Editorial Board
Publication date: January–February 2019Source: Journal of Orthopaedics, Volume 16, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A technical note on the reduction of distal radius fractures with angular stable plates
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Sebastian LipprossAbstractPlating of distal radius fractures is a common procedure. Especially in busy practices the procedure is mostly performed by a single surgeon. By the use of a distance holder screw in the most proximal hole of the shaft of an angular stable distale radius plate a Lever arm can be created that allows indirect reduction of a dorsal ly displaced distal radius fracture. The method described here may facilitate the Operation in that the articular block can be securely fixed while the plate is stable centered on t...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Perioperative factors associated with increased length of stay after revision of metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Jonathan H. Garfinkel, Brian P. Gladnick, Cole S. Pachter, Niall H. Cochrane, David W. RomnessAbstractObjectiveTo investigate patient factors influencing length-of-stay (LOS) after revision metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA).MethodsWe reviewed 23 hips undergoing revision of a MoM THA with minimum 2-year follow-up. A multiple linear regression was calculated to predict LOS using multiple variables.ResultsAverage length of stay (LOS) was 2.1 days. Multiple linear regression analysis identified a significant correlation ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Early perioperative complication rates and subsidence with the Tribute® short cementless, tapered stem in primary total hip arthroplasty
This study examined early perioperative complications and subsidence following total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a short femoral stem. A retrospective review of 207 consecutive patients (247 hips) having undergone THA via the direct anterior approach produced only six perioperative complications: two intraoperative fractures, three perioperative femur fractures and one dislocation. Subsidence greater than five millimeters was observed in four hips but subsidence did not progress greater than three millimeters at the latest follow-up. Based on these results, cementless THA though the direct anterior approach with a short fe...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Arthroscopic resection of wrist ganglia: About 30 cases
ConclusionThe 13% recurrence rate is on the average of what is observed in the literature. Later satisfaction with the intervention is very good, and complications remain rare.Studies tend to show a lower rate of complications and recurrence following arthroscopic treatment, but to date, no randomized comparative series between the two methods has yet revealed any significant difference in these two points. A study of this type on a large scale could make it possible to highlight one of these treatment approaches. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Septic arthritis of the hip and knee treated surgically in pediatric patients: Analysis of the kids’ Inpatient Database
ConclusionIncidence of pediatric septic joint arthritis, an emergent orthopaedic condition, has increased over time. Patient demographics may vary with respect to both age and race. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Qualitative aspects of patient pain during surgery with wide-awake local anesthesia
ConclusionThe results of these studies provide a more comprehensive understanding of the patient experience during surgery with wide-awake local anesthesia. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Malreduction of tibial articular width in bicondylar tibial plateau fractures treated with circular external fixation is associated with post-traumatic osteoarthritis
ConclusionIlizarov fixation is safe and reliable in the management of BTP fractures. Restoration of tibial articular-width at fixation associated with reduced risk of developing radiographic OA. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Relations between external moment and movement of the knee joint during the stance phase in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis
ConclusionAn effective rehabilitation approach to decrease the load of knee joint must combine both to strength the muscles around the knee joint, particularly quadriceps, and to device for controlling the knee movement. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Subtrochanteric shortening and uncemented arthroplasty in hips with high dislocation - a cohort study with 13–30 years follow-up
ConclusionsOur study shows favorable long-term results for a fully hydroxyapatite (HA) coated stem. Aseptic cup-loosening may be reduced by using better implants. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - January 3, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Initial clinical trial of pins coated with fibroblast growth factor-2–apatite composite layer in external fixation of distal radius fractures
ConclusionsThis study clarified the safety and feasibility of using pins coated with an FGF-2–apatite composite layer for the external fixation of distal radius fractures. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Joint replacement in X-linked hypophosphatemia
In conclusion, total joint arthroplasty is beneficial in XLH. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Macroscopic observations of muscular bundles of accessory iliopsoas muscle as the cause of femoral nerve compression
Publication date: Available online 21 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Fuat Unat, Suzan Sirinturk, Pınar Cagimni, Yelda Pinar, Figen Govsa, Gkionoul Nteli ChatziogluAbstractCompression of the femoral nerve (FN) to the iliac fossa has been reported as a consequence of several pathologies as well as due to the aberrant muscles. The purpose of this research was to investigate the patterns of the accessory muscles of iliopsoas muscles and the relationship of the FN in fifty semi pelvis. Accessory muscular slips from iliacus and psoas, piercing or covering the FN, were found in 19 specimens (7.9%). Based ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 21, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Quantitative analysis of local bone graft harvested from the posterior elements during posterior spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients
ConclusionsLumbar vertebra provided more bone graft than thoracic vertebra. Spinous processes contributed the highest amount of local bone graft in the thoracic and lumbar spine. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 21, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Complications following allograft reconstruction for primary bone tumors: Considerations for management
ConclusionDespite considerable complication rates, management with a systematic approach results in successful outcomes with limb-retention greater than 90% and mean MSTS scores of 79%. In carefully selected patients, allografts provide a reliable method of reconstruction with treatable complications occurring at a mean of 30 months. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Initial clinical trial of pins coated with fibroblast growth factor 2–Apatite composite layer in external fixation of distal radius fractures
ConclusionsThis study clarified the safety and feasibility of using pins coated with an FGF-2–apatite composite layer for the external fixation of distal radius fractures. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Relationship between facet joint tropism and degeneration of facet joints and intervertebral discs based on a histological study
ConclusionsFacet joint tropism was correlated with intervertebral disc degeneration but not with facet joint degeneration. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Review article: Current literature on surgical checklists and handoff tools and application for orthopaedic surgery
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Bilal Sleiman, Zain Sayeed, Muhammad T. Padela, Abdurrahman F. Padela, Vamsy Bobba, Walid Yassir, Todd Frush, Khaled J. SalehAbstractDespite the adaptation of checklists for specific surgeries being developed, there remains a lack of an available standard for an orthopaedic-specific checklist. Benefits of implementing checklists include cost-effectiveness as well as the ability to significantly reduce both mortality and complication rates in a variety of healthcare settings. The aim of this review is to analyze the evidence surroun...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Subtrochanteric shortening and uncemented arthroplasty in hips with high dislocation.- a cohort study with 13–30 years follow-up
ConclusionsOur study shows favorable long-term results for a fully hydroxyapatite (HA) coated stem. Aseptic cup-loosening may be reduced by using better implants. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Alcoholism as a predictor for pseudarthrosis in primary spine fusion: An analysis of risk factors and 30-day outcomes for 52,402 patients from 2005 to 2013
ConclusionsAlcoholism and surgical revision are major risk factors for pseudarthrosis in patients undergoing spine fusion. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A standard universal C-arm language: Assessing its need and its likelihood of acceptance
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Jacob B. Stirton, Alexander D. Savage, Elliot M. Pally, Hans J. Kreder, Megan MooneyAbstractIntraoperative fluoroscopy has facilitated improvements in surgical procedures across various subspecialties but has resulted in increased radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon. The results of a survey administered to 447 orthopedic surgeons and radiological technologists show that there is no standard universal c-arm language, that significant confusion and miscommunication exists between surgeons and technologists because of this, ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A comparison of relative value units in revision hip versus revision knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Nipun Sodhi, Sarah E. Dalton, Peter A. Gold, Luke Garbarino, Hiba K. Anis, Jared M. Newman, Bilal Mahmood, Anton Khlopas, Assem A. Sultan, Nicolas S. Piuzzi, Michael A. MontAbstractIntroductionThe purpose of this study was to compare the: 1) RVUs; 2) lengths-of-surgery; 3) RVU per minute between revision hip (THA) and knee (TKA) arthroplasties; and 4) perform an annualized surgeon cost analysis. Using the ACS-NSQIP from 2008 to 2015, 8081 revision TKAs, 7233 THAs were compared. Revision THA had greater mean RVUs (30.27 vs. 27.10 RVUs, p 
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Recreational sports, workout and gym activities after total knee arthroplasty: Asian cohort study
In conclusion, improvement of activities of daily living could provide higher satisfaction and expectation about performing recreational sports, workout and gym activities. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Conservative versus surgical treatment of Gartland type 2 supracondylar humeral fractures: What can help us choosing?
Publication date: Available online 18 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Carlo Iorio, Marco Crostelli, Osvaldo Mazza, Pierpaolo Rota, Vincenzo Polito, Dario PerugiaAbstractBackgroundPediatric supracondylar humeral fractures (PSHF) are most common elbow fractures among children and adolescents. While there is substantial agreement on treating type 1 and type 3 fractures (conservatively and surgically, respectively), the debate on optimal treatment of Gartland type 2 fractures is still open.We wanted to review our cases, analyzing outcomes and seeking for parameters that could help surgeons treating these...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Survivorship of allograft ACL reconstruction in adolescent patients
ConclusionsAutograft remains the standard for ACL reconstruction in the general pediatric population. In the adolescent population, however, the use of BTB or ATB allograft is a reasonable alternative with satisfactory outcomes, decreased harvest site morbidity, decreased post-operative pain and faster rehabilitation. The traumatic re-rupture rate in this series was similar to previously published traumatic failure rates in young adult athletes after reconstruction with autologous tissue (11–13%). Further prospective studies are needed to determine any true difference in the use of either allograft or autograft in th...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

The usefulness of planning using a preoperative lateral leg image to determine accurate posterior tibial slope in total knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Takenori Tomite, Hidetomo Saito, Hiroaki Kijima, Kimio Saito, Hiroshi Tazawa, Noriyuki Ishikawa, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi ShimadaAbstractObjectiveSagittal alignment of the tibia following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can affect various factors, such as durability, range of motion, stability, and even kinematics. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether taking plain preoperative lateral leg X-ray images to plan the posterior tibial slope can give an insert placement with more accurate sagittal alignment.MethodsA tota...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Microporous polysaccharide hemosphere efficacy and safety in primary total knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Scott Gleason, David Mehl, William Payne, Steve Parry, Amy Buros SteinAbstractAbsorbable hemostats such as microporous polysaccharide hemospheres (MPH) are used to manage hemostasis and prevent complications in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We aimed to determine safety and effectiveness of MPH use in TKA. Records were reviewed for blood loss, hematomas, and infections. No differences existed regarding demographics, superficial infections (P = 0.933) or hematomas (P = 0.393). Positive correlation existed between hematoma and...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Early outcomes of patient-specific posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty implants
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Benjamin Wheatley, Kyle Nappo, Jesse Fisch, Laura Rego, Molly Shay, Christopher CannovaAbstractPatient-specific implants have been linked to stiffness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes in patient-specific implants. We performed a retrospective review with a primary outcome of manipulation under anesthesia (MUA); secondary outcomes included Knee Society Scores (KSS), Knee Society Functional Scores (KSFS), range of motion (ROM), and Forgotten Joint Scores (FJS). Pre-operative measurements were similar in both groups....
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Late acetabular dysplasia after successful treatment for developmental dysplasia of the hip using the Pavlik method: A systematic literature review
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): K. Aaron Shaw, Colleen M. Moreland, Dana Olszewski, Tim SchraderAbstractThe Pavlik method is the most common method used for treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Late acetabular dysplasia despite successful treatment, however, has had varied reporting. A systematic review was performed, investigating the long-term outcomes of DDH treated with the Pavlik method. Seventeen studies met inclusionary criteria, including 6029 hips treated with an average of 5.29 years follow-up. Radiographic evidence of late dysplasia wa...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - December 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Is ferritin estimation and optimisation important in cerebral palsy children undergoing single event multilevel surgery?
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Rahul Mohan, P.N. Unnikrishnan, Harvey George, Alfie Bass, Satish Vinayaka Rao Dhotare, Jayanth S. Sampath (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - November 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: December 2018Source: Journal of Orthopaedics, Volume 15, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - October 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

A higher altitude is an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolisms following total shoulder arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Dhanur Damodar, Rushabh Vakharia, Ajit Vakharia, Jon Sheu, Chester Donnally, Jonathan Levy, Lee Kaplan, Julianne MunozAbstractIntroductionHigh altitudes lead to physiological changes that may predispose to venous thromboembolisms (VTE) including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). No prior study has evaluated if there is also a higher risk of VTEs after total shoulder arthroplasties (TSAs) performed at higher elevations compared to lower elevations. The purpose of this study was to identify if undergoing TSA at a ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - October 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Approach to bone procedure in fixed equinovarus deformity in cerebral palsy
This study had outlined a simple surgical step-approached procedure to address fixed equinovarus deformity in cerebral palsy with high success rates. We recommended multiple bone osteotomy to preserve joint motion. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - October 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Metal ion levels comparison: Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing vs total hip arthroplasty in patients requiring revision surgery
Publication date: Available online 28 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Syed S. Ahmed, Rajesh Bawale, Sunil Jain, Srinivas Samsani (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - October 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Orthopaedics, Volume 15, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Association of MTHFR and TNF-α genes polymorphisms with susceptibility to Legg-Calve-Perthes disease in Iranian children: A case-control study
Publication date: Available online 7 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Mohammad Reza Azarpira, Mohammad Mahdi Ghilian, Mohammad Reza Sobhan, Masoud Mehdinezhad-Yazdi, Kazem Aghili, Seyed Mohsen Miresmaeili, Hossein NeamatzadehAbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study was to assess the association of MTHFR and TNF-α genes polymorphisms with Legg-Calvé-Perthes' disease (LCPD) risk in the Iranian children.MethodsA total of 45 children with LCPD and 55 healthy controls were recruited to the study. Genotyping was performed via the RFLP-PCR method and genetic risk was calculated by odds ratio (OR)...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Correlation of intra-operative hamstring autograft size with pre-operative anthropometric and MRI measurements
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Sally Corey, Terry Mueller, Christopher Hartness, Balakrishna M. PrasadAbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare various pre-operative methods of estimating intra-operative hamstring autograft size. A retrospective review was completed on 74 patients who had an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction performed using a quadruple-looped hamstring autograft from July 2007–April 2015 at a single institution. A positive correlation was observed between intra-operative graft size and pre-operative imaging using two metho...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Finite element analysis of the foot: Stress and displacement shielding
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): V. FilardAbstractThe foot is at the base of the antigravity control system (postural or equilibrium system) that allows the man to assume the upright posture and to move in the space. This podalic cohesion is achieved by the capsulo-ligamentous and aponeurotic formations to which are added the muscular formations with functions of “active ligaments” and postural. A three-dimensional (3D) finite element model of human foot was developed using the real foot skeleton and soft tissue geometry, obtained from the 3D reconstru...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Mechanical and elution properties of G3 Low Viscosity bone cement loaded up to three antibiotics
ConclusionThe results obtained in this pilot study using G3 Low-Viscosity Bone Cement, demonstrated that mechanical properties not decrease significantly by adding large doses of antibiotics, while the Vancomycin elution increase until swelled to twice. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

3D reconstruction does not improve agreement and results in an increase in surgical indications in proximal humeral fractures
The objective of this study is to analyze the effect of different imaging modalities in treatment decision making in proximal humeral fractures.After evaluation of 116 consecutive proximal humeral fractures, observers were asked to give treatment recommendation (conservative vs. surgery). If surgery was proposed, they were told to select surgery of choice.When 3D imaging was added, complexity of fractures significantly increased (p 
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Options and limits of angle stable plates in the treatment of comminuted radial head fractures
ConclusionsOur results show that the angle-stable radial head locking plate can only be used in limited cases in the treatment of multi-fragment radial head fractures. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Electromagnetic simulation for diagnosing damage to femoral neck vasculature: A feasibility study
ConclusionsThe electric field simulation data within the Phi and Z directions promises the feasibility of a subsequent practical model. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Long leg splinting for pediatric femur fractures
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Bennet A. Butler, Cort D. Lawton, Robert Christian, Ryan E. Harold, Prasad Gourineni, John F. SarwarkAbstractBackgroundPediatric femur fractures are frequently encountered injuries frequently treated with spica casting. Spica casting may, however, be expensive and burdensome to patients. A possible alternative is a long leg splint.MethodsPatients aged 6 months to 5 years old who were treated for a femoral shaft fracture with a long leg splint extending above the waist were were matched with a patient treated with a spica cast.Resul...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Clear cell sarcoma-A review
This article present an overview of this rare malignancy. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Restoration of center of rotation and balance of THR
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Zachary C. Lum, Lawrence D. DorrAbstractImprovements in early hip arthroplasties focused on surgical techniques with subsequent studies emphasizing restoration of the hip center of rotation for longevity of the implant. Current literature suggests femoral stem anteversion of 10–20°, cup anteversion of 20–25° and a combined anteversion of 25–40° in males, 30–45° in females. Inclination goal appears to be 45° precisely to balance between impingement & dislocation versus edge loading &am...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

CT-measurement predicts shortening of stable intertrochanteric hip fractures
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Garin Hecht, Trevor J. Shelton, Augustine M. Saiz, Parker B. Goodell, Philip WolinskyAbstractPurposeIntertrochanteric (IT) hip fractures can be treated with sliding hip screws (SHS) or cephalomedullary nails (CMN) based on the stability of the fracture. This stability is affected by the initial impaction of the fracture which can be difficult to assess. The aim of this paper is to develop specific pre-operative computed tomography (CT) measurements of IT fractures which are predictive of post-operative shortening.MethodsA retrospec...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Elevation of fibrin degradation product (FDP) values prevents the negative conversion of serum CRP values after total knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 31 August 2018Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Takuya Fujimoto, Takao Kaneko, Takahide Sunakawa, Hiroyasu Ikegami, Yoshiro Musha, Takao KanekoAbstractBackgroundIt is essential as an orthopedic surgeon to diagnose prosthetic joint infection (PJI) at an early stage and to carry out precise treatment as well as preventing the deterioration of functional prognosis as much as possible. We suspected that PJI might have been caused because the negative conversion of creatinine reactive protein (CRP) has been prolonged after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and patients with no serum CRP ne...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - September 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

The Morel-Lavallée lesion and its management: A review of the literature
ConclusionsOur algorithm recommends avoidance of conservative management. For chronic lesions, percutaneous aspiration should not be used in isolation. Sclerodesis using doxycycline is appropriate for lesions up to 400 ml, where evidence suggests high degrees of efficacy. Larger lesions should be treated with open surgery. Quilting sutures, curettage and low suction drains are useful adjuncts. We hypothesise this algorithm would also be effective for post-operative seromas. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - August 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Sentinel sign in standalone anterior cervical fusion: Outcomes and fusion rate
ConclusionWe conclude that S-ACDF can be safely done in an ambulatory surgery center with satisfactory clinical and patient-reported outcomes. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - August 25, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

Association of GDF-5 rs143383 polymorphism with radiographic defined knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe GDF-5 rs143383 polymorphism might be used as a relevant risk estimate for radiographic defined Knee OA. (Source: Journal of Orthopaedics)
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - August 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research