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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540473/innovative-use-of-single-incision-internal-fixation-of-distal-clavicle-fractures-augmented-with-coracoclavicular-stabilisation
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Rajpal Nandra, Tomasz Kowalski, Socrates Kalogrianitis
INTRODUCTION: The management of displaced fractures of the distal clavicle remains controversial, particularly in younger patients where there is no consensus as to which surgical intervention is best. Each surgical method has unique surgical complications and rates of persistent pain and post-traumatic arthritis. We report an innovative surgical technique using a plate fixation augmented with minimally invasive tension slide coracoclavicular fixation using a cortical tenodesis button (8...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538455/operative-fixation-for-clavicle-fractures-socioeconomic-differences-persist-despite-overall-population-increases-in-utilization
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William W Schairer, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Russell F Warren, David M Dines, Lawrence V Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Clavicle fractures were traditionally treated conservatively, but recent evidence has shown improved outcomes with surgical management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recent trends in operative treatment of clavicle fractures, and to analyze for patient related factors that may affect treatment strategy. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) California and Florida inpatient, outpatient, and the Emergency Department databases were used to identify all patients with clavicle fractures between 2005 and 2010...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538398/simultaneous-bilateral-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-with-unilateral-dislocation-of-the-acromioclavicular-joint-a-case-report
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Dong Dong, Mingyang Yu, Guishan Gu
RATIONALE: Simultaneous bilateral mid-clavicle fracture with unilateral dislocation of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is an extremely rare injury combination. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we report a case of polytrauma in a 42 years old female following a road traffic accident. DIAGNOSES: The radiographs showed the fractures in bilateral middle third of the clavicle and AC joint dislocation of left shoulder. INTERVENTIONS: The patient was treated with a 5-hole locking hook plate to stabilize the left AC joint and a shortly reconstruction plate to fix the left clavicle...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533004/validation-of-navigation-ultrasound-for-clavicular-length-measurement
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Anders Thorsmark Høj, Chiara Villa, Ole M Christensen, Søren Torp-Pedersen, Søren Overgaard, Lars H Frich
Accurate clavicular length measurement is considered important for the selection of patients requiring surgical treatment after a midclavicular fracture. As radiographic length measurements can be inaccurate to varying degrees, new measurement methods are needed. Use of novel technology, navigation ultrasound, to deliver accurate measurements seems promising. To examine the reliability and validity of navigation ultrasound for length measurements of the clavicle, a study was performed using length measurements performed before forensic autopsies from 2012 to 2013...
May 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515065/neonatal-vitamin-d-status-from-archived-dried-blood-spots-and-future-risk-of-fractures-in-childhood-results-from-the-d-tect-study-a-population-based-case-cohort-study
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Mina Nicole Händel, Peder Frederiksen, Arieh Cohen, Cyrus Cooper, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann, Bo Abrahamsen
Background: Whether antenatal and neonatal vitamin D status have clinical relevance in fracture prevention has not been examined extensively, although observational studies indicate that fetal life may be a sensitive period in relation to bone growth and mineralization during childhood.Objective: We examined whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3] concentrations in stored neonatal dried blood spot (DBS) samples are associated with pediatric fracture risk. We hypothesized that in particular, low neonatal vitamin D status may be a risk factor for fracture incidence among children...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500080/displaced-middle-third-clavicle-fracture-management-in-sport-still-a-challenge-in-2018-should-you-call-the-surgeon-to-speed-return-to-play
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EDITORIAL
Greg A Robertson, Alexander M Wood, Christopher W Oliver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487101/epidemiology-of-extremity-fractures-in-the-netherlands
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M S H Beerekamp, R J O de Muinck Keizer, N W L Schep, D T Ubbink, M J M Panneman, J C Goslings
INTRODUCTION: Insight in epidemiologic data of extremity fractures is relevant to identify people at risk. By analyzing age- and gender specific fracture incidence and treatment patterns we may adjust future policy, take preventive measures and optimize health care management. Current epidemiologic data on extremity fractures and their treatment are scarce, outdated or aiming at a small spectrum of fractures. The aim of this study was to assess trends in incidence and treatment of extremity fractures between 2004 and 2012 in relation to gender and age...
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478902/effects-of-short-malunion-of-the-clavicle-on-in-vivo-scapular-kinematics
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DooSup Kim, DongWoo Lee, YoungHwan Jang, JunSeop Yeom, Scott A Banks
BACKGROUND: Short malunion of the clavicle after fracture can change scapular kinematics and alter clinical outcome. However, the effects of malunion on kinematics and outcomes remains poorly understood because there have been no in vivo studies measuring changes during active motion with malunion. This study aimed to measure and to compare in vivo 3-dimensional (3D) scapular kinematics between normal shoulders and shoulders with short malunion using 3D-2-dimensional model image registration techniques...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478898/what-is-the-hardware-removal-rate-after-anteroinferior-plating-of-the-clavicle-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Thomas P A Baltes, Johanna C E Donders, Peter Kloen
BACKGROUND: Plate position in the operative treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures or nonunions is most often on the superior side. However, superior clavicular plating often results in complaints of plate prominence and local soft tissue irritation, necessitating hardware removal. We have used anteroinferior placement of the plate in the hope of increasing biomechanical stability and fixation and also of lowering complaints of plate prominence and soft tissue irritation. In this report, we set out to study the percentage of hardware removal in our group of patients treated with anteroinferior plating of the clavicle after long-term follow-up...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471918/reliability-of-radiographic-assessments-of-adolescent-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-by-the-facts-multicenter-study-group
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Ying Li, Kyna S Donohue, Christopher B Robbins, Andrew T Pennock, Henry B Ellis, Jeffrey J Nepple, Nirav Pandya, David D Spence, S Clifton Willimon, Benton E Heyworth
OBJECTIVES: There is a recent trend toward increased surgical treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures in adolescents. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the intra- and inter-rater reliability of clavicle fracture classification systems and measurements of displacement, shortening, and angulation in adolescents. The secondary purpose was to compare two different measurement methods for fracture shortening. METHODS: This study was performed by a multicenter study group conducting a prospective, comparative, observational cohort study of adolescent clavicle fractures...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463941/congenital-clavicular-pseudoarthosis-how-to-differentiate-it-from-the-more-common-clavicular-fractures
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James Stewart Chalfant, Thomas Ray Sanchez
Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare entity that can be confused for a traumatic injury. We present 4 cases of congenital clavicular pseudoarthrosis and discuss its imaging findings that can help differentiate it from the more common clavicular facture. We also reviewed its epidemiology, embryology, and management based on available and most recent literature.
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449855/intramedullary-nail-fixation-of-non-traditional-fractures-clavicle-forearm-fibula
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Niloofar Dehghan, Emil H Schemitsch
Locked intramedullary fixation is a well-established technique for managing long-bone fractures. While intramedullary nail fixation of diaphyseal fractures in the femur, tibia, and humerus is well established, the same is not true for other fractures. Surgical fixations of clavicle, forearm and ankle are traditionally treated with plate and screw fixation. In some cases, fixation with an intramedullary device is possible, and may be advantageous. However, there is however a concern regarding a lack of rotational stability and fracture shortening...
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435576/a-new-technique-for-solving-tightrope-cutout-during-acromioclavicular-joint-fixation-a-case-report
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B W Ng, A F Abdullah, S Nadarajah
Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dissociation is one of the common injuries affecting adults. The stability of ACJ largely depends on the integrity of acromioclavicular ligament, coracoclavicular ligament, capsule, trapezius muscle and deltoid muscle. The injury has been classified by Rockwood into six types and treatment options can be guided by the classification. TightRope fixation is one of the many surgical procedures available to address acromioclavicular joint separation. It consists of tensioning of a no...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431530/are-there-too-many-screw-holes-in-plates-for-fracture-fixation
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Hongzhi Lv, Wenli Chang, Peizhi Yuwen, Na Yang, Xiaoli Yan, Yingze Zhang
BACKGROUND: Implant breakage after the fixation of traumatic fractures is rare; however, when it occurs, it is debilitating for the patients and a challenge for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to analyze and identify the independent risk factors for implant breakage of traumatic fractures treated with plate osteosynthesis. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients with a fracture to any part of their four extremities, clavicle, hand or foot, who underwent surgical plate osteosynthesis from January 2005 to January 2015, and who sustained a subsequent implant breakage...
April 21, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420364/anterior-inferior-plating-versus-superior-plating-for-clavicle-fracture-a-meta-analysis
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Jie Ai, Shun-Li Kan, Hai-Liang Li, Hong Xu, Yang Liu, Guang-Zhi Ning, Shi-Qing Feng
BACKGROUND: The position of plate fixation for clavicle fracture remains controversial. Our objective was to perform a comprehensive review of the literature and quantify the surgical parameters and clinical indexes between the anterior inferior plating and superior plating for clavicle fracture. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomized and non-randomized studies that compared the anterior inferior plating with the superior plating for clavicle fracture...
April 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419287/prediction-algorithm-for-surgical-intervention-in-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Thomas J Wilson, Kate W C Chang, Lynda J S Yang
BACKGROUND: Neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) results in reduced function of the affected arm with profound ramifications on quality of life. Advances in surgical technique have shown improvements in outcomes for appropriately selected patients. Patient selection, however, remains difficult. OBJECTIVE: To develop a decision algorithm that could be applied at the individual patient level, early in life, to reliably predict persistent NBPP that would benefit from surgery...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419018/diagnosis-of-a-posterior-fracture-dislocation-of-the-medial-clavicle-in-an-adolescent-with-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Brunhild M Halm, Lindsey T Chaudoin
We report a case of an adolescent patient with medial clavicular tenderness after a fall on the lateral left shoulder. Initial radiographs did not reveal a fracture or dislocation. Point-of-care ultrasound was used to diagnose a posterior clavicular fracture dislocation.
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409097/arthroscopic-technique-for-stabilization-of-chronic-acromioclavicular-joint-instability-with-coracoclavicular-and-acromioclavicular-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-gracilis-tendon-graft
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Nina Pühringer, Jens Agneskirchner
We present an arthroscopic technique for stabilization of chronic acromioclavicular (AC) joint instability using a transclavicular-transcoracoidal button technique, combined with a coracoclavicular and AC ligament reconstruction using the gracilis tendon. This arthroscopic technique achieves an anatomic reduction of the clavicle without further implant removal. It ensures vertical and horizontal stabilization of the AC joint. Using a horizontal drill hole through the clavicle and looping the gracilis tendon graft around the coracoid avoids weakening of the coracoid with the risk of fracture...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406877/scapulothoracic-dissociation-evaluation-and-management
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Andrew M Choo, Patrick C Schottel, Andrew R Burgess
Scapulothoracic dissociation is a rare, potentially limb- and life-threatening injury of the shoulder girdle. The injury is characterized by lateral displacement of the scapula resulting from traumatic disruption of the scapulothoracic articulation. The typical physical examination findings consist of substantial swelling of the shoulder girdle, along with weakness, numbness, and pulselessness in the ipsilateral upper extremity. Radiographic evaluation includes measurement of the scapular index on a nonrotated chest radiograph and assessment for either a distracted clavicle fracture or a disrupted acromioclavicular or sternoclavicular joint...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403046/bacterial-osteomyelitis-or-nonbacterial-osteitis-in-children-a-study-involving-the-german-surveillance-unit-for-rare-diseases-in-childhood
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Veit Grote, Colen C G Silier, Agnes M Voit, Annette F Jansson
BACKGROUND: Although bacterial osteomyelitis (BO) is a commonly recognized diagnosis in pediatrics, it is often difficult to distinguish from nonbacterial osteitis (NBO). The goal of our study was to distinguish between the 2 disease entities and better define NBO. METHODS: Using the German Surveillance Unit for Rare Diseases in Childhood (Erhebungseinheit für Seltene Paediatrische Erkrankungen in Deutschland), this prospective study during a 5-year period captured 657 patients at first diagnosis of either BO (n = 378) or NBO (n = 279) while analyzing epidemiologic, clinical and radiologic data...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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