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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529014/comparative-prospective-study-between-medial-and-lateral-distal-tibial-locking-compression-plates-for-distal-third-tibial-fractures
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Sandeep Garg, Vikram Khanna, Mahaveer Prashad Goyal, Narendra Joshi, Amrut Borade, Ishan Ghuse
PURPOSE: Tibial fracture is the most common long bone fracture. Distal third tibial fractures are challenging though open reduction and plating can result in anatomical reduction and rigid fixation. This paper aimed to evaluate and compare the results of medial and lateral locking compression plates for distal third tibial fractures. METHODS: This prospective clinical study involved 36 patients with distal tibial fractures admitted in Department of Orthopaedics, Sawai Mansingh Medical College & Affiliated Hospital, Jaipur, India, from June 2011 to May 2012, including 29 closed fractures and 7 open fractures at the mean age of 38...
April 14, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515749/thromboembolic-complications-after-an-ankle-joint-open-fracture-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-the-lower-limbs
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Tomasz Stankowski, Sleiman Sebastian Aboul-Hassan, Piotr Stępiński, Anna Szymańska, Jakub Marczak, Romuald Cichoń
A 55-year-old patient was admitted to the Department of Orthopedics due to an open fracture in the right ankle joint. On the seventh day of hospitalization the patient experienced a transient ischemic attack. During the next day, dyspnea, chest pain and a 'rider' type pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary trunk occluding both pulmonary arteries and its branches were diagnosed. The patient was transferred to the Department of Cardiac Surgery. He underwent pulmonary embolectomy for massive pulmonary, right and left atrial embolism, and left ventricular embolism...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515065/neonatal-vitamin-d-status-from-archived-dried-blood-spots-and-future-risk-of-fractures-in-childhood-results-from-the-d-tect-study-a-population-based-case-cohort-study
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Mina Nicole Händel, Peder Frederiksen, Arieh Cohen, Cyrus Cooper, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann, Bo Abrahamsen
Background: Whether antenatal and neonatal vitamin D status have clinical relevance in fracture prevention has not been examined extensively, although observational studies indicate that fetal life may be a sensitive period in relation to bone growth and mineralization during childhood.Objective: We examined whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3] concentrations in stored neonatal dried blood spot (DBS) samples are associated with pediatric fracture risk. We hypothesized that in particular, low neonatal vitamin D status may be a risk factor for fracture incidence among children...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514526/direct-medial-approach-in-surgical-fixation-of-fractures-in-the-posterior-aspect-of-the-medial-malleolus
#4
Ang Chay-You, Ling Marcus, Koh Joyce Suang-Bee, Howe Tet-Sen
BACKGROUND: Fractures in the posterior aspect of the medial malleolus form an important subset of ankle fractures and the indications for fixation include involvement of > 25% of the articular surface or an articular step off by > 2mm. Several approaches have been described but there has been no recent study on the direct medial approach. METHODS: Five fresh frozen cadaveric ankles were dissected using the direct medial approach. A longitudinal incision of 10cm was centered directly over the medial malleolus and deepened straight down to the bone...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511569/weightbearing-vs-gravity-stress-radiographs-for-stability-evaluation-of-supination-external-rotation-fractures-of-the-ankle
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Angela Seidel, Fabian Krause, Martin Weber
BACKGROUND: Isolated lateral malleolar fractures may result from a supination-external rotation (SER) injury of the ankle. Stable fractures maintain tibiotalar congruence due to competent medial restraints and can be treated nonoperatively with excellent functional results and long-term prognosis. Stability might be assessed with either stress radiographs or weightbearing radiographs. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients with closed SER fractures (presumed AO 44-B1) were prospectively enrolled from 2008 to 2015...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511467/chaput-tubercle-fracture-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-report
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Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Vikram Patidar, Satya Prakash Singh
Chaput tubercle fracture occurs at the antero-lateral position of the distal tibia in adult as a counterpart of adolescent Tillaux fracture. It is a case of adult male which presented to us with onset of acute pain, swelling and restricted movements of ankle after a road side accident. A clinical diagnosis of Chaput tubercle fracture was established after a CT-scan. The displaced fracture was managed by open reduction and internal fixation by screw. At the end of follow up, the foot and ankle ability score measured...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509831/fibular-nailing-did-not-differ-from-standard-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-unstable-ankle-fractures-in-elderly-patients
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Steven B Weinfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509686/accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-pediatric-ankle-sprain-injuries
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Sarah Jones, Keith Colaco, Jason Fischer, Jennifer Stimec, Charisse Kwan, Kathy Boutis
OBJECTIVES: In children with radiograph fracture-negative lateral ankle injuries, the main objective of this pilot study was to explore the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performed by a pediatric emergency physician in diagnosing anterior talofibular ligament injuries, radiographically occult distal fibular fractures, and effusions compared with reference standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: This was a prospective cohort pilot study...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505593/foot-ankle-complex-injury-risk-curves-using-calcaneus-bone-mineral-density-data
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Narayan Yoganandan, Sajal Chirvi, Liming Voo, Nicholas DeVogel, Frank A Pintar, Anjishnu Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: Biomechanical data from post mortem human subject (PMHS) experiments are used to derive human injury probability curves and develop injury criteria. This process has been used in previous and current automotive crashworthiness studies, Federal safety standards, and dummy design and development. Human bone strength decreases as the individuals reach their elderly age. Injury risk curves using the primary predictor variable (e.g., force) should therefore account for such strength reduction when the test data are collected from PMHS specimens of different ages (age at the time of death)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504809/effect-of-lymphedema-treatment-for-management-of-acute-pilon-fractures
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John M Whatley, James A Lalonde, Craig C Greene, Kevin B Riche, Danielle M Tatum
Pilon fractures are high-energy injuries that often result in considerable edema and compromise of the soft tissue envelope of the ankle. These injuries are typically staged with an external fixator until the soft tissue is amenable for definitive fixation. This study was conducted to determine the effects of lymphedema treatment for the management of pilon fractures. Patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of pilon fractures between 2007 and 2014 at the authors' level II trauma center were identified by Current Procedural Terminology codes indicative of placement of an external fixator (20690) and open reduction and internal fixation of a pilon fracture (27826, 27827, or 27828)...
May 15, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503349/medial-malleolar-fractures-an-anatomic-survey-determining-the-ideal-screw-length
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P J Labronici, R E Pires, M V Franco, R Freitas, G C Araújo, R S Pires E Albuquerque, V S Gameiro, K Jeray
BACKGROUND: Medial malleolar fractures are frequent, and their treatment is familiar to the orthopedic surgeon. Lag screw fixation using partially threaded screws remains the standard treatment method for medial malleolar fractures. However, the literature lacks a defined method for selecting lag screw length, relying more so on the empiric choice of the surgeon. AIM: The aim of this study is to help define the ideal lag screw length for medial melleolar fracture fixation...
September 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502602/uncontacted-tire-explosion-causing-trauma-to-bilateral-lower-extremities-a-case-report
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Ming-Yang Yu, Yun Su, Xiang-Jun Meng, Bo-Wu Luan, Gui-Shan Gu, Qiang Sun, De-Wei Zhao
It is uncommon for tire explosion related injuries on the lower extremity. The bilateral lower extremities were injured by tire explosion when the patient was seated in a bus. She sustained an open fracture with partial bone loss in the right calcaneus (a comminuted fracture in the right ankle joint) and a closed comminuted fracture in the left tibia and fibula. This damage was caused by uncontacted tire explosion, thanks to a thick floor between the exploded tire and the patient's feet. This type of injury on lower extremity caused by uncontacted tire explosion was uncommon...
March 16, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501960/a-modified-minimally-invasive-technique-for-intra-articular-displaced-calcaneal-fractures-fixed-by-transverse-and-axial-screws
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K C Kapil Mani, Parimal Acharya, R C Dirgha Raj, Bandhu Ram Pangeni, Arun Sigdel, Suman Babu Marahatta
The management of displaced, intra-articular calcaneal fracture represents a surgical challenge to even an experienced orthopedic surgeon. Plate osteosynthesis using an extended lateral approach is complicated by soft tissue problems, while those treated by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning cannot address all the intra-articular fragments sufficiently. The objective of our study is to evaluate restoration of subtalar joint and long-term functional outcomes in intra-articular displaced calcaneal fractures treated with transverse subcondral screws through a small incision on lateral aspect of calcaneus and percutaneously placed axial screws through the calcaneal tuberosity...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493041/the-sinus-tarsi-approach-in-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
#14
Jin Park, Jin Ho Che
INTRODUCTION: Although the extended lateral approach is typically considered the gold standard of treatment for intra-articular calcaneal fractures, a limited lateral approach may be a good alternative in select cases. METHODS: Forty-seven consecutive patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures treated using the sinus tarsi approach between March 2010 and April 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The functional outcomes [including arc range of motion, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score, and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle/hindfoot (AOFAS) score], bony outcomes (bony restoration and bony union), and complications were evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487101/epidemiology-of-extremity-fractures-in-the-netherlands
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M S H Beerekamp, R J O de Muinck Keizer, N W L Schep, D T Ubbink, M J M Panneman, J C Goslings
INTRODUCTION: Insight in epidemiologic data of extremity fractures is relevant to identify people at risk. By analyzing age- and gender specific fracture incidence and treatment patterns we may adjust future policy, take preventive measures and optimize health care management. Current epidemiologic data on extremity fractures and their treatment are scarce, outdated or aiming at a small spectrum of fractures. The aim of this study was to assess trends in incidence and treatment of extremity fractures between 2004 and 2012 in relation to gender and age...
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483358/induced-membrane-technique-combined-with-two-stage-internal-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-tibial-osteomyelitis-defects
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Fei Luo, Xiaohua Wang, Shulin Wang, Jingshu Fu, Zhao Xie
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of induced membrane technique combined with two-stage internal fixation in the treatment of tibial osteomyelitis defects. METHODS: A retrospective analyses for 67 cases of tibialosteomyelitis defects were admitted to our department between September 2012 to February 2015, which were treated with induced membrane technique. At the first stage, implanted with a PMMA cement spacer in the defects after radical debridement and fixed with reconstructive locked plate...
April 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479162/comparison-of-the-outcomes-between-headless-cannulated-screw-fixation-and-fixation-using-a-locking-compression-distal-ulna-hook-plate-in-fracture-of-fifth-metatarsal-base
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Jun-Beom Kim, In-Soo Song, Byeong-Seop Park, Chi-Hoon Ahn, Cheol-U Kim
The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the clinical and radiologic results of internal fixation with a headless cannulated screw versus a locking compression distal ulna hook plate for fractures at the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, zone 1. From April 2012 to April 2015, 30 cases (29 patients) were retrospectively evaluated. The mean follow-up period was 13 months. The patients were divided into 2 groups stratified by the fixation method: screw (group A, n = 15) or plate (group B, n = 15)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477994/standardised-virtual-fracture-clinic-management-of-radiographically-stable-weber-b-ankle-fractures-is-safe-cost-effective-and-reproducible
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S F Bellringer, K Brogan, L Cassidy, J Gibbs
BACKGROUND: Virtual clinics have been shown to be safe and cost-effective in many specialties, yet barriers exist to their implementation in orthopaedics. Ankle fractures are common and therefore represent a significant clinical workload. The aim of this study was to evaluate the management of radiographically stable Weber B ankle fractures using a standardised treatment protocol in a virtual fracture clinic setting, to assess clinical outcomes, any complications and its cost effectiveness...
April 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476402/interposition-of-tibialis-posterior-and-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendons-resulted-in-irreducible-ankle-fracture-dislocation
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Amir Reza Vosoughi, Mark Glazebrook
Irreducible ankle fracture-dislocations are very rare entities. The present case report demonstrates an unusual finding of tibialis posterior and flexor digitorum longus tendons interposed in the tibiofibular joint impairing successful closed reduction of ankle fracture-dislocation. A 45-year-old patient presented with a bimalleolar pronation-external rotation ankle fracture-dislocation after a motorcycle accident. Attempts to perform closed reduction before surgery were unsuccessful. Subsequent urgent open reduction and internal fixation surgical management revealed interposition of the tibialis posterior and flexor digitorum longus tendons in the tibiofibular joint...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476393/is-it-worth-discriminating-against-patients-who-smoke-a-systematic-literature-review-on-the-effects-of-tobacco-use-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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REVIEW
Jason H Kim, Sandeep Patel
Although numerous studies have linked smoking with lower extremity wound and bone healing complications, a comprehensive study on the effects of smoking in foot and ankle surgery has not yet been reported. The purpose of the present study was to report the results of our systemic literature review, identifying the effects of tobacco use on common foot and ankle procedures. The systematic literature review was performed according to guidelines set by the PRIMSA statement (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses)...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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