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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918661/comparable-postoperative-pain-levels-using-2-different-nerve-blocks-in-the-operative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
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Siem A Dingemans, Kristian J de Ruiter, Merel F N Birnie, J Carel Goslings, Gan van Samkar, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain levels in patients undergoing osteosynthesis of the calcaneus with either a popliteal nerve block or an ankle block. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing operative fixation of a calcaneal fracture via a sinus tarsi approach between August 2012 and April 2017 in a single foot/ankle specialized center was performed. Single-shot popliteal blocks were placed using ultrasound guidance by an anesthesiologist while ankle blocks were placed by a foot/ankle specialized surgeon...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910377/parametric-analysis-of-occupant-ankle-and-tibia-injuries-in-frontal-impact
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Fuhao Mo, Xiaoqing Jiang, Shuyong Duan, Zhi Xiao, Sen Xiao, Wei Shi
OBJECTIVE: Non-fatal tibia and ankle injuries without proper protection from the restraint system has gotten wide attention from researchers. This study aimed to investigate occupant tibia and ankle injuries under realistic frontal impact environment that is rarely considered in previous experimental and simulant studies. METHODS: An integrated occupant-vehicle model was established by coupling an isolated car cab model and a hybrid occupant model with a biofidelic pelvis-lower limb model, while its loading conditions were extracted from the realistic full-frontal impact test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905221/comparison-between-percutaneous-and-open-reduction-for-treating-paediatric-talar-neck-fractures
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Xu Zhang, Xinzhong Shao, Yadong Yu, Yingzhe Zhang, Guizheng Zhang, Dehu Tian
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to introduce percutaneous reduction and fixation of paediatric talar neck fractures. The study also included a comparison between the technique and the conventional open surgery. METHODS: From October 2003 to May 2013, 23 children (group A) with closed two-part talar neck fractures were treated with percutaneous reduction. For comparison, another group of 26 children (group B) were treated with the conventional open surgery...
September 13, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903975/proximal-avulsion-rupture-of-the-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon-associated-with-a-medial-malleolus-ankle-fracture
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Naoki Yoshida, Yoshihiko Tsuchida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902760/common-ice-hockey-injuries-and-treatment-a-current-concepts-review
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William Mosenthal, Michael Kim, Robert Holzshu, Bryan Hanypsiak, Aravind Athiviraham
Injuries are common in ice hockey, a contact sport where players skate at high speeds on a sheet of ice and shoot a vulcanized rubber puck in excess of one hundred miles per hour. This article reviews the diagnoses and treatment of concussions, injuries to the cervical spine, and lower and upper extremities as they pertain to hockey players. Soft tissue injury of the shoulder, acromioclavicular joint separation, glenohumeral joint dislocation, clavicle fractures, metacarpal fractures, and olecranon bursitis are discussed in the upper-extremity section of the article...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901782/a-radiographic-dye-method-for-intraoperative-evaluation-of-syndesmotic-injuries
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Murad Pepe, Onur Kocadal, Zafer Gunes, Emre Calisal, Kubilay Ceritoglu, Cem Nuri Aktekin
BACKGROUND: The Chertsey test has been recently defined as an intraoperative test for the detection of the syndesmotic injuries by the application of intra-articular contrast. However, no study has investigated the reliability and comparative analysis of the Chertsey test. The purpose of this study was to explore the diagnostic accuracy of the Chertsey test in predicting syndesmosis instability of the injured ankle, with correlation to preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings. METHODS: A total of 39 patients who were operated on due to the unilateral ankle fracture and had no complaint on the contralateral ankle joint were included in the study...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899557/can-the-recovery-of-lower-limb-fractures-be-achieved-by-use-of-3d-printing-mirror-model
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Wenxi Zhang, Yueping Ji, Xinming Wang, Jie Liu, Dong Li
INTRODUCTION: The mirror imaging 3D printing model can be used a as a reference for anatomical reduction in unilateral lower limb fractures. However, the premise of using mirror technology is that the bilateral lower limb bones are similar enough. Because one side had a fracture, it was impossible to compare this directly to the other side. Usually, surgeons think that the bilateral bones are symmetrical and use mirror technology without judging their symmetry. METHODS: In patients with a unilateral lower limb bone fracture, we measured the long axis and short axis of the three selected transverse sections of the bilateral long bone for comparison to judge the symmetry of the bilateral long bones on CT images...
September 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895442/an-alternate-technique-of-applying-lag-screw-for-fixation-of-distal-fibula-fracture-posterior-to-anterior-interfragmentary-compression-screw
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Suganth Jayaraman Vijimohan, Syed Haque, David Ellis
Ankle fractures are one of the most common lower limb fractures, representing a significant portion of the trauma workload. Marked proportion of these is isolated intraarticular lateral malleolus fractures. Anatomical reduction and rigid internal fixation using lag screw (interfragmentary screw) to provide interfragmentary compression has remained the choice of treatment in selected lateral malleolus fractures. Applying interfragmentary compression screw from anterior to the posterior surface of the fibula has been the traditional method of performing this...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891711/time-dependent-effects-on-synovial-fluid-composition-during-the-acute-phase-of-human-intra-articular-ankle-fracture
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Samuel B Adams, Rachel M Reilly, Janet L Huebner, Virginia B Kraus, Dana L Nettles
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to examine the effect of time and fracture severity on the undiluted synovial fluid (SF) microenvironment during the acute phase following intra-articular fracture (IAF) of the human ankle. METHODS: Ankle SF from 54 patients with an acute IAF was analyzed for concentrations of 10 cytokines, 5 matrix metalloproteinases, 2 products of cartilage catabolism, and combined products of heme metabolism. All analytes were correlated with time from fracture and further analyzed for an effect of 3 time subgroups (0-2 days, 3-9 days, and ≥10 days) corresponding to timepoints for clinical ankle fracture interventions...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888716/ideal-angle-of-syndesmotic-screw-fixation-a-ct-based-cross-sectional-image-analysis-study
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Young Hwan Park, Won Seok Choi, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
Without clear reference, the precision of syndesmotic screw placement cannot be guaranteed and malposition of these screws leads to poor results. Therefore, to prevent malpositioning of syndesmotic screws, an improved understanding of the orientation of tibiofibular syndesmosis is essential. We analyzed cross-sectional computed tomography (CT) scans of the foot and ankle to identify precise screw positions for the treatment of syndesmotic injuries. A total of 134 calcaneal fractures with intact tibiofibular syndesmosis were enrolled in this retrospective study...
September 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888405/anatomic-locking-plate-for-displaced-intraarticular-calcaneal-fracture-design-and-application
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Chia-Hung Chu, Yan-Yu Chen, Kang-Ping Lin, Wen-Chuan Chen, Pei-Yuan Lee
Calcaneal fracture can lead to long-term disability and have a considerable economic effect. Most calcaneal fractures are intraarticular fractures involving the posterior facet of the subtalar joint. Treating displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures is complicated because of the lack of an optimal treatment option. Internal fixation typically involves screw-and-plate implants, which can be unfavorable owing to the lack of an anatomic design and the intraoperative bending required for the plate to contour to the irregular surface of the calcaneus...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888404/expert-tibial-nails-for-treating-distal-tibial-fractures-with%C3%A2-soft%C3%A2-tissue%C3%A2-damage-a-patient-series
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Zhenhai Wang, Yiheng Cheng, Dajiang Xin, Tong Liu, Wenqing Qu, Dan Wang, Yong Zhao, Jingjing Zhao
Distal tibial fractures with soft tissue damage are relatively difficult to treat. We assessed the outcomes of patients with these fractures treated with Expert Tibial Nails(®) (DePuy Synthes, Raynham, MA) from March 2012 to December 2014. At 6 months postoperatively, the general health quality of patients was assessed using operative time, interval to return to work, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle scale score, pain measured using a visual analog scale, and short-form health outcomes 36-item survey physical functioning and mental health dimension scores...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888229/changes-in-ankle-joint-motion-after-supramalleolar-osteotomy-a-cadaveric-model
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Hak Jun Kim, Eui Dong Yeo, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon-Hyuck Lee, Yeon Soo Lee, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: Malalignment of the ankle joint has been found after trauma, by neurological disorders, genetic predisposition and other unidentified factors, and results in asymmetrical joint loading. For a medial open wedge supramalleolar osteotomy(SMO), there are some debates as to whether concurrent fibular osteotomy should be performed. We assessed the changes in motion of ankle joint and plantar pressure after supramalleolar osteotomy without fibular osteotomy. METHODS: Ten lower leg specimens below the knee were prepared from fresh-frozen human cadavers...
September 9, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880606/fibular-lengthening-osteotomy-to-correct-a-malunited-ankle-fracture-using-fresh-frozen-femoral-head-allograft
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Harry J Visser, Khawar Malik, Robert A Djali
Malreduction of a distal fibular fracture can lead to degenerative changes in the ankle joint. Previous studies have shown that the selective use of various fibular reconstructive osteotomies may halt the progression of degenerative arthritis by restoring the normal tibiotalar contact area and decreasing the stresses on the articular cartilage. In this case report, we achieved alignment with restoration of the talocrural angle and Shenton's line of the ankle using a transfibular osteotomy and an allogeneic fresh-frozen femoral head graft to fill the resultant defect...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878537/arthroscopically-assisted-surgical-fixation-of-a-juvenile-tillaux-fracture-and-implant-removal-a-case-report
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Takahisa Ogawa, Sadanori Shimizu
Juvenile Tillaux fractures are Salter-Hallis III fractures of the distal tibial epiphysis that occur only when the tibial epiphyses are closing. Theoretically, arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation of a juvenile Tillaux fracture can facilitate the accurate reconstruction of the articular surface, using arthroscopic visualization. We treated a girl aged 14 years who had a juvenile Tillaux fracture by using arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation. In order to obtain articular congruency, the screw was inserted under arthroscopic visualization...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877594/a-medial-malleolar-fleck-sign-may-predict-ankle-instability-in-ligamentous-supination-external-rotation-ankle-fractures
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Kenneth Nwosu, Brian Andrew Schneiderman, Stephen Joseph Shymon, Thomas Harris
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint stability dictates treatment in ligamentous supination external rotation ankle injuries (LSERAI). Investigation of the medial structures that support the ankle mortise is critical, and a small avulsion fracture, or "fleck", of the medial malleolus is occasionally encountered. This study aimed to assess the utility of this medial malleolus fleck sign (MMFS) in diagnosing instability requiring surgery in LSERAI. METHODS: This retrospective observational study examined 166 LSERAI at a single level I trauma center...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874066/the-role-of-the-accessory-malleolar-ossicles-and-malleolar-avulsion-fractures-in-lateral-ankle-ligament-reconstruction
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Matthew M Reiner, Jonathan J Sharpe
While it is well known that ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the United States, predictive factors regarding failure of conservative treatment are not well known. There are many biomechanical and epidemiological factors that play a role in recurrence and failure of conservative treatment, but most cases are able to be treated with immobilization and/or rest, ice, elevation, physical therapy, and bracing. We propose that one important risk factor is often overlooked simply due to the fact that a vast majority of these cases resolve without the need for surgery...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872035/prevalence-and-severity-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-patient-with-heel-pressure-ulcer-a-retrospective-study-of-42-patients
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Guillaume Tisserand, Nora Zenati, Christophe Seinturier, Sophie Blaise, Gilles Pernod
Heel pressure ulcer is a major complication in elderly hospitalized patients. The association with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which is also a frequent disease in this population is poorly known. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients with heel pressure ulcer. Patients referred to the vascular medicine department for heel pressure ulcer from October 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. The assessment of peripheral arterial disease was made with the results of ankle brachial index and/or doppler ultra sound of lower limb arteries...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865579/acute-syndesmotic-instability-in-ankle-fractures-a-review
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REVIEW
W J van Zuuren, T Schepers, A Beumer, I Sierevelt, A van Noort, M P J van den Bekerom
Ankle fractures are among the most common fracture types, and 10% of all ankle fractures lead to accessory syndesmotic injury. An injury that is challenging in every respect is syndesmotic instability. Since the range of diagnostic techniques and the therapeutic options is extensive, it still is a controversial subject, despite the abundance of literature. This review aimed to summarize the current knowledge on syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures and to formulate some recommendations for clinical practice...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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