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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164165/platelet-rich-plasma-for-primary-treatment-of-partial-ulnar-collateral-ligament-tears-mri-correlation-with-results
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J Banks Deal, Ed Smith, Wendell Heard, Michael J O'Brien, Felix H Savoie
Background: Jobe revolutionized the treatment of medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL) tears with his reconstruction technique. However, not all MUCL injuries require operative management; Rettig showed that 42% of MUCL injuries respond to conservative management. This was improved by Podesta, who showed that augmentation of nonoperative management with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting partial MUCL tears resulted in significantly higher success rates...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159462/-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-of-the-elbow-in-posttraumatic-and-chronic-ligament-instability
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REVIEW
M Beck, A Wichelhaus, T Mittlmeier
OBJECTIVE: Restoration of ulnar elbow stability in cases of posttraumatic and chronic ulnar ligament instability. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic therapy-resistant ulnar ligament instability of the elbow. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Arthrofibrosis and high-grade elbow arthrosis. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Anatomical reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) with autologous tendon graft (tendons of the palmaris longus muscle and gracilis muscle) in implant-free docking technique...
November 20, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157991/percutaneous-k-wire-fixation-in-pediatric-lateral-condylar-fractures-of-humerus-a-prospective-study
#3
Ramji Lal Sahu
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the radiographic and clinical functional results of K-wire fixation in the treatment of displaced lateral condyle fractures of the humerus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study was undertaken in our hospital during the period December 2010-December 2014. A total number of 85 children (18 girls and 67 boys) mean age 7.76 years; range 2-13 years with displaced (>2mm) lateral condyle fractures of the humerus. All the patients were treated by close reduction and internal fixation with two K-wires for three weeks...
November 17, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157249/biomechanical-study-of-isolated-radial-head-dislocation
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Naoki Hayami, Shohei Omokawa, Akio Iida, Jirachart Kraisarin, Hisao Moritomo, Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh, Takamasa Shimizu, Kenji Kawamura, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Isolated radial head dislocation is a rare injury with an unclear pathomechanism, and the treatment is controversial. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the biomechanical contributions of the annular ligament, quadrate ligament, interosseous membrane, and annular ligament reconstructions to proximal radioulnar joint stability. METHODS: Five fresh frozen cadaveric upper extremities were amputated above the elbow and solidly fixed on a customized jig...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128376/radial-head-replacement-with-a-bipolar-system-an-average-10-year-follow-up
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Robert A Sershon, Timothy J Luchetti, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
BACKGROUND: We report the long-term results of a cohort of patients after radial head replacement with a bipolar design and a smooth cementless stem at a mean follow-up of 10.4 years. METHODS: Of 17 possible patients from a previous minimum 2-year follow-up study, 16 were available for review. Patients were assessed using clinical and radiographic examination and with standardized outcome measures. Range of motion, stability, and radiographic evaluation of implant loosening and joint degeneration were assessed...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117014/what-s-new-in-pediatric-upper-extremity-sports-injuries
#6
Jennifer J Beck, Connor G Richmond, Marc A Tompkins, Ann Heyer, Kevin G Shea, Aristides I Cruz
BACKGROUND: Sports injuries are common in pediatric and adolescent patients and the evaluation and treatment of these injuries continues to evolve. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive appraisal of the most recent literature, highlighting updates on sports-related upper extremity injuries in pediatric patients. METHODS: An electronic search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases was performed for keywords related to pediatric overhead athletes, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum, medial epicondyle fractures, shoulder instability, and clavicle fractures...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103848/the-posterior-bundle-s-effect-on-posteromedial-elbow-instability-after-a-transverse-coronoid-fracture-a-biomechanical-study
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Dave R Shukla, Elan Golan, Mitch C Weiser, Philip Nasser, Jack Choueka, Michael Hausman
PURPOSE: There has been increased interest in the role of the posterior bundle of the medial collateral ligament (pMUCL) in the elbow, particularly its effects on posteromedial rotatory stability. The ligament's effect in the context of an unfixable coronoid fracture has not been the focus of any study. The purposes of this biomechanical study were to evaluate the stabilizing effect of the pMUCL with a transverse coronoid fracture and to assess the effect of graft reconstruction of the ligament...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100710/functional-outcomes-following-lateral-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-for-symptomatic-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow-in-an-athletic-population
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Marina J Rodriguez, Nicholas A Kusnezov, John C Dunn, Brian R Waterman, Kelly G Kilcoyne
HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this investigation was to characterize the functional and surgical outcomes following lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction for posterolateral rotatory instability in an athletic population. METHODS: All US military service members who underwent LUCL reconstruction between 2008 and 2013 were identified. A retrospective chart review was performed, and the prospective Mayo Elbow Performance Score and QuickDASH (short version of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire) score were obtained...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098903/scaphoid-instability-caused-by-a-giant-cell-tumour-of-the-tendon-sheath-a-case-report
#9
Yanjun Wang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Genwang Pei, Xianshang Zeng, Deng Chen, Yonggang Zuo, Weiguang Yu, Zhe Ge, Xinchao Zhang
Giant-cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is a soft tissue tumour that may invade bone, causing an intrinsic osseous lesion or instability on radiographs. A case with scaphoid instability caused by a histologically-confirmed neighbouring GCTTS has rarely been described in the literature. No definite and radical method is available for the treatment of GCTTS. This report describes an unusual case of a 22-year-old woman who previously experienced a GCTTS in her right elbow, which was removed 10 years earlier...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098354/-total-elbow-arthroplasty-in-traumatic-and-post-traumatic-bone-defects
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REVIEW
M Hackl, L P Müller, T Leschinger, K Wegmann
Total elbow arthroplasty is currently most commonly carried out due to acute trauma or post-traumatic conditions. Bone defects are often present and must be considered in the (pre-)operative workup. The use of semi-constrained prostheses with a systematic cementing technique through a triceps-on approach leads to satisfying clinical results, however, the outcome is worse when compared with rheumatic patients.Primary total elbow arthroplasty for complex distal humerus fractures in the elderly patient or secondary implantation following failed conservative treatment or osteosynthesis represent possible indications for (post‑)traumatic joint replacement...
November 2, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081707/analysis-of-the-pattern-and-mechanism-of-elbow-injuries-related-to-armbar-type-armlocks-in-jiu-jitsu-fighters
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Thiago Bernardo Carvalho DE Almeida, Eiffel Tsuyoshi Dobashi, Alexandre Yukio Nishimi, Eduardo Bernardo DE Almeida, Luciano Pascarelli, Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze elbow injuries and their probable mechanism in Jiu-Jitsu fighters resulting from the armbar-type armlock. METHODS: We evaluated 5 high-performance Jiu-Jitsu fighters from the Gracie Elite gym who were injured during a tournament. All were healthy males with a mean age of 28.8 years. The right arm was involved in three patients (60%). The athletes were followed for approximately 4.6 months, and pain was present in all cases...
September 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065649/antagonist-muscle-prefatigue-increases-the-intracortical-communication-between-contralateral-motor-cortices-during-elbow-extension-contraction
#12
Lejun Wang, Aidi Ma, Yuting Wang, Songhui You, Aiyun Lu
To investigate the cortico-cortical coupling changes related to antagonist muscle prefatigue, we recorded EEG at FC3, C3, FC4, and C4 electrodes of twelve young male volunteers during a 30-second-long, nonfatiguing isometric elbow extension contraction with a target force level of 20% MVC before and after a sustained fatiguing elbow flexion contraction until task failure. EEG-EEG phase synchronization indices in alpha and beta frequency bands were calculated for the pre- and postfatigue elbow extension contractions...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058027/-results-from-the-german-shoulder-and-elbow-arthroplasty-register-sepr-anatomic-or-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-b2-glenoids
#13
P Magosch, P Habermeyer, S Lichtenberg, M Tauber, F Gohlke, F Mauch, D Boehm, M Loew, F Zeifang, W Pötzl
BACKGROUND: Anatomic shoulder arthroplasty in osteoarthritis with biconcave glenoid wear results in decreased functional results and a higher rate of early glenoid loosening. AIM: The aim of the data analysis of the German shoulder arthroplasty register was to clarify whether reverse shoulder arthroplasty can provide better functional results and a lower complication rate than anatomic arthroplasty in osteoarthritis with biconcave glenoid wear. METHODS: The analysis included 1052 completely documented primary implanted arthroplasties with a minimum follow-up of 2 years...
October 20, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054353/the-rate-of-radial-head-prosthesis-removal-or-revision-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Amir R Kachooei, Aslan Baradaran, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh, C Niek van Dijk, Neal Chen
PURPOSE: We conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review with the primary objective to determine the overall incidence of radial head prosthesis removal or revision. Our secondary objectives addressed the incidence of removal or revision based on the type of prosthesis fixation (cemented, uncemented smooth stem, uncemented press-fit), material (metal, Vitallium, titanium, pyrocarbon), and design (short vs long stem and monopolar vs bipolar), and the reasons for prosthetic removal or revision...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038845/clinical-and-sonographic-evaluation-of-subpectoral-biceps-tenodesis-with-a-dual-suture-anchor-technique-demonstrates-improved-outcomes-and-a-low-failure-rate-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
#15
Matthijs Jacxsens, Erin K Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and integrity of an open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a dual suture anchor construct. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with at least 2 years of follow-up were retrospectively evaluated for simple shoulder test (SST), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and visual analog scales (VAS) for pain, function and satisfaction. A physical exam assessed shoulder range of motion and elbow strength...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994021/radial-head-prosthesis-surgical-tips-and-tricks
#16
A Marinelli, E Guerra, A Ritali, M Cavallo, R Rotini
Radial head prostheses (RHP) have been developed to decrease the complications rate following a radial head resection surgery. The aim of the RHP is to replicate the physiological radiocapitellar tracking, reproducing the mechanical function of the native radial head: to stabilize the elbow and to shear the forces passing through the elbow along with the other stabilizers. The currently used RHP models try to achieve this target with three different prosthesis' strategies: (a) loose fit stem, (b) bipolar radial head or (c) anatomical radial head...
October 9, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971244/an-uncommon-variant-of-the-essex-lopresti-injury
#17
Mohamed Ali Kedous, Ahmed Msakni, Wael Chebbi, Mourad Zaraa, Mondher Mbarek
The Essex-Lopresti injury is an extremely rare condition combining radial head or neck fracture, distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation and rupture of the interosseous membrane. However, there are rare or unusual varieties or associated injuries. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with a posterior dislocation of the radio-humeral joint, a radial shaft fracture, and a distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation. She underwent open reduction and internal fixation of the radial shaft fracture followed by an immobilization by a long elbow splint in supination for 6 weeks...
October 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921041/stabilization-of-scaphoid-type-b2-fractures-with-one-or-two-headless-compression-screws
#18
S Quadlbauer, T Beer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, A Tichy, T Hausner, M Leixnering
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the scaphoid account for the most commonly injured carpal bone. Minimally displaced fractures of the waist will heal in 85-90% when using a below elbow cast. However, fractures with displacement have a higher risk for nonunion. Therefore, open reduction and fixation with headless compression screws (HCS) have become the preferred method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome of unstable scaphoid B2 type fractures, stabilized using one or two headless compression screws...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867914/an-unusual-case-of-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow
#19
Luigi Tarallo, Raffaele Mugnai, Fabio Catani
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August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866343/clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-treatment-for-posteromedial-elbow-impingement-in-adolescent-baseball-players
#20
Tetsuya Matsuura, Toshiyuki Iwame, Naoto Suzue, Jyoji Iwase, Shunsuke Tamaki, Kenji Yokoyama, Koichi Sairyo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic treatment in adolescent baseball players with posteromedial elbow impingement. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the clinical outcome of arthroscopic treatment for posteromedial elbow impingement in adolescent baseball players. Patients were eligible for participation if they had undergone surgery at least 2 years earlier and excluded if they had arthritis, loose bodies, osteochondritis dissecans, ulnar collateral ligament tear, flexor/pronator injuries or medial epicondylitis, or nerve problems...
August 30, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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