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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101828/current-trends-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-syndesmotic-injury
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REVIEW
Matthew L Vopat, Bryan G Vopat, Bart Lubberts, Christopher W DiGiovanni
Ideal management of the various presentations of syndesmotic injury remains controversial to this day. High quality evidentiary science on this topic is rare, and numerous existing studies continue to contradict one another. The primary reasons for these discrepancies are that previous studies have failed to (1) properly distinguish between isolated (non-fractured) and non-isolated injuries, (2) accurately define stable from unstable injuries, and (3) sufficiently differentiate between acute and chronic injuries...
January 18, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074301/tightrope-fixation-of-syndesmotic-injuries-in-weber-c-ankle-fractures-a-multicentre-case-series
#2
Amarjit Anand, Ran Wei, Akash Patel, Vikas Vedi, Garth Allardice, Bobby Singh Anand
BACKGROUND: No general consensus has yet been established for the gold standard treatment of ankle syndesmotic complex injuries. Recent literature has documented the success of ankle tightrope fixation for heterogeneous ankle fracture patterns, resulting in syndesmotic complex injuries. We present a multicentre case series assessing the clinical, radiological and functional outcomes of patients with Weber C ankle fractures treated with the Arthrex TightRope(®) fixation system. METHOD: We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult patients with Weber C ankle fractures who were treated with the Arthrex TightRope(®) fixation system at four centres over a 3-year period...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056156/deep-infections-after-syndesmotic-fixation-with-a-suture-button-device
#3
Amanda J Fantry, Seth W O'Donnell, Chris T Born, Roman A Hayda
Suture button devices such as the TightRope (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) have been increasingly used for syndesmotic fixation of ankle fractures. Despite proposed advantages, prior studies have shown equivalent outcomes, with a theoretical decreased need for removal of hardware. Complications of suture button fixation of syndesmotic instability may be underreported and include lateral suture knot inflammation with or without granuloma formation, infection, aseptic osteolysis with widening of the tibial drill tunnels, heterotopic ossification, and osteomyelitis...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027658/is-incisura-fibularis-a-reliable-landmark-for-assessing-syndesmotic-stability
#4
Akilesh Anand Prakash
: Incisura fibularis (IF) is an important landmark in assessing syndesmotic stability radiologically postinjury. The purpose of this review was to explore the anatomy and morphometrics of this widely used anatomical landmark and to further the understanding of the same. A systematic review was conducted online using PubMed and Google Scholar, per PRISMA guidelines. Predefined eligibility criteria were applied, and the data thus compiled were analyzed. Wide variability in morphometrics and, thus, anatomy of IF were observed in the present review, which was influenced by gender...
December 1, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027655/removal-of-hardware-after-syndesmotic-screw-fixation
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Kempland C Walley, Kurt J Hofmann, Brian T Velasco, John Y Kwon
BACKGROUND: While trans-syndesmotic fixation with metal screws is considered the gold standard in treating syndesmotic injuries, controversy exists regarding the need and timing of postoperative screw removal. Formal recommendations have not been well established in the literature and clinical practice is highly variable in this regard. The purpose of this systematic review is to critically examine the most recent literature regarding syndesmotic screw removal in order to provide surgeons an evidence-based approach to management of these injuries...
December 1, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027384/an-anatomical-study-on-the-safe-placement-of-orthopedic-hardware-for-syndesmosis-fixation
#6
Franklin D Shuler, Daniel Woods, Zach Tankersley, Clint McDaniel, Jacob Hamm, Justin Jones, James Denvir, Brian Czarkowski
Articular cartilage and bony contact at the distal tibiofibular cartilage contact zone (TFCCZ) is variable. The appropriate placement of syndesmotic hardware would benefit from a more accurate characterization of the proximal extent of the TFCCZ allowing surgeons to place hardware that simultaneously improves biomechanical stability and decreases the risk of iatrogenic cartilage damage. In addition, Ilizarov wire fixation through the distal fibula and tibia can pass through the syndesmosis recess. Anatomically defining the proximal extent of this recess can help decrease the risk of inadvertent capsular penetration...
December 27, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005114/an-update-on-management-of-syndesmosis-injury-a-national-us-database-study
#7
James C Carr, Brian C Werner, Seth R Yarboro
We conducted a study to determine the incidence of syndesmotic injury and stabilization within various ankle fracture patterns along with the rate of syndesmotic implant removal. All data were obtained from a publicly available for-fee healthcare database, the PearlDiver Patient Records Database. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes were used to search the database for cases of fixation of lateral malleolus, bimalleolar, and trimalleolar fractures in addition to syndesmotic fixation and implant removal...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002322/the-effect-of-polydeoxyribonucleotide-prolotherapy-on-posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction-after-ankle-syndesmotic-surgery-a-case-report
#8
Tae-Ha Lim, Hyung Rae Cho, Keum Nae Kang, Chang Joon Rhyu, Sung Won Chon, Young Su Lim, Jee In Yoo, Jung-Won Kim, Young Uk Kim
RATIONALE: Ankle syndesmotic injuries occasionally require long-term therapy for recovery and can result in tendon injury. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is an acquired deformity that can cause flatfoot deformity. The current nonoperative management of PTTD includes nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), orthopedic devices. Although various treatment options have been attempted, optimal treatments for each stage of the condition are debated. Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) is effective in healing of chronic wounds associated with tissue damage by attracting tissue growth factors...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920331/3d-model-analysis-of-ankle-flexion-on-anatomic-reduction-of-a-syndesmotic-injury
#9
Jason M Schon, Jacob D Mikula, Jonathon D Backus, Melanie B Venderley, Grant J Dornan, Robert F LaPrade, Thomas O Clanton
BACKGROUND: The effect of ankle positioning during suture-button fixation for syndesmosis repair on range of motion (ROM) and anatomic reduction has yet to be investigated. The purpose of this cadaveric study was to compare the effects of 3 different ankle positions during suture-button repair on volumetric reduction of the syndesmosis, fibular displacement, and ROM of the ankle using 3-dimensional computed tomography (CT) analysis. The null hypothesis was that ankle position during fixation would not affect syndesmotic volume restoration, fibular displacement, or ROM...
December 5, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903794/accuracy-and-measurement-error-of-the-medial-clear-space-of-the-ankle
#10
Ogheneochuko Metitiri, Mohammad Ghorbanhoseini, David Zurakowski, Mary G Hochman, Ara Nazarian, John Y Kwon
BACKGROUND: Measurement of the medial clear space (MCS) is commonly used to assess deltoid ligament competency and mortise stability when managing ankle fractures. Lacking knowledge of the true anatomic width measured, previous studies have been unable to measure accuracy of measurement. The purpose of this study was to determine MCS measurement error and accuracy and any influencing factors. METHODS: Using 3 normal transtibial ankle cadaver specimens, deltoid and syndesmotic ligaments were transected and the mortise widened and affixed at a width of 6 mm (specimen 1) and 4 mm (specimen 2)...
November 29, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900268/management-of-syndesmotic-injuries-what-is-the-evidence
#11
REVIEW
Marc Schnetzke, Sven Y Vetter, Nils Beisemann, Benedict Swartman, Paul A Grützner, Jochen Franke
Ankle fractures are accompanied by a syndesmotic injury in about 10% of operatively treated ankle fractures. Usually, the total rupture of the syndesmotic ligaments with an external rotation force is associated with a Weber type B or C fracture or a Maisonneuve fracture. The clinical assessment should consist of a comprehensive history including mechanism of injury followed by a specific physical examination. Radiographs, and if in doubt magnetic resonance imaging, are needed to ascertain the syndesmotic injury...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890337/a-double-button-adjustable-loop-device-is-biomechanically-equivalent-to-tension-band-wire-in-the-fixation-of-transverse-patellar-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
#12
Fucai Han, Christopher Jon Pearce, David Q K Ng, Amit K Ramruttun, Desmond Y R Chong, Diarmuid Murphy, Chin Tat Lim, Bernard C S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Tension-band wire fixation of patellar fractures is associated with significant hardware-related complications and infection. Braided polyester suture fixation is an alternative option. However, these suture fixations have higher failure rates due to the difficulty in achieving rigid suture knot fixation. The Arthrex syndesmotic TightRope, which is a double-button adjustable loop fixation device utilizing a 4-point locking system using FibreWire, may not only offer stiff rigid fixation using a knotless system, but may also obviate the need for implant removal due to hardware related problems...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886685/posterior-malleolus-fractures
#13
REVIEW
Shay Tenenbaum, Nachshon Shazar, Nathan Bruck, Jason Bariteau
Posterior malleolus fractures vary in morphology. A computed tomography scan is imperative to evaluate fragment size, comminution, articular impaction, and syndesmotic disruption. Despite an increasing body of literature regarding posterior malleolus fractures, many questions remain unanswered. Although, historically, fragment size guided surgical fixation, it is becoming evident that fragment size should not solely dictate treatment. Surgical treatment should focus on restoring ankle joint structural integrity, which includes restoring articular congruity, correcting posterior talar translation, addressing articular impaction, removing osteochondral debris, and establishing syndesmotic stability...
January 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810152/syndesmosis-reduction-by-computer-assisted-orthopaedic-surgery-with-navigation-feasibility-and-accuracy-in-a-cadaveric-study
#14
Victor Dubois-Ferrière, Axel Gamulin, Ashwin Chowdhary, Jean Fasel, Richard Stern, Mathieu Assal
INTRODUCTION: Syndesmotic disruption may be difficult to reduce and fix, and malreduction is associated with inferior outcomes. Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) can provide accurate assessment of syndesmotic reduction. We hypothesized that three-dimensional (3-D) computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery (CAOS) with navigation of syndesmotic reduction could avoid malreduction. Our goal was to assess feasibility and accuracy of such a technic in a cadaveric study. METHOD: Eleven through-the-knee cadaveric specimens were used...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803225/should-syndesmotic-screws-be-removed-after-surgical-fixation-of-unstable-ankle-fractures-a-systematic-review
#15
S A Dingemans, S Rammelt, T O White, J C Goslings, T Schepers
AIMS: In approximately 20% of patients with ankle fractures, there is an concomitant injury to the syndesmosis which requires stabilisation, usually with one or more syndesmotic screws. The aim of this review is to evaluate whether removal of the syndesmotic screw is required in order for the patient to obtain optimal functional recovery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted in Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library for articles in which the syndesmotic screw was retained...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768629/fibular-fixation-in-distal-tibia-fractures-reduction-aid-or-nonunion-generator
#16
Daniel Torino, Samir Mehta
The role of fibular fixation in patients with distal tibia fractures is controversial. Although the stability of the fibula is critical in patients with syndesmotic instability or highly comminuted pilon fractures, fibular fixation in extraarticular distal tibia fractures or elementary intraarticular distal tibia fractures is more controversial. Biomechanical studies, as performed in sawbones or cadaveric models, denote advantages to fibular fixation with respect to specific uniplanar motion. However, the increased stability is susceptible to the fracture pattern of the tibia, fixation strategy for the tibia, fixation strategy for the fibula, and loading pattern of the entire construct...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738709/-lateral-instability-of-the-upper-ankle-joint
#17
N Harrasser, K Eichelberg, F Pohlig, H Waizy, A Toepfer, R von Eisenhart-Rothe
Because of their frequency, ankle sprains are of major clinical and economic importance. The simple sprain with uneventful healing has to be distinguished from the potentially complicated sprain which is at risk of transition to chronic ankle instability. Conservative treatment is indicated for the acute, simple ankle sprain without accompanying injuries and also in cases of chronic instability. If conservative treatment fails, good results can be achieved by anatomic ligament reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments...
October 13, 2016: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737281/foot-and-ankle-injuries-in-american-football
#18
Andrew R Hsu, Robert B Anderson
Physicians need to be aware of a variety of foot and ankle injuries that commonly occur in American football, including turf toe, Jones fractures, Lisfranc injuries, syndesmotic and deltoid disruption, and Achilles ruptures. These injuries are often complex and require early individual tailoring of treatment and rehabilitation protocols. Successful management and return to play requires early diagnosis, a thorough work-up, and prompt surgical intervention when warranted with meticulous attention to restoration of normal foot and ankle anatomy...
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733557/mri-quantification-of-the-impact-of-ankle-position-on-syndesmosis-anatomy
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Marie-Lyne Nault, Melissa Marien, Jonah Hébert-Davies, G Yves Laflamme, Vincent Pelsser, Dominique M Rouleau, Nayla Gosselin-Papadopoulos, Stéphane Leduc
BACKGROUND: Despite the common occurrence of syndesmotic injuries in ankle trauma, the distal tibiofibular relationship remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anatomical impact of ankle sagittal positioning on the tibiofibular relationship in intact ankles by using a validated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based measurement system. METHODS: In this radiologic study, 34 healthy volunteers underwent a series of ankle MRIs with the ankle stabilized in 3 positions: neutral position (NP), dorsiflexion (DF), and plantarflexion (PF)...
October 12, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733556/a-3-d-ct-analysis-of-screw-and-suture-button-fixation-of-the-syndesmosis
#20
Jason M Schon, Brady T Williams, Melanie B Venderley, Grant J Dornan, Jonathon D Backus, Travis Lee Turnbull, Robert F LaPrade, Thomas O Clanton
BACKGROUND: Historically, syndesmosis injuries have been repaired with screw fixation; however, some suggest that suture-button constructs may provide a more accurate anatomic and physiologic reduction. The purpose of this study was to compare changes in the volume of the syndesmotic space following screw or suture-button fixation using a preinjury and postoperative 3-D computed tomography (CT) model. The null hypothesis was that no difference would be observed among repair techniques...
October 12, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
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