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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924561/cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-of-genicular-nerves-for-knee-osteoarthritis-pain-a-letter-to-editor
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Menno E Sluijter, Alexandre Teixeira
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June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882491/anatomic-and-high-resolution-computed-tomographic-angiography-study-of-the-lateral-femoral-condyle-flap-implications-for-surgical-dissection
#2
Mohamed Morsy, Yoo Joon Sur, Osman Akdag, Amr Eisa, Tarek A El-Gammal, Nirusha Lachman, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: The lateral femoral condyle (LFC) flap is a vascularized bone flap based on the superior lateral genicular artery (SLGA). Harvest technique for this flap has not yet been demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to better delineate the blood supply to the bone and skin of this flap to allow for a safe and effective harvest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three lower extremities were injected with latex or a mixture of latex and barium sulfate. The SLGA was identified and dissected, documenting the course, diameter, anatomical relations, length, and branches...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697032/genicular-radiofrequency-ablation-for-treatment-of-post-total-knee-arthroplasty-posterior-thigh-pain-a-case-report
#3
Lauren N Sylvester, Johnathan H Goree
We present a case of a 68-year-old woman with 6 months of chronic unilateral posterior thigh pain after a total knee arthroplasty. The patient's pain was refractory to various treatments. After appropriate diagnostic tests, a genicular nerve block and subsequent radiofrequency ablation were performed. These procedures provided substantial pain relief of her thigh pain at 3 months follow-up.
July 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687918/a-retrospective-study-on-facial-nerve-schwannomas-a-disease-with-a-high-risk-of-misdiagnosis-and-hearing-loss
#4
Yu Li, Chunfu Dai
The objective is to increase awareness of facial nerve schwannomas (FNSs). Clinical data from 32 cases with FNSs who received surgical treatment from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The clinical data included age, sex, presentations, duration, facial nerve function, temporal-bone high-resolution computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, surgical approaches, and postoperative histopathological examination. 16 men and 16 women were included, aged 7-69 years. The average age at diagnosis was approximately 44 years...
July 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554913/protocol-for-a-single-centre-parallel-arm-randomised-controlled-superiority-trial-evaluating-the-effects-of-transcatheter-arterial-embolisation-of-abnormal-knee-neovasculature-on-pain-function-and-quality-of-life-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#5
Steve Landers, Andrew Hely, Benjamin Harrison, Nick Maister, Rachael Hely, Stephen E Lane, Stephen D Gill, Richard S Page
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) is common. Advanced knee OA is successfully treated with joint replacement surgery, but effectively managing mild to moderate knee OA can be difficult. Angiogenesis increases with OA and might contribute to pain and structural damage. Modifying angiogenesis is a potential treatment pathway for OA. The aim of the current study is to determine whether transcatheter arterial embolisation of abnormal neovasculature arising from the genicular arterial branches improves knee pain, physical function and quality of life in people with mild to moderate symptomatic knee OA...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554709/ultrasound-guided-genicular-nerve-block-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-replacement-preliminary-case-series-and-technical-note
#6
V González Sotelo, F Maculé, J Minguell, R Bergé, C Franco, X Sala-Blanch
INTRODUCTION: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an operation with moderate to severe postoperative pain. The Fast-Track models employ local infiltration techniques with anaesthetics at high volumes (100-150ml). We proposed a genicular nerve block with low volume of local anaesthetic. The aim of our study is to evaluate the periarticular distribution of these blocks in a fresh cadaver model and to describe the technique in a preliminary group of patients submitted to TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the anatomical phase, 4 genicular nerves (superior medial, superior lateral, inferior medial and inferior lateral) were blocked with 4ml of local anaesthetic with iodinated contrast and methylene blue in each (16ml in total)...
May 26, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431129/cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-genicular-nerves-for-chronic-pain-due-to-knee-osteoarthritis-six-month-outcomes
#7
Zachary L McCormick, Marc Korn, Rajiv Reddy, Austin Marcolina, David Dayanim, Ryan Mattie, Daniel Cushman, Meghan Bhave, Robert J McCarthy, Dost Khan, Geeta Nagpal, David R Walega
Objective: Determine outcomes of cooled radiofrequency ablation (C-RFA) of the genicular nerves for treatment of chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Academic pain medicine center. Subjects: Consecutive patients with knee OA and 50% or greater pain relief following genicular nerve blocks who underwent genicular nerve C-RFA. Methods: Survey administration six or more months after C-RFA...
September 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357555/morphological-study-and-relations-of-the-fascia-vasto-adductoria
#8
Eman Elazab Beheiry Elazab
The precise description of the fascia vasto-adductoria (FVA) has become an issue of great surgical and clinical importance. Neurovascular entrapment within the adductor canal (AC) may simulate many clinical conditions for cases presented with medial knee or leg pain and ischemic manifestations of the leg. The aim of the present work is to describe the morphological features of the FVA and to elucidate its neurovascular relations. Forty thigh specimens, pertaining to 15 embalmed and five fresh adult human cadavers, were dissected in pursuit of this aim...
March 29, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339444/a-review-of-long-term-pain-relief-after-genicular-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-in-chronic-knee-osteoarthritis
#9
Ferdinand Iannaccone, Samuel Dixon, Andrew Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Studies of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of genicular nerves have reportedly significantly decreased pain up to 3 months post ablation, but no longer term effects have been reported. We performed an analysis of long-term pain relief of 31 RFA procedures of the genicular nerves to analyze the degree of pain relief past 3 months, culminating at 6 months. STUDY DESIGN: Chart review and study design was approved by Newark Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB)...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339430/comparative-effectiveness-review-of-cooled-versus-pulsed-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Anita Gupta, Daniel P Huettner, Matthew Dukewich
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee and patients post total knee arthroplasty often develop refractory, disabling chronic knee pain. Radiofrequency ablation, including conventional, pulsed, and cooled, has recently become more accepted as an interventional technique to manage chronic knee pain in patients who have failed conservative treatment or who are not suitable candidates for surgical treatment. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to analyze published studies on radiofrequency ablation to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding variations in procedures, nerve targets, adverse events, and temporal extent of clinical benefit...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324130/the-oblique-popliteal-ligament-an-anatomic-and-mri-investigation
#11
Mandy Hedderwick, Mark D Stringer, Liam McRedmond, Grant R Meikle, Stephanie J Woodley
PURPOSE: Despite being the largest ligament on the posterior aspect of the knee, relatively little is known about the normal morphology of the oblique popliteal ligament (OPL). The aim of this study was to investigate the detailed anatomy of the OPL in cadavers and healthy volunteers. METHODS: The posterior knee was investigated in 25 cadaver lower limbs (mean age 76 ± 9.5 years; 7 men) by dissection, histology, and serial plastination and in 14 healthy individuals (mean age 23 ± 3...
March 21, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205468/vascularized-medial-femoral-condyle-bone-graft-for-resistant-nonunion-of-the-distal-radius
#12
Mark Henry
BACKGROUND: Nonunion involving the metaphyseal region of the distal radius is exceedingly rare, usually involving co-morbidity. Patients that have failed multiple prior conventional surgical interventions represent an even more difficult subset to treat; this investigation examined the utility of a specially designed free vascularized medial femoral condyle flap consisting of a central structural block graft with an extended corticoperiosteal sleeve to wrap around the junctions. METHODS: Six patients (5 males, 1 female) with a mean age of 52 years had failed to achieve union involving the distal radius metaphysis after a mean of 3...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177650/ct-angiography-of-suspected-peripheral-artery-disease-comparison-of-contrast-enhancement-in-the-lower-extremities-of-patients-undergoing-and-those-not-undergoing-hemodialysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Takanori Masuda, Yoshinori Funama, Takeshi Nakaura, Naoyuki Imada, Tomoyasu Sato, Tomokazu Okimoto, Kazuo Awai
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to compare contrast enhancement on CT angiography (CTA) images of the lower extremity in patients with suspected peripheral artery disease who did not undergo hemodialysis (HD) and patients who were scanned before or after HD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We divided 287 consecutive patients who underwent CTA of the lower extremity on a 64-MDCT scanner into three groups: group 1 patients (n = 151) were not dependent on HD, group 2 patients (n = 70) were dependent on HD and underwent HD less than 24 hours after CTA, and group 3 (n = 66) were dependent on HD and underwent HD less than 24 hours before CTA...
May 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050573/relationship-between-the-middle-genicular-artery-and-the-posterior-structures-of-the-knee-a-cadaveric-study
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Rogério Teixeira de Carvalho, Leonardo Addêo Ramos, João Victor Novaretti, Leandro Masini Ribeiro, Paulo Roberto de Queiroz Szeles, Sheila Jean McNeill Ingham, Rene Jorge Abdalla
BACKGROUND: The middle genicular artery (MGA) is responsible for the blood supply to the cruciate ligaments and synovial tissue. Traumatic sports injuries and surgical procedures (open and arthroscopic) can cause vascular damage. Little attention has been devoted to establish safe parameters for the MGA. PURPOSE: To investigate the anatomy of the MGA and its relation to the posterior structures of the knees, mainly the posterior capsule and femoral condyles, and to establish safe parameters to avoid harming the MGA...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026918/upper-and-lower-extremity-reconstructive-applications-utilizing-free-flaps-from-the-medial-genicular-arterial-system-a-systematic-review
#15
Nikolas H Kazmers, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Zvi Steinberger, L Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: Free flaps derived from the medial genicular artery (MGA) system, including the medial femoral condyle (MFC) and medial femoral trochlear (MFT) flaps, are potential reconstructive options to address upper and lower extremity bony pathology. Our primary aim was to comprehensively search the literature to describe the spectrum of pathology treated with these flaps, and to assess patient outcomes to improve our understanding of expected union and complication rates. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, a systematic review using Pubmed and Embase databases with citation cross-referencing was performed to identify all original clinical articles characterizing MGA flap treatment of upper and lower extremity pathology...
December 27, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006796/a-new-generic-name-i-semigothograptus-i-for-i-gothograptus-i-i-meganassa-i-rickards%C3%A2-amp-palmer-2002-from-the-silurian-post-i-lundgreni-i-biozone-recovery-phase-and-comparative-morphology-of-retiolitids-from-the-lowermost-upper-homerian-upper-wenlock
#16
Anna Kozłowska
Gothograptus? meganassa Rickards & Palmer, 2002 is assigned to a new genus Semigothograptus. New, well preserved material from the dubius/nassa Biozone (upper Homerian, Silurian) of the Bartoszyce IG-1 drill core Poland is described. This provides a new phylogenetic perspective on the evolution of post-lundgreni Event retiolitines. Semigothograptus meganassa is considered to be a descendant of Gothograptus nassa, although one of the most significant differences between these forms is the position of the nema, and narrow finite tubarium ending in an appendix in G...
December 21, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990614/anatomical-variation-in-the-anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-and-a-new-dissection-technique-for-embalmed-cadaveric-specimens
#17
Matthew Parker, Heather F Smith
Claes et al. recently documented and described the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee, demonstrating its existence in 97% of their samples. Here, we further examined the anatomy of this ligament, documented its morphological variation, and assessed the feasibility of its dissection in preserved cadaveric specimens. To achieve this, we dissected 53 preserved cadaveric knees and documented their morphological variation in the anterolateral ligament. The originally described dissection technique for identifying and following the ALL requires flexion of the knee, a state which is often not possible in stiff, preserved cadavers...
December 18, 2016: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922951/anatomic-and-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-the-knee-sensory-innervation-a-cadaveric-study-to-determine-anatomic-targets-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-knee-pain
#18
Jorge M Orduña Valls, Ricardo Vallejo, Pablo López Pais, Eliezer Soto, Daniel Torres Rodríguez, David L Cedeño, Carlos Tornero Tornero, Maximino Quintáns Rodríguez, Aurora Baluja González, Julián Álvarez Escudero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthrosis is a main cause of knee pain in the elderly. Pain associated with this condition is often refractory to conservative treatment. Total knee replacement may be the best option for severe pathologies; however, the occurrence of a chronic pain state after knee replacement has been well documented in the literature. The previous descriptions of the genicular nerves have been considered somewhat inaccurate. This innervation is complex and exhibits significant interindividual variability...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904225/the-inferior-medial-genicular-artery-and-its-vascularization-of-the-pes-anserinus-superficialis-a-cadaveric-study
#19
Lena Hirtler, Manuel Ederer, Mike Faber, Patrick Weninger
BACKGROUND: A common method for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is it's replacement by a free avascular graft, using the gracilis and/or semitendinosus tendons. These grafts pass a vulnerable phase in the ligamentization-process during the 1(st) year after reconstruction. The aims of this study were first to evaluate the vascularization of the pes anserinus superficialis (PAS) by the inferior medial genicular artery (IMGA) and second to develop a pedunculated surgical technique for ACL reconstruction, to preserve a maximal amount of natural vascularization of the tendons inserting at the PAS...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875368/analgesic-effect-and-functional-improvement-caused-by-radiofrequency-treatment-of-genicular-nerves-in-patients-with-advanced-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-until-1-year-following-treatment
#20
María M Santana Pineda, Luc E Vanlinthout, Ana Moreno Martín, Jan van Zundert, Fernando Rodriguez Huertas, José P Novalbos Ruiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves has proved to be successful in relieving pain and incapacity caused by osteoarthritis of the knee. However, long-term efficacy of such a treatment remains to be assessed. The current study aimed to reproduce radiofrequency neurotomy of genicular nerves to manage gonarthrosis pain and disability and establish therapeutic response until 1 year after intervention. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, observational, noncontrolled, longitudinal study included patients with grade 3 to 4 gonarthrosis suffering from intractable knee pain, scoring 5 or more on the visual analog scale (VAS) during >6 months...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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