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Shoulder fractures

Olga Gutkowska, Jacek Martynkiewicz, Marek Stępniewski, Jerzy Gosk
Brachial plexus injuries (BPIs) caused by shoulder dislocation usually have a transient character and tend to resolve spontaneously. However, in some patients the symptoms can persist and require operative intervention. This work aims to determine the risk factors for persistent BPIs resulting from shoulder dislocation. The study comprised 73 patients (58 men, 15 women; mean age: 50 years) treated operatively between the years 2000 and 2016 for persistent BPIs resulting from shoulder dislocation. Patient age, gender, type of initial trauma, number of affected nerves, presence of accompanying injuries, and time interval from dislocation to its reduction were analysed...
2018: BioMed Research International
Miltiadis Argyropoulos, Matthew Kent
Background: Open reduction internal fixation of displaced 3 and 4-part proximal humerus fractures is an effective treatment modality particularly for the younger age group, but it is not without complications. Fixed angled locking screw plates are the mainstay of fixation. The A.L.P.S. Proximal Humerus Plating System is a new implant that has smooth locking pegs in the place of humeral head screws to help reduce glenoid damage in the event of cut-out and is designed to sit low on the humerus in order to reduce the risk of subacromial impingement...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Marc Randall Kristensen, Jeppe Vejlgaard Rasmussen, Brian Elmengaard, Steen Lund Jensen, Bo Sanderhoff Olsen, Stig Brorson
Background and purpose - It is unclear whether previous osteosynthesis is a risk factor for inferior outcome following shoulder arthroplasty for a proximal humeral fracture. We used data from the Danish Shoulder Arthroplasty Registry (DSR) to examine this question. Patients and methods - All 285 patients treated with a shoulder arthroplasty after failed osteosynthesis of a proximal humeral fracture reported to DSR from 2006 to 2013 were included. Each case was matched with 2 controls (570) treated with a primary shoulder arthroplasty for an acute proximal humeral fracture...
March 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
Tao Jiang, Lin Jiang, Jun-de Shi, Yong-Ge Jiang, Du-Liang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the treatment skill and clinical effect of bone setting manipulation in treating proximal humeral fracture with shoulder dislocation. METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2015, 118 cases of proximal humeral fractures with shoulder joint dislocation were treated by bone setting reduction and fixation with adhesive tape or Kirschner wire after reduction, including 56 males and 62 females with an average age of 61 years old ranging from 48 to 88 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Qing-Feng Shen, Xin Wen, Sheng-Wu Yang, Xin Chen, Wei-Xing Fan, Guo-Zhu Xu, Fang-Zheng Yu, Jun-Yi Zhu, Jian Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis(MIPPO)and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in treating senile NEER IIproximal humerus fractures. METHODS: From March 2014 to March 2016, 46 elderly patients with Neer II proximal humerus fractures were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 20 patients in MIPPO group included 9 males and 11 females with an average age of (70.4±4.4) years old; while 26 patients in ORIF group included 11 males and 15 females with an average age of (70...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
T Liu, F L Bao, S J Kang, T Jiang, D S Huang, W Gao, L J Geng, Y M Hu
Objective: To explore a standard procedure for the treatment of combined dorsal and palmar internal fixation for complex four part distal radius fractures and assess its clinical results. Methods: From May 2009 to October 2016, 38 patients(39 sides)who suffered from complex four part distal radius fractures were performed operatively with open reduction and internal fixation via combined dorsal and palmar approach in Department of Orthopaedic Trauma, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University(Qingdao). The series included 22 males(22 sides) and 16 females(17 sides)...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Bingbo Bao, Hongyi Zhu, Xianyou Zheng
BACKGROUND: Fourth and fifth carpometacarpal fracture-dislocations with unsatisfactory closed reduction commonly require later open reduction and internal fixation. However, the optimal method of internal fixation for these is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine through objective clinical measures which method is superior for fourth and fifth carpometacarpal fracture-dislocations: a K-wire or a plate. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of hospital records of patients who had received treatment for fourth and fifth carpometacarpal fracture-dislocations at one hospital between May 2007 and May 2015...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Sotirios Giannakakis, Ioannis Sachmpazidis, Anastasios Papapetrou, George Galyfos, Georgios Sachsamanis, Gerasimos Papacharalampous, Chrisostomos Maltezos
The incidence of combined neurovascular injuries among patients with high-energy shoulder trauma ranges from 27% to 44%. However, the presentation of an axillary artery pseudoaneurysm (PSA) due to shoulder dislocation without an associated osseous fracture is a very rare condition. Moreover, treatment of combined neurologic and vascular injuries of the shoulder remains controversial. Additionally, minimally invasive treatments such as thrombin injection have been mainly evaluated in patients with iatrogenic femoral artery PSAs...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Shyam Kumar, Ulhas Sonar, Iqbal Singh
The incidence of fragility fractures of the humerus is increasing worldwide. Although clinicians are aware of fractures of hips and wrists, fractures of the shoulder and elbow do not receive much attention. A considerable proportion of the elderly population (estimated at 10-24%) is dependent on walking aids. A well-functioning and pain-free shoulder and elbow is essential for use of these aids. The impact of loss of mobility in the elderly is well known, hence the overall impact of these fractures on the individual can be considerable...
March 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
James D Wylie, Jeremiah D Johnson, Jessica DiVenere, Augustus D Mazzocca
Injuries to the acromioclavicular joint and coracoclavicular ligaments are common. Many of these injuries heal with nonoperative management. However, more severe injuries may lead to continued pain and shoulder dysfunction. In these patients, surgical techniques have been described to reconstruct the function of the coracoclavicular ligaments to provide stable relationship between the clavicle and scapula. These surgeries have been fraught with high complication rates including clavicle and coracoid fractures, infection, loss of reduction and fixation, hardware migration, and osteolysis...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Michiel Herteleer, Harm Hoekstra, Stefaan Nijs
BACKGROUND: Clavicular fractures are common fractures of the shoulder girdle. The debate about whether these fractures should be treated conservatively or surgically is ongoing. This study describes the incidence of clavicular fractures in Belgium between 2006 and 2015 and how the surgical treatment rates have evolved during this time span. METHODS: The study included all patients who were diagnosed with a clavicular fracture or surgically treated in Belgium. The Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance provided the data, which included the patients' age, sex, location, and time of injury for the entire Belgian population...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Andreas Panagopoulos, Irini Tatani, Seferlis Yannis, Bavelou Aikaterini, Antonis Kouzelis, Minos Tyllianakis, Panayotis Dimakopoulos
Background: The valgus-impacted (VI) 4-part fractures are a subset of fractures of the proximal humerus with a unique anatomic configuration characterized by a relatively lower incidence of avascular necrosis after operative intervention. Objectives: The present study reports the midterm clinical and radiological results of a large series of consecutive patients with 4-part VI fractures treated with a minimal invasive technique of internal fixation. Methods: Over a ten-year period (2004-2014), we treated 56 patients with a true 4-part valgus impacted fracture of the proximal part of the humerus...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Sailesh V Tummala, David E Hartigan, Karan A Patel, Justin L Makovicka, Anikar Chhabra
Background: Up to 50% of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football players have a history of shoulder injuries. The quarterback position has been shown to have a high prevalence of these injuries because of its unique exposures. There is little information regarding the shoulder injury type and mechanism in NCAA quarterbacks. Purpose: To understand the 10-year epidemiology of specific shoulder injury rates in NCAA quarterbacks. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Erik Hohmann
Subpectoral tenodesis is performed at the surgical neck of the humerus. In a cadaveric study, the insertion of a unicortical PEEK (polyether ether ketone) screw decreased the torsional load to failure (fracture) by 30% compared with intact control specimens but was similar to unicortical reaming without screw insertion. Placing the biceps tendon into the tunnel and securing it with a unicortical screw reduced the torsional load to failure by 20%. Whether these facts are significant is currently unknown, but the creation of a stress riser is a concern and may possibly result in surgical neck fractures...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
William R Aibinder, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
The incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) complicating shoulder surgery is difficult to estimate. Case reports, retrospective studies, prospective studies, and systematic reviews vary in terms of separating symptomatic versus asymptomatic VTEs, those occurring in the upper versus lower extremities, and those leading to pulmonary embolism. Reported rates vary between 0.02% and 13%. Arthroplasty is associated with a higher incidence than arthroscopy. Surgery for fracture presents increased risk. Mechanical prophylaxis using compression devices could be considered given its favorable risk-benefit profile...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
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
Avijit Barai, Bruce Lambie, Conor Cosgrave, Joanne Baxter
OBJECTIVE: Distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common presentation to the ED. However, little is known about the long-term functional outcome of these patients following their initial management in the ED. METHODS: In order to evaluate the long-term functional outcome of DRF, we collected the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores from the patients who attended our ED with DRF between January 2014 and June 2015. We divided the patients into two groups based on their overall management: (i) conservative group who did not have any surgical interventions; and (ii) open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) group who needed surgical interventions in the theatre...
February 28, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Carlos Torrens, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Felipe Mingo, Carlo Gamba, Fernando Santana
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of greater tuberosity healing on the functional outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) for the treatment of acute complex proximal humeral fractures (PHFs), and to investigate the influence of patient- and surgery-related factors in the healing of the greater tuberosity. METHODS: Retrospective study including 41 consecutive PHFs treated using RSA with minimum 2-year follow-up. In all the cases, tuberosities were reattached with a standardized technique...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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