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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199033/psychosocial-reactions-to-upper-extremity-limb-salvage-a-case-series
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Lindsay Sposato, Kathleen Yancosek, Jill Cancio
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. INTRODUCTION: A salvaged limb is one that has undergone a major traumatic injury, followed by repeated surgical attempts in order to avoid amputation. Psychological recovery for individuals with lower extremity limb salvage has been examined in a number of studies. However, psychosocial reactions for individuals with upper extremity (UE) limb salvage are understudied in the literature. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to explore the process of psychosocial adaptation for 3 trauma cases after UE limb salvage...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198476/unilateral-hand-training-on-functional-performance-in-patients-with-upper-extremity-trauma
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Tara Troianello, Kathleen Yancosek, Peter C Rhee
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. INTRODUCTION: Upper extremity (UE) trauma and subsequent immobilization affects functional performance. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Determine the usefulness and feasibility of unilateral hand training (UHT) on improving functional performance in patients with UE trauma. METHODS: Nine participants received UHT within 10 days of immobilization. Functional performance, dexterity, grip, and pinch strength were measured at initial and 4-week visits...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188312/physical-therapists-as-first-line-diagnosticians-for-traumatic-acute-rotator-cuff-tears-a-prospective-study
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Knut E Aagaard, Jonas Hänninen, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Karl Lunsjö
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of traumatic acute full-thickness rotator cuff tears (FTRCT) is important to offer early surgical repair. Late repairs following fatty infiltration of the rotator cuff muscles have less favorable results. We think that physical therapists are valuable diagnosticians in a screening process. The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of physical therapists as first-line diagnosticians in detecting acute traumatic FTRCT. METHODS: Between November 2010 and January 2014, 394 consecutive patients having an age between 18 and 75 years who sought medical care because of acute shoulder trauma with acute onset of pain, limited abduction and negative plain radiographs were included in the study...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181345/intrapleural-penetration-of-a-clavicle-fracture-an-indication-for-operative-fixation
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Ryan D DeAngelis, Kenneth W Graf, Rakesh P Mashru
Introduction: Clavicle fractures are common injuries treated by orthopedic surgeons, with most injuries managed nonoperatively. Operative fixation of clavicle fractures is indicated in specific clinical scenarios such as open injuries, ipsilateral shoulder trauma, or fractures with associated neurovasculature compromise. Operative fixation is not widely accepted for closed injuries and is typically reserved for instances of failed closed treatment with resultant nonunion or delayed union...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176492/the-weight-bearing-shoulder
#5
Ronak M Patel, Jonathan D Gelber, Mark S Schickendantz
The shoulder achieves a wide spectrum of motion, and in a subset of patients, including those who use manual wheelchairs and upper extremity walking aids, the shoulder also serves as the primary weight-bearing joint. Because the weight-bearing shoulder is subject to considerable joint reaction forces and overuse, a broad spectrum of pathology can affect the joint. The combination of muscle imbalance and repetitive trauma presents most commonly as subacromial impingement syndrome but can progress to other pathology...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166890/continuous-passive-motion-and-physical-therapy-cpm-versus-physical-therapy-pt-versus-delayed-physical-therapy-dpt-after-surgical-release-for-elbow-contractures-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jetske Viveen, Job N Doornberg, Izaak F Kodde, Pjotr Goossens, Koen L M Koenraadt, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: The elbow is prone to stiffness after trauma. To regain functional elbow motion several conservative- and surgical treatment options are available. Conservative treatment includes physical therapy, intra-articular injections with corticosteroids and a static progressive or dynamic splinting program. If conservative treatment fails, an operative release of the posttraumatic stiff elbow is often performed. The best Evidence-Based rehabilitation protocol for patients after an operative release is unknown to date and differs per surgeon, hospital and country...
November 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162306/osteosynthesis-of-ao-ota-13-c3-distal-humeral-fractures-in-patients-older-than-70-years
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Steven F Shannon, Eric R Wagner, Matthew T Houdek, Daniel Mascarenhas, Raymond A Pensy, Walter A Eglseder
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective case series was to examine the AO Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) 13-C3 distal humeral fractures treated with open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) in patients older than 70 years. METHODS: During an 8-year period, 21 patients older than 70 years with AO/OTA 13-C3 distal humeral fractures were treated with ORIF performed by 2 senior upper extremity traumatologists. There were 16 patients with >1 year of follow-up, with a mean age of 78 (70-84) years...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133074/epidemiology-of-glenohumeral-dislocation-and-subsequent-instability-in-an-urban-population
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David W Shields, James G Jefferies, Andrew J Brooksbank, Neal Millar, Paul J Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Glenohumeral dislocation is the most commonly encountered adult joint instability. The epidemiology in the United Kingdom and worldwide is unclear and often limited to young, active groups that are not representative of general populations. Information regarding epidemiology and outcome from a first dislocation is useful for trauma service planning and patient counseling. We calculated the incidence of shoulder instability after a first dislocation in our urban population and investigated predictors of recurrent instability...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132141/shoulder-giant-schwannoma-a-diagnosis-to-be-considered-in-painless-shoulder-masses
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Romeu Pinho, Sara Santana, Filipa Farinha, Inês Cunha, Anabela Barcelos, José Brenha
Tumours formed from peripheral nerve sheaths are rare in the shoulder. We present the case of a 80-year-old female referred to an orthopaedic surgery clinic because of a large painless mass of the right shoulder, with one year of evolution. There was no history of trauma, involvement of any other joint or systemic complaints. Given the clinical and imagiological suspicion of a giant synovial cyst, the patient underwent complete surgical resection of the mass, which took place without any complications or functional impairment...
November 5, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122375/blunt-traumatic-axillary-artery-truncation-in-the-absence-of-associated-fracture
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Emily Bokser, William Caputo, Barry Hahn, Josh Greenstein
BACKGROUND: Axillary artery injuries can be associated with both proximal humeral fractures (Naouli et al., 2016; Ng et al., 2016) [1,2] as well as shoulder dislocations (Leclerc et al., 2017; Karnes et al., 2016) [3,4]. We report a rare case of an isolated axillary artery truncation following blunt trauma without any associated fracture or dislocation. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old male presented to the emergency department for evaluation after falling on his outstretched right arm...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118899/alterations-in-tendon-microenvironment-in-response-to-mechanical-load-potential-molecular-targets-for-treatment-strategies
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Mohamed B Fouda, Finosh G Thankam, Matthew F Dilisio, Devendra K Agrawal
Rotator cuff (RC) tendons could beinflicted in many ways with an eventual outcome of pain, weakness and disability, which represent a large burden on health care cost. However, optimal healing, either conservatively or with surgical intervention, remains an issue that needs further investigation. Disorders of the RC tendons may result from external factors like trauma, or internal factors through physiologic and metabolic derangement. Most RC tendon disorders may be asymptomatic and may result from an over-activity of the inflicted shoulder and its tendons...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100805/development-of-the-modified-simple-test-for-evaluating-hand-function-modified-stef-construct-reliability-validity-and-responsiveness
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Keisuke Irie, Hirokatsu Iseki, Satomi Okamoto, Kazuhiro Okamoto, Seiji Nishimura, Kenji Kagechika
STUDY DESIGN: Clinimetric evaluation study. INTRODUCTION: Despite the availability of numerous performance tests to measure finger dexterity, there is no international consensus on hand function evaluation. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the modified version of the simple test for evaluating hand function (STEF), which is widely used in Japan. METHODS: The intrarater (n = 40) and inter-rater (n = 32) reliability of the modified STEF was evaluated by calculating the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), models (1,1) and (2,1), respectively, in healthy individuals...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067535/prebending-of-osteosynthesis-plate-using-3d-printed-models-to-treat-symptomatic-os-acromiale-and-acromial-fracture
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Hanne Beliën, Hanne Biesmans, Anny Steenwerckx, Eric Bijnens, Carl Dierickx
BACKGROUND: A symptomatic os acromiale can lead to impingement syndrome and rotator cuff tendinopathy. An acromion fracture is often part of a more complex scapular trauma that needs stabilisation. METHODS: We developed a new technique using a three-dimensional (3D) model and a distal clavicle reconstruction plate to treat os acromiale and acromion fractures. Our hypothesis was that such an approach would be a useful addition to the existing techniques. First, a 3D model of the acromion was printed, then an osteosynthesis plate was pre-bent to fit the exact shape and curve of the acromion...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066532/impact-of-the-profher-trial-findings-on-surgeons-clinical-practice-an-online-questionnaire-survey
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L Jefferson, S Brealey, H Handoll, A Keding, L Kottam, I Sbizzera, A Rangan
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether orthopaedic surgeons have adopted the Proximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation (PROFHER) trial results routinely into clinical practice. METHODS: A questionnaire was piloted with six orthopaedic surgeons using a 'think aloud' process. The final questionnaire contained 29 items and was distributed online to surgeon members of the British Orthopaedic Association and British Elbow and Shoulder Society. Descriptive statistics summarised the sample characteristics and fracture treatment of respondents overall, and grouped them by whether they changed practice based on PROFHER trial findings...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062215/transverse-pinning-versus-intramedullary-pinning-in-fifth-metacarpal-s-neck-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-study-with-patient-reported-outcome
#15
Sherif Galal, Wael Safwat
INTRODUCTION: The 5th metacarpal fractures accounts for 38% of all hand fractures given that the neck is the weakest point in metacarpals, so neck fracture is the most common metacarpal fracture. Surgical fixation is also advocated for such fractures to prevent mal-rotation of the little finger which will lead to fingers overlap in a clenched fist. Various methods are available for fixation of such fractures, like intramedullary & transverse pinning. There are very few reports in the literature comparing both techniques...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051871/bilateral-divergent-shoulder-s-fracture-dislocation-case-in-an-ischemic-stroke-patient
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Atchi Walla, Faré Gnandi-Piou, Pilakimwé Egbohou, Komi Assogba, Mawuko Quacoe
INTRODUCTION: The literature review revealed that nowadays only about 15 cases of bilateral shoulder dislocation associated with the fracture of the upper end of the humerus have been published. The triad of lesional mechanism designated by the triple syndrome E composed of epilepsy, electrocution, and external trauma was the circumstances noted in which these fractures dislocations occur with migration of the two humeral heads either forward or backward. CASE REPORT: An architect of 36-year-old, right-handed, was admitted in emergency department for loss of knowledge of progressive installation...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975402/isolated-radial-neck-delayed-union-nonunion-after-conservative-treatment-in-adults-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#17
Christa Babst, Alexander Brunner, Reto Babst
BACKGROUND: Treatment recommendations for isolated radial neck delayed union/nonunion are sparse, but include mainly conservative treatment, electro-stimulation, bone grafting, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and radial head resection. The purpose of this study was to perform a literature review on isolated delayed union/nonunion of radial neck fractures and to evaluate the reported outcomes of proposed treatment strategies. Furthermore, we aimed to generate data-based recommendations for this rare pathology...
October 3, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975397/traumatic-inferior-shoulder-dislocation-a-review-of-management-and-outcome
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REVIEW
M Nambiar, D Owen, P Moore, A Carr, M Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic inferior shoulder dislocation (ISD) is rare, estimated to occur in 0.5% of all shoulder dislocations. We describe the demographics, natural history and outcome of this injury. HYPOTHESIS/AIM: The aim of the study is to provide a summary of the demographics, clinical presentation, management and outcome of patients who suffer ISD METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the English language literature on ISD using PubMed, Medline, CINHAL, Cochrane Database and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971653/-total-elbow-replacement-as-an-alternative-to-severely-comminuted-fractures-around-the-elbow
#19
Eyal Ginesin, Yaniv Keren, Ofer Zachs, Doron Norman
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular elbow fractures are considered to be one of the most complex injuries in orthopedic trauma. Some are too comminuted for open reduction and internal fixation. Recently, total elbow replacement (TER) has gained popularity for the treatment of comminuted elbow trauma when other treatment options are not possible. METHODS: Since 2007-2013 we treated 18 patients with TER due to comminuted distal humeral fractures. We used the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand scoring system (DASH) to evaluate the patient's satisfaction...
September 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968473/fracture-severity-based-on-classification-does-not-predict-outcome-following-proximal-humerus-fracture
#20
Nina D Fisher, James M Barger, Adam S Driesman, Rebekah Belayneh, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
This study was conducted to determine whether proximal humerus fracture patterns as defined by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) classification and the Neer 4-part system predicted functional outcomes for patients treated with open reduction and internal fixation with locked plates and, if so, which system correlated better with outcomes. During a 12-year period, 213 patients with a displaced proximal humerus fracture who underwent surgical treatment with a locking plate at 1 academic institution were prospectively followed...
October 2, 2017: Orthopedics
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