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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344941/systemic-patterns-of-trabecular-bone-across-the-human-and-chimpanzee-skeleton
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Zewdi J Tsegai, Matthew M Skinner, Dieter H Pahr, Jean-Jacques Hublin, Tracy L Kivell
Aspects of trabecular bone architecture are thought to reflect regional loading of the skeleton, and thus differ between primate taxa with different locomotor and postural modes. However, there are several systemic factors that affect bone structure that could contribute to, or be the primary factor determining, interspecific differences in bone structure. These systemic factors include differences in genetic regulation, sensitivity to loading, hormone levels, diet, and activity levels. Improved understanding of inter-/intraspecific variability, and variability across the skeleton of an individual, is required to interpret properly potential functional signals present within trabecular structure...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319572/vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-of-the-elbow-joint-a-cadaveric-study
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Mitchell A Pet, Angelo B Lipira, Yusha Liu, Dennis Kao, Jason H Ko
BACKGROUND: Surgical options for the unreconstructable elbow are limited to arthrodesis, total arthroplasty, or osteoarticular allograft reconstruction. Each of these options is limited by severe functional impairment and/or high complication rates. Vascularized allotransplantation of the elbow joint has the potential to mitigate these complications. In this study, we describe our technique for harvesting the elbow for vascularized joint transplantation and demonstrate the flap's vascularity using contrast angiography...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314242/co-morbidities-only-account-for-a-small-proportion-of-excess-mortality-after-fracture-a-record-linkage-study-of-individual-fracture-types
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Weiwen Chen, Judy M Simpson, Lyn M March, Fiona M Blyth, Dana Bliuc, Thach Tran, Tuan V Nguyen, John A Eisman, Jacqueline R Center
BACKGROUND: Non-hip non-vertebral fractures (NHNV) constitute the majority of osteoporotic fractures but few studies have examined the association between these fractures, co-morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between individual non-hip non-vertebral fractures, co-morbidities and mortality. METHODS: Prospective population-based cohort of 267,043 subjects (45 and Up Study, Australia) had baseline questionnaires linked to hospital administrative and all-cause mortality data from 2006 - 2013...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305099/the-posterior-ridge-of-the-greater-tuberosity-of-the-humerus-a-suitable-landmark-for-the-posterior-approach-to-the-shoulder-joint
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Karl Grob, Rebecca Helen Monahan, Mirjana Manestar, Luis Filgueira, Vilijam Zdravkovic
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the posterior ridge of the greater tuberosity, a palpable prominence during surgery, as a landmark for the posterior approach to the glenohumeral joint. METHODS: Twenty-five human cadaveric shoulders were dissected. In 5 cases, a full-thickness rotator cuff tear was present. The posterior surgical anatomy was defined, and the distance from the ridge to the interval between the infraspinatus (IS) and teres minor (TM) muscle, the distance from the ridge to the inferior border of the glenoid (IBG), and the distance between the IS-TM interval and the IBG were determined...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283018/a-practical-clinical-kinematic-model-for-the-upper-limbs
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Jonathan J Noble, Nicola Rd Fry, Carly R Bingham, Rebecca H East, Adam P Shortland
A novel clinically practical upper limb model is introduced that has been developed through clinical use in children and adults with neurological conditions to guide surgery to the elbow and wrist. This model has a minimal marker set, minimal virtual markers, and no functional joint centres to minimise the demands on the patient and duration of data collection. The model calculates forearm supination independently from the humerus segment, eliminating any errors introduced by poor modelling of the shoulder joint centre...
December 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282027/polyaxial-locking-plates-in-treating-distal-humeral-fractures-a-comparative-randomized-trial-for-clinical-outcome
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Moritz Crönlein, Martin Lucke, Marc Beirer, Dominik Pförringer, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Karl F Braun, Sebastian Siebenlist
BACKGROUND: Management of distal humeral fractures remains to be one of the most challenging aspects in trauma surgery. Low profile plating systems with variable angle screw fixation represent a crucial advancement to the established angular stable locking plates with considerable attention in current research. The aim of the prospective randomized trial was to review the preliminary results and patients' outcome following treatment with these newly developed implants and to rule out potential differences in fracture treatment of two different plating systems...
December 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276226/relationship-between-the-axillary-nerve-and-accompanying-vessels-and-proximal-humeral-locking-plates-in-japanese-an-mri-study
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Yoshimasa Sakoma, Takahiko Hirooka
We investigated the anatomical features of the axillary nerve and its accompanying vessels with respect to the lateral wall of the greater tuberosity, focusing on the relationship between the neurovascular bundle and the proximal humeral locking plates. Magnetic resonance images of 30 Japanese patients' shoulders were examined. Oblique sagittal images across the greater tuberosity and the neurovascular bundle, which contain the axillary nerve and posterior circumflex humeral artery and vein, were obtained. The distance between the superior aspect of the greater tuberosity and the superior and inferior borders of the neurovascular bundles was measured at the anterior, middle, and posterior edges of the greater tuberosity...
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261703/transhumeral-loading-during-advanced-upper-extremity-activities-of-daily-living
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Alex J Drew, Morgan T Izykowski, Kent N Bachus, Heath B Henninger, K Bo Foreman
Percutaneous osseointegrated (OI) implants for direct skeletal attachment of upper extremity prosthetics represent an alternative to traditional socket suspension that may yield improved patient function and satisfaction. This is especially true in high-level, transhumeral amputees where prosthetic fitting is challenging and abandonment rates remain high. However, maintaining mechanical integrity of the bone-implant interface is crucial for safe clinical introduction of this technology. The collection of population data on the transhumeral loading environment will aid in the design of compliance and overload protection devices that mitigate the risk of periprosthetic fracture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248257/forearm-as-a-valuable-source-of-vascularized-bone-graft-for-the-distal-humerus
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Reza Shahryar Kamrani, Leila Farhadi, Amir Reza Farhoud
BACKGROUND: The nonunion of a distal humeral fracture is a challenging complication. Our aim was to assess the results of the application of pedicled bone flap to treat this problem. METHODS: There were 6 men and 3 women with delayed union or nonunion of the distal humerus treated by 10 procedures of rigid fixation plus radial bone forearm or posterior interosseous bone flaps. A locking plate was applied for fixation in 4 patients and a pin and plate for 5 patients...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244698/restoration-of-humeral-bone-stock-two-years-after-internal-fixation-of-a-periprosthetic-fracture-with-a-loose-stem-a-report-of-two-cases
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Christian Fang, Chun-Hoi Yan, Dennis Yee, Tak-Wing Lau, Tak-Man Wong, Frankie Leung
CASE: We describe 2 patients who sustained a periprosthetic humeral fracture with a loosened long-stemmed Coonrad-Morrey total elbow prosthesis. As noted in the literature, the success rate for a major revision with use of strut grafts is around 70%; therefore, both cases were managed without revision of the prosthesis. A submuscular locking plate was placed following typical fracture fixation principles. Screws that interfered with the humeral stem and the distal flange stabilized both the distal fragment and the humeral stem...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218290/critical-upper-limb-ischemia-due-to-brachial-tourniquet-in-misdiagnosed-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-after-carpal-tunnel-decompression-a-case-report
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Cesare Tiengo, Andrea Monticelli, Stefano Bonvini, Valentina Wassermann, Erica Dalla Venezia, Franco Bassetto
We present the case of a 68-year-old woman, referred to our department for critical upper limb ischemia, which had occurred a few days after homolateral surgical ligamentotomy for carpal tunnel syndrome, diagnosed and confirmed by electromyography, and performed with a brachial tourniquet. The patient was later admitted for subsequent progressive necrosis of the first three fingers of the left hand, accompanied by signs of upper limb ischemia. An accessory cervical rib was identified, completely obliterating the subclavian artery distally at the origin of the suprascapular artery...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212694/minimising-aseptic-loosening-in-extreme-bone-resections-custom-made-tumour-endoprostheses-with-short-medullary-stems-and-extra-cortical-plates
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J D Stevenson, C Wigley, H Burton, S Ghezelayagh, G Morris, S Evans, M Parry, L Jeys
AIMS: Following the resection of an extensive amount of bone in the treatment of a tumour, the residual segment may be insufficient to accept a standard length intramedullary cemented stem. Short-stemmed endoprostheses conceivably have an increased risk of aseptic loosening. Extra-cortical plates have been added to minimise this risk by supplementing fixation. The aim of this study was to investigate the survivorship of short-stemmed endoprostheses and extra-cortical plates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved 37 patients who underwent limb salvage surgery for a primary neoplasm of bone between 1998 and 2013...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206798/a-novel-registration-based-approach-for-3d-assessment-of-posttraumatic-distal-humeral-deformities
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Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Fabio Carrillo, Christian Gerber, Gábor Székely, Philipp Fürnstahl
BACKGROUND: With current 3-dimensional (3D) computer-based methods for the assessment of deformities, a surface registration method is applied to superimpose a computer model of the pathological bone onto a mirrored computer model of the contralateral side. However, because of bilateral differences, especially in humeral torsion, such template-based approaches may introduce bias in the assessment of a distal humeral deformity. We hypothesized that a novel registration approach might prove superior to the current approach in reducing such bias, thus yielding improved accuracy of 3D assessment of distal humeral deformities...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182135/long-term-outcome-in-displaced-lateral-humeral-condyle-fractures-following-internal-screw-fixation-in-children
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G Frongia, C Janosi, A Mehrabi, J-P Schenk, P Günther
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term clinical outcome following open reduction and internal screw fixation of displaced lateral condyle fractures (LCFs) of the distal humerus and compare the outcome of primary and secondary LCFs. METHODS: The clinical outcome in 31 children (mean age 5.8±2.4 years) operated for primary or secondary LCFs was retrospectively analyzed by standardized clinical examination and compared using the Mayo score, Morger score, and Patients Satisfaction score...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177024/epidemiology-of-fragility-fractures-and-fall-prevention-in-the-elderly-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Takayuki Tsuda
Fragility fractures in the elderly is an ongoing concern for orthopaedic surgeons. A 50-year-old woman has a 40% chance of having a vertebral compression fracture in her lifetime. The incidence of vertebral fractures, reported to be more than 10 times higher than that of femoral fractures, is estimated as 1-1.5 million per year in Japan. Vertebral fractures often occur without a fall, whereas the majority of nonvertebral fractures are the consequence of falls; the site of the nonvertebral fracture appears to be dictated by the type of fall...
November 2017: Current Orthopaedic Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162306/osteosynthesis-of-ao-ota-13-c3-distal-humeral-fractures-in-patients-older-than-70-years
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Steven F Shannon, Eric R Wagner, Matthew T Houdek, Daniel Mascarenhas, Raymond A Pensy, Walter A Eglseder
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective case series was to examine the AO Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) 13-C3 distal humeral fractures treated with open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) in patients older than 70 years. METHODS: During an 8-year period, 21 patients older than 70 years with AO/OTA 13-C3 distal humeral fractures were treated with ORIF performed by 2 senior upper extremity traumatologists. There were 16 patients with >1 year of follow-up, with a mean age of 78 (70-84) years...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150186/articular-scaling-and-body-mass-estimation-in-platyrrhines-and-catarrhines-modern-variation-and-application-to-fossil-anthropoids
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Jonathan M G Perry, Siobhán B Cooke, Jacqueline A Runestad Connour, M Loring Burgess, Christopher B Ruff
Body mass is an important component of any paleobiological reconstruction. Reliable skeletal dimensions for making estimates are desirable but extant primate reference samples with known body masses are rare. We estimated body mass in a sample of extinct platyrrhines and Fayum anthropoids based on four measurements of the articular surfaces of the humerus and femur. Estimates were based on a large extant reference sample of wild-collected individuals with associated body masses, including previously published and new data from extant platyrrhines, cercopithecoids, and hominoids...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125707/vascularized-humeral-periosteal-flap-to-treat-lateral-humeral-condyle-nonunion-an-anatomical-study-and-report-of-two-successfully-treated-pediatric-cases
#18
S Sergi Barrera-Ochoa, Francisco Soldado, Alfonso Rodriguez-Baeza, Paula Diaz-Gallardo, Felipe Hodgson, Pablo S Corona, Jorge Knörr
PURPOSE: Nonunion is a common complication of lateral condyle humeral (LCH) fractures in children. In situ fixation with a screw and bone grafting is the classically-recommended method of treatment. The purpose of this study is to analyze the feasibility of obtaining a vascularized periosteal flap obtained from the lateral humerus and based on the posterior collateral radial vessels (PCRV). Second, to report the results after the application in two pediatric cases. METHODS: Periosteal branches of PCRV were studied in ten upper limbs from fresh human cadavers...
November 10, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103824/modified-anterolateral-approach-for-internal-fixation-of-holstein-lewis-humeral-shaft-fractures
#19
Ho Min Lee, Young Sung Kim, Suk Kang, Min Young Lee, Jong Pil Kim
BACKGROUND: The authors modified the anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral shaft fractures using a plating technique to achieve sufficient distal fixation by minimal splitting of the brachioradialis muscle to fix the most distal screws. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of our modified anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral fractures and document clinical and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2014, 18 patients (mean age 35...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094012/managing-extremely-distal-periprosthetic-femoral-supracondylar-fractures-of-total-knee-replacements-a-new-philos-ophy
#20
Kevin J Donnelly, Adam Tucker, Angel Ruiz, Neville W Thompson
We report two cases where a proximal humeral locking plate was used for the fixation of an extremely distal, type III peri-prosthetic femoral fractures in relation to a total knee replacement (TKR). In each case there was concern regarding the fixation that could be achieved using the available anatomic distal femoral plates due to the size and bone quality of distal fragment. The design of the Proximal Humeral Internal Locking System (PHILOS) allows nine 3.5-mm locking screws to be placed over a small area in multiple directions...
October 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
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