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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734536/evaluation-of-functional-outcome-after-nonsurgical-management-of-terrible-triad-injuries-of-the-elbow
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Farid Najd Mazhar, Davod Jafari, Alireza Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: Terrible triad (TT) is one of the severe injuries of the elbow that generally requires surgery. Nonsurgical treatment has recently been applied in selected cases of TT injury. Evaluation of the results of this treatment was the main aim of this study. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, 10 patients with a mean follow-up of 30.6 months were evaluated. The inclusion criteria included a congruent joint after closed reduction, no indication for surgery of the coronoid and radial head fractures, no block in supination and pronation up to 60°, no intra-articular fragments, and a free and stable joint with ulnohumeral extension up to a minimum of 45°...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734535/transcatheter-arterial-embolization-of-abnormal-vessels-as-a-treatment-for-lateral-epicondylitis-refractory-to-conservative-treatment-a-pilot-study-with-a-2-year-follow-up
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Wataru Iwamoto, Yuji Okuno, Noboru Matsumura, Takao Kaneko, Hiroyasu Ikegami
BACKGROUND: Abnormal vessels and accompanying nerves are possible sources of pain with lateral epicondylitis. The purpose of this study was to describe the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for lateral epicondylitis resistant to conservative treatment. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in 24 patients with lateral epicondylitis resistant to conservative treatments for more than 3 months, with a symptom duration longer than 6 months, and with moderate to severe pain who were treated with TAE between March 2013 and October 2014...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720043/open-arthroscopic-and-percutaneous-surgical-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis-a-systematic-review
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Matthew B Burn, Ronald J Mitchell, Shari R Liberman, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris, Patrick C McCulloch
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10% of patients with lateral epicondylitis go on to have surgical treatment; however, multiple surgical treatment options exist. The purpose of this study was to review the literature for the clinical outcomes of open, arthroscopic, and percutaneous treatment of lateral epicondylitis. The authors hypothesized that the clinical outcome of all 3 analyzed surgical treatments would be equivalent. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Google Scholar in July 2016 to compare the functional outcome, pain, grip strength, patient satisfaction, and return to work at 1-year follow-up for open, arthroscopic, and percutaneous treatment of lateral epicondylitis...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713811/reducing-the-impact-of-shoulder-abduction-loading-on-the-classification-of-hand-opening-and-grasping-in-individuals-with-poststroke-flexion-synergy
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Yiyun Lan, Jun Yao, Julius P A Dewald
Application of neural machine interface in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke is regarded as a great challenge, especially for classification of the hand opening and grasping during a functional upper extremity movement such as reach-to-grasp. The overall accuracy of classifying hand movements, while actively lifting the paretic arm, is subject to a significant reduction compared to the accuracy when the arm is fully supported. Such a reduction is believed to be due to the expression of flexion synergy, which couples shoulder abduction (SABD) with elbow/wrist and finger flexion, and is common in up to 60% of the stroke population...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710547/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-kerlan-jobe-orthopaedic-clinic-shoulder-and-elbow-score
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Giovanni Merolla, Katia Corona, Gustavo Zanoli, Simone Cerciello, Stefano Giannotti, Giuseppe Porcellini
BACKGROUND: The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (KJOC) Shoulder and Elbow score is a reliable and sensitive tool to measure the performance of overhead athletes. The purpose of this study was to carry out a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the KJOC questionnaire in Italian and to assess its reliability, validity, and responsiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety professional athletes with a painful shoulder were included in this study and were assigned to the "injury group" (n = 32) or the "overuse group" (n = 58); 65 were managed conservatively and 25 were treated by arthroscopic surgery...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709794/performance-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-upper-extremity-ue-versus-physical-function-pf-computer-adaptive-tests-cats-in-upper-extremity-clinics
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Casey M Beleckas, Alex Padovano, Jason Guattery, Aaron M Chamberlain, Jay D Keener, Ryan P Calfee
PURPOSE: To examine the performance of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Upper Extremity (UE) Function Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) relative to the PROMIS Physical Function (PF) CAT in patients seeking specialty care for upper extremity conditions. METHODS: This observational trial analyzed prospectively collected PROMIS UE and PF CAT scores from 5,202 adult patients with 10,344 outpatient clinic visits presenting to a tertiary orthopedic clinic...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705042/musculoskeletal-injuries-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopists-a-systematic-review
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Diana E Yung, Tommaso Banfi, Gastone Ciuti, Alberto Arezzo, Paolo Dario, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal(GI) endoscopy forms a significant proportion of clinicians' workloads. However, little attention is given to the ergonomic aspects of endoscopy. This systematic review of musculoskeletal pain and/or injuries in GI endoscopists aims to better understand the types of occupational injuries resulting from endoscopic procedures and associated risk factors. Areas covered: Systematic literature search conducted for articles evaluating prevalence, risk factors and mechanism of musculoskeletal pain and/or injuries related to GI endoscopy...
July 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701534/compensating-for-intersegmental-dynamics-across-the-shoulder-elbow-and-wrist-joints-during-feedforward-and-feedback-control
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Rodrigo S Maeda, Tyler Cluff, Paul L Gribble, J Andrew Pruszynski
Moving the arm is complicated by mechanical interactions that arise between limb segments. Such intersegmental dynamics cause torques applied at one joint to produce movement at multiple joints. Here, we investigated whether the nervous system accounts for intersegmental limb dynamics across the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints during self-initiated planar reaching and when countering external mechanical perturbations. Our first experiment tested whether the timing and amplitude of shoulder muscle activity accounts for interaction torques produced during single-joint elbow movements from different elbow initial orientations and over a range of movement speeds...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689823/performance-and-return-to-sport-in-elite-baseball-players-and-recreational-athletes-following-repair-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-and-teres-major
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Brandon J Erickson, Peter N Chalmers, Brian R Waterman, Justin W Griffin, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: Tears of the latissimus dorsi (LD) and teres major (TM) are rare but disabling injuries in the overhead athlete. METHODS: All patients who underwent an LD and/or TM repair between January 1, 2010, and June 6, 2016, with more than 12 months' follow-up were included. Demographic information and postoperative range of motion were recorded. Patients were contacted via phone and answered questions to provide the following: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (KJOC) shoulder and elbow outcome score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder score, and visual analog scale (VAS) score...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685893/alterations-in-white-matter-microstructure-are-associated-with-goal-directed-upper-limb-movement-segmentation-in-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Niklas Lenfeldt, Anna-Maria Johansson, Erik Domellöf, Katrine Riklund, Louise Rönnqvist
Altered white matter microstructure is commonly found in children born preterm (PT), especially those born at an extremely low gestational age (GA). These children also commonly show disturbed motor function. This study explores the relation between white matter alterations and upper-limb movement segmentation in 41 children born PT (19 girls), and 41 children born at term (18 girls) at 8 years. The PT group was subdivided into extremely PT (E-PT; GA = 25-27 weeks, N = 10), very PT (V-PT; GA = 28-32 weeks, N = 13), and moderately PT (M-PT; GA = 33-35 weeks, N = 18)...
July 7, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676727/-effects-on-the-elbow-of-radial-head-resection-following-isolated-radial-head-fracture-in-young-patients
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C Á González Roldán, Á M Hidalgo Ovejero, J Ruiz Ruiz, P Mateo Sebastian
ackground. Radial head resection has been a widely used procedure in cases of non-reconstructable radial head fracture. Some authors propose the use of radial head arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of radial head resection for isolated fracture, without instability at the time of the fracture, and its radiological and functional repercussions at the elbow level. METHODS: We reviewed 44 clinical records with acute resection of the radial head following isolated radial head fracture, with absence of associated injuries, younger than forty, with a minimum follow-up of 15 years...
July 4, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671953/clinical-assessment-and-three-dimensional-movement-analysis-an-integrated-approach-for-upper-limb-evaluation-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy
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Lisa Mailleux, Ellen Jaspers, Els Ortibus, Cristina Simon-Martinez, Kaat Desloovere, Guy Molenaers, Katrijn Klingels, Hilde Feys
INTRODUCTION: The clinical application of upper limb (UL) three-dimensional movement analysis (3DMA) in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (uCP) remains challenging, despite its benefits compared to conventional clinical scales. Moreover, knowledge on UL movement pathology and how this relates to clinical parameters remains scarce. Therefore, we investigated UL kinematics across different manual ability classification system (MACS) levels and explored the relation between clinical and kinematic parameters in children with uCP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669598/how-satisfied-are-patients-with-arthroscopic-bankart-repair-a-2-year-follow-up-on-quality-of-life-outcome
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Tim Saier, Johannes E Plath, Sabrina Waibel, Philipp Minzlaff, Matthias J Feucht, Peter Herschbach, Andreas B Imhoff, Sepp Braun
PURPOSE: To report general life and health satisfaction after arthroscopic Bankart repair in patients with post-traumatic recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability and to investigate postoperative time lost to return to work at 2-year follow-up. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2013 patients treated with arthroscopic Bankart repair in the beach chair position for acute shoulder instability were included in this study. Questions on Life Satisfaction Modules (FLZ(M)) and the Short Form 12 (SF-12) were used as quality-of-life outcome scales...
June 29, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669300/contralateral-c-7-transfer-is-direct-repair-really-superior-to-grafting
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Anil Bhatia, Piyush Doshi, Ashok Koul, Vitrag Shah, Justin M Brown, Mahmoud Salama
It is not uncommon for a severe traumatic brachial plexus injury to involve all 5 roots, resulting in a flail upper limb. In such cases, surgical reconstruction is often palliative, providing only rudimentary function. Nerve transfers are the mainstay of reconstructive strategies due to the predominance of root avulsions. Consistent results are obtained only for restoration of shoulder stability and elbow flexion, whereas restoring useful hand function remains a challenge. The transfer of the contralateral C-7 (cC-7) is commonly used in an attempt to restore basic hand function, but results are notoriously unreliable and inconsistent...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663405/prospective-randomised-trial-of-non-operative-versus-operative-management-of-olecranon-fractures-in-the-elderly
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A D Duckworth, N D Clement, J E McEachan, T O White, C M Court-Brown, M M McQueen
AIMS: The aim of this prospective randomised controlled trial was to compare non-operative and operative management for acute isolated displaced fractures of the olecranon in patients aged ≥ 75 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomised to either non-operative management or operative management with either tension-band wiring or fixation with a plate. They were reviewed at six weeks, three and six months and one year after the injury. The primary outcome measure was the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score at one year...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659855/upper-extremity-motor-impairments-and-microstructural-changes-in-bulbospinal-pathways-in-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke
#16
Meriel Owen, Carson Ingo, Julius P A Dewald
Following hemiparetic stroke, precise, individuated control of single joints is often replaced by highly stereotyped patterns of multi-joint movement, or abnormal limb synergies, which can negatively impact functional use of the paretic arm. One hypothesis for the expression of these synergies is an increased dependence on bulbospinal pathways such as the rubrospinal (RubST) tract and especially the reticulospinal (RetST) tracts, which co-activate multiple muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657920/functional-outcome-of-displaced-intercondylar-fractures-of-the-humerus-in-children-and-adolescents
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Lorenza Marengo, Antonio Andreacchio, Flavia Alberghina, Alain Dimeglio, Federico Canavese
The main aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical, functional, and radiographic outcome of displaced intercondylar fractures of the humerus in children and adolescents, and evaluate upper-extremity function with the short version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand outcome questionnaire (Quick DASH), the hypothesis being that intercondylar fractures have poorer functional outcome than do other upper-limb fractures. The mean age at the time of injury was 11.9±2.5 years (range: 7...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644933/survey-of-hand-and-upper-extremity-injuries-among-rock-climbers
#18
Clayton E Nelson, Ghazi M Rayan, Dustin I Judd, Kai Ding, Julie A Stoner
BACKGROUND: Rock climbing first evolved as a sport in the late 18th century. With its growing popularity, the number of rock climbing-related injuries has potential to increase, spurring a rise in the number of articles associated with it. Despite the available literature, there remains a paucity of information about upper extremity injuries sustained by rock climbers, and no studies to date have focused on gender-specific injuries. METHODS: A 24-question online survey was distributed to rock climbers about upper extremity injuries sustained during rock climbing...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632594/outcome-of-early-and-late-diagnosed-essex-lopresti-injury
#19
Marc Schnetzke, Felix Porschke, Karin Hoppe, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Paul-Alfred Gruetzner, Thorsten Guehring
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the outcomes in a large series of Essex-Lopresti injuries (ELIs) and to compare patients with early and late diagnoses. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with an ELI (average age and standard deviation [SD], 46 ± 10 years) who were followed for a minimum of 2 years were included in the study. Patients were grouped according to whether the ELI had been diagnosed early (on the day of the injury) or late (>4 weeks after the radial head injury)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619447/similar-movements-are-associated-with-drastically-different-muscle-contraction-velocities
#20
Daniel A Hagen, Francisco J Valero-Cuevas
We investigated how kinematic redundancy interacts with the neurophysiological control mechanisms required for smooth and accurate, rapid limb movements. Biomechanically speaking, tendon excursions are over-determined because the rotation of few joints determines the lengths and velocities of many muscles. But how different are the muscle velocity profiles induced by various, equally valid hand trajectories? We used an 18-muscle sagittal-plane arm model to calculate 100,000 feasible shoulder, elbow, and wrist joint rotations that produced valid basketball free throws with different hand trajectories, but identical initial and final hand positions and velocities...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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