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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943234/association-between-antidepressants-and-fall-related-injuries-among-long-term-care-residents
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Jennifer C Macri, Andrea Iaboni, Julia G Kirkham, Colleen Maxwell, Sudeep S Gill, Akshya Vasudev, Marlo Whitehead, Dallas P Seitz
OBJECTIVES: Antidepressants are associated with an increased risk of falls although little is known of the comparative risks of different types of antidepressants or individuals who are at greatest risk for falls. We examined the association between new use of antidepressants and fall-related injuries among older adults in long-term care (LTC). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: This was a matched, retrospective cohort study involving LTC residents in Ontario, Canada, from 2008 to 2014...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942705/clinical-outcome-after-plaster-cast-fixation-for-10%C3%A2-days-versus-1%C3%A2-month-in-reduced-distal-radius-fractures-a-prospective-randomized-study
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A Christersson, S Larsson, B Sandén
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate clinical results after plaster cast fixation for 10 days versus 1 month of moderately displaced and reduced distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a prospective randomized study, 109 patients with moderately displaced and conservatively treated distal radius fractures (age ≥50 years) were randomized 10 days after reduction to either removal of the plaster cast and immediate mobilization (active group) or to continued plaster cast fixation for another 3 weeks (control group)...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941121/do-instability-markers-predict-satisfactory-reduction-and-requirement-for-later-surgery-in-emergency-department-patients-with-wrist-fracture
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Amar Winayak, Alyza Gossat, Jenny Cooper, Peter Ritchie, Wei Lim, Sharon Klim, Anne-Maree Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Research suggests that the presence of instability markers in patients with displaced distal radial fractures is associated with poorer outcome. Our aims were to determine whether the presence of previously defined instability markers could predict the likelihood of successful ED reduction and requirement for a secondary procedure after ED reduction. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study performed by medical record review. Adult ED patients coded as having an isolated wrist fracture and having fracture reduction in ED were eligible for inclusion...
September 23, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931338/functional-outcomes-of-distal-radius-fractures-with-and-without-ulnar-styloid-fractures-a-meta-analysis
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Marjolein A M Mulders, Lili J Fuhri Snethlage, Robert-Jan O de Muinck Keizer, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the functional outcomes of patients with a distal radius fracture with and without a concomitant fracture of the ulnar styloid process. A systematic literature search was performed to identify all studies comparing patients with a distal radius fracture with and without an ulnar styloid process fracture. The initial search revealed 511 articles, of which 12 articles with a total of 2243 patients were included; 1196 patients with and 1047 patients without an ulnar styloid process fracture...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928049/role-for-cementoplasty-in-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-cadaver-study-and-application-to-arthroscopy
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V Fontaine, M Grunberg, J Soret, K El-Youssef, L E Gayet, R Taberne
BACKGROUND: Die-punch intra-articular fractures of the distal radius raise surgical challenges. The residual articular step-off must be less than 1mm to prevent the development of radio-carpal osteoarthritis. The objectives of this cadaver study were to evaluate whether cementoplasty was effective in reducing die-punch fractures and to determine whether this technique was feasible as an arthroscopic procedure. HYPOTHESIS: Cementoplasty performed as an arthroscopic procedure is effective in treating die-punch fractures...
September 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923035/comparison-of-volar-flexion-ulnar-deviation-and-functional-position-cast-immobilization-in-the-non-operative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fracture-in-elderly-patients-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Lauri Raittio, Antti Launonen, Teemu Hevonkorpi, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir Sumrein, Minna Laitinen, Ville M Mattila
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the best treatment method in terms of function, pain, and quality of life. Although the majority of these fractures are treated non-operatively with cast immobilization, valid scientific evidence of the optimal cast immobilization is lacking. In addition, several publications, including Cochrane review have outlined the need for more evidence to determine the most appropriate method of cast immobilization...
September 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921041/stabilization-of-scaphoid-type-b2-fractures-with-one-or-two-headless-compression-screws
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S Quadlbauer, T Beer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, A Tichy, T Hausner, M Leixnering
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the scaphoid account for the most commonly injured carpal bone. Minimally displaced fractures of the waist will heal in 85-90% when using a below elbow cast. However, fractures with displacement have a higher risk for nonunion. Therefore, open reduction and fixation with headless compression screws (HCS) have become the preferred method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome of unstable scaphoid B2 type fractures, stabilized using one or two headless compression screws...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917548/volar-capsular-release-after-distal-radius%C3%A2-fractures
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Robin N Kamal, David S Ruch
PURPOSE: Loss of full wrist range of motion is common after treatment of distal radius fractures. Loss of wrist extension limiting functional activities, although uncommon, can occur after volar plating of distal radius fractures. Unlike other joints in which capsular release is a common form of treatment for stiffness, this has been approached with caution in the wrist owing to concerns for carpal instability. We tested the null hypothesis that hardware removal and open volar capsular release would not lead to improved upper extremity-specific patient-reported outcome (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] questionnaire)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913569/antegrade-intramedullary-kirschner-wire-fixation-of-displaced-metacarpal-shaft-fractures
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E M van Bussel, R M Houwert, T J M Kootstra, M van Heijl, D Van der Velde, Ph Wittich, J Keizer
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to analyze complications and patient-related functional outcome after antegrade intramedullary Kirschner-wire fixation of metacarpal shaft fractures. METHODS: All consecutive patients treated from January 2010 until December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed using patient logs and radiographic images. Indications for operative fixation were angulation > 40°, shortening > 2 mm, or rotational deficit. Complications were registered from the patient logs...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913382/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-the-patient-rated-wris-t-evaluation
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Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani, Ali Moradi, Ehsan Vahedi, Sayyed Hadi Sayyed Hoseinian, Zohreh Jahani, Maedeh Rahmani, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
BACKGROUND: The patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score is one of the most common clinical instruments used as an outcome measurement tool for distal radius fractures and other upper extremity conditions. The purpose of this study was to translate the PRWE into its Persian version and to evaluate its validity and reliability in patients with upper extremity conditions. METHODS: One hundred and fourthly one adult patients with upper extremity conditions participated in this ethical board approved study from August 2015 to May 2016...
July 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912085/the-evaluation-of-the-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-wrist-examination-findings-for-predicting-fractures
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Yesim Eyler, Mustafa Sever, Ali Turgut, Necmiye Yalcin, Nur Zafer, Aslı Suner, Ersin Aksay, Murat Yesilaras
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August 24, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911888/postoperative-imaging-of-orthopaedic-hardware-in-the-hand-and-wrist-is-there-an-added-value-for-tomosynthesis
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A De Silvestro, K Martini, A S Becker, T D L Kim-Nguyen, R Guggenberger, M Calcagni, T Frauenfelder
AIM: To prospectively investigate digital tomosynthesis (DTS) as an alternative to digital radiography (DR) for postoperative imaging of orthopaedic hardware after trauma or arthrodesis in the hand and wrist. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six consecutive patients (12 female, median age 36 years, range 19-86 years) were included in this institutional review board approved clinical trial. Imaging was performed with DTS in dorso-palmar projection and DR was performed in dorso-palmar, lateral, and oblique views...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906304/comparison-of-expert-opinion-majority-rule-and-a-clinical-prediction-rule-to-estimate-distal-radius-malalignment
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Toni Luokkala, Tapio Flinkkilä, Juha Paloneva, Teemu V Karjalaine
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the ability of individual surgeons (expert opinion [EO]) to predict distal radius fracture healing above a threshold malalignment compared with the majority prediction of the group of surgeons ("majority rule," [MR]) and a statistically derived clinical prediction formula (Edinburgh wrist calculator [EWC]). DESIGN: Comparative diagnostic study from prospectively collected data of consecutive patients. SETTING: Two academic level 1 and one academic level 2 trauma centers...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902755/treatment-of-acute-carpal-bone-fractures
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Chad Hulsopple, Jesse Deluca, Christopher Jonas
Carpal bone fractures are common hand fractures that can be complicated by concomitant damage to surrounding structures, chronic comorbidities, or delays in diagnosis. This article provides an overview of wrist anatomy, an expedited review of the athlete's presenting condition, and a systematic approach to the evaluation of the wrist. Recommended treatment plans are based on a review of the literature and an evidence-based approach to imaging studies. It is imperative that sports medicine providers be aware of current literature for carpal bone fractures and collaborate with other medical subspecialties and the athlete to provide recommendations for a safe return to play...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893496/the-short-term-effects-of-hot-packs-vs-therapeutic-whirlpool-on-active-wrist-range-of-motion-for-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mike Szekeres, Joy C MacDermid, Ruby Grewal, Trevor Birmingham
STUDY DESIGN: Blinded randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: It is generally accepted that heat is beneficial for improving range of motion (ROM). However, the mechanism of action is not clearly understood, and the optimal method of heat application has not been established. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To investigate the immediate effects of using a moist hot pack (MHP) vs therapeutic whirlpool bath (WB) for improving wrist ROM during a therapy session for patients with distal radius fracture...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885132/no-long-term-risk-of-wrist-osteoarthritis-due-to-subchondral-haematomas-in-distal-radial-fractures
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Ante Mrkonjic, Mats Geijer, Tommy Lindau, Magnus Tägil
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study of distal radius fractures was to determine if a subchondral haematoma in an unfractured compartment predicts secondary osteoarthritis. METHODS: In 1995-1997, 41 patients, 22 women, a median age of 41 years (20-57 years) with a displaced distal radius fracture underwent diagnostic wrist arthroscopy in addition to the fracture treatment. In 12 patients (7/12 women), subchondral haematomas were identified in a joint compartment not involved in the fracture...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884097/perilunate-carpal-dislocation-clinical-evaluation-of-patients-operated-with-reduction-and-percutaneous-fixation-without-capsular-ligament-repair
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Adriano Bastos Pinho, Roberto Luiz Sobania
OBJECTIVE: To qualitatively assess surgeries performed in patients with perilunate dislocations without associated fractures, who were operated using the closed reduction and percutaneous fixation method. The follow-up time ranged from one to seven years. METHODS: 628 patient records with traumatic wrist injuries, operated by the same group of Hand Surgeons between 2008 and 2014 due to acute trauma were collected, with a mean follow-up of 3.2 years. Of these, 51 were cases of perilunate fracture-dislocations, and 38 were pure perilunate dislocations without associated fractures; of these, only 32 underwent percutaneous fixation without ligamentous repair, thus meeting the inclusion criteria...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882374/does-concomitant-ulnar-styloid-fracture-and-distal-radius-fracture-portend-poorer-outcomes-a-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Chaoqun Yuan, Hanyu Zhang, Hongjun Liu, Jiaxiang Gu
PURPOSE: An ulnar styloid fracture often occur in association with a distal radial fracture. Whether an ulnar styloid fracture interfere with the results of a distal radial fracture still remains controversial. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of an accompanying ulnar styloid fracture on clinical outcomes in patients with distal radial fractures. METHODS: A meta-analysis of published studies comparing outcomes of distal radial fractures with an ulnar styloid fracture versus isolated distal radial fractures was performed...
August 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878540/bare-medial-epicondyle-physeal-fracture-of-the-humerus-a-case-report
#19
Takashi Oda, Kenji Watanabe
We identified an unusual case of the medial epiondyle physeal fracture, which has been caused by a direct blow, accompanied with complete stripping of soft tissue. Surgery was performed for open reduction and internal fixation of the medial epicondyle and reattachment of the anterior oblique bundle of medial collateral ligament and flexor muscle origin. Six months after the surgery, strength of wrist flexion and forearm pronation, range of motion and valgus stability of the left elbow had recovered. One year after the injury, radiographs showed atrophy and sclerosis of the medial epicondylar apophysis...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878447/anterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy-mimicking-rupture-of-the-index-flexor-digitorum-profundus-after-volar-locking-plate-fixation-of-a-distal-radius-fracture
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Takaaki Shinohara, Sayako Takahashi, Hitoshi Hirata
We describe the case of a patient with distal radius fracture who became unable to flex the distal interphalangeal joint of the index finger after internal fixation using a volar locking plate. There was palpable crepitus with active thumb motion, and wrist radiographs showed prominence of the volar plate at the watershed line. Therefore, our initial diagnosis was plate-induced closed rupture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon of the index finger. However, upon surgical removal of the plate, no tendon rupture was found...
August 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
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