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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602654/an-evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-wrist-arthroscopy-in-the-assessment-of-tears-of-the-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex
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Andrew Park, Kevin Lutsky, Jonas Matzon, Charlie Leinberry, Talia Chapman, Pedro K Beredjiklian
PURPOSE: Wrist arthroscopy is generally considered the reference standard in the diagnosis of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries. There is a paucity of data examining the reliability of wrist arthroscopy as a diagnostic modality for TFCC injuries. The goal of this study was to evaluate the interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the diagnosis of TFCC pathology during wrist arthroscopy. METHODS: Twenty-five intraoperative digital videos were captured by the senior author during diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy of the wrist joint for known or suspected articular pathology...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576919/treatment-of-ulnar-impaction-syndrome-with-and-without-central-tfc-lesion
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Steffen Löw, Alexandra Herold, Frank Unglaub, Kai Megerle, Holger Erne
Background  Arthroscopic debridement of the triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) is well accepted in patients with ulnar impaction syndrome with central TFC lesions. Treatment remains controversial, however, when there is no such lesion from radiocarpal view. Purpose  This study assessed the clinical outcome of arthroscopic central TFC resection and debridement and secondary ulnar shortening in patients with ulnar impaction with central TFC lesion compared with patients without TFC lesion. Patients and Methods  Thirty-two consecutive patients with ulnar impaction syndrome were arthroscopically treated, 16 of whom had a central lesion of the TFC that was debrided...
April 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523902/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-degenerative-disc-lesions-of-the-wrist
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S Löw, C K Spies, F Unglaub, J Oppermann, M Langer, H Erne
BACKGROUND: The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) widens the radiocarpal joint and takes part in load transmission from the carpus to the forearm. It is thereby prone to degenerative changes. The painful situation that can accompany degeneration is called ulnar impaction. DIAGNOSIS: Clinical examination helps differentiate between various causes of ulnar-sided wrist pain. Standard X‑rays are needed to determine ulnar variance and stress radiographs can depict narrowing of the ulnocarpal joint space under load...
March 9, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523372/effectiveness-of-an-arthroscopic-technique-to-correct-supination-losses-of-90%C3%A2-or-more
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509625/the-impact-of-specialty-on-cases-performed-during-hand-surgery-fellowship-training
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Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476211/the-status-of-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-after-the-union-of-distal-radius-fractures-with-internal-plate-fixation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448916/tensioning-of-the-radioscaphocapitate-and-long-radio-lunate-ligaments-for-dynamic-radiocarpal-instability
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Carin Rubensson, Torsten Johansson, Lars Adolfsson
During 1994-2003, we treated 20 patients with post-traumatic radial-sided wrist pain and dynamic radiocarpal instability. After arthroscopy confirmed no disruption of the radioscaphocapitate ligament and an increased laxity of the ligament, we passed a strip of the radioscaphocapitate ligament through the long radio-lunate ligament. The rationale of this procedure was to increase tension of the two ligaments and to close the space of Poirier. Eighteen patients were assessed after 1-3.7 years (mean 2.5 years)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395584/arthroscopic-diagnosis-of-the-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-foveal-tear-a-cadaver-assessment
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Samir K Trehan, Lindley B Wall, Ryan P Calfee, Tony S Shen, Christopher J Dy, Sarah M Yannascoli, Charles A Goldfarb
PURPOSE: To determine whether the arthroscopic hook and trampoline tests are accurate and reliable diagnostic tests for foveal triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) detachment. METHODS: Wrist arthroscopy was performed on 10 cadaveric upper extremities. Arthroscopic hook and trampoline tests were performed and videos recorded (baseline). The deep foveal TFCC insertion was then sharply detached. Arthroscopic hook and trampoline tests were repeated. Subsequently, the foveal detachment was repaired via an ulnar tunnel technique and the hook test was repeated for a third time...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394904/operative-treatment-of-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-with-versus-without-arthroscopy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marjolein A M Mulders, Caroline A Selles, Joost W Colaris, Rolf W Peters, Mark van Heijl, Berry I Cleffken, Niels W L Schep
BACKGROUND: In the past several years, an increase in open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for intra-articular distal radius fractures has been observed. This technique leads to a quicker recovery of function compared to non-operative treatment. However, some patients continue to have a painful and stiff wrist postoperatively. Arthroscopically assisted removal of intra-articular fracture haematoma and debris may improve the functional outcomes following operative treatment of intra-articular distal radius fractures...
February 2, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375263/wrist-arthroscopy-basic-tips-for-dry-arthroscopic-exploration
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Henrique DE Barros Pinto, Suzilaine Ramos DE Oliveira, Flavia Curvo Pereira, Nilton Mazzer
Objective: This article provides details and tips on the dry arthroscopic technique, based on our experience and its clinical applications. Method: The technique was applied to 65 patients (33 men and 32 women) aged between 20 and 62 years (average of 35.4 years) for treating: synovial cyst resection, scapholunate ligament injury repair, ulnocarpal impact correction, triangular fibrocartilage injury repair, and assisted reduction of distal radius fractures. Results: A minimally invasive intra-articular evaluation has been observed as a benefit, with low infection rate, small scars, and high rates of early recovery, without affecting intra-articular fluid use, reducing the risk of compartment syndrome and infiltrated soft tissues, in the case of need for associated open surgery...
November 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368237/the-minimally-invasive-flexor-carpi-radialis-approach-a-new-perspective-for-distal-radius-fractures
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354477/arthroscopic-treatment-of-type-1b-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tear-by-outside-in-repair-technique-using-transcapsular-transverse-mattress-suture
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Maysara Abdelhalim Bayoumy, Amr El-Sayed, Hesham A Elkady, Waleed Reyad Saleh, Hatem G Said, Abdelaziz M Ali
Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries are increasingly recognized as a cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain. Palmer grouped these tears into either traumatic or degenerative, with various subclassifications. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arthrogram, and arthroscopy are the methods used to establish the diagnosis. Several arthroscopic methods of TFCC repair including outside-in, inside-out, and all-inside techniques have been described. The outside-in repair, which involves piercing the TFCC via the ulnar side of the wrist, has been described by several authors, but the technique varies among authors with respect to instrumentation and subtle surgical modifications...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322875/biomechanical-analysis-of-capsular-repair-versus-arthrex-tfcc-ulnar-tunnel-repair-for-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears
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Jayson C Johnson, Ferris M Pfeiffer, Jill E Jouret, David M Brogan
BACKGROUND: This study compares the effectiveness of a peripheral capsular repair with a knotless arthroscopic transosseous ulnar tunnel repair (TR) in restoring distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) stability and stiffness in the setting of a massive triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear. METHODS: Eight matched pairs of fresh-frozen cadaveric forearms were tested. Each forearm was tested in supination and pronation using 3-dimensional (3D) optical tracking devices prior to any intervention...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258363/20-year-outcome-of-tfcc-repairs
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Maria Moloney, Simon Farnebo, Lars Adolfsson
The aims of this study were to investigate the functional result and rate of osteoarthritis 15-25 years after a TFCC-repair. Forty-seven patients completed the questionnaire Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE), and 43 had new X-rays. Fifty-seven percent had a simultaneous arthroscopy. Sixteen patients had later additional surgery to the wrist, of these eight had a reoperation of the TFCC-injury due to recurrent instability. Radiographs showed that 17.5% had developed radiocarpal osteoarthritis and 34% osteoarthritis in the distal radioulnar joint...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234651/dorsal-capsulodesis-associated-with-arthoscopy-assisted-scapholunate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-palmaris-longus-tendon-graft
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Victor Bignatto Carvalho, Carlos Henrique Vieira Ferreira, Andresa Ramires Hoshino, Viviane Alves Bernardo, Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero, Márcio Aurélio Aita
Objectives: To measure the quality of life, the time to work return, and clinical, functional, and radiographic parameters of patients treated with dorsal capsulodesis associated with scapholunate (SL) reconstruction, assisted by arthroscopy. Methods: From January 2015 to September 2016, 14 adult patients with SL dissociation underwent surgical treatment with the SL reconstruction procedure assisted by arthroscopy, using the new technique proposed in this study...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185350/arthroscopic-resection-of-dorsal-wrist-ganglion-results-and-rate-of-recurrence-over-a-minimum-follow-up-of-4-years
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Carlos H Fernandes, Lia M Meirelles, Jorge Raduan Neto, Marcela Fernandes, João Baptista G Dos Santos, Flávio Faloppa
BACKGROUND: Dorsal wrist ganglia are the most common soft tissue tumor type of the upper limb. Surgical resection, open or arthroscopic, is one of the most frequent procedures performed by hand surgeons. This study sought to perform an objective evaluation of the outcomes of arthroscopic resection of dorsal wrist ganglia and their recurrence rates over 4 years. Patients treated with arthroscopic resection were expected to have favorable outcomes and low complication rates after 4 years of follow-up...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095398/mri-and-arthroscopic-correlation-of-the-wrist
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Nicholas C Nacey, Jeffrey D Boatright, Aaron M Freilich
Since its introduction in 1979, the practice of and indications for wrist arthroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologic conditions in the wrist continues to grow. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is another commonly used tool to noninvasively examine the anatomy and pathology of the wrist joint. Here, we review the normal wrist anatomy as seen arthroscopically and through MRI. We then examine the various common pathologic entities and define both the arthroscopic findings and correlated MRI findings in each of these states...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089828/anatomical-variants-of-lister-s-tubercle-a-new-morphological-classification-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Wan Ying Chan, Le Roy Chong
OBJECTIVE: Lister's tubercle is used as a standard anatomical landmark in hand surgery and arthroscopy procedures. In this study, we aimed to evaluate and propose a classification for anatomical variants of Lister's tubercle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between September 2011 and July 2014, 360 MRI examinations for wrists performed using 1.5T scanners in a single institution were retrospectively evaluated. The prevalence of anatomical variants of Lister's tubercle based on the heights and morphology of its radial and ulnar peaks was assessed...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054543/outcomes-of-surgically-treated-distal-radial-fractures-with-associated-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-injury
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Katerina Kasapinova, Viktor Kamiloski
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. INTRODUCTION: Clinical studies that evaluate the correlation between associated lesions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and outcome of distal radial fractures expressed with the patient-rated disability are missing. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the outcomes of distal radius fractures associated with or without an injury of the TFCC. METHODS: Patients undergoing operative treatment for distal radial fracture were prospectively enrolled (n = 70)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991594/evolution-and-inspiration-from-hand-and-wrist-arthroscopy
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Clara Wing-Yee Wong, Pak-Cheong Ho
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November 2017: Hand Clinics
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