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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928920/closed-posterior-ankle-dislocation-without-associated-fractures-a-case-report
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Islam Mubark, Shahed Anwar, Keith Hayward
Ankle dislocation without associated fractures, also known as pure ankle dislocation is a rare injury. It is usually the result of high energy trauma. It could be a combination of predisposing anatomical factors plus certain ankle position at time of injury that produce this peculiar injury. In most cases it is managed conservatively with urgent reduction, 6-9 weeks of immobilization followed with intense physiotherapy. The outcome after these injuries is generally good where most of the patients in reported cases managed to return to the preinjury level of activity...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895442/an-alternate-technique-of-applying-lag-screw-for-fixation-of-distal-fibula-fracture-posterior-to-anterior-interfragmentary-compression-screw
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Suganth Jayaraman Vijimohan, Syed Haque, David Ellis
Ankle fractures are one of the most common lower limb fractures, representing a significant portion of the trauma workload. Marked proportion of these is isolated intraarticular lateral malleolus fractures. Anatomical reduction and rigid internal fixation using lag screw (interfragmentary screw) to provide interfragmentary compression has remained the choice of treatment in selected lateral malleolus fractures. Applying interfragmentary compression screw from anterior to the posterior surface of the fibula has been the traditional method of performing this...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888229/changes-in-ankle-joint-motion-after-supramalleolar-osteotomy-a-cadaveric-model
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Hak Jun Kim, Eui Dong Yeo, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon-Hyuck Lee, Yeon Soo Lee, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: Malalignment of the ankle joint has been found after trauma, by neurological disorders, genetic predisposition and other unidentified factors, and results in asymmetrical joint loading. For a medial open wedge supramalleolar osteotomy(SMO), there are some debates as to whether concurrent fibular osteotomy should be performed. We assessed the changes in motion of ankle joint and plantar pressure after supramalleolar osteotomy without fibular osteotomy. METHODS: Ten lower leg specimens below the knee were prepared from fresh-frozen human cadavers...
September 9, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887260/the-use-of-smart-phone-thermal-imaging-for-assessment-of-peripheral-perfusion-in-vascular-patients
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Gabriel A Wallace, Niten Singh, Elina Quiroga, Nam T Tran
BACKGROUND: Ankle brachial index (ABI) is a reliable method to evaluate extremity perfusion but can be prohibitive to obtain secondary to patient discomfort or extremity trauma. This study investigates smart phone based forward looking infrared imaging (FLIR) to assess peripheral perfusion using thermal ABI (tABI). METHODS: ABI's were measured by a certified vascular laboratory. Thermographs of each extremity (hands/feet) were obtained and maximum surface temperature recorded...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882380/differences-between-orthopaedic-evaluation-and-radiological-reports-of-conventional-radiographs-in-patients-with-minor-trauma-admitted-to-the-emergency-department
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Michele Catapano, Domenico Albano, Grazia Pozzi, Riccardo Accetta, Sergio Memoria, Fabrizio Pregliasco, Carmelo Messina, Luca Maria Sconfienza
INTRODUCTION: During night and on weekends, in our emergency department there is no radiologist on duty or on call: thus, X-ray examinations (XR) are evaluated by the orthopaedic surgeon on duty and reported the following morning/monday by radiologists. The aim of our study was to examine the discrepancy rate between orthopaedists and radiologists in the interpretation of imaging examinations performed on patients in our tertiary level orthopaedic institution and the consequences of delayed diagnosis in terms of patient management and therapeutic strategy...
September 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877594/a-medial-malleolar-fleck-sign-may-predict-ankle-instability-in-ligamentous-supination-external-rotation-ankle-fractures
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Kenneth Nwosu, Brian Andrew Schneiderman, Stephen Joseph Shymon, Thomas Harris
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint stability dictates treatment in ligamentous supination external rotation ankle injuries (LSERAI). Investigation of the medial structures that support the ankle mortise is critical, and a small avulsion fracture, or "fleck", of the medial malleolus is occasionally encountered. This study aimed to assess the utility of this medial malleolus fleck sign (MMFS) in diagnosing instability requiring surgery in LSERAI. METHODS: This retrospective observational study examined 166 LSERAI at a single level I trauma center...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876275/outcomes-after-severe-distal-tibia-ankle-and-or-foot-trauma-comparisons-of-limb-salvage-versus-transtibial-amputation-outlet-erratum
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September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865588/the-effect-of-active-toe-movement-atom-on-calf-pump-function-and-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-acute-foot-and-ankle-trauma-treated-with-cast-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Ben A Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera
BACKGROUND: Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function. METHODS: Patients aged 18-60 years with acute foot and ankle trauma requiring below knee non weight bearing cast were randomized to intervention (regular active toe movement) or control groups (n=100)...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854920/fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-around-large-joints-clinical-characteristics-and-literature-review
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Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shun Suzawa, Kenta Watanabe, Masahiko Kanamori, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a benign tumor arising from the synovium of the tendon sheath that occurs mostly around small joints such as the fingers, hands, and wrist. However, FTS rarely arises around a large joint (knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle) with intra-articular or extra-articular involvement. The clinical characteristics of FTS arising around a large joint are unclear. An additional 3 cases of FTS arising around a large joint are presented. Furthermore, the published cases and the present cases are reviewed with respect to their clinical characteristics and imaging and histopathology findings...
August 30, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834822/a-prospective-randomized-study-on-operative-treatment-for-simple-distal-tibial-fractures-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-versus-minimal-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation
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Ji Wan Kim, Hyunuk Kim, Chang-Wug Oh, Joon-Woo Kim, Ki Chul Park
OBJECTIVES: To compare the radiological and clinical results of minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) and minimal open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for simple distal tibial fractures. DESIGN: Randomized prospective study. SETTING: Three level 1 trauma centers. PATIENTS: Fifty-eight patients with simple and distal tibial fractures were randomized into a MIPO group (treatment with MIPO; n=29) or a minimal group (treatment with minimal ORIF; n=29)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826785/an-incidental-finding-of-a-talonavicular-and-talocalcaneal-joint-coalition-after-a-tibial-pilon-fracture-a-case-report
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Heidi M Godoy, Mark J Micciche
It has been proposed that patients with talocalcaneal and talonavicular coalitions have decreased ankle joint range of motion. It has also been reported that rotational forces regularly absorbed by the talocalcaneal joint are transferred to the ankle joint in patients with coalitions, increasing the stress on the ankle joint after trauma. To the best of our knowledge, only 1 reported study has detailed the increased stress placed on the ankle joint secondary to a coalition. We present a case study of a 53-year-old female who experienced a traumatic fall and subsequent right ankle fracture...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819592/insufficiency-fractures-of-the-distal-tibia-and-fibula-following-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-case-report
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Ryu Kojima, Toshiki Miura, Eisei Fukatani
INTRODUCTION: Although periprosthetic fractures of the femur have been well documented, insufficiency fractures following total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been rarely described. We report a case of an insufficiency fracture in the distal tibia and fibula that occurred after THA. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old woman presented with severe pain in the bilateral hip joints and was diagnosed with end-stage osteoarthritis. She underwent THA on the right side. Although the postoperative course was uneventful, she suddenly experienced severe pain and swelling in the right leg without any history of trauma 22 weeks after the surgery...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814102/minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-using-locking-plates-for-ao-43-type-fractures-lessons-learnt-from-a-prospective-study
#14
Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Ravi Kant Jain, Shravan Patidar, Vivek Kiyawat
INTRODUCTION: Managing fractures of distal tibia is still a subject of debate for orthopaedic surgeons in terms of both, reduction and fixation. Subcutaneous location and soft tissue anatomy predisposes it to angular and rotational instability as well as other bony and soft tissue complexities. Minimally invasive plating offers many advantages over conventional open techniques. It causes minimal soft tissue dissection and surgical trauma to the bone. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis(MIPO) maintains biological configuration of distal tibia and fracture hematoma and also provides a construct, which is biomechanically more stable...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801390/the-benefits-of-hardware-removal-in-patients-with-pain-or-discomfort-after-fracture-healing-of-the-ankle-a-systematic-review-protocol
#15
Alexandra Thune, Mårten Hagelberg, Hans Nåsell, Olof Sköldenberg
INTRODUCTION: For any orthopaedic surgeon working with trauma; ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries treated. The treatment of ankle fractures can be conservative, using external fixation, but more commonly the fractures are treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Residual pain and discomfort are common in patients after surgical treatment of fractures of the ankle. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the pain or discomfort is due to the implants left in situ or the primary injury itself...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780886/reliability-of-unipodal-and-bipodal-counter-movement-jump-landings-in-a-recreational-male-population
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Cédric Schwartz, Bénédicte Forthomme, Julien Paulus, Jean-François Kaux, Olivier Brüls, Vincent Denoël, Jean-Louis Croisier
Movement patterns during landing have been suggested to be related to injury risk. The purpose of this study was to determine the inter-session reliability of kinematic variables and ground reaction forces during landing in a population of male recreational athletes after a counter movement jump. Both unipodal and bipodal landings were evaluated. Furthermore, the possibility to improve landing reliability with a verbal instruction was also studied. Twenty-four male volunteers with no history of lower extremity trauma were randomly assigned to two groups (with and without verbal landing instruction)...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766080/trajectories-in-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-a-fracture-of-the-distal-radius-or-ankle-using-latent-class-analysis
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M A C Van Son, J De Vries, W Zijlstra, J A Roukema, T Gosens, M H J Verhofstad, B L Den Oudsten
PURPOSE: This prospective study aimed to identify the different trajectories of quality of life (QOL) in patients with distal radius fractures (DRF) and ankle fractures (AF). Secondly, it was examined if subgroups could be characterized by sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological variables. METHODS: Patients (n = 543) completed the World Health Organization Quality of Life assessment instrument-Bref (WHOQOL-Bref), the pain, coping, and cognitions questionnaire, NEO-five factor inventory (neuroticism and extraversion), and the state-trait anxiety inventory (short version) a few days after fracture (i...
August 1, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764972/diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-decision-rules-to-exclude-fractures-in-acute-ankle-injuries-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ingrid Barelds, Wim P Krijnen, Johannes P van de Leur, Cees P van der Schans, Robert J Goddard
BACKGROUND: Ankle decision rules are developed to expedite patient care and reduce the number of radiographs of the ankle and foot. Currently, only three systematic reviews have been conducted on the accuracy of the Ottawa Ankle and Foot Rules (OAFR) in adults and children. However, no systematic review has been performed to determine the most accurate ankle decision rule. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine which clinical decision rules are the most accurate for excluding ankle fracture after acute ankle trauma...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761701/high-prevalence-of-self-reported-injuries-and-illnesses-in-talented-female-athletes
#19
A Richardson, B Clarsen, E A L M Verhagen, J H Stubbe
BACKGROUND: A thorough knowledge of the epidemiology and severity of injuries and illness in youth female elite sports is lacking due to the methodological challenges involved in recording them. In this study, the prevalence and incidence of injuries and illness are assessed among youth female elite athletes. Instead of solely focusing on time-loss injuries, our study included all substantial and non-substantial health problems (ie, injuries, mental problems and illnesses). METHODS: Sixty young elite Dutch female athletes (age: 16...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761698/sports-injuries-and-illnesses-in-first-year-physical-education-teacher-education-students
#20
Anne-Marie van Beijsterveldt, Angelo Richardson, Benjamin Clarsen, Janine Stubbe
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to investigate the magnitude and characteristics of injuries and illnesses in Dutch physical education teacher education (PETE) students. METHODS: During the first 21 weeks of the academic year, 245 first-year students registered their health problems online using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC) Questionnaire on Health Problems. RESULTS: A total of 276 injuries, 140 illnesses and 69 unclassified health problems were reported...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
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