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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088378/antimicrobial-coated-implants-in-trauma-and-orthopaedics-a-clinical-review-and-risk-benefit-analysis
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REVIEW
Volker Alt
Implant-associated infections remain a major issue in orthopaedics and antimicrobial functionalization of the implant surface by antibiotics or other anti-infective agents have gained interest. The goal of this article is to identify antimicrobial coatings, for which clinical data are available and to review their clinical need, safety profile, and their efficacy to reduce infection rates. PubMed database of the National Library of Medicine was searched for clinical studies on antimicrobial coated implants for internal fracture fixation devices and endoprostheses for bone surgery, for which study design, level of evidence, biocompatibility, development of resistance, and effectiveness to reduce infection rates were analyzed...
December 21, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087553/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-in-african-learners-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Theodosia Adom, Thandi Puoane, Anniza De Villiers, André Pascal Kengne
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and overweight are an emerging problem in Africa. Obese children are at increased risk of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, orthopaedic problems and type 2 diabetes as well as increased risk of adult obesity. Prevention of childhood overweight and obesity therefore needs high priority. The review approach is particularly useful in establishing whether research findings are consistent and can be generalised across populations and settings. This systematic review aims to assess the magnitude and distribution of overweight and obesity among primary school learners within populations in Africa...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066745/deep-gluteal-space-problems-piriformis-syndrome-ischiofemoral-impingement-and-sciatic-nerve-release
#3
Luis Perez Carro, Moises Fernandez Hernando, Luis Cerezal, Ivan Saenz Navarro, Ana Alfonso Fernandez, Alexander Ortiz Castillo
BACKGROUND: Deep gluteal syndrome (DGS) is an underdiagnosed entity characterized by pain and/or dysesthesias in the buttock area, hip or posterior thigh and/or radicular pain due to a non-discogenic sciatic nerve entrapment in the subgluteal space. Multiple pathologies have been incorporated in this all-included "piriformis syndrome", a term that has nothing to do with the presence of fibrous bands, obturator internus/gemellus syndrome, quadratus femoris/ischiofemoral pathology, hamstring conditions, gluteal disorders and orthopedic causes...
July 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042119/periprosthetic-femoral-fractures-and-trying-to-avoid-them-what-is-the-contribution-of-femoral-component-design-to-the-increased-risk-of-periprosthetic-femoral-fracture
#4
A V Carli, J J Negus, F S Haddad
AIMS: Periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFF) following total hip arthroplasty (THA) are devastating complications that are associated with functional limitations and increased overall mortality. Although cementless implants have been associated with an increased risk of PFF, the precise contribution of implant geometry and design on the risk of both intra-operative and post-operative PFF remains poorly investigated. A systematic review was performed to aggregate all of the PFF literature with specific attention to the femoral implant used...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042111/joint-registries-what-can-we-learn-in-2016
#5
D J Berry
AIMS: To demonstrate, with concrete examples, the value of in-depth exploration and comparison of data published in National Joint Arthroplasty registry reports. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The author reviewed published current reports of National Joint Arthroplasty registries for findings of current significance to current orthopaedic practice. RESULTS: A total of six observations that demonstrate actionable or unexpected findings from joint registries are described...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009797/what-s-new-in-congenital-scoliosis
#6
Joshua M Pahys, James T Guille
BACKGROUND: Congenital scoliosis is a failure of vertebral formation, segmentation, or a combination of the 2 arising from abnormal vertebral development during weeks 4 to 6 of gestation. The associated spinal deformity can be of varying severity and result in a stable or progressive deformity based on the type and location of the anomalous vertebra(e). Bracing for congenital scoliosis is rarely indicated, while recent reports have demonstrated the utility of serial derotational casting for longer curves with multiple anomalous vertebrae as an effective "time buying strategy" to delay the need for surgery...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008380/strategies-for-obtaining-bone-biopsy-specimens-from-breast-cancer-patients-past-experience-and-future-directions
#7
Mohammed F K Ibrahim, John Hilton, Christina Addison, Susan Robertson, Joel Werier, Sasha Mazzarello, Lisa Vandermeer, Carmel Jacobs, Mark Clemons
BACKGROUND: Cancer and its treatment can have multiple effects on the bone. Despite the widespread use of in vivo and in vitro models, it is still necessary to understand these effects in humans. Obtaining human bone biopsies is technically challenging and in this article we review the experiences from the Ottawa Bone Oncology Program. METHODS: A series of bone biopsy studies in breast cancer patients with and without bone metastasis have been performed. We reviewed the results of these studies and present them in a descriptive manner...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999617/intraoperative-radiation-safety-in-orthopaedics-a-review-of-the-alara-as-low-as-reasonably-achievable-principle
#8
REVIEW
Daniel J Kaplan, Jay N Patel, Frank A Liporace, Richard S Yoon
The use of fluoroscopy has become commonplace in many orthopaedic surgery procedures. The benefits of fluoroscopy are not without risk of radiation to patient, surgeon, and operating room staff. There is a paucity of knowledge by the average orthopaedic resident in terms proper usage and safety. Personal protective equipment, proper positioning, effective communication with the radiology technician are just of few of the ways outlined in this article to decrease the amount of radiation exposure in the operating room...
2016: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977849/conservative-interventions-for-treating-middle-third-clavicle-fractures-in-adolescents-and-adults
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REVIEW
Mário Lenza, Flávio Faloppa
BACKGROUND: Clavicle (collarbone) fractures account for around 4% of all fractures. Most (76%) clavicle fractures involve the middle-third section of the clavicle. Treatment of these fractures is usually non-surgical (conservative). Commonly used treatments are arm slings, strapping and figure-of-eight bandages.This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2009 and updated in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects (benefits and harms) of different methods for conservative (non-operative) treatment for acute (treated soon after injury) middle third clavicle fractures in adolescents and adults...
15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956670/review-of-perioperative-falls
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V L Kronzer, T M Wildes, S L Stark, M S Avidan
: Falls are a known public health problem, and there is increasing recognition of the importance of perioperative falls for risk prediction and quality assessment. Our objective was to review existing literature regarding the occurrence, injuries, and risk factors of preoperative and postoperative falls. A systematized search of PubMed entries between 1947 and November 2015 produced 24 articles that met inclusion criteria. Most studied orthopaedic surgery patients older than 65 yr. Four were rated 'good' quality...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937015/a-ward-round-proforma-improves-documentation-and-communication
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Sulaiman Alazzawi, Zacharia Silk, Urmila U Saha, Sunil Auplish, Sean Masterson
This article present the results of an audit cycle which evaluated the quality of inpatient ward round documentation in a busy district general hospital before and after the implementation of a standardized proforma which was specifically designed for trauma and orthopaedic patients. In each cycle, 20 case notes were examined and the data analysed to examine three main areas: Diagnosis, management and/or discharge plan Objective assessments including neurovascular status, weight-bearing status, surgical wound review, observations, results of investigations and decision from the daily trauma meeting Logistics of the documentation such as legibility, date and time, name and grade of the doctor and contact number...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894239/do-the-biologic-agents-increase-the-risk-of-infection-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-arthroplasty-surgery
#12
N A Sandiford
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents have contributed significantly to the management of patients with in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A significant proportion of patients with RA still require arthroplasty procedures however. It is unclear whether these agents increase the risk of post operative infection after lower limb arthroplasty . The aim of this review is to review the contemporary literature about this topic along with the recommendations from specialist societies. METHOD: A literature search was performed for articles published over the last 10 years in the English language examining the association between anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and the incidence of post operative infection in patients with RA undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty procedures...
November 27, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888295/platelet-rich-plasma-for-the-treatment-of-bone-defects-from-pre-clinical-rational-to-evidence-in-the-clinical-practice-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alice Roffi, Berardo Di Matteo, Gopal Shankar Krishnakumar, Elizaveta Kon, Giuseppe Filardo
PURPOSE: The treatment of large bone defects represents a significant challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. In recent years, biologic agents have also been used to further improve bone healing. Among these, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the most exploited strategy. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the available literature to identify: 1) preclinical in-vivo results supporting the rational of PRP use for bone healing; 2) evidence from the clinical practice on the actual clinical benefit of PRP for the treatment of fractures and complications such as delayed unions and non-unions...
November 26, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861211/what-s-new-in-the-management-of-foot-deformities-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#14
John A Heydemann, Oussama Abousamra, Jeanne M Franzone, Brian E Kaufman, Julieanne P Sees
BACKGROUND: Foot deformities have been frequently reported in cerebral palsy (CP), and numerous diagnostic modalities and treatment options have recently been developed to achieve a better level of management for children with CP. METHODS: A thorough search of the English literature, published between January 2013 and March 2016, was performed. A summary of the new findings that had not previously described was reported. The review included recent advances regarding clinical and gait evaluation, orthotic management, botulinum toxin A treatment, and surgical correction...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816102/making-sure-the-media-gets-it-right-on-orthopaedic-research
#15
Louis F McIntyre
Patient-centered medicine requires an informed health care consumer. Traditionally, orthopaedic surgeons were the primary source for patients regarding diagnostic and treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions. Now patients get information from a variety of sources including the Internet, social media, and print journalism. Most of these sources are not vetted or peer reviewed and some not even fact checked. Part of the role of the orthopaedic surgeon is to educate patients, and interpreting this type of information is an increasingly demanding but essential task...
November 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791971/functional-outcomes-after-operative-treatment-of-calcaneal-fractures-midterm-review
#16
Michael A Del Core, Emily Mills, Lisa K Cannada, David E Karges
The purpose of this article is to report midterm follow-up of operatively treated calcaneus fractures. All patients with a calcaneus fracture, treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) using the extensile lateral approach, were identified. Functional outcomes were assessed using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society's (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot assessment, SF-36, and a questionnaire. There were 20 patients (25 fractures): 16 males and four females. The average age was 42 years (range, 16-73 years) and the mean follow-up time was 40 months (range, 13-73 months)...
December 0: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769090/-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-in-the-ankle-a-guideline-from-the-group-clinical-tissue-regeneration-of-the-german-society-of-orthopaedics-and-traumatology-dgou
#17
M Aurich, D Albrecht, P Angele, C Becher, S Fickert, J Fritz, P E Müller, P Niemeyer, M Pietschmann, G Spahn, M Walther
Background: Osteochondral lesions (OCL) of the ankle are a common cause of ankle pain. Although the precise pathophysiology has not been fully elucidated, it can be assumed that a variety of factors are responsible, mainly including traumatic events such as ankle sprains. Advances in arthroscopy and imaging techniques, in particular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have improved the possibilities for the diagnosis of OCLs of the ankle. Moreover, these technologies aim at developing new classification systems and modern treatment strategies...
October 21, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750380/nacre-a-natural-multi-use-and-timely-biomaterial-for-bone-graft-substitution
#18
REVIEW
Ganggang Zhang, Alice Brion, Anne-Sophie Willemin, Marie-Hélène Piet, Vanessa Moby, Arnaud Bianchi, Didier Mainard, Laurent Galois, Pierre Gillet, Marthe Rousseau
During the past two decades, with a huge and rapidly increasing clinical need for bone regeneration and repair, bone substitutes are more and more seen as a potential solution. Major innovation efforts are being made to develop such substitutes, some having advanced even to clinical practice. It is now time to turn to natural biomaterials. Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is an organic matrix-calcium carbonate coupled shell structure produced by molluscs. In vivo and in vitro studies have revealed that nacre is osteoinductive, osteoconductive, biocompatible, and biodegradable...
February 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694584/resident-education-in-orthopaedic-trauma-the-future-role-of-competency-based-medical-education
#19
REVIEW
M T Nousiainen, S A McQueen, J Hall, W Kraemer, P Ferguson, J L Marsh, R R Reznick, M R Reed, R Sonnadara
As residency training programmes around the globe move towards competency-based medical education (CBME), there is a need to review current teaching and assessment practices as they relate to education in orthopaedic trauma. Assessment is the cornerstone of CBME, as it not only helps to determine when a trainee is fit to practice independently, but it also provides feedback on performance and guides the development of competence. Although a standardised core knowledge base for trauma care has been developed by the leading national accreditation bodies and international agencies that teach and perform research in orthopaedic trauma, educators have not yet established optimal methods for assessing trainees' performance in managing orthopaedic trauma patients...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670813/a-multifaceted-intervention-to-reduce-drug-related-complications-in-surgical-patients
#20
J M Bos, P M L A van den Bemt, W Kievit, J L W Pot, J E Nagtegaal, A Wieringa, M M L van der Westerlaken, G J van der Wilt, P A G M de Smet, C Kramers
AIM: The P-REVIEW study was a prospective, multicenter, open intervention study, designed to determine whether a multifaceted intervention of educating the prescriber combined with medication review and pharmaceutical visits to the ward by the hospital pharmacist could lead to a reduction of drug-related complications among surgical patients. METHODS: 6780 admissions of 5940 patients who were admitted to surgical, urological and orthopaedic wards during the usual care period and 6484 admissions of 5711 patients during the intervention period were included...
September 27, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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