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Open tibia fractures

Stephen Matthew Quinnan
Obtaining optimal results in the treatment of extraarticular distal tibia fractures can be challenging. Plate and screw and intramedullary fixation have proven to be effective treatments, but are associated with significant complication rates when used for open fractures and patient with severe medical comorbidities. External fixation is a third alternative that is less often employed, but provides a very effective means of treatment. Circular external fixation offers great flexibility in obtaining anatomic alignment and stable fixation for even the most challenging distal tibia fractures...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
John A Scolaro, Francis H Broghammer, Derek J Donegan
The optimal treatment strategy for distal tibia fractures, especially those with intraarticular extension, remains controversial. Although open reduction and internal fixation with a plate and screw device is commonly performed for these injuries, the risk of soft tissue complications using this approach is significant. Staged treatment protocols and alternative means of fixation have been proposed to address these undesired events. Although potentially more technically demanding than fixation of diaphyseal or extraarticular tibial fractures, intramedullary nail (IMN) fixation of simple intraarticular distal tibia fractures is a viable treatment alternative with unique advantages...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Phillip M Mitchell, Benjamin M Weisenthal, Cory A Collinge
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of knee sepsis following suprapatellar nailing of open tibia fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective SETTING:: ACS Level 1 trauma centerPatients/Participants: We reviewed 139 open tibia fractures that underwent suprapatellar nailing as definitive treatment over a five-year period (January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2016). The majority of patients (90%, n=126) underwent intramedullary nailing at the time of their initial surgery. We defined knee sepsis as intra-articular infection requiring operative debridement, either open or arthroscopically, within one month's time...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Daniel S Chan, Paul M Balthrop, Brian White, David Glassman, Roy W Sanders
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether multiple approaches pose an increased risk to fracture healing when compared to a standard single approach in the treatment of pilon (OTA 43C) fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective review of a prospective database. SETTING: Level I academic trauma center and level II community trauma center. METHODS: From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2011, all records of patients treated for OTA 43C fractures of the distal tibia were reviewed...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Chul Hyun Park, Oog Jin Shon, Gi Beom Kim
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, Gustilo Anderson grade IIIb open tibial fractures have been treated by initial wide wound debridement, stabilization of fracture with external fixation, and delayed wound closure. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of staged treatment using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for Gustilo Anderson grade IIIb open tibial fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 15 patients with Gustilo Anderson grade IIIb open tibial fractures, treated using staged protocol by a single surgeon between January 2007 and December 2011 were reviewed in this retrospective study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Rohan A Ramasubbu, Benjamin M Ramasubbu
BACKGROUND: Management of open tibial fractures is well documented in adults, with existing protocols outlining detailed treatment strategies. No clear guidelines exist for children. Surgical stabilization of tibial fractures in the pediatric population requires implants that do not disrupt the open epiphyses (growth plate). Both elastic stable intramedullary nails and external fixation can be used. The objective of this study was to identify the optimal method of surgical stabilization in the treatment of open tibial fractures in children...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Matthew R Moralle, Nicholas D Stekas, Mark C Reilly, Michael S Sirkin, Mark R Adams
INTRODUCTION: Chronic osteomyelitis is a disease that requires fastidious treatment to eliminate. However, when eradication is unable to be achieved through exhaustive modalities of antibiotic therapy and multiple debridements, significant resection of the infected bone and soft tissue must be considered, including amputation. Here we report of a salvage procedure for chronic osteomyelitis of the left tibia by employing a rotationplasty to avoid an above knee amputation and instead provide the patient with a below knee amputation...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Nader S Alkenani, Mariam A Alosfoor, Abdulaziz K Al-Araifi, Hala A Alnuaim
INTRODUCTION: This is a case report of extreme lengthening of the tibia of about 14.5cm using bone transport technique following road traffic accident trauma to the lower limbs. The management of the subsequent massive skeletal defects was challenging to orthopedic surgeons. Based on reported cases, the highest tibial lengthening was 22cm using bifocal transport, while the highest unifocal tibial lengthening reached 14.5cm. CASE PRESENTATION: A 20-year-old male driver was brought to the emergency department after a road traffic accident...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kaiying Shen, Haiqing Cai, Zhigang Wang, Yunlan Xu
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has became a well-accepted method of osteosynthesis of diaphyseal fractures in the skeletally immature patient for many advantages, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the preliminary results of this minimally invasive treatment for severely displaced distal tibial diaphyseal metaphyseal junction (DTDMJ) fractures.This study was carried out over a 6-year period. Twenty-one severely displaced DTDMJ fractures treated using ESIN were evaluated clinically and radiographically...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Caitlin Cicone, Matthew G Hadilaksono, Tariq I Hilal, Stella Mansukhani, Sanjeev Agarwal
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Anthony F De Giacomo, Paul Tornetta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary nailing of distal tibia fractures using modern techniques, without fibula fixation, in obtaining and maintaining alignment. DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Level-I academic trauma center. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-two consecutive patients with distal tibia fractures. INTERVENTION: Intramedullary nail of distal tibia fracture, without fibula fixation, was performed in consecutive patients using modern reduction techniques...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Heather C Yun, Clinton K Murray, Kenneth J Nelson, Michael J Bosse
Trauma to the extremities is disproportionately represented in casualties of recent conflicts, accounting for >50% of injuries sustained during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Infectious complications have been reported in >25% of those evacuated for trauma, and 50% of such patients were treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Osteomyelitis has been reported in 9% (14% of intensive care unit patients), and deep-wound infection in 27% of type III open-tibia fractures. Infections complicating extremity trauma are frequently caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria and have been demonstrated to lead to failure of limb salvage, unplanned operative take-backs, late amputations, and decreased likelihood of returning to duty...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
R V Thakore, E L Francois, S K Nwosu, B Attum, P S Whiting, M A Siuta, M A Benvenuti, A K Smith, M S Shen, I Mousavi, W T Obremskey, M K Sethi
PURPOSE: We sought to conduct the largest retrospective study to date of open tibia fractures and describe the incidence of complications and evaluate the potential predictive risk factors for complications. METHODS: Patients with open tibia fractures treated with reamed intramedullary nail (IMN) across a 10-year period were evaluated. Patient charts were reviewed for demographics, type of open fracture (T), comorbidities, and postoperative complications. A multivariate model was conducted to determine the risk factors for each type of complication...
September 22, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Mahantesh Yellangouda Patil, Srinath Myadam Gupta, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Kurupati, Saumya Agarwal, Vishal Chandarana
INTRODUCTION: Open fractures are treated as surgical emergency and early administration of intravenous antibiotic coupled with early irrigation and debridement decreases the infection rate dramatically. Limb Reconstruction System (LRS) is a unilateral rail system which consists of Shanz pins, rail rods and sliding clamps. It is specifically designed to enable the surgeon to perform simple and effective surgery as it offers rigid fixation of fracture fragments, allowing early weight bearing and reduces economic burden...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Paul J Switaj, Daniel Fuchs, Mohammed Alshouli, Avinash G Patwardhan, Leonard I Voronov, Muturi Muriuki, Robert M Havey, Anish R Kadakia
BACKGROUND: A lateral approach with open reduction and internal fixation with a plate is a very effective technique for the majority of distal fibular fractures. However, this open approach for ankle fixation may be complicated by wound dehiscence and infection, especially in high-risk patients. An alternative to plating is an intramedullary implant, which allows maintenance of length, alignment, and rotation and which allows for decreased soft tissue dissection. While there has been clinical data suggesting favorable short-term outcomes with these implants, there is no current biomechanical literature investigating this technology in this particular fracture pattern...
2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
I K Kundu, N K Datta, A Z Chowdhury, K P Das, M M Tarik, M A Faisal
Fracture of tibial shaft is the commonest site of long bone fractures due to its superficial location involving young or middle-age people. Proper management is an important issue regarding the future effective movements. In this study patients were grouped in closed Intra medullary interlocking nailing and locking compression plating. Post-operative follow up at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks and 3 months thereafter up to 6 months were done. Each of the patients was evaluated clinically and radiologically by tucker criteria of Tuker et al...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Robert Zura, Ze Xiong, Thomas Einhorn, J Tracy Watson, Robert F Ostrum, Michael J Prayson, Gregory J Della Rocca, Samir Mehta, Todd McKinley, Zhe Wang, R Grant Steen
Importance: Failure of bone fracture healing occurs in 5% to 10% of all patients. Nonunion risk is associated with the severity of injury and with the surgical treatment technique, yet progression to nonunion is not fully explained by these risk factors. Objective: To test a hypothesis that fracture characteristics and patient-related risk factors assessable by the clinician at patient presentation can indicate the probability of fracture nonunion. Design, Setting, and Participants: An inception cohort study in a large payer database of patients with fracture in the United States was conducted using patient-level health claims for medical and drug expenses compiled for approximately 90...
September 7, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Matthew C Kinney, David Nagle, Tracey Bastrom, Michael S Linn, Alexandra K Schwartz, Andrew T Pennock
BACKGROUND: Displaced tibial shaft fractures are common in adolescent patients, yet there is no standardized management strategy. We compared surgical fixation and closed reduction and casting (CRC) of these fractures to assess treatment outcomes and determine predictors of failure. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients aged 12 to 18 who presented with a displaced tibial shaft fracture that required reduction over an 8-year period. Exclusion criteria included open fractures and lack of follow-up to radiographic union or to 6 months from the index procedure...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Shafagh Monazzam, Parker B Goodell, Edgardo S Salcedo, Sandahl H Nelson, Philip R Wolinsky
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography Angiogram (CTA) is frequently utilized to detect vascular injuries even without exam findings indicating a vascular injury. We had the following hypotheses: 1) a CTA for lower extremity fractures with no clinical signs of a vascular injury is not indicated. 2) fracture location and pattern would correlate with the risk of a vascular injury. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on patients who had an acute lower extremity fracture(s) and a CTA...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Mehmet Demіrel, Turgut Akgül, Gökhan Polat, Mehmet Fevzi Çakmak, Fatih Dikici
INTRODUCTION: We present the results of a two-stage reconstruction performed with autologous segmental tibia bone transfer on a distal tibia Gustilo-Anderson type-IIIC open fracture in this paper. Our aim is to discuss the results of this surgery, potential failures and complications in our procedures, and ways to protect against osteolysis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 20-year-old male who has undergone surgery in our clinic for a Gustilo-Anderson type-III open fracture of the left tibia using autologous tibia segmental bone transfer...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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