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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784532/short-term-results-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-transfer-in-delayed-and-neglected-achilles-tendon-repair
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Hamza Ozer, Yilmaz Ergisi, Gulcan Harput, Mehmet S Senol, Gul Baltaci
Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer to the calcaneus in the repair of delayed or neglected Achilles tendon (AT) injuries is a viable and dynamic option. Nineteen patients (18 males, 1 female; mean age 47.4 ± 12.4, range 24 to 74, years; body mass index 27.5 ± 4.5, range 23.2 to 38.9, kg/m2 ; interval from injury to surgery 40.8 ± 11.6, range 28 to 60, days) with delayed or neglected repair of AT rupture were included in the present study. FHL transfer to the calcaneus through a single incision and repair of the defect with native tendon lengthening or a tendinous turndown flap was performed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774947/passive-engineering-mechanism-enhancement-of-a-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon-transfer-procedure
#2
Connor M Pihl, Christina J Stender, Ravi Balasubramanian, Kylie M Edinger, Bruce J Sangeorzan, William R Ledoux
Standard treatments of adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) fail to correct associated dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT). This study aimed to determine if a novel passive engineering mechanism (PEM) enhanced flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendon transfer procedure would better restore physiologic PTT function to improve AAFD gait parameters compared to standard treatment. We evaluated the kinetic, pedobarographic, and kinematic effects of a pulley-based PEM-enhancement system utilizing a cadaveric flatfoot model and robotic gait simulator...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773685/simulated-work-loops-predict-maximal-human-cycling-power
#3
James C Martin, Jennifer A Nichols
Fish, birds, and lizards sometimes perform locomotor activities with maximized muscle power. Whether humans maximize muscular power is unknown because current experimental techniques cannot be applied non-invasively. This study uses simulated muscle work loops to examine whether voluntary maximal cycling is characterized by maximized muscle power. The simulated work loops leverage experimentally measured joint angles, anatomically realistic muscle parameters (muscle-tendon lengths, velocities, and moment arms), and a published muscle model to calculate powers and forces for thirty-eight muscles...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757529/fiber-based-scaffolding-techniques-for-tendon-tissue-engineering
#4
REVIEW
Yang Wu, Yi Han, Yoke San Wong, Jerry Ying Hsi Fuh
Tendon refers to a band of tough, regularly arranged and connective tissue connecting muscle and bone, transferring strength from muscle to bone, and enabling articular stability and movement. The limitations of natural tendon grafts motivate the scaffold-based tissue engineering (TE) approaches, which aim to build patient-specific biological substitutes that can repair the damaged or diseased tissues. Advances in engineering and knowledge of chemistry and biology have brought forth numerous fiber-based technologies, including electrospinning, electrohydrodynamic jet printing, electrochemical alignment technique and other fiber-assembly technologies, which enable the fabrication of tendon tissue structure in three-dimension...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754186/flexor-hallucis-longus-transfer-clinical-outcome-through-a-single-incision-for-chronic-achilles-tendon-rupture
#5
Hossam Abubeih, Mohamed Khaled, Waleed Riad Saleh, Galal Z Said
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcome of single-incision flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer in chronic Achilles tendon rupture. METHODS: A prospective study of a series of cases of chronic Achilles tendon rupture that were treated with single-incision flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer, from April 2015 to December 2016. The study included 21 patients (15 men and 6 women), with mean age 40.3 ± 17.5 years. The average follow-up time was 15 (12-24) months...
May 12, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746150/biomechanical-comparison-of-anatomic-and-extra-anatomic-reconstruction-techniques-using-local-grafts-for-chronic-instability-of-the-acromioclavicular-joint
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Malo Le Hanneur, Andrew Thoreson, Damien Delgrande, Thibault Lafosse, Jean-David Werthel, Philippe Hardy, Bassem Elhassan
BACKGROUND: Anatomic reconstruction techniques are increasingly used to address cases of acromioclavicular (AC) joint chronic instability. These usually involve an additional surgical site for autograft harvesting or an allograft. PURPOSE: To describe a triple-bundle (TB) anatomic reconstruction using on-site autografts, the semiconjoint tendon (SCT) and the coracoacromial ligament (CAL), and compare its primary stability to the native AC joint ligamentous complex and to a modified Weaver-Dunn (WD) reconstruction...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737002/lower-limb-reconstruction-with-chimeric-flaps-the-quad-flap
#7
Solomon M Azouz, Nikki A Castel, Aparna Vijayasekaran, Alanna M Rebecca, Salvatore C Lettieri
Early soft-tissue coverage is critical for treating traumatic open lower-extremity wounds. As free-flap reconstruction evolves, injuries once thought to be nonreconstructable are being salvaged. Free-tissue transfer is imperative when there is extensive dead space or exposure of vital structures such as bone, tendon, nerves, or blood vessels. We describe 2 cases of lower-extremity crush injuries salvaged with the quad flap. This novel flap consists of parascapular, scapular, serratus, and latissimus dorsi free flaps in combination on one pedicle...
May 7, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736263/using-nerve-transfer-to-restore-prehension-and-grasp-12-years-following-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
#8
Ida K Fox, Christine B Novak, Lorna C Kahn, Susan E Mackinnon, Rimma Ruvinskaya, Neringa Juknis
Introduction: Nerve transfers are used routinely for reconstruction of hand function following lower motor neuron lesions. In people with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), this novel and alternate reconstruction option may be useful to restore prehension and grasp, and improve hand function. Case presentation: A 34-year-old male presented 12 years post-mid-cervical SCI. Pre-operative electrodiagnostic studies revealed intact lower motor neurons below the SCI level...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727018/the-improvement-of-bone-tendon-fixation-by-porous-titanium-interference-screw-a-rabbit-animal-model
#9
Pei-I Tsai, Chih-Yu Chen, Shu-Wei Huang, Kuo-Yi Yang, Tzu-Hung Lin, San-Yuan Chen, Jui-Sheng Sun
The interference screw is a widely used fixation device in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgeries. Despite the generally satisfactory results, problems of using interference screws were reported. By using additive manufacturing (AM) technology, we developed an innovative titanium alloy (Ti6 Al4 V) interference screw with rough surface and inter-connected porous structure designs to improve the bone-tendon fixation. An innovative Ti6 Al4 V interference screws were manufactured by AM technology...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726293/predicting-tendon-tissue-grafting-source-from-the-extensors-of-long-fingers-a-systematic-review-of-cadaveric-studies
#10
Kaissar Yammine
BACKGROUND: The use of tendon tissue for transfer and grafting is a common practice in hand surgery. Many local tendons are usually used, mainly that of the palmaris longus muscle. However, this tendon could be absent in up to 46%. Extra slips of the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) and extra tendons such as the extensor indicis (EI) and the extensor digiti minimi (EDM) could be valuable sources for tendon tissue. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to quantify the proportion of extra slips in relation to each tendon and extra tendons in relation to each long finger...
May 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725505/outcome-of-tendon-transfers-for-radial-nerve-palsy-in-a-malaysian-tertiary-centre
#11
J Richford, S Abdullah, M Norhafizah, I Juliana, F Rashdeen, A Razana
Tendon transfers for radial nerve palsy is a common operation with good results. We did a retrospective study on twenty patients with radial nerve palsy who underwent tendon transfer surgery and recovered between January 2008 and December 2012. Outcomes measured were motor power of wrist extension, finger extension, grip strength and DASH scores. There was significant improvement of motor power of wrist and finger extension between the preoperative period and three months post-operatively, between the pre operative period and six months post operatively and between three and six months postoperatively (p = 0...
March 2018: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716413/minimally-invasive-modified-camitz-opponensplasty-for-severe-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#12
Mitsuhiko Nanno, Norie Kodera, Yuji Tomori, Shinro Takai
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the clinical results and the complications between the minimally invasive modified Camitz opponensplasty and the conventional Camitz opponensplasty for severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and to evaluate the efficacy of the modified technique for CTS. METHODS: Twenty-eight hands in 24 patients with severe CTS who had disorder of the thumb opposition with thenar muscle atrophy (group 1) were treated by minimally invasive modified Camitz opponensplasty, passing the transferred palmaris longus (PL) tendon under the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) fascia using only palm and thumb incision, and no incision to either wrist crease or forearm...
May 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715219/sixty-years-on-ponseti-method-for-clubfoot-treatment-produces-high-satisfaction-despite-inherent-tendency-to-relapse
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Lewis E Zionts, Edward Ebramzadeh, Rebecca D Morgan, Sophia N Sangiorgio
BACKGROUND: Developed at the University of Iowa in 1950, the Ponseti method to manage idiopathic clubfoot deformity was slow to gain wide acceptance until the mid-1990s. There is a paucity of intermediate and long-term outcome studies involving this technique, with nearly all such studies coming from a single institution. The purpose of this study is to report the contemporary outcome of patients with clubfoot deformity whose feet were managed with the Ponseti method and who were followed to ≥5 years old, to provide outcome expectations for parents and for clinicians managing patients with idiopathic clubfoot...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713809/environmental-fate-and-effect-of-biodegradable-electro-spun-scaffolds-biomaterial-a-case-study
#14
A Irizar, M J B Amorim, K P Fuller, D I Zeugolis, J J Scott-Fordsmand
Poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) based medical devices are increasingly produced and thus, their presence in the environment is likely to increase. The present study analysed the biodegradation of PCL electro-spun scaffolds (alone) and PCL electro-spun scaffolds coated with human recombinant (hR) collagen and Bovine Achilles tendon (BAT) collagen in sewage sludge and in soil. Additionally, an eco-toxicological test with the model organism Enchytraeus crypticus was performed to assess environmental hazard of the produced materials in soils...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706248/a-new-sign-allowing-diagnosis-in-the-pathologies-of-the-extensor-tendons-of-the-hand
#15
A Leti Acciaro, F Pilla, G Colzani, N Corradi
INTRODUCTION: The thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the extensor tendon system of the hand is crucial for clinical examination and detection of tendon injuries. The Juncturae between the EDCII and other extensor tendons presents different incidences, shapes ("r" or "y") and morphologies (Type I, II, III). The EIP does not receive connection. These characteristics may result in variable effects on extensor tendons during active finger movements. The purpose of this study is to investigate and describe a new sign helping diagnosis for injuries or pathologies of EIP and EDC index finger (EDC II), based on a cadaveric dissection and clinical observation...
January 9, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702048/nerve-transfer-surgery-for-penetrating-upper-extremity-injuries
#16
Efstathios Karamanos, Ilya Rakitin, Sophie Dream, Aamir Siddiqui
CONTEXT: Nerve transfer surgery is an option for repair of penetrating injuries of the upper extremity. In the right setting, it has advantages over tendon transfers and nerve grafting. OBJECTIVE: To review our experience since 2006 of nerve transfer surgery in the upper extremities. DESIGN: We included cases performed to repair penetrating trauma within three months of injury with at least three years' follow-up. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Preoperative and postoperative muscle strength of the affected extremity...
April 9, 2018: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701092/the-functional-and-dynamometer-tested-results-of-transtendinous-flexor-hallucis-longus-transfer-for-neglected-ruptures-of-the-achilles-tendon-at-six-years-follow-up
#17
C J Lever, H A Bosman, A H N Robinson
Aims Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer is a well-recognized technique in the treatment of the neglected tendo Achillis (TA) rupture. Patients and Methods We report a retrospective review of 20/32 patients who had undergone transtendinous FHL transfer between 2003 and 2011 for chronic TA rupture. Their mean age at the time of surgery was 53 years (22 to 83). The mean time from rupture to surgery was seven months (1 to 36). The mean postoperative follow-up was 73 months (29 to 120). Six patients experienced postoperative wound complications...
May 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679723/comparison-of-hook-plate-with-versus-without-double-tunnel-coracoclavicular-ligament-reconstruction-for-repair-of-acute-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocations-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Jian Yin, Zhaoyang Yin, Ge Gong, Chao Zhu, Chao Sun, Xinhui Liu
PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the surgical outcomes of a hook plate with double-tunnel coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction by conjoined tendon transfer versus single hook plate surgery for the repair of acute type of Rockwood type III and V acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations. METHODS: The study cohort included 62 patients with acute (within 6 weeks after trauma) Rockwood type III and V AC joint dislocations who underwent surgery from February 2012 to September 2015...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671022/-the-minimally-invasive-chevron-and-akin-osteotomy-mica
#19
REVIEW
Sebastian Altenberger, Stefanie Kriegelstein, Oliver Gottschalk, Florian Dreyer, Alexander Mehlhorn, Anke Röser, Markus Walther
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous correction of a hallux valgus deformity with or without transfer metatarsalgia. INDICATIONS: Hallux valgus deformity up to 20° intermetatarsal angle, without instability of the first tarsometatarsal joint. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Symptomatic arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, as well as instability of the first tarsometatarsal joint. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Percutaneous performed osteotomy of the distal metatarsal 1 in combination with a medial closing wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx of the first toe...
April 18, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663091/anatomical-feasibility-study-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-transfer-in-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-and-posteromedial-portal-of-ankle-arthroscopy
#20
Haijiao Mao, Linger Wang, Wenwei Dong, Zhenxin Liu, Weigang Yin, Dachuan Xu, Keith L Wapner
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of anatomical variations of the musculotendinous junction of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) muscle, the relationship between FHL tendon or muscle and the tibial neurovascular bundle at the level of the posterior ankle joint in human cadavers. METHODS: Seventy embalmed feet from 20 male and 15 female cadavers, the cadavers' mean age was 65.4 (range from 14 to 82) years, were dissected and anatomically classified to observe FHL muscle morphology define the relationship between FHL tendon or muscle and the tibial neurovascular bundle...
April 16, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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