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elbow epicondylitis

Jean-François Kaux, François Delvaux, Jean Schaus, Christophe Demoulin, Médéa Locquet, Fanny Buckinx, Charlotte Beaudart, Nadia Dardenne, Julien Van Beveren, Jean-Louis Croisier, Bénédicte Forthomme, Olivier Bruyère
STUDY DESIGN: Translation and validation of algo-functional questionnaire. INTRODUCTION: The lateral elbow tendinopathy is a common injury in tennis players and physical workers. The Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE) Questionnaire was specifically designed to measure pain and functional limitations in patients with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). First developed in English, this questionnaire has since been translated into several languages. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aims of the study were to translate and cross-culturally adapt the PRTEE questionnaire into French and to evaluate the reliability and validity of this translated version of the questionnaire (PRTEE-F)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Derrick M Knapik, Cameron L Fausett, Allison Gilmore, Raymond W Liu
BACKGROUND: Medial epicondyle fractures may occur in isolation or with associated elbow dislocation. In the absence of open fracture or fragment incarceration, nonoperative management with immobilization has been shown to result in generally successfully outcomes comparable with those reported after surgical fixation. However, no comparative investigation has assessed outcomes after nonoperative treatment based on the presence or absence of elbow dislocation. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted investigating all studies in the literature reporting nonoperative outcomes for isolated medial epicondyle fractures and fracture-dislocations...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
M Burnier, G Buisson, A Ricard, V Cunin, J P Pracros, F Chotel
INTRODUCTION: Among the various elbow injuries in children that initially have normal radiographs, a certain number of occult fractures are only diagnosed correctly after the fact, during a follow-up visit. PURPOSE: This study evaluated the diagnostic contribution of ultrasonography in the treatment of acute elbow injuries in children and the strategic and economic impact of using this tool alongside radiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During this prospective study performed between January 1 and April 1 2014, elbow ultrasonography was performed within 6 days in all children under 15 years of age with a suspected occult fracture...
September 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
François Segretin, Guillaume Paris, Sarah Cheriet, Yohann Delarue
OBJECTIVE: The chronic lateral epicondylitis is a common pathology with an economic impact. Actually, many costly therapies are prescribed without evidence of their effectiveness. Physical therapies seem to be neglected. However, they can correct actions at risk and involve the patient in his rehabilitation. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a standardized 2 month rehabilitation program composed of: an outpatient group education session, 18 liberal physical therapy sessions with correction of the posture of the trunk and shoulder, eccentric strengthening of the supinator muscles and the wrist extensor muscles, stretching, and some self daily exercises (transverse friction massage and stretching) according to Pernot-Comtet protocol...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Yao-Hong Guo, Ta-Shen Kuan, Kuan-Lin Chen, Wei-Chih Lien, Pei-Chun Hsieh, I-Chieh Hsieh, Szu-Hao Chiu, Yu-Ching Lin
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of two different injection sites of low doses of botulinum toxin type A with steroid in treating lateral epicondylalgia. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, active drug-controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six patients with lateral epicondylalgia for more than six months were recruited from hospital-based outpatient population. A total of 66 patients were approached, and 40 were excluded...
September 22, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jae-Gyum Kim, Dasom Kim, Hung Youl Seok, Yoohwan Kim, Kyung-Sook Yang, Im Joo Rhyu, Byung-Jo Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the most reliable method to measure the length of the radial nerve during a nerve conduction study (NCS). DESIGN: Cadaveric investigation SETTING: A practical anatomy research laboratory in a university SUBJECTS: 10 fresh cadavers INTERVENTIONS: Design of measurement methods using cadaver dissection and compare the measured values to the true length in 18 arms of nine cadavers. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Four points (A, B, C, and D) were determined: A) proximal stimulation point in NCS, B) point at the elbow crease, C) point in the mid-forearm, D) distal stimulation point 5 cm above the extensor indicis (EI)...
September 6, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Felice Sirico, Flavia Ricca, Franca DI Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Clotilde Castaldo, Rocco Spera, Stefania Montagnani
BACKGROUND: Lateral epicondylitis is a common painful elbow disorder. Several approaches to treatment have been proposed, with a local injection of corticosteroids being the most frequently used. Recent insights into the pathophysiology encouraged the introduction of autologous blood injections as an alternative treatment method. AIM: The aim of this meta-analysis is to summarize quantitatively the evidence regarding the efficacy of corticosteroids and autologous blood injections for treatment of pain in lateral epicondylitis...
September 1, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Badri R Mohandhas, Navnit Makaram, Tim S Drew, Weijie Wang, Graham P Arnold, Rami J Abboud
BACKGROUND: Lateral epicondylitis (LE) occurs in almost half of all tennis players. Racket-string tension is considered to be an important factor influencing the development of LE. No literature yet exists that substantiates how string-tension affects force transmission to the elbow, as implicated in LE development. We establish a quantitative relationship between string-tension and elbow loading, analyzing tennis strokes using rackets with varying string-tensions. METHODS: Twenty recreational tennis players simulated backhand tennis strokes using three rackets strung at tensions of 200 N, 222 N and 245 N...
July 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
J Rodriguez Miralles, L Natera Cisneros, A Escolà, J C Fallone, M Cots, X Espiga
INTRODUCTION: Two types of ganglion cysts at the elbow have been described depending on their anatomic location. Type A ganglion cyst is located proximal to the arcade of Frohse, and type B distal to it. Compressive neuropathies of the radial nerve at the level of the radial tunnel may lead to two different clinical entities with different clinical manifestations. These different conditions depend on which branch is involved. Although compression of the deep motor branch due to a ganglion cyst has been previously described, affection of the superficial sensory branch is considered much rarer...
October 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Joseph R Maccio, Sarah Fink, Richard Yarznbowicz, Stephen May
BACKGROUND: lateral epicondylalgia (LE) is a musculoskeletal diagnosis that causes pain and dysfunction in the lateral aspect of the elbow. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) is an orthopaedic classification and treatment system based on mechanical and symptomatic response to repeated and sustained end-range movement. There has been no investigation of the association between MDT and patients diagnosed with LE. CASE DESCRIPTION: this report presents three patients matching the currently accepted diagnostic criteria for LE, two with a diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) from a medical doctor...
July 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Brandon J Erickson, Peter N Chalmers, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Rachel M Frank, Anthony A Romeo, Joshua D Harris
The purpose of this article is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of elbow arthroscopy literature to answer the following questions: "Across the world, what demographic of patients are undergoing elbow arthroscopy, what are the most common indications for elbow arthroscopy, and how good is the evidence?" The authors hypothesized that patients who undergo elbow arthroscopy will be chiefly age <40 years, the most common indication for elbow arthroscopy will be a release/débridement, and the evidence regarding elbow arthroscopy will be poor...
July 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
J K S Parihar, Vaibhav Kumar Jain, Piyush Chaturvedi, Jaya Kaushik, Gunjan Jain, Ashwini K S Parihar
Computer and visual display terminals have become an essential part of modern lifestyle. The use of these devices has made our life simple in household work as well as in offices. However the prolonged use of these devices is not without any complication. Computer and visual display terminals syndrome is a constellation of symptoms ocular as well as extraocular associated with prolonged use of visual display terminals. This syndrome is gaining importance in this modern era because of the widespread use of technologies in day-to-day life...
July 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Justin Chak Yiu Lam, Ka Lok Ryan Lee, James F Griffith
Brachialis periosteal avulsion injury is an uncommon injury occurring in young children. The injury may be misinterpreted or overlooked because of misleading or subtle radiological findings. A case of 7-year-old child with post-traumatic elbow pain and subtle findings on elbow radiography is presented. The injury was initially misinterpreted as an avulsion fracture of the medial epicondyle. Following radiological review, a diagnosis of brachialis periosteal avulsion injury was made. The radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of this injury are presented to stress the value of comparing the radiographic findings with previous imaging and to increase awareness of this uncommon injury...
November 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Mohammad M Alzahrani, Saad M Alqahtani, Michael Tanzer, Reggie C Hamdy
INTRODUCTION: Forceful and repetitive maneuvers constitute the majority of pediatric orthopedic surgical tasks, thus subjecting surgeons to the risk of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries during their years in practice. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, characteristics and impact of MSK disorders among pediatric orthopedic surgeons. METHODS: A modified version of the physical discomfort survey was sent to surgeons who were members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) via e-mail...
October 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Soo-Hong Han, Jun-Ku Lee, Hyeong-Jong Kim, Soo-Hyun Lee, Ji-Woong Kim, Tae-Seob Kim
BACKGROUND: Angiofibroblastic changes of a musculotendinous origin at the medial epicondyle characterize medial epicondylitis of the elbow. Although nonsurgical treatment is the primary approach for medial epicondylitis, surgical treatment should be considered when conservative therapy fails. This study reports the results of surgical treatment of medial epicondylitis monitored for more than 5 years. METHODS: This study included 55 patients with 63 cases of medial epicondylitis between 2000 and 2010...
October 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Katsuhisa Tanabe, Nao Miyamoto
Fracture of the humeral medial epicondyle is a relatively common injury in children. Surgery is a good option for treatment, but correct diagnosis is important. Most fractures occur after the ossification of the medial epicondylar apophysis. If a fracture occurs before the ossification of the medial epicondyle, it is undetectable by radiographs. Here we report a case of an unossified medial epicondyle fracture of the humerus. A 9-year-old boy had persistent pain in the medial side of the right elbow after a fall...
October 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Ross A Hauser, Johanna B Lackner, Danielle Steilen-Matias, David K Harris
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review dextrose (d-glucose) prolotherapy efficacy in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases PubMed, Healthline, OmniMedicalSearch, Medscape, and EMBASE were searched from 1990 to January 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Prospectively designed studies that used dextrose as the sole active prolotherapy constituent were selected. DATA EXTRACTION: Two independent reviewers rated studies for quality of evidence using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database assessment scale for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and the Downs and Black evaluation tool for non-RCTs, for level of evidence using a modified Sackett scale, and for clinically relevant pain score difference using minimal clinically important change criteria...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Bora Bostan, Orhan Balta, Murat Aşçı, Kürşad Aytekin, Enes Eser
BACKGROUND: Recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis may be a disabling condition. Treatment of this condition is still controversial. AIMS: In the present prospective study, we evaluated the long-term results of autologous blood injection for the treatment of recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. METHODS: A total of 42 elbows of 40 consecutive patients (28 female, 12 male) were enrolled in this prospective study...
March 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
A Erdem Bagatur, Mehmet Burak Yalcin, Utku Erdem Ozer
Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow is the second most frequent entrapment neuropathy and is considered idiopathic in most patients. However, several anatomic variations, including the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle, have been reported to cause ulnar nerve compression. The anconeus epitrochlearis muscle is a common anatomic variation, with a prevalence of up to 34%, but the clinical diagnosis of ulnar neuropathy of the elbow as a result of this variation is rare, with an unknown prevalence. It is a congenital accessory muscle between the medial humeral epicondyle and the olecranon that covers the posterior aspect of the cubital tunnel and is usually an operative finding, not a preoperative diagnosis...
September 1, 2016: Orthopedics
Matthew Stepanovich, Tracey P Bastrom, John Munch, Joanna H Roocroft, Eric W Edmonds, Andrew T Pennock
PURPOSE: Long-term functional results remain equivocal between operative fixation and closed management of displaced humeral medial epicondyle fractures. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a functional difference exists between treatment types. METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with a displaced medial epicondyle fracture between 2007 and 2014 met the inclusion criteria. Of this large cohort, only 12 patients agreed to return to clinic at a mean follow-up of 3 years for prospective evaluation...
October 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
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