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Jing Xu, Lei Xu, Wendong Xu, Yudong Gu, Jianguang Xu
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the effects of operative versus nonoperative treatment on the outcomes of midshaft clavicular fractures in adults. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized clinical studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the literature and included studies that investigated the effects of operative versus nonoperative intervention on the outcome of midshaft clavicular fractures. Patient data were pooled by use of standard meta-analytic approaches...
February 2014: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Derek C Angus, Tom van der Poll
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 369, Issue 9, Page 840-851, August 2013.
August 29, 2013: New England Journal of Medicine
I P Pengas, A Assiotis, W Nash, J Hatcher, J Banks, M J McNicholas
We continued a prospective longitudinal follow-up study of 53 remaining patients who underwent open total meniscectomy as adolescents and who at that time had no other intra-articular pathology of the knee. Their clinical, radiological and patient-reported outcomes are described at a mean follow-up of 40 years (33 to 50). The cohort of patients who had undergone radiological evaluation previously after 30 years were invited for clinical examination, radiological evaluation and review using two patient-reported outcome measures...
December 2012: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British Volume
Harm W Boons, Jon H Goosen, Susan van Grinsven, Job L van Susante, Corné J van Loon
BACKGROUND: Four-part fractures of the proximal humerus account for 3% of all humeral fractures and are regarded as the most difficult fractures to treat in the elderly. Various authors recommend nonoperative treatment or hemiarthroplasty, but the literature is unclear regarding which provides better quality of life and function. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore performed a randomized controlled trial to compare (1) function, (2) strength, and (3) pain and disability in patients 65 years and older with four-part humeral fractures treated either nonoperatively or with hemiarthroplasty...
December 2012: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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