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Guan-Yi Liu, Ling-Yong Jing, Zhi-Jun Pan, Long-Jun Chen, Ming Li, Jian-Xiang Feng, Wei-Hu Ma
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical outcomes of internal fixation or replacement for the treatment of radial head fractures through the extensor digitorum communis splitting approach. METHODS: From July 2012 to May 2015, 25 patients with radial head fractures were reviewed. There were 17 males and 8 females, ranging in age from 20 to 67 years old, with a mean age of 39 years old. Twenty-one patients were treated with reconstruction of plate internal fixation, and 4 patients were treated with radial head replacement...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Manelle Merad, Étienne de Montalivet, Amélie Touillet, Noël Martinet, Agnès Roby-Brami, Nathanaël Jarrassé
Most transhumeral amputees report that their prosthetic device lacks functionality, citing the control strategy as a major limitation. Indeed, they are required to control several degrees of freedom with muscle groups primarily used for elbow actuation. As a result, most of them choose to have a one-degree-of-freedom myoelectric hand for grasping objects, a myoelectric wrist for pronation/supination, and a body-powered elbow. Unlike healthy upper limb movements, the prosthetic elbow joint angle, adjusted prior to the motion, is not involved in the overall upper limb movements, causing the rest of the body to compensate for the lack of mobility of the prosthesis...
2018: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
Peter Axelsson, Johan Kärrholm
PURPOSE: To determine the repeatability and validity of new methods designed to objectively measure forearm torque and lifting strength in a clinical setting. METHODS: Twenty-eight healthy volunteers, 19 women and 9 men, were tested for lifting strength and forearm torque with the Kern and Baseline dynamometers. Two raters tested each participant on 3 occasions in the standing position. One of the raters also examined 15 subjects, 3 times, for forearm torque in the seated position and for lifting strength and forearm torque by the Work Simulator II, Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment (BTE II)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Young Yi, Dong-Il Chun, Sung Hun Won, Suyeon Park, Sanghyeon Lee, Jaeho Cho
BACKGROUND: The posterior malleolar fragment (PMF) of an ankle fracture can have various shapes depending on the injury mechanism. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphological characteristics of the PMF according to the ankle fracture pattern described in the Lauge-Hansen classification by using computed tomography (CT) images. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed CT data of 107 patients (107 ankles) who underwent surgery for trimalleolar fracture from January 2012 to December 2014...
February 13, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Jackie D Zehr, Danielle R Carnegie, Timothy N Welsh, Tyson A C Beach
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of object handled and handgrip used on lumbar spine motion and loading during occupational lifting task simulations. METHODS: Eight male and eight female volunteers performed barbell and crate lifts with a pronated (barbell) and neutral (crate) handgrip. The mass of barbells/crates lifted was identical across the objects and fixed at 11.6 kg and 9.3 kg for men and women, respectively. The initial heights of barbells/crates were individualized to mid-shank level...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
Bin-Bin Niu, Yang Zhang, Dong Wang, Zheng-Chao Gao, Wen-Long Yang, Ping-Lin Yang, Xi-Jing He
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate curative effects of intramedullary nail and volar plate internal fixation for distal radius fractures. METHODS: The studies concerning about randomized controlled trial of intramedullary nail and volar plate internal fixation for distal radius fractures from create database to May, 2016 were searched from PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CNKI, Wan Fang data and VIP. Information was screen and taken out according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, quality of literature was evaluated according to Cochrane Handbook evaluating system...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Yong-Zhi Ye, Long-Ying Zhang, Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effectiveness for Tight rope fixation and traditional screw fixation in treating injury of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis in ankle fractures. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out in patients with injury of distal syndesmosis in ankle fractures who received 2 surgical operations(observation group: 33 cases with Tight rope fixation; control group: 35 cases with traditional screw fixation) from May 2014 to February 2016...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Amit Vyas, Purnima Patni, Narender Saini, Rahul Sharma, Vinit Arora, S P Gupta
Background: Distal end of radius is third most common site for GCT of long bones and 1% of these metastasize mostly to lungs. Reconstruction methods commonly used are fibula (vascularized and nonvascularized), centralization of ulna, translocation of ulna, and endoprosthetic replacement. We report the outcome of series of twenty cases where we did en bloc excision of tumor with translocation of ulna. Materials and Methods: Twenty cases of giant cell tumor (GCT) of lower end of radius were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Ryan R Richmond, Andrew D Henebry
Maisonneuve fractures are relatively well known in the sports medicine, and orthopedic communities, however, can be commonly missed among primary care providers. The following case outlines an active duty 35-yr-old female patient who presented with acute pain on the left ankle and lower leg after she misjudged a step. The injury is a combination of high fibular and medial malleolar fractures with a disruption of the tibiofibular syndesmosis ligaments. This is a result of extreme external rotation and pronation of a fixed foot...
February 5, 2018: Military Medicine
Salvador Diaz-Miguel, Eva Lopezosa-Reca, Salomon Benhamu-Benhamu, Ana Belen Ortega-Avila, Raquel García-De-La-Peña, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron
BACKGROUND: Physical activity during childhood can be beneficial in the long term. However, this practice can influence the child's physiological development. The aim of this study was to determine whether the practice of soccer, in moderation, could be a risk factor for the inadequate development of the lower limb. METHODS: The study group was composed of 115 children, of whom 59 (mean age 8.03±0.89years) practised soccer 3 times a week and had a positive Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (PAQ-A) score, while a further 56 (mean age 7...
November 17, 2017: Foot
Nader Farahpour, AmirAli Jafarnezhadgero, Paul Allard, Mahdi Majlesi
The objectives of this study were to investigate whether excessive feet pronation alters the joints' kinematics, kinetics and the activity of involved muscles during gait in low back pain patients. METHODS: The lower limb joints' motion, moment and power, as well as the activity of involved muscles during walking were measured in a control group, and two experimental groups including a group with excessive feet pronation only, and another group of low back pain patients with excessive feet pronation...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Benoît Caufriez, Pierre-Michel Dugailly, Eric Brassinne, Frédéric Schuind
BACKGROUND: In the classical conception, the brachioradialis is a forearm supinator. The hypothesis of this study was that, at least in certain positions of elbow flexion and forearm rotation, the brachioradialis is, along with the biceps and brachialis, one of the main elbow flexors. METHODS: Fifteen young healthy male volunteers participated in this research. The activities of the biceps, brachialis and brachioradialis muscles were studied using surface electromyography, while the subjects were performing elbow flexions/extensions with as much strength as possible, forearm in neutral position, then in full pronation, then in full supination...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Motoko Nakasone, Satoshi Nakasone, Masaki Kinjo, Tsuyoshi Murase, Fuminori Kanaya
We reconstructed three-dimensional images of radius and ulna in 38 forearms of 25 patients with congenital proximal radioulnar synostosis from their computed tomographic studies. We also analysed correlations between the deformities of radius and ulna and degrees of fixed pronation of these forearms. The average ulnar deviation, flexion and internal rotation deformities of the radius were 6°, 3° and 18°, respectively. The average radial deviation, extension and internal rotation deformities of the ulna were 3°, 4° and 30°, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Karsten Øvretveit
The aim of this study was to describe anthropometric and physiological characteristics of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) athletes. For this purpose, 42 male athletes were recruited from one of the largest BJJ academies in central Norway. The subjects were 32 ± 6 (SD) years old, 181.9 ± 7.2 cm tall, had a body mass (mb) of 85.7 ± 10.6 kg, and 5.5 ± 3.7 years of BJJ training experience. The subjects underwent segmental multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) of body composition, direct measurements of pulmonary function and maximal oxygen uptake (V[Combining Dot Above]O2max), assessments of one-repetition maximum (1RM) in the parallel squat and paused bench press, and one set of pronated-grip pull-ups to muscular failure...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Ashley E Levack, Stephen J Warner, Elizabeth B Gausden, David L Helfet, Dean G Lorich
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of posterior bony versus ligamentous injury pattern on functional outcomes in operatively treated rotational ankle fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective cohort analysis of prospective registry SETTING:: Academic level I trauma center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: Operatively treated supination external rotation (SER) IV and pronation external rotation (PER) IV ankle fractures INTERVENTION:: Lateral malleolus plate fixation with either posterior malleolus (PM) plate fixation or posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL) repair MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Foot and ankle outcome scores (FAOS) at minimum 12 months post-operatively RESULTS:: 178 fractures were treated with injury-specific anatomic fixation of a PM fracture (n=122) or torn PITFL (n=56)...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Dong Wang, Lei Shan, Jun-Lin Zhou
PURPOSE: Distal radial fracture is one of the most common fractures. Up to now, locking plates (LP) and external fixation (EF) are two conventional surgical approaches to type C radius fracture. Which method is superior has not yet reached a consensus. We try to assess the clinical effectiveness of the two interventions by this meta-analysis. METHODS: We used network to search the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Medical Library of randomized controlled clinical trials about the type C distal radius fractures performed according to the search strategy mentioned in Cochrane Handbook 5...
December 8, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
R D Blossey, C Krettek, E Liodakis
Forearm fractures are common in all age groups. Even if the adjacent joints are not directly involved, these fractures have an intra-articular character. One of the most common complications of these injuries is a painful limitation of the range of motion and especially of pronation and supination. This is often due to an underdiagnosed torsional deformity; however, in recent years new methods have been developed to make these torsional differences visible and quantifiable through the use of sectional imaging...
February 1, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Suriya Luenam, Arkaphat Kosiyatrakul, Winai Jangsombatsiri, Nitikorn Pimpabootr, Torpon Vathana
PURPOSE: To report the midterm outcome of a novel reconstructive technique using a contoured iliac crest bone graft for partial radial head replacement in the treatment of complex elbow dislocation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2013, 10 patients (5 women, 5 men; mean age, 43.8 years; mean follow-up duration, 65.9 months) with complex elbow dislocation who underwent the partial radial head replacement with the contoured bone graft were included in the study...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Yu Pang, Kunning Zhang, Zhen Yang, Song Jiang, Zhen-Yi Ju, Yuxing Li, Xuefeng Wang, Dan-Yang Wang, Muqiang Jian, Yingying Zhang, Renrong Liang, He Tian, Yi Yang, Tian-Ling Ren
Recently, wearable pressure sensors have attracted tremendous attentions because of their potential applications in monitoring physiological signals for human healthcare. The sensitivity and linearity are the two most essential parameters to pressure sensors. Although various designed micro/nano-structure morphologies introduced, the trade-off between sensitivity and linearity can not be well balanced. The human skin that contains force receptors in reticular layer owns high sensitivity even for large external stimulus...
January 29, 2018: ACS Nano
Roberto Yukio Ikemoto, Joel Murachovsky, Rogério Serpone Bueno, Luis Gustavo Prata Nascimento, Adriano Bordini Carmargo, Vitor Elias Corrêa
Objective: To evaluate the functional and radiographic results of patients who underwent surgical treatment for terrible triad-type elbow injuries (TTE). Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 20 patients, including one case with bilateral injuries (total of 21 elbows) that were surgically treated from January 2004 to July 2014. We evaluated the functional results of treatment by measuring the restored range of motion (ROM) of the elbow, using the DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) and MEPS (Mayo Elbow Performance Score) scores...
November 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
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