Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane and Autogenous Adipose Tissue as an Interpositional Spacer After Resection of a Cubonavicular Coalition: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
- 作者列表："Ehredt DJ Jr","Zulauf EE","Kim HM","Connors J
:Coalitions of the hindfoot are a relatively rare but challenging condition encountered by foot and ankle surgeons. Those that manifest between the cuboid and navicular (cubonavicular coalitions) are seen even more infrequently and are estimated to comprise ∼1% of all tarsal coalitions. Treatment for cubonavicular coalitions parallels protocols for more common hindfoot coalitions. Typically, resection versus hindfoot arthrodesis procedures are used. The present study describes the case of a 34-year-old male with a painful cubonavicular coalition and early secondary signs of arthrosis. Despite the recommended guidelines of hindfoot arthrodesis, he elected for surgical resection. Autogenous adipose tissue and cryopreserved amniotic membrane were used for interposition at the resection site. This case demonstrates that surgical resection with interpositional grafting can be successful even in advanced disease states.
: 后足联盟是足踝外科医生遇到的一种相对罕见但具有挑战性的情况。那些表现在长方体和舟形之间的 (长舟形联盟) 甚至更少见，估计占所有跗骨联盟的 ∼ 1%。Cubonavicular联盟的治疗与更常见的后足联盟的方案平行。通常使用切除与后足关节融合术。本研究描述了 1 例 34 岁男性患者，伴有疼痛性牙槽骨联合和早期继发性关节病体征。尽管推荐了后足关节融合术的指南，他还是选择了手术切除。切除部位采用自体脂肪组织和冷冻保存的羊膜进行间置。本病例表明，即使在晚期疾病状态下，手术切除加中间植骨也可以成功。
METHODS::Impairments in social cognition have been frequently described in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) and are thought to be a hallmark of difficulties in social interactions. The present study addresses aspects that are critical for everyday social cognitive functioning but have received little attention so far. Sixteen children with 22q11.2DS and 22 controls completed 1 task of facial expression recognition, 1 task of attribution of facial expressions to faceless characters involved in visually presented social interactions, and 1 task of attribution of facial expressions to characters involved in aurally presented dialogues. All three tasks have in common to involve processing of emotions. All participants also completed two tasks of attention and two tasks of visual spatial perception, and their parents completed some scales regarding behavioural problems of their children. Patients performed worse than controls in all three tasks of emotion processing, and even worse in the second and third tasks. However, they performed above chance level in all three tasks, and the results were independent of IQ, age and gender. The analysis of error patterns suggests that patients tend to coarsely categorize situations as either attractive or repulsive and also that they have difficulties in differentiating emotions that are associated with threats. An isolated association between the tasks of emotion and behaviour was found, showing that the more frequently patients with 22q11.2DS perceive happiness where there is not, the less they exhibit aggressive behaviour.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:We describe the first radiographic clinic in the literature for DDH and how this novel clinic can significantly improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of service in a tertiary referral centre. AIMS:A radiographic clinic for the management of developmental dysplasia of the hip was introduced in 2017 in our institution. We performed a detailed cost analysis to assess the economic savings made with the introduction of this new clinic. We assessed the efficiency of the service by identifying how many unnecessary outpatient visits were prevented. We also assessed the difference in times from referral to review between the two clinics. METHODS:Analysis of the clinic activity in 2017 was possible as all data was collected prospectively by the DDH CNS and stored in our database. Cost analysis was performed, and the savings made per patient along with the financial benefit to our institution was recorded. RESULTS:The new radiographic clinic reduced the cost of reviewing one patient by €162.51 per patient. There was a 73% discharge rate from the clinic which prevented 251 unnecessary patient visits to the outpatient department over the course of the year. There was a significant 11-day reduction in waiting times between referral and review when comparing the radiographic to the conventional clinic (p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS:A radiographic clinic for the management of developmental dysplasia of the hip has a significant effect on the efficiency and overall cost-effectiveness of service provision in a tertiary referral centre.
METHODS:INTRODUCTION:Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO) involves periacetabular osteotomies of the ilium, ischium, and pubis to reorient the acetabulum. This operation is indicated in certain situations for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip, dysplastic neuromuscular hips, and for containment of the femoral head in cases of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. METHODS:This retrospective cohort study compares radiographic outcomes of patients who underwent TPO using two different techniques and describes a novel single-incision direct lateral approach. TPO was performed on 22 patients by the senior author. The first 10 patients underwent TPO through a single-incision anterolateral approach. The last 12 patients underwent TPO using the direct lateral approach. Preoperative and postoperative pelvic radiographs were reviewed for each patient, and the migration index and center-edge angle were recorded. RESULTS:The migration index and center-edge angle were evaluated and were not found to be significantly different between the anterolateral and direct lateral groups. The direct lateral approach is described. CONCLUSION:The direct lateral approach for TPO is equivalent to the anterolateral approach on radiographic evaluation. Advantages of the direct lateral approach include direct visualization of the ischial osteotomy, effective mobilization of the acetabulum, and safety of the sciatic nerve.