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Oblique fracture

Luca Placidi, Emilio Barchiesi
In this paper, we exploit some results in the theory of irreversible phenomena to address the study of quasi-static brittle fracture propagation in a two-dimensional isotropic continuum. The elastic strain energy density of the body has been assumed to be geometrically nonlinear and to depend on the strain gradient. Such generalized continua often arise in the description of microstructured media. These materials possess an intrinsic length scale, which determines the size of internal boundary layers. In particular, the non-locality conferred by this internal length scale avoids the concentration of deformations, which is usually observed when dealing with local models and which leads to mesh dependency...
February 2018: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
A R Saied, M Sabet Jahromi
INTRODUCTION: For extraarticular proximal phalanx fractures, two methods are employed, transarticular fixation in which the metacarpophalangeal joint is crossed and the extraarticular method in which the pins are introduced through the base of the proximal Phalanx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a prospective one on patients with proximal phalanx transverse or short oblique fractures. In one of the groups we used parallel pins from metacarpal head through MCP joint to proximal phalanx...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Benjamin T K Ding, Kaamini Pillay, Sreedharan Sechachalam
We assessed whether radial shaft fracture obliquity measurements on radiographs could predict intra-operative distal radioulnar joint instability. We also clinically validated previously described predictors of distal radioulnar joint instability, which included a fracture line within 7.5 cm of the lunate fossa, radial shortening >5 mm, and ulna styloid fracture. We retrospectively analysed the radiographs of all surgically managed patients in our unit with radial shaft fractures from 2006 through 2016...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Jun-Yi Wang, Qiao-di Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study clinical effects and safety of traditional manipulative reduction and percutaneous elastic intramedullary nail fixation for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures in children. METHODS: From October 2012 to May 2016, 65 patients with proximal humeral fractures were treated with traditional manipulative reduction and percutaneous elastic intramedullary nail fixation. There were 52 boys and 13 girls, ranging in age from 7 to 14 years old, with an average age of 11...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
D Franks, J Shatrov, M Symes, D G Little, T L Cheng
Purpose: Lateral condyle fractures of the humerus are common in the paediatric population, accounting for up to 20% of elbow fractures. Traditional management involves internal fixation with Kirschner (K)-wires, however, this has been associated with complications and insufficiently rigid fixation. Recently, cannulated screws have been proposed as a more stable method of fixation. While cannulated screws have been thought to allow earlier range of movement and shorten time to union, data regarding the biomechanical performance and optimal screw placement is scarce...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Jin Park, Jin Ho Che
Talus fracture of the medial tubercle of the posterior process is rare. This type of fracture can be easily missed, because it is difficult to identify on plain radiographs of the ankle. Oblique radiographs with external rotation, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the ankle are useful for making an accurate diagnosis. However, even with an early diagnosis, the treatment guidelines for talus fractures of the posterior medial tubercle have not yet been established. The flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon, which passes through the groove between the medial and lateral tubercles of the posterior process of the talus, can interpose between the fracture sites and interrupt fracture reduction...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Vivek Trikha, Saubhik Das, Prabhat Agrawal, Arkesh M, Sunil Kumar Dhaka
PURPOSE: Cerclage wire application has emerged as a potential therapeutic adjunct to intramedullary nailing for subtrochanteric fractures. But its popularity is plagued by the concern of possible negative effect on fracture zone biology. This study was intended to analyze the clinico-radiological outcome and complications associated with cerclage wire application. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed on all the subtrochanteric fractures operated with intramedullary nailing between January 2012 and January 2016...
February 6, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Jian-Guo Xu, Xin Xu, Jun-Hui Yu, Su-Ye Miao, Su-Jian Miao, Jing Wu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the application of convoluted manipulation in pediatric femoral fractures. METHODS: From March 2015 to October 2016, 12 children with femoral fractures were treated by Chinese traditional manipulation including 8 males and 4 females with an average age of 6 years old ranging from 1 to 12 years old. The causes of injury were falls in 10 cases and traffic accidents in 2 cases. Of which 1 case was transverse fractures, 4 cases were oblique fractures and 4 cases were spiral fractures, 2 cases were comminuted fracture, 1 case was greenstick fracture...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
H Willmott, Z Al-Wattar, C Halewood, M Dunning, A Amis
BACKGROUND: The first metatarsophalangeal joint may be fused in order to treat arthritis or instability. The use of shape-memory staples for fixation is well recognised, but little work has been done into the optimal configuration of staples. METHODS: The structural behaviour of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodeses using shape-memory staples or crossed screws was studied using cadaveric porcine joints. Five fixation configurations were tested: single vertical or horizontal staple, paired staples in dorsal-medial configuration (0-90° to the sagittal plane), paired staples in oblique orthogonal configuration (45-135°); or two crossed screws...
March 18, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Satoshi Yamaguchi, Shuji Taketomi, Yusei Funakoshi, Kan Tsuchiya, Ryuichiro Akagi, Seiji Kimura, Aya Sadamasu, Seiji Ohtori
Background: Adolescent athletes are a high-risk population for stress fractures. We report four cases of stress fractures of the second proximal phalanx, which had not been previously diagnosed as the location of the stress fracture of the foot, in teenage athletes. Case report: All fractures were on the plantar side of the proximal phalangeal base, and the oblique images of the plain radiograph clearly depicted the fractures. Notably, three out of the four patients had histories of stress fracture of other locations...
October 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
Feng-Chen Kao, Yao-Chun Hsu, Pao-Hsin Liu, Lee-Ren Yeh, Jung-Ting Wang, Yuan-Kun Tu
Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) are easily neglected by clinical physicians.The incidence of SIFs remains unclear in patients with symptomatic osteoporotic compression fractures of the lumbar-sacral area.This retrospective study was conducted by reviewing the medical records and radiological reports and by reading magnetic resonance (MR) images from August 2013 to July 2016. We identified 1233 cases with symptomatic vertebral compression fractures for which surgical interventions were performed. A total of 1144 cases were eligible for this study...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mojtaba Mahmoudi, Ali Reza Saidi, Maryam Alsadat Hashemipour, Parviz Amini
In post-core crown restorations, the significant mismatch between stiffness of artificial crowns and dental tissues leads to stress concentration at the interfaces. The aim of the present study was to reduce the destructive stresses by using a class of inhomogeneous materials called functionally graded materials (FGMs). For the purpose of the study, a 3-dimentional computer model of a premolar tooth and its surrounding tissues were generated. A post-core crown restoration with various crown materials, homogenous and FGM materials, were simulated and analyzed by finite element method...
February 1, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Robert W Morris, Varsha Kumar, Ali G Saad
Solitary plasmacytoma is the rarest type of plasma cell neoplasm, and the anaplastic form is even more uncommon. Plasmacytoma most commonly originates in bone and predominantly affects older patients. We describe the case of a 35-year-old woman with solitary osseous anaplastic plasmacytoma that presented initially with a pathological fracture following minor trauma. The patient was immunocompetent and had no predisposing conditions for a plasma cell tumor. Left lower extremity radiographs revealed an oblique fracture of the distal femur, and CT imaging indicated a primary osseous lesion at the fracture site...
January 31, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Lauren Wood Zaseck, Cong Chen, Jingwen Hu, Matthew P Reed, Jonathan Rupp
Many post-mortem human subjects (PMHS) considered for use in biomechanical impact tests have pre-existing rib fractures (PERFs), usually resulting from cardiopulmonary resuscitation. These specimens are typically excluded from impact studies with the assumption that the fractures will alter the thoracic response to loading. We previously used the Global Human Body Models Consortium 50th percentile whole-body finite element model (GHBMC M50-O) to demonstrate that up to three lateral or bilateral PERFs do not meaningfully influence the response of the GHBMC thorax to lateral loading...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Alexander Eickhoff, Maximilian Fischer, Florian Gebhard, Christian Ehrnthaller
BACKGROUND: Operative treatment of clavicle fractures by intramedullary nailing with titanium elastic nailing (TEN) has been established as an alternative to plate osteosynthesis for many years. The main complication after TEN osteosynthesis is nail migration. The goal of this study was evaluation of predictors for medial nail migration and comparison with plate osteosynthesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of electronic patient charts, surgical protocols and radiographs of all operatively treated clavicle shaft fractures between 2010-2014 (n = 141) was performed...
January 24, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Kranti V Peddada, Brian T Sullivan, Adam Margalit, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: It is important to estimate the likelihood that a pediatric fracture is caused by osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), especially the least severe type of OI (type 1). METHODS: We reviewed records of 29,101 pediatric patients with fractures from 2003 through 2015. We included patients with closed fractures not resulting from motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds, nonaccidental trauma, or bone lesions. Patients with OI of any type were identified through International Classification of Diseases-9 code...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Shang Piao, Yong-Gang Zhou, Yin-Qiao Du, Hai-Yang Ma, Jing-Yang Sun, Zhi-Sen Gao, Ya-Wen Peng, Wen-Ming Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and the clinical effect of S-ROM modular stem in femur reconstruction in hip revision arthroplasty. METHODS: From January 2008 to January 2016, 21 patients received revision hip arthroplasties using S-ROM stems. There were 5 males and 16 females with an average of 48.33 years old(range, 29 to 73 years old). There were 13 cases caused by aseptic loosening, 4 cases by infection, 2 cases by nonunion of sub-tuberosity osteotomy, 1 case for repeated dislocation, 1 case for traumatic great trochanter fracture...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Se Hoon Yoon, Euicheol Jeong, Jee Hyeok Chung
The zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) functions as a buttress for the face and is the cornerstone to a person's aesthetic appearance, by both setting the midfacial width and providing prominence to the cheek. Malar deficiency is often acquired by blunt injury incurred in a traumatic accident, resulting in ZMC fracture. A 48-year-old male patient presented a right ZMC fracture after contusion injury by a baseball. He only received conservative management and later he suffered discomfort during mouth opening at the moment of mastication, due to trismus involving the temporomandibular joint...
December 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
Amir Herman, Shay Tenenbaum, Vladislav Ougortsin, Nachshon Shazar
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of acetabular fractures relies on the understanding of fracture architecture and their classification. The Judet and Letournel classification has been the cornerstone in understanding and treating acetabular fractures. Recently, there has been growing evidence of discrepancies and incompleteness in the Judet and Letournel classification, adversely affecting its clinical use. This study describes a novel comprehensive classification system that will direct surgical approach and fixation methods...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Ejaz Afzal, Fatima Sherin, Omair Khan, Noaman Hussain Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: osteogenesis needs circulation of blood in the bones. Bone growth, repair of fracture, maintenance of bone vitality and other injures also need blood circulation in proper way. Blood is allowed to flow via holes in the diaphysis, which are called as nutrient foramina. METHODS: The crosssectional study was done in the department of Anatomy, Ayub and Khyber Medical College (Osteology Sections). The aim was to observe diaphyseal nutrient foramina in the human long bones of the lower limb...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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