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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540999/do-cerclage-cables-delay-the-time-to-bone-union-in-patients-with-an-unstable-humeral-shaft-fracture-treated-with-intramedullary-nails
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Kyeong Jin Han, Doo Hyung Lee, Joon Young Bang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the time to bone union after open reduction and internal fixation with cerclage cables followed by intramedullary nailing (IMN) for unstable humeral shaft fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a humeral shaft fracture treated by IMN were enrolled. One group of patients was treated via open reduction and internal fixation with cables followed by IMN (cable group; n=32), while the other group was treated with a conventional closed IMN (non-cable group; n=64)...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538289/a-three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-fracture-planes-in-pediatric-lateral-humeral-condyle-fractures-for-image-based-pin-positioning-during-fixation
#2
Do Young Park, Jae Ho Cho, Doo-Hyung Lee, Wan-Sun Choi, Jun Young Bang, Xiang Yun Yin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the 3 dimensional morphology of pediatric lateral condylar physeal fractures using 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) and to identify optimal pin positions for percutaneous pinning. DESIGN: Prospective case series of consecutively treated patients SETTING:: Tertiary university hospital setting. PATIENTS: Preoperative 3D-CTs in pediatric surgical candidates diagnosed with lateral condylar physeal fractures INTERVENTION:: Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning was performed...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529869/septic-arthritis-of-the-shoulder-with-proximal-humerus-osteomyelitis-treated-by-ilizarov-shoulder-arthrodesis
#3
John Kendall, Martin McNally
Septic arthritis of the shoulder can destroy the glenohumeral joint resulting in significant pain, instability and poor function. Surgical treatment is notoriously difficult with significant risk of complications. Shoulder arthrodesis has been performed using both internal and external fixation but has high complication rates in the presence of infection. We present our experience of managing a patient with significant pain and loss of function as a result of septic arthritis of the shoulder following infected proximal humeral fracture fixation with associated proximal humeral osteomyelitis...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526166/transhumeral-anterior-radial-nerve-transposition-to-simplify-anticipated-future-humeral-reconstruction
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REVIEW
David A Muzykewicz, Reid A Abrams
Anterior transhumeral radial nerve transposition has been described in the treatment of humeral shaft fracture to protect the nerve from implant irritation or callus entrapment. Transposing the radial nerve through a facilitating humeral defect also simplifies revision surgery should nonunion result. Here we describe a surgical technique for anterior transhumeral radial nerve transposition for complex humeral reconstruction when subsequent revision surgery is anticipated. Three cases are used for illustration: (1) revision of a total elbow arthroplasty with periprosthetic fracture; (2) revision of a total elbow arthroplasty after aseptic loosening from an allograft/prosthesis composite; and (3) septic humeral nonunion with substantial bone loss...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522075/retrospective-analysis-of-proximal-humeral-fracture-dislocations-managed-with-locked-plates
#5
Vivek Trikha, Vivek Singh, Buddhadeb Choudhury, Saubhik Das
BACKGROUND: Fracture-dislocation is the extreme variant of injury to the proximal humerus that occurs more commonly in young adults as a result of high-velocity trauma. We evaluated the functional and radiologic outcome of fixation of proximal humeral fracture-dislocations with locked plates. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 33 proximal humeral fracture-dislocations in 29 patients with a mean age of 35 years (range, 19-60 years) treated by open reduction and internal fixation with locked plates between January 2009 and December 2013...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511800/epidemiologic-pattern-of-paediatric-supracondylar-fractures-of-humerus-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-teaching-hospital-of-rural-india-a-prospective-study-of-263-cases
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Rashid Anjum, Vivek Sharma, Ramesh Jindal, Tarun Pratap Singh, Narender Rathee
PURPOSE: This prospective study aimed to investigate the epidemiologic parameters of supracondylar humeral fractures in children admitted to a teaching institution of a developing country primarily catering to rural population, to find any preventable cause of such injuries. METHODS: All suspected cases of supracondylar humeral fracture reporting to emergency or outpatients department were analysed for various epidemiologic parameters including age, sex, laterality, time of presentation, associated injuries, neurovascular complications and classification over a period of four years...
April 19, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509822/fracture-prevention-in-the-orthopaedic-environment-outcomes-of-a-coordinator-based-fracture-liaison-service
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Earl R Bogoch, Victoria Elliot-Gibson, Dorcas Beaton, Joanna Sale, Robert G Josse
BACKGROUND: Fracture liaison services focus on secondary fracture prevention by identifying patients at risk for future fracture and initiating appropriate evaluation, risk assessment, education, and therapeutic intervention. This study describes key clinical outcomes including bone mineral densitometry, physician assessment, and pharmacotherapy initiation in pharmacotherapy-naïve patients undergoing treatment for fragility fracture in a Canadian fracture liaison service. METHODS: We determined rates of post-fracture investigation and treatment for inpatients and outpatients with a fragility fracture seen in a coordinator-based fracture liaison service at an urban university trauma hospital...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502605/transphyseal-separation-of-the-distal-humerus-in-newborns
#8
Cosimo Gigante, Sunil Gurpur Kini, Carlo Origo, Andrea Volpin
Obstetric traumatic separation of the distal humeral epiphysis is a very uncommon injury, which presents a diagnostic challenge. These case serials reviewed the functional outcomes of 5 patients who had sustained a fracture-separation of the distal humeral epiphysis at birth. The diagnosis was made at a mean time of 40.8 h after delivery. All the patients were treated with gentle close manipulation, reduction under fluoroscopy and above-elbow cast application. After discharge, the patients were followed up for a mean of 30 months...
April 14, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499431/minimal-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-mippo-through-deltoid-pectoralis-approach-for-the-treatment-of-elderly-proximal-humeral-fractures
#9
Li Zhao, Peng Yang, Lei Zhu, Ai-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for proximal humeral fractures include conservative treatment, conventional open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and MIPPO through deltoid-splitting approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of MIPPO versus ORIF via the deltoid-pectoralis approach in elderly patients with proximal humeral fractures. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with proximal humeral fractures were enrolled in this study. Following the randomized block and single-blinded principle, the patients were assigned to two groups and treated with either conventional ORIF or MIPPO, both through the deltoid-pectoralis approach...
May 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499398/biomechanical-evaluation-of-a-novel-dualplate-fixation-method-for-proximal-humeral-fractures-without-medial-support
#10
Yu He, Yaoshen Zhang, Yan Wang, Dongsheng Zhou, Fu Wang
BACKGROUND: Comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus are generally treated with the locking plate system, and clinical results are satisfactory. However, unstable support of the medial column results in varus malunion and screw perforation. We designed a novel medial anatomical locking plate (MLP) to directly support the medial column. Theoretically, the combined application of locking plate and MLP (LPMP) would directly provide strong dual-column stability. We hypothesized that the LPMP could provide greater construct stability than the locking plate alone (LP), locking plate combined with a fibular graft (LPSG), and locking plate combined with a distal radius plate (LPDP)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497166/biomechanical-evaluation-of-straight-antegrade-nailing-in-proximal-humeral-fractures-the-rationale-of-the-proximal-anchoring-point
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Simon A Euler, Maximilian Petri, Melanie B Venderley, Grant J Dornan, Werner Schmoelz, Travis Lee Turnbull, Michael Plecko, Franz S Kralinger, Peter J Millett
PURPOSE: Varus failure is one of the most common failure modes following surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures. Straight antegrade nails (SAN) theoretically provide increased stability by anchoring to the densest zone of the proximal humerus (subchondral zone) with the end of the nail. The aim of this study was to biomechanically investigate the characteristics of this "proximal anchoring point" (PAP). We hypothesized that the PAP would improve stability compared to the same construct without the PAP...
May 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491210/-surgical-treatment-of-the-humeral-pallet-fractures-in-adults
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Redouane Hani, Mustapha Nekkaoui, Mohammed Kharmaz, Mohamed El Ouadghiri, Abdou Lahlou, Mly Omar Lamrani, Ahmed El Bardouni, Mustapha Mahfoud, Mohamed Saleh Berrada
The treatment of humeral pallet fractures is mainly based on reconstruction surgery with osteosynthesis. We collected the data of 40 patients with humeral pallet fracture from our archives in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat from january 2012 to december 2014. The aim of our study was to highlight the clinical, therapeutic and evolutionary features of these fractures as well as the challenges in managing these complex fractures and in evaluating the results...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486287/controlled-compression-nailing-for-at-risk-humeral-shaft-fractures
#13
J Tracy Watson, Roy W Sanders
Compression techniques seem to be the primary factor in determining the success of both plating and nailing techniques for the management of acute fractures and for delayed and nonunion management of these fractures. An intramedullary nail that can provide continual compression (like a plate) and mechanical manipulation of the callous throughout the course of treatment is an ideal device that provides all the advantages of plating and nailing and avoids the noted limitations of both. The UNYTE compression humeral nail is based on the PRECICE intramedullary limb lengthening system...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484909/humeral-shaft-fractures-national-trends-in-management
#14
Bradley S Schoch, Eric M Padegimas, Mitchell Maltenfort, James Krieg, Surena Namdari
BACKGROUND: The incidence of humeral shaft fractures has been increasing over time. This represents a growing public health concern in a climate of cost containment. The purpose of this study is to analyze national trends in surgical management of humeral shaft fractures and determine factors predictive of surgical intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Humeral shaft fractures were identified by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes 812...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484130/humeral-fracture-in-a-japanese-black-calf-repaired-by-closed-approach-and-two-methods-of-external-skeletal-fixation
#15
Norio Yamagishi, Ayano Kajiwara, Ken-Ichi Shibano, Takahiro Aoki, Megumi Itoh, Kaoru Hatate, Kimie Iino
A healthy 71-day-old female Japanese Black calf was evaluated for fracture of the left humerus. The left humeral fracture was treated by closed repair and unilateral external skeletal fixation (ESF) with an epoxy putty fixator. The calf was active, and eight days after surgery slipped and fell, resulting in breakage of the ESF. The calf underwent repair by transfixation pinning and casting (TPC), which is an alternative to the ESF method. The TPC was removed 37 days after the first surgery, and the calf could bear weight on the left forelimb while walking...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479258/triceps-sparing-extra-articular-step-cut-olecranon-osteotomy-for-distal-humeral-fractures-an-anatomic-study
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Matthias A Zumstein, Sumit Raniga, Remy Flueckiger, Lorenzo Campana, Beat K Moor
BACKGROUND: This anatomic study investigated the distal humeral articular surface exposure achievable through a triceps-sparing oblique extra-articular osteotomy of the olecranon with a step-cut modification compared with the anconeus flap transolecranon apex distal chevron osteotomy. In addition, the bone contact surface areas of the osteotomized surfaces after transolecranon and extra-articular osteotomies were compared. METHODS: Seven pairs of fresh adult cadaveric elbow joints were examined...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475669/stabilized-incidence-in-proximal-humeral-fractures-of-elderly-women-nationwide-statistics-from-finland-in-1970-2015
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Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi, Harri Sievänen, Jari Parkkari
Background: Low-trauma fractures of elderly women are a major public health concern. Methods: We determined the current trend in the absolute number and incidence (per 100,000 persons) of fresh low-trauma fractures of the proximal humerus among 80-year-old or older Finnish women by taking into account all women who were admitted to Finnish hospitals for primary treatment of such a fracture between 1970 and 2015. Results: The number of low-trauma fractures of the proximal humerus among 80-year-old or older Finnish women rose continuously between 1970 (32 fractures) and 2015 (568 fractures), whereas the age-adjusted fracture rate (showing a clear rise from 87 fractures per 100,000 persons in 1970 to 304 fractures in 1995) became stabilized between 1995 and 2015 (297 fractures per 100,000 persons in 2015)...
May 5, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467336/early-results-for-treatment-of-two-and-three-part-fractures-of-the-proximal-humerus-using-contours-php-proximal-humeral-plate
#18
Alessio Biazzo, Carlo Cardile, Luca Brunelli, Paolo Ragni, Daniele Clementi
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: The management of displaced 2- and 3-part fractures of the proximal humerus is controversial, both in younger and in elderly patients. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the functional results of the Contours Proximal Humerus Plate (OrthofixR, Bussolengo,Verona, Italy), for the treatment of displaced 2- and 3-part fractures of the proximal humerus. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 55 patients with proximal humerus fractures, who underwent osteosynthesis with Contours Proximal Humerus Plate from December 2011 to March 2015...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464753/a-radial-head-prosthesis-appears-to-be-unnecessary-in-mason-iv-fracture-dislocation
#19
Jens Nestorson, Per-Olof Josefsson, Lars Adolfsson
Background and purpose - Previous reports on elbow injuries with concomitant comminute radial head fracture are difficult to interpret, since they include an array of different soft-tissue and bony injuries around the elbow. We focused on Mason-IV fracture dislocations of the elbow and retrospectively reviewed 2 treatment options: radial head resection or replacement with a radial head arthroplasty, both in combination with lateral ligament repair. Patients and methods - In Linköping, 18 consecutive patients with Mason-IV fracture dislocation and with a median age of 56 (19-79) years were treated with a radial head arthroplasty...
June 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462796/basic-research-and-clinical-application-of-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-%C3%AE-tcp
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REVIEW
T Tanaka, H Komaki, M Chazono, S Kitasato, A Kakuta, S Akiyama, K Marumo
The mechanism of bone substitute resorption involves two processes: solution-mediated and cell-mediated disintegration. In our previous animal studies, the main resorption process of beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) was considered to be cell-mediated disintegration by TRAP-positive cells. Thus, osteoclast-mediated resorption of β-TCP is important for enabling bone formation. We also report the results of treatment with β-TCP graft in patients since 1989. Two to three weeks after implantation, resorption of β-TCP occurred from the periphery, and then continued toward the center over time...
April 24, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
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