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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817163/provider-initiated-patient-satisfaction-reporting-yields-improved-physician-ratings-relative-to-online-rating-websites
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Benjamin F Ricciardi, Brad S Waddell, Scott R Nodzo, Jeffrey Lange, Allina A Nocon, Spencer Amundsen, T David Tarity, Alexander S McLawhorn
Recently, providers have begun to publicly report the results of patient satisfaction surveys from their practices. However, these outcomes have never been compared with the findings of commercial online physician rating websites. The goals of the current study were to (1) compare overall patient satisfaction ratings for orthopedic surgeons derived from provider-based third-party surveys with existing commercial physician rating websites and (2) determine the association between patient ratings and provider characteristics...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817162/determining-when-it-is-safe-to-remove-the-external-fixator-results-from-a-survey-of-the-limb-lengthening-and-reconstruction-society
#2
Christopher A Iobst, Waleed Mohammed, Ryan Colley
Thousands of external fixators are applied for distraction osteogenesis each year. Determining when it is safe to remove the fixator can be difficult. The purpose of this study was to survey an international group of external fixation surgeons to determine their current practice patterns surrounding external fixator removal. A 10-question, open-ended survey was emailed to members of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. Responses were recorded, and statistical analysis was performed. Pearson's chi-square test and likelihood ratio were used when indicated...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817157/extent-and-morbidity-of-lateralization-of-a-trochanteric-fixation-nail-blade
#3
Phillip A Sandifer, Robert M Hulick, Matthew L Graves, Clay A Spitler, George V Russell, Josie M Hydrick, LaRita C Jones, Patrick F Bergin
This study examined the incidence and risk factors associated with lateral helical blade migration and trochanteric pain with the trochanteric fixation nail. A retrospective review was performed of 141 cases of pertrochanteric femur fracture treated with a trochanteric fixation nail at a level I trauma center over a period of 42 months. Exclusion criteria included follow-up of less than 60 days, preexisting osteonecrosis of the femoral head, and prophylactic trochanteric fixation nail treatment. Patient demographics, operative findings, and radiographic findings were recorded...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812252/secondary-fracture-prevention-in-hip-fracture-patients-requires-cooperation-from-general-practitioners
#4
Jan Vaculík, Jan J Stepan, Pavel Dungl, Marek Majerníček, Alexander Čelko, Valér Džupa
Despite individual recommendations on osteoporosis management in patients after hip fracture surgery, addressed by orthopedic surgeons to Czech general practitioners, the patients remained undiagnosed and untreated because of provider-level barriers to post-fracture secondary prevention. PURPOSE: The goal of the study was to assess whether an individual recommendation on osteoporosis treatment addressed to a hip fracture patient's GP would lead to better osteoporosis management. METHODS: Two groups of patients who suffered hip fractures and were treated at the Orthopedic Department were evaluated...
May 18, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811813/osteonecrosis-in-the-both-femoral-heads-in-a-patient-with-neuro-behcet-s-disease
#5
Asuman Orhan Varoglu, Asude Aksoy
Neuro-Behçet's disease (NBD) is a rare clinical entity that frequently presents neuro-psychiatric symptoms, and mesodiencephalic and pontobulbar lesions. There is only one published report about osteonecrosis in NBD. We report a patient whose first presentation was neurological NBD with presenting bilateral femoral heads osteonecrosis. A 36-year-old male was hospitalized with gait disorder, diplopia and speech disorder. The past medical history of the patient was unremarkable. The MR image showed mesencephalic lesion with oedemaas a hyperintense area...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807445/the-accuracy-of-emergency-physician-performed-ultrasonography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-lateral-malleolar-fracture
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Pinar Ozturk, Ersin Aksay, Nese Colak Oray, Basak Bayram, Onur Basci, Duygu Tokgoz
OBJECTIVE: Many studies in the literature related to the investigation of the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations in lateral malleolar fractures is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations performed by emergency physicians in fractures who are presented to the emergency department with blunt lateral malleolar trauma. METHOD: Patients over 18years of age who were admitted to the ED with lateral malleolar tenderness were enrolled to this study with convenience sampling...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801582/percutaneous-placement-of-iliosacral-screws-under-the-guidance-of-axial-view-projection-of-the-s1-pedicle-a-case-series
#7
Yingchao Yin, Zhiyong Hou, Ruipeng Zhang, Lin Jin, Wei Chen, Yingze Zhang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous placement of iliosacral screws under the guidance of axial view projection of the S1 pedicle clinically. This case series includes 58 consecutive unstable pelvic injury patients, which were treated with iliosacral screws between July 2011 and July 2016. Patients were divided into two groups: normal sacrum (n = 31) and dysmorphic sacrum (n = 27). A single orthopedic surgeon operated on all patients, with percutaneous placement of iliosacral screws under the guidance of axial view projection of the S1 pedicle...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801032/physiotherapy-for-patients-with-shoulder-pain-in-primary-care-a-descriptive-study-of-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
#8
Y H J M Karel, G G M Scholten-Peeters, M Thoomes-de Graaf, E Duijn, J B van Broekhoven, B W Koes, A P Verhagen
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain is one of the three main musculoskeletal complaints and more than 50% of the patients have symptoms longer than 6 months. Until now, limited data exist about the content of physiotherapy for patients with shoulder pain in primary care. OBJECTIVE: Describe current physiotherapeutic diagnostic- and therapeutic management, including the use of diagnostic ultrasound, in patients with shoulder pain in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: A prospective cohort study in primary care physiotherapy with a 12 week follow-up...
November 28, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800572/do-demographic-factors-of-spine-surgeons-affect-the-rate-at-which-spinal-fusion-is-performed-on-patients
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Michael S Schallmo, Ralph W Cook, Joseph A Weiner, Danielle S Chun, Kathryn A Barth, Sameer K Singh, Alpesh A Patel, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate associations between spine surgeon demographics and the rate at which elective spine fusion is performed. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Rapidly increasing rates of elective spinal fusion in the United States have given rise to important questions about what factors may drive spine surgeon decision making. METHODS: Publicly available spine surgeon practice pattern data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were reviewed retrospectively...
August 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799133/tablets-for-image-review-and-communication-in-daily-routine-of-orthopedic-surgeons-an-evaluation-study
#10
Sven Y Vetter, Svenja Schüler, Matthes Hackbusch, Michael Müller, Benedict Swartman, Marc Schnetzke, Paul Alfred Grützner, Jochen Franke
Medical images are essential in modern traumatology and orthopedic surgery. Access to images is often cumbersome due to a limited number of workstations. Moreover, due to the tremendous increase of data, the time to review or to communicate images has also become limited. One approach to overcome these problems is to make use of modern mobile devices, like tablet computers, to facilitate image access and associated workflows. Ten orthopedic surgeons were equipped with an Apple iPad mini 2 and specialized viewing software for medical images...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796072/one-visualization-simulation-operation-system-for-distal-femoral-fracture
#11
Dan Wang, Ning Li, Ming Luo, Yao-Kun Chen
A computer-aided 3-dimensional (3D) visualization operation simulation system based on computer-aided design (CAD) Unigraphics NX and Mimics software was established to provide orthopedic surgeons with an actual and reliable system in treating of distal femoral fracture.According to the preoperative CT data, 3D reconstruction of the distal femoral fracture could be achieved by the Mimics software. Then, the CAD Unigraphics NX software was used to measure the model function of all the related surgical instruments, including less invasive stabilization system (LISS) and retrograde intramedullary nail fixation...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791848/closed-reduction-and-percutaneous-annulated-screw-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-comminuted-proximal-humeral-fractures
#12
Zhe Yu, Lianhe Zheng, Xiaodong Yan, Xiaoxiang Li, Jian Zhao, Bao'an Ma
BACKGROUND: Displaced proximal humeral fractures remain a challenge to orthopedic surgeons. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional and radiological outcomes of patients with comminuted proximal humeral fractures treated with closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation (CRPF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed 38 cases of displaced proximal humeral fractures (2-, 3- or 4-part fractures according to the Neer classification) that were treated using the CRPF technique from May 2009 to April 2013...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790468/management-of-the-infected-total-hip-arthroplasty
#13
D'jon Lopez, Isabel Leach, Elinor Moore, Alan R Norrish
In the United Kingdom approximately 80,000 total hip arthroplasties are undertaken on an average each year. The popularity and demand for this operation are continually increasing. Our understanding of arthroplasty surgery and its complications has evolved greatly, and as a result infection rates are undeniably at an all-time low. The increasing volume of operations being performed does, however, mean that we still continue to see an increased number of cases of infection. There is no doubt that periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) poses a complex clinical and diagnostic predicament to clinicians...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780878/-prof-dr-tibor-risk%C3%A3-orthopedic-surgeon-1923-2017
#14
János Vincze
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August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780224/does-multiple-sclerosis-affect-the-inpatient-perioperative-outcomes-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#15
Jared M Newman, Qais Naziri, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Thomas J Kryzak, Suparna M Navale, Carlos A Higuera, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of studies evaluating the short-term perioperative outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Therefore, this study evaluated (1) patient factors; and (2) patient outcomes in MS THA patients compared to non-MS THA patients. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2013 identified 5899 MS and 2,723,652 non-MS THA patients. Yearly trends, demographics, and comorbidities were compared, and then non-MS THA patients were matched (3:1) to MS THA patients by age, gender, race, comorbidity score, and surgery year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780222/posterolateral-vs-direct-anterior-approach-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-polada-trial-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-differences-in-serum-markers
#16
Kyrill Rykov, Inge H F Reininga, Maurits S Sietsma, Bas A S Knobben, Bas L E F Ten Have
BACKGROUND: The direct anterior approach (DAA) for total hip arthroplasty has claimed to be a true tissue-sparing minimally invasive approach that has less tissue damage and a faster recovery when compared to the posterolateral approach (PLA). The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to measure the differences in serum markers and functional outcomes between the DAA and PLA for total hip arthroplasty. METHODS: Forty-six patients were prospectively included and randomized for either the DAA (n = 23) or PLA (n = 23)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777214/recurrent-shoulder-instability-after-primary-bankart-repair
#17
Michael A Donohue, Timothy C Mauntel, Jonathan F Dickens
The glenohumeral joint is one of the most frequently dislocated joints and occurs with increasing frequency in collision and contact athletes, especially those in sports that repeatedly place the glenohumeral joint in a position of vulnerability. Nonoperative management of shoulder instability especially in young contact athletes results in unacceptably high recurrence rates; thus, early surgical stabilization has become commonplace. Surgical stabilization typically yields acceptable outcomes. However, recurrent anterior instability may occur following a previous stabilization procedure at rates of 7% to 12%...
September 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776633/risk-factors-for-hospital-admission-following-arthroscopic-bankart-repair
#18
Steven F DeFroda, Steven L Bokshan, Brett D Owens
Arthroscopic Bankart repair, a commonly performed procedure in the United States, is usually done on an outpatient basis. All instances of arthroscopic Bankart repair from 2005 to 2014 from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program prospective database were analyzed. Both univariate analysis and binary logistic regression were performed to determine risk factors for admission following surgery. Of 2291 patients undergoing arthroscopic Bankart repair, 173 (7.6%) required inpatient hospital admission following surgery...
August 3, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776630/metal-allergy-as-a-cause-of-implant-failure-in-shoulder-arthroplasty
#19
Jia-Wei Kevin Ko, Thema A Nicholson, C Edward Hoffler, Gerald Williams, Charles Getz
Metal allergy is an uncommon and poorly understood cause of failure of orthopedic implants. To the authors' knowledge, there have been no reports of the management of shoulder arthroplasty patients with metal allergy. The authors present their experience with the diagnosis and management of patients with metal allergy. Patients with metal allergy undergoing shoulder arthroplasty were identified through retrospective chart review from January 1, 2012, to January 31, 2015. Case characteristics collected included patient risk factors (age, sex, prior cutaneous reactions to metal), metal allergy factors (type of metal allergy, method of diagnosis), and surgery factors (implant type, primary/revision, type of shoulder arthroplasty)...
August 3, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770273/atypical-femur-fractures-a-survey-of-current-practices-in-orthopedic-surgery
#20
P S Schneider, M Wall, J P Brown, A M Cheung, E J Harvey, S N Morin
The results of a self-administered online survey demonstrate that orthopedic surgeons' management practices for AFF are variable. These data will inform the development of clinical practice guidelines. INTRODUCTION: We aimed to determine current AFF treatment practices of orthopedic surgeons to inform clinical practice guideline development. METHODS: A self-administered online survey was developed and sequentially posted on the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) website from July to August 2015 and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) website from December 2015 to January 2016...
August 2, 2017: Osteoporosis International
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