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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530767/diagnostic-evaluation-of-upper-extremity-masses-and-tumors
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Andrew R Tyser, Patrick A Holt, R Lor Randall
The appropriate evaluation of hand and upper extremity masses is an important aspect of the care of orthopedic patients. Although most of these masses are benign, the orthopedic surgeon must have a high index of suspicion when assessing them because early diagnosis and treatment of aggressive or malignant masses may have a great effect on patient outcomes. This article provides an overview of benign and malignant osseous and soft tissue masses that orthopedic surgeons may encounter and a detailed algorithm for evaluating these masses...
May 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529148/postural-preference-and-musculoskeletal-complaints-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons
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Corey A Taylor, Robert A Strauss, Alvin M Best
PURPOSE: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons traditionally have musculoskeletal pain. The aim of this study was to determine the postural preferences of oral and maxillofacial surgeons and their effect on musculoskeletal pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a cross-sectional study. The association of demographic characteristics with postural preferences and use of loupes was explored. Then, the relation of demographic characteristics, postural preferences, and use of loupes to painful musculoskeletal complaints was analyzed...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525311/telerehabilitation-of-patients-with-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities
#3
Andriy I Tsvyakh, Andriy J Hospodarskyy
INTRODUCTION: Timely access to orthopedic rehabilitation is an important problem for the Ukrainian healthcare system. The international orthopedic community aims to achieve the best possible outcome for patient care by modifying rehabilitation methods and using telemedicine technology. The theme of this article is to discuss the integration of telemedicine technology in the rehabilitation of patients with injuries of the lower extremities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients were recruited over a 2-year period...
May 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514128/-treatment-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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Uriel Giwnewer, Guy Rubin, Hagay Orbach, Nimrod Rozen
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world and its incidence is rising. In Western populations it is one of the most frequent causes of pain, loss of function and disability in adults. The estimated lifetime risk for knee osteoarthritis is approximately 40% in men and 47% in women. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is complex due to a lack of specific physical and/or laboratorial findings. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has recommended using the following criteria for the diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis: chronic knee pain (lasting for more than 6 weeks) and at least three of the following: • Age over 50 years old...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505161/effect-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-of-spinal-manual-therapy-for-acute-low-back-pain-in-routine-care-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Jochen Walker, Ulf Kai Mertens, Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot
Spinal manual therapy (SMT) is a popular treatment option for low back pain (LBP). The aim of our analysis was to evaluate the effects of manual therapy delivered by general practitioners and ambulatory orthopedic surgeons in routine care on follow up consultations, sick leave, health service utilization and costs for acute LBP compared to matched patients not receiving manual therapy. This is a propensity score matched cohort study based on health claims data. We identified a total of 113.652 adult patients with acute LBP and no coded red flags of whom 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503349/medial-malleolar-fractures-an-anatomic-survey-determining-the-ideal-screw-length
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P J Labronici, R E Pires, M V Franco, R Freitas, G C Araújo, R S Pires E Albuquerque, V S Gameiro, K Jeray
BACKGROUND: Medial malleolar fractures are frequent, and their treatment is familiar to the orthopedic surgeon. Lag screw fixation using partially threaded screws remains the standard treatment method for medial malleolar fractures. However, the literature lacks a defined method for selecting lag screw length, relying more so on the empiric choice of the surgeon. AIM: The aim of this study is to help define the ideal lag screw length for medial melleolar fracture fixation...
September 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501960/a-modified-minimally-invasive-technique-for-intra-articular-displaced-calcaneal-fractures-fixed-by-transverse-and-axial-screws
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K C Kapil Mani, Parimal Acharya, R C Dirgha Raj, Bandhu Ram Pangeni, Arun Sigdel, Suman Babu Marahatta
The management of displaced, intra-articular calcaneal fracture represents a surgical challenge to even an experienced orthopedic surgeon. Plate osteosynthesis using an extended lateral approach is complicated by soft tissue problems, while those treated by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning cannot address all the intra-articular fragments sufficiently. The objective of our study is to evaluate restoration of subtalar joint and long-term functional outcomes in intra-articular displaced calcaneal fractures treated with transverse subcondral screws through a small incision on lateral aspect of calcaneus and percutaneously placed axial screws through the calcaneal tuberosity...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498071/assessment-of-malpractice-claims-due-to-spinal-epidural-abscess
#8
J Mason DePasse, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
OBJECTIVE Spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) can be difficult to diagnose and may result in neurological compromise or even death. Delays in diagnosis or treatment may worsen the prognosis. While SEA presents a high risk for litigation, little is known about the medicolegal ramifications of this condition. An enhanced understanding of potential legal implications is important for practicing spine surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, and internists. METHODS The VerdictSearch database, a large legal-claims database, was queried for "epidural abscess"-related legal cases...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497102/use-of-hardware-battery-drill-in-orthopedic-surgery
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Bhava R J Satish, Masood Shahdi, Duddupudi Ramarao, Atmakuri V Ranganadham, Sundaresan Kalamegam
Among the power drills (Electrical/Pneumatic/Battery) used in Orthopedic surgery, battery drill has got several advantages. Surgeons in low resource settings could not routinely use Orthopedic battery drills (OBD) due to the prohibitive cost of good drills or poor quality of other drills. "Hardware" or Engineering battery drill (HBD) is a viable alternative to OBD. HBD is easy to procure, rugged in nature, easy to maintain, durable, easily serviceable and 70 to 75 times cheaper than the standard high end OBD...
March 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491453/surgical-management-of-medial-humeral-epicondylitis-cubital-synovial-osteochondromatosis-and-humeroradial-subluxation-in-a-cat
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Karen L Perry
CASE SUMMARY: A 13-year-old domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of pain and difficulty ambulating. Orthopedic examination and CT facilitated a diagnosis of bilateral elbow synovial osteochondromatosis with medial humeral epicondylitis and concurrent osteoarthritis. Right humeroradial subluxation was evident on CT images, but no instability was evident preoperatively. Surgical treatment was elected, including external neurolysis of the ulnar nerve, removal of the areas of mineralization within the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle and medial arthrotomy to remove intra-articular mineralized bodies...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489471/effect-of-the-2011-revisions-to-the-field-triage-guidelines-on-under-and-over-triage-rates-for-pediatric-trauma-patients
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E Brooke Lerner, Jeremy T Cushman, Amy L Drendel, Mohamed Badawy, Manish N Shah, Clare E Guse, Arthur Cooper
BACKGROUND: In 2011, revised Field Triage Guidelines were released jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). It is unknown how the modifications will affect the number of injured children identified by EMS providers as needing transport to a trauma center. OBJECTIVE: To determine the change in under- and over-triage rates when the 2011 Field Triage Guidelines are compared to the 2006 and 1999 versions...
May 10, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486279/payor-reform-opportunities-for-spine-surgery-part-i-background-and-stimulus-for-bundled-payments
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Jason Scalise, David Jacofsky
Spine surgery, and orthopedic surgery overall, is being increasingly scrutinized by payors due to large projected increases in utilization. The unsustainability of the fee-for-service payment system has lead payors to investigate novel value and risk-based contracting strategies on an episode of care basis and on a population health basis. These forays into progressive models for spine surgery have been supported by the successes demonstrated by advanced payor reform programs from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in other areas of musculoskeletal medicine...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481165/methods-of-practice-listening-to-the-story
#13
Elizabeth Smythe, Steven G White
This paper views the experience of "hip pain" through the lenses of multiple stakeholders: the patient experiencing such pain, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists. Using an interpretative hermeneutic view, the method by which each encountered and dealt with living with, diagnosing, and managing hip pain is revealed. Stories of seven participants were obtained through personal interviews. These stories provided accounts and the perspectives of the various participants. A gap in the health service emerged, with the expectations of the patients not being met by the healthcare providers...
May 8, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479469/vascular-injury-due-to-humerus-fracture-in-pediatric-age-when-the-treatment-is-mandatory
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Simone Salvati, Alberto Maria Settembrini, Daniele Bissacco, Raffaello Dallatana, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Cornelio Crippa, Pietro Romano, Piergiorgio Settembrini
BACKGROUND: Pink pulseless hand syndrome is a rare condition of vascular injury due to distal humerus fracture. It is characterized by radial and ulnar pulselessness in a complex of good hand perfusion which can remain pink and warm. The management and treatment of this condition is still very debated. METHODS: We report four cases of arm traumas which occurred in pediatric patients. In all cases, after the fixation of the fracture by the orthopedic surgeon, the clinical evaluation and duplex ultrasound demonstrated the so called "pink pulseless hand syndrome"...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470462/-connecting-adapter-for-coupling-exoprostheses-to-endoshafts-demands-on-orthopedic-technicians-with-respect-to-planning-and-application
#15
H Grundei, A Timmermann
INTRODUCTION: Transcutaneous, bone anchored prostheses have proved to be an alternative for amputees. In addition to the safe osseointegration of the implant, the correct prosthetic alignment is also important. Therefore, the interaction between prosthesis components and the prosthesis wearer is significant and the role of the certified prosthetist should not be underestimated. AIM: The aim of treatment is the best possible compensation of disability after limb loss with increase of physical abilities and comfort of the prosthesis wearer by means of bone anchored prosthesis...
May 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460883/effectiveness-of-tissue-engineered-based-platelet-gel-embedded-chitosan-scaffold-on-experimentally-induced-critical-sized-segmental-bone-defect-model-in-rat
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Ahmad Oryan, Soodeh Alidadi, Amin Bigham-Sadegh, Ali Moshiri
BACKGROUND: Healing and regeneration of large bone defects are a challenging problem for reconstructive orthopedic surgeons. PURPOSE: This study investigated the effectiveness of chitosan scaffold (CS), platelet gel (PG) and their combination (CS-PG) on healing process of an experimentally induced critical sized segmental bone defect model in rat. METHODS: Fifty bilateral defects were created in the mid diaphysis of the radial bones of 25 Sprague-Dawley rats...
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460717/the-validity-and-reliability-of-a-pocket-sized-ultrasound-to-diagnose-distal-radius-fracture-and-assess-quality-of-closed-reduction
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Brian C Lau, Aaron Robertson, Daria Motamedi, Nicolas Lee
PURPOSE: Handheld ultrasound technology is increasingly used in health care. Its use for fracture care has not been adequately evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate handheld, pocket-sized ultrasound in the diagnosis and assessment of reductions in distal radius fractures. METHODS: A total of 23 patients with distal radius fractures (average age, 53 years; 13 women) and 20 control patients (average age, 53 years; 10 women) were prospectively enrolled...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459895/management-of-bow-legs-in-children-a-primary-care-protocol
#18
Samuel Dettling, Dennis S Weiner
Objective: To reduce unnecessary orthopedic referrals by developing a protocol for managing physiologic bow legs in the primary care environment through the use of a noninvasive technique that simultaneously tracks normal varus progression and screens for potential pathologic bowing requiring an orthopedic referral. Methods: Retrospective study of 155 patients with physiologic genu varum and 10 with infantile Blount`s disease. We used fingerbreadth measurements to document progression or resolution of bow legs...
May 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459754/rehabilitation-after-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
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Terrence G McGee, Andrew J Cosgarea, Kevin McLaughlin, Miho Tanaka, Ken Johnson
Patellar instability resulting from subluxation or dislocation is a painful and commonly recurring condition. Retinacular restraints control patellar tracking, limiting the movement of the patella in the trochlear groove. The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is considered the main soft tissue stabilizer against lateral displacement. Few studies of patellar instability discuss rehabilitation after MPFL reconstruction. In this review, we discuss the phases of rehabilitation after MPFL reconstruction, typical interventions by rehabilitation specialists, and patient-specific guidelines for return to prior level of function...
June 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459748/diagnosis-and-characterization-of-patellofemoral-instability-review-of-available-imaging-modalities
#20
Arya Haj-Mirzaian, Gaurav K Thawait, Miho J Tanaka, Shadpour Demehri
Patellofemoral instability (PI) is defined as single or multiple episodes of patellar dislocation. Imaging modalities are useful for characterization of patellar malalignment, maltracking, underlying morphologic abnormalities, and stabilizing soft-tissue injuries. Using these findings, orthopedic surgeons can decide when to operate, determine the best operation, and measure degree of correction postoperatively in PI patients. Also, these methods assist with PI diagnosis in some suspicious cases. Magnetic resonance imaging is the preferred method especially in the setting of acute dislocations...
June 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
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