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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761106/current-strategies-and-future-directions-to-optimize-acl-reconstruction-in-adolescent-patients
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Dustin Jon Richter, Roger Lyon, Scott Van Valin, Xue-Cheng Liu
The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the pediatric population has risen in recent years. These injuries have historically presented a management dilemma in skeletally immature patients with open physes and significant growth remaining at time of injury. While those nearing skeletal maturity may be treated with traditional, transphyseal adult techniques, these same procedures risk iatrogenic damage to the growth plates and resultant growth disturbances in younger patients with open physes...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701409/acute-iatrogenic-limb-ischaemia-a-report-of-2-late-presentation-cases
#2
Ricardo Correia, Ana Garcia, Frederico Gonçalves, Rodolfo Abreu, Rita Ferreira, Nelson Camacho, Joana Catarino, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: With increasing use of percutaneous vascular procedures, access complications that present to a vascular surgeon increase. The most limb-threatening condition is acute limb ischaemia. Acute limb ischaemia is the most common vascular surgical emergency. In spite of recent advances in vascular surgery, it continues to carry a poor prognosis, if not early diagnosed and managed. METHODS: This is a case-report of 2 patients referenced to a vascular surgery emergency department of a tertiary hospital with late acute limb ischaemia...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313316/presentation-of-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-emergency-department-a-problem-worth-mentioning
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Jaydev B Mistry, Nequesha Mohamed, Aamir Patel, Peace N Gwam, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a progressive debilitating disease affecting more than 27 million Americans. Treatment is often aimed at reducing pain and slowing disease progression. However, patients with significant barriers to healthcare may elect to visit the emergency department (ED) due to OA-related knee pain. The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed analysis of 1) patient demographics; 2) payor type; 3) charges; and 4) discharge status of patients presenting to the emergency department with a primary diagnosis of knee OA...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286969/simultaneous-ipsilateral-dislocation-of-the-hip-and-the-knee-a-case-report
#4
Antonio Arenas Miquelez, Filippo Familiari, Lucas Arbeloa, Andrea D'Arrigo Azzarelli
CASE: A patient was struck by an agricultural vehicle and sustained ipsilateral hip and knee dislocations. Closed reduction of the hip was accomplished in the emergency department; the patient required general anesthesia in the operating room to reduce the knee dislocation. Nonoperative treatment was used for both injuries, with a good long-term outcome. CONCLUSION: Simultaneous ipsilateral hip and knee dislocations are rare and complex injuries that usually result from high-energy trauma...
October 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261271/managing-dislocations-of-the-hip-knee-and-ankle-in-the-emergency-department-digest
#5
Caylyne Arnold, Zane Fayos, David Bruner, Dylan Arnold, Nachi Gupta, Jeffrey Nusbaum
Dislocation of the major joints of the lower extremities--hip, knee, and ankle--can occur due to motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and sports injuries. Hip dislocations are the most common, and they require emergent management to prevent avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Knee dislocations are uncommon but potentially dangerous injuries that can result in amputation due to the potential for missed secondary injury, especially if they are reduced spontaneously. Isolated ankle dislocations are relatively rare, as most ankle dislocations involve an associated fracture...
December 20, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243880/review-article-best-practice-management-of-common-knee-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-part-3-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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REVIEW
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Knee injuries are a common presentation to the ED and are often difficult to assess and definitively diagnose due to the patient's acute pain, effusion and guarding. The quality of ED care provided to patients with fractures or soft tissue injuries of the knee is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common knee injuries in the ED. Databases were searched in 2017, including PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites...
December 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224233/review-article-methodology-for-the-rapid-review-series-on-musculoskeletal-injuries-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Musculoskeletal injuries are a common presentation to the ED, with significant costs involved in the management of these injuries, variances in care within the ED and associated morbidity. A series of rapid review papers were completed to guide best practice for the assessment and management of common musculoskeletal injuries presenting to the ED. This paper presents the methodology used across the rapid reviews. PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites, were searched in 2015...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185671/managing-dislocations-of-the-hip-knee-and-ankle-in-the-emergency-department
#8
Caylyne Arnold, Zane Fayos, David Bruner, Dylan Arnold
Dislocation of the major joints of the lower extremities--hip, knee, and ankle--can occur due to motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and sports injuries. Hip dislocations are the most common, and they require emergent management to prevent avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Knee dislocations are uncommon but potentially dangerous injuries that can result in amputation due to the potential for missed secondary injury, especially if they are reduced spontaneously. Isolated ankle dislocations are relatively rare, as most ankle dislocations involve an associated fracture...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170335/38-a-comparison-of-two-interventions-in-the-treatment-of-severe-ankle-sprains-and-distal-fibular-avulsion-fractures-a-patient-perspective
#9
Sarah Powell
: Stable ankle injuries are highly prevalent in Emergency Departments across the UK. Appropriate management to enable patients to experience a smooth recovery and prevent chronic ankle instability or reoccurrence is a priority. Current literature states that stable ankle fractures and severe ankle sprains can be successfully managed with the below knee plaster or the aircast brace and crutches. The functional brace has proved to be clinically effective in several reports. There has however, been no research to measure patient satisfaction levels between these two treatments...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145966/outcome-evaluation-of-staged-treatment-for-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Vincenzo Giordano, Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral, Hilton A Koch, Rodrigo Pires E Albuquerque, Felipe Serrão de Souza, José Félix Dos Santos Neto
BACKGROUND: The universal accepted strategy for treating high-energy tibial plateau fractures remains a topic of ongoing debate. The challenge for the practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon is to provide anatomical articular fracture reduction, with successfully managing the complex soft-tissue injury that is commonly present at patient admission. The primary aim of the actual study was to evaluate the results of a staged protocol for the treatment of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971414/musculoskeletal-problems-among-greek-perioperative-nurses-in-regional-hospitals-in-southern-peloponnese-musculoskeletal-problems-in-perioperative-nurses
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Helen Bakola, Sofia Zyga, Apostolos Stergioulas, George Kipreos, George Panoutsopoulos
The surgery unit is a particularly labor-intensive environment in the hospital. Studies reflect the correlation of labor risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries among nurses but few have investigated the relationship to perioperative nurses. The purpose of this study is the identification and definition of ergonomic risk factors in the operating room and their connection with musculoskeletal disorders in perioperative nurses in regional hospitals in Greece. Forty four Greek perioperative nurses working in regional hospitals in southern Peloponnese participated...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952661/non-operative-management-of-a-patella-fracture-environmental-considerations-in-the-subantarctic
#12
Fraser John Gould
Injuries occurring in the remote environment present particular challenges to healthcare professionals, and decisions need to be carefully made on an individual basis. This report describes the successful management of a patella fracture sustained on the Subantarctic island of South Georgia. A 36-year-old boating officer presented to the island surgery after sustaining an isolated closed injury to his left knee. On physical examination there was a large effusion palpable within the joint, and on subsequent radiography an undisplaced transverse fracture of the patella was apparent...
2017: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743319/nationwide-survey-on-current-management-strategies-of-toddler-s-fractures
#13
Jade Seguin, Daniel Brody, Patricia Li
BACKGROUND: Tibial fractures are common in children less than 3 years old. The traditional management involves immobilization in an above knee cast for both confirmed (positive x-ray) and presumed (normal x-ray) toddler's fractures. This carries health care implications and causes unnecessary burden for patients and their families. There is a paucity of literature describing the ideal immobilization strategy for this injury. OBJECTIVES: To determine: 1) the variation between Canadian emergency departments in management of toddler's fractures; 2) the variation in management between confirmed and presumed toddler's fractures; 3) the association between demographic variables and immobilization strategies...
July 26, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507966/ipsilateral-hip-and-knee-dislocation-with-open-tibial-fracture-a-case-report-of-a-limb-threatening-injury
#14
Ramesh Perumal, S R Sundararajan, J Vasudeva, S Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Hip or knee dislocations are usually treated as a surgical emergency, but ipsilateral hip and knee dislocation should be considered a dual emergency that must be addressed immediately and reduced at the earliest. We present here the sequence of events and the final functional outcome of one such rare injury manages by us. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old male was involved in a road traffic accident. He presented to the emergency department in 4 h injury time with painful deformities of the right hip and knee, along with Type I open wound right leg with abnormal mobility suggestive of fracture in the ipsilateral leg...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493074/corrective-osteotomies-of-the-lower-limb-show-a-low-intra-and-perioperative-complication-rate-an-analysis-of-1003-patients
#15
Maximilian Schenke, Jörg Dickschas, Michael Simon, Wolf Strecker
PURPOSE: The purpose of corrective osteotomies in posttraumatic and congenital deformities is anatomic limb reconstruction and joint preservation. The aim of the present study was to analyse intra- and perioperative complications of osteotomies in the lower limb. METHODS: One thousand and three unselected and prospectively registered osteotomies of the long bones of the lower limb, performed between 1995 and 2013, were analysed. In 435 women and 568 men (mean age 39...
June 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378234/core-curriculum-case-illustration-stieda-fracture-avulsion-fracture-of-the-medial-femoral-condyle
#16
Shaimaa Abdelhassib Fadl, Jeffrey D Robinson
This is the 30th installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at: http://www.erad.org/page/CCIP_TOC . A Stieda fracture is an avulsion injury from the medial femoral condyle of the origin of the medial collateral ligament...
February 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338589/managing-hip-fracture-and-lower-limb-surgery-in-the-emergency-setting-potential-role-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#17
REVIEW
William Fisher
Trauma, immobilization, and subsequent surgery of the hip and lower limb are associated with a high risk of developing venous thrombo-embolism (VTE). Individuals undergoing hip fracture surgery (HFS) have the highest rates of VTE among orthopedic surgery and trauma patients. The risk of VTE depends on the type and location of the lower limb injury. Current international guidelines recommend routine pharmacological thromboprophylaxis based on treatment with heparins, fondaparinux, dose-adjusted vitamin K antagonists and acetylsalicylic acid for patients undergoing emergency HFS; however, not all guidelines recommend pharmacological prophylaxis for patients with lower limb injuries...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164055/proximal-tibial-epiphysis-injury-flexion-type-salter-harris-type-1
#18
Pratik Israni, Mangesh Panat
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the proximal tibial epiphysis rare. It has been estimated that fractures of the upper tibial epiphysis account for 0.5-3.1% of all epiphyseal injuries. Who had no neurovascular deficit, with fixed extension deformity at the left knee was treated early with closed reduction techniques. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 16-year-old boy who while playing cricket on the road was hit by a car. The patient presented in emergency room with extremely swollen knee and soft tissue swelling (hemarthrosis), he was unable to lift his leg actively due to severe pain because of hamstrings spasm, and he had no wound over his left knee and had no other associated injuries...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018086/leukocyte-poor-platelet-rich-plasma-to-treat-degenerative-meniscal-tear-a-case-report
#19
J P Betancourt, W D Murrell
A traumatic and/or degenerative meniscus lesion is thought to be a clinical manifestation of early-onset osteoarthritis (OA), which is a chronic progressive condition that can cause substantial pain and disability. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an emerging treatment option that has been reported to improve healing. Here, we present a case of a 29-year-old woman, with left anterior and medial knee pain, without history of trauma or injury. The patient was managed with leukocyte-poor PRP injections derived from her peripheral blood with high concentrations of platelets, platelet-derived growth factors, and bioactive proteins, with a total follow-up of 30 months...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706275/diagnosis-and-management-of-meniscal-injury
#20
Jacob Babu, Robert M Shalvoy, Steve B Behrens
Meniscal injury is a common cause for presentation to the emergency department or primary care physician's office. Meniscal injuries can be the result of a forceful, twisting event in a young athlete's knee or it can insidiously present in the older patient. Many patients with meniscal pathology appropriately undergo conservative management with a primary care physician while some may need referral to an orthopedist for operative intervention. Arthroscopic surgery to address the menisci is the most frequently performed procedure on the knee and one of the most regularly performed surgeries in orthopedic surgery...
October 4, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
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