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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089469/does-barbed-suture-lower-cost-and-improve-outcome-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vincent W K Chan, Ping-Keung Chan, Kwong-Yuen Chiu, Chun-Hoi Yan, Fu-Yuen Ng
BACKGROUND: Wound closure is key to prevent infection, facilitate immediate rehabilitation, and improve efficiency of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Continuous knotless suturing with barbed suture can potentially save time and distribute tension more evenly. However, its role in TKA in terms of cost-effectiveness and wound complications is not clear. This study aims at comparing barbed and traditional sutures' wound closure time and cost in primary TKA. METHODS: One hundred nine knees were randomized into either barbed or traditional group...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072901/achilles-tendon-repair-using-the-internalbrace%C3%A2-principle
#2
Graeme P Hopper, Gordon M Mackay
Despite extensive research, the management of acute ruptures of the Achilles tendon remains an area of controversy, and there is no consensus regarding the optimal treatment. An InternalBrace™ (Arthrex, Inc., Naples, Florida) is a ligament augmentation repair using high strength sutures/tape and knotless bone anchors which encourages healing and allows early mobilization. This article describes, with video illustration, a knotless Achilles tendon repair technique using the InternalBrace™ principle.
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007289/a-new-method-of-chest-drain-wound-closure-using-knotless-suture-material
#3
Min Soo Kim, Jong Ho Cho
Removal of a chest tube drain could be distressful experience for many patients. Pain, unsightly scar, and possible complications such as pneumothorax are common after the removal of a chest tube. A new method of chest drain wound closure using knotless suture material has been employed, which could alleviate pain and unsightly scar. This suture utilizes a unidirectional anchoring barb, which eliminates the need to tie and does not slip back. This new method of wound closure for chest tube site is a convenient method with advantages of leaving a less unsightly scar and less pain during the chest tube removal process...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005121/limited-incision-knotless-achilles-tendon-repair
#4
Andrew R Hsu
Acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures, which are increasingly common among athletes, can result in significant functional limitations and decreased quality of life when not managed appropriately. The various surgical techniques for treating Achilles ruptures include open repair with Krackow locking sutures, percutaneous repair, and limited-incision repair with suture-passing jigs. Less invasive techniques have been developed to optimize the functional benefits of surgery while reducing delayed wound healing, infection, and other postoperative complications...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975065/biomechanical-comparison-of-modified-suture-bridge-using-rip-stop-versus-traditional-suture-bridge-for-rotator-cuff-repair
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ZiYing Wu, Chong Zhang, Peng Zhang, TianWu Chen, ShiYi Chen, JiWu Chen
Purpose. To compare the biomechanical properties of 3 suture-bridge techniques for rotator cuff repair. Methods. Twelve pair-matched fresh-frozen shoulder specimens were randomized to 3 groups of different repair types: the medially Knotted Suture Bridge (KSB), the medially Untied Suture Bridge (USB), and the Modified Suture Bridge (MSB). Cyclic loading and load-to-failure test were performed. Parameters of elongation, stiffness, load at failure, and mode of failure were recorded. Results. The MSB technique had the significantly greatest load to failure (515...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909680/anatomic-labral-repair-in-the-hip-using-a-knotless-tensionable-suture-anchor
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Carlos Suarez-Ahedo, Timothy J Martin, John P Walsh, Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Parth Lodhia, Benjamin G Domb
To perform a proper labral repair, most surgeons use anchors to secure the labrum to the acetabular bone. We aim to describe a technique for labral repair with a knotless tensionable suture anchor. This technique uses a looped suture configuration, allowing selective tensioning of the repair to maintain the anatomic suction seal of the hip. The use of this technique is easily reproducible and reduces the surgical time compared with previous techniques.
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890337/a-double-button-adjustable-loop-device-is-biomechanically-equivalent-to-tension-band-wire-in-the-fixation-of-transverse-patellar-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
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Fucai Han, Christopher Jon Pearce, David Q K Ng, Amit K Ramruttun, Desmond Y R Chong, Diarmuid Murphy, Chin Tat Lim, Bernard C S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Tension-band wire fixation of patellar fractures is associated with significant hardware-related complications and infection. Braided polyester suture fixation is an alternative option. However, these suture fixations have higher failure rates due to the difficulty in achieving rigid suture knot fixation. The Arthrex syndesmotic TightRope, which is a double-button adjustable loop fixation device utilizing a 4-point locking system using FibreWire, may not only offer stiff rigid fixation using a knotless system, but may also obviate the need for implant removal due to hardware related problems...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871971/speed-bridge-arthroscopic-reinsertion-of-tibial-eminence-fracture-complementary-to-the-adjustable-button-fixation-technique
#8
A Hardy, L Casabianca, O Grimaud, A Meyer
In comminuted fractures of the intercondyloid eminence of the tibial spine, the quality of the reduction and the arthroscopic fixation, notably adjustable suture button fixation, is sometimes disappointing with reduction defects of the anterior bone block. In the Speed-Bridge technique, the two traction sutures of the adjustable button fixation are replaced with two braided sutures of different colors. After the button is placed above the eminence, reduction is obtained by tightening the loop of the button...
November 18, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768519/five-year-single-center-experience-for-retroperitoneoscopic-ureterolithotomy
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Yong Sung Won, Seung-Ju Lee, Hee Youn Kim, Dong Sup Lee
INTRODUCTION: Narrow working space is a major problem to overcome during retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy. We evaluated initial 5 years experience of retroperitoneoscopic ureterolithotomy for large impacted upper ureteral calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2015, a total of 37 consecutive patients were evaluated. A 12-mm camera port at middle of midaxillary line and two 5-mm working ports in posterior axillary line were created...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764571/technical-feasibility-of-enterotomy-closure-with-knotless-barbed-suture-material-v-loc-180-in-esophagojejunostomy-using-linear-stapler-during-totally-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Dong Jin Kim, Wook Kim, Jun Hyun Lee
PURPOSE: Intra-corporeal esophagojejunostomy (EJ) using a linear stapler creates a stapler entry hole that requires secure closure during the totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG) procedure for gastric cancer. Since a standard method has not been established yet, the feasibility of using V-loc 180 (Covidien, Mansfield, MA, USA) suture material was evaluated in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During January 2012 to March 2015, 25 patients who underwent linear stapling EJ and V-loc 180 closure of remaining enterotomy were included in this study...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752817/laparoscopic-percutaneous-jejunostomy-with-intracorporeal-v-loc-jejunopexy-in-esophageal-cancer
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Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Ling Hsiao, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Pei-Ming Huang, Jang-Ming Lee
BACKGROUND: Barbed sutures are widely used in various laparoscopic digestive surgeries. The purpose of this paper is to present our initial experience of laparoscopic percutaneous jejunostomy with unidirectional barbed sutures in esophageal cancer patients and compare it with our early cases using traditional transabdominal sutures. METHODS: A total of 118 esophageal cancer patients who underwent laparoscopic percutaneous jejunostomy were identified in a single institution in Taiwan from June 2014 to May 2016...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733881/arthroscopic-double-row-transosseous-equivalent-rotator-cuff-repair-with-a-knotless-self-reinforcing-technique
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William R Mook, Joshua A Greenspoon, Peter J Millett
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a significant cause of shoulder morbidity. Surgical techniques for repair have evolved to optimize the biologic and mechanical variables critical to tendon healing. Double-row repairs have demonstrated superior biomechanical advantages to a single-row. METHODS: The preferred technique for rotator cuff repair of the senior author was reviewed and described in a step by step fashion. The final construct is a knotless double row transosseous equivalent construct...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731517/laparoscopic-gastropexy-using-knotless-unidirectional-suture-and-an-articulated-endoscopic-suturing-device-seven-cases
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Kristin A Coleman, Sean Adams, Daniel D Smeak, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for laparoscopic incisional gastropexy using an articulated endoscopic suturing device with knotless unidirectional barbed suture in healthy large breed dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. ANIMALS: Healthy client-owned dogs presented for prophylactic gastropexy and weighing >20 kg (n=7). METHODS: Incisional gastropexy was performed using a single port access system with an articulated endoscopic suturing device...
November 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728954/anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-with-internal-brace-ligament-augmentation
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William T Wilson, Graeme P Hopper, Paul A Byrne, Gordon M MacKay
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using tendon or ligament autograft is the gold standard surgical treatment for acute ruptures; however, this is still associated with subsequent problems and variable outcomes. Renewed interest in healing of injured ACL tissue has led to new surgical repair techniques. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of one of the first patients to undergo this novel procedure of ACL repair with internal bracing. An internal brace is a bridging concept using braided suture tape and knotless bone anchors to reinforce ligament strength...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699517/modified-overlap-method-using-knotless-barbed-sutures-mobs-for-intracorporeal-esophagojejunostomy-after-totally-laparoscopic-gastrectomy
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Sang-Yong Son, Long-Hai Cui, Ho-Jung Shin, Cheulsu Byun, Hoon Hur, Sang-Uk Han, Yong Kwan Cho
BACKGROUND: Compared to end-to-side anastomosis with a circular stapler, the overlap method is favored for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy because it facilitates handling of the stapler, even in narrow spaces, and wider anastomosis. However, it associates with technical difficulties during anastomosis, including difficult traction on the esophageal stump that necessitates stay sutures. Here, we introduce a new modified overlap method that employs knotless barbed sutures (MOBS) and report the outcomes of our case series...
October 3, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699462/barbed-sutures-in-body-contouring-outcome-analysis-of-695-procedures-in-623-patients-and-technical-advances
#16
Dominik Duscher, Michael S Pollhammer, Raphael Wenny, Andreas Shamiyeh, Manfred Schmidt, Georg M Huemer
INTRODUCTION: Surgical wound closure is often complicated by suture-related issues. The recent introduction of knotless barbed sutures may address the shortcomings of conventional sutures and offer the additional benefit of reduced operating time. In this paper, we describe our experience with barbed sutures for body-contouring procedures. We share technical insights and evaluate postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective assessment of prospectively collected data over a period of more than 5 years was undertaken...
December 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697181/editorial-commentary-can-passive-muscle-stiffness-in-a-cadaveric-study-be-clinically-related-to-using-knotted-versus-knotless-rotator-cuff-repair
#17
Maxwell C Park
Is a biomechanical cadaveric study to assess the effect of rotator cuff tear size and repair technique on supraspinatus muscle stiffness clinically relevant? A study in this issue compared double-row and knotless transosseous-equivalent repairs, but notably, muscle loading was not simulated. Results showed that the knotless transosseous-equivalent repair for larger tears demonstrated a more uniform stiffness distribution across the supraspinatus muscle compared with the double-row repair. However, given the inherently asymmetrical functional anatomy and morphology of the supraspinatus tendon-muscle unit, when muscle tone exists, the effect of the repair technique on muscle stiffness in vivo may not be determined based on the findings of this study...
October 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679134/unidirectional-knotless-barbed-suture-for-laparoscopic-myomectomy-fertility-pregnancy-and-delivery-outcomes
#18
A Racca, F Alessandri, U Leone Roberti Maggiore, S Fausta, P L Venturini, S Ferrero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614823/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-3-different-arthroscopic-lateral-ankle-stabilization-techniques-in-36-cadaveric-ankles
#19
James M Cottom, Joseph S Baker, Phillip E Richardson, Jared M Maker
Arthroscopic lateral ankle stabilization has become an increasingly popular option among foot and ankle surgeons to address lateral ankle instability, because it combines a modified Broström-Gould procedure with the ability to address any intra-articular pathologic findings at the same session. The present study evaluated 3 different constructs in a cadaveric model. Thirty-six fresh frozen cadaver limbs were used, and the anterior talofibular ligament was identified and sectioned. The specimens were then placed into 1 of 3 groups...
November 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582985/the-temporal-outcomes-of-open-versus-arthroscopic-knotted-and-knotless-rotator-cuff-repair-over-5-years
#20
Thomas R Lucena, Patrick H Lam, Neal L Millar, George Ac Murrell
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to determine how repair technique influenced structural and clinical outcomes at 5 years post-surgery. METHODS: Three cohorts of patients had repair of a symptomatic rotator cuff tear using (i) an open double-row mattress repair technique (n = 25); (ii) arthroscopic single-row simple suture knotted technique (n = 25); or (iii) arthroscopic single-row inverted mattress knotless technique (n = 36) by one surgeon. Standardized patient- and examiner-determined outcomes were obtained pre-operatively and postoperatively with a validated protocol, ultrasound were also performed at the same time...
October 2015: Shoulder & Elbow
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