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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220246/treatment-of-open-fractures-of-the-hand-in-the-emergency-department
#1
Nofar Ben Basat, Raviv Allon, Ahmad Nagmi, Ronit Wollstein
Current guidelines suggest early surgical treatment of open fractures. This rule in open hand fractures is not well supported and may be unpractical. Furthermore, desirable debridement and washout can be obtained in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the level of contamination, quality of washout in the emergency room, and the development of infection. Sixty-one patients with open fractures of the hand were retrospectively reviewed for demographic and fracture characteristics, and other complications...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215222/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-inflammatory-associated-bone-diseases
#2
T-H Lin, J Pajarinen, L Lu, A Nabeshima, L A Cordova, Z Yao, S B Goodman
Inflammation is a defensive mechanism for pathogen clearance and maintaining tissue homeostasis. In the skeletal system, inflammation is closely associated with many bone disorders including fractures, nonunions, periprosthetic osteolysis (bone loss around orthopedic implants), and osteoporosis. Acute inflammation is a critical step for proper bone-healing and bone-remodeling processes. On the other hand, chronic inflammation with excessive proinflammatory cytokines disrupts the balance of skeletal homeostasis involving osteoblastic (bone formation) and osteoclastic (bone resorption) activities...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214061/open-physeal-fracture-of-the-distal-phalanx-of-the-hallux-case-study-diagnosis-and-management
#3
Brandon Morris, Scott Mullen, Paul Schroeppel, Bryan Vopat
Open physeal fractures of the distal phalanx of the hallux are the lesser described counterpart to the same fracture of the finger, known by its eponym as a "Seymour fracture". Displaced Salter-Harris phalangeal fractures present with a concomitant nailbed or soft tissue injury. Often these fractures occur in the summer months when open-toe footwear can be worn, however, they may occur indoors as well. Frequently, the injury results from direct axial load of the toe, or "stubbing", which causes the fracture and associated soft tissue injury...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211292/clinical-and-functional-outcome-of-open-primary-repair-of-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears-associated-with-distal-radius-fractures
#4
Faisal Johandi, Sreedharan Sechachalam
PURPOSE: We evaluate the clinical and functional outcome of open primary repair of acute TFCC tears in distal radius fracture, when there is gross intraoperative distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability after fixation of the distal radius, in the absence of an ulnar styloid fracture or when the ulnar fracture fragment is too small to be fixed. METHODS: A retrospective review of our institution's distal radius fracture database over a 4-year period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210899/interleukin-6-as-possible-early-marker-of-stress-response-after-femoral-fracture
#5
Goran Pesic, Jovana Jeremic, Tamara Nikolic, Vladimir Zivkovic, Ivan Srejovic, Aleksandra Vranic, Jovana Bradic, Branko Ristic, Aleksandar Matic, Nikola Prodanovic, Vladimir Jakovljevic
Bone fracture healing is a complex process which at best results in full recovery of function and structure of injured bone tissue, but all the mechanisms involved in this process, and their mutual interaction, are not fully understood. Despite advancement of surgical procedures, this type of fractures is still a major public health concern. In the last few decades, a lot of attention is focused on the oxygen-free radicals and inflammatory response markers as important factors of skeletal injury. Thus, the aim of the present study was to follow the changes in redox balance and inflammatory response in elderly patients with femoral fractures during the earliest stages of fracture healing, by measuring the values of the observed markers immediately after fracture, as well as the first, third, and seventh postoperative day...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209169/vascular-impulse-technology-versus-elevation-in-the-treatment-of-posttraumatic-swelling-of-extremity-fractures-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Marc Schnetzke, Benedict Swartman, Isabel Bonnen, Holger Keil, Svenja Schüler, Paul A Grützner, Jochen Franke
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the extremities are often complicated by a variable degree of swelling secondary to hemorrhage and soft tissue injury. Patients typically require up to 7 days of inpatient bed rest and elevation to reduce swelling to an acceptable level for operative treatment with internal fixation. Alternatively, an intermittent pneumatic compression device, such as the Vascular Impulse Technology (VIT) system, can be used at the injured extremity to reduce the posttraumatic swelling...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208956/a-comprehensive-study-of-internal-distraction-plating-an-alternative-method-for-distal-radius-fractures
#7
Mohit J Jain, Kinjal J Mavani
INTRODUCTION: The management of highly comminuted distal radius fractures still remains a major treatment challenge. Articular comminution and compromised bone quality are the culprits. One novel approach is the technique of Internal Distraction Plating which involves "bridging" the fracture with the use of a standard 3.5mm plate applied dorsally in distraction from the radius, proximal to the fracture, to the long finger metacarpal distally, bypassing the comminuted segment. The plate is removed once fracture union has been achieved...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205486/isolated-dislocation-of-fourth-carpometacarpal-joint-case-report
#8
K P Venkatesh, B Sunil, N V Ankith, Anupama B R
We present a case of dislocation of the fourth carpometacarpal joint without associated fractures. This is the first case to be reported in the literature. Carpal injuries are uncommon; it is even rare for isolated carpometacarpal dislocation to occur without associated fractures. The injury is difficult to diagnose because of the swelling of the hand and may be missed on several occasions. A lateral radiograph of the wrist has been found to be mandatory to its precise diagnosis if suspected. Early recognition and anatomical reduction are essential in achieving good long-term outcomes...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205485/asymptomatic-flexor-tendon-damages-after-volar-locking-plate-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures
#9
Susumu Tokunaga, Yoshihiro Abe
BACKGROUND: To investigate asymptomatic flexor tendon damages after volar locking plate fixation of distal radius fractures in 32 wrists of 32 patients with distal radius fractures fixed using two plate types. Sixteen patients received the Acu-Loc volar distal radius plate, and the remaining 16 patients received the Aptus distal radius correction plate. METHODS: The flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon and flexor digitorum profundus were evaluated according to intraoperative findings at plate removal...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205483/plate-fixation-versus-percutaneous-pinning-for-unstable-metacarpal-fractures-a-meta-analysis
#10
Eitan Melamed, LiJin Joo, Edward Lin, Donato Perretta, John T Capo
BACKGROUND: Whether percutaneous pinning or plate fixation is more appropriate for metacarpal fractures is still open to debate. Our study purpose was to review the current literature in an attempt to determine the optimal treatment modality for metacarpal fractures on the basis of functional outcomes, radiographic outcome and rates of complications. METHODS: We selected Pubmed, Cochrane library, EMBASE and the relevant English orthopedic journals and pooled data from eligible trials including four comparative studies and one retrospective review...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205482/trans-metacarpal-screw-fixation-for-extra-articular-proximal-phalangeal-base-fractures
#11
Eichi Itadera, Takahiro Yamazaki
We developed a new internal fixation method for extra-articular fractures at the base of the proximal phalanx using a headless compression screw to achieve rigid fracture fixation through a relatively easy technique. With the metacarpophalangeal joint of the involved finger flexed, a smooth guide-pin is inserted into the intramedullary canal of the proximal phalanx through the metacarpal head and metacarpophalangeal joint. Insertion tunnels are made over the guide-pin using a cannulated drill. Then, a headless cannulated screw is placed into the proximal phalanx...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205479/finger-trauma-due-to-surfing-a-case-series-and-analysis-of-fracture-patterns
#12
A C J Ruijs, L C Langenberg, J Rezzouk
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to research the type of lesions to the hand and fingers in the sport of surfing. METHODS: All surfing related hand injuries reported to our hospital between January 2008 and September 2015 were analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patient files held a clear description of a trauma related to the surf sport. We found three finger sprains, five wounds needing suture, including one digital nerve lesion and one ring finger with flexor tendon injury, three fingertip amputations and twenty-six digital fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203011/-impact-of-apical-preparation-diameter-on-fracture-resistance-of-mandibular-premolar-roots
#13
S Y Tian, W Bai, Y H Liang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the fracture resistance of roots of mandibular premolar with different apical preparation diameters. METHODS: Sixty single-rooted single canal permanent mandibular premolar teeth extracted newly for orthodontic reason without immatureness, fracture or cracks were selected, with a curvature less than 10°, and internal length: short diameter of less than 2 at a level 5 mm from the apex. All the teeth were decoronated, leaving roots 13 mm in length...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199735/novel-gastric-mucosal-findings-in-association-with-proton-pump-inhibitors
#14
EDITORIAL
Hajime Isomoto, Hiroki Kurumi
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prescribed worldwide as the treatment of choice for gastroesophageal reflux disease, and are known to exert preventive effects for upper gastrointestinal injuries due to aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. On the other hand, the long-term use of PPIs may cause such adverse events as fractures and enteric infections. Recently, they have been associated with mucosal changes including parietal cell protrusions, oxyntic gland dilatations and fundic gland polyps (FGPs)...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196444/intra-articular-comminution-worsens-outcomes-of-distal-radial-fractures-treated-by-open-reduction-and-palmar-locking-plate-fixation
#15
J O Yoon, S L You, J K Kim
: We studied 50 patients with AO type C2 distal radial fractures and 35 with AO type C3 distal radial fractures treated by open reduction and palmar locking plate fixation. At 3-month clinical assessments, mean wrist flexion arcs, grip strengths and disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand scores were significantly better for AO type C2 fractures. At 2-year post-operative clinical assessments, mean disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand scores were significantly better for AO type C2 fractures than for AO type C3 fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194508/open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-intraarticular-fracture-of-metacarpal-head
#16
Jun-Ku Lee, Yong-Gil Jo, Ji-Woong Kim, Yun Seong Choi, Soo-Hong Han
Intraarticular fracture of the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint presents complex problems related to the sophisticated functional aspects of the hand. Injury to the metacarpal head may have a severe effect on hand function but few studies have investigated the management of this condition. In this study, we applied open reduction and internal fixation for the displaced fracture of the metacarpal head and report the clinical and radiographic outcomes of our experience. Thirteen patients (12 men, 1 woman; mean age 21 years) were included in this study, and medical records and radiographs were reviewed retrospectively...
February 13, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193139/the-relationship-between-radiological-alignment-of-united-distal-radius-fractures-and-functional-and-patient-perceived-outcomes-in-elderly-patients
#17
Erik Hohmann, Mahendrakumar Meta, Vasudev Navalgund, Kevin Tetsworth
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between radiological alignment and functional outcomes including strength, range of motion (ROM), and disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand (DASH) and patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) scores in elderly patients with united distal radius fractures. METHODS: We reviewed 118 patients (mean age of 76.2 ± 9.5 years, mean follow-up 36.3 ± 17.6 months). Outcome measures included the DASH and PRWE scores, ROM, and grip and pinch strength were measured using a validated mobile hand-held dynamometer...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193122/pathological-fracture-in-a-patient-with-an-untreated-congenital-metacarpal-synostosis
#18
S Farr, W Girsch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192270/risk-factors-for-cement-leakage-after-vertebroplasty-or-kyphoplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-published-evidence
#19
REVIEW
Yi Zhan, Jianzhong Jiang, Haifen Liao, Haitao Tan, Keqin Yang
BACKGROUND: Cement leakage is the most common complication of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. So far, the reported risk factors remain conflicting due to limited data and lack of uniform measurement and evaluation. Here, we aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of potential risk factors for cement leakage after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. METHODS: Relevant literature was retrieved using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trial Register and MEDLINE with no language restriction, supplemented by a hand-search of the reference lists of selected articles...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187907/a-correlation-analysis-of-metacarpal-phalangeal-injury-pattern-from-improvised-explosive-devices-amongst-armed-force-personnel
#20
R M T Staruch, G E Glass, A Johnson, J Hodson, S P Hettiaratchy, A R Kay, D Chester
Injuries to the hand during military combat operations, particularly from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have a significant impact on form, function, mental health and future employment but remain underreported amidst the life and limb-threatening emergencies that garner more attention. An understanding the patterns of hand injuries encountered from IEDs is crucial to optimizing reconstruction and rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to re-evaluate hand injury sustained from IED in order to understand the clinical burden for reconstruction and direct the focus for future hand protection...
January 19, 2017: Injury
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