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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349968/-clinical-outcomes-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-using-wagner-sl-revision-stem-in-femoral-intertrochanteric-fractures-for-patients-with-old-fracture-or-painful-arthritis-before-injury
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Xian-Wu Chen, Ru-Qing Ye, Hai-Ping Xu
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study the clinical results of total hip arthroplasty(THA) using Wagner SL revision stem for patients with femoral intertrochanteric fracture. METHODS: From 2006 January to 2009 December, 29 consecutive patients with femoral intertrochanteric fractures were performed THA using Wagner SL revision stem and intertrochanteric reconstruction, including 18 males and 11 females with an average age of 49 years old ranging from 43 to 58. Among them, 8 cases were oboslete femoral intertrochanteric fractures and 21 cases were the intertrochanteric fractures with painful arthritis before injuries...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335832/lateral-trochanteric-pain-following-total-hip-arthroplasty-radiographic-assessment-of-altered-biomechanics-as-a-potential-aetiology
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Ali Abdulkarim, Cathy Keegan, Raazi Bajwa, Eoin Sheehan
INTRODUCTION: Lateral trochanteric pain (LTP) complicates up to 17% of cases of total hip arthroplasty (THA). Studies have refuted underlying trochanteric bursitis. Restoration of the femoral offset and reproduction of the natural femoral centre of rotation are important in successful arthroplasty. LTP is believed to be associated with their alteration. AIM: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of femoral offset and centre of rotation on the incidence of LTP post-THA...
January 15, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330270/cutis-marmorata-telangiectatica-congenita-and-major-lower-limb-asymmetry
#3
Joana Amaral, Sara Peixoto, Gabriela Mimoso, Dolores Pereira
A 39-week-old male newborn presented at birth with atrophic erythematous and purpuric skin lesions, in a typical right-sided segmental distribution. Lesions were persistent and unaffected by rewarming in the postpartum period. Postnatal echocardiogram showed a predominance of the right cavities and an upper atrial septal defect. Cerebral and abdominal ultrasound were normal along with ophthalmological examination. On follow-up, lower limbs asymmetry was noted. The right lower limb was shorter in length and had a smaller diameter...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306147/the-effect-of-simulated-leg-length-discrepancy-on-lower-limb-biomechanics-during-gait
#4
Sam Khamis, Eli Carmeli
Understanding the effects of leg length discrepancy (LLD) on the biomechanics of gait and determining as to what extent of LLD alters gait is essential. A total of 91 biomechanical data were assessed from 14 lower limbs of healthy individuals walking under random conditions: shod only and with a 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 mm sole lift. Lower limb kinematics and dynamic leg length (DLL) were measured by a motion capture system. Hotelling's T-Square test was used to evaluate the differences in DLLs throughout the gait cycle in conjunction with differences between the sides based on the maximal stance phase and minimal swing phase DLLs...
December 28, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284521/exercise-intervention-for-unilateral-amputees-with-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joseph G Wasser, Daniel C Herman, MaryBeth Horodyski, Jason L Zaremski, Brady Tripp, Phillip Page, Kevin R Vincent, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Atraumatic lower limb amputation is a life-changing event for approximately 185,000 persons in the United States each year. A unilateral amputation is associated with rapid changes to the musculoskeletal system including leg and back muscle atrophy, strength loss, gait asymmetries, differential mechanical joint loading and leg length discrepancies. Even with high-quality medical care and prostheses, amputees still develop secondary musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic low back pain (LBP)...
December 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241817/salvage-of-congenital-pseudarthrosis-of-the-tibia-by-the-induced-membrane-technique-followed-by-a-motorised-lengthening-nail
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T Pollon, J Sales de Gauzy, T Pham, C Thévenin Lemoine, F Accadbled
An 18-year-old male with neurofibromatosis type I was treated for congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia using the Masquelet induced-membrane technique with internal fixation by retrograde implantation of a transplantar intramedullary nail. Bone healing was obtained at the expense of malunion with external rotation and 5.5cm of lower limb shortening. A motorised intramedullary lengthening nail (Fitbone®, Wittenstein, Igersheim, Germany) was implanted. This treatment was successful in correcting the rotational malalignment and limb length discrepancy...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233587/combined-capillary-venous-lymphatic-malformations-without-overgrowth-in-patients-with-klippel-tr%C3%A3-naunay-syndrome
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Elisa Brandigi, Giovanni Torino, Mario Messina, Francesco Molinaro, Oscar Mazzei, Tommaso Matucci, Juan Carlos López Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVE: Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome (KTS) is described in the literature as a complex syndrome characterized by various combinations of capillary, venous, and lymphatic malformations associated with limb overgrowth. In the first description by Maurice Klippel and Paul Trénaunay, tridimensional bone hypertrophy was believed to be the cause of limb enlargement. The purpose of this study was primarily to assess the presence of real bone hypertrophy as a cause of enlargement of the limb and to underline the rare presence of undergrowth of the affected limb in patients with KTS...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226200/long-term-results-of-osteoarticular-allograft-reconstruction-in-children-with-distal-femoral-bone-tumors
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Khodamorad Jamshidi, Mehrdad Bahrabadi, Alireza Mirzaei
Background: There is no consensus regarding the best method of reconstruction in pediatric population following the wide resection of malignant bone tumors. More exploration of the complications of osteoarticular reconstruction leads to less existing controversy of this type of reconstruction, which is the main point of this article. Methods: Long-term outcomes and complications of osteoarticular allograft reconstruction of primary distal femoral bone sarcomas in 22 children with mean age of 10...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226199/effectiveness-of-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-mipo-on-comminuted-tibial-or-femoral-fractures
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Ali Andalib, Erfan Sheikhbahaei, Zeynab Andalib, Mohammad A Tahririan
Background: Comminuted fractures happen frequently due to traumas. Fixation without opening the fracture site, known as minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), has recently become prevalent. This study has been designed to assess the outcomes of this treatment for tibial and femoral comminuted fractures. Methods: A total of 60 patients with comminuted femoral or tibial fractures were operated with MIPO method in this cross-sectional study at Alzahra university hospital in 2015...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224940/results-of-nonoperative-management-of-acute-limb-ischemia-in-infants
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S Keisin Wang, Gary W Lemmon, Natalie A Drucker, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael C Dalsing, Ashley R Gutwein, Brian W Gray, Michael P Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) in infants poses a challenge to the clinician secondary to poor operative outcomes, limb loss risk, and lifelong morbidity. This retrospective study reviewed a 10-year institutional experience with the nonoperative management of ALI in infants. METHODS: Infants (aged ≤12 months) diagnosed with ALI by duplex ultrasound and treated with initial nonoperative management at a tertiary care children's hospital were identified through vascular laboratory arterial duplex ultrasound records and International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology codes associated with ALI...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214458/the-effects-of-uninvolved-side-epiphysiodesis-for-limb-length-equalization-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy-clinical-evaluation-with-the-edinburgh-visual-gait-score
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Marco Corradin, Roberto Schiavon, Andrea Borgo, Jacques Deslandes, Antonella Cersosimo, Federico Canavese
PURPOSE: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy patient may present a shorten leg on the hemiplegic side that afflicts negatively the kinematic of the uninvolved limb. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the modification of gait kinematic after epiphysiodesis for limb equalization and secondary to verify the prediction of correction. METHODS: Skeletally immature hemiplegic patients with a minimum limb leg discrepancy (LLD) of 2.5 cm were treated with epiphysiodesis of the unaffected knee and clinically evaluated with Edinburgh visual gait score (EVGS)...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208195/-treatment-principles-in-bone-reconstruction-and-limb-lengthening-of-the-lower-extremity
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Ulrik Kæhler Olesen, Tobias Nygaard, Søren V Kold, Adam Hede
Limb length discrepancies, axis deviations and bone loss on a congenital, traumatic or infectious basis are treated with restoration of axis and bone elongation. The intention is to improve gait and function, to relieve pain caused by imbalance in the musculoskeletal system and to prevent degenerative joint disease. Modern motorized intramedullary nails spare the patients for external fixators, and thus complications are being reduced. X-ray, CT-based planning and a thorough clinical examination is essential for a good result...
November 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197838/leg-length-discrepancy-the-importance-of-a-complete-history-and-examination
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Duncan Coffey, Sarah Patricia Hudson-Phillips, Sarkhell Saadi Radha, Simon Ball
A 26-year-old woman with a 1-year history of right knee pain had failed to respond to analgesia and activity modification in the community. Her general practitioner referred her to the orthopaedic department for specialist review. A thorough history revealed that she had multiple orthopaedic interventions as a child. The patient had significant postoperative infection of the left knee following knee surgery at 7 years of age. Examination demonstrated the presence of a limp, scoliosis and suspected leg length discrepancy...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192638/clinical-outcomes-after-open-locked-intramedullary-nailing-of-closed-femoral-shaft-fractures-for-adult-patients-in-a-nigerian-hospital
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O N Salawu, G H Ibraheem, O M Babalola, D M Kadir, B A Ahmed, S B Agaja, A Olawepo, A A Nasir
BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are common injuries in adults. Closed locked intramedullary nailing is the recommended treatment for femoral shaft fractures due to its high union rate. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the outcome of management of closed femoral shaft fractures in adult patients, using open locked intramedullary nailing. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study which was carried out on all adult patients aged 16 years and above who presented within 2 weeks of sustaining closed femoral shaft fractures to the accident and emergency unit of a University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria from January 2013 to December 2013...
October 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182128/management-of-birth-associated-subtrochanteric-femur-fractures
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S Frik
In daily clinical practice most orthopedic surgeons suffer from doubt about treatment of rare injuries. The aim of this study is to enlighten the management of birth related femoral subtrochanteric fractures of neonates. Four birth-related femoral subtrochanteric fractures of neonates were treated and followed up. Difficult caesarian breech delivery seems to be a risk factor. All patients were treated with Pavlik harness and union was achieved by the fourth week. None of the patients suffer any angulation or limb length discrepancy...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182127/lower-limb-equalization-with-percutaneus-epiphysiodesis-of-the-knee-joint-area
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K Niedzielski, P Flont, M Domżalski, Z Lipczyk, K Malecki
INTRODUCTION: Epiphysiodesis has become one of the most popular methods in the treatment of leg length discrepancy (LLD) due to its surgical simplicity, short hospitalization time, and a low risk of complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 34 patients treated for LDD with percutaneus epiphisiodesis of the distal femur and/or the proximal tibia. The mean discrepancy was 2.8 cm. The outcome evaluation method was based on Kemnitz et al...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182121/primary-epiphyseal-and-metaepiphyseal-tubercular-osteomyelitis-in-children-a-series-of-8-case
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A Agarwal, N Gupta, M Mishra, N Agrawal, D Kumar
Clinical series of primary epiphyseal and metaepiphyseal tubercular osteomyelitis are few. The purpose of our study was to retrospectively review the presentation, healing response and functional results of 8 such cases in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients were evaluated for pain, deformity, range of motion, limb length discrepancy (if any) and recurrence. Serial radiographs of the region were studied to see remineralization, obliteration of radiological lesions, status of physis and remodeling of the growth plate...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182105/a-meta-analysis-of-external-fixation-and-flexible-intramedullary-nails-for-femoral-fractures-in-children
#18
Y-T Zhang, D Jin, J Niu, Z-J Li, S Fu, Z-L Zou
Background : The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes of external fixation and flexible intramedullary nails for femoral fractures in children between 5 and 15 years of age based on the current evidence. Materials and methods: We searched relevent studies in the following database: Cochrane library, PubMed and EMABASE up to May 2014. All randomized controlled trials, Clinical controlled trials and retrospective controlled studies comparing external fixation and flexible intramedullary nails in femoral fractures of children were included...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181352/a-case-report-of-dual-incision-technique-for-total-femur-arthroplasty-as-a-salvage-procedure-in-infected-non-unions
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Aniruddh Agrawal, Vinod Agrawal, Sandeepkumar Yadav, Shushil K Soni, Sawan Kumar Pawar
Introduction: Total femur arthroplasty (TFA) is a rare salvage limb procedure which serves as an effective alternative to limb amputation. Most commonly, it is indicated for oncologic orthopedic cases, and very few cases of a purely traumatic history for TFA have been documented. The decision to perform this complex procedure involves paying careful attention to reconstructive needs and functional expectations of the patient. Alternatives to this procedure are quite detrimental and include hip disarticulation and above-the-knee amputation...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178854/subtrochanteric-shortening-osteotomy-during-cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-young-patients-with-severe-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
#20
Duan Wang, De-Hua Li, Qi Li, Hao-Yang Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Yang Yang, Fu-Xing Pei, Zong-Ke Zhou
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study was designed to determine complications, functional and radiographic results of transverse subtrochanteric osteotomy during cementless, modular total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a series of active patients younger than 45 years with Crowe Type-III or IV developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). METHODS: We followed 49 patients (56 hips) with DDH who were treated with cementless THA, where the acetabular cup was positioned in the anatomic hip center and where a simultaneous transverse femoral osteotomy was performed...
November 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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