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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644428/early-results-of-the-conservative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-immobilization-of-the-wrist-in-dorsal-versus-palmar-flexion
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Maki Grle, Miro Miljko, Ivana Grle, Faruk Hodžić, Tarik Kapidžić
Aim To evaluate immobilization with dorsal forearm plaster splint with the wrist in dorsal flexion vs palmar flexion in patients with distal radius fracture. Methods In the prospective study (2012-2014) 122 patients (of which 22 patients lost) with fractures of the distal radius type A2, A3 and C according to the AO classification were investigated. At the end there were 50 patients in each of the two groups: the dorsiflexion (DF) group had a total of 37 women and 13 men, mean age was 63.48 ± 14.70, and in the palmar flexion (PF) group there were respectively 38/12, and the mean age was 64...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644206/burn-patient-acuity-demographics-scar-contractures-and-rehabilitation-treatment-time-related-to-patient-outcomes-the-act-study
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Reg Richard, Alexis R Santos-Lozada
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense funded a rehabilitation study through the American Burn Association titled "Burn patient acuity demographics, scar contractures, and rehabilitation treatment time related to patient outcomes," commonly known at the ACT study. The ACT was a multi-institutional, prospective, observational, and quasirandomized investigation of the acute hospital course of 307 patients. The ACT specifically emphasized the capture of factors that may impact the physical outcome of patients with burn injury including burn severity, daily rehabilitation interventions such as mobility and splinting, and detailed skin grafting episodes...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643542/long-term-stability-of-splinted-anterior-mandibular-teeth-during-supportive-periodontal-therapy
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Sarah K Sonnenschein, Carlota Betzler, Maurice A Rütters, Johannes Krisam, Daniel Saure, Ti-Sun Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to retrospectively assess the survival rate and stability of periodontally compromised and mobile anterior mandibular teeth after splinting in patients under supportive periodontal therapy (SPT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with splinted anterior mandibular teeth and SPT (≥1 visit/year) for 3-15 years were re-examined. Periodontal status, patient and tooth-related factors were assessed retrospectively before (baseline) and 3 years after splinting (n = 39 patients, 162 splinted teeth)...
June 23, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642192/applications-of-3d-orbital-computer-assisted-surgery-cas
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Paolo Scolozzi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present report is to describe the indications for use of 3D orbital computer-assisted surgery (CAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the clinical and radiological data of all patients with orbital deformities treated using intra-operative navigation and CAD/CAM techniques at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland, between 2009 and 2016. We recorded age and gender, orbital deformity, technical and surgical procedure and postoperative complications...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638693/management-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-inflammatory-arthritis-involvement-of-surgical-procedures
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Rory C O'Connor, Fiona Fawthrop, Rami Salha, Andrew J Sidebottom
Many conditions may affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), but its incidence in individual joint diseases is low. However, inflammatory arthropathies, particularly rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, appear to have a propensity for affecting the joint. Symptoms include pain, restriction in mouth opening, locking, and noises, which together can lead to significant impairment. Jaw rest, a soft diet, a bite splint, and medical therapy, including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and simple analgesia, are the bedrock of initial treatment and will improve most symptoms in most patients...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636299/-sprain-of-the-thumb-metacarpal-phalangeal-with-lesion-of-the-ulnar-collateral-ligament
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Thibault Poujade, Grégoire Chick
The sprain of the thumb metacarpal-phalangeal joint must be treated in an adapted way in order to avoid chronic laxity. The comparative and bilateral clinical exam is the main element that will allow to detect laxity. In the case of non laxity, a conservative treatment with a splint makes sense. In the case of laxity with Stener effect, a surgical procedure is recommended in order to reintegrate the collateral ligament. In the case of laxity without Stener effect, the choice of treatment is contentious. A US or MRI would be useful if the Stener effect could be underlying...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630854/stacked-flexible-nailing-for-radius-ulna-fractures-revival-of-a-lost-technique
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Qaed Dhariwal, Parvez Inamdar, Pankush Arora, Ashok Shyam
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous radius and ulna fractures are common in adults and generally osteosynthesis with plating is the treatment of choice. Nailing of such fractures is infrequently advocated. We present our unique technique of radius ulna nailing in adults to achieve closed reduction and early predictable union with minimal or no complications. CASE REPORT: Case 1: 22 year old male with midshaft both bones forearm fracture was treated with stacked nailing. Two 2...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630830/bilateral-humerus-and-right-femur-fracture-in-a-newborn-after-cesarean-section-for-breech-presentation-in-a-twin-pregnancy-a-very-rare-case-report
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P Rahul, Amit Rakesh Grover, S M Ajoy
INTRODUCTION: The most common fractures during vaginal delivery occur in the clavicle, humerus, and femur. Cesarean section reduces the chances of a child having a birth injury. However, in some difficult extractions, long bone fractures may occur. Cesarean section further reduces the incidence of birth injuries, especially in a breech delivery. Maneuvers employed during cesarean section, energetic traction, improper uterine incisions, and contracted uterus may cause these injuries. In the medical literature, there are few articles highlighting the occurrence of long bone fractures during cesarean section...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628390/influence-of-screw-surface-treatment-on-retention-of-implant-supported-fixed-partial-dentures
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Marcos Boaventura de Moura, Renata Borges Rodrigues, Leandro Moreira Pinto, Cleudmar Amaral de Araújo, Veridiana Resende Novais, Paulo César Simamoto Júnior
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of DLC (Diamond-like carbon) coating on the removal torque of prefabricated implant screws after cyclic loading. Four groups with two crowns supported by two implants (n=5) were obtained according to splinted and non-splinted prosthesis, using titanium or DLC screw (STi, SC, NSTi and NSC). The prosthetic screws were tightened at 32Ncm, retightened, and the specimens were submitted to 106 mechanical cycles (4Hz/98N). After cyclic loading, loosening torque was evaluated and the final measurements were performed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628355/adjacent-dental-implants-classification-based-on-restorative-design
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Periklis Proussaefs, Abdulaziz AlHelal, Abdulrahman Taleb, Mathew Kattadiyil
There is controversy in the literature regarding the indicated retentive mechanism for implant supported crowns. When adjacent implants are restored, the restoration can be either screw retained, cement retained, or a combination of cement and screw retained. Adjacent implant supported crowns can be restored as individual implant supported crowns or they can be splinted. A classification system is proposed when adjacent implants are restored. The classification system describes currently available options to restore adjacent implants...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626332/3d-motion-analysis-of-the-wrist-splint-effect-to-wrist-joint-movement
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Joong-Il Shin, Soo-Hee Park
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the degree of straightness of the wrist joint, depending on the use of a wrist splint while opening a bottle cap. Its results may provide data for later studies on preventing accidents at workplaces and improving efficiency. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty Male and Female in their twenties who did not have hand-related diseases, fractures, or history that included neurological impairments associated with the hand were selected as subjects of the study. Wrist splints were made to fit the hand and lower arm of each subject...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623060/amniotic-band-syndrome-with-pseudoarthrosis-of-tibia-and-fibula-a-case-report
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Anitha Ananthan, Gayatri Athalye Jape, Jean Du Plessis, Peter Annear, Rohan Page, Shripada Rao
Constriction of the lower limb by a congenital amniotic band has been proposed to explain the development of pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and fibula. We report a case of amniotic band syndrome in a preterm female infant with pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and fibula. She was born at 29 weeks of gestation with congenital amniotic bands and was noted to have a severely edematous left foot distal to the constricting band with rudimentary digits. The skin was pink and well perfused with palpable pulses. Radiography demonstrated pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and fibula...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619693/oral-astringent-stimuli-alter-the-enamel-pellicle-s-ultrastructure-as-revealed-by-electron-microscopy
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Melanie Rehage, Judith Delius, Thomas Hofmann, Matthias Hannig
OBJECTIVES: This electron microscopic study aimed at investigating effects of oral astringent stimuli on the enamel pellicle's morphology. METHODS: Pellicles were formed in situ within 30min on bovine enamel slabs, fixed to individuals' upper jaw splints. The pellicle-coated specimens were immersed in vitro in seven diverse astringent solutions and subsequently analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, as well as transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617181/a-novel-surgical-approach-for-treating-distal-radial-extraarticular-malunion-oblique-osteotomy-with-buttress-plate-stabilization
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Chi-Chuan Wu
PURPOSE: Distal radial extraarticular malunions are not uncommon. However, requirements of surgical correction depend on multiple conditions. Traditionally, surgical techniques include closing or opening wedge osteotomies. Each has unique advantages and disadvantages. An oblique osteotomy was developed to simplify the revision surgery. METHODS: Forty-eight consecutive adult patients with 48 malunions were surgically treated. An oblique osteotomy of 45° vertical to the radial longitudinal axis was performed from medio-distally to latero-proximally...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616779/-arthrodesis-of-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint-using-the-headless-compression-screw
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REVIEW
C K Spies, B Hohendorff, S Löw, L P Müller, J Oppermann, P Hahn, F Unglaub
OBJECTIVE: Arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal joint of the fingers and interphalangeal joint of the thumb in order to gain reliable stability and function. INDICATIONS: Primary and secondary osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, defect lesions, septic joint destruction, posttraumatic joint deviation, fatal joint instability, fatal tendon lesions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Persistent infections (empyema, osteomyelitis, phlegmon), deficient soft tissue mantle, bone/screw mismatch...
June 14, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615828/simple-way-of-splinting-the-arm-following-vascular-anastomosis-in-the-axilla
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Pravin H P Kumar, Vijay Dattatrya Kadam, Sushil Nahar, Rahul Krishnarao Patil, Ashok Raj Koul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607787/ipsilateral-rupture-of-quadriceps-tendon-with-distal-tibia-fracture-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Samik Banerjee, Timothy P Dooley, James R Parkinson
Traumatic rupture of the quadriceps tendon by itself is not an uncommon clinical condition. However, its association with concurrent ipsilateral closed distal tibia oblique fracture is exceedingly rare with only one previously reported case in English literature. The dual diagnosis of this atypical combination of injury may be masked by pain and immobilization of the more obvious fracture and may be missed, unless the treating physician maintains a high index of suspicion. Suprapatellar knee pain with or without a palpable gap in the quadriceps tendon and inability to straight leg raise in the setting of a distal tibia fracture should raise concern, but if initial treatment employs a long-leg splint the knee symptoms may be muted...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602569/a-comparison-of-the-outcomes-of-four-minimally-invasive-treatment-methods-for-anterior-disc-displacement-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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H Hosgor, B Bas, C Celenk
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of four non-surgical conservative treatment methods for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The study group comprised 40 patients with unilateral TMD who fell into group II of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD). Patients were divided into four groups according to the treatment method: splint therapy, arthrocentesis, medical therapy, and low-level laser therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed before treatment and at the 1-month follow-up...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601734/effect-of-interocclusal-appliance-on-bite-force-sleep-quality-salivary-cortisol-levels-and-signs-and-symptoms-of-temporomandibular-dysfunction-in-adults-with-sleep-bruxism
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João Vicente Rosar, Taís de Souza Barbosa, Ilo Odilon Villa Dias, Fernanda Yukie Kobayashi, Yuri Martins Costa, Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião, Leonardo Rigoldi Bonjardim, Paula Midori Castelo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to evaluate the effect interocclusal appliance therapy on bite force (BF), sleep quality and salivary cortisol levels in adults with SB diagnosed by polysomnography. As a secondary aim, signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) were evaluated. DESIGN: Forty-three adults (19-30 y/o) were divided into two groups: experimental group (GSB), composed of 28 subjects with SB, and control group (GC), without SB and TMD (n=15). GSB was treated with stabilization interocclusal splint and evaluated at time intervals: before (baseline), one month (T1) and two months (T2) after therapy began, to collect data related to BF, sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index), salivary cortisol levels and TMD...
May 27, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600884/physiological-effects-of-anterior-repositioning-splint-on-temporomandibular-joint-disc-displacement-a-quantitative-analysis
#20
Hui-Min Chen, Mu-Qing Liu, Adrian U-Jin Yap, Kai-Yuan Fu
BACKGROUND: Anterior repositioning splints (ARS) are used primarily for the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDwR). However, the exact physiological effects of ARS are still unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the short and long-term effects of ARS on disc and condyle angles / positions by metric analysis. METHODS: 22 subjects diagnosed with ADDwR were recruited. Maxillary full-coverage ARS were fabricated and MRI of TMJs were obtained before splint treatment, immediate post-insertion and 6 months after splint treatment...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
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