Complications of Diagnostic TMJ Arthroscopy: An Institutional Study

ConclusionThough the complication rate was found to be higher than most of the other studies, they were minor which resolved without any intervention. The cases with complications were clustered at the beginning of the series which suggests the steep learning curve and the importance of surgeons ’ experience and skill involved in this procedure.
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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I read with interest the article from Chiang et  al.1 entitled “Intra-articular Injection of Tranexamic Acid Reduced Postoperative Hemarthrosis in Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Study.” The authors have done an excellent job of reporting their results and findings. After completion of the stu dy, they concluded that “intra-articular injection of TXA [tranexamic acid] could be considered an effective and relatively safe solution to reduce postoperative bleeding.” This conclusion is based on measurements of postoperative drainage and a 4-week foll...
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We read with great interest the recently published article by Chiang et  al.1 on the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Previously, the drug had been successfully used to control bleeding and reduce total blood loss in non-orthopaedic procedures2,3; more recently, several high-quality studies have addressed the use of TXA in joint replacement, and its efficacy in this setting is now widely recognized.4-6 The benefits of TXA should be studied for other orthopaedic procedures that may take advantage of reduced bleeding, such as closed-joint surgery, in whic...
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite the decrease in IBL with a tourniquet, no difference was found in TBL. In conclusion, not using a tourniquet or only using it during the cementation of implants was preferable based on the faster functional recovery, lower rate of DVTs and complications compared with using a tourniquet throughout the TKA procedure.Level of evidenceI.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Numerous studies have estimated the role of hemarthrosis and intra-articular drains in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive procedures. Long-standing hemarthrosis and related pain can disrupt rehabilitation and lead to arthrofibrosis. A significant number of orthopaedic surgeons use intra-articular suction drains following arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. Hemarthrosis and pain have undesirable effects on the functional outcomes of ACL reconstruction in the early postoperative period.
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Commentary Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of wrist arthroscopy, small incision surgery, and conventional open carpal tunnel release surgery for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (n=111) were treated with wrist arthroscopy (n=33), small incision surgery (n=40), and conventional open carpal tunnel release surgery (n=38). Incision length, duration of surgery, degree of intraoperative bleeding, recovery time, and findings at postoperative follow-up at one month, three months, and six months after surgery were recorded. Assessment included the two-point ...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We consider ACL reconstruction without a tourniquet to be an excellent alternative to conventional reconstruction with the use of tourniquet. PMID: 30381954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang T, Huang S, Xu S, Li H, He X, Zhang F Abstract The aim of the present study was to assess the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic synovectomy in adolescent or young adult patients with advanced haemophilic arthropathy. From January 2009-January 2012, clinical data from 11 adolescent or young adult patients with advanced haemophilic arthropathy who were treated with arthroscopic synovectomy were retrospectively collected. The mean follow-up period was 71.91±5.28 months. The evaluated indicators included frequency of joint bleeding, range of motion (ROM), X-ray staging, hospital for special surger...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: This case series of pediatric patients with PVNS of the knee represents the largest single-center cohort in the literature. Although previously considered a disease of young adult patients, PVNS should be considered in pediatric patients with an insidious onset of joint swelling with or without pain. Symptoms may be present for months to years before diagnosis. Patients are frequently misdiagnosed, most commonly with rheumatologic diseases, bleeding disorders, or septic arthritis. MRI with gradient echo sequences is the diagnostic imaging study of choice and arthroscopic synovectomy produces good outcomes wi...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Selected Topics Source Type: research
Authors: Wang X, Cai L Abstract BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the curative effect of knee arthroplasty on patients with osteoarthritis and analysis of their long-term joint function. METHODS: 96 cases of osteoarthritis patients, collected in our hospital from June 2010 to May 2011, were divided into control group and observation group (n=48, each group). Patients in observation group were treated by knee replacement, and patients in control group were treated by arthroscopic debridement. Bleeding during operation of patients and the operation time in both groups were comparable during their followed up for 6~...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgery Author Shawn Lake Overview Duke orthopaedic surgeons now offer some people who need knee replacement surgery the option to go home a few hours after the procedure. According to Michael Bolognesi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Duke who specializes in hip and knee replacement, the experience has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Content Blocks Header Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery? ContentMore than 600,000  knee replacement surgeries  are performed each year, making it one of the most the most common  orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. The proce...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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