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#1
David Gendelberg, William L Hennrikus
Most patients with untreated Lyme disease will experience joint symptoms. Owing to their resemblance in clinical presentation, Lyme arthritis and septic arthritis are often difficult to differentiate. However, their treatment is different. The elbow is rarely the first joint to present with symptoms. Therefore, Lyme disease is not commonly included in the differential diagnosis for children presenting with isolated elbow pain. The authors report 4 cases of monoarticular Lyme arthritis presenting in the elbow...
May 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742468/native-septic-arthritis-is-not-an-immediate-surgical-emergency
#2
Nicolas Lauper, Marie Davat, Ergys Gjika, Camillo Müller, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Pittet, Benjamin A Lipsky, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Acute native joint septic arthritis is generally considered a surgical emergency, requiring drainage within hours, including during night, weekend or holiday shifts. However, there are few data supporting the need for the disruption caused by this degree of urgency. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients seen in our medical center from 1997-2015 with culture-proven septic arthritis and noted the epidemiology of sequelae, and their possible association with a delay in surgical drainage...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709007/chikungunya-virus-infection-in-aruba-diagnosis-clinical-features-and-predictors-of-post-chikungunya-chronic-polyarthralgia
#3
Ralph Huits, Jaclyn De Kort, Riemsdijk Van Den Berg, Luis Chong, Achilleas Tsoumanis, Kaat Eggermont, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Kevin K Ariën, Jan Jacobs, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Emmanuel Bottieau, Lieselotte Cnops
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in Aruba for the first time in 2014. We studied the clinical presentation of acute CHIKV infection and the contribution of serologic and molecular assays to its diagnosis. In a cohort of confirmed CHIKV cases, we analysed the frequency, duration and predictors of post-chikungunya chronic polyarthralgia (pCHIK-CPA), defined as joint pains lasting longer than 6 weeks or longer than 1 year. METHODOLOGY: Patient sera obtained within 10 days of symptom onset were tested for CHIKV, using an indirect immunofluorescence test for the detection of CHIKV-specific Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and post-hoc, by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706737/a-rare-case-of-triceps-brachii-injury-after-electrocution
#4
Debora Lana, Luigi Tarallo, Fabio Catani
Injuries of the triceps brachii muscle are a rare entity and mostly concern its distal tendon. These represent the least common of all muscle and tendons injuries. The most common reported causes are repeated strong physical efforts, a fall on an outstretched forearm when a sudden deceleration is put on contract triceps, or a direct trauma. High-dosed and prolonged corticosteroid therapies, repeated local steroid injections, chronic renal failure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperparathyroidism, and osteogenesis imperfecta are reported as systemic causes...
April 2018: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703029/attrition-rupture-of-ulnar-nerve-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-elbow-arthritis-a-case-report
#5
Ayaka Kaneko, Yoichi Sugiyama, Nana Nagura, Kenji Goto, Yoshiyuki Iwase, Osamu Obayashi, Kiyohito Naito, Kazuo Kaneko
RATIONALE: Cubital tunnel syndrome has been recognized as a common pathology in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the elbow. We encountered a patient with RA of the elbow showing attrition rupture of the ulnar nerve. This pathology is extremely rare, and we discussed preventive measures for similar cases in the future based on our case. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old woman, received drug treatment for RA since 30 years earlier, had numbness in the left ulnar nerve territory, dorsal interossei muscle atrophy, and resulting claw hand...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696812/effects-of-aerobic-and-resistance-exercise-in-older-adults-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Elvira Lange, Daniel Kucharski, Sara Svedlund, Karin Svensson, Gunhild Bertholds, Inger Gjertsson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a person-centered, moderate-to-high intensity, aerobic and resistance exercise protocol on older adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), through a randomized controlled multi-center trial. METHODS: Older adults (65-75 years) with RA (n=74) were randomized to either a 20-week person-centered exercise intervention at a gym (n=36) or to home-based exercise of light intensity (n=38). Assessments were performed at baseline, at 20 weeks, and at 12 months...
April 26, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684943/the-diagnostic-implications-of-two-cases-of-known-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-the-cal-milano-cemetery-skeletal-collection
#7
Lucie Biehler-Gomez, Cristina Cattaneo
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common erosive arthropathy and is of particular interest to forensic sciences. However, its diagnosis on bones remains challenging. We examined two skeletons from the CAL Milano Cemetery Skeletal Collection diagnosed with the pathology during life, to test the validity of the diagnostic criteria on bones. The first showed typical lesions of RA described in the literature. The second exhibited secondary osteoarthrosis, suggesting long-standing RA. A differential diagnosis including all four seronegative spondyloarthropathies, erosive osteoarthritis, gout and neuropathic arthropathy was also considered...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668642/operative-treatment-of-terrible-triad-of-the-elbow-with-a-modified-pugh-standard-protocol-retrospective-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort
#8
Guanyi Liu, Weihu Ma, Ming Li, Jianxiang Feng, Rongming Xu, Zhijun Pan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of the surgical treatment of terrible triad injuries of the elbow using a modified standard surgical approach, and treatment determined by the mode and mechanism of injury, and intraoperative findings.The study was a retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort of patients presenting with terrible triad injuries of the elbow, who underwent surgical treatment between July 2009 and January 2014. All patients were treated surgically according to a modified Pugh standard protocol...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607728/pseudogout-a-rare-manifestation-of-hungry-bone-syndrome-after-focused-parathyroidectomy
#9
C H Tai, H B Oh, J E Seet, K Y Ngiam
Pseudogout, also known as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, is a rheumatological condition arising from accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in connective tissues. We present a case of a 56-year-old Bangladeshi woman who underwent focused right inferior parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism from a right inferior parathyroid adenoma. On the first post-operative day, she complained of left elbow painful swelling with redness and warmth. Arthrocentesis of left elbow was done due to suspicion of septic arthritis...
April 1, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589504/long-term-results-of-the-lateral-resurfacing-elbow-arthroplasty
#10
C E L Watkins, D W Elson, J W K Harrison, J Pooley
Aim The aim of this study was to report the long-term outcome and implant survival of the lateral resurfacing elbow (LRE) arthroplasty in the treatment of elbow arthritis. Patients and Methods We reviewed a consecutive series of 27 patients (30 elbows) who underwent LRE arthroplasty between December 2005 and January 2008. There were 15 women and 12 men, with a mean age of 61 years (25 to 82). The diagnosis was primary hypotrophic osteoarthritis (OA) in 12 patients (14 elbows), post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in five (five elbows) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in ten patients (11 elbows)...
March 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589493/lateral-condylar-fractures-of-the-humerus-in-children
#11
MULTICENTER STUDY
R Ganeshalingam, A Donnan, O Evans, M Hoq, M Camp, L Donnan
Aims Displaced fractures of the lateral condyle of the humerus are frequently managed surgically with the aim of avoiding nonunion, malunion, disturbances of growth and later arthritis. The ideal method of fixation is however not known, and treatment varies between surgeons and hospitals. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of two well-established forms of surgical treatment, Kirschner wire (K-wire) and screw fixation. Patients and Methods A retrospective cohort study of children who underwent surgical treatment for a fracture of the lateral condyle of the humerus between January 2005 and December 2014 at two centres was undertaken...
March 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575958/overall-benefits-provided-by-orthopedic-surgical-intervention-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Hajime Ishikawa, Asami Abe, Toshihisa Kojima, Masayo Kojima, Naoki Ishiguro, Yumi Nomura, Hiroshi Otani, Eriko Hasegawa, Daisuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Ito, Kiyoshi Nakazono, Akira Murasawa
OBJECTIVES: To clarify systemic effects of orthopedic surgical intervention in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study was performed in RA patients who were scheduled to have primary elective orthopedic surgeries. Assessments were performed at baseline, 6 and 12 months after surgery using J-HAQ, General Health, EQ-5D, BDI-II, DAS28-CRP(4) and CRP for all registered patients, DASH and grip power for patients with upper-extremity surgeries, TUG for patients with lower-extremity surgeries, and JSSF for patients with ankle and forefoot surgeries...
April 16, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573895/the-effect-of-dorsally-angulated-distal-radius-deformities-on-carpal-kinematics-an-in-vitro-biomechanical-study
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Clare E Padmore, Helen Stoesser, Masao Nishiwaki, Braden Gammon, G Daniel G Langohr, Emily A Lalone, James A Johnson, Graham J W King
PURPOSE: The purpose was to quantify the effect of distal radius dorsal angulation (DA) on carpal kinematics and the relative roles of the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints during wrist motion. METHODS: Six cadaveric specimens (69 ± 17 y) were mounted at 90° elbow flexion in a custom wrist motion simulator. The wrist was guided through planar passive flexion and extension motion trials (∼ 5°/s). A custom modular distal radius implant was used to simulate native alignment and 3 distal radius DA deformities (10°, 20°, 30°)...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557868/articular-contact-area-and-pressure-in-posteromedial-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow
#14
Enrico Bellato, James S Fitzsimmons, Youngbok Kim, Daniel R Bachman, Lawrence J Berglund, Alexander W Hooke, Shawn W O'Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Joint incongruity in posteromedial rotatory instability (PMRI) has been theorized to determine early articular degenerative changes. Our hypothesis was that the articular contact area and contact pressure differ significantly between an intact elbow and an elbow affected by PMRI. METHODS: Seven cadaveric elbows were tested under gravity varus stress using a custom-made machine designed to simulate muscle loads and allow passive elbow flexion (0° to 90°)...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552473/arthroscopic-repair-of-the-lateral-ulnar-collateral-ligament-of-the-elbow-using-a-knotless-suture-anchor
#15
Eugene T Ek, Kemble K Wang
The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) complex of the elbow plays a crucial role in the stability of the elbow joint, especially to varus loads. Deficiency of particularly the lateral ulnar collateral component of the LCL can lead to chronic posterolateral rotatory instability, which can be functionally debilitating and can lead to a rapid onset of early degenerative arthritis. Commonly, in the setting of acute rupture of the LCL, the ligament is repaired using an open technique with suture anchor fixation to the lateral epicondyle insertion point...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536155/size-matters-observations-regarding-the-sonographic-double-contour-sign-in-different-joint-sizes-in-acute-gouty-arthritis
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457398/-clinical-outcome-analysis-on-using-extensor-digitorum-communis-splitting-approach-for-the-treatment-of-radial-head-fractures
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443754/multiple-extra-articular-synovial-cysts-accompanied-by-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-bilateral-elbow-joints-a-case-report
#18
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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423639/trends-in-total-elbow-arthroplasty-a-nationwide-analysis-in-germany-from-2005-to-2014
#19
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...
April 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409414/postoperative-infection-related-with-the-total-elbow-arthroplasty-kudo-s-prosthesis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
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
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