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Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436291/a-simulator-for-nerve-repair
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April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413903/digital-revascularization-and-replantation-using-the-wide-awake-hand-surgery-technique
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Jkf Wong, C H Lin, N J Chang, H C Chen, Y T Lin, C C Hsu
The use of local anaesthesia and adrenaline for hand surgery is gaining popularity; however, where vascularity is impaired, wide-awake surgery is considered a contraindication. We present our case series of five digital devascularizations and eight amputations that underwent surgery using the 'wide-awake' anaesthetic technique. A temporary digital tourniquet (< 20 min) was used in three cases to identify structures quickly. The anastomoses were performed under local anaesthesia without a tourniquet. All cases had successful re-establishment of blood flow with good perfusion to the digital tips; no cases were re-explored because of vascular crisis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395576/recovery-of-mechanical-detection-thresholds-after-direct-digital-nerve-repair-versus-conduit-implantation
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J L Huber, C Maier, T Mainka, L Mannil, J Vollert, H-H Homann
The purpose of this study was to assess sensory and functional nerve recovery after digital nerve injury in patients with an end-to-end suture (S) or with implantation of a collagen conduit (C) to bridge a nerve gap. Fifteen S and 11 C with a follow-up of 6-36 months and 28 healthy control participants were enrolled. Methods of assessments were quantitative sensory testing, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (DASH), range of motion and the painDetect questionnaire. After both procedures, sensory profiles showed largely recovered function of C and Aδ fibres but severe loss of Aβ-fibre function leading to increased mechanical detection thresholds...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387564/reliability-of-functioning-free-muscle-transfer-and-vascularized-ulnar-nerve-grafting-for-elbow-flexion-in-complete-brachial-plexus-palsy
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S M Potter, S I Ferris
We compared outcomes of primary vascularized ulnar nerve grafts from the C5 root neurotizing biceps and brachialis muscles, and gracilis functioning free muscle transfer neurotized by the distal spinal accessory nerve, as a primary or salvage procedure after complete brachial plexus injury. At 45 months, three of eight primary vascularized ulnar nerve graft patients regained grade 4 elbow flexion, while one regained grade 3. All 13 primary gracilis transfer patients regained grade 4 elbow flexion. Four patients with vascularized ulnar nerve grafts failed and subsequently had salvage functioning free muscle transfer procedures resulting in delayed recovery...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382832/functional-reconstruction-of-the-entire-fifth-metacarpal-bone-after-en-bloc-resection-with-a-y-shaped-bone-fusion-to-the-fourth-metacarpal-a-case-report
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K D Bergmeister, U Kneser, B Bickert
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April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382830/effect-of-interfragmentary-gap-on-compression-force-in-a-headless-compression-screw-used-for-scaphoid-fixation
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E S Tan, I S Mat Jais, S Abdul Rahim, S C Tay
We investigated the effect of an interfragmentary gap on the final compression force using the Acutrak 2 Mini headless compression screw (length 26 mm) (Acumed, Hillsboro, OR, USA). Two blocks of solid rigid polyurethane foam in a custom jig were separated by spacers of varying thickness (1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 mm) to simulate an interfragmentary gap. The spacers were removed before full insertion of the screw and the compression force was measured when the screw was buried 2 mm below the surface of the upper block...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196435/dynamic-assessment-of-the-wrist-after-total-wrist-arthroplasty
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H P Singh, D Bhattacharjee, J J Dias, I Trail
Our aim was to assess the outcome in patients with total wrist arthroplasty performed for end stage wrist osteoarthritis. We analysed the ranges of motion of operated and un-operated wrists using a flexible electrogoniometer during the Sollerman hand function test. We assessed grip strength with a digital dynamometer and completed patient reported outcome scores more than one year post-operatively. We reviewed 12 patients with a mean age of 64 (range 48-82) years. The flexion-extension arc was 72% and radioulnar deviation arc was 53% of the un-operated side but the total range of motion (area of circumduction) was 43% of the un-operated side and only 20% of the circumduction in age and gender-matched normal volunteers...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196434/the-anatomy-of-wassel-type-iv-d-thumb-duplication
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B He, G Liu, G Nan
We describe Wassel type IV-D thumb duplication anatomy after surgery on 11 affected children (12 hands, seven boys (eight hands) and four girls). We studied the structure and course of the flexor pollicis longus tendon and its action at the joint. Four patients had secondary deformity associated with an absent A2 pulley and a tendon that clung to the radial side of a small thumb. In patients with primary deformity, the flexor tendon sheath became membranous in the A2 area and attached to neighbouring sites on the opposite side of the proximal phalanx...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196433/outcomes-of-the-six-strand-m-tang-repair-for-zone-2-primary-flexor-tendon-repair-in-54-fingers
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X Zhou, X R Li, J Qing, X F Jia, J Chen
We repaired complete divisions of flexor tendons in zone 2 in 54 fingers using a six-strand core M-Tang repair method. Partial active digital motion started with early passive digital motion carried out first in the first 3-4 weeks after surgery and full range of active motion in later weeks. The patients were followed for 4-27 months. According to Strickland criteria or Tang criteria, 24 (83%) had excellent or good, four fair and one poor results in 28 fingers with follow-up of more than one year. In the other 25 fingers which were followed for less than 12 months, 19 (76%) had excellent and good, four fair and two poor results...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196431/distal-radio-ulnar-implant-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
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L S Moulton, G E B Giddins
The use of implant arthroplasty in the hand and wrist is increasing, often with little evidence of outcomes in the literature. We therefore undertook a systematic review of the outcomes of distal radio-ulnar joint arthroplasties following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Papers were assessed for outcomes, implant survival and methodological quality. Fourteen papers assessed ulna head replacements. The implant survival rate was 93% at a mean follow-up of 45 months...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193122/pathological-fracture-in-a-patient-with-an-untreated-congenital-metacarpal-synostosis
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S Farr, W Girsch
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February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193099/outcomes-of-grafting-intrasynovial-tendons-of-the-toes-to-the-hands-in-10-patients-a-preliminary-report
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H Ohi, S Uchiyama, T Kanda, M Mukoda, M Hayashi, H Kato
Ten patients had intrasynovial tendon grafting harvested from the toes for secondary flexor tendon reconstruction in nine fingers and one thumb in our institutes from 2009 to 2014. These patients were followed for a mean of 15 (range: 8-36) months. The ranges of total active motion of the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of these nine fingers were 143° (range: 108-175°) and of the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of one thumb were 110°. In conclusion, this technique is feasible and gives a good result when successful but with a high complication rate...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193097/assessment-of-normal-trapeziometacarpal-joint-alignment
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P A Rust, E T H Ek, S K Y Tham
The purpose of this study was to determine the alignment of the normal trapeziometacarpal joint and any changes in its alignment with age. Radial, dorsal and dorsoradial subluxation were measured on computerized tomographic scans in 50 joints of 50 adults aged 18 to 62. There were statistically significant correlations between increasing age and dorsoradial subluxation but no significant correlation with dorsal and radial subluxation. Significant dorsoradial subluxation occurs after 46 years of age in the normal trapeziometacarpal joint...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183230/arthroscopic-assisted-tendon-reconstruction-for-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-irreparable-tears
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R Luchetti, A Atzei
We report our 11-year experience of performing arthroscopically assisted triangular fibrocartilage complex reconstruction in the treatment of chronic distal radio-ulnar joint instability resulting from irreparable triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries. Eleven patients were treated. Three skin incisions were made in order to create radial and ulna tunnels for passage of the tendon graft, which is used to reconstruct the dorsal and palmar radio-ulnar ligaments, under fluoroscopic and arthroscopic guidance...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183229/modified-innervated-sensory-cross-finger-flap-in-failed-finger-replantation
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S H Lee, S J An, D H Kim, S M Hong, J I Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183220/long-term-follow-up-of-dupuytren-disease-after-injection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-in-chinese-patients-in-taiwan
#16
C-Y Yin, H-H M Yu, J-P Wang, Y-C Huang, T-F Huang, M-C Chang
Injection of triamcinolone acetonide is a non-operative treatment for early-stage Dupuytren disease in Caucasians, but its effectiveness in non-Caucasians is unclear. We report averaged 5-year follow-up results of 37 patients (49 affected hands) with early-stage Dupuytren disease for patients in Taiwan (non-Caucasian) who received a single dose of 5 mg triamcinolone acetonide injection into nodules monthly for 3 months. Using ultrasound, we recorded no progression of sizes of the modules following injection after 6 months...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181454/evaluation-of-radiographic-fracture-position-1-year-after-variable-angle-locking-volar-distal-radius-plating-a-prospective-multicentre-case-series
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T Teunis, J Jupiter, K D Schaser, G Fronhöfer, R Babst, M Langer, A Platz, A Schierz, A Joeris, D Rikli
Treatment with a variable angle locking plate can, in theory, maintain near anatomic reduction of intra-articular distal radius fractures, but it is unknown to what extent reduction is maintained as measured by computed tomography. We assessed changes in radiographic fracture position 1 year post-operatively. We included 73 patients of whom 66 patients (90%) had radiographs available for review at 1 year post-operatively. We found a small (less than 2 mm or 2°) but statistically significant change in several measures...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176541/super-kutler-flap-an-alternative-technique-for-reconstruction-of-fingertip-defects
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E Arpaci, R E Unlu, S Altun, N M Ertas
The bilateral V-Y flap concept for fingertip reconstruction was first desribed by Kutler. This method has limitations, such as flap size and advancement, therefore larger flap modifications are described to increase the advancement capacity of the flaps. We described a small direct-flow homodigital island flap method, called the 'super Kutler flap', for recontruction of finger pulp defects. In addition, neurorrhaphy was performed between the cut ends of the digital nerves to prevent neuroma formation. This method was used in 10 fingers in patients who had undergone pulp tissue reconstruction of fingertip defects from May 2008 to October 2011...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166695/results-of-115-rubis-ii-reverse-thumb-carpometacarpal-joint-prostheses-with-a-mean-follow-up-of-10-years
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M Dehl, M Chelli, S Lippmann, S Benaissa, V Rotari, M Moughabghab
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological results of the Rubis II thumb carpometacarpal joint reverse prosthesis, at a mean follow-up of 10 years. Between 1997 and 2008, 253 prostheses were implanted in 199 patients; 115 were reviewed. The survival after a mean of 10 years was 89%. At the last follow-up, 70% of prostheses were painless; the others reported moderate or intermittent pain. The satisfaction rate was 98%. The mean opposition was 9 on the Kapandji scale; the mean QuickDASH score was 30...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399789/systematic-reviews
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Rory Wetherell
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May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
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