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Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants

Peter Goljan, Jennifer Kurowicki, Todd P Pierce, Damion A Martins, Dean W Padavan, Anthony Festa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries continue to be a major focus in sports medicine research. With so many changes to our understanding of ACL anatomy and with rapid advances in reconstruction techniques and rehabilitation protocols within the past 20 years, it is important to identify the landmark research that has laid the foundation for current ACL treatments. Using the Web of Science citation index, a search was carried out for the 30 most cited articles on ACL injury published in the last 20 years...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Aiman Rifai, Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Jennifer Kurowicki, Yasmine Rifai
Worldwide, a great deal of disability is caused by musculoskeletal injuries from high-energy trauma. In nations affected by war, blast injuries associated with mines, missiles, high-powered gunshots, and bombings are one cause of these injuries. Medical missions carried out by those from developed nations is one way to address this. Therefore, it is critical that those who participate in these missions maintain a basic understanding the injuries that may be encountered in nations affected by war and violent conflict...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Theodore Balfousias, Alexandros P Apostolopoulos, Athanasios Papanikolaou, Efthymios Karadimas, George Zouboulis, I Maris
Scapulothoracic dissociation is the traumatic separation of the scapula from the thoracic wall. It is the outcome of rare, high-energy trauma to the shoulder girdle and may include vascular and neurologic damage of the upper extremity. Of the few cases presented in the literature, the majority refer to polytrauma patients. We present a rare variant of scapulothoracic dissociation combined with comminuted fractures of both the scapula and the clavicle associated with brachial plexus palsy. There were also vertebral fractures of the spinous processes of C6, T4, T5, and T6, of the transverse processes of T1 and T2, and of the anterior and middle column of T12...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Hernan Garzon, Alfonso Camilo, Tocora Camilo, Castro Johana, Cifuentes Javier, Cuellar Jefferson, Torres Nidia
This paper aims to associate dental cement materials excess in peri-implant tissues with peri-implantitis development. Systematic bibliographic research into different databases, such as PubMed, Proquest, Science Direct, and Cochrane, has been made using specific searching terms such as "peri-implantitis AND cement", "mucositis AND cement", and "dental implant failure AND cement", from January 2007 to December 2017. The articles were preselected, taking into account the criteria of inclusion and exclusion...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Avraam Christodoulidis, Mattia Barbareschi, Marco Molinari
We report two cases of subcutaneous pretibial pseudocyst formation after 7 and 10 years of successful anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with poly-L-Lactide acid bioabsorbable interference screw fixation with autologous hamstring graft. Both patients underwent surgical excision of the lesion and curettage of the tibial tunnel aperture. The screw had undergone complete resorption at the time the cyst occurred. There was no communication between the tunnel aperture and the knee joint. Both patients had an uneventful recovery returning to their preinjury activity level...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Hamid Reza Arab, Amir Moeintaghavi, Farid Shiezadeh, Maryam Hossein Nezhad
The aim of this study was clinical and radiographic evaluation of sinus floor lifting from the alveolar crest with trephine bur and autogenous bone graft. In this research, a press-fit dowel bone technique with application of an autogenous bone block was used for elevating the sinus floor. Ten closed sinus lift surgeries were performed on 10 patients; all patients possessed atrophic ridges in an edentulous maxilla. Bone height of the ridge ranged between 3 and 5 mm. Surgery included forming a bony cylinder with a trephine bur to reach the sinus cortical floor and then elevating the sinus floor bone with anosteotom and placing an autogenous bone block at the site and fitting it with strikes of a hand mallet...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Jeanne M Franzone, Kenneth J Rogers, Richard W Kruse
Structural allograft bone plays a role in orthopedic surgery. Our purpose is to describe the methods of using structural allograft in extremity reconstruction surgery in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and create a classification of usage with a single-center review of OI extremity cases from January 2002 to February 2017. Structural allograft was used in 19 bone segments in 15 patients with type III OI. Four categories of usage were defined: (1) interpositional, (2) onlay, (3) inlay, and (4) blocking to prevent rod migration...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Andrew K Wong, Pooja N Swami, Timothy F Reed, Adam Bitterman, Daniel A Grande
During acute inflammatory phases of tendinopathy, a combination of physical therapy and corticosteroid injections is considered to be moderately effective for acute inflammation. However, surgical debridement of tendinopathic tissues is often required for chronic cases. The TenJet system created by HydroCision, Inc. is a percutaneous device that uses high-pressure saline to debride pathologic tissues during tenotomy. Here, we use a collagenase-induced tendinopathy model on explants from bovine ankle extensor tendons...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Jennifer Kurowicki, Kimona Issa, Anthony Festa, Arash Emami, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
Recurrent shoulder instability (RSI) and cervical spinal stenosis (CSS) may present with similar clinical symptoms. There is a paucity of data available investigating the incidence of CSS in patients with recurrent shoulder instability. For this reason, we investigated the incidence of CSS in patients with RSI and patient demographics, and compared characteristics of patients with CSS-RSI with those of patients with RSI alone. The Medicare Standard Analytical Files database in the PearlDiver supercomputer (Warsaw, Indiana) was carefully analyzed to identify all patients who had both CSS and RSI from 2007 to 2014...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Jacob J Triplet, Brian Sullivan, Benjamin C Taylor
Young patients with femoral neck fractures undergo operative stabilization urgently to prevent complications of avascular necrosis (AVN) and nonunion. The necessity of capsulotomy to prevent these sequelae is disputed. A retrospective chart review performed on 113 patients who underwent fixation of a femoral neck fracture found 62 patients following exclusion criteria, who were analyzed for demographic and fracture characteristics, operative variables, and radiographic outcomes. Sixty-two patients (age 18-85), with a mean follow-up of 21...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Benjamin C Taylor, Jacob J Triplet, David Bird Johnson, Barry Dale Sharpe, Brian Sullivan, Cameron Canini
Autologous bone-graft acquisition using the Synthes reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) is described; it shows great promise as an alternative to traditional iliac crest bone grafting. Antegrade femoral RIA has been thoroughly described, but retrograde femoral bone graft acquisition has not been equally depicted. We present our technique, indications, and advantages of retrograde femoral bone-graft acquisition using the RIA system based on our experience at an urban level-one trauma center.
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Samuel Rosas, Jennifer Kurowicki, Tsun Yee, Enesi Momoh, Steven P Kalandiak, Jonathan C Levy
The purpose of this study was to examine the 90-day costs of three common surgical treatments for proximal humerus fractures and compare the costs associated with the initial day and subsequent 89 days of care. This was conducted through a retrospective review of a national database examining patients who suffered proximal humerus fractures. Patients were stratified by type of surgical procedure performed, hemiarthroplasty (HA), reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Jennifer Kurowicki, Todd P Pierce, Kenley Harvey, Erica Simone, Kimona Issa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
Following arthroscopic hip labral repair, trochanteric bursectomy and iliotibial band lengthening, a patient presented with signs and symptoms that are consistent with allergic reactions that were localized to incision sites. The patient reported discomfort due to pain and pruritus about the surgical sites and was treated with antibiotics, antihistamines, and anti-inflammatory medication. Her skin was kept under close observation and, upon consulting with a dermatologist, the diagnosis of Monocryl allergy was made...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Alexandros P Apostolopoulos, R K Yallapragada, I Katsougrakis, S Khan, G Tselentakis
The frequency of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction performed worldwide has been significantly increasing per year. Despite the common nature of the procedure, controversy remains regarding the natural history of ACL injuries, surgical technique, graft choice, and long-term outcomes. We present a case report of a 33-year-old male who had a history of an ACL reconstruction that was performed 12 years ago using bone patella tendon bone (BPTB) graft, by using a press-fit femoral technique. He was referred to our outpatient department due to a re-rupture of his ACL following a football injury...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Mohammad Javad Zarrabi, Mehrdad Radvar, Farid Shiezadeh, Majid Reza Mokhtari, Amirhossein Nejat
This study compared the clinical and radiographic outcomes of immediate nonfunctional loading of implants to conventional loading in the posterior maxilla. In this single-blind randomized clinical trial, a total of 39 implants were inserted and evaluated in 32 patients. Nineteen implants were in the control group, and 20 implants were placed in the test group. The test group received implants and immediate restoration within 72 hours after surgery; the control group was followed by a conventional loading protocol 4 months after surgery...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Gaetano Caruso, Mattia Andreotti, Francesco Tonon, Carlotta Pari, Leo Massari
We report the case of a 54-year-old man who developed femoral head collapse after removal of a Kuntscher nail used to fix a shaft femoral fracture that occurred 35 years earlier. The removal of fixation devices implanted several years earlier can be a difficult procedure and can expose patients to several complications. Literature is still controversial regarding the correct timing and indications. It is mandatory to evaluate potential complications and inform the patients before undertaking this procedure when really necessary...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Rathin Maity, Santanu Majumder, Amit Roychowdhury, Subrata Saha
The goal of this finite element study is to reduce the stress shielding effect in tibial fracture fixation. Five different plates with modified geometry have been modeled. The fracture gap is assumed to be filled with callus, which is new born healing tissue. The effect of different plate modifications in four different healing stages has been compared to the nonmodified plate. It has been observed that all the modified models have higher callus stress than the nonmodified model, and the best modified plate has reduced the stress shielding effect by 117% for the first healing stage...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Tsun Yee Law, Jennifer Kurowicki, Samuel Rosas, Karim Sabeh, Spencer Summers, Zachary Hubbard, Martin Roche
As an increasing number of states begin to legalize marijuana for either medical or recreational use, it is important to determine its effects on joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of cannabis use on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) revision incidence, revision causes, and time to revision by analyzing the Medicare database between 2005 and 2014. A retrospective review of the Medicare database for TKA, revision TKA, and causes was performed utilizing Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Disease ninth revision codes (ICD-9)...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Hosam E Matar, Paula Stritch, Nicholas Emms
Interprosthetic femur fractures between total hip and total knee replacements are challenging injuries with rising incidence. Stability of the either implants, quality, and quantity of remaining bone as well as patients' comorbidities play an important role in operative management. Open reduction and internal fixation, advanced revision arthroplasty techniques, and megaprostheses are available options. In more complex cases, custom-made implants maybe necessary to achieve immediate weight-bearing and restore function...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
Steven A Burekhovich, Jared M Newman, Neil V Shah, Kemjika O Onuoha, Cuong Le, Christine S Persaud, Qais Naziri, Nipun Sodhi, Moiuz Chaudhri, Nikki S Joseph, Niladri N Basu, William P Urban, Bashir A Zikria
Despite potential health benefits of weightlifting and physical activity, individuals can suffer from a number of musculoskeletal injuries. This study aimed to: (i) compare incidence and annual trends of different weightlifting injury types presenting to emergency departments in the United States and (ii) identify frequency and annual trends of weightlifting-related sprains and strains to each body part. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System was queried to identify all weightlifting-related injuries from 2010-2016...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
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