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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778591/complications-of-antibiotic-cement-spacers-used-for-shoulder-infections
#1
Edward G McFarland, Jorge Rojas, Jeremy Smalley, Amrut U Borade, Jacob Joseph
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate complications related to commercially available antibiotic cement spacers used in the treatment of shoulder infections. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of commercially available antibiotic spacers implanted in 53 patients (60 spacers) between April 2009 and October 2017 as part of a 2-stage treatment plan for infection at the site of a shoulder arthroplasty (n = 39), other (non-arthroplasty) shoulder surgery (n = 8), or primary shoulder infection without previous surgery (n = 6)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777778/anterior-approach-in-humeral-plating-osteosynthesis
#2
Daniel Handy Eone, Prudence Christelle Danielle Ngono, Marie Josée Essi, Gaël Leckpa, Kennedy Olivier Muluem, Farikou Ibrahima, Maurice Aurélien Sosso
CONTEXT: Humeral plating osteosynthesis is controversial, particularly regarding the choice between anterior and lateral approach, data for which in the context of a low-income country are lacking. HYPOTHESIS: The anterior approach is an easy surgical technique, allowing good anatomic reconstruction. We hypothesize that the anterior approach is associated with fewer neurovascular lesions and functional sequelae than the lateral approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study with assessment update was carried out over a period of 6 years 4 months from January 2010 to June 2016, with consecutive recruitment in the city of Yaoundé, Cameroon...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776819/corrective-osteotomy-for-hyperextended-elbow-with-limited-flexion-due-to-supracondylar-fracture-malunion
#3
Keiichiro Oura, Atsuo Shigi, Kunihiro Oka, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Murase
BACKGROUND: Extension deformity of the distal humerus after a malunited supracondylar fracture can restrict elbow flexion. Here we report a computer-assisted operative procedure and review the results of clinical cases in which corrective surgery was performed. METHODS: The medical records of the patients who underwent corrective osteotomy for hyperextended elbow malunion of the distal humerus with limited elbow flexion (flexion angle ≤100°) were reviewed retrospectively...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771483/managing-shoulder-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-fracture-dislocation-and-overuse
#4
Richard Pescatore, Andrew Nyce
The complex structures of the shoulder can be injured by fracture, dislocation, and overuse, and correctly identifying and classifying injury is essential to avoiding pain, disability, and life- and limb-threatening complications. This issue presents a systematic approach to classifying shoulder injuries based on the mechanism of injury and clinical presentation, choosing appropriate imaging, and determining the best strategies for treatment, including reduction, surgical consultation, or outpatient referral...
June 2018: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763339/the-v-shaped-distal-triceps-tendon-repair-a-comparative-biomechanical-analysis
#5
Bastian Scheiderer, Florian B Imhoff, Daichi Morikawa, Lucca Lacheta, Elifho Obopilwe, Mark P Cote, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca, Sebastian Siebenlist
BACKGROUND: Restoring footprint anatomy, minimizing gap formation, and maximizing the strength of distal triceps tendon repairs are essential factors for a successful healing process and return to sport. HYPOTHESIS: The novel V-shaped distal triceps tendon repair technique with unicortical button fixation closely restores footprint anatomy, provides minimal gap formation and high ultimate failure load, and minimizes iatrogenic fracture risk in acute/subacute distal triceps tendon tears...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762342/humeral-stem-loosening-following-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Ben Grey, Reitze N Rodseth, Stephen J Roche
BACKGROUND: Aseptic stem loosening following reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is an uncommon complication. The timing and the factors contributing to aseptic stem loosening remain poorly understood. METHODS: We performed a systematic review that identified 75 articles; 65 of the included articles were case series (Level-IV evidence), 8 were cohort studies (7 Level III, 1 Level II), and 2 were prospective randomized controlled trials (Level I). A meta-analysis of 1,660 cemented and 805 uncemented RSA stems was performed...
May 15, 2018: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762283/five-to-ten-year-outcomes-of-operatively-treated-scapular-fractures
#7
Joscelyn M Tatro, Jeffrey A Gilbertson, Lisa K Schroder, Peter A Cole
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the 5 to 10-year clinical and patient-reported functional outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of intra-articular and extra-articular scapular fractures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 106 patients who underwent ORIF of a scapular fracture at a single level-I trauma center between January 2005 and December 2010. Eight patients were excluded from the study because they had either severe neurologic injury or an isolated process fracture, and 66 patients (37 with an isolated extra-articular fracture and 29 with an intra-articular fracture) participated in the 5 to 10-year follow-up, yielding a follow-up rate of 67%...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762195/functional-outcomes-and-complications-after-oncologic-reconstruction-of-the-proximal-humerus
#8
Sjoerd Nota, Teun Teunis, Joost Kortlever, Marco Ferrone, John Ready, Mark Gebhardt, Kevin Raskin, Francis Hornicek, Joseph Schwab, Santiago Lozano Calderon
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the best method of articular reconstruction in patients who require proximal humerus resection for the management of primary bone sarcomas, soft-tissue sarcomas extending into the bone, benign and locally aggressive primary bone tumors, and metastatic disease. METHODS: We identified patients from two institutions who underwent wide resection of the proximal humerus along with oncologic reconstruction using osteoarticular allografts (OAs), endoprostheses, or allograft-prosthesis composites...
June 1, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759905/analysis-of-4063-complications-of-shoulder-arthroplasty-reported-to-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-from-2012-to-2016
#9
Jeremy S Somerson, Jason E Hsu, Moni B Neradilek, Frederick A Matsen
BACKGROUND: Most of the literature on shoulder arthroplasty failure comes from high-volume centers. These reports tend to exclude the experience of community orthopedic surgeons, who perform most of the shoulder joint replacements. METHODS: We analyzed the failure reports mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration for all hospitals. Each reported event from 2012 to 2016 was characterized by implant, failure mode, and year of surgery. RESULTS: For the 1673 anatomic arthroplasties, the most common failure modes were glenoid component failure (20...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748823/constant-murley-score-systematic-review-and-standardized-evaluation-in-different-shoulder-pathologies
#10
REVIEW
Kalliopi Vrotsou, Mónica Ávila, Mónica Machón, Maider Mateo-Abad, Yolanda Pardo, Olatz Garin, Carlos Zaror, Nerea González, Antonio Escobar, Ricardo Cuéllar
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Constant-Murley Score (CMS) in various shoulder pathologies, based on a systematic review and expert standardized evaluations. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. Titles and abstracts were reviewed and finally the included articles were grouped according to patients' pathologies. Two expert evaluators independently assessed the CMS properties of reliability, validity, responsiveness to change, interpretability and burden score in each group, using the EMPRO (Evaluating Measures of Patient Reported Outcomes) tool...
May 10, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747624/association-of-wrist-and-forearm-range-of-motion-measures-with-self-reported-functional-scores-amongst-patients-with-distal-radius-fractures-a-longitudinal-study
#11
Zixian Yang, Peggy Poh Hoon Lim, Sing Hwee Teo, Huiwen Chen, Huaying Qiu, Yong Hao Pua
BACKGROUND: Patients with distal radius fractures (DRF) often have limited range-of-motion (ROM) in multiple planes of movement. No studies have comprehensively examined the impact of various ROM limitations on physical function. METHODS: We performed a multi-center, longitudinal study of 138 patients with conservatively managed DRF. ROM measures were taken at initial evaluation, and at 4 and 8 weeks later. Self-reported physical function was indexed by the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH)...
May 11, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744649/a-comparative-biomechanical-study-on-different-fixation-techniques-in-the-management-of-transverse-metaphyseal-diaphyseal-junction-fractures-of-the-distal-humerus-in-children
#12
Allieu Kamara, Xianglu Ji, Tianjing Liu, Yu Zhan, Jianjun Li, Enbo Wang
BACKGROUND: Metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction (MDJ) fractures of the distal humerus are problematic to reduce and more susceptible to post-operative complications. This biomechanical study was designed to compare Kirschner wires (KW), lateral external fixation, and elastic stable intramedullary nails (ESIN) in simulated transverse MDJ fractures of various heights. METHOD: Sagittally oblique, transverse MDJ fractures were created in fourth-generation composite bone models at three levels: high, mid, and low fractures, respectively, and then fixed with either Kirschner wires, lateral external fixation (EF), or ESIN respectively and tested in extension, flexion, valgus, varus, internal, and external rotations...
May 9, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736917/use-of-cancellous-bone-grafting-to-promote-granulation-tissue-in-a-distal-limb-wound-in-a-dog
#13
K Barnes, O Lanz, S Barry, K Aulakh
A 5-year-old female spayed Shetland sheepdog presented for evaluation of bandage sores on the left pelvic limb after a splint was placed to stabilise a digit fracture incurred approximately 2 weeks previously. Multiple areas of necrosis were identified upon bandage removal. After debridement of devitalised tissue, a 4 cm wound on the plantar surface of the metatarsal bones (with exposed bone and tendons) remained. The Papineau technique (which involves removal of infected or necrotic tissue, placement of autogenous cancellous bone graft within a wound, and delayed skin closure) was used to treat this wound...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735339/distal-medial-tibial-locking-plate-for-fixation-of-extraarticular-distal-humeral-fractures-an-alternative-choice-for-fixation
#14
Ali Cagdas Yorukoglu, Ahmet Fahir Demirkan, Nihal Buker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe an alternative fixation method for distal humeral extra-articular fractures through posterior approach using distal tibia anatomic locking plate; and to evaluate the patient's functional outcome and union condition. METHODS: Eighteen patients (11 men and 7 women; average age of 37.0 ± 17.3 years (range: 18-73 years)) with a distal humeral extra-articular fracture who were treated with distal tibial medial locking plate were included into the study...
May 4, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732271/concomitant-posterolateral-elbow-dislocation-with-ipsilateral-comminuted-intra-articular-distal-radius-fracture-a-rare-orthopaedic-scenario
#15
Vivek Tiwari, Yugal Karkhur, Anupam Das
Fracture dislocations are common around the elbow joint. However, closed fracture of the distal radius with ipsilateral elbow dislocation is an uncommon injury pattern. We discuss the case of a middle-aged woman presenting with posterolateral elbow dislocation with concomitant ipsilateral closed intra-articular fracture of the distal radius. It was treated with closed reduction for the elbow dislocation first followed by closed reduction for the distal radius fracture. Even with conservative management, the patient had a good functional outcome at one year...
March 3, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728330/validated-computational-framework-for-efficient-systematic-evaluation-of-osteoporotic-fracture-fixation-in-the-proximal-humerus
#16
Peter Varga, Jason A Inzana, Boyko Gueorguiev, Norbert P Südkamp, Markus Windolf
The high rate of fixation failure in osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures indicate the need for improved solutions. Computer simulations may help to overcome the limitations of the gold standard biomechanical testing in evaluating the performance of new implants and enhance the effectivity and outcome of the design process. This study presents a framework for automated computational analysis that facilitates efficient and systematic evaluation of proximal humerus fracture plating under a variety of conditions including bone quality, fracture pattern, implant configuration and loading regime...
May 1, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727767/bioabsorbable-plating-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-clavicle-fractures-a-biomechanical-and-clinical-analysis
#17
Emily J Osborn, Christine L Farnsworth, Joshua D Doan, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Classic implants for operative intervention of mid-shaft clavicle fractures in adolescents can become symptomatic, requiring removal. This study compares 1) biomechanical properties and 2) clinical outcomes in adolescents of mid-shaft clavicle fracture fixation with bioabsorbable versus metal implants. METHODS: Six synthetic clavicles with mid-shaft fractures underwent bioabsorbable plating. A testing frame applied 10 non-destructive torsion and 10 axial compression cycles, followed by cantilever bending to failure...
April 30, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726286/risk-of-subsidence-and-peri-prosthetic-fractures-using-collared-hydroxyapatite-coated-stem-for-hip-arthroplasty-in-the-elderly
#18
Farhan Syed, Amr Hussein, Krishnaiah Katam, Paul Saunders, Stephen K Young, Mohammad Faisal
INTRODUCTION: Subsidence has been noted with both cemented and uncemented stems in hip arthroplasty. On most occasions, it's minimal (i.e. less than 2 mm) and stabilises at 1 year. However, when its progressive and significant, it causes loss of length and horizontal offset, and when symptomatic warrants a revision. Patients/Materials & Methods: A retrospective radiological review of the patient database was carried out to identify all patients with age ≥ 70 years who underwent elective hip arthroplasty using uncemented HA coated collared stem and had radiographs at 1 year follow up...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726264/-surgical-treatment-of-midshaft-clavicular-fractures-using-intramedullary-nail
#19
M Vlček, M Niedoba, J Jakubička, J Pech, J Kalvach
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to assess treatment outcomes in fractures of the middle part of the clavicle using an intramedullary nail. METHODS: We have evaluated a total of 58 patients with a clavicle bone fracture stabilized by the Hofer Clavicula Pin implant (HCP, Hofer GmbH & Co KG, Fürstenfeld, Germany). A static implant was used in 43 cases, and a dynamic implant was used in the remaining 15. The mean age of patients was 39.1 years (range 1871, SD 4...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725515/a-limb-threatening-long-arterial-dissection-caused-by-humerus-neck-fracture-a-case-report
#20
R Kurnaz, M Ikizler, M Ozbayburtlu, T Gunes
Proximal humerus fracture is a common arm trauma and rarely occurs with vascular injury which however is a serious complication. In this case report, we present a long segment dissection of the axillary and brachial arteries as a rare complication due to fragmented proximal humerus fracture and shoulder dislocation. An 80-year old female patient was seen at the emergency department. Radiograph examination has revealed a fragmented proximal humerus fracture besides dislocation of the head of humerus towards the axillary area...
March 2018: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
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