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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146509/isolated-coronal-shear-fracture-of-the-nonossified-humeral-trochlea-in-a-7-year-old-patient
#1
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/29128862/-simple-repair-of-monteggia-fractures-in-the-cat
#2
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
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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/29122426/anatomical-factors-contributing-to-radial-nerve-excursion-at-the-brachium-a-cadaveric-study
#4
Wayne A Chen, T David Luo, Michael D Wigton, Zhongyu Li
PURPOSE: The radial nerve appears to be more vulnerable to injury in the brachium than the median and ulnar nerves. The underlying mechanism for this increased vulnerability is not well explained. We hypothesize that the radial nerve has less excursion than the median and ulnar nerves because it is anatomically tethered by the lateral intermuscular septum (LIS) and that elbow positioning and LIS release will improve its excursion. METHODS: Eight paired fresh-frozen cadaveric upper extremity specimens were used...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117014/what-s-new-in-pediatric-upper-extremity-sports-injuries
#5
Jennifer J Beck, Connor G Richmond, Marc A Tompkins, Ann Heyer, Kevin G Shea, Aristides I Cruz
BACKGROUND: Sports injuries are common in pediatric and adolescent patients and the evaluation and treatment of these injuries continues to evolve. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive appraisal of the most recent literature, highlighting updates on sports-related upper extremity injuries in pediatric patients. METHODS: An electronic search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases was performed for keywords related to pediatric overhead athletes, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum, medial epicondyle fractures, shoulder instability, and clavicle fractures...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115654/management-of-capitellar-fractures-with-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-using-herbert-screws
#6
Asif Sultan, Omar Khursheed, Mohammad Rafiq Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Kotwal, Qazi Waris Manzoor
BACKGROUND: Capitellar fractures are rare elbow injuries and can cause severe limitation of function if not properly managed. Numerous treatments have evolved, from closed reduction and cast immobilization to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), so as to achieve a stable joint that allows early mobilization. We determined the functional outcomes of treating these fractures with ORIF using Herbert screws via an extensile lateral approach. METHODS: Fifteen patients with capitellar fractures were included in this retrospective study...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111619/incidence-and-cost-of-hospitalisation-of-children-with-injuries-from-playground-equipment-falls-in-new-south-wales-australia
#7
Mia Bierbaum, Kate Curtis, Rebecca Mitchell
AIMS: To describe the epidemiological profile and cost of hospitalised injuries caused by playground equipment falls of children aged 0-14 years, in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: Linked New South Wales hospitalisation data from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2014 were used to describe the incidence of hospitalisation for playground falls, the age-standardised rate of hospitalisation per year, age group and gender, the characteristics of the injured children and the injury incident...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110924/intramedullary-elastic-nailing-of-the-displaced-radial-neck-fractures-in-children
#8
Kenan Koca, Yusuf Erdem, Çağri Neyişci, Ömer Erşen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the clinical and radiological results of 11 patients with Judet type 3 severely displaced radial neck fractures, who were treated with intramedullary elastic nail fixation with the help of percutaneous K-wire reduction maneuver (Métaizeau technique). METHODS: A total of 11 children (4 boys and 7 girls with a mean age of 7.7 (6-10) years) with Judet type 3 radial neck fractures were treated in our clinic between February 2013 and August 2015...
October 27, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110652/open-subpectoral-biceps-tenodesis-in-patients-over-65-does-not-result-in-an-increased-rate-of-complications
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Andreas Voss, Simone Cerciello, Jessica DiVenere, Olga Solovyova, Felix Dyrna, John Apostolakos, David Lam, Mark P Cote, Knut Beitzel, Augustus D Mazzocca
BACKGROUND: Long head biceps tendon pathology is a common cause of anterior shoulder pain and is often associated with other shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis. It is well accepted that older patients are at increased risk for major and minor peri- and postoperative complications. The purpose of this study is to investigate patients over 65 years old who underwent subpectoral biceps tenodesis and compare the complication rates of this group to those of patients younger than 65 years old...
November 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104742/mr-neurography-in-intraosseous-median-nerve-entrapment
#10
Ankita Aggarwal, Manisha Jana, Vijay Kumar, Deep Narayan Srivastava, Kanwaljeet Garg
Intraosseous entrapment of the median nerve is an uncommon complication of elbow dislocation and fractures. The condition is seen to occur in adolescent age group with a remote history of trauma. We report two rare cases of type 2 intraosseous median nerve entrapment. Though the diagnosis of median neuropathy is made with clinical tests and neurophysiological studies, however exact site of entrapment and presurgical mapping of nerve is done accurately with MR neurography. Imaging thus plays a pivotal role in management of this condition...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103848/the-posterior-bundle-s-effect-on-posteromedial-elbow-instability-after-a-transverse-coronoid-fracture-a-biomechanical-study
#11
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/29103824/modified-anterolateral-approach-for-internal-fixation-of-holstein-lewis-humeral-shaft-fractures
#12
Ho Min Lee, Young Sung Kim, Suk Kang, Min Young Lee, Jong Pil Kim
BACKGROUND: The authors modified the anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral shaft fractures using a plating technique to achieve sufficient distal fixation by minimal splitting of the brachioradialis muscle to fix the most distal screws. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of our modified anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral fractures and document clinical and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2014, 18 patients (mean age 35...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099893/acute-shortening-versus-bridging-plate-for-highly-comminuted-olecranon-fractures
#13
Meir Marmor, Keiko Amano, Akira Yamamoto, David Friedberg, Erik McDonald, Eric Meinberg
Severely comminuted olecranon fractures, for which elbow stability becomes the main goal of surgery, remain a challenge for surgeons. We conducted a study to determine the percentage loss of articular surface at which a bridge plating (BP) construct becomes too unstable and an acute shortening (AS) construct is required. The olecranon process of 8 fresh-frozen cadaveric upper limbs was serially resected. At each resection, the simulated fracture was fixed first with BP and then with AS. Stability was tested by performing valgus and varus stress tests at various angles under fluoroscopy...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098354/-total-elbow-arthroplasty-in-traumatic-and-post-traumatic-bone-defects
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M Hackl, L P Müller, T Leschinger, K Wegmann
Total elbow arthroplasty is currently most commonly carried out due to acute trauma or post-traumatic conditions. Bone defects are often present and must be considered in the (pre-)operative workup. The use of semi-constrained prostheses with a systematic cementing technique through a triceps-on approach leads to satisfying clinical results, however, the outcome is worse when compared with rheumatic patients.Primary total elbow arthroplasty for complex distal humerus fractures in the elderly patient or secondary implantation following failed conservative treatment or osteosynthesis represent possible indications for (post‑)traumatic joint replacement...
November 2, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091151/preferences-of-orthopedic-surgeons-for-treating-midshaft-clavicle-fracture-in-adults
#15
Adilson Sanches de Oliveira, Bruno Braga Roberto, Mario Lenza, Guilherme Figueiredo Pintan, Benno Ejnisman, Breno Schor, Eduardo da Frota Carrera, Joel Murachovsky
OBJECTIVE: To determine the current clinical practice in Latin America for treating midshaft clavicle fractures, including surgical and non-surgical approaches. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a descriptive questionnaire. Shoulder and elbow surgeons from the Brazilian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and from the Latin American Society of Shoulder and Elbow were contacted and asked to complete a short questionnaire (SurveyMonkey®) on the management of midshaft fractures of the clavicle...
July 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066532/impact-of-the-profher-trial-findings-on-surgeons-clinical-practice-an-online-questionnaire-survey
#16
L Jefferson, S Brealey, H Handoll, A Keding, L Kottam, I Sbizzera, A Rangan
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether orthopaedic surgeons have adopted the Proximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation (PROFHER) trial results routinely into clinical practice. METHODS: A questionnaire was piloted with six orthopaedic surgeons using a 'think aloud' process. The final questionnaire contained 29 items and was distributed online to surgeon members of the British Orthopaedic Association and British Elbow and Shoulder Society. Descriptive statistics summarised the sample characteristics and fracture treatment of respondents overall, and grouped them by whether they changed practice based on PROFHER trial findings...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053499/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
#17
Steven L Frick, Charles T Mehlman
Supracondylar humeral fractures are the most common type of pediatric elbow fracture. With proper treatment, these injuries usually heal well and the patients return to full function. However, a small percentage of these injuries may result in devastating complications and, thus, provoke anxiety in many surgeons treating them. This article provides tips for successful management of these injuries without complications and provides references for further study.
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052011/the-smartphone-inclinometer-a-new-tool-to-determine-elbow-range-of-motion
#18
Frédéric Vauclair, Abdulaziz Aljurayyan, Fahad H Abduljabbar, Bardia Barimani, Patrick Goetti, Fiona Houghton, Edward J Harvey, Dominique M Rouleau
BACKGROUND: There are easily accessible tools on smartphones (APP) for measuring elbow range of motion (ROM). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of a particular APP in determining elbow ROM in comparison with the commonly used goniometer (GON), surgeon estimation of range (EST) and measurement on X-ray (XR). METHODS: The study included 20 patients (40 elbows). Flexion, extension, pronation and supination were measured using three different methods: EST, GON and APP...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051900/previous-rotator-cuff-repair-is-associated-with-inferior-clinical-outcomes-after-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#19
Edward J W Shields, Denise M Koueiter, Tristan Maerz, Adam Schwark, J Michael Wiater
BACKGROUND: Although recent evidence suggests that any prior shoulder surgery may cause inferior shoulder arthroplasty outcomes, there is no consensus on whether previous rotator cuff repair (RCR) is associated with inferior outcomes after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA). PURPOSE: To retrospectively compare outcomes in patients who underwent RTSA with and without previous RCR. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Patients with prior RCR and those without previous shoulder surgery (control) who underwent RTSA for cuff tear arthropathy or irreparable cuff tear were retrospectively identified from a prospective database...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049267/variation-among-pediatric-orthopaedic-surgeons-when-treating-medial-epicondyle-fractures
#20
Meghan Hughes, Karan Dua, Nathan N O'Hara, Brian K Brighton, Theodore J Ganley, William L Hennrikus, Martin J Herman, Joshua E Hyman, J Todd Lawrence, Charles T Mehlman, Kenneth J Noonan, Norman Y Otsuka, Richard M Schwend, M Wade Shrader, Brian G Smith, Paul D Sponseller, Joshua M Abzug
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures are a common pediatric and adolescent injury accounting for 11% to 20% of elbow fractures in this population. This purpose of this study was to determine the variability among pediatric orthopaedic surgeons when treating pediatric medial epicondyle fractures. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment was conducted to determine which patient and injury attributes influence the management of medial epicondyle fractures by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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