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Distal radial fracture

Joey Chan Yiing Beh, Ehab Shaban Mahmoud Hamouda
Post-traumatic osseous cystic lesions are a rare complication in children. An aetiology of intramedullary fat seepage through the damaged bone cortex and its entrapment within the subperiosteum has been proposed. These lesions run a benign course and usually resolve spontaneously. The presence of fatty marrow gives it a distinct appearance which aids in its diagnosis and differentiation from other bone lesions. This case demonstrates a fat-fluid level within the subperiosteal cystic lesion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and this is a typical feature of post-traumatic cystic lesion in a child...
July 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
M Thiart, A Ikram, R P Lamberts
INTRODUCTION: Although fragment specific fixation has proved to be an effective treatment regime, it has not been established how successfully this treatment could be performed using fluoroscopy and what the added value of arthroscopy could be. Establish gap and step-off distances after in intra-articular distal radius fractures that have been treated with fragment specific fixation while using fluoroscopy. MATERIAL: Forty-four patients with an intra-articular distal radius fracture were treated with fragment specific fixation while using fluoroscopy...
October 14, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Eugene T H Ek, Sophia K Paul, Robert N Hotchkiss
BACKGROUND: The role of elbow contracture release in the very young is unclear, with existing studies reporting conflicting results. This study evaluated the long-term results after open elbow contracture release in patients aged younger than 18 years. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2012, 32 patients underwent open elbow contracture release at a mean age of 13.8 years (range, 5-18 years), and their outcomes were reviewed. The primary cause was traumatic in 30 patients (4 radial head/neck fractures, 5 intra-articular distal humeral fractures, 11 extra-articular distal humeral fractures, 10 complex fracture-dislocations), and the mean time from the index injury to contracture release was 16...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
A De Smet, J Lamouille, P Vostrel, M Loret, P Hoffmeyer, J-Y Beaulieu
The treatment of impacted distal radius fractures is complex. Internal fixation by a dorsal approach with arthrotomy should be considered, particularly when the fractures are dorsally comminuted. This was a retrospective, observational study of 26 patients operated between 2008 and 2012 who were reviewed in September 2013. In the surgical procedure, a single dorsal incision was made over the distal radius and arthrotomy performed; the fracture site was stabilized with two 2.4mm locking plates. The average follow-up was 39months...
June 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Åshild Bjørnerem, Ali Ghasem-Zadeh, Xiaofang Wang, Minh Bui, Susan P Walker, Roger Zebaze, Ego Seeman
Estrogen deficiency associated with menopause is accompanied by an increase in the rate of bone remodeling and the appearance of a remodeling imbalance; each of the greater number of remodeling transactions deposits less bone than was resorbed resulting in microstructural deterioration. The newly deposited bone is also less completely mineralized than the older bone resorbed. We examined whether breastfeeding, an estrogen deficient state, compromises bone microstructure and matrix mineral density. Distal tibial and distal radial microarchitecture were quantified using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography in 58 women prior, during and after breastfeeding, and in 48 controls during one to five years follow-up...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Praveen Bhardwaj, Ajeesh Sankaran, S Raja Sabapathy
Hand fracture fixation in mutilating injuries is characterized by multiple challenges due to possible skeletal disorganization and concomitant severe injury of soft tissue structures. The effects of skeletal disruption are best analyzed as divided into specific locales in the hand: radial, ulnar, proximal, and distal. Functional consequences of injuries in each of these regions are discussed. Although a variety of implants are now in vogue, K-wire fixation has stood the test of time and is especially useful in multiple fracture situations...
November 2016: Hand Clinics
Raju Vaishya, Vipul Vijay, Ram Sagar Pandit, Amit K Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the distal humerus are a rare entity accounting for approximately 2% of the humeral fractures. Non union of the distal humerus is further rare and poses a major challenge. These fractures usually respond to open reduction and bone grafting but some may fail multiple surgical attempts at union and hence are labelled as "resistant" non union. We report a case of resistant non union of the distal humerus which was managed by total elbow arthroplasty. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old male presented to the out patient department with history of a compound comminuted fracture of the distal end of the humerus approximately 25 years back...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
J Fan, B Jiang, F Yuan, S Z Li, J Q Zhou, J Mei, L M Cheng, G R Yu
Objective: To investigate the clinical character and treating strategy of extreme distal radial fractures. Methods: From June 2012 to May 2014, 12 patients who suffered from extreme distal radial fractures were treated in Department of Orthopedics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University. According to AO/OTA classification, there were 4 cases of type 23B1, 3 cases of 23B2, 3 cases of 23C1 and 2 cases of 23C3.When classified by morphological features, there were 4 of simple styloid process fracture, 3 of simple extreme distal radial fracture without articular surface involved, 3 of styloid process fracture combined with distal radial articular fracture, and 2 of articular surface splintered or collapse fracture...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Y Fujihara, M Tatebe, N Fujihara, H Tanaka, H Hirata
The aim of this study was to identify the fragment's shape by evaluating olecranon fractures. We examined the CT images of 48 olecranon fractures (28 women and 20 men). Mean age was 59.9 years. On the olecranon's posterior surface, we measured the distance between the apex of the olecranon fragment and the radial edge of the flat spot on the short axis and the width of the flat spot on the same short axis. The tip radial ratio (i.e., the tip radial edge to the flat spot width) was derived from these parameters...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
R W Jordan, R Naeem, S Jadoon, K Srinivas, G Shyamalan
The aim of this study was to report the success of maintaining reduced distal radius fractures with cast immobilisation and analyse risk factors for redisplacement. A retrospective analysis of distal radius fracture manipulated between April 2011 and 2013 was conducted. Age, gender, fracture classification, ulna fracture, dorsal comminution and volar alignment were recorded. Reduction and redisplacement were measured using Sarmiento's modification of Lidstrom's system. 110 patients were included ; mean age 62...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Kavin Khatri, Vijay Sharma, Kamran Farooque, Vivek Tiwari
BACKGROUND: Unstable distal end radius fractures are difficult to manage and so various treatment modalities have been described. The use of variable-angle locking plates is promoted for the management of these fractures. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the functional and radiological outcomes in unstable distal end radius fractures treated with variable-angle locking plates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 23 unstable distal end radius fractures that were treated at our institution with volar variable-angle locking plates...
June 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
Timo Rantalainen, Benjamin K Weeks, Rossana C Nogueira, Belinda R Beck
Skeletal robustness (cross-section size relative to length) is associated with stress fractures in adults, and appears to explain the high incidence of distal radius fractures in adolescents. However, little is known about the ontogeny of long bone robustness during the first three decades of life. Therefore, we explored the ontogeny of tibial, fibular, ulnar and radial robustness in a cross-sectional sample of 5 to 29year-old volunteers of both sexes. Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) was used to evaluate cross-sections of the leg (4%, 14%, 38% and 66%), and forearm (4%, and 66%) in N=432 individuals...
September 17, 2016: Bone
B Schacher, R Böttcher, A Vogel, A Asmus, S Kim, A Eisenschenk, F Eichenauer
BACKGROUND: Nonunion of the scaphoid as a result of proximal fractures, failed surgical reconstruction, and especially avascular fragment necrosis are possible indications of vascularized bone grafts. Various techniques of vascularized (pedicled and free) grafts have been described. Pedicled grafts from the direct vicinity of the wrist provide several benefits. Harvest-site morbidity is reduced and preserved graft perfusion, without the need for blood vessel anastomosis, may lead to an improved consolidation...
September 15, 2016: Der Orthopäde
Abolfazl Bagherifard, Davod Jafari, Hassan Keihan Shokouh, Ebrahim Motavallian, Farid Najd Mazhar
BACKGROUND: Distal radius radiographic indices may play a role as risk factors in pathogenesis of Kienbock's disease, scaphoid fracture and nonunion. Perilunate fracture dislocations are devastating wrist injuries, and their relationship and distal radius indices have not been addressed in the literature. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of distal radius radiographic indices including radial height, radial inclination, ulnar variance and volar tilt as risk factors in the perilunate fracture dislocation injury of the wrist...
May 2016: Trauma Monthly
N Diwersi, R Babst, B-C Link
THE PROBLEM: Dislocated intra-articular fractures of the distal radius are operatively treated to achieve anatomical reconstruction of the joint. In complex distal radial fractures with multiple joint fragments, fixation with angular stable plates alone may be technically challenging. Smaller fragments, such as the lip of ulnopalmar joint, are often difficult to control. THE SOLUTION: The supplementary application of mini plates, as employed in maxillofacial surgery, is a helpful tool for reduction and fixation...
October 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
A Bhattacharyya, S Kumar
Deformity of wrist is very common after mal union of extra articular fractures over distal end of Radius. It causes limitation of movements too in different directions with or without pain. Deformity may be treated by different types of corrective osteotomy. We treated cases of this type of malunion with Fernandez osteotomy. This study is to observe the amount of correction and recovery of functional status in patients with malunited distal radius fractures treated with Fernandez osteotomy. This is a prospective study...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Christopher D Souder, Joanna H Roocroft, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: The radiocapitellar line (RCL) was originally described for evaluation of the alignment of the RC joint on lateral images of the elbow. Although, many authors have translated the utilization of RCL into coronal imaging, previous studies have not been performed to confirm validity. The purpose of this paper was to identify an accurate way of evaluating pediatric RC alignment in the coronal plane. METHODS: Thirty-seven anteroposterior (AP) radiographs of 37 children were evaluated to determine the position of the RC joint in the coronal plane...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Jorge E Licano
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September 2016: Radiologic Technology
Guang Shu Yu, Yan Bin Lin, Li Sheng Le, Mei Feng Zhan, Xiao Xiang Jiang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare clinical outcomes of internal fixation and conservative approach in the treatment of displaced distal radius fractures. METHODS: Reports of studies were retrieved from the PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, BIOSIS, Ovid, CNKI, and Wanfang Data databases, as well as other sources. Methodological quality of the trials was critically assessed, and relevant data were extracted. Review Manager (RevMan) meta-analysis software (version 5...
May 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
A K Bhat, A M Acharya, N Soni
Incidence of multiple flexor tendon rupture following distal radius fractures is rare with very few cases being reported in literature. We present an unusual case of a patient who had come to us with complaints of weakness and paresthesia of the right hand of one month prior and with a past history of dorsal plating for distal radius fracture nine years ago. Radiographs showed a distal radius fracture malunion with intact dorsal plate and protrusion of screws through the volar cortex. On exploration, attritional ruptures of all digital flexors were found with sparing of the Flexor Pollicis Longus tendon...
October 2016: J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol
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