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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629992/do-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-benefit-from-low-level-laser-therapy-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Thierry P C Franke, Bart W Koes, Sven J G Geelen, Bionka M A Huisstede
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. DATA SOURCES: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PEDro were searched for relevant systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) up to April 8 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Two reviewers independently applied the inclusion criteria to select potential studies. DATA EXTRACTION: Two reviewers independently extracted the data and assessed the methodological quality...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628801/evaluation-of-midcarpal-capitate-contact-mechanics-in-normal-injured-and-post-operative-wrists
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628532/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-carpal-tunnel-release-a-cadaveric-study
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Robert Burnham, Larry Playfair, Eldon Loh, Shannon Roberts, Anne Agur
OBJECTIVE: The looped thread carpal tunnel release (TCTR) procedure is a minimally invasive percutaneous technique performed under ultrasound (US) to transect the transverse carpal ligament in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Study objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of identifying key US landmarks, safety, effectiveness, and technical difficulty of TCTR. DESIGN: Fourteen lightly embalmed cadaveric distal forearm-hand specimens were subject to US identification of key landmarks, TCTR procedure, and post-TCTR dissection...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628050/arizona-hospital-discharge-and-emergency-department-database-implications-for-occupational-health-surveillance
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Philip Harber, Jennifer Ha, Matthew Roach
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the project was to identify trends in emergency department visits and inpatient admissions for occupational injury and disease frequency and describe the financial impact from specific clinical groups known to have occupational risk factors. METHODS: Workers compensation cases among 19 million records in the Arizona statewide hospital discharge database (HDD) were assessed for seven clinical groups from 2008 to 2014, including back, cardiac, carpal tunnel syndrome, heat-related, psychiatric, pulmonary, and trauma...
April 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627507/semivertical-incision-an-aesthetically-and-electrophysiologically-effective-mini-incision-technique-for-carpal-tunnel-decompression
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Nese Keser, Nimet Dortcan, Ulas Cikla, Kutluay Uluc, Erhan Celikoglu, Merih Is, Bora Gurer
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present the clinical results of our retrospective series of carpal tunnel release (CTR) operations. For these operations we used a unique type of incision, for the first time, for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) consisting of a 1-cm semi-vertical (SV) incision made into the wrist crease for macroscopic open CTR. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 114 patients (101 females and 13 males) with CTR who were operated upon in our neurosurgery clinic between December 2010 and June 2015...
June 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624065/trends-in-open-and-endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-utilization-in-the-medicare-patient-population
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Tsun Yee Law, Samuel Rosas, Zachary S Hubbard, Lee Onn Chieng, Harvey W Chim
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is performed with an open or endoscopic approach. Current literature suggests that the endoscopic approach is associated with higher costs and a steeper learning curve. This study evaluated the billing and utilization trends of both approaches. METHODS: A retrospective review of a Medicare database within the PearlDiver Supercomputer (Warsaw, IN) was performed for patients undergoing open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) or endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) from 2005-2012...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624019/scapholunate-dissociation-diagnostics-made-easy
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K C A L Cheriex, G S I Sulkers, M P Terra, N W L Schep, B J P L van Aard, S D Strackee
Scapholunate dissociation (SLD) is a form of carpal instability, caused by rupture of the scapholunate ligament (SLL) the secondary stabiliser of the scapholunate (SL) compartment. SLD can cause osteoarthritis of the wrist. Recently a study was published that shows cineradiography to be an excellent radiological imaging technique for diagnosing SLD at a tertiary centre for hand and wrist surgery [1]. As the quality of these results can be influenced by the expertise of the operator and observer of the cineradiographic studies, the aim of this study was to determine if these results were reproducible at a secondary centre for hand and wrist surgery with less expertise in wrist cineradiography...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623065/upper-limb-neurodynamic-test-1-in-patients-with-clinical-diagnosis-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Maria-Constanza Trillos, Felipe Soto, Leonardo Briceno-Ayala
STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy. INTRODUCTION: Upper limb neurodynamic test 1 (ULNT1) is used to evaluate the mechanical sensitivity especially in the peripheral nerves of the upper limbs. The reproduction of typical symptoms in the affected hand improves the estimation of the probability of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However the test has not been evaluated sufficiently to determine its real usefulness. In the present study the diagnostic accuracy of ULNT1 as a clinical test for CTS was determined...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622409/ultrasound-guided-hydrodissection-decreases-gliding-resistance-of-the-median-nerve-within-the-carpal-tunnel
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Stefanie Evers, Andrew R Thoreson, Jay Smith, Chunfeng Zhao, Jennifer R Geske, Peter C Amadio
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess alterations in median nerve biomechanics within the carpal tunnel resulting from ultrasound-guided hydrodissection in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Twelve fresh frozen human cadaver hands were used. Median nerve gliding resistance was measured at baseline and post-hydrodissection, by pulling the nerve proximally and then returning it to the origin. Six specimens were treated with hydrodissection, and 6 were used as controls...
June 16, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616787/subtle-radiographic-signs-of-hamate-body-fracture-a-diagnosis-not-to-miss-in-the-emergency-department
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Nathan D Cecava, Mary F Finn, Liem T Mansfield
Hamate fractures are estimated to represent 1.7% of all carpal fractures and can occur at the hamulus (hook) or hamate body depending on mechanism of injury. Fractures of the hamate body can be exceedingly difficult to identify on standard wrist and hand radiographs in the emergency department. If the diagnosis is missed in the emergency department, orthopedic referral is often delayed. This can result in lasting functional disability for the patient, as these fractures have a propensity to destabilize the fourth and fifth carpometacarpal (CMC) joints...
June 14, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611320/prevalence-of-low-back-pain-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-among-dental-practitioners-in-dakshina-kannada-and-coorg-district
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D Anupama Prasad, Drithi Appachu, Vinayak Kamath, D Krishna Prasad
CONTEXT: Dental practitioners who usually have to work for long durations in a particular fixed posture are more prone to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), particularly those involving the hand and wrist and also of the lower back. AIMS: To study the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and low back pain (LBP) among dental practitioners and to correlate the symptoms with the duration of practice. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A closed-end questionnaire was distributed to 100 dental practitioners from Dakshina Kannada and Coorg districts of Karnataka, India...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610239/taxonomic-revision-of-the-speckled-crabs-genus-i-arenaeus-i-dana-1851-brachyura-portunidae-based-on-morphological-and-molecular-data
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Lucas L Zupolini, Tatiana Magalhães, Leonardo G Pileggi, Fernando L Mantelatto
The family Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815 presents a series of taxonomic problems such as paraphyletic groups, synonymizations, and unresolved complexes of cryptic species. Arenaeus Dana, 1851, encompasses only two species with mirrored distributions along the coasts of the Americas. Despite of comprising two widespread species, there is a scarcity of information on their biology and ecology and on the relationships with other genera in the family. Because of the lack of studies comprising both species and the imprecise or erroneous taxonomic descriptions for the species of Arenaeus, we conducted a thorough taxonomic revision of the genus and used data from fragments of the 16S rRNA and the cytochrome oxidase I (COI) genes to investigate the validity of Arenaeus cribrarius (Lamarck, 1818) and Arenaeus mexicanus                 (Gerstaecker, 1856)...
June 6, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608274/recurrent-atraumatic-acute-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-due-to-hematoma-caused-by-distal-radioulnar-joint-arthritis-during-anticoagulant-treatment-with-apixaban
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Shingo Komura, Akihiro Hirakawa, Takahiro Masuda, Yoshiki Ito, Haruhiko Akiyama
Atraumatic acute carpal tunnel syndrome is a rare type of median nerve neuropathy caused by etiologies that increase compartment pressure in the carpal tunnel. This report describes a patient with flexor tendon abrasion as an unusual complication of distal radioulnar joint arthritis. This abrasion caused a hematoma to form in the carpal tunnel during anticoagulant treatment with apixaban, resulting in recurrent acute carpal tunnel syndrome.
June 12, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606742/recurrence-rate-of-the-paine-retinaculotome-carpal-tunnel-release-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-at-long-term-follow-up
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Pai-Han Wang, Hui-Kuang Huang, Jung-Pan Wang, Yu-An Liu, Yi-Chao Huang, Ming-Chau Chang
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is considered effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and diabetes is considered to complicate the outcome and recovery. However, the difference in recurrence rate between diabetic and non-diabetic patients after mini-open CTR in the long-term has not yet determined. METHODS: This study enrolled 1251 wrists (1091 patients), with 841 (67%) females and 480 (33%) males at a mean age of 58.5 years at operation. Patients were followed for a mean duration of 10...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603568/current-concepts-in-radial-club-hand
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Takehiko Takagi, Atsuhito Seki, Shinichiro Takayama, Masahiko Watanabe
Radial club hand is a complex congenital abnormality of the radial or pre-axial border of the upper extremity. It has a wide range of phenotypes from hypoplasia of the thumb to complete absence of the radius and the first ray. Centralization with tendon transfer is a popular method for maintaining the correct position of radial club hand. On the other hand, various corrections were devised, e.g. radialization after distraction to emphasize the fact that the head of the ulna is positioned under the radial carpal bones and is no longer placed in a slot in the center of the carpus, microvascular epiphysis transfer, gradual correction using Ilizarov method, for Bayne Type III or Type IV...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603387/an-unusual-pre-ligamentous-thenar-motor-branch-of-the-median-nerve
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Khalid Al-Zahrani
The pre-ligamentous variant of the thenar motor branch (TMB) of the median nerve is extremely rare. In all previously reported cases, the branch arose from the radial or antero-radial aspect of the median nerve in the distal forearm and then pierced the antebrachial fascia to reach the thenar muscles. We report on a case in which the pre-ligamentous TMB not only arose from the ulnar side of the median nerve but it also remained deep to both the antebrachial fascia and the transverse carpal ligament until it reached the thenar muscles...
2017: European Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600107/remote-collection-of-patient-reported-outcomes-following-outpatient-hand-surgery-a-randomized-trial-of-telephone-mail-and-e-mail
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Justin Schwartzenberger, Angela Presson, Adam Lyle, Andrew O'Farrell, Andrew R Tyser
PURPOSE: Obtaining remote patient-reported outcomes (PRO) is limited by low patient response rates and resource-intensive collection methods. We hypothesized that an e-mail-delivered Web-based data collection tool would outperform the traditional methods of telephone and standard mail for collecting long-term Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) scores at a minimum of 1 year following carpal tunnel release (CTR). METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial of 969 patients who underwent CTR at a tertiary medical center within the past 5 years...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597591/morphological-variation-in-anuran-limbs-constraints-and-novelties
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Marissa Fabrezi, Javier Goldberg, Mariana Chuliver Pereyra
Anurans have three primary types of locomotion: walking, jumping, and swimming. Additionally, they may dig, climb, grasp, etc. All adult anurans have four limbs, with four fingers on the hands and five toes on the feet. We summarized and updated knowledge on the interspecific variation within anuran limbs, then discuss how developmental constraints (e.g., in size) and novelties may have influenced anuran diversification through the locomotion. We analyze morphological variation from limb bud stages up to the final limb form resulting from certain skeletal organization and growth...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594519/pediatric-scaphoid-fractures
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Beverlie Ting, Andrea Sesko Bauer, Joshua M Abzug, Roger Cornwall, Theresa O Wyrick, Donald S Bae
Scaphoid fractures are the most common type of carpal injuries that occur in children and adolescents. The injury pattern seen in children and adolescents who have scaphoid fractures has recently shifted to resemble that of adults who have scaphoid fractures, with scaphoid waist fractures being the most common injury pattern. This shift has been attributed to increased body mass index in children and adolescents as well as more intense participation in extreme sports by both children and adolescents. The diagnosis of scaphoid fractures is based on both a clinical examination and radiographic fi ndings...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594495/ulnar-tunnel-syndrome-radial-tunnel-syndrome-anterior-interosseous-nerve-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome
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Adam B Strohl, David S Zelouf
In addition to the more common carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes, orthopaedic surgeons must recognize and manage other potential sites of peripheral nerve compression. The distal ulnar nerve may become compressed as it travels through the wrist, which is known as ulnar tunnel or Guyon canal syndrome. The posterior interosseous nerve may become entrapped in the proximal forearm as it travels through the radial tunnel, which results in a pain syndrome without motor weakness. The median nerve may become entrapped in the proximal forearm, which can result in a variety of symptoms...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
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