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Soft tissue injury management

H Claude Sagi, David Donohue, Seth Cooper, David P Barei, Justin Siebler, Michael T Archdeacon, Marcus Sciadini, Michelle Romeo, Patrick F Bergin, Thomas Higgins, Hassan Mir
OBJECTIVES: The current literature focuses on wound severity, time to debridement and antibiotic administration with respect to risk of infection after open fracture. The purpose of this analysis was to determine if either the incidence of post-traumatic infection or causative organism varies with treating institution or the season in which the open fracture occurred. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Seven level-one regional referral trauma centers located in each of the seven climatic regions of the continental United States (Northwest; High Plains; Midwest/Ohio Valley; New England/Mid-Atlantic; Southeast; South; and Southwest)...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Harriet Kiwanuka, Mario A Aycart, David F Gitlin, Elaine Devine, Bridget J Perry, Thet-Su Win, Ericka M Bueno, Muayyad Alhefzi, Nicco Krezdorn, Bohdan Pomahac
BACKGROUND: Facial self-inflicted gunshot wounds (SIGSWs) cause a devastating midfacial defect and pose a challenging problem to the reconstructive surgeon. Face transplantation (FT) has the potential for near-normal restoration in otherwise non-reconstructible defects. Two out of 7 FT recipients at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) sustained SIGSWs. In this study, we illustrate the role of FT in the management of SIGSWs through an aesthetic, functional, and psychosocial examination of outcomes...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Karly O W Chan, Henry H Y Tong, Gabriel Y F Ng
Fish oil has been shown to promote collagen synthesis, and hence, connective tissue healing. Therapeutic ultrasound is commonly used to treat soft tissue injuries. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of topical fish oil on the management of Achilles tendon rupture, comparing normal therapeutic ultrasound with a combination of ultrasound and fish oil. Eighty-five Sprague-Dawley rats underwent surgical hemitenotomy of the right medial Achilles tendon. The rats received daily treatment of either topical placebo ointment (control group [CON]), topical fish oil (FO), therapeutic ultrasound (US) or ultrasound with fish oil as the coupling medium (FU)...
September 27, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Jordi Tomás-Hernández, Joan Minguell Monyart, Jordi Teixidor Serra, Merce Reverté Vinaixa, Ernesto Guerra Farfan, Vicente Molero García, Enric Castellet Feliu
Tibial plateau fractures are a heterogeneous group of lesions with multiple fracture patterns. They are often associated with soft tissue injuries, the lateral meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) being the most common structures affected. The purpose of this article is to present a case series of an often missed unusual injury pattern that consists on the association of a large anteromedial tibial plateau fracture with a posterolateral (PL) knee corner injury without involvement of the cruciate ligaments...
September 2016: Injury
J Fan, B Jiang, B Wang, K Chen, F Yuang, J Mei, G-R Yu
The aim of the study was to analysis soft-tissue complications of volar plate fixation and it's prevention strategies along with exploring clinical effects of preserving pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle. From February 2011 to February 2013, sixty-five patients with distal radius fracture underwent open reduction and internal fixation with the volar locking palmar plates. The group with preserving PQ involved 30 patients and group with PQ repair involved 35 patients. Surgeons must took great care of not -letting drill pierce dorsal cortical bone rapidly and dorsal carpal tangential fluoroscopy was also taken in addition to lateral fluoroscopy to get accurate screw length...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Pallav Mahesh Patni, Pradeep Jain, Mona Jain Patni
INTRODUCTION: The fracture of front teeth is one of the routine presentations of traumatic injuries. The treatment of a fractured tooth involving the pulp includes root canal therapy and post placement followed by core build-up or by the extraction of the fractured tooth if it is not restorable. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of an adult male who had traumatized both his maxillary central incisors following a blow experienced during domestic violence. He had lost a fractured fragment of the right central incisor, while the left incisor had complicated fractures with fragments retained attached to the soft tissue...
June 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
Sanjay Maurya, Prem Singh Bhandari
Significance: Wounds sustained in a combat trauma often result in a composite tissue loss. Combat injuries, due to high energy transfer to tissues, lead to trauma at multiple anatomical sites. An early wound cover is associated with lower rate of infections and a faster wound healing. The concept of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the management of combat-related wounds has evolved from the civilian trauma and the wounds from nontraumatic etiologies. Recent Advances: Encouraged by the results of NPWT in noncombat-related wounds, the military surgeons during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom used this novel method in a large percentage of combat wounds, with gratifying results...
September 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
P Manodh, D Prabhu Shankar, Devadoss Pradeep, Rajan Santhosh, Aparna Murugan
BACKGROUND: Maxillofacial fractures occur in a significant proportion worldwide and can occur as an isolated injury or in combination with other severe injuries including cranial, spinal, and upper and lower body injuries requiring prompt diagnosis with possible emergency interventions. The epidemiology of facial fractures varies with regard to injury type, severity, and cause and depends on the population studied. Hence, understanding of these factors can aid in establishing clinical and research priorities for effective treatment and prevention of these injuries...
September 23, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nicholas J Erdle, Eric G Verwiebe, Joseph C Wenke, Christopher S Smith
Debridement is an integral step in the orthopaedic management of traumatic wounds, from open soft tissue injuries and routine open fracture care to the management of extensive high-energy blast injuries. While the necessity of debridement has been well established, the level of energy and degree of contamination of blast wounds encountered in recent armed conflict has offered a challenge and a new opportunity for military surgeons to revisit the most recent literature to guide our practice with the best evidence currently available...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Harold M Olson, Michael J Tunning, Ronnie J Boesch
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the chiropractic management of a student athlete with postconcussion syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 14-year-old male hockey player presented to a chiropractic clinic with postconcussion symptoms 13 days after his initial injury. He experienced an occipital headache with a pain rating of 8/10, upset stomach, blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, balance problems, a "foggy feeling," difficulty with concentration, difficulty with memory, fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, and irritability...
September 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Tyler Snoap, Matthew Jaykel, Cayla Williams, Jason Roberts
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal fractures are commonly seen and treated in the emergency department. There are subsets of calcaneal fractures that pose a high risk to the adjacent soft tissue of the heel and can result in full-thickness tissue necrosis. OBJECTIVE: To identify which calcaneal fractures need to be managed within hours and triaged to the orthopedic team and which can be temporized in a neutral or plantarflexed ankle splint and seen in an outpatient setting. DISCUSSION: Tongue-type calcaneal fractures and tuberosity fractures must be triaged appropriately within the first few hours of presentation to prevent skin compromise...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hyun Ho Han, Byung Yeun Kwon, Sung No Jung, Suk-Ho Moon
Occupational injuries to digits due to hydrofluoric acid (HFA) are frequently encountered. They have distinctive features, including intense pain, progressive tissue necrosis, and possible bone erosion. To minimize tissue damage, it is of great importance to execute prudent preoperative assessment and determine the correct surgical modality to reconstruct and maintain the function of the hand. However, proper protocols for fingers have not been presented in previous studies. Eight cases with HFA burn to digits were presented to the emergency room...
September 17, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Cormac Norton
Rationale and key points This article assists nurses to use the acronym PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation) to guide the treatment of patients with uncomplicated soft tissue injuries to their upper or lower limbs. » Treatment of soft tissue injuries to limbs is important to reduce complications following injury, alleviate pain and ensure normal limb function is restored promptly. » Nurses should have an understanding of the rationale and evidence base supporting PRICE treatment of soft tissue injuries...
August 24, 2016: Nursing Standard
Marina Ciccarelli, Kerri Fraser, Sharmila Vaz
BACKGROUND/AIM: Children and adolescents are prolific users of information and communication technologies (ICT) in learning, leisure, and social communication activities. High exposure to ICT is associated with musculoskeletal injuries in adults; however, the management of ICT physical complaints in children is not well-understood. METHODS: An online survey of allied health professionals (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and chiropractors) was undertaken to determine (i) the number of children and adolescents in Perth, Western Australia who accessed treatment for musculoskeletal complaints related to use of technology; (ii) the typical frequency and duration of service provision; and (iii) the nature of treatment provided...
September 16, 2016: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, Rishi Anil Aggarwal, Sunil Krishna Bhosale, Pradip Sharad Nemade
CONTEXT: Approaches suggested for treatment of neglected dislocations in the subaxial cervical spine (SACS) include only anterior approach (a), only posterior approach (b), posterior-anterior approach, posterior-anterior-posterior approach, and anterior-posterior-anterior-posterior approach. No protocol is suggested in literature to guide surgeons treating neglected dislocations. AIM: To describe a protocol for the treatment of neglected dislocation in the SACS...
July 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Stasinopoulos Dimitrios
Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is a common musculoskeletal/sports injury. A plethora of physiotherapy techniques has been proposed in the management of LET. The exercise programme is the most common treatment in the management of LET. The optimal protocol of exercise programme is still unknown. The effectiveness of the exercise programme is low when it is applied as monotherapy. Therefore, exercise programme is combined with other physiotherapy modalities such as soft tissue techniques, external support, acupuncture, manual therapy and electrotherapy, in the treatment of LET...
August 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
Paschalia M Mountziaris, Carol E Soteropulos, Kristen M Rezak, Ashit Patel
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap has proven to be a reliable option for the coverage of soft tissue defects in adults and more recently in the pediatric population. When considering the use of the ALT flap in the pediatric patient, there are few studies that detail techniques specific to pediatric free flap management. We present a unique case of a 14- × 8-cm ALT flap used for traumatic wound coverage in a distal tibial injury in a 6-year-old girl. This case highlights innovative techniques in pediatric perioperative free flap monitoring and the use of continuous external tissue expansion to achieve delayed primary closure of the donor site...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Andrew C Hollingsworth, Douglas M Bowley, Jonathan B Lundy
OBJECTIVES: Contemporary medical operations support a mobile, nonconventional force involved in nation building, counterinsurgency, and humanitarian operations. Prior reports have described surgical care for disease and nonbattle injuries (DNBI). The purpose of this report is to describe the prevalence and scope of DNBI managed by general surgeons in a contemporary, deployed medical facility. METHODS: A 2-year retrospective review of the operative logbook from the U...
September 2016: Military Medicine
Matthew Wordsworth, Rachael Thomas, John Breeze, Demetrius Evriviades, James Baden, Shehan Hettiaratchy
INTRODUCTION: The recent Afghanistan conflict caused a higher proportion of casualties with facial injuries due to both the increasing effectiveness of combat body armour and the insurgent use of the improvised explosive device (IED). The aim of this study was to describe all injuries to the face sustained by UK service personnel from blast or gunshot wounds during the highest intensity period of combat operations in Afghanistan. METHODS: Hospital records and Joint Theatre Trauma Registry data were collected for all UK service personnel killed or wounded by blast and gunshot wounds in Afghanistan between 01 April 2006 and 01 March 2013...
August 20, 2016: Injury
John A Scolaro, Tom Chao, David P Zamorano
The Morel-Lavallée lesion is a closed soft-tissue degloving injury commonly associated with high-energy trauma. The thigh, hip, and pelvic region are the most commonly affected locations. Timely identification and management of a Morel-Lavallée lesion is crucial because distracting injuries in the polytraumatized patient can result in a missed or delayed diagnosis. Bacterial colonization of these closed soft-tissue injuries has resulted in their association with high rates of perioperative infection. Recently, MRI has been used to characterize and classify these lesions...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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