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Pain management soft tissue injury

Kwang Hwan Park, Yeokgu Hwang, Seung Hwan Han, Yoo Jung Park, Dong Woo Shim, Woo Jin Choi, Jin Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have reported promising clinical results after osteochondral autograft transplantation (OAT) for the treatment of large osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). However, no study has yet compared clinical outcomes between primary and secondary OAT for large OLT. PURPOSE: The purpose is to compare clinical outcomes among patients with large OLT who receive primary OAT versus those who receive secondary OAT after failure of marrow stimulation and to identify factors associated with clinical failure...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Lusha Xiang, Harold G Klemcke, Nathan A Wienandt, Kathy L Ryan, Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde
BACKGROUND: Pain management is important in pre-hospital care of patients with extremity trauma (ET). The goal of this study was to establish a rat model of ET for pre-hospital pain research, and validate it using pain behaviors and analgesics. METHODS: Rats were anesthetized using isoflurane and ET was induced in one hindlimb via clamping retrofemoral tissues for 30 sec, followed by closed fibula fracture. Rats regained consciousness after ET. Pain responses in the injured hindlimb to thermal hyperalgesia (paw withdrawal latency, PWL), mechanical allodynia (paw withdrawal pressure, PWP), and weight bearing (WB) were determined before and 90 minutes after ET...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Shoulder injuries are a commonly presenting complaint to the ED. In the absence of an obvious deformity, they can be difficult to assess and definitively diagnose because of the multiple structures that cause shoulder pain, the acuity and severity of pain and the lack of range of motion in the ED setting. The quality of ED care provided to patients with musculoskeletal shoulder pain is crucial to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common shoulder injuries and conditions in the ED...
January 18, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Andrew Philpott, Callum Lawford, Simon C Lau, Simon Chambers, Michael Bozin, Andrew Oppy
BACKGROUND: Open reduction and internal fixation of Lisfranc injuries has typically used multiple longitudinal incisions or a single transverse incision to approach the tarso-metatarsal joint (TMTJ). The incidence of wound-related complications is considerable. We describe a novel single-incision approach that utilizes subcutaneous windows to the medial TMTJ. METHODS: A retrospective review identified 150 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation for Lisfranc injuries, via the modified dorsal approach, at our center between January 2011 and June 2016...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Alan M Chen, Jeffrey B Neustadt, Jennifer Neville Kucera
A 10-year-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1 and severe dystrophic scoliosis presented with a two-month history of difficulty ambulating due to low back pain. The patient did not have any neurological symptoms. MRI of the thoracolumbar spine demonstrated subluxation of the right posterior tenth and eleventh ribs through their respective neural foramina, with mild mass effect on the thecal sac without abnormal cord signal or cord compression. Groups of neurofibromas were present along the right ribs and paravertebral soft tissues around these levels...
August 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Knee injuries are a common presentation to the ED and are often difficult to assess and definitively diagnose due to the patient's acute pain, effusion and guarding. The quality of ED care provided to patients with fractures or soft tissue injuries of the knee is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common knee injuries in the ED. Databases were searched in 2017, including PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites...
December 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Vincenzo Giordano, Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral, Hilton A Koch, Rodrigo Pires E Albuquerque, Felipe Serrão de Souza, José Félix Dos Santos Neto
BACKGROUND: The universal accepted strategy for treating high-energy tibial plateau fractures remains a topic of ongoing debate. The challenge for the practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon is to provide anatomical articular fracture reduction, with successfully managing the complex soft-tissue injury that is commonly present at patient admission. The primary aim of the actual study was to evaluate the results of a staged protocol for the treatment of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures...
October 2017: Injury
Peter Domos, Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, Lee Van Rensburg
PURPOSE: Adult mid-shaft clavicle fractures are common injuries. For displaced fractures, open reduction with plate or intramedullary (IM) fixation is the widely used techniques. All methods have their own potential drawbacks, especially related to local soft tissue complications. There is little information about outcome and management of local wound complications after clavicle fracture fixations. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients underwent open reduction and internal fixation, 17 were treated with IM screw fixation and 80 with plate fixation...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Mikko Aarnio, Lieuwe Appel, Mats Fredrikson, Torsten Gordh, Olof Wolf, Jens Sörensen, Måns Thulin, Magnus Peterson, Clas Linnman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Positron emission tomography (PET) with the radioligand [(11)C]-D-deprenyl has shown increased signal at location of pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic whiplash injury. The binding site of [(11)C]-D-deprenyl in peripheral tissues is suggested to be mitochondrial monoamine oxidase in cells engaged in post-traumatic inflammation and tissue repair processes. The association between [(11)C]-D-deprenyl uptake and the transition from acute to chronic pain remain unknown...
November 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Alexis Wang, Ian Stormont, M Minhaj Siddiqui
Genitourinary tract injuries account for 3 to 10% of trauma patients, and scrotal trauma is particularly prevalent in males 10 to 30 years of age. Prompt diagnosis and timely surgical intervention are essential to prevent future complications of infertility, delayed orchiectomy, infection, and testicular atrophy. While clinical examination provides valuable information, it may be inconclusive due to soft tissue swelling and difficult to perform due to testicular pain with palpation. Conversely, testicular rupture does not always present with pain or tenderness...
October 28, 2017: Current Urology Reports
Garrett Blumberg, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common clinical condition with low rates of morbidity and mortality if treated appropriately. Mimics of cellulitis presenting with erythema, edema, warmth, and pain can be associated with grave morbidity and mortality if misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: This review investigates the signs and symptoms of cellulitis, mimics of cellulitis, and an approach to the management of both cellulitis and its mimics. DISCUSSION: The current emergency medicine definition of cellulitis includes erythema, induration, warmth, and swelling...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Stuart A Bullock, Georgina M Allen, Marion S Watson, David J Wilson
BACKGROUND: Sprained ankles are common and when there are no signs or evidence of a fracture, conventional management is conservative. At present, there are no clinical markers to identify those that may develop persisting instability and disability that would require rehabilitation or surgery. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the nature and extent of soft tissue ankle injuries, and to consider whether the anatomical severity of injury can predict functional outcome. METHODS: Patients attending a local Accident and Emergency Department in Oxford with an acute ankle injury with no clinical requirement for radiographs, or where radiographs were normal, were invited into the study...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
Nick Caplan, H Robson, A Robson, G Barry, G Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy is used to improve function and health related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this retrospective, multi-centre observational study was to determine the association between community-based physiotherapy management for musculoskeletal disorders and changes in HRQoL. METHODS: Four thousand one hundred twelve patients' data were included in the study. Patients were included if they received a single period of treatment for a musculoskeletal injury or disorder...
October 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Marc A Childress
There are a variety of causes of neck pain, including trauma and degenerative changes. The history of onset helps to direct evaluation, including the need for imaging or ancillary testing. Patterns of pain, weakness, and other specific physical examination findings also aid in diagnosis. Management of most soft tissue injuries involves early mobilization, whereas fractures are managed based on patterns of instability. Acute spinal cord injury requires emergent care, to include possible decompressive surgery...
October 2017: FP Essentials
Santos Moros Marco, José Luis Ávila Lafuente, Miguel Angel Ruiz Ibán, Jorge Diaz Heredia
BACKGROUND: The glenohumeral joint is a ball-and-socket joint that is inherently unstable and thus, susceptible to dislocation. The traditional and most common anatomic finding is the Bankart lesion (anterior-inferior capsule labral complex avulsion), but there is a wide variety of anatomic alterations that can cause shoulder instability or may be present as a concomitant injury or in combination, including bone loss (glenoid or humeral head), complex capsule-labral tears, rotator cuff tears, Kim´s lesions (injuries to the posterior-inferior labrum) and rotator interval pathology...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Karim Elhennawy, Seif Reda, Christian Finke, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, Theodosia Bartzela
BACKGROUND: Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type VIII is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder. Chen et al. recently identified the causative gene and characterized biallelic mutations in the PR domain-containing protein 12 gene, which plays a role in the development of pain-sensing nerve cells. Our patient's family was included in Chen and colleagues' study. We performed a literature review of the PubMed library (January 1985 to December 2016) on hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type I to VIII genetic disorders and their orofacial manifestations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Jack Feehan, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Meniscal injury is one of the most common knee soft tissue injuries, commonly affecting young athletes and an older, degenerative population. Treatment largely depends on the type and extent of the injury with arthroscopic repair or meniscectomy being mainstays. Although non-surgical approaches have been described, there is no published literature regarding a combination of indirect osteopathic techniques and rehabilitation in the management of these injuries. The current case report follows a 20-year-old male presenting with a 5-day history of acute knee pain, following trauma during an Australian Rules Football (AFL) match...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Mohammed Anter Meselhy, Mohamed Salah Singer
INTRODUCTION: External fixation can be performed in poor bone and soft tissue conditions, and can be used in patients with poor general conditions or multiple injuries as a rapid, mini-invasive procedure. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the Ilizarov external fixator in the management of proximal humeral fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2011 and December 2013, 14 patients with displaced proximal humeral fractures were enrolled in the current study...
September 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Abhishek Dwivedi, P K Dhagat, S N Singh, Shalini Singh, Narender Yadav
Dislocation and injury of the biceps is associated with acute and chronic trauma, degenerative changes, repetitive microtrauma, or injuries associated with recurrent and neglected cases of shoulder dislocation. The cases of displaced biceps injuries are relatively rare (only 1/6th of all rotator cuff injuries). The dislocation of biceps is manifested with pain and restriction of movements. The X-ray shoulder is not of much help in this condition barring for ruling out the fractures of humerus and scapula. Ultrasound is an important tool in the dislocation and shows empty bicipital groove which raises the suspicion of the soft tissue injures...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Alex Boulos, Aristides I Cruz
Instability of the patella is a common cause of knee pain and dysfunction in pediatric and adolescent patients and can be due to several factors. Although some patients will recall a specific traumatic event others may not, requiring the diagnosis to be made on the basis of physical examination and imaging. Congenital dislocation and connective tissue disorders should also be considered, even in the setting of trauma. There are radiographic parameters that may identify causes of instability such as trochlear and patellar abnormalities, and magnetic resonance imaging can identify signs of trauma such as bony edema, loose osteochondral fragments, and increased tibial tubercle-trochlear groove distance...
September 1, 2017: Orthopedics
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