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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667850/a-survey-of-fellowship-trained-upper-extremity-surgeons-on-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
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Steven R Niedermeier, Nisha Crouser, Amy Speeckaert, Kanu S Goyal
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to investigate current management strategies for lateral epicondylitis by fellowship-trained upper extremity surgeons. METHODS: A 17-question survey of treatment approaches and outcomes related to lateral epicondylitis was sent to 3354 surgeons using the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons member databases. RESULTS: Six hundred twelve upper extremity surgeons completed the survey...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664877/juvenile-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-trochlea-a-cohort-study-of-34-trochlear-lesions-associated-with-sporting-activities-that-load-the-patellofemoral-joint
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Meghan J Price, Maria Tuca, Joseph Nguyen, Jason Silberman, Eva Luderowski, Tyler J Uppstrom, Daniel W Green
BACKGROUND: Juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD) lesions are rarely located in the trochlea and few studies have focused on the causes and outcomes of JOCD lesions in this part of the knee. The purpose of this study is to (1) evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who undergo surgery for JOCD in this unusual location as well as (2) assess the association between trochlear JOCD and participation in sporting activities that load the patellofemoral joint. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 34 trochlear JOCD lesions in 30 patients...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664798/pouch-volvulus-in-patients-having-undergone-restorative-proctocolectomy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-case-series
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Rachel M Landisch, Paul M Knechtges, Mary F Otterson, Kirk A Ludwig, Timothy J Ridolfi
BACKGROUND: Restorative proctocolectomy with IPAA improves quality of life in patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis. Although bowel obstruction is common, pouch volvulus is rare and described only in case reports. Diagnosis can be challenging, resulting in delayed care and heightened morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptoms and successful management strategies used in patients with IPAA volvulus that result in pouch salvage...
April 16, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662750/return-to-play-in-adolescent-athletes-with-symptomatic-spondylolysis-without-listhesis-a-meta-analysis
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Samuel C Overley, Steven J McAnany, Steve Andelman, Jun Kim, Robert K Merrill, Samuel K Cho, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Andrew C Hecht
Study Design: Meta-analysis. Objectives: To assess return to play (RTP) rates in adolescent athletes with lumbar spondylolysis without spondylolisthesis treated conservatively or operatively. Methods: A review of Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Reviews was performed. The pooled results were performed by calculating the effect size based on the logit event rate. Studies were weighted by the inverse of the variance. Confidence intervals were reported at 95%...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661082/endoscopic-resection-of-different-types-of-talocalcaneal-coalition
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Wael Aldahshan, Adel Hamed, Faisal Elsherief, Ashraf Mohamed Abdelaziz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the technique of endoscopic resection of talocalcaneal coalition (TCC) by using 2 posterior portals and to report the outcomes of endoscopic resection of different types and sites of TCC. METHODS: An interventional prospective study was conducted on 20 feet in 18 consecutive patients who were diagnosed by computed tomography to have TCC for which nonoperative treatment had failed and endoscopic resection was performed...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657459/stress-radiographs-for-evaluating-acromioclavicular-joint-separations-in-an-active-duty-patient-population-what-have-we-learned
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K Aaron Shaw, John Synovec, Josef Eichinger, Christopher J Tucker, Jason A Grassbaugh, Stephen A Parada
Introduction: Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation is a common entity in athletic patient populations. The surgical treatment of these injuries varies based upon extent of injury, with numerous imaging modalities recommended to differentiate injury severity and treatment options. The use of weighted stress radiographs is controversial in the diagnostic evaluation of AC separation with previous consensus recommending against their use. No study to date has investigated the clinical utilization of diagnostic studies in the evaluation of AC joint separations in a military surgeon population...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652786/long-term-results-of-surgery-compared-with-nonoperative-treatment-for-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-in-the-spine-patient-outcomes-research-trial-sport
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William A Abdu, Olivia A Sacks, Anna N A Tosteson, Wenyan Zhao, Tor D Tosteson, Tamara S Morgan, Adam Pearson, James N Weinstein, Jon D Lurie
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized trial with a concurrent observational cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To compare eight-year outcomes between surgery and nonoperative care and among different fusion techniques for symptomatic lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical treatment of DS has been shown to be more effective than nonoperative treatment out to four years. This study sought to further determine the long-term (8-year) outcomes. METHODS: Surgical candidates with DS from thirteen centers with at least twelve weeks of symptoms and confirmatory imaging were offered enrollment in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) or observational cohort study (OBS)...
April 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629799/acute-jejunoileal-diverticulitis-multicenter-descriptive-study-of-33-patients
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Paul Lebert, Ingrid Millet, Olivier Ernst, Isabelle Boulay-Coletta, Lucie Corno, Patrice Taourel, Marc Zins
OBJECTIVE: Acute jejunoileal diverticulitis is a very rare and potentially serious disease affecting mostly elderly patients. The diagnosis is based on imaging but remains underrecognized. The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical and CT features and the outcomes of patients with acute jejunoileal diverticulitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases of acute jejunoileal diverticulitis managed at three French hospitals November 2005 through January 2015 were identified retrospectively...
April 9, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624450/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-evaluation-management-and-outcomes-of-and-return-to-play-criteria-for-overhead-athletes-with-superior-labral-anterior-posterior-injuries
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Lori A Michener, Jeffrey S Abrams, Kellie C Huxel Bliven, Sue Falsone, Kevin G Laudner, Edward G McFarland, James E Tibone, Charles A Thigpen, Timothy L Uhl
OBJECTIVE:   To present recommendations for the diagnosis, management, outcomes, and return to play of athletes with superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) injuries. BACKGROUND:   In overhead athletes, SLAP tears are common as either acute or chronic injuries. The clinical guidelines presented here were developed based on a systematic review of the current evidence and the consensus of the writing panel. Clinicians can use these guidelines to inform decision making regarding the diagnosis, acute and long-term conservative and surgical treatment, and expected outcomes of and return-to-play guidelines for athletes with SLAP injuries...
March 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624130/treatment-strategy-for-rod-fractures-following-corrective-fusion-surgery-in-adult-spinal-deformity-depends-on-symptoms-and-local-alignment-change
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Yu Yamato, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Sho Kobayashi, Tatsuya Yasuda, Daisuke Togawa, Go Yoshida, Tomohiro Banno, Shin Oe, Yuki Mihara, Yukihiro Matsuyama
OBJECTIVE Despite the significant incidence of rod fractures (RFs) following long-segment corrective fusion surgery, little is known about the optimal treatment strategy. The objectives of this study were to investigate the time course of clinical symptoms and treatments in patients with RFs following adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery and to establish treatment recommendations. METHODS This study was a retrospective case series of patients with RFs whose data were retrieved from a prospectively collected single-center database...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622499/isolated-rupture-of-the-distal-plantaris-muscle
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Benjamin Zickmantel, Fabian Krause, Lars Frauchiger
In the present case, the plantaris tendon was ruptured in isolation and at the distal part of the tendon. An injury of the Achilles tendon, gastrocnemius muscle, or soleus muscle was not detected. To the best of our knowledge, a similar case has not yet been reported. Our case basically demonstrates that a rupture of the musculus plantaris does not have to occur at the myotendiouns junction or the muscle belly itself. The initial nonoperative treatment with physiotherapy, antiinflammatory medicine, and an early return to sports, even for this more distal plantaris tendon rupture, led to a good result...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622398/time-to-reintroduction-of-feeding-in-infants-with-nonsurgical-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Chase A Arbra, Andra Oprisan, Dulaney A Wilson, Rita M Ryan, Aaron P Lesher
BACKGROUND: For infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) treated nonoperatively, no consensus exists on the optimal fasting period prior to reintroducing feeds after NEC. We report our experience with early (<7days) and late (≥7days) refeeding in this population. METHODS: A chart review of infants with NEC born between 2006 and 2016 was performed. Data elements include demographics, comorbidities, day of diagnosis, Bell's stage, recurrence, strictures, length of stay and mortality, and were grouped into early and late refeeding...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620588/atlas-fractures-diagnosis-current-treatment-recommendations-and-implications-for-elderly-patients
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Richard M Smith, Amit K Bhandutia, Julio J Jauregui, Mark Shasti, Steven C Ludwig
Fractures of the C1 vertebrae (atlas) are commonly the result of falls and other trauma, which cause hyperextension, or axial compression of the cervical spine. Although historically thought as a benign injury with lower neurological risks, current data suggests that this may not hold true for geriatric patients (aged 65 y and older) who may be predisposed to these fractures even after lower-energy trauma such as ground-level falls. Advancements in orthopedic trauma care has increased our diagnostic abilities to identify and manage patients with C1 fractures and other upper cervical spine trauma...
April 3, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613923/nonoperative-management-of-spinal-epidural-abscess-development-of-a-predictive-algorithm-for-failure
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Akash A Shah, Paul T Ogink, Sandra B Nelson, Mitchel B Harris, Joseph H Schwab
BACKGROUND: Prompt diagnosis and treatment are critical in spinal epidural abscess, as delay can lead to paralysis or death. The initial management decision for spinal epidural abscess is not always clear, with the literature showing conflicting results. When considering nonoperative management, it is crucial to avoid failure of treatment, given the neurologic compromise incurred through failure. Unfortunately, data regarding risk factors associated with failure are scarce. METHODS: All patients admitted to our hospital system with a diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess from 1993 to 2016 were identified...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610732/thoracic-perforations-surgical-techniques
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Atilla Eroglu, Yener Aydin, Omer Yilmaz
Esophageal perforation may occur spontaneously, iatrogenically or in connection with traumas. Sepsis may develop in connection with mediastinal and pleural exposure in a very short time as a consequence of disintegration of the esophagus. Esophageal perforation is an emergency accompanied with a high level of mortality and morbidity. Rate of mortality for the perforations in the thoracic region is higher than that in the cervical and abdominal regions. Delay in diagnosis and treatment is the most important factor to affect the mortality...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606411/nonoperative-management-of-pectus-excavatum-with-vacuum-bell-therapy-a-single-center-study
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Robert J Obermeyer, Nina S Cohen, Robert E Kelly, M Ann Kuhn, Frazier W Frantz, Margaret M McGuire, James F Paulson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine variables predictive of an excellent correction using vacuum bell therapy for nonoperative treatment of pectus excavatum. METHODS: A single institution, retrospective evaluation (IRB 15-01-WC-0024) of variables associated with an excellent outcome in pectus excavatum patients treated with vacuum bell therapy was performed. An excellent correction was defined as a chest wall depth equal to the mean depth of a reference group of 30 male children without pectus excavatum...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601207/nonsurgical-treatments-of-patellar-tendinopathy-multiple-injections-of-platelet-rich-plasma-are-a-suitable-option-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luca Andriolo, Sante Alessandro Altamura, Davide Reale, Christian Candrian, Stefano Zaffagnini, Giuseppe Filardo
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendinopathy is a condition characterized by anterior knee activity-related pain. It has a high incidence among athletes engaged in jumping sports and may become a chronic condition. Nonoperative management is the first choice in these patients, and several nonsurgical treatment options have been proposed. Nonetheless, clear indications on the most effective approach to address patellar tendinopathy are still lacking. PURPOSE: To analyze the evidence on nonoperative options to treat chronic patellar tendinopathy through a systematic review of the literature and to perform a meta-analysis to identify the most effective nonsurgical option...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593438/glenohumeral-internal-rotation-deficit-in-throwing-athletes-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Michael B Rose, Thomas Noonan
Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) is an adaptive process in which the throwing shoulder experiences a loss of internal rotation (IR). GIRD has most commonly been defined by a loss of >20° of IR compared to the contralateral shoulder. Total rotational motion of the shoulder is the sum of internal and external rotation and may be more important than the absolute value of IR loss. Pathologic GIRD has been defined as a loss of IR combined with a loss of total rotational motion. The leading pathologic process in GIRD is posterior capsular and rotator-cuff tightness, due to the repetitive cocking that occurs with the overhead throwing motion...
2018: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584506/ais-scores-in-spine-and-spinal-cord-trauma-epidemiological-considerations
#19
Dennis Maiman, Frank Pintar, Waqar Malik, Narayan Yoganandan
BACKGROUND: The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is an internationally accepted coding system created by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, utilized to code traumatic injuries as a function of severity, the latter often defined as mortality risk. Periodic reassessment of that risk is prudent, in light of advances in health care and relationship of nonanatomic factors to death. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to reevaluate the risk of death associated with spine fractures with and without neurologic deficit, age factors associated with it, and the impact of hospital coding on the accuracy of these efforts...
February 28, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582683/incidence-risk-factors-and-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-rupture-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Casey Jo Humbyrd, Sunjae Bae, Lauren M Kucirka, Dorry L Segev
BACKGROUND: Dialysis-dependent patients and kidney transplant recipients may be at increased risk for Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). METHODS: We studied Medicare patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from 1999 through 2013. Patients were categorized as waitlisted for a transplant, not waitlisted, or received a transplant. We performed multivariate negative binomial regression using demographic characteristics, comorbidities, and year of study entry to estimate adjusted incidence rate ratios (aIRRs), identify ATR risk factors, and determine treatment patterns and outcomes...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
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