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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441281/incarcerated-medial-epicondyle-fractures-with-elbow-dislocation-risk-factors-associated-with-morbidity
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Carley Vuillermin, Kyna S Donohue, Patricia Miller, Andrea S Bauer, Dennis E Kramer, Yi-Meng Yen
BACKGROUND: Incarcerated medial epicondyle fractures in association with elbow trauma are rare and an absolute indication for intervention. Because of the infrequent nature, outcomes following this injury are not well documented. We studied a large cohort of these injuries to determine factors associated with functional outcomes. It was hypothesized that a greater duration between initial presentation and time of surgery would lead to poorer outcomes. METHODS: A total of 32 patients aged 18 and under who underwent surgical treatment for an incarcerated medical epicondyle fracture at a level-1 pediatric trauma center from 2003 to 2015 were identified...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435572/does-excision-of-heterotopic-ossification-of-the-elbow-result-in-satisfactory-patient-rated-outcomes
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K N Sandeep, G Suresh, B Gopisankar, N Abhishek, A Sujiv
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of heterotopic ossification (HO) of the elbow is challenging and fraught with complications. Patients who sustain direct trauma to the elbow joint, the central nervous system, and thermal burns are at increased risk for development of HO. There is a paucity of studies and reports on patient's self-evaluation after the excision of the heterotopic ossification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study assessed outcomes after excision of heterotopic ossification around the elbow in a cohort of ten patients operated from 2012 to 2015...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391430/why-does-total-elbow-arthroplasty-fail-today-a-systematic-review-of-recent-literature
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Ante Prkic, Chantal Welsink, Bertram The, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Total elbow arthroplasty is a relatively uncommon type of arthroplasty, which has undergone several design changes in the past four decades. However, research on improvement requires knowledge of failure mechanisms that can be addressed. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review on modes of failure of total elbow arthroplasty. METHODS: We conducted searches on PubMed/Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases to identify studies describing modes of failure of primary total elbow arthroplasties...
April 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341879/intra-articular-findings-in-symptomatic-minor-instability-of-the-lateral-elbow-smile
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Paolo Arrigoni, Davide Cucchi, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Usman Butt, Marc R Safran, Patrick Denard, Pietro Randelli
PURPOSE: Lateral epicondylitis is generally considered an extra-articular condition. The role of minor instability in the aetiology of lateral elbow pain has rarely been considered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of lateral ligamentous laxity with aspects of intra-articular lateral elbow pathology and investigate the role of minor instability in lateral elbow pain. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive patients aged between 20 and 60 years with recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis who had failed conservative therapy and had no previous trauma or overt instability, were included...
March 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337591/arthroscopic-r-lcl-plication-for-symptomatic-minor-instability-of-the-lateral-elbow-smile
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Paolo Arrigoni, Davide Cucchi, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Alessandra Menon, Alberto Aliprandi, Pietro Randelli
PURPOSE: Minor instability has been proposed as a possible aetiology of lateral elbow pain. This study presents the results of the arthroscopic plication of the radial component of the lateral collateral ligament (R-LCL) to reduce minor instability of the lateral elbow. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis who had failed conservative therapy and who had no previous trauma or overt instability, were included. R-LCL plication was performed in the presence of at least one sign of lateral ligamentous patholaxity and one intra-articular abnormal finding...
March 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331961/-corrective-osteotomies-for-posttraumatic-elbow-deformities
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J Nowotny, F Thielemann, A Biewener, K D Schaser
OBJECTIVES: Correcion of elbow joint deformities that usually develop secondary to direct or indirect trauma of the arm or elbow with subsequent inadequate healing and consecutive axial/rotational malalignment and may be associated with cosmetic or functional deficits of the arm. INDICATIONS: Relevant malalignment of the arm axis with corresponding cosmetic or functional deficits for the patient. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pre-existing degenerative and chronic inflammatory changes...
March 22, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323765/misuse-of-opioids-in-orthopaedic-postoperative-patients
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Anup Gangavalli, Ajith Malige, George Terres, Saqib Rehman, Chinenye Nwachuku
OBJECTIVE: In light of the recent uptrend in the prescription of opioids, this study seeks to identify patterns of opioid misuse among orthopaedic postoperative patients and principal external sources in obtaining these medications. DESIGN: Ten-month survey-based study. SETTING: Two Level I trauma centers (urban and suburban). PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred seven patients between the ages of 18 and 89 years who underwent surgical fixation of fractures involving the pelvis, long bones, or periarticular regions of the knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286621/variability-in-trauma-case-volume-in-orthopedic-surgery-residents
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Travis D Blood, Joseph A Gil, Christopher T Born, Alan H Daniels
Orthopedic trauma surgery is a critical component of resident education. Surgical case logs obtained from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Students from 2009 to 2013 for orthopedic surgery residents were examined for variability between the 90(th) and 10(th) percentiles in regards to the volume of cases performed. There was an upward trend in the mean number of cases performed by senior residents from 484.4 in 2009 to 534.5 in 2013, representing a 10.3% increase. There was a statistically significant increase in the number of cases performed for humerus/elbow, forearm/wrist, and pelvis/hip during this period (P<0...
February 20, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271091/osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-humeral-head-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Davod Jafari, Hooman Shariatzadeh, Farid Najd Mazhar, Mohammad Ali Okhovatpour, Mehran Razavipour
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a common joint disorder in knee, ankle and elbow, however it can be rarely found in glenohumeral joint. In this study, we report an asymptomatic case of humeral head OCD, which was detected incidentally following a trauma. X-rays showed an area of lucency around an oval bony fragment measuring about 1 cm on the superior aspect of the humeral head. However, the patient was pain-free and the shoulder range of motion was normal.
January 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258868/rates-of-complications-and-secondary-surgeries-after-in%C3%A2-situ-cubital-tunnel-release-compared-with-ulnar-nerve-transposition-a-retrospective-review
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Dafang Zhang, Brandon E Earp, Philip Blazar
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to contrast the rate and types of complications and secondary surgeries for in situ cubital tunnel release and ulnar nerve transposition. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed by query of hospital billing records for all patients who underwent cubital tunnel surgery from August 2008 to July 2013, yielding 421 patients. Exclusion criteria were acute trauma, revision surgery, neoplasm, age younger than 18 years, incomplete records, and postoperative follow-up less than 3 months...
April 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180920/injury-mechanism-of-midfacial-fractures-in-football-causes-in-over-40-typical-neurological-symptoms-of-minor-brain-injuries
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Volker Krutsch, Markus Gesslein, Oliver Loose, Johannes Weber, Michael Nerlich, Axel Gaensslen, Viktor Bonkowsky, Werner Krutsch
PURPOSE: The injury mechanisms of midfacial fractures may be typical causes of concussion, but hardly any scientific data on midfacial injuries sustained in football are available. Head and brain trauma represent frequent injuries in athletes of different sports that require appropriate treatment by sports and trauma physicians. This study investigated the management of midfacial fractures in football and the association of such fractures with concomitant brain injury. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study lasting 24 months (2012 to 2013), midfacial injuries of football players were analysed with regard to the injury mechanisms, first aid procedures on the field, treatment and return-to-play...
February 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166167/stepwise-percutaneous-leverage-technique-to-avoid-posterior-interosseous-nerve-injury-in-pediatric-radial-neck-fracture
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Wan-Sun Choi, Kyeong-Jin Han, Doo-Hyung Lee, Ga-Eun Lee, Heon-Ju Kweon, Jae-Ho Cho
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a stepwise percutaneous leverage technique to avoid posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) injury in pediatric patients with radial neck fractures and to evaluate the clinical outcome and the predisposing factors affecting the outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective case series study. SETTING: University level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Thirty-four children with a radial neck fracture, who were treated using a stepwise percutaneous leverage technique, were included in the study...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164052/treatment-of-stiff-elbow-in-young-patients-with-interpositional-arthroplasty-for-mobility-case-series
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R Sivakumar, V SomaSheker, Prahalad Kumar Shingi, T Vinoth, M Chidambaram
INTRODUCTION: The elbow is a complex joint involving many articulations and complex biomechanics come into play. Elbow motion is crucial to upper limb movement that loss of 50% of elbow function equals to loss of 80% of upper extremity global function. Restoring movement and stability is challenging to the surgeon while treating a stiff elbow. Unlike other arthroplasties of hip and knee, total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) may not be a primary treatment. Interpositional arthroplasty (IPA) can be considered a viable option in posttraumatic arthritis of elbow in young patients...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160902/elbow-instability-anatomy-biomechanics-diagnostic-maneuvers-and-testing
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Lauren E Karbach, John Elfar
The elbow comprises a complex of bony and ligamentous stabilizers that provide both primary and secondary constraints to elbow instability. Through trauma and overuse, classic instability patterns arise by loss of these important stabilizers. The diagnosis of elbow instability can made using specific examination maneuvers and testing to diagnose the clinical pattern. This article reviews the elbow's unique anatomy and biomechanical characteristics and these are applied when reviewing the maneuvers and testing used to diagnose elbow instability...
February 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159475/risk-factors-for-reoperation-after-total-elbow-arthroplasty
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Donato Perretta, Wouter F van Leeuwen, George Dyer, David Ring, Neal Chen
BACKGROUND: Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is a treatment option for arthritic conditions of the elbow and for complex distal humerus fractures in the elderly. Complications are common, however, and rates of survivorship vary. The goal of this study was to describe the factors associated with reoperation and revision after TEA. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed primary TEAs performed at 2 tertiary academic medical centers. We identified 102 primary TEAs in 82 patients by 9 surgeons...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138434/concurrent-lateral-condyle-mass-fracture-with-olecranon-fracture-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Munir Farooq, Younis Kamal, Hayat Ahmad Khan, Naseemul Gani, Adil Bashir Shah, Mohammed Ashraf Khan, Shahid Bhat
INTRODUCTION: There is very limited literature describing the association of lateral condyle mass (LCM) fracture of the distal humerus associated concurrently with olecranon fracture. Herein, a case is reported of a displaced LCM fracture with displaced olecranon fracture, due to complex trauma while getting out of a vehicle, which was managed by open reduction and internal fixation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4.5- year- old boy suffered severe pain and swelling around his right elbow due to trauma which he suffered while trying to get out of a vehicle which was in motion...
September 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124724/number-of-positive-radiographic-findings-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Thomas Ruffing, Tim Danko, Thomas Henzler, Christel Weiss, Alexander Hofmann, Markus Muhm
PURPOSE: Conventional radiography is frequently performed in pediatric patients in whom fractures and dislocations are suspected. However, until now, the rate of positive findings of the most commonly performed radiographic examinations in pediatric patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of positive findings in the 20 most frequently requested standard radiographic examinations in pediatric patients in a level 1 trauma center systematically. METHODS: A transversal cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center in Germany (2008-2014)...
January 26, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032058/epidemiology-of-geriatric-trauma-in-an-urban-kazakhstani-setting
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Aidos S Tlemissov, Marzhan A Dauletyarova, Tolkyn A Bulegenov, Tolebay K Rakhypbekov, Andrej M Grjibovski
BACKGROUND: External causes of death are still among the main causes of death in the countries of the former Soviet Union. We studied epidemiology of injuries among elderly in a typical Kazakhstani city. METHODS: Data on all injuries among individuals aged 60 yr or older in the city of Semey (former Semipalatinsk) from 2010 to 2012 was collected from medical files. We present absolute numbers and incidence rates for the main ICD-codes in Chapters XIX and XX of ICD-10 by gender, ethnic background and place where the injury occurred...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941328/upper-extremity-function-predicts-adverse-health-outcomes-among-older-adults-hospitalized-for-ground-level-falls
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Bellal Joseph, Nima Toosizadeh, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Michelle R Heusser, Jane Mohler, Bijan Najafi
BACKGROUND: Despite National Surgical Quality Improvement guidelines to integrate frailty into surgical elder assessments, a quick, accurate, and simple frailty assessment tool suitable for busy clinical settings is still not available. Recently, we have demonstrated that a simple upper-extremity function (UEF) test based on wearable sensors could identify frailty with high agreement with conventional assessments by testing 20-s repetitive elbow flexion and extension. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether UEF parameters are sensitive for predicting adverse health outcomes in bedbound older adults admitted to hospital due to ground-level fall injuries...
December 10, 2016: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940249/mason-type-iii-radial-head-fractures-treated-by-anatomic-radial-head-arthroplasty-is-this-a-safe-treatment-option
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L Tarallo, R Mugnai, M Rocchi, F Capra, F 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...
April 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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