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Bone nonunion

Alexej Barg, Clayton C Bettin, Albert H Burstein, Charles L Saltzman, Jeremy Gililland
BACKGROUND: In the last 2 decades, total ankle replacement has gained greater acceptance as a treatment option in patients with end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. However, there is a lack of literature on total ankle replacement using a lateral transfibular approach. Therefore, we sought to report early clinical and radiographic results for a patient cohort treated with total ankle replacement using a lateral transfibular approach, performed by a single surgeon. METHODS: From October 2012 to December 2014, 55 primary total ankle arthroplasties using the Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle implant were performed in 54 patients (29 male and 25 female; mean age, 67...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Christopher Klifto, Austin Ramme, Anthony Sapienza, Nader Paksima
Scaphoid nonunions are challenging injuries to manage and the optimal treatment algorithm continues to be debated. Most scaphoid fractures heal when appropriately treated; however, when nonunions occur, they require acute treatment to prevent future complications like scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse. Acute nonunion treatment technique depends on nonunion location, vascular status of the proximal pole, fracture malalignment, and pre-existing evidence of arthrosis. Bone grafting and vascular grafts are common in nonunion management...
March 2018: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Xiang Hu, Bao-Jian Liu, Xiao-Ming Wen, Yong-Hao Zheng, Ke Jia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of internal fixation with closed reduction and hollow compression screws for the treatment of femoral neck fracture in young and middle-aged patients. METHODS: From June 2013 to December 2016, 33 young and middle-aged patients with femoral neck fractures were treated with hollow compression screws fixation including 17 males and 16 females with an average age of 38.5 years old ranged from 19 to 59 years old; 20 cases were on the left side and 13 cases on the right side;the time from injury to operation ranged from 2 to 5 days with an average of 3 days...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Enrique Gómez-Barrena, Norma G Padilla-Eguiluz, Cristina Avendaño-Solá, Concepción Payares-Herrera, Ana Velasco-Iglesias, Ferran Torres, Philippe Rosset, Florian Gebhard, Nicola Baldini, Juan C Rubio-Suarez, Eduardo García-Rey, José Cordero-Ampuero, Javier Vaquero-Martin, Francisco Chana, Fernando Marco, Javier García-Coiradas, Pedro Caba-Dessoux, Pablo de la Cuadra, Philippe Hernigou, Charles-Henri Flouzat-Lachaniette, François Gouin, Didier Mainard, Jean Michel Laffosse, Miriam Kalbitz, Ingo Marzi, Norbert Südkamp, Ulrich Stöckle, Gabriela Ciapetti, Davide Maria Donati, Luigi Zagra, Ugo Pazzaglia, Guido Zarattini, Rodolfo Capanna, Fabio Catani
ORTHOUNION is a multicentre, open, comparative, three-arm, randomized clinical trial (EudraCT number 2015-000431-32) to compare the efficacy, at one and two years, of autologous human bone marrow-derived expanded mesenchymal stromal cell (hBM-MSC) treatments versus iliac crest autograft (ICA) to enhance bone healing in patients with diaphyseal and/or metaphysodiaphyseal fracture (femur, tibia, and humerus) status of atrophic or oligotrophic nonunion (more than 9 months after the acute fracture, including recalcitrant cases after failed treatments)...
2018: Stem Cells International
Joseph J Knapik, Sheryl A Bedno
Surveys indicated that 24% of military personnel are current cigarette smokers. Smoking is well known to increase the risk of cancers, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, reproductive problems, and other medical maladies, but one of the little known effects of smoking is that on injuries. There is considerable evidence from a variety of sources that (1) smoking increases overall injury risk, (2) the greater the amount of smoking, the higher is the injury risk, and (3) smoking is an independent injury risk factor...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Luis A Aponte-Tinao, Jose I Albergo, Miguel A Ayerza, D Luis Muscolo, Federico Milano Ing, German L Farfalli
BACKGROUND: Preservation of limb function after resection of malignant bone tumors in skeletally immature children is challenging. Resection of bone sarcomas and reconstruction with an allograft in patients younger than 10 years old is one reconstructive alternative. However, long-term studies analyzing late complications and limb length discrepancy at skeletal maturity are scarce; this information would be important, because growth potential is altered in these patients owing to the loss of one physis during tumor resection...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Germán L Farfalli, Jose I Albergo, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Miguel A Ayerza, D Luis Muscolo, Lucas E Ritacco, Luis A Aponte-Tinao
BACKGROUND: The treatment of locally aggressive bone tumors is a balance between achieving local tumor control and surgical morbidity. Wide resection decreases the likelihood of local recurrence, although wide resection may result in more complications than would happen after curettage. Navigation-assisted surgery may allow more precise resection, perhaps making it possible to expand the procedure's indications and decrease the likelihood of recurrence; however, to our knowledge, comparative studies have not been performed...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Jae Jin Kim, Eun Young Lee, Hyun Seok, Ji Yeon Kang
Zygoma reduction malarplasty is a standard procedure primarily performed in Asia on patients who prefer an oval facial shape. The technique is well established and standardized. However, the esthetic results are frequently unsatisfactory or accompanied by complications such as nonunion, malunion, and cheek drooping. These complications are generally attributed to postoperative bone fragment movement. In this study, we present an improvement to this standard procedure that involves modifying the surgical technique...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Wei Huang, Kun Zhang, Yangjun Zhu, Zhan Wang, Zijun Li, Jun Zhang
A non-union, especially atrophic non-unions, is a permanent failure of healing following a fracture and can be difficult to treat. Approximately 5-10% of fractures will result in a non-union during the healing process. non-unions can be classified into two types: atrophic non-union which is often due to impaired bone healing with a potential biological mechanism, and hypertrophic non-union which is due to inadequate fixation after fracture. Genetic variations also play an important role in the fracture healing response...
2018: PloS One
Riikka E Koso, Cristina Terhoeve, R Grant Steen, Robert Zura
PURPOSE: Nonunion is a highly morbid complication that exacerbates the pain, disability and financial burden of distal and diaphyseal femur fractures. This study examined the modern rates of healing, nonunion, and other complications requiring reoperation of different fixation methods for distal and diaphyseal femur fractures. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all records from PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Review system was performed. Included studies had >20 acute, non-pathologic distal or diaphyseal femur fractures treated with primary internal fixation...
March 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Kunihiro Ikuta, Yoshihiro Nishida, Hideshi Sugiura, Satoshi Tsukushi, Kenji Yamada, Hiroshi Urakawa, Eisuke Arai, Shunsuke Hamada, Naoki Ishiguro
BACKGROUND: Biological reconstruction with recycled heat-treated autografts has been an option for a segmental skeletal defect after intercalary resection for malignant musculoskeletal tumors in the extremity. This study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients treated with this procedure and identify factors affecting the incidence of complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 24 patients treated with heat-treated autografts after intercalary resection at our institution between 1992 and 2015...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Muhammad Asif, Sultan N Qasim, Sudhir Kannan, Maneesh Bhatia
Fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is the reference standard surgery for significant hallux rigidus. A number of different techniques for first MTPJ fusion have been reported. We describe our technique of first MTPJ fusion using cup and cone reamers for joint surface preparation and 2 crossed cannulated screws for fixation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the single largest series using this technique. The present study reports on a single-surgeon, consecutive series of 166 consecutive cases in 147 patients who had undergone first MTPJ fusion...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Benjamin T Ostrander, Howard D Wang, Alessandro Cusano, Paul N Manson, Arthur J Nam, Amir H Dorafshar
PURPOSE: Nonunion is an uncommon complication after mandibular fractures. The purpose of this investigation was to compare outcomes of patients with mandibular fracture nonunion who were treated with a 1- versus 2-stage approach and propose a pragmatic treatment algorithm for surgical management based on preoperative characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective study consisting of patients who presented to 2 level 1 trauma centers for the management of mandibular fracture nonunion over a 10-year period...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A Siebe De Boer, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Gerson Van Moolenbroek, Dennis Den Hartog, Michael H J Verhofstad
BACKGROUND: Post-operative weightbearing guidelines for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACF) have been pragmatically developed in the past, however hardly adapted to current health care insights. A period of six to nine weeks of non-weightbearing is usually recommended. It is unknown whether an earlier start of weightbearing is advisable. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to evaluate the effect of time to post-operative weightbearing on Böhler's angle...
February 21, 2018: Injury
Yi Li, Jiajia Su, Wenchao Sun, Lin Cai, Zhouming Deng
Previous studies have reported that adenosine monophosphate‑activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation can enhance osteoblast differentiation and mineralization; however, the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. Autophagy also serves an important role in osteoblast mineralization and bone homeostasis. The present study aimed to explore whether activation of AMPK could enhance osteoblast differentiation and mineralization via the induction of autophagy. The fracture healing and nonunion animal models were established and verified by X-ray imaging...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Nikola Bulatović, Miroslav Kezunović, Čedomir Vučetić, Nermin Abdić, Ivan Benčić, Tomislav Čengić
The rate of periprosthetic femoral fractures following total hip replacement has been growing steadily in the last 20 years and ranges from 0.1% to 2.1%. These fractures are mostly related to older patients with the presence of chronic diseases and frequently poor bone quality. The treatment is surgically very complex and demanding, followed by a series of complications. The evaluation in this retrospective study included 23 patients who were medically treated from January 2004 to December 2015 with the mean follow-up of 14...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Yongli Wang, Xiangyang Wang
PURPOSE: To report a minimum 12 months follow-up results of our improved bone graft method For upper cervica surgery with posterior approach. METHODS: 52 consecutive patients which included odontoid nonunion in 33 patients, atlantoaxial instability in 11 patients and occipito-cervical deformity in 8 patients who underwent posterior C1-C2 transarticular screw /screw-rod internal fixation ( 41 cases )and occipitocervical fusion ( 11 cases ) with the improved bone graft technique...
February 21, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Yuchen Wang, Maureen R Newman, Danielle S W Benoit
Impaired fracture healing is a major clinical problem that can lead to patient disability, prolonged hospitalization, and significant financial burden. Although the majority of fractures heal using standard clinical practices, approximately 10% suffer from delayed unions or non-unions. A wide range of factors contribute to the risk for nonunions including internal factors, such as patient age, gender, and comorbidities, and external factors, such as the location and extent of injury. Current clinical approaches to treat nonunions include bone grafts and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS), which realizes clinical success only to select patients due to limitations including donor morbidities (grafts) and necessity of fracture reduction (LIPUS), respectively...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Daniel J Hackett, Jason E Hsu, Frederick A Matsen
BACKGROUND: Primary shoulder hemiarthroplasty is used to address a range of glenohumeral disorders, including fracture, arthritis, avascular necrosis, and capsulorrhaphy arthropathy; some patients with hemiarthroplasties undergo revision surgery for persistent pain or residual shoulder dysfunction. The literature does not clarify the features of the hemiarthroplasties having repeat surgery in a way that can guide surgeons' efforts to minimize the need for revision. To help address this gap, we analyzed the characteristics of patients from our region for whom we performed surgical revision of a prior humeral hemiarthroplasty QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the common characteristics of shoulder hemiarthroplasties having a revision? (2) What are the common characteristics of the subset of revised shoulder hemiarthroplasties that were performed for fracture? (3) What are characteristics of the subset of all revised hemiarthroplasties that were associated with glenoid bone erosion? METHODS: Data for 983 patients for whom we performed a surgical revision of any type of shoulder arthroplasty between January 1991 and January 2017 were identified in our longitudinally maintained institutional arthroplasty revision database...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Chao-Ming Chen, Yu-Chi Cheng, Shang-Wen Tsai, Tain-Hsiung Chen, Wei-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Immediately recycling the resected bone segment in a biologic limb salvage reconstruction is an option after wide resection of bone. Intraoperative extracorporeal irradiation and freezing are the two major tumor-killing techniques applied on the fresh tumor-bearing autografts. However, graft-derived tumor recurrence and complications are concerns affecting graft survival. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore asked: (1) Is there a difference in the proportion of patients achieving union by 18 months after surgery between the groups with extracorporeal-irradiated autografts and frozen-treated autografts? (2) Is there any difference in the frequency of graft-related complications for patients receiving either an extracorporeal-irradiated or a frozen-treated autograft? (3) Is there a difference between the techniques in terms of graft-derived recurrence? (4) Are there differences in failure-free grafts, and limb and overall survivorship between autografts treated by extracorporeal irradiation or by freezing? METHODS: During the study period we treated a total of 333 patients with high-grade osteosarcoma...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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