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C Löffler, H Sattler, U Löffler, B K Krämer, R Bergner
OBJECTIVE: In distinguishing urate arthritis (UA) from non-crystal-related arthritides, joint sonography including the detection of the double contour sign (DCS) and hypervascularization using power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) is an important step in the diagnostic process. But are these sonographic features equally reliable in every accessible joint under real-life conditions? METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 362 patients with acute arthritis and evaluated the DCS and the degree of PDUS hypervascularization in patients with gout and in those with arthritis other than urate arthritis (non-UA)...
March 13, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Guan-Yi Liu, Ling-Yong Jing, Zhi-Jun Pan, Long-Jun Chen, Ming Li, Jian-Xiang Feng, Wei-Hu Ma
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical outcomes of internal fixation or replacement for the treatment of radial head fractures through the extensor digitorum communis splitting approach. METHODS: From July 2012 to May 2015, 25 patients with radial head fractures were reviewed. There were 17 males and 8 females, ranging in age from 20 to 67 years old, with a mean age of 39 years old. Twenty-one patients were treated with reconstruction of plate internal fixation, and 4 patients were treated with radial head replacement...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jingfeng Zhang, Junli Wang, Xiongwei Mao, Zhengang Li
RATIONALE: Synovial cysts are well known in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and most common in the popliteal fossa. They may produce lots of local symptoms and complaints, which may present initially as an unrelated clinical condition. Few studies have reported multiple extra-articular synovial cysts (MESCs) in the RA patients. Early diagnosis is crucial for patient treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old man without any special clinical histories found a soya bean size bump at the left elbow medially, then multiple lumps were found at bilateral elbows and gradually increasing...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alexander Klug, Yves Gramlich, Johannes Buckup, Uwe Schweigkofler, Reinhard Hoffmann, Kay Schmidt-Horlohé
PURPOSE: To date, there has been no study investigating the epidemiology and the changes over time, especially regarding indications, in total elbow replacement in Germany. METHODS: Using German procedure classification system (OPS) codes as well as the associated ICD codes, a retrospective analysis from 2005 to 2014 of the data provided by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany was performed. Total elbow arthroplasties (TEAs) were evaluated for admitting diagnoses, sex, and age of patient and distribution of constraint versus unconstraint prostheses...
February 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Michio Minami, Makoto Kondo, Yasuhiko Nishio, Koji Suzuki, Sadatoshi Kato, Sumito Kawamura, Hiroyuki Kato, Akio Minami
BACKGROUND: Total Elbow Arthroplasty (TEA) for the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been popularized since 1980s. The outcomes of TEA using any type of implant design for RA has been satisfactory. On the other hand, many orthopedicians experience several postoperative complications. Among them, postoperative infection has still being the most troublesome and difficult to treat. This study is to clarify the causes of postoperative infection of TEA using Kudo's prosthesis for RA and discuss how to manage and prevent infection...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Amir R Kachooei, Nicole A M Heesakkers, Andras Heijink, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Few studies have discussed the short-term results of radiocapitellar (RC) prosthetic arthroplasty (PA). In this study, we assessed the short-term to midterm functional and radiographic results of elbows after RC PA. Our secondary aim was to assess the survival of the RC PA. METHODS: We included 19 elbows in 18 patients with a mean follow-up of 35 months (range, 12-88 months). Patients were examined for instability and range of motion and were assessed using Mayo Elbow Performance Index and Oxford Elbow Score at any subsequent visits...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Saliha Yilmaz, Dilek Uludağ Alkaya, Özgür Kasapçopur, Kenan Barut, Ekin S Akdemir, Cemre Celen, Mark W Youngblood, Katsuhito Yasuno, Kaya Bilguvar, Murat Günel, Beyhan Tüysüz
BACKGROUND: The camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome (CACP) is a rare autosomal recessive condition characterized by camptodactyly, noninflammatory arthropathy, coxa vara, and pericarditis. CACP is caused by mutations in the proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) gene, which encodes a lubricating glycoprotein present in the synovial fluid and at the surface of articular cartilage. METHODS: In the present study, we compared the clinical and molecular findings of CACP syndrome in 35 patients from 11 unrelated families...
February 4, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
Zhi Qin Li, Zhao Hui Zheng, Lin Xuan Pang, Jin Ding, Wang Lei Du, Xue Yi Li, Peng Zhao, Nan Leng, Zhen Biao Wu, Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular (IA) injections are an integral part of the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, there are few reports regarding the association between drug effectiveness and cost. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of various combinations of IA injections of betamethasone, hyaluronic acid (HA) or etanercept for oligoarthritis in RA. METHODS: Seventy RA patients were assigned to 4 groups according to the IA injection drug(s): betamethasone alone, betamethasone + etanercept, betamethasone + HA, or etanercept alone...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Suriya Luenam, Arkaphat Kosiyatrakul, Winai Jangsombatsiri, Nitikorn Pimpabootr, Torpon Vathana
PURPOSE: To report the midterm outcome of a novel reconstructive technique using a contoured iliac crest bone graft for partial radial head replacement in the treatment of complex elbow dislocation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2013, 10 patients (5 women, 5 men; mean age, 43.8 years; mean follow-up duration, 65.9 months) with complex elbow dislocation who underwent the partial radial head replacement with the contoured bone graft were included in the study...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kuo-Lung Lai, Der-Yuan Chen, Mei-Chin Wen, Yi-Ming Chen, Wei-Ting Hung, Yi-Hsin Chen, Hsin-Hua Chen
To clarify the nature of power Doppler (PD) signals in rheumatoid synovium and to establish the connection between PD signals and active inflammation using synovial histopathology. Ten adult patients (median age 57.0 years, 9 women and one man) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were enrolled and received ultrasound (US) examinations. US-guided synovial biopsies using core needle were performed in 7 knees, 2 wrists and one elbow. Each patient had one joint biopsied. In total, 11 synovial specimens were obtained for hematoxylin and eosin staining and histopathologic examinations...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Xiao Lian, Yun-Ji Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical effects of mini-locking plates for the treatment of Regan-Morrey type III fractures of ulnar coronoid process through an anterior approach of elbow joint. METHODS: A retrospective analysis on 12 patients with Regan-Morrey type III fractures of the ulnar coronoid process was performed from January 2011 to June 2014, who were treated with unini-locking plates through the anterior approach of elbow joint. There were 7 males and 5 females, ranging in age from 23 to 65 years old, averaged 43 years old...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Thuy Trang Pham, Stéphanie Delclaux, Sandrine Huguet, Matthieu Wargny, Nicolas Bonnevialle, Pierre Mansat
BACKGROUND: Total elbow arthroplasty is a therapeutic option for severe rheumatoid arthritis. We hypothesized that the semiconstrained characteristics of the Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis do not compromise the survival rate of the implant in a rheumatoid elbow. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2012, there were 54 Coonrad-Morrey total elbow prostheses performed for rheumatoid arthritis in 46 patients. Minimum follow-up was 2 years. There were 35 women and 11 men with a mean age of 60 years (29-83 years)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Amir R Kachooei, David Ring
Background: To study if patients that have a second radiograph 2 or more years after nonoperative treatment of an isolated radial head fracture have radiocapitellar osteoarthritis (RC OA). Methods: We used the database of 3 academic hospitals in one health system from 1988 to 2013 to find patients with isolated radial head fractures (no associated ligament injury or fracture) that had a second elbow radiograph after more than 2 years from the initial injury. Of 887 patients with isolated radial head fractures, 54 (6%) had an accessible second radiograph for reasons of a second injury (57%), pain (30%), or follow-up visit (13%)...
November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Khaled El-Hadidi, Sherif M Gamal, Sahar Saad
OBJECTIVES: To assess the inter-observer agreement of standard joint count between experienced Rheumatology professor (Prof) and young Rheumatology fellow (candidate), and to compare disease global assessment between professor, young candidate and patients. METHODS: This study included one hundred rheumatoid arthritis patients. For all patients independent clinical evaluation was done by two rheumatologists (professor and candidate) for detection of tenderness in 28 joints and swelling in 26 joints...
December 21, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
Chelsea E Minoughan, Adam P Schumaier, John L Fritch, Brian M Grawe
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Informative System Physical Function Upper Extremity Computer Adaptive Test (PROMIS PFUE CAT) measurement tool against the already validated American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder assessment form and the Simple Shoulder Test (SST) in patients with shoulder arthritis. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with the primary diagnosis of shoulder arthritis were asked to fill out the ASES, SST, and PROMIS PFUE CAT...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
M M Elzohairy
BACKGROUND: Pyomyositis PM is defined as a primary pyogenic infection of the striated skeletal muscle; although it has many dystrophic musculoskeletal complications, it is always misdiagnosed by many orthopedic surgeons. HYPOTHESIS: PM is rare in temperate climates and usually considered to be a tropical disease, until recent times, after globalization, it is possible to occur in the subtropical climate as in our country. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the present series, the results of 15 children patients with primary pyomyositis have been reviewed...
December 21, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Kuo Zhang, Yuan Xu, Shasha Ding, Shouhai Hong, Xue Zhao, Yi Guo
To explore the clinical acupoint selection rule of rheumatoid arthritis(RA) treated with acupuncture by literature analysis. The related articles were retrieved in 6 Chinese and English databases,including CNKI,VIP, WANFANG ,PubMed,Medline and Cochrane. We established a holistic acupoint database and a disease location acupoint database. The results show that there are 120 acupuncture prescriptions and 143 acupoints,with the highest frequency of Zusanli(ST 36). Local acupoints are mainly used for disease locations...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Quintin Liao, James George Shepherd, Sulman Hasnie
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) affecting the elbow joint is rarely reported in the developed world. We present the case of an 85-year-old Caucasian female who complained of a chronically discharging and painful wound across her left elbow during her admission for an ischaemic stroke. This was initially deemed to be either a bursitis or local manifestation of amyloid by her general practitioner and dermatologist respectively prior to admission. She was commenced on flucloxacillin by the medical team for presumed cellulitis with minimal response...
December 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Bradley L Young, Shawna L Watson, Jorge L Perez, Gerald McGwin, Jasvinder A Singh, Brent A Ponce
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed trends in large total joint arthroplasties (TJA) and in the proportion of these procedures performed on patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The US Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2012) was used to identify the incidences of total shoulder (TSA), elbow (TEA), knee (TKA), hip (THA), and ankle (TAA) arthroplasty and the proportion of these performed with coexisting RA. RESULTS: The prevalence of RA among patients with TJA increased 3...
February 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Stefano Lanni, E H Pieter van Dijkhuizen, Federica Vanoni, Stefania Viola, Francesca Magnaguagno, Gian Michele Magnano, Carlo Gandolfo, Angelo Ravelli, Clara Malattia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the capacity of ultrasound (US) to detect improvement of synovial abnormalities induced by treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Eighty-three joints (33 knees, 22 tibiotalar, 10 wrists, 9 elbows, 9 subtalar joints) of 33 patients with new-onset JIA were assessed by US at study entry and 6 months after a therapeutic intervention. Each joint was scored for grey-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) abnormalities according to a 4-point semiquantitative scale...
November 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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