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  1. Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures in Children.

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    Feng, Yongzeng; Yu, Yang; Shui, Xiaolong; Ying, Xiaozhou; Cai, Leyi; Hong, Jianjun

    2016-07-01

    Open reduction and internal fixation has been widely used to treat displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures in children. However, the complications of surgical trauma and the wound created through the extended lateral approach cannot be ignored. This study analyzed the outcomes of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in children treated with closed reduction and percutaneous fixation. Medical records of pediatric patients who had displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures and underwent closed reduction and percutaneous fixation at the study institution between January 2008 and January 2013 were reviewed. Preoperative radiographs and computed tomography scans were used to evaluate and classify the fractures. Clinical outcomes and radiographic findings were assessed at postoperative follow-up. The study included 14 displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in 11 patients (7 boys and 4 girls). Mean patient age was 11.18 years (range, 6-16 years), and average follow-up time was 42.8 months postoperatively (range, 12-72 months). There were 6 tongue-type fractures and 8 joint depression-type fractures, based on the Essex-Lopresti classification, and there were 11 type II and 3 type III fractures, based on the Sanders classification. Average Böhler angle was 8.00° (range, -5° to 18°) preoperatively and 30.79° (range, 26° to 40°) postoperatively (P<.001). Average subjective American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society hindfoot score was 65.7 (range, 52-68). No patients had wound breakdown or infection. In the treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in pediatric patients, closed reduction and percutaneous fixation achieved good outcomes, with few complications. [Orthopedics. 2016; 39(4):e744-e748.].

  2. LATERAL APPROACH UNDER FLUROSCOPIC GUIDANCE WITH NONLOCKING CALCANEAL PLATE IS AN EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUE FOR CLOSED CALCANEAL FRACTURE

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    Alok Sobhan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Intra-articular calcaneal fractures which accounts for about 75% of calcaneal fractures is usually associated with poor functional outcome. The present was under taken to evaluate the efficacy of open reduction and internal fixation of displaced articular fractures of calcaneum in adults through lateral approach under fluroscopic guidance with non-locking calcaneal plate and ipsilateral iliac crest bone graft. 30 adult patients (25 males and 5 females with closed displaced intra articular fractures of calcaneum of less than 15 days constituted the study group. All cases were operated by lateral approach as described by Seligson, a modification of Gould’s technique under spinal anaesthesia. All machers Arthrosis Rating Scale were used for the evaluation of posttraumatic posterior facet degenerative changes. Primarily27 of all 35 wounds (77% healed without any form of wound complications. Excellent to good results noted in 3 (100% patients with preoperative Bohler´s angle larger or equal to 20° (n = 3 whereas patients with preoperative Bohler´s angle smaller than 20° (n=32 achieved excellent to good results in 16 cases (50% Clinically significant subtalararthrosis (Allmacher grade 2-4 noted in 7 cases (20% cases with Bohler´s angle smaller than 20° (n=32. In 5 cases, clinically significant complaints (Allmachers Arthrosis Rating Scale grades II to V noted. Therapeutic success of such fracture depends on timely open reduction and internal fixation with proper fracture reduction and early rehabilitation. Thus management of these injuries as well as complications should be performed in a specialized orthopaedics or traumatology center.

  3. Outcome of open reduction and internal fixation of intraarticular calcaneal fracture fixed with locking calcaneal plate

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    Jain Saurabh

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Objective: Debate continues regarding the management of calcaneal fractures, between open re- duction and internal fixation and closed treatment. Hence we aim at evaluating the radiological and functional out- comes of open reduction and internal fixation in displaced joint depression type of calcaneal fractures fixed with lock- ing calcaneal plate. Methods: In this series, 28 patients (26 unilateral and 2 bilateral with joint depression type of calcaneal fractures as per Essex-Lopresti classification system were operated on with locking calcaneal plate within 3 weeks of injury. Patients were evaluated in terms of associated injuries and X-rays of anteroposterior, lateral and axial views of the calcaneum. CT scan was done to assess the amount of com- minution and articular depression. Patients were followed up clinically and radiologically at least for 1 year. Radiologi- cal assessment was done by Bohler’s angle and Gissane’s angle along with measurement of calcaneal height and width. Functional outcome was assessed using the American Or- thopaedics Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS scale. Results: At average follow-up of 14.5 months, average AOFAS score was 86.3 (range 66 to 97, with 86% having excellent to good results and 2 (7.7% and 1 (3.7% having fair and poor results respectively. All patients had stable ankle joint with all having dorsiflexion and plantar flexion more than 30°. Average subtalar range of motion was 17°. The mean Bohler’s angle, mean Gissane’s angle, calcaneal height and width were 25.47°, 121.3°, 4.32 cm and 3.81cm respectively at final follow-up. Three patients had flap ne- crosis at incision site and one had superficial and deep infection. Subtalar arthritis was seen in 5 patients, whereas sural nerve hypoaesthesia in 1 patient. None of the patients had compartment syndrome, heel pad problems, peroneal tendinitis, reflex sympathetic dystropy or implant failure. Conclusion: Open reduction and

  4. Outcome of open reduction and internal fixation of intraarticular calcaneal fracture fixed with locking calcaneal plate

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    Saurabh Jain; Anil Kumar Jain; Ish Kumar

    2013-01-01

    Objective:Debate continues regarding the management of calcaneal fractures,between open reduction and internal fixation and closed treatment.Hence we aim at evaluating the radiological and functional outcomes of open reduction and internal fixation in displaced joint depression type of calcaneal fractures fixed with locking calcaneal plate.Methods:In this series,28 patients (26 unilateral and 2 bilateral) with joint depression type of calcaneal fractures as per Essex-Lopresti classification system were operated on with locking calcaneal plate within 3 weeks of injury.Patients were evaluated in terms of associated injuries and X-rays of anteroposterior,lateral and axial views of the calcaneum.CT scan was done to assess the amount ofcomminution and articular depression.Patients were followed up clinically and radiologically at least for 1 year.Radiological assessment was done by Bohler's angle and Gissane's angle along with measurement ofcalcaneal height and width.Functional outcome was assessed using the American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scale.Results:At average follow-up of 14.5 months,average AOFAS score was 86.3 (range 66 to 97),with 86% having excellent to good results and 2 (7.7%) and 1 (3.7%) having fair and poor results respectively.All patients had stable ankle joint with all having dorsiflexion and plantar flexion more than 30°.Average subtalar range of motion was 17°.The mean Bohler's angle,mean Gissane's angle,calcaneal height and width were 25.47°,121.3°,4.32 cm and 3.81cm respectively at final follow-up.Three patients had flap necrosis at incision site and one had superficial and deep infection.Subtalar arthritis was seen in 5 patients,whereas sural nerve hypoaesthesia in 1 patient.None of the patients had compartment syndrome,heel pad problems,peroneal tendinitis,reflex sympathetic dystropy or implant failure.Conclusion:Open reduction and internal fixation with locking calcaneal plate gives sound functional outcome

  5. Calcaneal chondroblastoma with pathologic fracture and recurrence.

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    Dutt, Laksha; Schade, Valerie L; Manoso, Mark W

    2015-01-01

    Chondroblastomas account for 80% of cases. Local recurrence rates of ≤38% have been reported, most often because of inadequate resection, and have been associated with malignant conversion and metastasis. Adjuvant therapies can help minimize the incidence of local recurrence. Long-term follow-up examinations are recommended, given the protracted interval that can exist between recurrence and the potential for malignant conversion and metastasis. We present the case of a young, healthy, active male with a calcaneal chondroblastoma and associated pathologic fracture whose initial treatment consisted of curettage, hydrogen peroxide lavage, and allogeneic bone grafting. Recurrence developed at 15 months postoperatively and was treated with repeat curettage, high-speed burring, and reconstruction with steel Steinman pins and polymethylmethacrylate, resulting in no pain or recurrence at the 5-month follow-up point.

  6. Clinical Outcome Scoring of Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures

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    T. Schepers (Tim); M.J. Heetveld (Martin); P.G.H. Mulder (Paul); P. Patka (Peter)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractOutcome reporting of intra-articular calcaneal fractures is inconsistent. This study aimed to identify the most cited outcome scores in the literature and to analyze their reliability and validity. A systematic literature search identified 34 different outcome scores. The most cited outc

  7. Minimally invasive plate internal fixation for calcaneal fractures

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    SHAN Shu-lan; XU Jun-ling; YAO Shu-zhang; YU Guo-sheng; LIU Yu-qin

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To assess the clinical efficacy of minimally invasive plate internal fixation for the treatment of calcaneal fractures.Methods: Manual reduction, rectification of deformity,and cold compress with traditional Chinese medicine were used preoperatively to relieve swelling and pain. A small incision was made to expose the articular facet and to perform anatomic reduction and plate fixation. Self-made traditional Chinese pharmaceutics were applied postoperatively on the surface of the wound to accelerate bony union.Results: All the 40 patients were followed up for at least 1 year postoperatively. According to the Maryland scoring system, the excellent and good rate was 87.5%.Conclusion: Minimally invasive plate internal fixation has the advantages of relatively mild injury, reliable fixation,good recovery, and rare complications in the treatment of intraarticular fractures.

  8. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Displaced Calcaneum, Intra-Articular Fractures by Locking Calcaneal Plate

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    Santosha; Singh, Arambam Mahendra; Waikhom, Sanjib; Pakhrin, Vishal; Mukherjee, Sagnik; Debbarma, Rajkumar; Prashant, Prabhu Shrinivas

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Calcaneal fractures constitute the most common fractures in hindfoot. Lots of controversies exist in the management of calcaneal fractures but now-a-days, it is preferable to perform open reduction and internal fixation and early mobilizatation. Aim To evaluate the functional outcome after open reduction and internal fixation of displaced intra-articular fractures of the calcaneum by locking calcaneal plate. Materials and Methods The study was conducted in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from September 2013 to April 2016. Thirty intra-articular fractures of the calcaneum were treated by locking calcaneal plate. Patients were followed up for a period of 24 months. Bohler’s angle was measured in preoperative, immediate Post-operative period and after 2 years, follow-up was compared. Results were evaluated according to American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Score. Results After 24 months of follow-up, all 24 patients were available for evaluation. Radiological union was achieved in a mean time of 12.5 weeks. Mean duration of hospital stay was 21 days. Bohler’s angle was significantly higher after 2 years of follow-up when compared with preoperative x-ray. According to the AOFAS, Ankle–Hind foot Scale outcome score results were excellent in 43.3% of the patients, good in 33.3%, fair in 10%, and poor in 13.3% of patients. The mean AOFAS score was 79.9 (Range 49-96). Conclusion Open reduction and internal fixation of intra-articular fractures of the calcaneum with locking calcaneal plate gives good results. Maintenance of calcaneal height and Bohler’s angle helps to decrease the incidence of subtalar arthritis. PMID:28208957

  9. The Use of Calcaneal Anatomic Plate in Arthroscopically-assisted Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures

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    WANG Hong; ZHANG Qingsong; DUAN Deyu; YAN Lijun

    2006-01-01

    To discuss and evaluate the method and effect of using calcaneal anatomic plate in treatment of intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus with assistant of arthroscope, 86 intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus in 78 patients were reduced by open reduction, and rigid fixation was made with calcaneal anatomic plate under assistant of arthroscope. The average follow-up duration was 18 months (range 12-30 months). The effect of treatment was evaluated according to AOFAS and X-ray before and after operation. The results showed that 86 patients have obtained satisfactory reduction according to X-ray, and there was significant difference before and after operation (P<0.01), the total excellent and fine rate was 91.86 %. Treating intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus with calcaneal anatomic plate under arthroscope may provide more chance to achieve anatomical reconstruction, which can lead to satisfied recovery of function and few complication.

  10. Treatment of Calcaneal Fracture With Severe Soft Tissue Injury and Osteomyelitis: A Case Report.

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    Karns, Michael; Dailey, Steven K; Archdeacon, Michael T

    2015-01-01

    Advancements in surgical technique have resulted in the ability to reconstruct lower extremity injuries that would have previously been treated by amputation. Currently, a paucity of data is available specifically addressing limb amputation versus reconstruction for calcaneal fractures with severe soft tissue compromise. Reconstruction leaves the patient with their native limb; however, multiple surgeries, infections, chronic pain, and a poor functional outcome are very real possibilities. We present the case of a complex calcaneal fracture complicated by soft tissue injury and osteomyelitis that highlights the importance of shared decision-making between patient and surgeon when considering reconstruction versus amputation. This case exemplifies the need for open communication concerning the risks and benefits of treatment modalities while simultaneously considering the patient's expectations and desired outcomes.

  11. A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures.

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    Xu, Can; Liu, Hua; Li, Mingqing; Wang, Chenggong; Li, Kanghua

    A better understanding of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures, their effect on joint mechanics, and the relationship between altered mechanics and osteoarthritis could aid in the development or refinement of treatment methods. Finite element modeling is accepted as the reference standard for evaluating joint contact stresses. The objective of the present study was to analyze the in vivo joint mechanical data from finite element modeling for normal and injured subtalar joints. A 3-dimensional model of the ankle-hindfoot was developed and validated. Both height loss and width increases in the calcaneus were simulated. Next, they were used to investigate the relationship between calcaneal height or width and the contact mechanics of the posterior facet of the subtalar joint. The contact area/joint area ratio increased in the subtalar joint with injury when the calcaneal width increased. Moreover, the peak contact pressure and the proportion of the area under high contact pressure (>6 MPa) increased. The contact area/joint area ratio decreased with reduced calcaneal height, but the peak contact pressure remained almost constant. The width increases of the calcaneus somewhat limited the subtalar joint motion, especially for eversion; however, the height loss mostly resulted in subtalar rotatory instability. The height loss diminished the subtalar joint's stability in eversion, internal rotation, and external rotation. The results of the present study support the advisability of surgery for these complex injuries. Reestablishing the calcaneal height and width could restore the normal kinematics and contact stress distribution in the subtalar joint, improve the tibiotalar position, and diminish long-term degeneration in the ankle.

  12. Soft tissue assessment and intervention strategies to prevent postoperative wound complications in closed calcaneal fractures%软组织评估及干预策略对预防跟骨骨折术后伤口并发症的临床意义

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    王焱; 李公; 潘恒; 何矫; 路玉峰

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical significance of soft tissue assessment and intervention strategies to prevent postoperative wound complications in closed calcaneal fractures. Methods A prospeclive study over a 6-year period was conducted on 207 closed calcaneal fractures in 168 patients who had sought medical treatment in our department from February 2005 through July 2011 for closed calcaneal fractures.There were 152 men with 190 feet involved and 16 women with 17 feet involved.They were aged from 17 to 68 years (average,38.1 years).By Sanders classification,58 feet were of type Ⅱ,124 feet of type Ⅲ and 25 feet of type Ⅳ.A self-developed system of soft tissue assessment was adopted to evaluate the patients.including initial assessment and preoperative assessment, before clinical interventions were adopted accordingly. All patients were randomized into 3 groups who were taken care of by doctors with similar competence according to the same specified protocol.The associations were analyzed between initial soft tissue assessment and time interval from injury to operation, and between initial and preoperative soft tissue assessments and wound complications as well.The postoperative wound complications were compared between groups. Results The incidence of wound complications was 9.2% in this series.The initial soft tissue assessment was positively correlated with the time interval from injury to operation ( r =2.474,P =0.000),closely associated with the severity of the fracture (x2 =109.829,P =0.000),and significantly associated with the wound prognosis ( P < 0.05).Preoperative soft tissue assessment (including wrinkle test,capillary reaction test and percutaneous partial pressure of oxygen) had significant effects on the incidence of wound complications (x2 =440.961,P =0.000).There was no significant difference between the 3 groups in incidence of wound complications ( P > 0.05). Conclusion It is important to conduct perioperative soft tissue

  13. An outcomes assessment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures, using patient and physician's assessment profiles.

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    Kennedy, J G

    2012-02-03

    Thirty-six patients with intra-articular displaced calcaneal fractures were examined to determine both physician- and patient-based outcomes. Three groups were selected. Group A was treated with open reduction and internal fixation, group B was treated with open reduction internal fixation and supplemental bone graft augmentation and the patients in group C were treated with plaster cast immobilisation and no formal operative treatment. All cohorts were well matched for age, sex and severity of injury. Patients were evaluated using both the American Foot and Ankle Society Scoring System (AFASS) and the short form 36 (SF-36). Minimum time to follow up was 4 years. No significant difference was observed between the three groups with regards to pain and functional outcomes using the AFASS score (P>0.05). No difference was observed between the three groups using the SF-36 score (P>0.1). A statistically significant difference was observed, using radiological criteria, between both groups A and B when compared to the non-operative group C. The rate of wound infection in groups A and B was 31.5%. No correlation was found between the SF-36 score and the AFASS score. No correlation was found between the radiological score and either the SF-36 or the AFASS score. This study has found that the conservative treatment of calcaneal fractures can produce satisfactory outcomes with lower morbidity than surgically treated fractures.

  14. Risk of injury to vascular-nerve bundle after calcaneal fracture: comparison among three techniques

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    Labronici, Pedro José; Reder, Vitor Rodrigues; de Araujo Marins Filho, Guilherme Ferreira; Pires, Robinson Esteves Santos; Fernandes, Hélio Jorge Alvachian; Mercadante, Marcelo Tomanik

    2016-01-01

    Objective To ascertain whether the number of screws or pins placed in the calcaneus might increase the risk of injury when three different techniques for treating calcaneal fractures. Method 126 radiographs of patients who suffered displaced calcaneal fractures were retrospectively analyzed. Three surgical techniques were analyzed on an interobserver basis: 31 radiographs of patients treated using plates that were not specific for the calcaneus, 48 using specific plates and 47 using an external fixator. The risk of injury to the anatomical structures in relation to each Kirschner wire or screw was determined using a graded system in accordance with the Licht classification. The total risk of injury to the anatomical structures through placement of more than one wire/screw was quantified using the additive law of probabilities for the product, for independent events. Results All of the models presented high explanatory power for the risk evaluated, since the coefficient of determination values (R2) were greater than 98.6 for all the models. Therefore, the set of variables studied explained more than 98.6% of the variations in the risks of injury to arteries, veins or nerves and can be classified as excellent models for prevention of injuries. Conclusion The risk of injury to arteries, veins or nerves is not defined by the total number of pins/screws. The region and the number of pins/screws in each region define and determine the best distribution of the risk. PMID:27069891

  15. [Underfoot pressure distribution of a patient after fracture of the calcaneal bone and bilateral hallux amputation--case report].

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    Lorkowski, Jacek; Trybus, Marek; Hładki, Waldemar; Brongel, Leszek

    2006-01-01

    The aim of our study was to estimate underfoot pressure distribution of a patient after bilateral hallux amputation and the unilateral calcaneal bone fracture on the left side at the end of orthopaedic end rehabilitation treatment. The pedobarographic examination during bipedal standing revealed localisation of maximal pressure at H region on the side of fracture and on MT1 and H foot regions on the other side. After the and of orthopaedic treatment underfoot pressure distribution changes persists in spite of pain regression.

  16. Primary subtalar arthrodesis for the treatment of comminuted intra-articular calcaneal fractures.

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    Potenza, V; Caterini, R; Farsetti, P; Bisicchia, S; Ippolito, E

    2010-07-01

    We report the short- and mid-term results in six patients (seven feet) affected by markedly comminuted intra-articular calcaneal fractures (Sanders type IV), treated by primary subtalar arthrodesis. The average age at surgery was 40 years. In all patients, arthrodesis of the subtalar joint was performed using a limited lateral approach to the calcaneus; it was stabilised with two or three cannulated screws. No patient had a preliminary reduction and internal fixation of the fracture. The time from injury to surgery averaged 20 days because all of the patients had associated visceral and/or other skeletal injuries. All of the patients were followed up clinically and radiographically 2 times, at an average of 12 months and 53 months after surgery. At the short-term follow-up, the mean AOFAS score was 70 points; the X-rays showed a complete fusion of the subtalar joint in all seven feet, without any sign of osteoarthritis of the calcaneo-cuboid and the talo-navicular joints. In all cases, an altered shape of the calcaneus was present. At the mid-term follow-up, the mean AOFAS score increased to 85 points; in one patient, radiographic signs of osteoarthritis of the calcaneo-cuboid and the talo-navicular joints were present and, in another patient, only talo-navicular joint was present, although both patients were free from pain. The difference between the two AOFAS scores was statistically significant. We believe that primary subtalar arthrodesis performed for markedly comminuted Sanders type IV calcaneal fractures yielded good mid-term results, and it is especially indicated when surgical treatment is delayed for whatever reason. A preliminary open reduction and internal fixation to restore the normal height of the calcaneus before performing the subtalar arthrodesis, as suggested by several authors, does not seem indispensable to obtain good clinical results.

  17. 跟骨关节内骨折--手术治疗%Intraarticular calcaneal fractures Operative management

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    Tim Pohlemann; David Ring; Hartmut R.Siebert

    2004-01-01

    Evidence is lacking from these trials concerning the optimal procedure for treatment of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures. Clinical trials comparing different treatment , especially as they relate to potential risk fractors such as fracture classification, should be explored.%这些研究没有证明何种方法是治疗跟骨关节内移位骨折的最佳手术方法.应该对比较性临床研究进行探讨,尤其是不同治疗方法与潜在的风险因素如骨折类型的相关性.

  18. Operative treatment of displaced intra-calcaneal fractures%跟骨移位关节内骨折的手术治疗

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    梁军; 辛景义; 曹红彬

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical efficacies of displaced intra-calcaneal fractures with operative treatment.Methods From January 2005 to December 2010,103 calcaneal patients (92 males,11 females) were recruited.The mean age was 45.8 years old ( range:23 - 65 ).All received operative treatment.They included left calcaneal fractures (n =51 ),right calcaneal fractures (n =40) and bilateral calcaneal fractures (n =12 ).All patients were of closed fractures.According to the Sanders classification,there were type Ⅱ ( n =15 ),type Ⅲ ( n =75 ) and type Ⅳ ( n =13 ).A modified lateral approach with profiled plate fixation was adopted for all.Partial weight-bearing occurred at 6 weeks and full weight-bearing at 12 weeks.Function assessment was made with the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society anklehindfoot scale (AOFAS).Results The mean follow-up period was 18 months ( range:6 -30) and the mean healing duration 12 weeks (range:8 - 15 ).Two cases had incision dehiscence.After the removal of plate,the skin healed.Eight cases were associated with subtalus arthritis and painful walking.Three cases of caved calcaneal surface appeared after weight-bearing.According to the AOFAS foot score,the outcomes were excellent ( n =83 ),good ( n =13 ),fair ( n =5 ) and poor ( n =2 ).And the excellent and good rate was 93.2%.Conclusion With a modified lateral approach,displaced intra-calcaneal fracture may be treated with a satisfactory clinical efficacy.But an orthopedic surgeon should master skillful surgical techniques.%目的 探讨跟骨移位关节内骨折切开复位异型钢板手术治疗的临床疗效.方法 自2005年1月至2010年12月天津医院创伤骨科收治并获得随访的跟骨移位关节内骨折患者103例,男92例,女11例,年龄23 ~65岁,平均45.8岁.左跟骨51例,右跟骨40例,双跟骨骨折12例,均为闭合骨折,2例并发脊柱损伤.骨折根据Sander分型,SanderⅡ型15例,SanderⅢ型75例,SanderⅣ型13例.所有患者均应用改

  19. 外侧切口治疗跟骨骨折%Treatment of calcaneal fracture with the lateral incision

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    王树金; 孔丹辉; 张华俊; 陈建红; 蒋波逸

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the effects of lateral incision surgical in treatment of calcaneal fractures. Methods From September of 2009 to December of 2011 using the lateral incision surgical treatment of calcaneal fractures in 21 patients:15 males and 6 females;ages 31~65 years old, with an average of 48. 3 years old. Unilateral calcaneus in 19 cases, bilateral in 2 cases, fall injury in 17 feet, crush injury in 4 feet. According to Sanders type: type II 9 feet, type III 11 feet, type IV 3 feet. The surgery time was 5~12 days after injury. Results Follow-up of 10~24 months, with an average of 16 months. 3 feet with superficial necrosis of skin flap, scar healing after changing dressing;2 feet with lateral edge of the skin is numb. 17 feet postoperative X-ray films showed that the articular surface reset good, calcaneal height and width satisfactory recovery;6 feet postoperative Bohler angle and Gissane angle than before surgery significantly improved, but not completely back to normal. Conclusion The efficacy by Maryland scoring criteria:excellent in 13 feet, good in 6 feet, general in 4 feet, good rate of 82.6%. Lateral incision treat calcaneal fractures have such advantages:fracture lines revealed clear, subtalar articular surface and formation calcaneocuboid articular surface can recoverable to normal arch form and calcaneal width, and have enough space to place plates and screws, which will properly protected Soft tissue. Sanders II fractures and articular surface crushed Sanders III fractures is applicable.%目的:探讨外侧切口手术治疗跟骨骨折的效果。方法2009年9月~2011年12月采用外侧切口治疗跟骨骨折21例,男15例,女6例;年龄31~65岁,平均48.3岁。单侧足19例,双侧足2例。坠落伤17例,压砸伤4例。按Sanders分型:Ⅱ型9足、Ⅲ型11足、Ⅳ型3足。手术时间为伤后5~12 d。结果随访10~24个月,平均16个月。术后3足出现皮缘浅表坏死,经换药后瘢痕愈合;2足出

  20. Up-regulation of the chemo-attractive receptor ChemR23 and occurrence of apoptosis in human chondrocytes isolated from fractured calcaneal osteochondral fragments.

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    Sena, Paola; Manfredini, Giuseppe; Benincasa, Marta; Mariani, Francesco; Smargiassi, Alberto; Catani, Fabio; Palumbo, Carla

    2014-06-01

    To study the expression level of a panel of pro/anti-apoptotic factors and inflammation-related receptors in chondral fragments from patients undergoing surgical treatment for intra-articular calcaneal fractures, cartilage fragments were retrieved from calcaneal fractures of 20 patients subjected to surgical treatment. Primary cultures were performed using chondral fragments from fractured and control patients. Chondrocyte cultures from each patient of the fractured and control groups were subjected to immunofluorescence staining and quantitatively analyzed under confocal microscopy. Proteins extracted from the cultured chondrocytes taken from the fractured and control groups were processed for Western blot experiments and densitometric analysis. The percentage of apoptotic cells was determined using the cleaved PARP-1 antibody. The proportion of labelled cells was 35% for fractured specimens, compared with 7% for control samples. Quantification of caspase-3 active and Bcl-2 proteins in chondrocyte cultures showed a significant increase of the apoptotic process in fractured specimens compared with control ones. Fractured chondrocytes were positively stained for ChemR23 with statistically significant differences with respect to control samples. Densitometric evaluation of the immunoreactive bands confirmed these observations. Human articular chondrocytes obtained from patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures express higher levels of pivotal pro-apoptotic factors, and of the chemo-attractive receptor ChemR23, compared with control cultures. On the basis of these observations, the authors hypothesize that consistent prolonged chondrocyte death, associated with the persistence of high levels of pro-inflammatory factors, could enhance the deterioration of cartilage tissue with consequent development of post-traumatic arthritis following intra-articular bone fracture.

  1. Effect of Intraoperative Three-Dimensional Imaging During the Reduction and Fixation of Displaced Calcaneal Fractures on Articular Congruence and Implant Fixation

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    Eckardt, Henrik; Lind, Marianne

    2015-01-01

    articular displacement was 0 mm in 69% of the Sanders type 2 fractures and 57% of the Sanders type 3 fractures. Operation duration averaged 118 minutes, and there were no reoperations due to misplaced screws or plates. The average absorbed radiation dose per patient was 288 mGy·cm. CONCLUSION......: Intraoperative 3D imaging improved the articular reduction of the posterior facet and secured optimal implant position in displaced calcaneal fractures. Radiation dose to the patient was less than that of a normal foot computed tomography scan. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV, case series....

  2. 跟骨关节内骨折内固定手术临床报告%The Clinical Report of Inter-articular Calcaneal Fracture Fixation Surgery

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    陈家麟

    2011-01-01

    Objective Through inter-articular calcaneal fracture fixation surgery and complications study to evaluated the results of surgical technique with open reduction and internal fixation of the inter-articular calcaneal fractures,and controlled complications. Methods From February 2004 to October 2010,45 sides of calcaneal in 42 patients were treated with open reduction and plastic calcaneus titanium plate fixation Sanders Ⅰ~Ⅳ type fractures through lateral approach with lateral “L” shaped incision,part of cases supplemented by autogenous bone grafting when necessary. According to Sanders classification,3 sides were accounted for type Ⅰ ,20 for type Ⅱ , 17 for type Ⅲ ,5 for type Ⅳ. During operation,intraoperative lateral X-ray observation Bohlers and Gissanes angle,Broden view was made to evaluate the recovery of articular surface. Results Incision necrosis infection in 3 cases,sural nerve injury in one foot. X-axis and lateral radiography ,and patients were Maryland foot score standard evaluation results of operations,45 sides of calcaneal fractures in 42 patients were followed up for 2~36 months,average of 18 months. Excellent in 27,good in12 feet,fair in 4 feet,poor in 2,excellent and good rate was 86.7%. Conclusion Lateral “L” shaped incision,open reduction and internal fixation of calcaneal fractures,can be more satisfactory anatomical reduction and rigid fixation of calcaneal fractures. It is an effective way. Intraoperative flap incision must be carefully protected to prevent postoperative wound necrosis or infection.%目的 通过对跟骨关节内骨折内固定手术和并发症研究,探讨跟骨关节内骨折内固定手术方法和治疗效果,防治并发症.方法 2004年2月至2010年10月我科采用外侧"L"型切口、可塑形跟骨解剖钢板进行开放复位内固定,手术治疗Sanders分型Ⅰ~Ⅳ型跟骨骨折42 例45足,必要时行植骨.根据Sanders分型,Ⅰ型3足,Ⅱ型20足,Ⅲ型17足,Ⅳ型5足.术中

  3. 锁定加压钛板内固定治疗跟骨骨折%Application of locking compression plate in treatment of calcaneal fractures

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    董玉金; 童致虹; 张铁慧; 曾伟峰; 李靖年

    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical effect of the treatment for calcaneal fractures by locking compression plate.Methods From January 2008 to December 2011,30 patients with 40 calcaneal fractures were operated with locking compression plate.There were 25 males (33 feet) and 5 females (7 feet) with an average age of 44.8 years (range,22-60 years).Fifteen feet were on the left side,and 25 feet were on the right side.All patients had closed fractures,with complicated spinal injury in 2 patients.According to Sanders classification,20 feet were type Ⅱ[fractures,15 feet were type Ⅲ,and 5 feet were type Ⅳ.The lateral approach was adopted for all the patients in the treatment in which locking compression plate fixation was used but no external fixation.Early and suitable rehabilitation was carried out postoperatively.The patients could bear part of the loading six weeks after the operation and all the loading twelve weeks after the operation.The results were validated using the Anerican Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot scale.Results The patients were followed up for 8-20 months (average,12 months).Bone union occurred in all cases with roentgenographic evidence during 8-12 weeks postoperation (average,10 weeks).None of the patients had such complications as nerve injury or osteomyelitis.Incision dehiscence occurred in one case in which a little part of titanium plate and screw was exposed,but the incision was healed by dressing 1 month later.Two patients had subtalar arthritis and suffered from the pain while walking.Of the two patients,the pain was relieved for one after the operation of subtalar joint fusion,and the other was lost to the follow-up after he or she refused further treatment for economic reasons.According to AOFAS foot score standard,the effects of 20 cases were excellent,17 were good,and 3 were fair.The excellent and good rate was 92.5%.Conclusion The application of locking compression plate is an effective and satisfied

  4. Operative treatment of calcaneal fractures%跟骨骨折的手术治疗策略及疗效分析

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    陈滨; 黎润光; 王钢

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨跟骨骨折的受伤机制、临床分型、手术治疗方法及其疗效.方法 2005年6月至2009年5月共收治70例(83足)闭合性新鲜跟骨骨折患者,男45例,女25例;年龄18~62岁,平均38.3岁.骨折根据Essex-Lopresti分类:关节外骨折20足(前突骨折5足,体部骨折9足,结节部骨折3足,内外侧突骨折3足),关节内骨折63足(舌状骨折25足,关节压缩型骨折38足).63足关节内骨折根据Sanders分型:Ⅱ型30足,Ⅲ型21足,Ⅳ型12足.采用常规足外侧"L"形切开复位普通钢板或锁定钢板内固定50足,微创切开复位螺钉固定20足,撬拨复位克氏针(或加螺钉)固定13足.20足骨缺损>2 cm3,行骨移植治疗.术后采用美国足踝外科协会(AOFAS)踝与后足评分评价患者足部功能恢复情况. 结果 70例患者术后获12~30个月(平均18个月)随访.末次随访时70例患者83足AOFAS踝与后足评分平均为(90.3±11.0)分(48~100分).20足关节外骨折患者AOFAS踝与后足评分平均为(98.1±2.6)分(90~100分),无并发症发生.63足关节内骨折患者AOFAS踝与后足评分平均为(87.8±11.4)分(48~100分).并发症包括:切口皮缘坏死2足,经换药后创面闭合;腓肠神经损伤4足;距下关节创伤性关节炎10足. 结论 对于不同类型的跟骨骨折,术前慎重评估软组织损伤和骨折类型、程度,采用适当的治疗方法,可以获得较好疗效.关节外骨折的疗效明显优于关节内骨折.%Objective To investigate the injury mechanism, clinical classification, treatment methods and clinical results of calcaneal fractures. Methods From June 2005 to May 2009, 83 feet in 70 patients with calcaneal fractures were treated. According to Sanders and Essex-Lopresti classifications, 63 feet had intra-articular fractures (30 feet of type Ⅱ, 21 type Ⅲ, and 12 type Ⅳ ) and 20 feet had extra-articular fractures (3 feet of lateral condylar fracture, 5 anterior process fracture, 9 calcaneal body fracture

  5. 开放性跟骨关节内骨折的手术治疗%Surgical treatment of open intraarticular calcaneal fracture

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    孙洋; 曲家富; 曹利海; 闫荣亮

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate effect of surgical treatment for open intraarticular calcaneal fracture.Methods A total of 128 patients (141 feet) with open intraarticular calcaneal fracture combined with severe soft tissue injury were treated,in the early stage of treatment,the primary purposes were to achieve soft tissue coverage for wound healing,and to reduce calcaneal fracture for avoiding increase of skin tension and contracture of Achilles tendon.In the first stage operation,the fractures were reduced by drawing,prying or manual reduction to restore the width,height and length of calcaneus,and then fixed with screws or Kirschner wires.Finally vacuum sealing drainage(VSD) was used to cover wound according to degree of injury.In the second stage operation,open reduction and internal fixation or reconstruction of calcaneal thalamus combined with subtalar arthrodesis were used according to Sanders classification.Results All patients werefollowed up for 18 months to 6 years (average,40 months).The average wound healing time was 16 days,and the first rate healing rate was 90.8%.The total infection rate was 9.2%,including superficial infection rate of 7.8% and deep infection rate of 1.4%.According to AOFAS classification,functional recovery was excellent in 58 feet,good in 70 feet,fair in 10 feet and poor in 3 feet,the excellent and good rate was 90.8%.Conclusion For open intraarticular calcaneal fracture combined with severe soft tissue injury,different methods should be used according to degree of injury and fracture style.Usually,the VSD should be used for patients with severe soft tissue injury,which can significantly reduce infection rate and improve effect.%目的 探讨开放性跟骨关节内骨折手术治疗的有效方法.方法 对Gustilo Ⅱ型以上128例(141足)跟骨关节内骨折,早期解决软组织覆盖及伤口愈合问题,尽量恢复跟骨正常骨性结构,用螺钉或克氏针临时固定骨折,均采用VSD技术治疗为后期处理

  6. 改良外侧“L”形切口治疗跟骨关节内移位骨折%The effect of surgical treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture via modified lateral Lshaped incision

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    梁军; 辛景义; 曹红彬

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨改良外侧“L”形切口治疗跟骨关节内移位骨折的临床疗效.方法 自2005年1月至2011年10月收治跟骨关节内移位骨折患者133例143足,男125例,女8例;年龄19~65岁,平均43.2岁.左侧56例,右侧67例,双侧10例,均为闭合骨折.其中3例合并脊柱损伤.根据Sanders分型:Ⅱ型15足、Ⅲ型107足、Ⅳ型21足.均采用外侧改良“L”型切口,切开复位异型钢板内固定.术后均未给予石膏外固定,早期行踝关节功能练习,术后6周部分负重,12周完全负重.采用美国足与踝关节外科协会(American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society,AOFAS)踝与后足功能评分系统评价术后足踝功能.结果 125例135足获得随访(8例8足术后12周后失访),随访时间12~28个月,平均18.5个月.骨折均愈合,愈合时间8~16周,平均13周.无神经损伤,骨髓炎.4足切口裂开,骨折愈合内固定钢板取出后皮肤愈合.17足发生距下关节创伤性关节炎,行走时疼痛.5足负重后关节面出现塌陷.根据AOFAS踝与后足功能评分系统,优94例、良29例、可14例、差6例,优良率为92.9%.结论 应用改良外侧切口切开复位异型钢板内固定治疗跟骨关节内移位骨折可以获得满意疗效,但在临床应用中需要掌握熟练手术技术.%Objective To explore clinical effect of surgical treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures via modified lateral L-shaped incision.Methods From January 2005 to October 2011,133patients (143 feet) with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures,including 125 males and 8 females,aged from 19 years to 65 years (average,43.2 years),underwent open reduction and internal fixation via modified lateral L-shaped incision.There were 56 cases of left calcaneal fractures,67 cases of right calcaneal fractures,and 10 cases of bilateral calcaneal fractures,and all of them were closed fracture.According to Sanders classification,15 feet were classified as type Ⅱ,107 type

  7. Fracture Union in Closed Interlocking Nail in Humeral Shaft Fractures

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    Ramji Lal Sahu; Rajni Ranjan; Ajay Lal

    2015-01-01

    Background:Fracture shaft humerus is a major cause of morbidity in patients with upper extremity injuries.The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of interlocking nail in humeral shaft fractures.Methods:This study was conducted in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in SMS and R Sharda University from January 2010 to November 2013.Seventy-eight patients were recruited from emergency and out-patient department having a close fracture of humerus shaft.All patients were operated under general anesthesia and closed reamed interlocking nailing was done.All patients were followed for 9 months.Results:Out of 78 patients,69 patients underwent union in 90-150 days with a mean of 110.68 days.Complications found in four patients who had nonunion,and five patients had delayed union,which was treated with bone grafting.All the patients were assessed clinically and radiologically for fracture healing,joint movements and implant failure.The results were excellent in 88.46% and good in 6.41% patients.Complete subjective,functional,and clinical recovery had occurred in almost 100% of the patients.Conclusions:The results of the present study indicates that in the presence of proper indications,reamed antegrade intramedullary interlocked nailing appears to be a method of choice for internal fixation of osteoporotic and pathologic fractures.

  8. 空心钉治疗跟骨骨折疗效分析%Effective analysis of calcaneal fractures treated with the hollow screw

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    赵航; 薛锋; 单连成; 徐雪荣; 张东

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨空心钉治疗跟骨骨折的临床疗效.方法 对75例跟骨骨折患者中38例(45足)用空心钉治疗,37例(45足)用钢板内固定治疗.记录两组患者的手术时间、术中出血量、骨折愈合时间及术后功能,对两种疗效进行对比.结果 75例患者均获得随访,时间6~18(10.32±2.18)个月.空心钉组优良率为93.33%,钢板组优良率为91.11%,两组疗效差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).与钢板组比较,空心钉组的手术时间和术中出血量明显缩短或者减少,差异有统计学意义(P0.05);两组并发症发生率差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 空心钉治疗跟骨骨折能有效防止关节面复位后再塌陷及骨折端再移位,手术简便、手术创伤小,是治疗跟骨骨折较理想的一种方法.%Objective To explore the curative effect of calcaneal fractures treated with the hollow screw. Methods 75 patients with calcaneal fractures in our hospital were studied, 38 patients ( 45 feet ) were treated with the hollow screw, 37 patients ( 45 feet ) were treated with plate fixation. The operation time, blood loss, fracture healing time, and postoperative functional scores were recorded in two groups, and the therapeutic effect in two groups was compared. Results 75 cases were followed up from 6 to 18 months( average 10. 32 ±2. 18 months ). The excellent and good rate was 93. 33% in hollow screw group, and 91. 11% in plate group. There was no significant difference between two groups ( P >0. 05 ). The operative time and volume of blood loss in hollow screw group were significantly shorter or reduced than those in plate group, the difference was statistically significant ( P 0. 05 ). The incidence of complications was no significant difference in two groups( P > 0. 05 ). Conclusions The hollow screw in treatment of calcaneal fractures can effectively prevent the collapse of the articular surface and re-displacement again. It is very simple with less surgical trauma. It is a way

  9. 钢板内固定与外固定架治疗跟骨骨折效果比较%PLATE INTERNAL FIXATION VERSUS EXTERNAL FIXATOR IN THE TREATMENT OF CALCANEAL FRACTURES

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    李玉椿; 杨斌; 王振宇

    2012-01-01

    目的 分析比较切开复位钢板内固定和闭合复位外固定架治疗跟骨骨折的效果.方法 钢板内固定组43侧,采用切开复位钢板内固定治疗;外固定架组19侧,采用闭合复位外固定治疗,术后测量Bohler角,按Marry Land评分系统进行效果评定.结果 钢板内固定组优34侧,良6侧,可3侧,优良率93%;外固定架组优14侧,良5侧,优良率100%.两种治疗方法疗效比较差异无显著性(P>0.05).钢板内固定组术后2例出现切口拐角处感染不愈合,1例深部感染.结论 两种方法治疗跟骨关节内骨折均取得满意的疗效,但外固定架治疗跟骨骨折简单易行,降低了手术切口不愈合及神经肌腱损伤的风险,是一种可靠的治疗办法.%Objective To compare the effectiveness between open reduction plus plate internal fixation and closed reduction plus external fixator in the treatment of calcaneal fractures. Methods Forty-three patients with calcaneal fractures were treated with open reduction and internal plate fixation, and 19 received closed reduction plus external fixation. Postoperatively, the Bohler Angle was measured, and the efficacy was assessed according to Marry Land scoring system. Results In plate fixation group: 34 were excellent, six were good, and three were improved, the excellent and good rate being 93%. In external fixation group, 14 were excellent and five were good, the excellent and good rate being 100%. The difference between the two groups was no significant in regard to the two methods of therapy (P>0. 05). In plate fixation group, postoperative infection occurred in two cases and did not heal, one with deep-part infection. Conclusion Both therapies can obtain satisfactory for intra-articular fracture of calcis, but external fixation is simple and easy to perform, being a reliable therapy, which decreases the risk of wound disunion, and injury of nerve and tendon.

  10. 跟骨骨折术后并发症的分析及预防策略%Analysis of postoperative complications of calcaneal fractures and prevention strategies

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    刘彦

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the intra-articular calcaneal fracture fixation complications, causes, prevention and policy. Methods For intra-articular calcaneal fractures in 82 feet for an open reduction and internal fixation and treatment, routine use of perioperative antibiotics to prevent infection, follow-up time of 5 to 35 months, an average of 10 months. Results In accordance with Marryland Foot Score were evaluated, the affected foot function fine 27 feet, good 42 feet, 13 feet. Early complications occurred in this group of 16 feet, the rate was 19. 5% , of which 9 feet cut edge of skin necrosis, wound infection in 4 foot, 2 foot wound rejection, sural nerve injury in 1 foot. Later stage of the subtalar joint chronic pain, significantly affect walking 6 feet, the rate was 7%. Conclusion Intra-articular calcaneal fracture fixation complications and anatomical characteristics of the calcaneus and calcaneal fracture mechanisms, but through effective measures to reduce the incidence of complications, complications after the treatment according to the situation accordingly.%目的 探讨跟骨关节内骨折内固定手术并发症的原因、预防和策略.方法 对77例82足跟骨关节内骨折进行了切开复位内固定治疗,围手术期常规应用抗生素预防感染,随访时间5 ~35个月,平均10个月.结果 按照Marryland足部评分系统(Marrryland Foot Score)评价术后功能,患足功能优27足,良42足,可13足.本组发生早期并发症16足,发生率为19.5%,其中切口边缘皮肤坏死9足,伤口感染4足,伤口排异反应2足,腓肠神经损伤1足.晚期出现距下关节慢性疼痛、明显影响行走6足,发生率为7%.结论 跟骨关节内骨折内固定手术并发症与跟骨解剖特点、跟骨骨折机制、手术方式、手术切口的选择、复位效果以及固定方式有关,但可以通过有效的措施减少并发症的发生,出现并发症后可根据情况作出相应的处理.

  11. Treatment of plastic Titanium plate on fixation of calcaneal fractures%可塑钛板内固定治疗跟骨骨折

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    崔庆元

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the plastic plate fixation of calcaneal fractures. Methods Totally 22 patients, 18 males, 10 cases of left foot, right foot 7 cases in which both feet 1 female 4 cases , 3 cases of left foot right foot in 1 case. The average age of 22 -44 years old 33 years old. Are fall injuries. Are blunt trauma, the use of L - shaped lateral calcaneal incision subperiosteal dissection to expose the subtalar and calcaneocuboid joints, so Bohler recovery to 30° angle or so, with a plastic titanium plate. Results After 2 feet skin flap with partial necrosis of subcutaneous infection in which a foot, some exposed steel, dressing healed. Patients were followed up using Maryland foot score excellent joint function rate of 88%. Conclusions Plastic plate fixation of calcaneal fractures, if done correctly, results are quite satisfactory.%目的 探讨可塑钛板内固定治疗跟骨骨折.方法 本组22例,男性18例,左足10例,右足7例,其中双足1例,女性4例,左足3例,右足1例.年龄22 ~44岁,平均33岁.均为坠落伤.均为闭合性损伤,采用跟骨外侧L型切口骨膜下剥离,显露距下关节及跟骰关节,使B(o)hler角恢复至30°左右,用可塑钛合金钢板固定.结果 术后两足切口皮缘有部分坏死其中1足出现皮下感染,钢板部分外露,换药愈合.术后随访采用Maryland足部评分法关节功能优良率达88%.结论 可塑钛板内固定治疗跟骨骨折,只要方法得当,效果十分理想.

  12. 开放性跟骨骨折的早期规范化治疗%Early and standard treatment of open calcaneal fractures

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    龚晓峰; 武勇; 王岩; 王满宜; 贺良

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨开放性跟骨骨折的早期规范化治疗,以期降低骨髓炎、下肢截肢的发生率.方法 2005年10月-2006年10月收治开放性跟骨骨折16例17处,其男12例13处,女4例4处;平均年龄31岁.应用规范化治疗:伤后急诊手术清创,大量等渗盐水、过氧化氢、碘伏冲洗.根据全身情况及骨折类型分别进行Ⅰ期手法整复石膏托外固定和Ⅰ期多克氏针经皮固定.待软组织消肿后,经外侧切口行切开复位内固定.术后平均随访6个月,采用美国足踝外科协会(AOFAS)踝-后足功能评分评估并发症发生率.结果 本组患者未截肢;伤口浅表感染、深部感染及骨髓炎各1例;伤口延迟愈合及足底皮肤坏死各1例.结论 早期规范化治疗能够显著降低伤口感染率,从而预防骨髓炎的发生,并为Ⅱ期手术处理骨折提供良好的软组织条件.%Objective To discuss early and standard treatment of open calcaneal fractures so as to lower incidence of amputation and osteomyelitis. Methods From October 2005 to October 2006,16 cases of 17 open calcaneal fractures were treated in our department.There were 12 males(13 fractures)and 4 females at a mean age of 31 years.All cases were treated with the sanle early treatment protocol,including emergent debridement,and lavaging with normal saline,H2O2 and iodide solutions.All cases were immobilized with plaster or multiple K-wires according to systemic condition and fracture type.With detumescence of the soft tissues.open reduction and internal fixation was done via lateral incision.The patients were followed up for mean six months and the incidence rate of complications evaluated bv American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society(AOFAS)scale. Resuits No amputation was found.but there was one case with osteomyelitis.one with superficial infection and one with deep infection.Delayed skin union was found in one case and plantar skin necrosis in one. Conclusion Early and standard treatment of open

  13. External fixation and gradual limb lengthening for complicated delayed calcaneal fractures: report of 12 cases%距下关节截骨缓慢延长治疗陈旧性跟骨骨折

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    范伟力; 王子明; 赵玉峰; 吴思宇; 王雨; 孙红振; 王爱民

    2011-01-01

    目的 伴有距下关节损伤的陈旧性跟骨骨折,目前主要是采用距下关节原位融合术和距下关节牵伸骨块植入融合术治疗,在此介绍一种新手术方式,距下关节截骨外固定支架缓慢延长手术,并评估其疗效.方法 12例15足(单足9例,双足3例)陈旧性跟距关节骨折脱位,年龄16~53岁,平均33.6岁.闭合性7例(10足),开放型性5例(5足).开放性损伤中3例严重多发伤病人手术时伤口已愈合2个月以上,2例伤口仍未愈合.均采用距下关节截骨牵伸融合新方法治疗,术中行内、外侧骨突切除、距下关节截骨与植骨、Orthofix外固定支架固定,术后7~10天延长,至距下关节间隙牵开1~2cm、跟骨高度和Bohler角基本恢复正常时结束延长,2~3个月后距下关节骨性融合后取出外固定支架开始负重行走.结果 12例(15足)得到了6~50个月的随访,伤口均愈合,无皮肤坏死.距下关节在3~6个月(平均3.7个月)得到骨性融合.采用美国骨科足踝外科学会(AOFAS)评分标准,平均由术前的24.2分提高到术后随访时的76.8分.结论 距下关节截骨缓慢延长治疗陈旧性跟骨骨折是一种新的有效治疗方法;无皮肤坏死、无需植骨和内固定;用于开放性陈旧性跟骨骨折的治疗可明显缩短疗程.%Objective For delayed calcaneal fractures accompanied by subtalar joint injury, the most common treatment is the use of in situ subtalar arthrodesis and subtalar distraction bone-hlock arthrodesis. In this study,we introduced a novel surgical treatment, subtalar osteotomy with external fixation and limb lengthening, and assessed its efficacy. Methods Totally 12 cases ( 15 feet) of delayed calcaneal fractures accompanied by severe subtalar joint injury were treated with this method. The patients ranged in age from 16 to 54 years, with an average age of 33. 6 years. And seven cases were closed injury, others were opened injury. The protruding lateral calcaneus was

  14. 足跟部软组织剥脱伤合并跟骨骨折的手术治疗%Surgery treatment of heel soft tissue denudation injury associated with calcaneal fractures

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    黄恩铭

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the treatment methods and clinical efficacy of heel soft tissue denudation injury associated with calcaneal fractures.Methods 16 cases of heel soft tissue denudation injury associated with calcaneal fractures were undergone surgery.Firstly,a thorough debridement were applied,secondly calcaneal fractures were treated with open reduction,plate fixation and bone graft complex with antibiotics.Results All soft tissue denudation injury flap survived,while skin necrosis occurred in two cases,but wounds healed by short-term of changing dress-ing.All patients were followed up from 6 months to 24 months,no chronic soft tissue infections and osteomyelitis. Fracture healing time was 15 ~22 weeks.The last follow-up for AOFAS ankle-hind foot functional scores:excellent in 6 cases,good in 8,fair in 1.Conclusions For the heel soft tissue denudation injury associated with calcaneal frac-tures,thorough firstly debridement can provide good soft tissue conditions for the second phase fracture fixation, which can achieve satisfactory effect.%目的:探讨足跟部软组织剥脱伤合并跟骨骨折的临床治疗方法及疗效。方法对16例足跟软组织剥脱伤合并跟骨骨折患者行一期清创、二期跟骨骨折切复钢板内固定加带抗生素人工骨植骨术。结果患者足跟部剥脱伤皮瓣均一期成活(其中有2例术后初期出现表皮部分坏死,经短期换药创面顺利愈合)。患者均获得随访,时间6~24个月。未并发慢性软组织感染、骨髓炎。骨折愈合时间为15~22周。末次随访 AOFAS踝-后足功能评分:优6例,良8例,中2例。结论足跟软组织剥脱伤合并跟骨骨折,一期清创为二期骨折内固定提供良好的软组织条件,可取得满意疗效。

  15. Delayed presentation of pseudoaneurysm complicating closed humeral fracture: MR diagnosis

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    Harris, O. [Dept. of Radiology, Whiston Hospital, Liverpool (United Kingdom); Roche, C.J.; Torreggiani, W.C.; Munk, P.L. [Dept. of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital (Canada); Ritchie, D.A.; McWilliams, R. [Dept. of Radiology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital (United Kingdom); Jane, M. [Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital (United Kingdom)

    2001-11-01

    Vascular injuries resulting from closed fractures of the humerus are rare. We describe two patients who developed unsuspected pseudoaneurysms following closed humeral fracture. Both patients presented with a mass, suspicious for malignancy. In each case, diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging. (orig.)

  16. Fracture Union in Closed Interlocking Nail in Humeral Shaft Fractures

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    Ramji Lal Sahu

    2015-01-01

    Conclusions: The results of the present study indicates that in the presence of proper indications, reamed antegrade intramedullary interlocked nailing appears to be a method of choice for internal fixation of osteoporotic and pathologic fractures.

  17. 软组织损伤评估处理对跟骨骨折术后感染的意义%Classified Treatments of Soft-tissue Injury in Preventing Postoperative Infection in Patients with Calca-neal Fracture

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    徐生根; 肖坚; 吴维剑

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical significance of soft tissue assessment and classification treat⁃ment for the prevention of postoperative infection in the patients with calcaneal fractures. Methods We re⁃cruited 91 patients who underwent open reduction and reconstruction plate internal fixation operation for closed calcaneal fractures (103 feet). All patients were randomly divided into a control group and an evaluation group. In the control group, there were 36 men (40 feet) and 7 women (8 feet). They aged from 18 to 72 years (average 38.5 years). By Sanders classification, 11 feet were of type Ⅱ, 21 feet of type Ⅲ and 8 feet of type IV. All con⁃trol patients with preoperative soft tissue injury underwent the conventional preparation processing, and preopera⁃tive assessment of soft tissue and classification treatment was not carried out. In the evaluation group, there were 39 men (44 feet) and 9 women (11 feet). They aged from 19 to 71 years(average 39.6 years). By Sanders classifi⁃cation,12 feet were of type Ⅱ, 23 feet of type Ⅲ, and 9 feet of type IV. They underwent soft tissue assessment using criteria for preoperative assessment and also underwent classification treatment. Results The control group of 43 patients were followed up for 13~17 months (average 14.5 months). There were 5 cases of postopera⁃tive wound infection, and the infection rate was 16.3%. In the evaluation group, 48 cases were followed up for 14-22 months (average 16.1 months), and only 2 cases had wound infection after surgery, and the infection rate was 4.17%. The infection rates in the two groups were different significantly (P<0.05). Conclusion It is im⁃portant to conduct preoperative skin and soft tissue assessments and classification treatment, as an intervention strategy for calcaneal fractures. It can significantly reduce the rate of wound infection after fracture of calcaneus.%目的:探讨皮肤软组织损伤评估及分级处理对预防跟骨骨折术后切

  18. Effect of different hemostasis methods on operative incision healing of calcaneal fracture%不同止血方法对跟骨骨折手术切口愈合的影响

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    代灿; 苟景跃; 邓子龙; 张晓星

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察和对比分析电凝止血、钳夹止血及压迫止血对跟骨骨折手术切口愈合的影响。方法收集2012年12月~2015年12月收治的60例66足跟骨骨折患者临床资料,其中男性48例,女性12例;年龄18~59岁,平均36.6岁。均经跟骨外侧L形切口行切开复位钛板内固定术,术中止血方法分别采用电凝止血、钳夹止血及压迫止血。记录三组患者年龄、骨折分型、伤后至手术时间、手术时间、切口干燥时间、切口愈合时间、切口并发症发生率及足部功能Maryland评分等,并进行统计学分析。结果在切口干燥时间、切口愈合时间及切口并发症等方面钳夹止血组显著优于电凝止血组和压迫止血组(P<0.05),而电凝止血组和压迫止血组之间无显著性差异(P>0.05),三组足部功能Maryland评分无显著性差异(P>0.05)。结论跟骨骨折术中行钳夹止血可明显降低切口并发症的发生率。%Objective To observe and compare the effects of electrocoagulation hemostasis, forceps hemo-stasis and compression hemostasis on the operative incision healing in calcaneal fracture patients.Methods From Dec.2012 to Dec.2015,60 patients with calcaneal fracture were treated.Among them 48 were male and 12 were fe-male ranged from 18 to 59 years(average,36.6 years).All cases (66 calcaneal fractures) were treated by open re-duction and internal fixation through L-type calcaneal lateral incision.Intra-operative hemostasis methods included the electrocoagulation hemostasis, forceps hemostasis and compression hemostasis. Indexes such as age, fracture classification,time from injury to operation,operation time,drying time and healing time of the incision,incidence of incision-related complications and Maryland foot function score among the 3 groups were recorded and statistically analyzed.Results The forceps hemostasis group was significantly better than the electrocoagulation

  19. Clinical usefulness of calcaneal measurements using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry

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    Kohno, Jun [Nagasaki Saiseikai Hospital (Japan); Nakata, Tomoko; Ito, Masako

    1999-07-01

    To investigate the clinical usefulness of calcaneal measurement using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), the ability to detect bone loss and fracture risk were evaluated in comparison with spinal bone mineral density (BMD) measured using DXA and quantitative CT (QCT) and with calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS). Furthermore, to investigate the region in calcaneus in which to detect bone change sensitively, the ability to detect bone loss and fracture risk were also evaluated using new regions of interest (ROIs) that were manually defined. The subjects were 165 healthy women, and 188 female patients with fracture, estrogen deficiency, and steroid-induced osteoporosis. Calcaneal BMD with some manually defined ROIs showed lower precision and less sensitivity in detecting bone loss than BMD measured with automatically defined ROIs. Calcaneal DXA, spinal DXA, and QCT demonstrated significant age-related bone loss, and all measurements could discriminate fracture cases from non-fracture cases. Calcaneal DXA could discriminate the bone loss associated with estrogen deficiency as well as spinal DXA. Furthermore, calcaneal measurements showed a greater ability to detect steroid-induced bone loss than spinal DXA, probably because this group included subjects of advanced age with spondylosis. In conclusion, calcaneal DXA is useful to assess BMD in subjects who are not suitable for spinal measurement, although the ability to detect age-related bone loss in calcaneal DXA is less than in spinal measurements. (author)

  20. Ulnar nerve palsy after closed forearm fracture: a case report

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    Levent Kucuk

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Closed double bone forearm fractures are among the most common fractures of childhood. These fractures often heal without problems with closed reduction and casting. The leading complications are known as malunion and compartment syndrome. The reports about nerve injuries related with these fractures are very limited. We present an eight years old boy who admitted to our hospital with ulnar nerve palsy symptomps three months after his initial trauma. His initial trauma was a simple fall which caused radius and ulna fractures. Radiological assessment showed proper union of the fractures. We performed surgical exploration to the ulnar nerve. We found a trapped and damaged nerve in the fracture region. Even though the rate of complications about nerve injuries are extremely rare in forearm fractures, neurologic examinations should be performed before and after the reduction maneuvers. Neurologic examination will be not only a guide for fracture management but also an important point for medicolegal problems. [Hand Microsurg 2012; 1(1.000: 30-32

  1. Fracture of open- and closed-cell metal foams

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    Onck, P; van Merkerk, R.; Raaijmakers, A; De Hosson, JTM

    2005-01-01

    Two closed cell aluminium foams and one open cell nickel-chromium foam were subjected to microstructural characterization, in situ fracture tests and fractography. The failure process of the open cell foam was observed to be rather ductile, while that of the closed cell foams was found to be brittle

  2. Anatomy Titanium Plate and Bone Graft for Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures Rating%解剖钛钢板加植骨术对跟骨骨折的治疗效果评价

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    杨国涛

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the anatomy of the titanium plate and bone graft for the treatment of calcaneal fractures. Methods 30 patients in our hospital 33 patients with fractures of the heel joint for the study were given anatomical titanium plate and bone graft treatment, analyze its therapeutic effect. Results Al patients were fol owed up foot in 1-2 years after treatment, postoperative complication rate 6.1%; Maryland Foot Score draw its excel ent rate was 90.9%. Conclusion he Anatomy of titanium plate and bone graft treatment of calcaneal fracture treatment significantly, the prognosis is good, worthy of promotion in clinical practice.%目的:评价解剖钛钢板加植骨术对跟骨骨折的治疗效果。方法选取我院收治的30例33足跟关节内骨折患者为研究对象,均给予解剖钛钢板加植骨术治疗,分析其治疗效果。结果所有患足在治疗后均随访1~2年,术后并发症发生率为6.1%;Maryland 足部评分标准得出其优良率为90.9%。结论解剖钛钢板加植骨术治疗跟骨骨折的治疗效果显著,预后效果好,值得在临床上推广。

  3. 促进跟骨骨折内固定术后切口愈合的护理对策%Nursing Strategy of Promoting Incision Healing After Internal Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures

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    吴惠冰; 杜雪莲

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate nursing strategy of promoting incision healing after internal fixation of calcaneal fractures. Methods 121 patients with internal fixation of calcaneal fractures were divided into two groups. 60 cases of control group received routine nursing, while 61 cases of observation group received swelling care, pain care and wound care on the basis of routine nursing. The clinical outcomes were compared. Results Among 61 cases of observation group, there were 56 cases of incision healing within 14 days, 4 cases of poor partial involution (healing after one month of treatment) and one case of unhealed incision (caused by allograft rejection). Among 60 cases of control group, there were 39 cases of incision healing within 14 days, 15 cases of poor partial involution (healed after one month of treatment) and 6 cases of necrosis of local skin of incision (healing at 2 months after treatment). Conclusions Nursing intervention can promote the incision healing of calcaneal fractures surgery.%目的:探讨促进跟骨骨折内固定术后切口愈合的护理对策。方法将121例跟骨骨折内固定手术患者分为观察组及对照组,观察组在常规护理基础上,加强肿胀护理、疼痛护理、伤口护理,对照组予常规护理,比较两组的临床效果。结果观察组61例患者有56例切口14天愈合,4例切口局部对合差,经治疗1月内愈合,1例伤口不愈,为异体骨排斥引起;对照组60例患者有39例切口14天愈合,15例患者切口局部对合差,经治疗1月内愈合,6例患者伤口局部皮肤坏死,术后2个月愈合。结论护理干预可以促进跟骨骨折术后切口的愈合。

  4. Effects of irrigation plus drainage on postoperative wound complications in calcaneal fractures QU%冲洗引流对预防跟骨骨折术后切口并发症的作用

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    曲文庆; 王丹; 陈明齐; 周智勇; 孙涛; 赵孟臣; 于敏; 夏江

    2008-01-01

    Objective To compare the effects of irrigation plus drainage versus sole drainage on wound complications after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of calcaneal fractures. Methods From June 2003 to Decemher 2006,107 calcaneal fractures (92 cases)were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using a lateral approach. Of them.63 fractures (group A) were managed with irrigation plus drainage, and 44 fractures (group B) received drainage without irrigation. Postoperative wound complications, including incision infection, ecchymoma, blistering, sloughing, dehiscence, necrosis and exposure of implants. Were compared between the 2 groups by t-test. Results Postoperative wound complications occurred in 4 fractures (4 times)in group A and in 11 fractures (15 times)in group B. The difference in postoperative wound complication rate between group A (6.3%) and group B (25.0%) was statistically significant (χ2=7.476,P<0.05). Conclusion Drainage plus irrigation plays a positive role in the prevention of wound complications after ORIF of calcaneal fractures.%目的 通过比较冲洗引流与单纯引流在跟骨骨折内固定术后预防切口并发症方面的价值,探讨切口冲洗引流在跟骨骨折钢板内固定围手术期的意义.方法 对2003年6月至2006年12月间采用外侧入路切开复位钢板内固定治疗的92例107侧跟骨骨折患者进行回顾性分析,其中术后冲洗引流(A组)63侧,术后单纯引流(B组)44侧,A、B两组经两独立样本t检验排除年龄、坠落高度、开放伤、术前时间、止血带及抗生素使用时间等干扰冈素.从切口感染、皮下血肿形成、表皮水疱、切口裂开、皮缘坏死、钢板外露等方面比较两组的结果,并对两组切口并发症发生率进行χ2检验.结果 A组63侧跟骨手术后4侧(4次)发生切口相关并发症,发牛率为6.3%;其中1侧为可疑伤口感染,3侧发生表皮水疱.B组44侧跟骨手术后11侧(15次)发牛切口

  5. Effect of sustentaculum tali screw placement after open reduction and internal fixation of intraarticular calcaneal fractures%切开复位内固定跟骨关节内骨折后载距突固定效果

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    强敏菲; 陈雁西; 张坤; 李浩博; 戴号

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of sustentaculum tali screw placement on outcomes following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of intraarticular calcaneal fractures.Methods A retrospective analysis was made on 139 patients with intraarticular calcaneal fractures treated by ORIF from April 2008 to January 2012.According to Sanders classification,there were 9 patients with type Ⅱ fractures,87 with type Ⅲ fractures and 43 with type Ⅳ fractures.Fracture reduction followed by placement of calcaneal anatomic plate or anatomic locking plate was performed via calcaneal lateral L-shape incision.All the patients received X-rays and CT scans within postoperative 2 weeks.Placement of screws in sustentaculum tail was detected by CT volume rendering to visualize implants combined with multiplanar reconstruction imaging (MPR).Patients were divided into accurate fixation group (Group A,n =28),marginal fixation group (Group B,n =58),and non-fixation group (Group C,n =53) based on radiological results.Intra-and peri-operative parameters,time to partial weight-bearing,time to full weight-bearing,fracture healing time,and clinical outcome were compared among groups.Functional outcome was assessed using American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle Hindfoot Scale.Results Postoperative X-rays indicated accurate fixation of sustentaculum tail in 64 patients,marginal fixation in 22,and non-fixation in 53,but CT images manifested accurate fixation in 28 patients,marginal fixation in 58,and non-fixation in 53.Group A had operation duration of (93 ±11) min and intraoperative blood loss of (252 ± 27) ml,longer or higher than those in Group B [(85 ±8) min,(194±16) ml] and Group C [(57±6) min,(136 ±13) ml] (P<O.05).There was no significant difference in mean hospital stay among the three groups (P > 0.05).Ninety-two patients were followed-up for 12-38 months (mean 18.5 months) and 85 patients completed foot and ankle exercise as planned

  6. Effect of SKy bone expander system by percutaneous osteoplasty in treatment calcaneal fracture%采用Sky骨扩张器经皮跟骨成形术治疗跟骨骨折

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    陈海涛; 杨朝华; 梁群英; 李启中; 郭海欧; 杜国聪; 区杰雄

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effect of percutaneous osteoplasty with SKy bone expander system in the treatment of calcaneal fracture.Methods 63 feet of 55 patients with calcaneal fractures were involved in this study.According to Sanders fracture classification including 38 feet of Sanders Ⅱ,18 feet of Sanders Ⅲ,7 feet of Sanders Ⅳ.There were 6 to 16 days interval between the injuries and the surgeries.The patients were treated by percutaneous osteoplasty with the SKy bone expander system.The standard of operation was the satisfaction of reduction and Bohler's and Gissane's angles under X-ray.Results All of 63 feet of 55 patients were followed up for average 22 months.According to the criterion of therapeutic effect,the results were as follows:excellent in 30 cases,good in 26 cases,fair in 7cases,and no poor case.The excellent and good rate was 88.9%.Conclusion Percutaneous osteoplasty with SKy bone expander system in the treatment of calcaneal fracture,especially in reduction and fixation of Sanders type Ⅱ and Sanders type Ⅲ,can recover Bohler's and Gissane's angles,significantly shorten the duration of illness,and has fast recovery and can possess satisfactory curative effect,and it is worth popularizing.%目的 探讨采用Sky骨扩张器经皮跟骨成形术治疗跟骨骨折的临床疗效.方法 该组55例63足跟骨骨折,受伤至手术时间6~16d.骨折按Sanders分类:Ⅱ型38足,Ⅲ型18足,Ⅳ型7足.采用Sky骨扩张器经皮跟骨成形术治疗跟骨骨折,手术标准是X线透视下应用Sky骨扩张器骨折复位满意与Bohler角和Gissane角满意.结果 该组55例63足均得到随访,随访时间平均22个月.按疗效标准评定,优30足,良26足,可7足,无差病例,优良率88.9%.结论 Sky骨扩张器经皮跟骨成形术治疗跟骨骨折,尤其适用于SandersⅡ型及SandersⅢ型跟骨骨折复位固定,并能恢复Bohler角和Gissane角,病程明显缩短,恢复快,疗效满意值得推广.

  7. Comparison of curative effects of two kinds internal fixation in treating calcaneal fractures%跟骨骨折两种内固定手术疗效比较

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    徐海栋; 赵建宁; 陈勇

    2013-01-01

    目的 对比分析可塑钛板及空心钉内固定治疗跟骨骨折的临床疗效.方法 对40例(52足)跟骨骨折根据自愿原则分别进入可塑钛板内固定组及空心钉内固定组进行手术治疗,各20例(26足),对比分析两组患者手术时间、术中出血量、骨折愈合时间及术后足踝功能.结果 40例均获得随访6~18个月,平均(10.42±1.33)个月.空心钉内固定组与可塑钛板内固定组比较,手术时间较短、出血量较多,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);骨折愈合时间、Bohler角、Gissane角、踝关节活动范围两组差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);两组并发症发生率差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 空心钉内固定治疗跟骨骨折能有效防止关节面复位后再塌陷及骨折移位,手术方式简单、创伤小,具有较大的徼创手术优势.%Objective To explore the curative effect of plastic titanic plates and hollow screws in the treatment of calcaneal fractures. Methods Forty patients (52 feet) with calcaneal fractures were studied. They were divided into two groups,20 patients (26 feet) were treated with plastic titanic plates and 20 patients(26 feet) were treated with hollow screws. The operative times,blood loss,fractures healing time,and postoperative function scores were recorded in two groups. And the therapeutic effect in two groups was compared. Results All of 40 cases were followed up for 6~18 months, with an average of (10.42± 1.33) months. The operative time and volume of blood loss in hollow screws group were significantly shorter or reduced than those in plastic titanic plates group. The difference was statistically significant(P0.05). The incidence of complications was not significantly different in two groups(P >0.05). Conclusion The hollow screws in treatment of calcaneal fractures can effectively prevent the collapse of articular surface and re-displacement again. The surgery is simple with less trauma,strong advantages of minimally

  8. Three-dimensional finite element analysis of calcaneal fractures%跟骨三维有限元模型的建立及其骨折发生机制

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    黄诸侯; 李俊; 陈日齐; 杜景文; 张建新

    2012-01-01

    目的:建立跟骨三维有限元模型,探讨跟骨骨折发生机制.方法:通过扫描正常人跟骨螺旋CT,精确模拟边界条件,并运用Sap 93计算软件运算建立跟骨有限元模型,模型由1 959个节点,1 496个单元组成.在跟骨有限元模型上模拟踝关节在中立位和背伸20°时的状况后对模型施以500N的垂直轴向载荷,观察模型应力分布和位移情况.结果:跟骨在踝关节中立位时通过跟距外侧的关节面,并且由内后斜向前外方向的跟骨处遭受应力最大.背伸20°受力时除上述位置遭受应力最大外,从跟骨体部走向后距关节面与跟腱之间的部位遭受应力也比较大.结论:高处坠落踝关节中立位时跟骨骨折的发生将从跟距关节面的外侧向内后方向走行;当坠落时踝关节处于背伸位时除产生上述骨折线外,跟骨体部走向后距关节面方向也将发生骨折,同时跟腱附着点附近也会形成撕脱性骨折.%Objective :To establish the three-dimensional finite element model of calcaneus,and to discuss mechanism of calcaneal fracture. Methods:The calcaneus of normal person was scanned with spinal CT.and the finite element model was established with the Sap 93 software. The node and element number of this model was 1 959 and 1 496 respectively. After establishing the finite element model of the calcaneus, the axial load of 500 N was applied on the model in neutral position and back stretches 20° position. The stress distribution and the displacement of the models were observed. Results:The fracture line passed through the lateral articular facet of talocalcaneal joint when the ankle joint was in neutral position,and the stress distribution was maximal at calcaneus from posteromedial to anterolateral aspect. In addition, the stress distribution was maximal from calcaneus to position between posterior talar articular surface and calcaneal tendon when the ankle joint was in back stretch position of 20 degree

  9. Function impairment and pain after closed treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle

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    Dijkstra, P.U.; Stegenga, B.; de Bont, L.G.; Bos, R.R.

    2005-01-01

    Background: To determine the prognosis of fractures of the mandibular condyle after closed treatment. Methods: Patients (n = 144) with a fracture of the mandibular condyle, all treated closed, were included in the study. Fracture types and position of the fracture parts were determined on radiograph

  10. 切开复位内固定治疗移位的跟骨关节内骨折的疗效分析%Open reduction and internal fixation for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures

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    李喜功; 孙俊英; 殷浩; 宋兵华; 朱若夫; 唐祖林

    2008-01-01

    Objective To evaluate open reduction and internal fixation for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures and analyze factors affecting its clinical results. Methods From March 2004 to July 2006,46 displaced intra-arficular calcaneal fractures in 40 patients were surgically treated by open reduction and internal fixation.According to Sanders classification,there were 16 cases of type Ⅱ,19 cases of type Ⅲ and 11 cases of type Ⅳ. Results All the patients were followed up for anaverage of 18(13 to 28)months.The effects of treatment were evaluated according to Maryland Foot Score:excellent in 21 feet,good in 16 feet,fair in 6 feet,poor in 3 feet. The total good to excellent ratewas 82.6%.The respective good to excellent rates were 93.8%for type Ⅱ fractures,84.2%for type Ⅲ,and 54.5%for type Ⅳ;87.2%for the group with time interval from injury to surgery ≤14d,and 42.9%for the group with time interval>14d;37.5%for thegroup with B(o)hler angle<15°,and 89.5% for the group with B(o)hler angle≥15 °.91.2%for the group with reduction of intra-articular calcaneal fractures ≤2 mm,and 45.5% for the group with the reduction>2mm.The differences within each factor group were statistically significant(P<0.05). Conclusions Open reduction and internal fixation fordisplaced intra-articularcalcaneal fractures is a good method.Fracture type,time interval from injury to surgery,B(o)hler angle reduction,reduction of intra-articular calcaneal fractures are important factors affecting outcome of operation.%目的 评定切开复位内固定治疗移位的跟骨关节内骨折的疗效,并分析其影响因素.方法 回顾性分析2004年3月至2006年7月收治的采用切开复位内固定治疗的移位跟骨关节内骨折40例(46足).按照Sanders分型:Ⅱ型16足,Ⅲ型19足,Ⅳ型11足,总结评定其临床疗效并分析影响疗效的相关因素. 结果 所有患者均得到随访,平均随访18个月(13~28个月).根据Maryland足部评

  11. Causes and strategies of skin necrosis after open reduction and internal fixation of calcaneal fracture%跟骨骨折内固定术后皮肤坏死原因及对策

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    邓志成; 朱小华; 王小平; 许国泰; 郭胜

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨跟骨骨折行外侧L型切口钢板内固定术后伤口皮肤延迟愈合、皮肤坏死的原因及对策.方法 回顾分析我院骨科2006-2010年行外侧L型切口钢板内固定术的72例跟骨骨折患者术后伤口情况.结果 本组72例均获平均4.5个月的随访,术后发生创口边缘皮肤坏死、创口感染导致创口不愈合7例,5例经换药后愈合.2例行腓肠神经营养皮瓣转移修复创面治疗痊愈.结论 采取跟骨外侧L型切口行切开复位钢板内固定治疗跟骨关节内骨折时,熟练掌握跟骨周围解剖结构,把握手术时机、规范操作、充分引流、按皮瓣技术操作是避免后皮肤坏死的关键.%Objective To explore the causes and strategies of skin necrosis and incision delayed union after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by lateral L-shaped incision. Methods Seventy two patients of calcaneal fractures in our department from 2006 to 2010 with lateral incision were observed and discussed after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Results The patients were followed up for an average of 4.5 months. Skin incision edge partially necrosis or faulty union postoperation occurred in seven patients, of which five were cured by dressing and two were cured by skin island flap supplied by the nervus suralis. Conclusion For treating calcaneal intraarticu-lar fractures with ORIF through lateral L-shaped incision, the surgeons should know the regional anatomy around the calcaneos very well, choose the best operation timing, drain the wound properly and perform according to skin flap technique. These are the key points to avoid the skin flap necrosis.

  12. Acute haematogenous infection of a closed vertebral fracture.

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    Marshman, Laurence A G; Allison, Dale; Molloy, Cynthia J

    2009-12-01

    Acute haematogenous infection of a closed fractures is rare. A 68-year-old diabetic male sustained a burst fracture of a lumbar vertebra (L2) after a fall onto his back. After 5 days of conservative management, he developed a chest infection and amoxicillin was commenced empirically. However, after 6 days his previously moderate focal L2 back pain had become more severe. Pyrexia and systemic inflammatory markers continued to rise despite administration of antibiotics. Blood cultures and a CT-guided biopsy of L2 both revealed Staphylococcus aureus which was sensitive to flucloxacillin. The patient's symptoms and signs gradually normalised following administration of flucloxacillin for 6 weeks, and the use of a cast brace. We conclude that haematogenous infection can be successfully managed non-operatively.

  13. QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF POSTOPERATIVE EFFECT OF CALCANEAL FRACTURES USING FOOTSCAN SYSTEM%Footscan足底压力分析系统对跟骨骨折术后疗效的定量评价

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    陈占法; 张英泽; 郑占乐; 郭明珂

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the value of using Footscan system to evaluate the therapeutic effect of two internal fixation methods on calcaneus fractures. Methods From February 2006 to September 2006, 64 patients with fresh unilateral closed calcaneus fractures were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group: 32 patients underwent minimally invasive open reduction and internal fixation with improved compressing plate and screw, including 28 males and 4 females aged 20-53 years old (average 36.7 years old); the course of disease was 3-14 days; there were 19 cases of type Ⅱ, 11 of type Ⅲ, and 2 of type Ⅳaccording to Sanders fracture classification system. The control group: 32 patients underwent internal fixation of standard AO plate via L-shaped incision, including 29 males and 3 females aged 18-56 years old (average 37.1 years old); the course of disease was 4-15 days; there were 18 cases of type Ⅱ, 11 of type Ⅲ and 23 of type Ⅳ according to Sanders fracture classification system. No significant difference was noted between two groups in the general information (P > 0.05). At 1 and 2 years after operation, dynamic plantar pressure was measured using Footscan system, Maryland foot scores of two groups was compared, and statistical analysis was performed. Results All patients were followed up for 2 years. No infection, cuticular border necrosis, and sural nerve distal end injury occurred in the experimental group, whereas in the control group, 3 patients suffered from cuticular border necrosis and recovered after dressing, and 1 patient had sural nerve distal end injury with decreased sensation in local skin. At 1 and 2 years after operation, in the control group, there were significant differences between the injured foot and the normal foot in terms of impulse, instep index, motion range of subtalar joint, lateral displacement of footplate pressure center, and calcaneal width when patients stood on both feet (P 0.05).Significant differences

  14. 切开复位内固定治疗SandersⅢ型及Ⅳ型跟骨骨折%Treatment of Sanders type Ⅲ and Ⅳ calcaneal fractures with open reduction and internal fixation

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    陈志伟; 杨乐忠; 吴文特; 刘春磊

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨切开复位内固定治疗Sanders Ⅲ、Ⅳ型跟骨骨折的手术方法和治疗效果.方法:2004年1月至2010年1月,采用切开复位内固定术治疗51例58足SandersⅢ、Ⅳ型跟骨骨折,男29例,女22例;年龄17~58岁,平均29.5岁;伤后至手术时间7~14d,平均10d.术前均行CT扫描及三维重建,按Sanders分类:Ⅲ型26足,Ⅳ型32足.均经可延长的外侧"L"形入路切开复位钢板内固定治疗.术后通过X线测量Bohler角、Gissane角并与术前进行比较,按照Maryland足部评分系统从疼痛、功能方面对疗效评定.结果:51例58足全部获随访,时间6~24个月,平均13个月.术后皮缘表皮坏死2足,慢性疼痛4足,晚期发生距下关节炎2足,并发症发生率13.8%(8/58).按照Maryland足部评分系统:优23足,良27足,可5足,差3足.结论:切开复位钢板内固定治疗SandersⅢ、Ⅳ型跟骨骨折,能够获得较满意的解剖复位,且固定可靠,是治疗SandersⅢ、Ⅳ型跟骨骨折的有效方法.%Objective:To investigate the surgical techniques and results of open reduction and internal fixation for the treatment of Sanders type Ⅲ, Ⅳ calcaneal fractures. Methods:From January 2004 to January 2010,58 feet of Sanders type Ⅲ, Ⅳ in 51 patients were treated with open reduction and plate fixation through L incision. There were 29 males and 22 females,the age ranged from 17 to 58 years with an average of 29.5 years old. The time between injury and operation ranged from 7 to 14 days(mean, 10 days). All the patients underwent systematic CT scan with coronal and horizontal images and sagittal reconstruction. The classification of the fractures by the Sanders scale showed that there were 26 feet of type Ⅲ, 32 feet of type Ⅳ. The B(o)hler angle and Gissane angle were compared before and after operation. The clinical results were evaluated with the Maryland foot score: pain ( 45 scores), function (55 scores: distance walked 10 scores, stability 4, support 4, limp 4

  15. The Use of the String of Pearls Locking Plate System in the Stabilisation of a Comminuted Calcaneal Fracture in a Giant Breed Dog

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    A. B. Scrimgeour

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available An eight-year-old male Pyrenean mountain dog was presented with a comminuted fracture of the right calcaneus following motor vehicle trauma. The fracture was stabilised with a plate-rod construct, using the String of Pearls locking plate system and an intramedullary pin. Healing was uncomplicated.

  16. Individualized reconstruction plate for treatment of calcaneal fractures via tarsal sinus incision%个体化重建钢板在经跗骨窦切口治疗跟骨骨折中的临床应用

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    吴勐; 郭永明; 张朝; 刘重; 石宇; 杨亚龙; 郑文; 魏媛媛

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of individualized reconstruction plate in the treatment of calcaneal fractures through the tarsal sinus incision.Methods From May 2010 to September 2012,we treated 46 cases of calcaneal fracture (51 feet) involving talocalcaneal joint.They were 35 males and 11 females,17 to 65 years of age (average,35 years).The injury affected the left foot in 24 cases,the right foot in 17,and both feet in 5.By the Sander's classification,30 feet were type Ⅱ and 21 type 11Ⅲ.The fractures were reduced through the tarsal sinus incision before internal fixation with individualized reconstruction according to the morphology of fracture.When necessary,fixation with hollow screws was added.The B(o)hler and Gissane angles were compared between preoperation and postoperation.The clinical efficacy was evaluated according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) system.Results The patients were followed up for 8 to 14 months (average,12 months).No such complications as incision infection,skin necrosis,plate loosening or exposure occurred in this group.There were significant differences in the B(o)hler and Gissane angles between preoperation and postoperation [(31.70° ± 5.50° and 122.10° ± 6.79° at 3 days postoperation) and (30.95° ± 3.47° and 122.49° ± 4.83° at 6 months postoperation) versus (6.14° ± 1.58° and 91.63° ± 4.76° at preoperation)] (P < 0.05),but no significant difference in the B(o)hler and Gissane angles between 3 days postoperation and 6 months postoperation (P > 0.05).All the patients obtained bony union at 6 months postoperation.According to the AOFAS scores,38 feet were excellent,9 feet good and 4 feet fair,giving an excellent to good rate of 92.2%.Conclusion In the treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures through the tarsal sinus incision,application of individualized reconstruction plate can lead to fine fracture reduction,rigid internal fixation,early exercise

  17. Fraturas intra-articulares do calcâneo: análise clínica e biomecânica Intraarticular calcaneal fracture: a clinical and biomechanical analysis

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    Marcos Emilio Kuschnaroff Contreras

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar as variáveis de distribuição da pressão plantar de pacientes submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico de fratura de calcâneo e correlacioná-las com duas diferentes vias de acesso cirúrgico. Métodos: Os autores estudaram 15 pacientes com idade entre 20 e 53 anos (média de 40,06 anos que apresentaram fraturas intra-articulares do calcâneo, submetidos ao tratamento cirúrgico por duas vias de acesso cirúrgico, a via lateral e a via do seio do tarso. Avaliaram a distribuição da pressão plantar, correlacionando essas variáveis com as duas vias de acesso. A avaliação da distribuição da pressão plantar foi rea-lizada através do sistema Pedar (Novel, GmbH, Munique, Alemanha, verificando o pico máximo de pressão do retropé e do antepé do lado fraturado e do lado normal. RESULTADOS: A média das pressões máximas dos plantigramas do retropé dos pés operados pela via de acesso lateral e pela via curta não apresentou diferença estatística entre as duas vias de acesso (t = 0,11; p = 0,91, bem como a média das pressões máximas dos plantigramas do antepé também não mostrou diferença estatística significativa (t = -0,48; p = 0,64. CONCLUSÃO: Os autores concluíram que não houve diferença estatística entre as médias dos picos máximos de pressão do retropé e do antepé do lado operado, comparados com o lado normal, bem como não houve diferença estatística dessas variáveis comparadas com a via de acesso cirúrgico utilizada.OBJECTIVE: Verify the variables of plantar pressure distribution of patients submitted to surgical procedure for calcaneal fracture, and correlate them with two different surgical approaches. Method: The authors studied 15 patients between 20 and 53 years of age (average 40.06 yrs. who had intra-joint calcaneal fractures, submitted to surgical treatment by means of two different approaches: the lateral and the sinus tarsi. The authors checked the plantar pressure distribution by

  18. Surgical treatment of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures in children%应用跗骨窦有限切口克氏针内固定加植骨治疗儿童跟骨关节内骨折

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    李凡; 勘武生; 刘郁东; 徐剑; 李明静

    2015-01-01

    Objective To retrospectively evaluate the surgical outcomes of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures in children after open reduction,internal fixation with Kirschner wire and bone grafting via limited tarsal sinus incision.Methods The clinical data of 26 boys (77 sides) with displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures from June 2010 to February 2014 were collected for respective analyses.Limited open reduction,internal fixation and bone grafting via limited tarsal sinus incision with k-wire were performed.Their average age was 9.6 (2-15) years.Preoperative radiographs and computed tomographic scans were used to classify the fractures.According to the Sanders classification,there were 6 feet of type Ⅱ (4 type Ⅱa,2 type Ⅱb),14 feet of type Ⅲ (6 type Ⅲab,5 type Ⅲac & 3 type Ⅲbc) and 7 feet of type Ⅳ.The functional outcomes were assessed by the modified American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle and hindfoot score.Results The mean follow-up period was 21 (8-30) months.All fractures healed clinically after 4 weeks postoperation.In patients with type Ⅱ fractures,B hler angle was restored from 16.8 ± 12.9 to 36.8 ±7.5 (P<0.05)and Gissane angle from 104.8°± 12.8° to 124.3°± 9.6°(P<0.05); In type Ⅲ fractures,B? hler angle improved from 15.4°± 14.1° to 34.4°± 9.1°(P<0.000 1) and Gissane angle from 100.6° ± 10.1° to 119.8° ± 11.7°(P<0.05) ; In type Ⅳ fractures,B? hler angle was restored from 8.6° ± 10.5° to 34.7° ± 5.3°(P<0.05) and Gissane angle from 105.4° ± 4.0° to 121.4° ± 8.9°(P<0.05).The mean modified AOFAS scores were 65.2 ± 2.5,67.0 ± 1.6 and 65.0 ± 2.8 in patients with type Ⅱ,type Ⅲ and type Ⅳ respectively.The differences of AOFAS scores were not statistically significant among three groups (P<0.05).Pin hole infection occurred in one foot.There was on onset of wound infection,tissue necrosis,osteomyelitis or traumatic arthritis.Conclusions Limited open reduction

  19. GustiloⅡ、ⅢA型开放性跟骨骨折的手术治疗%Operative treatment of open calcaneal fractures of Gustilo type Ⅱ and type Ⅲ A

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    王庆贤; 孟庆汀; 张英泽; 王鹏程; 彭阿钦; 吴希瑞

    2014-01-01

    Objective To assess the operative treatment of open calcaneal fractures of Gustilo types Ⅱ and Ⅲ A by urgent debridement,reduction through the open wound,immediate fixation by percutaneous transarticular k-wire and delayed wound closure.Methods From May 2009 to October 2012,19 cases of open calcaneal fractures were treated according to the same operative protocol.They were 17 men and 2 women,aged from 31 to 60 years (average,39.6 years).By Gustilo classification,8 cases were of type Ⅱ and 11 of type ⅢA.By Sanders classification,there were 3 cases of type Ⅱ,12 ones of type Ⅲ and 4 ones of type Ⅳ.After intravenous administration of antibiotics,urgent debridement and reduction through the open wound under the C-arm inspection,the sinus tarsi approach was used when necessary.Percutaneous K-wire fixation was conducted through the posterior facet,and the wound was left open or covered with VSD.The soft tissue coverage was delayed until application of a split-thickness skin graft or pedicle flap transfer.Before and after operation,axial and lateral X-ray radiography and axial,semi-coronal and sagittal CT of the heel were performed.The width,height,B(o)hler's angle and Gissane's angle were compared between preoperation and postoperation.Clinical results were graded according to the AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) scoring one year postoperation.Results All the 19 patients were available for an average follow-up of 16.8 months (from 14 to 26 months).Superficial infection occurred in 5 patients but was cured after dressing change.No skin necrosis,deep infection,bone nonunion,osteomyelitis or amputation occurred.Reduction of the posterior facet was graded as anatomical in 12 cases and as nearly anatomical in 7 cases.The width,height,B(o)hler's and Gissane's angles were improved significantly in all patients (P < 0.05).By the AOFAS ankle-hindfoot scores,9 cases were excellent,7 good,2 moderate and one poor.Conclusion The surgical protocol of

  20. Factors influencing the operative results of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture%影响移位关节内跟骨骨折手术疗效的因素

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    宋兵华; 孙俊英; 倪增良; 何斌; 成文; 童舜谊

    2015-01-01

    Objective To determine the factors influencing the results of open reduction and internal fixation for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture (DIACF).Methods From May 2009 to June 2013, 80 patients with DIACF involving in 91 feet were treated by open reduction and internal fixation.Mean age was 38.7 years (range, 18-72 years).Patients were grouped according to the possible factors related to the operative results, including the Sanders classification of fracture, quality of fracture reduction, postoperative B(o)hler angle, width of postoperative calcaneus, and time to surgery after injury.Clinical result was evaluated and compared within each group.Results Mean duration of follow-up was 18.3 months (range, 14-26 months).The clinical results were excellent for 67 feet (74%), good for 12 feet (13%), fair for 7 feet (8%) and poor for 5 feet (5%), which yielded 87% good to excellent results.Good to excellent results in Sanders Ⅱ , Ⅲ and Ⅳ groups reached 94%, 85% and 53% respectively, in quality of fracture reduction ≤ 2 mm and > 2 mm groups reached 93% and 30% respectively, in postoperative B(o)hler angle < 15° and ≥15° groups reached 33% and 90% respectively;in broadening of postoperative calcaneus < 1 cm and ≥ 1 cm groups reached 92% and 17% respectively, in time to surgery after injury ≤14 days and > 14 days groups reached 91% and 43% respectively, in age ≤60 years old and > 60 years old groups reached 85% and 88% respectively.Except for the age group, the clinical result differed significantly within group (P < 0.05).Conclusions Fracture type, reduction quality, postoperative B(o)hler angle, width of postoperative calcaneus, time to surgery after injury are the factors influencing on the operative results of patients with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture.Thereupon the unfavorable influences should be avoided to improve the operative results.%目的 探讨影响移位关节内跟

  1. 自固化磷酸钙人工骨植骨联合可塑形钛板内固定治疗 Sanders Ⅲ,Ⅳ型跟骨骨折%Autosetting Calcium Phosphate Cement Bone-Grafting and Internal Fixation with Shaping Titanium Plate for Treatment of SandersⅢ,ⅣCalcaneal Fractures

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    韩振学; 李志仙

    2014-01-01

    [ ABSTRACT] Objective To investigate the curative effect of Sanders Ⅲ,Ⅳ calcaneal fractures by autosetting calcium phosphate cement bone-grafting and internal fixation with shaping titanium plate.Methods Twenty-eight cases(28 feet) SandersⅢ,Ⅳcalcaneal frac-tures adopted open reduction with shaping titanium plate internal fixation combined with autosetting calcium phosphate cement bone-grafting, the shaping titanium plate were placed at the outward of calcaneus,reset evaluation of calcaneal fractures by measuring Bohler's Angle,Gis-sane's Angle in postoperation.Results All patients were followed up,postoperative skin necrosis in 2 cases and sural nerve injury in 1 case. After 6 months,Bohler's Angle in 20 foot≥35°,in 8 foot≥30°,Gissane Angle fully recovered to normal range and calcaneal varus deformity on axial were not seen.Fracture healing time was 2~3 months,according to Maryland foot scoring system,treatment effects of all patients were as follows:excellent in 15 feet,good in 5 feet,normal in 3 feet and poor in 2 feet,the total excellent and good rate was 83.7%,the excel-lent and good rate ofⅣtype was 56.2%.Conclusion The treatment of SandersⅢ,Ⅳcalcaneal fractures by autosetting calcium phosphate cement bone-grafting and internal fixation with shaping titanium plate is simple and its curative effect is satisfied.%目的:探讨自固化磷酸钙人工骨植骨联合可塑形钛板内固定治疗Sanders Ⅲ,Ⅳ型跟骨骨折的疗效。方法对28例(28足) SandersⅢ,Ⅳ型跟骨骨折均采用切开复位可塑形钛板固定联合自固化磷酸钙人工骨治疗,跟骨外侧放置可塑形钛板,术后测量Bohler's 角、Gissane's角,评价跟骨骨折的复位情况。结果所有患者均得到随访,术后皮缘坏死2例,腓肠神经损伤1例。术后6个月Bohler's 角20足≥35°,8足≥30°,Gissane角全部恢复至正常范围,轴位片上未见跟骨内翻畸形。骨折愈合时间2~3个月,

  2. Comparison of clinical effects between external fixator combined with limited internal fixation and plates for treatment of intraarticular calcaneal fractures%外固定架结合有限内固定与钢板内固定治疗跟骨关节内骨折比较

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    柴雷子; 薛锋; 丁亮; 沈玉春; 赵勇

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effects of the external fixator combined with the limited internal fixation for the treatment of intrarticular calcaneal fractures.Methods According to different ways of treatment of intraarticular calcaneal fractures,78 patients(86 feet) were divided into two groups:42 patients(48 feet) were treated with the external fixator combined with the limited internal fixation as group A; 36 patients (38 feet) were treated with plates as group B.Fracture healing time,recovery of the calcaneal,clinical outcomes and the rate of incision complications were compared.Results A total of 78 cases were followed up for 8~34 months (average 16.8 months).Both group A and B all had acceptable reduction in calcaneal length,height,width,Bohler angle,and Gissane angle,there was significant difference between preoperative and postoperative results(P <0.05),and there was no signicant difference in postoperative results between group A and group B(P >0.05).Based on the Maryland grading system,excellent rate was 89.6% in the group A,excellent rate was 86.8% in the group B,there were no significant difference between them(P >0.05).The rate of incision complications in the group A was lower than in the group B,there was significant difference between them (4.2% vs 21.1%,P <0.05).Conclusion External fixator combined with limited internal fixation for intraarticular calcaneal fractures is satisfactory and minimally invasive.%目的 探讨外固定架结合有限内固定治疗跟骨关节内骨折的临床疗效.方法 78例(86足)跟骨关节内骨折分为2组:A组42例(48足)采用外固定架结合有限内固定治疗;B组36例(38足)采用钢板内固定治疗.对两组骨折愈合时间、跟骨恢复情况、临床疗效、切口并发症发生率等指标进行比较.结果 78例均获得平均16.8(8~34)个月随访.两组术后跟骨的长度、宽度、高度、Bohler角及Gissane角均得到了良好的恢复,与术前比较

  3. Treatment of closed unstable extra articular proximal phalangeal fractures of hand by closed reduction and dorsal extension block cast

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    Kar Abheek

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Unstable fractures of proximal phalanges have enormous divergence of opinion regarding the treatment. Treatment options range from fancy over the counter splints to the more exotic forms of internal fixation. Method: A total of 62 cases with 72 fractures with ages from 10-65 yrs of both sexes were treated. After closed reduction under local anaesthesia the dorsal extension block cast was applied with the metacarpophalangeal joints in full flexion and interphalangeal joints in full extension. This method works on the principle of the intact dorsal soft tissue hinge (extensor apparatus over the fractured proximal phalanx. The intrinsic plus position keeps the intrinsics lax and prevents them from acting as a displacing force pulling the proximal fragment of the fracture into volar angulation. On an average the cast was used for 3 weeks. Results: Fifty eight fractures had united by 3 weeks. The results were judged according to modified Buck-Gramcko′s point assessment system for finger fractures, which showed 80.64% excellent, 4.83% good, 8.06% satisfactory and 6.45% poor results. The complications were minimal which included only 3 cases with malunion. Conclusion: Conservative management of unstable proximal phalangeal fractures with dorsal extension block cast has produced excellent results. It maintains mobility of the fingers without compromising the stability of the fracture and prevents future stiffness of hands. It avoids the complications of operative methods and is simple to use.

  4. C-arm guided closed reduction of zygomatic arch fracture

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    Eo, Yoon Ki; Lee, Dong Kun [College of Medicine, Wonkwang Univ., Iksan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Jeong Sam; Jang, Young Il [Kwangyang College, Kwangyang (Korea, Republic of)

    1999-04-01

    The zygomatic arch is structurally protruded and is easily fractured. The classic management of zygomatic arch fracture has been mentioned the Keen, Lothrop, Dingman and Alling and threaded K-wire. All of the above methods have advantages and disadvantages. To minimize the disadvantages, we performed threaded K-wire for the first time using C-arm image intensifier. The subjects were 16 patients with Knight North group II (Zygomatic arch fracture). Among them the C-arm was used in 12 patients and the operator used sensitivity general method in 4 patients and confirmed the operation by mobile X-ray equipment. In conclusion, both groups were satisfied surgically and cosmetically. Using the C-arm, actual image at the time operation was clear and satisfied, the surrounding tissue damage was minimized and at was more accurately completed. The operation time was shortened by 30 to 60 minutes proving it to be an efficient method. We suggest though that further studies be needed to evaluate the radiation effect on these patients.

  5. Effect observation on treating malnutrition bone atrophy after calcaneal fracture surgery by Qianggu capsule plus salmon calcitonin%强骨胶囊配合鲑降钙素治疗跟骨骨折术后营养不良性骨萎缩疗效观察

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    郭鹏飞; 赵洪涛; 韩玉范

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe clinical effects of Qianggu capsule plus salmon calcitonin on treating malnutrition bone atrophy after calcaneal fracture surgery. Methods: 44 patients were given the Qianggu capsule plus salmon calcitonin. Results: Compared with before treatment, the total efficiency was over 72.8%. Conclusion:The Qianggu capsule plus salmon calcitonin was effective in treating malnutrition bone atrophy after calcaneal fracture surgery.%  目的:观察强骨胶囊配合鲑降钙素治疗跟骨骨折术后营养不良性骨萎缩的临床疗效。方法:对44例跟骨骨折术后出现营养不良性骨萎缩的患者,使用鲑鱼降钙素皮下注射,同时口服强骨胶囊进行治疗。结果:采用强骨胶囊配合鲑降钙素治疗44例跟骨骨折术后营养不良性骨萎缩患者,各种主要症状治疗前后对比,总有效率在72.8%以上。结论:用强骨胶囊配合鲑降钙素治疗跟骨骨折术后营养不良性骨萎缩是一种有效的治疗方法。

  6. Three-dimensional evaluation of healing joint morphology after closed treatment of condylar fractures.

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    Yamashita, Y; Inoue, M; Aijima, R; Danjo, A; Goto, M

    2016-03-01

    Closed treatment for condylar fractures has long been widely accepted. With closed treatment, the deviated bone fragments heal in their new positions, and this may subsequently cause a range of functional impairments. The association between healing morphology and post-treatment functional impairment is unclear. In this study, computed tomography images of 26 patients (35 sides) who had undergone closed treatment for condylar fractures were used to perform a comparative investigation of three-dimensional (3D) bone morphology before and after treatment. As a result, the morphology of the condylar process after treatment was classified into four different patterns: unchanged, spherical, L-shaped, and detached. In terms of the association between fracture types and healing morphology, fractures of the condylar head healed in the spherical pattern, simple fractures of the condylar neck healed in the spherical or L-shaped pattern, and comminuted fractures of the condylar neck healed in the spherical, L-shaped, or detached pattern. The association between mandibular deviation and healing morphology was also investigated, and it was found that deviation was greater for the spherical and detached patterns than for the L-shaped pattern. The present findings indicate that 3D evaluation of the fractured condylar process is required to elucidate the association with functional impairment after healing.

  7. Entrapment of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus in the Callus after a Closed Distal Radial Fracture.

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    Thione, Alessandro; Cavadas, Pedro C; Rubi, Carlo G

    2016-04-01

    A 17-year-old boy sustained a closed distal radius fracture; a closed reduction and external fixation was performed. After failed rehabilitation for digital flexion restriction, a surgical exploration was decided, revealing entrapment of flexor digitorum profundus in the bony callus; tendons were freed, obtaining a full range of motion.

  8. Closed patella fracture combined with cruciate ligament injury:a case control study

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    LI Han; WANG Wei; LIU Yue-ju; CHEN Wei; ZHANG Qi; LI Xu; ZHU Lian

    2013-01-01

    Background Patellar fracture and cruciate ligament injury are a common consequence of traumatic knee injury.Patellar fracture combined with cruciate ligament injury is rarely reported,although the mechanisms of two things are similar.This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of closed patella fracture combined with cruciate ligament injury.Methods From 2012 March 1 to June 30,magnetic resonance images of 60 patients with unilateral closed patellar fracture were studied in our institution.The mean age of the patients at presentation was 40.2 years (range,13-64 years) and 48 patients were men.First,patients were divided according to the cause of injury.Twenty-eight patients had highenergy trauma from a falling injury or motor vehicle accident,and 32 patients had low-energy trauma resulting from a tumbling injury.Second,according to the fracture pattern,31 patients had a transverse fracture and 29 patients had a comminuted fracture.Results We found seven cases of closed patellar fracture combined with cruciate ligament injury among 60 patients,including two cases of a completely ruptured posterior cruciate ligament,two with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament,and three with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament.The percentage of this combined injury was 11.6% (7/60).The incidence of a combined injury of the cruciate ligament with a comminuted fracture (6/29,20.7%) was significantly higher than that with a transverse fracture (1/31,3.2%,P <0.05).The most common mechanism of injury in patellar fracture combined with cruciate ligament injury was high-energy trauma from road traffic accidents (94%),whereas in the patellar fracture alone,it was tumbling (62%).The incidence of combined injury with high-energy trauma (6/28,21.4%) was significantly higher than that with low-energy trauma (1/32,3.1%,P <0.05).Conclusions These data suggest that high-energy trauma often results in a comminuted patellar fracture,which is often combined with

  9. Curative effect of anatomical Ti-plate fixation combining with bone graft in the treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures%解剖型跟骨钛板并植骨治疗跟骨关节内骨折的临床疗效

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    王怀斌; 袁志; 裴国献; 刘建; 毕龙; 王连军; 孙克理; 隋天棋

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the curative effect of anatomical Ti-plate combined with bone graft in treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures .Methods Retrospective analysis was conducted in 25 patients with 33 feet from Mar.2009 to May 2012,who were diagnosed as Sanders typeⅡ-Ⅳintra-articular calcaneal fractures .There were 20 males(26 feet) and 5 females (7 feet) with average age of (36.16 ±14.63)years(ranged from 15 to 65 years old) .There were 17 cases of single foot injury and 8 cases of double feet injury .All the patients were treated with Ti-plate fixation combined with bone graft and their calcaneal anatomic forms were recovered during operation .Mary-land foot score was used to evaluate the postoperative function .Results All the 25 cases (33 feet) were followed up for 12-36 months,with a mean time of 19.3 months.According to Maryland foot score ,17 feet were rated as excellent , 12 feet as good,4 feet as moderate.The excellent and good rate was 87.88 %.Conclusion Anatomical Ti-plate combined with bone graft for treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures can restore the smoothness of subtalar joint surface,help patients take earlier functional exercise and obtain a reliable curative effect .%目的:探讨解剖型跟骨钛板并植骨治疗跟骨关节内骨折的临床疗效。方法选择2009年3月~2012年5月期间收治的25例(33足)SanderslⅡ~Ⅳ型跟骨关节内骨折患者,男性20例(26足),女性5例(7足);年龄15~65岁,平均(36.16±14.63)岁。单足17例,双足8例,采用切开复位解剖型跟骨钛板内固定并植骨进行治疗,术中恢复跟骨解剖形态,按Maryland足部评分系统进行术后功能评分,评价手术效果,进行系统的回顾性总结分析。结果本组25例(33足)术后均获12~36个月随访(平均19.3个月),按Maryland足部评分标准:优17足、良12足、可4足,差0足;优良率为87.88%。

  10. Close Intramedullary Interlocking Nailing Versus Locking Compression Plating In the Treatment of Closed Fracture Shaft of the Tibia.

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    Kundu, I K; Datta, N K; Chowdhury, A Z; Das, K P; Tarik, M M; Faisal, M A

    2016-07-01

    Fracture of tibial shaft is the commonest site of long bone fractures due to its superficial location involving young or middle-age people. Proper management is an important issue regarding the future effective movements. In this study patients were grouped in closed Intra medullary interlocking nailing and locking compression plating. Post-operative follow up at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks and 3 months thereafter up to 6 months were done. Each of the patients was evaluated clinically and radiologically by tucker criteria of Tuker et al. Patients were assessed for pain on full weight bearing and kneeling, shortening and range of motion of knee and ankle joints. Radiological assessment for union of fracture, alignment of fracture and angulations and position of nail and screws and infection were observed during follow up. A total number of 32 patients were selected but only 27 patients were available for follow up for a period of 6 months. They were grouped into Group A, consisting of 15 patients who took the treatment in the form of closed intramedullary interlocking nailing and Group B, consisting of 12 patients those underwent ORIF with locking compression plating. In both of the groups Motor Vehicle Accident was the main mechanism of trauma. Fracture involving the middle 3rd of the tibia is common in both the groups. During post-operative follow up, four patients in Group A complained anterior knee pain, one patient in Group B had superficial infection, most of the patients had no restriction of movement in the ankle and knee joints and a single patient in Group B showed 1.5cm shortening of the lower limb. Period of hospital stay and fracture union time were less in Group A, which was statistically significant. Both groups showed excellent result with minimum complications. So this study permits to conclude that close IM interlocking nailing and open reduction and internal fixation by locking compression plating is equally effective for the management of close

  11. Displaced Anterior Column Acetabular Fracture: Closed Reduction and Percutaneous CT-Navigated Fixation

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    Huegli, R.W.; Staedele, H.; Messmer, P.; Regazzoni, P.; Steinbrich, W.; Gross, T. [Univ. Hospital of Basel (Switzerland). Dept. of Radiology

    2004-10-01

    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of computer-tomography-navigated closed reduction and percutaneous fixation (CRPF) in a patient with an externally rotated left acetabular fracture. After a follow-up of 18 months the patient was pain-free and had a normal range of motion in both hip joints. Radiologically, the fracture was fully consolidated, remodelled, and there were no signs of osteoarthritis. To our knowledge, CT-navigated CRPF of a rotated acetabular fracture has not been reported before. Further studies regarding the feasibility of the method are warranted(CRPF)

  12. SURGICAL OUTCOME OF DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF HUMERUS BY ANTEGRADE INTERLOCKING NAILING IN CLOSED REDUCTION

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    Koramutla Harsha

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Fractures involving the shaft of humerus are commonly encountered by orthopedic surgeons in day to day practice. Humeral shaft fracture can be treated using intramedullary fixation technique. Flexibl e intramedullary nails like Rush nail, Enders nail have been used utilizing ante grade and retrograde methods. This technique has largely replaced plating method very often. But, retrograde nailing can be regarded as a minimally invasive procedure and just ifiable to use for fixation of isolated humeral shaft fractures in certain situation. In this study we have evaluated the effectiveness of surgical and functional outcomes of closed ante grade interlocking nailing in the management of diaphyseal fractures of humerus. METHODS: A series of 30 patients with diaphyseal fractures of humerus were treated with ante grade interlocking nailing during October 2008 to October 2010. All the patients were followed up 6 weeks, 12 weeks and 24 weeks and results were analy sed. X rays were taken to assess radiological union of fracture during the follow up. Assessment of fracture union and shoulder and elbow movement was recorded. Final evaluation was done at the end of 6 months. Data was presented as mean ± SD, actual numbe rs and percentages. Wilcoxo n test and chi - square test were used appropriately. RESULTS: All 30 patients in our study were followed up for a minimum period of 6 months. 56.7%cases were male patients 43.3% were female patients. More than 50 % of cases in the series were between the ages of 18 - 35 years. 60% fractures were comminuted 6.6% were of oblique type, 33.3% were of transverse type. The average time interval from the time of admission to the time of surgery was 3 days. The most common mode of injury was road traffic accident. Commented fractures are predominant in our study. Clinical outcome was 60% of cases had excellent results and 30 % had moderate result. 3 patients (10% had poor result, due to limitation of shoulder

  13. CLOSED REDUCTION AND PERCUTANEOUS K-WIRES FIXATION OF DISPLACED SUPRACONDYLAR HUMERUS FRACTURES IN CHILDREN

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    2000-01-01

    Objective. To observe the effects of closed reduction and pereutaneous K-wires fixation of displacd supracondylar humnerus fracture in children. Methods. Retrospective review of fourteen patients who sustained displaced supmcondylar fracture of distal humerus treated by closed reduction and percutaneous K-wires fixation. Results. All patients' K-wires were removed at 4 weeks post-operation. Their elbow function regained at 8weeks. The average period of followed up was 10 month (varies from 6 to 18 month), all fractmes healed very well without any permanent complications. Two transient nerves palsy, ulnar and radial nerve each, recovered completely at12 weeks and 16 weeks post-operation respectively. Conclusion. Closed reduction and percutaneous K-wires fixation is a safe and efficient treatment for displaced humerus surpracondylar fracture in children.

  14. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of displaced supracondylar fractures of humerus in children with delayed presentation

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    Aman Dua; Krishna Kiran Eachempati; Rajesh Malhotra; Lalit Sharma; Mallinath Gidaganti

    2011-01-01

    Objective: Supracondylar fractures of the humerus account for 60% of all the fractures around the pediatric elbow and even in developed countries 18% of patients undergo surgery 48 hours or longer following presentation in the hospital. Management guidelines are not clear yet for these patients who present late. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical, radiological and functional outcome following closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of widely displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus presenting 12 hours or more after injury.Methods: We reviewed the functional and radiological results of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning using crossed K-wires in 40 patients with displaced extension type supracondylar fracture of the humerus (Gartland type Ⅲ) with a delay of more than 12 hours in presentation. The average age of patients was 4.5 years and the mean delay in presentation was 17.55 hours.Results: Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning was successful in 90% of patients. The mean follow up period was 15 months. The Baumann's angle was restored within 4 degrees of the unaffected side in all patients. Use of a small medial incision in patients with severe swelling helped us avoid ulnar nerve injury. Using Flynn's criteria,38 patients (95%) had an excellent result. Two patients had mild myositis and both had a poor result. None of the patients developed cubitus varus.Conclusion: Closed reduction and crossed pinning of displaced supracondylar fractures of humerus in children is a safe and effective method even with delayed presentation.

  15. 柱螺钉结合牵开器治疗 Sanders 型与Ⅲ型跟骨骨折疗效分析%Clinical effects of treatment with screws combining retractor on Sanders typeⅡand Ⅲ calcaneal fractures

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    陈志军; 杨国涛

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effects of the treatment for calcaneal fracture of Sanders type Ⅱ and type Ⅲ by screws combining the retractor .Methods From January 2014 to December 2015, 30 cases (30 feet) of Sanders typeⅡand typeⅢcalcaneal fractures were treated by screw fixations.All the cases were given X-ray examination, and the preoperative images were compared with the postoperative images .During the follow-up, postoperative functional outcomes were evaluated by Maryland foot score , and t test was performed for statistical analysis .Results The patients were followed up for six to 11 months (mean, 8 ±0.7 months).The fracture healing time ranged from three to seven months (mean, 4.5 ±0.6 months).No skin necrosis at the incision site, nor hematoma, obvious fracture re-displacement , peroneal tendonitis , neuritis or other complications occured .The overall satisfactory results rate( excellent and good ) were 90%.Significant difference was found in the Bohler ’ s and the Gissane ’ s angles compared with the preoperative ones (t =2.13,3.14,P<0.05).Conclusion Screw combined retractor fixation in treating calcaneal fractures ( Sanders typeⅡ、Ⅲ) presents the advantages of less trauma, fewer wound complications , accurate reduction and stable fixation; the clinical curative effect is satisfactory.%目的:探讨柱螺钉结合牵开器手术治疗SandersⅡ、Ⅲ型跟骨骨折的临床疗效。方法2014年1月至2015年12月南通大学附属丹阳市人民医院骨科采用柱螺钉结合牵开器技术治疗SandersⅡ、Ⅲ型跟骨骨折患者30例(30足),根据术前、术后及随访的X线片分析比较手术前后跟骨Bohler角、Gissane角改变,并于随访时按照Maryland 足部评分系统对功能进行评价,统计学分析采用t检验。结果本组病例随访时间6~11个月,平均(8.0±0.7)个月。骨折愈合时间3~7个月,平均(4.5±0.6)个月。所有患者术后

  16. Management of closed tibial plateau fractures with percutaneous cancellous screw fixation

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    Tushar Agarwal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Tibial plateau fractures, intra-articular in nature and caused by high-velocity trauma, constitute approximately 1% of all fractures. Primary goal in the management of proximal tibial articular fracture aims for a stable, congruous, pain-free, mobile joint. Objective: To study the technique, results, and complications of percutaneous cancellous screw fixation for tibial plateau fractures. Materials and Methods: Twenty-three men and seven women aged 18-65 years (mean = 36.8 years underwent closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation for closed tibial plateau fractures with <5 mm depression. According to the Schatzker classification, patients were grouped as type I (n = 18, type II (n = 4, type III (n = 0, type IV (n = 8, type V (n = 2, and type VI (n = 1. Closed reduction was achieved by manual ligamentotaxis technique under image intensifier control and fixed percutaneously with two cancellous screws (6.5 mm with or without washers in a parallel fashion. Results: Functional outcome was evaluated using the Mason Hohl evaluation system. A total score of 19-24 was considered as excellent, 13-18 as good, 7-12 as fair, and <6 as poor. Outcomes were excellent in 10 patients, good in 15, fair in 4, and poor in 1 patient. Patients were allowed partial weight bearing with walker after 1 month and full weight bearing after radiological union in approximately 3-4 months. The mean period of hospital stay was 5 (range 2-15 days. All the fractures united radiologically after a mean of 3 (range 2.5- 5 months. Patients were evaluated at a mean of 3 years after injury. No patient had any complication like infection, wound dehiscence, or hardware problem. Conclusion: Percutaneous cancellous screw fixation for closed tibial plateau fractures is minimally invasive. It reduces hospital stay and cost, enables early mobilization with minimal instrumentation, and achieves satisfactory outcomes.

  17. Expandable self-locking nail in the management of closed diaphyseal fractures of femur and tibia

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    Kapoor Sudhir

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Intramedullary fixation is the treatment of choice for closed diaphyseal fractures of femur and tibia. The axial and rotational stability of conventional interlocking nails depends primarily on locking screws. This method uses increased operating time and increased radiation exposure. An intramedullary implant that can minimize these disadvantages is obviously better. Expandable intramedullary nail does not rely on interlocking screws and achieves axial and rotational stability on hydraulic expansion of the nail. We analyzed 32 simple fractures of shaft of femur and tibia treated by self-locking expandable nail. Materials and Methods: Intramedullary fixation was done by using self-locking, expandable nail in 32 patients of closed diaphyseal fractures of tibia (n = 10 and femur (n = 22. The various modes of injury were road traffic accidents (n = 21, fall from height (n = 8, simple fall (n = 2, and pathological fracture (n = 1. Among femoral diaphyseal fractures 16 were males and six females, average age being 33 yrs (range, 18- 62 yrs. Seventeen patients had AO type A (A1 (n = 3, A2 (n = 4, A3 (n = 10 and 5 patients had AO type B (B1 (n = 2, B2 (n = 2, B3 (n = 1 fractures. Eight patients having tibial diaphyseal fractures were males and two were females; average age was 29.2 (range, 18- 55 yrs. Seven were AO type A (A1 (n = 2, A2 (n = 3, A3 (n = 2 and three were AO type B (B1 (n = 1, B2 (n = 1, and B3 (n = 1. We performed closed (n = 27 or open reduction (n = 5 and internal fixation with expandable nail to stabilize these fractures. The total radiation exposure during surgery was less as no locking screws were required. Early mobilisation and weight-bearing was started depending on fracture personality and evidences of healing. Absence of localised tenderness and pain on walking was considered clinical criteria for union, radiographic criteria of union being continuity in at least in three cortices in both AP and lateral views

  18. Combination of plate screw and Steinmann pin in repair of comminuted calcaneal intra-articular and posterosuperior fractures%钢板螺钉结合斯氏针内固定修复粉碎性跟骨关节内伴后上方骨折

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    李广峰; 张鑫; 彭勇; 吴献民; 王思成; 杨国庆; 张友忠; 曹中华; 何国云; 尹志峰; 杨笑宇

    2014-01-01

    背景:目前跟骨关节内粉碎性骨折的治疗方案一般选择钢板螺钉内固定,但对于伴有跟骨后上方骨折的病例,往往因为跟腱牵拉及钢板螺钉内固定的薄弱导致骨折复位困难或者复位难以保持。目的:探讨切开复位钢板螺钉结合斯氏针置入内固定在粉碎性跟骨关节内移位骨折伴后上方骨折中的疗效。方法:选取2009年12月至2013年12月上海中冶医院骨科收治的粉碎性跟骨关节内骨折伴跟骨后上方骨折患者40例,随机分为2组。对照组予切开复位钢板螺钉内固定,试验组予切开复位钢板螺钉结合斯氏针内固定。分别于术前、术后4周测量患者GISSANE角、BOHLER角,末次随访时进行MARYLAND足部评分,并进行组内及组间比较。结果与结论:所有患者均获随访,时间9-23个月。两组患者术后4周BOHLER角、GISSANE角均显著大于术前(P <0.05);术后4周试验组BOHLER角、GISSANE角均显著大于对照组(P <0.05)。末次随访时MARYLAND足部评分试验组平均78分,优良率为80%;对照组平均67分,优良率为73%,试验组优良率显著高于对照组(P<0.05)。提示钢板螺钉内固定辅助斯氏针置入固定修复粉碎性跟骨骨折伴有跟骨后上方骨折,可较单纯钢板螺钉置入内固定取得更为满意的关节内骨折及后上方骨折复位,固定牢靠,可早期功能锻炼,术后患肢功能恢复较单纯钢板螺钉内固定较好。%BACKGROUND:The therapeutic regimen of intraarticular calcaneal comminuted fractures commonly selects plate and screw fixation. However, for case of posterosuperior calcaneal fracture, the weakness of achil es tendon stretch and plate screw fixation results in difficulty or maintenance of reduction. OBJECTIVE:To investigate the therapeutic effects of open reduction and internal fixation with steel screw and Steinmann pins for comminuted calcaneal intra-articular and posterosuperior

  19. 普通接骨板与锁定接骨板治疗成人闭合性跟骨关节内骨折疗效对比%Clinical analysis of open reduction and internal fixation with unlocking plate or locking plate for treatment of adult in-tra-articular calcaneal fractures

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    曲绍东; 杨占辉; 史宏伟; 石明国; 张立军; 贾文杰; 苏庆军

    2015-01-01

    Objective To analyze the effect of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with unlocking plate or locking plate for treatment of adult intra-articular calcaneal fracture. Methods 68 cases of calcaneal fracture,including 72 feet in 56 males (4 males were bilateral) and 12 females,with the average age of 35 years (ranging from 18 to 71), were en-rolled. According to Sanders' classification,15 feet were classified as type Ⅱ,46 feet were classified as type Ⅲ, and 11 feet were classified as type Ⅳ. 44 feet were treated with unlocking plate for calcaneal fracture in group A , 28 feet were treated with locking plate for calcaneal fracture in group B. The cases of existing ipsilateral lower limb fracture, ipsilateral vascular injury, and ipsilateral lower limb open injury were excluded. Results The wounds of 64 feet healed piemarily,5 feet were delayed healing. The soft tissue coloboma of 3 feet delayed until pedicle flap transfered. The B(o)hler angle of two groups were significantly different between preoperation and postoperation, but there were no significant differences in B(o)hler angle between two groups. 64 feet in 63 cases were followed up for 12~26 months. According to the AOFAS Ankle-Hindfoot Scale ,49 feet scored 90~100 points,13 feet scored 75~89 points and 2 feet scored 50~74 points. The excellent and good rate was 96.9%. Conclusion ORIF with unlocking plate or locking plate are all effective methods to treat the calcaneal fracture , there are no significant dif-ferences in curative effect between the two methods.%目的 分析普通接骨板与锁定接骨板治疗成人闭合性跟骨骨折的临床疗效. 方法 本组跟骨骨折68例(72足),男56例,女12例,4例男性为双侧. 年龄18~71岁,平均35岁. 应用Sanders分型,其中Ⅱ型15足,Ⅲ型46足,Ⅳ型11足.其中应用非锁定跟骨接骨板治疗44足(A组),应用锁定跟骨接骨板治疗28足(B组).排除术前合并同侧下肢骨折、同侧血管损伤及同

  20. Missed ulnar nerve injury and closed forearm fracture in a child

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    Batra Amit; Devgan Ashish; Verma Vinit; Singh Raj; Batra Shivani; Magu Narender; Singla Rohit

    2013-01-01

    Ulnar nerve injury in closed fracture of forearm in children is uncommon.Commonly,neurapraxia is the reason for this palsy but other severe injuries or nerve entrapment has been reported in some cases.The importance of diagnosis concerning the types of the nerve injury lies in the fact that they have totally different management.We present a case of ulnar nerve deficit in a child following a closed fracture of the forearm bones.It is imperative to diagnose exact cause of palsy as it forms the basis for treatment.MRI scan can help diagnosis and accordingly guide the management.Simple nerve contusion should be treated conservatively,and exploration with fixation of the fracture should be done in lacerations and entrapments of the nerve.Surgery is not the treatment of choice in cases that could be managed conservatively.

  1. Osteomyelitis caused by Pantoea agglomerans in a closed fracture in a child.

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    Labianca, Luca; Montanaro, Antonello; Turturro, Francesco; Calderaro, Cosma; Ferretti, Andrea

    2013-02-01

    Development of osteomyelitis in a closed fracture is rare. Although it has been reported that trivial trauma may be associated with the subsequent development of acute osteomyelitis, no evidence has been found that fractures are involved in the etiology of osteomyelitis. Only 25 cases (11 in adolescents) of osteomyelitis after closed fracture have been reported in literature. The authors report a case of osteomyelitis in an 8-year-old girl after a forearm fracture involving the diaphysis of the radius and ulna. Radiographic examinations were performed 5, 14, and 30 days after trauma. At last examination, the forearm appeared swollen and red. Blood culture and radiographs confirmed the clinical suspicion of osteomyelitis. The cultures grew Pantoea agglomerans, a saprophytic gram-negative bacterium commonly isolated from plants, flowers, seeds, water, and soil and sensitive to all of the most common antibiotics. After the arm was immobilized, high doses of intravenous antibiotics were administered for 4 weeks, and oral antibiotics were prescribed for an additional 4 weeks. The patient responded well to treatment. Twelve months after the initial injury, the patient regained full elbow and wrist flexion-extension range of motion. Based on their experience and a review of the literature, the authors suggest that bone infection be considered for patients with closed fractures complicated by excessive or prolonged pain and swelling with evident signs of inflammation where no other obvious infection is apparent. Moreover, in children, bacterial infection may cause osteomyelitis more frequently than in adults, but no evidence exists that a closed fracture increases the incidence of osteomyelitis in children with a systemic infection.

  2. 闭合复位联合外固定器治疗移位跟骨骨折%Close reduction and external fixation for displaced calcaneal fracture

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    许伟华; 杨述华; 叶树楠; 张宇坤

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨闭合复位联合外固定器治疗移位跟骨骨折的疗效.方法 回顾性随访2005~2008年采用闭合复位联合外固定器治疗移位跟骨骨折17例(21足),男性14例(18足),女性3例(3足);年龄19~56岁,平均34.2岁.按Sanders分类:Ⅱ型7足,Ⅲ型10足,Ⅳ型4足.测量并比较术前术后跟骨结节关节角(Bohler角),术后根据美国足踝骨科协会(American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society, AOFAS )踝-后足评分系统评分.结果 本组随访时间3~42个月,平均23.2个月.术前Bohler角-31°~20°,平均-0.6°,术后拆除外固定后Bohler角18°~40°,平均33.6°,两者有显著性差异(t检验,P<0.01);术后踝-后足评分,平均得分85.6分(67~95分),优7足,良11足,可2足,差1足;优良率85.7%.结论 闭合复位联合外固定器治疗移位跟骨骨折具有损伤小、并发症少等优点,疗效与切开复位内固定疗效相当,值得推广.

  3. 跟骨骨折切开复位内固定不同手术时机与术后软组织并发症的关系%Relationship between different surgery time and postoperative soft tissue complications in calcaneal fractures

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    韩俊

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between different surgery time and postoperative soft tissue complications in calcaneal fractures treated by open reduction and internal fixation. Methods The clinical data of 70 patients with calcaneal fractures (78 feet) was analyzed retrospectively, and the data was compared between pa-tients complicated with postoperative soft tissue complications (complication group) and those not (without complica-tion group). Depending on the timing of surgery, the patients were divided into 8 h after injury group, 8 h~7 d group and 7~14 d after injury group. The incidence of postoperative soft tissue complications were compared between differ-ent groups. Results In this study, the rate of postoperative soft tissue complications was 9.23%(15/78), and the rate of smoking and diabetes in complication group was significantly higher than those without complication group, with statistically significant difference (P<0.05). The complication rate of surgery in 8 h after injury group and 7~14 d after injury group was significantly lower than that 8 h~7d after injury group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion Preoperative no smoking, controlling blood glucose, selecting the optimal timing of surgery in 8 h and 7~14 d after injury can reduce postoperative soft tissue complications of calcaneal fractures.%目的:探讨跟骨骨折切开复位内固定不同手术时机与术后软组织并发症的关系。方法回顾性分析接受切开复位内固定治疗的70例78足跟骨骨折患者的临床资料,比较合并术后软组织并发症患者与未合并并发症患者一般资料的差异,并根据不同的手术时机将患者分为伤后8h内组、伤后8h~7d组及伤后7~14d组,比较不同组别患者术后软组织并发症发生率。结果本组患者术后软组织并发症发生率为19.23%(15/78),其中并发症组吸烟及糖尿病的比例明显高于无并发症组,

  4. Closed reduction versus Kapandji-pinning for extra-articular distal radial fractures.

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    Stoffelen, D V; Broos, P L

    1999-02-01

    In a randomized prospective trial, treatment of extra-articular distal radial fractures by closed reduction and plaster application was compared with Kapandji-pinning. Closed reduction and plaster cast was used in 50 patients, Kapandji-pinning in 48 patients. According to the Cooney score, good and excellent results were found in the closed reduction and plaster cast group in 74%, compared with 75% in the Kapandji-pinning group. After measuring the maintenance of reduction as well as the functional outcome at 1 year follow-up, no statistically significant differences could be found between the two groups. We conclude that both techniques can be used in treating extra-articular fractures of the distal radius.

  5. Calcaneal tendon: imaging findings; Tendao calcaneo: avaliacao por imagem

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    Montandon, Cristiano; Fonseca, Cristiano Rezio; Montandon Junior, Marcelo Eustaquio [Colegio Brasileiro de Radiologia e Diagnostico por Imagem, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: crismontandon@hotmail.com; Lobo, Leonardo Valadares; Ribeiro, Flavia Aparecida de Souza; Teixeira, Kim-Ir-Sen Santos [Goias Univ., Goiania, GO (Brazil). Hospital de Clinicas. Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem e Anatomia Patologica

    2003-12-01

    We reviewed the radiological and clinical features of 23 patients with calcaneal tendon diseases, who were submitted to ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. The objective of this study was to characterize the lesions for a precise diagnosis of calcaneal tendon injuries. A wide range of calcaneal tendon diseases include degenerative lesions, inflammation of the peritendinous tissue such as peritendinitis and bursitis, and rupture. Imaging methods are essential in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of calcaneal tendon diseases. (author)

  6. 微创锁定板内固定和切开复位内固定治疗跟骨关节内骨折效果分析%Analysis Efficacy of Minimally Invasive Locking Plate Fixation and Open Reduction Internal Fixation in the Treatment of Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures

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    张番; 郑淑媛

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the clinical treatment efficacy of minimally invasive locking plate fixation and open reduction internal fixation in the treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures.Method:76 patients with calcaneal fracture in orthopedic department for elective surgery in our hospital from June 2012 to July 2013 were selected.All cases were randomly divided into the minimally invasive fixation group and the open reduction internal fixation group according to the admission number parity,38 cases in each group.The surgical time,intraoperative and postoperative bleeding, hospitalization time,healing time of the two groups were compared.The postoperative treatment efficacies of the two groups were evaluated by AOFAS ankle and hindfoot scoring system,visual analog scale(VAS method)and condensed Health Status Scale(SF-36).Postoperative complications of the two groups were recorded.Result:The surgical time and intraoperative and postoperative bleeding volume of the minimally invasive fixation group were significantly less than the open reduction internal fixation group,the differences were statistically significant(P0.05).The total complication rate of the minimally invasive fixation group was 7.9%,it was significantly lower than 36.8% of the open reduction internal fixation group,the difference was statistically significant(P0.05);微创内固定组总并发症发生率7.9%明显低于切口内固定组的36.8%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:微创锁定板内固定治疗跟骨关节内骨折临床效果优于切开复位内固定,有助于减少术后并发症的发生,促进跟骨术后功能恢复,提高患者生活质量,值得在临床推广使用。

  7. Computational and physical consequences of interaction of closely located simultaneous hydraulic fractures

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    Rejwer, Ewa

    2015-01-01

    Strong interaction of closely located, nearly parallel hydraulic fractures and its influence on their propagation are studied. Both computational and physical aspects of the problem are considered. It is shown that from the computational point of view, when a distance between cracks is small as compared with their sizes, the system becomes ill-conditioned and numerical results deteriorate. The physical consequence of the interaction consists in decreasing of the crack opening and even greater decrease of conductivity. Then the resistance to fluid flow grows what results in the propagation of only those fractures, the distance between which is large enough. The research aims to suggests a means to overcome the computational difficulty and to improve numerical simulation of hydraulic fractures in shales. Numerical experiments are carried out for a 2D problem by using the complex variable hypersingular boundary element method of higher order accuracy. The condition number of the main matrix of a system, the open...

  8. DEM Modelling of Granule Rearrangement and Fracture Behaviours During a Closed-Die Compaction.

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    Furukawa, Ryoichi; Kadota, Kazunori; Noguchi, Tetsuro; Shimosaka, Atsuko; Shirakawa, Yoshiyuki

    2017-01-26

    The closed-die compaction behaviour of D-mannitol granules has been simulated by the discrete element method (DEM) to investigate the granule rearrangement and fracture behaviour during compaction which affects the compactibility of the tablet. The D-mannitol granules produced in a fluidized bed were modelled as agglomerates of primary particles connected by linear spring bonds. The validity of the model granule used in the DEM simulation was demonstrated by comparing to the experimental results of a uniaxial compression test. During uniaxial compression, the numerical results of the force-displacement curve corresponded reasonably well to the experimental data. The closed-die compaction of the modelled granules was carried out to investigate the rearrangement and fracture behaviours of the granule at different upper platen velocities. The forces during closed-die compaction calculated by DEM fluctuated in the low-pressure region due to the rearrangement of granules. A Heckel analysis showed that the force fluctuation occurred at the initial bending region of the Heckel plot, which represents the granule rearrangement and fracture. Furthermore, the upper platen velocity affected the trend of compaction forces, which can lead to compaction failure due to capping. These results could contribute to designing the appropriate granules during closed-die compaction.

  9. Outcome of Minimal Invasive Percutaneous Plate Osteosynthesis in closed fractures of distal tibia

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    Anil K Mishra

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The limited soft tissue, subcutaneous location and poor vascularity render the dista tibial fractures very challenging. Treatment of distal tibial fractures using minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis technique may minimise damage to soft tissues and vascular integrity of bony fragments, leaving comminuted fragments out of the mechanical construct, preserving soft tissues with limited operative exposure. Objective: To assess the outcome of patients treated with minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis technique for closed distal tibial fractures. Methods: The study included total of 30 patients (24males and 6females with close distal tibia fracture, which were treated with distal tibia locking plate using minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis technique. Results: The mean ages of the patient were 44.23 years (30 to58 years. Patients were followed up at 2 weeks, 6weeks, 12weeks, 24weeks and 1 year after the operation and evaluated clinically and radiologically. Among 30 pateints, all fractures went to union. The mean American orthopaedic foot and ankle score was 89.23% (SD-3.92. There was 2case of superficial infection and 3 case of plate impingement with no intraoperative complication and mortality rates. Conclusion: Minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis is an effective technique for the management of distal tibial fractures. It is minimally invasive, though technically demanding, but preserves the biological environment by preserving the soft tissue with better outcome in terms of radiological union and functional outcome. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2013, Vol-9, No-2, 38-44 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v9i2.9686

  10. The Pathomechanics Of Calcaneal Gait

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    Sutherland, David H.; Cooper, Les

    1980-07-01

    The data acquisition system employed in our laboratory includes optical, electronic and computer subsystems. Three movie camera freeze the motion for analysis. The film is displayed on a motion analyzer, and the body segment positions are recorded in a three dimensional coordinate system with Graf/pen sonic digitizer. The angular rotations are calculated by computer and automatically plotted. The force plate provides measurements of vertical force, foreaft shear, medial-lateral shear, torque, and center of pressure. Electromyograms are superimposed upon gait movies to permit measurement of muscle phasic activity. The Hycam movie camera si-multaneously films (through separate lens) the subject and oscilloscope. Movement measurements, electromyograms, and floor reaction forces provide the data base for analysis. From a study of the gait changes in five normal subjects following tibial nerve block, and from additional studies of patients with paralysis of the ankle plantar flexors, the pathomechanics of calcaneal gait can be described. Inability to transfer weight to the forward part of the foot produces ankle instability and reduction of contralateral step length. Excessive drop of the center of mass necessitates com-pensatory increased lift energy output through the sound limb to restore the height of the center of mass. Excessive stance phase ankle dorsiflexion produces knee instability requiring prolonged quadriceps muscle phasic activity.

  11. Surgical Treatment of Calcaneal Spur.

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    Eduardo Sarmiento Sánchez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pain in the plantar region of the heel is technically known as talalgia, and it is a very frequent complaint in the orthopaedic service in Guyana. Due to its frequent mortality, the current investigation was carried out. Objectives: To characterize the application of the surgical treatment to a group of patients in Guyana. Method: 70 patients surgically treated were studied presenting rebel talalgia with no responses to the conservative treatment. Age, sex, race, educational level, antibiotic prophylaxis, final outcomes, and patient's satisfaction with the treatment were the set of variables selected. Results: High morbidity of the heel pain syndrome was evidenced in this studied. The most frequent cause was the calcaneal spur. There is predominance in female Indian race. The high influenced of the socio-cultural factor in the genesis of this disease is proved as well as the impossibility of carrying out the conservative treatment due to high cost of medications. Conclusions: The efficacy achieved with combined treatment technique allowed the results obtained. All this contributed to achieve high satisfaction levels.

  12. Supracondylar humerus fractures in children treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning.

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    Scaglione, Michelangelo; Giovannelli, Daniele; Fabbri, Luca; Dell'omo, Dario; Goffi, Andrea; Guido, Giulio

    2012-08-01

    Supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children are important for frequency and type of associated serious complications. The management of this kind of fractures is still controversial (Skaggs et al. in J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:702-707, 2004; Kalllio et al. in J Pediatr Orthop 12:11-15, 1992). We are going to present our experience in the treatment of supracondylar humeral fracture in children. In the Orthopedic Department of Pisa, we treated 150 cases from 1989 to 2006. We are used to perform, emergency or within 12 h, reduction and two lateral-entry percutaneous pins fixation. The mean age was 7.5 years. We checked 125 cases, because we excluded all the cases with follow up less then 5 years. The mean follow up was 8.2 years. We used Gartland classification modified by Wilkins. We evaluated 125 cases by using the Flynn classification: 100 % of patients did not have impairment of the elbow joint mobility. We had seven valgus deviation, one of which was more then 10°. We also had 17 varus deviations, 11 of which were not over 8° and only 2 of them were 15°. The average value of the joint Baumann angle was calculated as great as 16°. The obtained results were classified as very good 80 %, good 11 %, sufficiently good 6 %, and bad 3 %. In our experience, all the fractures type II and III by Gartland have to be treated within 12 h, with closed reduction and stabilization with lateral-entry K-wire technique. The conservative treatment by cast is indicated only in type I fracture. The trans olecranic treatment is not realizable, for the stiffness which can occur, for the risk of iatrogenic ulnar nerve lesion, and for long-time hospitalization. The open reduction remains the first choice treatment for exposed or nonreducible fractures, and in cases of vascular injury.

  13. MANAGEMENT OF DISPLACED SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURES OF THE HUMERUS IN CHILDREN BY CLOSED REDUCTION AND PERCUTANEOUS PINNING

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    Srinivas

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Supracondylar fracture of the humerus is common injury in children between the ages of 5 to 10 years. With males are affected twice high than females . The average age incidence was 8.3 years. Proper clinical and radiological examination is necessary for type of displacement and type of treatment. Percutaneous pinning of supracondylar fracture is certainly not a new technique ( 5 , but it had excellent results in various series , compar atively with other techniques. Closed reduction and crossed percutaneous pinning is a reliable method of treatment for severely displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children . MATERIALS: In our study 25 patients were treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning between 2009 - 2014 . All 25 fractures were extension type III and closed variety. Left s ide was involved in 20 patients and Right side in 5 patients. The commonest mode of injury was by fall while playing and fall from bicy le. The displacement of the fracture was posteromedial in 19 patients and posterolateral in 6 patients. RESULTS: In our study we had 84% excellent or good results and 16% fair or poor results. Results were assessed according to the flynn’s criteria. W e had following complications after percutaneous pinning . In one patient ulnar neuropraxia developed because of the medial pin. After 1 week medial pin was removed and following that patient recovered completely. In our study one patient had radial and median n erve injury and developed myositis ossificans . Mild degree of volkmann’s ischaemia and restriction of elbow movements. All these were because of the patient had massage and manipulation elsewhere before the treatment. Another patient had mild degree of cub itus varus deformity. DISCUSSION: Closed reduction with immobilization in cast and Dunlop’s traction , skeletal traction necessitates either longer duration of hospitalization or supervision of the patient constantly . Open

  14. Classification of Calcaneal Spurs and Their Relationship With Plantar Fasciitis.

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    Zhou, Binghua; Zhou, You; Tao, Xu; Yuan, Chengsong; Tang, Kanglai

    2015-01-01

    Calcaneal spurs, as a cause of plantar fasciitis, are currently debatable. A prospective study was performed to classify calcaneal spurs according to the findings from an investigation of the relationship between calcaneal spurs and plantar fasciitis. Thirty patients with calcaneal spurs and plantar heel pain underwent calcaneal spur removal and endoscopic plantar fasciotomy. The relationship between the classification of calcaneal spurs and plantar fasciitis was evaluated by endoscopic findings, clinical symptoms, radiographic images, and biopsy findings. The visual analog scale for pain and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scores for functional evaluation were used preoperatively and postoperatively, respectively. The mean follow-up period was 24 months. Two separate types of calcaneal spurs were recognized. Type A calcaneal spurs were located superior to the plantar fascia insertion, and type B calcaneal spurs were located within the plantar fascia. Magnetic resonance imaging results showed a more severe plantar fasciitis grade in type B calcaneal spurs preoperatively. Histologic examination showed that the numbers of granulocytes per image in type B spurs were significantly increased compared with those in type A spurs. Statistically significant improvements were found in the mean visual analog scale and American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society scores and magnetic resonance imaging results in both groups. The amount of change in the visual analog scale score and American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society score, the number of granulocytes per image, and calcaneal spur length showed a high association with the classification of the calcaneal spurs. Calcaneal spurs were completely removed and did not recur in any of the patients on radiographic assessment during the follow-up period. Calcaneal spurs can be classified into 2 distinct types that are indicative of the severity of plantar fasciitis.

  15. TREATMENT OF FRESH CLOSED FRACTURE-DISLOCATION OF MIDTARSAL JOINT%新鲜闭合跗中关节骨折脱位的治疗

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    杜晓健; 曲家富; 曹立海; 赵国志; 闫荣亮; 吴俊; 彭义; 王良

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨新鲜闭合跗中关节骨折脱位的治疗.方法及疗效方法 2004年4月-2011年4月,收治73例(75足)新鲜闭合跗中关节骨折脱位,行闭合整复结合切开复位内固定治疗.男56例(58足),女17例(17足);年龄19~62岁,平均35.8岁.高处坠落伤35例,扭伤4例,机器皮带绞伤5例,重物砸伤9例,交通事故伤20例.伤后至入院时间为1 h30min~48h,平均4.5 h.跗中关节损伤根据Main等分型标准:纵向压缩型6足,内侧移位型33足,外侧移位型17足,跖屈型9足,碾压损伤型10足.合并中足骨折脱位34足,舟骨骨折6足,骰骨压缩骨折18足,跟骨骨折8足,距骨骨折7足,胫距关节脱位2足,距下关节脱位2足,内踝骨折1足.合并足急性筋膜室综合征3足.结果 术后65例(67足)切口Ⅰ期愈合,8例(8足)Ⅱ期愈合.62例(62足)获随访,随访时间11个月~7年11个月,平均3年6个月.术后26足步行时足部疼痛,36足步行时自觉伤足僵硬或不适.X线片复查示,59足跗中关节骨折脱位及其合并伤均复位良好,无再脱位及骨折不愈合发生;3足发生足舟骨坏死,继发扁平足,均行关节融合术.末次随访时,按照美国矫形足踝协会(AOFAS)标准评价足功能,为77~90分,平均88.6分.结论 根据术前对损伤的评估,采用手法整复结合内固定(微型接骨板桥式支撑、空心螺钉联合克氏针内固定)治疗存在不同合并损伤的跗中关节骨折脱位疗效良好.%Objective To investigate the treatment method and effectiveness of fresh closed fracture-dislocation of the midtarsal joint. Methods Between April 2004 and April 2011, 73 patients (75 feet) with fresh closed fracture-dislocation of the midtarsal joint were treated with closed reduction combined with open reduction and internal fixation. There were 56 males (58 feet) and 17 females (17 feet), aged from 19 to 62 years (mean, 35.8 years). Injuries were caused by falling from height in 35 cases, by sprain in 4 cases, by

  16. Closed medial total subtalar joint dislocation without ankle fracture: a case report

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    Introduction Total subtalar dislocation without fracture of the ankle is a rare clinical entity; it is usually due to a traumatic high-energy mechanism. Standard treatment is successful closed reduction under general anesthesia followed by non-weight bearing and ankle immobilization with a below-knee cast for 6 weeks. Case presentation We present the case of a 30-year-old Moroccan woman who was involved in a road traffic accident. She subsequently received a radiological assessment that objectified a total subtalar dislocation without fracture of her ankle. She was immediately admitted to the operating theater where an immediate reduction was performed under sedation, and immobilization in a plaster boot was adopted for 8 weeks. The management of this traumatic lesion is discussed in the light of the literature. Conclusions Medial subtalar dislocation is a rare dislocation and is not commonly seen as a sports injury because it requires transfer of a large amount of kinetic energy. The weaker talocalcaneal and talonavicular ligaments often bear the brunt of the energy and are more commonly disrupted, compared to the relatively stronger calcaneonavicular ligament. Urgent reduction is important, and closed reduction under general anesthesia is usually successful, often facilitated by keeping the knee in flexion to relax the gastrocnemius muscle. Long-term sequelae include talar avascular necrosis and osteochondral fracture, as well as chronic instability and pain. PMID:25240955

  17. 经皮撬拨复位轴向结合横向多枚中空钉内固定治疗SandersⅡ、Ⅲ型跟骨骨折的临床疗效%An analysis of the clinical effects of percutaneous fracture reduction followed by internal fixation with multiple axial and horizontal cannulated screws in the treatment of Sanders type II and III calcaneal fracture

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    林文琛; 许耀明; 颜峻; 李超颖; 郑烽礼

    2014-01-01

    ObjectiveTo explore and compare the curative effects of percutaneous fracture reduction followed by internal fixation with cannulated screws and open reduction followed by internal fixation with titanium plate in the treatment of Sanders typeⅡ andⅢ calcaneal fracture at early stage.Methods 60 patients with calcaneal fracture from February 2010 to September 2013 were selected. They all belonged to Sanders typeⅡ andⅢ fracture, in which 34 patients were typeⅡ and 26 typeⅢ. All patients were randomly assigned to two groups and received surgeries of percutaneous fracture reduction followed by internal fixation with cannulated screws and open reduction followed by internal fixation with titanium plate. They were observed in the follow-ups, and functional evaluation was carried out via Marryland evaluation system. Excellent and good rate of the two methods was calculated, and differences between the two groups were analyzed through statistics. Results Follow-ups were carried out for 60 patients, and the follow-up time was 4-38 months (average 18 months). Clinical effects: among 31 patients who received percutaneous fracture reduction followed by internal fixation with cannulated screws, 18 patients showed excellent foot functions, 6 good, 3 average and 2 unsatisfactory. The excellent and good rate was 83.8%; among 29 patients who received open reduction followed by internal fixation with titanium plate, 18 patients showed excellent foot functions, 6 good, 3 average and 2 unsatisfactory. The excellent and good rate was 82.8%. The differences of the excellent and good rate between the two methods were not statistically significant (x2=0.617,P =0.971>0.05).Conclusion Percutaneous fracture reduction followed by internal fixation with cannulated screws and open reduction followed by internal fixation with titanium plate in the treatment of calcaneal fracture can both achieve favorable effects. Percutaneous fracture reduction followed by internal fixation with

  18. The hematoma block: a simple, effective technique for closed reduction of ankle fracture dislocations.

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    Ross, Adrianne; Catanzariti, Alan R; Mendicino, Robert W

    2011-01-01

    Management of a dislocated ankle fracture can be challenging because of instability of the ankle mortise, a compromised soft tissue envelope, and the potential neurovascular compromise. Every effort should be made to quickly and efficiently relocate the disrupted ankle joint. Within the emergency department setting, narcotics and benzodiazepines can be used to sedate the patient before attempting closed reduction. The combination of narcotics and benzodiazepines provides relief of pain and muscle guarding; however, it conveys a risk of seizure as well as respiratory arrest. An alternative to conscious sedation is the hematoma block, or an intra-articular local anesthetic injection in the ankle joint and the associated fracture hematoma. The hematoma block offers a comparable amount of analgesia to conscious sedation without the additional cardiovascular risk, hospital cost, and procedure time.

  19. Kapandji pinning or closed reduction for extra-articular distal radius fractures.

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    Stoffelen, D V; Broos, P L

    1998-10-01

    In a randomized prospective trial, closed reduction and plaster application was compared with Kapandji pinning. Closed reduction and plaster cast application was performed in 50 patients, Kapandji pinning in 48 patients. According to the Cooney score, good and excellent results were found in 74% of patients in the closed reduction and plaster cast group compared with 75% of patients in the Kapandji-pinning group. In terms of maintenance of reduction and functional outcome at 1-year follow-up, no statistically significant differences were found between the two groups. We conclude, therefore, that both techniques can be applied to extra-articular fractures of the distal radius according to the characteristics of the forearm and the surgeon's or the patient's need.

  20. Comparison of therapeutic effects between open reduction and internal fixation with conventional plate via L-shaped lateral approach and internal fixation with percutaneous plate using a sinus tarsi approach in treatment of calcaneal fractures%经跗骨窦切口插入钢板与经外侧L形切口钢板内固定治疗跟骨骨折临床疗效的比较

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    夏胜利; 王秀会; 陆耀刚; 王惠中; 王子平

    2012-01-01

    Objective To compare therapeutic effects between open reduction and internal fixation with conventional plate via L-shaped lateral approach and internal fixation with percutaneous plate using a sinus tarsi approach in the treatment of calcaneal fractures. Methods All of 108 patients (117 feet) of displaced intra—articular calcaneal fractures were randomly divided into two groups: minimally invasive treatment group with 59 cases (64 feet) and conventional treatment group with 49 cases (53 feet).Results All patients were followed up for 8 to 28 months (mean 19 months).Lateral roentgenograms showed satisfactory restoration of the calcaneal height,width,length,Bohlers angle and Gissanes angle after operation in all patients.Early wound complications occurred postoperatively in 8 feet in conventional treatment group, while no feet developed wound complication in invasive treatment group. Maryland foot score demonstrated excellent results achieved in 49 feet, good in 11, fair in 4 in minimally invasive treatment group with the excellent and good rates of 93.8%, and excellent results in 31 feet, good in 15 feet, fair in 7 feet in conventional treatment group with the excellent and good rates of 86.8%, with significant difference found between two groups (P <0.01). Conclusion Compared with conventional surgical methods of treatment of displaced intra—articular calcaneal fractures, sinus tarsi approach for the reduction and internal fixation with percutaneous plate not only significantly reduces operative time and achieves satisfactory clinical therapeutic effects, but also effectively avoids postoperative complications.%目的 比较经跗骨窦切口插入钢板内固定与经外侧L形切口复位钢板内固定治疗跟骨骨折的临床疗效.方法 108例(117足)跟骨关节内骨折被随机分为微创及常规治疗组,微创治疗组59例(64足)采用经跗骨窦切口插入钢板内固定,常规治疗组49例(53足)采用外侧L

  1. Closed reduction with CT-guided screw fixation for unstable sacroiliac joint fracture-dislocation

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    Baskin, Kevin M.; Cahill, Ann Marie; Kaye, Robin D. [Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Born, Christopher T. [Temple University Hospital/Temple Children' s Hospital, Temple Sports Medicine, Marlton, NJ (United States); Grudziak, Jan S. [Children' s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Towbin, Richard B.

    2004-12-01

    Unstable posterior pelvic ring fractures and dislocations are uncommon but potentially life-threatening injuries in children. Early definitive management reduces risk of immediate complications as well as chronic pain and gait dysfunction. Conventional operative therapy carries substantial risk of extensive blood loss and iatrogenic neurological and vascular injury. Minimally invasive image-guided intervention may further reduce immediate risk and improve long-term outcome. To describe CT-guided closed reduction and internal fixation (CRIF) and review outcomes of unstable fracture-dislocation of the sacroiliac (SI) joint in children. Between 2000 and 2003, three children (two girls, one boy) age 8-14 years were referred to interventional radiology for treatment of unstable SI joint fracture-dislocation not adequately treated with anterior external fixation alone. The three affected SI joints (two left, one right) were treated in a combined approach by pediatric interventional radiologists and orthopedic surgeons, using a percutaneous approach under CT guidance. Over a threaded guiding pin, 7.3 mm cannulated screws were used to achieve stable reduction of the affected SI joints. One screw was removed after slight (2 mm) migration. No neurovascular or other complications occurred. All patients had satisfactory healing with near-anatomic reduction, although recovery of the youngest was delayed by associated spinal injury. Compared to open surgical alternatives, CRIF under CT guidance reduces operating time, decreases blood loss, and allows early definitive fixation and immediate non-weight-bearing mobilization with a low rate of complication for unstable posterior pelvic ring fractures. In addition, CT-guided placement of the guide pin may allow safer screw positioning and may minimize the total number of screws needed to achieve pelvic stability. (orig.)

  2. Avaliação biomecânica das fraturas intra-articulares do calcâneo e sua correlação clínica radiográfica Biomechanical evaluation of intra articular calcaneal fracture and clinical radiographic correlation

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    Marcos Emilio Kuschnaroff Contreras

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve o objetivo de oferecer uma avaliação clínica, radiográfica e biomecânica de pacientes com fratura intraarticular de calcâneo, submetidos à redução aberta e fixação interna. A amostra consistiu em 22 pacientes, 20 do sexo masculino e dois do sexo feminino, com idade média de 40,95 (± 11,63 anos. Os autores realizaram avaliações radiográficas do ângulo de Böhler e Gissane, no pré e no pós-operatório, além de utilizarem a tomografia computadorizada para avaliação da classificação de Sanders. A avaliação da Distribuição da Pressão Plantar foi realizada pelo sistema F-scan. Os resultados clínicos encontrados foram satisfatórios apresentando, pontuação média de 75,5 no critério da AOFAS.. A redução cirúrgica resultou em uma melhora dos ângulos de Böhler e Gissane. O estudo mostrou diferenças estatisticamente significantes entre o antepé o retropé fraturados no que tange sobre a área de contato, pressão e força de reação do solo. Os valores encontrados para estes parâmetros foram maiores no retropé que no antepé fraturados. A trajetória de Pressão (COP foi menor no pé fraturado que no pé normal. Encontrou-se correlação entre o Ângulo de Gissane após a redução e o Segundo Pico de Força, indicando que quanto melhor a redução deste ângulo , melhor a impulsão. Também encontrou-se a correlação entre a pontuação AOFAS e o Primeiro Pico de Força, mostrando que quanto melhor o resultado clínico melhor o apoio do retropé.The present study had an objective to perfom a clinical, radiographic and biomechanical evaluation in patients with calcaneal fractures submitted to open reduction with internal fixation. The sample consisted of 22 patients - 20 male and 2 female with an average age of 40,95 (±11,63 years old. The authors have done radiographic evaluation of the pre and post operatory of Böchler and Gissane angles; furthermore, they used a CT scanning for Sander

  3. 自制双边三角形万向可伸缩外固定支架治疗开放性关节内粉碎性跟骨骨折%Treatment of open comminuted intra-articular calcaneal fractures with extensible gimbaled bilateral triangle external fixators

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    梁伟; 邹光翼; 王济纬; 苗旭东

    2016-01-01

    目的 观察自制的双边三角形万向可伸缩外固定支架治疗开放性关节内粉碎性跟骨骨折的效果. 方法 对2011年1月至2014年6月收治并获得随访的12例开放性关节内粉碎性跟骨骨折患者资料进行回顾性分析,男8例,女4例;年龄23 ~ 58岁,平均36.8岁;骨折按照Sanders分型:Ⅱ型4例,Ⅲ型7例,Ⅳ型1例;软组织损伤按照Gustilo分型:Ⅱ型2例,ⅢA型7例,ⅢB型3例.所有患者急诊行伤口清创,根据伤口软组织损伤情况一期行闭合伤口或负压封闭引流覆盖,根据病情7例急诊、5例在伤后3~5d行自制的双边三角形万向可伸缩外固定支架撑开克氏针撬拨,克氏针或空心钉固定.待确定创口无明显感染后,6例择期行外侧切口切开复位内固定,6例一直使用外固定支架及辅助克氏针固定8 ~10周(平均9.1周).结果 12例患者术后获6~36个月(平均18.5个月)随访,美国足踝外科协会的踝-后足评分平均为84.6分(74 ~ 94分),有1例患者后期行游离植皮覆盖伤口,有3例患者发生伤口浅表感染,无深部感染及需要截肢治疗患者,6例患者二期行切开复位内固定者无一例发生切口感染及坏死. 结论 开放性跟骨骨折应用自制的双边三角形万向可伸缩外固定支架支撑辅助固定,把握内固定的时机和手术指征、选择恰当的固定方法可以有效降低术后深部感染和骨髓炎的发生率.%Objective To report the clinical outcomes of the patients with open comminuted intra-articular calcaneal fracture who were treated with our self-designed bilateral triangle external fixators which are extensible and gimbaled.Methods Between January 2011 and June 2014,12 patients with open comminuted intra-articular calcaneal fracture were treated and followed up.They were 8 men and 4 women,aged from 23 to 58 years (average,36.8 years).According to the Sanders classification,the fractures were type Ⅱ in 4 cases,type Ⅲ in 7,and type Ⅳ in

  4. Accuracy Analysis of a Robot System for Closed Diaphyseal Fracture Reduction

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    Changsheng Li

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available We have developed a robot system for closed diaphyseal fracture reduction. Because accuracy is essential for the treatment effects of the robot system and for the safety of both the patients and surgeons, we analysed accuracy in a systematic way. Both the structure of the robot and the operation procedure are described. Using the transfer model of errors in series and the error differential solving method for parallel mechanisms, an error model was established, and the main influencing factors of errors were considered. The Monte Carlo method was used to perform the simulation based on the error model. Experiments of image registration, of the mechanism and of the whole robot system were tested in different aspects to verify that the results of the simulation are correct. The system accuracy was compared with clinical standards to show that the robot system fulfilled the requirements for closed diaphyseal fracture reduction. The accuracy analysis method also provides an efficient path for other medical robots.

  5. Incidence of tendon entrapment and dislocation with calcaneus and pilon fractures on CT examination

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    Tresley, Jonathan [Jackson Memorial Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Miami, FL (United States); University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Radiology, Madison, WI (United States); Subhawong, Ty K.; Singer, Adam D.; Clifford, Paul D. [Jackson Memorial Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Miami, FL (United States)

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    To examine the association between tibial pilon and calcaneal fracture classification and tendon entrapment or dislocation. After institutional review board approval, we retrospectively reviewed consecutive CT scans with calcaneal or pilon fractures from 5 years at a level 1 trauma center. We categorized calcaneal fractures according to the Sanders classification, and pilon fractures according to the Ruedi and Allgower and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Osteosynthesefragen-Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AO-OTA) classifications. Ankle tendons were assessed for dislocation or entrapment. Fisher's exact test was used for statistical analysis with significance at p < 0.05. A total of 312 fractures (91 pilon only, 193 calcaneal only, and 14 ankles with ipsilateral pilon and calcaneal fractures) were identified in 273 patients. Twenty-two pilon, 42 calcaneal, and nine combination fractures were associated with 99 occurrences of tendon entrapment or superior peroneal retinacular injury. Such findings were associated with multiple fractures (p = 0.002). Multifragmentary pilon fractures were associated with posterior tibial and flexor digitorum longus tendon entrapment (p < 0.0001 and p = 0.0003 for Ruedi/Allgower and AO-OTA, respectively), and multifragmentary Sanders type 3 or 4 calcaneal fractures were associated with superior peroneal retinacular injury (p = 0.0473) compared to simple fracture patterns. Thirty-nine percent of tendon entrapments or retinacular injuries were prospectively identified, 85 % by musculoskeletal radiologists (p < 0.0001). Approximately 25 % of calcaneal and pilon fractures were retrospectively identified to contain posteromedial tendon entrapment or superior peroneal retinacular injury. Radiologists should meticulously search for such injuries, particularly when analyzing multifragmentary and multiple fractures. (orig.)

  6. Case-control study on therapeutic effects between Kirschner wire fixation after early bebridement and staged plate fixation in the treatment of open calcaneal fractures%早期清创复位克氏针内固定与Ⅱ期钢板内固定治疗开放性跟骨骨折的病例对照研究

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    朱永展; 李逸群; 吴峰; 张宏宁; 温建强; 包杭生

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To compare therapeutic effects between Kirschner wire fixation after early debridement(Kirschner wire group) and staged plate fixation (plate group) in the treatment of open calcaneal fractures. Methods: From January 2001 to May 2008,55 patients (58 feel) with open calcaneal fractures were reviewed,the mean age was 36.8 years(ranged, 19 to 65 years) and the average visit time was 3 hours (ranged,30 min to 7 h). All the patients were divided into two groups:Kirschner wire group and plate group. There were 20 males(20 feet) and 9 females(9 feet) in Kirschner wire group,in which 15 feet were type 1,13 feet were type Ⅱ , 1 foot was type Ⅲ A according to Gustilo classification and 9 feet were type Ⅱ ,18 feet were type Ⅲ ,2 feet were type Ⅳ according to Sanders classification. The patients in Kirschner wire group were treated with early de-bridement,fracture reduction and Kirschner wire fixation,and the soft tissue defects were covered with VSD temporarily,and then were enveloped by skin or flap grafts at the second stage. There were 18 males (19 feet) and 8 females (10 feet) in the plate group, in which 13 feet were type 1,14 feet were type Ⅱ , 2 feet were type Ⅲ A according to Gustilo classification and 11 feet were type Ⅱ , 15 feet were type Ⅲ , 3 feet were type Ⅳ according to Sanders classification. The patients in the plate group were treated with early debridement, and plate internal fixation with were performed when the wound became stabilization. Results : Twenty-three feet (15 patients) in the Kirschner wire group and 22 feet (13 patients) in the plate group were followed, the duration ranged from 10 to 36 months,with an average of 24 months. Compared with preoperative ones,the heel height, width, Bohler angle and Gissane angle of calcaneal got improvements. According to AOFAS ankle- foot evaluation system, 11 feet got an excellent result,8 good in the Kirschner wire group;2 feet had wound local skin necrosis and cured by dressing

  7. Calcaneal BMD Obtained by Dual X-Ray and Laser Predicts Future Hip Fractures—A Prospective Study on 4 398 Swedish Women

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    Torkel B. Brismar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The predictive value of dual X-ray and laser (DXL calcaneal BMD (BMDDXL on hip fractures was prospectively studied in 4,398 females aged 55 to 99 years. The average follow-up period was 3 years and 11 months with a total of 17,270 person years. Fractures were identified from the national patient register. After inclusion, 130 females sustained a hip fracture. The age adjusted hazard ratio for T-score −2.5 was 2.64. Of all patients who sustained a hip fracture 78% had a T-score of −2.5 or below. The annual hip fracture rate was 0.26% at T-scores ≥−2, but 1.5% at T-scores ≤−2.5. The area under curve for the model including calcaneal BMDDXL, follow-up time, and age to prospectively predict hip fractures was 0.84. Conclusions. Calcaneal BMDDXL obtained by DXL Calscan predicts hip fractures and may therefore be suitable for diagnosing osteoporosis and for predicting fracture risk.

  8. The value of calcaneal bone mass measurement using a dual X-ray laser calscan device in risk screening for osteoporosis

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    Gulseren Kayalar

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how bone mineral density in the calcaneus measured by a dual energy X-ray laser (DXL correlates with bone mineral density in the spine and hip in Turkish women over 40 years of age and to determine whether calcaneal dual energy X-ray laser variables are associated with clinical risk factors to the same extent as axial bone mineral density measurements obtained using dual energy x-ray absorbtiometry (DXA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2,884 Turkish women, aged 40-90 years, living in Ankara were randomly selected. Calcaneal bone mineral density was evaluated using a dual energy X-ray laser Calscan device. Subjects exhibiting a calcaneal dual energy X-ray laser T- score <-2.5 received a referral for DXA of the spine and hip. Besides dual energy X-ray laser measurements, all subjects were questioned about their medical history and the most relevant risk factors for osteoporosis. RESULTS: Using a T-score threshold of -2.5, which is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO, dual energy X-ray laser calcaneal measurements showed that 13% of the subjects had osteoporosis, while another 56% had osteopenia. The mean calcaneal dual energy X-ray laser T-score of postmenopausal subjects who were smokers with a positive history of fracture, hormone replacement therapy (HRT, covered dressing style, lower educational level, no regular exercise habits, and low tea consumption was significantly lower than that obtained for the other group (p<0.05. A significant correlation was observed between the calcaneal dual energy X-ray laser T-score and age (r=-0.465, p=0.001, body mass index (BMI (r=0.223, p=0.001, number of live births (r=-0.229, p=0.001, breast feeding time (r=-0.064, p=0.001, and age at menarche (r=-0.050, p=0.008. The correlations between calcaneal DXL and DXA T-scores (r=0.340, p=0.001 and calcaneal DXL and DXA Z-scores (r=0.360, p=0.001 at the spine, and calcaneal DXL and DXA T- scores (r=0.28, p=0.001 and calcaneal

  9. Calcaneal loading during walking and running

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    Giddings, V. L.; Beaupre, G. S.; Whalen, R. T.; Carter, D. R.

    2000-01-01

    PURPOSE: This study of the foot uses experimentally measured kinematic and kinetic data with a numerical model to evaluate in vivo calcaneal stresses during walking and running. METHODS: External ground reaction forces (GRF) and kinematic data were measured during walking and running using cineradiography and force plate measurements. A contact-coupled finite element model of the foot was developed to assess the forces acting on the calcaneus during gait. RESULTS: We found that the calculated force-time profiles of the joint contact, ligament, and Achilles tendon forces varied with the time-history curve of the moment about the ankle joint. The model predicted peak talocalcaneal and calcaneocuboid joint loads of 5.4 and 4.2 body weights (BW) during walking and 11.1 and 7.9 BW during running. The maximum predicted Achilles tendon forces were 3.9 and 7.7 BW for walking and running. CONCLUSIONS: Large magnitude forces and calcaneal stresses are generated late in the stance phase, with maximum loads occurring at approximately 70% of the stance phase during walking and at approximately 60% of the stance phase during running, for the gait velocities analyzed. The trajectories of the principal stresses, during both walking and running, corresponded to each other and qualitatively to the calcaneal trabecular architecture.

  10. [Arthroscopic treatment for calcaneal spur syndrome].

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    Stropek, S; Dvorák, M

    2008-10-01

    PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Arthroscopic treatment of calcaneal spur syndrome is a tissue-sparing and effective approach when conservative therapy has failed. This method, its results and our experience with the treatment of this syndrome are presented here. MATERIAL Between January 2003 and November 2007, 26 patients underwent an arthroscopic procedure for calcaneal spur syndrome; of these, 20 were women with an average age of 49 years, and six were men with an average age of 45 years. Four, three women and one man, were lost to follow-up, therefore 22 patients with 24 heels were eventually evaluated. All had conservative therapy for 3 to 6 monts. METHODS The arthroscopic method used was developed by the arthroscopic group of the Orthopaedic Service of Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras in Havana, Cuba. The surgical technique insolves treatment of the spur and plantar fasciitis commonly found in calcaneal spur syndrome, but it also addresses adjacent calcaneal periostitis. RESULTS The results were evaluated on the scale that is part of the foot function index developed by Budiman-Mak for measuring rheumatoid arthritis pain. The patients were asked mine questions on pain intensity during various activities before and after surgery. Pain was evaluated on a scale with grades from 0 to 9. The average value was 5.9 before surgery and 1.4 after surgery. A 0-1 pain range was reported by 25 %, 1-2 by 26 % and 2-4 by 22 % of the patients. All patients reported improvement. DISCUSSION The orthopaedic group in Havana led by Carlos achieved 85 % excellent outcomes (pain range, 0-2) at one-year followup; this was 79 % in our study, in which no problems with foot arches or wound infection were recorded. CONCLUSIONS The heel spur syndrome is a result of an inflamed ligament (plantar fascia) due to repeated microtrauma. It is not a traction osteophyte,but a reaction of the tissue where it attaches to the calcaneus. Adjacent calcaneal periostitis is usually present as well. Therefore, this

  11. Closed reduction and K-wiring with the Kapandji technique for completely displaced pediatric distal radial fractures.

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    Satish, Bhava R J; Vinodkumar, Muniramaiah; Suresh, Masilamani; Seetharam, Prasad Y; Jaikumar, Krishnaraj

    2014-09-01

    In completely displaced pediatric distal radial fractures, achieving satisfactory reduction with closed manipulation and maintenance of reduction with casting is difficult. Although the Kapandji technique of K-wiring is widely practiced for distal radial fracture fixation in adults, it is rarely used in pediatric acute fractures. Forty-six completely displaced distal radial fractures in children 7 to 14 years old were treated with closed reduction and K-wire fixation. One or 2 intrafocal K-wires were used to lever out and reduce the distal fragment's posterior and radial translation. One or 2 extrafocal K-wires were used to augment intrafocal fixation. Postoperative immobilization was enforced for 3 to 6 weeks (with a short arm plaster of Paris cast for the first half of the time and a removable wrist splint for the second half), after which time the K-wires were removed. Patients were followed for a minimum of 4 months. Mean patient age was 9.5 years. Near-anatomical reduction was achieved easily with the intrafocal leverage technique in all fractures. Mean procedure time for K-wiring was 7 minutes. On follow-up, there was no loss of reduction; remanipulation was not performed in any case. There were no pin-related complications. All fractures healed, and full function of the wrist and forearm was achieved in every case. The Kapandji K-wire technique consistently achieves easy and near-anatomical closed reduction by a leverage reduction method in completely displaced pediatric distal radial fractures. Reduction is maintained throughout the fracture-healing period. The casting duration can be reduced without loss of reduction, and good functional results can be obtained.

  12. Avaliação quantitativa ultra-sonográfica do calcâneo permite diferenciar mulheres com e sem fraturas ósseas recentes Quantitative calcaneal ultrasound evaluation allows distinguishing women with and without fractures

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudos internacionais apontam o ultra-som de calcâneo (QUS como um excelente método para avaliar a qualidade óssea e o risco de fraturas. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o QUS de um grupo de mulheres brasileiras fraturadas com outro de não- fraturadas e verificar se as medidas do pé direito e esquerdo e duas medidas seqüenciais em cada pé eram estatisticamente equivalentes. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 52 mulheres. Vinte e seis eram fraturadas e 26 sem fraturas, pareadas por idade (± 2, anos de pós-menopausa (± 2, e índice de massa corpórea (kg/m² (± 2. RESULTADOS: Os resultados foram comparados pelo teste t de Student para amostras pareadas. Os valores (média ± DP para o índice de elasticidade (SI foram 54,9 (± 16,6 e 80,4 (± 17,3 e o T Score foi -2,9 (± 0,94 e -1,3 (± 0,95 para o grupo com e sem fraturas, respectivamente. A primeira e segunda medidas do SI para cada pé, bem como as medidas dos pés direito e esquerdo foram similares. Houve significância estatística (pOBJECTIVE: International studies have pointed out quantitative ultrasound as an important method to assess bone fragility and risk of fracture. This study was performed to compare quantitative ultrasound (QUS in two groups of Brazilian women, those with a fracture and those with no previous history of fracture. The aim was to assess whether there was any difference between the right and the left foot s and whether two sequential measurements in each foot were statistically equivalent... METHODS: A total of 52 women, 26 with and 26 with no fractures, matched by age (± 2 years, years since menopause (± 2 years, and body mass index (kg/m² (± 2 were evaluated. RESULTS: Results were compared by the Student's t test for matched samples. Values (mean ± SD for the stiffness index (SI were 54.9 (± 16.6 and 80.4 (± 17.3, and for the T Score were -2.9 (± 0.94 and -1.3 (± 0.95 for the groups with and with no fractures, respectively. The first and

  13. Treatment of Severely Displaced Radial Neck Fractures in Children With Percutaneous K-wire Leverage and Closed Intramedullary Pinning

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    Zhang, Fu-Yong; Wang, Xiao-Dong; Zhen, Yun-Fang; Guo, Zhi-Xiong; Dai, Jin; Zhu, Lun-Qing

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    Abstract To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous K-wire leverage (PKWL) reduction and closed intramedullary pinning (CIMP) for the treatment of pediatric radial neck fractures. From June 2010 to December 2013, a total of 50 children with Judet III and IV radial neck fractures were treated at our hospital. Manual closed reduction was first attempted to reduce the radial neck fractures. Upon successful closed reduction or the radial neck–shaft angle was reduced to  0.05), but were significantly larger than group A in the radial neck–shaft angle and fracture displacement (P < 0.05). Group A and B had significantly shorter operation time than group C (58.4 ± 14.5 minutes, 55.2 ± 11.2 minutes, versus 81.4 ± 7.5 minutes, P < 0.05). Forty-five patients were followed up for a mean of 2 years. Bone union was achieved in all patients within a mean time of 4.1 months. The patients treated with manual reduction or percutaneous leverage reduction showed excellent results. Three patients, however, treated with open reduction showed 10 to 20° limitation in range of motion of the elbow. No other complications were seen. Percutaneous K-wire leverage and CIMP are safe and effective for the treatment of pediatric Judet III and IV radial neck fractures. PMID:26735536

  14. Relationship between full weight-bearing exercise and joint function in postoperative SandersⅡ-Ⅲcalcaneal fractures%SandersⅡ~Ⅲ型跟骨骨折术后完全负重练习开始时间与足部功能关系

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    付尧; 王金成; 贾云龙; 张汉阳; 钟专; 陈高扬; 刘贺; 常非

    2015-01-01

    背景:SandersⅡ~Ⅲ型跟骨骨折切开复位内固定术后患肢完全负重功能练习的开始时间尚存争议。  目的:探讨SandersⅡ~Ⅲ型跟骨骨折切开复位内固定术后患肢完全负重功能练习的开始时间与足部功能的关系。  方法:选取2010年1月至2013年10月收治的SandersⅡ~Ⅲ型跟骨骨折患者29例36足,按完全负重练习的开始时间分为:A组16例17足,术后6~8周开始部分负重功能锻炼,3个月内开始完全负重锻炼,平均完全负重时间2.8个月;B组13例19足,因个人因素(复合伤、工伤、心理因素等),术后开始完全负重时间大于3个月,平均完全负重时间5.5个月。  结果:随访根据Maryland足部评分标准,A组平均为(91.4±3.4)分,B组平均为(86.3±4.5)分,相比较有统计学差异(P<0.05)。A组切口愈合不良3足,经换药2周愈合;B组切口愈合不良1足,经换药2周愈合,骨髓炎1足,经抗生素骨水泥填充治疗后治愈,两组无明显差别(P>0.05)。A组平均Böhler角29.5°±3.3°,平均Gissan角130.1°±5.4°,骨折均已愈合;B组平均Böhler角31.1°±2.1°,平均Gissan角131.5°±3.9°,骨折均已愈合。两组统计学无明显差异(P>0.05)。  结论:SandersⅡ~Ⅲ型跟骨骨折术后3个月内开始完全负重锻炼患者的足部功能明显优于开始完全负重时间大于3个月的患者。%Background:When to begin full weight-bearing exercise after open reduction and internal fixation for SandersⅡ-Ⅲcalca-neal fractures is still in dispute. Objective:To investigate the relationship between joint function recovery and postoperative full weight-bearing exercise af-ter open reduction and internal fixation for treatment of SandersⅡ-Ⅲcalcaneal fractures. Methods:A total of 29 patients (36 feet) with SandersⅡ-Ⅲcalcaneal fractures treated between January 2010 and October 2013 were enrolled in the

  15. Recovery of mouth-opening after closed treatment of a fracture of the mandibular condyle : a longitudinal study

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    Niezen, E. T.; Stuive, I.; Post, W. J.; Bos, R. R. M.; Dijkstra, P. U.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this retrospective study was to assess recovery of mouth opening after closed treatment of fractures of the mandibular condyle, and analyse which characteristics might influence recovery. We measured mouth opening in 142 patients (mean (SD) age 30 (14) years, 96 of whom were male) during

  16. Medial talo-calcaneal coalition. Case report

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    Daly, B.D.; Towers, M.J.; Hamilton, S.

    1988-11-01

    Medial talo-calcaneal coalition is an uncommon developmental anomaly consisting of a bony projection arising from the postero-medial aspect of the sustentaculum tali, which may articulate with another bony projection from the medial aspect of the talus. Fibrous, cartilaginous or bony ankylosis may occur. It usually presents in adolescents, and causes pain following exercise. It may cause a lump, and can predispose to flat foot and early osteoarthrosis. This condition is easily overlooked on routine views of the ankle, and may require oblique views and tomography for its detection and clarification.

  17. Radiological and Functional Outcome of Displaced Colles’ Fracture Managed with Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning: A Prospective Study

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    Khatri, Kishor; Kharel, Krishna; Byanjankar, Subin; Sharma, Jay R; Shrestha, Rahul; Vaishya, Raju; Agarwal, Amit Kumar; Vijay, Vipul

    2017-01-01

    Background: Displaced Colles’ fractures are treated by manipulation and below elbow cast application. Malunion is a common complication, resulting in pain, mid-carpal instability, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fracture stabilization by percutaneous pinning is a simple, minimally invasive technique that helps prevent displacement of the fracture, thereby minimizing complications. This study aims to assess the amount of collapse after closed manipulation and percutaneous pinning with Kirschner wires (K-wires) and its correlation with the functional outcome of the wrist after union. Methods: A prospective study was conducted from May 2015 to May 2016 in a tertiary orthopedic center. Ninety patients (60 females, 30 males) with an average age of 54.93 years with Type II fractures underwent closed manipulation and percutaneous pinning with crossed K-wires as the primary procedure. Serial radiographs were taken to document the amount of collapse. The functional outcome was assessed using the Cooney Wrist Score. Results: At the final follow-up at six months, the collapse in the mean dorsal angle was 0.94 and mean ulnar variance was 0.51. Functionally, 48 patients (53.33%) had an excellent outcome, 36 patients (40%) had a good outcome, and six patients (6.67%) had a fair outcome. Conclusions: Displaced Colles’ fractures should be reduced and stabilized with percutaneous K-wires to achieve an excellent functional outcome. PMID:28191366

  18. Closed head experimental traumatic brain injury increases size and bone volume of callus in mice with concomitant tibial fracture

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    Brady, Rhys D; Grills, Brian L; Church, Jarrod E; Walsh, Nicole C; McDonald, Aaron C; Agoston, Denes V; Sun, Mujun; O’Brien, Terence J; Shultz, Sandy R; McDonald, Stuart J

    2016-01-01

    Concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) and long bone fracture are commonly observed in multitrauma and polytrauma. Despite clinical observations of enhanced bone healing in patients with TBI, the relationship between TBI and fracture healing remains poorly understood, with clinical data limited by the presence of several confounding variables. Here we developed a novel trauma model featuring closed-skull weight-drop TBI and concomitant tibial fracture in order to investigate the effect of TBI on fracture healing. Male mice were assigned into Fracture + Sham TBI (FX) or Fracture + TBI (MULTI) groups and sacrificed at 21 and 35 days post-injury for analysis of healing fractures by micro computed tomography (μCT) and histomorphometry. μCT analysis revealed calluses from MULTI mice had a greater bone and total tissue volume, and displayed higher mean polar moment of inertia when compared to calluses from FX mice at 21 days post-injury. Histomorphometric results demonstrated an increased amount of trabecular bone in MULTI calluses at 21 days post-injury. These findings indicate that closed head TBI results in calluses that are larger in size and have an increased bone volume, which is consistent with the notion that TBI induces the formation of a more robust callus. PMID:27682431

  19. Simulating the pervasive fracture and fragmentation of materials and structures using randomly close-packed Voronoi tessellations.

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    Bishop, Joseph E.

    2008-09-01

    Under extreme loading conditions most often the extent of material and structural fracture is pervasive in the sense that a multitude of cracks are nucleating, propagating in arbitrary directions, coalescing, and branching. Pervasive fracture is a highly nonlinear process involving complex material constitutive behavior, material softening, localization, surface generation, and ubiquitous contact. Two primary applications in which pervasive fracture is encountered are (1) weapons effects on structures and (2) geomechanics of highly jointed and faulted reservoirs. A pure Lagrangian computational method based on randomly close-packed Voronoi tessellations is proposed as a rational approach for simulating the pervasive fracture of materials and structures. Each Voronoi cell is formulated as a finite element using the reproducing kernel method. Fracture surfaces are allowed to nucleate only at the intercell faces. The randomly seeded Voronoi cells provide an unbiased network for representing cracks. In this initial study two approaches for allowing the new surfaces to initiate are studied: (1) dynamic mesh connectivity and the instantaneous insertion of a cohesive traction when localization is detected, and (2) a discontinuous Galerkin approach in which the interelement tractions are an integral part of the variational formulation, but only become active once localization is detected. Pervasive fracture problems are extremely sensitive to initial conditions and system parameters. Dynamic problems exhibit a form of transient chaos. The primary numerical challenge for this class of problems is the demonstration of model objectivity and, in particular, the identification and demonstration of a measure of convergence for engineering quantities of interest.

  20. Production Behavior of Fractured Horizontal Well in Closed Rectangular Shale Gas Reservoirs

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    Qiguo Liu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper established a triple porosity physical model in rectangular closed reservoirs to understand the complex fluid flowing mechanism and production behavior of multifractured horizontal wells in shale gas reservoirs, which is more appropriate for practical situation compared with previous ones. According to the seepage theory considering adsorption and desorption process in stable state, the gas production rate of a well producing at constant wellbore pressure was obtained by utilizing the methods of Green’s and source function theory and superposition principle. Meanwhile, the volume of adsorbed gas (GL and the number of hydraulic fractures (M as well as permeabilities of matrix system (km and microfractures (kf were discussed in this paper as sensitive factors, which have significant influences on the production behavior of the wells. The bigger the value of GL is, the larger the well production rate will be in the later flowing periods, and the differences of production rate with the increasing of M are small, which manifest that there is an optimum M for a given field. Therefore, the study in this paper is of significant importance to understand the dynamic production declining performance in shale gas reservoirs.

  1. Does Anticoagulant Medication Alter Fracture-Healing? A Morphological and Biomechanical Evaluation of the Possible Effects of Rivaroxaban and Enoxaparin Using a Rat Closed Fracture Model

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    Prodinger, Peter Michael; Burgkart, Rainer; Kreutzer, Kilian; Liska, Franz; Pilge, Hakan; Schmitt, Andreas; Knödler, Martina; Holzapfel, Boris Michael; Hapfelmeier, Alexander; Tischer, Thomas; Bissinger, Oliver

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    Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is routinely used to prevent thromboembolism in orthopaedic surgery, especially in the treatment of fractures or after joint-replacement. Impairment of fracture-healing due to increased bone-desorption, delayed remodelling and lower calcification caused by direct osteoclast stimulation is a well-known side effect of unfractioned heparin. However, the effect of LMWH is unclear and controversial. Recent studies strongly suggest impairment of bone-healing in-vitro and in animal models, characterized by a significant decrease in volume and quality of new-formed callus. Since October 2008, Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is available for prophylactic use in elective knee- and hip-arthroplasty. Recently, some evidence has been found indicating an in vitro dose independent reduction of osteoblast function after Rivaroxaban treatment. In this study, the possible influence of Rivaroxaban and Enoxaparin on bone-healing in vivo was studied using a standardized, closed rodent fracture-model. 70 male Wistar-rats were randomized to Rivaroxaban, Enoxaparin or control groups. After pinning the right femur, a closed, transverse fracture was produced. 21 days later, the animals were sacrificed and both femora harvested. Analysis was done by biomechanical testing (three-point bending) and micro CT. Both investigated substances showed histomorphometric alterations of the newly formed callus assessed by micro CT analysis. In detail the bone (callus) volume was enhanced (sign. for Rivaroxaban) and the density reduced. The bone mineral content was enhanced accordingly (sign. for Rivaroxaban). Trabecular thickness was reduced (sign. for Rivaroxaban). Furthermore, both drugs showed significant enlarged bone (callus) surface and degree of anisotropy. In contrast, the biomechanical properties of the treated bones were equal to controls. To summarize, the morphological alterations of the fracture-callus did not result in functionally relevant deficits. PMID:27455072

  2. A COMPARATIVE STU DY BETWEEN “CLOSED REDUCTION, CAST IMMOBILISATION “AND “CLOSED REDUCTION, PERCUTANEOUS K - WIRE FIXATION, CAST IMMOBILISATION” IN DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES

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    Subramaniam

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND DATA: D istal radius fracture is a common fracture encountered by an orthopaedic surgeon. V arious treatment modalities exist for the same. K - wire fixation being one among them. T he traditional closed reduction and cast immobilization also provides fair results. H e nce the need to know which among the two provides cost effective treatment for the patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: prospective study done between the periods J uly 2005 to J une 2007. D orsally displaced distal radius fractures with or without intra articular involvement were included in the study. 42 patients were involved in the study. T hey were randomly divided into two groups of 21 each. C losed reduction and below elbow immobilization were done in 21 patients, and closed reduction, percutaneous k - wire fixa tion were done in another 21 patients. 6 patients were lost to follow up in both the groups. Parameters assessed at the end of one year are - clinical: pain, any evidence for pin tract infection, evidence for nerve lesion, evidence of reflex sympathetic dystrophy, evidence of tendon rupture, mobility of wrist joint – palmar flexion, dorsiflexion, pronation, supination, grip strength assessment using jamar dynamometer. RADIOLOGICAL: dorsal angle of radius and radial shortening were assessed. RESULTS: statistical analysis was computed using mean and standard deviation, between the two groups. ‘t’ test was used to compare the mean values. p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. C losed reduction, percutaneous k - wire fixation showed statistically significant value p<0.05 with postoperative grip strength. I ntra articular fractures showed significantly higher mean pain scale score compared to extra articular freactues. E xtra articular fractures showed significantly higher mean values in range of motion – palmar flexion, dorsiflexion, rotations and in grip strength. CONCLUSION: C losed reduction and percu tnaeus k - wire fix ation showed superior

  3. FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CLOSED TIBIAL CONDYLAR FRACTURES IN ADULTS

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tibial plateau fractures are one of the commonest intra-articular fractures. It results from indirect coronal or direct axial compressive forces. It comprises of 1% of all fractures. These fractures encompass many and varied fracture configurations that involve medial, lateral or both plateaus with many degrees of articular depressions and displacements. Being one of the major weight bearing joints of the body, fractures around it will be of paramount importance. METHODS: 30 cases of tibial plateau fractures treated by various modalities were studied from September 2009 to september 2011 at Kempegoda Institute of Medical Sciences and followed for minimum of 6 months. RESULTS: The selected patients evaluated thoroughly clinically and radiologically, after the relevant lab investigations, were taken for surgery. The indicated fractures treated as per the SCHATZKER’S types, accordingly with CRIF with percutaneous cannulated cancellous screws, MIPPO with LCP/ Butress plate and screw, ORIF with buttress plate/ LCP and screw. Early range of motion started soon after the surgery. No weight bearing upto 6 weeks. The full weight bearing deferred until 12 weeks or complete fracture union. Immobilization in insecurely fixed fractures continued for 3-6 weeks by POP cast. The knee range of motion was excellent to very good, gait and weight bearing after complete union was satisfactory. Infection in two cases and stiffness in 2 cases were seen and there was no non-union in our cases. CONCLUSION: Surgical management of tibial condylar fractures will give excellent anatomical reduction and rigid fixation to restore articular congruity, facilitate early motion, hence to achieve optimal knee function and reducing post-traumatic osteo arthritis

  4. A STUDY OF CLOSED INTERLOCKING NAILING FOR FRACTURES OF SHAFT OF FEMUR IN ADULTS

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:-This study is to determine the clinical course and results after interlocking nailing for femoral shaft fractures , merits and demerits of interlocking nailing, achieving the final goals of femoral shaft fracture management with special references to time for radiological union, knee stiffness, limb length discrepancy, ambulation and return to work. Femur is the strongest and heaviest bone in the human skeleton. It is also the longest bone contributing 26% to height of an individual. Fractures of the shaft of the femur are among the most common fractures encountered in orthopaedic practice, can cause prolong morbidity and extensive disability unless treatment is appropriate. Many treatment modalities were described; with many surgeons advocating different methods of treatment .At present Interlocking nailing of the femur seems to be the ideal method of treatment for complex femoral fractures.

  5. Closed treatment of condylar fractures by intermaxillary fixation with thermoforming plates.

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    Terai, Haruhiko; Shimahara, Masashi

    2004-02-01

    We report a new intermaxillary fixation (IMF) method for condylar fractures using a thermoforming plate. Fifteen cases of condylar fracture were selected and thermoforming plates were applied. The patient's recover was uneventful in all 15 cases, and the period of IMF ranged from 7 to 17 days, (mean 12) for the following 7 days IMF was used only at night together with functional jaw training during the day. The outcome was good. IMF using a thermoforming plate may be a useful technique for selected condylar fractures.

  6. Ununited fracture neck of femur treated with closed reduction and internal fixation with cancellous screw and fibular strut graft

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    Singh Daria

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Ununited fracture neck of femur in young adults has been tackled in various ways. Methods: Twenty five patients of ununited fracture neck of femur in age group 21-55 years were treated by closed reduction, cancellous screw fixation and fibular strut graft and followed up for 2-6 years. Time gap between injury and operation was 6 weeks to 58 weeks. Five cases were previously fixed with various fixation devices. Results: Osseous union was achieved in 24 cases with average time of 18.16 weeks. Main complication encountered in follow-up was avascular necrosis of femoral head, others were joint stiffness and shortening. Functional end results were good to excellent in 24 cases. Conclusion: Closed reduction with internal fixation by cancellous screw and fibular strut grafting is easy and useful procedure.

  7. Normal skeletal development and imaging pitfalls of the calcaneal apophysis: MRI features

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    Rossi, Ignacio [Musculoskeletal Research Fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY (United States); Centro de Diagnostico Dr. Enrique Rossi, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Rosenberg, Zehava [NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY (United States); Zember, Jonathan [Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY (United States)

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    Heel pain in children and secondary MR imaging (MRI) of the hindfoot have been increasing in incidence. Our purpose is to illustrate the, previously unreported, MRI stages in development of the posterior calcaneal apophysis, with attention to imaging pitfalls. This should aid in distinguishing normal growth from true disease. Consecutive ankle MRIs in children <18 years, from 2008-2014, were subdivided into 0≤5, 5≤10, 10≤15 and 15≤18 age groups and retrospectively reviewed for development of the calcaneal apophysis. 204 ankle MRI studies in 188 children were identified. 40 studies were excluded with final cohort of 164 studies in 154 patients (82 boys, 72 girls). The calcaneal apophysis was cartilaginous until age 5. Foci of decreased as well as increased signal were embedded in cartilage, prior to ossification. Early, secondary ossification centers appeared in plantar third of the apophysis in 100 % of children by age 7. Increased T2 signal in the ossifications was seen in 30 % of children. Apohyseal fusion began at 12 and was complete in 78 % of 14≤15 year olds and in 88 % of 15≤18 year olds. Curvilinear low signal in the ossification centers, paralleling, but distinguished from growth plate, and not be confused with fracture line, was common. Development of the posterior calcaneus follows a unique sequence. Apophyseal fusion occurs earlier than reported in the literature. Familiarity with this maturation pattern, in particular the apophyseal increased T2 signal and the linear low signal paralleling the growth plate, will avoid misinterpreting it for pathology. (orig.)

  8. Operative management of closed intra-articular fractures of distal end of humerus in adults.

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    Bhattacharyya, Arunangsu; Jha, Amrish Kumar; Chatterjee, Debdutta; Ghosh, Bappaditya; Roy, Sandip Kumar; Banerjee, Debabrata

    2011-06-01

    This is a study of 60 patients with mean age of 30 years having intra-articular fracture of distal humerus of type C (AO classification). We treated these fractures by open reduction and internal fixation through transolecranon approach. Mean duration of operative time with that of injury was 10 days. In all the cases 1st the intracondylar fracture was fixed followed by reconstruction and stabilisation of medial and lateral pillar by 1/3 tubular plate and 3.5 mm dynamic compressent plate (DCP) or recon plate respectively. Minimum follow-up was of 1 year duration with average follow-up of 3 years. We could achieve 100% union with mean range of movement at the and of 1 year was 20 degree to 110 degree. Two fractures had delayed union, 5 patients had skin complications for which extended dressing was required. None of these patients required SSG or secondary suture.

  9. The operative treatment of chronic calcaneal paratenonitis.

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    Kvist, H; Kvist, M

    1980-08-01

    The conservative management of chronic calcaneal paratenonitis is time-consuming and often unsatisfactory. A new, safe and simple technique is described. The crural fascia on both sides of the tendon is incised and left open, adhesions around the tendon are trimmed away, the strongly hypertrophied portions of the paratenon are removed and mobilisation is begun immediately after operation. Between 1961 and 1978 201 such operations were performed on 182 patients 62 of whom were top-ranking Finnish athletes. Only five patients were not athletes. The results, including early return to full activity, were excellent in 169, good in 25 and poor in seven cases. After operation one of the patients gained an Olympic gold medal; others have attained international prominence.

  10. Characteristic calcaneal ossification: an additional early radiographic finding in infants with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

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    Hasegawa, Sachi [Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya, Aichi (Japan); Victoria, Teresa [Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Kayserili, Huelya [Koc University School of Medicine (KUSOM), Medical Genetics Department, Istanbul (Turkey); Zackai, Elaine [Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Medical Genetics, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Nishimura, Gen; Haga, Nobuhiko; Nakashima, Yasuharu; Miyazaki, Osamu [The Research Committee on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Tokyo (Japan); Kitoh, Hiroshi [Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya, Aichi (Japan); The Research Committee on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, Tokyo (Japan)

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    We have clinically encountered children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva who had abnormal calcaneal ossification. To evaluate whether calcaneal ossification variants are significant radiographic findings in children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Lateral feet radiographs in nine children who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva were reviewed. The studies were obtained during infancy or early childhood. Fourteen lateral foot radiographs of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva were available for this study (ages at examination: 1-104 months). Four children ages 2 months to 11 months showed double calcaneal ossification centers; 7 children had plantar calcaneal spurs that decreased in size with age. Overall, eight of nine children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva demonstrated double calcaneal ossifications and/or plantar calcaneal spurs in infancy or childhood. Double calcaneal ossification centers in early infancy and plantar calcaneal spurs in childhood are frequently seen in children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva and may be a useful radiologic indicator for early diagnosis. (orig.)

  11. A visual servo-based teleoperation robot system for closed diaphyseal fracture reduction.

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    Li, Changsheng; Wang, Tianmiao; Hu, Lei; Zhang, Lihai; Du, Hailong; Zhao, Lu; Wang, Lifeng; Tang, Peifu

    2015-09-01

    Common fracture treatments include open reduction and intramedullary nailing technology. However, these methods have disadvantages such as intraoperative X-ray radiation, delayed union or nonunion and postoperative rotation. Robots provide a novel solution to the aforementioned problems while posing new challenges. Against this scientific background, we develop a visual servo-based teleoperation robot system. In this article, we present a robot system, analyze the visual servo-based control system in detail and develop path planning for fracture reduction, inverse kinematics, and output forces of the reduction mechanism. A series of experimental tests is conducted on a bone model and an animal bone. The experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the robot system. The robot system uses preoperative computed tomography data to realize high precision and perform minimally invasive teleoperation for fracture reduction via the visual servo-based control system while protecting surgeons from radiation.

  12. Precise and feasible measurements of lateral calcaneal lengthening osteotomies by radiostereometric analysis in cadaver feet

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    Martinkevich, P.; Rahbek, O.; Møller-Madsen, B.; Søballe, K.; Stilling, M.

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Lengthening osteotomies of the calcaneus in children are in general grafted with bone from the iliac crest. Artificial bone grafts have been introduced, however, their structural and clinical durability has not been documented. Radiostereometric analysis (RSA) is a very accurate and precise method for measurements of rigid body movements including the evaluation of joint implant and fracture stability, however, RSA has not previously been used in clinical studies of calcaneal osteotomies. We assessed the precision of RSA as a measurement tool in a lateral calcaneal lengthening osteotomy (LCLO). Methods LCLO was performed in six fixed adult cadaver feet. Tantalum markers were inserted on each side of the osteotomy and in the cuboideum. Lengthening was done with a plexiglas wedge. A total of 24 radiological double examinations were obtained. Two feet were excluded due to loose and poorly dispersed markers. Precision was assessed as systematic bias and 95% repeatability limits. Results Systematic bias was generally below 0.10 mm for translations. Precision of migration measurements was below 0.2 mm for translations in the osteotomy. Conclusion RSA is a precise tool for the evaluation of stability in LCLO. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2015;4:78–83. PMID:25957380

  13. Closed reduction of mandibular condyle fractures using C-arm fluoroscopy: a technical note.

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    Imai, Tomoaki; Michizawa, Masahiro; Yamamoto, Naofumi; Kai, Tatsuro

    2013-01-01

    We describe a C-arm technique for mandibular condylar fractures in an anatomic study using a model skull and show its feasibility in a clinical case. The C-arm allowed posterior-anterior visualization of the condylar process. The X-ray axis was canted ∼15 degrees cranially to the Frankfort horizontal line. The skull's sagittal plane was rotated ∼15 degrees ipsilaterally to the X-ray axis. This technique facilitates clear visualization of the condylar neck with easy, flexible, and timely adjustments. In selected cases, this method would convert the clinical settings of the condylar fracture pattern to that which would not be amenable to an open approach, making possible minimally invasive surgical procedures.

  14. ROLE OF LOW PROFILE PRECONTOURED DISTAL TIBIAL LOCKING PLATE USING MIPPO TECHNIQUE IN PILON FRACTURE

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available : Tibial pilon fracture – Spectrum of injury ranging from fractures caused by low energy rotational foces to fractures caused by high energy axial compression forces due to RTA/ fall from height with significant metaphyseal communition articular communition with diaphyseal extension. Almost 80% patients will have fibula fracture. The aim of the study is study the efficacy of LP PD DTP in the management of closed pilon fractures (OTA type A Type B and Type C 1 and open pilon fractures (Grade 1 Grade II Grade III A (Gustilo Anterson grading. 1. I have studied 21 patients of pilon fracture classified using AO/OTA classification Type A-metaphyseal; Type B–Partially articular; Type C Metaphyseal fracture with articular involvement. 2. Used LP/ PC/ Distal tibial plate using MIPPO technique in OTA–A, B and C 1 closed & grade I II Grade III A compound fractures. OBSERVATIONS: 1. In contrary to stages protocol (Ist external fixation with fibular plating after 2-3 Weeks ORIF/MIPPO with/Without bone grafting, it is done percutaneously or minimally invasive and it can be done on day 1 without any major soft tissue problem & post-operative infection. 2. Duration of stay in the hospital can be reduced. 3. Since it is done through calcaneal traction or femoral distractor – fibula length restored & plating may not be necessary all the time and fibula plating can be avoid if the soft tissue condition is not favorable for plating laterally. 4. Since it is done through calcaneal traction/femoral distractor inspite of ground glass communition–good reduction is almost always possible. 5. Since MIPPO–need for bone grafting in less. 6. As in staged protocol more time is spent in soft tissue healing and after 2–3 weeks, fractures reduction if difficult and almost impossible with indirect reduction and may warrant open reduction. I conclude that LP PC distal tibial plate using MIPPO technique offers several advantages over two staged protocol and improved

  15. Efficacy Evaluation for the Treatment of Subcapital Femoral Neck Fracture in Young Adults by Capsulotomy Reduction and Closed Reduction

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    Cong Liu; Meng-Ting Liu; Peng Li; Hong-Hai Xu

    2015-01-01

    Background:Subcapital femoral neck fracture in young adults has many complications,and the incidence is increasing year-by-year.The selection of the proper operation method to avoid them is an ambiguous matter.This study aimed to evaluate the treatment effect of subcapital femoral neck fracture by the capsulotomy and internal fixation with iliac bone grafting or closed reduction and intemal fixation in young adults.Methods:From March 2003 to February 2010,65 young patients with subcapital femoral neck fractures were treated,including 39 males and 26 females with average age of 34.5 years (range,19-50 years); 29 cases of the left side and 36 cases of the right side.They were randomly divided into Group A with 34 cases treated by closed reduction and internal fixation and Group B with 31 cases treated by the capsulotomy and internal fixation with iliac bone grafting.The two groups had no significant differences in sex,age,body mass index and preoperative Harris Hip Score.The observation criteria involved the length of the incision,blood loss,operation time,nonunion rate,avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) rate and Harris Hip Score.Results:Four of 65 patients were lost follow-up,and the follow-up rate was 93.8%,the average follow-up time was 38.7 months (range,33-47 months).In Group A,the incision length was 5.1 ± 2.2 cm,blood loss was 84.0 ± 13.2 ml,and operation time was 52.9 ± 10.2 min.In Group B,the incision length was 15.4 ± 4.6 cm,blood loss was 396.0 ± 21.3 ml,and operation time was 1 16.5 ± 15.3 min.Nonunion occurred in 8 patients (25.2%) in Group A and 1 patient (3.3%) in Group B.ANFH occurred in 9 patients (29.1%) in Group A and 2 patients (6.7%) in Group B.Postoperative Harris Hip Score was 89.0 ± 5.6 in Group A and 95.0 ± 4.5 in Group B.The above index of two groups was considered statistically significant (P < 0.05).Conclusions:Capsulotomy and internal fixation with iliac bone grafting can improve fracture healing,reduce ANFH

  16. Endoscopic treatment of calcaneal spur syndrome: A comprehensive technique.

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    Blanco, C E; Leon, H O; Guthrie, T B

    2001-05-01

    We describe a comprehensive approach to the endoscopic treatment of calcaneal spur syndrome developed by the Arthroscopic Group of the Orthopedic Service of Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras in Havana, Cuba. The surgical technique involves treatment of the heel spur and plantar fasciitis commonly found in calcaneal spur syndrome, but it also addresses adjacent calcaneal periostitis and allows decompression of the nerve to the abductor digiti quinti. Medial endoscopy and lateral instrumentation are used in a sequential approach with exposure and debridement of the posterior roof of the calcaneal arch, followed by removal of the calcaneal spur, lateral to medial release of the medial 75% of the plantar fascia, and if necessary, debridement of the calcaneal tuberosity periosteum. This technique was used in a prospective case series from June 1997 to May 1998 to treat a select group of 38 feet in 30 patients who reported unacceptable levels of pain despite 5 months of conservative treatment, which included an aggressive 8-week physical therapy program prescribed by the treating physician. Good to excellent results were obtained at 3 months postoperatively in all patients with regard to pain relief and return to normal activity, although 5 patients required a short course of physical therapy to resolve symptoms brought on by sports, trauma, or impact loading before 1-year follow-up, at which time all patients reported good to excellent results. Complications included 3 superficial wound infections cured by oral antibiotics and 2 transient lateral paresthesias that resolved with rest and nonsteroidal inflammatory medications. The described technique may provide a useful method for treating refractory heel spur syndrome and warrants further study.

  17. TO COMPARE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME, COMPLICATIONS & RESULTS OF OPEN REDUCTION & INTERNAL FIXATION WITH CLOSED REDUCTION & EXTERNAL FIXATION IN VOLAR DISPLACED DISTAL RADIAL FRACTURE

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    Ketan Gupta

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Distal radius fractures account for 17% of all fractures in adults. The fracture of the lower end of radius crush the mechanical foundation of man‟s most elegant tool, the hand. No other fracture has a greater potential to devastate hand function. Today, o pen reduction of the fracture with internal fixation and closed reduction of the fracture with external fixation, forms the mainstay of the treatment of an uncomplicated distal end radius fracture in a patient unless specifically contraindicated. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To compare functional outcome, complications & results of two commonly used surgical methods; Open reduction & internal fixation with volar placed buttress plate and Closed reduction & external fixation with „Jess fixator‟ and internal fixation with „k - wire‟ in volar displaced distal radial fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS : Total 30 cases were included in the study. 15 patients were treated with Open reduction & internal fixation with volar placed buttress plate and 15 were treated with Closed r eduction & external fixation with „Jess fixator‟ and internal fixation with „k - wire‟ in volar displaced distal radial fractures. Patients were followed up at regular intervals and Anatomical and functional outcomes were evaluated in all the patients. RESUL TS: Patients treated with Open reduction & internal fixation, 8 showed excellent results, 5 good and 2 fair results. Patients treated with closed reduction and external fixation 4 showed excellent results, 5 good, 4 fair and 2 showed poor results. CONCLUSI ON: O.R.I.F is generally preferred modality gives better results in terms of functional recovery and decrease morbidity to patient

  18. A Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modeling of fracture opening and closing due heat extraction from geothermal reservoir

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    Nand Pandey, Sachchida; Chaudhuri, Abhijit; Kelkar, Sharad

    2015-04-01

    -water injection. The initial fracture aperture was taken 1mm. The Young's modulus of rock matrix and joint stiffness were taken as 15GPa and 15GPa/m respectively. Our results show that the contraction of rock due to cooling causes the opening of the fracture near injection well. However in some regions where temperature drop is insignificant the compressive stress develops and fracture closes. As the heat extraction continues with time, further contraction of rock causes more aperture growth between the wells. For the above-mentioned computational domain, due to cold-water (20 °C) at mass flow rate 4kg/s, the aperture in the vicinity of the injection well increases by 75%. Our simulation for joint stiffness equal to 50GPa/m, show that the magnitudes of normal tensile and compressive stresses in the fracture/joint are almost same but the aperture alteration is proportionally reduced. Since the joint stiffness is a nonlinear function of opening, it is important to include a suitable nonlinear model for joint opening/closing while simulating the fracture transmissivity alter during heat extraction.

  19. The outcome and parents-based cosmetic satisfaction following fixation of paediatric supracondylar humerus fractures treated by closed method with or without small medial incision.

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    Basaran, Serdar Hakan; Ercin, Ersin; Bayrak, Alkan; Bilgili, Mustafa Gokhan; Kizilkaya, Cemal; Dasar, Uygar; Avkan, Mustafa Cevdet

    2016-01-01

    Supracondylar humerus fractures are common in children. Displaced fractures are usually treated with closed reduction and cross pin fixation. But, medial pinning may cause the ulnar nerve injury. The aim of this study was to compare the parents-based cosmetic satisfaction of the incision scars in children with displaced supracondylar humerus fractures treated by closed reduction and cross pin fixation with or without small medial incision. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 72 children with displaced supracondylar humerus fractures treated two different closed reduction and percutaneous pinning methods at our institution from January 2010 through December 2013. A group has 36 patients treated with small medial incision and crossed K-wires fixation after closed reduction. The other group has 36 patients treated with closed reduction and K-wires fixation. At the final follow-up, the patients were evaluated radiologically and clinically with Flynn's criteria. Furthermore, a visual analogue scale was used to determine of the parents-based cosmetic satisfaction score. All fractures healed without major complications at the final clinical and radiological assessment. Although, between the two groups did not differ in terms of Flynn cosmetic and functional outcomes, there were statistically significant differences between both groups according to the parents-based cosmetic satisfaction scores. The closed reduction and crossed pin fixation without small medial incision should be preferred first because of better the parents-based cosmetic satisfaction.

  20. Clinical study of emergency treatment and selective closed reduction for the treatment of supracondylar humerus fracture in children

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    Wei Zhong; Xue-Wen Wang

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To study the effect of emergency treatment, selective closed reduction combined with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation on the treatment of Gartland type-II and type-III supracondylar humerus fracture. Methods: Children who sustained the Gartland type-II and type-III supracondylar fractures of humerus treated with selective closed reduction combined with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation in our hospital from May 2012 to August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. They were divided into group A (emergency operation group) and group B (selective operation group) according to different operation timing. Perioperative sit-uation, blood biochemical parameters, swelling degree and elbow joint function of affected limb were compared between two groups. Results: Operation time for patients of group A was significantly shorter than that of group B [(17.19 ± 2.85) vs. (21.43 ± 3.91) min], and frequency of fluoroscopy during operation of group A was obviously less than that of group B [(6.03 ± 0.95) vs. (7.61 ± 0.92) times]. Swelling index of affected limb in group A at 3 days, 5 days and 7 days after injury was all significantly lower than that in group B [(1.20 ± 0.17) vs. (1.38 ± 0.14), (1.13 ± 0.13) vs. (1.30 ± 0.18), (1.02 ± 0.15) vs. (1.22 ± 0.15)]. Hospital for special surgery score at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 and 4 weeks after removing Kirschner wire had no significant difference between group A and B (88.75 ± 10.18) vs. (89.14 ± 10.52), (94.22 ± 10.85) vs. (93.85 ± 11.08), (95.52 ± 11.27) vs. (95.92 ± 12.19), (95.43 ± 10.96) vs. (96.02 ± 11.38). Contents of serum alanine transaminase, aspertate aminotransferase, total protein, albumin and C-reactive protein in perioperative period had no obvious difference between patients in group A and B. Conclusions: Emergency closed reduction combined with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation for Gartland type-II and type-III supracondylar humerus fracture in children has less trauma, low swelling

  1. Clinical study of emergency treatment and selective closed reduction for the treatment of supracondylar humerus fracture in children

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    Wei Zhong

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the effect of emergency treatment, selective closed reduction combined with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation on the treatment of Gartland type-II and type-III supracondylar humerus fracture. Methods: Children who sustained the Gartland type-II and type-III supracondylar fractures of humerus treated with selective closed reduction combined with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation in our hospital from May 2012 to August 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. They were divided into group A (emergency operation group and group B (selective operation group according to different operation timing. Perioperative situation, blood biochemical parameters, swelling degree and elbow joint function of affected limb were compared between two groups. Results: Operation time for patients of group A was significantly shorter than that of group B [(17.19 ± 2.85 vs. (21.43 ± 3.91 min], and frequency of fluoroscopy during operation of group A was obviously less than that of group B [(6.03 ± 0.95 vs. (7.61 ± 0.92 times]. Swelling index of affected limb in group A at 3 days, 5 days and 7 days after injury was all significantly lower than that in group B [(1.20 ± 0.17 vs. (1.38 ± 0.14, (1.13 ± 0.13 vs. (1.30 ± 0.18, (1.02 ± 0.15 vs. (1.22 ± 0.15]. Hospital for special surgery score at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 and 4 weeks after removing Kirschner wire had no significant difference between group A and B (88.75 ± 10.18 vs. (89.14 ± 10.52, (94.22 ± 10.85 vs. (93.85 ± 11.08, (95.52 ± 11.27 vs. (95.92 ± 12.19, (95.43 ± 10.96 vs. (96.02 ± 11.38. Contents of serum alanine transaminase, aspertate aminotransferase, total protein, albumin and C-reactive protein in perioperative period had no obvious difference between patients in group A and B. Conclusions: Emergency closed reduction combined with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation for Gartland type-II and type-III supracondylar humerus fracture in children has less trauma, low swelling degree

  2. The application of closed reduction internal fixation and iliac bone block grafting in the treatment of acute displaced femoral neck fractures.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the preliminary clinical and radiographic outcomes of acute displaced femoral neck fracture treated by closed reduction and internal fixation (CRIF with free iliac bone block grafting with comparison to a routine protocol of CRIF without bone grafting. METHODS: From December 2008 to February 2010, 220 adult patients with acute displaced femoral neck fractures were enrolled in this study. In study group, there were 124 patients (57 males, 67 females with a mean age of 44.8 years (range, 20-64 years. There were 70 transcervical fractures and 54 subcapital fractures. The patients were treated by CRIF and free iliac bone block grafting. The control group consisted of 96 adult patients (46 males, 50 females with a mean age of 46.3 years (range, 23-64 years. There were 61 transcervical fractures and 35 subcapital fractures. The patients in control group were treated by CRIF without bone grafting. RESULTS: In study group, 112 patients were followed up for an average of 27.4 months (range, 24-34 months. All fractures healed within 5 months. However, 10 patients presented AVN of the femoral heads. The mean Harris score was 88.6 (range, 41-100. In control group, 68 patients were followed up for an average of 31.2 months (range, 24-42 months. The rates of AVN of the femoral head and fracture nonunion in control group were 26.5% (18/68 and 16.2% (11/68, respectively, significantly higher than those in study group (both P<0.05. The mean Harris score in control group was 83.8 (41-100, significantly lower than that in study group (P<0.05. CONCLUSION: Acute displaced femoral neck fractures can be treated by CRIF and free iliac bone block grafting in a minimally invasive manner. This technique can guarantee uneventful fracture healing and significantly reduce the rate of femoral head osteonecrosis.

  3. Displaced Intra-articular Fractures of the Calcaneus: with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery

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    T. Schepers (Tim)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractDisplaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures are complex injuries. Classically these fractures are treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or conservatively. When comparing these two treatment modalities, ORIF has a significantly higher rate of wound complications and c

  4. Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy manifested with isolated calcaneal periostitis in bone scintigraphy.

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    Moralidis, Efstratios; Gerasimou, Georgios; Theodoridou, Athina; Hilidis, Ilias; Mylonaki, Efrosyni; Gotzamani-Psarrakou, Anna

    2010-05-01

    Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is an incompletely understood syndrome characterized by digital clubbing and periosteal proliferation of long bones and it is commonly associated with primary lung tumors. Bone scintigraphy is a sensitive method in detecting HOA and characteristic findings have been reported. We present the case of a man with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer, unremarkable clinical examination and blood tests and no digital clubbing. During disease staging, however, bone scintigraphy showed intense calcaneal cortical proliferation bilaterally without involvement of other parts of the skeleton. Cortical reaction of both calcanei resolved significantly after chemotherapy. This case indicates that HOA may manifest with isolated calcaneal periostitis bilaterally, which is a new addition to the literature.

  5. The Comparison Between Affected and Non-Affected Side of the Calcaneal Bone Density in Chronic Hemiparetic Patients

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    Demet Ofluoğlu

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Stroke is a non-traumatic brain injury caused by occlusion or rupture of cerebral blood vessels that results in sudden neurological deficit characterized by loss of motor control, altered sensation, cognitive or language impairment, disequilibrium, or coma. Immobilization is an important risk factor for osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to compare between affected and non-affected side’s calcaneal bone mineral density in chronic hemiparetic patients. Thirty-tree unilateral and independently mobile hemiparetic patients due to stroke were included in the study. The exclusion criteria were to have poor general health status, bilateral involvement, congenital dislocation of hip and past calcaneal fracture history. Motor functional level, spasticity and daily living activities of the patients were assessed by using Brunstrom, Ashworth and Barthel scales, respectively. The calcaneal bone mineral density was evaluated with DXL-Calscan in both affected and non-affected side of all patients. Patients’ mean age and duration of disease were 58.9±11.9 years and 20±19.4 months, respectively. 48.5% of patients were male and 60.6% has right side hemiparesis. Their mean spasticity level was 1.6±1.2 according to Ashworth Scale. Mean motor functional level and activity of daily living score were 4.5±1 and 87.4±22.2, respectively. The calcaneal mean T score was –2.1±0.9 and –1.7±0.7 in affected and non-affected side, respectively. In the pearson correlation analysis, there were positive correlation between age and non-affected Z score (r=0.42, p=0.01; Brunstrom score and affected side T score (r=0.48, p=0.005; Brunstrom score and affected side BMD (r=0.51, p=0.002. On the other hand, there were negative correlation between age and disease duration (r=-0.36, p=0.03; Ashworth score and Brunstrom (r=-0.66, p=0.0001, affected side T score (r=-0.41, p=0.01, affected side Z score (r=-0.35, p=0.04, affected BMD (r=-0.46, p=0.01. However, there was no

  6. Characteristics of calcaneal bone infarction: an MR imaging investigation

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    Abrahim-Zadeh, R.; Klein, R.M.; Leslie, D.; Norman, A. [Department of Radiology, New York Medical College, Macy Pavillion, Valhalla, NY 10595 (United States)

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    Objective. Bone infarction (BI) of the calcaneus is an uncommon entity which has received little mention in the recent literature. In this paper, we review the MR images of six calcanei with BI, which demonstrate a pattern of presentation that may explain the etiology of BI at this unusual location. Design. A retrospective review was performed of the transcribed reports of the foot or ankle MR examinations at our institution. MR images of examinations with any marrow signal abnormality were reviewed for presence of BI and its distribution. Patients. Based on MRI criteria, four patients had calcaneal BI (none biopsy proven); they ranged in age from 37 to 51 years old. Two patients were diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, one with fibrositis, and another with polymyositis. All were treated with corticosteroids. Results. Six calcanei (in four patients) contained a region of calcaneal BI. In five of the six, the lesions were entirely or predominantly located in the posterior half of the calcaneus. Conclusion. Two theories are proposed which may explain why BI predominantly occurs in the posterior half of the calcaneus. First, the convergence of the recurrent intraosseous calcaneal vessels may occasionally produce the equivalent of a single dominant vessel that is more prone to vascular accidents. Secondly, the region between the recurrent and the epiphyseal vessels may act as a watershed zone, increasing its susceptibility to ischemia. (orig.) With 4 figs., 1 tab., 8 refs.

  7. [Excessively long calcaneal spur. A rudimentary form of calcaneo-navicular synostosis].

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    Hardy, J; Pouliquen, J C

    1983-01-01

    The authors have seen 5 children aged between 12 and 16 years suffering from a painful foot described as a recurrent sprain. Movements of the subtalar joint were limited and radiographs showed a hypertrophic calcaneal spur projecting towards the navicular but without fusion between the calcaneus and navicular. The calcaneal spurs were resected with good results and with an immediate symptomatic improvement.

  8. Plantar calcaneal spurs in older people: longitudinal traction or vertical compression?

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Plantar calcaneal spurs are common, however their pathophysiology is poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and correlates of plantar calcaneal spurs in a large sample of older people. Methods Weightbearing lateral foot radiographs of 216 people (140 women and 76 men aged 62 to 94 years (mean age 75.9, SD 6.6 were examined for plantar calcaneal and Achilles tendon spurs. Associations between the presence of spurs and sex, body mass index, radiographic measures of foot posture, self-reported co-morbidities and current or previous heel pain were then explored. Results Of the 216 participants, 119 (55% had at least one plantar calcaneal spur and 103 (48% had at least one Achilles tendon spur. Those with plantar calcaneal spurs were more likely to have Achilles tendon spurs (odds ratio [OR] = 2.0, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.2 to 3.5. Prevalence of spurs did not differ according to sex. Participants with plantar calcaneal spurs were more likely to be obese (OR = 7.9, 95% CI 3.6 to 17.0, report osteoarthritis (OR = 2.6, 95% CI 1.6 to 4.8 and have current or previous heel pain (OR = 4.6, 95% CI 2.3 to 9.4. No relationship was found between the presence of calcaneal spurs and radiographic measures of foot posture. Conclusion Calcaneal spurs are common in older men and women and are related to obesity, osteoarthritis and current or previous heel pain, but are unrelated to radiographic measurements of foot posture. These findings support the theory that plantar calcaneal spurs may be an adaptive response to vertical compression of the heel rather than longitudinal traction at the calcaneal enthesis.

  9. Usefulness of calcaneal quantitative ultrasound stiffness for the evaluation of bone health in HIV-1-infected subjects: comparison with dual X-ray absorptiometry

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    Full Text Available Alessandra Fantauzzi,1 Marco Floridia,2 Fabrizio Ceci,3 Francesco Cacciatore,4 Vincenzo Vullo,5 Ivano Mezzaroma1 1Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza – University of Rome, 2Department of Therapeutic Research and Medicines Evaluation, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, 3Department of Cellular Biotechnologies and Hematology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, 4U.O. of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, IRCCS, Istituto di Telese Terme, Benevento, 5Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza – University of Rome, Rome, Italy Objectives: With the development of effective treatments and the resulting increase in life expectancy, bone mineral density (BMD alteration has emerged as an important comorbidity in human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1-infected individuals. The potential contributors to the pathogenesis of osteopenia/osteoporosis include a higher prevalence of risk factors, combined antiretroviral therapy (cART-exposure, HIV-1 itself and chronic immune activation/inflammation. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA is the “gold standard” technique for assessing bone status in HIV-1 population. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate bone mineral status in a group of 158 HIV-1-infected subjects. The primary endpoint was the feasibility of calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS as a screening tool for BMD. All subjects were receiving stable cART and were virologically suppressed (HIV-RNA <37 copies/mL from at least 12 months. Calcaneal QUS parameters were analyzed to obtain information on bone mass and microarchitecture. The results were compared with those obtained by DXA. Results: No correlations were found between DXA/QUS parameters and demographic or HIV-1-specific characteristics, also including cART strategies. In the univariate analyses BMD, QUS indexes, and Fracture Risk Assessment Tool scores conversely showed significant associations with one or more

  10. The conundrum of calcaneal spurs: do they matter?

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    Moroney, Paul J

    2013-12-30

    Background: Chronic plantar heel pain is a common and potentially debilitating condition, often caused by plantar fasciitis. Plantar calcaneal spurs were originally considered the cause of plantar fasciitis but are now regarded as an incidental finding by most authors. We aimed to test this hypothesis and to investigate predisposing factors for the development of spurs. Methods: We reviewed all lateral ankle X rays taken in our institution over a 6-month period and identified all X rays demonstrating calcaneal spurs. Then, we identified a similar number of age- and sex-matched controls without spurs. We contacted both groups by telephone and compared symptoms of heel pain, plantar fasciitis, associated comorbidities, and foot and ankle outcome scores (FAOSs). Results: We reviewed the X rays of 1103 consecutive patients and found a spur prevalence of 12.4%, more common in women and older patients. Questioning of the spur group and control group found a higher body mass index in the spur group. Patients with spurs were 4 times more likely to have diabetes mellitus and 10 times more likely to have lower-limb osteoarthritis. Patients with spurs had more foot pain and poorer FAOS than the control group, even when patients with plantar fasciitis were excluded. Conclusion: Our results demonstrate that the presence of a plantar calcaneal spur may be an indicator of foot pain independent of plantar fasciitis. Although spurs may not cause foot pain themselves, they may be an indication of other associated conditions. Clinical relevance: We have demonstrated the relevance of a radiographic finding once considered irrelevant.

  11. Calcaneal osteomyelitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans: a case report.

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    Ozer, Kadri; Kankaya, Yuksel; Baris, Ruser; Bektas, Cem Inan; Kocer, Ugur

    2012-12-01

    Achromobacter xylosoxidans (A. xylosoxidans) has been described as an opportunistic pathogen causing infection. The case we describe is that of an elderly man who had osteomyelitis of calcaneal bone caused by A. xylosoxidans. As far as we are aware there are only 5 cases of osteomyelitis with A. xylosoxidans in the literature. Impaired defensive mechanism of the foot in direct contact with this waterborne bacterium can cause this disease. Because of the high level of antibiotic resistance of this bacterium, clinically more attention should be paid to patients who have impaired defensive mechanisms in their extremities, for example free flaps.

  12. Adult calcaneal osteitis: incidence, etiology, diagnostics and therapy

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    Tiemann, A. H.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Calcaneal osteomyelitis presents a complicated situation. The specific anatomy of the os calcis and its surrounding soft tissues plays an important role in the planning and realization of the procedures needed in order to eradicate the osteomyelitic focus. The calcaneus represents a spongious bone; a fact that supports the developement of an osteomyelitis. It is the strongest bone of the foot and is highly important for the biomechanical features of physiological walking. The surrounding soft tissues are thin and contain various important anatomical structures. These might be damaged during the treatment of the osteomyelitis. In addition the vascularization of the os calcis is delicate and may be compromized during the surgical osteomyelitis treatment. Calcaneus osteomyelitis may be classified based on the routes of infection into exogenous and endogenous forms. Additionally from the clinical point of view acute and chronic forms may be distinguished from an early and a late infection. Exogenous calcaneal osteomyelitis mostly is the result of an infection with S. aureus. The treatment is equal to the therapy in other locations and based on: •Eradication of the bone infection •Sanitation of the soft tissue infection •Reconstruction of bone and soft tissue Especially the preservation and restoration of the soft tissue is important. Thus plastic surgical procedures play an essential role. The main object of treatment is the preservation of a biomechanical functioning foot. This may be impossible due to the local situation. Calcanectomy or even below knee amputation may be needed in those cases.

  13. MRI diagnosis of trapped periosteum following incomplete closed reduction of distal tibial Salter-Harris II fracture

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    Raman, Subha [University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Radiology, Worcester, MA (United States); Wallace, E.C. [University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Radiology, Worcester, MA (United States); UMass Memorial Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Radiology, Worcester, MA (United States)

    2011-12-15

    Irreducible fracture of the distal tibial physis due to interposed soft tissue including periosteum is well documented in the orthopedic literature but is uncommon. This condition has been associated with subsequent growth disturbance and requires open reduction. There are very few prior reports of MRI depiction of soft tissue interposition and none of periosteal interposition in the distal tibial physis. This is a relatively common location of physeal injury and related growth disturbance. We present a case of periosteum trapped in the distal tibial physis, diagnosed on MRI, in a Salter-Harris II fracture and its management implications. (orig.)

  14. 髌骨骨折关节镜下闭合复位内固定术后的康复训练%Rehabilitation exercises after closed reduction internal fixation of fracture of patella under arthroscope

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    朴成哲; 李培; 阿良; 王敏

    2003-01-01

    @@ INTRODUCTION Closed reduction internal fixation under arthroscope is performed from August, 2000 to April, 2001 and advanced domestic and foreign rehabilitation programs are combined to treat fracture of patella comprehensively, satisfying effects are achieved.

  15. Comparing low-dose intravenous ketamine-midazolam with intravenous morphine with respect to pain control in patients with closed limb fracture

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    Ahmadi, Omid; Isfahani, Mehdi Nasr; Feizi, Awat

    2014-01-01

    Background: We assessed the effects of low-dose IV ketamine-midazolam versus morphine on pain control in patients with closed limb fracture(s); and also compared the incidence of adverse events (cardio-pulmonary) between two groups. Materials and Methods: This prospective, single-blind, non-inferiority trial randomized consecutive emergency department (ED) patients aged 18-60 years to two groups: Receiving 300-500 mcg/kg ketamine plus 0.03 mg/kg midazolam, or 0.05-0.1 mg/kg morphine. Visual analogue score (VAS) and adverse events were verified during an interval of 30 minutes. Results: Two hundred and thirty — six patients were selected, among whom 207 were males (87.3%). The average age was 29 ± 2, (range, 18-60 years). The VAS score at T30 (i.e., 30 minutes after initial analgesic dose) was significantly decreased compared with VAS score at T0, in both groups. No statistically significant difference, however, was observed between the two groups (–6.1 ± 1.1 versus –6.2 ± 1.0; P = 0.16). With regard to systolic blood pressure and respiratory rate, however, a meaningful difference was noted between the two groups (1.5 ± 6.4 versus –2.1 ± 6.6; P = 0.000 for SBP, and –0.2 ± 1.1 versus –1.1 ± 6.1; P = 0.048 for RR). Conclusion: Low-dose intravenous ketamine plus midazolam has the same analgesic effects as morphine on pain control in trauma patients with closed limb fracture(s), in addition to less respiratory adverse events. PMID:25197290

  16. Comparing low-dose intravenous ketamine-midazolam with intravenous morphine with respect to pain control in patients with closed limb fracture

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    Omid Ahmadi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: We assessed the effects of low-dose IV ketamine-midazolam versus morphine on pain control in patients with closed limb fracture(s; and also compared the incidence of adverse events (cardio-pulmonary between two groups. Materials and Methods: This prospective, single-blind, non-inferiority trial randomized consecutive emergency department (ED patients aged 18-60 years to two groups: Receiving 300-500 mcg/kg ketamine plus 0.03 mg/kg midazolam, or 0.05-0.1 mg/kg morphine. Visual analogue score (VAS and adverse events were verified during an interval of 30 minutes. Results: Two hundred and thirty - six patients were selected, among whom 207 were males (87.3%. The average age was 29 ± 2, (range, 18-60 years. The VAS score at T30 (i.e., 30 minutes after initial analgesic dose was significantly decreased compared with VAS score at T0, in both groups. No statistically significant difference, however, was observed between the two groups (-6.1 ± 1.1 versus -6.2 ± 1.0; P = 0.16. With regard to systolic blood pressure and respiratory rate, however, a meaningful difference was noted between the two groups (1.5 ± 6.4 versus -2.1 ± 6.6; P = 0.000 for SBP, and -0.2 ± 1.1 versus -1.1 ± 6.1; P = 0.048 for RR. Conclusion: "Low-dose" intravenous ketamine plus midazolam has the same analgesic effects as morphine on pain control in trauma patients with closed limb fracture(s, in addition to less respiratory adverse events.

  17. Arthroscopy-Assisted Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Nail Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures: Description of a Minimally Invasive Procedure

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    Kong, Christopher; Kolla, Lee; Wing, Kevin; Younger, Alastair S.E.

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    When one is surgically managing an unstable ankle fracture, anatomic reduction of the syndesmosis is typically accomplished using an open surgical approach. We propose an arthroscopically assisted technique that restores normal anatomy while using a percutaneously placed intramedullary nail to fix the fibula. The patient is positioned supine, and the ankle is placed under traction by use of a tensor bandage. Standard anteromedial and anterolateral arthroscopy portals are used. The joint is ex...

  18. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst: An Uncommon Secondary Event in Calcaneal Chondroblastoma.

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    Barman, Sandip; Diwaker, Preeti; Bansal, Divya; Wadhwa, Neelam; Singh, Gurvinder

    2016-06-01

    Chondroblastoma is an uncommon benign bone tumour, involvement of epiphysis of long bones is typical. Chondroblastoma of the calcaneum is uncommon and its association with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst is even rarer. Only two cases of calcaneal chondroblastoma associated with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst have been reported till date. A 22-year-old male presented to the department of orthopaedics with complains of pain and swelling in the left heel since the last 10 months. On clinico-radiological grounds differentials considered were giant cell tumour of bone and aneurysmal bone cyst. In view of the histopathological findings of bone curettage and results of special stain and immunohistochemical marker, final diagnosis of chondroblastoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst, left calcaneum was rendered. Although rare, chondroblastoma should always be considered in osteolytic lesions of calcaneum. The identification of secondary aneurysmal bone cyst component is important as it has higher chances of recurrence than usual chondroblastoma.

  19. Emergency Closed Reduction of a C4/5 Fracture Dislocation with Complete Paraplegia Resulting in Profound Neurologic Recovery

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    Christian W. Müller

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Cervical spinal cord injuries due to traumatic fractures are associated with persistent neurological deficits. Although clinical evidence is weak, early decompression, defined as <24–72 h, has been frequently proposed. Animal studies show better outcomes after early decompression within one hour or less, which can hardly ever be achieved in clinical practice. Case Presentation. A 37-year-old patient was hospitalized after being hit by a shying horse. After diagnosis of C4/5 fracture dislocation and complete paraplegia, she was intubated and sedated with deep relaxation. Emergency reduction was performed at approximately 120 minutes after trauma. Subsequently, a standard anterior decompression, discectomy, and fusion were carried out. She was then transferred to a specialized rehabilitation hospital. Her neurologic function improved from AIS grade A on admission to grade B postoperatively and grade D after four months of rehabilitation. One year after the accident, she was ambulatory without walking aids and restarted horse riding. Discussion and Conclusion. Rarely in clinical practice, decompression of the spine canal can be performed as early as in this case. This case highlights the potential benefit of utmost early reduction in cervical fracture dislocations with compression of the spinal cord.

  20. Increased mast cell numbers in a calcaneal tendon overuse model.

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    Pingel, J; Wienecke, J; Kongsgaard, M; Behzad, H; Abraham, T; Langberg, H; Scott, A

    2013-12-01

    Tendinopathy is often discovered late because the initial development of tendon pathology is asymptomatic. The aim of this study was to examine the potential role of mast cell involvement in early tendinopathy using a high-intensity uphill running (HIUR) exercise model. Twenty-four male Wistar rats were divided in two groups: running group (n = 12); sedentary control group (n = 12). The running-group was exposed to the HIUR exercise protocol for 7 weeks. The calcaneal tendons of both hind limbs were dissected. The right tendon was used for histologic analysis using Bonar score, immunohistochemistry, and second harmonic generation microscopy (SHGM). The left tendon was used for quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analysis. An increased tendon cell density in the runners were observed compared to the controls (P = 0.05). Further, the intensity of immunostaining of protein kinase B, P = 0.03; 2.75 ± 0.54 vs 1.17 ± 0.53, was increased in the runners. The Bonar score (P = 0.05), and the number of mast cells (P = 0.02) were significantly higher in the runners compared to the controls. Furthermore, SHGM showed focal collagen disorganization in the runners, and reduced collagen density (P = 0.03). IL-3 mRNA levels were correlated with mast cell number in sedentary animals. The qPCR analysis showed no significant differences between the groups in the other analyzed targets. The current study demonstrates that 7-week HIUR causes structural changes in the calcaneal tendon, and further that these changes are associated with an increased mast cell density.

  1. Open or closed repositioning of mandibular fractures: is there a difference in healing outcome? A systematic review

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    Andreasen, Jens Ove; Storgård Jensen, Simon; Kofod, Thomas;

    2008-01-01

    was performed. In the remaining studies, a slightly elevated (but not significant) infection rate was found when compared with closed reduction. Altogether, an infection rate of 5.0% was found in the closed reduction group whereas 10.6% and 14.6% were found when open reduction was performed using either plates...

  2. 外固定支架结合关节镜治疗跟骨 Sanders II~IV 型骨折41例%Treatment of Sanders II~IV calcaneal fracture with external fixation bracket combined with arthroscopic (41 cases)

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    杜中兴; 岳发翔; 朱贤久; 唐方科; 朱怡; 陈勇

    2013-01-01

    Objective To estimate the clinical efficacy of prying reduction and external fixation support+joint surface with mandibular reconstruction under arthroscopy (or bone graft) simple gram needle fixation on calcaneus comminuted fracture, and to explore the treatment's advantages and disadvantages. Methods 41 cases (46 feet) with bone comminuted fracture patients were treated by prying reduction and external fixation support+joint surface with mandibular reconstruc-tion under arthroscopy (or bone graft) simple gram needle fixation. Results According to the Maryland foot rating Score, excellent in 31 feet, good in 11, fair in 4, and the excellent and good rate was 90.1%. Conclusion The treatment on calcaneus comminuted fracture has the advantages of curative effect with small surgical trauma, fewer complications, does not destroy the blood supply, joint surface reduct well, and it is more suitable choice for the calcaneus fracture patients accompanying with soft tissue injuries needing several operations.%  目的观察撬拨复位外固定支架+关节镜下跟骨关节面撬拨整复(植骨)克氏针简单内固定治疗跟骨粉碎性骨折的临床疗效,探讨该方法治疗跟骨粉碎性骨折的优点和不足.方法对41例(46足)跟骨粉碎性骨折病人接受撬拨复位外固定支架+关节镜下跟骨关节面撬拨整复(或植骨)克氏针简单内固定治疗跟骨粉碎性骨折.结果术后其疗效按Maryland足部评分标准,优31足,良11足,可4足,优良率90.1%.结论利撬拨复位外固定支架+关节镜下跟骨关节面撬拨整复(植骨)克氏针简单内固定治疗跟骨粉碎性骨折疗效满意,有手术创伤小、并发症少,不破坏骨折血运,对骨折愈合影响小,跟骨关节面复位理想等优点,且对伴有软组织损伤需多次手术治疗的患者更适合该方法.

  3. Low-trauma fractures indicate increased risk of hip fracture in frail older people.

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    Chen, Jian Sheng; Cameron, Ian D; Simpson, Judy M; Seibel, Markus J; March, Lyn M; Cumming, Robert G; Lord, Stephen R; Sambrook, Philip N

    2011-02-01

    This study aims to investigate the risk of subsequent fractures after low-trauma fracture in frail older people. A total of 1412 elderly residents (mean age 86.2 years, SD 7.0 years, female 77%) were recruited from aged care facilities in Australia. Residents were assessed and then followed for any fracture for 2 years and hip fractures for at least 5 years. Residents with and without a newly acquired fracture in the first 2 years were compared for risk of subsequent hip fracture. Residents with a nonhip fracture in the first 2 years had an increased risk of subsequent hip fracture for about 2.5 years, whereas those with a hip fracture had a similar risk over the whole period compared with those with no fracture. During these 2.5 years, 60, 28, and 6 subsequent hip fractures occurred in the nonfracture group (n = 953), the nonhip fracture group (n = 194), and the hip fracture group (n = 101), respectively, resulting in the probability of subsequent hip fracture of 8.0%, 19.9%, and 10.4%, respectively. Compared with the nonfracture group, the hazard ratio (HR) was 2.82 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.73-4.59; p < .001] for the nonhip fracture group and 1.48 (95% CI 0.63-3.49, p = .37) for the hip fracture group after adjusting for age, sex, residence type, calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation, fracture history, weight, lower leg length, immobility, cognitive function, and medications. Frail institutionalized older people with newly acquired fractures are at increased risk of subsequent hip fracture for the next few years. Accordingly, despite their advanced age, they are a high-priority target group to investigate interventions that might reduce the risk of hip fracture.

  4. Hip and fragility fracture prediction by 4-item clinical risk score and mobile heel BMD: a women cohort study

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    Thulesius Hans

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background One in four Swedish women suffers a hip fracture yielding high morbidity and mortality. We wanted to revalidate a 4-item clinical risk score and evaluate a portable heel bone mineral density (BMD technique regarding hip and fragility fracture risk among elderly women. Methods In a population-based prospective cohort study we used clinical risk factors from a baseline questionnaire and heel BMD to predict a two-year hip and fragility fracture outcome for women, in a fracture preventive program. Calcaneal heel BMD was measured by portable dual X-ray laser absorptiometry (DXL and compared to hip BMD, measured with stationary dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA technique. Results Seven women suffered hip fracture and 14 women fragility fracture/s (at hip, radius, humerus and pelvis among 285 women; 60% having heel BMD ≤ -2.5 SD. The 4-item FRAMO (Fracture and Mortality Index combined the clinical risk factors age ≥80 years, weight Conclusions In a follow-up study we identified high risk groups for hip and fragility fracture with our plain 4-item risk model. Increased fracture risk was also related to decreasing heel BMD in calcaneal bone, measured with a mobile DXL technique. A combination of high FRAMO Index, prior fragility fracture, and very low BMD restricted the high risk group to 11%, among whom most hip fractures occurred (71%. These practical screening methods could eventually reduce hip fracture incidence by concentrating preventive resources to high fracture risk women.

  5. Plantar fasciitis and calcaneal spur formation are associated with abductor digiti minimi atrophy on MRI of the foot

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    Chundru, Usha [Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Brooklyn, NY (United States); Liebeskind, Amy; Beltran, Javier [Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Brooklyn, NY (United States); Beachwood, Franklin and Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology, Beachwood, OH (United States); Seidelmann, Frank; Franklin, Peter [Beachwood, Franklin and Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology, Beachwood, OH (United States); Fogel, Joshua [Maimonides Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Brooklyn, NY (United States); Brooklyn College, Department of Economics, Brooklyn, NY (United States)

    2008-06-15

    To determine the association of atrophy of the abductor digiti minimi muscle (ADMA), an MRI manifestation of chronic compression of the inferior calcaneal nerve suggesting the clinical diagnosis of Baxter's neuropathy, with MRI markers of potential etiologies, including calcaneal spur formation, plantar fasciitis, calcaneal edema, Achilles tendinosis and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD). Prevalence of calcaneal spur formation, plantar fasciitis, calcaneal edema, Achilles tendinosis and PTTD was assessed retrospectively on 100 MRI studies with ADMA and 100 MRI studies without ADMA. Patients ranged in age from 10-92 years. Pearson chi-square analyses and Fisher's exact test were used to compare prevalence of the above findings in patients with and without ADMA. Logistic regression was used to determine which variables were significantly associated with ADMA. Among patients with ADMA, there was significantly greater age (57.2 years vs 40.8 years, p < 0.001), presence of Achilles tendinosis (22.0% vs 3.0%, P<0.001), calcaneal edema (15.0% vs 3.0%, P = 0.005), calcaneal spur (48.0% vs 7.0%, P < 0.001), plantar fasciitis (52.5% vs 11.0%, P<0.001), and PTTD (32.0% vs 11.0%, P<0.001). After multivariate logistic regression analysis, only age [odds ratio (OR) 1.06, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.03, 1.09], calcaneal spur (OR 3.60, 95% CI 1.28, 10.17), and plantar fasciitis (OR 3.35, 95% CI 1.31, 8.56) remained significant. Advancing age, calcaneal spur, and plantar fasciitis are significantly associated with ADMA. Their high odds ratios support the notion of a possible etiologic role for calcaneal spur and plantar fasciitis in the progression to Baxter's neuropathy. (orig.)

  6. Minimally Invasive Calcaneal Displacement Osteotomy Site Using a Reference Kirschner Wire: A Technique Tip.

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    Lee, Moses; Guyton, Gregory P; Zahoor, Talal; Schon, Lew C

    2016-01-01

    As a standard open approach, the lateral oblique incision has been widely used for calcaneal displacement osteotomy. However, just as with other orthopedic procedures that use an open approach, complications, including wound healing problems and neurovascular injury in the heel, have been reported. To help avoid these limitations, a percutaneous technique using a Shannon burr for calcaneal displacement osteotomy was introduced. However, relying on a free-hand technique without direct visualization at the osteotomy site has been a major obstacle for this technique. To address this problem, we developed a technical tip using a reference Kirschner wire. A reference Kirschner wire technique provides a reliable and accurate guide for minimally invasive calcaneal displacement osteotomy. Also, the technique should be easy to learn for surgeons new to the procedure.

  7. Fatigue Fracture of the Calcaneus: From Early Diagnosis to Treatment: A Case Report of a Triathlon Athlete.

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    Serrano, Simão; Figueiredo, Pedro; Páscoa Pinheiro, João

    2016-06-01

    Stress fractures are frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated despite being common in sports. Early diagnosis is crucial; therefore, a high index of clinical suspicion is required. Complementary examinations are essential for diagnosis and follow-up. The authors report a clinical case of a young adult triathlon athlete referring mechanical pain in the rear left foot, with 2 weeks' progression. An earlier increase in daily training intensity was recorded. Complementary examinations confirmed a calcaneal fatigue fracture. Immobilization and no weight bearing were introduced for an initial period of 4 weeks, and the rehabilitation process was started. Progressive weight bearing was introduced between fourth and eighth weeks. Sports activity started at the 12th week. Boundaries to sports activity were eliminated by the 24th week, without pain or functional limitation. Repetitive overload to the heel and intense axial weight bearing in association to repetitive concentric/eccentric gastrocnemius contraction are related to calcaneal stress fracture, the second most common stress fracture in the foot. Calcaneal stress fractures can be adequately treated with activity modification, without casting or surgical intervention. When in the presence of bilateral stress fractures, metabolic and nutritional issues must be considered. The case report highlights the importance of sports medicine examination for detecting intrinsic and extrinsic fatigue fracture risk factors.

  8. Calcaneal osteosarcoma: a rare cause of heel pain in the paediatric population.

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    Taslakian, Bedros; Issa, Ghada; Saab, Raya; Jabbour, Mark N; Khoury, Nabil J

    2013-02-04

    Osteosarcoma is the most common primary non-haemopoietic malignant bone tumour in children and adolescents. However, it rarely occurs in the calcaneus with only a few case reports in the literature. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with calcaneal osteosarcoma, who presented with heel pain followed by swelling. The pain was initially thought to be related to a benign process and treated with analgesics, delaying the diagnosis. We discuss the clinical presentation, the differential diagnosis, multi-imaging and pathological findings of a calcaneal osteosarcoma, its clinical outcome and the importance of early diagnosis to improve outcome.

  9. The effect of intact fibula on functional outcome of reamed intramedullary interlocking nail in open and closed isolated tibial shaft fractures: A prospective study

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    Conclusion: ITS fracture with intact fibula is a common occurrence, and they can be treated safely with reamed IM nailing that provides good union rates and the excellent functional result even in open fractures.

  10. Effectiveness of using ultrasound therapy and manual therapy in the conservative treatment of calcaneal spur – pilot study

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Calcaneal spur is a pathology of the fibrocartilage enthesis of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia or a pathology of the mixed enthesis of the flexor digitorum brevis muscle. Ultrasound therapy is commonly applied in the conservative treatment of a calcaneal spur. Foot muscle strengthening exercises, stretching exercises and soft tissue therapy are indicated as effective methods of conservative treatment. The aim of the study was to compare and assess the effects of ultrasound therapy and selected techniques of manual therapy on pain level and functional state in patients with calcaneal spur.

  11. The effect of age, weight, and lifestyle factors on calcaneal quantitative ultrasound: the ESOPO study.

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    Adami, Silvano; Giannini, Sandro; Giorgino, Ruben; Isaia, GianCarlo; Maggi, Stefania; Sinigaglia, Luigi; Filipponi, Paolo; Crepaldi, Gaetano; Di Munno, Ombretta

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    Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) techniques have been shown to be as good as bone mineral density (BMD) assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), in predicting fracture risk: QUS technique could increase substantially the accessibility to a reliable bone osteoporosis risk evaluation, but little is know regarding the relationship of QUS to risk factors that have been found to predict DXA-BMD values and this is even more true in men. We studied 6,811 postmenopausal women 40 to 80 years of age and 4,981 men 60-80 years of age representative of the general population of all regions of Italy. All participants were questioned on lifestyle habits and on their medical history. After a physical examination "bone stiffness" (called here for simplicity, stiffness), which is derived from the values of broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and speed of sounds (SoS) was measured by a heel QUS device (Achilles apparatus, Lunar, Madison, USA). The most common recognized determinants of bone mass (either categorical or continuous variables) were modeled with stiffness by multiple regression analysis or ANOVA. Stiffness was strongly related to age and weight. After adjusting for these variables, the women who had taken hormone replacement therapy for more than a year had significantly higher stiffness values. The difference versus nonusers remained significant for up to 20 years-since-menopause (YSM). This effect was so strong that for further analysis these women were excluded. By multivariate analysis, stiffness was then found to be significantly related to recalled body weight at 25 years of age, actual and past cigarettes smoked per day, and dairy calcium intake. Stiffness was also associated with a number of categorial factors adjusted for age, weight, and YSM: prior ovariectomy, history of more than 2 months confined to bed, outdoor physical activity, smoking, chronic use of any drug, and past corticosteroid use. All these categorial and continuous variables predicted

  12. Fracture channel waves

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    Nihei, Kurt T.; Yi, Weidong; Myer, Larry R.; Cook, Neville G. W.; Schoenberg, Michael

    1999-03-01

    The properties of guided waves which propagate between two parallel fractures are examined. Plane wave analysis is used to obtain a dispersion equation for the velocities of fracture channel waves. Analysis of this equation demonstrates that parallel fractures form an elastic waveguide that supports two symmetric and two antisymmetric dispersive Rayleigh channel waves, each with particle motions and velocities that are sensitive to the normal and tangential stiffnesses of the fractures. These fracture channel waves degenerate to shear waves when the fracture stiffnesses are large, to Rayleigh waves and Rayleigh-Lamb plate waves when the fracture stiffnesses are low, and to fracture interface waves when the fractures are either very closely spaced or widely separated. For intermediate fracture stiffnesses typical of fractured rock masses, fracture channel waves are dispersive and exhibit moderate to strong localization of guided wave energy between the fractures. The existence of these waves is examined using laboratory acoustic measurements on a fractured marble plate. This experiment confirms the distinct particle motion of the fundamental antisymmetric fracture channel wave (A0 mode) and demonstrates the ease with which a fracture channel wave can be generated and detected.

  13. Time and dose-effect relationship of lateral pressure of Calcaneal tension band splint fixation%跟骨张力带夹板固定侧方压力的时效、量效关系研究

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    李引刚; 孟祥东; 刘艳平; 杨锋; 陈明光

    2012-01-01

    Objective;To investigate time and dose-effect relationship of lateral pressure at different intensities on the injury of skin after the calcaneal fracture with percutaneous poking postoperative tension band splint fixation and obtain a suitable pressure range. Methods:20 patients with 20 feet in healthy subjects and 20 patients with 20 feet with intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus prying postoperative patients were included , we used self-made balloon tension band fixation, and observed and recorded the local pain, numbness, skin color changes at different pressure and time. Results: Evaluating pressure ulcers by Shea staging standard, according to skin color, pain, numbness and other autonomic manifestations, healthy subjects pressure should be<40 kPa, patients should be< 35kPa. Conclusion:Calcaneal lateral pressure pad can effectively prevent calcaneal diameter width and calcaneal ever-sion, but needed regulating pressure and action time according to the swelling degree, to avoid the formation of pressure ulcers.%目的:探讨跟骨骨折经皮撬拨术后张力带夹板固定法中侧方压力在不同强度下对皮肤损伤时效、量效之间的关系.方法:20例20足健康受试者及20例20足符合跟骨关节内骨折撬拨术后的患者纳入试验,采用自制带气囊的张力带夹板固定,观察并记录跟骨内外侧皮肤在不同压强、时间下局部疼痛、麻木、皮肤颜色的改变.结果:压疮以shea分期作为标准,根据皮肤颜色、疼痛、麻木等自主表现,健康受试者压强应<40kPa,患者应<35kPa.结论:跟骨内外侧压力垫有效防止跟骨横径变宽及跟骨外翻,但要根据肿胀的程度注意调节压强大小及作用时间,避免压疮形成.

  14. TREATMENT OF CLOSED TIBIAL PILON FRACTURES WITH OPEN REDUCTION, INTERNAL FIXATION AND BONE GRAFTING. A STUDY OF 22 CASES COMPARING THE OBJE CTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION

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    Athmaram

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The cases of twenty two fractures of the ankle joint that involved the tibial plafond were reviewed. The fractures were classified in to five types according to the severity of the injury. Open reduction and internal fixation was performed using one third tubular plate for fibula and recon plate for the tibia. Bone grafting was don e to augment the fixation and maintain the reduction . For each fracture treated Objective and Subjective evaluation is done. The objective and subjective scores are compared. With this method we noticed that the Type III & IV fractures also had a good or e xcellent result .

  15. Do we really need radiographic assessment for the diagnosis of non-specific heel pain (calcaneal apophysitis) in children?

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    Kose, Ozkan [Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, Diyarbakir (Turkey); Diclekent Bulvari, Ataslar Serhat Evleri, Diyarbakir (Turkey)

    2010-04-15

    Non-specific heel pain (calcaneal apophysitis) is a common disorder, particularly in physically active growing children. Foot radiographs are usually obtained as part of the clinical evaluation in routine orthopaedic practice. However, there is still controversy about the specific findings on radiographs, and it is unclear what information is present on radiographs that may alter the diagnosis and management. The purpose of this study was to review a consecutive series of patients with the diagnosis of calcaneal apophysitis to assess the yield of routine radiographs of the foot. A prospective study was performed on 61 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of calcaneal apophysitis in a single-surgeon practice. Standard anteroposterior and lateral weight-bearing foot radiographs were obtained for each patient. Seventy-one sets of foot radiographs were reviewed to determine whether radiographs had an impact on diagnosis and management. Patients with antecedent trauma, penetrating injury, foot deformity, achilles tendonitis, bursitis and infections were excluded from the study. Seventy foot radiographs were considered to be normal. The radiographs changed the diagnosis in only one patient, in whom a simple bone cyst of the calcaneous was seen. Calcaneal apophysitis is a self-limiting disease, and patients can be treated conservatively. Neither the sclerosis nor the fragmentation of the apophysis could be used to establish the diagnosis of calcaneal apophysitis. Therefore, obtaining radiographs as an initial step in their evaluation does not seem to be justified. (orig.)

  16. Clinical effect of two operation methods in treatment of Sanders II type calcaneus fractures

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    Dong Liu; Jun Hua; Yong-Ming Sun; Lu-Min Cao

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the differences between percutaneous reduction hollow screw internal fixation and open reduction plate internal fixation in the treatment of Sanders II type calcaneal fracture.Method:68 patients with Sanders II type calcaneal fracture from January, 2012 to February, 2013 were divided into poking group and open reduction group, 34 cases in each group. They were treated with poking reduction and internal fixation, as well as open reduction and internal fixation, and then followed up for one year successfully. The operation time, hospitalization time, wound healing time and the amount of bleeding were compared. The Maryland foot score system was employed to assess the function recovery of two groups and the related complications were recorded.Result:The operation time, hospitalization time, incision healing time and the amount of bleeding in operation of poking group were significantly less than the open reduction group; The excellent rate of functional recovery of poking group and open reduction group were 79.41% and 82.35%. The difference between two groups had no statistical significance; the complication rate of poking group and open reduction group were 2.94% and 17.65%. The difference between two groups had statistical significance.Conclusion:Poking reduction combined with internal fixation for the treatment of Sanders II type calcaneal fracture can not only reduce the wound and intraoperative bleeding, shorten operation and hospitalization time, but also prevent the occurrence of complications.

  17. A Study of Incidence of calcaneal spurs in North Indian population: A dry bone study

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    G. S. Ghindha

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The calcaneal spurs are the most common cause of pain in heel. The pain appears when patient stands on the foot for walking and pain disappears when patient walks some distance. The most common causes of spur formation is chronic fasciitis, wears and tears of ligaments and fascia present in the sole of foot. When the fasciitis heals, during the healing process the calcification of fascia or ligaments takes place, which results into the spur formation. The present study has been conducted on 325 dry human calcanei, irrespective of their sex, in the Department of Anatomy of M. M. Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti, District Solan (Himachal Pradesh. The objective of this study is to assess the rate of incidence of the presence of spurs in the calcanei and their types present in these calcanei. The photographs of all types of calcaneal spurs are taken and recorded and the study is compared with the standard literature and previous studies done by other authors. Out of 325 calcanei, 150 (35.38 % cases are having inferior, posterior calcaneal spurs. In 28 (8.62 % cases both types of spurs have been found. Other calcanei are having either inferior or posterior calcaneal spurs. The inferior spurs are more common on right and left side i.e out of 325 cases 75 (23.08 % cases, and posterior spurs found in 40 (12,31 % cases, respectively. In 2 (0.61 % cases a scale type of spurs was present which was attached in the middle of the inferior surface of the calcanei and their anterior ends are free, sharp and pointing forwards. These observations are definitely helpful to the orthopedician, traumatologist and surgeons in their diagnosis and treatment.

  18. Partial calcanectomy and Ilizarov external fixation may reduce amputation need in severe diabetic calcaneal ulcers

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    Akkurt, Mehmet Orçun; Demirkale, Ismail; Öznur, Ali

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objective: The treatment of diabetic hindfoot ulcers is a challenging problem. In addition to serial surgical debridements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and local wound care play important roles in the surgeon’s armamentarium, for both superficial infection and gangrene of the soft tissue, often complicated by osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive approach from diagnosis to treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in foot-threatening diabetic calcaneal ulcers. Methods: The study included 23 patients with diabetic hindfoot ulcers who were treated with radical excision of the necrotic tissue and application of circular external fixation. The treatment protocol was a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided debridement of the necrotic tissues and application of an Ilizarov external fixator in plantarflexion to decrease the soft-tissue defect. Primary outcome measures were total cure of infection and obvious healing of the osteomyelitis at 12 weeks determined by MRI, and clinical cure through objective assessment of the appearance of the wound. Results: The wounds healed in 18 of the 23 patients (78%), partial recovery occurred and subsequent flap operation was performed in three patients (13%), and below-the-knee amputation was performed in two patients (9%). Conclusions: This surgical protocol is effective in ameliorating diabetic hindfoot ulcers with concomitant calcaneal osteomyelitis, and satisfactorily reduces the need for amputation.

  19. Calcaneal Osteomyelitis due to Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria: A Case Report

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    Yi, Tae-Im; Choe, Yeo-Reum; Kim, Joo-Sup; Kwon, Kye-Won

    2016-01-01

    Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs. Gram-positive cocci are the most common etiological organisms of calcaneal osteomyelitis; whereas, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are rarely documented. We reported a case of NTM calcaneal osteomyelitis in a 51-year-old female patient. She had been previously treated in many local clinics with multiple local steroid injection over 50 times and extracorporeal shock-wave therapy over 20 times with the impression of plantar fasciitis for 3 years prior. Diagnostic workup revealed a calcaneal osteomyelitis and polymerase chain reaction assay on bone aspirate specimens confirmed the diagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacterial osteomyelitis. The patient had a partial calcanectomy with antitubercular therapy. Six months after surgery, a follow-up magnetic resonance imaging showed localized chronic osteomyelitis with abscess formation. We continued anti-tubercular therapy without operation. At 18-month follow-up after surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation therapy, she was ambulating normally and able to carry out her daily activities without any discomfort. PMID:26949685

  20. Calcaneal osteomyelitis presenting with acute tarsal tunnel syndrome: a case report

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    Shariff Sajid

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Cases of acute tarsal tunnel syndrome are rare. To the best of our knowledge, we describe the only reported case of acute posterior tibial nerve compression resulting from adjacent haemotogenous pyogenic calcaneal osteomyelitis. Case presentation A previously healthy 38-year-old Caucasian woman developed symptoms of acute tarsal tunnel syndrome in her right foot over a six-day period. No antecedent trauma or systemic symptoms were noted. Magnetic resonance imaging and bone scan imaging, followed by surgical decompression and bone biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus calcaneal osteomyelitis. Her pain and paraesthesia disappeared after the operation, while her inflammatory markers normalised during a 12-week course of antibiotics. After four years she has remained asymptomatic without any indication of recurrence. Conclusion This case is not just unique in describing osteomyelitis as a cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome, because haemotogenous calcaneal osteomyelitis is in itself a rare pathology. We recommend considering infection as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with acute tarsal tunnel syndrome.

  1. A CLINICAL STUDY ON FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME AFTER COMBINED ARTHROSCOPIC AND FLUOROSCOPIC ASSISTED REDUCTION AND INTERNAL FIXATION OF CLOSED TIBIAL PLATEAU FRACTURES IN ADULTS

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    Bhavani Prasad

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION: Management of tibial plateau fractures had witnessed tremendous improvement in surgical techniques over the past decades. Conservative treatment of these fractures results in consistently poor results. The present literature supports that absolute anatomi cal reduction and stable fixation of peri articular fractures followed by early post - operative rehabilitation is crucial for good results. And if this is achieved by minimal damage to soft tissue the results are much better. In this study it is achieved by arthroscopy and fluoroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have conducted a prospective study between September 2009 to august 2013 including 9 patients with tibial plateau fractures treated with combined arthroscopic and fluoroscopic reduction and internal f ixation with or without bone grafting. And then the radiographic and functional evaluation done. RESULTS: According to Hohl’s clinical and radiographic scoring systems 4 patients were assessed excellent, 3 good, 2 fair. According to Rasmussen’s clinical sc oring system 4 patients excellent, 3 good and 2 fair results. CONCLUSION: The use of arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in the management of tibial plateau fractures results in good outcome. It also helped to simultaneously treat the meniscal injuries. But its use is mainly limited to Shatzkar type1, 2, 3, 4

  2. Application of CT Three Dimensional Reconstruction Technique for Closed Tibia Shaft Fracture%CT三维重建技术在闭合性胫骨骨折中的应用

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    曹渊武; 沈笛; 陈子贤; 姜晓幸; 施德源; 姜南春

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨C T三维重建技术诊断闭合性胫骨骨折合并踝关节损伤的准确性。方法:对117例在复旦大学附属中山医院就诊的闭合性胫骨骨折患者术前常规行X线及三维CT检查。比较两种检查手段对胫骨骨折合并踝关节损伤的诊断价值。结果:术前X线检查发现19例胫骨骨折患者合并后踝骨折;而三维C T重建图像发现34例患者伴后踝骨折,比X线摄片多检查出15例。结论:对于胫骨骨折合并后踝关节损伤,三维C T重建技术较X线检查的诊断率更高,能降低漏诊率。%Objective:To explore the accuracy of CT three dimensional reconstruction technique for the diagnosis of tibia shaft fracture accompanied by ankle injury .Methods:Both X‐ray examination and three dimensional CT scanning were conducted for the 117 patients with closed tibia shaft fracture ,who went to Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University ,before surgery .The numbers of patients ,who were diagnosed with tibia shaft fracture accompanied by ankle injury ,were compared between the two examination methods .Results:Nineteen patients with tibia shaft fracture were diagnosed with accompanied posterior malleolar fracture by X‐ray examination before surgery . However ,34 patients were diagnosed with accompanied posterior malleolar fracture by CT three dimensional reconstruction images . Thus , 15 more patients were diagnosed by CT three dimensional reconstruction technique than that by X‐ray imaging .Conclusions:Comparing with X‐ray examination , three dimensional CT reconstruction technique could increase the diagnosis accuracy for posterior malleolar fracture associated with tibia shaft fracture and reduce the rate of missed diagnosis .

  3. Surgical management of a diabetic calcaneal ulceration and osteomyelitis with a partial calcanectomy and a sural neurofasciocutaneous flap

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    Georgios D. Georgakopoulos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in diabetic patients poses a great challenge to the treating physician and surgeon. The use of a distally based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap after an aggressive debridement of non-viable and poorly vascularized tissue and bone that is combined with a thorough antibiotic regimen provides a great technique for adequate soft tissue coverage of the heel. In this case report, the authors describe the aforementioned flap as a versatile alternative to the use of local or distant muscle flaps for diabetic patients with calcaneal osteomyelitis and concomitant large wounds.

  4. Treatment of distal radius fractures with wrist arthroscope-assisted closed reduction and external fixation%腕关节镜辅助下闭合复位外固定治疗桡骨远端骨折

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    王立; 邵新中; 张哲敏; 许娅莉; 吕莉; 杨晓亮

    2014-01-01

    目的 探讨腕关节镜辅助治疗桡骨远端骨折的方法及疗效.方法 2011年11月至2013年10月,对25例桡骨远端骨折患者采用腕关节镜辅助外固定支架治疗,术后采用Stewart改良的Sarmiento评分评价骨折复位及愈合情况,采用Cooney评分评价腕关节功能.结果 所有患者均获得随访,平均随访时间为10.6个月.骨折全部愈合.术后X线片显示桡骨远端掌倾角平均为11.9°,尺偏角为20.1°.按照Stewart改良的Sarmiento评分:优22例,良2例,可1例.术后腕关节功能按Cooney评分:优20例,良4例,可1例.结论 腕关节镜辅助闭合复位外固定治疗桡骨远端骨折具有微创,术后恢复快,疗效较好等优点.%Objective To introduce the technique and treatment outcomes of arthroscope-assisted closed reduction and external fixation of distal radius fractures.Methods Twenty-five cases of distal radius fractures were treated arthroscopically with closed reduction and external fixation between November 2011 and October 2013.Sarmiento score modified by Stewart was used for assessment of fracture reduction and healing.Cooney score was applied to evaluate postoperative wrist function.Results All the patients were follow-up for an average of 10.6 months.All the fractures healed well.Postoperative X-ray showed 11.9° of palmar tilt and 20.1° of ulnar inclination on average.According to the modified Sarmiento score,the surgical results were rated as excellent in 22 cases,good in 2 cases and fair in 1 case.According to Cooney wrist score,the function of the wrist was rated as excellent in 20 cases,good in 4 cases,and fair in 1 case.Conclusion Arthroscope-assisted closed reduction and external fixation is a less invasive and more effective treatment for distal radius fractures.

  5. Fractures in anisotropic media

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    Shao, Siyi

    Rocks may be composed of layers and contain fracture sets that cause the hydraulic, mechanical and seismic properties of a rock to be anisotropic. Coexisting fractures and layers in rock give rise to competing mechanisms of anisotropy. For example: (1) at low fracture stiffness, apparent shear-wave anisotropy induced by matrix layering can be masked or enhanced by the presence of a fracture, depending on the fracture orientation with respect to layering, and (2) compressional-wave guided modes generated by parallel fractures can also mask the presence of matrix layerings for particular fracture orientations and fracture specific stiffness. This report focuses on two anisotropic sources that are widely encountered in rock engineering: fractures (mechanical discontinuity) and matrix layering (impedance discontinuity), by investigating: (1) matrix property characterization, i.e., to determine elastic constants in anisotropic solids, (2) interface wave behavior in single-fractured anisotropic media, (3) compressional wave guided modes in parallel-fractured anisotropic media (single fracture orientation) and (4) the elastic response of orthogonal fracture networks. Elastic constants of a medium are required to understand and quantify wave propagation in anisotropic media but are affected by fractures and matrix properties. Experimental observations and analytical analysis demonstrate that behaviors of both fracture interface waves and compressional-wave guided modes for fractures in anisotropic media, are affected by fracture specific stiffness (controlled by external stresses), signal frequency and relative orientation between layerings in the matrix and fractures. A fractured layered medium exhibits: (1) fracture-dominated anisotropy when the fractures are weakly coupled; (2) isotropic behavior when fractures delay waves that are usually fast in a layered medium; and (3) matrix-dominated anisotropy when the fractures are closed and no longer delay the signal. The

  6. 桡骨远端骨折手法复位并石膏外固定临床疗效观察%Effect of manipulative reduction and cast immobilization in the treatment of closed distal radius fracture

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    牟朋林; 杨建惠; 吴武; 汪友平

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of manipulative reduction and cast immobilization in the treatment of closed distal radius fracture.Methods 78 elderly patients with distal radial fractures were treated with closed reduction and cast immobilization,and received X-rays and regular assessment of wrist function after operation.We analyzed the effect at different time points.Results The postoperative X-ray examination showed,60 cases achieved desired effect of anatomic reduction,18 cases of functional reduction.At the final follow-up time point,Functional Assessment Scoring of 55 cases was excellent,23 cases of good.Conclusion Manual reduction combined with cast immobilization in the treatment of closed distal radius fractures can obtain satisfying outcome.%目的 观察手法复位并石膏外固定治疗闭合性桡骨远端骨折的临床疗效并探讨手法复位成功的关键因素.方法 对78例中老年桡骨远端骨折患者采用手法复位并石膏外固定治疗,术后定期进行X线和腕关节功能评估.结果 术后X线检查达到解剖复位60例,功能复位18例;末次随访时腕关节评分获优55例,良23例.结论 手法复位并石膏外固定治疗闭合性桡骨远端骨折可取得满意效果.

  7. Double calcaneal osteotomy with percutaneous Steinmann pin fixation as part of treatment for flexible flatfoot deformity: a review of consecutive cases highlighting our experience with pin fixation.

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    Boffeli, Troy J; Abben, Kyle W

    2015-01-01

    Surgical correction of flexible flatfoot deformity and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction has been extensively reported in published studies. When appropriate, calcaneal osteotomies for flatfoot correction have been a favorite of foot and ankle surgeons because of the corrective power achieved without the need to fuse any rearfoot joints. The medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy and Evans calcaneal osteotomy, together termed the double calcaneal osteotomy, have been reported several times by various investigators with a wide variety of fixation options. We undertook an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of 9 consecutive patients (11 feet), who had undergone double calcaneal osteotomy with 2 percutaneous Steinmann pin fixation for the correction of flexible flatfoot deformity, with or without posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. All patients had radiographic evidence of bone healing of the posterior calcaneal osteotomy and incorporation of the Evans osteotomy bone graft at 6 weeks and demonstrated clinical healing at 6 weeks. All patients had 2 percutaneous Steinmann pins placed through both osteotomies, and these were removed an average of 6 weeks postoperatively. No patient developed pin site complications. The only complication noted was sural neuritis, which was likely incision related. No patients had delayed union or nonunion, and we did not identify any graft shifting postoperatively. The present retrospective series highlights our experience with 2 percutaneous Steinmann pin fixation, demonstrating equal or better results than many previous published fixation methods for double calcaneal osteotomy. It is cost-effective and minimizes the potential risk of iatrogenic Achilles pathologic features associated with screw fixation.

  8. Fracture mechanics safety approaches

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    Roos, E.; Schuler, X.; Eisele, U. [Materials Testing Inst. (MPA), Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)

    2004-07-01

    Component integrity assessments require the knowledge of reliable fracture toughness parameters characterising the initiation of the failure process in the whole relevant temperature range. From a large number of fracture mechanics tests a statistically based procedure was derived allowing to quantify the initiation of fracture toughness as a function of temperature as a closed function as well as the temperature dependence of the cleavage instability parameters. Alternatively to the direct experimental determination one also can use a correlation between fracture toughness and notch impact energy. (orig.)

  9. Scaphoid fractures in children

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    Gajdobranski Đorđe

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Scaphoid fractures are rare in childhood. Diagnosis is very difficult to establish because carpal bones are not fully ossified. In suspected cases comparative or delayed radiography is used, as well as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and bone scintigraphy. Majority of scaphoid fractures are treated conservatively with good results. In case of delayed fracture healing various types of treatment are available. Objective. To determine the mechanism of injury, clinical healing process, types and outcome of treatment of scaphoid fractures in children. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed patients with traumatic closed fracture of the scaphoid bone over a ten-year period (2002-2011. The outcome of the treatment of “acute” scaphoid fracture was evaluated using the Mayo Wrist Score. Results. There were in total 34 patients, of mean age 13.8 years, with traumatic closed fracture of the scaphoid bone, whose bone growth was not finished yet. Most common injury mechanism was fall on outstretched arm - 76% of patients. During the examined period 31 children with “acute” fracture underwent conservative treatment, with average immobilization period of 51 days. Six patients were lost to follow-up. In the remaining 25 patients, after completed rehabilitation, functional results determined by the Mayo Wrist Score were excellent. Conclusion. Conservative therapy of “acute” scaphoid fractures is an acceptable treatment option for pediatric patients with excellent functional results.

  10. Transphyseal Distal Humerus Fracture.

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    Abzug, Joshua; Ho, Christine Ann; Ritzman, Todd F; Brighton, Brian

    2016-01-01

    Transphyseal distal humerus fractures typically occur in children younger than 3 years secondary to birth trauma, nonaccidental trauma, or a fall from a small height. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of a transphyseal distal humerus fracture is crucial for a successful outcome. Recognizing that the forearm is not aligned with the humerus on plain radiographs may aid in the diagnosis of a transphyseal distal humerus fracture. Surgical management is most commonly performed with the aid of an arthrogram. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning techniques similar to those used for supracondylar humerus fractures are employed. Cubitus varus caused by a malunion, osteonecrosis of the medial condyle, or growth arrest is the most common complication encountered in the treatment of transphyseal distal humerus fractures. A corrective lateral closing wedge osteotomy can be performed to restore a nearly normal carrying angle.

  11. Outcome after open reduction and internal fixation of intraarticular fractures of the calcaneum without the use of bone grafts

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    Pendse Aniruddha

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Intraarticular fractures of calcaneum are commenest type of calcaneal fractures. Lots of controversies exist about the ideal management for them. The focus is now shifting on operative management by open reduction and internal fixation for these fractures with or without the use of bone grafts. Method: Thirty intraarticular fractures classified by Essex Lopresti radiological classification, were treated by open reduction and fixation. The patients were followed over a mean period of 30 months (25-40 months. Results: All the fractures united at a mean duration of 14 weeks. 86% patients had excellent functional outcome with one patient having fair and one having poor functional outcome. Conclusion: Open reduction and internal fixation with plate is a good method for treatment of intraarticular fractures of calcaneum to achieve anatomical restoration of articular surface under vision, stable fixation, early mobilization and an option for primary subtalar arthrodesis if deemed necessary.

  12. 闭合性Ⅲ型Pilon骨折不同时机手术的疗效分析%Evaluation of Different Operation Time in Treatment of Closed Rüedi-Allg(o)wer Type Ⅲ Pilon Fracture

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    王景超; 朱勇; 欧兆强

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the optimal time for operation and the curative effect of closed Rüedi-Allg(o)wer type Ⅲ Pilon fracture. Methods: A retrospective review of 41 patients of closed Rüedi-Allg(o)wer type Ⅲ Pilon fracture were collected in the past 3 years. Twenty-two patients were treated with emergency operation;another 19 patients were treated with selective operation. All patients were followed up for 4.5 months average. Then, the operation timing,length of stay, fracture healing,and Tornetta's criteria of ankles were compared between the two groups. Results: Emergency operation group was superior to selective operation group in above 4 points. But there was no significant difference in the incidence of soft tissue complications between the two groups. Conclusion: It is obvious superior of emergency operation for most closed Rüedi-Allg(o)wer type Ⅲ Pilon fracture. Making use of minimally invasive osteosynthesis technology and a reasonable preoperative treatment are crucial to reduce postoperative complications,especially in cold therapy.%目的:探讨闭合性R(u)edi-Allg(o)werⅢ型Pilon骨折最佳手术时机及疗效.方法:回顾分析过去3年间收治的闭合性Ⅲ型Pilon骨折患者41例,其中急诊手术22例,择期手术19例,通过对2组间手术时间、住院时间、骨折愈合时间及Tornetta评价标准进行对比和分析.结果:平均随访时间4.5个月,在手术时间、住院时间、骨折愈合时间及踝关节功能恢复上,急诊手术组明显优于择期手术组,而软组织并发症发生率差异不大.结论:对于多数闭合性R(u)edi-Allg(o)wer Ⅲ型Pilon骨折,急诊手术具有明显优越性,微创接骨术的应用及合理的围手术期处理可有效避免术后诸多并发症的出现,尤其应重视冷疗的作用.

  13. The influence of foot geometry on the calcaneal osteotomy angle based on two-dimensional static force analyses

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    Reilingh, M.L.; Tuijthof, G.J.M.; Van Dijk, C.N.; Blankevoort, L.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Malalignment of the hindfoot can be corrected with a calcaneal osteotomy (CO). A well-selected osteotomy angle in the sagittal plane will reduce the shear force in the osteotomy plane while walking. The purpose was to determine the presence of a relationship between the foot geometry and

  14. Is structural hydroxyapatite tricalcium-phosphate graft or tricortical iliac crest autograft better for calcaneal lengthening osteotomy in childhood?

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    Martinkevich, P; Rahbek, Ole; Stilling, M

    2016-01-01

    AIMS: To compare the structural durability of hydroxyapatite-tricalcium phosphate (HATCP) to autologous iliac crest bone graft in calcaneal lengthening osteotomy (CLO) for pes planovalgus in childhood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present the interim results of ten patients (HATCP, n = 6 and autograft...

  15. Preliminary screening of osteoporosis and osteopenia in middle aged urban women from Hyderabad (INDIA using calcaneal QUS

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    Ashwin Kasturi

    2015-08-01

    Conclusions: A substantial female population was screened for osteoporosis and osteopenia using calcaneal QUS method utilizing same WHO T score criteria that otherwise shall remain undiagnosed and face the complications and menace of osteoporosis. [Int J Res Med Sci 2015; 3(8.000: 2029-2033

  16. Definition, classification and treatment of destructive fractures

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    FANG Guo-jun

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】 Destructive injury is defined as a very serious damage both to the bone and the soft tissues. But in clinical practice we found that in some fracture cases, the damage to soft tissues is not as severe as 揹estructive injury?indicates, whereas comminuted fractures still cannot show the severity of bone damage. Therefore we proposed a new term 揹estructive fractures?after combining the definition of destructive injury with typical clinic cases. Destructive fractures refer to the fractures whose osseous tissues are damaged too seriously to be repaired, but soft tissues, nerves and veins are less severely injured and can be repaired. From the year 2001 to 2010, 75 cases of destructive fractures were admitted in our department. According to whether the fractures interlinked with the external environment, together with the fracture sites, they were divided into 6 types: a1 type, closed diaphysis destructive fracture; a2 type, open diaphysis destructive fracture; b1 type, closed joint-involved destructive fracture; b2 type, open joint-involved destructive fracture; c1 type, closed mixed destructive fracture; c2 type, open mixed destructive fracture. Corresponding clinical treatments were conducted for each type.The new classification criterion of destructive fracture is simple and practical and thus can be used as an important guide to make reasonable treatment plans for destructive fractures. Key words: Fracture, bone; Classification; Therapeutics

  17. 闭合手法复位 U 形螺旋石膏功能位固定治疗Colles骨折%Treatment of Colles fracture with manipulative closed reduction and U shaped gypsum functional fixation

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    苏建才

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effect of U shaped gypsum functional fixation after closed manipulative reduction for treatment of Colles' fractures. Methods:From January 2011 to April 2014,47 cases of Colles fracture were treated by closed reduction and U shaped gypsum functional fixation including 12 males and 35 females with an average age of 54.8 years old ranging from 8 to 72 years old. The time from injury to treatment was 40 min to 3 d. The patients were closed fractures with-out neurovascular injury. After manual reduction and U shaped gypsum functional fixation,the thumb of injury hand were trac-tion by contralateral hand,and other fingers of injury hand were taken flexion to exercise grip function. According to the situa-tion of fracture healing,plaster was removed at 4 to 8 weeks'fixation,the wrist joint functional exercise was strengthened after plaster removed. Results:All patients were followed up from 6 to 12 months with an average of 6.4 months ,the fracture healing time was 4 to 8 weeks. According to the Cooney wrist function scoring:the result was excellent in 44 cases,good in 2 cases,1 case. Conclusion:U shape gypsum functional fixation for treatment of Colles fracture limits the activity of thumb and extensor tendon,can reduce shortening of radial by traction of the injury thumb with the contralateral hand;it is good for blood circula-tion of hand and wrist,and swelling.%目的:探讨Colles骨折手法复位后U形螺旋石膏功能位固定的疗效。方法:2011年1月至2014年4月采用闭合手法复位 U 型螺旋石膏功能位固定47例 Colles 骨折患者,其中男12例,女35例;年龄8~72岁,平均54.8岁。伤后来院就诊时间40 min~3 d。患者均为闭合性骨折,无神经血管损伤。手法复位后采用U形螺旋石膏功能位固定,术后即可在健手牵引患侧拇指同时余四指伸曲功能握力练习。根据骨折愈合情况,4~8周拆除石膏,拆石膏后加强腕关节功能锻炼

  18. Importance of greenstick lamina fractures in low lumbar burst fractures

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    Ersozlu, S.; Aydinli, U.

    2006-01-01

    Lumbar burst fractures (L3–L5) represent a small percentage of all spinal fractures. The treatment of fractures involving the lumbar spine has been controversial. Lamina fractures may be complete or of the greenstick type. Dural tears and nerve root entrapment may accompany these lamina fractures. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence of dural tear in patients who had lumbar burst fractures with greenstick lamina fractures and the importance of these lamina fractures when choosing the optimum treatment. Twenty-six patients with 28 lumbar burst fractures were treated from 1995 through 2002. The average follow-up was 60 months (range 32–110 months). The male to female ratio was 21:5 and the mean age was 37 years (17–64). Dural tear was detected in seven (25%) out of 28 burst fractures. The functional outcome of the entire study group was assessed using the Smiley-Webster Scale. Good to excellent results were obtained in 24 (92%) of 26 patients. Lumbar burst fractures with greenstick lamina fractures occur mostly in the L2–L4 area. In the surgical treatment, any reduction manoeuvre will close the fracture and crush the entrapped neural elements. Therefore, it may be better to explore the greenstick lamina fracture whether there is any neural entrapment or not, before any reduction manoeuvre is attempted. PMID:16501977

  19. The Ankle Injury Management (AIM) trial: a pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation comparing close contact casting with open surgical reduction and internal fixation in the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in patients aged over 60 years.

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    Keene, David J; Mistry, Dipesh; Nam, Julian; Tutton, Elizabeth; Handley, Robert; Morgan, Lesley; Roberts, Emma; Gray, Bridget; Briggs, Andrew; Lall, Ranjit; Chesser, Tim Js; Pallister, Ian; Lamb, Sarah E; Willett, Keith

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND Close contact casting (CCC) may offer an alternative to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery for unstable ankle fractures in older adults. OBJECTIVES We aimed to (1) determine if CCC for unstable ankle fractures in adults aged over 60 years resulted in equivalent clinical outcome compared with ORIF, (2) estimate cost-effectiveness to the NHS and society and (3) explore participant experiences. DESIGN A pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial incorporating health economic evaluation and qualitative study. SETTING Trauma and orthopaedic departments of 24 NHS hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Adults aged over 60 years with unstable ankle fracture. Those with serious limb or concomitant disease or substantial cognitive impairment were excluded. INTERVENTIONS CCC was conducted under anaesthetic in theatre by surgeons who attended training. ORIF was as per local practice. Participants were randomised in 1 : 1 allocation via remote telephone randomisation. Sequence generation was by random block size, with stratification by centre and fracture pattern. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Follow-up was conducted at 6 weeks and, by blinded outcome assessors, at 6 months after randomisation. The primary outcome was the Olerud-Molander Ankle Score (OMAS), a patient-reported assessment of ankle function, at 6 months. Secondary outcomes were quality of life (as measured by the European Quality of Life 5-Dimensions, Short Form questionnaire-12 items), pain, ankle range of motion and mobility (as measured by the timed up and go test), patient satisfaction and radiological measures. In accordance with equivalence trial US Food and Drug Administration guidance, primary analysis was per protocol. RESULTS We recruited 620 participants, 95 from the pilot and 525 from the multicentre phase, between June 2010 and November 2013. The majority of participants, 579 out of 620 (93%), received the allocated treatment; 52 out of 275 (19%) who received CCC later

  20. Analysis of close reduction under the C-arm X-ray perspective for femoral neck fractures%股骨颈骨折闭合复位的实际效果分析

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    李欣; 陈仲; 杨洪昌

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the actual displacement of a femoral neck fracture following close reduction under the C-arm X-ray perspective.Methods From June, 2006 to June, 2009, we managed 12 patients with femoral neck fracture by open reduction and internal fixation.They were 8 males and 4 females, aged from 23 to 65 (average, 42.3) years old.We tried close reduction of their fractures under the C-arm X-ray perspective before a temporary fixation.Next we performed open reduction, readjusted the fracture ends, and placed internal fixation.The actual displacement of the fracture measured after open reduction was carefully compared with the close reduction under the X-ray perspective.Results A substantial displacement was found after open reduction in 7 patients who had achieved anatomic reduction under the X-ray perspective.In the other 5 patients who presented with a slight displacement after close reduction under X-ray perspective, the actual displacements were larger than the X-ray observations but completely reduced after open reduction.The actual measurements after open reduction were significantly larger (3.21 ± 0.96 mm on average) in the anteroposterior displacement ( t = 11.540, P = 0.000), but insignificantly larger (0.58 ±0.93 mm on average) in the superior-inferior displacement ( t = 2.184, P = 0.346) than those after close reduction.Conclusions In general, anatomic reduction can not be achieved for a femoral neck fracture under the C-arm X-ray perspective.Consequently, open reduction may be better than close reduction in the treatment of femoral neck fracture in that improper reduction can block blood supply to the femoral neck and dissection of the capsula articularis coxae can improve blood supply as well as help decompression.%目的 探讨股骨颈骨折闭合复位在C型臂X线机下达解剖复位时骨折端的实际移位情况.方法 自2006年6月至2009年6月对12例股骨颈骨折患者行切开复位内固定,其中男8例,女4例;年龄23

  1. 高弓马蹄内翻足术后复发与跟骨截骨%The recurring of varus and the lateral shift calcaneal osteotomy in the treatment of cavovarus foot

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    徐向阳; 刘津浩; 朱渊; 徐继平

    2009-01-01

    Objective To discuss the recurring of varus in the treatment of cavovarus foot and the relationship between correcting degree of lateral shift calcaneal osteotomy and the recurring rate.Methods Twenty-three patients (31 feet) with cavovarus foot were treated, which included 9 males and 14 females.According to the Coleman block test before the surgery, the manual passive correcting degree after the medial soft tissue release and/or the tendon lengthening and whether the calcaneal osteotomy were done, and the feet were divided into four groups.There were 0° and beyond 5° two levels of passive valgus for further differentiating and statistically analysis.The calcaneal osteotomy included lateralizing sliding osteotomy, posterior osteotomy and closing wedge osteotomy.Results In the effective following-up of 31 feet, hind foot varus recurred in 9 feet.Five varus were below 5° and 4 varus beyond 5°.The value is 4.23°±2.15°.The varus recurred in 3 feet without calcaneal osteotomy, whose Coleman block test before the surgery could correct the foot to neutral position.The varus did not recur in 4 feet without calcaneal osteotomy whose Coleman block test could correct the foot to more than 5° valgus.If the Coleman block test could not correct varus before the surgery, the varus recurred in 2 feet which could be corrected to neutral position after medial soft tissue release, while only one recurred varus in 3 feet which could be corrected to more than 5 valgus after medial soft tissue release.For the 19 feet with calcaneal osteotomy, one varus recurred in 9 feet which Coleman block test could correct the hind foot into neutral position, two varus recurred in 7 feet which Coleman block test could not correct the varus before the surgery but could correct to neutral position after the medial soft tissue release, no one varus recurred in 3 feet which Coleman block test could not correct the varus before the surgery but could correct to more than 5° valgus after the

  2. 闭合复位弹性髓内钉治疗儿童转子下骨折%Efficacy and Complications of Close Reduction and Eiastic Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Pediatric Subtrochanteric Fracture

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    蔡攀; 王秀会; 付备刚; 杨雷; 廖维

    2013-01-01

    Objective Retrospective analysis of closed reduction and elastic intramedullary nailing in the treatment of pediatric subtrochanteric fracture in 33 cases, Analysis of complications and clinical efficacy. Methods December 2006 to March 2010 using the above method of treatment of 33 cases of subtrochanteric femur fractures in children, 19 males and 14 females,aged 4 to 16 years old,with an average of 11. 6 years. Results Were followed up for 16 to 36 months,an average of 28. 8 months,33 cases of fractures healed. Hip function Sanders scoring:excellent in 28cases, good in 2 case,good rate of 90. 90. Complications:malunion 1 cases,irritation Spiketail 5 cases,2 cases of limb shortening, joint activities are restricted three cases. Conclusion Minimally invasive surgery to obtain a satisfactory clinical outcome, is the preferred method of treatment of children with subtrochanteric fracture. The indications for surgery, preoperative grasp norms operating in surgery after surgery to enhance functional exercise is the key to the prevention of complications.%目的 回顾性分析闭合复位弹性髓内钉固定治疗儿童股骨转子下骨折33例的临床疗效及并发症分析.方法 2006年12月至2010年3月采用上述方法治疗33例股骨转子下骨折患儿,男19例,女14例,年龄4~16岁,平均11.6岁.结果 随访16~36个月,平均28.8个月,33例骨折均骨性愈合.髋关节功能按Sanders评分,优28例,良2例,差3例,优良率90.90%.并发症:骨折成角畸形5例,其中畸形愈合1例,钉尾激惹5例,患肢短缩2例,关节活动受限3例.结论 微创手术治疗儿童转子下骨折能获得满意的临床疗效,是首选的治疗方法,术前把握手术指证、术中规范操作、术后加强功能锻炼是预防并发症的关键.

  3. Definition, classification and treatment of destructive fractures

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    FANG Guo-jun; QU Zhi-guo; LIU Zhuo; CHEN Yuan

    2011-01-01

    Destructive injury is defined as a very serious damage both to the bone and the soft tissues. But in clinical practice we found that in some fracture cases, the damage to soft tissues is not as severe as "destructive injury" indicates, whereas comminuted fractures still cannot show the severity of bone damage. Therefore we proposed a new term "destructive fractures" after combining the definition of destructive injury with typical clinic cases. Destructive fractures refer to the fractures whose osseous tissues are damaged too seriously to be repaired, but soft tissues, nerves and veins are less severely injured and can be repaired. From the year 2001 to 2010, 75 cases of destructive fractures were admitted in our department. According to whether the fractures interlinked with the external environment, together with the fracture sites, they were divided into 6 types: al type, closed diaphysis destructive fracture; a2 type, open diaphysis destructive fracture; b1 type, closed joint-involved destructive fracture; b2 type,open joint-involved destructive fracture; cl type, closed mixed destructive fracture; c2 type, open mixed destructive fracture. Corresponding clinical treatments were conducted for each type.The new classification criterion of destructivefracture is simple and practical and thus can be used as an important guide to make reasonable treatment plans for destructive fractures.

  4. Surgical management of a diabetic calcaneal ulceration and osteomyelitis with a partial calcanectomy and a sural neurofasciocutaneous flap

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    Ioannis A. Ignatiadis; Tsiampa, Vassiliki A.; Arapoglou, Dimitrios K.; Gerostathopoulos, Nicolaos E.; Polyzois, Vasilios D.; Georgakopoulos, Georgios D.

    2010-01-01

    The treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in diabetic patients poses a great challenge to the treating physician and surgeon. The use of a distally based sural neurofasciocutaneous flap after an aggressive debridement of non-viable and poorly vascularized tissue and bone that is combined with a thorough antibiotic regimen provides a great technique for adequate soft tissue coverage of the heel. In this case report, the authors describe the aforementioned flap as a versatile alternative to the ...

  5. Urinary Mineral Concentrations in European Pre-Adolescent Children and Their Association with Calcaneal Bone Quantitative Ultrasound Measurements

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    Karen Van den Bussche

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates differences and associations between urinary mineral concentrations and calcaneal bone measures assessed by quantitative ultrasonography (QUS in 4322 children (3.1–11.9 years, 50.6% boys from seven European countries. Urinary mineral concentrations and calcaneal QUS parameters differed significantly across countries. Clustering revealed a lower stiffness index (SI in children with low and medium urinary mineral concentrations, and a higher SI in children with high urinary mineral concentrations. Urinary sodium (uNa was positively correlated with urinary calcium (uCa, and was positively associated with broadband ultrasound attenuation and SI after adjustment for age, sex and fat-free mass. Urinary potassium (uK was negatively correlated with uCa but positively associated with speed of sound after adjustment. No association was found between uCa and QUS parameters after adjustment, but when additionally adjusting for uNa, uCa was negatively associated with SI. Our findings suggest that urinary mineral concentrations are associated with calcaneal QUS parameters and may therefore implicate bone properties. These findings should be confirmed in longitudinal studies that include the food intake and repeated measurement of urinary mineral concentrations to better estimate usual intake and minimize bias.

  6. Urinary Mineral Concentrations in European Pre-Adolescent Children and Their Association with Calcaneal Bone Quantitative Ultrasound Measurements †

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    Van den Bussche, Karen; Herrmann, Diana; De Henauw, Stefaan; Kourides, Yiannis A.; Lauria, Fabio; Marild, Staffan; Molnár, Dénes; Moreno, Luis A.; Veidebaum, Toomas; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Sioen, Isabelle

    2016-01-01

    This study investigates differences and associations between urinary mineral concentrations and calcaneal bone measures assessed by quantitative ultrasonography (QUS) in 4322 children (3.1–11.9 years, 50.6% boys) from seven European countries. Urinary mineral concentrations and calcaneal QUS parameters differed significantly across countries. Clustering revealed a lower stiffness index (SI) in children with low and medium urinary mineral concentrations, and a higher SI in children with high urinary mineral concentrations. Urinary sodium (uNa) was positively correlated with urinary calcium (uCa), and was positively associated with broadband ultrasound attenuation and SI after adjustment for age, sex and fat-free mass. Urinary potassium (uK) was negatively correlated with uCa but positively associated with speed of sound after adjustment. No association was found between uCa and QUS parameters after adjustment, but when additionally adjusting for uNa, uCa was negatively associated with SI. Our findings suggest that urinary mineral concentrations are associated with calcaneal QUS parameters and may therefore implicate bone properties. These findings should be confirmed in longitudinal studies that include the food intake and repeated measurement of urinary mineral concentrations to better estimate usual intake and minimize bias. PMID:27164120

  7. Fuzzy logic structure analysis of trabecular bone of the calcaneus to estimate proximal femur fracture load and discriminate subjects with and without vertebral fractures using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging at 1.5 T and 3 T.

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    Patel, Priyesh V; Eckstein, Felix; Carballido-Gamio, Julio; Phan, Catherine; Matsuura, Maiko; Lochmüller, Eva-Maria; Majumdar, Sharmila; Link, Thomas M

    2007-10-01

    Newly developed fuzzy logic-derived structural parameters were used to characterize trabecular bone architecture in high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) of human cadaver calcaneus specimens. These parameters were compared to standard histomorphological structural measures and analyzed concerning performance in discriminating vertebral fracture status and estimating proximal femur fracture load. Sets of 60 sagittal 1.5 T and 3.0 T HR-MRI images of the calcaneus were obtained in 39 cadavers using a fast gradient recalled echo sequence. Structural parameters equivalent to bone histomorphometry and fuzzy logic-derived parameters were calculated using two chosen regions of interest. Calcaneal, spine, and hip bone mineral density (BMD) measurements were also obtained. Fracture status of the thoracic and lumbar spine was assessed on lateral radiographs. Finally, mechanical strength testing of the proximal femur was performed. Diagnostic performance in discriminating vertebral fracture status and estimating femoral fracture load was calculated using regression analyses, two-tailed t-tests of significance, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analyses. Significant correlations were obtained at both field strengths between all structural and fuzzy logic parameters (r up to 0.92). Correlations between histomorphological or fuzzy logic parameters and calcaneal BMD were mostly significant (r up to 0.78). ROC analyses demonstrated that standard structural parameters were able to differentiate persons with and without vertebral fractures (area under the curve [A(Z)] up to 0.73). However, none of the parameters obtained in the 1.5-T images and none of the fuzzy logic parameters discriminated persons with and without vertebral fractures. Significant correlations were found between fuzzy or structural parameters and femoral fracture load. Using multiple regression analysis, none of the structural or fuzzy parameters were found to add discriminative value to BMD

  8. [Atlas fractures].

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    Schären, S; Jeanneret, B

    1999-05-01

    Fractures of the atlas account for 1-2% of all vertebral fractures. We divide atlas fractures into 5 groups: isolated fractures of the anterior arch of the atlas, isolated fractures of the posterior arch, combined fractures of the anterior and posterior arch (so-called Jefferson fractures), isolated fractures of the lateral mass and fractures of the transverse process. Isolated fractures of the anterior or posterior arch are benign and are treated conservatively with a soft collar until the neck pain has disappeared. Jefferson fractures are divided into stable and unstable fracture depending on the integrity of the transverse ligament. Stable Jefferson fractures are treated conservatively with good outcome while unstable Jefferson fractures are probably best treated operatively with a posterior atlanto-axial or occipito-axial stabilization and fusion. The authors preferred treatment modality is the immediate open reduction of the dislocated lateral masses combined with a stabilization in the reduced position using a transarticular screw fixation C1/C2 according to Magerl. This has the advantage of saving the atlanto-occipital joints and offering an immediate stability which makes immobilization in an halo or Minerva cast superfluous. In late instabilities C1/2 with incongruency of the lateral masses occurring after primary conservative treatment, an occipito-cervical fusion is indicated. Isolated fractures of the lateral masses are very rare and may, if the lateral mass is totally destroyed, be a reason for an occipito-cervical fusion. Fractures of the transverse processes may be the cause for a thrombosis of the vertebral artery. No treatment is necessary for the fracture itself.

  9. Platelet-rich plasma combined with closed reduction and hollow screw internal fixation for femoral neck fracture%PRP联合闭合复位空心螺钉内固定治疗股骨颈骨折

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    陈志军; 杨彪; 张大华

    2016-01-01

    目的:分析自体富血小板血浆( PRP)联合闭合复位空心螺钉内固定治疗股骨颈骨折的临床效果。方法回顾性分析2010年5月至2014年8月在我院治疗的200例股骨颈骨折患者的临床资料,分为PRP组和对照组,各100例。 PRP组采用PRP联合闭合复位空心螺钉内固定治疗,对照组单纯采用闭合复位空心螺钉内固定治疗,记录2组患者住院时间、骨折愈合时间、切口愈合情况、术后并发症、Harris评分及髋关节功能恢复情况。结果 PRP组住院时间、骨折愈合时间明显短于对照组,切口甲级愈合率高于对照组,术后合并股骨头坏死及骨折不愈合率明显低于对照组,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。 PRP组患者术后6个月、12个月Harris评分分别为87.35、90.82分,均高于对照组的81.37、84.32分,术后6个月、12个月髋关节功能优良率分别为86%、90%,高于对照组的67%和76%,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论 PRP联合闭合复位空心螺钉内固定治疗股骨颈骨折能明显缩短骨折愈合时间,减少术后并发症,提高患者髋关节功能及术后生活质量,安全性和有效性较高。%Objective To explore the clinical effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma ( PRP) combined with closed reduction and hol-low screw internal fixation for femoral neck fracture .Methods Totally 200 cases of femoral neck fracture were collected from May 2010 to August 2014 in our hospital .Randomly divided them into two groups , namely the PRP group and the control group , with 100 patients in each group.The PRP group were given autologous platelet-rich plasma ( PRP) combined with closed reduction and hollow screw internal fixation , while the control group were given closed reduction and hollow screw internal fixation merely .The length of stay , time of fracture healing , wound healing state , postoperative complications rate

  10. Femur ultrasound (FemUS)-first clinical results on hip fracture discrimination and estimation of femoral BMD

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    Barkmann, R; Dencks, S; Laugier, P;

    2010-01-01

    has been introduced yet. We developed a QUS scanner for measurements at the femur (Femur Ultrasound Scanner, FemUS) and tested its in vivo performance. METHODS: Using the FemUS device, we obtained femoral QUS and DXA on 32 women with recent hip fractures and 30 controls. Fracture discrimination......A quantitative ultrasound (QUS) device for measurements at the proximal femur was developed and tested in vivo (Femur Ultrasound Scanner, FemUS). Hip fracture discrimination was as good as for DXA, and a high correlation with hip BMD was achieved. Our results show promise for enhanced QUS...... and the correlation with femur bone mineral density (BMD) were assessed. RESULTS: Hip fracture discrimination using the FemUS device was at least as good as with hip DXA and calcaneal QUS. Significant correlations with total hip bone mineral density were found with a correlation coefficient R (2) up to 0...

  11. A comparative study of effect on reducing pain, inflammation and side effect of combination of enzymes (bacterial proteases, papain, bromelain, vitamin C and rutin versus conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac in patients of closed fracture lower end radius coming at orthopaedic department of a tertiary care hospital

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    Tejas A. Acharya

    2016-06-01

    Conclusions: Diclofenac was better in reducing pain, while combination of enzymes used in the study was better in reducing oedema. Combination of the enzymes used in this study is safer than diclofenac in cases of the closed fracture lower end radius. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016; 5(3.000: 1017-1021

  12. Relationship between ankle-hind foot function and calcaneal three-dimensional morphological parameters%跟骨三维形态学参数与踝后足功能的关系

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    许灿; 李明清; 李康华; 刘华

    2016-01-01

    背景:跟骨整体形态与后距下关节面解剖对位都是跟骨关节内骨折手术治疗的重要预后因素,但当前仍缺少系统的生物力学实验证实跟骨三维形态学参数对于踝-后足功能的重要性。目的:综合利用实体实验与数值分析方法,明确跟骨三维形态学参数与踝后足功能的相关性。方法:首先使用人体踝足尸体标本构建跟骨高度、宽度和长度异常模型,通过生物力学加载支架对各组模型进行加载,分析跟骨高度丢失、宽度增加和长度短缩模型的动力学数据。进而构建正常人体踝后足有限元模型,在其基础上建立跟骨高度丢失、宽度增加和长度短缩数值模型,计算后距下关节面的接触特征。结果与结论:①跟骨宽度增加和长度短缩会部分限制踝后足的活动度,跟骨高度丢失则会引起距下关节活动度增加;②跟骨宽度增加会增加距下关节的接触面积,高度丢失会减少距下关节的接触面积,并使关节应力中心向关节面前下方移动;③跟骨三维形态学参数的改变会导致踝后足生物力学异常,因此跟骨骨折修复治疗中应当细致恢复跟骨的整体形态。%BACKGROUND:Both the overal appearance of the calcaneus and anatomical reduction of posterior subtalar joint are important prognostic factors of calcaneal intra-articular fracture repair. However, there is a lack of biomechanical data supporting the clinical importance of calcaneus height, length and heel width for the ankle-hind foot function. OBJECTIVE:To determine the correlation of the three-dimensional morphological parameters with the ankle-hind foot biomechanics as determined by the entity experiment and numerical analysis. METHODS:Models of abnormal calcaneus height, length and width were constructed in the human cadaveric feet and underwent a biomechanical load. The kinematics of the ankle-hind foot were compared between normal and

  13. Using closed reduction and minimally invastive locking plate fixation to treat distal radius fractures%闭合复位微创锁定钢板内固定治疗桡骨远端骨折

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    明立功; 明朝戈; 王自方; 王新德; 孟维娜; 王慧

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨采用闭合复位微创接骨板固定术(minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis, MIPO )置入锁定加压接骨板(locking compression plate, LCP)内固定治疗桡骨远端骨折的手术技巧及疗效。方法自2010年以来,在桡骨远端解剖学基础上,采用远端腕关节横弧形切口、近端纵行小切口MIPO技术置入LCP内固定治疗桡骨远端骨折12例。结果12例患者术后获12~25个月(平均15个月)随访。骨折愈合时间6~12周,平均8周。采用AO组织建议的Garland and Werley评分方法,对本组的疗效进行评估。优10例,良1例,可1例,优良率91.7%。12例平均手术时间为(55±15) min,术中平均失血量为(35±10) mL,术后平均住院时间为(7±2) d。无一例发生医源性正中神经损伤,所有患者伤口均Ⅰ期愈合。结论采用小切口MIPO技术置入LCP内固定治疗桡骨远端骨折,具有骨折愈合快、并发症少、功能恢复快的优点,临床效果良好。%Objective To describe the surgical skill and the effect of using closed reduction MIPO technology into LCP internal fixation for the treatment of distal radius fractures. Methods Since from 2010, based on the anatomy of distal radius, 12 cases with distal radius fractures were treated by using MIPO technology into LCP internal fixation, by which applying horizontal arc incision of distal wrist joint and longitudinal small incision of proximal of wrist joint. Results 12 cases were followed-up from 12 to 24 months (average 15 months), bone union time from 6 to 12 weeks (average 8 weeks). The scoring methods used Garland and Werley, the results showed excellent in 10 cases, good in 1 case, fair in 1 case, with an excellent and good rate of 91.7%. The mean operative time was (55 ±15) min in 12 cases, mean intraoperative blood lose was (35 ±10) mL, the average hospitallization time was (7 ±2) d. None of the iatrogenic injury of the median nerve, all

  14. Diagnosis and Treatment of Delayed Hemothorax after Closed Rib Fractures%闭合性肋骨骨折迟发性血胸的诊断与治疗

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    向敏峰; 袁天柱; 陈卫民; 廖文勇; 蒋清柏; 吴先球

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention measures of delayed hemothorax after closed rib fractures. Methods The clinical data of 142 patients with delayed hemothorax from January 2001 to December 2011 was retrospectively analyzed. Results All 142 patients were with no hemothorax when admission by chest X-ray or CT examination, but with signs of pleural effusion on 2 -29 days after the admission. 12 patients underwent the thoracocentesis,130 patients received closed, chest drainage. The volume of bloody pleural effusion was more than 500 ml in all cases. The cases underwent the thoracot-omy. 139 cases were cured and 3 cases were died. Conclusion Closed rib fractures can easily lead to a delayed hemothorax. The regularly check with chest X-ray or CT should early diagnosed the delayed hemothorax. Thoracic drainage with big diameter tube can quickly drain off the pleural effusion;recover the recruitment maneuver,so as to stop bleeding. For the patients with bloody pleural effusion or without recruitment maneuver,the thoracotomy should be performed timely. To raise the awareness of this disease, closely observation of the condition of patients, regularly chest X-ray or CT examination can improve the diagnosis of this disease.%目的 探讨闭合性肋骨骨折迟发性血胸的发生原因、诊治方法及防范措施.方法 回顾性分析2000年1月-2011年12月收治的142例闭合性肋骨骨折迟发性血胸患者的临床资料.结果 142例患者入院时胸片或胸部CT检查无血胸,入院后2~29d复查均发现有胸腔积液征象,12例行胸腔穿刺,130例行胸腔闭式引流术,均穿刺或引流出血性胸水>500 ml,剖胸手术10例.治愈139例,死亡3例.结论 闭合性肋骨骨折易并发迟发性血胸,伤后应定期行胸片或CT检查,确诊后早期进行胸腔闭式引流是治疗迟发性血胸最简单有效的措施,选择大口径引流管能快速通畅地排尽胸腔内积血,使肺脏迅速复张,

  15. DETERMINING OSTEOPOROSIS RISK IN OLDER COLONO ADULTS FROM RURAL AMAZONIAN ECUADOR USING CALCANEAL ULTRASONOMETRY

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    MADIMENOS, FELICIA C.; LIEBERT, MELISSA A.; CEPON-ROBINS, TARA J.; SNODGRASS, J. JOSH; SUGIYAMA, LAWRENCE S.

    2014-01-01

    Objective Low bone density and osteoporosis prevalence, while well-documented in wealthy nations, are poorly studied in rural, non-clinical contexts in economically-developing regions such as Latin America. This study contributes preliminary osteoporosis risk data for a rural Colono (mestizo) population from Amazonian Ecuador. Methods Anthropometrics were collected for 119 adult participants (74 females, 45 males [50–90 years old]). Heel bone density and T-scores were recorded using calcaneal ultrasonometry Results Approximately 33.6% of the participants had low bone density and were at high-risk for osteoporosis. Four times as many females as males were considered high-risk. Consistent with epidemiological literature, advancing age was significantly associated with lower bone density values (p=0.001). Conclusions Low bone density and osteoporosis prevalence are expected to increase in this and other economically-transitioning populations, yet infrastructure to monitor this changing epidemiological landscape is almost non-existent. Human biologists are uniquely positioned to contribute data from remote populations, a critical step towards initiating increased resource allocation for diagnosis and prevention. PMID:25242164

  16. Previous physical exercise slows down the complications from experimental diabetes in the calcaneal tendon

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    Bezerra, Márcio Almeida; da Silva Nery, Cybelle; de Castro Silveira, Patrícia Verçoza; de Mesquita, Gabriel Nunes; de Gomes Figueiredo, Thainá; Teixeira, Magno Felipe Holanda Barboza Inácio; de Moraes, Silvia Regina Arruda

    2016-01-01

    Summary Background the complications caused by diabetes increase fragility in the muscle-tendon system, resulting in degeneration and easier rupture. To avoid this issue, therapies that increase the metabolism of glucose by the body, with physical activity, have been used after the confirmation of diabetes. We evaluate the biomechanical behavior of the calcaneal tendon and the metabolic parameters in rats induced to experimental diabetes and submitted to pre- and post-induction exercise. Methods 54-male-Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control Group (CG), Swimming Group (SG), Diabetic Group (DG), and Diabetic Swimming Group (DSG). The trained groups were submitted to swimming exercise, while unexercised groups remained restricted to the cages. Metabolic and biomechanical parameters were assessed. Results the clinical parameters of DSG showed no change due to exercise protocol. The tendon analysis of the DSG showed increased values for the elastic modulus (p<0.01) and maximum tension (p<0.001) and lowest value for transverse area (p<0.001) when compared to the SG, however it showed no difference when compared to DG. Conclusion the homogeneous values presented by the tendons of the DG and DSG show that physical exercise applied in the pre- and post-induction wasn’t enough to promote a protective effect against the tendinopathy process, but prevent the progress of degeneration. PMID:27331036

  17. TALONAVICULAR JOINT ARTHRODESIS AND MEDIAL DISPLACEMENT CALCANEAL OSTEOTOMY FOR TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH PLANOVALGUS DEFORMITY

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    G. O. Dubovik

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to assess the results of talonavicular joint arthrodesis and medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy for surgical correction of pes planovalgus. Fourteenth patients with a pes planovalgus deformity were underwent surgery from February 2008 to December 2011. The mean age was 45,5. In 90% of cases, operations were performed on one foot, and 10% of cases at two feet. All patients were assessed before the operation with the scale of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS. According to the AOFAS scale, the average improvement was 41 before the operation had reached values of 84.2 after the operation. Radiography showed an average decrease in the angle of the longitudinal arch from 12 and an average decrease in the angle of deviation between the vehicle collision and the calcaneus to 38°, increasing the height of a set of 5 mm. This combination of procedures allows greater correction and stability than either procedure performed alone, and provides a viable alternative to triple arthrodesis.

  18. [Gait analysis after intra-articular calcaneus fractures].

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    Siegmeth, A; Petje, G; Mittlmeier, T; Vécsei, V

    1996-01-01

    We retrospectively compared 20 patients with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures by clinical assessment and dynamic pedography. Eleven were treated operatively, 9 conservatively. The purpose was to identify differences in post-traumatic gait performance and to correlate the pedographic data to a clinical score to show its reliability. Twenty individuals without a history of foot injuries were used as a control group. Both groups had restricted motion in the subtalar joint, increased hindfoot and midfoot loading and decreased forefoot loading. Furthermore, they showed prolonged contact phases and an impaired ability to speed up gait during the toe-off phase. Load transfer from the hindfoot to the forefoot showed typical distribution patterns. The operatively treated group showed better functional results with fewer subjective complaints.

  19. Hip fracture - discharge

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  20. [Acetabular fractures].

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    Gänsslen, A; Oestern, H J

    2011-12-01

    Treatment of acetabular fractures requires extensive knowledge of the bony anatomy, the amount of possible exposure of the bone with the selected approaches and fracture type-dependent indications of operative treatment. Classification of the fracture with detailed analysis of the fracture morphology is the basis for decision making and planning. The primary treatment aim is the anatomic reconstruction of the acetabulum which results in optimal long-term results.The basis of this overview is the presentation of standard treatment concepts in acetabular fracture surgery. Beside characteristics of the acetabular bony anatomy, biomechanical and pathomechanical principles and the relevant radiological anatomy, the treatment options, both conservative and operative and basic principles of the indications for standard surgical approaches will be discussed.The special fracture type is discussed in detail regarding incidence, injury mechanism, concomitant injuries, options for conservative and operative treatment, quality of operative reduction and long-term results.Furthermore, epidemiological data on typical postoperative complications are evaluated.

  1. Pilon骨折一期闭合复位外固定支架固定术后骨折复位良好患者后续治疗方法的选择%Consequent treatment after one-stage close reduction with external fixation in Pilon fracture patients with good fracture reduction

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    付文芹; 刘佐庆; 潘福根; 高如峰

    2016-01-01

    目的 探讨Pilon骨折一期闭合复位外固定支架固定术后骨折复位良好患者后续治疗方法的选择.方法 选择复旦大学附属中山医院青浦分院2006年1月至2012年6月行一期闭合复位外固定支架固定术后骨折复位良好的Pilon骨折患者36例,根据后续治疗方案将患者完全随机分为未更换内固定组和更换内固定组,各18例.未更换内固定组未行二期更换内固定手术治疗,更换内固定组在术后2周左右行拆除外固定支架更换内固定手术.术后随访,观察2组患者并发症发生情况并于末次随访时评价患者踝关节功能.结果 术后随访13 ~35个月,未更换内固定组发生钉道感染1例,无皮肤坏死、神经血管损伤并发症;更换内固定组出现皮肤部分坏死3例.未更换内固定组末次随访时踝关节功能评分与更换内固定组比较[(91.6±2.3)分比(92.3±2.7)分],差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 对于闭合复位外固定支架固定治疗的Pilon骨折患者,如果骨折复位满意,可以选择不更换内固定,将外固定支架固定作为确定性治疗.%Objective To investigate the choice of consequent treatment after one-stage close reduction with external fixation in Pilon fracture patients with good fracture reduction.Methods Totally 36 patients with Pilon fracture who obtained good postoperative fracture reduction after one-stage close reduction with external fixation from January.2006 to June 2012 were enrolled and divided into non-internal fixation group and internal fixation group according to the follow-up treatment (18 cases in each group).In non-internal fixation group,two-stage internal fixation was not performed;in internal fixation group,the external fixation was remove and two-stage internal fixation was performed 2 weeks after external fixation.The complications were observed and the ankle joint function at the last follow-up was assessed.Results The patients were followed up for 13

  2. Plantar calcaneal enthesophytes: new observations regarding sites of origin based on radiographic, MR imaging, anatomic, and paleopathologic analysis

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    Abreu, M.R.; Chung, C.B.; Mendes, L.; Mohana-Borges, A.; Trudell, D.; Resnick, D. [Department of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Section, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161 (United States)

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    To determine the relationship between sites of calcaneal plantar enthesophytes and surrounding fascial and soft tissue structures using routine radiography, MR imaging, and data derived from cadaveric and paleopathologic specimens.Design and patients. Two observers analyzed the MR imaging studies of 40 ankles in 38 patients (35 males, 3 females; mean age 48.3 years) with plantar calcaneal enthesophytes that were selected from all the ankle MR examinations performed during the past year. Data derived from these MR examinations were the following: the size of the enthesophyte; its location in relation to the plantar fascia (PF) and flexor muscles; and the thickness and signal of the PF. The corresponding radiographs of the ankles were evaluated at a different time by the same observers for the presence or absence of plantar enthesophytes and, when present, their measurements. A third observer reviewed all the discordant observations of MR imaging and radiographic examinations. Two observers analyzed 22 calcaneal specimens with plantar enthesophytes at an anthropology museum to determine the orientation of each plantar enthesophyte. MR imaging of a cadaveric foot with a plantar enthesophyte with subsequent sagittal sectioning was performed to provide further anatomic understanding.Results. With regard to MR imaging, the mean size of the plantar enthesophytes was 4.41 mm (SD 2.4). Twenty (50%) enthesophytes were located above the PF, 16 (40%) between the fascia and abductor digiti minimi, flexor digitorum brevis and abductor hallucis muscles, and only one (3%) was located within the PF. In three (8%) cases the location was not determined. The size of enthesophytes seen with MR imaging and radiographs was highly correlated (P<0.01). The interobserver agreement for all measurements was good (Pearson >0.8, kappa >0.9). Eleven of the 22 bone specimens had plantar enthesophytes oriented in the direction of the abductor digiti minimi and 11 oriented in the direction of the

  3. Calcaneal fillet flap: a new osteocutaneous free tissue transfer for emergency salvage of traumatic below-knee amputation stumps.

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    Januszkiewicz, J S; Mehrotra, O N; Brown, G E

    1996-09-01

    Traumatic below-knee amputations do not always leave enough soft tissue of bone with which to fashion a stump of sufficient length and durability to support a prosthesis. Composite free flaps can often be harvested from the amputated limb to provide immediate one-stage stump salvage and to preserve knee function. We report a new technique to increase stump length by incorporating the calcaneus into a foot fillet flap as a vascularized bone transfer. The calcaneal fillet flap is a useful addition to the inventory of available composite flaps. It is recommended for knee joint salvage when there is less than 11 cm of tibial remnant length.

  4. Sports fractures.

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    DeCoster, T. A.; Stevens, M. A.; Albright, J. P.

    1994-01-01

    Fractures occur in athletes and dramatically influence performance during competitive and recreational activities. Fractures occur in athletes as the result of repetitive stress, acute sports-related trauma and trauma outside of athletics. The literature provides general guidelines for treatment as well as a variety of statistics on the epidemiology of fractures by sport and level of participation. Athletes are healthy and motivated patients, and have high expectations regarding their level o...

  5. Research on alleviating postoperative pains of four limbs closed fracture with auricular point sticking%耳穴贴压对减轻四肢闭合性骨折患者术后伤口疼痛的研究

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    刘红梅

    2013-01-01

      目的:探讨耳穴贴压对减轻四肢闭合性骨折患者术后伤口疼痛的效果.方法:首先进行选穴:根据患者四肢骨折的手术部位和术后诊断进行选取耳穴并进行贴压.取肾、肾上腺、神门、皮质下为主穴,如上肢骨折取肩、肘、腕穴为辅穴,下肢骨折取膝、踝、趾穴为辅穴;尔后进行耳穴贴压:在患者术后返回病房0.5h内,使用75%酒精棉球消毒耳廓待干,采用压痛法用探针以轻、慢而均匀的压力寻找压痛敏感点,确认贴压治疗的耳穴刺激点.用莱菔子耳穴贴在相应穴位上贴敷,并予适当按压,使耳廓有发热、胀痛感(即得气).每个穴位以60~80次/min的频率进行按压,约5 min/次左右,以患者感觉到酸、麻、胀为度,3h/次,夜间入眠后则适当延长按压间隔时间,双耳交替.对照组患者实施常规心理护理干预.遵医嘱肌注或口服曲马多镇痛.采用SPSS13.0软件进行统计学分析.结果:研究组患者术后4h、8h、12h和24h的疼痛程度较对照组减轻,使用曲马多止痛的病例减少,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:四肢闭合性骨折术后的患者,采用耳穴贴压护理干预可有效地减轻术后疼痛,降低止痛药的使用.%Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of applying auricular point sticking on traumatic patients with closed fracture duringpostoperative pain management. Methods:In the study group, we chose the points of auricular point sticking according to patients’ operative sites and postoperative diagnosis. The main points were Shen,Shenshangxian, Shenmen and Pizhixia. And the assistant points were Jian, Zhou and Wan among patients with upper limb fracture, as well Qi,Huai and Zhi among patients with lower limb fracture. Then, the treatment of auricular point sticking was used on them as follows. When patients got operations and were sent back to wards in half an hour, their ears would be sterilized with 75%concentrations

  6. A retrospective study of homoeopathic treatment in patients with heel pain with or without Calcaneal Spur

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    Suraia Parveen

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Heel pain is a common clinical condition which significantly affects the quality of life. It is frequently associated with calcaneal spur (CS. Despite its high prevalence, the optimal treatment remains unclear. The aim and objective of this study is to evaluate the extent of CS in heel pain; correlation of CS with some sociodemographic and health-related factors; and outcome of homoeopathic treatment over a period of 6 months. Methodology: It was a retrospective study done at Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Kolkata. Samples were selected from the patients referred for ankle X-ray from August 2014 to July 2015 for nontraumatic heel pain. Their files were traced from outpatient department, and treatment records were reviewed over the next 6 months. Results: Totally 92 patients, 70 women and 22 men, had undergone lateral X-ray of ankle for nontraumatic heel pain, of which 76 (82.6% patients had CS. Extent of CS was found to be higher in case of females, older age, overweight, and profession of housemaid or manual labor. Homoeopathic treatment showed positive response in nearly 75% of the CS patients. The most useful medicines were Calcarea flouricum, Rhus toxicodendron, Ledum palustre, and Aranea diadema. Conclusion: CS was found in nearly 80% of patients presenting with heel pain, which showed association with female sex, overweight, increasing age, and profession requiring heel stress. Homoeopathic treatment was effective in 3/4th of CS patients, and Rhus toxicodendron and Calcarea flouricum are the two most commonly used medicines.

  7. Heel raises versus prefabricated orthoses in the treatment of posterior heel pain associated with calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's Disease: a randomised control trial

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Posterior Heel pain can present in children of 8 to 14 years, associated with or clinically diagnosed as Sever's disease, or calcaneal apophysitis. Presently, there are no comparative randomised studies evaluating treatment options for posterior heel pain in children with the clinical diagnosis of calcaneal apophysitis or Sever's disease. This study seeks to compare the clinical efficacy of some currently employed treatment options for the relief of disability and pain associated with posterior heel pain in children. Method Design: Factorial 2 × 2 randomised controlled trial with monthly follow-up for 3 months. Participants: Children with clinically diagnosed posterior heel pain possibly associated with calcaneal apophysitis/Sever's disease (n = 124. Interventions: Treatment factor 1 will be two types of shoe orthoses: a heel raise or prefabricated orthoses. Both of these interventions are widely available, mutually exclusive treatment approaches that are relatively low in cost. Treatment factor 2 will be a footwear prescription/replacement intervention involving a shoe with a firm heel counter, dual density EVA midsole and rear foot control. The alternate condition in this factor is no footwear prescription/replacement, with the participant wearing their current footwear. Outcomes: Oxford Foot and Ankle Questionnaire and the Faces pain scale. Discussion This will be a randomised trial to compare the efficacy of various treatment options for posterior heel pain in children that may be associated with calcaneal apophysitis also known as Sever's disease. Trial Registration Trial Number: ACTRN12609000696291 Ethics Approval Southern Health: HREC Ref: 09271B

  8. Fracture Mechanics

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    Zehnder, Alan T

    2012-01-01

    Fracture mechanics is a vast and growing field. This book develops the basic elements needed for both fracture research and engineering practice. The emphasis is on continuum mechanics models for energy flows and crack-tip stress- and deformation fields in elastic and elastic-plastic materials. In addition to a brief discussion of computational fracture methods, the text includes practical sections on fracture criteria, fracture toughness testing, and methods for measuring stress intensity factors and energy release rates. Class-tested at Cornell, this book is designed for students, researchers and practitioners interested in understanding and contributing to a diverse and vital field of knowledge. Alan Zehnder joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1988. Since then he has served in a number of leadership roles including Chair of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  He teaches applied mechanics and his research t...

  9. Medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy with posterior tibial tendon reconstruction for the flexible flatfoot with symptomatic accessory navicular.

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    Cao, Hong-Hui; Tang, Kang-Lai; Lu, Wei-Zhong; Xu, Jian-Zhong

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    We investigated the clinical outcomes after medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy with reconstruction of the posterior tibial tendon insertion on the navicular, in patients with flexible flatfoot with accessory navicular symptoms. From December 2008 to July 2011, 16 patients (21 feet) with a flexible flatfoot, symptomatic accessory navicular, and obvious heel valgus underwent medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy and reconstruction with posterior tibial tendon insertion on the navicular bone. The patients were evaluated preoperatively, 6 weeks and 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively, and every 6 months thereafter. The clinical examination was undertaken using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle and midfoot scores. The radiologic assessments included the arch height, calcaneus inclination angle, talocalcaneal angle, and talar first metatarsal angle on the lateral weightbearing radiograph. The talocalcaneal angle and talar first metatarsal angle was assessed on the anteroposterior view of the weightbearing foot. Heel valgus alignment was assessed on the axial hindfoot radiographs. The mean follow-up duration was 28.5 months (range 18 to 48). All patients were satisfied with the clinical results and were pain free 6 months postoperatively. No cases of wound infection or nerve injury developed. The mean American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society score improved from 53.3 ± 6.5 to 90.8 ± 1.4 at the last follow-up visit (p flatfoot with symptomatic accessory navicular, associated with excellent clinical outcomes and correction of the deformity.

  10. Emergency department external fixation for provisional treatment of pilon and unstable ankle fractures

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    Craig R Lareau

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Unstable ankle fractures and impacted tibial pilon fractures often benefit from provisional external fixation as a temporizing measure prior to definitive fixation. Benefits of external fixation include improved articular alignment, decreased articular impaction, and soft tissue rest. Uniplanar external fixator placement in the Emergency Department (ED ex-fix is a reliable and safe technique for achieving ankle reduction and stability while awaiting definitive fixation. This procedure involves placing transverse proximal tibial and calcaneal traction pins and connecting the pins with two external fixator rods. This technique is particularly useful in austere environments or when the operating room is not immediately available. Additionally, this bedside intervention prevents the patient from requiring general anesthesia and may be a cost-effective strategy for decreasing valuable operating time. The ED ex-fix is an especially valuable procedure in busy trauma centers and during mass casualty events, in which resources may be limited.

  11. Foundation and static analysis of calcaneal three-dimensional finite element model%跟骨三维有限元模型的建立与静态分析

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    黄海晶; 王捷; 马建雄; 张清功; 王志彬; 金鸿宾

    2010-01-01

    目的 建立一个基于健康人体的跟骨三维有限元模型,静态分析双足站立相时跟骨内部的生物力学特性,探讨跟骨骨折疼痛的内外侧应力不均衡因素.方法 选取1名健康男性志愿者,年龄28岁,体重64kg.采用16排螺旋CT对足部沿横断面连续扫描,将符合DICOM 3.0标准的CT断层图像导入MIMICS10.1中,设定阈值为226~3071 Houfield unit,确定方位后经手动编辑、区域增长、形态学操作及空洞处理等,生成足部的三维模型,从整个足部模型中提取跟骨模型.对跟骨进行面网格的优化处理后,导入ANSYS10.0中得到体网格模型.根据CT断层图像的灰度值完成模型材质的添加,生成最终的三维有限元模型.模拟研究对象双足静止站立的状态,距下关节面在整个分析过程中被全约束,自足跟及跟腱附着点处对模型分别施加垂直向上的320 N和160 N载荷,观察跟骨的Vonmises应力分布.结果 MIMICS软件能够迅速建立更为精确的有限元模型,当垂直载荷作用于跟骨后,跟骨内、外侧存在一定的应力不均衡因素.跟骨的外侧结构是明显的薄弱区域,随着跟骨外侧壁的应力增加,导致继发外侧畸形,压迫腓骨长短肌及跟骰关节产生疼痛.结论 创建的跟骨三维有限元模型,经验证是一个较为精确的正常跟骨三维模型,可用于理解跟骨内部的应力分布变化.%Objective To establish a more rapid and precise calcaneal three-dimensional (3D) finite element model based on the healthy human foot, to analyze the internal biomechanical properties of calcaneus, and to explore the relationship between caleaneal fracture pain with the stress imbalance factors in medial and lateral side of calcaneus. Methods One healthy male volunteer (28 years old, 64 kg) was selected. Input DICOM 3.0 standard CT sectional images into MIMICS10.1 software, set the threshold of 226-3071 Houfield unit, generate foot 3D model, extract caleaneus

  12. Injection through fractures

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    Johns, R.A.

    1987-05-01

    Tracer tests are conducted in geothermal reservoirs as an aid in forecasting thermal breakthrough of reinjection water. To interpret tracer tests, mathematical models have been developed based on the various transport mechanisms in these highly fractured reservoirs. These tracer flow models have been applied to interpret field tests. The resulting matches between the model and field data were excellent and the model parameters were used to estimate reservoir properties. However, model fitting is an indirect process and the model's ability to estimate reservoir properties cannot be judged solely on the quality of the match between field data and model predictions. The model's accuracy in determining reservoir characteristics must be independently verified in a closely controlled environment. In this study, the closely controlled laboratory environment was chosen to test the validity and accuracy of tracer flow models developed specifically for flow in fractured rocks. The laboratory tracer tests were performed by flowing potassium iodide (KI) through artificially fractured core samples. The tracer test results were then analyzed with several models to determine which best fit the measured data. A Matrix Diffusion model was found to provide the best match of the tracer experiments. The core properties, as estimated by the Matrix Diffusion model parameters generated from the indirect matching process, were then determined. These calculated core parameters were compared to the measured core properties and were found to be in agreement. This verifies the use of the Matrix Diffusion flow model in estimating fracture widths from tracer tests.

  13. Operative strategy of acetabular fractures

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    WANG Yan; TANG Pei-fu; HUANG Peng

    2006-01-01

    Anatomic structure of acetabular fractures are complex and operative exposure and fixation are extremely difficult.For those obviously displaced acetabular fractures, close reduction is doomed to cause deformative healing. Open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) not only results in anatomic reduction, but also brings complications. No matter which method will be adopted, traumatic arthritis or avascular necrosis of femoral head might occur. In order to treat acetabular fractures more effectively, orthopedic surgeons should be required to fully master the acetabular anatomy, biomechanics, classification and the necessary knowledge for complication prevention.

  14. Fracture mechanics

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    The second edition of this textbook includes a refined presentation of concepts in each chapter, additional examples; new problems and sections, such as conformal mapping and mechanical behavior of wood; while retaining all the features of the original book. The material included in this book is based upon the development of analytical and numerical procedures pertinent to particular fields of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) and plastic fracture mechanics (PFM), including mixed-mode-loading interaction. The mathematical approach undertaken herein is coupled with a brief review of several fracture theories available in cited references, along with many color images and figures. Dynamic fracture mechanics is included through the field of fatigue and Charpy impact testing. Explains computational and engineering approaches for solving crack-related problems using straightforward mathematics that facilitate comprehension of the physical meaning of crack growth processes; Expands computational understandin...

  15. Hip Fracture

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    ... Medicine. 2014;161:189. Lewiecki EM. Prevention of osteoporosis. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Dec. 31, 2014. Hip fractures among older adults. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www. ...

  16. Fracture mechanics

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    Shannon, John L., Jr.

    1986-01-01

    The application of fracture mechanics to the design of ceramic structures will require the precise measurement of crack growth and fracture resistance of these materials over their entire range of anticipated service temperatures and standardized test methods for making such measurements. The development of a standard test for measuring the plane strain fracture toughness is sought. Stress intensity factor coefficients were determined for three varieties of chevron-notch specimens, and fracture toughness measurements were made on silicon nitrides, silicon carbides, and aluminum oxides to assess the performance of each specimen variety. It was determined that silicon nitride and silicon carbides have flat crack growth resistance curves, but aluminum oxide does not. Additionally, batch-to-batch differences were noticed for the aluminum oxide. Experiments are continuing to explain the rising crack growth resistance and batch-to-batch variations for the aluminum oxide.

  17. US Geological Survey Committee for the Advancement of Science in the Yucca Mountain Project symposium on {open_quotes}Fractures, Hydrology, and Yucca Mountain{close_quotes}: Abstracts and summary

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    Gomberg, J. [ed.

    1991-12-31

    The principal objective of this symposium is to review the available information on fractured/faulted terrains in terms of a coherent hydrogeologic model of ground-water fluid flow and transport, particularly as it pertains to the Yucca Mountain region. This review addresses the influence and significance of fractures on ground-water flow and the transport of conservative-species solutes within the context of the hydrogeologic setting of the Yucca Mountain area. The relations between fluid flow and fractured or faulted host rock are examined integrally from information on geologic, seismologic, hydrologic, and geomechanical properties of the system. The development of new hydrogeologic approaches that incorporate information from this integrated database are contrasted with more standard approaches toward understanding flow in fractured reservoirs. Ground-water flow in both the unsaturated zone and the saturated zone are considered. The application of various models of flow is addressed, examples include porous-media equivalent and discontinuum fracture-network models. Data and interpretations from the Yucca Mountain area are presented to establish a context for information exchange. The symposium includes discussions relevant to technical considerations for characterizing the Yucca Mountain area hydrogeology. On the basis of these discussions, CASY has compiled this document in order to formally summarize the proceedings and communicate recommendations for future directions of research and investigation.

  18. Redução fechada e fixação esquelética externa tipo II para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em pombos domésticos (Columba livia Closed reduction and type-II external skeletal fixation for treatment of tibiotarsus fractures in domestic pigeons (Columba livia

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    Marcelo Meller Alievi

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available A redução fechada e o fixador esquelético externo tipo II foram avaliados para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em pombos domésticos (Columba livia. Foram utilizadas doze aves adultas. Os pombos foram anestesiados com a associação de xilazina e cetamina e, em seguida, foi realizada fratura do tibiotarso direito através de pressão digital sobre a diáfise do membro. Quatro pinos de Kirschner, dois proximais e dois distais ao foco da fratura, foram inseridos através de ambas as corticais ósseas e, após redução fechada da fratura, conectados externamente por duas barras de acrílico autopolimerizável, uma na face lateral e outra na face medial do membro. Em cinco aves, foi observado radiograficamente desvio ósseo angular, porém, a função do membro não foi afetada. O tempo médio e o desvio padrão para a cicatrização óssea foram 24,8 ± 4,89 dias. Os resultados demonstram que a redução fechada e o fixador esquelético externo tipo II são efetivos para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em pombos domésticos (Columba livia.The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of closed reduction and type-II external skeletal fixation for treatment of tibiotarsus fractures in domestic pigeons (Columba livia. Twelve adult domestic pigeons were used. Anesthesia was induced with xylazine and ketamine hydrochloride; the right tibiotarsus was manually fractured by digital pressure applied at the mid-diaphysis. Four Kirschner wires were placed through both cortices of the bone, two proximal and two distal to the fracture site, and, after closed reduction of the fracture, they were stabilized by two acrilic bars, one in the lateral and another in the medial surface of the tibiotarsus. Abnormalities in bone angulation were observed radiographically in five birds; however, the function of the limb was not noticeably impaired. The mean time ± standard deviation for fracture healing was 24.8 ± 4.89 days. The results of this

  19. Redução fechada e fixação esquelética externa tipo I para tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em pombos domésticos (Columba livia Closed reduction and type-I external skeletal fixation for treatment of tibiotarsus fractures in domestic pigeons (Columba livia

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    M.M. Alievi

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudaram-se a redução fechada e a fixação esquelética externa tipo I para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em 10 pombos domésticos (Columba livia adultos. As aves foram anestesiadas com a associação de xilazina e cetamina e em seguida foi realizada fratura do tibiotarso direito por pressão digital sobre a diáfise do membro. Quatro pinos de Kirschner, dois proximais e dois distais à linha da fratura, foram inseridos percutaneamente através de ambas as corticais ósseas e, após redução fechada da fratura, conectados externamente por uma barra de acrílico autopolimerizável na face lateral do membro. Em três aves foi observado radiograficamente desvio ósseo angular, porém, a função do membro não foi afetada. O tempo médio e o desvio-padrão para a cicatrização óssea foram 23,4± 3,0 dias. Os resultados demonstram que a redução fechada e a aplicação de fixador esquelético externo tipo I é um método efetivo para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em pombos domésticos (Columba livia.Ten adult domestic pigeons (Columbalivia were used in order to study closed reduction and type-I external skeletal fixation for tibiotarsus fractures. Anesthesia was induced with xylazine and ketamine hydrochloride and the right tibiotarsus was manually fractured by digital pressure applied at the mid-diaphysis. Kirschner wires were driven percutaneously through the bone, two proximal and two distal to the fracture site, and stabilized by an acrylic bar in the lateral surface of the tibiotarsus after closed reduction of the fracture. Abnormalities in bone angulation were observed radiographically in three birds, however, the function of the limb was not noticeably impaired. The mean ± standard deviation for fracture healing was 23.4± 3.0 days. The results showed that closed reduction and application of a type-I external skeletal fixation is an effective method of treating tibiotarsus fracture in domestic.

  20. Anisotropic characteristics of electrical responses of fractured reservoir with multiple sets of fractures

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    Shen Jinsong; Su Benyu; Guo Naichuan

    2009-01-01

    In fractured reservoirs, the fractures not only provide the storage space for hydrocarbons, but also form the main flow channels which connect the pores of the matrix, so fractures dominate the productivity of reservoirs.However, because of the heterogeneity and randomness of the distribution of fractures, exploration and evaluation of fractured reservoirs is still one of the most difficult problems in the oil industry.In recent years, seismic anisotropy has been applied to the assessment of fractured formations, whereas electrical anisotropy which is more intense in fractured formations than seismic anisotropy has not been studied or used so extensively.In this study, fractured reservoir models which considered multiple sets of fractures with smooth and partly closed, rough surfaces were established based on the fractures and pore network, and the vertical and horizontal electrical resistivities were derived as a function of the matrix and fracture porosities according to Ohm's law.By using the anisotropic resistivity equations, variations of the electrical anisotropy of three types of fractured models under the conditions of free pressure and confining pressure were analyzed through the variations of the exerted pressure, matrix porosity, fracture aperture and formation water resistivity.The differences of the vertical and horizontal resistivities and the anisotropy between the connected and non-connected fractures were also analyzed.It is known from the simulated results that an increase of the confining pressure causes a decrease of electrical anisotropy because of the elasticity of the closed fractures and the decrease of the fracture aperture.For a fixed fracture porosity, the higher the matrix porosity, the weaker the electrical anisotropy in the rock formation.

  1. Ulnar nerve paralysis after forearm bone fracture.

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    Schwartsmann, Carlos Roberto; Ruschel, Paulo Henrique; Huyer, Rodrigo Guimarães

    2016-01-01

    Paralysis or nerve injury associated with fractures of forearm bones fracture is rare and is more common in exposed fractures with large soft-tissue injuries. Ulnar nerve paralysis is a rare condition associated with closed fractures of the forearm. In most cases, the cause of paralysis is nerve contusion, which evolves with neuropraxia. However, nerve lacerations and entrapment at the fracture site always need to be borne in mind. This becomes more important when neuropraxia appears or worsens after reduction of a closed fracture of the forearm has been completed. The importance of diagnosing this injury and differentiating its features lies in the fact that, depending on the type of lesion, different types of management will be chosen.

  2. Ulnar nerve paralysis after forearm bone fracture

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    Carlos Roberto Schwartsmann

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Paralysis or nerve injury associated with fractures of forearm bones fracture is rare and is more common in exposed fractures with large soft-tissue injuries. Ulnar nerve paralysis is a rare condition associated with closed fractures of the forearm. In most cases, the cause of paralysis is nerve contusion, which evolves with neuropraxia. However, nerve lacerations and entrapment at the fracture site always need to be borne in mind. This becomes more important when neuropraxia appears or worsens after reduction of a closed fracture of the forearm has been completed. The importance of diagnosing this injury and differentiating its features lies in the fact that, depending on the type of lesion, different types of management will be chosen.

  3. Gravity-Driven Hydraulic Fractures

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    Germanovich, L. N.; Garagash, D.; Murdoch, L. C.; Robinowitz, M.

    2014-12-01

    -dominated head to obtain a complete closed-form solution. We then analyze the gravity fracture propagation in conditions of either continuous injection or finite volume release for sets of parameters representative of dense waste injection technique and low viscosity magma diking.

  4. CURBSIDE CONSULTATION IN FRACTURE MANAGEMENT: 49 CLINICAL QUESTIONS

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    Walter W. Virkus

    2008-12-01

    displaced bimalleolar fracture in insulin dependant middle aged woman; Man-agement of calcaneal fractures; Fixation technic for a displaced talar neck fracture in a patient in ER; Indica-tions for surgical treatment of metatarsal fractures; Bone grafting in acute fractures; Management of a nonunion of plated midshaft tibia fracture; Management of a child with a twisted ankle and normal x-rays; Assessment of com-partment syndrome in foot.The Section III is about “GENERAL FRACTURE CARE” including: Management of multiple orthopedic injuries and damage control orthopedics; Bone stimula-tion in nonunion; Indications for locking plates; Fractures requiring anatomic reduction.AUDIENCE: Mainly trauma fellows and practicing or-thopedists are the targeted audience of the book, but not only the basic knowledge for the orthopedic residents but also the expert advices for complicated and controversial cases pointing experienced surgeons widen the spectrum of audience. Also non-physician personnel may benefit the basic knowledge from brief answers given in a casual format.ASSESMENT: “Curbside Consultation in Fracture Man-agement:49 Clinical Questions” offering practical, brief, evidence based answers to frequently asked questions especially those have been often left controversial related with the treatment of fractures of upper and lower extrem-ity, pelvic fractures is a useful resource mainly for resi-dents, fellows and junior orthopedists. Casual format that mimics a “curbside” dialog of colleagues and also the rich illustrations by images and diagrams makes the advanced knowledge in the text easier to understand and learn. Questions are carefully chosen from a wide spectrum of subjects related to fracture management to form a unique reference including high and low energy trauma fractures, pediatric fractures, fractures in elderly, multiple orthope-dic injury, and general fracture care. Assessment of frac-tures and diagnostic approach, postoperative care and

  5. Combination of diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve block followed by pulsed radiofrequency for plantar fascitis pain: A new modality

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    Deepak Thapa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantar fasciitis (PF is the most common cause of chronic heel pain which may be bilateral in 20 to 30% of patients. It is a very painful and disabling condition which can affect the quality of life. The management includes both pharmacological and operative procedures with no single proven effective treatment modality. In the present case series, we managed three patients with PF (one with bilateral PF. Following a diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve (MCN block at its origin, we observed reduction in verbal numerical rating scale (VNRS in all the three patients. Two patients has relapse of PF pain which was managed with MCN block followed with pulsed radio frequency (PRF. All the patients were pain-free at the time of reporting. This case series highlights the possible role of combination of diagnostic MCN block near its origin followed with PRF as a new modality in management of patients with PF.

  6. Combination of diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve block followed by pulsed radiofrequency for plantar fascitis pain: A new modality.

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    Thapa, Deepak; Ahuja, Vanita

    2014-03-01

    Plantar fasciitis (PF) is the most common cause of chronic heel pain which may be bilateral in 20 to 30% of patients. It is a very painful and disabling condition which can affect the quality of life. The management includes both pharmacological and operative procedures with no single proven effective treatment modality. In the present case series, we managed three patients with PF (one with bilateral PF). Following a diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve (MCN) block at its origin, we observed reduction in verbal numerical rating scale (VNRS) in all the three patients. Two patients has relapse of PF pain which was managed with MCN block followed with pulsed radio frequency (PRF). All the patients were pain-free at the time of reporting. This case series highlights the possible role of combination of diagnostic MCN block near its origin followed with PRF as a new modality in management of patients with PF.

  7. Assessment of the bone quality of black male athletes using calcaneal ultrasound: a cross-sectional study

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    Sendeht Ayuba J

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lifestyle, genetics and environmental factors are established determinants of bone density. We aimed to describe the bone characteristics of competitive top-ranked Nigerian male athletes using calcaneal ultrasound and to assess whether intensive training promotes higher bone density in an environment with reportedly low calcium intake; to compare the bone characteristics of footballers with runners and other sportsmen; and to assess the correlation of stiffness index (SI with activity level, since energy expenditure correlates with length of training and by extension, magnitude of skeletal loading. Methods We recruited 102 male athletes: these included football (n = 68, running (n = 15, handball (n = 7, taekwando (n = 6, cycling (n = 2, judo (1, badminton (1 and high jump (1. Anthropometric data were first recorded on a structured form and energy expenditure was indirectly estimated with a validated questionnaire. Bone density was assessed using the Lunar Achilles+ calcaneal ultrasonometer. Results The mean age of athletes was 25 ± 6 years. The means of BMI and energy expenditure were 21.9 ± 2.0 kg/m2 and 35.0 ± 13.7 kcal/kg/day, respectively. Footballers were younger (p Conclusion Repetitive skeletal loading at the heel has the potential to improve bone density in black male athletes. The magnitude of increase may be higher in medium impact sports such as soccer and running compared with low or non-impact sports such as judo or taekwando, and is independent of age and BMI. However, future longitudinal data will be required to support our observations.

  8. Wave Propagation in Isotropic Media with Two Orthogonal Fracture Sets

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    Shao, S.; Pyrak-Nolte, L. J.

    2016-10-01

    Orthogonal intersecting fracture sets form fracture networks that affect the hydraulic and mechanical integrity of a rock mass. Interpretation of elastic waves propagated through orthogonal fracture networks is complicated by guided modes that propagate along and between fractures, by multiple internal reflections, as well as by scattering from fracture intersections. The existence of some or all of these potentially overlapping modes depends on local stress fields that can preferentially close or open either one or both sets of fractures. In this study, an acoustic wave front imaging system was used to examine the effect of bi-axial loading conditions on acoustic wave propagation in isotropic media containing two orthogonal fracture sets. From the experimental data, orthogonal intersecting fracture sets support guided waves that depend on fracture spacing and fracture-specific stiffnesses. In addition, fracture intersections have stronger effects on propagating wave fronts than merely the superposition of the effects of two independent fractures because of energy partitioning among transmitted/reflected waves, scattered waves and guided modes. Interpretation of the properties of fractures or fracture sets from seismic measurements must consider non-uniform fracture stiffnesses within and among fracture sets, as well as considering the striking effects of fracture intersections on wave propagation.

  9. Evaluation the treatment outcomes of intracapsular femoral neck fractures with closed or open reduction and internal fixation by screw in 18-50-year-old patients in Isfahan from Nov 2010 to Nov 2011

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    Mohammad Javdan

    2013-01-01

    Conclusion: This study showed that femoral neck fracture is associated with several complications, especially if open reduction was necessary. So, the surgical method and necessary equipments such as radiolucent bed, C-ARM machine, and implant cannulated screw set should be considered.

  10. Galeazzi fracture.

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    Atesok, Kivanc I; Jupiter, Jesse B; Weiss, Arnold-Peter C

    2011-10-01

    Galeazzi fracture is a fracture of the radial diaphysis with disruption at the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). Typically, the mechanism of injury is forceful axial loading and torsion of the forearm. Diagnosis is established on radiographic evaluation. Underdiagnosis is common because disruption of the ligamentous restraints of the DRUJ may be overlooked. Nonsurgical management with anatomic reduction and immobilization in a long-arm cast has been successful in children. In adults, nonsurgical treatment typically fails because of deforming forces acting on the distal radius and DRUJ. Open reduction and internal fixation is the preferred surgical option. Anatomic reduction and rigid fixation should be followed by intraoperative assessment of the DRUJ. Further intraoperative interventions are based on the reducibility and postreduction stability of the DRUJ. Misdiagnosis or inadequate management of Galeazzi fracture may result in disabling complications, such as DRUJ instability, malunion, limited forearm range of motion, chronic wrist pain, and osteoarthritis.

  11. Fracture Blisters

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    Uebbing, Claire M

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Fracture blisters are a relatively uncommon complication of fractures in locations of the body, such as the ankle, wrist elbow and foot, where skin adheres tightly to bone with little subcutaneous fat cushioning. The blister that results resembles that of a second degree burn.These blisters significantly alter treatment, making it difficult to splint or cast and often overlying ideal surgical incision sites. Review of the literature reveals no consensus on management; however, most authors agree on early treatment prior to blister formation or delay until blister resolution before attempting surgical correction or stabilization. [West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(1;131-133.

  12. Early history of scapular fractures.

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    Bartoníček, Jan; Kozánek, Michal; Jupiter, Jesse B

    2016-01-01

    The first to use the term Scapula was Vesalius (1514-1564) and thus it has remained ever since. Probably the oldest injured scapula, from 250 million years ago, was described by Chinese authors of a skeletal examination of a fossilised remains of a dinosaur Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis. In humans, the oldest known scapular fractures date back to the prehistoric and early historic times. In ancient times, a fracture of acromion was described in the treatises of Hippocrates. Early modern history of the treatment of scapular fractures is closely interlinked with the history of the French surgery. The first to point out the existence of these fractures were Petit, Du Verney and Desault in the 18th century. The first study devoted solely to scapular fractures was published by Traugott Karl August Vogt in 1799. Thomas Callaway published in 1849 an extensive dissertation on injuries to the shoulder girdle, in which he discussed a number of cases known at that time. The first radiograph of a scapular fracture was published by Petty in 1907. Mayo Robson (1884), Lambotte (1913) and Lane (1914) were pioneers in the surgical treatment of these fractures, followed in 1923 by the French surgeons Lenormat, Dujarrier and Basset. The first internal fixation of the glenoid fossa, including a radiograph, was published by Fischer in 1939.

  13. The treatment of subtrochanteric fractures

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    Vučetić Čedomir S.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Subtrochanteric fractures of the femur have a special place because of a significant number of complications following treatment. Powerful loading forces asymmetrically acting to this bone segment, as well as poor vascularization interfere with bone union. There are basically two current approaches in the fixation of subtrochanteric fractures; the first involves a plate with a compression screw and another one is intramedullary (IM nail, with two options: centromedullary (standard interlocking femoral nail and cephalomedullary femoral nail with two modifications, reconstructive and trochanteric. All IM nails may be used by open technique or closed minimal invasive method. IM nailing is favoured in view of a shorter operative time, shorter hospitalisation and complications. Indirect fracture reduction and knowledge of biology of bone fracture may result in full success without any bone graft.

  14. Calcaneal reconstructive plate plus bone graft in treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures%跟骨重建钢板加植骨治疗跟骨关节内骨折

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    袁瑞斌

    2010-01-01

    @@ 跟骨骨折是足部的常见损伤,伤者以青壮年居多.跟骨骨折占所有骨折的1%~2%, 严重损伤易遗留伤残.2005年至2008年我科采用跟骨重建钢板加植骨治疗跟骨关节内骨折16例,疗效满意.现报告如下.

  15. 跟骨关节内骨折钢板内固定与克氏针内固定的比较%TREATMENT OF INTRA-ARTICULAR CALCANEAL FRACTURES USING KIRSCHNER'S WIRE OR CALCANEAL PLATE

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    李学金; 李群; 张知博; 温晓燕; 严宏践

    2008-01-01

    目的 比较采用克氏针内固定和钢板内固定治疗跟骨关节内骨折的效果.方法 回顾性分析2003年3月-2006年3月收治的71例86足跟骨关节内骨折手术治疗的患者资料,均为闭合性骨折.其中39例48足使用克氏针内固定,男34例,女5例;年龄15~64岁,平均36岁;病程4 h~10 d.双侧骨折9例,单侧骨折30例;根据Sanders分型,Ⅱ型40足,Ⅲ型7足,Ⅳ型1足.32例38足使用标准AO跟骨钢板内固定,男30例,女2例;年龄18~55岁,平均33岁;病程4 h~10 d.双侧骨折6例,单侧骨折26例:Sanders Ⅱ型31足,Ⅲ型5足,Ⅳ型2足.对术后随访超过12个月的患者进行评估,评估项目包括:术前和术后Bohler角、Gissane角;对单侧跟骨骨折评估跟骨高度和宽度(与健侧对比):通过手术前后的CT扫描和Borden位判断复位情况;功能评估采用美国足踝骨科协会(American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society,AOFAS)的评分系统.结果 克氏针内固定组获随访12~48个月,AOFAS评分75~100分,平均90.6分;优良率为87.8%.Bohler角术前0~10°,平均7.8°;随访时30~40°,平均33.2°;Gissane角术前75~95°,平均84°;术后115~135°,平均125°;手术前后差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).术后并发症:切口皮缘表浅坏死1足,针道感染1足.钢板内固定组获随访12~48个月,AOFAS评分49~100分,平均87.5分;优良率81.6%,与克氏针内固定组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).Bohler角术前0~15°,平均6.5°;随访时25~40°,平均30.2°;Gissane角术前72~92°,平均80°;术后115~130°,平均120°;手术前后差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).术后并发症:切口皮缘坏死5足,腓肠神经损伤1足,腓骨肌腱鞘炎1足.结论 跟骨关节内骨折切开复位钢板内固定与克氏针内固定可获得相似的治疗效果,但克氏针内固定操作更加简便、经济、创伤小,软组织风险更低.

  16. 闭合复位与切开复位交锁髓内钉内固定治疗胫腓骨干骨折疗效比较%Effect comparision of closed reduction and open reduction with intramedullary nail fixation for tibia and fibula fractures

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    张兵辰

    2012-01-01

    目的 比较切开复位与闭合复位治疗交锁髓内钉内固定治疗骨折的疗效.方法 选择胫腓骨骨折患者100例,随机分为观察组和对照组各50例,观察组接受闭合复位交锁髓内钉内固定治疗,对照组接受切开复位交锁髓内钉内固定术治疗,比较两组的治疗效果、并发症发生率.结果 观察组总有效率优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(χ2 = 5.32,P < 0.05).两组术后常见并发症发生率比较,观察组低于对照组(χ2 = 7.12,P < 0.05).观察组骨痂出现时间、骨折愈合时间、住院时间、手术时间、术中、术后出血量均优于对照组.结论 在应用交锁髓内钉内固定法治疗胫腓骨骨折时,闭合复位比切开复位更具优势,应该作为胫腓骨骨折治疗的首选方法.%Objective To compare of effect of closed reduction and open reduction with intramedullary nail fixation for tibia and fibula fractures. Methods 100 cases were selected of fracture of tibia and fibula, randomly divided into observation and control groups 50 patients each, observation group acceptted closed reduction and interlocking intramedullary nail fixation for the treatment, control group acceptted open reduction and interlocking intramedullary nail fixation for the treatment, compared treatment effects of two groups. Results Total efficiency of observation group was better than control groups (Χ2 = 5.32,P < 0.05). Common postoperative and complication rate of observation group was lower than the control group (Χ2 = 7.12,P < 0.05). Callus occurrence, fracture healing time, length of stay, time of surgery, intraoperative, and postoperative blood loss of observation group were better than the control group. Conclusion On application of interlocking intramedullary nail for internal fixation in treatment of tibia and fibula fracture time, closed reduction has more advantages than open reduction, it can be the preferred method for fracture of tibia and fibula.

  17. Rib Fractures

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    ... Commentary Recent News Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study ... or a collapsed lung (pneumothorax—see Traumatic Pneumothorax ). An injury that fractures the lower ribs sometimes also damages the liver (see Liver ...

  18. Fracture source

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    Full Text Available The fracture properties of many different types of fibers are covered in a timely new book that will prove to be a tremendous source of information and references for researchers in the wide and diverse field of fibers and composites, says Bill Clegg.

  19. Treatment of linguiform calcaneus fracture by close nail-pry reduction and internal fixation with hollow screws%闭合撬拨复位经皮空心螺钉内固定治疗跟骨舌形骨折

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    涂淑强; 黄科棣; 帅永明; 徐南云; 袁秋文; 郭剑

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To study the curative effects of close nail-pry reduction and internal fixation with hollow screws for treatment of linguiform calcaneus fracture. Methods: From May 2006 to October 2009,32 patients (35 feel) with linguiform calcaneus fracture were treated by close nail-pry reduction and internal fixation with hollow screws, including 23 males and 9 females ranging in age from 25 to 46 years, with a mean of 37.6 years. According to Paley classification, 3 cases were Paley II a, and 29 cases were Paley II b. All cases were close fractures. The time from injury to operation was 3 to 10 days after most swelling subsided. BBhler angle and Gissane angle were measured by X-ray before and after operation. The therapeutic effect was assessed according to ZHANG Tie-liang's foot score. Results:All the patients were followed-up for 6 to 18 months,with a mean of 12 months. All fractures gained bone healing. The time of fracture healing averaged 12 months. The fractures healed completely and no infection occurred. According to ZHANG Tie-liang's foot scale,the postoperative function was excellent in 18 feet,good in 10 feet, moderate in 5 feet and poor in 2 feet. The Bohler angle and Gissane angle were significant improved after treatment (P<0.01 ). Conclusion: The surgical method of close nail-pry reduction and internal fixation with hollow screws for treatment of linguiform calcaneus fracture can regain the foot function, with minimal injury, fewer complications, earlier recovery and lower costs.%目的:探讨闭合撬拨复位经皮空心螺钉内固定治疗跟骨舌形骨折的手术疗效.方法:自2006年5月至2009年10月共收治32例(35足)跟骨舌形骨折,男23例,女9例;年龄25~46岁,平均37.6岁.根据Paley分类法:PaleyⅡa型3例,PaleyⅡb型29例,均为闭合性骨折.手术时间为伤后3~10d,均等局部肿胀消退至中、轻度后手术.通过X线片测量手术前后B(o)hler角及Gissane角,并按张铁良足部综

  20. Management of supracondylar fracture of humerus with JESS in adults

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available As life expectancy increases overall incidence of distal humeral fractures is increasing worldwide. Objectives: To evaluate the results of JESS External fixator in the management of supracondylar fracture with or without intercondylar extension in adults. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was conducted on thirty adults in a tertiary care Hospital of eastern India after obtaining permission from Institutional ethical committee and consent of the patients in a time span of one year. JESS external fixator was applied within 3 days of admission. Results: According to AO classification 16 cases has C1 fractures and 14 cases had C2 fractures. Among 16 C1 fractures 10 were open injury and 6 were close injury and among 14 C2 fracture 8 were open injuries and 6 were close fractures. The mean duration of JESS application was 16 week. The mean follow-up was 10 months. The functional outcome was evaluated by use of Cassebaum′s functional rating system. C1 closed fractures (6 cases showed excellent results and C2 closed fractures (6 cases showed good to fair results. Irrespective of injury pattern (open/close among 16 C1 fracture 12 cases (75% showed excellent to good results and 4 cases(25% showed fair result in contrast to 14 cases of C2 fracture where only 2(14% cases showed good result and rest 12 cases(86% showed fair to poor results. Irrespective of fracture pattern among 12 close fracture 8 cases (67% showed good to excellent results and 4 case (33% showed fair results. Among 18 open cases 6 cases (33% showed good results and 12 cases (67% showed poor to fair results. Conclusions: JESS-external fixation technique represents a viable option in the management of open as well as close intercondylar fractures of the distal humerus.

  1. Fractures of the proximal humerus

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    Brorson, Stig

    2013-01-01

    Fractures of the proximal humerus have been diagnosed and managed since the earliest known surgical texts. For more than four millennia the preferred treatment was forceful traction, closed reduction, and immobilization with linen soaked in combinations of oil, honey, alum, wine, or cerate...

  2. Nonunion of forearm fracture: a rare instance in a toddler

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    Pramod Saini; Sanjay Meena; Vishal Shekhawat; Tanmay S Kishanpuria

    2012-01-01

    When compared to adults,pediatric fractures unite readily and nonunion is quite rare.Nonunion is often associated with open fractures,operative interventions,infection,pediatric osteogenesis imperfecta and neurofibromatosis.There are only a few studies and reports mentioning nonunion following conservative management of closed pediatric fractures.We report here a case of an eighteen-month-old child who developed nonunion following treatment of fracture of both forearm bones with cast and was successfully treated with plating.To the best of our knowledge,this is the youngest reported case of nonunion following conservative management of closed diaphyseal pediatric fracture.

  3. Clinical observation on treating the closed fractures of tibia and fibula by locked intramedullary pin combined with Zhishang powder%闭合复位交锁髓内钉内固定结合治伤散外敷治疗闭合性胫腓骨骨折疗效观察

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    张卫国

    2012-01-01

      Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of closed reduction with locked intramedullary pin combined with Zhishang powder for the closed fractures of tibia and fibula. Methods: 78 cases of closed tibia and fibula fractures in our hospital were randomly divided into experimental group and control group. Both groups of patients were given closed reduction and locked intramedullary pin surgery, while patients of the experimental group were given Zhishang powder in addition. The symptom score and fracture healing time were compared after the treatment. Results: Symptom scores and the fracture healing time of the experimental group were (10.3±4.2) points and (143.5±12.3) d, with (15.1±7.2) points and (157.4±14.8) d of the control group. fracture healing time of the experimental group was significantly less than the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Zhishang powder can promote fracture healing of the tibia and fibula after closed reduction with locked intramedullary pin, and relieve the symptoms of pain and swelling, which is worthy of clinical application.%  目的:探讨闭合复位交锁髓内钉内固定结合治伤散外敷治疗闭合性胫腓骨骨折的临床疗效.方法:将本院收治的78例闭合性胫腓骨骨折的患者随机分为实验组和对照组,两组患者均行闭合复位交锁髓内钉内固定治疗术,而实验组患者在术后给予治伤散外敷治疗.比较两组患者的症状评分情况以及骨折愈合时间.结果:实验组症状评分、骨折愈合时间分别为(10.3±4.2)分、(143.5±12.3)d,对照组则为(15.1±7.2)分、(157.4±14.8)d,实验组症状评分、骨折愈合时间均显著小于对照组(P<0.05).结论:治伤散外敷治疗能够促进胫腓骨骨折闭合复位交锁髓内钉内固定术后的骨折愈合,缓解疼痛肿胀症状,值得临床推广应用.

  4. Natural thermal convection in fractured porous media

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    Adler, P. M.; Mezon, C.; Mourzenko, V.; Thovert, J. F.; Antoine, R.; Finizola, A.

    2015-12-01

    In the crust, fractures/faults can provide preferential pathways for fluid flow or act as barriers preventing the flow across these structures. In hydrothermal systems (usually found in fractured rock masses), these discontinuities may play a critical role at various scales, controlling fluid flows and heat transfer. The thermal convection is numerically computed in 3D fluid satured fractured porous media. Fractures are inserted as discrete objects, randomly distributed over a damaged volume, which is a fraction of the total volume. The fluid is assumed to satisfy Darcy's law in the fractures and in the porous medium with exchanges between them. All simulations were made for Rayleigh numbers (Ra) equilibrium with the medium), cubic boxes and closed-top conditions. Checks were performed on an unfractured porous medium and the convection cells do start for the theoretical value of Ra, namely 4p². 2D convection was verified up to Ra=800. The influence of parameters such as fracture aperture (or fracture transmissivity), fracture density and fracture length is studied. Moreover, these models are compared to porous media with the same macroscopic permeability. Preliminary results show that the non-uniqueness associated with initial conditions which makes possible either 2D or 3D convection in porous media (Schubert & Straus 1979) is no longer true for fractured porous media (at least for 50fracture density and fracture aperture on the Nusselt number (Nu) is highly Ra dependent. The effect of the damaged zone on Nu is roughly proportional to its size. All these models also allows us to determine for which range of fracture density the fractured porous medium is in good agreement with an unfractured porous medium of the same bulk permeability.

  5. Closed reduction and Kirschner wire and cannulated screws fixation for grade Ⅳ supination-external rotation ankle fractures%闭合复位克氏针及空心钉内固定治疗旋后外旋型Ⅳ度踝关节骨折

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    孔祥标; 李铭雄; 张细祥

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the less damage surgical methods and efficacy in treating grade Ⅳ supinationextenal rotation ankle fractures.Methods 22 patients of grade Ⅳ supination-external rotation ankle fractures were treated by closed reduction and Kirschner wire and cannulated screws fixation.Results 18 cases were followed up ranged from 4 to 10 months.The wound got primary healing without infection.All fracture were healed without obvious aching.According to the ankle-hindfoot scale of AOFAS: the results were excellent in 12 cases, good in 7 , and fair in 3.Conclusions This method is effective for grade Ⅳ supination-external rotation ankle fractures with small incision, less infection rate and good result.%目的 探讨旋后外旋型Ⅳ度踝关节骨折的微创治疗方法及疗效.方法 对22例旋后外旋型Ⅳ度踝关节骨折患者采用闭合复位克氏针及空心钉内固定治疗.结果 18例患者获得随访,时间4~10个月.伤口均一期愈合,无感染.骨折均愈合,无明显疼痛不适.采用 AOFAS踝关节-后足评分标准:优 12例,良7例,一般3例.结论 闭合复位经皮克氏针及空心钉固定治疗旋后外旋型Ⅳ度踝关节骨折,切口小,感染率低,疗效良好.

  6. [Closing diastemas].

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    Vieira, L C; Pereira, J C; Coradazzi, J L; Francischone, C E

    1990-01-01

    The authors describe a clinical case of closing upper central incisives diastema, reconstructiva of a conoid upper lateral and the rechaping of an upper canine to a lateral incisive. The material used was composite resin.

  7. Identical fracture patterns in combat vehicle blast injuries due to improvised explosive devices; a case series

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    Commandeur Joris

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In November 2008, a surgical team from the Red Cross Hospital Beverwijk, the Netherlands, was deployed in Afghanistan for three months to attend in the army hospital of Kandahar. During their stay, four incidents of armored personnel carriers encountering an improvised explosive device were assessed. In each incident, two soldiers were involved, whose injuries were strikingly similar. Case presentation The described cases comprise paired thoracic vertebral fractures, radial neck fractures, calcaneal fractures and talar fractures. Moreover, the different types of blast injury are mentioned and related to the injuries described in our series. Acknowledging the different blast mechanisms is important for understanding possible injury patterns. Conclusion From this case series, as well as the existing literature on injury patterns caused by blast injuries, it seems appropriate to pay extra attention to bodily areas that were injured in other occupants of the same vehicle. Obviously, the additional surveillance for specific injuries should be complementary to the regular trauma work-up (e.g., ATLS.

  8. Open Calcaneus Fractures and Associated Injuries.

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    Worsham, Jacob R; Elliott, Mark R; Harris, Anthony M

    2016-01-01

    Open calcaneus fractures are usually the result of high-energy mechanisms and are associated with other orthopedic and whole body system injures. Understanding the difference between open versus closed fractures is essential for the provider, and they must be vigilant for the associated injuries that present with this condition. We performed a retrospective medical record review of 62 patients (64 calcaneus fractures) with open calcaneus fractures from January 2003 to January 2013 presenting at a level 1 trauma center. Sex, age, laterality, mechanism of injury, wound appearance, initial management, and associated injures were recorded. The most common mechanisms were motor vehicle accidents (35 [56.4%]) and falls from >6 ft (15 [24.1%]). Four (6.4%) patients had a posterior tibial artery transection. Eight (12.9%) patients had a femoral shaft fracture, 14 (22.5%) an ipsilateral ankle fracture, 16 (25.8%) a metatarsal fracture, and 11 (17.7%) had associated midfoot fractures. Of the midfoot fractures, 12 (19.3%) patients had a talus fracture and 5 (8.0%) a cuboid fracture. Spinal fractures were present in 9 (14.5%) of the patients, with lumbar fractures occurring in 6 (9.6%) patients. Fifteen (24.1%) patients had associated upper extremity fractures. Thirteen (20.9%) patients had an associated pulmonary injury, including 8 pneumothoraces. Ten (16.1%) patients had a closed head injury and 6 (9.6%) had an abdominal injury. Fifteen (23.4%) patients were treated with percutaneous wire fixation and 7 (10.9%) with open reduction internal fixation. A total of 44 (68.7%) fractures were treated without internal fixation. Overall, 5 (8.0%) patients with an open calcaneus fracture eventually underwent a below-the-knee amputation. Open calcaneus fractures are severe, high-energy injuries with the potential for considerable morbidity to the patient, given the high rate of concomitant orthopedic and whole body system injuries. Type III open injuries have an increased risk of

  9. Accuracy of closed reduction for displaced subcapital femoral neck fractures assisted by C-arm X-ray machine%移位股骨颈头下骨折模拟C臂X射线机观察闭合复位的真实精确性

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    戚珊红

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Traction bed C-arm X-ray machine is used for closed reduction and internal fixation to treat femoral neckfracture has some errors.OBJECTIVE: To perspectively analyze the accuracy of closed reduction for femoral neck fractures by assisted C-arm X-raymachine.METHODS: Complete reduction of artificial femoral neck fractures was realized under direct vision and then fixed by kirschnerpins which were knocked in at both fractured ends respectively on lateral femoral neck to be used as metal marker. Femoral neckspecimens and C-arm X-ray machine were not removed and then the femoral neck specimens revolved 15° clockwise and 30°anticlockwise respectively. Anterior-posterior of the standard femoral neck was examined by C-arm X-ray machine, thencorresponding imaging was collected.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference of the displacement in the both ends of the subcapitalfemoral neck fractures (around 1 mm both) when the necks were located at the position of 15°, 30° clockwise and anticlockwiserespectively. There was significant difference of the displacement in the both ends of the subcapital femoral neck fractures(around 2 mm both) when the necks were located at the position of 30°, 30° clockwise and anticlockwise respectively. It is shownthat C-arm X-ray machine is used to observe the subcapital femoral neck fractures and can meet the reduction requirement ofGarden scores, but the femur head rotation cannot be identified. As a result, displaced femoral neck fractures necessitate openreduction.%背景:采用牵引床C臂X射线机下闭合复位、内固定治疗股骨颈头下骨折,可能有一定的误差.目的:模拟C臂X射线机下闭合复位透视分析骨折闭合复位的真实精确性.方法:直视下完全复位人工骨股骨颈头下骨折标本,使用克氏针固定.在股骨颈外侧,两个断端处分别使用克氏针打入,作为金属标志物.保持股骨颈标本、C臂X射线机位置不动,随后将股骨头

  10. Ecomorphological analysis of the astragalo-calcaneal complex in rodents and inferences of locomotor behaviours in extinct rodent species.

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    Ginot, Samuel; Hautier, Lionel; Marivaux, Laurent; Vianey-Liaud, Monique

    2016-01-01

    Studies linking postcranial morphology with locomotion in mammals are common. However, such studies are mostly restricted to caviomorphs in rodents. We present here data from various families, belonging to the three main groups of rodents (Sciuroidea, Myodonta, and Ctenohystrica). The aim of this study is to define morphological indicators for the astragalus and calcaneus, which allow for inferences to be made about the locomotor behaviours in rodents. Several specimens were dissected and described to bridge the myology of the leg with the morphology of the bones of interest. Osteological characters were described, compared, mechanically interpreted, and correlated with a "functional sequence" comprising six categories linked to the lifestyle and locomotion (jumping, cursorial, generalist, fossorial, climber and semi-aquatic). Some character states are typical of some of these categories, especially arboreal climbers, fossorial and "cursorial-jumping" taxa. Such reliable characters might be used to infer locomotor behaviours in extinct species. Linear discriminant analyses (LDAs) were used on a wider sample of species and show that astragalar and calcaneal characters can be used to discriminate the categories among extant species whereas a posteriori inferences on extinct species should be examined with caution.

  11. Ecomorphological analysis of the astragalo-calcaneal complex in rodents and inferences of locomotor behaviours in extinct rodent species

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    Samuel Ginot

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Studies linking postcranial morphology with locomotion in mammals are common. However, such studies are mostly restricted to caviomorphs in rodents. We present here data from various families, belonging to the three main groups of rodents (Sciuroidea, Myodonta, and Ctenohystrica. The aim of this study is to define morphological indicators for the astragalus and calcaneus, which allow for inferences to be made about the locomotor behaviours in rodents. Several specimens were dissected and described to bridge the myology of the leg with the morphology of the bones of interest. Osteological characters were described, compared, mechanically interpreted, and correlated with a “functional sequence” comprising six categories linked to the lifestyle and locomotion (jumping, cursorial, generalist, fossorial, climber and semi-aquatic. Some character states are typical of some of these categories, especially arboreal climbers, fossorial and “cursorial-jumping” taxa. Such reliable characters might be used to infer locomotor behaviours in extinct species. Linear discriminant analyses (LDAs were used on a wider sample of species and show that astragalar and calcaneal characters can be used to discriminate the categories among extant species whereas a posteriori inferences on extinct species should be examined with caution.

  12. Ecomorphological analysis of the astragalo-calcaneal complex in rodents and inferences of locomotor behaviours in extinct rodent species

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    Hautier, Lionel; Marivaux, Laurent; Vianey-Liaud, Monique

    2016-01-01

    Studies linking postcranial morphology with locomotion in mammals are common. However, such studies are mostly restricted to caviomorphs in rodents. We present here data from various families, belonging to the three main groups of rodents (Sciuroidea, Myodonta, and Ctenohystrica). The aim of this study is to define morphological indicators for the astragalus and calcaneus, which allow for inferences to be made about the locomotor behaviours in rodents. Several specimens were dissected and described to bridge the myology of the leg with the morphology of the bones of interest. Osteological characters were described, compared, mechanically interpreted, and correlated with a “functional sequence” comprising six categories linked to the lifestyle and locomotion (jumping, cursorial, generalist, fossorial, climber and semi-aquatic). Some character states are typical of some of these categories, especially arboreal climbers, fossorial and “cursorial-jumping” taxa. Such reliable characters might be used to infer locomotor behaviours in extinct species. Linear discriminant analyses (LDAs) were used on a wider sample of species and show that astragalar and calcaneal characters can be used to discriminate the categories among extant species whereas a posteriori inferences on extinct species should be examined with caution. PMID:27761303

  13. Tibia (Shinbone) Shaft Fractures

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    .org Tibia (Shinbone) Sha Fractures Page ( 1 ) The tibia, or shinbone, is the most common fractured long bone in ... body. The long bones include the femur, humerus, tibia, and fibula. A tibial sha fracture occurs along ...

  14. Growth Plate Fractures

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    ... the most widely used by doctors is the Salter-Harris system, described below. Type I Fractures These ... incidence of growth plate fractures peaks in adolescence. Salter-Harris classification of growth plate fractures. AAOS does ...

  15. Identifying Fracture Types and Relative Ages Using Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy

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    Dilley, Lorie M.; Norman, David; Owens, Lara

    2008-06-30

    Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) are designed to recover heat from the subsurface by mechanically creating fractures in subsurface rocks. Understanding the life cycle of a fracture in a geothermal system is fundamental to the development of techniques for creating fractures. Recognizing the stage of a fracture, whether it is currently open and transmitting fluids; if it recently has closed; or if it is an ancient fracture would assist in targeting areas for further fracture stimulation. Identifying dense fracture areas as well as large open fractures from small fracture systems will also assist in fracture stimulation selection. Geothermal systems are constantly generating fractures, and fluids and gases passing through rocks in these systems leave small fluid and gas samples trapped in healed microfractures. Fluid inclusions trapped in minerals as the fractures heal are characteristic of the fluids that formed them, and this signature can be seen in fluid inclusion gas analysis. Our hypothesis is that fractures over their life cycle have different chemical signatures that we can see in fluid inclusion gas analysis and by using the new method of fluid inclusion stratigraphy (FIS) the different stages of fractures, along with an estimate of fracture size can be identified during the well drilling process. We have shown with this study that it is possible to identify fracture locations using FIS and that different fractures have different chemical signatures however that signature is somewhat dependent upon rock type. Open, active fractures correlate with increase concentrations of CO2, N2, Ar, and to a lesser extent H2O. These fractures would be targets for further enhancement. The usefulness of this method is that it is low cost alternative to current well logging techniques and can be done as a well is being drilled.

  16. Ultrasound attenuation as a quantitative measure of fracture healing

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    Gheduzzi, Sabina; Humphrey, Victor F.; Dodd, Simon P.; Cunningham, James L.; Miles, Anthony W.

    2004-10-01

    The monitoring of fracture healing still relies upon the judgment of callus formation and on the manual assessment of the stiffness of the fracture. A diagnostic tool capable of quantitatively measuring healing progression of a fracture would allow the fine-tuning of the treatment regime. Ultrasound attenuation measurements were adopted as a possible method of assessing the healing process in human long bones. The method involves exciting ultrasonic waves at 200 kHz in the bone and measuring the reradiation along the bone and across the fracture zone. Seven cadaveric femora were tested in vitro in intact form and after creating a transverse fracture by sawing through the cortex. The effects of five different fracture types were investigated. A partial fracture, corresponding to a 50% cut through the cortex, a closed fracture, and fractures of widths varying between 1, 2, and 4 mm were investigated. The introduction of a fracture was found to produce a dramatic effect on the amplitude of the signal. Ultrasound attenuation was found to be sensitive to the presence of a fracture, even when the fracture was well reduced. It would therefore appear feasible to adopt attenuation across a fracture as a quantitative measurement of fracture healing.

  17. Chopart fractures.

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    Klaue, Kaj

    2004-09-01

    The Chopart articular space was described by François Chopart (1743-1795) as a practical space for amputations in cases of distal foot necrosis. It corresponds to the limit between the anatomical hind-foot and the mid-foot. The bones involved are the talus and the calcaneus proximally, and the navicular and the cuboid distally. This space thus holds two functionally distinct entities, the anterior part of the coxa pedis (an essential functional joint) and the calcaneo-cuboidal joint,which can be considered to be an "adaptive joint" within a normal foot. Trauma to this region may cause fractures and/or dislocations and, in high energy trauma,compartment syndromes. Principles of treatment are immediate reduction of dislocations and realignment of the medial and lateral column of the foot in length and orientation. Open reduction and internal fixation of talus and navicular fractures are often indicated to restore the "coxa pedis". Open reconstruction or fusion in correct length of the calcaneo-cuboidal joint is occasionally indicated. Salvage procedures in malunions include navicular osteotomies and calcaneo-cuboidal bone block fusions. Treatment of joint destructions, especially involving the talo-navicular joint, include triple arthrodesis.

  18. 新型闭合交汇穿钉外固定支架修复肱骨近端骨折:6个月随访%Novel closed intersection nailing external fixation repairs proximal humerus fractures:6-month follow-up

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    黄海晶; 何锦泉; 王捷; 金鸿宾

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Proximal humeral fracture fixation can provide a more stable fixation, has a stronger biomechanical stability, but open reduction and fixation wil cause extensive soft tissue dissection and heavy damage to the rotator cuff. Closed wear nail has a high failure rate of fixation, fracture re-displacement and other defects. OBJECTIVE:To investigate the technical methods of applying closed reduction, percutaneous pinning anatomical external fixation in repair of proximal humeral fracture, and to analyze the application characteristics and safety in different types of proximal humerus fractures. METHODS:Based on the special anatomical structure of proximal humerus, a shoulder external fixator has been independently researched and developed by author. The clinical data of 23 patients treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning anatomical external fixation (homemade) because of proximal humerus fracture at the Department of Traumatology, Tianjin Hospital during March 2010 to March 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. In accordance with Neer classification type, there were 19 cases of 2-part fractures of the humerus, 4 cases of 3-parts fractures of the humerus, with greater tuberosity avulsion fractures, which were al fresh fractures and were treated with closed reduction pinning and external fixation. Regular fol ow-up was conducted after treatment. Radiographic assessment, pain and function evaluation were conducted during fol ow-up, so as to work out the functional recovery, determine the final repair result. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Al patients were fol owed up for 6-24 months. Total y 23 patients initial y healed in fracture within 8 weeks. After treatment, visual analogue pain score of patients was 0.8 points. In the final fol ow-up, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association of shoulder function scoring system (ASES) score was an average of (91.7±2.6) points, Constant shoulder function score was an average of (88.3±4.7) points, the

  19. Presence of a long accessory flexor tendon of the toes in surgical treatment for tendinopathy of the insertion of the calcaneal tendon: case report

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The presence of accessory tendons in the foot and ankle needs to be recognized, given that depending on their location, they may cause disorders relating either to pain processes or to handling of the surgical findings. We describe the presence of an accessory flexor tendon of the toes, seen in surgical exposure for transferring the long flexor tendon of the hallux to the calcaneus, due to the presence of a disorder of tendinopathy of the insertion of the calcaneal tendon in association with Haglund's syndrome.

  20. Percutaneous Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation for humerus shaft fractures in children: A treatment concept

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    Background: Fractures of the humeral shaft are uncommon, representing less than 10 percent of all fractures in children. Humeral shaft fractures in children can be treated by immobilisation alone. A small number of fractures are unable to be reduced adequately or maintained in adequate alignment, and these should be treated surgically. In the present study, Kirschner wires (K-wire) were used to achieve a closed intramedullary fixation of humeral shaft fractures. The objective of this study wa...

  1. Finite Element Analysis of Foot and Ankle Impact Injury: Risk Evaluation of Calcaneus and Talus Fracture.

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    Duo Wai-Chi Wong

    Full Text Available Foot and ankle impact injury is common in geriatric trauma and often leads to fracture of rearfoot, including calcaneus and talus. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of foot impact on the risk of calcaneus and talus fracture via finite element analysis.A three-dimensional finite element model of foot and ankle was constructed based on magnetic resonance images of a female aged 28. The foot sustained a 7-kg passive impact through a foot plate. The simulated impact velocities were from 2.0 to 7.0 m/s with 1.0 m/s interval.At 5.0 m/s impact velocity, the maximum von Mises stress of the trabecular calcaneus and talus were 3.21MPa and 2.41MPa respectively, while that of the Tresca stress were 3.46MPa and 2.55MPa. About 94% and 84% of the trabecular calcaneus and talus exceeded the shear yielding stress, while 21.7% and 18.3% yielded the compressive stress. The peak stresses were distributed around the talocalcaneal articulation and the calcaneal tuberosity inferiorly, which corresponded to the common fracture sites.The prediction in this study showed that axial compressive impact at 5.0 m/s could produce considerable yielding of trabecular bone in both calcaneus and talus, dominantly by shear and compounded with compression that predispose the rearfoot in the risk of fracture. This study suggested the injury pattern and fracture mode of high energy trauma that provides insights in injury prevention and fracture management.

  2. Recognizing and reporting vertebral fractures: reducing the risk of future osteoporotic fractures

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    Lentle, B.C. [Univ. of British Columbia, Dept. of Radiology, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada); Brown, J.P. [Laval Univ., Dept. of Medicine, Sainte-Foy, Quebec (Canada); Khan, A. [McMaster Univ., Dept. of Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)]. E-mail: blentle@shaw.ca (and others)

    2007-02-15

    Given the increasing evidence that vertebral fractures are underdiagnosed and not acted on, Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists initiated a project to develop and publish a set of recommendations to promote and facilitate the diagnosis and reporting of vertebral fractures. The identification of spinal fractures is not uniform. More than 65% of vertebral fractures cause no symptoms. It is also apparent that vertebral fractures are inadequately recognized when the opportunity for diagnosis arises fortuitously. It is to patients' benefit that radiologists report vertebral fractures evident on a chest or other radiograph, no matter how incidental to the immediate clinical indication for the examination. The present recommendations can help to close the gap in care in recognizing and treating vertebral fractures, to prevent future fractures and thus reduce the burden of osteoporosis-related morbidity and mortality, as well as fracture-related costs to the health care system. Several studies indicate that a gap exists in regard to the diagnosis of vertebral fractures and the clinical response following such diagnosis. All recommendations presented here are based on consensus. These recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary working group under the auspices of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists. Prevalent vertebral fractures have important clinical implications in terms of future fracture risk. Recognizing and reporting fractures incidental to radiologic examinations done for other reasons has the potential to reduce health care costs by initiating further steps in osteoporosis diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Physicians should be aware of the importance of vertebral fracture diagnosis in assessing future osteoporotic fracture risk. Vertebral fractures incidental to radiologic examinations done for other reasons should be identified and reported. Vertebral

  3. Effect of Natural Fractures on Hydraulic Fracturing

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    Ben, Y.; Wang, Y.; Shi, G.

    2012-12-01

    Hydraulic Fracturing has been used successfully in the oil and gas industry to enhance oil and gas production in the past few decades. Recent years have seen the great development of tight gas, coal bed methane and shale gas. Natural fractures are believed to play an important role in the hydraulic fracturing of such formations. Whether natural fractures can benefit the fracture propagation and enhance final production needs to be studied. Various methods have been used to study the effect of natural fractures on hydraulic fracturing. Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) is a numerical method which belongs to the family of discrete element methods. In this paper, DDA is coupled with a fluid pipe network model to simulate the pressure response in the formation during hydraulic fracturing. The focus is to study the effect of natural fractures on hydraulic fracturing. In particular, the effect of rock joint properties, joint orientations and rock properties on fracture initiation and propagation will be analyzed. The result shows that DDA is a promising tool to study such complex behavior of rocks. Finally, the advantages of disadvantages of our current model and future research directions will be discussed.

  4. Fractures in multiple sclerosis

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    Stenager, E; Jensen, K

    1991-01-01

    In a cross-sectional study of 299 MS patients 22 have had fractures and of these 17 after onset of MS. The fractures most frequently involved the femoral neck and trochanter (41%). Three patients had had more than one fracture. Only 1 patient had osteoporosis. The percentage of fractures increased...

  5. Role of joystick-assisted nail insertion in close reduction and internal fixation of subtrochanteric fractures%撬拨辅助钉道控制在闭合治疗股骨转子下骨折中的意义

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    王建东; 王秋根; 桑伟林; 王传舜; 赵奇; 李凡

    2009-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of joystick-assisted natl insertion in close reduction and internal fixation of subtrochanteric fractures. Methods The study involved 23 patients with subtruchanteric fractures treated in our hospital. Schanz pins were placed into the posterior part of the femoral trochanter to assist the reduction of the displaced fragment before fixation with proximal femoral natl (PFN) and proximal femoral natl anti-rotation (PFNa). Results The operation lasted for mean 39 minutes (30-55 minutes), with mean blood loss of 78 ml (50-120 ml). Roentgenography showed good alignment on follow-up and fracture healing, with no serious complication observed. Conclusions Schanz pin inserted in femoral trechanter can help reduce the displaced proximal fragment in patients with subtrochanteric fractures, with advantages of short operation time, minor trauma and stable fixation.%目的 评估术中使用斯氏针撬拨辅助钉道控制闭合复位的效果. 方法 23例股骨转子下骨折,术中用斯氏针置入股骨大转子后部协助复位,闭合复位后股骨近端髓内钉(PFN)或抗旋股骨近端髓内钉(PFNa)固定. 结果 23例患者手术时间30~55 min,平均39 min,出血量50~120 ml,平均76 ml.术中透视、术后X线复查骨折对位对线优良,骨折全部获得愈合,无严重并发症. 结论在髓内钉治疗股骨转子下骨折时,股骨近侧置入斯氏针撬拨辅助钉道控制能较好纠正和控制股骨转子下骨折近端骨折块的移位,手术时间短,创伤小,固定可靠.

  6. Exhaustive exercise with different rest periods changes the collagen content and MMP-2 activation on the calcaneal tendon.

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    De Aro, Andrea Aparecida; Ferrucci, Danilo Lopes; Borges, Frederico Padovan; Stach-Machado, Dagmar Ruth; Macedo, Denise Vaz; Pimentel, Edson Rosa

    2014-02-01

    Tendons adapt to different mechanical stimuli through a remodeling process involving metalloproteinases (MMPs) and collagen synthesis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the activities of MMP-2 and MMP-9 and the collagen content in tendons after exhaustive acute exercise sessions over the course of 1, 3, or 6 days, with 1-hr or 3-hr rest periods between each session. Wistar rats were grouped into control (C), trained with 1-hr (groups 1d1h, 3d1h, and 6d1h) and trained with 3-hr (groups 1d3h, 3d3h and 6d3h) groups with rest periods between the treadmill running sessions, for 1, 3, and 6 days. The analysis of MMP-2 showed a larger presence of the latent isoform in the 1d3h group and a larger presence of the active isoform in the 6d3h group compared to the control. No differences were detected for MMP-9. A lower concentration of hydroxyproline was found in the 6d3h group compared to the 6d1h group. Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis showed more prominent collagen bands in the 6d3h group, which was confirmed by Western blotting for collagen type I. A higher concentration of glycosaminoglycans was observed in the 3d3h group compared to the 3d1h group, and the 6d3h group presented the highest value for non-collagenous proteins compared to other groups. In conclusion, different rest periods between exercise sessions had different effects on the composition of the calcaneal tendon because a greater activation of MMP-2 and a reduction of total collagen were observed on day 6 of exercise with 3-hr rest periods compared to 1-hr rest periods.

  7. Effect of Aloe vera application on the content and molecular arrangement of glycosaminoglycans during calcaneal tendon healing.

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    Aro, Andrea Aparecida de; Esquisatto, Marcelo Augusto Marretto; Nishan, Umar; Perez, Mylena Oliveira; Rodrigues, Rodney Alexandre Ferreira; Foglio, Mary Ann; Carvalho, João Ernesto de; Gomes, Laurecir; Vidal, Benedicto De Campos; Pimentel, Edson Rosa

    2014-12-01

    Although several treatments for tendon lesions have been proposed, successful tendon repair remains a great challenge for orthopedics, especially considering the high incidence of re-rupture of injured tendons. Our aim was to evaluate the pharmacological potential of Aloe vera on the content and arrangement of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) during tendon healing, which was based on the effectiveness of A. vera on collagen organization previously observed by our group. In rats, a partial calcaneal tendon transection was performed with subsequent topical A. vera application at the injury site. The tendons were treated with A. vera ointment for 7 days and excised on the 7(th) , 14(th) , or 21(st) day post-surgery. Control rats received ointment without A. vera. A higher content of GAGs and a lower amount of dermatan sulfate were detected in the A. vera-treated group on the 14(th) day compared with the control. Also at 14 days post-surgery, a lower dichroic ratio in toluidine blue stained sections was observed in A. vera-treated tendons compared with the control. No differences were observed in the chondroitin-6-sulfate and TGF-β1 levels between the groups, and higher amount of non-collagenous proteins was detected in the A. vera-treated group on the 21(st) day, compared with the control group. No differences were observed in the number of fibroblasts, inflammatory cells and blood vessels between the groups. The application of A. vera during tendon healing modified the arrangement of GAGs and increased the content of GAGs and non-collagenous proteins.

  8. Fracture and Medium Modeling, by Analizing Hidraulic Fracturing Induced Microseismicity

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    Gomez Alba, S.; Vargas Jiménez, C. A.

    2014-12-01

    Hydraulic fracturing is an essential technology for most unconventional hydrocarbon resources and many conventional ones as well. The primary limitation on the improvement and optimization of the fracturing process is the minimal access to observe the behavior of the fracture in the subsurface. Without direct observational evidence, hypothetical mechanisms must be assumed and then tested for their validity with indirect information such as wellbore measurements, indirect production and pressure behavior. One of the most important sources of information today is the relation made between micro seismic source mechanisms and fracture behavior. Hydraulic fractures induce some level of micro seismicity when the stress conditions in the Earth are altered by changes in stress during the operations. The result is the sudden movement between rock elements and the radiation of both compressional and shear energy in a seismic range that can be detected and recorded with sensitive receivers. The objective of this work is to provide reasonable information when applying inversion methods in order to estimate the vertical and horizontal spatial heterogeneities in medium and energy radiation distribution of microseisms while fracking operations. The method consist in record microseisms at a previous lineal array of stations (triaxial accelerometers) which are located close to the source coordinates and cover the area of study. The analysis clarify some ideas about what information can be gained from the micro seismic source data and according to the obtained results, what kind of comparisons and associations might be done to evaluate the fracking performance operation. Non uniformities in medium such as faults would be revealed by interpreted scattering coefficients. Fracture properties like distance, velocity and orientation would be also determined by analyzing energy radiation.

  9. Pseudoarthrosis in atypical femoral fracture: case report.

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    Giannotti, S; Bottai, V; Dell'Osso, G; De Paola, G; Ghilardi, M; Guido, G

    2013-11-01

    Atypical femoral fractures can be subsequent to a long-term biphosphonates treatment; they have a high frequency of delayed healing. The authors describe a femoral pseudoarthrosis of an atypical fracture treated with intramedullary nailing in a female after prolonged alendronate therapy. Atypical femoral fractures can be subsequent to a long-term biphosphonates treatment even if, in the literature, there is no clarity on the exact pathogenetic mechanism. The Task Force of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research described the major and minor features to define atypical fractures and recommends that all the five major features must be present while minor features are not necessary. Another controversial aspect regarding the atypical femoral fractures is the higher frequency of the delayed healing that can be probably related to a suppressed bone turnover caused by a prolonged period of bisphosphonates treatment. This concept could be corroborated by the Spet Tc exam. In the case of a pseudoarthrosis, there is not a standardization of the treatment. In this report, the authors describe a femoral pseudoarthrosis of an atypical fracture treated with intramedullary nailing in a female after prolonged alendronate therapy; the patient was studied with clinical, bioumoral end SPECT-Tc exam of both femurs. Many studies show the relationship between bisphosphonates and the presence of atypical fractures. These fractures should be monitored more closely due to the risk of nonunion and they require considering an initial treatment with pharmacological augmentation to reduce the complications for the patient and the health care costs.

  10. Surgical management of complex humerus head fractures

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    Mohamed M.H. El-Sayed

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The locked plate systems provided adequate fixation of osteoporotic fractures of the proximal humerus in the elderly. But is the PHILOS plate adequate for stabilization of high-energy fractures, and fracture-dislocations of the proximal humerus in relatively younger age populations? In this retrospective study, performed at a referral, academic supervised, level III-trauma center, all high-energy trauma patients under the age of 55 years, with closed, 3 part, 4 part fractures, and/or fracture dislocations, were included in this study. Patients with open fractures, osteoporotic low-energy fractures, as well as patients older than 55 years were excluded. Fifty-nine patients entered and completed the study. They were all managed by open reduction and internal fixation using the PHILOS plate system. Patients’ age ranged between 31-52 years, with a mean of 42 years. A minimal follow-up period of two years was a mandatory inclusion criterion in this study. All the patients who did not complete the follow-up period were excluded from the study. The results were evaluated using the Constant, Neer and DASH scoring systems, which revealed favorable results in 41 patients (69.5%. The results were comparable to the recent articles published in the literature in relatively older age groups. It was concluded that, despite the relatively high rate of complications encountered in the management of these complicated high-energy fractures, the PHILOS plating system could be considered an adequate management of polytrauma patients.

  11. 跟骨内移截骨治疗获得性扁平足临床分析%Acquired flat foot medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy

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    张奉琪; 王慧娟; 张奇; 赵海涛; 李智勇; 高巍; 张英泽

    2011-01-01

    [ Objective] To study the c haracteristic and clinic curative effect of the acquired flatfoot treated by a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy. [ Methods] From Jan. 2006 ~ Dec. 2008, 31 patients with an average age of 26. 7 years (range, 19 ~50 years), were treated by a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy together with other technique. Seventeen of them were male and 14 were female. The lateral position, calcaneal axial and CT of calcaneal were taken preoperatively. The mean first talocalcaneal angle was 22.3° ( range, 5° ~ 32°) . All patients had contracture of achilles tendon, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, calcaneovalgus, forefoot pronation and abduction ( weight bearing ) and pains. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Hindfoot Scale was 45.8. Posterior tibial tendon irsufficiency (PTTI) were stageⅡ. Thirteen feet were treated by a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy, 4 feet by a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy and tendocalcaneus lengthening, 14 feet by a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy , tendo calcaneus lengthening and flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer. [ Results] After a mean follow up of 18. 8 months (range, 6 ~ 26 months), the medial longitudinal arch improved postoperatively, 10 feets pain disappeared, 15 foot reliefed and 6 foot remained. The mean first talocalcaneal angle was 3.2° (range, 0° ~7°) (t = 22. 57, P≤0. 001 ), strephexopodia and the abduction of foot obviously improved . The rating of clinic curative effect was 80. 6% (25/31) . The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Hindfoot Scale was 84. 5. [ Conclusion ] Medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy treating the flexible flatfoot can reliablely correct calcaneovalgus , partly resume the medial longitudinal arch, improve weight bearing and biomechanical characteristic of foot and ankle. We can combine with other technique to improve curativeeffect of the acquired flat foot. The operative indication

  12. Fracture Interface Waves in an Anisotropic Medium

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    Pyrak-Nolte, L. J.; Shao, S.; Abell, B.

    2011-12-01

    The detection of fractures in an anisotropic medium is complicated by discreet modes that are guided or confined by fractures and that travel with velocities close (~92%) to the shear wave velocity. For instance, fractures can mask the presence of textural anisotropy in a rock, and can increase the apparent shear wave velocity anisotropy. In this study, we examine how fracture interface waves affect the interpretation of shear wave velocities for two orthogonal polarizations propagating parallel to the layers. Samples with textural anisotropy measuring 100 x 100 x 100 mm were fabricated from garolite, an epoxy - cloth laminate, with layer thickness on the order of 0.5 mm. Three fracture samples were created with: (1) a fracture oriented parallel to layering, (2) a fracture oriented perpendicular to layering, and (3) two intersecting orthogonal fractures. An intact sample without fractures was used a standard. A seismic array, consisting of source and receiver arrays, was used to perform full waveform measurements. Each array contained two compressional and five shear wave piezoelectric contact transducers with a central frequency of 1 MHz. Shear wave transducers were polarized both perpendicular and parallel to the layering as well as to the fracture. Measurements were made for a range of stresses (0.4 - 4MPa). When the shear wave was polarized parallel to a fracture, the shear wave traveled at the bulk shear velocity respective to the layering. However, when the shear wave was polarized perpendicular to a fracture, the measured velocity ranged between the Rayleigh wave velocity at low stress and the bulk shear wave at high stress. The shear wave velocities perpendicular and parallel to the layering (propagation direction parallel to the layers) were ~1500 m/s and ~1600 m/s, respectively, in the intact sample. However, in the fractured samples, the observed shear wave anisotropy depended on the stress and fracture orientation relative to the layering. When the

  13. Nonunion of forearm fracture: a rare instance in a toddler

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    Saini Pramod

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】 When compared to adults, pediatric frac-tures unite readily and nonunion is quite rare. Nonunion is often associated with open fractures, operative interventions, infection, pediatric osteogenesis imperfecta and neurofibromatosis. There are only a few studies and reports mentioning nonunion following conservative ma-nagement of closed pediatric fractures. We report here a case of an eighteen-month-old child who developed non-union following treatment of fracture of both forearm bones with cast and was successfully treated with plating. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest reported case of nonunion following conservative management of closed diaphyseal pediatric fracture. Key words: Forearm; Fractures, bone; Child

  14. Imaging of vertebral fractures

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    Ananya Panda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Vertebral fracture is a common clinical problem. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of non-traumatic vertebral fracture. Often, vertebral fractures are not clinically suspected due to nonspecific presentation and are overlooked during routine interpretation of radiologic investigations. Moreover, once detected, many a times the radiologist fails to convey to the clinician in a meaningful way. Hence, vertebral fractures are a constant cause of morbidity and mortality. Presence of vertebral fracture increases the chance of fracture in another vertebra and also increases the risk of subsequent hip fracture. Early detection can lead to immediate therapeutic intervention improving further the quality of life. So, in this review, we wish to present a comprehensive overview of vertebral fracture imaging along with an algorithm of evaluation of vertebral fractures.

  15. Use of joystick technique facilitates closed reduction and percutaneous fixation of supracondylar humeral fractures in children%操纵杆技术在儿童肱骨髁上骨折闭合复位经皮穿针中的应用

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    杨杰; 孙辽军; 余贤斌; 胡炜; 陈华; 郭晓山

    2014-01-01

    目的 应用操纵杆技术对儿童肱骨髁上骨折进行闭合复位经皮穿针治疗,并将其与常规的手法牵引复位进行比较.方法 2009年2月至2012年2月,收治48例年龄4~12岁的儿童肱骨髁上骨折患儿,24例采用操纵杆技术进行闭合复位经皮穿针治疗(A组),24例采用常规的手法牵引复位经皮穿针治疗(B组),术前两组患儿一般资料具有可比性.分别对两组患儿手术时间、住院时间、术后的影像学结果、临床疗效及并发症等进行对比分析.结果 A组24例全部成功闭合复位,B组成功闭合复位18例,6例行切开复位,两组需要行切开复位的比率相比有显著性差异(A组0/24,B组6/24,P=0.009).A组平均手术时间(30.5±8.5)min,平均住院时间(3.4±1.6)d,平均骨折愈合时间(5.8±1.5)周;B组平均手术时间(46.0±18.0)min,平均住院时间(3.6±1.4)d,平均骨折愈合时间(5.6±1.6)周.A组手术时间比B组明显缩短,两组差异有统计学意义(P=0.001).两组骨折愈合时间、住院时间、并发症发生率、影像学结果及患肢功能结果差异无统计学意义.结论 与手法牵引复位相比,应用操纵杆技术能显著提高儿童肱骨髁上骨折闭合复位的成功率,可明显缩短手术时间,且不会增加术后并发症,对患肢的放射学及功能结果也无明显影响,值得推崇.%Objective To explore the application of joystick technique for supracondylar fracture of humerus in children undergoing closed reduction and percutaneous pinning and compare it with manual traction reduction.Methods From February 2009 to February 2012,48 patients aged 4-12 years with humeral supracondylar fracture underwent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning.Twenty-four cases (group A) used joystick technique for closed reduction while 24 cases (group B) manual traction for closed reduction.Preoperative demographic data were comparable between two groups.The operative duration,hospitalization length

  16. Treatment of calcaneal fracture with the traction and external fixator apparatus%跟骨外固定牵引器治疗跟骨骨折

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    隋福革; 符强; 张达; 汪群; 滕家松; 赵丛然; 郭明峰; 冀成山; 韩秀英

    2005-01-01

    目的:探讨应用跟骨外固定牵引器治疗跟骨骨折的疗效.方法:采用自行研制的跟骨外固定牵引器,于跟骨结节横穿1枚斯氏针配合手法复位治疗跟骨骨折病人53例,55个跟骨,进行临床观察.结果:本组跟骨骨折病人48例得到平均3.4年的随访,功能恢复良好,优良率91.6%.结论:跟骨外固定牵引器治疗跟骨骨折复位好,牵引固定可靠,损伤小,感染率低,可早期功能锻炼,外固定器本身结构简单,便于操作.

  17. Fracture Criterion for Fracture Mechanics of Magnets

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    潘灏; 杨文涛

    2003-01-01

    The applicability and limitation of some fracture criteria in the fracture mechanics of magnets are studied.It is shown that the magnetic field intensity factor can be used as a fracture criterion when the crack in a magnet is only affected by a magnetic field. For some magnetostrictive materials in which the components of magnetostriction strain do not satisfy the compatibility equation of deformation, the stress intensity factor can no longer be effectively applicable as a fracture criterion when the crack in a magnet is affected by a magnetic field and mechanical loads simultaneously.

  18. Fracture-correlated lineaments at Great Bay, southeastern New Hampshire

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    Degnan, James R.; Clark, Stewart F.

    2002-01-01

    Analysis by remote-sensing techniques and observations of exposed bedrock structure were preliminary steps taken in a study to locate potential bedrock-fracture zones that may store and transmit ground water near Great Bay, N.H. To help correlate lineaments on the surface with fractures, structural measurements were made at exposed bedrock, largely along the shoreline of the bay, and analyzed to identify fracture trends and fracture characteristics. With these fracture data, lineament-filtering techniques, such as (1) buffer analysis around individual lineaments, (2) discrete-measurement analysis by domain, and (3) spacing-normalized analysis by domain, identified 'fracture-correlated lineaments.' Of the 927 lineaments identified in the study area (180 square kilometers), 406 (44 percent) were evaluated because they either were located within 305 meters of an outcrop with fracture data or intersected one of five 3,300-meter-square grid domain cells that encompassed the fracture data. Of the 406 lineaments, 190 (47 percent) are fracture correlated, although only 15 percent were correlated by more than one filtering technique. The large number of lineaments found in areas of thin glacial overburden and high densities of fractured outcrops suggests that filtering techniques are useful in these areas to selectively identify fracture-correlated lineaments. Fractures parallel to bedding in the Kittery Formation are open locally and often associated with vugs, with up to 1-centimeter aperture, and may provide appreciable secondary porosity in this rock unit. Discrete-measurement analysis by domain identified fracture-correlated lineaments with orientations parallel to these open and vug-filled fractures. Fracture-correlated lineaments related to closely spaced fractures were identified by the spacing-normalized analysis by domain. Analysis results may be used to indicate the potential bedrock pathways for ground-water-discharge points along the shoreline of Great Bay.

  19. RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY IN THE TREATMENT OF SURFACE FORMS OF CALCANEal OSTEOMYELITIS

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    E. S. Tsybul’

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available One of the most common complications associated with the treatment of calcaneus fracturesis, a necrosis of the edges of the surgical wound and as a result – chronic nonhealing ulcers of the heel region and osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. In the structure of skeletal lesions osteomyelitic chronic osteomyelitis of the calcaneus occurs in 3.1–14.8% of cases, and in relation to the bones of the foot – up to 51%. At the same time after open fractures of the total incidence of deep infection from soft tissue even higher than that for the surface (12.2% vs. 9.6%. The traditional approach to the treatment of osteomyelitis of the calcaneus is often accompanied by poor performance with recurrent osteomyelitis process and highsubsequent disability of working age.Objective: to identify opportunities and assess the effectiveness of the use of reconstructive microsurgery techniques in the treatment of patients with superficial forms of osteomyelitis of the calcaneus, accompanied by the presence of soft tissue defect.Materials and мethods.The results of treatment of 28 patients with superficial forms of osteomyelitis of the calcaneus, which in the period from 2006 to 2013 in RNIITO them. R.R.Vredena were performed reconstructive plastic surgery using microsurgical techniques. Defects covering tissues were located on the sole (20 and back-side surfaces (8 of the calcaneus. Scope of interventions included the radical surgical treatment of osteomyelitis focus, marginal resection of the affected heel bone and tissue replacement of defect cover flap with axial blood supply.Results. With the localization of the defect cover tissues to non-reference surface of the heel region was carried out free plastic ray skin-fascial flap (9 cases. When the location of the defect on the plantar surface of the heel region favored medial plantar flap (10 cases. However, the presence of scarring and damage to the medial plantar artery was performed

  20. Percutaneous AO Kirschner wire plus tension band wire fixation for patella closed transverse fracture%经皮穿刺克氏针加张力带钢丝固定治疗闭合性髌骨横断骨折

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    赵斌修; 王坤正

    2007-01-01

    手术方法具有创伤小、恢复快及术区美观等特点,并能允许膝关节早期活动,临床疗效满意.%BACKGROUND: Tension band suture fixation is always used in treating patellar fracture, and its modified method of Kirschner wire plus tension band steel-wire is also widely applied. But because the traditional surgery always causes massive incision and scar formation, it affects the appearance and function of knee joint.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical curative effect of percutaneous puncture plus tension zone steel-wire fixation for the treatment of patella closed transverse fracture.DESIGN: Retrospective analysis:SETTING: Second Hospital of Medical College, Xi'an Jiaotong University.PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-nine patients with closed patellar transverse fracture admitted by Department of Orthopedics,Medical College of Xi'an Jiaotong University were selected from an average age of 36 years old. Only people that were diagnosed by X-ray as closed patellar transverse fracture were enrolled, and the informed consent was obtained from them.jostled until resetting, and then the fractured pieces were clamped by a clavical clamp to fix. Two incisions were made at the upper and lower ends of patella, and two were penetrated from the incision until its tip out of the lower hole of the same Kirschner wire under skin. The soft steel wire was drawn tightly and bended along the tip of Kirschner wire. The three-grading method, and the recovery of patients in 4 years after operation was evaluated according to the composite evaluation means about the knee joint established by Xu et al (pain, movement range of knee joint and reset of the fracture in patellar face. Meanwhile, the postoperative complications were observed.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Wound healing, postoperative functional recovery and complications of patients.cases scored in grade 1, accounted for 93%, 2 cases in grade 2, accounted for 7%, who were recovered after change of means about the knee joint

  1. Open reduction and internal fixation of OTA type C2-C4 fractures of the calcaneus with a triple-plate technique.

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    Brunner, Alexander; Müller, Jochen; Regazzoni, Pietro; Babst, Reto

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to present a surgical technique of open reduction and internal fixation of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures with 3 AO mini-fragment plates and to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of a consecutive group of patients after a mean follow-up of 41.7 months. A series of 54 patients (16 women and 38 men) with 62 calcaneal fractures were treated over a period of 6.5 years. Forty-five patients with 50 calcaneal fractures were completely clinically and radiologically followed up. Clinical follow-up included assessment of range of motion, pain according to a visual analogue scale, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society hindfoot score, and the short-form 36 health survey. Radiological follow-up included plain axial and lateral radiographs and measurement of the Böhler's angle and Gissane's angle. Independent Student's t test and paired Student's t test were used alongside the chi-square test to compare clinical and radiological data and score values between different groups of patients. Eleven patients showed breakage of the osteosynthesis material during the healing process and 2 patients sustained deep wound infection requiring revision surgery. At the final follow-up all fractures had healed. The average range of motion was supination 26.4° (range 0° to 50°; SD 11.6°), pronation 15.4° (range 0° to 30°; SD 6.4°), dorsal extension 14.3° (range -10° to 30°; SD 8.0°), and plantarflexion 39.6° (range 20° to 65°; SD 11.7°). Patients with OTA type C4 fractures achieved significantly lower supination (p fracture types. The mean visual analog scale pain score was 3.6 (range 0 to 8; SD 2.3) points, average American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society hindfoot score was 70.8 (range 33 to 100; SD 17.1) points, and the mean short-form 36 score was 60.98 (range 22.9 to 93.0; SD 18.4) points. The mean postoperative Böhler's angle was 28.9° (range 8° to 38°; SD 7.1°), which decreased to 23.6° (range 4

  2. Impaired Fracture Healing after Hemorrhagic Shock

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    Philipp Lichte

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Impaired fracture healing can occur in severely injured patients with hemorrhagic shock due to decreased soft tissue perfusion after trauma. We investigated the effects of fracture healing in a standardized pressure controlled hemorrhagic shock model in mice, to test the hypothesis that bleeding is relevant in the bone healing response. Male C57/BL6 mice were subjected to a closed femoral shaft fracture stabilized by intramedullary nailing. One group was additionally subjected to pressure controlled hemorrhagic shock (HS, mean arterial pressure (MAP of 35 mmHg for 90 minutes. Serum cytokines (IL-6, KC, MCP-1, and TNF-α were analyzed 6 hours after shock. Fracture healing was assessed 21 days after fracture. Hemorrhagic shock is associated with a significant increase in serum inflammatory cytokines in the early phase. Histologic analysis demonstrated a significantly decreased number of osteoclasts, a decrease in bone quality, and more cartilage islands after hemorrhagic shock. μCT analysis showed a trend towards decreased bone tissue mineral density in the HS group. Mechanical testing revealed no difference in tensile failure. Our results suggest a delay in fracture healing after hemorrhagic shock. This may be due to significantly diminished osteoclast recruitment. The exact mechanisms should be studied further, particularly during earlier stages of fracture healing.

  3. Hip fracture surgery

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    ... neck fracture repair; Trochanteric fracture repair; Hip pinning surgery; Osteoarthritis-hip ... You may receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means ... spinal anesthesia. With this kind of anesthesia, medicine is ...

  4. Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000553.htm Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare To use the sharing features on ... that connect your ankle to your toes. A stress fracture is a break in the bone that ...

  5. The hydraulic fracturing of geothermal formations

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    Naceur, K. Ben; Economides, M.J.; Schlumberger, Dowell

    1988-01-01

    Hydraulic fracturing has been attempted in geothermal formations as a means to stimulate both production and injection wells. Since most geothermal formations contain fissures and on occasion massive natural fissures, the production behavior of the man-made fractures results in certain characteristic trends. A model is offered that allows the presence of a finite or infinite conductivity fracture intercepting a fissured medium. The method is based on a numerical discretization of the formation allowing transient interporosity flow. Type curves for pressure drawdown and cumulative production are given for infinite acting and closed reservoirs. Since most of the fissured formations exhibit a degree of anisotropy, the effects of the orientation of the hydraulic fracture with respect to the fissure planes, and of the ratio between the directional permeabilities are then discussed. Guidelines are offered as to the size of appropriate stimulation treatments based on the observed fissured behavior of the reservoir.

  6. Identifying osteoporotic vertebral fracture

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    Griffith, James F.

    2015-01-01

    Osteoporosis per se is not a harmful disease. It is the sequela of osteoporosis and most particularly the occurrence of osteoporotic fracture that makes osteoporosis a serious medical condition. All of the preventative measures, investigations, treatment and research into osteoporosis have one primary goal and that is to prevent the occurrence of osteoporotic fracture. Vertebral fracture is by far and away the most prevalent osteoporotic fracture. The significance and diagnosis of vertebral f...

  7. Imaging of insufficiency fractures

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    Krestan, Christian [Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Waehringerstr. 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: christian.krestan@meduniwien.ac.at; Hojreh, Azadeh [Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Waehringerstr. 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

    2009-09-15

    This review focuses on the occurrence, imaging and differential diagnosis of insufficiency fractures. Prevalence, the most common sites of insufficiency fractures and their clinical implications are discussed. Insufficiency fractures occur with normal stress exerted on weakened bone. Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most common cause of insufficiency fractures. Other conditions which affect bone turnover include osteomalacia, hyperparathyroidism, chronic renal failure and high-dose glucocorticoid therapy. It is a challenge for the radiologist to detect and diagnose insufficiency fractures, and to differentiate them from other bone lesions. Radiographs are still the most widely used imaging method for identification of insufficiency fractures, but sensitivity is limited, depending on the location of the fractures. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a very sensitive tool to visualize bone marrow abnormalities associated with insufficiency fractures. Thin section, multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) depicts subtle fracture lines allowing direct visualization of cortical and trabecular bone. Bone scintigraphy still plays a role in detecting fractures, with good sensitivity but limited specificity. The most important differential diagnosis is underlying malignant disease leading to pathologic fractures. Bone densitometry and clinical history may also be helpful in confirming the diagnosis of insufficiency fractures.

  8. Fracture prevention in men

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    Geusens, PP; Sambrook, P.N.; Lems, W.F.

    2009-01-01

    The lifetime risk of experiencing a fracture in 50-year-old men is lower (20%) than the risk in women (50%). Consequently, much less research has been carried out on osteoporosis and fracture risk in men. Differences in the risk and incidence of fractures between men and women are related to differe

  9. Estimating the hydraulic conductivity of two-dimensional fracture networks

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    Leung, C. T.; Zimmerman, R. W.

    2010-12-01

    explanation is that the conductivities of the bonds that meet at a given node in a fracture network do not satisfy the usual assumption of being uncorrelated; rather, the conductances of at least two of these bonds are highly correlated, as they represent the incoming and outgoing branches of the same fracture. The effective conductance of our idealized “equivalent network” is then trivial to calculate. We find that this estimate of the hydraulic conductivity agrees very closely with the numerically computed value, essentially for all fracture densities that are not too close to the percolation threshold. Moreover, the same methodology applies regardless of whether the fracture lengths are distributed lognormally, or according to a power law.

  10. Clinical outcome after surgical treatment of transitional fractures of the distal tibia in children

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    Strohm, P C; Hauschild, O; Reising, K;

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Fractures affecting a partially closed physis are described as transitional fractures. The distal tibia is one of the most common locations for transitional fractures second only to the distal radius. Aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologi...

  11. Arthroscopic removal of intraarticular fragments following fracture dislocation of the hip

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    Bagaria Vaibhav

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We report here a case of posterior dislocation of hip with fracture of posterior lip of acetabulum, with retained fracture fragments after a successful closed reduction. The fractured fragments were removed by arthroscopy of the hip. The technique of hip arthroscopy used in removing the fragments is discussed.

  12. Stress fractures in runners.

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    McCormick, Frank; Nwachukwu, Benedict U; Provencher, Matthew T

    2012-04-01

    Stress fractures are a relatively common entity in athletes, in particular, runners. Physicians and health care providers should maintain a high index of suspicion for stress fractures in runners presenting with insidious onset of focal bone tenderness associated with recent changes in training intensity or regimen. It is particularly important to recognize “high-risk” fractures, as these are associated with an increased risk of complication. A patient with confirmed radiographic evidence of a high-risk stress fracture should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Runners may benefit from orthotics, cushioned sneakers, interval training, and vitamin/calcium supplementation as a means of stress fracture prevention.

  13. Role of MRI in hip fractures, including stress fractures, occult fractures, avulsion fractures

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    Nachtrab, O. [Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry Shropshire SY10 7AG (United Kingdom); Cassar-Pullicino, V.N., E-mail: Victor.Pullicino@rjah.nhs.uk [Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry Shropshire SY10 7AG (United Kingdom); Lalam, R.; Tins, B.; Tyrrell, P.N.M.; Singh, J. [Department of Radiology, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry Shropshire SY10 7AG (United Kingdom)

    2012-12-15

    MR imaging plays a vital role in the diagnosis and management of hip fractures in all age groups, in a large spectrum of patient groups spanning the elderly and sporting population. It allows a confident exclusion of fracture, differentiation of bony from soft tissue injury and an early confident detection of fractures. There is a spectrum of MR findings which in part is dictated by the type and cause of the fracture which the radiologist needs to be familiar with. Judicious but prompt utilisation of MR in patients with suspected hip fractures has a positive therapeutic impact with healthcare cost benefits as well as social care benefits.

  14. Proximal humerus fractures.

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    Price, Matthew C; Horn, Pamela L; Latshaw, James C

    2013-01-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are among the most common fractures associated with osteoporosis. With an aging population, incidence of these fractures will only increase. The proximal humerus not only forms the lateral portion of the shoulder articulation but also has significant associations with musculoskeletal and neurovascular structures. As a result, fractures of the proximal humerus can significantly impact not only the function of the shoulder joint, but the health and function of the entire upper extremity as well. Understanding of these fractures, the management options, and associated nursing care, can help reduce morbidity rate and improve functional outcomes.

  15. Application of extended Gamma 3 intramedullary nail closed reduction in treatment of the subtrochanteric comminuted fracture%应用加长Gamma 3髓内钉闭合复位治疗股骨粗隆下粉碎性骨折

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    陈科明; 陈雪兰; 于志勇; 白龙; 叶军; 黄从伍

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察加长Gamma3髓内钉闭合复位在股骨粗隆下粉碎性骨折中的应用效果。方法选择我院2010年1月~2013年12月收治的80例股骨粗隆下粉碎性骨折患者为研究对象,均行闭合复位治疗,随机将其分为治疗组(n=46),行加长Gamma 3髓内钉治疗,对照组(n=34)行动力髋螺钉治疗,术后随访12个月,比较两组手术结果、骨折愈合时间、功能恢复及并发症等情况。结果两组手术时间[(57.34±11.52)min vs(67.25±18.38)min]、术中出血量[(145.78±28.57)mL vs (264.55±25.26)mL]、住院时间[(14.20±2.63)d vs (18.65±3.00)d]及骨折愈合时间[(10.38±2.46)周 vs(14.21±2.24)周]比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。另外随访1年,两组功能恢复优良率(91.30% vs 82.35%)比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),但两组并发症发生率(2.17% vs 17.65%)比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论股骨粗隆下粉碎性骨折应用加长Gamma 3髓内钉闭合复位治疗,功能恢复良好,并发症少,值得临床推广。%Objective To observe the application effect of extended Gamma 3 intramedullary nail close reduction in treatment of the subtrochanteric comminuted fracture. Methods A total of 80 cases of patients with subtrochanteric comminuted fracture treated in our hospital from January 2010 to December 2013 were selected as the research objects, and recieved closed reduction treatment, and they were randomly divided into the treatment group (n=46), which were given the treatment of extended Gamma 3 intramedullary nail, and the control group (n=34), which were given the treatment of dynamic hip screws. During the 12 months of postoperation follow up, the surgical results, fracture healing time, functional recovery and complications of the patients in two groups were compared. Results The operation time of two groups was (57.34±11.52) minutes vs (67.25±18

  16. Orbital fractures: a review

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    Jeffrey M Joseph

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Jeffrey M Joseph, Ioannis P GlavasDivision of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, USA; Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York, NY, USAAbstract: This review of orbital fractures has three goals: 1 to understand the clinically relevant orbital anatomy with regard to periorbital trauma and orbital fractures, 2 to explain how to assess and examine a patient after periorbital trauma, and 3 to understand the medical and surgical management of orbital fractures. The article aims to summarize the evaluation and management of commonly encountered orbital fractures from the ophthalmologic perspective and to provide an overview for all practicing ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists in training.Keywords: orbit, trauma, fracture, orbital floor, medial wall, zygomatic, zygomatic complex, zmc fracture, zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures 

  17. [Fractures of carpal bones].

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    Lögters, T; Windolf, J

    2016-10-01

    Fractures of the carpal bones are uncommon. On standard radiographs fractures are often not recognized and a computed tomography (CT) scan is the diagnostic method of choice. The aim of treatment is to restore pain-free and full functioning of the hand. A distinction is made between stable and unstable carpal fractures. Stable non-displaced fractures can be treated conservatively. Unstable and displaced fractures have an increased risk of arthritis and non-union and should be stabilized by screws or k‑wires. If treated adequately, fractures of the carpal bones have a good prognosis. Unstable and dislocated fractures have an increased risk for non-union. The subsequent development of carpal collapse with arthrosis is a severe consequence of non-union, which has a heterogeneous prognosis.

  18. Comparison of the Calcaneal Pitch Angle and Modified Projection Area Per Length Squared Method for Medial Longitudinal Arch Evaluation of the Foot

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    Esat Kıter2

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the calcaneal pitch angle (CPA values measured on direct lateral radiographs of feet, and the modified projection area per length squared (PAL, which was calculated as a new method for the evaluation of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA of the foot.Material and Methods: Direct lateral radiographs of patients who had weightbearing feet radiographies for any reason except trauma were retrospectively obtained from the archives. Direct lateral radiographs of the feet were printed and a transparent sheet was placed on it. A straight line was drawn between the most plantar process of the calcaneus and the head of the first metatarsal bone for the calculation of the PAL of the MLA. Two semilunar arcs were drawn upon this straight line. PAL1 and PAL2 were estimated using a point-counting technique. The CPA, lateral talo-calcaneal angles (LTCA, and talo-first metatarsal angles (TFMA were measured. The correlations between PAL1, PAL2 of right and left feet and CPA, LTCA, and TFMA were explored.Results: Fifty patients (27 females, 23 males with a mean age of 40.12 (4-78 years were evaluated. Significant correlations were detected between PAL1, PAL2 and CPA, and TFMA for both right and left feet (p<0.05. Conclusion: A significant correlation was detected between the modified PAL method as a new technique and the standard CPA method for MLA evaluation. The PAL method is suggested as a simple and practical method for MLA evaluation.

  19. Long term surgical treatment outcome of talar body fracture

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    Ramesh Kumar Sen; Sujit Kumar Tripathy; Shakthivel RR Manoharan; Vibhu Krishnan; Tajir Tamuk; Vanyambadi Jagadeesh

    2011-01-01

    Objective: Talar body fractures are rare and have poor treatment outcome. The purpose of this study is to report the long term surgical treatment outcome of closed talar dome fractures.Methods: Eight closed talar body fractures, treated by open reduction and internal fixation with small fragment cancellous screws and/or Herbert screws in our level Ⅰ trauma centre were retrospectively analyzed. Preoperative and postoperative radiographs of the foot (antero-posterior, lateral and oblique views) and ankle (antero-posterior, lateral and mortise views) were obtained. The patients were followed up both radiologically and functionally (foot function index, FFI) after 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and then annually.Results: There were five crush fractures and three shear fractures (two sagittal shear and one coronal shear),with average follow-up of 5 years. No early complications were noticed in these patients. Late complications included osteoarthrosis of subtalar/ankle joints in six patients and osteonecrosis oftalar body in four patients. On functional assessment, mean FFI after 5 years was 104.63 points and worse outcome was noticed in crush injury and coronal shear fractures. Sagittal shear fractures had a good functional and radiological outcome.Conclusions: Late complications subsequent to surgically treated talar body fractures are inevitable, even though exact reduction and rigid fixation are achieved, thus patients are supposed to be counseled about the adverse outcome. Although crush and coronal shear fractures have poor outcome, sagittal injuries have good prognosis on long term evaluation.

  20. PHILOS humerus plate for a distal tibial fracture.

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    Twaij, Haider; Damany, Dev

    2013-01-04

    This report discusses the use of an alternative implant in the emergency fixation of a distal tibial fracture. We planned to fix the shear-type medial malleolar fracture in a closed, tri-malleolar fracture with a locking distal tibial plate. Intra-operatively, it was noted that the required plate was unavailable. A PHILOS humeral plate seemed to fit the contours of the distal tibia. The broad end of the PHILOS, when placed distally, gave options to place locking screws in the medial malleolar fragment. The fracture was stable after fixation. The patient made a full post-operative recovery and follow-up at 4 months was satisfactory. Despite adequate planning, there will be instances where one has to improvise. An understanding of the principles of fracture management can aid in finding solutions. PHILOS humeral plate may be used to stabilize a distal tibial fracture if an appropriate distal tibial locking plate is not available.

  1. Coupled exofixator for comminuted fracture of humeral shaft

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    马红如; 马树林; 尹同珍

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To report and assess the efficacy of a coupled exofixator in the treatment of comminuted fracture of the humeral shaft.Methods: From June 1999 to September 2003, 24 patients with comminuted fracture of the humeral shaft were treated in our department, in whom 11 were involved in left humerus fractures and 13 in right humerus fractures. Closed reduction or open reduction with a small incision as well as a coupled exofixator was used to treat these patients. Results: All cases got anatomical reduction after 6-12 months follow-up. The time for fracture union averaged 5.8 months with a good functional recovery of the shoulder-elbow joints. Conclusions: The coupled exofixator is favorable to the treatment of comminuted humeral shaft fractures. It can shorten union time and avoid nonunion occurrence.

  2. [Fracture endoprosthesis of distal humerus fractures].

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    Müller, L P; Wegmann, K; Burkhart, K J

    2013-08-01

    The treatment of choice for fractures of the distal humerus is double plate osteosynthesis. Due to anatomical preshaped angle stable plates the primary stability and management of soft tissues has been improved. However, osteoporotic comminuted fractures in the elderly are often not amenable to stable osteosynthesis and total elbow arthroplasty has been established as an alternative therapy. Although complication rates have been reduced, complications of total elbow arthroplasty are still much more frequent than in total hip replacement. Furthermore, patients are advised not to exceed a weight bearing of 5 kg. Therefore, the indications for elbow arthroplasty must be evaluated very strictly and should be reserved for comminuted distal humeral fractures in the elderly with poor bone quality that are not amenable to stable osteosynthesis or for simple fractures in cases of preexisting symptomatic osteoarthritis. This article introduces and discusses modern concepts of elbow arthroplasty, such as modular convertible prosthesis systems, hemiarthroplasty and radial head replacement in total elbow arthroplasty.

  3. Tibiofibula Transposition in High-Energy Fractures

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    Peter R. Loughenbury

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We report two cases of failed attempts at closed reduction of high-energy tibial fractures with an associated fibula fracture. The first case was a 39-year-old male involved in high-speed motorbike collision, while the second was a 14-year-old male who injured his leg following a fall of three metres. Emergency medical services at the scenes of the accidents reported a 90-degree valgus deformity of the injured limb and both limbs were realigned on scene and stabilized. Adequate alignment of the tibia could not be achieved by manipulation under sedation or anaesthesia. Open reduction and exposure of the fracture sites revealed that the distal fibula fragment was “transposed” and entrapped in the medulla of the proximal tibial fragment. Reduction required simulation of the mechanism of injury in order to disengage the fragments and allow reduction. Tibiofibula transposition is a rare complication of high-energy lower limb fractures which has not previously been reported and may prevent adequate closed reduction. Impaction of the distal fibula within the tibial medulla occurs as the limb is realigned by paramedic staff before transfer to hospital. We recommend that when this complication is identified the patient is transferred to the operating room for open reduction and stabilization of the fracture.

  4. Treatment of diaphyseal forearm fractures in children

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    Matthew L. Vopat

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Both bone forearm fractures are common orthopedic injuries. Optimal treatment is dictated not only by fracture characteristics but also patient age. In the pediatric population, acceptable alignment can tolerate greater fracture displacement due to the bone’s ability to remodel with remaining growth. Generally, these fractures can be successfully managed with closed reduction and casting, however operative fixation may also be required. The optimal method of fixation has not been clearly established. Currently, the most common operative interventions are open reduction with plate fixation versus closed or open reduction with intramedullary fixation. Plating has advantages of being more familiar to many surgeons, being theoretically superior in the ability to restore radial bow, and providing the possibility of hardware retention. Recently, intramedullary nailing has been gaining popularity due to decreased soft tissue dissection; however, a second operation is needed for hardware removal generally 6 months after the index procedure. Current literature has not established the superiority of one surgical method over the other. The goal of this manuscript is to review the current literature on the treatment of pediatric forearm fractures and provide clinical recommendations for optimal treatment, focusing specifically on children ages 3-10 years old.

  5. Tosic external fixator in the management of proximal tibial fractures in adults.

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    Tosic, A; Ebraheim, N A; Abou Chakra, I; Emara, K

    2001-06-01

    This retrospective clinical study assessed proximal tibial fractures managed with the Tosic external fixator. Nineteen patients with 21 proximal tibial fractures treated with the Tosic external fixator between July 1997 and October 1998 comprised the study population. Eleven fractures were graded as 41A2, 3 fractures as 41 A3, 4 fractures as 41C1, and 3 fractures as 41 C2. Fourteen fractures were closed, and 7 fractures were open. Average time to healing was 1 7 weeks. No revision of fixation was needed. There were five cases of pin tract infection. Average range of knee motion was 2 degrees-135 degrees. These results indicate the Tosic external fixator is an efficient and simple way to treat proximal tibial metaphyseal fractures.

  6. Rock fracture image acquisition with both visible and ultraviolet illuminations

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    Wang, Weixing; Hakami, Eva

    2006-02-01

    Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) have identified the need for a better understanding of radionuclide transport and retention processes in fractured rock since 1994. In the study, the first hard problem is to obtain rock fracture images of a good quality, since rock surface is very rough, and composed of complicated and multiple fractures, as a result, image acquisition is the first important. As a cooperation project between Sweden and China, we sampled a number of rock specimens for analyzing rock fracture network by visible and ultraviolet image technique, in the field. The samples are resin injected, in which way; opened fractures can be seen clearly by means of UV light illumination, and the rock surface information can be obtained by using visible optical illumination. We used different digital cameras and microscope to take images by two illuminations. From the same samples; we found that UV illumination image gives the clear information of fracture opening or closing, and the visible optical illumination gives the information of the rock surface (e.g. filling materials inside of fractures). By applying this technique, the minimum width of rock fracture 0.01 mm can be analyzed. This paper presents: (1) Rock fracture image acquiring techniques; (2) Rock fracture image acquisition by using UV light illumination and visible optical illumination; and (3) Conclusions. The studied method can be used both in the field and a laboratory.

  7. Analytic crack solutions for tilt fields around hydraulic fractures

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    Warpinski, N.R.

    2000-01-05

    The recent development of downhole tiltmeter arrays for monitoring hydraulic fractures has provided new information on fracture growth and geometry. These downhole arrays offer the significant advantages of being close to the fracture (large signal) and being unaffected by the free surface. As with surface tiltmeter data, analysis of these measurements requires the inversion of a crack or dislocation model. To supplement the dislocation models of Davis [1983], Okada [1992] and others, this work has extended several elastic crack solutions to provide tilt calculations. The solutions include constant-pressure 2D, penny-shaped, and 3D-elliptic cracks and a 2D-variable-pressure crack. Equations are developed for an arbitrary inclined fracture in an infinite elastic space. Effects of fracture height, fracture length, fracture dip, fracture azimuth, fracture width and monitoring distance on the tilt distribution are given, as well as comparisons with the dislocation model. The results show that the tilt measurements are very sensitive to the fracture dimensions, but also that it is difficult to separate the competing effects of the various parameters.

  8. 两种手术方法治疗儿童不可复性肱骨髁上骨折的疗效比较%Limited open reduction with internal fixation versus closed reduction with external fixation in the treatment of irreducible supracondylar humerus fractures in children: an outcome comparison

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    李凡; 李明静; 刘郁东; 徐剑; 胡涛

    2016-01-01

    目的 比较有限切开复位克氏针经皮内固定与闭合复位外固定支架外固定治疗儿童不可复性肱骨髁上骨折的疗效.方法 自2012年1月至2014年1月,我们共收治34例儿童不可复性Gartland Ⅲ型肱骨髁上骨折患儿,其中18例行有限切开复位克氏针经皮内固定(内固定组),16例行闭合复位外固定支架外固定(外固定组).比较两组患儿的手术时间、术中透视次数、骨折愈合时间、术后3d与2个月时Baumann角的变化及肘关节功能.结果 术后所有患儿均获得随访,时间为12~24个月,平均16.5个月.内固定组手术时间(49.1±6.6)min较外固定组(72.3±12.6)min短,术中透视次数(3.6±0.9)次较外固定组(10.1±2.0)次少,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).两组患儿均在术后4周获骨折临床愈合,术后2个月获骨性愈合.内固定组术后3d与2个月时Baumann角变化(2.4±1.3)°与外固定组(6.1±2.1)°比较,差异有统计学意义(P< 0.0001).按照Flynn肘关节评分标准评定疗效:术后3个月内固定组优良率为27.8%(5/18),外固定组为25.0%(4/16);术后1年内固定组优良率为99.4%(17/18)、外固定组为81.3%(13/16).两组患儿均无骨折延迟愈合、骨筋膜室综合征及医源性血管神经损伤等并发症.结论 有限切开复位克氏针经皮内固定与闭合复位外固定支架外固定治疗儿童不可复性Gartland Ⅲ型肱骨髁上骨折,骨折愈合时间相同,但前者可获得更满意的复位、更稳定的固定、更好的肘关节功能,而且手术时间短,术中透视次数少.%Objective To compare the clinical results of treating irreducible supracondylar humerus fractures (Gartland type Ⅲ) in children with limited open reduction and internal fixation versus closed reduction with external fixator.Methods The clinical data of 34 pediatric patients who had been treated for supracondylar humerus fractures (Gartland type Ⅲ) from January 2012 to January 2014 were

  9. 小夹板与石膏外固定治疗老年C型Colles骨折对照研究%Case-control Study on Small Splint and Plaster External Fixation after Closed Manipulative Reduction in the Treatment of Elderly Type C Colles Fractures

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    黄阿勇; 栗国强; 孙玉忠; 武庆生

    2014-01-01

    目的:比较闭合手法整复夹板与石膏外固定治疗老年 C 型 Colles 骨折的临床疗效。方法将96例老年C型Colles骨折患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,各48例。2组闭合手法整复后,治疗组予小夹板外固定,对照组予管形石膏外固定。测量整复前、整复后当天和拆除固定时(第6周)X线桡骨长度、掌倾角及尺偏角变化,观察2组的解剖位置丢失情况。拆除固定后6个月,根据Gartland-Werley腕关节功能评分法进行关节功能评价。结果2组整复后当天、拆除固定时与整复前比较,桡骨长度、掌倾角及尺偏角均有明显改善,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。拆除固定时与整复后当天比较,桡骨长度、掌倾角及尺偏角均有不同程度丢失(P<0.05),对照组丢失程度更为明显(P<0.05)。拆除固定后6个月治疗组腕关节功能优9例,良26例,可6例,差4例,优良率为77.8%(35/45);对照组中优4例,良22例,可10例,差9例,优良率为57.8%(26/45)。治疗组疗效优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论闭合手法整复夹板外固定治疗老年C型Colles骨折比管形石膏固定疗效显著。%Objective To compare the clinical effects of small splint fixation after closed manipulative reduction with plaster external fixation in the treatment of elderly type C Colles fractures.Methods Totally 96 elderly patients with type C Colles fractures were randomly divided into two groups, 48 patients in each group. Both groups were treated with closed manipulative reduction. The fractures were externally fixed with splint in the treatment group, and those were externally fixed with pipe plaster in the control group. The figure of radius length, palmar tilt and ulnar deviation were detected respectively in pre-reduction, the same day with reduction, and the day when external fixation was removed (6th week), in order to evaluated the drop of anatomical position. The therapeutic effects were

  10. 肌皮瓣移植治疗跟骨慢性骨髓炎并皮肤缺损的护理%Nursing of the Chronic Calcaneal Osteomyelitis Combined with Soft Tissue Defect Repair with Myocutaneous Flaps

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    严若芬; 骆渊城; 于德美

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨肌皮瓣移植治疗跟骨慢性骨髓炎并皮肤缺损的护理方法.方法 经过合理的术前指导,精心术后皮瓣血运观察,及时有效的处理血管危象,并做好持续冲洗引流的护理,观察皮瓣成活及慢性跟骨骨髓炎的愈合情况.结果 肌皮瓣移植治疗跟骨慢性骨髓炎并皮肤缺损的患者,皮瓣完全成活,伤口愈合,骨髓炎治愈无复发,患者术后功能恢复良好.结论 正确的术前指导,严格的术后观察,及时有效的处理,正确的术后持续冲洗,是肌皮瓣移植治疗跟骨慢性骨髓炎并皮肤缺损护理的关键.%Objective:Study on the nursing methods of the chronic calcaneal osteomyelitis combined with soft tissue defect repair with myocutaneous flaps Methods:By reasonable of preoperative instruction, elaborate flap blood revolve postoperative, timely and effective management of vascular crisis, and doing well the nurse of continuous irrigation, observed flap surviving and chronic calcaneal osteomyelitis healing Results:all cases transplanted myocutaneous flaps survived, the wound healed, without recurrence of calcaneal osteomyelitis. The function recovery is satisfactory. Conclusion:The key successful factors for the nursing of myocutaneous flap repairing chronic calcaneal osteomyelitis with soft tissue defect is correct preoperative instruction strict postoperative observation timely and effective management right continuous irrigation.

  11. Jaw fractures in children.

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    Kotilainen, R; Kärjä, J; Kullaa-Mikkonen, A

    1990-03-01

    From a total of 350 jaw fractures treated in 1980-1984 at Kuopio University Central Hospital, 20% were in children. These injuries were evaluated retrospectively regarding age, sex, incidence and etiology. Forty-five of the patients were boys and 25 girls. The frequency of maxillary and mandibular fractures in 70 young patients was 28.6%. The most common type of bone fractures was fracture of the alveolar process, which was prevalent in persons with mixed dentition. Before the age of 7 years, falls from height were the common causes of jaw fractures. The major cause of the jaw fractures in children from 7 to 15 years old was road accidents (47.1%), especially in boys. Most of these were cycling accidents, only a few patients were victims of automobile accidents. In addition, about one third (25.7%) of the patients were treated in the hospital because of multiple injuries to other organs.

  12. Pelvic fractures and mortality.

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    K.H. Chong; DeCoster, T.; Osler, T.; Robinson, B.

    1997-01-01

    A retrospective study of all patients (N = 343) with pelvic fractures admitted to our trauma service was conducted to evaluate the impact of pelvic fractures on mortality. All patients sustained additional injuries with an average Injury Severity Score (ISS) of twenty. Thirty-six patients died. This group had more severe pelvic fractures as graded by the Tile classification as well as a greater number and severity of associated injuries. Six patients died as a direct result of pelvic hemorrha...

  13. Oblique Axis Body Fracture

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    Takai, Hirokazu; Konstantinidis, Lukas; Schmal, Hagen;

    2016-01-01

    was uneventful. Conclusions. Oblique type axis body fractures resemble a highly unstable subtype of Anderson type III fractures with the potential of severe secondary deformity following conservative treatment, irrespective of initial grade of displacement. The authors therefore warrant a high index of suspicion......Purpose. Anderson type III odontoid fractures have traditionally been considered stable and treated conservatively. However, unstable cases with unfavorable results following conservative treatment have been reported. Methods. We present the cases of two patients who sustained minimally displaced...

  14. Clinical Observation of External Use of Radix Clematidis with Mature Vinegar for the Treatment of Calcaneal Spur%外用威灵仙配合陈醋治疗跟骨骨刺临床观察

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    张董喆; 史晓林

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To study the clinical effects of external use of radix clematidis with mature vinegar for the treatment of calcaneal spur. Methods:51 patients with calcaneal spur were applied with decoction of radix clematidis and mature vinegar to soak the affected foot, and then the drug dregs and vinegar were used for external application in the affected part. Once a day, and 20 days was regarded as a course of treatment. Results:In 51 patients,20 cases were cured;18 cases were effective;3 cases were ineffective. The effective rate was 94. 1%. Conclusion: External use of radix clematidis with mature vinegar has marked clinical therapeutic effect in treating calcaneal spur.%目的:探讨外用威灵仙配合陈醋治疗跟骨骨刺的临床疗效.方法:将51例跟骨骨刺患者,取威灵仙煎汤加陈醋浸泡患足,药渣加醋外敷患处跟骨,每日1次,连用20 d.结果:51例患者中治愈20例,显效10例,有效18例,无效3例.有效率为94.1%.结论:外用威灵仙配合陈醋治疗跟骨骨刺疗效显著.

  15. [(Impending) pathological fracture].

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    Sutter, P M; Regazzoni, P

    2002-01-01

    Pathological fractures will be encountered in increasing frequency due to more patients with cancer, surviving a longer period. The skeleton is the third most frequent localization for metastases. Breast cancer is still the most common primary tumor, but bone metastases from lung cancer seem to be diagnosed more and more. Despite of finding metastases most often in the spinal column, fractures are seen mostly at the femoral site. A pathological fracture and, in almost all cases, an impending fracture are absolute indication for operation. An exact definition of an "impending fracture" is still lacking; it is widely accepted, that 50 per cent of bone mass must be destroyed before visualization in X-ray is possible, thus defining an impending fracture. The score system by Mirels estimates the fracture risk by means of four parameters (localization, per cent of destructed bone mass, type of metastasis, pain). Improving quality of life, relieving pain, preferably with a single operation and a short length of stay are the goals of (operative) treatment. For fractures of the proximal femur, prosthetic replacement, for fractures of the subtrochanteric region or the shaft, intramedullary nails are recommended. Postoperative radiation therapy possibly avoids tumor progression. In patient with a good long term prognosis, tumor should be removed locally aggressive.

  16. Atraumatic First Rib Fracture

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    Koray Aydogdu

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Rib fractures are usually seen after a trauma, while atraumatic spontaneous rib fractures are quite rare. A first rib fracture identified in our 17 years old female patient who had not a history of trauma except lifting a heavy weight was examined in details in terms of the potential complications and followed-up for a long time. We presented our experience on this case with atraumatic first rib fracture that has different views for the etiology in light of the literature.

  17. Fracture of the styloid process associated with the mandible fracture

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    K N Dubey

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fracture of the styloid process (SP of temporal bone is an uncommon injuries. Fracture of the SP can be associated with the facial injuries including mandible fracture. However, injury to the SP may be concealed and missed diagnosis may lead to the improper or various unnecessary treatments. A rare case of SP fracture associated with the ipsilateral mandibular fracture and also the diagnostic and management considerations of the SP fracture are discussed.

  18. Stabilisation of the fractured fibula plays an important role in the treatment of pilon fractures: a retrospective comparison of fibular fixation methods.

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    Lee, Yih-Shiunn; Chen, Shu-Wen; Chen, Shih-Hao; Chen, Wen-Chiao; Lau, Ming-Jye; Hsu, Tzu-Liang

    2009-06-01

    Ninety-eight pilon fractures associated with ipsilateral distal fibular fracture were included in this study. The pilon fractures were treated by open reduction and plating. The 98 fractures were divided into three groups based on the treatment method of fractured fibula. Group A was composed of 50 fibular fractures treated by open reduction and plate fixation. Group B was composed of 23 fibular fractures treated by open reduction and pin fixation. Group C was composed of 25 fibular fractures treated conservatively by closed reduction. The radiographs were reviewed for adequacy of fracture reduction and posttraumatic arthrosis. At the end of follow-up, the clinical outcomes were evaluated using a rating scale. The three groups were similar in respect to Ruedi type, open fracture grade, and demographics (all p values >0.25). Group A showed a decreasing trend of malunion and ankle arthrosis compared to group C (p = 0.091 and p = 0.099, respectively). Group A had a better clinical outcome than group C (p = 0.008). In addition, group A showed an increasing trend of satisfactory outcome compared to group B (p = 0.096). In conclusion, for pilon fractures associated with ipsilateral fibular fractures, stabilisation of the fractured fibula plays an important role in the decrease of distal tibial malunion and post-traumatic ankle arthrosis as well as improvement of clinical outcomes.

  19. The impact of in-situ stress and outcrop-based fracture geometry on hydraulic aperture and upscaled permeability in fractured reservoirs

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    Bisdom, Kevin; Bertotti, Giovanni; Nick, Hamidreza M.

    2016-10-01

    Aperture has a controlling impact on porosity and permeability and is a source of uncertainty in modeling of naturally fractured reservoirs. This uncertainty results from difficulties in accurately quantifying aperture in the subsurface and from a limited fundamental understanding of the mechanical and diagenetic processes that control aperture. In the absence of cement bridges and high pore pressure, fractures in the subsurface are generally considered to be closed. However, experimental work, outcrop analyses and subsurface data show that some fractures remain open, and that aperture varies even along a single fracture. However, most fracture flow models consider constant apertures for fractures. We create a stress-dependent heterogeneous aperture by combining Finite Element modeling of discrete fracture networks with an empirical aperture model. Using a modeling approach that considers fractures explicitly, we quantify equivalent permeability, i.e. combined matrix and stress-dependent fracture flow. Fracture networks extracted from a large outcropping pavement form the basis of these models. The results show that the angle between fracture strike and σ1 has a controlling impact on aperture and permeability, where hydraulic opening is maximum for an angle of 15°. At this angle, the fracture experiences a minor amount of shear displacement that allows the fracture to remain open even when fluid pressure is lower than the local normal stress. Averaging the heterogeneous aperture to scale up permeability probably results in an underestimation of flow, indicating the need to incorporate full aperture distributions rather than simplified aperture models in reservoir-scale flow models.

  20. Mandibular Ramus Fracture: An Overview of Rare Anatomical Subsite

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    Anendd Jadhav

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. The present study aims at exemplifying the incidence, and aetiology and analyses the outcomes of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF over closed treatment of mandibular ramus fractures. Patients and Method. In the present retrospective analysis of mandibular fracture patients, variables analysed were age, sex, cause of injury, pretreatment occlusion, treatment given, period of maxillo-mandibular fixation (MMF, and posttreatment occlusion. Results. Out of 388 mandibular fractures treated, ramus fractures were 12 (3.09%. In the present study, predominant cause of mandibular ramus fracture was road traffic accident (RTA n = 07 (58.33% followed by fall n = 04 (33.33% and assault n = 1 (8.33%. The average age was 35.9 years with a male predilection. Of these, 9 patients were treated with ORIF while remaining 3 with closed treatment. The average MMF after closed treatment was 21 days and 3 to 5 days after ORIF. There was improvement in occlusion in all 12 patients posttreatment with no major complication except for reduced mouth opening in cases treated with ORIF which recovered with physiotherapy and muscle relaxants. Conclusion. Mandibular ramus fractures accounted for 3.09% with RTA as a common aetiology. ORIF of ramus fractures facilitated adequate functional and anatomic reduction with early return of function.

  1. Long term surgical treatment outcome of talar body fracture

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    Sen Ramesh Kumar

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Objective: Talar body fractures are rare and have poor treatment outcome. The purpose of this study is to report the long term surgical treatment outcome of closed talar dome fractures. Methods: Eight closed talar body fractures, treated by open reduction and internal fixation with small fragment cancellous screws and/or Herbert screws in our level I trauma centre were retrospectively analyzed. Preoperative and postoperative radiographs of the foot (antero-posterior, lateral and oblique views and ankle (antero-posterior, lateral and mortise views were obtained. The patients were followed up both radiologically and functionally (foot function index, FFI after 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and then annually. Results: There were five crush fractures and three shear fractures (two sagittal shear and one coronal shear, with average follow-up of 5 years. No early complications were noticed in these patients. Late complications included osteoarthrosis of subtalar/ankle joints in six patients and osteonecrosis of talar body in four patients. On functional assessment, mean FFI after 5 years was 104.63 points and worse outcome was noticed in crush injury and coronal shear fractures. Sagittal shear fractures had a good functional and radiological outcome. Conclusions: Late complications subsequent to surgically treated talar body fractures are inevitable, even though exact reduction and rigid fixation are achieved, thus patients are supposed to be counseled about the adverse outcome. Although crush and coronal shear fractures have poor outcome, sagittal injuries have good prognosis on long term evaluation. Key words: Fractures, bone; Talus; Fracture fixation, internal

  2. Pneumothorax complicating isolated clavicle fracture.

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    Hani, Redouane; Ennaciri, Badr; Jeddi, Idriss; El Bardouni, Ahmed; Mahfoud, Mustapha; Berrada, Mohamed Saleh

    2015-01-01

    Isolated clavicle fractures are among the commonest of traumatic fractures in the emergency department. Complications of isolated clavicle fractures are rare. Pneumothorax has been described as a complication of a fractured clavicle only rarely in English literature. In all the reported cases, the pneumothorax was treated by a thoracostomy and the clavicle fracture was treated conservatively. In our case, the pneumothorax required a chest drain insertion and the clavicle fracture was treated surgically with good result.

  3. Mandibular Condyle Fractures and Treatment Modalities

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    Halil ibrahim Kisa

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Maxillofacial injuries are most commonly associated with falls, motor and vehicle accidents, sports-related trauma, and interpersonel violence. The complexity of mandibular condyle region and its anatomic proximity to other craniofacial structures complicate diagnosis and treatment. Thus, treatment approaches of mandibular condyle fracture are still controversial. In the literature, different success rates are reported about observation versus treatment, closed reduction versus open reduction and fixation methods. In the present article, controversial issues related to mandibular condyle fractures were reviewed under the light of current literature. In conclusion, the simplest way that can be done with the least risk of complication should be chosen during treatment planning. In addition, current adjunctive treatment methods accelerating healing of fracture should be considered. [Archives Medical Review Journal 2014; 23(4.000: 658-671

  4. IPIRG programs - advances in pipe fracture technology

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    Wilkowski, G.; Olson, R.; Scott, P. [Batelle, Columbus, OH (United States)

    1997-04-01

    This paper presents an overview of the advances made in fracture control technology as a result of the research performed in the International Piping Integrity Research Group (IPIRG) program. The findings from numerous experiments and supporting analyses conducted to investigate the behavior of circumferentially flawed piping and pipe systems subjected to high-rate loading typical of seismic events are summarized. Topics to be discussed include; (1) Seismic loading effects on material properties, (2) Piping system behavior under seismic loads, (3) Advances in elbow fracture evaluations, and (4) {open_quotes}Real{close_quotes} piping system response. The presentation for each topic will be illustrated with data and analytical results. In each case, the state-of-the-art in fracture mechanics prior to the first IPIRG program will be contrasted with the state-of-the-art at the completion of the IPIRG-2 program.

  5. A technique for nailing severely shortened and displaced tibia fractures.

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    Krause, Peter C; Whatley, Adam N; Mautner, James F

    2008-02-01

    Previously described techniques using external fixators or large distractors can simplify the closed nailing of tibia fractures and nonunions. However, delayed intramedullary nailing can be especially challenging when significant shortening or translation has occurred. We present a modification of an old technique for external fixator-assisted closed tibial nailing in these difficult cases.

  6. Radial head fracture - aftercare

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    ... Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 6. Prawer A. Radius and ulna fractures. In: Eiff M, Hatch R, eds. Fracture Management for Primary Care . 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap ... PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Related MedlinePlus Health ...

  7. THORACIC SPINE FRACTURES

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    戴力扬

    2001-01-01

    Objective. To investigate the unique characteristics and treatment of thoracic spine fractures.Methods. Severty-seven patients with thoracic spine fractures were retrospectively reviewed. Of these, therewere 37 compressior fractures, 34 fracture-dislocations, 3 burst fractures and 3 burst-dislocations. Twenty-six pa-tients had a complete lesion of the spinal cord, 14 sustained a neurologically incomplete injury, and 37 wereneurologically intact. Fifty-three patients were treated nonoperatively and 24 treated operatively.Results. All patients were followed up for 2 ~ 15 years. None of the 26 patients with a complete lesion recov-ered any significant function. Of 37 neurologically intact patients, 13 had local pain although all of them re-mained normal function. Two of 14 patients with incomplete paraplegia returned to normal, 7 recovered some func-tion and 5 did not recovered.Conclusions. E ecause of the unique anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine, the classification common-ly applied to thoracolumbar fractures is not suitable for thoracic fractures. Fusion and instrumentation are indicat-ed when the fractures are unstable, while patients with incomplete lesion of the spinal cord may be the candidatesfor supplemented decompression.

  8. Vertebral Fracture Prediction

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    2008-01-01

    Vertebral Fracture Prediction A method of processing data derived from an image of at least part of a spine is provided for estimating the risk of a future fracture in vertebraeof the spine. Position data relating to at least four neighbouring vertebrae of the spine is processed. The curvature...

  9. Fracture development in shale and its relationship to gas accumulation

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    Wenlong Ding

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Shale with high quartz, feldspar and carbonate, will have low Poisson’s ratio, high Young’s modulus and high brittleness. As a result, the shale is conducive to produce natural and induced fractures under external forces. In general, there is a good correlation between fracture development in shale and the volume of brittle minerals present. Shale with high TOC or abnormally high pressure has well-developed fractures. Shale fracture development also shows a positive correlation with total gas accumulation and free gas volume, i.e., the better shale fractures are developed, the greater the gas accumulation and therefore the higher the gas production. Fractures provide migration conduits and accumulation spaces for natural gas and formation water, which are favorable for the volumetric increase of free natural gas. Wider fractures in shale result in gas loss. In North America, there is a high success ratio of shale gas exploration and high gas production from high-angle fracture zones in shale. Good natural gas shows or low yield producers in the Lower Paleozoic marine organic matter-rich rocks in the Sichuan Basin are closely related to the degree of fracture development in brittle shales.

  10. Experience in the management of patients with nasal fractures.

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    Sahily Espino Otero

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Nasal fracture is the most frequent facial trauma; its immediate treatment help avoiding further complications. Objective: to characterize the patients with nasal fracture who meet the criteria for treatment. Method: An observational, descriptive study was developed, including all patients (114 of 15 years or more with nasal fracture received at the Emergency Maxilo-Facial Surgical Department in the provincial hospital of Cienfuegos from June 2006 to April 2007. The studies variables were age, sex, aetiology, clinical signs, classification depending on the fractures focus and direction of the trauma, treatment following the guidelines for good clinical practices and post-treatment assessment. Results: There was higher incidence of males and the age group between 15 and 44. The main cause of fracture were fights, the most frequent clinical sign was epistaxis. The most common fractures were closed fractures and lateral deviation fractures. Most of the patients received immediate treatment. Among the clinical postsurgical sing was nasal congestion. Conclusions: We proved that immediate care should be provided to patients with this kind of fractures with local anaesthesia to avoid further risks.

  11. Seventeen Cases of Calcaneal Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions%跟骨肿瘤与瘤样病变17例

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    张智长; 杨庆诚; 董扬; 曾炳芳

    2011-01-01

    目的 足踝部肿瘤尤其是跟骨肿瘤非常少见,多数临床医师对跟骨肿瘤认识较少,延误诊断和治疗不当很常见.总结并回顾我院治疗的跟骨肿瘤病例及相关文献,评价其诊断及治疗方法.方法 自2003年1月至2007年12月共收治17 例跟骨原发肿瘤,其中男性13 例,女性4 例;年龄13~67 岁,平均年龄31.5 岁.均行病灶刮除植骨术.结果 术后病理证实,跟骨脂肪瘤7 例(8足),软骨母细胞瘤6 例(6足,其中5 例继发动脉瘤样骨囊肿),单纯性骨囊肿2 例(2足),骨内腱鞘囊肿2 例(2足).17 例均获随访,随访时间29~76个月,平均52个月.术后均无复发病例.结论 跟骨肿瘤少见,多为良性,原发或转移性恶性肿瘤罕见.诊断依赖于临床表现、影像学检查和病理检查,多数肿瘤通过临床表现、影像学检查可以明确性质.对良性肿瘤可以随访观察,常规手术方案为经外侧入路行病灶刮除植骨.恶性肿瘤多采取膝下截肢.%Objective Tumors occurred in foot and ankle especially in heel are rare, most clinicians know little of the calcaneal tumors,delayed diagnosis and improper treatment are common. So,review to our hospital for treatment of calcaneal tumor cases,review and summarize the literature and evaluate its diagnostic and treatment methods. Methods Sinccan 2003 to Dec2007,17 cases of primary calcaneal tumors,including 13 males and 4 females,average age 31.5 years,underwent curettage and bone graft. Results Pathologically confirmed,calcaneus lipoma in 7 patients (8 feet), 6 cases of chondroblastoma (6 feet), 5 patients with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst,simple bone cyst in 2cases(2 feet),bone Ganglion cyst in 2 patients (2 feet). 17 cases were followed up for 29-76 months (mean 52 months). There was no recurrence. Conclusion Tumors occurred in calcaneus are rare,most are benign,primary or metastatic malignancy are rare. Diagnosis depends on clinical manifestations,imaging and pathological

  12. Subtrochanteric femur fracture treated by intramedullary fixation

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    Zu-Bin Zhou; Song Chen; You-Shui Gao; Yu-Qiang Sun; Chang-Qing Zhang; Yao Jiang

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To discuss surgical technique, operative efficacy and clinical outcome of intramedullary fixation in the treatment of subtrochanteric femur fractures.Methods: From February 2011 to February 2013, 76 cases of subtrochanteric femur fractures were treated by intramedullary fixation in our hospital, including 53 males and 23 females, with the age range of 37 -72 years (mean 53.5 years).According to Seinsheimer classification, there were 2 cases of type Ⅰ, 7 type Ⅱ,15 type Ⅲ, 23 type Ⅳ and 29 type Ⅴ.Firstly, all patients underwent closed reduction with the guidance of C-arm fluoroscopy in a traction table.Two cases of type Ⅰ and 3 cases of type Ⅲ fractures had ideal closed reduction followed by internal fixation.The others needed additional limited open reduction.Radiographic examination was used to evaluate callus formation and fracture healing in postoperative 1, 3, 6 and 12 months follow-up.Functional recovery was evaluated by Harris Hip Scoring (HHS) system.Results: Patients were followed up for 6-12 months.All fractures were healed except one patient with delayed union.The average bone union time was 4.5 months.According to HHS system, 65 cases were considered as excellent in functional recovery, 8 good, 2 fair and 1 poor.The proportion of the patients with excellent and good recovery was 96.05%.Conclusion: Intramedullary fixation is feasible for the treatment of subtrochanteric femur fracture.The accuracy of intraoperative reduction and surgical skill are important for the clinical outcome and the patients' prognosis.

  13. Dynamic fracture mechanics

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    Kobayashi, A. S.; Ramulu, M.

    1985-01-01

    Dynamic fracture and crack propagation concepts for ductile materials are reviewed. The equations for calculating dynamic stress integrity and the dynamic energy release rate in order to study dynamic crack propagation are provided. The stress intensity factor versus crack velocity relation is investigated. The uses of optical experimental techniques and finite element methods for fracture analyses are described. The fracture criteria for a rapidly propagating crack under mixed mode conditions are discussed; crack extension and fracture criteria under combined tension and shear loading are based on maximum circumferential stress or energy criteria such as strain energy density. The development and use of a Dugdale model and finite element models to represent crack and fracture dynamics are examined.

  14. Non-linear hydrotectonic phenomena: Part I - fluid flow in open fractures under dynamical stress loading

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    Archambeau, C.B. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

    1994-01-01

    A fractured solid under stress loading (or unloading) can be viewed as behaving macroscopically as a medium with internal, hidden, degrees of freedom, wherein changes in fracture geometry (i.e. opening, closing and extension) and flow of fluid and gas within fractures will produce major changes in stresses and strains within the solid. Likewise, the flow process within fractures will be strongly coupled to deformation within the solid through boundary conditions on the fracture surfaces. The effects in the solid can, in part, be phenomenologically represented as inelastic or plastic processes in the macroscopic view. However, there are clearly phenomena associated with fracture growth and open fracture fluid flows that produce effects that can not be described using ordinary inelastic phenomenology. This is evident from the fact that a variety of energy release phenomena can occur, including seismic emissions of previously stored strain energy due to fracture growth, release of disolved gas from fluids in the fractures resulting in enhanced buoyancy and subsequent energetic flows of gas and fluids through the fracture system which can produce raid extension of old fractures and the creation of new ones. Additionally, the flows will be modulated by the opening and closing of fractures due to deformation in the solid, so that the flow process is strongly coupled to dynamical processes in the surrounding solid matrix, some of which are induced by the flow itself.

  15. Iloprost inhibits fracture repair in rats

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    Ali Do(g)an; Fatih Duygun; A.Murat Kalender; Irfan Bayram; Ibrahim Sungur

    2014-01-01

    Background Previous studies have shown that prostaglandins (PGs) dramatically stimulate healing processes in bone.However,the effect of prostaglandin l2 (PGI2) on fracture healing remains unclear.To investigate the effect of PGI2,a study on fracture healing process in closed tibia fractures was designed.Methods Thirty-six Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomized into two groups.On the first day,their right tibias were fractured by three-point bending technique.The study group (n=18) received a single injection of 10 μg/kg iloprost for 5 days,while the control group (n=18) received saline solution in the same way.On the 7th,14th and 28th days following the fracture,six rats were sacrificed and their right legs were harvested in each group.The progression of fracture healing was assessed for each specimen by the scores of radiography (by Lane-Sandhu) and histology (by Huo et al).Results On the 7th day,the radiographic and histologic scores were equal.On the 14th day radiographic total score was 6 and histologic total score was 23 in the iloprost group,whereas radiographic total score was 11 and histologic total score was 33 in the control group.On the 14th day radiographic and histologic scores were significantly decreased in the iloprost group compared to the control group (P <0.05).On the 28th day radiographic total score was 12 and histologic total score was 37 in the iloprost group,whereas radiographic total score was 15 and histologic total score was 40 in the control group.On the 28th day although there was a decrease in radiographic and histologic scores of the iloprost group acording to control group,it was not statistically significant (P >0.05).Conclusion Iloprost delays fracture healing in early stage in rats.

  16. The ESR1 (6q25 locus is associated with calcaneal ultrasound parameters and radial volumetric bone mineral density in European men.

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    Kate L Holliday

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS have identified 6q25, which incorporates the oestrogen receptor α gene (ESR1, as a quantitative trait locus for areal bone mineral density (BMD(a of the hip and lumbar spine. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of this locus on other bone health outcomes; calcaneal ultrasound (QUS parameters, radial peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT parameters and markers of bone turnover in a population sample of European men. METHODS: Eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP in the 6q25 locus were genotyped in men aged 40-79 years from 7 European countries, participating in the European Male Ageing Study (EMAS. The associations between SNPs and measured bone parameters were tested under an additive genetic model adjusting for centre using linear regression. RESULTS: 2468 men, mean (SD aged 59.9 (11.1 years had QUS measurements performed and bone turnover marker levels measured. A subset of 628 men had DXA and pQCT measurements. Multiple independent SNPs showed significant associations with BMD using all three measurement techniques. Most notably, rs1999805 was associated with a 0.10 SD (95%CI 0.05, 0.16; p = 0.0001 lower estimated BMD at the calcaneus, a 0.14 SD (95%CI 0.05, 0.24; p = 0.004 lower total hip BMD(a, a 0.12 SD (95%CI 0.02, 0.23; p = 0.026 lower lumbar spine BMD(a and a 0.18 SD (95%CI 0.06, 0.29; p = 0.003 lower trabecular BMD at the distal radius for each copy of the minor allele. There was no association with serum levels of bone turnover markers and a single SNP which was associated with cortical density was also associated with cortical BMC and thickness. CONCLUSIONS: Our data replicate previous associations found between SNPs in the 6q25 locus and BMD(a at the hip and extend these data to include associations with calcaneal ultrasound parameters and radial volumetric BMD.

  17. [Surgical treatment of humerus condylar fracture].

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    Gorodnichenko, A I; Guseĭnov, T Sh; Uskov, O N

    2014-01-01

    55 patients with intra-articular condyles fractures of humerus were operated in terms 1998 to 2013 year in the Clinic of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Presidential Administration. All patients were operated by using of perosseous osteosynthesis method with external fixing device design A.I. Gorodnichenko. Indications for osteosynthesis were open and closed fractures of C1,2,3 types accordingly to AO Classification. Closed, atraumatic and reliable fixation of bone fragments intensifies patients faster, improves their life quality, decreases time of hospitalization and minimizes complications rate. Fractures consolidation was achieved in all cases. It was observed such complications as soft tissue inflammatory around shafts in 4 (7.3%) observations. Long-term results were studied in 51 (92.7%) patients including 9 (17.6%) patients with excellent results, 24 (47.1%) patients with good results and 18 (35.3%) patients with satisfactory results. It was not detected unsatisfactory results. The method permits early reconstructive treatment of patients and improves functional results in case of condyles fractures. This preserves active moving function of damaged elbow from the first day after operation and during all period of treatment.

  18. Temporal Bone Fracture Causing Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

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    Kevin A. Peng

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Importance. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD is a third window lesion of the inner ear causing symptoms of vertigo, autophony, tinnitus, and hearing loss. A “two-hit” hypothesis has traditionally been proposed, whereby thinly developed bone overlying the superior canal is disrupted by a sudden change in intracranial pressure. Although the symptoms of SCD may be precipitated by head injury, no previous reports have described a temporal bone fracture directly causing SCD. Observations. Two patients sustained temporal bone fractures after closed head trauma, and developed unilateral otologic symptoms consistent with SCD. In each instance, computed tomography imaging revealed fractures extending through the bony roof of the superior semicircular canal. Conclusions and Relevance. Temporal bone fractures, which are largely treated nonoperatively, have not previously been reported to cause SCD. As it is a potentially treatable entity, SCD resulting from temporal bone fracture must be recognized as a possibility and diagnosed promptly if present.

  19. Dry fracture method for simultaneous measurement of in-situ stress state and material properties

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    Serata, S. [Serata Geomechanics, Inc., Richmond, CA (United States); Oka, S.; Kikuchi, S. [JDC Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-04-01

    Based on the dry fracture principle, a computerized borehole probe has been developed to measure stress state and material properties, simultaneously. The probe is designed to obtain a series of measurements in a continuing sequence along a borehole length, without any interruptive measures, such as resetting packers, taking indentation of borehole wall, overcoming, etc. The new dry fracture probe for the single fracture method is designed to overcome the difficulties posed by its ancestor which was based on the double fracture method. The accuracy of the single fracture method is confirmed by a close agreement with the theory, FE modeling and laboratory testing.

  20. Dynamic plate osteosynthesis for fracture stabilization: how to do it

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    Juerg Sonderegger

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Plate osteosynthesis is one treatment option for the stabilization of long bones. It is widely accepted to achieve bone healing with a dynamic and biological fixation where the perfusion of the bone is left intact and micromotion at the fracture gap is allowed. The indications for a dynamic plate osteosynthesis include distal tibial and femoral fractures, some midshaft fractures, and adolescent tibial and femoral fractures with not fully closed growth plates. Although many lower limb shaft fractures are managed successfully with intramedullary nails, there are some important advantages of open-reduction-and-plate fixation: the risk of malalignment, anterior knee pain, or nonunion seems to be lower. The surgeon performing a plate osteosynthesis has the possibility to influence fixation strength and micromotion at the fracture gap. Long plates and oblique screws at the plate ends increase fixation strength. However, the number of screws does influence stiffness and stability. Lag screws and screws close to the fracture site reduce micromotion dramatically. Dynamic plate osteosynthesis can be achieved by applying some simple rules: long plates with only a few screws should be used. Oblique screws at the plate ends increase the pullout strength. Two or three holes at the fracture site should be omitted. Lag screws, especially through the plate, must be avoided whenever possible. Compression is not required. Locking plates are recommended only in fractures close to the joint. When respecting these basic concepts, dynamic plate osteosynthesis is a safe procedure with a high healing and a low complication rate. 

  1. Application of SGD Fixator in Fractures of Tibia and Fibula

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    PING Jinzhong; SHEN Hongsheng; QIU Song

    2002-01-01

    @@ We applied SGD unilateral multifunctional external fixators(designed by Prof. Yu Zhongjia and produced by Shanghai Surgical Instruments Factory) to treat open, closed and ununited fractures of tibia and fibula caused by trauma in our hospital from Jan. 1994 to Dec. 1998. 3 months to one year after operation, the fractures were united and the satisfying results were obtained. Our reports were as follows.

  2. A Rare Nasal Bone Fracture: Anterior Nasal Spine Fracture

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    Egemen Kucuk

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Anterior nasal spine fractures are a quite rare type of nasal bone fractures. Associated cervical spine injuries are more dangerous than the nasal bone fracture. A case of the anterior nasal spine fracture, in a 18-year-old male was presented. Fracture of the anterior nasal spine, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the midface injuries and also accompanying cervical spine injury should not be ignored.

  3. "Floating arm" injury in a child with fractures of the proximal and distal parts of the humerus: a case report

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    Güven Melih

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Simultaneous supracondylar humerus fracture and ipsilateral fracture of the proximal humerus in children is rare. Case presentation A 10-year-old Turkish boy with an extension type supracondylar humerus fracture and ipsilateral fracture at the proximal metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction of the humerus was treated by closed reduction and percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation. Closed reduction was performed using a Kirschner wire as a "joystick" to manipulate the humeral shaft after some swelling occurred around the elbow and shoulder. Conclusion The combination of fractures at the proximal and distal parts of the humerus can be termed as "floating arm" injury. Initial treatment of this unusual injury should be focused on the supracondylar humerus fracture. However, closed reduction can be difficult to perform with the swelling around the elbow and shoulder. A temporary Kirschner wire can be used as a "joystick" to fix and reduce the fracture.

  4. [Cervical vertebral column--anatomy, fractures, treatment].

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    Kłosiński, Michał; Sienkiewicz-Zawilińska, Justyna; Lipski, Marcin; Zawiliński, Jarosław; Matyja, Andrzej; Walocha, Jerzy

    2009-01-01

    The paper deals with anatomy of human cervical spine. It shows close relation between knowledge on the normal structure and methods of treatment of different kinds of spine injuries. It describes detailed anatomy and mechanical features of cervical vertebral column, including the structure of distinct vertebrae, their joints and arrangement of muscles. It reviews also historical methods of treatment of fractures in this region considering current methods.

  5. Management of an unusual maxillary dentoalveolar fracture: a case report.

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    Prabhakar, A R; Tauro, David P; Shubha, A B

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this case report was to describe the management of a trauma-induced maxillary dentoalveolar fracture of the right maxilla in an 8-year-old boy. The child presented with swelling of the right maxillary region, difficulty in chewing and closing the mouth, and a sutured laceration on the cheek. Complete palatal displacement of the fractured fragment involving the deciduous canine and molars was observed clinically and confirmed by radiological examination. The fracture was reduced and stabilized using a custom-fabricated, open-cap acrylic splint with modified interdental wiring under general anesthesia.

  6. Calcaneal lengthening osteotomy for the treatment of symptomatic flexible flatfoot%跟骨延长截骨术治疗症状性扁平外翻足

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    王志刚; 蔡海清; 蔡豪祺

    2013-01-01

    Objective To introduce the indication and technique of calcaneal lengthening osteotomy for children with symptomatic flexible flatfoot.Methods From January 2009,calcaneal lengthening osteotomy was performed on 19 feet of the 13 patients in pediatric orthopedic department in Shanghai Children's Medical Center.All patients were diagnosed with symptomatic flexible flatfoot and failed to response to the conservative treatment.Among these patients,6 were males and 7 were females.Ten feet of 6 patients were diagnosed as idiopathic flatfeet,and 9 feet of 7 patients were neuromuscular pes planovalgus.The average age was 9 years and 10 months old.The calcaneal osteotomy lengthening combined with soft tissue reconstruction was performed to balance the muscle force and correct the deformities of the hindfoot and forefoot of the patients.Results The mean follow-up period was 2 years and 9 months.The effectiveness of surgery was judged by evaluating ankle and hindfoot function using AOFAS Ankle-Hindfoot Scale system.The average score of the patients was 92.The ankle and hindfoot function was excellent in 15 feet and good in 4 feet.No complication was observed.Satisfied orthopedic effects on the intermetatarsal angle,the metatarsal-phangeal angle and the appearance of the foot were confirmed during follow-up.Conclusions Calcaneal lengthening is effective for the correction of severe,intractably symptomatic flexible flatfoot in children.%目的 介绍扁平外翻足采用跟骨延长截骨术治疗的手术指征和方法,对结果作出评价,并讨论其矫正机制和矫形效果.方法 2009年1月至今我科共治疗症状性扁平外翻足13例19足,男6例,女7例,单纯性扁平外翻足6例10足,神经肌肉性扁平外翻足7例9足.年龄8~12岁,平均9岁10个月.术前均经第一跖趾关节背屈试验和Jack足趾站立试验判定为柔软性扁平外翻足,疼痛经1~2年的保守治疗无效.采用跟骨延长截骨术治疗,并根据畸形的程度给予

  7. Automatic Detection of Calcaneal-Fifth Metatarsal Angle Using Radiograph: A Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Flat Foot for Military New Recruits in Taiwan.

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    Chin-Hua Yang

    Full Text Available Flatfoot (pes planus is one of the most important physical examination items for military new recruits in Taiwan. Currently, the diagnosis of flatfoot is mainly based on radiographic examination of the calcaneal-fifth metatarsal (CA-MT5 angle, also known as the arch angle. However, manual measurement of the arch angle is time-consuming and often inconsistent between different examiners. In this study, seventy male military new recruits were studied. Lateral radiographic images of their right and left feet were obtained, and mutual information (MI registration was used to automatically calculate the arch angle. Images of two critical bones, the calcaneus and the fifth metatarsal bone, were isolated from the lateral radiographs to form reference images, and were then compared with template images to calculate the arch angle. The result of this computer-calculated arch angle was compared with manual measurement results from two radiologists, which showed that our automatic arch angle measurement method had a high consistency. In addition, this method had a high accuracy of 97% and 96% as compared with the measurements of radiologists A and B, respectively. The findings indicated that our MI registration measurement method cannot only accurately measure the CA-MT5 angle, but also saves time and reduces human error. This method can increase the consistency of arch angle measurement and has potential clinical application for the diagnosis of flatfoot.

  8. Automatic Detection of Calcaneal-Fifth Metatarsal Angle Using Radiograph: A Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Flat Foot for Military New Recruits in Taiwan

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    Yang, Chin-Hua; Chou, Kuei-Ting; Chung, Mu-Bai; Chuang, K. S.; Huang, Tzung-Chi

    2015-01-01

    Flatfoot (pes planus) is one of the most important physical examination items for military new recruits in Taiwan. Currently, the diagnosis of flatfoot is mainly based on radiographic examination of the calcaneal-fifth metatarsal (CA–MT5) angle, also known as the arch angle. However, manual measurement of the arch angle is time-consuming and often inconsistent between different examiners. In this study, seventy male military new recruits were studied. Lateral radiographic images of their right and left feet were obtained, and mutual information (MI) registration was used to automatically calculate the arch angle. Images of two critical bones, the calcaneus and the fifth metatarsal bone, were isolated from the lateral radiographs to form reference images, and were then compared with template images to calculate the arch angle. The result of this computer-calculated arch angle was compared with manual measurement results from two radiologists, which showed that our automatic arch angle measurement method had a high consistency. In addition, this method had a high accuracy of 97% and 96% as compared with the measurements of radiologists A and B, respectively. The findings indicated that our MI registration measurement method cannot only accurately measure the CA–MT5 angle, but also saves time and reduces human error. This method can increase the consistency of arch angle measurement and has potential clinical application for the diagnosis of flatfoot. PMID:26126115

  9. Geothermal Ultrasonic Fracture Imager

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    Patterson, Doug [Baker-Hughes Oilfield Operation Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Leggett, Jim [Baker-Hughes Oilfield Operation Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

    2013-07-29

    The Geothermal Ultrasonic Fracture Imager project has a goal to develop a wireline ultrasonic imager that is capable of operating in temperatures up to 300°C (572°F) and depths up to 10 km (32,808 ft). This will address one of the critical needs in any EGS development of understanding the hydraulic flow paths in the reservoir. The ultrasonic imaging is well known in the oil and gas industry as one of the best methods for fracture evaluation; providing both high resolution and complete azimuthal coverage of the borehole. This enables fracture detection and characterization, both natural and induced, providing information as to their location, dip direction and dip magnitude. All of these factors are critical to fully understand the fracture system to enable the optimization of the thermal drainage through injectors and producers in a geothermal resource.

  10. Paediatric talus fracture.

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    Byrne, Ann-Maria

    2012-01-01

    Paediatric talus fractures are rare injuries resulting from axial loading of the talus against the anterior tibia with the foot in dorsiflexion. Skeletally immature bone is less brittle, with higher elastic resistance than adult bone, thus the paediatric talus can sustain higher forces before fractures occur. However, displaced paediatric talus fractures and those associated with high-energy trauma have been associated with complications including avascular necrosis, arthrosis, delayed union, neurapraxia and the need for revision surgery. The authors present the rare case of a talar neck fracture in a skeletally immature young girl, initially missed on radiological review. However, clinical suspicion on the part of the emergency physician, repeat examination and further radiographic imaging revealed this rare paediatric injury.

  11. Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)

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    ... Bahk MS, Kuhn JE, Galatz LM, Connor PM, Williams GR: Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular injuries and cla- vicular, ... Orthopaedic Surgeons. .org Clavicle Fracture cont. Rehabilitation Specific exercises will help restore movement and strengthen your shoulder. ...

  12. Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

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    Ulfkjær, Jens Peder

    Chapter 1 Chapter l contains the introduction to this thesis. The scope of the thesis is partly to investigate different numerical and analytical models based on fracture mechanical ideas, which are able to predict size effects, and partly to perform an experimental investigation on high-strength......Chapter 1 Chapter l contains the introduction to this thesis. The scope of the thesis is partly to investigate different numerical and analytical models based on fracture mechanical ideas, which are able to predict size effects, and partly to perform an experimental investigation on high......-strength concrete. Chapter 2 A description of the factors which influence the strength and cracking of concrete and high strength concrete is made. Then basic linear fracture mechanics is outlined followed by a description and evaluation of the models used to describe concrete fracture in tension. The chapter ends...

  13. THE TREATMENT OF THE FOREARM FRACTURES IN DOGS

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    E. Lika

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The practical implementation of this study was enabled by taking into consideration all the traumatized cases accompanied by fractures, presented at the Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine during the period of March 2006 - March 2010. Special help for the implementation of this study was even offered by some private clinics in Tirana, from which we took a considerable number of valuable data. The cases of traumatized dogs were numerous and in different situations. Thus from this high number of the traumatizations accompanied by different fractures (altogether 115 dogs, 34 of them had fractures in the forearms bones. All these cases underwent surgical treatment through osteosynthesis with blood and external immobilization. We also treated cases of complications in healing these fractures after surgical treatment. The complications in the recovery of the fractures of the long bones in dogs are frequent. Above all they are first noticed in the bones of the forearm. Different problems might be identified such as’ mal joints, lack of joints, retarded joints and osteomyelitis. These because of the limited covering of the focus of the fracture by the soft tissues, lack of blood supply of the region as well as of the characteristic anatomo-topographic structure that this region has. Specifically the data that were taken into consideration included the period of recovery, the characteristics of the fracture, the type of surgical treatment and the final result. The fractures are often presented as closed fractures and less as transverse and oblique fractures. The most frequent treatment is the conservative one through external immobilization and in some cases of fractures of the radius the treatment was performed with endomedullar rods.

  14. Carbonate fracture stratigraphy: An integrated outcrop and 2D discrete element modelling study

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    Spence, Guy; Finch, Emma

    2013-04-01

    Constraining fracture stratigraphy is important as natural fractures control primary fluid flow in low matrix permeability naturally fractured carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs. Away from the influence of folds and faults, stratigraphic controls are known to be the major control on fracture networks. The fracture stratigraphy of carbonate nodular-chert rhythmite successions are investigated using a Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) technique and validated against observations from outcrops. Comparisons are made to the naturally fractured carbonates of the Eocene Thebes Formation exposed in the west central Sinai of Egypt, which form reservoir rocks in the nearby East Ras Budran Field. DEM allows mechanical stratigraphy to be defined as the starting conditions from which forward numerical modelling can generate fracture stratigraphy. DEM can incorporate both stratigraphic and lateral heterogeneity, and enable mechanical and fracture stratigraphy to be characterised separately. Stratally bound stratified chert nodules below bedding surfaces generate closely spaced lateral heterogeneity in physical properties at stratigraphic mechanical interfaces. This generates extra complexity in natural fracture networks in addition to that caused by bed thickness and lithological physical properties. A series of representative geologically appropriate synthetic mechanical stratigraphic models were tested. Fracture networks generated in 15 DEM experiments designed to isolate and constrain the effects of nodular chert rhythmites on carbonate fracture stratigraphy are presented. The discrete element media used to model the elastic strengths of rocks contain 72,866 individual elements. Mechanical stratigraphies and the fracture networks generated are placed in a sequence stratigraphic framework. Nodular chert rhythmite successions are shown to be a distinct type of naturally fractured carbonate reservoir. Qualitative stratigraphic rules for predicting the distribution, lengths, spacing

  15. Fracture Behavior under Impact.

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    1982-07-01

    discussed for the different loading rates ob- tai ned . 1. Introduction In static fracture mechanics crack tip stress intensity factors can easi- - ly...deviation to the left or to the right hand side of the original crack path was observed. Herrmann [151 speculated that this behavior results from stress...Materials’ Draft 2c, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, .. ,-- 1980. 15. Herrmann , G., "Dynamic Fracture of Beams in Bending

  16. Relative permeability through fractures

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    Diomampo, Gracel, P.

    2001-08-01

    The mechanism of two-phase flow through fractures is of importance in understanding many geologic processes. Currently, two-phase flow through fractures is still poorly understood. In this study, nitrogen-water experiments were done on both smooth and rough parallel plates to determine the governing flow mechanism for fractures and the appropriate methodology for data analysis. The experiments were done using a glass plate to allow visualization of flow. Digital video recording allowed instantaneous measurement of pressure, flow rate and saturation. Saturation was computed using image analysis techniques. The experiments showed that gas and liquid phases flow through fractures in nonuniform separate channels. The localized channels change with time as each phase path undergoes continues breaking and reforming due to invasion of the other phase. The stability of the phase paths is dependent on liquid and gas flow rate ratio. This mechanism holds true for over a range of saturation for both smooth and rough fractures. In imbibition for rough-walled fractures, another mechanism similar to wave-like flow in pipes was also observed. The data from the experiments were analyzed using Darcy's law and using the concept of friction factor and equivalent Reynold's number for two-phase flow. For both smooth- and rough-walled fractures a clear relationship between relative permeability and saturation was seen. The calculated relative permeability curves follow Corey-type behavior and can be modeled using Honarpour expressions. The sum of the relative permeabilities is not equal one, indicating phase interference. The equivalent homogeneous single-phase approach did not give satisfactory representation of flow through fractures. The graphs of experimentally derived friction factor with the modified Reynolds number do not reveal a distinctive linear relationship.

  17. Atomistic simulations of fracture

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    Farkas, D. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

    1997-12-31

    Embedded atom interaction potentials are used to simulate the atomistic aspects of the fracture process. Simulations are presented for the behavior of cracks in pure metals and intermetallics, near the Griffith condition. The materials considered include Fe, Cu, Ni as well as Fe, Ni, Co, and Ti aluminides. The work focuses on the comparative study of fracture behavior in the different materials. The role of the atomic relaxation at the crack tip and of lattice trapping phenomena is analyzed.

  18. Closed hip and long bone fractures The regimen effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis in surgical fixation%闭合性髋部骨折或长骨骨折围手术期抗生素预防性应用的疗效分析

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    Dan C Norvell; 王簕; 杨云峰

    2009-01-01

    对22项随机对照研究进行Meta分析,以评价在闭合性髋部骨折或长骨骨折的围手术期中,静脉预防性抗生素应用的疗效.与未应用静脉抗生素组相比,术前静脉应用抗生素(术前单剂量抗生素应用或术前联合术后多次应用)可以明显降低术后深部感染、浅表感染、泌尿道感染的发生率.当应用短效抗生素预防术中感染时,多次剂量应用可以明显降低感染的发生率.但是,当应用长效抗生素预防感染时,单剂量应用组与多剂量应用其他短效抗生素组效果相当.在比较抗生素多剂量给药疗法间或不同给药方式间(口服或静脉给药)对预防感染的疗效时发现,不论采取何种方法 ,预防感染的效果均无明显差异.%A metaanalysis of 22 randomized controlled trials found evidence to support parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis regimens for patients undergoing surgical fixation of closed hip and long bone fractures. Preoperative parenteral antibiotic doses (single or combined with multiple postoperative doses) resulted in decreased risk of deep, superficial, and urinary tract infections compared with no antibiotic. Single doses of short acting agents may be less effective than multiple doses of the same agent in decreasing the risk of any of the infections evaluated. By contrast, there was no significant difference in infection risk between a single dose of a long acting agent and multiple doses of other agents with shorter half lives. No significant differences were found when multiple dose regimens were compared or when administration routes (oral versus parenteral) were compared.

  19. 经皮撬拨复位固定、切开复位固定及弹性髓内钉间接固定治疗儿童严重移位桡骨颈骨折的疗效比较%Closed reduction with joystick reduction, open reduction with kirschner wire, elastic intramedullary nailing fixation for treatment of radial neck fractures in children: a comparative study

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    王孝辉

    2012-01-01

    背景:儿童桡骨颈骨折临床常见,对于Judet Ⅲ、Ⅳ度儿童桡骨颈骨折,其治疗方法有经皮撬拨复位克氏针固定、切开复位克氏针固定及弹性髓内钉间接复位固定治疗,何种方式最佳尚存争议.目的:比较儿童Judet Ⅲ度和Ⅳ度桡骨颈骨折的三种治疗方法.方法:2006年3月至2009年10月治疗Judet Ⅲ度和Ⅳ度桡骨颈骨折36例,男23例,女13例;年龄8~15岁,平均11.2岁;其中Ⅲ度27例,Ⅳ度9例.分别采用经皮撬拨复位克氏针固定18例,切开复位克氏针固定8例,弹性髓内钉间接固定10例.术后X线片按Metaizeau整复标准,术后3个月X线片按Metaizeau后期疗效标准.结果:36例全部获得随访,随访时间1.6~3.6年,平均2.3年.末次随访肘关节功能按Mayo肘关节功能评分(MEPS)进行评定,功能评分优良率经皮撬拨复位克氏针固定组为82%,切开复位克氏针固定组为67%,弹性髓内钉间接固定组为88.6%.结论:三种方法均可用于Judet Ⅲ度和Ⅳ度桡骨颈骨折的治疗,其中弹性髓内钉间接固定方法效果更佳.%Background: Radial neck fracture is very common in children. It has been reported that closed reduction with joystick, open reduction with Kirschner wire, and elastic intramedullary nailing can be used for the treatment of Judet Ⅲ and Ⅳ radial neck fractures in children. Objective: The aim of the study is to compare the clinical outcomes of the three methods in treatment of Judet Ⅲ and Ⅳ radial neck fractures in children. Methods: From March 2006 to December 2009, 36 children with Judet Ⅲ(n=27) and Ⅳ (n=9) radial neck fractures underwent closed reduction with joystick (n=18), open reduction and fixation with Kirschner wire (n=8), and elastic intramedullary nailing (n=10). There were 23 boys and 15 girls with a mean age of 11.2 years (range 8 to 15 years). Results: All the children were followed up for 2.3 years (range 1.6 to 3.6 years). According to Mayo elbow

  20. Subduction of fracture zones

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    Constantin Manea, Vlad; Gerya, Taras; Manea, Marina; Zhu, Guizhi; Leeman, William

    2013-04-01

    Since Wilson proposed in 1965 the existence of a new class of faults on the ocean floor, namely transform faults, the geodynamic effects and importance of fracture zone subduction is still little studied. It is known that oceanic plates are characterized by numerous fracture zones, and some of them have the potential to transport into subduction zones large volumes of water-rich serpentinite, providing a fertile water source for magma generated in subduction-related arc volcanoes. In most previous geodynamic studies, subducting plates are considered to be homogeneous, and there is no clear indication how the subduction of a fracture zone influences the melting pattern in the mantle wedge and the slab-derived fluids distribution in the subarc mantle. Here we show that subduction of serpentinized fracture zones plays a significant role in distribution of melt and fluids in the mantle wedge above the slab. Using high-resolution tree-dimensional coupled petrological-termomechanical simulations of subduction, we show that fluids, including melts and water, vary dramatically in the region where a serpentinized fracture zone enters into subduction. Our models show that substantial hydration and partial melting tend to concentrate where fracture zones are being subducted, creating favorable conditions for partially molten hydrous plumes to develop. These results are consistent with the along-arc variability in magma source compositions and processes in several regions, as the Aleutian Arc, the Cascades, the Southern Mexican Volcanic Arc, and the Andean Southern Volcanic Zone.

  1. [Subtrochanteric femoral fractures].

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    Ulmar, B; Simon, S; Eschler, A; Mittlmeier, T

    2013-12-01

    Subtrochanteric femoral fractures are proximal femoral fractures which are located between the trochanter minor and an area of 3 cm below the minor trochanter on the femoral shaft. About 10-15% of all proximal femoral fractures correspond to this fracture site. Elderly or geriatric patients are generally affected and the injury is often the result of a fall in the home, while high-energy trauma is the cause in a small group of generally younger patients. Clinical evaluation of the affected extremity shows disability of axial weight-bearing and pain during compression and rotation of the hip joint. Basic diagnostics include conventional x-rays of the injured femur in the anterior-posterior and lateral planes. These subtrochanteric femoral fractures are almost always treated surgically due to the inherent high degree of instability. The main goals of surgical intervention are to achieve anatomic fracture reduction and primary full weight-bearing stability of the corresponding leg. Intramedullary interlocking nails are used for primary treatment, while extramedullary implants are often used in revision surgery. Early mobilization and intensive respiratory exercises are necessary to prevent early postoperative complications.

  2. FRACTURING FLUID CHARACTERIZATION FACILITY

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    Subhash Shah

    2000-08-01

    Hydraulic fracturing technology has been successfully applied for well stimulation of low and high permeability reservoirs for numerous years. Treatment optimization and improved economics have always been the key to the success and it is more so when the reservoirs under consideration are marginal. Fluids are widely used for the stimulation of wells. The Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility (FFCF) has been established to provide the accurate prediction of the behavior of complex fracturing fluids under downhole conditions. The primary focus of the facility is to provide valuable insight into the various mechanisms that govern the flow of fracturing fluids and slurries through hydraulically created fractures. During the time between September 30, 1992, and March 31, 2000, the research efforts were devoted to the areas of fluid rheology, proppant transport, proppant flowback, dynamic fluid loss, perforation pressure losses, and frictional pressure losses. In this regard, a unique above-the-ground fracture simulator was designed and constructed at the FFCF, labeled ''The High Pressure Simulator'' (HPS). The FFCF is now available to industry for characterizing and understanding the behavior of complex fluid systems. To better reflect and encompass the broad spectrum of the petroleum industry, the FFCF now operates under a new name of ''The Well Construction Technology Center'' (WCTC). This report documents the summary of the activities performed during 1992-2000 at the FFCF.

  3. Prevention of hip fractures.

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    Meunier, P J

    1993-11-30

    For a 50-year old Caucasian woman today, the risk of a hip fracture over her remaining life-time is about 17%. Tomorrow the situation will clearly be worse because the continuous increase in life expectancy will cause a three-fold increase in worldwide fracture incidence over the next 60 years. Through diagnostic bone mass measurements at the hip and assessment of biochemical parameters, a great deal has been learned in recent years about reduction of hip fracture risk. Preventive strategies are based on prevention of falls, use of hip protectors, and prevention of bone fragility. The latter includes the optimization of peak bone mass during childhood, postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapy, and also late prevention consisting in reversing senile secondary hyperparathyroidism, which plays an important role in the decrease of skeletal strength. This secondary hyperparathyroidism, which results from both vitamin D insufficiency and low calcium intake, is preventable with vitamin D3 and calcium supplements. They have recently been shown capable of providing effective prevention of hip fractures in elderly women living in nursing homes, with a reduction of about 25% in the number of hip fractures noted in a 3-year controlled study in 3,270 women (intention-to-treat analysis). In conclusion, it is never too early to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and never too late to prevent hip fractures.

  4. Fracture toughness of graphene.

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    Zhang, Peng; Ma, Lulu; Fan, Feifei; Zeng, Zhi; Peng, Cheng; Loya, Phillip E; Liu, Zheng; Gong, Yongji; Zhang, Jiangnan; Zhang, Xingxiang; Ajayan, Pulickel M; Zhu, Ting; Lou, Jun

    2014-04-29

    Perfect graphene is believed to be the strongest material. However, the useful strength of large-area graphene with engineering relevance is usually determined by its fracture toughness, rather than the intrinsic strength that governs a uniform breaking of atomic bonds in perfect graphene. To date, the fracture toughness of graphene has not been measured. Here we report an in situ tensile testing of suspended graphene using a nanomechanical device in a scanning electron microscope. During tensile loading, the pre-cracked graphene sample fractures in a brittle manner with sharp edges, at a breaking stress substantially lower than the intrinsic strength of graphene. Our combined experiment and modelling verify the applicability of the classic Griffith theory of brittle fracture to graphene. The fracture toughness of graphene is measured as the critical stress intensity factor of and the equivalent critical strain energy release rate of 15.9 J m(-2). Our work quantifies the essential fracture properties of graphene and provides mechanistic insights into the mechanical failure of graphene.

  5. CT of pelvic fractures

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    Falchi, Marco E-mail: marcofalchi@yahoo.it; Rollandi, Gian Andrea

    2004-04-01

    Although magnetic resonance imaging has become the dominant modality for cross-sectional musculo-skeletal imaging, the widespread availability, speed, and versatility of computed tomography (CT) continue to make it a mainstay of emergency room (ER) diagnostic imaging. Pelvic ring and acetabular fractures occur as the result of significant trauma secondary to either a motor vehicle accident or a high-velocity fall. These injuries are correlated with significant morbidity and mortality, both from the complications of pelvic ring fractures and from commonly associated injuries. The most commonly used classification of pelvic and acetabular fractures has been based on conventional radiographs that are, in the majority of cases, sufficient to determine the type of injury. However, because of the complexity of pelvic and acetabular fractures, precise pathological anatomy is not easily demonstrated by routine radiographs and in many cases details of fractures are not visible. Moreover, the insufficient co-operation of the patient or the difficulty of maintaining special positions can be overcome by using computed tomography. Spiral computed tomography provides information regarding the extent of the fractures and is complementary to radiography for ascertaining the spatial arrangement of fracture fragments. Spiral computed tomography is an effective tool for understanding complex fracture patterns, particularly when combined with multi-planar reconstruction two-dimensional (MPR 2D) reformatted images or three-dimensional images (3D) images. Including these techniques of reconstruction in routine pelvic imaging protocols can change management in a significant number of cases. Subtle fractures, particularly those oriented in the axial plane, are better seen on MPR images or 3D volume-rendered images. Complex injuries can be better demonstrated with 3D volume-rendered images, and complicated spatial information about the relative positions of fracture fragments can be easily

  6. Outcomes of long bone fractures treated by open intramedullary nailing at the St. Ann's Bay Hospital, Jamaica.

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    Barnes, D; McDowell, D

    2010-10-01

    Between May 2001 to August 2004, 35 patients had open nailing of long bones. There were 40 fractures fixed. Of these 40 fractures, there were 25 femoral fractures, 11 were tibial fractures and 4 were humeral fractures. There were 33 (82.5%) closed fractures and 7 (17.5%) open fractures. In the group of patients with open fractures, there were two Grade I, two Grade II and three Grade IIIB. Seven (20%) patients were lost to follow-up; all of whom had closed fractures. The final analysis as it relates to complications was done using 28 patients with 32 fractures. The majority of fractures healed without significant complication. All the patients with closed fractures went on to bony union. There was one non-union and three delayed unions. There were two infections (osteomyelitis) and this was from the open fracture cohort. This represents an infection rate of 28.6% in this cohort. Two (7.0%) patients had persistent pain and one (3.6%) patient had early removal of the nail because of failure of fixation. The mean time from injury to surgery for the fractured femur was 15.5 (range 0-49) days; fractured tibia 24.4 (range 0-40), days and fractured humerus 41.5 (20-81) days. The mean hospital stay was 18.9 (range 9-37) days for patients with fractured femur; for fractured tibia, it was 20.5 (range 3-82) days and for fractured humerus, it was 22.7 (range 3-82) days. The mean postoperative stay was 4.1 (range 1-14) days for fractured femur, 4.5 (range 1-14) days for fractured tibia and 4.0 (range 1-10) days for fractured humerus. The mean time to healing (consolidation) as defined by X-rays was 5.0 (range 3-11) months for fractured femur 5.2 (range 3-11) months for tibia and 7.0 (range 6-8) months for fractured humerus.

  7. Reattachment of fractured teeth fragments in mandibular incisors: a case report

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Mohammed K YousefDepartment of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaAbstract: The majority of dental trauma involves anterior teeth, especially the maxillary central incisors. A mandibular incisor fracture with or without pulp tissue involvement is considerably less common. Different approaches for treating these fractured teeth have been reported in the literature. The type of treatment rendered depends mainly on the extent of fracture, pulp involvement, radicular fracture, biologic width infringement or violation, and presence of the fractured piece. This case report illustrates reattachment of fractured fragments on two mandibular incisors without pulp exposure using a new proposed reattachment method using a combination of two different types of composite materials together with an orthodontic lingual retention wire. An 8-year-old female patient presented with fractured mandibular left incisors (Ellis class II fracture. Broken pieces were saved and brought in a closed container in water. Periapical radiographs revealed no evidence of pulpal involvement in either tooth and no periapical radiolucency was noticed. Fractured fragments and the broken teeth were prepared with circumferential bevels. Reattachment of the fractured fragments were done using two types of composite resin materials and a lingual orthodontic retention wire was also used. The patient was recalled after 8 months to follow up both teeth. Clinical examination revealed excellent composite restorations covering the fracture lines.Keywords: reattachment, fractured teeth, dental trauma 

  8. Assessment of fractures classified as non-mineralised in the Sicada database

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    Claesson Liljedahl, Lillemor; Munier, Raymond (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., Stockholm (Sweden)); Sandstroem, Bjoern (WSP Sverige AB, Goeteborg (Sweden)); Drake, Henrik (Isochron GeoConsulting, Varberg (Sweden)); Tullborg, Eva-Lena (Terralogica AB, Graabo (Sweden))

    2011-03-15

    The general objective of this report was to describe the results of the investigation of fractures classified as non-mineralised in Sicada. Such fractures exist at Forsmark and at Laxemar. The main aims of the investigation of these fractures were to: - Quantify the number of non-mineralised fractures (i.e. fractures lacking mineral coating) in Sicada (table: p{_}fract{_}core{_}eshi). - Closely examine a selection of fractures recorded as non-mineralised in Sicada. - Outline possible reasons for the existence of non-mineralised fractures. The work has involved extraction of fracture data from Sicada and subsequent statistical analysis. Since several thousand fractures are classified as non-mineralised in Sicada, it was not a practical possibility to include all these in this study, we examined one fracture sub-set from each site. We investigated a sample of 204 of these fractures in detail (see Sections 1.1 and 2.4). Rock mechanical differences between Forsmark and Laxemar and kinematic analysis of fracture surfaces is not discussed in this report

  9. Clinical features and correlation between radiographic parameters and incidence of calcaneal spur%跟骨骨刺的临床特征及其影像学参数与发病的相关性研究

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    张庆; 姜楠; 胡巍然; 虞泽伟; 张翔; 余斌

    2016-01-01

    目的 探讨跟骨骨刺的临床特征,以及足部影像学参数与发病的相关性,为研究跟骨骨刺产生机制提供参考. 方法 对2014年7月至2015年12月在南方医科大学南方医院行负重位跟骨侧位、轴位X线片和踝关节侧位X线片检查跟骨骨刺者的影像学资料进行回顾性研究,根据性别、侧别、年龄分组分别进行骨刺部位、形态、长度的分析,并测量患者足部的B(o)hler角、Gissane角、距跟角、距骨水平角、跟骨倾斜角、后距关节面倾斜角、后距关节面高度、绝对足高、跟骨长度、跟骨宽度,进行跟骨骨刺发病的相关性研究. 结果 本研究共纳入200例骨刺患者,女性多于男性,单纯足底骨刺多于单纯跟腱,B型多于A型,跟腱骨刺长度大于足底,女性足底骨刺多于男性,右足足底骨刺长度大于左足,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);<60岁组与≥60岁组骨刺部位、形态、长度差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05).骨刺的发病与Gissane角(P=0.000,OR=0.944,95% CI 0.917-0.973)、后距关节面倾斜角(P=0.017,OR=0.957,95% CI 0.924-0.992)及后距关节面高度(P=0.007,OR=0.933,95% CI0.886-0.981)相关. 结论 跟骨骨刺患者女性多于男性,足底多于跟腱,B型多于A型,跟腱骨刺长度大于足底.女性比男性好发于足底,右足足底骨刺比左足长,骨刺特征无明显年龄差异.跟骨骨刺的发病可能与Gissane角、后距关节面倾斜角、后距关节面高度有关.%Objective To analyze the clinical features and the correlation between radiographic parameters and incidence of calcaneal spur in the patients from Nanfang Hospital,Southern Medical University,China.Methods Three experienced observers independently used the image acquisition and transmission system (PACS) to collect the data of lateral and axial X-ray images of calcaneus or ankle joint in neutral position from the patients with calcaneal spur and normal controls who had undergone

  10. Asisstance Arthroscopy in Juvenile Tillaux Fractures

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    Mañero, Luciano Martin; Arroquy, Damian; Barrios, Juan Manuel; Botta, Juan Martin; Caceres, Carlos Alberto

    2017-01-01

    Introduction: Juvenile Tillaux Fracture is an isolated fracture of the lateral portion of the distal tibial epiphysis, considered SALTER-HARRIS fracture type 3, wherein the fragment is moved by the anterolateral ligament anterior inferior tibiofibular. They occur at the beginning of the 2nd decade of life and are caused by a force external rotation. The pattern of injury is considered a result of the closing sequence of the distal tibial physis, which usually closes around 15 years of age in girls and 17 in boys, this process usually takes about 18 months, occurring first in the central area of the physis, extending medially and finally to side, being this epiphyseal portion which is open at the time of the vulnerable to fracture injury in this age group. The curriculum includes RX, and TAC, being more sensitive to detect fragments of 2 or more mm of travel, but may overestimate the true displacement. The non-displaced fracture can be treated with cast immobilization and displaced with closed reduction (plantar flexion external rotation in the pronated foot and direct pressure on the anterolateral epiphysis). An equal displacement or > 2 mm of the articular surface is indication of open reduction and percutaneous fixation, because it may increase the risk of osteoarthritis in the future. Objective: Presentation of a case Juvenile Tillaux Fractures with surgical resolution under arthroscopic assistance. Methods: Male patient 14 years old who suffered indirect trauma left ankle during practice sports (rugby) in September 2015, 48 hours of evolution. After performing X-rays and scans one left Salter Harris type III at the level of distal tibial epiphysis (Tillaux fracture) ankle fracture was diagnosed. It had a greater than 2 mm displacement. As a reduction treatment and percutaneous osteosynthesis with more osteodesis screw with arthroscopic assistance and fluoroscopy was performed. After surgery a long leg cast was placed for three weeks, continuing with three other

  11. A Complex Facial Trauma Case with Multiple Mandibular Fractures and Dentoalveolar Injuries

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    Yeliz Guven

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The principles of management of mandibular fractures differ in children when compared to adults and depend on the specific age-related status of the growing mandible and the developing dentition. This paper presents a case report with a complex facial trauma affecting the mandibular body and condyle region and dentoalveolar complex. Clinical examination revealed soft tissue injuries, limited mouth opening, lateral deviation of the mandible, an avulsed incisor, a subluxated incisor, and a fractured crown. CBCT examination revealed a nondisplaced fracture and an oblique greenstick fracture of the mandibular body and unilateral fracture of the condyle. Closed reduction technique was chosen to manage fractures of the mandible. Favorable healing outcomes on multiple fractures of the mandible throughout the 6-year follow-up period proved the success of the conservative treatment. This case report is important since it presents a variety of pathological sequelae to trauma within one case.

  12. A Complex Facial Trauma Case with Multiple Mandibular Fractures and Dentoalveolar Injuries.

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    Guven, Yeliz; Zorlu, Sevgi; Cankaya, Abdulkadir Burak; Aktoren, Oya; Gencay, Koray

    2015-01-01

    The principles of management of mandibular fractures differ in children when compared to adults and depend on the specific age-related status of the growing mandible and the developing dentition. This paper presents a case report with a complex facial trauma affecting the mandibular body and condyle region and dentoalveolar complex. Clinical examination revealed soft tissue injuries, limited mouth opening, lateral deviation of the mandible, an avulsed incisor, a subluxated incisor, and a fractured crown. CBCT examination revealed a nondisplaced fracture and an oblique greenstick fracture of the mandibular body and unilateral fracture of the condyle. Closed reduction technique was chosen to manage fractures of the mandible. Favorable healing outcomes on multiple fractures of the mandible throughout the 6-year follow-up period proved the success of the conservative treatment. This case report is important since it presents a variety of pathological sequelae to trauma within one case.

  13. Posterolateral Elbow Dislocation with Ipsilateral Fractures of Head and Distal End Radius

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    Vijay C

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Elbow dislocation associated with ipsilateral fracture head and distal end radius is a rare pattern of Injury, although it is common for elbow dislocation and radius fractures to occur separately. We report a case of 35 year-old male who had a posterolateral elbow dislocation with ipsilateral fractures of head and distal end radius that underwent closed reduction and POP application and outcome is excellent with 9 months of follow-up.

  14. Outcome of Gartland type II and type III supracondylar fractures treated by Blount′s technique

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    de Gheldere Antoine

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : According to some orthopedic surgeons, almost all supracondylar humerus fractures should be treated operatively by reduction and pinning. While according to others, closed reduction and immobolization should be used for Gartland type II and some type III fractures. However, the limit of this technique remains unclear. We present 74 patients with displaced extension-type supracondylar fractures treated by closed reduction and immobilization with a collar sling fixed to a cast around the wrist. The purpose of the study is to give a more precise limitation of this technique. Materials and Methods : Retrospective data acquisition of 74 patients with a Gartland type II or type III fractures treated by closed reduction and immobilization (Blount′s technique between January 2004 and December 2007 was done. The mean age was 6.3 years (range, 2-11. The mean time of follow-up was 6.5 months (range, 3-25. All open injuries and complex elbow fracture dislocations or T-condylar fractures were excluded from the study. All patients were evaluated with standardized anteroposterior and true lateral x-rays of the elbow, and Flynn criteria were used for functional assessment. Results : Gartland type II fractures had 94% good or excellent final results. Gartland type III fractures had 73% good or excellent final result. The Gartland type III outcome depended on the displacement. The fractures remained stable in 88% for the posterior displacement, and 58% for the posteromedial displacement. These displacements were mild. However, for the posterolaterally displaced fractures, only 36% were stable; 36% had a mild displacement and 27% had a major displacement. Conclusion : Pure posterior displacement is more stable than posteromedial displacement which is more stable than posterolaterally displaced fractures. This study suggests that Gartland type II and pure posterior or posteromedial displaced Gartland type III fractures can be treated by closed

  15. Atomistic Simulations of Nanotube Fracture

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    Belytschko, T; Schatz, G; Ruoff, R S

    2002-01-01

    The fracture of carbon nanotubes is studied by atomistic simulations. The fracture behavior is found to be almost independent of the separation energy and to depend primarily on the inflection point in the interatomic potential. The rangle of fracture strians compares well with experimental results, but predicted range of fracture stresses is marketly higher than observed. Various plausible small-scale defects do not suffice to bring the failure stresses into agreement with available experimental results. As in the experiments, the fracture of carbon nanotubes is predicted to be brittle. The results show moderate dependence of fracture strength on chirality.

  16. CT classification of acetabular fractures

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    Marincek, B.; Porcellini, B.; Robotti, G.

    1984-05-01

    The contribution of computed tomography (CT) in classifying acetabular fractures was analysed retrospectively in 33 cases. CT and plain radiography classification agreed in 27 cases (82%). CT revealed more extensive fractures in 6 patients (thereof 5 patients with associated fractures). In 10 patients (thereof 9 patients with associated fractures) CT showed intraarticular fragments; radiographically intraarticular fragments were seen only in 2 patients and suspected in 4. CT is of considerable aid in defining the fracture pattern. It should be used mainly in patients with radiographically difficult interpretable associated fractures in order to assess preoperatively the weight-bearing part of the acetabulum, the degree of displacement and the presence of intraarticular fragments.

  17. [Humeral shaft fractures].

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    Schittko, A

    2004-08-01

    Since Lorenz Böhler postulated in his 1964 summary with the title "Against the operative treatment of fresh humeral shaft fractures" that the operative treatment is the exception in the therapy of humeral fractures times have changed. In the last years a conservative treatment of a humeral fracture is the exception and only used after straight indications. The operative therapy nowadays is the gold standard because of the development of new intramedullar and rotation stable implants in addition to the classical osteosynthesis with the plate. But even the external fixator for primary stabilisation in polytrauma patients or as rescue procedure after complications should be in repertory of every orthopedic surgeon. Attention should be put on the avoidance of primary and the correct treatment of secondary nerval lesions, esp. of the radial nerve. Here we are tending to the operative revision of the nerve in indistinct cases. In the treatment of the seldom humeral shaft fracture of the child conservative treatment is to prefer; in complications a resolute shift to a final operative stabilisation of the fracture is necessary.

  18. Fracture-Flow-Enhanced Solute Diffusion into Fractured Rock

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    Wu, Yu-Shu; Ye, Ming; Sudicky, E.A.

    2007-12-15

    We propose a new conceptual model of fracture-flow-enhanced matrix diffusion, which correlates with fracture-flow velocity, i.e., matrix diffusion enhancement induced by rapid fluid flow within fractures. According to the boundary-layer or film theory, fracture flow enhanced matrix diffusion may dominate mass-transfer processes at fracture-matrix interfaces, because rapid flow along fractures results in large velocity and concentration gradients at and near fracture-matrix interfaces, enhancing matrix diffusion at matrix surfaces. In this paper, we present a new formulation of the conceptual model for enhanced fracture-matrix diffusion, and its implementation is discussed using existing analytical solutions and numerical models. In addition, we use the enhanced matrix diffusion concept to analyze laboratory experimental results from nonreactive and reactive tracer breakthrough tests, in an effort to validate the new conceptual model.

  19. Evaluation of pediatric lower extremity fractures managed with external fixation: outcomes in a deployed environment.

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    Eichinger, Josef K; McKenzie, Colin S; Devine, John G

    2012-01-01

    External fixation of pediatric lower extremity fractures is usually reserved for severe, open fractures in polytraumatized patients, but it is often the only available treatment option for deployed military surgeons. We analyzed the outcomes and complications of 17 consecutive pediatric long bone fractures treated with external fixation at a Forward Surgical Team facility in an austere environment during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan during a 12-month period. Treatment consisted of uniplanar external fixation for 12 femoral shaft fractures (11 closed), 4 tibial shaft fractures (all open), and 1 subtrochanteric fracture (closed) in 14 males and 3 females with an average age of 7.4 years. All 17 fractures went on to union with no incidences of refracture. Complications included 1 broken pin and 3 pin site infections treated with wound care and oral antibiotics. In a deployed environment, external fixation is the treatment method of choice for lower extremity fractures by virtue of patient, environment, equipment, and mission factors. This case series validates the usage of a simple, uniplanar external fixator for a variety of open and closed pediatric long bone fractures as evidenced by the successful union rate and low number of complications.

  20. Medidas do tendão do calcâneo no primeiro ano de vida Measurements of the calcaneal tendon in the first year of life

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    Ricardo Flávio de Araújo Bezerra

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar as espessuras e larguras dos tendões do calcâneo (tendão de Aquiles em crianças eutróficas de ambos os gêneros, aos 2, 6, 9 e 12 meses de idade. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Fizeram parte deste estudo prospectivo e descritivo 38 meninos e 31 meninas. As medidas dos tendões foram obtidas por meio de ultrassonografia, utilizando transdutor linear de 14 MHz, na altura do maléolo medial. RESULTADOS: Verificou-se que as espessuras dos tendões nos meninos foram de 2,4 mm, 2,3 mm, 2,4 mm e 2,4 mm, aos 2, 6, 9 e 12 meses, respectivamente. As larguras do tendão do calcâneo foram de 6,0 mm, 6,4 mm, 6,7 mm e 7,1 mm, respectivamente. Nas meninas, as espessuras obtidas aos 2, 6 e 9 meses foram de 2,4 mm, e aos 12 meses encontrou-se o valor de 2,5 mm. As quatro medidas da largura foram de 5,7 mm, 6,2 mm, 6,5 mm e 6,5 mm, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: Não houve diferença na espessura do tendão do calcâneo ao longo do primeiro ano de vida para ambos os gêneros, entretanto, houve diferença nas medidas da largura.OBJECTIVE: To determine the thickness and width of the calcaneal tendon (Achilles tendon in both male and female, eutrophic children at 2, 6, 9 and 12 months of age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present prospective and descriptive study included 38 boys and 31 girls. Measurements of the tendons were performed by means of ultrasonography, with a linear, 14-MHz probe, at the level of the medial malleolus. RESULTS: Tendon thicknesses observed in the boys were 2.4 mm, 2.3 mm, 2.4 mm, and 2.4 mm, respectively at 2, 6, 9 and 12 months. Widths were, respectively, 6.0 mm, 6.4 mm, 6.7 mm and 7.1 mm. In the girls, the tendon thicknesses observed at 2, 6 and 9 months were 2.4 mm, and 2.5 mm at 12 months. Widths were, respectively, 5.7 mm, 6.2 mm, 6.5 mm and 6.5 mm. CONCLUSION: No difference was observed in the calcaneal tendon thickness between boys and girls along the first year of their lives; however, width measurements demonstrated

  1. Compound dorsal dislocation of lunate with trapezoid fracture

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    Bong-Sung Kim

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available We report about a dorsal dislocation of the lunate accompanied by a trapezoid fracture in a 41-year old male patient after a motorcycle accident. The lunate dislocation with no dorsal or volar intercalated segment instability (DISI, VISI was diagnosed by x-ray whereas the trapezoid fracture was only diagnosable by computed tomography. A closed reduction and internal fixation of the lunate by two Kirschner wires was performed, the trapezoid fracture was conservatively treated. Surgery was followed by immobilization, intense physiotherapy and close follow-up. Even though complaints such as swelling and pain subsided during the course of rehabilitation, partial loss of strength and range of motion remained even after 16 months. In conclusion, a conservative treatment of trapezoid fractures seems to be sufficient in most cases. Closed reduction with Kwire fixation led to an overall satisfactory result in our case. For dorsal lunate dislocations in general, open reduction should be performed when close reduction is unsuccessful or DISI/VISI are observed in radiographs after attempted close reduction.

  2. Unstable femoral neck fractures in children - A new treatment option

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    Pruthi K

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Femoral neck fractures in children are an uncommon but difficult situation. The aim of our study was to evaluate clinical results of closed reduction internal fixation and primary valgus osteotomy fixed with a tension band wire loop in high angled pediatric femoral neck fractures. Methods : In a prospective nonrandomized study conducted at 2 centres, sixteen children and adolescents with a Pauwel type 2/3 fracture neck femur were taken as participants. The femoral neck fractures were stabilized using closed reduction and internal fixation (6.5 mm noncannulated screw and a primary valgus osteotomy fixed with a tension band wire loop preferably within 24-36 hours of injury. Patients were evaluated to determine complications, clinical and radiological outcome. Results : At a mean post operative follow up of 5 years, union was achieved in all cases. Three patients had AVN and one developed coxavara. Results were evaluated using IOWA hip scores. Thirteen patients had an excellent result while 3 patients had a good result. Conclusion : Use of this technique holds promise in treating these difficult unstable fractures. Although results from a larger series are still awaited yet the use of this technique can safely be extended to stable fractures also, to minimize the incidence of complications as nonunion and AVN.

  3. Intramedullary osteosynthesis versus plate osteosynthesis in subtrochanteric fractures.

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    Burnei, C; Popescu, Gh; Barbu, D; Capraru, F

    2011-11-14

    Due to an ever-aging population and a growing prevalence of osteoporosis and motor vehicle accidents, the number of subtrochanteric fractures is increasing worldwide. The choice of the appropriate implant continues to be critical for fixation of unstable hip fractures. The subtrochanteric region has certain anatomical and biomechanical features that can make fractures in this region difficult to treat. The preferred type of device is a matter of debate. Increased understandings of biomechanical characteristics of the hip and improvement of the implant materials have reduced the incidence of complications. The surgeons choose between the two methods according to Seinsheimer's classification and also to their personal preferences. As a general principle, the open reduction and internal fixation were performed in stable fractures, and the closed reduction and internal fixation were performed in unstable fractures. The advantages of intramedullary nailing consist in a small skin incision, lower operating times, preservation of fracture hematoma and the possibility of early weight bearing. The disadvantages consist in a difficult closed reduction due to important muscular forces, although the nail can be used as a reduction instrument, and higher implant cost. In open reduction internal fixation techniques, the advantage is represented by anatomical reduction which, in our opinion, is not necessary. The disadvantages are represented by: higher operating time, demanding surgery, large devascularization, higher infection rates, late weight bearing, medial instability, refracture after plate removal and inesthetic approach.

  4. 应用外固定架及封闭式负压引流联合腓肠 神经营养血管逆行岛状皮瓣治疗胫、腓骨开放骨折合并皮肤软组织缺损%External fixation and closed suction drainage combined with reverse sural neurocutaneous island flap in treatment of tibia and fibula open fractures with skin and soft tissue defects

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    侯占江; 刘明辉; 周世峰; 樊昌东; 夏昊晨

    2011-01-01

    目的 总结应用外固定架及封闭式负压引流联合腓肠神经营养血管逆行岛状皮瓣治疗胫、腓骨开放骨折合并皮肤软组织缺损的效果.方法 2008年6月~2009年6月,胫、腓骨开放骨折18例,患者均行骨折复位外固定架固定.清创后创面范围为5 cm×4 cm~12 cm×9 cm.均采用积极清创后平均16 d VSD治疗,待创面肉芽组织新鲜、感染控制后,采用大小为6 cm×5 cm~13 cm×8 cm腓肠神经营养血管逆行岛状皮瓣修复创面.结果 皮瓣术后1例出现皮瓣远端皮缘坏死,1例术后3 d皮瓣因蒂部缝合过紧压迫出现静脉回流不良,均经对症处理后成活,其余皮瓣顺利成活,切口I期愈合.皮瓣与周围皮肤色泽相似,无臃肿,质地佳.术后皮瓣受力处无破溃,无骨髓炎复发.结论 应用外固定架及封闭式负压引流联合腓肠神经营养血管逆行岛状皮瓣是治疗三度小腿骨折合并皮肤软组织碾挫缺损有效方法之一.%Objective To summarize the application of external fixation and closed suction drainage combined with reverse island skin flap nourished by the nutrient vessels ( SFNV) of the sural nerve in treatment of tibia and fibula open fractures with skin and soft tissue defects. Methods External fixation and vacuum sealing drainage ( VSD) combined with reverse island skin flap nourished by SFNV of the sural nerve was used to repair skin defects of lower one-third of the leg, foot or ankle with tibia and fibula open fractures in 18 patients from July 2008 to June 2009. The sizes of wounds debridement were 5 cm x 4 cm ~ 12 cm x 9 cm. First a positive therapy with VSD was used in mean 16 days after debridement, fracture reduction and external fixation. After the fresh granulation tissues grew and infections in control, defects were repaired by sural neurovascular island flap (size from 6 cm xS cm to 13 cm x8 cm). Results There was a small amount of distal marginal necrosis in 1 case after operation, and a

  5. Transstyloid, transscaphoid, transcapitate fracture: a variant of scaphocapitate fractures.

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    Burke, Neil G

    2014-01-01

    Transstyloid, transscaphoid, transcapitate fractures are uncommon. We report the case of a 28-year-old man who sustained this fracture following direct trauma. The patient was successfully treated by open reduction internal fixation of the scaphoid and proximal capitate fragment, with a good clinical outcome at 1-year follow-up. This pattern is a new variant of scaphocapitate fracture as involves a fracture of the radial styloid as well.

  6. Open Galeazzi fracture with ipsilateral elbow dislocation.

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    Adanır, Oktay; Yüksel, Serdar; Beytemur, Ozan; Güleç, M Akif

    2016-08-01

    Combination of the Galeazzi fracture and dislocation of the elbow joint in same extremity is very rare. In this article, we report a 26-year-old male patient with a posterolateral dislocation of the elbow and ipsilateral volar type Galeazzi fracture. We performed closed reduction for the elbow dislocation during admission to the emergency department. Patient was taken to the operating room in the sixth hour of his application to emergency department and open wound on the ulnovolar region of the wrist was closed primarily after irrigation and debridement. We performed open reduction and internal fixation of the radial fracture with a dynamic compression plate. After fixation, we evaluated the stability of the elbow joint and distal radioulnar joint. Distal radioulnar joint was unstable under fluoroscopic examination and fixed with one 1.8 mm Kirschner wire in a pronated position. Then, elbow joint was stable. One year after surgery, patient had no pain or sings of instability. At the last follow-up, range of motion of the elbow was 10°-135° and forearm pronation and supination were 70°.

  7. DEM Particle Fracture Model

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    Zhang, Boning [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Herbold, Eric B. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Homel, Michael A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Regueiro, Richard A. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

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    An adaptive particle fracture model in poly-ellipsoidal Discrete Element Method is developed. The poly-ellipsoidal particle will break into several sub-poly-ellipsoids by Hoek-Brown fracture criterion based on continuum stress and the maximum tensile stress in contacts. Also Weibull theory is introduced to consider the statistics and size effects on particle strength. Finally, high strain-rate split Hopkinson pressure bar experiment of silica sand is simulated using this newly developed model. Comparisons with experiments show that our particle fracture model can capture the mechanical behavior of this experiment very well, both in stress-strain response and particle size redistribution. The effects of density and packings o the samples are also studied in numerical examples.

  8. Epidemiological survey of the feasibility of broadband ultrasound attenuation measured using calcaneal quantitative ultrasound to predict the incidence of falls in the middle aged and elderly

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    Ou, Ling-Chun; Chang, Yin-Fan; Chang, Chin-Sung; Chiu, Ching-Ju; Chao, Ting-Hsing; Sun, Zih-Jie; Lin, Ruey-Mo; Wu, Chih-Hsing

    2017-01-01

    Objectives We investigated whether calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS-C) is a feasible tool for predicting the incidence of falls. Design Prospective epidemiological cohort study. Setting Community-dwelling people sampled in central western Taiwan. Participants A cohort of community-dwelling people who were ≥40 years old (men: 524; women: 676) in 2009–2010. Follow-up questionnaires were completed by 186 men and 257 women in 2012. Methods Structured questionnaires and broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) data were obtained in 2009–2010 using QUS-C, and follow-up surveys were done in a telephone interview in 2012. Using a binary logistic regression model, the risk factors associated with a new fall during follow-up were analysed with all significant variables from the bivariate comparisons and theoretically important variables. Primary outcome measures The incidence of falls was determined when the first new fall occurred during the follow-up period. The mean follow-up time was 2.83 years. Results The total incidence of falls was 28.0 per 1000 person-years for the ≥40 year old group (all participants), 23.3 per 1000 person-years for the 40–70 year old group, and 45.6 per 1000 person-years for the ≥70 year old group. Using multiple logistic regression models, the independent factors were current smoking, living alone, psychiatric drug usage and lower BUA (OR 0.93; 95% CI 0.88 to 0.99, p<0.05) in the ≥70 year old group. Conclusions The incidence of falls was highest in the ≥70 year old group. Using QUS-C-derived BUA is feasible for predicting the incidence of falls in community-dwelling elderly people aged ≥70 years. PMID:28069623

  9. "Roller coaster maneuver via lateral orbital approach" for reduction of isolated zygomatic arch fractures.

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    Pilanci, Ozgur; Basaran, Karaca; Datli, Asli; Kuvat, Samet Vasfi

    2013-11-01

    Numerous techniques have been reported for the reduction of zygomatic arch fractures. In this article, we aimed to describe a technique we named as "roller coaster maneuver via lateral orbital approach" to closed reduction of the isolated-type zygomatic arch fractures. Surgical outcomes of 14 patients treated with this method were outlined.

  10. Strain Paths and Fractures in Rotational Symmetric Multi Stage Single Point Incremental Forming

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    Skjødt, Martin; Silva, M.B.; Martins, P.A.F.;

    2008-01-01

    A multi stage strategy, which allows forming of SPIF parts with vertical walls, is investigated with emphasis on strain paths and fracture strains. Whereas downwards movement of the tool pin results in deformation close to plane strain upwards moving tool results in biaxial strains. A good correl...... space is in good agreement with measured strains with and without fracture....

  11. Vertebral Geometry Parameters Can Predict Fractures

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    P Tofighi

    2007-01-01

    Conclusion: Vertebral fractures are common fractures in postmenopausal women. There was a correlation between verte¬bral height and fractures. Vertebral geometric parameters especially height T score can be used for fracture screening.

  12. Analysis of the pressure response of high angle multiple (HAM) fractures intersecting a welbore; Kokeisha multi fracture (HAM) kosei ni okeru atsuryoku oto kaiseki ni tsuite

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    Ujo, S.; Osato, K. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Arihara, N. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan); Schroeder, R.

    1996-05-01

    This paper reports pressure response analysis on wells piercing a high angle multi (HAM) fracture model. In this model which is defined on a three-dimensional space, a plurality of slanted fractures intersect with wells at high angles (however, intersection of fractures with each other is not considered). With respect to the pressure response analysis method using this model, the paper presents a basic differential equation on pressure drawdown and boundary conditions in the wells taking flows in the fractures pseudo-linear, as well as external boundary conditions in calculation regions (a reservoir spreads to an infinite distance, and its top and bottom are closed by non-water permeating beds). The paper also indicates that results of calculating a single vertical fracture model and a slanted fracture model by using a numerical computation program (MULFRAC) based on the above equations agree well respectively with the existing calculation results (calculations performed by Erlougher and Cinco et al). 5 refs., 6 figs.

  13. Geomechanically Coupled Simulation of Flow in Fractured Reservoirs

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    Barton, C.; Moos, D.; Hartley, L.; Baxter, S.; Foulquier, L.; Holl, H.; Hogarth, R.

    2012-12-01

    between wells. More specifically, fractures can hydraulically open or close due to a decrease (caused by injection) or increase (caused by production) in the effective stress. Flow properties are a function of effective fracture aperture, so it is possible to predict reservoir behavior using the relationship between the mechanical behavior of natural fractures (in response to in situ stress and pore pressure changes) and their hydraulic properties. Low flow rate injection tests were used to characterize the hydraulic properties of the fractures, their width, stiffness and strength — properties that are often difficult to quantify, leading to large uncertainties in predicted response to stimulation of fractured reservoirs. Flow through the individual fractures which form the connected network was explicitly modeled. Fracture stress sensitivity was coupled to the flow simulation through the DFN with dynamic adjustment of aperture to effective normal and shear stresses (after Moos and Barton 2008) and calibrated with microseismic data (positions and times of events) and injection data (rates and pressures). Available tracer test data were used to validate the flow simulation. The results highlight the importance of combining all available data, including microseismic, wellbore image, and flow and stimulation test data, to determine reservoir flow behavior and its response to stimulation.

  14. Limited open reduction and internal fixation with anterolateral L-shape locking compression plate for treatment of distal metaphyseal tibial fractures%有限切开复位结合前外侧 L 形锁定加压接骨板内固定治疗胫骨远端干骺端骨折

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    周炎; 杨越; 刘世清; 余铃; 廖琦; 赵奇; 张春; 黄涛; 张锐; 夏韶强

    2015-01-01

    with lower fibula fractures.The distance from the fracture line of distal metaphyseal tibia to the ankle joint surface was 1.6-4.5cm (average 2.8cm).There were 8 cases of closed fractures and 7 cases of open fractures( Gustilo-Anderson Type I fracture in 2 cases,Type II in 3 cases,Type IIIA in 2 cases) .Two cases of Gustilo Type IIIA were treated by emergency debridement,internal fixation of fibula and external fixation,and others with calcaneal traction.Limited open reduction and internal fixation with anterolat-eral L-shape locking compression plate were performed,bone graft was performed in necessity and early exercise was encouraged after operation.Results All patients were followed up for 12-18 months(average 16 months).Two cases developing epidermal necrosis after operation were healed by dressing;others were healed in the first stage. The fractures healed 20 (16-24 weeks) weeks after surgery.According to American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society(AOFAS) score at the last follow-up,the mean score was 89.5(ranging from 73-95) points,and excellent re-sults were found in 10 patients,good in 3 and fair in 2.The excellent and good rate was 86.7%.No infection,bone nonunion and breakage of internal fixation complications occurred during the follow-up.Conclusion Limited open reduction and internal fixation with anterolateral L-shape locking compression plate for the treatment of distal me-taphyseal tibial fractures make use of minimally invasive plate technology with bone graft in necessity and early exer-cise after operation.It can obtain a good effect.

  15. [Supracondylar fractures in children].

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    Petrov, N; Gucev, S; Kirkov, Lj; Dajljevik, S; Ruso, B

    1982-01-01

    In the Department of Pediatric surgery, during the last ten years, 190 patients with supracondylar fractures (second and third degree, according to Bauman's classification) have been treated. The operation was performed in only 5% of all hospitalized cases. There were only one patient with neurological and vascular complications in the early stage, but without any complications in the late stage. The presented cases showed a high percentage of flexion type of fractures. The conservative treatment by a reposition has given the most satisfactory results.

  16. Fractured Petroleum Reservoirs

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    Firoozabadi, Dr. Abbas

    2000-01-18

    In this report the results of experiments of water injection in fractured porous media comprising a number of water-wet matrix blocks are reported for the first time. The blocks experience an advancing fracture-water level (FWL). Immersion-type experiments are performed for comparison; the dominant recovery mechanism changed from co-current to counter-current imbibition when the boundary conditions changed from advancing FWL to immersion-type. Single block experiments of co-current and counter-current imbibition was performed and co-current imbibition leads to more efficient recovery was found.

  17. Complications of mandibular fractures.

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    Zweig, Barry E

    2009-03-01

    Before any definitive treatment of mandibular fractures, the patient needs to be evaluated for more potentially life-threatening injuries. Complications can and do occur with treatment of mandibular fractures and can occur during any of the phases of treatment. The development of an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan is vital in achieving optimal success and decreasing complications. Knowledge of the anatomy and the principles of bone healing is also an important factor in preventing complications. To limit long-term untoward effects, complications should be recognized early and the appropriate treatment should be started before a minor complication becomes a complex one that is more difficult to manage.

  18. 经皮撬拨复位外固定支架固定治疗跟骨骨折%Treatment of Calcis Fracture with Percutaneous Reduction by Leverage and External Fixation

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    陈勇; 杨述华; 叶哲伟; 刘小云; 何伟; 熊蠡茗

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To retrospectively analyze the therapeutic effect of percutaneous reduction by leverage and external fixation in the treatment of calcis fracture.Methods: A total of 35 patients (36 feet) with calcaneal fractures were treated by percutaneous reduction by leverage and external fixation from June 2006 to September 2008.Injuries were classified according to the Sanders system.There were 7 type Ⅰ cases (7 feet), 19 type Ⅱ cases (20 feet) and 9 type Ⅲ cases (9 feet).Among them, 5 cases (5 feet) were combined with soft tissue avulsion.All patients were followed up for 10 to 25 months and the average follow-up was 18 months.Results..Evaluated by the Maryland foot score standards, the effect was excellent in 13 feet, good in 17 and fair in 6.The excellent and good rate was 83.3%.Conclusion:The curative effect of percutaneous reduction by leverage and external fixation on calcaneal fractures was satisfactory.Several advantages such as small surgical trauma, less complications, without destroying the fracture blood supply and little influence on fracture healing were observed.And it also benefited multiple surgical operations for the patients with soft tissue injuries.%目的:观察撬拔复位外固定支架固定治疗跟骨骨折的临床疗效.方法:本组自2006年6月~2008年9月,共35例(36足)跟骨骨折病人行撬拨复住外固定支架固定治疗.sanders分型:Ⅰ型7例(7足),Ⅱ型19例(20足),Ⅲ型9例(9足).其中合并足部软组织撕脱伤5例(5足).对所有病倒随访,随访时间10~25个月,平均18个月.结果:术后其疗效按Maryland足部评分标准,优13足,良17足,可6足,优良率83.3%.讨论:利用撬拨复位外固定支架固定治疗跟骨骨折疗效满意,有手术创伤小,并发症少,不破坏骨折血运,对骨折愈合影响小等优点.

  19. Treatment of Calcis Fracture with Percutaneous Reductionby Leverage and External Fixation%经皮撬拨复位外固定支架固定治疗跟骨骨折

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    王光辉; 吴玉仙; 杨斌; 刘得恒

    2012-01-01

    Objective :To retrospectively analyze the rapeutic effect of percutaneous reduction by leverage and external fixators in the treatment of calcis fracture. Methods: A total of 27 patients (31 feet) with calcaneal fractures were treated by percutaneous reduction by leverage and external fixators since June 2009 to December 2011. Injuries were classified according to the Sanders system. There were 7 type I cases (7 feet), 16 type II cases (20 feet) and 4type III cases (4feet). Merger of foot avulsed injury of soft tissue in 2 cases(2 feet) .Results:All ofthese patients were followed a minimum of 10 months ( mean ,13 months; range, 10~18 months).Postoperative its curative effect according to Maryland foot rating criteria,Optimal 10 feet,Good 15 feet,Fair 6 feet.The Optima land Good rate is 80.6%.Conclusion: The curative effect of percutaneousreduction by leverage and external fixation on calcaneal fractures was satisfactory. Several advantages such as small surgical trauma, less complications, without destroying the fracture blood supply and little influence on fracture healing were ob-served. And it also benefited multiple surgical operations for the patients with soft tissue injuries.%目的观察撬拨复位外固定支架固定治疗跟骨骨折的临床疗效.方法本组自2009年6月-2011年12月,共27例(31足)跟骨骨折病人行撬拨复位外固定支架固定治疗 sanders分型:I型7例(7足),I型16例(20足),I I型4例(4足)其中合并足部软组织撕脱伤2例(2足).对所有病例随访,随访时间10-18个月,平均13个月.结果术后其疗效按Maryland足部评分标准,优10足,良15足,可6足,优良率80.6%.讨论利用撬拨复位外固定支架固定治疗跟骨骨折疗效满意,有手术创伤小,并发症少,不破坏骨折血运,对骨折愈合影响小等优点.

  20. Reconstruction plate fixation of subtrochanteric femoral fractures in children.

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    El-Sayed, Moustafa; Abulsaad, Mazen; El-Hadidi, Mahmoud; El-Adl, Wael; El-Batouty, Magdy

    2007-08-01

    Pediatric subtrochanteric femoral fractures are rare and have received limited attention in the literature Treatment is controversial. Different treatment options are used: skin traction, 90/90 skeletal traction, spica casting, cast bracing, internal fixation and external fixation. The aim of this study is to present our results with internal fixation of subtrochanteric femoral fractures in children using a reconstruction plate. Between 2000 and 2004, eighteen patients with closed subtrochanteric femoral fractures were treated in the Mansoura Emergency Hospital. The average age at the time of injury was 8.2 years (range 5.3 years to 11.5 years). Pathological fractures and fractures associated with neuromuscular diseases were excluded from this study. Eight patients had head injuries and/or multiple injuries. In all cases a single 4.5 mm contoured reconstruction plate was used and a 6.5 mm cancellous screw was inserted through the plate into the femoral neck. Average follow-up was 38 months (range, 12 to 47 months). All fractures united with anatomical alignment within an average of 8 weeks (range 6 to 12 weeks). There were no deep infections and no significant limb length discrepancies. At the latest follow-up, no patient had any restriction of activities. Internal fixation with a reconstruction plate appears as a good treatment option for children with subtrochanteric femoral fractures.

  1. 手术与手法复位治疗踝关节骨折的临床有效性与安全性综合评价%Comprehensive Evaluation of efficacy and Safety of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation and Closed Manipulative Reduction on Ankle Fractures

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    成晓波

    2014-01-01

    Objective To comprehensive evaluate the efficacy and safety of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation(ORIF)and Closed Manipulative Reduction(CMR)on ankle fractures (AF). Methods 98 cases with AF in the hospital from October 2011 to October 2012 were selected, as for Lange-Hansen Typing ,30 cases were type I , 36 cases were type II, 32 cases were type IV. Of which 49 patients treated by ORIF,as the ORIF group; another 49 patients were treated by CMR,as the CMR group. Ankle X-rays Leeds score, 4,6,12 weeks finger fracture call us growth and hospitalization time and costs in two groups were recorded and compared after surgery. Results The excel ent rate of patients with I degree injury in ORIF group was 100.0% (16/16), and 92.9% (13/14) in CMR group, excel ent rate of patients with II degree injury in ORIF group 82.4% (14/17), and 57.9% (11/19) in CMR group, excel ent rate of patients with IV degree injury in ORIF group was 75.0% (12/16), and 43.8% (7/16) in CMR group, the difference of efficacy in patients with I degree injury in two groups was not statistically significant, and efficacy in patients with II-IV degree injury was higher in ORIF group than in CMR group, and the difference was statistical y significant (P<0.05); bone call us growth rates at 4,6,12 week significantly lower in ORIF group than in CMR group, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05); hospitalization time and treatment costs in CMR group was (11.2±2.4) d and (5346.5±439.3) million, while (17.4±4.1) d and (16352.4±1252.3) million in the ORIF group, significantly less in CMR group than in ORIF group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion Call us growth is better, and hospitalization time and costs are less when choose CMR to treat AF, but ORIF has a significantly better functional recovery of ankle, thus need to select the appropriate treatment of patients according to the degree of damage.%目的:对切开复位内固定术(ORIF)与手法复

  2. 闭合性桡骨远端骨折手法复位小夹板固定临床路径的病例对照研究%Case-control study on the manipulation reduction combined with small-splint fixation for the treatment of closed fracture of radius

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    陈启仪; 虞亚明; 任贵阳; 董霞; 袁荣霞; 傅韵

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical effects of the manipulation reduction combined with small splint fixation for the treatment of fresh closed fracture of radius for shorten hospital stays and reduce medical cost. Methods: From July 2007 to December 2009,200 patients ( ranged the age from 40 to 80 years) with distal radius comminute fracture were treated and divided into CP group( including 21 males and 79 females,with a mean age of (62.98±0.85)years) ,and control group( including 20 males and 80 females,with a mean age of (63.19±0.88)years). All patients were treated manipulation reduction combined with small-splint fixation,control group removed small-splint 30 days after treatment,CP group removed 25 days after treatment. Two groups were checked by X-ray and took traditional chinese medicine (taking Yuanhu tablets,Chuangshangning tablets on the early stage;Guixiangzhenggu pill was taken on the middle stage;Shuangkmgiegu pill on the late stage) .functional exercise was guided after removing of small splint. The condition of reduction and position of bone were evaluated and Gartland-Werlley scale was used to evaluate the function of wrist joint. Results:Treatment time in CP group was decreased from(30.08±3.06) to (25.06±1.07) days;treatment cost in CP group was decreased from(2 100.00±332.12) to (1 644.00± 125.20) Yuan. There was no significant difference in reduction and function recover of wrist joint between two groups. The results showed the effects of TCM clinic can be promised. Conclusion: Clinical pathway for outpatient can promote standardization of outpatient, short treatment time less medical economic burden, and worth widely used.%目的:探讨以手法复位小夹板固定治疗闭合性桡骨远端骨折在保证临床疗效的基础上,缩短治疗时间,减轻患者医疗费用,创建中医优势病种门诊诊疗的临床路径.方法:自2007年7月至2009年12月,共200例患者,年龄40~80岁,分为提前拆除小夹板组(CP

  3. Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)

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    .org Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist) Page ( 1 ) The radius is the larger of the two bones of the forearm. The ... the distal end. A fracture of the distal radius occurs when the area of the radius near ...

  4. Colles wrist fracture – aftercare

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    ... www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21228899 . Prawer A. Radius and ulna fractures. In: Eiff MP, Hatch RL, eds. Fracture Management for Primary Care . 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap ...

  5. A multiple correlation factors analysis of avascular necrosis after closed reduction and cannulated compression screws fixation of intra-capsular femoral neck fracture.A multi-center retrospective study%股骨颈骨折闭合复位加压螺纹钉内固定术后股骨头坏死多中心多因素相关分析

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    周锦春; 郭敦明; 王青; 陈哲峰; 崔维顶; 范卫民; 刘锋

    2013-01-01

    Objective To determine the incidence of avascular necrosis after closed reduction and cannulated compression screws fixation of intra-capsular femoral neck fracture and to investigate the multiple factors correlated to avascular femoral head necrosis.Methods All the patients of intra-capsular femoral neck fracture who accepted closed reduction and cannulated compression screws fixation between 2001 and 2010 in Jiangsu Province were reviewed in multi-centers retrospectively.The multiple factors were analyzed including age,gender,affected side,mechanism of injury,fracture classification,procedure delay,quality of reduction,time of full-weight-bearing,configuration of the screws and removal of the screws.Multiple correlation factors were analyzed with SPSS 13.0 statistic system.Results Complete case records were documented in 1849 cases who were followed up for an average 6.5±2.7 years (range,2-10 years).Avascular necrosis occurred in 246 cases (13.3%).The average time of diagnosis of avascular necrosis was 17±4.6months (range,8-72 months) after injury.The average Harris score of the hips which didn't develop to avascular necrosis was 93.8±8.9 (range,78~100) at the last follow up.Multiple correlation factors analysis indicated that displacement degrees of fracture and the quality of reduction were significantly correlated to the incidence of avascular necrosis (OR=2.078,3.423).Conclusion Closed reduction and cannulated compression screws fixation after the intra-capsular femoral neck fracture can get satisfactory results.Displacement degrees of fracture and the quality of reduction are significantly correlated to the incidence of avascular femoral head necrosis.%目的 调查股骨颈骨折闭合复位加压螺纹钉内固定术后股骨头坏死的发生率,探讨各影响因素与股骨头坏死的相关性.方法 对江苏地区2001至2010年期间接受闭合复位加压螺纹钉内固定治疗的股骨颈骨折患者进行回顾性调查.以股骨头坏

  6. Experimental Simulation for Fracture of Gun Propellant Charge Bed

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    RUI Xiao-ting; YUN Lai-feng; WANG Hao; HUANG Ming; CHEN Jian-zhong; CHEN Tao; LIU Jun

    2005-01-01

    The simulation of compression and fracture of charge bed in chamber is one of the key problems in the study of launch safety of gun propellant charge. A new kind of experimental device that can be used for simulation is given. Its structure and operational principle are introduced. Using a semi-closed vessel as a source of compression force, the device can simulate any kind of dynamic environment in a gun propellant charge. Using the low temperature inert gas (N2) as the compression medium, the device can not only ensure that the simulation is real, but also protect the fragmentized propellant from combustion after experiment. Using the device, many simulation experiments have been accomplished, and dynamic environment of propellant fracture is acquired. With the experiments, fragmentized propellant for the compression and fracture of charge bed is obtained. Results of experiments show that the new device can be used to study the principle of the compression and fracture of charge bed.

  7. Validation of FRC, a fracture risk assessment tool, in a cohort of older men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study.

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    Ettinger, Bruce; Liu, Hau; Blackwell, Terri; Hoffman, Andrew R; Ensrud, Kristine E; Orwoll, Eric S

    2012-01-01

    We evaluated the performance of the Fracture Risk Calculator (FRC) in 5893 men who participated in the baseline visit (March 2000-April 2002) of the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study. FRC estimates for 10-yr hip and major osteoporotic (hip, clinical spine, forearm, and shoulder) fractures were calculated and compared with observed 10-yr fracture probabilities. Possible enhancement of the tool's performance when bone mineral density (BMD) was included was evaluated by comparing areas under receiver operating characteristic curves and by Net Reclassification Improvement (NRI). A total of 5893 men were followed-up for an average of 8.4 yr. For most quintiles of predicted fracture risk, the ratios of observed to predicted probabilities were close to unity. Area under the curves improved when BMD was included (p<0.001; 0.79 vs 0.71 for hip fracture and 0.70 vs 0.66 for major osteoporotic fracture, respectively). Using National Osteoporosis Foundation clinical treatment thresholds, BMD inclusion increased NRI significantly, 8.5% (p<0.01) for hip and 4.0% (p=0.01) for major osteoporotic fracture. We conclude that the FRC calibrates well with hip and major osteoporotic fractures observed among older men. Further, addition of BMD to the fracture risk calculation improves the tool's performance.

  8. Percutaneous Screw Fixation of Crescent Fracture-Dislocation of the Sacroiliac Joint.

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    Shui, Xiaolong; Ying, Xiaozhou; Mao, Chuanwan; Feng, Yongzeng; Chen, Linwei; Kong, Jianzhong; Guo, Xiaoshan; Wang, Gang

    2015-11-01

    Crescent fracture-dislocation of the sacroiliac joint (CFDSIJ) is a type of lateral compression pelvic injury associated with instability. Open reduction and internal fixation is a traditional treatment of CFDSIJ. However, a minimally invasive method has never been reported. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of closed reduction and percutaneous fixation for different types of CFDSIJ and present their clinical outcome. The authors reviewed 117 patients diagnosed with CFDSIJ between July 2003 and July 2013. Closed reduction and percutaneous fixation was performed in 73 patients. Treatment selection was based on Day's fracture classification. For type I fractures, fixation perpendicular to the fracture line were performed. For type II fractures, crossed fixation was performed. For type III fractures, fixation was performed with iliosacral screws. Forty-four patients were treated by open reduction and plate fixation. Demographics, fracture pattern distribution, blood loss, incision lengths, revision surgeries, radiological results, and functional scores were compared. All 117 patients were followed for more than 6 months (mean, 14 months [range, 6-24 months]). Blood loss, extensive exposure, duration of posterior ring surgery, duration of hospital stay, and infection rates were lower in the closed group (P<.01). Patients in the closed group achieved better functional performance (P<.01). There were no significant differences in reduction quality (P=.32), revision surgery rates (P=.27), and iatrogenic neurologic injuries (P=.2) between the 2 groups. The authors' results indicate that closed reduction and percutaneous fixation is a safe and effective surgical method for CFDSIJ.

  9. Microcracks and Overpressure- Induced Fractures

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    Ahmed M. Al - QAHTANI

    2001-01-01

    The microfractures and natural fractures studies have a great significance in the hydrocarbon accumulation exploration and can be a good supporter for wide geophysical study on the major structures. This paper is a brief review on microcracks and overpressure- induced fracture. It is to discuss different views on the mechanism of fractures in the subsurface of the earth.

  10. Reattachment of fractured teeth fragments in mandibular incisors: a case report.

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    Yousef, Mohammed K

    2015-01-01

    The majority of dental trauma involves anterior teeth, especially the maxillary central incisors. A mandibular incisor fracture with or without pulp tissue involvement is considerably less common. Different approaches for treating these fractured teeth have been reported in the literature. The type of treatment rendered depends mainly on the extent of fracture, pulp involvement, radicular fracture, biologic width infringement or violation, and presence of the fractured piece. This case report illustrates reattachment of fractured fragments on two mandibular incisors without pulp exposure using a new proposed reattachment method using a combination of two different types of composite materials together with an orthodontic lingual retention wire. An 8-year-old female patient presented with fractured mandibular left incisors (Ellis class II fracture). Broken pieces were saved and brought in a closed container in water. Periapical radiographs revealed no evidence of pulpal involvement in either tooth and no periapical radiolucency was noticed. Fractured fragments and the broken teeth were prepared with circumferential bevels. Reattachment of the fractured fragments were done using two types of composite resin materials and a lingual orthodontic retention wire was also used. The patient was recalled after 8 months to follow up both teeth. Clinical examination revealed excellent composite restorations covering the fracture lines.

  11. Nonunion with Breakage of Gamma Nail and Subsequent Fracture in the Ipsilateral Femur

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    Takahiro Niikura

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe a rare case with breakage of gamma nail accompanied by nonunion of the original fracture and a subsequent new fracture in the ipsilateral femur. A 73-year-old woman suffered a subtrochanteric fracture of the femur, and the fracture was fixed with gamma nail at a previous hospital. However, fracture reduction was not adequately achieved and a large gap remained between the fracture fragments. The fracture demonstrated atrophic nonunion 10 months after surgery, and autologous bone grafting was performed at the same hospital. Two months after the second surgery, a breakage of the nail at the distal screw hole was observed. Twenty-six months after the second surgery, the patient fell and a fracture occurred at the level of the nail breakage. The atrophic nonunion site and fresh fracture site were very close thus demonstrating a segmental fracture. We exchanged the original gamma nail with a long gamma nail and performed autologous bone grafting at the nonunion site. Both the fresh fracture site and the nonunion site obtained bony union. This tragic chain of events was caused by inappropriate initial treatment and replacing the nail to a longer nail and autologous bone grafting were effective as salvage surgery.

  12. Effect of leptin on bone metabolism in rat model of traumatic brain injury and femoral fracture

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    WANG Lei; YUAN Ji-shan; ZHANG Hong-xi; DING Hua; TANG Xing-guo; WEI Yong-zhong

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To observe serum and callus leptin expression within the setting of fracture and traumatic brain injury (TBI).Methods: Atotal of 64 male SD rats were randomized equally into 4 groups: nonoperated group, TBI group, fraeture group, and fracture+TBI group. Rats were sacrificed at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after fracture+TBI. Serum leptin was detected using radioimmunoassay, and callus formation was measured radiologically. Callus leptin was analyzed by immunohistochemistry.Results: Serum ieptin levels in the fracture group, TBI group and combined fracture+TBI group were all significantly increased compared with control group at the 2 week time-point (P<0.05). Serum leptin in the combined fracture +TBI group was significantly higher than that in the fracture and TBI groups at 4 and 8 weeks after injury (P<0. 05).The percentage of leptin-positive cells in the fracture+TBI callus and callus volume were significantly higher than those in the fracture-only group (P<0.01).Conclusions: We demonstrated elevated leptin expression within healing bone especially in the first 8 weeks in a rat model of fracture and TBI. A close association exists between leptin levels and the degree of callus formation in fractures.

  13. Orbitozygomatic Fracture Repairs: Are Antibiotics Necessary?

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    Huang, Weber; Lynham, Anthony; Wullschleger, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Orbitozygomatic fractures are one of the most common maxillofacial injuries encountered. This study aims to investigate and review the management and complications of orbitozygomatic fractures at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH). Specifically the postoperative infection rate will be closely examined to determine whether adjunctive antibiotics are necessary in its surgical management. A retrospective case selection study of all patients with orbitozygomatic fractures treated at the RBWH in 2011 was performed. The cases were collected from the maxillofacial database. Chart review of the admission with consecutive follow-up of up to 6 weeks including clinical and radiological assessment and consecutive data analysis was performed. A total of 160 patients with orbitozygomatic fractures were managed at the RBWH with three complications. Eighty-five (53.1%) cases were treated surgically and 155 (97.5%) cases had follow-up until 6 weeks postoperatively. Twenty-six surgical cases (16.3%) were treated via elevation without fixation. A further 26 surgical cases (16.3%) were treated with one fixation point, 19 cases (11.9%) with two fixation points, 12 cases (7.5%) with three fixation points, and 2 cases (1.3%) treated with four fixation points. The three complications (1.9%) returned for surgical correction without further consequence; two were due to inadequate cosmesis and one was due to exposure of the fixation plate. No early postoperative infections were seen. This study presents an excellent outcome with minimal early complications of orbitozygomatic fractures treated at the RBWH, a trauma center with high caseload. All operatively treated cases received perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis as per the unit's protocol. With a nil infection rate at the RBWH, future studies should focus on whether the use of prophylactic antibiotics is appropriate. PMID:26576230

  14. Tibia shaft fractures: costly burden of nonunions

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    Antonova Evgeniya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tibia shaft fractures (TSF are common for men and women and cause substantial morbidity, healthcare use, and costs. The impact of nonunions on healthcare use and costs is poorly described. Our goal was to investigate patient characteristics and healthcare use and costs associated with TSF in patients with and without nonunion. Methods We retrospectively analyzed medical claims in large U.S. managed care claims databases (Thomson Reuters MarketScan®, 16 million lives. We studied patients ≥ 18 years old with a TSF diagnosis (ICD-9 codes: 823.20, 823.22, 823.30, 823.32 in 2006 with continuous pharmaceutical and medical benefit enrollment 1 year prior and 2 years post-fracture. Nonunion was defined by ICD-9 code 733.82 (after the TSF date. Results Among the 853 patients with TSF, 99 (12% had nonunion. Patients with nonunion had more comorbidities (30 vs. 21, pre-fracture and were more likely to have their TSF open (87% vs. 70% than those without nonunion. Patients with nonunion were more likely to have additional fractures during the 2-year follow-up (of lower limb [88.9% vs. 69.5%, P  Conclusions Nonunions in TSF’s are associated with substantial healthcare resource use, common use of strong opioids, and high per-patient costs. Open fractures are associated with higher likelihood of nonunion than closed ones. Effective screening of nonunion risk may decrease this morbidity and subsequent healthcare resource use and costs.

  15. Fracture Toughness Characterization

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    Manuel Beltrán Z

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the fracture toughness ( , or also known as critical stress intensity Factor, according to conditions of Lineal Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM. The characterization of the mechanical properties in tensile and fracture toughness of structural steel pipes API-5L used in hydrocarbons transportation was performed. For fracture toughness, the material was tested through fatigue crack propagation on standardized compact specimen (CT according to ASTM E-399 norm. A thickness (B equal to and a crack size (a equal to 0.5w were used. With the porpoise of establishing the adequate conditions at the crack tip, the specimens were subjected to fatigue pre-cracking by application of repeated cycles of load in tensile-tensile and constant load amplitude with a load ratio of R = 0.1. The experimental Compliance method was used based on data obtained from load vs. Crack Mouth Opening Displacement (CMOD. The results show a Stress Intensity factor of 35.88 MPa√m for a 25 mm crack size specimen. The device used for testing is a MTS-810 machine with capacity of 100KN and 6 kHz sampling rate, which meets the conditions of the ASTM E-399 standard. The cracking susceptibility of steel is influenced by the size, morphology and distribution of non-metallic inclusions, thermochemical interaction with the environment and microstructure.

  16. Oblique Axis Body Fracture

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    Takai, Hirokazu; Konstantinidis, Lukas; Schmal, Hagen

    2016-01-01

    type" fracture pattern. The first patient was treated conservatively with cervical spine immobilization in a semirigid collar. However, gross displacement was noted at the 6-week follow-up visit. The second patient was therefore treated operatively by C1-C3/4 posterior fusion and the course...... for this injury and suggest early operative stabilization....

  17. Fracture design modelling

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    Crichlow, H.B.; Crichlow, H.B. (ed.)

    1980-02-07

    A design tool is discussed whereby the various components that enter the design process of a hydraulic fracturing job are combined to provide a realistic appraisal of a stimulation job in the field. An interactive computer model is used to solve the problem numerically to obtain the effects of various parameters on the overall behavior of the system.

  18. Neglected hangman fracture

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    Sudhir Kumar Srivastava

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute management of hangman fracture is well described; however the surgical management of neglected hangman fracture has not been described in literature. We report the surgical management of an untreated hangman′s fracture. A 30-year-old male had fallen from a tree 12 weeks back. Patient presented with cervical myelopathy and restricted neck movements. Radiographs and computed tomography (CT scan revealed fracture of pars interarticularis of axis with Grade III C2-C3 spondylolisthesis with localized kyphosis of 33°. Gentle reduction under general anesthesia (GA failed to improve the alignment. Patient was operated in three stages in a single setting. In Stage I, release of contracted anterior structures and C2-C3 discectomy was done in supine position followed by C2-C3 posterior fixation and fusion in Stage II. C2-C3 interbody bone grafting and anterior plating completed the third stage. C2-C3 interbody fusion was seen at 5 months and a CT scan at 18 months postoperative confirmed fusion and maintenance of alignment. The satisfactory outcome in our patient leads us to believe that anterior-posterior-anterior is the appropriate surgical approach for treatment of such patients.

  19. Proximal femoral fractures

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    Palm, Henrik; Teixidor, Jordi

    2015-01-01

    searched the homepages of the national heath authorities and national orthopedic societies in West Europe and found 11 national or regional (in case of no national) guidelines including any type of proximal femoral fracture surgery. RESULTS: Pathway consensus is outspread (internal fixation for un...

  20. ADVANCED FRACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR TIGHT GAS: AN EAST TEXAS FIELD DEMONSTRATION

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    Mukul M. Sharma

    2005-03-01

    The primary objective of this research was to improve completion and fracturing practices in gas reservoirs in marginal plays in the continental United States. The Bossier Play in East Texas, a very active tight gas play, was chosen as the site to develop and test the new strategies for completion and fracturing. Figure 1 provides a general location map for the Dowdy Ranch Field, where the wells involved in this study are located. The Bossier and other tight gas formations in the continental Unites States are marginal plays in that they become uneconomical at gas prices below $2.00 MCF. It was, therefore, imperative that completion and fracturing practices be optimized so that these gas wells remain economically attractive. The economic viability of this play is strongly dependent on the cost and effectiveness of the hydraulic fracturing used in its well completions. Water-fracs consisting of proppant pumped with un-gelled fluid is the type of stimulation used in many low permeability reservoirs in East Texas and throughout the United States. The use of low viscosity Newtonian fluids allows the creation of long narrow fractures in the reservoir, without the excessive height growth that is often seen with cross-linked fluids. These low viscosity fluids have poor proppant transport properties. Pressure transient tests run on several wells that have been water-fractured indicate a long effective fracture length with very low fracture conductivity even when large amounts of proppant are placed in the formation. A modification to the water-frac stimulation design was needed to transport proppant farther out into the fracture. This requires suspending the proppant until the fracture closes without generating excessive fracture height. A review of fracture diagnostic data collected from various wells in different areas (for conventional gel and water-fracs) suggests that effective propped lengths for the fracture treatments are sometimes significantly shorter than those

  1. [Surgical treatment of pathologic fractures of the humerus and femur].

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    Gruber, G; Zacherl, M; Leithner, A; Giessauf, C; Glehr, M; Clar, H; Windhager, R

    2009-04-01

    The life expectancy of patients with malignant tumours and the incidence of osseous metastases have increased over the last decades. Operations for skeletal metastases of the extremities represent the most frequent surgery in orthopaedic oncology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the different operative treatment options for patients with pathologic fractures of the humerus and femur in terms of complications, postoperative recovery, and survival.From 2000 to 2005, 109 patients were surgically treated for pathologic fractures of the humerus (n=19) or femur (n=90). The study group consisted of 60 women and 43 men, with a mean age of 67 years (13-88). Breast carcinoma (36%) was the most common primary tumour, followed by kidney (17%) and bronchial (16%) carcinoma. Of all patients, 75 (73%) had numerous skeletal metastases, and 38 (37%) had visceral metastases.Wide or marginal resection was performed in seven fractures of the humerus and 14 fractures of the femur; intralesional resection was done in seven humeral and 73 femoral fractures; and stabilisation alone was done in five fractures of the humerus and three fractures of the femur. The median survival time for all patients was 6 months (0-102). The survival rate at 1 year was 25% (25% for both humeral and femoral fractures), 15% at 2 years (17% for humeral and 15% for femoral fractures), and 8% at 3 years (16% for humeral and 7% for femoral fractures). The overall complication rate was 11%, and revision surgeries were performed in seven patients (6.4%). The majority of patients (n=65; 60%), especially those with fractures close to the articular joint, were successfully treated with endoprosthetic replacement. Patients with fractures stabilised by intramedullary nails had shorter operating times, a shorter hospital stay, and fewer complications than patients treated with plating systems. Therefore, we recommend intralesional resection of the metastasis and stabilisation with intramedullary

  2. Uncontrolled haemorrhage in pelvic fractures-Can the inevitable be avoided?

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    Rajesh Thiyam; Rajesh Lalchandani; Sambit Satyaprakash; Neeraj Godara

    2016-01-01

    Pelvic fractures carry a considerable risk for morbidity and mortality.Half or more of the early deaths in these patients have been attributed directly to haemorrhage.The transfusional requirements are four times higher for open pelvic fractures compared with a similar group of closed pelvic fractures.The loss of the tamponade effect by disruption of the pelvic soft tissues and the energy imparted play a central role in this potentially life threatening situation.We reported a case of open pelvic fracture in which persistent haemorrhage was stopped by giving recombinant activated coagulation factor Ⅶa as our last resort.

  3. Intramedullary fixation of a femoral shaft fracture with preservation of an existing hip resurfacing prosthesis.

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    Bilkhu, A; Sisodia, G; Chakrabarty, G; Muralikuttan, K P

    2015-04-01

    Femoral neck fractures have been reported as a cause for failure in patients with a hip resurfacing arthroplasty. However, the incidence and management of fractures of the femoral shaft with an ipsilateral hip resurfacing arthroplasty is relatively absent in current literature. Although, the gold standard for the fixation of a closed femoral shaft fracture is with the use of an intramedullary nail, this can be a challenge in the presence of a hip resurfacing arthroplasty. We describe the case of anterograde intramedullary nail fixation for a femoral shaft fracture in a patient with an ipsilateral hip resurfacing arthroplasty in situ.

  4. Management of mandibular body fractures in pediatric patients: A case report with review of literature

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    Baby John

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Mandibular fractures are relatively less frequent in children when compared to adults, which may be due to the child′s protected anatomic features and infrequent exposure of children to alcohol related traffic accidents. Treatment principles of mandibular fractures differ from that of adults due to concerns regarding mandibular growth and development of dentition. A case of a 4.5-year-old boy with fractured body of mandible managed by closed reduction using open occlusal acrylic splint and circum mandibular wiring is presented. This article also provides a review of literature regarding the management of mandibular body fracture in young children.

  5. [Minimal invasive treatment of massively dislocated radial neck fractures in children by percutaneous joystick reposition and Prevot nailing].

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    Hilgert, R E; Dallek, M; Rueger, J M

    2002-02-01

    Undisplaced fractures of the proximal radius can generally be treated conservatively with good results. In children, spontaneous correction of some angular deformities can be expected during growth. Nevertheless, more severely displaced fracture types may require reduction in children, too. Open reduction and internal fracture fixation have shown to lead to a loss in range of motion frequently. A technique of percutaneous fracture reduction is demonstrated that can provide good results in cases when closed techniques have failed. A Kirschner wire is used to manipulate the fracture fragments percutaneously, which can often prevent open techniques. An additionally performed elastic-stable intramedullary nailing can add to an effective stabilisation and encourage to early physiotherapy.

  6. Ultrasound-Assisted Distal Radius Fracture Reduction

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    Socransky, Steve; Skinner, Andrew; Bromley, Mark; Smith, Andrew; Anawati, Alexandre; Middaugh, Jeff; Ross, Peter

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Closed reduction of distal radius fractures (CRDRF) is a commonly performed emergency department (ED) procedure. The use of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) to diagnose fractures and guide reduction has previously been described. The primary objective of this study was to determine if the addition of PoCUS to CRDRF changed the perception of successful initial reduction. This was measured by the rate of further reduction attempts based on PoCUS following the initial clinical determination of achievement of best possible reduction. Methods  We performed a multicenter prospective cohort study, using a convenience sample of adult ED patients presenting with a distal radius fracture to five Canadian EDs. All study physicians underwent standardized PoCUS training for fractures. Standard clinically-guided best possible fracture reduction was initially performed. PoCUS was then used to assess the reduction adequacy. Repeat reduction was performed if deemed indicated. A post-reduction radiograph was then performed. Clinician impression of reduction adequacy was scored on a 5 point Likert scale following the initial clinically-guided reduction and following each PoCUS scan and the post-reduction radiograph. Results  There were 131 patients with 132 distal radius fractures. Twelve cases were excluded prior to analysis. There was no significant difference in the assessment of the initial reduction status by PoCUS as compared to the clinical exam (mean score: 3.8 vs. 3.9; p = 0.370; OR 0.89; 95% CI 0.46 to 1.72; p = 0.87). Significantly fewer cases fell into the uncertain category with PoCUS than with clinical assessment (2 vs 12; p = 0.008). Repeat reduction was performed in 49 patients (41.2%). Repeat reduction led to a significant improvement (p < 0.001) in the PoCUS determined adequacy of reduction (mean score: 4.3 vs 3.1; p < 0.001). In this group, the odds ratio for adequate vs. uncertain or inadequate reduction assessment using PoCUS was 12.5 (95% CI 3

  7. A Galeazzi-variant type fracture-dislocation in adults

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    Raju Vaishya; Sundar Kumar Shrestha; Abhishek Vaish

    2013-01-01

    Objective:Fracture of either radius or ulna with a dislocation either at the proximal or distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is not a common injury and is inherently unstable.Here we report a case series,with both-bone forearm fractures associated with dislocation of DRUJ,as a Galeazzi-variant type fracture-dislocation,and try to analyze this injury pattern.Methods:The study was based on 6 patients having Galeazzi-variant type fracture-dislocation of different age (20 to 45 years).All fractures were closed type.Two fractures involved the same level and three fractures were at different levels of radius and ulna shaft.After thorough examination and investigations they were treated with limited contact dynamic compression plate without additional fixation for DRUJ.Results:All cases were followed up for 24 weeks.The maximum incidence occurred in age group between 31 and 40 years.All the fractures of both radius and ulna were united in average time of 12 weeks.Range of motion of wrist and elbow,supination and pronation at final follow-up were normal.There was no subsequent re-subluxation or dislocation of the DRUJ in any of the cases.Conclusion:Galeazzi variant in adult is a new undescribed pattern of forearm with wrist injury.Stable open reduction and internal fixation of both-bone forearm fractures is mandatory,followed by 3 to 4 weeks of immobilization in a cast for the healing of disrupted DRUJ.

  8. Fracture Mechanics of an Elastic Softening Material like Concrete

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    Reinhardt, H.W.

    1984-01-01

    Concrete is modelled as a linear elastic softening material and introduced into fracture mechanics. A discrete crack is considered with softening zones at the crack tips. Following the approach of Dugdale/Barenblatt, closing stresses are applied to the crack faces in the softening zone. The stresses

  9. Formative mechanism of intracanal fracture fragments in thoracolumbar burst fractures: a finite element study

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    ZENG Zhi-li; ZHU Rui; LI Shan-zhu; YU Yan; WANG Jian-jie; JIA Yong-wei; CHEN Bo

    2013-01-01

    Background Thoracolumbar burst fracture is a common clinical injury,and the fracture mechanism is still controversial.The aim of this research was to study the formation of intracanal fracture fragments in thoracolumbar burst fractures and to provide information for the prevention of thoracolumbar bursts fractures and reduction of damage to the nervous system.Methods A nonlinear three-dimensional finite element model of T11-L3 segments was established,and the injury processes of thoracolumbar bursts were simulated.The intact finite element model and the finite element model after the superior articular were impacted by 100 J of energy in different directions.The distribution and variation of stress in the superior posterior region of the L1 vertebral body were analyzed.Abaqus 6.9 explicit dynamic solver was used as finite element software in calculations.Results A three-dimensional nonlinear finite element model of the thoracolumbar spine was created.In the intact model,stress was concentrated in the superior posterior region of the L1 vertebral body.The stress peak was a maximum for the extension impact load and a minimum for the flexion impact load.The stress peak and contact force in the facet joint had close correlation with time.The stress peak disappeared after excision of the superior articular process.Conclusions The three-dimensional nonlinear finite element model was suitable for dynamic analysis.The contact force in the facet joint,which can be transferred to the superior posterior vertebral body,may explain the spinal canal fragment in thoracolumbar burst fractures.

  10. Associated injuries in traumatic sternal fractures: a review of the National Trauma Data Bank.

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    Oyetunji, Tolulope A; Jackson, Hope T; Obirieze, Augustine C; Moore, Danier; Branche, Marc J; Greene, Wendy R; Cornwell, Edward E; Siram, Suryanarayana M

    2013-07-01

    Sternal fractures occur infrequently with blunt force trauma. The demographics and epidemiology of associated injuries have not been well characterized from a national trauma database. The National Trauma Data Bank was queried for patients with closed sternal fractures. The demographics were analyzed by age, gender, mechanism and indicators of anatomic and physiologic injuries. Types of commonly associated injuries were also determined. A total of 23,985 records were analyzed. Males accounted for 68.3 per cent and whites 70.9 per cent. Motor vehicle crash was the leading mechanism. More than 56 per cent had severe injuries based on Injury Severity Score (greater than 15) and 17 per cent with Glasgow Coma Score 8 or less. Crude mortality was 7.9 per cent. The majority (57.8%) and approximately one-third (33.7%) of the patients had rib fractures and lung contusions, respectively, 22.0 per cent with closed pneumothorax, 21.6 per cent had a closed thoracic vertebra fracture, 16.9 per cent with lumbar spine fracture, 3.9 per cent with concussion, and blunt cardiac injury in 3.6 per cent. Sternal fractures are usually associated with severe blunt trauma. Lung contusion remains the leading associated injury followed by vertebral spine fractures. Cardiac injuries are less frequent and vascular injuries less so. Mechanism of injury and presence of sternal fractures should alert providers to these potential associated injuries.

  11. OUTCOME OF LOCKING PLATES IN DISTAL TIBIA FRACTURES TREATMENT

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    Lokesh

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Most of these fractures except intra-articular fractures are treated with interlocking nail. 1,2 These nails are a boon for these fractures. But as the fracture nears to the joint stability the fracture fixation will be compromised due to malreduction and alignment, it leads to increased chances of delayed and nonunion. 3 Locking anatomical plates are evaluated for anatomical and relative stability fixation. Since then most intra and near intra-articular fractures are fixed with these plates with minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis method, these plates have given excellent result 4 . But again these plates have some disadvantages 5 . This study is done to see the outcome of locking plates in distal tibia fracture. METHODS This study is done in the Department of Orthopaedics, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore. This study is done from 2013 to 2015. 30 patients who came to outpatient department were treated with locking plates. All patients above 16 years having distal third tibia fracture are included. All open fractures except type 1 and elderly above 60 years and pathological fractures are excluded in our study. All patients were followed up for initial 5 months, thereafter, once in 3 months, for clinical and radiological evaluation of union status, knee range of motion, ankle range of motion and other complications. Assessment of the patient with functional recovery was done with American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery(AOFAS 6 minimum 5 months after injury. RESULTS Majority of the patients are from age group 18-29 years (50%. Average age group was 30 years. Majority of the patients were males 80.6% (25. All fractures were closed fractures except 2 cases which are type 1. There were 12 cases of AO type A, 8 patients were AO type B and 10 patients were type C. Majority of the patients had fracture due to road traffic accidents, 74%. All fractures were united by the end of 20 weeks. There was delayed union in

  12. Surviving a School Closing

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    De Witt, Peter M.; Moccia, Josephine

    2011-01-01

    When a beloved school closes, community emotions run high. De Witt and Moccia, administrators in the Averill Park School District in upstate New York, describe how their district navigated through parents' anger and practical matters in closing a small neighborhood elementary school and transferring all its students to another school. With a group…

  13. Measuring Stress-dependent Fluid Flow Behavior in Fractured Porous Media

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    Huo, Da; Benson, Sally

    2014-05-01

    compression cycles, the effective stress needs to drop by more than 75% to cause a significant increase in permeability. Stress-dependent relative permeability is also likely to be stress dependent, but is very difficult to measure. Pyrak-Nolte (1990) pointed out that non-wetting phase tends to have a more significant deduction compared with wetting phase if the fracture aperture is closing. Our experiment also observes that large apertures will close first. Due to the fact that non-wetting phase tends to stay in large apertures and wetting phase tends to stay in small apertures, we also get the same phenomenon that the fracture closure/opening will mainly affect the non-wetting phase channels in fractures.

  14. ANTEGRADE INTRAMEDULLARY FIXATION OF HUMERAL SHAFT FRACTURES WITH INTERLOCKING NAIL - AN ANALYSIS OF COMPLICATIONS

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    Arvinder

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT : Fractures of the humeral shaft account for 3% of all the fractures . Primary cause of these fractures i s high energy traumas. Goals in managing these fractures are osseous union, minimal deformity and return of maximal extremity function. The union rate of simple fractures of humerus treated conservatively is over 90%. Surgical management of these fractures is preferred in Segmental fractures, Polytrauma patients, Pathological fractures, Open fractures , Failed conservative treatment, Associated p