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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423441/-thumb-lengthening-following-amputation-at-the-proximal-phalanx-using-a-semicircular-distraction-ring-fixator-results-of-5-cases
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Elvira Susanne Bodmer, Rahel Meier, Theddy Slongo, Esther Voegelin
Traumatic amputation of the thumb at the proximal phalanx or the metacarpophalangeal joint can be treated by distraction lengthening depending on the location of the amputation, the patient's age, occupation and functional demands. We report the results of proximal phalanx lengthening in 5 patients using a semicircular ring-type external fixator device. This prototype was developed at our clinic in collaboration with a specialised small company (Rotomed AG, Allmenstrasse 4, CH-4512 Bellach, www.rotomed.ch) based on the principles of Ilizarov's external fixator...
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409337/surgical-considerations-with-the-operative-fixation-of-unstable-paediatric-pelvic-ring-injuries
#2
Mohamed Kenawey
INTRODUCTION: The operative treatment of unstable pelvic injuries in paediatrics is not frequently indicated. The detailed modes of pelvic ring failure, surgical techniques, fixation choices, and peri-operative difficulties are not well reported. METHODS: From September 2010 to March 2016, 62 paediatric patients were admitted to an academic level I trauma center with the diagnosis of pelvic ring injury. Of them, 29 (17 males and 12 females) had operative fixation of unstable pelvic injuries...
April 13, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400671/distraction-osteogenesis-using-combined-locking-plate-and-ilizarov-fixator-in-the-treatment-of-bone-defect-a-report-of-2-cases
#3
John Mukhopadhaya, Manish Raj
Distraction osteogenesis and bone transport has been used to reconstruct bone loss defect by allowing new bone to form in the gap. Plate-guided bone transport has been successfully described in literature to treat bone loss defect in the femur, tibia, and mandible. This study reports two cases of fracture of femur with segmental bone loss treated with locking plate fixation and bone transport with Ilizarov ring fixator. At the time of docking, when the transport segment is compressed with bone fragment, the bone fragment is fixed with additional locking or nonlocking screws through the plate...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393309/free-non-vascularized-fibular-graft-for-treatment-of-large-bone-defect-around-the-elbow-in-pediatric-patients
#4
Kamolporn Kaewpornsawan, Perajit Eamsobhana
BACKGROUND: Large bone defect is a challenging problem in orthopedics practice. Several methods are available for bridging of these bone defects, including cancellous bone graft, free vascularized fibula graft, and bone transport with external ring fixator. The aim of this study was to describe our experience in nine pediatric cases of free non-vascularized autogenous fibular strut bone graft in which large bone defect and bone loss of >7 cm was caused by open fracture and infective nonunion around the elbow joint...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391395/biomechanical-analysis-of-anterior-ring-fixation-of-the-ramus-in-type-c-pelvis-fractures
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S McLachlin, M Lesieur, D Stephen, H Kreder, C Whyne
PURPOSE: This biomechanical study compared the stability of four different ramus fracture fixation methods for Type C pelvic ring injuries in the absence of posterior fixation. METHODS: A 5-mm vertical osteotomy of the mid-superior and inferior pubic ramus was created in 12 synthetic pelvic models. Four surgical constructs were compared: (1) two-pin AIIS external fixation, (2) 3.5-mm reconstruction plating, (3) bicortical, fully threaded 3.5-mm, and (4) 6.5-mm pubic ramus screws...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370231/radius-and-ulna-fracture-repair-with-the-imex-miniature-circular-external-skeletal-fixation-system-in-37-small-and-toy-breed-dogs-a-retrospective-study
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Denise Bierens, Marcos D Unis, Sady Y Cabrera, Philip H Kass, Tina J Owen, Maureen G Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcome and prognostic factors after radius and ulna fracture repair with a modified IMEX miniature circular external skeletal fixation (MCESF) in small and toy breed dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Thirty-seven young small and toy breed dogs with 41 radial and ulnar fractures. METHODS: Records of radial and ulnar fractures repaired with a modified IMEX MCESF were reviewed...
March 28, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359640/headless-compression-screw-versus-kirschner-wire-fixation-for-metacarpal-neck-fractures-a-biomechanical-study
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Daniel M Avery, Stephen Klinge, Felix Dyrna, Leo Pauzenberger, David Lam, Mark Cote, Jessica DiVenere, Elifho Obopilwe, Augustus Mazzocca, Craig Rodner
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the biomechanical stability of headless compression screws in the fixation of metacarpal neck fractures and to compare them with another common, less invasive form of fixation, K-wires. The hypothesis was that headless compression screws would show higher stiffness and peak load to failure than K-wire fixation. METHODS: Eight matched-paired hands (n = 31), using the ring and little finger metacarpals, had metacarpal fractures simulated at the physeal scar...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357493/intra-operative-multi-dimensional-fluoroscopy-of-guidepin-placement-prior-to-iliosacral-screw-fixation-for-posterior-pelvic-ring-injuries-and-sacroiliac-dislocation-an-early-case-series
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James C Shaw, Milton L Chip Routt, Joshua L Gary
PURPOSE: Traditional fluoroscopic techniques during percutaneous fixation of the posterior pelvic ring at times cannot adequately visualize errant or malpositioned iliosacral screws. Intra-operative fluoroscopic techniques have been advanced using multi-dimensional fluoroscopy to generate computed tomography-like images. This provides the surgeon not only the ability to assess iliosacral screw placement, but also the opportunity to assess reduction. We present a case series of four patients in which the Ziehm RFD multi-dimensional fluoroscopy was used to assess reduction and guidepin placement prior to definitive iliosacral screw fixation...
March 29, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355531/using-a-genome-scale-metabolic-network-model-to-elucidate-the-mechanism-of-chloroquine-action-in-plasmodium-falciparum
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Shivendra G Tewari, Sean T Prigge, Jaques Reifman, Anders Wallqvist
Chloroquine, long the default first-line treatment against malaria, is now abandoned in large parts of the world because of widespread drug-resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. In spite of its importance as a cost-effective and efficient drug, a coherent understanding of the cellular mechanisms affected by chloroquine and how they influence the fitness and survival of the parasite remains elusive. Here, we used a systems biology approach to integrate genome-scale transcriptomics to map out the effects of chloroquine, identify targeted metabolic pathways, and translate these findings into mechanistic insights...
March 22, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323796/a-prospective-randomized-trial-to-assess-fixation-strategies-for-severe-open-tibia-fractures-modern-ring-external-fixators-versus-internal-fixation-fixit-study
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Robert V OʼToole, Joshua L Gary, Lisa Reider, Michael J Bosse, Wade T Gordon, James Hutson, Stephen M Quinnan, Renan C Castillo, Daniel O Scharfstein, Ellen J MacKenzie
The treatment of high-energy open tibia fractures is challenging in both the military and civilian environments. Treatment with modern ring external fixation may reduce complications common in these patients. However, no study has rigorously compared outcomes of modern ring external fixation with commonly used internal fixation approaches. The FIXIT study is a prospective, multicenter randomized trial comparing 1-year outcomes after treatment of severe open tibial shaft fractures with modern external ring fixation versus internal fixation among men and women of ages 18-64...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304237/cervical-disc-arthroplasty-with-the-prestige-lp-disc-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-at-2-levels-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-at-24-months
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Matthew F Gornet, Todd H Lanman, J Kenneth Burkus, Scott D Hodges, Jeffrey R McConnell, Randall F Dryer, Anne G Copay, Hui Nian, Frank E Harrell
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the efficacy and safety of arthroplasty using the Prestige LP cervical disc with those of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) at 2 adjacent levels. METHODS Patients from 30 investigational sites were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: investigational patients (209) underwent arthroplasty using a Prestige LP artificial disc, and control patients (188) underwent ACDF with a cortical ring allograft and anterior cervical plate...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297328/a-preplanning-method-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery-to-improve-treatment-workflow
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Kang-Hyun Ahn, Naim Ozturk, Brett Smith, Konstantin V Slavin, Matthew Koshy, Bulent Aydogan
Frame-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) requires fixation of an invasive head ring to ensure accurate targeting. Minimizing waiting time with a fixed head ring is important for patient comfort and satisfaction. We report a practical preplanning solution for the Brainlab iPlan treatment planning system that reduces waiting time by expediting the planning process on treatment day. A water-filled anthropomorphic head phantom was used to acquire a surrogate CT image set for preplanning and fused with patient's MRI, which was obtained before the day of treatment...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286687/lipomatous-extensively-vacuolated-ependymoma-with-signet-ring-cell-like-appearance-analysis-of-a-case-with-extensive-literature-review
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Miguel Fdo Salazar, Martha Lilia Tena-Suck, Alma Ortiz-Plata, Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara, Daniel Rembao-Bojórquez
"Lipomatous" and "extensively vacuolated" are descriptive captions that have been used to portray a curious subset of ependymomas distinctively bearing cells with a large vacuole pushing the nucleus to the periphery and, thus, simulating a signet-ring cell appearance. Here, we would like to report the first ependymoma of this kind in a Latin American institution. A 16-year-old boy experienced cephalea during three months. Magnetic resonance imaging scans showed a left paraventricular tumour which corresponded to anaplastic ependymoma...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270223/biomechanical-characteristics-of-fixation-methods-for-floating-pubic-symphysis
#14
Wenhao Song, Dongsheng Zhou, Yu He
BACKGROUND: Floating pubic symphysis (FPS) is a relatively rare injury caused by high-energy mechanisms. There are several fixation methods used to treat FPS, including external fixation, subcutaneous fixation, internal fixation, and percutaneous cannulated screw fixation. To choose the appropriate fixation, it is necessary to study the biomechanical performance of these different methods. The goal of this study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of six methods by finite element analysis...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255332/development-of-a-patient-specific-finite-element-model-for-predicting-implant-failure-in-pelvic-ring-fracture-fixation
#15
Vickie Shim, Andreas Höch, Ronny Grunert, Steffen Peldschus, Jörg Böhme
Introduction. The main purpose of this study is to develop an efficient technique for generating FE models of pelvic ring fractures that is capable of predicting possible failure regions of osteosynthesis with acceptable accuracy. Methods. Patient-specific FE models of two patients with osteoporotic pelvic fractures were generated. A validated FE model of an uninjured pelvis from our previous study was used as a master model. Then, fracture morphologies and implant positions defined by a trauma surgeon in the preoperative CT were manually introduced as 3D splines to the master model...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236073/complications-after-percutaneous-internal-fixator-for-anterior-pelvic-ring-injuries
#16
Christian Fang, Hatem Alabdulrahman, Hans-Christophe Pape
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to report on the observed incidence of complications following pedicle screw and rod internal fixator (INFIX) stabilization of pelvic ring fractures. METHODS: In a retrospective review of consecutive patient series conducted in a University level 1 trauma hospital, 43 patients (21 female and eight male), mean age 64.2 (range 16-87) with OTA/AO type B or C pelvic ring fractures received percutaneous pedicle screw and rod internal fixator (INFIX) anterior stabilization of pelvic ring fractures; 29 fulfilled inclusion criteria with three months' minimal follow-up or known complication...
February 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205465/biomechanics-of-internal-fixation-modalities-for-middle-phalangeal-base-fracture-dislocation
#17
Gen-Lin Foo, Amit K Ramruttun, Andre Eujin Cheah, Alphonsus Kin-Sze Chong, Tun-Lin Foo
BACKGROUND: Internal fixation modalities of unstable (>50 percent articular involvement) middle phalangeal volar lip fracture-dislocations include interfragmentary screw and volar buttress plating. This study investigates the mechanical properties (yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, and stiffness) of interfragmentary screw (IS), simple buttress plating (BP) and buttress plating with subchondral screw (BP+S). METHODS: Fifteen cadaveric digits (5 index, 5 middle, and 5 ring) were prepared by excising its skin envelope and flexor tendons while preserving the structures around the proximal interphalangeal joint...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194508/open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-intraarticular-fracture-of-metacarpal-head
#18
Jun-Ku Lee, Yong-Gil Jo, Ji-Woong Kim, Yun Seong Choi, Soo-Hong Han
Intraarticular fracture of the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint presents complex problems related to the sophisticated functional aspects of the hand. Injury to the metacarpal head may have a severe effect on hand function but few studies have investigated the management of this condition. In this study, we applied open reduction and internal fixation for the displaced fracture of the metacarpal head and report the clinical and radiographic outcomes of our experience. Thirteen patients (12 men, 1 woman; mean age 21 years) were included in this study, and medical records and radiographs were reviewed retrospectively...
February 13, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192092/peripheral-oculomotor-training-in-individuals-with-healthy-visual-systems-effects-of-training-and-training-transfer
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Dylan Rose, Peter Bex
Individuals with pathological or simulated central visual field loss can be trained to use a preferred retinal locus (PRL) as a substitute for their non-functioning fovea. The functional benefits of a stable PRL are well documented, but little is known about oculomotor adaptations during PRL acquisition or transfer of training to another location in response to real or simulated disease progression. In this study, eight normally-sighted observers were trained to use a pseudo-PRL (pPRL) at one of two locations by guiding an eccentrically placed, gaze-contingent ring over a fixation target...
February 25, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188548/a-prospective-observational-study-of-56-patients-treated-with-ring-fixator-after-a-complex-tibial-fracture
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Rasmus Elsoe, Søren Kold, Peter Larsen, Juozas Petruskevicius
The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the patient-reported outcomes for patients with complex tibial fractures treated with a ring fixator. The secondary aim was to analyse the variables affecting patient-reported outcomes and time to union. Fifty-six patients participated in the study. The mean age at the time of fracture was 56.5 years (range 30-86). All fractures united during the study period. The ring fixator was removed at an average of 25.3 weeks (range 9-53). During treatment, the function and QOL increased with time...
April 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
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