Report from the OMERACT Hand Osteoarthritis Working Group: Set of Core Domains and Preliminary Set of Instruments for Use in Clinical Trials and Observational Studies.

CONCLUSION: Preliminary core sets for clinical trials of symptom and structure modification and observational studies in hand osteoarthritis, including preliminary instruments and contextual factors, were agreed upon during OMERACT 12. PMID: 26136489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

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Conclusion Gait variability improved after total hip arthroplasty due to improved hip function. However, trunk variability was insufficient compared with that in healthy individuals.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2019Source: Orthopaedics &Traumatology: Surgery &ResearchAuthor(s): Yacine Carlier, Hubert Lenoir, Dominique M. Rouleau, Pierre Mansat, Anne Vidil, Matthieu Ferrand, Rémy Bleton, Olivier Herrisson, Vincent Salabi, Fabrice Duparc, François Kelberine, Pierre Desmoineaux, The French Arthroscopy Society (SFA)AbstractIntroductionOsteoarthritis is the second most frequent cause of elbow stiffness, after trauma sequelae. Surgical treatment mainly consists of debridement. The main aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of arthroscopic treatment of o...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study examines midterm outcomes of BHR MoM THA compared to oxidised zirconium total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: A retrospective institutional review identified all patients receiving BHR MoM THA between April 2005 and February 2011 and a matched control cohort of zirconium THA patients. Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Harris Hip Score (HHS), and SF-12 Health status scores were obtained. Revisions and complications were collected from clinical records. Radiographs were assessed for evidence of component malposition, loosening, osteolysis, or heterotopic ossification. ...
Source: Hip International - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Hip Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsUsing non-irradiated allografts for one-stage reconstructions of all the injured ligaments in MLKIs is effective and safe. Anteroposterior stability was difficult to restore, but patients returned to their daily activities and sometimes to their sports activity at the same preinjury level.Level of evidenceLevel IV, case series.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Excessive cartilage degradation is a known characteristic of osteoarthritis (OA). Biochemical markers, such as uCTX-II, have been shown to be associated with disease severity, yet the tissue origin of CTX-II h...
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsLeg muscle asymmetry in men, irrespective of obesity, was associated with significantly higher grade of radiographic knee OA and prevalent knee pain. Longitudinal studies will be needed to determine the cause-and-effect relationship and to determine whether the higher or lower mass, beyond the asymmetry, is associated with radiographic severity or symptomatic knee OA.Key Points•Leg muscle asymmetry was related to prevalence and radiographic severity of knee OA, especially in men.•Leg muscle asymmetry was associated with knee pain.•Those with both leg muscle asymmetry and obesity showed higher prev...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695040Patellar bone–tendon–bone (pBTB) autografts are often considered the “gold standard” for complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and are also associated with significant complications and early-onset knee osteoarthritis (OA). A novel quadriceps tendon allograft with synthetic augmentation, or “internal brace” (QTIB), has been reported to have potential advantages for ACL reconstruction based on animal model data. In this preclinical canine comparison study, we hypothesized that QTIB allograft compared with pBTB autograft would provi...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
We present a new technique to correct the intra-articular gap and restore joint congruency in the event of a symptomatic Bennett malunion with a gap of at least 2 mm. The joint is exposed through an anterolateral approach, and the malunion is marked with K-wires under fluoroscopic control. A closing wedge osteotomy with excision of the malunion site is then performed to restore joint congruency. The osteotomy is fixed with 3 interfragmentary screws, and the joint is immobilized for 2 weeks before passive mobilization is initiated. Hardware can be removed between 3 and 6 months postoperatively after consolidation of ...
Source: Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Techniques Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study demonstrated comparable postoperative functional outcome and quality of life. However, rate of postoperative revision surgery was substantially higher in ankle debridement alone group.Level of evidenceRandomized controlled study, Level I.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This article will review pertinent imaging findings related to the pre- and post-operative management of patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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