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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780837/foot-kinematics-differ-between-runners-with-and-without-a-history-of-navicular-stress-fractures
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James Becker, Stanley James, Louis Osternig, Li-Shan Chou
Background: A navicular stress fracture (NSF) is a common and high-risk injury in distance runners. It is not clear whether there are differences in foot structure and function between runners who have and those who have not sustained an NSF. Purpose/Hypothesis: This study compared foot structure, range of motion, and biomechanics between runners with a history of unilateral NSFs and runners who had never sustained this injury. The hypothesis was that runners with a history of NSFs will have less dorsiflexion and subtalar range of motion in a clinical examination and greater rearfoot eversion and higher eversion velocity while running than either the noninvolved feet or healthy controls...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780621/thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-orthopaedics-an-update
#2
Dimitrios A Flevas, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Leonidas Dimopoulos, Evanthia Mitsiokapa, Panayiotis Koulouvaris, Andreas F Mavrogenis
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication during and after hospitalization, yet is a preventable cause of in-hospital death.Without VTE prophylaxis, the overall VTE incidence in medical and general surgery hospitalized patients is in the range of 10% to 40%, while it ranges up to 40% to 60% in major orthopaedic surgery. With routine VTE prophylaxis, fatal pulmonary embolism is uncommon in orthopaedic patients and the rates of symptomatic VTE within three months are in the range of 1.3% to 10%.VTE prophylaxis methods are divided into mechanical and pharmacological...
April 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777283/-fractures-of-the-base-of-the-v-metatarsal-bone-current-concepts-revised
#3
REVIEW
S F Baumbach, W C Prall, M Braunstein, W Böcker, S Polzer, H Polzer
Fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal bone are one of the most frequent fractures to the foot and ankle. Despite the high frequency and although a number of studies are now available, treatment frequently does not follow the available evidence. Among the reasons is the inconsistent terminology used and that the studies available are neglected. The aim of this review is to present the current classifications, the available treatment studies and to derive evidence-based treatment recommendations. The term "Jones fracture" has been used inconsistently for different fracture entities and should, therefore, not be used anymore...
May 17, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776419/introduction-of-national-guidelines-for-restrictive-blood-transfusion-threshold-for-hip-fracture-patients-a-consecutive-cohort-study-based-on-complete-follow-up-in-national-databases
#4
Bjarke Viberg, Per Hviid Gundtoft, Jesper Schønnemann, Lasse Pedersen, Lis Røhl Andersen, Kjell Titlestad, Carsten Fladmose Madsen, Jens Lauritsen, Søren Overgaard
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that a restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy lowers transfusion frequency without affecting mortality. However, the external validity of these trials has not been tested in a large cohort. The purpose was to estimate the effect of introducing a National Clinical Guideline (NCG) for a restrictive hemoglobin transfusion threshold on transfusion frequency and mortality in hip fracture patients > 65 years old...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770274/do-running-speed-and-shoe-cushioning-influence-impact-loading-and-tibial-shock-in-basketball-players
#5
Wing-Kai Lam, Jacobus Liebenberg, Jeonghyun Woo, Sang-Kyoon Park, Suk-Hoon Yoon, Roy Tsz-Hei Cheung, Jiseon Ryu
Background: Tibial stress fracture (TSF) is a common injury in basketball players. This condition has been associated with high tibial shock and impact loading, which can be affected by running speed, footwear condition, and footstrike pattern. However, these relationships were established in runners but not in basketball players, with very little research done on impact loading and speed. Hence, this study compared tibial shock, impact loading, and foot strike pattern in basketball players running at different speeds with different shoe cushioning properties/performances...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749423/common-accessory-ossicles-of-the-foot-imaging-features-pitfalls-and-associated-pathology
#6
Bimal Mayur Kumar Vora, Bak Siew Steven Wong
Accessory ossicles are normal variants that are frequently seen but often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Commonly seen at the foot and ankle, they may be mistaken for fracture fragments or loose bodies, or not be recognised as a cause of the patient's symptoms. This pictorial essay aimed to review commonly encountered accessory ossicles of the foot and ankle by highlighting anatomic landmarks and associated pathologic processes through the use of both basic and advanced imaging modalities, in an effort to increase awareness of these clinical entities...
April 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746363/lower-extremity-fractures-in-hospitalized-pediatric-patients-following-road-traffic-accidents
#7
Shay Tenenbaum, Jason T Bariteau, Ofir Chechik, Adi Givon, Kobi Peleg, Ran Thein
Lower extremity fractures (LEFs) caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs) can result in significant morbidity and account for a substantial part of nonfatal injuries requiring hospitalization. This study investigated the epidemiology of RTA-associated LEFs in the pediatric population. Based on the National Trauma Registry, data of 28,924 RTA hospitalized pediatric patients were reviewed. Data were analyzed according to LEF mechanism of injury, age distribution, fracture types, associated injuries, surgical treatment, and their interrelations...
May 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738281/epidemiology-of-figure-skating-injuries-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Julie S Han, Ellen T Geminiani, Lyle J Micheli
CONTEXT: As the popularity and technical demands of figure skating increase, so will the number of athletes presenting with sport-related problems. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Searches were performed across PubMed from 1980 to 2017. The keywords searched were skating, skaters, incidence, and injuries. The search was limited to English-language articles and human participants. Relevant articles were cross-referenced. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical review...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737558/risk-of-injury-to-the-sural-nerve-during-posterolateral-approach-to-the-distal-tibia-an-ultrasound-simulation-study
#9
Ewa Mizia, Przemysław A Pękala, Piotr Chomicki-Bindas, Wojciech Marchewka, Marios Loukas, Alexander G Zayachkowski, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
Introduction When surgeons operate on the foot and ankle, the most common complication that may arise is injury of the cutaneous nerves. The sural nerve (SN) is potentially at risk of being injured when treating fractures involving the distal tibia using the posterolateral approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate how differences in length and position of the surgical treatment of fractures involving the distal tibia can affect the risk of SN injury. Materials and Methods The study involved 40 healthy volunteers (n=80 lower limbs)...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737002/lower-limb-reconstruction-with-chimeric-flaps-the-quad-flap
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Solomon M Azouz, Nikki A Castel, Aparna Vijayasekaran, Alanna M Rebecca, Salvatore C Lettieri
Early soft-tissue coverage is critical for treating traumatic open lower-extremity wounds. As free-flap reconstruction evolves, injuries once thought to be nonreconstructable are being salvaged. Free-tissue transfer is imperative when there is extensive dead space or exposure of vital structures such as bone, tendon, nerves, or blood vessels. We describe 2 cases of lower-extremity crush injuries salvaged with the quad flap. This novel flap consists of parascapular, scapular, serratus, and latissimus dorsi free flaps in combination on one pedicle...
May 7, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725517/concomitant-traumatic-peroneal-tendon-dislocation-and-medial-malleolus-fracture-a-case-report
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A R Vosoughi, M A Erfani
Peroneal tendon dislocation in association with medial malleolus fracture is a very rare traumatic injury to the ankle. A 19-year old male patient was referred after injury sustained in a motorcycle accident with car, with concomitant traumatic peroneal tendon dislocation and medial malleolus fracture. The possible mechanism of this unusual injury could have been sudden external rotation force to the pronated foot in full dorsiflexed position of the ankle. Diagnosis of peroneal tendon subluxation or dislocation should be carefully evaluated in patients with single medial malleolus fracture...
March 2018: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725516/surgical-fixation-of-a-comminuted-inter-trochanteric-fracture-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-below-knee-amputation
#12
B H Lee, S W Ho, C Y Kau
Surgical fixation of hip fractures in patients with below knee amputation is challenging due to the difficulty in obtaining optimal traction for reduction of the fracture. Surgeons may face difficulty in positioning such patients on the traction table due to the absence of the foot and distal lower limb. There are several techniques described to overcome this technical difficulty. In this case report, we present a case of a 64-year old gentleman with bilateral below knee amputation presenting with a comminuted right intertrochanteric fracture...
March 2018: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720142/evaluation-of-three-patient-reported-outcome-measures-following-operative-fixation-of-closed-ankle-fractures
#13
Andrew M Garratt, Markus G Naumann, Ulf Sigurdsen, Stein Erik Utvåg, Knut Stavem
BACKGROUND: Several patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are available for assessing the outcomes of ankle fracture but few have been compared for recommended measurement properties. This study compares the measurement properties of the Lower Extremity Function Scale (LEFS), Olerud Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) and Self-Reported Foot and Ankle Score (SEFAS) following ankle surgery. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study included 959 patients aged 18 years and over who underwent surgical treatment (ORIF) for unstable and closed ankle fractures in SE Norway...
May 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714993/issues-in-geriatric-care-falls
#14
Dipesh Patel, Richard J Ackermann
One in three older adults falls each year. There are approximately 2.5 million falls among older adults treated in emergency departments. Falls account for 87% of all fractures in this age group. The biggest risk factor for falling is a history of falls. Other risk factors include frailty, sedative and anticholinergic drugs, polypharmacy, and a variety of medical conditions. Current recommendations are that all patients age 65 years and older should be asked about falls each year. Patients also can be screened for fall risk with a variety of approaches including questionnaires and the Timed Up & Go test...
May 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703591/nurse-initiated-radiographic-test-protocol-for-ankle-injuries-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Jonathan Ka-Ming Ho, Janita Pak-Chun Chau, Jimmy Tak-Shing Chan, Caroline Hau-Yee Yau
INTRODUCTION: Nurse-initiated radiographic-test protocol was compared with usual practice in reducing unnecessary ankle and foot radiographic-test requests and shortening patients' length of stay (LOS) in an emergency department (ED) by reducing their waiting time for physician reassessment. METHODS: Patients with ankle injuries were enrolled in an unblinded randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomized to receive either the protocol (n = 56) or usual practice (n = 56)...
April 24, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696362/fixation-of-medial-malleolar-fractures-with-magnesium-bioabsorbable-headless-compression-screws-short-term-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-in-eleven-patients
#16
Ozkan Kose, Adil Turan, Melih Unal, Baver Acar, Ferhat Guler
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcome of medial malleolar fractures treated with magnesium (MgYREZr) bioabsorbable compression screw fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients with a medial malleolar fracture (either isolated or accompanied by bimalleolar or trimalleolar ankle fractures) who were treated with magnesium bioabsorbable compression screws between 2015 and 2016 in our hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
April 25, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696318/microfracture-provides-better-clinical-results-than-debridement-in-the-treatment-of-acute-talar-osteochondral-lesions-using-arthroscopic-assisted-fixation-of-acute-ankle-fractures
#17
Altuğ Duramaz, Emre Baca
PURPOSE: Ankle arthroscopy is a useful tool for detection and treatment of accompanying intraarticular pathologies in acute ankle fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare the treatment results of talus osteochondral lesions (OLT) with debridement and microfracture in arthroscopy assisted surgery of acute ankle fractures. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients who were treated with arthroscopic acute debridement and 14 consecutive patients who were treated with arthroscopic acute microfracture in the treatment of ankle fracture were included in the study...
April 25, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691042/foot-fractures-in-polytrauma-patients-injury-characteristics-and-timing-of-diagnosis
#18
Quirine M J van der Vliet, Robert C Lucas, George Velmahos, Roderick M Houwert, Luke P H Leenen, Falco Hietbrink, Marilyn Heng
BACKGROUND: Due to prioritizing care and concomitant injuries, foot fractures in polytrauma patients often receive limited attention initially. However, as foot function is important, treatment and diagnosis of these fractures should be accurate. The aims of this study were to assess the incidence and distribution of foot fractures in polytrauma patients and to examine possible risk factors for delayed diagnosis of foot fractures. METHODS: This was a retrospective study on all adult (≥18 years) polytrauma (ISS ≥16) patients admitted to a single level 1 trauma center between 2006 and 2016...
April 17, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685567/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-ankle-fractures-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-soft-tissue-wound-healing-complications
#19
REVIEW
Sherif Mohamed Abdelgaid, Ahmed Fawaz Moursy, Eyad Abd Allah Elgebaly, Aly Mohamed Aboelenien
The complex nature of ankle fractures is magnified when seen in patients at high risk of soft tissue wound healing complications. The major categories include associated soft tissue injury, diabetes, tobacco use, peripheral vascular disease, malnutrition, alcoholism, and corticosteroid use. Because of the potential for wound dehiscence and infection with open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures in these patients, minimally invasive procedures have been described. The aims of the present study were to assess the possibility for, and evaluate the results and complications of, minimally invasive techniques for different types of malleolar fractures in high-risk patients...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685566/routine-use-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-deep-venous-thrombosis-prophylaxis-after-foot-and-ankle-surgery-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#20
Richmond Robinson, T Craig Wirt, Carolina Barbosa, Arezou Amidi, Shirley Chen, Robert M Joseph, Adam E Fleischer
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether certain foot/ankle surgeries would benefit from the routine use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as postoperative deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis. We conducted a formal cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision analytic tree to explore the healthcare costs and health outcomes associated with a scenario of no prophylaxis and a scenario of routine LMWH prophylaxis for 4 weeks. The 2 scenarios were compared for 5 procedures: (1) Achilles tendon repair (ATR), (2) total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), (3) hallux valgus surgery (HVS), (4) hindfoot arthrodesis (HA), and (5) ankle fracture surgery (AFS)...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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