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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150470/platelet-rich-plasma-in-achilles-tendon-healing-2-path-2-trial-protocol-for-a-multicentre-participant-and-assessor-blinded-parallel-group-randomised-clinical-trial-comparing-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-injection-versus-placebo-injection-for-achilles-tendon-rupture
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Joseph Alsousou, David J Keene, Philippa A Hulley, Paul Harrison, Susan Wagland, Christopher Byrne, Michael Maia Schlüssel, Susan J Dutton, Sarah E Lamb, Keith Willett
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon injuries give rise to substantial long-lasting morbidity and pose considerable challenges for clinicians and patients during the lengthy healing period. Current treatment strategies struggle to curb the burden of this injury on health systems and society due to lengthy rehabilitation, work absence and reinjury risk. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous preparation that has been shown to improve the mechanobiological properties of tendons in laboratory and animal studies...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145316/application-of-ultrasound-guided-c5-nerve-root-block-using-polydeoxyribonucleotide-in-traumatic-c5-nerve-root-injury-caused-by-fracture-of-the-articular-process-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report
#2
Donghwi Park
RATIONALE: Cervical nerve root injury is one of the complications of traumatic cervical spine fracture. Although one of the most effective treatments to reduce inflammation in nerve root injuries is the use of corticosteroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and NSAIDs can inhibit bone healing. So, when nerve injury accompanies bone fractures, corticosteroids and NSAIDs have limitations as therapeutic agents. However, polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) may be useful in the treatment of neuropathy or musculoskeletal pain patients with contraindication of the use of corticosteroids because of its anti-inflammatory effect, as revealed in previous studies...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122473/automated-radiology-operative-note-communication-tool-closing-the-loop-in-musculoskeletal-imaging
#3
William Moore, Ankur Doshi, Priya Bhattacharji, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Gina Ciavarra, Danny Kim, Michael Recht
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Correlation of imaging studies and reference standard outcomes is a significant challenge in radiology. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a new communication tool by assessing the ability of this system to correctly match the imaging studies to arthroscopy reports and qualitatively assessing radiologist behavior before and after the implementation of this system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a commercially available communication or educational tool and applying a novel matching rule algorithm, radiology and arthroscopy reports were matched from January 17, 2017 to March 1, 2017 based on anatomy...
November 6, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112642/musculoskeletal-ultrasound-and-other
#4
Yoshimi Endo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101982/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-imaging-after%C3%A2-total%C3%A2-knee-arthroplasty
#5
Mary G Hochman, Yulia V Melenevsky, Darlene F Metter, Catherine C Roberts, Jenny T Bencardino, R Carter Cassidy, Michael G Fox, Mark J Kransdorf, Douglas N Mintz, Nehal A Shah, Kirstin M Small, Stacy E Smith, Kathy M Tynus, Barbara N Weissman
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most commonly performed joint replacement procedure in the United States and annual demand for primary TKA is expected to grow by 673% by 2030. The first part provides an overview of imaging modalities (radiographs, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and various nuclear medicine studies) and discusses their usefulness in the imaging evaluation of TKA. The second part focuses on evidence-based imaging and imaging-guided intervention algorithms for the workup of TKA and its complications, including routine follow-up, component wear, periprosthetic infection, aseptic loosening, granulomas/osteolysis, conventional and rotational instability, periprosthetic fracture, patellar complications, and a variety of periprosthetic soft tissue abnormalities...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099162/musculoskeletal-ultrasound-threatening-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-a-prime-caution-regarding-foxes
#6
Levent Özçakar, Timur Ekiz, Gülümser Aydin, Kamal Mezian, Murat Kara, Eda Gürçay, Franco Franchignoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096182/prediction-of-calcaneal-bone-competence-from-biomechanical-accommodation-variables-measured-during-weighted-walking
#7
C Roger James, Lee T Atkins, Hyung Suk Yang, Janet S Dufek, Barry T Bates
Carrying weight while walking is a common activity associated with increased musculoskeletal loading, but not all individuals accommodate to the weight in the same way. Different accommodation strategies could lead to different skeletal forces, stimuli for bone adaptation and ultimately bone competence. The purpose of the study was to explore the relationships between calcaneal bone competence and biomechanical accommodation variables measured during weighted walking. Twenty healthy men and women (10 each; age 27...
October 30, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075524/diagnostic-errors-in-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-imaging-and-how-to-avoid-them
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Serafin-Król, Artur Maliborski
The article reviews the major challenges related to the principles of the correct technique of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US). All the crucial aspects of correct MSK soft tissue diagnosis have been discussed, including equipment settings, use of recent image software innovations and ultrasound standoff pads, and correct transducer positioning. The importance of the fundamental principles of MSK US, facilitating good quality image and limiting the occurrence of artifacts, has been highlighted. The most common artifacts of the musculoskeletal system have been described, including those that diagnostically helpful, such as the presence of echo enhancement deep to a fluid-filled structure, or an acoustic shadow behind a calcification...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075523/standards-for-musculoskeletal-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Zbigniew Czyrny
Ultrasound has become the primary diagnostic tool in traumatic, inflammatory and degenerative soft tissue conditions. It is also used to monitor the condition of joints, ligaments, cartilage and muscles. Its widespread availability as well as cases of unsatisfactory quality of equipment and the lack of appropriate training of ultrasound examiners are reasons why standards need to be set for equipment requirements, the scope of ultrasound assessment and examiner's experience. The paper discusses ultrasound criteria that are common for many specialties as well as detailed criteria for the examined regions and structures along with their description...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075519/evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-physicians-performing-ultrasound
#10
Paweł Wareluk, Wiesław Jakubowski
AIM OF THE STUDY: Owing to its wide availability, relatively low cost and lack of negative effect on the patient, ultrasound has become the most commonly and readily used imaging modality. However, scanning for increasingly long periods of time on a given day and in a given week tends to negatively affect sonographers' health, primarily resulting with the overuse of the musculoskeletal system, as multiple muscles and joints are engaged during scanning. This research has been aimed at evaluating the prevalence and type of musculoskeletal symptoms among diagnostic medical sonographers, as well as identifying their professional profile...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064935/recognizing-primary-effort-thrombosis-in-primary-care
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Mark E Archambault, Allison Chila, Lauren Lundin, Rachel Walker
Primary effort thrombosis is a noniatrogenic deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity. The incidence of this condition is 1 to 2 in 100,000 per year. The risk factors and typical patient population differ from other thrombotic events. Patients with primary effort thrombosis are typically young, athletic, and lack comorbidities. Due to its low incidence and unique risk factors, primary effort thrombosis often is misdiagnosed as a musculoskeletal injury. However, early recognition, initial testing with Doppler ultrasound, and immediate referral to a vascular center is essential to achieve optimal outcomes...
November 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051166/epidemiology-of-imaging-detected-tendon-abnormalities-in-athletes-participating-in-the-rio-de-janeiro-2016-summer-olympics
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Mohamed Jarraya, Michel D Crema, Lars Engebretsen, Oleg M Teytelboym, Daichi Hayashi, Frank W Roemer, Abdalla Y Skaf, Ali Guermazi
BACKGROUND: Tendon abnormalities are prevalent among both elite and non-elite athletes. Cross-sectional imaging modalities are used to confirm and evaluate the severity of such lesions. AIM: To describe the demographics, prevalence, anatomical location and characteristics of tendon abnormalities in athletes who participated in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games. METHODS: We recorded all sports injuries reported by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) medical teams and the Organizing Committee medical staff during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037656/demystifying-shoulder-pain-with-electrodiagnosis-and-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-imaging
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EDITORIAL
Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Mohini Rawat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037441/impact-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-stiffness-on-achilles-tendon-and-gastrocnemius-function-during-unimpaired-gait
#14
Hwan Choi, Keshia M Peters, Michael B MacConnell, Katie K Ly, Eric S Eckert, Katherine M Steele
Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are designed to improve gait for individuals with neuromuscular conditions and have also been used to reduce energy costs of walking for unimpaired individuals. AFOs influence joint motion and metabolic cost, but how they impact muscle function remains unclear. This study investigated the impact of different stiffness AFOs on medial gastrocnemius muscle (MG) and Achilles tendon (AT) function during two walking speeds. We performed gait analyses for eight unimpaired individuals. Each individual walked at slow and very slow speeds with a 3D printed AFO with no resistance (free hinge condition) and four levels of ankle dorsiflexion stiffness: 0...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031414/the-application-of-ultrasound-elastography-in-the-shoulder
#15
REVIEW
Jonas Schmalzl, Annabel Fenwick, Dirk Boehm, Fabian Gilbert
Ultrasound elastography (EUS) is a recently developed method for the assessment of tissue elasticity by applying mechanical stress and subsequently analyzing tissue displacement with ultrasound. To date, mainly two different techniques are used in clinical practice: strain (compression) EUS and shear wave EUS. However, shear wave EUS has been shown to be more examiner independent and more reliable as this technique allows a quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity. There is increasing evidence that EUS can be used to evaluate mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissue...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022101/microflow-imaging-new-doppler-technology-to-detect-low-grade-inflammation-in-patients-with-arthritis
#16
A K P Lim, K Satchithananda, E A Dick, S Abraham, D O Cosgrove
AIM: To assess the efficacy of microvascular imaging in detecting low-grade inflammation in arthritis compared with Power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Patients presenting for ultrasound with arthralgia were assessed with grey-scale, PDUS and Superb Microvascular Imaging (SMI). Videoclips were stored for analysis at a later date. Three musculoskeletal radiologists scored grey-scale changes, signal on PDUS and/or SMI within these joints. If a signal was detected on both PDUS and SMI, the readers graded the conspicuity of vascular signal from the two Doppler techniques using a visual analogue scale...
October 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016298/case-report-cysticercosis-sonographic-diagnosis-of-a-treatable-cause-of-epilepsy-and-skin-nodules
#17
Tom Heller, Claudia Wallrauch, Daniel Kaminstein, Sam Phiri
A case of disseminated cysticercosis of brain, muscle subcutaneous tissue is reported and the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis of the condition emphasized.
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988266/effect-of-arm-position-on-width-of-the-subacromial-space-of-upper-string-musicians
#18
Elliot V Smithson, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Gary McIlvain, Mark K Timmons
OBJECTIVE: Musicians often end their musical career due to musculoskeletal injury. A leading source of shoulder pain in upper string musicians is rotator cuff disease (RCD). Multiple factors contribute to its development. Compressive overload of the soft tissues of the subacromial space resulting from a decrease in the width of the subacromial space has been identified as an extrinsic factor contributing to RCD development. The purpose of this study was to characterize the width of the subacromial space by measuring acromial-humeral distance (AHD) of upper string musicians, while their arms are in standard playing positions...
September 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988152/acute-effects-of-static-stretching-on-the-shear-elastic-moduli-of-the-medial-and-lateral-gastrocnemius-muscles-in-young-and-elderly-women
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Masatoshi Nakamura, Tome Ikezoe, Satoru Nishishita, Jun Umehara, Misaka Kimura, Noriaki Ichihashi
PURPOSE: Generally, static stretching (SS) is the recommended intervention for a decline in the range of motion among elderly adults. However, no study has investigated the acute effects of SS on the shear elastic modulus in elderly people. The aims of the present study were to investigate the acute effects of SS on the shear elastic moduli of the medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles and to examine the differences in these acute effects between young and elderly women. METHODS: This study included 15 healthy young women (age: 23...
September 25, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987529/a-novel-approach-in-the-treatment-of-acute-whiplash-syndrome-ultrasound-guided-needle-percutaneous-electrolysis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
J García Naranjo, S Barroso Rosa, J F Loro Ferrer, J M Limiñana Cañal, E Suarez Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Whiplash associated disorders are currently a common musculoskeletal problem. Besides the high incidence in western countries, the costs derived from prolonged treatment and medicolegal compensation, make this entity a challenging problem for clinicians and insurance companies. To date, no conservative treatment has shown clear superiority in the management of acute cases. HYPOTHESIS: Percutaneous needle electrolysis (PNE) is an effective approach for the treatment of Quebec type II acute whiplash syndrome (AWS)...
October 4, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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