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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718317/hand-surgeons-and-orthopedic-trauma-surgeons-call-coverage-of-acute-upper-extremity-injuries-where-should-the-line-be-drawn
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Matthew B Cantlon, Andrew J Miller, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus as to which subspecialty service should cover acute upper extremity injuries in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of the present study is to understand how upper extremity injuries are currently triaged to specialists and to assess the current opinion among hand and orthopedic trauma specialists as to how these injuries should be best triaged based on injury location and severity. METHODS: The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) membership and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) membership were surveyed using a 28-item online questionnaire...
January 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716552/is-heterotopic-ossification-getting-nervous-the-role-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system-in-heterotopic-ossification
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Eleanor L Davis, Alan R Davis, Zbigniew Gugala, Elizabeth A Olmsted-Davis
Heterotopic ossification (HO), or de novo bone formation in soft tissue, is often observed following traumatic injury. Recent studies suggest that peripheral nerves may play a key functional role in this process. The results supporting a neurological basis for HO are examined in this article. Evidence supports the fact that BMPs released from bone matrix possess the capacity to induce HO. However, the process cannot be recapitulated using recombinant proteins without extremely high doses suggesting other components are required for this process...
July 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710547/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-kerlan-jobe-orthopaedic-clinic-shoulder-and-elbow-score
#3
Giovanni Merolla, Katia Corona, Gustavo Zanoli, Simone Cerciello, Stefano Giannotti, Giuseppe Porcellini
BACKGROUND: The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (KJOC) Shoulder and Elbow score is a reliable and sensitive tool to measure the performance of overhead athletes. The purpose of this study was to carry out a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the KJOC questionnaire in Italian and to assess its reliability, validity, and responsiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety professional athletes with a painful shoulder were included in this study and were assigned to the "injury group" (n = 32) or the "overuse group" (n = 58); 65 were managed conservatively and 25 were treated by arthroscopic surgery...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706861/nutech-functional-score-a-novel-scoring-system-to-assess-spinal-cord-injury-patients
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Geeta Shroff, Jitendra Kumar Barthakur
AIM: To develop a new scoring system, nutech functional scores (NFS) for assessing the patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: The conventional scale, American Spinal Injury Association's (ASIA) impairment scale is a measure which precisely describes the severity of the SCI. However, it has various limitations which lead to incomplete assessment of SCI patients. We have developed a 63 point scoring system, i.e., NFS for patients suffering with SCI. A list of symptoms either common or rare that were found to be associated with SCI was recorded for each patient...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705042/musculoskeletal-injuries-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopists-a-systematic-review
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Diana E Yung, Tommaso Banfi, Gastone Ciuti, Alberto Arezzo, Paolo Dario, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal(GI) endoscopy forms a significant proportion of clinicians' workloads. However, little attention is given to the ergonomic aspects of endoscopy. This systematic review of musculoskeletal pain and/or injuries in GI endoscopists aims to better understand the types of occupational injuries resulting from endoscopic procedures and associated risk factors. Areas covered: Systematic literature search conducted for articles evaluating prevalence, risk factors and mechanism of musculoskeletal pain and/or injuries related to GI endoscopy...
July 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704297/surgical-treatment-of-displaced-pediatric-lateral-condyle-fractures-of-the-humerus-by-the-posterior-approach
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William K Conaway, William L Hennrikus, Samine Ravanbakhsh, Zachary Winthrop, John Mahajan
The surgical approach for open reduction and internal fixation of lateral condyle fractures in children is controversial. Some authors recommend the lateral approach to the elbow over the posterior approach because of theoretical concern for injury to the vascular supply of the distal humerus and potential avascular necrosis (AVN). The purpose of this retrospective case series study is to report the outcomes of open reduction and internal fixation of displaced lateral condyle fractures of the humerus by the posterior approach...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702389/correlation-between-the-elbow-flexion-and-the-hand-and-wrist-flexion-after-neurotization-of-the-fascicles-of-the-ulnar-nerve-to-the-motor-branch-to-the-biceps
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Ricardo Boso Escudero, Marcelo Rosa de Rezende, Erick Yoshio Wataya, Fernando Vicente de Pontes, Álvaro Baik Cho, Marina Justi Pisani
OBJECTIVE: Gain in elbow flexion in patients with brachial plexus injury is extremely important. The transfer of a fascicle from the ulnar nerve to the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve (Oberlin surgery) is a treatment option. However, in some patients, gain in elbow flexion is associated with wrist and finger flexion. This study aimed to assess the frequency of this association and the functional behavior of the limb. METHODS: Case-control study of 18 patients who underwent the Oberlin surgery...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700413/venous-thromboembolism-after-major-venous-injuries-competing-priorities
#8
Brian Frank, Zoё Maher, Joshua P Hazelton, Shelby Resnick, Elizabeth Dauer, Anna Goldenberg, Andrea L Lubitz, Brian P Smith, Noelle N Saillant, Patrick M Reilly, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) after major vascular injury (MVI) is particularly challenging as the competing risk of thrombosis and embolization after direct vessel injury must be balanced with risk of bleeding after surgical repair. We hypothesized that venous injuries, repair type and intraoperative anticoagulation would influence VTE formation after MVI. METHODS: A multi-institution, retrospective cohort study of consecutive MVI patients was conducted at 3 urban, level-I centers (2005-2013)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699218/impaired-corticomuscular-coherence-during-isometric-elbow-flexion-contractions-in-human-with-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Sylvain Cremoux, Jessica Tallet, Fabien Dal Maso, Eric Berton, David Amarantini
After spinal cord injury (SCI), the reorganization of the neuromuscular system leads to increased antagonist muscles' co-activation - i.e., increased antagonist vs. agonist muscles activation ratio - during voluntary contractions. Increased muscle co-activation is supposed to result from reduced cortical influences on spinal mechanisms inhibiting antagonist muscles. The assessment of the residual interactions between cortical and muscles activity with corticomuscular coherence (CMC) in participants with SCI producing different force levels may shed new lights on the regulation of muscle co-activation...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689823/performance-and-return-to-sport-in-elite-baseball-players-and-recreational-athletes-following-repair-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-and-teres-major
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Brandon J Erickson, Peter N Chalmers, Brian R Waterman, Justin W Griffin, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Tears of the latissimus dorsi (LD) and teres major (TM) are rare but disabling injuries in the overhead athlete. METHODS: All patients who underwent an LD and/or TM repair between January 1, 2010, and June 6, 2016, with more than 12 months' follow-up were included. Demographic information and postoperative range of motion were recorded. Patients were contacted via phone and answered questions to provide the following: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (KJOC) shoulder and elbow outcome score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder score, and visual analog scale (VAS) score...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689821/role-of-the-lateral-collateral-ligament-in-posteromedial-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow
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Enrico Bellato, Youngbok Kim, James S Fitzsimmons, Alexander W Hooke, Lawrence J Berglund, Daniel R Bachman, Shawn W O'Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Posteromedial rotatory instability (PMRI) of the elbow consists of an anteromedial coronoid fracture with lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and posterior bundle of the medial collateral ligament (PMCL) tears. We hypothesized that the LCL tear is required for elbow subluxation/joint incongruity and that an elbow affected by an anteromedial subtype 2 coronoid fracture and a PMCL tear exhibits contact pressures different from both an intact elbow and an elbow affected by PMRI...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681672/current-practice-in-the-management-of-rockwood-type-iii-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocations-national-survey
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Peter Domos, Frank Sim, Mike Dunne, Andrew White
PURPOSE: Our aim was to conduct this survey among consultant shoulder surgeons in the United Kingdom to document the current management of Rockwood type III acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries. METHODS: British Elbow and Shoulder Society Research Committee-approved online survey was used and 137 responses were collected within 3 months. RESULTS: One hundred percent of responders would treat type III injuries conservatively initially. Routine physiotherapy would be offered by 86% of surgeons...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676727/-effects-on-the-elbow-of-radial-head-resection-following-isolated-radial-head-fracture-in-young-patients
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C Á González Roldán, Á M Hidalgo Ovejero, J Ruiz Ruiz, P Mateo Sebastian
ackground. Radial head resection has been a widely used procedure in cases of non-reconstructable radial head fracture. Some authors propose the use of radial head arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of radial head resection for isolated fracture, without instability at the time of the fracture, and its radiological and functional repercussions at the elbow level. METHODS: We reviewed 44 clinical records with acute resection of the radial head following isolated radial head fracture, with absence of associated injuries, younger than forty, with a minimum follow-up of 15 years...
July 4, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669300/contralateral-c-7-transfer-is-direct-repair-really-superior-to-grafting
#14
Anil Bhatia, Piyush Doshi, Ashok Koul, Vitrag Shah, Justin M Brown, Mahmoud Salama
It is not uncommon for a severe traumatic brachial plexus injury to involve all 5 roots, resulting in a flail upper limb. In such cases, surgical reconstruction is often palliative, providing only rudimentary function. Nerve transfers are the mainstay of reconstructive strategies due to the predominance of root avulsions. Consistent results are obtained only for restoration of shoulder stability and elbow flexion, whereas restoring useful hand function remains a challenge. The transfer of the contralateral C-7 (cC-7) is commonly used in an attempt to restore basic hand function, but results are notoriously unreliable and inconsistent...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669295/nerve-transfer-versus-muscle-transfer-to-restore-elbow-flexion-after-pan-brachial-plexus-injury-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Justin M Brown, Ross Mandeville
OBJECTIVE Pan-brachial plexus injury (PBPI), involving C5-T1, disproportionately affects young males, causing lifelong disability and decreased quality of life. The restoration of elbow flexion remains a surgical priority for these patients. Within the first 6 months of injury, transfer of spinal accessory nerve (SAN) fascicles via a sural nerve graft or intercostal nerve (ICN) fascicles to the musculocutaneous nerve can restore elbow flexion. Beyond 1 year, free-functioning muscle transplantation (FFMT) of the gracilis muscle can be used to restore elbow flexion...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666671/arthroscopic-management-of-elbow-osteoarthritis
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Leo T Kroonen, Samantha L Piper, Andrew C Ghatan
The incidence of osteoarthritis in the general population is low, but it can be seen in manual laborers, throwing athletes, and people dependent on crutches and wheelchairs. Patients often complain of pain at the terminal extents of motion, and imaging shows osteophyte formation at the tips of the coronoid and olecranon processes as well as thickening of the bone between the coronoid and the olecranon fossae. Recent advances in arthroscopic instrumentation and techniques have led to a growing interest in the arthroscopic treatment of elbow osteoarthritis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664232/-elbow-dislocation-fractures
#17
S Siebenlist, K F Braun
The treatment of complex elbow dislocation fractures is a challenge to both the treating surgeon as well as to the patient due to the complex bony and soft tissue anatomy of the joint. In order to establish an expedient treatment algorithm, all osseous and ligamentous injuries need to be thoroughly assessed. Furthermore, a detailed knowledge of the joint-stabilizing structures, practicable surgical approaches as well as the possible techniques for fracture fixation and/or arthroplasty are essential to facilitate early rehabilitation of the elbow and avoid injury-related complications...
July 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663405/prospective-randomised-trial-of-non-operative-versus-operative-management-of-olecranon-fractures-in-the-elderly
#18
A D Duckworth, N D Clement, J E McEachan, T O White, C M Court-Brown, M M McQueen
AIMS: The aim of this prospective randomised controlled trial was to compare non-operative and operative management for acute isolated displaced fractures of the olecranon in patients aged ≥ 75 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomised to either non-operative management or operative management with either tension-band wiring or fixation with a plate. They were reviewed at six weeks, three and six months and one year after the injury. The primary outcome measure was the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score at one year...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661982/extra-articular-soft-tissue-calcification-after-burn-injury-a-case-study
#19
Young Jae Moon, Seong-Yup Jeong, Kwang-Bok Lee
Soft-tissue calcifications after burn injury commonly develop in periarticular regions, especially in the elbow joint. They can be easily recognized in patients because calcification in the joint limits range of motion and brings about tingling sensation due to compression of ulnar nerve. However, the incidence of extra-articular soft-tissue calcification after burn injury has rarely been reported. We present a patient with massive soft-tissue calcification in extra-articular burn scar with nonhealing ulcer after a long latency period of 40 years...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660435/non-operative-management-of-distal-humerus-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-review-of-functional-outcomes
#20
Timothy J Batten, Claire Sin-Hidge, Mark D Brinsden, Paul M Guyver
Comminuted distal humerus fractures in the elderly have traditionally been managed by ORIF or total elbow arthroplasty (TEA). This poses a treatment dilemma in elderly patients where anaesthetic and surgical risks combine with poor bone and wound healing. We aimed to assess the functional outcomes in patients managed non-operatively, with TEA being used as the salvage procedure. Retrospective analysis of patients over 65 years presenting to our unit between 2005 and 2015 was undertaken. Sixty-two patients were identified, 38 had died, and 5 were lost to follow-up leaving 5 with immediate TEA and 14 non-operatively managed, available for review...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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