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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109195/fungal-periprosthetic-joint-infection-following-total-elbow-arthroplasty-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Cory A Kwong, Shannon K T Puloski, Kevin A Hildebrand
BACKGROUND: With improving surgical techniques for total elbow arthroplasty clinical outcomes have improved and its utilization continues to increase. Despite these advances, complication rates remain as high as 24%. Of these complications periprosthetic joint infection is one of the most common and morbid. The rheumatoid elbow remains a leading indication for total elbow arthroplasty. Patients with this condition frequently require immunosuppressive therapy, which places them at higher risk of both typical and atypical infections...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094191/functional-results-of-bilateral-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#2
Chris R Mellano, Robert Thorsness, Peter N Chalmers, Terrence F Feldheim, Patrick O'Donnell, Brian J Cole, Nikhil N Verma, Anthony A Romeo, Gregory P Nicholson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze a population of patients with bilateral reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) to evaluate their ability to perform activities of daily living and personal hygiene tasks. METHODS: At a minimum 2-year follow-up, we retrospectively reviewed 50 patients (100 shoulders) with a mean age of 72 years who underwent staged bilateral RTSA. The average follow-up period was 61 months (range, 24-121 months), with a minimum 2-year follow-up after the second surgical procedure...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089827/plication-of-the-posterior-capsule-for-intraoperative-posterior-instability-during-anatomic-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#3
Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Andrew T Assenmacher, John W Sperling, Robert H Cofield, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo
BACKGROUND: Restoration of soft tissue balance for intraoperative posterior instability during anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is particularly difficult. The effectiveness of posterior capsular plication (PCP) in restoring soft tissue balance is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes, complications, and reoperations of primary TSA in which a PCP was performed to correct excessive intraoperative posterior subluxation. METHODS: Thirty-eight shoulders (37 patients) underwent PCP for intraoperative posterior instability during anatomic TSA...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089825/clinical-and-radiographic-outcome-of-revision-surgery-of-total-elbow-prosthesis-midterm-results-in-19-cases
#4
Jetske Viveen, Ante Prkic, Koen L M Koenraadt, Izaäk F Kodde, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to report on the midterm outcomes and complications of revision surgery of total elbow arthroplasty. METHODS: All patients who had undergone total elbow arthroplasty revision surgery between 2009 and 2014 with semiconstrained total elbow prostheses were prospectively enrolled in the study. Records were reviewed for demographic data; baseline measurements; and several follow-up assessments including the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS), visual analog scale (VAS) score for pain, Oxford Elbow Score, range of motion, satisfaction, and radiographs...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089256/a-comparative-analysis-of-work-related-outcomes-after-humeral-hemiarthroplasty-and-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#5
Daniel J Hurwit, Joseph N Liu, Grant H Garcia, Gregory Mahony, Hao-Hua Wu, David M Dines, Russell F Warren, Lawrence V Gulotta
BACKGROUND: The return to work of young patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty is increasingly important. Whereas studies have shown superior outcomes of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) compared with humeral hemiarthroplasty (HHA), no prior literature has compared RTSA with HHA in regard to return to work. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected shoulder arthroplasty registry was performed to analyze all patients who underwent RTSA or HHA at a single institution...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065478/a-comparison-of-the-open-reduction-internal-fixation-and-resection-arthroplasty-techniques-in-treatment-of-mason-type-3-radial-head-fractures
#6
Yunus Emre Akman, Erhan Sukur, Esra Circi, Osman Nuri Ozyalvac, Fatih Ozyer, Yusuf Ozturkmen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare a series of patients surgically treated with ORIF or early resection arthroplasty due to isolated comminuted radial head fractures. METHODS: Between the years 2009 and 2013, 34 patients with isolated comminuted fractures of the radial head (Mason Type 3) had been operated (ORIF in 19 patients, resection arthroplasty in 15 patients). The mean age of the patients in the ORIF group was 38.5 years and 54 years in the resection group...
January 5, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034540/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-younger-than-55-years-2-to-12-year-follow-up
#7
Randall J Otto, Rachel E Clark, Mark A Frankle
BACKGROUND: This study reports the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in patients younger than 55 years with midterm to long-term follow-up. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients (average age, 47.9 years; range, 21-54 years) were identified who underwent RSA with an average 62.3 months of follow-up (24-144 months). There were 35 patients (group 1) who had a failed arthroplasty and 32 patients (group 2) who underwent primary RSA. Clinical outcomes included the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, Simple Shoulder Test (SST) score, and range of motion...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032036/effect-of-introducing-an-online-system-on-the-follow-up-of-elbow-arthroplasty
#8
Jetske Viveen, Ante Prkic, Bertram The, Koen L M Koenraadt, Denise Eygendaal
AIM: To evaluate the effect of introducing a structured online follow-up system on the response rate. METHODS: Since June 2015 we have set up an electronic follow-up system for prosthesis in orthopedic patients. This system allows prospective data gathering using both online and paper questionnaires. In the past all patients received questionnaires on paper. This study includes only patients who received elbow arthroplasty. Response rates before and after introduction of the online database were compared...
December 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026723/comminuted-fracture-of-elbow-ostheosynthesis-vs-total-joint-replacement
#9
J Zwingmann, M V Neumann, T O Hammer, K Reising, N P Südkamp
Comminuted fractures of the elbow are very rare and in most cases very complex and the successful treatment can be a challenge for the treating surgeon. Due to the elbow joint's complex functional anatomy, the multi-fragmentary nature of many fractures and concomitant destabilizing associated injuries, comminuted fractures of the elbow still present a serious challenge for the orthopedic surgeon. Especially in more severe communicated injuries an osteosynthesis or endoprosthesis must be discussed with the patient...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966179/-endoprostheses-in-geriatric-traumatology
#10
B Buecking, D Eschbach, C Bliemel, M Knobe, R Aigner, S Ruchholtz
BACKGROUND: Geriatric traumatology is increasing in importance due to the demographic transition. In cases of fractures close to large joints it is questionable whether primary joint replacement is advantageous compared to joint-preserving internal fixation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the importance of prosthetic joint replacement in the treatment of geriatric patients suffering from frequent periarticular fractures in comparison to osteosynthetic joint reconstruction and conservative methods...
December 13, 2016: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940249/mason-type-iii-radial-head-fractures-treated-by-anatomic-radial-head-arthroplasty-is-this-a-safe-treatment-option
#11
Luigi Tarallo, Raffaele Mugnai, Martina Rocchi, Francesco Capra, Fabio Catani
BACKGROUND: Radial head fractures make up approximately 3% of all fractures and they are the most common elbow fracture in adults. Replacement through arthroplasty is the recommended treatment in the context of unstable elbow injury and comminuted radial head fracture. The midterm clinical, functional, and radiographic results in patients treated with anatomic radial head arthroplasty for a Mason type III radial head fracture are presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective search of our facility's prospective trauma database to identify all skeletally mature patients who were treated by primary radial head replacement or open reduction and internal fixation following an acute radial head fracture...
December 8, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933229/mid-term-shoulder-functional-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-after-shoulder-replacement-in-obese-patients
#12
Heather K Vincent, Aimee M Struk, Austin Reed, Thomas W Wright
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain and loss of function are directly associated with obesity. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We hypothesized that significant interactions would exist between total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) and obesity status on functional and quality of life (QOL) outcomes over the long term. Clinical and QOL outcomes (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Evaluation form, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index, University of California at Los Angeles Shoulder Rating scale, Medical Outcomes Short Form 12 (SF-12), range of motion (ROM), and strength) were longitudinally compared in patients with low and high body mass index (BMI) after a TSA or a RSA...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914843/hemiarthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-distal-humeral-fractures-midterm-clinical-results
#13
Mark Schultzel, Karl Scheidt, Christopher C Klein, Steven J Narvy, Brian K Lee, John M Itamura
BACKGROUND: Total elbow arthroplasty is a treatment for unreconstructable distal humeral fractures; however, longevity of the implant remains a concern in younger, more active patients. Distal humeral hemiarthroplasty (DHH) offers an alternative with multiple advantages. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 10 patients who underwent DHH for distal humeral fractures during a 4-year period (2008-2012) by a single surgeon. Patients underwent testing of range of motion, Mayo Elbow Performance Score, Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand, visual analog scale, Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900699/the-anconeus-triceps-lateral-flap-approach-for-total-elbow-arthroplasty-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
A Celli, P Bonucci
BACKGROUND: The posterior approaches to the elbow are considered as to allow an excellent joint exposure for total elbow arthroplasty. One complication that is well recognized is the insufficiency of the extensor mechanism in particular with the patients with poor tendon quality as in the rheumatoid diseases. The purpose of this paper is to present a new triceps-splitting exposure for total elbow arthroplasty used in rheumatoid patients with their preliminary results. METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients with rheumatoid disease at grades III to V of the Larsen grading scale underwent total elbow replacement using the new triceps-splitting exposure called anconeus-triceps lateral flap and it preserves the integrity of the medial proper triceps tendon...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887875/two-stage-revision-for-infected-shoulder-arthroplasty
#15
Daniel B Buchalter, Siddharth A Mahure, Brent Mollon, Stephen Yu, Young W Kwon, Joseph D Zuckerman
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic shoulder infections (PSIs) are challenging to treat and often result in significant patient morbidity. Without a standardized treatment protocol, PSIs are often managed similarly to periprosthetic hip and knee infections. Because 2-stage revision is the gold standard for treating periprosthetic hip and knee infections, we performed a case series and literature review to determine its effectiveness in PSIs. METHODS: We identified 19 patients (14 men) from our institution who were treated with a 2-stage revision after presenting with a PSI...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887874/clinical-and-radiographic-outcome-of-revision-surgery-of-radial-head-prostheses-midterm-results-in-16-patients
#16
Jetske Viveen, Izaäk F Kodde, Koen L M Koenraadt, Annechien Beumer, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Little is known about revision surgery of radial head arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to report on the clinical and radiographic outcome of revision arthroplasty of the elbow with a bipolar metallic radial head prosthesis. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2013, we used either a press-fit or cemented RHS bipolar radial head prosthesis for revision surgery of radial head arthroplasty in 16 patients. Patients were prospectively enrolled in the study. Differences in outcome parameters before and after revision surgery were compared...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887871/radiographic-results-of-augmented-all-polyethylene-glenoids-in-the-presence-of-posterior-glenoid-bone-loss-during-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
#17
Scott P Stephens, Edwin E Spencer, Michael A Wirth
BACKGROUND: Chronic osteoarthritis can result in glenohumeral subluxation and loss of posterior glenoid bone. This can alter normal glenohumeral biomechanics and affect the stress placed on the glenoid implant after total shoulder arthroplasty. This study evaluated the clinical and radiographic results of an augmented all-polyethylene glenoid for the treatment of glenoid osteoarthritis in the presence of posterior glenoid bone loss and determined whether any failures or complications occurred with short-term follow-up...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869626/primary-linked-semiconstrained-total-elbow-arthroplasty-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-single-institution-experience-with-461-elbows-over-three-decades
#18
Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Yaser M K Baghdadi, Bernard F Morrey
BACKGROUND: Elbow arthroplasty is the treatment of choice for end-stage rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term outcome of a linked semiconstrained elbow arthroplasty implant design in patients with RA. METHODS: Between 1982 and 2006, 461 primary total elbow arthroplasties using the Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis were performed in 387 patients with RA. Fifty-five of the arthroplasties were performed to treat concurrent traumatic or posttraumatic conditions...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865216/establishing-the-role-of-unlinked-total-elbow-arthroplasty-in-low-demand-patients-a-long-term-follow-up-study
#19
Sara Machado, Isabel Almeida Pinto, Rui Pinto, Paulo Ribeiro de Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Experience with total elbow arthroplasty is scarce in most centers. It seems to have a significant rate of associated complications. Most studies are based on non-validated outcome measures and short-term results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We selected patients undergoing unlinked total elbow arthroplasty, with a resultant sample of thirteen cases, with a mean postoperative follow-up of 72 months. We applied the Mayo Elbow Score and all patients underwent an X-ray study, prior to surgery and during the follow-up period...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792673/radial-head-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
#20
Andras Heijink, Izaäk F Kodde, Paul G H Mulder, Ewout S Veltman, Laurens Kaas, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Despite the expanding body of literature on radial head arthroplasty, the increasing understanding of elbow anatomy, biomechanics, and kinetics, and the evolution of surgical techniques and prosthesis designs, there is currently no evidence to support one type of radial head prosthesis over another. The purposes of the present report were to review the literature and to explore the association between prosthesis design variables and the timing of surgery and the outcome of modern radial head arthroplasty...
October 18, 2016: JBJS Reviews
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