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fracture olecranon

D Bustamante-Suárez de Puga, R Cebrián-Gómez, E Villegas-Robles, J Sanz-Reig, J Más-Martínez, C M Verdú-Román, M Morales-Santías, E Martínez-Giménez
BACKGROUND: Open «arthrolysis» has been the standard treatment for elbow stiffness, with good results. However, the associated complications of open arthrolysis and the advancements in arthroscopic surgery have allowed including the latter as an additional approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and March 2016, 6 patients with posttraumatic elbow stiffness underwent arthroscopic surgery by the same surgical team. Pre- and post-operative assessment included pain with a numerical visual analogue scale, elbow joint range of motion with a goniometer and the Mayo Elbow Performance Index questionnaire...
September 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Jeremy Kubik, Prism Schneider, Richard Buckley, Robert Korley, Paul Duffy, Ryan Martin
OBJECTIVES: The surgical reduction of intra-articular olecranon fractures is judged primarily on the lateral elbow radiograph, as orthogonal imaging of the articular surface is not obtainable. We sought to determine surgeon accuracy in identifying intra-articular olecranon malreductions on the lateral elbow radiograph. METHODS: Six human fresh-frozen cadaveric elbow specimens were sagittally sectioned in 5-mm increments after olecranon dissection, preservation of soft tissue envelope, and rigid fixation of the elbow in an external fixator...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Yun-Xiang Zhong, Xiong-Hui Zhang, Guo-Xiong Cai, Hong-Zhi Zhou, Wen-Li Yang, Xi-Bin Pan, Long-Zhou Guan, Huo-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy, advantages and disadvantages of internal and external elbow joint approach and olecranon osteotomy approach for the treatment of intercondylar fracture of humerus. METHODS: From October 2012 to May 2016, 18 cases of intercondylar fracture of humerus were treated by operation including 12 males and 6 females with a mean age of 33.5 years old (ranged from 4 to 56 years old); 8 cases were operated by internal and external elbow joint approach, 10 cases were operated by olecranon osteotomy approach...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Timothy B Griffith, James Kercher, S Clifton Willimon, Crystal Perkins, Xavier A Duralde
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an increasing rate of adolescent elbow injuries, especially in throwing athletes, the purpose of this review is to investigate the current literature regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and non-operative and operative outcomes of medial epicondyle fractures, ulnar collateral ligament repair, osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow, and olecranon stress fractures. RECENT FINDINGS: Acceptable outcomes with both non-operative and operative treatments of medial epicondyle fractures have been reported, with surgical indications continuing to evolve...
February 14, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Charalampos G Zalavras, Efthymios Papasoulis
Intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus are complex injuries that can considerably limit elbow function if not treated appropriately. Surgical management is indicated for most intra-articular distal humerus fractures with the goal of restoring elbow range of motion and function. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with plates and screws has been the preferred surgical option. Double plating is recommended for bicolumnar fractures and plates can be applied either parallel or orthogonal to each other...
February 5, 2018: International Orthopaedics
G David Potter, Daniel Mascarenhas, Marcus F Sciadini, Anthony R Carlini, Robert V O'Toole, Raymond A Pensy
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether "center-center" position is ideal starting point for minimum fracture displacement when placing an intramedullary screw in the ulna. METHODS: Thirty-six arms (average age, 82 years) underwent a posterior approach to the olecranon and were randomized into 3 groups: center-center (center in sagittal plane, center in coronal plane), posterior-lateral (posterior in sagittal plane, lateral in coronal plane), posterior-medial (posterior in sagittal plane, medial in coronal plane)...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Anaïs Delgove, Romain Weigert, Vincent Casoli
BACKGROUND: The medial triceps brachii is vascularized by the middle collateral artery and the arterial circle of the elbow. This vascularization allows a distal pedicled use to cover soft tissue defects of the elbow. We report our experience using this flap to cover traumatic and postsurgical wounds. METHODS: Patients who underwent a pedicled medial triceps brachii flap procedure between 2008 and 2015 were included. Data concerning characteristics of the patients, wound size, surgical technique, and complications were retrospectively reviewed...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Onur Tunalı, Ali Erşen, Tuna Pehlivanoğlu, Serkan Bayram, Ata C Atalar, Mehmet Demirhan
PURPOSE: In distal humerus fractures, the goal is to achieve a functional range of motion of 30°-130° which is not always possible. The aims of the study were to evaluate the functional results after distal humerus fracture operation and to investigate the risk factors for stiffness. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2014, 75 patients with the mean age of 37.8 years (17-80) underwent open reduction and plate fixation for distal humerus fractures. Range of motion (ROM), Mayo elbow performance scores, and quick DASH scores were used for functional evaluation...
February 1, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Kranti V Peddada, Brian T Sullivan, Adam Margalit, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: It is important to estimate the likelihood that a pediatric fracture is caused by osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), especially the least severe type of OI (type 1). METHODS: We reviewed records of 29,101 pediatric patients with fractures from 2003 through 2015. We included patients with closed fractures not resulting from motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds, nonaccidental trauma, or bone lesions. Patients with OI of any type were identified through International Classification of Diseases-9 code...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Zheng-Feng Mei, Wen-Tao Lei, Dong-Hui Huang, Qi-Hui Zhao, Hang-Bo Qu, Lian-Zhi Ni
OBJECTIVE: To explore the surgical method and clinical outcome of modified osteotomy of olecranon for the treatment of inter-condylar fracture of humerus. METHODS: From May 2007 to December 2012, 32 patients of intercondylar fracture of humerus were treated surgically through the approach of modified osteotomy of olecranon. The patients were 21 males and 11 females with a mean age of 46.3 years (ranged 18 to 65 years). Nineteen fractures occurred on the right extremity and 13 on the left extremity...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Xiu-Wu Guo, Jian Fan, Feng Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of olecranon osteotomy approach for the treatment of coronal shear fracture of the distal end of the humerus. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made on the clinical data of 34 patients with the coronal shear fracture of the distal end of the humerus treated by the olecranon osteotomy approach from January 2005 to January 2013. Of 34 cases, there were 15 boys and 19 girls, aged from 17 years to 84 years (mean, 54.9±10...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Alexandre Fournet, Jean-François Boursier, Solène Corbeau, Adeline Decambron, Véronique Viateau, Pascal Fayolle, Anne-Sophie Bedu, Dimitri Leperlier, Mathieu Manassero
OBJECTIVES:  This article aimed to describe olecranon fracture in dogs and cats and their stabilization with tension band wiring or plate osteosynthesis, and to evaluate complications associated with each technique. METHODS:  Medical records of cats and dogs that had been surgically treated for olecranon fractures with either tension band wiring or plate osteosynthesis were retrospectively reviewed. The surgical technique, complications and long-term outcomes were assessed...
January 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Allison L Boden, Charles A Daly, Poonam P Dalwadi, Stephanie A Boden, William C Hutton, Raghuveer C Muppavarapu, Michael B Gottschalk
BACKGROUND: Small olecranon fractures present a significant challenge for fixation, which has resulted in development of plates with proximal extension. Olecranon-specific plates with proximal extensions are widely thought to offer superior fixation of small proximal fragments but have distinct disadvantages: larger dissection, increased hardware prominence, and the increased possibility of impingement. Previous biomechanical studies of olecranon fracture fixation have compared methods of fracture fixation, but to date there have been no studies defining olecranon plate fixation strength for standard versus extended olecranon plates...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Shawn W O'Driscoll
Posterior impingement pain in baseball players is typically due to a fractured olecranon osteophyte. Computed tomographic (CT) scanning is the imaging of choice when evaluating posterior or posteromedial elbow pain in athletes who have subjected the elbow to excessive stresses such as occur in overhead throwing and weightlifting. Sometimes the fracture fragment can be so small that it might not be detected on plain radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging, or even at the time of arthroscopy. Symptomatic fractured olecranon osteophytes can be diagnosed clinically with the extension impingement test or arm bar test...
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
V Marot, X Bayle-Iniguez, E Cavaignac, N Bonnevialle, P Mansat, J Murgier
INTRODUCTION: Surgery is the gold-standard treatment of displaced olecranon fracture, but is associated with numerous complications, especially in the elderly. Functional results of non-operative treatment in this population have never been analyzed in a prospective study. STUDY HYPOTHESIS: Non-operative treatment of isolated olecranon fracture with stable elbow-joint in over 75-year-olds gives functional results comparable to those of surgery as reported in the literature, with fewer complications...
December 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Reza Shahryar Kamrani, Leila Farhadi, Amir Reza Farhoud
BACKGROUND: The nonunion of a distal humeral fracture is a challenging complication. Our aim was to assess the results of the application of pedicled bone flap to treat this problem. METHODS: There were 6 men and 3 women with delayed union or nonunion of the distal humerus treated by 10 procedures of rigid fixation plus radial bone forearm or posterior interosseous bone flaps. A locking plate was applied for fixation in 4 patients and a pin and plate for 5 patients...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Andrew J Lovy, Isaiah Levy, Aakash Keswani, Todd Rubin, Michael R Hausman
BACKGROUND: Tension-band wiring is largely considered the gold standard for fixation of displaced olecranon fractures despite high rates of hardware complications. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of displaced olecranon fractures treated with the Olecranon Sled. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all displaced olecranon fractures from 2011-2015 treated with the Olecranon Sled. Inclusion was limited to functionally independent patients with Mayo type II fractures and minimum 12-month follow-up...
March 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Christine Steyn, John T Soley, Martina R Crole
Temminck's ground pangolin is the only pangolin present in South Africa. It is a myrmecophagous mammal with a bipedal gait. The thoracic limbs are used to break open ant nests, dig for food, and expand previously occupied burrows. This study describes the osteology and radiological anatomy of the thoracic limbs of this threatened species. Thoracic limbs from four Temminck's ground pangolins, which succumbed from electrocution or natural causes, were digitally radiographed in situ. The individual bones were then cleaned, described and digitally radiographed...
November 28, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Steven F Shannon, Eric R Wagner, Matthew T Houdek, Daniel Mascarenhas, Raymond A Pensy, Walter A Eglseder
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective case series was to examine the AO Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) 13-C3 distal humeral fractures treated with open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) in patients older than 70 years. METHODS: During an 8-year period, 21 patients older than 70 years with AO/OTA 13-C3 distal humeral fractures were treated with ORIF performed by 2 senior upper extremity traumatologists. There were 16 patients with >1 year of follow-up, with a mean age of 78 (70-84) years...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Mohammed Ali, Catherine Hatzantonis, Dimitrios Aspros, Nirad Joshi, D I Clark, Amol Tambe
OBJECTIVES: to report and evaluate the functional outcome of plate fixation in comminuted olecranon fractures (Mayo types IIB and IIIB). METHOD: 23 consecutive patients with comminuted fractures of the olecranon presenting to our unit Between Feb 2011 and Jan 2015, at a mean follow-up of thirty-six months. Main outcome measurements include radiographic healing, post-operative range of motion, complications, outcome score and patient satisfaction. RESULTS: Our study included thirteen females and ten males with a mean age of 55(18-97)...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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