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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
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Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719546/fracture-table-application-for-pediatric-femur-fractures-incidence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-adverse-outcomes
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Brian A Kelly, Manahil Naqvi, Emily S Rademacher, Patricia E Miller, Daniel J Hedequist, Michael P Glotzbecker, Travis H Matheney, Benjamin J Shore
BACKGROUND: Flexible elastic nails, submuscular plating, and rigid locked intramedullary nails are common methods of fixation for pediatric femur fractures (PFF) in which the fracture table is used to aid reduction. Little is known about complications associated with fracture table application in PFF. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with adverse outcomes related to fracture table application for the treatment of PFF. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children (younger than 18 y) treated for a femur fracture with the use of the fracture table between 2004 and 2015 at a single tertiary pediatric hospital was performed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708040/anterior-lumbar-discectomy-and-fusion-for-acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-caused-by-recurrent-disc-prolapse-report-of-3-cases
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Kimberly-Anne Tan, Mathew D Sewell, Yma Markmann, Andrew J Clarke, Oliver M Stokes, Daniel Chan
There is a lack of information and consensus regarding the optimal treatment for recurrent disc herniation previously treated by posterior discectomy, and no reports have described an anterior approach for recurrent disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome (CES). Revision posterior decompression, irrespective of the presence of CES, has been reported to be associated with significantly higher rates of dural tears, hematomas, and iatrogenic nerve root damage. The authors describe treatment and outcomes in 3 consecutive cases of patients who underwent anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion (ALDF) for CES caused by recurrent disc herniations that had been previously treated with posterior discectomy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691025/protective-and-predisposing-morphological-factors-in-suprascapular-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-a-fundamental-review-based-on-recent-observations
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REVIEW
Piotr Łabętowicz, Marek Synder, Mariusz Wojciechowski, Krzysztof Orczyk, Hubert Jezierski, Mirosław Topol, Michał Polguj
Suprascapular nerve entrapment syndrome (SNES) is a neuropathy caused by compression of the nerve along its course. The most common compression sites include the suprascapular notch and the spinoglenoid notch. The aim of this article was to review the anatomical factors influencing the occurrence of SNES in the light of the newest reports. Potential predisposing morphological factors include a V-shaped, narrow, or "deep" suprascapular notch; a band-shaped, bifurcated, or completely ossified superior transverse scapular ligament (STSL); particular arrangements of the suprascapular nerve and vessels at the suprascapular notch...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680775/median-nerve-palsies-due-to-injections-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrea Andrea, Jocelyn R Gonzales, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Injection nerve palsy (INP) in the median nerve is an iatrogenic peripheral nerve injury that can be inflicted by a faulty intramuscular injection in the median nerve area. The literature reports a 2% incidence of INP among all peripheral nerve injuries. The incidence of INP in developed countries has decreased significantly during the past decade, but the injury appears to remain prevalent in developing countries. A deep understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral nerves, and a precise intramuscular injection technique, have been shown to be vital for preventing INP in the median nerve...
May 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661263/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-unstable-pelvic-ring-injuries-with-modified-pedicle-screw-rod-fixator
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Xiao-Tian Wu, Zuo-Qing Liu, Wen-Qin Fu, Shan Zhao
Objective To evaluate the clinical application of the minimally invasive modified pedicle screw-rod fixator for unstable pelvic ring injuries, including its feasibility, merits, and limitations. Methods Twenty-three patients (13 males, 10 females; average age, 36.3 years) with unstable pelvic ring injuries underwent anterior fixation using a modified pedicle screw-rod fixator with or without posterior fixation using a transiliac internal fixator. The clinical findings were assessed using Majeed scores. The quality of reduction was evaluated using the Matta criteria...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642060/microsurgically-assisted-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-simultaneous-male-fertility-procedures-rationale-technique-and-outcomes
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Michael L Schulster, Matthew R Cohn, Bobby B Najari, Marc Goldstein
PURPOSE: Inguinal herniorrhaphy is the most common general surgical procedure. It is associated with frequent complications such as recurrence (1.9% with mesh), post-operative hematoma (4.5%), reduced sensation (0 - 42.8%), chronic post-operative pain (5.1%), vasal injury (0.1 - 0.53%) and infection (3 - 6%)(1-5). Drawing on our experience utilizing the operating microscope for varicocelectomy, vasectomy reversal and repair of iatrogenic vasal obstruction from hernia repair, we employed it for inguinal hernia repair...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638473/rapid-fluorescence-imaging-of-spinal-cord-following-epidural-administration-of-a-nerve-highlighting-fluorophore
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Wanguo Liu, Rui Gu, Qingsan Zhu, Chunsheng Xiao, Lanfeng Huang, Xinming Zhuang, Jingzhe Zhang, Lidi Liu, Ben Ma, Huailin Yang, Jianchao Ma, Zhipeng Hu, Chenglin Tang, Shuhua Zhao, Xuesi Chen
Iatrogenic spinal cord injury (SCI) is the most devastating complication of spine surgery, which usually results in permanent and serious disabilities of patients. Improvement of the visualization and discrimination of the spinal cord is critical for accuracy and safety during surgery; however, to date, there is no suitable technology to fulfill this clinical need. Here, we first show an efficient and rapid fluorescence imaging of the spinal cord in rabbit by epidural administration of a nerve-highlighting fluorophore, i...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616706/surgical-treatment-of-unstable-pelvic-fractures-with-concomitant-acetabular-fractures
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Leyi Cai, Yiting Lou, Xiaoshan Guo, Jianshun Wang
PURPOSE: To explore the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical prognosis of patients with both unstable pelvic fractures and concomitant acetabular fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 21 cases of unstable pelvic fractures with concomitant acetabular fractures treated between January 2013 and December 2014. All 21 patients (18 males, 3 females), aged 43.5-55 years (range: 21-55 years), underwent surgery within four to 15 days (average = 6...
June 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614281/transcranial-motor-evoked-potential-alarm-criteria-to-predict-foot-drop-injury-during-lumbosacral-surgery
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Arvydas Tamkus, Kent S Rice, Gregory Hoffman
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate whether waveform alterations in transcranial motor evoked potentials (TCMEP) can reliably predict postoperative foot drop. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Nerve injury leading to foot drop is a potential complication of lumbosacral surgery. Very limited data exist on the use of intraoperative TcMEPs to identify iatrogenic foot drop. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed neuromonitoring data from 130 consecutive spine surgeries with instrumentation involving L4-S1...
June 13, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614090/three-dimensional-topography-of-the-supratrochlear-nerve-with-reference-to-the-lacrimal-caruncle-and-its-danger-zone-in-asians
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Young-Chun Gil, Shin-Hyo Lee, Kang-Jae Shin, Wu-Chul Song, Ki-Seok Koh, Hyun Jin Shin
BACKGROUND: The supratrochlear nerve (STN) is relatively superficial and therefore vulnerable to iatrogenic injury. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the course of STN with reference to the lacrimal caruncle, with the aim of preventing nerve injury during surgery in the forehead region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four hemifaces from 18 Korean cadavers were dissected. The vertical line through the apex of lacrimal caruncle and the horizontal line through the supraorbital margin were used as horizontal and vertical reference lines, respectively...
June 12, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593429/ultrasound-imaging-of-the-thenar-motor-branch-of-the-median-nerve-a-cadaveric-study
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David Petrover, Jonathan Bellity, Marie Vigan, Remy Nizard, Antoine Hakime
INTRODUCTION: Anatomic variations of the median nerve (MN) increase the risk of iatrogenic injury during carpal tunnel release surgery. We investigated whether high-frequency ultrasonography could identify anatomic variations of the MN and its thenar motor branch (MBMN) in the carpal tunnel. METHODS: For each volar wrist of healthy non-embalmed cadavers, the type of MN variant (Lanz classification), course and orientation of the MBMN, and presence of hypertrophic muscles were scored by 18-MHz ultrasound and then by dissection...
June 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587657/modified-pedicle-screw-rod-fixation-as-a-minimally-invasive-treatment-for-anterior-pelvic-ring-injuries-an-initial-case-series
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Xiaotian Wu, Zuoqing Liu, Wenqin Fu, Shan Zhao, Juntao Feng
BACKGROUND: Unstable pelvic ring injuries often involve high mortality and morbidity. This study was aimed to evaluate the modified minimally invasive pedicle screw-rod fixation for anterior pelvic ring injuries, in the respects of its feasibility, merits, and limitations. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with unstable pelvic ring injuries underwent the modified anterior pedicle screw-rod fixation, with or without posterior fixation. The clinical outcomes were assessed using Majeed scores, and the quality of reduction was evaluated according to the criteria of Matta...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579292/current-practice-of-thoracic-outlet-decompression-surgery-in-the-united-states
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Elena K Rinehardt, John E Scarborough, Kyla M Bennett
BACKGROUND: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and its management are relatively controversial topics. Most of the literature reporting the outcomes of surgical decompression for TOS derives from single-center experiences. The objective of our study was to describe the current state of TOS surgery among hospitals that participate in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. METHODS: Our study sample consisted of patients from the 2005 to 2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database who underwent first or cervical rib resection as their index procedure and whose constellation of diagnosis and procedure codes identified them as having neurogenic, arterial, or venous TOS...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577534/a-novel-variation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
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Gaosong Wu, Kun Wang
BACKGROUND: Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most severe complications of thyroid surgery. Several anatomic variations of the nerve increase the likelihood of iatrogenic damage. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman was presented to our department with a nodule in the right thyroid lobe, and she reported no voice changes. She had no history of surgery or radiation to the head or neck. Fine-needle aspiration was recorded as papillary thyroid carcinoma...
June 2, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577350/treatment-of-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures-with-antegrade-single-elastic-intramedullary-nailing
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Yuanshi She, Youjia Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes of fifth metacarpal neck fractures using antegrade single elastic nail and to explore ideal puncture point to avoid iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. METHODS: A single elastic nail with suitable diameter was used in 27 cases of fifth metacarpal neck fractures with dorsal angulation over 45°. An initial entry point was perforated at the ulnar-dorsal base of the metacarpal. The nail was inserted in an antegrade approach...
June 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577034/antero-lateral-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-mipo-with-the-radial-nerve-exploration-for-extra-articular-distal-third-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-humerus
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Wei Zhao, Wei Qu, Chongyang Fu, Huajun Jiang, Sida Liu, Chao Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Traditional open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of extra-articular distal humerus fractures has a risk of iatrogenic radial nerve injury, extensive soft tissue stripping, and long incision scar. We performed an antero-lateral minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) technique with the radial nerve exploration for distal-third diaphyseal fractures of the humerus and evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes through this respective study. METHODS: From April 2010 to June 2016, 28 cases of extra-articular distal-third diaphyseal fractures were treated with an antero-lateral MIPO procedure...
June 2, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576702/operative-management-of-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-in-children-comparison-of-five-fixation-methods
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S Pesenti, A Ecalle, L Gaubert, E Peltier, E Choufani, E Viehweger, J-L Jouve, F Launay
BACKGROUND: The best method for stabilising supracondylar humeral fractures (SHFs) in children remains unclear. The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of five different fixation methods for SHFs in children. HYPOTHESIS: Differences in intra-operative and short-term post-operative parameters can be demonstrated across different fixation methods for SHFs in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the medical files of paediatric patients managed at our centre between 2006 and 2016 for SHF with major displacement (type 3 or 4 in the Lagrange-Rigault classification)...
May 30, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573437/oblique-incisions-in-hamstring-tendon-harvesting-reduce-iatrogenic-injuries-to-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve
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Brandon Michael Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Przemysław A Pękala, Matthew J Graves, Jakub R Pękala, Beatrice Sanna, Ewa Mizia
PURPOSE: Iatrogenic injury to the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is associated with many surgical interventions to the medial aspect of the knee, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Different types of surgical incisions during hamstring tendon harvesting for ACL reconstruction are related to a variable risk of IPBSN injury. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of iatrogenic IPBSN injury during hamstring tendon harvesting for ACL reconstruction with different incision techniques over the pes anserinus...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570409/microsurgical-decompression-of-inferior-alveolar-nerve-after-endodontic-treatment-complications
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Bernardo Bianchi, Andrea Ferri, Andrea Varazzani, Michela Bergonzani, Enrico Sesenna
Iatrogenic injury in oral surgery is the most frequent cause of sensory disturbance in the distribution of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and mental nerve.Inferior alveolar nerve damage can occur during third molar extraction, implant location, orthognathic surgery, preprosthetic surgery, salivary gland surgery, local anesthetic injections or during the resection of benign or malignant tumors.Injuries to the IAN can be caused also by endodontic treatment of mandibular molars and premolars when filling material is forced into the tooth and mandibular canal...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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