Evaluation of Local Cryotherapy after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Critical Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The currently limited evidence from randomised studies is not sufficient to draw final conclusions on the effectiveness of cryotherapy in patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. 2. It seems that cryotherapy can serve as an adjunct analgesic treatment in the early period after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, while there is no notable improvement in patients after this procedure in reducing oedema. PMID: 31774060 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bednarski P, Kiwerski J Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

The Use of Cryotherapy in the Early Postoperative Period after Total Hip Arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Hilotherm application does not appear to significantly reduce pain postoperatively but re-sults in less postoperative blood loss. 2. There may be a role for the continued use of cryotherapy in the early period of rehabilitation following total hip arthroplasty, as it appears to result in more rapid ambulatory rehabilitation in patients, resulting in reduced length of stay. PMID: 31774061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Okoro T, Ibrahim Y, Mansour N, Alderman P, Evans A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Assessment of Physical Performance and Early Treatment Outcomes after Implantation of Modular Prostheses of Femoral and Tibial Shaft.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The treatment of diaphyseal tumours with modular prostheses produces good functional outcomes. 2. The extent of the resection and the size of the implant have an effect on the post-operative physical performance of the patients. 3. Pre-operative evaluation of the weight of the tumour may be helpful in predicting the patient's post-operative functional status. 4. Phy-sical perfor-mance is better after the resection of femoral vs tibial tumours. PMID: 31774062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Pitera T, Guzik G, Biega P, Tarczyńska M, Gawęda K Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Usefulness of Soft Tissue Therapy in Patients with Shoulder Pain Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. A single session of the Kaltenborn and Evjenth method and FDM in patients suffering from shoulder pain may increase their range of motion in the shoulder as well as improve the function of the infraspinous muscle. 2. Cur-rently there is insufficient evidence to warrant stronger recommendation of one of the study therapies over the other. 3. There is a need for further prospective randomised studies involving larger groups of patients and assessing long-term effec-tiveness of the therapies. PMID: 31774063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Brzozowski A, Chomiuk T, Lach J, Mamcarz A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Ultrasound-assisted Endoscopic Evacuation of Recurrent Calf Hematoma Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Case Study.
Abstract Hematoma of the calf is a rare complication following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The golden standard method of its treatment is puncture and aspiration. More advanced procedures are needed in difficult cases, such as prolonged he-ma-tomas. Among the novel management choices is endoscopy with ultrasound guidance. The aim of the study was to present the management of a post-surgical hematoma of the calf using endoscopic and ultrasound-assisted surgery. A 48-year-old patient un-der-went arthroscopic ACLR grafted with hamstrings tendons (semitendinosus and gracilis). Due to a hematoma d...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Michalski Ł, Paczesny Ł, Zabrzyński J, Kruczyński J Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Paraparesis after Spinal Anesthesia During Delivery.
Abstract Traumatic injury to the spinal cord during spinal or epidural anesthesia is usually secondary to either direct needle penetration or intra-neural injection of local anesthetics. Two women were admitted to a rehabilitation department with paraparesis and hypoesthesia after delivery. One had undergone a lower segment cesarean section under spinal anesthesia and the other, a spontaneous delivery under epidural anesthesia. After discharge from the rehabilitation treatment, they both experienced some weakness in the lower limbs. The patho-physiological basis of this complication seems to be either direct damag...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tsur A, Deeb M, Goldin D, Ohry A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

The Influence of Orthotics on Lower Limbs Biomechanics in CP.
Abstract The biomechanics of the human body has a direct impact on the quality of gait cycle. Patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP) often present incorrect gait patterns associated with structural deformities which directly influence the locomotor functions. The key to therapeutic success in those patients is the use of lower limb orthotics of the AFO type. This type of orthopedic devices should correct the skeletal deformities, optimize function and ensure high quality of daily use. Alignment of the lower limb supported by orthotics in all planes is crucial for changing the abnormal position of the ground reaction fo...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Krasowicz K Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Vertebral Artery Dissection Following Cervical Spine Injury as a Diagnostic Challenge. Case Study.
We present the case of a spinal cord-injured patient with neurological sequelae and delayed posterior circu-la-tion stroke caused by bilateral vertebral artery dissection. The signs of cerebellar and occipital lobe ischemia were masked by manifestations of spinal cord injury. The patient was unconscious and in a serious condition, but, despite no proper stroke treatment, only residual dysarthria and upper limb ataxia were seen after reha-bilitation. Any clinical suspicion based on the combination of head or neck trauma with atypical or evolving neuro-logical symptoms should be verified for the possibility of a vertebral ar...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dobies-Krześniak B, Tarnacka B Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) in Clinical Practice - Rewiev.
In conclusion, TBS analysis is a valuable tool in the assessment of bone fracture risk and in the differential diagnosis of structural bone disorders in secondary osteoporosis. PMID: 30648658 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Warzecha M, Czerwiński E, Amarowicz J, Berwecka M Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Self-evaluation of Trunk Aesthetics in Conservatively Treated Children and Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The magnitude of scoliosis, angle of trunk rotation, and bracing leads to worsen perception of trunk aesthetics and quality of life. 2. The curvature angle, angle of trunk rotation, brac-ing, female sex, and age are all associated with a worse perception of trunk aesthetics and quality of life. Self-evaluation of trunk aesthetics and qua-lity of life do not depend on the type of scoliosis. 3. In planning the management of idiopathic sco-lio-sis, one should take into account the impact of spi-nal deformity on worse patient-rated body aes-thetics. PMID: 30648659 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, ...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lendzion M, Łukaszewicz E, Waś J, Czaprowski D Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Outcomes after Scaphoid Excision and Midcarpal Arthrodesis for SNAC and SLAC Wrist Arthritis.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The results of the treatment presented in this stu-dy, after a relatively long follow-up period, show a beneficial effect of the surgery on pain intensity and improvement of hand dexterity, at the cost of a mild reduction in wrist movements. 2. It seems that this technique offers good, predicta-ble outcomes and may be recommended for Wa-t-son 2° and 3° SNAC or SLAC wrist arthrosis. PMID: 30648660 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Żyluk A, Mazur-Grzesiuk A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Ankle Osteoarthritis - Arthroplasty or Arthrodesis?
This article analyzes the available literature on the results of surgical treatment in patients with osteoarthritis of the talocrural joint treated with arthrodesis or arthroplasty, taking into consideration the strict indications for each of these surgical methods. PMID: 30648661 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wąsik J, Stołtny T, Leksowska-Pawliczek M, Pasek J, Szcześniak M, Ostałowska A, Kasperczyk S, Koczy B Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Practical Aspects of Hyaluronic Acid Application in Biolevox HA Preparations - Report on Research.
Abstract HA preparations in intraarticular injections have been applied in medicine since 1986 and became widely used in Poland at the beginning of the 90s of the twentieth century. Since then, numerous cases of successful application of intra-articular injections (the so called viscosupplementation) have been described in Polish and foreign literature. Changes in the molecular mass of hyaluronic acid and the related specific spatial structure result in different metabolic and immunological properties. Presently, in clinical practice, it is indicated to use the preparations produced by selected manufacturers who o...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Materkowski M, Malinowska K, Tomaszewski W Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Tear Repair: An Institutional Experience with a Midterm Follow-up.
CONCLUSION: 1. Mini-open rotator cuff tear repair eliminated sym-pto-matic full thickness rotator cuff tears with significant improvement in functional scores. 2. There were no major complications of the surgical procedure adop-ted or the fixation method used. 3. Mini-open rotator cuff repair remains a useful technique despite advan-ces in arthroscopy. PMID: 30648663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bashir A, Seth S, Wani IH, Farooq M, Ul Gani N, Naqshi BF Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of Viscosupplementation on Knee Joint Arthrokinematics - Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. After a single intra-articular HA injection, joint motion-related vibrations were reduced, which was recorded as a decreased intensity of vibroacoustic emission. 2. This suggests that the use of viscosupplementation in pa-tients with moderate knee osteoarthritis may improve qualitative aspects of arthrokinematics. PMID: 30648664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Falkowski K, Skiba G, Czerner M, Szmajda M, Bączkowicz D Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

D-dimer Levels are not a Good Marker for Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Before and After Total Hip Replacement.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. D-dimers act like acute phase proteins, with levels increasing several-fold following total hip repla-cement. 2. D-dimer levels cannot be used to diagnose venous thromboembolism even before the procedure and hospi-talisation in patients with idiopathic coxarthrosis and no clinical manifestations of thrombosis. PMID: 30648665 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Waśko MK, Burbul M, Gawroński K, Pepłoński A, Kwiatkowski K Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Treatment of Small Joint Osteoarthritis.
CONCLUSION: Hyaluronic acid injections are a highly effective and safe treatment for symptomatic small joint osteoarthritis. PMID: 30648666 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Międzybłocka M, Czarnecki P Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Treatment of Primary Hip Arthroplasty Complications. Case Study.
Abstract Intraoperative periprosthetic femoral fracture during hip arthroplasty is one of the most serious surgical com-plications. Its consequences can be minimized with correct diagnosis and early institution of appropriate treatment. This paper presents the management of a periprosthetic femoral fracture complicated by infection in a 53-year-old female patient. The patient underwent three revision surgeries. The first one consisted in treating the fracture and was complicated by another fracture and infection. This was followed by a two-stage treatment of the infection with a cementless revision stem arthroplas...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - October 31, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kamiński P, Zawojski A, Jaworski JM, Wilk-Frańczuk M Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Fracture of the Femoral Stem as a Rare Complication of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Cases Report.
We present 5 cases of stem fracture in the Mittelmeier prosthe-sis which occurred from 8 to 29 years after the primary procedure. In three cases, the primary hip arthroplasty was performed due to dysplastic coxarthrosis. The remaining two patients had idiopathic and post-traumatic coxarthrosis. The four female patients underwent revision hip arthroplasty with stem replacement. One patient refused surgical treatment and has been followed up at the outpatient clinic. Annual clinical and radiological examination is an approved method for detecting late complications Hip arthroplasty should be performed at specialised centres ...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Drobniewski M, Borowski A, Krasińska M, Kozłowski P, Synder M Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy with Selected Physical Therapy Procedures in Patients with Tennis Elbow Syndrome.
Abstract Wstęp. Łokieć tenisisty jest to zespół bólowy tkanek miękkich okolicy nadkłykcia bocznego kości ramiennej. Celem pracy było porównanie skuteczności terapii radialną falą uderzeniową (RSWT) z zabiegami laseroterapii i ultradźwięków w badanej grupie. Materiał i metody. Badania przeprowadzono na grupie 77 pacjentów, których poddano terapii radialną falą uderze-niową (RSWT; grupa pierwsza - 40 osób) vs laser i ultradźwięki (grupa druga - 37 osób). Do pomiaru efektów terapii wy-ko--rzystano testy funkcjonal-ne Milla i Thomsona, ...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mastej S, Pop T, Bejer A, Płocki J, Kotela I Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Recurrent Elbow Dislocation Reconstruction with Triceps Fascia Graft. Case Study.
We present an alternative method of treatment of recurrent elbow dislocation using the triceps fascia and a synthetic tape (Fibretape). The publication consists of a case study, indications for the surgery and conclusions. PMID: 30648652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sroga W, Rodriguez Ureña S Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Biomechanical Parameters of Gait after Unilateral Above-knee Amputation. Current State of Research.
Abstract The aim of this paper is to present the current state of research on gait parameters in people after unilateral amputation above the knee joint and to compare these gait parameters with those of healthy people. The relevant literature does not include any similar publications. Modern prostheses do not eliminate the asymmetry of gait, although its consequences are diminished. An above-knee amputation leads to significant differences in ground reaction force parameters (GRF) between the sound and amputated limb. The amputated limb is charac-te-rised by lower values of vertical and antero-posterior GRF param...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kowal M, Paprocka Borowicz M, Starczewska A, Rutkowska-Kucharska A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Failures of Operative Treatment of Comminuted Fractures of Proximal Humerusin in Own Material.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Our observations indicate that anatomical repositioning of bone fragments, especially those containing articular surface and muscle attachments, and their firm stabilization as well as proper implant positioning are crucial for the final result. 2. In some cases objective and unpredictable factors influencing the type and time of intervention affect the final results. 3. In those cases the decision to operate seems to be controversial. 4. The possibility of a pathological fracture should also be remembered, as such fractures require an appropriate oncological treatment. PMID: 30648654 [PubMed - in proc...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Szczęsny G, Ratajczak K, Fijewski G, Małdyk P Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Difficulties in Treating Complex Knee Injuries with Fracture of Posterior Tibial Plateau.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Anatomical reduction and stable fixation of posterior plateau fractures of the proximal tibia are crucial in fracture management. 2. A posterior inverted-L approach is very useful when treating posterior tibial plateau fractures. PMID: 30648655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kołodziejczyk K, Kuliński K, Fedorowicz K, Langner M, Czubak J, Pomianowski S Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Treatment of Distal Biceps Tendon Injuries with Particular Emphasis on Postoperative Physiotherapy.
ert P Abstract Distal biceps tendon injuries are relatively rare. Standard treatment of complete tears and significant partial tears involves surgical anatomical reinsertion of the tendon at the radial tuberosity. Chronic injuries are usually managed with surgical tendon reconstruction using autografts or allografts. Conservative treatment is mostly limited to the elderly, individuals with a very low level of physical activity, patients with evident contraindications to surgical treat-ment, and cases of mild partial tendon tears. The selection of an optimum surgical technique and method of fixation remains controv...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Królikowska A, Kozińska M, Kuźniecow M, Bieniek M, Czamara A, Szuba Ł, Krzemińska K, Satora W, Reichert P Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

PRP on Prevent ıon of Tunnel Enlargement in ACL Reconstructıon.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The radiological findings of our study indicated that while there was less tunnel enlargement in the PRP group, there was no statistically significant difference between the groups. 2. Similarly, clinical exa-mination results and scoring scales used did not de-monstrate any intergroup difference. 3. As a result, we donot recommend routine use of PRP for the prevention of tunnel enlargement after ACL reconstruction. PMID: 30648657 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - August 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sözkesen S, Karahan HG, Kurtulmus A, Kayali C, Altay T Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Early Clinical Results of Short Same-Segment Posterior Fixation in Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Although conventional short segment posterior fixation (SSPF) has become an increasingly popular method of treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures, providing the advantage of incorporating fewer motion segments in the fixation, a review of literature demonstrated that SSPF led to 9-55% incidence of implant failure and long term loss of kyphosis correction. 2. Short segment posterior fixation with pedicle fixation at the level of the fractured vertebra (short same-segment fixation) provides more biomechanical stability than traditional SSPF. PMID: 30152769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Tr...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mehraj M, Malik FH Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Litigation in Hand and Wrist Related Injuries and Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The complexity of resolving these cases is reflected in the associated legal costs, which represent a significant proportion of payouts. 2. This paper helps improve our understanding of factors instigating successful legal proceedings to aid identification of areas where practice and training can be improved. PMID: 30152770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ajwani SH, Halai SM, Mohil RS Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Primary B-cell Spinal Cord Lymphoma of the Cervical Spine.
Abstract Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of tumours, with diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) being particularly common. Cases of DLBCLs developing in the central nervous system, especially in the spinal cord, are extremely rare and thus pose significant diagnostic and therapeutic problems, particularly for orthopaedists and neurologists since these are the specialists the patients first consult. The tumours often appear in immunosuppressed patients and standard chemotherapy is ineffective. This paper presents the case of a 44-year-old male with a lymphoma located in the spinal cord at the C7-Th...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Guzik G Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

KPS Bipolar Radial Head Arthroplasty - Polyethylene Head Replacement with a Metal-covered Head. Case Study.
Abstract Radial head replacement should be indicated in all cases of radial head fractures when open reduction and internal fixation is anticipated to be difficult or impossible. Although excellent therapeutic results have been ob-tained, this procedure, like any other surgical procedures, may be associated with severe complications, includ-ing contractures, ossification or aseptic synovitis. In these cases, removal of the prosthetic radial head has al-ways been a safe and popular solution producing a satisfactory clinical outcome. However, we present the case of a patient in whom the prosthesis was left in place,...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Malesa K, Urban M, Michalik D, Pomianowski S Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Regenerative Medicine in Orthopaedics and Trauma: Challenges, Regulation and Ethical Issues.
This article summarizes advances in stem cell applications in orthopaedics as well as discussing regulation and ethical issues related to the use of stem cells. PMID: 30152773 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zamborsky R, Kilian M, Csobonyeiova M, Danisovic L Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Adam Gruca - "Military Medic" in the Years 1914-1920.
Adam Gruca - "Military Medic" in the Years 1914-1920. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2018 Jun 30;20(3):181-187 Authors: Bać D, Cwanek J Abstract Adam Gruca was born on 3 December 1893 in MajdanSieniawski. In 1902 he began his education in a 4-year primary school. Thanks to the support of his teacher, Helena Ostrowska, in 1906 he became a student in a Gym-nasium in Jarosław. On 16 June 1913 Adam Gruca passed his secondary school leaving exam and in autumn he started his studies at the Faculty of Medicine at John Casimir University in Lviv. His studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bać D, Cwanek J Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of Selective Local and Global Muscle Thicknesses in Females with and without Chronic Low Back Pain.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Ultrasonography of local and global muscles is an appropriate device for clinical diagnosis of LBP. 2. Strengthening TrA, MF, and GMed muscles for pain prevention is effective in the prevention and treatment of LBP. PMID: 30152768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aboufazeli M, Akbari M, Jamshidi AA, Jafarpisheh MS Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Deep Electromagnetic Stimulation and Radial Shock Wave Therapy in Back Pain.
CONCLUSION: Deep electromagnetic stimulation and radial shock wave therapy provide similarly satisfac-tory analgesic outcomes in patients with back pain. PMID: 30152774 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tomska N, Turoń-Skrzypińska A, Szylińska A, Rył A, Lubińska-Gruszka A, Mosiejczuk H, Rotter I Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of Manual Therapy on Pain Sensation and Hand Dexterity and Grip Strength in a Patient with RA. Didactic Case Study.
Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory immune-dependent systemic connective tissue disease leading to joint destruction and organ complications. Recent years have seen a strong interest in manual therapy and its possible use in patients with pain and limited joint mobility. This prompted us to evaluate the effectiveness of joint mobilization in a patient with RA. The present paper assesses the effects of a joint mobilization technique on pain and functionality of the hand and wrist in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 30152777 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Romanowski MW, Majchrzak M, Kostiukow A, Malak R, Samborski W Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Accuracy of Pedicle Screw Insertion without Intraoperative Radiographic Guidance.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Free-hand pedicle screw insertion with pre-operative planning based on CT or MRI requires con-siderable experience, but if this condition is met, the percentage of successfully inserted screws is not significantly different from that seen in other techniques. 2. The highest number of screw placement errors occurs in the thoracic section of the spine, but these errors rarely prompt repeat surgery. 3. Clinically overt complications are very rare and usually have the form of radicular pain. PMID: 30152778 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Guzik G Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Sports Activity After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: 1.The findings of our study support the conclusion that patients are significantly more active after total knee arthroplasty. 2. Low and medium intensity sports modalities were more prevalent in operated patients. 3.We also identified that active patents tend to be older, with lower level of pain, have better functional class, and a higher level of education. PMID: 30152780 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Rocha Da Silva R, Filardi De Oliveira P, Almeida Matos M Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Assessment of the Impact of Kinesiology Taping Application Versus Placebo Taping on the Knee Joint Position Sense. Preliminary Report.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. Kinesiology Taping application to the quadriceps muscle had no significant effect on knee joint proprioception. Its use in order to improve sensorimotor skills therefore seems unreasonable. 2. The results are the basis for future prospective, randomised trials of larger experimental groups and involving the use of other Kinesiology Taping applications as well as including individuals with lesions of knee joint structures. PMID: 30152782 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hadamus A, Grabowicz M, Wąsowski P, Mosiołek A, Boguszewski D, Białoszewski D Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Encouraging Medium-term Results of Wallis Second Generation Dynamic Stabilisation Device.
CONCLUSION: The Wallis spine system is a safe and effective implant for treating degenerative lumbar disc disease. PMID: 30152783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ahmed A, Jawed A, Venkatesan M, Doyle J Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Contemporary Management of Osteoporotic Fractures.
Abstract With aging of the population, osteoporotic fractures are becoming an increasing medical problem world-wide. It has been estimated that 2,700,000 patients experienced a low energy fracture in the Polish population in 2010. On the basis of contemporary world standards and publications in the field of orthopaedics and trau-matic surgery, a summary of the principles of management of osteoporotic fractures is presented. Both general problems of fracture treatment in elderly patients as well as difficulties in surgical and conservative treatment resulting from osteoporotic bone abnormalities are discussed. Spec...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Czerwiński E, Czubak J, Synder M, Warzecha M, Berwecka M Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Prof. Eugeniusz Piasecki's Contribution to the Development of Polish Physiotherapy.
Abstract Based on source materials, this article presents the activity of Prof. Eugeniusz Piasecki towards the development of physiotherapy in Poland. After completing his studies at the Faculty of Medicine of Jagiellonian University and a pedagogical course in physical education for gymnastics teachers at secondary schools and teacher training centres, he went to Vienna to deepen his knowledge of medical gymnastics and hydrotherapy. During a scientific trip to Sweden, he became acquainted with Pehr Henrique Ling's method. In the years 1900-1916, E. Piasecki ran a healing gymnastics, orthopaedics and massage facil...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Łuczak M, Jandziś S, Puszczałowska-Lizis E Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

The Use of Basket and Cross Shell Reinforcement in Revision Acetabulum Arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: 1. The use of the method described in the article in selected cases produces good and excellent results, especially with the use of double reinforcement. 2. A basic prerequisite for the use of the basket is stable support for at least 3 arms of the basket on the acetabular bone reinforcement ring and good protection of grafts in the bone stock with sufficient biological capacity. PMID: 30152781 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - April 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Pozowski A, Kowal M, Pozowski P, Paprocka-Borowicz M Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Anemia - the Neglected Problem in Patients with Orthopedic Conditions.
Abstract Anemia and the necessity of blood product transfusion in perioperative procedures is an important and frequently discussed clinical issue. Presently, a constantly growing interest in this problem is observed among clinicians who search the ways to reduce the number of blood or blood product transfusions in patients after surgical procedures, both during the preoperative period and during and after the surgery. Generally, the decision whether to start transfusion or not should follow the analysis of pros and cons, considering the beneficial effect of transfusion and the risk of undesirable effects. The mos...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tomaszewski W Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Pseudotumour and Metallosis after Revision Total Hip Replacement. Case Study.
This article discusses the case of a 61-year-old patient who reported pressure and pain as well as a palpable subcutaneous lump in the left lower abdomen and groin area. Medical history included total arthroplasty and repeat arthroplasty of the left hip joint, hysterectomy, appendectomy and a laparoscopic fundoplasty. A CT scan and ultrasound showed an unrecognised heterogeneous fluid area raising suspicions of a rumour mass or an old haematoma. After exclusion of gastrointestinal pathology, the patient was referred to the department of trauma and orthopaedic surgery, where a new x-ray of the hip, ultrasound and CT scan we...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hawranek M, Stolarz M, Dutka J, Wrzask G, Hawranek J Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Importance of Computed Tomography (CT) in Talar Neck Fractures. Case Studies.
Abstract Computed tomography is a modern technique producing high quality image of scanned organs. It plays a significant role in diagnostic work-up on orthopedics wards. This paper presents an analysis of management of two cases of Hawkins type I talar neck fracture with ankle joint rotation. In both patients, the diagnosis was based on conventional radiographs of the ankle joint in two projections and was subsequently verified with CT scans. The findings of a CT scan of the talus had a significant impact on further treatment and physiotherapy. Non-surgical treatment consisting in immobilization with a short leg ...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Stołtny T, Pasek J, Leksowska-Pawliczek M, Ostałowska A, Piechota M, Ochocki K, Wąsik J, Koczy-Baron A, Wawrzynek W, Kasperczyk S, Koczy B Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Neglected Iatrogenic Elbow Joint Dislocation. Didactic Case Report.
We present a case of a neglected dislocation of the elbow joint. A 28-year-old patient suffered elbow joint dislocation with fracture of the radial head after a fall from a considerable height. Following a failed attempt at manual repositioning, the dislocation was reduced surgically and free fragments of the radial head were removed without stabilisation with a Kirschner wire. The joint was immobilised for 6 weeks in an arm-to-hand plaster cast, followed by two weeks during which an elbow joint orthosis with adjustable flexion was worn. The patient then attended rehabilitation. The first follow-up radiograph was obtained ...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Pawelec B, Waśko MK, Pomianowski S Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Results of Ilizarov External Fixation in Rigid Equinus Deformity: An Experience of 30 Patients.
CONCLUSION: Ilizarov external fixation being a minimal invasive procedure allows a greater degree of equinus deformity correction. PMID: 30152762 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja)
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ahmad K, Ahmad Bhat S, Avtar Agrawal R, Agrawal R Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Low Grade Chondrosarcoma - Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment.
Abstract The article describes epidemiology, clinical features and treatment strategy of chondrosarcoma with special regard to diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in low grade chondrosarcomas. Chondrosarcomas account for 3.5-9% of primary bone tumors and approximately 30% of primary bone malignancies. They occur in the 4th to 7th decade of life, slightly more commonly in men. The most common locations are the pelvis, ribs, proximal femur and proximal humerus. Gradually increasing pain is the most common presenting symptom. Diagnosis must be based on clinical, radiological (conventional radiology, computed tomo...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Karpik M, Reszeć J Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

Simultaneous Symmetrical Bilateral Bimalleolar Open Fracture with Ankle Dislocation by Indirect Injury - Case Study.
Abstract A rare case of symmetrical open bimalleolar fractures with bilateral dislocation of ankles is described. A 30-year-old man sustained indirect trauma working in squatting position with a heavy log of wood falling on his knees with ankles in inversion, and sustained symmetrical open III B bimalleolar fractures with dislocation of bilateral ankles with the distal fibula coming out of the skin. The patient underwent operative management on bilateral ankles and the post-operative course was uneventful. The patient had no complaints at 4 years' follow-up and had a full, pain-free function. The probable mechanis...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sultan A, Shabir M, Mehmood M, Manzoor QW Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research

The Modern Rehabilitation Medicine Enigma: Treating People with Disabilities, but Sometimes without a Clear Diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS: A PubMed query revealed 1479 articles with the words "diagnostic enigma". The search term "diagnostic enigma in rehabilitation medicine" resulted only in four articles. In the long process of rehabilitation of disabled patients, some patients' diagnoses change during the hospitalization phase and some diagnoses become unclear. The rehabilitation process becomes complicated and sometimes incomplete. Implications for Rehabilitation Medicine:  1. In most instances, patients are referred to rehabilitation medicine facilities with definite diagnoses. 2. The long process of a comprehensive reha...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - February 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ohry A Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research