post-traumatic restricted MO in pediatric patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed of pediatric patients with maxillofacial injuries who had been referred to Al-Zahraa and El-Fayoum Hospitals from 2013 to 2015...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Francisco Ferrero-Manzanal, Raquel Lax-Pérez, Roberto López-Bernabé, José Ramiro Betancourt-Bastidas, Alvaro Iñiguez de Onzoño-Pérez
INTRODUCTION: Shoulder surgery is often performed with the patient in the so called "beach-chair position" with elevation of the upper part of the body. The anesthetic procedure can be general anesthesia and/or regional block, usually interscalenic brachial plexus block. We present a case of brachial plexus palsy with a possible mechanism of traction based on the electromyographic and clinical findings, although a possible contribution of nerve block cannot be excluded. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: We present a case of a 62 year-old female, that suffered from shoulder fracture-dislocation...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Christoph Erggelet, P Vavken
The evidence for the effectiveness of the microfracture procedure is largely derived from case series and few randomized trials. Clinical outcomes improve with microfracture for the most part, but in some studies these effects are not sustained. The quality of cartilage repair following microfracture is variable and inconsistent due to unknown reasons. Younger patients have better clinical outcomes and quality of cartilage repair than older patients. When lesion location was shown to affect microfracture outcome, patients with lesions of the femoral condyle have the best clinical improvements and quality of cartilage repair compared with patients who had lesions in other areas...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Lara A Kimmel, Susan M Liew, James M Sayer, Anne E Holland
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of intensive acute hospital physiotherapy for patients with isolated hip fractures. DESIGN, SETTING: Single-institution, prospective, randomised trial at a level 1 trauma centre in Melbourne, March 2014 - January 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 92 patients aged 65 years or more with isolated hip fractures. Patients were excluded if the fracture was subtrochanteric or pathological, or if post-operative orders required the patient to be non-weight-bearing on the operated leg...
July 18, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
N Schmelzer-Schmied
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this operation technique is a stable refixation of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) to the fovea ulnaris. The stability of the distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) should be re-established. The patients pain and the feeling of instability should be reduced. INDICATIONS: Lesions of the foveal component of the TFCC resulting in DRUJ instability. Combined lesions of both components of the TFCC. Complete detachment of the TFCC from the ulna either without fracture of the styloid process of the ulna or with fracture (floating styloid)...
August 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Raghavendra S Kembhavi, Boblee James
INTRODUCTION: Injuries around shoulder and clavicle are quite common. Injuries involving lateral end of clavicle involving acromioclavicular joints are commoner injuries. In this rare injury, we report about a case involving clavicle and scapular spine fracture with acromioclavicular disruption which has never been described in English literature as per our knowledge. CASE REPORT: A patient with closed clavicle and scapular spine fracture with acromioclavicular joint disruption was treated with open reduction and internal fixation of clavicle and scapular spine as a staged procedures...
April 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Nicholas McArthur, Bijayendra Singh
INTRODUCTION: A coracoid fracture is a rare orthopaedic condition as it accounts for only 2 - 10 % of all scapular fractures and <0.1% of all fractures. In even rarer cases coracoid fractures are also associated with other bony injuries of the shoulder. There is currently no consensus on the treatment of such injuries. CASE REPORT: We present an unusually rare case of a simultaneous fracture of the coracoid process and the lateral end of clavicle. The patient was treated with shoulder arm sling for 6 weeks followed by physiotherapy...
April 2012: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Gloria Raffaetà, Francesca Falossi, Agnese Menconi, Chiara Genovesi, Maurizio Mazzantini, Vanna Bottai, Giulio Guido
The fragility vertebral fractures have a considerable impact on an individual's health-related quality of life due to pain, limitations in activity, social participation, altered mood and balance impairment. Physiotherapy interventions may have an important role in improving quality of life, balance and reducing the fracture risk in people with osteoporotic vertebral fractures. In literature there are only a few studies that examine exercise interventions in osteoporotic populations with vertebral fracture and few studies that examine the effects on balance with instrumental measurements...
January 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
Baran Kömür, Olcay Güler, Serhat Mutlu, Barış Yılmaz, Bülent Yücel, Tahir Mutlu Duymuş
INTRODUCTION: A rare case of proximal phalange fractures has been presented in this study. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 29-year-old male patient from Turkey was admitted to the orthopedics and traumatology clinic with a complaint of left hand pain, which had persisted for 10days. He described a rotational trauma that had occurred right after hitting his hand on the wheel of a car as a result of an in-car traffic accident 10days ago. Radiological work-ups were requested...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Giuseppina Resmini, Chiara Ratti, Gianluca Canton, Luigi Murena, Antimo Moretti, Giovanni Iolascon
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a multifactorial and disabling disorder with complex etiology and pathogenesis. Goals of therapy in CRPS should be pain relief, functional restoration, and psychological stabilization, but early interventions are needed in order to achieve these objectives. Several drugs have been used to reduce pain and to improve functional status in CRPS, despite the lack of scientific evidence supporting their use in this scenario. They include anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, anesthetics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, oral muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, calcitonin, bisphosphonates, calcium channel blockers and topical agents...
January 2015: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
Elena Puin Costescu, Aliona Dronic, Loana Dana Alexa, O Alexa
Frailty fractures encompass pelvic ring fractures in the elderly--a condition more frequently encountered in women, usually with pre-existing osteoporosis. The incidence of these fractures is increasing, following the increase in average life expectancy. Most of the times, they are the result of a minor injury, of which the patient has little or no recollection; the clinical signs and symptoms, radiological changes and the degree of fracture stability vary greatly. As such, there is a wide range of therapeutic options and one of the most important decisions for the physician is choosing between surgery and conservative treatment...
January 2016: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Teresa Paolucci, Vincenzo Maria Saraceni, Giulia Piccinini
Osteoporosis (OP) is a pathological condition that manifests clinically as pain, fractures, and physical disability, resulting in the loss of independence and the need for long-term care. Chronic pain is a multidimensional experience with sensory, affective, and cognitive aspects. Age can affect each of these dimensions and the pain that is experienced. In OP, chronic pain appears to have sensory characteristics and properties of nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Its evaluation and treatment thus require a holistic approach that focuses on the specific characteristics of this population...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Guilherme Campos Barroso, Thiago Fuchs, Edilson Thiele, Mônica Nunes Lima
Osteonecrosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by osseous necrosis of a load-bearing portion of the femoral condyle, followed by subchondral fracturing, subsequent segmental collapse and arthrosis. It most frequently affects obese women over the age of 55 years. Its treatment is still a matter of controversy in the literature. The authors report the case of a 24-year-old male patient who was a professional soccer player, who presented with a complaint of knee pain one day after physical activity. Imaging examinations performed early on already demonstrated the start of the lesion...
May 2012: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
F Unglaub, M F Langer, P Hahn, L P Müller, C Ahrens, C K Spies
Joint fractures of the fingers often entail operative interventions in contrast to extra-articular fractures. These types of fracture are inclined to dislocate in addition to the actual fracture. The proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in particular often shows comminuted fractures due to the long leverage of the finger and a relatively small diameter of the joint. The clinical examination, X-ray diagnostics and if necessary computed tomography allow the classification into stable and unstable fractures. Unstable fractures must be treated by surgical reduction and fixation...
February 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
Toby O Smith, Leigh Davies
The objective of this paper was to review the literature to assess when open reduction and internal fixation ankle fractures should commence weight bearing for the best outcome. An electronic search was undertaken of the databases AMED, Cinahl, Embase, Medline (via Ovid), Pedro and Pubmed, from their inception to November 2005. References lists were scrutinised and a hand search was also performed. We included all English language, human subject, controlled clinical trials, comparing the effects of early against later weight bearing following open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures...
February 2008: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Jennifer L Keating, Joanne E McKenzie, Denise A O'Connor, Simon French, Bruce F Walker, Melanie Charity, Matthew J Page, Sally E Green
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether physiotherapists avoid lumbar X-rays for acute non-specific low back pain and advise people to stay active. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional survey of Australian physiotherapists. 880 physiotherapists were randomly sampled from Victoria (495), South Australia (158), and Western Australia (227). Physiotherapists were asked which investigations they would order and interventions they would provide for five acute low back pain (LBP) presentations described in vignettes...
April 2016: Manual Therapy
Greta Palmer
Complex regional pain syndrome is an uncommon chronic pain condition. It develops spontaneously or following an injury. The features are limb pain, allodynia, hypersensitivity, hyperalgesia, abnormalities of the vasomotor, sudomotor and motor systems, and trophic changes, with reduced use of the affected limb. The diagnosis is clinical and one of exclusion. The emphasis of therapy is graded rehabilitation and movement of the limb with physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Psychological therapies should be offered if a patient is making no or slow progress in the acute phase, and to all patients in the chronic phase as depression can occur...
June 2015: Australian Prescriber
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