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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812033/epidemiology-of-injuries-identified-at-the-nfl-scouting-combine-and-their-impact-on-performance-in-the-national-football-league-evaluation-of-2203-athletes-from-2009-to-2015
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Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, William H Rossy, George Sanchez, James M Whalen, Kyle P Lavery, Kevin J McHale, Bryan G Vopat, Joseph J Van Allen, Ramesses A Akamefula, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: At the annual National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine, the medical staff of each NFL franchise performs a comprehensive medical evaluation of all athletes potentially entering the NFL. Currently, little is known regarding the overall epidemiology of injuries identified at the combine and their impact on NFL performance. PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology of injuries identified at the combine and their impact on initial NFL performance. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806095/a-midterm-evaluation-of-postoperative-platelet-rich-plasma-injections-on-arthroscopic-supraspinatus-repair-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jay R Ebert, Allan Wang, Anne Smith, Robert Nairn, William Breidahl, Ming Hao Zheng, Timothy Ackland
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been applied as an adjunct to rotator cuff repair to improve tendon-bone healing and potentially reduce the incidence of subsequent tendon retears. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes of arthroscopic supraspinatus repair are enhanced after repeated postoperative applications of PRP. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 60 patients (30 control; 30 PRP) were initially randomized to receive 2 ultrasound-guided injections of PRP to the tendon repair site at 7 and 14 days after double-row arthroscopic supraspinatus repair or not...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806094/the-relationship-of-throwing-arm-mechanics-and-elbow-varus-torque-within-subject-variation-for-professional-baseball-pitchers-across-82-000-throws
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Christopher L Camp, Travis G Tubbs, Glenn S Fleisig, Joshua S Dines, David M Dines, David W Altchek, Brittany Dowling
BACKGROUND: Likely due to the high level of strain exerted across the elbow during the throwing motion, elbow injuries are on the rise in baseball. To identify at-risk athletes and guide postinjury return-to-throw programs, a better understanding of the variables that influence elbow varus torque is desired. PURPOSE: To describe the within-subject relationship between elbow varus torque and arm slot and arm rotation in professional baseball pitchers. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804455/comparison-of-the-long-term-effect-of-positioning-the-cathode-in-tdcs-in-tinnitus-patients
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Sarah Rabau, Giriraj S Shekhawat, Mohamed Aboseria, Daniel Griepp, Vincent Van Rompaey, Marom Bikson, Paul Van de Heyning
Objective: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is one of the methods described in the literature to decrease the perceived loudness and distress caused by tinnitus. However, the main effect is not clear and the number of responders to the treatment is variable. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of the placement of the cathode on the outcome measurements. Methods: Patients considered for the trial were chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus patients with complaints for more than 3 months and a Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) score that exceeded 25...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802429/paramedics-working-strategies-while-loading-a-stretcher-into-an-ambulance
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J Prairie, A Plamondon, D Larouche, S Hegg-Deloye, P Corbeil
For paramedics, loading a stretcher into an ambulance is an activity with a high risk of back injury and accidents. The objective of this study was to document strategies paramedics use at work while loading a powered stretcher into an ambulance. A total of 249 stretcher loading operations performed by 58 paramedics, and 51 semistructured post-intervention interviews were analyzed. Almost three quarters of loading operations required additional actions (e.g., raising the shoulders and additional lifting) to insert the stretcher into the cot fastener system in the ambulance...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801112/clinical-efficacies-of-coracoclavicular-ligament-reconstruction-using-suture-anchor-versus-hook-plate-in-the-treatment-of-distal-clavicle-fracture
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H W Yan, L Li, R C Wang, Y Yang, Y Xie, J Tang, Z Y Shi
INTRODUCTION: Comparison of clinical efficacies between coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction using autologous gracilis tendon with suture anchor and clavicular hook plate for the treatment of acute Neer type II distal clavicle fracture. HYPOTHESIS: Both coracoclavicular reconstruction with autologous gracilis tendon and clavicular hook plate could achieve satisfactory results for treating acute Neer type II distal clavicle fracture. METHODS: Acute Neer type II distal clavicle fracture patients enrolled in this prospective randomized study were divided into the coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction group (using autologous gracilis tendon and suture anchor) and the hook plate group...
August 8, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796680/association-between-type-of-screening-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-cesarean-delivery
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Anna Palatnik, Kate Swanson, Tessa Churchill, Ania Bilski, William A Grobman, Emily S Miller
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes using two different testing strategies for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) diagnosis: the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) and Carpenter-Coustan approaches. Specifically, we wanted to compare the rates of cesarean delivery between the two epochs. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women with a singleton pregnancy delivering at 37 0/7 weeks of gestation or greater, between 2010 and 2015, in a single tertiary care center...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796543/metal-artifact-reduction-for-orthopedic-implants-o-mar-usefulness-in-ct-evaluation-of-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Euddeum Shim, Yusuhn Kang, Joong Mo Ahn, Eugene Lee, Joon Woo Lee, Joo Han Oh, Heung Sik Kang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of the metal artifact reduction algorithm for orthopedic implants (O-MAR) on CT image quality for patients with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA), with emphasis placed on the evaluation of bone in the vicinity of prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients who underwent CT scanning after RTSA were enrolled in the study. Two radiologists analyzed the images reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP) with or without O-MAR processing...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795411/does-ultrasound-enhanced-instruction-of-musculoskeletal-anatomy-improve-physical-examination-skills-of-first-year-medical-students
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Bryant J Walrod, Allison Schroeder, Mark J Conroy, Laura C Boucher, Marcia Bockbrader, David P Way, Kendra L McCamey, Clinton A Hartz, Michael A Jonesco, David P Bahner
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound imaging is commonly used to teach basic anatomy to medical students. The purpose of this study was to determine whether learning musculoskeletal anatomy with ultrasound improved performance on medical students' musculoskeletal physical examination skills. METHODS: Twenty-seven first-year medical students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 instructional groups: either shoulder or knee. Both groups received a lecture followed by hands-on ultrasound scanning on live human models of the assigned joint...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794581/comparison-of-general-versus-isolated-regional-anesthesia-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-propensity-matched-cohort-analysis
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David Y Ding, Siddharth A Mahure, Brent Mollon, Steven D Shamah, Joseph D Zuckerman, Young W Kwon
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative anesthetic typically consists of either general anesthesia (GA) or isolated regional anesthesia (RA). METHODS: A retrospective propensity-matched cohort analysis on patients undergoing TSA was performed to determine differences between GA and RA in regard to patient population, complications, LOS and hospital readmission. RESULTS: 4158 patients underwent TSA with GA or isolated RA. Propensity-matching resulted in 912 patients in each cohort...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791194/a-case-report-of-surgical-management-of-hemangiopericytoma-at-the-foramen-magnum
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Nobuhiko Arai, Satoshi Takahashi, Hatano Mami, Yukina Tokuda, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a highly vascularized mesenchymal tumor known for its high rates of recurrence and metastasis. The extent of tumor removal is known to be the most trustful prognostic factor. Skull base HPCs are challenging to treat because of the difficulty of the surgical approach and proximity to vital vascular and neuronal structures. We successfully treated a case of HPC at the ventral foramen magnum through surgical gross tumor removal via a far-lateral transcondylar approach...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782697/the-role-of-brachioradialis-release-during-ao-type-c-distal-radius-fracture-fixation
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Tao Ma, Xin Zheng, Xiao-Bo He, Kai-Jin Guo
INTRODUCTION: Open reduction and internal fixation of distal radius fractures often necessitates release of the brachioradialis from the radial styloid. However, whether this common procedure makes the reduction and fixation easier and affects the elbow function has not been fully understood. HYPOTHESIS: Brachioradialis (BR) release during volar plate fixation for type C distal radius fractures makes internal reduction and fixation easier, and it does not adversely affect wrist or elbow function...
August 3, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782448/risk-factors-associated-with-intraoperative-complications-in-primary-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Paul D Cowling, Philip Holland, Lucksy Kottam, Paul Baker, Amar Rangan
Background and purpose - Increasing numbers of shoulder arthroplasty are performed internationally. The predictors of intraoperative complications when implanting primary shoulder replacements are unknown. We determined the incidence of intraoperative complications during primary shoulder arthroplasty using the National Joint Registry of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR), and analyzed the associated risk factors for complications. Patients and methods - NJR data on primary shoulder arthroplasty were scrutinized for intraoperative complications...
August 7, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782076/shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-osteo-chondrodysplasias
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Bradley Schoch, Jean-David Werthel, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, John W Sperling, Robert H Cofield, Mark Morrey
PURPOSE: Osteo-chondrodysplasias are a rare cause of limb malalignment, deformity and degenerative joint disease. Earlier in life, deformities may be managed with bony realignment and soft tissue releases; however, as degenerative changes progress, arthroplasty may be considered. There are limited reports examining shoulder arthroplasty in this population. This study aims to assess pain relief, function, and re-operation rate of shoulder arthroplasty in patients with osteo-chondrodysplasias...
August 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780703/radiolucent-rings-around-bioabsorbable-anchors-after-rotator-cuff-repair-are-not-associated-with-clinical-outcomes
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Jin-Young Park, Suk-Hwan Jang, Kyung-Soo Oh, Yi Jin Li
PURPOSE: Various researchers have observed small areas of osteolysis after using bioabsorbable anchors in shoulder surgeries. The purpose of this study is to determine whether radiographic perianchor radiolucent rings after rotator cuff repair are associated with the failure of repair and also assess their clinical implications. Further, the most frequent location of the radiolucent rings in the double-row suture bridge configuration was also assessed. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by suture bridge technique were retrospectively evaluated radiographically and clinically...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777823/two-new-risk-factors-for-heterotopic-ossification-development-after-severe-burns
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Laurent Thefenne, Gratiane de Brier, Thomas Leclerc, Claire Jourdan, Claire Nicolas, Stéphanie Truffaut, Eric Lapeyre, Francois Genet
OBJECTIVES: Life after severe burns is conditioned by the remaining sequelae. The pathophysiology and risk factors of Heterotopic Ossification (HO) after burns are still poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine: 1) the incidence of HO after burns and 2) the risk factors associated with HO development, in a large retrospective study. METHODS: A case-control study of patients admitted to the burns intensive care unit of Percy Hospital, Paris, from the 1st January 2009 to the 31st December 2013 and then admitted to one of three centres specialised in the rehabilitation of patients with burns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776134/a-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-superelastic-nickel-titanium-spinal-rod-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-5-year-follow-up
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Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kelvin Yeung, Michael To, Keith Dip Kei Luk, Kenneth Man-Chee Cheung
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a superelastic shape-memory alloy (SNT) rod used in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS: AIS Patients with Lenke 1 curves undergoing fusion surgery were randomized (1:1) at the time of surgery to receive either the SNT or a conventional titanium alloy (CTA) rod. Radiographs were obtained preoperatively and postoperatively up to 5 years of follow-up. Parameters assessed included coronal and sagittal Cobb angles, and overall truncal and shoulder balance...
August 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771373/biomechanical-evaluation-of-glenoid-reconstruction-with-an-implant-free-j-bone-graft-for-anterior-glenoid-bone-loss
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Leo Pauzenberger, Felix Dyrna, Elifho Obopilwe, Philipp R Heuberer, Robert A Arciero, Werner Anderl, Augustus D Mazzocca
BACKGROUND: The anatomic restoration of glenoid morphology with an implant-free J-shaped iliac crest bone graft offers an alternative to currently widely used glenoid reconstruction techniques. No biomechanical data on the J-bone grafting technique are currently available. PURPOSE: To evaluate (1) glenohumeral contact patterns, (2) graft fixation under cyclic loading, and (3) the initial stabilizing effect of anatomic glenoid reconstruction with the implant-free J-bone grafting technique...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768785/the-effect-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-on-blood-loss-and-early-post-operative-pain-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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L Pauzenberger, M A Domej, P R Heuberer, M Hexel, A Grieb, B Laky, J Blasl, W Anderl
AIMS: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of intravenous tranexamic acid on the reduction of blood loss, transfusion rate, and early post-operative clinical outcome in total shoulder arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial which included 54 patients undergoing unilateral primary stemless anatomical or stemmed reverse total shoulder arthroplasty was undertaken. Patients received either 100 ml saline (placebo, n = 27), or 100 ml saline together with 1000 mg of tranexamic acid (TXA, n = 27) intravenously prior to skin incision and during wound closure...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768784/the-colonisation-of-the-glenohumeral-joint-by-propionibacterium-acnes-is-not-associated-with-frozen-shoulder-but-is-more-likely-to-occur-after-an-injection-into-the-joint
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S J Booker, M Boyd, S Gallacher, J P Evans, C Auckland, J Kitson, W Thomas, C D Smith
AIMS: Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of Propionibacterium (P.) acnes in the subcutaneous fat and capsule of patients undergoing shoulder surgery for frozen shoulder or instability. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients undergoing either an arthroscopic capsular release or stabilisation had biopsies taken from the subcutaneous fat and capsule of the shoulder at the time of surgery. These samples were sent for culture in enrichment, and also for Nucleic Acid Amplification testing...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
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