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functional outcome tibial plateau

Aakash Chauhan, Alan Slipak, Mark C Miller, Daniel T Altman, Gregory T Altman
INTRODUCTION: The use of a postoperative brace may be beneficial after open reduction and internal fixation of tibial plateau fractures. However, bracing has potential drawbacks related to cost, fitting, wound complications, and compliance. We hypothesized that no difference will be found between patients with and without bracing after open reduction and internal fixation of tibial plateau fractures. METHODS: In this prospective, comparative trial, patients were randomized to 6 weeks of bracing or no bracing after open reduction and internal fixation of tibial plateau fractures...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Wendy I Baltzer, Sarah Smith-Ostrin, Jennifer J Warnock, Craig G Ruaux
OBJECTIVE To assess clinical effects of an omega-3 fatty acid and protein-enriched diet, physical rehabilitation, or both in dogs following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and arthroscopic surgery for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease. DESIGN Randomized, prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS 48 dogs with unilateral CCL disease. PROCEDURES Dogs were randomly assigned to receive a dry omega-3 fatty acid and protein-enriched dog food formulated to support joint health (test food [TF]), a dry food formulated for maintenance of adult dogs (control food [CF]), TF plus rehabilitation (TF-R), or CF plus rehabilitation (CF-R)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
D G Mostafa, M I Qavi, M M Bari, M Arifuzzaman, M Kamruzzaman, M K Saha
High-energy tibial plateau fractures associated with severe soft tissue injury are difficult to manage. The risk of wound complications following open reduction and internal fixation is notably high owing to extensive soft tissue dissection. Alternatively, application of Ilizarov ring fixator minimizes soft tissue dissection and provides adequate fracture stabilization to allow early range of motion and correction of any mal-alignment. With this technique, soft tissue complications particularly surgical site infections are expected to be significantly reduced...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Hong-Lue Tan, Peng-Yi Dai, Wei-Feng Liu, Yan-Hao Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy of double-plate fixation for the treatment of old tibial plateau fractures with Schatzker type IV through anterior midline and posteromedial approaches. METHODS: From July 2013 to July 2015, 15 patients with old tibial plateau fractures were treated with internal fixation using locking reconstructive plate for the posteromedial fragment and anatomical locking plate for anteromedial fragment through antero midline and posteromedial approaches...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Alexander E Weber, Philip H Locker, Erik N Mayer, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Annemarie K Tilton, Brandon J Erickson, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
Background: Microfracture is a single-stage arthroscopic procedure used to treat small- and medium-sized cartilage defects, the clinical results of which have been mixed to date. Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate prospectively collected patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after microfracture as well as to determine patient-related and defect-related factors associated with clinical outcomes and which factors predict the need for additional surgery. Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Yong Nie, Jun Ma, ZeYu Huang, Bin Xu, Shuo Tang, Bin Shen, Virginia Byers Kraus, FuXing Pei
To investigate the change in clinical outcomes and biomechanical properties of the knee in response to upper partial fibulectomy. Sixteen patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (KOA) underwent upper partial fibulectomy. Visual analog scale (VAS) pain, the hospital for special surgery knee score (HSS), hip-knee-ankle (HKA) angle (measured in the frontal plane), and flexion/extension range of motion of the knee were assessed before and up to 6 months after surgery. Patients were evaluated for gait parameters and overall peak knee adduction moment (KAM)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
David Kugelman, Abdullah Qatu, Jack Haglin, Sanjit Konda, Kenneth Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role self-reported treatment for a psychiatric diagnoses may play in long-term functional outcomes following operatively managed tibial plateau fractures. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PATIENTS: Over an 11 year period, patients were screened and identified on presentation to the emergency department or in the clinical office for inclusion in an IRB approved registry...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Okan Ozkunt, Kerim Sariyilmaz, Halil Can Gemalmaz, Fatih Dikici
BACKGROUND: It is a randomized study to compare cement penetration on x-rays after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among 3 different ways to use tourniquets; application during the surgery, application only with implantation prosthesis and with no tourniquet use. METHODS: A total 69 knees of 59 patients were included in the study in a quasirandom manner. Each patient had physical exams and standard radiographic evaluations at 6 weeks after the TKA procedure. Outcome evaluations included visual analog scale (VAS) scores, Knee Society Scores (KSS), blood transfusion, and drainage status after surgery for all groups...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
David N Kugelman, Abdullah M Qatu, Jack M Haglin, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
Background: Tibial plateau fractures can be devastating traumatic injuries to the knee, particularly in active athletes. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to report on the return to participation in recreational athletics after operatively managed tibial plateau fractures. In addition, this study assessed factors associated with the ability to return to participation in recreational athletics after tibial plateau fractures treated with open reduction internal fixation and compared final outcomes between patients who were able to return to recreational athletics and those who could not...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Dominique Saragaglia, Adrien Bevand, Ramsay Refaie, Brice Rubens-Duval, Régis Pailhé
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present the results of the KAPS® uni knee arthroplasty system, both mobile and fixed bearing with reference to function, alignment and complications in 103 implants with a mean follow-up of nine years. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 103 unicompartimental knee arthroplasties in 89 patients operated on between March 2005 and March 2010. The population was composed of 50 males and 39 females, with a mean age of 70...
December 17, 2017: International Orthopaedics
Florian Baumann, Johannes Weber, Daniel Mahr, Martin Bäumlein, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Karolina Müller, Paavo Rillmann, Michael Nerlich, Markus Loibl
BACKGROUND: Evaluating patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in early osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is difficult. Established measurement tools are focused on one of the two major patient groups in knee surgery: young, highly active patients, or older patients with advanced degenerative OA of the knee. Joint awareness in everyday life is a crucial criterion in measuring PRO. The purpose of this study was to validate a German version of the "Forgotten Joint Score" (FJS) in patients after surgical treatment of tibial plateau fractures...
December 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Markus Parkkinen, Jan Lindahl, Tatu J Mäkinen, Seppo K Koskinen, Antti Mustonen, Rami Madanat
PURPOSE: To determine factors influencing the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA) following medial tibial plateau fractures and to evaluate concomitant injuries associated with these fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chart review of patients with operatively treated medial tibial plateau fractures admitted to our Level I trauma centre from 2002 to 2008 was performed. Of 63 patients, 41 participated in a clinical and radiographic examination. The mean age was 47 years (range 16-78) and the mean follow-up time was 7...
February 2018: Injury
Vincenzo Giordano, Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral, Hilton A Koch, Rodrigo Pires E Albuquerque, Felipe Serrão de Souza, José Félix Dos Santos Neto
BACKGROUND: The universal accepted strategy for treating high-energy tibial plateau fractures remains a topic of ongoing debate. The challenge for the practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon is to provide anatomical articular fracture reduction, with successfully managing the complex soft-tissue injury that is commonly present at patient admission. The primary aim of the actual study was to evaluate the results of a staged protocol for the treatment of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures...
October 2017: Injury
Esmat Elabjer, Ivan Benčić, Tomislav Ćuti, Tomislav Cerovečki, Stjepan Ćurić, Dinko Vidović
INTRODUCTION: Tibial plateau fractures are articular injuries that may influence final functional outcome of the knee. Although these fractures comprise only 1% of all fractures, the fracture pattern is usually complex and requires anatomical reduction and absolutely stable fixation to achieve satisfactory results. The development of knee osteoarthritis is a common late complication and it can be strongly influenced by additional, underestimated cartilage defects, and meniscal and ligament tears...
November 2017: Injury
Lauren E Wessel, Alexander B Christ, David Helfet, David S Wellman
Nerve traction injuries are common clinical entities that can be confused with nerve palsies secondary to alternate etiologies. Common mechanisms of nerve injury include direct laceration, crush injury, compression injury, elevated compartment pressures, or traction injury. Traction injuries commonly occur after trauma or aberrant patient positioning; however, traction injury following external fixation for lower extremity injury is rare. This case report describes a 42-year-old man who initially sustained a Schatzker VI tibial plateau fracture that required revision of external fixation for pin-site infection as soft tissues recovered from the initial trauma...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
Bryan M Saltzman, Maximilian A Meyer, Timothy S Leroux, Matthew E Gilelis, Margot Debot, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
PURPOSE: To compare a series of patients who underwent meniscus allograft transplantation (MAT) with full-thickness chondral defects (FTD) with those with no chondral defect (ND) with regard to the following: change in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from baseline to 2-year follow-up and baseline to the final follow-up (including comparisons to minimal clinically important differences), complications and complication rates, reoperations and reoperation rates/timing, and failures and time to failure (revision MAT or conversion to total knee arthroplasty)...
November 2, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Stephen J Warner, Matthew R Garner, Patrick C Schottel, Peter D Fabricant, Ryan R Thacher, Michael L Loftus, David L Helfet, Dean G Lorich
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if ligamentous and meniscal injuries as determined by initial magnetic resonance imaging altered clinical outcomes following the fixation of tibial plateau fractures. DESIGN: Comparative cohort study. SETTING: Academic level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-two patients from a prospective database of operatively treated tibial plateau fractures met the inclusion criteria, which consisted of injury radiographs, preoperative knee MRI, and a minimum of twelve months of clinical outcomes...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Amerigo Menghi, Giuseppe Mazzitelli, Emanuele Marzetti, Francesco Barberio, Emanuela D'Angelo, Giulio Maccauro
INTRODUCTION: Complex tibial plateau fractures are characterized by compression and sinking of one or both the articular surfaces. In this study, we evaluated clinical and radiological outcomes in patients with 41.C1,41.C2,41.C3 fractures according to AO classification. We also provide a specific therapeutic algorithm for each type of fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 43 patients who underwent surgical treatment for complex tibial plateau fractures and were followed for a minimum of 12 months...
October 2017: Injury
Lisa Hohloch, Suchung Kim, Julian Mehl, Jörn Zwingmann, Matthias J Feucht, Helge Eberbach, Philipp Niemeyer, Norbert Südkamp, Gerrit Bode
PURPOSE: High tibial osteotomy (HTO) has gained more importance in the treatment of cartilage damage or osteoarthritis of the medial compartment with concurrent varus deformity. Concerning the extent of axis correction, various different views exist. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the size of axis correction on functional outcome in patients undergoing a valgus HTO. METHODS: From 2005 to 2013, 156 patients with an underlying varus deformity and cartilage damages or unicompartimental osteoarthritis of the medial compartment were treated by HTO...
October 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Jonathan A Godin, Mark E Cinque, Jonas Pogorzelski, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Multiligament knee injuries cause significant functional impairment. Adults undergoing anatomic reconstruction of multiligament knee injuries have excellent outcomes postoperatively. However, less is known about the outcomes in adolescent patients following multiligament reconstruction. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to assess patient outcomes and failure rates following unstaged multiligament reconstruction in an adolescent population at a minimum 2-year follow-up...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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