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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145963/functional-results-and-isokinetic-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-fraser-type-i-floating-knee-treated-with-internal-fixation
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Fernando Brandao Andrade-Silva, Adriana Carvalho, Caio Mansano, Aline Giese, Marcos de Camargo Leonhardt, Dennis Barbosa, Kodi Edson Kojima, Jorge Santos Silva
INTRODUCTION: According to Fraser's description, ipsilateral femoral and tibial diaphyseal fractures are characterised as type I floating knee and have a better prognosis than fractures with joint involvement (type II). There are few reports of functional and muscle strength in these patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the functional and isokinetic muscle strength of patients with type I floating knee undergoing femoral and tibial internal fixation. METHODS: Patients with type I floating knee undergoing concomitant femoral and tibial internal fixation were invited for clinical evaluation...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145347/fingertip-winding-suture-pull-out-suture-technique-for-flexor-tendon-repair-in-zone-i
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Mostafa Mahmoud, Motaz Elian, Abdalah Seif Elnasr
Injuries to flexor tendons in zone I has always been challenging during repair. Over the time several techniques were developed and modified to achieve the highest repair strength and thus the best functional outcome. These techniques vary from pull-out sutures with internal and external fixation to the use of bone anchors. All techniques were accompanied with advantages and disadvantages as well as postoperative morbidities related to certain techniques. In the present technique we introduce a subperiosteal pull-out suturing technique...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134318/the-impact-of-different-peripheral-suture-techniques-on-the-biomechanical-stability-in-flexor-tendon-repair
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B Wieskötter, M Herbort, M Langer, M J Raschke, D Wähnert
PURPOSE: Flexor tendon repair consists of circumferential peripheral sutures in combination with core sutures to avoid fraying and reduces the exposure of suture material on tendon surface. The peripheral suture adds up to a tenfold increase of the biomechanical stability compared to the core suture alone. The purpose of our study was to determine the most favourable peripheral repair technique for tendon repair. METHODS: Seventy-two porcine flexor tendons underwent standardized tenotomy and repair using one of the following six methods (n = 12): simple-running (SR), simple-locking (SL), Halsted-mattress (HM), lin-locking (LL), Lembert-mattress (LM), and Silfverskiöld cross-stich (SCS) suture technique...
November 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128741/reliability-of-the-knee-muscle-co-contraction-index-during-gait-in-young-adults-with-and-without-knee-injury-history
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Maurice Mohr, Kristin Lorenzen, Luz Palacios-Derflingher, Carolyn Emery, Benno M Nigg
Despite the frequent use of the electromyography-based muscle co-contraction index (CCI) to examine muscular control of the knee joint in young adults with and without knee injury history, the reliability of the CCI in this population is unknown. The purpose of this study was to quantify within-day and between-day reliability of the knee muscle CCI during gait in young adults with and without knee injury history. Twenty young adults (10 males, 10 females) with and without history of intra-articular knee injury performed repeated gait analyses on two different days...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117830/in-vitro-evaluation-of-human-hand-tendon-ingrowth-into-a-synthetic-scaffold
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Shalimar Abdullah, Fadzlina Mohtar, Nordashima Abdul Shukor, Jamari Sapuan
BACKGROUND: Synthetic scaffold has been used for tissue approximation and reconstructing damaged and torn ligaments. This study explores the ability of tendon ingrowth into a synthetic scaffold in vitro, evaluate growth characteristics, morphology and deposition of collagen matrix into a synthetic scaffold. METHODS: Upper limb tendons were harvested with consent from patients with crush injuries and non-replantable amputations. These tendons (both extensor and flexor) measuring 1 cm are sutured to either side of a 0...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117826/an-anatomic-variant-of-persistent-median-artery-in-association-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Adam M Feintisch, Haripriya S Ayyala, Ramazi Datiashvili
The persistent median artery can be a rare cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. We present an anatomic variant of this artery. A 47-year-old female patient with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome was found to have bilateral patent, functional persistent median arteries (PMA) upon operative exploration. Unlike previous reports, the PMAs were not located dorsal to the flexor retinaculum (FR). Rather, the PMAs were interposed between the palmar aponeurosis and the FR. Accompanied by two venae comitantes, the aberrant arteries were positioned directly in line with our carpal tunnel incisions on both hands...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117428/change-in-knee-flexor-torque-after-fatiguing-exercise-identifies-previous-hamstring-injury-in-football-players
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Cameron Lord, Fadi Ma'ayah, Anthony J Blazevich
PURPOSE: Muscular fatigue and inter-limb strength asymmetry are factors known to influence hamstring injury risk, however limb-specific exacerbation of knee flexor (hamstrings) torque production after fatiguing exercise has previously been ignored. To investigate changes in muscular force production before and after sport-specific (repeated-sprint) and non-specific (knee extension-flexion) fatiguing exercise, and explore the sensitivity and specificity of isokinetic endurance (i.e. muscle-specific) and single-leg vertical jump (i...
November 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116573/an-evidence-based-framework-for-strengthening-exercises-to-prevent-hamstring-injury
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REVIEW
Matthew N Bourne, Ryan G Timmins, David A Opar, Tania Pizzari, Joshua D Ruddy, Casey Sims, Morgan D Williams, Anthony J Shield
Strength training is a valuable component of hamstring strain injury prevention programmes; however, in recent years a significant body of work has emerged to suggest that the acute responses and chronic adaptations to training with different exercises are heterogeneous. Unfortunately, these research findings do not appear to have uniformly influenced clinical guidelines for exercise selection in hamstring injury prevention or rehabilitation programmes. The purpose of this review was to provide the practitioner with an evidence-base from which to prescribe strengthening exercises to mitigate the risk of hamstring injury...
November 7, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116328/correlation-between-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-hamstring-tendon-pathology-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-arthrography
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Nakul Talathi, Scott LaValva, Angel Lopez-Garib, John D Kelly, Viviane Khoury
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is an abnormality of the femoral head or acetabulum that leads to an increased incidence of cartilaginous injury in the hip. Femoroacetabular impingement has been associated with several structural abnormalities, including osteitis pubis and hip flexor dysfunction. The authors propose that, additionally, FAI may lead to increased damage of the hamstring tendon due to the additional stress placed on the tendon from the limited range of motion of the hip. The authors conducted a retrospective matched-pair study with the magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance arthrography images of 40 patients' hamstrings with FAI and 45 age-matched controls...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114563/risk-factors-for-lower-extremity-overuse-injuries-in-female-youth-soccer-players
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John W O'Kane, Moni Neradilek, Nayak Polissar, Lori Sabado, Allan Tencer, Melissa A Schiff
Background: Youth soccer injuries are common and of increasing concern, with sport specialization occurring at younger ages. Limited research is available regarding overuse injuries and risk factors in young female athletes. Purpose: To identify the number and rate of overuse injuries in female soccer players (ages 12-15 years), describe the anatomic location and type of injury, and evaluate contributing risk factors. Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110725/tendon-split-lengthening-technique-for-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-rupture
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Jae Yong Park, Chenyu Wang, Hee Dong Kim, Hyong Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon rupture is a challenging injury to lead with clawing of the great toe when the FHL tendon is repaired too tight. When the diagnosis is delayed, the tendon ends may not be opposable because of contracture or poor tendon tissue. METHODS: A technique to reconstruct FHL tendon rupture without a free tendon graft is described. A split tendon lengthening is performed at the midfoot around the knot of Henry. Ankle block anesthesia is used to allow the patient's active movement of the interphalangeal (IP) joint to determine the appropriate length of the reconstructed tendon for maintaining balance and preventing the tendon from being too tight or too loose...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105590/swan-neck-deformity-due-to-chronic-radial-collateral-ligament-injury-of-the-little-finger-proximal-interphalangeal-joint
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Yoshitaka Hamada, Hiroaki Takai, Ryousuke Satoh, Naohito Hibino, Yukiko Ueda, Yoshitaka Minamikawa
We present seven cases of a relatively rare swan neck deformity resulting from chronic radial collateral ligament (RCL) injury of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in the little finger. All patients were middle-aged women (mean 51 years old, range 42-55), and the duration between the initial injury and surgery was 20 years (range 5-40). The chief complaint was painful snapping of the PIP joint. All patients had hyperextension and ulnar deviation of the PIP joint with mobile swan neck deformities that had not improved with conservative treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101976/repair-of-pronator-quadratus-with-partial-muscle-split-and-distal-transfer-for-volar-plating-of-distal-radius-fractures
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REVIEW
Hui-Kuang Huang, Jung-Pan Wang, Ming-Chau Chang
Flexor tendon injury is a rare, but serious, complication after volar plate fixation for distal radius fractures. The plate position and prominence at the watershed line are contributing factors that cause flexor tendon injury. With the standard volar approach, the pronator quadratus (PQ) is typically elevated off the radial attachment. The distal part of the plate is often visible after repair of the PQ. We describe a "PQ-splitting" technique for covering the distal edge of the plate if primary PQ repair cannot completely cover the distal part of the plate...
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094390/reconstruction-of-a-long-defect-of-the-ulnar-artery-and-nerve-with-an-arterialized-neurovenous-free-flap-in-a-teenager-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Diogo Casal, Diogo Pais, Eduarda Mota-Silva, Giovanni Pelliccia, Inês Iria, Paula A Videira, Maria Manuel Mendes, João Goyri-O'Neill, Maria Manuel Mouzinho
There is evidence that nerve flaps are superior to nerve grafts for bridging long nerve defects. Moreover, arterialized neurovenous flaps (ANVFs) have multiple potential advantages over traditional nerve flaps in this context. This paper describes a case of reconstruction of a long defect of the ulnar artery and nerve with an arterialized neurovenous free flap and presents a literature review on this subject. A 16-year-old boy sustained a stab wound injury to the medial aspect of the distal third of his right forearm...
November 2, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081707/analysis-of-the-pattern-and-mechanism-of-elbow-injuries-related-to-armbar-type-armlocks-in-jiu-jitsu-fighters
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Thiago Bernardo Carvalho DE Almeida, Eiffel Tsuyoshi Dobashi, Alexandre Yukio Nishimi, Eduardo Bernardo DE Almeida, Luciano Pascarelli, Luciano Miller Reis Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze elbow injuries and their probable mechanism in Jiu-Jitsu fighters resulting from the armbar-type armlock. METHODS: We evaluated 5 high-performance Jiu-Jitsu fighters from the Gracie Elite gym who were injured during a tournament. All were healthy males with a mean age of 28.8 years. The right arm was involved in three patients (60%). The athletes were followed for approximately 4.6 months, and pain was present in all cases...
September 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079740/anatomical-study-of-the-neurovascular-in-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-transfers
#16
Haijiao Mao, Wenwei Dong, Zengyuan Shi, Weigang Yin, Dachuan Xu, Keith L Wapner
The transfer of the flexor hallucis longus tendon or flexor digitorum longus tendon is frequently used for the treatment of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency or chronic Achilles tendinopathy. According to several anatomical studies, harvesting the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon may cause nerve injury. Sixty-eight embalmed feet were dissected and anatomically classified to define the relationship between Henry's knot and the plantar nerves. Two different configurations were identified. In Pattern 1, which was observed in 64 specimens (94...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079067/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-cellulitis-mimics
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Garrett Blumberg, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common clinical condition with low rates of morbidity and mortality if treated appropriately. Mimics of cellulitis presenting with erythema, edema, warmth, and pain can be associated with grave morbidity and mortality if misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: This review investigates the signs and symptoms of cellulitis, mimics of cellulitis, and an approach to the management of both cellulitis and its mimics. DISCUSSION: The current emergency medicine definition of cellulitis includes erythema, induration, warmth, and swelling...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078824/the-missed-achilles-tear-now-what
#18
REVIEW
Brian D Steginsky, Bryan Van Dyke, Gregory C Berlet
Chronic Achilles tendon ruptures are debilitating injuries and are often associated with large tendon gaps that can be challenging for the foot and ankle surgeon to treat. Preoperative evaluation should include the patient's functional goals, medical comorbidities, MRI assessment of gastrocsoleus muscle viability, condition of adjacent flexor tendons, and size of the tendon defect. Although several surgical techniques have been described, the surgeon must formulate an individualized treatment plan for the patient...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078727/proximal-phalanx-fracture-management
#19
Tim T Lögters, Hannah H Lee, Sebastian Gehrmann, Joachim Windolf, Robert A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: The goal of proximal phalangeal fracture management is to allow for fracture healing to occur in acceptable alignment while maintaining gliding motion of the extensor and flexor tendons. METHODS: We reviewed the most current literature on various treatment methods of proximal phalanx fractures, focusing on the indications and outcomes of nonoperative as well as operative interventions. RESULTS: Stable fractures can be successfully treated nonoperatively, whereas unstable injuries benefit from surgery...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076959/effects-of-pre-competitive-preparation-period-on-the-isokinetic-muscular-characteristics-in-world-class-handball-players
#20
Olivier Maurelli, Pierre Louis Bernard, Romain Dubois, Said Ahmaidi, Jacques Prioux
The aim of this study was to describe the effects of eight weeks of pre-competitive period preparation (Pc2P) on the isokinetic muscular characteristics in world-class handball players. Nineteen male professional players (age: 26.6 ± 5.4 years) participated in the study. Two bilateral isokinetic tests of knee joint flexors (H; Hamstring) and extensors (Q; Quadriceps) were performed before and after Pc2P to determine the peak torque (PT), the mean power (MP) and the ratios (agonist/antagonist, dominant/non-dominant and combined)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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