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  1. Temporary antibiotic cement-covered gamma nail spacer for an infected nonunion of the proximal femur.

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    Rodriguez, Hugo; Ziran, Bruce H

    2007-01-01

    We report the case of an infected nonunion of the proximal femoral in an elderly patient. There was extensive involvement of the entire proximal femur precluding salvage. An impromptu use of a cephalomedullary nail coated with antibiotic-laden bone cement is described, followed by reimplantation with a revision-type proximal femoral prosthesis. The patient had resection of the proximal femur, placement of a temporary functional spacer, and reimplantation after a course of antibiotics, with good success. The method we describe is a reasonable alternative when standard off-the-shelf systems or other methods of temporary spacer creation are not available.

  2. The best location for proximal locking screw for femur interlocking nailing: A biomechanical study

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    Ahmet A Karaarslan

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: According to our findings, there is twice as much difference in locking screw bending resistance between these two application levels. To avoid proximal locking screw deformation, locking screws should be placed in the level of the lesser trochanter in nailing of 1/3 middle and distal femur fractures.

  3. Surgical Treatment of Undisplaced Femur Neck Fractures in Dementia Patients Using Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation.

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    Park, Bong-Ju; Cho, Hong-Man; Min, Woong-Bae

    2015-09-01

    People with dementia have poor mobility and discharge outcomes following hip fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of internal fixation of undisplaced femur neck fractures (Garden types 1 and 2) by proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) in dementia patients. We studied retrospectively 19 patients with undisplaced femur neck fracture. All patients were over 70 years of age, walked independently with a cane or crutches and suffered moderate-to-severe dementia. Patients were treated with PFNA and followed-up for more than 2 years. Revision, loss of fixation, complications, and walking ability outcomes were measured. In walking-ability evaluation, patients showed an average decrease of just 0.2 points at the final follow-up. Walking ability was evaluated from before injury to 4 weeks after surgery and decreased by less than 0.5 points. Radiological bone union was achieved in 17 cases; the average time to bone union was 4.14 months (range, 2.5-7 months). Complications included non-union in two cases and femoral head avascular necrosis in one case of non-union. We found that for patients with osteoporotic bone tissues in their femoral heads or patients (e.g., those suffering dementia) for whom cooperating with medical workers for postoperative walking control or rehabilitation exercises is difficult, implanting a mechanically stable spiral blade for fixation of femoral neck fractures could facilitate walking after surgery.

  4. Influence of Lateral Muscle Loading in the Proximal Femur after Fracture Stabilization with a Trochanteric Gamma Nail (TGN)

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    Sitthiseripratip, Kriskrai; Mahaisavariya, Banchong; Suwanprateeb, Jintamai; Bohez, Erik; Vander Sloten, Jos

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of lateral muscle loading on the stress/strain distributions of the trochanteric Gamma nail (TGN) fixation within the healed, trochanteric and subtrochanteric femoral fractures by means of a finite element method. The effect of three muscle groups, the abductors (ABD), the vastus lateralis (VL) and the iliotibial band (ITB), were investigated. The analytical results showed that addition of lateral muscle forces, iliotibial band and vastus lateralis, produced compensation of forces and reduction of bending moments in the bone and in the trochanteric Gamma nail especially in the lateral aspect. The iliotibial band produced a higher impact as compared to the vastus lateralis. Therefore in the finite element analysis of the proximal femur with the trochanteric Gamma nail fracture fixation should include the lateral muscle forces to simulate load condition with maximal physiological relevance to the closed nailing technique.

  5. INTERTAN nail versus proximal femoral nail antirotation-Asia for intertrochanteric femur fractures in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis

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    Zhang, Hui; Zeng, Xianshang; Zhang, Nan; Zeng, Dan; Xu, Ping; Zhang, Lili; Chen, Deng; Yu, Weiguang; Zhang, Xinchao

    2017-01-01

    Objectives To compare the long-term functional and radiographic outcomes of the proximal femoral nail antirotation-Asia (PFNA-II) and INTERTAN nail (IT) in the management of intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFFs) (AO/OTA Type 31A1.1-A2.3) in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis. Methods A retrospective comparative study was performed in our institution. From January 2009 to March 2012, 243 patients with osteoporosis (243 hips) with IFFs (AO/OTA Type 3.1A1.1-A2.3) underwent repair wi...

  6. INTERTAN nail versus proximal femoral nail antirotation-Asia for intertrochanteric femur fractures in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis.

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    Zhang, Hui; Zeng, Xianshang; Zhang, Nan; Zeng, Dan; Xu, Ping; Zhang, Lili; Chen, Deng; Yu, Weiguang; Zhang, Xinchao

    2017-08-01

    Objectives To compare the long-term functional and radiographic outcomes of the proximal femoral nail antirotation-Asia (PFNA-II) and INTERTAN nail (IT) in the management of intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFFs) (AO/OTA Type 31A1.1-A2.3) in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis. Methods A retrospective comparative study was performed in our institution. From January 2009 to March 2012, 243 patients with osteoporosis (243 hips) with IFFs (AO/OTA Type 3.1A1.1-A2.3) underwent repair with either a PFNA-II or IT. Follow-up assessments were performed 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months postoperatively and every year thereafter. All implant position changes were noted. Patient-related functional outcomes were evaluated based on the Harris hip score. Results In total, 174 patients with osteoporosis (IT, n = 86; PFNA-II, n = 88) were evaluated during a mean follow-up period of 40 months (range, 38-60 months). An increased risk of femoral shaft fracture after implant removal was observed at month 9 of follow-up in 0.0% and 4.4% of the IT and PFNA-II groups, respectively. This difference remained over time with rates of 1.1% and 6.8%, respectively, at the last follow-up. Conclusion The IT nail appears to be a reliable implant in the management of IFFs (AO/OTA Type 3.1A1.1-A2.3) in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis.

  7. A Prospective Study to Evaluate the Management of Sub-trochanteric Femur Fractures with Long Proximal Femoral Nail

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    Kumar M

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Sub-trochanteric fractures of the femur remains one of the most challenging fractures faced by orthopaedic surgeons. This study was done to analyse the management and complications of sub-trochanteric fractures using long proximal femoral nail (PFN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 50 patients with sub-trochanteric fractures of femur who were treated with long PFN at a tertiary care center from July 2012 to June 2016. The fractures were classified according to Seinsheimer classification. All patients were assessed functionally by Harris Hip Score. RESULTS: Average duration of union was 17.08 weeks (range 13 to 32 weeks, union was achieved in 92% cases. Closed reduction was achieved in 68% cases and open reduction was required in 32% cases. Various intraoperative complications were seen in 12% and delayed complications in 26% of cases. Good anatomical results were achieved in 86% of cases and 14% were fair. As per Harris Hip score, excellent results were noted in 28% cases, good in 56% cases and fair in 16% cases. CONCLUSION: The long PFN is a reliable implant for sub-trochanteric femur fractures, with high rate of bone union and minimal soft tissue damage. Intramedullary fixation has biological and biomechanical advantages, but the surgery is technically demanding.

  8. A retrospective analysis of the InterTan nail and proximal femoral nail anti-rotation-Asia in the treatment of unstable intertrochanteric femur fractures in the elderly.

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    Yu, Weiguang; Zhang, Xinchao; Zhu, Xingfei; Hu, Jun; Liu, Yunjiang

    2016-01-15

    The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of elderly patients undergoing surgery for treatment of unstable trochanteric fractures receiving either proximal femoral nails anti-rotation-Asia (PFNA-IIs) or InterTan nails (ITs). Between January 1, 2012, and June 31, 2015, 168 elderly patients with unstable intertrochanteric femur fractures enrolled in this study. The only intervention was ITs or PFNA-IIs of the unstable trochanteric femur fractures. Follow-up was at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively and yearly thereafter. Intraoperative variables and postoperative complications were compared between the two groups. Eight patients died, six were too infirmed for follow-up, and seven were lost during follow-up, leaving 147 patients meeting the criteria were evaluated at a mean follow-up of 20 months (range 16-26 months). Significant differences were observed between the two groups regarding local complications (IT, n = 10 vs. PFNA-II, n = 20), varus collapse of the head/neck or femoral shaft fractures at the tip of the nail (IT, n = 1 vs. PFNA-II, n = 8), femoral neck shortening (IT, 4.4 ± 1.1 mm vs. PFNA-II, 7.4 ± 2.4 mm), fracture healing time (IT, 14.7 ± 2.1 weeks vs. PFNA-II, 15.7 ± 2.4 weeks), femoral shaft fractures (IT, n = 0 vs. PFNA-II, n = 4), rotational loss of reduction (IT, n = 0 vs. PFNA-II, n = 9), lateral cortex fractures of the proximal femur or lateral greater trochanter fractures (IT, n = 8 vs. PFNA-II, n = 1), operative time (IT, 71.9 ± 6.8 min vs. PFNA-II, 52.3 ± 4.0 min), intraoperative blood loss (IT, 190.6 ± 6.0 mL vs. PFNA-II, 180.9 ± 10.8 mL), fluoroscopy time (IT, 5.0 ± 0.48 min vs. PFNA-II, 2.8 ± 0.33 min), hospital stay (IT, 9.65 ± 0.95 days vs. PFNA-II, 8.58 ± 0.93 days), cut-out (IT, n = 0 vs. PFNA-II, n = 6), and tip-apex distance (IT, 26.7 ± 0.91 mm vs. PFNA-II, 23.2 ± 1.22 mm). No significant differences existed for the other observation indexes (p > 0.05). The IT nail may have more advantage for

  9. A Study of Inflammatory/Necrosis Biomarkers in the Fracture of the Femur Treated with Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation

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    Mariapaola Marino

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Pertrochanteric fractures are common injuries in adults and source of morbidity and mortality among the elderly. Different surgical techniques were recommended for their treatment but undoubtedly they add an additional inflammatory trauma along the fracture itself. Many attempts to quantify the degree of approach-related trauma are carried out through measurements of systemic inflammatory parameters. In this study we prospectively analyzed laboratory data of 20 patients over eighty with pertrochanteric fracture of the femur treated with proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA. This is an excellent device for osteosynthesis because it can be easily and quickly inserted by a mini-incision providing stable fixation and early full mobilization. Serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α, interleukin-6 (IL-6, C-reactive protein (CRP, and plasma creatin kinase (CK were evaluated 1 hour preoperatively and 24 hours postoperatively. Our results show that PFNA did not induce significant increments in serum levels of inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6; CRP was elevated preoperatively in correlation with waiting time for surgery; CRP and CK showed a significant increment in the first postoperatory day; CK increment was correlated with surgical time length. We conclude that, for the markers we analyzed, PFNA shows a low biomechanical-inflammatory profile that represents an advantage over other techniques.

  10. Assessment of the geometry of proximal femur for short cephalomedullary nail placement: An observational study in dry femora and living subjects

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    Pathrot, Devendra; Ul Haq, Rehan; Aggarwal, Aditya N; Nagar, Mahindra; Bhatt, Shuchi

    2016-01-01

    Background: Intramedullary devices have increasingly become popular and are widely used for fixation of unstable intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures. These implants have been designed taking into consideration of the anthropometry of the western population which varies from those of other ethnic groups. This study was carried out to assess the geometry of proximal femur for the placement of short cephalomedullary nails in our subset of patients and suggest suitable design modifications based on these parameters. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the following three groups: (1) Anthropometric study of 101 adult human dry femora, (2) radiographs of the same femora, and (3) radiographs of the contralateral uninjured limb of 102 patients with intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric fractures. In Group 1, standard anthropometric techniques were used to measure neck shaft angle (NSA), minimal neck width (NW), trochanteric offset, and distance from the tip of greater trochanter (GT) to the lower border of lesser trochanter on the femoral shaft axis (distance X). In Group 2 and 3, the NSA, minimal NW, NW at 130° and 135°, trochanteric shaft angle (TSA), trochanteric offset, distance X, distance between the tip of GT and the point where the neck axis crosses the line joining the tip of the GT to the lower border of the lesser trochanter on the femoral shaft axis (distance Y), and canal width at 10, 15, and 20 cm from tip of GT were measured on standard radiographs. The values obtained in these three groups were pooled to obtain mean values. Various parameters of commonly used short cephalomedullary nails available for fixation of pertrochanteric fractures were obtained. These were compared to the results obtained to suggest suitable modifications in the nail designs for our subset of patients. Results: The mean parameters observed were as follows: NSA 128.07° ± 4.97 (range 107°–141°), minimum NW 29.0 ± 2.8 mm (range 22–42 mm), NW at 130

  11. Assessment of the geometry of proximal femur for short cephalomedullary nail placement: An observational study in dry femora and living subjects

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    Devendra Pathrot

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Intramedullary devices have increasingly become popular and are widely used for fixation of unstable intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures as well. These implants have been designed taking into consideration the anthropometry of the western population whose anthropometry varies from those of other ethnic groups. This study was carried out to assess the geometry of proximal femur for the placement of short cephalomedullary nails in our subset of patients and suggest suitable design modifications based on these parameters. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in the following three groups: (1 Anthropometric study of 101 adult human dry femora, (2 radiographs of the same femora, and (3 radiographs of the contralateral uninjured limb of 102 patients with intertrochanteric or subtrochanteric fractures. In Group 1, standard anthropometric techniques were used to measure neck shaft angle (NSA, minimal neck width (NW, trochanteric offset, and distance from the tip of greater trochanter (GT to the lower border of lesser trochanter on the femoral shaft axis (distance X. In Group 2 and 3, the NSA, minimal NW, NW at 130° and 135°, trochanteric shaft angle (TSA, trochanteric offset, distance X, distance between the tip of GT and the point where the neck axis crosses the line joining the tip of the GT to the lower border of the lesser trochanter on the femoral shaft axis (distance Y, and canal width at 10, 15, and 20 cm from tip of GT were measured on standard radiographs. The values obtained in these three groups were pooled to obtain mean values. Various parameters of commonly used short cephalomedullary nails available for fixation of pertrochanteric fractures were obtained. These were compared to the results obtained to suggest suitable modifications in the nail designs for our subset of patients. Results: The mean parameters observed were as follows: NSA 128.07° ± 4.97 (range 107°–141°, minimum NW 29.0 ± 2.8 mm

  12. COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN PROXIMAL FEMORAL NAILING AND DYNAMIC HIP SCREW IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERTROCHANTERIC FRACTURES OF FEMUR

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    Penugonda Ravi Shankar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available AIMS AND OBJECTIVES : To determine the rate of union, complications, operative risks and functional outcomes in intertrochanteric fractures treated with DHS and PFN , To compare the results obtained and To compare the effectiveness of DHS and PFN in treatment of intertrochanteric fractures. RESULTS : In the present series of 24 cases of Intertrochanteric fractures were treated by proximal femoral nailing and dynamic hip screw, 12 cases in each. Out of 24 there were 13 male and 11 female. Minimum age was 36 years, maximum age 76 years with mean age of 59.25 years. Slip and fall accounted for 75% of cases. BOYD and GRIFFIN type II fracture accounted for 58.3% of cases. Mean duration of hospital stay was 26 days in both PFN and DHS groups. Length of incision was small 5 - 6cm in PFN group compared to 10 - 12cm in DHS group. Mean external blood loss 150ml in PFN group and 315 ml in DHS group. Mean time for full weight bearing was 11.5 weeks for PFN group and 14.3 weeks for DHS group. Radiological union was 12.3 weeks in PFN group and 15.5 weeks in DHS group. Good to excellent results were seen in 91.7% of cases in PFN group and 75% in DHS group. CONCLUSION : From the study, we consider PFN as better alternative to DHS in the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures but is technically difficult procedure and requires more expertise compared to DHS.As learning curve of PFN procedure is steep, with experience gained from each case operative time, radiation exposure and intraoperative complications can be reduced in each case of PFN

  13. Proximal femur geometry in the adult Kenyan femur and its ...

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    Background: Numerous orthopaedic procedures are carried out on the proximal femur. For optimal hip function, these procedures must restore the anatomy of the proximal femur to as near normal as possible. There are currently no local studies that have described in detail the normal anatomy of the proximal femur and its ...

  14. Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing for Distal Femur Fracture with Osteoporosis

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    Kim, Jihyeung; Kang, Seung-baik; Nam, Kyungpyo; Rhee, Seung Hwan; Won, Jong Won; Han, Hyuk-Soo

    2012-01-01

    Background The incidence of distal femur fracture in the elderly has been increasing recently, and commonly occurs with osteoporosis. Retrograde intramedullary nailing has been considered a good surgical option for distal femur fracture. The purpose of the present study was to present our surgical results with retrograde intramedullary nailing for distal femur fractures with osteoporosis. Methods Thirteen patients diagnosed with extra-articular distal femur fracture and osteoporosis and manag...

  15. bilateral recon nailing of comminuted fracture femur in a severely ...

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    2012-09-06

    Sep 6, 2012 ... Severely comminuted fractures of the femur can be challenging injuries to manage. The incidence of these ... (KNH). Injuries identified included almost identical bilateral fracture femur consisting of high subtrochanteric fracture with .... nailing for ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fractures. Strategies Trauma ...

  16. proximal femur geometry in the adult kenyan femur and its ...

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    implications considering that the implants used to treat fractures in the proximal femur would usually traverse the neck and lodge in the femoral head. A very narrow neck may not allow adequate implant placement especially for those implants that employ two proximal locking screws. This has been shown, in a study by ...

  17. Retrograde intramedullary nailing for distal femur fracture with osteoporosis.

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    Kim, Jihyeung; Kang, Seung-Baik; Nam, Kyungpyo; Rhee, Seung Hwan; Won, Jong Won; Han, Hyuk-Soo

    2012-12-01

    The incidence of distal femur fracture in the elderly has been increasing recently, and commonly occurs with osteoporosis. Retrograde intramedullary nailing has been considered a good surgical option for distal femur fracture. The purpose of the present study was to present our surgical results with retrograde intramedullary nailing for distal femur fractures with osteoporosis. Thirteen patients diagnosed with extra-articular distal femur fracture and osteoporosis and managed with retrograde intramedullary nailing were retrospectively reviewed. Cement augmentation was used in four patients, shape memory alloy was used in eight patients and both were used in one patient. All patients were followed up for more than 2 years. Radiologic alignments were scored and Tegner and the Lysholm activity score was used for a functional assessment. The average time to clinical union was 13 weeks (range, 10 to 15 weeks). In 12 of our cases, the total alignment scores were excellent. At the last follow-up, the mean range of motion was 116° (range, 110° to 125°). The average functional score at postoperative 1 year was 2.6 (range, 1 to 5). Retrograde intramedullary nailing is a good surgical option for distal femur fracture with osteoporosis. Cement augmentation and shape memory alloy can also be used for added mechanical stability. This surgical technique is very useful for distal femur fracture with osteoporosis as it promotes fracture healing and early rehabilitation.

  18. Bilateral recon nailing of comminuted fracture femur in a severely ...

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    The patient was mobilized from bed to chair post-operatively. After 4 weeks from the last surgery he was gradually mobilized full weight bearing with a walker. At 4 months follow-up he was walking full weight bearing without support. Recon nails can be employed successfully to treat complex fractures of the femur shaft.

  19. Numerical Optimization of the Position in Femoral Head of Proximal Locking Screws of Proximal Femoral Nail System; Biomechanical Study.

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    Konya, Mehmet Nuri; Verim, Özgür

    2017-09-29

    Proximal femoral fracture rates are increasing due to osteoporosis and traffic accidents. Proximal femoral nails are routinely used in the treatment of these fractures in the proximal femur. To compare various combinations and to determine the ideal proximal lag screw position in pertrochanteric fractures (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen classification 31-A1) of the femur by using optimized finite element analysis. Biomechanical study. Computed tomography images of patients' right femurs were processed with Mimics. Afterwards a solid femur model was created with SolidWorks 2015 and transferred to ANSYS Workbench 16.0 for response surface optimization analysis which was carried out according to anterior-posterior (-10°0) and posterior-anterior directions of the femur neck significantly increased these stresses. The most suitable position of the proximal lag screw was confirmed as the middle of the femoral neck by using optimized finite element analysis.

  20. Avaliação do emprego da haste femoral curta na fratura trocantérica instável do fêmur Evaluating the use of a proximal femoral nail in unstable trochanteric fracture of the femur

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    João Antonio Matheus Guimarães

    2008-09-01

    , devido a uma redução inadequada em varo, ocorreu um cutout que necessitou de revisão cirúrgica. Outro caso de fratura do tipo 31A2, evoluiu para necrose avascular da cabeça femoral, após consolidação da fratura. Por fim, um caso de fratura do tipo 31A3, devido a redução inadequada no plano sagital, evoluiu para retarde de consolidação, com quebra da haste após 13 meses da cirurgia. CONCLUSÃO: A osteossíntese com haste proximal, como tratamento da fratura trocantérica instável do fêmur realizada em pacientes com idade superior a 60 anos, resultou na consolidação da maioria dos casos. As complicações foram distintas nos dois subgrupos estudados. A redução adequada da fratura antes da introdução da haste intramedular é fundamental para o sucesso do procedimento.OBJECTIVE: Identifying the rate of healing of unstable trochanteric fractures submitted to osteosynthesis with a proximal femoral nail (PFN® - AO/ASIF, in patients operated on between November 1999 and March 2004. METHODS: 45 patients were analyzed, ages ranging from 60 to 93, with unstable trochanteric fractures of the femur submitted to osteosynthesis with short PFN®, with indirect reduction in a traction device guided by radioscopy. The fractures were classified according to the AO/OTA classification. Bone quality was evaluated by the Singh index in the post-operative radiographic routine. The quality of the reduction achieved and the positioning of the implant were evaluated by post-operative anteroposterior and profile X-ray of the proximal femur, with analysis of the cervicodiaphyseal angle and the distance between the tip of the sliding nail and the center of the femoral head, the so-called "tip apex distance" (TAD. RESULTS: The mean age of patients studied was 80.8 years (60-93. Females prevailed, with 37 cases (82.2%. The right side was involved in 22 cases (48.89% and the left side, in 23 (51.1%. All fractures were unstable, 22 of them of the type 31A2 (48.8%, and 23, of the

  1. Retrograde nailing for distal femur fractures in the elderly

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    Giddie Jasdeep

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: We report the results of treating a series of 56 fractures in 54 elderly patients with a distal femur fracture with a retrograde femoral nail. Methods: Fifty-four of the nails were inserted percutaneously with a closed reduction. After surgery all patients were allowed to weight bear as tolerated. Four fractures were supported in a temporary external splint. Results: The mean age of patients was 80.6 years (range 51–103 years, 52/54 (96% were females. There were no cases of nail related complications and no re-operations were required. One patient was lost to follow up. The 30-day mortality was 5/54 (9.3% and the one year mortality was 17/54 (31.5%. Conclusions: Distal femoral nail fixation provides a good method of fixation allowing immediate mobilisation for this group of patients.

  2. Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of right proximal femur

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    Sachin A Badge

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma (DDCS comprises approximately 10% of all chondrosarcomas. The tumor generally occurs after the age of 50 years, with equal distribution among males and females. It is most often located in the bones of the pelvis, the proximal femur or humerus, the distal femur, and the ribs. Regardless of treatment, the prognosis is ominous with 90% of patients dying with distant metastases within 2 years. We report a case of DDCS of right proximal femur in a 73-year-old woman. The most important factors affecting survival are early recognition of the radiographic features, adequate histological sampling, and wide-margin resection of the lesion. So for the correct histopathological diagnosis the biopsy sample should be adequate to visualize both cartilaginous and noncartilaginous sarcomatous component which helps to increase the survival of patients before the distant metastasis occurs.

  3. Treatment outcomes of intertrochanteric femur fractures treated with DLT™ nail

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    Mehmet Arıcan

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Intramedullary nails frequently use in proximal femur fractures. In this study, 49 patients with intertrochanteric fractures were evaluated clinical and radiological results treated with dyna locking trochanteric (DLT™ nail retrospectively. Methods: Twenty-two (44.9% patients were male and 27 (55.1% patients were female. Mean age was 74.29±1.98 (28-99 years and Followed up for a mean of 14.35±3.43 (9-24 months. Thirty-seven (75.6% of the fractures resulted from simple falls while 6 (12.2% caused from traffic accidents and 6 (12.2% fall down from height. There were 24 (49.0% left and 25 (51.0% right lower extremities fractured. According to Orthopaedic Trauma Association classification system; 21 (42.9%, 21 (42.9% and 7 (14.2% fractures were classified as 31A1, 31A2, and 31A3 respectively. One (2.0% patient had claviculae fracture, 3 (6.1% patients had radius distal fracture and 1 (2.0% patient had total knee arthroplasty. After surgery, X-ray was used for radiological results and functional outcomes were evaluated according to the Harris hip scoring system. Results: The average waiting time for the surgery was 2.02±0.18 (1-7 days and hospitalization time was 6.23±0.29 (4-15 days. Mean fracture healing time was 11.74±1.82 (8-15 weeks. Three patients had screw cut-out in the follow-up time and performed hemiarthroplasty. The average Harris hip score was 88.02±1.21 (42-97 points and included 29 (59.2% excellent cases, 17 (34.7% good and 3 (6.1% poor. Conclusion: DLT ™ nail is a safe and successful method because of low complication rates, and capability of detection.

  4. Static or dynamic intramedullary nailing of femur and tibia.

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    Omerovic, Djemil; Lazovic, Faruk; Hadzimehmedagic, Amel

    2015-04-01

    The basic principle of non-surgical fracture treatment is to restore the original anatomical position of fractured fragments by different techniques, without direct access to the bone and without further traumatizing of tissues. Intramedullary nailing is synthesis and consolidation of fracture fragments with the main goal to gain strength and permanent placement of the implants. Two techniques of intramedullary osteosynthesis are used: with dynamic or with static intramedullary nail. Dynamization include conversion of static nail by removing screws from the longest fragment. The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a difference in the speed and quality of healing of the type A and B fractures of the femur and tibia treated by static or dynamic intramedullary nails and to compare the results. The study was conducted at the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Clinical Center University Sarajevo from January 2004 to June 2009. The study was retrospective-prospective, manipulative, controlled and it was conducted on a total of 129 patients with closed fractures of the diaphysis of the femur and tibia type A and type B, with different segments of bone, regardless of sex and age structure, with the exception of children under 14 years of age. Precisely there were 47 patients with femoral fractures and 82 patients with tibial fractures. The average number of weeks of healing femoral and tibial fractures was slightly in advantage of static intramedullary osteosynthesis, it was 17.08 weeks (SD=3.382). The average number of weeks of healing in 23 patients with fractures of the femur, treated by dynamic intramedullary osteosynthesis was 17.83 (SD=2.978). We can conclude that static intramedullary nailing osteosynthesis unable movements between fragments which directly stimulates bone formation and formation of minimal callus. Static intramedullary osteosynthesis resolve the problem of stabilizing the fracture, limb shortening and rotation of fragments.

  5. Expanding nail or expanding femur? An adverse event with the expandable intramedullary nail.

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    Gangopadhyay, Soham; Riley, Nicholas D; Sivaji, Chellappan K

    2010-01-01

    The expandable intramedullary nail is self-locking and has the advantage of reducing operating time and exposure to ionizing radiation. The nail is recommended for simple diaphyseal fractures involving the middle third of long bones, where the nail can bypass the fracture site by at least 5 cm. We encountered a unique complication with the expandable nail in a simple transverse shaft fracture at the junction of the middle and distal third of the left femur in an otherwise healthy 57-year-old man. The fracture was reduced and a 12-mm expandable nail was inserted. Following full expansion, intraoperative radiographs were obtained prior to closure. After six postoperative weeks, it was noted that the nail expanded the femoral canal, converting a simple fracture to a distally progressing comminuted fracture with a butterfly fragment. A review of the intraoperative radiographs showed slight widening of the medullary canal at the level of the fracture. As the alignment was satisfactory and callus was present, no further surgical intervention was considered. The patient was advised not to bear weight and was provided with a locked knee brace in extension to wear for six weeks. Radiographs at 12 weeks demonstrated good progress of healing with adequate callus and the patient was permitted to bear weight as tolerated and commence knee flexion. The fracture united satisfactorily at four months. This adverse experience emphasizes that caution should be exercised when expanding the nail, with close observation of the medullary canal diameter during the later stages of expansion.

  6. The potential application of functionally graded material for proximal femoral nail antirotation device.

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    Gong, He; Wang, Lizhen; Zheng, Dong; Fan, Yubo

    2012-09-01

    Proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) device is an intramedullary nail system designing for the treatment of trochanteric fractures. It is composed of a helical neck blade, a nail and a distal locking bolt. There were some reports of femoral shaft fractures even after the fractures were healed. The stress shielding effects of the PFNA device made of stiff titanium alloy on the bone-remodeling behavior of the host femur and the uneven distribution of interface shear stress may contribute to this complication. Recently, a new class of composite called functionally graded material (FGM) was developed, that consisted a gradual pattern of material composition and/or microstructures, and was introduced in dental implant and cementless hip stem. Accordingly, in this paper, we hypothesized that FGM might be used as the material of the nail in PFNA device with the material composition of the nail gradually shifting from more stiff at the proximal side of the femur to more flexible 'iso-elastic' towards the distal side. This hypothesis can be evaluated from the long-term remodeling behavior of host femur and the stress distributions in the PFNA device and bone. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Intraoperative Distal Femoral Fine Wire Traction to Facilitate Intramedullary Nailing of the Femur.

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    Githens, Michael; Alton, Timothy B; Firoozabadi, Reza; Bishop, Julius A

    2016-01-01

    Many techniques have been employed to facilitate intramedullary nailing of femur fractures. Maintaining limb length during the operation can be difficult. The authors describe the use of distal femoral fine wire skeletal traction as a technique to maintain reduction while allowing intramedullary nailing of femur fractures. This technique is safe, is effective, and negates the need for a fracture table or an assistant. Copyright 2016, SLACK Incorporated.

  8. The impact of antegrade intramedullary nailing start site using the SIGN nail in proximal femoral fractures: A prospective cohort study.

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    Mustafa Diab, Mohamed; Wu, Hao-Hua; Eliezer, Edmund; Haonga, Billy; Morshed, Saam; Shearer, David W

    2017-11-18

    In many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) SIGN nail is commonly used for antegrade femoral intramedullary (IM) nailing, using a start site either at the tip of the greater trochanter or piriformis fossa. While a correct start site is considered an essential technical step; few studies have evaluated the impact of using an erroneous start site. This is particularly relevant in settings with limited access to fluoroscopy to aid in creating a nail entry point. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of antegrade SIGN IM nailing start site on radiographic alignment and health-related quality of life. In this prospective cohort study, adult patients with proximal femur fractures (OTA 32, subtrochanteric zone) treated with antegrade IM SIGN nail at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were enrolled. Start site was determined on the immediate postoperative X-ray and was graded on a continuous scale based on distance of the IM nail center from the greater trochanteric tip. The primary outcome measurement was coronal alignment on the post-operative x-ray. The secondary outcomes were reoperation rates, RUST scores and EQ5D scores at one year follow-up. Seventy-nine patients were enrolled. 50 of them (63.3%) had complete data at 1year and were included in the final data analysis. Of the fifty patients, nine (18%) had IM nails placed laterally, 26 (52%) medially and 15 (30%) directly over the tip of the greater trochanter. Compared to a start site at the tip or medial to the greater trochanter, a lateral start site was 9 times more likely to result in a varus malalignment (95% CI: 1.42-57.70, p=0.021). Lateral start site was associated with varus malalignment. Although lateral start site was not significantly associated with reoperation, varus deformity was associated with higher reoperation rates. Surgeons should consider avoiding a start site lateral to the tip of the greater trochanter or allow the nail to rotate to avoid

  9. [Angle-stable intramedullary nailing of proximal humerus fractures with the PHN (proximal humeral nail)].

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    Blum, Jochen; Hansen, Matthias; Rommens, Pol Maria

    2009-09-01

    Stable fixation of two- and three-part fractures of the proximal humerus through minimally invasive operative technique and rapid bone healing as well as restoration of original anatomy. Early functional training with the goal of restoration of former mobility and daily activities. Unstabile two- and three-part fractures of the proximal humerus (AO classification: 11-A2, 11-A3, 11-B1, 11-B2, 11-B3). Subcapital nonunion of the humerus. Pathologic fractures. Pediatric fractures of the proximal humerus. Fractures of the proximal humerus types 11-C2 und 11-C3 according to the AO classification. Active local infection, e.g., after former operation. Closed reduction. Anterior acromial incision, splitting of the deltoid muscle and the rotator cuff. Opening of the medullary canal with the awl. Nail introduction. Spiral blade introduction in cannulated technique through stab incision. Distal interlocking through aiming device, angle-stable blocking of nail and blade through end cap. Postoperative fixation in Gilchrist sling until 2nd postoperative day; then physiotherapy respecting fracture type and stability, local swelling, patient's age and compliance, and concomitant injuries. 151 proximal humeral fractures were treated with a proximal humeral nail (PHN). 108 patients could be followed up 1 year postoperatively. Significant complications were perforation of the articular surface through bolts or blades (n = 8), implant-related pain (n = 10), fragment dislocation (n = 2), nonunion (n = 2), humeral head necrosis (n = 3), and superficial infection (n = 1). 1 year after the operation, the Constant-Murley Score showed a median value of 75.3 in the injured shoulder and of 89.9 in the uninjured shoulder. The DASH (Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) Score was 5.9 preoperatively and 9.3 at 1 year postoperatively. The worst results regarding the Constant-Murley Score as well as the DASH Score were found in C-type fractures.

  10. Automated Acquisition of Proximal Femur Morphological Characteristics

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    Tabakovic, Slobodan; Zeljkovic, Milan; Milojevic, Zoran

    2014-10-01

    The success of the hip arthroplasty surgery largely depends on the endoprosthesis adjustment to the patient's femur. This implies that the position of the femoral bone in relation to the pelvis is preserved and that the endoprosthesis position ensures its longevity. Dimensions and body shape of the hip joint endoprosthesis and its position after the surgery depend on a number of geometrical parameters of the patient's femur. One of the most suitable methods for determination of these parameters involves 3D reconstruction of femur, based on diagnostic images, and subsequent determination of the required geometric parameters. In this paper, software for automated determination of geometric parameters of the femur is presented. Detailed software development procedure for the purpose of faster and more efficient design of the hip endoprosthesis that ensures patients' specific requirements is also offered

  11. Long term results of Intramedullary Nailing in childhood femur ...

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    Six patients had lengthening; 4 had atrophy of the thigh and 7 patients had coxa valga of operated limb. All patients with coxa valga had undergone the intervention before the age of 12 years. Conclusion: intramedullary nailing using Küntschter nails to treat femoral fractures in children may have some long terms sequelae.

  12. The Analysis of Biomechanical Properties of Proximal Femur after Implant Removal

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    Jae Hyuk Yang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. To compare the biomechanical stability of the femur following the removal of proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA-II and dynamic hip screw (DHS. Material and Methods. 56 paired cadaveric femurs were used as experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, PFNA-II and DHS were randomly inserted into femurs on both sides and then removed. Thereafter, compression load was applied until fracture occurred; biomechanical stability of the femurs and associated fracture patterns were studied. Results. The ultimate load and stiffness of the control group were 6227.8±1694.1 N and 990.5±99.8 N/mm, respectively. These were significantly higher than experimental group (p=0.014, <0.001 following the removal of PFNA-II (4085.6±1628.03 N and 656.3±155.3 N/mm and DHS (4001.9±1588.3 N and 656.3±155.3 N/mm. No statistical differences in these values were found between the 2 device groups (p=0.84, 0.71, regardless of age groups. However, fracture patterns were different between two devices, intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures. Conclusions. Mechanical stability of the proximal femurs does not differ after the removal of 2 different of fixation devices regardless of the age. However, it was significantly lower compared to an intact femur. Different fracture patterns have been shown following the removal of different fixation devices as there are variations in the site of stress risers for individual implants.

  13. A COMPAR A TIVE STUDY OF FIXATION OF DISTAL END FRACTURES OF FEMUR BY SUPRACONDYLAR NAIL AND DYNAMIC CONDYLAR SCREW

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    Penugonda Ravi Shankar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available AIMS AND OBJECTIVES : To study the functional outcome of fractures of distal end of femur in adults surgically treated with supracondyl ar nail and Dynamic condylar screw. To study the complications of Dynamic Condylar screw and supracondylar nail in fractures of distal end of femur in Adults . RESULTS : In this study 20 cases of distal femoral fractures were treated with DCS and Supracondyl ar Nail. Our aim was to treat these fractures by rigid internal fixation, early mobilization and to know the outcome of DCS and SC Nail in these fractures.The mean age group of patients was 41.8 years in DCS and 38.4 in Nail group. Males were predominating in our study. Radiological union was seen at an average of 14.6 weeks in DCS and 13 weeks in supracondylar Nail. Average Range of Knee motion was 97 0 in DCS and 101 0 in Nail. Overall results were excellent in 10 cases (4 in DCS, 6 in Nail Good in 4 cases (2 in DCS, 2 in Nail Poor in 6 cases (4 in DCS 2 in Nail. CONCLUSION : From the study, We concluded DCS and Supracondylar Nail can be used for treating fractures of distal femur and supracondylar Nail is a better implant than DCS as it provides stable fr acture fixation with minimal disruption of soft tissues allowing early joint mobilization. The simplicity of the procedure (SC Nail also facilitates fracture fixation in patients with multiple trauma, including those with multiple fractures

  14. Osteosynthesis of a periprosthetic fracture of the proximal femur with the distal femur LISS system

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    Tarnowski, Jan Robert; Holck, Kim

    2008-01-01

    In this case report, we show how it is possible to perform osteosynthesis using minimal invasive techniques instead of conventional methods. In this instance the osteosynthesis was performed on a patient in poor general condition who had presented a periprosthetic fracture of the proximal femur. ...

  15. Quantification of cephalomedullary nail fit in the femur using 3D computer modelling: a comparison between 1.0 and 1.5m bow designs.

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    Schmutz, Beat; Amarathunga, Jayani; Kmiec, Stanley; Yarlagadda, Prasad; Schuetz, Michael

    2016-04-27

    The radius of curvature (ROC) misfit of cephalomedullary nails during anterograde nailing can lead to complications such as distal anterior cortical encroachment. This study quantified the anatomical fit of a new nail with 1.0-m ROC (TFN-ADVANCED(™) Proximal Femoral Nailing System [TFNA]) compared with a nail with 1.5-m ROC (Gamma3 Long Nail R1.5 [Gamma3]). We generated 63 three-dimensional models (48 female, 45 right femur) representing the cortical surfaces of the femora (31 Caucasian, 28 Japanese, and 4 Thai). The mean age of the specimens was 77 years (±8.1), and the mean height was 158.5 cm (±9.6). Utilizing a customized software tool, nail fit was determined from the total surface area of nail protrusion from the inner cortex surface and maximum distance of nail protrusion in the axial plane; the position of the distal nail tip within the canal was also determined. Overall, TFNA had both a significantly smaller mean total surface area of nail protrusion (915.8 vs. 1181.6 mm(2); P < 0.05) and a mean maximum distance of nail protrusion in the axial plane (1.9 vs. 2.1 mm; P = 0.007) when compared with Gamma3. The mean total surface area of nail protrusion was significantly smaller with TFNA versus Gamma3 in both the Caucasian (P = 0.0009) and Asian (Japanese and Thai) samples (P = 0.000002); the mean maximum distance of TFNA protrusion was significantly smaller in Asians (P = 0.04), but not in Caucasians (P = 0.08). Most tip positions for both nail types were anterior, but TFNA had a higher number of center positions than Gamma3 (13 vs. 7) and a shift from the far anterior cortex to the center of the medullary canal (overall and in Caucasians). In Asians, the most prominent position was far anterior for both nails. The 1.0-m ROC TFNA nail resulted in better fit than the 1.5-m ROC Gamma3 nail. Clinical trials and case studies should be conducted in the future to verify if these findings would also result in clinical improvements.

  16. Proximal femoral nail: a minimally invasive treatment for ...

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    Materials and Methods: In our study patients who presented to department of orthopaedics, Katuri Medical College between January 2013 and December 2014, with intertrochanteric fractures were included and treated with Proximal Femoral Nail. Total of 82 patients were included in the study. Medically unfit patients and ...

  17. Total hip arthroplasty after failed treatment of proximal femur fracture.

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    Tetsunaga, Tomonori; Fujiwara, Kazuo; Endo, Hirosuke; Noda, Tomoyuki; Tetsunaga, Tomoko; Sato, Toru; Shiota, Naofumi; Ozaki, Toshifumi

    2017-03-01

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a good option as a salvage procedure after failed treatment of proximal femur fracture. The anatomy of the proximal femur, however, makes this surgery complicated and challenging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic and clinical outcomes of THA after failed treatment of proximal femur fractures. We retrospectively analysed 50 consecutive THAs (42 women, 8 men; mean age 77 years) after failed treatment of a proximal femur fracture. Mean postoperative follow-up was 58.1 months. Preoperative diagnoses were femoral neck fracture in 18 hips and trochanteric fracture in 32 hips, including three that were infected. Failure resulted from cutout in 22 cases, osteonecrosis in 12, non-union with failed fixation in nine, postoperative osteoarthritis in four, and infection in three. Factors compared included radiographic assessment, complication rate, visual analogue scale (VAS), and Harris Hip Scores (HHS). Radiographic variables included femoral neck anteversion and cup and stem alignment. Absolute values of the differences in femoral neck anteversion between the affected and healthy sides were 6.0° in the femoral neck fracture group and 19.2° in the trochanteric fracture group (p = 0.01). There were no significant differences in cup anteversion (p = 0.20) or stem anteversion (p = 0.08). The complication rate was significantly higher in the trochanteric fracture group than in the femoral neck fracture group (25 vs 0%, p fracture group included three periprosthetic fractures (9.4%), two dislocations (6.3%), two surgical-site infections (6.3%), and one stem penetration (3.1%). Although no significant differences between groups were seen in the VAS or HHS at final follow-up (p = 0.32, 0.09, respectively), these measures were significantly improved at final follow-up in both groups (p fractures requires consideration of complication risk and incorrect femoral neck anteversion.

  18. Multiple intramedullary nailing of proximal phalangeal fractures of hand

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    Patankar Hemant

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Proximal phalangeal fractures are commonly encountered fractures in the hand. Majority of them are stable and can be treated by non-operative means. However, unstable fractures i.e. those with shortening, displacement, angulation, rotational deformity or segmental fractures need surgical intervention. This prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the functional outcome after surgical stabilization of these fractures with joint-sparing multiple intramedullary nailing technique. Materials and Methods: Thirty-five patients with 35 isolated unstable proximal phalangeal shaft fractures of hand were managed by surgical stabilization with multiple intramedullary nailing technique. Fractures of the thumb were excluded. All the patients were followed up for a minimum of six months. They were assessed radiologically and clinically. The clinical evaluation was based on two criteria. 1. total active range of motion for digital functional assessment as suggested by the American Society for Surgery of Hand and 2. grip strength. Results: All the patients showed radiological union at six weeks. The overall results were excellent in all the patients. Adventitious bursitis was observed at the point of insertion of nails in one patient. Conclusion: Joint-sparing multiple intramedullary nailing of unstable proximal phalangeal fractures of hand provides satisfactory results with good functional outcome and fewer complications.

  19. Intramedullary Nailing for Pathological Fractures of the Proximal Humerus.

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    Choi, Eun-Seok; Han, Ilkyu; Cho, Hwan Seong; Park, In Woong; Park, Jong Woong; Kim, Han-Soo

    2016-12-01

    Endoprosthetic reconstruction is widely applied for pathological fractures of the proximal humerus; however, functional impairment is usually unsatisfactory. The aims of the current study are to evaluate the reliability of interlocking intramedullary (IM) nailing with cement augmentation as a fixation method in proximal humeral lesions and to assess functional outcomes. We reviewed 32 patients with pathological fractures of the proximal humerus who underwent interlocking IM nailing and cement augmentation. Functional scores and pain relief were assessed as outcomes. The mean follow-up period was 14.2 months. The mean Musculoskeletal Tumor Society functional score and Karnofsky performance status scale score were 27.7 and 75.6, respectively. Improvement of pain assessed using the visual analogue scale was 6.2 on average. Thirty-one patients (97%) experienced no pain after surgery. The mean ranges of forward flexion and abduction were 115° and 112.6°, respectively. All patients achieved stability and had no local recurrence without failure of fixation until the last follow-up. Proximal interlocking IM nailing with cement augmentation appears to be a reliable treatment option for pathological or impending fractures of the proximal humerus in selected patients with metastatic tumors, even with extensive bone destruction.

  20. Fractures around a previous fixation of proximal femur. A simple solution to a complex problem.

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    Fernando Manuel Bidolegui

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The number of hip fractures in the elderly growth with the increase in life expectancy. Therefore meet with a femur fractured, distal to a previously  implant fixation used in intertrochanteric femur fractures as dynamic hip screw or fixed angle plate, is not an uncommon scenario despite year mortality of hip fracture of 30 to 50%. Given this situation, we used a retrograde intramedullary nail associated with extracting screws percutaneously prior implant. We present 8 cases in patients with an average age of 85.6 years, 5 female and 3 male with a time from the proximal femur fixation to the  new fracture average 3.5 years. Will we track 36 months and we evaluated postoperative mobility and pain getting a consolidation of the fracture in all cases. We found this technique effective; capable of achieving stable fixation without adding morbidity due to the possibility of overlapping two implants decreasing the possibility of potential new interimplantes fracture.

  1. OUTCOMES IN CLOSED REAMED INTERLOCKING NAIL IN FRACTURES OF SHAFT OF FEMUR.

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    Mohammad, Taj; Khan, Alamzeb; Sawati, Alamzeb; Ahmed, Ashfaq; Awan, Abdus Saboor; Saboor, Abdus; Siddique

    2015-01-01

    Femoral shaft fracture is one of the common fractures seen in accident and emergency department of our hospital. Violent forces are required to break this and strongest of human bones. There are various treatment modalities for femoral shaft fractures in adults like traction, brace, platting, intramedullary nail (IMN), external fixators and inter locking nails. The study was done with an objective to evaluate the results of closed reamed interlocking nail in fractures of shaft of femur. A prospective study of 114 cases of femoral shaft fractures was carried out at orthopaedic unit of Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad during 1 year. All these cases were treated with statically locked nails under spinal or general anaesthesia. These cases were followed up for up to one year and Results of the interlocking nail were observed in terms of union and complications. Out of 114 patients, 95 underwent union in 90-150 days with a mean of 110.68 days. Ten patients had dynamization within six weeks because of obvious fracture gap in radiograph. There were 3 patients who had non-union, and 6 patients had delayed union which was treated with dynamization. Close reamed interlocking intramedullary nail in femoral shaft fractures is the treatment of choice. Patient rehabilitation is early, hospitalization is short, and fracture healing response is good.

  2. A CLINICAL STUDY OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF FRACTURE SHAFT FEMUR IN ADULTS WITH INTRAMEDULLARY INTERLOCKING NAIL

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    A. M. Ilias Basha

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Orthopaedic surgeons often encounter diaphyseal femur fractures, because these fracture most often result from high-energy trauma, one must have high index of suspicion for complications. Currently surgery is indicated for most femur fractures because of high rate of union, low rate of complications and advantage of early stabilization which decreases the morbidity and mortality rate in patients. The main stay of the treatment has been reamed interlocking intramedullary nailing, one of the frequently performed procedure for diaphyseal fracture of femur. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied a total of 40 patients of fracture shaft of femur admitted in the Orthopaedic Department of Government General Hospital, Kurnool, treated with reamed femur intramedullary interlocking nailing. The common age group was ranging from 20 to 71 yrs. with average age group of 36 yrs. 32 patients were males, 8 were females. 26 patients had closed fracture, 10 had Gustillo Anderson Grade I compound and 4 had Grade II compound fracture. In 22 patients fracture was at M/3rd, in 10 patients it was at L/3rd level and in 8 patients it was at U/3rd level. 4 patients were operated by open interlocking nail and other 36 by closed technique using C-arm. RESULTS Injury surgery interval was 6.20 days on an average. Mean time for union was more in patients treated by open procedure (20 weeks as compared to closed technique (18.35 weeks. We found 2 patients developed superficial infection, which healed completely and 2 had deep infection with nonunion. In our series of 40 patients, 24 patients had excellent results, 12 patients had good results, 2 fair results and 2 poor results, and functional evaluation was done using Thoresen et al classification system. CONCLUSION Interlocking intramedullary nailing is a very effective and successful method of definitive treatment in most types of fractures of the shaft of the femur. It is effective in controlling rotational and

  3. A method for sex estimation using the proximal femur.

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    Curate, Francisco; Coelho, João; Gonçalves, David; Coelho, Catarina; Ferreira, Maria Teresa; Navega, David; Cunha, Eugénia

    2016-09-01

    The assessment of sex is crucial to the establishment of a biological profile of an unidentified skeletal individual. The best methods currently available for the sexual diagnosis of human skeletal remains generally rely on the presence of well-preserved pelvic bones, which is not always the case. Postcranial elements, including the femur, have been used to accurately estimate sex in skeletal remains from forensic and bioarcheological settings. In this study, we present an approach to estimate sex using two measurements (femoral neck width [FNW] and femoral neck axis length [FNAL]) of the proximal femur. FNW and FNAL were obtained in a training sample (114 females and 138 males) from the Luís Lopes Collection (National History Museum of Lisbon). Logistic regression and the C4.5 algorithm were used to develop models to predict sex in unknown individuals. Proposed cross-validated models correctly predicted sex in 82.5-85.7% of the cases. The models were also evaluated in a test sample (96 females and 96 males) from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection (University of Coimbra), resulting in a sex allocation accuracy of 80.1-86.2%. This study supports the relative value of the proximal femur to estimate sex in skeletal remains, especially when other exceedingly dimorphic skeletal elements are not accessible for analysis. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Use of oral anticoagulants after intramedullary nailing of femur and tibial fractures in trauma department

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    A. K. Dulaev

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The authors evaluated of the effectiveness of new oral anticoagulants in patients with diaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia.We analyzed the effectiveness of thromboprophylaxis in 85 patients with diaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia in the early postoperative period. Patients were divided into 3 groups: group 1 - patients, who was taking enoxaparin, group 2 - dabigatran etexilate, group 3 - rivaroxaban. We evaluated the frequency of thromboembolic complications and bleeding for 4 weeks after intramedullary nailing of femur and tibia.The lowest frequency of postoperative bleeding was observed in patients treated with dabigatran etexilate. In addition, the minimum frequency of complications was observed among patients of the second group of the study (9.7% in the group receiving dabigatran etexilati compared with 27.8% for the combined group I and III.Statistically significant differences between groups of patients taking oral or parenteral anticoagulants was not obtained.

  5. Biomechanical comparison of semi-rigid pediatric locking nail versus titanium elastic nails in a femur fracture model.

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    Flinck, Marianne; von Heideken, Johan; Janarv, Per-Mats; Wåtz, Veronica; Riad, Jacques

    2015-02-01

    The treatment for length-unstable diaphyseal femur fractures among school-age children is commonly intramedullary elastic nails, with or without end caps. Another possible treatment is the semi-rigid pediatric locking nail (PLN). The purpose of this biomechanical study was to assess the stability of a length-unstable oblique midshaft fracture in a synthetic femur model stabilized with different combinations of intramedullary elastic nails and with a PLN. Twenty-four femur models with an intramedullary canal diameter of 10.0 mm were used. Three groups with various combinations of titanium elastic nails (TEN) with end caps and one group with a PLN were tested. An oblique midshaft fracture was created, and the models underwent compression, rotation, flexion/extension, and a varus/valgus test, with 50 and 100 % of the forces generated during walking in corresponding planes. We present the results [median (range)] from 100 % loading during walking. In axial compression, the PLN was less shortened than the combination with two 4.0-mm TEN [by 4.4 (3.4-5.4) mm vs. 5.2 (4.8-6.6) mm, respectively; p = 0.030]. No difference was found in shortening between the PLN and the four 3.0-mm TEN [by 7.0 (3.3-8.4) mm; p = 0.065]. The two 3.0-mm TEN did not withstand the maximum shortening of 10.0 mm. In external rotation, the PLN rotated 12.0° (7.0-16.4°) while the TEN models displaced more than the maximum of 20.0°. No model withstood a maximal rotation of 20.0° internal rotation. In the four-point bending test, in the coronal and the sagittal plane, all combinations except the two 3.0-mm TEN in extension withstood the maximum angulation of 20.0°. PLN provides the greatest stability in all planes compared to TEN models with end caps, even though the difference from the two 4.0-mm or four 3.0-mm TEN models was small.

  6. Three-Dimensional Bone Adaptation of the Proximal Femur

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    Bagge, Mette

    1998-01-01

    The bone remodeling of a three-dimensional model of the proximal femur is considered. The bone adaptation is numerically described as an evolution in time formulated such that the structural change goes in an optimal direction within each time step for the optimal boundary conditions. In the bone...... remodeling scheme is included the memory of past loadings to account for the delay in the bone response to the load changes. In order to get a realistic bone adaptation process, the bone structure at the onset of the remodeling needs to be realistic too. A start design is obtained by structural optimization...

  7. Skeletal metastatic disease of the femur: results by management with intramedullary nailing.

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    Märdian, S; Schaser, K-D; Ruppert, M; Melcher, I; Haas, N P; Schwabe, P

    2015-01-01

    PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This study aimed to analyse the outcome following intramedullary nailing for metastases of the femur in a large cohort with special regard to mechanical, implant associated complications and patient survival. Furthermore, we aimed to identify factors influencing the overall survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS All patients (n = 74) that underwent intramedullary nailing for metastatic disease of the femur between 2004 and 2008 and were retrospectively reviewed. Data were recorded from the patients' medical record and the outpatients' clinics files. Details about the tumour biology, the surgery performed as well as the postoperative care were documented. Survival data were extracted from patient records or obtained via communication with outpatient oncologists or the community registration office. RESULTS 74 (28 (37.8%) male, 46 (62.2%) female; p = 0.048) patients with a mean age of 64.4 ± 11.7 years were included. Breast (25, 33.8%), lung (18, 24.3%), bone marrow (7, 9.5%) and kidney (6, 8.1%) were the primary tumours in more than 75% of all patients. The mean overall survival was 17.5 (95% CI: 9.6 - 25.5) months. Patients with osseous metastases had a significant longer survival than patients with visceral and/or cerebral metastases (p = 0.025 and p = 0.032). CONCLUSION Intramedullary nailing represents a valuable fixation method for pathologic fractures or impending fractures of the femur in patients with an advanced stage of metastatic disease. It provides adequate stability to outlast the patient s remaining life-span. However, the balance must be found between therapeutic resignation and surgical overtreatment since operative treatment may be accompanied with serious complications. Key words: bone metastases, intramedullary nailing, metastatic disease, cement augmentation, osteolytic defect.

  8. Retrograde intramedullary nailing of the femur using a tibial nail--the adjunctive use of an existing implant: a case report.

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    Rodgers, W B; Kennedy, J G; Coran, D L; Goodman, L J; Lhowe, D W

    1996-01-01

    A 74-year-old male involved in a pedestrian-automobile collision sustained a comminuted supracondylar-diaphyseal femur fracture. The fracture was stabilized by retrograde intramedullary fixation with a Synthes unreamed tibial nail. Knee motion reached 0 degree-120 degrees by the sixth postoperative day and the fracture healed within twelve weeks. Twelve months after his injury, his knee motion was symmetric to his uninjured side and he had resumed full preinjury activities, including martial arts training. Although antegrade intramedullary nailing remains the treatment of choice for fractures of the femur, this case highlights the usefulness of retrograde nailing and demonstrates the adjunctive application of an existing implant, the tibial nail, in certain special trauma situations.

  9. [Effect of intramedullary reaming and nailing on the production of growth factors in the femur fracture callus in rats].

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    Mingo-Robinet, J; Valle-Cruz, J A; Ortega-Medina, L; Fuentes-Ferrer, M; López-Durán Stern, L

    2013-01-01

    Many studies have been conducted to determine the different effects that reaming or intramedullary nailing have on fracture healing, but there is no evidence in the literature of the effect of intramedullary reaming on osteogenesis. We performed a prospective study to analyse the effect of intramedullary reaming and nailing on the production of growth factors during the process of fracture healing in the femur of rats. A transverse mid-shaft non-comminuted femur fracture was produced in 64 rats; 34 rats did not receive any treatment, and a standardized surgical procedure was performed on 30 rats, by exposing the left knee, reaming the medullary canal from distal to proximal, and then fixing the fracture with a steel pin. The rats were sacrificed at the 24th hour, 4th, 7th and 15th days after the fracture. The amount of growth factors that appeared in the callus fracture was measured using histopathology studies. The primary categorical variables analysed were PDGFA, TGF2 and TGFβ-R2. These variables were analysed in each group at the different sacrifice times. The results of the primary variables of the study, stratified by the time until sacrifice, showed no statistically significant differences. Even if the presence of an intramedullary wire facilitates the fracture repair and the stabilising the bridge of bone between both edges of the fracture site, no evidence was found that reaming changes the expression of the growth factors studied (PDGFA, TGFβ-R2 and TGFβ2) during the callus formation in rats. © 2013 SECOT. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  10. Internal fixation of proximal humerus fractures using the T2-proximal humeral nail.

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    Popescu, Dragos; Fernandez-Valencia, Jenaro A; Rios, Moisés; Cuñé, Jordi; Domingo, Anna; Prat, Salvi

    2009-09-01

    Surgical management of proximal humerus fractures remains controversial and there is an increasing interest in intramedullary nailing. Created to improve previous designs, the T2-proximal humeral nail (PHN) (Stryker) has been recently released, and the English literature lacks a series evaluating its results. We present a clinical prospective study evaluating this implant for proximal humeral fractures. We evaluated the functional and radiological results and possible complications. Twenty-nine patients with displaced fractures of the proximal humerus were treated with this nail. One patient was lost right after surgery and excluded from the assessment. Eighteen patients were older than 70 years. There were 21 fractures of the proximal part of the humerus and 7 fractures that also involved the shaft; 15 of the fractures were two-part fractures (surgical neck), 5 were three-part fractures, and 1 was a four-part fracture. All fractures healed in a mean period of 2.7 months. There was one delayed union that healed in 4 months. One case of avascular necrosis of the humeral head was observed (a four-part fracture), but remained asymptomatic and did not require further treatment. In one case a back-out of one proximal screw was observed. A final evaluation with a minimum 1 year follow-up was performed by an independent observer; in 18 patients, the mean Constant score was 65.7 or 76.1% with the adjustment of age and gender; in 19 patients, the mean Oxford Shoulder Score was 21.7. The results obtained with the T2-PHN nail indicate that it represents a safe and reliable method in the treatment of two- and three-part fractures of the proximal humerus. The proximal fixation mechanism diminishes the rate of back-out of the screws, a frequent complication described in the literature. Better functional results were obtained from the patients younger than 70 years, but these were not statistically significant.

  11. Minimally Invasive Fixation for Proximal Humeral Fracture: A Review on the use of T2 Proximal Humeral Nail

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    Sze-Ling Iris Ngai

    2013-12-01

    Discussion and conclusion: With the proper surgical technique high union rate, good functional recovery, and low complication rate can be achieved by using T2 Proximal Humeral Nail in managing traumatic proximal humeral fracture.

  12. Concomitant physeal fractures of the distal femur and proximal tibia

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    Sferopoulos, N.K. [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Thessaloniki (Greece)

    2005-07-01

    Concomitant physeal fractures of the distal femur and proximal tibia are very rare in children and adolescents. They are included in the classification of the ''floating knee'' injuries. Two cases with this combined injury are reported. They were closed injuries and in both patients the fracture of the proximal tibial epiphyseal plate was nondisplaced. In the first, a six-year-old girl, an early diagnosis was made radiographically. The intra-articular femoral fracture was operatively reduced and fixed. No growth abnormality was encountered 12 years later. The second patient, a 16-year-old boy, was conservatively treated for a displaced fracture-separation of the distal femoral epiphysis. Four weeks later there was physeal widening on both sides of the knee which indicated an associated fracture of the proximal tibial epiphyseal plate. One year after injury there was a varus deformity of the knee that was treated with a corrective osteotomy. Ten years later there is normal alignment of the leg. (orig.)

  13. Determination of muscle effort at the proximal femur rotation osteotomy

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    Sachenkov, O.; Hasanov, R.; Andreev, P.; Konoplev, Yu

    2016-11-01

    The paper formulates the problem of biomechanics of a new method for treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Numerical calculations of the rotational flexion osteotomy have been carried out for a constructed mathematical model of the hip joint, taking into account the main set of muscles. The work presents the results of the calculations and their analysis. The results have been compared with the clinical data. The calculations of the reactive forces arising in the acetabulum and the proximal part of the femur allowed us to reveal that this reactive force changes both in value and direction. These data may be useful for assessing the stiffness of an external fixation device used in orthopedic intervention and for evaluating the compression in the joint.

  14. Techniques for intramedullary nailing of proximal tibia fractures.

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    Stinner, Daniel J; Mir, Hassan

    2014-01-01

    Despite poor early results with intramedullary nailing of extra-articular proximal tibia fractures, improvements in surgical technique and implant design modifications have resulted in more acceptable outcomes. However, prevention of the commonly encountered apex anterior and/or valgus deformities remains a challenge when treating these injuries. It is necessary for the surgeon to recognize this and know how to neutralize these forces. Surgeons should be comfortable using a variety of the reduction techniques presented to minimize fracture malalignment. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Spinal coronal profiles and proximal femur bone mineral density in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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    Chen, Rui-Qiang; Watanabe, Kota; Hosogane, Naobumi; Hikata, Tomohiro; Iwanami, Akio; Ishii, Ken; Nakamura, Masaya; Toyama, Yoshiaki; Matsumoto, Morio

    2013-11-01

    Although the occurrence and progression of AIS has been linked to low bone mineral density (BMD), the relationships between spinal curvature and bilateral differences in proximal femur BMD are controversial. Few correlation studies have stratified patients by curve type. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships between spinal coronal profile and bilateral differences in proximal femur BMD in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). This study included 67 patients with AIS who underwent posterior correction and fusion surgery between January 2009 and October 2011. The mean age at the time of surgery was 17.4 ± 4.1 years. Bilateral proximal femur BMD was measured before surgery by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. We compared the proximal femur BMDs by determining the bilateral BMD ratio (left proximal femur BMD divided by that of the right). We evaluated correlations between coronal parameters, obtained from preoperative radiographs, and the BMD ratio using Pearson's correlation analysis. Patients with Lenke type 1 curve (48; all with a right convex curve) had a mean bilateral proximal femur BMD ratio of 1.00 ± 0.04. Patients with Lenke type 5 curve (19; all with a left convex curve) had a mean bilateral proximal femur BMD ratio of 0.94 ± 0.04, indicating that the BMD in the proximal femur on the right side (concave) was greater than that in the left (convex). Coronal balance was significantly correlated with the BMD ratio in both the Lenke type 1 and type 5 groups, with a correlation coefficient of 0.46 and 0.50, respectively. The bilateral proximal femur BMD ratio was significantly correlated with the coronal balance in AIS patients. When the C7 plumb line was shifted toward one side, the BMD was greater in the contralateral proximal femur.

  16. A muscular imprint on the anterolateral surface of the proximal femurs of the Krapina Neandertal collection.

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    Belcastro, Maria Giovanna; Mariotti, Valentina

    2017-03-01

    The purpose of this study is to report and interpret a feature on the anterolateral surface of the proximal femurs of the Krapina hominid collection that we briefly described in 2006 (Periodicum Biologorum, 108, 319-329). We recorded the presence or absence of the feature in all the proximal femurs of the Krapina collection (six specimens recordable) and in 622 modern human adult femurs. The feature consists in a series of crests delimitating three raised or depressed areas. This feature has been found in three out of four adult Neandertal femurs observable. The two observable subadult Neandertal femurs do not show this character. None of the modern femurs displayed the feature. We interpret this feature as a muscular imprint, probably representing the m. vastus intermedius origin and discuss a possible interpretation. We did not find any other references for such imprint in the existing literature regarding the Neandertal femurs. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite reconstruction of the proximal femur

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    Li Min

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Allograft-prosthetic composite can be divided into three groups names cemented, uncemented, and partially cemented. Previous studies have mainly reported outcomes in cemented and partially cemented allograft-prosthetic composites, but have rarely focused on the uncemented allograft-prosthetic composites. The objectives of our study were to describe a surgical technique for using proximal femoral uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite and to present the radiographic and clinical results. Materials and Methods: Twelve patients who underwent uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite reconstruction of the proximal femur after bone tumor resection were retrospectively evaluated at an average followup of 24.0 months. Clinical records and radiographs were evaluated. Results: In our series, union occurred in all the patients (100%; range 5-9 months. Until the most recent followup, there were no cases with infection, nonunion of the greater trochanter, junctional bone resorption, dislocation, allergic reaction, wear of acetabulum socket, recurrence, and metastasis. But there were three periprosthetic fractures which were fixed using cerclage wire during surgery. Five cases had bone resorption in and around the greater trochanter. The average Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS score and Harris hip score (HHS were 26.2 points (range 24-29 points and 80.6 points (range 66.2-92.7 points, respectively. Conclusions: These results showed that uncemented allograft-prosthetic composite could promote bone union through compression at the host-allograft junction and is a good choice for proximal femoral resection. Although this technology has its own merits, long term outcomes are yet not validated.

  18. Cephalomedullary nails: factors associated with impingement of the anterior cortex of the femur in a Hispanic population.

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    Peña, Omar R; Gómez Gélvez, Amparo; Espinosa, Kristian A; Cardona, José R

    2015-11-01

    Impingement and penetration of the anterior cortex of the femur have been reported as complications after cephalomedullary nailing. The purpose of this study was to determine factors related to nail impingement in our population of Hispanic patients. A non-matched case-control study was carried out and 156 patients who underwent cephalomedullary nailing from 2010 and 2013 were included; 78 cases with anterior cortical impingement and 78 control cases without impingement were documented. Demographic variables and specifications of the nails such as manufacture and radius of curvature were recorded. The presence of impingement, angle of incidence on radiographs--indirect measurement of the femoral bow on the sagittal plane--and nail entry site were determined. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify the factors associated with cortical impingement. The distribution by sex corresponded to 87 females (56%) and 69 males (44%) with a mean age of 75 years [SD 18.2]. Cortical impingement was presented in 78 cases (50%) and 6 (3.8%) patients evidenced penetration of the anterior cortex of the femur. On the bivariate analysis the posterior nail start site is highlighted, which showed a positive association with impingement (OR 4.3; 95% CI 1.1-36 and p = 0.04). After the multivariate analysis, the factors associated with anterior cortical impingement included female gender (OR 2.2; 95 % CI 1.1-4.6 and p ≤ 0.038), straight nails-short nails-(OR 4.9; 95% CI 2.2-10 and p ≤ 0.001) and angle of incidence ≥7° (OR 4.9; 95% CI 2.2-10 and p ≤ 0.001), the latter showing a likelihood of 57 % for impingement, increasing to 90% with an angle of incidence of 11°. Posterior entry site should be avoided and an anterior site should be used. Female gender, straight nails and greater angle of incidence of the femur were associated with cortical impingement. A specific intramedullary nail design is needed for the Hispanic population due to

  19. Long endomedullary nail in proximal third humeral shaft fractures.

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    Caforio, Marco; Maniscalco, Pietro; Colombo, Massimiliano; Calori, Giorgio Maria

    2016-10-01

    Proximal humeral fractures with a spiral line of fracture extending from the humeral head to the diaphyseal region are increasing. Treatment for these fractures is comparable to that for shaft fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a new "Long" humeral nail for this type of lesion and identify the best distal locking. Forty-three patients treated with a Long Diphos Nail® were selected for this study: main exclusion criteria were poor cognitive and responsive ability to physical therapy, four-part fracture requiring humeral head replacement, an isolated greater or lesser tubercle fracture and a head-splitting fracture. All patients were divided into two groups according to the distal locking (single or double) and clinically evaluated at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery. The following parameters were evaluated: fracture healing on radiographic images every month; level of pain with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); recovery of shoulder function or ability to resume normal daily activities according to the Constant Scoring System (CSS); patient satisfaction; and complications, like fracture consolidation defect or delay. A statistical analysis was performed. Improvements in pain, satisfaction and shoulder functional recovery were recorded. Patients reached fracture healing in two to six months. The mean healing time was better for double distal locking (p=0.04).There was a clinically greater difference (p=0.006) between the groups for the mean Constant score at 3 months follow-up, with better results for the double distal locking group. Complications were: one patient with a consolidation delay with a single distal locking screw breakage; it was necessary to remove the nail and perform a second treatment. The results of the study indicate the efficacy of Long Diphos Nail® in the treatment of fractures with a line of fracture extending to the proximal diaphyseal region. The features of a multiplane stabilisation above the fracture and a distal

  20. The effect of modular tapered fluted stems on proximal stress shielding in the human femur.

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    Hnat, William P; Conway, Justin S; Malkani, Arthur L; Yakkanti, Madhu R; Voor, Michael J

    2009-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to show a change in proximal femur surface strains following total hip arthroplasty and after the addition of BoneSource hydroxyapatite bone cement in the proximal region of an instrumented femur and to measure the surface strain on the proximal body. Seven third-generation composite femurs (Pacific Research Laboratories, Vashon, Wash) were instrumented with 12 uniaxial strain gages, 6 gages on the anterior face, and 6 gages on the posterior face of each femur. All femurs exhibited stress shielding since the strains in the proximal region were drastically reduced. There was a large decrease in strain in the mid-shaft region and small changes in strain in the distal region. The surface strains on the modular implant were relatively low.

  1. ANATOMIC STUDY OF THE PROXIMAL THIRD OF THE FEMUR: FEMOROACETABULAR IMPACT AND THE CAM EFFECT

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    Labronici, Pedro José; Alves, Sergio Delmonte; da Silva, Anselmo Fernandes; Giuberti, Gilberto Ribeiro; Azevedo Neto, Justino Nóbrega de; Mezzalira Penedo, Jorge Luiz

    2015-01-01

    To analyze anatomical variations of the proximal end of femur that could cause a femoroacetabular impact. Methods: 199 skeletically mature anatomical specimens of femurs were used. The femurs were measured in order to determine the anteversion angle of the femoral neck, neckshaft angle, sphericity of the femoral head at anteroposterior and superoinferior, angle between epiphysis and the anterior femoral neck, angle between epiphysis and the neck at lateral plane, anteroposterior distance at 5...

  2. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Proximal Femur and Its Management - A Case Report.

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    Kapoor, Chirag; Shah, Malkesh; Soni, Rishit; Patwa, Jagdish; Merh, Aditya; Golwala, Paresh

    2017-01-23

    Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign, expansile, non-neoplastic lesion of the bone, characterized by channels of blood and spaces that are separated by fibrous septae. Giant ABC is an uncommon condition and can be difficult to handle because of the destructive effect of the cyst on the bones and the compressive effect on the nearby structures, especially in weight-bearing bones of the body. We report a case of a giant aneurysmal bone cyst in the proximal femur of a six-year-old child, which was treated with a sclerosing agent and ender's nail fixation first. There was recurrence after 13 months. It was then curetted out extensively, the cavity was filled with bone graft, and fixation with a dynamic hip screw (DHS) was done. At 19 months follow-up, the lesion had subsided and patient was walking pain-free without any deformity. We suggest this method of treatment to be worthwhile for ABC at this site and at this age.

  3. The shape of the early hominin proximal femur.

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    Harmon, Elizabeth H

    2009-06-01

    Postcranial skeletal variation among Plio-Pleistocene hominins has implications for taxonomy and locomotor adaptation. Although sample size constraints make interspecific comparisons difficult, postcranial differences between Australopithecus afarensis and Australopithecus africanus have been reported (McHenry and Berger: J Hum Evol 35 1998 1-22; Richmond et al.: J Hum Evol 43 [2002] 529-548; Green et al.: J Hum Evol 52 2007 187-200). Additional evidence indicates that the early members of the genus Homo show morphology like recent humans (e.g., Walker and Leakey: The Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton. Cambridge: Harvard, 1993). Using a larger fossil sample than previous studies and novel methods, the early hominin proximal femur is newly examined to determine whether new data alter the current view of femoral evolution and inform the issue of interspecific morphological variation among australopiths. Two- and three-dimensional data are collected from large samples of recent humans, Pan, Gorilla, and Pongo and original fossil femora of Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and femora of African fossil Homo. The size-adjusted shape data are analyzed using principal components, thin plate spline analysis, and canonical variate analysis to assess shape variation. The results indicate that femora of fossil Homo are most similar to modern humans but share a low neck-shaft angle (NSA) with australopiths. Australopiths as a group have ape-like greater trochanter morphology. A. afarensis differs from P. robustus and A. africanus in attributes of the neck and NSA. However, interspecific femoral variation is low and australopiths are generally morphologically similar. Although the differences are not dramatic, when considered in combination with other postcranial evidence, the adaptive differences among australopiths in craniodental morphology may have parallels in the postcranium. Copyright 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  4. 3D Computer graphical anatomy study of the femur: a basis for a new nail design.

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    Schmutz, Beat; Kmiec, Stanley; Wullschleger, Martin E; Altmann, Martin; Schuetz, Michael

    2017-03-01

    Current intramedullary nails with a radius of curvature (ROC) of 1500-2000 mm sometimes cause distal anterior cortical encroachment. Furthermore, clinical data indicate that the proximal nail end is too long for some Asian patients. The objective of our study was to develop a comprehensive 3D measurement protocol that measures both the anatomy of the canal and the proximal region. The protocol was used to obtain measurements from Caucasian and Asian (Japanese and Thai) specimens. A total of 90 3D bone models representative of hip fracture patients were reconstructed from CT data. RapidForm 2006 was used to generate the reference geometries required for determining radius and angulation of shaft antecurvature as well as measurements of the proximal anatomy. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to determine the relative contribution of height, age, ethnicity, gender, and body side on the total variance. The mean ROC in the natural 3D antecurvature plane was 885 mm overall, 974 mm in Caucasians and 787 mm in Asians. Height, age, ethnicity, gender, and body side significantly predicted ROC (R = 0.53, p = 0.000). The mean values of anteversion measurements for Asians (Japanese: 22.1°; Thai: 22.7°) were significantly larger than those of the Caucasians (14.5°; p = 0.001). There was virtually no difference (p = 0.186) between the measurements pertaining to the length of the proximal nail end between Caucasian and Asian samples. There was no significant difference between the mean neck-to-shaft angles (Caucasian: 126°; Japanese: 128.2°; Thai: 125.7°; p = 0.198 for Asians vs Caucasians). The developed comprehensive anatomical 3D measurement protocol could serve as standardised approach for anthropometric studies in the future. Our data suggest that the ROC of current nail designs should be reduced from between 1500 and 2000 to 1000 mm to achieve an improved fit for the investigated population.

  5. The Effect of Cement Placement on Augmentation of the Osteoporotic Proximal Femur

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    Sutter, Edward G.; Wall, Simon J.; Mears, Simon C; Belkoff, Stephen M.

    2010-01-01

    Femoroplasty, the augmentation of the proximal femur, has been shown in biomechanical studies to increase the energy required to produce a fracture and therefore may reduce the risk of such injuries. The purpose of our study was to test the hypotheses that: (1) 15 mL of cement was sufficient to mechanically augment the proximal femur, (2) there was no difference in augmentation effect between cement placement in the intertrochanteric region and in the femoral neck, and (3) cement placement in...

  6. Hematoma of the proximal nail fold due to oximeter in a child

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Boy 4 years old, hospitalized due to hemorrhagic chickenpox and sepsis during his clinical examination besides hemorrhagic crust, vesicles and bullous he has also a cutaneous red lesion localized at the right proximal nail fold of the big toenail (Fig. 1, dermatoscopic view of the lesion (Fig. 2. The diagnosis of hematoma of the proximal nail fold due to oximeter was done. The proximal nail fold hematomas due to oximeter are uncommon dermatoses at this level that are caused for the pressure of the oximeter and it has been seeing in patient in Unit Intensive or Intermediate Unit Care since 2007.

  7. A comparative study of fracture shaft of femur in adults treated with broad dynamic compression plate versus intramedullary interlocking nail

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    Sushil Thapa

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Diaphyseal femur fracture is one of the commonest fractures to present in an emergency room. The objective of the study was to compare femoral shaft fractures treated using nail with those using plate and screws. Patients and Methods: We studied a total of 62 patients of fracture shaft of femur admitted in the Bharatpur Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan and National Academy of Medical Sciences, BirHospital,Kathmandu. Two cases were lost to follow up. Thirty cases were treated with plating and 30 cases with nailing. The age group was from 16-30 years. Fifty-three were male and seven were females. Fifty-eight patients had closed fracture and two had Gustillo Anderson grade I openfracture. Result: Time from injury to surgery was 19 days on an average. Mean time for union was more in patients treated by plating, 19.46 weeks as compared to nailing 14.78 weeks. We found one case of infection with plating and breakage of plate in four patients. One patient with nailing did not show any signs of healing and two had failure in case of nailing. Our series revealed 23(38.3% excellent, five (8.3% good and two (3.3% poor results in patients who had nailing while 15 (25.5% excellent, nine (15% good, one (1.7% fair and five (8.3% poor in patients who had plating out of 30 patients in each group. Conclusion:In our study we found that there was no significant difference in outcomes between plating and intramedullary nailing of femoral diaphysis fracture in terms of union, infection and implant failure.JCMS Nepal. 2016;12(2:66-9.

  8. Comparative morphometric analysis of the proximal femur of African hominids and felids

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    Andrew Gallagher

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Size and shape of the mammalian proximal femur and taxon-specific distinctions in the relative proportions of the proximal articulation, the femoral neck and the proximal femoral diaphysis, are critical determinants in its adaptation to differential biomechanical stresses and observed locomotor habitus in different taxa. The morphometrics of the proximal femur are considered equally critical in the assessment of locomotor habitus of extinct fossil mammals, particularly extinct Miocene anthropoids and Plio-Pleistocene hominins. Analyses of size and shape of k=10 dimensions of the proximal femur were undertaken for a large sample series of two extant mammal families the Felidae and Hominidae using conventional multivariate statistical procedures, commonly used size-correction methods, and post-hoc tests of significance. While significant differences in form do exist, there are equally striking convergences in the functional morphology of extant hominid and felid taxa. Multivariate and bivariate allometric analyses confirm that the proximal femur of these two mammalian families share a common underlying structure manifest in a shared first common principal component. Nevertheless, while considerable convergences in general form of the proximal femur of African hominids and large-bodied felids are apparent, there exist equally discreet distinctions which are consistent with the differential structural demands imposed by their distinct locomotor and behavioural habitus.

  9. Timing of diaphyseal femur fracture nailing: is the difference night and day?

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    Patel, Neeraj M; Yoon, Richard S; Koerner, John D; Donegan, Derek J; Liporace, Frank A

    2014-03-01

    Most hospitals are faced with reduced personnel, resources, and provider fatigue or shift changes when day turns to night. For these reasons, some have suggested that diaphyseal femur fractures should be fixed during the daytime. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the time of surgery affects the post-operative difference in femoral version (DFV) and femoral length (DFL) between the fixed and uninjured sides following intramedullary nailing (IMN). Over a 10-year period, 340 patients underwent IMN of a diaphyseal femur fracture (AO types 32-A to C) with a post-operative computed tomography scanogram for version measurement. Demographic and surgical data, including time operated was collected. "Daytime" was defined as 7:00 AM to 6:59 PM, while the remainder of the clock was "nighttime". Additionally, the night hours were split into 3 consecutive 4-h categories for further analysis. Stepwise, multivariate regressions were used to evaluate any effect of time of surgery on post-operative DFV or DFL. Other variables included in these statistical models were age, sex, mechanism of injury, open vs. closed fracture, trauma vs. non-trauma surgeon, and AO and Winquist classifications. Overall, 22.4% (76/340) of all fractures were fixed at night. The mean post-operative DFV and DFL from the uninjured side in these patients was 8.9° and 4.1 mm, respectively, compared to 9.0° and 4.8 mm in those treated during the daytime. This difference was not statistically significant when accounting for other factors (p>0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in patients with >10 mm limb length discrepancy or >15 degrees DFV (p=1.0 for both). The time of day at which diaphyseal femur fractures are treated does not have an impact on post-operative femoral version or length. While certain other injuries may be better handled during daytime hours, acceptable IMN of mid-shaft femur fractures may be achieved during all hours at a level 1 trauma centre. Copyright

  10. The shape of the hominoid proximal femur: a geometric morphometric analysis

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    Harmon, Elizabeth H

    2007-01-01

    As part of the hip joint, the proximal femur is an integral locomotor component. Although a link between locomotion and the morphology of some aspects of the proximal femur has been identified, inclusive shapes of this element have not been compared among behaviourally heterogeneous hominoids. Previous analyses have partitioned complex proximal femoral morphology into discrete features (e.g. head, neck, greater trochanter) to facilitate conventional linear measurements. In this study, three-dimensional geometric morphometrics are used to examine the shape of the proximal femur in hominoids to determine whether femoral shape co-varies with locomotor category. Fourteen landmarks are recorded on adult femora of Homo, Pan, Gorilla, Pongo and Hylobates. Generalized Procrustes analysis (GPA) is used to adjust for position, orientation and scale among landmark configurations. Principal components analysis is used to collapse and compare variation in residuals from GPA, and thin-plate spline analysis is used to visualize shape change among taxa. The results indicate that knucklewalking African apes are similar to one another in femoral shape, whereas the more suspensory Asian apes diverge from the African ape pattern. The shape of the human and orangutan proximal femur converge, a result that is best explained in terms of the distinct requirements for locomotion in each group. These findings suggest that the shape of the proximal femur is brought about primarily by locomotor behaviour. PMID:17310545

  11. Maturational timing does not predict HSA estimated adult bone geometry at the proximal femur.

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    Jackowski, Stefan A; Kontulainen, Saija A; Cooper, David M L; Lanovaz, Joel L; Baxter-Jones, Adam D G

    2011-12-01

    Late maturational timing is documented to be detrimental to bone strength primarily at the distal radius. Studies at the proximal femur have focused on bone mass and the results remain controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the long term relationship between the onset of maturation and the development of estimated cross sectional area (CSA) and section modulus (Z) at the proximal femur. Two hundred and twenty six individuals (108 males and 118 females) from the Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (PBMAS) were classified into maturity groups based on age of attainment of peak height velocity. CSA and Z were serially assessed at the narrow neck (NN), intertrochanter (IT) and proximal shaft (S) sites using hip structural analysis (HSA). Multilevel models were constructed to examine the development of CSA and Z by maturity group. Cross sectional observations indicated that during adolescence, early maturing males had significantly greater CSA and Z than late maturing males at all sites of the proximal femur, while early maturing females had greater Z at the NN and S, and greater CSA at the NN, IT and S sites compared to late maturing females. When age, body size, body composition, physical activity and dietary intake were controlled no significant effects of maturational timing were found at the NN, IT or S regions (p>0.05) in either males or females. In this population of healthy individuals there appears to be no effect of the onset of maturation on estimated CSA and Z development at the proximal femur in both males and females. This may be a result of the proximal femur's loading environment. Future research is required to determine the role of loading on the relationship between maturational timing and bone structure and strength development at the proximal femur. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. [Randomized prospective study on the influence distal block and Gamma 3 nail on the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures of femur].

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    López-Vega, M; Gil-Monzó, E R; Rodrigo-Pérez, J L; López-Valenciano, J; Salanova-Paris, R H; Peralta-Nieto, J; Morales-Suárez, M M

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to assess the need to lock the Gamma 3 nail (Stryker, Mahwah New Jersey USA) distally for intertrochanteric fractures of femur 31-A1 and 31-A2 of the AO. Details were recorded on a sample of 177 patients with intertrochanteric femoral fractures treated in our hospital by a standard Gamma nail between June 2011 and January 2013. A prospective study was conducted by randomizing patients by year of birth, even numbers with, or odd number without, distal locking, forming two groups of 90 and 87 fractures, respectively. The patients treated with a distal locking nail had an increased incidence of medical complications, a lower incidence of biomechanical complications, and an increase in the fracture collapse compared with the control group, with statistical significance (p < 0.05). It is also observed in the group with distal locking increased transfusion requirement and a higher death rate, with statistically significant differences (p < 0.05), but this significance disappears when adjusting for other patient-related characteristics. Based on the results found in this work, the use of distal locking screw in the Gamma 3 nails should be restricted to unstable trochanteric fractures after reduction where additional stability to the intramedullary nail is required, and may decrease the risk of complications from use. Copyright © 2014 SECOT. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  13. Magnetic resonance imaging findings of osteoid osteoma of the proximal femur

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    Gaeta, Michele; Minutoli, Fabio; Pandolfo, Ignazio; Vinci, Sergio; Blandino, Alfredo [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of Messina, Policlinico ' ' G. Martino' ' , Via Consolare Valeria, 98100, Messina (Italy); D' Andrea, Letterio [Department of Orthopedics, University of Messina, Policlinico ' ' G. Martino' ' , Via Consolare Valeria, 98100, Messina (Italy)

    2004-09-01

    Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a benign bone tumor whose main radiological finding is nidus. OO of the proximal femur can also result in non-specific findings such as hip joint effusion, perinidal bone marrow edema and soft tissue mass. Since the nidus may be difficult to identify with MR, these non-specific findings can lead to erroneous diagnosis. Therefore, MR imaging technique should be optimized in order to identify nidus. Since MR imaging has assumed increasing importance in the evaluation of disorders of the hip, radiologists must be aware of the spectrum of findings of OO of the proximal femur. The aim of this pictorial review is to show the MR imaging findings of intra-articular and extra-articular OO of the proximal femur. (orig.)

  14. A device for in vivo measurements of quantitative ultrasound variables at the human proximal femur.

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    Barkmann, Reinhard; Laugier, Pascal; Moser, Urs; Dencks, Stefanie; Klausner, Michael; Padilla, Frédéric; Haïat, Guilleaume; Glüer, Claus-C

    2008-01-01

    Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) at the calcaneus has similar power as a bone mineral density (BMD)- measurement using DXA for the prediction of osteoporotic fracture risk. Ultrasound equipment is less expensive than DXA and free of ionizing radiation. As a mechanical wave, QUS has the potential of measuring different bone properties than dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA,) which depends on X-ray attenuation and might be developed into a tool of comprehensive assessment of bone strength. However, site-specific DXA at the proximal femur shows best performance in the prediction of hip fractures. To combine the potential of QUS with measurements directly at the femur, we developed a device for in vivo QUS measurements at this site. Methods comprise ultrasound transmission through the bone, reflection from the bone surface, and backscatter from the inner trabecular structure. The complete area of the proximal femur can be scanned except at the femoral head, which interferes with the ilium. To avoid edge artifacts, a subregion of the proximal femur in the trochanteric region was selected as measurement region. First, in vivo measurements demonstrate a good signal to noise ratio and proper depiction of the proximal femur on an attenuation image. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of in vivo measurements. Further improvements can be expected by refinement of the scanning technique and data evaluation method to enhance the potential of the new method for the estimation of bone strength.

  15. A Skeletal Traction Technique for Proximal Femur Fracture Management in an Austere Environment.

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    Lidwell, David; Meghoo, Colin A

    2016-01-01

    Skeletal traction is a useful technique for managing proximal femur fractures in austere environments where fracture stabilization for this injury is difficult. We present a technique and a construct appropriate for field use that facilitates patient evacuation, and we provide guidelines for the use of this technique by an advanced medical provider managing these injuries. The objectives of this article are to enable to reader to (1) recognize the role of skeletal traction in managing proximal femur fractures in an austere environment, (2) identify the key steps in placing transfemoral skeletal traction pins, and (3) identify options and requirements for building a traction construct in resource-limited environments. 2016.

  16. Controversies in the intramedullary nailing of proximal and distal tibia fractures.

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    Tejwani, Nirmal; Polonet, David; Wolinsky, Philip R

    2014-10-01

    Management of tibia fractures by internal fixation, particularly intramedullary nails, has become the standard for diaphyseal fractures. However, for metaphyseal fractures or those at the metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction, choice of fixation device and technique is controversial. For distal tibia fractures, nailing and plating techniques may be used, the primary goal of each being to achieve acceptable alignment with minimal complications. Different techniques for reduction of these fractures are available and can be applied with either fixation device. Overall outcomes appear to be nearly equivalent, with minor differences in complications. Proximal tibia fractures can be fixed using nailing, which is associated with deformity of the proximal short segment. A newer technique-suprapatellar nailing-may minimize these problems, and use of this method has been increasing in trauma centers. However, most of the data are still largely based on case series. Copyright 2014 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

  17. Adolescent physical activity and bone strength at the proximal femur in adulthood.

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    Jackowski, Stefan A; Kontulainen, Saija A; Cooper, David M L; Lanovaz, Joel L; Beck, Thomas J; Baxter-Jones, Adam D G

    2014-04-01

    Physical activity (PA) enhances bone structural strength at the proximal femur in adolescence, but whether these benefits are maintained into early adulthood remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether males and females, described as active, average, and inactive during adolescence, display differences in structural strength at the proximal femur in early adulthood (20-30 yr). One hundred four participants (55 males and 49 females) from the Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study (PBMAS) were categorized into adolescent PA groupings (inactive, average, and active) using the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents. Cross-sectional area and section modulus (Z) at the narrow neck, intertrochanter, and femoral shaft (S) sites of the proximal femur were assessed using hip structural analysis in young adulthood from femoral neck dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans. Group differences were assessed using ANCOVA, controlling for adult height (Ht), adult weight (Wt), adolescent bone geometry, sex, percentage adult total body lean tissue (LTM%), and adult PA levels. Active adolescents had significantly greater adjusted bone geometric measures at all sites than their inactive classified peers during adolescence (P femur than adult participants who were classified as inactive during adolescence (P femur in young adulthood.

  18. In vivo measurements of ultrasound transmission through the human proximal femur.

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    Barkmann, Reinhard; Laugier, Pascal; Moser, Urs; Dencks, Stefanie; Klausner, Michael; Padilla, Frédéric; Haiat, Guillaume; Heller, Martin; Glüer, Claus-C

    2008-07-01

    Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurements can be used to estimate osteoporotic fracture risk. The commonly used variables are the speed of sound (SOS) and the frequency dependent sound attenuation (broadband ultrasound attenuation, [BUA]) of a wave propagating through the bone, preferably the calcaneus. The technology, so far, is less suitable for direct measurement in vivo at the spine or the femur for prediction of bone mineral density (BMD) or fracture risk at the main osteoporotic fracture sites. To improve the clinical performance of QUS, we built a device for direct QUS measurements at the human femur in vivo. In vivo images of ultrasound transmission at one of the main fracture sites, the proximal femur, could be acquired. The estimated precision of SOS measurements of 0.5% achieved at the femur is comparable with the precision of peripheral QUS devices.

  19. Physical therapy in the postoperative of proximal femur fracture in elderly. Literature review

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    Carneiro,Mariana Barquet; Alves,Débora Pinheiro Lédio; Mercadante, Marcelo Tomanik

    2013-01-01

    The proximal femoral fracture in the elderly is a serious public health problem. Surgical treatment of this fracture is used to reduce morbidity, together with postoperative physical therapy. The objective was to conduct a systematic review of physical therapy protocols in postoperative for fractures of the proximal femur in elderly. We selected randomized controlled trials in elderly in the past 10 years, in Portuguese and English. There were 14 articles in the literature. Physical therapy h...

  20. Interpretation of hip fracture patterns using areal bone mineral density in the proximal femur.

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    Hey, Hwee Weng Dennis; Sng, Weizhong Jonathan; Lim, Joel Louis Zongwei; Tan, Chuen Seng; Gan, Alfred Tau Liang; Ng, Jun Han Charles; Kagda, Fareed H Y

    2015-12-01

    Bone mineral density scans are currently interpreted based on an average score of the entire proximal femur. Improvements in technology now allow us to measure bone density in specific regions of the proximal femur. The study attempts to explain the pathophysiology of neck of femur (NOF) and intertrochanteric/basi-cervical (IT) fractures by correlating areal BMD (aBMD) scores with fracture patterns, and explore possible predictors for these fracture patterns. This is a single institution retrospective study on all patients who underwent hip surgeries from June 2010 to August 2012. A total of 106 patients (44 IT/basi-cervical, 62 NOF fractures) were studied. The data retrieved include patient characteristics and aBMD scores measured at different regions of the contralateral hip within 1 month of the injury. Demographic and clinical characteristic differences between IT and NOF fractures were analyzed using Fisher's Exact test and two-sample t test. Relationship between aBMD scores and fracture patterns was assessed using multivariable regression modeling. After adjusted multivariable analysis, T-Troc and T-inter scores were significantly lower in intertrochanteric/basi-cervical fractures compared to neck of femur fractures (P = 0.022 and P = 0.026, respectively). Both intertrochanteric/basi-cervical fractures (mean T.Tot -1.99) and neck of femur fractures (mean T.Tot -1.64) were not found to be associated with a mean T.tot less than -2.5. However, the mean aBMD scores were consistently less than -2.5 for both intertrochanteric/basi-cervical fractures and neck of femur fractures. Gender and calcium intake at the time of injury were associated with specific hip fracture patterns (P = 0.002 and P = 0.011, respectively). Hip fracture patterns following low energy trauma may be influenced by the pattern of reduced bone density in different areas of the hip. Intertrochanteric/basi-cervical fractures were associated with significantly lower T-Troc and T-Inter scores

  1. Acetabular Protrusio and Proximal Femur Fractures in Patients With Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

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    Trehan, Samir K; Morakis, Emmanouil; Raggio, Cathleen L; Twomey, Kristin D; Green, Daniel W

    2015-09-01

    Osteogenesis imperfect (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by increased bone fragility, frequent fractures, and extremity deformities among other clinical findings. A frequent radiographic finding in OI patients is acetabular protrusio (AP). We hypothesized that AP incidence would be significant in OI patients and highest among type III OI patients, who have a more severe disease phenotype. In addition, we hypothesized that there would be a correlation between AP and proximal femur fracture incidence. We retrospectively reviewed radiographs and medical records of 49 patients with OI evaluated at our institution. Demographic information and modified Sillence classification were recorded. AP was diagnosed using previously published radiographic criteria using the center-edge angle of Wiberg, acetabulum relative to the iliopectineal line, teardrop figure relative to the ilioischial (Kohler) line, and acetabulum relative to the ilioischial (Kohler) line. Medical record and radiographs were reviewed for evidence of proximal femur or acetabulum fracture. Associations between OI type, AP, and fracture incidence were examined with χ or Fisher exact tests. In this series of 49 OI patients, the overall incidence of AP was 55.1% (27/49) with the highest incidence among patients with type III OI (70.6%). There was an increased incidence of proximal femur, and particularly femoral neck, fractures among patients with AP compared with patients with normal hip anatomy. Overall, patients with AP had a 30% increased risk for proximal femur and acetabulum fractures (P=0.03). AP is a common deformity in OI patients (55.1%) and particularly type III OI (70.6%). Patients with AP have an increased risk for proximal femur fractures and particularly femoral neck fractures. This novel finding adds to the growing body of literature on clinical implications of AP in OI patients. Level IV-Retrospective case series.

  2. Limb-sparing surgery in a dog with osteosarcoma of the proximal femur.

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    Liptak, Julius M; Pluhar, G Elizabeth; Dernell, William S; Withrow, Stephen J

    2005-01-01

    To report successful limb-sparing surgery in a dog with a proximal femoral osteosarcoma (OSA) using a composite allograft-prosthetic technique. Case report. Client-owned dog. A stage IIB OSA of the proximal aspect of the femur was resected in accordance with oncologic and limb-sparing principles. The osseous defect was reconstructed with a proximal femoral allograft and cemented, long-stemmed femoral prosthesis. Soft tissue reconstruction was achieved by suturing host tendons to their respective allogeneic tendons on the allograft. Coxofemoral joint function was preserved using standard total hip arthroplasty techniques. Limb-sparing surgery of the proximal aspect of the femur using a composite allograft-prosthetic technique resulted in excellent limb function. Postoperative complications included aseptic loosening of the femoral composite graft and allograft nonunion, which required revision, traumatic implant luxation, and local tumor recurrence. Limb function was excellent after surgical stabilization of the allograft nonunion but deteriorated after implant luxation 270 days postlimb-sparing surgery. Pulmonary and skeletal metastases were diagnosed and local tumor recurrence suspected 596 and 650 days postoperatively, respectively. The dog was euthanatized 688 days after limb-sparing surgery as a result of progressive local and metastatic disease. Limb-sparing surgery for dogs with primary bone tumors of the proximal aspect of the femur is feasible with good functional results.

  3. [Gait analysis after rotationplasty hip surgery for malignant tumor of the proximal femur].

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    Donati, D; Benedetti, M G; Catani, F; Berti, L; Capanna, R

    2004-10-01

    Rotationplasty of the hip joint is a special surgical technique used for the treatment of malignant tumors of the proximal part of the femur. We report a clinical case and gait analysis results before and after rehabilitation training. Evaluation of joint motion, kinetic moments, and the electromyographic findings enabled us to document progressive adaptation of muscle and joint function to their new role in the motor pattern, demonstrating the exceptional strength of rotationplasty. Active control of two fulcrums in the lower limb, the pseudo hip proximally and the pseudo knee intermedially, makes this type of operation extremely advantageous compared to the alternative of hip disarticulation or hemipelvectomy. Total absence of pain together with the preservation of articular and cutaneous proprioception are important advantages. Rotationplasty is an attractive alternative for treatment of malignant tumors of the proximal part of the femur.

  4. Surgically Relevant Bony and Soft Tissue Anatomy of the Proximal Femur

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    Philippon, Marc J.; Michalski, Max P.; Campbell, Kevin J.; Goldsmith, Mary T.; Devitt, Brian M.; Wijdicks, Coen A.; LaPrade, Robert F.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Hip endoscopy facilitates the treatment of extra-articular disorders of the proximal femur. Unfortunately, current knowledge of proximal femur anatomy is limited to qualitative descriptions and lacks surgically relevant landmarks. Purpose: To provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of proximal femur anatomy in reference to surgically relevant bony landmarks. Study Design: Descriptive laboratory study. Methods: Fourteen cadaveric hemipelvises were dissected. A coordinate measuring device measured dimensions and interrelationships of the gluteal muscles, hip external rotators, pectineus, iliopsoas, and joint capsule in reference to osseous landmarks. Results: The vastus tubercle, superomedial border of the greater trochanter, and femoral head-neck junction were distinct and reliable osseous landmarks. The anteroinferior tip of the vastus tubercle was 17.1 mm (95% CI: 14.5, 19.8 mm) anteroinferior to the center of the gluteus medius lateral insertional footprint and was 22.9 mm (95% CI: 20.1, 25.7 mm) inferolateral to the center of the gluteus minimus insertional footprint. The insertions of the piriformis, conjoint tendon of the hip (superior gemellus, obturator internus, and inferior gemellus), and obturator externus were identified relative to the superomedial border of the greater trochanter. The relationship of the aforementioned footprints were 49% (95% CI: 43%, 54%), 42% (95% CI: 33%, 50%), and 64% (95% CI: 59%, 69%) from the anterior (0%) to posterior (100%) margins of the superomedial border of the greater trochanter, respectively. The hip joint capsule attached distally on the proximal femur 18.2 mm (95% CI: 14.2, 22.2 mm) from the head-neck junction medially on average. Conclusion: The vastus tubercle, superomedial border of the greater trochanter, and the femoral head-neck junction were reliable osseous landmarks for the identification of the tendinous and hip capsular insertions on the proximal femur. Knowledge of the

  5. The association of distal femur and proximal tibia shape with sex: The Osteoarthritis Initiative.

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    Wise, Barton L; Liu, Felix; Kritikos, Lisa; Lynch, John A; Parimi, Neeta; Zhang, Yuqing; Lane, Nancy E

    2016-08-01

    Risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is much higher in women than in men. Previous studies have shown that bone shape is a risk factor for knee OA. However, few studies have examined whether knee bone shape differs between men and women. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether there are differences between men and women in knee bone shape. We used information from the NIH-funded Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), a cohort of persons aged 45-79 at baseline who either had symptomatic knee OA or were at high risk of it. Among participants aged between 45 and 60 years, we randomly sampled 340 knees without radiographic OA (i.e., Kellgren/Lawrence grade of 0 in central readings on baseline radiograph). We characterized distal femur and proximal tibia shape of these selected radiographs using statistical shape modeling (SSM). We performed linear regression analysis to examine the association between sex and each knee shape mode (proximal tibia and distal femur), adjusting for age, race, body mass index (BMI), and clinic site. The mean age was 52.7 years (±4.3 SD) for both men and women. There were 192 female and 147 male knees for the distal femur analysis. Thirteen modes were derived for femoral shape, accounting for 95.5% of the total variance. Distal femur mode 1 had the greatest difference in standardized score of knee shape between females and males (1.04, p femur and proximal tibia that form the knee joint differ by sex. Additional analyses are warranted to assess whether the difference in risk of OA between the sexes arises from bone shape differences. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. OUTCOMES IN CLOSED REAMED INTERLOCKING NAIL IN FRACTURES OF SHAFT OF FEMUR

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    Mohammad, Taj; Khan, Alamzeb; Sawati, Alamzeb; Ahmed, Ashfaq; Awan, Abdus Saboor; Saboor, Abdus; Siddique

    2015-01-01

    .... Violent forces are required to break this and strongest of human bones. There are various treatment modalities for femoral shaft fractures in adults like traction, brace, platting, intramedullary nail (IMN...

  7. Validation of subject-specific automated p-FE analysis of the proximal femur.

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    Trabelsi, Nir; Yosibash, Zohar; Milgrom, Charles

    2009-02-09

    The use of subject-specific finite element (FE) models in clinical practice requires a high level of automation and validation. In Yosibash et al. [2007a. Reliable simulations of the human proximal femur by high-order finite element analysis validated by experimental observations. J. Biomechanics 40, 3688-3699] a novel method for generating high-order finite element (p-FE) models from CT scans was presented and validated by experimental observations on two fresh frozen femurs (harvested from a 30 year old male and 21 year old female). Herein, we substantiate the validation process by enlarging the experimental database (54 year old female femur), improving the method and examine its robustness under different CT scan conditions. A fresh frozen femur of a 54 year old female was scanned under two different environments: in air and immersed in water (dry and wet CT). Thereafter, the proximal femur was quasi-statically loaded in vitro by a 1000N load. The two QCT scans were manipulated to generate p-FE models that mimic the experimental conditions. We compared p-FE displacements and strains of the wet CT model to the dry CT model and to the experimental results. In addition, the material assignment strategy was reinvestigated. The inhomogeneous Young's modulus was represented in the FE model using two different methods, directly extracted from the CT data and using continuous spatial functions as in Yosibash et al. [2007a. Reliable simulations of the human proximal femur by high-order finite element analysis validated by experimental observations. J. Biomechanics 40, 3688-3699]. Excellent agreement between dry and wet FE models was found for both displacements and strains, i.e. the method is insensitive to CT conditions and may be used in vivo. Good agreement was also found between FE results and experimental observations. The spatial functions representing Young's modulus are local and do not influence strains and displacements prediction. Finally, the p-FE results of

  8. SHORTAND MIDDLE-TERM RESULTS OF HIP ARTHROPLASTY FOR TUMORS OF THE PROXIMAL FEMUR

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    R. M. Tikhilov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A purpose of the study was to evaluate the immediate and medium-term outcomes of the treatment of patients with primary tumor lesions of proximal femur after the lesion resection together with total hip arthroplastyby total revision systems. Material and methods. 34 patients with primary tumors of proximal femur [chondrosarcoma - 9 (26.5%,giant cell tumor - II (32.4%,osteosarcoma - 2 (5.8%, other malignancies - 5 (14.7%,benign neoplasms - 7 (20.6%] underwent the conserving surgery at R.R. Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics since 2003 through 2013. The follow-up was from one to five years. The age of patients ranged from 16 to 70 years, patients younger than 40 years accounted for 61.8%. Acetabulum was replaced by standard components. To replace post-resection defects of proximal femur, in 21 (61.8% patents revision legs of cementless fixation Wagner Revision (Zimmer were used, in 10 (29.4% - “Fenix”, and in 3 (8.8% - Solution (DePuy, J&J. Results. A technique of total hip arthroplasty with the use of revision systems demonstrated excellent and positive results in 32 (94.2% cases. Complications leading to revision surgery occurred in 3 (8.8% patients. Conclusion. The method allows achievement of favorable functional outcomes and early patients’ activation without worsening the oncologic component of treatment and being not inferior to expensive modular systems.

  9. Unusual proximal femur fracture in children treated with PHILOS plate and review of literature

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    Mukesh Kumar

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    Full Text Available Fractures of the hip are uncommon in children with incidence is less than 1% in all paediatrics fracture. It requires careful attention because of the incidence of complications is high. There is no consensus over ideal treatment of each group, but there are different options for each group has been described in literature, we report a case of unusual proximal femur fracture in ten-year-old girl which is not described in literature in best of our knowledge. A 10 years old girl was brought to us with pain in right hip joint and inability to bear weight on right lower limb after road traffic accident (child was hit by a car while walking on the road. Evaluated and found to have fracture of proximal femur. fracture was fixed with long PHILOS plate, which united in eight weeks duration, implant was removed at 10 month. At present after 14 months, she is able to perform her routine activities comfortably. and her Harris hip score is 95. We propose to add this type of fracture as 5th type of Delbet's classification as the fracture pattern in my patient was not fitting in any group of Delbet's classification and it belongs to proximal femur group and anatomically this fracture pattern was next to type IV fracture. Uncommon fracture of hip in children can be expected, this type of fracture can be added as 5th type in Delbet's classification. Long term outcome and ideal treatment yet to be described.

  10. Asymmetry and structural system analysis of the proximal femur meta-epiphysis: osteoarticular anatomical pathology

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    Baydoun Safaa

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The human femur is commonly considered as a subsystem of the locomotor apparatus with four conspicuous levels of organization. This phenomenon is the result of the evolution of the locomotor apparatus, which encompasses both constitutional and individual variability. The work therein reported, therefore, underlies the significance of observing anatomical system analysis of the proximal femur meta-epiphysis in normal conditions, according to the anatomic positioning with respect to the right or left side of the body, and the presence of system asymmetry in the meta-epiphysis structure, thus indicating structural and functional asymmetry. Methods A total of 160 femur bones of both sexes were compiled and a morphological study of 15 linear and angulated parameters of proximal femur epiphysis was produced, thus defining the linear/angulated size of tubular bones. The parameters were divided into linear and angulated groups, while maintaining the motion of the hip joint and transmission of stress to the unwanted parts of the limb. Furthermore, the straight and vertical diameters of the femoral head and the length of the femoral neck were also studied. The angle between the neck and diaphysis, the neck antiversion and angle of rotation of the femoral neck were subsequently measured. Finally, the condylo-diaphyseal angle with respect to the axis of extremity was determined. To visualize the force of intersystem ties, we have used the method of correlation galaxy construction. Results The absolute numeral values of each linear parameter were transformed to relative values. The values of superfluity coefficient for each parameter in the right and left femoral bone groups were estimated and Pearson's correlation coefficient has been calculated (> 0.60. Retrospectively, the observed results have confirmed the presence of functional asymmetry in the proximal femur meta-epiphysis. On the basis of compliance or insignificant difference in

  11. Asymmetry and structural system analysis of the proximal femur meta-epiphysis: osteoarticular anatomical pathology.

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    Samaha, Ali A; Ivanov, Alexander V; Haddad, John J; Kolesnik, Alexander I; Baydoun, Safaa; Arabi, Maher R; Yashina, Irena N; Samaha, Rana A; Ivanov, Dimetry A

    2008-02-27

    The human femur is commonly considered as a subsystem of the locomotor apparatus with four conspicuous levels of organization. This phenomenon is the result of the evolution of the locomotor apparatus, which encompasses both constitutional and individual variability. The work therein reported, therefore, underlies the significance of observing anatomical system analysis of the proximal femur meta-epiphysis in normal conditions, according to the anatomic positioning with respect to the right or left side of the body, and the presence of system asymmetry in the meta-epiphysis structure, thus indicating structural and functional asymmetry. A total of 160 femur bones of both sexes were compiled and a morphological study of 15 linear and angulated parameters of proximal femur epiphysis was produced, thus defining the linear/angulated size of tubular bones. The parameters were divided into linear and angulated groups, while maintaining the motion of the hip joint and transmission of stress to the unwanted parts of the limb. Furthermore, the straight and vertical diameters of the femoral head and the length of the femoral neck were also studied. The angle between the neck and diaphysis, the neck antiversion and angle of rotation of the femoral neck were subsequently measured. Finally, the condylo-diaphyseal angle with respect to the axis of extremity was determined. To visualize the force of intersystem ties, we have used the method of correlation galaxy construction. The absolute numeral values of each linear parameter were transformed to relative values. The values of superfluidity coefficient for each parameter in the right and left femoral bone groups were estimated and Pearson's correlation coefficient has been calculated (> 0.60). Retrospectively, the observed results have confirmed the presence of functional asymmetry in the proximal femur meta-epiphysis. On the basis of compliance or insignificant difference in the confidence interval of the linear parameters, we

  12. Proximal femur of Australopithecus africanus from Member 4, Makapansgat, South Africa.

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    Reed, K E; Kitching, J W; Grine, F E; Jungers, W L; Sokoloff, L

    1993-09-01

    A left proximal femur (MLD 46) from Member 4, Makapansgat, South Africa is described and analyzed. It consists of the head, neck, and a small segment of the shaft that extends to just below the lesser trochanter. The femur exhibits degenerative joint disease in the form of marginal osteophyte formation and thus its taxonomic identity has been somewhat obscured. Consideration of all like-sized mammalian femora from Makapansgat suggests that the femur is that of either a felid or hominid. Comparison of MLD 46 to femora of extent and extinct felids reveals that MLD 46 does not possess two morphological features that are characteristic of felids, namely a deep, prolonged trochanteric fossa and a high neck-shaft angle. Simple shape variables (ratios) and multivariate analyses consistently place MLD 46 with modern and fossil hominids, and most closely align it with the australopithecines. We conclude that the femur is most reasonably attributable to Australopithecus africanus, which is the only hominid yet identified from Makapansgat. Despite its pathological condition, MLD 46 is the most complete proximal femur known for A. africanus, thereby permitting further morphological comparisons with homologues of A. afarensis and Paranthropus. Marginal osteophytes of mammalian femoral heads characteristically occur in individuals of advanced age, suggesting that MLD 46 may have lived some time with the disease. Finally, MLD 46 is considerably larger than the previously described specimen, Sts 14, from Sterkfontein Member 4. There may be as great a contrast in body size in A. africanus as there is between the large and small specimens of A. afarensis.

  13. Participation of osteoporosis in femoral neck fracture; Bone mineral measurement of proximal femur using quantitative computed tomography

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    Mizuno, Naoto (Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital (Japan))

    1989-10-01

    Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) was used to measure bone mineral contents of the proximal femur. First, 62 specimens of cancellous bones of the proximal femur obtained at operation were burnt for mineral determination after preoperative QCT measurement to evaluate the relationship between QCT values and ash weight. The findings indicated that QCT measurement of proximal femur was as useful as that of the lumbar spine. Next, 10 groups of 50 men and 50 women ranging in age from the 5th to the 9th decade were tested to define the control mean and range of QCT mineral content of proximal femur, to compare with 32 cases of femoral neck fracture. In women with femoral neck fracture, QCT values of the femoral neck were less than those of the same normal age group except for cases of medial fracture in the 9th decade. This measurement might provide an index for fracture risk. (author).

  14. Associations of vitamin D deficiency with postoperative gait and mortality among patients with fractures of the proximal femur

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    Gumieiro, David Nicoletti [UNESP; Pereira,Gilberto José Cação; Minicucci, Marcos Ferreira [UNESP; Ricciardi, Carlos Eduardo Inácio; Damasceno, Erick Ribeiro; Funayama, Bruno Schiavoni [UNESP

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    OBJECTIVE: To assess whether serum vitamin D concentration is associated with gait status and mortality among patients with fractures of the proximal femur, six months after suffering the fracture.METHODS: Consecutive patients aged ≥65 years with fractures of the proximal femur, who were admitted to the orthopedics and traumatology ward of our service between January and December 2011, were prospectively evaluated. Clinical, radiological, epidemiological and laboratory analyses were performed...

  15. Supracondylar skeletal traction and open interlocking nailing for neglected fracture of the shaft of femur - Retrospective study.

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    Krishnakumar, R; Thiruvenkitaprasad, G; Kaliaperumal, Dayanand; Sundaram, Nandkumar

    2013-09-01

    Neglected trauma is a common problem faced by Orthopaedic surgeons practicing in developing countries. Nothing much in English literature is available regarding the practical difficulties and guidelines for treating neglected trauma of long bones. In our institution from November 2003 to October 2009 we treated 25 cases of neglected fracture of shaft of femur. Patients underwent either of three types of management protocols depending upon the preoperative manual traction radiographs. The fracture was fixed with open interlocking nail. Primary bone grafting and bone shortening procedures were not performed in any of the patient. The fractures united in all patients at an average duration of 17 weeks. Two patients had limb length discrepancy. Careful preoperative evaluation is mandatory for good results. Preoperative skeletal traction and two stage surgical procedure may be required to avoid limb length discrepancy and neurovascular complication.

  16. A new technique of closed intramedullary nailing in fractures of the proximal humerus with varus deformity

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    A. N. Chelnokov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Varus displacement is common in fractures of the proximal humerus. Development of new low invasive surgical modalities providing anatomy restoration and non-traumatic fracture fixation is actual. Purpose of the study was development of the low invasive technique of closed interlocking nailing providing reduction of the typical varus displacement in fractures and posttraumatic deformities of the proximal humerus. Material and methods. A new technique of correction of the proximal humerus in fractures and posttraumatic deformities was applied in 12 patients - 7 with two-part fractures and 5 with posttraumatic varus deformities. The surgical technique includes application of a small wire circular external frame. Its proximal part is secured to the humeral head to reduce varus displacement along with connection to the distal part of the frame, and the reached alignment is fixed by an intramedullary nail. Results. In all 12 cases we succeeded to reduce the varus deformity. At 1 year follow-up healing was reached in 11 patients, and in one patient exchange compression nailing was performed. Constant score in 1 year was 76±17 after fracture treament, and 70±16 in posttraumatic deformities, which corresponeded to good results. Conclusion. The presented technique allows to reach 40-50° angular correction without open approach and significant soft tissue damage. The obtained results confirm efficacy of the new technique and pertinence of its use in patients with fractures and posttraumatic deformities of this localization. The introduced technique of closed nailing appears to be a promising approach in reconstructive surgery of the proximal humerus.

  17. ANATOMIC STUDY OF THE PROXIMAL THIRD OF THE FEMUR: FEMOROACETABULAR IMPACT AND THE CAM EFFECT.

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    Labronici, Pedro José; Alves, Sergio Delmonte; da Silva, Anselmo Fernandes; Giuberti, Gilberto Ribeiro; de Azevedo Neto, Justino Nóbrega; Mezzalira Penedo, Jorge Luiz

    2009-01-01

    To analyze anatomical variations of the proximal end of femur that could cause a femoroacetabular impact. 199 skeletically mature anatomical specimens of femurs were used. The femurs were measured in order to determine the anteversion angle of the femoral neck, neckshaft angle, sphericity of the femoral head at anteroposterior and superoinferior, angle between epiphysis and the anterior femoral neck, angle between epiphysis and the neck at lateral plane, anteroposterior distance at 5mm of the head and neck junction and anteroposterior distance of the neck base. we found that the impact subgroup presented a significantly larger junction diameter of 5mm (p = 0.0001) and cam-head (%) (p= 0.0001), while base-cam (%) (p = 0.0001) showed a significantly smaller diameter than the subgroup without impact. It was identified that cam-head (%) ≤ 80 e base-cam (%) ≤ 73 were identified as the optimal impact points. our study showed that the effect cam, caused by anatomical variations of the proximal femoral end focused the head-neck junction and base of the neck-junction head-neck. These rates can be predictive factors of the impact.

  18. Locked Intramedullary Nailing of Femur and Tibia in a Semi Urban ...

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    Background: Long bone fractures of the extremities are increasingly becoming a common clinical presentation of the trauma patients to the emergency unit of most urban hospital in Nigeria due to increasing vehicular traffic on our roads. Locked intramedullary nailing is the gold standard for operative treatment of these ...

  19. Pelvic migration of the helical blade after treatment of transtrochanteric fracture using a proximal femoral nail

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    Pedro Luciano Teixeira Gomes

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Proximal femoral nails with a helical blade are a new generation of implants used for treating transtrochanteric fractures. The blade design provides rotational and angular stability for the fracture. Despite greater biomechanical resistance, they sometimes present complications. In the literature, there are some reports of cases of perforation of the femoral head caused by helical blades. Here, a clinical case of medial migration of the helical blade through the femoral head and acetabulum into the pelvic cavity is presented.

  20. Fractures of the Proximal Third Tibia Treated With Intramedullary Interlocking Nails and Blocking Screws

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    Zanaty Mohamed Al-Toukhy

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Internal splintage of proximal metaphyseal tibial fractures has gained acceptance as a method of early stabilization of such injuries. Intramedullary nailing is a challenging procedure. This study tries to evaluate treatment outcomes of closed reduction and intramedullary nailing with the aid of blocking screws to maintain the reduction and stabilize theses injuries. METHOD: Thirty patients (23 males and 7 females with proximal metaphyseal tibial fractures were treated and followed from June 2010 and February 2014 (44 months with average 19 months. Age ranged between 23 to 55 years (average, 38 years. According to A.O. Classification 13 cases were Type A2.1, 9 cases were Type A2.1 (II, and 8 cases were Type A3.2. Seven cases were open fractures and according to Gustilo Anderson classification 4 cases were Grade (I, 3 cases were Grade (II. All cases were treated by interlocking intramedullary tibial nailing assisted by the use of blocking screws technique. RESULTS: The results had been evaluated through the following parameters: (pain, union, malunion, infection, range of motions, walking capacity, extension lag, knee stability and implant and technical failure. All cases had been united. Excellent alignment obtained in 27 fractures (90%. Knee and Ankle joints range of motions were equivalent to the unaffected side in 25 patients (82%. Two patients got superficial wound infection (2.7%. The final functional results were evaluated through modified Karlstrom-Olerud Score and we get: Excellent: 20 cases (66.7%, Good: 7 cases (23.3%, Satisfactory: 2 cases (6.7% and Poor: 1 case (3.3%. DISCUSSION: Intramedullary nailing of proximal tibial fracture is a load sharing procedure, sparing the extraosseous blood supply, avoiding additional soft-tissue dissection, thereby minimizing the risk of postoperative complications. Also, it reduces the length of hospital stay and costs, enables early mobilization and achieves satisfactory outcomes

  1. Evaluating accuracy of structural geometry by DXA methods with an anthropometric proximal femur phantom.

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    Khoo, B C C; Beck, T J; Brown, K; Price, R I

    2013-09-01

    DXA-derived bone structural geometry has been reported extensively but lacks an accuracy standard. In this study, we describe a novel anthropometric structural geometry phantom that simulates the proximal femur for use in assessing accuracy of geometry measurements by DXA or other X-ray methods. The phantom consists of seven different interchangeable neck modules with geometries that span the range of dimensions in an adult human proximal femur, including those representing osteoporosis. Ten repeated hip scans of each neck module using two current DXA scanner models were performed without repositioning. After scanner specific calibration, hip structure analysis was used to derive structural geometry. Scanner performance was similar for the two manufacturers. DXA-derived HSA geometric measurements were highly correlated with values derived directly from phantom geometry and position; R² between DXA and phantom measures were greater than 94% for all parameters, while precision error ranged between 0.3 and 3.9%. Despite high R² there were some systematic geometry errors for both scanners that were small for outer diameter, but increasing with complexity of geometrical parameter; e.g. buckling ratio. In summary, the anthropometric phantom and its fabrication concept were shown to be appropriate for evaluating proximal femoral structural geometry in two different DXA systems.

  2. Digital Assessment of the Implantation Angle of Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation Helical Blade Using CT Three-dimensional Reconstruction.

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    Luan, Feiyu; Wang, Wenbo; Liu, Ning; Zhang, Yanan; Liu, Jinyi

    2017-10-30

    To facilitate simple and safe manipulation during proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) operation, we studied the range of safe implantation angle of the helical blade of the PFNA system by using a digital-based three-dimensional reconstruction model of CT images. Thirty-five healthy volunteers were recruited. Original multilayer helical CT scan data of the left femur were collected and imported into Mimics software. Anatomic features of the femur, including the safe implantation angle, anterior and posterior angle, were measured. Differences in each angle between male and female subjects were compared using Student's t test, and the determinants of each angle were analyzed by linear regression. The mean safe implantation angle was 30.09° ± 4.73°, the mean anterior angle was 15.82° ± 2.07°, and the mean posterior angle was 14.27° ± 3.19°. All the three angles were greater in males than females (P angle and the diameter of the femoral neck and head were linearly correlated with the safe implantation angle, the anterior and posterior angle, respectively. Femoral neck diameter was a significant determinant of the safe implantation angle and posterior angle, respectively. Moreover, femoral neck diameter and femoral head diameter were significant determinants of the anterior angle. The study has introduced and delineated a novel parameter, the safe implantation angle, for FPNA surgery, which may help orthopedic surgeons in deciding a safe range of PFNA operation and improve the accuracy of PFNA helical blade implantation.

  3. A proximal femur aneurysmal bone cyst resulting in amputation: a rare case report.

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    Khodamorad Jamshidi

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC is blood filled expansile cystic lesion that most commonly occurs in patients during the second decade of their lives. Traditionally it has been described as a benign lesion but can be locally aggressive and result in the destruction of the involved bone. Treatment methods include surgical excision and curettage with or without bone grafting. We report a proximal femur aneurysmal bone cyst, which resulted in the amputation of the lower extremity, even though all available classic methods of treatment were applied for it.

  4. Radiographic anatomy of the proximal femur: femoral neck fracture vs. transtrochanteric fracture

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    Ana Lecia Carneiro Leão de Araújo Lima

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between radiographic parameters of the proximal femur with femoral neck fractures or transtrochanteric fractures. METHODS: Cervicodiaphyseal angle (CDA, femoral neck width (FNW, hip axis length (HAL, and acetabular tear drop distance (ATD were analyzed in 30 pelvis anteroposterior view X-rays of patients with femoral neck fractures (n = 15 and transtrochanteric fractures (n = 15. The analysis was performed by comparing the results of the X-rays with femoral neck fractures and with transtrochanteric fractures. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences between samples were observed. CONCLUSION: There was no correlation between radiographic parameters evaluated and specific occurrence of femoral neck fractures or transtrochanteric fractures.

  5. Bone mineral loss at the proximal femur in acute spinal cord injury.

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    Edwards, W B; Schnitzer, T J; Troy, K L

    2013-09-01

    This study used quantitative computed tomography to assess changes in bone mineral at the proximal femur after acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Individuals with acute SCI experienced a marked loss of bone mineral from a combination of trabecular and endocortical resorption. Targeted therapeutic interventions are thus warranted in this population. SCI is associated with a rapid loss of bone mineral and an increased rate of fragility fracture. Some 10 to 20% of these fractures occur at the proximal femur. The purpose of this study was to quantify changes to bone mineral, geometry, and measures of strength at the proximal femur in acute SCI. Quantitative computed tomography analysis was performed on 13 subjects with acute SCI at serial time points separated by a mean of 3.5 months (range, 2.6-4.8 months). Changes in bone mineral content (BMC) and volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) were quantified for integral, trabecular, and cortical bone at the femoral neck, trochanteric, and total proximal femur regions. Changes in bone volumes, cross-sectional areas, and surrogate measures of compressive and bending strength were also determined. During the acute period of SCI, subjects experienced a 2.7-3.3%/month reduction in integral BMC (p < 0.001) and a 2.5-3.1 %/month reduction in integral vBMD (p < 0.001). Trabecular BMC decreased by 3.1-4.7 %/month (p < 0.001) and trabecular vBMD by 2.8-4.4 %/month (p < 0.001). A 3.9-4.0 %/month reduction was observed for cortical BMC (p < 0.001), while the reduction in cortical vBMD was noticeably lower (0.8-1.0 %/month; p ≤ 0.01). Changes in bone volume and cross-sectional area suggested that cortical bone loss occurred primarily through endosteal resorption. Declines in bone mineral were associated with a 4.9-5.9 %/month reduction in surrogate measures of strength. These data highlight the need for therapeutic interventions in this population that target both trabecular and endocortical bone mineral

  6. The combination of structural parameters and areal bone mineral density improves relation to proximal femur strength

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    Hansen, Stinus; Jensen, Jens-Erik Beck; Ahrberg, Fabian

    2011-01-01

    -one human proximal femur specimens (8 men and 23 women, median age 74 years, range 50-89) were examined with HR-pQCT at four regions of interest (femoral head, neck, major and minor trochanter) with 82 μm and in a subgroup (n = 17) with 41 μm resolution. Separate analyses of cortical and trabecular geometry...... fractures were confirmed. Geometry, vBMD, microarchitecture, and aBMD correlated significantly with MCS, with Spearman's correlation coefficients up to 0.77, 0.89, 0.90, and 0.85 (P ...

  7. A comparison of bone mineral density in osteoporotic fracture of the proximal femur using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry

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    Lee, Jong Seok; Yoo, Beong Gyu [Wonkwang Health Science College, Iksan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Keung Sik [Yonsei University Yong Dong Severance Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2000-04-15

    There were some controversies about direct cause of hip fracture. We attempted to look at 40 osteoporotic proximal femur fractures in women over 50 years between March in 1999 and February in 2000. The bone density of the fracture group and the healthy 85 control group was measured by Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). The result was compared using age matched paired T test. The results were as follows: The femoral neck fractures were 14 cases and the trochanteric fractures were 26 cases. Mean age at a fracture was 67.1 years in neck fracture group and 76.5 years in trochanteric fracture. In the control group, the bone density of both side of the proximal femur was measured and it showed statistically no difference between both sides in same person. The bone density of neck, Ward's triangle, trochanter (P<0.05) and lumbar spine (P<0.001) was significantly reduced in the proximal femoral fracture group comparing with the control group. The bone density of neck, Ward's triangle, trochanter (P<0.05) was significantly reduced in the proximal femoral neck fracture group comparing with the control group, but there was no statistical difference in lumbar spine comparing with the control group. The bone density of neck, Ward's triangle, trochanter and lumbar spine (P<0.001) was significantly reduced in the proximal femoral neck fracture group comparing with the control group. We concluded that the bone mineral densities (BMD) of proximal femur and lumbar spine had decreased in hip fractures but that the bone mineral density and T-score % of the proximal femur were statistically lower than that of the lumbar spine. We suggest that measuring the bone mineral density of the proximal femur may reflect the weakness of the proximal femur more precisely than measuring the bone mineral density of the lumbar spine.

  8. Efficacy comparison of intramedullary nails, locking plates and conservative treatment for displaced proximal humeral fractures in the elderly

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    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Wei Ge,* Qi Sun,* Gen Li, Guanghua Lu, Ming Cai, ShaoHua Li Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Purpose: The incidence of proximal humeral fractures is high in the elderly, and the superior management of these fractures remains a controversy. The study aims to compare clinical outcomes of intramedullary nails, locking plates and conservative treatment for the management of displaced proximal humeral fractures in the elderly. Patients and methods: In this prospective study, a total of 198 patients with 2- or 3-part proximal humeral fractures who received fixation of locking plates or intramedullary nails or conservative treatment were included. The primary outcome was the 24-month Constant–Murley score. The secondary outcomes included the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES scores, the visual analog scale (VAS pain scores, shoulder range of motion and complication rate. Results: There were no statistically significant differences in the Constant–Murley scores and ASES scores among the plate group, the nail group and the conservative group for 2-part fractures. For 3-part fractures, Constant–Murley scores and ASES scores were lower in the conservative group compared with those in the plate group and the nail group. Besides, the conservative group showed a significantly lower external rotation during follow-ups. The complication rate was comparable among the plate group, the nail group and the conservative group for both 2-part and 3-part fractures. Conclusion: Similar satisfactory functional outcomes can be achieved with the locking plates, intramedullary nails or conservative treatment for 2-part proximal humeral fractures in the elderly. The advantages in functional outcomes favor locking plates and intramedullary nails in the management of 3-part proximal humeral fractures. Keywords

  9. Pilot study on proximal femur strains during locomotion and fall-down scenario

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    Klodowski, Adam, E-mail: adam.klodowski@lut.fi; Valkeapaeae, Antti, E-mail: antti.valkeapaa@lut.fi; Mikkola, Aki, E-mail: aki.mikkola@lut.fi [Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)

    2012-09-15

    The most common and severe type of fracture among the elderly is known as a proximal femur fracture. Aging-related bone loss is one of the major contributing factors to increased likelihood of bone fracture. Specific exercises can be used to strain bones and increase bone strength to counter the effects of bone loss. The flexible multibody simulation approach can be used as a non-invasive method for estimating bone strains caused by physical activity. This method was recently used to analyze the strain of locomotion in regard to human femur and tibia leg bones. The current study focuses on strain analysis of the femoral neck. The research test person was a clinically healthy 65-year old Caucasian male. The computed tomography was used to build a geometrically accurate finite element model of the femur with inhomogeneous material properties derived from the voxel data. The anthropometric data was used to model the musculoskeletal system of the test person. The multibody skeletal model was utilized to estimate loading on the femoral neck during walking, which represents a routine daily activity. The flexible multibody simulation results were compared to strains that occurred during a simulated fall onto the greater trochanter of the femur. The fall simulation was made entirely using finite element software. Results from the finite element analysis were compared with the previous study showing that the test person does not belong to the high-risk hip fracture group. Finally, the estimated strains gathered from the walking simulation were compared to the strain values from the simulated fall-down scenario.

  10. Integrated remodeling-to-fracture finite element model of human proximal femur behavior.

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    Hambli, Ridha; Lespessailles, Eric; Benhamou, Claude-Laurent

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to develop an integrated remodeling-to-fracture finite element model allowing for the combined simulation of (i) simulation of a human proximal femur remodeling under a given boundary conditions, (ii) followed by the simulation of its fracture behavior (force-displacement curve and fracture pattern) under quasi-static load. The combination of remodeling and fracture simulation into one unified model consists in considering that the femur properties resulting from the remodeling simulation correspond to the initial state for the fracture prediction. The remodeling model is based on phenomenological one based on a coupled strain and fatigue damage stimulus. The fracture model is based on continuum damage mechanics in order to predict the progressive fracturing process which allows to predict the fracture pattern and the complete force-displacement curve under quasi-static load. To prevent mesh-dependence that generally affects the damage propagation rate, regularization technique was applied in the current work. To investigate the potential of the proposed unified remodeling-to-fracture model, we performed remodeling simulations on a 3D proximal femur model for a duration of 365 days under five different daily loading conditions followed by a side fall fracture simulation reproducing previously published experimental tests (de Bakker et al. (2009), case C, male, 72 years old). We show here that the implementation of an integrated remodeling-to-fracture model provides more realistic prediction strategy to assess the bone remodeling effects on the fracture risk of bone. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Computational study of Wolff's law with trabecular architecture in the human proximal femur using topology optimization.

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    Jang, In Gwun; Kim, Il Yong

    2008-08-07

    In the field of bone adaptation, it is believed that the morphology of bone is affected by its mechanical loads, and bone has self-optimizing capability; this phenomenon is well known as Wolff's law of the transformation of bone. In this paper, we simulated trabecular bone adaptation in the human proximal femur using topology optimization and quantitatively investigated the validity of Wolff's law. Topology optimization iteratively distributes material in a design domain producing optimal layout or configuration, and it has been widely and successfully used in many engineering fields. We used a two-dimensional micro-FE model with 50 microm pixel resolution to represent the full trabecular architecture in the proximal femur, and performed topology optimization to study the trabecular morphological changes under three loading cases in daily activities. The simulation results were compared to the actual trabecular architecture in previous experimental studies. We discovered that there are strong similarities in trabecular patterns between the computational results and observed data in the literature. The results showed that the strain energy distribution of the trabecular architecture became more uniform during the optimization; from the viewpoint of structural topology optimization, this bone morphology may be considered as an optimal structure. We also showed that the non-orthogonal intersections were constructed to support daily activity loadings in the sense of optimization, as opposed to Wolff's drawing.

  12. Generation of an Atlas of the Proximal Femur and Its Application to Trabecular Bone Analysis

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    Carballido-Gamio, Julio; Folkesson, Jenny; Karampinos, Dimitrios C.; Baum, Thomas; Link, Thomas M.; Majumdar, Sharmila; Krug, Roland

    2013-01-01

    Automatic placement of anatomically corresponding volumes of interest and comparison of parameters against a standard of reference are essential components in studies of trabecular bone. Only recently, in vivo MR images of the proximal femur, an important fracture site, could be acquired with high-spatial resolution. The purpose of this MRI trabecular bone study was two-fold: (1) to generate an atlas of the proximal femur to automatically place anatomically corresponding volumes of interest in a population study and (2) to demonstrate how mean models of geodesic topological analysis parameters can be generated to be used as potential standard of reference. Ten females were used to generate the atlas and geodesic topological analysis models, and 10 females were used to demonstrate the atlas-based trabecular bone analysis. All alignments were based on three-dimensional (3D) multiresolution affine transformations followed by 3D multiresolution free-form deformations. Mean distances less than 1 mm between aligned femora, and sharp edges in the atlas and in fused gray-level images of registered femora indicated that the anatomical variability was well accommodated and explained by the free-form deformations. PMID:21432904

  13. Predicting the biomechanical strength of proximal femur specimens with Minkowski functionals and support vector regression

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    Yang, Chien-Chun; Nagarajan, Mahesh B.; Huber, Markus B.; Carballido-Gamio, Julio; Bauer, Jan S.; Baum, Thomas; Eckstein, Felix; Lochmüller, Eva-Maria; Link, Thomas M.; Wismüller, Axel

    2014-03-01

    Regional trabecular bone quality estimation for purposes of femoral bone strength prediction is important for improving the clinical assessment of osteoporotic fracture risk. In this study, we explore the ability of 3D Minkowski Functionals derived from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) images of proximal femur specimens in predicting their corresponding biomechanical strength. MDCT scans were acquired for 50 proximal femur specimens harvested from human cadavers. An automated volume of interest (VOI)-fitting algorithm was used to define a consistent volume in the femoral head of each specimen. In these VOIs, the trabecular bone micro-architecture was characterized by statistical moments of its BMD distribution and by topological features derived from Minkowski Functionals. A linear multiregression analysis and a support vector regression (SVR) algorithm with a linear kernel were used to predict the failure load (FL) from the feature sets; the predicted FL was compared to the true FL determined through biomechanical testing. The prediction performance was measured by the root mean square error (RMSE) for each feature set. The best prediction result was obtained from the Minkowski Functional surface used in combination with SVR, which had the lowest prediction error (RMSE = 0.939 ± 0.345) and which was significantly lower than mean BMD (RMSE = 1.075 ± 0.279, pfemur specimens with Minkowski Functionals extracted from on MDCT images used in conjunction with support vector regression.

  14. Model-based estimation of quantitative ultrasound variables at the proximal femur.

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    Dencks, Stefanie; Barkmann, Reinhard; Padilla, Frédéric; Laugier, Pascal; Schmitz, Georg; Glüer, Claus-C

    2008-01-01

    To improve the prediction of the osteoporotic fracture risk at the proximal femur we are developing a scanner for quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurements at this site. Due to multipath transmission in this complex shaped bone, conventional signal processing techniques developed for QUS measurements at peripheral sites frequently fail. Therefore, we propose a model-based estimation of the QUS variables and analyze the performance of the new algorithm. Applying the proposed method to QUS scans of excised proximal femurs increased the fraction of evaluable signals from approx. 60% (using conventional algorithms) to 97%. The correlation of the standard QUS variables broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and speed of sound (SOS) with the established variable bone mineral density (BMD) reported in previous studies is maintained (BUA/BMD: r(2) = 0.69; SOS/BMD: r(2) = 0.71; SOS+BUA/BMD: r(2) = 0.88). Additionally, different wave types could be clearly detected and characterized in the trochanteric region. The ability to separate superimposed signals with this approach opens up further diagnostic potential for evaluating waves of different sound paths and wave types through bone tissue.

  15. Guided Growth of the Proximal Femur for Hip Displacement in Children With Cerebral Palsy.

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    Lee, Wei-Chun; Kao, Hsuan-Kai; Yang, Wen-E; Ho, Pei-Chi; Chang, Chia-Hsieh

    2016-01-01

    Guided growth by 1 eccentric transphyseal screw has been used to correct lower limb deformities. Pilot animal studies showed encouraging results in producing varus deformity in the proximal femur. The purpose of this study was to report the preliminary results of guided growth surgery to treat spastic hip displacement. This case series study included consecutive patients who received soft-tissue release and guided growth at the proximal femur from January 2004 to May 2012 with minimal 2-year follow-up. Surgical indications were children with spastic cerebral palsy aged 4 to 10 years, a gross motor function classification system level IV or V, and hip displacement on 1 or both sides. Study outcomes were Reimer's migration percentage (MP) and the head-shaft angle (HSA). Nine children with 13 spastic displaced hips received surgery at the age of 6.2 years and were followed up for a mean of 45.6 months. The mean MP improved significantly from 52.2% preoperatively to 45.8% at 3 months, 40.3% at 1 year, and 37.1% at 2 years after operation. HSA was unchanged in the first 3 months, and deceased from 173.3 to 166.4 degrees at 1 year (Pcoxa valga in spastic hip displacement in nonambulant cerebral palsy children. Level IV-therapeutic, case series.

  16. Anatomical and biomechanical evaluation of an intramedullary nail for fractures of proximal humerus fractures based on tuberosity fixation.

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    Clavert, Ph; Hatzidakis, A; Boileau, P

    2016-02-01

    For unstable proximal humerus fractures, both plates and nails may be recommended. We introduce an anterograde nail designed for the treatment of 3- and 4-parts proximal humerus fractures. The aim of this study is to compare the biomechanics of this nail versus a plate and then to analyze the relationships of the screws with the axillary nerve. Our working hypotheses are as follows: (1) this nail is biomechanically equal or better to the reference plate and (2) it does not endanger the axillary nerve. Biomechanical study: using 40 sawbones, a reproducible 4-part fracture was created and fixed first with an angle-stable plate for proximal humeral fracture, then fixed with the nail using 2 posterior screws. All specimens were mounted in a custom testing apparatus. Two trails were performed needing each time 5 "normal" and 5 "osteoporotic" bones. On 20 unpaired shoulders, a nail was inserted with all screws through a superior approach (deltoid split approach). Dissection of all shoulders was done to identify the axillary nerve. The distance between each screw and the axillary nerve or its branches was measured. The proximal humerus nail demonstrated higher values than locking plate for both stiffness and load to failure. The failure mode differs in function of the type of osteosynthesis. The lowest distance between a screw and the axillary nerve was 20.13 mm. We introduce a biomechanically efficient nail without increased neurological risks to improve the pullout strength of the screws to provide more secure fixation of proximal humeral fractures. Basic Science Study, Anatomic Cadaver Study. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Biomechanical comparison of tibial nail stability in a proximal third fracture: do screw quantity and locked, interlocking screws make a difference?

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    Freeman, Andrew L; Craig, Matthew R; Schmidt, Andrew H

    2011-06-01

    This study compared the fatigue life of nailed proximal third tibial fractures stabilized with either three or four proximal screws using commercially available nails with both locked (through threaded holes or end caps) and nonlocked proximal interlocking screw configurations. Eight paired and two independent tibiae of known bone mineral density were acquired, divided into three groups, and implanted with three different commercially available nails (n = 6/group). Nails were all 10 mm in diameter and individually sized for length. Individual tibiae from a given pair received different nails. Based on nail design, Nail A received four proximal screws (three that lock into the nail), whereas Nails B and C each received three proximal nonlocking screws. Standard end caps were used with all nails. As a result of its design, in Nail B, the most proximal interlocking screw was "locked" by the nail end cap. All nails used two distal screws. After implantation, an unstable proximal third fracture was created and specimens were tested with combined axial and torsional loads of 40 to 400 N and 0.11 to 1.1 Nm for 500,000 cycles or until failure. The fatigue life of Group A was significantly greater than either Groups B or C (P < 0.001 in both cases) with a mean cycle to failure of 392,977 versus 86,476 and 64,595 cycles for Nails B and C, respectively. Fatigue life of Group A was greater or equivalent to all contralateral tibiae; Group B outlasted all contralateral Group C limbs and the Group C constructs did not outlast any contralateral limbs. Bone mineral density correlated positively and significantly with fatigue life across all three groups (P < 0.001). In this study, proximal segment stability was improved with a greater quantity of screws and with locked interlocking screws.

  18. Size and shape variation in the proximal femur of Australopithecus africanus.

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    Harmon, Elizabeth

    2009-06-01

    Aside from use as estimates of body mass dimorphism and fore to hind limb joint size comparisons, postcranial elements have not often contributed to assessments of variation in Australopithecus africanus. Meanwhile, cranial, facial, and dental size variation is interpreted to be high or moderately high. Further, the cranial base and face express patterns of structural (shape) variation, which are interpreted by some as evidence for the presence of multiple species. Here, the proximal femur is used to consider postcranial size and shape variation in A. africanus. Original fossils from Makapansgat and Sterkfontein, and samples from Homo, Pan, Gorilla, and Pongo were measured. Size variation was assessed by comparing the A. africanus coefficient of variation to bootstrapped distributions of coefficient of variation samples for each taxon. Shape variation was assessed from isometrically adjusted shape variables. First, the A. africanus standard deviation of log transformed shape variables was compared to bootstrapped distributions of logged standard deviations in each taxon. Second, shape variable based Euclidean distances between fossil pairs were compared to pairwise Euclidean distance distributions in each reference taxon. The degree of size variation in the A. africanus proximal femur is consistent with that of a single species, and is most comparable to Homo and Pan, lower than A. afarensis, and lower than some estimates of cranial and dental variation. Some, but not all, shape variables show more variation in A. africanus than in extant taxa. The degree of shape difference between some fossils exceeds the majority of pairwise differences in the reference taxa. Proximal femoral shape, but not size, variation is consistent with high estimates of A. africanus cranial variation.

  19. Comparison of Percutaneous Cementoplasty with and Without Interventional Internal Fixation for Impending Malignant Pathological Fracture of the Proximal Femur

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    Tian, Qing-Hua, E-mail: ddqinghua-tian@163.com; He, Cheng-Jian, E-mail: tianhechengjian@163.com; Wu, Chun-Gen, E-mail: 649514608@qq.com; Li, Yong-Dong, E-mail: tianliyongdong@163.com; Gu, Yi-Feng, E-mail: tianyifenggu@163.com; Wang, Tao, E-mail: tianandwangtao@163.com; Xiao, Quan-Ping, E-mail: tianxiaoquanping@163.com; Li, Ming-Hua, E-mail: tianminghuali@163.com [Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (China)

    2016-01-15

    PurposeTo compare the efficacy of percutaneous cementoplasty (PCP) with and without interventional internal fixation (IIF) on malignant impending pathological fracture of proximal femur.MethodsA total of 40 patients with malignant impending pathological fracture of proximal femur were selected for PCP and IIF (n = 19, group A) or PCP alone (n = 21, group B) in this non-randomized prospective study. Bone puncture needles were inserted into the proximal femur, followed by sequential installation of the modified trocar inner needles through the puncture needle sheath. Then, 15–45 ml cement was injected into the femur lesion.ResultsThe overall excellent and good pain relief rate during follow-ups were significantly higher in group A than that in group B (89 vs. 57 %, P = 0.034). The average change of VAS, ODI, KPS, and EFES in group A were significantly higher than those in group B at 1-, 3-, 6-month, 1-year (P < 0.05). Meanwhile, The stability of the treated femur was significantly higher in group A than that in group B (P < 0.05).ConclusionPCP and IIF were not only a safe and effective procedure, but resulted in greater pain relief, bone consolidation, and also reduced the risk of fracture than the currently recommended approach of PCP done on malignant proximal femoral tumor.

  20. Structural patterns of the proximal femur in relation to age and hip fracture risk in women

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    Carballido-Gamio, Julio; Harnish, Roy; Saeed, Isra; Streeper, Timothy; Sigurdsson, Sigurdur; Amin, Shreyasee; Atkinson, Elizabeth J.; Therneau, Terry M.; Siggeirsdottir, Kristin; Cheng, Xiaoguang; Melton, L. Joseph; Keyak, Joyce; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Khosla, Sundeep; Harris, Tamara B.; Lang, Thomas F.

    2013-01-01

    Fractures of the proximal femur are the most devastating outcome of osteoporosis. It is generally understood that age-related changes in hip structure confer increased risk, but there have been few explicit comparisons of such changes in healthy subjects to those with hip fracture. In this study, we used quantitative computed tomography and tensor-based morphometry (TBM) to identify three-dimensional internal structural patterns of the proximal femur associated with age and with incident hip fracture. A population-based cohort of 349 women representing a broad age range (21–97 years) were included in this study, along with a cohort of 222 older women (mean age 79±7 years) with (n=74) and without (n=148) incident hip fracture. Images were spatially normalized to a standardized space, and age- and fracture-specific morphometric features were identified based on statistical maps of shape features described as local changes of bone volume. Morphometric features were visualized as maps of local contractions and expansions, and significance was displayed as Student’s t-test statistical maps. Significant age-related changes included local expansions of regions low in volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and local contractions of regions high in vBMD. Some significant fracture-related features resembled an accentuated aging process, including local expansion of the superior aspect of the trabecular bone compartment in the femoral neck, with contraction of the adjoining cortical bone. However, other features were observed only in the comparison of hip fracture subjects with age-matched controls including focal contractions of the cortical bone at the superior aspect of the femoral neck, the lateral cortical bone just inferior to the greater trochanter, and the anterior intertrochanteric region. Results of this study support the idea that the spatial distribution of morphometric features is relevant to age-related changes in bone and independently to fracture risk. In

  1. Results of the proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) in elderly Chinese patients

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    Pu, Jin-Song; Liu, Lei; Wang, Guang-lin; Fang, Yue; Yang, Tian-Fu

    2009-01-01

    A prospective study is presented of 87 unstable intertrochanteric fractures treated with the proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) with a follow-up of one year. Of the patients 76% were female. The average age was 75.3 years. The fracture was treated by closed reduction and intramedullary fixation. Pre-injury activity level was recovered in 77% of the patients. Fractures united in all patients. Mechanical failure and cut-out were not observed. A technical problem related to the mismatch ...

  2. QCT of the proximal femur--which parameters should be measured to discriminate hip fracture?

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    Museyko, O; Bousson, V; Adams, J; Laredo, J -D; Engelke, K

    2016-03-01

    For quantitative computed tomography (QCT), most relevant variables to discriminate hip fractures were determined. A multivariate analysis showed that trabecular bone mineral density (BMD) of the trochanter with "cortical" thickness of the neck provided better fracture discrimination than total hip integral BMD. A slice-by-slice analysis of the neck or the inclusion of strength-based parameters did not improve fracture discrimination. For QCT of the proximal femur, a large variety of analysis parameters describing bone mineral density, geometry, or strength has been considered. However, in each given study, generally just a small subset was used. The aim of this study was to start with a comprehensive set and then select a best subset of QCT parameters for discrimination of subjects with and without acute osteoporotic hip fractures. The analysis was performed using the population of the European Femur Fracture (EFFECT) study (Bousson et al. J Bone Min Res: Off J Am Soc Bone Min Res 26:881-893, 2011). Fifty-six female control subjects (age 73.2 ± 9.3 years) were compared with 46 female patients (age 80.9 ± 11.1 years) with acute hip fractures. The QCT analysis software MIAF-Femur was used to virtually dissect the proximal femur and analyze more than 1000 parameters, predominantly in the femoral neck. A multivariate best-subset analysis was used to extract the parameters best discriminating hip fractures. All results were adjusted for age, height, and weight differences between the two groups. For the discrimination of all proximal hip fractures as well as for cervical fractures alone, the measurement of neck parameters suffices (area under the curve (AUC) = 0.84). Parameters characterizing bone strength are discriminators of hip fractures; however, in multivariate models, only "cortical" cross-sectional area in the neck center remained as a significant contributor. The combination of one BMD parameter, trabecular BMD of the trochanter, and one geometry

  3. A Novel Closed Method to Retrieve Broken Teflon Tube During Intramedullary Nailing in Proximal Humeral Fracture

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    Yuk Fai Lau

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Broken medullary tubes have been used for intramedullary (IM nailing of femoral and tibial fractures. In these reported cases, fragments of the medullary tube were retrieved by opening the fracture sites or left in situ, which might jeopardize periosteal blood supply. We herein present the case of a 58-year-old woman who underwent IM nailing for proximal humeral fracture, which was complicated by breakage of the medullary tube intraoperatively. Different instruments including guide rods, straight forceps, and cement extract hook were used to retrieve the retained fragments from the medullary canal, but these attempts were unsuccessful. Finally, the fragments were successfully removed using an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL ENDOBUTTON depth gauge. This case highlights that medullary tubes can break during humeral IM nailing, which could be minimized by ensuring integrity of the medullary tube prior to surgery and disposing medullary tubes with more than 100 exposures. A novel method of using ACL ENDOBUTTON depth gauge to retrieve retained tube fragments is recommended because of its long and slim design.

  4. Radiographic study on the anatomical characteristics of the proximal femur in Brazilian adults

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    Tércio Henrique Soares de Farias

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the geometry of the femur in the Brazilian population by means of a radiographic study and to correlate the values with regard to sex and right/left side.METHODS: Five hundred anteroposterior radiographs of the pelvis of skeletally mature patients (250 of each sex who did not present any osteoarthrosis, fractures or tumoral or infectious lesions were analyzed. The length and width of the femoral neck, length of the femoral axis, neck-shaft angle and femoral offset were measured.RESULTS: The following means were observed: 36.54 mm for the length of the femoral neck; 37.48 mm for the width of the femoral neck; 108.42 mm for the length of the femoral axis; 130.47° for the neck-shaft angle; and 44.4 mm for the femoral offset.CONCLUSION: The mean values for the main measurements on the proximal femur in Brazilians differed from those of previous studies. It could also be shown that there was a statistically significant mean difference between men and women for all the variables, both on the left and on the right side, and that the men had greater means than the women.

  5. Development of a balanced experimental-computational approach to understanding the mechanics of proximal femur fractures.

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    Helgason, B; Gilchrist, S; Ariza, O; Chak, J D; Zheng, G; Widmer, R P; Ferguson, S J; Guy, P; Cripton, P A

    2014-06-01

    The majority of people who sustain hip fractures after a fall to the side would not have been identified using current screening techniques such as areal bone mineral density. Identifying them, however, is essential so that appropriate pharmacological or lifestyle interventions can be implemented. A protocol, demonstrated on a single specimen, is introduced, comprising the following components; in vitro biofidelic drop tower testing of a proximal femur; high-speed image analysis through digital image correlation; detailed accounting of the energy present during the drop tower test; organ level finite element simulations of the drop tower test; micro level finite element simulations of critical volumes of interest in the trabecular bone. Fracture in the femoral specimen initiated in the superior part of the neck. Measured fracture load was 3760N, compared to 4871N predicted based on the finite element analysis. Digital image correlation showed compressive surface strains as high as 7.1% prior to fracture. Voxel level results were consistent with high-speed video data and helped identify hidden local structural weaknesses. We found using a drop tower test protocol that a femoral neck fracture can be created with a fall velocity and energy representative of a sideways fall from standing. Additionally, we found that the nested explicit finite element method used allowed us to identify local structural weaknesses associated with femur fracture initiation. Copyright © 2014 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. The chondrogenic response to exercise in the proximal femur of normal and mdx mice

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    Nye David J

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Submaximal exercise is used in the management of muscular dystrophy. The effects of mechanical stimulation on skeletal development are well understood, although its effects on cartilage growth have yet to be investigated in the dystrophic condition. The objective of this study was to investigate the chondrogenic response to voluntary exercise in dystrophin-deficient mice. Methods Control and dystrophin-deficient (mdx mice were divided into sedentary and exercise-treated groups and tested for chondral histomorphometric differences at the proximal femur. Results Control mice ran 7 km/week further than mdx mice on average, but this difference was not statistically significant (P > 0.05. However, exercised control mice exhibited significantly enlarged femur head diameter, articular cartilage thickness, articular cartilage tissue area, and area of calcified cartilage relative to sedentary controls and exercised mdx mice (P Conclusions Mdx mice exhibit a reduced chondrogenic response to increased mechanical stimulation relative to controls. However, no significant reduction in articular dimensions was found, indicating loss of chondral tissue may not be a clinical concern with dystrophinopathy.

  7. Fractures of the proximal femur: correlates of radiological evidence of osteoporosis

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    Patel, Salil H.; Murphy, Kieran P. [Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Radiology, Baltimore, Maryland (United States)

    2006-04-15

    Fractures of the proximal femur are common sequelae of osteoporosis, and are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in elderly patients worldwide. Plain film radiographic assessment methods to assess for fracture risk may be of particular value. The authors present the results of biomechanical testing, radiographic imaging, and histologic exam of 20 embalmed human bone specimens, with implications for clinical correlation of radiologic findings. Authors assessed bone architecture using the Singh Index, using a blinded 3-rater system to reduce bias and measure intra-observer reliability. After loading to failure with ultimate tensile strength (UTS), bone specimens were assessed by fracture location type and by trabecular bone volume (TBV). Singh scoring was performed with Inter-Class Correlation of 0.80 (F=0.24, by ICC Portney Model 2). A statistically-significant difference among the UTS distributions was noted for UTS by Fracture Site (F=4.49, p=0.026, by ANOVA). No significant association of Singh Index with TBV, or TBV with UTS, was observed, although a trend toward greater UTS with higher Singh grade was observed. The authors propose that the Singh Index is a valuable and reliable indicator which may reflect structural integrity in trabecular bone. Fracture site along the femur is associated with tensile strength. The authors, in the light of these findings, address the promise and potential impact of prophylactic hip augmentation in populations at risk for femoral neck pathology. (orig.)

  8. Efficacy comparison of intramedullary nails, locking plates and conservative treatment for displaced proximal humeral fractures in the elderly

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    Li, Gen; Lu, Guanghua; Cai, Ming; Li, ShaoHua

    2017-01-01

    Purpose The incidence of proximal humeral fractures is high in the elderly, and the superior management of these fractures remains a controversy. The study aims to compare clinical outcomes of intramedullary nails, locking plates and conservative treatment for the management of displaced proximal humeral fractures in the elderly. Patients and methods In this prospective study, a total of 198 patients with 2- or 3-part proximal humeral fractures who received fixation of locking plates or intramedullary nails or conservative treatment were included. The primary outcome was the 24-month Constant–Murley score. The secondary outcomes included the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores, the visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores, shoulder range of motion and complication rate. Results There were no statistically significant differences in the Constant–Murley scores and ASES scores among the plate group, the nail group and the conservative group for 2-part fractures. For 3-part fractures, Constant–Murley scores and ASES scores were lower in the conservative group compared with those in the plate group and the nail group. Besides, the conservative group showed a significantly lower external rotation during follow-ups. The complication rate was comparable among the plate group, the nail group and the conservative group for both 2-part and 3-part fractures. Conclusion Similar satisfactory functional outcomes can be achieved with the locking plates, intramedullary nails or conservative treatment for 2-part proximal humeral fractures in the elderly. The advantages in functional outcomes favor locking plates and intramedullary nails in the management of 3-part proximal humeral fractures. PMID:29238180

  9. Treatment of femur fractures in young children: a multicenter comparison of flexible intramedullary nails to spica casting in young children aged 2 to 6 years.

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    Heffernan, Michael J; Gordon, J Eric; Sabatini, Coleen S; Keeler, Kathryn A; Lehmann, Charles L; O'Donnell, June C; Seehausen, Derek A; Luhmann, Scott J; Arkader, Alexandre

    2015-03-01

    Spica casting is the standard of care for femur fractures in children up to 6 years of age. The indications for surgery are controversial. We sought to compare immediate spica casting (Spica) and flexible intramedullary nailing [titanium elastic nailing (TEN)] in a group of children ages 2 to 6 years. We hypothesized that young children can be successfully treated with flexible nails, resulting in faster return to ambulation and an equivalent complication rate when compared with spica casting. This was a multicenter retrospective review of 215 patients, 141 treated with immediate spica casting, and 74 treated with elastic nails. Patient demographics, fracture characteristics, mechanism of injury, associated injuries, outcomes, and complications were recorded and compared between the 2 groups. Patients in the elastic nailing group were more likely to be injured as a pedestrian struck by an automobile (Spica 8% vs. TEN 26%, P=0.001), and had increased rates of associated injuries (Pcasting with shorter time to independent ambulation and full activities. Fractures associated with a high-energy mechanism are especially appropriate for consideration of treatment with TEN. Level III, this was a retrospective comparative study.

  10. Ex vivo torsional properties of a 2.5 mm veterinary interlocking nail system in canine femurs. Comparison with a 2.4 mm limited contact bone plate.

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    Macedo, Aline S; Moens, Noel M M; Runciman, John; Gibson, Tom W G; Minto, Bruno W

    2017-03-20

    To evaluate the torsional properties of the Targon ® Vet Nail System (TVS) in small canine femurs and to compare these properties to those of the 2.4 mm LC-DCP ® plates. Thirty-six cadaveric femurs were allocated to three groups (n = 12). In all bones, points just distal to the lesser trochanter and just proximal to the fabellae were marked and a midshaft transverse osteotomy was performed. Group 1: bones were fixed with the 2.5 mm TVS with the bolts applied at the pre-identified marks. Group 2: A TVS system with 25% shorter inter-bolt distance was used. Group 3: A 7-hole 2.4 mm LC-DCP ® plates were applied. All constructs were tested non-destructively for 10 cycles, followed by an acute torsion to failure. Torque at yield was 0.806 ± 0.183 and 0.805 ± 0.093 Nm for groups 1 and 2 and 1.737 ± 0.461 Nm for group 3. Stiffness was 0.05 ± 0.01, 0.05 ± 0.007, and 0.14 ± 0.015 Nm/° for groups 1 to 3 respectively. Maximal angular displacement under cyclic loading was 16.6° ± 2.5°, 15.6° ± 2.1°, and 7.8° ± 1.06° respectively. There was no significant difference for any of the parameters between groups 1 and 2. Both torque at yield and stiffness were significantly greater between group 3 and groups 1 and 2. The TVS had approximately half the torsional strength and approximately 1/3 of the stiffness of the 2.4 mm bone plate. Slippage of the locking mechanism was probably the cause of the early failure. The system should be considered as a low-strength and low-stiffness system when compared to bone plates.

  11. [Bone Remodelling in the Proximal Femur after Uncemented Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Osteoporosis].

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    Lacko, M; Schreierová, D; Čellár, R; Vaško, G

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate the involvement of osteoporosis during remodelling of the proximal femur after uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) and the effect of bisphospohonate treatment on these changes. Sixty evaluated patients with non-cemented THA were divided into three groups on the basis of pre-operative densitometric examinations. Group 1 (15 patients with osteoporosis) received a single dose of 5 mg zoledronic acid in infusion during the second post-operative week. Group 2 (15 patients with osteoporosis) were not treated by bisphospohonate. The patients of both groups took oral calcium and vitamin D medication. Group 3 (control) comprised 30 patients with normal bone density who did not take any osteoactive drugs. By measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) at 12 months after surgery, changes in periprosthetic bone of the proximal femur in 7 Gruen zones were recorded by densitometry. In addition, radiological findings on native X-ray images were assessed and the patients' clinical health status was rated by the Harris hip score. No significant differences in either the average age or the body mass index were found between the groups at the time of THA surgery. The mean BMD value in all assessed Gruen zones measured at the first post-operative week was higher in patients with normal bone density than in those with osteoporosis. The mean BMD value measured at 12 months decreased in all Gruen zones in comparison with the initial value, and this was found in all three groups. The lowest values were recorded in the untreated patients (group 2); in comparison with the patients who had normal bone density, the difference was statistically significant in Gruen zones 1, 2, 6 and 7. Although the patients with treated osteoporosis also showed lower BMD values, these were not statistically significant compared to group 3. The worst post-operative outcome in clinical health status was recorded in the patients with untreated osteoporosis. X

  12. Persistent wound drainage after tumor resection and endoprosthetic reconstruction of the proximal femur

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    Hettwer, Werner H; Horstmann, Peter F; Grum-Schwensen, Tomas A

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of prolonged wound drainage (PWD) after tumor resection and endoprosthetic reconstruction of the hip. METHODS: Retrospective review of 86 consecutive patients with metastatic bone disease, malignant hematologic bone disease or bone sarcoma, treated with tumor...... resection and subsequent endoprosthetic reconstruction of the proximal femur, between 2010 and 2012, in a single center. RESULTS: PWD for 7 days or more was observed in 41 cases (48%). The wounds only ceased oozing after a mean of 8.4 days, leading to prolonged administration of prophylactic antibiotics...... to be significantly more prevalent in patients undergoing tumor arthroplasty procedures of the hip. Given the potentially increased risk for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), increased awareness, identification and implementation of adequate strategies for prevention and treatment of this avoidable complication...

  13. Pathological fractures of the proximal femur due to solitary bone cyst: classification, methods of treatment.

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    Miu, A

    2015-01-01

    Fractures are a very important issue in a child's orthopedic pathology. Neglected a good amount of time, being considered "not too serious", or "rare", having better and faster healing methods and not leaving sequels, like in the case of adults, a child's fractures remain an important chapter of traumatology in general. Because of the raising prevalence of child osteoarticular traumas, as well as new less invasive treatment methods, this theme is always to date. The paper analyzes particular cases of bone fractures that appeared due to minor traumas, on bones with a high brittleness, localized especially on the long bones. Although these fractures on a pathological bone can be seen at all levels of the human skeleton, this paper focuses on fractures located in the proximal third part of the femur. A group of children admitted in the Pediatric Orthopedic Department of "M.S. Curie" Hospital-Bucharest with this diagnostic, were analyzed between 2009 and 2013.

  14. Is endoprosthesis safer than internal fixation for metastatic disease of the proximal femur? A systematic review.

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    Di Martino, Alberto; Martinelli, Nicolò; Loppini, Mattia; Piccioli, Andrea; Denaro, Vincenzo

    2017-10-01

    Metastases to the proximal femur are usually managed surgically by tumor resection and reconstruction with an endoprosthesis, or by fixation with osteosynthesis. Still controversy remains regarding the most appropriate surgical treatment. We posed the following questions: (1) Is the frequency of surgical revision greater in patients treated with internal fixation than endoprosthetic reconstruction, and (2) Do complications that do not require surgery occur more frequently in patients treated with internal fixation rather than in those with endoprosthetic reconstruction? A systematic review was performed of those studies reporting on surgical revision and complication rates comparing the two surgical methods. Ten studies including 1107 patients met the inclusion criteria, three with high methodological quality, three intermediate, and four with lowquality, according to the STROBE guidelines. At present, prosthetic dislocation is the most common complication observed in patients managed by prosthesis replacement of the proximal femur, while loosening was the main cause of reoperation in the fixation group. Time to reintervention ranged from 3 to 11.6 months for the prosthetic replacement and from 7.8 to 22.3 months for the fixation group. Non surgical complications, (mainly dislocations and infections) were more commonly observed in patients operated on by prosthetic replacement. Implant related complications and surgery-related morbidity should be taken into account in the decision-making process for the surgical management of these patients. These data can improve the surgeon-patient communication and guide further studies on patients' survival and complications with respect to surgery. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Assessment of the individual fracture risk of the proximal femur by using statistical appearance models.

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    Schuler, Benedikt; Fritscher, Karl D; Kuhn, Volker; Eckstein, Felix; Link, Thomas M; Schubert, Rainer

    2010-06-01

    Standard diagnostic techniques to quantify bone mineral density (BMD) include dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and quantitative computed tomography. However, BMD alone is not sufficient to predict the fracture risk for an individual patient. Therefore, the development of tools, which can assess the bone quality in order to predict individual biomechanics of a bone, would mean a significant improvement for the prevention of fragility fractures. In this study, a new approach to predict the fracture risk of proximal femora using a statistical appearance model will be presented. 100 CT data sets of human femur cadaver specimens are used to create statistical appearance models for the prediction of the individual fracture load (FL). Calculating these models offers the possibility to use information about the inner structure of the proximal femur, as well as geometric properties of the femoral bone for FL prediction. By applying principal component analysis, statistical models have been calculated in different regions of interest. For each of these models, the individual model parameters for each single data set were calculated and used as predictor variables in a multilinear regression model. By this means, the best working region of interest for the prediction of FL was identified. The accuracy of the FL prediction was evaluated by using a leave-one-out cross validation scheme. Performance of DXA in predicting FL was used as a standard of comparison. The results of the evaluative tests demonstrate that significantly better results for FL prediction can be achieved by using the proposed model-based approach (R = 0.91) than using DXA-BMD (R = 0.81) for the prediction of fracture load. The results of the evaluation show that the presented model-based approach is very promising and also comparable to studies that partly used higher image resolutions for bone quality assessment and fracture risk prediction.

  16. Computed tomographic evaluation of the proximal femur: A predictive classification in displaced femoral neck fracture management

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    Narender Kumar Magu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Femoral neck fracture is truly an enigma due to the high incidence of avascular necrosis and nonunion. Different methods have been described to determine the size of the femoral head fragment, as a small head has been said to be associated with poor outcome and nonunion due to inadequate implant purchase in the proximal fragment. These methods were two dimensional and were affected by radiography techniques, therefore did not determine true head size. Computed tomography (CT is an important option to measure true head size as images can be obtained in three dimensions. Henceforth, we subjected patients to CT scan of hip in cases with displaced fracture neck of femur. The study aims to define the term "small head or inadequate size femoral head" objectively for its prognostic significance. Materials and Methods: 70 cases of displaced femoral neck fractures underwent CT scan preoperatively for proximal femoral geometric measurements of both hips. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan was done in all cases. Patients were treated with either intertrochanteric osteotomy or lag screw osteosynthesis based on the size of the head fragment on plain radiographs. Results: The average femoral head fragment volume was 57 cu cm (range 28.3-84.91 cu cm; standard deviation 14 cu cm. Proximal fragment volume of >43 cu cm was termed adequate size (type I and of ≤43 cu cm as small femoral head (type II. Fractures which united (n = 54 had a relatively large average head size (59 cu cm when compared to fractures that did not (n = 16, which had a small average head size (49 cu cm and this difference was statistically significant. In type I fractures union rate was comparable in both osteotomy and lag screw groups (P > 0.05. Lag screw fixation failed invariably, while osteotomy showed good results in type II fractures (P < 0.05. Conclusion: Computed tomography scan of the proximal femur is advisable for measuring true size of head fragment. An objective

  17. Identify fracture-critical regions inside the proximal femur using statistical parametric mapping.

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    Li, Wenjun; Kornak, John; Harris, Tamara; Keyak, Joyce; Li, Caixia; Lu, Ying; Cheng, Xiaoguang; Lang, Thomas

    2009-04-01

    We identified regions inside the proximal femur that are most strongly associated with hip fracture. Bone densitometry based on such fracture-critical regions showed improved power in discriminating fracture patients from controls. Hip fractures typically occur in lateral falls, with focal mechanical failure of the sub-volumes of tissue in which the applied stress exceeds the strength. In this study, we describe a new methodology to identify proximal femoral tissue elements with highest association with hip fracture. We hypothesize that bone mineral density (BMD) measured in such sub-volumes discriminates hip fracture risk better than BMD in standard anatomic regions such as the femoral neck and trochanter. We employed inter-subject registration to transform hip QCT images of 37 patients with hip fractures and 38 age-matched controls into a voxel-based statistical atlas. Within voxels, we performed t-tests between the two groups to identify the regions which differed most. We then randomly divided the 75 scans into a training set and a test set. From the training set, we derived a fracture-driven region of interest (ROI) based on association with fracture. In the test set, we measured BMD in this ROI to determine fracture discrimination efficacy using ROC analysis. Additionally, we compared the BMD distribution differences between the 29 patients with neck fractures and the 8 patients with trochanteric fractures. By evaluating fracture discrimination power based on ROC analysis, the fracture-driven ROI had an AUC (area under curve) of 0.92, while anatomic ROIs (including the entire proximal femur, the femoral neck, trochanter and their cortical and trabecular compartments) had AUC values between 0.78 and 0.87. We also observed that the neck fracture patients had lower BMD (p=0.014) in a small region near the femoral neck and the femoral head, and patients with trochanteric fractures had lower BMD in trochanteric regions such as in the internal calcar septum (p=0

  18. [Proximal femoral intramedullary nail versus DHS plate for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures. A prospective analysis].

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    Calderón, A; Ramos, T; Vilchez, F; Mendoza-Lemus, O; Peña, V; Cárdenas-Estrada, E; Acosta-Olivo, C

    2013-01-01

    To show that patients with intertrochanteric fractures treated with a proximal femoral nail have a better postoperative course than those treated with a DHS plate (dynamic hip screw). Patients with a Boyd & Griffin type II intertrochanteric fracture were randomly divided into two groups: a group of patients treated with a PFN and another one treated with a DHS plate. All patients were assessed at 2, 4, 8 and 16 weeks using the Harris scale and the visual analog scale pre- and postoperatively, as well as the operative time, incision size, intraoperative bleeding, onset of partial and/or total weight bearing, healing time, time to attain prior physical activity level, and radiographic result. 32 patients met our criteria. The variables that had a significant reduction were: incision, operative time, postoperative pain according to the visual analog scale, onset of mobility, partial weight bearing and pain at 2 weeks. The proximal femoral nail has better short-term outcomes than the DHS plate; however, in the medium term both implants have the same outcomes.

  19. Tibia-based referencing for standard proximal tibial radiographs during intramedullary nailing.

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    Bible, Jesse E; Choxi, Ankeet A; Dhulipala, Sravan C; Evans, Jason M; Mir, Hassan R

    2013-11-01

    Limited information exists to define standard tibial radiographs. The purpose of this study was to define new landmarks on the proximal tibia for standard anteroposterior and lateral radiographs. In 10 cadaveric knees, fibular head bisection was considered the anteroposterior image, and femoral condyle overlap the lateral image. In another 10 knees, a "twin peaks" anteroposterior view, showing the sharpest profile of the tibial spines, was used. The "flat plateau" lateral image was obtained by aligning the femoral condyles then applying a varus adjustment with overlap of the tibial plateaus. Medial peritendinous approaches were performed, and an entry reamer used to open the medullary canal. A priori analysis showed good to excellent intra-/inter-observer reliability with the new technique (intra-class correlation coefficient ICC 0.61-0.90). The "twin peaks" anteroposterior radiograph was externally rotated 2.7±2.1° compared to the standard radiograph with fibular head bisection. Portal position and incidence of damage to intra-articular structures did not significantly differ between groups (P>.05). The "twin peaks" anteroposterior view and "flat plateau" lateral view can safely be used for nail entry portal creation in the anatomic safe zone. Tibia-based radiographic referencing is useful for intramedullary nailing cases in which knee or proximal tibiofibular joint anatomy is altered.

  20. Valgus sliding subtrochanteric osteotomy for neglected fractures of the proximal femur; surgical technique and a retrospective case series.

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    Gavaskar, Ashok S; Chowdary, Naveen T

    2013-03-15

    Conventional technique of valgus osteotomy of the proximal femur involves removal of a partial or full thickness lateral based wedge from the peritrochanteric region. The purpose of this article is to describe a novel technique of valgus subtrochanteric osteotomy for proximal femur nonunion. 11 patients with proximal femur nonunions {intracapsular fractures--7, extracapsular fractures--4} were treated using a new technique of sliding subtrochanteric osteotomy and DHS fixation. Outcomes analysed include radiological outcome in terms of improvement in Pauwel's angle, neck-shaft angle and evidence of radiological union at the nonunion site and osteotomy site. Other outcomes analysed include, measurement of limb length discrepancy and functional outcome assessment with Oxford hip score. Union at the nonunion site and the osteotomy site was achieved in all patients. There were significant improvements in the postoperative Pauwel's angle, neck shaft angle and Oxford hip score. Limb length discrepancy improved to less than 1 cm in all patients. There was no x ray evidence of avascular necrosis of the femoral head at one year follow-up. The sliding osteotomy technique is simple, does not need extensive pre operative planning or removal of bone from the proximal femur.

  1. Outcomes of trochanteric femoral fractures treated with proximal femoral nail: an analysis of 100 consecutive cases

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    Korkmaz MF

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz,1 Mehmet Nuri Erdem,2 Zeliha Disli,3 Engin Burak Selcuk,4 Mustafa Karakaplan,1 Abdullah Gogus5 1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Inonu University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey; 2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Nisantasi University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; 3Department of Anesthesiology, Malatya Government Hospital, Malatya, Turkey; 4Department of Family Medicine, Inonu University School of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey; 5Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey Purpose: In this study, we aimed to report the results of a retrospective study carried out at our institute regarding cases of patients who had suffered proximal femoral fractures between January 2002 and February 2007, and who were treated with a proximal femoral nail. Materials and methods: One hundred consecutive cases were included in the study. A case documentation form was used to obtain intraoperative data including age, sex, mechanism of injury, type of fracture according to Association for Osteosynthesis/Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO/ASIF classification and the American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA physical status classification (ASA grade. Clinical and radiographic examinations were performed at the time of admission and at the 6th week; subsequent visits were organized on the 3rd month, 6th month, and 12th month, and in patients with longer follow-up and annually postoperatively. The Harris score of hip function was used, and any change in the position of the implants and the progress of the fracture union, which was determined radiologically, was noted. Results: The mean age of the patients was 77.66 years (range: 37–98 years, and the sex distribution was 32 males and 68 females. Seventy-three fractures were reduced by closed means, whereas 27 needed limited open reduction. The mean follow-up time for the study group was 31.3 months (range

  2. Using a statistical appearance model to predict the fracture load of the proximal femur

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    Schuler, Benedikt; Fritscher, Karl D.; Kuhn, Volker; Eckstein, Felix; Schubert, Rainer

    2009-02-01

    Nowadays clinical diagnostic techniques like e.g. dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry are used to quantify bone quality. However, bone mineral density alone is not sufficient to predict biomechanical properties like the fracture load for an individual patient. Therefore, the development of tools, which can assess the bone quality in order to predicting individual biomechanics of a bone, would mean a significant improvement for the prevention of fractures. In this paper an approach to predict the fracture load of proximal femora by using a statistical appearance model will be presented. For this purpose, 96 CT-datasets of anatomical specimen of human femora are used to create statistical models for the prediction of the individual fracture load. Calculating statistical appearance models in different regions of interest by using principal component analysis (PCA) makes it possible to use geometric as well as structural information about the proximal femur. By regressing the output of PCA against the individual fracture load of 96 femora multi-linear regression models using a leave-one-out cross validation scheme have been created. The resulting correlations are comparable to studies that partly use higher image resolutions.

  3. Morphological analysis of the proximal femur by computed tomography in Japanese subjects

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    Hagiwara, Masashi [Chiba Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine

    1995-11-01

    In order to evaluate the morphological features of the proximal femur in the Japanese, 100 femora of normal Japanese subjects (normal group) and 60 femora of 43 Japanese patients with secondary osteoarthrosis of the hip (OA group) were analyzed using CT images. The scans for the dried bones (normal group) were done at a setting of 80 kV and 20 mA, for 2 sec duration. The scans were reconstructed using the soft tissue algorithm built into the GE-9800 scanner. The patient scans (OA group) were done at 120 kV and 170 mA also for 2 sec duration, and reconstructed using the same bone algorithm. The results were as follows: Thinning of the femoral cortex occurred in normal females over 60 years of age. The canal flare index at the proximal part of the femoral diaphysis was negatively correlated with the canal diameter at the isthmus. The index at the upper part was greater than that at the lower part. The two groups showed no statistical difference in this index. In the metaphysis, the canal flare index at the anterior portion was twice that at the posterior portion. In absolute terms, the OA group had a reduced flare or curve along the medial portion. In cross-section, the canal shape of the diaphysis was more elliptical in the OA group than in the normal group. The longitudinal axis of the canal was directed more sagittally in the OA group than in the normal group. (author).

  4. Development and testing of texture discriminators for the analysis of trabecular bone in proximal femur radiographs

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    Huber, M. B.; Carballido-Gamio, J.; Fritscher, K.; Schubert, R.; Haenni, M.; Hengg, C.; Majumdar, S.; Link, T. M. [Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, 400 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143 (United States); University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, 6060 Hall (Austria); AO Development Institute, 7270 Davos Platz (Switzerland); Medical University Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, 400 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143 (United States)

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    Purpose: Texture analysis of femur radiographs may serve as a potential low cost technique to predict osteoporotic fracture risk and has received considerable attention in the past years. A further application of this technique may be the measurement of the quality of specific bone compartments to provide useful information for treatment of bone fractures. Two challenges of texture analysis are the selection of the best suitable texture measure and reproducible placement of regions of interest (ROIs). The goal of this in vitro study was to automatically place ROIs in radiographs of proximal femur specimens and to calculate correlations between various different texture analysis methods and the femurs' anchorage strength. Methods: Radiographs were obtained from 14 femoral specimens and bone mineral density (BMD) was measured in the femoral neck. Biomechanical testing was performed to assess the anchorage strength in terms of failure load, breakaway torque, and number of cycles. Images were segmented using a framework that is based on the usage of level sets and statistical in-shape models. Five ROIs were automatically placed in the head, upper and lower neck, trochanteric, and shaft compartment in an atlas subject. All other subjects were registered rigidly, affinely, and nonlinearly, and the resulting transformation was used to map the five ROIs onto the individual femora. Results: In each ROI, texture features were extracted using gray level co-occurence matrices (GLCM), third-order GLCM, morphological gradients (MGs), Minkowski dimensions (MDs), Minkowski functionals (MFs), Gaussian Markov random fields, and scaling index method (SIM). Coefficients of determination for each texture feature with parameters of anchorage strength were computed. In a stepwise multiregression analysis, the most predictive parameters were identified in different models. Texture features were highly correlated with anchorage strength estimated by the failure load of up to R{sup 2

  5. Does a traction-internal rotation radiograph help to better evaluate fractures of the proximal femur?

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    Koval, Kenneth J; Oh, Chong K; Egol, Kenneth A

    2008-01-01

    The standard radiographic series for evaluation of a suspected hip fracture in most centers includes an anteroposterior (AP) radiograph of the pelvis, as well AP and cross-table lateral views of the hip. The natural femoral neck anteversion, as well as the fracture deformity, however, may make accurate fracture classification difficult. We have noted that inexperienced physicians sometimes misclassify hip fractures based on the initial radiographic series, which may lead to errors both in surgical planning and implant choice. At our institution, we routinely obtain a physician-assisted traction-internal rotation radiograph of the affected hip in all fractures of the proximal femur. The purpose of the current study was to examine the usefulness of the traction-internal rotation radiograph for the classification of hip fractures by junior residents in our department. Forty-seven sets of complete radiographs (AP pelvis, AP hip, cross-table lateral, traction- internal rotation views) of patients who sustained a proximal femur fracture were identified. Fifteen first year orthopaedic residents (PGY2) individually reviewed the cases and classified them as one of six possible choices: 1. nondisplaced femoral neck fracture, 2. displaced femoral neck fracture, 3. stable intertrochanteric fracture, 4. unstable intertrochanteric fracture, 5. intertrochanteric fracture with subtrochanteric extension, or 6. subtrochanteric fracture. Each fracture case was classified after first reviewing the standard hip series (AP pelvis, AP hip, and cross-table lateral). A traction-internal rotation radiograph was then added to each case, and any changes in the initial classification were noted. The resident's classification was then compared with those of the senior investigators (KJK, KAE), who used all four views for classification. Reviewing a traction-internal rotation radiograph led to a statistically significant increase in agreement between the resident and senior investigators

  6. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF INTERTROCHANTERIC FRACTURES (TYPE 3 AND 4 BOYD AND GRIFFIN CLASSIFICATION BY DYNAMIC HIP SCREW OR PROXIMAL FEMORAL NAIL

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    Sunkara Dinesh Chowdary

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Intertrochanteric fractures are one the common fractures encountered in today’s orthopaedic practice. Intertrochanteric fractures are devastating injuries that most commonly affect the elderly population, but not increased in the younger population. In young and healthy individuals, the injury results from high energy trauma, whereas in the elder age group, most of the fractures are osteoporotic resulting from a trivial fall. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was conducted in Konaseema Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalapuram, from July 2013 to September 2016. During this period, adult patients with pertrochanteric fractures of femur were classified according to Boyd and Griffin classification and 40 patients were selected according to inclusion criteria. This study was conducted with due emphasis for clinical observation and analysis of results after surgical management of these fractures of femur with dynamic hip screw or proximal femoral nailing. RESULTS Anatomical results were assessed by presence or absence of shortening, range of movements and deformities. 70% of the cases had good results in PFN series as compared to 65% in DHS series. Functional results were assessed in the 40 cases. These constituted of 20 cases in PFN series and 20 cases in DHS series. In PFN series, results were excellent results in 7 cases, good in 6 cases, fair in 2 cases and poor in 5 cases. In DHS series, results were excellent in 5 cases, good in 9 cases, fair in 2 cases and poor in 4 cases. CONCLUSION An intertrochanteric fracture of the femur is common in the elderly due to osteoporosis and in young due to high velocity trauma. As the fracture is more common in the elderly, early reduction and internal fixation increases patient comfort, facilitates nursing care, helps in early mobilisation of the patient and decreases the duration of hospitalisation. Anatomical reduction can be achieved by closed manipulation or open methods. As the incidence of

  7. Extensively coated revision stems in proximally deficient femur: Early results in 15 patients

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    Marya SKS

    2008-01-01

    intraoperative severe comminuted fracture extending into the supracondylar region while hammering in the stem. Post cerclage wiring, she was put on a long knee brace and her mobilization was delayed to 12 weeks. Conclusions: The extensively coated cementless ( ′Solution™′ femoral stem provides a reasonable ′solution′ to the deficient femur in hip revision. The proximal femoral deficiences can be relatively easily bypassed and distal fixation can be achieved with this stem. Extreme care needs to be taken to avoid fractures and penetration of the femoral shaft, which can, however, be managed by cerclage wiring. Principles of a successful outcome include preservation of the functional continuity of the abduction apparatus, care to recognize and prevent distal extension of fracture while inserting the stem (preemptive cerclage wiring and supervised rehabilitation.

  8. The Outcome in Early Cases of Treatment of Subtrochanteric Fractures with Proximal Femur Locking Compression Plate

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    U Gunadham

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome in early treatment of subtrochanteric fractures with proximal femur locking compression plate (PF-LCP.The patients included in this study were those with subtrochanteric fractures (AO type 32A-C treated with PF-LCP (Synthes between Jan 2009 and Jun 2011. The patient characteristics and details of clinical conditions were obtained from records. Clinical and radiographic follow-ups were done at one, two, four and 6 months intervals, and at one year. The primary outcome studied included fracture union and functional ambulatory status. Twenty-six patients were included in the study, 19 of whom were male with a mean age of 42.4 years. Fourteen patients (53.9% had sustained AO type 32B fractures, the majority in motor vehicle accidents. Twenty-two fractures (84.6% achieved union, while sixpatients (23.1% had complications such as broken plate, varus collapse, and broken screw. Four patients (15.4% underwent a second operation. At the end of the follow-ups, 25 patients (96.2% were community ambulators. We conclude that PF-LCP is an effective alternative treatment for subtrochanteric fractures when properly performed.

  9. Mechanical failures after fixation with proximal femoral nail and risk factors

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    Koyuncu S

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Şemmi Koyuncu,1 Taşkın Altay,2 Cemil Kayalı,2 Fırat Ozan,3 Kamil Yamak2 1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bayburt State Hospital, Bayburt, 2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İzmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, 3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey Background: This study aims at assessing the clinical results, radiographic findings, and associated complications after osteosynthesis of trochanteric hip fractures with proximal femoral nail (PFN.Methods: A total of 152 patients with hip fractures who underwent osteosynthesis with PFN were included. The hip fracture types in the patients included in the study were classified according to the American Orthopedic/Orthopedic Trauma Association (AO/OTA. AO/OTA A1, A2, and A3 type fractures were found in 24 (15.8%, 107 (70.4%, and 21 (13.8% patients, respectively. The Baumgaertner scale was used to assess the degree of postoperative reduction. The Salvati–Wilson hip function (SWS scoring system was used to evaluate functional results. After a follow-up period, clinical and radiographic results were evaluated and complications were assessed. The relationship between the complications and SWS score, age, sex, fracture type, reduction quality, and time from the fracture to surgery was evaluated.Results: Eighty-five (55.9% female patients and 67 (44.1% male patients were enrolled in the study. Seventy-nine (51.9% patients had left hip fractures, and 73 (48.1% had right hip fractures. The mean age was 76 (range 21–93 years, and the mean follow-up duration was 23.6 (range 7–49 months. Postoperatively, one patient (0.6% had a poor reduction, 16 patients (10.5% had an acceptable reduction, and 135 patients (88.9% had a good reduction according to the above criteria. The SWS scores were excellent, good, moderate, and poor in 91 (59.8%, 45 (29.6%, 15 (9.8%, and one (0.6% patients, respectively. Late

  10. Nail anatomy.

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    de Berker, David

    2013-01-01

    The nail unit comprises the nail plate, the surrounding soft tissues, and their vasculature and innervation based upon the distal phalanx. The nail plate is a laminated keratinized structure lying on the nail matrix (15-25%), the nail bed with its distal onychodermal band (75-85%), and the hyponychium at its free edge. The distal part of the matrix, the lunula characterized by its half-moon shape, can be observed in some digits. The nail plate is embedded by the proximal and lateral folds. From the proximal nail fold, the cuticle (also known as the eponychium), adheres to the superficial surface of the proximal nail plate. The nail unit possesses a complex and abundant vascular network to ensure adequate blood supply. Finally, both the periungual soft tissues and the nail folds are innervated. The shapes, structure, and inter-relationships of these tissues are factors in the way nails present with disease and how we understand and manage those diseases. In particular, an understanding of the surgical anatomy is important for those undertaking diagnostic or curative operations on the nail. With this knowledge, the most appropriate surgery can be planned and the patient can be provided with accurate and clear guidance to enable informed consent. © 2013.

  11. Sensitivity and specificity of CT- and MRI-scanning in evaluation of occult fracture of the proximal femur

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    Haubro, M; Stougaard, C; Torfing, T

    2015-01-01

    and a resident in orthopaedic surgery. Sensitivity and specificity were estimated with MRI as the golden standard. Kappa value was used to assess level of agreement in both MRI and CT finding. RESULTS: 15 fractures of the proximal femur were found (7 intertrochanteric-, 3 femoral neck and 5 fractures......OBJECTIVE: To estimate sensitivity and specificity of CT and MRI examinations in patients with fractures of the proximal femur. To determine the interobserver agreement of the modalities among a senior consulting radiologist, a resident in radiology and a resident in orthopaedics surgery. MATERIALS...... AND METHODS: 67 patients (27 males, 40 females, mean age 80.5) seen in the emergency room with hip pain after fall, inability to stand and a primary X-ray without fracture were evaluated with both CT and MRI. The images were analysed by a senior consulting musculoskeletal radiologist, a resident in radiology...

  12. Computed tomographic evaluation of the proximal femur: A predictive classification in displaced femoral neck fracture management.

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    Magu, Narender Kumar; Magu, Sarita; Rohilla, Rajesh Kumar; Batra, Amit; Jaipuria, Abhishek; Singh, Amanpreet

    2014-09-01

    Femoral neck fracture is truly an enigma due to the high incidence of avascular necrosis and nonunion. Different methods have been described to determine the size of the femoral head fragment, as a small head has been said to be associated with poor outcome and nonunion due to inadequate implant purchase in the proximal fragment. These methods were two dimensional and were affected by radiography techniques, therefore did not determine true head size. Computed tomography (CT) is an important option to measure true head size as images can be obtained in three dimensions. Henceforth, we subjected patients to CT scan of hip in cases with displaced fracture neck of femur. The study aims to define the term small head or inadequate size femoral head" objectively for its prognostic significance. 70 cases of displaced femoral neck fractures underwent CT scan preoperatively for proximal femoral geometric measurements of both hips. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan was done in all cases. Patients were treated with either intertrochanteric osteotomy or lag screw osteosynthesis based on the size of the head fragment on plain radiographs. The average femoral head fragment volume was 57 cu cm (range 28.3-84.91 cu cm; standard deviation 14 cu cm). Proximal fragment volume of >43 cu cm was termed adequate size (type I) and of ≤43 cu cm as small femoral head (type II). Fractures which united (n = 54) had a relatively large average head size (59 cu cm) when compared to fractures that did not (n = 16), which had a small average head size (49 cu cm) and this difference was statistically significant. In type I fractures union rate was comparable in both osteotomy and lag screw groups (P > 0.05). Lag screw fixation failed invariably, while osteotomy showed good results in type II fractures (P femoral head size (type I and type II) is proposed. Osteosynthesis should be the preferred method of treatment in type I and osteotomy or prosthetic replacement is the method of choice for

  13. Deformity of the proximal end of the femur following open reduction for developmental dislocation of the hip

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    Ikegami, Koichi; Nakatsuka, Yoichi; Akazawa, Hirofumi; Mitani, Shigeru; Inoue, Hajime

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    We studied deformity of the proximal end of the femur following open reduction using the wide exposure method for developmental dislocation of the hip. We reviewed radiographs of 22 children with unilateral dislocation of the hip who had undergone open reduction between one and three years of age. Ages at final examination ranged from 14 to 21 years. None of the patients in this study had undergone any additional surgery. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head was not observed in any patients...

  14. Bone mineral density of the proximal femur after hip resurfacing arthroplasty: 1-year follow-up study

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    Anttila Esa

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA is considered a bone-preserving procedure and may eliminate proximal femoral stress shielding and osteolysis. However, in addition to implant-related stress-shielding factors, various patient-related factors may also have an effect on bone mineral density (BMD of the proximal femur in patients with HRA. Thus, we studied the effects of stem-neck angle, demographic variables, and physical functioning on the BMD of the proximal femur in a one-year follow-up. Methods Thirty three patients (9 females and 24 males with a mean (SD age of 55 (9 years were included in the study. BMD was measured two days and 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively and 10 regions of interest (ROI were used. Stem-neck angle was analyzed from anteroposterior radiographs. Results Three months postoperatively, BMD decreased in six out of 10 regions of interest (ROI on the side operated on and in one ROI on the control side (p Conclusions After an early drop, the BMD of the upper femur was restored and even exceeded the preoperative level at one year follow-up. From a clinical standpoint, the changes in BMD in these HRA patients could not be explained by stem-neck angle or patient related factors.

  15. Review of Proximal Nail Antirotation (PFNA and PFNA-2 – Our Local Experience

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    WL Loo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA device was recently introduced as an option for intramedullary management of pertrochanteric hip fractures. We report here local results with this relatively new implant. Sixty-two patients with pertrochanteric or subtrochanteric fractures underwent intramedullary fixation with PFNA devices in our centre during the 14 month period from September 2008 to October 2009. Data for this report were retrieved from clinical case records and operative notes. We recorded the age, gender, length of stay and operative time, preoperative ambulatory status and days required to regain mobility. Fractures were classified using the AO classification (A1, A2 and A3. Complications were also identified.There were 15 male and 47 female patients and the mean age was 74.3 years. The mean surgical duration was 76.1min and the average length of hospitalisation was 14.5 days. Five cases were noted to have femoral shaft fracture and no occurrences of screw cutout. We found that 83.9% of the patients were able to regain preoperative mobility status by 6 months following surgery. We conclude that the PFNA is an effective implant for stabilisation of proximal hip fractures and that the local complication rate is similar to reports from other centres.

  16. Epidemiology of fractures of the proximal third of the femur in elderly patients ☆

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    Daniel Daniachi

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: This was an epidemiological study on fractures of the proximal third of the femur in elderly patients who were treated at a teaching hospital in the central region of São Paulo. METHODS: The subjects were patients over the age of 60 years who were attended over a 1-year period. A questionnaire seeking basic sociodemographic data and information on comorbidities presented and medications used was drawn up. The circumstances of the fractures and their characteristics, the treatment instituted and the intra-hospital mortality rate were evaluated. RESULTS: The 113 patients included in the study presented a mean age of 79 years. The ratio between the sexes was three women to each man. Only 30.4% of the patients reported having osteoporosis and only 0.9% had had treatment for the disease. Low-energy trauma was the cause of 92.9% of the fractures. Femoral neck fractures accounted for 42.5% of the fractures and trochanteric fractures, 57.5%. Five patients did not undergo operations; 39 underwent joint replacement; and 69 underwent osteosynthesis. The mean length of hospital stay was 13.5 days and the mean length of waiting time until surgery was 7 days. The intra-hospital mortality rate was 7.1%. CONCLUSION: The patients attended at this institution presented an epidemiological profile similar to what is found in the Brazilian literature. Chronic kidney failure is a significant factor with regard to intra-hospital mortality. Preventive measures such as early diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and regular physical activity practices were not implemented.

  17. Distal Femoral Complications Following Antegrade Intramedullary Nail Placement

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    Fantry, Amanda J.; Gregory Elia; Brian G. Vopat; Daniels, Alan H.

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    While antegrade nailing for proximal and diaphyseal femur fractures is a commonly utilized fixation method with benefits including early mobilization and high rates of fracture union, both intraoperative and postoperative complications may occur. Intraoperative errors include leg length discrepancy, anterior cortical perforation, malreduction of the fracture, and neurovascular injury, and postoperative complications include nonunion, malunion, infection, and hardware failure. This case series...

  18. Subcapital femoral neck fracture after fixation of an intertrochanteric fracture with a proximal femoral nail: a report of two cases.

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    Kaneko, Haruka; Matsuda, Keiji; Kim, Sungon; Maeda, Kouichi; Ikegami, Takashi; Kubota, Reiko; Nagayama, Masataka; Nozawa, Masahiko

    2009-12-01

    Subcapital femoral neck fractures are a rare complication after fixation of an intertrochanteric fracture with a proximal femoral nail. We report 2 such cases where the patients had severe osteoporosis, based on Singh's index and pathological findings. In one case there was a technical error leading to a tip-apex distance of more than 20 mm, but osteoporosis appeared to be a more significant cause than any technical problems.

  19. Displaced 3- and 4-part proximal humeral fractures: Evaluation and management with an intramedullary nail within 48 h, in the emergency department

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    Francesco Nobile

    2016-03-01

    Conclusions: The nail utilized is provided with locking and multiplanar proximal screws and could be applied through a mini-invasive anterolateral approach. This enables the reduction of the fracture fragments, while preserving vascularization of the scapulo-humeral joint. Our results confirm that the indication of endomedullary nail could be extended to the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures with 3 and 4 fragments (level of evidence IV, according to the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine Levels of Evidence Working Group.

  20. Static bending test after proximal femoral nail (PFN removal - in vitro analysis

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    Leonardo Morais Paiva

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective To evaluate, through biomechanical testing, the resistance to and energy required for the occurrence of proximal femoral fracture in synthetic bone after removal of a proximal femoral nail model (PFN, comparing the results obtained with a reinforcement technique using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA. Methods Fifteen synthetic bones were used: five units for the control group (CG, five for the test group without reinforcement (TGNR, and five for the test group with reinforcement (TGR. The biomechanical analysis was performed simulating a fall on the trochanter using a servo-hydraulic machine. In the GC, the assay was performed with the PFN intact. In the TGNR and TGR groups, a model of PFN was introduced and the tests were performed in the TGNR, after simple removal of the synthesis material, and in the TGR, after removal of the same PFN model and filling of the cavity in the femoral neck with PMMA. Results All groups presented a basicervical fracture. The CG presented a mean of 1427.39 Newtons (N of maximum load and 10.14 Joules (J of energy for the occurrence of the fracture. The TGNR and TGR presented 892.14 N and 1477.80 N of maximum load, and 6.71 J and 11.99 J of energy, respectively. According to the Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA, there was a significant difference in the maximum load (p = 0.009 and energy (p = 0.007 between these groups. Conclusion The simple removal of a PFN in synthetic bone showed a significant reduction of the maximum load and energy for the occurrence of fracture, which were re-established with a reinforcement technique using PMMA.

  1. Shape of growth plate of proximal femur in children and its significance in the aetiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

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    Kandzierski, Grzegorz; Matuszewski, Lukasz; Wójcik, Anna

    2012-12-01

    The main objective of the study was to present the influence of the morphological shape of the proximal femoral growth plate in children as one of the risk factors for the incidence of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in adolescents. This research is based on the X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data obtained for 100 children three to 13 years old, all treated at the Children's Orthopaedic Clinic and Rehabilitation Department and Department of Radiology Medical University of Lublin between 2005 and 2009. We took into account 83 children with healthy hip joints and 17 children with SCFE. We also performed morphological analysis of the shape of the proximal femoral growth plate together with X-ray, CT and MRI examinations of the proximal ends of cadaver femurs for two children aged six and 13. In the final findings we present an analysis of the shape of the proximal femoral growth plate in children between the third and 13th years of life and consider a correlation between the shape of the proximal femoral growth plate and its influence on the incidence of SCFE in adolescents. The change of shape of the proximal femoral growth plate from pleated to more spherical is one of the risk factors for the incidence of SCFE in children ten years old and older.

  2. Hemiarthroplasties in young patients with osteonecrosis or a tumour of the proximal femur; an observational cohort study.

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    van Egmond, Pim W; Taminiau, Antonie H M; van der Heide, Huub J L

    2013-01-17

    The failure scenario in total hip arthroplasty (THA), in younger patients, is dependent on the fixation and wear of the acetabular component. In selected cases, where endoprosthetic replacement of the femoral head is unavoidable for limb salvage or functional recovery, hemiarthroplasty can be chosen as an alternative. The purpose of this study is to evaluate hemiarthroplasty as treatment strategy for young patients with osteonecrosis or a tumour of the proximal femur. Between 1985 and 2008, 42 hemiarthroplasties (unipolar and bipolar) were performed in patients younger than 65 years with osteonecrosis (n=13) or a tumour of the proximal femur (n=29). All patients were seen at yearly follow-up examination and evaluated. Revision or conversion to a THA was regarded as a failure of the implant. A Kaplan Meier analysis was performed. To determine significant differences between categorical groups, the Pearson chi-square test was used. In numerical groups the independent T-test and One-way ANOVA were used. After a mean follow-up of 7.1 years, failure of the hemiarthroplasty occurred 6 times. The Kaplan Meier survival analysis with conversion to THA or revision as endpoint of the bipolar hemiarthroplasties (n=38) shows a 96% survival at 15, and 60% at 20 years. In the unipolar type (n=4) we found a conversion rate of 50% within 3 years. Bipolar hemiarthroplasty is a reasonable alternative in a young patient with osteonecrosis or a tumour of the proximal femur as indication. Because of the high conversion rate after unipolar hemiarthroplasties, we would not recommend this type of prosthesis in the young patient.

  3. Sex specific association of physical activity on proximal femur BMD in 9 to 10 year-old children.

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    Graça Cardadeiro

    Full Text Available The results of physical activity (PA intervention studies suggest that adaptation to mechanical loading at the femoral neck (FN is weaker in girls than in boys. Less is known about gender differences associated with non-targeted PA levels at the FN or other clinically relevant regions of the proximal femur. Understanding sex-specific relationships between proximal femur sensitivity and mechanical loading during non-targeted PA is critical to planning appropriate public health interventions. We examined sex-specific associations between non-target PA and bone mineral density (BMD of three sub-regions of the proximal femur in pre- and early-pubertal boys and girls. BMD at the FN, trochanter (TR and intertrochanter (IT regions, and lean mass of the whole body were assessed using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in 161 girls (age: 9.7±0.3 yrs and 164 boys (age: 9.7±0.3 yrs. PA was measured using accelerometry. Multiple linear regression analyses (adjusted for body height, total lean mass and pubertal status revealed that vigorous PA explained 3-5% of the variability in BMD at all three sub-regions in boys. In girls, vigorous PA explained 4% of the variability in IT BMD and 6% in TR BMD. PA did not contribute to the variance in FN BMD in girls. An additional 10 minutes per day of vigorous PA would be expected to result in a ∼1% higher FN, TR, and IT BMD in boys (p<0.05 and a ∼2% higher IT and TR BMD in girls. In conclusion, vigorous PA can be expected to contribute positively to bone health outcomes for boys and girls. However, the association of vigorous PA to sub-regions of the proximal femur varies by sex, such that girlś associations are heterogeneous and the lowest at the FN, but stronger at the TR and the IT, when compared to boys.

  4. The risk assessment of pathological fracture in the proximal femur using a CT-based finite element method.

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    Kawabata, Yusuke; Matsuo, Kosuke; Nezu, Yutaka; Kamiishi, Takayuki; Inaba, Yutaka; Saito, Tomoyuki

    2017-09-01

    Patients who have lytic bone lesions in their proximal femurs are at risk for pathological fracture. Lesions with high fracture risk are surgically treated using prophylactic osteosynthesis, whereas low-risk lesions are treated conservatively. However, it is difficult to discriminate between high- and low-risk lesions based on clinical and radiographic findings. The computed tomography (CT)-based finite element (FE) models are useful for predicting the fracture load on proximal femoral lytic lesions. FE models were constructed from the quantitative CT scans of the femurs using software that created individual bone shapes and density distributions. Three independent observers measured the lesion size, Mirels' score, and thickness of the proximal femur along the horizontal plane. The predictive risk values of the proximal femur measured using the CT-based FE analysis were statistically compared. The patients were divided into two groups (high and low risk). The mean fracture load was significantly higher in the high-risk group than in the low-risk group (5395 ± 525 N, 2622 ± 364 N, respectively, p = 0.0003). No significant differences in age, body weight, lesion size or Mirels' score were observed between groups. However, the thickness of the medial cortex in the high-risk group according to the FE analysis was significantly thinner than that in the low-risk group. Furthermore, the medial cortex thickness was positively correlated with the predicted fracture load. An optimal cut-off value of 3.67 mm for the thickness of the inner cortex resulted in 100% sensitivity and 75.1% specificity values for classifying the patients based on their fracture risk. Our findings indicate that the FE method is useful for the prediction of the pathological fracture. This method shows a versatile potential for the prediction of pathological fracture and might aid in judging the optimal treatment to prevent fracture. Copyright © 2017 The Japanese Orthopaedic Association

  5. Magnetic resonance perfusion and diffusion imaging characteristics of transient bone marrow edema, avascular necrosis and subchondral insufficiency fractures of the proximal femur

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    Mueller, Dirk, E-mail: d.mueller@uk-koeln.de [Department of Radiology, University of Cologne (Germany); Department of Radiology, Technische Universität München (Germany); Schaeffeler, Christoph, E-mail: schaeffeler@me.com [Department of Radiology, Cantonal Hospital Graubuenden, Chur (Switzerland); Department of Radiology, Cantonal Hospital Graubuenden, Chur (Switzerland); Baum, Thomas, E-mail: thomas-baum@gmx.de [Department of Radiology, Technische Universität München (Germany); Walter, Flavia, E-mail: flavia_walter2000@yahoo.de [Department of Radiology, Technische Universität München (Germany); Rechl, Hans, E-mail: rechl@tum.de [Department of Orthopaedics, Technische Universität München (Germany); Rummeny, Ernst J., E-mail: rummeny@tum.de [Department of Radiology, Technische Universität München (Germany); Woertler, Klaus, E-mail: klaus.woertler@tum.de [Department of Radiology, Technische Universität München (Germany)

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • DCE-MRI may add information to the pathophysiology of bone marrow edema (BME) of the proximal femur. • Patients with transient bone marrow edema (TBME) or subchondral insufficiency fractures (SIF) and avascular osteonecrosis (AVN) showed different MR perfusion patterns. • Perfusion characteristics suggest different pathophysiology for AVN compared with TBME or SIF. • Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) was not able to discriminate necrotic from edematous bone marrow. • DWI is of limited value to evaluate BME of the proximal femur. - Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion and diffusion imaging characteristics in patients with transient bone marrow edema (TBME), avascular necrosis (AVN), or subchondral insufficiency fractures (SIF) of the proximal femur. Materials and methods: 29 patients with painful hip and bone marrow edema pattern of the proximal femur on non-contrast MR imaging were examined using diffusion-weighted and dynamic gadolinium-enhanced sequences. Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) and perfusion parameters were calculated for different regions of the proximal femur. Regional distribution and differences in ADC values and perfusion parameters were evaluated. Results: Seven patients presented with TBME, 15 with AVN and seven with SIF of the proximal femur. Perfusion imaging showed significant differences for maximum enhancement values (E{sub max}), slope (E{sub slope}) and time to peak (TTP) between the three patient groups (p < 0.05). In contrast, no significant differences for ADC values were calculated when comparing TBME, AVN, and SIF patients. Conclusion: Diffusion weighted imaging of bone marrow of the proximal femur did not show significant differences between patients with TBME, AVN or SIF. In contrast, MR perfusion imaging demonstrated significant differences for the different patient groups and may as a complementary imaging technique add information to the understanding of the pathophysiology

  6. Type II Intertrochanteric Fractures: Proximal Femoral Nailing (PFN) Versus Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS).

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    Jonnes, Cyril; Sm, Shishir; Najimudeen, Syed

    2016-01-01

    Intertrochanteric fracture is one of the most common fractures of the hip especially in the elderly with osteoporotic bones, usually due to low-energy trauma like simple falls. Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) is still considered the gold standard for treating intertrochanteric fractures by many. Not many studies compare the DHS with Proximal femoral nail (PFN), in Type II intertrochanteric fractures (Boyd and Griffin classification). This study was done to compare the functional and radiological outcome of PFN with DHS in treatment of Type II intertrochanteric fractures. From October 2012 to March 2015, a prospective comparative study was done where 30 alternative cases of type II intertrochanteric fractures of hip were operated using PFN or DHS. Intraoperative complications were noted. Functional outcome was assessed using Harris Hip Score and radiological findings were compared at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. The average age of the patients was 60 years. In our series we found that patients with DHS had increased intraoperative blood loss (159ml), longer duration of surgery (105min), and required longer time for mobilization while patients who underwent PFN had lower intraoperative blood loss (73ml), shorter duration of surgery (91min), and allowed early mobilization. The average limb shortening in DHS group was 9.33 mm as compared with PFN group which was only 4.72 mm. The patients treated with PFN started early ambulation as they had better Harris Hip Score in the early post-op period. At the end of 12th month, there was not much difference in the functional outcome between the two groups. PFN is better than DHS in type II intertrochanteric fractures in terms of decreased blood loss, reduced duration of surgery, early weight bearing and mobilization, reduced hospital stay, decreased risk of infection and decreased complications.

  7. Type II Intertrochanteric Fractures: Proximal Femoral Nailing (PFN Versus Dynamic Hip Screw(DHS

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    Cyril Jonnes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Intertrochanteric fracture is one of the most common fractures of the hip especially in the elderly with osteoporotic bones, usually due to low-energy trauma like simple falls. Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS is still considered the gold standard for treating intertrochanteric fractures by many. Not many studies compare the DHS with Proximal femoral nail (PFN, in Type II intertrochanteric fractures (Boyd and Griffin classification. This study was done to compare the functional and radiological outcome of PFN with DHS in treatment of Type II intertrochanteric fractures.   Methods: From October 2012 to March 2015, a prospective comparative study was done where 30 alternative cases of type II intertrochanteric fractures of hip were operated using PFN or DHS. Intraoperative complications were noted. Functional outcome was assessed using Harris Hip Score and radiological findings were compared at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. Results: The average age of the patients was 60 years. In our series we found that patients with DHS had increased intraoperative blood loss (159ml, longer duration of surgery (105min, and required longer time for mobilization while patients who underwent PFN had lower intraoperative blood loss (73ml, shorter duration of surgery (91min, and allowed early mobilization. The average limb shortening in DHS group was 9.33 mm as compared with PFN group which was only 4.72 mm. The patients treated with PFN started early ambulation as they had better Harris Hip Score in the early post-op period. At the end of 12th month, there was not much difference in the functional outcome between the two groups. Conclusion: PFN is better than DHS in type II inter-trochanteric fractures in terms of decreased blood loss, reduced duration of surgery, early weight bearing and mobilization, reduced hospital stay, decreased risk of infection and decreased complications.

  8. Changes of the bone mineral density in proximal femur following total hip resurfacing arthroplasty in osteonecrosis of femoral head.

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    Lian, Yong-yun; Pei, Fu-xing; Yoo, Myung-chul; Cheng, Jing-qiu; Fatou, Camara-yagouba

    2008-04-01

    Total hip resurfacing arthroplasty (THRA) is being performed with increasing frequency for osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH). To evaluate femoral bone remodeling in ONFH after THRA and determine the impact of stem-neck angle (SNA) of inserted femoral component on bone remodeling, we monitored the changes in BMD in proximal femur in 23 patients with ONFH after surgery. Patients were divided into group A (SNA >or= 5 degrees ) and group B (SNA < 5 degrees ). The BMD was measured in seven Gruen zones and two neck zones using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry preoperatively, then at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery. At all ROIs, the BMD decreased significantly by 3 months postoperatively. The BMD ceased to decrease and reversed by 6 months. The BMD in neck increased significantly in group A, compared with group B at 24 months. The BMD increased 2% at ROI1 at 24 months in both groups, and at ROI7, the BMD in group A reversed to baseline value by 6 months and increased 5.81% at 24 months. These findings implied that the bone stock of proximal femur in ONFH can be well reserved after total hip resurfacing arthroplasty with valgus positioning of the femoral component.

  9. Uncommon Floating Knee in a Teenager: A Case Report of Ipsilateral Physeal Fractures in Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia.

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    Othman, Youssef; Hassini, Lassaad; Fekih, Aymen; Aloui, Issam; Abid, Abderrazek

    2017-01-01

    The concomitance of ipsilateral physeal fractures of the distal femur and the proximal tibia is an extremely scarce entity. It is conceptually similar to floating knee in pediatric population. One case with this injury is reported in a 16-year-old teenager. He was treated surgically by close reduction and internal fixation. The diagnosis of the tibial fracture was initially missed and the fracture was seen on the post-operative radiographs. Orthopedic treatment was made for this injury. 2 years after, no angular deformity neither shortening of the limb were found. These rare injuries could have serious immediate and remote complication with a considerable functional impact. The diagnosis of proximal tibia physeal fracture could be missed in the context of a concomitant more impressive distal femur fracture. The possibility of a combination of these two injuries should then be kept in mind. Anatomic reduction should be made as soon as possible using a gentle technique and attention should be given to the diagnosis of the neurovascular complications.

  10. Distal femoral complications following antegrade intramedullary nail placement

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    Amanda J. Fantry

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available While antegrade nailing for proximal and diaphyseal femur fractures is a commonly utilized fixation method with benefits including early mobilization and high rates of fracture union, both intraoperative and postoperative complications may occur. Intraoperative errors include leg length discrepancy, anterior cortical perforation, malreduction of the fracture, and neurovascular injury, and postoperative complications include nonunion, malunion, infection, and hardware failure. This case series reviews complications affecting the distal femur after intramedullary nailing including fracture surrounding a distal femoral interlocking screw (Case #1, nonunion after dynamization with nail penetration into the knee joint (Case #2, and anterior cortical perforation (Case #3. Prevention of intraoperative and postoperative complications surrounding intramedullary nailing requires careful study of the femoral anatomy and nail design specifications (radius of curvature, consideration of the necessity of distal interlocking screws, the need for close radiographic follow-up after nail placement with X-rays of the entire length of the nail, and awareness of possible nail penetration into the knee joint after dynamization.

  11. The effect of implant overlap on the mechanical properties of the femur.

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    Harris, Timothy; Ruth, John T; Szivek, John; Haywood, Brett

    2003-05-01

    The most biomechanically stable relationship between the side plate of a compression hip screw (CHS) and retrograde intramedullary (IM) femoral nail has not been described in the literature. This becomes a clinical issue when treating supracondylar femur fractures with a retrograde nail in patients with a history of compression hip screw fixation of intertrochanteric fractures. The proximal end of the nail and the interlocking screws may act as a stress riser in the femoral diaphysis. The purpose of this study is to determine the biomechanical consequences of the amount of implant overlap between a CHS plate and retrograde IM femoral nail. Nine paired fresh-frozen cadaver femora from elderly donors were cleaned of soft tissue and fixed with uniaxial strain gauges. Each femur was loaded three times in a fall-loading configuration to 50 kg at a rate of 1 Hz. The study consisted of two phases. In phase 1, six pair were randomly divided into a control and test femur from each pair. Three states were compared on each test femur: uninstrumented, instrumented with CHS, and instrumented with CHS and retrograde nail. The control femur consisted of the matched femur tested in two states: uninstrumented and instrumented with a CHS. The femora were then loaded to failure. The tests were performed with the retrograde nail and CHS gapped 3 cm, kissing, and overlapping by two screw holes (two pair for each state). In phase 2, each of the remaining three pair were instrumented with a CHS and retrograde nail overlapping in one femur and gapped in the matched femur and tested in the same manner. Data analysis was performed using Pearson's correlation coefficients between groups. Paired samples t tests were used to compare differences within test states and independent samples t tests were used to compare differences between femora. Mean strain at 50-kg load, load-versus-strain patterns, failure patterns, and load and strain at failure were recorded. RESULTS; Correlation coefficients

  12. The relationship between osteoarthritis of the knee and bone mineral density of proximal femur: a cross-sectional study from a Korean population in women.

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    Im, Gun-Il; Kwon, Oh-Jin; Kim, Chang Hee

    2014-12-01

    The relationship between osteoarthritis (OA) and osteoporosis (OP) is complicated and it may differ according to the site or stage of disease. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to examine the relationship between the severity of radiological knee OA and the degree of OP in the ipsilateral proximal femur as denoted by bone mineral density (BMD) in a Korean population, especially among women. One hundred ninety-five female patients who had knee pain and radiological knee OA were investigated with respect to the relationship of knee OA severity with BMD. The BMD of the proximal femur and spine was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and the severity of knee OA was evaluated based on Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) radiographic criteria, joint space narrowing (JSN) and mechanical axis of knee alignment. Partial correlation analysis and ANCOVA adjusted for confounding factors (age and body mass index) were performed to assess the relationship. There was a statistically significant relationship between the BMD of the proximal femur and JSN, and the BMD of the proximal femur was positively associated with increased joint space width. There was a lack of association between the spine BMD and JSN. The BMD of the proximal femur was also significantly lower in patients who had a higher K-L grade. The radiographic finding of severe OA in the knee is associated with decreased BMD of the ipsilateral proximal femur including the femoral neck, trochanter, intertrochanter, and region of the entire hip (neck, trochanter, and Ward's triangle).

  13. Correlation of Trochanter-Shaft Angle in Selection of Entry Site in Antegrade Intramedullary Femoral Nail

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    2012-01-01

    Background. Selection of entry point for nail insertion is controversial and lack firm anatomical basis. The study is done to analyze the proximal anthropometry of femur and measure the Trochanter-Shaft Angle to find its relation and significance in selection of entry point for antegrade uniplanar femoral nail. Materials and Methods. Study involves the measurement of trochanter-shaft angle and other anthropometric measurements on 50 dry femora and on digital radiogram. Results. Trochanter-Sha...

  14. Critical factors in cut-out complication after gamma nail treatment of proximal femoral fractures

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    Bojan Alicja J

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The most common mechanical failure in the internal fixation of trochanteric hip fractures is the cut-out of the sliding screw through the femoral head. Several factors that influence this complication have been suggested, but there is no consensus as to the relative importance of each factor. The purpose of this study was to analyse the cut-out complication with respect to the following variables: patients’ age, fracture type, fracture reduction, implant positioning and implant design. Methods 3066 consecutive patients were treated for trochanteric fractures with Gamma Nails between 1990 and 2002 at the Centre de Traumatologie et de l`Orthopedie (CTO, Strasbourg, France. Cut-out complications were identified by reviewing all available case notes and radiographs. Subsequently, the data were analysed by a single reviewer (AJB with focus on the studied factors. Results Seventy-one cut-out complications were found (2.3% of the 3066 trochanteric fractures. Cut-out failure associated with avascular head necrosis, pathologic fracture, deep infection or secondary to prior failure of other implants were excluded from the study (14 cases. The remaining 57 cases (1.85 %, median age 82.6, 79% females were believed to have a biomechanical explanation for the cut-out failure. 41 patients had a basicervical or complex fracture type. A majority of cut-outs (43 hips, 75% had a combination of the critical factors studied; non-anatomical reduction, non-optimal lag screw position and the characteristic fracture pattern found. Conclusions The primary cut-out rate of 1.85% was low compared with the literature. A typical cut-out complication in our study is represented by an unstable fracture involving the trochanteric and cervical regions or the combination of both, non-anatomical reduction and non-optimal screw position. Surgeons confronted with proximal femoral fractures should carefully scrutinize preoperative radiographs to assess the

  15. Bone mineral and stiffness loss at the distal femur and proximal tibia in acute spinal cord injury.

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    Edwards, W B; Schnitzer, T J; Troy, K L

    2014-03-01

    Computed tomography and finite element modeling were used to assess bone mineral and stiffness loss at the knee following acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Marked bone mineral loss was observed from a combination of trabecular and endocortical resorption. Reductions in stiffness were 2-fold greater than reductions in integral bone mineral. SCI is associated with a rapid loss of bone mineral and an increased rate of fragility fracture. The large majority of these fractures occur around regions of the knee. Our purpose was to quantify changes to bone mineral, geometry, strength indices, and stiffness at the distal femur and proximal tibia in acute SCI. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) and patient-specific finite element analysis were performed on 13 subjects with acute SCI at serial time points separated by a mean of 3.5 months (range 2.6-4.8 months). Changes in bone mineral content (BMC) and volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) were quantified for integral, trabecular, and cortical bone at epiphyseal, metaphyseal, and diaphyseal regions of the distal femur and proximal tibia. Changes in bone volumes, cross-sectional areas, strength indices and stiffness were also determined. Bone mineral loss was similar in magnitude at the distal femur and proximal tibia. Reductions were most pronounced at epiphyseal regions, ranging from 3.0 % to 3.6 % per month for integral BMC (p < 0.001) and from 2.8 % to 3.4 % per month (p < 0.001) for integral vBMC. Trabecular BMC decreased by 3.1-4.4 %/month (p < 0.001) and trabecular vBMD by 2.7-4.7 %/month (p < 0.001). A 3.8-5.4 %/month reduction was observed for cortical BMC (p < 0.001); the reduction in cortical vBMD was noticeably lower (0.6-0.8 %/month; p ≤ 0.01). The cortical bone loss occurred primarily through endosteal resorption, and reductions in strength indices and stiffness were some 2-fold greater than reductions in integral bone mineral. These findings highlight the need for therapeutic

  16. Recurrent Proximal Femur Fractures in a Teenager With Osteogenesis Imperfecta on Continuous Bisphosphonate Therapy: Are We Overtreating?

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    Vasanwala, Rashida F; Sanghrajka, Anish; Bishop, Nicholas J; Högler, Wolfgang

    2016-07-01

    Long-term bisphosphonate (BP) therapy in adults with osteoporosis is associated with atypical femoral fractures, caused by increased material bone density and prolonged suppression of bone remodeling which may reduce fracture toughness. In children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), long-term intravenous BP therapy improves bone structure and mass without further increasing the already hypermineralized bone matrix, and is generally regarded as safe. Here we report a teenage girl with OI type IV, who was started on cyclical intravenous pamidronate therapy at age 6 years because of recurrent fractures. Transiliac bone biopsy revealed classical structural features of OI but unusually low bone resorption surfaces. She made substantial improvements in functional ability, bone mass, and fracture rate. However, after 5 years of pamidronate therapy she started to develop recurrent, bilateral, nontraumatic, and proximal femur fractures, which satisfied the case definition for atypical femur fractures. Some fractures were preceded by periosteal reactions and prodromal pain. Pamidronate was discontinued after 7 years of therapy, following which she sustained two further nontraumatic femur fractures, and continued to show delayed tibial osteotomy healing. Despite rodding surgery, and very much in contrast to her affected, untreated, and normally mobile mother, she remains wheelchair-dependent. The case of this girl raises questions about the long-term safety of BP therapy in some children, in particular about the risk of oversuppressed bone remodeling with the potential for microcrack accumulation, delayed healing, and increased stiffness. The principal concern is whether there is point at which benefit from BP therapy could turn into harm, where fracture risk increases again. This case should stimulate debate whether current adult atypical femoral fracture guidance should apply to children, and whether low-frequency, low-dose cyclical, intermittent, or oral treatment

  17. Individual-specific multi-scale finite element simulation of cortical bone of human proximal femur

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    Ascenzi, Maria-Grazia; Kawas, Neal P.; Lutz, Andre; Kardas, Dieter; Nackenhorst, Udo; Keyak, Joyce H.

    2013-07-01

    We present an innovative method to perform multi-scale finite element analyses of the cortical component of the femur using the individual's (1) computed tomography scan; and (2) a bone specimen obtained in conjunction with orthopedic surgery. The method enables study of micro-structural characteristics regulating strains and stresses under physiological loading conditions. The analysis of the micro-structural scenarios that cause variation of strain and stress is the first step in understanding the elevated strains and stresses in bone tissue, which are indicative of higher likelihood of micro-crack formation in bone, implicated in consequent remodeling or macroscopic bone fracture. Evidence that micro-structure varies with clinical history and contributes in significant, but poorly understood, ways to bone function, motivates the method's development, as does need for software tools to investigate relationships between macroscopic loading and micro-structure. Three applications - varying region of interest, bone mineral density, and orientation of collagen type I, illustrate the method. We show, in comparison between physiological loading and simple compression of a patient's femur, that strains computed at the multi-scale model's micro-level: (i) differ; and (ii) depend on local collagen-apatite orientation and degree of calcification. Our findings confirm the strain concentration role of osteocyte lacunae, important for mechano-transduction. We hypothesize occurrence of micro-crack formation, leading either to remodeling or macroscopic fracture, when the computed strains exceed the elastic range observed in micro-structural testing.

  18. A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES OF THE PROXIMAL FEMUR ON THE BACKGROUND OF SENILE OSTEOPOROSIS

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    N. V. Zagorodniy

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    Full Text Available The article presents a review of published data on the problem of osteoporosis in patients older than 75 years who have had fractures of the proximal femur. We used descriptive and analytical methods. Search publications have done in accessible to free search databases. Based on our analysis, it was found: the majority of researchers in Russia and abroad are united in the opinion that this issue requires a multidisciplinary approach; surgical treatment should be initiated as early as possible after the onset of fracture, before the complications from side of the internal organs; patients with fractures on the background of senile osteoporosis should receive drugs that affect to the quantitative and qualitative components of bone.

  19. [Our view on the problem of treating patients with fractures of the proximal segment of the femur].

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    Ternovoi, N K; Samokhin, A V; Grebennikov, K A

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to elucidate and analyze causes of difficulties encountered in dealing with fractures of the proximal segment of the femur and to set out our idea of solving these problems. An analysis is performed of classifications, an assessment is given of studying the adequate choice of a treatment modality, an attempt is made at formulating a doctrine of delivering qualified and specialized emergency medical service to those persons having been disabled for work, which could take account of all aspects of the injury under study. Indications for hemiarthroplasty are outlined, with the policy of primary sparing the joint elements by atraumatic osteosynthesis techniques being chosen in preference to any other policy.

  20. Proximal Femoral Nail versus Dynamic Hip Screw Fixation for Trochanteric Fractures: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Xiao Huang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to find out whether the proximal femoral nail was better than the dynamic hip screw in the treatment of trochanteric fractures with respect to operation time, blood transfusion, hospital stay, wound complications, number of reoperation, and mortality rate. Methods. All randomized controlled trials comparing proximal femoral nail and dynamic hip screw in the treatment of trochanteric fractures were included. Articles and conference data were extracted by two authors independently. Data was analyzed using RevMan 5.1 version. Eight trials involving 1348 fractures were retrieved. Results. Compared with DHS fixation, PFN fixation had similar operation time (95% CI: −15.28–2.40, P=0.15. Blood loss and transfusion during perioperative time were also comparable between the two fixations (95% CI: −301.39–28.11, P=0.10; 95% CI: −356.02–107.20, P=0.29, resp.. Outcomes of hospital stay (95% CI: −0.62–1.01, P=0.64, wound complication (95% CI: 0.66–1.67, P=0.82, mortality (95% CI: 0.83–1.30, P=0.72, and reoperation (95% CI: 0.61–1.54, P=0.90 were all similar between the two groups. Conclusion. PFN fixation shows the same effectiveness as DHS fixation in the parameters measured.

  1. Study of the interactions between proximal femur 3d bone shape, cartilage health, and biomechanics in patients with hip Osteoarthritis.

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    Pedoia, Valentina; Samaan, Michael A; Inamdar, Gaurav; Gallo, Matthew C; Souza, Richard B; Majumdar, Sharmila

    2017-07-08

    In this study quantitative MRI and gait analysis were used to investigate the relationships between proximal femur 3D bone shape, cartilage morphology, cartilage biochemical composition, and joint biomechanics in subject with hip Osteoarthritis (OA). Eighty subjects underwent unilateral hip MR-imaging: T1ρ and T2 relaxation times were extracted through voxel based relaxometry and bone shape was assessed with 3D MRI-based statistical shape modeling. In addition, 3D gait analysis was performed in seventy-six of the studied subjects. Associations between shape, cartilage lesion presence, severity, and cartilage T1ρ and T2 were analyzed with linear regression and statistical parametric mapping. An ad hoc analysis was performed to investigate biomechanics and shape associations. Our results showed that subjects with a higher neck shaft angle in the coronal plane (higher mode 1, coxa valga), thicker femoral neck and a less spherical femoral head (higher mode 5, pistol grip) exhibited more severe acetabular and femoral cartilage abnormalities, showing different interactions with demographics factors. Subjects with coxa valga also demonstrated a prolongation of T1ρ and T2. Subjects with pistol grip deformity exhibited reduced hip internal rotation angles and subjects with coxa valga exhibited higher peak hip adduction moment and moment impulse. The results of this study establish a clear relationship between 3D proximal femur shape variations and markers of hip joint degeneration-morphological, compositional, well as insight on the possible interactions with demographics and biomechanics, suggesting that 3D MRI-based bone shape maybe a promising biomarker of early hip joint degeneration. © 2017 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res. © 2017 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Use of intra-medullary stacked nailing in the reduction of proximal plastic deformity in a pediatric Monteggia fracture: a case report

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    Huntley James S

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction In a Monteggia fracture dislocation, it is important to reduce the ulnar fracture completely. Extensive plastic deformation of the proximal ulna may make reduction by closed manipulation impossible. Case presentation We report the case of a four-year-old Caucasian boy in whom the plastic deformation of the proximal ulna was reduced, and this reduction was maintained, using intra-medullary stacked nailing. Conclusion The technique of stacked nailing is a useful addition to the armamentarium in the management of the potentially awkward Monteggia fracture.

  3. Individual-specific multi-scale finite element simulation of cortical bone of human proximal femur

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    Ascenzi, Maria-Grazia, E-mail: mgascenzi@mednet.ucla.edu [UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation Bldg, Room 22-69, 1000 Veteran Avenue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Kawas, Neal P., E-mail: nealkawas@ucla.edu [UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation Bldg, Room 22-69, 1000 Veteran Avenue, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Lutz, Andre, E-mail: andre.lutz@hotmail.de [Institute of Biomechanics and Numerical Mechanics, Leibniz University Hannover, 30167 Hannover (Germany); Kardas, Dieter, E-mail: kardas@ibnm.uni-hannover.de [ContiTech Vibration Control, Jaedekamp 30 None, 30419 Hannover (Germany); Nackenhorst, Udo, E-mail: nackenhorst@ibnm.uni-hannover.de [Institute of Biomechanics and Numerical Mechanics, Leibniz University Hannover, 30167 Hannover (Germany); Keyak, Joyce H., E-mail: jhkeyak@uci.edu [Department of Radiological Sciences, Medical Sciences I, Bldg 811, Room B140, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-5000 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    We present an innovative method to perform multi-scale finite element analyses of the cortical component of the femur using the individual’s (1) computed tomography scan; and (2) a bone specimen obtained in conjunction with orthopedic surgery. The method enables study of micro-structural characteristics regulating strains and stresses under physiological loading conditions. The analysis of the micro-structural scenarios that cause variation of strain and stress is the first step in understanding the elevated strains and stresses in bone tissue, which are indicative of higher likelihood of micro-crack formation in bone, implicated in consequent remodeling or macroscopic bone fracture. Evidence that micro-structure varies with clinical history and contributes in significant, but poorly understood, ways to bone function, motivates the method’s development, as does need for software tools to investigate relationships between macroscopic loading and micro-structure. Three applications – varying region of interest, bone mineral density, and orientation of collagen type I, illustrate the method. We show, in comparison between physiological loading and simple compression of a patient’s femur, that strains computed at the multi-scale model’s micro-level: (i) differ; and (ii) depend on local collagen-apatite orientation and degree of calcification. Our findings confirm the strain concentration role of osteocyte lacunae, important for mechano-transduction. We hypothesize occurrence of micro-crack formation, leading either to remodeling or macroscopic fracture, when the computed strains exceed the elastic range observed in micro-structural testing.

  4. Diagnosis using nail matrix.

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    Richert, Bertrand; Caucanas, Marie; André, Josette

    2015-04-01

    Diagnosing nail matrix diseases requires knowledge of the nail matrix function and anatomy. This allows recognition of the clinical manifestations and assessment of potential surgical risk. Nail signs depend on the location within the matrix (proximal or distal) and the intensity, duration, and extent of the insult. Proximal matrix involvement includes nail surface irregularities (longitudinal lines, transverse lines, roughness of the nail surface, pitting, and superficial brittleness), whereas distal matrix insult induces longitudinal or transverse chromonychia. Clinical signs are described and their main causes are listed to enable readers to diagnose matrix disease from the nail's clinical features. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Intertrochanteric Fracture After Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty Managed with a Reconstruction Nail

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    Jason Chow

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Periprosthetic fractures after hip resurfacings are rare occurrences that can pose a challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. With hip resurfacings becoming more common, the prevalence of these fractures is likely to increase because these patients are usually younger and more active. We report a case of traumatic periprosthetic proximal femur fracture treated with a reconstruction intramedullary nail technique.

  6. A reliable method for measuring proximal tibia and distal femur bone mineral density using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

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    Bakkum, Arjan J. T.; Janssen, Thomas W. J.; Rolf, Marijn P.; Roos, Jan C.; Burcksen, Jos; Knol, Dirk L.; de Groot, Sonja

    Purpose: To assess the intra- and inter-rater reliability of a standardized protocol for measuring proximal tibia and distal femur bone mineral density (BMD) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Methods: Ten able-bodied individuals (7 males) participated in this study. During one

  7. Estimation of femoral bone density from trabecular direct wave and cortical guided wave ultrasound velocities measured at the proximal femur in vivo

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    Barkmann, Reinhard; Dencks, Stefanie; Bremer, Alexander

    2008-01-01

    Bone mineral density (BMD) of the proximal femur is a predictor of hip fracture risk. We developed a Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) scanner for measurements at this site with similar performance (FemUS). In this study we tested if ultrasound velocities of direct waves through trabecular bone and o...

  8. Coffee consumption and CYP1A2 genotype in relation to bone mineral density of the proximal femur in elderly men and women: a cohort study

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    Lind Lars

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Drinking coffee has been linked to reduced calcium conservation, but it is less clear whether it leads to sustained bone mineral loss and if individual predisposition for caffeine metabolism might be important in this context. Therefore, the relation between consumption of coffee and bone mineral density (BMD at the proximal femur in men and women was studied, taking into account, for the first time, genotypes for cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2 associated with metabolism of caffeine. Methods Dietary intakes of 359 men and 358 women (aged 72 years, participants of the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS, were assessed by a 7-day food diary. Two years later, BMD for total proximal femur, femoral neck and trochanteric regions of the proximal femur were measured by Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA. Genotypes of CYP1A2 were determined. Adjusted means of BMD for each category of coffee consumption were calculated. Results Men consuming 4 cups of coffee or more per day had 4% lower BMD at the proximal femur (p = 0.04 compared with low or non-consumers of coffee. This difference was not observed in women. In high consumers of coffee, those with rapid metabolism of caffeine (C/C genotype had lower BMD at the femoral neck (p = 0.01 and at the trochanter (p = 0.03 than slow metabolizers (T/T and C/T genotypes. Calcium intake did not modify the relation between coffee and BMD. Conclusion High consumption of coffee seems to contribute to a reduction in BMD of the proximal femur in elderly men, but not in women. BMD was lower in high consumers of coffee with rapid metabolism of caffeine, suggesting that rapid metabolizers of caffeine may constitute a risk group for bone loss induced by coffee.

  9. Does lean tissue mass accrual during adolescence influence bone structural strength at the proximal femur in young adulthood?

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    Jackowski, S A; Lanovaz, J L; Van Oort, C; Baxter-Jones, A D G

    2014-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify whether young adult bone structural strength at the hip is associated with adolescent lean tissue mass (LTM) accrual. It was observed that those individuals who accrued more LTM from adolescence to adulthood had significantly greater adult bone structural strength at the hip. The purpose of this study was to identify whether young adult bone cross-sectional area (CSA), section modulus (Z), and outer diameter (OD) at the hip were associated with adolescent LTM accrual. One hundred three young adult participants (55 males, 48 females) were tertiled into adolescent LTM accrual groupings. LTM accrual was assessed by serial measures using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) from adolescence to young adulthood (21.3 ± 1.3 years). CSA, Z, and OD at the narrow neck (NN) and femoral shaft (S) sites of the proximal femur were assessed in young adulthood (21.3 ± 4.5 years), using hip structural analysis. Group differences were assessed using an analysis of covariance, controlling for adult height, weight, sex, and physical activity levels. It was found that individuals with higher adjusted adolescent LTM accrual had significantly greater adult adjusted values of NNCSA (2.49 ± 0.06 vs 2.77 ± 0.07 cm(2)), NN Z (1.18 ± 0.04 vs 1.37 ± 0.04 cm(3)), NN OD (3.07 ± 0.04 vs 3.21 ± 0.04 cm), SCSA (3.45 ± 0.08 vs 3.88 ± 0.09 cm(3)), and SZ (1.77 ± 0.05 vs 2.00 ± 0.05 cm(3)) than individuals with lower LTM accrual (p femur.

  10. Site-specific advantages in skeletal geometry and strength at the proximal femur and forearm in young female gymnasts.

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    Dowthwaite, Jodi N; Rosenbaum, Paula F; Scerpella, Tamara A

    2012-05-01

    We evaluated site-specific skeletal adaptation to loading during growth, comparing radius (RAD) and femoral neck (FN) DXA scans in young female gymnasts (GYM) and non-gymnasts (NON). Subjects from an ongoing longitudinal study (8-26yr old) underwent annual DXA scans (proximal femur, forearm, total body) and anthropometry, completing maturity and physical activity questionnaires. This cross-sectional analysis used the most recent data meeting the following criteria: gynecological age ≤2.5yr post-menarche; and GYM annual mean gymnastic exposure ≥5.0h/wk in the prior year. Bone geometric and strength indices were derived from scans for 173 subjects (8-17yr old) via hip structural analysis (femoral narrow neck, NN) and similar radius formulae (1/3 and Ultradistal (UD)). Maturity was coded as M1 (Tanner I breast), M2 (pre-menarche, ≥Tanner II breast) or M3 (post-menarche). ANOVA and chi square compared descriptive data. Two factor ANCOVA adjusted for age, height, total body non-bone lean mass and percent body fat; significance was tested for main effects and interactions between gymnastic exposure and maturity. At the distal radius, GYM means were significantly greater than NON means for all variables (padvantages only in M1 and M3; for BMC and buckling ratio, M1 advantages were greatest); 2) 1/3 radius BMC, width, endosteal diameter, cortical cross-sectional area, and section modulus (GYM advantages primarily post-menarche); and 3) UD radius BMC and axial compressive strength (GYM advantages were larger with greater maturity, greatest post-menarche). Maturity-specific comparisons suggested site-specific skeletal adaptation to loading during growth, with greater advantages at the radius versus the proximal femur. At the radius, GYM advantages included greater bone width, cortical cross-sectional area and cortical thickness; in contrast, at the femoral neck, GYM bone tissue cross-sectional area and cortical thickness were greater, but bone width was narrower than

  11. Anatomic study of the proximal third of the femur: femoroacetabular impact and the cam effect

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    Pedro José Labronici; Sergio Delmonte Alves; Anselmo Fernandes da Silva; Gilberto Ribeiro Giuberti; Rolix Hoffmann; Justino Nóbrega de Azevedo Neto; Jorge Luiz Mezzalira Penedo

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    OBJETIVO: Analisar as varia��ões anatômicas da extremidade proximal do fêmur que pudessem desenvolver o impacto femoroacetabular. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 199 espécimes anatômicos de fêmures esqueleticamente maduros. Os fêmures foram medidos para determinar o ângulo da anteversão do colo femoral, ângulo cervicodiafisário, esfericidade da cabeça femoral em ântero-posterior e súpero-inferior, ângulo entre a epífise e o colo femoral anterior, ângulo entre a epífise e o colo em perfil, distância...

  12. Using anisotropic 3D Minkowski functionals for trabecular bone characterization and biomechanical strength prediction in proximal femur specimens

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    Nagarajan, Mahesh B.; De, Titas; Lochmüller, Eva-Maria; Eckstein, Felix; Wismüller, Axel

    2014-04-01

    The ability of Anisotropic Minkowski Functionals (AMFs) to capture local anisotropy while evaluating topological properties of the underlying gray-level structures has been previously demonstrated. We evaluate the ability of this approach to characterize local structure properties of trabecular bone micro-architecture in ex vivo proximal femur specimens, as visualized on multi-detector CT, for purposes of biomechanical bone strength prediction. To this end, volumetric AMFs were computed locally for each voxel of volumes of interest (VOI) extracted from the femoral head of 146 specimens. The local anisotropy captured by such AMFs was quantified using a fractional anisotropy measure; the magnitude and direction of anisotropy at every pixel was stored in histograms that served as a feature vectors that characterized the VOIs. A linear multi-regression analysis algorithm was used to predict the failure load (FL) from the feature sets; the predicted FL was compared to the true FL determined through biomechanical testing. The prediction performance was measured by the root mean square error (RMSE) for each feature set. The best prediction performance was obtained from the fractional anisotropy histogram of AMF Euler Characteristic (RMSE = 1.01 ± 0.13), which was significantly better than MDCT-derived mean BMD (RMSE = 1.12 ± 0.16, p<0.05). We conclude that such anisotropic Minkowski Functionals can capture valuable information regarding regional trabecular bone quality and contribute to improved bone strength prediction, which is important for improving the clinical assessment of osteoporotic fracture risk.

  13. The impact of proximal femur geometry on fracture type--a comparison between cervical and trochanteric fractures with two parameters.

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    Panula, J; Sävelä, M; Jaatinen, P T; Aarnio, P; Kivelä, S-L

    2008-01-01

    Only a few studies have tested the ability of proximal femur geometry parameters to discriminate between cervical hip fractures and those of the trochanter. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the geometrical differences between these two fracture types by measuring the neck shaft angle (NSA) and the femoral neck axis length (FNAL). We also compared the distributions of these parameters and the distributions of fracture type by gender. A retrospective analysis was made in a population-based material of 428 hip fractures collected during a two-year period from 1999 to 2000 (323 women and 105 men aged 65 years or older). NSA and FNAL were manually measured from pelvic radiographs. No significant differences in NSA or FNAL were found between cervical and trochanteric hip fractures in women or in men. Men had significantly higher NSA and FNAL than women. Age was not related to these geometrical parameters. The distributions by fracture type were similar in both genders. The different pathogenesis of cervical and trochanteric hip fractures cannot be explained by NSA or FNAL. A standardized measurement setup is needed when evaluating the role of hip geometry in fracture patients.

  14. Pelvis width associated with bone mass distribution at the proximal femur in children 10–11 years old

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    Cardadeiro, Graça; Baptista, Fátima; Janz, Kathleen F.; Rodrigues, Luís A.; Sardinha, Luís B.

    2015-01-01

    Differences in skeletal geometry may generate different patterns of mechanical loading to bone. Impact and muscle loading during physical activity have been shown to influence skeletal geometry. The purpose of this study was to compare geometric measures of the pelvis and proximal femur (PF) of young children and to analyze the contribution and potential interaction of these geometric measures with physical activity on PF bone mass distribution. Participants were 149 girls and 145 boys, aged 10–11 years. Total body and left hip DXA scans were used to derive pelvic and PF geometric measures and PF bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck (FN), trochanter (TR), and intertrochanter (IT). These subregions were used to represent bone mass distribution via three BMD ratios: FN:PF, TR:PF, and IT:PF. Physical activity was objectively measured using accelerometry, and maturity was estimated as the years of distance from peak height velocity. When compared to boys, girls had a wider pelvic diameter and greater interacetabular distances (p pelvis than boys, which accounted for proportionally greater BMD of the TR than other subregions of the PF. PMID:23744478

  15. Estimation of Purkait's triangle method and alternative models for sex assessment from the proximal femur in the Spanish population.

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    Djorojevic, Mirjana; Roldán, Concepción; Botella, Miguel; Alemán, Inmaculada

    2016-01-01

    The current study was undertaken to test the validity and reproducibility of the Purkait triangle method and some alternative proposals for sex prediction from the proximal femur in the adult population of Spain. To that end, sexual dimorphism of the maximum femoral head diameter and the minimum femoral neck diameter were also evaluated. The study was conducted on 186 femora (109 males and 77 females) taken from the San José collection of identified individuals (Southern Spain). Discriminant function analyses (DFA) employing the jackknife procedure for cross-validations were considered. Overall, more than 94% of individuals of both sexes were correctly classified. The most dimorphic single variable from the triangle method was the intertrochanteric apex distance (BC) that reached 85.5% accuracy, falling below those obtained for the femoral head and femoral neck diameter, respectively, (89.8 and 91.9%). Combining BC with the neck diameter, the predictive ability increased to 92.5%; when femoral head diameter was added to the latter two, the classification success rate improved further up to 94.6% (94.1% after cross-validation). We conclude that the classification success rates of the Purkait's method remained considerably below any of those obtained with the models proposed in the present study which proved to be a much better and more reliable choice both as single predictors and in combination with other variables.

  16. The importance of early rehabilitation in proximal humeral fracture: A clinical trial of efficacy and safety of a new endomedullary nail.

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    Caforio, Marco; Maniscalco, Pietro

    2017-01-01

    The aim of the surgical treatment in proximal humeral fractures is to maintain bone alignment facilitating an early shoulder mobilization. This can be obtained with the use of an endomedullary nail with specific characteristics: a proximal angular multiplanar stability and the possibility to place proximal screws in the calcar region. The objective of this randomized controlled trial is to investigate the effects of an early rehabilitation program in 3-part proximal humeral fractures treated with endomedullary nailing. 126 patients treated with the Diphos Proximal Humeral Nail (PHN), followed with an Intensive Rehabilitation Program (IRP) started in the second postoperative day, were compared to 62 patients with a Standard Rehabilitation Program (SRP) where shoulder mobilization started after 3 weeks. The age of patients was under 65 years. Main Outcome measures were improvement of shoulder function based on Constant Score and quality of life on DASH questionnaire at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery. Safety outcome was no loss of radiological reduction at any follow-up control. A difference considered statistically significant (95% confidence interval) was demonstrated by Constant scores at 3 and 6 months and by DASH questionnaire scores at 1 month after surgery between IRP and SRP groups, however without loss of radiological reduction and maintaining the full fracture healing at the same mean period of 1,8 ± 0,7 months. This experience allows to highlight essential features of this new kind of endomedullary humeral nail, by its mechanical properties, in proximal humeral fractures in order to permit an early rehabilitation without creating displaced or consolidation delay. III, randomized clinical-case-control study.

  17. Nutrition and nail disease.

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    Cashman, Michael W; Sloan, Steven Brett

    2010-01-01

    The nail is a specialized keratinous skin appendage that grows approximately 2 to 3 mm per month, with complete replacement achieved in 6 to 9 months. Although this structure can be easily overlooked, nail disorders comprise approximately 10% of all dermatologic conditions. This contribution first provides an overview on the basic anatomy of the nail that will delineate between the nail unit (eg, hyponychium, nail bed, proximal nail fold, and matrix) and anatomic components not part of the nail unit (eg, lateral nail folds, nail plate, and eponychium). The function of each nail structure will also be presented. The chemical profile of the normal nail plate is reviewed with a discussion of its keratin content (hair type keratin vs epithelial type keratin), sulfur content, and mineral composition, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, sodium, and copper. The remainder will focus on nail manifestations seen in states of malnutrition. Virtually every nutritional deficiency can affect the growth of the nail in some manner. Finally, the discussion will include anecdotal use of nutritional and dietary supplements in the setting of brittle nail syndrome as well as a brief overview of biotin and its promising utility in the treatment of nail disorders. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Fixation of 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus: Can we identify radiological criteria that support locking plates or IM nailing? Comparative, retrospective study of 107 cases.

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    Gadea, F; Favard, L; Boileau, P; Cuny, C; d'Ollone, T; Saragaglia, D; Sirveaux, F

    2016-12-01

    No objective criteria exist to help surgeons choose between IM nailing and plate fixation for 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus. The goal of this study was to identify radiological criteria that would make one technique a better choice than the other. This was a comparative, multicentre, retrospective study of 54 cases of antegrade nailing and 53 cases of plating performed between 1st January 2009 and 31 December 2011 for 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus. All patients had a minimum radiological and clinical follow-up of 18 months. The functional outcomes were evaluated using the weighted Constant score; a poor result was defined as a weighted Constant scorehumeral head and tuberosities; morphology of the medial column (i.e. calcar comminution, posteromedial hinge, size of metaphyseal head extension); occurrence of avascular necrosis (AVN). After an average follow-up of 42 months, the weighted Constant scores and rate of poor outcomes were 77% and 48% in the nail group and 81% and 38% in the plate group, respectively (ns). The humeral head was reduced into an anatomical position, valgus or varus in 57%, 30% and 13% of cases in the nail group, and 58%, 29% and 13% in the plate group, respectively. The tuberosities healed in an anatomical position in 72% of nail cases and 70% of plate cases (ns). Only the presence of a medial hinge preoperatively had an effect on the functional outcomes in the nail and plate groups: the weighted Constant scores (P=0.05) and rate of poor outcomes (P=0.02) were 82% and 52% in the nail group and 97% and 9% in the plate group, respectively. The complication rates were comparable: the rates of AVN and articular screw penetration were 17% and 11% in the nail group, and 15% and 11% in the plate group, respectively. The surgical revision rate was 18.5% in the nail group and 30% in the plate group. If the medial hinge is preserved, we recommend locking plate fixation. In other cases, either technique can be used as long as the

  19. The Relationship between Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Bone Mineral Density of Proximal Femur: A Cross-Sectional Study from a Korean Population in Women

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    Im, Gun-Il; Kwon, Oh-jin; Kim, Chang Hee

    2014-01-01

    Background The relationship between osteoarthritis (OA) and osteoporosis (OP) is complicated and it may differ according to the site or stage of disease. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to examine the relationship between the severity of radiological knee OA and the degree of OP in the ipsilateral proximal femur as denoted by bone mineral density (BMD) in a Korean population, especially among women. Methods One hundred ninety-five female patients who had knee pain and radiologica...

  20. Bone loss at the distal femur and proximal tibia in persons with spinal cord injury: imaging approaches, risk of fracture, and potential treatment options.

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    Cirnigliaro, C M; Myslinski, M J; La Fountaine, M F; Kirshblum, S C; Forrest, G F; Bauman, W A

    2017-03-01

    Persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergo immediate unloading of the skeleton and, as a result, have severe bone loss below the level of lesion associated with increased risk of long-bone fractures. The pattern of bone loss in individuals with SCI differs from other forms of secondary osteoporosis because the skeleton above the level of lesion remains unaffected, while marked bone loss occurs in the regions of neurological impairment. Striking demineralization of the trabecular epiphyses of the distal femur (supracondylar) and proximal tibia occurs, with the knee region being highly vulnerable to fracture because many accidents occur while sitting in a wheelchair, making the knee region the first point of contact to any applied force. To quantify bone mineral density (BMD) at the knee, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and/or computed tomography (CT) bone densitometry are routinely employed in the clinical and research settings. A detailed review of imaging methods to acquire and quantify BMD at the distal femur and proximal tibia has not been performed to date but, if available, would serve as a reference for clinicians and researchers. This article will discuss the risk of fracture at the knee in persons with SCI, imaging methods to acquire and quantify BMD at the distal femur and proximal tibia, and treatment options available for prophylaxis against or reversal of osteoporosis in individuals with SCI.

  1. Forecasting Proximal Femur and Wrist Fracture Caused by a Fall to the Side during Space Exploration Missions to the Moon and Mars

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    Lewandowski, Beth E.; Myers, Jerry G.; Sulkowski, C.; Ruehl, K.; Licata, A.

    2008-01-01

    The possibility of bone fracture in space is a concern due to the negative impact it could have on a mission. The Bone Fracture Risk Module (BFxRM) developed at the NASA Glenn Research Center is a statistical simulation that quantifies the probability of bone fracture at specific skeletal locations for particular activities or events during space exploration missions. This paper reports fracture probability predictions for the proximal femur and wrist resulting from a fall to the side during an extravehicular activity (EVA) on specific days of lunar and Martian exploration missions. The risk of fracture at the proximal femur on any given day of the mission is small and fairly constant, although it is slightly greater towards the end of the mission, due to a reduction in proximal femur bone mineral density (BMD). The risk of wrist fracture is greater than the risk of hip fracture and there is an increased risk on Mars since it has a higher gravitational environment than the moon. The BFxRM can be used to help manage the risk of bone fracture in space as an engineering tool that is used during mission operation and resource planning.

  2. The incidence of fracture of the proximal femur in two million Canadians from 1972 to 1984. Projections for Canada in the year 2006.

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    Martin, A D; Silverthorn, K G; Houston, C S; Bernhardson, S; Wajda, A; Roos, L L

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    Reported increases in the number of fractures of the proximal femur in Europe are greater than can be explained by demographic changes alone. This trend was assessed in Canada by examining hospital discharge records from the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba from 1972 to 1984. The annual number of first fractures of the proximal femur in persons older than 50 years of age increased 59.7% in women and 42.2% in men during this time period. In most of the five-year age groups the percentage of increase in the number of fractures exceeded the percentage of increase in population of that age group. Annual age-specific incidences (by five-year age groups) increased exponentially with age, doubling every six years, and reached a maximum value of 4% in women older than 90 years of age. Annual age-adjusted incidences increased significantly over the study period in men and women. For the whole of Canada in 1987, it is estimated that there were 13,193 first fractures of the proximal femur in women and 4610 in men, and that in the year 2006 these will rise to 22,922 and 7846, respectively. The actual increase will be considerably greater if the age-specific incidences continue to increase as they have from 1972 to 1984. The gradual decline in physical activity, which contributes to bone loss, may be one etiological factor of this trend during the last half century.

  3. Coronal subluxation of the proximal tibia relative to the distal femur after opening wedge high tibial osteotomy.

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    Akamatsu, Yasushi; Ohno, Satoshi; Kobayashi, Hideo; Kusayama, Yoshihiro; Kumagai, Ken; Saito, Tomoyuki

    2017-01-01

    The coronal subluxation of the proximal tibia relative to the distal femur is a common radiological finding in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The purpose was to evaluate whether the coronal subluxation was corrected after opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO), and whether this subluxation was one cause of inconsistency between the actual and predicted alignments (correction loss). Fifty-one patients (55 knees) were treated with OWHTO. The change of location between the intersection points of the femoral and tibial axes on the tibial plateau (subluxation-C), the change of location between the lines through the most lateral points of the lateral femoral and tibial condyles (subluxation-L), and joint space angle (JSA) were compared in standing knee radiographs before and one year after OWHTO. The subluxation-C and subluxation-L were converted to a percentage of the tibial plateau width. The mean subluxation-C of 6.5% before OWHTO significantly increased to a mean subluxation-C of 7.3% one year after OWHTO. The mean subluxation-L of 6.3% and JSA of 4.5° before OWHTO significantly decreased to a subluxation-L of 1.8% and JSA of 3.3° one year after OWHTO. The change in subluxation-L correlated with the change in femorotibial angle and correction loss (r=0.634, Pfemur after OWHTO. This medial shift correlated with the correction loss. The coronal subluxation might be one cause of correction loss. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Variable Flip Angle 3D Fast Spin-Echo Sequence Combined with Outer Volume Suppression for Imaging Trabecular Bone Structure of the Proximal Femur

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    Han, Misung; Chiba, Ko; Banerjee, Suchandrima; Carballido-Gamio, Julio; Krug, Roland

    2014-01-01

    Purpose To demonstrate the feasibility of using a variable flip angle 3D fast spin-echo (3D VFA-FSE) sequence combined with outer volume suppression for imaging of trabecular bone structure at the proximal femur in vivo at 3T. Materials and Methods The 3D VFA-FSE acquisition was optimized to minimize blurring and to provide high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) from bone marrow. Outer volume suppression was achieved by applying three quadratic-phase radio-frequency pulses. The SNR and trabecular bone structures from 3D VFA-FSE was compared with those from previously demonstrated multiple-acquisition 3D balanced steady-state free precision (bSSFP) using theoretical simulations, ex vivo experiments, and in vivo experiments. Results Our simulation demonstrated that 3D VFA-FSE can provide at least 35% higher SNR than 3D bSSFP, which was confirmed by the ex vivo and in vivo experiments. The ex vivo experiments demonstrated a good correlation and agreement between bone structural paramters obtained with the two sequences. The proposed sequence depicted trabecular bone structure at the proxiaml femur in vivo well without visible suppression artifacts and provided a mean SNR of 11.0. Conclusion The reduced-FOV 3D VFA-FSE sequence can depict the trabecular bone structure of the proximal femur in vivo with minimal blurring and high SNR efficiency. PMID:24956149

  5. What Sport Activity Levels Are Achieved in Patients After Resection and Endoprosthetic Reconstruction for a Proximal Femur Bone Sarcoma?

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    Hobusch, Gerhard M; Bollmann, Jakob; Puchner, Stephan E; Lang, Nikolaus W; Hofstaetter, Jochen G; Funovics, Philipp T; Windhager, Reinhard

    2017-03-01

    patients available for study, we could not determine that prosthetic failures were associated with sport activity levels. Patients who survive primary malignant bone tumors in the proximal femur reconstructed by megaprostheses are able to perform some sports activities. The estimates of activity levels made in this study probably are best-case estimates, given that some patients were lost to followup; patients unaccounted for might not be doing as well as those represented here. Also, the degree to which sports participation influences implant durability remains, for the most part, unanswered; studies with more patients and longer followup will be needed to determine to what degree prosthesis survivorship relates to sporting activity levels. Most patients perform low-impact sports and at a lower level than they had preoperatively. Because this is a preliminary study of a select group of patients, further information is necessary to weight the benefits of higher sports activity levels against potential risks. If this can be confirmed in a larger number of patients, the information may guide surgeons in their discussion with patients preoperatively and give them some objective assessment of what to expect regarding sports activities. Level IV, therapeutic study.

  6. Quantitative local topological texture properties obtained from radiographs of the proximal femur in patients with pertrochanteric and transcervical hip fractures

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    Boehm, H. F.; Lutz, J.; Koerner, M.; Notohamiprodjo, M.; Reiser, M.

    2009-02-01

    The incidence of osteoporosis and associated fractures becomes an increasingly relevant issue for the public health institutions of industrialized nations. Fractures of the hip represent the worst complication of osteoporosis with a significantly elevated rate of mortality. Prediction of fracture risk is a major focus of osteoporosis research and, over the years, has been approched from different angles. There exist two distinct subtypes of transcervical and pertrochanteric hip fracture that can be distinguished on the basis of the anatomical location of the injury. While the epidemiology of hip fractures has been well described, typically, little or no distinction is made between the subtypes. The object of this study was to determine whether local topological texture properties based on the Minkowski Functionals (MF) obtained from standard radiographs of the proximal femur in patients with hip fracture can be used to differentiate between the two types of fracture pattern. The texture features were extracted from standardized regions of interest (femoral head, neck, and pertrochanteric region) in clinical radiographs of the hip obtained from 90 post-menopausal women (69.8 +/- 7.9 yrs). 30 of the women had sustained pertrochanteric fractures, 30 had transcervical hip fractures and 30 were age-matched controls. We determined an optimized topological parameter MF2Dloc using an integrative filtering procedure based on a sliding-windows algorithm. Statistical relationship between the fracture type (pertrochanteric/transcervical) and the value of MF2Dloc was assessed by receiver-operator characteristic (ROC) analysis. Depending on the anatomical location of the region of interest for texture analysis correct classification of tanscervial and pertrochanteric fractures ranged from AUC = 0.79 to 0.98. In conclusion, quantitative texture properties of trabecular bone extracted from radiographs of the hip can be used to identify patients with hip fracture and to distinguish

  7. Three-dimensional micro-level computational study of Wolff's law via trabecular bone remodeling in the human proximal femur using design space topology optimization.

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    Boyle, Christopher; Kim, Il Yong

    2011-03-15

    The law of bone remodeling, commonly referred to as Wolff's Law, asserts that the internal trabecular bone adapts to external loadings, reorienting with the principal stress trajectories to maximize mechanical efficiency creating a naturally optimum structure. The goal of the current study was to utilize an advanced structural optimization algorithm, called design space optimization (DSO), to perform a micro-level three-dimensional finite element bone remodeling simulation on the human proximal femur and analyse the results to determine the validity of Wolff's hypothesis. DSO optimizes the layout of material by iteratively distributing it into the areas of highest loading, while simultaneously changing the design domain to increase computational efficiency. The result is a "fully stressed" structure with minimized compliance and increased stiffness. The large-scale computational simulation utilized a 175 μm mesh resolution and the routine daily loading activities of walking and stair climbing. The resulting anisotropic trabecular architecture was compared to both Wolff's trajectory hypothesis and natural femur samples from literature using a variety of visualization techniques, including radiography and computed tomography (CT). The results qualitatively revealed several anisotropic trabecular regions, that were comparable to the natural human femurs. Quantitatively, the various regional bone volume fractions from the computational results were consistent with quantitative CT analyses. The global strain energy proceeded to become more uniform during optimization; implying increased mechanical efficiency was achieved. The realistic simulated trabecular geometry suggests that the DSO method can accurately predict bone adaptation due to mechanical loading and that the proximal femur is an optimum structure as the Wolff hypothesized. Crown Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Gamma and other cephalocondylic intramedullary nails versus extramedullary implants for extracapsular hip fractures in adults.

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    Parker, Martyn J; Handoll, Helen H G

    2008-07-16

    Two types of implants used for the surgical fixation of extracapsular hip fractures are cephalocondylic intramedullary nails, which are inserted into the femoral canal proximally to distally across the fracture, and extramedullary implants (e.g. the sliding hip screw). To compare cephalocondylic intramedullary nails with extramedullary implants for extracapsular hip fractures in adults. We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register (June 2007), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library 2007, Issue 2), MEDLINE (1966 to June week 3 2007), EMBASE (1988 to 2007 Week 27), the UK National Research Register, orthopaedic journals, conference proceedings and reference lists of articles. All randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials comparing cephalocondylic nails with extramedullary implants for extracapsular hip fractures. Both authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. Wherever appropriate, results were pooled. Predominantly older people with mainly trochanteric fractures were treated in the 36 included trials.Twenty-two trials (3871 participants) compared the Gamma nail with the sliding hip screw (SHS). The Gamma nail was associated with an increased risk of operative and later fracture of the femur and an increased reoperation rate. There were no major differences between implants in the wound infection, mortality or medical complications.Five trials (623 participants) compared the intramedullary hip screw (IMHS) with the SHS. Fracture fixation complications were more common in the IMHS group; all cases of operative and later fracture of the femur occurred in this group. Results for post-operative complications, mortality and functional outcomes were similar in the two groups. Three trials (394 participants) showed no difference in fracture fixation complications, reoperation, wound infection and length of hospital stay for proximal femoral nail (PFN) compared with the SHS

  9. “Internal fixation of proximal humeral fractures using the Polarus intramedullary nail: our institutional experience and review of the literature”

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    Giannoudis Peter V

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The purpose of this study is to evaluate the functional outcome, union and complication rates after surgical treatment of unstable or displaced proximal humeral fractures using the Polarus intramedullary nail, by reviewing our institutional experience and the relevant current literature. Methods Twenty-seven patients were treated operatively for proximal humeral fracture using the Polarus nail. Fractures were classified according to Neer’s classification. A number of parameters including patient demographics, mechanism of injury, operative time, time to union and complications were recorded. Functional outcome was evaluated using the Constant Shoulder Score. A comparison among functional outcomes in patients >60 years in relation to the younger ones was performed. Moreover, a review of the literature was carried out to evaluate the overall union and complication rates. Results Two patients lost to follow-up were excluded from the analysis. For the twenty-five patients (mean age: 61 years, the mean follow-up was 36 months. There were 7 complications (28%, including one fixation failure, four protruded screws, one superficial infection and one case of impingement. The union rate was 96% (mean time to union: 4.2 months. The mean Constant score was 74.5 (range: 48–89. Patients under the age of 60 had a better functional outcome compared to patients >60 years of age (p0.05. From the literature review and from a total of 215 patients treated with a Polarus nail, the mean union rate was 95.8%, the overall reported complication rate, including both minor and major complications, ranged widely from 9.3% up to 70%. Conclusions The Polarus nail was found to be an effective implant for stabilisation of proximal humeral fractures. Functional outcome is for the vast majority of the cases excellent or good, but in elderly patients a lower Constant score can be expected.

  10. Bone mineral density measurements of the proximal femur from routine contrast-enhanced MDCT data sets correlate with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.

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    Gruber, M; Bauer, J S; Dobritz, M; Beer, A J; Wolf, P; Woertler, K; Rummeny, E J; Baum, T

    2013-02-01

    To evaluate the utility of femoral bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in routine contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (ceMDCT) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as the reference standard. Forty-one patients (33 women, 8 men) underwent DXA measurement of the proximal femur. Subsequently, transverse sections of routine ceMDCT of these patients were used to measure BMD of the femoral head and femoral neck. The MDCT-to-DXA conversion equations for BMD and T-score were calculated using linear regression analysis. The conversion equations were applied to the MDCT data sets of 382 patients (120 women, 262 men) of whom 74 had osteoporotic fractures. A correlation coefficient of r = 0.84 (P < 0.05) was calculated for BMD(MDCT) values of the femoral head and DXA T-scores of the total proximal femur using the conversion equation T-score = 0.021 × BMD(MDCT) - 5.90. The correlation coefficient for the femoral neck was r = 0.79 (P < 0.05) with the conversion equation T-score = 0.016 × BMD(MDCT) - 4.28. Accordingly, converted T-scores for the femoral neck in patients with versus those without osteoporotic fractures were significantly different (female, -1.83 versus -1.47; male, -1.86 versus -1.47; P < 0.05). BMD measurements of the proximal femur were computed in routine contrast-enhanced MDCT and converted to DXA T-scores, which adequately differentiated patients with and without osteoporotic fractures.

  11. Bone mineral density measurements of the proximal femur from routine contrast-enhanced MDCT data sets correlate with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

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    Gruber, M. [Medical University of Vienna, Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Vienna (Austria); Bauer, J.S.; Dobritz, M.; Woertler, K.; Rummeny, E.J.; Baum, T. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Radiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany); Beer, A.J. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Munich (Germany); Wolf, P. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Institute for Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Munich (Germany)

    2013-02-15

    To evaluate the utility of femoral bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in routine contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (ceMDCT) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as the reference standard. Forty-one patients (33 women, 8 men) underwent DXA measurement of the proximal femur. Subsequently, transverse sections of routine ceMDCT of these patients were used to measure BMD of the femoral head and femoral neck. The MDCT-to-DXA conversion equations for BMD and T-score were calculated using linear regression analysis. The conversion equations were applied to the MDCT data sets of 382 patients (120 women, 262 men) of whom 74 had osteoporotic fractures. A correlation coefficient of r = 0.84 (P < 0.05) was calculated for BMD{sub MDCT} values of the femoral head and DXA T-scores of the total proximal femur using the conversion equation T-score = 0.021 x BMD{sub MDCT} - 5.90. The correlation coefficient for the femoral neck was r = 0.79 (P < 0.05) with the conversion equation T-score = 0.016 x BMD{sub MDCT} - 4.28. Accordingly, converted T-scores for the femoral neck in patients with versus those without osteoporotic fractures were significantly different (female, -1.83 versus -1.47; male, -1.86 versus -1.47; P < 0.05). BMD measurements of the proximal femur were computed in routine contrast-enhanced MDCT and converted to DXA T-scores, which adequately differentiated patients with and without osteoporotic fractures. (orig.)

  12. Age estimation in a sub-adult Western Australian population based on the analysis of the pelvic girdle and proximal femur.

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    Sullivan, Siobhan; Flavel, Ambika; Franklin, Daniel

    2017-10-16

    The accurate and precise estimation of skeletal age by a forensic anthropologist is both a professional and judicial requirement. When unknown skeletal remains are referred to the anthropologist, the estimation of the requisite biological attributes (e.g., age and sex) should accordingly be based on the application of population-specific standards (statistical data). Deviations from the latter practice may result in reduced accuracy and compromised identification. Towards informing appropriate forensic practice, the aim of the present study is to develop statistically quantified age estimation models for a contemporary sub-adult Western Australian population based on the timing of fusion in the os coxa and proximal femur. The study sample comprises 562 known age and sex MDCT scans (292 male, 270 female) representing contemporary Western Australian individuals birth through 30 years of age. Scans are viewed in multi-planar reconstructed (MPR) and/or three-dimensionally reconstructed images using OsiriX(®). Fusion status is scored according to a three-stage system across a total of nine sites in the proximal femur and os coxae. Observer accordance, bilateral asymmetry and sex-specific variation in fusion timing are statistically quantified. Polynomial regression is used to formulate age prediction models; transition analysis is used to calculate age ranges and determine the mean age for transition between an unfused, fusing and fused status. Observer accordance in stage assignation is acceptable (ϰ=0.79) and there is no significant bilateral variation in fusion timing. It was found that the mean age of commencement of fusion is significantly earlier (∼2 years) in females. The accuracy (SEE) of the polynomial models ranges from ±3.29 to ±3.80 years and the transition analysis shows that fusion of the iliac crest is delayed in comparison to other attributes of os coxa and proximal femur. Results of the present study confirm that the pelvic girdle and proximal

  13. Management of long bone fractures using SIGN nail: experience ...

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    Background: Intramedullary nailing with interlocking nails has become the treatment of choice for closed diaphyseal fractures of femur and tibia. When possible locked nailing should be performed as a closed procedure. Fractures fixed by interlocking nailing have comparatively less complications in fracture healing.

  14. Complications of the Bailey-Dubow elongating nail in osteogenesis imperfecta: 34 children with 110 nails

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    Janus, G. J.; Vanpaemel, L. A.; Engelbert, R. H.; Pruijs, H. E.

    1999-01-01

    The Bailey-Dubow nail, inserted in the femur or tibia of 34 children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), was studied retrospectively. Comparing the various groups of OI, no significant difference was found. Location of the nail (tibia or femur) did not influence the complication rate significantly.

  15. Measurements of bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and proximal femur using lunar prodigy and the new pencil-beam dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

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    Choi, Dongil [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Clinical Trial Center, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Deog-Yoon [Kyung Hee University, Department of Nuclear Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Han, Chung Soo [Kyung Hee University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Seonwoo [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Clinical Trial Center, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Samsung Medical Center, Biostatistics Unit, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Bok, Hae Sook [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Clinical Trial Center, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Huh, Wooseong [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Clinical Trial Center, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Ko, Jae-Wook [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Clinical Trial Center, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Hong, Sung Hwa [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Clinical Trial Center, Clinical Research Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-11-15

    We evaluated the correlation of the absolute bone mineral density (BMD) values of the lumbar spine and standard sites of the proximal femur obtained from a Lunar Prodigy and the newly developed pencil-beam dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (Dexxum). Between June 2008 and December 2008, 79 Korean volunteers were enrolled. Measurements were obtained on the same day using both densitometers. The absolute BMD values (g/cm{sup 2}) from the two densitometers were evaluated using Pearson's correlation analysis with Bonferroni's correction for the three clinically important sites. In order to evaluate precision, we performed duplicate Dexxum measurements, and calculated the within-subject coefficient of variation (WSCV). The Pearson's correlation coefficient (r) of BMD values for the total proximal femur, femoral neck, and lumbar spine by the two densitometers were 0.926, 0.948, and 0.955 respectively, and the null hypotheses of r = 0.8 were all rejected (p < 0.001 by one-sided Z-test with Fisher's z-transformation for each site). The T-scores (r {>=} 0.842) and Z-scores (r {>=} 0.709) also showed strong positive correlations. The duplicate BMD values of Dexxum showed a high level of precision (WSCV {<=} 4.27%). Dexxum measurements of BMD, T-scores, and Z-scores showed a strong linear correlation with those measured on Lunar Prodigy. (orig.)

  16. Associations of Age, BMI, and Years of Menstruation with Proximal Femur Strength in Chinese Postmenopausal Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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    Kang, Huili; Chen, Yu-Ming; Han, Guiyuan; Huang, Hua; Chen, Wei-Qing; Wang, Xidan; Zhu, Ying-Ying; Xiao, Su-Mei

    2016-01-23

    This study aimed to elucidate the associations of age, BMI, and years of menstruation with proximal femur strength in Chinese postmenopausal women, which may improve the prediction of hip fracture risk. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 1322 Chinese postmenopausal women recruited from communities. DXA images were used to generate bone mineral density (BMD) and geometric parameters, including cross-sectional area (CSA), outer diameter (OD), cortical thickness (CT), section modulus (SM), buckling ratio (BR) at the narrow neck (NN), intertrochanter (IT), and femoral shaft (FS). Relationships of age, BMI, and years of menstruation with bone phenotypes were analyzed with the adjustment of height, age at menarche, total daily physical activity, education, smoking status, calcium tablet intake, etc. Age was associated with lower BMD, CSA, CT, SM, and higher BR (p menstruation had the positive relationships with proximal femur strength (p menstruation were 0.14%-1.34%, 0.20%-2.70%, and 0.16%-0.98%, respectively. These results supported that bone strength deteriorated with aging and enhanced with higher BMI and longer time of years of menstruation in Chinese postmenopausal women.

  17. Evaluation of nail abnormalities.

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    Tully, Amber S; Trayes, Kathryn P; Studdiford, James S

    2012-04-15

    Knowledge of the anatomy and function of the nail apparatus is essential when performing the physical examination. Inspection may reveal localized nail abnormalities that should be treated, or may provide clues to an underlying systemic disease that requires further workup. Excessive keratinaceous material under the nail bed in a distal and lateral distribution should prompt an evaluation for onychomycosis. Onychomycosis may be diagnosed through potassium hydroxide examination of scrapings. If potassium hydroxide testing is negative for the condition, a nail culture or nail plate biopsy should be performed. A proliferating, erythematous, disruptive mass in the nail bed should be carefully evaluated for underlying squamous cell carcinoma. Longitudinal melanonychia (vertical nail bands) must be differentiated from subungual melanomas, which account for 50 percent of melanomas in persons with dark skin. Dystrophic longitudinal ridges and subungual hematomas are local conditions caused by trauma. Edema and erythema of the proximal and lateral nail folds are hallmark features of acute and chronic paronychia. Clubbing may suggest an underlying disease such as cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or celiac sprue. Koilonychia (spoon nail) is commonly associated with iron deficiency anemia. Splinter hemorrhages may herald endocarditis, although other causes should be considered. Beau lines can mark the onset of a severe underlying illness, whereas Muehrcke lines are associated with hypoalbuminemia. A pincer nail deformity is inherited or acquired and can be associated with beta-blocker use, psoriasis, onychomycosis, tumors of the nail apparatus, systemic lupus erythematosus, Kawasaki disease, and malignancy.

  18. Comparision of the expandable nail with locked nail in the treatment ...

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    Background: Expandable nails achieve stability only by hydraulic expansion; therefore suggest less radiation exposure and operation time. In this study, we aimed to compare the results of expandable femoral nails with locked intramedullary nails in the treatment of diaphyseal fractures of femur. Materials and Methods: ...

  19. Anatomia radiográfica da região proximal do fêmur: correlação com a ocorrência de fraturas Radiographic anatomy of the proximal femur: correlation with the occurrence of fractures

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    Robinson Esteves Santos Pires

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se existe correlação entre parâmetros radiográficos da anatomia da região proximal do fêmur e a ocorrência de fraturas. MÉTODOS: Trezentas e cinco radiografias digitais da bacia foram analisadas na incidência ântero-posterior. Destas radiografias, vinte e sete apresentavam fratura do colo femoral ou transtrocantérica. Os parâmetros anatômicos analisados foram: Largura do colo femoral (LCF, comprimento do colo femoral (CCF, comprimento do eixo femoral (CEF, ângulo cérvico-diafisário (ACD, distância entre as lágrimas acetabulares (DLA e a distância grande trocânter- sínfise púbica (DGTSP.Foram analisadas, comparativamente, as radiografias com e sem fratura da região proximal do fêmur, para verificar se existem parâmetros radiográficos que estão associados com maior probabilidade de ocorrência de fratura do colo femoral ou transtrocantérica. RESULTADOS: Não foi encontrada diferença entre os parâmetros anatômicos dos grupos com e sem fratura na região proximal do fêmur. CONCLUSÃO: Não foi encontrada nenhuma associação entre alterações anatômicas na região proximal do fêmur e maior susceptibilidade à ocorrência de fraturas. Nível de evidência IV, Estudo Transversal.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between radiographic parameters of the proximal femur anatomy and fractures. METHODS: Three hundred and five digital x-rays of the pelvis were analyzed in the anteroposterior view. Of these x-rays, twenty-seven showed femoral neck or transtrochanteric fractures. The anatomical parameters analyzed were: femoral neck width (FNW, femoral neck length (FNL, femoral axis length (FAL, cervicodiaphyseal angle (CDA, acetabular tear-drop distance (ATD and great trochanter-pubic symphysis distance (GTPSD. The analysis was performed by comparing the results of the x-rays with and without proximal femoral fracture, to establish a correlation between them. RESULTS: No differences were found between

  20. Nail dyschromias

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    Vibhu Mendiratta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Nail dyschromias have a wide variety of presentation. There are numerous causes of discoloration of the nail affecting the nail plate, nail attachments, or the substance of the nail. The chromonychia may also be caused due to the exogenous deposition of pigments over the nail plate. Careful examination of the nail and few bed side tests may help in identifying the root cause of the nail dyschromia and many a times unravels some underlying systemic disorder too.

  1. Operative treatment of 2-part surgical neck fractures of the proximal humerus (AO 11-A3) in the elderly: Cement augmented locking plate Philos™ vs. proximal humerus nail MultiLoc®.

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    Helfen, Tobias; Siebenbürger, Georg; Mayer, Marcel; Böcker, Wolfgang; Ockert, Ben; Haasters, Florian

    2016-10-28

    Proximal humeral fractures are with an incidence of 4-5 % the third most common fractures in the elderly. In 20 % of humeral fractures there is an indication for surgical treatment according to the modified Neer-Criteria. A secondary varus dislocation of the head fragment and cutting-out are the most common complications of angle stable locking plates in AO11-A3 fractures of the elderly. One possibility to increase the stability of the screw-bone-interface is the cement augmentation of the screw tips. A second is the use of a multiplanar angle stablentramedullary nail that might provide better biomechanical properties after fixation of 2-part-fractures. A comparison of these two treatment options augmented locking plate versus multiplanar angle stable locking nail in 2-part surgical neck fractures of the proximal humerus has not been carried out up to now. Forty patients (female/male, ≥60 years or female postmenopausal) with a 2-part-fracture of the proximal humerus (AO type 11-A3) will be randomized to either to augmented plate fixation group (PhilosAugment) or to multiplanar intramedullary nail group (MultiLoc). Outcome parameters are Disabilities of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand-Score (DASH) Constant Score (CS), American Shoulder and Elbow Score (ASES), Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS), Range of motion (ROM) and Short Form 36 (SF-36) after 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 12 and 24 months. Because of the lack of clinical studies that compare cement augmented locking plates with multiplanar humeral nail systems after 2-part surgical neck fractures of the proximal humerus, the decision of surgical method currently depends only on surgeons preference. Because only a randomized clinical trial (RCT) can sufficiently answer the question if one treatment option provides advantages compared to the other method we are planning to perform a RCT. Clinical Trial ( NCT02609906 ), November 18, 2015, registered retrospectively.

  2. Vascularised and modified lower-leg rotationplasty for the treatment of severe infection and bone loss of the proximal femur: a case report.

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    Fischer, Sebastian; Hirche, Christoph; Heppert, Volkmar G; Grützner, Paul A; Kneser, Ulrich; Kremer, Thomas

    2017-09-19

    We report a reconstructive case in a paraplegic patient, who suffers from a severe proximal femur infection. Aiming at the preservation of the capacity to remain in a seated position to operate a wheelchair, lower leg rotationplasty was considered suitable for reconstruction. Due to severe infection and subclinical femoral artery stenosis, rotationplasty was supercharged by the inferior epigastric artery. Furthermore, extensor tendons of the foot were attached to the acetabulum to facilitate stability of the neo-hip joint. Follow-up examination 1 year after surgery revealed no complications and a satisfied patient. Especially in paraplegic patients, lower leg rotationplasty is a possible treatment option for severe femoral infection. Supercharging provides well-vascularised tissue to the former infection site and improves wound healing.

  3. 3D bone mineral density distribution and shape reconstruction of the proximal femur from a single simulated DXA image: an in vitro study

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    Whitmarsh, Tristan; Humbert, Ludovic; De Craene, Mathieu; del Río Barquero, Luis M.; Fritscher, Karl; Schubert, Rainer; Eckstein, Felix; Link, Thomas; Frangi, Alejandro F.

    2010-03-01

    Area Bone Mineral Density (aBMD) measured by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) is an established criterion in the evaluation of hip fracture risk. The evaluation from these planar images, however, is limited to 2D while it has been shown that proper 3D assessment of both the shape and the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) distribution improves the fracture risk estimation. In this work we present a method to reconstruct both the 3D bone shape and 3D BMD distribution of the proximal femur from a single DXA image. A statistical model of shape and a separate statistical model of the BMD distribution were automatically constructed from a set of Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) scans. The reconstruction method incorporates a fully automatic intensity based 3D-2D registration process, maximizing the similarity between the DXA and a digitally reconstructed radiograph of the combined model. For the construction of the models, an in vitro dataset of QCT scans of 60 anatomical specimens was used. To evaluate the reconstruction accuracy, experiments were performed on simulated DXA images from the QCT scans of 30 anatomical specimens. Comparisons between the reconstructions and the same subject QCT scans showed a mean shape accuracy of 1.2mm, and a mean density error of 81mg/cm3. The results show that this method is capable of accurately reconstructing both the 3D shape and 3D BMD distribution of the proximal femur from DXA images used in clinical routine, potentially improving the diagnosis of osteoporosis and fracture risk assessments at a low radiation dose and low cost.

  4. Tibia-hindfoot osteomusculocutaneous rotationplasty with calcaneopelvic arthrodesis for extensive loss of bone from the proximal part of the femur. A report of two cases.

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    Peterson, C A; Koch, L D; Wood, M B

    1997-10-01

    We report a new technique to create an effective lower extremity weight-bearing stump for two patients who had extensive segmental loss of femoral bone proximal to the distal femoral condyles. One patient had previously had complete resection of the proximal part of the femur because of an infection following the insertion of a custom femoral replacement and hip arthroplasty prosthesis. The other patient had had débridement of the femur from the subcapital line to the femoral condyles because of post-traumatic osteomyelitis after failure of a reconstruction with a massive allograft. Both patients were managed with a tibia-hindfoot osteomusculocutaneous rotationplasty after transtarsal (Chopart) amputation, with calcaneopelvic arthrodesis to create stable fixation of the extremity to the pelvis; this fixation allowed flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction of the hip by means of the retained tibiotalar and subtalar joints. At the time of the latest follow-up (at thirty-three and forty-four months), both patients were bearing full weight, without pain, with the use of a standard above-the-knee-amputation prosthesis. We report this procedure as a useful alternative to disarticulation at the level of the hip in patients who have massive loss of femoral bone and destruction of the hip joint in association with scarred and previously infected soft tissues and are not considered to be candidates for other forms of limb-preservation reconstruction. The patient must be willing to accept the equivalent of a low above-the-knee amputation and recognize the potential value of a weight-bearing stump.

  5. Estudo anatômico do terço proximal do fêmur: impacto femoroacetabular e o efeito cam Anatomic study of the proximal third of the femur: femoroacetabular impact and the cam effect

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    Pedro José Labronici

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar as varia��ões anatômicas da extremidade proximal do fêmur que pudessem desenvolver o impacto femoroacetabular. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 199 espécimes anatômicos de fêmures esqueleticamente maduros. Os fêmures foram medidos para determinar o ângulo da anteversão do colo femoral, ângulo cervicodiafisário, esfericidade da cabeça femoral em ântero-posterior e súpero-inferior, ângulo entre a epífise e o colo femoral anterior, ângulo entre a epífise e o colo em perfil, distância em ântero-posterior a 5mm da junção cabeça e colo e distância em ântero-posterior da base do colo. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que o subgrupo com impacto apresentou diâmetro da junção a 5mm (p = 0,0001 e cam-cabeça (% (p = 0,0001 significativamente maiores e base-cam (% (p = 0,0001 significativamente menor que o subgrupo sem impacto. Identificou-se que cam-cabeça (% > 80 e base-cam (% OBJECTIVE: to analyze anatomical variations of the proximal end of femur that could cause a femoroacetabular impact. METHODS: 199 skeletically mature anatomical specimens of femurs were used. The femurs were measured in order to determine the anteversion angle of the femoral neck, neckshaft angle, sphericity of the femoral head at anteroposterior and superoinferior, angle between epiphysis and the anterior femoral neck, angle between epiphysis and the neck at lateral plane, anteroposterior distance at 5mm of the head and neck junction and anteroposterior distance of the neck base. RESULTS: we found that the impact subgroup presented a significantly larger junction diameter of 5mm (p = 0.0001 and cam-head (% (p= 0.0001, while base-cam (% (p = 0.0001 showed a significantly smaller diameter than the subgroup without impact. It was identified that cam-head (% > 80 e base-cam (% < 73 were identified as the optimal impact points. CONCLUSION: our study showed that the effect cam, caused by anatomical variations of the proximal femoral end focused the

  6. Proximal femoral nail shows better concordance of gait analysis between operated and uninjured limbs compared to hemiarthroplasty in intertrochanteric femoral fractures.

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    Güven, Melih; Kocadal, Onur; Akman, Budak; Poyanlı, Oğuz S; Kemah, Bahattin; Atay, Evren Fehmi

    2016-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the results of pedobarographic gait analysis between the patients treated by proximal femoral nail or bipolar partial hemiarthroplasty due to intertrochanteric fractures. Thirty-seven patients with a minimum 1-year follow-up who had been operated for intertrochanteric fractures were evaluated clinically, radiologically and with pedobarographic gait analysis. Proximal femoral nail had been performed to 21 patients (group A), whilst 16 patients had been operated by partial bipolar hemiarthroplasty (group B). Pedobarographic analysis was performed by measuring plantar pressure, force and contact area values in both static and dynamic manner. Pedobarographic results of operated limb were compared among groups. Same data's also were compared between operated and uninjured limbs in each group to determine any asymmetry on weight-bearing. Average follow-up period in group A and group B was 36 (12-56) and 30 (12-48) months, respectively. There were no statistically significant differences among groups in terms of age, gender, body mass index, type and side of fracture, follow-up period, leg length discrepancy and postoperative hip scores. When the pedobarographic results of operated limb were compared, group B showed much more plantar force and pressure values than group A, on both static and dynamic evaluations. If the evaluation was taken into consideration to comparison of pedobarographic results between operated and uninjured limbs in each group, we found asymmetry in static load bearing, caused by higher load on uninjured limb in both groups. However, there was no statistically significant asymmetry between operated and uninjured limbs in respect to dynamic pedobarographic parameters for patients in group A. On the contrary, operated limbs in group B exposed much more plantar force and pressure values than uninjured limbs, which indicated asymmetric weight-bearing on dynamic evaluation. Assessment of pedobarographic parameters

  7. Nail cosmetics.

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    Madnani, Nina A; Khan, Kaleem J

    2012-01-01

    The nail as an anatomic structure protects the terminal phalanx of the digit from injury. Historically, it has served as a tool for protection and for survival. As civilizations developed, it attained the additional function of adornment. Nail beautification is a big industry today, with various nail cosmetics available, ranging from nail hardeners, polishes, extensions, artificial/sculpted nails, and nail decorations. Adverse events may occur either during the nail-grooming procedure or as a reaction to the individual components of the nail cosmetics. This holds true for both the client and the nail technician. Typically, any of the procedures involves several steps and a series of products. Separate "nail-bars" have been set up dedicated to serve women and men interested in nail beautification. This article attempts to comprehensively inform and educate the dermatologist on the services offered, the products used, and the possible/potential adverse effects related to nail-grooming and nail cosmetics.

  8. Nail cosmetics

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    Nina A Madnani

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The nail as an anatomic structure protects the terminal phalanx of the digit from injury. Historically, it has served as a tool for protection and for survival. As civilizations developed, it attained the additional function of adornment. Nail beautification is a big industry today, with various nail cosmetics available, ranging from nail hardeners, polishes, extensions, artificial/sculpted nails, and nail decorations. Adverse events may occur either during the nail-grooming procedure or as a reaction to the individual components of the nail cosmetics. This holds true for both the client and the nail technician. Typically, any of the procedures involves several steps and a series of products. Separate "nail-bars" have been set up dedicated to serve women and men interested in nail beautification. This article attempts to comprehensively inform and educate the dermatologist on the services offered, the products used, and the possible/potential adverse effects related to nail-grooming and nail cosmetics.

  9. The Influence of High-Impact Exercise on Cortical and Trabecular Bone Mineral Content and 3D Distribution Across the Proximal Femur in Older Men: A Randomized Controlled Unilateral Intervention.

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    Allison, Sarah J; Poole, Kenneth E S; Treece, Graham M; Gee, Andrew H; Tonkin, Carol; Rennie, Winston J; Folland, Jonathan P; Summers, Gregory D; Brooke-Wavell, Katherine

    2015-09-01

    Regular exercisers have lower fracture risk, despite modest effects of exercise on bone mineral content (BMC). Exercise may produce localized cortical and trabecular bone changes that affect bone strength independently of BMC. We previously demonstrated that brief, daily unilateral hopping exercises increased femoral neck BMC in the exercise leg versus the control leg of older men. This study evaluated the effects of these exercises on cortical and trabecular bone and its 3D distribution across the proximal femur, using clinical CT. Fifty healthy men had pelvic CT scans before and after the exercise intervention. We used hip QCT analysis to quantify BMC in traditional regions of interest and estimate biomechanical variables. Cortical bone mapping localized cortical mass surface density and endocortical trabecular density changes across each proximal femur, which involved registration to a canonical proximal femur model. Following statistical parametric mapping, we visualized and quantified statistically significant changes of variables over time in both legs, and significant differences between legs. Thirty-four men aged mean (SD) 70 (4) years exercised for 12-months, attending 92% of prescribed sessions. In traditional regions of interest, cortical and trabecular BMC increased over time in both legs. Cortical BMC at the trochanter increased more in the exercise than control leg, whereas femoral neck buckling ratio declined more in the exercise than control leg. Across the entire proximal femur, cortical mass surface density increased significantly with exercise (2.7%; p 6%) at anterior and posterior aspects of the femoral neck and anterior shaft. Endocortical trabecular density also increased (6.4%; p 12% at the anterior femoral neck, trochanter, and inferior femoral head. Odd impact exercise increased cortical mass surface density and endocortical trabecular density, at regions that may be important to structural integrity. These exercise-induced changes were

  10. Role of Provisional Fixation of Fracture Fragments By Steinmann-Pin and Technical Tips in Proximal Femoral Nailing for Intertrochanteric Fracture.

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    Jain, Mohit J; Mavani, Kinjal J; Patel, Dhaval

    2017-06-01

    Proximal Femoral Nailing (PFN) in Intertrochanteric Fractures (IF) is becoming the choice of implant due to better biomechanics and prevention of varus collapse associated with Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS). Technical difficulties and implant related complications are yet to be addressed. To understand the technical difficulties involved in PFN and role of provisional fixation of fracture by Steinmann-pin. In this study, 55 patients presented to a tertiary trauma center in India with trochanteric fractures from April 2010 to March 2012 were included and treated with PFN. All patients were followed-up for two years and final outcome assessment included shortening, neck shaft angle and Harris Hip Score was done. In all except one, neck shaft angle greater than 130° was achieved and also maintained in the final follow up (Mean 131.1°). All fractures were united with mean shortening of 3.6 mm and average Harris Hip Score of 91 after two years. There were five complications which included one shortening, two varus collapses, one backed out screws and one reverse Z effect. Though PFN is technically challenging, with proper technique, gives excellent results with negligible varus collapse even in unstable fractures. Three most important technical aspects are achieving good non-varus reduction, inserting nail correctly and accurate placement of lag screws. The technique of provisional fixation of fracture fragments by Steinmann-pin significantly helps in achieving these and reduces the risk of implant failure.

  11. The effectiveness of the implementation of new technologies in the prevention of purulent complications of repeated surgеries for complications of fractures of the proximal femur of patients

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    An. V. Kalashnikov

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Despite the latest achievements of modern traumatology, remains quite high percentage of unsatisfactory results of treatment of fractures of the proximal femur (fPf. According to the literature repeated surgery increases the risk of postoperative purulent complications in several times. The authors of the article developed the innovations introduced in practice based on the use of thrombocytopoiesis fibrin gel, which has a high antibacterial activity due to preservation of leukocytes (local antibiotic effect, together with bone shavings during the performing of the operations when performing reactioneze and TEP after performing osteosynthesis, and also at persons of senile and elderly, for prevention of postoperative purulent complications in fPf. A comprehensive clinical study of 120 patients with fPf complications (false joints, aseptic necrosis of the femoral head, axial deformation after osteomyelitis who underwent re-operative intervention was provided. Patients were divided into two groups, first (control group consisted of 60 patients with consequences fPf who underwent total endoprosthesis (TEP of the hip joint (30 patients and locked intramedullary nailing (LIN (30 patients by conventional methods. The second (experimental group consisted of 60 patients with consequences fPf who underwent TEP of the hip joint (30 patients and LIN (30 patients with use developed by authors of innovations. Effectiveness of prevention of septic complications in both groups of observation was evaluated. The observation period was 1 year. There was statistically significant (p≤0.01 decrease in the number of early (4 times and late (3 times postoperative complications in patients of the experimental group in comparison with patients of control group. The new technologies use allows to increase in 8.4% the efficiency of preventive maintenance of purulent complications of surgical treatment of patients with complications after performing osteosynthesis in the

  12. Proximal Femur Bone Density Decreases up to 5 Years After Total Hip Arthroplasty in Young, Active Patients.

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    Nam, Denis; Barrack, Robert L; Clohisy, John C; Nunley, Ryan M

    2016-12-01

    The number of young, active patients undergoing hip arthroplasty continues to increase. The purpose of this study was to evaluate femoral bone density over a 5-year period after hip arthroplasty in young, active patients. A total of 96 patients (103 hips) with a presymptomatic University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) score ≥6 who had a total hip arthroplasty (THA; 45 hips) or surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA; 58 hips) were prospectively enrolled. UCLA and Harris Hip Scores were collected preoperatively and postoperatively, and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scans were performed at 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and 5 years postoperatively. Bone density was analyzed for 7 traditional Gruen zones in both groups and 6 femoral neck zones in the SRA group. Bone density ratios were calculated for change in bone density compared with baseline. No differences were present in the preoperative or postoperative UCLA or Harris Hip Scores between the SRA and THA cohorts (P = .07-.7). In the THA group, bone density never returned to baseline during the 5-year period in Gruen zones 1 (91.2% of baseline), 2 (94.8%), 6 (97.3%), and 7 (89.2%). There were no decreases in bone mineral density ratio for the femoral Gruen zones in the SRA group at any interval. Femoral neck bone density after SRA increased on the lateral, tension side up to 5 years postoperatively (P femur in Gruen zones 1, 2, and 7 over time. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Finite element model of the proximal femur under consideration of the hip centralizing forces of the iliotibial tract.

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    Birnbaum, K; Pandorf, T

    2011-01-01

    the aim of our investigations was the development of a finite element model of the hip joint under consideration of the hip centralizing forces of the iliotibial tract within different femoral neck angles and its influence to the centralizing of the femoral head to the acetabulum. for the development of the finite element model of the femur and the iliotibial tract we utilized the program IDEAS 3D as well as the material/lengthening characteristics of the iliotibial tract. In the following step we developed a hip joint model with different centrum-collum-diaphysis-angles of 115°, 128° and 155° for determination of the IT force and the consequential force on the femoral head. with a coxa vara the force on the femoral head in relation to the physiological centrum-collum-diaphysis-angle and the coxa valga decreased (115°=1601N, 128°=2360N, and 155°=2422N). On the other side the hip centralizing forces of the iliotibial tract within a coxa vara increased in comparison to 128° (physiological) and 155° (valga) (115°=997N, 128°=655,5N, and 155°=438N). Within a coxa valga a higher compressive force on the femoral head and with a coxa vara a decreasing compressive force on the femoral head occurred. the clinical relevance consists in the predictability of an increasing or decreasing band wiring effect of the iliotibial tract in reliance to the centrum-collum-diaphysis-angle of the femoral neck and its importance for the displacement osteotomy of the growing hip. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Fraturas proximais do fêmur em idosos: qual o melhor tratamento? Proximal fracture of the femur on the elderly: what's the best treatment?

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    Lygia Paccini Lustosa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available As fraturas proximais do fêmur em idosos representam um sério problema dentro do contexto da saúde pública, devido aos elevados custos econômicos para o tratamento e as suas consequências, assim como pela alta taxa de morbidade e mortalidade. O objetivo desse estudo foi discutir quais os tratamentos mais indicados para esse tipo de fratura, em idosos, por meio de uma revisão da literatura. As bases de dados pesquisadas foram MEDLINE, COCHRANE e PEDro. Os critérios de inclusão foram estudos publicados nos últimos sete anos; nos idiomas português, inglês e espanhol; realizados em seres humanos, sem distinção de gênero e com idade maior que 60 anos; estudos com desenho metodológico de ensaios clínicos, ensaios clínicos aleatorizados e revisões sistemáticas com e sem meta-análise. Foram encontrados sete artigos e após a análise pode se afirmar que não existe um tratamento específico para as fraturas proximais do fêmur em idosos. O tratamento normalmente indicado na maioria dessas fraturas é cirúrgico e requer envolvimento fisioterápico para uma reabilitação adequada. Apesar da dificuldade de comparação entre os estudos, foi observado que uma equipe de profissionais da saúde parece promover uma reabilitação mais efetiva, além de prevenir complicações.The proximal fractures of the femur on the elderly represent a serious problem inside the public health context, because of the high economic costs needed for the treatment and it's consequence, as the high taxes of morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to discuss, through a literature revision, which is the most indicated treatment for the proximal fractures of the femur, on the elderly. The researched data bases were MEDLINE, COCHRANE and PEDro. The inclusion criterions were published studies on the last seven years, only on the Portuguese, English and Spanish languages, accomplished on human beings, with no genre distinction and with ages above 60

  15. Malignant tumor of the distal part of the femur or the proximal part of the tibia: endoprosthetic replacement or rotationplasty. Functional outcome and quality-of-life measurements.

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    Hillmann, A; Hoffmann, C; Gosheger, G; Krakau, H; Winkelmann, W

    1999-04-01

    The present study was performed to determine whether there is a difference, with regard to functional outcome and quality of life, between endoprosthetic replacement and rotationplasty for the treatment of malignant tumors of the distal part of the femur or the proximal part of the tibia. Sixty-seven patients, between the ages of eleven and twenty-four years at the time of the diagnosis, had a malignant tumor of the distal part of the femur or the proximal part of the tibia. A rotationplasty was performed in thirty-three patients, and an endoprosthetic replacement was done in thirty-four patients. The median duration of follow-up was six years and one month (range, two years to sixteen years and two months). The scale developed by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society was used to evaluate the functional results. Quality-of-life issues were assessed with the questionnaire developed by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer. The patients who had had a rotationplasty had a mean functional score, according to the system of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, of 24 points, and the patients who had had an endoprosthetic replacement had a mean score of 25 points. This difference was not found to be significant, with the numbers available (p = 0.47). Only one patient who had had a rotationplasty used an assistive device when walking long distances, whereas six patients who had had an endoprosthetic replacement used an assistive device. This difference was significant (protationplasty could participate in hobbies such as carpentry and sports as well as in other daily activities to a significantly greater degree than those who had had an endoprosthetic replacement (p = 0.001). Restriction in daily activities due to pain was significantly less common in the group that had had a rotationplasty than it was in the group that had had an endoprosthetic replacement (p = 0.047). Rotationplasty was not associated with any disadvantages with regard to function or

  16. Medial migration of the intramedullary Gamma 3 nail - a case report

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    Ana Costa Pinheiro

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Intertrochanteric femur fractures are very common in patients over 65 years old, and are often associated with osteoporosis. Proximal femoral nails are preferred because of their biomechanical advantages in the treatment of these fractures, especially if the fracture is unstable. However, many complications associated with intramedullary fracture fixation have been described. The medial migration of the intramedullary gamma nail is a rare complication. The authors report an uncommon but potentially fatal complication, medial and intrapelvic migration of the intramedullary Gamma 3 nails, recorded after one month of osteosynthesis. This article aims to alert the orthopedic community to this rare complication, which may present a high risk of morbidity and mortality.

  17. Incidencia y factores de riesgo de la fractura de fémur proximal por osteoporosis Incidence of and risk factors associated with fractures of the proximal femur due to osteoporosis

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    María Teresa Mosquera

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    Full Text Available Todos los años se producen en el mundo más de un millón de fracturas de fémur proximal, sobre todo en personas de edad avanzada. Dado el continuo envejecimiento de las poblaciones, las fracturas aumentarán año tras año y constituirán un problema cada vez más grave de salud pública. Se espera que el mayor aumento de dichas fracturas ocurra en América Latina alrededor del 2050. Teniendo en cuenta que cerca de 70% de las fracturas atraumáticas en personas mayores de 45 años de edad se deben a osteoporosis, se diseñó un estudio de casos y controles en la ciudad de Mar del Plata, Argentina, para conocer la incidencia de fracturas de fémur proximal por osteoporosis y los factores de riesgo asociados. Entre el 1 de agosto de 1992 y el 31 de julio de 1993 se registraron todos los casos de fracturas de fémur proximal por osteoporosis en personas mayores de 50 años de edad que acudieron a cualquiera de los 30 centros de salud públicos y privados de la ciudad. Se registró un total de 246 casos. La tasa de incidencia por 100 000 habitantes en la población mayor de 50 años fue de 259 en mujeres y de 92 en varones, con una relación de 2,8:1. La incidencia fue siempre mayor a mayor edad y sobre todo a partir de los 75 años. Los factores asociados con aumento del riesgo de fractura de fémur proximal con significación estadística fueron: antecedentes de enfermedades neurológicas, consumo de psicofármacos, consumo de alcohol, fracturas previas, enfermedades cardiovasculares y menor consumo de lácteos. No se observaron diferencias entre los casos y los controles con respecto a edad de inicio de la menopausia, peso, talla, actividad previa, hábito de fumar o exposición al sol, como así tampoco en el porcentaje de mujeres que habían tenido ooforectomías.Every year more than one million fractures of the proximal femur occur in the world, especially in older persons. Given the continuous aging experienced by populations, such

  18. Advanced nail surgery

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    Eckart Haneke

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Six techniques not yet widely known or used in the dermatologic surgery of the nails are briefly described. Small-to-medium-sized tumours of the proximal nail fold (PNF can be excised and the defect repaired with advancement or rotation flaps. A superficial biopsy technique of the matrix for the diagnosis of longitudinal brown streaks in the nail, which allows rapid histological diagnosis of the melanocyte focus to be performed, is described here. Because the excision is very shallow and leaves the morphogenetic connective tissue of the matrix intact, the defect heals without scarring. Laterally positioned nail tumours can be excised in the manner of a wide lateral longitudinal nail biopsy. The defect repair is performed with a bipedicled flap from the lateral aspect of the distal phalanx. Malignant tumours of the nail organ often require its complete ablation. These defects can be covered by a full-thickness skin graft, reversed dermal graft, or cross-finger flap. The surgical correction of a split nail is often difficult. The cicatricial tissue of the matrix and PNF have to be excised and the re-attachment of these wounds prevented. The matrix defect has to be excised and sutured or covered with a free matrix graft taken either from the neighbouring area or from the big toe nail.

  19. The impact of care pathways for patients with proximal femur fracture: rationale and design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial

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    Vanhaecht Kris

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Proximal femur fracture (PFF is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The European Quality of Care Pathway (EQCP study on PFF (NCT00962910 was designed to determine how care pathways (CP for hospital treatment of PFF affect consistency of care, adherence to evidence-based key interventions, and clinical outcome. Methods/Design An international cluster-randomized controlled trial (cRCT will be performed in Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Portugal. Based on power analyses, a sample of 44 hospital teams and 437 patients per arm will be included in the study. In the control arm, usual care will be provided. Experimental teams will implement a care pathway which will include three active components: a formative evaluation of quality and organization of the care setting, a set of evidence-based key interventions, and support of the development and implementation of the CP. Main outcome will be the six-month mortality rate. Discussion The EQCP study constitutes the first international cRCT on care pathways. The EQCP project was designed as both a research and a quality improvement project and will provide a real-world framework for process evaluation to improve our understanding of why and when CP can really work. Trial registration number NCT00962910

  20. Anatomy of the nail unit and the nail biopsy.

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    Haneke, Eckart

    2015-06-01

    The nail unit is the largest and a rather complex skin appendage. It is located on the dorsal aspect of the tips of fingers and toes and has important protective and sensory functions. Development begins in utero between weeks 7 and 8 and is fully formed at birth. For its correct development, a great number of signals are necessary. Anatomically, it consists of 4 epithelial components: the matrix that forms the nail plate; the nail bed that firmly attaches the plate to the distal phalanx; the hyponychium that forms a natural barrier at the physiological point of separation of the nail from the bed; and the eponychium that represents the undersurface of the proximal nail fold which is responsible for the formation of the cuticle. The connective tissue components of the matrix and nail bed dermis are located between the corresponding epithelia and the bone of the distal phalanx. Characteristics of the connective tissue include: a morphogenetic potency for the regeneration of their epithelia; the lateral and proximal nail folds form a distally open frame for the growing nail; and the tip of the digit has rich sensible and sensory innervation. The blood supply is provided by the paired volar and dorsal digital arteries. Veins and lymphatic vessels are less well defined. The microscopic anatomy varies from nail subregion to subregion. Several different biopsy techniques are available for the histopathological evaluation of nail alterations. ©2015 Frontline Medical Communications.

  1. Comparative anatomy of mouse and human nail units.

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    Fleckman, Philip; Jaeger, Karin; Silva, Kathleen A; Sundberg, John P

    2013-03-01

    Recent studies of mice with hair defects have resulted in major contributions to the understanding of hair disorders. To use mouse models as a tool to study nail diseases, a basic understanding of the similarities and differences between the human and mouse nail unit is required. In this study we compare the human and mouse nail unit at the macroscopic and microscopic level and use immunohistochemistry to determine the keratin expression patterns in the mouse nail unit. Both species have a proximal nail fold, cuticle, nail matrix, nail bed, nail plate, and hyponychium. Distinguishing features are the shape of the nail and the presence of an extended hyponychium in the mouse. Expression patterns of most keratins are similar. These findings indicate that the mouse nail unit shares major characteristics with the human nail unit and overall represents a very similar structure, useful for the investigation of nail diseases and nail biology. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  2. Distal femoral flexion deformity from growth disturbance treated with a two-level osteotomy and internal lengthening nail.

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    Fragomen, Austin T; Fragomen, Fiona R

    2017-11-01

    Salter Harris fractures of the distal femur can lead to growth disturbance with resulting leg length inequality and knee deformity. We have looked at a case series (3) of patients who presented with a distal femur flexion malunion and shortening treated with a distal femoral osteotomy and plating and a proximal femoral osteotomy with a magnetic internal lengthening nail. Does a two-level osteotomy and internal fixation approach provide a reliable result both radiographically and functionally? The average knee extension loss was 12°, LLD 47 mm, PDFA 65°, MAD 2 mm. The patients were treated with an acute, posterior, opening wedge osteotomy of the distal femur stabilized with a lateral plate and screws and grafted with cancellous chips and putty. A second osteotomy was made proximally in the femur percutaneously, and the internal lengthening nail was inserted. Lengthening was done at approximately 1 mm/day. The average extension gain was 12°; amount of lengthening at the proximal site was 40 mm, LLD was 3 mm. The average PDFA was 81°, and MAD 3 mm. There were no complications. Functional results were excellent. Bone healing index was 24 days/cm. The average distance from the distal osteotomy to the joint line was 57 mm. The technique of two-level femur osteotomy stabilized with a plate and lengthening nail yielded excellent results with acceptable correction of deformity, full knee extension, and improved function. There were no complications including implant failure, infection, need for blood transfusion, knee stiffness, nonunion, compartment syndrome, or malunion.

  3. Distal femoral flexion deformity from growth disturbance treated with a two-level osteotomy and internal lengthening nail

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    Austin T. Fragomen

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Salter Harris fractures of the distal femur can lead to growth disturbance with resulting leg length inequality and knee deformity. We have looked at a case series (3 of patients who presented with a distal femur flexion malunion and shortening treated with a distal femoral osteotomy and plating and a proximal femoral osteotomy with a magnetic internal lengthening nail. Does a two-level osteotomy and internal fixation approach provide a reliable result both radiographically and functionally? The average knee extension loss was 12°, LLD 47 mm, PDFA 65°, MAD 2 mm. The patients were treated with an acute, posterior, opening wedge osteotomy of the distal femur stabilized with a lateral plate and screws and grafted with cancellous chips and putty. A second osteotomy was made proximally in the femur percutaneously, and the internal lengthening nail was inserted. Lengthening was done at approximately 1 mm/day. The average extension gain was 12°; amount of lengthening at the proximal site was 40 mm, LLD was 3 mm. The average PDFA was 81°, and MAD 3 mm. There were no complications. Functional results were excellent. Bone healing index was 24 days/cm. The average distance from the distal osteotomy to the joint line was 57 mm. The technique of two-level femur osteotomy stabilized with a plate and lengthening nail yielded excellent results with acceptable correction of deformity, full knee extension, and improved function. There were no complications including implant failure, infection, need for blood transfusion, knee stiffness, nonunion, compartment syndrome, or malunion.

  4. Ponto de entrada para as hastes intramedulares anterógradas do fêmur: estudo em cadáver Entry point for the anterograde femur intramedullary nail: a cadaver study

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    Pedro José Labronici

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a saída natural do fio-guia no trocânter maior pela via retrógrada do fêmur, em espécimes de cadáver. Métodos: 100 fêmures foram perfurados entre os côndilos femorais, a 1,2cm da região intercondilar. Um fio-guia reto de 3mm foi introduzido, de forma retrógrada, até alcançar a extremidade proximal do fêmur. Foram avaliados em relação à região posterossuperior e anterossuperior do trocânter maior, fossa piriforme e linha mediana superior entre a cabeça-colo e trocânter maior. RESULTADOS: Em 62% o fio-guia reto saiu na face anterior do trocânter maior. Na fossa piriforme, a distância mediana observada foi de 1,0cm e a amplitude interquartílica, de 0,5cm, expressando inicialmente, em relação à fossa piriforme, melhor precisão. CONCLUSÃO: O eixo central do canal medular, na incidência coronal, projetou melhor precisão na região da fossa piriforme.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the natural exit of the wire guides in major trochanter through retrograde femoral approach, in cadaver specimens. Material and Method: 100 femurs had been perforated between the femoral condyles, at 1.2 cm of the intercondylar region. A 3-mm straight wire guide was introduced, through retrograde approach, until the proximal extremity of femur was reached. Femurs were assessed for posterosuperior and anterosuperior portions of major trochanter, pear-shaped cavity, and upper median line between the head-neck and the major trochanter. RESULTS: in 62%, the straight wire guides exited at the anterior surface of major trochanter. In the pear-shaped cavity, the median distance found was 1.0 cm and the interquartile range was 0.5 cm, initially expressing, in relation to pear-shaped cavity, better accuracy. CONCLUSION: the central axis of the medullar canal, at coronal plane, projected better accuracy in the region of the pear-shaped cavity.

  5. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF KUNTSCHER’S NAIL VS. INTERLOCKING NAILING FOR FEMORAL ISTHMUS FRACTURES

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    Rajeev Kumar Roy

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Interlocking intramedullary nailing is suitable for comminuted femoral isthmus fractures, but for non-comminuted fractures its benefit over unlocked nailing is debatable. This study was undertaken to compare outcomes of interlocking nailing versus k-nail in such fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS 40 cases of noncomminuted femoral isthmus fractures treated with interlocking nailing and K-nail from April 1, 2015, to December 1, 2016, were reviewed. Radiological and clinical union rates, bony alignment, complication and knee function were investigated. RESULTS There was no statistical significant difference with regard to union rate, implant failure, infection and fracture alignment in both study groups. Open fixation with K-nail is technically less demanding and requires less operating time; additionally, there is no exposure to radiation and cost of the implant is cheaper. CONCLUSION We therefore conclude that unlocked nailing is still useful for the management of noncomminuted isthmus fractures of the femur.

  6. Frequency of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia According To Bone Mineral Density of Proximal Femur Subregions in Normal and Osteopenic Postmenopausal Women With Respect to Total Hip Bone

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    Murat Ersöz

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available In this study 29 normal (mean age: 65.6 ± 5.1 years and 33 osteopenic (mean age: 67.6 ± 4.9 years postmenopausal women according to total bone mineral density (BMD of the hip were evaluated for BMD values of subregions of proximal femur. The percentages for osteoporosis and osteopenia with respect to subregions were 13.8% and 58.6% for femoral neck and 20.7% and 41.4% for Ward’s triangle in normal group. In trochanteric and intertrochanteric measurements there were no T scores below –2.5 but 17.2% of the subjects were osteopenic with regard to trochanteric and 6.9% were osteopenic due to intertrochanteric BMD values. The percentages for osteoporosis and osteopenia with respect to subregion measurements were 57.6% and 42.4% for femoral neck, 60.6% and 36.4% for Ward’s triangle, 3% and 78.8% for trochanteric, 9.1% and 87.9% for intertrochanteric regions in osteopenic group according to total hip values. Knowing that hip fracture risk is increasing 2-3 fold for 1 standart deviation decrease from the young adult mean value for all subregions and knowing the relation between cervical hip fractures and BMD values of Ward’s triangle and femoral neck and the relation between intertrochanteric fractures and trochanteric BMD values, it is recommended to evaluate the BMD values of subregions of the hip besides the total hip values in daily practice.

  7. Distribution of bone density in the proximal femur and its association with hip fracture risk in older men: the osteoporotic fractures in men (MrOS) study.

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    Yang, Lang; Burton, Annabel C; Bradburn, Mike; Nielson, Carrie M; Orwoll, Eric S; Eastell, Richard

    2012-11-01

    This prospective case-cohort study aimed to map the distribution of bone density in the proximal femur and examine its association with hip fracture. We analyzed baseline quantitative computed tomography (QCT) scans in 250 men aged 65 years or older, which comprised a randomly-selected subcohort of 210 men and 40 cases of first hip fracture during a mean follow-up period of 5.5 years. We quantified cortical, trabecular, and integral volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), and cortical thickness (CtTh) in four quadrants of cross-sections along the length of the femoral neck (FN), intertrochanter (IT), and trochanter (TR). In most quadrants, vBMDs and CtTh were significantly (p fracture, we merged the two quadrants in the medial and lateral aspects of the FN, IT, and TR. At most sites, QCT measurements were associated significantly (p fracture, the hazard ratio (HR) adjusted for age, body mass index (BMI), and clinical site for a 1-SD decrease ranged between 2.28 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.44-3.63) to 6.91 (95% CI, 3.11-15.53). After additional adjustment for total hip (TH) areal BMD (aBMD), trabecular vBMDs at the FN, TR, and TH were still associated with hip fracture significantly (p fracture significantly (p > 0.05) better than TH aBMD. With an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) of 0.901 (95% CI, 0.852-0.950), the regression model combining TH aBMD, age, and trabecular vBMD predicted hip fracture significantly (p fracture risk and highlight trabecular vBMD at the FN and TR as an independent risk factor. Copyright © 2012 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

  8. [Retrograde intramedullary nailing in proximal fracture of the humerus in the elderly patient. Results of a minimally invasive management concept].

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    Hoffmann, R; Khodadadyan, C; Raschke, M; Melcher, I; Maitino, P D; Haas, N P

    1998-01-01

    Retrograde intramedullary fixation of proximal humerus fractures with flexible wires was evaluated in a prospectively documented study. Seventy-four fractures in 73 patients with unstable proximal humerus shaft or neck fractures were fixed with 3-11 flexible intramedullary wires. The age of the patients averaged 72 years (42 females, 31 males). In nine fractures additional implants (screws, cerclages) were used to fix dislocated fragments through an anterior approach to the shoulder. Complications associated with the procedure especially in osteoporotic bone were secondary loss of reduction (16%) and wire migration (21%) which lead to revision surgery in 14% of patients within 6 weeks. A minimum follow-up of 12 months (average 16.5 months) could be obtained in 61 patients (84%). According to the Neer- and Constant-scores 60% showed good or excellent results, 30% had a satisfactory and 10% had an unsatisfactory or poor result.--Retrograde intramedullary, flexible wire fixation can provide an overall satisfactory outcome in unstable proximal humerus fractures of the elderly. However, the high incidence of secondary wire dislocations especially in marked osteoporosis appears to be an unsolved problem of this treatment modality.

  9. Nail Fungus

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    ... cause is a type of fungus called dermatophyte. Yeast and molds also can cause nail infections. Fungal ... more years of exposure to fungi and slower growing nails Sweating heavily Having a history of athlete's ...

  10. Short-term isotretinoin-induced elkonyxis and median nail dystrophy.

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    Alli, Nuran; Dogan, Sibel

    2016-03-01

    Elkonyxis and median nail distrophy are very rare nail fold disorders due to the damage in nail matrix and proximal nail fold. Herein, we report a patient with both elkonyxis and median nail distrophy occured two months into a treatment course of isotretinoin that is to our knowledge for the first time.

  11. Biocompatibility of sol-gel-derived titania-silica coated intramedullary NiTi nails.

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    Muhonen, V; Kujala, S; Vuotikka, A; Aäritalo, V; Peltola, T; Areva, S; Närhi, T; Tuukkanen, J

    2009-02-01

    We investigated bone response to sol-gel-derived titania-silica coated functional intramedullary NiTi nails that applied a continuous bending force. Nails 26 mm in length, either straight or with a radius of curvature of 28 or 15 mm, were implanted in the cooled martensite form from a proximal to distal direction into the medullary cavity of the right femur in 40 Sprague-Dawley rats. Body temperature restored the austenite form, causing the curved implants to generate a bending force on the bone. The femurs were examined after 24 weeks. Bone length measurements did not reveal any bowing or shortening of the bone in the experimental groups. The results from histomorphometry demonstrated that the stronger bending force, together with sol-gel surface treatment, resulted in more bone deposition around the implant and the formation of significantly less fibrous tissue. Straight intramedullary nails, even those with a titania-silica coating, were poorly attached when compared to the implants with a curved austenite structure.

  12. Effect of intertrochanteric osteotomy on the proximal femur of rabbits: assessment with power Doppler sonography and scintigraphy Efeito da osteotomia intertrocantérica no femur proximal de coelhos: avaliação com utra-sonografia power Doppler e cintilografia

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    Andrea S. Doria

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: In bone injury, repair results in local increased vascularity and bone marrow remodeling. Characterizing the vascular and metabolic imaging patterns of the proximal femur following an intertrochanteric osteotomy may help clinicians decide proper management of the patient. Our objective was to measure Doppler sonography and scintigraphy interval changes in the proximal femur following intertrochanteric osteotomy and compare imaging and histomorphometric measurements in the late post-operative stage (6 weeks after surgery in a rabbit model of bone injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both hips of 12 adult rabbits were imaged with power Doppler sonography and scintigraphy prior to and after (7 days and 6 weeks unilateral osteotomy. Accuracy of the imaging methods was evaluated using hip operative status and histomorphometric results (vascular fractional area and number of vessels per area unit as reference standard measures. RESULTS: A significant difference in the mean number of pixels was noted between operated and non-operated femura in late post-operative power Doppler examinations (P=0.049. Although without reaching statistical significance, the AUC of Doppler measurements (AUC=0.99 was numerically greater than the AUC of scintigraphy measurements (AUC=0.857±0.099 (P=0.15 in differentiating proximal femura with regard to their fractional vascular areas in the late post-operative stage. In contrast, scintigraphy tended to perform better (AUC=0.984±0.022 than Doppler ultrasound (AUC=0.746±0.131 to demonstrate the vascularity intensity per area unit (P=0.07 in the late stage. CONCLUSION: Our results warrant further investigation to determine the value of different imaging modalities for assessment of pathologic changes following hip surgery. Power Doppler sonography demonstrated larger AUCs (representing higher accuracy for the discrimination of vascular fractional areas and scintigraphy, for discrimination of the number of vessels per

  13. Nail infections.

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    Jules, K T; Bonar, P L

    1989-04-01

    Nail infections are and will continue to be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to all foot physicians. Attention to basic concepts of accurate detailed history and physical examination will aid in the determination of the etiology of these infections. Following basic guidelines of incision and drainage, gram stain, soaks, and antibiotics will be the cornerstone of initial treatment of pyogenic infections. Upon resolution of the acute infection a permanent treatment plan can be constituted based on the etiology. Nail infections of mycotic nature require an understanding by both patient and doctor as to the difficulty and resistance to treatment of this problem. It is the authors' opinion that aggressive persistent treatment will provide the best long-term result when dealing with mycotic infections. This may require nail removal, local and systemic treatment as well as change in shoe environment. As we have seen and is stated throughout this text, the nail and its pathologic processes can be a mirror of systemic disease. Many times a dystrophic infected nail may be the initial clinical presentation of a much more involved disease process. It is the responsibility and duty of all foot physicians to have a total understanding of knowledge of normal and pathologic process that affect the nail plates, nail bed, and surrounding nail proper. I hope this article will stimulate the foot physician to approach the disease of the nail with a high index of suspicion and respect.

  14. Pulsed electromagnetic fields for postmenopausal osteoporosis and concomitant lumbar osteoarthritis in southwest China using proximal femur bone mineral density as the primary endpoint: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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    Liu, Hui-Fang; He, Hong-Chen; Yang, Lin; Yang, Zhou-Yuan; Yao, Ke; Wu, Yuan-Chao; Yang, Xi-Biao; He, Cheng-Qi

    2015-06-10

    Osteoporosis (OP) and osteoarthritis (OA) are prevalent skeletal disorders among postmenopausal women. Coexistence is common especially that of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) and lumbar OA. An hypothesis has been raised that OP and OA might share the same pathogenic mechanism, and pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) were reported to have anti-osteoporosis and anti-osteoarthritis properties, but this suggestion was based primarily on biomarker data. Therefore, whether these two effects could take place simultaneously has not yet been investigated. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) is designed to explore the effect of PEMFs for PMO and concomitant lumbar OA. The study will include PMO patients (postmenopausal women; aged between 50 and 70 years; have been postmenopausal for at least 5 years and diagnosed with OP using proximal femur T-score) with concomitant lumbar OA (patients with confounding disorders like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and previous fracture history, etcetera, will be excluded) will be randomly assigned to two arms: PEMFs group and sham PEMFs group. There will be 25 participants in each arm (50 in total) and the outcome assessment, including the primary endpoint (proximal femur bone mineral density), will be performed at 5 weeks, 3 months and 6 months after enrollment. PMO and lumbar OA are prominent public health problem, especially for postmenopausal women. We hope this RCT will provide scientific evidence to primary care of the postmenopausal women regarding the use of these nonpharmaceutical, noninvasive modalities, PEMFs, in managing PMO and lumbar OA. Chinese Clinical Trial Registry: ChiCTR-TRC-14005156 (28 August 2014).

  15. Nail Hygiene

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    ... Search The CDC Cancel Submit Search The CDC Water, Sanitation & Environmentally-related Hygiene Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported ... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Water, Sanitation, & Environmentally-related Hygiene Handwashing & Nail Hygiene Keeping Hands Clean Nail Hygiene ...

  16. Nail histopathology.

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    Martin, B

    2013-09-01

    The structure of the nail unit is complex and many dermatologists and dermatopathologists have an incomplete understanding of it. Familiarity with the anatomy and histology of this unit, however, is a key factor in improving the diagnostic yield of nail biopsy. Inflammatory or infectious conditions that affect the nail can have a marked impact on a patient's quality of life. A wide-ranging variety of tumors can also develop in this region and they may be life-threatening or require surgery that will result in functional defects. The author reviews the anatomy and histology of the nail unit as well as the basic histopathologic findings in the most common conditions affecting the nails. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier España, S.L. and AEDV. All rights reserved.

  17. Your Nails

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    ... easier to scratch an itch or remove a dog hair from your sweater. Nails themselves are made ... and pedicures (done on feet and toenails) are popular services for girls and women (and even some ...

  18. Nail Surgery for Beginners

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    Güneş Gür

    2010-01-01

    Nail diseases have a negative impact on quality of life both by causing esthetic concerns and functional disturbances. Many disorders of the nail require nail surgery for diagnosis and treatment. Dermatologists, however, often refrain from surgical interventions of the nail due to prejudices that they are delicate and hard to perform. Appreciation of nail anatomy will render nail surgical interventions fast and easy with favorable results. Here, nail anatomy and basic nail surgical interventi...

  19. "Death by a thread"--peritonitis due to visceral perforation by a guide wire, during proximal femur osteosynthesis with DHS: a fatal case and legal implications.

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    Durão, Carlos; Barros, André; Guerreiro, Rui; Pedrosa, Frederico

    2015-04-01

    Iatrogenic intestinal perforations in orthopaedic surgery are very rare. Reports of iatrogenic lesions caused by a guide wire during femur fracture osteosynthesis are even scarcer. There are no similar reports in recent literature. As opposed to what is normally described the lesion documented in this case report was not identified on time resulting in death by peritonitis. The forensic autopsy allowed the identification of an intestinal perforation with faecal leakage to peritoneal space in association with a vesical perforation enabling the reproduction of the guide wire path. In view of the increasing number of osteosynthesis it is essential for the surgeon to be aware of possible complications due to guide wire perforations. Cases like this go unnoticed if the forensic pathologist is not familiarized with the surgical technique which may explain the rarity of such descriptions in literature. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  20. The effects of necrotic lesion size and orientation of the femoral component on stress alterations in the proximal femur in hip resurfacing - a finite element simulation.

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    Tai, Ching-Lung; Chen, Yung-Chou; Hsieh, Pang-Hsin

    2014-08-05

    Due to the advantages of its bone-conserving nature, hip resurface arthroplasty (HRA) has recently gained the interest of orthopedic surgeons for the treatment of young and active patients who have osteonerosis of the femoral head. However, in long-term follow-up studies after HRA, narrowing of the femoral neck has often been found, which may lead to fracture. This phenomenon has been attributed to the stress alteration (stress shielding). Studies addressing the effects of necrotic size and the orientation of the implant on stress alterations are lacking. Computed tomography images of a standard composite femur were used to create a three-dimensional finite-element (FE) intact femur model. Based on the intact model, FE models simulating four different levels of necrotic regions (0°, 60°, 100°, 115°) and three different implant insertion angles (varus 10°, neutral, valgus 10°) were created. The von Mises stress distributions and the displacement of the stem tip of each model were analyzed and compared for loading conditions that simulated a single-legged stance. Stress shielding occurred at the femoral neck after HRA. More severe stress shielding and an increased displacement of the stem tip were found for femoral heads that had a wider necrotic lesion. From a biomechanics perspective, the results were consistent with clinical evidence of femoral neck narrowing after HRA. In addition, a varus orientation of the implant resulted in a larger displacement of the stem tip, which could lead to an increased risk of implant loosening. A femoral head with a wide necrotic lesion combined with a varus orientation of the prosthesis increases the risk of femoral neck narrowing and implant loosening following HRA.

  1. Use of Huckstep nail in the periimplant femoral shaft fracture

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    Hong Kyun Kim

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available 87-year-old female underwent open reduction of distal femoral fracture and internal fixation with locking compression plate and bone graft. She was operated for ipsilateral proximal femoral fractures and stabilized by intramedullary interlocked nail 5 years ago. She developed stress fracture proximal to locked plate. We inserted Huckstep nail after removal of the previous operated proximal femoral nail without removing the remaining plate and screws. At 15 month followup the fractures have united. The Huckstep nail has multiple holes available for screw fixation at any level in such difficult situations.

  2. [Anatomy, biology, physiology and basic pathology of the nail organ].

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    Haneke, E

    2014-04-01

    The nail is the largest skin appendage. It grows continuously through life in a non-cyclical manner; its growth is not hormone-dependent. The nail of the middle finger of the dominant hand grows fastest with approximately 0.1 mm/day, whereas the big toe nail grows only 0.03-0.05 mm/d. The nails' size and shape vary characteristically from finger to finger and from toe to toe, for which the size and shape of the bone of the terminal phalanx is responsible. The nail apparatus consists of both epithelial and connective tissue components. The matrix epithelium is responsible for the production of the nail plate whereas the nail bed epithelium mediates firm attachment. The hyponychium is a specialized structure sealing the subungual space and allowing the nail plate to physiologically detach from the nail bed. The proximal nail fold covers most of the matrix. Its free end forms the cuticle which seals the nail pocket or cul-de-sac. The dermis of the matrix and nail bed is specialized with a morphogenetic potency. The proximal and lateral nail folds form a frame on three sides giving the nail stability and allowing it to grow out. The nail protects the distal phalanx, is an extremely versatile tool for defense and dexterity and increases the sensitivity of the tip of the finger. Nail apparatus, finger tip, tendons and ligaments of the distal interphalangeal joint form a functional unit and cannot be seen independently. The nail organ has only a certain number of reaction patterns that differ in many respects from hairy and palmoplantar skin.

  3. Quantitative CT assessment of proximal femoral bone density. An experimental study concerning its correlation to breaking load for femoral neck fractures; Quantitative CT des proximalen Femurs. Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Korrelation mit der Bruchlast bei Schenkelhalsfrakturen

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    Buitrago-Tellez, C.H.; Schulze, C.; Gufler, H.; Langer, M. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik, Radiologische Universitaetsklinik, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg (Germany); Bonnaire, F.; Hoenninger, A.; Kuner, E. [Abt. Unfallchirurgie, Chirurgische Universitaetsklinik, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg (Germany)

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    Purpose: In an experimental study, the correlation between the trabecular bone density of the different regions of the proximal femur and the fracture load in the setting of femoral neck fractures was examined. Methods: The bone mineral density 41 random proximal human femora was estimated by single-energy quanitative CT (SE-QCT). The trabecular bone density was measured at the greatest possible extracortical volume at midcapital, midneck and intertrochanteric level and in the 1 cm{sup 3} volumes of the centres of these regions in a standardised 10 mm thick slice in the middle of the femoral neck axis (in mg/ml Ca-hydroxyl apatite). The proximal femora were then isolated and mounted on a compression/bending device under two-legged stand conditions and loaded up to the point when a femoral neck fracture occurred. Results: Statistical analysis revealed a linear correlation between the trabecular bone density and the fracture load for the greater regions, with the highest value in the maximal area of the head (coefficient factor r=0.76). Conclusion: According to our data, the measurement of the trabecular bone by SE-QCT at the femoral head is a more confident adjunct than the neck or trochanteric area to predict a femoral neck fracture. (orig.) [Deutsch] Ziel: In einer experimentellen Versuchsserie wurde der Zusammenhang zwischen der Knochendichte an verschiedenen Lokalisationen des proximalen Femurs und der maximalen Last bei der Entstehung von Schenkelhalsfrakturen (Bruchlast) untersucht. Methode: An 41 frisch entnommenen proximalen Leichenfemora wurde die trabekulaere Knochendichte mit Hilfe der Ein-Energie Quantitativen Computertomographie (SE-QCT) bei einer Schichtdicke von 10 mm in der Mitte der Schenkelhalsachse bestimmt. Erfasst wurden die maximale extrakortikale, zylinderfoermige Messregion im Hueftkopf, Schenkelhals und der Intertrochantaerregion sowie das 1 cm{sup 3} umfassende Zentrum dieser Regionen. Die Praeparate wurden unter Zweibeinstandbedingungen

  4. Mating of a PROSTALAC spacer with an intramedullary nail for reconstruction of an infected interprosthetic femoral shaft fracture: a case report.

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    Kamath, Atul F; Austin, Daniel; Lee, Gwo-Chin

    2012-08-01

    Reconstruction for concurrent infection of an ipsilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a challenge. We report a 2-stage reconstruction of a THA for chronic infection of both the THA and TKA with severe femoral bone loss secondary to interprosthetic fractures. The reconstruction involved using a custom-made, temporary, antibiotic-impregnated PROSTALAC spacer mated with an intramedullary nail. The acetabulum was then exposed and the necrotic cartilage was removed and curetted. The acetabulum was reamed to accept a PROSTALAC acetabular shell. The shell was cemented into the acetabulum with antibiotic cement. The custom-made spacer was then inserted distally first into the tibia. The distal end of the intramedullary nail was interlocked with a bicortical bolt to minimise nail rotation. Antibiotic-impregnated cement was moulded around the nail and spacer. The proximal end of the spacer was then reduced into the acetabular socket, and the joint was irrigated and the wound closed. A customised abduction brace was fitted, and partial weight bearing was allowed. Sufficient leg length, soft-tissue tension, and range of hip motion were restored, and a total femur and constrained liner was re-implanted 4 months later. Mating of an intramedullary nail with a PROSTALAC spacer is a viable reconstructive option.

  5. Correlação entre tempo para o tratamento cirúrgico e mortalidade em pacientes idosos com fratura da extremidade proximal do fêmur Correlation between time until surgical treatment and mortality among elderly patients with fractures at the proximal end of the femur

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    Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo primário do estudo é analisar a possível associação entre o atraso para a realização do tratamento cirúrgico e mortalidade em pacientes idosos com fratura da extremidade proximal do fêmur. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 269 pacientes com fraturas da extremidade proximal do fêmur (fraturas do colo do fêmur e fraturas intertrocanterianas, tratadas cirurgicamente no Hospital São Paulo - Unifesp-SP, no período de janeiro de 2003 a dezembro de 2007. Foram analisados e comparados com a literatura referente ao assunto os seguintes atributos: sexo, idade, tipo de fratura, classificação da mesma, lado acometido, síntese utilizada, mecanismo de trauma, tempo de internação, tempo para cirurgia, comorbidades associadas, hemograma de entrada, tipo de anestesia, necessidade de transfusão sanguínea, dia da semana e estação do ano da fratura. RESULTADOS: O estudo apresentou correlação entre maior número de comorbidades clínicas, maior tempo de internação e utilização de anestesia geral na cirurgia com maior mortalidade dos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Não houve associação entre tempo para realização da cirurgia e mortalidade.OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to analyze the possible association between delay in receiving surgical treatment and mortality among elderly patients with fractures at the proximal end of the femur. METHODS: 269 patients with fractures at the proximal end of the femur (femur neck and intertrochanteric fractures who were treated surgically at Hospital São Paulo, UNIFESP, São Paulo, between January 2003 and December 2007, were studied. Sex, age, type of fracture, classification of the fracture, affected side, synthesis used, trauma mechanism, length of hospitalization, length of surgery, associated comorbidities, hemogram at admission, type of anesthesia, need for blood transfusion, day of the week and season of the year of the fracture were analyzed and compared with the literature

  6. Proximal femoral fractures: Principles of management and review of literature

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    Mittal, Ravi; Banerjee, Sumit

    2012-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of this study was to review the principles involved in the management of proximal femoral fractures as reported in the literature. Methods: A medical literature search in the MEDLINE (PubMed) and Cochrane database was undertaken to review strategies and principles in proximal femoral fracture treatment. Randomized control trials and meta analysis were given preference while case reports/small series were rejected. Results and conclusions: Early anatomical reduction and surgical fixation remains the best option to reduce the risk of complications like non-union and avascular necrosis in treating fracture neck femurs. Cancellous screws continue to be the preferred treatment for fixation of neck femur fractures in younger population until the benefit of using sliding hip screws is validated by large multicentric studies. In the geriatric age group, early prosthetic replacement brings down the mortality and morbidity associated with neck femur fractures. Sliding hip screw (DHS) is the best available option for stable inter trochanteric fractures. The use of intramedullary nails e.g. PFN is beneficial in treating inter trochanteric fractures with comminution and loss of lateral buttress. Intramedullary implants have been proven to have increased success rates in subtrochanteric fractures and should be preferred over extramedullary plate fixation systems. PMID:25983451

  7. Artificial Nails Require Care to Keep Nails Healthy

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    ... public", "mcat1=de12", ]; for (var c = 0; c Artificial nails: Dermatologists’ tips for reducing nail damage Nail technician applying an artificial nail: Covering up brittle, soft, or damaged nails ...

  8. Relationships of trabecular bone structure with quantitative ultrasound parameters: in vitro study on human proximal femur using transmission and backscatter measurements.

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    Padilla, F; Jenson, F; Bousson, V; Peyrin, F; Laugier, P

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    The present study was designed to assess the relationships between QUS parameters and bone density or microarchitecture on samples of human femoral trabecular bone. The normalized slope of the frequency-dependent attenuation (nBUA), the speed of sound (SOS) and the broadband ultrasound backscatter coefficient (BUB) were measured on 37 specimens of pure trabecular bones removed from upper parts of fresh human femurs. Bone mineral density (BMD) was assessed using a clinical scanner. Finally, 8 mm diameter cylindrical cores were extracted from the specimens and their microarchitecture was reconstructed after synchrotron radiation microtomography experiments (isotropic resolution of 10 microm). A large number of microarchitectural parameters were computed, describing morphology, connectivity and geometry of the specimens. BMD correlated with all the microarchitectural parameters and the number of significant correlations was found among the architectural parameters themselves. All QUS parameters were significantly correlated to BMD (R=0.83 for nBUA, R=0.81 for SOS and R=0.69 for BUB) and to microarchitectural parameters (R=-0.79 between nBUA and Tb.Sp, R=-0.81 between SOS and Tb.Sp, R=-0.65 between BUB and BS/BV). Using multivariate model, it was found that microstructural parameters adds 10%, 19%, and 4% to the respective BMD alone contribution for the three variables BUA, SOS and BUB. Moreover, the RMSE was reduced by up to 50% for SOS, by up to 21% for nBUA and up to 11% when adding structural variables to BMD in explaining QUS results. Given the sample, which is not osteoporosis-enriched, the added contribution is quite substantial. The variability of SOS was indeed completely explained by a multivariate model including BMD and independent structural parameters (R(2)=0.94). The inverse problem on the data presented here has been addressed using simple and multiple linear regressions. It was shown that the predictions (in terms of R(2) or RMSE) of microarchitectural

  9. Compartment syndrome of the thigh complicating surgical treatment of ipsilateral femur and ankle fractures

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    Moore, M. R.; Garfin, S. R.; Hargens, A. R.

    1987-01-01

    A 26-year-old man presented with ipsilateral femur and ankle fractures. The patient was treated with interlocking nail of his femur fracture, followed by open reduction and internal fixation of his ankle fracture under tourniquet control. Postoperatively, the patient developed compartment syndrome of his thigh with elevated pressures, requiring decompressive fasciotomies. This case illustrates the possible complication of treating a femur fracture with intramedullary nailing and then immediately applying a tourniquet to treat an ipsilateral extremity fracture. Because of the complication with this patient, we feel the procedure should be staged, or a tourniquet should be avoided if possible.

  10. Proximal femur geometry in the adult Kenyan femur and its ...

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  11. Outcome of SIGN Nail Initiative in Treatment of Long Bone Fractures ...

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    Methods: This is prospective descriptive study of 180 fractures of femur and/or tibia, which were openly reduced and fixed using SIGN intramedullary nail and screw. All were followed at least for one year, either until complete rehabilitatio followed at least for one year, either until complete rehabilitation or nail removal.

  12. Update on nail cosmetics.

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    Jefferson, Julie; Rich, Phoebe

    2012-01-01

    Nail cosmetics are used by millions of people worldwide who desire smooth, lustrous nails. The nail cosmetic industry continues to expand to meet increasing consumer demand. In 2011 alone, consumers spent $6.6 billion on nail salon services. Although nail cosmetics are relatively safe, poor application techniques can promote disease, deformity, and allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. The foundation for managing nail cosmetic problems is prevention through education. Familiarity with the procedures and materials used in the nail cosmetic industry is necessary in order to recommend safe nail care strategies. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Nail Surgery for Beginners

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    Güneş Gür

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Nail diseases have a negative impact on quality of life both by causing esthetic concerns and functional disturbances. Many disorders of the nail require nail surgery for diagnosis and treatment. Dermatologists, however, often refrain from surgical interventions of the nail due to prejudices that they are delicate and hard to perform. Appreciation of nail anatomy will render nail surgical interventions fast and easy with favorable results. Here, nail anatomy and basic nail surgical interventions that we often need to use in everyday practice are discussed.

  14. Efeitos do treinamento físico sobre a resistência mecânica do terço proximal do fêmur de ratos Effects of physical training on the mechanical resistance of rat femur proximal thirds

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    Andreo Fernando Aguiar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o comportamento mecânico do terço proximal do fêmur de ratos submetidos ao treinamento aeróbio e resistido crônicos. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar machos (80 dias, 300 a 350 g foram divididos em 3 grupos (n=8 por grupo: Treinamento aeróbio/8 semanas (TA, Treinamento resistido/8 semanas (TR e controle/8 semanas (CO. Ao término do período de treinamento os animais foram sacrificados e o fêmur direito coletado. Para análise do comportamento mecânico do fêmur foram realizados ensaios de flexo-compressão. RESULTADOS: O treinamento resistido ocasionou redução significante da força máxima (Fmáx do fêmur. Por outro lado, promoveu um aumento (23,7% relevante, porém não significante, da deformação da força máxima (DFmáx. O treinamento aeróbio não afetou a Fmáx, porém promoveu uma redução (26,6% considerável, também não significante, da DFmáx. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados demonstram que o treinamento resistido e aeróbio, promoveram redução da Fmáx e da DFmáx óssea, respectivamente. Os dados evidenciam uma ação diferencial de ambos os modelos de treinamento físico sobre as propriedades mecânicas do fêmur de ratos.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mechanical behavior of rat femur proximal thirds submitted to chronic aerobic and resistance training. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (80 days of age, weighing 300 to 350 g were divided into 3 groups (n=8 per group: control (CO, aerobic training (TA and resistance training (TR. At the end of the training, the animals were euthanized and the right femur was collected. Flexion-compression tests were carried out to analyze the mechanical behavior of the femurs. RESULTS: The resistance training promoted a significant reduction in maximum force (Fmáx of the femur. However, it also promoted a relevant increase (23.7%, though without statistical significance, in maximum force deformation (DFmáx. The aerobic training did not affect maximum force, however, it caused a

  15. Nail psoriasis: clinical features, pathogenesis, differential diagnoses, and management

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    Full Text Available Eckart Haneke1–4 1Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 2Dermatology Practice Dermaticum, Freiburg, Germany; 3Centro de Dermatología Epidermis, Instituto CUF, Porto, Portugal; 4Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium Abstract: Psoriasis is the skin disease that most frequently affects the nails. Depending on the very nail structure involved, different clinical nail alterations can be observed. Irritation of the apical matrix results in psoriatic pits, mid-matrix involvement may cause leukonychia, whole matrix affection may lead to red lunulae or severe nail dystrophy, nail bed involvement may cause salmon spots, subungual hyperkeratosis, and splinter hemorrhages, and psoriasis of the distal nail bed and hyponychium causes onycholysis whereas that of the proximal nail fold causes psoriatic paronychia. The more extensive the involvement, the more severe is the nail destruction. Pustular psoriasis may be seen as yellow spots under the nail or, in case of acrodermatitis continua suppurativa, as an insidious progressive loss of the nail organ. Nail psoriasis has a severe impact on quality of life and may interfere with professional and other activities. Management includes patient counseling, avoidance of stress and strain to the nail apparatus, and different types of treatment. Topical therapy may be tried but is rarely sufficiently efficient. Perilesional injections with corticosteroids and methotrexate are often beneficial but may be painful and cannot be applied to many nails. All systemic treatments clearing widespread skin lesions usually also clear the nail lesions. Recently, biologicals were introduced into nail psoriasis treatment and found to be very effective. However, their use is restricted to severe cases due to high cost and potential systemic adverse effects. Keywords: nail psoriasis, etiology, pathology, quality of life, impact, treatment

  16. Femur fracture repair - discharge

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  17. Undetected iatrogenic lesions of the anterior femoral shaft during intramedullary nailing: a cadaveric study

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The incidence of undetected radiographically iatrogenic longitudinal splitting in the anterior cortex during intramedullary nailing of the femur has not been well documented. Methods Cadaveric study using nine pairs of fresh-frozen femora from adult cadavers. The nine pairs of femora underwent a standardized antegrade intramedullary nailing and the detection of iatrogenic lesions, if any, was performed macroscopically and by radiographic control. Results Longitudinal splitting in the anterior cortex was revealed in 5 of 18 cadaver femora macroscopically. Anterior splitting was not detectable in radiographic control. Conclusion Longitudinal splitting in the anterior cortex during intramedullary nailing of the femur cannot be detected radiographically.

  18. Interventions for nail psoriasis

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    de Vries, Anna Christa Q.; Bogaards, Nathalie A.; Hooft, Lotty; Velema, Marieke; Pasch, Marcel; Lebwohl, Mark; Spuls, Phyllis I.

    2013-01-01

    Psoriasis is a common skin disease that can also involve the nails. All parts of the nail and surrounding structures can become affected. The incidence of nail involvement increases with duration of psoriasis. Although it is difficult to treat psoriatic nails, the condition may respond to therapy.

  19. Interventions for nail psoriasis

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    Vries, A.C. de; Bogaards, N.A.; Hooft, L.; Velema, M.; Pasch, M.C.; Lebwohl, M.; Spuls, P.I.

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a common skin disease that can also involve the nails. All parts of the nail and surrounding structures can become affected. The incidence of nail involvement increases with duration of psoriasis. Although it is difficult to treat psoriatic nails, the condition may respond

  20. [Nail diseases in cosmetology].

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    Maleszka, Romuald; Ratajczak-Stefańska, Violetta; Boer, Magdalena; Kiedrowicz, Magdalena

    2010-01-01

    Clinical symptoms attributed to the nail apparatus and observed in cosmetology include atrophic or hypertrophic lesions, pathologic nail coloration, abnormalities of the nail surface, and disorders of the nail plate and bed junction. These symptoms may reflect pathologic processes limited to the nail apparatus or may be the consequence of a dermal or systemic disease. Even though the etiology of nail lesions is variegated, diseases of the nails are simply classified as infectious or non-infectious. The aim of this work was to present the most common diseases of the nail apparatus encountered in cosmetology. Often, nail diseases worsen the quality of life of the patient. In addition, the variegated symptomatology demonstrates that nail lesions should be viewed in a wider perspective because they often are important signs of pathologic processes taking place in the organism of the patient.

  1. The effect of an external hip joint stabiliser on gait function after surgery for tumours located around the circumference of the pelvis: analysis of seven cases of internal hemipelvectomy or proximal femur resection.

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    Akiyama, Toru; Saita, Kazuo; Ogura, Koichi; Kawai, Akira; Imanishi, Jungo; Yazawa, Yasuo; Kawashima, Noritaka; Ogata, Toru

    2016-03-01

    Limb-sparing resection of malignant pelvic tumours provides the opportunity for patients to obtain better post-operative mobility. However, because few studies have examined in detail the gait function of patients following pelvic tumour resection, the factors affecting gait performance remain to be clarified. Here, with the laboratory-based computer-assisted gait analysis, we evaluated these patients' gait objectively and the impact of a hip-stabilising supporter on gait improvement was simultaneously examined. Three-dimensional gait analysis was performed to obtain cross-sectional data for seven post-operative patients (mean age, 42.7 years; range, 20-61 years) who underwent various types of resection, including P1/4 internal hemipelvectomy (IH), P1/2/3 IH, and proximal femur resection with prosthetic reconstruction. To assess the immediate effects of a hip joint stabiliser, we instructed subjects to walk at their self-selected preferred speed and compared gait parameters with and without use of the hip stabiliser. At baseline, the average walking speed was 0.75 m/s (95% CI 0.53-0.97). As shown by the intra-subject comparison, the hip stabiliser increased walking speed in all but one subject, increasing both temporal and spatial parameters. Ground reaction force of operated limbs increased for some subjects, while step length increased on at least one side in all subjects. Improvement in the gait parameters is indicative of better control provided by the external hip stabiliser over the affected limb. Moreover, our findings show the potential of a biomechanical approach to improve gait function following pelvic tumour resection.

  2. Carbon-fiber reinforced intramedullary nailing in musculoskeletal tumor surgery: a national multicentric experience of the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT) Bone Metastasis Study Group.

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    Piccioli, Andrea; Piana, Raimondo; Lisanti, Michele; Di Martino, Alberto; Rossi, Barbara; Camnasio, Francesco; Gatti, Marco; Maniscalco, Pietro; Gherlinzoni, Franco; Spinelli, Maria Silvia; Donati, Davide Maria; Biagini, Roberto; Capanna, Rodolfo; Denaro, Vincenzo

    2017-10-01

    Carbon fiber reinforced (CFR) implants have been proposed for the treatment of fractures or impending fractures of the long bones in the oncology patient. Aim of this study is to present the largest cohort of oncology patients operated by CFR nailing by the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT) Bone Metastasis Study Group. 53 adult oncology patients were operated on with a CFR-PEEK nail. All the data from adjuvants therapies were collected. Bone callus formation, response to radiotherapy, relapse or progression of the osteolysis were recorded. Hardware survival and failure, breakage and need for implant revision were also analysed. Anatomical implantation of nails include humerus (n = 35), femur (n =11) and tibia (n = 7). The most frequent tumors affecting the bone were myeloma (n = 13), breast (n = 11), lung (n = 8), and renal cell cancer (n = 7). Acrylic cement reinforcement was used in 2 patients. One patient was subjected to electrochemotherapy after nail insertion. Intraoperative and early postoperative complications occurred in 13.2% and 7.54% of patients respectively. Eight patients had local progression and one developed a stress fracture proximally to the distal static screw. Radiographic union occurred in 14 patients; one screw loosening was recorded. There is currently a lack of solid evidence on the clinical use of CFR nails in oncologic patients. This is the first and largest study of CFR nailing, with the longest available follow up. Implant related complications and surgery-related morbidity should be taken into account in the decision-making process for the surgical management of these patients. These data can improve the surgeon-patient communication and guide further studies on patients' survival and complications with respect to surgery. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Nailing Pompeii

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    Showstack, Randy

    Roman hihstorian Pliny the Younger noted that Mount Vesuvius blew its top and destroyed Pompeii in the early afternoon of August 24, 1,918 years ago. Now, a team of scientists, tempted by the certainty of that record, has confirmed the eruption to within 7 years. The team developed and used an improved radioactive argon-argon dating technique, which they say can reliably establish the age of rocks as old as the solar system or as recent as 1,000 years old.“We nailed the date to 5% on our first attempt, so we could probably get the error down to 1% or less,” says Paul Renne, adjunct associate professor of geology and geophysics at the University of California at Berkeley and director of the private Berkeley Geochronology Center. “Dating things that are really young has always been the Holy Grail of potassium-argon [an earlier method] and argonargon dating.”

  4. Diaphyseal humeral fractures and intramedullary nailing: Can we improve outcomes?

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    Garnavos, Christos

    2011-01-01

    While intramedullary nailing has been established as the treatment of choice for diaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia, its role in the management of diaphyseal humeral fractures remains controversial. The reasons include not only the complicated anatomy and unique biomechanical characteristics of the arm but also the fact that surgical technique and nail designs devised for the treatment of femoral and tibial fractures are being transposed to the humerus. As a result there is no consensus on many aspects of the humeral nailing procedure, e.g., the basic nail design, nail selection criteria, timing of the procedure, and the fundamental principles of the surgical technique (e.g., antegrade/retrograde, reamed/unreamed, and static/dynamic). These issues will be analyzed and discussed in the present article. Proposals aiming to improve outcomes include the categorization of humeral nails in two distinct groups: “fixed” and “bio”, avoidance of reaming for the antegrade technique and utilization of “semi-reaming” for the retrograde technique, guidelines for reducing complications, setting the best “timing” for nailing and criteria for selecting the most appropriate surgical technique (antegrade or retrograde). Finally, suggestions are made on proper planning and conducting clinical and biomechanical studies regarding the use of intramedullary nailing in the management of humeral shaft fractures. PMID:21559099

  5. Diaphyseal humeral fractures and intramedullary nailing: Can we improve outcomes?

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    Christos Garnavos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available While intramedullary nailing has been established as the treatment of choice for diaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia, its role in the management of diaphyseal humeral fractures remains controversial. The reasons include not only the complicated anatomy and unique biomechanical characteristics of the arm but also the fact that surgical technique and nail designs devised for the treatment of femoral and tibial fractures are being transposed to the humerus. As a result there is no consensus on many aspects of the humeral nailing procedure, e.g., the basic nail design, nail selection criteria, timing of the procedure, and the fundamental principles of the surgical technique (e.g., antegrade/retrograde, reamed/unreamed, and static/dynamic. These issues will be analyzed and discussed in the present article. Proposals aiming to improve outcomes include the categorization of humeral nails in two distinct groups: "fixed" and "bio", avoidance of reaming for the antegrade technique and utilization of "semi-reaming" for the retrograde technique, guidelines for reducing complications, setting the best "timing" for nailing and criteria for selecting the most appropriate surgical technique (antegrade or retrograde. Finally, suggestions are made on proper planning and conducting clinical and biomechanical studies regarding the use of intramedullary nailing in the management of humeral shaft fractures.

  6. Idiopathic 20-nail dystrophy

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    Larsen, Camilla; Bygum, Anette

    2016-01-01

    Twenty-nail dystrophy is a rare disease, typically with all 20 nails affected, which normally occurs as an idiopathic condition in childhood but can be linked to other diseases. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl with a 3-year history of 20-nail dystrophy and no associated diseases or family...... history of skin or nail diseases. She was followed and treated conservatively and, after 6 years of follow-up, we found a marked improvement and almost full resolution of her nail dystrophy. The aim of this report is to show that idiopathic 20-nail dystrophy in children is a self-limiting condition...

  7. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  8. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  9. Bifunctional ectodermal stem cells around the nail display dual fate homeostasis and adaptive wounding response toward nail regeneration.

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    Leung, Yvonne; Kandyba, Eve; Chen, Yi-Bu; Ruffins, Seth; Chuong, Cheng-Ming; Kobielak, Krzysztof

    2014-10-21

    Regulation of adult stem cells (SCs) is fundamental for organ maintenance and tissue regeneration. On the body surface, different ectodermal organs exhibit distinctive modes of regeneration and the dynamics of their SC homeostasis remain to be unraveled. A slow cycling characteristic has been used to identify SCs in hair follicles and sweat glands; however, whether a quiescent population exists in continuously growing nails remains unknown. Using an in vivo label retaining cells (LRCs) system, we detected an unreported population of quiescent cells within the basal layer of the nail proximal fold, organized in a ring-like configuration around the nail root. These nail LRCs express the hair stem cell marker, keratin 15 (K15), and lineage tracing show that these K15-derived cells can contribute to both the nail structure and peri-nail epidermis, and more toward the latter. Thus, this stem cell population is bifunctional. Upon nail plucking injury, the homeostasis is tilted with these SCs dominantly delivering progeny to the nail matrix and differentiated nail plate, demonstrating their plasticity to adapt to wounding stimuli. Moreover, in vivo engraftment experiments established that transplanted nail LRCs can actively participate in functional nail regeneration. Transcriptional profiling of isolated nail LRCs revealed bone morphogenetic protein signaling favors nail differentiation over epidermal fate. Taken together, we have found a previously unidentified ring-configured population of bifunctional SCs, located at the interface between the nail appendage organ and adjacent epidermis, which physiologically display coordinated homeostatic dynamics but are capable of rediverting stem cell flow in response to injury.

  10. Green Nail Syndrome

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    ... Derm App Skin Facts Aging and Sun Damage Beauty Myths Preventing Sun Damage Skin Cancer Detection Skin ... doubt, a nail sample can be taken for culture. Green nail syndrome responds well to treatment. Therapy ...

  11. Nail polish poisoning

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  12. Nail care for newborns

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    ... Supplements Videos & Tools Español You Are Here: Home → Medical Encyclopedia → Nail care for newborns URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001914.htm Nail care for newborns To use ...

  13. Análisis numérico comparativo de fijadores para el tratamiento de fracturas proximales del fémur // Comparative numerical analysis of fixers for the treatment of proximal fractures of the femur

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    Jorge Bosch-Cabrera

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumenMúltiples son los dispositivos utilizados para lograr la consolidación de las fracturas proximales delfémur, algunos sufren roturas antes de ser retirados del paciente, ocasionando nuevascomplicaciones al mismo. En esta investigación se presentan los resultados del análisis numéricorealizado a un fijador interno del tipo placa DHS (Dinámic Hip Screw y a un fijador externomonolateral con tornillo cefálico RALCA (Rodrigo Álvarez Cambras, con el propósito de determinarel comportamiento del estado tensional-deformacional de ambos dispositivos durante laconsolidación ósea de fracturas proximales de cadera, bajo la marcha monopodal del paciente. Parala modelación geométrica de los dispositivos en cuestión se empleó el paquete de diseño en 3DSolidWorks y la simulación numérica se realizó con el empleo del paquete de análisis por elementosfinitos Cosmos/Works. Los resultados muestran valores inferiores de las tensiones máximas en elfijador externo en comparación con las tensiones que surgen en la placa dinámica bajo la acción delas cargas actuantes en los modelos, por lo que se concluye que el primero posee mejorescaracterísticas resistivas, siendo recomendable su uso en pacientes de mayor peso corporal o quepodrían realizar actividades físicas más activas durante su recuperación postoperatoria.Palabras claves: elementos finitos, biomecánica, osteosíntesis, fractura de cadera.____________________________________________________________________________AbstractMultiple are devices used to achieve the consolidation of proximal femur fractures, some sufferingbreakage before being removed from the patient, causing new complications to them. This researchpresents the results of the numerical analysis made to an internal fixer type plate DHS (Dinámic HipScrew, and to a monolateral external fixer with RALCA (Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras head screw, withthe purpose of determining the behavior of the tensional

  14. Nail bed injuries and deformities of nail

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    R Ravindra Bharathi

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    Full Text Available Nail bed injuries are common and management of these requires good knowledge of the nail bed anatomy. Proper management of these injuries will ensure good healing and prevent late deformities. When loss occurs it is challenging to reconstruct which can be done by grafts or microsurgical reconstruction to restore aesthetic appearance of fingers.

  15. Nail bed injuries and deformities of nail

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    R Ravindra Bharathi; Babu Bajantri

    2011-01-01

    Nail bed injuries are common and management of these requires good knowledge of the nail bed anatomy. Proper management of these injuries will ensure good healing and prevent late deformities. When loss occurs it is challenging to reconstruct which can be done by grafts or microsurgical reconstruction to restore aesthetic appearance of fingers.

  16. Nail bed injuries and deformities of nail

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    Bharathi, R. Ravindra; Bajantri, Babu

    2011-01-01

    Nail bed injuries are common and management of these requires good knowledge of the nail bed anatomy. Proper management of these injuries will ensure good healing and prevent late deformities. When loss occurs it is challenging to reconstruct which can be done by grafts or microsurgical reconstruction to restore aesthetic appearance of fingers. PMID:22022029

  17. Lateral drug diffusion in human nails.

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    Palliyil, Biji B; Li, Cong; Owaisat, Suzan; Lebo, David B

    2014-12-01

    The main objective of the current work is to demonstrate the process of passive lateral diffusion in the human nail plate and its effect on the passive transungual permeation of antifungal drug ciclopirox olamine (CPO). A water soluble dye, methyl red sodium salt (MR) was used to visualize the process of lateral diffusion using a novel suspended nail experiment. The decline in concentration of CPO correlates with that of concentration of MR from the proximal to the distal end of the nail in suspended nail study. Three toenails each were trimmed to 5 mm × 5 mm (25 mm(2)), 7 mm × 7 mm (49 mm(2)), and 9 mm × 9 mm (81 mm(2)) to study the extent and effect of lateral diffusion of the CPO on its in vitro transungual permeation. The permeation flux of CPO decreased as the surface area of the toenail increased. There was a positive correlation between the concentrations of CPO and MR in the area of application and in the peripheral area of the toenails of the three surface areas, confirming the findings in the suspended nail experiment. Profound lateral diffusion of CPO was demonstrated and shown to reduce the in vitro passive transungual drug permeation and prolong the lag-time in human toenails. The study data implies that during passive in vitro transungual permeation experiments, the peripheral nail around the area of drug application has to be kept to a minimum, in order to get reliable data which mimics the in vivo situation.

  18. Antegrade interlocking nailing of humeral shaft fractures.

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    Petsatodes, George; Karataglis, Dimitrios; Papadopoulos, Pericles; Christoforides, John; Gigis, John; Pournaras, John

    2004-01-01

    The results of 39 humeral shaft fractures (37 patients) treated with antegrade locked nailing using a Russell-Taylor nail were reviewed. There were 30 acute fractures, 6 fractures malaligned in a hanging cast or brace, and 3 pathological fractures. Patient age ranged from 26 to 80 years (average, 59.7 years) and average follow-up was 25.7 months (range, 6-48 months). Fracture union was achieved in 92.3% of our cases, while shoulder function was excellent or good in 87.2% of cases. Antegrade locked nailing offers a dependable solution for the treatment of humeral shaft fractures, especially in polytrauma patients and cases of segmental or pathological fractures. Far less satisfactory results were obtained in comminuted fractures of the proximal third in the humerus, especially in osteoporotic patients, and we therefore advocate caution with the use of intramedullary nailing in this type of fracture. Certain technical aspects such as avoiding nailing the fracture in distraction, properly countersinking the tip of the nail, and achieving adequate fixation stability have been found to be of paramount importance to reduce the incidence of delayed union/non-union rate and to obtain better functional results from the shoulder joint. The Japanese Orthopaedic Association

  19. The femoral supracondylar nail: preliminary experience.

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    Scheerlinck, T; Krallis, P; Descamps, P Y; Hardy, D; Delincé, P

    1998-12-01

    The treatment of supracondylar fractures of the femur with an intramedullary nail presents some theoretical advantages. Compared to plate osteosynthesis, intramedullary fixation requires less extensive dissection and is biomechanically more favorable. In the elderly patient, these characteristics seem important since bone quality, extensive procedures and bone grafting remain problematic. Since August 1994 we have treated 16 consecutive closed fractures of the distal femur (A.O. type: 7 A.1, 2 A.3, 4 C.1, and 3 C.2) with the Green-Seligson-Henry intramedullary retrograde supracondylar nail. Twelve elderly and osteoporotic patients had suffered low-energy trauma, three young patients had been involved in a traffic accident and one other young patient had attempted suicide. The operative technique, complications and results are described. All fractures healed within a few months (2 to 7) without bone grafting. No failure of the fixation material and no deep infection were encountered. With most elderly patients the functional result was judged satisfactory, considering the population studied. Intraoperative determination of alignment and avoiding shortening were the major difficulties, especially with long oblique or comminuted fractures. Two major complications were encountered in the young population. In one instance nail protrusion in the intercondylar notch caused a deep patellar cartilage erosion and sympathetic distrophy leading to a 15 degrees flexion deformity. Another young patient needed a quadriceps release at the fracture site and subsequently a femoral valgus osteotomy in order to achieve an acceptable final result. In elderly osteoporotic patients presenting an isolated supracondylar fracture, antegrade nailing remains the "safest" technique by avoiding an unnecessary arthrotomy. When previous hip or knee surgery precludes the use of antegrade nailing techniques or when the fracture extends into the intercondylar region, retrograde supracondylar nailing

  20. Factors influencing interlocking screw failure in unreamed small diameter nails--a biomechanical study using a distal tibia fracture model.

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    Weninger, Patrick; Schueller, Michael; Jamek, Michael; Stanzl-Tschegg, Stefanie; Redl, Heinz; Tschegg, Elmar K

    2009-05-01

    Unreamed tibia nails with small diameters are increasingly used for fracture fixation. However, little is known about the fatigue strength of proximal and distal interlocking screws in those nails. To date, no data are available reporting on mechanical differences of solid compared to cannulated tibial nails. The aim of this study was to assess the fatigue strength of proximal and distal interlocking screws of solid and cannulated small diameter tibia nails. We created a distal tibia fracture model (AO/OTA 43 A3) using 16 Sawbones. After fracture stabilization with one of four different nail types (Expert Tibial Nail, VersaNail, T2 Tibial Nailing System, Connex), mechanical testing was performed in three loading series (40,000 cycles each) with incremental loads. Timing and type of interlocking screw failure were assessed. Interlocking screw failure was observed significantly earlier (after a mean interval of 57,042 cycles) in cannulated tibial nails (VersaNail, T2) compared to solid nails (after a mean interval of 88,415 cycles; P fractures of proximal or distal interlocking screws were observed in all specimen. Proximal and distal interlocking screw failure has to be considered in small diameter nails in case of delayed fracture healing. To support our results, further experimental studies and clinical series are necessary.

  1. Influence of flexible nailing in the later phase of fracture healing: strength and mineralization in rat femora.

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    Utvåg, S E; Korsnes, L; Rindal, D B; Reikerås, O

    2001-01-01

    In this experimental study, the influence of flexible nailing in the later phase of femoral fracture healing was investigated. Sixty rats were randomly assigned to three groups. In 20 rats no intervention was performed, and they served as a control group. Fracture and reamed nailing with a rigid steel nail was performed in the left femur in the other 40 rats. These rats were reoperated after 30 days, and the medullary nail was removed. In one group (20 rats) a flexible polyethylene nail was installed (flexibly nailed group), while the rats in the other group received a steel nail identical to the one that was removed (rigidly nailed group). At 60 and 90 days, the left femurs of 10 animals in each group were studied clinically, radiologically, and biomechanically, and bone mineralization was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Radiographs in two planes revealed a clearly visible fracture line in both intervention groups at 60 days. At 90 days, the fracture line was clearly visible in the flexibly nailed group, while bridging callus was apparent after the rigid nailing. At 60 and 90 days, the callus area in the flexibly nailed group was significantly larger than that in the rigidly nailed bones. Biomechanically, flexible nailing reduced maximum bending load and fracture energy at 60 and 90 days compared with findings in rigidly nailed bones, while bending rigidity was similar in the two groups. All values for biomechanical characteristics were reduced at 60 and 90 days in flexibly nailed bones compared with intact femurs, while in the rigid nailing group, bending load and fracture energy were similar to those in intact bones at 90 days. Bone mineral content in the callus segment and diaphysis was greater in the rigidly nailed bones than in the flexible nailing group at 60 days, while at 90 days, no differences were detected. In conclusion, this animal study indicates that: (1) flexible nailing in the later phase of fracture healing increases callus

  2. Prediction of a nail polish colour applied on a nail.

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    Monpeurt, C; Cinotti, E; Razafindrakoto, J; Rubegni, P; Fimiani, M; Perrot, J L; Hebert, M

    2018-02-01

    The colour of a nail polish varies according to the nail on which it is applied. The objective of this study was to predict the colour of the nail polish on a given nail and to study how the colour varies depending on the nail polish thickness. Six nail polishes were applied in one, two and three layers on the nails of one subject, thus forming eighteen samples. The spectral reflectances of the eighteen nail polishes applied on the nails with different thicknesses were obtained by spectrophotometry. The spectral reflectances of the nails without polish were also measured using the same technique. The thicknesses of nail polishes were measured by high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT). Then, to determine the physical parameters of the nail polish itself, we applied the six nail polishes on an opacity drawdown chart and we measured the spectral reflectance and the thickness of each patch using spectrophotometry and HD-OCT, respectively. The Kubelka-Munk theory was used to get the predicted spectral reflectance of the nail polish applied on the nail according to the polish thickness by knowing the parameter of the polish itself and the spectral reflectance of the nail. The predicted spectral reflectances were finally compared with those measured directly on the nails. The predicted spectral reflectances were rather close to measured ones. Consequently, knowing the colour of the nail without polish and the optical parameters of the nail polish itself, we can estimate the colour of the nail polish applied on the nail depending on its thickness. Our study showed that the Kubelka-Munk theory can be used to predict the nail polish colour. The ability to predict the real colour of a nail polish applied on a nail could help a nail polish manufacturer to improve his polish formulae in order to obtain a precise colour. © 2017 Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Société Française de Cosmétologie.

  3. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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    Full Text Available ... district office Invite elected officials to your practice Life After Residency Webinars Event calendar Previous meetings archive ... Injured skin Nail care Artificial nails Healthy nails Child nail care Manicure safety Nail biting Anti-aging ...

  4. [Retrograde nailing in a tibial fracture].

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    Valls-Mellado, M; Martí-Garín, D; Fillat-Gomà, F; Marcano-Fernández, F A; González-Vargas, J A

    2014-01-01

    We describe a case of a severely comminuted type iiia open tibial fracture, with distal loss of bone stock (7 cm), total involvement of the tibial joint surface, and severe instability of the fibular-talar joint. The treatment performed consisted of thorough cleansing, placing a retrograde reamed calcaneal-talar-tibial nail with proximal and distal blockage, as well as a fibular-talar Kirschner nail. Primary closure of the skin was achieved. After 3 weeks, an autologous iliac crest bone graft was performed to fill the bone defect, and the endomedullary nail, which had protruded distally was reimpacted and dynamized distally. The bone defect was eventually consolidated after 16 weeks. Currently, the patient can walk without pain the tibial-astragal arthrodesis is consolidated. Copyright © 2013 SECOT. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  5. Nail Deformities and Injuries.

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    Tucker, James Rory J

    2015-12-01

    A variety of nail deformities commonly presents in the primary care office. An understanding of nail anatomy coupled with inspection of the nails at routine office visits can reveal undetected disorders. Some problems are benign, and treatment should be attempted by the primary care provider, such as onychomycosis, paronychia, or ingrown toenails. For conditions such as benign melanonychia, longitudinal ridges, isolated Beau lines, and onycholysis, clinicians may offer reassurance to patients who are concerned about the change in their nails. For deformities such as early pterygium or clubbing, a thorough evaluation and referral to an appropriate specialist may be warranted. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. OUTCOME OF INTERTROCHANTERIC FRACTURES TREATED WITH SHORT FEMORAL NAIL

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    Yadkikar Shriniwas V, Yadkikar Vishnu S, Patel Mayank, Dhruvilkumar Gandhi, Kunkulol Rahul

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To study the functional and anatomical outcome of Inter trochanteric fractures of femur treated with Short femoral nail. Method: This was retrospective study carried out in which 60 patients (50 Male & 10 Female of 5th to 8th decade of life who underwent Short femoral nail fixation for both Stable & unstable Inter Trochanteric fractures. From the records each patient data was assessed for time required for mobilization, average fracture healing time, degree and grade of hip range of movements, complications, anatomical reduction achieved using Short femoral nail fixation. Results: 55 cases achieved Anatomical reduction. Good to Excellent Hip range of Motion was in 55 (90 % cases. Fracture union was seen in all cases. No evidence of Z Effect, AVN of femoral head, Implant failure, Fracture of femoral shaft below the Nail tip was seen in any case, However Reverse Z Effect was seen in 4 & shortening of less than 2 cm was seen in 2 cases, External rotation of 10 degree was seen in1 case. Average fracture Union time was 14 weeks. Conclusion: Short femoral nail appears to be better implant for fixation of both Stable & unstable Inter Trochanteric fractures as it fulfills the biomechanical demands being minimally invasive, less blood loss , it prevents excessive varus collapse at fracture site, produces less stress riser effect below the nail tip, Short operative time, Facilitates early mobilization & functional recovery of patients. But Anatomical fracture reduction & optimal implant placement are absolutely must for better results.

  7. Drug-induced nail disorders.

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    2014-07-01

    Nail disorders are defined according to their appearance and the part of the nail affected: the nail plate, the tissues that support or hold the nail plate in place, or the lunula. The consequences of most nail disorders are purely cosmetic. Other disorders, such as ingrown nails, inflammation, erythema, abscesses or tumours, cause functional impairment or pain. The appearance of the lesions is rarely indicative of their cause. Possible causes include physiological changes, local disorders or trauma, systemic conditions, toxic substances and drugs. Most drug-induced nail disorders resolve after discontinuation of the drug, although complete resolution sometimes takes several years. Drugs appear to induce nail disorders through a variety of mechanisms. Some drugs affect the nail matrix epithelium, the nail bed or the nail folds. Some alter nail colour. Other drugs induce photosensitivity. Yet others affect the blood supply to the nail unit. Nail abnormalities are common during treatment with certain cytotoxic drugs: taxanes, anthracyclines, fluorouracil, EGFR, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, etc. Some drugs are associated with a risk of serious and painful lesions, such as abscesses. When these disorders affect quality of life, the benefits of withdrawing the drug must be weighed against the severity of the condition being treated and the drug's efficacy, taking into account the harm-benefit balance of other options. Various anti-infective drugs, including tetracyclines, quinolones, clofazimine and zidovudine, cause the nail plate to detach from the nail bed after exposure to light, or cause nail discoloration. Psoralens and retinoids can also have the same effects.

  8. Comparative endurance testing of the Biomet Matthews Nail and the Dynamic Compression Screw, in simulated condylar and supracondylar femoral fractures

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    Davies Benjamin M

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The dynamic compression screw is a plate and screws implant used to treat fractures of the distal femur. The Biomet Matthews Nail is a new retrograde intramedullary nail designed as an alternative surgical option to treat these fractures. The objective of this study was to assess the comparative endurance of both devices. Method The dynamic compression screw (DCS and Biomet Matthews Nail (BMN were implanted into composite femurs, which were subsequently cyclically loaded using a materials testing machine. Simulated fractures were applied to each femur prior to the application of load. Either a Y type fracture or a transverse osteotomy was prepared on each composite femur using a jig to enable consistent positioning of cuts. Results The Biomet Matthews Nail demonstrated a greater endurance limit load over the dynamic compression screw in both fracture configurations. Conclusion The distal locking screws pass through the Biomet Matthews Nail in a unique "cruciate" orientation. This allows for greater purchase in the bone of the femoral condyle and potentially improves the stability of the fracture fixation. As these fractures are usually in weak osteoporotic bone, the Biomet Matthews Nail represents a favourable surgical option in these patients.

  9. [Cosmetology and brittle nails].

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    Abimelec, P

    2000-12-15

    The knowledge of manicure techniques and nail cosmetics compositions are a prerequisite to the understanding of their potential side effects. The brittle nail syndrome is a common problem that roughly affect 20% of women. We will review the etiologic hypothesis, describe the various presentations, and suggest a treatment for this perplexing problem.

  10. Yellow nail syndrome

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    Dixit Ramakant

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of yellow nail syndrome is described in a forty year old male patient who presented with classical triad of this syndrome i.e. deformed yellow nails, lymph-edema and chronic recurrent pleural effusion. The practical problems in the di-agnosis are also briefly discussed with emphasis on awareness of this rare clinical entity.

  11. Hair and nail relationship.

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    Baran, R.; Dawber, R.P.; Haneke, E.

    2005-01-01

    Hair and nails are often stated to have much in common in relation to their origin, anatomical structures, and common involvement in many diseases. Hair and nails are predominantly epithelial structures derived from primitive epidermis and made up of keratinous fibrils embedded in a sulfur-rich

  12. Nail Patella Syndrome

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    V K Jain

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available A 14-year-old male having nail-patella syndrome, manifested as deficient nails on the ubw aspect of thumbs, V-shaped half- moons, rudimentry patella on right side and absence on left side. X-ray of pelvis showed iliac horns.. Family history was suggestive of autosomal dominant of inheritance

  13. Nail changes after carbamazepine

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    Chopra Adarsh

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Antiepileptics are known to produce different types of side effects including nail changes. A 20-year-old epileptic man had yellowish discolouration followed by dystrophy and onycholysis of his 15 nails after taking carbamazepine for 3 months which cleared within six months after discontinuation of the drug. This type of change has not been reported earlier with carbamazepine

  14. Avaliação da apresentação de sinais e sintomas de impacto femoroacetabular após epifisiólise do fêmur proximal Evaluation of presentation of signs and symptoms of femoroacetabular impingement after epiphysiolysis of the proximal femur

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    Fábio Peng Krüger

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Neste trabalho, procuramos avaliar se existe relação entre o grau de deslizamento da epifisiólise femoral proximal (EFP e a presença de impacto femoroacetabular (IFA. Ainda, analisou-se o arco de movimento do quadril (ADM em relação ao IFA, além de revisar a literatura sobre o assunto. MÉTODO: Foram analisados 19 casos de EFP em 15 pacientes tratados cirurgicamente com epifisiodese in situ com um parafuso canulado, com seguimento médio de 27 meses. Realizou-se a análise do grau de deslizamento da EFP pelos ângulos epimetafisário (âEM e coloepifisário (âCE da radiografia em perfil, dos sinais de impacto radiográficos na incidência anteroposterior, dos sintomas clínicos e do ADM do quadril. RESULTADOS: Evidenciou-se que o grau de deslizamento da EFP (através do âEM apresenta relação inversa estatisticamente significante com a presença de IFA no período médio de seguimento deste estudo. Ou seja, os pacientes que demonstraram um quadro sintomático de IFA apresentaram graus menores de deslizamento. Isso pode ser explicado pelo fato que o tipo de impacto que ocorre na EFP (came de inclusão ou de impacção depende do grau de deslizamento, e estes se apresentam de forma e cronologia diferentes. O ADM do quadril não apresentou relação com o IFA. CONCLUSÃO: Há relação entre o grau de deslizamento e a presença de IFA clínicoradiológica após EFP.OBJECTIVES: In this study, we sought to evaluate whether there is any relationship between the degree of epiphysiolysis of the proximal femur (EPF and the presence of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI. Hip range of motion (ROM was also analyzed in relation to FAI, and the literature on this topic was reviewed. METHODS: Nineteen cases of EPF in fifteen patients who had been treated surgically by means of in situ epiphysiodesis with a cannulated screw were evaluated. The mean follow-up was 27 months. The degree of EPF was analyzed using the epimetaphyseal and neck

  15. Avaliação prospectiva da evolução clínica, radiográfica e funcional do tratamento das fraturas trocantéricas instáveis do fêmur com haste cefalomedular Prospective assessment of the clinical, radiographic and functional evolution of treatment for unstable trochanteric fractures of the femur using a cephalomedullary nail

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    Richard Armelin Borger

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar, durante um ano de seguimento pós-operatório, a evolução clínica, radiográfica e funcional das fraturas trocantéricas instáveis do fêmur submetidas à osteossíntese com haste cefalomedular. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 14 homens e 23 mulheres com idade média de 77,7 anos, 27 destes com fraturas AO/ASIF 31A2 e 10, 31A3. Os pacientes foram avaliados clinicamente, radiograficamente e funcionalmente com uma semana, duas semanas, um mês, dois meses, seis meses e um ano de pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Nas complicações clínicas, verificaram-se cinco casos de óbito, um caso de úlcera de calcâneo, um caso de obstrução arterial aguda e dois casos de trombose venosa profunda. Na avaliação radiográfica, o ângulo cervicodiafisário médio no pós-operatório imediato foi de 132,5°. O índice ponta-ápice médio foi de 22,8mm. Após um ano, o ângulo cervicodiafisário médio foi de 131,7. A consolidação da fratura foi verificada em todos os pacientes após seis meses de pós-operatório, exceto em um caso que apresentou cut out. Não houve casos de fratura abaixo do implante. A avaliação funcional através do escore de Harris após um ano apresentou uma média de 69,3 pontos. A avaliação da progressão da marcha identificou que, após um ano, 40,6% dos pacientes apresentavam a mesma capacidade de deambulação prévia. Através da escala visual analógica de dor, identificamos diminuição importante das queixas álgicas, passando de 5,19 com uma semana para 2,25 após um ano. CONCLUSÃO: A osteossíntese com haste cefalomedular resultou em baixas complicações clínicas, mecânicas e resultados funcionais adequados.OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical, radiological and functional evolution of osteosynthesis using a cephalomedullary nail, in unstable trochanteric fractures of the femur, over a one-year postoperative follow-up. METHODS: Fourteen men and 23 women of mean age 77.7 years were evaluated. Twenty -seven

  16. Nail unit in collagen vascular diseases: A clinical, histopathological and direct immunofluorescence study

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    Nabil P

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Abnormalities of the nail unit are common in patients with connective tissue diseases. Clinical examination of the nail unit, coupled with biopsy of proximal nail fold offers an additional advantage in the diagnosis. Purpose: Our aim was to record clinical changes of the nail unit in connective tissue diseases and to study the histopathological (both H and E and periodic acid Schiff and direct immunofluorescence (DIF findings of nail-fold biopsy. Materials and Methods: Thirty-eight confirmed cases connective tissue diseases attending skin OPD were enrolled in the study. After detailed clinical examination of the nail unit, a crescentric biopsy was taken from the proximal nail fold (PNF. Histopathological and DIF studies were was carried out. Findings: Nail changes could be demonstrated in 65% connective tissue diseases. Specific histopathological (H and E and immunofluorescence findings were also encountered in many patients. Conclusion: Clinical examination of the nail unit offers additional clue in the diagnosis of connective tissue diseases. Though DIF of PNF biopsy is useful in the diagnosis, it is not an ideal site for H and E study, as the yield is very low. Limitations: Lack of adequate comparison group and non-utilization of capillary microscopy for the detection of nail fold capillary abnormalities.

  17. Treatment of inflammatory nail disorders.

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    Dehesa, Luis; Tosti, Antonella

    2012-01-01

    This article provides an updated review on diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory nail disorders including psoriasis, lichen planus, trachyonychia, and autoimmune bullous disorders. Despite the significant negative repercussion of the nail psoriasis in the quality of life of patients, treatment is often not sufficiently effective. The efficacy of topical therapies is limited to nail bed psoriasis. Intralesional corticosteroid injections are extensively utilized in nail matrix psoriasis. Systemic immunosuppressant drugs such as methotrexate and cyclosporine have shown efficacy. Biologics, particularly infliximab and etanercept, have also demonstrated high efficacy in the treatment of severe nail disease. Nail matrix lichen planus can cause nail atrophy and irreversible nail scarring and requires prompt treatment with systemic steroids. There is not gold standard therapy for trachyonychia, but in most cases the nail signs improve spontaneously and treatment is not necessary. Nail changes in pemphigus and other autoimmune disorders respond promptly to systemic therapy with steroids and immunosuppressants. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Nail Photography: Tips and Tricks

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    Feroze Kaliyadan; K T Ashique

    2016-01-01

    Photographic documentation of the nails is important in the objective evaluation of response to treatment and in disseminating scientific information related to nail diseases. The key to a good image of the nail is proper framing and achieving a sharp focused image with good contrast with the background, at the same time avoiding strong reflections from the nail surface. While the general principles of clinical photography apply to nail imaging also, this article attempts to highlight some ti...

  19. Nail cosmetics: allergies and irritations.

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    Baran, Robert

    2002-01-01

    Recent precise figures are not available for the number of adverse reactions related to the use of nail care products. Reactions to nail cosmetic procedures may be divided into reactions at the site of application to the nail itself and ectopic reactions, when the hand transfers a small amount of nail cosmetic to other areas of the skin. Fingernail coatings encompass two types: coatings that harden upon evaporation (nail enamel, base coat, top coat); and coatings that polymerize (sculptured nails, light-curing gels, preformed artificial nails, nail mending and nail wrapping). The test battery enables us to distinguish allergic reactions from irritant reactions. Interestingly, some reactions, such as distant allergic contact dermatitis, are more frequent with nail enamel than with coatings that polymerize. On the other hand, the latter are greater offenders in the nail area. Nail hardeners may just be modified nail enamels containing nylon fibers, acrylate resin and hydrolyzed proteins. Others may contain up to 5% formaldehyde tissue fixative (which can have adverse effects on the nail), but are designed in the US to be applied only to the free edge of the nail while the skin is shielded. Caution is necessary in interpreting formaldehyde patch testing reactions.

  20. Çok Parçalı Femur cisim kırıklarında vidalı küntscher (Interlocking çivileme) uygulaması

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    Caniklioglu, Mustafa; Yalaman, O.; Parmaksizoglu, A.; Kiran, U; A. Yigit

    2004-01-01

    Interlocking nailing operations with special Küntscher nails having screw holes were perfomed in 8 patients who had segmentary femur diapshysis fractures at Orthopaedics and Travmatalogy Department of Taksim Hospital. No complications such as infection, nuonunion or rotational deformities were seen in these patients in one of them, the intramedullary nail was broken union was later obtained by applying brace to the broken extremity. 1,5 cm of shortness of the broken extermity was seen in pat...

  1. Removal of a Broken Cannulated Femoral Nail: A Novel Retrograde Impaction Technique

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    Kongkhet Riansuwan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This report presents a surgical technique to remove a broken cannulated nail from the femur. A Harrington rod was modified for retrograde impaction of the retained fragment. The broken implant was finally removed without complication. This particular procedure was safe, simple, and promising.

  2. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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    Full Text Available ... tissue that makes nails grow, resulting in abnormal-looking nails. Chronic nail biting can also leave you ... regular manicures: Spending money to keep your nails looking attractive may make you less likely to bite ...

  3. Genetics Home Reference: nail-patella syndrome

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    ... Twitter Home Health Conditions Nail-patella syndrome Nail-patella syndrome Printable PDF Open All Close All Enable ... to view the expand/collapse boxes. Description Nail-patella syndrome is characterized by abnormalities of the nails, ...

  4. Microscopy of Common Nail Cosmetics.

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    Zimmer, Katelyn A; Clay, Tiffany; Vidal, Claudia I; Chaudhry, Sofia; Hurley, Maria Y

    2017-11-01

    Nail clipping specimens are commonly submitted for the microscopic evaluation of nail disease; however, there may be missing clinical history regarding nail polish or other adornments present on the nail at the time of specimen retrieval. For this study, 6 types of nail cosmetics were chosen and applied to the nail plate of a volunteer. After a period of at least 24 hours, the nail plates with adornments and a control nail plate were clipped and placed in formalin. Specimens were processed using a standard nail protocol. All of the specimens, except the sticker appliqué, survived the fixation process. The glitter nail polish was the only specimen found to be polarizable. None of the specimens that survived fixation were found to be PAS-positive. Cosmetic nail enhancements are easily differentiated from the nail plate microscopically; nail cosmetics appear as a distinct layer of inorganic material lying atop the nail plate. There were 2 main microscopic patterns noted on the specimens: those with 2 layers and those with 3 layers.

  5. Architecture of the femoral medullary canal and working length for intramedullary nailing. Biomechanic indications for dynamic nailing.

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    Steriopoulos, K; Psarakis, S A; Savakis, C; Papakitsou, E; Christakis, D; Velivasakis, E

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    We classified human femoral intramedullary architecture into 3 types. The cortex in the first type is thick and the medullary canal narrow with an even and smooth translation towards the metaphysis. In the second type, the cortex is thin and the canal wider, also evenly distributed along the entire length, while in the third type the canal narrows just distal to the subtrochanteric region and similarly a few centimeters distally. Some medullary canals of the second type do not allow dynamic nailing, while canals of the third type presents some difficulties for unreamed nails. Most medullary canals belong to the first and second type and only few belong to type three. We performed comparative experimental loading in 11 pairs of cadaveric fractured femora fixed with static and dynamic nailing. Dynamic nailing was found to behave as safely as static ones in the presence of a sound femoral shaft central and peripheral to the fracture with a length twice the diameter of the femur at the fracture level. This could be checked intraoperatively with gentle rotation under image intensifier. In a clinical series, dynamic nailing was performed in about one quarter of the patients with femoral shaft fractures (18 of 72 patients) with excellent results.

  6. [Cosmetic nail products].

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    Baran, R; Goettmann, S; André, J

    2016-05-01

    Cosmetic embellishment of fingernails involves the use of substance that harden either after the evaporation of solvents (varnishes) or after polymerisation (artificial acrylic nails, gel tips, glue-on artificial nails). Pathological reactions to cosmetics usually occur at a remote site for varnishes, and, most commonly, in situ with polymerising substances. Unvarnished artificial nails do not affect pulse oximetry readings, and in theory, patients are not required to remove them. However, a real problem of contamination via artificial nails exists. Increased carriage of pathological Gram-negative organisms and of Staphylococcus aureus and yeasts has been noted among nursing staff wearing artificial nails, both before and after fingernail cleaning. Fingernail fragility manifests itself through a number of different physical signs such as soft, breaking nails, with longitudinal or transverse fissures, showing distal doubling or friability. In some subjects, excessive manicuring with metal instruments or manicure sticks results in rolled onycholysis, of evocative appearance, or transverse onycholysis. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  7. Proximal femoral nail anti-rotation and dynamic hip screw in repair of intertrochanteric fracture in the elderly:a meta-analysis%防旋型股骨近端髓内钉与动力髋螺钉修复老年股骨转子间骨折的Meta分析

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    刘利国; 哈斯鲁; 张谢卓; 徐超; 伊力哈木•托合提

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    背景:现在大量的研究已经证实与动力髋螺钉相比,防旋型股骨近端髓内钉修复老年股骨转子间骨折具有较好的疗效,但具体的优越性目前尚无明确结论。目的:采用Meta分析的方法,将防旋型股骨近端髓内钉与动力髋螺钉对老年股骨转子间骨折的修复效果进行比较。方法:通过计算机检索2011至2015年维普数据库、万方数据库、PubMed数据库、Embase数据库等,搜集有关防旋型股骨近端髓内钉与动力髋螺钉修复老年股骨转子间骨折的随机对照试验,选择手术时间、术中出血量、住院时间、骨折愈合时间、Harris评分、切口长度、术后下床行走时间作为 Meta分析评价的指标,采用 RevMan 5.3进行数据分析。结果与结论:最终纳入9篇文献,共纳入858例老年股骨转子间骨折患者,文献发表时间为2011至2015年,均为中文文献。Meta 分析结果显示,与动力髋螺钉相比,防旋型股骨近端髓内钉修复老年股骨转子间骨折可以有效减少手术时间、出血量、住院时间、骨性愈合时间及切口长度,并且术后下地活动时间较早,可获得较好的髋关节功能恢复。提示与动力髋螺钉相比,防旋型股骨近端髓内钉修复老年股骨转子间骨折具有一定的优越性,在患者及所在医院条件允许的情况下可以优先选择防旋型股骨近端髓内钉修复老年股骨转子间骨折。%BACKGROUND:Now a lot of studies have confirmed that in contrast with the dynamic hip screw, the proximal femoral nail anti-rotation has a better therapeutic effect on the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures in the elderly, but there is no definite conclusion on the specific superiority at present. OBJECTIVE:To compare the curative effects of proximal femoral nail anti-rotation and dynamic hip screw in repair of intertrochanteric fracture using a meta-analysis. METHODS: We searched VIP database

  8. Nail photography: Tips and tricks

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    Feroze Kaliyadan

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    Full Text Available Photographic documentation of the nails is important in the objective evaluation of response to treatment and in disseminating scientific information related to nail diseases. The key to a good image of the nail is proper framing and achieving a sharp focused image with good contrast with the background, at the same time avoiding strong reflections from the nail surface. While the general principles of clinical photography apply to nail imaging also, this article attempts to highlight some tips which can be specifically used to improve the quality of nail images.

  9. Nail Photography: Tips and Tricks.

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    Kaliyadan, Feroze; Ashique, K T

    2016-01-01

    Photographic documentation of the nails is important in the objective evaluation of response to treatment and in disseminating scientific information related to nail diseases. The key to a good image of the nail is proper framing and achieving a sharp focused image with good contrast with the background, at the same time avoiding strong reflections from the nail surface. While the general principles of clinical photography apply to nail imaging also, this article attempts to highlight some tips which can be specifically used to improve the quality of nail images.

  10. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  11. [A young man with discoloured nails

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    Schers, H.J.; Kleinpenning, M.M.

    2016-01-01

    A 23-year-old man consulted his general practitioner with discoloured nails. The nails showed the typical pattern of half and half nails or Lindsay's nails. This condition sometimes accompanies renal failure or thyroid disease and must be differentiated from Terry's nails, psoriatic nails and

  12. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  14. Finger Tendon Travel Associated with Sequential Trigger Nail Gun Use

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    Lowe, Brian; Albers, James; Hudock, Stephen; Krieg, Edward

    2015-01-01

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT Background Pneumatic nail guns used in wood framing are equipped with one of two triggering mechanisms. Sequential actuation triggers have been shown to be a safer alternative to contact actuation triggers because they reduce traumatic injury risk. However, the sequential actuation trigger must be depressed for each individual nail fired as opposed to the contact actuation trigger, which allows the trigger to be held depressed as nails are fired repeatedly by bumping the safety tip against the workpiece. As such, concerns have been raised about risks for cumulative trauma injury, and reduced productivity, due to repetitive finger motion with the sequential actuation trigger. Purpose This study developed a method to predict cumulative finger flexor tendon travel associated with the sequential actuation trigger nail gun from finger joint kinematics measured in the trigger actuation and productivity standards for wood-frame construction tasks. Methods Finger motions were measured from six users wearing an instrumented electrogoniometer glove in a simulation of two common framing tasks–wall building and flat nailing of material. Flexor tendon travel was calculated from the ensemble average kinematics for an individual nail fired. Results Finger flexor tendon travel was attributable mostly to proximal interphalangeal and distal interphalangeal joint motion. Tendon travel per nail fired appeared to be slightly greater for a wall-building task than a flat nailing task. The present study data, in combination with construction industry productivity standards, suggest that a high-production workday would be associated with less than 60 m/day cumulative tendon travel per worker (based on 1700 trigger presses/day). Conclusion and Applications These results suggest that exposure to finger tendon travel from sequential actuation trigger nail gun use may be below levels that have been previously associated with high musculoskeletal disorder risk. PMID

  15. Nail involvement in psoriatic arthritis.

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    Sobolewski, Piotr; Walecka, Irena; Dopytalska, Klaudia

    2017-01-01

    Nail psoriasis is considered a significant psychological and social problem causing functional impairment in affected patients. Nail changes hamper their daily and occupational activities and contribute to a worse quality of life. Almost 50% of patients with psoriasis vulgaris and up to 80% of patients with psoriatic arthritis are afflicted with nail lesions. The important correlation between psoriatic arthritis and nail changes is well established - the presence of the latter is a strong predictor of the development of arthritis. There is a broad spectrum of nail dystrophies associated with psoriasis, ranging from the common pitting, subungual hyperkeratosis and loosening of the nail plate to less frequent discolouration and splinter haemorrhages. Some of these symptoms are also observed in other nail diseases, and further diagnostics should be performed. The assessment tools NAPSI (Nail Psoriasis Severity Index), mNAPSI (Modified Nail Psoriasis Severity Index), and PNSS (Psoriasis Nail Severity Score) are most commonly used to grade the severity of nail involvement in psoriasis and enable the evaluation of therapy effectiveness. The treatment of nail psoriasis is a major clinical challenge. It should be adjusted to the extent of dermal, articular and ungual lesions. Systemic therapies of psoriasis, especially biological agents, are most likely to be effective in treating nail psoriasis. However, as their use is limited in scope and safety, topical therapy remains a mainstay, and the combination of corticosteroids and vitamin D3 analogues is considered to be most helpful.

  16. Quantitative fit assessment of tibial nail designs using 3D computer modelling.

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    Schmutz, B; Rathnayaka, K; Wullschleger, M E; Meek, J; Schuetz, M A

    2010-02-01

    Intramedullary nailing is the standard fixation method for displaced diaphyseal fractures of the tibia in adults. The bends in modern tibial nails allow for an easier insertion, enhance the 'bone-nail construct' stability, and reduce axial malalignments of the main fragments. Anecdotal clinical evidence indicates that current nail designs do not fit optimally for patients of Asian origin. The aim of this study was to develop a method to quantitatively assess the anatomical fitting of two different nail designs for Asian tibiae by utilising 3D computer modelling. We used 3D models of two different tibial nail designs (ETN (Expert Tibia Nail) and ETN-Proximal-Bend, Synthes), and 20 CT-based 3D cortex models of Japanese cadaver tibiae. With the aid of computer graphical methods, the 3D nail models were positioned inside the medullary cavity of the intact 3D tibia models. The anatomical fitting between nail and bone was assessed by the extent of the nail protrusion from the medullary cavity into the cortical bone, in a real bone this might lead to axial malalignments of the main fragments. The fitting was quantified in terms of the total surface area, and the maximum distance by which the nail was protruding into the cortex of the virtual bone model. In all 20 bone models, the total area of the nail protruding from the medullary cavity was smaller for the ETN-Proximal-Bend (average 540 mm(2)) compared to the ETN (average 1044 mm(2)). Also, the maximum distance of the nail protruding from the medullary cavity was smaller for the ETN-Proximal-Bend (average 1.2mm) compared to the ETN (average 2.7 mm). The differences were statistically significant (p<0.05) for both the total surface area and the maximum distance measurements. By utilising computer graphical methods it was possible to conduct a quantitative fit assessment of different nail designs. The ETN-Proximal-Bend shows a statistical significantly better intramedullary fit with less cortical protrusion than the

  17. Comparision of the Expandable Nail with Locked Nail in the ...

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    2017-09-14

    Sep 14, 2017 ... fracture patterns as informed in a biomechanical study. Maher et al.[36] compared the expandable nail with a standard locked nail in fracture model, finding that spiral fracture patterns, rather than transverse fractures, were more suitable for expandable nail fixation.. However, in this study bending and ...

  18. Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Femur with Segmental Bone Defect: Concepts and Treatment

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    Mohd. Y. Bajuri

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Chronic osteomyelitis of the femur has always been a challenging scenario for the treating surgeon. It leads to morbidity to the patient as it interferes with the patient's rehabilitation and mobilisation. This is further complicated with the presence of a segmental bone loss following debridement due to the infection. We present a case of a young man who had a femur fracture which was initially treated with intramedullary nailing and subsequently was complicated with deep surgical site infection leading to chronic osteomyelitis.

  19. Nail manifestations in pemphigus vulgaris

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    Cahali Juliana Burihan; Kakuda Everton Yuji Soyama; Santi Cláudia Giuli; Maruta Celina Wakisaka

    2002-01-01

    Nail involvement in pemphigus vulgaris is rare. We describe 5 patients with pemphigus vulgaris presenting nail involvement. In this disease, nail manifestations present, by order of frequency, as chronic paronychia, onychomadesis, onycholysis, Beau's lines and trachyonychia. All our 5 cases presented with paronychia, and 1 of them also had Beau's lines. Treatment with prednisone and/or cyclophosphamide controlled mucocutaneous and nail manifestations in all cases. O acometimento ungueal no...

  20. Yellow nail syndrome and bronchiectasis

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    ABSTRACT. The Yellow Nail Syndrome includes slow growing, opaque yellow nails with exaggerated lateral curvature, associated with lymphoedema and chronic respiratory disorders. The nail changes may precede the lymphoedema by a number of years. Bronchiectasis may be the only chronic respiratory disorder;.

  1. Prediction of Pathologic Fracture Risk in Activities of Daily Living and Rehabilitation of Patients With Metastatic Breast Carcinoma of the Pelvis and Femur

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    Inoue, Nozomu

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of the project was to develop a computer model of the pelvis and proximal femur which could be used to predict pathologic fracture risk and study the effects of pelvic and proximal femoral...

  2. Humeral nailing revisited.

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    Rommens, P M; Kuechle, R; Bord, Th; Lewens, T; Engelmann, R; Blum, J

    2008-12-01

    Unreamed interlocked humeral nailing for stabilisation of acute humeral fractures was introduced a decade ago. Antegrade and retrograde nail insertion are equally popular. The role of nailing as opposed to plating of humeral fractures is the subject of continuous debate. Between 1997 and 2005, 99 acute fractures of the humeral shaft were treated operatively with the unreamed humeral nail (UHN, Synthes) in our Level I Trauma Centre. The mean age of the patients was 63 years. Only eight patients (8.1%) were polytraumatised, nine patients had an open fracture (9.1%), five had a primary radial nerve palsy (5.1%). There were 54 antegrade and 45 retrograde nailings. The procedures were performed by 19 different surgeons, who carefully followed a detailed operation protocol. There were 6 adverse events: 3 secondary radial nerve palsies (3%), 2 fissures at the insertion point (2%) and one false placement of a locking screw (1%). Three patients developed pseudarthrosis (3%). Eight further operation were necessary (8.1%): 3 exploration of the radial nerve, 3 for treatment of pseudarthrosis, one replacement of a locking screw and one wound revision for superficial wound infection. Ninety patients (92 fractures) were evaluated after bone healing. Shoulder function was assessed using the Constant Score, elbow function with the Mayo Elbow Score. 91.3% and 5.4% of patients had an excellent or good shoulder function, 81.5% and 14.1% had an excellent or good elbow function. All patients with a functional deficit of the shoulder joint had antegrade, all patients with a deficit at the elbow joint retrograde nailing. Motor function recovered in all radial nerve palsies. 93.5% of patients had an excellent or good functional end result. Unreamed humeral nailing is a valid therapeutic option for stabilisation of acute humeral shaft fractures. Antegrade and retrograde nailing are associated with specific but different complications. By strictly adhering to the operation technique, the

  3. Autologous grafts of double-strut fibular cortical bone plate to treat the fractures and defects of distal femur: a case report and review of literature

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    CHEN Xu

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】We reported a 23-year-old man who was involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident. He sustained a closed fracture at the right distal femur. The primary fracture happened on February 2008. He underwent open reduction and internal fixation with cloverleaf plate. And one hundred days after the surgery, the proximal screws were pulled-out, but the bone union was not achieved. Treatment consisted of exchanging the cloverleaf plate with a locking compression plate and using an auto-iliac bone graft to fill the nonunion gap. In July 2009, the patient had a sharp pain in the right lower limb. The X-ray revealed that the plate implanted last year was broken, causing a nonunion at the fracture site. Immediately the plate and screws were removed and an intramedullary nail was inserted reversely from the distal femur as well as a 7 cm long bone from the right fibula was extracted and longitudinally split into two pieces to construct cortical bone plates. Then we placed them laterally and medially to fracture site, drilled two holes respectively, and fastened them with suture. We carried on auto-iliac bone grafting with the nonunion bone grafts. The follow-up at 15 months after operation showed that the treatment was successful, X-ray confirmed that there was no rotation and no angular or short deformity. We briefly reviewed the literature regarding such an unusual presentation and discussed in details the possible etiology and the advantages of autologous double-strut fibular grafts to cope with such an intractable situation. Key words: Femur; Transplantation, autologous; Bone screws

  4. Laterally Loaded Nail-Plates

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    Nielsen, Jacob; Rathkjen, Arne

    Load-displacement curves from about 200 short-term and laterally loaded nail-plate joints are analysed. The nail-plates are from Gang-Nail Systems, type GNA 20 S. The test specimens and the measuring systems are described. The tests are divided into 32 different series. The influence of the number...... of nail row, edge distance, fixed nail-plate, bending direction, unloading, and grain direction, plate and load direction on the load-displacement curves are analysed. Mean load-displacement curves from all the tests are given....

  5. Decreased complications of pediatric femur fractures with a change in management.

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    Sink, Ernest L; Faro, Francis; Polousky, John; Flynn, Katherine; Gralla, Jane

    2010-01-01

    Elastic intramedullary nails are commonly the preferred treatment option for operative stabilization of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. Increased complication rates have been reported in unstable fractures and older patients treated with TENs (titanium elastic nails). The reported complications have led to a change in management at our institution: limiting the use of TENs and using submuscular plating and trochanteric entry nails as alternatives. The purpose of this study is to analyze whether this change in management has improved outcomes defined by a decrease in complications between 2 time periods. This retrospective study compared 2 cohorts of femur fractures: those treated from January 2001 to January 2003 versus those treated from January 2003 to December 2006. Patient's age, weight, fracture type (stable or unstable), operative fixation technique, and complications were compared. Outcomes were measured by major or minor complications that occurred after operative treatment. Period I consisted of 46 patients and Period II of 95 patients. There was a significant decrease in TEN use in unstable fractures in Period II versus Period I. Submuscular plating increased from 9% in Period I to 28% in Period II. All complications decreased from 52% in Period I to 23% in Period II. Major complications decreased from 22% to 5%, and minor complications decreased from 30% to 18%. Complications in unstable fractures decreased from 57% to 26% and in stable fractures from 48% to 22%. Outcomes of pediatric femur fractures are improved with limiting the use of TENs to stable fractures. Complications resulting from unstable femur fracture management have decreased with other methods of stabilization such as submuscular plating or trochanteric entry nails.

  6. The SIGN nail for knee fusion: technique and clinical results

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    Anderson Duane Ray

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Evaluate the efficacy of using the SIGN nail for instrumented knee fusion. Methods: Six consecutive patients (seven knees, three males with an average age of 30.5 years (range, 18–50 years underwent a knee arthrodesis with SIGN nail (mean follow-up 10.7 months; range, 8–14 months. Diagnoses included tuberculosis (two knees, congenital knee dislocation in two knees (one patient, bacterial septic arthritis (one knee, malunited spontaneous fusion (one knee, and severe gout with 90° flexion contracture (one knee. The nail was inserted through an anteromedial entry point on the femur and full weightbearing was permitted immediately. Results: All knees had clinical and radiographic evidence of fusion at final follow-up and none required further surgery. Four of six patients ambulated without assistive device, and all patients reported improved overall physical function. There were no post-operative complications. Conclusion: The technique described utilizing the SIGN nail is both safe and effective for knee arthrodesis and useful for austere environments with limited fluoroscopy and implant options.

  7. Titanium exposure and yellow nail syndrome

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    Ali Ataya

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Yellow nail syndrome is a rare disease of unclear etiology. We describe a patient who develops yellow nail syndrome, with primary nail and sinus manifestations, shortly after amalgam dental implants. A study of the patient's nail shedding showed elevated nail titanium levels. The patient had her dental implants removed and had complete resolution of her sinus symptoms with no change in her nail findings. Since the patient's nail findings did not resolve we do not believe titanium exposure is a cause of her yellow nail syndrome but perhaps a possible relationship exists between titanium exposure and yellow nail syndrome that requires further studies.

  8. Scoring nail psoriasis

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    Klaassen, K.M.G.; Kerkhof, P.C.M. van de; Bastiaens, M.T.; Plusje, L.G.; Baran, R.L.; Pasch, M.C.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Scoring systems are indispensable in evaluating the severity of disease and monitoring treatment response. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the competence of various nail psoriasis severity scoring systems and to develop a new scoring system. METHODS: The authors conducted a prospective,

  9. Current concepts in pediatric femur fracture treatment.

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    Kanlic, Enes; Cruz, Miguel

    2007-12-01

    Femoral neck fractures require urgent evacuation of intracapsular hematoma, anatomic reduction, and secure fixation with screws and cast immobilization. Extracapsular trochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures are best treated by fixed angle devices (locked plates or dynamic screw and side plate). "Length stable" low energy shaft fractures with minimal displacement or nails. Bridge plating will provide better stability in complex fractures. Children > 12 years have less risk of vascular disturbance to the proximal physis, and should have lateral transtrochanateric entry locked rigid nails. Fractures with severe soft tissue injuries could be temporized with external fixation. Distal physis and epiphyseal injuries require anatomical reduction and smooth wires and/or screw fixation (placed in such a way as to minimize further damage to the physis) and need to be augmented with a brace. Leg-length discrepancy is not a significant clinical problem in operatively treated patients. We recommend hardware removal after complete fracture healing, usually in 6 to 12 months. Implants left in the growing child could become buried deep inside of the bone, or cause "periprosthetic" fractures and/or eventually impede adult reconstruction. Minimal risks are reported for hardware removal in healthy patients with healed fractures (4 cortices bridged).

  10. Glycolic Acid peels for nail rejuvenation.

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    Banga, Gurvinder; Patel, Kalpana

    2014-01-01

    With the increasing use of nail paints, nail art, acetone, repeated manicures, cosmetic nail procedures and detergents, the nail plate undergoes regular damage resulting in rough, lusterless and pigmented nails. Besides that onychomycosis, nail lichen planus, nail pitting and ridging due to various diseases also cause cosmetically disfiguring nails. The study is directed toward use of 70% glycolic acid for controlled keratolysis of the nail-plate, resulting that could result in shinier, smoother and brighter nails. A prospective single-center open-label uncontrolled study of 31 patients, 22 with dry, rough, discolored nails and 9 with hyperkeratotic nails were included in the study group. After examination and ruling out any infection, petroleum jelly was applied on the cuticle margins of the nails for protection and 70% glycolic acid was applied over the nail plate for 45 minutes. In dry rough discolored nails, only a single sitting was done while in hyper-keratotic nail conditions multiple weekly sittings were done. In 22 patients with dry rough nails, 80% showed good improvement, 10% showed average improvement, whereas 10% were non-responsive. Nine patients with thickened nail plate showed good improvement in 60% average improvement in 25% improvement and 15% were non-responsive, after multiple sessions. Controlled keratolysis of the nail plate with application of 70% glycolic acid can be a promising treatment for modality for thick, uneven, rough and pigmented nail-plate conditions with cosmetically pleasing results.

  11. Surgical anatomy of the nail apparatus.

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    Haneke, E.

    2006-01-01

    Nail surgery is an integral part of dermatologic surgery. An in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, biology, physiology, and gross pathology of the entire nail unit is essential. In particular, knowledge of nail histopathology is necessary to perform diagnostic nail biopsies and other nail procedures

  12. Surgical anatomy of the nail apparatus.

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    Haneke, Eckart

    2006-07-01

    Nail surgery is an integral part of dermatologic surgery. An in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, biology, physiology, and gross pathology of the entire nail unit is essential. In particular, knowledge of nail histopathology is necessary to perform diagnostic nail biopsies and other nail procedures correctly.

  13. Osteoporosis and low bone mass at the femur neck or lumbar spine in older adults: United States, 2005-2008

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    Many current clinical guidelines recommend that assessment of osteoporosis or low bone mass, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) (1), be based on bone mineral density at either the femur neck region of the proximal femur (hip) or the lumbar spine (2,3). This data brief presents the mos...

  14. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  5. Influence of the timing of internal fixation of femur fractures during shock resuscitation on remote organ damage.

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    Hardy, Benjamin M; Yoshino, Osamu; Quail, Anthony W; Balogh, Zsolt J

    2015-12-01

    Reamed intramedullary nailing is the gold standard for management of femur fractures. Nailing within 24 h is proven to reduce complications from ongoing bleeding, soft-tissue damage and pain. However, when combined with haemorrhagic shock, femur fracture and intramedullary nailing are associated with immune-mediated damage to remote organs. We studied whether delaying fracture fixation until resuscitation was succeeding would lead to a significant reduction in remote organ damage. Twenty male rabbits underwent closed femur fracture, haemorrhagic shock, resuscitation and either immediate nailing (group: ImmFix, n = 9), delayed nailing (group: DelFix, n = 8) or just splinting (group: NoFix, n = 3). Haemorrhagic shock was maintained for 60 min. Resuscitation was with shed blood and Hartmann's solution. Animals were euthanized 8 h after fixation; the lungs and small bowel were scored histologically by two pathologists. Groups did not differ in weight, haemorrhage volume or magnitude of shock. At 8 h, there was no difference in end-organ damage between ImmFix and DelFix groups (11.3 ± 1.6 and 13.2 ± 1.6 versus 8.1 ± 1.3 and 12.9 ± 1.1, P = 0.26 between groups). However, the NoFix group had significantly greater end-organ damage when compared with the fixation at any time groups (17.3 ± 2.7 and 17.0 ± 3.3 versus 9.8 ± 1.1 and 13.1 ± 1, P = 0.01 between groups). In this laboratory model, we have demonstrated that timely femur fracture fixation outweighs the potential harmful effects of surgery performed during haemorrhagic shock with simultaneous resuscitation. We have failed to demonstrate a difference between immediate and delayed fixation during resuscitation. © 2015 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  6. The nail in the elderly.

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    Baran, Robert

    2011-01-01

    Treating elderly patients has become common in daily clinical practice. Consequently, it is important to focus our interest on a neglected region: the nail area. Anatomy and physiology are indispensable for a good comprehension of some phenomenons. Histopathology of senile changes may explain some pathologic situations and is indispensable for diagnosing uncommon tumors. Chemical composition shows that a normal nail contains 18% water. The rate of linear nail decreases as age advances. Ridging is a normal finding on fingernails, with color varying from shades of yellow to grey. The most common disorders, however, are linked to repeated trauma, with sometimes ingrowing toenails with different appearances. Tumors in the nail area are relatively frequent. Nail fungal infection may be isolated or associated with conditions such as psoriasis and diabetes. The management of the main nail disorders observed in the elderly are presented. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Proximal femoral fractures

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    Palm, Henrik; Teixidor, Jordi

    2015-01-01

    -displaced femoral neck fractures and prosthesis for displaced among the elderly; and sliding hip screw for stabile- and intramedullary nails for unstable- and sub-trochanteric fractures) but they are based on a variety of criteria and definitions - and often leave wide space for the individual surgeons' subjective...... guidelines for hip fracture surgery and discuss a method for future pathway/guideline implementation and evaluation. METHODS: By a PubMed search in March 2015 six studies of surgical treatment pathways covering all types of proximal femoral fractures with publication after 1995 were identified. Also we...... 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...

  8. Low-energy diaphyseal femoral fractures associated with bisphosphonate use and severe curved femur: a case series.

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    Sasaki, Satoshi; Miyakoshi, Naohisa; Hongo, Michio; Kasukawa, Yuji; Shimada, Yoichi

    2012-09-01

    Recent reports have raised concerns about low-energy subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures after long-term bisphosphonate treatment, which may be associated with severely suppressed bone turnover (SSBT). However, diaphyseal femoral fractures without bisphosphonate treatment have also been reported in patients with severely curved femur, which are commonplace in the elderly. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate associations between occurrence of such fractures, bisphosphonate use, and curvature of the femur. Nine consecutive elderly patients treated for low-energy diaphyseal femoral fractures between 2005 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Three patients sustained bilateral fractures. Eight patients were administered bisphosphonates and one patient was administered raloxifene. Duration of osteoporosis treatment, type of fractures, surgical procedure, cortical thickness and curvature of opposite femur were evaluated. The cortical thickness and femoral curvature were further compared with those of 24 control subjects without fractures. The mean duration of drug administration was 3.6 years. All fractures showed similar X-ray patterns of simple transverse fracture with medial spike. Only one femur showed thickening of the femoral cortex. One case was treated with locking plate fixation, while the other cases were operated with intramedullary nails (9 antegrade nails, 2 retrograde nails). One femur treated with retrograde nail showed delayed bone union. The femoral curvature was significantly higher in the low-energy fracture group than the control group (P < 0.01); however, cortical thickness did not show a significant difference between the groups. In addition to SSBT, increased femoral curvature might be a causative factor for low-energy diaphyseal femoral fracture in the elderly.

  9. Avaliação do uso de haste bloqueada e bloqueio transcortical no reparo de fraturas diafisárias de fêmur em felinos Evaluation of the use of interlocking nail and transcortical blockade for the repair of diaphyseal fractures of the femur in cats

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    Leandro Romano

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available As hastes bloqueadas além de permitirem estabilização rígida de fraturas, possuem vantagens biomecânicas quando comparadas a outras técnicas de imobilização, por atuar ao longo do eixo mecânico central do osso, além de preservar os conceitos de padrões biológicos de osteossíntese . O uso limitado de hastes bloqueadas em gatos se atribui ao fato da cavidade intramedular ser pequena, limitando o tamanho e diâmetro dos pinos. Relatam-se casos de 10 felinos que apresentavam fraturas fechadas simples ou múltiplas da diáfise femoral. Os animais pesavam entre 3,5 e 5 kg, o que permitiu a utilização de hastes de 4,0mm e 4,7mm de diâmetro. Para inserção da haste, adotou-se a via retrógrada ou a normógrada e foram realizados bloqueios com quatro parafusos de titânio de 2,0 mm de diâmetro. Complicações intra-operatórias não ocorreram, entretanto um animal sofreu fratura de colo femoral e fratura transversa distal ao implante, três dias após o ato cirúrgico, devido a novo trauma. Os animais foram submetidos a exames radiográficos até quatro meses após a intervenção, evidenciando-se formação de calo ósseo secundário e consolidação óssea em período de 61-89 dias. Clinicamente, ocorreu esporadicamente alteração na marcha por leve claudicação de apoio definida por escala de claudicação, entretanto os animais iniciaram o apoio adequado entre três e oito dias após o ato operatório. Complicações pósoperatórias ocorreram referentes ao animal que sofreu novo trauma, entretanto notou-se consolidação do foco primário tratado pelo implante com 61 dias e consolidação da nova fratura num período total de 150 dias do início do tratamento conservativo por penso esparadrapado e tala. Conclui-se que o uso de haste bloqueada em felinos foi adequado uma vez que houve consolidação óssea em todos os casos, com retorno precoce da função do membro, permitindo a deambulação.Interlocking nails allow rigid

  10. [Atypical fractures of the femur: apropos of 3 clinical cases].

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    Sanduloviciu, Maria; Stoll, Delphine; Lamy, Olivier; Krieg, Marc-Antoine; Aubry-Rozier, Bérengère

    2014-08-06

    Osteoporosis is an increasing public health problem. The bisphophonates are the most useful treatment used through the world to prevent osteoporotic fractures. Their large prescription revealed an unpredictable side effect: the atypical fracture. These fractures appear in the subtrochanteric or diaphysal femoral proximal site, spontaneously or after a low trauma, and could be bilateral. X-rays shows a transversal or oblique fracture with a spur in the cortex and with a diffuse thickening of the cortical of the proximal femur. Expert's recommendations are current in progress to well understand and managed this problem. Here we report three cases of atypical femur fractures occurred in our Centre of bone diseases with some management and treatment propositions.

  11. [Tibial fracture with intact fibula treated by reamed nailing].

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    Bonnevialle, P; Bellumore, Y; Foucras, L; Hézard, L; Mansat, M

    2000-02-01

    The main difficulties encountered in the orthopedic treatment of leg fractures with intact fibula are reduction of the tibial and an unusually high rate of varus unions and non-unions. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the outcome after reamed nailing of tibial fractures with an intact fibula. Between 1986 and 1997, 38 fractures of the tibia with an intact fibula were treated by first intention centromedullar nailing. There were 28 men and 10 women, mean age 28 years, with a single fracture in 25 cases. There were 25 motor vehicle accidents (17 two-wheel, 8 four-wheel), 5 sports accidents, 2 home falls, and 6 others. Fracture of the tibial diaphysis was associated with a homolateral femoral fracture in 7 cases, 7 fractures were open (7 type 1, 2 type 2, 1 type 3), 7 fractures were associated with abrasive skin lesions. Using the AO classification, the tibial fracture was type A in 26 cases, type B in 11, and type C in 1. The fracture was in the middle third of the tibia in 21 cases, the distal third in 15 and in the proximal third. Grosse and Kempf nails were used exclusively. Static nailing was used in 27 cases, dynamic nailing in 8, and the nail was not locked in 3 cases. Nails of diameter 9 to 13 were implanted after reaming 1 mm more. The fracture gap increased during the reaming in 5 patients; 2 patients had to undergo a secondary aponeurectomy due to a postoperative compartment syndrome and had no further sequela. Consolidation was achieved after the first intention treatment in 30 patients, after dynamization in 6. A non-union in 2 patients was also successfully managed with new nailing and dynamization. Delay to consolidation was a mean 175 days (range 60 - 480). Transverse fractures consolidated more rapidly (mean 122 days). At last follow-up (minimum 1 year), active knee and ankle mobility were normal in all patients. Nineteen patients complained of pain at the site of the nail insertion, evaluated at 1 on a 10-point analogie scale by 10

  12. Cesarean Section and Femur Fracture: A Rare Complication

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    Full Text Available Femoral fracture due to birth trauma which is rare, can ocur during cesarean section. This case represents a new born delivered by cesarean section for breech presentation who sustained proximal fracture of the femur. Then newborn was treated with immobilization in bryant traction. Bryant%u2019s traction for 3 weeks in hospital is a safe method for the treatment of femoral fractures in neonates,and the outcome is good.

  13. Fracture Union in Closed Interlocking Nail in Femoral Fracture

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Fractures shaft femur is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with lower extremity injuries. The objective of this study was to find out the outcome of Interlocking nail in fracture femur. METHODS: This study was conducted in the Department of Orthopaedic surgery in M. M. Medical College from July 2006 to November 2008. Seventy eight patients were recruited from Emergency and out patient department having closed fracture of femoral shaft. All patients were operated under general or spinal anesthesia. All patients were followed for nine months. RESULTS: Out of seventy eight patients, sixty nine patients underwent union in 90 to 150 days with a mean of 110.68 days. Touch down weight bearing was started on 2nd post-operative day. Complications found in four patients who had non-union, and five patients had delayed union which was treated with dynamization and bone graft. The results were excellent in 88.46% and good in 6.41% patients. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that this technique is advantageous because of early mobilization (early weight bearing, less complication with good results and is economical. Keywords: close reamed interlocking nail, dynamization, femoral shaft fractures, union

  14. Nail unit ultrasound: a complete guide of the nail diseases.

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    Aluja Jaramillo, Felipe; Quiasúa Mejía, Diana Carolina; Martínez Ordúz, Hector Mauricio; González Ardila, Cesar

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    The nails have a functional and esthetic importance for patients. Almost always, the nail disorders are diagnosed on the basis of clinical findings, but imaging methods may be required for a better assessment. These imaging methods, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance, may help to establish an accurate diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is not widely available and sometimes may be very expensive; that is why, ultrasound is an excellent imaging modality. Our objective is to expose the nail unit anatomy, the nail unit anatomy in ultrasound, and some of the frequent pathologies found in our daily practice. A review of the literature was done to review the anatomy, technical aspects, and different findings in normal and abnormal nail unit ultrasound. Ultrasound offers an appropriate alternative for the evaluation of the nail unit, allows a real-time evaluation of each one of the components of the nail unit with an optimal visualization of these structures, and allows the evaluation of the thickness of the components, the vascularity, and blood flow by Doppler application. In addition, the nail unit disorder, such as infectious diseases, inflammatory and rheumatologic conditions, nail tumors, among others, may be assessed, not only in the diagnosis but also in the follow-up. Pre-surgical evaluation, surgical follow-up, and some procedures, such as biopsies, may be done by this technique. Ultrasound is an excellent technique for evaluation of normal anatomy, diagnosis, and follow-up of patients with nail unit diseases. This is an alternative for other imaging methods and may be used for an accurate diagnosis approach.

  15. Nail Changes in End-Stage Renal Failure Patients on Hemodialysis

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    Jamal Arshad

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    Full Text Available To evaluate the fingernail changes in patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF on regular hemodialysis (HD, we reviewed 69 patients (male 25, female 44; age 40 ± 14.8 years who have been on HD at Samtah General Hospital, Gizan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a mean of 4.3 ± 3.06 years. They were free from congenital, systemic or primary skin disorders contributing to nail changes. The patients were also free from ornamental dyes like henna, traumatic injuries or infections in the fingernails. They were also clinically free from features suggestive of the carpal tunnel syndrome or vascular steal syndrome secondary to arteriovenous fistula (AVF created for vascular access. Their nails were examined under bright day light by the authors independently. The findings consistent among all three observers were taken for analysis. Hemoglobin and serum albumin levels were also estimated. We compared these changes according to age, sex, and duration on chronic hemodialysis, AVF, and the levels of serum albumin and hemoglobin. One or more nail changes were observed in 44/69 (64% patients. The commonest abnormality was the so-called "Half-and-half nail changes", which was observed in the finger nails of 18/69 (26% of the study patients (males to female ratio was 2:1. Typically, the half-and-half nails are nails where the distal portion of the nail bed is red, pink or brown, occupies 20-60% of the total nail length and is always sharply demarcated with the proximal portion. The latter has a dull whitish ground glass appearance and when pressure is applied, the distal discoloration does not fade completely. Non-specific nail changes were observed 26/69 (38% patients. The hemoglobin and serum albumin levels were not significantly different of those with ′half-and-half′ nail, non-specific nail changes or no nail changes. We conclude that various fingernail changes are observed in ESRF patients on HD. These nail changes are independent of the age of the

  16. A cadaveric biomechanical study comparing the ease of femoral nail insertion: 1.0- vs 1.5-m bow designs.

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    Yuan, Huan; Acklin, Yves; Varga, Peter; Gueorguiev, Boyko; Windolf, Markus; Epari, Devakar; Schuetz, Michael; Schmutz, Beat

    2017-05-01

    Anatomic fit of intramedullary nails was suggested by previous studies to improve significantly when the nail radius of curvature (ROC) is closer to the average femoral anatomy. However, no attempt has been made to investigate the impact of different ROC designs on the nail insertion process. Therefore, this biomechanical study quantitatively compared the ease of insertion between femoral intramedullary nails with a 1.0-m and a 1.5-m bow radius. Long TFN-ADVANCED™ (TFNA, 1.0 m ROC) and Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation nails (PFNA, 1.5 m ROC) were implanted pairwise into seven paired cadaver femora. All bones were reamed 1.5 mm larger than the nail diameter. Using a material testing machine, intramedullary nailing was then performed stepwise with 20-mm steps and a 10-mm/s insertion rate, and force was measured. The nail deformation caused by the insertion was assessed through 3D computer models built from pre- and post-nailing CT scans. The ease of insertion between TFNA and PFNA nails was quantified in terms of insertion force, insertion energy and nail deformation. There was no significant difference in the peak force generated during nailing between TFNA and PFNA nails (P = 0.731). However, the force measured at the end of insertion (P = 0.002) was significantly smaller in TFNA nails compared to PFNA nails. After implantation, TFNA nails showed significantly smaller deformation when compared to PFNA nails (P = 0.005, both ends aligned). Furthermore, less energy was required to insert TFNA nails; however, the difference was not significant (P = 0.25). Compared to PFNA nails, a significant decrease in insertion force and nail deformation was found at the end of insertion for TFNA nails. Results suggest that TFNA having a 1.0-m ROC is easier to insert for the set of femora used in this study compared to PFNA with a 1.5-m ROC.

  17. Flexible intramedullary nailing in paediatric femoral shaft fractures.

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    Anastasopoulos, John; Petratos, Dimitrios; Konstantoulakis, Charalampos; Plakogiannis, Christos; Matsinos, George

    2010-06-01

    This retrospective study aims to evaluate the efficacy of flexible intramedullary (IM) nails as a fixation device of paediatric femoral shaft fractures. A total of 36 children with 37 closed fractures were treated by this method. The patients ranged in age from 7.2 to 13.5 years and the mean follow-up was 25.5 months. All patients had open femoral growth plates at the time of surgery. All fractures united and none of the patients needed re-operation. Complications included pain/irritation at the insertion site, superficial wound breakdown and one case of delayed union. No major complications were recorded. After nail removal, all children had full range of hip and knee motion. At final follow-up, although radiographs revealed that 44% of the children had malalignment at the fracture site in one or both planes, none of the children presented with clinical malalignment of the fractured limb. Maximum angulation that was calculated on the coronal plane was 5 degrees into varus and on the sagittal plane 7 degrees of anterior angulation (apex posteriorly). Leg-length discrepancy was assessed clinically and radiographically when needed. A total of 50% of the children had a leg-length inequality but none of them complained of a functional problem. Flexible nailing of diaphyseal fractures of the femur is a reliable method with a small learning curve and allows early mobilisation. Most of our minor complications were technique related and could be avoided. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Results of titanium elastic nailing in paediatric femoral diaphyseal fractures-report of 30 cases

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】 Objective: Fractures of the femur are the most incapacitating fractures. For children aged 6-14 years, there is no clear consensus as to the preferred treatment. The conventional treatment of traction and cast-ing is no longer recommended. We report our experience in titanium elastic nailing for treatment of paediatric femoral diaphyseal fractures. Methods: Thirty patients in the age group of 6-16 years with displaced diaphyseal femoral fractures were sta-bilized with titanium elastic nails. Patients were followed up clinically and radiologically for a minimum period of 1 year. The final results were evaluated using Flynn’s criteria. Tech-nical difficulties and complications associated with the pro-cedure were also analysed. Results: Overall results were excellent in 20 cases and satisfactory in 10 cases. No patient had poor result. The average hospital stay was 9 days. All the fractures healed with an average time to union of 6.86 weeks. The most com-mon complication encountered was soft tissue irritation at the nail entry site seen in 6 cases. Clinically, lengthening was noticed in 4 cases, while no patient had shortening. Malalignment was seen in only 6 cases. Perioperative diffi-culties encountered were failure of closed reduction seen in 6 cases and corkscrewing of nails in one case. Conclusion: Titanium elastic nails are a relatively easy to use, minimally invasive, physeal-protective implant sys-tem with high rate of good and excellent outcomes in chil-dren aged 6-16 years. Technical pitfalls can be eliminated by adhering to the basic principles. Key words: Titanium; Nails; Fractures, bone; Femur; Paediatrics

  19. Emergency treatment of proximal femural fracture within 48h: The

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    Pellegrino Ferrara

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    Full Text Available Objective: To study the main aspects of osteoporotic emergency fracture of the hip in the Umbria Region in the years 2006-2011. Methods: The study was conducted from January 1 of 2006 to December 31 of 2011, and included only patients over 49 years of age. Patients who did not habitually reside in the region were excluded. They were collected in each based on the following data: age, sex, place of residence (urban or rural, time of the year, fractured side, type of trauma, history of fracture contralateral and perioperative mortality. Results: From 2006 to 2011, a progressive increase in the number of femoral fracture admissions in regional hospitals was observed, equal to 4.73% per annum. The incidence went from 6.8 to 8.1 for 1.000 ultra-65th residents. The most affected age groups are those between 75-84 years and 85- 94 years. Conclusions: The epidemiology of osteoporotic hip fracture in the Umbria Region follows a pattern similar to that of other Italian regions. The in-hospital mortality of these patients is partly determined by age and number of complications they suffer during admission. The impact of economic resources on patients who break the osteoporotic hip justifies the implementation of programs for the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures.

  20. An Osteometric Study of Proximal and Distal Femur Morphology

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    Results: The mean values of these measurements were found to be 22.2 +/- 3.0 mm, 429.5 +/- 35.0 mm, 306.5 +/- 26.7 mm, 61.9 +/- 5.7 mm, 44.2 +/- 3.8 mm, 121.10 +/- 4.00, 30.8 +/- 3.1 and 2.4 +/- 0.2 cm in the right side respectively. However, in the left side same dimensions were 22.5 +/- 4.4 mm, 431.3 +/-26.2 mm, 299.5 +/- 59.4 mm, 61.4 +/- 5.1 mm, 44.2 +/- 3.3 mm, 121.2 +/- 4.00, 30.0 +/- 2.9 and 2.3 +/- 0.2 cm respectively. Conclusion: The observations presented in the report have defined anatomic parameters that need to be taken into consideration when surgical procedures are performed in hip and knee area for this population. [Cukurova Med J 2015; 40(3.000: 466-473

  1. Pre-operative traction for fractures of the proximal femur.

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    Parker, M J; Handoll, H H G

    2003-01-01

    Pre-operative traction following an acute hip fracture remains standard practice in some hospitals. To evaluate the effects of traction applied to the injured limb prior to surgery for a fractured hip. Different methods of applying traction (skin or skeletal) were considered. We searched the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Injuries Group's specialised register (February 2003), the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (The Cochrane Library Issue 1, 2003), MEDLINE (1966 to February 2003), EMBASE (1988 to 2003 Week 8), CINAHL (1982 to February 2003), the National Research Register Issue 1, 2003, conference proceedings and reference lists of articles. Date of most recent search: February 2003. All randomised or quasi-randomised trials comparing either skin or skeletal traction with no traction, or skin with skeletal traction for patients with an acute hip fracture prior to surgery. Both reviewers independently assessed trial quality, using a nine item scale, and extracted data. Additional information was sought from all trialists. Wherever appropriate and possible, the data are presented graphically. Eight randomised trials, mainly of moderate quality, involving a total of 1349 predominantly elderly patients, were identified and included in the review. The inclusion in this review update of a newly available trial resulted in no important change in the results or conclusions. Seven trials compared traction with no traction. Although no data pooling was possible, overall these provided no evidence of benefit from traction, either in the relief of pain, ease of fracture reduction or quality of fracture reduction at time of surgery. One of these trials included both skin and skeletal traction groups. This trial and one other compared skeletal traction with skin traction and found no important differences between these two methods, although the initial application of skeletal traction was noted as being more painful and more costly. From the evidence available, the routine use of traction (either skin or skeletal) prior to surgery for a hip fracture does not appear to have any benefit. However, the evidence is also insufficient to rule out the potential advantages for traction, in particular for specific fracture types, or to confirm additional complications due to traction use. Further, high quality trials would be required to confirm or refute the absence of benefits of traction.

  2. Aloenxerto circunferencial de femur proximal em cirurgia de revisäo de artroplastia total de quadril: relato de casos com seguimento mínimo de 20 anos Circumferential proximal femoral allografts in revision surgery on total hip arthroplasty: case reports with a minimum follow-up of 20 years

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    Bruno Dutra Roos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Dentre as opções para reconstrução femoral em cirurgias de revisão de artroplastia total do quadril (RATQ em defeitos circunferenciais extensos está a utilização de aloenxerto de fêmur proximal. O seu uso permite a correção do mecanismo abdutor do quadril e da discrepância de comprimento dos membros inferiores, além de apresentar potencial osteocondutivo. Os autores relatam os achados clínicos e radiográficos de dois casos de RATQ com uso desta técnica, em seguimento mínimo de 20 anos.Among the options for femoral reconstruction in total hip arthroplasty (THA revision procedures, in cases of extensive circumferential defects, is the use of proximal femoral allografts. This technique makes it possible to correct the hip abductor mechanism and the leg length discrepancy, as well as presenting osteoconductive potential. The authors report the clinical and radiographic results from two cases of THA revision using this technique, with a minimum follow-up of 20 years.

  3. A novel intramedullary nail for micromotion stimulation of tibial fractures.

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    Dailey, Hannah L

    2011-09-20

    BACKGROUND: Animal studies and clinical trials have suggested that early application of controlled axial micromotion can accelerate healing of long bone fractures compared to rigid fixation. However, experimental investigations of micromotion constructs have been limited to external fixators, which have a higher incidence of complications than intramedullary nails. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a novel intramedullary nail design can generate stimulatory micromotion under minimal weight-bearing loads typical of the early healing period. METHODS: Eight cadaver tibiae were reamed, osteotomised, and implanted with commercially-available IM nails fitted with a custom insert that allowed 1mm of axial micromotion after proximal\\/distal interlocking. Specimens were mounted in a materials testing machine and subjected to cyclic axial loading while interfragmentary motion was measured using an extensometer. Implants were also tested in standard statically-locked mode. FINDINGS: The average force required to cause distraction of the fracture gap in micromotion mode was 37.0 (SD 21.7) N. The mean construct stiffness was 1046.8 (SD 193.6) N\\/mm in static locking mode and 512.4 (SD 99.6) N\\/mm in micromotion mode (significantly different, P<0.001). INTERPRETATION: These results support the development of a micromotion-enabled IM nail because the forces required to cause interfragmentary movements are very low, less than the weight of the hanging shank and foot. In contrast to rigid-fixation nails, which require significant weight-bearing to induce interfragmentary motion, the micromotion-enabled nail may allow movement in non-weight-bearing patients during the early healing period when the benefits of mechanical stimulation are most critical.

  4. A Novel Window Technique Using CO2 Laser, and a Review of Methods for Nail Matrix Biopsy of Longitudinal Melanonychia.

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    Ohn, Jungyoon; Jo, Gwanghyun; Chae, Je Byeong; Mun, Je-Ho

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    Nail matrix histopathological examination is essential to diagnose longitudinal melanonychia (LM). Several methods for nail matrix biopsy have been introduced but are often difficult to perform because of their invasiveness and technical difficulty. Therefore, a less invasive and novel biopsy technique is needed. To introduce a window technique for nail matrix biopsy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and histopathological specimens of patients with LM who underwent the window technique for nail matrix biopsy at our institution between September 2015 and December 2016. Eleven cases from 10 patients with LM were subjected to our tailored window technique assisted by carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and dermoscopy. We performed nail plate dermoscopy to select the biopsy site and used CO2 laser to create the window in the proximal nail plate. Nail matrix pigmentation was carefully investigated using intraoperative dermoscopy. The technique established appropriate diagnosis in 11 LM cases, without significant complications, as follows: melanoma in situ (4 cases) and nail matrix activation (7 cases). The window technique assisted by CO2 laser and dermoscopy can be a minimally invasive and effective method for nail matrix LM biopsy under local anesthesia.

  5. A study of management of fracture shaft femur in children in a rural population

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    Soumya Ghosh

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    Full Text Available Background: Femoral shaft fractures account for 1.6% of all bony injuries in children, and the mode of treatment for children between 6 and 16 years of age is still debatable. Objectives: To compare the merits and demerits of operative and conservative managements of fracture shaft femur in children in a rural population in a developing country. Materials and Methods: Forty patients in the age group of 6-14 years with transverse fractures of shaft of the femur and two different treatment protocols were selected. The patients treated in skeletal traction or fixed traction in Thomas′ splint were included in one group and patients who were treated operatively with titanium elastic nails comprised the other group. Data was analyzed using Chi-square test. Results: The commonest cause of injury was motor vehicle accident, accounting for 70% of the cases, with left femur (60% more commonly injured. All fractures in the operative group united clinically by 8 weeks and radiologically by 10 weeks, and, in the conservative group, by 9 weeks clinically and 12 weeks radiologically. The difference was statistically significant. Shortening and angular mal alignments were found more commonly in the conservative group, and the difference was significant. The follow-up for 1 year of all cases were uneventful. Conclusion: Internal fixation with titanium elastic nails provides better results than conservative treatment in traction.

  6. Femur length and biparietal diameter

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    Dec 2, 2014 ... Conclusion: The fetal parameters used in this study were consistently smaller than reported values from European studies up to the 34th week of ... parameters include crown‑rump length, abdominal circumference, femur ... the continuous mid‑line echo is broken by the cavum septi pellucidi, and taken from ...

  7. femur in foetal age determination

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    Summary. Our objective was to verify ultrasonic measurement of biparietal diameter and femur in foetal age determination in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. The prospec- tive cross sectional study was carried out at the ultrasound department of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital Scotland. The study population ...

  8. Yellow nail syndrome, pincer nails, colon cancer and polyps in a 76 year-old-woman

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    Vitorino Modesto dos Santos

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    Full Text Available The yellow nail syndrome is a scarcely described condition characterized by dystrophic yellowish nails, respiratory disturbances and lymphedema; while the pincer nail deformity is characterized by thickening and excessive transverse curvature of the nail plate. The objective of this case study is to report a 76-year-old Japanese descent woman with yellow nail syndrome and pincer nails, intestinal polyps, and sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma. Both the yellow nail syndrome and pincer nails may develop in association with malignancies, either by chance or by some etiopathogenic mechanism not well-known.

  9. A process evaluation of the WHiTE Two trial comparing total hip artroplasty with and without dual mobility component in the treatment of displaced intracapsular fractures of the proximal femur: Can a trial investigating total hip arthroplasty for hip fracture be delivered in the NHS?

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    Huxley, C; Achten, J; Costa, M L; Griffiths, F; Griffin, X L

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    The annual incidence of hip fracture is 620 000 in the European Union. The cost of this clinical problem has been estimated at 1.75 million disability-adjusted life years lost, equating to 1.4% of the total healthcare burden in established market economies. Recent guidance from The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) states that research into the clinical and cost effectiveness of total hip arthroplasty (THA) as a treatment for hip fracture is a priority. We asked the question: can a trial investigating THA for hip fracture currently be delivered in the NHS? We performed a contemporaneous process evaluation that provides a context for the interpretation of the findings of WHiTE Two - a randomised study of THA for hip fracture. We developed a mixed methods approach to situate the trial centre within the context of wider United Kingdom clinical practice. We focused on fidelity, implementation, acceptability and feasibility of both the trial processes and interventions to stakeholder groups, such as healthcare providers and patients. We have shown that patients are willing to participate in this type of research and that surgeons value being part of a team that has a strong research ethos. However, surgical practice does not currently reflect NICE guidance. Current models of service delivery for hip fractures are unlikely to be able to provide timely total hip arthroplasty for suitable patients. Further observational research should be conducted to define the population of interest before future interventional studies are performed.Cite this article: C. Huxley, J. Achten, M. L. Costa, F. Griffiths, X. L. Griffin. A process evaluation of the WHiTE Two trial comparing total hip artroplasty with and without dual mobility component in the treatment of displaced intracapsular fractures of the proximal femur: Can a trial investigating total hip arthroplasty for hip fracture be delivered in the NHS? Bone Joint Res 2016;5:444-452. DOI: 10

  10. Nail features in healthy term newborns: a single-centre observational study of 52 cases.

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    Chinazzo, M; Lorette, G; Baran, R; Finon, A; Saliba, É; Maruani, A

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    The anatomy and embryology of the nail are well known, and nail abnormalities are a feature of many genodermatoses. However, the physiological aspect is not well described. We aimed to analyse the physiological features of nails in healthy newborns. We performed an observational, prospective study at University Hospital Center of Tours between July and October 2015. Newborns were included by a dermatologist assistant during the systematic examination on release of the mother from the hospital. The medical history of the mother and infant were recorded by using a standardized questionnaire. Finger- and toenails were systematically photographed for a second interpretation by a dermatologist with blinding to the first photograph. Fifty-eight patients were eligible, and 52 were included. Half of the newborns were males, and the mean age at inclusion was 3.6 ± 1.2 days. Fingernails had an oval shape (71.1%) or a flat curvature (63.5%), and half had a lunula. Toenails showed an apparent hypertrophy of the proximal nail fold (38.4%) and lateral nail fold (73.1%). The shape of the nails was triangular (50.0%) or round (21.1%). We noted koilonychia in 32.7% of infants and lunula in 7.7%. Distal parts showed onychoschizia (28.8%) and onycholysis (26.9%). Koilonychia, onychoschizia of toenails or absence of lunula are physiological features of nails in newborns. © 2016 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

  11. [Analysis on complications of elastic nail treating children's long bone fractures].

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    Yao, Lu-feng; Chen, Qiu; Zhong, Zhao-ping; Xu, Rong-ming; Wang, Hao-ran; Peng, Lin-rui; Ren, Rong

    2009-02-01

    To analyze the reasons on complications of treatment with elastic nail in children's long bone fracture. Sixty-six cases (75 parts of long bone fratures) were treated by elastic nail including 49 male and 17 female. The age ranged from 3 to 17 years, mean 7.8 years. There were 35 femur fractures (2 cases were hibateral), 20 tibia and fibula fractures (12 cases were tibia fractures), 8 radial fractures (1 case was ulna fracture) and 3 humerus fractures. The cases included 4 open fractures and 62 closed fractures. All cases were fresh fractures, no multi-segmental fractures. Three cases associated with brain and chest injuries. These cases were treated by open or closed reduction and internal fixaion with elastic nail. A cast or brace had been used after operation for a month. Following-up included the function of the joint,the bottom of the nail and the callus. Complications were timely recorded. All the patients were followed-up for 12 to 29 months, averaged 17 months. The cases occurrenced compilications including 2 cases of nonunion, 2 of new fracture, 1 of displacment, 4 of joint dysfunction, 3 of irritation of the bottom of the nail and 1 malunion. Strict indication, well design,canonical operation is a good way to avoid compliacations. At the same time,early treatment can reduce the sequela.

  12. [Suprapatellar approach to tibial medullary nailing with electromagnetic field-guided distal locking].

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    Rueger, J M; Rücker, A H; Hoffmann, M

    2015-04-01

    Closed tibial shaft fractures are the domain of intramedullary nailing. With the introduction of new nail designs and technologies, even small, dislocated distal fragments can be anatomically aligned and safely fixed. Unsolved or to a lesser degree controlled are the problems of distal locking in the freehand technique, which can still be difficult and can lead to a significant radiation exposure, and how to control very short proximal tibial fragments in metaphyseal tibial fractures or tibial segmental fractures, where the proximal fracture line also runs through the metaphysis.By using a suprapatellar approach, i.e. a skin incision proximal to the patella with an entry point into the tibial bone from within the knee at the same site as for a standard infrapatellar approach, and then nailing the tibia in a semi-extended position, i.e. the knee is only flexed 10-20°, the intraoperative dislocation of a short proximal fragment can be avoided. The main indications for semi-extended tibial nailing are a short diaphyseal fragment in an isolated tibial shaft fracture, a segmental fracture where the proximal fracture line is metaphyseal and in patients where infrapatellar soft tissues are compromised.The use of the electromagnetic guidance system SureShot® generates reliable and reproducible results, reduces the operating time and is independent from radiation for distal locking.

  13. Allergenic ingredients in nail polishes.

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    Sainio, E L; Engström, K; Henriks-Eckerman, M L; Kanerva, L

    1997-10-01

    It has been known since the 1940s that nail polishes contain allergenic ingredients. The aim of this study was to clarify whether the nail polishes on the market today contain significant amounts of allergens, and what the solvents are. The following ingredients were determined: toluene, toluene sulfonamide formaldehyde resins, free formaldehyde, acrylates, methacrylates and certain organic solvents. The study comprised 20 brands and 42 samples. All the nail polishes analysed contained allergenic toluene sulfonamide formaldehyde resins (TSFR), in concentrations from 0.08 to 11.0%. The concentration of total formaldehyde varied from 0.02% to 0.5%. The more TSFR a nail polish contained, the higher was its formaldehyde content. Probably not only TSFR-allergic but also formaldehyde-allergic persons may get dermatitis from many of the nail polishes studied. The concentrations of acrylates and methacrylates were so small that they are of practical significance only to those previously sensitized to acrylates. Of the organic solvents, toluene was still widely used, whereas xylene was found in only 1 product. The nail polishes on the market today are not safe for all consumers. However, according to the regulations of the European Union, the packaging labeling of all cosmetic products must be supplied with a list of ingredients from the beginning of 1998. This will help the consumer to avoid allergenic products. A better alternative could, however, be to substitute the most allergenic ingredients with substances possessing minor allergy potency.

  14. Revisiting Pneumatic Nail Gun Trigger Recommendations.

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    Albers, James; Lowe, Brian; Lipscomb, Hester; Hudock, Stephen; Dement, John; Evanoff, Bradley; Fullen, Mark; Gillen, Matt; Kaskutas, Vicki; Nolan, James; Patterson, Dennis; Platner, James; Pompeii, Lisa; Schoenfisch, Ashley

    2015-03-01

    Use of a pneumatic nail gun with a sequential actuation trigger (SAT) significantly diminishes the risk for acute traumatic injury compared to use of a contact actuation trigger (CAT) nail gun. A theoretically-based increased risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders from use of a SAT nail gun, relative to CAT, appears unlikely and remains unproven. Based on current knowledge, the use of CAT nail guns cannot be justified as a safe alternative to SAT nail guns. This letter provides a perspective of ergonomists and occupational safety researchers recommending the use of the sequential actuation trigger for all nail gun tasks in the construction industry.

  15. Subtrochanteric Femur Fracture after Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Pinning: A Novel Treatment

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    Michael Paloski

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is a common injury suffered by adolescents worldwide. Treatment of most slips can be accomplished by percutaneous screw fixation, as this is an accepted and proven method associated with minimal morbidity. Complications, although limited, can be problematic for both the patient and treating physician. These include avascular necrosis, chondrolysis, infection, and fracture. We report a case of an individual who sustained a subtrochanteric femure fracture three weeks after in situ pinning of his left hip treated with a reconstruction intramedullary nail. This option allowed both the subtrochanteric fracture and SCFE to be treated concomitantly with minimized morbidity.

  16. Der umgedrehte Plattenfixateur zur osteosynthetischen Stabilisierung bei erschwerter Frakturheilung am proximalen Femur

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    Mehlhorn, A T; Strohm, P C; Müller, C A

    2009-01-01

    AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the application of a locked internal fixator in complex fractures of the proximal femur, in which the internal fixation with standard implants was not possible due to poor quality of bone or already failed internal fixation in the past. METHOD: Ten patien...

  17. Understanding the formidable nail barrier: A review of the nail microstructure, composition and diseases.

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    Baswan, Sudhir; Kasting, Gerald B; Li, S Kevin; Wickett, Randy; Adams, Brian; Eurich, Sean; Schamper, Ryan

    2017-05-01

    The topical treatment of nail fungal infections has been a focal point of nail research in the past few decades as it offers a much safer and focused alternative to conventional oral therapy. Although the current focus remains on exploring the ways of enhancing permeation through the formidable nail barrier, the understanding of the nail microstructure and composition is far from complete. This article reviews our current understanding of the nail microstructure, composition and diseases. A few of the parameters affecting the nail permeability and potential causes of the recurrence of fungal nail infection are also discussed. © 2017 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  18. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  19. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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    Full Text Available ... silly putty instead. This will help keep your hands busy and away from your mouth. Identify your ... pinky nails, pointer nails, or even an entire hand. The goal is to get to the point ...

  20. Teaching Your Child Healthy Nail Care

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    ... public", "mcat1=de12", ]; for (var c = 0; c Teaching your child healthy nail care Nails take a ... teach your child how to care for them. Teaching your child the following tips from dermatologists can ...

  1. How to Safely Use Nail Care Products

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    ... Products For Consumers Home For Consumers Consumer Updates How to Safely Use Nail Care Products Share Tweet Linkedin ... more than 10 minutes per hand, per session. How to Report Problems with Nail Care Products If you ...

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    Full Text Available ... mcat1=de12", ]; for (var c = 0; c How to stop biting your nails Nail biting typically begins ... Education Meetings & events Advocacy Public & patients AAD Resources For: Dermatologists in the US and Canada Dermatologists outside ...

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    Full Text Available ... Learning Center MOC Recognized Credit Basic Derm Curriculum Teaching and learning guides Suggested order of modules Video ... you stop biting your nails, dermatologists recommend the following tips: Keep your nails trimmed short: Having less ...

  4. Nail disorder among patients on maintenance hemodialysis

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    2013-03-01

    Conclusion: The prevalence of nail disorder in this study was correlated with age, DM, and gender. To decrease the prevalence of nail disorder, attention to duration of HD, age, male sex, and DM is very important.

  5. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  6. Subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures in patients treated with alendronate: a register-based national cohort study

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    Abrahamsen, Bo; Eiken, Pia; Eastell, Richard

    2009-01-01

    of bone turnover. Two national observational register-based studies were performed: (1) cross-sectional study (N = 11,944) comparing age distribution, exposure, and trauma mechanisms between different types of proximal femur fractures and (2) matched cohort study in patients with prior nonhip fractures (N......Alendronate (aln) is a potent bisphosphonate with a prolonged duration of action. Recent reports have found long-term aln use to be common in patients with subtrochanteric or proximal diaphyseal femur fracture, raising concerns that these fractures could be a consequence of excessive suppression...... = 5187 + 10,374), testing the hypothesis that the increase in the risk of subsequent atypical femur fractures exceeded the increase in typical hip fractures. We also sought evidence of a dose-response relationship, where high adherence to or long-term use of aln led to more atypical femur fractures. We...

  7. A case of acute bilateral femur fracture with vascular injury

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    Slavisa Zagorac

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The femoral fractures remain the great challenge for orthopedic surgeons regarding time of fixation and appropriate fixation techniques. There is a bimodal distribution of fractures occurring most frequently in young males after high-energy trauma (motor vehicle accidents and in elderly females after falls from standing. Young patients with femoral fracture are under the great risk of multiple injuries. Hence, the great significance is optimal time of fixation. We present a case of unusual pattern of injury and fixation technique of bilateral proximal femur fracture associated with vascular injury, with very satisfied outcome.

  8. Nail changes and disorders among the elderly

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    Singh Gurcharan, Haneef NayeemSadath, A Uday

    2005-01-01

    .... Age associated disorders include brittle nails, trachyonychia, onychauxis, pachyonychia, onychogryphosis, onychophosis, onychoclavus, onychocryptosis, onycholysis, infections, infestations, splinter...

  9. Dramatic Response of Nail Psoriasis to Infliximab

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Nail psoriasis, affecting up to 50% of psoriatic patients, is an important cause of serious psychological and physical distress. Traditional treatments for nail psoriasis, which include topical or intralesional corticosteroids, topical vitamin D analogues, photochemotherapy, oral retinoids, methotrexate, and cyclosporin, can be time-consuming, painful, or limited by significant toxicities. Biological agents may have the potential to revolutionize the management of patients with disabling nail psoriasis. We present another case of disabling nail psoriasis that responded dramatically to infliximab.

  10. Yellow nail syndrome and bronchiectasis | Adegboye | Nigerian ...

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    The Yellow Nail Syndrome includes slow growing, opaque yellow nails with exaggerated lateral curvature, associated with lymphoedema and chronic respiratory disorders. The nail changes may precede the lymphoedema by a number of years. Bronchiectasis may be the only chronic respiratory disorder; others include ...

  11. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  12. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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    Full Text Available ... gloves to prevent biting. Replace the nail-biting habit with a good habit: When you feel like biting your nails, try ... recommend taking a gradual approach to break the habit. Try to stop biting one set of nails, ...

  13. Radiological characteristics of the knee joint in nail patella syndrome.

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    Tigchelaar, S; Rooy, J de; Hannink, G; Koëter, S; van Kampen, A; Bongers, E

    2016-04-01

    Nail patella syndrome (NPS) is a skeletal dysplasia with patellofemoral dysfunction as a key symptom. We present the first in-depth radiological evaluation of the knee in a large series of NPS patients and describe the typical malformations. Conventional radiological examination of 95 skeletally mature patients with NPS was performed. Patellar morphology was classified according to the Wiberg classification as modified by Baumgartl and Ficat criteria, and trochlear shape was classified according to the Dejour classification. Patellar aplasia was present in 4/90 (4%), and patellar hypoplasia in 77/90 (86%) of patients. The prevailing patellar shapes were type III, type IV and Hunter's cap. No patellar shape genotype-phenotype association could be found. The malformations of the distal femur comprised shortening of the lateral femoral condyle in 46 out of 84 patients (55%), with a prominent anterior surface of the lateral femoral condyle in 47 out of 84 patients (56%) and a flat anterior surface of the medial femoral condyle in 78 out of 85 patients (92%). The trochlea was type A1 according to the Dejour classification in 79 out of 85 patients (93%). An easily recognisable characteristic quartet of malformations consisting of patellar aplasiaor hypoplasia and the malformations of the distal femur was found in 22 out of 81 patients (27%), with the majority displaying at least three malformations. The distinct malformations of the knee in nail patella syndrome are easily recognisable on conventional radiographs and lead to the correct interpretation of the aberrant morphology which is essential in the treatment of these patellofemoral disorders. ©2016 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.

  14. Diagnosis of nail psoriasis: evaluation of nail-derived microRNAs as potential novel biomarkers.

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    Wang, Zhongzhi; Jinnin, Masatoshi; Harada, Miho; Kudo, Hideo; Inoue, Kuniko; Nakayama, Wakana; Honda, Noritoshi; Makino, Katsunari; Kajihara, Ikko; Fukushima, Satoshi; Ihn, Hironobu

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    MicroRNA levels in sera or hair may potentially be useful biomarkers for various diseases. The diagnosis of nail diseases is sometimes difficult, and nail psoriasis without skin lesions is indistinguishable from nail changes caused by other diseases. We evaluated nail microRNA levels as biomarkers for the diagnosis of psoriasis patients. MicroRNA levels were examined in psoriasis patients with (11 patients) and without (six patients) nail changes. Normal control nails were collected from 17 healthy subjects. Eight patients with other diseases who also had nail changes were also included as disease controls. Microarray, real-time PCR, and in situ hybridisation indicated that the expression levels of nail miR-4454 were decreased in psoriasis patients with nail changes, compared to those patients with other diseases involving nail change, or healthy subjects. The miR-4454 levels in nails showed a significant inverse correlation with the Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI) score, suggesting that nail miR-4454 levels reflect nail condition. The levels of microRNAs in nails may be suitable biomarkers for diagnosis or evaluation of disease activity of psoriasis.

  15. Management of Acute Proximal Humeral Fractures.

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    Kancherla, Vamsi Krishna; Singh, Anshuman; Anakwenze, Oke A

    2017-01-01

    Proximal humeral fractures, which typically occur in elderly persons, are among the most common fractures. A myriad of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options exist for these injuries, including short-term immobilization and early physical therapy, percutaneous fixation, plate osteosynthesis, intramedullary nailing, hemiarthroplasty, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The choice of treatment depends on the fracture type and severity, surgeon expertise, patient age, and patient health status.

  16. Biomechanical assessment of composite versus metallic intramedullary nailing system in femoral shaft fractures: A finite element study.

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    Samiezadeh, Saeid; Tavakkoli Avval, Pouria; Fawaz, Zouheir; Bougherara, Habiba

    2014-08-01

    Intramedullary nails are the primary choice for treating long bone fractures. However, complications following nail surgery including non-union, delayed union, and fracture of the bone or the implant still exist. Reducing nail stiffness while still maintaining sufficient stability seems to be the ideal solution to overcome the abovementioned complications. In this study, a new hybrid concept for nails made of carbon fibers/flax/epoxy was developed in order to reduce stress shielding. The mechanical performance of this new implant in terms of fracture stability and load sharing was assessed using a comprehensive non-linear FE model. This model considers several mechanical factors in nine fracture configurations at immediately post-operative, and in the healed bone stages. Post-operative results showed that the hybrid composite nail increases the average normal force at the fracture site by 319.23N (P<0.05), and the mean stress in the vicinity of fracture by 2.11MPa (P<0.05) at 45% gait cycle, while only 0.33mm and 0.39mm (P<0.05) increases in the fracture opening and the fragments' shear movement were observed. The healed bone results revealed that implantation of the titanium nail caused 20.2% reduction in bone stiffness, while the composite nail lowered the stiffness by 11.8% as compared to an intact femur. Our results suggest that the composite nail can provide a preferred mechanical environment for healing, particularly in transverse shaft fractures. This may help bioengineers better understand the biomechanics of fracture healing, and aid in the design of effective implants. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  17. Ankle fusion with a retrograde locked intramedullary nail

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Objective: To assess the value of ankle fusion with a retrograde locked intramedullary nail in the treatment of sequela of lower extremity compartment syndrome. Methods: Thirty-five cases of equinus deformity follow-ing tibiofibular compartment syndrome treated by means of ankle fusion with a retrograde locked intramedullary nail from January 2001 to December 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. The complications, the time needed for bony fu-sion of the ankle joint assessed by anteroposterior and lateral X-ray photographs as well as patients’ subjective evalua-tion were recorded and analysed. Results: Among the 35 patients, 15 had previously undergone surgical treatment twice on the same limb, 13 had thrice and 7 had to be operated on four times before ankle fusion. An anterior midpoint approach to the ankle joint was adopted in 29 cases, while anterior midpoint ap-proach plus a small incision on the posterior ankle joint was made in 17 cases, whereas lateral approach in 6 cases. Tar-sus joint fusion was performed on 4 cases. The follow-up period ranged 6-124 months, averaged 40.6 months. Bone grafting was not performed in this series. Preoperative tibial shaft fracture occurred in one patient and was healed after conservative treatment. Incision dehiscence located at pre-vious Achilles tendon incision was found in two patients. As a result, one received an intramedullary nail emplace-ment at calcaneoplantar part while the wound at anterosuperior part of the other one was healed by dressing change. Two patients failed to bony union 5 months postoperatively, in which one healed 10 weeks after retrieval of proximal tibial nail and another by iliac grafting. Terminal necrosis of the toe due to blood supply dysfunction was not found in this series. All the patients were satisfied with the ankle joint function postoperatively. The time for bony union on X-rays was 9.8 weeks on average. Except for one patient who demanded removal of

  18. In vitro ultrasound measurement at the human femur.

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    Padilla, F; Akrout, L; Kolta, S; Latremouille, C; Roux, C; Laugier, P

    2004-11-01

    Measurements of broadband ultrasonic attenuation (BUA) represent an established means of skeletal status assessment in osteoporosis. Today, the skeletal site that is the most widely used clinically is the calcaneus (heel bone). However, we hypothesized that fracture risk predictions could be improved if ultrasound measurements were performed directly at the main site of fracture, e.g., the proximal femur. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate in vitro the feasibility of quantitative ultra sound (QUS) imaging at the upper part of fee femur, and to investigate the relationships of BUA to bone mineral density (BMD). Forty-four excise human femurs were measured in transmission with a pair of focused 0.5-MHz central frequency transducers. Two-dimensional scans were performed, and the radio frequency (rf) signals were recorded at each measurement point. A data acceptance criterion for region of interest (ROI) selection was established based on the linearity of the frequency-dependent attenuation. Five measurements with repositioning were performed on each sample to determine the reproducibility. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans have been performed on the samples for BMD measurements: Three ROIs were selected in the specimens: greater, trochanter intertrochanteric, and femoral neck regions. Coefficient of variations were in the range 1.6% to 2.5%. The determination coefficients (r(2)) between BUA and BMD in site-matched ROIs were 0.81, 0.78, and 0.73, respectively, for the greater trochanteric, intertrochanteric, and femoral neck regions. Our results are consistent with data previously shown at the calcaneus and demonstrate the feasibility of QUS measurements at the femur in vitro, with reasonable reproducibility.

  19. Iontophoretic drug delivery across the nail.

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    Delgado-Charro, Maria Begoña

    2012-01-01

    Topical drug delivery to treat nail diseases such as onychomycosis and psoriasis is receiving increasing attention. Topical nail delivery is challenged by the complicated structure of the nail and the low permeability of most drugs across the nail plate. Considerable effort has been directed at developing methods to promote drug permeation across the nail plate. Iontophoresis efficiently enhances molecular transport across the skin and the eye and is now being tested for its potential in ungual delivery. This review covers the basic mechanisms of transport (electro-osmosis and -migration) and their relative contribution to nail iontophoresis as well as the key factors governing nail permselectivity and ionic transport numbers. Methodological issues concerning research in this area are summarized. The data available in vivo on nail iontophoresis of terbinafine specifically are reviewed in separate sections. Our understanding of nail iontophoresis has improved considerably since 2007; most decisively, the feasibility of nail iontophoresis in vivo has been clearly demonstrated. Future work is required to establish the adequate implementation of the technique so that its clinical efficacy to treat onychomycosis and nail psoriasis can be unequivocally determined.

  20. Nail abnormalities in patients with vitiligo.

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    Topal, Ilteris Oguz; Gungor, Sule; Kocaturk, Ozgur Emek; Duman, Hatice; Durmuscan, Mustafa

    2016-01-01

    Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary skin disorder affecting 0.1-4% of the general population. The nails may be affected in patients with an autoimmune disease such as psoriasis, and in those with alopecia areata. It has been suggested that nail abnormalities should be apparent in vitiligo patients. We sought to document the frequency and clinical presentation of nail abnormalities in vitiligo patients compared to healthy volunteers. We also examined the correlations between nail abnormalities and various clinical parameters. This study included 100 vitiligo patients and 100 healthy subjects. Full medical histories were collected from the subjects, who underwent thorough general and nail examinations. All nail changes were noted. In the event of clinical suspicion of a fungal infection, additional mycological investigations were performed. Nail abnormalities were more prevalent in the patients (78%) than in the controls (55%) (p=0.001). Longitudinal ridging was the most common finding (42%), followed by (in descending order): leukonychia, an absent lunula, onycholysis, nail bed pallor, onychomycosis, splinter hemorrhage and nail plate thinning. The frequency of longitudinal ridging was significantly higher in patients than in controls (pvitiligo patients than in controls. Systematic examination of the nails in such patients is useful because nail abnormalities are frequent. However, the causes of such abnormalities require further study. Longitudinal ridging and leukonychia were the most common abnormalities observed in this study.

  1. [The use of nails to diagnosis diseases].

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    Baran, Robert

    2014-11-01

    For those interested in nails, a fairly good knowledge of the anatomy of the nail unit is indispensable. But nothing will replace a careful, clinical examination of the nail apparatus. The shape of the nail, surface abnormalities and coloration, with or without a magnifying glass, may well provide a medical diagnosis not only in dermatology but also for medicine in general. Pits on the surface of the nail plate may be enough to diagnose psoriasis on a limited area of scalp dandruff. Even partial detachment of the nail apparatus might lead to the suspicion of psoriatic arthritis. A triangular lunula is associated with the absence of patellas. Finally, no pulmonary examination of a smoker is complete without looking for clubbing. It is high time to pay tribute to the nail. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  2. The Results of the Treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta with Corkscrew Tipped Telescopic Nail

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    Hüseyin Günay

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim: We aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of an intramedullary fixation system used in surgeries for fractures and deformities of osteogenesis imperfecta where we applied a new design corkscrew tipped intramedullary nailing. Materials and Methods: Twenty extremities of 14 osteogenesis cases, who underwent surgery and to whom corkscrew tipped intramedullary treatment was applied, were retrospectively scanned. Ambulation, discrepancies in the lenght of extremities, deformities and joint mobility range were all noted before the operation. Postoperative union rates, complications and our experience regarding the nail were also evaluated. Results: Six tibia and 14 femurs were operated using corkscrew tipped telescopic nails. Two bones were operated due to non-union, while seven bones underwent surgery due to acute fractures and 11 bones due to deformities. All the bones were seen to have achieved the aimed union. No major complications were observed. Infection was present in two cases. Conclusion: Corkscrew tipped telescopic nail is a safe and effective method of fixation in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta.

  3. Complications of Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing for treating paediatric long bone fractures

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    Nisar, Aamer; Bhosale, Abhijit; Madan, Sanjeev S.; Flowers, Mark J.; Fernandes, James A.; Jones, Stanley

    2013-01-01

    This study reports the complications observed in children with long bone fractures treated using Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing (ESIN). One hundred and sixty-four (n = 164) fractures in 160 patients under the age of 16 years formed the basis of our review. This included 108 boys and 52 girls with the median age of 11 years and median follow up of 7.5 months. The analysis included fractures of the radius/ulna, humerus, femur and tibia. All pathological fractures were excluded. In this series 54 patients (34%) had complications however majority of these were minor complications with irritation due to prominent nail ends being the commonest complication. No long-term sequelae were encountered in our patients. PMID:24403743

  4. Is clinical measurement of anatomic axis of the femur adequate?

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    Wu, Chi-Chuan

    2017-08-01

    Background and purpose - The accuracy of using clinical measurement from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the center of the knee to determine an anatomic axis of the femur has rarely been studied. A radiographic technique with a full-length standing scanogram (FLSS) was used to assess the adequacy of the clinical measurement. Patients and methods - 100 consecutive young adult patients (mean age 34 (20-40) years) with chronic unilateral lower extremity injuries were studied. The pelvis and intact contralateral lower extremity images in the FLSS were selected for study. The angles between the tibial axis and the femoral shaft anatomic axis (S-AA), the piriformis anatomic axis (P-AA), the clinical anatomic axis (C-AA), and the mechanical axis (MA) were compared between sexes. Results - Only the S-AA and C-AA angles were statistically significantly different in the 100 patients (3.6° vs. 2.8°; p = 0.03). There was a strong correlation between S-AA, P-AA, and C-AA angles (r > 0.9). The average intersecting angle between MA and S-AA in the femur in the 100 patients was 5.5°, and it was 4.8° between MA and C-AA. Interpretation - Clinical measurement of an anatomic axis from the ASIS to the center of the knee may be an adequate and acceptable method to determine lower extremity alignment. The optimal inlet for antegrade femoral intramedullary nailing may be the lateral edge of the piriformis fossa.

  5. Nail beauty therapy: an attractive enhancement or a potential hazard?

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    Baran, Robert

    2002-01-01

    Nail coatings which harden upon evaporation and coatings that polymerize may produce some reactions at the site of application to the nail itself, and distant reactions when small amounts of nail cosmetics are transferred by the hand to other areas of the skin. Nail cosmetic hazards may be occupational, or accidental, especially in children. Individuals wearing artificial nails tend to wear their nails longer, and are more careful about their nails when washing their hands. The sanitary conditions for the application of artificial nails are therefore paramount in preventing nail infections.

  6. THE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS' TOE NAILS

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    Loxodonta africana Blumenbach, 1797 to test the contention that the savanna elephant. L. africana has four toe nails on the front foot and three on the hind, which differentiates it from the forest elephant L. cyclotis Matschie, 1900, which has five on the front foot and four on the hind (Frade, 1931). Smithers (1983) was among ...

  7. Onycholysis induced by nail hardener.

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    Helsing, Per; Austad, Joar; Talberg, Hans Jørgen

    2007-10-01

    Nail hardeners appeared in the market during the 1960s. They were basically solutions of formaldehyde. The first adverse effects were published in 1966 (1). Reactions were onycholysis, chromonychia, subungual haemorrhage, and hyperkeratosis. Onycholysis may be non-inflammatory or inflammatory, and is accompanied by throbbing pain. Inflammatory reactions are followed by paronychia and occasional dermatitis on the digital pulpa.

  8. Intramedullary nailing without interlocking screws for femoral and tibial shaft fractures.

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    Kreb, Dieuwertje L; Blokhuis, Taco J; van Wessem, Karlijn J P; Bemelman, Mike; Lansink, Koen W W; Leenen, Luke P H

    2013-08-01

    Intramedullary fixation is the treatment of choice for diaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia. Locking the implant can sometimes be cumbersome and time consuming. In our institution, fractures with axial and rotational stability are treated with intramedullary nailing without interlocking. All consecutive patients presented in the University Medical Center Utrecht from October 2003 to August 2009 with acute traumatic diaphyseal fractures of the tibia or femur that were considered axial and rotational stable were included. They underwent internal fixation using intramedullary nails without interlocking. Patient records were evaluated for duration of surgery, perioperative complications, consolidation time and re-operations. Twenty-nine long bone fractures were treated in 27 patients: 20 men and 7 women, with an average age of 28.9 years (range 15.6-54.4). There were 12 femoral fractures and 17 tibial fractures. Sixteen fractures were closed and 13 were open (10 Gustilo 1, 3 Gustilo 2). The mean operating time was 43 min (range 18-68 min) for tibial fractures and 55 min (range 47-150 min) for femoral fractures. Postoperative complications occurred in six patients. Two patients (three fractures) were lost to follow-up. Healing occurred in 25 of the 26 remaining fractures (96 %) without additional interventions. One tibia was secondarily converted to a standard locked nail because of axial and rotational instability. All patients returned to their pre-injury level of activity. The use of intramedullary nailing without interlocking is associated with minimal complications in selected fractures. The advantages include a short operating time and the simplicity of its application.

  9. Proximal Hypospadias

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    Kraft, Kate H.; Shukla, Aseem R.; Canning, Douglas A.

    2011-01-01

    Hypospadias results from abnormal development of the penis that leaves the urethral meatus proximal to its normal glanular position. Meatal position may be located anywhere along the penile shaft, but more severe forms of hypospadias may have a urethral meatus located at the scrotum or perineum. The spectrum of abnormalities may also include ventral curvature of the penis, a dorsally redundant prepuce, and atrophic corpus spongiosum. Due to the severity of these abnormalities, proximal hypospadias often requires more extensive reconstruction in order to achieve an anatomically and functionally successful result. We review the spectrum of proximal hypospadias etiology, presentation, correction, and possible associated complications. PMID:21516286

  10. [Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) in the treatment of both-bone forearm fractures in the child: about 87 cases].

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    Andaloussi, Saad; Amine Oukhouya, Mohamed; Alaoui, Othmane; Atarraf, Karima; Chater, Lamiae; Afifi, My Abderrahmane

    2017-01-01

    This study aims to describe the complications of elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) in the treatment of both-bone forearm diaphyseal fractures in the child. Between January 2009 and December 2013, 87 children with both-bone forearm diaphyseal fractures were treated by elastic stable intramedullary nailing with Métaizeau nails. 76 boys and 11 girls, with an average age of 12 years, were enrolled in the study. Nailing was promptly performed in 50 cases and after secondary displacement during plaster-cast treatment in the other cases. Both bones were nailed in all cases. All patients underwent systematic plaster immobilization for a period of about one month. On average, nails were removed after about 6 months. Functional outcomes were studied over a mean follow-up period of 10 months. Complications were marked by 14 superficial infections (14 cases), osteitis associated with material (2 cases), refracture (3 cases), pseudarthrosis (3 cases), delayed fracture consolidation (2 cases) and proximal radioulnar synostosis (1 case). Although intramedullary nailing ideally is an osteosynthesis technique suitable for the treatment of fractures in children, it is more invasive than orthopaedic treatment.Indications for treatment should remain within well-established limits.

  11. Biomechanical analysis of a synthetic femoral spiral fracture model: Do end caps improve retrograde flexible intramedullary nail fixation?

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    Wessel Lucas M

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Elastic Stable intramedullary Nailing (ESIN of dislocated diaphyseal femur fractures has become an accepted method for the treatment in children and adolescents with open physis. Studies focused on complications of this technique showed problems regarding stability, usually in complex fracture types such as spiral fractures and in older children weighing > 40 kg. Biomechanical in vitro testing was performed to evaluate the stability of simulated spiral femoral fractures after retrograde flexible titanium intramedullary nail fixation with and without End caps. Methods Eight synthetic adolescent-size femoral bone models (Sawbones® with a medullar canal of 10 mm and a spiral fracture of 100 mm length identically sawn by the manufacturer were used for each group. Both groups underwent retrograde fixation with two 3.5 mm Titanium C-shaped nails inserted from medial and lateral entry portals. In the End Cap group the ends of the nails of the eight specimens were covered with End Caps (Synthes Company, Oberdorf, Switzerland at the distal entry. Results Beside posterior-anterior stress (4.11 Nm/mm vs. 1.78 Nm/mm, p Conclusion In this biomechanical study the use of End Caps did not improve the stability of the intramedullary flexible nail osteosynthesis.

  12. Open fractures of the femur in children: analysis of various treatment methods.

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    Allison, Patrick; Dahan-Oliel, Noémi; Jando, Victor T; Yang, Stephen Su; Hamdy, Reggie C

    2011-04-01

    To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of children who presented with open femur fractures. A retrospective chart review of all children treated for open femur fractures at the McGill University Health Center between 1980 and 2009 was conducted. Thirty-seven patients (28 males and 9 females) were identified. Union was determined clinically by the absence of pain, tenderness to palpation and crepitus with motion. Complications were reported. The mean age of the patients was 11.5 years (range 2.8-18.1 years). The mechanism of injury involved motor vehicle-related injuries in 70% of cases. There were 13 Grade I, 15 Grade II and 9 Grade III fractures. The treatment involved traction and hip spica in 11 patients, external fixator in nine patients, intramedullary nailing in seven patients, open reduction and internal fixation in six patients, and traction and an ischial weight bearing brace in four patients. Average time to union was 5.1 months (range 1.5-14.4 months). Infections occurred in ten patients, nine had delayed unions, two developed malunions, four had a refracture and four patients developed a limb length discrepancy >2 cm. Open fractures of the femur are often accompanied by associated injuries, indicating the importance of early and comprehensive treatment. Treatment may include hip spica application in school-age children and solid intramedullary nails in adolescents. In children with multiple injuries, specifically those with higher fracture grades, treatment with an external fixator provides immediate stability of the fracture and allows early mobilization and ease of management of associated injuries.

  13. Construct Failure in an Atypical Femoral Fracture treated with Intramedullary Nailing: A Case Report

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to document a rare case of construct failure in a 68-year old Filipina who sustained an atypical femoral fracture (AFF in her left subtrochanteric area. The patient previously had a 40-month history of alendronate 70mg + vitamin D 5600u therapy for osteoporosis and underwent closed intramedullary nailing for the AFF. Six months postoperatively, she began to experience progressive pain in her operated thigh. Radiographs revealed a broken nail at the proximal screw hole and non-union of the AFF. The patient was treated with exposure of the fracture site, removal of the broken device, exchange intramedullary nailing, and iliac bone grafting. She had radiographic and clinical union and was full weight bearing after three months.

  14. Pigmented lesions of the nail bed - clinical assessment and biopsy

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    Rtshiladze, Michael Alexander; Stretch, Jonathan Raymond; Stewart, David Alexander; Saw, Robyn PM

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    .... We describe the anatomy of the nail bed to offer a rationale for our technique of nail bed biopsy, and warn of the potential to cause permanent nail dystrophy through other approaches. Discussion...

  15. [Black nails caused by Proteus mirabilis].

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    Qadripur, S A; Schauder, S; Schwartz, P

    2001-07-01

    Black nails caused by Proteus mirabilis were seen in a motor mechanic and in a petrol pump attendant. Proteus mirabilis is a gram-negative bacillus that generates hydrogen sulfide. This compound reacts with traces of metals in the nail plate such as zinc, nickel, cobalt, iron, manganese, tin, copper and lead. Metal sulfides blacken the nail plate. The protracted course of the discoloration over months corresponds to the slow reactions of metals with hydrogen sulfide. The disappearance of the blackening after topical treatment with chinosol, tincture of iodine and chloramphenicol solution supports the etiologic connection between black nails and Proteus mirabilis. Wet and dirty work encourages the colonisation of Proteus mirabilis between nail fold and nail plate.

  16. Nonunion of the femur treated with conventional osteosynthesis combined with autogenous and strut allogeneic bone grafts.

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    Weng, Lin-Hsiu; Wang, Jun-Wen

    2004-04-01

    In this study, we reviewed the results of conventional osteosynthesis combined with strut onlay allografts and autogenous bone grafts as the treatment for nonunion of the femur. We conducted a retrospective study of 18 patients with nonunion of the femur treated with internal fixation (eight 95 degree fixed-angled blade plates, 7 intramedullary nails, 2 dynamic hip compression plates and screws, and 1 condylar buttress plate) and autogenous bone grafts and cortical strut allografts. There were 1.8 operations on average before surgery. The average time from the initial treatment of the fracture or osteotomy to surgery was 32.5 months. The average follow-up was 32.2 months. All 18 nonunions had healed by the time of follow-up. Positive intraoperative cultures (Staphylococcus epidermidis) in 2 patients were resolved by parenteral antibiotics with no additional treatment. Removal of implants was required in 5 patients because of screw irritation or bony union. One concomitant quadricepsplasty as well as 2 excisions of a protruding graft were required because of restricted knee motion or impingement. For difficult nonunions of the femur in the current study, strict adherence to the principles of the treatment of nonunion and the addition of strut allografts to enhance stability and repair potential proved to be a good alternative.

  17. A Clinical Study of 35 Cases of Pincer Nails

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    Lee, Jae In; Lee, Young Bok; Oh, Shin Tack; Park, Hyun Jeong; Cho, Baik Kee

    2011-01-01

    Background Pincer nail is a nail deformity characterized by transverse overcurvature of the nail plate. Pincer nail can affect a patient's quality of life due to its chronic, recurrent course; however, there have been no clinical studies on the pincer nail condition in Korean patients. Objective The purpose of this study was to characterize the clinical findings and treatment of pincer nail. In addition, possible etiological factors were considered, and treatment efficacy was evaluated. Metho...

  18. Efficacy of Nail Brace Treatment For Ingrown Na

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    Fatma Gülru Erdoğan; Münevver Güven; Atilla Halil Elhan

    2010-01-01

    Background and Design: Ingrown nail is a common, painful health problem. Various conservative and surgical methods have been defined for treatment of ingrown nails. In this study we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of nail brace treatment which is a cheap conservative treatment, recurrence percentages after nail brace treatment and risk factors for recurrence. Material and Method: Thirty-two female and 19 male patients with the complaint of ingrown nail aged 14-73 with a total of 73 nails are i...

  19. Association between femur size and a focal defect of the superior femoral neck.

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    Gee, A H; Treece, G M; Tonkin, C J; Black, D M; Poole, K E S

    2015-12-01

    Within each sex, there is an association between hip fracture risk and the size of the proximal femur, with larger femurs apparently more susceptible to fracture. Here, we investigate whether the thickness and density of the femoral cortex play a role in this association: might larger femurs harbour focal, cortical defects? To answer this question, we used cortical bone mapping to measure the distribution of cortical mass surface density (CMSD, mg/cm(2)) in cohorts of 308 males and 125 females. Principal component analysis of the various femoral surfaces led to a measure of size that is linearly independent from shape. After mapping the data onto a canonical femur surface, we used statistical parametric mapping to identify any regions where CMSD depends on size, allowing for other confounding covariates including shape. Our principal finding was a focal patch on the superior femoral neck, where CMSD is reduced by around 1% for each 1% increase in proximal-distal size (pfracture risk. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  20. Treatment of traumatic conditions of the femur using the Huckstep nail

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    the two most important principles in the biomechanics of fixation of femoral fractures. Implants provide mechanical stability to promote tissue healing and the return of function. Tissue preservation enhances bone regenerati~n'~,'~. In recent years, our understanding of the biomechanics of fracture healing has advanced. The.

  1. Treatment of traumatic conditions of the femur using the Huckstep nail

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    Our series included 41 acute fractures, seven malunions or nonunions and five pathological fractures. We modified the Huckstep technique by using a traction table and image intensification for closed reduction and introduction of screws into the femoral neck. However, half of our patients required open reduction. AU but ...

  2. Ipsilateral obturator type of hip dislocation with fracture shaft femur in a child: a case report and literature review.

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    Arjun, R H H; Kumar, Vishal; Saibaba, Balaji; John, Rakesh; Guled, Uday; Aggarwal, Sameer

    2016-09-01

    The incidence of traumatic hip dislocations in children is rising in this fast developing world along with increasing numbers of high-velocity road traffic accidents. Anterior dislocation of the hip has a lower incidence compared with posterior dislocation of the hip. We encountered a rare case of the obturator type of anteriorly dislocated hip associated with ipsilateral fracture of the shaft femur in an 11-year-old child. This is a highly unusual injury combination and the mechanism of injury is obscure. Only two similar cases have been reported in the English literature to date. Closed reduction of the hip using a hitherto undescribed technique and an intramedullary interlocking nail was performed in this case. At 6 months of follow-up, the fracture shaft femur has united and the child is bearing full weight on the limb.

  3. The Retrograde Tibial Nail: presentation and biomechanical evaluation of a new concept in the treatment of distal tibia fractures.

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    Kuhn, Sebastian; Appelmann, Philipp; Pairon, Philip; Mehler, Dorothea; Rommens, Pol M

    2014-01-01

    Displaced distal tibia fractures require stable fixation while minimizing secondary damage to the soft tissues by the surgical approach and implants. Antegrade intramedullary nailing has become an alternative to plate osteosynthesis for the treatment of distal metaphyseal fractures over the past two decades. While retrograde intramedullary nailing is a standard procedure in other long bone fractures, only few attempts have been made on retrograde nailing of tibial fractures. The main reasons are difficulties of finding an ideal entry portal and the lack of an ideal implant for retrograde insertion. The Retrograde Tibial Nail (RTN) is a prototype intramedullary implant developed by our group. The implant offers double proximal and triple distal interlocking with an end cap leading to an angle-stable screw-nail construct of the most distal interlocking screw. Its design meets the requirements of a minimally invasive surgical approach, with a stable fracture fixation by multiple locking options. The 8mm diameter curved nail, with a length of 120 mm, is introduced through an entry portal at the medial malleolus. We see possible indications for the RTN in far distal tibial shaft fractures, distal extraarticular metaphyseal tibial fractures and in distal tibia fractures with simple extension into the ankle joint when the nail is combined lag screw fixation. A biomechanical comparison of the current RTN prototype against antegrade nailing (Expert Tibial Nail, Synthes(®), ETN) was performed. Both implants were fixed with double proximal and triple distal interlocking. Seven biomechanical composite tibiae were treated with either osteosynthesis techniques. A 10mm defect osteotomy 40 mm proximal to the joint line served as an AO 43-A3 type distal tibial fracture model. The stiffness of the implant-bone constructs was measured under low and high extra-axial compression (350 and 600 N) and under torsional load (8 Nm). Results show a comparable stability during axial loading

  4. Load along the femur shaft during activities of daily living.

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    D'Angeli, V; Belvedere, C; Ortolani, M; Giannini, S; Leardini, A

    2013-08-09

    A comprehensive knowledge of the loads applied during activities of daily living to the femur shaft is necessary to the design of direct attachments of relevant prostheses. A motion analysis system was used together with an established protocol with skin markers to estimate the three components of the forces and moments acting on ten equidistant points along the full femur shaft. Twenty healthy young volunteers were analyzed while performing three repetitions of the following tasks: level walking at three different speeds, straight-line and with sudden changes of direction to the right and to the left, stairs ascending and descending, squat, rising from a chair and sitting down. Average load patterns, after normalisation for body weight and height, were calculated over subjects for each point, about the three anatomical axes, and for each motor task. These patterns were found consistent over subjects, but different among the anatomical axes and tasks. In general, the moments were observed limitedly influenced by the progression speed, and higher for more proximal points. The moments were also higher in abd/adduction (8.1% body weight*height on average), nearly three times larger than those in flex/extension (2.6) during stair descending. The largest value over all moments was 164.8 N m, abd/adduction in level walking at high speed. The present results should be of value also for a most suitable level for amputation in transfemoral amputation, for in-vitro mechanical tests and for finite element models of the femur. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Nail tic disorders: Manifestations, pathogenesis and management

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    Archana Singal

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Nail tic disorders are classic examples of overlap between the domains of dermatology and psychiatry. They are examples of body-focused repetitive behaviors in which there is an irresistible urge or impulse to perform a certain behavior. The behavior is reinforced as it results in some degree of relief and pleasure. Nail tic disorders are common, yet poorly studied and understood. The literature on nail tic disorders is relatively scarce. Common nail tics include nail biting or onychophagia, onychotillomania and the habit tic deformity. Some uncommon and rare nail tic disorders are onychoteiromania, onychotemnomania, onychodaknomania and bidet nails. Onychophagia is chronic nail biting behavior which usually starts during childhood. It is often regarded as a tension reducing measure. Onychotillomania is recurrent picking and manicuring of the fingernails and/or toenails. In severe cases, it may lead to onychoatrophy due to irreversible scarring of the nail matrix. Very often, they occur in psychologically normal children but may sometimes be associated with anxiety. In severe cases, onychotillomania may be an expression of obsessive-compulsive disorders. Management of nail tic disorders is challenging. Frequent applications of distasteful topical preparations on the nail and periungual skin can discourage patients from biting and chewing their fingernails. Habit-tic deformity can be helped by bandaging the digit daily with permeable adhesive tape. Fluoxetine in high doses can be helpful in interrupting these compulsive disorders in adults. For a complete diagnosis and accurate management, it is imperative to assess the patient's mental health and simultaneously treat the underlying psychiatric comorbidity, if any.

  6. Staged protocol for the treatment of chronic femoral shaft osteomyelitis with Ilizarov's technique followed by the use of intramedullary locked nail

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    Po-Hsin Chou

    2017-06-01

    Conclusion: In the treatment of chronic femur osteomyelitis, the staged protocol of Ilizarov distraction osteogenesis followed by intramedullary nailing was safe and successful, and allowed for union, realignment, reorientation, and leg-length restoration. With regard to the soft tissue, this technique provides a unique type of reconstructive closure for infected wounds. It is suggested that the staged protocol is reliable in providing successful simultaneous reconstruction for bone and soft tissue defects without flap coverage.

  7. Dermoscopy of non-skin cancer nail disorders.

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    Piraccini, Bianca Maria; Bruni, Francesca; Starace, Michela

    2012-01-01

    Nail dermoscopy is becoming more and more frequently utilized for the diagnosis of nail disorders. It can be performed with handy dermoscope or with a video dermoscope, which allows magnifications of up to 200. Nail dermoscopy requires a good knowledge of nail anatomy and physiology and the pathogenesis of nail diseases: we have to know which part of the nail we have to look at! The nail is in fact not visible as a whole at one time, but its different parts should be observed, moving the lens back and forth and transversally. All nail disorders can be observed by dermoscopy. However, except for some diseases in which the technique really adds a lot to clinical examination, in most of the cases, nail dermoscopy only permits a better visualization of symptoms already evident to the naked eye. Dermoscopic features of nail signs are always very interesting and surprising, and may help in our understanding of nails. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  8. Functional Outcome After Antegrade Femoral Nailing : A Comparison of Trochanteric Fossa Versus Tip of Greater Trochanter Entry Point

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    Moein, Chloe Ansari; ten Duis, Henk-Jan; Oey, Liam; de Kort, Gerard; van der Meulen, Wout; Vermeulen, Karin; van der Werken, Christiaan

    Objectives: This study was performed to explore the relationship between entry point-related soft tissue damage in antegrade femoral nailing and the functional outcome in patients with a proximal third femoral shaft fracture. Design: Retrospective clinical trial. Setting: Level I university trauma

  9. Pindborg tumor in the distal femur

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    Sussela, Alex Oliboni; Alves, Paulo Ricardo Picon; Silva, Vinicius Duval da; Bolze, Carlos Daniel de Garcia; Serafini, Osvaldo André

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT To describe a case of possible diagnosis of Pindborg tumor on the distal femur. A 32-years-old female patient, a native of Bolivia, resident in Brazil, arrived to this service for tumor research in the right femur. After biopsies and resection of the lesion, the case was referred to analysis and consultancy in the United States. In a report of review by the Pathology Laboratory, it was characterized the histological appearance and immunohistochemical profile were characteristic of Pi...

  10. Metachronous bilateral subtrochanteric fracture of femur in an osteopetrotic bone: A case report with technical note☆

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    Kumar, Dharmendra; Jain, Vijay Kumar; lal, Hitesh; Arya, Rajinder Kumar; Sinha, Skand

    2012-01-01

    Osteopetrosis is a rare inherited skeletal disorder characterized by increased density. The increased fragility of such dense bone results in a greater incidence of fractures, especially around hip and proximal femur. The surgical treatment of such fractures is difficult due to hard but brittle structure of bone. Herein we report a case of bilateral subtrochanteric fracture in an osteopetrotic patient. It was fixed using a dynamic hip screw with plate. PMID:26403447

  11. Femur Pathological Fracture Caused by Metastatic Bone Disease Derived from Foot Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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    Full Text Available Background : Bone is an organ and the most common site that prone to metastatic cancer and cause serious morbidity. Besides, metastatic cancer to bone will limit skeletal function so that decrease quality of life and even death that most of them caused by its complication. Objective : Reporting a rare case about Squamous Cell Carcinoma that cause femur pathological fracture caused by Metastatic Bone Disease. Material and Method : Case report in women patients 55 years old with femur close fracture one-third middle caused by Metastatic Bone Disease in RSUD Soetomo Surabaya, period May 2015-March 2016.Data is taken retrospectively from medical record through interview, physical examination, radiological examination, and laboratory. Result and Discussion : Patients are treated in hospital because of femur close fracture one-third middle caused by Metastatic Bone Disease.  Based on physical and radiological examination, it is decided being done by skin traction first. The next plan is surgery. Patients are treated with interlocking nail left femur. Evaluation after surgery is done with medical rehabilitation, that is ROM exercise. Until now, 9 months after surgery, patients still control routinely to be done chemotherapy and there is improvement in patient’s condition. Conclusion : Metastatic process in bone often cause pathological fracture. Bone Metastatic is common from Breast, Lung, Prostate and Kideney Cancer. There was no publication before about Bone Metastatic Disease come from Squamous Cell Cancer. Mirel’s score is used as guiding in fixation prior to the next treatment. Decision of surgery is considered through patient’s objective and subjective appraisal that can be calculated in Abdurrahman score system.

  12. reoperation rates following intramedullary nailing versus external

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    hardware failure or malrotation. Conclusion: Treatment of Gustilo Type 3A open tibia shaft fractures with interlocking intramedullary nailing results in lower reoperation rate in the early stages of treatment compared to uniplanar external fixation. Keywords: Orthopaedic surgery, Tanzania, Intramedullary nail, External fixation, ...

  13. Nail psoriasis: a questionnaire-based survey

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    Klaassen, K.M.G.; Kerkhof, P.C.M. van de; Pasch, M.C.

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Skin manifestations are the most characteristic finding of psoriasis. However, nail involvement is also a clinical feature of disease although it is often overlooked. The documented prevalence of nail psoriasis varies between 10.0% and 81.1%. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this investigation is

  14. Nail Psoriasis, the unknown burden of disease

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    Klaassen, K.M.G.; Kerkhof, P.C.M. van de; Pasch, M.C.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Psoriasis can be found at several different localizations which may be of various impact on patients' quality of life (QoL). One of the easy visible, and difficult to conceal localizations are the nails. OBJECTIVE: To achieve more insight into the QoL of psoriatic patients with nail

  15. Mycobacteria in nail salon whirlpool footbaths, California.

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    Vugia, Duc J; Jang, Yvonne; Zizek, Candi; Ely, Janet; Winthrop, Kevin L; Desmond, Edward

    2005-04-01

    In 2000, an outbreak of Mycobacterium fortuitum furunculosis affected customers using whirlpool footbaths at a nail salon. We swabbed 30 footbaths in 18 nail salons from 5 California counties and found mycobacteria in 29 (97%); M. fortuitum was the most common. Mycobacteria may pose an infectious risk for pedicure customers.

  16. Nail disorders in infants and children.

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    Piraccini, Bianca Maria; Starace, Michela

    2014-08-01

    Nail diseases in infants and children are an uncommon cause of consultation and are often difficult to diagnose and to manage. This review will cover nail diseases that are most commonly seen in clinical practice, including congenital and hereditary disorders and inflammatory, infective, and neoplastic nail diseases. The purpose of the review is to help the reader to recognize nail disorders at an early age and to manage them appropriately. Two recent large studies have reported the clinical findings of genetic disorders involving the nails, that is, pachyonychia congenita and epidermolysis bullosa. Only a few articles gave a comprehensive review of a disease, as occurred for onychomycosis, while the majority of the reports published in the recent literature involve single cases. Nail diseases in children and neonates are not easy to diagnose by nonexperts. Basic knowledge of the anatomy and biology of the nail facilitates their diagnosis as the understanding of their pathophysiology. This review gives hints at the most common nail diseases that affect infants and children.

  17. Cerebral damage caused by nail gun injury

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    Andersen, Chris

    2016-01-01

    . The forensic examination showed lesions of intracranial surgery and minor bruises on the arms. No sign of defense injuries was found. There were no signs of malfunction of the nail gun-wielding robot. On the side of the machine, there were a handheld nail gun and the police investigated the case as a possible...

  18. Plate Versus Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Anterior Tibial Stress Fractures: A Biomechanical Study.

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    Markolf, Keith L; Cheung, Edward; Joshi, Nirav B; Boguszewski, Daniel V; Petrigliano, Frank A; McAllister, David R

    2016-06-01

    Anterior midtibial stress fractures are an important clinical problem for patients engaged in high-intensity military activities or athletic training activities. When nonoperative treatment has failed, intramedullary (IM) nail and plate fixation are 2 surgical options used to arrest the progression of a fatigue fracture and allow bone healing. A plate will be more effective than an IM nail in preventing the opening of a simulated anterior midtibial stress fracture from tibial bending. Controlled laboratory study. Fresh-frozen human tibias were loaded by applying a pure bending moment in the sagittal plane. Thin transverse saw cuts, 50% and 75% of the depth of the anterior tibial cortex, were created at the midtibia to simulate a fatigue fracture. An extensometer spanning the defect was used to measure the fracture opening displacement (FOD) before and after the application of IM nail and plate fixation constructs. IM nails were tested without locking screws, with a proximal screw only, and with proximal and distal screws. Plates were tested with unlocked bicortical screws (standard compression plate) and locked bicortical screws; both plate constructs were tested with the plate edge placed 1 mm from the anterior tibial crest (anterior location) and 5 mm posterior to the crest. For the 75% saw cut depth, the mean FOD values for all IM nail constructs were 13% to 17% less than those for the saw cut alone; the use of locking screws had no significant effect on the FOD. The mean FOD values for all plate constructs were significantly less than those for all IM nail constructs. The mean FOD values for all plates were 28% to 46% less than those for the saw cut alone. Anterior plate placement significantly decreased mean FOD values for both compression and locked plate constructs, but the mean percentage reductions for locked and unlocked plates were not significantly different from each other for either plate placement. The percentage FOD reductions for all plate

  19. Unilateral proximal focal femoral deficiency, fibular aplasia, tibial ...

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    ... dominant mutation with possible gonadal mosaicism and with variable expression in the family, as limb anomaly in one child and cyanotic congenital heart disease in another child. Keywords: Short femur; Limb anomaly; FFU syndrome; Proximal focal femoral deficiency; Fibular aplasia; Tibial campomelia; Oligosyndactyly ...

  20. Long‑Term Outcome of Endoprosthetic Replacement for Proximal ...

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    Giant cell tumor (GCT) represents 5% of neoplasms of bone. It is a benign locally aggressive tumor usually involving the distal end of the femur, proximal tibia and distal radius in young adults.[1-3] The main variables to be considered for planning treatment include the site of involvement and Campanacci stage of the tumor.

  1. Lateral decubitus for treating pertrochanteric fractures using cephalomedullary nails

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    Elton João Nunes de Oliveira

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To perform a retrospective radiographic evaluation on the fracture reduction and implant position in the femoral head among patients with pertrochanteric fractures who had been treated using a cephalomedullary nail in lateral decubitus; and to assess factors that might interfere with the quality of the fracture reduction and with the implant position in using this technique. METHODS: Nineteen patients with a diagnosis of pertrochanteric fractures of the femur who had been treated using cephalomedullary nails in lateral decubitus were evaluated. For outpatient radiographic evaluations, we used the anteroposterior view of the pelvis and lateral view of the side affected. We measured the cervicodiaphyseal angle, tip-apex distance (TAD, spatial position of the cephalic element in relation to the head, and the bispinal diameter. To make an anthropometric assessment, we used the body mass index. Two groups of patients were created: one in which all the criteria were normal (TAD ≤25 mm, cervicodiaphyseal angle between 130° and 135° and cephalic implant position in the femoral head in the central-central quadrant; and another group presenting alterations in some of the criteria for best prognosis. RESULTS: Female patients predominated (57.9% and the mean age was 60 years. Seven patients presented a central-central cephalic implant position. One patient present a cervicodiaphyseal angle >135° and the maximum TAD was 32 mm; consequently, 12 patients presented some altered criteria (63.2%. None of the characteristics evaluated differed between the patients with all their criteria normal and those with some altered criteria, or showed any statistically significant association among them ( p> 0.05. CONCLUSION: The technique described here enabled good reduction and good positioning of the implant, independent of the anthropometric indices and type of fracture.

  2. Contact Sensitization to Allergens in Nail Cosmetics.

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    Chou, Margaret; Dhingra, Nikhil; Strugar, Tamara Lazic

    Ingredients found in the nail cosmetic industry, including but not limited to methacrylate and acrylate monomers, formaldehyde, and toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin, can incite allergic contact dermatitis. An eczematous outbreak presents on areas surrounding the nail plate and may spread through contact transfer of the allergen, commonly to the face and neck. Even components that were originally deemed nonsensitizing, such as the ubiquitous cyanoacrylate adhesive family, have been found to be allergenic. They do not, however, cross-react with methacrylates and acrylates. Alternative options for individuals with allergic contact dermatitis reactions to these ingredients can be avoidance of these procedures or use of products that are "3, 4, 5 free" in which the common allergens dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde are absent. In cases where strengthening of the nail is the sole purpose, nail wraps or preformed nails can be applied for non-cyanoacrylate-sensitive individuals.

  3. Nail changes and disorders among the elderly

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    Singh Gurcharan

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Nail disorders are frequent among the geriatric population. This is due in part to the impaired circulation and in particular, susceptibility of the senile nail to fungal infections, faulty biomechanics, neoplasms, concurrent dermatological or systemic diseases, and related treatments. With aging, the rate of growth, color, contour, surface, thickness, chemical composition and histology of the nail unit change. Age associated disorders include brittle nails, trachyonychia, onychauxis, pachyonychia, onychogryphosis, onychophosis, onychoclavus, onychocryptosis, onycholysis, infections, infestations, splinter hemorrhages, subungual hematoma, subungual exostosis and malignancies. Awareness of the symptoms, signs and treatment options for these changes and disorders will enable us to assess and manage the conditions involving the nails of this large and growing segment of the population in a better way.

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

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    Koramutla Harsha

    2015-03-01

    abduction, resulting from irrita tion of rotator cuff from protruding proximal end of the nail. CONCLUSION: Closed intramedullary interlocking nailing in humeral diaphyseal fractures results in early fracture union and early recovery of range of movements at shoulder and elbow joints. Thi s method also preserves fracture hematoma facilitating early periosteal callus formation and union. It also limits extensive soft tissue dissection, periosteal stripping and devitalization of bone fragments in comminuted and segmental fractures thereby min imizing the changes of nonunion. Closed nailing minimizes the risk of iatrogenic, radial nerve injury, reduces the operative time and blood loss

  5. Penetrating cranial nail injury an unusual domestic assault: Case ...

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    A rare case of intracranial nail injury caused by domestic violence is presented. The 35-year old female patient was found unconscious with a 12cm nail almost completely buried into her skull. Xray of the skull showed the nail in the cranial cavity. A burr hole was made and the nail removed. Immediate post-operative period ...

  6. Severe Onychodystrophy due to Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Acrylic Nails.

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    Mattos Simoes Mendonca, Marcela; LaSenna, Charlotte; Tosti, Antonella

    2015-09-01

    Acrylic nails, including sculptured nails and the new ultraviolet-curable gel polish lacquers, have been associated with allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). We report 2 cases of ACD to acrylic nails with severe onychodystrophy and psoriasiform changes including onycholysis and subungual hyperkeratosis. In both cases, the patients did not realize the association between the use of acrylate-based manicures and nail changes. One patient had been previously misdiagnosed and treated unsuccessfully for nail psoriasis. The informed clinician should elicit a history of acrylic manicure in patients with these nail changes, especially in cases of suspected nail psoriasis refractory to treatment. Patch testing is a useful tool in confirming diagnosis.

  7. A comparative prospective study of dynamic variable angle hip screw and Gamma nail in intertrochanteric hip fractures.

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    Tarantino, Umberto; Oliva, Francesco; Impagliazzo, Angelo; Mattei, Antonio; Cannata, Giuseppe; Pompili, Gian Francesco Spurio; Maffulli, Nicola

    To compare the results between a variable angle dynamic screw-plate(DMS) and the Gamma nail in the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures. A comparative prospective study of 142 patients (AO/OTA Type 31-A1; A2; A3 and B2) treated by variable angle dynamic screw-plate (DMS Group = 71) or by intramedullary nailing (Gamma Nail Group = 71). At the 12-month follow-up, we did not find any statistically significant difference, intraoperatively, radiographically, or clinically, between the two groups of patients, except for shortening. In 12 patients in the DMS group (17%) and in one patient in the Gamma nail group, there was shortening of the operated leg between 1 cm and 3 cm (p = 0.02). In all instances, shortening occurred in patients who sustained A.O. type fractures 31A2. 2 and 3 (19 patients), which are unstable and comminuted. The DMS allows effective management of intertrochanteric fractures of the femur. Surgeons should consider choosing surgical treatment according to the type of intertrochanteric fracture. In less comminuted fractures, a compression hip screw may be a faster and safer surgical solution. In comminuted fractures, surgical difficulties may increase in parallel to fracture complexity.

  8. 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; Padilla, F; Brixen, K; Ryg, J; Seekamp, A; Mahlke, L; Bremer, A; Heller, M; Glüer, C C

    2010-06-01

    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-based assessment of osteoporosis. Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at the femur is the best predictor of hip fractures, better than DXA measurements at other sites. Calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) can be used to estimate the general osteoporotic fracture risk, but no femoral QUS measurement has been introduced yet. We developed a QUS scanner for measurements at the femur (Femur Ultrasound Scanner, FemUS) and tested its in vivo performance. Using the FemUS device, we obtained femoral QUS and DXA on 32 women with recent hip fractures and 30 controls. Fracture discrimination and the correlation with femur bone mineral density (BMD) were assessed. 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 0.72 and a residual error of about one half of a T-score in BMD. QUS measurements at the proximal femur are feasible and show a good performance for hip fracture discrimination. Given the promising results, this laboratory prototype should be reengineered to a clinical applicable instrument. Our results show promise for further enhancement of QUS-based assessment of osteoporosis.

  9. NAIL AS A PROMISING DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED RELEASE

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    G. Sai Krishna*, P. Prem Kumar, K. Bala Murugan

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACT: The effectiveness of topical therapies is limited by minimal drug permeability through the nail plate. Nail permeability is however quite low and limits topical therapy to early/mild disease states such as onychomycosis (fungal infections of the nail). Current research on nail permeation that focuses on altering the nail plate barrier by means of chemical treatments, penetration enhancers as well as physical and mechanical methods is reviewed also the recent research into ungual dru...

  10. ENTRY POINT FOR THE ANTEGRADE FEMORAL INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL: A CADAVER STUDY.

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    Labronici, Pedro José; Galeno, Luiz; Teixeira, Thiago Martins; Franco, José Sergio; Hoffmann, Rolix; de Toledo Lourenço, Paulo Roberto Barbosa; Giordano, Vincenzo; Pallottino, Alexandre; do Amaral, Ney Pecegueiro

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    To analyze the natural exit of the wire guides in major trochanter through retrograde femoral approach, in cadaver specimens. 100 femurs had been perforated between the femoral condyles, at 1.2 cm of the intercondylar region. A 3-mm straight wire guide was introduced, through retrograde approach, until the proximal extremity of femur was reached. Femurs were assessed for posterosuperior and anterosuperior portions of major trochanter, pear-shaped cavity, and upper median line between the head-neck and the major trochanter. in 62%, the straight wire guides exited at the anterior surface of major trochanter. In the pear-shaped cavity, the median distance found was 1.0 cm and the interquartile range was 0.5 cm, initially expressing, in relation to pear-shaped cavity, better accuracy. the central axis of the medullar canal, at coronal plane, projected better accuracy in the region of the pear-shaped cavity.

  11. Ultrasound-mediated nail drug delivery system.

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    Abadi, Danielle; Zderic, Vesna

    2011-12-01

    A novel ultrasound-mediated drug delivery system has been developed for treatment of a nail fungal disorder (onychomycosis) by improving delivery to the nail bed using ultrasound to increase the permeability of the nail. The slip-in device consists of ultrasound transducers and drug delivery compartments above each toenail. The device is connected to a computer, where a software interface allows users to select their preferred course of treatment. In in vitro testing, canine nails were exposed to 3 energy levels (acoustic power of 1.2 W and exposure durations of 30, 60, and 120 seconds). A stereo -microscope was used to determine how much of a drug-mimicking compound was delivered through the nail layers by measuring brightness on the cross section of each nail tested at each condition, where brightness level decreases coincide with increases in permeability. Each of the 3 energy levels tested showed statistical significance when compared to the control (P permeability factor of 1.3 after 30 seconds of exposure, 1.3 after 60 seconds, and 1.5 after 120 seconds, where a permeability factor of 1 shows no increase in permeability. Current treatments for onychomycosis include systemic, topical, and surgical. Even when used all together, these treatments typically take a long time to result in nail healing, thus making this ultrasound-mediated device a promising alternative.

  12. [Occupational asthma in a structure nail maker].

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    Hannu, Timo; Tuppurainen, Matti; Kauppi, Paula; Alanko, Kristina; Henriks-Eckerman, Maj-Len; Sauni, Riitta

    2009-01-01

    Chemicals that may cause allergy are being used in structure nails. In this case report two structure nail makers are described, who were diagnosed with occupational asthma in clinical studies. The studies included an inhalational exposure simulating the work. The causative agents of occupational asthma are apparently the acrylate compounds contained in the chemicals; use of these compounds has previously been linked with allergic contact dermatitis and asthma. Since the making of structure nails involves health risks, such work requires appropriate premises and personal protection.

  13. Aspergillus Sydowi Infection of Human Finger Nail

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    A K Barde

    1981-01-01

    Full Text Available A case of Aspergillus sydowi infection of left middle finger nail is described ′ The presence of fungal hypae with phialids and spores on direct microscopy as well as in culture, the colour of the sub-ungual mass of the nail resembling the colour of the fungus in, culture′ repeated isolations of A sydowi from the diseased tissue along with the absence of any established pathogenic species in the specimen are taken as evidences that this fungus was invading the nail tissue.

  14. The effect of nail polish and acrylic nails on pulse oximetry reading using the Lifebox oximeter in Nigeria.

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    Desalu, I; Diakparomre, O I; Salami, A O; Abiola, A O

    2013-12-01

    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES - Pulse oximetry is mandatory during anaesthesia, sedation and transfer of critically ill patients. The effect of nail polish and acrylic nails on the accuracy of saturation reading is inconsistent. The Lifebox pulse oximeter is reliable and recommended for low and middle income countries. We investigated its accuracy in the presence of 4 nail colours and acrylic nails SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty non-smoking volunteers had their fingers numbered from right to left (little finger of right hand =1 and little finger of left hand =10). Alternate fingers were nails painted with clear, red, brown and black nail polish and the 5th finger had acrylic nail applied. The corresponding finger on the other hand acted as control. The oxygen saturation was determined using the Lifebox pulse oximeter. Results All fingers (100%) with clear nail polish, red nail polish and acrylic nails recorded a saturation value. Each of the mean saturation value for clear nail polish, red nail polish and acrylic nails was not significantly different from the control mean (p= 0.378, 0.427 and 0.921). Only 12% and 64% of nails polished black and brown respectively recorded a saturation value. The mean SpO- for black and brown polish were significantly different from their control mean (ppolish resulted in a significant decrease in SpO with the Lifebox oximeter. Dark coloured nail polish should be removed prior to SpO2 determination to ensure that accurate readings can be obtained.

  15. Femur-mounted navigation system for the arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement

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    Park, S. H.; Hwang, D. S.; Yoon, Y. S.

    2013-07-01

    Femoroacetabular impingement stems from an abnormal shape of the acetabulum and proximal femur. It is treated by resection of damaged soft tissue and by the shaping of bone to resemble normal features. The arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement has many advantages, including minimal incisions, rapid recovery, and less pain. However, in some cases, revision is needed owing to the insufficient resection of damaged bone from a misreading of the surgical site. The limited view of arthroscopy is the major reason for the complications. In this research, a navigation method for the arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement is developed. The proposed navigation system consists of femur attachable measurement device and user interface. The bone mounted measurement devices measure points on head-neck junction for registration and position of surgical instrument. User interface shows the three-dimensional model of patient's femur and surgical instrument position that is tracked by measurement device. Surgeon can know the three-dimensional anatomical structure of hip joint and surgical instrument position on surgical site using navigation system. Surface registration was used to obtain relation between patient's coordinate at the surgical site and coordinate of three-dimensional model of femur. In this research, we evaluated the proposed navigation system using plastic model bone. It is expected that the surgical tool tracking position accuracy will be less than 1 mm.

  16. Nail changes in casted and braced clubfoot: A preliminary study.

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    Agarwal, Anil; Kumar, Anubrat; Khanna, Deepshikha; Shaharyar, Abbas; Bhat, Mohd Shafi; Mishra, Madhusudan

    2016-12-01

    The study aimed at finding whether there are any nail changes specific to treatment in clubfoot. Sixty new, 26 undergoing serial corrective casting, and 247 clubfoot patients using foot abduction braces were prospectively studied. The casted and braced group formed the basis of the study to observe nail changes, if any. The new patients and opposite normal foot (in unilateral casted cases) were taken as controls. Acute paronychia, ingrown toe nail, onychoshizia, onychorrhexis, nail plate concavity, latent onychomadesis, and distal onycholysis were observed in feet undergoing corrective casting and bracing. Micronychia, malalignment and thinning of nail plate were the observed congenital nail anomalies. Nail changes in clubfeet are not infrequent. Certain nail changes might be etiologically linked to casting and bracing. Some of nail changes might require urgent medical care. Copyright © 2015 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. How to Stop Biting Your Nails

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  19. Nail involvement in mycosis fungoides: brief report

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    Amir Houshang Ehsani

    2014-11-01

    Conclusion: We found about 30% prevalence that is a little higher than previously shown. It seems that nail changes in CTCL have no relationship to CTCL staging or other specifications including demographic specifications.

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  7. Yellow nail syndrome: a rarity in Indians?

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    Nair, V K; Sukumaran, P

    1996-01-01

    Reports of yellow nail syndrome have been few and far between. The classical triad of the syndrome has not been reported in Indian literature. We report a case of yellow nail syndrome in a forty-year-old male, who had yellowish-brown nails from birth. He developed lymphoedema of the legs at the age of twenty years and presented with pleural effusion at the age of forty years. Although a case of yellow nail syndrome has been reported from India, the classical triad of the syndrome is yet to be documented from our country. The condition may be missed because of the long time difference in presentation of different components of the syndrome and also because of the dark skin colour of Indians.

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  15. Finite element modelling of low-speed femur reaming using reamers with irregular tooth spacing

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    Towfighian, S.; Behdinan, K.; Papini, M.; Saghir, Z.; Zalzal, P.; de Beer, J.

    2008-12-01

    Reaming of the cancellous bone of the femur is performed in certain orthopaedic procedures, in order to accommodate insertion of implants such as intramedullary nails. In such processes, the reamers spin at a maximum of 250 rev/min resulting in low-frequency vibrations, which can result in the formation of multicornered holes or non-cylindrical holes. These non-cylindrical holes can lead to improper fixation, which increases healing duration. Simulation of low-speed reaming in the femur analogue was conducted by using a finite element model of the reamer with two different models for reamer blade loads: concentrated forces on the tool tip and distributed forces on the engagement length of the reamer. The model of the process is quasi-static in a characteristic form. The specific cutting pressure, an important parameter in the governing equation, was found experimentally for this purpose. The effects of reaming condition, reamer size, and irregular tooth spacing on stability were investigated. An optimum irregular tooth spacing for a common six-flute reamer, resulting in the most stable reaming process was proposed. Hole profiles and tool axis trajectory of the tool were simulated for both regular and optimum irregular tooth spacing cases. The improvements in the hole quality from using the proposed irregular tooth spacing; benefits of which include expedition of post-operative healing, were demonstrated through simulated three-dimensional hole profiles.

  16. COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN TITANIUM ELASTIC NAILING (TENS AND DYNAMIC COMPRESSION PLATING (DCP IN THE TREATMENT OF FEMORAL DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES IN CHILDREN

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    Ramasubba Reddy

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND : Orthopaedic surgeons have long maintained that all children who have sustained a diaphyseal fracture of femur recover with c onservative treatment, given the excellent remodeling ability of immature bone in children. Angulations, shortenings and malrotations are not always corrected by conservative treatment. Of many surgical options, titanium elastic nailing has been the newer implant which is being used regularly. Although good results have been reported with elastic intramedullary nails, plate fixation continues to be a viable alternative in surgical treatment of femoral shaft fractures. However there are not many studies comp aring the efficiency of titanium elastic nailing and plating for femoral diaphyseal fractures in pediatric age group. AIM : The present study aims to compare the surgical management of diaphyseal fractures of femur in children with Dynamic Compression Plati ng versus Titanium Elastic Nailing. DESIGN : This is a prospective study . MATERIALS AND METHODS : This prospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital. Patients who presented to the out - patient department and casualty of the hospital with femoral diap hyseal fractures during April 2012 to June 2014 were considered for the study. Subjects fulfilling the predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study. STATISTICAL METHODS : Fisher Exact test, Chi - Square Test, Student t test (Two t ailed, independent . RESULTS : Patients in the age group of 6 - 14 years were considered for the study, Patients were divided into two groups and treated with DCP/TENS. The duration of surgery, hospital stay, and, amount of blood loss was minimal in TENS grou p. Callus was seen early in TENS group. Radiological union was early in TENS group by 2 - 3 weeks. Outcome was better in patients treated with TENS (Excellent - 70%; Satisfactory – 30%; Poor - 0% in comparison to DCP (Excellent - 70%; Satisfactory - 25%; Poor - 5%. CO NCLUSION : TENS

  17. Nail disorders in children, a clinical study

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Aims of the study to investigate the frequency and the nature ofnail disorders in children significant clinical data is available. Nail disorders although common in children in some parts of our country. This study was carried out to document the clinical and demographic pattern of nail disorders in a dermatology outpatient clinic of a pediatric hospital in Ankara, Turkey. Material and Methods: All consecutive patients a total of 3000 children from age 0-16 were admitted to dermatology outpatient clinic of Ankara Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Education and Research Hospital during January 2011 to December 2011 were studied and retrospectively evaluated for age, gender, drug use, diseases, systemic or genetic disorders and demographic features. Diagnostic evaluation results were noted and patients were categorized for demographic features and diagnosis. Results: These 133 patients (M: F 58:75, %44 vs 56, respectively were under 16 years of age and have 17 different dermatological disorders related with nail symptoms. Fifty three of (39,8% these patient were under 2 years of age, 31 (23.3% were between 3-5 years, 30 (22.5% were between 6-11 years old, 19 of 133 (14%, 2 were between 11-16 years of age. Through all of ages and independent of gender the most etiologies of nail disorders were, onychomadesis, paronychia, onycholysis, onychomycosis and systemic nail presentation of systemic dermatosis. Conclusion: Nail disorders are different in children than in adults. In our study, the first 5 years of age was found in 53% of nail disorders. Nail disorders are uncommon but may be seen as a part of a systemic disease and may be associated with cosmetic and psychologic problem.

  18. Reoperation rates following intramedullary nailing versus external ...

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    Results: Fifty patients were enrolled and completed follow-up at all-time points; twenty-six were treated with IM nail and twenty-four were treated by EF. There were 9 (37.5%) EF patients who required reoperation compared to 1(3.8%) IM nail patient (p=0.004). Reasons for reoperation among EF patients were infection (2 ...

  19. Controversies in the Treatment of Ingrown Nails

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    Eckart Haneke

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    Ingrown toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders of young persons. They may negatively influence daily activities, cause discomfort and pain. Since more than 1000 years, many different treatments have been proposed. Today, conservative and surgical methods are available, which, when carried out with expertise, are able to cure the disease. Packing, taping, gutter treatment, and nail braces are options for relatively mild cases whereas surgery is exclusively done by physicians. Phe...

  20. Utility of gel nails in improving the appearance of cosmetically disfigured nails: Experience with 25 cases

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    Soni Nanda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Gel nails are a commonly used cosmetic procedure, though their use by dermatologists has not been evaluated. These can be used to improve the appearance of cosmetically disfigured nails where other treatment options have failed; the condition is self-limiting or irreversible; or to camouflage the dystrophy until healing. Materials and Methods: A prospective, uncontrolled, open-label study on 25 participants presenting with cosmetically disfigured nails was undertaken. Mycologically negative, consenting patients with various nail plate surface abnormalities like trachyonychia (n =8; superficial pitting (n =6; onychorrhexis (n =4; superficial pitting with onychoschizia (n =3; Beau′s lines (n =3 and pterygium (n =1 were included. The patients received gel nail application using Ranara gel nail kit ® . Extra care was taken to avoid any damage to cuticle. Standard pre- and post-treatment photographs were taken to assess improvement. Patient satisfaction score (1-10; Global assessment score of improvement (no improvement to excellent improvement and any side effects reported were recorded. Results: The average age of treated patients was 30.44±11.39 years (range 18-60 years. A total of 69 nails were treated (average of 2.76 per patient. Post-procedure, the average patient satisfaction score was 9.08 ± 0.86 (range 7-10. The Global assessment showed excellent improvement (40% cases; good improvement (56% cases and mild improvement in the single case of pterygium treated. Conclusions: The use of Gel nails in patients with cosmetically disfiguring nail plate surface abnormalities (like trachyonychia, onychoschizia, pitting, etc. was found to produce good to excellent improvement in most of the cases. The patient satisfaction with the procedure was rated as high. This, coupled with absence of side effects, make gel nails a valuable tool in improving cosmesis and satisfaction among patients presenting with nail plate surface abnormalities