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Proximal femur fractures

Yiru Lorna Fan, Wilfred C G Peh
Osteoporosis, a systemic metabolic disease of bone, is characterized by low bone mass and altered trabecular pattern, leading to increased risk of fractures. It increases in prevalence with age, especially in postmenopausal women, and can have other secondary causes. Radiologic evaluation of osteoporosis has historically used conventional radiography, which demonstrates cortical thinning, increased radiolucency, and altered trabecular patterns, and also aids in assessing vertebral fractures. Many indexes have been devised, such as the Saville index for the degree of radiolucency, and the Genant grading system for vertebral fractures...
July 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
David Lidwell, Colin A Meghoo
Skeletal traction is a useful technique for managing proximal femur fractures in austere environments where fracture stabilization for this injury is difficult. We present a technique and a construct appropriate for field use that facilitates patient evacuation, and we provide guidelines for the use of this technique by an advanced medical provider managing these injuries. The objectives of this article are to enable to reader to (1) recognize the role of skeletal traction in managing proximal femur fractures in an austere environment, (2) identify the key steps in placing transfemoral skeletal traction pins, and (3) identify options and requirements for building a traction construct in resource-limited environments...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Nikolai Briffa, Raju Karthickeyan, Joshua Jacob, Arshad Khaleel
The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical properties of medial and lateral plating of a medially comminuted supracondylar femoral fracture. A supracondylar femoral fracture model comparing two fixation methods was tested cyclically in axial loading. One-centimetre supracondylar gap osteotomies were created in six synthetic femurs approximately 6 cm proximal to the knee joint. There were two constructs investigated: group 1 and group 2 were stabilized with an 8-hole LC-DCP, medially and laterally, respectively...
October 12, 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Gloria Bonaccorsi, Enrica Fila, Carmelo Messina, Elisa Maietti, Fabio Massimo Ulivieri, Renata Caudarella, Pantaleo Greco, Giuseppe Guglielmi
PURPOSE: To evaluate (a) the performance in predicting the presence of bone fractures of trabecular bone score (TBS) and hip structural analysis (HSA) in type 2 diabetic postmenopausal women compared to a control group and (b) the fracture prediction ability of TBS versus Fracture Risk Calculator (FRAX(®)) as well as whether TBS can improve the fracture prediction ability of FRAX(®) in diabetic women. METHODS: Eighty diabetic postmenopausal women were matched with 88 controls without major diseases for age and body mass index...
October 8, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Mark Lenz, Karl Stoffel, Heike Kielstein, Keith Mayo, Gunther O Hofmann, Boyko Gueorguiev
INTRODUCTION: Proximal plate fixation in periprosthetic femur fractures can be improved by plate anchorage in the greater trochanter (lateral tension band principle) or bicortical locking screw placement beside the prosthesis stem in an embracement configuration. Both concepts were compared in a biomechanical test using a femoral hook plate (hook) or a locking attachment plate (LAP). METHODS: After bone mineral density (BMD) measurement in the greater trochanter, six pairs of fresh frozen human femora were assigned to two groups and instrumented with cemented hip endoprostheses...
September 30, 2016: Injury
B C J Majoor, N M Appelman-Dijkstra, M A J van de Sande, H M Kroon, N A T Hamdy, P D S Dijkstra
Fibrous dysplasia is a rare genetic bone disorder with a wide variation in clinical expression, ranging from asymptomatic patients to severely affected patients with extensive bone disease, pain, repetitive fractures and deformities and serious endocrinological symptoms (McCune-Albright syndrome). Here, we report on three different cases of fibrous dysplasia. First, a 46-year-old woman with a small solitary lesion in the proximal femur. Second, a 25-year-old man with polyostotic disease of the left leg who received both surgical and medical treatment...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Shabnam Samsami, Sadegh Saberi, Nima Bagheri, Gholamreza Rouhi
BACKGROUND: Vertical femoral neck fractures in the youth could be happened in high-energy accidents, and because of dominant shearing forces, this fracture is considered as a troublesome injury with a controversy regarding selection of the best fixation method. OBJECTIVE: The long term goal of this quasi-experimental study was to find the more stable fixation method among cannulated screws (CSs), proximal femoral locking plate (PFLP), and dynamic hip screw with derotational screw (DHS+DS) for this kind of fracture...
September 28, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
S Subramanian, M J Parker
Atypical femoral fractures have been associated with long term use of bisphosphonates. Our study plan was to report the outcome of treatment for a series of -patients with an atypical femoral fracture and to compare the characteristics of those patients with a proximal femoral fracture. 21 atypical fractures were identified over a seven year period and these were compared with those of 2.547 hip fracture patients treated over the same time period at a single centre. The mean age of patients with an atypical fracture was on average nine years less than that for the hip fracture patients (72 as against 81 years, p = 0...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
S Hopp, R Wirbel, I Ojodu, A Pizanis, T Pohlemann, J Fleischer
The aim of this study was to compare two proximal femur nails with regard to the complication rate and midterm clinical outcome : the InterTAN nail (ITN) versus the third generation gamma nail (GN). 78 patients older than 60 years with an unstable intertrochanteric femoral fracture (AO/OTA 31 A2/A3) were randomised over a 20 month period into either ITN (n = 39) or GN (n = 39). The outcomes of interest were the perioperative implant-related complications and the functional status (Harris Hip Score) at 6 months postoperatively...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Richard Eastell, Terence W O'Neill, Lorenz C Hofbauer, Bente Langdahl, Ian R Reid, Deborah T Gold, Steven R Cummings
Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder that is characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue. Fractures of the proximal femur, the vertebrae and the distal radius are the most frequent osteoporotic fractures, although most fractures in the elderly are probably at least partly related to bone fragility. The incidence of fractures varies greatly by country, but on average up to 50% of women >50 years of age are at risk of fractures. Fractures severely affect the quality of life of an individual and are becoming a major public health problem owing to the ageing population...
2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Hesham Saleh, Stephen Yu, Jonathan Vigdorchik, Ran Schwarzkopf
AIM: To review and report functional outcomes, complications, and survivorship associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the treatment of post-traumatic arthritis (PTA). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review according to the PRISMA guidelines. We searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, and SCOPUS in December 2015 for English-language clinical research studies, both prospective and retrospective, examining the use of TKA for the treatment of PTA. All relevant articles were accessed in full...
September 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
M S Reich, A J Dolenc, T A Moore, H A Vallier
BACKGROUND: Previous work established resuscitation parameters that minimize complications with early fracture management. This Early Appropriate Care (EAC) protocol was applied to patients with advanced age to determine if they require unique parameters to mitigate complications. METHODS: Between October 2010 and March 2013, 376 consecutive skeletally mature patients with unstable fractures of the pelvis, acetabulum, thoracolumbar spine, and/or proximal or diaphyseal femur fractures were treated at a level I trauma center and were prospectively studied...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
N A Johnson, C Uzoigwe, M Venkatesan, V Burgula, A Kulkarni, J N Davison, R U Ashford
INTRODUCTION Intramedullary nailing is a common treatment for proximal femoral fractures. Fracture of the nail is a rare but devastating complication that exposes often frail patients to complex revision surgery. We investigated which risk factors predict nail failure. METHODS We reviewed all cases of nail breakage seen over a 10-year period in a single busy trauma unit; 22 nail fractures were seen in 19 patients. Comparison was made with a group of 209 consecutive patients who underwent intramedullary fixation of a proximal femur fracture with no nail breakage over a 2-year period...
September 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Hiroaki Kijima, Shin Yamada, Natsuo Konishi, Hitoshi Kubota, Hiroshi Tazawa, Takayuki Tani, Norio Suzuki, Keiji Kamo, Yoshihiko Okudera, Ken Sasaki, Tetsuya Kawano, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada
PURPOSE: In femoral trochanteric fractures, fractures whose fracture lines extend to the basal neck or to the subtrochanteric part have high instability. Area classification can identify such instable fractures. The best choices of internal fixators for femoral trochanteric fractures were investigated according to area classification. METHODS: Femoral trochanteric fractures were investigated with respect to area classification. In area classification, the proximal femur is divided into 4 areas with 3 boundary lines: Line-1 is the center of the neck; Line-2 is the border between the neck and the trochanteric zone; and Line-3 links the inferior borders of the greater and lesser trochanters...
2016: SpringerPlus
J Schmolders, S Koob, P Schepers, S Gravius, D C Wirtz, C Burger, P H Pennekamp, A C Strauss
Introduction/Background: With extended life expectancy, the number of primary joint arthroplasties has also increased. Revision surgery is also more often necessary, due to aseptic or septic loosening of the prosthesis or periprosthetic fracture. Large bone defects often occur in these patients and several non-modular, conventional implants are available to handle this difficult situation. Custom made implants offer an individually designed and defect-adapted shape with perfect covering of the lesion, but may delay the operation...
September 15, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
R Guzmán-Vargas, D F Rincón-Cardozo, J A Camacho-Casas
Subtrochanteric fractures in children are rare events, occur in only 4% of all femur fractures, most injuries occur as a result of high energy trauma, being young males patient the most affected. The management of this type of injury is controversial, there are many forms of treatment, including the use of plaster spica 90-90, closed reduction and use of elastic or rigid intramedullary nails, open reduction and plate placement and external fixators. Most suggest that children under 10 should be preferred non-operative and for older than 12 surgical management is indicated, but the discussion is between 6 and 12 years old...
January 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Jun Han, Myung Hoon Hahn
BACKGROUND: Proximal femoral geometry may be a risk factor of osteoporotic hip fractures. However, there existed great differences among studies depending on race, sex and age of subjects. The purpose of the present study is to analyze proximal femoral geometry and bone mineral density (BMD) in the osteoporotic hip fracture patients. Furthermore, we investigated proximal femoral geometric parameters affecting fractures, and whether the geometric parameters could be an independent risk factor of fractures regardless of BMD...
August 2016: Journal of Bone Metabolism
Axel Somersalo, Juha Paloneva, Hannu Kautiainen, Eija LÖNnroos, Mikko HEinÄNen, Ilkka Kiviranta
Background and purpose - The association between mortality and lower extremity fractures (other than hip fractures in older individuals) is unclear. We therefore investigated mortality in adults of all ages after lower extremity fractures that required inpatient care. Patients and methods - Diagnosis code (ICD10), procedure code (NOMESCO), and 7 additional characteristics of patients admitted to the trauma ward at Central Finland Hospital were collected between 2002 and 2008 (n = 3,567). Patients were followed up until the end of 2012...
September 12, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
George W Miller, Jenna J Godrey, Markus L Sagmeister, Thomas L Lewis
AIMS: Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) is a simple regional anaesthetic block that has been shown to be superior to other regional anaesthetic blocks with regards to success rate and analgesic efficacy in the acute management of proximal femoral fractures. The objective was to quantitatively assess the provision of FICB for patients with proximal femoral fractures in the UK. METHODS: A national observational study of all acute medical trusts in the UK (n=187) was conducted...
September 3, 2016: Injury
Jae Hyuk Yang, Tae Gon Jung, Arjun Rupanagudi Honnurappa, Jae Min Cha, Chang Hwa Ham, Tae Yoon Kim, Seung Woo Suh
Introduction. To compare the biomechanical stability of the femur following the removal of proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA-II) and dynamic hip screw (DHS). Material and Methods. 56 paired cadaveric femurs were used as experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, PFNA-II and DHS were randomly inserted into femurs on both sides and then removed. Thereafter, compression load was applied until fracture occurred; biomechanical stability of the femurs and associated fracture patterns were studied...
2016: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
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