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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345414/fresh-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-for-fractures-of-the-knee
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Guilherme C Gracitelli, Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tirico, Julie C McCauley, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes and allograft survivorship among patients with knee fracture who underwent fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation as a salvage treatment option. Design Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Setting Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at one hospital. Patients Fresh OCAs were implanted for osteochondral lesions after knee fracture in 24 males and 15 females with an average age of 34 years. Twenty-nine lesions (74%) were tibial plateau fractures, 6 (15%) were femoral condyle fractures, and 4 (10%) were patella fractures...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341281/uncemented-metal-backed-tantalum-patellar-components-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-have-a-high-fracture-rate-at-midterm-follow-up
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Jeremy Y Chan, Nicholas J Giori
BACKGROUND: There is interest in uncemented total knee arthroplasty due to the hope for long-term biologic fixation, but limited data are available regarding uncemented tantalum patellar components. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic outcomes of uncemented tantalum patellar implants at midterm follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 30 knees in 29 patients who underwent cementless total knee arthroplasty with an uncemented metal-backed tantalum patella between September 2006 and April 2009...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299718/have-the-causes-of-revision-for-total-and-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasties-changed-during-the-past-two-decades
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Gro S Dyrhovden, Stein Håkon L Lygre, Mona Badawy, Øystein Gøthesen, Ove Furnes
BACKGROUND: Revisions after knee arthroplasty are expected to increase, and the epidemiology of failure mechanisms is changing as new implants, technology, and surgical techniques evolve. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Was there improvement in survival for TKA and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) when comparing two consecutive 11-year periods with similar followups in a national registry? (2) Were there changes in the causes of revision during the two times? (3) Could the changes in revision causes be attributed to patient or implant characteristics? METHODS: A total of 60,623 TKAs (2426 revisions) and 7648 UKAs (725 revisions) were selected from the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register and analyzed based on year of primary surgery: 1994 to 2004 (Period 1) and 2005 to 2015 (Period 2)...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297604/biomechanical-evaluation-of-classic-solid-and-all-soft-suture-anchors-for-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
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Michael G Saper, Karim Meijer, Scott Winnier, John Popovich, James R Andrews, Charles Roth
BACKGROUND: Multiple techniques for patellar fixation with classic solid suture anchors (SAs) in medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction have been described. Fixation of the graft to the patella with all-soft suture anchors (ASAs) has not been studied. Purpose/Hypothesis: To evaluate the biomechanical performance of 2 different MPFL patellar fixation techniques: ASA fixation and SA fixation. We hypothesized that the ASA group would show no statistical difference in the ultimate failure load and stiffness compared with the SA group...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252351/patellar-reconstruction-following-previous-patellectomy-a-review-of-the-literature-and-a-case-series-using-distal-femoral-autograft-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
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D A George, A Dosani, R Morgan-Jones
During total knee arthroplasty, the reconstruction of the patella following a previous patellectomy is challenging, and is undertaken to improve functional outcomes and patient satisfaction. In this case series, we have reconstructed the patella using a femoral condyle resected during total knee arthroplasty. The resected femoral condyle with best available bone stock is selected and secured to the extensor mechanism. We reviewed the preoperative indications and postoperative outcomes of two patients who underwent the above procedure at our Institute, and compared this to the literature...
March 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238963/surgical-repair-of-massive-rotator-cuff-tendon-tears-autologous-quadriceps-tendon-graft-versus-arthroscopic-repair
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C Tempelaere, P Desmoineaux, F Lespagnol, J Pierrart, P Beaufils, N Pujol
INTRODUCTION: Massive rotator cuff tear repair results are variable. The main purpose of this study was to compare functional outcome between two procedures: open repair by autologous quadriceps-patella tendon patch, and arthroscopic suture. The study hypothesis was that there is no significant difference in results between the two techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study included all patients younger than 70 years operated on from 1995 to 2013 for massive rotator cuff tear...
February 24, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228051/patellar-complications-in-single-versus-double-tunnel-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
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Riazuddin Mohammed, Neil Hunt, A J Gibbon
PURPOSE: Hamstring graft fixation on the patellar side during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is usually with transosseous tunnels and can frequently lead to further problems. The aim of our study was to compare and analyse patellar complications in single patellar tunnel versus double tunnel hamstring graft fixation. METHODS: Twenty-nine knees with MPFL reconstructions (group S) in which the hamstring tendon graft was transfixed using a suspensory fixation method in a single tunnel drilled across the patella were analysed in comparison with 29 knees (group D) with interference fixation of the graft through two tunnels drilled up to a predetermined depth in the patella...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205230/forensic-identification-of-bipartite-patella-misdiagnosed-as-patella-fracture
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Jingyuan Ma, Fang Shi, Chongya Huang, Shanzhi Gu
Bipartite patella is recognized as a developmental anomaly of ossification. Most of them are asymptomatic and are discovered incidentally. Bipartite patella is sometimes misdiagnosed as a patella fracture, because the x-ray images of both these conditions may appear very similar. In this case, the patient complained of left knee pain after x-ray films revealed a fracture-like line in the left patella. The patient was then diagnosed as having a patella fracture. In China, the injury degree is categorized as serious injury, minor injury, and trivial injury...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192827/the-use-of-mesh-plates-for-difficult-fractures-of-the-patella
#9
David Volgas, Tina K Dreger
Patella fractures present some of the more complicated fracture patterns in orthopaedic trauma care. This is partially due to the small size of the fragments but also the articular nature of each fragment. Fixation methods such as cerclage wiring, excision of smaller fragments, and screw fixation of larger fragments all have their own challenges. Our study examined our Level I trauma center's experience with variable angle locked 2.7 mm titanium plates for treatment of comminuted patella fractures or treatment of patellar nonunion...
March 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166170/superior-outcomes-after-operative-fixation-of-patella-fractures-using-a-novel-plating-technique-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Dean G Lorich, Peter D Fabricant, Gina Sauro, Lionel E Lazaro, Ryan R Thacher, Matthew R Garner, Stephen J Warner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to determine if a new patella fracture fixation construct resulted in improved outcomes compared to traditional tension band techniques. DESIGN: Comparative cohort study. SETTING: Academic level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Patients with isolated, unilateral patellar fractures were enrolled prospectively. From 2012-2014, 33 patients underwent fixation with a novel plate construct that spans half of the patella circumference laterally and provides multiplanar fixation through a low profile plate...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129272/revisiting-tension-band-fixation-for-difficult-patellar-fractures
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Dustin S Hambright, Kempland C Walley, Amber Hall, Paul T Appleton, Edward K Rodriguez
Patella fractures with comminution, osteoporotic bone, and/or previously failed fixation are exceedingly difficult to reduce and fix. Moreover, the risk of symptomatic constructs and patients who are poorly compliant with postoperative activity restrictions can make these complex fracture patterns an even more challenging scenario. Although there is an array of techniques described for comminuted patella fractures, there lacks an accepted surgical technique for these difficult cases. In this clinical series, we describe an enhancement to the traditional tension band construct that uses additional wires and multiple tension bands to gather and fix comminuted fracture patterns in nontransverse planes, bolster osteoporotic bone, and secure fractures in patients undergoing a revision and/or have potential to be poorly compliant with postoperative activity restrictions...
February 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124724/number-of-positive-radiographic-findings-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Thomas Ruffing, Tim Danko, Thomas Henzler, Christel Weiss, Alexander Hofmann, Markus Muhm
PURPOSE: Conventional radiography is frequently performed in pediatric patients in whom fractures and dislocations are suspected. However, until now, the rate of positive findings of the most commonly performed radiographic examinations in pediatric patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of positive findings in the 20 most frequently requested standard radiographic examinations in pediatric patients in a level 1 trauma center systematically. METHODS: A transversal cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center in Germany (2008-2014)...
January 26, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116277/broken-pieces-of-circlage-wire-lying-in-soft-tissue-envelope-around-knee-joint-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Anoop Kalia, Kavin Khatri, Jagdeep Singh, Kapil Bansal, Mohammed Sagy
INTRODUCTION: The migration of circlage wires used in tension band wiring construct of patella fractures in the posterior soft tissue envelope surrounding the knee joint has been rarely reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old woman presented to us with pain over medial aspect of right knee joint. She underwent open reduction and internal fixation for a patellar fracture which she sustained 4 years back and subsequently underwent kirschner wire(k wire) removal for the same around 2 years back...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050533/total-ruptures-of-the-extensor-apparatus-of-the-knee
#14
Diogo Moura, Fernando Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: This was a retrospective case-control study on total ruptures of the extensor apparatus of the knee, aimed to compare patella fractures with tendinous ruptures. METHODS: The sample included 190 patients and 198 total ruptures of the knee extensor apparatus. All patients were evaluated by the same examiner after a minimum one-year follow-up. RESULTS: Tendinous ruptures occurred most frequently in men, in younger patients, and had better clinical and functional outcomes when compared with patella fractures; however, the former presented higher levels of thigh atrophy...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941170/management-of-traumatic-patellar-dislocation-in-a-regional-hospital-in-hong-kong
#15
H L Lee, W P Yau
INTRODUCTION: The role of surgery for acute patellar dislocation without osteochondral fracture is controversial. The aim of this study was to report the short-term results of management of patellar dislocation in our institute. METHODS: Patients who were seen in our institution with patella dislocation from January 2011 to April 2014 were managed according to a standardised management algorithm. Pretreatment and 1-year post-treatment International Knee Documentation Committee score, Tegner activity level scale score, and presence of apprehension sign were analysed...
December 12, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905071/imaging-of-patellar-fractures
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Mohamed Jarraya, Luis E Diaz, William F Arndt, Frank W Roemer, Ali Guermazi
Patellar fractures account for approximately 1% of all skeletal fractures and may result from direct, indirect, or combined trauma. Because of the importance of patellar integrity for knee extension and the risk of associated injury to the extensor mechanism, accurate reporting and description of fracture type is paramount for appropriate management. This pictorial essay aims to review the normal anatomy of the patella, the mechanisms of injury and different types of patellar fractures, with a brief introduction to therapeutic management...
February 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890337/a-double-button-adjustable-loop-device-is-biomechanically-equivalent-to-tension-band-wire-in-the-fixation-of-transverse-patellar-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
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Fucai Han, Christopher Jon Pearce, David Q K Ng, Amit K Ramruttun, Desmond Y R Chong, Diarmuid Murphy, Chin Tat Lim, Bernard C S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Tension-band wire fixation of patellar fractures is associated with significant hardware-related complications and infection. Braided polyester suture fixation is an alternative option. However, these suture fixations have higher failure rates due to the difficulty in achieving rigid suture knot fixation. The Arthrex syndesmotic TightRope, which is a double-button adjustable loop fixation device utilizing a 4-point locking system using FibreWire, may not only offer stiff rigid fixation using a knotless system, but may also obviate the need for implant removal due to hardware related problems...
February 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876283/importance-of-trabecular-anisotropy-in-finite-element-predictions-of-patellar-strain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#18
A Latypova, D P Pioletti, A Terrier
Patellar fracture and anterior knee pain remain major complications after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). Patient-specific finite element (FE) models should help improve understanding of these complications through estimation of joint and bone mechanics. However, sensitivity of predictions on modeling techniques and approaches is not fully investigated. In particular, the importance of patellar bone anisotropy, usually omitted in FE models, on strain prediction is still unknown. The objective of this study was thus to estimate the influence of modeling patellar trabecular anisotropy on prediction of patellar strain in TKA models...
January 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842571/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-bone-groove-and-a-suture-anchor-at-patellar-a-safe-and-firm-fixation-technique-and-3-year-follow-up-study
#19
Hong-De Wang, Jiang-Tao Dong, Shi-Jun Gao
BACKGROUND: Graft fixation is critical to the restoration of the medial patella of femoral ligament function and long-term success. Numerous fixations at the patella have been described, while the complications including patellar fractures, violation of the posterior patella and delay of tendon-to-bone healing remain significant challenges. Here, we describe a safe and firm fixation at the patellar for medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and explore the safety angle of drilling the suture anchor at different morphology of the patellar...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833696/ultrasound-detection-of-patellar-fracture-and-evaluation-of-the-knee-extensor-mechanism-in-the-emergency-department
#20
Kiersten Carter, Arica Nesper, Laleh Gharahbaghian, Phillips Perera
Traumatic injuries to the knee are common in emergency medicine. Bedside ultrasound (US) has benefits in the rapid initial detection of injuries to the patella. In addition, US can also quickly detect injuries to the entire knee extensor mechanism, including the quadriceps tendon and inferior patellar ligament, which may be difficult to diagnose with plain radiographs. While magnetic resonance imaging remains the gold standard for diagnostic evaluation of the knee extensor mechanism, this can be difficult to obtain from the emergency department...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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