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Sarel R van Amstel, David E Anderson, Ricardo Videla
CASE DESCRIPTION 3 Angus bulls, aged 2 to 3 years, with severe lameness of 2 to 4 weeks' duration and swelling proximal to the coronary band of the affected limb were evaluated after failing to respond to antimicrobial treatment. CLINICAL FINDINGS Septic arthritis of a distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) was diagnosed in all 3 bulls on the basis of results of a physical examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluations of the affected foot, and cytologic evaluation of synovial fluid from the affected DIPJ...
April 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Takumi Matsumoto, Christopher E Gross, Selene G Parekh
Distal Chevron osteotomy is a well-established surgical procedure for mild to moderate hallux valgus deformity. Many methods have been described for fixation of osteotomy site; secure fixation, enabling large displacement of the metatarsal head, is one of the essentials of this procedure. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the short-term radiographic outcome of a distal Chevron osteotomy using an intramedullary plate for the correction of hallux valgus deformity. The present study evaluated 37 patients (40 feet) who underwent distal Chevron osteotomy using an intramedullary plate by periodic radiographs obtained preoperatively and at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months postoperatively...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
G C Brombini, S C Rahal, B C Schimming, I F C Santos, M H Tsunemi, M J Mamprim, L S Alves, A L Filadelpho, C R Teixeira
This study aimed to describe the radiographic anatomy and osteology and to evaluate angular radiographic measurements-Norberg angle, inclination angle and anteversion angle-of the pelvic limbs in free-ranging capybaras. Twenty cadavers of free-ranging capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), including five adults and 15 subadults, were studied. Ventrodorsal, craniocaudal, dorsoplantar and mediolateral radiographic views of the pelvic limbs were obtained. The radiographic features were described together with bone samples...
March 1, 2018: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
U Hagag, M G Tawfiek
The aims of the present study were to describe the normal ultrasonographic, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) appearances of the bovine metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal (MCP/MTP) joints and to assess the normal cross-sectional dimensions of the superficial (SDFT) and deep (DDFT) digital flexor tendons. A systematic ultrasound examination was performed on the MCP/MTP joints of 22 healthy cattle and two bovine cadavers, and the cross-sectional dimensions of the SDFT and DDFT were recorded...
March 2018: Veterinary Journal
Kenichiro Nakajima
Arthroscopic treatments for the first metatarsophalangeal joint have not spread fully owing to a number of factors. First, in the common arthroscopic view, the joint is observed from above, which makes the structures difficult to grasp and the dorsal aspect of the joint difficult to visualize and treat. Second, techniques for widening the view have not yet been reported. Third, the portals necessary for observation and treatment with hallux sesamoids have not yet been established. Finally, techniques for detecting the sesamoids have not been previously reported...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Lin Xu, Wei-Kun Hou, Peng Xu
Fabella is a common sesamoid bone. In recent years, people have paid more attention to its anatomic location, distribution characteristics in crow, importance in stabilizing knee joint and related diseases. This article reviews the anatomy, distribution and the relationship between the calf bone and the knee joint diseases, so as to strengthen the attention of the bones in the diagnosis and treatment of knee diseases.
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
A D Nicholson, J O Sanders, R W Liu, D R Cooperman
Purpose: We investigate the thenar and plantar sesamoids as markers of skeletal maturity, and grade appearance using two scales, a binary system (absent or present), and an analogue system that relies upon judging regular changes in morphological appearance. Methods: We studied 94 healthy children (49 female and 45 male patients) between ages three and 18 years who had approximately 700 serially acquired sets of radiographs and physical examinations. The children had at least annual radiographs taken of the left hand and left foot...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Samuel K K Ling, Tun Hing Lui
PURPOSE: This study aims to review the long-term efficacy of the endoscopy-assisted distal soft-tissue procedure (EDSTP) and to see whether operative correction can be maintained for >10 years. METHODS: All hallux valgus cases undergoing EDSTP from 2000 to 2006 were recruited. Preoperative, postoperative, and 10-year follow-up x-rays were analyzed. A pain score from the preoperative and >10-year follow-up was recorded. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) hallux score and Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) were measured at the >10-year follow-up...
February 15, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Konstantinos Tsikopoulos, Periklis Papaioannou, Dimitrios Kitridis, Dimitris Mavridis, Dimitrios Georgiannos
PURPOSE: The conventional surgical treatment of moderate to severe hallux valgus (HV) deformity includes proximal metatarsal osteotomies (PMOs). Recent evidence suggests that the extension of indications for distal metatarsal osteotomies (DMOs) may result in comparable outcomes. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of proximal with that of distal metatarsal osteotomies for moderate to severe HV deformity. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus, and CENTRAL up to 25 July 2017...
February 10, 2018: International Orthopaedics
M J Welck, D Singh, N Cullen, A Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Little is understood about the role that relative sesamoid displacement and chondral wear have on outcome after hallux valgus (HV) surgery. All existing methods to evaluate relative sesamoid displacement have limitations and furthermore, there have been no radiographic studies evaluating metatarso-sesamoid joint wear. Standing CT scan circumvents many of the existing problems in evaluation of relative sesamoid displacement, and also enables the first radiographic study assessing metatarso-sesamoid joint wear...
March 22, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Jun Young Choi, Hee Chan Ahn, Sang Hee Kim, Si Young Lee, Jin Soo Suh
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and distal chevron metatarsal osteotomy (DCMO) for young female patients with mild-to-moderate juvenile hallux valgus deformity. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the radiographs and clinical findings of young female patients with mild-to-moderate juvenile hallux valgus who underwent MIS (25 feet) or DCMO (30 feet). In 12 of 25 MIS feet, 2.0-mm bio-absorbable pins were used as an additional fixation device crossing the osteotomy site, and 1...
December 23, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Tetsuya Sato, Akimoto Nimura, Reiko Yamaguchi, Koji Fujita, Atsushi Okawa, Keiichi Akita
PURPOSE: To identify the layered relationship anatomically between the musculotendinous structures of the adductor pollicis, the ulnar collateral ligament, and the capsule of the metacarpophalangeal joint in terms of understanding the pathomechanism of a Stener lesion. METHODS: We macroscopically analyzed 37 cadaveric thumbs to identify the intramuscular tendon of the adductor pollicis and bony attachments of the joint capsule including the ulnar collateral ligament...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Rollin K Daniel, Peter Palhazi
Background: In 1971, Janeke and Wright1 published a now classic study on the support of the nasal tip in which they found four areas of anatomic support. These findings led to the "tripod concept" of tip support. Recently, surgeons have begun repairing and/or preserving the nasal ligaments as a method to control tip projection and rotation. Therefore, a reassessment of the nasal ligaments and tip support is warranted. Objectives: The present study was done to investigate the ligamentous and structural support of the nasal tip...
January 23, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Sophie Regnault, Vivian R Allen, Kyle P Chadwick, John R Hutchinson
The patella ("kneecap") is a biomechanically important feature of the tendinous insertion of the knee extensor muscles, able to alter the moment arm lengths between its input and output tendons, and so modify the mechanical advantage of the knee extensor muscle. However, patellar gearing function is little-explored outside of humans, and the patella is often simplified or ignored in biomechanical models. Here, we investigate patellar gearing and kinematics in the ostrich-frequently used as an animal analogue to human bipedal locomotion and unusual in its possession of two patellae at the knee joint...
April 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological and Integrative Physiology
Young Rak Choi, Sang-June Lee, Jun Hyun Kim, Tae Ho Kim, Chi Hoon Oh
BACKGROUND: Incomplete sesamoid reduction is a potential risk factor for the recurrence of hallux valgus. The purpose of this study was to radiologically investigate changes in sesamoid position after chevron osteotomy and the open lateral soft tissue procedure. METHODS: Sixty-eight feet that underwent operative correction for hallux valgus deformity were reviewed consecutively. The hallux valgus angle (HVA), first to second intermetatarsal angle (IMA), tibial sesamoid position (TSP), distance of the fibular sesamoid (DFS), and translation of the metatarsal head (TMH) were evaluated preoperatively and at final follow-up...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
C Vanlerberghe, N Boutry, F Petit
The patella is a sesamoid bone, crucial for knee stability. When absent or hypoplastic, recurrent knee subluxations, patello-femoral dysfunction and early gonarthrosis may occur. Patella hypoplasia/agenesis may be isolated or observed in syndromic conditions, either as the main clinical feature (Nail-Patella syndrome, Small Patella syndrome), as a clue feature which can help diagnosis assessment, or as a background feature that may be disregarded. Even in the latter, the identification of patella anomalies is important for an appropriate patient management...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Genetics
Seung Yeol Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sonya Ahmed, Seungbum Koo, Dong-Wan Kang, Kyoung Min Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the radiographic measurements associated with the progression of hallux valgus during at least 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: Seventy adult patients with hallux valgus who were followed for at least 2 years and underwent weightbearing foot radiography were included. Radiographic measurements included the hallux valgus angle (HVA), hallux interphalangeal angle, intermetatarsal angle (IMA), metatarsus adductus angle, distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA), tibial sesamoid position, anteroposterior (AP) talo-first metatarsal angle, and lateral talo-first metatarsal angle...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Kaissar Yammine
Digital sesamoids are found in the metapodial-phalangeal joints of most mammals and quadrupedal tetrapods, yet their functional significance is still unclear. During primate evolution, a slight decline in their frequency has been associated with brachiation in gibbons, followed by a quasi-complete absence in orangutans then a slight resurgence occurred in gorillas and chimpanzees. Simultaneously, forearm muscles showed a progressive division in hominoid evolution towards a more "individualistic" musculature yielding more mobility and independence to some fingers...
January 3, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
Regina C Fiacco, Garen M Ream, Charlotte Wilson, R Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas, Piotr B Kozlowski, Anthony C DiLandro, Kevin T Jules, Anthony V D'Antoni
There is heterogeneity in the literature regarding the anatomy, exact location, and definition of the intersesamoid ligament (IL). Anatomic knowledge of the IL and its variations are important for surgeons who undertake corrective surgery for hallux abducto valgus (HAV). The IL was dissected in 16 feet from 32 formalin-fixed cadavers (12 females, four males; mean age at death, 76.6 years) to examine its morphology. The length, width, and thickness of its constituent bands were recorded with a digital caliper...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
L Meacock, N L Petrova, Ana Donaldson, A Isaac, A Briody, R Ramnarine, M E Edmonds, D A Elias
There are no accepted methods to grade bone marrow oedema (BMO) and fracture on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in Charcot osteoarthropathy. The aim was to devise semiquantitative BMO and fracture scores on foot and ankle MRI scans in diabetic patients with active osteoarthropathy and to assess the agreement in using these scores. Three radiologists assessed 45 scans (Siemens Avanto 1.5T, dedicated foot and ankle coil) and scored independently twenty-two bones (proximal phalanges, medial and lateral sesamoids, metatarsals, tarsals, distal tibial plafond, and medial and lateral malleoli) for BMO (0-no oedema, 1-oedema < 50% of bone volume, and 2-oedema > 50% of bone volume) and fracture (0-no fracture, 1-fracture, and 2-collapse/fragmentation)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
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