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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045824/neuropathic-pain-due-to-iatrogenic-lingual-nerve-lesion-nerve-grafting-to-reduce-otherwise-untreatable-pain
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Jop P Verweij, Kira S van Hof, Martijn J A Malessy, Richard van Merkesteyn
Iatrogenic lingual nerve lesion is a well-known and unfortunate complication after mandibular third molar removal. Occasionally, the nerve injury can cause severe neuropathic pain.Here, the authors present the history of 2 patients with lingual nerve injury due to mandibular third molar removal, and with severe neuropathic pain in the craniomandibular region. Pharmacotherapy and physiotherapy did not reduce the pain, and ultimately, the lingual nerve was surgically explored. Scar tissue and a lingual nerve neuroma were observed and resected in both patients...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045630/outcomes-of-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery-among-the-elderly
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Michael J Sylvester, Darshan N Shastri, Viral M Patel, Milap D Raikundalia, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
Objective To compare comorbidities and in-hospital complications between elderly and nonelderly patients undergoing vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. To examine average length of stay (LOS) and hospital charges among elderly patients. Study Design Population-based inpatient registry analysis. Setting Academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Retrospective analysis of the National Inpatient Sample for patients undergoing VS surgery from 2002 to 2010: 4137 patients met inclusion criteria, with 519 (12.5%) in the elderly cohort (≥65 years)...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977497/internal-rotation-stress-testing-improves-radiographic-outcomes-of-type-3-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
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Jennifer M Bauer, Christopher M Stutz, Jonathan G Schoenecker, Steven A Lovejoy, Gregory A Mencio, Jeffrey E Martus
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine if routine use of an intraoperative internal rotation stress test (IRST) for type 3 supracondylar humerus fractures will safely improve maintenance of reduction. METHODS: An intraoperative protocol for type 3 supracondylar humerus fractures was adopted at our institution, consisting of fracture reduction, placement of 2 laterally based divergent pins, and then an IRST to determine the need for additional fixation with a medial column pin placed through a small open approach...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975031/median-nerve-trifurcation
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Sarah Lonie, Vachara Niumsawatt, Warren M Rozen
Median nerve trifurcation in the carpal tunnel has only rarely been described and never reported to be found at surgery. We present the first such case, highlighting a median nerve trifurcation found at carpal tunnel release. Consideration of amendment of the Lanz classification should be made to account for such cases, and surgeons should be aware of possible anatomical variations to avoid iatrogenic injury.
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939121/the-anastomoses-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-in-the-larynx-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Brandon Michael Henry, Przemysław A Pękala, Beatrice Sanna, Jens Vikse, Silvia Sanna, Karolina Saganiak, Iwona M Tomaszewska, R Shane Tubbs, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
OBJECTIVES: The recurrent laryngeal nerve and its branches form a great variety of anastomoses. These nerve communications can alter the innervation patterns of the laryngeal muscles and can affect both the diagnosis and treatment of paralyzed vocal cords. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and anatomical characteristics of the laryngeal nerve connections, and to review their function and clinical significance. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913866/communicating-branches-between-lingual-and-hypoglossal-nerve-observation-using-sihler-s-staining-technique
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Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Yoko Tabira, Moriyoshi Nakamura, Christian Fisahn, R Shane Tubbs, Jingo Kusukawa, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
PURPOSE: Many dental procedures are at risk of injuring the lingual nerve. We performed this study to better elucidate the microanatomy that exists between the ipsilateral lingual and hypoglossal nerves so that iatrogenic injury can be avoided. METHODS: Adult human cadaveric tongues (ten sides) underwent Sihler's staining to identify the microanatomy between the lingual and hypoglossal nerves. RESULTS: The lingual nerve entered the middle part of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue from its lateral side and divided into two to four thick branches...
December 2, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911674/cross-sectional-imaging-anatomy-and-pathologic-conditions-affecting-thoracic-nerves
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Kristopher W Cummings, Sreevathsan Sridhar, Matthew S Parsons, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Sanjeev Bhalla
While in many cases they are not directly visualized, awareness of the thoracic nerves and their courses at cross-sectional imaging is important for radiologists. An understanding of the normal function of each nerve is important, as many patients present with neurologic signs and symptoms that can be used to reinforce search patterns for disease and detection of supportive radiologic abnormalities. In the case of primary neoplasms, understanding the expected presence of a nerve in the location of a mass can enhance and improve the accuracy of differential diagnoses...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900340/retropatellar-accessory-portals-for-improved-access-to-the-patella-anatomic-description-and-evaluation-of-safety
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Jason L Koh, Anthony L Logli
BACKGROUND: Standard knee arthroscopy portals are frequently used to address retropatellar chondral pathology. Alternative portals may offer a safe and simple substitute, particularly when reaching the base of deep lesions is required. PURPOSE: To describe and assess the safety of accessory retropatellar portals. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: An anatomic study was performed on 10 fresh-frozen cadaveric knees...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899369/topography-of-the-supraorbital-nerve-with-reference-to-the-lacrimal-caruncle-danger-zone-for-direct-browplasty
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Young-Chun Gil, Kang-Jae Shin, Shin-Hyo Lee, Wu-Chul Song, Ki-Seok Koh, Hyun Jin Shin
PURPOSE: To elucidate the course of the supraorbital nerve (SON) with reference to the lacrimal caruncle in order to facilitate safer direct browplasty by preventing nerve injury. METHODS: Thirty-four hemifaces from 18 embalmed Korean cadavers were dissected. A vertical line through the upmost point of the lacrimal caruncle and a horizontal line through the supraorbital margin were used as the horizontal and vertical reference positions, respectively. The course of the SON in the frontal view and the point at which it pierced the overlaying musculature were examined...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890216/-nerve-injuries-associated-with-distal-radius-fractures
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J Pierrart, D Tordjman, N Ikeuchi, D Delgrande, T Gregory, E Masmejean
Nerve damage is a common complication of distal radius fractures. It may be a result of the injury event or be iatrogenic. It is the source of disability and potential handicap. There is little published data on this topic and no study has validated the strategies needed to prevent or manage these nerve-related complications. There is no consensus on treatment. Prevention requires a good knowledge of the various surgical approaches and rigorous fracture fixation technique. The objective of this article is to take stock of recent data from the scientific literature...
December 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878340/anatomical-risk-evaluation-of-iatrogenic-injury-to-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-during-medial-meniscus-arthroscopic-surgery
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Guillaume Koch, Agathe Kling, Nitin Ramamurthy, Faramarz Edalat, Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Jean-Luc Kahn, Julien Garnon, Philippe Clavert
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship of the medial meniscus with the infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve, the primary goal is to define and characterize different risk areas for these nerves during medial meniscus surgery. METHODS: After dissecting 20 embalmed cadaver knees, we defined 7 readily identifiable anatomical landmarks. For each knee, we recorded 2 morphological criteria and 16 measurements. RESULTS: The most common anatomical course is a main trunk that is 8 mm anterior to the tuberculum adductorium and 60 mm posterior to the midpoint of the medial patellar margin...
November 22, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849325/how-safe-is-the-semi-sterile-technique-in-the-percutaneous-pinning-of-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
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Ali Turgut, Burak Önvural, Cemal Kazımoğlu, Tayfun Bacaksız, Önder Kalenderer, Haluk Ağuş
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate safety and efficiency of the semi-sterile technique used in recent years in treatment of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures (SHF). METHODS: Total of 712 patients who were treated for SHF via closed reduction and percutaneous fixation with semi-sterile technique were enrolled in present study. Patients were evaluated for postoperative infection and other complications. Clinical and radiological assessments were also made...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846646/the-variable-emergence-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve
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Brandon Michael Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Przemysław A Pękala, Piravin Kumar Ramakrishnan, Dominik Taterra, Karolina Saganiak, Ewa Mizia, Jerzy A Walocha
The infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is a cutaneous nerve of the lower limb, which arises distal to the adductor canal. High variability in the emergence, course, branching, termination, and morphometrics of the IPBSN poses an increased risk of injury to the nerve during surgical interventions on the anteromedial aspect of the knee. The aim of this study was to describe the anatomical characteristics of the IPBSN. This study utilized cadaveric (n = 100) and ultrasonography (n = 30) assessments, and meta-analysis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833706/variant-anatomy-of-the-nasal-and-labial-branches-of-the-infraorbital-nerve
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Joseph Munyiri Nderitu, Fawzia Butt, Hassan Saidi
Comprehensive understanding of the variations in the branches of the infraorbital nerve (ION) is vital to the prevention of iatrogenic nerve injury and successful ION blockade during orbitozygomatic facial procedures. Only a few studies exist on the variant anatomy of the branching patterns of this nerve. This article provides a detailed description of the variations of the nasal and superior labial branches of the ION. This study was performed on 84 IONs by dissecting 42 formalin-fixed cadavers from the Laboratory of Topographic Anatomy, Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830440/surgical-relevance-of-the-lateral-costotransverse-ligament-in-relation-to-the-dorsal-root-ganglion
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Anthony V D'Antoni, Peter G Collin, Rachel A Graham, Helena M Kennedy, Tatiana Ndjatou, Pamela Perez, R Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas, Piotr B Kozlowski, Estomith P Mtui
The lateral costotransverse ligament, a short band that stabilizes the costovertebral joint, is found in close proximity to the dorsal root ganglion. This ligament is an important surgical landmark during tumor resections or nerve blocks in the paravertebral space. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively and qualitatively describe the morphology of the lateral costotransverse ligament and its relation to the dorsal root ganglion at all levels of the thoracic spine. The thoracic spines of eight embalmed cadavers were dissected bilaterally...
November 9, 2016: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816290/clinical-and-arthrometric-outcomes-of-an-anatomic-outside-in-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-retrodrill
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David Figueroa, Rafael Calvo, Francisco Figueroa, Daniel Paccot, Guillermo Izquierdo, Nelson Morales
BACKGROUND: The main option to perform an anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is the anteromedial portal (AMP) technique. It has several reported complications (iatrogenic chondral injury, posterior-wall blowout, short sockets, increased risk of injury to common peroneal nerve). In an attempt to avoid these complications the outside-in (OI) technique was revived with the addition of a retrodrill. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and arthrometric outcomes of a series of anatomical OI single bundle ACL reconstruction using a retrodrill...
December 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801698/magnetic-resonance-neurographic-and-clinical-long-term-results-after-oberlin-s-transfer-for-adult-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Florian S Frueh, Michael Ho, Andreas Schiller, Pascal Ducommun, Andrei Manoliu, Gustav Andreisek, Maurizio Calcagni, Pietro Giovanoli
The primary goal of the surgical treatment of upper brachial plexus injuries is to restore active elbow flexion. Accordingly, Oberlin's transfer has been frequently performed since 1994 and has influenced the development of other nerve transfers. However, the window of opportunity for nerve transfers remains a subject of controversy. The objective of this study was to assess magnetic resonance (MR) neurographic, clinical and electrophysiological long-term results after Oberlin's transfer. For this purpose, we performed a retrospective follow-up study...
January 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796491/nerve-supply-of-the-subscapularis-during-anterior-shoulder-surgery-definition-of-a-potential-risk-area
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Tim Leschinger, Michael Hackl, Felix Zeifang, Martin Scaal, Lars Peter Müller, Kilian Wegmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the position of the subscapular nerves relative to surgical landmarks during exposure and to analyze the pattern of innervation of the subscapularis to avoid injury during anterior shoulder surgery. METHODS: 20 embalmed human cadaveric shoulder specimens were used in the study. The muscular insertions of the subscapular nerves were marked and their closest branches to the musculotendinous junction and the coracoid process were measured in horizontal and vertical distances...
October 28, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773371/circular-frame-fixation-for-calcaneal-fractures-risks-injury-to-the-medial-neurovascular-structures-a-cadaveric-description
#19
Tom Esparon, Callum M Thomson, Paul M Rea, Bilal Jamal
AIM: There is a risk of iatrogenic injury to the soft tissues of the calcaneus and this study assesses the risk of injury to these structures in circular frame calcaneal fracture fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After olive tip wires were inserted, an L-shaped incision on the lateral and medial aspects of 5 formalin fixed cadaveric feet was performed to expose the underlying soft tissues. The calcaneus was divided into zones corresponding to high, medium and low risk using a grading system...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768678/case-match-controlled-comparison-of-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-and-intramedullary-nailing-for-the-stabilization-of-humeral-shaft-fractures
#20
Gareth Davies, Gerald Yeo, Mahendrakumar Meta, David Miller, Erik Hohmann, Kevin Tetsworth
OBJECTIVES: To compare the risk of major complications after either minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) or intramedullary nailing (IMN) of humeral shaft fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective, case-match controlled study. SETTING: A major metropolitan tertiary referral trauma center in Australia. PATIENTS: Thirty patients with fractures of the humeral shaft. INTERVENTION: Either MIPO or IMN were performed on 15 patients each with traumatic humeral shaft fractures...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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