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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216747/complex-ao-type-c3-distal-femur-fractures-results-after-fixation-with-a-lateral-locked-plate-using-modified-swashbuckler-approach
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Anuj Agrawal, Vivek Kiyawat
BACKGROUND: Complex AO type C3 fractures of the distal femur are challenging injuries, fraught with complications such as malunion and stiffness. We prospectively evaluated a consecutive series of patients with complex AO type C3 distal femur fractures to determine the clinicoradiological outcome after fixation with a single locked plate using modified swashbuckler approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 12 patients with C3 type distal femur fractures treated with a lateral locked plate, using a modified swashbuckler approach, were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196393/does-manipulation-under-anesthesia-increase-the-risk-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-matched-case-control-study
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Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Anthony Festa, Anthony J Scillia, Vincent K McInerney, Michael A Mont
Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) can help patients regain an adequate range of motion (ROM) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although there are studies reporting that MUA can assist in improving ROM, there is a paucity of studies regarding whether requiring an MUA is associated with an increased risk of revision. The purpose of this study was to assess the: (1) incidence of revision TKA and (2) outcomes of those undergoing MUA and compare it with a matched cohort who did not require MUA. A prospectively collected database of two high-volume institutions was assessed for patients who required a single MUA following TKA between 2005 and 2011...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188394/algorithmic-pie-crusting-of-the-medial-collateral-ligament-guided-by-sensing-technology-affects-the-use-of-constrained-inserts-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Spencer Amundsen, Yuo-Yu Lee, Alejandro González Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Intra-operative sensing technology is an alternative to standard techniques in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for determining balance by providing quantitative analysis of loads and point of contact throughout a range of motion. We used intra-operative sensing (VERASENSE-OrthoSensor, Inc.) to examine pie-crusting release of the medial collateral ligament in knees with varus deformity (study group) in comparison to a control group where balance was obtained using a classic release technique and assessed using laminar spreaders, spacer blocks, manual stress, and a ruler...
February 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170228/a-pair-of-residues-that-interactively-affect-diterpene-synthase-product-outcome
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Meirong Jia, Ke Zhou, Samuel Tufts, Samuel Schulte, Reuben J Peters
The labdane-related diterpenoids (LRDs) are an important superfamily of natural products whose structural diversity critically depends on the hydrocarbon skeletal structures generated, in large part, by class I diterpene synthases. In the plant kingdom, where the LRDs are predominantly found, the relevant class I diterpene synthases are clearly derived from the ent-kaurene synthase (KS) required in all land plants for phytohormone biosynthesis and, hence, are often termed KS-like (KSL). Previous work, initiated by the distinct function of two alleles of a KSL from rice, OsKSL5, identified a single residue switch with a profound effect on not only OsKSL5 product outcome but also that of land plant KSs more broadly, specifically, replacement of a key isoleucine with threonine, which interrupts formation of the tetracyclic ent-isokaurene at the tricyclic stage, leading to production of ent-pimaradiene instead...
February 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166895/effects-of-vibration-on-occupant-driving-performance-under-simulated-driving-conditions
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Amzar Azizan, M Fard, Michael F Azari, Reza Jazar
Although much research has been devoted to the characterization of the effects of whole-body vibration on seated occupants' comfort, drowsiness induced by vibration has received less attention to date. There are also little validated measurement methods available to quantify whole body vibration-induced drowsiness. Here, the effects of vibration on drowsiness were investigated. Twenty male volunteers were recruited for this experiment. Drowsiness was measured in a driving simulator, before and after 30-min exposure to vibration...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161774/outcome-following-subluxation-of-mobile-articulating-spacers-in-two-stage-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Brent A Lanting, Adrian Lau, Matthew G Teeter, James L Howard
INTRODUCTION: Infection after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a severe complication. It is usually treated with two-stage revision and implantation of a cement spacer. Few studies describe the complications associated with a mobile articulating spacer. This study examined the subluxation of articulating antibiotic spacers in knees and correlated it with prospectively collected early outcome scores after implantation of a revision prosthesis. METHODS: Staged revisions for 72 infected primary total knee arthroplasties between 2004 and 2012 were examined...
February 4, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159566/a-systematic-review-of-self-administered-questionnaires-for-the-functional-assessment-of-patients-with-knee-disabilities-adapted-into-spanish
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S Gómez-Valero, F García-Pérez, M T Flórez-García, J C Miangolarra-Page
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of self-administered knee-disability functional assessment questionnaires adapted to Spanish, analysing the quality of the transcultural adaptation procedure and the psychometric properties of the new version. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search was conducted in the main biomedical databases to find knee-function assessment scales adapted into Spanish, in order to assess their questionnaire adaptation process as well as their psychometric properties...
January 31, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157081/evaluation-of-outcomes-of-total-knee-replacement-with-and-without-a-navigation-system
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Marek Synder, Munaf A Hatim Altimimi, Andrzej Borowski, Marcin Sibiński, Marek Drobniewski
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the results of TKA performed with the use of a navigation system vs. conventional knee arthroplasty and to evaluate the effectiveness of navigation system support in TKA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated patients undergoing TKA for osteoarthritis in the years 2011-2013. Columbus prostheses were implanted in 84 knees. Group 1 included patients in whom TKA was performed with the use of the OrthoPilot Navigation System, and Group 2 was a control group of patientsundergoing conventional TKA...
May 5, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146397/a-prospective-randomized-study-comparing-the-interference-screw-and-suture-anchor-techniques-for-biceps-tenodesis
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Ji Soon Park, Sae Hoon Kim, Ho Jin Jung, Ye Hyun Lee, Joo Han Oh
BACKGROUND: Several methods are used to perform biceps tenodesis in patients with superior labrum-biceps complex (SLBC) lesions accompanied by a rotator cuff tear. However, limited clinical data are available regarding the best technique in terms of clinical and anatomic outcomes. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical and anatomic outcomes of the interference screw (IS) and suture anchor (SA) fixation techniques for biceps tenodesis performed along with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145948/total-knee-arthroplasty-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-not-just-a-routine-primary-arthroplasty
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Tyler Steven Watters, Yuan Zhen, J Ryan Martin, Daniel L Levy, Jason M Jennings, Douglas A Dennis
BACKGROUND: Despite the success of restoring joint stability and improving early functional outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the long-term risk of developing symptomatic osteoarthritis requiring total knee arthroplasty is higher than that in the uninjured population. The purpose of this study was to compare operative characteristics and early outcomes of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty after ACL reconstruction with those of a matched cohort of control subjects with primary osteoarthritis and no history of ligament reconstruction...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144717/-individualized-unicondylar-knee-replacement-use-of-patient-specific-implants-and-instruments
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J Arnholdt, B M Holzapfel, L Sefrin, M Rudert, J Beckmann, A F Steinert
OBJECTIVE: Unicompartmental knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial compartment. Individualized instruments and implants with a planning protocol for optimal fit. The individualized instruments and implants (ConforMIS Inc.; Burlington, MA, USA) are manufactured based on a computed tomography scan of the affected lower extremity and are provided together with a planning protocol (iView®) of the surgery. INDICATIONS: Unicompartmental OA of the knee (Kellgren & Lawrence stage IV) or Morbus Ahlbäck after unsuccessful conservative or joint preserving surgery...
February 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144716/bicompartmental-individualized-knee-replacement-use-of-patient-specific-implants-and-instruments-iduo%C3%A2
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A F Steinert, J Beckmann, B M Holzapfel, M Rudert, J Arnholdt
OBJECTIVE: Bicompartmental knee replacement in patients with combined osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial or lateral and patellofemoral compartment. Patient-specific instruments and implants (ConforMIS iDuo™) with a planning protocol for optimal implant fit. INDICATIONS: Bicompartmental OA of the knee (Kellgren & Lawrence stage IV) affecting both the medial or lateral and patellofemoral compartment after unsuccessful conservative or joint-preserving surgery. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Tricompartmental OA, knee ligament instabilities, knee deformities >15° (varus, valgus, extension deficit)...
February 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143687/postoperative-anteroposterior-laxity-influences-subjective-outcome-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Kazu Matsumoto, Hiroyasu Ogawa, Hiroki Yoshioka, Haruhiko Akiyama
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that postoperative anteroposterior (AP) stability of the knee correlates with patient-reported clinical outcome and knee function after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: This study enrolled 110 knees in 81 patients after TKA. AP laxity was measured with a KS Measure Arthrometer at 30°, 60°, and 90° flexion, which was confirmed with a goniometer. We assessed knee pain and function by using the Knee Society Function Score (KSS) and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139973/effects-of-five-treatment-regimens-on-blood-loss-and-blood-transfusion-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-preliminary-study-in-china%C3%A2
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Kong-Zu Hu, He-Yan Sun, Cong Sui
OBJECTIVE: Our study is aimed to explore effects of five treatment regimens on blood loss and blood transfusion rate in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. METHODS: 191 TKA patients were divided into the rivaroxaban, nadroparin, and tranexamic acid groups (n = 37 each) as well as into the affected-limb-position and tourniquet group (n = 40 each). A 3-month follow-up after operation was needed for all patients. The total blood loss, hidden blood loss, and dominant blood loss were recorded, and hemoglobin and red blood cell changes, pain and knee swelling degrees, hospital for special surgery (HSS), and American knee society (KSS) knee scores were observed...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123662/sleep-restriction-may-lead-to-disruption-in-physiological-attention-and-reaction-time
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Arbind Kumar Choudhary, Sadawarte Sahebrao Kishanrao, Anup Kumar Dadarao Dhanvijay, Tanwir Alam
Sleepiness is the condition where for some reason fails to go into a sleep state and will have difficulty in remaining awake even while carrying out activities. Sleep restriction occurs when an individual fails to get enough sleep due to high work demands. The mechanism between sleep restriction and underlying brain physiology deficits is not well assumed. The objective of the present study was to investigate the mental attention (P300) and reaction time [visual (VRT) and auditory (ART)] among night watchmen, at subsequent; first (1st) day, fourth (4th) day and seventh (7th) day of restricted sleep period...
July 2016: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091802/increased-risk-of-revision-reoperation-and-implant-constraint-in-tka-after-multiligament-knee-surgery
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Steven I Pancio, Paul L Sousa, Aaron J Krych, Matthew P Abdel, Bruce A Levy, Diane L Dahm, Michael J Stuart
BACKGROUND: The risk of major complications and revision arthroplasty after TKA in patients who previously underwent multiligament knee surgery have been poorly characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is multiligament knee surgery before TKA associated with (1) worse implant survival, (2) increased use of TKA design constraint, (3) a greater risk for major complications, and (4) poorer scores for pain and function compared with similar patients receiving TKA for primary osteoarthritis? METHODS: Fifty-nine TKAs were performed at our institution between 1985 and 2014 in 59 patients (36 men, 23 women; mean age, 53 years) with a history of previous multiligament knee surgery (≥ two ligaments)...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072902/development-of-an-encompassing-questionnaire-for-evaluating-the-outcomes-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Julio J Jauregui, Randa K Elmallah, Martin Roche, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: There are many standardized scales and questionnaires used to evaluate TKA patients; however, individually they do not always assess patients adequately. Consequently, many are used in combinations to provide a thorough evaluation. However, this leads to redundancy, confusion, and an excessive patient time-burden. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a usable combined knee questionnaire that combines questions in a non-redundant manner. Specifically, we aimed to: 1) create a combined knee questionnaire that encompasses questions from multiple systems, while eliminating redundancy; 2) correlate the new system with the existing validated questionnaires; and 3) determine the length of time it takes to administer this new questionnaire...
10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050637/depressed-patients-feel-more-pain-in-the-short-term-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Raúl Torres-Claramunt, Pedro Hinarejos, Jorge Amestoy, Joan Leal, Juan Sánchez-Soler, Lluís Puig-Verdié, Joan C Monllau
PURPOSE: The hypothesis of this study was that depressive patients feel more pain in the immediate TKA postoperative period in comparison with non-depressed patients. METHODS: The diagnosis of depression was made with the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form. The Visual Analogic Score (VAS) was registered each 8 h during the first 3 days. The mean and maximum VAS and the number of analgesic rescues required in this period were calculated in 803 consecutive TKAs...
January 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032700/management-of-acute-hematogenous-infection-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-series-of-11-patients
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Rui He, Liu Yang, Lin Guo, Hao Chen, Ying Zhang, Dian-Ming Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Acute hematogenous infection is a devastating complication that can occur after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The best strategies for management of this infection remain controversial. Two-stage revision has been well described as the gold standard for the management of chronic late infections. However, there is a paucity of information presently available on the management and outcomes of patients treated for acute hematogenous infections. The purpose of the present study was to report the outcome of acute hematogenous infections following TKA with the treatment of irrigation, debridement, and retention of the prosthetic components...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031493/improvement-in-health-related-quality-of-life-after-unilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-bilateral-knee-osteoarthritis
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Desmond Thiam, Daniel Jing Wen Teh, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
PURPOSE: To review the outcome of unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) to determine whether unilateral TKA can achieve good health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Records of 68 women and 25 men with severe bilateral knee OA who underwent unilateral TKA on the more symptomatic knee by a single surgeon and did not return for the second TKA within 2 years were reviewed. Outcome at 6 months and 2 years was assessed using the mental and physical component summary (MCS and PCS) of the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) for HRQoL as well as the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and Knee Society Score (KSS) for knee-specific outcome...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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