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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650376/trapezius-muscle-transfer-for-restoration-of-elbow-extension-in-a-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury
#1
Hamza M Alrabai, Martin G Gesheff, Ahmed I Hammouda, Janet D Conway
Voluntary elbow extension is essential for optimal upper limb positioning required for daily living activities, particularly above-shoulder maneuvers. The authors present a case of traumatic brachial plexus injury in which paralysis of the musculature selectively supplied by the posterior cord was based on magnetic resonance imaging and nerve conduction studies. An attempt at a radial nerve graft at another center was not effective. Ipsilateral hand function improved after multiple local tendon transfers were performed...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628706/does-operative-fixation-of-isolated-fractures-of-ulna-shaft-results-in-different-outcomes-than-non-operative-management-by-long-arm-cast
#2
Altaf Hussain, Sandeep Kumar Nema, Deep Sharma, Sujiv Akkilagunta, Gopisankar Balaji
Objective: The optimal treatment for isolated fractures of ulnar shaft is debatable. The purpose of this study was to compare functional outcomes and radiological union in patients treated for isolated fractures of the ulnar shaft by open reduction and internal fixation and a long arm cast. Methods: This prospective study was conducted at level I trauma center from November 2014 to March 2016. 30 patients with isolated fractures of ulnar shaft were randomized to two groups to receive treatment by open reduction and internal fixation by plates and screws and a long arm cast...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628697/seasonal-variation-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients-an-experience-from-central-india
#3
Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tanveer Sheikh, Ravikant Jain
Objectives: This study aims to determine the various epidemiological factors responsible for orthopedic trauma cases: how do weather patterns, month, season and public working schedule influence the daily frequency of orthopedic trauma. Material and methods: This was a descriptive study performed in the Department of Orthopedics at a tertiary care centre in central India Participants: 7980 trauma cases reported in our study period. Study variables: Demographic characteristics of the cases, time, day, the month of injury and type of trauma and cause of trauma...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600269/acute-combined-median-and-radial-nerve-palsies-after-distal-humeral-shaft-fracture
#4
Shalin Patel, Dafang Zhang, Brandon E Earp
We report a case of a 29-year-old man who presented with a distal humeral shaft fracture sustained by blunt trauma. Physical examination and nerve conduction study were consistent with injury to the median and radial nerves proximal to the elbow. The patient underwent open reduction and internal fixation of the humeral shaft fracture with neurolysis of the median and radial nerves. Repeat electromyography at 6 months postoperatively showed recruitment of motor units in all muscles sampled, in keeping with clinical improvement...
March 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595730/recovery-of-elbow-flexion-after-nerve-reconstruction-versus-free-functional-muscle-transfer-for-late-traumatic-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-systematic-review
#5
Don Hoang, Vivi W Chen, Mitchel Seruya
BACKGROUND: In late presentation of brachial plexus trauma, it is unclear whether donor nerves should be devoted to nerve reconstruction or reserved for free functional muscle transfer. The authors systematically reviewed recovery of elbow flexion after nerve reconstruction versus free functional muscle transfer for late, traumatic brachial plexus palsy. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases to identify all cases of traumatic brachial plexus palsy in patients aged 18 years or older...
April 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589502/comparison-between-a-multicentre-collaborative-closed-loop-audit-assessing-management-of-supracondylar-fractures-and-the-british-orthopaedic-association-standard-for-trauma-11-boast-11-guidelines
#6
MULTICENTER STUDY
R Goodall, H Claireaux, J Hill, E Wilson, F Monsell, Boast Collaborative, P Tarassoli
Aims Supracondylar fractures are the most frequently occurring paediatric fractures about the elbow and may be associated with a neurovascular injury. The British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma 11 (BOAST 11) guidelines describe best practice for supracondylar fracture management. This study aimed to assess whether emergency departments in the United Kingdom adhere to BOAST 11 standard 1: a documented assessment, performed on presentation, must include the status of the radial pulse, digital capillary refill time, and the individual function of the radial, median (including the anterior interosseous), and ulnar nerves...
March 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567038/validating-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-computerized-adaptive-tests-for-upper-extremity-fracture-care
#7
Elizabeth B Gausden, Ashley E Levack, Danielle N Sin, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Peter D Fabricant, Andrew M Nellestein, David S Wellman, Dean G Lorich
BACKGROUND: Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) for patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is a developing area within orthopedic surgery. Our objective was to validate the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) CATs for upper extremity fracture care. We sought to correlate PROMIS with legacy PROs and to investigate floor and ceiling effects. METHODS: Patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of upper extremity trauma were prospectively enrolled...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563390/triceps-brachii-tendon-injury-in-four-pomeranians
#8
Ryosuke Echigo, Atsushi Fujita, Ryohei Nishimura, Manabu Mochizuki
The cases of 4 Pomeranians with injury of the triceps brachii tendon that underwent surgical treatment were retrospectively reviewed to evaluate some clinical findings including signalment, cause of injury, clinical signs, pattern of injury, surgical technique, external coaptation after operation, complications, and outcomes. While all of the dogs showed non-weight bearing posture of the affected limbs and severe pain shortly after injury onset, the pain level decreased over time. A characteristic finding of the 4 cases was an absence of tension in the triceps brachii tendon when the elbow joint was flexed...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558374/functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-after-allograft-anatomic-coracoclavicular-ligament-reconstruction
#9
Sean Baran, Jeffrey G Belisle, Erin K Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the functional and radiographic outcomes of anatomic coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction (ACCR) using allograft tendon without interference screw fixation. DESIGN: Retrospective nonrandomized study. SETTING: Level I trauma center (University Hospital). PATIENTS: Seventeen patients (mean age of 44 years) with Rockwood III through V acromioclavicular joint disruptions. Twelve of 17 patients had a primary reconstruction, including 4 patients sustaining their injuries as part of a polytrauma incident...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538237/proximal-penetrating-extremity-injuries-an-opportunity-to-decrease-overtriage
#10
Grace E Martin, Heng He, Amy T Makley, Timothy A Pritts, Joel B Elterman, Jay A Johannigman, Michael D Goodman
BACKGROUND: Penetrating injuries to the extremity proximal to the elbow or knee are anatomic criteria for full trauma team activation by the American College of Surgeon's Committee on Trauma standards. This criterion lacks objective evidence-based support. Overtriage of trauma team activation may result in excessive costs and resource burden at trauma centers. We hypothesized that full trauma team activation for penetrating injuries to the proximal extremities by anatomic criteria alone may lead to significant overtriage...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529005/who-gets-compartment-syndrome-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-national-and-local-incidence-of-compartment-syndrome-in-patients-with-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
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Alysia K Robertson, Erica Snow, Theodora S Browne, Sha'Tia Brownell, Ifeoma Inneh, Jaclyn F Hill
PURPOSE: Although acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is associated with pediatric supracondylar humerus (SCH) fractures, there are limited data describing its incidence and risk factors. The purpose of our study was to report the local and national incidence of ACS with SCH and floating elbow (concomitant SCH and forearm) fracture patterns and the associated risk factors. METHODS: We retrospectively queried data for SCH fracture patients over a 4-year period from our institution (a level I pediatric trauma center) and the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527239/rehabilitation-following-rotator-cuff-repair-a-work-of-the-commission-rehabilitation-of-the-german-society-of-shoulder-and-elbow-surgery-e-v-dvse-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-for-physiotherapy-zvk-e-v-the-association-physical-therapy-association
#12
REVIEW
Christian Jung, Lena Tepohl, Reina Tholen, Knut Beitzel, Stefan Buchmann, Thomas Gottfried, Casper Grim, Bettina Mauch, Gert Krischak, Hans Ortmann, Christian Schoch, Frieder Mauch
Background: Tears and lesions of the rotator cuff are a frequent cause of shoulder pain and disability. Surgical repair of the rotator cuff is a valuable procedure to improve shoulder function and decrease pain. However, there is no consensus concerning the rehabilitation protocol following surgery. Objectives: To review and evaluate current rehabilitation contents and protocols after rotator cuff repair by reviewing the existing scientific literature and providing an overview of the clinical practice of selected German Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery e...
2018: Obere Extremität
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527237/fracture-pattern-related-therapy-concepts-in-distal-humeral-fractures
#13
REVIEW
Rony-Orijit Dey Hazra, Helmut Lill, Gunnar Jensen, Julia Imrecke, Alexander Ellwein
Around one third of humeral fractures and 2-6% of all fractures occur to the distal part of the humerus. There is a bimodal distribution differentiating between young male patients with high-energy and elderly female patients with low-energy trauma related to osteoporosis. The AO classification and Dubberley subclassification are used in daily routine. Most fractures are diagnosed on radiographs. For further evaluation, three-dimensional computed tomography is recommended, especially for comminuted or complex fractures...
2018: Obere Extremität
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505418/reorganised-force-control-in-elbow-pain-patients-during-isometric-wrist-extension
#14
Christian A Mista, Sonia Monterde, Montserrat Inglés, Isabel Salvat, Thomas Graven-Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Reorganised force control may be an important adaptation following painful traumas. In this study, force control adaptations were assessed in elbow pain patients. Increasing the contraction demand may overcome pain interference on the motor control and as such act as an internal control. It was hypothesized that elbow pain patients compared with control subjects would present greater change in the direction of force when increasing the demand of the motor task. METHODS: Elbow pain patients (n=19) and healthy subjects (n=21) performed isometric wrist extensions at 5-70% of maximum voluntary contraction...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498192/accuracy-of-digital-radiography-regional-scaling-factors-for-trauma
#15
David Drynan, Milford McArthur, Ashray Vohora, Darren Hinton, Grant Menegon, Matthew P R Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Surgical planning in trauma is essential for optimal patient care and best patient outcomes. Digital radiography has improved the availability, convenience and access to radiographs worldwide as used in every trauma centre in Australia. One shortcoming, however, is the variability in magnification error associated with different anatomic regions. Accurate assessment of radiographs is paramount to proper surgical planning. METHODS: A retrospective review of 513 post-operative trauma radiographs of implants at a single centre, collected from January 2015 to August 2016, was measured by the four individual investigators...
March 1, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484463/medial-humeral-condyle-fracture-in-childhood-a-rare-but-often-overlooked-injury
#16
F F Fernandez, S Vatlach, T Wirth, O Eberhardt
The medial condyle fracture of the humerus is-in comparison to the lateral condyle fracture-a very rare Salter-Harrison IV-fracture of the elbow. In this prospective study 14 children were included and reviewed. One child had minimal displacement fracture type I, one child had type II, and 12 children had type III-fractures. One patient was treated conservatively by an upper arm cast; thirteen were surgically treated using open reduction and osteosynthetical treatment. Postoperatively the elbow was immobilized in 90° flexion and neutral position in a long-arm cast for 4-6 weeks...
February 26, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461446/evaluating-the-utility-of-the-lateral-elbow-radiograph-in-central-articular-olecranon-reduction-an-anatomic-and-radiographic-study
#17
Jeremy Kubik, Prism Schneider, Richard Buckley, Robert Korley, Paul Duffy, Ryan Martin
OBJECTIVES: The surgical reduction of intra-articular olecranon fractures is judged primarily on the lateral elbow radiograph, as orthogonal imaging of the articular surface is not obtainable. We sought to determine surgeon accuracy in identifying intra-articular olecranon malreductions on the lateral elbow radiograph. METHODS: Six human fresh-frozen cadaveric elbow specimens were sagittally sectioned in 5-mm increments after olecranon dissection, preservation of soft tissue envelope, and rigid fixation of the elbow in an external fixator...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457390/-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow
#18
Hui Kang, Wei Wang, Hong-Chuan Li, Jian Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of surgical reconstruction of the lateral ligament complex for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow joint. METHODS: From January 2013 to January 2015, 20 patients with posterolateral rotatory instability of elbow joint were treated in our department. There were 12 males and 8 females whose age ranged from 30 to 60 years old, with an average age of 45.5 years old. Sixteen patients had injuries on the right side and 4 patients had injuries on the left side...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444754/clinical-rating-systems-in-elbow-research-a-systematic-review-exploring-trends-and-distributions-of-use
#19
REVIEW
Jonathan P Evans, Chris D Smith, Nicola F Fine, Ian Porter, Jaheeda Gangannagaripalli, Victoria A Goodwin, Jose M Valderas
BACKGROUND: Clinical rating systems are used as outcome measures in clinical trials and attempt to gauge the patient's view of his or her own health. The choice of clinical rating system should be supported by its performance against established quality standards. METHODS: A search strategy was developed to identify all studies that reported the use of clinical rating systems in the elbow literature. The strategy was run from inception in Medline Embase and CINHAL...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438628/rotator-cuff-repair-in-adolescent-athletes
#20
Michael G Azzam, Jeffrey R Dugas, James R Andrews, Samuel R Goldstein, Benton A Emblom, E Lyle Cain
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are rare injuries in adolescents but cause significant morbidity if unrecognized. Previous literature on rotator cuff repairs in adolescents is limited to small case series, with few data to guide treatment. HYPOTHESIS: Adolescent patients would have excellent functional outcome scores and return to the same level of sports participation after rotator cuff repair but would have some difficulty with returning to overhead sports. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence 4...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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