AI predicts progression of osteoarthritis on x-rays
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CONCLUSION: Physicians should be aware that pediatric BJIs of the lower limb may involve the foot and ankle. S. aureus is frequently involved. In cases of osteomyelitis, complications are closely associated with subperiosteal abscesses justifying an early diagnosis. These BJIs must be treated rapidly, and the risk of sequelae justifies long-term follow-up. PMID: 33011034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective of this study was to determine the result of the delta wiring technique in mallet fractures with fracture fragment involving more than one-third of the distal phalanx articular surface. The authors are reporting 5 cases of mallet fractures treated with delta wiring technique with good functional and radiologic outcomes. Radiologic outcomes were evaluated on the basis of postoperative and follow-up x-rays and functional outcomes were evaluated using Crawford’s criteria. Five patients (4 males, 1 female) with a mean age of 26.8 years (range, 20 to 33 y) were included. The mean time between the inju...
ConclusionsThe modified KA TKA surgical technique proposed in this study can achieve good clinical results at minimum 24 months of follow-up, reproducing accurately native mLDFA and mMPTA.Level of evidenceLevel III, therapeutic study.
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We report on a patient with 11 year's follow-up after a TKA performed maintaining bowleg alignment, using a posterior stabilized, fixed-bearing design. Sequential X-rays showed radiolucencies on the femoral component within two years postoperatively, slightly increasing over time but stable at last follow-up.
ConclusionThe results of this study showed that the degree of radiocarpal osteoarthritis is higher in conservatively treated patients that should have been operated on according to current guidelines in comparison with patients without an indication for surgery. This might suggest that our current guidelines can be effective in prevention of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. However, the effect on the functional outcome is very limited. Since the degree of radiocarpal osteoarthritis of the non-fractured wrist appeared to be highly associated with the degree of osteoarthritis of the fractured wrist, future studies should always...
CONCLUSION: OMERACT ultrasound scores revealed significant associations with pain severity, KLG and MOAKS. PMID: 32414954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The clinical and radiological results concerning the MINIMA® short stem are excellent according to this first report of this specific design of the short femoral stems. Because of the small number of cases and short-term follow-up of this study, a longer follow up time and more patients' enrollment is required. PMID: 32405472 [PubMed]
Authors: Liu Peterson S, Scott Donoughe J, O'Neal D, Mombell K, GomezLeonardelli D Abstract INTRODUCTION: The process for working up scaphoid fractures from frontline providers to the specialty care clinic is variable. Initial imaging can often be negative and the management algorithm is not clearly defined. Delays in diagnosis are a contributing factor to scaphoid nonunion. Fractures may not be identified by frontline providers on initial presentation because of radiographically occult injuries. If not treated promptly, scaphoid fractures may be complicated by nonunion, avascular necrosis, and osteoarthritis. ...
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