Search our Database of Scientific Publications and Authors

I’m looking for a

    17042 results match your criteria Nail Surgery

    1 OF 341

    Neurovascular Structures at Risk With Curved Retrograde TTC Fusion Nails.
    Foot Ankle Int 2017 Jul 1:1071100717715909. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
    1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
    Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of iatrogenic injury to plantar neurovascular structures of the foot during insertion of a curved retrograde tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion nail.

    Material And Methods: Ten below-knee thawed fresh-frozen cadaveric specimens underwent curved retrograde nailing of the ankle. The shortest distance between the nail and the main plantar neurovascular branches and injured structures were recorded during dissection. Read More

    Intraoperative bleeding in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta type III treated by Fassier-Duval femoral rodding: analysis of risk factors.
    J Pediatr Orthop B 2017 Jul 18. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
    aDepartment of Anatomic, Histologic, Forensic and Locomotor Apparatus Sciences bDepartment of Pediatrics, Center for Congenital Osteodystrophies cDepartment of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrology, Anaesthesiologic and Geriatric Sciences, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I - Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    The surgical treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is negatively influenced by clinical features such as osteoporosis, limb deformities and bone changes caused by bisphosphonate therapy. Blood loss during femoral nailing surgeries in patients with OI is a serious problem. Platelet anomalies have been associated with an elevation of the serum pyrophosphate originating from the platelets during clotting, even if the causality with the platelet dysfunction has not yet been established. Read More

    Secondary femur shaft fracture following treatment with cephalomedullary nail: a retrospective single-center experience.
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2017 Jul 18. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
    Department of Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090, Vienna, Austria.
    Aim: Secondary femur fracture subsequent to treatment of trochanteric fractures with cephalomedullary nailing (i.e., a periprosthetic fracture related to the cephalomedullary nail) is a rare but very severe complication. Read More

    Outcomes Of Distal Femur Fracture Treated With Dynamic Condylar Screw.
    J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2016 Apr-Jun;28(2):259-261
    Department of Orthopaedics, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
    Backround: Implants for open reduction and internal fixation of distal femoral fracture includes angle blade plate, rush nails, enders nail and interlocking nails. But all these devices are technically demanding and less effective in providing inter-fragmentary compression in osteoporotic bones. These problems can be solved with dynamic condylar screw (DCS). Read More

    Fracture Table Application for Pediatric Femur Fractures: Incidence and Risk Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes.
    J Pediatr Orthop 2017 Jul 17. Epub 2017 Jul 17.
    *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
    Background: Flexible elastic nails, submuscular plating, and rigid locked intramedullary nails are common methods of fixation for pediatric femur fractures (PFF) in which the fracture table is used to aid reduction. Little is known about complications associated with fracture table application in PFF. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors associated with adverse outcomes related to fracture table application for the treatment of PFF. Read More

    A Heart-shaped Sleeve Simplifies Intramedullary Tibial Nail Insertion when Using the Suprapatellar Approach.
    Keio J Med 2017 Jul 15. Epub 2017 Jul 15.
    2) Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University.
    The suprapatellar approach for intramedullary tibial nailing has become widely accepted over the past decade. A round sleeve is passed beneath the patella to protect the surface of the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). However, the round sleeve cannot be easily stabilized in the PFJ because it does not conform to the shape of the patellar apex. Read More

    Surgical Site Infection In Orthopaedic Implants And Its Common Bacteria With Their Sensitivities To Antibiotics, In Open Reduction Internal Fixation.
    J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2017 Jan-Mar;29(1):50-53
    Orthopaedic Unit, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
    Background: Surgical site infection in orthopaedic implants is a major problem, causing long hospital stay, cost to the patient and is a burden on health care facilities. It increases rate of nonunion, osteomyelitis, implant failure, sepsis, multiorgan dysfunction and even death. Surgical site infection is defined as pain, erythema, swelling and discharge from wound site. Read More

    Fixation of Ultrasmall Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures Using Bioabsorbable Osteochondral Fixation Nails.
    J Hand Surg Am 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Dandenong Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, Windsor, Victoria, Australia.
    Surgical treatment of ultrasmall proximal pole scaphoid fractures poses a number of challenges. The fragment may be too small to fix with conventional headless screw fixation owing to the high risk of fragmentation upon insertion. However, excision of the fragment risks compromising the scapholunate ligament complex and also exposes the radioscaphoid joint to potential degenerative changes. Read More

    CD13 is a marker for onychofibroblasts within nail matrix onychodermis: comparison of its expression patterns in the nail unit and in the hair follicle.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Department of Dermpath Diagnostics, New York, Port Chester, NY, USA.
    Background: We previously demonstrated the presence of onychodermis, a specialized mesenchymal cell population beneath the the nail matrix and proximal nail bed demonstrating CD10 expression. We hypothesize that the onychodermis could be the nail analog of the follicular dermal papilla, which is known to express CD13. We compare CD13 expression patterns between specialized mesenchymes of nail and hair, and compare these findings with CD10 expression patterns. Read More

    Common and Uncommon Adverse Cutaneous Reactions to Erlotinib: A Study of 20 Chinese Patients with Cancer.
    Cutan Ocul Toxicol 2017 Jul 14:1-12. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    c Department of Dermatology , the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University , Guangzhou 510120 , P. R. China.
    Erlotinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is used for treating non-small cell lung cancers. It is frequently known to cause skin toxicities. Systemic toxicities and anaphylactic cutaneous reactions have been rarely mentioned. Read More

    Ambulatory clinical parameters and sleep respiratory events in a group of obese children unselected for respiratory problems.
    World J Pediatr 2017 Jul 12. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatrics, Pediatric Division, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134, Verona, Italy.
    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea in children is frequently due to tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between ambulatory clinical parameters and sleep respiratory events in obese children.

    Methods: We carried out a prospective respiratory sleep study between 2013 and 2015. Read More

    Fixation of a Proximal Humerus Fracture With an Intramedullary Nail.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Aug;31 Suppl 3:S47-S49
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI.
    Proximal humerus fractures (PHFs) are common injuries seen mostly in elderly patients. Although nonoperative management is acceptable for most patients, surgical fixation is often advocated for younger patients or active, elderly patients with reconstructable fractures. A variety of fixation methods exist: percutaneous pinning, open reduction and internal fixation with locking plates, and intramedullary nailing are viable options. Read More

    Humeral Shaft Fracture: Intramedullary Nailing.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Aug;31 Suppl 3:S38
    *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY; and †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY.
    Introduction: This video demonstrates the technique of intramedullary nailing for a humeral shaft fracture.

    Methods: The patient is a 30-year-old man who sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm. The patient was indicated for humeral nailing given the comminuted nature of the diaphysis and to allow for minimal skin incisions. Read More

    Exchange Nailing for Hypertrophic Femoral Nonunion.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Aug;31 Suppl 3:S23-S25
    *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC; and †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
    Exchange nailing has proven to be a reliable surgical technique for the management of aseptic femoral shaft nonunions. Similar to primary intramedullary nail fixation for femur fractures, exchange nailing for aseptic hypertrophic nonunions of the femur relies on successful navigation of the starting point and proper nail trajectory to minimize coronal and sagittal plane deformities. Compared with the supine position, the lateral decubitus position has the advantage of allowing gravity to displace the soft tissue around the piriformis start site to facilitate nail entry. Read More

    Femoral Nonunion With Iliac Crest Bone Graft.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Aug;31 Suppl 3:S19-S20
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY.
    Purpose: Fracture nonunion is a common problem for today's orthopaedic surgeon. However, many techniques are currently available for the treatment of long-bone nonunion. This video demonstrates the use of iliac crest bone graft and plate stabilization in the setting of a hypertrophic femoral nonunion. Read More

    Investigation of perioperative hidden blood loss of unstable intertrochanteric fracture in the elderly treated with different intramedullary fixations.
    Injury 2017 Jun 24. Epub 2017 Jun 24.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, No.169, Donghu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan 430071, China. Electronic address:
    Objective: Our aim was to investigate perioperative hidden blood loss (PHBL) of unstable intertrochanteric fracture (UIF) in the elderly treated with different intramedullary fixations.

    Patients And Methods: 120 consecutive elderly patients with UIF treated by intramedullary nails between January 2013 and September 2016 were enrolled in the retrospective study, including 52 patients (mean age 79.6±6. Read More

    Risk of vascular injury when screw drilling for tibial tuberosity transfer.
    Int Orthop 2017 Jul 9. Epub 2017 Jul 9.
    Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery, Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA/Université Libre de Bruxelles, Rue Louis Caty 136, 7331, Baudour, Belgium.
    Purpose: During tibial tubercle transfer, popliteal vessels are at risk from drills and screws. The risk is around 0.11%, as described in the literature. Read More

    Place of the reposition flap in the treatment of distal amputations of the fingers.
    Chin J Traumatol 2017 Jun 19. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Department, Hospital Maamouri, Nabeul 8000, Tunisia.
    Purpose: Distal finger amputations pose a therapeutic problem with the distal fragment quality. Reimplantation remains the reference treatment for functional and aesthetic recovery of the hand. The interest of this study is to propose the reposition flap as an alternative to different hedging techniques in the proximal stump, in many situations where revascularization is impossible. Read More

    Proximal femoral nail antirotation internal fixation in treating intertrochanteric femoral fractures of elderly subjects.
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 2017 Apr-Jun;31(2):329-334
    Orthopaedic Department, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China.
    This study compared the effect of dynamic hip screw (DHS) and proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) in the treatment of intertrochanteric femoral fractures of elderly subjects and evaluated the effect of PFNA internal fixation. Two hundred and sixteen elderly patients with intertrochanteric femoral fracture who received treatment in Binzhou Medical University Hospital, Shandong, China were selected. They were divided into a PFNA group which adopted PFNA for internal fixation and a DHS group which adopted DHS for internal fixation, 108 cases in each group. Read More

    Improved outcome after hip fracture surgery in Norway.
    Acta Orthop 2017 Jul 6:1-7. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
    a Norwegian Arthroplasty Register, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery , Haukeland University Hospital , Bergen.
    Background and purpose - The operative treatment of hip fractures in Norway has changed considerably during the last decade. We used data in the Norwegian Hip Fracture Register to investigate possible effects of these changes on reoperations and 1-year mortality. Patients and methods - 72,741 femoral neck (FFN) fractures and trochanteric fractures in patients 60 years or older were analyzed. Read More

    Children Receiving Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation are at Increased Risk of Onychocryptosis Requiring Surgical Management.
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2017 Jul 3. Epub 2017 Jul 3.
    *Department of Surgery †Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
    Purpose: At our institution, a high proportion of children with onychocryptosis (ingrown toenail) requiring surgical intervention were noted to have a history of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We analyzed the characteristics of patients who underwent surgical intervention for onychocryptosis and examined our institutional HSCT database to determine if an association exists between onychocryptosis and HSCT.

    Materials And Methods: Surgical cases for onychocryptosis performed from 2000 to 2012 were identified. Read More

    Rate of contralateral hip fracture after dynamic hip screw vs intramedullary nail for treatment of pertrochanteric hip fractures.
    Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2017 Jul;30(3):268-272
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, Texas.
    A retrospective, comparative study was performed reviewing the electronic medical records and digital radiographs of patients who underwent treatment for intertrochanteric and pertrochanteric hip fractures with either a hip screw and side plate (HSSP) or intramedullary nail. A total of 430 patients were treated with HSSP, and 725 were managed with a cephalomedullary nail (CMN). Of these, 103 sustained a contralateral hip fracture. Read More

    Bilateral Solitary Glomus Tumour of Thumb: A Case Report.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 May 1;11(5):RD04-RD06. Epub 2017 May 1.
    Registrar, Department of Orthopaedics, Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
    Glomus tumours are benign neoplastic lesions of glomus body, a thermoregulatory apparatus of cutaneous microvasculature. These tumours can arise at any location of the body but most commonly seen in subungual region of fingers. Bilateral solitary glomus tumour of hand is a rare entity. Read More

    Extra Articular Supracondylar Femur Fractures Managed with Locked Distal Femoral Plate or Supracondylar Nailing: A Comparative Outcome Study.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 May 1;11(5):RC19-RC23. Epub 2017 May 1.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    Introduction: Despite recent evolution in the operating techniques and surgical implants, debate continues around the choice of implant for management of distal femur fractures. High rates of complications and union difficulties continues to make them a momentous therapeutic challenge.

    Aim: To compare the outcome of locked compressive plating versus retrograde nailing in the management of extra articular supracondylar femur fractures. Read More

    The effect of nail characteristics on surface bacterial counts of surgical personnel before and after scrubbing.
    Vet Surg 2017 Jun 28. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
    Objective: To determine the influence of nail characteristics on bacterial counts on the fingers of surgery personnel.

    Study Design: Randomized nonblinded controlled crossover study design.

    Sample Population: Veterinary students, small animal surgery technicians, small animal surgery interns/residents, and small animal surgery faculty in a veterinary teaching hospital (n = 21). Read More

    The gross anatomy of the male reproductive system of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus Europaeus).
    Folia Morphol (Warsz) 2017 Jun 27. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
    Hedgehogs are small spiny-coated insectivores. Due to their low body weight, calm character, and easy maintenance, they are kept as pets. It is therefore worthwhile to care about hedgehogs' health problems and to provide pet owners with information about their reproduction. Read More

    Intramedullary Implant Choice and Cost in the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Jun 15. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    1University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Aurora, CO 2Musculoskeletal Research Center, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.
    Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes and costs between titanium elastic nails (TENs), stainless steel elastic nails (SENs), and Kirschner wires (K-wires) in the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal forearm fractures with intramedullary fixation.

    Design: Retrospective cohort study.

    Setting: Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Read More

    The reconstruction for proximal nail fold mucous cyst using reverse and island flap.
    Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg 2017 24;4(1):52-55. Epub 2017 May 24.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fukushima Medical UniversityFukushimaJapan.
    We performed nail fold reconstruction after digital mucous cyst (DMC) excision using an island-type lateral finger flap on seven patients (four males and three females). Our procedure is a simple and useful method to repair minor nail fold lesion defects after DMC excision. Read More

    A rare presentation: A case report of osseous metaplasia and mature bone formation in a follicular adenoma of the thyroid.
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 Jun 17;37:83-86. Epub 2017 Jun 17.
    Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX, USA. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Cases of multinodular goiter, thyroid hyperplasia, follicular adenoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma have been reported with histopathologic findings of osseous metaplasia (OM), bone marrow metaplasia (BMM), ectopic bone formation (EBF), ossification, and extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). To date no report of a follicular adenoma with OM and mature EBF in the absence of EMH has been reported in the English language.

    Presentation Of Case: 63-year-old woman with an incidental finding of thyroid nodule unable to be biopsied. Read More

    Staged Treatment of Infected Tibiotalar Fusion Using a Combination Antibiotic Spacer and Antibiotic-Coated Intramedullary Nail.
    J Foot Ankle Surg 2017 Jun 20. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    Chairman, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma and Complex Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jersey City Medical Center - RWJBarnabas Health, Jersey City, NJ. Electronic address:
    Pilon fractures are notoriously difficult injuries to treat. The current published data on salvage procedures after failed pilon fractures includes both total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) and tibiotalar fusion, each with its own specific indications. However, no acceptable treatment algorithm addressing the complications of these limb salvage procedures is available. Read More

    Ochrobactrum anthropi-Caused Osteomyelitis in the Foot Mimicking a Bone Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    J Foot Ankle Surg 2017 Jul - Aug;56(4):851-853
    Orthopedist, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
    Osteomyelitis due to Ochrobactrum anthropi, a new genus Ochrobacterum widely distributed in the environment and occasionally associated with human infection, has been described in only a few case reports. We present a report of an unusual case of osteomyelitis caused by O. anthropi that was identified 9 years after a nail puncture to the lateral cuneiform bone. Read More

    State of Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery in the Developing World: A Global Survey of Orthopaedic Surgeons at Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) Hospitals.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Jul;31(7):e217-e223
    *University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI;†Soddo Christian Hospital, Soddo, Ethiopia;‡Tenwek Hospital, Bomet, Kenya;§SIGN Fracture Care International, Richland, WA;‖Resurgens Orthopaedics, Atlanta, GA; and¶Florida Orthopaedic Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
    Objectives: To document the current state of pelvic and acetabular surgery in the developing world and to identify critical areas for improvement in the treatment of these complex injuries.

    Design: A 50-question online survey.

    Setting: International, multicenter. Read More

    Clinical Experience With the Use of Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) in the Treatment of Atypical Femoral Fractures.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Jul;31(7):S2
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to report the clinical results of atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS).

    Materials And Methods: The data on AFFs that were surgically treated in our hospital from 2010 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. AFF was diagnosed based on the criteria defined by the second report of an ASBMR task force. Read More

    Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Atypical Femur Fractures With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Leads to Faster Union: A Case-Control Study.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 Jul;31(7):358-362
    *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY; †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; and ‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY.
    Objectives: To evaluate bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) use in the treatment of AFF.

    Design: Retrospective case control.

    Setting: Level 1 trauma center. Read More

    Stacked Flexible Nailing for Radius Ulna Fractures: Revival of a lost Technique.
    J Orthop Case Rep 2017 Jan-Feb;7(1):106-108
    Indian Orthopaedic Research group, Thane, India.
    Introduction: Simultaneous radius and ulna fractures are common in adults and generally osteosynthesis with plating is the treatment of choice. Nailing of such fractures is infrequently advocated. We present our unique technique of radius ulna nailing in adults to achieve closed reduction and early predictable union with minimal or no complications. Read More

    A Case Report of an Unusual Case of Tuberculous Osteomyelitis Causing Spontaneous Pathological Fracture of Humerus in a Middle Aged Female.
    J Orthop Case Rep 2017 Jan-Feb;7(1):41-45
    Department of Orthopaedics, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
    Introduction: Tuberculosis is a major health problem worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is often secondary to some primary foci in lungs. There are reports of tuberculous osteomyelitis involving maxilla, ulna, femur, and shoulder joint but none have reported pathological fracture in humeral diaphysis due to tuberculosis osteomyelitis without shoulder joint involvement. Read More

    Factors associated with the decision of operative procedure for proximal femoral bone metastasis: Questionnaire survey to institutions participating the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group.
    J Orthop Sci 2017 Jun 17. Epub 2017 Jun 17.
    Kyushu Rosai Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan. Electronic address:
    Background: Pathological fracture of the proximal femur is a main cause of cancer patients losing their ability to walk. Although both osteosynthetic devices (predominantly intramedullary nails) and prosthetic replacement have been widely performed for treatment, controversies exist regarding which procedure should be used for the various conditions. In order to decide the eligibility criteria of a planned randomized prospective study about the treatment of pathological fractures of the proximal femur, we assessed the factors affecting the selection of operative procedures using questionnaires sent to the members of the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Study Group (BSTTSG) of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG). Read More

    Surgical technique and early outcomes of intramedullary nailing of displaced proximal humeral fractures in an Asian population using a contemporary straight nail design.
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2017 May-Aug;25(2):2309499017713934
    1 Orthopaedic Surgery, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
    Background: Despite being a common orthopedic injury, the optimal management of proximal humeral fractures remains a topic of debate. Although intramedullary nails have been used to treat these fractures, several complications have been reported with older nail devices. We describe our surgical technique and aim to evaluate the early functional and radiological outcomes of displaced Neer's two- to four-part proximal humeral fractures undergoing fixation with a contemporary straight intramedullary nail. Read More

    Two-stage knee arthrodesis with a modular intramedullary nail due to septic failure of revision total knee arthroplasty with extensor mechanism deficiency.
    Knee 2017 Jun 13. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    University Hospital of Bonn, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Bonn, Germany.
    Background: Periprosthetic joint infection is a serious complication and reconstruction after failed revision total knee arthroplasty with significant bone loss and compromised soft-tissues can be challenging. Objective of this study was to assess clinical and functional results, implant survival and infection recurrence rates in patients treated with two-stage arthrodesis after failed revision TKA with extensor mechanism deficiencies due to PJI, and to identify the factors that affect outcomes after surgery.

    Methods: Thirty seven patients with PJI treated within a two-stage exchange and reimplantation of an arthrodesis nail between 2008 and 2014 were included. Read More

    Operative Treatment Of Two-Part Surgical Neck Fracture Of The Humerus: Intramedullary Nail Versus Locking Compression Plate With Technical Consideration.
    J Orthop Trauma 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy and Joint Research Institute, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Objective: To compare the outcomes of patients who underwent either open reduction internal fixation with a locking plate and screws or closed reduction internal fixation with an antegrade intramedullary (IM) nail for displaced surgical neck fracture of the humerus.

    Design: retrospective comparative study SETTING:: single institute, Level-I academic trauma center PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION:: Sixty-nine patients with two-part surgical neck fracture of the humerus underwent either an IM nail (38 patients Group A) or a locked plate fixation (31 patients Group B).

    Outcomes Measurement: Pain on a visual analog scale (VAS), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and active range of motion (ROM) RESULTS:: At the two-year follow-up, there were no significant differences in the VAS pain score (1. Read More

    [Clinical MedicineThe Evaluation of He-Ne Laser Therapy Help Wound Healing of Nail Surgery].
    Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2017 May;48(3):489-492
    Department of Dermatology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.
    Objectives: To investigate the effect of He-Ne laser therapy on wound healing after nail surgery.

    Methods: Patients who needed nail surgery were divided into treatment group (n=20) and control group (n=20) randomly.The He-Ne laser was applied to the wound after nail surgery in treatment group. Read More

    [The Comparison and Evaluation of Partial Nail Avulsion and Total Nail Avulsion with Plate Replacement with Traditional Total Nail Avulsion].
    Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2017 Jan;48(1):151-153
    Editorial Board of Sichuan University (Medical Science Edition), Chengdu 610041, China.
    Objectives: To determine the different effects of partial nail avulsion and total nail avulsion with plate replacement with traditional total nail avulsion.

    Methods: Patients were divided into three groups randomly ( n=20): total nail avulsion group (control group), partial nail avulsion group, and total nail avulsion with plate replacement group (nail replacement group). The rating of pain [visual analogue scale (VAS) score], the wound healing time, the nail growth time , and the score of satisfaction were analyzed. Read More

    Clinical Results of Complex Subtrochanteric Femoral Fractures with Long Cephalomedullary Hip Nail.
    Hip Pelvis 2017 Jun 2;29(2):113-119. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Changwon Fatima Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
    Purpose: Good results of the cephalomedullary nails have been reported in proximal femoral fractures recently. Based on length of nails and shape of screws fixed in a femoral head for proximal fragment fixation, the proper nail length was in dispute. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of a long cephalomedullary hip nail for the treatment of comminuted subtrochanteric femoral fractures. Read More

    Radiographic Outcomes of Osteosynthesis Using Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) System in Intertrochanteric Femoral Fracture: Has PFNA II Solved All the Problems?
    Hip Pelvis 2017 Jun 2;29(2):104-112. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
    Purpose: We evaluated the geometric discrepancies between the proximal femur in Koreans and two types of proximal femoral nail using plain radiographs.

    Materials And Methods: A total of 100 consecutive patients (38 treated with proximal femoral nail antirotation [PFNA], 62 PFNA II) with intertrochanteric fracture were retrospectively identified. The minimum follow up period was 32 months. Read More

    1 OF 341