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Wrist fractures

Ravikant Jain, Nikhil Jain, Tanveer Sheikh, Charanjeet Yadav
PURPOSE: Wrist has a complex anatomy and undergoes complex injuries. Scaphoid fracture is one of such injuries. It is the most common fracture in carpal bone. Most of the scaphoid fractures are missed on initial X-rays. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered as a gold standard for diagnosing scaphoid fractures. Ultrasonography (USG) is emerging as a good alternative to make an early diagnosis of scaphoid fractures. Our aim is to throw light upon the role of USG in detection of scaphoid fractures...
January 31, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
E Sayit, A T Sayit, M Bagir, Y Terzi
BACGROUND: Ulnar variance, or the difference in height between the joint surfaces of the distal radius and ulna, may play a role in several diseases of the wrist. HYPOTHESIS: This study was to conduct a detailed analysis of ulnar variance in a wider case series by dividing the patients' radiographs into groups according to age, gender, and side. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty groups were created in order to investigate the change of ulnar variance according to age, gender, and side...
March 13, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Chen-Yi Liao, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Pauling Chu, Kuang-Yu Wei, Tseng-Min Feng, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Chia-Chao Wu, Wu-Chien Chien
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the risk of osteoporosis in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) using a nationwide population-based dataset. METHODS: In a cohort study of 986,713 individuals, we selected 2,493 PBC patients who were aged 18 years or older and had been diagnosed with PBC, based on the International Classification of Disease (ICD-9-CM) codes 571.6, during 20002010. The control cohort comprised 9,972 randomly selected, propensity matched patients (by age, gender, and index date), without PBC...
2018: PloS One
Jonathan Porter, Robert Porter, Kevin Joseph Chan
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine the predictive value of clinical suspicion for scaphoid fracture in children aged 4 to 11 years, to look at the efficiency and practicality of current management of children presenting to the emergency department, and to help quantify the burden of the treatment strategy of immobilization for 10 to 14 days on clinical grounds despite negative or equivocal x-rays on presentation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review study of a consecutive sample of all children aged 4 to 11 years old who presented to a tertiary pediatric emergency department from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013, within 24 hours of a wrist injury, with a clinical suspicion sufficient to order a scaphoid x-ray...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Christopher Klifto, Austin Ramme, Anthony Sapienza, Nader Paksima
Scaphoid nonunions are challenging injuries to manage and the optimal treatment algorithm continues to be debated. Most scaphoid fractures heal when appropriately treated; however, when nonunions occur, they require acute treatment to prevent future complications like scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse. Acute nonunion treatment technique depends on nonunion location, vascular status of the proximal pole, fracture malalignment, and pre-existing evidence of arthrosis. Bone grafting and vascular grafts are common in nonunion management...
March 2018: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Shan-Qing Yin, Yao-Peng Huang, Miao-Zhong Li, Jia-Dong Pan, Wen-Quan Ding, Xin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between radiographic parameters and clinical outcomes of patients with distal radius fractures in elderly patients following conservative treatment, and find the important radiographic parameters with distal radius fractures in elderly patients. METHODS: From May 2012 to May 2015, a retrospective analysis was performed of 45 elderly patients with distal radius fractures treated by conservative treatment, which including 17 males and 28 females with an average age of 64...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
A L Sander, K Sommer, K Eichler, I Marzi, J Frank
Typical lesions of the carpal ligaments are mostly found after a fall on the wrist in hyperextension or as complex injuries after severe trauma, e. g. after a fall from a significant height, motorcycle accident or as accompanying lesions in multiple trauma. The typical mechanisms, patterns and diagnostic algorithms are well known for the common ligamentous injuries (e.g. scapholunate, lunotriquetral and perilunate); therefore, consistent diagnostic procedures and adequate therapy are increasingly performed after such lesions, e...
March 13, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
T Liu, F L Bao, S J Kang, T Jiang, D S Huang, W Gao, L J Geng, Y M Hu
Objective: To explore a standard procedure for the treatment of combined dorsal and palmar internal fixation for complex four part distal radius fractures and assess its clinical results. Methods: From May 2009 to October 2016, 38 patients(39 sides)who suffered from complex four part distal radius fractures were performed operatively with open reduction and internal fixation via combined dorsal and palmar approach in Department of Orthopaedic Trauma, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University(Qingdao). The series included 22 males(22 sides) and 16 females(17 sides)...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Megan H M Kuba, Byron H Izuka
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have showed the efficacy of removable brace treatment for distal radius buckle fractures in children, whereas others have independently suggested that these injuries do not require additional radiographic imaging. However, no study has sought to collectively determine whether treating pediatric distal radius buckle fractures with a removable brace and no follow-up visit or imaging after the initial visit is a safe and satisfactory protocol. METHODS: In total, 42 consecutive patients with a distal forearm buckle fracture seen by a single fellowship trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon were eligible to participate...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Shyam Kumar, Ulhas Sonar, Iqbal Singh
The incidence of fragility fractures of the humerus is increasing worldwide. Although clinicians are aware of fractures of hips and wrists, fractures of the shoulder and elbow do not receive much attention. A considerable proportion of the elderly population (estimated at 10-24%) is dependent on walking aids. A well-functioning and pain-free shoulder and elbow is essential for use of these aids. The impact of loss of mobility in the elderly is well known, hence the overall impact of these fractures on the individual can be considerable...
March 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Nicholas Pulos, Sanjeev Kakar
Injuries to the hands and wrist are common in athletes. Injuries include acute fractures, dislocations, ligamentous, and tendon injuries, as well as more chronic injuries such as sprains and strains. Complications in the treatment of sports injuries of the hand and wrist may be divided into 2 categories: incorrect or delayed diagnosis and iatrogenic injury related to treatment. This article highlights common sports injuries of the hand and wrist and their complications, and includes tips for successful management...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Francisco Del Piñal, Eduardo Moraleda, Jaime S Rúas, Ana Rodriguez-Vega, Alexis Studer
PURPOSE: To present a new arthroscopic method for treating supination losses. METHODS: Six patients (15-71 y) were eligible for this study. All had a history of trauma to the wrist more than 6 months previously. Five of them had sustained a distal radius fracture: 3 had been treated with a volar plate (1 of them for an extra-articular malunion), 1 with an external fixator and K-wires, and 1 had been treated in a cast. One of these patients underwent a further operation for correcting an intra-articular malunion...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Michel D Crema, Catherine Phan, Anne Miquel, Celine Quach, Lionel Arrivé, Yves Menu
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to evaluate the distribution and severity of cartilage damage in a sample of patients with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC), assessed on MDCT arthrography, with regard to two well-known SNAC staging systems. Secondarily, we wanted to see if the degree of cartilage damage varied with the location of the nonunion. METHODS: We retrospectively included 35 patients with a history of SNAC who had undergone MDCT arthrography. The location of the fracture was defined as the proximal, middle, or distal third of the scaphoid...
March 8, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
M Gurger, M Yilmaz, E Yilmaz, S Altun
Background: Percutaneous screw fixation is widely used in acute fractures of the scaphoid. In this study, we aimed to present our results with volar percutaneous screw fixation in patients with scaphoid nonunions. Methodology: A total of 12 patients with scaphoid nonunion (≥13 weeks) that underwent volar percutaneous screw fixation were evaluated retrospectively. Two of the patients were female, and 10 were male. Mean age was 27 years (range = 19-41). The mean time that elapsed between the fracture and surgical procedure was 7...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
C Acosta-Olivo, Y Tamez-Mata, J Murillo-Rodríguez, V Peña-Martínez, J Villa-Chavarría
BACKGROUND: The distal radius fracture represent until 15% of all bone injuries in adults. The key in the recovery of mobility and functional outcomes are rehabilitation. The intra-articular application of magnesium sulphate has been used for postoperative pain. The objective was to determinate the improvement in pain and functional outcome of patients with distal radius fracture using intra-articular magnesium sulphate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with distal radius fracture treated with percutaneous pinning and cast immobilization was included and randomized into two groups...
September 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Ana M Rodrigues, Mónica Eusébio, Maria José Santos, Nélia Gouveia, Viviana Tavares, Pedro S Coelho, Jorge M Mendes, Jaime C Branco, Helena Canhão
Using a large population database, we showed that fragility fractures were highly prevalent in senior women and were associated with significant physical disability. However, treatment rates were low because osteoporosis treatment was not prescribed or not agreed to by the majority of women with prevalent fragility fractures. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to estimate prevalence of fragility fractures (FF), risk factors, and treatment rates in senior women and to assess impact of FF on physical function and quality of life...
March 7, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
N Alnaif, S Alrobaiea, Alain J Azzi, S Thibaudeau, M H Martin
Isolated avulsion fracture of the extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) tendon is a rare and poorly understood injury. We present a unique case of a 45-year-old male who fell on his flexed right hand. He presented with a subtle but extremely painful mass on the dorsum of his wrist. Ultrasound (U/S) imaging of the mass revealed an avulsed bone fragment attached to the ECRL tendon, confirming the clinical suspicion of an ECRL avulsion injury. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are well-documented imaging modalities to detect tendon avulsions...
March 7, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Hannah Shehata, Jerry Hizon
A 12-year-old girl presented to my office (JH) with bilateral wrist pain. She had fallen on both wrists palmar-flexed and then, while trying to get up, landed on both wrists dorsi-flexed. The patient did not hear any "pops," but felt immediate pain when her wrists hyperextended. Hand, wrist, and forearm x-rays were negative bilaterally for fractures. She was placed in bilateral thumb spica splints.
March 2018: Journal of Family Practice
Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
David Drynan, Milford McArthur, Ashray Vohora, Darren Hinton, Grant Menegon, Matthew P R Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Surgical planning in trauma is essential for optimal patient care and best patient outcomes. Digital radiography has improved the availability, convenience and access to radiographs worldwide as used in every trauma centre in Australia. One shortcoming, however, is the variability in magnification error associated with different anatomic regions. Accurate assessment of radiographs is paramount to proper surgical planning. METHODS: A retrospective review of 513 post-operative trauma radiographs of implants at a single centre, collected from January 2015 to August 2016, was measured by the four individual investigators...
March 1, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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