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Vega Jordi - - 2008
This study presents our experience and results in patients with Achilles tendinopathy treated with an endoscopic technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight patients with chronic tendinopathy of the Achilles underwent endoscopic treatment. A distal portal is created 2 cm proximal of the lateral margin of the tendon insertion. A slotted cannula ...
Heijnen I C M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Spastic hemiplegia is a common feature after stroke, which can result in a clenched fist deformity with secondary hygienic problems and pain. Operative treatment can improve these problems, although literature about its long-term effects is lacking. PURPOSE: To determine whether Superficialis-to-Profundus tendon (StP-) transfer procedure leads to permanent improvement ...
Chan Otto - - 2008
PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of high volume image guided injections (HVIGI) for chronic Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS: We included in the study 30 consecutive patients (mean age 37.2 years, range 24 - 58 years) with Achilles tendinopathy for a mean of 35.8 months (range 2 - 276 months) who had ...
Paciorkowski Alex R - - 2008
Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no effective treatment other than supportive therapy. Recently, the oral medication miglustat has been offered as a possible therapy aimed at reducing pathological substrate accumulation. This article describes the use of computerized three-dimensional motion analysis to ...
Yen C H - - 2008
Between 2005 and 2006, ten patients with flexor digitorum profundus zone II injuries were included. The mean age was 41 (19-84) years. One thumb, two index, four middle, one ring and two little fingers were injured. Repair method comprised four-strand core suture and 6-0 circumferential sutures. Post-operative rehabilitation included immediate ...
Rompe Jan D - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management of chronic tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon insertion has been poorly studied. With the recently demonstrated effectiveness of eccentric loading and of repetitive low-energy shock wave therapy in patients with midsubstance Achilles tendinopathy, the aim of the present randomized, controlled trial was to verify the effectiveness of ...
Hyrkas Jukka - - 2008
We report how scapholunate (SL) lesions found during arthroscopy were treated using a new palmar operation based on the use of a tendon loop formed using the palmaris longus tendon, with promising preliminary results. Scapholunate instability induced by hyperextension injury was diagnosed and graded arthroscopically. Volar capsuloplasty was then done ...
Gigante A - - 2008
There is no agreement on the ideal type of surgical management for Achilles tendon rupture. The present randomized prospective study was performed to compare outcome data of open and percutaneous repair in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. Forty consecutive patients with acute rupture of Achilles tendon were recruited. Patients ...
Aärimaa V - - 2008
Patellar instability is a multifactorial disorder. Patella alta is strongly associated with patellar instability. We hypothesize that procedures of the patellar tendon such as medialization may shorten the patellar tendon. In this retrospective study, 41 patients with patellar instability were treated operatively with a patellar tendon medialization procedure. Twenty-eight knees ...
Kosanović Milos - - 2008
BACKGROUND: We report the long-term results of the surgical treatment of chronic rupture of the Achilles tendon using percutaneous suturing under local anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We operated on 22 patients with median age of 50 years (29-72) with chronic rupture of Achilles tendon between 1991 and 2005. The median ...
Elias Ilan - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to introduce a novel operative technique and to evaluate the clinical outcomes in a cohort of patients with missed or neglected Achilles tendon ruptures. Fifteen consecutive patients with missed complete Achilles tendon ruptures and 5-cm or larger gaps had reconstruction with V-Y lengthening and ...
Hennessy Michael S - - 2007
The treatment of noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy remains, to a large extent, empirical. Neither different operative techniques nor nonoperative regimes have been subjected to controlled trials. Rather, the condition is still treated on the basis of anecdotal evidence combined with personal experience. However, increased knowledge of the basic science of tendinopathy ...
Nietosvaara Yrjänä - - 2007
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to study the incidence and outcome of flexor tendon injuries in pediatric patients. METHODS: A survey of flexor tendon repair in children less than 16 years of age was performed in the City of Helsinki during 2000-2005. A retrospective clinical outcome study of ...
Folsom Greg J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Acute surgical repair of proximal hamstring ruptures has been shown to result in a high return to preinjury activity level. HYPOTHESIS: Achilles allograft reconstruction of chronic complete proximal hamstring ruptures results in improved function and strength that approaches that of acute surgical repairs. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of ...
Khan Abdul D - - 2008
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review the results of distal biceps tendon repair via suture anchors through a single anterior incision. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 17 patients (18 repairs) treated for complete distal biceps tendon rupture between 1998 and 2005 by use of G4 ...
Ogawa Brent K - - 2007
Peroneal tendon subluxation or dislocation is a relatively uncommon entity with multiple operative treatment methods described. This is a report of an indirect fibular groove deepening technique. Fifteen consecutive patients had repair of peroneal tendon subluxation or dislocation with an indirect fibular groove deepening technique. The mean duration of symptoms ...
Lee Daniel K - - 2008
Acute Achilles tendon rupture injuries present surgical challenges because of the mechanical forces placed on this tendon. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an acellular human dermal tissue matrix, GraftJacket Matrix (Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Arlington, TN), as an augmentation material in acute Achilles tendon ...
Kuwata Suguru - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Early mobilization after tendon repair decreases adhesion formation and improves repair-site strength. We investigated whether the two-strand side-locking loop technique would tolerate aggressive active mobilization immediately after surgery. METHODS: Twelve flexor digitorum profundus tendons of the porcine forelimbs were sutured by the two-strand side-locking loop technique with a cross-stitch ...
West Jesse L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Complications of immobilization after quadriceps and patellar tendon repairs include decreased patellar mobility, limited flexion, persistent pain, muscle weakness, and patella baja. In contrast, early motion limits muscle atrophy, accelerates tendon healing, and prevents joint stiffness. HYPOTHESIS: Quadriceps and patellar tendon repairs protected with a "relaxing suture" are strong ...
Wysocki Robert W - - 2007
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients who had excision of a radioulnar heterotopic ossification (HO) as a complication of a distal biceps tendon repair. The hypothesis is that there are no measurable clinical losses that persist after excision. METHODS: Eight consecutive patients ...
Maxwell Norman J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Chronic tendinosis of the Achilles tendon is a common overuse injury that is difficult to manage. We report on a new injection treatment for this condition. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-six consecutive patients (25 men, 11 women; mean age, 52.6 years) with symptoms for more than 3 months (mean, 28.6 ...
Paoloni Justin Alan - - 2007
Topical glyceryl trinitrate treatment has demonstrated short-term efficacy in chronic noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy. No long-term followup is reported. We aimed to assess if the demonstrated efficacy of this treatment persisted 3 years after discontinuation of therapy. A follow-up study of 52 patients (68 tendons) treated with 6 months of glyceryl ...
Twaddle Bruce C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of surgically and nonsurgically treated Achilles tendon ruptures have demonstrated that those treated with surgery allow earlier motion and tend to show superior results. However, early motion enhances tendon healing with or without surgery and may be the important factor in optimizing outcomes in patients with Achilles tendon ...
Akinbo, S R; ;
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often demonstrate poor hand function due to spasticity. Thus spasticity in the wrist and finger flexors poses a great deal of functional limitations. This study was therefore designed to compare the effectiveness of Cryotherapy and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) on spasticity and hand function in ...
Alfredson Håkan - - 2007
Sclerosing polidocanol injections targeting the area with vasculo/neural ingrowth on the ventral side of the tendon have previously been demonstrated to give good clinical results in patients with chronic painful midportion Achilles tendinosis. In this study, 20 consecutive patients (9 men and 11 women, mean age 46 years) with chronic ...
Bullón Adrián - - 2007
Different types of secondary reconstruction of extensor pollicis longus tendon injuries have been reported, with repair using the extensor indicis proprius being the gold standard. This technique, however, may decrease extension strength and independent extension of the index finger. We presumed repair with the accessory abductor pollicis longus would achieve ...
Aktas Seref - - 2007
We prospectively analyzed the functional and clinical results of patients who underwent a single end-to-end suture and an augmented tendon repair with plantaris tendon at middle-term follow-up. From January 2003 to May 2005, 30 consecutive patients were operated on for the treatment of acute Achilles' tendon rupture by means of ...
Yalcin Selim - - 2007
The present study was performed to evaluate the use of patellar tendon-bearing ankle foot orthesis for the treatment of Charcot arthropathy in a series of patients with spina bifida. A cohort of 350 spina bifida patients, ages ranging between 12 months and 22 years were evaluated in our clinic between ...
Bae Donald S - - 2007
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation is to assess the efficacy of a standardized surgical technique in the treatment of symptomatic trigger fingers in pediatric patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of 18 consecutive patients with 23 trigger fingers treated at our institution between 1996 and 2006. Average age ...
Cramer Joel T - - 2007
Previous studies have demonstrated increases in peak torque (PT) and decreases in acceleration time (ACC) after only 2 days of resistance training, and other studies have reported improvements in isokinetic performance after 5 days of creatine supplementation. Consequently, there may be a combined benefit of creatine supplementation and short-term resistance ...
Marcus Alexander M - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of excision of the ulnar slip of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon, with or without A1 pulley release, for the treatment of trigger finger in diabetic patients. We performed a retrospective review with long-term follow-up examinations. Short-term data was obtained ...
Farmer Jean-Pierre - - 2007
RATIONALE: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical technique developed over the past decades to manage patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy suffering from spastic diplegia. It involves selectively lesioning sensory rootlets in an effort to maintain a balance between elimination of spasticity and preservation of function. Several recent long-term outcome ...
Uchiyama Eiji - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Treatment of Achilles tendon rupture has long been at the center of debate. HYPOTHESIS: A new technique in surgical Achilles tendon repair allows for more stability and earlier rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: One hundred Achilles tendon rupture patients (70 men, 30 women; age ...
Niemeyer Philipp - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: In this study, minimally invasive CurvTek refixation is introduced as a novel approach for repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures. Exploration at the radial tuberosity is minimized using CurvTek, thereby reducing operative trauma. Treatment outcomes were compared for this technique against the conventional technique. In addition, we introduce position-dependent ...
Byrne Patrick J - - 2007
To report an approach to facial paralysis in patients for whom dynamic adjacent muscle transfer is determined to be the best treatment option. Retrospective review of 7 consecutive patients who underwent orthodromic transfer of the temporalis muscle insertion for the treatment of long-standing facial paralysis. Patients underwent facial-retraining physical therapy ...
de Vos Robert-Jan - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Neovascularization, detected with power Doppler ultrasonography (PDU), is thought by some to play a central role in pathogenesis of Achilles tendinopathy. HYPOTHESIS: Power Doppler ultrasonography neovascularization score is correlated with clinical severity at baseline and after conservative treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (prognosis); Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Seventy ...
Okello, J
Post injection foot drop constitutes 7.6% of paediatric orthopaedic pathology seen in our unit. It commonly results from intragluteal injection with quinine in the treatment of malaria. The patients present with equinus or equinovarus foot deformity. Because of abnormal weight bearing, the deformity usually worsened with age. Anterior transfer of ...
Ceccarelli Francesco - - 2007
Despite the controversy regarding the best treatment for an acute Achilles tendon rupture, percutaneous and minimally invasive techniques seem to offer good results in terms of low risks of rerupture and complications with satisfactory clinical and functional outcomes. A comparison between a percutaneous surgical technique and a minimally invasive one ...
Chillemi Claudio - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Distal biceps tendon rupture is a relatively rare injury. It commonly occurs in the dominant extremity of middle-aged men during an excessive eccentric tension as the arm is forced from a flexed position, while it is rarely observed during sport activities. Many techniques, including non-operative and surgical option, have ...
Knupp Markus - - 2007
A supple flatfoot deformity caused by posterior tibial tendon (PTT) dysfunction may include a supination deformity of the forefoot that usually is not sufficiently corrected by the commonly suggested treatment options. The use of a partial anterior tibial tendon (ATT) graft that is rerouted through the first cuneiform to the ...
Boyer Matison L - - 2007
This study reviewed the results, complications, and patient satisfaction rates of a modified technique of flexor-to-extensor tendon transfer for correction of lesser-toe deformities. Records of 38 patients (79 toes; 46 feet) were identified and reviewed retrospectively. The mean duration of clinical followup was 33 (range 6 to 121) months. The ...
Jacob Korula Mani - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We evaluated 46 patients who underwent surgical repair of the Achilles tendon at our institution during a 4.5-year period, followed by early weight bearing, aiming to assess their return to activities, rerupture rate and satisfaction. METHODS: A cohort of 46 patients who underwent Achilles tendon repair at our institution ...
Johnson Peter N - - 2007
To assess the effect of prior antibiotic therapy on the incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in children. This was a concurrent and retrospective review of antibiotic records for children < 18 years of age with documented CA-MRSA infection identified between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2005. ...
James Steven L J - - 2007
To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound guided dry needling and autologous blood injection for the treatment of patellar tendinosis. Prospective cohort study. Hospital/clinic based. 47 knees in 44 patients (40 men, 7 women, mean age 34.5 years, age range 17 to 54 years) with refractory tendinosis underwent sonographic examination of ...
Jebson Peter J L - - 2007
The purpose of our study was to review the clinical features and determine the results following surgical excision of a flexor tendon sheath ganglion. A retrospective analysis of 24 consecutive patients (25 ganglions) who underwent excision of a painful flexor tendon sheath ganglion by the same surgeon was performed. The ...
Sajovic Matjaz - - 2008
A prospective, randomised, 5-year follow-up study was designed to compare the functional results between patellar tendon and hamstring tendon autografts after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Primary reconstruction was performed in 32 patients using the central third of the patellar ligament and in 32 patients using double-looped semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. ...
Orvieto Marcelo A - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The LapraTy clip (LTc) is a useful tool for supplementing knot-tying during reconstructive laparoscopic surgery. However, data regarding its safety and efficacy are scarce. We critically assessed the in-vitro performance of the LTc over different sizes of two suture materials commonly used during reconstructive procedures. MATERIALS AND ...
Lansdaal J R - - 2007
BACKGROUND: There is still controversy regarding the optimal surgical technique and post-operative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. We evaluated a treatment protocol for Achilles tendon ruptures consisting of a minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair combined with early full weight bearing. METHODS: A consecutive group of 163 patients was prospectively ...
Wang Ching-Jen - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Chronic patellar tendinopathy is an overuse syndrome with pathologic changes similar to tendinopathies of the shoulder, elbow, and heel. Extracorporeal shockwave was shown effective in many tendinopathies. HYPOTHESIS: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy may be more effective than conservative treatment for chronic patellar tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial; Level ...
Kaeding Christopher C - - 2007
There is no consensus in the literature on the best surgical procedure for patellar tendinosis when nonoperative treatment fails. With a systematic review, we asked whether surgical treatment of the inferior pole of the patella, closing of the paratenon, or immobilization affected the percentage of patients reporting good to excellent ...
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