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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086940/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-for-analgesia-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-feasibility-study
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Brian M Ilfeld, Christopher A Gilmore, Stuart A Grant, Michael P Bolognesi, Daniel J Del Gaizo, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Joseph W Boggs
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve stimulation has been used for decades to treat chronic pain but has not been used for postoperative analgesia due to multiple limitations, beginning with invasive electrode placement. With the development of small-diameter/gauge leads enabling percutaneous insertion, ultrasound guidance for accurate introduction, and stimulators small enough to be adhered to the skin, neurostimulation may now be provided in a similar manner to continuous peripheral nerve blocks...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005119/an-overview-of-the-history-of-orthopedic-surgery
#2
Ishaan Swarup, Joseph F O'Donnell
Orthopedic surgery has a long and rich history. While the modern term orthopedics was coined in the 1700s, orthopedic principles were beginning to be developed and used during primitive times. The Egyptians continued these practices, and described ways to recognize and manage common orthopedic conditions. The Greeks and Romans subsequently began to study medicine in a systematic manner, and greatly improved our understanding of orthopedic anatomy and surgical technique. After a period of little progress during the Middle Ages, rapid advancement was noted during the Renaissance, including the description of various injuries, improvements in surgical technique, and development of orthopedic hospitals...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005098/allografts-for-ligament-reconstruction-where-are-we-now
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Frank B Wydra, Philip J York, Christopher R Johnson, Lorenzo Silvestri
The use of musculoskeletal allografts by orthopedic surgeons continues to rise. The process of procuring and sterilizing allografts is evolving with much consideration to limiting the spread of infectious diseases and preserving tissue integrity. Research involving the application of allografts, particularly for ligament repair, is quite active, necessitating an update for the practicing orthopedist. Avoiding donor site morbidities is one of the most commonly cited advantages of allografts over autografts. There is controversy amongst studies for allografts in terms of their biological incorporation and clinical outcomes compared to autografts...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875955/detection-the-mycoplasma-pneumonia-in-synovial-fluid-of-children-with-negative-culture-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-tehran-iran
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Samileh Noorbakhsh, Mohammad Reza Shokrollahi, Farideh Ebrahimi Taj, Vida Zarabi, Azardokht Tabatabaei
BACKGROUND: arthritis could be caused by different etiologies ranging from rheumatologic diseases to infectious conditions. Therefore, early diagnosis of etiology and treatment is important. The purpose of this study was to determine the the M.pneumonia in synovial fluid of children with arthritis by 2 methods (serology and qualitative PCR). Methods & materials: this trial was carried out as a cross sectional study in pediatric and orthopedic ward of Rasoul-e Akram hospital in Tehran, Iran...
November 21, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829093/postoperative-pulmonary-complications-early-mortality-and-hospital-stay-following-noncardiothoracic-surgery-a-multicenter-study-by-the-perioperative-research-network-investigators
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Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Gyorgy Frendl, Juraj Sprung, Daryl J Kor, Bala Subramaniam, Ricardo Martinez Ruiz, Jae-Woo Lee, William G Henderson, Angela Moss, Nitin Mehdiratta, Megan M Colwell, Karsten Bartels, Kerstin Kolodzie, Jadelis Giquel, Marcos Francisco Vidal Melo
Importance: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), a leading cause of poor surgical outcomes, are heterogeneous in their pathophysiology, severity, and reporting accuracy. Objective: To prospectively study clinical and radiological PPCs and respiratory insufficiency therapies in a high-risk surgical population. Design, Setting, and Participants: We performed a multicenter prospective observational study in 7 US academic institutions...
November 9, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822000/attitude-of-hand-surgeons-toward-affordable-care-act-a-survey-of-members-of-american-society-for-surgery-of-the-hand
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Valeriy Shubinets, Patrick A Gerety, Christopher J Pannucci, Paris D Butler, Michael N Mirzabeigi, Benjamin Chang, L Scott Levin, Ines C Lin
The purpose of this study was to examine current attitude of hand surgeons toward the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An electronic survey was sent to members of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) to examine their attitude toward the Affordable Care Act. 974 ASSH members responded to the survey (33% response rate). The majority of respondents were male (89%), trained in orthopedic surgery (81%), and in private practice (75%). 41% of respondents rated their knowledge of the ACA as average. Respondents disagreed that the ACA would improve healthcare in the United States (median 2, mean 2...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817153/use-of-fentanyl-iontophoretic-transdermal-system-its-ionsys-%C3%A2-in-the-management-of-patients-with-acute-postoperative-pain-a-case-series
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Steven Poplawski, Matthew Johnson, Philip Philips, Leopold H J Eberhart, Tilo Koch, Loretta M Itri
Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS) [IONSYS(®), The Medicines Company, Parsippany, NJ, USA] is a needle-free, patient-controlled, postoperative opioid pain management treatment. It is indicated for the short-term management of acute postoperative pain in adults requiring opioid analgesia in the hospital. The safety and effectiveness of fentanyl ITS for acute postoperative pain management has been demonstrated in a range of surgery and patient types studied in seven phase 3 trials (three placebo-controlled trials and four active-comparator trials)...
December 2016: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766538/social-media-and-your-practice-navigating-the-surgeon-patient-relationship
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Alexander S McLawhorn, Ivan De Martino, Keith A Fehring, Peter K Sculco
Utilization of social media both in the private and professional arenas has grown rapidly in the last decade. The rise of social media use within health care can be viewed as the Internet-based corollary of the patient-centered care movement, in which patient perspectives and values are central to the delivery of quality care. For orthopedic surgeons and their practices, general-purpose online social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, are convenient platforms for marketing, providing patient education and generating referrals...
December 2016: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732721/clinical-practice-guidelines-from-the-aabb-red-blood-cell-transfusion-thresholds-and-storage
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Jeffrey L Carson, Gordon Guyatt, Nancy M Heddle, Brenda J Grossman, Claudia S Cohn, Mark K Fung, Terry Gernsheimer, John B Holcomb, Lewis J Kaplan, Louis M Katz, Nikki Peterson, Glenn Ramsey, Sunil V Rao, John D Roback, Aryeh Shander, Aaron A R Tobian
Importance: More than 100 million units of blood are collected worldwide each year, yet the indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and the optimal length of RBC storage prior to transfusion are uncertain. Objective: To provide recommendations for the target hemoglobin level for RBC transfusion among hospitalized adult patients who are hemodynamically stable and the length of time RBCs should be stored prior to transfusion. Evidence Review: Reference librarians conducted a literature search for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating hemoglobin thresholds for RBC transfusion (1950-May 2016) and RBC storage duration (1948-May 2016) without language restrictions...
November 15, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709725/exploring-canadian-surgeons-decisions-about-postoperative-weight-bearing-for-their-hip-fracture-patients
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Leslie Carlin, Kathryn Sibley, Richard Jenkinson, Pia Kontos, Rhona McGlasson, Hans J Kreder, Susan Jaglal
For older adults with osteoporosis, a fall resulting in hip fracture is a life-changing event from which only one-third fully recover. Current best evidence argues strongly for elderly patients to bear weight on their repaired hip fracture immediately after their surgery to maximize their chances of full or nearly full recovery. Patient stakeholders in Canada have argued that some surgeons fail to issue "weight-bearing-as-tolerated" (WBAT) orders in all eligible cases, protecting their bony repair but contributing to increased mortality and long-term disability rates...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684078/treatment-of-massive-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tears-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jason R Kang, Aaron T Sin, Emilie V Cheung
Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears cause significant shoulder pain and dysfunction. Physical therapy (PT), arthroscopic debridement with biceps tenotomy (AD-BT), and hemiarthroplasty (HA) are treatments shown to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) is a newer surgical treatment option that may offer improved function. A cost-effectiveness analysis of these interventions has never been performed, and no head-to-head comparative effectiveness trials currently exist...
September 29, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637654/planning-building-and-maintaining-a-successful-musculoskeletal-service-line
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REVIEW
Zain Sayeed, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Monique C Chambers, Khaled J Saleh
Within the past 3 decades, a recent trend in the growth of musculoskeletal service lines has been seen nationally. Orthopedics offers an appealing concourse for implementation of service-line care. Within this review, the authors address the components involved in planning and building a musculoskeletal service line. The authors also address methods by which orthopedic surgeons can maintain the efficacy of their service lines by examining how orthopedic surgeons can navigate their service line through recent advents in health care reform...
October 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599222/applications-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-lymphedema
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Ahmet Akgül, Musa Cirak, Tansu Birinci
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of human platelets contained in a small volume of plasma that is characterized by hemostatic and tissue-repairing effects. Being enriched by various kinds of growth factors, and their tissue-repairing effects have made them the focus of attention for use in tissue regeneration. PRP has been safely used and documented in many different fields, including orthopedics, sports injuries, dental and periodontal surgery, and cosmetic, plastic, cardiovascular, general, and maxillofacial surgery...
December 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588165/translation-and-adaptation-of-five-english-language-self-report-health-measures-to-south-indian-kannada-language
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Spoorthi Thammaiah, Vinaya Manchaiah, Vijayalakshmi Easwar, Rajalakshmi Krishna
The objective of this study was to translate and adapt five English self-report health measures to a South Indian language Kannada. Currently, no systematically developed questionnaires assessing hearing rehabilitation outcomes are available for clinical or research use in Kannada. The questionnaires included for translation and adaptation were the hearing handicap questionnaire, the international outcome inventory - hearing aids, the self-assessment of communication, the participation scale, and the assessment of quality of life - 4 dimensions...
April 20, 2016: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581506/the-prophylaxis-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Albrecht Encke, Sylvia Haas, Ina Kopp
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common cardiovascular condition, after myocardial infarction and stroke. Prophylactic measures in accordance with current guidelines can significantly reduce the risk of VTE and the associated morbidity and mortality. Until now, the German interdisciplinary, evidence- and consensus-based (S3) clinical practice guideline on VTE prophylaxis was based on a complete review of all pertinent literature available in MEDLINE up to January 2008...
August 8, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576503/-infections-of-non-prosthetically-treated-joints
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O Hauschild, N P Südkamp
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis is a common orthopedic emergency. Immediate establishment of the diagnosis and administration of an adequate therapy is paramount in minimizing morbidity and mortality in this severe condition. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present review was to evaluate the existing evidence in order to give an overview on current best practice in diagnostics and treatment of septic arthritis in adults and children. RESULTS: Joint infections result from either hematogenous spread or direct inoculation of bacteria into the joint, mostly iatrogenically...
October 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548649/an-orthopedist-s-guide-to-shoulder-ultrasound-a-systematic-review-of-examination-protocols
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Kelms Amoo-Achampong, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Frank McCormick
BACKGROUND: The utilization of musculoskeletal ultrasound has expanded within the setting of the orthopedic clinic as a cost-effective, point-of-care diagnostic tool for shoulder pathology. In experienced hands, ultrasound exhibits capabilities equivalent to that of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of many shoulder diseases including full-thickness and partial-thickness rotator cuff tears. Although similarly effective in identifying additional shoulder disease processes, major obstacles to its widespread use include user dependence and intrinsic limitation to extra-articular diagnosis...
August 22, 2016: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532280/research-in-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-knee-2016-update
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Jeffrey J Nepple, Matthew D Milewski, Kevin G Shea
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee remains a relatively common and poorly understood pediatric and adolescent knee condition. Both conservative and surgical treatments have major impact on the lives of young active, athletic patients with knee OCD. OCD has been recently redefined as a "focal, idiopathic alteration of subchondral bone with risk for instability and disruption of adjacent articular cartilage that may result in premature osteoarthritis." The 2011 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines found limited evidence for all aspects of the treatment of knee OCD...
October 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530986/preoperative-promis-scores-predict-postoperative-success-in-foot-and-ankle-patients
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Bryant Ho, Jeff R Houck, Adolph S Flemister, John Ketz, Irvin Oh, Benedict F DiGiovanni, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: The use of patient-reported outcomes continues to expand beyond the scope of clinical research to involve standard of care assessments across orthopedic practices. It is currently unclear how to interpret and apply this information in the daily care of patients in a foot and ankle clinic. We prospectively examined the relationship between preoperative patient-reported outcomes (PROMIS Physical Function, Pain Interference and Depression scores), determined minimal clinical important differences for these values, and assessed if these preoperative values were predictors of improvement after operative intervention...
September 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486992/salespeople-in-the-surgical-suite-relationships-between-surgeons-and-medical-device-representatives
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Bonnie O'Connor, Fran Pollner, Adriane Fugh-Berman
BACKGROUND: Industry payments to surgeons have received public attention, but little is known about the relationships between surgeons and medical device representatives. Medical device representatives ("device reps") have become an integral part of operating room personnel. The effect of their presence on patient care deserves discussion. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a qualitative, ethnographic study to explore relationships between surgeons and medical device representatives, and characterize industry involvement in the training of surgeons...
2016: PloS One
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