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Aoife Healy, Sybil Farmer, Anand Pandyan, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Assistive products are items which allow older people and people with disabilities to be able to live a healthy, productive and dignified life. It has been estimated that approximately 1.5% of the world's population need a prosthesis or orthosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically identify and review the evidence from randomized controlled trials assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions...
2018: PloS One
A L Sander, K Sommer, K Eichler, I Marzi, J Frank
Typical lesions of the carpal ligaments are mostly found after a fall on the wrist in hyperextension or as complex injuries after severe trauma, e. g. after a fall from a significant height, motorcycle accident or as accompanying lesions in multiple trauma. The typical mechanisms, patterns and diagnostic algorithms are well known for the common ligamentous injuries (e.g. scapholunate, lunotriquetral and perilunate); therefore, consistent diagnostic procedures and adequate therapy are increasingly performed after such lesions, e...
March 13, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Takafumi Tajima, Yukichi Zenke, Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Kunitaka Menuki, Akinori Sakai
BACKGROUND: The association of scaphoid or other carpal bone fractures with distal radius fractures is frequently reported, whereas few studies have described pisiform malalignment associated with distal radius fractures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and characteristics of pisiform malalignment associated with distal radius fractures. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study by reviewing the data of 152 consecutive patients with a mean age of 63 years who were treated surgically for distal radius fractures during a five-year period...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Adam E M Eltorai, Wesley M Durand, Jack M Haglin, Lee E Rubin, Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Alan H Daniels
Understanding trends in reimbursement is critical to the financial sustainability of orthopedic practices. Little research has examined physician fee trends over time for orthopedic procedures. This study evaluated trends in Medicare reimbursements for orthopedic surgical procedures. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was examined for Current Procedural Terminology code values for the most common orthopedic and nonorthopedic procedures between 2000 and 2016. Prices were adjusted for inflation to 2016-dollar values...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
Gernot Schmidle, Hannes Leonhard Ebner, Günter Klima, Kristian Pfaller, Josef Fritz, Romed Hoermann, Markus Gabl
The scaphoid is the most frequently fractured carpal bone and prone to non-union due to mechanical and biological factors. Whereas the importance of stability is well documented, the evaluation of biological activity is mostly limited to the assessment of vascularity. The purpose of this study was to select histological and immunocytochemical parameters that could be used to assess healing potential after scaphoid fractures and to correlate these findings with time intervals after fracture for the three parts of the scaphoid (distal, gap and proximal)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
Ismail T Ali, William D Wong, Teresa Liang, Faisal Khosa, Memoona Mian, Sabeena Jalal, Savvas Nicolaou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the utility of dual-energy CT (DECT) for assessing carpal fractures and to obtain an attenuation value cutoff (in Hounsfield units) to identify bone marrow edema due to an acute carpal fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 24 patients who presented with wrist fractures from September 3, 2014, through March 9, 2015, underwent imaging with DECT (80 and 140 kVp). Using the three-material decomposition algorithm specific for virtual noncalcium to construct images, two radiologists identified carpal fractures and associated bone marrow edema...
February 22, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Berthold Bickert
Complete rupture of the scapholunate (SL) ligament can cause a dissociative carpal instability (CID). These ligamentous lesions are caused by a fall from a limited height of approximately 1 m or a fall, e. g. when playing handball or soccer. For a freshly injured wrist joint, the X‑ray signs of a static instability (after excluding a fracture) are a SL distance ≥3 mm, a SL angle >60°, and a dorsal displacement of the proximal scaphoid pole. Dynamic instabilities are best seen in kinematography of the wrist joint...
February 20, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Shatha M Sulaiman, Abdulmalik A Alkhodair, Shahd M Sulaiman, Lama M Sulaiman, Ahmed S Elkafafy
Replantation is the reattachment of a severed body part, with attempts to restore neurovascular and musculoskeletal integrity, function, and aesthetics. On September 7, 1964, the first extremity replantation-a completely amputated hand-by vascular anastomosis technique was successfully performed.1 Soon after, the first replantation of a complete thumb amputation using microvascular anastomosis in a human was successfully conducted by Komatsu et al.2 in 1968. The overall success rate of limb replantation surgery is around 83...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jonathan Lans, Alejandro Lasa, Neal C Chen, Jesse B Jupiter
Background: The Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament (SLIL) is the first intrinsic carpal ligament to be injured in wrist trauma, present in up to 64% of the distal radius fractures. However, it remains unclear what patients develop symptoms, making primary treatment of these injuries accompanying distal radius fractures remains questionable. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of patients with scapholunate diastasis associated with distal radius fractures...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Takuma Wakasugi, Ritsuro Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Kawauchi, Koji Fujita, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures is reported to be free of hardware irritation and less invasive than other fixation methods. Some specific complications associated with intramedullary fixation, such as radial nerve sensory neuritis, have been reported, but no study has focused on the complication rates of intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures in the elderly population. Furthermore, no studies have analyzed common complications, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and flexor tenosynovitis including trigger finger, among patients with distal radius fractures treated by intramedullary fixation based on a comprehensive complication checklist...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Towseef Ahmad Bhat, Amara Gulzar, Aejaz Ahmad Bhat, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Zameer Ali
PURPOSE: Bear maul injuries are the most common wild animal inflicted injuries in India. More than 300 bear maul injuries report to our hospital per year. METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive patients over a period of 1 year reported to our department for orthopaedic management of bear maul injuries. All the patients were referred either from peripheral hospitals or from other surgical departments of our hospital. RESULTS: All the patients had facial/scalp injuries of variable severity...
November 24, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Giulio Lauri, Marco Biondi, Giuliana Roselli, Prospero Bigazzi
Background  Wrist osteoarthritis is a common disease often resulting from malunited fractures of the distal radius. The primary treatment purpose is to provide pain relief, while maintaining strength and mobility whenever possible. In a patient presenting a posttraumatic degeneration of the wrist, deciding which surgical technique, which joints to sacrifice and which to preserve is crucial to optimizing the outcome. Case Description  We describe a 10-year follow-up of an osteoarticular allograft of the distal radius proposed to treat an isolated distal radius posttraumatic degeneration...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
John C Dunn, Logan R Koehler, Nicholas A Kusnezov, Elizabeth Polfer, Justin D Orr, Miguel A Pirela-Cruz, Justin S Mitchell
Background Perilunate dislocations and perilunate fracture dislocations (PLDs/PLFDs) are rare and often associated with poor outcomes. Heretofore, these outcomes have not been evaluated in a high-demand military population. Questions/Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes in a young, active population after sustaining PLD/PLFD injuries. Patients and Methods We retrospectively reviewed the U.S. military service members who underwent surgical treatment for a PLD/PLFD (Current Procedural Terminology codes 25695 and 25685) between June 1, 2010, and June 1, 2014 through the Military Health System Management Analysis and Reporting Tool (M2) database, capturing patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Amaka C Offiah, Derek Burke
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of cross-sectional imaging for the diagnosis of acute scaphoid fractures in children. METHODS: A systematic review of Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases between 1980 and July 2017 was independently performed by two observers. Criteria for study inclusion in a meta-analysis and assessment of the quality of such studies using the QADAS tool, were predetermined. RESULTS: No studies were eligible for inclusion in a meta-analysis...
January 29, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Tiago Rua, Sanjay Vijayanathan, David Parkin, Vicky Goh, Paul McCrone, Sam Gidwani
Background Wrist injury is a common presentation to the Emergency Department in the United Kingdom. Among these injuries, the scaphoid is the most common fractured carpal bone. However, given the limited ability of conventional radiography to accurately diagnose a suspected scaphoid fracture on presentation, its diagnosis and management remain challenging. Despite the vast clinical evidence supporting the superior accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging, there is little to no evidence around the real-world clinical and economic impact of immediate magnetic resonance imaging in the management of suspected scaphoid fractures...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
Amit Kumar, B P Sharma, Saurabh
Background: Scaphoid fracture is the most common among carpal bone fractures, frequently imperceptible on initial radiographs. Tendency of scaphoid fracture to undergo in non-union makes it an important challenging injury for all orthopaedic surgeons. Displaced scaphoid fracture has high non-union rate in conservative management asserting the need to explore operative treatment. Materials and method: A prospective study was conducted in our institution in thirty patients in 20 to 50 year age group, for displaced scaphoid fracture (<30 days duration)...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Thomas Meszaros, Esther Vögelin, Lukas Mathys, Franck Marie Leclère
BACKGROUND: Perilunate dislocations and fracture-dislocations are a subcategory of the carpal instability complex. Herein, we report our university hospital experience with this complex injury. The goal of our study was to find predictive factors and quantify the development of arthritis and lunate necrosis. We tried to measure the impact of arthritis on hand function. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2014, 21 patients underwent surgery for perilunate dislocations and perilunate fracture-dislocations of the wrist in our tertiary university center...
February 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
J Clothier, G Hinch, W Brown, A Small
Clear definitions of 'normal' equine gestation length (GL) are elusive, with GL being subject to a considerable number of internal and external variables that have confounded interpretation and estimation of GL for over 50 years. Consequently, the mean GL of 340 days first established by Rossdale in 1967 for Thoroughbred horses in northern Europe continues to be the benchmark value referenced by veterinarians, breeders and researchers worldwide. Application of a 95% confidence limit to reported GL range values indicates a possible connection between geographic location and GL...
December 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
Hassini Lassaad, Nawar Nader, Youcef Othmen, Mtaoumi Mourad, Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayeche
Introduction: The anterior perilunate dislocations of the carp (PDC)are exceptional and poorly known lesions, which may go unnoticed in an emergency. They derive their importance from the severity of sequelae, which are dominated by chronic wrist instability and long-term osteoarthritis. Case Report: We report the case of an open anterior PDC with no carpal fracture in a young patient. The injury occurred in a road accident and was treated at once with satisfactory results 1year after...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
M Burnier, M Le Chatelier Riquier, G Herzberg
BACKGROUND: Considering articular distal radius fractures treated with volar plate, we hypothesized that articular radio-carpal displacement was better reduced with arthroscopic control than with only fluoroscopic control. METHODS: Forty patients with similar articular radius fracture (type C according to AO classification) and high functional needs were treated with volar plate fixation. They were divided in two comparative groups: 20 patients in Fluoroscopic group and 20 patients in Arthroscopic group...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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