Posterior shoulder stiffness was associated with shoulder pain during throwing in college baseball players: assessment of shear wave elastography
ConclusionsThe posterior tissue was stiffer than the anterior tissue on the throwing side. Decreased AbdIR and increased ISPM stiffness may be correlated with shoulder pain during throwing. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 18, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Comparative outcomes between a new robotically assisted and a manual technique for total knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis: a prospective matched comparative cohort study
ConclusionraTKA was associated with the same complication risk, less pain level, better patient satisfaction, and PROMs on 6-month follow-up than the mTKA group. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 12, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Outcome of monolateral rail fixator in infected nonunion of femur diaphysis developing after intramedullary fixation
ConclusionSingle stage procedure including radical debridement, acute docking, distraction osteogenesis at corticotomy site and stabilization with monolateral rail fixator reliably achieves good to excellent bone and functional results, union and eradication of infection in majority of infected nonunions of femoral diaphysis developing after intramedullary fixation. We recommend acute docking in bone gap  ≤ 5 cm. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 11, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Effectiveness of three Vitamin D dosing protocols on raising and maintaining blood serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D over a three-month period: a randomized, prospective study
ConclusionsGroup 2 sustained and maintained a satisfactory level of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D over three months without any severe side effects. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 10, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Early hip survival after open reduction internal fixation of acetabular fracture
ConclusionsNon-elderly adults with employer-sponsored insurance who sustain acetabular fractures have a greater burden of mental health disease than similarly insured patients without these injuries. Survival of the native acetabulum after fracture fixation exceeded 95% at 2  years and decreased with increasing patient age.Level of evidenceLevel III, Prognostic Study. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 10, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Extended length of stay in diabetic octogenarians following revision total hip arthroplasty
ConclusionDiabetic octogenarian patients have an increased risk for a prolonged hospital stay following rTHA relative to their younger diabetic geriatric counterparts. Orthopedic surgeons should be aware of these increased risks to properly educate diabetic octogenarians and assist in surgical management decision making in these patients considering rTHA. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 10, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Evaluating the association between pulmonary abnormalities and complications following pediatric hip dysplasia surgery
ConclusionThe results indicated that patients with a structural pulmonary abnormality had an increased risk of cardiac arrest requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation compared to those without a pulmonary abnormality. Ensuring appropriate preoperative evaluation with a multidisciplinary team and close monitoring postoperatively is important to prevent the risk of severe outcomes in this vulnerable patient population. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 9, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Arthroscopically assisted single tunnel reconstruction for acute high-grade acromioclavicular joint dislocation with an additional acromioclavicular joint cerclage
ConclusionAC-joint stabilisation with a single tunnel reconstruction using a second-generation implant results in good to excellent clinical results with high patient satisfaction. The additional AC augmentation improves stability in horizontal instable AC-joints and is recommended in all high-grade AC joint stabilisations. Nonetheless, reduction was slightly lost over time due to an elongation or suture failure of the coraco-clavicular fixation.Level of evidenceIV. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 7, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes following surgical management of insertional Achilles tendinopathy using a double-row suture bridge technique with mean two-year follow-up
ConclusionThis study has demonstrated that surgical management of IAT is safe and effective with clinical improvement in both clinical and general health-related quality of life outcome PROMs.Level of evidenceIV. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - May 4, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Correction to: Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with and without trochleoplasty for patients with patella instability —correlation of trochlear dysplasia and patient outcome, classification and outcome measure in the past decade—a systematic review
(Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - April 11, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Isolated ballistic femoral condyle fractures: a case series of eighteen patients
ConclusionsBallistic femoral condyle fractures are rare Orthopaedic injuries seen in relatively high frequency at our institution. Most (78%) were treated operatively and with few complications. These fractures are not easily classified according to common classification schemes and may benefit from more rigorous study to guide treatment and anticipate outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - April 5, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Golfers have greater preoperative and equal postoperative function when undergoing total knee arthroplasty compared to non-golfers
ConclusionsGolfers had better preoperative and equal postoperative knee specific function compared to non-golfers. The majority of golfers returned to golf by one year and were satisfied with their involvement in the game.Level of evidenceIII. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - April 1, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Biomechanics of hamstring tendon, quadriceps tendon, and bone –patellar tendon–bone grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a cadaveric study
ConclusionThere was no difference in the ultimate load to failure of BTB, HT, and QT grafts harvested from the same specimens. All 3 grafts had similar loads to failure with a significant increase in stiffness when compared to the native ACL. Furthermore, QT demonstrated more favourable structural properties compared to HT and BTB with greater cross-sectional area to both HT and BTB and greater stiffness compared to HT. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - April 1, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

RADIAL head arthroplasty: does ligaments repair influence outcomes? A minimum two years follow-up radiographic multi-center study
ConclusionThis multi-center study found no evidence that ligaments repair, as an associated surgical procedure, improves RHA longevity, except for annular ligament. Nevertheless, it seems to prevent degenerative changes at midterm follow-up. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - March 16, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Early reduction in postoperative pain is associated with improved long-term function after shoulder arthroplasty: a retrospective case series
ConclusionPatients reporting reduced pain after TSA demonstrated improved shoulder function with the Constant score at 2 years postoperatively in both univariate and multivariate analysis. Larger-scale investigation may be warranted to see if this is true for other functional outcome measures.Level of evidenceIII, treatment study. (Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology)
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - March 14, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research