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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191118/spondylolisthesis-identified-using-ultrasound-imaging
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George J Beneck, Andrea N Gard, Kimberly A Fodran
57-year-old woman was recruited for a research study of muscle activation in persons with low back pain. She described a progressive worsening of left lower lumbar pain, which began 5 years prior without any precipitating incident, and intermittent pain at the left gluteal fold (diagnosed as a proximal hamstring tear 2 years prior). Ultrasound revealed marked anterior displacement of the L3-4 and L4-5 facet joints. The subject was recommended for a radiograph using a lateral recumbent view, which demonstrated a grade II spondylolisthesis...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188333/dynamically-tensioned-acl-functional-knee-braces-reduce-acl-and-meniscal-strain
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Sebastian Tomescu, Ryan Bakker, David Wasserstein, Mayank Kalra, Micah Nicholls, Cari Whyne, Naveen Chandrashekar
PURPOSE: The effectiveness of ACL functional knee braces to reduce meniscal and ACL strain after ACL injury or reconstruction is not well understood. A new dynamic knee tensioning brace system has been designed to apply an active stabilizing force to the knee. The ability of this system to reduce tissue strains is unknown. The purpose of this study was to test the ability of the dynamically tensioned brace to reduce strain in both the ACL and meniscus during rehabilitation activities...
November 29, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188312/physical-therapists-as-first-line-diagnosticians-for-traumatic-acute-rotator-cuff-tears-a-prospective-study
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Knut E Aagaard, Jonas Hänninen, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Karl Lunsjö
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of traumatic acute full-thickness rotator cuff tears (FTRCT) is important to offer early surgical repair. Late repairs following fatty infiltration of the rotator cuff muscles have less favorable results. We think that physical therapists are valuable diagnosticians in a screening process. The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of physical therapists as first-line diagnosticians in detecting acute traumatic FTRCT. METHODS: Between November 2010 and January 2014, 394 consecutive patients having an age between 18 and 75 years who sought medical care because of acute shoulder trauma with acute onset of pain, limited abduction and negative plain radiographs were included in the study...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177180/isolated-traumatic-brachialis-muscle-tear-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Pankaj Sharma, Nishank Mehta, Amit Narayan
Isolated traumatic brachialis muscle tears are uncommonly reported - leading to occasional misdiagnosis and misdirected treatment. The rarity of brachialis muscle tear may promote misdiagnosis or mistreatment of this injury. We report an isolated brachialis muscle tear in a young female, possibly caused by strenuous exercise in the gymnasium. The diagnosis was made clinically and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. The patient was subsequently managed adequately with conservative treatment. We herein present a 35-year-old woman who was diagnosed with an acute brachialis muscle tear being diagnosed with a combination of clinical signs and imaging and successfully managed non-operatively...
October 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166164/a-physiological-signature-of-the-cost-of-reproduction-associated-with-parental-care
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Melinda A Fowler, Tony D Williams
Costs of reproduction are an integral and long-standing component of life-history theory, but we still know relatively little about the specific physiological mechanisms underlying these trade-offs. We experimentally manipulated workload during parental care in female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) using attachment of radios and/or wing clipping and assessed measures of workload, current breeding productivity, future fecundity, and survival (local return rate) in relation to treatment. Females with wing clipping and radio attachment paid a clear cost of reproduction compared with all other treatment groups: they had lower future fecundity and lower return rates despite having lower current breeding productivity...
December 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155311/glenoid-exposure-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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L Nové-Josserand, P Clavert
Glenoid exposure is agreed to be a difficult step, but is also a key step in total shoulder arthroplasty, both anatomic and reverse. It conditions unhindered use of the ancillary instrumentation and thus correct glenoid component positioning. The main stages comprise arthrotomy, by opening the rotator cuff, humeral head cut, and inferior glenohumeral release, enabling shifting of the humerus and good exposure of the glenoid cavity. The two main approaches are deltopectoral and anterosuperior transdeltoid. Using the deltopectoral approach, arthrotomy is performed through the subscapularis muscle, by various techniques...
November 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152000/muscle-weakness-in-the-empty-and-full-can-tests-cannot-differentiate-rotator-cuff-tear-from-cervical-spondylotic-amyotrophy-pain-provocation-is-a-useful-finding
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Eiichiro Iwata, Hideki Shigematsu, Kazuya Inoue, Takuya Egawa, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Yasuhito Tanaka
Purpose: Rotator cuff tears and cervical spondylotic amyotrophy (CSA) are often confused as the main symptom in those with difficulty in shoulder elevation. Empty and full can tests are frequently used for the clinical diagnosis of rotator cuff tears. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the empty and full can test results can help differentiate rotator cuff tears from CSA. Methods: Twenty-seven consecutive patients with rotator cuff tears and 25 with CSA were enrolled...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147668/do-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-correlate-with-sleep-disturbance
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Bryan A Reyes, Brandon R Hull, Alexander B Kurth, Nathan R Kukowski, Edward P Mulligan, Michael S Khazzam
Background: Many patients with rotator cuff tears suffer from nocturnal shoulder pain, resulting in sleep disturbance. Purpose: To determine whether rotator cuff tear size correlated with sleep disturbance in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Study Design: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Patients with a diagnosis of unilateral full-thickness rotator cuff tears (diagnosed via magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), a visual analog scale (VAS) quantifying their shoulder pain, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) questionnaire...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140162/eight-week-return-to-play-following-latarjet-shoulder-reconstruction-in-an-australian-football-player-a-case-report
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Myles Murphy, Marshall Stockden, Ken Withers, William Breidahl, Jonathon Charlesworth
INTRODUCTION: Anterior shoulder dislocations are a common injury in many sports resulting in extended time lost from play with an extremely high recurrence rate in young athletes playing high risk sport. Latarjet shoulder reconstruction is a common surgical procedure used to prevent subsequent dislocation with an expected rehabilitation timeframe of between four to six months before return to play. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 21-year-old male Australian football player experienced two left sided shoulder dislocations before undergoing a left Latarjet shoulder reconstruction...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136253/fatty-degeneration-of-the-rotator-cuff-reflects-shoulder-strength-deficits-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tears
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Jong Pil Yoon, Jae Wook Jung, Chang Hwa Lee, Young Gun Kim, Seok Won Chung, Joon Yub Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Jee Wook Yoon, Hoseok Lee
Fatty degeneration is an important clinical factor in patients with rotator cuff tears. Goutallier grade, occupation ratio, and tangent sign help identify fatty degeneration; however, little is known about how closely these measurement techniques correlate with actual muscle strength deficits. The authors evaluated each method's ability to determine the correlation between fatty degeneration and muscle strength deficits. The authors included 203 patients who underwent full-thickness rotator cuff repair (mean age, 61...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121906/impaired-contractile-function-of-the-supraspinatus-in-the-acute-period-following-a-rotator-cuff-tear
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Ana P Valencia, Shama R Iyer, Espen E Spangenburg, Mohit N Gilotra, Richard M Lovering
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff (RTC) tears are a common clinical problem resulting in adverse changes to the muscle, but there is limited information comparing histopathology to contractile function. This study assessed supraspinatus force and susceptibility to injury in the rat model of RTC tear, and compared these functional changes to histopathology of the muscle. METHODS: Unilateral RTC tears were induced in male rats via tenotomy of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus...
November 9, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117825/acute-compartment-syndrome-of-upper-extremities-with-tendon-ruptures
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Taku Suzuki, Eiko Yamabe, Takuji Iwamoto, Katsuji Suzuki, Harumoto Yamada, Kazuki Sato
BACKGROUND: It is well known that acute compartment syndrome is associated with fracture of the forearm, while involvement of soft tissue injury including musculotendinous injury remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the soft tissue involvement, including musculotendinous ruptures, in acute compartment syndrome of the upper limb. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 16 patients who underwent surgical treatment for acute compartment syndrome of the upper extremity...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110673/clinical-outcomes-of-graves-ophthalmopathy-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Yong-Jiang Li, Yong Luo, Wei-Min He, Ping Li, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Radiation for Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) has traditionally utilized lateral opposing fields (LOF) or three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) technique. The current study was conducted to report clinical outcomes and therapeutic effects of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in treating GO patients. METHODS: One hundred sixteen patients with GO were treated with IMRT as initial local therapy between July 2010 and August 2013, with a median follow-up of 62 months (range 45-81 months)...
November 6, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103850/length-changes-in-scapholunate-interosseous-ligament-with-resisted-wrist-radial-and-ulnar-inclination
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Jun Tan, Jing Chen, Shuai Mu, Jin Bo Tang, Marc Garcia-Elias
PURPOSE: To investigate the changes in length of the scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) when the wrist is resisting horizontal lateral load and the forearm is in full pronation in vivo. METHODS: We obtained computed tomography scans of the wrists of 6 volunteers in 3 situations: 0° position (0° extension and 0° ulnar inclination) and full forearm pronation without force, and in the same position but with resisted ulnar and radial deviation. Nine zones of 3 subregions of the SLIL were measured and analyzed with computer modeling...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100767/arthroscopic-correction-of-the-critical-shoulder-angle-through-lateral-acromioplasty-a-safe-adjunct-to-rotator-cuff-repair
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Christian Gerber, Sabrina Catanzaro, Michael Betz, Lukas Ernstbrunner
PURPOSE: To investigate whether arthroscopic lateral acromioplasty reliably decreases the critical shoulder angle (CSA) and whether it is associated with damage to the deltoid or other complications. METHODS: Patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) with lateral but without anterior acromioplasty for degenerative, full-thickness rotator cuff tears and a CSA of 34° or greater were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with traumatic or irreparable rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, or previous surgery were excluded...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078824/the-missed-achilles-tear-now-what
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REVIEW
Brian D Steginsky, Bryan Van Dyke, Gregory C Berlet
Chronic Achilles tendon ruptures are debilitating injuries and are often associated with large tendon gaps that can be challenging for the foot and ankle surgeon to treat. Preoperative evaluation should include the patient's functional goals, medical comorbidities, MRI assessment of gastrocsoleus muscle viability, condition of adjacent flexor tendons, and size of the tendon defect. Although several surgical techniques have been described, the surgeon must formulate an individualized treatment plan for the patient...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074478/connective-tissue-injury-in-calf-muscle-tears-and-return-to-play-mri-correlation
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Ashutosh Prakash, Tom Entwisle, Michal Schneider, Peter Brukner, David Connell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess a group of patients with calf muscle tears and evaluate the integrity of the connective tissue boundaries and interfaces. Further, we propose a novel MRI grading system based on integrity of the connective tissue and assess any correlation between the grading score and time to return to play. We have also reviewed the anatomy of the calf muscles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 100 consecutive patients with clinical suspicion and MRI confirmation of calf muscle injury...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062821/outcome-assessment-in-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tear-what-is-utilized-in-brazil
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REVIEW
Jorge Henrique Assunção, Eduardo Angeli Malavolta, Vitor Rodrigues Domingues, Mauro Emilio Conforto Gracitelli, Arnaldo Amado Ferreira Neto
This review evaluated the outcomes used in clinical studies involving rotator cuff tear published in the last decade in the two leading Brazilian orthopedic journals. A literature review was performed using the journals Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia and Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. It included all original clinical articles describing at least one outcome measured before or after any clinical or surgical intervention related to rotator cuff tear, published between 2006 and 2015. The authors evaluated range of motion, muscle strength, patient satisfaction, and tendon integrity and functional outcomes scores...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054384/arthroscopic-subscapularis-repair-using-single-row-mattress-suture-technique-clinical-results-and-structural-integrity
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Jeung Yeol Jeong, Hai-Le Pan, Seung Yeop Song, Sang Min Lee, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: Rupture of the subscapularis (SSC) tendon, isolated or combined, is rare, and the treatment modalities are controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate, by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the clinical outcomes and structural integrity of the SSC tendon after all-arthroscopic repair with single-row mattress suture for isolated or combined SSC tendon tears. METHODS: This study included 68 patients who underwent all-arthroscopic repair using single-row mattress suture for isolated or combined SSC tendon tears between April 2011 and January 2013...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050895/minimal-invasive-lumbar-spine-revision-surgery-at-distance-from-the-dura-and-postsurgical-scar-tissue-extraforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-elif
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Arthur R Kurzbuch, Didier Recoules-Arche
Lumbar spine revision surgery is considered as challenging and related to longer operation time and complications because of the loss of anatomical landmarks and the formation of postoperative epidural fibrosis. Minimal invasive lumbar spinal surgery techniques have been refined over the last 5 years but the reexposure of the dura, the formation of postsurgical scar tissue and related dural tears remain a source of complications. For lumbar spinal revision surgery we advocate the minimal invasive Extraforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ELIF) technique...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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