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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428035/evaluation-of-the-external-fixator-truelok-hexapod-system-for-tibial-deformity-correction-in-children
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Sébastien Pesenti, Christopher A Iobst, Franck Launay
BACKGROUND: Tibial deformities are common in paediatric orthopaedic practice. Correcting multiplanar tibial deformities associated with lower limb length discrepancycan be challenging. Hexapod external fixation with gradual correction has been proven effective in this situation. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical and radiological outcomes of gradual tibial deformity correction using the external fixator TL-HEX(TM)(Orthofix) in children. HYPOTHESIS: TL-HEX™ is effective in correcting tibial deformities in children...
April 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405877/revision-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-to-biliopancreatic-long-limb-gastric-bypass-for-inadequate-weight-response-case-series-and-analysis
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Henry Buchwald, Danette M Oien
BACKGROUND: The long-limb Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LLRYGB) was introduced in 1987 as a salvage operation for inadequate weight loss after a standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: We report on 53 consecutive patients (44 females) with conversion of a failed RYGB to a LLRYGB performed by a single surgeon between 2002 and 2014. No patient had an ascertainable anatomic abnormality to explain his/her weight regain. LLRYGB revision consisted of a 75-cm to 100-cm alimentary Roux limb and a 75-cm to 100-cm common channel; after 2011, in suitable patients, the Roux limb was lengthened to greater than 250 cm...
April 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401027/beneficial-effects-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-in-adulthood
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T S Park, Caleb Edwards, Jenny L Liu, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
 Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has been used to treat children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) for over three decades. However, little is known about the outcomes of childhood SDR in adults.  Objectives: 1) To study the effects of childhood SDR on the quality of life and ambulatory function in adult life. 2) To determine late side effects of SDR in adults.   Methods: Adults (> 17.9 years) who underwent SDR in childhood (2 - 17.9 years) between 1987 and 2013 were surveyed in 2015. Patients completed a survey, including questions on demographic information, quality of life, health, surgical outcomes, motor function, manual ability, pain, braces/orthotics, post-SDR treatment, living situation, education level, work status, and side effects of SDR...
March 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400661/intraoperative-measurement-of-limb-lengthening-during-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Dimitrios Vasileiou Papadopoulos, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Georgios Charalambos Aggelidakis, Andreas Georgios Tsantes, Marios Georgios Lykissas, Alexandros Mavrodontidis
BACKGROUND: Limb length discrepancy (LLD) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common problem which cannot be completely resolved. Many techniques have been described in order to minimize postoperative LLD, but most of these techniques are difficult to apply. Ideal technique must be simple and accurate. The most simple technique using a suture tied on the skin has well-known limitations, but its accuracy has not been evaluated before. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty THAs in sixty patients (mean age 71 years, 1:1 male to female ratio) with hip osteoarthritis (37 cases in the right, and 23 cases in the left side) were studied in this prospective study...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385939/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-does-not-influence-bone-healing-by-distraction-osteogenesis-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-control-trial
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A H R W Simpson, G Keenan, S Nayagam, R M Atkins, D Marsh, N D Clement
AIMS: The aim of this double-blind prospective randomised controlled trial was to assess whether low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) accelerated or enhanced the rate of bone healing in adult patients undergoing distraction osteogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 62 adult patients undergoing limb lengthening or bone transport by distraction osteogenesis were randomised to treatment with either an active (n = 32) or a placebo (n = 30) ultrasound device...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383292/corticomotor-excitability-effects-of-peripheral-nerve-electrical-stimulation-to-the-paretic-arm-in-stroke
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Hao Liu, Stephanie S Y Au-Yeung
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the corticomotor excitability changes after peripheral nerve electrical stimulation (PNS) on the stroke-impaired arm. DESIGN: This randomized cross-over study included 32 subjects with chronic stroke. They received a 1-hr PNS or placebo PNS by random order to the ulnar and radial nerves of the paretic arm in separate sessions. The primary outcome was excitability of the corticospinal projections for the contralateral first dorsal interosseous hand muscle in terms of slope of the recruitment curve, peak motor-evoked potential amplitude, and duration of the cortical silent period, measured with transcranial magnetic stimulation on both cerebral hemispheres...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381356/blocking-screws-for-alignment-control-in-intramedullary-limb-lengthening
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Julian Fürmetz, Stefan Bösl, James Schilling, Florian Wolf, Nikolaus Degen, Peter H Thaller
Simultaneous deformity correction in the frontal and sagittal plane becomes more and more an important part of intramedullary lengthening to avoid further operative procedures. Such as in fracture treatment blocking screws can be used for alignment control if osteotomy is performed in the metaphyseal bone. 31 intramedullary lengthening procedures between 2009 and 2011 were retrospectively analysed for precision of simultaneous deformity correction. The average planned correction to the HKA was 2.4° (0.1°-8...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379937/treatment-of-post-traumatic-femoral-discrepancy-with-precice-magnetic-powered-intramedullary-lengthening-nails
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Ahmed I Hammouda, Julio J Jauregui, Martin G Gesheff, Shawn C Standard, Janet D Conway, John E Herzenberg
OBJECTIVE: Post traumatic limb length discrepancy (LLD) may present secondary to fracture shortening, malunion, or epiphyseal growth arrest. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of lengthening post-traumatic femoral segments utilizing a recently available magnetic intramedullary (IM) lengthening system. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: Urban Level II Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: This study was performed to review post-traumatic patients treated for femoral shortening at our institution between 2011 and 2015...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359320/novel-intramedullary-device-for-lengthening-transfemoral-residual-limbs
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Todd A Kuiken, Bennet A Butler, Tom Sharkey, Andre D Ivy, Daniel Li, Terrance D Peabody
BACKGROUND: Lower limb loss is a highly disabling medical condition that can severely impact a person's quality of life. Recovery becomes especially challenging if an amputee has a short residual limb, which can complicate proper prosthetic fitting, causing discomfort, difficulties in suspension, and reduced mobility. Current limb lengthening techniques such as the Ilizarov apparatus and external fixators are cumbersome, uncomfortable, and have high complication rates. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of a novel limb-lengthening device that uses intramedullary bone lengthening and requires only one percutaneous rod at the end of the limb during the distraction phase...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342821/correction-of-axial-deformity-during-lengthening-in-fibular-hypoplasia-hexapodal-versus-monorail-external-fixation
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Antoine Chalopin, Loïc Geffroy, Sébastien Pesenti, Antoine Hamel, Franck Launay
INTRODUCTION: Childhood fibular hypoplasia is a rare pathology which may or may not involve limb-length discrepancy and axial deformity in one or more dimensions. The objective of the present study was to compare the quality of the axial correction achieved in lengthening procedures by hexapodal versus monorail external fixators. The hypothesis was that the hexapodal fixator provides more precise correction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study included 52 children with fibular hypoplasia...
March 22, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297175/pelvic-breadth-and-locomotor-kinematics-in-human-evolution
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Laura Tobias Gruss, Richard Gruss, Daniel Schmitt
A broad pelvis is characteristic of most, if not all, pre-modern hominins. In at least some early australopithecines, most notably the female Australopithecus afarensis specimen known as "Lucy," it is very broad and coupled with very short lower limbs. In 1991, Rak suggested that Lucy's pelvic anatomy improved locomotor efficiency by increasing stride length through rotation of the wide pelvis in the axial plane. Compared to lengthening strides by increasing flexion and extension at the hips, this mechanism could avoid potentially costly excessive vertical oscillations of the body's center of mass (COM)...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261423/cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-involving-trochanteric-osteotomy-without-subtrochanteric-shortening-for-high-hip-dislocation
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Soong Joon Lee, Jeong Joon Yoo, Hee Joong Kim
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty with subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy is widely performed for high hip dislocation. However, suboptimal leg length discrepancy correction and nonunion of the osteotomy site remain concerns. Although total hip arthroplasty using trochanteric osteotomy without subtrochanteric osteotomy was introduced, cemented implants have been more commonly used than contemporary cementless implants in this procedure. We evaluated the long-term results of cementless total hip arthroplasty with trochanteric osteotomy without subtrochanteric osteotomy for high hip dislocation...
March 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251066/titanium-elastic-nailing-in-diaphyseal-femoral-fractures-of-children-below-six-years-of-age
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Fabrizio Donati, Giuseppe Mazzitelli, Marco Lillo, Amerigo Menghi, Carla Conti, Antonio Valassina, Emanuele Marzetti, Giulio Maccauro
AIM: To report the clinical and radiographic results of titanium elastic nail (TEN) in diaphyseal femoral fractures of children below age of six years. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 27 diaphyseal femoral fractures in children younger than six years treated with TEN between 2005 and 2015 was conducted. Patients were immobilized in a cast for 5 wk and the nails were removed from 6 to 12 wk after surgery. Twenty-four cases were clinically and radiographically re-evaluated using the Flynn's scoring criteria, focusing on: Limb length discrepancy, rotational deformity, angulation, hip and knee range of motion (ROM), functional status, complications, and parent's satisfaction...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244924/humerus-lengthening-with-the-precice-internal-lengthening-nail
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Anton M Kurtz, S Robert Rozbruch
BACKGROUND: Deformity and growth arrest of the humerus in children may result as sequelae of proximal humerus fractures and unicameral bone cysts, or as complications of their treatment. As approximately 80% of the growth of the humerus arises from the proximal physis, the resultant upper limb-length discrepancy can be substantial. Benefits to lengthening the shortened arm have been previously demonstrated with the use of external fixation devices. To our knowledge, no reports have been published on the use of intramedullary implants for this purpose...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220260/three-stage-treatment-protocol-for-recalcitrant-distal-femoral-nonunion
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Ching-Hou Ma, Yen-Chun Chiu, Yuan-Kun Tu, Cheng-Yo Yen, Chin-Hsien Wu
INTRODUCTION: In this study, we proposed a three-stage treatment protocol for recalcitrant distal femoral nonunion and aimed to analyze the clinical results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospective reviewed 12 consecutive patients with recalcitrant distal femoral nonunion undergoing our three-stage treatment protocol from January 2010 to December 2014 in our institute. The three-stage treatment protocol comprised debridement of the nonunion site, lengthening to eliminate leg length discrepancy, deformity correction, stabilization with a locked plate, filling of the defect with cement spacer for inducing membrane formation, and bone reconstruction using a cancellous bone autograft (Masquelet technique) or free vascularized fibular bone graft...
April 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194386/femur-lengthening-with-monoplanar-external-fixator-associated-with-locked-intramedullary-nail
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Henrique Paradella Alvachian Fernandes, Danilo Gabriel do Nascimento Silva Barronovo, Fabio Lucas Rodrigues, Marcos Hono
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to demonstrate that the lengthening technique of an external fixator associated with locked intramedullary nail is an efficient method that decreases the duration of the external fixation and improves the rehabilitation period. METHODS: From January of 2005 to May of 2014, 31 patients with mean lower limb discrepancy of 5.31 cm were treated. The etiologies of the deformity were femur fracture sequelae, infection, hip development dysplasia, polio, and congenital short femur...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184364/tibial-lengthening-using-a-fixator-assisted-lengthening-plate-a-new-technique
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Haci Bayram Tosun, Ismail Agir, Seyitali Gumustas, Sancar Serbest, Abuzer Uludag, Suat Celik
BACKGROUND: There are many techniques that are used for limb lengthening. Lengthening a limb over a plate is an alternative choice used in children or when using an intramedullary nail is difficult. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we presented a new technique for tibial lengthening using a monolateral external fixator over a lengthening plate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For tibial lengthening, a monolateral external fixator was attached to the composite bone model medially...
November 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148662/intra-articular-corrective-osteotomies-combined-with-the-ilizarov-technique-for-the-treatment-of-deformities-of-the-knee
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J Xu, Y Jia, Q Kang, Y Chai
AIMS: To present our experience of using a combination of intra-articular osteotomy and external fixation to treat different deformities of the knee. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of six patients with a mean age of 26.5 years (15 to 50) with an abnormal hemi-joint line convergence angle (HJLCA) and mechanical axis deviation (MAD) were included. Elevation of a tibial hemiplateau or femoral condylar advancement was performed and limb lengthening with correction of residual deformity using a circular or monolateral Ilizarov frame...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144605/limb-lengthening-using-the-precice-tm-nail-system-complications-and-results
#19
Ulrich Wiebking, Emmanouil Liodakis, Mohamed Kenawey, Christian Krettek
BACKGROUND: Three types of telescopic nails are mainly used for intramedullary limb lengthening nowadays. Despite some important advantages of this new technology (e.g. controlled distraction rate, not restricted availability, possibility to perform accordion maneuvers), few articles exist on clinical results and complications after lengthening with the PRECICE(TM) nail (Ellipse, USA). OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study was to describe and analyze the complications associated with lengthening with the PRECICE(TM) nail...
December 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117253/comparison-of-four-methods-for-percutaneous-achilles-tendon-lengthening-a-cadaveric-study
#20
Li Chen, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Jiazhang Huang, Chao Zhang, Chen Wang
Percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening can result in Achilles tendon rupture. This complication has been controversially linked to torsion effects in the Achilles tendon. Routine percutaneous triple-hemisection techniques (group A), rotary triple-hemisection (group B), distal double-hemisection (group C), and proximal double-hemisection (group D) were compared in cadaveric specimens to provide insights into the mechanism of uneven incision lengthening and inadvertent Achilles tendon rupture. The degree of Achilles tendon torsion on various planes was measured in 20 lower limb pairs from fresh cadavers...
March 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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