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Research Article 

ICR-Like and Osteoarthritis in Geriatric Patients: Pilot Study at an RCH Facility

Alessandro Greco, Valentina Lorengo, Nadia Malfatti, Elisabetta Zanella, Laura Sarnella, Manuela Sicher, Ilaria Frati and Nicolo Panza

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a rheumatic disease that affects the joints. It is a chronic degenerative disorder of an inflammatory nature affecting joint elements (cartilage, synovia, capsule). OA is one of the most common causes of painful disorders, affecting about 10% of the general adult population and 50% of people over the age of 60 years.

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Review Article 

A Guide to Writing eHealth Websites with Orthopaedics as an Example - Readability, Reliability, Usability

J Chandrananth, A Fraval, YM Chong, M Chandrananth and P Tran

Abstract

The leading source of information in our modern era is the internet, but there is no assurance that all the material available is reliable or even comprehensible to the general population. There must be guidelines for the effective creation of eHealth websites which have the aim of patient education.

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Case Reports 

Iatrogenic Ulnar Nerve Palsy Post Supracondylar K-Wire Insertion: Case Report and Review of Literature

Milly Huang, Ash Chehata and Luke J Bonato

Abstract

Ulnar nerve damage is a recognised complication of Kirschner wires (K-wire) pinning of supracondylar fractures, and can occur as an iatrogenic consequence of surgery in up to 20% of patients.

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Research Article 

Polyethylene Finite Element Wear Simulation Evaluated by Clinical RSA Wear Measurements

Christian Wong and Maiken Stilling

Abstract

Documentation on medical devices should be mandatory before clinical use, and phased introduction is warranted to avoid unfortunate failures at larger scale.

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Research Article 

Knee Loading due to Varus and External Rotation in Gait Supports Medial Compartment Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Timothy L Norman, Joel Hutchison, Michael R Gardner and J David Blaha

Abstract

Total knee replacement (TKR) is a common treatment for gonarthrosis and has seen increasing use over the last 20 years. Malalignment of the lower extremity may be not only a cause for gonarthrosis but a precursor for failure of total knee prosthetic components.

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Case Report 

Sub-Acute Brachial Plexopathy After Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fracture

Mark Schultzel MD , Christopher M Klein BS, David C Hay MD and John M Itamura MD

Abstract

A 52-year-old woman sustained a closed, mid-shaft, displaced right clavicle fracture with subsequent brachial plexopathy. Examination revealed weakness in deltoid, as well as with elbow, wrist, and finger extension, with diminished sensation. Radiographs revealed shortening and displacement.

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EDITORIAL 

Who's to Blame for the Opiod Overdose Epidemic?

Justus Fiechtner

Abstract

There is considerable consternation about the fact that the number of drug abuse deaths now exceeds the number of highway deaths in the United States (47,005 vs. 32,675 in 2014). The Centers for Disease Control report that the rate of death due to opiods increased by 200% from the years 2000-2014.

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