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T S Park, Jenny L Liu, Caleb Edwards, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
BACKGROUND: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical method used to treat childhood spastic cerebral palsy (CP). However, the effects of early SDR on functional outcomes and quality of life decades later in adulthood remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term outcomes in terms of satisfaction and mobility of adult patients who received childhood SDR. METHODS: Adult patients who received SDR in childhood were surveyed...
May 17, 2017: Curēus
T S Park, Caleb Edwards, Jenny L Liu, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
 Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has been used to treat children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) for over three decades. However, little is known about the outcomes of childhood SDR in adults.  Objectives: 1) To study the effects of childhood SDR on the quality of life and ambulatory function in adult life. 2) To determine late side effects of SDR in adults.   Methods: Adults (> 17.9 years) who underwent SDR in childhood (2 - 17.9 years) between 1987 and 2013 were surveyed in 2015. Patients completed a survey, including questions on demographic information, quality of life, health, surgical outcomes, motor function, manual ability, pain, braces/orthotics, post-SDR treatment, living situation, education level, work status, and side effects of SDR...
March 5, 2017: Curēus
Giovanni Luigi Di Gennaro, Stefano Stilli, Giovanni Trisolino
BACKGROUND: Nonunion is a rare but severe complication following forearm fracture in skeletally immature patients. The purpose of this study is to describe a case series of pediatric forearm nonunions treated at our Institute. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed medical charts and radiographs of healthy children affected by post-traumatic nonunion of the forearm, from April 1992 to July 2015. An overall series of 15 cases was included in the study...
January 9, 2017: Injury
Gurava Reddy Ay, Soundar Rajan D, Chiranjeevi T, Karthik C, Krishna Kiran E
INTRODUCTION: Disengagement of polyethylene insert used in total knee arthroplasty is a rare but serious complication. Still rarer is disengagement because of failure of tibial insert locking mechanism. We report a previously unpublished complication of polyethylene insert locking mechanism failure in a 10-months-old posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty in a 70-year-old woman with osteoarthritis for whom Attune (Depuy) knee implant was used. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old female underwent (Attune, Depuy) primary bilateral posterior stabilised total knee arthroplasty in a private hospital...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
E P Su
Nerve palsy is a well-described complication following total hip arthroplasty, but is highly distressing and disabling. A nerve palsy may cause difficulty with the post-operative rehabilitation, and overall mobility of the patient. Nerve palsy may result from compression and tension to the affected nerve(s) during the course of the operation via surgical manipulation and retractor placement, tension from limb lengthening or compression from post-operative hematoma. In the literature, hip dysplasia, lengthening of the leg, the use of an uncemented femoral component, and female gender are associated with a greater risk of nerve palsy...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
Donald Nuss, Robert J Obermeyer, Robert E Kelly
Repair of pectus excavatum began at the beginning of the 20(th) century before endotracheal intubation was standard practice. Surgeons therefore developed techniques that corrected the deformity using an open procedure via the anterior chest wall. Initial techniques were unsatisfactory, but by the 1930s the partial rib resection and sternal osteotomy technique had been developed and was used in combination with external traction post-operatively to prevent the sternum from sinking back into the chest. In 1949, Ravitch recommended complete resection of the costal cartilages and complete mobilization of the sternum without external traction, and in 1961 Adkins and Blades introduced the concept of a substernal strut for sternal support...
September 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
William T Wilson, Graeme P Hopper, Paul A Byrne, Gordon M MacKay
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using tendon or ligament autograft is the gold standard surgical treatment for acute ruptures; however, this is still associated with subsequent problems and variable outcomes. Renewed interest in healing of injured ACL tissue has led to new surgical repair techniques. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of one of the first patients to undergo this novel procedure of ACL repair with internal bracing. An internal brace is a bridging concept using braided suture tape and knotless bone anchors to reinforce ligament strength...
October 26, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Sohail Rafi, Naseem Munshi, Asad Abbas, Rabia Hassan Shaikh, Imtiaz Hashmi
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common type of scoliosis. A Cobb angle of 50° will progress beyond the age of spinal maturity. Surgery over bracing is advised at a Cobb angle above or equal to 50°. The aim of surgery is to bring the Cobb angle down below 50° to prevent reprogression as well as improve the quality of life. The objective of the study is to analyze the efficacy and significance in lifestyle improvement of pedicle screw-only fixation system versus the more common hybrid instrumentation system used for the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Ali Babashahi, Morteza Taheri
Spinal kyphotic deformity after spinal laminectomy or laminoplasty is more common in pediatric patients than adults. Laminectomy can lead to decreased cartilage growth, anterior wedging and posterior spinal muscle insufficiency which can result in kyphotic deformity. Herein we outline a case report of a child presenting with kyphotic deformity after receiving a spinal laminectomy to treat a penetrating spinal trauma. The 8-year-old male presented with penetrating spinal trauma following a gunshot wound and subsequently underwent L1 laminectomy and thecal sac decompression to remove the foreign body...
March 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Jianwei Guo, Jianguo Zhang, Shengru Wang, Hai Wang, Yanbin Zhang, Yang Yang, Xinyu Yang, Lijuan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Posterior hemivertebra resection has become a safe and effective procedure for congenital scoliosis due to hemivertebra. However, there are still complications following primary posterior hemivertebra resection in recent reports. No risk factors associated with construct/implant related complications were identified so far. The purpose of this study is to analyze complications following primary posterior hemivertebra resection and to investigate the possible risk factors associated with construct/implant related complications in congenital scoliosis cases due to hemivertebra...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Jennifer A Reynolds, Joel D MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Acute complex C2 vertebral body fracture specifically does not involve the odontoid process or C2 pars interarticularis. External stabilization can be effective but may prolong healing and increase morbidity. Many traditional surgical techniques can achieve internal stabilization at the expense of normal cervical motion. We describe direct surgical C2 pedicle screw fixation as an option for managing acute complex C2 vertebral body fracture. CASE DESCRIPTION: Three patients were treated with direct pedicle screw fixation of acute traumatic complex C2 vertebral body fractures...
September 2016: World Neurosurgery
Ioannis Polyzois, Rupen Dattani, Rohit Gupta, Ofer Levy, A Ali Narvani
Management of first shoulder dislocation following reduction remains controversial. The two main options are immobilisation and arthroscopic stabilisation. The aim of this article is to highlight some of the issues that influence decision making when discussing management options with these patients, including natural history of the first time dislocation, outcomes of surgery and non-operative management particularly on the risk of future osteoarthritis (OA), the effects of delaying surgery and the optimal method of immobilisation...
April 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Yuxi Su, Guoxin Nan
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar femoral fractures are considered uncommon in children; however, they are frequently associated with complications. To date, the optimal surgical approach for these fractures remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine the outcomes of open reduction with percutaneous cross pinning via the posterior approach for paediatric widely displaced, pulseless supracondylar femoral fractures refractory to closed reduction...
June 2016: Injury
Karan Malhotra, Darren F Lui, Joseph S Butler, Susanne Selvadurai, Sean Molloy
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In multiple myeloma, patients may develop rapidly progressive, lytic, spinal lesions. These may result in spinal instability, but instrumented stabilization may fail because of poor bone quality. In addition, patients are immunocompromised and are therefore at increased risk of deep infection. PURPOSE: The aim was to describe a patient presenting with an unstable fracture subluxation of the thoracic spine secondary to myeloma, successfully treated with non-surgical management...
August 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Simon B Roberts, Athanasios I Tsirikos
Neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS) is the second most prevalent spinal deformity (after idiopathic scoliosis) and is usually first identified during early childhood. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of NMS, followed by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Progressive spinal deformity causes difficulty with daily care, walking and sitting, and can lead to back and rib pain, cardiac and pulmonary complications, altered seizure thresholds, and skin compromise. Early referral to specialist spinal services and early diagnosis of NMS is essential to ensure appropriate multidisciplinary patient management...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Francesco Della Villa, Margherita Ricci, Francesco Perdisa, Giuseppe Filardo, Jacopo Gamberini, Daniele Caminati, Stefano Della Villa
UNLABELLED: Surgical reconstruction of an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) leads to full recovery of function and sports activity in a high percentage of cases. The aim of the present study was to analyze variables related to the patient, the surgical technique and the post-surgical rehabilitation methods, seeking to identify predictors of outcome and recovery time after ACL reconstruction. One hundred and four patients (81 M, 23 F) undergoing a step-based rehabilitation protocol after ACL reconstruction were evaluated...
October 2015: Joints
Alberto Vascellari, Alberto Grassi, Alberto Combi, Luca Tomaello, Gian Luigi Canata, Stefano Zaffagnini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report Italian orthopaedic surgeons' management of choice for ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation, and to compare surgical applications and rehabilitation approaches of Italian surgeons to the current approaches of "ACL Study Group". A secondary purpose was to compare the preferences of subgroup based on graft choice, surgical techniques and experience. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed to investigate the attitudes of members of a national association specialized in sports traumatology and knee surgery (SIGASCOT) regarding surgical techniques, routine post-operative applications, rehabilitation approaches and starting time of specific activities and exercises following ACL reconstruction...
August 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Eric Momin, Viraat Harsh, Jared Fridley, Lona Winnegan, Ibrahim Omeis
BACKGROUND: Management of type II odontoid fractures in elderly remains controversial to whether surgical treatment is favored over conservative one. This is a study of geriatric patients with asymptomatic type II dens fractures who after sustaining a fall were initially evaluated at community hospitals. They were placed in a rigid collar and were followed up in a spine clinic. PURPOSE: To assess the reliability of treating very old patients with type II dens fracture conservatively and whether surgical intervention if needed would affect the clinical outcome...
October 2015: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Deniz Cankaya, Serdar Yilmaz, Alper Deveci, Abdurrahim Dundar, Burak Yoldas, Ali Toprak, Yalcın Tabak
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to research the effectiveness of conservative treatment of stable post-traumatic thoracolumbar vertebral fractures in elderly patients. METHODS: The study included 21 elderly patients (13 females, 8 males) with post-traumatic thoracolumbar compression fracture who were treated with a brace. Fractures without any trauma history, pathological fractures, patients younger than 60 years old and patients with no malignancy history were excluded from study...
December 2015: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Mareen Braunstein, Sebastian F Baumbach, Wolfgang Boecker, Mike R Carmont, Hans Polzer
PURPOSE: Surgical repair after acute Achilles tendon rupture leads to lower re-rupture rates than non-surgical treatment. After open repair, early functional rehabilitation improves outcome, but there are risks of infection and poor wound healing. Minimal invasive surgery reduces these risks; however, there are concerns about its stability. Consequently, physicians may have reservations about adopting functional rehabilitation. There is still no consensus about the post-operative treatment after minimal invasive repair...
September 26, 2015: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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