Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510087

Clinical Frailty Scale Predicts Failure of Hemiarthroplasty after Displaced Subcapital Proximal Femur Fracture in the Fit to Mildly Frail Elderly Population

Narula SL, Bruinsma JD and Yates PJ

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 21, 2020

Displaced intracapsular hip fracture is a common orthopaedic presentation with a high degree of associated morbidity and mortality. These injuries are commonly managed with internal fixation, hemiarthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty. Hemiarthroplasty is a quick procedure with low complication rates, however in active patients is associated with acetabular erosion and pain sometimes necessitating secondary conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA). At present, experienced operator preference r...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510086

Salmonella Spondylodiscitis in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease - Case Report and Literature Review

Salim AL Habsi, Renjit Kumar, Khalifa AL Ghafri, Abdulrahman AL Subhi and Tamer Malak

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 19, 2020

Salmonella infection is significantly common in sickle cell patient compared with general population. Salmonella osteomyelitis in sickle cell patient is typically seen in the diaphysis of the long bones. We are presenting a case of salmonella spondylodiscitis in a homozygous sickle cell patient. The organism was isolated from the spine and was managed conservatively with antibiotic therapy as per susceptibility result. The treatment was guided by clinical and laboratory response. Sickle cell dis...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510085

Disc Desiccation in Low Impact Young Trauma Victims

Steven Futrell and Michael Burgio

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: September 04, 2020

To consider evidence that indicates disc desiccation occurs with regularity in young individuals, despite reports to the contrary. The clinical histories of 168 chiropractic patients under the age of 50 were reviewed in such a manner that individual patients cannot be identified. 20 individuals under the age of 50 were found to exhibit disc desiccation, an occurrence of approximately 12%. It was also indicated that disc desiccation appears to occur with slightly greater frequency in women....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510084

Surgical Options for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis - A Concise Review

Jatinder Singh Luthra, FRCS, Salim AL Habsi, MD and Suwailim AL Ghannami, MRCS

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 21, 2020

Several options are available to manage osteoarthritis of the knee including arthroscopic joint debridement, high tibial osteotomy, proximal fibula osteotomy, Maquet osteotomy, joint distraction procedure, sub-chondroplasty, injection of platelet rich plasma, injection of stem cell, patellofemoral arthroplasty, unicompartment knee arthroplasty, and total knee replacement. The choice of surgery will depend on location and severity of the osteoarthritis, age, comorbidities, and body mass index of ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510081

Single Shot Suprascapular Nerve Block vs. Single Shot Intraarticular Corticosteroid Injection as an Adjuvant to Physical Therapy in Patients with Frozen Shoulder - Which is Better? A Randomized Control Study

Dr. Shiju Majeed A and Dr. Shivaprasad K Choukimath

Article Type: Randomized Clinical Trial | First Published: July 24, 2020

Frozen shoulder is a condition of uncertain etiology characterized by limitation of both active and passive shoulder movements in the absence of intrinsic shoulder pathology. In our study, we are comparing the efficacy of two modes of treatment for frozen shoulder i.e. suprascapular nerve block vs. intraarticular steroid in relieving pain and disability. Patients who are diagnosed to have frozen shoulder on an OPD basis are included in the study. 50 patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510083

Barriers and Facilitators to Clinical Utilization of Contemporary Research Findings in Ankle Instability Rehabilitation among Healthcare Professionals in Anambra State, Nigeria

Kenneth Umezulike Ani, Ebere Mercy Nwachukwu, Peter Olanrewaju Ibikunle and Arinze Christain Okonkwo

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 27, 2020

The objective of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators to clinical utilization of contemporary research findings in chronic ankle instability rehabilitation among healthcare professionals and how such barriers and facilitators are influenced by some socio-demographic variables among the healthcare professionals in Anambra state, Nigeria. Ankle sprains have been reported as one of the most traumatizing injuries in sports. Ankle sprains which are mostly managed conservatively are...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510082

Validity and Reliability of the Oxford Shoulder Instability Score Translated into Arabic

Sager Samir Hanna, Aliaa Fareed Khaja, Ahmed Khaled Bouhamrah and Ali Maqdes

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 24, 2020

Fifty-five patients were involved in this survey at the baseline and follow-up (14 days after the baseline). We performed the internal consistency test using Cronbach’s α. We calculated Standard Response Mean (SRM) and Pearson’s Correlation to estimate the construct validity and responsiveness of the Arabic OSIS in comparison to Disability of the Arm and Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Score. The Arabic OSIS had a baseline Cronbach’s α of 0.815 and a follow-up value of 0.860. In addition, Intra...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510080

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD): 6 Case Based Review

Marvin Josué Bustamante Gutiérrez Alex Noé López Martínez Idania Escalante Mendoza, Luis Adolfo Kramer Juan Pablo Araica Yeny Maldonado and Abraham García Kutzbach

Article Type: Case Based Review | First Published: July 20, 2020

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is an autoimmune clinical entity with characteristics of overlap syndrome including: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis, Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis. There is an active controversy as to whether it is a variant of Lupus or it is a different entity. The objective of these case reviews is to describe clinical-serological characteristics of 6 patients from AGAR clinic (Guatemalan Association against Rheumatic Diseases) that me...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510079

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dental Students: A Cross-Sectional, Pilot Study from a UK University Teaching Hospital

Nicholas N Longridge, Roshanali Panju and Kathryn Fox

Article Type: Cross-Sectional Study | First Published: July 11, 2020

Musculoskeletal disorders can be acute or chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system and are prevalent within the dental profession. Dentistry is a high-risk profession for musculoskeletal disorders due to the use of repetitive hand movements and the adoption of prolonged static procedures. These have been identified as a prevalent cause of early retirement and have been shown to develop during dental training and education. The reported high rates of musculoskeletal disorders in dental an...

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