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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331020/isolated-lower-limb-hypoplasia-secondary-to-congenital-varicella-syndrome-a-rare-occurrence-and-management-of-its-complications
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Sneha Mehta, Willem Schenk, Stephen Kirker, Amit Atrey
Isolated lower limb hypoplasia is a rare consequence of maternal congenital varicella syndrome (CVS). The hypoplastic limb is susceptible to multiple injuries, including fractures, especially if there is associated muscle weakness and lack of sensation. We describe a unique index case of a woman aged 26 years with a background of CVS who presented with a distal femur fracture following a fall onto her insensate, hypoplastic right leg. This report highlights the complexities involved in the diagnosis and management of fractures in patients with an anaesthetic limb, and in particular describes limb amputation as a successful treatment modality for distal femur fractures...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328683/surgical-support-during-the-terrorist-attacks-in-paris-13-november-2015-experience-at-b%C3%A3-gin-military-teaching-hospital
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Olivier Barbier, Brice Malgras, Camille Choufani, Antoine Bouchard, Didier Ollat, Gilbert Versier
BACKGROUND: Recent conflicts have allowed the French Army Health Service to improve management quality for wartime-injured people during military operations. On 13 November 2015, it was in Paris that France was directly attacked and Bégin Military Teaching Hospital, like several hospitals in Paris, had to face a large number of gunshot victims. Thanks to our operational experience, injured people hospitalized in military hospitals benefited from a management based on triage and damage control (DC) principles...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326825/role-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-diabetes-complications-with-special-reference-to-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Sivakamasundari Pichu, Bhoomika M Patel, Subbu Apparsundaram, Ramesh K Goyal
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the major complications of diabetes and about 1% of people with diabetes have to go for lower limb amputation. With better understanding of the pathological basis of DFU, number of biomarkers like atrial natriuretic peptides, galectin-3, and cardiac troponins for diabetic cardiomyopathy, cystatin C for diabetics nephropathy and C-reactive protein for infection and procalcitonin could aid in early and noninvasive diagnosis especially when clinical signs are misleading. Predictive role of novel biomarkers in primary prevention however, requires additional studies considering sex, age and multiple complications in DFU...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324949/muscle-synergy-analysis-in-transtibial-amputee-during-ramp-ascending-activity
#4
P Mehryar, M S Shourijeh, H F Maqbool, M Torabi, A A Dehghani-Sanij
In developed countries, the highest number of amputees are elderly with transtibial amputation. Walking on inclined surfaces is difficult for amputees due to loss of muscle volume and strength thereby transtibial amputees (TA) rely on the intact limb to maintain stability. The aim of this study was to use the concatenated non-negative matrix factorization (CNMF) technique to calculate muscle synergy components and compare the difference in muscle synergies and their associated activation profiles in the healthy and amputee groups during ramp ascending (RA) activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323804/transtibial-amputation-outcomes-study-taos-comparing-transtibial-amputation-with-and-without-a-tibiofibular-synostosis-ertl-procedure
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Michael J Bosse, Saam Morshed, Lisa Reider, William Ertl, James Toledano, Reeza Firoozabadi, Rachel B Seymour, Eben Carroll, Daniel O Scharfstein, Barbara Steverson, Ellen J MacKenzie
The optimal technique for a transtibial amputation in a young, active, and healthy patient is controversial. Proponents of the Ertl procedure (in which the cut ends of the tibia and fibula are joined with a bone bridge synostosis) argue that the residual limb is more stable which confers better prosthetic fit and improved function especially among high-performing individuals. At the same time, the Ertl procedure is associated with longer operative and healing time and may be associated with a higher complication rate compared with the standard Burgess procedure...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323802/outcomes-after-severe-distal-tibia-ankle-and-or-foot-trauma-comparison-of-limb-salvage-versus-transtibial-amputation-outlet
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Michael J Bosse, David Teague, Lisa Reider, Joshua L Gary, Saam Morshed, Rachel B Seymour, James Toledano, Lisa K Cannada, Barbara Steverson, Daniel O Scharfstein, Jason Luly, Ellen J MacKenzie
Severe foot and ankle injuries are complex and challenging to treat, often requiring multiple operations to salvage the limb contributing to a prolonged healing period. There is some evidence to suggest that early amputation for some patients may result in better long-term outcomes than limb salvage. The challenge is to identify the regional injury burden for an individual that would suggest a better outcome with an amputation. The OUTLET study is a prospective, multicenter observational study comparing 18-month outcomes after limb salvage versus early amputation among patients aged 18-60 years with severe distal tibia, ankle, and foot injuries...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323800/section-2-limb-salvage-and-amputation-after-major-lower-limb-trauma
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April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320228/living-as-a-person-using-a-lower-limb-prosthesis-in-nepal
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Anna Järnhammer, Beatrice Andersson, Prakash Raj Wagle, Lina Magnusson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore experiences of persons in Nepal using lower-limb prostheses, in relation to specific articles in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that consider mobility, education, health, rehabilitation, and work and employment. METHOD: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 persons using lower limb prostheses. Content analysis was applied to the data. RESULTS: Six themes emerged: The lower-limb prosthesis is essential for mobility and daily life; Limited mobility in challenging terrain and request for reduced pain when using prosthesis; Difficulties in finding and sustaining employment emphasized the importance of vocational training; Appreciation of comprehensive rehabilitation together with other persons with amputations, but covering related costs is a struggle; Satisfied with health care, but concerned that it creates debt and dependence upon others; and finally, Limited ability creates negative self-image and varied attitudes in other people...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319874/an-event-related-potential-study-on-the-time-course-of-mental-rotation-in-upper-limb-amputees
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Yuanyuan Lyu, Xiaoli Guo, Robin Bekrater-Bodmann, Herta Flor, Shanbao Tong
OBJECTIVE: Mental rotation of body parts involves sequential cognitive processes, including visual processing, categorization and the mental rotation process itself. However, how these processes are affected by the amputation of a limb is still unclear. METHODS: Twenty-five right upper-limb amputees and the same number of matched healthy controls participated in a hand mental rotation task. Thirty-two-channel electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded and the event-related potentials (ERPs) were analyzed...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318740/upper-limb-dimelia
#10
Takehiko Takagi, Ayano Nojiri, Atsuhito Seki, Shinichiro Takayama, Masahiko Watanabe
A patient with upper limb dimelia including a double scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna, 11 metacarpals and digits (5 on the superior side, 6 on the inferior side) was treated with a simple amputation of the inferior limb resulting in cosmetic improvement and maintenance of range of motion in the preserved limb. During the amputation, the 2 limbs were found to be anatomically separate except for the ulnar nerve, which, in the superior limb, bifurcated into the sensory branch of radial nerve in the inferior limb, and the brachial artery, which bifurcated into the radial artery...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318419/preparing-youth-with-cancer-for-amputation-a-systematic-review
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Caitlyn A Loucas, Sarah R Brand, Sima Zadeh Bedoya, Anna C Muriel, Lori Wiener
Children and adolescents who require limb amputation as part of cancer treatment face many physical and emotional challenges. Preparatory interventions may serve to facilitate positive coping and improve long-term adjustment during pediatric cancer treatment, including decreasing anxiety and post-operative distress. This review aimed to examine and identify the type and degree of psychosocial preparation provided to the child with cancer and family prior to amputation. Electronic databases including Embase, PubMed, and PsycINFO were searched for relevant research articles...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318394/effect-of-foot-and-ankle-immobilization-on-able-bodied-gait-as-a-model-to-increase-understanding-about-bilateral-transtibial-amputee-gait
#12
Antonia Nepomuceno, Matthew J Major, Rebecca Stine, Steven Gard
BACKGROUND: The anatomical foot-ankle complex facilitates advancement of the stance limb through foot rockers and late-stance power generation during walking, but this mechanism is altered for persons with bilateral transtibial amputation when using passive prostheses. OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of bilateral foot and ankle immobilization on able-bodied gait to serve as a model for understanding gait of persons with bilateral transtibial amputation and associated compensatory mechanisms...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318387/a-qualitative-study-of-the-challenges-of-providing-pre-prosthetic-rehabilitation-in-rural-south-africa
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Liezel Ennion, Anton Johannesson Johannesson
BACKGROUND: There is a known shortage of rehabilitation staff in rural settings and a sharp increase in the number of lower limb amputations being performed. A lack of adequate pre-prosthetic rehabilitation will result in worse physical and psychological outcomes for a person with a lower limb amputation, and they will not be eligible to be fitted with a prosthesis. OBJECTIVE: To explore therapists' experiences with providing pre-prosthetic rehabilitation in a rural setting...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314214/gait-biomechanics-following-lower-extremity-trauma-amputation-vs-reconstruction
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Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Daniel J Stinner, John R Fergason, Jason M Wilken
BACKGROUND: Surgical advances have substantially improved outcomes for individuals sustaining traumatic lower extremity injury. Injuries once requiring lower limb amputation are now routinely managed with limb reconstruction surgery. However, comparisons of functional outcomes between the procedures are inconclusive. PURPOSE: To compare gait biomechanics after lower limb reconstruction and transtibial amputation. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals with unilateral lower limb reconstruction wearing a custom ankle-foot orthosis (Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis), 24 with unilateral, transtibial amputation, and 24 able-bodied control subjects underwent gait analysis at a standardized Froude speed based on leg length...
February 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303959/altered-microstructure-rather-than-morphology-in-the-corpus-callosum-after-lower-limb-amputation
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Zhichao Li, Chuanming Li, Lingzhong Fan, Guangyao Jiang, Jixiang Wu, Tianzi Jiang, Xuntao Yin, Jian Wang
The corpus callosum (CC) has been implicated in the reorganization of the brain following amputation. However, it is unclear which regions of the CC are involved in this process. In this study, we explored the morphometric and microstructural changes in CC subregions in patients with unilateral lower limb amputation. Thirty-eight patients and 38 age- and gender-matched normal controls were included. The CC was divided into five regions, and the area, thickness and diffusion parameters of each region were investigated...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302263/lower-limb-amputation-in-germany
#16
Knut Kröger, Christian Berg, Frans Santosa, Nasser Malyar, Holger Reinecke
BACKGROUND: Declining amputation rates have been reported in multiple countries in recent years. It is not yet known whether amputation rates have declined in Germany as well. METHODS: On the basis of DRG (diagnosis-related group) data, we received a list from the German Federal Statistical Office of all major and minor amputations documented in German hospitals from 2005 to 2014. Changes over this period were studied with linear regression. RESULTS: The absolute number of amputations per year in Germany rose slightly from 55 689 in 2005 to 57 637 (+3...
February 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298297/angiogenic-mechanisms-of-human-cd34-stem-cell-exosomes-in-the-repair-of-ischemic-hindlimb
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Prabhu Mathiyalagan, Yaxuan Liang, David Kim, Sol Misener, Tina Thorne, Christine Kamide, Ekaterina Klyachko, Douglas W Losordo, Roger J Hajjar, Susmita Sahoo
Rationale: Paracrine secretions appear to mediate therapeutic effects of human CD34(+) stem cells locally transplanted in patients with myocardial and critical limb ischemia as well as in animal models. Earlier, we had discovered that paracrine secretion from human CD34(+) cells contains pro-angiogenic, membrane-bound nano-vesicles called exosomes (CD34Exo). Objective: Here, we investigated the mechanisms of CD34Exo-mediated ischemic tissue repair and therapeutic angiogenesis by studying their miRNA content and uptake...
March 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296671/the-use-of-thrombolytic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-frostbite-injury
#18
Allyson Wexler, Sarah Zavala
Frostbite can lead to severe consequences including loss of digits and limbs. One of the mechanisms of frostbite includes vascular thrombosis. The use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in frostbite has been shown to be effective in case reports and small prospective studies. A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients admitted for frostbite between January 2008 and April 2015, and six patients were identified as having received treatment with intravenous tPA. Patients received an initial bolus dose followed by a 6-hour infusion of tPA...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296239/stent-placement-in-the-superficial-femoral-and-proximal-popliteal-arteries-with-the-innova-self-expanding-bare-metal-stent-system
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Richard J Powell, Michael R Jaff, Herman Schroë, Andrew Benko, Juan Diaz-Cartelle, Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck
OBJECTIVES: The SuperNOVA trial was designed to evaluate performance of the Innova Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) for treating lesions in the femoropopliteal arteries. METHODS: Patients with chronic lower limb peripheral artery disease (Rutherford category 2, 3, or 4) and atherosclerotic lesions in the native superficial femoral and/or proximal popliteal artery (lengths 30-190 mm) were enrolled in this single-arm, multinational study...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294663/-role-of-the-homograft-bypass-in-extremity-inferior-s-reconstructions
#20
Zsuzsa Nagy, Zoltán Oláh, Judit Kókai, Anna Barbara Molnár, Ágnes Laczkó, Gábor Viktor Szabó, Viktória Juhász, Dávid Garbaisz, Márton Berczeli, Zsófia Sztupinszky, Zoltán Szeberin
INTRODUCTION: Vascular homografts are used for limb salvage in cases of graft infection after previous reconstructive vascular surgery or inadequate autologous veins. During multi-organ donation the thoracic aorta segment, aortic bifurcation, iliac arteries, femoral arteries, popliteal arteries, femoral veins and greater saphenous veins can be harvested. Our aim was to optimize the use of homografts by analyzing the results of previous procedures. METHODS: The patient information was processed retrospectively, using the clinical computer system...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
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