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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921041/stabilization-of-scaphoid-type-b2-fractures-with-one-or-two-headless-compression-screws
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S Quadlbauer, T Beer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, A Tichy, T Hausner, M Leixnering
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the scaphoid account for the most commonly injured carpal bone. Minimally displaced fractures of the waist will heal in 85-90% when using a below elbow cast. However, fractures with displacement have a higher risk for nonunion. Therefore, open reduction and fixation with headless compression screws (HCS) have become the preferred method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome of unstable scaphoid B2 type fractures, stabilized using one or two headless compression screws...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917548/volar-capsular-release-after-distal-radius%C3%A2-fractures
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Robin N Kamal, David S Ruch
PURPOSE: Loss of full wrist range of motion is common after treatment of distal radius fractures. Loss of wrist extension limiting functional activities, although uncommon, can occur after volar plating of distal radius fractures. Unlike other joints in which capsular release is a common form of treatment for stiffness, this has been approached with caution in the wrist owing to concerns for carpal instability. We tested the null hypothesis that hardware removal and open volar capsular release would not lead to improved upper extremity-specific patient-reported outcome (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] questionnaire)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915847/absence-of-ultrasound-inflammation-in-patients-presenting-with-arthralgia-rules-out-the-development-of-arthritis
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Myrthe van der Ven, M van der Veer-Meerkerk, D F Ten Cate, N Rasappu, M R Kok, D Csakvari, J M W Hazes, A H Gerards, J J Luime
BACKGROUND: To decrease the burden of disease of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients at risk for RA need to be identified as early as possible, preferably when no clinically apparent synovitis can be detected. Up to now, it has been fairly difficult to identify those patients with arthralgia who develop inflammatory arthritis (IA), but recent studies using ultrasound (US) suggest that earlier detection is possible. We aimed to identify patients with arthralgia developing IA within 1 year using US to detect subclinical synovitis at first consultation...
September 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914699/ergonomics-in-surgery-a-review
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Tatiana Catanzarite, Jasmine Tan-Kim, Emily L Whitcomb, Shawn Menefee
OBJECTIVE: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are prevalent among surgeons and may result in practice modification. We aimed to perform a comprehensive review of the English-language literature regarding ergonomic risk, prevalence of WMSDs, and unique ergonomic considerations by route of surgery. METHODS: Multiple searches were performed of PubMed and University library resources to access English-language publications related to surgeon ergonomics. Combinations of keywords were used for each mode of surgery, including the following: "ergonomics," "guidelines," "injury," "operating room," "safety," "surgeon," and "work-related musculoskeletal disorders...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913569/antegrade-intramedullary-kirschner-wire-fixation-of-displaced-metacarpal-shaft-fractures
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E M van Bussel, R M Houwert, T J M Kootstra, M van Heijl, D Van der Velde, Ph Wittich, J Keizer
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to analyze complications and patient-related functional outcome after antegrade intramedullary Kirschner-wire fixation of metacarpal shaft fractures. METHODS: All consecutive patients treated from January 2010 until December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed using patient logs and radiographic images. Indications for operative fixation were angulation > 40°, shortening > 2 mm, or rotational deficit. Complications were registered from the patient logs...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904258/prevalence-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-sonographers-in-china-results-from-a-national-web-based-survey
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Danying Zhang, Hanlin Huang
OBJECTIVES: The aims of present study were to determine the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) among sonographers in China and to provide evidence for appropriate intervention measures to be taken. METHODS: A self-reported questionnaire was used to screen WRMSDs experienced by sonographers during the past 12 months. This questionnaire survey was created and hosted on the WeChat official account platform for sonographers. RESULTS: In the present study, 567 sonographers from 521 medical institutions completed the questionnaire...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902754/wrist-pain-in-gymnasts-a-review-of-common-overuse-wrist-pathology-in-the-gymnastics-athlete
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Holly J Benjamin, Sean C Engel, Debra Chudzik
Injury rates among gymnasts are among the highest of any sport at the high school and collegiate level per athletic exposure. The wrist has increased injury risk due to repetitive physical stresses predisposing it to acute injury, overuse, and degenerative damage. This article will review the most common overuse wrist injuries seen in gymnasts. Prompt evaluation and management is necessary to avoid the negative sequelae that can often accompany these injuries. Little is known about effective sport-specific injury prevention strategies, but general guidelines for overuse injury prevention including limiting excessive loading of the wrist, maintaining wrist joint flexibility, an emphasis on proper technique, and incorporating wrist and general core strengthening seem beneficial...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900671/-wrist-arthrodesis-with-a%C3%A2-fixed-angle-low-profile-fusion-plate-without-carpometacarpal-joint-fixation
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S Köhler, K Koch, A Arsalan-Werner, I M Mehling, J Seegmüller, H Krimmer, Michael Sauerbier
OBJECTIVE: Total wrist arthrodesis to improve functional use of the hand by reducing pain and increasing grip strength. INDICATIONS: Painful destruction of the radio- and midcarpal joints. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Analgesia and satisfactory hand function after motion-preserving surgical or conservative treatment. Chronic joint infection. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Posterior approach to the wrist. Removal of articular surfaces destroyed all the way down to cancellous bone...
September 12, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900524/distal-intersection-syndrome-progressing-to-extensor-pollicis-longus-tendon-rupture-a-case-report-with-sonographic-findings
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Ross Mattox, Patrick J Battaglia, Frank Scali, Kathy Ottolini, Norman W Kettner
The purpose of this case report is to describe the value of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in diagnosing both distal intersection syndrome (DIS) and rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon in the same patient. A 38-year-old female presented for evaluation of a painful bump of unknown etiology on the dorsolateral aspect of her non-dominant wrist. US demonstrated tenosynovitis distal to Lister's tubercle of the EPL and extensor carpi radialis tendon sheaths, consistent with DIS. Immobilization therapy was employed, during which time the patient suffered rupture of the EPL tendon...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899700/the-agony-of-it-all-musculoskeletal-discomfort-in-the-reading-room
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Rebecca L Seidel, Elizabeth A Krupinski
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the extent and severity of musculoskeletal discomfort in radiologists using a standardized tool, the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire (CMDQ). In addition, we evaluated the influence of demographic factors on the frequency of symptoms, degree of discomfort, interference of symptoms with ability to work, and overall pain. METHODS: The CMDQ was distributed via an anonymous link to all radiology trainees and faculty at our institution...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895777/effects-of-kinesio-tape-in-individuals-with-lateral-epicondylitis-a-deceptive-crossover-trial
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Ivan P H Au, Pak Che Patricia Fan, Wang Yiu Lee, Man Wai Leong, Oi Yin Tang, Winko W An, Roy T Cheung
OBJECTIVES: To determine the true and immediate effect of applying Kinesio tape (KT) on the pain intensity, pain-free grip strength, maximal grip strength, and electromyographic activity with facilitatory KT, inhibitory KT, sham KT, and untaped condition in patients with lateral epicondylitis (LE) who were ignorant about KT. DESIGN: Deceptive crossover trial. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-three patients with unilateral chronic LE who were ignorant about KT, 30 of them were successfully deceived in this study...
September 12, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892125/novel-spondyloepimetaphyseal-dysplasia-due-to-ufsp2-gene-mutation
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M Di Rocco, M Rusmini, F Caroli, A Madeo, M Bertamino, G Marre-Brunenghi, I Ceccherini
Beukes Hip Dysplasia is an autosomal dominant disease which has to date been described only in a large South African family of Dutch origin. The patients presented with progressive epiphyseal dysplasia limited to femoral capital epiphysis and their height was not significantly reduced. A unique variant of the ubiquitin-fold modifier 1 (Ufm1)-specific peptidase 2 (UFSP2) gene (c.868T>C) has been reported in all individuals from Beukes family with clinical and radiological diagnosis of Beukes Hip Dysplasia...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891546/work-related-musculoskeletal-pain-among-lebanese-dentists-an-epidemiological-study
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S Bou Jaoude, N Naaman, E Nehme, J Gebeily, M Daou
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and identify their associated factors among a group of Lebanese dentists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 314 Lebanese, dentists completed an anonymous questionnaire that focused on occupational health problems. This study was approved by the ethics committee of Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon. The statistical analyses were performed using SPSS for windows...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888571/accuracy-and-early-clinical-outcome-of-3-dimensional-planned-and-guided-single-cut-osteotomies-of-malunited-forearm-bones
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Simon Roner, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Ladislav Nagy, Andreas Schweizer, Philipp Fürnstahl
PURPOSE: To investigate the reduction accuracy of 3-dimensional planned single-cut osteotomies (SCOTs) of the forearm that were performed using patient-specific guides. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of SCOTs performed between 2012 and 2014 was performed. Ten patients (age, 15-59 years) with 6 malunions of the ulna and 6 malunions of the radius were identified. The reduction accuracy was assessed by comparing the 3-dimensional preoperative plan of each osteotomy with the superimposed bone model extracted from postoperative computed tomography data...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888525/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-following-radioscapholunate-fusion
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David Montoya-Faivre, Germain Pomares, Valentin Calafat, François Dap, Gilles Dautel
INTRODUCTION: Radioscapholunate (RSL) fusion is typically performed following wrist trauma. It addresses the pain caused by radiocarpal osteoarthritis but reduces the wrist's mobility. The objective of this study was to determine the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all wrists operated for RSL fusion in our surgery unit over a 12-year period. The clinical analysis consisted of joint amplitudes, grip strength, pain (VAS) and functional scores (PRWE, QuickDash, Mayo Wrist Score)...
September 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882490/patient-rated-long-term-results-after-complete-denervation-of-the-wrist
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T Fuchsberger, C E Boesch, F Tonagel, T Fischborn, H E Schaller, P Gonser
The aim of this study was to examine the long-term results after the denervation of the wrist. Between 1977 and 2001, we treated 375 patients in our clinic. The mean age was 43.5 years; 81% were male and 19% female. The long-term results were assessed by a questionnaire assessing pain on a visual analog scale and patient satisfaction and by the DASH questionnaire. After a mean follow-up of 12.23 years, we found an overall pain reduction of 52.1%. In 67.7% of the patients, we found a relief of pain: of these, 44% are free of pain until today and 56% were temporarily asymptomatic...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882374/does-concomitant-ulnar-styloid-fracture-and-distal-radius-fracture-portend-poorer-outcomes-a-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Chaoqun Yuan, Hanyu Zhang, Hongjun Liu, Jiaxiang Gu
PURPOSE: An ulnar styloid fracture often occur in association with a distal radial fracture. Whether an ulnar styloid fracture interfere with the results of a distal radial fracture still remains controversial. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of an accompanying ulnar styloid fracture on clinical outcomes in patients with distal radial fractures. METHODS: A meta-analysis of published studies comparing outcomes of distal radial fractures with an ulnar styloid fracture versus isolated distal radial fractures was performed...
August 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870129/intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-in-elderly-a-randomized-prospective-study-of-casting-versus-volar-plating
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Daniel Martinez-Mendez, Alejandro Lizaur-Utrilla, Joaquin de-Juan-Herrero
We compared outcomes in elderly patients with intra-articular distal radius fractures treated by closed reduction and plaster immobilization or open reduction and internal fixation with a volar plate. Ninety-seven patients older than 60 years were randomly allocated to conservative (47 patients) or surgical (50 patients) treatment. Over a 2-year period, we assessed patient-rated wrist evaluation score, DASH (disability arm, shoulder and hand) questionnaire, pain, wrist range of motion, grip strength, and radiological parameters...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856021/wrist-ultrasound-examination-scanning-technique-and-ultrasound-anatomy-part-2-ventral-wrist
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REVIEW
Cyprian Olchowy, Daniel Soliński, Mateusz Łasecki, Paweł Dąbrowski, Szymon Urban, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
Ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system is an important element of the diagnostic and therapeutic protocol. Clinical decisions, including those regarding surgical procedures, are often based solely on ultrasound imaging. However, detailed knowledge on the anatomy and a correct scanning technique are crucial for an accurate diagnosis. Modern ultrasonographic equipment allows obtaining detailed anatomical images of muscle tendons, ligaments, nerves and vessels of the carpal area. Ventral wrist ultrasound is one of the most common diagnostic procedures in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854920/fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-around-large-joints-clinical-characteristics-and-literature-review
#20
Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shun Suzawa, Kenta Watanabe, Masahiko Kanamori, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a benign tumor arising from the synovium of the tendon sheath that occurs mostly around small joints such as the fingers, hands, and wrist. However, FTS rarely arises around a large joint (knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle) with intra-articular or extra-articular involvement. The clinical characteristics of FTS arising around a large joint are unclear. An additional 3 cases of FTS arising around a large joint are presented. Furthermore, the published cases and the present cases are reviewed with respect to their clinical characteristics and imaging and histopathology findings...
August 30, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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