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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146507/impact-of-osteoarthritis-and-total-joint-arthroplasty-on-the-kinematics-of-the-trapeziometacarpal-joint-a-pilot-study
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Priscilla D'Agostino, Benjamin Dourthe, Faes Kerkhof, Evie E Vereecke, Filip Stockmans
PURPOSE: To quantify the effect of osteoarthritis (OA) and total trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint replacement on thumb kinematics during the primary physiological motions of the thumb. METHODS: We included 4 female patients with stage III TMC OA. A computed tomography-based markerless method was used to quantify the 3-dimensional thumb kinematics in patients before and after TMC joint replacement surgery with the Arpe implant. RESULTS: Trapeziometacarpal OA led to a marked decrease of internal rotation and abduction of the first metacarpal (MC1) during thumb flexion and a decrease of MC1 adduction during thumb adduction...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145982/impact-of-outpatient-total-joint-replacement-on-postoperative-outcomes
#2
REVIEW
Danielle Lovett-Carter, Zain Sayeed, Leila Abaab, Vinay Pallekonda, William Mihalko, Khaled J Saleh
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) has demonstrated tremendous benefits to patients with osteoarthritis. Health care reform has influenced surgeons to optimize TJA care pathways as well as playing a role in the formation of outpatient TJA protocols. Understanding the outcomes of outpatient TJA is imperative to surgical predicate decision making. The aim of this review is to compare outcomes of outpatient TJA patients to standard-stay inpatients. Postoperative outcomes assessed include pain, complications, readmissions, reoperation, patient satisfaction, and cost...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145978/outpatient-management-of-ankle-fractures
#3
REVIEW
Charles Qin, Robert G Dekker, Mia M Helfrich, Anish R Kadakia
Interest in outpatient orthopedic surgery has been fueled by provider desire to control costs and development of rapid recovery protocols. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a commonly elected treatment strategy for ankle fracture that may be performed in an outpatient setting. Lessons on cost-savings of the outpatient model in orthopedics can be learned in total joint replacement and spine surgery. Moreover, in properly selected patients, outpatient ORIF has been shown to be comparably safe. Reasons for admission of the surgically managed patient with ankle fractures, including concern for surgical delay and additional social factors, warrant further investigation...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135720/clinical-outcome-following-total-joint-replacement-and-arthrodesis-for-hallux-rigidus-a-systematic-review
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Jasper Stevens, Robin T A L de Bot, Joris P S Hermus, Lodewijk W van Rhijn, Adhiambo M Witlox
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus is a common cause of foot pain in the elderly and has a negative impact on quality of life. Several operative treatment options are available for feet that are refractory to conservative treatment. Of these, total joint replacement and arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint are the most commonly performed interventions. Nevertheless, it is still not known which intervention results in the best clinical outcome and the fewest complications. METHODS: PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for studies assessing outcome with the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society-Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Interphalangeal (AOFAS-HMI) score, Foot Function Index (FFI), visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, or Short Form-36 (SF-36) in patients who underwent an arthrodesis or total joint replacement for the treatment of symptomatic hallux rigidus...
November 14, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135673/myocardial-cobalt-levels-are-elevated-in-the-setting-of-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Cody C Wyles, T Carson Wright, Melanie C Bois, Md Shahrier Amin, Ahmed Fayyaz, Sarah M Jenkins, Saranya P Wyles, Patrick L Day, David L Murray, Robert T Trousdale, Nandan S Anavekar, William D Edwards, Joseph J Maleszewski
BACKGROUND: Arthroplasty implants commonly contain elemental metal that may undergo wear-related release. Recently, cases of hip implant-associated myocardial injury have been reported. However, we are not aware of any previous study that has systematically measured myocardial metal levels or examined the relationship with total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Archives of our institution were queried for autopsies of individuals who had undergone THA between 1990 and 2013...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135529/acute-coronary-artery-thrombus-after-tranexamic-acid-during-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-coronary-stents-a-case-report
#6
Kathryn H Bridges, Sylvia H Wilson
Tranexamic Acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic, is routinely used to decrease transfusion rates in total joint replacement surgery. While recent publications have indicated a low risk of TXA-associated thromboembolic events in this orthopedic population, few studies specifically address the safety of TXA administration in high-risk patients. We present a case of acute coronary thrombus requiring emergent intervention in a patient with indwelling coronary stents who underwent shoulder arthroplasty with TXA administration...
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130030/a-review-of-engineered-zirconia-surfaces-in-biomedical-applications
#7
Ling Yin, Yoshitaka Nakanishi, Abdur-Rasheed Alao, Xiao-Fei Song, Jaafar Abduo, Yu Zhang
Zirconia is widely used for load-bearing functional structures in medicine and dentistry. The quality of engineered zirconia surfaces determines not only the fracture and fatigue behaviour but also the low temperature degradation (ageing sensitivity), bacterial colonization and bonding strength of zirconia devices. This paper reviews the current manufacturing techniques for fabrication of zirconia surfaces in biomedical applications, particularly, in tooth and joint replacements, and influences of the zirconia surface quality on their functional behaviours...
2017: Procedia CIRP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126692/biomaterials-in-temporomandibular-joint-replacement-current-status-and-future-perspectives-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
N De Meurechy, A Braem, M Y Mommaerts
The alloplastic total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) prosthesis has a long history, with many different materials and designs used. While several of these materials have proven valuable over time, many others have not been suitable for implantation, resulting in failure and the need for explantation of the implant. Because of the failure of several of these systems, the use of alloplastic prostheses has reduced dramatically, despite their advantages over autogenous restoration. The aim of this narrative review is to discuss the criteria that must be met by a biomaterial in order for it to be considered suitable for implantation, as well as the common complications that can occur...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122388/pelvic-tilt-displacement-before-and-after-artificial-hip-joint-replacement-surgery
#9
Toru Nishiwaki, Ryosuke Hata, Akihito Oya, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Arihiko Kanaji
BACKGROUND: Prediction of pelvic displacement before total hip arthroplasty (THA) is important for accurate acetabular implant placement. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of contralateral joint conditions on pelvic displacement after THA. METHODS: A total of 355 cases that underwent computed tomography before and after THA for osteoarthritis due to developmental dysplasia were assessed. The pelvic plane was based on preoperative and postoperative day 1 computed tomography images...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116495/mandibular-kinematics-and-maximum-voluntary-bite-force-following-segmental-resection-of-the-mandible-without-or-with-reconstruction
#10
Sabine S Linsen, Annina Oikonomou, Markus Martini, Marcus Teschke
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to analyze mandibular kinematics and maximum voluntary bite force in patients following segmental resection of the mandible without and with reconstruction (autologous bone, alloplastic total temporomandibular joint replacement (TMJ TJR)). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects operated from April 2002 to August 2014 were enrolled in the study. Condylar (CRoM) and incisal (InRoM) range of motion and deflection during opening, condylar retrusion, incisal lateral excursion, mandibular rotation angle during opening, and maximum voluntary bite force were determined on the non-affected site and compared between groups...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115921/identifying-protective-and-risk-factors-for-injurious-falls-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-care-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#11
Emmanuel Aryee, Spencer L James, Guenola M Hunt, Hilary F Ryder
BACKGROUND: Admitted patients who fall and injure themselves during an acute hospitalization incur increased costs, morbidity, and mortality, but little research has been conducted on identifying inpatients at high risk to injure themselves in a fall. Falls risk assessment tools have been unsuccessful due to their low positive predictive value when applied broadly to entire hospital populations. We aimed to identify variables associated with the risk of or protection against injurious fall in the inpatient setting...
November 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115615/effects-of-dabigatran-regulates-no%C3%A2-reflow-phenomenon-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-mice-through-anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-and-anti%C3%A2-oxidative-activities-and-connective-tissue-growth-factor-expression
#12
Kunqing Song, Yanshan Wang, Jizhang Sheng, Chunmei Ma, Hongmei Li
Pradaxa is a novel oral anticoagulant, which was originally used to prevent thrombosis following joint replacement surgery. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect dabigatran on acute myocardial infarction through regulating no‑reflow phenomenon and oxidative stress, neutrophil intraplaque infiltration and apoptosis. In the present study, dabigatran significantly inhibited the infarct size, increased arterial pressure and reduced no‑reflow phenomenon in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) vehicle rabbits...
October 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111467/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-weight-bearing-shoulders-of-wheelchair-dependent-patients
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nathan R Wanderman, Andrew T Assenmacher, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: Wheelchair-dependent patients rely on their upper extremities for mobility and transfers. This entails the heavy use of upper extremities as weight-bearing joints, leading to shoulder overuse with increased prevalence of rotator cuff-related disorders, and ultimately to challenging cases for shoulder surgeons when a joint replacement is needed. OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in wheelchair-dependent patients with arthritis and rotator cuff tears...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110097/geographic-region-socioeconomic-position-and-the-utilisation-of-primary-total-joint-replacement-for-hip-or-knee-osteoarthritis-across-western-victoria-a-cross-sectional-multilevel-study-of-the-australian-orthopaedic-association-national-joint-replacement-registry
#14
Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, Kara L Holloway, Richard S Page, Muhammad A Sajjad, Mark A Kotowicz, Patricia M Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trish L Dunning, Susan Brumby, Daryl Pedler, Alasdair Sutherland, Svetha Venkatesh, Lana J Williams, Gustavo Duque, Julie A Pasco
Compared to urban residents, those in rural/regional areas often experience inequitable healthcare from specialist service providers. Independent of small between-area differences in utilisation, socially advantaged groups had the greatest uptake of joint replacement. These data suggest low correlation between 'need' vs. 'uptake' of surgery in rural/regional areas. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Compared to urban residents, those in rural and regional areas often experience inequitable healthcare from specialist service providers, often due to geographical issues...
November 6, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109026/a-low-friction-biphasic-and-boundary-lubricating-hydrogel-for-cartilage-replacement
#15
Piers E Milner, Maria Parkes, Jennifer L Puetzer, Robert Chapman, Molly M Stevens, Philippa Cann, Jonathan Jeffers
Partial joint repair is a surgical procedure where an artificial material is used to replace localised chondral damage. These artificial bearing surfaces must articulate against cartilage, but current materials do not replicate both the biphasic and boundary lubrication mechanisms of cartilage. A research challenge therefore exists to provide a material that mimics both boundary and biphasic lubrication mechanisms of cartilage. In this work a polymeric network of a biomimetic boundary lubricant, poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC), was incorporated into an ultra-tough double network (DN) biphasic (water phase + polymer phase) gel, to form a PMPC triple network (PMPC TN) hydrogel with boundary and biphasic lubrication capability...
November 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108537/-patients-with-glenohumeral-arthrosis-risk-delay-of-treatment
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EDITORIAL
Signe Nanna Rosner Rasmussen, Helge Vous Bonde
Referral for shoulder joint replacement in patients with glenohumeral arthrosis may be delayed in the primary sector. When non-surgical first-line treatment has little effect on pain and quality of life, patients should be referred for orthopaedic specialist assessment. New trends regarding shoulder prosthesis are under way as indicated by data from the Danish Shoulder Alloplasty Registry from the latest decade with an increase in number and quality. Changed demographic composition in favour of the elderly makes focus on the importance of shoulder prosthesis regarding research and treatment algorithm...
November 6, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105561/failure-of-an-accis-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-prosthesis-a-case-report
#17
Martin C Bone, Andrew Naylor
The introduction of coatings on joint replacements was intended to reduce wear volumes, prevent corrosion and reduce metal ion release. However, retrieval analysis to confirm their in vivo performance has been limited. The aim of study was to examine the coating on a retrieved hip prosthesis to determine whether substantial damage or wear had occurred. A single advanced ceramic-coated implant systems titanium niobium nitride-coated hip resurfacing prosthesis was retrieved for examination. Wear volumes and surface roughness were measured to quantify the damage to the articulating surfaces...
November 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104084/orthopaedic-implant-materials-drive-m1-macrophage-polarization-in-a-spleen-tyrosine-kinase-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-dependent-manner
#18
Olwyn R Mahon, Sarah O'Hanlon, Clare C Cunningham, Geraldine M McCarthy, Christopher Hobbs, Valeria Nicolosi, Daniel J Kelly, Aisling Dunne
Total joint replacements (TJR) are costly procedures required to relieve pain and restore function in patients suffering from end-stage arthritis. Despite great progress in the development and durability of TJRs, the generation of prosthesis-associated wear particles over time leads to an inflammatory cascade which culminates in periprosthetic osteolysis. Studies suggest that wear particles drive the polarization/differentiation of immature macrophages towards a pro-inflammatory M1 phenotype rather than an anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype associated with normal bone and wound healing...
November 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102512/ninety-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-risk-screened-and-optimized-patients-undergoing-two-team-fast-track-simultaneous-bilateral-tka-compared-with-unilateral-tka-a-prospective-study
#19
Vikas Kulshrestha, Santhosh Kumar, Barun Datta, V K Sinha, Gaurav Mittal
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (SBTKA) offers significant socioeconomic benefits. However, retrospective studies and public health data show increased mortality and morbidity rates in patients undergoing SBTKA compared with those undergoing unilateral TKA (UTKA), and there have been recommendations against the use of SBTKA. High-volume centers, which feature careful patient selection and fast-tracked surgery, continue to perform SBTKA and have published their results in favor of the procedure...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101982/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-imaging-after%C3%A2-total%C3%A2-knee-arthroplasty
#20
Mary G Hochman, Yulia V Melenevsky, Darlene F Metter, Catherine C Roberts, Jenny T Bencardino, R Carter Cassidy, Michael G Fox, Mark J Kransdorf, Douglas N Mintz, Nehal A Shah, Kirstin M Small, Stacy E Smith, Kathy M Tynus, Barbara N Weissman
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most commonly performed joint replacement procedure in the United States and annual demand for primary TKA is expected to grow by 673% by 2030. The first part provides an overview of imaging modalities (radiographs, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and various nuclear medicine studies) and discusses their usefulness in the imaging evaluation of TKA. The second part focuses on evidence-based imaging and imaging-guided intervention algorithms for the workup of TKA and its complications, including routine follow-up, component wear, periprosthetic infection, aseptic loosening, granulomas/osteolysis, conventional and rotational instability, periprosthetic fracture, patellar complications, and a variety of periprosthetic soft tissue abnormalities...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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