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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682981/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-venous-thromboembolism-after-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Samuel R Huntley, Eildar Abyar, Eva J Lehtonen, Harshadkumar A Patel, Sameer Naranje, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a rare but potentially lethal complication after orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. The true incidence of VTE after orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery stratified by specific procedure has yet to be examined. The purpose of this study is to report the incidence of and identify risk factors for VTE in a large sample of patients receiving orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery. METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively analyzed data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2006 to 2015 data files...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679256/biomechanical-features-of-six-design-of-the-delta-external-fixator-for-treating-pilon-fracture-a-finite-element-study
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Muhammad Hanif Ramlee, Mohd Ayub Sulong, Evelyn Garcia-Nieto, Daniel Angure Penaranda, Antonio Ros Felip, Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir
Pilon fractures can be caused by high-energy vertical forces which may result in long-term patient immobilization. Many experts in orthopedic surgery recommend the use of a Delta external fixator for type III Pilon fracture treatment. This device can promote immediate healing of fractured bone, minimizing the rate of complications as well as allowing early mobilization. The characteristics of different types of the Delta frame have not been demonstrated yet. By using the finite element method, this study was conducted to determine the biomechanical characteristics of six different configurations (Model 1 until Model 6)...
April 21, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661674/evaluation-of-transsyndesmotic-fixation-and-primary-deltoid-ligament-repair-in-ankle-fractures-with-suspected-combined-deltoid-ligament-injury
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Kai Wu, Jian Lin, Jianhua Huang, Qiugen Wang
The present prospective study examined the utility of the intraoperative tap test/technique for distal tibiofibular syndesmosis in the diagnosis of deltoid ligament rupture and compared the outcomes of transsyndesmotic fixation to deltoid ligament repair with suture anchor. This diagnostic technique was performed in 59 ankle fractures with suspected deltoid ligament injury. The width of the medial clear space of 59 cases was evaluated to assess the sensitivity and specificity. Those with deltoid ligament rupture were randomly assigned to 2 groups and treated with deltoid ligament repair with a suture anchor or with syndesmosis screw fixation...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661672/development-and-validation-of-the-foot-union-scoring-evaluation-tool-for-arthrodesis-of-foot-structures
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Timothy A Karthas, Jeremy J Cook, Michael R Matthews, Michael L Sganga, Daniel D Hansen, Byron Collier, Philip Basile, Emily A Cook
Reliable evaluation of osseous consolidation after pedal arthrodesis can be difficult, and the presence or absence of radiographic healing often dictates care. Plain radiographs remain the mainstay imaging tool owing to their cost, efficiency, and low radiation exposure. Applying radiographic parameters that can reliably determine osseous healing is essential. However, currently, no reliable or validated measures are available to determine osseous union of any joint in the foot or ankle. The purpose of the present study was to develop a radiographic healing scoring system that would enhance the diagnostic healing assessment after joint arthrodesis of the foot or ankle...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644087/clinical-observation-of-biomimetic-mineralized-collagen-artificial-bone-putty-for-bone-reconstruction-of-calcaneus-fracture
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Yong-Xiong Pan, Guang-Gang Yang, Zhong-Wan Li, Zhong-Min Shi, Zhan-Dong Sun
This study investigated clinical outcomes of biomimetic mineralized collagen artificial bone putty for bone reconstruction in the treatment of calcaneus fracture. Sixty cases of calcaneal fractures surgically treated with open reduction and internal fixation in our hospital from June 2014-2015 were chosen and randomly divided into two groups, including 30 cases treated with biomimetic mineralized collagen artificial bone putty as treatment group, and 30 cases treated with autogenous ilia as control group. The average follow-up time was 17...
March 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629578/dorsal-bridge-plating-or-transarticular-screws-for-lisfranc-fracture-dislocations
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N Kirzner, P Zotov, D Goldbloom, H Curry, H Bedi
Aims The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the functional and radiological outcomes of bridge plating, screw fixation, and a combination of both methods for the treatment of Lisfranc fracture dislocations. Patients and Methods A total of 108 patients were treated for a Lisfranc fracture dislocation over a period of nine years. Of these, 38 underwent transarticular screw fixation, 45 dorsal bridge plating, and 25 a combination technique. Injuries were assessed preoperatively according to the Myerson classification system...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628697/seasonal-variation-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients-an-experience-from-central-india
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Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tanveer Sheikh, Ravikant Jain
Objectives: This study aims to determine the various epidemiological factors responsible for orthopedic trauma cases: how do weather patterns, month, season and public working schedule influence the daily frequency of orthopedic trauma. Material and methods: This was a descriptive study performed in the Department of Orthopedics at a tertiary care centre in central India Participants: 7980 trauma cases reported in our study period. Study variables: Demographic characteristics of the cases, time, day, the month of injury and type of trauma and cause of trauma...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620948/impact-of-vancomycin-treatment-on-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-during-osteogenic-differentiation
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Jason T Bariteau, Rishin J Kadakia, Brian C Traub, Manjula Viggeswarapu, Nick J Willett
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin is frequently applied locally to the operative site during foot and ankle procedures to help prevent infection. Although the efficacy of locally applied vancomycin has been demonstrated in spine surgery, there is no consensus on dosing and indication within foot and ankle surgery. Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) is key to healing of both fractures and arthrodesis. The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of vancomycin on human hMSCs during the process of osteogenic differentiation...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613834/incidence-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-in-adults
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Jennifer M Weiss, Kevin G Shea, John C Jacobs, Peter C Cannamela, Ian Becker, Mark Portman, Jeffrey I Kessler
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) has frequently been described in children and adolescents, but cases of OCD in adults are certainly encountered. Little has been published on the epidemiology of OCD in adult patients. PURPOSE: To assess the frequency of OCD lesions in adults and assess the risk by age, sex, and ethnicity. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. METHODS: The authors assessed all patients aged 20 to 45 years from the entire database of patients enrolled as members of Kaiser Permanente Southern California from January 2011 until December 2013...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602782/kite-surfing-epidemiology-of-trauma
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Lisa Dunne, Evelyn Murphy, Peter Hugh Dawson, Michael Leonard
Kite surfing has become an increasingly popular recreational activity worldwide. Thrill seekers can span the water at high speeds and reach great heights risking injury and death. We report the case of a young kite surfer who sustained a fracture dislocation of the right acetabulum that required specialised surgical management. We present this case with a review of the literature outlining the incidence of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the kitesurfing community. Overall, there is a low incidence of pelvic fractures in comparison with other orthopaedic traumas reported among kite surfers, and the most commonly injured sites are the foot and ankle...
March 29, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595101/orthopedic-aspects-of-the-diabetic-foot
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E J A Tijdens-Creusen, Paul C Jutte, W M H H Schoumakers, M M Van der Klauw, Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker
Background Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a common medical condition affecting more than 6% of the world population. Besides well-known pathology like diabetic retinopathy and renal insufficiency, it carries important orthopedic implications, especially around the foot and ankle (diabetic foot). Focus This article focusses on the three major areas confronting the orthopedist: 1) changes in foot statics and biology leading to ulceration with or without osteomyelitis, 2) ankle fractures, particularly complications after a fracture and 3) Charcot foot...
March 28, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578418/-transosseous-osteosynthesis-of-lower-extremities-bones-fractures-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-in-the-treatment-period
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A Dyusupov, A Dyusupov, E Manarbekov, A Bukatov, A Serikbaev
The aim of the study is a comparative analysis of the quality of life in the treatment of fractures of the bones of the lower extremities of various localizations using transosseous and submerged osteosynthesis. We examined 397 patients with injuries of the lower segment of the lower extremity (patellar fractures - 81, multiple bones fractures of the tibia - 84 and fractures of the ankles, accompanied by a dislocation of the foot - 232). Patients were distributed in the subgroups depending on the treatment...
February 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572077/experience-using-the-%C3%A2-shetty-test%C3%A2-for-initial-foot-and-ankle-fracture-screening-in-the-emergency-department
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J Ojeda-Jiménez, M M Méndez-Ojeda, P Martín-Vélez, S Tejero-García, J L Pais-Brito, M Herrera-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: The indiscriminate practice of radiographs for foot and ankle injuries is not justified and numerous studies have corroborated the usefulness of clinical screening tests such as the Ottawa Ankle Rules. The aim of our study is to clinically validate the so-called Shetty Test in our area. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional observational study by applying the Shetty test to patients seen in the Emergency Department. RESULTS: We enrolled 100 patients with an average age of 39...
March 20, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569688/surgical-treatment-of-displaced-intraarticular-calcaneus-fractures-using-anatomical-lateral-frame-plate
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İrfan Esenkaya, Fatih Türkmensoy, Bahattin Kemah, Oğuz Şükrü Poyanlı
BACKGROUND: The present study evaluated the results obtained from the anatomical lateral frame plate treatment of displaced intraarticular calcaneus fractures. METHODS: Overall, 14 displaced intraarticular fractures of 13 patients (3 females, 10 males; Mean age, 37.5 years) were included in the present study. Surgery was performed using widened lateral approach and supported by auto grafts following joint line reduction in all patients. They were then fixated by anatomical lateral frame plate...
March 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555896/talar-neck-fracture-with-dislocation-combined-with-bimalleolar-ankle-fracture-a-case-report
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Ahmad M Radaideh, Ziad A Audat, Abdullah A Saleh
BACKGROUND Fractures of the talus are uncommon injuries that usually involve the talar neck, rather than the talar body. This report is of a rare case of combined left talar neck fracture and adjacent joint dislocation with an ipsilateral bimalleolar ankle fracture. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old man presented with an injury to his left foot following a motor vehicle accident. When he presented to the hospital emergency department, his left foot and ankle were swollen, the overlying skin was intact but badly contused, and there was no neurovascular deficit...
March 20, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551527/isolated-medial-malleolus-fractures-conventional-techniques-versus-headless-compression-screw-fixation
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Tugrul Bulut, Merve Gursoy
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic results of surgically treated isolated medial malleolar fractures and compare the clinical and radiologic results of the fixation methods of headless cannulated fully threaded compression screws and cancellous lag screws and tension band wiring. We included 32 patients who attended the final follow-up examination. Group 1 consisted of 11 patients (34.4%) treated with headless cannulated fully threaded compression screws. Group 2 consisted of 10 patients (31...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548633/is-it-possible-to-overcompress-the-syndesmosis
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Piyush Mahapatra, Ben Rudge, Paul Whittingham-Jones
The case we present suggests that it might be possible to overcompress the syndesmosis, causing subluxation of the talus within the ankle mortise. A 26-year-old female patient had had a Weber Type C ankle fracture internally fixed with a lateral plate and syndesmosis screws. Despite the fibula appearing well reduced and computed tomography imaging showing a well-aligned fibula within the fibular notch, anteromedial subluxation of the talus was present in the ankle mortise. Examination with the patient under anesthesia revealed a stable syndesmosis fixation; however, talar malpositioning was not affected by the foot position...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538382/a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials-assessing-effectiveness-of-prosthetic-and-orthotic-interventions
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523122/modified-essex-lopresti-procedure-with-percutaneous-calcaneoplasty-for-comminuted-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures-a-retrospective-case-analysis
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Jen-Ta Shih, Chun-Lin Kuo, Tsu-Te Yeh, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan, Chia-Chun Wu
BACKGROUND: The ideal treatment for comminuted intraarticular calcaneal fractures is still debated. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most popular surgical procedure; however, wound complications, implant choice, and infection remain major concerns. This study aimed to demonstrate the results of an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure, namely, a closed reduction technique using large-diameter Steinmann pins and percutaneous calcaneoplasty using injectable calcium sulfate cement (MIIG X3, Wright Medical Technology, Inc...
March 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503135/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptomatic-venous-thromboembolic-events-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma-the-need-for-stratification-in-thromboprophylaxis
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Jose A Blanco, Gemma Slater, Jitendra Mangwani
The incidence of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events (deep vein thrombophlebitis [DVT] or pulmonary embolism [PE]) in foot and ankle trauma has been low, and the risk/benefit ratio associated with chemoprophylaxis is controversial. We compared the 90-day incidence of VTE events in 3 cohorts: group 1, tendo-Achillis (TA) ruptures managed with full weightbearing in a walker boot; group 2, ankle fractures immobilized non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast; and group 3, ankle fractures managed surgically, followed by non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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