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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198550/birth-injuries-to-growth-plates-a-sheep-in-wolves-clothing
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Jerrin Varghese, Matthew Teng, Mingqian Huang, Dvorah Balsam
Growth plate injuries (Salter-Harris type 1 or physeal fractures) of the long bones in the newborn are easily misdiagnosed as joint fractures with dislocations due to their nonossified epiphyses on plain radiographs. Diagnosis with musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is advantageous due to its ability to visualize the nonossified epiphysis. We present two cases of humeral growth plate fractures in newborns, one at the shoulder (proximal humerus) and the other at the elbow (distal humerus). These cases emphasize the importance of quick and noninvasive diagnosis with US to avoid unnecessary intervention...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194713/use-of-compressive-osseointegration-endoprostheses-for-massive-bone-loss-from-tumor-and-failed-arthroplasty-a-viable-option-in-the-upper-extremity
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Krista A Goulding, Adam Schwartz, Steven J Hattrup, R Lor Randall, Donald Lee, Damian M Rispoli, Daniel M Lerman, Christopher Beauchamp
BACKGROUND: Endoprostheses using principles of compressive osseointegration have shown good survivorship in several studies involving the lower extremity; however, no series to our knowledge have documented the use of this technology in the management of massive bone loss in the upper limb. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What proportion of upper extremity implants using compressive osseointegration fixation principles achieved durable short-term fixation, and what were the modes of failure? (2) What surgical complications resulted from reconstruction using this technique? METHODS: A multiinstitutional retrospective review identified nine patients (five women; four men) who underwent 13 endoprosthetic replacements between 2003 and 2014 using compressive osseointegration (Compliant(®) Pre-stress Device [CPS]; Biomet Inc, Warsaw, IN, USA) in the upper extremity, including two proximal humeri, two humeral diaphyses, seven distal humeri, and two proximal ulna...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162172/-radiographic-and-clinical-assessment-of-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-resulted-from-sports-in-children
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Z J Liu, S N Pan, L J Zhang
Objective: To investigate the radiographic and clinical assessment for supracondylar humeral fractures resulted from sports in children. Methods: The medical records of 166 patients with displaced supracondylar humerus fractures treated in Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University from January 2015 to December 2015 were reviewed.The etiology of 56 of 166 cases was relevant to the sports.Medical records of 56 of 166 patients were reviewed, incluidng gender, the mean age of patient at the time of surgery, the mean duration of injury, radiographic assessment based on the anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs of the elbow, neurologic injury, the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) and the criteria of Flynn...
January 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135232/evaluation-and-treatment-of-open-distal-humeral-fractures
#4
Zachary R Zimmer, John G Horneff, Ryan M Taylor, L Scott Levin, Stephen Kovach, Samir Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131685/cartilage-thickness-of-distal-humerus-and-its-relationships-with-bone-dimensions-magnetic-resonance-imaging-bilateral-study-in-healthy-elbows
#5
Giuseppe Giannicola, Paolo Spinello, Marco Scacchi, Stefano Gumina
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the cartilage thickness of the distal humerus and how it affects the shape of the articular surface. Our aims were to assess cartilage thickness and to determine the extent to which it affects the true profile of the distal humerus. METHODS: We assessed 78 healthy elbows (39 subjects, 19 women and 20 men) with a mean age of 28 years (range, 21-32 years). Cartilage thickness was measured by use of high-definition magnetic resonance imaging scans at 19 different points of the articular surface, 13 on the trochlea and 6 on the capitellum, on the axial and coronal views...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120001/numerical-investigation-of-fracture-impaction-in-proximal-humeral-fracture-fixation-with-locking-plate-and-intramedullary-nail
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Yen-Nien Chen, Chih-Wei Chang, Chia-Wei Lin, Chih-Wei Wang, Yao-Te Peng, Chih-Han Chang, Chun-Ting Li
INTRODUCTION: Fracture impaction is a surgical technique used to support the fractured humerus with locking plate or intramedullary nail when treating proximal humeral fractures. However, few studies have investigated the mechanical difference between fracture impaction with locking plate and with intramedullary nail. The mechanism of fracture impaction to increase stability is still unclear. The aim of this study was to use numerical methods to compare the biomechanical effect of treating proximal humeral fracture...
January 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109556/minimally-invasive-lateral-plate-placement-for-metadiaphyseal-fractures-of-the-humerus-and-its-implications-for-the-distal-deltoid-insertion-it-is-not-only-about-the-radial-nerve-a-cadaveric-study
#7
Emanuel Benninger, Christoph Meier
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive lateral placement of plates on the humerus may be associated with a risk of injury to the radial nerve. Whereas this potential complication has been investigated in several studies, there is no data regarding potential injuries to the distal insertion of the deltoid muscle when the plates are passed distally in a submuscular tunnel. METHODS: Minimally invasive plate placement was performed on eight arms in fresh cadavers. A lateral deltoid split approach was made and the plates were introduced in an antegrade submuscular manner from proximal to distal...
January 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105502/transfracture-medial-transposition-of-the-radial-nerve-associated-with-plate-fixation-of-the-humerus
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Ali Hassan Chamseddine, Amer Abdallah, Hadi Zein, Assad Taha
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to illustrate safety, feasibility and advantages of transfracture medial transposition of the radial nerve during the lateral approach and lateral plating of humeral fractures located in the mid and distal shaft. METHODS: This was a retrospective review and analysis of medical records and radiographs of 19 patients who underwent a transfracture medial transposition of the radial nerve. Fifteen patients were treated for fresh fracture and four for nonunion...
January 19, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088942/a-distal-lock-electromagnetic-targeting-device-for-intramedullary-nailing-suggestions-and-clinical-experience
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Guido Antonini, Wilfried Stuflesser, Cornelio Crippa, Georgios Touloupakis
PURPOSE: To describe our clinical experience with a system named SureShot? Distal Targeting (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, USA) based on magnetic field presence and discuss our suggestions on this technique. METHODS: We analysed prospectively 47 patients affected by humeral, tibial or femoral fractures, treated in our institution during a 3-year period of time (August 2010 to September 2013). We considered the following parameters: the time to set up, the time to position a single screw, the effectiveness of the system (drilling ad screwing), the irradiation exposure time during distal locking procedure and surgical complications...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087165/radiographic-comparison-of-adolescent-athletes-with-elbow-osteochondritis-dissecans-to-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-and-controls
#10
Brian C Lau, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: There are excellent data supporting recommendations to prevent elbow injuries (osteochondritis dissecans [OCD] and ulnar collateral ligament [UCL] injuries), such as pitch count and pitch type in baseball, but anatomic risk factors have not been thoroughly examined. This study aimed to evaluate radiographic measurements in adolescents with elbow OCD lesions or UCL injuries and controls. METHODS: We retrospectively identified adolescent patients between 2011 and 2016 with isolated capitellum OCD, UCL tear, or normal elbows based on magnetic resonance imaging...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079807/a-case-report-distal-humeral-diaphyseal-fracture-in-a-child
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Yuji Tomori, Takuya Sawaizumi, Mitsuhiko Nanno, Shinro Takai
RATIONALE: Distal humeral diaphyseal fractures are much less common than supracondylar humeral fractures. The triangular shape and thinner periosteum in the diaphyseal region than in the supracondylar region of the distal diaphysis makes the treatment of diaphyseal fractures difficult. Nonoperative treatment for this fracture is challenging and troublesome; thus, open reduction and internal fixation (OR/IF) is generally recommended. PATIENT CONCERNS: We herein report a distal humeral diaphyseal fracture in a child...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070676/-upper-extremity-fractures-in-the-elderly
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Roland Biber, S Grüninger, H J Bail
Upper extremity fractures in the elderly are very frequent and second only to hip fractures in the group of fragility fractures. Their impact on mobility and functional decline seems to be underestimated especially when they occur in combination with lower extremity fractures. Fractures of the proximal humerus and the distal radius can often be treated conservatively; however, the indications for operative treatment must not be based on fracture morphology alone and due consideration should be given to all concomitant circumstances affecting functional aspects of patients...
January 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050354/a-case-report-on-unilateral-accessory-humeral-head-of-pronator-teres
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Suman Verma, Sulochana Sakthivel
The presence of an accessory muscle in the forearm is likely to compress on the neurovascular structures and has clinical implications. We encountered an accessory humeral head of pronator teres during routine dissection of left upper limb in a male cadaver. The accessory head had fleshy origin from medial supracondylar line, medial intermuscular septum and brachialis fascia. It coursed downwards in the cubital region covering brachial artery and median nerve. Further, it narrowed becoming mostly tendinous and joined with the humeral head of pronator teres...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040088/restoration-of-long-bone-defects-treated-with-the-induced-membrane-technique-protocol-and-outcomes
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Peter V Giannoudis, Paul J Harwood, Theodoros Tosounidis, Nikolaos K Kanakaris
This prospective study was undertaken at a regional tertiary referral centre to evaluate the results of treatment of bone defects managed with the induced membrane (IM) technique. Inclusion criteria were patients with bone defects secondary to septic non-union, chronic osteomyelitis and acute fracture with bone loss. Pathological fractures with bone loss were excluded. Data collection included patient demographics, pathology, previous surgical intervention, size of bone defect, type of graft implanted, time-to-union and complications/reinterventions...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040077/closing-the-gap-a-novel-technique-for-humeral-shaft-nonunions-using-cup-and-cone-reamers
#15
Brian T Nickel, Mitchell R Klement, Marc J Richard, Robert Zura, Grant E Garrigues
INTRODUCTION: Nonunion following closed treatment of humeral shaft fracture is estimated to be 5.5%. Many surgical techniques have been described to address humeral shaft nonunion including: open reduction, internal fixation (ORIF) with compression plating and bone graft, dual plating, cortical strut allograft and autograft, and adding biologic augmentation (BMP). The current standard of care includes ORIF with compression plating and bone grafting, but even this technique has an approximated 10% failure rate...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026735/-quantitative-analysis-of-power-doppler-images-in-lateral-humeral-enthesopathy
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P Walder, L Paša, L Pavliska
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The evaluation of efficiency of power Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of lateral humeral enthesopathy, role of correct assessment of Doppler sonographic images with the method of quantitative analysis, assessment of statistical differences between a group of patients with lateral humeral enthesopathy and a control group of healthy subjects and assessment of the diagnostic power of this test. In addition, consideration of the relevance of each area of the lateral compartment for assessment and diagnosis making in lateral humeral enthesopathy...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026723/comminuted-fracture-of-elbow-ostheosynthesis-vs-total-joint-replacement
#17
J Zwingmann, M V Neumann, T O Hammer, K Reising, N P Südkamp
Comminuted fractures of the elbow are very rare and in most cases very complex and the successful treatment can be a challenge for the treating surgeon. Due to the elbow joint's complex functional anatomy, the multi-fragmentary nature of many fractures and concomitant destabilizing associated injuries, comminuted fractures of the elbow still present a serious challenge for the orthopedic surgeon. Especially in more severe communicated injuries an osteosynthesis or endoprosthesis must be discussed with the patient...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987508/-analysis-of-anterolateral-approach-and-lateral-approach-for-the-treatment-of-coronal-shear-fracture-of-the-distal-humeral
#18
Y Li, Y J Cha, T Li, M Q Gong, X Y Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To treat the coronal shear fracture of the distal humeral during open reduction and internal fixation by anterolateral approach and lateral approach, and to analyze the advantage and disadvantage of each approach. METHODS: From September 2006 to July 2014, 10 patients with coronal fracture of the distal humeral were analyzed, who were all treated with Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF), 5 with anterolateral approach (group A) and 5 with lateral approach (group B)...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965047/biomechanical-comparison-of-orthogonal-versus-parallel-double-plating-systems-in-intraarticular-distal-humerus-fractures
#19
Ata C Atalar, Onur Tunalı, Ali Erşen, Mehmet Kapıcıoğlu, Yavuz Sağlam, Mehmet S Demirhan
OBJECTIVES: In intraarticular distal humerus fractures, internal fixation with double plates is the gold standard treatment. However the optimal plate configuration is not clear in the literature. The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical stability of the parallel and the orthogonal anatomical locking plating systems in intraarticular distal humerus fractures in artificial humerus models. METHODS: Intraarticular distal humerus fracture (AO13-C2) with 5 mm metaphyseal defect was created in sixteen artificial humeral models...
January 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942735/total-humeral-endoprosthesis-replacement-to-salvage-periprosthetic-fractures-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Andy Tanagho, Barnes Morgan, Matt Ravenscroft
The authors report their experience in the management of a 53-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis who presented with bilateral asynchronous traumatic periprosthetic fractures of the humerus after bilateral elbow replacements. One side was treated with a long-stem revision and internal fixation with bone graft, while the other side was treated with a long-stem distal humeral replacement. She sustained pathological periprosthetic fractures on top of the long-stemmed implants. Total humeral endoprosthesis replacements were performed bilaterally as salvage procedures to provide a stable platform for her elbow and hand function...
December 8, 2016: Orthopedics
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