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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932881/nerve-injuries-do-occur-in-elbow-arthroscopy
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Nick F J Hilgersom, Derek F P van Deurzen, Carina L E Gerritsma, Huub J L van der Heide, Martijn J A Malessy, Denise Eygendaal, Michel P J van den Bekerom
PURPOSE: The purpose is to create more awareness as well as emphasize the risk of permanent nerve injury as a complication of elbow arthroscopy. METHODS: Patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy complicated by permanent nerve injury were retrospectively collected. Patients were collected using two strategies: (1) by word-of-mouth throughout the Dutch Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and the Leiden University Nerve Centre, and (2) approaching two medical liability insurance companies...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890121/surgical-treatment-of-extra-articular-distal-third-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-humerus-using-a-modified-posterior-approach-and-an-extra-articular-plate
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P Páramo-Díaz, M Arroyo-Hernández, V Rodríguez Vega, M Aroca-Peinado, J L León-Baltasar, P Caba-Doussoux
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of these fractures treated through a modified posterior approach with a distal humerus plate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015 we performed a retrospective study of these fractures surgically treated in our centre. INCLUSION CRITERIA: older than 18 years old, no pathological fractures, follow up 1 year at least. 23 patients underwent surgery, mean age 45 years old, with an average follow-up of 18 months...
September 7, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887648/evaluation-of-donor-site-morbidity-after-medial-triceps-brachii-free-flap-for-lower-limb-reconstruction
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A Delgove, R Weigert, V Casoli
INTRODUCTION: The medial head of the triceps brachii muscle (MTB)-free flap is an attractive solution to cover small-to-medium defects of the lower limb. This muscular head has no well-identified function, suggesting minimal impact of its removal on elbow mobility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and reliability of the harvest procedure and the functional and cosmetic morbidity of this donor site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive MTB-free flaps were performed for reconstructive surgery of the lower limb between 2011 and 2015...
September 8, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885383/application-of-a-modified-pedicled-adipofascial-lateral-arm-flap-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-radial-nerve-injuries
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Steven M Koehler, Andrew P Matson, Suhail K Mithani
The fasciocutaneous lateral arm flap is a workhorse flap in upper extremity reconstruction. However, its adipofascial variant is not widely used. The technique can be used in various clinical scenarios. The adipofascial flap can be transposed to circumferentially wrap the radial nerve with a pliable, vascularized fat and fascial envelope, mimicking the natural fatty environment of peripheral nerves. This technique has the advantage of providing a scar tissue barrier, a barrier to hardware irritation and a milieu for vascular regeneration of the nerve...
September 6, 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880149/dual-function-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtorc1-axis-in-myelination-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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Gianluca Figlia, Camilla Norrmén, Jorge A Pereira, Daniel Gerber, Ueli Suter
Myelination is a biosynthetically demanding process in which mTORC1, the gatekeeper of anabolism, occupies a privileged regulatory position. We have shown previously that loss of mTORC1 function in Schwann cells (SCs) hampers myelination. Here, we genetically disrupted key inhibitory components upstream of mTORC1, TSC1 or PTEN, in mouse SC development, adult homeostasis, and nerve injury. Surprisingly, the resulting mTORC1 hyperactivity led to markedly delayed onset of both developmental myelination and remyelination after injury...
September 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856389/structural-and-metabolic-changes-in-the-traumatically-injured-rat-brain-high-resolution-in-vivo-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-7%C3%A2-t
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Jing Li, Can Zhao, Jia-Sheng Rao, Fei-Xiang Yang, Zhan-Jing Wang, Jian-Feng Lei, Zhao-Yang Yang, Xiao-Guang Li
PURPOSE: The understanding of microstructural and metabolic changes in the post-traumatic brain injury is the key to brain damage suppression and repair in clinics. METHODS: Ten female Wistar rats were traumatically injured in the brain CA1 region and above the cortex. Next, diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) were used to analyze the microstructural and metabolic changes in the brain within the following 2 weeks...
August 31, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844197/functional-outcome-of-extra-articular-distal-humerus-fracture-fixation-using-a-single-locking-plate-a-retrospective-study
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Vivek Trikha, Prabhat Agrawal, Saubhik Das, Sahil Gaba, Arvind Kumar
PURPOSE: The optimal method for fixation of extra-articular distal humerus factures poses a management dilemma. Although various plate configurations have been proposed, anatomic shaped extra-articular distal humerus locking plates have emerged as a viable solution for these complex injuries. We assessed clinico-radiologic outcome in our retrospective case series of extra-articular distal humerus fractures managed with these plates. METHODS: Forty-five patients of extra-articular distal humerus fractures, who were operated at our level 1 trauma centre between January, 2012 and December, 2016, were identified...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822638/modified-anterolateral-portals-in-elbow-arthroscopy-a-cadaveric-study-on-safety
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Stephen Thon, Peter Gold, Lane Rush, Michael J O'Brien, Felix H Savoie
PURPOSE: To evaluate the proximity to the radial nerve on cadaveric specimens of 2 modified anterolateral portals used for elbow arthroscopy. METHODS: Ten fresh cadaveric elbow specimens were prepared. Four-millimeter Steinman pins were inserted into 3 anterolateral portal sites in relation to the lateral epicondyle: (1) the standard distal anterolateral portal, (2) a modified direct anterolateral portal, and (3) a modified proximal anterolateral portal. These were defined as follows: direct portals 2 cm directly anterior to the lateral epicondyle, and proximal portals 2 cm proximal and 2 cm directly anterior to the lateral epicondyle...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799442/the-use-of-innervated-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-perforator-free-flap-for-complex-digital-injuries-reconstruction
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Zhenglin Chi, Georgios Pafitanis, Luis Eduardo Parra Pont, Roshan Vijayan, Stefano Marcelli, Weiyang Gao, Zan Li, Xiao Zhou, Dajiang Song, Peng Yang
Loco-regional flaps have been widely used for the reconstruction of digital injuries without requiring microvascular anastomosis, however, they result in scarring and compromised functional outcomes. This study demonstrates our experience utilizing the innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch (RASPB) perforator free flap for complex digital injury reconstruction. From May 2007 to March 2014, the innervated RASPB perforator free flap was used to reconstruct 79 distal complex hand and digital soft tissue defects of which 14 were used to re-vascularise the distal digit in a flow-through fashion...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777281/recovery-of-motor-nerve-injuries-associated-with-displaced-extension-type-pediatric-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
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Benjamin J Shore, Bryce T Gillespie, Patricia E Miller, Donald S Bae, Peter M Waters
BACKGROUND: Nerve injuries occur in approximately 11% of pediatric extension supracondylar humerus fractures (SCHF), yet there is scarce literature to guide clinicians on management. The primary goal of this study was to report the presentation, treatment, and outcome of motor nerve injuries associated with extension SCHF. Our secondary goal was to determine which injury and treatment factors were associated with prolonged motor nerve recovery. METHODS: Two hundred forty-four traumatic nerve injuries associated with extension SCHF treated at a single institution between 1996 and 2012 were reviewed...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760131/atypical-injury-of-radial-nerve-after-humeral-shaft-fracture
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Murat Yeşil, Özal Özcan, Ömer Ali Kaya, Sadık Emre Erginoğlu
As general opinion, conservative treatment is usually suggested for closed humeral shaft fractures with radial nerve palsy; however, some authors advocate early surgical exploration, particularly for spiral fractures of the humerus accompanied with radial nerve palsy. In this article, we present a case of radial nerve palsy after fracture of the proximal-middle third of humeral shaft. A surgical exploration of the nerve revealed that the sharp tip of the bony fragment at fracture site was penetrated into the nerve and separated the nerve as two bands, almost like a ″buttonhole″ injury...
August 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720008/a-cadaveric-study-of-the-thread-trigger-finger-release-the-first-annular-pulley-transection-through-thread-transecting-technique
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Danqing Guo, Danzhu Guo, Joseph Guo, Logan C McCool, Brionn Tonkin
BACKGROUND: After the thread transecting technique was successfully applied for the thread carpal tunnel release, we researched using the same technique in the thread trigger finger release (TTFR). This study was designed to test the operational feasibility of the TTFR on cadavers and verify the limits of division on the first annular (A1) pulley to ensure a complete trigger finger release with minimal iatrogenic injuries. METHODS: The procedure of TTFR was performed on 14 fingers and 4 thumbs of 4 unembalmed cadaveric hands...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715342/quantitative-evaluation-of-rehabilitation-effect-on-peripheral-circulation-of-diabetic-foot
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Yao-Kuang Huang, Chang-Cheng Chang, Pin-Xing Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin
Diabetics may encounter different foot problems, which easily lead to infection, ulcers, and increased risk of amputation due to nerve or vascular injury. In order to reduce the risk of amputation, Buerger's exercise is one of the frequently used rehabilitation to improve the blood circulation in the lower limbs. However, it is difficult to evaluate the rehabilitation efficiency of Buerger's exercise objectively. In this study, a novel non-invasively optical system was developed to non-invasively monitor the change of the foot blood circulation before and after long-term Buerger's exercise...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658746/a-unique-triad-of-muscular-vascular-and-nervous-variations-in-upper-limb
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Dharmaraj Wamanrao Tamgire, Yogesh Ashok Sontakke, Sssn Rajasekhar, Karuppusamy Aravindhan
Multiple muscular and neurovascular anomalies in upper limb are reported continuously in medical literature because of their clinical significance. A unique case of the triad of variations was encountered during routine dissection activity. The variations observed were: 1) Accessory third head of biceps brachii; 2) High division of Brachial Artery; 3) Communication between Musculocutaneous Nerve and Median Nerve. Taken independently these variations are common but it is rare in a single cadaver. These abnormalities were found unilaterally on the right arm of the cadaver...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640089/functional-outcomes-of-gartland-iii-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-with-early-neurovascular-complications-in-children-a-retrospective-observational-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sung Il Wang, Tae Young Kwon, Hong Pil Hwang, Jung Ryul Kim
This was a retrospective observational study. The aim of this study was to evaluate functional outcomes in children treated for Gartland III supracondylar humerus (SCH) fracture with neurovascular (NV) injuries using validated outcome measures. A secondary goal was to determine whether clinical parameters such as age at injury, sex, weight, fracture site, and/or direction of displacement could predict NV injury at the time of fracture or long-term functional outcomes in these patients.One hundred fifty-four patients of Gartland III SCH fractures between March 2004 and May 2013 were studied retrospectively...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624567/results-of-operative-treatment-of-brachial-plexus-injury-resulting-from-shoulder-dislocation-a-study-with-a-long-term-follow-up
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Olga Gutkowska, Jacek Martynkiewicz, Sylwia Mizia, Michał Bąk, Jerzy Gosk
BACKGROUND: Injury to the infraclavicular brachial plexus is an uncommon but serious complication of shoulder dislocation. This work aims to determine the effectiveness of operative treatment in patients with this type of injury. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (26 men and 7 women; mean age, 45 years and 3 months) treated operatively for brachial plexus injury resulting from shoulder dislocation between the years 2000 and 2013 were included in this retrospective case series...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616261/nerve-entrapment-as-a-cause-of-shoulder-pain-in-the-spinal-cord-injured-patient
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Catherine M Curtin, Carl-Goran Hagert, Claes Hultling, Elisabet Hagert
INTRODUCTION: Many people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) develop shoulder pain, which can adversely impact transfers and independence. Yet effective treatments remain elusive. CASE PRESENTATION: This report presents two patients with tetraplegia who had long-standing shoulder pain. Our exam showed muscle weakness and point tenderness, suggestive of nerve entrapments of the radial and axillary nerves in the posterior shoulder. These nerves were surgically decompressed and post-operatively the patients' pain resolved...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606839/brachial-plexus-injury-in-a-6-year-old-boy-with-100-displaced-proximal-humeral-metaphyseal-fracture-a-case-presentation
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Elizabeth Nora Jovanovich, James F Howard
Posttraumatic brachial plexopathies can occur following displaced proximal humeral fractures, causing profound functional deficits. Described here is an unusual case of a displaced proximal humeral metaphyseal fracture in a young child. The patient underwent closed reduction and serial casting, but hand weakness and forearm sensory loss persisted. Needle electromyography localized the injury to the mid/proximal arm near the fracture site, resulting in damage to the posterior and medial cords of the brachial plexus with profound involvement of the radial, ulnar, and median nerves and sparing of the axillary nerve...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603387/an-unusual-pre-ligamentous-thenar-motor-branch-of-the-median-nerve
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Khalid Al-Zahrani
The pre-ligamentous variant of the thenar motor branch (TMB) of the median nerve is extremely rare. In all previously reported cases, the branch arose from the radial or antero-radial aspect of the median nerve in the distal forearm and then pierced the antebrachial fascia to reach the thenar muscles. We report on a case in which the pre-ligamentous TMB not only arose from the ulnar side of the median nerve but it also remained deep to both the antebrachial fascia and the transverse carpal ligament until it reached the thenar muscles...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577034/antero-lateral-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-mipo-with-the-radial-nerve-exploration-for-extra-articular-distal-third-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-humerus
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Wei Zhao, Wei Qu, Chongyang Fu, Huajun Jiang, Sida Liu, Chao Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Traditional open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of extra-articular distal humerus fractures has a risk of iatrogenic radial nerve injury, extensive soft tissue stripping, and long incision scar. We performed an antero-lateral minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) technique with the radial nerve exploration for distal-third diaphyseal fractures of the humerus and evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes through this respective study. METHODS: From April 2010 to June 2016, 28 cases of extra-articular distal-third diaphyseal fractures were treated with an antero-lateral MIPO procedure...
June 2, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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