Jong-Hun Ji

Catholic University of Korea, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Tumoral calcinosis is an uncommon disorder and characterized by development of calcified masses within the soft tissues near the large joints such as the hip, elbow, and shoulder and rarely occurs in the foot. We report a case of tumoral calcinosis at the first meta-tarso-phalangeal (MTP) joint of foot with hallux valgus deformity associated with bunion which required resection. Surgical excision of the calcific mass alone, without surgery to the minimal hallux valgus, resulted in resolution of symptoms, without recurrence of the lesion. Subsequently, speculative etiology, differential diagnostic considerations as well as the therapeutic interventions for tumoral calcinosis are discussed taking into consideration the current literature. We conclude that tumoral calcinosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a painful mass that develops in the small joints of the foot.
    Foot and Ankle Surgery 03/2014; 20(1):e15-e18.
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    ABSTRACT: Fracture of the proximal humerus metaphysis with coexistent dislocation of the shoulder in children is a rare injury. The injury often occurs as a consequence of high velocity trauma. Most fractures of the proximal humerus commonly associated with the epiphysis in children can be treated with closed reduction. We presented a case of 5-year-old girl who sustained this type of fracture- dislocation of the shoulder. Open reduction and internal fixation with multiple smooth K-wires was performed. At two years follow-up, the patient was pain free and regained full range of motion.
    Chinese Journal of Traumatology (English Edition) 02/2014; 17(1):54-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Arthroscopic removal, now the main treatment option, has almost replaced open surgery for treatment of resistant calcific tendinitis. In some cases of chronic calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, the calcific materials are hard and adherent to the tendon. Removal of these materials can cause significant intratendinous tears between the superficial and deep layers of the degenerated rotator cuff. Thus far, there are no established surgical techniques for removing the calcific materials while ensuring cuff integrity. Good clinical results for rotator cuff repair were achieved by using an arthroscopic suture bridge technique in patients with long-standing calcific tendinitis. Intact rotator cuff integrity and recovery of signal change on follow-up magnetic resonance imaging scans were confirmed. This is a technical note about a surgical technique and its clinical results with a review of relevant published reports.
    Orthopaedic Surgery 11/2013; 5(4):289-292.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to determine the anatomical and clinical outcomes of a biceps-incorporating rotator cuff repair without detaching the biceps origin from the glenoid in a large or massive rotator cuff tear, in which the biceps tendon could be incorporated into the cuff defect and help to provide tendon healing and prevent upward migration of the humeral head. Thirty-five consecutive patients with a mean age of 62 years (41-81 years) had primary arthroscopic repair of their large or massive rotator cuff in which biceps tendon incorporated into the cuff defect without detaching the biceps tendon from the glenoid was performed. Functional outcome was determined by the visual analog scale (VAS) for pain during motions, simple shoulder test (SST), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) score, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores (ASES) (mean follow-up, 24 months). The continuity of rotator cuff mechanism was evaluated using the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) among all the patients after 2 years. At the final follow-up, mean VAS scores increased significantly from 7.1 to 2.0 points, ASES scores from 35 to 83, UCLA scores from 14 to 30, and SST scores from 4 to 9, respectively (p < 0.05). Moreover, the range of motion was significantly increased except the external rotation from preoperative 27° to postoperative 33° (p = 0.183). MRI evaluation showed that 22 of 35 patients (63 %) had heeled tendons and 7 patients (20 %) had partial re-tear. Of 35 patients, 6 (17 %) had a complete re-tear. Only 3 of these 6 patients were not satisfied with the result. Using this simple biceps-incorporating rotator cuff repair technique, we achieved good clinical and moderate anatomical results, and prevent superior migration of the humeral head in a large or massive rotator cuff tear. Level IV retrospective review.
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 10/2013; · 0.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the early results of arthroscopic treatment in patients with missed occult greater tuberosity (GT) fracture of the humerus using the arthroscopic suture-bridge fixation technique. METHODS: Between January 2007 and August 2010, we used arthroscopic suture-bridge fixation in 15 cases of missed occult GT fractures, which were referred to our department with persistent symptoms following trauma, despite physical therapy. Occult GT fracture was diagnosed with bone marrow edema seen on magnetic resonance imaging in all patients. There were 13 male and 2 female patients with a mean age of 45 years (range 31-67 years). Mean time period until the surgery following the initial trauma was 4 months (1.5-12 months). For the measurement of clinical outcomes, we assessed the range of motion and evaluated the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores and simple shoulder test (SST). RESULTS: The early clinical results were evaluated in these patients at a mean of 24 months (range 14-36 months) after surgery. All the patients were satisfied with the surgery. The mean UCLA, ASES, and SST scores improved from preoperative 15, 39, and 2 to postoperative 33, 91, and 11, respectively (P < .05). Mean forward flexion, abduction, external rotation at the neutral position, and internal rotation were improved to 159°, 155°, 24°, and L1, respectively, at the final follow-up. CONCLUSION: In the occult GT fracture with persistent shoulder symptoms, arthroscopic suture-bridge fixation and early rehabilitation showed excellent clinical outcomes on a short-term follow-up study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Retrospective review, Level IV.
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 04/2013; · 0.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pseudoaneurysms in the foot are more often reported in the lateral plantar artery than the medial plantar artery, most likely because of its more superficial location. There are no reports of pseudoaneurysm of the medial plantar artery after trauma. We present two cases of pseudoaneurysm of the medial plantar artery after blunt foot trauma and foot laceration. This pseudoaneurysm compressed a posterior tibial nerve, resulting in tarsal tunnel syndrome. The patients were treated successfully using transcatheter embolization without the need for surgical intervention. The tarsal tunnel syndrome also subsided. Here, the authors report these cases and provide a review of literature.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 12/2012; · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Extensor tendon triggering is a rare disease entity. Even less common is a case of extensor digiti minimi (EDM) double triggering caused by impingement on the extensor retinaculum. Herein, we describe one patient with EDM double triggering developed at the extensor retinaculum and over the metacarpal head caused by its impingement on the extensor retinaculum.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 12/2012; · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: Postoperative pain in arthroscopic shoulder surgery cannot be easily controlled with analgesics and nerve blocks. This study shows the analgesic effect of interscalene block (ISB) and suprascapular nerve block and axillary nerve block (SSNB + ANB) in patients under patient controlled analgesia (PCA). METHODS: Sixty-one patients (26 men and 35 women) who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were selected and allocated non-randomly to one of three groups: PCA only-group, PCA with ISB-group and PCA with SSNB + ANB-group. Visual analogue scale (VAS) score, degree of satisfaction, PCA usage and incidence of nausea and vomiting were evaluated at the recovery room, 8, 16 and 24 postoperative hours. RESULTS: The VAS score of the PCA only-group was highest at the recovery room. The VAS score of the PCA with ISB-group was the lowest, however, with large fluctuations over time. Although the VAS score of the PCA with SSNB + ANB-group was higher than that of the PCA with ISB-group, it was steadily lower than the PCA-only group, without any fluctuations. The degree of satisfaction of the PCA with ISB-group was highest at the recovery room. The number of times the PCA was used at the 8-h postoperative evaluation was largest in the PCA only-group. CONCLUSIONS: The initial 24 h after surgery plays a key role in controlling pain after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. PCA with SSNB + ANB is a better anaesthetic choice than PCA with ISB or PCA only during the initial 24 h of the postoperative period. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Clinical study, Level II.
    Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 03/2012; · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pyogenic arthritis of lumber spinal facet joints is an extremely rare condition. There are only 40 reported cases worldwide. Most cases were associated with history of paravertebral injection, which was not found in our patient. At the time of hospital admission, he had no abnormal magnetic resonance image findings. Two weeks later, he developed pyogenic facet joint arthritis associated with paravertebral and epidural abscess. This report is the first to describe delayed presentation of pyogenic arthritis associated with paravertebral abscess and epidural infection.
    Asian spine journal 12/2011; 5(4):245-9.
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    ABSTRACT: The location and degree of bony defects that can affect clinical outcomes remains controversial in recurrent shoulder dislocation. The purpose of this study was to define the most common location of glenoid bony defects in patients with recurrent shoulder dislocation. We analyzed the shape and aspect ratio of 44 glenoids from deceased donors. Glenoid size was analyzed using a 3-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) scan in 24 patients with recurrent shoulder dislocation who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair. We measured the distances from the center of the longitudinal axis of the glenoid to the anterior glenoid rim at 9 positions, 10° apart, from 3:00 to 6:00 o'clock positions in the cadaver and patient groups. We compared the quantification of glenoid defects in the 24 patients using the 3D CT scan. A predictive model based on a discriminant analysis was developed. The largest length differences of the glenoid were at the 3:20 o'clock position. When percentage of bone antidefect of the 3:20 o'clock position was used, the model predicted the existence of a defect with 89.7% hit ratio. The major direction of the glenoid defect was in a more anterior position rather than the anteroinferior glenoid in patients with recurrent shoulder dislocation. The 3:20 o'clock position was most common location of glenoid defect in shoulder instability. This pattern of bone loss should be considered by the surgeon when operating on these patients, especially when performing arthroscopic procedures for Bankart repair or bone block operations to the glenoid.
    Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.] 11/2011; 21(6):822-7. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Partial articular surface of the rotator cuff tendon tears has been recognized as a source of treatable shoulder pain and a precursory pathology for full-thickness tendon tears. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a possible surgical method of treatment. Recent data have shown that the treating partial-thickness rotator cuff repairs with transtendon technique shows good clinical outcome. The use of this technique enables the reconstitution of the tendon with complete reconstruction of its footprint without damaging its intact bursal part. In cases of high grade partial articular-sided degenerative rotator cuff tears (involving >50% of the tendon) in older patients, there is a possibility of poor healing or re-tear of the rotator cuff repair, which may be associated with poor tendon quality and substantial thinning of the rotator cuff, subsequently revision surgery in these patients will be demanding. To mitigate these problems, we describe here a new arthroscopic transtendon repair technique with tenotomized long head biceps tendon augmentation for high grade partial articular rotator cuff tear with the goal of providing increase tendon healing, as well as to minimize the probability of failure of the construct and to improve the clinical outcomes. The clinical results of the first 39 consecutive patients are reported showing significant decrease in pain and improved shoulder scores, as well as the post-operative range of motion and with no cases of re-tear of the rotator cuff tendon.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 08/2011; 132(3):335-42. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The combination of suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) and axillary nerve block (ANB) has been reported to provide safe and effective analgesia for arthroscopic shoulder surgery. This study was designed to identify anatomic landmarks of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) and axillary nerve (AN) and to evaluate the effects of SSNB and ANB using the identified landmarks. This study included 52 cadaveric shoulders and 30 patients in the anatomic and clinical studies, respectively. After the exact location of the SSN and AN was identified from the cadavers, the clinical study at the end of the operation and at 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, and 48 hours postoperatively was performed in 2 groups: without both SSNB and ANB (group I) and with both SSNB and ANB (group II). The SSN was located at a length of one-half (2/5-3/5, 88%) from the anterior tip of the acromion to the superior angle of the scapula and at a length of two-fifths (1/3-1/2, 100%) from the anterior tip of the acromion to the medial border of the spine. The AN was located at a length of three-fifths (2/5-4/5, 98%) from the acromial angle to the inferior insertion of the teres major muscle. The depth from the skin was 3.20 ± 0.58 cm for the SSN and 2.07 ± 0.45 cm for the AN. The clinical study showed that the total amount of analgesic for patient-controlled anesthesia was markedly decreased at the end of the operation and at 8 hours postoperatively in group II compared with group I. The SSNB and ANB were considered to provide safe and effective analgesia in terms of early postoperative pain in arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
    Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.] 08/2011; 20(7):1061-8. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present two patients with open pilon fractures with large bone defects treated successfully with fibular strut allografts. The patients were initially treated by massive irrigation, wound debridement, and temporary external fixation. After complete wound healing, the bone defects were managed. Because autologous iliac crest or fibular bone grafts were impossible to be harvested due to multiple fractures, the bone defects were reconstructed with fibular strut allografts. Fixation was performed with a periarticular distal tibia locking plate. At 2 months postoperatively, the patients ambulated with partial weight-bearing; at 6 months, they had full range of motion of the ankle joint and full weight-bearing.
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 08/2011; 21(6):439-444. · 0.18 Impact Factor
  • Sang-Eun Park, Jung-Uee Lee, Jong-Hun Ji
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    ABSTRACT: Both intraneural lipoma and chondroid lipoma have been reported in the previous literature as a separate disease entity on rare occasions. But intraneural chondroid lipoma has not been ever reported till now. So we present such a patient with an intraneural chondroid lipoma localized to common peroneal nerve.
    Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 12/2010; 19(5):832-4. · 2.68 Impact Factor
  • Jong-Hun Ji, Yeon-Soo Lee, Mohamed Shafi
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    ABSTRACT: Synovial lipoma arborescens (SLA) is a rare, benign, fat-containing synovial proliferative lesion that is typically known to affect the knee joint in adults, although it has also been described in other joints. SLA usually presents as a painless swelling and recurrent joint effusion, and the laboratory test results, including aspirated synovial fluid, are usually normal. We present here two cases of SLA of the knee, which presented as spontaneous recurrent hemarthroses in elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) with bloody aspirated synovial fluid. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and arthroscopic synovectomy suggested the diagnosis of SLA; the histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis. One year later, both patients remain symptom-free and report no new episodes of hemarthrosis. We postulate that SLA should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with recurrent joint effusions with hemarthrosis in elderly patients with OA. The clinical presentation, MRI findings, and treatment of SLA are described, and the entity is briefly reviewed.
    Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 10/2010; 18(10):1352-5. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There has been a recent interest in the double row repair method for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair following favourable biomechanical results reported by some studies. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results of arthroscopic single row and double row repair methods in the full-thickness rotator cuff tears. 22 patients of arthroscopic single row repair (group I) and 25 patients who underwent double row repair (group II) from March 2003 to March 2005 were retrospectively evaluated and compared for the clinical outcomes. The mean age was 58 years and 56 years respectively for group I and II. The average follow-up in the two groups was 24 months. The evaluation was done by using the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) rating scale and the shoulder index of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). In Group I, the mean ASES score increased from 30.48 to 87.40 and the mean ASES score increased from 32.00 to 91.45 in the Group II. The mean UCLA score increased from the preoperative 12.23 to 30.82 in Group I and from 12.20 to 32.40 in Group II. Each method has shown no statistical clinical differences between two methods, but based on the sub scores of UCLA score, the double row repair method yields better results for the strength, and it gives more satisfaction to the patients than the single row repair method. Comparing the two methods, double row repair group showed better clinical results in recovering strength and gave more satisfaction to the patients but no statistical clinical difference was found between 2 methods.
    Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 07/2010; 44(3):308-13. · 0.74 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are rare complications after arthroscopic knee procedures. Most of the cases of thromboembolic complications reported to have involved unilateral knee arthroscopic patients; here, we report the cases of patients with bilateral knee arthroscopy. The patients were treated with anticoagulants and thrombolytics and subjected to necessary laboratory monitoring. All the patients recovered well after the treatment and were symptom-free during a 6-month follow-up. The purpose of this article was to increase the awareness of knee arthroscopists of this complication.
    Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 07/2010; 18(7):894-7. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Paralabral cyst of the shoulder joint can be observed in 2% to 4% of the general population, particularly in men during the third and fourth decade. On average, these cysts measure 10 mm to 20 mm in diameter and are located preferentially on the postero-superior aspect of the glenoid. The MRI has increased the frequency of the diagnosis of paralabral cysts of the shoulder joint. Paralabral cysts of the shoulder joint usually develop in the proximity of the labrum. The relationship between shoulder instability and labral tears is well known, however, the association of shoulder instability with a paralabral cyst is rare. Shoulder instability may cause labral injury or labral injury may cause shoulder instability, and then injured tear develops paralabral cyst. In our patient, the inferior paralabral cyst may be associated with inferior labral tears and instability MRI.
    Clinics in orthopedic surgery 06/2010; 2(2):121-4.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the early results of arthroscopic treatment in patients with comminuted, displaced greater tuberosity (GT) fractures using the arthroscopic double-row suture anchor fixation (ADSF) technique. Between August 2004 and December 2007, we used the ADSF technique in 16 cases of isolated comminuted, displaced GT fractures. The early clinical results were evaluated in these patients at a mean of 24 months (range, 16 to 51 months) after surgery. There were 11 male and 5 female patients with a mean age of 56.5 years (range, 27 to 82 years). These 16 cases had at least 5 mm of displacement of the fracture fragments in any plane. For measurement of clinical outcomes, we assessed range of motion and evaluated the visual analog scale score; the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) rating scale; and the shoulder index of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. At final follow-up, the visual analog scale score improved from 9.4 (range, 8 to 10 points) to 1.2 (range, 0 to 4 points), the mean UCLA score improved to 31 points (range, 21 to 35 points) postoperatively, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score improved to 88.1 points (range, 81.5 to 100 points). According to the UCLA score, there were 3 excellent results, 11 good results, and 2 poor results. Mean forward flexion was 148.7 degrees (range, 120 degrees to 170 degrees), mean abduction was 145 degrees (range, 120 degrees to 170 degrees), mean external rotation in the neutral position was 24 degrees (range, 10 degrees to 40 degrees), and internal rotation improved to the first lumbar vertebral level (from L3 to T7) at last follow-up. The early results of the ADSF technique used for displaced, comminuted GT fractures are encouraging, and arthroscopists should attempt to expand the indications for arthroscopic treatment of these fractures. Level IV, therapeutic case series.
    Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 05/2010; 26(5):600-9. · 3.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ganglion cysts of the shoulder are rare, and the pathogenesis is similar to that of meniscal cysts. We present details of two cases of isolated ganglion cyst of shoulder which were treated arthroscopically. Both patients following 1 year after the surgery, complained of nonspecific shoulder pain and magnetic resonance imaging revealed new SLAP lesion which was treated arthroscopically.
    Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 07/2009; 17(12):1500-3. · 2.68 Impact Factor