International Archives of

Orthopaedic SurgeryISSN: 2643-4016

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710011

A Dedicated Orthopaedic Trauma Admission Document Significantly Improves Recording of Patient Information

Jefferies JG, Brown CD and Shields D

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 24, 2019

Meticulous documentation in clinical records has been shown to improve patient care and clinician performance. Conversely, poor documentation is associated with an increased risk of adverse events. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) issues guidance on the contents of surgical admissions documentation. Audit highlighted frequent omission of key criteria set out by RCS with freehand documentation. We set out to design, implement, and evaluate an orthopaedic admission proforma for our trauma patie...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710010

Age Decrease in Brain Rate and Duration of Life

Schurov VA

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 24, 2019

Work done for the purpose of analysis of the dependence of the pace of age-related decline in speed of cerebral blood flow and functional status of the musculoskeletal system of different groups of patients. Investigated the blood flow velocity (FV) in middle cerebral arteries (MCA) during the function of the muscle samples from subjects of different age 12 groups (214 people): Healthy individuals, patients with fractures of the extremities and congenital shortening of the tibia in the treatment...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710009

Pseudoaneurysm of the Deep Femoral Artery Following Internal Fixation for Pertrochanteric Fracture: A Report of 2 Cases

Kedous MA, Miladi M, Msakni A, Rkhami M, Chebbi W, Zaraa M and Mbarek M

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 01, 2019

Pertrochanteric fractures count among the most frequent fractures in elderly persons but their vascular complications are rare. We present two cases of pseudoaneurysm following internal fixation for pertrochanteric fractures in relatively young patients aged 67 and 68-years-old. The post-operative follow up was marked by the onset of a pulsatile swelling in the inner thigh. The diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of the deep femoral artery was made by arterio-venous Doppler-ultrasound and CT-angiography...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710008

Stress Fractures in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Christian Heng

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 31, 2019

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS) is a rare autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder. Patients with this disorder have mutations in several genes which encode for Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Receptor. This genetic mutation causes patients to have low bone mineral density, usually resulting in osteoporotic-like fractures. Stress fractures are rarely reported in patients with LDS. We report a case of stress fracture in a patient with LDS, discuss the management of this patient and provide a brie...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710007

Open Fractures Treated in a Regional Trauma Centre in Nigeria: Presentation and Outcome - A Prospective Observational Study

Ibeanusi SEB and Obalum DC

Article Type: An Observational Study | First Published: April 19, 2019

Open fractures present a significant challenge to the patient and his family and the managing surgeons. Open fracture often results from high energy injuries such as road traffic crashes, gunshot injuries, falls from heights and high-speed sports. Open fractures are associated with life-threatening and limb threatening injuries and are often associated with complications such as infection, malunion, and non-union. Controversies abound in the pattern of presentation, management, and outcome of op...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710006

Pattern and Outcome of Femoral Fractures Treated in a Regional Trauma Centre in South South, Nigeria

Ibeanusi SE and J Chioma

Article Type: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY | First Published: February 28, 2019

The size, structure, and role of the femur make it a major load bearing bone in the body. Fractures of the femur present with varied patterns in aetiology, treatment modality and outcome. Fracture of the femur usually follows significant trauma which often can be life-threatening particularly in young persons. Even in the elderly, the consequence of fractured femur can be life-threatening. This study aims to evaluate the pattern of presentation of fractures of the femur treated in a regional tra...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAOS-2017/1710005

Age and Gender-Related Collagen Alterations in the Transverse Carpal Ligament of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Srinath Kamineni, Satya Alluri, Hamza Ashfaq and Yoshida Ruriko

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: February 21, 2019

The aim of our study was to examine both age and gender-related alterations in collagen expression of the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Resected TCLs were collected from 10 patients undergoing open carpal tunnel decompression. These were randomly divided equally into two groups of five patients, with equal numbers of men (average age 49.6) and women (average age 57.4). Histological staining [Hematoxylin & eosin and Picrosirius red (PSR...

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