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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 ...
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 ...
Lui T H TH Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, 9 Po Kin Road, Sheung Shui, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China. - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Kim J-Young JY Foot & Ankle Center, Orthopedic Surgery, Heymin General Hospital, 627-3 Jayang Dong, Gwangjingu, Seoul, Korea. - - 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 ...
Zhao Chunfeng C Division of Orthopedic Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 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 ...
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 ...
Embrey David G - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether functional electrical stimulation (FES) timed to activate the dorsiflexors and plantar flexors during gait improves the walking of adults with hemiplegia. DESIGN: Randomized crossover trial. SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with hemiplegia (N=28) with a mean age +/- SD of 60+/-10.9 years and 4.9+/-3.8 years ...
de Morais Filho Mauro César - - 2010
To investigate the effect of earlier triceps surae (TS) surgical lengthening at knee kinematics in the stance phase in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). One thousand and thirty-nine participants from an eligible total of 1750 children with CP were referred to gait analysis laboratory from January 2000 to April 2007. ...
Shah Anup Ajit - - 2010
PURPOSE: This study was performed to determine the failure rate of patients undergoing primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with an Achilles tendon allograft by a single surgeon with the same surgical technique, graft fixation, and postoperative rehabilitation. The Achilles tendon allograft was obtained from a single source. METHODS: Of ...
Schöffl Volker - - 2010
Injuries to the flexor tendons and flexor tendon pulleys are frequently reported in rock climbers. Osteoarthritic changes with bone spurs are also well known. We report on the less commonly described extensor tendon irritation caused by such osteophytes. Thirteen high-level rock climbers (12 men, 1 woman; average age 33.8 years ...
De Zordo T - - 2011
To analyze the effectiveness and complication rate of ultrasound (US)-guided perforation and lavage using a two-needle technique with 16 - 18 G needles in the treatment of patients with calcific tendinopathy in the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee by radiological and clinical follow-up. A retrospective chart review was performed and ...
Jockel Christopher R - - 2010
HYPOTHESIS: Is the presentation and outcome of surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon tears different in women than men? MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1999 to 2008, 15 cases of distal biceps tendon tears in 13 female patients were treated surgically at a single institution. Mean age was 63 years (range, ...
Rath Santosh - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Immobilization after tendon transfers has been the conventional postoperative management. Several recent studies suggest early mobilization does not increase tendon pullout. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: To confirm those studies we determined whether when compared with immobilization early active mobilization after a tendon transfer for foot-drop correction would (1) have a similar low ...
Bunata Robert E - - 2010
PURPOSE: This retrospective study documents the results of primary enlargement of tendon sheath pulleys by incision and extensor retinaculum graft repair during flexor tendon repairs in zone 2 in 9 fingers. METHODS: The entire A2 or A4 pulley was enlarged by complete incision and repaired with an interposed extensor retinaculum ...
Kayurapan Agawit - - 2010
PURPOSE: To compare the length and strength of fascia latae after gamma sterilisation and different durations of deep-freezing. METHODS: 50 pieces of fresh porcine fascia latae were randomly divided into 5 groups. Group 1 acted as controls, which were not gamma irradiated and deep-frozen. In groups 2 to 4, fascia ...
Uzümcügil Onat - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the central (transpatellar tendon) portal technique for the treatment of isolated medial bucket-handle type meniscal tears with the arthroscopic menisectomy procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, fifty patients with isolated medial bucket-handle type meniscal tears were evaluated. ...
Suleiman Yusuf M - - 2010
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of topical prednisolone acetate 1% and topical ketorolac tromethamine 0.5% in the maintenance of pupillary mydriasis during cataract surgery. Fifty patients were enrolled in this prospective, partially masked and randomised study. They were assigned to receive topical treatment ...
Nilsson Anders - - 2010
The Artelon CMC spacer is designed for surgical treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) in the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb (CMC-I). Good results using this degradable device were previously presented in a pilot study. We now present results from a larger randomized, controlled, multicenter study. 109 patients (94 females) with a ...
Cooper Daniel E - - 2010
BACKGROUND: No case series of isolated complete rupture of the distal semitendinosus tendon have been reported previously. PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to increase awareness and report the authors' treatment experience, particularly the less than favorable results of nonoperative initial treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: ...
Charousset Christophe - - 2010
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess tendon healing and clinical results of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) repaired arthroscopically in patients aged 65 years or older. METHODS: Between January 2001 and December 2004, 88 patients with a mean age of 70 years (range, 65 to 85 years) had ...
Khanna Puja P PP Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. - - 2010
To characterize the baseline tendon friction rubs (TFRs) in early dcSSc and to evaluate the association of change in TFR over 6 and 12 months with changes in modified Rodnan skin score (MRSS) and HAQ-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) over 12 and 24 months, respectively. We analysed data from the d-Pen study, ...
Sarrafian Tiffany L - - 2010
The primary goal of this study was to evaluate a cross-linked acellular porcine dermal patch (APD), as well as platelet-rich plasma fibrin matrix (PRPFM), for repair of acute Achilles tendon rupture in a sheep model. The 2 surgically transected tendon ends were reapproximated in groups 1 and 2, whereas a ...
Anderson G A - - 2010
Inability to actively supinate the forearm makes common activities of daily living and certain vocational activities awkward or impossible to perform. A total of 11 patients with deficient supination of the arm underwent transfer of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris to the split tendon of brachioradialis with its bony ...
Konerding Moritz A - - 2010
Acute Achilles tendon (AT) rupture is a common injury with a comparatively high complication rate. Presently, surgical treatments compete with nonoperative treatment modalities. The aim of this study was to elucidate the possible beneficial effects of short-term combinatory application of growth factors on tendon healing during operative or conservative treatment. ...
Rapley Jay H JH Plano Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Spine Center, Plano, TX, - - 2010
This study evaluated an acellular dermal matrix allograft augmentation for chronic mid-substance peroneous longus and brevis tendon tears. The hypothesis was that acellular dermal matrix allograft augmentation of chronic longitudinal mid-substance or complete tears of both peroneal tendons provides sufficient initial strength to allow a rapid rehabilitation program. A consecutive ...
Robinson M A - - 2010
Cross-sectional study. To quantify three-dimensional (3D) reachable workspace in different groups of tetraplegic participants and to assess their reaching performance within this workspace. Northwest Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, UK. The 3D reachable workspace of three groups of tetraplegics (NON-OP, operated group (OP) and tetraplegic control group (CON(Tetraplegic)) with varying levels ...
Gaber Tarek A-Z K - - 2010
Proximal muscle weakness is a common association of muscular dystrophies. Knees and hip extensor weakness limit the patients' ability to counteract flexor knee joints' moments. Therefore, patients try to toe walk to move the ground reaction force (GRF) anteriorly to help to stabilise the knee. We report a case of ...
Aiyegbusi A I - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing intrasound therapy are often concurrently on NSAIDs. The effect of varied intensities of intrasound therapy with NSAIDs on tendon healing is yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the effects of a concurrent admistration of low and high intensity intrasound therapy (LIRT&HIRT) with indomethacin (Indocid) on ...
Zwerver Johannes - - 2010
Patellar tendinopathy is a common overuse injury for which no evidence-based treatment guidelines exist. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) seems to be an effective treatment for patellar tendinopathy but the most beneficial treatment strategies still need to be ascertained. Aim of this pilot study was to investigate if patient guided ...
Yildirim Azad - - 2010
The hands and wrists are very important for performing the activities of daily life independently. The spaghetti wrist may involve major nerves and arteries, as well as the wrist and finger flexors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rehabilitation results of postoperative early mobilization in patients with ...
Wieder Devorah R - - 2010
The contraceptive vaginal ring is a novel contraceptive method that offers unique advantages. Intravaginal delivery of both estrogen and progesterone allows continuous release of medication, resulting in lower systemic levels. The use of long-term combined hormonal contraception enables improved cycle control compared with progesterone-only methods. The indications and usage of ...
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