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Andre Wajnsztejn, Noel Oizerovici Foni, Dan Oizerovici, Robinson Esteves Santos Pires, Benno Ejnisman
Periprosthetic fractures is a severe complication after joint replacement. The rapidly increase of reverse shoulder arthroplasty surgeries, periprosthetic humeral fractures, which are described as rare, may increase in the near future. We report the case of displaced humeral fracture bellow the stem of reverse shoulder prosthesis. The patient was an 85-year-old woman who had a total shoulder replacement 6 years previously. The surgical solution consisted of plate osteossynthesis and cerclage. This report describes an unprecedented case in Brazilian literature; and gives an overview of the existing literature including this injury classification...
September 21, 2017: Einstein
J Arias-de la Torre, A Capdevila, O Martínez, L Domingo, M Marinelli, N Robles, J Nardi, L Puig-Verdié, F Pallisó, M Espallargues
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The Catalonian Arthroplasty Register (RACat) is a public health-based population register used to analyse and evaluate hip and knee replacements in Catalonia. The aim of this study is to present the outcomes after 10 years in operation (January 2005-December 2014). METHODOLOGY: Using the information from the RACat and the minimum basic data set at hospital discharge, an analysis was made of the quality and exhaustivity of the data, as well as a descriptive analysis of the patients, prostheses, and care process...
March 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Cassiano Diniz Carvalho, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and functional behavior of patients undergoing cuff tear arthroplasty at different stages of the disease. Methods: Cuff tear arthroplasty hemiarthroplasties were performed in 34 patients with rotator cuff arthropathy and associated comorbidities, classified according to Seebauer. The mean age was 76.3 years, and the sample comprised 23 females (67.6%) and 11 males (32.4%). The mean follow-up period was 21.7 months, and evaluations were performed using the Visual Analog Scale for pain and the Constant scale...
October 2016: Einstein
Vania Regina Goveia, Isabel Yovana Quispe Mendoza, Gilberto Lima Guimarães, Flavia Falci Ercole, Bráulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto, Edna Marilea Meireles Leite, Maria Aparecida Resende Stoianoff, José Antonio Guimarães Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To investigate endotoxins in sterilized surgical instruments used in hip arthroplasties. METHOD: A descriptive exploratory study conducted in a public teaching hospital. Six types of surgical instruments were selected, namely: acetabulum rasp, femoral rasp, femoral head remover, chisel box, flexible bone reamer and femoral head test. The selection was based on the analysis of the difficulty in removing bone and blood residues during cleaning. The sample was made up of 60 surgical instruments, which were tested for endotoxins in three different stages...
May 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
V Serra-Sutton, A Allepuz, O Martínez, M Espallargues
AIMS: To assess the health related quality of life (HRQOL) and associated factors of patients before, and one year after, total knee (TKA) and hip (THA) arthroplasty. METHODS: A quasi-experimental prospective study conducted in hospitals with different levels of complexity and volume in Catalonia, and on patients with an indication of a TKA or THA. Demographic and psychosocial variables were recorded, and the SF-36 and WOMAC, and a question on perception of change after surgery were administered to patients by telephone interview...
July 2013: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
A Allepuz, V Serra-Sutton, O Martínez, C Tebé, J Nardi, F Portabella, M Espallargues
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to present the functioning and results of the Catalan Arthroplasty Registry (RACat). MATERIAL AND METHOD: The RACat arose by the initiative of the Catalan Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, the Catalan Health Service (CHS) and the Catalan Agency for Health Information Assessment and Quality. Publicly funded hospitals sent information through the Internet (CHS Applications website) on knee and hip arthroplasties: patient identification, hospital, joint (hip/knee), type (primary/revision), side of operation, date of surgery and prosthesis (manufacturer's name and reference number)...
January 2013: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
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