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Andrew Chia Chen Chou, Ho Yin Kevin Wong, Sumanth Kumar, Arjandas Mahadev
BACKGROUND: Distal humerus physeal separations are rare pediatric elbow fractures that are often misdiagnosed and difficult to treat. Adequate reduction is often technically challenging and up to 71% of children develop postoperative cubitus varus. We propose using the medial and lateral humeral lines as an adjunct to elbow arthrography in order to guide intraoperative fixation of distal humerus physeal separations to reduce the incidence of postoperative cubitus varus. METHODS: From 2009 to 2014, all pediatric patients under the age of 3 diagnosed with a distal humerus physeal separation and treated surgically at our institution were included for analysis...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Ellen M Raney, Harold J P van Bosse, Kevin G Shea, Joshua M Abzug, Richard M Schwend
INTRODUCTION: The opioid epidemic in the United States has reached crisis proportions. Urgent response is needed. Hydrocodone in combination with acetaminophen is the most prescribed drug in the United States. The most common source of opioids available for misuse is the unused portions of postoperative prescriptions. Among high school seniors, 80% of those who reported nonmedical use of prescription opioids previously had legitimate prescriptions but recreationally used leftover doses...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Hailey Allen, Kirkland W Davis, Kenneth Noonan, Yoshimi Endo, Jie C Nguyen
Fractures are common in children with some requiring surgical reduction and fixation to maintain anatomical alignment. Although various surgical techniques and principles are shared between children and adults, certain unique considerations in children can influence the surgical approach and device selection. In particular, for skeletally immature children, it is of utmost importance to protect certain critical open growth plates because permanent injury can produce severe growth disturbances. The often robust healing response and potential limited patient compliance can also influence the treatment algorithm and decision making...
February 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
William Cody Sessions, Matthew Herring, Walter H Truong
The extensor mechanism of the knee-consisting of the four muscles of the quadriceps, the quadriceps tendon, the patella, and the patellar ligament-is essential for lower extremity function during both standing and ambulation. The presence of articular cartilage and growing physes in the pediatric knee, coupled with the generation of significant tensile force, creates an opportunity for pathology unique to the pediatric population.Tibial tubercle fractures and patella injuries are quite rare, and even pediatric-trained orthopaedic surgeons may not be exposed to these injuries on a regular basis...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Mauricio Silva, Erin M Delfosse, Howard Park, Hemali Panchal, Edward Ebramzadeh
INTRODUCTION: The Appropriate Use Criteria for the treatment of supracondylar humerus fractures (SCHFs), developed by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, recommends pinning for all type II SCHFs. However, previous studies have suggested that, with close follow-up some of the less severe type II SCHF's can be successfully treated without surgery. Our purpose was to analyze data collected prospectively on a large cohort of type II SCHF's. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and radiographic information on all type II pediatric SCHF (n=1120) that were enrolled in a prospective registry and were followed for a minimum of 8 weeks...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Anas Minkara, Nicole Bainton, Masashi Tanaka, Justin Kung, Christopher DeAllie, Alexandra Khaleel, Hiroko Matsumoto, Michael Vitale, Benjamin Roye
BACKGROUND: Despite known limitations, Risser staging has traditionally been the primary marker of skeletal maturity utilized in decision-making for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and factors associated with mismatch between Risser Staging and Sanders classification, and determine interobserver reliability. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of consecutive patients aged 10 to 18 referred to our institution for evaluation of AIS from January to June 2016 with a closed triradiate cartilage...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Molly M Crenshaw, Cara G Goerlich, Lauren E Ivey, Julie C Sapp, Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, Allison C Scott, Leslie G Biesecker, Laura L Tosi
INTRODUCTION: Proteus syndrome (PS) is a rare mosaic disorder comprising asymmetric bony and soft tissue overgrowth leading to significant morbidity. Placement of growth inhibition hardware with subsequent epiphyseal arrest improves leg-length and angular deformities in pediatric patients without PS. The purpose of this study was to review the surgical approach and present outcomes, complications, and recommendations in 8 patients with PS and leg-length discrepancy (LLD). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 8 patients with PS whose primary reason for surgery was LLD...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Taylor J Jackson, Todd J Blumberg, Apurva S Shah, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries are among the most common reasons for emergency department (ED) visits in the pediatric population. Many such injuries can be managed with a single follow-up outpatient visit. However, untimely (ie, premature) referrals by emergency physicians to orthopaedic surgeons are common and may inadvertently create need for a second visit, generating unnecessary expenditures. We sought to elucidate the cost of premature musculoskeletal follow-up visits to the patients, families, and the health care system...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Alexa J Karkenny, Denver A Burton, Kathleen J Maguire, Regina Hanstein, Norman Y Otsuka
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both advocate for childhood injury prevention by publishing recommendations to orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians, and the public. Popular topics of advocacy campaigns have included trampolines, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and lawnmowers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the temporal relationship between AAOS/AAP advocacy and pediatric orthopaedic injury rates, using these topics as examples...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Robert J Tamai, Brian T Sullivan, Rushyuan J Lee
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) provide excellent pain control and reduce the need for systemic analgesics in orthopaedic surgery. PNBs rarely cause complications; however, a few studies of adults have reported neurological complications during the early postoperative period. We investigated complications associated with the use of PNBs during pediatric knee surgery. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all 121 children (aged ≤18 y) who underwent knee surgery by 1 orthopaedic surgeon between October 2014 and September 2016...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Julie Balch Samora, Walter P Samora, Kevin Dolan, Kevin E Klingele
BACKGROUND: Casts, while frequently used as routine treatment in pediatric orthopaedic practice, are not without complications. At our large tertiary care pediatric hospital, the baseline rate of all casting complications was 5.6 complications per 1000 casts applied (0.56%). We tested the hypothesis that we could use quality improvement (QI) methodology to decrease the overall cast complication rate and improve patient care. METHODS: We initiated a QI program implementing concepts derived from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement models, including Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, to decrease our cast complication rate...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Benjamin J Shore, Patricia E Miller, Ira Zaltz, Perry L Schoenecker, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Although hinge abduction is recognized as an important finding in children with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, variable diagnostic criteria exist. The purpose of this study was (1) to test the interobserver and intraobserver agreement of the current definition of hinge abduction and (2) to develop consensus regarding key diagnostic features that could be used to improve our diagnostic criteria. METHODS: Four orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty pediatric hip interest independently assessed 30 randomly ordered cases of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Brian T Sullivan, Adam Margalit, Vaibhav S Garg, Dolores B Njoku, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare connective tissue disease with varying severity. Patients with OI are highly susceptible to skeletal fractures. Optimal perioperative management of these patients is not well defined. We investigated the risks associated with intraoperative use of noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) cuffs, tourniquets, and intra-arterial catheters, and patient positioning in children with OI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of patients younger than 21 years with OI who underwent surgery with general anesthesia from 2010 to 2016 at our tertiary care center...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Mohamed A A Yousef, Darius Dranginis, Scott Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: Children with neuromuscular disorders have a significant chance of developing scoliosis and/or hip dislocation during childhood and adolescence and often undergo surgical reconstruction. Because of their high rate of medical comorbidities, these patients are at higher risk of postoperative complications and are therefore often comanaged, along with orthopaedics, by pediatric medicine and critical care teams. Fever during the postoperative stay is a frequent occurrence and often prompts extensive diagnostic workup which increases the cost and burden on the health system but have unclear effects on the care of the patient...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Mark W Camp, James R Barnes, Mohita Damany, Leo T Donnan
BACKGROUND: In an effort to standardize management and reduce over-treatment of uncomplicated paediatric fractures, the Victorian Pediatric Orthopaedic Network and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, created publically available web-based paediatric fracture pathways. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of web-based fracture pathways on the clinic volume at a tertiary-care paediatric fracture clinic. METHODS: A comparative retrospective review was performed at a large, urban, tertiary-care children's hospital...
November 12, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Meghan Hughes, Karan Dua, Nathan N O'Hara, Brian K Brighton, Theodore J Ganley, William L Hennrikus, Martin J Herman, Joshua E Hyman, J Todd Lawrence, Charles T Mehlman, Kenneth J Noonan, Norman Y Otsuka, Richard M Schwend, M Wade Shrader, Brian G Smith, Paul D Sponseller, Joshua M Abzug
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures are a common pediatric and adolescent injury accounting for 11% to 20% of elbow fractures in this population. This purpose of this study was to determine the variability among pediatric orthopaedic surgeons when treating pediatric medial epicondyle fractures. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment was conducted to determine which patient and injury attributes influence the management of medial epicondyle fractures by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Anthony I Riccio, Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Grant D Hogue, Robert L Wimberly, Corey S Gill, DeRaan Collins, Lori A Karol
BACKGROUND: Quantitative evaluation of the functional results of surgically managed tibial tubercle fractures in adolescents is unreported in the orthopaedic literature. METHODS: All patients treated surgically for unilateral tibial tubercle fractures at a single institution from 2007 to 2011 were invited to return for functional evaluation. Fractures were classified using the Ogden classification system. Clinical examination at follow-up included passive knee range of motion and thigh circumference...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Amit Jain, Brian T Sullivan, Anne Kuwabara, Khaled M Kebaish, Paul D Sponseller
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the 5-year outcomes of children with neuromuscular scoliosis treated with sacral-alar-iliac screws. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and radiographic records of patients aged ≤18 years treated by 1 pediatric orthopedic surgeon for neuromuscular scoliosis with spinal fusion using sacral-alar-iliac pelvic anchors. Thirty-eight patients with a minimum 5-year radiographic follow-up (mean, 6.0 ± 1.2 years) were studied. The mean patient age was 13 ± 2...
December 2017: World Neurosurgery
Jason B Anari, Alexander L Neuwirth, B David Horn, Keith D Baldwin
AIM: To better understand how pediatric floating knee injuries are managed after the wide spread use of new orthopaedic technology. METHODS: We searched EMBASE, COCHRANE and MEDLINE computerized literature databases from the earliest date available in the databases to February 2017 using the following search term including variants and pleural counterparts: Pediatric floating knee. All studies were thoroughly reviewed by multiple authors. Reference lists from all articles were scrutinized to identify any additional studies of interest...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
Mark C Lee, Casey Jarvis, Matthew J Solomito, Jeffrey D Thomson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Many pelvic fixation options exist for posterior spinal fusion of pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis, including standard iliac screws (SISs) or a more recently introduced S2-Alar (S2A) technique. However, little data exist comparing the clinical and radiographic outcomes of these techniques. PURPOSE: This study aimed to dentify differences in clinical and radiographic outcomes for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis patients treated with SIS or S2A pelvic fixation...
September 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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