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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29847540/patients-at-high-risk-of-intervention-for-pediatric-traumatic-liver-injury
#1
Katie A Donnelly, Kristen Breslin, Karen J OʼConnell
OBJECTIVES: Nonoperative management of hemodynamically stable liver lacerations in pediatric trauma patients is a safe and effective management strategy for pediatric patients; approximately 90% will be successfully managed nonoperatively. No study has specifically identified risk criteria for the need for intervention versus observation alone. Our objective for this study was to determine risk factors from the physical examination, computed tomography scan, and laboratory results associated with intervention for liver laceration...
May 25, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29805828/posttraumatic-proximal-radioulnar-synostosis-after-closed-reduction-for-a-radial-neck-and-olecranon-fracture
#2
Patrick R Keller, Heather A Cole, Christopher M Stutz, Jonathan G Schoenecker
Posttraumatic proximal radioulnar synostosis (PPRUS) is a severe complication of radial head and neck fractures known to occur after severe injury or operative fixation. Cases of PPRUS occurring after minimally displaced, nonoperatively treated radial neck injuries are, by contrast, extremely rare. Here, we present a pediatric case of PPRUS that developed after a nonoperatively treated minimally displaced radial neck fracture with concomitant olecranon fracture. While more cases are needed to establish the association between this pattern of injury and PPRUS, we recommend that when encountering patients with a minimally displaced radial neck fracture and a concomitant elbow injury, the rare possibility of developing proximal radioulnar synostosis should be considered...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525032/pediatric-sports-medicine-injuries-common-problems-and-solutions
#3
REVIEW
Joel B Huleatt, Carl W Nissen, Matthew D Milewski
The treatment of sports injuries in the skeletally immature has a unique set of complications. Growth deformity may occur after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; therefore, skeletal age is used to help guide the choice between physeal sparing and transphyseal techniques. Arthrofibrosis after tibial spine fracture fixation can be reduced by initiating immediate range of motion, and should be treated early and cautiously to avoid iatrogenic fracture. Nonunions of medial epicondyle elbow fractures are more common with nonoperative treatment, but seldom lead to clinical problems outside of certain athletes...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514374/tibial-spine-fractures-in-children-evaluation-management-and-future-directions
#4
Alexander J Adams, Nakul S Talathi, Jigar S Gandhi, Neeraj M Patel, Theodore J Ganley
Fractures of the tibial spine are estimated to occur in 3 per 100,000 children annually, but account for 2 to 5% of pediatric knee injuries with effusion. Although these fractures were historically associated with bicycle accidents, the surge of organized youth sports in recent decades has brought renewed attention to this injury. While minimally displaced fractures can be treated nonoperatively, several techniques have been described for fixation of displaced or comminuted fractures. Sequelae of this injury can include arthrofibrosis, knee instability, and nonunion...
May 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506948/is-the-midterm-progress-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-talus-fractures-stratified-by-age
#5
Christiane Kruppa, Tyler Snoap, Debra L Sietsema, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda, Clifford B Jones
The outcomes of pediatric talus fractures have been minimally reported in published studies. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes after talus fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients and to define the differences among the different age groups in this population. A total of 52 children and adolescents (54 fractures) with 24 type 1 (44.44%), 13 type 2 (24.07%), 8 type 3 (14.81%), and 9 type 4 (16.67%) Marti-Weber fractures were considered...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499821/pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-an-evidence-based-approach
#6
REVIEW
Elizabeth W Hubbard, Anthony I Riccio
The management of pediatric fractures has evolved over the past several decades, and many injuries that were previously being managed nonoperatively are now being treated surgically. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed clinical guidelines to help guide decision making and streamline patient care for certain injuries, but many topics remain controversial. This article analyzes the evidence regarding management of 5 of the most common and controversial injuries in pediatric orthopedics today...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383281/spontaneous-healing-of-a-pediatric-scaphoid-proximal-pole-fracture-nonunion
#7
Neal Rupani, Nicholas Riley, Ian McNab
Background  Scaphoid fractures in the pediatric population are rare. The majority of nondisplaced fractures tend to unite; however, there is an increased risk of nonunion in proximal pole fractures. Limited evidence exists in their outcomes, owing to the scarcity of the fracture pattern. Case Description  A 13-year-old boy who presented late after developing a traumatic proximal pole scaphoid fracture developed nonunion. He was treated conservatively owing to it being asymptomatic and developed union at 18 months...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369894/is-the-appropriate-use-criteria-for-type-ii-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-really-appropriate
#8
Mauricio Silva, Erin M Delfosse, Howard Park, Hemali Panchal, Edward Ebramzadeh
INTRODUCTION: The Appropriate Use Criteria for the treatment of supracondylar humerus fractures (SCHFs), developed by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, recommends pinning for all type II SCHFs. However, previous studies have suggested that, with close follow-up some of the less severe type II SCHF's can be successfully treated without surgery. Our purpose was to analyze data collected prospectively on a large cohort of type II SCHF's. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and radiographic information on all type II pediatric SCHF (n=1120) that were enrolled in a prospective registry and were followed for a minimum of 8 weeks...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210908/does-using-pas-in-the-closed-treatment-of-pediatric-forearm-fractures-increase-malunion-risk
#9
Stephanie Garrison, Emily A Eismann, Roger Cornwall
PURPOSE: This study assessed whether using physician assistants (PAs) for fracture follow-up during nonoperative management of pediatric forearm fractures was associated with an increased risk of malunion. METHODS: The study was a retrospective review of charts of 141 children under age 18 years who were treated nonoperatively in the division of orthopedics over 12 months for forearm fractures. The effect of type and number of follow-up providers on risk of malunion was determined and controlled for fracture type, location, and initial angulation...
December 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189532/pediatric-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-aaos-appropriate-use-criteria-versus-actual-management-at-a-pediatric-level-1-trauma-center
#10
Joanne H Wang, William Z Morris, Blaine T Bafus, Raymond W Liu
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to characterize management of supracondylar humerus fractures (SCHFs) at a level 1 trauma center and identify factors contributing to divergence in management from American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) recommendations. METHODS: A query revealed 556 patients with diagnoses of SCHF between 2013 and 2015 at a pediatric level 1 trauma center. Patients were excluded if they were younger than 2 years of age, older than 12 years of age, were polytrauma patients, or if there was not sufficient clinical or radiographic documentation, resulting in 449 patients...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135565/pediatric-and-adolescent-anterior-shoulder-instability-clinical-management-of-first-time-dislocators
#11
Kenneth M Lin, Evan W James, Elad Spitzer, Peter D Fabricant
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to discuss the epidemiology, pathoanatomy, diagnosis, and clinical management of pediatric and adolescent patients following a first-time shoulder dislocation. RECENT FINDINGS: Shoulder instability is becoming increasingly common as pediatric and adolescent patients engage in earlier organized sports competition. Recommended treatment following a first-time glenohumeral dislocation event in adolescents depends on several factors, but surgical stabilization is becoming more frequently performed...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099471/is-an-operation-always-needed-for-pediatric-triplane-fractures-preliminary-results
#12
Seung Min Ryu, Jae Woo Park, Se Dong Kim, Chul Hyun Park
We compared the outcomes of nonoperative and operative treatments of triplane fractures. Thirty-three patients with triplane fractures were treated conservatively (n=19) or surgically (n=14). Bone union and postoperative complications were radiographically examined. The mean American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society scores were 100 (nonoperative group) and 98.1 (operative group) (P=0.304). The modified Weber protocol scores were excellent in both groups. One patient in each group showed a leg-length discrepancy of more than 10 mm at the last follow-up...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078712/management-modalities-and-outcomes-following-acute-scaphoid-fractures-in-children-a-quantitative-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Ashkaun Shaterian, Pauline Joy F Santos, Christine J Lee, Gregory R D Evans, Amber Leis
BACKGROUND: Early evaluation and appropriate management of pediatric scaphoid fractures are necessary to avoid complications. To date, current management of pediatric fractures varies among providers. The objective of this study was to compare clinical outcomes following different treatment modalities. METHODS: A PubMed literature search identified studies involving acute scaphoid fractures in children. Studies were evaluated for treatment provided and their respective effects on union rate, wrist range of motion, and wrist pain...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053500/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-femoral-shaft-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
#14
J Eric Gordon, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric femoral shaft fractures present many challenging patient care decisions. Nonoperative treatment approaches still dominate care of the youngest age groups while surgical intervention is commonplace in virtually all older children. Treatment is determined primarily by patient age as modified by clinical factors including mechanism of injury, weight, and skeletal maturity. Infants can be successfully treated by placement into a Pavlik harness, whereas children younger than 5 years are most commonly treated by early reduction and spica cast immobilization...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053498/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-forearm-shaft-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
#15
Martin J Herman, Matthew Simon, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric forearm shaft fractures are the third most common fracture in children, and the forearm is the third most mobile joint in the body (with a nearly 180 degree arc of motion). The goals of treatment are aimed squarely at achieving satisfactory anatomic alignment (within defined parameters) as the consequences of malunion can be permanent forearm stiffness and deformity. Nonoperative treatment approaches still dominate care of the youngest age groups while surgical intervention has become increasingly common in older children...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049268/patient-and-parent-satisfaction-with-sling-use-after-pediatric-upper-extremity-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-customized-cast-sling-versus-standard-cast-and-sling
#16
Aristides I Cruz, Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Heather Hansen, Alexandre Bolous, Michaela Procaccini, Mark R Zonfrillo
BACKGROUND: Long arm cast immobilization after operative and nonoperative treatment of pediatric upper extremity fractures is common. The use of a sling to aid in carrying the casted extremity as well as provide further immobilization is also common practice. Off-the-shelf slings vary in quality and fit, can be confusing for parents/patients to apply, and lead to frustration and dissatisfaction with its use. The purpose of this investigation was to compare patient/parent centered outcomes after the use of a customized sling compared with a standard sling by utilizing a prospective, randomized-controlled trial...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763414/capitellar-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents-classification-and-early-results-of-treatment
#17
Praveen G Murthy, Carley Vuillermin, Manahil N Naqvi, Peter M Waters, Donald S Bae
BACKGROUND: There has been limited published information regarding capitellar fractures in the pediatric population. The purpose of this investigation was to characterize capitellar fracture patterns in children and adolescents and to assess early clinical and radiographic treatment outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 37 children and adolescents with capitellar fractures presenting to a tertiary pediatric hospital from 2004 to 2014 was performed. The mean patient age at the time of injury was 11...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720982/single-incision-pediatric-flexible-intramedullary-tibial-nailing
#18
John G Coury, Zachary C Lum, Nicholas P O'Neill, Joseph A Gerardi
BACKGROUND: There has been a trend towards flexible intramedullary nailing for unstable tibial shaft fractures in the pediatric population, traditionally, utilizing a 2-incision technique with passage of one nail medially and one nail laterally. Our study aims to compare a single incision approach for flexible nailing of unstable tibial shaft fractures in pediatric patients to the traditional 2-incision approach. METHODS: Patients were selected for operative fixation if they had a length unstable tibial shaft fracture confirmed by fluoroscopy...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593062/elastic-intramedullary-nailing-of-a-medial-clavicle-fracture-in-a-pediatric-patient
#19
Michael J Stark, Michael J DeFranco
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the medial clavicle in pediatric patients typically involve the physis and/or sternoclavicular joint. Clavicle fractures are one of the most common injuries in children, but ones at its medial end are rare. Most medial clavicle fractures are treated nonoperatively, but surgery is indicated in some cases. This original case report is unique in describing the use of an elastic intramedullary nail for fixation of a completely displaced medial clavicle fracture in a pediatric patient...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520680/acute-pediatric-monteggia-fractures-a-conservative-approach-to-stabilization
#20
Ian Foran, Vidyadhar V Upasani, Charles D Wallace, Elise Britt, Tracey P Bastrom, James D Bomar, Andrew T Pennock
BACKGROUND: In 2015, a multicenter study group proposed a treatment algorithm for pediatric Monteggia fractures based upon the ulnar fracture pattern. This strategy recommends surgical stabilization for all complete ulna fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an initial nonoperative approach to pediatric Monteggia fractures resulted in poorer outcomes and a higher rate of complications. METHODS: This institutional review board approved retrospective study evaluated all Monteggia fractures presenting to a level 1 pediatric trauma center between 2008 and 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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