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Eugene T H Ek, Sophia K Paul, Robert N Hotchkiss
BACKGROUND: The role of elbow contracture release in the very young is unclear, with existing studies reporting conflicting results. This study evaluated the long-term results after open elbow contracture release in patients aged younger than 18 years. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2012, 32 patients underwent open elbow contracture release at a mean age of 13.8 years (range, 5-18 years), and their outcomes were reviewed. The primary cause was traumatic in 30 patients (4 radial head/neck fractures, 5 intra-articular distal humeral fractures, 11 extra-articular distal humeral fractures, 10 complex fracture-dislocations), and the mean time from the index injury to contracture release was 16...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
H Mike Kim, Colin R Andrews, Evan P Roush, Gregory I Pace, Gregory S Lewis
BACKGROUND: Double-strand lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LUCL) reconstruction is an effective treatment for posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI) of the elbow, but anatomic landmarks for ulnar tunnel placement are often difficult to identify intraoperatively, which potentially can result in a nonanatomic LUCL reconstruction. This study investigated the effect of ulnar tunnel location on joint stability in double-strand LUCL reconstruction. METHODS: PLRI was artificially created in 7 cadaveric elbows, and double-strand LUCL reconstruction was performed...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Adam H Breiteneicher, Bo Norby, Kurt S Schulz, Sharon C Kerwin, Don A Hulse, Derek B Fox, W Brian Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) on frontal plane thoracic limb alignment in standing and recumbent limb positions. STUDY DESIGN: Canine cadaveric study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Canine thoracic limbs (n=15 limb pairs). METHODS: Limbs acquired from healthy Labrador Retrievers euthanatized for reasons unrelated to this study were mounted in a limb press and aligned in a standing position followed by axial loading at 30% body weight...
October 13, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Julien Clément, Jérémie Ménard, Maxime Raison, Jennifer Dumais, Laura Dubois, Dominique M Rouleau
BACKGROUND: Although recurrent anterior shoulder instability (RASI) is a common condition in young patients, no studies to date have measured the 3-dimensional (3D) locked position of the glenohumeral joint during an anterior dislocation. Therefore, our goal was to estimate it with 3D computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: Patients in this prospective observational study were separated in 3 groups: normal laxity, hyperlaxity, and epilepsy. They were characterized by questionnaires (Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index, 11-item version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, and Beighton Laxity Score), and a CT scan revealing bipolar bone defects...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Jorge Delgado, Diego Jaramillo, Nancy A Chauvin
Increased physical activity in childhood has resulted in a large number of sports-related injuries. Although there is overlap between the sports-related injuries seen in pediatric and adult patients, important differences exist in the injury patterns of pediatric patients. These differences are related to the continuous changes in the developing skeleton and its relationship with adjacent soft tissues. The imbalance in strength between the growing bones and the nearby tendons and ligaments makes the bones prone to acute and chronic injuries...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Nerissa Naidoo, Lelika Lazarus, Kapil Sewsaran Satyapal
Enthesopathy is considered to be an osseous phenomenon, either disease-specific or bone-site specific, which occurs at the enthesis of bone. Upon routine cadaveric dissection of the glenohumeral region in two Caucasian females, enthesopathy of the right proximal humerus was observed unilaterally in both cases. Case 1 exhibited an inconsistent pattern of bony protuberances and crests dispersed across the lesser and greater tuberosities of the right humeral head. Varying degrees of ossification of the distal subscapularis muscle was also observed...
October 7, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Denty Paul Vaughn, Jason Alan Syrcle, John E Ball, Steven H Elder, Jennifer Michele Gambino, Russell L Griffin, Ronald M McLaughlin
OBJECTIVE: Monocortical screws are commonly employed in locking plate fixation, but specific recommendations for their placement are lacking and use of short monocortical screws in metaphyseal bone may be contraindicated. Objectives of this study were to evaluate axial pullout strength of two different lengths of monocortical screws placed in various regions of the canine humerus compared to bicortical screws and to derive cortical thickness and bone density values for those regions using quantitative computed tomography analysis (QCT)...
October 6, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Raju Vaishya, Vipul Vijay, Ram Sagar Pandit, Amit K Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the distal humerus are a rare entity accounting for approximately 2% of the humeral fractures. Non union of the distal humerus is further rare and poses a major challenge. These fractures usually respond to open reduction and bone grafting but some may fail multiple surgical attempts at union and hence are labelled as "resistant" non union. We report a case of resistant non union of the distal humerus which was managed by total elbow arthroplasty. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old male presented to the out patient department with history of a compound comminuted fracture of the distal end of the humerus approximately 25 years back...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Santosh Kumar Devdas, Leela Digumarti, Raghunadharao Digumarti, Kunha Charan Patro, Ramakoteswararao Nutakki
Isolated skeletal metastasis in endometrial carcinoma at recurrence is very rare. We report a 52-year-old woman diagnosed to have FIGO Stage 1b, Grade 1 endometrioid adenocarcinoma, presenting with isolated distal humerus metastasis, 2 years after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy for primary disease. Imaging, bone scintigraphy, and cytology confirmed the diagnosis of poorly differentiated metastatic adenocarcinoma. She was treated with local radiotherapy followed by six cycles of paclitaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy along with zoledronic acid, monthly...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Capucine de Lattre, Pascal Rippert, Dalil Hmaroun, Sabrina Sacconi, Isabelle Poirot, Carole Vuillerot
OBJECTIVE: To assess the applicability and the responsiveness of the motor function measure 1 (MFM) in a facio scapulo humeral dystrophy (FSHD) population. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: It is an observational, retrospective and multicenter, cohort study. MFM data came from the MFM database (see Only FSHD patients with at least one MFM-32 were included. The distributions of the MFM scores (total score and MFM D1, D2 and D3 subscores) were analyzed by age...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Geoffrey C S Smith, Grant Bayne, Richard Page, Jeff S Hughes
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical outcomes and activity levels of young patients after distal humeral hemiarthroplasty (DHH). METHODS: Six patients under 55 years (mean 44 years; range 29 years to 52 years) treated with DHH at a mean postoperative time of 81 months (range 24 months to 133 months) were studied retrospectively. Two other patients had been revised for aseptic loosening and were excluded. RESULTS: The mean Mayo Elbow Score (MEPS) (88), Subjective Elbow Value (SEV) (89), Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) (12) and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) elbow pain (6), function (23) and satisfaction scores (9) were satisfactory...
October 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Christopher D Souder, Joanna H Roocroft, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: The radiocapitellar line (RCL) was originally described for evaluation of the alignment of the RC joint on lateral images of the elbow. Although, many authors have translated the utilization of RCL into coronal imaging, previous studies have not been performed to confirm validity. The purpose of this paper was to identify an accurate way of evaluating pediatric RC alignment in the coronal plane. METHODS: Thirty-seven anteroposterior (AP) radiographs of 37 children were evaluated to determine the position of the RC joint in the coronal plane...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Chihiro Nakase, Teruhisa Mihata, Yasuo Itami, Atsushi Takeda, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Humeral retroversion physiologically decreases during growth. However, in throwing athletes, the external forces caused by repetitive throwing are thought to increase humeral retroversion on the dominant side compared with that on the nondominant side. PURPOSE: To investigate the correlation between humeral retroversion and length of baseball career before age 16 years. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
September 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Qazi Manaan, Adil Bashir, Adnan Zahoor, Taseem A Mokhdomi, Qazi Danish
Floating arm injury represents a common yet complicated injury of the childhood severely associated with limb deformation and even morbidity, if not precisely addressed and credibly operated. Here, we report a rare floating upper limb case of a 9-year-old boy with multiple injuries of ipsilateral proximal humeral, supracondylar and distal radial limb. This is the first report to document such a combined floating elbow and floating arm injury in the same limb. In this report, we discuss the surgical procedures used and recovery of the patient monitored to ascertain the effectiveness of the method in limb reorganisation...
September 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Joideep Phadnis, Adam C Watts, Gregory I Bain
There has been a growing recent interest in the use of elbow hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of distal humeral trauma in select patients. However, the current available evidence regarding outcome after elbow hemiarthroplasty is limited to case series and biomechanical data. Consequently, the procedure remains unfamiliar to many surgeons. The aim of the present review is to outline the evidence regarding elbow hemiarthroplasty and to use this, along with the author's experience, to better describe the indications, surgical technique and outcomes after this procedure...
July 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Chris A Peach, Amir Salama, David Stanley
The use of cortical windows for revision elbow arthroplasty has not previously been widely reported. Their use aids safe revision of a well fixed humeral prosthesis and can be used in the setting of dislocation, periprosthetic fracture or aseptic loosening of the ulnar component. We describe our technique and results of cortical windows in the distal humerus for revision elbow arthroplasty surgery.
April 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Toshiya Kudo, Akira Hara, Hideaki Iwase, Satoshi Ichihara, Masashi Nagao, Yuichiro Maruyama, Kazuo Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Previous reports have questioned whether an orthogonal or parallel configuration is superior for distal humeral articular fractures. In previous clinical and biomechanical studies, implant failure of the posterolateral plate has been reported with orthogonal configurations; however, the reason for screw loosening in the posterolateral plate is unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate biomechanical properties and to clarify the causes of posterolateral plate loosening using a humeral fracture model under axial compression on the radial or ulnar column separately...
October 2016: Injury
D J De Villiers, B Loh, M Tacey, P Keith
PURPOSE: To assess the maximum and end torque of a fourth-generation composite humerus model with no screw inserted or with a screw inserted in the distal (subpectoral) position or proximal (suprapectoral) position. METHODS: 24 large-size, fourth-generation composite humeri were randomised to the control (n=8), proximal (n=8), or distal (n=8) group. For the latter 2 groups, an 8-mm-head interference screw (7x25 mm) was inserted at 1 cm proximal and 1 cm distal to the superior aspect of the insertion of the pectoralis major tendon, respectively...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Zichao Xue, Chaolai Jiang, Chuanzhen Hu, Hui Qin, Haoliang Ding, Zhiquan An
BACKGROUND: Humeral shaft fractures are generally managed with the conventional posterior open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO). This study was aimed at comparing the outcomes of these surgical techniques in terms of the vascular integrity of the mid-distal humeral shaft. METHODS: Twelve upper limbs were harvested from 6 fresh cadavers. ORIF or MIPO was randomly performed on either side of each pair of limbs...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Joseph W Galvin, Stephen A Parada, Xinning Li, Josef K Eichinger
BACKGROUND: Posterior shoulder instability is less common and potentially more difficult to diagnose clinically and radiographically compared with anterior shoulder instability. Radiographic findings including posterior labral tears, increased retroversion, presence of glenoid dysplasia, and increased capsular area are associated with symptomatic recurrent posterior shoulder instability. PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and severity of associated radiographic parameters found on magnetic resonance arthrograms (MRAs) in patients with arthroscopically confirmed isolated posterior labral tears and symptomatic recurrent posterior shoulder instability, compared with an age-matched cohort of patients without posterior instability or labral injury confirmed with shoulder arthroscopy...
August 15, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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