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Sophia M Schermerhorn, Paul J Auchincloss, Kyle Kraft, Kenneth J Nelson, Jeremy C Pamplin
Review the management of a patient with acute patella fracture supported by telemedical consultation. Clinical Context: Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) supporting US Army Africa/Southern European Task Force (USARAF/ SETAF) in Africa Command area of responsibility. Care was provided by a Role I facility on the compound. Organic Expertise: Three 68W combat medics; one Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM). Closest Medical Support: Organic battalion physician assistant (PA) located in the United States; USARAF PA located in a European country; French Role II located in nearby West African country; telemedical consults via e-mail, phone, or videoteleconsultation...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Seung Hoo Lee, Min Bom Kim, Jae Ang Sim, Do Hwan Han
We report our surgical method used to treat type C distal femur fractures accompanied by patella fractures whereby we approach the articular surface of the femur through the already-fractured patella. We treated 10 patients with type C3 distal femur and patella fractures between May 2013 and April 2015. Because the patella was fractured in all cases, we could approach the articular surface of the distal femur through the transverse gap between the retracted patellar fracture fragments, "transpatellar approach...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Masoud Parish, Haleh Farzin
Muscular dystrophies are considered to be a series of neuromuscular diseases with genetic causes and are characterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscle. The case of an adult man with Becker dystrophy referred for repair of the patella tendon tearing and patella fracture is described. He underwent successful surgery using total intravenous anesthesia without any complications.
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Raashad Hasan, Wiqqas Jamil
The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is a key soft tissue stabilizer of the medial patella, with deficiency proven to be a key contributor to patellar dislocation. Reconstruction of this ligament has become a widely employed procedure in managing patients with recurrent patellar dislocation, and is also gaining popularity in the setting of primary dislocation. A wide variety of techniques have been described, differing in the type of graft used, sites for fixation and fixation technique. A number of complications have also been reported in the literature, including post-operative stiffness, apprehension, patellar fracture and recurrence of instability and dislocation...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Kazuha Kizaki, Fumiharu Yamashita, Noboru Funakoshi
Stress fractures of the patella occurring in athletes are quite rare and only 23 cases have been introduced in English literatures. Stress fractures of the patella are classified into two types: transverse and longitudinal. They are mostly seen in the distal one-third of the patella on a plain lateral radiograph. We present here a 16-year-old female basketball player with a stress fracture of the patella. Her serial radiographs demonstrated progression of the fracture including a lytic cortex lesion, known as the gray cortex sign for early stage stress fractures, in the distal one-third of the patella on plain lateral radiographs...
March 1, 2018: Knee Surgery & related Research
Mehdi Motififard, Khalilollah Nazem, Aida Zarfeshani, Kaveh Zarfeshani
Background: Anterior knee pain is a major problem in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It is accepted that anterior knee pain (AKP) often contributes to a patellofemoral etiology; however, its etiology or treatment is not understood completely. Disabling pain receptors by electrocautery could theoretically lead to anterior knee area denervation. The present study aimed to evaluate the pain post-patellar denervation (PD) with electrocautery in TKA. Materials and Methods: Clinical results for 92 patients who underwent TKA (58 women, 34 men; mean age 67...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
Lamberto Felli, Matteo Formica, Stefano Lovisolo, Andrea Giorgio Capello, Mattia Alessio-Mazzola
PURPOSE: To report the results of arthroscopic lateral retinacular release without excision of the accessory fragment for treatment of symptomatic bipartite patella with a minimum 2-year follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of symptomatic type III bipartite patella confirmed by radiographs, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging and treated with arthroscopic lateral release from 2005 to 2015. Patients with history of knee fractures or surgery, concomitant meniscal or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) procedures, and severe arthritic changes of the patellofemoral joint were excluded...
February 15, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Eyad Alqasim, Abdulla Aljowder, Naji Alammari, Amani A Joudeh
A young patient presented with a progressive right knee pain and swelling that was worse on ambulation. Following appropriate investigations, he was confirmed having Ewing's sarcoma of the right patella. Two cycles of chemotherapy were initiated before he sustained a fall and a resultant pathological patellar fracture. He finally underwent a total right patellectomy and extensor mechanism reconstruction using Achilles tendon allograft in an attempt to eradicate the disease and salvage his knee extensor mechanism...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Jefferson Brand, Richard Hardy, Paul Westerberg
Lateral patellar dislocations can damage the medial patella femoral ligament. Nonoperative care is preferred but some tears may require a surgical intervention. Patella fractures are considered a risk factor after surgery. The technique described in this Technical Note avoids any bone tunnel drilling, which may eliminate the possibility of a patella fracture. The surgical procedure uses periosteal fibro-osseous tunnels to a double-limbed gracilis graft to reconstruct the upper and lower borders as conventionally used for medial patella femoral ligament reconstruction...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Ezekiel Maloney, A Luana Stanescu, Anh-Vu Ngo, Marguerite T Parisi, Ramesh S Iyer
We discuss the pediatric patella, with an emphasis on diagnostic imaging. Topics include normal patellar development, anatomical variants and their physiologic significance, genetic syndromes that alter the appearance of the patella, physiology of patellar tracking and stability, patellofemoral instability, and injury patterns and classification. Recognition of appropriate development on imaging prevents diagnostic error and unnecessary evaluation. Knowledge of the pertinent features of syndromes associated with morphological patellar abnormalities can aid in generating a succinct and relevant differential diagnosis...
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
Bo Kaewkongnok, Anders Bøvling, Nikolaj Milandt, Celia Møllenborg, Bjarke Viberg, Lars Blønd
BACKGROUND: Immobilization devices such as plaster splints, casts and braces have been used for first time patellar dislocation (FTPD) in order to prevent redislocation. This study evaluates different non-operative immobilization regimes upon rates of redislocation. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with a study population of 1366 in which 601 subjects under 30years with FTPD were included from three hospitals. Exclusion criteria were osteochondral fracture, ligament injury and subluxation...
January 29, 2018: Knee
Kathryn L Bauer
Osteochondral injuries in pediatric patients may occur as a result of a traumatic injury or secondary to an osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesion. Lateral patella dislocation is a common traumatic cause of osteochondral injury that typically occurs at the medial facet of the patella or at the lateral aspect of the distal femur. Multiple theories have been proposed for the cause of an OCD lesion in the knee, including trauma or repetitive microtrauma, local vascular insufficiency, and family history. The most "classic" location for OCD lesions of the knee is the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle of the distal femur...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Matthew Siljander, Denise M Koueiter, Sapan Gandhi, Brett P Wiater, Patrick J Wiater
Treatment of patella fractures is fraught with complications and historically poor functional outcomes. A fixation method that allows for early mobilization and decreases symptomatic hardware rates will improve knee range of motion, postoperative functional status, and reoperation rates. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes after locked plate osteosynthesis of patella fractures at a Level 1 trauma center. A retrospective case series was conducted of patients who underwent open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of a patella fracture using a locked mesh plating technique coupled with neutralization of forces on the distal pole of the patella...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
João Espregueira-Mendes, Renato Andrade, M J S Fredrick Michael, André Sarmento, Nuno Sevivas, Rui Rocha, Ricardo Bastos Filho
Patellar tendon ruptures can lead to significant functional deficiency of the extensor mechanism of the knee. These injuries, because of their inherent nature and associated complications, may require a complex treatment and remains a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Current surgical techniques present significant complications, including patellar fracture, damage to patellar articular cartilage, and abnormal patella height. This note describes a surgical technique to provide an additional reinforcement to the patellar tendon repair with a semitendinous autograft, without the necessity to perform any transosseous tunnels at the patella bone...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Anna Janine Schreiner, Christoph Gonser, Christoph Ihle, Max Konstantin Zauleck, Tim Klopfer, Fabian Stuby, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs
BACKGROUND: The incidence of periprosthetic fractures associated with total knee arthroplasty (PpFxK) has been reported to be 0.3 - 5.5%. 40% of all cases are related to revision TKA. The most common localisation is the distal femur. Classification is performed according to Rorabeck (RB). RB I - II fractures are usually treated with locked plating and retrograde intramedullary nailing, whereas RB III fractures are an indication for revision arthroplasty using a hinged endoprosthesis...
January 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Haim Shtarker, Michael Assaf, Marshall N Deltoff
A new surgical method is introduced offering a less invasive approach to reattach the medial retinaculum following acute patellar dislocation. This retrospective analysis comprised 12 cases of medial retinacular repair in 10 patients. The surgical technique achieved reinforced reattachment of the torn region of the medial retinaculum for improved patellar support and stabilization. During follow-up, no recurrent patellar dislocations occurred, except where one patient reported a subjective feeling of patellar dislocation...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Hasmukh Nagwadia, Prateek Joshi
INTRODUCTION: Incidence of periprosthetic fractures around knee is going to rise in near future due to dramatic increase in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Our study is a retrospective case series describing the outcome of osteosynthesis for periprosthetic fractures after TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the outcome of osteosynthesis for periprosthetic fractures with stable implants in 43 patients having 45 fractures operated between 2010 and 2015. RESULTS: Out of 43 patients, the majority were female (M-15, F-28) with mean age of 65...
January 3, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Juliana Araujo Guimarães, Lucas Oliveira da Fonseca, Ana Carolina de Sousa, Miguel Eduardo Gutierrez Paredes, George Andrew Brindeiro, Antônio Padilha Lanari Bó, Emerson Fachin-Martins
FES-assisted cycling has been recommended to people struggling to emerge from a disability to more functioning life after spinal cord injury. Recommendations issued by a gowing number of scientific papershas promised toimprove body composition and physical activity levels, as well as to controlinvoluntary muscle response; favoring activity and participation which break new grounds in expanding locomotion, leisure and occupational options for people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. In this report we described our experience to select and prepare a pilot to compete in the FES Bike Race modality at Cybathlon 2016 in Kloten (Zurick)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
Daniel T Miles, Matthew L Graves, Clay A Spitler, Patrick F Bergin
CASE: A 40-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a comminuted fracture of the patella with separation of the bone fragments. The patient underwent an open reduction and osteosynthesis using medial and lateral 2.0-mm nonlocking plates, which subsequently led to pain in the anterior and posterior aspects of the knee. CONCLUSION: In this patient, bicolumnar nonlocking plating was unable to adequately resist the tensile forces of the extensor mechanism...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
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