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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452296/development-and-persistence-of-suspected-neuropathic-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-individuals-with-osteoarthritis
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Matthew Fitzsimmons, Eloise Carr, Linda Woodhouse, Geoff P Bostick
BACKGROUND: Despite the effectiveness of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis (OA), up to 20% will report knee pain 1-year after surgery. One possible reason is the development of neuropathic pain before or after TKA. OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally describe suspected neuropathic pain in patients pre- and post-TKA and to explore relationships between pre-TKA suspected neuropathic pain and post-TKA outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
February 13, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449163/orthopaedic-surgery-residency-rotations-and-correlation-with-orthopaedic-in-training-examination-performance
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Aaron I Karlen, Erik J Solberg, Deborah S Quanbeck, Ann E Van Heest
OBJECTIVE: The Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) is administered annually and is used to assess medical knowledge of orthopedic surgery residents. Beginning in the 2013 to 2014 academic year, the ACGME expanded the postgraduate year (PGY)-1 curriculum from 3 to 6 months of orthopedic surgery rotations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of increased PGY-1 orthopedic surgery exposure on medical knowledge as measured by the OITE. DESIGN: From 2011 to 2013, 24 PGY-2 residents completed 3 months of PGY-1 orthopedic training (Group 1)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446986/an-intercenter-comparison-of-nasolabial-appearance-including-a-center-using-nasoalveolar-molding
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Supakit Peanchitlertkajorn, Ana Mercado, John Daskalogiannakis, Ronald Hathaway, Kathleen Russell, Gunvor Semb, William Shaw, Manish Lamichane, Marilyn Cohen, Ross E Long
OBJECTIVE: To compare nasolabial appearance outcomes of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) in preadolescence from 4 cleft centers including a center using nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and primary nasal reconstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Four cleft centers in North America. PATIENTS: 135 subjects with repaired CUCLP. METHODS: Frontal and profile facial pictures were assessed using the Asher-McDade rating scale...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433007/biodegradation-and-mechanical-behavior-of-an-advanced-bioceramic-containing-mg-matrix-composite-synthesized-through-in-situ-solid-state-oxidation
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S NaddafDezfuli, J C Brouwer, J M C Mol, F C T van der Helm, J Zhou
Recent studies have shown great potential of Mg matrix composites for biodegradable orthopedic devices. However, the poor structural integrity of these composites, which results in excessive localized corrosion and premature mechanical failure, has hindered their widespread applications. In this research, an in-situ Powder Metallurgy (PM) method was used to fabricate a novel biodegradable Mg-bredigite composite and to achieve enhanced chemical interfacial locking between the constituents by triggering a solid-state thermochemical reaction between Mg and bredigite particles...
February 9, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432322/acute-compartment-syndrome-an-expert-survey-of-orthopedic-trauma-association-ota-members
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Cory Collinge, Basem Attum, Paul Tornetta, William Obremskey, Jaimo Ahn, Gudrun Mirick, Andrew Schmidt, Clay Spitler, Chad Coles, Peter Krause
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe current opinions of orthopedic trauma experts regarding acute compartment syndrome (ACS). DESIGN: Web-based survey SETTING:: N/A PARTICIPANTS:: Active Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) members METHODS:: A 25 item web-based questionnaire was advertised to active members of the OTA. Using a cross-sectional survey study design, we evaluated the perceived importance of ACS, as well as preferences in diagnosis and treatment...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430499/translation-and-validation-of-the-persian-version-the-boston-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-questionnaire
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Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani, Ali Moradi, Ali Birjandinejad, Ehsan Vahedi, Amir R Kachooei, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is recognized as the most common type of neuropathies. Questionnaires are the method of choice for evaluating patients with CTS. Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (BCTS) is one of the most famous questionnaires that evaluate the functional and symptomatic aspects of CTS. This study was performed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of BCTS questionnaire. Methods: First, both parts of the original questionnaire (Symptom Severity Scale and Functional Status Scale) were translated into Persian by two expert translators...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430493/preoperative-sterilization-preparation-of-the-shoulder-a-comparative-study-evaluating-gauze-sponge-and-commercially-available-applicator-prep-stick
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Usman Ali M Syed, Adam J Seidl, Ryan A Hoffman, Justin Bianchini, Pedro K Beredjiklian, Joseph A Abboud
Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) remains a concern in shoulder surgery, especially during arthroplasty. While many studies have explored the characteristics and efficacy of different sterilizing solutions, no study has evaluated the method of application. The purpose of this study was to compare two popular pre-surgical preparatory applications (two 4 x 4 cm gauze sponges and applicator stick) in their ability to cover the skin of the shoulder. Methods: Two orthopedic surgeons simulated the standard pre-surgical skin preparation on 22 shoulders of volunteer subjects...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429245/-effects-of-expanded-anterolateral-approach-for-tibial-plateau-fractures-involved-the-posterolateral-column
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Y W Zhao, J B Xie, G Z Ding
Objective: To explore the short-term effects of expanded anterolateral approach in treating fracture involved the posterolateral tibial plateau. Methods: A retrospective analysis of the clinical data from 16 patients undergoing extended anterolateral approach for fracture involved the posterolateral tibial plateau in the First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College between January 2013 and July 2016 was done. The patients were treated with 3.5 mm proximal "L" type proximal tibial locking compression plate with four locking screws through the nail row technique...
January 30, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421837/all-inside-single-bundle-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-with-the-anterior-half-of-the-peroneus-longus-tendon-compared-to-the-semitendinosus-tendon-a-two-year-follow-up-study
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Mingguang Bi, Chen Zhao, Shuijun Zhang, Bin Yao, Zheping Hong, Qing Bi
The anterior half of the peroneus longus tendon (AHPLT) has been reported to be acceptable for ligament reconstruction with respect to strength and safety. However, there is little information regarding the clinical outcomes after using the AHPLT compared with other autograft tendons. A prospective randomized controlled study was performed to compare the results of 62 cases of all-inside anatomical single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the AHPLT and 62 cases using semitendinosus graft with an average of 30...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411561/a-case-of-intraoperative-anaphylaxis-caused-by-bovine-derived-thrombin
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Hye Jung Park, Kyung Soo Suk, Jung Won Park
Intraoperative bovine-derived topical thrombin is still widely used for hemostasis during surgery. A 38-year-old woman with chronic spontaneous urticaria was referred to the orthopedic surgery department for herniated disk and myelopathy. During the first stage of operation, bovine-derived thrombin powder soaked in Gelfoam was used as a hemostatic aid. After 30 minutes, the patient developed anaphylactic shock with systemic skin rash and angioedema. Repeated intravenous bolus and infusion of vasopressor were carried out, and her blood pressure normalized...
March 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409246/prospective-study-of-the-inside-out-arthroscopic-ankle-ligament-technique-preliminary-result
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Caio Nery, Lucas Fonseca, Fernando Raduan, Marcus Moreno, Daniel Baumfeld
BACKGROUND: Lateral ankle ligament injury is among the most common orthopedic injuries. The objective of this study is to present the preliminary prospective results of treatment using the "Inside-Out" variant of the fully arthroscopic Broström-Gould technique. METHODS: Twenty six patients were included: 20 male and 6 female, aged 19-60 years, mean 41 years. All patients had positive "anterior drawer" and "talar tilt" tests. When necessary, cartilage injuries were treated with microfracture and arthroscopic resection for anterior impingement; three patients had hindfoot varus, on whom Dwyer osteotomy was performed; one patient had peroneal tendinopathy and was treated with tendoscopic debridement and another one had partial injury of the deltoid ligament, which was treated by direct repair...
March 22, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409205/clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-experience-of-type-iii-wagstaffe-fractures-pay-attention-to-concomitant-chondral-injury-of-the-talus
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Ming Zhang, Yun-Feng Chen, Lei Wang, Fan Li, Hai-Feng Wei, Zhong-Min Shi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical characteristics and surgical management of Type III Wagstaffe fracture. METHODS: From August 2012 to July 2015, 13 patients with Type III Wagstaffe fractures were surgically treated. During operation, the cartilage of joint surface was explored. Wagstaffe fragment was fixed with cannulated screw or suture, Chaput fragment was fixed with cannulated screw or plate, and Cotton test was performed to evaluate the stability of syndesmosis during the operation...
April 27, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409195/anterolateral-talar-palpation-a-complementary-test-for-ankle-instability
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João Ellera Gomes, Arthur F Soares, Carlos E Bastiani, Jacqueline Vieira de Castro
BACKGROUND: The anterior drawer test is traditionally used to assess ankle instability, but we believe that there is room for a small but effective improvement by adding digital palpation of the talus. We aimed to determine the accuracy of anterolateral talar palpation (ATP) in the diagnosis of ankle instability by comparing it with the traditional anterior drawer test. METHODS: Fourteen symptomatic and 10 asymptomatic patients were examined for excessive mobility through comparison of both ankles by two blinded orthopedic surgeons, each one using one of the above-mentioned tests...
June 6, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406609/collagen-vi-related-myopathy-expanding-the-clinical-and-genetic-spectrum
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Soo Yeon Kim, Woo Joong Kim, Hyuna Kim, Sun Ah Choi, Jin Sook Lee, Anna Cho, Se Song Jang, Byung Chan Lim, Ki Joong Kim, Jong-Il Kim, Si Houn Hahn, Jong-Hee Chae
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to analyze the clinical and genetic characteristics of collagen VI-related myopathy. METHODS: We analyzed the clinical course and mutation spectrum in patients with collagen VI gene mutations among our congenital muscular dystrophy cohort. RESULTS: Among 24 patients with mutations in collagen VI coding genes, 13 (54.2%) were categorized as Ullrich type, and 11 (45.8%) as non-Ullrich type. Congenital orthopedic problems were similarly observed in both types, yet multiple joint contractures were found only in the Ullrich type...
February 6, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405665/rapid-osteogenic-enhancement-of-stem-cells-in-human-bone-marrow-using-a-glycogen-synthease-kinase-3-beta-inhibitor-improves-osteogenic-efficacy-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Bret H Clough, Suzanne Zeitouni, Ulf Krause, Christopher D Chaput, Lauren M Cross, Akhilesh K Gaharwar, Carl A Gregory
Non-union defects of bone are a major problem in orthopedics, especially for patients with a low healing capacity. Fixation devices and osteoconductive materials are used to provide a stable environment for osteogenesis and an osteogenic component such as autologous human bone marrow (hBM) is then used, but robust bone formation is contingent on the healing capacity of the patients. A safe and rapid procedure for improvement of the osteoanabolic properties of hBM is, therefore, sought after in the field of orthopedics, especially if it can be performed within the temporal limitations of the surgical procedure, with minimal manipulation, and at point-of-care...
February 5, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403615/deep-venous-thrombosis-in-elderly-patients-as-a-surgical-emergency-at-king-abdulaziz-university-hospital-jeddah-saudi-arabia
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Reham Muqbil Alanazi, Ashjan Aqeel Alanazi, Ibtihaj Qaseem Alenezi, Anwar Matar Alsulobi, Abdulrhman Fahad Almutairy, Wafaa Mohamed Bakr Ali, Mohammed Abdullah Alanazi, Mohammed Abdullah Alkhidhr, Nagah Mohamed Abo Elfetoh, Abdalla Mohamed Bakr Ali
Background: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs frequently among surgical, as well as acutely ill hospitalized medical patients, and is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Risk factors include older age, surgery and immobilization (as with bed rest, orthopedic casts, and sitting on long flights. Objective: This study was conducted to identify the frequency and factors associated with occurrence of DVT among elderly patients referred to King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
November 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401130/the-impact-of-residents-on-patient-satisfaction
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Sean S Li, Nicole L Herrick, Rima R Deshpande, Brendan J Cronin, Chris M Reid, Michael G Brandel, Marek K Dobke, Courtney A Johnson, Amanda A Gosman
BACKGROUND: High-quality physician communication is the foundation for achieving high patient satisfaction. Increasing importance is placed on eliciting feedback from patients. However, there have been few studies looking at the impact of resident involvement on patient satisfaction. Our hospital system values the patient's likelihood to recommend the practice as the top marker for patient satisfaction. METHODS: Between May 2016 and December 2016 at University of California, San Diego, all outpatient appointments were randomly mailed Press-Ganey surveys or an eSurvey regarding their experience...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398989/the-primary-stability-of-a-bioabsorbable-poly-l-lactic-acid-suture-anchor-for-rotator-cuff-repair-is-not-improved-with-polymethylmethacrylate-or-bioabsorbable-bone-cement-augmentation
#18
Mehmet F Güleçyüz, Michael Kraus-Petersen, Christian Schröder, Andreas Ficklscherer, Markus U Wagenhäuser, Christian Braun, Peter E Müller, Matthias F Pietschmann
Background: The incidence of osteoporosis and rotator cuff tears increases with age. Cement augmentation of bones is an established method in orthopedic and trauma surgery. Questions/Purposes: This study analyses if polymethylmethacrylate or bioabsorbable cement can improve the primary stability of a bioabsorbable suture anchor in vitro in comparison to a non-augmented suture anchor in osteoporotic human humeri. Methods: The trabecular bone mineral density was measured to ensure osteopenic human specimens...
February 2018: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398000/an-instrumental-approach-for-monitoring-physical-exercises-in-a-visual-markerless-scenario-a-proof-of-concept
#19
Marianna Capecci, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Francesco Ferracuti, Martina Grugnetti, Sabrina Iarlori, Sauro Longhi, Luca Romeo, Federica Verdini
This work proposes a real-time monitoring tool aimed to support clinicians for remote assessing exercise performances during home-based rehabilitation. The study relies on clinician indications to define kinematic features, that describe five motor tasks (i.e., the lateral tilt of the trunk, lifting of the arms, trunk rotation, pelvis rotation, squatting) usually adopted in the rehabilitation program for axial disorders. These features are extracted by the Kinect v2 skeleton tracking system and elaborated to return disaggregated scores, representing a measure of subjects performance...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395589/relative-prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-upper-extremity-conditions
#20
Casey M Beleckas, Melissa Wright, Heidi Prather, Aaron Chamberlain, Jason Guattery, Ryan P Calfee
PURPOSE: Prior research regarding the impact of mental health on upper extremity musculoskeletal function and recovery has frequently grouped catastrophizing, anxiety, and depression. This study was designed to define the relative prevalence of heightened anxiety versus depressive symptoms among a patient population seeking upper extremity care and to determine if those prevalences varied according to the symptomatic condition. METHODS: All adult patients presenting to a tertiary upper extremity orthopedic center between June 1, 2016 and November 30, 2016 (n = 3,315) completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Anxiety and Depression Computer Adaptive Tests...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
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