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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159462/-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-of-the-elbow-in-posttraumatic-and-chronic-ligament-instability
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REVIEW
M Beck, A Wichelhaus, T Mittlmeier
OBJECTIVE: Restoration of ulnar elbow stability in cases of posttraumatic and chronic ulnar ligament instability. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic therapy-resistant ulnar ligament instability of the elbow. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Arthrofibrosis and high-grade elbow arthrosis. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Anatomical reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) with autologous tendon graft (tendons of the palmaris longus muscle and gracilis muscle) in implant-free docking technique...
November 20, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105590/swan-neck-deformity-due-to-chronic-radial-collateral-ligament-injury-of-the-little-finger-proximal-interphalangeal-joint
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Yoshitaka Hamada, Hiroaki Takai, Ryousuke Satoh, Naohito Hibino, Yukiko Ueda, Yoshitaka Minamikawa
We present seven cases of a relatively rare swan neck deformity resulting from chronic radial collateral ligament (RCL) injury of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in the little finger. All patients were middle-aged women (mean 51 years old, range 42-55), and the duration between the initial injury and surgery was 20 years (range 5-40). The chief complaint was painful snapping of the PIP joint. All patients had hyperextension and ulnar deviation of the PIP joint with mobile swan neck deformities that had not improved with conservative treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103848/the-posterior-bundle-s-effect-on-posteromedial-elbow-instability-after-a-transverse-coronoid-fracture-a-biomechanical-study
#3
Dave R Shukla, Elan Golan, Mitch C Weiser, Philip Nasser, Jack Choueka, Michael Hausman
PURPOSE: There has been increased interest in the role of the posterior bundle of the medial collateral ligament (pMUCL) in the elbow, particularly its effects on posteromedial rotatory stability. The ligament's effect in the context of an unfixable coronoid fracture has not been the focus of any study. The purposes of this biomechanical study were to evaluate the stabilizing effect of the pMUCL with a transverse coronoid fracture and to assess the effect of graft reconstruction of the ligament...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100710/functional-outcomes-following-lateral-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-for-symptomatic-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow-in-an-athletic-population
#4
Marina J Rodriguez, Nicholas A Kusnezov, John C Dunn, Brian R Waterman, Kelly G Kilcoyne
HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this investigation was to characterize the functional and surgical outcomes following lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction for posterolateral rotatory instability in an athletic population. METHODS: All US military service members who underwent LUCL reconstruction between 2008 and 2013 were identified. A retrospective chart review was performed, and the prospective Mayo Elbow Performance Score and QuickDASH (short version of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire) score were obtained...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095397/correlation-of-mri-to-arthroscopy-in-the-elbow-thrower-s-elbow-and-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injury
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Michael C Ciccotti, Justin D Stull, Patrick S Buckley, Steven B Cohen
One cannot overstate the importance of a thorough history and physical examination, supplemented with directed imaging, to help pinpoint the exact cause of the athlete's elbow pain. Although plain radiographs should not be overlooked, advanced imaging plays a critical role in diagnosis and management of pathology in the thrower's elbow, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and stress ultrasound. By judiciously combining these elements, the clinician can appropriately manage these injuries in order to successfully return the athlete to their preinjury level of play...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081707/analysis-of-the-pattern-and-mechanism-of-elbow-injuries-related-to-armbar-type-armlocks-in-jiu-jitsu-fighters
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Thiago Bernardo Carvalho DE Almeida, Eiffel Tsuyoshi Dobashi, Alexandre Yukio Nishimi, Eduardo Bernardo DE Almeida, Luciano Pascarelli, Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze elbow injuries and their probable mechanism in Jiu-Jitsu fighters resulting from the armbar-type armlock. METHODS: We evaluated 5 high-performance Jiu-Jitsu fighters from the Gracie Elite gym who were injured during a tournament. All were healthy males with a mean age of 28.8 years. The right arm was involved in three patients (60%). The athletes were followed for approximately 4.6 months, and pain was present in all cases...
September 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065040/a-cadaveric-biomechanical-analysis-of-three-lateral-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstructions
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Aakash Chauhan, Mark E Baratz, Patrick Schimoler, David Ruch, Mark Carl Miller
OBJECTIVE: To biomechanically assess the angular stability provided by three techniques for reconstruction of the LUCL. METHODS: Eight cadaveric elbows were tested with the LCL-C intact, disrupted from the origin at the lateral epicondyle, and reconstructed with three different techniques utilizing ulnar bone tunnels: a suture "lasso" or palmaris longus (PL) tendon "lasso" both docked with a metal button at the origin, and a doubled-over PL tendon docked with metal buttons at both the origin and ulnar insertion...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038920/stener-like-lesion-of-the-lateral-collateral-ligament-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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S Braspenningx, W Rezaie, P Simons
Displaced ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, also known as Stener lesions, are a well-recognized clinical entity, requiring surgical intervention because of the trapped location of the torn lateral collateral ligament superficial to the adductor aponeurosis of the thumb. We report a similar lesion located at the first metatarsophalangeal joint, to our knowledge the first ever described in the literature. In our patient, magnetic resonance imaging showed a full-thickness tear of the lateral collateral ligament of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, as well as a full-thickness tear of the extensor hood, with dislocation of the proximal part of the ruptured lateral collateral ligament to a position superficial to the extensor hood...
October 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027008/lateral-epicondylitis-associations-of-mr-imaging-and-clinical-assessments-with-treatment-options-in-patients-receiving-conservative-and-arthroscopic-managements
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Ji Young Jeon, Min Hee Lee, In-Ho Jeon, Hye Won Chung, Sang Hoon Lee, Myung Jin Shin
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the implications of MR imaging with clinical history in lateral epicondylitis management by evaluating imaging and clinical features in patients with lateral epicondylitis treated conservatively or operatively. METHODS: Sixty patients with lateral epicondylitis treated conservatively (n = 38) or operatively (n = 22) from 2011-2015 were included. MR imaging findings of common extensor tendon (CET), lateral collateral ligament (LCL) complex, muscle oedema, ulnar nerve and elbow joint were reviewed...
October 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993111/the-annular-ligament-revisited
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James W Barnes, Vijit L Chouhan, Nkem C Egekeze, Caroline E Rinaldi, Akin Cil
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the annular ligament have presented confusing information about its anatomy and nomenclature. Cadaver elbow dissections were used to clarify the anatomy and terminology of the annular ligament. METHODS: Nineteen elbows were dissected (7 fresh frozen and 12 embalmed). Target structures were identified, photographed, and measured by independent observers. RESULTS: There are 3 layers to the lateral elbow ligaments: the superficial lateral ulnar collateral and radial collateral ligament; a deeper layer of the superior oblique band (SOB) and inferior oblique band (IOB) of the annular ligament; and the deepest capsular layer...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963384/simultaneous-combined-complete-tear-of-radial-and-ulnar-collateral-ligaments-of-thumb-in-an-adolescent
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Anil K Bhat, Prajwal Prabhudev Mane, Ashwath Acharya, Sandesh Madi
Isolated tear of collateral ligaments of thumb are common but combined injuries of both radial and ulnar collateral ligaments are rare. These cases are reported in athletes involved in high-impact sports. Here, we report a case of a 15-year-old boy with pain at base of the thumb and instability following low-impact sporting activity. On subsequent clinicoradiological assessment, simultaneous combined complete tear of both radial and ulnar collateral ligaments of the thumb was noted. Delayed primary repair of both collateral ligaments was done...
September 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941974/management-of-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injury-in-throwing-athletes-a-survey-of-the-american-shoulder-and-elbow-surgeons
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Daniel J Hurwit, Grant H Garcia, Joseph Liu, David W Altchek, Anthony Romeo, Joshua Dines
BACKGROUND: Amid evidence that the number of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions performed annually is on the rise, there continues to be significant variation among surgeons in the management of UCL injuries. The purpose of this paper was to survey the members of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) to assess current trends related to the comprehensive treatment of athletes presenting with UCL injury. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to the active members of the ASES...
November 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932488/medial-elbow-pain
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REVIEW
Raul Barco, Samuel A Antuña
Medial elbow pain is uncommon when compared with lateral elbow pain.Medial epicondylitis is an uncommon diagnosis and can be confused with other sources of pain.Overhead throwers and workers lifting heavy objects are at increased risk of medial elbow pain.Differential diagnosis includes ulnar nerve disorders, cervical radiculopathy, injured ulnar collateral ligament, altered distal triceps anatomy or joint disorders.Children with medial elbow pain have to be assessed for 'Little League elbow' and fractures of the medial epicondyle following a traumatic event...
August 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927669/are-the-hamstrings-from-the-drive-leg-or-landing-leg-more-active-in-baseball-pitchers-an-electromyographic-study
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Brandon J Erickson, Antonia Zaferiou, Peter N Chalmers, Deana Ruby, Phillip Malloy, Timothy J Luchetti, Nikhil N Verma, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) has become a common procedure among baseball players of all levels. There are several graft choices in performing UCLR, one of which is a hamstring (gracilis or semitendinosus) autograft. It is unclear whether the hamstring muscle from a pitcher's drive leg (ipsilateral side of the UCLR) or landing leg (contralateral side of the UCLR) is more active during the pitching motion. We hypothesized that the landing leg semitendinosus will be more electromyographically active than the drive leg...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902761/care-of-water-polo-players
#15
Jennifer D Stromberg
Water polo is a team sport that combines swimming with overhead throwing and wrestling. This places water polo players at risk for a unique group of illnesses and injuries. In addition to the medical problems and injuries seen in competitive swimmers, water polo players are at risk for a variety of traumatic injuries, including concussions, eye injuries, tympanic membrane perforation, fractures, dislocations, and lacerations. Repetitive overhead throwing also places these athletes at risk for related injuries, such as shoulder problems, including rotator cuff strain and impingement, and elbow problems, such as ulnar collateral ligament injuries, posteromedial impingement, and osteochondritis dissecans of the radial capitellum...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902098/repair-of-the-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-with-suture-tape-augmentation
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Anthony F De Giacomo, Steven S Shin
One of the most commonly injured structures of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint is the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). An acute injury of this ligament is often amenable to primary repair. Despite the favorable outcomes of primary repair, the thumb is often restricted during initial healing of the ligament with immobilization and delayed rehabilitation. We present a novel technique to augment the repair of the UCL with suture tape to provide immediate biomechanical support and strength during the critical time of ligament healing...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888568/in%C3%A2-vivo-3-dimensional-kinematics-of-thumb-carpometacarpal-joint-during-thumb-opposition
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Yohei Kawanishi, Kunihiro Oka, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kiyoshi Okada, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Tsuyoshi Murase
PURPOSE: This study primarily aimed to demonstrate the screw-home rotation of the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint and the function of surrounding ligaments during thumb oppositional motion. METHODS: A 3-dimensional kinematic analysis of the thumb CMC joint was conducted using data derived from computed tomography of 9 healthy volunteers. Scans were obtained in the neutral forearm and wrist position and the thumb in maximum radial abduction, maximum palmar abduction, and maximum opposition...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870128/relationship-of-surgically-repaired-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injury-of-the-thumb-to-the-morphology-of-the-metacarpophalangeal-joint-of-the-thumb
#18
Michael Le, Gary M Lourie, Glenn Gaston
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January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867910/hook-plate-fixation-for-the-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-fracture-avulsion
#19
Ali Tabrizi, Ahmadreza Afshar
During a taekwondo competition, a 20-year-old female competitor injured her left thumb. There was pain, swelling, and tenderness at the ulnar side of the metacarpophalangeal joint. Plain radiography demonstrated an avulsion fracture with a small-size fragment at the base of the proximal phalanx. A mini hook plate was used to repair the lesion. The patient was satisfied with the results and returned to her sports activities after 2 months.
August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866343/clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-treatment-for-posteromedial-elbow-impingement-in-adolescent-baseball-players
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Tetsuya Matsuura, Toshiyuki Iwame, Naoto Suzue, Jyoji Iwase, Shunsuke Tamaki, Kenji Yokoyama, Koichi Sairyo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic treatment in adolescent baseball players with posteromedial elbow impingement. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the clinical outcome of arthroscopic treatment for posteromedial elbow impingement in adolescent baseball players. Patients were eligible for participation if they had undergone surgery at least 2 years earlier and excluded if they had arthritis, loose bodies, osteochondritis dissecans, ulnar collateral ligament tear, flexor/pronator injuries or medial epicondylitis, or nerve problems...
August 30, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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