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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875125/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-fractures-in-mass-casualty-incidents
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EDITORIAL
Fikri M Abu-Zidan
The role of point-of-care ultrasound in mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is still evolving. Occasionally, hospitals can be destroyed by disasters resulting in large number of trauma patients. CAVEAT and FASTER ultrasound protocols, which are used in MCIs, included extremity ultrasound examination as part of them. The literature supports the use of ultrasound in diagnosing extremity fractures both in hospitals and MCIs. The most recent systematic review which was reported by Douma-den Hamer et al in 2016 showed that the pooled ultrasound sensitivity and specificity for detecting distal forearm fractures was 97% and 95% respectively...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854496/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-combination-therapy-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-unstable-both-radius-and-ulna-fractures-in-children
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Tsuyoshi Ota, Soichiro Itoh, Kimihiro Yamashita
BACKGROUND: There are few reports of Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) treatment for fresh forearm fractures in children. OBJECTIVES: LIPUS stimulation was applied after surgery of forearm fractures in children and the efficacy and safety of combination therapy of LIPUS treatment were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Children with both radius and ulna fracture, twenty-five diaphysis (mid-R&U) and nineteen metaphysis (dist-R&U) fractures, were treated with intramedullary nailing followed by cast and splint mobilization...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844582/outcomes-of-isolated-radial-osteotomy-for-volar-distal-radioulnar-joint-instability-following-radial-malunion-in-children
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Ashley Miller, Nina Lightdale-Miric, Emily Eismann, Preston Carr, Kevin James Little
PURPOSE: The radius bone has a slight dorsoradial bow that allows for full forearm pronosupination around the ulna. However, radial malunion can lead to reversal of the radial bow and subsequent volar instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), predominantly in supination. This study assessed the outcomes of corrective radial osteotomy for volar DRUJ instability after radial malunion in children. METHODS: The charts of 7 children (2 boys and 5 girls) treated with corrective radial osteotomy for volar DRUJ instability after a radius fracture or deformity were reviewed...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828064/increasing-rates-of-surgical-treatment-for-paediatric-diaphyseal-forearm-fractures-a-national-database-study-from-2000-to-2012
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A I Cruz, J E Kleiner, S F DeFroda, J A Gil, A H Daniels, C P Eberson
FOREARM: Purpose fractures are one of the most commonly sustained injuries in children and are often treated non-operatively. The purpose of this study was to estimate the rate of inpatient surgical treatment of paediatric forearm fractures over time using a large, publicly available, national database. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was evaluated between 2000 and 2012. Forearm fractures and surgeries were identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) diagnosis and procedure codes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828061/re-alignment-and-intramedullary-rodding-of-the-humerus-and-forearm-in-children-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-revision-rate-and-effect-on-fracture-rate
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J M Franzone, M B Bober, K J Rogers, C M McGreal, R W Kruse
PURPOSE: Intramedullary rodding is indicated for patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) to manage deformity and help treat recurrent fractures. Historically, the focus of intramedullary stabilisation has been the lower extremity. Here we report our experience of intramedullary rodding of the humerus and forearm in children with OI and its impact on the fracture rate of those bone segments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of all OI patients who have undergone re-alignment and intramedullary rodding of the humerus or forearm between October 1994 and February 2016...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828060/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-in-children-with-forearm-fractures
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Y Saglam, H Kizildag, G Toprak, N B Alp, E Y Yalcinkaya
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether children with distal radius impaction fractures have increased prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D) insufficiency compared with healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective controlled study. The 30 children who were diagnosed with forearm fracture at the orthopaedic emergency clinic were included in the study and 30 healthy children from the routine paediatric outpatient unit were included as the control group...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819489/-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-esin-in-the-treatment-of-both-bone-forearm-fractures-in-the-child-about-87-cases
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Saad Andaloussi, Mohamed Amine Oukhouya, Othmane Alaoui, Karima Atarraf, Lamiae Chater, My Abderrahmane Afifi
This study aims to describe the complications of elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) in the treatment of both-bone forearm diaphyseal fractures in the child. Between January 2009 and December 2013, 87 children with both-bone forearm diaphyseal fractures were treated by elastic stable intramedullary nailing with Métaizeau nails. 76 boys and 11 girls, with an average age of 12 years, were enrolled in the study. Nailing was promptly performed in 50 cases and after secondary displacement during plaster-cast treatment in the other cases...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819468/paediatric-fractures-in-a-sub-saharan-tertiary-care-center-a-cohort-analysis-of-demographic-characteristics-clinical-presentation-therapeutic-patterns-and-outcomes
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Marc Leroy Guifo, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Blondel Nana Oumarou, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Aristide Guy Bang, Aurelien Ndoumbe, Bonaventure Jemea, Maurice Aurelien Sosso
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric fractures are often of good prognosis due to auto-correction of insufficient fracture reduction by bone remodeling. In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers are renowned for managing fractures and there is a neglect for specialized pediatric fracture care. We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, treatment patterns and outcomes of paediatric fractures in a tertiary health care centre in Yaoundé. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all consenting consecutive cases of fractures in patients younger than 16 years managed between January 2011 and June 2015 at the University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817534/radius-regeneration-after-open-fracture-and-extrusion-a-case-report
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Kristopher B McCall, David Y Chong
A pediatric patient presenting with an open forearm fracture with segmental defect is rare, and the pediatric orthopedic literature to guide treatment is sparse. There are several described methods to treat the defect, including bone grafting and bone transport techniques. In addition, there are reports of fibular regeneration after resection if the periosteum is left intact. We present a case report of complete regeneration of over half of a pediatric radial shaft with an intact periosteum, after traumatic extrusion from an open fracture...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796651/ultrasound-assisted-reduction-of-displaced-and-shortened-fractures-by-pediatric-emergency-physicians
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Eric Scheier, Uri Balla
Pediatric emergency physicians at Kaplan Medical Center regularly reduce forearm fractures under point-of-care ultrasound guidance in the pediatric emergency department. We present 3 children who arrived at our department with shortened, angulated forearm fractures within the span of a single week. We report on the successful reduction of these fractures under point-of-care ultrasound and on the maintenance of anatomic alignment at follow-up 1 week postreduction.
September 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777160/factors-that-predict-instability-in-pediatric-diaphyseal-both-bone-forearm-fractures
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Jeffrey I Kutsikovich, Christopher M Hopkins, Edwin W Gannon, James H Beaty, William C Warner, Jeffrey R Sawyer, David D Spence, Derek M Kelly
The aim of this study was to determine the factors that may predict failure of closed reduction and casting of diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. Demographic and radiographic data of children with closed reduction and casting of these fractures in the emergency department were evaluated. Of 174 patients with adequate follow-up to union, 19 (11%) required a repeat procedure. Risk factors for repeat reduction included translation of 50% or more in any plane, age more than 9 years, complete fracture of the radius, and follow-up angulation of the radius more than 15° on lateral radiographs or of the ulna more than 10° on anteroposterior radiographs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774257/a-case-of-non-union-of-ulna-fracture-managed-with-tibial-strut-cortico-cancellous-bone-grafting-in-a-paediatric-patient
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Collin S K Looi, Roohi S A, Ranjit Singh Gill
Forearm fractures in children complicated with non-union are uncommon. Various methods have previously been reported to manage this condition. Well documented techniques would include iliac crest grafting, cancellous insert grafting, ulnar segment grafting, cortical tibial grafting, vascularized fibular grafting and bone transport by ring fixation. The authors present a case of a child with an atrophic non-union of the ulna who was successfully treated with a cortico-cancellous tibial strut bone graft.
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733098/obesity-and-failure-of-nonsurgical-management-of-pediatric-both-bone-forearm-fractures
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Ugochi C Okoroafor, Lisa K Cannada, Jasmin L McGinty
PURPOSE: In pediatric extremity fractures treated nonsurgically, maintaining reduction can be difficult in obese children owing to the larger soft tissue envelope. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between obesity and failure of nonsurgical management of pediatric both-bone forearm fractures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 129 skeletally immature patients older than 2 years who received nonsurgical treatment for closed radius and ulna shaft fractures at a level I pediatric trauma center between 2011 and 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604072/-ultrasonographic-diagnosis-of-distal-pediatric-forearm-fractures
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Marcell Varga, Nikolett Gáti, Erika Kalóz, Zsuzsanna Bíró, Csenge Szeverényi, Dániel Kardos, Gergő Józsa
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The aim of our prospective study was to evaluate the effectivity of sonographic diagnosis of pediatric wrist fractures and analyzing the results of two pediatric musculoskeletal centers. METHOD: Between 2011 January and 2015 December 467 children aged 0-15 with closed wrist injuries and open growth plates were sonographically and radiologically evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon or a resident in trainee. Sonography was performed immediately after physical examination with linear probes of 7-14 Mhz frequency...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590591/hot-off-the-press-which-febrile-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-need-a-chest-x-ray
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Justin Morgenstern, Corey Heitz, William K Milne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543781/fracture-prospectively-recorded-from-prepuberty-to-young-adulthood-are-they-markers-of-peak-bone-mass-and-strength-in-males
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Thierry Chevalley, Jean-Philippe Bonjour, Marie-Claude Audet, Fanny Merminod, Bert van Rietbergen, Rene Rizzoli, Serge Ferrari
Fractures are common in otherwise healthy children and adolescents. They result from trauma of varying severity. Some reflect a greater skeletal fragility. A long-term implication of these fractures is their potentiality to predict adult bone fragility and increased risk of osteoporosis in later life. Using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), and micro-finite element analysis (μFEA) measurements, we previously found in 124 healthy females, followed from the age of 7...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515065/neonatal-vitamin-d-status-from-archived-dried-blood-spots-and-future-risk-of-fractures-in-childhood-results-from-the-d-tect-study-a-population-based-case-cohort-study
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Mina Nicole Händel, Peder Frederiksen, Arieh Cohen, Cyrus Cooper, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann, Bo Abrahamsen
Background: Whether antenatal and neonatal vitamin D status have clinical relevance in fracture prevention has not been examined extensively, although observational studies indicate that fetal life may be a sensitive period in relation to bone growth and mineralization during childhood.Objective: We examined whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH)D3] concentrations in stored neonatal dried blood spot (DBS) samples are associated with pediatric fracture risk. We hypothesized that in particular, low neonatal vitamin D status may be a risk factor for fracture incidence among children...
July 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506178/galeazzi-equivalent-fractures-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
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Seigo Suganuma, Kaoru Tada, Daiki Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
The Galeazzi-equivalent fracture is a rare injury that occurs in children. The most important issue is the distal ulnar epiphyseal injury. Although there have been some case reports, most of them performed only short term follow-up. This article describes two cases of this fracture with long term follow-up until epiphyseal closure. First case is a 12-year-old girl who sustained a Galeazziequivalent fracture of her right forearm and underwent emergency surgery. At follow-up of 5 years and 10 months postsurgery, radiographs show ulnar growth arrest of one mm and she has mild pain...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471502/cohort-study-shows-that-peripheral-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-is-of-limited-epidemiologic-use-in-prepubertal-children
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Ana Martins, Teresa Monjardino, Helena Canhão, Raquel Lucas
AIM: Peripheral methods are increasingly used to assess bone health, despite little evidence on their predictive ability. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of forearm dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in prepubertal children, by estimating the agreement between peripheral and central measures and the ability to predict fracture history. METHODS: In 2012/2014, we assessed 1177 seven-year-old children from the Generation XXI cohort who were recruited at birth in all five public hospitals with maternity wards in Porto, Portugal...
May 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422876/low-complication-rate-of-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-esin-of-pediatric-forearm-fractures-a-retrospective-study-of-202-cases
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Christiane Kruppa, Pamela Bunge, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has been established as state of the art treatment for forearm fractures in children, if operative stabilization is required. Their use has been expanded to single bone shaft fractures, and also more complex injuries such as Monteggia fractures or Monteggia-like lesions. A wide range of complications has been reported in the literature, up to 70% in certain investigations. The purpose of this study was to assess the complication rate after ESIN treatment of forearm fractures in children and adolescents in a representative cohort of patients from a level 1 trauma center in Germany...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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