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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811800/a-comparative-study-of-functional-outcome-of-treatment-of-intra-articular-fractures-of-distal-radius-fixed-with-percutaneous-kirschner-s-wires-vs-t-plate
#1
Jahangir Iqbal Khan, Faisal Nazeer Hussain, Tahir Mehmood, Omer Adil
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Fractures of the distal radius are common with a variable prognosis in case of intra articular extension. The available options include Plaster, External fixation, Prefabricated Splintage using Ligamentotaxis, K-wire fixation, and open reduction internal fixation with T-plate without an as yet clear advantage of one over the others. If these fractures are allowed to collapse, radial shortening, angulation and articular incongruity may cause permanent deformity and loss of function...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720046/strain-as-a-function-of-time-in-extrinsic-wrist-ligaments-tensioned-through-external-fixation
#2
Joseph P Rectenwald, K Ashley Bentley, Peter M Murray, Subrata Saha
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine the time-dependent dissipation of extrinsic wrist ligament tension following the application external fixation with axial distraction of the wrist in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Six paired fresh-frozen cadaveric specimens underwent mechanical testing simulating external fixation with 1 arm of each pair osteotomized to simulate a distal radius fracture. The change in tension was then recorded over 24 hours. RESULTS: The rate of stress relaxation decreased with time...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717978/-treatment-strategy-and-planning-for-pilon-fractures
#3
REVIEW
Thomas Mittlmeier, Alice Wichelhaus
BACKGROUND: Pilon fractures are mainly severe and prognostically serious injuries with a high rate of relevant soft tissue involvement. The adequate decision making and choice of treatment in the early phase of trauma are of paramount importance for the final outcome. This essentially encompasses the management of the soft tissue damage, the surgical planning and the differentiated selection of procedures. GOALS/MATERIAL AND METHODS: Most concepts of staged treatment nowadays offer a wide range of options which are integrated into expert-based algorithms...
July 17, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673103/a-method-of-treating-comminuted-phalangeal-fractures-by-ligamentotaxis-using-a-single-kirschner-wire
#4
C Rex, K Patel, K M Sandeep
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412187/restoring-volar-tilt-in-ao-type-c2-fractures-of-the-distal-radius-with-unilateral-external-fixation
#5
Kenneth F Taylor, David Gendelberg, Michael B Lustik, Matthew L Drake
PURPOSE: To determine whether unilateral external fixation using a staged multiplanar reduction technique restores anatomic volar tilt in a distal radius fracture model. METHODS: We used radiographic images to obtain baseline measurements in 20 fresh-frozen cadaveric wrists. Through a standard dorsal approach to the radius, we performed osteotomies to simulate displaced AO/ASIF type C2 fractures. After placement of a unilateral external fixator, a stepwise technique of applying longitudinal traction followed by a volar translational maneuver was performed...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373079/temporary-short-segment-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-comparative-study-with-or-without-vertebroplasty
#6
Hiroyuki Aono, Keisuke Ishii, Hidekazu Tobimatsu, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Shota Takenaka, Masayuki Furuya, Horii Chiaki, Motoki Iwasaki
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Short-segment posterior spinal instrumentation for thoracolumbar burst fracture provides superior correction of kyphosis by an indirect reduction technique, but it has a high failure rate. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study we report here was to compare outcomes for temporary short-segment pedicle screw fixation with vertebroplasty and for such fixation without vertebroplasty. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective multicenter comparative study...
March 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323718/posterior-distraction-and-instrumentation-cannot-always-reduce-displaced-and-rotated-posterosuperior-fracture-fragments-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
#7
Xiao-Bin Wang, Guo-Hua Lü, Jing Li, Bing Wang, Chang Lu, Kevin Phan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the imaging features that can be used to predict failure of reduction of a retropulsed fracture fragment by posterior ligamentotaxis in thoracolumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Posterior instrumentation and distraction with ligamentotaxis has been successfully used to shift retropulsed fragments anteriorly in thoracolumbar burst fractures. However, posterior longitudinal ligament rupture can lead to treatment failure...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292290/comparison-of-the-direct-and-indirect-reduction-techniques-during-the-surgical-management-of-posterior-malleolar-fractures
#8
Hong-Fei Shi, Jin Xiong, Yi-Xin Chen, Jun-Fei Wang, Xu-Sheng Qiu, Jie Huang, Xue-Yang Gui, Si-Yuan Wen, Yin-He Wang
BACKGROUND: The optimal method for the reduction and fixation of posterior malleolar fracture (PMF) remains inconclusive. Currently, both of the indirect and direct reduction techniques are widely used. We aimed to compare the reduction quality and clinical outcome of posterior malleolar fracture managed with the direct reduction technique through posterolateral approach or the indirect reduction technique using ligamentotaxis. METHODS: Patients with a PMF involving over 25% of the articular surface were recruited and assigned to the direct reduction (DR) group or the indirect reduction (IR) group...
March 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274009/unstable-distal-radius-fractures-treated-by-volar-locking-anatomical-plates
#9
Anto Jose, Shishir Murugharaj Suranigi, Pascal Noel Deniese, Abey Thomas Babu, Kanagasabai Rengasamy, Syed Najimudeen
INTRODUCTION: Fracture of the distal end of radius represents the most common fracture of the upper extremity accounting for 16-20% of all fractures. Plating is now emerging as the gold standard for management of distal radius fractures due to increased rate of complications such as malunion, subluxation/dislocation of distal radio-ulnar joint or late collapse of fracture. Procedures such as closed reduction and cast immobilization, ligamentotaxis with external fixator and percutaneous pin fixation are no longer acceptable...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258287/-trisegmental-fusion-by-vertebral-body-replacement-outcome-following-traumatic-multisegmental-fractures-of-the-thoracic-and-lumbar-spine
#10
Michael Kreinest, Dorothee Schmahl, Paul A Grützner, Stefan Matschke
BACKGROUND: Around 5% of all trauma patients suffer from spinal trauma. Spinal fractures are mainly located in the thoracic and lumbar spine. For multisegmental vertebral fractures categorized as instable, combined dorsal instrumentation and ventral stabilization is recommended. Numerous vertebral body replacement systems are available for ventral stabilization. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to analyze radiological results following the implantation of a hydraulic expandable vertebral body replacement and the evaluation of patients' outcome three years after implantation...
March 3, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009702/volar-dorsal-and-lateral-locking-plate-fixation-for-pilon-fractures
#11
Mark Henry
The more common dorsal fracture subluxations at the base of the middle phalanx have an intact dorsal buttress of articular surface in continuity with the shaft. Capitalizing on this foundation, various fixation methods have met with relatively equivalent success including Kirschner wires, screws only, nonlocking plate and screws, and external fixation. Pilon fractures are complete articular fractures, where the comminuted articular fragments lack any structural connection to the more distal shaft of the middle phalanx, and have largely relied upon external fixation traction systems...
March 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900703/the-treatment-of-distal-third-humeral-diaphyseal-fractures-is-there-still-a-place-for-the-external-fixation
#12
N Tartaglia, G Vicenti, M Carrozzo, A Abate, F Rifino, G Picca, G Solarino, B Moretti
INTRODUCTION: The treatment for humeral diaphyseal fractures is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of treating humeral distal third diaphyseal fractures by using external fixation technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively review 65 cases of diaphyseal humeral fractures (31 type A, 23 type B and 11 type C of the AO/OTA classification) treated with external fixation (Orthofix FAD small) between 2008 and 2013...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890218/-is-external-or-internal-distraction-useful-for-treating-distal-radial-fractures
#13
M Rongières
The use of external fixation or internal plating to bridge communitive fractures of the distal radius is discussed based on a review of prospective and meta-analysis studies. Distraction by an external fixator is not advised (ligamentotaxis) because of the high incidence of complex regional pain syndrome and the destabilization of bone and ligaments surrounding the intra-articular fracture site. The external fixator must be used as a neutralization device and supplemented with K-wire or volar plate fixation...
December 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484831/hybrid-external-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-tibial-pilon-fractures-a-retrospective-analysis-of-162-fractures
#14
Vito N Galante, Giovanni Vicenti, Gianfranco Corina, Claudio Mori, Antonella Abate, Girolamo Picca, Vito Conserva, Domenico Speciale, Lorenzo Scialpi, Nicola Tartaglia, Vincenzo Caiaffa, Biagio Moretti
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of hybrid external fixation in the treatment of tibial pilon fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective, multicentre study. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with tibial pilon fractures treated with hybrid external fixation. INTERVENTION: Fracture reduction with ligamentotaxis and fixation with XCaliber hybrid external fixator. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Fracture union, complications, functional outcome (Mazur Ankle Score)...
October 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441179/the-reverse-thomas-position-for-thoracolumbar-fracture-height-restoration-relative-contribution-of-patient-positioning-in-percutaneous-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-acute-vertebral-compressions
#15
Jonathan P Ng, Derek T Cawley, Suzanne M Beecher, Joseph F Baker, John P McCabe
BACKGROUND: Standard positioning for percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty requires placing a patient prone with supports under the iliac crests and upper thorax. The authors believe that hip hyperextension maximises pelvic anteversion creating anterior longitudinal ligamentotaxis, thus facilitating restoration of vertebral height. METHODS: Radiographic imaging including pre-operative, post-positioning, post balloon tamp inflation and post-operative lateral radiographs were analysed for anterior and posterior column height, wedge angle of the affected vertebra and 3-level Cobb angle in patients with recent fractures of T11-L1...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27261705/posterior-distraction-and-instrumentation-cannot-always-reduce-displaced-and-rotated-posterosuperior-fracture-fragments-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
#16
Xiao-Bin Wang, Guo-Hua Lü, Jing Li, Bing Wang, Chang Lu, Kevin Phan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the imaging features that can be used to predict failure of reduction of a retropulsed fracture fragment by posterior ligamentotaxis in thoracolumbar burst fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Posterior instrumentation and distraction with ligamentotaxis has been successfully used to shift retropulsed fragments anteriorly in thoracolumbar burst fractures. However, posterior longitudinal ligament rupture can lead to treatment failure...
June 3, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26994520/surgical-outcomes-of-temporary-short-segment-instrumentation-without-augmentation-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures
#17
Hiroyuki Aono, Hidekazu Tobimatsu, Kenta Ariga, Masayuki Kuroda, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Shota Takenaka, Masayuki Furuya, Motoki Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Short-segment posterior spinal instrumentation for thoracolumbar burst fracture provides superior correction of kyphosis by an indirect reduction technique, but it has a high failure rate. We investigated the clinical and radiological results of temporary short-segment pedicle screw fixation without augmentation performed for thoracolumbar burst fractures with the goal of avoiding treatment failure by waiting to see if anterior reconstruction was necessary. METHODS: We studied 27 consecutive patients with thoracolumbar burst fracture who underwent short-segment posterior instrumentation using ligamentotaxis with Schanz screws and without augmentation...
June 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26917022/role-of-joshi-s-external-stabilization-system-with-percutaneous-screw-fixation-in-high-energy-tibial-condylar-fractures-associated-with-severe-soft-tissue-injuries
#18
Ashish-Kumar Gupta, Rahul Sapra, Rakesh Kumar, Som-Prakash Gupta, Devwart Kaushik, Sahil Gaba, Mahesh Chand Bansal, Ratan Lal Dayma
PURPOSE: The treatment of high-energy tibial condylar fractures which are associated with severe soft tissue injuries remains contentious and challenging. In this study, we assessed the results of Joshi's external stabilization system (JESS) by using the principle of ligamentotaxis and percutaneous screw fixation for managing high-energy tibial condylar fractures associated with severe soft tissue injuries. METHODS: Between June 2008 and June 2010, 25 consecutive patients who were 17e71 years (mean, 39...
2015: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26894133/osteosynthesis-in-distal-radius-fractures-with-conventional-bridging-external-fixator-tips-and-tricks-for-getting-them-right
#19
Vamshi Krishna Chilakamary, Maheshwar Lakkireddy, Kiran Kumar Koppolu, Shivaprasad Rapur
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures are the commonest fractures occurring in the upper extremity, accounting for 15-20% of patients treated in emergency department. Although distal radial fractures were described 200 years ago, they still remain as unsolved fractures with no clear guidelines. It is often reported that anatomical reduction has a bearing on the functional outcome. AIM: To study the management of distal end radius fracture by utilizing the principle of ligamentotaxis where in the reduction obtained by closed means is maintained by external fixator till solid bony union occurs...
January 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26359858/proximal-interphalangeal-joint-fractures-treated-with-a-dynamic-external-fixator-a-multicenter-and-retrospective-study-of-88-cases
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
P Pélissier, F Gobel, H Choughri, J-M Alet
Ligamentotaxis is now a well-established treatment method for proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fractures. Despite satisfactory results, the technique is considered complex and the devices cumbersome. The aim of this study was to evaluate a miniaturized dynamic external fixator (Ligamentotaxor(®)) for the management of these fractures. Eighty-six patients with 88 fractures of the PIP joint were treated at 10 European hand surgery centers. The device was applied within eight days of the injury and was removed 40-45 days after the injury...
October 2015: Chirurgie de la Main
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