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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147668/do-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-correlate-with-sleep-disturbance
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Bryan A Reyes, Brandon R Hull, Alexander B Kurth, Nathan R Kukowski, Edward P Mulligan, Michael S Khazzam
Background: Many patients with rotator cuff tears suffer from nocturnal shoulder pain, resulting in sleep disturbance. Purpose: To determine whether rotator cuff tear size correlated with sleep disturbance in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Study Design: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Patients with a diagnosis of unilateral full-thickness rotator cuff tears (diagnosed via magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), a visual analog scale (VAS) quantifying their shoulder pain, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) questionnaire...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146509/isolated-coronal-shear-fracture-of-the-nonossified-humeral-trochlea-in-a-7-year-old-patient
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Michiyo Tomaru, Denju Osada, Kazuya Tamai, Hiroshi Taneichi
Coronal shear fractures of the nonossified humeral trochlea are extremely rare in skeletally immature children. This fracture is difficult to diagnose accurately on routine radiographs. In addition, the mechanism of injury and appropriate treatment methods are unknown. We present the case of a 7-year-old boy who sustained an isolated coronal shear fracture of the nonossified humeral trochlea. Internal fixation of the fracture was performed with 2 K-wires. Two and a half years after surgery, the patient had pain-free active range of motion of the elbow from 0° to 130° with full forearm rotation and magnetic resonance imaging showed healing of the chondral fragment of the trochlea...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146165/preliminary-results-of-arthroscopic-superior-capsule-reconstruction-with-dermal-allograft
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Patrick J Denard, Paul C Brady, Christopher R Adams, John M Tokish, Stephen S Burkhart
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term outcomes of arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) with dermal allograft for the treatment of irreparable massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs). METHODS: A multicenter study was performed on patients undergoing arthroscopic SCR for irreparable MRCTs. The minimum follow-up was 1 year. Range of motion and functional outcome according to visual analog scale (VAS) pain, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and subjective shoulder value (SSV) score were assessed preoperatively and at final follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143868/fishtail-deformity-of-the-distal-humerus-association-with-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-capitellum
#4
Stephen J Lehnert, Matthew R Wanner, Boaz Karmazyn
BACKGROUND: Fishtail deformity is a rare deformity of the humerus exhibiting concavity of the lateral trochlea, resulting in ulnotrochlear joint derangement. We wanted to share our experience that osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum is a common associated complication. OBJECTIVE: To summarize imaging of fishtail deformity in children centered on complications of the radiocapitellar joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the radiology information system, we identified all patients <18 years with the diagnosis of fishtail deformity...
November 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141716/hansen-s-disease-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-crossover-of-clinical-symptoms-a-case-series-of-18-patients-in-the-united-states
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Sarah M Labuda, John S Schieffelin, Jeffrey G Shaffer, Barbara M Stryjewska
Hansen's Disease (HD) is a rare, chronic granulomatous infection of the skin and peripheral nerves caused by the noncultivable organism Mycobacterium leprae. Arthritis is the third most common symptom of HD. Subjects with both confirmed HD on skin biopsy and chronic arthritis were identified at the National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP). We conducted a series of medical chart reviews and extracted and logged personally deidentified data into a database and carried out descriptive analyses. Eighteen of 261 subjects presented to the NDHP with both HD and chronic arthritis between 2001 and 2015...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138892/-partial-and-complete-joint-transplantation-with-fresh-osteochondral-allografts-the-flocsat-concept
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C Krettek, J-D Clausen, N Bruns, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients do not heal well. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage attached to a bone interface, which is brought into an osteochondral defect, where it becomes osseointegrated. According to current knowledge, intact hyaline cartilage tissue is immune privileged and does not, in contrast to bone, meniscus or ligaments, cause an immune reaction. The technique has the unique advantage of transplanting viable, mature and mechanically stable hyaline cartilage into the affected area...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135928/wearable-wide-range-strain-sensors-based-on-ionic-liquids-and-monitoring-of-human-activities
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Shao-Hui Zhang, Feng-Xia Wang, Jia-Jia Li, Hong-Dan Peng, Jing-Hui Yan, Ge-Bo Pan
Wearable sensors for detection of human activities have encouraged the development of highly elastic sensors. In particular, to capture subtle and large-scale body motion, stretchable and wide-range strain sensors are highly desired, but still a challenge. Herein, a highly stretchable and transparent stain sensor based on ionic liquids and elastic polymer has been developed. The as-obtained sensor exhibits impressive stretchability with wide-range strain (from 0.1% to 400%), good bending properties and high sensitivity, whose gauge factor can reach 7...
November 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134660/reliability-of-ct-measurement-of-induced-radioulnar-step-in-dogs-using-a-circle-superimposition-technique
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N J Burton, L Meakin, A Hosworth, K J Parsons
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability of CT measurement of canine elbow axial radioulnar congruence using a duplicated circle superimposition technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT of six cadaveric canine elbows was performed following either: (1) placement of an external fixator on the radius with ostectomy and radial shortening of 1 to 5 mm; (2) radial lengthening of 1 to 5 mm using a radial lengthening system; or, (3) no axial length adjustment. Four observers, on two occasions, blinded to the amount of radial adjustment, placed a circle of best fit of the ulnar trochlear notch on a sagittal image that was duplicated and transposed to the articular contour of the radial head; then the axial distance between circles relative to the dorsal radius was measured...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134042/direct-nerve-sutures-in-extended-upper-obstetric-brachial-plexus-repair
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J Bahm, A Gkotsi, S Bouslama, W El-Kazzi, F Schuind
Background  In rare, selected cases of severe (extended) upper obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), after supraclavicular exposure and distal mobilization of the traumatized trunks and careful neuroma excision, we decided to perform direct nerve coaptation with tolerable tension and immobilized the affected arm positioned in adduction and 90-degree elbow flexion for three weeks. Objectives  We present our surgical technique and preliminary results in a prospective open patient series, including 22 patients (14 right and 8 left side affected) between 2009 and 2016, operated at a mean age of 8...
January 2017: Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132791/in%C3%A2-vitro-kinematic-assessment-of-a-hinged-elbow-orthosis-following-lateral-collateral-ligament-injury
#10
Ranita H Manocha, Graham J W King, James A Johnson
PURPOSE: Elbow lateral collateral ligament injuries (LCLI) are often managed with protected mobilization using a hinged elbow orthosis (HEO). The objective of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of an HEO in stabilizing the elbow following LCLI. METHODS: Seven fresh-frozen cadaveric upper extremity specimens were studied using a custom simulator that enabled elbow motion via computer-controlled actuators and servomotors attached to relevant tendons...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132787/distal-biceps-brachii-tendon-transfer-for-re-establishing-extrinsic-finger-function-feasibility-study-in-cadavers
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Matthew D Welsch, Alexander D Mih, Brock D Reiter, Gregory A Merrell
PURPOSE: To determine the anatomic feasibility of transferring the biceps brachii tendon into either the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) or flexor digitorum profundus (FDP), determine the excursion imparted to EDC and FDP tendons after transfer, and compare the work capacity of the cadaver biceps to previously published data on the biceps as well as the recipient muscles by calculating the physiologic cross-sectional area (PCSA). METHODS: Four fresh-frozen cadaver shoulder-elbow-wrist specimens were used to measure tendon excursion that can be obtained with transfer of the distal biceps tendon into either the EDC or FDP...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130497/ubc-nepal-expedition-acclimatization-to-high-altitude-increases-spinal-motoneurone-excitability-during-fatigue-in-humans
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Luca Ruggiero, Alexandra F Yacyshyn, Jane Nettleton, Chris J McNeil
The fatigue-induced failure of the motor cortex to drive muscles maximally increases in acute hypoxia (AH) compared to normoxia (N) but improves with acclimatization (chronic hypoxia; CH). Despite their importance to muscle output, it is unknown how locomotor motoneurones in humans are affected by hypoxia and acclimatization. Eleven participants performed 16 min of submaximal (25% maximal torque, MVC) intermittent isometric elbow flexions in N, AH (environmental chamber), and CH (7-14 days at 5050 m) (PI O2 =  140, 74, and 76 mmHg, respectively)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129178/cortisone-injections-for-tennis-elbow-should-be-an-avoid-rather-than-a-recommended-procedure
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John W Orchard, Bill Vicenzino
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November 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128862/-simple-repair-of-monteggia-fractures-in-the-cat
#14
D A Koch
Monteggia fractures are rare traumatic injuries in cats and dogs. Ulna repair is mostly achieved by plates. Stable radial head fixation however is challenging. Temporary position screws have to be removed due to rotation forces in the elbow joint causing screw loosening. We present a novel and simple method using a sling technique, which holds the radial head in its physiological position and allows normal elbow movement.
November 2017: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128376/radial-head-replacement-with-a-bipolar-system-an-average-10-year-follow-up
#15
Robert A Sershon, Timothy J Luchetti, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
BACKGROUND: We report the long-term results of a cohort of patients after radial head replacement with a bipolar design and a smooth cementless stem at a mean follow-up of 10.4 years. METHODS: Of 17 possible patients from a previous minimum 2-year follow-up study, 16 were available for review. Patients were assessed using clinical and radiographic examination and with standardized outcome measures. Range of motion, stability, and radiographic evaluation of implant loosening and joint degeneration were assessed...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127653/development-of-a-3d-workspace-shoulder-assessment-tool-incorporating-electromyography-and-an-inertial-measurement-unit-a-preliminary-study
#16
Navid Aslani, Siamak Noroozi, Philip Davenport, Richard Hartley, Mihai Dupac, Philip Sewell
Traditional shoulder range of movement (ROM) measurement tools suffer from inaccuracy or from long experimental setup times. Recently, it has been demonstrated that relatively low-cost wearable inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors can overcome many of the limitations of traditional motion tracking systems. The aim of this study is to develop and evaluate a single IMU combined with an electromyography (EMG) sensor to monitor the 3D reachable workspace with simultaneous measurement of deltoid muscle activity across the shoulder ROM...
November 11, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125866/inconsistent-selection-of-outcomes-and-measurement-devices-found-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-research-an-analysis-of-studies-on-clinicaltrials-gov
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Matthew Thomas Sims, Byron Nice Detweiler, Jared Thomas Scott, Benjamin McKinnley Howard, Grant Richard Detten, Matt Vassar
INTRODUCTION: Recent evidence suggests a lack of standardization of shoulder arthroplasty outcomes. This issue is a limiting factor in systematic reviews. Core outcome set (COS) methodology could address this problem by delineating a minimum set of outcomes for measurement in all shoulder arthroplasty trials. METHODS: A ClinicalTrials.gov search yielded 114 results. Eligible trials were coded on the following characteristics: study status, study type, arthroplasty type, sample size, measured outcomes, outcome measurement device, specific metric of measurement, method of aggregation, outcome classification, and adverse events...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125855/functional-classification-of-grasp-strategies-used-by-hemiplegic-patients
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Alicia García Álvarez, Agnès Roby-Brami, Johanna Robertson, Nicolas Roche
This study aimed to identify and qualify grasp-types used by patients with stroke and determine the clinical parameters that could explain the use of each grasp. Thirty-eight patients with chronic stroke-related hemiparesis and a range of motor and functional capacities (17 females and 21 males, aged 25-78), and 10 healthy subjects were included. Four objects were used (tissue packet, teaspoon, bottle and tennis ball). Participants were instructed to "grasp the object as if you are going to use it". Three trials were video-recorded for each object...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125819/how-successful-are-turkish-orthopedists-in-complying-with-time-limit-in-scientific-presentations
#19
Nadir Yalçın, Enes Uluyardımcı, İbrahim Bozkurt
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the durations of scientific presentations and factors affecting the rates of exceeding the time limit in presentations at 26th Turkish National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology, which is one of Turkey's largest nationally organized orthopedics and traumatology meetings in terms of the numbers of speakers and participators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Speech durations of Turkish orthopedists and the rates of these durations against the durations specified in the schedule were calculated...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123932/hyperphosphatemic-tumoral-calcinosis-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#20
Takeshi Mochizuki, Katsunori Ikari
We report a case of hyperphosphatemic tumoral calcinosis (TC) that occurred after total knee arthroplasty. A 64-year-old Japanese man presented with painful swellings in both shoulders, the left elbow, and the right hip that developed after he underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The pathology of the patient's bone at the time of TKA included a thick osteoid seam with calcareous deposition at the margin of the trabecular bone, which is not generally seen in osteoarthritis. Computed tomography scans of the swollen joints demonstrated leaflet and amorphous calcification masses around the joints...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
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