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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719990/radiographic-and-clinical-assessment-of-intramedullary-nail-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-unstable-metacarpal-fractures
#1
Ather Mirza, Justin Mirza, Chris Healy, Vishaaq Mathew, Brian Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the article was to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes in a case series of unstable metacarpal fractures treated with flexible intramedullary nail (IMN) fixation. METHODS: A total of 55 patients with unstable metacarpal fractures between 2003 and 2010 were treated with IMN fixation and followed for a minimum of 1 year. The outcomes were assessed via a radiological study of longitudinal and angular collapse, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) score, total active range of motion (ROM) of the wrist, and grip strength testing...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719557/functional-gain-and-pain-relief-after-total-joint-replacement-according-to-obesity-status
#2
Wenjun Li, David C Ayers, Courtland G Lewis, Thomas R Bowen, Jeroan J Allison, Patricia D Franklin
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been associated with lower function and more pain before and after total hip or knee replacement (THR or TKR). We examined the changes between preoperative and postoperative function and pain in a large representative U.S. cohort to determine if there was a relationship to obesity status. METHODS: Preoperative and 6-month postoperative data on function (Short Form-36 Physical Component Summary [PCS] score), joint pain (Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score), and body mass index (BMI) were collected from a national sample of 2,040 patients who had undergone THR and 2,964 who had undergone TKR from May 2011 to March 2013...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715928/lack-of-evidence-the-anti-stepwise-introduction-of-metal-on-metal-hip-replacements
#3
Aleksi Reito, Lari Lehtovirta, Olli Lainiala, Keijo Mäkelä, Antti Eskelinen
Background and purpose - Orthopedics and especially joint replacement surgery have had more than their fair share of unsuccessful innovations that have violated widely endorsed principles for the introduction of new surgical innovations. We aimed to investigate (1) the trends in the use of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR), the ASR hip resurfacing (ASR HRA) and the ASR XL total hip replacement (ASR XL THR) system with very different market approval processes and (2) whether their use was corroborated by clinical trials published in the peer-reviewed literature...
July 18, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715055/risk-of-surgical-site-infections-following-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-results-of-the-ischia-gisio-study
#4
A Agodi, F Auxilia, M Barchitta, M L Cristina, D D'Alessandro, I Mura, M Nobile, C Pasquarella, Gisio Gisio-SItI
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is one of the major complications following insertion of hip or knee prosthesis. The aim of the present study was to describe rates of SSIs and associated risk factors during hip and knee prosthesis procedures in Italian hospitals. METHODS: Italian hospitals were invited to join the ISChIA (Surgical Site Infections in Arthroplasty Surgery) project and participated in the study on a voluntary basis. SSI surveillance was performed according to the Hospitals in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance (HELICS) -SSI protocol...
September 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713102/-contemporary-use-of-radiosynoviorthesis-in-chronic-polyarthrtitis
#5
Robert Zwolak, Maria Majdan
Radiosynoviorthesis is used for local treatment of recurrent joint effusions, leads to necrosis of inflamed synovium due to beta radiation energy served after intraarticular radionuclide administration. The aim of the therapy is destruction and fibrosis of abnormal, hypertrophic synovial membrane and then full recovery of its normal function after local corticosteroids and systemic modifying drugs failure. Radiosynoviorthesis is effective in different type of peripheral arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory spondyloarthtropaties, gout, chondrocalcinosis, pigmented villo-nodular synovitis, recurrent knee effusion after total joint replacement, idiopathic knee joint effusion, osteoarthritis and secondary prevention of intraarticular bleeding in haemophilia...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711272/the-infection-of-mycoplasma-hominis-after-total-knee-replacement-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Hong-Jiu Qiu, Wei-Ping Lu, Min Li, Zi-Ming Wang, Quan-Yin Du, Ai-Min Wang, Yan Xiong
The Mycoplasma hominis infection is a rare postoperative complication after joint replacement. Based on our knowledge, there were only two cases reported by Korea all over the world currently. A case of postoperative Mycoplasma hominis infection after total knee replacement in our hospital was reported in this article. It was confirmed through mass spectrometer and Mycoplasma cultivation and treated by the first stage debridement, polyethylene insert replacement, and then drainage and irrigation combined with sensitive antibiotics after the operation...
June 22, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711157/ma%C3%A3-a-trapeziometacarpal-joint-arthroplasty-clinical%C3%A2-and-radiological-outcomes-of-80-patients-with%C3%A2-more-than-6-years-of-follow-up
#7
Adriano Toffoli, Jacques Teissier
PURPOSE: Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) total joint replacement is increasingly being performed in Europe. MAÏA TMC total joint arthroplasty is a modular uncemented ball-and-socket hydroxyapatite-coated implant. This study assessed the midterm clinical and radiological results of the MAÏA TMC prosthesis. METHODS: This single-center retrospective study involved 80 patients who underwent 96 MAÏA TMC prosthesis implantations from February 2006 to April 2009, and who had a minimum of 5 years' follow-up...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709659/in-vivo-hip-joint-loads-and-pedal-forces-during-ergometer-cycling
#8
P Damm, J Dymke, A Bender, G Duda, G Bergmann
The rising prevalence of osteoarthritis and an increase in total hip replacements calls for attention to potential therapeutic activities. Cycling is considered as a low impact exercise for the hip joint and hence recommended. However, there are limited data about hip joint loading to support this claim. The aim of this study was to measure synchronously the in vivo hip joint loads and pedal forces during cycling. The in vivo hip joint loads were measured in 5 patients with instrumented hip implants. Data were collected at several combinations of power and cadence, at two saddle heights...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707831/-prevention-of-perioperative-infections-in-orthopaedic-surgery-role-of-general-practitioner
#9
Olivier Borens, Éric Thein, Christophe Tissot, Anne-Sophie Brunel
Total joint replacement comes with a high success rate and has been shown to have a very positive impact on our patients suffering from arthritis. Against all efforts about 2 % of our patients will suffer an implant related infection. As the treatment of infected arthroplasties is difficult and expensive the knowledge of risk factors is becoming more and more important for the treatment team in order to improve our preventive measures. Prevention must be performed pre-, intra- and postoperatively. Preoperative optimization of blood sugar levels, nutritional status and correction of general anaemia for example are paramount and the general practitioner as well as the surgeon should be aware of these and other modifiable risk factors in order to operate on the patient in the best possible conditions...
December 14, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705605/age-of-menarche-is-associated-with-knee-joint-replacement-due-to-primary-osteoarthritis-the-hunt-study-and-the-norwegian-arthroplasty-register
#10
Alf Inge Hellevik, Lars Nordsletten, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Anne Marie Fenstad, Ove Furnes, Kjersti Storheim, John Anker Zwart, Gunnar Flugsrud, Arnulf Langhammer
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether parity, age at menarche, menopausal status, age at menopause, use of oral contraceptives or use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were associated with total knee replacement (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) due to primary osteoarthritis. METHOD: In a prospective cohort study of 30 289 women from the second and third surveys of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, data were linked to the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register in order to identify TKR or THR due to primary osteoarthritis...
July 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705547/closed-incision-negative-pressure-therapy-effects-on-postoperative-infection-and-surgical-site-complication-after-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
#11
Roberta E Redfern, Claire Cameron-Ruetz, Simone K O'Drobinak, John T Chen, Karl J Beer
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether negative pressure wound therapy, used prophylactically in clean surgical incisions, reduces surgical site infection, hematoma, and seroma after total joint replacement. METHODS: A single center, open-label study with a prospective cohort of patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty treated with closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) of clean surgical wounds was conducted...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702381/importance-of-preclinical-evaluation-of-wear-in-hip-implant-designs-using-simulator-machines
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REVIEW
Rafael Mello Trommer, Márcia Marie Maru
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of the damaged joint of the hip by an artificial device. Despite the recognized clinical success of hip implants, wear of the articulating surfaces remains as one of the critical issues influencing performance. Common material combinations used in hip designs comprise metal-on-polymer (MoP), ceramic-on-polymer (CoP), metal-on-metal (MoM), and ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC). However, when the design of the hip implant is concerned besides the materials used, several parameters can influence its wear performance...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698316/description-of-the-rates-trends-and-surgical-burden-associated-with-revision-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-following-primary-and-revision-knee-replacements-in-england-and-wales-an-analysis-of-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-wales-northern-ireland-and
#13
Erik Lenguerrand, Michael R Whitehouse, Andrew D Beswick, Andrew D Toms, Martyn L Porter, Ashley W Blom
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence rates of revision surgery for the treatment of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) for patients undergoing knee replacement, their time trends, the cumulative incidence function of revision for PJI and estimate the burden of PJI at health service level. DESIGN: We analysed revision knee replacements performed due to a diagnosis of PJI and the linked index procedures recorded in the National Joint Registry from 2003 to 2014 for England and Wales...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697400/an-adaptive-finite-element-simulation-of-fretting-wear-damage-at-the-head-neck-taper-junction-of-total-hip-replacement-the-role-of-taper-angle-mismatch
#14
Khosro Fallahnezhad, Reza H Oskouei, Hojjat Badnava, Mark Taylor
An adaptive finite element simulation was developed to predict fretting wear in a head-neck taper junction of hip joint implant through a two dimensional (2D) model and based on the Archard wear equation. This model represents the most critical section of the head-neck junction which was identified from a 3D model of the junction subjected to one cycle of level gait loading. The 2D model was then used to investigate the effect of angular mismatch between the head and neck components on the material loss and fretting wear process over 4 million gait cycles of walking...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695187/infection-burden-in-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties-an-international-registry-based-perspective
#15
Bryan D Springer, September Cahue, Caryn D Etkin, David G Lewallen, Brian J McGrory
BACKGROUND: Infection remains a leading cause of failure of hip and knee replacements. Infection burden is the ratio of implants revised for infection to the total number of arthroplasties in a specific period, measuring the steady state of infection in a registry. We hypothesized infection burden would be similar among arthroplasty registries. METHODS: We evaluated publicly reported data from 6 arthroplasty registries (Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry [AOANJRR], New Zealand Joint Registry, Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register, National Joint Registry of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man, and the American Joint Replacement Registry) for revisions performed with an infection diagnosis over the last 6 years...
June 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689828/influence-of-humeral-head-material-on-wear-performance-in-anatomic-shoulder-joint-arthroplasty
#16
Ulrike Mueller, Steffen Braun, Stefan Schroeder, Mark Schroeder, Robert Sonntag, Sebastian Jaeger, Jan Philippe Kretzer
BACKGROUND: The number of total shoulder arthroplasties has increased in the past years, with encouraging results. However, the survival of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (aTSA) is lower compared with that of knee and hip replacements. Wear-associated problems like loosening are well-known causes of long-term failure of aTSA. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the wear behavior of ceramic-polyethylene bearings compared with the standard metal-polyethylene bearings...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683496/-prosthetic-joint-infection-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-results-of-an-online-questionnaire-about-current-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-in-107-german-hospitals
#17
Elia Raoul Langenmair, Lukas Konstantinidis, Norbert P Südkamp, Peter Helwig
Background Prosthetic hip joint infection is a common severe complication with a high socio-economic impact. The inconsistency of the available data and the absence of binding guidelines lead to a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The aim of this study is to present the current diagnostic and therapeutic approach to treating infections after total hip arthroplasties in German hospitals, link it with current evidence, and evaluate the willingness of these hospitals to participate in prospective multicentre trials...
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683214/new-therapeutic-targets-for-osteoarthritis-pain
#18
David A Walsh, Joanne Stocks
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, causes pain and disability, as well as emotional distress. While total joint replacement is one of the most effective treatments available for improving the quality of life in people with severe OA, it is not suitable for all patients and all joints. Current pharmacological analgesics have limited efficacy, and their use is often restricted by adverse events. Medications that might reduce pain by slowing or preventing structural disease remain elusive...
July 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678126/the-effect-on-long-term-survivorship-of-surgeon-preference-for-posterior-stabilized-or-minimally-stabilized-total-knee-replacement-an-analysis-of-63-416-prostheses-from-the-australian-orthopaedic-association-national-joint-replacement-registry
#19
Christopher J Vertullo, Peter L Lewis, Michelle Lorimer, Stephen E Graves
BACKGROUND: Controversy still exists as to the optimum management of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in total knee arthroplasty. Surgeons can choose to kinematically substitute the PCL with a posterior-stabilized total knee replacement or alternatively to utilize a cruciate-retaining, also known as minimally stabilized, total knee replacement. Proponents of posterior-stabilized total knee replacement propose that the reported lower survivorship in registries when directly compared with minimally stabilized total knee replacement is due to confounders such as selection bias because of the preferential usage of posterior-stabilized total knee replacement in more complex or severe cases...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669568/modeling-the-potential-economic-impact-of-the-medicare-comprehensive-care-for-joint-replacement-episode-based-payment-model
#20
Omar Z Maniya, Richard C Mather, David E Attarian, Bipin Mistry, Aneesh Chopra, Matt Strickland, Kevin A Schulman
BACKGROUND: The Medicare program has initiated Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), a bundled payment mandate for lower extremity joint replacements. We sought to determine the degree to which hospitals will invest in care redesign in response to CJR, and to project its economic impacts. METHODS: We defined 4 potential hospital management strategies to address CJR: no action, light care management, heavy care management, and heavy care management with contracting...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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