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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810992/two-new-effective-tourniquets-for-potential-use-in-the-military-environment-a-serving-soldier-study
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Alastair Beaven, Rob Briard, Mark Ballard, Paul Parker
BACKGROUND: Limb tourniquets have been used extensively during modern Middle Eastern conflicts. Despite its undeniable successes, the combat applied tourniquet (C-A-T) has some shortfalls, principally its inability to reliably control lower limb bleeding when applied to the mid-thigh. We tested two tourniquets which may represent an improvement to the combat applied tourniquet; the tactical mechanical tourniquet and the tactical pneumatic tourniquet. METHODS: We recruited 12 healthy service personnel and applied the tactical mechanical tourniquet and tactical pneumatic tourniquet to both lower limbs in a randomly generated sequence...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793978/patellofemoral-arthroplasty-conversion-to-total-knee-arthroplasty-retrieval-analysis-and-clinical-correlation
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Alexander B Christ, Elexis Baral, Chelsea Koch, Beth E Shubin Stein, Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, Sabrina M Strickland
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) can be a successful, bone-sparing treatment for isolated patellofemoral arthritis. However, progression of tibio-femoral arthritis or incorrect indications may predispose patients to early conversion to total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to review the clinical cases and perform retrieval analysis of PFA conversions to TKA at our institution. METHODS: Twenty one patellofemoral arthroplasties in 18 patients that were converted to TKA were identified through our implant retrieval registry...
August 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789655/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-elastic-tourniquet-cuff-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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O-Sung Lee, Myung Chul Lee, Hyuk-Soo Han
BACKGROUND: The effects of cuff shape, timing of tourniquet application, and automated systems using limb occlusion pressure (LOP) have been reported to minimize the appropriate tourniquet pressure. However, studies on the raw material of the cuff itself to reduce the complications related to the tourniquet have been very rarely reported. The purpose of this study is to report the efficacy and safety of a tourniquet system with a new elastic cuff in which pressure is set with LOP in total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
August 8, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780595/preventive-effect-of-a-vapocoolant-spray-on-propofol-induced-pain-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-study
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Young Eun Moon, Michael Y Lee, Dong Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: Propofol causes injection pain. Although lidocaine pre-treatment via venous occlusion is known to be the most effective way, it still has some inconvenience. We implemented this study to compare the effect of a vapocoolant spray with lidocaine pre-treatment. METHODS: Participants (n = 90) were randomized to one of three groups. Group V: after placebo injection and tourniquet, the vapocoolant spray was applied; group L: after lidocaine injection and tourniquet, the placebo spray was applied; group C: after placebo injection and tourniquet, the placebo spray was applied...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774238/wide-awake-hand-surgery
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Line Lied, Grethe E Borchgrevink, Vilhjalmur Finsen
BACKGROUND: "Wide awake hand surgery", where surgery is performed in local anaesthesia with adrenaline, without sedation or a tourniquet, has become widespread in some countries. It has a number of potential advantages and we wished to evaluate it among our patients. METHODS: All 122 patients treated by this method during one year were evaluated by the surgeons and the patients on a numerical scale from 0 (best/least) to 10 (worst/most). Theatre time was compared to that recorded for a year when regional or general anaesthesia had been used...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747231/different-patient-satisfaction-levels-between-the-first-and-second-knee-in-the-early-stage-after-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-tka-a-comparison-between-subjective-and-objective-outcome-assessments
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Shuai Huang, Xing Li, Yubo Tang, Sunny Stiphan, Bin Yan, Peiheng He, Dongliang Xu
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment option and safe for properly selected patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether patients have different satisfaction levels between the first and second knee in the early stage after simultaneous bilateral TKA. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 46 patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral TKA by a single surgeon in our department between March 2013 and March 2015...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725505/long-volar-plating-for-metadiaphyseal-fractures-of-distal-radius-study-comparing-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-versus-conventional-approach
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Emilie Pire, Juan José Hidalgo Diaz, Santiago Salazar Botero, Sybille Facca, Philippe A Liverneaux
Background  Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) has been used in wrist surgery for several years. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare clinical and radiologic outcomes of MIPO technique with those of a conventional approach in the treatment of metadiaphyseal distal radius fracture by long volar plating. Materials and Methods  Our series consisted of 32 fractures in 31 patients, mean age 63.9 years, including 16 men and 15 women. MIPO technique was used in 15 wrists (group 1) and conventional approach (> 60 mm of skin incision) in 17 wrists (group 2)...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718308/ulnar-shortening-versus-distal-radius-corrective-osteotomy-in-the-management-of-ulnar-impaction-after-distal-radius-malunion
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William R Aibinder, Ali Izadpanah, Bassem T Elhassan
BACKGROUND: Distal radius malunions lead to functional deficits. This study compares isolated ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) to distal radius osteotomy (DRO) for the treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome following distal radius malunion. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients with extra-articular distal radius malunions treated for ulnar impaction with isolated USO. This group was compared to a 1:1 age- and sex-matched cohort treated with isolated DRO for the same indication...
January 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657396/preoperative-methylprednisolone-does-not-reduce-loss-of-knee-extension-strength-after-total-knee-arthroplastya-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-61-patients
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Viktoria Lindberg-Larsen, Thomas Q Bandholm, Camilla K Zilmer, Jens Bagger, Mette Hornsleth, Henrik Kehlet
Background and purpose - Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) face challenges related to postoperative reduction in knee-extension strength. We evaluated whether inhibition of the inflammatory response by a single preoperative dose of methylprednisolone (MP) reduces the pronounced loss of knee-extension strength at discharge after fast-track TKA. Patients and methods - 70 patients undergoing elective unilateral TKA were randomized (1:1) to preoperative intravenous (IV) MP 125 mg (group MP) or isotonic saline IV (group C)...
October 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654613/evidence-based-medicine-current-evidence-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Steven J Hermiz, Loree K Kalliainen
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Create a safe and effective plan for management of carpal tunnel syndrome. 2. Support his or her rationale for the use of diagnostic tests. 3. Discuss elements of management that have been controversial, including anesthesia, the use of a tourniquet, postoperative pain control, and cost of care. SUMMARY: This is the fourth MOC-PS CME article on carpal tunnel syndrome. Each of the prior three has had a slightly different focus, and the reader is invited to review all to generate a comprehensive view of the management of this common, and often controversial, topic...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598560/effects-of-unilateral-tourniquet-used-in-patients-undergoing-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Pei-Lai Liu, De-Qiang Li, Yuan-Kai Zhang, Qun-Shan Lu, Liang Ma, Xue-Zhi Bao, Meng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefits of use of a tourniquet in one limb in patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: A prospective randomized trial was designed to evaluate the outcomes of unilateral tourniquet use during simultaneous bilateral TKA. A total of 52 (36 women and 16 men) patients with osteoarthritis who underwent simultaneous bilateral primary TKA between January 2010 and January 2015 were assigned randomly to tourniquet (TG) or non-tourniquet (NG) groups prior to surgery...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464968/prehospital-interventions-during-mass-casualty-events-in-afghanistan-a-case-analysis
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Steven G Schauer, Michael D April, Erica Simon, Joseph K Maddry, Robert Carter, Robert A Delorenzo
BACKGROUND: Mass-casualty (MASCAL) events are known to occur in the combat setting. There are very limited data at this time from the Joint Theater (Iraq and Afghanistan) wars specific to MASCAL events. The purpose of this report was to provide preliminary data for the development of prehospital planning and guidelines. METHODS: Cases were identified using the Department of Defense (DoD; Virginia USA) Trauma Registry (DoDTR) and the Prehospital Trauma Registry (PHTR)...
August 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453349/chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-hand-case-report-and-literature-review
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C Liam Dwyer, Maximillian C Soong, N George Kasparyan
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is characterized by activity-induced pain, swelling, and decreased muscle function due to increased pressure and decreased circulation within a confined muscle compartment. Although well-known to occur in the leg, involvement of the hand has rarely been reported in the literature. METHODS: We present a 44 year old male with CECS involving bilateral thenar and hypothenar compartments. Symptoms were reproduced on exam by driving screws into wood with a screwdriver...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449627/lornoxicam-use-to-reduce-the-pain-associated-with-propofol-injection
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Nihal Başak, Yakup Aksoy, Ayhan Kaydu, Ömer Fatih Şahin
AIM: To investigate the efficacy of lornoxicam in the prevention of the pain associated with propofol injection. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Approval for this study was granted by the ethics committee of our hospital. Using a computer randomisation software, 120 patients undergoing elective surgery were assigned to four equal groups. In Group I (control group), immediately before anaesthesia induction, 10 ml of isotonic 0.9% NaCl solution (placebo) was administered intravenously (IV)...
December 2017: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428919/tibial-bone-grafting-for-wrist-reconstruction
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Schneider K Rancy, Stephanie D Malliaris, Scott W Wolfe
Background Iliac crest bone graft harvesting is routinely performed for upper extremity orthopedic procedures despite high complication rates associated with sensory nerve injury, hematoma, chronic pain, and fracture. Description of Technique Cancellous bone graft is harvested from the proximal tibia using a medial approach, minimizing donor site morbidity. Patients and Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of 14 patients who underwent cancellous proximal tibia bone graft harvesting to augment healing of wrist reconstruction, with 2 months minimum follow-up...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399633/value-of-tourniquet-use-in-anterior-ankle-arthroscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Damjan Dimnjaković, Pero Hrabač, Ivan Bojanić
BACKGROUND: A tourniquet is usually used during anterior ankle arthroscopy to allow for improved visibility and reduced operation time. However, this has not been demonstrated to be true in clinical studies on knee arthroscopy, while limited tourniquet time has been described as a possible factor to lower the complication rate of ankle arthroscopy. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to examine the effect of tourniquet use on arthroscopic visualization, operative time, postoperative intra-articular bleeding, postoperative pain scores, and outcome of anterior ankle arthroscopy...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340289/remote-ischaemic-conditioning-decreases-blood-flow-and-improves-oxygen-extraction-in-patients-with-early-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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T Hegelmaier, N Kumowski, T Mainka, J Vollert, O Goertz, M Lehnhardt, P K Zahn, C Maier, J Kolbenschlag
BACKGROUND: Remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) is the cyclic application of non-damaging ischaemia leading to an increased tissue perfusion, among others triggered by NO (monoxide). Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is known to have vascular alterations such as increased blood shunting and decreased NO blood-levels, which in turn lead to decreased tissue perfusion. We therefore hypothesized that RIC could improve tissue perfusion in CRPS. METHOD: In this proof-of-concept study, RIC was applied in the following groups: in 21 patients with early CRPS with a clinical history less than a year, in 20 age/sex-matched controls and in 12 patients with unilateral nerve lesions via a tourniquet on the unaffected/non-dominant upper limb...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331644/term-abdominal-pregnancy-revealed-by-amnioperitoneum-in-rural-area
#18
Henri Donald Mutarambirwa, Bruno Kenfack, Jovanny Tsuala Fouogue
Abdominal pregnancy (AP) accounts for 1% of ectopic implantations. In sub-Saharan Africa, the high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections explains the increasing frequency of this pathology. In Cameroon it rose from 1/10000 deliveries (1995) to 3.3/10000 (2015). Authors herein report a case of a viable abdominal pregnancy discovered at term during emergency laparotomy for suspected uterine rupture. The 24-year-old G2P0 patient was HIV-positive, under antiretrovirals, though AP exceptionally occurs in HIV patients...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330800/tourniquet-and-closed-suction-drains-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-no-beneficial-effects-on-bleeding-management-and-knee-function-at-a-higher-cost
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D Yin, J Delisle, A Banica, A Senay, P Ranger, G Y Laflamme, J Jun, J Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Blood loss is a major concern in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) along with postoperative knee function. The present study explores the impact of tourniquet (T) and closed-suction drains (D) on these parameters in TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on 111 patients admitted for TKA. Subjects were divided into three groups: 36 in group T+D+, 42 in T-D+ and 33 in T-D- (where T+: prolonged tourniquet use, T-: cementation-only tourniquet, D+: closed-suction drain use, and D-: no drain)...
June 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325432/wide-awake-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-extensor-central-slip-tenotomy-for-chronic-mallet-finger-a-prospective-study-of-14-cases-with-videos
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T Apard, G Candelier
The central slip tenotomy described by Fowler is an effective option for treating chronic mallet finger in order to avoid swan neck deformity of the finger. In a prospective study of 14 cases (13 failures of conservative treatment and one case of untreated mallet finger), we performed percutaneous ultrasound-guided central slip tenotomy with a 19 G needle using the wide-awake local anesthesia and no tourniquet (WALANT) technique. The mean extensor lag before surgery was 28° (range 20°-40°) and three patients had a swan neck deformity...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
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