Trochanteric osteotomy for acetabular fracture fixation: a case series and literature review
ConclusionsThe digastric trochanteric osteotomy heals reliably with low rates of severe HO, femoral head osteonecrosis, and screw removal for soft-tissue irritation. A review of the literature is presented and found comparable findings. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - August 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Treatment and re-operation rates in one thousand and three hundred tibial fractures from the Swedish Fracture Register
ConclusionThis study describes the treatment and re-operation rates after tibial fractures in a cohort of 1371 tibial fractures at Sahlgrenska University Hospital during a period of 5  years. The study shows an overall re-operation rate of 29.8% for fractures in all segments of the tibia. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - August 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of suction drainage fluid culture for acute surgical site infection after aseptic instrumented spine surgery: a retrospective analysis of 363 cases
ConclusionThe diagnostic performance of suction drainage fluid culture after aseptic instrumented spine surgery for acute surgical site infection is insufficient to warrant its use in routine practice. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - August 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Parkinson ’s disease and hip fractures: Are complications and mortality rates increased?
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to assess patients with Parkinson ’s disease (PD) in comparison with patients without PD for the treatment of hip fractures. Therefore, we performed a mono-centre study including 145 patients with PD and 2135 consecutive patients without PD as a concurrent group (C).MethodsFor analysis, we used our database, in which any type of hip fracture was enrolled. The study period ranged from 2007 to 2017, and the patient age was  ≥ 60 years. Overall, 10 variables were included. The primary measures were operations for any reason, infection, dislocation, failure, ...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Factors associated with myonecrosis at time of fasciotomy in acute leg compartment syndrome
The objective of this study is to determine factors associated with myonecrosis at the time of fasciotomy in patients with acute leg compartment syndrome.MethodsA retrospective cohort study was conducted of 546 patients with acute leg compartment syndrome treated with fasciotomies from January 2000 to June 2015 at two tertiary trauma centers. The main outcome measurement was clinical myonecrosis diagnosed by the treating surgeon at the time of fasciotomy.ResultsEighty-two patients (15.0%) with acute leg compartment syndrome had myonecrosis at time of fasciotomy. Multivariable logistic regression analyses showed that younge...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Postsurgical infection from using a computed tomography-based hip navigation system during total hip arthroplasty
ConclusionsCT-based hip navigation system may not be associated with SSI or PJI after primary THA, although it prolongs the operation time. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor regarding “Does overcorrection cause any negative effect on pediatric missed Monteggia lesion?”
(Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Correction to: Silver-coated (PorAg ®) endoprosthesis can be protective against reinfection in the treatment of tumor prostheses infection
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The correct information is given below. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Extensor tendon ruptures in rheumatoid wrists
ConclusionIn rheumatoid patients, a rupture of an extensor tendon must be expected at 4%. Patients tolerate and compensate this damage for a long time. The function of the hand including the tendon function is the most important factor in assessing the success of the operation. The subjective patient acceptance depends on the progress of the underlying disease, postoperative care (ergotherapy, physiotherapy, orthosis) and the patients' demands. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Outcome and complications of distal tibia fractures treated with intramedullary nails versus minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis and the role of fibula fixation
ConclusionAlthough there is no difference in outcome of distal tibia fractures with either nailing or minimally invasive plating, nailing is recommended for closed displaced extraarticular fractures. Fixation of fibula should not be done routinely but should be reserved only for a few specific fracture patterns. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Is quadruple semitendinosus tendon strands autograft a better choice than hamstring autograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A comparative study with a mean follow-up of 3  years
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of ST4 with those of STGs with a minimum follow-up of 3  years. The hypothesis was that functional outcomes of the ST4 technique are at least as good as those of the STG technique.Study designCohort study. Level of evidence, 3MethodsEighty-seven consecutive patients underwent isolated ACL reconstruction, 50 with the ST4 and 37 with STG. At the femoral side for both groups, the system of the fixation of the graft used a cortical fixation support and at the tibial side the group STG used an interference screw and the ST4 group used a tape lock...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

The effect of platelet-rich plasma on fracture healing in long-bone pseudoarthrosis
ConclusionAs a result of our study, we concluded that PRP is an effective and safe method in pseudoarthrosis surgery that reduces fracture union time. Controlled studies with more patient numbers are needed. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Biomechanical reconstruction parameters obtained after direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty do not compromise clinical outcome
ConclusionsBiomechanical parameters achieved by MIS THA are satisfactory with negligible impact on functional results and no impact on patient-related outcomes certifying the high quality achieved in THA. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - July 1, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Improvement in the results of the simple-foot-tapping test and cross-sectional area of the dural sac in patients with C5 palsy after posterior cervical spine surgery
ConclusionsIn the C5 palsy group 1  year after posterior cervical spine surgery, the cross-sectional areas of the dural sac were larger, and the 10-s single FT test improved noticeably. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Operative time greater than 120  minutes is associated with increased pulmonary and thromboembolic complications following revision total hip arthroplasty
AbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to determine the impact of operative time on the development of early postoperative complications in patients undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty (THA).MethodsIn this retrospective cohort study, data were collected through the American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program Database. All patients who underwent revision THA between 2007 and 2016 were identified and stratified into groups based on operative time|: 0 –60 min, 61–120 min, 121–180 min, and >  180 min. The incidence of early postoperative a...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A simple technique to perform total knee replacement without violating the femoral canal: early clinical results on a cohort of 303 patients
ConclusionsThe extra-medullary alignment system seems to be a simple and reliable technique enabling to perform total knee replacement in a truly minimal invasive manner avoiding femoral canal violation.Level of evidenceIV. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A health economic analysis of the management of open lower limb fractures in the elderly
ConclusionThis study provides a valuable estimate of the expense of treating open lower limb fractures in patients over the age of 65  years in a Major Trauma Centre in England. The study highlights the large losses incurred by hospitals in treating these cases, and supports revision of the remuneration structures in the National Health Service to adequately cover their cost. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Mid-term outcomes of surgical management of complex, isolated radial head fractures: a multicentre collaboration
ConclusionsFunctional outcome is similar in all groups of surgically treated patients with isolated, displaced RH fractures. Complication rates are higher than that reported previously in the literature but with low re-operation rates.Level of evidenceIV (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Arthroscopic management of intra- and juxta-articular osteoid osteoma of the upper extremity: a systematic review of the literature
ConclusionArthroscopic management of OO of the upper extremity joints is highly successful and results in no tumor recurrence; however, there is a risk of incomplete resection in areas more difficult to access by arthroscopy. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Limb lengthening for deformities in Ollier ’s disease: a systematic review
ConclusionsThere is no consensus for the optimal surgical technique and implants for correction of limbs deformities in patients with Ollier ’s disease. External fixators most commonly circular are the most commonly used implants; however, complications do occur. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - June 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Anterior minimally invasive plating osteosynthesis using reversed proximal humeral internal locking system plate for distal humeral shaft fractures
ConclusionAnterior MIPO using reversed PHILOS plate is safe and effective for multifragmentary fractures of the distal humeral shaft even in a fracture with a length of intact bone above the coronoid fossa of only 2  cm. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 28, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up of distal radius fractures, an evaluation of the current guideline: the relation between malunion, osteoarthritis and functional outcome
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...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Does low body mass index constitute a risk of damage to the soft tissues during reaming for proximal femoral nailing? a cadaveric study
AbstractBackgroundThe purpose of this cadaveric study was to evaluate the damage to the gluteus medius muscle, tendon and superior gluteal nerve in low BMI patients during the reaming of the greater trochanter tip for proximal femoral nailing.Materials and methodsThe study used 19 femurs of 10 fresh femur intact cadavers [mean BMI: 22.79 (17.60 –28.70)]. A guidewire was placed in the tip of greater trochanter under C-arm fluoroscopy, and a 17-mm reamer was advanced over the wire. After the reaming was completed, the hips were dissected and the gluteus medius muscle, tendon and superior gluteal nerve were inspected to...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Silver-coated (PorAg ® ) endoprosthesis can be protective against reinfection in the treatment of tumor prostheses infection
ConclusionsOur results show the efficacy of PorAg® coating in the two-stage revision of knee EPR. PorAg®-coated EPR may have possible advantages over this traditional strategy, in particular when applied to patients with a higher risk of reinfection. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 24, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A comparative study of heterogeneous antibiotic resistance of microbial populations in conventional periprosthetic tissue cultures and sonication fluid cultures of orthopaedics explanted prostheses
AbstractBackground“Heterogeneity” describes a phenomenon where subpopulations of seemingly isogenic bacteria exhibit a range of susceptibilities to a particular antibiotic. We aim to investigate the frequency of heterogeneity among microbes isolated from infected prostheses, and its possible correlation with micr obial resistance.MethodsBetween May 2014 and June 2019, we investigated 234 patients, at our institution, undergoing revision arthroplasty because of loosening of the prostheses or because of periprosthetic joint infection. All patients had periprosthetic tissue culture, sonication of prosthesis and di...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 24, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Treatment of static scapholunate dissociation using a slip of the flexor carpi radialis
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine the results of reconstruction of the dorsal and palmar limbs of the scapholunate interosseous ligament in flexible static scapholunate instability using a slip of flexor carpi radialis tendon. Between June 2012 and August 2018, 13 patients with flexible static scapholunate instability underwent with this surgical technique. Mean patient age at surgery was 42  years. Average follow-up was 52, 8 months. The functional outcome postoperative according to Green and O'Brien was excellent in 1, good in 9 and regular in 3 patients. Postoperative disabilities of the arm, sho...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 23, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Volar PEEK plate for distal radius fracture: analysis of adverse events
DiscussionThe rate of complications of PEEK volar plates seems to be similar to those occurring with plates of different materials. Advantages of PEEK plates are the absence of the cold-welding phenomenon and the absence of exuberant bone callus on the plate, ensuring an easy hardware removal. Intraoperative rupture remains the main complication correlated with PEEK material. These complications can be reduced with an accurate surgical technique, especially at the beginning of the learning curve.Level of evidenceTherapeutic IV. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Comment to the history of microsurgery
(Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A computer simulation study for preserving the tibial posterior slope in open-wedge high tibial osteotomy
ConclusionsDifference in AD/PD and AD/LD between each patient was regarded as a significant variation. Therefore, preoperative planification with 3D computer simulation to measure AD/PD and AD/LD may be helpful to avoid a significant increase in TPS. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Intermediate-term results of isolated minimally invasive arthroscopic cheilectomy in the treatment of hallux rigidus
ConclusionMinimally invasive cheilectomy of the first MTPJ using high-torque low-speed burr and arthroscopic debridement results in high patient satisfaction with a low rate of complications at intermediate follow-up. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Comparison of surgical outcomes between rotator cuff repair with and without rotator interval capsular release for rotator cuff tears to prevent and improve postoperative stiffness: a meta-analysis
ConclusionsRC repair with RI release in patients with and without preoperative stiffness had no statistically significant differences for pain, function (CS and ASES) and range of motion (FF, ER and IR) when compared to RC repair alone in RC injury patients.Level of EvidenceII (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Anchor placement to glenoid rim during Bankart repair recreates contact area of anterior capsulolabral complex on glenoid better than onto articular surface
ConclusionThe anchor placement to the glenoid rim recreates the footprint of the capsulolabral complex on the anterior inferior glenoid better than the anchor placement onto the articular surface. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Sarcopenia in distal radius fractures: systematic review of the literature and current findings
ConclusionsAbout 30% of patients older than 50  years with distal radius fracture suffered by sarcopenia; sarcopenic patients surgically treated had worse clinical results than no sarcopenic patients. Further studies with larger samples are needed to confirm these preliminary results. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Management of infected extremity endoprostheses: a systematic review
ConclusionsRates of periprosthetic joint infection remain high in endoprosthetic reconstructions. Although DAIR procedures were found to have a low success rate, they remain a reasonable option in acute infections given the morbidity of staged revisions. There is a lack of comparative data in the current literature and the heterogeneity and low level of evidence does not allow for between group comparisons of results. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Extraphyseal distal radius fracture in children: is the cast always needed? A retrospective analysis comparing Epibloc system and K -wire pinning
ConclusionsFunctional recovery is faster, and postoperative physiotherapy is rarely required with ES. This device allows us to go beyond the traditional concept of mandatory postoperative immobilization after pediatric wrist fractures surgery. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 13, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Arthroscopic surgery versus physiotherapy for femoroacetabular impingement: a meta-analysis study
AbstractIntroductionFemoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is thought to play an important role in the development of hip osteoarthritis. However, there is no consensus about the optimal treatment options, since non-operative therapy such as physiotherapy and surgical treatment such as arthroscopic hip surgery can both improve symptoms. Therefore, the aim of the present meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes between two different treatment regimes; physiotherapy versus arthroscopic treatment for FAI.MethodsThe present meta-analysis was carried out according to the PRISMA guidelines. In November 2019, the main online databas...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Revisiting vascular and venous drainage of lateral arm flap from anatomy
(Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Refracture of pediatric both-bone diaphyseal forearm fracture following intramedullary fixation with Kirschner wires is likely to occur in the presence of immature radiographic healing
ConclusionsRefracture of PBDFF may occur several months after treatment with intramedullary K-wires if the primary fracture shows immature healing. Physicians should pay special attention when judging radiographic fracture healing, even when the fracture is deemed to have clinically healed. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Results after the application of tranexamic acid intravenous or intra-articular in the control of postsurgical bleeding after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe different routes of administration of TXA in PTC have a similar effect in reducing post-operative bleeding without evidencing an increase in complications.Level of evidenceI. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Prolonged operative time increases risk of blood loss and transfusion requirements in revision hip surgery
ConclusionsWe conclude that measures to minimize the duration of surgery would be beneficial in reducing blood loss and the risks of requiring blood transfusions in revision hip surgery. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Interlocking screw configuration influences distal tibial fracture stability in torsional loading after intramedullary nailing
ConclusionFracture obliquity influences rotational stability which can be mitigated by interlocking screw configurations when nailing distal tibia fractures. At least two distal and one proximal interlocking screw  in a static mode is recommended to resist torsional loading of distal tibia fractures undergoing intramedullary nailing. The addition of more interlocking screws than this did not significantly alter control of torsional displacement with load. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Clinical and ultrasonographical follow-up after standard removal of distal radius volar plates positioned distal to the watershed line
AbstractMarginal fracture types of the distal radius may require volar plate positioning distal to the watershed line. Subsequently, plate prominence with direct friction with the flexor tendons occurs which is associated with flexor tendon pathology. Standard plate removal can be proposed. This cohort study examined clinical outcome, patient satisfaction and ultrasonographical assessment of the relation of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) and the volar rim after standard plate removal. Twenty patients with volar plate prominence after osteosynthesis for distal radius fractures were included. Plate removal was performed at...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Limb length discrepancy after total knee arthroplasty may contribute to suboptimal functional results
AbstractPurposeLimb length discrepancy (LLD) has been related to inferior outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA), but few studies have dealt with the LLD in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aims of the study were to examine the incidence of LLD after TKA and how it can influence in the outcomes scores.MethodsWe analysed preoperative, postoperative and changes in LLD in 460 patients who underwent a unilateral primary TKA. The measurements were done on digital full leg radiographs preoperatively and 6  months after surgery. The hip–knee–ankle (HKA) angle was also measured on these radiographs....
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Quadriceps tendon autograft for primary ACL reconstruction: a Bayesian network meta-analysis
ConclusionQuadriceps tendon autograft may represent a feasible option for primary ACL reconstruction.  These results must be interpret within the limitations of the present network meta-anlaysis. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Locked wires fixator for fractures of the distal third of the radius and ulna in children
ConclusionsThe locked wires fixator may be a new useful treatment method for fractures likely to cause postoperative redisplacement. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Hip arthroscopy versus total hip arthroplasty in patients above 40 differences: outcome and residual complain
This study aimed to compare patient outcomes and residual complains after hip arthroscopy (HAS) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) to improve patient counseling. It includes 140 hips/129 HAS-patients and 77 hips/62 THA-patients aged 40 to 55  years with a BMI under 30. All patients underwent primary HAS or primary THA in our hospital from 2007 until 2014. Exclusion criteria were a history of prior hip surgery or suffering sequels of childhood’s hip disease, systemic inflammatory disease or avascular hip osteonecrosis. Outcome m easures were WOMAC, subjective hip value, residual complains, the need of infiltratio...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Management of early ankle osteoarthritis through anterior joint-preserving surgery: a retrospective evaluation at mid- to long-term follow-up
AbstractPurposeChronic anterior ankle pain is a recognized and straightforward characteristic of anterior impingement syndrome. This retrospective study aims to evaluate outcomes, clinical and radiological results in patients affected by anterior ankle impingement, in a context of early osteoarthritis, and treated with mini-open anterior ankle arthrolysis, in the perspective to delay or avoid other demolitive surgical options, such as total ankle replacement and joint fusion.MethodsIn total, 49 patients (50 feet, mean age 45  years) undergone mini-open anterior ankle arthrolysis for anterior impingement, fulfilled inc...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Re: Factors associated with positive outcomes of platelet-rich plasma therapy in Achilles tendinopathy
(Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Functional outcome in giant cell tumor of distal radius treated with excision and fibular arthroplasty: a case series
Discussion and conclusionsThe primary aim of treating GCT distal radius is oncologically sound resection with good functional outcome and cosmesis being secondary. Reconstruction with a non ‐vascularized proximal fibular autograft is a reasonable option after en bloc resection of the distal radius for giant cell tumor of bone having comparable results with other treatment modalities. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 1, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Editors ’ Note to: Comparison of adductor canal block and IPACK block (interspace between the popliteal artery and the capsule of the posterior knee) with adductor canal block alone after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective control trial on pain and knee function in immediate postoperative period
(Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - April 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research