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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217060/ultrasonography-guided-pulsed-radiofrequency-of-sciatic-nerve-for-the-treatment-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-ii
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Yi Hwa Choi, Dong Jin Chang, Woon Suk Hwang, Jin Hwan Chung
Although the major mechanism of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) involves dysfunctional central or sympathetic nervous system activation, the peripheral nervous system also contributes significantly to its clinical manifestations. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) is a recently developed treatment option for neuropathic pain syndromes. Here, we report a case of CRPS Type II after a femur fracture and sciatic nerve injury, in which the pain was treated successfully with ultrasonography-guided selective sciatic nerve PRF application...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216747/complex-ao-type-c3-distal-femur-fractures-results-after-fixation-with-a-lateral-locked-plate-using-modified-swashbuckler-approach
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Anuj Agrawal, Vivek Kiyawat
BACKGROUND: Complex AO type C3 fractures of the distal femur are challenging injuries, fraught with complications such as malunion and stiffness. We prospectively evaluated a consecutive series of patients with complex AO type C3 distal femur fractures to determine the clinicoradiological outcome after fixation with a single locked plate using modified swashbuckler approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 12 patients with C3 type distal femur fractures treated with a lateral locked plate, using a modified swashbuckler approach, were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208958/radiological-and-histopathological-outcome-of-giant-cell-tumor-of-femur-with-denosumab-treatment-a-case-report
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Preethi Dileep Menon, R Krishnakumar, Annie Jojo
Giant Cell Tumour of Bone (GCTB) is a benign but locally aggressive osteolytic skeletal neoplasm of young adults consisting of giant cells expressing RANK (Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor-κB) and mesenchymal spindle-like stromal cells expressing RANKL (RANK ligand). The interaction of these cells leads to bone resorption. Recently, the RANKL inhibitor, denosumab, has demonstrated activity against giant-cell tumours. The current article reports a case of a Giant cell tumour of left distal femur with pathological fracture...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203271/a-review-of-the-epidemiology-and-treatment-of-orthopaedic-injuries-after-earthquakes-in-developing-countries
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James S MacKenzie, Bibek Banskota, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Babar Shafiq, Erik A Hasenboehler
BACKGROUND: Earthquakes in developing countries are devastating events. Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in treating earthquake-related injuries to the extremities. We describe orthopaedic injury epidemiology to help guide response planning for earthquake-related disasters. METHODS: Several databases were searched for articles reporting primary injury after major earthquakes from 1970 to June 2016. We used the following key words: "earthquake" AND "fracture" AND "injury" AND "orthopedic" AND "treatment" AND "epidemiology...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202707/cadasil-accelerated-by-acute-hypotension-arterial-and-venous-contribution-to-leukoaraiosis
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Jacqueline A Pettersen, Julia Keith, Fuqiang Gao, J David Spence, Sandra E Black
OBJECTIVE: To underline the importance of blood pressure regulation in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and to describe changes that occur in the veins in this condition, specifically venous collagenosis associated with leukoaraiosis. METHODS: Case report with neuroimaging and pathologic data. RESULTS: A 61-year-old man with genetically confirmed CADASIL was initially lucid following a motor vehicle accident but subsequently became hypotensive (60/40 mm Hg) due to an open femur fracture and required intubation...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192826/the-management-of-bone-defects-in-periarticular-knee-injuries-a-review-article
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Brian Buck, Yvonne M Murtha
Traumatic bone defects of the distal femur and proximal tibia present treatment challenges for the orthopaedic traumatologist. In addition to bone loss, significant soft tissue compromise and cartilage defects leave the patient and surgeon with few reconstructive options for proper long-term joint function. These injuries are often complicated by delayed healing, nonunion, malunion, infection, and poor subjective patient outcomes. There are a variety of clinical problems associated with the treatment of periarticular fractures about the knee...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178228/imaging-evaluation-of-the-safe-region-for-distal-locking-screw-of-proximal-femoral-nail-anti-rotation-in-patients-with-proximal-femoral-fracture
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Jinpeng Gong, Pengcheng Liu, Ming Cai
BACKGROUND Proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) is a standard femoral intertrochanteric fracture operation. Iatrogenic vascular injury, although uncommon, is a reported complication of PFNA surgery as well as a complication of hip fracture surgery. This study aimed to compare the safety and best use of the distal locking screw in 170 mm PFNA and 240 mm PFNA devices, and to determine the safe region for placement of the distal locking screw in PFNA surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 100 patients with 170 mm PFNA and 80 patients with 240 mm PFNA were retrospectively analyzed...
February 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178186/exogenous-pthrp-repairs-the-damaged-fracture-healing-of-pthrp-mice-and-accelerates-fracture-healing-of-wild-mice
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Yinhe Wang, Xin Fang, Chun Wang, Congzhu Ding, Hua Lin, Anlong Liu, Lei Wang, Yang Cao
Bone fracture healing is a complicated physiological regenerative process initiated in response to injury and is similar to bone development. To demonstrate whether an exogenous supply of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) helps in bone fracture healing, closed mid-diaphyseal femur fractures were created and stabilized with intramedullary pins in eight-week-old wild-type (WT) PTHrP+/+ and PTHrP+/- mice. After administering PTHrP for two weeks, callus tissue properties were analyzed at one, two, and four weeks post-fracture (PF) by various methods...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166168/evaluation-of-intra-articular-fracture-extension-following-gunshot-wounds-to-the-lower-extremity-plain-radiographs-versus-computer-tomography
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John S Hwang, Kenneth L Koury, George Gorgy, Michael S Sirkin, Mark C Reilly, Valdis Lelkes, Mark R Adams
OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the use of computer tomography to plain radiographs for the evaluation of intra-articular extension of long bone fractures in the lower extremity following low-energy gunshot wounds. DESIGN: Retrospective chart and radiographic review SETTING:: Level 1 Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: Data was collected from a single institution from 2000 to 2014. Inclusion criteria consisted of patients aged greater than 17 years, low-velocity gunshot injuries causing fracture of the femur or tibia, plain radiographs with adequate films and CT imaging of the fracture...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164068/fracture-diaphyseal-femur-in-a-case-of-ipsilateral-excision-arthroplasty-of-hip-report-of-two-cases-with-description-of-an-unusual-injury-pattern-mechanism-and-clinical-decision-making-in-management
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Kunal Shah, Tushar Ubale, Rahematullah Abdul, Vaibhav Kasodekar, Ashish Assudani, Kiran Makwana
INTRODUCTION: Although fracture diaphyseal femur is commonly seen in orthopedic practice, its association with ipsilateral resection arthroplasty of hip/pseudarthrosis of neck is rare. The technique of excision arthroplasty has undergone modification with emphasis on preserving as much bone as possible. However, it is not always possible to preserve bone while removing the earlier prosthesis and cement. This often leads to extensive proximal bone loss. Associated ipsilateral fracture femur presents a unique scenario...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164044/accidental-bolt-gun-injury-to-femur-a-case-report
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Ravi Prasad Kattimani, Sanath Shetty, Humayun Mirza
INTRODUCTION: Bolt gun or slaughterer's guns are used in meat industry for "humane killing" of animals. Injuries caused by bolt gun are rare, reported exclusively from central European countries. We report a case of 28 year old male, who accidentally shot himself with a bolt gun to his right thigh. CASE REPORT: A 28 years old male presented to our Accident and Emergency department after accidental injury to his right thigh with bolt gun. He had an entry wound measuring 2 cm in length and 1 cm in breadth over anterior aspect of lower one third of thigh at lower and sustained Grade II compound fracture of right femur shaft at distal one third...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131543/predictors-of-functional-recovery-following-periprosthetic-distal-femur-fractures
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John A Ruder, Gavin P Hart, Jeffrey S Kneisl, Bryan D Springer, Madhav A Karunakar
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for periprosthetic distal femur fractures include open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and distal femoral replacement (DFR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the complications, and functional recovery (ambulatory status, living situation, mortality) in patients undergoing operative treatment (DFR and ORIF) of periprosthetic distal femur fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of 58 patients with distal femoral periprosthetic fractures treated with either ORIF or DFR was conducted...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129263/tissue-injury-suppresses-fibrinolysis-following-hemorrhagic-shock-in-non-human-primates-rhesus-macaque
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Antoni R Macko, Hunter Moore, Andrew P Cap, M Adam Meledeo, Ernest E Moore, Forest R Sheppard
BACKGROUND: Hypoperfusion is associated with hyperfibrinolysis and early death from exsanguination, while tissue trauma is associated with hypofibrinolysis and delayed death from organ failure. We sought to elucidate the effects of injury patterns on fibrinolysis phenotypes using a non-human primate (NHP) model. METHODS: NHPs were randomized to three injury groups (n=8/group): 60 min severe pressure-targeted controlled hemorrhagic shock (HS); HS + soft tissue injury (HS+); or HS + soft tissue injury + femur fracture (HS++)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116275/an-unusual-case-of-simultaneous-bilateral-neck-of-femur-fracture-following-electrocution-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Supreeth Nekkanti, Vijay C, Sujana Theja Js, RaviShankar R, Sumit Raj
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous bilateral fractures of the neck of femur is rare. Hypocalcemia, epilepsy, osteoporosis and electrical injuries are known to cause similar injuries. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 43-year-old male who sustained an electrical shock injury following which he fell from a height of around 4 feet. Radiological studies confirmed bilateral transcervical neck of femur fracture. Laboratory investigations revealed the patient had extremely low levels of vitamin D (11...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116272/management-of-large-bone-defects-in-diaphyseal-fractures-by-induced-membrane-formation-by-masquelet-s-technique
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R Sivakumar, M Gulam Mohideen, M Chidambaram, T Vinoth, Prahalad Kumar Singhi, V Somashekar
INTRODUCTION: Management of the large gap in long bone fractures is a challenging problem after compound injuries. A novel technique called as Masquelet's technique of "induced membrane formation", is used to bridge a gap of more than 5 cm using bone cement as a spacer in first stage and autologous cancellous bone graft to fill the gap in second stage. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two different and difficult cases with bone defects after open injuries associated with long bone fractures in this paper...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111703/total-hip-replacement-in-complex-acetabular-fractures-using-a-coned-hemipelvic-acetabular-component
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Samuel E McMahon, Laurence A Cusick
Acetabular fractures in the elderly are a challenging clinical problem due to both the complex nature of operative intervention, osteoporotic bone and the multiple comorbidities of the patients involved. They are associated with poor functional outcomes and high levels of morbidity and mortality. Treatment currently ranges from conservative treatment, open reduction internal fixation and variations of total hip arthroplasty. We present the surgical technique and early results of the use of a coned hemipelvic acetabular component in the primary treatment of these complex injuries...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110030/high-morbidity-and-mortality-after-lower-extremity-injuries-in-malawi-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-905-patients
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Maganizo B Chagomerana, Jared Tomlinson, Sven Young, Mina C Hosseinipour, Leonard Banza, Clara N Lee
INTRODUCTION: A lower extremity injury can be a devastating event in low-income countries due to limited access to surgical care. Its incidence, treatment patterns, and outcomes, however, have not been well-described. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled all patients admitted with lower extremity trauma to a tertiary hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi between October 2010 and September 2011. Patients with a lower extremity injury but primarily admitted for unrelated reasons were excluded...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105580/pixel-based-dxa-derived-structural-properties-strongly-correlate-with-pqct-measures-at-the-one-third-distal-femur-site
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Alexander M Baker, David W Wagner, B Jenny Kiratli, Gary S Beaupre
While bone mineral density has been traditionally used to quantify fracture risk for individuals with spinal cord injuries, recent studies are including engineering measurements such as section modulus and cross sectional moment of inertia. These are almost exclusively calculated by peripheral QCT scanners which, unlike DXA scanners, are rarely found in clinical settings. Using fifty-four fresh frozen femora, we developed and validated a pixel-by-pixel method to calculate engineering properties at the distal femur using a Hologic QDR-1000 W DXA scanner and compared them against similar parameters measured using a Stratec XCT-3000 peripheral QCT scanner...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097413/when-surgical-resources-are-severely-constrained-who-receives-care-determinants-of-access-to-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery-in-uganda
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Trina Stephens, Alexander Mezei, Nathan N O'Hara, Jeffrey Potter, Rodney Mugarura, Piotr A Blachut, Peter J O'Brien, Tito Beyeza, Gerard P Slobogean
BACKGROUND: In low- and middle-income countries, the volume of traumatic injuries requiring orthopaedic intervention routinely exceeds the capacity of available surgical resources. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of surgical care for lower extremity fracture patients at a high-demand, resource-limited public hospital in Uganda. METHODS: Skeletally mature patients admitted with the intention of definitive surgical treatment of an isolated tibia or femur fractures to the national referral hospital in Uganda were recruited to participate in this study...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089667/periprosthetic-fractures-of-the-distal-femur-after-total-knee-arthroplasty%C3%A2-plate-versus-nail-fixation
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REVIEW
S S Wallace, D Bechtold, A Sassoon
: The incidence of periprosthetic fractures about a TKA is increasing. Traditionally, these fractures are classified by their location and prosthesis integrity. In the setting of a supracondyar fracture about a well-fixed prosthesis, both plate and nail fixation of the fracture present themselves as options, each with unique benefits and pitfalls. Through review and discussion of the literature, we aim to describe some of the patient, fracture, and implant related factors that should be considered when planning fixation of periprosthetic fractures about a TKA...
January 13, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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