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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355444/patient-injury-claims-involving-fractures-of-the-distal-radius
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Henrik Sandelin, Eero Waris, Eero Hirvensalo, Jarkko Vasenius, Heini Huhtala, Timo Raatikainen, Teemu Helkamaa
Background and purpose - Optimal treatment for distal radius fractures remains controversial, with a significant number of fractures resulting in complications and long-term morbidity. We investigated patient injury claims related to distal radius fractures to detect the critical steps in the treatment leading to avoidable adverse events Patients and methods - We analyzed all compensated patient injury claims in Finland between 2007 and 2011. Claims were collected from the Patient Insurance Center's (PIC) nationwide claim register...
January 22, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354748/spondylolisthesis-with-spondylolysis-in-a-17-month-old-a-case-report
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Marc O'Donnell, William F Lavelle, Mike H Sun
Spondylolysis is frequently seen in adolescents, typically at the L5 vertebral level. While there may be a congenital predisposition for spondylolysis, it has long been suggested that the defect results from a fatigue or stress fracture of the pars interarticularis. Spondylolisthesis may result from a bilateral spondylolytic defect and is frequently asymptomatic. There is a paucity of literature on infant and toddler spondylolysis, as the focus is primarily on school-aged children, typically those over ten years of age...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351268/use-of-different-methods-of-intramedullary-nailing-for-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes
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Murat Çalbıyık, Deniz Ipek
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of using Sonoma WRx versus Micronail intramedullary nailing for the fixation of distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 68 patients with primarily extra-articular and simple intra-articular fractures of the distal radius who underwent intramedullary distal radius fixation using Sonoma WRx (n=39) or Micronail (n=29) intramedullary nails were enrolled in the study. The clinical outcome measures included the range of motion (ROM), visual analog scale (VAS), functional outcomes (patient-reported Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH] score and clinician-based Gartland-Werley score), radiographic scores (Stewart score), and parameters related to the quality of radiographic reduction and complications (radial inclination, volar tilt, radial height, and radio-ulnar variance)...
January 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339843/distal-radius-re-fracture-with-bending-of-implant-and-neurovascular-compromise
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Rafiq Kanji, James Nutt, Spiros Stavropoulos, Ahmed Elmorsy, Hank J Schneider
Peri-implant fractures of the wrist are uncommon, and usually present as stress fractures distal to the site of the implant. We report an unusual case where the radius has fractured beneath a plate, causing bending and deformity of the implant. This prevented reduction of the fracture under sedation, so urgent intervention became necessary due to neurovascular compromise.
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338893/the-desired-role-of-health-care-providers-in-guiding-older-patients-with-distal-radius-fractures-a-qualitative-analysis
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Helen E Huetteman, Melissa J Shauver, Jacob S Nasser, Kevin C Chung
PURPOSE: Understanding patient preferences for shared decision making is valuable for surgeons to advance patient-centered care, particularly in cases where there is not a clearly superior treatment option, like distal radius fracture. The existing evidence presents conflicting views on the desired role of the provider among older patients when making medical decisions. We aimed to investigate the perceived versus desired role of the provider in older adult patients with distal radius fracture...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327548/-research-of-tcm-synthetic-rehabilitation-on-the-recovery-of-wrist-joint-after-distal-radius-fractures
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Yong Zhao, Qing-Qing Dong, Wei-Kai Qin, An Yan, Kuan Zhang, Guo-Dong Zhao, Gang Wang, Jin-Chao Geng, Zhan-Feng Wang, Ze-Ming Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy and advantages of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) synthetic rehabilitation therapy in the treatment of wrist dysfunction after distal radius fractures. METHODS: From May 2014 to October 2015, 72 patients with distal radius fracture meeting standards were treated using central randomization system for clinical research. All the patients were divided into two groups: 36 patients in test group and 36 in control group. Sixty-nine cases were finished treatment and followed up in the end...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326858/improving-management-of-paediatric-buckle-fracture-in-orthopaedic-outpatients-a-completed-audit-loop
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M N Baig, C Egan
Introduction Paediatric patient bone fractures are the source of a large number of orthopaedic outpatient visits, especially for fracture clinics. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline NG38 provides guidance on assessing and managing non-complex fractures, such as buckle (i.e., torus) fractures in paediatric patients. Objective We retrospectively audited outpatient records of children younger than 12 years presenting with distal radius buckle fractures for May and June 2017...
November 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324908/peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-detects-differences-at-the-radius-in-prepubertal-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Catherine E O'Brien, Gulnur Com, John Fowlkes, Xinyu Tang, Laura P James
INTRODUCTION: In 2015, 11.9% of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States had osteopenia, 5.1% osteoporosis, and 0.3% experienced a fracture. Screening for CF-related bone disease starts in childhood, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the recommended method. It is unknown whether peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) can detect deficits earlier than DXA. This study compared pQCT and DXA scans in a group of pre-pubertal children with CF and healthy controls...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324529/inappropriately-timed-pediatric-orthopaedic-referrals-from-the-emergency-department-result-in-unnecessary-appointments-and-financial-burden-for-patients
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Taylor J Jackson, Todd J Blumberg, Apurva S Shah, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries are among the most common reasons for emergency department (ED) visits in the pediatric population. Many such injuries can be managed with a single follow-up outpatient visit. However, untimely (ie, premature) referrals by emergency physicians to orthopaedic surgeons are common and may inadvertently create need for a second visit, generating unnecessary expenditures. We sought to elucidate the cost of premature musculoskeletal follow-up visits to the patients, families, and the health care system...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322319/intraoperative-three-dimensional-imaging-in-the-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures
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Marc Schnetzke, Julia Fuchs, Sven Y Vetter, Benedict Swartman, Holger Keil, Paul-Alfred Grützner, Jochen Franke
INTRODUCTION: In operative treatment of distal radius fractures satisfying outcome mainly relies on anatomical fracture reduction and correct implant placement. Examination with two-dimensional fluoroscopy may not provide reliable information about this. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of additional intraoperative three-dimensional imaging in the operative treatment of comminuted distal radius fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From August 2001 to June 2015, patients with a distal radius fracture who were treated operatively and received intraoperative three-dimensional scan were included...
January 10, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315197/prediction-of-distal-radius-fracture-redisplacement-a-validation-study
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Monique M J Walenkamp, Marjolein A M Mulders, Jony van Hilst, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
OBJECTIVE: To externally validate the Edinburgh Wrist Calculator (EWC) in a population of patients with distal radius fractures at risk for loss of threshold alignment. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One academic hospital. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All consecutive adult patients with a displaced distal radius fracture with initial dorsal angulation >10°and/or an ulnar variance of >3 mm who were treated with closed reduction and cast immobilization between 2009 and 2014...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310416/medium-term-outcome-of-closed-radial-wedge-osteotomy-of-the-distal-radius-for-preiser-disease-with-concomitant-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Yuji Tomori, Takuya Sawaizumi, Nanno Mitsuhiko, Shinro Takai
RATIONALE: Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid or lunate bone are known as Preiser disease and Kienböck disease, respectively. Although there are reports of avascular necrosis involving more than one carpal bone, concurrent idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid and lunate bones is rare, with only five cases reported in the English literature (including the two herein). Although the optimum treatment for Preiser disease with concomitant Kienböck disease has not been established, our cases underwent closed radial wedge osteotomy based on the evidence of satisfactory outcomes for treating Kienböck disease...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302709/sports-participation-in-high-school-and-college-leads-to-high-bone-density-and-greater-rates-of-bone-loss-in-young-men-results-from-a-population-based-study
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Maggie M Minett, Lee Weidauer, Howard E Wey, Teresa L Binkley, Tianna M Beare, Bonny L Specker
Estimated lifetime risk of an osteoporotic fracture in men over the age of 50 years is substantial and lifestyle factors such as physical activity may explain variation in bone mass and bone loss associated with aging. Men (n = 253) aged 20-66 years were followed for 7.5 years and factors that influence changes in means and rates of change in bone mass, density, and size using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) were investigated; in particular, seasons of sports participation during high school and college...
January 4, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299492/economic-analysis-of-bisphosphonate-use-after-distal-radius-fracture-for-prevention-of-hip-fracture
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Suneel B Bhat, Asif M Ilyas
Background: Osteoporosis is a common condition among the elderly population, and is associated with an increased risk of fracture. One of the most common fragility fractures involve the distal radius, and are associated with risk of subsequent fragility fracture. Early treatment with bisphosphonates has been suggested to decrease the population hip fracture burden. However, there have been no prior economic evaluations of the routine treatment of distal radius fracture patients with bisphosphonates, or the implications on hip fracture rate reduction...
November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284565/bone-mineral-density-of-the-radius-predicts-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-diabetes-heart-study
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Leon Lenchik, Thomas C Register, Fang-Chi Hsu, Jianzhao Xu, S Carrie Smith, J Jeffrey Carr, Barry I Freedman, Donald W Bowden
This study aimed to determine the association between areal and volumetric bone mineral density (BMD) with all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Associations between BMD and all-cause mortality were examined in 576 women and 517 men with T2D in the Diabetes Heart Study. Volumetric BMD in the thoracic and lumbar spine was measured with quantitative computed tomography. Areal BMD (aBMD) in the lumbar spine, total hip, femoral neck, ultradistal radius, mid radius, and whole body was measured using dual X-ray absorptiometry...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276733/decisive-differences-in-the-bone-repair-processes-of-the-metaphysis-and-diaphysis-in-young-mice
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Satoshi Inoue, Hirotada Otsuka, Jiro Takito, Masanori Nakamura
Fractures are common traumatic injuries that mainly occur in the metaphyses of long bones such as the proximal humerus, distal radius, and proximal femur. However, most studies of fracture repair processes have focused on the diaphyseal region. In this study, we compared the bone repair processes of the metaphysis and the diaphysis of the mouse tibia. Bone apertures were formed in the tibial metaphysis and diaphysis. At indicated times after surgery, samples were collected, and the healing process was investigated using micro-computed tomography, as well as histological, immunohistochemical, and mRNA expression analyses...
June 2018: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259963/comparison-of-bone-mineral-density-and-appendicular-lean-body-mass-between-osteoporotic-distal-radius-fracture-and-degenerative-rotator-cuff-tear-in-women-patients
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Jun-Ku Lee, Byung-Ho Yoon, Kyunghun Jung, Gotak Kim, Soo-Hong Han
Background: Authors assessed lean body mass (fat free tissue), upper and lower, and bone mineral density (BMD) in patients of osteoporotic bone distal radius fracture (DRF) and degenerative rotator cuff tear (RCT) patients of shoulder. We predict inferior muscle mass and osteoporosis are more frequent in DRF group than RCT group. Methods: Between January 2016 and June 2017, overall 38 of DRF and 30 of RCT were eligible for this retrospective comparison study after excluding of patients with compounding factors...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258960/corticocancellous-bone-graft-vs-cancellous-bone-graft-for-the-management-of-unstable-scaphoid-nonunion
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J K Kim, J O Yoon, H Baek
INTRODUCTION: This study was undertaken to determine whether corticocancellous bone grafting and cancellous bone grafting differ in terms of bone union rate, restoration of scaphoid anatomy, and wrist function when unstable scaphoid nonunions are concomitantly treated by screw fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is retrospective cohort study. In Group A (17 patients), unstable scaphoid nonunion was treated with corticocancellous graft harvested from the iliac crest and headless compression screw using volar approach...
December 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258687/analysis-of-mortality-and-fixation-failure-in-geriatric-fractures-using-quantitative-computed-tomography
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Tyler S Pidgeon, Joey P Johnson, Matthew E Deren, Andrew R Evans, Roman A Hayda
OBJECTIVES: While osteoporosis has been shown to be a contributing factor in low energy fractures in the elderly, limited data exists regarding the correlation of bone mineral density (BMD) and T-Scores to mortality and failure of fracture fixation. This study seeks to determine the relationship between femoral neck BMD in elderly patients with typical geriatric fractures and mortality and fracture fixation failure using Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients over the age of 65 who sustained fractures of the proximal humerus, distal radius, pelvic ring, acetabulum, hip, proximal tibia, and ankle who also underwent a CT scan that included an uninjured femoral neck were retrospectively reviewed...
December 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241818/treatment-of-intra-articular-fracture-of-distal-radius-fractures%C3%A2-with-fluoroscopic-only-or-combined-with-arthroscopic-control%C3%A2-a-prospective-tomodensitometric-comparative-study-of-40-patients
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M Burnier, M Le Chatelier Riquier, G Herzberg
BACKGROUND: Considering articular distal radius fractures treated with volar plate, we hypothesized that articular radio-carpal displacement was better reduced with arthroscopic control than with only fluoroscopic control. METHODS: Forty patients with similar articular radius fracture (type C according to AO classification) and high functional needs were treated with volar plate fixation. They were divided in two comparative groups: 20 patients in Fluoroscopic group and 20 patients in Arthroscopic group...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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