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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access  
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
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Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
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Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
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Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 140)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  

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  • The open-modified Bankart procedure: long-term follow-up ‘a 16–26-year
           follow-up study’
    • Authors: Thomas Berendes; Nina Mathijssen; Hennie Verburg; Gerald Kraan
      Pages: 597 - 603
      Abstract: Introduction A Bankart procedure is a surgical technique for the repair of recurrent shoulder joint dislocations. This study reports the long-term results of the ‘open’-modified Bankart procedure. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study in which patients are studied who had open-modified Bankart surgery for instability problems in the absence of a substantial osseous glenoid defect after a traumatic shoulder dislocation, 16–26 years ago, in a large regional hospital. Instability was measured with the Rowe and Oxford shoulder instability score. Furthermore, we measured physical functioning with the Constant–Murley score and the Dutch simple shoulder test. Pain was measured with the NRS for pain. Osteoarthritis was scored according the Samilson–Prieto score. Quality of life was measured with the SF-12 score. The operated shoulder was compared to the non-operated contralateral shoulder regarding instability and osteoarthritis. Results 39 patients were included with an average follow-up of 21 years (range 16–26 years). The number of patients with redislocations of their shoulder after surgery was 4 (10%). 23% of the study group described moments of subluxation or positive apprehension. Radiological signs of osteoarthritis were present in 20 shoulders (51%), of which 75% had grade 1 arthropathy according to the Samilson Prieto score. The incidence of osteoarthritis of the operated shoulder was significantly greater compared to the non-operated shoulder. The mean Rowe score was 85 points (25–100) and the Constant score 92 points (70–100). Conclusion We conclude that the open-modified Bankart procedure is a reliable surgical procedure with good long-term results, 16–26 years after surgery. However, it does not prevent the development of shoulder osteoarthritis, since a high number of patients had (mainly mild) radiological osteoarthritis.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-017-2866-9
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Management of periprosthetic shoulder infections with the use of a
           permanent articulating antibiotic spacer
    • Authors: Antonio Pellegrini; Claudio Legnani; Vittorio Macchi; Enzo Meani
      Pages: 605 - 609
      Abstract: Introduction Management of periprosthetic shoulder infections (PSIs) still remains challenging. We conducted a retrospective case study to assess the outcomes of definitive articulating antibiotic spacer implantation in a cohort of elderly, low-demanding patients. We hypothesized that in patients with low functional demands seeking pain relief with chronic PSIs, treatment with a definitive articulating antibiotic spacer would lead to satisfying results concerning eradication of the infection, improvement of pain, and improving shoulder function. Materials and methods 19 patients underwent definitive articulating antibiotic spacer implantation for the treatment of an infected shoulder arthroplasty. Mean age at surgery was 70.2 years. Patients were assessed pre-operatively with functional assessment including Constant-Murley score, and objective examination comprehending ROM, visual analog scale pain score, and patient subjective satisfaction (excellent, good, satisfied, or unsatisfied) score. Radiographs were taken to examine signs of loosening, and change in implant positioning. Results At the most recent follow-up, none of the patients had clinical or radiographic signs suggesting recurrent infection. Most patients reported satisfying subjective and objective outcomes. Follow-up examination showed significant improvement of all variables compared to pre-operative values (p < 0.001). Radiographs did not show progressive radiolucent lines or change in the position of the functional spacer. In one case, glenoid osteolysis was reported, which did not affect the clinical outcome. Conclusions In selected elderly patients with low functional demands seeking pain relief with infected shoulder arthroplasty, definitive management with a cement spacer is a viable treatment option that helps in eradicating shoulder infection and brings satisfying subjective and objective outcomes. Level of Evidence Case series, Level IV.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2870-8
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Asymptomatic population reference values for three knee patient-reported
           outcomes measures: evaluation of an electronic data collection system and
           implications for future international, multi-centre cohort studies
    • Authors: James M. McLean; Oscar Brumby-Rendell; Ryan Lisle; Jacob Brazier; Kieran Dunn; Tiffany Gill; Catherine L. Hill; Daniel Mandziak; Jordan Leith
      Pages: 611 - 621
      Abstract: Objectives The aim was to assess whether the Knee Society Score, Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) were comparable in asymptomatic, healthy, individuals of different age, gender and ethnicity, across two remote continents. The purpose of this study was to establish normal population values for these scores using an electronic data collection system. Hypothesis There is no difference in clinical knee scores in an asymptomatic population when comparing age, gender and ethnicity, across two remote continents. Methods 312 Australian and 314 Canadian citizens, aged 18–94 years, with no active knee pain, injury or pathology in the ipsilateral knee corresponding to their dominant arm, were evaluated. A knee examination was performed and participants completed an electronically administered questionnaire covering the subjective components of the knee scores. The cohorts were age- and gender-matched. Chi-square tests, Fisher’s exact test and Poisson regression models were used where appropriate, to investigate the association between knee scores, age, gender, ethnicity and nationality. Results There was a significant inverse relationship between age and all assessment tools. OKS recorded a significant difference between gender with females scoring on average 1% lower score. There was no significant difference between international cohorts when comparing all assessment tools. Conclusions An electronic, multi-centre data collection system can be effectively utilized to assess remote international cohorts. Differences in gender, age, ethnicity and nationality should be taken into consideration when using knee scores to compare to pathological patient scores. This study has established an electronic, normal control group for future studies using the Knee society, Oxford, and KOOS knee scores. Level of evidence Diagnostic Level II.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2874-4
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • The effect of humeral-fenestration diameter in Outerbridge–Kashiwagi
           arthroplasty on failure load of the distal humerus: a cadaveric
           biomechanical study
    • Authors: Chih-Kai Hong; Ming-Long Yeh; I-Ming Jou; Cheng-Li Lin; Chih-Hsun Chang; Chih-Hung Chang; Wei-Ren Su
      Pages: 623 - 628
      Abstract: Introduction Outerbridge–Kashiwagi ulnohumeral arthroplasty is an effective method in treating elbow osteoarthritis; however, distal humerus fracture after surgery can become a critical issue. A previous biomechanical study has shown that the failure load of the distal humerus decreases after a fenestration, but the size of the fenestration hole has not yet been discussed. Materials and methods 32 fresh-frozen cadaveric distal humeri were obtained. Two drill sizes were chosen for fenestration: 12 and 15 mm in diameter. Two directions of force were applied with a materials testing machine for biomechanical testing: 5° flexion for axial loading and 75° flexion for anterior–posterior (AP) loading. Each specimen randomly received one of the two fenestration sizes, and force directions. All specimens were loaded to failure at a rate of 2 mm/min. Results The failure loads of the 12 and 15 mm groups were not significantly different in either axial loading(3886 ± 1271 N vs 4286 ± 901 N) or AP loading(2303 ± 803 N vs 1897 ± 357 N). All specimens loaded with axial force failed via the fenestration holes; however, during AP loading, some specimens failed through the fenestration holes, while others at diaphysis (p = 0.28). Conclusions The failure load of distal humeri did not differ significantly after fenestration of 12 or 15 mm. The clinical relevance is that as the risk of distal humerus fracture is not exacerbated, a larger-size fenestration hole could be of help to improve the effectiveness of this surgical procedure.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2876-2
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Development of unstable hips after treatment with the Tübingen splint:
           mid-term follow-up of 83 hip joints
    • Authors: Hannes Kubo; Hakan Pilge; Karoline Nepp; Bettina Westhoff; Ruediger Krauspe
      Pages: 629 - 634
      Abstract: Introduction Early diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia are widely accepted as major factors for beneficial outcome. However, modalities for reduction and retention as well as for imaging are currently under clinical investigation. Local and general risk factors, e.g., breech presentation and the family’s desire to avoid in-hospital treatment are major concerns in the decision-making process and consultation. For treatment of unstable hips in newborns the treatment with the Tübingen splint has proven good results in recent studies. However, mid- and long-term outcome studies are missing. We report on clinical results and X-ray parameter of initially unstable hips after treatment with the Tübingen splint at two time points: 12–24 and 24–48 months of age. Materials and Methods Included were newborns with 83 unstable hips (type D, III, IV according to Graf) which were successfully treated with the Tübingen splint—used as reduction splint 24 h per day/7 days per week—until type I hips were documented by ultrasound examination. Measurments are based on routine pelvic X-ray control at the age of 12–24 and 24–48 months. The acetabular angle was determined and according to the Tönnis-Classification evaluated into: normal findings (< 1 s), slightly dysplastic findings (1–2 s) and severely dysplastic findings (> 2 s). Children with secondary hip dysplasia were not included in this series. Results In 2nd year of life, 45 hips (54.2%; initial hip type D: 47.4%, III: 63.2%, IV: 42.9%) of the formerly unstable hips show normal X-ray findings. Although final ultrasound showed normal findings, at this time point 28 hips (33.7%; initial hip type D: 34.2%, III: 31.6%, IV: 42.9%) were slightly dysplastic and 10 (12.0%%; initial hip type D: 18.4%, III: 5.3%, IV: 14.3%) still severely dysplastic. At the age of 24–48 months, the percentage of radiologic normal hips had increased to 61 hips (73.5%; initial hip type D: 68.4%, III: 81.6%, IV: 57.1%), the number of slightly (19 hips) and severely dysplastic (3 hips) hips had decreased 22.9% (initial hip type D: 28.9%, III: 15.8%, IV: 28.6%) respectively 3.6% (initial hip type D: 2.6%, III: 2.6%, IV: 14.3%). At this time no operative intervention was neccessary. Conclusions Our mid-term data show on the one hand a good development of unstable hips after successful treatment with the Tübingen splint. On the other hand despite successful therapy and normal ultrasound findings at the end of treatment further imaging by X-ray are mandatory to close follow-up and to detect those which might need surgical correction of residual dysplasia.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2882-4
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Outcome of hip and knee periprosthetic joint infections caused by
           pathogens resistant to biofilm-active antibiotics: results from a
           prospective cohort study
    • Authors: Doruk Akgün; Carsten Perka; Andrej Trampuz; Nora Renz
      Pages: 635 - 642
      Abstract: Background Periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) caused by pathogens, for which no biofilm-active antibiotics are available, are often referred to as difficult-to-treat (DTT). However, it is unclear whether the outcome of DTT PJI is worse than those of non-DTT PJI. We evaluated the outcome of DTT and non-DTT PJI in a prospective cohort treated with a two-stage exchange according to a standardized algorithm. Methods Patients with hip and knee PJI from 2013 to 2015 were prospectively included and followed up for ≥ 2 years. DTT PJI was defined as growth of microorganism(s) resistant to all available biofilm-active antibiotics. The Kaplan–Meier survival analysis was used to compare the probability of infection-free survival between DTT and non-DTT PJI and the 95% confidence interval (95% CI) was calculated. Results Among 163 PJI, 30 (18.4%) were classified as DTT and 133 (81.6%) as non-DTT. At a mean follow-up of 33 months (range 24–48 months), the overall treatment success was 82.8%. The infection-free survival rate at 2 years was 80% (95% CI 61–90%) for DTT PJI and 84% (95% CI 76–89%) for non-DTT PJI (p = 0.61). The following mean values were longer in DTT PJI than in non-DTT PJI: hospital stay (45 vs. 28 days; p < 0.001), prosthesis-free interval (89 vs. 58 days; p < 0.001) and duration of antimicrobial treatment (151 vs. 117 days; p = 0.003). Conclusions The outcome of DTT and non-DTT PJI was similar (80–84%), however, at the cost of longer hospital stay, longer prosthesis-free interval and longer antimicrobial treatment. It remains unclear whether patients undergoing two-stage exchange with a long interval need biofilm-active antibiotics. Further studies need to evaluate the outcome in patients treated with biofilm-active antibiotics undergoing short vs. long interval.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2886-0
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Tram system related cycling injuries
    • Authors: J. F. Maempel; S. P. Mackenzie; P. H. C. Stirling; C. McCann; C. W. Oliver; T. O. White
      Pages: 643 - 650
      Abstract: Introduction Understanding of tram-system related cycling injuries (TSRCI) is poor. The aim of this study was to report the spectrum of injuries, demographics and social deprivation status of patients. Secondary aims included assessment of accident circumstances, effects of TSRCI on patients’ confidence cycling, together with time off work and cycling. Methods A retrospective review of patients presenting to emergency services across all hospitals in Edinburgh and West Lothian with tram related injuries between May 2009 and April 2016 was undertaken. Medical records and imagining were analysed and patients were contacted by telephone. Results 191 cyclists (119 males, 72 females) were identified. 63 patients sustained one or more fractures or dislocations. Upper limb fractures/dislocations occurred in 55, lower limb fractures in 8 and facial fractures in 2. Most patients demonstrated low levels of socioeconomic deprivation. In 142 cases, the wheel was caught in tram-tracks, while in 32 it slid on tracks. The latter occurred more commonly in wet conditions (p = 0.028). 151 patients answered detailed questionnaires. Ninety-eight were commuting. 112 patients intended to cross tramlines and 65 accidents occurred at a junction. Eighty patients reported traffic pressures contributed to their accident. 120 stated that their confidence was affected and 24 did not resume cycling. Female gender (p < 0.001) and presence of a fracture/dislocation (p = 0.012) were independent predictors of negative effects on confidence. Patients sustaining a fracture/dislocation spent more time off work (median 5 days vs 1, p < 0.001) and cycling (median 57 days vs 21, p < 0.001). Conclusions TSRCI occur predominantly in young to middle-aged adults with low levels of socioeconomic deprivation, most commonly when bicycle wheels get caught in tram-tracks. They result in various injuries, frequently affecting the upper limb. Traffic pressures are commonly implicated. Most patients report negative effects on confidence and a sizeable minority do not resume cycling. TSRCI can result in significant loss of working and cycling days.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2890-4
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Correction to: Tram system related cycling injuries
    • Authors: J. F. Maempel; S. P. Mackenzie; P. H. C. Stirling; C. McCann; C. W. Oliver; T. O. White
      Pages: 651 - 651
      Abstract: The author would like to correct the errors in the publication of the original article. The corrected details are given below for your reading.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2902-4
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Gradual fibular transfer by ilizarov external fixator in post-traumatic
           and post-infection large tibial bone defects
    • Authors: Mohammed Anter Meselhy; Mohamed Salah Singer; Abdelsamie M. Halawa; Gamal Ahmed Hosny; Adel H. Adawy; Osama M. Essawy
      Pages: 653 - 660
      Abstract: Introduction Several reconstructive procedures have been used in management of large tibial bone defects including bone graft, bone transport (distraction osteogenesis) using various external fixators, and vascularized bone graft. Each of these procedures has its limitations and complications. The study describes gradual medial fibular transfer using Ilizarov external fixators in management of patients with large tibial defect, either following infection or trauma. Patients and methods Between May 2011 and June 2013, 14 patients were prospectively included in the current study. The inclusion criteria were large tibial defect due to trauma or infection with severe soft tissue compromise, and small or poor tibial bone remnants making bone lengthening difficult. Exclusion criteria were patients with vascular or nerve injuries. The average age of the patients was 31.64 (± 6.5) years. Medial fibular transfer was done for all patients using Ilizarov at a rate of 0.5 mm twice daily. Iliac bone graft was used in all patients after the transfer. Results The average segmental bone defect of the tibia was (13.2 ± 2.6), ranging between 8 and 18.6 cm. Union was achieved in all patients with average fixator time was 32.42 (± 4.32) weeks. Average follow-up after removal of the fixator was 40.5 (± 6.9) months. Conclusion Gradual fibular transfer by Ilizarov external fixator is a reliable technique in management of post-traumatic and post-infection large tibial bone defects with good clinical outcome, and with few complications.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2895-z
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Use of fully threaded cannulated screws decreases femoral neck shortening
           after fixation of femoral neck fractures
    • Authors: Yoram A. Weil; Feras Qawasmi; Meir Liebergall; Rami Mosheiff; Amal Khoury
      Pages: 661 - 667
      Abstract: Background Femoral neck fractures (FNF) are becoming increasingly common as population ages. Nondisplaced fractures are commonly treated by cancellous, parallel placed, partially threaded cannulated screws (PTS). This allows controlled fracture impaction. However, sliding implants can lead to femoral neck shortening (FNS) that has been shown to be correlated with reduced quality of life and impaired gait pattern. Recently, in our institution we have changed the fixation of FNF to fully threaded screws (FTS) with or without an additional partially threaded screw in order to minimize this phenomenon. The aim of this study was to compare the FNS in patients treated with FTS as compared with our historical controls treated with PTS. Patients and methods Between 2014 and 2016, 38 patients with FNF were treated with FTS. Out of the 38, 24 were available for radiographic follow-up. 41 patients treated previously with PTS were available as a control group. Radiographic analysis was performed to assess the FNF in three vectors: Horizontal (X), Vertical (Y) and overall (Z) according to the neck-shaft angle. Results Time for admission to surgery was longer in the PTS group (p = 0.04). Patient demographics and major complication rates were similar in the two patient groups. Average FNS in the X axis was significantly smaller in the FTS group than in the PTS group (2.8 ± 3.6 vs 7.6 ± 4.2 mm, p < 0.01) as well as the Y axis (1.2 ± 2.6 vs 4.9 ± 4.2 mm, p < 0.01) and thus also decreased overall Z shortening (2.3 ± 3.5 vs 6.23 ± 4.5 mm, p < 0.01). There was a tendency towards a more valgus reduction in the PTS (137° vs 134°, p = 0.08). There was a significantly smaller number of FTS patients with moderate (5–10 mm) or severe (> 10 mm) FNS. Screw pull-out > 5 mm occurred in 17/41 patients in the PTS but none in the FTS group (p < 0.01). Conclusion This study proves that use of FTS improves the radiographic results following FNF fixation using cannulated screws.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2896-y
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • A Reverse Judet approach to the scapula
    • Authors: Ruben Manohara; V. Prem Kumar
      Pages: 669 - 673
      Abstract: Fractures of the scapular body that extend to involve the neck and glenoid articular surface with a large gap pose a significant problem for surgical exposure. Several surgical approaches for scapula fixation have been described, but all give limited exposure to the entire scapular body, neck and articular surface. Here, we describe our ‘Reverse Judet’ technique, with cadaveric dissections and discuss a clinical case. We believe this approach gives a wide exposure of the infraspinous scapular body, neck and glenoid articular surface while keeping away from vital neural structures.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2897-x
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Intra-ligamentary autologous conditioned plasma and healing response to
           treat partial ACL ruptures
    • Authors: Matthias Koch; Berardo Di Matteo; Jürgen Eichhorn; Johannes Zellner; Felix Mayr; Werner Krutsch; Leonard Achenbach; Rebecca Woehl; Michael Nerlich; Peter Angele
      Pages: 675 - 683
      Abstract: Introduction Conservative treatment of partial ACL ruptures is associated with a high failure rate, and often patients undergo ACL reconstruction. ACL preservation by trephination of the ACL origin and application of Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) seems to be an intriguing new treatment option to favour ACL tissue healing and avoid traditional reconstruction. The aim of this study was to describe the mid-term outcomes of this new ACL preserving technique. Materials and methods Twenty-four patients (mean age 41.8 years) affected by partial rupture of one or both ACL bundles were included in the present trial. The partial ACL tears were arthroscopically assessed and classified according to a new five step grading system. All patients were treated by trephination of the femoral ACL stump and intra-ligamentary application of ACP. The postoperative outcome was evaluated by both subjective scores and stability testing up to a mean of 25.1 months’ follow-up. Adverse events and failure rate were also documented. Results Clinical outcome was good to excellent with IKDC subjective 82.7 (SD 11.8), Lysholm 87.6 (SD 8.1), Tegner 5.3 (SD 2.1), Cincinnati 88.7 (SD 14.8). The failure rate (i.e. persisting knee instability assessed clinically or by rolimeter) was 12.5%. At objective measurements, knee joints showed a firm endpoint in Lachman test, negative pivot shift phenomenon and a significant reduction in AP-laxity compared to pre-operative status by rolimeter testing (p = 0.002). Return to sport practice was achieved after mean 4.8 months (SD 4.1). Conclusions ACL stump trephination and concomitant intra-ligamentary application of ACP revealed promising results at mid-term follow-up to treat partial ACL lesions.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2885-1
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Correction to: Intra-ligamentary autologous conditioned plasma and healing
           response to treat partial ACL ruptures
    • Authors: Matthias Koch; Berardo Di Matteo; Jürgen Eichhorn; Johannes Zellner; Felix Mayr; Werner Krutsch; Leonard Achenbach; Rebecca Woehl; Michael Nerlich; Peter Angele
      Pages: 685 - 685
      Abstract: With regards to Berardo Di Matteo, second author. The author’s name is incorrectly listed on Pub-Med. The first and last name have been mixed up.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2903-3
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Novel pathomorphologic classification of capsulo-articular lesions of the
           pubic symphysis in athletes to predict treatment and outcome
    • Authors: Sascha Hopp; Ishaq Ojodu; Atul Jain; Tobias Fritz; Tim Pohlemann; Jens Kelm
      Pages: 687 - 697
      Abstract: Introduction Radiographic abnormalities of the symphysis as well as the formation of accessory clefts, indicating injury at the rectus-adductor aponeurosis, reportedly relate to longstanding groin pain in athletes. However, yet, no systematic classification for clinical and scientific purposes exists. We aimed to (1) create a radiographic classification based on symphysography; (2) test intra- and interobserver reliability; (3) characterise clinical significance of the morphologic patterns by evaluating success of injection therapy. Patients and methods We retrospectively reviewed symphysography, AP radiographs, and MRI of the pelvis from 70 consecutive competitive athletes, with chronic groin pain. Symphysographs were evaluated for intra- and interobserver variance using cohen’s kappa statistics. Morphologic studies of the different contrast distribution patterns and their clinical and radiological correlation with symptom relief were investigated. All patients were followed up to evaluate immediate and long-term response to the initial therapeutic injection with steroid. Results Four reproducible symphysographic patterns were identified: type 0, no changes; type 1, symphyseal disk degeneration; types 2a with unilateral clefts, bilateral clefts (2b), suprapubic clefts (2c); and type 3, with expanded or multidirectional clefts. Analysis revealed excellent intra (0.94)—and interobserver (0.90) reliability. Our findings showed that 78.6% of our patients had significant short-term improvement enabling early resumption of physiotherapy, only in types 1 and 2 (p = 0.001), while type 0 and 3 did not respond. At follow-up, only 21.8% had permanent pain relief. Regarding the detection of pathologic clefts with symphysography, sensitivity (88%) and specifity (77%) were superior to that of MRI. Conclusions A reproducible symphysography-based classification of distinct morphologic patterns is proposed. It serves as a predictive tool for response to injection therapy in a select group of pathologic lesions. Complete recovery after injection can only be expected in a lesser percentage, as this might indicate surgical treatment for long-term non-responders.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2893-1
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Diagnosis of glenoid labral tears using 3-tesla MRI vs. 3-tesla MRA: a
           systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Authors: Adil Ajuied; Ciaran P. McGarvey; Ziad Harb; Christian C. Smith; Russell P. Houghton; Steven A. Corbett
      Pages: 699 - 709
      Abstract: Background Various protocols exist for magnetic resonance arthrogram (MRA) of the shoulder, including 3D isotropic scanning and positioning in neutral (2D neutral MRA), or abduction-external-rotation (ABER). Hypothesis MRA does not improve diagnostic accuracy for labral tears when compared to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed using 3-Tesla (3T) magnets. Method Systematic review of the Cochrane, MEDLINE, and PubMed databases according to PRISMA guidelines. Included studies compared 3T MRI or 3T MRA (index tests) to arthroscopic findings (reference test). Methodological appraisal performed using QUADAS-2. Pooled sensitivity and specificity were calculated. Results Ten studies including 929 patients were included. Index test bias and applicability were a concern in the majority of studies. The use of arthroscopy as the reference test raised concern of verification bias in all studies. For anterior labral lesions, 3T MRI was less sensitive (0.83 vs. 0.87 p = 0.083) than 3T 2D neutral MRA. Compared to 3T 2D neutral MRA, both 3T 3D Isotropic MRA and 3T ABER MRA significantly improved sensitivity (0.87 vs. 0.95 vs. 0.94). For SLAP lesions, 3T 2D neutral MRA was of similar sensitivity to 3T MRI (0.84 vs. 0.83, p = 0.575), but less specific (0.99 vs. 0.92 p < 0.0001). For posterior labral lesions, 3T 2D neutral MRA had greater sensitivity than 3T 3D Isotropic MRA and 3T MRI (0.90 vs. 0.83 vs. 0.83). Conclusions At 3-T, MRA improved sensitivity for diagnosis of anterior and posterior labral lesions, but reduced specificity in diagnosis of SLAP tears. 3T MRA with ABER positioning further improved sensitivity in diagnosis of anterior labral tears. Level of evidence IV.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2894-0
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Normalized gait analysis parameters are closely related to
           patient-reported outcome measures after total knee arthroplasty
    • Authors: Julia Kirschberg; Szymon Goralski; Frank Layher; Klaus Sander; Georg Matziolis
      Pages: 711 - 717
      Abstract: Up till now, only a weak connection could be shown between patient-related outcome measures (PROMs) and measurements obtained by gait analysis (e.g. speed, step length, cadence, ground reaction force, joint moments and ranges of motion) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This may result from the methodical problem that regression analyses are performed using data that are not normalized against a healthy population. It does appear reasonable to assume that patients presenting a physiological gait pattern are content with their joint. The more the gait parameters differ from a normal gait pattern the worse the clinical outcome measured by PROMs should be expected to be. In this retrospective study, 40 patients were enrolled who had received a gait analysis after TKA, and whose PROMs had been evaluated. A gender- and age-matched control group was formed out of a group of test persons who had already undergone gait analysis. Gait analysis was undertaken using the motion analysis system 3D Vicon with ten infrared cameras and three strength measuring force plates. The physiological gait analysis parameters were deduced from arithmetic mean values taken from all control patients. The deviances of the operated patients’ gait analysis parameters from the arithmetic mean values were squared. From these values, the Pearson correlation coefficients for different PROMs were then calculated, and regression analyses were performed to elucidate the correlation between the different PROMs and gait parameters. In the regression analysis, the normalized cadence, relative gait speed of the non-operated side, and range of the relative knee moment of the operated side could be identified as factors which influence the Forgotten Joint Score (FJS-12). The explanation model showed an increase of the FJS-12 with minimisation of these normalized values corresponding to an approximation of the gait pattern seen in the healthy control group. The connection was strong, having a correlation coefficient of 0.708. A physiological gait pattern after TKA results in better PROMs, especially the FJS-12, than a non-physiological gait pattern does.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2891-3
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Ten-year survival and patient-reported outcomes of a medial
           unicompartmental knee arthroplasty incorporating an all-polyethylene
           tibial component
    • Authors: Chloe E. H. Scott; Frazer A. Wade; Deborah MacDonald; Richard W. Nutton
      Pages: 719 - 729
      Abstract: Introduction Biomechanical studies have suggested that proximal tibial strain is elevated in UKAs incorporating all-polyethylene tibial components with concern that this leads to premature failure. This study reports minimum 10-year outcomes for a UKA incorporating an all-polyethylene tibial component to determine whether these concerns were realised. Materials and methods 109 fixed bearing UKAs (97 patients, mean age 68 (range 48–87), 54/97 (56%) female) with all-polyethylene tibial components were followed up for ≥ 10 years with Oxford Knee Scores, Forgotten Joint Scores and Kaplan–Meier analysis. 106/109 implants were 7 mm, 3 were 9.5 mm. Results Ten-year survival was 85.5% (78.6–92.4 95% CI) with the end-point failure for any reason. Unexplained pain was the commonest mode of failure (6/17) followed by lateral compartment osteoarthritis (5/17) and tibial subsidence/loosening (4/17). Revision rate was highest at 2–5 years due to revisions for unexplained pain. Ten-year survival was worse in patients < 65 years old (p = 0.035), in those with BMI > 30 (p = 0.017) and in those with postoperative increases in medial tibial sclerosis (p < 0.001 log-rank). Implant malalignment was not significantly associated with failure. Radioisotope bone scans in 16 patients all remained “hot” at mean 6.1 years (range 2.1–11.5). Relative risk of failure in patients < 65 years was 2.9 (1.2–7.0 95% CI) and when BMI > 30 was 2.9 (1.2–6.9 95% CI). In those with intact UKAs at 10 years, mean Oxford Knee Score was 34.8 ± 10.7, Forgotten Joint Score was 37.9 ± 26.7 and 96% were satisfied with their knee. Conclusion The high rate of early failure between 2 and 5 years in this all-polyethylene tibial component UKA did not persist in the long term. Though medial proximal tibial metabolic changes appear to persist they are not necessarily symptomatic. BMI > 30 and age < 65 years were significant risk factors for revision.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2908-y
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Results after arthroscopic treatment of central traumatic lesions of the
           triangular fibrocartilage complex
    • Authors: A. Arsalan-Werner; L. Grüter; I. M. Mehling; W. Moll; O. Wölfle; M. Sauerbier
      Pages: 731 - 737
      Abstract: Introduction Injuries of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) are of high clinical relevance; however, the clinical evidence for treatment is poor and long-term results are rarely published. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of symptomatic central traumatic lesions of the TFCC (Palmer 1A) following arthroscopic debridement. Materials and methods Between 2007 and 2013, 87 patients were arthroscopically diagnosed with Palmer 1A lesion and accordingly treated with debridement. Follow-up was available for 43 patients. Activities of daily living (ADLs) were measured with the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire. Pain perception was evaluated with visual analogue scale (VAS 0–10). Grip strength and wrist motion were assessed with conventional techniques using a Jamar dynamometer and a goniometer. Patient satisfaction was assessed using a questionnaire at follow-up. Results Mean follow-up was 42.5 months (range 5–70). The mean age of the patients (22 male and 21 female) at time of surgery was 41 ± 15.9 years. No major complication occurred during surgery and follow-up. The DASH score (preoperatively 49.8 ± 19.3 vs. postoperatively 14.1 ± 17.9, p < 0.05) and pain perception (VAS: preoperatively 7.2 ± 2.0 vs. postoperatively 1.4 ± 1.6, p < 0.05) improved significantly. Grip strength was satisfactory after surgery (19.6 ± 13.1). Ulnar deviation improved significantly from 29.3 ± 10.4° to 35.6 ± 8.3° (p < 0.05) and wrist flexion improved from 53.8 ± 18.9° to 67.4 ± 12.9° (p < 0.05). Wrist extension, radial deviation, pronation and supination did not change significantly after surgery. Improved symptoms were reported by 41/43 (95.3%) patients and 40/43 (93%) patients would have had the same procedure again knowing the final outcome. Six of 43 patients (15%) had an ulnar plus variance. None of these needed ulnar shortening. Conclusions Central traumatic TFCC lesions can safely be treated by arthroscopic debridement. We showed a sustained pain relief with significantly improved quality of life (DASH score) and wrist motion at follow-up. This resulted in a high patient satisfaction and acceptance of the procedure. Type of study/level of evidence Therapeutic, level IV.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2910-4
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Hypothenar hammer syndrome: caused by a muscle anomaly' A case report
           with review of the literature
    • Authors: Lea Estermann; Pascal Ducommun; Isabelle Steurer-Dober; Urs Hug
      Pages: 739 - 742
      Abstract: The hypothenar hammer syndrome (HHS) is a rare entity of secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon. The blunt hypothenar trauma causes a lesion of the vessel wall with a consecutive thrombosis or aneurysm of the ulnar artery at the Guyon’s canal. Different risk factors are discussed such as nicotine abuse, or a muscle anomaly in the Guyon’s canal. To date, there are five case reports published about muscle anomalies and HHS. We present a case of a 51-year-old shipbuilder with a unilateral HHS on his right dominant hand with a bilateral muscle anomaly. We successfully treated the patient by resection of the aneurysm without a resection of the atypical muscle.
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2913-1
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Letter to the Editor concerning pain catastrophizing as a predictor for
           postoperative pain and opiate consumption in total joint arthroplasty
           patients. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 ;137:1623–1629
    • Authors: Mark C. Kendall; Lucas J. Castro Alves
      Pages: 743 - 743
      PubDate: 2018-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s00402-018-2914-0
      Issue No: Vol. 138, No. 5 (2018)
       
 
 
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