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Ankle trauma

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)
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
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
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...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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...
March 1, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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
Mathilde Baumann, Claus Munk Jensen, Niels Andresen
Talus fractures are rare but often associated with complications and significant post-traumatic patient morbidity. They frequently occur at high-energy traumas such as traffic accidents. This is a case report of a young woman who after a fall from a roof, presented in an emergency department with a dislocated ankle which was initially misdiagnosed as a bimalleolar fracture and attempted repositioned as such before X-ray. Dislocated talus fractures, however, need urgent anatomic reduction after diagnostic imaging and often subsequent and acute osteosynthesis...
February 19, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Justin J Fleming
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April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Thomas J Chang
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April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Graham A Hamilton, Matthew D Doyle, Francesca M Castellucci-Garza
The indications for arthroscopy have expanded over the years. Arthroscopic-assisted open reduction internal fixation in the setting of acute trauma is gaining popularity with foot and ankle surgeons. It serves to facilitate direct visualization of fracture fragments and allows for precise articular reduction with minimal soft tissue insult. Current evidence reports a high incidence of chondral injury with ankle fractures. Arthroscopy performed at the time of open reduction internal fixation allows for joint inspection and potential treatment of these posttraumatic defects...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
S Coyle, S Kinsella, B Lenehan, J M Queally
BACKGROUND: As healthcare systems come under ever-increasing pressure to provide more care with fewer resources, emphasis is being placed on value-based systems that maximise quality and minimize cost. The aim of this study was to determine which interventions in fracture care have been demonstrated to be cost effective. METHODS: A systemic review of cost-utility studies on the management of fractures from 1976 to 2015 was carried out using a search of the Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Registry, National Health Service Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and MEDLINE...
January 31, 2018: Injury
Natalie Hellman, Bethany L Kuhn, Edward W Lannon, Michael F Payne, Cassandra A Sturycz, Shreela Palit, Joanna O Shadlow, Jamie L Rhudy
OBJECTIVE: Sexual assault (SA) is associated with an increased risk for chronic pain and affective distress. Given that emotional processes modulate pain (e.g., negative emotions enhance pain, positive emotions inhibit pain), increased pain risk in SA survivors could stem from a disruption of emotional modulation processes. METHODS: A well-validated affective picture-viewing paradigm was used to study emotional modulation of pain in 33 healthy, pain-free SA survivors and a control group of 33 healthy, pain-free individuals with no reported history of SA (matched on age, sex, race, and number of non-SA traumas)...
February 9, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
Zhong-Yu Hao, Ping Pei, Lin Liu, Yu-Xin Song
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical outcomes of retrograde interlocked intramedullary nailing with tibia bone graft fusion in treating end-stage ankle arthritis. METHODS: From November 2014 to April 2016, 22 patients with end-stage ankle arthritis were treated with retrograde interlocked intramedullary nailing with tibia bone graft fusion, including 9 males and 13 females aged from 30 to 65 years old with an average of 48.5 years old. Seven patients had obvious varus deformity, and other 15 patients' appearance were normal...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Rasmus Elsoe, Svend E Ostgaard, Peter Larsen
BACKGROUND: The purpose was to provide up-to-date information concerning the incidence of ankle fractures in a large and complete population including all age groups, spanning a decade, and report the distribution of fractures, trauma mechanism and patient baseline demographics. METHODS: Population-based epidemiological study of all patients treated for an ankle fracture in a 10-year period from 2005 to 2014. RESULTS: A total of 9767 patients with ankle fractures were treated between 2005 and 2014...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Ben A Hickey, Ultan Watson, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to determine the evidence for thromboprophylaxis for prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults with foot or ankle trauma treated with below knee cast or splint. Our secondary aim was to report major bleeding events. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched for randomized controlled trials from inception to 1st June 2015. RESULTS: Seven studies were included. All focused on low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Lesley Armstrong, John Jackson, Andrew Riddick
BACKGROUND: Gustilo-Anderson grade 3B open ankle fracture-dislocations requiring stable fixation and soft tissue coverage are increasingly common in frail populations. METHODS: We identified all patients with open ankle fracture-dislocations treated with a tibiotalocalcaneal nail and soft tissue coverage over a five-year period. We retrospectively recorded pre-morbid status, fracture and soft tissue injury pattern, surgical details, post-operative mobility, length of hospital stay, complication and re-operation rate and survival...
April 13, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Sanjit Reddy Konda, Abraham Michael Goch, Jack Haglin, Kenneth Andrew Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical and hospital quality outcomes of patients receiving the previously reported Reduced Effective Dose Using Computed Tomography In Orthopaedic iNjury (REDUCTION) imaging protocol. DESIGN: Retrospective Chart review SETTING:: Level I Trauma Center and affiliated Tertiary Care Hospital CenterPatients/Participants: fifty patients who received this protocol for acute traumatic fracture evaluation and met inclusion criteria were compared to a cohort of fifty patients matched for age and fracture type who previously received conventional CT scanning for acute traumatic fracture evaluation...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Ashley E Levack, Stephen J Warner, Elizabeth B Gausden, David L Helfet, Dean G Lorich
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of posterior bony versus ligamentous injury pattern on functional outcomes in operatively treated rotational ankle fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective cohort analysis of prospective registry SETTING:: Academic level I trauma center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: Operatively treated supination external rotation (SER) IV and pronation external rotation (PER) IV ankle fractures INTERVENTION:: Lateral malleolus plate fixation with either posterior malleolus (PM) plate fixation or posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL) repair MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Foot and ankle outcome scores (FAOS) at minimum 12 months post-operatively RESULTS:: 178 fractures were treated with injury-specific anatomic fixation of a PM fracture (n=122) or torn PITFL (n=56)...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Peiji Wang, Man-Yi Cui, Jiaju Zhao, Jun Lv
RATIONALE: Serious external ankle injuries caused by high-energy trauma are often associated not only with bone defect but also with a loss of skin and soft tissue that seriously affects ankle function. Therefore, it is particularly important to reconstruct the external ankle. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 64-year-old man with destructive injury of both lower extremities due to a machine accident. His left ankle and heel bone, along with the soft tissue, were torn off, and the peripheral blood supply and sensation to the toes of the left foot were lost concerns...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Siem A Dingemans, Merel F N Birnie, Manouk Backes, Vincent M de Jong, Jan S Luitse, J Carel Goslings, Tim Schepers
PURPOSE: Infectious complications following lower extremity fracture surgery are a major concern and account for a substantial socio-economic burden to society. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a new portable single-use negative pressure wound therapy device in patients undergoing major foot ankle surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing major foot ankle fracture surgery at a single level 1 trauma centre were eligible for this prospective case series...
January 29, 2018: International Orthopaedics
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