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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187026/an-algorithmic-approach-to-the-suspected-septic-wrist
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Jeffrey R Claiborne, Leslie G Branch, Michael Reynolds, Anthony J Defranzo
An acutely painful, erythematous wrist can be due to a variety of pathologic processes, including crystalline arthropathy, infection, trauma, osteoarthritis, and systemic disease. The broad differential diagnosis of the inflamed wrist and nonspecific clinical findings make accurate diagnosis challenging. There is no published clinical or laboratory criterion that reliably differentiates septic wrist arthritis from a sterile inflammatory arthropathy. For septic joint patients, long-term results are notably poorer in patients with a delay in treatment, therefore establishing evidenced-based guidelines deserves attention...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146402/a-multicenter-study-of-early-anti-inflammatory-treatment-in-patients-with-acute-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Christian Lattermann, Cale A Jacobs, Mary Proffitt Bunnell, Laura J Huston, Lee G Gammon, Darren L Johnson, Emily K Reinke, Janet L Huebner, Virginia B Kraus, Kurt P Spindler
BACKGROUND: It is increasingly recognized that biochemical abnormalities of the joint precede radiographic abnormalities of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) by as much as decades. A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that the progression from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to PTOA is multifactorial, involving the interplay between biomechanical disturbances and biochemical homeostasis of articular cartilage. PURPOSE: The purposes of this randomized study using an acute ACL injury model were to (1) evaluate the natural progression of inflammatory and chondrodegenerative biomarkers, (2) evaluate the relationship between subjective reports of pain and inflammatory and chondrodegenerative biomarkers, and (3) determine if postinjury arthrocentesis and corticosteroid injection offer the ability to alter this biochemical cascade...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132759/temporomandibular-lavage-versus-nonsurgical-treatments-for-temporomandibular-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carl Bouchard, Jean-Paul Goulet, Mehdi El-Ouazzani, Alexis Fournier-Turgeon
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) lavage (arthrocentesis or arthroscopy) for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders in reducing pain and improving jaw motion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing TMJ lavage with conservative measures. The data sources were MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials), Scopus, Web of Science, and reference lists of relevant articles...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106925/clinical-study-evaluating-the-accuracy-of-injecting-the-distal-tarsal-joints-in-the-horse
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K A Seabaugh, K T Selberg, P O E Mueller, R B Eggleston, J F Peroni, K M Claunch, H J Markwell, G M Baxter
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the centrodistal (CD) and tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints is a common cause of lameness in horses. Intra-articular diagnostic anaesthesia and/or therapeutic injection are relied upon to help diagnose and treat many horses with OA of these joints. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of arthrocentesis of the CD and TMT joints using a sample population of equine surgeons and surgery residents. STUDY DESIGN: Randomised experimental study...
January 20, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043749/an-anatomic-analysis-of-mid-anterior-and-anterolateral-approaches-for-hip-arthrocentesis-a%C3%A2-male-cadaveric-study
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Jacob D Mikula, Jason M Schon, Chase S Dean, Jorge Chahla, Renato Locks, Alex W Brady, Robert F LaPrade, Marc J Philippon
PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy and safety of non-image-guided modified mid-anterior and anterolateral approaches to the hip joint for arthrocentesis. METHODS: Six pairs (n = 12) of human cadaveric hemipelvises underwent methylene blue hip injections through either a mid-anterior or an anterolateral approach. The distance from the mid-anterior approach to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) was measured. Needle orientation was defined by a combination of 2 angles, calculated by the computer software analysis of digitized points...
December 30, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973684/the-impact-of-arthrocentesis-with-and-without-hyaluronic-acid-injection-in-the-prognosis-and-synovial-fluid-myeloperoxidase-levels-of-patients-with-painful-symptomatic-internal-derangement-of-temporomandibular-joint-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Serap Moroğlu Ozdamar, Burcin Alev, Aysen Yarat
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the relationship between myeloperoxidase (MPO) and internal derangement (ID) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and effects of arthrocentesis procedure, either alone or in combination with hyaluronic acid (HA) injection on the prognosis of ID of TMJ. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial has been conducted through patients, who underwent arthrocentesis for the treatment of ID of TMJ, were randomly divided into two groups...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942968/false-positive-cultures-after-native-knee-aspiration-true-or-false
#7
Jason M Jennings, Douglas A Dennis, Raymond H Kim, Todd M Miner, Charlie C Yang, David C McNabb
BACKGROUND: Synovial fluid aspiration is a routine practice used by most orthopaedic surgeons to aid in the diagnosis of joint infection. In patients for whom there is a low pretest probability of infection, a positive culture-particularly if it is a broth-only culture-may be considered a contaminant, especially if the bacterial species are skin pathogens. To our knowledge no study has evaluated the incidence of contamination of aspirations from the native knee. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: What is the frequency of false-positive cultures among knee aspirations of the native knee? METHODS: Two hundred patients, with a total of 200 knees, with the diagnosis of degenerative osteoarthritis undergoing a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were identified for this study...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929277/acute-monoarthritis-diagnosis-in-adults
#8
Jonathan A Becker, Jennifer P Daily, Katherine M Pohlgeers
Acute monoarthritis can be the initial manifestation of many joint disorders. The most common diagnoses in the primary care setting are osteoarthritis, gout, and trauma. It is important to understand the prevalence of specific etiologies and to use the appropriate diagnostic modalities. A delay in diagnosis and treatment, particularly in septic arthritis, can have catastrophic results including sepsis, bacteremia, joint destruction, or death. The history and physical examination can help guide the use of laboratory and imaging studies...
November 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924428/vertiginous-crisis-following-temporomandibular-joint-athrocentesis-a-case-report
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Luigi Angelo Vaira, Damiano Soma, Silvio Mario Meloni, Giovanni Dellàversana Orabona, Pasquale Piombino, Giacomo De Riu
Temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis and arthroscopy have recently exceeded open surgeries for disorders that failed to respond to conservative treatment. The efficacy of arthrocentesis in reestablishing normal mouth opening and reducing pain and dysfunctions is now commonly accepted, but in contrast to arthroscopy, there are no large series studies on arthrocentesis complications. We report the major complication occurred in our experience: a case of a patient that complained of a violent vertigo, without hearing disorders, following the procedure...
December 6, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917633/-differential-diagnosis-of-monoarthritis
#10
Kateřina Zegzulková, Šárka Forejtová
Making the diagnosis of monoarthritis can be quite difficult, because in contrast with polyarthritis just a few clinical data is available and wide diagnostic spectrum is present.The diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatic disease is usually in responsibility of a rheumatologist, but we know from experience that is necessary to carry out the basal differential diagnostic assessment as soon as possible to begin the optimal therapy. General practitioners and orthopaedists are usually first to face this problem.Monoarthritis can be divided into non-inflammatory arthritis where activated osteoarthritis and trauma belongs and inflammatory arthritis, which include gouty arthritis, chondrocalcinosis, infectious arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, spondylitis, incipient rheumatoid arthritis and many others...
2016: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900503/custom-made-mouth-prop-for-tmj-arthrocentesis-a-technical-note
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Shakil Ahmed Nagori, P K Chattopadhyay, Saurav Kumar, K Kamalpathey
INTRODUCTION: TMJ arthrocentesis involves lavage of the upper joint space which forces the disc apart from the fossa and washes away the inflammatory components of the joint. To increase the joint space during arthrocentesis, the patient is usually asked to open the mouth and deviate it to the opposite side so as to distract the condyle from the glenoid fossa thereby increasing joint space. METHOD: The authors describe a simple and rapid technique of preparing a custom-made mouth prop to hold the mandible in eccentric position during arthrocentesis...
November 29, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900338/the-bridge-enhanced-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-bear-procedure-an-early-feasibility-cohort-study
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Martha M Murray, Brett M Flutie, Leslie A Kalish, Kirsten Ecklund, Braden C Fleming, Benedikt L Proffen, Lyle J Micheli
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the safety of the newly developed bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair (BEAR), which involves suture repair of the ligament combined with a bioactive scaffold to bridge the gap between the torn ligament ends. As the intra-articular environment is complex in its response to implanted materials, this study was designed to determine whether there would be a significant rate of adverse reaction to the implanted scaffold. HYPOTHESIS: The primary hypothesis was that the implanted scaffold would not result in a deep joint infection (arthrocentesis with positive culture) or significant inflammation (clinical symptoms justifying arthrocentesis but negative culture)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810253/success-of-ultrasound-guided-versus-landmark-guided-arthrocentesis-of-hip-ankle-and-wrist-in-a-cadaver-model
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Kristin Berona, Amin Abdi, Michael Menchine, Tom Mailhot, Tarina Kang, Dina Seif, Mikaela Chilstrom
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to evaluate emergency medicine resident-performed ultrasound for diagnosis of effusions, compare the success of a landmark-guided (LM) approach with an ultrasound-guided (US) technique for hip, ankle and wrist arthrocentesis, and compare change in provider confidence with LM and US arthrocentesis. METHODS: After a brief video on LM and US arthrocentesis, residents were asked to identify artificially created effusions in the hip, ankle and wrist in a cadaver model and to perform US and LM arthrocentesis of the effusions...
October 24, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748084/performance-of-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-gout-in-a-multicenter-study-comparison-with-monosodium-urate-monohydrate-crystal-analysis-as-the-gold-standard
#15
Alexis Ogdie, William J Taylor, Tuhina Neogi, Jaap Fransen, Tim L Jansen, H Ralph Schumacher, Worawit Louthrenoo, Janitzia Vazquez-Mellado, Maxim Eliseev, Geraldine McCarthy, Lisa K Stamp, Fernando Perez-Ruiz, Francisca Sivera, Hang-Korng Ea, Martijn Gerritsen, Giovanni Cagnotto, Lorenzo Cavagna, Chingtsai Lin, Yin-Yi Chou, Anne-Kathrin Tausche, Manuella Lima Gomes Ochtrop, Matthijs Janssen, Jiunn-Horng Chen, Ole Slot, Juris Lazovskis, Douglas White, Marco A Cimmino, Till Uhlig, Nicola Dalbeth
OBJECTIVE: To examine the performance of ultrasound (US) for the diagnosis of gout using the presence of monosodium urate monohydrate (MSU) crystals as the gold standard. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Study for Updated Gout Classification Criteria (SUGAR), a large, multicenter observational cross-sectional study of consecutive subjects with at least 1 swollen joint who conceivably may have gout. All subjects underwent arthrocentesis; cases were subjects with confirmed MSU crystals...
February 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744399/success-rate-and-utility-of-ultrasound-guided-synovial-biopsies-in-clinical-practice
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Aurélie Najm, Carl Orr, Marie-Françoise Heymann, Géraldine Bart, Douglas J Veale, Benoît Le Goff
OBJECTIVE: The utility of synovial biopsy in increasing our understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthropathies, as well as in evaluating treatments, is well established. Ultrasound (US) allows synovial assessment and therefore assists in biopsying synovial tissue in a safe and well-tolerated manner. This study's objectives were to (1) determine the rate of success in retrieving synovial tissue using US guidance, (2) describe the indications for US-guided synovial biopsies in the clinical setting, (3) determine how frequently the synovial biopsy can lead to a clear diagnosis, and (4) assess the quality of the synovial tissue obtained using this technique...
December 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714459/sodium-hyaluronate-an-effective-adjunct-in-temporomandibular-joint-arthrocentesis
#17
Poornima Patel, Faisal Idrees, Vilas Newaskar, Deepak Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most common forms of temporomandibular disorders. The minimally invasive treatments such as arthrocentesis as well as arthroscopic lysis and lavage are often used as a first-line surgical treatment or in conjunction with nonsurgical modalities with low morbidity and high efficacy. Sodium hyaluronate (SH) has been proposed as an alternative therapeutic agent with similar therapeutic effects. OBJECTIVE: A prospective study was carried out for evaluation of efficacy of TMJ arthrocentesis with and without injection of SH in management of internal derangements...
December 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672243/a-novel-fresh-cadaver-model-for-education-and-assessment-of-joint-aspiration
#18
Robert Daniel Kay, Aditya Manoharan, Saman Nematollahi, Joseph Nelson, Stephen Henry Cummings, William Joaquin Adamas Rappaport, Richard Amini
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe a novel cadaver model and to determine the utility of this model for teaching and assessing students in performing knee, elbow, and wrist arthrocentesis. METHODS: Third year medical students were evaluated while performing arthrocentesis during a fresh cadaver training sessions. RESULTS: Sixty-three participants were included in this analysis. There was statistically significant improvement between the pre- and post-test analysis in all aspects assessed in our study of elbow, knee and wrist arthrocentesis...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660935/detection-of-calcium-crystals-in-knee-osteoarthritis-synovial-fluid-a-comparison-between-polarized-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
#19
Paola Frallonardo, Francesca Oliviero, Luca Peruzzo, Leonardo Tauro, Anna Scanu, Paola Galozzi, Roberta Ramonda, Leonardo Punzi
BACKGROUND: The identification of calcium crystals in synovial fluid (SF) of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) represents an important step in understanding the role of these crystals in synovial inflammation and disease progression. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the presence of calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) and basic calcium phosphate (BCP) crystals in SF collected from patients with symptomatic knee OA by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled to x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy, compensated polarized light microscopy (CPLM), and alizarin red staining...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643632/effect-of-arthrocentesis-on-symptomatic-osteoarthritis-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-and-analysis-of-the-effect-of-preoperative-clinical-and-radiologic-features
#20
Dorrit W Nitzan, Jesica Svidovsky, Avraham Zini, Yehuda Zadik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of arthrocentesis in patients with symptomatic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis that was unresponsive to nonsurgical interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine patients (83 joints) with symptomatic TMJ osteoarthritis that had not responded to nonsurgical interventions and who underwent arthrocentesis were included in this study. Demographic, clinical, and radiologic data, including assessment of pain, dysfunction, improvement, and satisfaction, and maximal mouth opening were analyzed...
February 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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