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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631937/the-effect-of-the-sagittal-ridge-angle-on-cartilage-stress-in-the-equine-metacarpo-phalangeal-fetlock-joint
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Helen Liley, Helen Davies, Elwyn Firth, Thor Besier, Justin Fernandez
Fatigue failure of bones of the metacarpo-phalangeal (fetlock, MCP) joint is common in thoroughbred racehorses. Stresses within the fetlock joint cartilages are affected by the morphology of the third metacarpal bone (MC3) and proximal phalangeal bone, and the steepness of the median sagittal ridge of MC3 is believed to be associated with fracture. This study investigated the influence of the steepness of the sagittal ridge on cartilage stress distribution using a finite element model of the joint. Changes to the steepness of the sagittal ridge were made by applying a parabolic function to the mesh, creating four different models with sagittal ridge angles ranging from 95° to 105°...
June 15, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601513/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-distal-fixation-for-bridge-plating-in-a-distal-radius-fracture-model
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Ram K Alluri, Sofia Bougioukli, Milan Stevanovic, Alidad Ghiassi
PURPOSE: To compare the biomechanical properties of second versus third metacarpal distal fixation when using a radiocarpal spanning distraction plate in an unstable distal radius fracture model. METHODS: Biomechanical evaluation of the radiocarpal spanning distraction plate comparing second versus third metacarpal distal fixation was performed using a standardized model of an unstable wrist fracture in 10 matched-pair cadaveric specimens. Each fixation construct underwent a controlled cyclic loading protocol in flexion and extension...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594520/pediatric-metacarpal-fractures
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Jenna Godfrey, Roger Cornwall
Metacarpal fractures account for 10% to 35% of all pediatric hand fractures. Pediatric metacarpal fractures commonly occur in patients aged 13 to 16 years, with most injuries sustained during sports activities. Pseudoepiphyses can be confused with metacarpal fractures; however, a careful physical examination can help physicians distinguish the two. Thumb metacarpal base fractures that involve the physis warrant special attention. Thumb metacarpal base fractures with lateral metaphyseal fragments and pediatric Bennett fracture variants (Salter-Harris type III and type IV fractures) are unstable and require surgical management...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587371/outcome-of-antegrade-intramedullary-fixation-for-juvenile-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fracture-with-titanium-elastic-nail
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Kaiying Shen, Yunlan Xu, Dan Cao, Zhigang Wang, Haiqing Cai
The purpose of the current study was to assess the outcome of antegrade intramedullary fixation with titanium elastic nail (TEN) in displaced fifth metacarpal neck fractures. The present study included 69 consecutive juvenile patients with displaced fifth metacarpal fractures. The head-shaft angle of the fifth metacarpal and range of motion (ROM) of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint were evaluated. A disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire was used to assess upper arm function. The head-shaft angle of the affected side was significantly improved postoperatively (P<0...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577350/treatment-of-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures-with-antegrade-single-elastic-intramedullary-nailing
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Yuanshi She, Youjia Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes of fifth metacarpal neck fractures using antegrade single elastic nail and to explore ideal puncture point to avoid iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. METHODS: A single elastic nail with suitable diameter was used in 27 cases of fifth metacarpal neck fractures with dorsal angulation over 45°. An initial entry point was perforated at the ulnar-dorsal base of the metacarpal. The nail was inserted in an antegrade approach...
June 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551317/elastic-retrograde-intramedullary-percutaneous-pinning-for-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures-a-series-of-32-patients
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M-A Poumellec, N Dreant
The aim of our study was to evaluate an original surgical technique for the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures: elastic retrograde intramedullary percutaneous pinning (ERIPP). From January 2014 to January 2016, patients with a fifth metacarpal neck fracture with greater than 30° volar displacement and/or clinodactyly were included. All patients underwent an ERIPP procedure. With this technique, K-wires are used as joysticks to assist reduction when the Jahss maneuver is insufficient. Clinical evaluation incorporated the DASH score, range of motion and grip strength at 3months...
May 24, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516447/metacarpophalangeal-joint-injury-patterns-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-comparison-in-racing-standardbreds-and-thoroughbreds
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Julien Olive, Nicolas Serraud, Thibault Vila, Jean-Philippe Germain
The metacarpal condyle has received extensive attention as a predominant site of overload arthropathy in racehorses. However, detailed descriptions of MRI lesion patterns for the metacarpophalangeal joint and comparisons between types of racing horses are currently lacking. Aims of this retrospective, cross-sectional study were to describe and compare standing low-field magnetic resonance findings in the metacarpophalangeal joints for groups of Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds using systematic semiquantitative scores...
May 17, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508917/dowel-pinning-for-metacarpal-and-metatarsal-fractures-in-dogs
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Matthias Kornmayer, Ulrike Matis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a dowel pinning technique for metacarpal and metatarsal fractures in dogs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of 13 dogs with complete clinical and radiographic follow-up examinations after a median observation time of 5 months were evaluated retrospectively. Assessment included fracture data, number of stabilized bones versus number of fractured bones and parameters of internal fixation including postoperative axial alignment and position of implants assessed on serial radiographs...
May 16, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506175/corrective-step-cut-osteotomy-at-the-affected-bone-for-correction-of-rotational-deformity-due-to-fracture-of-the-middle-phalanx
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Hiroyuki Fujioka, Yohei Takagi, Juichi Tanaka, Shinichi Yoshiya
Malunion at the shaft of the middle phalanx yields less functional problems compared with malunion at the shaft of the proximal phalanx and metacarpal bones. In the present report, the patient sustained a minimally displaced fracture at the distal portion of the distal middle phalanx of the ring finger spraining the finger during playing flag football. Fracture was treated conservatively and fracture union was completed. However, the patient complained of functional problems in activities of daily living due to the malrotational deformity of the finger...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467335/fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures-fixation-with-antegrade-locked-flexible-intramedullary-nailing
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Francesco Pogliacomi, Elisabetta Mijno, Alesssio Pedrazzini, Silvio Tocco, Massimo Tonani, Francesco Ceccarelli, Enrico Vaienti
BACKGROUND: Fifth metacarpal neck fractures (commonly named "boxer's fractures") are the most common metacarpal injuries and usually affect young active people. These lesions are mainly treated conservatively. Their surgical management, if indicated, is still a matter of debate. Different procedures have been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of 18 boxer's fractures which were synthesized with antegrade locked flexible intramedullary nailing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients, at a mean follow-up of 45 months, were clinically evaluated using the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score and the Patient Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation (PRWHE)...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465016/incidence-of-treatment-for-infection-of-buried-versus-exposed-kirschner-wires-in-phalangeal-metacarpal-and-distal-radial-fractures
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Taylor J Ridley, Will Freking, Lauren O Erickson, Christina Marie Ward
PURPOSE: To determine whether there is a difference in the incidence of infection between exposed and buried K-wires when used to treat phalangeal, metacarpal, and distal radius fractures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review identifying all patients aged greater than 16 years who underwent fixation of phalangeal, metacarpal, or distal radius fractures with K-wires between 2007 and 2015. We recorded patient demographic data, fracture location, number of K-wires used, whether K-wires were buried or left exposed, and duration of K-wire placement...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455539/morphological-and-topographical-anatomy-of-nutrient-foramens-in-human-metacarpals-and-their-surgical-importance
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Anjali Singla, Gurdeep Kalsi, Nazir Masih, Tulika Gupta, Mahesh Sharma
PURPOSE: Trauma to the hand is extremely common, often resulting in metacarpal fractures and dislocations. The surgical intervention may be required for restoration of function and appearance. The preoperative, topographical knowledge of the nutrient foramens is valuable in such operative procedures to preserve the circulation for healing and good postoperative results. METHODS: The topographic and morphometric analysis of 250 non-pathological metacarpals (fifty each from first to fifth) was performed and the foraminal index of each metacarpal was evaluated...
April 28, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438435/postoperative-treatment-of-metacarpal-fractures-classical-physical-therapy-compared-with-a-home-exercise-program
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Joachim Gülke, Barbara Leopold, Daniel Grözinger, Björn Drews, Stephan Paschke, Nikolaus J Wachter
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Is either a home exercise (HE) program or traditional physical therapy (PT) more effective in the postoperative management of metacarpal fractures? METHODS: Sixty patients suffering from nonthumb metacarpal fractures who received mobilization-stable open reduction and internal fixation were included. All patients were prospectively randomized into either the PT group or the HE group...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423998/preexisting-lesions-associated-with-complete-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-third-metacarpal-bone-in-12-thoroughbred-racehorses
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Sarah N Gray, Mathieu Spriet, Tanya C Garcia, Francisco A Uzal, Susan M Stover
We characterized features of complete diaphyseal fractures of third metacarpal bones in Thoroughbred racehorses. Given that stress fractures are known to occur in the third metacarpal bone, an additional aim was to determine if complete fractures are associated with signs of a preexisting incomplete stress fracture. Bilateral metacarpi from 12 Thoroughbred racehorses euthanized because of complete unilateral metacarpal diaphyseal fracture were examined visually and radiographically. Open, comminuted, transverse or short oblique fractures occurred in the middle of the diaphysis or supracondylar region...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378776/locking-plate-alone-versus-in-combination-with-two-crossed-kirschner-wires-for-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fracture
#15
Hongyi Zhu, Zhengyu Xu, Haifeng Wei, Xianyou Zheng
Fracture of fifth metacarpal neck commonly requires open reduction and internal fixation. However, the current methods of internal fixation in fifth metacarpal neck fractures remain unsatisfactory. Patients with fractures of fifth metacarpal neck received open reduction and internal fixation with either locking plate in combination with two crossed Kirschner wires (K-wires) or locking plate alone were evaluated for the clinical outcomes. Clinical outcomes included grip strength, Michigan hand outcomes questionnaire (MHQ), final angulation and range of motion (ROM) one year after treatment...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368901/fortuitous-diagnosis-of-preexisting-neuropathy-during-ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia-performance-a-case-report
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Philippe Marty, Bertrand Basset, Constance Marquis, Medhi Merouani, Olivier Rontes, Alain Delbos
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia requires the anesthesia provider to interpret new information. This article reports on the case of a 38-year-old man scheduled for a fifth metacarpal fracture repair. Ultrasound nerve examination revealed abnormal pathology of the axillary brachial plexus consisting of an increased volume of the terminal nerves of the brachial plexus. Ultrasound scanning initiated the subsequent diagnosis of multifocal motor neuropathy. Regional anesthesia was abandoned in favor of general anesthesia...
June 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368070/-limb-fractures-in-32-small-ruminants-treatment-and-outcome
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Johann Kofler, Daniel Hochschwarzer, Kathrin Schieder, Adriana Osová, Britta Vidoni
OBJECTIVE: Retrospective evaluation of the records of 32 small ruminant patients that were treated for limb fractures between 2001 and 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records were analyzed regarding species, breed, and age of the animals, age, localization, and type of the fracture, the applied treatment method (conservative: using polyvinyl-chloride splints or casts; surgical: internal fixation techniques or limb amputation), and the final outcome. RESULTS: The 16 goats and 16 sheep (18 male, 14 female) had a mean age of 1...
April 3, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365146/in%C3%A2-vivo-scaphoid-motion-during-thumb-and-forearm-motion-in-casts-for-scaphoid-fractures
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Yohei Kawanishi, Kunihiro Oka, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Tsuyoshi Murase
PURPOSE: In nonsurgical treatment for acute undisplaced or minimally displaced scaphoid waist fractures, immobilization of both wrist and thumb can be an option. However, in vivo scaphoid motion during forearm and thumb motion with the wrist immobilized in a cast has not been measured. Therefore, we examined the in vivo kinematics of the scaphoid during forearm and thumb motion with cast immobilization. METHODS: Ten healthy right wrists of 10 male volunteers were included...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359640/headless-compression-screw-versus-kirschner-wire-fixation-for-metacarpal-neck-fractures-a-biomechanical-study
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Daniel M Avery, Stephen Klinge, Felix Dyrna, Leo Pauzenberger, David Lam, Mark Cote, Jessica DiVenere, Elifho Obopilwe, Augustus Mazzocca, Craig Rodner
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the biomechanical stability of headless compression screws in the fixation of metacarpal neck fractures and to compare them with another common, less invasive form of fixation, K-wires. The hypothesis was that headless compression screws would show higher stiffness and peak load to failure than K-wire fixation. METHODS: Eight matched-paired hands (n = 31), using the ring and little finger metacarpals, had metacarpal fractures simulated at the physeal scar...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341969/computed-tomographic-analysis-of-the-internal-structure-of-the-metacarpals-and-its-implications-for-hand-use-pathology-and-surgical-intervention
#20
Alison L Wong, Clifton G Meals, Christopher B Ruff
The variation of bone structure and biomechanics between the metacarpals is not well characterized. It was hypothesized that their structure would reflect their common patterns of use (i.e., patterns of hand grip), specifically that trabecular bone density would be greater on the volar aspect of all metacarpal bases, that this would be most pronounced in the thumb, and that the thumb diaphysis would have the greatest bending strength. Cross-sections at basal and mid-diaphyseal locations of 50 metacarpals from 10 human hands were obtained by peripheral quantitative computed tomography...
March 24, 2017: Anatomical Science International
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