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The Effects of Contralateral Trunk Tilt on Elbow Varus Torque in Baseball Pitchers: A Critically Appraised Topic.

J Sport Rehabil 2021 Jun 24:1-6. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Clinical Scenario: Ulnar collateral ligament injuries are common in baseball pitchers, with excessive elbow varus torque linked to medial elbow injuries. Trunk tilt, or motion in the frontal plane, could be an identifiable and modifiable factor in medial elbow loading. Clinical Question: In high school through professional baseball pitchers, how does increased contralateral trunk tilt compared with no/limited contralateral trunk tilt influence elbow varus torque? Summary of Key Findings: Four studies were included: all were labeled as "controlled" or "descriptive laboratory studies," representing cross-sectional observational analytic design. Read More

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Elbow Overuse Injuries in Pediatric Female Gymnastic Athletes: Comparative Findings and Outcomes in Radial Head Stress Fractures and Capitellar Osteochondritis Dissecans.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2021 Jun 24. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas.

Background: Radial head stress fractures (RHSFs) and capitellar osteochondritis dissecans (COCD) are rare but may be seen in gymnasts. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic characteristics and the outcomes of RHSF and COCD in pediatric and adolescent gymnastic athletes.

Methods: Classical gymnasts and competitive tumblers ≤18 years of age presenting with RHSF or COCD over a 5-year period were reviewed. Read More

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MRI detected synovitis of the small joints predicts rheumatoid arthritis development in large joint undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2021 Jun 23. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Objectives: New onset undifferentiated large joint inflammatory arthritis can be diagnostically challenging. It is unknown how often these patients progress to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and how they can be identified at first presentation. We assessed clinical and serological features associated with RA-development in patients with an undifferentiated mono- or oligo-articular large joint arthritis, and with keen interest if an MRI of the small joints of the hand and foot would aid diagnosis. Read More

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Radiocapitellar arthroplasty.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Aug 24;19:237-244. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Orthopaedics, Jan Yperman Hospital, Ieper, Belgium.

This article sets out the evidence demonstrating that the clinical need for a prosthetic arthroplasty designed specifically for the radiocapitellar joint has been underestimated. The prevalence of radiocapitellar degenerative change requiring treatment is discussed and the relationship between 'isolated' radiocapitellar joint arthritis and more generalised elbow arthritis is explained. Current literature now supports our view that radiocapitellar joint arthroplasty is not only an effective long-term solution for patients with localised radiocapitellar arthritis but also for those patients with more severe degenerative changes involving the elbow joint irrespective of their cause. Read More

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Risk factor for elbow symptom manifestation in young baseball players with asymptomatic medial elbow abnormalities: a prospective cohort study.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 23;11(1):13119. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22, Showa, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8511, Japan.

Asymptomatic elbow abnormalities are relatively common in young baseball players, but the factors responsible are unclear. To prospectively identify risk factors related to symptom manifestation in asymptomatic elbow abnormalities, we recruited 573 baseball players (age: 7-14 years) at a pre-participation medical/physical examination in the preseason who were right-handed and had asymptomatic medial elbow abnormalities on ultrasound (US). Baseline preseason and postseason participant characteristics were assessed. Read More

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Acute complex instability of the elbow treated with internal joint stabilizer IJS-E System.

Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Unidad de Mano y Codo, Servicio Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Madrid, España; Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, España; Hospital La Milagrosa (Grupo Vithas), Madrid, España.

Introduction: Treatment of acute complex fracture-dislocation of the elbow has been associated with a high rate of complications. Internal Joint Stabilizer of the Elbow (IJSE) device appears as a valid option to optimize and improve our results.

Material And Methods: We present a retrospective case series of five patients treated at our institution with IJS-E System (Skeletal DynamicsR) from February 2019 to 2020. Read More

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Lateral entry pins and Slongo's external fixation: which method is more ideal for older children with supracondylar humeral fractures?

J Orthop Surg Res 2021 Jun 21;16(1):396. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hospital of Chengde Medical College, 36 Nanyingzi Street, Shuangqiao District, Chengde, Hebei, 067000, People's Republic of China.

Objective: The standard surgical treatment for supracondylar humeral fractures in children is closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. Given the need for greater fixation strength and higher risk of joint stiffness for children older than 8 years, external fixation is often performed for treating supracondylar humeral fractures in older children. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of lateral entry pins and Slongo's external fixation for treating supracondylar humeral fractures in older children. Read More

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Current concepts in the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis of the elbow joint.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Aug 24;19:200-208. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Orthopaedics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, 110001, India.

Elbow is an uncommon joint to be affected by infection. It is involved in approximately 1-5% of all cases with musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB). Early diagnosis of TB of the elbow joint can be easily missed due to an indolent natural history, delay in presentation, and varied clinical features. Read More

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Subcutaneous Calcification and Fixed Flexion Deformity of the Right Elbow Joint in a Child with a GNAS Mutation: A Case Report.

Int J Endocrinol Metab 2021 Apr 19;19(2):e110792. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Endocrine Unit, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Introduction: The art of medicine glorifies when a clinician listens carefully to the patient's story, gives a thorough examination, performs appropriate investigations, and finally links findings together to reach a definite diagnosis. An interesting case was reported here, highlighting the integration of different symptoms and manifestations with some relevant biochemical investigations to reach a final diagnosis. To the best of our knowledge, fixed flexion deformity, as a complication of subcutaneous calcification, has not been previously reported in a child with Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO). Read More

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Changes in the management of pediatric medial humeral epicondyle fractures with and without associated elbow dislocation.

Injury 2021 May 30. Epub 2021 May 30.

Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology, University Children's Hospital, University Hospital Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72070 Tuebingen, Germany.

Purpose The optimal management of medial humeral epicondyle fractures continues to be debated since decades. This single center study analyzes changes and optimizations of treatment over an observation period of 16 years and reports the results. Materials and Methods Retrospective analysis of all patients treated with a medial humeral epicondyle fracture between 2005 and 2020 at our institution. Read More

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Histologic Evaluation of the Triceps Brachii Tendon Insertion: Implications for Triceps-Sparing Surgery.

J Hand Surg Am 2021 Jun 16. Epub 2021 Jun 16.

Department of Orthopaedics, University at Buffalo, Cheektowaga, NY.

Purpose: Triceps detachment and olecranon osteotomy are 2 techniques used to enhance exposure in elbow surgery. Both the techniques can potentially add considerable morbidity and lengthen the recovery after surgery. Triceps-sparing surgery can potentially mitigate those issues. Read More

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[Analysis of the effect of asymptomatic hyperuricemia on the effectiveness after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Jun;35(6):667-672

Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao Shandong, 266100, P.R.China.

Objective: To investigate the effect of asymptomatic hyperuricemia on the effectiveness of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Methods: The clinical data of 80 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and met the selection criteria between March 2018 and December 2019 were retrospectively analyzed. According to the serum uric acid level, the patients were divided into hyperuric acid group (46 cases, the serum uric acid level was more than 417 μmol/L in males and was more than 357 μmol/L in females) and normal group (34 cases, serum uric acid level was lower than the above standard). Read More

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An Unusual Bryan and Morrey Type IV Capitellum Fracture with Posterolateral Rotational Instability: A Case Report.

J Orthop Case Rep 2021 Feb;11(2):86-89

Department of Pediatric Orthopedic, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Introduction: Better understanding of disruption of bony and ligamentous constraints of the radiocapitellar joint in complex capitellum fracture is essential for optimizing the surgical care and outcome. This report highlights the need for modification in surgical fixation technique to address an unusual variant of this rare injury.

Case Report: We report a three-part capitellum fracture pattern with a Y-shaped split of distal humerus with a sheared anterior fragment and a single, large, non-articular posterolateral fragment in a young male patient. Read More

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February 2021

Delta-Loop-Stitch: Three-Point Fixation for Combined Radial and Tangential Capsular Shift for the Treatment of Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder and Hyperlaxity.

Jörn Kircher

Arthrosc Tech 2021 May 18;10(5):e1217-e1222. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, ATOS Klinik Fleetinsel Hamburg, Hamburg; and Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Medical Faculty, University Hospital, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Multidirectional shoulder instability and hyperlaxity can be treated with arthroscopic shoulder stabilization and capsular shift. In these patients, the joint capsule often becomes the weak link in terms of pullout strength and cutting through of the used sutures, which can further be compromised by reduced quality of the capsular tissue. The described delta-loop-stitch combines a loop stitch through the capsule with a 3-point-fixation to the intact labrum thus distributing the load and reducing the risk of failure of the fixation. Read More

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Posteromedial rotatory instability of the elbow: What the radiologist needs to know.

Eur J Radiol 2021 Jun 10;141:109819. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Upper Limb Unit, Wrightington Hospital, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, UK. Electronic address:

Varus posteromedial rotatory instability of the elbow joint is a relatively new subject described for the first time in 2003. It occurs secondary to axial loading of the elbow with varus force and internal rotation of the forearm. There is usually a specific pattern of osseous and soft tissue injuries that can be recognized on imaging. Read More

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Results of standardized treatment of elbow fracture dislocations as per their injury pattern: a retrospective cohort of 89 patients.

JSES Int 2021 May 9;5(3):588-596. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Hospital Clínico Mutual de Seguridad, Santiago, Chile.

Background: Elbow fracture dislocations represent difficult injuries to treat, with a high percentage of complications. Classically, they are divided into posterolateral, posteromedial and transulnar pattern. It is essential to distinguish them to guide intraoperative treatment to achieve an anatomic and stable reduction that allows early mobility. Read More

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Treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral capitellum with a fragment fixation method using absorbable pins.

JSES Int 2021 May 8;5(3):564-570. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Bone and Joint Surgery, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Shitsukawa, Toon-City, Ehime, 791-0295 JAPAN.

Hypothesis: This study aimed to investigate the results, indications, and limitations of absorbable pin fixation for osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral capitellum in the separation stage.

Methods: This study included 35 patients (mean age, 14.0 years). Read More

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Role of the transverse ligament of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow: a biomechanical study.

JSES Int 2021 May 23;5(3):549-553. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Louisiana State University Health - Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, USA.

Background: The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) complex of the elbow plays a primary role in valgus and posteromedial stability of the elbow. The anterior oblique ligament (AOL) of the UCL is believed to provide the majority of resistance to external forces on the medial elbow. The transverse ligament (TL) of the UCL is generally thought to have minimal contribution to the elbow's overall stability. Read More

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Pullout Strength of All-Suture and Metallic Anchors in Repair of Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow.

Arthroscopy 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Steadman Philippon Research Institute, 181 W Meadow Dr, Ste 1000, Vail, CO 81657, U.S.A.; The Steadman Clinic, 181 W Meadow Dr, Ste 400, Vail, CO 81657, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Purpose: To compare the biomechanical properties of metallic anchor (MA) and all-suture anchor (ASA) constructs in the anatomic reattachment of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament (LCL) complex to its humeral insertion.

Methods: Twenty paired male human cadaveric elbows with a mean age of 46.3 years (range: 33-58 years) were used in this study. Read More

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Interposition arthroplasty: Current indications, technique and expectations.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Aug 19;19:175-182. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

The ultimate means of functional restoration of joints with end stage arthritis is prosthetic replacement. Even though there is reluctance to replace the joint of a younger individual, the mean age of joint replacement continues to decrease. This is due to three factors: 1) social expectations, 2) uncertainty with many joint preservation procedures and 3) the ever-increasing reliability and longevity of prosthetic replacement. Read More

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Single limb cable driven wearable robotic device for upper extremity movement support after traumatic brain injury.

J Rehabil Assist Technol Eng 2021 Jan-Dec;8:20556683211002448. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA.

Introduction: Recently, soft exosuits have been proposed for upper limb movement assistance, most supporting single joint movements. We describe the design of a portable wearable robotic device (WRD), "Armstrong," able to support three degrees-of-freedom of arm movements, and report on its feasibility for movement support of individuals with hemiparesis after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Methods: We introduce Armstrong and report on a pilot evaluation with two male individuals post-TBI (T1 and T2) and two healthy individuals. Read More

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Salvage Procedures of the Shoulder: Glenohumeral Arthrodesis and Resection Arthroplasty.

Indian J Orthop 2021 May 22;55(Suppl 1):27-37. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Advanced Reconstructive Osseous Surgery, San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pamplona, Spain.

Background: With the advances of modern medicine and technology there has been an increase of indications of shoulder reconstruction techniques and shoulder arthroplasty. Consequently, the number of complications and failures have increased in parallel. Not negligible number of cases are driven to an end-stage situation where salvage procedures, such as glenohumeral arthrodesis (GHA) and shoulder resection arthroplasty (SRA), are the only remaining solution. Read More

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Method, Design, and Evaluation of an Exoskeleton for Lifting a Load In Situ.

Appl Bionics Biomech 2021 25;2021:5513013. Epub 2021 May 25.

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, North China University of Technology, Beijing 100144, China.

Due to the unclear application scenarios and force analysis of exoskeletons, there exists a research gap in exoskeleton design. This paper presents a design method and realization of an exoskeleton for a specific scenario of lifting a load in situ. Firstly, the lifting motion process and its data were collected based on a 3-D motion capture system and dynamometer treadmill system. Read More

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A Novel Approach to New-Onset Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain With Decreased Range of Motion Using Targeted Diagnostic Nerve Blocks: The ViVe Algorithm.

Front Neurol 2021 28;12:668370. Epub 2021 May 28.

Canadian Advances in Neuro-Orthopedics for Spasticity Congress, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is the most common pain disorder after stroke with incidence estimates of 30-70% and associated with reductions in function, interference with rehabilitation, and a reduced quality of life. Onset may occur as soon as a week after stroke in 17% of patients. Management of HSP represents a complex treatment pathway with a lack of evidence to support one treatment. Read More

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Open Reduction on very late-presenting unreduced posterior elbow dislocation: Still promising treatment option.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Jun 2;84:106056. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Faculty of Medicine - University Padjadjaran - Indonesia.

Background: Neglected dislocation of the elbow is associated with instability, pain, and limitation of elbow function. In developing countries, neglected dislocations of the elbow are quite common, and most patients initially go to local bonesetters, which only aggravates the problem.

Presentation Of Case: Two patients with a history of unreduced posterior elbow dislocation for more than 1 year and were treated by a traditional bonesetter were included in this case study. Read More

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Functional Somatic Syndromes are Associated with Suboptimal Outcomes and High Cost after Shoulder Arthroplasty.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:

Introduction: The presence of functional somatic syndromes (chronic physical symptoms with no identifiable organic cause) in patients undergoing elective joint arthroplasty may affect the recovery experience. We explored the prevalence of functional somatic syndromes among shoulder arthroplasty patients, and their association with postoperative outcomes and costs.

Methods: We identified 480 patients undergoing elective total shoulder arthroplasty (anatomic or reverse) between 2015-2018 in our institutional registry with minimum 2-year follow-up. Read More

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Lateral Elbow Laxity Is Affected by the Integrity of the Radial Band of the Lateral Collateral Ligament Complex: A Cadaveric Model With Sequential Releases and Varus Stress Simulating Everyday Activities.

Am J Sports Med 2021 Jun 11:3635465211018208. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

UOC 1° Clinica Ortopedica, ASST Centro Specialistico Ortopedico Traumatologico Gaetano Pini-CTO, Milan, Italy.

Background: An elongation of the radial lateral collateral complex (R-LCL) can provoke symptomatic minor instability of the lateral elbow leading to lateral elbow pain. Biomechanical models investigating the effects of elongation and partial or complete lesions of the R-LCL on lateral elbow stability are lacking.

Purpose: To evaluate how partial and complete R-LCL release affects radiocapitellar joint stability in a setting of controlled varus load and progressive soft tissue release. Read More

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A double-closed wedge broken-line osteotomy for cubitus varus deformity.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Jun;100(23):e26124

Department of Orthopedic Ward II, Shenzhen Children's Hospital, Shenzhen, China.

Abstract: Various osteotomy methods have been proposed in the treatment of cubitus varus. We designed an improved stepped osteotomy to achieve improved deformity correction. We refer to this new approach as double-closed wedge broken-line osteotomy and report a series of clinical and imaging results (deformity correction, range of motion [ROM], function, osteotomy healing, and complications) of patients with cubitus varus treated with this technique. Read More

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Clinical Results after Arthroscopic Treatment of Septic Shoulder with Proximal Bone Involvement.

Indian J Orthop 2021 May 6;55(Suppl 1):167-175. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06351 South Korea.

Background: If osteomyelitis is confined to the proximal humerus, arthroscopic debridement with multiple punctures at the infected bone might be sufficient to eradicate the septic shoulder with bone involvement.

Materials And Methods: From 2005 to 2017, 15 patients received arthroscopic debridement with multiple punctures. We included patients with septic shoulder arthritis with proximal bone involvement and excluded patients with glenohumeral joint destruction or extension of bone involvement to the diaphysis of the humerus. Read More

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Osteochondritis Dissecans: Current Understanding of Epidemiology, Etiology, Management, and Outcomes.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2021 Jun;103(12):1132-1151

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

: Osteochondritis dissecans occurs most frequently in the active pediatric and young adult populations, commonly affecting the knee, elbow, or ankle, and may lead to premature osteoarthritis.

: While generally considered an idiopathic phenomenon, various etiopathogenetic theories are being investigated, including local ischemia, aberrant endochondral ossification of the secondary subarticular physis, repetitive microtrauma, and genetic predisposition.

: Diagnosis is based on the history, physical examination, radiography, and advanced imaging, with elbow ultrasonography and novel magnetic resonance imaging protocols potentially enabling early detection and in-depth staging. Read More

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