Hip Arthroscopy: A Narrative Review of the Current Literature
JRT Pietrzak, MJ Donaldson, B Kayani, FE Rowan and FS Haddad
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 18, 2018
The incidence of hip arthroscopy is increasing worldwide. This is due to improved knowledge of the surgical anatomy, expansion of surgical indications, evolution and refinement of surgical instrumentation and continued reports of good long-term functional results. However hip arthroscopy remains a technically challenging surgical procedure with a described "steep" learning curve....
Inferior Dislocation of the Shoulder Complicated with Brachial Plexus Palsy: A Case Report
Hamdi Kaziz, Mohamed Amine Triki, Sofien Benzarti, Thabet Mouelhi, Nader Naouar and Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayeche
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 08, 2018
Luxatio erecta humeri are an extremely uncommon injury of the shoulder. The reported mechanism is usually a hyper-abduction of the arm, so that the humeral neck is livered against the acromion causing inferior displacement of the humeral head through the capsule tears. Similar to all shoulder injuries, several complications may occur in shoulder erecta dislocation. There are few reports regarding associated injuries to this entity....
Ultrasonography as an Evaluation Tool in a Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing Balneotherapy Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Santos Isabel, Vasconcelos Jose Carlos, Ribeiro Claudia, Moreira Carolina, Magalhães Alexandre, Cantista Pedro and Vasconcelos Carlos
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 06, 2018
A prospective controlled clinical trial, not blinded, randomly assigned of patients with rheumatoid arthritis accordingly to the American College of Rheumatology criteria. The Balneotherapy group received Balneotherapy's throughout 21 days in S. Jorge Spa. The main outcome was hand/wrist ultrasonography measured at the same moments in the two groups, and McNemar's tests were used to compare changes in ecographics signals, with a 5% statistical significance level. Secondary outcomes were taken at...
Knee Compression Loading When Lying Supine: Effects of Foot Position on Mattress
Buckley JG, Nichols S and Bhattacharjee C
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: June 16, 2018
Knee loading from standing for long periods has been shown to cause degenerative effects in knee cartilage, and this has been linked to the onset and progression of osteoarthritis. When lying supine because the heel protrudes 'outwards' from the back of the leg, contact forces are concentrated at the heel and act to 'push' the knee into full extension. The resulting knee-moment (compression loading) can be experienced for prolonged periods....
Clinical Course and Sustained Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Mariana Lagrutta, Roberto Leandro Parodi and Alcides Alejandro Greca
Article Type: Short Review | First Published: July 05, 2018
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory, multisystemic autoimmune disease. It has been described as an often progressive chronic disease, characterized by severe functional decline, radiographic progression, frequent work disability and premature mortality. Efforts have been made to identify among patients with peripheral inflammatory arthritis which patients will have a benign course, with spontaneous resolution, and which will develop a chronic progressive inflammatory disabling disease i...