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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616787/subtle-radiographic-signs-of-hamate-body-fracture-a-diagnosis-not-to-miss-in-the-emergency-department
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Nathan D Cecava, Mary F Finn, Liem T Mansfield
Hamate fractures are estimated to represent 1.7% of all carpal fractures and can occur at the hamulus (hook) or hamate body depending on mechanism of injury. Fractures of the hamate body can be exceedingly difficult to identify on standard wrist and hand radiographs in the emergency department. If the diagnosis is missed in the emergency department, orthopedic referral is often delayed. This can result in lasting functional disability for the patient, as these fractures have a propensity to destabilize the fourth and fifth carpometacarpal (CMC) joints...
June 14, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616259/hyperphosphatemia-in-a-patient-with-spinal-cord-injury-who-received-etidronate-for-the-treatment-of-heterotopic-ossification
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Sahil Taravati, Ece Cinar, Yesim Akkoc
INTRODUCTION: Heterotopic ossification (HO) is defined as ectopic bone formation around peripheral joints and in soft tissues. HO is a common complication of diseases of the central nervous system, such as spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury. HO is seen in up to 50% of patients with SCI and typically occurs in the first 12 weeks after onset of injury. Although no treatment method is proven to be curative, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, irradiation of the involved body part and bisphosphonates are commonly used in the management of HO...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609493/vestibuloplasty-with-retroauricular-skin-grafts-for-dental-implant-rehabilitation-in-vascularized-fibula-grafts-two-case-reports
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Metin Sencimen, Aydin Gulses, Altan Varol, Mustafa Ayna, Jölide Ozen, Necdet Dogan, Yahya Açil
The aim of this study was to present the use of retroauricular full-thickness skin grafts in vestibuloplasty surgeries for dental implant rehabilitation in vascularized fibula grafts. Two patients underwent mandibular reconstruction with vascularized fibula grafts due to mandibular gunshot injuries. Inadequate sulcus gaps secondary to mandibular soft tissue deficiencies were managed by full-thickness autologous skin grafts harvested from the retroauricular region. Dental rehabilitation was achieved by implants placed in free fibula grafts...
July 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600873/bone-tissue-bioprinting-for-craniofacial-reconstruction
#4
REVIEW
Pallab Datta, Veli Ozbolat, Bugra Ayan, Aman Dhawan, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
Craniofacial (CF) tissue is an architecturally complex tissue consisting of both bone and soft tissues with significant patient specific variations. Conditions of congenital abnormalities, tumor resection surgeries, and traumatic injuries of the CF skeleton can result in major deficits of bone tissue. Despite advances in surgical reconstruction techniques, management of CF osseous deficits remains a challenge. Due its inherent versatility, bioprinting offers a promising solution to address these issues. In this review, we present and analyze the current state of bioprinting of bone tissue and highlight how these techniques may be adapted to serve regenerative therapies for CF applications...
June 10, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595674/blunt-laryngeal-trauma-secondary-to-sporting-injuries
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D Mendis, J A Anderson
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal injury after blunt trauma is uncommon, but can cause catastrophic airway obstruction and significant morbidity in voice and airway function. This paper aims to discuss a case series of sports-related blunt laryngeal trauma patients and describe the results of a thorough literature review. METHOD: Retrospective case-based analysis of laryngeal trauma referrals over six years to a tertiary laryngology centre. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients were identified; 13 (46 per cent) sustained sports-related trauma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594493/management-of-hand-fractures-simple-to-complex
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Richard A Bernstein, Michael S Bednar, Craig S Williams, Randy Bindra
Hand fractures are among the most common skeletal injuries. Approximately 150,000 hand fractures occur in the United States each year. The management of hand fractures consists of reduction, immobilization, and rehabilitation to return patients to their preinjury status. Hand fractures are managed by restoring articular congruity, reducing malrotation and angulation of the fracture, and maintaining the reduction, all of which should be accomplished with minimal surgical intervention. Surgeons must assess concomitant soft-tissue injuries and respect the soft tissues during the surgical management of hand fractures...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594487/current-management-of-talar-fractures
#7
Matthew P Sullivan, Reza Firoozabadi
Talar fractures are some of the most challenging injuries that orthopaedic traumatologists manage. The current knowledge of functional alterations with regard to malreduction of talar fractures is well established. Decision making with regard to timing, approach, and implant selection as well as strategies to help achieve accurate restoration of talar anatomy substantially affect outcomes and must be carefully considered. Perfect anatomic talar reconstruction should always be attempted, and orthopaedic surgeons should have a strong working knowledge of the vascular, three-dimensional, and radiographic anatomy of the talus before performing talar surgery...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594485/acetabular-fractures-a-problem-oriented-approach
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Berton R Moed, Philip J Kregor, Mark C Reilly, Michael D Stover
The main goals of acetabular fracture management are to restore the congruity and stability of the hip joint. These goals are the same for all patients who have an acetabular fracture, regardless of the morphology or etiology of the fracture. Nevertheless, certain acetabular fracture types and several patient factors pose management challenges for surgeons. Therefore, surgeons who manage acetabular fractures must understand the distinctive features of acetabular fractures as well as the soft-tissue and patient-related factors that play a critical role in patient outcomes...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588660/simple-elbow-dislocation
#9
REVIEW
Paul M Robinson, Emmet Griffiths, Adam C Watts
The elbow is the second most commonly dislocated major joint in adults. Good long-term outcomes have been reported after non-operative management; however, a small proportion (<10%) of patients have a poor outcome and some do require surgical intervention. A review of the anatomy, pathoanatomy, management and outcomes of simple elbow dislocations is presented. Emphasis is placed on emerging concepts regarding the soft tissue injury, the stabilising structures that are injured, the sequence and mechanism of injury and the relationship to elbow stability...
July 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586700/injection-into-the-jugular-vein-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-the-united-kingdom-prevalence-associated-factors-and-harms
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Vivian D Hope, Jenny Iversen, Katelyn J Cullen, John V Parry, Lisa Maher, Fortune Nucbe
BACKGROUND: While people who inject drugs (PWID) typically use peripheral veins, some inject into their central veins, including the femoral and jugular veins. Injection into the jugular vein can have serious adverse health consequences, including jugular vein thrombosis, deep neck infections, pneumothorax, endocarditis and sepsis. This study examined the prevalence of, and factors associated with, jugular vein injection among a large sample of PWID in the United Kingdom. METHOD: Unlinked anonymous surveys (2011-14) recruited PWID from agencies providing services to this population...
June 3, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586601/outcome-of-two-column-acetabular-fractures-treated-operatively-through-single-posterior-approach
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Muhammad Naeem Ur Razaq, Muhammad Ayaz Khan, Abbas Ali
OBJECTIVE: Involvement of both columns in acetabular fractures is a common presentation; these fractures create a challenging situation for the surgeons in terms of understanding the dimensions of osseous injury and selection of surgical approach. The study was done with an objective to evaluate the efficacy of single posterior approach for acetabular fractures involving both columns directly reducing the posterior wall and column and indirectly reducing the anterior column. METHODS: An evaluation of 25 adult patients 18 male and 7 female presenting in the accident and emergency department of Khyber Teaching Hospital from December 2013 to June 2015 having acetabular fracture involving both the anterior and posterior column were included in this case series study...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586577/pattern-and-profile-of-electric-burn-injury-cases-at-a-burn-centre
#12
Saeed Ashraf Cheema
BACKGROUND: Electrical burns are quite different from thermal and chemical burns. This study is from a centre which deals with job related electric burn injuries alone and thus can give a pure account of the electric burns and discuss the related peculiarities. Study aims to highlight the differences in the mechanism of electric burn injury, its mode of presentation, morbidity, complications and thus the treatment strategies as compared to rest of the burn injuries. METHODS: This is a descriptive case series study of first consecutive 61 electric burn victims treated at a Burn Unit and Plastic Surgery centre...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585997/diagnosis-and-management-of-traumatic-patellar-instability-in-the-pediatric-patient
#13
Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Alex Boulos, Aristides I Cruz
Instability of the patella is a common cause of knee pain and dysfunction in pediatric and adolescent patients and can be due to several factors. Although some patients will recall a specific traumatic event others may not, requiring the diagnosis to be made on the basis of physical examination and imaging. Congenital dislocation and connective tissue disorders should also be considered, even in the setting of trauma. There are radiographic parameters that may identify causes of instability such as trochlear and patellar abnormalities, and magnetic resonance imaging can identify signs of trauma such as bony edema, loose osteochondral fragments, and increased tibial tubercle-trochlear groove distance...
June 6, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583764/proteomic-composition-and-immunomodulatory-properties-of-urinary-bladder-matrix-scaffolds-in-homeostasis-and-injury
#14
REVIEW
Kaitlyn Sadtler, Sven D Sommerfeld, Matthew T Wolf, Xiaokun Wang, Shoumyo Majumdar, Liam Chung, Dhanashree S Kelkar, Akhilesh Pandey, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) is used clinically for management of wounds and reinforcement of surgical soft tissue repair, among other applications. UBM consists of the lamina propria and basal lamina of the porcine urinary bladder, and is decellularized as part of the process to manufacture the medical device. UBM is composed mainly of Collagen I, but also contains a wide variety of fibrillar and basement membrane collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans and ECM-associated factors. Upon application of the biomaterial in a traumatic or non-traumatic setting in a mouse model, there is a cascade of immune cells that respond to the damaged tissue and biomaterial...
June 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571232/morel-lavallee-lesions-review-of-pathophysiology-clinical-findings-imaging-findings-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Sreelatha Diviti, Nishant Gupta, Kusum Hooda, Komal Sharma, Lawrence Lo
Morel-Lavallee lesion is a post-traumatic soft tissue degloving injury. This is commonly associated with sports injury caused by a shearing force resulting in separation of the hypodermis from the deeper fascia. Most common at the greater trochanter, these injuries also occur at flank, buttock, lumbar spine, scapula and the knee. Separation of the tissue planes result in a complex serosanguinous fluid collection with areas of fat within it. The imaging appearance is variable and non specific, potentially mimicking simple soft tissue haematoma, superficial bursitis or necrotic soft tissue neoplasms...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570453/anterolateral-thigh-flap-for-reconstruction-in-postburn-axillary-contractures
#16
Hung Chang Chen, Katie P Wu, Cheng-I Yen, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Shih-Yi Yang, Jui-Yung Yang, Cheng-Jen Chang, Shu-Yin Chang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of postburn axillary contractures is difficult and particularly challenging without healthy adjacent soft tissue for axillary scar resurfacing. In this case, a free soft-tissue transfer is among the best treatment options. Here, we describe our experience with free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap for reconstruction in postburn axillary contractures. METHODS: We enrolled 10 patients with postburn axillary contractures from August 2003 to July 2015...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566784/management-of-open-fractures-using-a-noncontact-locking-plate-as-an-internal-fixator
#17
Azad Yıldırım, Ahmet Kapukaya, Yılmaz Mertsoy, Şehmus Yiğit, Mehmet Akif Çaçan, Ramazan Atiç
BACKGROUND: The treatment of open fractures leads to major problems which may be due to various reasons. It mainly causes soft tissue problems due to the absorption of a large amount of energy by the soft tissues and bone tissues. Although some recent treatment protocols have eliminated many problems regarding delayed soft tissue closure, it still remains a big challange. This study uses a method called the internal fixator technique with noncontact locking plate (NC-LP) which involves the use of a combination of advantages of open and closed fixation techniques...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538454/open-tibia-shaft-fractures-and-soft-tissue-coverage-the-effects-of-management-by-an-orthopaedic-microsurgical-team
#18
James VandenBerg, Daniel Osei, Martin I Boyer, Michael J Gardner, William M Ricci, Amanda Spraggs-Hughes, Christopher M McAndrew
OBJECTIVES: To compare the timing of soft-tissue (flap) coverage and occurrence of complications before and after the establishment of an integrated orthopaedic trauma/microsurgical team. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A single level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Twenty-eight subjects (13 pre- and 15 post-integration) with open tibia shaft fractures (OTA/AO 42A, 42B, and 42C) treated with flap coverage between January 2009 and March 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533626/nonhealing-progressive-stress-fractures-of-the-foot-in-a-13-year-old-basketball-player-is-vitamin-k-deficiency-a-risk-factor
#19
Meral Bayramoğlu, Nuray Ünlütürk
[Purpose] To report an adolescent male basketball player with nonhealing stress fractures of the foot and discuss the probable factors. [Subject and Methods] A 13-year-old basketball player presented with right foot pain. He had been playing basketball for three years and practicing 5 days/week. He denied any increase in daily training intensity. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed stress fractures of the cuboid and cuneiform, with mild edema of the soft tissues between the tarsal bones and tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis and flexor digitorum longi...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525675/acellular-dermal-matrix-and-heel-reconstruction-a-new-prospective
#20
Alessandro Scalise, Matteo Torresetti, Federica Verdini, Marianna Capecci, Elisa Andrenelli, Alessandro Mengarelli, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Sandro Fioretti, Giovanni Di Benedetto
BACKGROUND: Heel reconstruction represents a challenge for all plastic surgeons due to the anatomical and functional features of this weight-bearing area. In the last decade a combined use of acellular dermal matrices and skin grafts has been proposed as a reliable and less invasive alternative for complex wound management; nevertheless only a few cases have been reported in the literature. METHODS: We describe the long-term outcome of 2 cases of severe degloving trauma of the plantar region with massive soft tissue defects of the foot, that underwent surgical reconstruction with artificial dermis and skin grafts...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
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