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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636252/influence-of-analyzed-lubricant-volumes-on-the-amount-and-characteristics-of-generated-wear-particles-from-three-different-types-of-polyethylene-liner-materials
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Jana Markhoff, Carmen Zietz, Christian Fabry, Gerhard Fulda, Rainer Bader
The articulating components of artificial joints consist mainly of metals, ceramics, or polymers. Resulting abrasive wear particles can promote osteolysis and aseptic loosening of the endo-prosthetic implants. Ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene is the material used most for bearing couples in total hip replacement. In the present study, three types of polyethylene (PE) liners varying in material composition, i.e., (1) conventional PE (C-PE), (2) sequentially cross-linked PE (SX-PE), (3) cross-linked PE blended with vitamin E (EX-PE) articulating with two types of femoral heads were used...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630749/imaging-in-peri-prosthetic-assessment-an-orthopaedic-perspective
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Christoph H Lohmann, Sanjiv Rampal, Martin Lohrengel, Gurpal Singh
As imaging techniques are ever-evolving, this article aims to provide a brief overview of the various modalities including their limitations. The ability of imaging for evaluation of implant osseo-integration will be addressed and also the role of imaging in assessing septic and aseptic loosening, with a particular focus on adverse tissue reactions, will be discussed. Specific features when imaging the big joints such as shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joint will also be outlined.Overall, a lack of standardisation and validity was noted and despite the gross variety of imaging modalities, there is no technique covering all aspects required for evaluation of implant fixation and septic and aseptic loosening...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626592/diffuse-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-presenting-atypically-as-periprosthetic-joint-infection-in-a-total-hip-replacement
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Aysha Rajeev, Angela Ralte, Nameer Choudhry, Faizan Jabbar, Paul Banaszkiewicz
The occurrence of extranodal primary B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is rare. Total hip replacement is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed. There has been an increased incidence of primary lymphomas involving periprosthetic sites. Chronic inflammation due to metal debris arising from the prosthetic implants has been evidenced as one of the causes for the development of soft tissue lymphomas albeit rarely. We describe a case report of a 77-year-old patient who had underwent a cemented total hip replacement in the past who further developed large B cell primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623686/temporomandibular-prosthetic-joint-infections-associated-with-propionibacterium-acnes-a-case-series-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Ruba Khader, Joseph Tingey, Steven Sewall
PURPOSE: The orthopedic literature has shown an increasing incidence of prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) associated with Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes). These infections present serious diagnostic and management challenges to the treating surgeons. In this review, the authors report on cases of P acnes-related temporomandibular joint (TMJ) PJIs that have been diagnosed and treated at their institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After approval by the institutional review board, information was obtained through a retrospective chart review...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611573/simultaneous-and-continuous-estimation-of-shoulder-and-elbow-kinematics-from-surface-emg-signals
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Qin Zhang, Runfeng Liu, Wenbin Chen, Caihua Xiong
In this paper, we present a simultaneous and continuous kinematics estimation method for multiple DoFs across shoulder and elbow joint. Although simultaneous and continuous kinematics estimation from surface electromyography (EMG) is a feasible way to achieve natural and intuitive human-machine interaction, few works investigated multi-DoF estimation across the significant joints of upper limb, shoulder and elbow joints. This paper evaluates the feasibility to estimate 4-DoF kinematics at shoulder and elbow during coordinated arm movements...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606460/dual-mobility-vs-fixed-bearing-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-patients-under-55-years-of-age-a-single-institution-matched-cohort-analysis
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Fiachra E Rowan, Anthony J Salvatore, Jeffrey K Lange, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic dislocation of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common cause for revision surgery. Dual-mobility (DM) bearings were introduced to mitigate complications; however, their performance in younger patients is unknown. This study compared results of patients <55 years of age with DM vs fixed-bearing (FB) primary THA. METHODS: Our total joint registry was used to evaluate primary THA patients <55 years of age, and then, an age-matched comparative analysis was performed for 136 THAs using third-generation highly cross-linked polyethylene DM bearings and 136 THAs using FB from the same manufacturer with mean follow-up of 3...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602211/high-dose-daptomycin-together-with-rifampin-as-salvage-therapy-for-prosthetic-joint-infections
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Sabina Herrera, Luisa Sorlí, Juan Pablo Horcajada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598582/outcomes-of-intercalary-prosthetic-reconstruction-for-pathological-diaphyseal-femoral-fractures-secondary-to-metastatic-tumors
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Hong-Chao Huang, Yong-Cheng Hu, Deng-Xing Lun, Jun Miao, Feng Wang, Xiong-Gang Yang, Xin-Long Ma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes and complications of segmental prosthetic reconstruction for pathological diaphyseal femoral fractures secondary to metastatic tumors. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, we retrospectively evaluated 16 patients (6 men and 10 women; 64.5 ± 11.4 years old at diagnosis) who underwent prosthetic reconstruction after segmental resection of diaphyseal femoral fractures due to metastatic lesions. Visual analog scale (VAS), functional outcomes, implant-related complications, and Mean postoperative Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) score for each patient were collected...
June 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598492/use-of-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-adhesive-and-polyester-mesh-for-wound-closure-in-primary-knee-arthroplasty
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Andrew J Holte, Josef N Tofte, Greta J Dahlberg, Nicolas Noiseux
Wound closure in primary knee arthroplasty is important both for surgical success, by minimizing the risk of wound complications and infection, and for patient satisfaction with wound care and cosmesis. This article reports the use of a topical self-adhering, pressure-sensitive polyester mesh combined with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesive for final skin closure of primary knee arthroplasty without external staples or sutures. During a 2.5-year period, 360 consecutive primary knee arthroplasty procedures (321 total knee arthroplasty procedures and 39 partial knee arthroplasty procedures) performed by 1 surgeon at 1 institution were reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594501/prevention-and-diagnosis-of-periprosthetic-knee-infection
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Bilal Mahmood, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, William M Mihalko, William A Jiranek, Wayne G Paprosky, Khaled J Saleh
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become an increasingly common treatment option for patients who have debilitating knee arthritis. TKA is a relatively safe and efficient procedure that results in promising outcomes and has a positive effect on a patient's quality of life. More TKAs are being performed annually because the procedure substantially reduces pain and improves functionality; however, as the number of TKAs continues to rise, there is concern for potential complications that may result in prosthetic joint failure...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583061/infection-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-by-m-catarrhalis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-dmards-therapy
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Perry Evangelista, Gregory Evangelista, Lauren Ogrich
Moraxella catarrhalis is not commonly associated with prosthetic joint infection (PJI). We present the first case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis on certolizumab, an antitumor necrosis factor therapy, who developed PJI following a total knee replacement.
April 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581710/biotransformation-of-silver-released-from-nanoparticle-coated-titanium-implants-revealed-in-regenerating-bone
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Hua Geng, Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, Naomi Todd, Aine Devlin-Mullin, Katie L Moore, Zahra Golrokhi, James B Gilchrist, Eric Jones, Richard J Potter, Chris Sutcliffe, Marie O'Brien, David W L Hukins, Sarah Cartmell, Christopher A Mitchell, Peter D Lee
Antimicrobial silver nanoparticle coatings have attracted interest for reducing prosthetic joint infection. However, few studies report in vivo investigations of the biotransformation of silver nanoparticles within the regenerating tissue and its impact on bone formation. We present a longitudinal investigation of the osseointegration of silver nanoparticle-coated additive manufactured titanium implants in rat tibial defects. Correlative imaging at different time points using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), histomorphometry, and 3D X-ray microcomputed tomography provided quantitative insight from the nano- to macroscales...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578800/geometric-analysis-of-the-talus-and-development-of-a-generic-talar-prosthetic
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Alexandra Trovato, Marwan El-Rich, Samer Adeeb, Suki Dhillon, Nadr Jomha
BACKGROUND: Trauma to the talus can result in fracture, avascular necrosis and structural collapse. Treatment has been limited to surgical fusion and total ankle arthroplasty. Total ankle arthroplasty may not be an appropriate treatment for avascular necrosis while surgical fusion of the joint limits mobility. Custom-made implants have recently been used to address these limitations but have lengthy delays between injury and surgery and higher associated costs. A generic talar prosthesis available in various sizes may serve as a suitable alternative...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572852/primary-elbow-arthroplasty-problems-and-solutions
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Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
Prosthetic replacement of the elbow joint has continued to improve over time. Widespread implantation of certain designs has led to identification a few successful elements of elbow arthroplasty, as well as several opportunities for improvement. Current hot topics in elbow arthroplasty include triceps-preserving exposures, implantation of components with better-expected wear performance, management of the ulnar nerve, prevention of infection, and the development of successful cementless components. Total elbow arthroplasty has the potential to improve pain, function and quality of life for many patients with articular destruction secondary to inflammatory arthropathy or as a consequence of trauma...
January 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566789/prosthetic-knee-joint-infection-due-to-mycobacterium-abscessus
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Priyadarshi Amit, Sumeet Rastogi, Sks Marya
Infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to Mycobacterium abscessus is very rare with only three such cases described in literature. Only one case was managed successfully, however, with a prolonged course of anti tubercular therapy. In this case report, we present an elderly lady with infected TKA after 2 years of the primary procedure. Although initially it grew different bacteriae, M. abscessus was isolated during the second debridement. She was successfully treated with total of 5 months of second line anti tubercular drugs with revision prosthesis performed during chemotherapy...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559002/assessment-of-the-automated-multiplex-pcr-unyvero-i60-iti-%C3%A2-cartridge-system-to-diagnose-prosthetic-joint-infection-a-multicenter-study
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D Malandain, P Bémer, A G Leroy, J Léger, C Plouzeau, A S Valentin, A Jolivet-Gougeon, D Tandé, G Héry-Arnaud, C Lemarié, M Kempf, L Bret, C Burucoa, S Corvec
OBJECTIVES: Prosthetic joint infections (PJI) are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality and their number continues to rise. Their management remains complex, especially the microbiological diagnosis. Besides "homemade" tests developed by several teams, new molecular biology methods are now available with different analytical performance and usability. METHODS: We studied the performances of one of these tests: ITI(®) multiplex PCR (mPCR) by the Curetis(®) company and compared it either to "optimized" culture or to 16S rRNA PCR...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555449/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-accuracy-of-radioactively-labeled-autologous-leukocytes-in-patients-with-infected-prosthetic-joints
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Lindsay Brammen, Christopher J Palestro, Johannes Holinka, Reinhard Windhager, Helmut Sinzinger
BACKGROUND: Labeled leukocyte scintigraphy (LS) is considered a valuable tool in preoperative diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections (PJI). The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of LS combined with bone marrow scintigraphy (BMS), as well as inflammation markers CRP and WBC, in detecting infection in patients with prosthetic joints. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included patients suspected of having PJI between January and September 2013 at the Vienna General Hospital who underwent imaging with 99mTc-HMPAO labeled autologous leukocytes and subsequent BMS...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554262/fatigue-limits-of-titanium-bar-joints-made-with-the-laser-and-the-electric-resistance-welding-techniques-microstructural-characterization-and-hardness-properties
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Marco Degidi, Diego Nardi, Alessandro Morri, Gianluca Sighinolfi, Florian Tebbel, Claudio Marchetti
Fatigue behavior of the titanium bars is of utmost importance for the safe and reliable operation of dental implants and prosthetic constructions based on these implants. To date, however, only few data are available on the fatigue strength of dental prostheses made with electric resistance welding and laser welding techniques. This in-vitro study highlighted that although the joints made with the laser welding approach are credited of a superior tensile strength, joints made with electric resistance welding exhibited double the minimum fatigue strength with respect to the joints made with laser welding (120 vs 60 N)...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551202/rapidly-growing-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-infection-of-prosthetic-knee-joints-a-report-of-two-cases
#19
Manyoung Kim, Chul-Won Ha, Jae Won Jang, Yong-Beom Park
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause prosthetic knee joint infections in rare cases. Infections with rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (RGNTM) are difficult to treat due to their aggressive clinical behavior and resistance to antibiotics. Infections of a prosthetic knee joint by RGNTM have rarely been reported. A standard of treatment has not yet been established because of the rarity of the condition. In previous reports, diagnoses of RGNTM infections in prosthetic knee joints took a long time to reach because the condition was not suspected, due to its rarity...
May 24, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544834/in-vitro-pulsatile-flow-measurement-in-prosthetic-heart-valves-an-inter-laboratory-comparison
#20
Stephen M Retta, Jeff Kepner, Salvador Marquez, Bruce A Herman, Mark C S Shu, Laurence W Grossman
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: One of the first steps in qualifying a new prosthetic valve for eventual clinical use is preclinical flow performance testing in vitro. Such testing is typically performed in an in-vitro test system that simulates the pumping mechanics of the left ventricle of the heart, generally referred to as a pulse duplicator or duplicator. Historically, test results in these systems have varied from duplicator to duplicator. This collaborative effort between heart valve manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was designed to evaluate the variability of the pulse duplicator test technology for pulsatile flow performance measurement in an interlaboratory round robin...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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