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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733100/long-term-outcomes-after-distal-scaphoid-fractures-a-10-year-follow-up
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Martin Clementson, Niels Thomsen, Jack Besjakov, Peter Jørgsholm, Anders Björkman
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional, clinical, and radiological outcome 10 years after distal scaphoid fractures. METHODS: From a prospective epidemiological study on posttraumatic radial-sided wrist pain, we evaluated 41 cases of distal scaphoid fractures. All cases had been treated nonsurgically in a thumb spica cast. Patients were examined using radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography at the time of injury and with computed tomography after a median of 10 years (range, 8-11 years)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725510/a-critical-appraisal-of-vascularized-bone-grafting-for-scaphoid-nonunion
#2
Ram K Alluri, Christine Yin, Matthew L Iorio, Hyuma Leland, Wendy J Mack, Ketan Patel
Background  Vascularized bone grafting (VBG) has the potential to yield reliable results in scaphoid nonunion; however, results across studies have been highly variable. This study critically evaluates surgical techniques, fracture location, and patient selection in relation to radiographic, clinical, and patient-centered outcomes after VBG for scaphoid nonunion. Methods  We conducted a systematic review of the literature for the use of VBG in scaphoid nonunion. Physical examination, radiographic, and patient-centered outcomes were assessed...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725498/percutaneous-transtrapezial-fixation-without-bone-graft-leads-to-consolidation-in-selected-cases-of-delayed-union-of-the-scaphoid-waist
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Matthias Vanhees, Roger R P van Riet, Annemieke van Haver, Radek Kebrle, Geert Meermans, Frederik Verstreken
Purpose  We evaluated clinical and radiographic outcome of percutaneous transtrapezial fixation of the scaphoid delayed union or nonunion using a headless bone screw without bone grafting. Methods  Sixteen patients with delayed union or nonunion of the scaphoid were included in this retrospective study between 2006 and 2011. All patients had a delayed presentation of scaphoid fracture, and none of them was treated conservatively elsewhere. Patients with bone graft, sclerotic bone debridement, or displacement of the fragment at the nonunion site were excluded...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725497/effect-of-screw-perpendicularity-on-compression-in-scaphoid-waist-fractures
#4
Morgan M Swanstrom, Kyle W Morse, Joseph D Lipman, Krystle A Hearns, Michelle G Carlson
Background  Central and perpendicular (PERP) screw orientations have each been described for scaphoid fracture fixation. It is unclear, however, which orientation produces greater compression. Questions/Purposes  This study compares compression in scaphoid waist fractures with screw fixation in both PERP and pole-to-pole (PTP) configurations. PERP orientation was hypothesized to produce greater compression than PTP orientation. Methods  Ten preoperative computed tomography scans of scaphoid waist fractures were classified by fracture type and orientation in the coronal and sagittal planes...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718329/assessment-of-forearm-rotational-control-using-4-upper-extremity-immobilization-constructs
#5
Ayesha M Rahman, Nicole Montero-Lopez, Richard M Hinds, Michael Gottschalk, Eitan Melamed, John T Capo
BACKGROUND: Forearm immobilization techniques are commonly used to manage distal radius, scaphoid, and metacarpal fractures. The purpose of our study was to compare the degree of rotational immobilization provided by a sugar-tong splint (STS), short arm cast (SAC), Munster cast (MC), and long arm cast (LAC) at the level of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), carpus, and metacarpals. METHODS: Seven cadaveric upper extremity specimens were mounted to a custom jig with the ulnohumeral joint fixated in 90° of flexion...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709793/dorsal-scaphoid-subluxation-on-sagittal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-marker-for-scapholunate-ligament-tear
#6
David W Meister, Krystle A Hearns, Michelle G Carlson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic utility of scaphoid dorsal subluxation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a predictor of scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) tears and compare this with radiographic findings. METHODS: Thirty-six MRIs were retrospectively reviewed: 18 with known operative findings of complete Geissler IV SLIL tears that were surgically repaired, and 18 MRIs performed for ulnar-sided wrist pain but no SLIL tear. Dorsal subluxation of the scaphoid was measured on the sagittal MRI cut, which demonstrated the maximum subluxation...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709792/fixation-of-ultrasmall-proximal-pole-scaphoid-fractures-using-bioabsorbable-osteochondral-fixation-nails
#7
REVIEW
Eugene T Ek, Kemble Wang
Surgical treatment of ultrasmall proximal pole scaphoid fractures poses a number of challenges. The fragment may be too small to fix with conventional headless screw fixation owing to the high risk of fragmentation upon insertion. However, excision of the fragment risks compromising the scapholunate ligament complex and also exposes the radioscaphoid joint to potential degenerative changes. Under these circumstances, we describe the use of bioabsorbable osteochondral fixation nails that allows stable low-profile fixation while minimizing the risk of fracturing the proximal pole...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707530/cartilage-quantification-using-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-the-wrist-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-cartilage-loss-is-associated-with-bone-marrow-edema
#8
Motoshi Fujimori, Satoko Nakamura, Kiminori Hasegawa, Kunihiro Ikeno, Shota Ichikawa, Kenneth Sutherland, Tamotsu Kamishima
OBJECTIVES: To quantify wrist cartilage using contrast MRI and compare with the extent of adjacent synovitis and BME in patients with RA. METHODS: Eighteen patients with RA underwent post-contrast fat-suppressed T1- weighted coronal imaging. Cartilage area at the center of the scaphoid-capitate (SC) and radius-scaphoid (RS) joints was measured by in-house developed software. We defined cartilage as the pixels with signal intensity between two thresholds (lower: 0...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703875/evaluation-of-bilicare-%C3%A2-transcutaneous-bilirubin-device-in-japanese-newborns
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Keiji Yamana, Ichiro Morioka, Daisuke Kurokawa, Sachiyo Fukushima, Kosuke Nishida, Shohei Ohyama, Noriyuki Nishimura, Kandai Nozu, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Hiroaki Nagase, Kazumichi Fujioka, Sota Iwatani, Hajime Nakamura, Kazumoto Iijima
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) monitoring has been widely used to screen for hyperbilirubinemia. TcB values measured using the recently developed BiliCare(™) system have not been fully evaluated. METHODS: One hundred and seven TcB measurements were obtained from 82 Japanese newborns ≥ 35 weeks' gestational age within 2 weeks after birth. Measurements were taken at the scaphoid fossa, conchal cavity, and lobe of the ear using BiliCare...
July 13, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676150/volar-radioscapholunate-arthrodesis-and-distal-scaphoidectomy-after-malunited-distal-radius-fractures
#10
Stefan Quadlbauer, Martin Leixnering, Josef Jurkowitsch, Thomas Hausner, Christoph Pezzei
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess range of motion (ROM), pain, and incidence of radiographic degenerative joint disease (DJD) after volar radioscapholunate (RSL) arthrodesis and distal scaphoidectomy (DSE) following malunited distal radius fractures (DRF). METHODS: Fourteen patients with malunited DRF and DJD limited to the radiocarpal joint underwent RSL arthrodesis and DSE between 2006 and 2014. These were retrospectively analyzed both clinically and radiologically...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673626/treatment-of-scaphoid-fractures-european-approaches
#11
REVIEW
Joseph Dias, Shanjitha Kantharuban
Scaphoid fractures account for 2% of all fractures. In Europe, the incidence is 12.4/100,000/y. This article focuses on the European perspective on understanding and management of these injuries. These fractures occur in young, active patients. The aim of treatment is union. Osteoarthritis is almost inevitable if the fracture does not unite. Cast immobilization is the treatment of choice in occult or stable fractures with 90% to 95% healing. Acute/primary surgery may be considered in some patients. The European literature stresses the importance of taking the patient's wishes into consideration after careful counseling about alternative treatment methods...
August 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673624/the-nonoperative-management-of-hand-fractures-in-united-kingdom
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REVIEW
Grey Giddins
Hand fractures (excluding small avulsion fractures and scaphoid fractures) almost always unite with bone. The role of the hand surgeon is not to achieve bone union but to achieve stability in an adequate position, often with some displacement, and maintenance of good soft tissue gliding. This article establishes that many fractures treated operatively do no better and often could not realistically do better than with good nonoperative treatment. Yet many are treated surgically to satisfy surgical egos, the desire to produce excellent radiographs, or just the mistaken belief that current surgical techniques can improve on nonoperative treatment...
August 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657260/utilising-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-the-gold-standard-in-management-of-suspected-scaphoid-fractures-in-the-emergency-department-setting
#13
B Ramasubbu, E Mac Suibhne, A El-Gammal, N Sheehy, D Shields
Scaphoid fractures are the most common carpal bone fracture. Up to 40% of scaphoid fractures can be missed at initial presentation and investigation. Follow-up plain film radiograph has overall poor sensitivity and reliability. MRI has been shown to have an almost 100% sensitivity and specificity and so is the gold standard in scaphoid fracture diagnosis. Additionally, early specialist involvement is recommended. We proposed that following a designated pathway, there would be no significant increase in MRI requests...
February 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656159/the-prevalence-of-unanticipated-hamate-hook-abnormalities-in-computed-tomography-scans-a-retrospective-study
#14
Silke A Spit, Stéphanie J E Becker, Michiel G J S Hageman, David Ring
BACKGROUND: It is possible that some hamate hook fractures are not diagnosed or treated, thereby affecting the study of their natural history. Study of the prevalence of incidental hamate hook fractures, nonunions, and other abnormalities on computed tomography (CT) ordered for another reason could document a subset of undiagnosed and untreated hamate hook fractures which might change our understanding about the natural history. METHODS: Reports of 2489 hand, wrist, and forearm CT scans for hamate hook abnormalities were searched...
May 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644943/failure-of-wrist-hemiarthroplasty
#15
Eric G Huish, Zachary Lum, H Brent Bamberger, Marc A Trzeciak
BACKGROUND: Wrist hemiarthroplasty has emerged as a motion-sparing option for severe wrist arthritis. It is technically easy with advantages of limited bone resection and no risk of nonunion. Given the relative infancy of the procedure in clinical practice, there are limited data on patient outcomes. METHODS: Eleven patients were treated with wrist reconstructive hemiarthroplasty. Indications included 1 patient with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse, 9 patients with scapholunate advanced collapse, and 1 patient with capitolunate arthritis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644940/percutaneous-treatment-of-unstable-scaphoid-waist-fractures
#16
Andrew P Matson, Ryan M Garcia, Marc J Richard, Fraser J Leversedge, J Mack Aldridge, David S Ruch
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous techniques have been described for the treatment of nondisplaced scaphoid fractures, although less information has been reported about outcomes for unstable, displaced fractures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the union and complication rates following manual closed reduction and percutaneous screw placement for a consecutive series of unstable, displaced scaphoid fractures. METHODS: A total of 28 patients (average age, 27 years; 22 male/6 female) were treated for isolated unstable displaced scaphoid waist fractures...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633188/clarification-to-article-meier-r-panzica-m-first-results-with-a-resorbable-mgyrezr-compression-screw-in-unstable-scaphoid-fractures-show-extensive-bone-cysts
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February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630840/suspension-arthroplasty-combined-with-ligament-reconstruction-of-the-thumb-carpometacarpal-joint-to-salvage-two-failed-arthroplasties-a-case-report
#18
Ryosuke Kakinoki, Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Hiroki Tanaka, Masao Akagi
INTRODUCTION: Thumb basal joint arthroplasty with removal of the entire trapezium is often followed by proximal subsidence and impingement of the thumb metacarpal to the scaphoid, which is a common cause of post-operative thumb pain. Treatment of this impingement is a challenge among surgeons. We performed suspension arthroplasty combined with intercarpal ligament reconstruction using a strip of the extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) tendon on a patient suffering from pain caused by this type of the impingement and obtained a successful outcome...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629558/is-there-a-trend-in-ct-scanning-scaphoid-nonunions-for-deformity-assessment-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Paul W L Ten Berg, Marieke G A de Roo, Mario Maas, Simon D Strackee
PURPOSE: The effect of scaphoid nonunion deformity on wrist function is uncertain due to the lack of reliable imaging tools. Advanced three-dimensional (3-D) computed tomography (CT)-based imaging techniques may improve deformity assessment by using a mirrored image of the contralateral intact wrist as anatomic reference. The implementation of such techniques depends on the extent to which conventional CT is currently used in standard practice. The purpose of this systematic review of medical literature was to analyze the trend in CT scanning scaphoid nonunions, either unilaterally or bilaterally...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628801/evaluation-of-midcarpal-capitate-contact-mechanics-in-normal-injured-and-post-operative-wrists
#20
Saman Modaresi, Madhan S Kallem, Phil Lee, Terence E McIff, E Bruce Toby, Kenneth J Fischer
BACKGROUND: Scapholunate ligament injury is a commonly occurring carpal ligament injury. Pathology associated with scapholunate ligament injury depends on several factors such as the time after injury, type of injury (instability) and the development of osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare contact mechanics in the lunocapitate and scaphocapitate joints in the normal, injured (scapholunate dissociation) and repaired (postoperative) wrist. METHODS: Four human subjects with scapholunate ligament dissociation participated in this study...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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