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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811353/the-omeract-rheumatoid-arthritis-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-scoring-system-updated-recommendations-by-the-omeract-mri-in-arthritis-working-group
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Mikkel Østergaard, Charles G Peterfy, Paul Bird, Frédérique Gandjbakhch, Daniel Glinatsi, Iris Eshed, Espen A Haavardsholm, Siri Lillegraven, Pernille Bøyesen, Bo Ejbjerg, Violaine Foltz, Paul Emery, Harry K Genant, Philip G Conaghan
OBJECTIVE: The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scoring system (RAMRIS), evaluating bone erosion, bone marrow edema/osteitis, and synovitis, was introduced in 2002, and is now the standard method of objectively quantifying inflammation and damage by MRI in RA trials. The objective of this paper was to identify subsequent advances and based on them, to provide updated recommendations for the RAMRIS. METHODS: MRI studies relevant for RAMRIS and technical and scientific advances were analyzed by the OMERACT MRI in Arthritis Working Group, which used these data to provide updated considerations on image acquisition, RAMRIS definitions, and scoring systems for the original and new RA pathologies...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811061/surgical-demographics-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-over-5-years-at-a-single-institution
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Dafang Zhang, Jamie E Collins, Brandon E Earp, Philip Blazar
PURPOSE: Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome are the 2 most common upper-limb compressive neuropathies. However, whether the characteristics of patient populations undergoing surgery for these conditions are similar is unclear in terms of demographics and concomitant pathologies. Our null hypothesis was that there are no identifiable differences between these patient populations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed by billing system query using Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for all patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (CTR) (CPT code 64721) and/or open cubital tunnel surgery (CPT code 64718) by 1 of 4 hand surgeons from August 2008 to July 2013...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774249/non-tuberculous-mycobacterium-or-fungus-induced-chronic-tenosynovitis-with-rice-body-of-the-hand
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Daiki Yamamoto, Kaoru Tada, Seigo Suganuma, Kazuo Ikeda, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: Chronic tenosynovitis of the wrist and hand is commonly seen by orthopedists, especially hand surgeons. However, cases with rice body formation are comparatively rare. Thus, we retrospectively reviewed the cases of chronic tenosynovitis in our department and evaluated the necessity of antibiotic therapy in the early post-surgical stage. METHODS: We analyzed the medical and surgical records of patients who had undergone surgery for chronic tenosynovitis with rice body formation in our department from 1997 to 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767173/prevalence-presentation-and-treatment-of-lower-limb-pathologies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Antoni Fellas, Fiona Hawke, Derek Santos, Andrea Coda
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease. It is the most common arthritis in children and adolescents. This paper reviews the presentation and treatment of lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis from an allied health perspective. Common lower limb pathologies include: synovitis causing swelling, tenderness and pain; persistent inflammation leading to flexion contractures; limb length discrepancies; muscle atrophy; enthesopathies such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; and tenosynovitis...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765477/triggering-of-the-abductor-pollicis-longus-in-association-with-dequervain-s-tenosynovitis
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Dustin Adam Greenhill, Joseph J Thoder, Hesham Abdelfattah
DeQuervain's tenosynovitis is a common cause of radial-sided wrist pain. Symptoms result from a narrow first dorsal compartment and associated tendinosis of the enclosed extensor pollicis brevis and/or abductor pollicis longus (APL). Surgical intervention, offered when conservative measures fail to adequately relieve symptoms, requires a detailed understanding of potentially aberrant anatomy in order to avoid persistence or recurrence of symptoms. We describe a case whereby the patient presented with complaints of thumb triggering in extension and associated disabling first dorsal compartment tendinosis...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764182/pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-of-thumb-a-cytological-diagnosis
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Kaneeka Bhatnagar, Akshdeep Singh Bawa, Vikram Narang, Pavneet Kaur
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS) is a unique benign proliferative process of unknown aetiology involving the synovial lined joints diffusely or focally. The entity remains a diagnostic challenge. This condition is attributed to an increased synovial proliferation causing villous or nodular changes of synovial lined joints leading to PVNS, Pigmented Villonodular Bursitis (PVNB) when arising from bursae or Pigmented Villonodular Tenosynovitis (PVNTS) originating from the tendon sheath. We present a case of a young female with nodular masses on right thumb with cytomorphological features on FNAC suggestive of PVNS which was finally confirmed by histopathology...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759525/ultrasound-and-pet-ct-correlation-in-shoulder-pathology-a-5-year-retrospective-analysis
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Christopher J Burke, William R Walter, Ronald S Adler, James S Babb, Joseph Sanger, Fabio Ponzo
PURPOSE: To correlate shoulder ultrasound and radiography with F-FDG PET-CT to establish FDG uptake and therefore range of metabolic activity, as defined by SUV analysis, in various symptomatic shoulder pathologies. METHODS: Retrospective database query was performed for shoulder ultrasound and PET-CT scans between January 2012 and January 2017. Patients who had both studies within 1 year were included. Age- and sex-matched control patients with PET-CT scans only were also included...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757343/flexor-tenosynovitis-of-wrist-including-rice-bodies
#8
Fatih Celikyay, Ruken Z Yuksekkaya, Bora Bostan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754292/freshwater-catfish-envenoming-in-a-tropical-country
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Sujeewa P B Thalgaspitiya, Buddhika T B Wijerathne, Nuwan P Siriwardhana
OBJECTIVE: Freshwater catfish are known to cause painful stings in humans. Stings usually cause mild envenomation and, in some instances, can lead to severe secondary bacterial infections. Sri Lanka is a tropical country where catfish stings are not rare. However, presenting signs and symptoms, complications, and management options are scarce in the literature. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted by reviewing patient records in the university surgical units and surgical clinic in the teaching hospital in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, during 2015...
July 25, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751110/chronic-arthritis-in-chikungunya-virus-infection
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Lourdes Mateo, Silvia Roure
INTRODUCTION: Chikungunya virus infection causes arthralgia and arthritis in the acute phase of the disease but, in more than half of the cases, musculoskeletal manifestations can be prolonged over time and, in some cases, become chronic. Although polyarthralgia is the most frequent chronic manifestation, forms with polyarthritis, tenosynovitis and enthesopathy are also common. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with persistent articular manifestations after infection with the Chikungunya virus...
July 24, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736620/peroneal-tendon-disorders
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REVIEW
Kinner Davda, Karan Malhotra, Paul O'Donnell, Dishan Singh, Nicholas Cullen
Pathological abnormality of the peroneal tendons is an under-appreciated source of lateral hindfoot pain and dysfunction that can be difficult to distinguish from lateral ankle ligament injuries.Enclosed within the lateral compartment of the leg, the peroneal tendons are the primary evertors of the foot and function as lateral ankle stabilisers.Pathology of the tendons falls into three broad categories: tendinitis and tenosynovitis, tendon subluxation and dislocation, and tendon splits and tears. These can be associated with ankle instability, hindfoot deformity and anomalous anatomy such as a low lying peroneus brevis or peroneus quartus...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735552/a-prospective-study-on-the-effect-of-sport-specialization-on-lower-extremity-injury-rates-in-high-school-athletes
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Timothy A McGuine, Eric G Post, Scott J Hetzel, M Alison Brooks, Stephanie Trigsted, David R Bell
BACKGROUND: Sport specialization is associated with an increased risk of musculoskeletal lower extremity injuries (LEIs) in adolescent athletes presenting in clinical settings. However, sport specialization and the incidence of LEIs have not been investigated prospectively in a large population of adolescent athletes. PURPOSE: To determine if sport specialization was associated with an increased risk of LEIs in high school athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727585/closed-continuous-irrigation-with-lidocaine-and-immediate-mobilization-for-treatment-of-pyogenic-tenosynovitis
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Rebecca Knackstedt, Joyce Tyler, Steven Bernard
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis treatment consists of either closed continuous irrigation with sterile saline or antibiotic solution, or open debridement and irrigation. These treatment approaches serve to resolve the infection, but are extremely painful and residual stiffness can be devastating to the patient. We describe herein our approach to managing pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis. To provide continuous irrigation, a butterfly catheter with needle removed is utilized with irrigation holes cut into the tubing...
July 19, 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725123/polymicrobial-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-of-the-index-finger-and-first-ray-resulting-from-autophagia
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Andrew P Harris, Joey Johnson, Augusta Kluk, Neill Y Li, Avi D Goodman, Edward Akelman
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) is a well known infectious condition of the hand, involving the inoculation of the flexor tendon sheath with microorganisms. Many cases have been reported, common causes including direct inoculation by a puncture wound and deep lacerations extending into the flexor tendon sheath. In this report, we present a case of a 50 year old female with PFT resulting from autophagia (consuming one's own body parts, in our case, fingers) successfully treated with irrigation and debridement, amputation of the index finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint and antibiotic therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720637/intersection-syndrome-the-subtle-squeak-of-an-overused-wrist
#15
Thomas M Skinner
Patient histories that include wrist pain can be pivotal in the distinction between intersection syndrome (IS) and the more common de Quervain's tenosynovitis (DQT). Presented here is a 26-year-old pregnant woman with a history of rowing who developed left radial/dorsal wrist pain and a rubbing/squeaking sensation. Nine months of conservative DQT therapy and a landmark-guided corticosteroid injection failed to relieve her symptoms. An in-clinic ultrasound showed tenosynovitis at the intersection of the first and second compartments, confirming a diagnosis of IS...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720000/differentiation-between-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-and-other-finger-infections
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Colin D Kennedy, Alexander S Lauder, Jonathan R Pribaz, Stephen A Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Hospital transfer decisions regarding pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) are made difficult by emergency department presentations similar to other finger infections, with pain, redness, and functional limitation. Our objectives were to: (1) determine diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of Kanavel signs; and (2) identify existing factors most predictive of PFT during initial presentation. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent surgical consultation for concern of PFT over a 5-year period were identified retrospectively...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708327/sonography-of-non-neoplastic-disorders-of-the-hand-and-wrist-tendons
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REVIEW
Salvatore Gitto, Anna Guja Draghi, Ferdinando Draghi
Tendon disorders commonly cause hand and wrist disability and curtail the performance of work-related duties or routine tasks. Imaging is often needed for diagnosis, but it requires knowledge of the complex anatomic structures of the tendons of the hand and wrist as well as familiarity with related disorders. This review article aims to provide medical professionals with guidelines for the sonographic assessment of the tendons of hand and wrist and related disorders. Sonographic features of tendon disorders affecting the hand and wrist are described here, specifically: infectious tenosynovitis; tendon rupture or tearing; stenosing forms of tenosynovitis such as De Quervain disease and trigger finger; intersection syndrome; insertional tendinopathy; several forms of tendinous instability such as extensor carpi ulnaris instability, climber finger, and boxer knuckle; and tendinopathy in inflammatory rheumatic diseases...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707132/comparison-of-lateral-and-skyline-fluoroscopic-views-for-detection-of-prominent-screws-in-distal-radius-fractures-plating-results-of-an-ultrasonographic-study
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Olivier Herisson, Caroline Delaroche, Sandrine Maillot-Roy, Alain Sautet, Levon Doursounian, Adeline Cambon-Binder
INTRODUCTION: Extensor tendon rupture is a recognized complication of volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures due to screws protruding past the dorsal cortex. The aim of this study was to compare the Skyline view with traditional lateral fluoroscopic views using ultrasonography as a reference standard in the postoperative assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A monocentric prospective study was conducted to identify screws penetrating the dorsal cortex after volar plating of distal radius fractures...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706847/endoscopic-synovectomy-of-peroneal-tendon-sheath
#19
Tun Hing Lui
Peroneal tenosynovitis usually responds to conservative therapy. Early diagnosis and management are imperative because improper or delayed diagnosis and treatment of peroneal tenosynovitis may lead to progression of the tenosynovitis to peroneal tendon rupture, ultimately limiting the benefit of nonoperative treatment. For refractory cases, endoscopic tenosynovectomy is indicated. The purpose of this Technical Note is to report a minimally invasive approach to perform a synovectomy of zones 1 and 2 of the peroneal tendon sheath...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702335/an-undiagnosed-pleural-effusion-with-surprising-consequences
#20
A G Casalini, F Cusmano, N Sverzellati, P A Mori, M Majori
We present the case of a 43-year-old Italian woman with a left undiagnosed pleural effusion, which in subsequent months presented a clinically unexpected evolution with the appearance at first of a right wrist tenosynovitis and subsequently a bilateral lung involvement caused by M. Tuberculosis. With this case report, we would like to underline the importance of making a correct diagnosis of any pleural effusion as soon as possible by at least a thoracocentesis. If untreated, tuberculosis may easily disseminate to other organs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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