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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054719/two-cases-of-distal-ulna-giant-cell-tumors-treated-by-extensive-resection-prosthetic-reconstruction-and-stabilization-using-the-brachioradialis-tendon
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A Thiounn, E Guerre, C Szymanski, C Maynou, C Fontaine
Aggressive giant cell tumors are rare at the distal ulna. We report the results of two patients who were treated surgically using a distal ulna prosthesis stabilized by ligament reconstruction with the brachioradialis tendon. At the maximum follow-up of 18months, the two patients were satisfied. Joint range of motion and functional scores were improved. X-rays showed no recurrence or subluxation; however gradual impingement of the ulnar notch of radius by the prosthesis was visible. Our technique seems to be a viable alternative when compared with the treatments described in other published case reports...
October 17, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051050/intramuscular-hemangioma-of-the-hypothenar-eminence-a-case-report
#2
A Dahmam, G Meyer Zu Reckendorf
Intramuscular hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors. They develop in striated muscles. Various sites have been reported in the literature but only rarely in the hand. We report on a case of an intramuscular hemangioma located within the hypothenar eminence, diagnosed by a biopsy. Treatment options are limited in the hand as embolization may lead to a risk of digital ischemia and sclerotherapy may lead to recurrence. This type of infiltrating tumor is poorly structured within the muscle, thus simple removal is not an option...
October 16, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051049/which-surgery-should-be-offered-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-a-patient-who-was-previously-treated-for-recurrence-on-the-contralateral-side-preliminary-study-of-13-patients-with-the-canaletto-%C3%A2-implant
#3
I Illuminati, F Seigle-Murandi, S Gouzou, T Fabacher, S Facca, J J Hidalgo Diaz, P Liverneaux
There are no published studies on the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients who have already been operated for recurrent CTS on the contralateral side. The aim of this study was to evaluate 13 patients with CTS who underwent primary release using a Canaletto(®) implant. The 13 patients had all been operated for recurrent CTS previously. On the contralateral side, they all had subjective signs, and two of them already had complications. All were operated with the Canaletto(®) implant according to Duché's technique, in a mean of 20minutes...
October 16, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051048/reconstruction-of-soft-tissue-defects-of-the-distal-third-of-the-arm-using-a-muscle-sparing-latissimus-dorsi-musculocutaneous-flap
#4
J Château, F Boucher, F Braye, L Erhard, A Mojallal
Use of a latissimus dorsi (LD) flap has been widely described for upper limb reconstruction. However, donor site sequelae have led to the development of muscle-sparing techniques for the LD flap. We present the technical principles of a muscle-sparing LD flap and its use as a pedicled flap to reconstruct the distal third of the arm.
October 16, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033227/spasticity-and-hyperselective-neurectomy-in-the-upper-limb
#5
M Gras, C Leclercq
Spasticity is a complex pathology, both in terms of assessment and treatment. This article focuses on the clinical examination (objective, capacity, performance and function), which is key for choosing a treatment and can be helped by botulinum toxin injections. The treatment involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications and surgery. Neurectomy has been used in the upper limb since 1912 and is one of the therapeutic options for spasticity. This treatment is usually reserved for nonfunctional hands...
October 12, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029987/multiple-extensor-tendons-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-grafts-and-flap-coverage-for-severe-dorsal-hand-injuries
#6
M Ozbaydar, O Orman, O Ozel, E Altan
Treatment of patients with traumatic loss of skin and multiple extensor tendons on the dorsum of the hand is a challenge. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome after reconstruction of soft tissues and multiple extensor tendons in patients who suffered traumatic loss of skin and multiple extensor tendons. Ten patients were enrolled in the study. These patients underwent single-stage reconstruction with autogenous hamstring tendon grafts for multiple extensor tendon defects and fasciocutaneous flaps for coverage of dorsal hand defects...
October 10, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917431/results-of-toccata-%C3%A2-resurfacing-pip-joint-arthroplasty-a-series-of-32%C3%A2-cases-at-a-mean-follow-up-of-5-9%C3%A2-years
#7
W Kim, B Renaud, P Dumontier, J-L Condamine
The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) resurfacing arthroplasty for treating osteoarthritis: the PIP Toccata implant(®). This was a retrospective study of 32 out of 33 PIP arthroplasty cases performed with a dorsolateral or a Chamay approach by two surgeons after a minimum follow-up of 24 months. Patients were reviewed using a standardized assessment of pain, function, mobility and radiological changes. The average follow-up was 5.9 years. The mean active range of motion was 67° (15-95)...
September 13, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888916/blue-finger-an-unusual-clinical-presentation
#8
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J-C Lepivert, J-M Alet, J Chateau, H Choughri, P Pélissier
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September 6, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917432/complications-after-treating-dupuytren-s-disease-a-systematic-literature-review
#9
C Krefter, M Marks, S Hensler, D B Herren, M Calcagni
The objective of this study was to review the incidence of complications associated with different treatment options for patients with Dupuytren's disease. In a systematic literature review, the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane and Scopus databases were searched for clinical studies reporting complications after collagenase treatment, percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), fasciectomy and dermofasciectomy. The incidence of complications was extracted from each study and stratified by procedure. From a total of 2251 references, 113 studies were analyzed and included with complication incidences varying from 0% to 100%...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865983/distal-radioulnar-joint-instability
#10
O Marès
Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability is a rare but disabling problem. Surgical treatment remains a challenge. The advent of arthroscopic techniques has helped to rebuild the triangular fibrocartilaginous complex (TFCC), especially its deep part. However, isolated TFCC damage is not responsible for instability. Its repair is sometimes not sufficient to restore DRUJ stability, or the chronicity of the injury prevents its direct repair. Open surgical procedures still have a role in these cases. They require a detailed knowledge of the various stabilizers of the DRUJ...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822671/surgical-ultrasound-guided-carpal-tunnel-release
#11
T Apard, G Candelier
Ultrasound-guided surgery is a new trend stemming from the introduction of high-frequency linear probes and better quality screens. Surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is increasingly being performed under ultrasound guidance. Knowledge of musculoskeletal ultrasonography is obviously mandatory. Several types of cutting instruments (miniature knife, Gigli saw or hook) and surgical approaches (wrist or palm) have been described. Ultrasonography allows the wide-awake and local anesthesia with no tourniquet (WALANT) technique to be used in the context of ambulatory patient care...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822670/peritrapezial-osteoarthritis-inter-and-intraobserver-reliability-of-the-allieu-classification
#12
F Vigouroux, F Rabarin, J Jeudy, N Bigorre, Y Saint Cast, L Pechmajou, G Raimbeau
The Allieu classification takes into consideration the distal and proximal joints of the trapezium. Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint arthritis, TMC joint instability (TMI) and scapho-trapezio-trapezoid (STT) joint arthritis are considered independently, which better corresponds to the anatomical examinations. The aim of the study was to evaluate the inter- and intraobserver reliability of the Allieu classification of the peritrapezial arthritis. This was a prospective, single-center study performed from May to September 2016 with 30 cases of primary thumb osteoarthritis...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781128/six-cases-of-sporadic-schwannomatosis-topographic-distribution-and-outcomes-of-peripheral-nerve-tumors
#13
G Chick, J Victor, N Hollevoet
The diagnosis of schwannomatosis is often overestimated and is based on the existence of multiple peripheral nerve tumors composed exclusively of schwannomas, in the absence of clinical signs of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Sporadic forms are much more frequent than familial forms. The objective of this study was to describe the distribution of peripheral nerve tumors and investigate the outcomes of schwannomas in the context of sporadic schwannomatosis. We conducted a retrospective study of patients who fulfilled clinical diagnostic criteria for sporadic schwannomatosis...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756188/long-term-outcomes-of-proximal-row-carpectomy-a-series-of-62-cases
#14
B Chedal-Bornu, D Corcella, A Forli, F Moutet, M Bouyer
The aim of this study was to determine and analyze the functional and radiographic outcomes after proximal row carpectomy (PRC). We hypothesized that this surgery could restore wrist mobility and function in case of radiocarpal osteoarthritis or severe carpal trauma. Sixty-two patients who had undergone PRC were included in this study: 44 patients with wrist osteoarthritis (11 SNAC, 24 SLAC, 3 Kienböck's disease, 6 other) and 18 patients with severe carpal trauma. Each patient underwent clinical (pain, range of motion, grip strength, functional scores) and radiographic evaluations...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754335/reliability-assessment-of-measuring-active-wrist-pronation-and-supination-range-of-motion-with-a-smartphone
#15
C Santos, N Pauchard, A Guilloteau
This study aimed to improve clinical examination techniques by determining the reliability of different methods to evaluate forearm movements. Two methods using the iPhone™ 5 and its gyroscope application (alone [I5] or attached to a selfie stick [ISS]) were compared with two conventional measurement devices (a plastic goniometer with a hand-held pencil [HHP] and a bubble goniometer [BG]) to evaluate the active range of movement (AROM) of the wrist during pronation and supination. Two independent groups of subjects took part in this prospective single-center diagnostic study: 20 healthy subjects and 20 patients...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751170/rehabilitation-of-distal-radioulnar-joint-instability
#16
G Mesplié, V Grelet, O Léger, S Lemoine, D Ricarrère, C Geoffroy
Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instabilities are common and often combined with other injuries of the interosseous membrane and/or the proximal radioulnar joint. Once they are diagnosed and the treatment is chosen, physiotherapists have limited choices due to the lack of validated protocols. The benefits of proprioception and neuromuscular rehabilitation have been brought to light for the shoulder, knee and ankle joints, among others. However, no program has been described for the DRUJ. The purpose of this article is to study the muscular elements responsible for active DRUJ stability, and to propose a proprioceptive rehabilitation program suited to this condition...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732845/posterior-interosseous-nerve-to-the-superficial-branch-of-the-ulnar-nerve-transfer-at-the-distal-third-of-the-forearm-through-a-single-anterior-approach-anatomical-feasibility-study
#17
G Menu, J J Hidalgo Diaz, E Pire, P Clavert, S Facca, P Liverneaux
The purpose of this study was to determine in a cadaver model, whether transfer of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) to the superficial branch of the ulnar nerve (SBUN) by a single approach was feasible. The experiment was carried out on five fresh cadavers. The ulnar nerve was split into its motor branches and the SBUN. The PIN was collected behind the interosseous membrane and sutured to the SBUN on its anterior surface. All sutures were tensionless and technically possible with the PIN's diameter being at least 50% of the SBUN's diameter in all cases...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732844/efficacy-and-safety-of-collagenase-treatment-for-dupuytren-s-disease-2-year-follow-up-results
#18
A Van Beeck, M Van den Broek, M Michielsen, K Didden, K Vuylsteke, F Verstreken
Dupuytren's contracture is a common hand problem that affects the palmar fascia. Several treatment options exist, but none are curative and recurrence is common. Bacterial collagenase has recently been proven beneficial for treating Dupuytren's disease, cleaving the collagen fibers at different sites, with weakening and eventually rupture of the fibrous cords after manipulation. An independent prospective follow-up study was organized on 87 patients, treated with one or more collagenase injections. Inclusion criteria were a contracture of at least 20° at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) or the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732843/preliminary-results-with-non-centrifuged-autologous-fat-graft-and-percutaneous-aponeurotomy-for-treating-dupuytren-s-disease
#19
U Tuncel, A Kurt, M Gumus, O Aydogdu, N Güzel, O Demir
The aim of this study was to describe our experience with treating Dupuytren's disease using needle aponeurotomy and non-centrifuged autologous fat grafting. The study included 17 patients (18 hands). Patients were treated with needle aponeurotomy and non-centrifuged autologous fat graft under general anesthesia. The fat grafts were injected into the surgical area so as to stay in contact with the operated site. An extension splint was used for 1 week postoperatively and the patients received hand therapy for 3 weeks...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728940/silicone-infusion-tubing-instead-of-hunter-rods-for-two-stage-zone%C3%A2-2-flexor-tendon-reconstruction-in-a-resource-limited-surgical-environment
#20
K Kibadi, F Moutet
The authors describe their experience using silicone infusion tubing in place of Hunter rods for two-stage zone 2 flexor tendon reconstruction in a resource-limited surgical environment. This case report features a 47-year-old, right-handed man who had no active PIP and DIP joint flexion in four fingers of the right hand 5 months after an injury. During the first repair stage, the A2 and A4 pulleys were reconstructed using an extensor retinaculum graft. An infusion tube was inserted instead of Hunter rods...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
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