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Andreas Wannhoff, Christopher Hofmann, Benjamin Meier, Dieter Birk, Karel Caca
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December 11, 2018: Endoscopy
C M Clarke, V T Fok, J A Gustafson, M D Smyth, A E Timms, C D Frazar, J D Smith, C B Birgfeld, A Lee, R G Ellenbogen, J S Gruss, R A Hopper, M L Cunningham
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November 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
S Linder, G Linder, C Månsson
PURPOSE: de Garengeot's hernia is a rare entity in which the appendix is located within a femoral hernia and is almost invariably encountered incarcerated in an emergency setting with concomitant appendicitis. In the literature, there are mostly single-case reports. The purpose of the present study was to perform a review of the literature to study the incidence, pathogenesis, demographics, clinical presentation, laboratory and radiological investigations, differential diagnosis, delay in diagnosis and treatment, operative findings, surgical technique, histological findings, the postoperative course, use of antibiotics, and complications regarding de Garengeot's hernia...
December 7, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Sofia Pihl, Eva Uustal, Marie Blomberg
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: No measurements are available for diagnosing the extent of obstetric lacerations. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between the anovaginal distance (AVD) measured with transperineal ultrasound immediately after delivery and external anal sphincter injury. A secondary aim was to assess whether the palpated perineal thickness was associated with the AVD. METHODS: A prospective observational study of 150 primiparous women at the University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden...
December 10, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
C Horteur, A Forli, D Corcella, R Pailhé, G Lateur, D Saragaglia
INTRODUCTION: Damage to the common peroneal nerve is the most frequent nerve injury in lower limb traumas. Our objective was to assess the motor and sensory recovery levels and the functional outcomes after remedial surgery for common peroneal nerve trauma, through either neurolysis, direct suture or nerve graft. METHODS: This is a transversal, observational study of a monocentric cohort of 20 patients who underwent surgery between January 2004 and June 2016, which included 16 men and 4 women whose median age was 35 ± 11 years...
December 7, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Roxana Buzatu, Riham Nagib, Mădălina Dincă, Anca Silvia Vâlceanu, Camelia Alexandrina Szuhanek
Maxillary expansion is one of the earliest methods of obtaining space used in the field of orthodontics. Maturing craniofacial sutures along with the increase in bone density and rigidity are main causes of high resistance of the maxilla to transversal expansion forces applied to the midpalatal suture through orthodontic appliances. Fifty-three patients, with a mean age of 16.4 years and a diagnosed transverse plane orthodontic anomaly were included in this study and divided in two groups: male group and female group...
2018: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Natsuko Kakudo, Masayasu Takegawa, Masakatsu Hihara, Naoki Morimoto, Hiromu Masuoka, Kenji Kusumoto
For medial canthal tendon reattachment, many kinds of surgical technique have previously been reported. They are complicated and generally require technical skill and prolonged operating times. We, for the first time, describe a novel device, the Caraji Anchor Suture System, used for reattaching the medial canthal tendon to the medial orbital wall after removal of squamous cell carcinoma. The medial canthal tendon was excellently fixed with this rapid and simple method. No complications, such as local infection or exposure, have occurred up to the present...
October 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Samy Bouaicha, Karl Wieser, Florian Grubhofer
Finding the way back into the glenohumeral space after a time-consuming rotator cuff reconstruction is not always easy because of swelling of the surrounding soft tissues. We present a safe and quick technical tip on how to reintroduce the arthroscope by means of a transarticular suture. After primary work in the glenohumeral space is performed and before the arthroscope is withdrawn from the joint, a monofilament suture is channeled from the anterior working portal through the glenohumeral joint to exit from the posterior portal...
November 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Michael G Saper
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common among adolescent athletes and are rising with increased participation in higher level athletics at earlier ages. In these young patients, often with open physes, soft tissue grafts continue to be the primary graft choice for ACL reconstruction. Reinjury continues to be a concern in this high-risk age group, with failure rates 2 to 3 times higher than in adults. Recently, primary ACL reconstruction with suture tape augmentation/reinforcement has been described in both hamstring autografts and allografts...
November 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Joong-Bae Seo, Kang Heo, Seong-Jun Kim, Jae-Uk Jung, Jae-Sung Yoo
An arthroscopic technique for the surgical treatment of acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries is presented in this study. This procedure aims to achieve both vertical and horizontal stability through the healing of both coracoclavicular (CC) and AC ligaments. As a routine maneuver, arthroscopic CC stabilization was applied using the dog bone button to obtain only vertical stability. Additional arthroscopic AC joint fixation with suture tape augmentation is simple and easy and provides a safe technique to achieve horizontal stability of the joint and to increase the vertical stability to minimize the complications of standard CC reconstruction techniques...
November 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Jose Maria Silberberg Muiño, Alessandro Nilo Fulvi, Martin Gimenez, Jose Ramon Muina Rullan
The current understanding of the biomechanical role of the meniscus, in conjunction with the increasing efforts to achieve its preservation within the orthopaedic community during treatment of meniscal lesions, has prompted the development of different meniscal repair techniques. The outside-in technique is recommended for anterior horn and middle-segment meniscal tears and has been recognized as a low-cost procedure with a low incidence of complications. Diverse modifications of this technique have been published over the past decade...
November 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Somsak Kuptniratsaikul, Thun Itthipanichpong, Vanasiri Kuptniratsaikul
Acute partial injury of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a challenging condition without a standard treatment. Although ACL reconstruction provided a better outcome previously, recent studies have shown that preserving the ACL stump yields promising results in terms of better vascularization, proprioception, and ligamentization. ACL augmentation is becoming more popular. Therefore, we propose a technique to augment an acute partial ACL injury with synthetic suture material to stabilize the unstable cruciate ligament...
November 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Jovan R Laskovski, Jason A Boyd, Eric E Peterson, Jeffrey S Abrams
Superior capsular reconstruction is a powerful tool for the treatment of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. Several authors have described this evolving technique. Issues of graft sizing, graft passage, graft tensioning, and suture management make this a challenging procedure even in the hands of experienced shoulder surgeons. We describe our arthroscopic technique for superior capsular reconstruction using nonirradiated human acellular dermis. We introduce several techniques for graft passage and tensioning that may help to simplify this challenging procedure and make it more reproducible...
November 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Koji Hirano, Hidenori Tanaka, Kumiko Kato, Kaoru Araki-Sasaki
Background: Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is indicated to correct high astigmatism in patients with keratoconus (KC) and no evidence of Descemet's membrane rupture. However, some patients with KC experience graft rejection-like inflammatory reactions within 2 months (usually in the first week) after DALK. The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics and influencing factors of these reactions by reviewing the records of patients who underwent DALK or penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) for KC or other corneal problems...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Ji Hun Park, Jong Woong Park
Background: Tears of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) can result in instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and ulnar-sided wrist pain. This study evaluates clinical results of arthroscopic transosseous repair for both proximal and distal components of TFCC tear with DRUJ instability. Materials and Methods: Ten patients who underwent both proximal component and distal component of TFCC repair were retrospectively reviewed. The proximal component of TFCC was repaired through arthroscopic one-tunnel transosseous suture technique, and the combined distal component tear was repaired to the ulnar capsule using same transosseous tunnel in all cases...
November 2018: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
V T Samsonov, A S Ermolov, P A Yartsev, A A Gulyaev, V D Levitsky, I I Kirsanov
AIM: To assess laparoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were 273 patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers who underwent laparoscopy at the Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Care in 2010-2016. Sample included patients with clinical and instrumental diagnosis of perforated gastroduodenal ulcers, suspected hollow organ perforation including perforated ulcer and other acute abdominal diseases followed by perforated ulcer...
2018: Khirurgiia
Yoshifumi Kawanabe, Motoaki Fujimoto, Tsukasa Sato
Objective: To assess the efficacy of cervical open-door laminoplasty by hydroxyapatite implant insertion between the lamina and the lateral mass without suturing. Methods: All patients who underwent cervical open-door laminoplasty with C2/C7 undermining and insertion of hydroxyapatite implants from C3 to C6 were retrospectively evaluated for surgical time and neurological outcomes according to the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score. To assess the alignment of the cervical spine and postoperative cervical pain, the C2-7 angle and a visual analogue scale score were used, respectively...
October 7, 2018: Neurospine
Kexiang Liu, Cuilin Zhu, Xiaomei Zheng, Tiance Wang, Rihao Xu, Zhicheng Zhu, Dan Li, Hulin Piao, Bo Li, Yong Wang, Shudong Zhang, Weihong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to describe a new surgical technique for the treatment of type A aortic dissection (TAAD) and to report the operative outcomes of 154 patients. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical treatment of TAAD is complicated and carries a high mortality risk. To lower this risk, we developed a simplified procedure in which a stent graft was implanted as frozen elephant trunk (FET), and the proximally trimmed vascular graft was sutured from the inside of the aortic arch using the inclusion technique under moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest and antegrade selective cerebral perfusion...
December 10, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Zhenhua Luo, Liming Qing, Zhengbing Zhou, Panfeng Wu, Fang Yu, Juyu Tang
BACKGROUND: The closure of massive skin defects remains challenging, particularly in children. In this report, we describe a technique to achieve primary donor site closure using the kiss deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap for the reconstruction of large soft tissue defects located in the extremities of children. METHODS: From May 2011 to May 2016, a retrospective analysis was conducted on 10 pediatric patients with extensive soft tissue defects and reconstruction with double-skin paddle DIEP flap...
January 2019: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Huiqi Yang, Yiting Liu, Jie Chen, Yingmo Shen
We present our experience in managing mesh infection after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. We analyzed 19 patients with extensive mesh infection treated between 2012 and 2017 via laparoscopic mesh excision after preoperative workup. After mesh removal and insertion of a drain into the preperitoneal space, the peritoneal flap was closed with 3/0 absorbable consecutive suture. The operative course in all patients was uneventful. Sigmoidectomy for a fistula was required in 1 patient. Two patients required a second laparoscopic surgery for infection on the contralateral side and residual mesh around the pubic bone...
December 10, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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