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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198794/open-tibia-shaft-fractures-and-soft-tissue-coverage-the-effects-of-management-by-an-orthopedic-trauma-microsurgical-team
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James VandenBerg, Daniel Osei, Martin I Boyer, Michael J Gardner, William M Ricci, Amanda Spraggs-Hughes, Christopher McAndrew
OBJECTIVES: To compare the timing of soft-tissue (flap) coverage and occurrence of complications before and after the establishment of an integrated orthopedic trauma/microsurgical team. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort StudySETTING:: A single level 1 trauma centerPATIENTS:: 28 subjects (13 pre- and 15 post-integration) with open tibia shaft fractures (OTA/AO 42A, 42B, 42C) treated with flap coverage between January 2009 and March 2015. INTERVENTION: Flap coverage for open tibia shaft fractures treated before ("pre-integration") and after ("post-integration") implementation of an integrated orthopedic trauma/microsurgical team...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134049/outcomes-after-orthopedic-trauma
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Michael Suk, Monica Daigl, Richard E Buckley, Dean G Lorich, David L Helfet, Beate Hanson
BACKGROUND: Clinical orthopedic research needs better ability to assess patient expectations with regard to orthopedic trauma surgery outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate to which extent patient expectations prior to surgery could be met after surgery. METHODS: Patients (≥18 years) with surgical ankle fractures were prospectively recruited at 5 orthopedic trauma clinics in the United States (USA), Canada, and Brazil and followed up for 12 months...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116449/-treatment-of-femoral-shaft-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents-%C3%A2-50%C3%A2-kg-a%C3%A2-retrospective-multicenter-trial
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M Rapp, R Kraus, P Illing, D W Sommerfeldt, M M Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Operative treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the femur in older children and adolescents remains controversial due to multiple surgical options and higher complication rates in single-center studies compared to younger children. This retrospective multicenter study aimed to register early and late complications in day-by-day treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen hospitals with particular expertise in pediatric orthopedic trauma participated in this study...
January 23, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110030/high-morbidity-and-mortality-after-lower-extremity-injuries-in-malawi-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-905-patients
#4
Maganizo B Chagomerana, Jared Tomlinson, Sven Young, Mina C Hosseinipour, Leonard Banza, Clara N Lee
INTRODUCTION: A lower extremity injury can be a devastating event in low-income countries due to limited access to surgical care. Its incidence, treatment patterns, and outcomes, however, have not been well-described. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled all patients admitted with lower extremity trauma to a tertiary hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi between October 2010 and September 2011. Patients with a lower extremity injury but primarily admitted for unrelated reasons were excluded...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103852/stiffness-of-the-locking-compression-plate-as-an-external-fixator-for-treating-distal-tibial-fractures-a-biomechanics-study
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Wei Liu, Lihui Yang, Xiaochuan Kong, Likun An, Gang Hong, Zicheng Guo, Lei Zang
BACKGROUND: Locking compress plate, as external fixator, is an attractive technique for distal tibial fracture treatment. But it still remains unclear whether the external LCP has sufficient stiffness. Thus, the present study aims to make a comprehensive evaluation of the stiffness of external locking compress plate when it is used as an external fixator in distal tibial fractures treatment. METHODS: Composite tibia was used to simulate distal tibia fracture (Orthopedic Trauma Association type 43 A3 fracture)...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089796/correlation-between-obesity-and-severity-of-distal-radius-fractures
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C Acosta-Olivo, J C Gonzalez-Saldivar, G Villarreal-Villarreal, A Torres-Botello, E Gomez-Garcia, Y Tamez-Mata, V Peña-Martinez
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of obesity has increased significantly worldwide. Our hypothesis was that patients with obesity have a more severe distal radius fracture and we realized a study to evaluate this correlation between obesity and severity of distal radius fractures caused by low-energy injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 114 patients with distal radius fracture were examined in a cross-sectional, observational study. Fractures were classified according to the international AO-Müller/Orthopedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA) classification in order to determine the severity...
January 9, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079740/venous-thromboembolism-among-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-patients-a-database-analysis
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Daniel Guzman, Samir Sabharwal, Caixia Zhao, Sanjeev Sabharwal
Using the 2012 Kids Inpatient Database, we assessed records of pediatric patients (<21 years old) with fractures of the upper limb, lower limb, spine, pelvis, and multiple locations and calculated the overall prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and associated potential risk factors. 387 (0.68%) of 57 183 patients with one or more fractures were diagnosed with VTE. Children sustaining fractures of the axial skeleton and those with multiple fractures had a higher prevalence of VTE than those with isolated extremity fractures...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064351/orthopedic-trauma-surgery-and-hospital-cost-analysis-in-refugees-the-effect-of-the-syrian-civil-war
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Alkan Bayrak, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the musculoskeletal injury types, injury mechanisms, surgical techniques and treatment costs of Syrian refugees. METHODS: Totally 158 patients (67 female, 91 male) treated in our clinic in 34 months period between January 2012 and October 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 39.3 years (range: 18-82 years). The patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, location and type of fracture, presence of accompanying injuries, injury severity score, surgical technique, complications, mortality/morbidity and treatment cost...
January 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056157/evaluation-of-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-follow-up-and-impact-of-a-routine-callback-program
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Aaron J Casp, Jodi Wells, Russell Holzgrefe, David Weiss, David Kahler, Seth R Yarboro
A high rate of patients lost to follow-up is a common problem in orthopedic trauma surgery. This adversely affects the ability to produce accurate clinical outcomes research. The purpose of this project was to (1) evaluate the rate of loss to follow-up at an academic level I trauma center; (2) identify the patient-reported reasons for loss to follow-up; and (3) evaluate the efficacy of a routine patient callback program. All patients who underwent surgery in the orthopedic trauma division of the University of Virginia Medical Center from April 1, 2014, to September 30, 2014, and did not complete their postoperative clinic follow-up were analyzed...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029391/off-hour-surgery-among-orthopedic-subspecialties-at-an-urban-quaternary-care-level-1-trauma-center
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Amanda Lans, Stein J Janssen, David Ring
PURPOSE: We sought to determine and quantify which subspecialties of orthopedic surgeons are operating off hours in an urban, quaternary-care, level 1 trauma center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used our clinical registry to identify 43,211 orthopedic surgeries performed between January 2008 and December 2011. Our outcome measures were the number and proportion of off-hour surgeries performed as well as the number and proportion of off-hours per subspecialty. The denominators were the total number of surgeries and the total number of surgical hours worked per subspecialty...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009617/health-literacy-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients
#11
Filip Cosic, Lara Kimmel, Elton Edwards
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the level of health literacy in a post-operative orthopaedic trauma population, and evaluate the efficacy of a simple pre discharge discussion strategy, targeted at improving health literacy. DESIGN: A pre-post intervention study was conducted from April 2014 until January 2015. SETTING: Academic Level 1 trauma centre. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety consecutive orthopaedic trauma patients with operatively managed lower limb fractures were recruited...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005107/prevalence-of-low-vitamin-d-levels-in-patients-with-orthopedic-trauma
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Michael A Hood, Yvonne M Murtha, Gregory J Della Rocca, James P Stannard, David A Volgas, Brett D Crist
Low levels of serum vitamin D have been linked to numerous musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal conditions. Vitamin D deficiency appears relatively high among various patient subpopulations, including patients with fracture nonunion. We conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in a large population of patients with orthopedic trauma. The study included all patients who were over age 18 years, had no risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, and were treated for an acute fracture at a Level 1 trauma center...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990193/does-weather-matter-the-effect-of-weather-patterns-and-temporal-factors-on-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-volume
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Kristin S Livingston, Patricia E Miller, Anneliese Lierhaus, Travis H Matheney, Susan T Mahan
OBJECTIVES: Orthopaedists often speculate how weather and school schedule may influence pediatric orthopedic trauma volume, but few studies have examined this. This study aims to determine: how do weather patterns, day, month, season and public school schedule influence the daily frequency of pediatric orthopedic trauma consults and admissions? METHODS: With IRB approval, orthopedic trauma data from a level 1 pediatric trauma center, including number of daily orthopedic trauma consults and admissions, were collected from July 2009 to March 2012...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986236/surgical-management-and-reconstruction-training-smart-course-for-international-orthopedic-surgeons
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Hao-Hua Wu, Kushal R Patel, Amber M Caldwell, R Richard Coughlin, Scott L Hansen, Joseph N Carey
BACKGROUND: The burden of complex orthopedic trauma in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is exacerbated by soft-tissue injuries, which can often lead to amputations. This study's purpose was to create and evaluate the Surgical Management and Reconstruction Training (SMART) course to help orthopedic surgeons from LMICs manage soft-tissue defects and reduce the rate of amputations. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, orthopedic surgeons from LMICs were recruited to attend a 2-day SMART course taught by plastic surgery faculty in San Francisco...
July 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903758/oprm1-and-comt-gene-gene-interaction-is-associated-with-postoperative-pain-and-opioid-consumption-after-orthopedic-trauma
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Heba Khalil, Susan M Sereika, Feng Dai, Sheila Alexander, Yvette Conley, Gary Gruen, Li Meng, Peter Siska, Ivan Tarkin, Richard Henker
BACKGROUND: mu-opioid receptor (OPRM1) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) contribute to the neurotransmission pathway of pain. COMT affects mu receptor expression and density in the brain. The aim of this study was to explore the OPRM1 and COMT interaction effects on postoperative pain and opioid consumption. METHODS: This cross-sectional exploratory study used genotype and clinical data from 153 postoperative patients. Using multiple regression analyses, four single-nucleotide polymorphisms of COMT (rs6269, rs4633, rs4818, and rs4680), their haplotypes, and diplotypes were considered for their interactions with A118G of OPRM1 regarding postoperative pain and opioid consumption...
November 30, 2016: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874908/rivaroxaban-for-thromboprophylaxis-after-nonelective-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-in-switzerland
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Pierre Hoffmeyer, Hanspeter Simmen, Marcel Jakob, Christoph Sommer, Andreas Platz, Thomas Ilchmann, Erik Grossen, Christian Ryf, Panayiotis Christofilopoulos, Michael Schueler, Michael Rud Lassen, Markus Rimle, Urs E Gasser
This study investigated the effectiveness and the outcomes of rivaroxaban vs the standard of care for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients undergoing fracture-related surgery. A total of 413 patients undergoing fracture-related surgery from 9 Swiss orthopedic and trauma centers were enrolled. The authors selected the type of venous thromboembolic prophylaxis according to standardized medical practice at the participating centers before the inclusion of patients: 208 patients received rivaroxaban and 205 received the standard of care...
November 22, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870674/impact-of-hospital-employed-physician-assistants-on-a-level-ii-community-based-orthopaedic-trauma-system
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Peter L Althausen, Steven Shannon, Brianne Owens, Daniel Coll, Michael Cvitash, Minggen Lu, Timothy J O'Mara, Timothy J Bray
OBJECTIVES: The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Orthopedic Trauma Association have released guidelines for the provision of orthopedic trauma services such as adequate stipends, designated operating rooms, ancillary staff, and guaranteed reimbursement for indigent care. One recommendation included a provision for hospital-based physician assistants (PAs). Given current reimbursement arrangements, PA collections for billable services may not meet their salary and benefit expenses...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870673/financial-impact-of-dual-vendor-matrix-pricing-and-sole-source-contracting-on-implant-costs
#18
Peter L Althausen, Joan Lapham, Lisa Mead
Implant costs comprise the largest proportion of operating room supply costs for orthopedic trauma care. Over the years, hospitals have devised several methods of controlling these costs with the help of physicians. With increasing economic pressure, these negotiations have a tremendous ability to decrease the cost of trauma care. In the past, physicians have taken no responsibility for implant pricing which has made cost control difficult. The reasons have been multifactorial. However, industry surgeon consulting fees, research support, and surgeon comfort with certain implant systems have played a large role in slowing adoption of cost-control measures...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858179/outcome-parameters-in-orthogeriatric-co%C3%A2-management%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-mini-review
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Radko Komadina, Klaus W Wendt, Gerold Holzer, Tomaž Kocjan
Recognizing hip and other fragility fractures as an adverse event of chronic geriatric conditions led to the concept of orthogeriatric co-management (OGC). OGC today represents various forms of structural cooperation between orthopedic trauma surgeons and multiprofessional geriatric teams taking care of frail elderly patients. The models are country specific. Despite several published models there are still no clear recommendations on how this service should be best organized. The 12 outcome parameters published by the Experts' Roundtable in 2013 were recommended to be used for the further assessment of different OCG models...
December 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857495/the-impact-of-resident-involvement-on-outcomes-in-orthopedic-trauma-an-analysis-of-20-090-cases
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Phillip M Mitchell, Svetlana A Gavrilova, Ashley C Dodd, Basem Attum, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
BACKGROUND: Involvement in patient care is critical in training orthopedic surgery residents for independent practice. As the focus on outcomes and quality measures intensifies, the impact of resident intraoperative involvement on patient outcomes will be increasingly scrutinized. We sought to determine the impact of residents' intraoperative participation on 30-day post-operative outcomes in the orthopedic trauma population. METHODS: A total of 20,090 patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2006 to 2013 were identified...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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