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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295127/the-crush-index-orthopedic-trauma-as-an-economic-indicator
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Armin Arshi, Justin H Barad, Riki K Patel, J Ben Allis, Nelson F Soohoo, Eric E Johnson
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between economic activity and the incidence of high-energy orthopedic trauma. California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development patient discharge database was queried to identify monthly orthopedic trauma incidence from 1995 to 2010. Patient inclusion required 1 diagnosis code and 1 associated procedural code for fractures of the femur, tibia, ankle, pelvis, or acetabulum. Data on composite market indices, energy and transportation use, and unemployment were obtained from government sources...
March 14, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286621/variability-in-trauma-case-volume-in-orthopedic-surgery-residents
#2
Travis D Blood, Joseph A Gil, Christopher T Born, Alan H Daniels
Orthopedic trauma surgery is a critical component of resident education. Surgical case logs obtained from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Students from 2009 to 2013 for orthopedic surgery residents were examined for variability between the 90(th) and 10(th) percentiles in regards to the volume of cases performed. There was an upward trend in the mean number of cases performed by senior residents from 484.4 in 2009 to 534.5 in 2013, representing a 10.3% increase. There was a statistically significant increase in the number of cases performed for humerus/elbow, forearm/wrist, and pelvis/hip during this period (P<0...
February 20, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285481/the-highest-impact-combat-orthopedic-and-extremity-injury-articles-in-the-past-70-years-a-citation-analysis
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Jason Nam, Woo S Do, Daniel J Stinner, Joseph C Wenke, Jean A Orman, John F Kragh
The objective of this study was to identify the most-cited peer-reviewed combat orthopedic and extremity injury articles published during the past 70 years. Orthopedic trauma presents ongoing challenges to both US civilian and military healthcare personnel. Improvements in combat trauma and extremity injury survival and quality of life are the result of advances in orthopedic trauma research. The Web of Science (including Science Citation Index) was searched for the most cited articles related to combat orthopedic trauma, published from 1940 to 2013...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272187/life-interrupted-the-trauma-caregiver-experience
#4
Anna B Newcomb, Robert A Hymes
Traumatic injury frequently leads to an abrupt change in physical and psychological functioning; informal caregivers play a significant role in the recovery process in the hospital and at home. The purpose of this study was to describe the range of stressors and burdens experienced by orthopedic trauma family caregivers in the acute care setting, as well as responses and strategies employed. Qualitative, in-depth interviews were conducted in the hospital with 12 family caregivers of severely injured orthopedic trauma patients...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268001/return-to-duty-following-combat-related-multi-ligamentous-knee-injury
#5
Aaron E Barrow, Andrew J Sheean, Travis C Burns
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective cohort study characterized injury patterns, treatment practices, and identified the return to duty (RTD) rate following combat-related multi-ligament knee injuries (MLKI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated injury characteristics and treatment methods of 46 military service members who had sustained a MLKI during combat activity. The primary clinical outcome measure was ability to return to active military duty. Secondary outcomes included subjective pain score, knee motion, knee instability, and use of ambulatory assistive device...
February 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262985/smith-s-fracture-generally-occurs-after-falling-on-the-palm-of-the-hand
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Yusuke Matsuura, Tomoyuki Rokkaku, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Takane Suzuki, Aya Tanaka, Tomoyo Akasaka, Naoya Hirosawa, Maki Iwase, Atsuro Yamazaki, Sumihisa Orita, Seiji Ohtori
Orthopedic trauma surgeons often encounter Smith's fracture in patients who report that they have fallen on the palms of their hands. The aim of this study was to clarify the pathogenesis of Smith's fracture in basic clinical aspects. First, a survey was conducted for investigating the mechanism of injury and arm position at the time of injury among patients with Smith's fractures who consulted at our outpatient clinic. Second, we created three-dimensional finite element models (FEMs) to predict the influence of arm position on the type of injury resulting from a fall...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255503/outcome-and-2-year-survival-rate-in-elderly-patients-with-lateral-compression-fractures-of-the-pelvis
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Andreas Höch, Orkun Özkurtul, Philipp Pieroh, Christoph Josten, Jörg Böhme
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporotic pelvic ring fractures are a rising problem for surgeons in industrialized countries. There is no evidence-based treatment strategy especially for lateral compression (LC) fractures involving the sacrum. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare outcome and survival rate of nonoperative and operative treatment strategies for lateral compression fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, 128 patients (aged ≥65 years) with an Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) types B2...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255261/validation-of-the-french-version-of-the-patterns-of-activity-measure-in-patients-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain
#8
Charles Benaim, Bertrand Léger, Philippe Vuistiner, François Luthi
Background. The "Patterns of Activity Measure" (POAM-P) is a self-administered questionnaire that assesses "avoidance", "pacing" and "overdoing" activity patterns in chronic pain patients. Objectives. To adapt the POAM-P to French ("POAM-P/F") and test its validity and reliability in Chronic Musculo-Skeletal Pain patients (CMSP). Methods. We followed the recommended procedure for translation of questionnaires. Five hundred and ninety five inpatients, admitted to a tertiary rehab center in the French-speaking part of Switzerland for chronic pain after orthopedic trauma, were included (sex ratio M/F = 4...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253940/how-to-choose-between-the-implant-materials-steel-and-titanium-in-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-part-1-mechanical-aspects
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S M Perren, P Regazzoni, A A Fernandez
When choosing between metal implants of different materials the surgeon mainly needs to balance the pros and cons of steel and titanium. Economic constraints often do not permit both to be kept in stock and it is necessary to decide beforehand which to choose. The arguments for the use of the "preferred metal" vary. The present paper elucidates the practical aspects based on the complex scientific background that has identified the differences between the two metals in their mechanical, electrochemical, biological and application behavior...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245906/definition-of-infection-after-fracture-fixation-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-to-evaluate-current-practice
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W J Metsemakers, K Kortram, M Morgenstern, T F Moriarty, I Meex, R Kuehl, S Nijs, R G Richards, M Raschke, O Borens, S L Kates, C Zalavras, P V Giannoudis, M H J Verhofstad
INTRODUCTION: One of the most challenging musculoskeletal complications in modern trauma surgery is infection after fracture fixation (IAFF). Although infections are clinically obvious in many cases, a clear definition of the term IAFF is crucial, not only for the evaluation of published research data but also for the establishment of uniform treatment concepts. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the definitions used in the scientific literature to describe infectious complications after internal fixation of fractures...
February 20, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237089/use-of-aromatherapy-to-promote-a-therapeutic-nurse-environment
#11
Kari Johnson, Toni West, Shelly Diana, Jodi Todd, Brianna Haynes, Judy Bernhardt, Roberta Johnson
BACKGROUND: Workplace stress can affect nurse satisfaction. Aroma therapy as a therapeutic use of essential oil can be beneficial in reducing stress. PURPOSE: Assess perceived stress pre-post introduction of Essential Oil Lavender among registered nurses, charge nurses, and patient care technicians in a trauma intensive care unit, surgical specialty care unit and an orthopedic trauma unit. METHODS: Pre-post intervention with a quasi-experimental design...
February 22, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198794/open-tibia-shaft-fractures-and-soft-tissue-coverage-the-effects-of-management-by-an-orthopedic-trauma-microsurgical-team
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
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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
#18
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
#20
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
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