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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721003/patient-compliance-with-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-vte
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John Ross Blackwell, Parag Raval, John-Patrick Quigley, Amit Patel, Donald McBride
Venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) comprises pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and causes morbidity and mortality, particularly in trauma and orthopaedic patients. Prevalence of 0.9% and 1.2% respectively are reported, with mortality rates up to 13.8%. Chemical thromboprophylactic agents including low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) are considered cost effective in reducing VTE risk. Evidence for anti-platelets including Aspirin for VTE prophylaxis is less compelling and is not supported as monotherapy...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720040/distal-radius-fractures-aaos-appropriate-use-criteria-versus-actual-management-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James C Kyriakedes, Eugene Y Tsai, Douglas S Weinberg, Charles C Yu, Harry A Hoyen, Kevin Malone, Blaine T Bafus
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for distal radius fractures correlates with actual treatment by orthopedic hand surgeons at a level I trauma center. METHODS: ICD-9 codes were used to retrospectively identify patients who presented with wrist fractures over 1 year. Patients with isolated distal radius fractures were evaluated using the AAOS AUC application for distal radius fractures...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718317/hand-surgeons-and-orthopedic-trauma-surgeons-call-coverage-of-acute-upper-extremity-injuries-where-should-the-line-be-drawn
#3
Matthew B Cantlon, Andrew J Miller, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus as to which subspecialty service should cover acute upper extremity injuries in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of the present study is to understand how upper extremity injuries are currently triaged to specialists and to assess the current opinion among hand and orthopedic trauma specialists as to how these injuries should be best triaged based on injury location and severity. METHODS: The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) membership and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) membership were surveyed using a 28-item online questionnaire...
January 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717976/-trauma-surgery-in-pacific-small-island-developing-states-sids
#4
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H Oberli, C Martin
BACKGROUND: The small developing countries in the Pacific are grouped together as Small Island Development States (SIDS) because they face similar problems which they cannot cope with nationally. They are developing countries, so-called low and lower middle income countries (LMIC), are economically weak and the islands of the different nations are widely scattered. Approximately 80% of the 10 million inhabitants live in rural regions. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SURGICAL CAPACITY: Over 40% of patients in the surgical departments of hospitals are hospitalized for injuries, and this tendency is increasing...
July 17, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716100/quality-of-life-and-clinical-radiological-long-term-results-after-implant-associated-infections-in-patients-with-ankle-fracture-a-retrospective-matched-pair-study
#5
Patrick Ziegler, Donat Schlemer, Ingo Flesch, Sonja Bahrs, Ulrich Stoeckle, Sebastian Werner, Christian Bahrs
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are frequently occurring injuries. Despite the relatively simple operative technique, patients often suffer from postoperative complications. Little is known about postoperative treatment of implant-associated infections of the ankle. Therefore, this study shows and evaluates a treatment algorithm in long- and short-term outcomes compared to infection-free patients. METHODS: Data from patients of over 20 years of a level 1 trauma center and university hospital was retrospectively analyzed including age, gender, comorbidities, smoking status, fracture classification, number of revisions, length of in-patient stay due to fracture and infection, and results of microbiological specimen with the length of antibiotic treatment...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712882/perfusion-of-muscle-flaps-independent-of-the-anatomical-vascular-pedicle-pedicle-autonomy
#6
K Bradshaw, M Wagels
INTRODUCTION: Free muscle flaps are being used more commonly for complex lower limb reconstruction. Up to 33% of flaps used to reconstruct lower limb trauma will require an orthopaedic procedure after reconstruction. To date there have been only case reports detailing the variable survival of muscle flaps after actual or simulated pedicle injury and the process and timeframe of neovascularisation remains undefined. We aim to show that perfusion of a muscle flap is possible after injury to its anatomical vascular pedicle...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710974/predictors-of-recovery-in-cyclists-hospitalised-for-orthopaedic-trauma-following-an-on-road-crash
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Ben Beck, Christina L Ekegren, Peter Cameron, Elton R Edwards, Andrew Bucknill, Rodney Judson, Richard Page, Raphael Hau, Mark Stevenson, Belinda J Gabbe
BACKGROUND: As cycling-related injury rates are on the rise, there is a need to understand the long term outcomes of these patients in order to quantify the burden of injury and to inform injury prevention strategies. This study aimed to investigate predictors of return to work and functional recovery in a cohort of cyclists hospitalised for orthopaedic trauma from crashes occurring on-road. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR) was conducted for patients who were hospitalised for orthopaedic trauma following a cycling crash that occurred on-road between July 2007 and June 2015...
July 12, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710043/minimally-invasive-computer-navigation-assisted-endoscopic-transforaminal-interbody-fusion-with-bilateral-decompression-via-a-unilateral-approach-initial-clinical-experience-at-one-year-follow-up
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Yaqing Zhang, Chuang Xu, Yue Zhou, Bo Huang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach that was performed with a novel working retractor with an endoscopic system for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis associated with spinal stenosis, to minimize surgical trauma without compromising the quality of the treatment outcome. METHODS: In this case series, the procedure was performed in 17 patients...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706089/evaluation-of-the-geriatric-co-management-for-patients-with-fragility-fractures-of-the-proximal-femur-geriatric-fracture-centre-gfc-concept-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Alexander Joeris, Anahí Hurtado-Chong, Denise Hess, Vasiliki Kalampoki, Michael Blauth
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of fractures in the elderly population is a clinical challenge due partly to the presence of comorbidities. In a Geriatric Fracture Centre (GFC), patients are co-managed by a geriatrician in an attempt to improve clinical outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality. Until now the beneficial effect of orthogeriatric co-management has not been definitively proven. The primary objective of this study is to determine the effect of GFC on predefined major adverse events related to a hip fracture compared to usual care centres (UCC)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697078/segmental-bone-defect-treated-with-the-induced-membrane-technique
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Sanjit R Konda, Mark Gage, Nina Fisher, Kenneth A Egol
PURPOSE: Posttraumatic bone defects in the setting of severe open injuries of the lower extremity present a significant challenge for orthopaedic trauma surgeons. The induced membrane technique, also known as the Masquelet technique, has been shown to be generally successful in achieving bony union. This video demonstrates the use of the Masquelet technique for a large (18 cm) femoral defect. METHODS: The Masquelet technique is a 2-stage process. The first stage involves debridement of all devitalized tissue, using open reduction and internal fixation, and placement of a cement spacer with or without antibiotics...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685399/reliability-of-a-four-column-classification-for-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Alfredo Martínez-Rondanelli, Sara Sofía Escobar-González, Alejandro Henao-Alzate, Juan Pablo Martínez-Cano
PURPOSE: A four-column classification system offers a different way of evaluating tibial plateau fractures. The aim of this study is to compare the intra-observer and inter-observer reliability between four-column and classic classifications. METHODS: This is a reliability study, which included patients presenting with tibial plateau fractures between January 2013 and September 2015 in a level-1 trauma centre. Four orthopaedic surgeons blindly classified each fracture according to four different classifications: AO, Schatzker, Duparc and four-column...
July 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684099/an-analysis-of-the-most-commonly-tested-topics-and-their-taxonomy-from-recent-self-assessment-examinations
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Chad A Krueger, Sean Moroze, Andrew S Murtha, Jessica C Rivera
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the most commonly tested topics and the question taxonomy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Self-Assessment Examinations (SAE) from 2009 through 2014. DESIGN: All SAEs were analyzed from 2009 through 2014. The SAEs were separated by subject and the questions of each SAE were analyzed for topic, taxonomic classification, and question type. RESULTS: A total of 2107 questions were reviewed from 10 different subjects...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683495/osteoimmunology-influence-of-the-immune-system-on-bone-regeneration-and-consumption
#13
Andreas Limmer, Dieter C Wirtz
Background Stimulating bone regeneration is a central aim in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. Although the replacement of bone with artificial materials like cement or apatite helps to keep up bone stability, new bone often cannot be regenerated. Increasing research efforts have led to the clinical application of growth factors stimulating bone growth (e.g. bone morphogenic protein, BMP) and inhibitors preventing bone consumption (e.g. RANKL blocking antibodies). These factors mostly concentrate on stimulating osteoblast or preventing osteoclast activity...
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682219/task-shifting-of-orthopaedic-surgery-to-non-physician-clinicians-in-malawi-effective-and-safe
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Torsten J Wilhelm, Kondwani Dzimbiri, Victoria Sembereka, Martin Gumeni, Olaf Bach, Henning Mothes
There is a shortage of orthopaedic surgeons in Malawi. Orthopaedic clinical officers (OCOs) treat trauma patients and occasionally perform major orthopaedic surgery. No studies have assessed the efficacy and safety of their work. The aim of this study was to evaluate their contribution to major orthopaedic surgery at Zomba Central Hospital. Data about orthopaedic procedures during 2006-2010 were collected from theatre books. We selected major amputations and open reductions and plating for outcome analysis and collected details from files...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681710/acute-and-chronic-pain-in-orthopaedic-and-rheumatologic-diseases-mechanisms-and-characteristics
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REVIEW
Ignazio Francesco Masala, Francesco Caso, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fausto Salaffi, Fabiola Atzeni
Pain is one of the most frequent clinical symptoms encountered by orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists as it is one of the main reasons for patients seeking medical help. Traumas and/or inflammatory rheumatologic diseases give rise to two different types of acute pain, but their chronic evolution is so similar that they both need to be treated as early as possible. It is now widely accepted that chronic pain is a disease per se, and that its location may be less important than the way in which it is perceived by people suffering from it...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680896/the-influence-of-incision-type-on-patient-satisfaction-after-plate-fixation-of-clavicle-fractures
#16
Dave R Shukla, William J Rubenstein, Leslie A Barnes, Mark J Klion, James N Gladstone, Jaehon M Kim, Edmond Cleeman, David A Forsh, Bradford O Parsons
BACKGROUND: Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the clavicle is a common procedure that has been shown to have improved outcomes over nonoperative treatment. Several incisions can be used to approach clavicle fractures, the decision of which is variable among surgeons. PURPOSE: To compare patient satisfaction and subjective outcomes between patients with a longitudinal incision versus those with a necklace incision for the treatment of diaphyseal clavicle fractures...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678127/what-s-new-in-orthopaedic-trauma
#17
David C Teague, Lindsay Hickerson, William J Ertl
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July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678121/predicting-and-preventing-loss-to-follow-up-of-adult-trauma-patients-in-randomized-controlled-trials-an-example-from-the-flow-trial
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Kim Madden, Taryn Scott, Paula McKay, Brad A Petrisor, Kyle J Jeray, Stephanie L Tanner, Mohit Bhandari, Sheila Sprague
BACKGROUND: High loss-to-follow-up rates are a risk in even the most rigorously designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Consequently, predicting and preventing loss to follow-up are important methodological considerations. We hypothesized that certain baseline characteristics are associated with a greater likelihood of patients being lost to follow-up. Our primary objective was to determine which baseline characteristics are associated with loss to follow-up within 12 months after an open fracture in adult patients participating in the Fluid Lavage of Open Wounds (FLOW) trial...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666048/readability-of-orthopedic-trauma-patient-education-materials-on-the-internet
#19
Rohith Mohan, Paul H Yi, Saam Morshed
In this study, we used the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Scale to determine the readability levels of orthopedic trauma patient education materials on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website and to examine how subspecialty coauthorship affects readability level. Included articles from the AAOS online patient education library and the AAOS OrthoPortal website were categorized as trauma or broken bones and injuries on the AAOS online library or were screened by study authors for relevance to orthopedic trauma...
May 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656318/efficiency-of-fragment-specific-fixation-plates-in-the-treatment-of-comminuted-distal-radial-fractures
#20
Elhadi Musaab Elhadi Babikir, Eyad Daood Al-Maqdassy, Khalid Hasan, Shamsi Abdul Hameed, Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Mohammed Mubarak Al-Ateeq Al-Dosari
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical, radiologic and functional outcome of treating comminuted intra-articular distal radius fractures with fragment specific fixation. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 25 unstable intra-articular distal radius fractures (type C2 AO) that had fragment specific fixation done in the orthopaedic department of the Hamad General Hospital (level 1 trauma center) over three years (2010-2013), with a follow up of one year post-operatively...
June 27, 2017: International Orthopaedics
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