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William T Obremskey, Norele Cutrera, Christopher M Kidd
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine optimal treatment of stable tibial shaft fractures using intramedullary nailing (IMN) or casting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a multi-center prospective study cohort. Patients with stable tibia shaft fractures meeting Sarmiento's criteria (isolated closed fractures with less than 12 mm of shortening and 10° of angulation) were enrolled prospectively and treated with either a reamed IMN with static interlocking screws or closed reduction followed by long-leg casting...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
S Sabharwal, N K Patel, D Griffiths, T Athanasiou, C M Gupte, P Reilly
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing surgical and non-surgical management of fractures of the proximal humerus, and to determine whether further analyses based on complexity of fracture, or the type of surgical intervention, produced disparate findings on patient outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed identifying all RCTs that compared surgical and non-surgical management of fractures of the proximal humerus...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Research
Mueez Waqar, Dmitri Van-Popta, Damiano G Barone, Zaid Sarsam
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this systematic review was to compare the halo and hard collar in the management of adult odontoid fractures. METHODS: Systematic and independent searches on MEDLINE (PubMed) and the Cochrane database. INCLUSION CRITERIA: (1) clinical outcomes, (2) in adults (≥18), (3) with odontoid fractures, (4) immobilised using a halo or hard collar, (5) in multiple (>5) patients. Treatment failure rates were calculated as the proportion requiring operative intervention...
October 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Enrico Bellato, Roberto Rotini, Alessandro Marinelli, Enrico Guerra, Shawn W O'Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Chronic coronoid deficiency can occur subsequent to coronoid fracture malunion/nonunion or to coronoid hypoplasia or dysplasia resulting from injury during development. Several surgical options have been described to treat this difficult condition, but results are equivocal. We hypothesized that a modified coronoid reconstruction using a radial head osteochondral graft could restore elbow stability and congruity and that a technique involving rigid internal fixation would promote graft union...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
David J Keene, Dipesh Mistry, Julian Nam, Elizabeth Tutton, Robert Handley, Lesley Morgan, Emma Roberts, Bridget Gray, Andrew Briggs, Ranjit Lall, Tim Js Chesser, Ian Pallister, Sarah E Lamb, Keith Willett
BACKGROUND: Close contact casting (CCC) may offer an alternative to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery for unstable ankle fractures in older adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (1) determine if CCC for unstable ankle fractures in adults aged over 60 years resulted in equivalent clinical outcome compared with ORIF, (2) estimate cost-effectiveness to the NHS and society and (3) explore participant experiences. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial incorporating health economic evaluation and qualitative study...
October 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Keith Willett, David J Keene, Dipesh Mistry, Julian Nam, Elizabeth Tutton, Robert Handley, Lesley Morgan, Emma Roberts, Andrew Briggs, Ranjit Lall, Timothy J S Chesser, Ian Pallister, Sarah E Lamb
Importance: Ankle fractures cause substantial morbidity in older persons. Surgical fixation is the contemporary intervention but is associated with infection and other healing complications. Objective: To determine whether initial fracture treatment with close contact casting, a molded below-knee cast with minimal padding, offers outcome equivalent to that with immediate surgery, with fewer complications and less health resource use. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a pragmatic, equivalence, randomized clinical trial with blinded outcome assessors...
October 11, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Gurpal S Pannu, Craig P Eberson, Joshua M Abzug, Bernard D Horn, Donald S Bae, Martin Herman
Supracondylar humerus fractures and lateral condyle fractures are the two most common pediatric elbow fractures that require surgical intervention. Although most surgeons are familiar with supracondylar humerus fractures and lateral condyle fractures, these injuries present challenges that may lead to common errors in evaluation and management and, thus, compromise outcomes. It is well agreed upon that nondisplaced supracondylar fractures (Gartland type I) are best managed nonsurgically with cast immobilization...
February 15, 2016: Instructional Course Lectures
Joshua M Abzug, Christine Ann Ho, Todd F Ritzman, Brian Brighton
Transphyseal distal humerus fractures typically occur in children younger than 3 years secondary to birth trauma, nonaccidental trauma, or a fall from a small height. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of a transphyseal distal humerus fracture is crucial for a successful outcome. Recognizing that the forearm is not aligned with the humerus on plain radiographs may aid in the diagnosis of a transphyseal distal humerus fracture. Surgical management is most commonly performed with the aid of an arthrogram. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning techniques similar to those used for supracondylar humerus fractures are employed...
February 15, 2016: Instructional Course Lectures
Brian Brighton, Joshua M Abzug, Christine Ann Ho, Todd F Ritzman
Pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures are the most commonly encountered type of elbow fractures in children that require surgical fixation. Many pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures can be treated with closed reduction and percutaneous skeletal fixation. In difficult fractures, adjunct pin techniques, such as joystick wires and leverage pins, can be used to help attain a satisfactory and stable reduction before an open approach is used. After the fracture is reduced, optimal pinning, with the use of either crossed or lateral-entry techniques, and fixation that achieves maximal spread at the fracture site as well as bicortical engagement in both fragments are essential to maintain reduction and avoid complications that are associated with malunion...
February 15, 2016: Instructional Course Lectures
Sabah Ali Beza, Sayed Attia, Edward Ellis, Layla Omara
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare the extraoral and transbuccal approaches for the treatment of mandibular angle fractures with regard to postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An electronic search for relevant articles without language and date restrictions was performed in July 2016. Inclusion criteria were studies in humans including randomised controlled trials (RCTs), controlled clinical trials (CCTs), prospective studies (PS), and retrospective studies (RS)...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Peng Yang, Di Du, Zhibin Zhou, Nan Lu, Qiang Fu, Jun Ma, Liangyu Zhao, Aimin Chen
INTRODUCTION: Osteotomy and internal fixation are usually the most effective way to treat the malunion of lateral tibial plateau fractures, and the accuracy of the osteotomy is still a challenge for surgeons. This is a report of a series of prospectively study of osteotomy treatment for the malunion of lateral plateau fractures with the aid of 3D printing technology. METHODS: A total of 7 patients with malunion of lateral tibial plateau fractures were enrolled in the study between September 2012 to September 2014 and completed follow up...
September 12, 2016: Injury
Kaiying Shen, Haiqing Cai, Zhigang Wang, Yunlan Xu
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has became a well-accepted method of osteosynthesis of diaphyseal fractures in the skeletally immature patient for many advantages, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the preliminary results of this minimally invasive treatment for severely displaced distal tibial diaphyseal metaphyseal junction (DTDMJ) fractures.This study was carried out over a 6-year period. Twenty-one severely displaced DTDMJ fractures treated using ESIN were evaluated clinically and radiographically...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jessie Janowski, Caitlyn Coady, Louis W Catalano
The treatment of scaphoid nonunion and malunions has undergone a considerable transition since the 1960 modification of Matti's technique by Russe.(1) We present a review of articles with clear data on union rates and functional status to review the current methods of treatment for scaphoid nonunion and malunion.
September 23, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Anthony F De Giacomo, Paul Tornetta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary nailing of distal tibia fractures using modern techniques, without fibula fixation, in obtaining and maintaining alignment. DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Level-I academic trauma center. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-two consecutive patients with distal tibia fractures. INTERVENTION: Intramedullary nail of distal tibia fracture, without fibula fixation, was performed in consecutive patients using modern reduction techniques...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Leonid S Grossman, Amber L Price, Eric T Rush, Jennifer L Goodwin, Maegen J Wallace, Paul W Esposito
BACKGROUND: To report a single-center surgical experience treating humeral deformity and fractures in children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) using the Fassier-Duval (FD) intramedullary elongating rods. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted between December 2005 and July 2013 of all OI patients who underwent FD rodding with a minimum of 1-year follow-up. All patients were also being concurrently treated with bisphosphonates. RESULTS: Eighteen patients underwent internal fixation on a total of 35 humeri: 7 males and 11 females with an average age of 49 months...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Peter Augat, Florian Hoegel, Daniel Stephan, Stephanie Hoffmann, Volker Buehren
Treatment of distal tibia shaft fractures using intramedullary nailing requires stable fixation of the distal fragment to prevent malunion. Angular stable locking for intramedullary nails pledge to provide increased mechanical stability. This study tested the hypothesis that intramedullary nails with angular stable interlocking screws would have increased construct stiffness, reduced fracture gap movement and enhanced fatigue failure compared to nails with conventional locking having the same diameter. Biomechanical experiments were performed on 24 human cadaveric tibiae which obtained a distal fracture and were fixed by three different techniques: conventional locking with 8- and 10-mm-diameter nails and angular stable locking with 8-mm nails...
September 22, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Ying Li, Rong-Hua Bao, Zhi-Qiang Jiang, Huo-Yan Wu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study focused on a number of factors that have been implicated in calcaneal complications and find the incidence of wound complications. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. A total of 162 patients (176 feet) who underwent calcaneal fractures between 2007 and 2012 were included. The patient's personal details, age, time from injury to surgery, cause of injury, type of fracture, operative details, operating and tourniquet times were collected from hospital computers and paper records...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Amol Saxena, Rajan Patel
Locking plate fixation is becoming more popular for fixation of lower extremity osteotomies. The present study evaluated locking plate fixation compared with screw fixation in the medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy procedure, measuring the outcomes and rate of hardware removal. The procedure was performed on 30 patients, 31 times, with 17 undergoing single screw fixation and 14 undergoing locking plate fixation. The return to activity was 6.87 ± 1.43 months, including some patients for whom running was their main activity...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Patiguli Wusiman, Abdulhekim Yarbag, Guli Wurouzi, Ainiwaer Mijiti, Adili Moming
PURPOSE: The aims of the present study were to 1) evaluate clinical outcomes between standard and three-dimensional (3D) miniplate fixation in the management of mandibular fractures and 2) determine which fixation method is the best option for the treatment of mandibular fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive electronic search language without date was performed in July 2015. Inclusion criteria were studies in humans, including randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, and retrospective studies, with the aim of comparing the two techniques...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Yinguang Zhang, Qiang Dong, Xiang Sun, Fangke Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of external fixation compared with dynamic hip screw (DHS) for the treatment of elderly intertrochanteric hip fractures. METHODS: We searched Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane central database (All to December 19th, 2015) for comparative studies relevant to external fixation versus DHS for the management of intertrochanteric hip fractures. Only randomized controlled trial (RCT) were included. We extracted the trial characteristics, intervention details, primary and secondary outcomes...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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