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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087958/the-teaching-of-trauma-management-in-undergraduate-medical-education
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S K Lum, T Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: The teaching of trauma in medical schools faces many educational and logistic challenges. Issues on what to teach, how to teach, when to teach, who will teach and whether medical students with insufficient exposure to clinical medicine can benefit from a trauma course are unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-designed one day intensive trauma course concentrating on the primary survey was taught to semester seven and semester eight students by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of surgeons, anaesthetists, emergency physicians and trained medical officers...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074894/characteristics-of-unilateral-tibial-plateau-fractures-among-adult-patients-hospitalized-at-an-orthopaedic-trauma-centre-in-china
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Yong Liu, Zhengwen Liao, Lei Shang, Wenhua Huang, Dawei Zhang, Guoxian Pei
The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of unilateral tibial plateau fractures among hospitalized adult patients in Xijing Hospital, to evaluate the accuracy of Schatzker classification system and AO/OTA classification system to tibial plateau fractures. We retrospectively analysed clinical data on 274 patients admitted to Xijing Hospital between September 2006 and August 2015. The patients' demographic characteristics, admission periods and seasons, external causes and fracture types were recorded and summarized...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072652/in-vivo-correlation-of-radiographic-scoring-rust-and-biomechanical-data-in-a-sheep-osteotomy-model-can-we-define-union-radiographically
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Paul Tornetta, Jody Litrenta, William Ricci, Roy Sanders, Robert V O'Toole, Jason W Nascone, Henry Faber, Darren Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To determine 1) the reliability of the standard and modified RUST score in a sheep osteotomy model, and 2) the standard and modified RUST score that represents biomechanical union. DESIGN: The tibia cortices in a sheep osteotomy model treated by intramedullary nails were radiographically evaluated using standard and modified RUST scores. Scores that correlated with biomechanical union, based on the torsional stiffness of the contralateral tibia, were determined...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072649/is-early-definitive-fixation-of-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures-safe-an-observational-cohort-study
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Florence Unno, Kelly A Lefaivre, Georg Osterhoff, Pierre Guy, Henry M Broekhuyse, Piotr A Blachut, Peter O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: The optimal treatment protocol for bicondylar plateau fractures remains controversial. Contrary to popular practice which favors a staged protocol in many high-energy fracture patterns, we have used early single-stage open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) to treat these injuries whenever possible. The purpose of this study was to determine the complication rate as well as the functional and radiographic outcomes of this strategy. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort study and prospective data collection...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071952/the-decline-of-elective-operating-at-major-trauma-centres
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A Memarzadeh, H Taki, E K Tissingh, P Hull
INTRODUCTION Major trauma is a leading cause of death in those aged under 40 years. In order to improve the care for multiply injured patients, the major trauma network was activated in April 2012 in England. Its goal was to link all district hospitals to major trauma centres (MTCs) and allow for rapid transfer of patients. Anecdotally, this has affected elective orthopaedic operating at MTCs. The aim of this study was to compare the number of lower limb arthroplasty procedures performed before and after the establishment of the trauma network...
January 10, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063081/submuscular-plating-of-the-femur-through-an-anterior-approach-after-bone-distraction
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Federico Persico, Gabriel Fletscher, Mauricio Zuluaga
The method of osteogenesis by distraction is a known technique in orthopaedics for the management of bone defects secondary to trauma, infections or tumours. New strategies have been developed for decreasing the external fixator time. The use of the minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis technique is a secure approach through a percutaneous fixation technique in the anterior aspect of the femur that permits minimal dissection of the soft tissues while preventing cross-contamination with the pin tracts of the external fixators...
January 7, 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060232/a-dedicated-orthopaedic-trauma-operating-room-improves-efficiency-at-a-pediatric-center
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Christopher M Brusalis, Apurva S Shah, Xianqun Luan, Meaghan K Lutts, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating rooms have improved operating room efficiency, physician schedules, and patient outcomes in adult populations. The purpose of this study was to determine if a dedicated orthopaedic trauma operating room was associated with improved patient flow and cost savings at a level-I pediatric trauma center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for two 3-year intervals before and after implementation of a weekday, unbooked operating room reserved for orthopaedic trauma cases...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054202/best-one-hundred-papers-of-international-orthopaedics-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Andreas F Mavrogenis, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Georgios N Panagopoulos, Cyril Mauffrey, Andrew Quaile, Marius M Scarlat
INTRODUCTION: International Orthopaedics was founded in 1977. Within the 40 volumes and 247 issues since its launch, 5462 scientific articles have been published. This article identifies, analyses and categorises the best cited articles published by the journal to date. METHODS: We searched Elsevier Scopus database for citations of all papers published in International Orthopaedics since its foundation. Source title was selected, and the journal's title was introduced in the search engine...
January 4, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054121/-erratum-to-determination-of-training-costs-associated-with-surgical-procedures-during-specialization-as-an-orthopaedic-and-trauma-surgeon
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D Pförringer, B Markgraf, M Weber, F Seidl, M Crönlein, G Friedl, R Hoffmann, P Biberthaler
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January 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050814/what-orthopaedic-operating-room-surfaces-are-contaminated-with-bioburden-a-study-using-the-atp-bioluminescence-assay
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Raveesh Daniel Richard, Thomas R Bowen
BACKGROUND: Contaminated operating room surfaces can increase the risk of orthopaedic infections, particularly after procedures in which hardware implantation and instrumentation are used. The question arises as to how surgeons can measure surface cleanliness to detect increased levels of bioburden. This study aims to highlight the utility of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence technology as a novel technique in detecting the degree of contamination within the sterile operating room environment...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050455/outcomes-of-short-segment-posterior-instrumentation-in-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures
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Sharvil H Gajjar, Hari J Menon, Nitin Chaudhari, Vipul Chaudhari
INTRODUCTION: The spinal traumas are common and leading problem in orthopaedics practice. The individuals are at a risk of high energy trauma in modern era. Unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures are serious injuries of concern, if left untreated may result in marked morbidity and disability to the patient. Thoracolumbar is the second most common segment involved in the spinal cord following spinal injuries followed by cervical segment. The goal of treatment of any spinal injury is restoration of the patient to maximum possible function with disability free life...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043851/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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REVIEW
N Robert
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) consists in applying subatmospheric pressure to a wound that is sealed off by a specially designed dressing and connected by a tube to a suction pump and drainage collection system. Skin defects are extremely common in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. NPWT is valuable across a range of indications. Proven effects include an increase in blood flow, stimulation of angiogenesis, and a decrease in wound surface area. NPWT can be used to treat post-traumatic and surgical wounds, burns, and chronic wounds such as pressure sores and ulcers...
December 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043850/allergies-in-orthopaedic-and-trauma-surgery
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C H Lohmann, R Hameister, G Singh
Hypersensitivity reactions to implants in orthopaedic and trauma surgery are a rare but devastating complication. They are considered as a delayed-type of hypersensitivity reaction (type IV), characterized by an antigen activation of sensitized T-lymphocytes releasing various cytokines and may result in osteoclast activation and bone resorption. Potential haptens are originated from metal alloys or bone-cement. A meta-analysis has confirmed a higher probability of developing a metal hypersensitivity postoperatively and noted a greater risk of failed replacements compared to stable implants...
December 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040091/reconstruction-of-patellar-tendon-following-implantation-of-proximal-tibia-megaprosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-septic-bone-defects
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Giorgio M Calori, Emilio Luigi Mazza, Luca Vaienti, Simone Mazzola, Alessandra Colombo, Luca Gala, Massimiliano Colombo
INTRODUCTION: Latest advances made in joint replacement implants allows reconstruction of entire limbs. These special prostheses or megaprostheses were originally designed for the treatment of severe oncological bone loss. Nowadays, however, the indications and applications of these devices are expanding to other orthopaedic and trauma clinical conditions. Since 2008 we have implanted 152 megaprostheses in non-oncological conditions: 87 were implanted for post-traumatic failures aseptic/septic (represented by complex non-unions and critical size bone defects); 26 total femur, 52 distal femur and 9 proximal tibia...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028411/diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-forearm-in-adults-plating-or-intramedullary-nailing-is-a-better-option-for-the-treatment
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Tabet A Al-Sadek, Desislav Niklev, Ahmed Al-Sadek
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the radius and ulna occupy a large field of the modern traumatology. Therefore, these fractures are a major subject in modern orthopaedics and traumatology. The study of the mechanisms of the trauma, and the pathophysiological changes that occur are of great importance for the development of ever more efficient and varied ways of the treatment and prophylactics of this type of fracture. AIM: The aim of this paper was to study the pattern of the diaphyseal fractures of the forearm in adults, to decide the modalities of surgical management, to observe the period of fracture healing clinically and radiologically, as well to study the rehabilitation of the patients...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028406/midshaft-clavicular-fractures-osteosynthesis-with-minimally-invasive-technique
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Tabet A Al-Sadek, Desislav Niklev, Ahmed Al-Sadek
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the clavicle are one of the most common fractures in modern orthopaedics and traumatology practice. Knowing the mechanism of trauma, and it's pathophysiological elements, it's clear distinction and it's individual features are essential to the development of more new and effective methods for their treatment, and the minimising of postoperative complications. AIM: The aim of this paper was to present the results of our patients treated with minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO)...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027145/chance-fractures-in-the-pediatric-population-are-often-misdiagnosed
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Lindsay M Andras, Kira F Skaggs, Haleh Badkoobehi, Paul D Choi, David L Skaggs
BACKGROUND: Flexion injuries of the spine range from mild compression fractures to severe flexion-distraction injuries, that is, Chance fractures. Chance fractures are often unstable and Arkader and colleagues demonstrated improved outcomes when Chance fractures are treated operatively compared with those managed nonoperatively. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients treated over a 5-year period (2008 to 2013) for a flexion injury, either a Chance or a compression fracture, of the thoracolumbar spine at our tertiary pediatric level I trauma center...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025023/correlation-between-preoperative-physical-signs-and-functional-outcomes-after-laminoplasty-for-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Takashi Tsuji, Nobuyuki Fujita, Kota Watanabe, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Ken Ishii
BACKGROUND: Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) can cause myelopathy that is often managed surgically. Knowledge of predictors of surgical outcomes can provide decision support to surgeons. The aims of this study were to investigate the relationships between preoperative physical signs and postoperative functional outcomes in patients with OPLL and to clarify whether physical signs could predict functional outcomes. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with OPLL who had undergone cervical laminoplasty were included in this study...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012065/a-return-to-work-prognostic-model-for-orthopaedic-trauma-patients-worrk-updated-for-use-at-3-12-and-24%C3%A2-months
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Chantal Plomb-Holmes, François Lüthi, Philippe Vuistiner, Bertrand Leger, Roger Hilfiker
Purpose Updating the Wallis Occupational Rehabilitation Risk (WORRK) model formula, predicting non-return to work (nRTW) at different time points (3 and 12 months) than in the validation study (2 years). Methods Secondary analysis of two samples was carried out (following orthopaedic trauma), including work status, the first at 3 months (428 patients) and the second at 12 months (431 patients) after discharge from rehabilitation. We used calibration (agreement between predicted probabilities and observed frequencies) and discrimination (area under the receiver operating characteristics curve) to assess performance of the model after fitting it in the new sample, then calculated the probabilities of nRTW based on the coefficients from the 2-year prediction...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009617/health-literacy-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients
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Filip Cosic, Lara Kimmel, Elton Edwards
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the level of health literacy in a post-operative orthopaedic trauma population, and evaluate the efficacy of a simple pre discharge discussion strategy, targeted at improving health literacy. DESIGN: A pre-post intervention study was conducted from April 2014 until January 2015. SETTING: Academic Level 1 trauma centre. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety consecutive orthopaedic trauma patients with operatively managed lower limb fractures were recruited...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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