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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151010/same-day-discharge-after-total-joint-arthroplasty-the-future-may-be-now
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Vinay Aggarwal, Savyasachi Thakkar, Kristopher Collins, Jonathan Vigdorchik
Total joint arthroplasty has traditionally been performed as an inpatient procedure to mitigate the risks of perioperative complications, limited mobility, and pain control issues. Reducing readmissions and complications is increasingly important with the push toward outcomes based reimbursement. Nonetheless, there is a definite trend toward not only shortening postoperative length of stay but also toward considering a same day discharge arthroplasty model in appropriately selected patients. In this review, we outline the literature evidence regarding same day discharge in total joint arthroplasty and discuss our own institutional guidelines for appropriate patient selection as well as contraindications...
December 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150380/comparison-of-two-physiotherapy-programmes-for-rehabilitation-after-temporomandibular-joint-arthroscopy
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W A Abboud, N Yarom, R Yahalom, M Joachim, S Reiter, O Koren, H Elishoov
The purpose of this study was to compare two physiotherapy programmes for rehabilitation after temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthroscopy. The medical files of 137 consecutive patients diagnosed with closed lock and treated by arthroscopic lysis and lavage were analyzed retrospectively. Sixty-eight patients were rehabilitated with gradually increasing range of motion self-exercises (gradual programme) and 69 patients were rehabilitated with immediate full range of motion self-exercises (immediate programme)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150297/prolonged-stretching-of-the-ankle-plantarflexors-elicits-muscle-tendon-adaptations-relevant-to-ankle-gait-kinetics-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Teresa Martín Lorenzo, Eduardo Rocon, Ignacio Martínez Caballero, Ana Ramírez Barragán, Sergio Lerma Lara
Tissue related ankle hyper-resistance has been reported to contribute to equinus gait in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Hence, ankle plantarflexor stretching programs have been developed in order to restore passive ankle dorsiflexion. Despite high quality evidence on the limited effects of stretching on passive joint mobility, further muscle-tendon adaptations have been reported which may impact gait performance. As such, children with spastic cerebral palsy subject to long-term manual static stretching achieved dorsiflexion gains through the reduction of muscle and fascicle strain whilst preserving tendon strain, and prolonged use of ankle-foot orthoses achieved similar dorsiflexion gains through increased tendon strain whilst preserving muscle and fascicle strain...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149722/effects-of-middle-ear-quasi-static-stiffness-on-sound-transmission-quantified-by-a-novel-3-axis-optical-force-sensor
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Ivo Dobrev, Jae Hoon Sim, Baktash Aqtashi, Alexander M Huber, Thomas Linder, Christof Röösli
BACKGROUND: Intra-operative quantification of the ossicle mobility could provide valuable feedback for the current status of the patient's conductive hearing. However, current methods for evaluation of middle ear mobility are mostly limited to the surgeon's subjective impression through manual palpation of the ossicles. This study investigates how middle ear transfer function is affected by stapes quasi-static stiffness of the ossicular chain. The stiffness of the middle ear is induced by a) using a novel fiber-optic 3-axis force sensor to quantify the quasi-static stiffness of the middle ear, and b) by artificial reduction of stapes mobility due to drying of the middle ear...
November 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146507/impact-of-osteoarthritis-and-total-joint-arthroplasty-on-the-kinematics-of-the-trapeziometacarpal-joint-a-pilot-study
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Priscilla D'Agostino, Benjamin Dourthe, Faes Kerkhof, Evie E Vereecke, Filip Stockmans
PURPOSE: To quantify the effect of osteoarthritis (OA) and total trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint replacement on thumb kinematics during the primary physiological motions of the thumb. METHODS: We included 4 female patients with stage III TMC OA. A computed tomography-based markerless method was used to quantify the 3-dimensional thumb kinematics in patients before and after TMC joint replacement surgery with the Arpe implant. RESULTS: Trapeziometacarpal OA led to a marked decrease of internal rotation and abduction of the first metacarpal (MC1) during thumb flexion and a decrease of MC1 adduction during thumb adduction...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145473/suppression-and-resolution-of-autoimmune-arthritis-by-rhesus-%C3%AE-defensin-1-an-immunomodulatory-macrocyclic-peptide
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Justin B Schaal, Dat Q Tran, Akshay Subramanian, Reshma Patel, Teresina Laragione, Kevin D Roberts, Katie Trinh, Prasad Tongaonkar, Patti A Tran, Dmitriy Minond, Gregg B Fields, Paul Beringer, André J Ouellette, Percio S Gulko, Michael E Selsted
θ-defensins constitute a family of macrocyclic peptides expressed exclusively in Old World monkeys. The peptides are pleiotropic effectors of innate immunity, possessing broad spectrum antimicrobial activities and immunoregulatory properties. Here we report that rhesus θ-defensin 1 (RTD-1) is highly effective in arresting and reversing joint disease in a rodent model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Parenteral RTD-1 treatment of DA/OlaHsd rats with established pristane-induced arthritis (PIA) rapidly suppressed joint disease progression, restored limb mobility, and preserved normal joint architecture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144105/motor-imagery-ability-of-patients-with-lower-limb-amputation-exploring-the-course-of-rehabilitation-effects
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Elodie Saruco, Aymeric Guillot, Arnaud Saimpont, Franck DI Rienzo, Anne Durand, Catherine Mercier, Francine Malouin, Philip Jackson
BACKGROUND: Amputation of a lower-limb results in a severe decrease of functional mobility that deeply alters independent living. Motor imagery (MI) refers to the mental representation of an action without engaging its actual execution. The repetitive use of MI has been shown to contribute to promote motor recovery and phantom-limb pain alleviation. AIM: Given the importance of invoking accurate images to benefit from MI practice, and considering the link between motor capacities and MI, the present study investigated the effect of a rehabilitation program on MI ability in patients with lower-limb amputation...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143631/first-birth-and-the-trajectory-of-women-s-empowerment-in-egypt
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Goleen Samari
BACKGROUND: Women's empowerment is often used to explain changes in reproductive behavior, but no consideration is given to how reproductive events can shape women's empowerment over time. Fertility may cause changes in women's empowerment, or they may be mutually influencing. Research on women's empowerment and fertility relies on cross-sectional data from South Asia, which limits the understanding of the direction of association between women's empowerment and fertility in other global contexts...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138042/tibial-bone-lengthening-via-external-fixation-comparative-study-of-the-traditional-technique-and-a-technique-with-intramedullary-nail-assistance
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César Salcedo Cánovas
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes and complications when performing bone lengthening with two different techniques: isolated external fixation versus external fixation combined with intramedullary nail. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Comparative retrospective study of thirty cases of tibial lengthening divided in two symmetrical groups. Cases were matched based on several variables to maximise homogeneity between the groups. Variables used for comparison were external fixation time, external fixation index, rate of consolidation, clinical outcomes, complications and range of joint motion...
November 11, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137899/joint-gap-in-mid-flexion-is-not-a-predictor-of-postoperative-flexion-angle-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Yukihide Minoda, Shigeru Nakagawa, Ryo Sugama, Tessyu Ikawa, Takahiro Noguchi, Masashi Hirakawa
BACKGROUND: Postoperative knee flexion angle is one of the most important outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Intraoperative ligament balancing may affect the postoperative range of motion of the knee. However, the relationship between intraoperative ligament balancing and postoperative flexion angle was still controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether intraoperative joint gap affects postoperative knee flexion angle or not. METHODS: Prospective multicenter study of 246 knees with varus osteoarthritis undergoing a posterior-stabilized, mobile-bearing TKA was performed...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136513/facilitating-learning-through-an-international-virtual-collaborative-practice-a-case-study
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Monne Wihlborg, Elizabeth E Friberg, Karen M Rose, Linda Eastham
BACKGROUND: Internationalisation of higher education involving information and communication technology such as e-learning opens opportunities for innovative learning approaches across nations and cultures. OBJECTIVES: Describe a case in practice of collaborative and transformative learning in relation to 'internationalisation on home grounds' with the broader learning objective of 'becoming aware and knowledgeable'. DESIGN: A mutually developed project established a virtual international collaborative exchange for faculty and students using a course management software (MOODLE) and open access technology (Adobe CONNECT)...
November 4, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134100/three-dimensional-innate-mobility-of-the-human-foot-bones-under-axial-loading-using-biplane-x-ray-fluoroscopy
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Kohta Ito, Koh Hosoda, Masahiro Shimizu, Shuhei Ikemoto, Takeo Nagura, Hiroyuki Seki, Masateru Kitashiro, Nobuaki Imanishi, Sadakazu Aiso, Masahiro Jinzaki, Naomichi Ogihara
The anatomical design of the human foot is considered to facilitate generation of bipedal walking. However, how the morphology and structure of the human foot actually contribute to generation of bipedal walking remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the three-dimensional kinematics of the foot bones under a weight-bearing condition using cadaver specimens, to characterize the innate mobility of the human foot inherently prescribed in its morphology and structure. Five cadaver feet were axially loaded up to 588 N (60 kgf), and radiographic images were captured using a biplane X-ray fluoroscopy system...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133073/comparing-daily-shoulder-motion-and-frequency-after-anatomic-and-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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G Daniel G Langohr, John P Haverstock, James A Johnson, George S Athwal
BACKGROUND: Both anatomic (TSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) are common interventions for glenohumeral arthrosis, with the goal of relieving pain and restoring mobility. Understanding shoulder arthroplasty motion and frequency is of interest in evaluating effectiveness and in predicting bearing wear for implant development and optimization. The purpose of this study was to measure and compare the total daily shoulder motion of patients after TSA and RTSA. METHODS: Thirty-six human subjects who had undergone shoulder arthroplasty wore a custom instrumented garment that tracked upper extremity motion for the waking hours of 1 day...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132791/in%C3%A2-vitro-kinematic-assessment-of-a-hinged-elbow-orthosis-following-lateral-collateral-ligament-injury
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Ranita H Manocha, Graham J W King, James A Johnson
PURPOSE: Elbow lateral collateral ligament injuries (LCLI) are often managed with protected mobilization using a hinged elbow orthosis (HEO). The objective of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of an HEO in stabilizing the elbow following LCLI. METHODS: Seven fresh-frozen cadaveric upper extremity specimens were studied using a custom simulator that enabled elbow motion via computer-controlled actuators and servomotors attached to relevant tendons...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132347/knee-arthrodesis-versus-above-the-knee-amputation-after-septic-failure-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-comparison-of-functional-outcome-and-complication-rates
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Sven Hungerer, Martin Kiechle, Christian von Rüden, Matthias Militz, Knut Beitzel, Mario Morgenstern
BACKGROUND: After septic failure of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and multiple revision operations resulting in impaired function, bone and/or soft-tissue damage a reconstruction with a revision arthroplasty might be impossible. Salvage procedures to regain mobility and quality of life are an above-the-knee amputation or knee arthrodesis. The decision process for the patient and surgeon is difficult and data comparing arthrodesis versus amputation in terms of function and quality of life are scarce...
November 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123383/internal-consistency-and-item-total-correlation-of-patient-reported-outcome-instruments-and-hemophilia-joint-health-score-v2-1-in-us-adult-people-with-hemophilia-results-from-the-pain-functional-impairment-and-quality-of-life-p-fiq-study
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Michael Wang, Katharine Batt, Craig Kessler, Anne Neff, Neeraj N Iyer, David L Cooper, Christine L Kempton
Background: The Pain, Functional Impairment, and Quality of Life study was an observational, cross-sectional assessment of the impact of pain on functional impairment and quality of life in adult people with hemophilia (PWH) of any severity in the USA who experience joint pain and/or bleeding. Objective: To assess internal consistency (IC) and item-total correlation (ITC) of assessment tools used in the Pain, Functional Impairment, and Quality of Life study. Methods: Participants completed 5 patient-reported outcome instruments (EQ-5D-5L with visual analog scale, Brief Pain Inventory v2 Short Form [BPI], International Physical Activity Questionnaire [IPAQ], Short Form 36 Health Survey v2 [SF-36v2], and Hemophilia Activities List [HAL]) and underwent an optional physiotherapist-administered musculoskeletal exam (Hemophilia Joint Health Score v2...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121943/managing-intra-eu-mobility-do-who-principles-of-ethical-recruitment-have-relevance
#17
Réka Kovács, Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Zoltán Cserháti, Miklós Szócska
BACKGROUND: The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context. This article aims to examine whether the principles of the voluntary WHO Global Code of Practice can be applied to trigger health policy decisions within the EU zone of free movement of persons. METHODS: In the framework of the Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting project (Grant Agreement: JA EUHWF 20122201 (see healthworkforce...
November 9, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115654/management-of-capitellar-fractures-with-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-using-herbert-screws
#18
Asif Sultan, Omar Khursheed, Mohammad Rafiq Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Kotwal, Qazi Waris Manzoor
BACKGROUND: Capitellar fractures are rare elbow injuries and can cause severe limitation of function if not properly managed. Numerous treatments have evolved, from closed reduction and cast immobilization to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), so as to achieve a stable joint that allows early mobilization. We determined the functional outcomes of treating these fractures with ORIF using Herbert screws via an extensile lateral approach. METHODS: Fifteen patients with capitellar fractures were included in this retrospective study...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114928/a-new-substitute-for-formalin-application-to-embalming-cadavers
#19
Yoshinori Haizuka, Miki Nagase, Satoshi Takashino, Yasushi Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Fujikura, George Matsumura
The development of formalin-free fixatives is an urgent issue in gross anatomy because of the health hazard and the tissue-hardening actions of formalin. We recently identified the fixative, antimicrobial, and preservative effects of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP), a precursor of the water-soluble macromolecular polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone, in animal experiments. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether NVP solution can be used as an alternative to formalin in human cadaveric dissection. Twelve donated cadavers were infused with NVP via the femoral and common carotid arteries using a peristaltic pump...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111467/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-weight-bearing-shoulders-of-wheelchair-dependent-patients
#20
Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nathan R Wanderman, Andrew T Assenmacher, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: Wheelchair-dependent patients rely on their upper extremities for mobility and transfers. This entails the heavy use of upper extremities as weight-bearing joints, leading to shoulder overuse with increased prevalence of rotator cuff-related disorders, and ultimately to challenging cases for shoulder surgeons when a joint replacement is needed. OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in wheelchair-dependent patients with arthritis and rotator cuff tears...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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