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C Liam Dwyer, Maximillian Soong, Alice Hunter, Jesse Dashe, Eric Tolo, N George Kasparyan
PURPOSE: We investigated whether written guidelines for surgeons and educational handouts for patients regarding safe and effective opioid use after hand surgery could reduce prescription sizes while achieving high patient satisfaction and a low refill rate. METHODS: All patients undergoing isolated carpal tunnel release or distal radius volar locked plating in a hand surgery group practice during a 6-month period were prospectively enrolled. Surgeons prescribed analgesics at their own discretion based on written guidelines...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Francisco Del Piñal, Eduardo Moraleda, Jaime S Rúas, Ana Rodriguez-Vega, Alexis Studer
PURPOSE: To present a new arthroscopic method for treating supination losses. METHODS: Six patients (15-71 y) were eligible for this study. All had a history of trauma to the wrist more than 6 months previously. Five of them had sustained a distal radius fracture: 3 had been treated with a volar plate (1 of them for an extra-articular malunion), 1 with an external fixator and K-wires, and 1 had been treated in a cast. One of these patients underwent a further operation for correcting an intra-articular malunion...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Matthew D Putnam, Julie E Adams, Paul Lender, Ann E Van Heest, Janet R Shanedling, David J Nuckley, Joan E Bechtold
OBJECTIVES: Primary: Assess the ability of faculty graders to predict the objectively measured strength of distal radius fracture fixation. Secondary: Compare resident skill variation and retention related to other knowable training data. DESIGN: Residents were allowed 60 minutes to stabilize a standardized distal radius fracture using an assigned fixed-angle volar plate. Faculty observed and subjectively graded the residents without providing real-time feedback...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Teemu P Hevonkorpi, Antti P Launonen, Tuomas T Huttunen, Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi, Ville M Mattila
BACKGROUND: Although optimal treatment of distal radius fractures is controversial, surgery has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recent trends in the surgical treatment of distal radius fractures in Finns aged 50 years or more. METHODS: A nationwide hospital discharge register-based study was conducted among all patients 50 years of age or older who had a surgically treated distal radius fracture in Finland between 1998 and 2016. The number and rate of different surgical procedures were calculated per 100,000 person-years...
March 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Mitsuhiko Nanno, Norie Kodera, Yuji Tomori, Shinro Takai
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the movement of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon on the distal radius during wrist and finger motions before and after removal of a volar plate in patients with distal radius fractures using transverse ultrasound and to evaluate the kinematic effects on the FPL by the removal. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with distal radius fracture were evaluated quantitatively by transverse ultrasound using coordinates for the movement of the FPL on the distal radius during wrist and finger motions before and after the plate removal...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Samuel E Galle, Neil G Harness, Jacques H Hacquebord, Raoul J Burchette, Brett Peterson
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation are commonly stabilized with a volar locking plate; however, more complex fracture patterns may require supplemental fixation with fragment-specific implants. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of distal radius fractures treated with radial column plates. METHODS: A consecutive series of 61 patients who sustained distal radius fractures underwent radial column plating alone or in conjunction with other implants between August 2006 and January 2014...
February 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Margaret Woon Man Fok, Christian Xinshuo Fang, Tak Wing Lau, Yin Keung Eric Fung, Boris Kwok Keung Fung, Frankie Ka Li Leung
PURPOSE: Distal radius fractures are associated with a high incidence of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears. This study aims to evaluate the status of TFCC after the healing of distal radius fractures, and its clinical significance. METHODS: Wrist arthroscopies were performed on 43 distal radius fractures, with an average age of 54 years old. RESULTS: Twenty-six complete tears and 15 partial healed tears were noted. Five out of eight patients with intact TFCC tears had neither signs nor symptoms, while eight patients with TFCC tears had no complaint...
February 23, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Christina Salas, Justin A Brantley, James Clark, Mahmoud Reda Taha, Orrin B Myers, Deana Mercer
PURPOSE: "Damage" is an engineering term defining a period between a state of material perfection and the onset of crack initiation. Clinically, it is a loss of fixation due to microstructural breakdown, indirectly measured as a reduction of stiffness of the bone-implant construct, normalized by the cross-sectional area and length of the bone. The purpose of this study was to characterize damage in a cadaver model of extra-articular distal radius fracture with dorsal comminution treated using 2-column volar distal radius plates...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Bin-Bin Niu, Yang Zhang, Dong Wang, Zheng-Chao Gao, Wen-Long Yang, Ping-Lin Yang, Xi-Jing He
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate curative effects of intramedullary nail and volar plate internal fixation for distal radius fractures. METHODS: The studies concerning about randomized controlled trial of intramedullary nail and volar plate internal fixation for distal radius fractures from create database to May, 2016 were searched from PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CNKI, Wan Fang data and VIP. Information was screen and taken out according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, quality of literature was evaluated according to Cochrane Handbook evaluating system...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Alexandra Bruyere, Paul Vernet, Santiago Salazar Botero, Yuka Igeta, Juan José Hidalgo Diaz, Philippe Liverneaux
The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of conservative treatment of distal radius fractures in the elderly since 2000. Our series included 22 articles, of which 3 reviews, 2 meta-analyses, 6 descriptive series of conservative treatment, 10 series comparing surgical and conservative treatments and 1 series comparing different types of conservative treatments. The reduction was performed by closed reduction in 7 cases and by traction in 3 cases. A short-arm cast was used in 8 cases and a long-arm cast in 4 cases for an average length of 6 weeks...
February 8, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Teik Wei Diong, Nor Hazla Mohamed Haflah, Abdul Yazid Mohd Kassim, Sharifah Majedah Idrus Al Habshi, Mohd Hassan Shukur
BACKGROUND: The use of volar locking plate in distal radius fracture can lead to extensor tendon rupture due to dorsal screw penetration. The aim of our study was to investigate the occurrence of dorsal and intra-articular screw penetration using CT scan after volar distal radius osteosynthesis for distal radius fractures. METHODS: Thirty patients who underwent distal volar locking plate for distal radius fracture were included in a retrospective study. In all 30 patients no dorsal and intra-articular screw penetration were detected on standard AP and lateral views of a plain radiograph...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Takuma Wakasugi, Ritsuro Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Kawauchi, Koji Fujita, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures is reported to be free of hardware irritation and less invasive than other fixation methods. Some specific complications associated with intramedullary fixation, such as radial nerve sensory neuritis, have been reported, but no study has focused on the complication rates of intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures in the elderly population. Furthermore, no studies have analyzed common complications, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and flexor tenosynovitis including trigger finger, among patients with distal radius fractures treated by intramedullary fixation based on a comprehensive complication checklist...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Lattisha Bilbrew, Robert Matthias, Thomas Wright
Displaced unstable extra-articular radius fractures are common and frequently treated with open reduction and internal fixation with a fixed-angle volar plate. Although this treatment yields good results, it might be more invasive than necessary for management of this often relatively simple fracture. In this article, we present the technique of using a cannulated self-drilling, self-tapping (CSDT) construct that can be employed in a minimally invasive fashion. The CSDT offers a minimally invasive alternative to volar fixed-angle plating for unstable extra-articular distal radius fractures...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Agnes Z Dardas, Charles A Goldfarb, Martin I Boyer, Daniel A Osei, Christopher J Dy, Ryan P Calfee
PURPOSE: Although volar plating of the distal radius is performed frequently, the necessity of distal bicortical fixation in the metaphyseal and epiphyseal areas of the distal radius has not been proven. This study aimed primarily to quantify the ability of unicortical distal screws to maintain operative reduction of adult distal radius fractures and secondarily to determine if unicortical screw lengths could be predicted based on anatomical measurements. METHODS: This prospective trial enrolled 75 adult patients undergoing volar locking plate fixation of a unilateral distal radius fracture at a tertiary center...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Dong Wang, Lei Shan, Jun-Lin Zhou
PURPOSE: Distal radial fracture is one of the most common fractures. Up to now, locking plates (LP) and external fixation (EF) are two conventional surgical approaches to type C radius fracture. Which method is superior has not yet reached a consensus. We try to assess the clinical effectiveness of the two interventions by this meta-analysis. METHODS: We used network to search the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Medical Library of randomized controlled clinical trials about the type C distal radius fractures performed according to the search strategy mentioned in Cochrane Handbook 5...
December 8, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Timothy J Luchetti, Robert W Wysocki, Mark S Cohen
BACKGROUND: En bloc resection of the distal radius is a common treatment for advanced and recurrent giant cell tumors and less commonly for sarcoma. Various reconstructive options exist, including ulnar transposition, osteoarticular autograft and allograft, and allograft arthrodesis. We present a technique of reconstruction using a distal radius bulk allograft with a step-cut to allow for precise restoration of proper length and to promote bony union. METHODS: Preoperative templating is performed with affected and contralateral radiographs to assess the size of the expected bony defect, location of the step-cut, and the optimal size of the distal radius allograft required...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Yusuf Gürbüz, Tahir Sadık Sügün, Murat Kayalar
Introduction  The purpose of this retrospective study, is to evaluate the clinical and functional results of early surgical fixation of the ipsilateral distal radius and scaphoid fractures in 22 of 21 patients. Patients and Methods  Overall, 22 combined ipsilateral scaphoid, and distal radius fracture treatments between 2002 and 2015 were evaluated. The mean age was 34.9 (range: 19-82) years. One patient had bilateral injuries. In 17 patients the injury was due to a fall from a height, and in 4 patients due to a motorcycle accident...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Murat Çalbıyık, Deniz Ipek
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes of volar plate versus intramedullary nailing for fixation of distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 64 patients with extra-articular and simple intra-articular fractures of the distal radius who underwent intramedullary fixation using volar locking plate (n=35, mean age 47.3±16.4 years, 82.9% female) or intramedullary nailing (n=29, mean age 51.3±10.1 years, 58.6% female). Outcome measures were range of motion (ROM); visual analog scale (VAS); Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) score; Gartland-Werley score; Stewart score; and radiographic findings...
January 30, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Shohei Omokawa
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February 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Yuka Igeta, Paul Vernet, Sybille Facca, Ismaël Naroura, Juan José Hidalgo Diaz, Philippe A Liverneaux
The minimally invasive flexor carpi radialis approach can be used for volar locking plate fixation of distal radius fractures. After 15-mm incision on the lateral aspect of the FCR tendon and all structures but the radial artery are reclined ulnarly, a plate is inserted under the pronator quadratus just proximal to the "watershed line." The distal epiphyseal screws are put in place, and the proximal part of the plate is exposed by flexion of the wrist to put in place the proximal screws. No drainage or postoperative immobilization is used...
January 24, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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