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Saud M Alfayez, Khalid Allimmia, Ahmad Alshammri, Firas Serro, Rakan Almogbel, Abdullah Bin Dous, Raed Almannie, Jesús Palencia
INTRODUCTION: Urological injuries in pelvic fractures are noticed in 6-15% of the cases. The bladder, due to its anatomical position, is prone to rupture in pelvic fractures. The majority of urinary bladder injuries are either extraperitoneal or intraperitoneal. Nonetheless, both types can occur simultaneously in 6% of the cases. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: A 45-year-old male was brought to our emergency department after being struck by an automobile. In the absence of signs of urethral injury, a Foley's catheter was inserted revealing gross hematuria...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Joan S Ko, Angela D Gupta, Heather N Di Carlo, Kathy Lue, John P Gearhart
Bladder exstrophy and cloacal exstrophy are rare congenital defects of the genitourinary tract that require complex surgical reconstruction. Malrotation of the bony pelvis causes a characteristic diastasis of the pubic symphysis, which is surgically reduced at the time of initial bladder closure. For a successful primary closure without tension such that the bladder can be placed deep within the pelvis, pelvic osteotomy is often used. However, alternative techniques have been utilized to bring the pubic rami into apposition...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Urology
Mounir Beldjerd, Marie Belle, Claire Baradat, Magali Pradié, Claire Villepinte, Sylvie Hidalgo, Emilie Catella, Baptiste Gentilhomme, Thierry Cornier, David Gasq, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Philippe Marque, Xavier de Boissezon
OBJECTIVE: The shoulder is painful in 70% of post-stroke patients. Sling and shoulder orthosis are important for medical care. However, series slings have not proved efficiency to improve upper limb function. We realize (with OCTO31 company) a custom-made shoulder orthosis prototype (EO31) to set the upper limb in a posture with an elbow flexion, a forearm supination and, by the way, a finger extension. The objective is to facilitate the upper limb function and to decrease shoulder pain...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
V H Eisenberg, L Sela, Y Masharawi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paul J Switaj, Daniel Fuchs, Mohammed Alshouli, Avinash G Patwardhan, Leonard I Voronov, Muturi Muriuki, Robert M Havey, Anish R Kadakia
BACKGROUND: A lateral approach with open reduction and internal fixation with a plate is a very effective technique for the majority of distal fibular fractures. However, this open approach for ankle fixation may be complicated by wound dehiscence and infection, especially in high-risk patients. An alternative to plating is an intramedullary implant, which allows maintenance of length, alignment, and rotation and which allows for decreased soft tissue dissection. While there has been clinical data suggesting favorable short-term outcomes with these implants, there is no current biomechanical literature investigating this technology in this particular fracture pattern...
2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Christian Michelitsch, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen-Kim, Thorsten Jentzsch, Hans-Peter Simmen, Clément M L Werner
INTRODUCTION: Typical stabilisation of pelvic open book injuries consists of plate fixation of the symphysis. No previous literature has been published about the evaluation of screw placement and their trajectory with four oblique 4.5 mm screws using a four-hole plate in symphysis diastasis. The aim of this study was to define insertion points and angles of trajectory for crossed screw placement regardless of any plate design based on an analysis of three-dimensional computed tomography data sets...
September 14, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Douglas E Lucas, B Collier Watson, G Alex Simpson, Gregory C Berlet, Christopher F Hyer
: Ankle fractures are a common injury treated by orthopaedic surgeons. The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis can be injured during these fractures as well as in isolation. They pose a significant challenge with regard to the diagnosis of instability as well as evaluating reduction after fixation. Multiple studies have demonstrated that traditional radiographic analysis fails to accurately identify syndesmotic diastasis, instability, or malreduction. Ankle arthroscopy has been proposed as an alternative way to evaluate the syndesmosis...
September 9, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
S Steinmetz, B Puliero, D Brinkert, N Meyer, P Adam, F Bonnomet, M Ehlinger
INTRODUCTION: Tibiofemoral syndesmosis injuries are common but have not been extensively researched. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes after temporary screw fixation with ligament repair of these injuries. The secondary objective was to look for factors that could impact these outcomes. We hypothesised that this double fixation (screw+suture) would lead to good outcomes with minimal secondary opening of the syndesmosis upon screw removal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 285 patients with a tibiofemoral syndesmosis injury (01/2004-12/2011) who were treated by temporary tricortical or quadricortical screw fixation and ligament repair...
September 1, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Jenny Kurz, Diane Borello-France
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Postpartum women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI) are often managed by physical therapists specializing in women's health. Movement system impairments often co-exist in this patient population. The purpose of this case study was to describe the physical therapy management of a post-partum female with POP complicated by additional pelvic symptoms. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old post-partum female presented with POP, diastasis recti, UI, and constipation...
September 1, 2016: Physical Therapy
Hyoung-Keun Oh, Suk Kyu Choo, Jung-Jae Kim, Mark Lee
BACKGROUND: The Stoppa (intrapelvic) approach has been introduced for the treatment of pelvic-acetabular fractures; it allows easy exposure of the pelvic brim, where the bone quality is optimal for screw fixation. The purpose of our study was to investigate the surgical outcomes of unstable pelvic ring injuries treated using the Stoppa approach for stable anterior ring fixation. METHODS: We analyzed 22 cases of unstable pelvic ring injury treated with plate fixation of the anterior ring with the Stoppa approach...
September 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Karin Strigård, Leonard Clay, Birgit Stark, Ulf Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to define the indicators predicting improved abdominal wall function after surgical repair of abdominal rectus diastasis (ARD). Preoperative subjective assessment quantified by the validated Ventral Hernia Pain Questionnaire (VHPQ) was related to relative postoperative functional improvement in abdominal muscle strength. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients undergoing surgery for ARD completed the VHPQ before surgery. Preoperative pain assessment results were compared with the relative improvement in muscle strength measured with the BioDex system 4...
May 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Sofia Wilhelmsson, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Trude Staalesen, Anna Elander, Malin Nygren-Bonnier
BACKGROUND: Weight loss after obesity and pregnancy is associated with excess abdominal skin and weakness of the abdominal wall, which is assumed to cause low back pain and reduce lung function. Today, abdominoplasty is the only known method to treat excess skin, and plication is used to improve aesthetics and function alone or in addition to surgery. There is lack of evidence concerning the surgery's effect on trunk muscles, lung function, and physical function. The aim was to evaluate the effect on trunk muscle endurance, lung function and self-rated physical function after abdominoplasty with and without muscle plication...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Weon-Yoo Kim, Jae-Jung Jeong, Han-Vit Kang, Se-Won Lee
The classification of anteroposterior compression (APC) injury type is based on using static radiographs, stress radiographs are known as a useful adjunct in classifying type of APC pelvic injuries. According to a recent article, the intraoperative stress examination has led to a change in the treatment plan in more than 25% of patients on 22 patients presumed APC type I (symphyseal diastasis <2.5 cm) injuries. Here authors present a case demonstrating a necessity of intraoperative stress test for excluding concealed posterior ring disruption...
March 2016: Hip Pelvis
David I Soybel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2016: Surgery
K Strigård, L Clay, B Stark, U Gunnarsson, P Falk
BACKGROUND: Symptoms arising from giant ventral hernia have been considered to be related to weakening of the abdominal muscles. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the area of the abdominal wall defect and abdominal wall muscle strength measured by the validated BioDex system together with a back/abdominal unit. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with giant ventral hernia (>10 cm wide) underwent CT scan, clinical measurement of hernia size and BioDex measurement of muscle strength prior to surgery...
2016: BMC Surgery
Peter Emanuelsson, Ulf Gunnarsson, Ursula Dahlstrand, Karin Strigård, Birgit Stark
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this prospective, randomized, clinical, 2-armed trial was to evaluate the risk for recurrence using 2 different operative techniques for repair of abdominal rectus diastasis. Secondary aims were comparison of pain, abdominal muscle strength, and quality of life and to compare those outcomes to a control group receiving physical training only. METHODS: Eighty-six patients were enrolled. Twenty-nine patients were allocated to retromuscular polypropylene mesh and 27 to double-row plication with Quill technology...
July 27, 2016: Surgery
Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, John J Callaghan, Craig Wright
Traumatic pubic symphysis diastases (PSD) are life-threatening injuries that often require operative fixation. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the outcomes of patients following various operative fixation techniques of these particular pelvic ring injuries. Specifically, we will analyze the role of: (1) surgical approach; (2) implant failure; and (3) fixation methods in treating traumatic PSD. They are typically fixed using the Pfannestiel approach, but a midline approach may be used in cases where this is not ideal...
July 29, 2016: Surgical Technology International
June-Kyu Kim, Jun-Young Jang, Yoon Gi Hong, Hyung Bo Sim, Sang Hoon Sun
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to develop a new surgical technique by combining traditional abdominoplasty with liposuction. This combination of operations permits simpler and more accurate management of various abdominal deformities. In lipoabdominoplasty, the combination of techniques is of paramount concern. Herein, we introduce a new combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty using deep-plane flap sliding to maximize the benefits of both techniques. METHODS: Deep-plane lipoabdominoplasty was performed in 143 patients between January 2007 and May 2014...
July 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Alice Wichelhaus, Sascha Tobias Beyersdoerfer, Brigitte Vollmar, Thomas Mittlmeier, Philip Gierer
Introduction. This study was designed to investigate the influence of the amount of suture material on the formation of peritendinous adhesions of intrasynovial flexor tendon repairs. Materials and Methods. In 14 rabbits, the flexor tendons of the third and the fourth digit of the right hind leg were cut and repaired using a 2- or 4-strand core suture technique. The repaired tendons were harvested after three and eight weeks. The range of motion of the affected toes was measured and the tendons were processed histologically...
2016: BioMed Research International
Kevin E Boczar, Mohammed Alam, Benjamin J W Chow, Girish Dwivedi
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated that left atrial (LA) volume has incremental prognostic value in predicting major adverse cardiac events (MACE). However, the predictive ability of LA volume in mid diastasis has not been investigated. We determined the incremental predictive value of LA volume indexed to body surface area (LAVi) measured in mid ventricular diastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 96 patients with MACE (all-cause mortality and nonfatal myocardial infarction) were matched to 96 controls without adverse events on follow-up...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
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