Marcel D Waldinger, Govert J de Lint, Ad P G van Gils, Farhad Masir, Egbert Lakke, Ruben S van Coevorden, Dave H Schweitzer
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous orgasm triggered from inside the foot has so far not been reported in medical literature. AIMS: The study aims to report orgasmic feelings in the left foot of a woman. METHODS: A woman presented with complaints of undesired orgasmic sensations originating in her left foot. In-depth interview, physical examination, sensory testing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI-scan), electromyography (EMG), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and blockade of the left S1 dorsal root ganglion were performed...
August 2013: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Marissa Srour, Kenji Inaba, Obi Okoye, Carney Chan, Dimitra Skiada, Beat Schnüriger, Mark Trump, Lydia Lam, Demetrios Demetriades
IMPORTANCE: The standard practice of irrigation and debridement (I&D) of open fractures within 6 hours of injury remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the effect of the time from injury to the initial I&D on infectious complications. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 315 patients who were admitted to a level 1 trauma center with open extremity fractures from September 22, 2008, through June 21, 2011, were enrolled in a prospective observational study and followed up for 1 year after discharge (mean [SD] age, 33...
April 2015: JAMA Surgery
Kyle S Peterson, W Drew Chapman, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
BACKGROUND: Malreduction of the syndesmosis can lead to increased peak pressures and subsequent arthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the initial syndesmotic reduction and radiographic maintenance when using a knotless suture button fixation device for treatment of syndesmotic injury. METHODS: A retrospective chart and radiographic review was performed to identify patients who underwent open reduction internal fixation of ankle syndesmosis ruptures treated with a knotless, suture button fixation system...
June 2015: Foot & Ankle International
Stephen M Suydam, Thomas S Buchanan, Kurt Manal, Karin Gravare Silbernagel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish a relationship between the lengthening of the Achilles tendon post-rupture and surgical repair to muscle activation patterns during walking in order to serve as a reference for post-surgical assessment. METHOD: The Achilles tendon lengths were collected from 4 patients with an Achilles tendon rupture 6 and 12 months post-surgery along with 5 healthy controls via ultrasound. EMG was collected from the triceps surae muscles and tibialis anterior during overground walking...
March 2015: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Benoit Chaput, Harold Eburdery, Jacky Laguerre, Amrei Spiecker, Christian Herlin, Jean-Louis Grolleau
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April 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Franceska Zampeli, Dimitrios Giotis, Georgios Mantellos, Paraskevi Kosta, Anastasios D Georgoulis
Intra-articular post-traumatic ankle joint mass is a rare entity that may mimic other pathologies, mainly localized form of pigmented villonodular synovitis (LPVS) regarding the clinical and imaging characteristics. We report the case of a 16-year-old female patient that presented an intra-articular ankle joint mass 8 months after an ankle joint sprain for which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suggested LPVS as possible diagnosis due to the presence of hemosiderin deposits. Diagnosis of a post-traumatic hematoma of her ankle joint was made via fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy and anterior ankle arthroscopy...
March 2015: Foot
Jaclyn M Schwartz, Matrona Giakoumis, Alan S Banks
A large number of tendon repair techniques have been described for acute tendon injury. However, after reviewing the literature, it was noted that there were limited descriptions of specific suture techniques that address repair processes of chronic tendon pathology. Generally, in chronic tendinopathy, others have described a process known as tendon tubularization, which consists of a running stitch using a nonabsorbable suture material along the external surface of the tendon. We believe that leaving a nonabsorbable suture on the exterior surface of the tendon in this manner has the potential to disrupt the optimal gliding function...
2015: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kevin Willits, Annunziato Amendola, Dianne Bryant, Nicholas G Mohtadi, J Robert Giffin, Peter Fowler, Crystal O Kean, Alexandra Kirkley
BACKGROUND: 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 for six to eight weeks. Published studies of animals and humans have shown a benefit of early functional stimulus to healing tendons. The purpose of the present study was to compare the outcomes of patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture treated with operative repair and accelerated functional rehabilitation with the outcomes of similar patients treated with accelerated functional rehabilitation alone...
December 1, 2010: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Alexandra Soroceanu, Feroze Sidhwa, Shahram Aarabi, Annette Kaufman, Mark Glazebrook
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair is a common method of treatment of acute Achilles rupture in North America because, despite a higher risk of overall complications, it has been believed to offer a reduced risk of rerupture. However, more recent trials, particularly those using functional bracing with early range of motion, have challenged this belief. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare surgical treatment and conservative treatment with regard to the rerupture rate, the overall rate of other complications, return to work, calf circumference, and functional outcomes, as well as to examine the effects of early range of motion on the rerupture rate...
December 5, 2012: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, Jesper Bencke, Hanne Bloch Lauridsen, Ilija Ban, Lars Ebskov, Anders Troelsen
BACKGROUND: Dynamic rehabilitation has been suggested to be an important part of nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture that results in functional outcome and rerupture rates comparable with those of operative treatment. However, the optimal role of weight-bearing during early rehabilitation remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare immediate weight-bearing with non-weight-bearing in a nonoperative dynamic treatment protocol for Achilles tendon rupture...
September 17, 2014: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Gohar A Naqvi, Patricia Cunningham, Bernadette Lynch, Rose Galvin, Nasir Awan
BACKGROUND: Ankle syndesmotic injuries are complex and require anatomic reduction and fixation to restore the normal biomechanics of the ankle joint and prevent long-term complications. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the accuracy and maintenance of syndesmotic reduction using TightRope versus syndesmotic screw fixation. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: This cohort study included consecutive patients treated for ankle syndesmotic diastases between July 2007 and June 2009...
December 2012: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Meghan Arnold, Adrian Barbul
The relationship between nutrition and wound healing--after injury or surgical intervention--has been recognized for centuries. There is no doubt that adequate carbohydrate, fat, and protein intake is required for healing to take place, but research in the laboratory has suggested that other specific nutritional interventions can have significant beneficial effects on wound healing. Successful translation into the clinical arena, however, has been rare. A review of normal metabolism as it relates to wound healing in normoglycemic and diabetic individuals is presented...
June 2006: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rachel Y Goldstein, Nicole Montero, Sudheer K Jain, Kenneth A Egol, Nirmal C Tejwani
OBJECTIVES: To compare postoperative pain control in patients treated surgically for ankle fractures who receive popliteal blocks with those who received general anesthesia alone. DESIGN: Institutional Review Board approved prospective randomized study. SETTING: Metropolitan tertiary-care referral center. PATIENTS: All patients being treated with open reduction internal fixation for ankle fractures who met inclusion criteria and consented to participate were enrolled...
October 2012: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Naoki Haraguchi, Koki Ota, Naoya Tsunoda, Koji Seike, Yoshihiko Kanetake, Atsushi Tsutaya
BACKGROUND: We determined the preoperative and postoperative passing points of the mechanical axis of the lower limb at the level of the tibial plafond using a new method involving a full-length standing posteroanterior radiograph that includes the calcaneus (a hip-to-calcaneus radiograph) and correlated them to the clinical results after supramalleolar osteotomy for ankle osteoarthritis. METHODS: We reviewed the hip-to-calcaneus radiographs of fifty lower limbs of forty-one patients treated for lower limb malalignment at our institution...
February 18, 2015: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Stephen Croft, Andrew Furey, Craig Stone, Carl Moores, Robert Wilson
BACKGROUND: Radiographic measurements to document ankle anatomy have been suggested in recent literature to be inadequate. Focus has been put on stress views and computed tomography; however, there are also issues with these modalities. An orthogonal view that could be used both statically and dynamically could help determine syndesmotic stability. The purpose of this study was to determine a parameter on a normal lateral ankle radiograph that will increase the reliability of standard radiography in diagnosing syndesmotic integrity...
February 2015: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Chang Hoon Lee, Choong Hyeok Choi, Sang-Young Yoon, Jin Kyu Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this prospective study were to determine the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a population of young male military conscripts who experienced an extremity long-bone fracture, and to evaluate whether injury-related variables are associated with the development of PTSD. DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized comparative study. SETTING: Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 148 men (age older than 18 years) who had 1 or more acute long-bone extremity fractures within 12 months and were seen at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Center for examination of military conscripts from March 2013 to March 2014, were enrolled...
June 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Kangwu Chen, Hongtao Zhang, Genlin Wang, Yu Cheng, Zhonglai Qian, Huilin Yang
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures remains challenging. Currently, there is no uniform method to treat such fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare the radiographic and clinical outcome of nonlocking plates and locking plates in the treatment of intraarticular calcaneal fractures. METHODS: A retrospective comparative study was performed including 42 patients with intraarticular calcaneal fractures that were treated by nonlocking plate (n = 18) or locking plates (n = 24) between January 2010 and June 2012...
December 2014: Foot & Ankle International
Li Tao, Huang Jun, Ding Muliang, Song Deye, Ni Jiangdong
Acute compartment syndrome is a serious emergency that warrants urgent decompression, and tennis leg (i.e., rupture of the medial head of the gastrocnemius) is a known clinical condition that is usually treated symptomatically, with good results overall. In rare cases, acute compartment syndrome is associated with tennis leg after severe direct muscle trauma or severe exercise in athletes or physically active individuals. We present an unusual case of acute compartment syndrome secondary to tennis leg after the patient, a nonathlete, had disembarked from a truck without any trauma...
March 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Simo Nortunen, Sannamari Lepojärvi, Olli Savola, Jaakko Niinimäki, Pasi Ohtonen, Tapio Flinkkilä, Iikka Lantto, Tero Kortekangas, Harri Pakarinen
BACKGROUND: This prospective diagnostic study assessed the utility of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings for the deep aspect of the deltoid ligament in evaluating the stability of the ankle mortise in patients who have an SER (supination-external rotation)-type lateral malleolar fracture with no widening of the medial clear space. METHODS: Sixty-one patients with a unilateral lateral malleolar fracture resulting from an SER mechanism were enrolled. Two surgeons assessed the stability of the ankle mortise with use of an external-rotation stress test...
November 19, 2014: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Vasilios D Polyzois, Ioannis P Stathopoulos, Kalliopi Lampropoulou-Adamidou, Elias S Vasiliadis, John Vlamis, Spiros G Pneumaticos
Management of posttraumatic segmental bone loss as a result of severe open injuries of the lower extremity, high-energy closed injuries, and following failed initial treatment of complex fractures that develop pseudarthrosis continues to challenge reconstructive surgeons. There are numerous strategies for dealing with such injuries but the outcome is unpredictable. The procedure is rarely only one stage and complications frequently arise. In most cases the reconstruction process is long and difficult and amputation must be part of the decision-making process...
October 2014: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery