journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30303689/comments-on-a-survey-of-fellowship-trained-upper-extremity-surgeons-on-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
#1
Dimitrios Stasinopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30295084/surgical-technique-and-anatomical-considerations-for-the-modified-l-episcopo-tendon-transfer
#2
David M Brogan, Fraser J Leversedge
BACKGROUND: Birth brachial plexus injury usually affects the upper trunks of the brachial plexus and can cause substantial loss of active shoulder external rotation and abduction. Due to the unbalanced rotational forces acting at the glenohumeral joint, the natural history of the condition involves progressive glenohumeral joint dysplasia with associated upper limb dysfunction. Surgical reconstruction methods have been described previously by Sever and L'Episcopo, and modified by Hoffer and Roper to release the adduction contracture and to restore external rotation and shoulder abduction...
October 7, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30269520/prospective-evaluation-of-opioid-consumption-following-cubital-tunnel-decompression-surgery
#3
Bryan A Hozack, Jack Abboudi, Gregory Gallant, Christopher M Jones, William Kirkpatrick, Frederic E Liss, Michael Rivlin, T Robert Takei, Mark L Wang, Matthew Silverman, Carol Foltz, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: Managing postoperative pain is important for patients and surgeons. However, there is concern over opioid dependency. Cubital tunnel decompression is among the most common upper extremity surgeries. Our study aimed to analyze opioid use after cubital tunnel decompression to guide postoperative opioid prescribing. METHODS: We prospectively collected opioid consumption for 16 consecutive months (February 2016 to June 2017) for cubital tunnel decompression patients...
September 29, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30246549/total-thumb-carpometacarpal-joint-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-functional-study-of-28-moovis-prostheses
#4
Nicolas Dreant, Marie-Anne Poumellec
BACKGROUND: Trapeziometacarpal prostheses have been used for more than 50 years in the treatment of first carpometacarpal joint arthritis. Even though this technique is more expensive than trapeziectomy, it has many advantages such as faster convalescence with better patient comfort and improved strength and range of motion. The aim of this study was to report the early functional results of a patient cohort treated with a dual mobility thumb carpometacarpal joint prosthesis. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to assess the functional results of 25 patients treated for trapeziometacarpal advanced osteoarthritis (Eaton and Littler stage III) with 28 MOOVIS prostheses...
September 23, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30244602/remote-injuries-and-outcomes-after-distal-radius-fracture-management
#5
Adeyemi A Ogunleye, Donna F Mullner, Anna Skochdopole, Milton Armstrong, Fernando A Herrera
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fracture (DRF) is a common fracture of the upper extremity. The role of concurrent injuries in patients treated for DRFs is poorly elucidated. The authors sought to determine whether remote injuries were associated with worse outcomes after management of DRFs. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including all consecutively seen patients by a university hospital hand service between 2010 and 2015. Preoperative radiographs were analyzed, and patients were managed by surgeon preference and evaluated postoperatively using pain scores...
September 22, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30239220/surgical-fixation-of-metacarpal-shaft-fractures-using-absorbable-implants-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#6
Jessica Hazan, Alain Joe Azzi, Stephanie Thibaudeau
BACKGROUND: Despite the proven efficacy and advantages of absorbable implants, their use for metacarpal shaft fixation has been limited. This is likely due to the high reported complication rates in early studies with polyglycolic acid (PGA) implants, notably high rates of noninfectious inflammatory reaction (5%-25%), occurring up to 30 weeks after fixation. The objective of this study was to assess the clinical outcomes of newer absorbable plates and screws in the treatment of metacarpal shaft fractures...
September 21, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30239211/steroid-injection-and-open-trigger-finger-release-outcomes-a-retrospective-review-of-999-digits
#7
Wendy Kar Yee Ng, Neil Olmscheid, Kellen Worhacz, Debra Sietsema, Scott Edwards
BACKGROUND: Open surgical release of the A1 pulley is the definitive treatment for the common hand condition of trigger finger, or inflammatory stenosing tenosynovitis. Anecdotal evidence among hand surgeons has questioned whether or not recent steroid injection may be related to complications following open trigger finger release, particularly wound infection, but no studies have primarily studied this connection to date. We aimed to determine whether recent steroid injection was associated with postoperative surgical infections...
September 21, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227727/a-comparison-of-barbed-suture-versus-traditional-techniques-for-muscle-belly-repair
#8
Kanu S Goyal, Amy L Speeckaert, Robert J Goitz, M Lance Tavana
BACKGROUND: The use of barbed sutures in wound closure and tendon repair has been previously been studied with improved results over traditional suture material. We examine the use of barbed suture in muscle belly repair in a custom configuration, comparing it with traditional configurations and a control. METHODS: Twenty-five matched porcine psoas muscles were assigned to 5 different test groups: Mason-Allen with #1 Ethibond, Figure of Eight Allen with #1 Ethibond, Modified Kessler with #1 Ethibond, Custom Configuration with #2 Barbed PDS, Custom Configuration with #1 Ethibond...
September 19, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227720/the-use-of-tpa-in-the-treatment-of-frostbite-a-systematic-review
#9
Richard L Hutchison, Hannah M Miller, Spencer K Michalke
BACKGROUND: The use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for the treatment of frostbite has been reported and advocated, but its efficacy has not been well established. We conducted a systematic review to guide physicians on the role of tPA in the treatment of frostbite. Our hypothesis was that the use of tPA improves clinical outcomes, as measured by amputation rate. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (PubMed) and EMBASE for primary research articles on the use of tPA for the treatment of extremity frostbite...
September 19, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205719/the-flexor-pollicis-longus-tendon-does-not-lie-parallel-to-the-thumb-metacarpal
#10
Jonathan Lans, Jan Jonas van Hernen, Beatriz Eusamio, Chris Langhammer, Kyle R Eberlin, Neal C Chen
BACKGROUND: Repair of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon by tendon retriever can be challenging because of uncertainty of the optimal direction. This study aims to describe the FPL tendon path in the thenar eminence. METHODS: In 18 hands of 9 cadavers, the angle of the FPL tendon was, after dissection, measured in relation to the axis formed between the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb and the dorsal carpometacarpal joint (MC1-axis) and the axis formed between the second MCP joint and the distal edge of the trapezium (MC2-axis)...
September 12, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205714/the-quantitative-anatomy-of-the-dorsal-scapholunate-interosseous-ligament
#11
M Claire Manske, Jerry I Huang
BACKGROUND: The anatomy of the scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) has been described qualitatively in great detail, with recognition of the dorsal component's importance for carpal stability. The purpose of this study was to define the quantitative anatomy of the dorsal SLIL and to assess the use of high-frequency ultrasound to image the dorsal SLIL. METHODS: We used high-frequency ultrasound imaging to evaluate 40 wrists in 20 volunteers and recorded the radial-ulnar (length) and dorsal-volar (thickness) dimensions of the dorsal SLIL and the dimensions of the scapholunate interval...
September 12, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30205706/a-unique-presentation-of-scaphocapitate-syndrome-with-extrusion-into-the-carpal-tunnel-a-case-report
#12
Sheriff D Akinleye, Eitan Melamed
BACKGROUND: Scaphocapitate syndrome is a rare variety of perilunate instability, described as a trans-scaphoid, trans-capitate fracture, with rotation of the capitate head either 90° or 180°. METHODS: We present a unique case of scaphocapitate syndrome in which the rotated proximal capitate fragment expelled into the carpal canal. RESULTS: The capitate head was extricated from the carpal tunnel via the volar approach, and was anatomically aligned and fixed through the dorsal approach using two 2...
September 12, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192648/a-comparison-of-locking-plates-and-intramedullary-pinning-for-fixation-of-metacarpal-shaft-fractures
#13
Daniel Dreyfuss, Raviv Allon, Nufar Izacson, Dan Hutt
BACKGROUND: Metacarpal shaft fractures that necessitate surgery are frequently fixated with either intramedullary pins or plates and screws. This study compared outcome measurements of these two techniques. METHODS: Patients operated on for closed shaft fractures of metacarpals 2-5 were examined at least 1 year after injury. All fractures were fixated by pinning between years 2013 and 2015 and by locking plates and screws between 2016 and 2017. Evaluation included range of motion measurements for all fingers compared with the contralateral hand; comparison of grip strength; finger alignment and rotation; Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score; and radiographic measurements of fracture reduction and healing...
September 7, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192641/discretionary-surgery-a-comparison-of-workers-compensation-and-commercial-insurance
#14
Bonheur A T D van der Gronde, Tom J Crijns, David Ring, Nina Leung
BACKGROUND: Workers' compensation is intended for injuries that occur at work and is expected to be mostly for trauma and mostly nondiscretionary conditions. We tested the null hypothesis that there is no difference in the ratio of likely discretionary to likely nondiscretionary surgery between patients treated under workers' compensation compared with commercial insurance controlling for age, sex, and anatomical site for either traumatic or nontraumatic diagnoses. METHODS: Using claims data from the Texas workers' compensation database and Truven Health commercial claims we classified International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnoses and procedure codes as likely discretionary or likely nondiscretionary, and as traumatic or nontraumatic...
September 7, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30188195/basilar-thumb-arthritis-the-utility-of-suture-button-suspensionplasty
#15
Brent R DeGeorge, Sagar S Chawla, Bassem T Elhassan, Sanjeev Kakar
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare the functional outcomes, radiographic outcomes, and complications of trapeziectomy and flexor carpi radialis (FCR) to abductor pollicis longus (APL) side-to-side tendon transfer with or without suture-button suspensionplasty for thumb basilar joint arthritis. METHODS: Patients treated with and without suture-button suspensionplasty were compared over a 6-year period. Data were reviewed for complications and functional outcomes, including grip and pinch strength, range of motion, and visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores...
September 6, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30188193/impact-of-casting-and-splinting-manipulations-on-below-dressing-pressures-an-experimental-model
#16
Nikhil Adapa, Kanu S Goyal
BACKGROUND: We tested how different applications of casts and splints affect underlying below-dressing pressures and how these dressings respond to swelling. METHODS: A 3-in polyvinyl chloride pipe with an attached 100 mL saline bag to the outer surface was used to simulate a human forearm. A pressure transducer was attached to the bag and connected to a monitor providing continuous pressure measurements. Either a circumferential fiberglass cast or single-sided plaster splint was applied around the bag...
September 6, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30188191/utilization-of-electrodiagnostic-testing-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-by-general-practitioners-prior-to-hand-surgery-consultation
#17
Joshua Colombo, Smiresh Shah
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral mononeuropathy and thus is frequently encountered by general practitioners (GPs). The aim of this study is to investigate the referral pattern of GPs with regard to electrodiagnostic (EDX) testing for suspected CTS prior to hand surgery consultation, as well as to investigate the results of EDX testing for suspected CTS when requested by GPs prior to evaluation by a hand surgeon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients referred to our hand surgery clinic over a consecutive 2-year period for suspected CTS...
September 6, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30188186/coban-method-for-removing-a-constricting-ring
#18
Virak Tan
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been described for removal of a tight constricting ring from a finger. A novel procedure is described in this article. METHODS: The method is a modification of the string wrap or winding technique. A 1-inch Coban wrap, lubricant, and pickups are all that is required. RESULTS: The author has used this method to remove constricting rings from swollen and arthritic fingers in 5 patients. The technique has been successful in all cases, and no complications occurred...
September 6, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30188185/pullout-strength-after-multiple-reinsertions-in-radial-bone-fixation
#19
Alfonso Mejia, Giovanni Solitro, Elena Gonzalez, Amit Parekh, Mark Gonzalez, Farid Amirouche
BACKGROUND: Due to bone cutting loss from self-tapping screws (STS), progressive destruction of bone can occur with each reinsertion during surgery. When considering the use of jigs that utilize multiple insertions such as those seen in ulnar and radial shortening osteotomy systems, or scenarios where a screw needs to be removed and reinserted due to some technical issue, this can be concerning, as multiple studies examining the effects of multiple reinsertions and the relationship between insertional torque and pullout strength have had mixed results...
September 6, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30182746/thirty-day-outcomes-following-surgical-decompression-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#20
Talha Maqbool, Christine B Novak, Timothy Jackson, Heather L Baltzer
BACKGROUND: Surgical thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) management involves decompression of the neurovascular structures by releasing the anterior and/or middle scalene muscles, resection of the first and/or cervical ribs, or a combination. Various surgical approaches (transaxillary, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, and transthoracic) have been used with varying rates of complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate early postoperative outcomes following surgical decompression for TOS...
September 5, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
journal
journal
41250
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"