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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910185/drug-eluting-balloon-angioplasty-for-below-the-knee-lesions-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-midterm-results
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Burak Teymen, Süleyman Aktürk
BACKGROUND: The 1-year restenosis rate after standard balloon angioplasty (BA) of long lesions in below-the-knee arteries may be as high as 70%. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy and safety of paclitaxel drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for treatment of below the knee lesions in end stage renal disease patients (ESRD) with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Our study is a retrospective, single-center study. Inclusion criteria were ESRD, critical limb ischemia (Rutherford class 4 or higher) and significant stenosis or occlusion of at least 1 below-the-knee vessel...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909207/below-knee-amputation-failure-and-poor-functional-outcomes-are-higher-than-predicted-in-contemporary-practice
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Jesse A Columbo, Brian W Nolan, Ryland S Stucke, Eva M Rzucidlo, Karen L Walker, Richard J Powell, Bjoern D Suckow, David H Stone
OBJECTIVE: The perceived functional benefit of below-knee amputation (BKA) must be carefully weighed against the need for potential reinterventions. This study sought to examine the contemporary clinical and functional outcomes of patients undergoing BKA in the endovascular era. METHODS: All patients who underwent BKA from January 2008 to December 2014 at a single tertiary medical center were retrospectively reviewed. Demographics, comorbidities, ambulation status, and transcutaneous oximetry (TcPO2) values were recorded...
November 30, 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871493/diabetes-does-not-worsen-outcomes-following-infrageniculate-bypass-or-endovascular-intervention-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Caitlin W Hicks, Alireza Najafian, Alik Farber, Matthew T Menard, Mahmoud B Malas, James H Black, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: Both open surgery and endovascular peripheral interventions have been shown to effectively improve outcomes in patients with peripheral arterial disease, but minimal data exist comparing outcomes performed at and below the knee among patients with diabetes (DM) specifically. The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes following open bypass (lower extremity bypass [LEB]) and peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) at and below the knee in patients with DM vs patients without DM (non-DM) with critical limb ischemia...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849466/descriptive-characteristics-and-amputation-rates-with-use-of-intrepid-dynamic-exoskeleton-orthosis
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Owen Hill, Lakmini Bulathsinhala, Susan L Eskridge, Kimberly Quinn, Daniel J Stinner
Advancements in ankle-foot orthotic devices, such as the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO), are designed to improve function and reduce pain of the injured lower extremity. There is a paucity of research detailing the demographics, injury patterns and amputation outcomes of patients who have been prescribed an IDEO. The purpose of this study was to describe the demographics, presenting diagnosis and patterns of amputation in patients prescribed an IDEO at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). The study population was comprised of 624 service members who were treated at the CFI and prescribed an IDEO between 2009 and 2014...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843662/neck-of-femur-fracture-in-a-patient-with-a-chronic-osteomyelitis-of-the-ipsilateral-foot
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Anne-Carolin Döring, Anne J H Vochteloo, Kees van Doorn, Rianne M H A Huis In 't Veld, Anil Peters
This case report describes a successful two-stage treatment in a 75-year-old male with a displaced neck of femur fracture, also suffering from an active chronic osteomyelitis of the ipsilateral calcaneus. In our case, a below-knee amputation was performed first, followed by total hip arthroplasty two weeks later. At 15-month follow-up, full recovery of the prefracture level of activities of daily living without significant impairment was obtained. Only a few cases of total hip arthroplasty in amputees have been published, but the indication for surgery was mainly traumatic or advanced osteoarthritis...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793622/tibioperoneal-occlusive-disease-a-review-of-below-the-knee-endovascular-therapy-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia
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Kathryn B Muir, Patrick R Cook, Maxwell R Sirkin, Gilbert Aidinian
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Tibioperoneal occlusive disease is one of the most difficult disease processes to successfully treat. Previous studies have attempted to address the outcomes of tibial interventions in this patient population; however, the majority of these study cohorts are composed of patients who have undergone concomitant aortoiliac or femoral procedures. Our objective was to present the outcomes of patients treated with endovascular intervention for isolated below-the-knee atherosclerotic disease causing critical limb ischemia (CLI)...
October 25, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790114/bilateral-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-foot-associated-with-group-b-streptococcus
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Keitaro Fukuda, Misao Ryujin, Reiko Sakio, Satoshi Fukuzumi, Takanori Omae, Kazuhito Hayakawa
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe bacterial infection involving fascia and subcutaneous tissue. It generally affects upper or lower extremities unilaterally, and there are few reports of bilateral-extremity NF. Here, we report a case of a 43-year-old male with type 1 diabetes who had NF on the left foot and subsequently developed NF on the other foot 1 week later. The patient survived with antimicrobial therapy and bilateral below-knee amputation. As group B streptococcus (GBS) was isolated by blood culture and culture of excised tissues of both feet, bilateral GBS NF of the foot was diagnosed...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777536/ewing-sarcoma-in-the-right-ventricle
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Marija Petrovic, Bihong Zhao, Manoj Thangam, Pranav Loyalka, L Maximilian Buja, Biswajit Kar, Igor D Gregoric
Ewing sarcoma is the second most prevalent malignant primary bone tumor but constitutes only a small proportion of cardiac metastases. We present a case of asymptomatic Ewing sarcoma metastatic to the right ventricle. A 36-year-old man presented for evaluation and resection of a pedunculated right ventricular cardiac tumor. Three years before, he had been diagnosed with translocation-negative Ewing sarcoma, for which he had undergone chemotherapy and amputation of the left leg below the knee. We resected the right ventricular tumor...
October 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768657/genitourinary-injuries-and-extremity-amputation-in-operations-enduring-freedom-and-iraqi-freedom-early-findings-from-the-trauma-outcomes-and-urogenital-health-tough-project
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Nina S Nnamani, Judson C Janak, Steven J Hudak, Jessica C Rivera, Eluned A Lewis, Douglas W Soderdahl, Jean A Orman
BACKGROUND: In Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), genitourinary (GU) wounds have occurred in unprecedented numbers. Severe concomitant injuries, including extremity amputations, are common. The epidemiology of GU injury and extremity amputation in OEF/OIF has not been described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry was queried from October 2001 through August 2013 to identify all surviving US male service members with GU injuries sustained in OEF/OIF...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716556/a-retrospective-analysis-of-laser-endartherectomy-assisted-balloon-angioplasty-for-popliteal-and-infrapopliteal-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Erwin E Argueta, Alvaro Rosales, Jose A Suarez
OBJECTIVES: To describe our single center experience with the use of laser endartherectomy assisted balloon angioplasty in popliteal and infrapopliteal arterial disease. BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) carries significant morbidity to patients. Some patients may have multiple comorbid conditions potentially limiting therapeutic options for PAD. Endovascular interventions are aimed at decreasing arterial disease symptoms, improve wound healing and ultimately limb salvage...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703940/salvage-of-a-below-knee-amputation-utilizing-rotationplasty-principles-in-a-patient-with-chronic-tibial-osteomyelitis
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Matthew R Moralle, Nicholas D Stekas, Mark C Reilly, Michael S Sirkin, Mark R Adams
INTRODUCTION: Chronic osteomyelitis is a disease that requires fastidious treatment to eliminate. However, when eradication is unable to be achieved through exhaustive modalities of antibiotic therapy and multiple debridements, significant resection of the infected bone and soft tissue must be considered, including amputation. Here we report of a salvage procedure for chronic osteomyelitis of the left tibia by employing a rotationplasty to avoid an above knee amputation and instead provide the patient with a below knee amputation...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685013/knee-rotationplasty-motion-of-the-body-centre-of-mass-during-walking
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Viviana Rota, Maria Grazia Benedetti, Yusuke Okita, Marco Manfrini, Luigi Tesio
Knee rotationplasty (KRP) is a type of surgery in which the rotated ankle serves as a new knee after being removed for bone tumor. Although this limb salvage surgery is rarely indicated in properly selected patients, it may offer functional advantages over transfemoral amputation, and more durable results compared with a prosthesis. The walking mechanics of adult patients after KRP is believed to be close to that of below-knee amputees. In this study, we evaluated steady-state walking of KRP patients from the viewpoint of the overall muscle power needed to keep the body centre of mass in motion...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676772/prosthesis-alignment-and-knee-valgus-in-individual-with-fibula-hemimelia-study-case
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Marie Laberge-Malo, Xavier Rodrigue, Céline Goyette, Annie Pouliot-Laforte, Audrey Parent, Isabelle Marcoux, Laurent Ballaz
OBJECTIVE: Fibula hemimelia is a congenital malformation of the lower limbs that is associated to aplasia or hypoplasia of the fibula. This condition is characterized by knee valgus which tends to increase over years in children walking with a below knee prosthesis. However, few recommendations are available regarding the optimal prosthesis alignment for amputated children with fibula hemimelia. The aim of this case study was to compare different prosthesis alignments and to assess their impact on knee joint moment in the frontal plane during walking...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664402/rehabilitation-trends-after-lower-extremity-amputations-in-canada
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Ahmed Kayssi, Steven Dilkas, Derry L Dance, Charles de Mestral, Thomas L Forbes, Graham Roche-Nagle
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity of medical complications that lead to amputation has resulted in a diverse patient population with differing rehabilitation needs; however, the rehabilitation trends for patients with lower extremity amputations across Canada have not been studied previously. OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in rehabilitation after lower extremity amputations and the factors affecting rehabilitation length of stay in Canada. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis...
September 21, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617615/effective-local-anesthesia-for-onabotulinumtoxin-a-injections-to-treat-hyperhidrosis-associated-with-traumatic-amputation
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Lucy L Shi, Michael R Sargen, Suephy C Chen, Jack L Arbiser, Brian P Pollack
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections are an effective treatment for controlling hyperhidrosis at sites of amputation. Hyperesthesia associated with amputated limbs is a major barrier to performing this procedure under local anesthesia. OBJECTIVE: To present a novel method for improving local anesthesia with BTX-A injections. Methods & RESULTS: A 29-year-old military veteran with a below-the-knee amputation of his right leg was suffering from amputation site hyperhidrosis, which was impeding his ability to comfortably wear a prosthesis...
June 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617406/burn-wound-mucormycosis-a-case-study-on-poor-wound-healing
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Bryan Stanistreet, Derek Bell
Mucormycosis is a rare, rapidly progressive and often fatal fungal infection. The rarity of the condition lends itself to unfamiliarity, delayed treatment, and poor outcomes. Diagnosis of fungal infections early enough to enable appropriate treatment occurs in less than half of affected patients. A 56-year-old male with a history of diabetes mellitus II, hepatitis C, and intravenous drug abuse was involved in a rollover motor vehicle accident. He sustained circumferential partial and full-thickness burns to his lower extremities with 20% BSA burns...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617405/innovative-techniques-for-maximizing-limb-salvage-and-function
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Mansher Singh, Hehuan Li, Kristo Nuutila, K C Collins, Jennifer Wall, Robert Riviello, Michael J Weaver, Matthew J Carty, Julian Pribaz, Simon G Talbot
Concurrent injuries to multiple extremities present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. The primary goal in such scenarios is to optimize functional outcomes. The goal of this article is to present an overview of various techniques necessary to provide sufficient soft tissue and preserve amputation limb lengths and function. The concept of innovative techniques for maximizing limb savage and function is presented using an index patient with multiple extremity third- and fourth-degree burn injuries resulting in nonsalvageable lower extremities and severe left-hand wounds...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605689/trends-in-complication-rates-following-ankle-arthrodesis-and-total-ankle-replacement
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Alexandra I Stavrakis, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: This study provides an updated comparison of the reoperation rates following primary ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement on the basis of observational, population-based data from California. We previously reported data from 1995 to 2004, and our current study includes new data from 2005 to 2010. Our hypothesis was that total ankle replacement would demonstrate increasing utilization and lower complication rates given advances in implant design and growth in surgeon experience...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594645/complete-fifth-ray-amputation-with-peroneal-tendon-transfer-to%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-cuboid-a-review-of-consecutive-cases-involving-lateral-column%C3%A2-neuropathic-foot-ulceration-and-osteomyelitis
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Troy J Boffeli, Steven R Smith, Kyle W Abben
Nonhealing wounds along the fifth metatarsal associated with neuropathy and bone deformity frequently become complicated with osteomyelitis. Our surgical technique for complete fifth ray amputation with peroneal tendon transfer has been previously published. The present study evaluated the outcomes regarding success with initial healing and intermediate-term limb survival after this procedure, which is intended to resolve infection, remove bone deformity, heal and prevent recurrence of lateral column wounds, and maintain functional stability of the foot...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594571/-treatment-of-below-the-knee-lesions-broadening-the-limits-of-vascular-surgery
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C Caradu, A S Battut, C Gonthier, D Midy, E Ducasse
One third of patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) has below the knee lesions and requires a restoration of direct blood flow into the foot. However, many of these patients are ineligible for open surgery. The primary goals thus become pain relief and limb salvage over patency. The angiosome concept helps determine the target artery to treat in priority. The endovascular approach has decreased morbidity and mortality rates compared to distal bypass surgery; while subintimal retrograde, trans-collateral and loop techniques push the limits of open surgery by reopening the plantar arch, thereby improving run-off...
September 1, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
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