Showing 1 - 12 of 12 reports matching: Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2012 Conference
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Synopsis: 16 studies (6 prospective and 10 retrospective cohort studies) (3906 open fractures) that assessed the relationship between time to operative debridement of open fractures and infections were identified. The results of Read More »
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Synopsis: This meta-analysis included 10 studies that compared the effectiveness of external fixation and open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) using plates for patients with distal radius fractures. The pooled results demonstrated that patients who received ORIF had significantly lower disability scores than those who received external fixation. The ORIF group Read More »
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Synopsis: 29 patients with closed tibial shaft fractures were randomized to undergo intramedullary nailing with either a high intracapsular starting point or a lower extracapsular starting point. At the end Read More »
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Synopsis: 103 patients with acetabular fractures who were undergoing the Kocher-Langenbeck approach for surgical repair were randomized to receive skin closure with metallic staples or subcutaneous running Monocryl suture with 2-octylcyanoacrylate (OCA) application. Over a minimum of 1 year, there were two cases of deep infection in the staples group and none in the OCA group. However, the difference Read More »
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Synopsis: 59 patients with displaced femoral neck fractures and severe cognitive dysfunction were randomized to receive internal fixation (IF) with 2 cannulated screws or a cemented Exeter hemiarthroplasty (HA). Over 24 months after the fracture, 7 patients in the IF group required reoperation compared to only 1 patient in the HA group. At 12 months, Read More »
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Synopsis: 83 patients with acute, complete dislocations of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint were randomized to receive operative treatment or non-operative treatment. Although joint reduction was restored with operative treatment, the non-operative treatment group achieved significantly better early outcome scores, but this difference was lost at the final follow-up. By the end Read More »
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Synopsis: 100 elderly patients (>65 years) with unstable ankle fractures requiring fixation were randomized to receive fibular nailing or standard open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) using AO techniques. Over 12 months, there were significantly fewer wound infections in the fibular nail group than in the ORIF group. The cost of Read More »
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Synopsis: 55 patients with nondisplaced fractures of the scaphoid waist were randomized to receive a below-elbow cast including the thumb or a below-elbow cast excluding the thumb. There were no differences in clinical outcomes or rate of fracture union at 6 months. The results indicate Read More »
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Synopsis: 317 children with distal forearm torus, minimally angulated greenstick, or nondisplaced stable epiphyseal fractures were randomized to receive a flexible below-elbow cast with home removal or a fiberglass below-elbow cast with hospital removal. The study determined Read More »
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Synopsis: 98 patients with an acetabular fracture were included in a study to examine the effects of indomethacin on the prevention of heterotopic ossification (HO). Patients underwent open reduction and internal fixation through a Kocher-Langenbeck approach. They were then Read More »
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Synopsis: 81 patients requiring surgery who were admitted to the orthopaedic trauma service at a single high-volume Level I trauma center were randomized to an intervention group or to a control group. The intervention group received a biosketch card about their surgeon, whereas the control group received nothing. At follow up, Read More »
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Synopsis: 11 manuscripts (753 patients) were identified that assessed the results of surgical fixation and nonsurgical management for flail chest injuries. The results of this meta-analysis indicate that surgical fixation of flail chest injuries results in better critical care benefits including a decrease in ventilator days, and reduced odds of developing pneumonia when compared to nonsurgical management. The results also Read More »
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