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Fernando R Carvalho, Débora A Lentini-Oliveira, Lucila Bf Prado, Gilmar F Prado, Luciane Bc Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Apnoea is a breathing disorder marked by the absence of airflow at the nose or mouth. In children, risk factors include adenotonsillar hypertrophy, obesity, neuromuscular disorders and craniofacial anomalies. The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in childhood is adeno-tonsillectomy. This approach is limited by its surgical risks, mostly in children with comorbidities and, in some patients, by recurrence that can be associated with craniofacial problems...
October 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
J J Walrath, W L Hennrikus, C Zalonis, A M Dyer, J E Latorre
Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been described as a risk factor for postsurgical infection. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of MRSA in pediatric orthopaedic patients and whether being a MRSA carrier is a predictor of postoperative infection. Six hundred and ninety-nine consecutive pediatric patients who underwent MRSA nasal screening prior to surgery were studied. Postoperative cultures, total surgical site infections (SSIs), and epidemiological and surgical prophylaxis data were reviewed...
2016: Advances in Orthopedics
David Pomarino, Juliana Ramírez-Llamas, Stephan Martin, Andrea Pomarino
: The idiopathic toe walking (ITW) gait pattern is characterized in children for walking since the beginning on their first steps on the forefoot; however, these children are able to support their whole foot on the ground. ITW can only be diagnosed in the absence of any orthopaedic or neurological condition known to cause tiptoe walking. The aim of this article is to review other references and provide an outline of the different treatment options, including the 3-step-pyramid insole treatment concept for children with ITW...
September 19, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Sumeet Garg, James J McCarthy, Ryan Goodwin, Joel Kolmodin, Wudbhav N Sankar, Corinna Franklin, Douglas Armstrong, David Fryzel, Susan Hassenbein, Cara Meder
BACKGROUND: The use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) has been associated with a number of complications in adult patients. However, this association is less established in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of BMP use in children by determining the complication rates after BMP use at multiple institutions. METHODS: In a retrospective study (2000 to 2013), the medical records of all patients who received BMP at any of the 5 institutions were reviewed...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Lisa Phillips, Sasha Carsen, Anisha Vasireddi, Kishore Mulpuri
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly used as primary measures of success and impact of health care services. There is no current consensus on the efficacy of functional health status (FHS) or health-related quality of life (HRQoL) evaluation in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. The purpose of this study was to quantify and characterize the use of such patient-reported outcomes in the pediatric orthopaedic literature over the last several years. METHODS: A cross-sectional review of 6 orthopaedic journals-Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Bone and Joint Journal, Spine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics A, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, and Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, was conducted by 2 independent reviewers...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Eric Hohn, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is one of several surgical procedures used to treat patellofemoral instability. Use of allograft tissue can preserve autogenous tissue and may be preferable in patients with connective tissue disorders or ligamentous laxity. Although there are successful reports in adults, it is unclear if the use of allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction can restore patellofemoral stability in children and adolescents. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients restore patellar stability? (2) What complications were associated with allograft MPFL reconstructions in children and adolescents? METHODS: Between June 2012 and August 2015, one surgeon (NKP) performed 26 MPFL reconstructions in 23 patients with gracilis allograft for traumatic patellar instability...
September 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
M R Roderick, R Shah, V Rogers, A Finn, A V Ramanan
BACKGROUND: Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a little known inflammatory bone disease occurring primarily in children and adolescents. Delays in referral and diagnosis may lead to prolonged courses of antibiotics with in-patient care, unnecessary radiation exposure from multiple plain radiographs or bone scans and repeated surgery including bone biopsies. Children (aged < 18 years) diagnosed with CRMO between January 2005 and December 2012, reviewed at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children were included and all available data collected...
2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Hagit Berdishevsky, Victoria Ashley Lebel, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Manuel Rigo, Andrea Lebel, Axel Hennes, Michele Romano, Marianna Białek, Andrzej M'hango, Tony Betts, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Jacek Durmala
In recent decades, there has been a call for change among all stakeholders involved in scoliosis management. Parents of children with scoliosis have complained about the so-called "wait and see" approach that far too many doctors use when evaluating children's scoliosis curves between 10° and 25°. Observation, Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) and bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth are all therapeutic interventions accepted by the 2011 International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Joseph L Yellin, Peter D Fabricant, Alex Gornitzky, Elliot M Greenberg, Sara Conrad, Julie Ann Dyke, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are increasingly prevalent in the pediatric population. ACL rehabilitation is an essential component of recovery following injury and reconstruction, yet there are few explicit descriptions of pediatric-specific ACL rehabilitation protocols in the literature, especially in the context of varying treatment interventions. Our aim was to systematically review the literature on rehabilitation following ACL tears in children in order to describe common principles among different treatment options and areas of future research...
January 19, 2016: JBJS Rev
Hsuan-Kai Kao, Wei-Chun Lee, Wen-E Yang, Chia-Hsieh Chang
INTRODUCTION: Anterior humeral line (AHL) location is commonly used to evaluate sagittal alignment after fracture reduction in children with supracondylar humeral fractures. However, the position of the AHL for acceptable fracture reduction has not been validated by clinical outcome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the location of AHL and range of elbow motion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 101 children who underwent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for Gartland type III supracondylar humeral fractures between January 2009 and June 2014...
July 1, 2016: Injury
Gherardo Pagliazzi, Matteo Baldassarri, Luca Perazzo, Francesca Vannini, Francesco Castagnini, Roberto Buda
BACKGROUND: Juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the talus (JOCDT) is a focal idiopathic lesion primarily of the subchondral bone leading to subsequent cartilaginous damage. The majority of the papers dealing with JOCDT reported heterogeneous case studies of patients treated with different cartilage repair techniques. The purpose of this paper is to retrospectively review both clinical and radiologic results among 7 patients affected by JOCDT treated with arthroscopic bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) transplantation with the 1-step technique...
July 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Brad Stone, Matthew Street, Warren Leigh, Haemish Crawford
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis shows a strong predilection for the tibia in the pediatric population and is a significant source of complications. The purpose of this article is to retrospectively review a large series of pediatric patients with tibial osteomyelitis. We compare our experience with that in the literature to determine any factors that may aid diagnosis and/or improve treatment outcomes. METHODS: A 10-year retrospective review was performed of clinical records of all cases of pediatric tibial osteomyelitis managed at the 2 children's orthopaedic departments in the Auckland region...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Carolyn A Emery, Karen M Barlow, Brian L Brooks, Jeffrey E Max, Angela Villavicencio-Requis, Vithya Gnanakumar, Helen Lee Robertson, Kathryn Schneider, Keith Owen Yeates
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding longer-term psychiatric, psychological, and behavioural outcomes (for example, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, and attention disorders) following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents has not been previously synthesized. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the available evidence examining psychiatric, psychological, and behavioural outcomes following mTBI in children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine electronic databases were systematically searched from 1980 to August 2014...
May 2016: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
Kristina L Dunn, Kenneth C Lam, Tamara C Valovich McLeod
UNLABELLED: Reference: Ramski DE, Kanj WW, Franklin CC, Baldwin KD, Ganley TJ. Anterior cruciate ligament tears in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of nonoperative versus operative treatment. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(11):2769-2776. Clinical Questions: In pediatric patients, does early operative treatment of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury result in decreased knee instability compared with delayed or nonoperative treatment? DATA SOURCES: This review focused on the PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE databases...
May 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Perajit Eamsobhana, Kamolporn Keawpornsawan
OBJECTIVES: Fractures of the proximal femur account for less than 1% of all children's fractures. Because of this, most orthopaedic surgeons lack enough experience in treating them. This adds to the rather high incidence of complications especially nonunion. At the time of this review there is no consensus on which method of treatment of the nonunion is the best. The objective of this study is to present our method of treatment to correct the nonunion without open reduction of the nonunion sites...
May 23, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Yongzeng Feng, Yang Yu, Xiaolong Shui, Xiaozhou Ying, Leyi Cai, Jianjun Hong
Open reduction and internal fixation has been widely used to treat displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures in children. However, the complications of surgical trauma and the wound created through the extended lateral approach cannot be ignored. This study analyzed the outcomes of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in children treated with closed reduction and percutaneous fixation. Medical records of pediatric patients who had displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures and underwent closed reduction and percutaneous fixation at the study institution between January 2008 and January 2013 were reviewed...
July 1, 2016: Orthopedics
Donald S Bae, Peter M Waters
Orthopedic surgical simulation has become an increasing valuable means for optimizing patient care, promoting patient safety, improving education, and fostering clinical research. The purpose of this review was to discuss the rationale for simulation training, describe current simulation efforts within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, and provide an example of how these simulation efforts touch both patient care and clinical research.
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Marie O Mir, Ciara Cooney, Cliona O'Sullivan, Catherine Blake, Paula Kelly, Pat Kiely, Jacques Noel, David Moore
BACKGROUND: The demand for paediatric orthopaedic care is growing, and providing the service required is an increasingly challenging task. Physiotherapist-led triage clinics are utilised in adult orthopaedics to enable the provision of care to patients who may not require a surgical consult. The Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Triage Clinic (POTC) was established in Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin in response to increasing demands on the paediatric orthopaedic service. The clinic is run by physiotherapists working in an advanced practice role (APP), and is the first paediatric clinic of its type and scale in the Republic of Ireland...
April 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Kim Hesketh, Wudbhav Sankar, Benjamin Joseph, Unni Narayanan, Kishore Mulpuri
PURPOSE: The incidence of avascular necrosis (AVN) following reconstructive hip surgery in cerebral palsy (CP) ranges from 0 to 69 % in the current literature. The purpose of this study was to determine the inter- and intra-observer reliability of radiographically diagnosing AVN in children with CP after hip surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of 65 children with CP who had reconstructive hip surgery between 2009 and 2012 at BC Children's Hospital was completed...
April 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Dustin A Greenhill, Kevin Wissinger, Arianna Trionfo, Mark Solarz, Scott H Kozin, Dan A Zlotolow
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated outcomes after adjunct botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections into the shoulder internal rotator muscles during shoulder closed reduction and spica cast immobilization in children with brachial plexus birth palsy. The purpose of this study was to report success rates after treatment and identify pretreatment predictors of success. METHODS: Children with brachial plexus birth palsy who underwent closed glenohumeral joint reduction with BTX-A and casting were included...
February 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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