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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644428/early-results-of-the-conservative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-immobilization-of-the-wrist-in-dorsal-versus-palmar-flexion
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Maki Grle, Miro Miljko, Ivana Grle, Faruk Hodžić, Tarik Kapidžić
Aim To evaluate immobilization with dorsal forearm plaster splint with the wrist in dorsal flexion vs palmar flexion in patients with distal radius fracture. Methods In the prospective study (2012-2014) 122 patients (of which 22 patients lost) with fractures of the distal radius type A2, A3 and C according to the AO classification were investigated. At the end there were 50 patients in each of the two groups: the dorsiflexion (DF) group had a total of 37 women and 13 men, mean age was 63.48 ± 14.70, and in the palmar flexion (PF) group there were respectively 38/12, and the mean age was 64...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643518/mini-c-arm-fluoroscopy-does-its-configuration-matter-for-radiation-exposure-to-the-surgeon
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Talia Chapman, Dennis P Martin, Christopher Williamson, Brian Tinsley, Mark L Wang, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: The risk of occupational radiation exposure to the surgeon associated with the use of a mini C-arm has yet to reach a wide consensus. Using a distal radius fracture surgery model, we tested the hypothesis that radiation exposure to the surgeon's critical body parts is independent of mini C-arm configuration. METHODS: An anthropomorphic mannequin (representing the upper body of a 60" male surgeon) was seated at a hand table as if operating on a volar-plated wrist Sawbone model...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638948/does-socioeconomic-status-influence-the-epidemiology-and-outcome-of-distal-radial-fractures-in-adults
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N D Clement, A D Duckworth, N R Wickramasinghe, C M Court-Brown, M M McQueen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study in adult patients with a distal radial fracture was to determine whether socioeconomic status influenced the epidemiology, mechanism of injury, fracture severity, or the outcome according to function, radiographic assessment, and rate of associated complications. METHODS: We identified 3983 distal radial fractures over a 7-year period. Socioeconomic status was assigned using the Carstairs score, and the population was divided into quintiles depending on deprivation...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637143/validity-and-reliability-of-an-activity-monitor-to-quantify-arm-movements-and-activity-in-adults-following-distal-radius-fracture
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Andrea M Bruder, Jodie A McClelland, Nora Shields, Karen J Dodd, Raphael Hau, Alexander T M van de Water, Nicholas F Taylor
PURPOSE: To examine the validity and reliability of an activity monitor to estimate upper limb activity. METHODS: Thirty-two adults after distal radial fracture were recruited. 15 adults performed five upper limb activities during two testing sessions, one week apart to investigate criterion validity against the criterion reference of three-dimensional motion analysis, convergent validity, and test-retest reliability. 17 adults in two therapy groups wore monitors for three consecutive days at baseline and six weeks post-intervention...
February 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634634/pain-and-fracture-related-limitations-persist-6%C3%A2-months-after-a-fragility-fracture
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Joanna E M Sale, Lucy Frankel, Stephen Thielke, Larry Funnell
Our objective was to examine the experience of pain after a fracture beyond the conventional healing duration of 6 months. We conducted a phenomenological study in participants who were deemed high risk for future fracture and recruited through an urban fracture clinic in Toronto, Canada. In-depth interviews were conducted with questions addressing the experience of pain, the status of recovery from the fracture, ways in which the fracture affected one's daily activities, and interactions with health care providers...
June 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626332/3d-motion-analysis-of-the-wrist-splint-effect-to-wrist-joint-movement
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Joong-Il Shin, Soo-Hee Park
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the degree of straightness of the wrist joint, depending on the use of a wrist splint while opening a bottle cap. Its results may provide data for later studies on preventing accidents at workplaces and improving efficiency. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty Male and Female in their twenties who did not have hand-related diseases, fractures, or history that included neurological impairments associated with the hand were selected as subjects of the study. Wrist splints were made to fit the hand and lower arm of each subject...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616787/subtle-radiographic-signs-of-hamate-body-fracture-a-diagnosis-not-to-miss-in-the-emergency-department
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Nathan D Cecava, Mary F Finn, Liem T Mansfield
Hamate fractures are estimated to represent 1.7% of all carpal fractures and can occur at the hamulus (hook) or hamate body depending on mechanism of injury. Fractures of the hamate body can be exceedingly difficult to identify on standard wrist and hand radiographs in the emergency department. If the diagnosis is missed in the emergency department, orthopedic referral is often delayed. This can result in lasting functional disability for the patient, as these fractures have a propensity to destabilize the fourth and fifth carpometacarpal (CMC) joints...
June 14, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613988/cost-effectiveness-of-virtual-bone-strength-testing-in-osteoporosis-screening-programs-for-postmenopausal-women-in-the-united-states
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Christoph A Agten, Austin J Ramme, Stella Kang, Stephen Honig, Gregory Chang
Purpose To investigate whether assessment of bone strength with quantitative computed tomography (CT) in combination with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is cost-effective as a screening tool for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Materials and Methods A state-transition microsimulation model of osteoporosis for postmenopausal women aged 55 years or older was developed with a lifetime horizon and U.S. societal perspective. All model inputs were derived from published literature. Three strategies were compared: no screening, DXA with T score-dependent rescreening intervals, and a combination of DXA and quantitative CT with different intervals (3, 5, and 10 years) at different screening initiation ages (55-65 years)...
June 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607872/vascularized-fibula-based-physis-transfer-a-follow-up-study-of-longitudinal-bone-growth-and-complications
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Ronnie L Shammas, Yash J Avashia, Alfredo E Farjat, Anthony A Catanzano, L Scott Levin, William C Eward, Brian E Brigman, Detlev Erdmann
BACKGROUND: The vascularized free fibula epiphyseal transfer provides an option for the preservation of limb lengthening after resection of the proximal humerus in pediatric sarcoma patients. The purpose of this study was to provide a long-term follow-up of longitudinal growth patterns and outcomes after free fibula epiphyseal transfer in upper extremity reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review of 4 patients who underwent free fibula epiphyseal transfer after oncologic resection of the proximal humerus for osteosarcoma was performed...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604072/-ultrasonographic-diagnosis-of-distal-pediatric-forearm-fractures
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Marcell Varga, Nikolett Gáti, Erika Kalóz, Zsuzsanna Bíró, Csenge Szeverényi, Dániel Kardos, Gergő Józsa
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The aim of our prospective study was to evaluate the effectivity of sonographic diagnosis of pediatric wrist fractures and analyzing the results of two pediatric musculoskeletal centers. METHOD: Between 2011 January and 2015 December 467 children aged 0-15 with closed wrist injuries and open growth plates were sonographically and radiologically evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon or a resident in trainee. Sonography was performed immediately after physical examination with linear probes of 7-14 Mhz frequency...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601513/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-distal-fixation-for-bridge-plating-in-a-distal-radius-fracture-model
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Ram K Alluri, Sofia Bougioukli, Milan Stevanovic, Alidad Ghiassi
PURPOSE: To compare the biomechanical properties of second versus third metacarpal distal fixation when using a radiocarpal spanning distraction plate in an unstable distal radius fracture model. METHODS: Biomechanical evaluation of the radiocarpal spanning distraction plate comparing second versus third metacarpal distal fixation was performed using a standardized model of an unstable wrist fracture in 10 matched-pair cadaveric specimens. Each fixation construct underwent a controlled cyclic loading protocol in flexion and extension...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594521/pediatric-distal-radius-fractures
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Karan Dua, Joshua M Abzug, Andrea Sesko Bauer, Roger Cornwall, Theresa O Wyrick
Distal radius fractures are the most common orthopaedic injury that occur in the pediatric population. The annual incidence of distal radius fractures has increased as a result of earlier participation in sporting activities, increased body mass index, and decreased bone mineral density. Most distal radius fractures are sustained after a fall onto an outstretched arm that results in axial compression on the extremity or from direct trauma to the extremity. Physeal fractures of the distal radius are described based on the Salter-Harris classification system...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587685/carotenoid-dietary-intakes-and-plasma-concentrations-are-associated-with-heel-bone-ultrasound-attenuation-and-osteoporotic-fracture-risk-in-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-epic-norfolk-cohort
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Richard P G Hayhoe, Marleen A H Lentjes, Angela A Mulligan, Robert N Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Ailsa A Welch
Carotenoids are found in abundance in fruit and vegetables, and may be involved in the positive association of these foods with bone health. This study aimed to explore the associations of dietary carotenoid intakes and plasma concentrations with bone density status and osteoporotic fracture risk in a European population. Cross-sectional analyses (n 14 803) of bone density status, using calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and longitudinal analyses (n 25 439) of fracture cases were conducted on data from the prospective European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Norfolk cohort of middle-aged and older men and women...
June 7, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583417/extremity-injuries-sustained-by-the-uk-military-in-the-iraq-and-afghanistan-conflicts-2003-2014
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Henry Chandler, Kirsty MacLeod, Jowan G Penn-Barwell
INTRODUCTION: Extremity injuries predominate in warfare, however their nature, and overall burden to the individual and the health service is yet to be characterised for the UK military in the recent conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: We reviewed the all extremity injuries in survivors from the Joint Theatre Trauma Registry (JTTR) between 2003 and 2014. All cases recorded in the JTTR between the invasion of Iraq on the 19th March 2003 and cessation of combat operations in Afghanistan on the 27th October 2014, were examined...
May 17, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581340/conservative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-prospective-descriptive-study
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Pilar Aparicio, Óscar Izquierdo, Juan Castellanos
BACKGROUND: Disability of the upper limb is one of the consequences of distal radius fracture (DRF). The outcome of DRF treatment is based on objective clinical variables, as strength or range of movement (ROM); sometimes these variables do not correlate with the functional level of the patient. The principal objective of our study was to assess the repercussion of conservative treatment of DRF on upper limb disability. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected data...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577783/biologic-approaches-to-problems-of-the-hand-and-wrist
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Murphy M Steiner, James H Calandruccio
Orthobiologics are not used as frequently in the hand and wrist as in other sites. The most frequently reported is the use of bone morphogenetic protein for the treatment of Kienböck disease. Animal studies have described improved tendon healing with the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), but no clinical studies have confirmed these results. PRP has been reported to produce improvements in the outcomes of distal radial fractures and osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal in small numbers of patients. The use of orthobiologics in the hand and wrist are promising, but clinical trials are necessary to establish efficacy and safety...
July 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574962/an-increased-rate-of-fracture-occurs-a-decade-earlier-in-hiv-compared-with-hiv-men
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Anda Gonciulea, Ruibin Wang, Keri N Althoff, Frank J Palella, Jordan Lake, Lawrence A Kingsley, Todd T Brown
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of fracture among aging HIV-infected (HIV+) and uninfected men (HIV-). To evaluate factors independently associated with fracture risk. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter cohort study of men with or at risk for HIV. METHODS: Outcome measures: all fractures (excluding skull, face and digits) and fragility fractures (vertebral column, femur, wrist and humerus) were collected semiannually in 1221 HIV+ and 1408 HIV- men aged at least 40...
June 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560033/comparison-of-outcome-of-vlcp-versus-pkef-in-the-treatment-of-ao-type-c2-3-distal-radial-fractures
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Zhibing Tang, Jinlian Liu, Huilin Yang
PURPOSES: Fractures of the distal radius are extremely common in adults. However, the optimal management remains controversial, especially in AO type C2-3 (Type23 C2 or C3 of distal radial fracture, according to AO classifications). The purpose of this study was to compare the results of the volar locking compression plate (VLCP) and percutaneous Kirschner-wires combined with external fixation (PKEF) in the treatment of the AO type C2-3 fractures. METHODS: From July 2012 to June 2015, 62 patients with AO type C2-3 fractures, treated by VLCP or PKEF, were included in this retrospective study...
June 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558915/distal-skeletal-tibia-assessed-by-hr-pqct-is-highly-correlated-with-femoral-and-lumbar-vertebra-failure-loads
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Andres Kroker, Ryan Plett, Kyle K Nishiyama, David D McErlain, Clara Sandino, Steven K Boyd
Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the standard for assessing fragility fracture risk using areal bone mineral density (aBMD), but only explains 60-70% of the variation in bone strength. High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) provides 3D-measures of bone microarchitecture and volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), but only at the wrist and ankle. Finite element (FE) models can estimate bone strength with 86-95% precision. The purpose of this study is to determine how well vBMD and FE bone strength at the wrist and ankle relate to fracture strength at the hip and spine, and to compare these relationships with DXA measured directly at those axial sites...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555811/long-term-oral-bisphosphonate-therapy-and-fractures-in-older-women-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Rebecca L Drieling, Andrea Z LaCroix, Shirley A A Beresford, Denise M Boudreau, Charles Kooperberg, Rowan T Chlebowski, Marcia G Ko, Susan R Heckbert
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between long-term bisphosphonate use and fracture in older women at high risk of fracture. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Women's Health Initiative. PARTICIPANTS: Older women who reported at least 2 years of bisphosphonate use in 2008-09 (N = 5,120). MEASUREMENTS: Exposure data were from a current medications inventory. Outcomes (hip, clinical vertebral, wrist or forearm, any clinical fracture) were ascertained annually...
May 29, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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