Publications by authors named "Krystin Hidden"

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Use of an Intraoperative Limb Positioner for Adjustable Distraction in Acetabulum Fractures with Femoral Head Protrusion: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 07 8;11(3). Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA.

Case: Anatomic reduction of acetabular fractures with femoral head protrusion requires lateralization of the medialized femoral head to facilitate reduction and definitive fixation. In this case of a 71-year-old man with an associated both column acetabular fracture with femoral head medialization after a fall from a 10 foot ladder, we present the successful use of a novel reduction technique involving a modified arthroscopic limb positioner to provide adjustable distraction and counteract the deforming force in this injury pattern.

Conclusion: A limb positioner can provide appropriate on-table traction in pelvis and acetabular surgery to neutralize deforming forces and facilitate reduction and fixation.
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July 2021

Octogenarian and Nonagenarians Are at a Higher Risk for Experiencing Adverse 30-Day Outcomes Following ORIF of Ankle Fractures.

Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2021 4;12:21514593211011462. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Orthopedics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.

Introduction: Despite an increasing number of elderly individuals undergoing surgical fixation for ankle fractures, few studies have investigated peri-operative outcomes and safety of surgery in an octogenarian and nonagenarian population (age >80 years).

Materials And Methods: The 2012-2017 American College of Surgeons database was queried for patients undergoing open reduction internal fixation for isolated uni-malleolar, bi-malleolar and tri-malleolar ankle fractures. The study cohort was divided into 3 comparison groups (age <65 years, 65-75 and >80). Multi-variate regression analyzes were used to compare the independent effect of varying age groups on 30-day post-operative outcomes while controlling for baseline clinical characteristics and co-morbidity burdens.

Results: A total of 19,585 patients were included: 5.3% were >80 years, 18.1% were 65-79 years, and 76.6% were <65 years. When compared to the non-geriatric population, individuals >80 years were at a significantly Abstract: higher risk of 30-day wound complications (OR 1.84; p = 0.019), pulmonary complications (OR 3.88; p < 0.001), renal complications (OR 1.96; p = 0.015), septic complications (OR 3.72; p = 0.002), urinary tract infections (OR 2.24; p < 0.001), bleeding requiring transfusion (OR 1.90; p = 0.025), mortality (or 7.44; p < 0.001), readmissions (OR 1.65; p = 0.004) and non-home discharge (OR 13.91; p < 0.001).

Discussion: Octogenarians undergoing ankle fracture fixation are a high-risk population in need of significant pre-operative surgical and medical optimization. With the majority of patients undergoing non-elective ORIF procedures, it is critical to anticipate potential complications and incorporate experienced geriatric providers early in the surgical management of these patients.

Conclusions: Octogenarians and nonagenarians are fundamentally distinct and vulnerable age groups with a high risk of complications, readmissions, mortality and non-home discharges compared to other geriatric (65-79 years) and non-geriatric (<65 years) patients. Pre-operative counseling and risk-stratification are essential in this vulnerable patient population.
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May 2021

Pain Management following Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.

J Wrist Surg 2021 Feb 14;10(1):27-30. Epub 2020 Oct 14.

Hand and Upper Extremity Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

 Distal radius fractures (DRF) are commonly treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Few studies address perioperative and postoperative pain control for this procedure.  We attempt to demonstrate efficacy of pain management modalities during the perioperative and acute postoperative period after ORIF. Specifically, does the type of perioperative anesthesia used during fixation of DRF affect pain control postoperatively? Does the quantity of narcotic pain medication prescribed or type of pain medication given postoperatively affect pain management?  We retrospectively reviewed 294 adult (≥18 years old) patients who underwent outpatient ORIF of acute DRF between December 2012 and December 2014. All procedures were performed with a standard volar plating technique through a flexor carpi radialis approach. Patient demographics, fracture laterality, severity of fracture, type of operative anesthesia, and details regarding postoperative oral pain medications were recorded. We reviewed the number and timing of patient phone calls regarding postoperative pain and refills of pain prescriptions.  Two-hundred ninety-four patients (average age 48.7 years) were included. One-hundred twenty-two injuries were right-sided (41.5%), 168 were left-sided (57.1%), and four were bilateral (1.4%). One-hundred fifty-one patients (51.4%) received regional anesthesia prior to surgery. Average number of narcotics tablets prescribed was 58. There were 66 patients who called the orthopaedic patient hotline regarding pain-control issues at a median of 7.0 days postoperatively. One-hundred twenty-nine (43.9%) patients required refills of narcotic pain medication postoperatively. There was no significant difference in the number of calls or refills given with regard to the type of anesthesia used or postoperative pain regimen prescribed.  More than one-fifth of patients who underwent ORIF experienced pain severe enough to call our institution's orthopaedic hotline to ask for help at a median of 7 days after fixation.  Our study demonstrates poor pain control regardless of intraoperative anesthesia or utilization of varying postoperative pain regimens.
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February 2021

Management of a Broken PRECICE Femoral Nail at an Ununited Distraction Osteogenesis Site: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2020 Jan-Mar;10(1):e0267

Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Case: A 20-year-old man with a history of right lower extremity fibular hemimelia previously treated with PRECICE femoral nail lengthening presented with a broken magnetic nail and a displaced fracture through an ununited distraction osteogenesis site. Using a combination of techniques, we removed the broken implant while maintaining the achieved limb length and preserving the native biology without bone grafting.

Conclusion: The unique challenges associated with the removal of a broken PRECICE femoral nail are described, with a technique for implant removal that preserves the achieved length, the innate biology of the distraction osteogenesis site, and promoting union without bone grafting.
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January 2021

Factors Influencing Surgeon's Choice of Procedure for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.

Arthroscopy 2019 07 14;35(7):2014-2025. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.

Purpose: To investigate preoperative factors associated with selection of surgical treatment for anterior shoulder instability.

Methods: Patient demographics, initial physical examinations, and patient-oriented outcome questionnaires were collected prospectively from 26 shoulder surgeons at 10 sites. Symptom duration, number of dislocations, sport, history of prior stabilization procedure, Hill-Sachs/glenoid bone loss, pain level, and failure of conservative treatment were recorded. Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact test and logistic regression analysis.

Results: A total of 564 patients who underwent surgical treatment for anterior shoulder instability from November 2012 to June 2017 were enrolled. Of these, 426 shoulders underwent arthroscopic stabilization alone, 38 underwent arthroscopic stabilization with remplissage, 28 underwent open Bankart repair, and 72 underwent a Latarjet procedure. Predictors for undergoing Latarjet (P < .003) were symptom duration (75% had symptoms for >1 year), number of dislocations (47% had >5 dislocations), revision surgery (69%), Hill-Sachs lesion size (45% had a lesion between 11% and 20% of the humeral head), and glenoid bone loss (75% of Latarjet patients had 11% to 30% loss). Predictors for undergoing open Bankart repair (P < .001) were number of dislocations (32% had >5 dislocations), revision surgeries (54%), and glenoid bone loss (11% of open Bankart patients had 11% to 20% loss). History of prior shoulder surgery was the only significant predictor of open versus arthroscopic Bankart procedure. Prediction models showed athletes involved in high-risk sports were 2.61 times more likely to have a Latarjet (P < .01).

Conclusions: Indications for the Latarjet were: humeral and glenoid bone loss, duration of symptoms, number of dislocations, and revision stabilizations. Athletes involved in high-risk sports were more likely to undergo the Latarjet procedure, even if other predictive factors were not present. The open Bankart procedure was the least common procedure performed, with a history of prior shoulder surgery being the only predictor for use when treating recurrent instability.

Level Of Evidence: Level II, prospective prognostic cohort investigation.
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July 2019