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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118993/soft-tissue-evidence-of-head-injury-in-infants-and-young-children-is-ct-head-examination-justified
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S Zaman, P H Logan, C Landes, S Harave
AIM: To determine whether it is justified to undertake a computed tomography (CT) examination of the head in children under 1 year of age who present with a bruise, swelling, or laceration of >5 cm following head injury in children presenting to a paediatric accident and emergency (A&E) department in the northwest of England. Further aims were to determine whether there was any justification for performing a CT head examination for children with soft-tissue injuries measuring <5 cm, or for children >1 year with evidence of soft-tissue injury, but without any other concerning feature...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110839/complications-associated-with-the-treatment-of-fractures-of-the-dentate-portion-of-the-mandible-in-paediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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A N Bobrowski, M A Torriani, C L Sonego, P H deA Carvalho, L K Post, O L Chagas Júnior
This study aimed to answer the following question: What is the best treatment option for fractures of the dentate portion of the mandible in paediatric patients when considering the occurrence of postoperative complications? A systematic literature review was done using the PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane Library databases, and 1186 articles on the topic were found. Twelve of these articles were included in the final review after the full texts had been read. A sample of 178 paediatric patients was obtained. In the six cases in which treatment was surgery with titanium plate fixation, there were no postoperative complications, whereas in the 141 cases in which treatment was surgery with biodegradable plates, there were 12 postoperative complications, and in the 31 cases in which treatment was non-surgical, there were three postoperative complications...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108441/child-with-multiple-fractures-a-rare-presentation-of-a-common-disease
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Filipa Dias Costa, Carla Maia, Susana Almeida, Ricardo Ferreira
Bone fractures are not uncommon in paediatric age. However, when recurrent, an underlying clinical condition must not be excluded. We describe the case of a boy aged 7 years, referred for investigation of recurrent bone fractures. Personal and family histories were unremarkable. Physical examination was normal. Almost all primary bone disorders were excluded. Additional laboratory investigations ruled out the majority of secondary causes of bone fragility. Coeliac disease (CD) serologies, however, were positive, and duodenal biopsies confirmed this diagnosis (Marsh III B)...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088941/fracture-union-in-percutaneous-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures
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Ramji Lal Sahu, Rajni Ranjan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College from June 2005 to June 2010. Sixty-six children having closed fracture of the tibial shaft with a mean age of 7.7 years (range, 2-14 years) were recruited from emergency and outpatient department. They were treated with percutaneous intramedullary Kirschner wires...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053378/reverse-v-osteotomy-and-treatment-of-cubitus-varus-deformity-results-and-experience
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Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Ajay Kumar Verma, Rishi Dwivedi, Satya Prakash Singh, Suresh Chandra Gaur
INTRODUCTION: Cubitus varus is a most common repercussion of malunited supracondylar fracture of humerus in paediatric age group. Initially, valgus osteotomies were in trend, but due to higher rate of complications, these procedures are not in trends today, as they were earlier. Here, we are sharing our experience and results of reverse V osteotomy done for cubitus varus. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Reverse V osteotomy was done on 20 patients of cubitus varus (due to malunited supracondylar fracture of humerus)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050457/evaluation-of-clinical-outcomes-of-management-of-paediatric-bone-forearm-fractures-using-titanium-elastic-nailing-system-a-prospective-study-of-50-cases
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Rajesh Kapila, Rakesh Sharma, Ankush Chugh, Mahesh Goyal
INTRODUCTION: Forearm fractures are common injuries in children. In older children, there management is difficult due to increased chances of re-displacement after closed reduction. AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of managing paediatric forearm fractures using Titanium Elastic Nailing System (TENS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients in the age group 6 to 14 years with fractures in both bones of forearm were managed by internal fixation using TENS and prospective follow-up were done for six months...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018062/non-union-fracture-neck-femur-in-a-toddler-reconstructed-by-valgus-osteotomy-a-minimally-invasive-approach
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Amit Sharma, Anurag Tiwari, Tarun Verma, Lalit Maini
BACKGROUND: Non-union is one of the devastating complications of fracture neck of femur. Though a very rarely encountered entity in a toddler (1-3 years paediatric age group), non-united femoral neck fractures are reported in developing countries because of mismanagement by quacks and delay in referrals. For operative treatment, many different procedures have been described, including close/open reduction and internal fixation using K-wires, cannulated screws, fibula or nails. There is no evidence in the literature that one or other implant influences the rate of postoperative complications, such as avascular femoral head necrosis or coxa vara...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905183/mini-c-arm-faster-cheaper-safer
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Tom J Gieroba, Nicole Williams, Georgia Antoniou, Peter J Cundy
BACKGROUND: Mini C-arm image intensifiers (IIs) are promoted to permit lower radiation dose than traditional IIs with a lower purchase price and without the need for a radiographer, saving time. In real-world usage, radiation dose is not always lower. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data for 620 children undergoing forearm fracture reduction in theatre was undertaken. Imaging was performed with the Fluoroscan mini C-arm or a comparison traditional II...
November 30, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879185/-an-integrated-approach-including-paediatric-and-forensic-medical-expertise-on-suspicion-of-child-abuse
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M C M Schouten, W A Karst, H F van der Stel, A H Teeuw, E M van de Putte
A false accusation of child abuse has a major impact on child and family. Conversely, a missed diagnosis of child abuse may have significant and lifelong consequences for the child. For health professionals the assessment of the nature of the injury and differentiating between accidental and inflicted injury, disease manifestation or a physiological phenomenon can be challenging. For adequate determination of the cause of injury, an integrated approach including paediatric knowledge and forensic medical expertise is essential...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865726/-falls-in-less-than-one-year-old-infants-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Elena Rubio García, Ana Jiménez de Domingo, Rafael Marañon Pardillo, Miriam Triviño Rodríguez, Luis Alberto Frontado Haiek, Nuria Gilabert Iriondo, Francesc Ripoll Oliveras, Cristina Remón García, Gloria Estopiña Ferrer, Cristina Muñoz López
OBJECTIVES: A study was performed in order to describe injuries associated with falls in children aged <1 year who attended the emergency department. The approaches used were examined, as well as the factors associated with the greater use of these approaches, and the management of the patient. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicentre, descriptive and analytical study that included all patients aged <1 year who had experienced a fall for which they attended the emergency departments of one of 8 Spanish Hospitals belonging to the "Unintentional Paediatric Injury Working Group" of the Spanish Paediatric Society...
November 16, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832017/elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-in-paediatric-forearm-fractures-the-rate-of-open-reduction-and-complications
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Daoud Makki, Hosam E Matar, Mark Webb, David M Wright, Leroy A James, David M Ricketts
The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of open reduction and complications of elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) in treating unstable diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. We performed a retrospective review of a consecutive series of 102 paediatric patients with a mean age of 9 years (range: 7-14 years) who underwent ESIN of unstable closed forearm fractures at three different centres. Closed reduction of one or both bones was achieved in 68 (67%) patients and open reduction was required in 34 (33%) patients...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804078/assessment-of-the-2d-4d-ratio-in-aggression-related-injuries-in-children-attending-a-paediatric-emergency-department
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D E O'Briain, P H Dawson, J C Kelly, P Connolly
BACKGROUND: The 2D:4D ratio is a sexually dimorphic trait. A lower ratio is correlated with sporting prowess, successful financial trading, risk taking behaviour, aggression, and aggression-related injuries, such as the fifth metacarpal fractures. AIMS: We aimed to assess if the ratio correlates to skeletally immature patient aggression. METHODS: Radiology reports were searched for the terms "5th metacarpal" or "boxer". Of 537 X-rays, 142 had fractures...
November 1, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797872/a-comparison-of-pain-assessment-by-physicians-parents-and-children-in-an-outpatient-setting
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Christina Brudvik, Svein-Denis Moutte, Valborg Baste, Tone Morken
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to compare pain assessments by patients, parents and physicians in children with different medical conditions, and analyse how this affected the physicians' administration of pain relief. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 243 children aged 3-15 years treated at Bergen Accident and Emergency Department (ED) in 2011. The child patient's pain intensity was measured using age-adapted scales while parents and physicians did independent numeric rating scale (NRS) assessments...
October 25, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790536/meyer-s-muscle-pedicle-bone-graft-a-novel-procedure-in-treatment-of-neglected-fracture-neck-of-femur-in-pediatric-age-group-a-case-report
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Manjunath S Daragad, K M Ponnanna, Sunil Mannual
Meyers muscle pedicle graft has been used in delayed presentation and non-union of neck femur fracture in adults with good results. Delayed presentation or non-union neck femur in children is not uncommon in children. Subtrochanteric valgus osteotomy with or without fixation has been suggested with varying results. We present meyers muscle graft being used in paediatric age group with excellent result at 3 years follow-up. There are limited report literature of meyers muscle pedicle graft being used in children...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768215/refixation-allograft-and-adjuvant-cell-therapy-to-treat-nonunion-of-the-femoral-neck-in-a-child
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Marina Magnani, Giovanni Trisolino, Stefano Stilli
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic posttraumatic nonunion is a rare condition in children; the treatment of this complication is still controversial in this peculiar population. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a subcapital type II femoral neck fracture, in a 12-year-old boy, which was initially treated by internal fixation and subsequently went on to a nonunion at the femoral neck, in absence of infection or other disease.1 year after index surgery we performed surgical debridement and refixation with plate and bone allograft, added with autologous bone marrow aspiration concentrate (BMAC) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)...
November 10, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761186/paediatric-post-traumatic-osseous-cystic-lesion-following-a-distal-radial-fracture
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Joey Chan Yiing Beh, Ehab Shaban Mahmoud Hamouda
Post-traumatic osseous cystic lesions are a rare complication in children. An aetiology of intramedullary fat seepage through the damaged bone cortex and its entrapment within the subperiosteum has been proposed. These lesions run a benign course and usually resolve spontaneously. The presence of fatty marrow gives it a distinct appearance which aids in its diagnosis and differentiation from other bone lesions. This case demonstrates a fat-fluid level within the subperiosteal cystic lesion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and this is a typical feature of post-traumatic cystic lesion in a child...
July 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672641/small-bowel-entrapment-and-ureteropelvic-junction-disruption-associated-with-l3-chance-fracture-dislocation
#17
Sebastien Pesenti, Benjamin Blondel, Alice Faure, Emilie Peltier, Franck Launay, Jean-Luc Jouve
Paediatric Chance fracture are rare lesions but often associated with abdominal injuries. We herein present the case of a seven years old patient who sustained an entrapment of small bowel and an ureteropelvic disruption associated with a Chance fracture and spine dislocation following a traffic accident. Initial X-rays and computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a Chance fracture with dislocation of L3 vertebra, with an incarceration of a small bowel loop in the spinal canal and a complete section of the left lumbar ureter...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666293/management-of-csf-leak-in-base-of-skull-fractures-in-adults
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See Yung Phang, Kathrin Whitehouse, Lucy Lee, Hisham Khalil, Paul McArdle, Peter C Whitfield
AIMS: CSF leaks are not uncommon after a base of skull fracture. Currently there is no standardised algorithm for the investigation and management of post-traumatic CSF leaks. In this paper we aim to provide an evidence-based framework for managing post-traumatic CSF leaks. METHODS: We searched the English literature over the past 45 years using CINAHL, EMBASE and MEDLINE for the terms (1) post-traumatic CSF leaks or fistulas, and (2) basilar or base of skull fractures, but excluded papers on post-operative and non-traumatic CSF leaks, and papers on paediatric post- traumatic CSF leaks...
December 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646317/successful-stabilisation-of-a-type-iii-paediatric-tibial-eminence-fracture-using-a-tensioned-wire-technique
#19
Matthew Archer, Tom Parkin, Mark David Latimer
We report the case of an 11-year-old boy presenting with a type III tibial eminence fracture. The fracture fragment was reduced arthroscopically. Two 1.6 mm retrograde K-wires were inserted from the tibial metaphysis across the physis and into the fracture fragment using a standard anterior cruciate ligament tibial tunnel guide. Once the wires were clearly visible within the joint the tips were bent over by ∼120°. The wires were then tensioned around a single small fragment screw inserted into the tibial metaphysis...
September 19, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622613/a-prospective-randomised-non-blinded-comparison-of-conventional-and-dorgan-s-crossed-pins-for-paediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures
#20
Sinisa Dučić, Vladimir Radlović, Bojan Bukva, Zoran Radojičić, Goran Vrgoč, Iva Brkić, Tatjana Jaramaz Dučić, Hari Jurdana, Dusan Abramović, Nikola Bojović, Lovro Štefan
BACKGROUND: Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning are the preferred treatment of displaced supracondylar humeral fractures in children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the non-standard Dorgan's method and compare its results with those of the standard percutaneous cross pinning method in treatment of unstable or irreducible Gartland type II and III supracondylar humeral fractures in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective evaluation of 138 consecutive patients with Gartland type II or III extension supracondylar humeral fractures referred to University Children's Hospital during a four-year period...
November 2016: Injury
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