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Elbow Ligament

Nam Hong Choi, Seok Min Lim, Sang Young Lee, Tae Kang Lim
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to report loss of reduction and complications after single-tunnel coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction with autogenous semitendinosus tendon graft for acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with acute, unstable AC dislocations (surgery within 6 weeks after trauma). We excluded patients with chronic injury and distal clavicle fractures with CC ligaments disruption...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Taku Hatta, Shingo Nobuta, Toshitake Aizawa, Koichi Sasajima, Soichi Nakajima, Masahito Honda, Gosuke Oki, Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Eiji Itoi
The aim of our study is to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes in patients with terrible triad injury, who underwent surgical treatment with or without the medial collateral ligament (MCL) repair. Fourteen patients who underwent surgery with a minimum of 12-month follow-up (mean, 17 months) were reviewed. Based on the systematic treatment protocol, radial head fracture, lateral collateral ligament, and coracoid fracture were treated. Subsequently, torn MCL was repaired in 7 patients, whereas in the remaining 7 patients, the MCL was not treated...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
H Mike Kim, Colin R Andrews, Evan P Roush, Gregory I Pace, Gregory S Lewis
BACKGROUND: Double-strand lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction is an effective treatment for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow, but anatomic landmarks for ulnar tunnel placement are often difficult to identify intraoperatively, which potentially can result in a nonanatomic LUCL reconstruction. This study investigated the effect of ulnar tunnel location on joint stability in double-strand LUCL reconstruction. METHODS: PLRI was artificially created in 7 cadaveric elbows, and double-strand LUCL reconstruction was performed...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Christine C Johnson, Grant H Garcia, Joseph N Liu, Jeffrey G Stepan, Ronak M Patel, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: The quality of medical information on the Internet has come under scrutiny. This study investigates the quality, accuracy, and readability of online information regarding ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries. METHODS: Three search terms ("elbow ulnar collateral ligament injury," "tommy john injury," and "pitcher's elbow") were entered into 3 Internet search engines. Three independent reviewers evaluated the content and accuracy of the information with a set of predetermined scoring criteria...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Raffy Mirzayan, Michael J Lim
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is a rare yet debilitating injury seen in young athletes. This is the first report in the literature describing fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation (FOCAT) to treat OCD of the capitellum. METHODS: Nine male baseball players (mean age, 15.3; range, 14-18 years), with OCD of the capitellum were treated with FOCAT. There were 6 pitchers and 3 position players. A ligament-sparing, mini-open approach was used...
November 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Jorge Delgado, Diego Jaramillo, Nancy A Chauvin
Increased physical activity in childhood has resulted in a large number of sports-related injuries. Although there is overlap between the sports-related injuries seen in pediatric and adult patients, important differences exist in the injury patterns of pediatric patients. These differences are related to the continuous changes in the developing skeleton and its relationship with adjacent soft tissues. The imbalance in strength between the growing bones and the nearby tendons and ligaments makes the bones prone to acute and chronic injuries...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
David Wasylynko
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of chronic elbow pain as a result of a hidden underlying osteochondral defect. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 17-year old baseball player presented with chronic lateral elbow pain. Examination revealed swelling of the elbow with signs of possible ligament, muscle, and tendon injury. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: Although there was apparent soft-tissue injury, the elbow swelling created immediate suspicion of a more serious underlying condition...
September 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
K Gharanizadeh, F N Mazhar, N Molavy, A Bagherifard, H Shariatzadeh
This study reports the clinical presentations, intra -operative findings, type of the treatments, outcome of the treatment and specially associated injuries in patients with the avulsion of the distal end of the triceps brachii (TB) tendon. We studied 6 patients with rupture or avulsion of the distal end of the TB tendon. The medical records, imaging files, clinical outcomes at the final follow up visit were reviewed. The clinical outcomes were assessed by Mayo Elbow Score at the final follow-up visit. All patients were male, 4 of them having injury in the left hand as the non-dominant hand...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
B M Saltzman, B J Erickson, J M Frank, J D Harris, G P Nicholson, B R Bach, N N Verma, A A Romeo
PURPOSE: The purpose was to perform a systematic review of the literature investigating biomechanical studies of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) techniques to summarize the most commonly analyzed methods of fixation (at both the ulna and humerus), the degree of elbow flexion at the time of fixation, graft characteristics, and modes of failure with these techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review was performed. All cadaveric biomechanical studies that tested a reconstruction method for UCLR were included...
September 14, 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
Dapeng Fan, Wei Wang, Kevin A Hildebrand, Cun-Yi Fan
BACKGROUND: With the exception of normal anatomic changes in the medial collateral ligament and radial head, other factors related to carrying angle changes have not been systematically studied. We reviewed patients who underwent open arthrolysis of the elbow, and evaluated if open arthrolysis could change carrying angle. We then identified factors associated with carrying angle changes. METHODS: Fifty patients with a minimum of 24 months of follow-up after open arthrolysis were evaluated retrospectively...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
K Schmidt-Horlohé, S Buschbeck, D Wincheringer, M Weißenberger, R Hoffmann
Radial head fractures are common injuries in elbow trauma. Non-displaced fractures are best treated conservatively. Simple but displaced fractures require anatomic reduction and fixation, typically using screws. The treatment course for complex fractures with multiple fragments is still being debated, as results are less predictable. Radial head resection is not advised if concomitant injuries of the coronoid process or the collateral ligaments with instability are present. Favorable outcomes following open reduction and fixation using plates were reported recently...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
M Hackl, T Leschinger, L P Müller, K Wegmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic ligamentous instability of the elbow is an important pathology as it is accompanied with pronounced dysfunction. Moreover, it represents an established risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis. Posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) caused by insufficiency of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is the most common type of chronic elbow instability and is usually a sequel of traumatic elbow dislocation. Chronic overload can lead to insufficiency of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) with subsequent valgus instability, especially in overhead athletes...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
J Geßmann, M Königshausen, T A Schildhauer, D Seybold
The high stability of the elbow joint is provided by the congruent articular surfaces in combination with soft tissue stabilizers. The main osseous contributor of elbow stability is the coronoid, which is therefore referred to as a primary stabilizer. The radial head as a secondary stabilizer together with the medial collateral ligament assures valgus stability and together with the coronoid it assures posterolateral stability. Insufficiency of the osseous stabilizers may lead to difficulties in the treatment of chronic dislocation and complex instability...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
Mehmet Demirel, Yavuz Sağlam, Onur Tunalı
INTRODUCTION: The main goal of the treatment is the anatomical reduction of the ulna fracture and the radial head dislocation in acute and chronic Monteggia cases. Acute pediatric Monteggia lesions are generally treated non-surgically; however, the treatment of chronic Monteggia is challenging. The aim of this article is to share our experiences about treatment of neglected Monteggia lesion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 6-year-old girl who underwent a surgery in our clinic for a missed Bado type-III Monteggia fracture-dislocation of the right elbow with concomitant posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) palsy, which resolved spontaneously after the operation...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
M Hackl, T Leschinger, C Ries, W F Neiss, L P Müller, K Wegmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow is the result of an insufficiency of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL). Lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction represents a well-established treatment method for PLRI. However, recurrent instability remains a problem. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this in-vitro study was to evaluate the posterolateral rotatory stability of the intact elbow, after sectioning of the LCL and after LUCL reconstruction with a triceps tendon autograft and double BicepsButton(TM) fixation...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
Casey J Meyer, J Craig Garrison, John E Conway
BACKGROUND: Previous work has suggested that an increase in the amount of developmentally acquired, dominant arm humeral retrotorsion (D HRT) in the thrower's shoulder may be a potentially protective mechanism. Although the relationship between HRT and shoulder injuries has been reported, the relationship between HRT and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears in baseball players is not known. PURPOSE: To determine whether D HRT and nondominant arm HRT (ND HRT) measurements in baseball players with a UCL tear differ statistically from a matched healthy cohort...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Alfred Atanda, Lauren W Averill, Maegen Wallace, Tim A Niiler, Levon N Nazarian, Michael G Ciccotti
BACKGROUND: Stress ultrasound (SUS) of the elbow has demonstrated changes in the anterior band of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in professional and high school-aged pitchers. However, there have been no large reports correlating pitching history data with SUS changes in youth and adolescent baseball pitchers. HYPOTHESIS: Changes of the UCL on SUS will correlate with pitching volume in youth and adolescent baseball pitchers. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Stefania Vanni, Stefano Marenco, Michel Calò, Bruno Battiston
Radial head represents a secondary elbow stabilizer for varus-valgus and postero-lateral stress. In complex fractures, that cannot be synthesized, the presence of associated ligament injuries makes radial head replacement necessary to restore elbow stability. This study evaluates how the elbow responds to a prosthetic removal after a complex injury repair.
2016: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
Joshua S Dines, Phillip N Williams, Neal ElAttrache, Stan Conte, Todd Tomczyk, Daryl C Osbahr, David M Dines, James Bradley, Christopher S Ahmad
We conducted a study to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections on partial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears in high-level throwing athletes. We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 44 baseball players (6 professional, 14 college, 24 high school) treated with PRP injections for partial-thickness UCL tears. All tears were diagnosed by physical examination and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Sixteen patients had 1 injection, 6 had 2, and 22 had 3. Once patients became asymptomatic after injection, they were started on an interval throwing program...
July 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
M Mickevičius, S Rutkauskas, S Sipavičienė, A Skurvydas, J Jürimäe, H Degens, S Kamandulis
The aim of this study was to assess whether side-to-side differences in morphology and function of the upper limbs in 11-12 year-old male baseball players with throwing-related pain (n=14) were more pronounced than that of age-matched healthy untrained subjects (n=16). Baseball players 1) had played baseball≥4.5 h·wk(-1) for ≥ 4 years and (2) suffered from moderate-intensity (3-6 points on 10-point questionnaire scale) throwing-related pain in the shoulder or elbow in at least 2 training sessions within the past month...
August 23, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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