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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915448/bone-mineral-content-and-areal-density-but-not-bone-area-predict-an-incident-fracture-risk-a-comparative-study-in-a-uk-prospective-cohort
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E M Curtis, N C Harvey, S D'Angelo, C S Cooper, K A Ward, P Taylor, G Pearson, C Cooper
: We studied a prospective UK cohort of women aged 20 to 80 years, assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at baseline. Bone mineral content (BMC) and areal bone mineral density (aBMD), but not bone area (BA), at femoral neck, lumbar spine and the whole body sites were similarly predictive of incident fractures. BACKGROUND: Low aBMD, measured by DXA, is a well-established risk factor for future fracture, but little is known about the performance characteristics of other DXA measures such as BA and BMC in fracture prediction...
December 2016: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915374/long-term-functional-and-radiological-outcomes-of-allograft-hip-prosthesis-composite-a-fourteen%C3%A2-year-follow-up-study
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Arnaud Dubory, Eric Mascard, Méryl Dahan, Philippe Anract, Charles Court, Stéphane Boisgard, Brice Viard, Gilles Missenard
PURPOSE: Allograft hip composite prosthesis (APC) is a type of reconstruction after resection of the proximal femur. This study aimed to assess long-term outcomes after an APC reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-six patients were retrospectively included (14 revision total hip replacements, 30 primary malignant bone tumors, two metastasis). RESULTS: The mean length of femoral bone resection was 16.4 cm (7 to 27). With a mean follow-up of 14...
December 3, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915097/effects-of-chronic-lead-exposure-on-bone-mineral-properties-in-femurs-of-growing-rats
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Pedro Álvarez-Lloret, Ching Ming Lee, María Inés Conti, Antonela Romina Terrizzi, Santiago González-López, María Pilar Martínez
Lead exposure has been associated with several defective skeletal growth processes and bone mineral alterations. The aim of the present study is to make a more detailed description of the toxic effects of lead intoxication on bone intrinsic material properties as mineral composition, morphology and microstructural characteristics. For this purpose, Wistar rats were exposed (n=12) to 1000ppm lead acetate in drinking water for 90days while control group (n=8) were treated with sodium acetate. Femurs were examined using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and micro-Computed Tomography (μCT)...
November 30, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911364/an-intramedullary-locking-nail-for-standardized-fixation-of-femur-osteotomies-to-analyze-normal-and-defective-bone-healing-in-mice
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Tina Histing, Michael D Menger, Tim Pohlemann, Romano Matthys, Tobias Fritz, Patric Garcia, Moritz Klein
Bone healing models are essential to the development of new therapeutic strategies for clinical fracture treatment. Furthermore, mouse models are becoming more commonly used in trauma research. They offer a large number of mutant strains and antibodies for the analysis of the molecular mechanisms behind the highly differentiated process of bone healing. To control the biomechanical environment, standardized and well-characterized osteosynthesis techniques are mandatory in mice. Here, we report on the design and use of an intramedullary nail to stabilize open femur osteotomies in mice...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909788/dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-lower-extremity-with-low-grade-dedifferentiation-and-low-grade-osteosarcomatous-component
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Anna K Zajicek, Julia A Bridge, Joshua W Akers, Sean V McGarry, Craig W Walker
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma can arise de novo or as a complication of a preexisting well-differentiated liposarcoma. We describe the radiologic and pathologic features of a long-standing liposarcoma with multiple recurrences in a 59-year-old male. Imaging demonstrated a heterogeneous fat-containing mass in the anterior thigh. The adjacent proximal femur showed irregular cortical new bone, eventually followed by intramedullary osteoblastic involvement and pathologic fracture. Histologic assessment at resection revealed dedifferentiated liposarcoma with low-grade osteosarcomatous component...
December 1, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908253/assessment-of-bone-quality-in-osteoporosis-treatment-with-bone-anabolic-agents-really-something-new
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Fabio Massimo Ulivieri, Renata Caudarella, Marzia Camisasca, Daniela Maria Cabrini, Ilaria Merli, Carmelo Messina, Luca Petruccio Piodi
Osteoporosis is a chronic pathologic condition, particularly of the elderly, in which a reduction of bone mineral density (BMD) weakens bone, leading to the so-called fragility fractures, most often of spine and femur. The gold standard exam for the quantitative measurement of BMD is the dual X-ray photon absorptiometry (DXA), a radiological method. However, a relevant number of fragility fractures occurs in the range of normal BMD values, meaning that also qualitative aspects of bone play a role, namely bone architecture and bone geometry...
December 1, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906924/reducing-harm-from-falls
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Shelley Jones, Sandy Blake, Richard Hamblin, Carmela Petagna, Carl Shuker, Alan F Merry
Serious adverse event reporting from district health boards (DHBs) brought in-hospital falls to the attention of the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) when it was incepted in 2010. In 2012, responding to the large numbers reported, the Commission began planning for a three-year programme to reduce harm from falls, initially to run 2013-2015. In this article we discuss the serious consequences of falls, and the challenges and practical considerations involved in reducing the risk of falling and the rate of falls...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905059/exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-impairs-fracture-healing-in-rats
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Hildemberg A R Santiago, Ariane Zamarioli, Manoel D Sousa Neto, Jose B Volpon
BACKGROUND: Nonsmokers may be affected by environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke), but the effects of such exposure on fracture healing have not been well studied. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: To explore the possible effects of passive inhalation of tobacco smoke on the healing of a diaphyseal fracture in femurs of rats. We hypothesized that secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke adversely affects fracture healing. METHODS: A mid-diaphyseal fracture was created in the femur of 41 female Wistar rats and fixed with an intramedullary metallic pin; 14 rats were excluded (nine for inadequate fractures and five for K wire extrusion)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903406/morphology-of-the-posteromedial-fragment-in-pertrochanteric-fractures-a-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-analysis
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Gaurav Sharma, Kiran Kumar Gn, Kavin Khatri, Ravijot Singh, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Vijay Sharma
BACKGROUND: In this study we describe the morphology of the posteromedial fragment in pertrochanteric fractures using 3D CT scans and answer two questions 1) Do differences exist between the 3D CT appearances of posteromedial fragments and the depictions made in the AO classification 2) Does the posteromedial fragment affect stability in pertrochanteric fractures, in terms of fracture collapse? METHODS: Preoperative CT scans of eight 31-A1 and fifty 31-A2 fractures were analysed...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900455/bilateral-atypical-femur-fractures-without-bisphosphonate-exposure
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Lauren K Szolomayer, Izuchukwu K Ibe, Dieter M Lindskog
Atypical femur fractures have common radiographic features that set them apart from more typical higher-energy subtrochanteric femur fractures. They are noncomminuted, transverse fractures with medial spiking of the femoral cortex and increased lateral cortical thickness. These fractures have been associated in the literature with the use of bisphosphonate medications. This case describes bilateral atypical femur fractures in a patient with a medical history devoid of bisphosphonate use. We present his history, co-morbidities, and subsequent treatment...
November 30, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898357/catastrophic-metallosis-after-tumoral-knee-prosthesis-failure-a-case-report
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Luca La Verde, Domenico Fenga, Maria Silvia Spinelli, Francesco Rosario Campo, Michela Florio, Michele Attilio Rosa
INTRODUCTION: Metallosis is a condition characterized by an infiltration of periprosthetic soft tissues and bone by metallic debris resulting from wear or failure of joint arthroplasties. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Authors describe a case of a 45-year-old man treated for an osteosarcoma of the distal femur with a modular prosthesis when he was 18 years old, he developed massive metallosis with skin dyspigmentation after 17 years. His medical\surgical history was remarkable for a left tumoral knee prosthesis implanted 21 years ago...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895366/intra-operative-implantation-errors-during-austin-moore-hemiarthroplasty
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Zohaib Gulzar Naqvi, Javed Ali Markhand, Syed Kamran Ahmed, Amin Chinoy, Mansoor Ali Khan
Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty is an established treatment in elderly patients with neck of femur fractures. Being commonly performed, it is also associated with several technical errors of implantation which results in complications and failure requiring revision surgery. This retrospective pre- and post-operative radiographic study to determine the frequency of technical errors was conducted at the Indus Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of 50 patients who underwent Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty between January and November 2016...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891409/distal-femur-locking-plate-the-answer-to-all-distal-femoral-fractures
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Jagandeep Singh Virk, Sudhir Kumar Garg, Parmanand Gupta, Vivek Jangira, Jagdeep Singh, Sudhir Rana
INTRODUCTION: Good results have been published by researchers with distal femur nail, dynamic condylar screw and even addition of a medial plate to a distal femur locking plate for treating distal femur fractures. By this study, we explore the capability of a distal femur locking plate to counter distal femur fractures of extra- articular, partial or intra- articular nature. Positive results have been published by various groups from all over the world. AIM: To study the functional and radiological outcome of distal femoral fractures in skeletally mature patients treated by open reduction and internal fixation with distal femur locking plate...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889112/risk-factors-for-cut-out-of-double-lag-screw-fixation-in-proximal-femoral-fractures
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Kadir Buyukdogan, Omur Caglar, Samet Isik, Mazhar Tokgozoglu, Bulent Atilla
OBJECTIVE: We assessed factors associated with cut-out after internal fixation of proximal femoral fractures using double lag screw nails. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with non-pathological intertrochanteric femur fractures and a minumum 90days follow-up who underwent internal fixation with dual lag screw nails were included. Potential risk factors for lag screw cut-out investigated by our study were: age, gender, body mass index, comorbidities (American Society of Anesthesiologists [ASA] classification), type of fracture (AO/OTA classification), fracture stability, side, operation time, implant length, reduction quality, tip-apex distance (TAD), and lag screw configuration...
November 19, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882814/the-ao-pediatric-comprehensive-classification-of-long-bone-fractures-pccf-part-iii
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Laurent Audigé, Theddy Slongo, Nicolas Lutz, Andrea Blumenthal, Alexander Joeris
Background and purpose - The AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (PCCF) describes the localization and morphology of fractures, and considers severity in 2 categories: (1) simple, and (2) multifragmentary. We evaluated simple and multifragmentary fractures in a large consecutive cohort of children diagnosed with long bone fractures in Switzerland. Patients and methods - Children and adolescents treated for fractures between 2009 and 2011 at 2 tertiary pediatric surgery hospitals were retrospectively included...
November 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882811/the-ao-pediatric-comprehensive-classification-of-long-bone-fractures-pccf-part-ii
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Alexander Joeris, Nicolas Lutz, Andrea Blumenthal, Theddy Slongo, Laurent Audigé
Background and purpose - To achieve a common understanding when dealing with long bone fractures in children, the AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (AO PCCF) was introduced in 2007. As part of its final validation, we present the most relevant fracture patterns in the lower extremities of a representative population of children classified according to the PCCF. Patients and methods - We included patients up to the age of 17 who were diagnosed with 1 or more long bone fractures between January 2009 and December 2011 at either of 2 tertiary care university hospitals in Switzerland...
November 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879185/-an-integrated-approach-including-paediatric-and-forensic-medical-expertise-on-suspicion-of-child-abuse
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M C M Schouten, W A Karst, H F van der Stel, A H Teeuw, E M van de Putte
A false accusation of child abuse has a major impact on child and family. Conversely, a missed diagnosis of child abuse may have significant and lifelong consequences for the child. For health professionals the assessment of the nature of the injury and differentiating between accidental and inflicted injury, disease manifestation or a physiological phenomenon can be challenging. For adequate determination of the cause of injury, an integrated approach including paediatric knowledge and forensic medical expertise is essential...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876350/a-solution-to-the-vessel-shortage-during-free-vascularized-fibular-grafting-for-reconstructing-infected-bone-defects-of-the-femur-bridging-with-vein-transplantation
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Ren Gao-Hong, Li Run-Guang, Jiang Gui-Yong, Chen Chao-Jie, Bao Zhi-Gang
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and clinical efficacy of bridging vein transplantation to deal with the vessel shortage during free vascularized fibular grafting for reconstructing infected bone defects of the femur. METHODS: Twelve patients (aged 15-58 years) with infected bone defects of the femur (between 6.0 and 18.0cm) were recruited in this study. Vacuum sealing drainage were applied after extensive debridement of the infected bone defects and irrigated with 0...
October 22, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875491/assessing-the-efficacy-of-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-in-multiply-injured-patients-with-high-energy-pelvic-and-extremity-fractures
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Bellal Joseph, Mazhar Khalil, Caitlyn Harrison, Tianyi Swartz, Narong Kulvatunyou, Ansab A Haider, Tahereh O Jokar, David Burk, Ali Mahmoud, Rifat Latifi, Peter Rhee
OBJECTIVES: Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) is being increasingly used for reversing induced coagulopathy of trauma. However, the use of PCC for reversing coagulopathy in multiply injured patients with pelvic and/or lower extremity fractures remains unclear. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of PCC for reversing coagulopathy in this group of patients. DESIGN: Two-year retrospective analysis. SETTING: Our level I trauma center...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874910/short-versus-long-cephalomedullary-nails-for-pertrochanteric-hip-fracture
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Nicholas B Frisch, Nickolas J Nahm, Jad G Khalil, Clifford M Les, Stuart T Guthrie, Michael A Charters
This study compared patients who underwent treatment with short or long cephalomedullary nails with integrated cephalocervical screws and linear compression. Patients with AO/OTA 31-A2 or A3 pertrochanteric fractures treated with either short (n=72) or long (n=97) InterTAN (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee) cephalomedullary nails were reviewed. Information on perioperative measures (estimated blood loss, surgical time, and fluoroscopy time) and postoperative orthopedic complications (infection, implant failure, screw cutout, and periprosthetic femur fracture) was included...
November 22, 2016: Orthopedics
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