Evaluation of different shape-memory staple configurations against crossed screws for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A biomechanical study

The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) may be affected by deformity, osteoarthritis and instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy and polio. A reliable and widely used procedure for the treatment of these conditions is arthrodesis of the first MTPJ. Stable fixation of the arthrodesis is imperative for fusion to occur.
Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The results of the study confirm the success rates of ankle fusions in the majority of cases. Well defined limitations and residual symptoms can be named on the basis of the available data. PMID: 31820431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Z Orthop Unfall Source Type: research
Conclusions: A significant increase (P = .02) in Lyme arthritis cases was observed at Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Lyme arthritis may clinically present similarly to other forms of arthritis, such as oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, so health care providers should be aware of distinguishing clinical features, which include rapid onset of swelling and patient age. Because the geographic area of endemic Lyme disease is expanding, all health care providers need to be aware of Lyme arthritis as a possible diagnosis. PMID: 31819695 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
Authors: Umapathy S, Thulasi R, Gupta N, Sivanadhan S Abstract The aim and objectives of this study were as follows: (i) to perform automated segmentation of knee thermal image using the regional isotherm-based segmentation (RIBS) algorithm and segmentation of ultrasound image using the image J software; (ii) to implement the RIBS algorithm using computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) tools for classification of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and normal subjects based on feature extraction values; and (iii) to correlate the extracted thermal imaging features and colour Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) features in the knee re...
Source: Biomedizinische Technik/Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Tags: Biomed Tech (Berl) Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract "My biggest motivation is the discovery of new therapeutics to save lives. The most significant scientific advance of the last 100 years has been the discovery of polio vaccine …" Find out more about Yanli Zhao in his Author Profile. PMID: 31816177 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Angewandte Chemie - Category: Chemistry Tags: Angew Chem Int Ed Engl Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Amany R. El-Najjar, Shimaa M. Abdelwhab, ahmad A. elsammakAbstractBackgroundPain in osteoarthritis (OA) primarily results from tissue damage but its' intensity does not essentially parallel the extent of joint destruction or presence of active inflammation, thus suggesting the likely involvement of a central component. The mid-anterior cingulate cortex (mACC) has an important role in pain perception, intensity and progression. In OA, low mACC γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was associated with high pain suggesting a role of pr...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Condition:   Knee Osteoarthritis Interventions:   Device: Electromyographic Biofeedback;   Other: Quadriceps Isometric exercises Sponsor:   Riphah International University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Rheumatoid Arthritis Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Adalimumab serum trough concentration;   Diagnostic Test: Disease activity;   Drug: Adalimumab Sponsors:   Reade Rheumatology Research Institute;   ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development;   Sint Maartenskliniek Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Osteoarthritis, Knee;   Pain Intervention:   Drug: Test Article Sponsor:   Pure Green Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): SS Xu, N Berkovitz, O Li, G GarvinAbstractPurposeTo evaluate reduction in inappropriate knee MRI requests following implementation of a mandatory knee MRI appropriateness checklist.MethodsA retrospective review was performed at a single tertiary care centre. A knee MRI appropriateness checklist was developed based on the ACR Appropriateness Criteria and adherence from referring physicians was mandatory. Reports from 200 consecutive knee MRI studies one year prior to implementation were compared to 200 consecutive knee MRI stu...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Prabhudev Prasad Purudappa, Om Prakash Sharma, Jayadev Chandrasekharan, Prasanth Jayakumari Sudevan, Varatharaj Mounasamy, Senthil Nathan SambandamAbstractBackgroundVarious authors have shown that Cruciate Retaining (CR) Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) has better long-term survivorship compared to Posterior Stabilized (PS), however most arthroplasty surgeons tend to use PS knees in patients with severe deformity and stiffness. There is limited data correlating stiffness and CR versus PS design. The aim of our study was to assess the ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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