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Meta N Eek, Kate Himmelmann
Spasticity and muscle weakness is common in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Spasticity can be treated with botulinum neurotoxin-A (BoNT-A), but this drug has also been reported to induce muscle weakness. Our purpose was to describe the effect on muscle strength in the lower extremities after BoNT-A injections in children with CP. A secondary aim was to relate the effect of BoNT-A to gait pattern and range of motion. Twenty children with spastic CP were included in the study, 8 girls and 12 boys (mean age 7...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
R Siva Kumar, Prahalad K Singhi, M Chidambaram, Kiran Kakkandki
INTRODUCTION: Patella osteomyelitis is a rare entity in adults. Most often it is seen in children of five to twelve years of age because of its unique ossification and vascularity. Immuno compromised states like HIV, tuberculosis, intravenous drug abuse and trauma have been predisposing factors for adult patellar osteomyelitis. We report two cases of patellar osteomyelitis in adult diabetic women with uncontrolled glycemic levels and having no previous history of any trauma or systemic infection...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Tetsuo Hagino, Satoshi Ochiai, Shinya Senga, Takashi Yamashita, Masanori Wako, Takashi Ando, Hirotaka Haro
PURPOSE: To study discoid meniscus in children who underwent arthroscopic surgery at our center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients (39 knees) younger than 15 years with discoid lateral meniscus (mean age, 12.9 years; 13 males, 21 females) who underwent arthroscopic surgeries since 2007 were studied. The surgical procedure consisted of, in principle, saucerization with additional suture repair in the case of meniscal instability at the peripheral rim of the residual meniscus...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Khawla Achour, Eya Mersni, Bassem Krifa, Emna Bahlouli, Sonia Lebib, Catherine Dziri
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to determine the epidemiological and characteristics and the therapeutic modalities of heterotopic ossification in brain injury. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study conducted between January 2010 and January 2016, including patients hospitalized for management of sequelae of an isolated head injury or associated with multiple trauma, and in whom the diagnosis of of heterotopic ossification (HO) was increased. A review of epidemiological data (including age, sex, occupation, type of neurological injury, discovering circumstances of HO), clinical data, the therapeutic choice and evolutivity...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Aristides I Cruz, Kevin G Shea, Theodore J Ganley
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) can cause knee pain and dysfunction in children. The etiology of OCD remains unclear; theories on causes include inflammation, ischemia, ossification abnormalities, genetic factors, and repetitive microtrauma. Most OCD lesions in skeletally immature patients will heal with nonoperative treatment. The success of nonoperative treatment decreases once patients reach skeletal maturity. The goals of surgical treatment include maintenance of articular cartilage congruity, rigid fixation of unstable fragments, and repair of osteochondral defects with cells or tissues that can adequately replace lost or deficient cartilage...
October 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Benny Antony, Graeme Jones, Xingzhong Jin, Changhai Ding
Osteoarthritis (OA) mainly affects older populations; however, it is possible that early life factors contribute to the development of OA in later life. The aim of this review is to describe the association between childhood or early adulthood risk factors and knee pain, structural imaging markers and development of knee OA in later life. A narrative overview of the literature synthesising the findings of literature retrieved from searches of computerised databases and manual searches was conducted. We found that only a few studies have explored the long-term effect of childhood or early adulthood risk factors on the markers of joint health that predispose people to OA or joint symptoms...
September 13, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
M A Shahin, M I Sultan, M J Alam, A Saeed, A K Azad, M R Choudhury
Cystic tuberculosis of the bone is a rare form of tuberculosis (TB). The condition presents like Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) of children. In children, the lesions symmetrically involve the peripheral skeleton, which are less sclerotic than adults. A case report is presented here where the patient presented with i) the extensive involvement of bones with cystic lesion, ii) Hand & feet involvement with multiple bony exostosis iii) Synovial swelling of multiple joints and 4) fever for 6 months. Swelling of the joints was disproportionately greater than pain...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Üstün Aydıngöz, Zeynep Maraş Özdemir, Altan Güneş, Fatma Bilge Ergen
Although generally more common in adults, lower extremity impingement and friction syndromes are also observed in the pediatric age group. Encompassing femoroacetabular impingement, iliopsoas impingement, subspine impingement, and ischiofemoral impingement around the hip; patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome; iliotibial band friction syndrome; and medial synovial plica syndrome in the knee as well as talocalcaneal impingement on the hindfoot, these syndromes frequently cause pain and may mimic other, and occasionally more ominous, conditions in children...
August 18, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Dragan Marinković, Jovana M Simin, Biljana Drasković, Ivana M Kvrgić, Marina Pandurov
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound guided lower limb peripheral nerve blocks are efficient for perioperative pain treatment in children. The aim was to see if lower limb peripheral nerve blocks reduced the amount of propofol and opioid analgesics used intraoperatively, as well as the level of pain and consumption of systemic analgesics postoperatively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized, prospective clinical trial was carried out. It included 60 children between 11 and 18 years of age scheduled for elective knee arthroscopy...
January 2016: Medicinski Pregled
Apexa S Raithatha, Daxa G Mishra
Introduction. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are common among nurses and can affect patient outcomes. There is a dearth of literature on MSD among Indian nurses. The study objective was to measure prevalence of MSD and their association with perceived work demands and sociodemographic variables among female nurses at a tertiary care hospital in rural India. Methods. A cross-sectional study was undertaken in 2013 through interviewer administered questionnaires which comprised three parts: sociodemographic data, modified Nordic questionnaire, and perceived physical and psychological work demands...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Diseases
Pierluigi Antinolfi, Matteo Bartoli, Giacomo Placella, Andrea Speziali, Valerio Pace, Marco Delcogliano, Claudio Mazzola
Patellofemoral problems are considered to be among the most frequent causes of knee pain in children and adolescents. Correcting bone abnormalities through specific and targeted interventions is mandatory in skeletally immature patients. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is the preferred procedure, but there are several important precautionary considerations that the surgeon must take into account. It must always be remembered that MPFL rupture is the result, not the cause, of an altered extensor mechanism; therefore, patellar stabilization with MPFL reconstruction is only the first step to be accomplished in the management of an MPFL rupture...
January 2016: Joints
Francesco Massei, Gianluigi Laccetta, Monica Barrani, Luca Fabbri, Virna Zampa, Alessandro Paolicchi, Roberto Cioni, Eugenio Mario Ciancia, Michelangelo Scaglione, Rita Consolini
Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a benign osteogenic neoplasm, usually affecting children and young adults, that is typically characterized by nocturnal pain and response to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. OO is frequently misdiagnosed because it mimics juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), bone infection or malignancy. Herein we report the case of a girl who presented with chronic monoarthritis of the knee mimicking JIA. After 1 year, OO of the femoral distal metaphysis was diagnosed. OO was treated with computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation with disappearance of the symptoms and resolution of the neoplasm...
August 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Cheung Man Hong, Lui Tun Hing
INTRODUCTION: Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a proliferative condition of the synovium, which is composed of nodules and/or villi and has an abundant number of hemosiderin-laden macrophages. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old boy presented with an acute irritable knee. Emergency arthroscopy showed a nodular PVNS in the intercondylar notch. The symptoms resolved after resection of the lesion. CONCLUSION: PVNS of the knee in children is a rare entity...
July 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Alfred Atanda, Maegen Wallace, Michael B Bober, William Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Achondroplasia is the most common form of skeletal dysplasia that presents to the pediatric orthopaedist. More than half of achondroplasia patients are affected with knee pain. It is thought that the majority of this pain may be due to spinal stenosis, hip pathology, or knee malalignment. Discoid menisci can be a source of lateral knee joint pain in skeletally immature patients in general. We present the first case series of patients with achondroplasia who had symptomatic discoid lateral menisci treated with arthroscopic knee surgery...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Maria F A Giacomin, Camila M P França, Zilda N P Oliveira, Maria C R Machado, Adriana M E Sallum, Clovis A Silva
INTRODUCTION: Harlequin ichthyosis (HI) is a severe and rare hereditary congenital skin disorder characterized by excessive dryness, ectropion and eclabion. The association of ichthyosis with systemic sclerosis has been described in only three children. No patient with generalized morphea (GM) associated with harlequin ichthyosis was described. CASE REPORT: A 4-years and 6-months girl, diagnosed with harlequin ichthyosis based on diffuse cutaneous thickening, scaling, erythema, ectropion and eclabium since the first hours of birth was described...
January 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Antonio Andreacchio, Lorenza Marengo, Federico Canavese, Leopoldo Pedretti, Antonio Memeo
The main objective of this study was to compare external fixation (EF) with elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) for the treatment of femoral shaft fractures in children aged 8 or younger. Fifteen children with femoral shaft fractures treated by EF and 23 children with femoral shaft fractures treated by ESIN were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were pain free at the last follow-up, with good ranges of motion in the hip and knee. Partial and full weight bearing occurred sooner in patients treated with EF than with ESIN, although more polytrauma patients were present in the ESIN group...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Michael S Swain, Steven J Kamper, Chris G Maher, Jane Latimer, Carolyn Broderick, Damien McKay, Nicholas Henschke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Musculoskeletal disorders, such as knee pain, are common in children and adolescents, but there is a lack of high quality research that evaluates the clinical course of these conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a prospective study of children and adolescents with knee pain using electronic methods of data collection. METHODS: Children and adolescents with knee pain that presented to primary care physiotherapy clinics were enrolled and followed-up on a weekly basis via short messaging service (SMS) until their knee pain had recovered (i...
May 16, 2016: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
J A Khan, G P Singh, A Pandey
Background Femoral-shaft fractures are among the most common fractures of the lower extremity in children. There are several different options for treating femoral-shaft fractures in children. Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has become the standard treatment for fractures of shaft of femur in children for reasons including mini-invasive surgery, no need for casting, early mobilization and discharge as well as growing concerns toward cost-effectiveness. Objective To demonstrate the effectiveness of intramedullary fixation of fracture shaft of femur in skeletally immature children using the titanium elastic intramedullary nails...
July 2015: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
Keith D Baldwin, Christopher M Brusalis, Afamefuna M Nduaguba, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Differentiating between septic arthritis and Lyme disease of the knee in endemic areas can be challenging and has major implications for patient management. The purpose of this study was to identify a prediction rule to differentiate septic arthritis from Lyme disease in children presenting with knee pain and effusion. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients younger than 18 years of age with knee effusions who underwent arthrocentesis at our institution from 2005 to 2013...
May 4, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Noelle Whyte, Christopher Sullivan
When patients who are thin present with knee pain, it can be easy to overlook the possibility of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Although 80% of patients with a "slip" are obese, thin children are not immune to this problem. Endocrinopathies, especially hypothyroidism, can be associated with SCFE. This article describes guidelines for evaluating patients for a slip and highlights some important considerations for the atypical SCFE. Patients with open growth plates with thigh or knee pain should routinely have a hip examination as part of the evaluation...
April 2016: Pediatric Annals
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