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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094012/managing-extremely-distal-periprosthetic-femoral-supracondylar-fractures-of-total-knee-replacements-a-new-philos-ophy
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Kevin J Donnelly, Adam Tucker, Angel Ruiz, Neville W Thompson
We report two cases where a proximal humeral locking plate was used for the fixation of an extremely distal, type III peri-prosthetic femoral fractures in relation to a total knee replacement (TKR). In each case there was concern regarding the fixation that could be achieved using the available anatomic distal femoral plates due to the size and bone quality of distal fragment. The design of the Proximal Humeral Internal Locking System (PHILOS) allows nine 3.5-mm locking screws to be placed over a small area in multiple directions...
October 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053499/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Steven L Frick, Charles T Mehlman
Supracondylar humeral fractures are the most common type of pediatric elbow fracture. With proper treatment, these injuries usually heal well and the patients return to full function. However, a small percentage of these injuries may result in devastating complications and, thus, provoke anxiety in many surgeons treating them. This article provides tips for successful management of these injuries without complications and provides references for further study.
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022039/paediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-a-technique-for-safe-medial-pin-passage-with-zero-incidence-of-iatrogenic-ulnar-nerve-injury
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Chin Yee Woo, Han Loong Ho, Mohammad Bin Zainuddin Ashik, Kevin Boon Leong Lim
INTRODUCTION: The cross Kirschner wire (k-wire) configuration in closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of paediatric supracondylar humeral fracture afford superior stability. However, medial pin placement presents a risk of iatrogenic ulnar nerve injury. This study describes, in step-by-step detail, another safe method of percutaneous medial pin insertion. METHODS: The technique involved placing the patient's arm in external rotation, with elbow flexed no more than 45° after closed reduction...
October 12, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021878/displaced-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children-are-they-all-identical
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S K Gera, McH Tan, Y G Lim, Kbl Lim
Introduction: This study aims to ascertain if there are any differences in supracondylar fractures between children under seven years of age and those above 7 years of age. Materials and Methods: All cases of displaced humerus supracondylar fractures that required surgical stabilization were identified and retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data, mode of injury, associated neurovascular injuries and details of surgery performed were obtained from clinical records. The Gartland classification and the extent of comminution of fractures were also documented from review of radiographs...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872538/making-the-unfamiliar-more-familiar-good-for-patients-and-hospitals-alike-commentary-on-an-article-by-kelly-flynn-et-al-flexion-type-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-ulnar-nerve-injury-increases-risk-of-open-reduction
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872531/flexion-type-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-ulnar-nerve-injury-increases-risk-of-open-reduction
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Kelly Flynn, Apurva S Shah, Christopher M Brusalis, Kelly Leddy, John M Flynn
BACKGROUND: The vast majority of displaced pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures can be treated successfully with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. The need for open reduction is difficult to determine a priori and is typically due to the failure of closed reduction attempts or persistent limb ischemia. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of flexion-type supracondylar humeral fractures, the rate of open reduction for flexion-type fractures, and the predictive impact of ulnar nerve injury on the need for open reduction for flexion-type supracondylar humeral fractures...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819468/paediatric-fractures-in-a-sub-saharan-tertiary-care-center-a-cohort-analysis-of-demographic-characteristics-clinical-presentation-therapeutic-patterns-and-outcomes
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Marc Leroy Guifo, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Blondel Nana Oumarou, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Aristide Guy Bang, Aurelien Ndoumbe, Bonaventure Jemea, Maurice Aurelien Sosso
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric fractures are often of good prognosis due to auto-correction of insufficient fracture reduction by bone remodeling. In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers are renowned for managing fractures and there is a neglect for specialized pediatric fracture care. We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, treatment patterns and outcomes of paediatric fractures in a tertiary health care centre in Yaoundé. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all consenting consecutive cases of fractures in patients younger than 16 years managed between January 2011 and June 2015 at the University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795197/ultrasound-guided-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-in-a%C3%A2-child-with-acute-upper-respiratory-infection-a%C3%A2-case-report
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T Ergönenç, H Can, S Gökhan Beyaz
The brachial plexus is commonly blocked at the interscalene level for shoulder and proximal humeral surgery. There are only a few publications about the interscalene technique in pediatric patients for a peripheral nerve block. Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block has become increasingly more popular for pediatric patients because of high success rates and safety concerns. We used ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block in an 18-month-old child with an acute upper respiratory infection who had a supracondylar fracture of the humerus...
October 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735846/gartland-types-iib-and-iii-supracondylar-fractures-of-the-humerus-in-children-is-blount-s-method-effective-and-safe
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Thuy-Trang Pham, Franck Accadbled, Abdelaziz Abid, Aissa Ibnoulkhatib, Xavier Bayle-Iniguez, Matthieu Wargny, Jérôme Sales de Gauzy
BACKGROUND: Blount's method is controversial for the treatment of Gartland types IIB and III supracondylar fracture of the humerus (SCFH) in children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes and the failure and complication rates. METHODS: All types IIB and III SCFH treated with Blount's method from 2003-2013 were included in this retrospective single-center study. Clinical assessment was performed according to Flynn criteria...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711600/double-plating-as-treatment-for-supracondylar-humeral-fractures
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J Salvador, P Castillón, I Fuentes, M Bernaus, F Anglès
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Supracondylar humeral fractures represent only about 0.5-1% of all fractures in adults. The objective of this study is to evaluate functional outcome and quality of life in patients treated with open reduction and internal fixation using double plates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We designed a retrospective descriptive study including 27 supracondylar humeral fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation using two anatomic plates from January 2005 to September 2012...
July 12, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706380/importance-of-anterior-humeral-line-for-successful-anatomical-reduction-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures
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Takamasa Shimizu, Atsushi Yoshida, Shohei Omokawa, Tadanobu Onishi, Tsutomu Kira, Shigeru Santo, Hideo Hasewgawa, Kenji Kawamura, Yasuhito Tanaka
Anterior humeral line (AHL) and tilting angle (TA) are used for the assessment of pediatric elbow sagittal plane alignment in surgical treatment of pediatric supracondylar humeral fracture. However, few studies exist that compare the reliabilities between these parameters. The purpose of this study is to determine whether measurements of radiographic parameters are reliable and useful for achieving anatomical reduction. In the current study, we demonstrated that the identifying the AHL location involves a simple and reliable measurement compared with TA...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678003/closed-reduction-and-percutaneous-pinning-of-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children-using-a-semi-sterile-technique-in-a-low-resource-south-asian-setting-infection-rate-and-functional-outcome
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Manoj K Gupta, Sanjay Meena, Sumit Anand, Rajendra K Arya
The purpose of this study was to determine infection rate and functional outcome after percutaneous pinning of supracondylar humeral fractures using a semi-sterile technique. A total of 183 children were treated in this fashion between 2008 and 2014. They were evaluated for postoperative infection and other complications. Clinical evaluation was made using Flynn's criteria. Only seven patients (4%) developed superficial pin tract infections, which all settled with pin tract dressings and oral antibiotics. Loss of reduction was seen in 22 (12%) patients, cubitus varus in six (3%) and nerve injury in four (2%)...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660001/a-retrospective-study-comparing-crossed-and-lateral-wire-configurations-in-paediatric-supracondylar-fractures
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Murtaza K Khwaja, Wasim S Khan, Pinak Ray, Derek H Park
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar fractures are common in children and are associated with significant morbidity. The purpose of our study was to assess and compare the clinical and radiological outcome of management of supracondylar fractures by both wire configurations, along with identifying factors that predispose to complications. MATERIALS & METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all paediatric cases admitted with a supracondylar fracture over a five year period. We reviewed case notes, theatre records and radiographs to determine the age of the patient, classification of fracture, treatment method, delay to theatre, duration of surgery, wire configuration, Baumann´s angle, radiocapitellar alignment, anterior humeral alignment and complications...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628579/distal-humeral-flexion-osteotomy-for-the-treatment-of-supracondylar-extension-type-malunions-in-children
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Sebastian Farr, Rudolf Ganger, Werner Girsch
Distal humeral extension-type malunions may occur as a complication following improper reduction of supracondylar humerus fractures. We evaluated results after distal humeral flexion osteotomies for sagittal realignment of the humeral condyle in children. Medical records and radiographs of all patients younger than 18 years of age, who underwent this procedure because of a clinically relevant lack of elbow flexion, were evaluated. In a cohort of 18 children with a mean age of 8 years at the time of surgery and a mean follow-up duration of 1 year, elbow flexion increased significantly from a mean of 101° preoperatively to 126° at the final follow-up; established radiographic parameters (e...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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/28511800/epidemiologic-pattern-of-paediatric-supracondylar-fractures-of-humerus-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-teaching-hospital-of-rural-india-a-prospective-study-of-263-cases
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Rashid Anjum, Vivek Sharma, Ramesh Jindal, Tarun Pratap Singh, Narender Rathee
PURPOSE: This prospective study aimed to investigate the epidemiologic parameters of supracondylar humeral fractures in children admitted to a teaching institution of a developing country primarily catering to rural population, to find any preventable cause of such injuries. METHODS: All suspected cases of supracondylar humeral fracture reporting to emergency or outpatients department were analysed for various epidemiologic parameters including age, sex, laterality, time of presentation, associated injuries, neurovascular complications and classification over a period of four years...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435560/humeral-supracondylar-fractures-in-children-a-novel-technique-of-lateral-external-fixation-and-kirschner-wiring
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R Y Kow, A R Zamri, J K Ruben, S Jamaluddin, M T Mohd-Nazir
Introduction: Supracondylar fracture of the humerus is the most common fracture around the elbow in children. Pinning with Kirschner wires (K-wires) after open or closed reduction is generally accepted as the primary treatment modality. However, it comes with the risk of persistent instability and if the K-wire is not inserted properly, it may cause displacement and varus deformity. We present our two-year experience with a new technique of lateral external fixation and K-wiring of the humeral supracondylar fracture...
July 2016: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430703/evidence-based-recommendations-for-pediatric-orthopaedic-practice
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Kishore Mulpuri, Emily K Schaeffer, H Kerr Graham, Mininder S Kocher, James Sanders, Ira Zaltz
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine has become the cornerstone to guide clinical practice decision-making. Evidence-based medicine integrates the strongest available evidence with clinical expertise to make decisions about clinical care. The quality of the evidence depends upon the soundness of the study methodology to allow for meaningful interpretation of the clinical results. The purpose of this review is to analyze the methodological design and clinical findings of published pediatric orthopaedic studies to determine their ability to change or influence clinical practice...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419036/emerging-u-s-national-trends-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures
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Joshua B Holt, Natalie A Glass, Nicholas A Bedard, Stuart L Weinstein, Apurva S Shah
BACKGROUND: Understanding national trends in the treatment of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures will provide important insight into variations in regional treatment and identify areas for improving value and quality in care delivery in the U.S. METHODS: U.S. national trends in the treatment of supracondylar humeral fractures were evaluated through query of the Humana (2007 to 2014) and ING (2007 to 2011) administrative claims databases. Geographic variation and changes in surgical and transfer rates over time were further explored through the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) database (2006 to 2011)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409214/-fractures-of-the-upper-limbs-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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P P Schmittenbecher
Fractures of the upper limbs are frequent and often need operative treatment in addition to a well-indicated conservative management. This depends on the maturity of the nearest growth plate and the local remodeling potential, which is dependent on age. Following conventional x‑ray imaging an individual prognostic growth analysis leads to the therapeutic decision. Around the elbow and the shaft of the forearm, criteria are stricter than near the shoulder or wrist. Gilchrist or Desault bandages as well as braces are adequate for most subcapital and humeral shaft fractures...
May 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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