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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457390/-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-posterolateral-rotatory-instability-of-the-elbow
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424151/-treatment-of-humeral-shaft-fractures-in-children-with-closed-reduction-and-external-fixation
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Chao-Feng Zhao, Quan-Yang Gao, Tian-Jian Zhang, Lu-Li Han, Jun-Feng Zhao, Gang Chen, Yu Cui
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical effect of closed reduction and minimally invasive treatment of humeral shaft fractures in children. METHODS: From July 2011 to April 2015, 39 cases of pediatric humeral shaft fractures were treated by closed reduction and external fixation, including 27 males and 12 females with a mean age of 8.6 years old ranging from 3 to 14 years old. Time from injury to the treatment was 2 h to 7 days with an average of 2.7 days. There were 6 cases of upper fracture, 21 cases of middle fracture and 12 cases of lower fracture...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423639/trends-in-total-elbow-arthroplasty-a-nationwide-analysis-in-germany-from-2005-to-2014
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Alexander Klug, Yves Gramlich, Johannes Buckup, Uwe Schweigkofler, Reinhard Hoffmann, Kay Schmidt-Horlohé
PURPOSE: To date, there has been no study investigating the epidemiology and the changes over time, especially regarding indications, in total elbow replacement in Germany. METHODS: Using German procedure classification system (OPS) codes as well as the associated ICD codes, a retrospective analysis from 2005 to 2014 of the data provided by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany was performed. Total elbow arthroplasties (TEAs) were evaluated for admitting diagnoses, sex, and age of patient and distribution of constraint versus unconstraint prostheses...
February 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401094/ultra-low-dose-ct-scan-reduction-protocol-for-extremity-fracture-evaluation-is-as-safe-and-effective-as-conventional-ct-an-evaluation-of-quality-outcomes
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Sanjit Reddy Konda, Abraham Michael Goch, Jack Haglin, Kenneth Andrew Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical and hospital quality outcomes of patients receiving the previously reported Reduced Effective Dose Using Computed Tomography In Orthopaedic iNjury (REDUCTION) imaging protocol. DESIGN: Retrospective Chart review SETTING:: Level I Trauma Center and affiliated Tertiary Care Hospital CenterPatients/Participants: fifty patients who received this protocol for acute traumatic fracture evaluation and met inclusion criteria were compared to a cohort of fifty patients matched for age and fracture type who previously received conventional CT scanning for acute traumatic fracture evaluation...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390374/use-of-small-needle-knife-in-autologous-fat-grafting-for-the-treatment-of-depressed-scar-a-case-report
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Songjia Tang, Xiaoxin Wu, Haiyan Shen, Yuyan Wang, Jinsheng Li, Jufang Zhang
RATIONALE: Scars always related to functional limitations, cosmetic impairment, and social and emotional problems. Clinical improvements in scar characteristics after autologous fat grafting are well described. In this paper, we present an innovative approach to treat depressed scars. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented a 29-year-old woman with multiple depressed scars in the left upper arm and near the elbow joint after trauma in childhood. DIAGNOSES: The patient was diagnosed as having multiple depressed scars accompanied with retraction and pain...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375260/study-of-secondary-ossification-centers-of-the-elbow-in-the-brazilian-population
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Cesar Satoshi Miyazaki, Daniel Augusto Maranho, Paulo Moraes Agnollitto, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa
Objective: To evaluate the age in which the secondary ossification centers of the elbow appear and fuse in the Brazilian population. Methods: Nearly thirty radiographs were randomly selected for each age group from 0 to 18 years, with a total of 544 radiographs from 439 patients, between 2010 and 2015, without abnormalities secondary to trauma, metabolic or bone tumor diseases. Radiographs were retrospectively evaluated by two blind and independent observers, according to the presence or not of the ossification centers, and the fusion between them...
November 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367654/prevalence-of-upper-extremity-pain-in-a-population-of-people-with-paraplegia
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Y Kentar, R Zastrow, H Bradley, M Brunner, W Pepke, T Bruckner, P Raiss, A Hug, H Almansour, M Akbar
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence, patterns, and predictors of musculoskeletal pain in the upper extremity joints among wheelchair-dependent individuals with post-traumatic paraplegia. Secondarily, to document most common reported causes of upper extremity pain. SETTING: Centre for Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Germany. METHODS: The study was done by means of a structured questionnaire, which was mailed to the individuals who had been treated between 1990 and 2007 for newly sustained or pre-existing, accident-related paraplegia (n = 670)...
January 24, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363642/anterior-subcutaneous-transposition-of-the-ulnar-nerve-affects-elbow-range-of-motion-a-mean-13-5-years-of-follow-up
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Xing-Hua Liu, Mao-Qi Gong, Yang Wang, Chang Liu, Shao-Liang Li, Xie-Yuan Jiang
BACKGROUND: Surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve is effective for cubital tunnel syndrome. However, deep approaches may result in iatrogenic elbow stiffness. This long-term study was to evaluate the range of motion (ROM) of the elbow and functional outcomes after anterior subcutaneous transposition. METHODS: A total of 115 patients (78 male and 37 female; mean age: 46.6 years) who underwent anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve between 2001 and 2005 were evaluated retrospectively; mean follow-up was 13...
February 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350642/acute-and-overuse-elbow-trauma-radio-orthopaedics-overview
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Elisabetta Antonia Nocerino, Davide Cucchi, Paolo Arrigoni, Marco Brioschi, Cristiano Fusi, Eugenio A Genovese, Carmelo Messina, Pietro Randelli, Carlo Masciocchi, Alberto Aliprandi
The correct management of acute, subacute and overuse-related elbow pathologies represents a challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problem. While major trauma frequently requires a rapid surgical intervention, subluxation and minor trauma allow taking more time for diagnostics and planning the correct elective treatment after careful clinical and radiological investigation. In these conditions, communication between orthopaedic surgeon and radiologist allow to create a detailed radiology report, tailored to the patient's and surgeon's needs and optimal to plan proper management...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332662/a-survivorship-study-of-838-total-elbow-replacements-a-report-from-the-norwegian-arthroplasty-register-1994-2016
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Yngvar Krukhaug, Geir Hallan, Eva Dybvik, Stein A Lie, Ove N Furnes
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to present the long-term survivorship (20 years) of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) for a relatively large population and to compare different prosthesis brands and patient subgroups. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2017, a total of 838 primary TEAs were reported to the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register. Implant survival was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Risk differences were examined using Cox regression analyses and exact Cox regression for rare events...
February 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326772/posterior-elbow-dislocation-with-brachial-artery-thrombosis-treated-non-surgically-a-case-report
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S M Lim, G G Chua, F Asrul, M Yazid
The brachial artery is rarely injured in closed posterior dislocation of the elbow, unlike the high rate of vascular injury seen after dislocation of the knee. Despite the anatomical proximity of the brachial artery to the elbow joint, most cases of brachial artery injury after dislocation of the elbow are related to an associated fracture, an open injury or high-energy trauma. A high index of suspicion should be maintained as well as a thorough neurovascular examination with regards this potentially disastrous complication...
November 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290605/open-surgical-elbow-contracture-release-after-trauma-results-and-recommendations
#14
Jack M Haglin, David N Kugelman, Anthony Christiano, Sanjit R Konda, Nader Paksima, Kenneth A Egol
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic elbow contracture is a debilitating complication after elbow trauma. The purpose of this study was to characterize the affected patient population, operative management, and outcomes after operative elbow contracture release for treatment of post-traumatic elbow contracture. METHODS: A retrospective record review was conducted to identify all patients who underwent post-traumatic elbow contracture release performed by 1 of 3 surgeons at one academic medical center...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290538/appropriate-excision-time-of-heterotopic-ossification-in-elbow-caused-by-trauma
#15
Shu-Kun He, Min Yi, Gang Zhong, Shi-Qiang Cen, Jia-Lei Chen, Fu-Guo Huang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the optimal timing for the resection of heterotopic ossification (HO) of the elbow. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 42 patients who were treated operatively for heterotopic ossification of the elbow from March 2010 to December 2014 at our institution. The patients were divided into early (before 12 months) and late (after 12 months) excision groups. In the early excision group (17 patients), the average time from the initial injury to HO excision was 7...
December 28, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282027/polyaxial-locking-plates-in-treating-distal-humeral-fractures-a-comparative-randomized-trial-for-clinical-outcome
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Moritz Crönlein, Martin Lucke, Marc Beirer, Dominik Pförringer, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Karl F Braun, Sebastian Siebenlist
BACKGROUND: Management of distal humeral fractures remains to be one of the most challenging aspects in trauma surgery. Low profile plating systems with variable angle screw fixation represent a crucial advancement to the established angular stable locking plates with considerable attention in current research. The aim of the prospective randomized trial was to review the preliminary results and patients' outcome following treatment with these newly developed implants and to rule out potential differences in fracture treatment of two different plating systems...
December 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273253/elbow-arthroscopy-30-day-postoperative-complication-profile-and-associated-risk-factors
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Manish S Noticewala, David P Trofa, Danica D Vance, Charles M Jobin, William N Levine, Christopher S Ahmad
PURPOSE: To analyze (1) the incidence and type of complications after elbow arthroscopy, (2) the incidence of returning to the operating room (OR) after elbow arthroscopy, and (3) patient and risk factors for complications across a national surgical outcome database. METHODS: Patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy from January 2005 through December 2014 were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database by use of Current Procedural Terminology codes...
December 19, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248257/forearm-as-a-valuable-source-of-vascularized-bone-graft-for-the-distal-humerus
#18
Reza Shahryar Kamrani, Leila Farhadi, Amir Reza Farhoud
BACKGROUND: The nonunion of a distal humeral fracture is a challenging complication. Our aim was to assess the results of the application of pedicled bone flap to treat this problem. METHODS: There were 6 men and 3 women with delayed union or nonunion of the distal humerus treated by 10 procedures of rigid fixation plus radial bone forearm or posterior interosseous bone flaps. A locking plate was applied for fixation in 4 patients and a pin and plate for 5 patients...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242804/isolated-pure-lateral-dislocation-of-elbow-in-a-9-year-old-child-a-rare-case-report
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Sudhir Shyam Kushwaha, Madhuresh Kumar, Kumar Shantanu, Deepak Kumar
Introduction: Dislocations of elbow constitute about 3-6% of all injuries occurring around elbow in children. Posterior dislocations are the most common type, whereas other types of dislocations, especially lateral dislocation in a child are extremely rare. Case Report: A 9-year-old boy with a history of trauma presented with complaints of pain, swelling, and difficulty to move his left elbow. Radiographs revealed lateral dislocation of elbow associated with avulsion of medial condyle...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242803/as-a-definitive-choice-of-treatment-joint-and-defect-spanning-multiplanar-tubular-external-fixation-in-the-management-of-pediatric-open-defective-supracondylar-humerus-fracture-a-case-report
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Mehmet Demirel, Onur Tunali, Ismail Turkmen, Yavuz Saglam
Introduction: Although supracondylar fractures of the humerus are common in children, open fractures of are extremely rare injuries. Gustilo- Anderson Type-III fractures in the upper extremity are primarily associated with considerable bone loss resulting from high energy trauma. In this study, a case of open pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture treated by a joint and defect spanning multiplanar tubular external fixation is presented. Case Report: A boy aged 3 years suffered from a Gustilo-Anderson Type-IIIA supracondylar humerus fractures...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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