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Saxena Amol - - 2011
Return to activity (RTA) following Achilles tendon surgery assessment criteria has not been generally adopted. A well-defined postsurgical rehabilitation regimen with 3 distinct criteria, yet easy to measure, can be used to assess the ability of patients undergoing Achilles tendon surgery to return to activity. We studied whether if patients ...
Konstan Michael W - - 2011
A light-porous-particle, dry-powder formulation of tobramycin was developed, using PulmoSphere® technology, to improve airway delivery efficiency, substantially reduce delivery time, and improve patient convenience and satisfaction. We evaluated the safety, efficacy and convenience of tobramycin inhalation powder (TIP™) versus tobramycin inhalation solution (TIS, TOBI®) for treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in ...
Kotkansalo T - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term functional results of microvascular toe-to-thumb reconstruction after trauma. Forty-one patients meeting the inclusion criteria were available for a clinical follow-up study. The function of the hand was assessed with questionnaires as well as with modified Tamai and Sollerman hand function ...
Hsu Andrew R - - 2011
There are significant differences in incidence of cosmetic deformity and load to tendon failure between biceps tenotomy versus tenodesis for the treatment of long head of the biceps brachii (LHB) tendon lesions which are supported by the evidence-based strengths and weaknesses of each procedure in the literature. PubMed, Embase, and ...
Schepull Thorsten - - 2011
Animal studies have shown that local application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stimulates tendon repair. Preliminary results from a retrospective case series have shown faster return to sports. Autologous PRP stimulates healing of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Study Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2. Thirty patients were recruited consecutively. During ...
Al-Qattan M M - - 2011
Over an eight-year period, the author has treated five males (mean age of 31 years) with clean-cut zone 2 lacerations of both flexor tendons of all fingers using the same surgical technique (profundus only repair using three 'figure of eight' core sutures and proximal venting of the pulley system) and ...
Patterson J Megan M - - 2010
The transfer of flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) to extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) (the Green transfer) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) is a surgical option frequently used to address the typical wrist flexion deformity that is often present in these patients. We hypothesize that late deformities may occur when ...
Corrado Michael L - - 2010
Treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) requires therapy that is effective against a range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including resistant pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Equally important is the need to provide therapy that is safe and well tolerated. Ceftaroline fosamil is a new-generation, parenteral ...
Housner Jeffrey A - - 2010
To report the retrospective results of ultrasound-guided needle fenestration for the treatment of recalcitrant patellar tendinopathy. Retrospective follow-up study. University outpatient sports medicine clinic. Forty-seven patellar tendons in 32 patients (26 men and 6 women; mean age, 26 years) with recalcitrant patellar tendinopathy. Diagnosis made via history, physical examination, and ...
Willits Kevin - - 2010
To date, studies directly comparing the rerupture rate in patients with an Achilles tendon rupture who are treated with surgical repair with the rate in patients treated nonoperatively have been inconclusive but the pooled relative risk of rerupture favored surgical repair. In all but one study, the limb was immobilized ...
Dabas V - - 2011
We assessed the effect of an early transfer of pronator teres to extensor carpi radialis brevis on hand function in patients with high radial nerve paralysis. Power grip and precision grip were measured preoperatively and postoperatively using a dynamometer. Fifteen patients were operated on, of which ten could be assessed ...
Thomopoulos Stavros - - 2010
Studies have demonstrated that flexor tendon repair strength fails to increase in the first three weeks following suturing of the tendon, a finding that correlates closely with the timing of many clinical failures. The application of growth factors holds promise for improving the tendon-repair response and obviating failure in the ...
Cacchio Angelo - - 2011
Chronic proximal hamstring tendinopathy is an overuse syndrome that is usually managed by nonoperative methods. Shockwave therapy has proved to be effective in many tendinopathies. Shockwave therapy may be more effective than other nonoperative treatments for chronic proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Randomized controlled clinical study; Level of evidence, 1. Forty professional ...
Christman Catherine - - 2011
Background Current neonatal guidelines endorse both the two-thumb and the two-finger techniques for performing chest compressions. It remains unclear whether one method is superior to the other in achieving consistent depth. Objective To compare the compression depth, variability, rate and finger placement of the two-thumb and two-finger techniques using a ...
Malizos Konstantinos N - - 2010
Thirty-four patients with spastic upper extremity secondary to cerebral palsy underwent operative treatment with bony and soft tissue procedures including osteotomies, capsulotomies tendon transfers, lengthening and releases. The follow-up ranged from 24 months to 9 years with a mean of 52 months. For the evaluation of the surgical outcome patients ...
- - 2010
In the article Adjustable superior oblique tendon spacer with application of nonabsorbable suture for treatment of isolated inferior oblique paresis by Masoud A. Fard et al, published in Eur J Ophthalmol 2010; 20: 659-663, the paragraph RESULTS of the Abstract (page 659) reported a wrong value: The mean duration of ...
Tauber Mark - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer is a well-established method for the treatment of massive irreparable posterosuperior defects of the rotator cuff. Subsequent rupture of the transferred tendon may contribute to the rate of failure of the index procedure. We hypothesized that modification of our technique of tendon harvesting would lead ...
Carda S - - 2010
This study assessed if transfer of the extensor hallucis longus is a valid alternative treatment to split transfer of the tibialis anterior tendon in adult hemiplegic patients without overactivity of the tibialis anterior. One group of 15 patients had overactivity of tibialis anterior in the swing phase, and underwent the ...
Hall Barbara - - 2010
This pilot study compared the effectiveness of 3 postoperative rehabilitation protocols for patients with Zones V and VI extensor tendon lacerations. Twenty-seven patients were recruited from 3 sites and randomly assigned to 1 of 3 established treatment protocols: immobilization, early passive motion (EPM), and early active motion (EAM). Outcome measures ...
Arsiwala Shehnaz Z - - 2010
Correction of nasolabial creases through minimally invasive procedures is increasingly being sought by patients. Injecting non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid filler is a highly effective method to achieve an optimal and persistent cosmetic result To evaluate the efficacy, persistence and safety of Restylane and Perlane (Q-Med, Sweden) for correction of nasolabial ...
Al-Qattan Mohammad M - - 2011
There is a paucity of the literature on the outcome of zone III flexor tendon injuries. In this paper, we report on the results of zone III flexor tendon repair in 35 consecutive adult patients with clean cut lacerations of both flexor tendons in 42 fingers. There were 25 men ...
Sierakowski A - - 2011
This paper presents outcomes after 13, 4, and 3½ years in three digital amputees treated with osseointegrated prostheses. One had prosthetic replacement of the index and middle fingers at the PIP level. The second had four fingers replaced at the PIP level, but only three prostheses were retained. The third ...
Nilsson-Helander Katarina - - 2010
There is no consensus regarding the optimal treatment for patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture. Few randomized controlled studies have compared outcomes after surgical or nonsurgical treatment with both groups receiving early mobilization. This study was undertaken to compare outcomes of patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture treated with or ...
Chiodo Christopher P - - 2010
This clinical practice guideline is based on a series of systematic reviews of published studies in the available literature on the diagnosis and treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. None of the 16 recommendations made by the work group was graded as strong; most are graded inconclusive; four are graded ...
Wood Viviane T - - 2010
The treatment of calcaneal tendon injuries requires long-term rehabilitation. Ultrasound (US) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) are the most used and studied physical agents in the treatment of tendon injuries; however, only a few studies examined the effects of the combination of US and LLLT. Therefore, the purpose of this ...
Muramatsu Keiichi - - 2010
Complications after the harvesting of vascularized fibula grafts are rare. Here we present our results on patients who developed claw deformity of the great and lesser toes. We discuss the etiology of claw toe deformity and the surgical correction of this condition. Seven patients developed claw toe deformity in the ...
Ng Gabriel Y F - - 2011
In exploring the effects of therapeutic ultrasound (US) and microamperage stimulation (MAS) on the biomechanical performance of repairing Achilles tendon in rats, 35 Sprague-Dawley rats receiving surgically induced injury to their right medial Achilles tendon were studied. The rats were divided into four groups of low-dose US (group 1, n ...
Schepull T - - 2012
Non-operative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures is associated with an increased risk of rerupture. We hypothesized that this is due to inferior mechanical properties during an early phase of healing, and performed a randomized trial, using a new method to measure the mechanical properties. Tantalum markers were inserted in the ...
van Sterkenburg Maayke N - - 2010
Local injections of the sclerosing substance polidocanol (Ethoxysclerol) have shown good clinical results in patients with chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy. After training by the inventors of the technique, sclerosing Ethoxysclerol injections were applied on a group of patients in our center. Sclerosing Ethoxysclerol injections will yield good results in the ...
Deltombe Thierry - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term efficacy of selective tibial neurotomy in the treatment of spastic equinovarus foot in hemiplegic patients. DESIGN: Intervention study (before-after trial) with an observational design and 2-year follow-up. SETTING: Spasticity group in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Hemiplegic patients (N=30) with spastic equinovarus foot. INTERVENTION: A selective ...
Terzis Julia K - - 2010
Impaired eyelid function in facial paralysis patients is a serious disability that can even threaten vision. Eye reanimation techniques and specifically blink restoration reinstates the cornea's protective mechanism and recovers a more natural appearance and eye function. Both dynamic and static procedures have been used to augment eye closure, but ...
Fard Masoud A - - 2010
To evaluate and report the outcomes of a superior oblique tendon spacer procedure using nonabsorbable adjustable sutures in patients with inferior oblique (10) paresis. This interventional case series included 6 eyes of 6 patients with 10 paresis. All met Bielschowsky/Parks Three-step Test criteria to identify an isolated 10 paresis. In ...
Lui T H - - 2010
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the modified plantar plate tenodesis for correction of claw toe deformity. Modified plantar plate tenodesis was performed in ten fresh frozen cadaveric feet with claw toe deformity of the second toe. The plantar plate of the second ...
Cong Haibo - - 2010
In this report, we present a case of successful replantation of 10-digit complete amputation and results of postoperative rehabilitation in 7 years follow-up. The rehabilitation program included psychotherapy, physical therapy, sensory re-education, and measurements. At the 7 years postoperatively, the static two-point discriminations of replanted digits ranged from 4 to ...
Grangeon Murielle - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of a postsurgical motor imagery program in the rehabilitation of a patient with quadriplegia. DESIGN: Crossover design with kinematic analysis. SETTING: Rehabilitation Hospital of Lyon. Study approved by the local Human Research Ethics Committee. PARTICIPANTS: C6-level injured patient (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade ...
Elguindy Ahmed - - 2011
We present a case of chronic disruption of the patellar tendon in a patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. This patient was treated with a customized extensor mechanism allograft. Results were excellent at 5years follow up. To our knowledge this treatment has not previously been published in this situation. We present this ...
Tomihara Tomohiro - - 2010
For peroneal tendon dislocation, various surgical procedures have been described. Das De et al. reported good clinical results using retinaculum repair. However, their reports are limited to case series. We have simplified the Das De procedure since 1996. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical outcomes of ...
Barros Rogério Meira - - 2010
Through an experimental biomechanical study on rabbits, tendon reinsertion by means of trans-osseous suture on a spongy bone bed and suture anchor were evaluated comparatively at different phases of healing. Twenty-four New Zealand White rabbits were used: 2 as pilots, 4 as the control group, and 18 as the experimental ...
Gaweda K - - 2010
Non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy commonly impedes the functioning of active persons. Treatment methods vary, as do their results. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy treatment with autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Autologous PRP was injected into the affected Achilles tendon of 14 prospectively selected ...
Kim J-Young - - 2010
In diabetics, although heel ulcers occurring after Achilles tendon lengthening for managing forefoot ulcers are rare, they are a very troublesome complication. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of FHL tendon transfer for management of a plantar heel ulcer as a sequelae of insufficiency of the ...
Mangat Karanjit Singh - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The Ponseti technique is well established in the management of clubfoot deformity, and an Achilles tenotomy is frequently performed to facilitate dorsiflexion of the foot. This report describes the ultrasonographic phases of healing of the tendon gap created by the Achilles tenotomy and how the healing varies, if at ...
Geaney Lauren E - - 2010
The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients selecting nonoperative treatment for distal biceps tendon ruptures to provide information to patients and caregivers to consider in decision making. Five men conservatively treated for distal biceps tendon rupture between November 2002 and December 2006 were compared to ...
Oberlin C - - 2010
Restoration of grip function was achieved through transfer of the recovered biceps tendon to the long digital flexors using a fascia lata graft in seven patients with complete brachial plexus palsy. Initial nerve repair was followed by biceps transfer with stabilising wrist and hand fusions. The biceps recovered to Medical ...
Georg Rindermann - - 2010
This case report describes the intralesional application of autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) in seven horses as treatment of severe tendinitis of the superficial digital flexor tendon, deep digital flexor tendon, or desmitis of the inferior check ligament. Follow-up data of the horses revealed a positive outcome in 10 to 13 ...
Zhao Chunfeng - - 2010
Tendon surface modification with a synthetic biopolymer, carbodiimide-derivatized hyaluronic acid and gelatin with the addition of lubricin (CHL), has been shown to reduce gliding resistance after tendon repair in an in vitro model. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether CHL would reduce adhesion formation and improve digital ...
Thakur Loveleen - - 2010
There is ambiguity about the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in inguinal mesh hernioplasty. We have tried to assess the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in this procedure. A randomized double blind placebo controlled study was conducted which included 55 patients who underwent an inguinal mesh hernioplasty over a 2 year period. ...
Lyras D N - - 2010
It is well established that growth factors play a critical role in the healing process of connective tissues. To our knowledge, there are no studies in literature concerning the influence of PRP on growth factors expression. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a single application ...
Oberlin C - - 2010
Restoration of grip function was achieved through transfer of the recovered biceps tendon to the long digital flexors using a fascia lata graft in seven patients with complete brachial plexus palsy. Initial nerve repair was followed by biceps transfer with stabilising wrist and hand fusions. The biceps recovered to Medical ...
Voigt Christine - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The suture-bridging technique is a new arthroscopic technique to repair rotator cuff tears. Biomechanical advantages compared with double-row fixations have been described. HYPOTHESIS: The authors hypothesized that arthroscopic suture-bridging repair of the supraspinatus tendon would result in a superior clinical outcome and lower retear rates compared with previously published ...
Sconfienza Luca M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our paper was to evaluate by sonoelastography the Achilles tendon of asymptomatic volunteers and of patients referring for chronic overuse-associated pain, also comparing these findings with those obtained with B-mode ultrasound (US). METHODS: This study had local Ethics Committee approval; all patients gave their written informed ...
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