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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763252/charcot-foot-clinical-clues-diagnostic-strategies-and-treatment-principles
#1
Valerie S Marmolejo, Jonathan F Arnold, Mario Ponticello, Charles A Anderson
Acute Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle is often difficult to diagnose because of limited findings in the patient history, physical examination, imaging, and laboratory studies. Delay in treatment results in the development of rigid foot and ankle deformities, increasing the risk of ulceration, infection, and major lower extremity amputation. Acute Charcot neuroarthropathy should be suspected in any patient 40 years or older with obesity and peripheral neuropathy who presents with an acutely swollen foot following minimal or no recalled trauma and who reports minimal to no pain, particularly if radiography and laboratory markers of infection are normal...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746363/lower-extremity-fractures-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients-following-road-traffic-accidents
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Shay Tenenbaum, Jason T Bariteau, Ofir Chechik, Adi Givon, Kobi Peleg, Ran Thein
Lower extremity fractures (LEFs) caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs) can result in significant morbidity and account for a substantial part of nonfatal injuries requiring hospitalization. This study investigated the epidemiology of RTA-associated LEFs in the pediatric population. Based on the National Trauma Registry, data of 28,924 RTA hospitalized pediatric patients were reviewed. Data were analyzed according to LEF mechanism of injury, age distribution, fracture types, associated injuries, surgical treatment, and their interrelations...
May 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738399/cost-determinants-in-the-90-day-management-of-isolated-ankle-fractures-at-a-large-urban-academic-hospital
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Matthew Varacallo, Patrick Mattern, Jonathan Acosta, Nader Toossi, Kevin Denehy, Susan Harding
OBJECTIVES: To determine the independent risk factors associated with increasing costs and unplanned hospital readmissions in the 90-day episode of care (EOC) for isolated operative ankle fractures at our institution. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: Level I Trauma Center PATIENTS:: Two hundred ninety-nine patients undergoing open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) for the treatment of an acute, isolated ankle fracture between 2010 and 2015. INTERVENTION: none MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Independent risk factors for increasing 90-day EOC costs and unplanned hospital readmission rates...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696322/-minimally-invasive-cheilectomy
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REVIEW
M Walther, P Chomej, S Kriegelstein, S Altenberger, A Röser
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of hallux rigidus by minimally invasive resection of the dorsal osteophytes, synovectomy and resection of the dorsal part of the metatarsal head. INDICATIONS: Hallux rigidus grades II and III CONTRAINDICATIONS: End-stage osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with beginning ankylosis. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Osteophytes around the metatarsophalangeal joint are removed using a 1 cm incision dorsomedial, approximately 3 cm proximal of the joint space...
April 25, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696318/microfracture-provides-better-clinical-results-than-debridement-in-the-treatment-of-acute-talar-osteochondral-lesions-using-arthroscopic-assisted-fixation-of-acute-ankle-fractures
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Altuğ Duramaz, Emre Baca
PURPOSE: Ankle arthroscopy is a useful tool for detection and treatment of accompanying intraarticular pathologies in acute ankle fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare the treatment results of talus osteochondral lesions (OLT) with debridement and microfracture in arthroscopy assisted surgery of acute ankle fractures. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients who were treated with arthroscopic acute debridement and 14 consecutive patients who were treated with arthroscopic acute microfracture in the treatment of ankle fracture were included in the study...
April 25, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682618/multidisciplinary-approach-to-improve-the-quality-of-below-knee-plaster-casting
#6
John Teudar Williams, Marta Kedrzycki, Yathish Shenava
Problem: In our trauma unit, we noted a high rate of incorrectly applied below-knee casts for ankle fractures, in some cases requiring reapplication. This caused significant discomfort and inconvenience for patients and additional burden on plaster-room services. Our aim was to improve the quality of plaster casts and reduce the proportion that needed to be reapplied. Methods: Our criteria for plaster cast quality were based on the British Orthopaedic Association Casting Standards (2015) and included neutral (plantargrade) ankle position, adequacy of fracture reduction and rate of cast reapplication...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673398/assessment-of-orthotic-needs-in-iranian-veterans-with-ankle-and-foot-disorders
#7
Kamiar Ghoseiri, Mostafa Allami, Mohammad Reza Soroush
BACKGROUND: War-related traumas can lead to orthopedic and neurological disorders in victims. However, the scope of such disorders may expand months or even years after the trauma. Orthotic treatment as a rehabilitation process aims to enable people with disabilities to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological, and social functional levels. This study aimed to investigate the rate of using orthoses among Iranian veterans with neuromuscular and skeletal disorders of the ankle and foot...
April 20, 2018: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672895/intrasheath-instability-of-the-peroneal-tendons-dynamic-ultrasound-imaging
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REVIEW
Ferdinando Draghi, Chandra Bortolotto, Anna Guja Draghi, Salvatore Gitto
Peroneal intrasheath instability is a painful snapping condition of the lateral ankle. It consists of a transient retromalleolar subluxation of the peroneal tendons without disruption of the superior peroneal retinaculum or evidence of a previous definite trauma. In type A intrasheath instability, the peroneus longus and brevis tendons are intact, and there is an intertendinous intrasheath switch. In type B intrasheath instability, the peroneus brevis tendon has a longitudinal split tear through which the peroneus longus subluxates...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628697/seasonal-variation-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients-an-experience-from-central-india
#9
Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tanveer Sheikh, Ravikant Jain
Objectives: This study aims to determine the various epidemiological factors responsible for orthopedic trauma cases: how do weather patterns, month, season and public working schedule influence the daily frequency of orthopedic trauma. Material and methods: This was a descriptive study performed in the Department of Orthopedics at a tertiary care centre in central India Participants: 7980 trauma cases reported in our study period. Study variables: Demographic characteristics of the cases, time, day, the month of injury and type of trauma and cause of trauma...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607720/a-practical-safe-zone-technique-for-lag-screw-fixation-of-the-fibula
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A R Kaye, W Marlow, G Williams, A P Molloy, L W Mason
Introduction During ankle fracture fixation, iatrogenic trauma to retro fibula structures can result in morbidity and reoperation. We describe a safe zone for lag screw insertion. Materials and methods This study was completed in three sections. We identified the average entry and exit points for the lag screw using 45 Weber B ankle fractures identified from our trauma database. We then analysed 26 sequentially presented ankle magnetic resonance images, concentrating on axial sections at 4, 8, 12 and 16 mm above the ankle joint...
May 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602782/kite-surfing-epidemiology-of-trauma
#11
Lisa Dunne, Evelyn Murphy, Peter Hugh Dawson, Michael Leonard
Kite surfing has become an increasingly popular recreational activity worldwide. Thrill seekers can span the water at high speeds and reach great heights risking injury and death. We report the case of a young kite surfer who sustained a fracture dislocation of the right acetabulum that required specialised surgical management. We present this case with a review of the literature outlining the incidence of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the kitesurfing community. Overall, there is a low incidence of pelvic fractures in comparison with other orthopaedic traumas reported among kite surfers, and the most commonly injured sites are the foot and ankle...
March 29, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580095/minimal-invasive-fixation-can-decrease-infection-rates-in-diabetic-and-obese-patients-with-severe-ankle-fracture-and-syndesmotic-injury
#12
Nabil A Ebraheim, Matthew Dailey, Scott Huff, Yihuai Qu, Erik White, Jiayong Liu
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures involving syndesmosis disruption cause severely unstable joint conditions. Traditional invasive operations put certain patient groups at an increased risk of infection. There is limited literature discussing the outcomes of minimally invasive fixation of severe ankle fractures including syndesmotic injury, as clinicians may be tempted to treat these difficult cases with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted on patients treated at a level one trauma center...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578418/-transosseous-osteosynthesis-of-lower-extremities-bones-fractures-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-in-the-treatment-period
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A Dyusupov, A Dyusupov, E Manarbekov, A Bukatov, A Serikbaev
The aim of the study is a comparative analysis of the quality of life in the treatment of fractures of the bones of the lower extremities of various localizations using transosseous and submerged osteosynthesis. We examined 397 patients with injuries of the lower segment of the lower extremity (patellar fractures - 81, multiple bones fractures of the tibia - 84 and fractures of the ankles, accompanied by a dislocation of the foot - 232). Patients were distributed in the subgroups depending on the treatment...
February 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559908/allogenic-adipose-derived-stem-cells-transplantation-improved-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-rats-autologous-nerve-graft-model
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Ruslan Masgutov, Galina Masgutova, Liliya Mukhametova, Ekaterina Garanina, Svetlana S Arkhipova, Elena Zakirova, Yana O Mukhamedshina, Zhuravleva Margarita, Zarema Gilazieva, Valeriia Syromiatnikova, Adelya Mullakhmetova, Gulnaz Kadyrova, Mariya Nigmetzyanova, Sergeev Mikhail, Pankov Igor, Ramil Yagudin, Albert Rizvanov
We examined the effect of transplantation of allogenic adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) with properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on posttraumatic sciatic nerve regeneration in rats. We suggested an approach to rat sciatic nerve reconstruction using the nerve from the other leg as a graft. The comparison was that of a critical 10 mm nerve defect repaired by means of autologous nerve grafting versus an identical lesion on the contralateral side. In this experimental model, the same animal acts simultaneously as a test model, and control...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517704/injury-of-leg-somatotopy-of-corticospinal-tract-at-corona-radiata-by-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-a-case-report
#15
Sung Ho Jang, Younghyeon Kwon
RATIONALE: A 45-year-old right-handed female patient suffered head trauma after being hit by a truck that ran into a house. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient lost consciousness for 1 hour and experienced posttraumatic amnesia for 1 month after the accident. DIAGNOSES: She underwent conservative management for a subdural hematoma in the left frontotemporal lobes and intracerebral hematoma in the left frontal lobe. INTERVENTIONS: The patient's Glasgow Coma Scale score was 11...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514819/diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention-of-ankle-sprains-update-of-an-evidence-based-clinical-guideline
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Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Alexander Hoorntje, Lauren M Wink, Brent F W van der Doelen, Michel P van den Bekerom, Rienk Dekker, C Niek van Dijk, Rover Krips, Masja C M Loogman, Milan L Ridderikhof, Frank F Smithuis, Sjoerd A S Stufkens, Evert A L M Verhagen, Rob A de Bie, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs
This guideline aimed to advance current understandings regarding the diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic interventions for ankle sprains by updating the existing guideline and incorporate new research. A secondary objective was to provide an update related to the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions and prevention strategies. It was posited that subsequent interaction of clinicians with this guideline could help reduce health impairments and patient burden associated with this prevalent musculoskeletal injury...
March 7, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503136/foot-and-ankle-osteoid-osteomas
#17
Volkan Gurkan, Ozgur Erdogan
Foot and ankle osteoid osteomas (OOs) are often cancellous or subperiosteal and rarely present with a periosteal reaction. Additionally, the large number of disorders included in the differential diagnosis and the nonspecific findings on radiographs complicate the diagnosis. We performed a manual search of the senior surgeon's hospitals' operating room records for the terms "benign bone tumor," "foot," "ankle," and "osteoid osteoma" from January 2003 until December 2014...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503135/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptomatic-venous-thromboembolic-events-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma-the-need-for-stratification-in-thromboprophylaxis
#18
Jose A Blanco, Gemma Slater, Jitendra Mangwani
The incidence of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events (deep vein thrombophlebitis [DVT] or pulmonary embolism [PE]) in foot and ankle trauma has been low, and the risk/benefit ratio associated with chemoprophylaxis is controversial. We compared the 90-day incidence of VTE events in 3 cohorts: group 1, tendo-Achillis (TA) ruptures managed with full weightbearing in a walker boot; group 2, ankle fractures immobilized non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast; and group 3, ankle fractures managed surgically, followed by non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498192/accuracy-of-digital-radiography-regional-scaling-factors-for-trauma
#19
David Drynan, Milford McArthur, Ashray Vohora, Darren Hinton, Grant Menegon, Matthew P R Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Surgical planning in trauma is essential for optimal patient care and best patient outcomes. Digital radiography has improved the availability, convenience and access to radiographs worldwide as used in every trauma centre in Australia. One shortcoming, however, is the variability in magnification error associated with different anatomic regions. Accurate assessment of radiographs is paramount to proper surgical planning. METHODS: A retrospective review of 513 post-operative trauma radiographs of implants at a single centre, collected from January 2015 to August 2016, was measured by the four individual investigators...
April 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494748/trends-in-medicare-reimbursement-for-orthopedic-procedures-2000-to-2016
#20
Adam E M Eltorai, Wesley M Durand, Jack M Haglin, Lee E Rubin, Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Alan H Daniels
Understanding trends in reimbursement is critical to the financial sustainability of orthopedic practices. Little research has examined physician fee trends over time for orthopedic procedures. This study evaluated trends in Medicare reimbursements for orthopedic surgical procedures. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was examined for Current Procedural Terminology code values for the most common orthopedic and nonorthopedic procedures between 2000 and 2016. Prices were adjusted for inflation to 2016-dollar values...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
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