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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903163/ultrasound-imaging-of-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injury
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Arie J van Duijn, Shawn D Felton
The patient was an 18-year-old collegiate baseball pitcher who injured his right throwing elbow during an overhead slider pitch. As a part of a study, preinjury ultrasound images of the throwing arm were obtained 2 weeks prior to the injury. One day postinjury, repeat ultrasound imaging of the medial elbow was performed. The attending team physician ordered a magnetic resonance arthrogram 2 days after injury, which confirmed the presence of a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(12):1086...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896290/do-clinical-results-and-return-to-sport-rates-after-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-differ-based-on-graft-choice-and-surgical-technique
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Brandon J Erickson, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Rachel M Frank, Bernard R Bach, Mark S Cohen, Charles A Bush-Joseph, Brian J Cole, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) has become a common procedure performed in overhead-throwing athletes of many athletic levels. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to determine whether clinical outcomes and return-to-sport (RTS) rates differ among patients undergoing UCLR based on graft choice, surgical technique, athletic competition level, handedness, and treatment of the ulnar nerve. We hypothesized that no differences would exist in clinical outcomes or RTS rates between technique, graft choice, or other variables...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886839/medial-elbow-injuries-in-the-throwing-athlete
#3
REVIEW
Jimmy H Daruwalla, Charles A Daly, John G Seiler
Medial elbow injuries in the throwing athlete are common and increasing in frequency. They occur due to repetitive supraphysiologic forces acting on the elbow during the overhead throw. Overuse and inadequate rest are salient risk factors for injury. Most athletes improve substantially with rest and nonoperative treatment, although some athletes may require surgical intervention to return to play. Because of advances in conservative and surgical treatments, outcomes after medial elbow injury have improved over time...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886832/thumb-injuries-in-athletes
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REVIEW
Tiffany R Kadow, John R Fowler
Thumb injuries are common in athletes and present a challenging opportunity for upper extremity physicians. Common injuries include metacarpal base fractures (Bennett and Rolando types), ulnar and radial collateral ligament injuries, dislocation of the carpometacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joints, and phalanx fractures. This review, although not exhaustive, highlights some of the most common thumb injuries in athletes. The treating physician must balance pressure from athletes, parents, coaches, and executives to expedite return to play with the long-term well-being of the athlete...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849388/competition-level-differences-on-the-lower-quarter-y-balance-test-in-baseball-players
#5
Robert J Butler, Garrett Bullock, Todd Arnold, Phillip Plisky, Robin Queen
CONTEXT: Decreased performance in dynamic balance has previously been associated with a history of ulnar collateral ligament injury in baseball players. Previous research on dynamic balance in soccer players has shown that test performance depends on competition level. However, dynamic balance has yet to be examined in baseball players. OBJECTIVE: To understand normative values and determine differences in dynamic balance, as measured by the Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test, across competition levels in baseball players...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830875/oblique-cord-chorda-obliqua-of-the-forearm-and-muscle-associated-fibrous-tissues-at-and-around-the-elbow-joint-a-study-of-human-fetal-specimens
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Zhe Wu Jin, Yu Jin, Masahito Yamamoto, Hiroshi Abe, Gen Murakami, Ting Feng Yan
In adults, the oblique cord or chorda obliqua separates the origins of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) and flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) muscles from the supinator muscle and elbow joint. This study examined the topographic anatomy of the oblique cord and related muscles in fetuses. Semiserial sections of five mid-term fetuses of gestational age (GA) 14-16 weeks and 12 late-stage fetuses of GA 28-30 weeks were histologically examined and three forearms at GA 30 weeks were macroscopically evaluated. Late-stage fetuses showed a fascial structure between the supinator and FDP muscles...
November 10, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825706/avulsion-fracture-of-the-supinator-crest-as-an-indication-for-a-sustained-posterolateral-sub-luxation-of-the-elbow-a-case-report-anatomical-evaluation-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
D Broekhuis, J H J M Bessems, J W Colaris
The treatment of elbow injuries can be challenging because of the complexity of both anatomy and pathology. We present a rare traumatic avulsion fracture of the supinator crest of the ulna in a 37-year-old patient. Conservative treatment in a long arm cast for four weeks led to satisfactory results. Reproduction of the fracture on a cadaveric elbow clarified that the avulsed fragment holds the insertion of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL). The mechanism of trauma that causes this fracture is a posterolateral (sub) luxation of the elbow, which usually causes the LUCL to rupture, but in rare cases the insertion of this ligament can be avulsed...
November 4, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814945/reconstruction-of-medial-collateral-ligament-defects-with-a-flexor-pronator-fascia-patch-in-complete-open-release-of-stiff-elbows
#8
Shuai Chen, Hede Yan, Wei Wang, Mei Zhang, Kevin A Hildebrand, Cun-Yi Fan
BACKGROUND: Because medial elbow stability is essential for stiff elbow release, surgical techniques have been reported for reconstructing medial elbow stability. However, medial collateral ligament (MCL) defects, caused by inevitable detachment and resection performed for complete release, make the reconstruction more challenging. To our knowledge, no study has evaluated the outcomes after using a flexor-pronator fascia patch in medial elbow reconstruction for open release of stiff elbows...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795946/treatment-of-the-ulnar-nerve-for-overhead-throwing-athletes-undergoing-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Matthew S Conti, Christopher L Camp, Neal S Elattrache, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
Ulnar nerve (UN) injuries are a common complaint amongst overhead athletes. The UN is strained during periods of extreme valgus stress at the elbow, especially in the late-cocking and early acceleration phases of throwing. Although early ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction techniques frequently included routine submuscular UN transposition, this is becoming less common with more modern techniques. We review the recent literature on the sites of UN compression, techniques to evaluate the UN nerve, and treatment of UN pathology in the overhead athlete...
October 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792055/diagnosis-treatment-and-return-to-play-for-four-common-sports-injuries-of-the-hand-and-wrist
#10
Charles A Goldfarb, Sameer K Puri, Michelle Gerwin Carlson
Hand and wrist injuries in the high-level athlete are challenging because they may be underestimated by the patient, family, and team, and return to play may be longer than desired. The needs of the player and the team must be balanced with the long-term functional ramifications of the injury. Four common soft-tissue sports injuries are flexor digitorum profundus avulsion, flexor pulley rupture, extensor carpi ulnaris dislocation, and thumb metacarpophalangeal joint ulnar collateral ligament injury. For each of these injuries, the assessment, treatment, and considerations for return to play should be individualized on the basis of the patient, the sport, and the timing of the injury...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766274/the-relationship-between-humeral-retrotorsion-and-shoulder-range-of-motion-in-baseball-players-with-an-ulnar-collateral-ligament-tear
#11
Bobby Jean S Lee, J Craig Garrison, John E Conway, Kalyssa Pollard, Subhash Aryal
BACKGROUND: Humeral retrotorsion has been investigated in relation to shoulder range of motion (ROM) in healthy baseball players. Currently, there is limited information on the osseous anatomy and development of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears. PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between humeral retrotorsion and shoulder ROM in baseball players with a UCL tear. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Fifty-four baseball players (mean age, 18...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765503/valgus-extension-overload-syndrome-in-adolescent-baseball-players-clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-outcomes
#12
Jin-Young Park, Hyun-Yul Yoo, Seok Won Chung, Seung-Jun Lee, Na Ra Kim, Se-Young Ki, Kyung-Soo Oh
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of valgus extension overload syndrome (VEOS) in adolescent athletes. We evaluated posteromedial compartment pathology, including combined lesions, and reported the surgical outcomes in adolescent baseball players. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 13 male adolescent baseball players (mean age, 15.4 years) who underwent arthroscopic olecranon tip resection (n = 9) or staged operations (arthroscopic olecranon tip resection, followed by medial collateral ligament reconstruction 2 weeks later; n = 4)...
December 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745810/effect-of-ulnar-tunnel-location-on-elbow-stability-in-double-strand-lateral-collateral-ligament-reconstruction
#13
H Mike Kim, Colin R Andrews, Evan P Roush, Gregory I Pace, Gregory S Lewis
BACKGROUND: Double-strand lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction is an effective treatment for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow, but anatomic landmarks for ulnar tunnel placement are often difficult to identify intraoperatively, which potentially can result in a nonanatomic LUCL reconstruction. This study investigated the effect of ulnar tunnel location on joint stability in double-strand LUCL reconstruction. METHODS: PLRI was artificially created in 7 cadaveric elbows, and double-strand LUCL reconstruction was performed...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745805/internet-resources-for-tommy-john-injuries-what-are-patients-reading
#14
Christine C Johnson, Grant H Garcia, Joseph N Liu, Jeffrey G Stepan, Ronak M Patel, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: The quality of medical information on the Internet has come under scrutiny. This study investigates the quality, accuracy, and readability of online information regarding ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries. METHODS: Three search terms ("elbow ulnar collateral ligament injury," "tommy john injury," and "pitcher's elbow") were entered into 3 Internet search engines. Three independent reviewers evaluated the content and accuracy of the information with a set of predetermined scoring criteria...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726751/high-resolution-mr-imaging-and-us-anatomy-of-the-thumb
#15
Udit Rawat, Jennifer L Pierce, Scott Evans, A Bobby Chhabra, Nicholas C Nacey
Despite having many unique anatomic features relative to the other digits, the thumb has received little attention in the radiology literature. The thumb, with its opposable and prehensile abilities, enables fine manual dexterity. However, most radiologists have little familiarity with the structures that allow these dynamic movements, other than their recognition of the role of the ulnar collateral ligament in the setting of gamekeeper injury. High-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging allows optimal assessment of the intricate soft-tissue anatomy of the thumb, which enables thumb flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698632/long-term-outcomes-of-primary-repair-of-chronic-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries
#16
Thomas Christensen, Shumaila Sarfani, Alexander Y Shin, Sanjeev Kakar
Background: The purpose of this study is to evaluate long-term outcomes of ligamentous repair rather than reconstruction for chronic thumb ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries. Methods: Patients at least 15-years status-post repair of a chronic (greater than 6 weeks) UCL tear were contacted for clinical evaluation, radiographs, and postoperative outcome questionnaires, including the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire, visual analog scale (VAS) pain scale, and study-specific questions...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666612/clinical-evaluation-vs-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-skier-s-thumb-a-prospective-cohort-of-30-patients
#17
Mandhkani Mahajan, Christine Tolman, B Würth, Steven J Rhemrev
INTRODUCTION: A skiers thumb, or a partial or complete rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is a clinical diagnosis. Swelling, pain, natural left-right difference and inexperience of a young physician can cause difficulty to correctly diagnose this injury. However, our theory is that any physician, given the correct instructions, should be able to diagnose this injury solely on clinical findings, without the necessity of additional imaging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a large Dutch teaching hospital, physicians (residents with working experience of 6months-3years) working at the ER received instructions for physical examination...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628911/biomechanical-testing-of-the-reconstructed-ulnar-collateral-ligament-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
B M Saltzman, B J Erickson, J M Frank, J D Harris, G P Nicholson, B R Bach, N N Verma, A A Romeo
PURPOSE: The purpose was to perform a systematic review of the literature investigating biomechanical studies of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR) techniques to summarize the most commonly analyzed methods of fixation (at both the ulna and humerus), the degree of elbow flexion at the time of fixation, graft characteristics, and modes of failure with these techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review was performed. All cadaveric biomechanical studies that tested a reconstruction method for UCLR were included...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600570/-chronic-ligamentous-instability-of-the-elbow
#19
M Hackl, T Leschinger, L P Müller, K Wegmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic ligamentous instability of the elbow is an important pathology as it is accompanied with pronounced dysfunction. Moreover, it represents an established risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis. Posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) caused by insufficiency of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is the most common type of chronic elbow instability and is usually a sequel of traumatic elbow dislocation. Chronic overload can lead to insufficiency of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) with subsequent valgus instability, especially in overhead athletes...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591069/-lateral-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-analysis-of-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow
#20
M Hackl, T Leschinger, C Ries, W F Neiss, L P Müller, K Wegmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow is the result of an insufficiency of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL). Lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction represents a well-established treatment method for PLRI. However, recurrent instability remains a problem. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this in-vitro study was to evaluate the posterolateral rotatory stability of the intact elbow, after sectioning of the LCL and after LUCL reconstruction with a triceps tendon autograft and double BicepsButton(TM) fixation...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
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