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Kyle M L Unsdorfer, Samir M Abdelmagid
A case of a repaired failed toe arthrodesis is presented. A novel and previously unreported approach using a percutaneously placed Kirschner wire coupled with a pulsed electromagnetic field achieved healing of a painful pseudoarthrosis at 54 days. With a percutaneous technique, open debridement of the failed arthrodesis site can be avoided.
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Kenneth W DeFontes, Joshua Vaughn, Jeremy Smith, Eric M Bluman
Talar body osteonecrosis can be a devastating, painful condition that is difficult to manage surgically when conservative treatments have failed. With early disease, nonoperative treatments can prolong the need for operative correction in the young patient. Later stage disease with extensive involvement may require a tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis to retain functionality of the limb. This situation frequently requires a structural bone graft. Using the technique described in this article, the void resulting from collapse of the talar body is filled with talar allograft, which offers a more anatomic and structurally rigid construct than previously described methods using an allograft femoral head...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Brian C Goh, Amit Jain, Paul D Sponseller
CASE: A 12-year-old girl with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) underwent posterior spinal arthrodesis (from T2 to the sacrum) for double major-curve scoliosis. She developed complete paralysis of all of the extremities 24 hours after surgery, without evidence of ischemia or infarction. The rods were removed, and the neurologic status improved; there was full restoration of strength within 1 week. She then underwent in situ fixation. At the 2-year follow-up, there had been no lapse in neurologic function...
March 14, 2018: JBJS Case Connector
Víctor Rodrigo, Marta Claramonte, Mónica Martín, Juan B Calatayud
BACKGROUND: Intradural disc herniation is a rare phenomenon in spine surgery. Diagnosis is difficult despite current neuroradiologic imaging techniques. METHOD: We present a case of a 59-year-old man with lumbar and radicular pain and a recurrent lumbar herniation. A laminectomy was performed after no clear disc herniation in the epidural space was found and an intradural mass was palpable. A durotomy showed an intradural disc fragment that was removed, followed by an arthrodesis...
March 12, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
A Guiroy, A Sícoli, N Gonzalez Masanés, A Morales Ciancio, M Gagliardi, A Falavigna
Background: The paraspinal, posterolateral, or Wiltse approach is an old technique that observes the principles of an MIS procedure. The aim of this study was to provide a step-by-step description from the literature of the Wiltse paraspinal approach and analyze its main advantages and limitations. Methods: Here, we provide a step-by-step description of the Wiltse approach. Utilizing PubMed and Lilacs and the Mesh terms "Wiltse approach," "paraspinal approach," "muscle sparing approach," and "lumbar spine," we identified 10 papers...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
J Diranzo-García, X Bertó-Martí, L Castillo-Ruiperez, V Estrems-Díaz, L Hernández-Ferrando, J Villodre-Jiménez, A Bru-Pomer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of surgical treatment of intraarticular calcaneal fractures, and also to analyze the variables that influence the final clinical and radiological outcomes as well as the complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 86 intraarticular calcaneal fractures in 78 patients, who underwent surgery with an extended lateral approach and reconstruction plate. The mean age was 48 years (16-74 years) and the mean follow-up was 4...
March 6, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Samuel K van de Velde, Megan Cashin, Ratna Johari, Rachel Blackshaw, Abhay Khot, H Kerr Graham
AIM: The prevalence of severely symptomatic deformities of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) requiring arthrodesis is unknown. Recent literature regarding these deformities is limited. We studied the presentation of severe, symptomatic deformities of the first ray in a large population of children and adolescents with CP and their association with gross motor function, CP subtype, and other musculoskeletal deformities. METHOD: We identified 41 patients with CP and a symptomatic deformity of the first MTP joint, managed by arthrodesis, from a large population based database over a 21-year period...
March 8, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Daniel A Maranho, Kathryn A Williams, Michael B Millis, Young-Jo Kim, Eduardo N Novais
BACKGROUND: The treatment of hip dysplasia in patients with Down syndrome is challenging. We investigated the clinical, functional, and radiographic outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) as well as factors associated with its failure at a minimum of 5 years of follow-up. METHODS: Between 1992 and 2011, 19 patients with Down syndrome (26 hips) underwent PAO at a mean age of 16.2 ± 4.7 years. Hip pain and function were assessed with use of the modified Harris hip score (HHS) and the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Christiane Kruppa, Tyler Snoap, Debra L Sietsema, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda, Clifford B Jones
The outcomes of pediatric talus fractures have been minimally reported in published studies. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes after talus fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients and to define the differences among the different age groups in this population. A total of 52 children and adolescents (54 fractures) with 24 type 1 (44.44%), 13 type 2 (24.07%), 8 type 3 (14.81%), and 9 type 4 (16.67%) Marti-Weber fractures were considered...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Oliver J Gagné, Andrea Veljkovic, Mark Glazebrook, Timothy R Daniels, Murray J Penner, Kevin J Wing, Alastair S E Younger
BACKGROUND: People who are affected by end-stage ankle arthritis are as disabled as those suffering from arthritis in other main articulations of the lower extremity. Once these patients become unable to perform their job duties, they leave the workforce and require financial aid from government agencies, which represents a considerable economic burden. Regardless of whether arthrodesis or arthroplasty is performed, we hypothesized that patients younger than 55 years at the time of surgery should be able to return to work within 2 years and require less social assistance...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Xianda Gao, Linfeng Wang, Jingtao Zhang, Peng Wang, Yong Shen
STUDY DESIGN: This is retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose is to examine the state of the L5-S1 disk after long fusion arthrodesis stopping at L5 in adult scoliosis, and to identify the risk factors for disk degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The long fusion arthrodesis surgery for adult scoliosis has shown to have good clinical results. However, there is still some controversy with reference to the potential caudal extents of the fusion, that is, L5 or S1...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
Richard D Ferkel
Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis is the treatment method of choice to achieve good clinical scores, faster time to union, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stay. However, the union rate, reoperation rate, and operative time are similar to open arthrodesis. The choice of which method to use for arthrodesis is influenced by surgeon preference and experience, clinical presentation, and equipment availability. Overall, we must choose the method of ankle arthrodesis that gives the best result with the least morbidity to the patient...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Jing Wang, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Wesley Durand, Daniel Reid, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine injuries are a common cause of morbidity and mortality, but optimal treatment is debated. Prior studies showed substantial variation in treatment. We examined treatment variation in arthrodesis and halo/tong placement in cervical spine injury patients. METHODS: We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample, 2000-2011. Patients were identified based on International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision diagnosis codes...
February 28, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Alicja Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski, Tadeusz Płusa
Infection of the surgical operation site is found in approximately 3% of patients and 20% of patients undergoing urgent surgery. The occurrence of this type of complications is affected both by coexisting diseases and the presence of infection in the environment in which the patient is staying. It should also be taken into account that the bacteria found in the implanted material and surrounding tissues have the ability to adhere to the implant, creating a biofilm structure there. The presented patient is an illustration of such a problem, because after L5 laminectomy and extensive L2-L3 and L3-L4 one-sided fenestration and L2-L3-L4-L5 facetectomy, interbody bone arthrodesis and transpedicular stabilization, he reported for fever and pain in right lumbar area...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Paolo di Russo, Carlo Tascini, Maria Elena Benini, Carlotta Martini, Paolo Lepori
Background: Propionibacterium acnes ( P. acnes ) is a microaerophilic anaerobic Gram-positive rod responsible for acne vulgaris. Although it is often considered to be a skin contaminant, it may act as a virulent agent in implant-associated infections. Conversely, spontaneous infectious processes have been rarely described. Case Description: Here, we describe a 43-year-old female with C1-C2 spondylodiscitis attributed to P. acnes infection. Despite long-term antibiotic treatment, computed tomography demonstrated erosion of the C1 and C2 vertebral complex that later warranted a fusion...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Michael W Downey, Ted C Lai, Justin J Fleming
At present there is controversy regarding the appropriate treatment of severely comminuted fractures of the lower extremity. Even with near-perfect anatomic reduction of severely comminuted fractures, development of posttraumatic arthritis is still present at an increased rate. Primary fusion of comminuted fractures of the foot and ankle creates successful and predictable outcomes, which dismisses the chance of developing posttraumatic arthritis and decreases complications and the need for revisional procedures...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Ammar H Hawasli, John L Cashin, Neill M Wright
BACKGROUND: Adjacent-level disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) occurs in a significant proportion of patients and frequently requires revision operation. Methods using traditional plates typically require removal of the plate with anecdotally increased operative-time and morbidity. We review our experience in treating symptomatic adjacent-segment disease using both traditional plate removal and modular- plate system which allows for add-on plate components rather than removal of the entire plate...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Ehab Shiban, Moritz Nies, Johann Kogler, Lorenz Kogler, Pedro Ribeiro da Cunha, Bernhard Meyer, Jens Lehmberg
AIM: To correlate clinical and radiological outcome following one- and two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with stand-alone polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages filled with demineralized bone matrix (DBM). METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of a consecutive patient cohort with degenerative disc disease that underwent ACDF with stand-alone PEEK cages filled with demineralized bone matrix (DBM) between 2010 and 2013 with a minimum follow-up of 12 months...
February 26, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Ilker Abdullah Sarikaya, Ali Seker, Ozan Ali Erdal, Mehmet Ali Talmac, Muharrem Inan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to present a treatment algorithm for the correction of the hallux valgus deformity in Cerebral Palsy (CP) patients and to discuss the outcomes based on our clinical and radiological results. METHODS: 29 patients (45 feet) were included in the study. The mean age of the patients at the time of the surgery was 14 (range 6-22) years. The mean follow-up was 33 (range 22-59) months. A reconstructive procedure was performed on 19 patients (27 feet); a soft tissue surgery and exostectomy of the bunion in six patients (11 feet); and MTP joint arthrodesis in four patients (7 feet)...
February 22, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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