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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451942/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-knee-collateral-ligament-injuries-with-proximal-tibia-fractures-a-study-of-32-441-patients
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Andre M Samuel, Pablo J Diaz-Collado, Lauren K Szolomayer, Daniel H Wiznia, Wayne W Chan, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Bryce A Basques, Daniel D Bohl, Jonathan N Grauer
Proximal tibia fractures are associated with concurrent collateral ligament injuries. Failure to recognize these injuries may lead to chronic knee instability. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for concurrent collateral ligament injuries with proximal tibia fractures and their association with inpatient outcomes. A total of 32,441 patients with proximal tibia fractures were identified in the 2011-2012 National Trauma Data Bank. A total of 1445 (4.5%) had collateral ligament injuries, 794 (2...
February 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430494/elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-of-femoral-shaft-fracture-experience-in-48-children
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Rajesh Govindasamy, Ramkumar Gnanasundaram, Saravanan Kasirajan, Syed Ibrahim, Jimmy Joseph Melepuram
Background: Femoral shaft fractures are an incapacitating pediatric injury accounting for 1.6% of all pediatric bony injuries. Management of these fractures is largely directed by age, fracture pattern, associated injuries, built of the child and socioeconomic status of the family. We retrospectively evaluated the use of elastic stable intramedullary nail (ESIN) in surgical management of femoral shaft fractures in children and its complications. Methods: Fifty two children were treated with titanium elastic nails (TEN) from June 2009 to June 2014 at our institution...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416165/distal-medullary-canal-decompression-in-long-stem-hip-replacement-in-long-bone-metastasis-does-it-reduce-cardiopulmonary-complications
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Vivek Ajit Singh, Siamak Sarrafan, Ramesh Singh Veriah
Background: The femur is the most common long bone affected by metastatic bone disease, with 25% involving the proximal third of the femur. Long stem cemented hip replacement (LHR) is an important option for cases of impending fracture. Pulmonary embolism is a critical complication that can occur. This study evaluates the effectiveness of distal femoral canal decompression in reducing the risk of cardiopulmonary events. Materials and Methods: Thirty two patients with metastatic bone disease of the proximal femur undergoing LHR were recruited and randomized...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404660/peripheral-dxa-measurement-around-ankle-joint-to-diagnose-osteoporosis-as-assessed-by-central-dxa-measurement
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Ki Hyuk Sung, Young Choi, Gyeong Hee Cho, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Kyoung Min Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the correlation between central and peripheral bone mineral density (BMD) of the ankle joint, using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). We also investigated whether peripheral ankle BMD could be used to identify individuals who were diagnosed with osteoporosis, using central DXA. METHODS: We recruited 134 volunteers aged 20-90 years who agreed to participate in this study. Central BMD of the lumbar spine and left femur, and peripheral BMD of the medial malleolus, distal tibia, lateral malleolus, and talus were measured with DXA...
February 5, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397414/the-antegrade-angle-stable-locking-intramedullary-nail-for-type-c-distal-femoral-fractures-a-thirty-four%C3%A2-case-experience
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Zhihui Zhao, Yi Li, Kifayat Ullah, Basanta Sapkota, Hongbin Bi, Yongqing Wang
INTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study that provides initial experience and verifies the effectiveness of the newly-designed antegrade interlocking angle-stable intramedullary nail (IAIN) combined with half-threaded cancellous screws in the management of type-C (AO/OTA classification) distal femoral fractures. METHODS: During a period of 30 months, 34 patients (mean age 43.1 years) with type-C (AO/OTA classification) fractures of the distal femur were treated with IAIN and half-threaded cancellous screws were reviewed...
February 3, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388036/anaplastic-plasmacytoma-a-rare-tumor-presenting-as-a-pathological-fracture-in-a-younger-adult
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Robert W Morris, Varsha Kumar, Ali G Saad
Solitary plasmacytoma is the rarest type of plasma cell neoplasm, and the anaplastic form is even more uncommon. Plasmacytoma most commonly originates in bone and predominantly affects older patients. We describe the case of a 35-year-old woman with solitary osseous anaplastic plasmacytoma that presented initially with a pathological fracture following minor trauma. The patient was immunocompetent and had no predisposing conditions for a plasma cell tumor. Left lower extremity radiographs revealed an oblique fracture of the distal femur, and CT imaging indicated a primary osseous lesion at the fracture site...
January 31, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381938/osteopoikilosis-found-incidentally-in-a-17-year-old-adolescent-with-femoral-shaft-fracture-a-case-report
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Conglin Ye, Qi Lai, Shengtao Zhang, Tian Gao, Jin Zeng, Min Dai
RATIONALE: Osteopoikilosis is a rare and asymptomatic disease of the bone, which is often discovered occasionally on radiography for irrelevant complaints. Characterized by multiple, small, circular, or oval-shaped radiodense lesions, it may be confused with bony metastatic tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: The present study describes a case of a 17-year-old adolescent who suffered from pain and movement limitation of his left thigh following a fall from standing height...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381920/corrective-osteotomy-with-retrograde-fassier-duval-nail-in-an-osteogenesis-imperfecta-patient-with-bilateral-genu-valgum-a-case-report
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Tsung-Yu Lin, Chen-Yu Yang, Shih-Chia Liu
RATIONALE: The treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) requires a multidisciplinary approach to maximize function and reduce fracture incidence. The aim of this case report was to discuss an alternative surgical approach to stabilize a corrective osteotomy using the Fassier Duval (FD) system in an OI patient. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 20-year-old OI woman presented with left thigh pain, gait disturbance, and bilateral genu valgus deformities. DIAGNOSES: Physical examination and standing radiographs revealed bilateral genu valgum with previous fixation implants in the femoral and the left tibia...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381884/osteochondral-injuries-of-the-knee-in-pediatric-patients
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Kathryn L Bauer
Osteochondral injuries in pediatric patients may occur as a result of a traumatic injury or secondary to an osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesion. Lateral patella dislocation is a common traumatic cause of osteochondral injury that typically occurs at the medial facet of the patella or at the lateral aspect of the distal femur. Multiple theories have been proposed for the cause of an OCD lesion in the knee, including trauma or repetitive microtrauma, local vascular insufficiency, and family history. The most "classic" location for OCD lesions of the knee is the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle of the distal femur...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373448/endosteal-substitution-with-an-intramedullary-rod-in-fractures-of-the-femur
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Clay A Spitler, Patrick F Bergin, George V Russell, Matthew L Graves
BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity and segmental fracture/bone loss are challenging problems in the treatment of fractures and nonunions of the distal femur. The use of an intramedullary rod as an endosteal substitute for a deficient medial cortex along with a lateral locked plate is 1-tool to combat these problems. This article describes the technique used and its results at a single Level 1 trauma center. METHODS: Retrospective chart and radiographic review of all patients treated for acute fractures and nonunions of the distal femur using endosteal substitution with an intramedullary nail and a lateral locked plate...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367912/mind-the-gap-between-the-fracture-line-and-the-length-of-the-working-area-a-2-d-finite-element-analysis-using-an-extramedullary-fixation-model
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Vincenzo Giordano, Alexandre Leme Godoy Dos Santos, William Dias Belangero, Robinson Esteves Santos Pires, Pedro José Labronici, Hilton Augusto Koch
Objective: To determine the ideal working area for a simple transverse fracture line treated with a bridge plate. Methods: A 2-D finite element analysis of a hypothetical femur was performed for the quantitative evaluation of a large-fragment titanium alloy locking plate based on the precept of relative stability in a case of a simple transverse diaphyseal fracture. Two simulations (one case of strain and another case of stress distribution) were analyzed in three unique situations according to the von Mises stress theory...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366618/an-impaled-potential-unexploded-device-in-the-civilian-trauma-setting-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lane C Thaut, Andrew S Murtha, Anthony E Johnson, Jamie L Roper
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with impaled unexploded devices is rare in the civilian setting. However, as the lines of the traditional battlefield are blurred by modern warfare and terrorist activity, emergency providers should be familiar with facility protocols, plans, and contact information of their local resources for unexploded devices. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old male sustained a close-proximity blast injury to his lower extremities while manipulating a mortar-type firework...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356801/the-effect-of-blocking-screws-on-union-of-infraisthmal-femur-fractures-stabilized-with-a-retrograde-intramedullary-nail
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Bryan Van Dyke, Ryan Colley, Christina Ottomeyer, Ryan Palmer, Kevin Pugh
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of blocking screws on the union rate and stability of infra-isthmal femur fractures treated with retrograde intramedullary nail (RIMN) insertion. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: A single level 1 trauma centerPatients/Participants: All patients with an infra-isthmal femur fracture treated with a RIMN from 2005 to 2012. INTERVENTION: All fractures were treated with a RIMN. Blocking screws (BS) were used at the discretion of the treating surgeon...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349981/-clinical-results-in-early-and-mid-term-of-using-the-s-rom-femoral-stem-in-revision
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Shang Piao, Yong-Gang Zhou, Yin-Qiao Du, Hai-Yang Ma, Jing-Yang Sun, Zhi-Sen Gao, Ya-Wen Peng, Wen-Ming Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and the clinical effect of S-ROM modular stem in femur reconstruction in hip revision arthroplasty. METHODS: From January 2008 to January 2016, 21 patients received revision hip arthroplasties using S-ROM stems. There were 5 males and 16 females with an average of 48.33 years old(range, 29 to 73 years old). There were 13 cases caused by aseptic loosening, 4 cases by infection, 2 cases by nonunion of sub-tuberosity osteotomy, 1 case for repeated dislocation, 1 case for traumatic great trochanter fracture...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342496/-adverse-events-in-the-treatment-of-periprosthetic-fractures-around-the-knee-a-clinical-and-radiological-outcome-analysis
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Anna Janine Schreiner, Christoph Gonser, Christoph Ihle, Max Konstantin Zauleck, Tim Klopfer, Fabian Stuby, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs
BACKGROUND: The incidence of periprosthetic fractures associated with total knee arthroplasty (PpFxK) has been reported to be 0.3 - 5.5%. 40% of all cases are related to revision TKA. The most common localisation is the distal femur. Classification is performed according to Rorabeck (RB). RB I - II fractures are usually treated with locked plating and retrograde intramedullary nailing, whereas RB III fractures are an indication for revision arthroplasty using a hinged endoprosthesis...
January 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318088/hoffa-fragments-in-the-geriatric-distal-femur-fracture-myth-or-reality
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Brian W Hill, Lisa K Cannada
Background: Previous research reported the frequency of coronal plane (Hoffa) fractures in high-energy supracondylar femur fractures in a relatively young population. It is the purpose of this study to identify the frequency of coronal plane fractures seen in elderly patients. Methods: All patients over the age of 18 years treated for supracondylar femur fractures at 2 level I trauma centers were reviewed over a 4-year period. The patients were stratified (≥60 years and <60 years) and compared to determine differences in injury characteristics and fracture patterns with special attention to the prevalence of coronal plane fractures...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299492/economic-analysis-of-bisphosphonate-use-after-distal-radius-fracture-for-prevention-of-hip-fracture
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Suneel B Bhat, Asif M Ilyas
Background: Osteoporosis is a common condition among the elderly population, and is associated with an increased risk of fracture. One of the most common fragility fractures involve the distal radius, and are associated with risk of subsequent fragility fracture. Early treatment with bisphosphonates has been suggested to decrease the population hip fracture burden. However, there have been no prior economic evaluations of the routine treatment of distal radius fracture patients with bisphosphonates, or the implications on hip fracture rate reduction...
November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276733/decisive-differences-in-the-bone-repair-processes-of-the-metaphysis-and-diaphysis-in-young-mice
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Satoshi Inoue, Hirotada Otsuka, Jiro Takito, Masanori Nakamura
Fractures are common traumatic injuries that mainly occur in the metaphyses of long bones such as the proximal humerus, distal radius, and proximal femur. However, most studies of fracture repair processes have focused on the diaphyseal region. In this study, we compared the bone repair processes of the metaphysis and the diaphysis of the mouse tibia. Bone apertures were formed in the tibial metaphysis and diaphysis. At indicated times after surgery, samples were collected, and the healing process was investigated using micro-computed tomography, as well as histological, immunohistochemical, and mRNA expression analyses...
June 2018: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244683/insufficiency-fracture-occurring-3-years-after-union-of-an-intertrochanteric-hip-fracture-a-case-report
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Byung-Ho Yoon, Sung Bae Park
CASE: We present a rare case of insufficiency fracture at the level of the distal interlocking screw following union of an intertrochanteric hip fracture. A 74-year-old woman reported chronic thigh pain for 1 month. She had a history of an osteoporotic stable intertrochanteric fracture that was successfully treated with a short intramedullary nail 3.5 years prior. However, after union, the neck-shaft angle of the femur changed from 125° to 117°. She had been on alendronic acid therapy to prevent a secondary osteoporotic fracture...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216707/-femur-fracture-in-a-patient-with-dog-leg-deformity-secondary-to-arthrogryposis-description-of-a-unique-osteosynthesis-method
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I Auñón-Martín, V Jiménez-Díaz, J Zorrilla-Sánchez De Neira, A Capel-Agúndez
The concept of arthrogryposis encompasses several conditions that share the presence of multiple congenital contractures. The knee is frequently involved and is an important cause of morbidity in these patients. Flexion contractures of the knee are the most common ones and have a worse prognosis than extension contractures. Different approaches are available to treat flexion contractures of the knee. Distal femoral extension osteotomy effectively corrects fixed flexion, but may lead to residual deformity. This iatrogenic deformity disrupts the anterior convexity of the femoral shaft and leads to serious problems in the subsequent management of orthopedic conditions...
May 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
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