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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on hip fracture care: our experience at the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL).

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):211-213

The United Kingdom (UK) Covid-19 pandemic has led to unique changes in the operation of the National Health Service (NHS) including within trauma and orthopaedics. This has led to a significant impact on the NHS ability to provide hip fracture care and sustain emergency surgery. This has led to local hip fracture services changing operations to provide more sustainable care and significant impacts on best practice tariffs. Read More

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Mono-articular idiopathic heterotopic ossification in a Coronavirus infected patient admitted in the intensive care unit.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):206-210

Heterotopic ossification (HO) designates a bone tissue formation within an atypical anatomical location and is commonly diagnosed in patients whom have suffered major traumas. The following case report presents a non-traumatic source of HO. A causality is deduced between the HO formation and an important inflammatory reaction originating from a Coronavirus infection. Read More

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Lower limb deformities and limb length discrepancies in hereditary multiple exostoses.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):198-205

There is a high rate of lower limb deformity and limb length discrepancy in patients with hereditary multiple exostoses (HME). The aim of this study was to evaluate the type and frequency of lower limbs axial deviation and limb length discrepancy and the type of exostoses being risk factors for theses deformities. We retrospectively reviewed standing full-length radiograph of 32 HME patients (64 limbs) followed in our institution between October 2009 and December 2020. Read More

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An analysis of cases presenting with a mass in the hand and an evaluation of treatment methods.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):190-197

The aim of this study was to present and discuss our clinical experience of patients presenting with a mass in the upper extremity, in respect of demographic characteristics, localisation of the mass, clinical and pathological characteristics. A retrospective evaluation was made of 114 cases (60 females, 54 males) who presented at our clinic with complaints of localised pain and swelling in the upper extremity between 1 June 2016 and 31 December 2018. The cases were separated into 3 groups; Group 1 with a mass determined in the carpal region, Group 2 with localisation between the wrist and the metacarpophalangeal joint, and Group 3, in the distal of the metacarpophalangeal joint. Read More

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Osteonecrosis of the trapezium: a case report and review of the literature.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):186-189

We describe the case of a 58-year-old woman with AVN of the left trapezium which was treated surgically. This paper aims to review the etiologies leading to the pathology and the different therapeutic options. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the carpal bones most commonly involves the lunate and the scaphoid . Read More

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Effect of splint on pain, function and quality of life in trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis patients?

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):179-185

Trapeziometacarpal (TM) Osteoarthritis is one of the most common osteoarthritis. It causes pain, loss of mobility and strength and affected function in daily life. Splint is one of the conservative treatments proposed to patients. Read More

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The use of the internal joint stabiliser for elbow instability Report of two cases and systematic review.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):168-178

The management of elbow fracture-dislocations is challenging. The internal joint stabiliser (IJS) (Skeletal Dynamics, Miami, FL) has been advocated as an alternative to traditional techniques. This article shares our initial clinical experience and provide a systematic review analysing the ability of the IJS to maintain radiographic joint reduction and the associated complication profile. Read More

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Distal biceps tendon ruptures: more efficient diagnostics for a better outcome.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):160-167

Distal biceps tendon ruptures are a rare pathology, but can have significant functional repercussions. Rapid, accurate diagnosis and treatment are essential for a favorable prognosis. During the diagnostic process of distal biceps tendon ruptures, several problems can emerge. Read More

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Non operative management of fractures of the humerus Evaluation of a new extension casting method.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):151-159

Fractures of the humeral shaft represent 2-4% of all fractures and functional bracing is the gold standard in conservative management. Complications like restricted shoulder range of motion and malunion of the proximal shaft fractures have however been reported. We conducted a retrospective chart re- view of patients treated with the extension casting method over a period of 16 years. Read More

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Kinesiotaping therapy for midshaft clavicular fractures: a randomised trial study.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):143-150

Midshaft clavicle fractures with shortening by less than 2 cm or minimal displacement without neurovascular injury can be treated conservatively. We hypothesized that kinesiotaping reduces the disadvantages of conservative treatment, such as early-phase pain, high nonunion rates, and a prolonged time to return to work, and yields better clinical and functional outcomes. Forty patients were randomly divided into the arm slings only (group S) or arm sling with kinesiotaping therapy group (group K). Read More

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Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint using an intraosseous fixation device.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):135-142

The complication rate for an arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint remains high. To improve results, we used a complete intraosseous fixation device (IOFIX) with proposed biomechanical advantages. Our hypothesis is that this technique has at least an equal union rate and less hardware irritation compared to other techniques. Read More

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Calcaneogenesis: the use of tibial bone transport for treatment of massively infected hindfoot defects.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):127-134

Massive hindfoot defects which result after se- questrectomy of chronic osteomyelitis (COM) or Trauma or after tumors resection is a real challenge to the treating surgeons with either amputation or other reconstructive plastic procedures as the only available options, Calcaneal osteomyelitis is a major cause with classical surgical management to cure the infection has limited success in preservation of the hindfoot shape, function, and mechanical stability. The surgical procedure reported with the use of the Ilizarov apparatus for partial or total calcaneal OM is aimed to preserve the Hindfoot.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 10 patients which were treated by radical debridement of the infected area, Ilizarov frame application and arthrodesis with bone reconstruction by the Ilizarov apparatus using tibial transport for Hindfoot salvage. Read More

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Ankle arthrodesis in patients with haemophilia-associated ankle arthropathy - does the technique influence the outcome?

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):121-125

Management of symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the ankle in patients with haemophilia can be challenging. Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis has been shown in non-haemophiliac patients to provide similar or superior rates of fusion to open ankle fusion. However, the literature regarding ankle arthrodesis in patients with haemophilia is limited. Read More

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Incidence and effectiveness of manipulation under anaesthesia for stiffness following primary total knee arthroplasty.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):113-120

Background: There are various modalities of cor- rection of stiffness following total knee arthro-plasty. Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) is generally indicated for people who fail to achieve their pre operative range of motion at 12 weeks. The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) the effect of MUA on Flexion arc (2) the influence of timing of MUA from index procedure and of diabetes mellitus on final flexion achieved. Read More

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Early aseptic loosening of the tibial component at the cement-implant interface in total knee arthroplasty: a narrative overview of potentially associated factors.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):103-111

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a highly effective surgical procedure, but in some patients TKAs fail early due to a variety of underlying factors. About 11% of revision TKAs within one year of primary TKA are the result of aseptic loosening of the tibial component at the cement-implant interface. Literature regarding the most important factors associated with this type of loosening is scarce. Read More

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Impact of job characteristics on return-to-work interval following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):95-101

The aim of this paper was to investigate whether job characteristics are associated with time interval for return to former professional activity (return to work, RTW) after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM). A retrospective study was carried out in a sample of 63 patients in working age who underwent an APM between July 2018 and July 2020. The following preoperative characteristics were assessed: age at surgery, meniscal side, sex, physical job demands (white versus blue collar worker), telework and work status (salaried versus self- employed). Read More

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Treatment of congenital bipartite patella in pediatric population - a systematic review of the published studies.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):87-93

Bipartite patella is an abnormality where patella is incorrectly ossified resulting in fibrocartilaginous synchondrosis. In most cases bipartite patella is asymptomatic and incidental finding but can also be painful especially in adolescents. The aim of our analysis was to determine the preferable treatment for pediatric bipartite patella. Read More

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The functional outcome after tumor resection and endoprosthesis around the knee: a systematic review.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):73-85

The evidence for the functional outcome of endo- prosthetic replacement (EPR) after tumour resection has been from few cohort studies. A scoping search revealed no systematic review on patient reported outcome measures after EPR around the knee. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome of distal femoral and proximal tibial EPR after tumour resection. Read More

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CORIN KneeTec DeepDishTM: Functional outcomes after a follow-up of 12 months and comparison with the STRYKER Triathlon PS.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):61-71

Several competing concepts of anteroposterior stabilization have been developed for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), with an overall great success despite some differences in terms of clinical or radiological outcomes. The CORIN KneeTec DeepDish TM is a novel mobile-bearing implant, stabilized with an ultra-congruent deep-dish poly- ethylene insert. The aim of the present study was to report clinical and radiological outcomes of a series of patients who received the KneeTec DeepDish TM after a follow-up of 12 months, and to compare them to those of a comparable series of patients who received the STRYKER Triathlon ® posterior- stabilized. Read More

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Comparison of weight-based versus standard dosing of tranexamic acid for blood loss and transfusion amount in knee arthroplasty without tourniquet.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):53-60

The aim of the study is to compare weight-based versus standard dosing of intravenous (IV) tranexamic acid (TXA) for blood loss and transfusion amount in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) without a tourniquet. A total of 99 patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 (standard): 1 g of IV TXA 30 min before skin incision, and 1 g at postoperative 30 min and 3 h. Group 2 (weight-based): 10 mg/kg IV TXA 30 min before the skin incision, and 10 mg/kg at postoperative 30 min, and 3 h. Read More

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Improved joint awareness two years after total knee arthroplasty with a handheld image-free robotic system.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):47-52

Literature into the short-term follow-up of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a handheld image- free robotic system are scarce. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) between patients operated for TKA with an image- free robotic system (robot group) or conventionally TKA (conventional group) 2 years postoperatively. A total of 147 patients were evaluated after TKA, respectively 73 in the robot and 74 in conventional group. Read More

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Adverse local tissue reaction after ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):43-46

We report a rare case of symptomatic adverse local tissue reaction in a patient with a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip bearing surface and review the literature. Probably, ceramic wear debris is not entirely inert and may lead to adverse local tissue reactions. Read More

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Total hip arthroplasty with a superior approach and in situ preparation of the femoral stem: technique and feasibility in a prospective series of 80 cases.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):35-42

We report on the feasibility of a technique for total hip replacement with in situ preparation of the femoral stem through a superior approach and with the use of standard instruments. From December 2017 to august 2018, 100 patients were recruited for total hip replacement. 80 patients underwent THA through a superior approach with femoral broaching before femoral neck cut. Read More

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Blood loss and transfusion rates following total hip arthroplasty: a multivariate analysis.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):27-34

This study aimed to identify factors that inde- pendently predict increased rates of transfusion following total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery. A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing THA surgery over 12 months was performed. Electronic operative records were analysed to determine the following patient factors: American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade, body mass index (BMI), co-morbidities, indication for surgery, surgical technique, type of implant used, haematological markers, hospital length of stay (LOS) and complications. Read More

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Endoscopic fascia lata release for treatment of gluteal tendinopathy: a prospective study with a follow-up of 6 months to 1 year.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):17-25

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is clinically defined as greater trochanter pain with mechanical characteristics. The most common diagnosis is gluteal tendinopathy. Most cases of gluteal tendinopathy resolve with conservative management. Read More

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Pilot study: To assess feasibility and tolerability of a minimal invasive implantable PEEK device for prevention of contralateral osteoporotic hip fracture.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):11-16

A non-comparative multi-centre and international pilot study have been carried on Y-STRUT® (Hyprevention, France), an implantable medical device meant to reinforce the hip to reduce the risk of a contralateral hip fracture. Objectives of the study were to determine the feasibility and tolerance of the procedure. Methods Patients older than 60 years were recruited when presenting at the emergency departments with a low-energy pertrochanteric fracture on one side and with a fracture risk assessed for the contralateral side with BMD, T-Score or other bone quality evaluation tool, FRAX index, or fall risk assessment. Read More

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Anthropometric three-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction measurements of the acetabulum in children/adolescents.

Acta Orthop Belg 2022 Mar;88(1):1-9

The key element for differentiation between normal anatomical variants and pathological deformities is the prior definition of normal ranges for anthropometric parameters of acetabulum according to each age group. Aim of the present study is to analyze the development of the acetabulum in children/adolescents by accurate anthropometric measurements using 3D-CT scans and determine the variations occurring depending on age, gender and/or side. This retrospective observational study included 85 patients (170 hips) under 15 years of age (0-15) undergoing 1. Read More

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Dynesys® dynamic stabilization outcomes in degenerative spine surgery.

Acta Orthop Belg 2021 Dec;87(4):795-803

Dynesys® is a dynamic device used for posterior stabilization of the lumbar spine. The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical and radiological outcomes at a 2-year minimum follow-up. In this retrospective study, patients operated between 2009 and 2016 with Dynesys® stabilization were included. Read More

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December 2021

Isthmic spondylolisthesis treated with circumferential arthrodesis (ALIF and posterior fixation): correction, fusion and indirect decompression.

Acta Orthop Belg 2021 Dec;87(4):787-794

There is no consensus regarding the choice of the surgical technique for isthmic spondylolisthesis treatment, although they all aim to a common goal, achieving fusion at the index level while restoring an appropriate lordosis and remove potential radicular compression. Analyze outcome of circumferential arthrodesis (CA) with ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) and pedicle screw fixation for the treatment of all-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis, with indirect neurological decompression. Retrospective study of isthmic spondylolisthesis treated with CA, with one-year follow-up. Read More

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December 2021

Results of treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis with trapeziectomy and tendon allograft interposition.

Acta Orthop Belg 2021 Dec;87(4):779-785

The aim of the study was to evaluate the results of treatment of osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb with tendon allograft interposition. Fifty-three patients (61 hands), 13 men and 40 women, were operated on at a mean age of 61 years. A partial trapeziectomy with tendon interposition was performed in 19 hands and with suspension arthroplasty in 24. Read More

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December 2021