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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328790/hospital-stay-and-blood-transfusion-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fractures
#1
Efthymios Iliopoulos, Sohail Yousaf, Hazel Watters, Arshad Khaleel
Neck of femur (NOF) fractures in elderly patients are the most frequent condition which an orthopaedic surgeon confronts nowadays. The incidence of these fractures is increasing as the population continues to age. These patients absorb the majority of the resources in the hospitals, as their healthcare demands are increased. This study included all patients who were admitted to our hospital between January and October 2015 following a neck of femur fracture. A total of 336 patients were included (72.3% female)...
December 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322887/functional-outcome-after-proximal-humerus-fracture-fixation-understanding-the-risk-factors
#2
A Christiano, P Pean, S Konda, Z K Egol
The purpose is to identify risk factors of functional outcome following proximal humerus open reduction and internal fixation. Patients treated for proximal humerus fractures with open reduction and internal fixation were enrolled in a prospective data registry. Patients were evaluated for function using the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score for 12 months and as available beyond 12 months. Univariate analyses were conducted to identify variables associated with functional outcome. Significant variables were included in a multivariate regression predicting functional outcome...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303985/desphospho-uncarboxylated-matrix-gla-protein-is-increased-postoperatively-in-cardiovascular-risk-patients
#3
Sofia Dahlberg, Jacob Ede, Leon Schurgers, Cees Vermeer, Thomas Kander, Bengt Klarin, Ulf Schött
BACKGROUND: Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is an extrahepatic protein that is dependent on glutamate carboxylation, a vitamin K-dependent process. Its dysfunctional form, desphospho-uncarboxylated-MGP, has been associated with increased arterial calcification and stiffness. The aim of this study was to measure the degree of postoperative carboxylation of MGP and two other Gla proteins in patients scheduled for abdominal or orthopaedic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing abdominal or orthopaedic surgery were included...
January 5, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303923/flexor-tendon-injuries
#4
Christopher S Klifto, John T Capo, Anthony Sapienza, S Steven Yang, Nader Paksima
Flexor tendon injuries of the hand are uncommon, and they are among the most challenging orthopaedic injuries to manage. Proper management is essential to ensure optimal outcomes. Consistent, successful management of flexor tendon injuries relies on understanding the anatomy, characteristics and repair of tendons in the different zones, potential complications, rehabilitation protocols, recent advances in treatment, and future directions, including tissue engineering and biologic modification of the repair site...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303000/patient-preferences-and-utilization-of-online-resources-for-patients-treated-in-hand-surgery-practices
#5
Allison J Rao, Christopher J Dy, Charles A Goldfarb, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
BACKGROUND: The Internet is a widely used resource by patients however, objective data on details such as frequency of usage and specific sites visited is lacking. We surveyed patients from hand surgery practices to describe patient preferences and utilization patterns for online resources. METHODS: From October 2015 to June 2016, we enrolled patients presenting to 4 orthopedic hand surgeons at 2 academic institutions. Patients completed a survey, with questions related to their preference for learning about their diagnosis and Internet utilization both before and after the visit...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274479/sub-surface-assessment-of-hydrothermal-ageing-in-zirconia-containing-femoral-heads-for-hip-joint-applications
#6
L Gremillard, J Chevalier, L Martin, T Douillard, S Begand, K Hans, T Oberbach
Zirconia-based materials have been used in orthopaedics since the 1980s, with large success, mainly thanks to transformation toughening. On the other hand, their main drawback is their potential sensitivity to hydrothermal ageing, i.e. tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation on their surface in the presence of water. Hydrothermal ageing may result in roughness increase and microcracking of the surface. In this article the hydrothermal ageing behaviour of three medical-grade zirconia-based materials is assessed at high temperature and extrapolated to room or body temperature...
December 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260707/-can-othopaedic-surgeons-accelerate-time-or-does-the-enthusiasm-for-alcohol-rub-just-decrease-by-age
#7
Jakob Klit, Per Hviid Gundtoft, Eske Brand, Peter Toft Tegnberg, Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod
Senior surgeons can execute a full surgical hand antisepsis in no time. This could be due to a changed perception of time with age. This cross-sectional study secretly timed orthopaedic surgeons during alcohol rub, investigated their perception of 120 see and attitude towards hand antisepsis. Surgeons under 50 years of age used significantly longer time on alcohol rub. No significant difference in perception of neither time nor attitude towards surgical hand antisepsis were found between age groups. Surgeons are not affected by mental aging but seem to be able to accelerate time...
December 11, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212528/effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-training-added-to-conventional-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-humeral-fracture-early-after-surgical-treatment-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-trial
#8
Corinna Nerz, Lars Schwickert, Clemens Becker, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Janina Anna Müßig, Peter Augat
BACKGROUND: The incidence of proximal humeral fractures increases with age. The functional recovery of the upper arm after such fractures is slow, and results are often disappointing. Treatment is associated with long immobilisation periods. Evidence-based exercise guidelines are missing. Loss of muscle mass as well as reduced range of motion and motor performance are common consequences. These losses could be partly counteracted by training interventions using robot-assisted arm support of the affected arm derived from neurorehabilitation...
December 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184659/multi-modal-imaging-model-based-tracking-and-mixed-reality-visualisation-for-orthopaedic-surgery
#9
Sing Chun Lee, Bernhard Fuerst, Keisuke Tateno, Alex Johnson, Javad Fotouhi, Greg Osgood, Federico Tombari, Nassir Navab
Orthopaedic surgeons are still following the decades old workflow of using dozens of two-dimensional fluoroscopic images to drill through complex 3D structures, e.g. pelvis. This Letter presents a mixed reality support system, which incorporates multi-modal data fusion and model-based surgical tool tracking for creating a mixed reality environment supporting screw placement in orthopaedic surgery. A red-green-blue-depth camera is rigidly attached to a mobile C-arm and is calibrated to the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging space via iterative closest point algorithm...
October 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182002/acute-hand-injury-splinting-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
#10
T Richards, R Clement, I Russell, D Newington
Injuries to the hand comprise 20% of all emergency department attendances, with an estimated annual treatment cost of over £100 million in the UK. The initial assessment and management of hand injuries is usually undertaken by junior staff, many of whom have little or no training or experience in splinting hand fractures. In the Department of Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Morriston Hospital, we regularly observe patients presenting to the specialist hand fracture clinics having had initial management that shows no appreciation for the treatment objectives or the safe positions for splinting...
November 28, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180636/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-versus-total-disc-replacement-a-comparative-study-with-minimum-of-10-year-follow-up
#11
Si-Dong Yang, Yan-Bo Zhu, Suo-Zhou Yan, Jun Di, Da-Long Yang, Wen-Yuan Ding
Based on long-term follow-ups, this study was designed to investigate the incidence and risk factors for postoperative adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or total disc replacement (TDR) in treating cervical degenerative diseases. Between January 2000 and December 2005, 108 cases undergoing ACDF and 78 undergoing TDR, were enrolled into this study. All medical records were retrospectively collected. Every patient was followed up at least 10 years. Outcome assessment included visual analogue scale (VAS) score, Neck Disability Index (NDI) score, Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score, and radiographic parameters...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177024/epidemiology-of-fragility-fractures-and-fall-prevention-in-the-elderly-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Takayuki Tsuda
Fragility fractures in the elderly is an ongoing concern for orthopaedic surgeons. A 50-year-old woman has a 40% chance of having a vertebral compression fracture in her lifetime. The incidence of vertebral fractures, reported to be more than 10 times higher than that of femoral fractures, is estimated as 1-1.5 million per year in Japan. Vertebral fractures often occur without a fall, whereas the majority of nonvertebral fractures are the consequence of falls; the site of the nonvertebral fracture appears to be dictated by the type of fall...
November 2017: Current Orthopaedic Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162306/osteosynthesis-of-ao-ota-13-c3-distal-humeral-fractures-in-patients-older-than-70-years
#13
Steven F Shannon, Eric R Wagner, Matthew T Houdek, Daniel Mascarenhas, Raymond A Pensy, Walter A Eglseder
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective case series was to examine the AO Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) 13-C3 distal humeral fractures treated with open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) in patients older than 70 years. METHODS: During an 8-year period, 21 patients older than 70 years with AO/OTA 13-C3 distal humeral fractures were treated with ORIF performed by 2 senior upper extremity traumatologists. There were 16 patients with >1 year of follow-up, with a mean age of 78 (70-84) years...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130876/efficacy-of-arthroscopic-teaching-methods-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
#14
Luke Robinson, Jonathon Spanyer, Zachary Yenna, Patrick Burchell, Andrew Garber, John Riehl
Arthroscopic education research recently has been focused on the use of skills labs to facilitate resident education and objective measure development to gauge technical skill. This study evaluates the effectiveness of three different teaching methods. Medical students were randomized into three groups. The first group received only classroom-based lecture. The second group received the same lecture and 28 minutes of lab-based hands-off arthroscopy instruction using a cadaver and arthroscopy setup. The final group received the same lecture and 7 minutes of hands-on arthroscopy instruction in the lab on a cadaver knee...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126176/hand-arm-vibration-in-orthopaedic-surgery-a-neglected-risk
#15
F Mahmood, K B Ferguson, J Clarke, K Hill, E B Macdonald, D J M Macdonald
Background: Hand-arm vibration syndrome is an occupational disease caused by exposure to hand-arm transmitted vibration. The Health and Safety Executive has set limits for vibration exposure, including an exposure action value (EAV), where steps should be taken to reduce exposure, and an exposure limit value (ELV), beyond which vibrating equipment must not be used for the rest of the working day. Aims: To measure hand-arm transmitted vibration among orthopaedic surgeons, who routinely use hand-operated saws...
November 6, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125816/intraobserver-and-interobserver-reliability-assessment-of-tibial-plateau-fracture-classification-systems
#16
Anıl Taşkesen, İsmail Demirkale, Mustafa Caner Okkaoğlu, Mahmut Özdemir, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Murat Altay
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the intra- and interobserver reliability of commonly used tibial plateau fracture classification systems. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included computed tomography (CT) and plain radiographic images (lateral and anteroposterior X-rays) of 60 patients (40 males, 20 females; mean age 45.9 years; range 18 to 80 years) who presented to two orthopaedic clinics between January 2011 and January 2015 with unilateral tibial plateau fractures...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099926/treatment-timing-for-functional-jaw-orthopaedics-followed-by-fixed-appliances-a-controlled-long-term-study
#17
Chiara Pavoni, Elisabetta Cretella Lombardo, Roberta Lione, Kurt Faltin, James A McNamara, Paola Cozza, Lorenzo Franchi
Objective: To evaluate the role of treatment timing on long-term dentoskeletal effects of Class II treatment with removable functional appliances followed by full-fixed appliance therapy. Materials and methods: A group of 46 patients (23 females and 23 males) with Class II malocclusion treated consecutively with either Bionator or Activator, followed by fixed appliances was compared with a matched control group of 31 subjects (16 females and 15 males) with untreated Class II malocclusion...
November 1, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075027/mini-implants-for-orthodontic-anchorage
#18
Reint Meursinge Reynders, Luisa Ladu
Data sourcesPubmed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Web of Science databases. Hand searches of the journals European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, Seminars in Orthodontics, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics and Angle Orthodontist.Study selectionTwo reviewers independently selected studies. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) of orthodontic patients requiring extraction of the maxillary first premolars and closure of the spaces without anchorage loss were considered...
October 27, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054351/low-incidence-of-bone-health-presentations-at-national-hand-meetings
#19
Daniel L Christensen, Kyle E Nappo, Benjamin Ficke, Scott M Tintle
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency with which osteoporosis topics (screening, medical treatment, and fracture prevention) are presented at national hand surgery meetings. This was compared with the frequency of the same topics presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) annual meetings. METHODS: The annual meeting programs for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and the OTA from the previous 10 years (2007-2016) were searched for presentations that covered bone health at each of these meetings...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051902/trends-in-surgical-practices-for-lateral-epicondylitis-among-newly-trained-orthopaedic-surgeons
#20
Dean Wang, Ryan M Degen, Christopher L Camp, Michael H McGraw, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: Much controversy exists regarding the optimal surgical intervention for lateral epicondylitis because of a multitude of options available and the lack of comparative studies. Knowledge of the current practice trends would help guide the design of comparative studies needed to determine which surgical technique results in the best outcome. PURPOSE: To review the latest practice trends for the surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitis among newly trained surgeons in the United States utilizing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) database...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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