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Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667850/a-survey-of-fellowship-trained-upper-extremity-surgeons-on-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
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Steven R Niedermeier, Nisha Crouser, Amy Speeckaert, Kanu S Goyal
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to investigate current management strategies for lateral epicondylitis by fellowship-trained upper extremity surgeons. METHODS: A 17-question survey of treatment approaches and outcomes related to lateral epicondylitis was sent to 3354 surgeons using the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons member databases. RESULTS: Six hundred twelve upper extremity surgeons completed the survey...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661071/a-comparison-of-image-quality-and-radiation-exposure-between-the-mini-c-arm-and-the-standard-c-arm
#2
Juliaan R M van Rappard, Willy A Hummel, Tijmen de Jong, Chantal M Mouës
BACKGROUND: The use of intraoperative fluoroscopy has become mandatory in osseous hand surgery. Due to its overall practicality, the mini C-arm has gained popularity among hand surgeons over the standard C-arm. This study compares image quality and radiation exposure for patient and staff between the mini C-arm and the standard C-arm, both with flat panel technology. METHODS: An observer-based subjective image quality study was performed using a contrast detail (CD) phantom...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661070/scaphoid-cysts-literature-review-of-etiology-treatment-and-prognosis
#3
Tyler Safran, Jessica Hazan, Becher Al-Halabi, Hassan Al-Naeem, Sabrina Cugno
BACKGROUND: Cystic lesions of the carpal bones are rare entities that are infrequently reported in the literature. Scaphoid intraosseous cystic lesions represent a rare subset of carpal bone cysts. This review aims to summarize the available evidence on the evaluation and treatment of scaphoid cystic lesions to help guide clinical management. METHODS: Systematic electronic searches were performed using PubMed, Ovid, and Embase databases. Studies included were graded for their risk of bias...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661069/the-black-cloud-phenomenon-in-hand-surgery
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Emily Zhao, Nathan Tiedeken, William Wang, John Fowler
BACKGROUND: The term black cloud for a surgeon is generally used to describe someone who is unusually busy compared with his or her counterparts, and it is a superstition that tends to pervade the medical world. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether black clouds exist in hand surgery. METHODS: We examined one academic year's worth of hand surgery-specific call at a level I trauma center and tabulated the number of hand-related patient transfers and add-on cases per surgeon...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661068/correlation-between-radiological-parameters-and-functional-outcomes-in-patients-older-than-60-years-of-age-with-distal-radius-fracture
#5
Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Monclus, Héctor Gutiérrez-Espinoza, Jonathan Zavala-González, Cristian Olguín-Huerta, David Rubio-Oyarzún, Felipe Araya-Quintanilla
BACKGROUND: The relationship between radiographic and functional outcomes is controversial in the elderly. The objective of this study is to determine whether there is a correlation between functional outcome and acceptable distal radius fracture (DRF) alignment in patients older than 60 years of age. METHODS: This correlation study was carried out at the Central Metropolitan Health Service of Chile. A total of 180 patients diagnosed with extra-articular DRF, according to the AO classification, were prospectively recruited...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619888/proximal-interphalangeal-joint-silicone-arthroplasty-for-osteoarthritis-midterm-outcomes
#6
Nima Naghshineh, Kanu Goyal, Juan M Giugale, Mithun K Neral, Joel V Ferreira, Glenn A Buterbaugh, Joseph E Imbriglia
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint affects a large percentage of the population and can lead to significant functional disability. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the midterm clinical effectiveness of PIP joint arthroplasty for nonrheumatic arthritis. METHODS: A single-center retrospective cohort study evaluating preoperative and postoperative objective and subjective measures was conducted. Range of motion (ROM), Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand scores, key pinch strength, grip strength, and satisfaction with respect to pain, deformity, function, and strength were measured...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619887/corrigendum
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Akinleye SD, Makani A, Dalinka MK, et al. Unusual proximal carpal row dislocation without fracture: a case report. Hand (N Y). 2012;7:454-456. (Original DOI:10.1007/s11552-012-9449-6) In this article printed in the December 2012 issue of Hand, the title incorrectly omitted the words "carpal row." The corrected title is presented in the reference above.
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619886/assessment-of-conduit-assisted-primary-nerve-repair-strength-with-varying-suture-size-number-and-location
#8
Nikola Babovic, Derek Klaus, Matthew J Schessler, Patrick J Schimoler, Alexander Kharlamov, Mark C Miller, Peter Tang
BACKGROUND: Outcomes following digital nerve repair are suboptimal despite much research and various methods of repair. Increased tensile strength of the repair and decreased suture material at the repair site may be 2 methods of improving biologic and biomechanical outcomes, and conduit-assisted repair can aid in achieving both of these goals. METHODS: Ninety-nine fresh-frozen digital nerves were equally divided into 11 different groups. Each group uses a different combination of number of sutures at the coaptation site and number of sutures at each end of the nerve-conduit junction, as well as 2 calibers of nylon suture...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619885/outcomes-of-surgical-management-for-thumb-basilar-arthritis-in-patients-55-years-of-age-and-younger
#9
Peter C Rhee, Aaron Paul, Brian Carlsen, Alexander Y Shin
BACKGROUND: Trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction tendon interposition (LRTI) or suspensionplasty is an effective treatment in older patients with end-stage thumb basilar arthritis. However, the survivability of this procedure is unknown in younger patients who may impart more stress on their thumbs. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent trapeziectomy and LRTI or suspensionplasty at 55 years of age or younger from 1992 to 2008...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616587/biomechanical-strength-of-retrograde-fixation-in-proximal-third-scaphoid-fractures
#10
Charles A Daly, Allison L Boden, William C Hutton, Michael B Gottschalk
BACKGROUND: Current techniques for fixation of proximal pole scaphoid fractures utilize antegrade fixation via a dorsal approach endangering the delicate vascular supply of the dorsal scaphoid. Volar and dorsal approaches demonstrate equivalent clinical outcomes in scaphoid wrist fractures, but no study has evaluated the biomechanical strength for fractures of the proximal pole. This study compares biomechanical strength of antegrade and retrograde fixation for fractures of the proximal pole of the scaphoid...
April 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582694/anconeus-epitrochlearis-muscle-associated-with-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-a-case-series
#11
Nicholas Kim, Ryan Stehr, Hani S Matloub, James R Sanger
BACKGROUND: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity. The anconeus epitrochlearis muscle is an unusual but occasional contributor. We review our experience with this anomalous muscle in elbows with cubital tunnel syndrome. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts of 13 patients noted to have an anconeus epitrochlearis muscle associated with cubital tunnel syndrome. RESULTS: Ten patients had unilateral ulnar neuropathy supported by nerve conduction studies...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557680/comparison-of-radiographic-and-intraoperative-visual-assessment-of-scaphotrapezoid-joint-arthritis-in-patients-with-end-stage-carpometacarpal-arthritis-of-the-thumb-base
#12
Anil Akoon, Louis C Grandizio, Gaurav G Mookerjee, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this investigation is to compare the radiographic and intraoperative assessment of scaphotrapezoid (ST) joint arthritis in patients with end-stage carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis of the thumb base. We aim to define the incidence of ST arthritis in this population and determine whether radiographic features such as lunate morphology, dorsal intercalated segment instability (DISI), and scapholunate (SL) diastasis are associated with the incidence of ST arthritis...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557679/rates-of-complications-and-secondary-surgeries-of-mini-open-carpal-tunnel-release
#13
Dafang Zhang, Philip Blazar, Brandon E Earp
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and types of complications and secondary surgeries after mini-open carpal tunnel release. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed for 1,328 patients who underwent mini-open carpal tunnel release from August 2008 to July 2013. Patients were excluded for acute trauma, the index procedure being revision surgery, neoplasm, age less than 18 years, incomplete records, and postoperative follow-up less than 1 month, which yielded 904 patients who underwent 1,144 surgeries...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529876/litigation-following-carpal-tunnel-release
#14
Nishant Ganesh Kumar, Nicholas Hricz, Brian C Drolet
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is the most common hand surgery operation performed in the United States. While serious complications are rare, they can be life-altering to patients. In some cases, patients will pursue malpractice claims against the surgeon. This study aimed to understand the patient, procedure, and surgeon factors involved in CTR malpractice litigation. METHODS: The Westlaw legal database was queried for all recorded CTR malpractice cases resulting in jury verdicts and settlements...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529875/the-use-of-botulinum-toxin-injection-for-brachial-plexus-birth-injuries-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#15
Patrick J Buchanan, John A I Grossman, Andrew E Price, Chandan Reddy, Mustafa Chopan, Harvey Chim
BACKGROUND: Most brachial plexus birth injuries (BPBI) are caused by traction on the brachial plexus during a difficult delivery. Fortunately, the possibility of complete recovery from such an incident is relatively high, with only 10% to 30% of patients having prolonged and persistent disability. These patients have muscle imbalances and co-contractions typically localized around the shoulder and elbow. These imbalances and co-contractures cause abnormal motor performances and bone/joint deformities...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504477/surface-replacement-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-arthroplasty-a-case-series
#16
Pieter W Jordaan, Duncan McGuire, Michael W Solomons
BACKGROUND: In 2012, our unit published our experience with a pyrocarbon proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) implant. Due to high subsidence rates, a decision was made to change to a cemented surface replacement proximal interphalangeal joint (SR-PIPJ) implant. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the change to a cemented implant would improve the subsidence rates. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients who had a cemented SR-PIPJ arthroplasty performed from 2011 to 2013 with at least 12 months follow-up...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504476/unplanned-reoperation-after-surgery-for-scapholunate-interosseous-ligament-insufficiency-a-retrospective-review-of-316-patients
#17
Wouter F van Leeuwen, Mariano E Menendez, Michael P Gaspar, Sidney M Jacoby, A Lee Osterman, Neal Chen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with unplanned reoperation after surgery for scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) insufficiency. METHODS: Using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes from 3 hand surgery centers across 2 metropolitan areas, we identified 316 patients undergoing surgery for SLIL insufficiency from 2000 to 2014. Medical records were manually reviewed to collect data on factors that might be associated with unplanned reoperation, including age, sex, tobacco use, occupation, acuity of treatment, and reconstruction method...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504475/morbidity-of-first-rib-resection-in-the-surgical-repair-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#18
Kevin T Jubbal, Dmitry Zavlin, Joshua D Harris, Shari R Liberman, Anthony Echo
BACKGROUND: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a complex entity resulting in neurogenic or vascular manifestations. A wide array of procedures has evolved, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The authors hypothesized that treatment of TOS with first rib resection (FRR) may lead to increased complication rates. METHODS: A retrospective case control study was performed on the basis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2005 to 2014...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504474/patient-satisfaction-in-the-preoperative-period-preparing-for-hand-surgery
#19
William R Smith, Jeffrey Wera, Frederick V Ramsey, Robert Takei, Greg Gallant, Frederic Liss, Pedro Beredjiklian, Moody Kwok
BACKGROUND: The potential impact of the number and type of preoperative encounters on satisfaction rates prior to elective surgical procedures is unclear, specifically scheduling and medical clearance encounters. METHODS: Questionnaires investigating satisfaction with the preoperative process were collected for 200 patients presenting for elective hand surgery. The number of telephone, surgeon, and medical clearance encounters were recorded, and satisfaction was determined for each type based on a 4-category Likert scale...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504473/buying-time-long-term-results-of-wrist-denervation-and-time-to-repeat-surgery
#20
Maureen A O'Shaughnessy, Eric R Wagner, Richard A Berger, Sanjeev Kakar
BACKGROUND: This study reviews long-term outcomes of partial wrist denervation focusing on need for and time to revision procedure. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of all patients undergoing partial wrist denervation between 1994 and 2014. At average latest follow-up of 6.75 years (range, 1-21 years), clinical and radiographic data and need for revision surgery were recorded. RESULTS: There were 100 wrists in 89 patients (61 male, 28 female) with average age at surgery of 54 years (range, 26-80)...
March 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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