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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768379/usefulness-of-polydeoxyribonucleotide-as-an-alternative-to-corticosteroids-in-patients-with-lateral-epicondyitis-a-case-series
#1
Goo Joo Lee, Donghwi Park
RATIONALE: Local corticosteroid injections are commonly used as an easy, cost-effective treatment for patients with lateral epicondylitis (LE). Despite their strong anti-inflammatory effect, repeated injections of corticosteroids are not recommended in LE because they can aggravate tearing of the tendons. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old (Case1) man and a 59-year-old (Case2) man had a 2-month history of right lateral elbow pain exacerbation. DIAGNOSES: Lateral epicondylitis with hypervascularity of the common extensor tendon...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759125/common-soft-tissue-musculoskeletal-pain-disorders
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REVIEW
Matthew J Hubbard, Bernard A Hildebrand, Monica M Battafarano, Daniel F Battafarano
Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain disorders are common in the primary care setting. Early recognition and diagnosis of these syndromes minimizes patient pain and disability. This article gives a brief overview of the most common soft tissue musculoskeletal pain syndromes. The authors used a regional approach to organize the material, as providers will encounter these syndromes with complaints of pain referring to an anatomic location. The covered disorders include myofascial pain syndrome, rotator cuff tendinopathy, bicipital tendinopathy, subacromial bursitis, olecranon bursitis, epicondylitis, De Quervain disease, trigger finger, trochanteric bursitis, knee bursitis, pes anserine bursitis, Baker cyst, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinopathy...
June 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734945/subtle-elbow-instability-associated-with-lateral-epicondylitis
#3
Sang Ho Kwak, Seung-Jun Lee, Hee Seok Jeong, Min Uk Do, Kuen Tak Suh
BACKGROUND: In lateral epicondylitis, even in the absence of apparent instability, subtle instability can be found under anesthesia. We wanted to ascertain the following: (1) how many elbows surgically treated with lateral epicondylitis showed subtle instability during examination under anesthesia (EUA), (2) how effective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was in predicting subtle instability, and (3) if any difference existed in preoperative clinical data between elbows with and without subtle instability during EUA...
May 7, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734897/favorable-responsiveness-of-the-hand10-questionnaire-to-assess-treatment-outcomes-for-lateral-epicondylitis
#4
Takanobu Nishizuka, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shigeru Kurimoto, Michiro Yamamoto, Tetsuro Onishi, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to compare the responsiveness of the Hand10 questionnaire and the Pain visual analogue scale (VAS) for the assessment of lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: The standardized response mean and effect size were used as indicators of responsiveness, measured at baseline and after 6 months of treatment. Among the 54 patients enrolled, 28 were treated using a forearm band, compress and stretching, with the other 26 patients treated using compress and stretching...
June 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732431/platelet-rich-plasma-injections-an-emerging-therapy-for-chronic-discogenic-low-back-pain
#5
REVIEW
Suja Mohammed, James Yu
Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have been investigated in recent years as an emerging therapy for various musculoskeletal conditions, including lumbar degenerative disc disease. Although PRP has received increasing attention from medical science experts, comprehensive clinical reports of its efficacy are limited to those treating knee osteoarthritis and epicondylitis. Use of PRP is gaining popularity in the area of degenerative disc disease, but there is a clear need for reliable clinical evidence of its applications and effectiveness...
March 2018: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713193/supracondylar-process-syndrome-two-cases-of-median-nerve-neuropathy-due-to-compression-by-the-ligament-of-struthers
#6
Hyun-Chul Shon, Ji-Kang Park, Dong-Soo Kim, Sang-Woo Kang, Kook-Jong Kim, Seok-Hyun Hong
The supracondylar process is a beak-shaped bony process on the anteromedial aspect of the distal humerus. The ligament of Struthers is a fibrous band extending from the tip of the process to the medial epicondyle. The median nerve and brachial artery pass under the ligament of Struthers and consequently can be compressed, causing supracondylar process syndrome. As a rare cause of proximal median nerve entrapment, supracondylar process syndrome is triggered when the median nerve is located in the superficial or deep layer of the ligament of Struthers as a result of anatomical variation...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707051/treatment-strategy-and-long-term-functional-outcome-of-traumatic-elbow-dislocation-in-childhood-a-single-centre-study
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G Nussberger, S Schädelin, J Mayr, D Studer, P Zimmermann
Purpose: Traumatic elbow dislocation (TED) is the most common injury of large joints in children. There is an ongoing debate on the optimal treatment for TED. We aimed to assess the functional outcome after operative and nonoperative treatment of TED. Methods: We analysed the medical records of patients with TED treated at the University Children's Hospital, Basel, between March 2006 and June 2015. Functional outcome was assessed using the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) Sport and Music Module score...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706713/effects-of-eccentric-control-exercise-for-wrist-extensor-and-shoulder-stabilization-exercise-on-the-pain-and-functions-of-tennis-elbow
#8
Ju-Hyun Lee, Tae-Ho Kim, Kyu-Bong Lim
[Purpose] This study aimed to conduct experiments to examine the effects of wrist eccentric control exercise or shoulder stabilization exercises after a basic direct treatment of the elbow in the treatment of tennis elbow patients in terms of pain and grip strength. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were divided into two groups: one group conducted wrist eccentric control exercise and was comprised of 5 male and 4 female subjects, and the other group received shoulder stabilization exercise and was comprised of 5 male and 4 female subjects...
April 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700856/defining-the-width-of-the-normal-tibial-plateau-relative-to-the-distal-femur-critical-normative-data-for-identifying-pathologic-widening-in-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Adam M Johannsen, Austin M Cook, Michael Gardner, Julius A Bishop
INTRODUCTION: Tibial plateau widening in the setting of fracture is an indication for surgical treatment, and restoring width is an important goal of surgery. In order to identify and correct pathological widening, the width of the normal tibial plateau must first be defined. The aim of this study was to establish normative data for the width of the tibial plateau relative to the distal femur to enable surgeons to identify and correct pathological widening in the setting of tibial plateau fracture...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690846/-tennis-elbow-epicondylitis
#10
Giorgio Tamborrini, Andreas Marc Müller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686971/snapping-elbow-a-guide-to-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Jonathan Jetsmark Bjerre, Finn Elkjær Johannsen, Martin Rathcke, Michael Rindom Krogsgaard
AIM: To develop practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of the painful snapping elbow syndrome (SE). METHODS: Clinical studies were searched in the databases PubMed and Scopus for the phrases "SE", "snapping triceps", "snapping ulnar nerve" and "snapping annular ligament". A total of 36 relevant studies were identified. From these we extracted information about number of patients, diagnostic methods, patho-anatomical findings, treatments and outcomes...
April 18, 2018: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682985/the-7-structures-distal-to-the-elbow-that-are-critical-to-successful-anterior-transposition-of-the-ulnar-nerve
#12
John M Felder, Susan E Mackinnon, Megan M Patterson
BACKGROUND: Ulnar nerve transposition (UNT) surgery is performed for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. Improperly performed UNT can create iatrogenic pain and neuropathy. The aim of this study is to identify anatomical structures distal to the medial epicondyle that should be recognized by all surgeons performing UNT to prevent postoperative neuropathy. METHODS: Ten cadaveric specimens were dissected with attention to the ulnar nerve. Intramuscular UNT surgery was simulated in each...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667850/a-survey-of-fellowship-trained-upper-extremity-surgeons-on-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
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Steven R Niedermeier, Nisha Crouser, Amy Speeckaert, Kanu S Goyal
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to investigate current management strategies for lateral epicondylitis by fellowship-trained upper extremity surgeons. METHODS: A 17-question survey of treatment approaches and outcomes related to lateral epicondylitis was sent to 3354 surgeons using the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons member databases. RESULTS: Six hundred twelve upper extremity surgeons completed the survey...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666736/intra-articular-entrapment-of-the-medial-epicondyle-following-a-traumatic-fracture-dislocation-of-the-elbow-in-an-adult
#14
Hicham G Abdel Nour, George S El Rassi, Jack C Daoud, Youssef G Hassan, Rami A Ayoubi, Nabih I Joukhadar
Medial epicondyle entrapment after an acute fracture dislocation of the elbow is a common finding in the pediatric population, but a rare finding in adults. We present a case of an adult patient diagnosed with a traumatic fracture dislocation of the elbow joint with intra-articular entrapment of the medial epicondyle. After initial evaluation, closed reduction was done. Stability testing after reduction showed an unstable joint; thus, open reduction and internal fixation was decided.
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657476/platelet-rich-plasma-injections-for-lateral-epicondylitis-of-the-elbow-reduce-the-need-for-surgical-intervention
#15
Graham Hastie, Mazen Soufi, James Wilson, Bibhas Roy
Objective: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of PRP injections in lateral epicondylitis of the elbow as it was felt after PRP introduction the numbers of patients requiring surgery for had reduced. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of cases from the 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2015. The numbers of patients undergoing surgical release and the numbers of patients requiring PRP injections were recorded each year and the numbers of patients requiring surgery was compared pre and post PRP injection to ascertain if PRP introduction reduced surgical intervention...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657450/current-advances-in-the-treatment-of-medial-and-lateral-epicondylitis
#16
REVIEW
Sandip P Tarpada, Matthew T Morris, Jayson Lian, Sina Rashidi
Despite advances elucidating the causes of lateral and medial epicondylitis, the standard of care remains conservative management with NSAIDs, physical therapy, bracing, and rest. Scar tissue formation provoked by conservative management creates a tendon lacking the biomechanical properties and mechanical strength of normal tendon. The following review analyzes novel therapies to regenerate tendon and regain function in patients with epicondylitis. These treatments include PRP injection, BMAC, collagen-producing cell injection, and stem cell treatments...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652763/-forearm-based-turnover-muscle-flaps-for-elbow-soft-tissue-reconstruction-a-comparison-of-regional-coverage-based-on-distal-flap-perfusion
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Yash J Avashia, Ronnie L Shammas, Luke P Poveromo, Travis J Dekker, Jacob W Brubacher, Marc J Richard, David S Ruch, Suhail K Mithani
BACKGROUND: Elbow wounds pose a reconstructive challenge. Prior studies have described the vascular anatomy of both the brachioradialis (BR) and flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) muscle flaps. The goal of this study was to describe the distal flap perfusion of the flexor carpi radialis (FCR), with a direct comparison of the BR, FCU, and FCR muscle flaps for coverage around the elbow. METHODS: Six fresh-frozen upper extremity specimens were dissected for BR, FCR, and FCU flaps...
March 28, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643577/effects-of-concentric-contraction-of-the-wrists-and-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-cycle-on-pain-and-muscle-strength-in-lateralepicondylitis-patients
#18
Yeong-Deok Choi, Myung-Joon Kim, Jung-Ho Lee
[Purpose] This study examined the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and concentric contraction of the muscles surrounding the elbow joints on pain and muscular strength in the elbow joints of patients with lateral epicondylitis. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this study were 30 patients who visited our hospital with the main complaint of lateral pain in the elbow joint. All subjects were randomly and equally assigned to an experimental group that conducted concentric contraction exercises in sync with a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation cycle and a control group that performed concentric contraction after the application of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation...
December 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622410/soft-tissue-atrophy-related-to-corticosteroid-injection-review-of-the-literature-and-implications-for-hand-surgeons
#19
REVIEW
Collier S Pace, Nadia P Blanchet, Jonathan E Isaacs
Corticosteroid injections (CIs) are frequently used by hand surgeons to treat a wide range of pathology including de Quervain tenosynovitis and lateral epicondylitis. Although generally viewed as a benign modality, and a way to potentially avoid or postpone surgical intervention, common complications from CI should be considered and discussed with patients before the procedure. One such complication is local soft tissue atrophy and hypopigmentation after injection. We discuss the incidence of soft tissue-related adverse effects from CI, the pathophysiology and influence of different steroid preparations on soft tissues, and potential treatment options once atrophy has occurred...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622409/optimal-measurement-level-and-ulnar-nerve-cross-sectional-area-cutoff-threshold-for-identifying-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow-by-mri-and-ultrasonography
#20
Yasushi Terayama, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Kazuhiko Ueda, Nahoko Iwakura, Shota Ikegami, Yoshiharu Kato, Hiroyuki Kato
PURPOSE: Imaging criteria for diagnosing compressive ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) have recently been established as the maximum ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (UNCSA) upon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or ultrasonography (US). However, the levels of maximum UNCSA and diagnostic cutoff values have not yet been established. We therefore analyzed UNCSA by MRI and US in patients with UNE and in controls. METHODS: We measured UNCSA at 7 levels in 30 patients with UNE and 28 controls by MRI and at 15 levels in 12 patients with UNE and 24 controls by US...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
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