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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725502/universal-2-wrist-arthroplasty-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sandra Pfanner, Giovanni Munz, Giulia Guidi, Massimo Ceruso
Purpose  The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid- to long-term outcomes and complications in patients affected by rheumatic diseases treated with the Universal 2 (U2) total wrist arthroplasty (TWA). Methods  We reviewed, in a retrospective, noncontrolled cohort study, 22 patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who underwent U2 total wrist replacement between March 2003 and January 2014 for the treatment of 23 rheumatoid wrists with the aim of obtaining the remission of pain and a range of motion (ROM) useful for daily activities, according to the patients' demands, as an alternative to total wrist arthrodesis...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724376/sonication-contribution-to-identifying-prosthetic-joint-infection-with-ralstonia-pickettii-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rares Mircea Birlutiu, Mihai Dan Roman, Razvan Silviu Cismasiu, Sorin Radu Fleaca, Crina Maria Popa, Manuela Mihalache, Victoria Birlutiu
BACKGROUND: In the context of an increase number of primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty performed yearly, an increased risk of complication is expected. Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains the most common and feared arthroplasty complication. Ralstonia pickettii is a Gram-negative bacterium, that has also been identified in biofilms. It remains an extremely rare cause of PJI. There is no report of an identification of R. pickettii on an extracted spacer loaded with antibiotic...
July 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712173/surgical-site-infection-in-orthopaedic-implants-and-its-common-bacteria-with-their-sensitivities-to-antibiotics-in-open-reduction-internal-fixation
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Muhammad Qaisar Shah, Muhammad Shoib Zardad, Alamzeb Khan, Sajjad Ahmed, Abdus Saboor Awan, Taj Mohammad
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection in orthopaedic implants is a major problem, causing long hospital stay, cost to the patient and is a burden on health care facilities. It increases rate of nonunion, osteomyelitis, implant failure, sepsis, multiorgan dysfunction and even death. Surgical site infection is defined as pain, erythema, swelling and discharge from wound site. Surgical site infection in orthopaedic implants is more challenging to the treating orthopaedic surgeon as the causative organism is protected by a biofilm over the implant's surface...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711157/ma%C3%A3-a-trapeziometacarpal-joint-arthroplasty-clinical%C3%A2-and-radiological-outcomes-of-80-patients-with%C3%A2-more-than-6-years-of-follow-up
#4
Adriano Toffoli, Jacques Teissier
PURPOSE: Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) total joint replacement is increasingly being performed in Europe. MAÏA TMC total joint arthroplasty is a modular uncemented ball-and-socket hydroxyapatite-coated implant. This study assessed the midterm clinical and radiological results of the MAÏA TMC prosthesis. METHODS: This single-center retrospective study involved 80 patients who underwent 96 MAÏA TMC prosthesis implantations from February 2006 to April 2009, and who had a minimum of 5 years' follow-up...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693050/long-term-results-of-fixation-free-incisional-hernia-repair-using-a-tentacle-shaped-implant
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Giuseppe Amato, Giorgio Romano, Thorsten Goetze, Luca Gordini, Enrico Erdas, Fabio Medas, Piergiorgio Calò
INTRODUCTION: The fixation and the overlap of the mesh represent an open issue in incisional hernia repair. An exclusively designed prosthesis has been developed to assure a suture-free repair and a broader coverage of the abdominal wall. This study describes the long-term results of incisional hernia procedures carried out positioning a tentacle-shaped implant through a specifically developed surgical technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A proprietary symmetrically-shaped flat mesh constituted by a large central body with integrated radiating arms was used to repair incisional hernias in 68 patients...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684229/reverse-shoulder-endoprosthesis-for-pathologic-lesions-of-the-proximal-humerus-a-minimum-3-year-follow-up
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Simon Maclean, Shahbaz S Malik, Scott Evans, Jonathan Gregory, Lee Jeys
BACKGROUND: The Bayley Walker (Stanmore Implants, Elstree, UK) reversed polarity, linked shoulder replacement is designed to provide stable function in the treatment of a painful shoulder with poor soft tissue coverage. We reviewed the results of the prosthesis in destructive pathologic lesions of the proximal humerus at a United Kingdom tumor center. METHODS: We identified 8 patients (2 men, 6 women) in our database. Clinical information and functional outcome scores were collected, including range of movement, Toronto Extremity Salvage Score, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Score...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676980/clinical-and-radiological-outcome-at-10-years-of-follow-up-after-total-cervical-disc-replacement
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Christoph Mehren, Franziska Heider, Christoph J Siepe, Bernhard Zillner, Ralph Kothe, Andreas Korge, H Michael Mayer
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated that total cervical disc replacement (cTDR) represents a viable treatment alternative to the 'gold standard' anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of well-defined cervical pathologies at short- and mid-term follow-up (FU). However, the implementation and acceptance of a non-fusion philosophy is closely associated with its avoidance of adjacent segment degeneration. Proof of the functional sustainability and clinical improvement of symptoms at long-term FU is still pending...
July 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676749/preliminary-evidence-for-training-induced-changes-of-morphology-and-phantom-limb-pain
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Sandra Preißler, Désirée Thielemann, Caroline Dietrich, Gunther O Hofmann, Wolfgang H R Miltner, Thomas Weiss
The aim of this study was to investigate whether a special prosthetic training in phantom limb pain patients aimed at increasing the functional use of the prosthesis leads to neural morphological plasticity of brain structures and a reduction in phantom limb pain. For chronic pain disorders, it was shown that morphological alterations due to pain might become at least partially reversed by pain therapies. Phantom limb pain is a chronic pain disorder that is frequently followed by neural plasticity of anatomical brain structures...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674354/left-mandibular-pain-a-rare-initial-symptom-of-acute-aortic-dissection-without-coronary-obstruction
#9
Masaki Tago, Naoko E Furukawa, Rika Yamaguchi, Yoshinori Tokushima, Hidetoshi Aihara, Shu-Ichi Yamashita
An 88-year-old woman experienced sharp pain in the left mandible for a few minutes 3 days prior to hospital presentation. On the day of hospital presentation, the patient experienced similar pain and cold sweating for more than an hour early in the morning. On arrival, there was only mild discomfort ranging from the left mandible to the neck, without definite pain. Computed tomography revealed Stanford type A acute aortic dissection. Blood vessel prosthesis implantation was performed. Intraoperatively, the coronary arteries were confirmed to be intact...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666676/joint-survival-analysis-and-clinical-outcome-of-total%C3%A2-joint-arthroplasties-with-the-arpe-implant-in-the%C3%A2-treatment-of-trapeziometacarpal-osteoarthritis-with-a-minimal-follow-up-of-5-years
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Katrien Cootjans, Jeroen Vanhaecke, Marleen Dezillie, Joeri Barth, Hans Pottel, Filip Stockmans
PURPOSE: The ARPE joint arthroplasty was introduced in 1991 for the treatment of symptomatic trapeziometacarpal (TMC) osteoarthritis. The primary outcome of this prospective study is to report the medium- to long-term joint survival of this prosthesis. Our secondary outcomes are the clinical and functional results. METHODS: A prospective, consecutive case series study was done at our hand unit. Patients included in the study had at least 5 years follow-up after a total joint arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the TMC joint using the ARPE implant...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664523/a-case-of-incisional-hernia-repair-using-composix-mesh-prosthesis-after-antethoracic-pedicled-jejunal-flap-reconstruction-following-an-esophagectomy
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Atsushi Yasuda, Takushi Yasuda, Hiroaki Kato, Mitsuru Iwama, Osamu Shiraishi, Yoko Hiraki, Yumiko Tanaka, Masayuki Shinkai, Motohiro Imano, Yutaka Kimura, Haruhiko Imamoto
BACKGROUND: An incisional hernia in a case of antethoracic pedicled jejunal flap esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy is a very rare occurrence, and this hernia was distinctive in that the reconstructed jejunum had passed through the hernial orifice; a standard surgical treatment for such a presentation has not been established. Herein, we describe a case of repair using mesh prosthesis for an atypical and distinctive incisional hernia after antethoracic pedicled jejunal flap esophageal reconstruction...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662252/chronic-expanding-hematoma-after-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Wataru Ando, Kengo Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Koyama, Yoshichika Hashimoto, Hirohiko Yasui, Takashi Tsujimoto, Masaharu Aihara, Kenji Ohzono
A 76-year-old woman who underwent bilateral metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty fell 3 years after this procedure and subsequently incurred continuous pain in her buttock. Plain radiographs showed no fracture and no loosening of the hip prosthesis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an abnormal, large, thick-walled mass with heterogeneous signal intensity at the right buttock. The prerevision diagnosis was adverse reaction to metal debris. The mass was surgically resected, and the metal femoral head was replaced by a dual-mobility prosthesis...
June 29, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660477/correlation-of-serum-metal-ion-levels-with-pathological-changes-of-armd-in-failed-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-arthroplasties
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George Grammatopoulos, Mitsuru Munemoto, Athanasios Pollalis, Nicholas A Athanasou
BACKGROUND: Metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing arthroplasties (MoMHRAs) have been associated with an increased failure rates due to an adverse-response-to-metal-debris (ARMD) associated with a spectrum of pathological features. Serum levels of cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) are used to assess MoMHRAs, with regard to ARMD, but it is not certain whether ion levels correlate with pathological changes in periprosthetic tissues. METHODS: Serum Co and Cr levels were correlated with histological findings in 38 revised MoMHRAs (29 pseudotumour cases and 9 non-pseudotumour cases revised for pain)...
June 28, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658149/a-rare-case-report-enlarged-iliopsoas-cystic-solid-mass-associated-with-femoral-head-necrosis-induced-by-heavy-alcohol-consumption
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Chen Li, He Liu, Chenyu Wang, Qing Han, Zhonghan Wang, Yanguo Qin, Jincheng Wang, Tao Yu
RATIONALE: This article presents an unusual case of a large iliopsoas cystic solid mass associated with femoral head necrosis in a patient with heavy alcohol consumption for years. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient reported pain and limitation of movement at the right hip for 4 months. A soft tissue mass can be palpated deep in the groin several days after the onset of pain. DIAGNOSES: The laboratory assessments indicated an inflammatory response of the patient...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657567/bone-scan-in-painful-knee-arthroplasty-obsolete-or-actual-examination
#15
Giuseppe Niccoli, Domenico Mercurio, Fabrizio Cortese
ptic loosening, instability and infection are the major causes of TKA failure. For many years, nuclear medicine (NM) imaging was helpful to frame a painful total joint arthroplasty. The differentiation of septic from aseptic prosthetic loosening is critical. The latest AAOS guidelines to detect periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) restrict the role of NM scintigraphy. On the other hand, several studies suggest that NM imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with painful prosthesis, but its specificity in differentiating aseptic loosening from infection is low...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657561/total-knee-replacement-intraoperative-and-postoperative-kinematic-assessment
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M Bontempi, U Cardinale, L Bragonzoni, L Macchiarola, A Grassi, C Signorelli, G M Marcheggiani Muccioli, Stefano Zaffagnini
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The main goals of the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is to reduce the perceived pain and  restore knee mobility and function in case of osteoarthritic knees joints. Literature shows how the three major causes of TKA failures are related to wear, loosening and instability and this is due to a problem of imbalance and malalignment. Intraoperative and postoperative kinematics analysis could be of benefit for improving surgery outcome. The aim of the present paper is to give an overview of the two set-up with the highest accuracy for intraoperative and postoperative TKA kinematics evaluation, currently in use at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657559/evolution-of-tka-design
#17
Carlo Dall'Oca, M Ricci, E Vecchini, N Giannini, D Lamberti, C Tromponi, B Magnan
The use of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) in treatment of chronic degenerative pathologies of the knee boasts of an experience of 50 years. During this period the collaboration between surgeons and engineers produced many developments in the design of the prosthesis. Today this procedure is safe and established even if in continuous development. The progress in technologies and the use of new materials let researches try again old-fashioned techniques from the past in order to be improved. This enthusiasm for those discovers is not always going hand to hand with scientific validation: many open questions remains Every different concept of the design tries to answer to special needs as the reach of the highest ROM, the reduction of pain and debris, articular geometry, the type of fixation, the modularity of augments and stems, the types of constraints,  knee kinematic and of course costs...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656873/health-related-quality-of-life-with-long-term-retention-of-the-prosthesis-of-antibiotic-loaded-acrylic-cement-system-following-infection-resolution-in-low-demand-patients
#18
Lauren A Beaupre, Kyle Stampe, Edward Masson, Gregory O'Connor, Marcia Clark, A Mark Joffe, Lesia R Boychuk, Guy Lavoie
BACKGROUND: The study purpose was to (1) evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) with the PROSthesis of Antibiotic Loaded Acrylic Cement (PROSTALAC) in situ for infected total hip arthroplasty (THA), (2) determine infection resolution, and (3) compare subjects who underwent second stage surgery with those who retained the PROSTALAC on a longer term basis. METHODS: Demographics, physical demand level, and comorbidities were recorded prospectively in 29 subjects followed to at least 24 months after initial PROSTALAC insertion...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634561/custom-made-alumina-ceramic-total-talar-prosthesis-for-idiopathic-aseptic-necrosis-of-the-talus-report-of-two-cases
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Ichiro Tonogai, Daisuke Hamada, Yuhei Yamasaki, Keizo Wada, Tomoya Takasago, Takahiko Tsutsui, Tomohiro Goto, Koichi Sairyo
Two women aged 65 years and 78 years presented to our center with idiopathic necrosis of the talus. In both cases, imaging examinations showed collapse and sclerotic changes of the talar body caused by the necrosis. Both women underwent resection and placement of a third-generation custom-made alumina ceramic total talar prosthesis. Immobilization of the ankle in a short-leg cast for 3 weeks was followed by early rehabilitation. One year and 6 months after surgery, both women were able to walk without pain...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622117/periprosthetic-femoral-fractures-in-the-emergency-department-what-the-orthopedic-surgeon-wants-to-know
#20
Richard A Marshall, Michael J Weaver, Aaron Sodickson, Bharti Khurana
Femoral fracture in the setting of a hip arthroplasty is an increasingly common complication encountered in the emergency department (ED). Diagnosis and management of periprosthetic fractures are complicated, and orthopedic surgeons rely on imaging findings to guide the appropriate management approach to the injury. Delay in identification and appropriate definitive management of periprosthetic fractures is associated with high morbidity and mortality. At present, the Vancouver classification system for periprosthetic hip fractures is the most common classification system used by orthopedic surgeons...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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