In vivo three-dimensional imaging analysis of femoral and tibial tunnel locations in single and double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions.
CONCLUSIONS: Using the 3D-CT measuring method, the location of the tibia tunnel was between the AM and PL footprints, but the center of the femoral tunnel was at more shallow position from the AM bundle footprint when ACL reconstruction was performed by the transtibial SB technique. PMID: 24605187 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Changes in bone mineral density of both proximal femurs after total knee arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: According to our results, TKA was found to affect both proximal femurs during the acute period. However, TKA did not affect a change in BMD of the proximal femur during one year postoperative. PMID: 24605188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Percutaneous vertebroplasty using fresh frozen allogeneic bone chips as filler.
Authors: Ahn DK, Lee S, Kim DG, Shin WS Abstract BACKGROUND: Vertebroplasty is not free from cement related complications. If an allograft is used as a filler, most of them can be averted. METHODS: Forty consecutive cases of osteoporotic vertebral fracture were divided into two groups by self-selection. The study and the control groups underwent vertebroplasty with fresh frozen allogeneic bone chips and bone cement, respectively. Clinical results were assessed at preoperation, postoperative day 1 and months 3, 6, and 12 by 10-grade visual analog scale (VAS), and radiological results were assessed at the same ti...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Influence of insurance benefit criteria on the administration rate of osteoporosis drugs in postmenopausal females.
CONCLUSIONS: Only about 40% of Korean postmenopausal female patients with osteoporosis were administered osteoporosis drugs. The administration rate in patients with a T-score between -3.0 and -2.5 was particularly low and active treatment to prevent osteoporotic fractures is required in this group. PMID: 24605190 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Determining the best treatment for simple bone cyst: a decision analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: In our study, autologous bone marrow injection was found to be the best choice of treatment of SBC. However, the results were sensitive to the rate of pathologic fracture after treatment of SBC. Physicians should consider the possibility of pathologic fracture when they determine a treatment method for SBC. PMID: 24605191 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Tumor treated by endoscopy.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results showed that endoscopic curettage and bone graft had a lower rate of recurrence and a higher cure rate in cases of benign bone tumor. It can, therefore, be concluded that endoscopic curettage and bone graft might be good treatment modalities for benign bone tumors. PMID: 24605192 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Alveolar soft part sarcoma: clinical presentation, treatment and outcome in a series of 19 patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The treatment principle for alveolar soft tissue sarcoma is massive resection, and when the surgical margin is questionable, radiation treatment can be added for prevention of local recurrence. Also, due to discovery of metastases and local recurrence, even after 5 years of general treatment, outpatient department follow-up is needed, and we need to keep in mind that lung, intracranial, and bone metastases are common. PMID: 24605193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Negative effect of rapidly resorbing properties of bioactive glass-ceramics as bone graft substitute in a rabbit lumbar fusion model.
CONCLUSIONS: The high resorbing properties and osteoconductivity of porous glass-ceramics can be advantageous as no glass-ceramics remain in the body. However, their relatively fast rate of resorption in the body negatively affects their role as an osteoconductive scaffold as glass-ceramics are resorbed before bony fusion. PMID: 24605194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Congenital anomaly of the atlas misdiagnosed as posterior arch fracture of the atlas and atlantoaxial subluxation.
We report a very rare case of congenital anomaly of the atlas combined with atlantoaxial subluxation, that can be misdiagnosed as posterior arch fracture. PMID: 24605195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Carpal bone fractures in distal radial fractures: is computed tomography expedient?
Authors: Gogna P, Singla R, Gupta RK PMID: 24605196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

How to do random allocation (randomization).
Authors: Kim J, Shin W Abstract PURPOSE: To explain the concept and procedure of random allocation as used in a randomized controlled study. METHODS: We explain the general concept of random allocation and demonstrate how to perform the procedure easily and how to report it in a paper. PMID: 24605197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Future bearing surfaces in total hip arthroplasty.
Authors: Chang JD Abstract One of the most important issues in the modern total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the bearing surface. Extensive research on bearing surfaces is being conducted to seek an ideal bearing surface for THA. The ideal bearing surface for THA should have superior wear characteristics and should be durable, bio-inert, cost-effective, and easy to implant. However, bearing surfaces that are currently being implemented do not completely fulfill these requirements, especially for young individuals for whom implant longevity is paramount. Even though various new bearing surfaces have been investigated, ...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Carpal bone fractures in distal radial fractures: is computed tomography expedient?--reply.
Authors: Heo YM, Kim SB, Yi JW, Lee JB, Park CY, Yoon JY, Kim DH PMID: 24745089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Biomechanics of hyperflexion and kneeling before and after total knee arthroplasty.
Authors: Lee TQ Abstract The capacity to perform certain activities is frequently compromised after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to a functional decline resulting from decreased range of motion and a diminished ability to kneel. In this manuscript, the current biomechanical understanding of hyperflexion and kneeling before and after TKA will be discussed. Patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint contact area, contact pressure, and kinematics were evaluated in cadaveric studies using a Tekscan pressure measuring system and Microscribe. Testing was performed on intact knees and following cruciate retaining and post...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Curved periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of dysplastic hips.
Authors: Naito M, Nakamura Y Abstract Curved periacetabular osteotomy (CPO) was developed for the treatment of dysplastic hips in 1995. In CPO, the exposure of osteotomy sites and osteotomy of the ischium are made in the same manner as Bernese periacetabular osteotomy, and iliac and pubic osteotomies are performed in the same manner as rotational acetabular osteotomy. We studied the dynamic instabilities of 25 dysplastic hips before and after CPO using triaxial accelerometry. Overall magnitude of acceleration was significantly decreased from 2.30 ± 0.57 m/sec(2) preoperatively to 1.55 ± 0.31 m/sec(2) ...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Treatment results of a periprosthetic femoral fracture case series: treatment method for vancouver type b2 fractures can be customized.
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest reaching a decision regarding treatment methods of periprosthetic femoral fractures by following the algorithmic approach of the Vancouver classification in addition to the assessment of each patient's hip joint pathology, physical status and activity, especially for type B2 fractures. The customized treatments demonstrated favorable overall results. PMID: 24900893 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Complications and outcomes of minimally invasive percutaneous plating for proximal humeral fractures.
CONCLUSIONS: The MIPO technique using periarticular locking plates is a useful option for the treatment of selected cases of displaced proximal humeral fractures. However, nerve complications such as axillary nerve paresis should be considered along with implant-related complications when choosing patients for minimally invasive plating. PMID: 24900894 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Accurate leg length measurement in total hip arthroplasty: a comparison of computer navigation and a simple manual measurement device.
CONCLUSIONS: The results showed good equalization of the leg lengths using both computed tomography-based navigation and the simple manual measurement device. PMID: 24900895 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction after arthroscopic repair of acetabular labral tears.
CONCLUSIONS: High rate of satisfaction after arthroscopic repair of acetabular labral tears is an encouraging outcome. Arthroscopic treatment of labral tears might be a useful technique in patients with hip pathologies, such as femoroacetabular impingement with labral tears. PMID: 24900896 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Results of revision surgery and causes of unstable total knee arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Revision total knee arthroplasty with or without a more constrained prosthesis will be a definite solution for an unstable total knee arthroplasty. The solution according to cause is very important and seems to be helpful to avoid unnecessary over-constrained implant selection in revision surgery for total knee instability. PMID: 24900897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

A comparison of the fixation strengths provided by different intraosseous tendon lengths during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a biomechanical study in a porcine tibial model.
CONCLUSIONS: In a porcine model, ultimate tensile strength was greater for a 4 cm long intraosseous flexor tendon in the tibial tunnel. However, no intergroup difference in graft slippage or total graft movement was observed. The results show that a 2 cm intraosseous graft length in the tibial tunnel is safe and has sufficient strength (> 450 N) for adequate rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. PMID: 24900898 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Evaluation of bone mineral status in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The results confirmed that BMD was low in AIS patients and it was not affected by brace treatment. PMID: 24900899 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of functional outcomes following surgical decompression and posterolateral instrumented fusion in single level low grade lumbar degenerative versus isthmic spondylolisthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: Neural decompression and posterolateral instrumented fusion significantly improved pain and disability in patients with degenerative and isthmic spondylolisthesis. The efficacy of surgery for overall subjective satisfaction rate and pain and disability improvement was similar in both groups. PMID: 24900900 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Does well maintained graft provide consistent return to play after medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow joint in elite baseball players?
This study included 17 baseball players, who underwent MUCL reconstruction between July 2007 and May 2010. The average follow-up period was 48.6 months. Imaging assessment consisted of preoperative plain and stress radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging, and postoperative serial ultrasonography. The clinical assessments were composed of visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, range of motion, and the Conway scale. RESULTS: The mean VAS score was 6.4 (range, 3 to 8) preoperatively and 2.2 (range, 0 to 4) postoperatively (p
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

The incidence of acute traumatic tendon injuries in the hand and wrist: a 10-year population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: Epidemiology data enhances our knowledge of injury patterns and may play a role in the prevention and treatment of future injuries, with an end result of reducing lost work time and economic burden. PMID: 24900902 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Responsiveness of the korean version of the michigan hand outcomes questionnaire after carpal tunnel release.
Authors: Wi SM, Gong HS, Bae KJ, Roh YH, Lee YH, Baek GH Abstract BACKGROUND: The Korean version of the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (K-MHQ) was recently validated; however, the questionnaire's responsiveness as well as the degree to which the instrument is sensitive to change has not been thoroughly evaluated in a specific condition in Koreans. We evaluated the responsiveness of the K-MHQ in a homogenous cohort of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and we compared it with that of the Korean version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire (K-DASH), which was found to have a la...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Z-lengthening of the Achilles tendon with transverse skin incision.
CONCLUSIONS: The new technique has a low rate of complications such as scarring, adhesion, total transection, excessive lengthening, and recurrence of shortening. The excellent cosmesis and the short operation time are the additional advantages. PMID: 24900904 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of congenital hallux varus.
CONCLUSIONS: Congenital hallux varus was successfully corrected by surgery with overall favorable outcome. Preoperatively, a LEB should be considered as a possible cause of the deformity in order to prevent recurrent or residual varus after surgery. PMID: 24900905 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

What is the usefulness of the fragmentation pattern of the femoral head in managing Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease?
CONCLUSIONS: Our results are consistent with the lateral pillar classification itself. Therefore, fragmentation patterns in each lateral pillar classification did not provide clinical usefulness in the management of LCP disease. PMID: 24900906 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Plain radiologic findings and chronological changes of incipient phase osteosarcoma overlooked by primary physicians.
CONCLUSIONS: Notable plain radiologic findings of incipient-stage osteosarcoma include trabecular disruption along with faint osteosclerosis or osteolysis. In symptomatic patients with trabecular destruction, additional imaging study including magnetic resonance imaging should be performed to exclude osteosarcoma in the incipient phase, even without radiologic findings suggesting malignant tumor, such as cortical destruction or periosteal reaction. PMID: 24900907 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Total talar extrusion without soft tissue attachments.
We describe the long-term outcomes of two patients who had complete talar extrusion without remaining soft tissue attachment treated with arthrodesis. Both of our patients had complications such as infection and progressive osteolysis. We suggest reimplantation of the extruded talus after thorough debridement as soon as possible as a reasonable option unless the talus is contaminated or missing, because an open wound may arise from inside to outside. PMID: 24900908 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

A tenosynovial giant cell tumor arising from femoral attachment of the anterior cruciate ligament.
We report a giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath arising from femoral attachment of the anterior cruciate ligament and its treatment with arthroscopy in a 28-year-old man. PMID: 24900909 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Relapse of clubfoot after treatment with the Ponseti method and the function of the foot abduction orthosis.
Authors: Zhao D, Liu J, Zhao L, Wu Z Abstract Ponseti clubfoot treatment has become more popular during the last decade because of its high initial correction rate. But the most common problem affecting the long-term successful outcome is relapse of the deformity. Non-compliance with Ponseti brace protocol is a major problem associated with relapse. Although more comfortable braces have been reported to improve the compliance, they all have the same design and no significant changes have been made to the protocols. After refinement in the Ponseti method and emphasizing the importance of brace to parents, the relaps...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Quantitative analysis of tissue injury after minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: These data show that MI-THA decreased the release of muscle marker enzymes due to tissue damage immediately after surgery and minimized the inflammatory response related to the surgery during the early postoperative period. PMID: 25177452 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Current trends of stem use in hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture in South Korea.
In this study, we assessed the trends of stem fixation in hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures in South Korea. METHODS: Data of patients with femoral neck fractures, who were operated on between the years of 2007 and 2011 and were ≥ 50 years old at the time of operation, were obtained from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service. All new visits or admissions to clinics or hospitals for femoral neck fractures were identified using the International Classification of Disease Tenth Revision diagnostic code (S720). The trends in the utilization of cemented and cementless hemiarthroplasty were then anal...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Volume and contact surface area analysis of bony tunnels in single and double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autograft tendons: in vivo three-dimensional imaging analysis.
Authors: Yang JH, Chang M, Kwak DS, Wang JH Abstract BACKGROUND: Regarding reconstruction surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), there is still a debate whether to perform a single bundle (SB) or double bundle (DB) reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to analyze and compare the volume and surface area of femoral and tibial tunnels during transtibial SB versus transportal DB ACL reconstruction. METHODS: A consecutive series of 26 patients who underwent trantibial SB ACL reconstruction and 27 patients with transportal DB ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft from January 2010 to October ...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Saline-coupled bipolar sealing in simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Bipolar sealing shows promise as a blood loss reduction tool in simultaneous bilateral TKA. The marginal savings attributed to reduced transfusion rates with use of the bipolar sealer did not exceed the additional per-case expense of using the device. The decision to use the device with the goal of less blood loss must come with the additional expense associated with its use. PMID: 25177455 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Incidental findings on knee radiographs in children and adolescents.
This study was performed to investigate the incidental findings on knee radiographs in children and adolescents according to age. METHODS: A total of 1,562 consecutive patients younger than 18 years of age were included. They who visited Seoul National University Bundang Hospital's outpatient clinic with a chief complaint of knee pain or malalignment between 2010 and 2011. We reviewed the knee radiographs and analyzed the prevalence and type of incidental findings, such as metaphyseal lucent area, epiphyseal cortical irregularity, osteochondroma and Harris growth arrest line. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients w...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Biomechanical analysis of operative methods in the treatment of extra-articular fracture of the proximal tibia.
Authors: Lee SM, Oh CW, Oh JK, Kim JW, Lee HJ, Chon CS, Lee BJ, Kyung HS Abstract BACKGROUND: To determine relative fixation strengths of a single lateral locking plate, a double construct of a locking plate, and a tibial nail used in treatment of proximal tibial extra-articular fractures. METHODS: Three groups of composite tibial synthetic bones consisting of 5 specimens per group were included: lateral plating (LP) using a locking compression plate-proximal lateral tibia (LCP-PLT), double plating (DP) using a LCP-PLT and a locking compression plate-medial proximal tibia, and intramedullary nailing (IN) using ...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Clinical and radiological predictive factors to be related with the degree of lumbar back muscle degeneration: difference by gender.
CONCLUSIONS: The PT was the important predictive factor for lumbar back muscle degeneration in both, the male and the female group. However, age and BMI were predictive factors in the female group only. PMID: 25177458 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Feasibility of nerve stimulator as a supplemental aid for lumbar transforaminal epidural block.
CONCLUSIONS: A nerve stimulator can help to predict the accuracy of needle positioning as a supplemental aid for a successful lumbar transforaminal epidural block. It is sufficient to initiate a proper stimulation amplitude of the nerve at 2 mAh. PMID: 25177459 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Mini-open suture bridge repair with porcine dermal patch augmentation for massive rotator cuff tear: surgical technique and preliminary results.
CONCLUSIONS: Mini-open suture bridge repair with porcine dermal patch augmentation can be an option in young patients with high physical demands and massive rotator cuff tears for which it is not possible to restore the anatomical footprint. PMID: 25177460 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

A comparison of conventional ultrasonography and arthrosonography in the assessment of cuff integrity after rotator cuff repair.
CONCLUSIONS: It was found that the integrity assessment of the repaired rotator cuff by ultrasonography must be guarded against and that arthrosonography is an effective alternative method in the postoperative integrity assessment. Also, an arthrosonography seems to be a suitable modality to replace the conventional ultrasonography. PMID: 25177461 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Preoperative nutritional status of the surgical patients in Jeju.
CONCLUSIONS: It was found that nutritional and immune condition deteriorated gradually to some degree in elderly patients over 60 years of age. PMID: 25177463 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Spontaneous acetabular periprosthetic fracture in a patient continuously having zoledronic acid.
Authors: Tantavisut S, Tanavalee A, Thanakit V, Ngarmukos S, Wilairatana V, Wangroongsub Y Abstract Zoledronic acid has been used for prevention of osteolytic and osteoblastic bone metastasis. This case report illustrates an undesirable consequence from prolonged usage of zoledronic acid in bone metastasis prevention. Periprosthetic acetabular fracture in a patient treated with zoledronic acid for 7 years was reported. The clinical presentation, radiographic and pathological results were described. This is a rare complication after total hip arthroplasty which should not be ignored especially in patients who receiv...
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

Flexor carpi radialis brevis: an unusual anomalous muscle of the wrist.
Authors: Lee YM, Song SW, Sur YJ, Ahn CY Abstract During imaging studies or surgical procedures, anomalous forearm and wrist muscles are occasionally encountered. Among them, the flexor carpi radialis brevis is very rare. Because the trend is growing toward treating distal radius fractures with volar plating, the flexor carpi radialis brevis is worth knowing. Here, we report two cases with a review of the literature. PMID: 25177465 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery)
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - November 25, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research