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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785224/pseudarthrosis-of-the-calcaneus-advantages-of-regenerative-medicine-in-the-management-of-a-rare-entity-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Bouaziz Wajdi, Mohamed Ali Rebai, Walid Baya, Nabil Krid, Wassim Zribi, Hassib Keskes
Background: The follow-up of calcaneal fractures has shown that they are difficult to manage and lead to multiple complications such as malunion and subtalar osteoarthritis. Pseudarthrosis of the calcaneus is an extremely rare complication, which was described in the literature through case reports.In the existing literature, only seven studies, including thirteen patients have reported the nonunion. However, to the best of our knowledge, no study elucidates the role of new techniques of regenerative medicine such as Bone Marrow Concentrates (BMC) or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in the management...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778274/outcomes-of-tibia-shaft-fractures-caused-by-low-energy-gunshot-wounds
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Charles A Su, Mai P Nguyen, Jeffrey A O'Donnell, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this project was to compare the rates of infections, nonunions, malunions, and secondary operations in tibia fractures resultant from low energy GSWs versus those seen in open and closed tibia fractures resultant from blunt trauma. A secondary objective was to assess the utility of using the traditional Gustilo-Anderson classification system for open fractures to describe fractures secondary to low energy GSW. METHODS: A retrospective review of 327 patients with tibia shaft fractures was conducted at our level I trauma center...
May 16, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777778/anterior-approach-in-humeral-plating-osteosynthesis
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Daniel Handy Eone, Prudence Christelle Danielle Ngono, Marie Josée Essi, Gaël Leckpa, Kennedy Olivier Muluem, Farikou Ibrahima, Maurice Aurélien Sosso
CONTEXT: Humeral plating osteosynthesis is controversial, particularly regarding the choice between anterior and lateral approach, data for which in the context of a low-income country are lacking. HYPOTHESIS: The anterior approach is an easy surgical technique, allowing good anatomic reconstruction. We hypothesize that the anterior approach is associated with fewer neurovascular lesions and functional sequelae than the lateral approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study with assessment update was carried out over a period of 6 years 4 months from January 2010 to June 2016, with consecutive recruitment in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776819/corrective-osteotomy-for-hyperextended-elbow-with-limited-flexion-due-to-supracondylar-fracture-malunion
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Keiichiro Oura, Atsuo Shigi, Kunihiro Oka, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Murase
BACKGROUND: Extension deformity of the distal humerus after a malunited supracondylar fracture can restrict elbow flexion. Here we report a computer-assisted operative procedure and review the results of clinical cases in which corrective surgery was performed. METHODS: The medical records of the patients who underwent corrective osteotomy for hyperextended elbow malunion of the distal humerus with limited elbow flexion (flexion angle ≤100°) were reviewed retrospectively...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773462/derotation-of-the-mallet-piece-a-crucial-point-in-mallet-fracture-surgery
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B Karslıoğlu, M Uzun, C Tetik, E Tasatan, A C Tekin, C D Buyukkurt
Mallet fracture is an avulsion of the extensor tendon and fracture of the dorsal rim of the articular surface of distal phalanx at the same time. If a part of the mallet fracture is angled or rotated to such a degree that prevents full anatomic reduction, malunion and deformities may occur as a result. The objective of this study was to describe a new surgical technique to provide derotation of the mallet fracture. A 22G or 21G needle is used like a joystick to reduce the mallet fracture with small, gentle movements...
May 14, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770583/angle-stable-interlocking-intramedullary-nails-for-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Peng Jia, Feng-Cheng Lu, Kifayat Ullah, Man Zhang, Yan-Sheng Dong, Chao Xiong, Zhi-Hui Zhao, Jin-Feng Wang, Ju-Wen Chen, Yong-Qing Wang
OBJECTIVE: Angle stable interlocking intramedullary nail (ASIN), a novel technique, has rarely been used for treatment of tibial plateau fractures (TPF). This retrospective study was designed to introduce this novel technique, ASIN, as well as to describe the initial experience and verify the effectiveness when ASIN was used for the management for TPF. METHODS: A cohort of 19 cases with closed TPF aged from 18-70 years with at least 23 months follow-up from November 2008 to September 2013 was analyzed retrospectively...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764298/the-distal-radius-palmar-cortical-angle-in-adolescent-versus-adult-populations
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Shane Breheny, Angela Christine Chang, April De Silva, Paul Allcock
PURPOSE: Volar distal radius plates are pre-contoured to aid restoration of anatomy during open reduction internal fixation of distal radius fractures. Incorrectly contoured plates can result in malreduction, leading to malunion, pain, and loss of function. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adolescent distal radius anatomy on the palmar cortical surface differs from that in adults, in order to determine whether adult plates are suitable for use in adolescents. METHODS: Lateral wrist radiographs were used to measure the distal radius palmar cortical angle (PCA) in adolescent age groups (12-13, 14-15, and 16-17 years old) and compared to a skeletally mature control group (30-50 years old)...
May 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762110/surgical-complications-associated-with-atypical-femur-fractures-attributed-to-bisphosphonate-use
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Douglas S Schultz, Henry M Gass, William R Barfield, Harry A Demos, Langdon A Hartsock
Complications of atypical femur fractures (AFFs) are common. AFFs often receive the same treatment as other femoral fractures; however, there appears to be a higher rate of adverse outcomes. Nine patients sustained a total of 13 AFFs, had documented bisphosphonate use before fracture, and had surgery between 2006 and 2012. Complications included continued pain, surgical revision, nonunion, malunion, deformity, or heterotopic ossification. The overall complication rate was 33.3%, with four of the 12 surgeries performed at this institution resulting in one nonunion and three minor complications...
2018: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734844/the-effect-of-patient-fracture-and-surgery-on-outcomes-of-high-energy-neck-of-femur-fractures-in-patients-aged-15-50
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Wayne Hoskins, Johnny Rayner, Rohan Sheehy, Harry Claireaux, Roger Bingham, Roselyn Santos, Andrew Bucknill, Xavier L Griffin
INTRODUCTION: High-energy femoral neck fractures in young patients can be devastating, with the risk of osteonecrosis, nonunion, malunion and lifelong morbidity. The aim of this study is to define the effects of patient, fracture and surgical factors on the outcome of high-energy femoral neck fractures in patients aged from 15 to 50 years. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of high-energy femoral neck fractures in patients aged 15-50 managed surgically at a Level 1 Trauma Centre, using a prospectively recorded trauma database...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667926/proximal-tibia-stress-fracture-with-osteoarthritis-of-knee-radiological-and-functional-analysis-of-one-stage-tka-with-long-stem
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Dhanasekaran Soundarrajan, Natesan Rajkumar, Palanisamy Dhanasekararaja, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Proximal tibia stress fractures with knee osteoarthritis pose a challenging situation. We evaluated the radiological and functional outcome of one-stage total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and long stem for patients with varied grades of knee arthritis and proximal tibia stress fractures.  Methods: We analysed 20 patients from April 2012 to March 2017 with proximal tibia stress fractures associated with knee osteoarthritis of varied grades. Out of 20 patients, five were acute fresh fractures...
2018: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664861/distal-radial-fracture-malunion-in-sweden-is-it-the-same-in-your-region-commentary-on-an-article-by-muhanned-ali-md-et-al-association-between-distal-radial-fracture-malunion-and-patient-reported-activity-limitations-a-long-term-follow-up
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664849/association-between-distal-radial-fracture-malunion-and-patient-reported-activity-limitations-a-long-term-follow-up
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Muhanned Ali, Elisabeth Brogren, Philippe Wagner, Isam Atroshi
BACKGROUND: The long-term effect of distal radial fracture malunion on activity limitations is unknown. Between 2001 and 2002, we conducted a prospective cohort study of all patients with distal radial fracture treated with casting or percutaneous fixation in northeast Scania in Sweden. In that original study, the patients completed the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire at baseline and at 2 years. We performed a long-term follow-up study of patients who were 18 to 65 years of age at the time of the fracture to investigate the association between fracture malunion and activity limitations...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663104/treatment-goals-for-distal-radius-fractures-in-2018-recommendations-and-practical-advice
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REVIEW
F Loisel, M Bourgeois, T Rondot, J Nallet, M Boeckstins, S Rochet, G Leclerc, L Obert, D Lepage
The goals of distal radius fracture treatment in patients above 65 years of age would not change over time if the fracture were the only factor to consider. However, people change, and fixation methods also change. Since this fracture heals in nearly every case and volar plates have eliminated the worry of malunion, we are left with two main goals. In active patients with weakened bones, the aim is to help them regain their quality of life as quickly as possible while avoiding iatrogenic conditions. This compromise is possible because of new tools-but at what price?...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660737/treatment-of-a-paediatric-distal-femoral-malunion-deformity
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Greta S Pavarotti, Randy J Boudrieau
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this article was to describe the surgical re-alignment technique and stabilization of a distal femoral deformity in a 6-week-old, male, Foxhound. METHODS:  A healing metaphyseal fracture, resulting in a valgus deformity with internal rotation, was observed just proximal to the distal femoral physis. The deformity was treated by an opening wedge osteotomy with lateral translation and external rotation of the distal epiphysis using a guide-wire technique; a corticocancellous allograft bridged the defect, which was stabilized with a 2...
April 16, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657849/talar-process-fractures-an-overview-and-update-of-the-literature
#15
Haroon Majeed, Donald J McBride
Fractures of the lateral and the posterior processes of the talus are uncommon and frequently missed because of a low level of suspicion and difficulty in interpretation on plain radiographs. Missed fractures can lead to persistent pain and reduced function.Lateral process fractures are usually a consequence of forced dorsiflexion and inversion of fixed pronated foot. These are also commonly known as snowboarder's fractures.The posterior process of the talus is composed of medial and lateral tubercles, separated by the groove for the flexor hallucis longus tendon...
March 2018: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628712/best-care-paradigm-to-optimize-functionality-after-extra-articular-distal-humeral-fractures-in-the-young-patient
#16
REVIEW
Mark S Ayoub, Ivan S Tarkin
For younger patients with extra-articular distal humerus fractures closed management is plagued with high rates of malunion, suboptimal functional outcomes, extended immobilization with loss of early motion, a delay in return to work, and a general period of lost productivity. Surgical management offers an appealing alternative. Maintaining respect for the triceps musculature and minimizing iatrogenic injury to the radial nerve are primary concerns with operative treatment. Accordingly, use of a triceps-sparing approach and single column plating may be the optimal treatment paradigm in the young patient presenting with an extra-articular distal humerus fracture...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622244/editorial-commentary-to-treat-or-not-to-treat-are-we-any-closer-to-knowing-what-to-do-with-cartilage-lesions-of-the-tibia
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EDITORIAL
William Bugbee
The increasing interest and use of cartilage repair procedures in the knee has led to a better understanding of when and how chondral lesions should be treated. Nonetheless, there are still key areas where we lack understanding and need better data to guide clinical decision making. One of these areas is how to manage lesions of the tibia, particularly when they occur in conjunction with the more commonplace lesions of the femoral condyle. In this setting, a tibial chondral lesion may reflect a bigger clinical problem-a "bipolar defect" or more advanced joint disease-"established osteoarthritis...
April 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615032/the-impact-of-varus-angulation-on-proximal-fractures-of-the-ulna
#18
Xuchao Shi, Tianlong Pan, Dengying Wu, Rong Chen, Zeng Lin, Jun Pan
BACKGROUND: We studied anteromedial varus angulation (VA) in the proximal third of the ulna. The importance of restoration of the anatomical orientation of the ulnar after a proximal fracture is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of minimal proximal ulna malunion on elbow function after a proximal ulna fracture. METHODS: We reviewed the follow-up of 60 patients who had undergone open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) of a proximal fracture of the ulna...
April 4, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608476/outcomes-after-open-reduction-with-internal-fixation-of-mandible-fractures
#19
Rahman G Barry, Thao T Wolbert, Todd W Gress, Peter D Ray, Farid B Mozaffari
INTRODUCTION/HYPOTHESIS: Mandible fractures contribute substantially to morbidity after blunt trauma. Controversy exists surrounding the appropriate timing of surgical intervention and benefit from routine postreduction imaging. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed 146 patients who sustained traumatic mandible fractures at a level 2 trauma center over a 5-year period, between January 2012 and December 2016. The authors excluded all patients who did not undergo surgery, underwent operative closed reduction only, sustained other significant maxillofacial injuries, penetrating mechanisms, and other major injuries based on injury severity scores (ISS) over 15...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589493/lateral-condylar-fractures-of-the-humerus-in-children
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MULTICENTER STUDY
R Ganeshalingam, A Donnan, O Evans, M Hoq, M Camp, L Donnan
Aims Displaced fractures of the lateral condyle of the humerus are frequently managed surgically with the aim of avoiding nonunion, malunion, disturbances of growth and later arthritis. The ideal method of fixation is however not known, and treatment varies between surgeons and hospitals. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of two well-established forms of surgical treatment, Kirschner wire (K-wire) and screw fixation. Patients and Methods A retrospective cohort study of children who underwent surgical treatment for a fracture of the lateral condyle of the humerus between January 2005 and December 2014 at two centres was undertaken...
March 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
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