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Jessica C Rivera, Renee M Greer, Mary Ann Spott, Anthony E Johnson
BACKGROUND: The Military Orthopaedic Trauma Registry (MOTR) was designed to replicate the Department of Defense Trauma Registry's (DoDTR's) role as pillar for data-driven management of extremity war wounds. The MOTR continuously undergoes quality assurance checks to optimize the registry data for future quality improvement efforts. We conducted a quality assurance survey of MOTR entrants to determine if a simple MOTR data pull could provide robust orthopedic-specific information toward the question of causes for late amputation...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Hideto Ohtsuki, Masayoshi Kawakami, Tetsuji Kawakami, Kazuya Takahashi, Tadaaki Kirita, Yutaka Komasa
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis has become a critical public health problem with the rapidly aging population in Japan. It is necessary for dentists to know their patients' status because it influences dental treatment. The purpose of this study was to predict the risk of osteoporosis in elderly patients visiting a dental clinic by assessing mandibular cortical morphology on panoramic radiographs. METHOD: Three-hundred and thirty patients were divided into three classes based on the morphology of their mandibular cortex on panoramic radiographs...
October 21, 2016: International Dental Journal
Samuel Ginot, Lionel Hautier, Laurent Marivaux, Monique Vianey-Liaud
Studies linking postcranial morphology with locomotion in mammals are common. However, such studies are mostly restricted to caviomorphs in rodents. We present here data from various families, belonging to the three main groups of rodents (Sciuroidea, Myodonta, and Ctenohystrica). The aim of this study is to define morphological indicators for the astragalus and calcaneus, which allow for inferences to be made about the locomotor behaviours in rodents. Several specimens were dissected and described to bridge the myology of the leg with the morphology of the bones of interest...
2016: PeerJ
Michael T McCarthy, Hawa Ebrahem, Zariena Aibdeen, Philip A Hodnett, Elizabeth Mulcahy, Nemer Osman
In prostate cancer patients, if bone scan demonstrates a solitary lesion in atypical area, this is possibly an indication of metastatic disease. Therefore, biopsy confirmation is required to determine the nature of the abnormality and therefore dictates further staging investigations and treatment options.
October 2016: JRSM Open
Xudong Miao, Yongping Wu, Huimin Tao, Disheng Yang, Lu Huang
BACKGROUND: Transfer of a flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon can not only reconstruct the Achilles tendon but also provide ischemic tendinous tissues with a rich blood supply to enhance wound healing. This retrospective study aims to investigate clinical outcomes in patients who underwent repair of Kuwada grade IV chronic Achilles tendon rupture with long hallucis longus tendons harvested using a minimally invasive technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 35 patients who were treated for Kuwada grade IV Achilles tendon injuries from July 2006 to June 2011 were included in this retrospective study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
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
Achmad Fauzi Kamal, Agus Waryudi, Zuhri Effendi, Evelina Kodrat
INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of giant cell tumor (GCT) at atypical locations like bones of the feet are rare, seen in <1% of cases. GCT may have aggressive features, including cortical expansion or destruction with a soft-tissue component. Difficult diagnosis most often followed with complicated management and high recurrence rate remains a challenge that is rarely reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We presented a case of forty-six-year-old male patient with giant cell tumor of the right calcaneus Campanacci 3 with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC)...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Chris Smolen, Cheryl E Quenneville
The foot-ankle complex is frequently injured in a wide array of debilitating events such as car crashes. Numerical models and experimental tests have been used to assess injury risk, but most do not account for the variations in ankle posture that frequently occur during these events. In this study, the positions of the bones of the foot-ankle complex (particularly, the hindfoot) were quantified over a range of postures. Computed tomography scans were taken of a male cadaveric leg under axial loading with the ankle in five postures in which fractures are commonly reported...
September 30, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Jose Francisco Rodríguez-Vázquez, Yohei Honkura, Yukio Katori, Gen Murakami, Hiroshi Abe
The existence of hard tissue pulleys that act to change the direction of a muscle insertion tendon is well known in the human body. These include (1) the trochlea for the extraocular obliquus superior muscle, (2) the pterygoid hamulus for the tensor veli palatini muscle, (3) the deep sulcus on the plantar aspect of the cuboid bone for the peroneus longus tendon, (4) the lesser sciatic notch for the obturator internus muscle, and (5) the bony trochleariformis process for the tensor tympani muscle tendon. In addition, (6) the stapedius muscle tendon shows a lesser or greater angulation at the pyramidal eminence of the temporal bone...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
Sarah M Ramteke, Jonathan J Kaufman, Stephen M Arpadi, Stephanie Shiau, Renate Strehlau, Faeezah Patel, Ndileka Mbete, Ashraf Coovadia, Michael T Yin
The purpose of this clinical note is to describe the performance of the Lunar Achilles Insight device in assessing bone quality at the calcaneus in 142 children between the ages of 5 and 11 y accessing healthcare in Johannesburg, South Africa. We observed an asymmetric bimodal distribution in speed of sound (SOS). The minor mode consisted of unusually high SOS values (≥1625 m/s), which were primarily observed among children with foot size <19 cm and height <119 cm. Cortical regions of the bone may have been inadvertently included in the region of interest for smaller feet, causing unusually high SOS values...
September 28, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Stephen C Cobb, Mukta N Joshi, Robin L Pomeroy
In-vitro and invasive in-vivo studies have reported relatively independent motion in the medial and lateral forefoot segments during gait. However, most current surface-based models have not defined medial and lateral forefoot or midfoot segments. The purpose of the current study was to determine the reliability of a seven segment foot model that includes medial and lateral midfoot and forefoot segments during walking gait. Three-dimensional positions of marker clusters located on the leg and six foot segments were tracked as ten participants completed five walking trials...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
M Atteritano, E Di Mauro, V Canale, A M Bruzzese, C A Ricciardi, V Cernaro, A Lacquaniti, M Buemi, D Santoro
: In hemodialysis patients, vertebral fractures were associated with elevated sclerostin levels, suggesting that sclerostin could reflect bone fragility in these patients. INTRODUCTION: Fragility fractures are common in hemodialysis patients. The aims of our study were to determine the prevalence of vertebral fracture and analyze associations between sclerostin serum levels and vertebral fractures in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Ninety-two hemodialysis patients and 100 controls matched for age and sex were studied...
September 28, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Misa Nakamura, Yosuke Kobashi, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiroyuki Oka, Ryohei Kono, Sachiko Nomura, Akihiro Maeno, Munehito Yoshida, Hirotoshi Utsunomiya
BACKGROUND: A concept referred to as locomotive syndrome (LS) was proposed by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association in order to help identify middle-aged and older adults who may be at high risk of requiring healthcare services because of problems associated with locomotion. Cardiometabolic disorders, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia, have a high prevalence worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between LS and both body composition and cardiometabolic disorders...
September 27, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
Mohammad Taufik Bin Mohamed Shah, Bak Siew Steven Wong
A 30-year-old woman presented with a six-month history of left posterior heel pain. Physical examination revealed a tender, inflamed and indurated posterior heel with a visible bony prominence of the posterosuperior aspect of the calcaneus. Lateral ankle radiography showed a prominent left posterosuperior calcaneal tuberosity and thickening of the distal Achilles tendon outline. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated high-signal inflammatory fluid in the retrocalcaneal bursa, increased signal intensity and thickening of the Achilles tendon, and prominence of the posterior calcaneus tuberosity with reactive marrow oedema...
September 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Travis J Dekker, Yash Avashia, Suhail K Mithani, Andrew P Matson, Alexander J Lampley, Samuel B Adams
: Introduction Achilles tendon and posterior heel wound complications are difficult to treat. These typically require soft tissue coverage via microvascular free tissue transfer at a tertiary referral center. Here, we describe coverage of a series of posterior heel and Achilles wounds via simple, local tissue transfer, called a bipedicle fasciocutaneous flap. This flap can be performed by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, without resources of tertiary/specialized care or microvascular support...
September 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Elżbieta Skowrońska-Jóźwiak, Maciej Jaworski, Roman Lorenc, Andrzej Lewiński
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to assess dietary calcium intake in the Polish population and its influence on selected parameters of bone tissue. MATERIALS AND METHOD: 1,129 osteoporosis treatment-naive subjects, aged 20-80 years, randomly selected, were involved in the study. Bone status was established using densitometry of spine and hip and quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus. Dietary calcium intake was calculated according to data gathered in a questionnaire...
September 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Tyler Snoap, Matthew Jaykel, Cayla Williams, Jason Roberts
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal fractures are commonly seen and treated in the emergency department. There are subsets of calcaneal fractures that pose a high risk to the adjacent soft tissue of the heel and can result in full-thickness tissue necrosis. OBJECTIVE: To identify which calcaneal fractures need to be managed within hours and triaged to the orthopedic team and which can be temporized in a neutral or plantarflexed ankle splint and seen in an outpatient setting. DISCUSSION: Tongue-type calcaneal fractures and tuberosity fractures must be triaged appropriately within the first few hours of presentation to prevent skin compromise...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Gabriella Meier Bürgisser, Maurizio Calcagni, Elias Bachmann, Gion Fessel, Jess G Snedeker, Pietro Giovanoli, Johanna Buschmann
After tendon rupture repair, two main problems may occur: re-rupture and adhesion formation. Suitable non-murine animal models are needed to study the healing tendon in terms of biomechanical properties and extent of adhesion formation. In this study 24 New Zealand White rabbits received a full transection of the Achilles tendon 2 cm above the calcaneus, sutured with a 4-strand Becker suture. Post-surgical analysis was performed at 3, 6 and 12 weeks. In the 6-week group, animals received a cast either in a 180 deg stretched position during 6 weeks (adhesion provoking immobilization), or were re-casted with a 150 deg position after 3 weeks (adhesion inhibiting immobilization), while in the other groups (3 and 12 weeks) a 180 deg position cast was applied for 3 weeks...
September 15, 2016: Biology Open
Peng Liu, Ziliang Ye, Jingjing Lu, Haili Lu, Liping Guan, Zhihai Teng, Shangzhi Gao, Mingyi Li
The aim of this study was to compare bone mineral densities (BMDs) and body composition between Southeast Asia college students and Chinese college students, in order to provide a certain reference enhancing college students' physical fitness.A total of 1694 Chinese college students (294 men and 1400 women, aged 18-22 years) and 250 Southeast Asia college students (148 men and 102 women, aged 19-22 years) were included in the study. Weight, height, and body mass index were measured anthropometrically. BMD values were determined by ultrasound bone densitometer and body composition was determined by body composition analyzer...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Daniel L Miranda, Melissa Putman, Ruby Kandah, Maria Cubria, Sebastian Suarez, Ara Nazarian, Brian Snyder
Prolonged immobilization in hospitalized children can lead to fragility fractures and muscle contractures and atrophy. The purpose of this study was to develop a lower-extremity disuse rabbit model with musculoskeletal changes similar to those observed in children subjected to prolonged immobilization. Six-week-old rabbits were randomly assigned to control (CTRL, n=4) or bilateral sciatic and femoral neurectomy (bSFN, n=4) groups. Trans-axial helical CT scans of each rabbit׳s hind limbs were acquired after eight weeks...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
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