New instrumentation improves patient satisfaction and component positioning for mobile-bearing medial unicompartmental knee replacement
Conclusion: Microplasty instrumentation helps the surgeon achieve optimal component positioning and reduces the need for tibial recut. The clinical outcomes are also better with the Microplasty instrumentation.
Objectives: To propose a previous implant fractures (PIFs) classification system with good interobserver reliability. Design: Retrospective classification. Setting: Four academic medical centers. Patients/Participants: A retrospective review of PIFs treated at 4 academic medical centers over 10 years was performed. Data collected included initial implant and PIF radiographs. There were 103 PIFs in 96 patients during the study period. Seventy-three (70.9%) were about plate/screw (PS) constructs and 30 (29.1%) were about intramedullary (IM) devices. Intervention: Assignment of PIF classification. Main Outcome ...
Conclusion: Stability of 2-part intertrochanteric femur fractures is dependent on the fixation device. These fractures are not necessarily stable when treated with a sliding hip screw as 26% treated with this method collapsed greater than 10 mm and 17% more than 20 mm. Dual screw intramedullary nail fixation seems to be most effective to maintain stability for patients with this fracture pattern. Level of Evidence: Prognostic Level III. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Objective: To compare the reproducibility and prognostic capacity of 2 commonly used ankle fracture classifications to the stability-based classification. Methods: One hundred ninety-three consecutive rotational-type ankle fractures treated during a year at our institution in patients older than 18 years were retrospectively analyzed. Pilon and pathologic fractures were excluded. The fractures were treated by attending physicians who were unaware of the stability-based classification system. Three observers classified injury radiographs using the Lauge-Hansen, Weber/AO, and stability-based classifications systems. Rep...
Summary: The purpose of this study was to report surgical tips and techniques on the use of additional medial buttress plate fixation in proximal humeral fractures with unstable medial column restoration after lateral locking compression plate fixation. Between April 2011 and January 2017, 17 patients with medial cortical deficiency were treated using this technique. The average follow-up period was 30 (range, 12–81) months. Successful fracture healing was achieved in all 17 cases. The mean neck-shaft angle change was 1.33 degree (range, 0–7.4 degree). Anterior glenoid rim erosion occurred in 1 patient. No av...
Conclusions: Gegen Dingxuan capsule improves behavior, radiographic scores, reduces plasma levels of NE, NO, ET-1, and the ET-1/CGRP ratio, and increases plasma CGRP levels. Gegen Dingxuan capsule may improve outcome in the rat model of cervical vertigo by ameliorating cervical facet joint disorder, relieving cervical muscle spasm and vasospasm, increasing blood supply, and regulating humoral factor levels. PMID: 31428179 [PubMed]
CONCLUSION: The most widely used regression equations for stature estimation in South-East Asian population were from the Thailand population. Further research is recommended to develop regression equations for other South-East Asian countries. PMID: 31427544 [PubMed - in process]
In this study, we reviewed the recent literature about the use of WBCT in AAFD, starting from a critical analysis about the biases related to conventional radiography and to non-standing CT. Then, we focused on the effects of load on the 3D architecture of the foot and ankle in AAFD. Finally, we discussed the benefits and future perspectives for the use of WBCT in the management of this condition and as a surgical planning tool as well. Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level V, expert opinion. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
ConclusionsFractal analysis of alveolar bone obtained from PSP plate–based intraoral radiographic images is influenced by spatial resolution and some digital enhancement filters; therefore, for FD comparison purposes, images should have the same specifications.
Conclusions.Migration of the root complex occurs primarily within the first year after coronectomy. Therefore, a routine radiographic follow-up after 1 year only is recommended.
A 65-year-old lady presented to our clinic for a rash affecting her neck, arms and legs. It initially started as small skin colored papules affecting the neck and spreading to her arms and legs. Simultaneously she was also being reviewed by the respiratory physicians for worsening dyspnoea and a chest radiograph showing bilateral lymphadenopathy. Her past medical history includes hyperthyroidism for which she was taking propylthiouracil (PTU) and asthma for which she was taking montelukast and inhalers.