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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431883/primary-repair-of-traumatic-distal-biceps-ruptures-in-a-military-population-clinical-outcomes-of-single-versus-2-incision-technique
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Brian R Waterman, Lorenzo Navarro-Figueroa, Brett D Owens
PURPOSE: To determine the success of distal biceps repair in a high-demand military population and to comparatively evaluate the perioperative risk profile, functional results, and adverse patient outcomes of a single- versus 2-incision technique within this high-risk group. METHODS: Between 2007-2013, all military service members undergoing primary surgical repair for distal biceps rupture through the Military Health System were isolated. Patients with allograft tendon reconstruction, revision procedures, nonmilitary status, and/or follow-up of less than 24 month were excluded...
April 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428034/near-anatomical-correction-using-a-ct-guided-technique-of-a-forearm-malunion-in-a-15-year-old-girl-a-case-report-including-surgical-technique
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Ralph M Jeuken, Roel P Hendrickx, Martijn G Schotanus, Edwin J Jansen
BACKGROUND: In this case report we describe a left-arm both-bone forearm fracture in a 15-year old girl who fell off of a swing. Conservative treatment with an above-elbow cast failed,resulting in a malunion with functional impairment. The pro- and supination were 90/0/10, respectively. The patient complained of difficulties performing daily activities. For this pediatric case a corrective osteotomy was proposed using a CT-guided technique aiming for maximum anatomical and functional outcome...
April 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427874/factors-that-increase-the-risk-of-infection-after-elbow-arthroscopy-analysis-of-patient-demographics-medical-comorbidities-and-steroid-injections-in-2-704-medicare-patients
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Christopher L Camp, Jourdan M Cancienne, Ryan M Degen, Joshua S Dines, David W Altchek, Brian C Werner
PURPOSE: To use a national database to determine (1) the incidence of joint infection after elbow arthroscopy, (2) identify independent patient-related risk factors for infection, and (3) determine the influence of concomitant intra-articular corticosteroid injection on infection risk. METHODS: The 100% Medicare Standard Analytic Files were queried to identify patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy from 2005 to 2012. Postoperative elbow infections occurring within 6 months of surgery were identified using both International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision codes for postoperative infection and Current Procedural Terminology codes for the surgical treatment of a postoperative infection...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427871/arthroscopic-assisted-coracoclavicular-ligament-reconstruction-for-acute-acromioclavicular-dislocation-using-2-clavicular-and-1-coracoid-cortical-fixation-buttons-with-suture-tapes
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Sang-Jin Shin, Yoon Sang Jeon, Rag Gyu Kim
PURPOSE: To introduce an arthroscopically assisted coracoclavicular (CC) fixation technique using a cortical fixation button device and to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes in patients with acute acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation who were treated with the technique. METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive patients with grade III and V acute AC dislocation who underwent arthroscopically assisted CC ligament reconstruction using a cortical fixation button device were prospectively enrolled...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427120/-arthroscopic-treatment-of-eldly-with-massive-rotator-cuff-tear
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J Shen, Y H He, D C Geng, D H Jiang, Y Z Xu
Objective: To investigate the surgical technique and clinical efficacy of arthroscopic treatment of the elderly patients with massive rotator cuff tear. Methods: From June 2012 to June 2015, thirty-six patients with massive rotator cuff tear were treated with arthroscopic and followed up. The visual analog scale(VAS)pain score, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) scores, Constant scores and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scale(ASES)were used before and after the arthroscopic surgery. Results: All the patients were followed up for average of 18...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412059/a-systematic-review-of-tennis-elbow-surgery-open-versus-arthroscopic-versus-percutaneous-release-of-the-common-extensor-origin
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Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Benjamin T Gilbert, Brian Hanly, Anthony Festa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
PURPOSE: To compare complications, function, pain, and patient satisfaction after conventional open, percutaneous, or arthroscopic release of the extensor origin for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: A thorough review of 4 databases-PubMed, EBSCOhost, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Plus, and Scopus-was performed to identify all studies that addressed surgical management of lateral epicondylitis. We included (1) studies published between 2000 and 2015 and (2) studies with clearly defined surgical techniques...
April 12, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409130/acute-distal-biceps-ruptures-single-incision-repair-by-use-of-suture-anchors
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Rafael Almeida Maciel, Priscilla Silva Costa, Eduardo Antônio Figueiredo, Paulo Santoro Belangero, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman
OBJECTIVE: Clinical and functional assessment of the surgical treatment for acute injury of the distal insertion of the biceps brachial performed with a surgical technique using a single incision in proximal forearm and fixation with suture anchors in the radial tuberosity. METHODS: This study reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgical treatment of distal biceps injury during the period between January 2008 and July 2014. In a mean follow-up of 12 months, 22 patients with complete and acute injury, diagnosed through physical examination and imaging studies, were functionally assessed in the postoperative period regarding the range of motion (degrees of flexion-extension and pronation-supination), the presence of pain (VAS), the Andrews Carson-score, and the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS)...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408254/midterm-outcomes-of-bone-grafting-in-glenoid-defects-treated-with-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Yaiza Lopiz, Carlos García-Fernández, Alvaro Arriaza, Belen Rizo, Hector Marcelo, Fernando Marco
BACKGROUND: Large glenoid defects are a difficult reconstructive problem for shoulder surgeons. The purpose of this study was to determine the complications, rate of healing, and functional results of glenoid bone grafting in primary or revision surgery with reverse shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 23 patients with glenoid bone loss who underwent primary or revision surgery using a glenoid bone graft with a minimum follow-up of 2 years...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406877/scapulothoracic-dissociation-evaluation-and-management
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Andrew M Choo, Patrick C Schottel, Andrew R Burgess
Scapulothoracic dissociation is a rare, potentially limb- and life-threatening injury of the shoulder girdle. The injury is characterized by lateral displacement of the scapula resulting from traumatic disruption of the scapulothoracic articulation. The typical physical examination findings consist of substantial swelling of the shoulder girdle, along with weakness, numbness, and pulselessness in the ipsilateral upper extremity. Radiographic evaluation includes measurement of the scapular index on a nonrotated chest radiograph and assessment for either a distracted clavicle fracture or a disrupted acromioclavicular or sternoclavicular joint...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405226/assessment-and-decision-making-in-the-unstable-elbow-management-of-simple-dislocations
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Roger P van Riet
Simple elbow dislocations are usually treated conservatively. Radiographs are negative in simple dislocations. Results are generally good, although a small percentage of patients may develop chronic instability. Ligamentous repair can be indicated in high demand patients or if the elbow remains unstable following a closed reduction. Chronic instability is classified per their direction. Surgery is often indicated in the chronically unstable elbow.
April 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395946/funding-sources-and-financial-disclosures-and-their-relationship-to-study-outcomes-and-level-of-evidence-in-the-journal-of-shoulder-and-elbow-surgery
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Zachary Foughty, Matthew S Antalis, Jonathan Ringenberg, Adam D Hall
HYPOTHESIS/BACKGROUND: Concern exists regarding the reliability of published manuscripts due to influence of industry funding and author financial conflicts of interest (COI). We aim to determine whether COI affect the outcome of a research study or the level of evidence (LOE). METHODS: We reviewed 244 consecutive original articles in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery from January 2014 to December 2014. Articles included only those available in the printed journal...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384945/excision-versus-fixation-of-the-radial-head-a-comparative-study-of-the-functional-outcomes-of-the-two-techniques
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Sanath Kumar Shetty, Ashwin Shetty, Bijith Balan, Arjun Ballal, H Ravindranath Rai, Anoop Hegde
INTRODUCTION: The management of displaced and comminuted radial head fractures has been a matter of debate amongst surgeons for many years. Radial head excision formed the mainstay of surgical management of these injuries. Over the years, there have been improvements in the surgical techniques and availability of better implants and instrumentation techniques, hence, open reduction and internal fixation of these fractures is gaining popularity. AIM: To compare the outcome of elbow function between radial head excision and open reduction and internal fixation of the radial head with mini screws of Mason Type II and Type III radial head fractures and to assess the complications that occur in both techniques...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375886/unplanned-readmissions-following-outpatient-hand-and-elbow-surgery
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Mohamed Noureldin, Elizabeth B Habermann, Daniel S Ubl, Sanjeev Kakar
BACKGROUND: Unplanned readmission following surgery is a quality metric that helps surgeons assess initiatives targeted at improving patient care. We utilized the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database to determine the rates, causes, and predictors of unplanned 30-day readmissions after outpatient elective hand and elbow surgery. METHODS: The ACS-NSQIP database was queried using hand-and-elbow-specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to retrospectively identify patients who had undergone outpatient hand or elbow surgery in 2012 and 2013...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372964/glenoid-bone-grafting-in-primary-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Lukas Ernstbrunner, Jean-David Werthel, Eric Wagner, Taku Hatta, John W Sperling, Robert H Cofield
BACKGROUND: Severe glenoid bone loss remains a challenge in patients requiring shoulder arthroplasty and may necessitate glenoid bone grafting. The purpose of this study was to determine results, complications, and rates of failure of glenoid bone grafting in primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: Forty-one shoulders that underwent primary reverse arthroplasty between 2006 and 2013 with a minimum follow-up of 2 years (mean, 2.8 years; range, 2-6 years) were reviewed...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371219/a-single-port-surgical-robot-system-with-novel-elbow-joint-mechanism-for-high-force-transmission
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Minho Hwang, Un-Je Yang, Deokyoo Kong, Deok Gyoon Chung, June-Gi Lim, Dong-Ho Lee, Daniel H Kim, Dongsuk Shin, Taeho Jang, Jeong-Whun Kim, Dong-Soo Kwon
BACKGROUND: Despite its evident clinical benefits, single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) imposes inherent limitations of collision between external arms and inadequate triangulation because multiple instruments are inserted through a single port at the same time. METHODS: A robot platform appropriate for SILS was developed wherein an elbowed instrument can be equipped to easily create surgical triangulation without the interference of robot arms. A novel joint mechanism for a surgical instrument actuated by a rigid link was designed for high torque transmission capability...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369948/the-natural-history-of-humeral-intracondylar-fissure-an-observational-study-of-30-dogs
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A P Moores, A L Moores
OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of condylar fracture, or of needing to have a transcondylar screw placed, and to identify risk factors in a cohort of dogs with humeral intracondylar fissure (also known as incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle) that was initially managed non-surgically. METHODS: A retrospective owner survey of dogs diagnosed with humeral intracondylar fissure as an incidental finding and managed non-surgically with a minimum of two years follow-up...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362959/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-incidence-and-demographics-in-a-national-administrative-database
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Daniel A Osei, Andrew P Groves, Kerry Bommarito, Wilson Z Ray
BACKGROUND: Compressive neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, or cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), is the second most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity after carpal tunnel syndrome. While several studies have reported risk factors and outcomes for select populations (mostly surgical), it is difficult to interpret these data without an accurate measure of CuTS disease burden in the general population. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of CuTS among US health plan enrollees, using a large administrative health care claims database comprised of individuals from all 50 states...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360500/outcome-after-internal-fixation-of-intraarticular-distal-humerus-ao-type-b-c-fractures-preliminary-results-with-anatomical-distal-humerus-lcp-system
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Jwalant Patel, Girish Motwani, Himanshu Shah, Rajeev Daveshwar
PURPOSE: The treatment of intraarticular fractures of the distal humerus is challenging and involves the risk of complications and bad functional results. Anatomical and stable internal fixation with early postoperative mobilization is expected to improve the functional outcomes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the functional and radiological results, along with the complications associated, of open reduction and internal fixation using precontoured anatomical locking LCP plate system for intraarticular distal humerus fractures in adult patients...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359695/use-of-a-shorter-humeral-stem-in-revision-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
#19
Eric R Wagner, Joseph M Statz, Matthew T Houdek, Robert H Cofield, Joaquin Sánchez-Sotelo, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of revision reverse arthroplasty using short bone-preserving humeral components in revising a long-stemmed component. METHODS: During a 7-year period, 39 patients who underwent revision reverse shoulder arthroplasty using the long to short humeral component technique were included. The mean age was 72 years. Prior implants used in the primary setting included anatomic (n = 26), hemiarthroplasty (n = 11), and reverse (n = 2)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359639/lateral-para-olecranon-approach-for-the-treatment-of-distal-humeral-fracture
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Takuji Iwamoto, Taku Suzuki, Noboru Matsumura, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kazuki Sato
PURPOSE: To assess the outcomes of the lateral para-olecranon triceps-splitting approach for the treatment of distal humeral fracture. METHODS: Ten patients (3 males, 7 females) with a mean age of 59 years were retrospectively reviewed. There were 2 A2, 3 C1, and 5 C2 fractures according to the AO/ASIF classification. Types B3 and C3 fractures were excluded from this study because the olecranon osteotomy approach was indicated to visualize the anterior fragment...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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