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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538530/clinical-assessment-and-diagnostics-of-patients-with-hand-disorders-a-case-study-approach
#1
Mabel Qi He Leow, Rebecca Qian Ru Lim, Shian Chao Tay
Clinical assessment of the hand is important for diagnosing underlying hand disorders. Using a case study approach, the clinical assessment for three disorders of the hands is presented: trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and ulnar-sided wrist injury (styloid impingement). We assess the annular one pulley and finger range of motion for patients with trigger finger. To diagnose for carpal tunnel syndrome, assessment for Tinel's sign, Phalen's sign, abductor pollicis brevis muscle bulk, two-point discrimination, and obtaining a nerve conduction study are performed...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538376/value-of-superb-microvascular-imaging-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-compared-with-color-doppler-and-power-doppler
#2
Jie Chen, Li Chen, Lei Wu, Rui Wang, Ji-Bin Liu, Bing Hu, Li-Xin Jiang
The aim of this study was to compare the value of superb microvascular imaging (SMI) in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with that of color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) and power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS).Fifty patients with symptomatic CTS and 25 healthy volunteers were enrolled. The cross-sectional area (CSA), CDUS score, PDUS score, and SMI score of the median nerve (MN) at the carpal tunnel were recorded. The value of different ultrasonography (US) diagnostic strategies was calculated.The blood flow display ratio in the MN of the healthy volunteers had no statistical difference between CDUS, PDUS, and SMI (20%, 32%, and 48%, respectively, P >...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514489/nerve-conduction-studies-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-gold-standard-or-unnecessary-evil
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EDITORIAL
John R Fowler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511570/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-following-corrective-osteotomy-for-distal-radius-malunion-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Cyril Gary, Ajul Shah, Jack Kanouzi, Alyssa R Golas, Jordan D Frey, Brian Le, Jacques Hacquebord, Vishal Thanik
BACKGROUND: Although median nerve neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are known complications of both untreated and acutely treated distal radius fracture, median neuropathy after correction of distal radius malunion is not commonly reported in hand surgery literature. We describe a patient with severe CTS after corrective osteotomy, open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with a volar locking plate (VLP), and bone grafting for distal radius malunion. METHODS: We report a case of severe acute CTS as a complication of corrective osteotomy with bone grafting for distal radius malunion...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506168/trigger-finger-an-atraumatic-medical-phenomenon
#5
Angelo V Vasiliadis, Iraklis Itsiopoulos
Trigger finger is a mechanical problem with many etiological factors as possible causes, such as diabetes mellitus, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive finger movements. Although it can afflict anyone, it is much commoner in middle-aged women than men and the most commonly involved digit is reported to be the thumb. The diagnosis is mainly based on clinical symptoms during examination and first-line treatment is conservative with splinting and corticosteroid injections. Surgical open release is the "gold standard" of trigger finger treatment because it allows more careful inspection of the surgical area and is highly effective with low complication rates...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506160/the-effect-of-psychological-factors-on-the-outcomes-of-carpal-tunnel-release-a-systematic-review
#6
Jin Woo Park, Hyun Sik Gong, Seung Hwan Rhee, Jihyeung Kim, Young Ho Lee, Goo Hyun Baek
BACKGROUND: Several studies report that psychological factors are associated with outcomes of carpal tunnel release. However, interpretation of the association is difficult as there are diverse outcome parameters and patient expectations are different. We performed a systematic review to assess the relationships between psychological factors and the various outcome parameters. METHODS: We identified 611 papers and selected 8 papers that fit the inclusion criteria...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506159/progression-from-injection-to-surgery-for-trigger-finger-a-statistical-analysis
#7
Hideyuki Ota, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Shigeru Kurimoto, Koji Iida, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify predictive factors of poor response to intra-flexoral sheath corticosteroid injection, as well as to identify factors associated with patients' decisions to undergo surgical treatment. METHODS: Data from 112 patients who received steroid injection treatment for trigger finger were reviewed retrospectively. Logistic regression was used to assess the prognostic value of factors assumed to affect prognosis (age, sex, underlying disease, history of illness, presence of carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple digit involvement, and pre- and post-operative disability scores)...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502945/sporotrichal-tenosynovitis-diagnosed-helpfully-by-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography
#8
Takashi Shimizu, Shosuke Akita, Yoshinori Harada, Eri Oguro, Yasutaka Okita, Minoru Shigesaka, Hidetoshi Matsuoka, Takuro Nii, Satoru Teshigawara, Eriko Kudo-Tanaka, Soichiro Tsuji, Masato Matsushita, Shiro Ohshima, Yoshihiko Hoshida, Jun Hashimoto, Yukihiko Saeki
A 72-year-old man presented with persistent oligoarthritis and positive results for rheumatoid factor and was suspected of having rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) findings were not consistent with those of typical RA. He had undergone surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, which allowed both histopathological and microbiological examinations to be performed. A synovial tissue culture was positive for Sporothrix schenckii, and he was diagnosed with sporotrichal tenosynovitis...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500660/the-association-between-wrist-ratio-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-effect-modification-by-body-mass-index
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Matthew S Thiese, Andrew Merryweather, Alzina Koric, Ulrike Ott, Eric M Wood, Jay Kapellusch, James Foster, Arun Garg, Gwen Deckow-Schaeffer, Suzanna Tomich, Richard Kendall, David L Drury, Jacqueline Wertsch, Kurt T Hegmann
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies reported higher wrist ratios (WR) related to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but have not assessed effect modification by obesity and may have inadequately controlled for confounders. METHODS: Baseline data of a multicenter prospective cohort study were analyzed. CTS was defined by nerve conduction study (NCS) criteria and symptoms. RESULTS: Among the 1,206 participants, a square-shaped wrist was associated with CTS after controlling for confounders (prevalence ratio = 2...
May 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486932/risk-assessment-of-manual-handling-operations-at-work-with-the-key-indicator-method-kim-mho-determination-of-criterion-validity-regarding-the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-and-clinical-conditions-within-a-cross-sectional-study
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Andre Klussmann, Falk Liebers, Hansjürgen Gebhardt, Monika A Rieger, Ute Latza, Ulf Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Manual handling operations (MHO) are known to be risk factors for work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), e.g. symptoms and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. To estimate the risk of WRULDs, a Key Indicator Method (KIM) for the risk assessment of MHO was developed. The method was validated in regard to different criteria, including face validity, criterion validity, reliability and further aspects concerning utility. This paper describes the KIM-MHO and criterion validity of this method with reference to prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484650/efficacy-of-keyhole-approach-to-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-under-ambulatory-strategy
#11
Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, César J García-Mercado, Iván Segura-Durán, Luis A Zepeda-Gutiérrez
The carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies found in humans. Currently, the gold standard is surgical treatment using different modalities. The minimally invasive strategy with high resolution capacity and less morbidity is still a challenge. Methods. Prospective nonrandomised clinical trial in which a minimally invasive microsurgical approach was used following the keyhole principle in 55 consecutive patients and 65 hands under local anesthesia and ambulatory strategy. They were evaluated with stringent inclusion criteria with the Levine severity and functional status scale and with a 2-year follow-up...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484297/reliability-feasibility-and-value-of-ecography-in-clinical-functional-results-in-patients-affected-by-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-is-there-a-correlation
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Mattia Manni, Michele Bisaccia, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Andrea Schiavone, Luigi Meccariello, Steven James Mccabe, Olga Bisaccia, Cristina Ibáñez Vicente, Andrea Cappiello, Auro Caraffa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate how the ultrasound examination in the carpal tunnel diagnosis could contribute to the clinical and neurophysiological evaluation. This was done by evaluating the cross-sectional area (CSA) and its correlation with symptoms and functionality data assessed by the BTQC questionnaire. METHODS: 60 patients were subjected to open CTR for idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve CSA was assessed both pre-operatively and in follow-up at 4 and 12 weeks...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479223/the-frequency-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-hurler-syndrome-after-peritransplant-enzyme-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-comparison
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Mitchell L Wyffels, Paul J Orchard, Ryan M Shanley, Weston P Miller, Ann E Van Heest
PURPOSE: Children with Hurler syndrome (HS) develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) owing to glycosaminoglycan deposition secondary to enzyme deficiency. Advancement in the treatment of the underlying enzyme deficiency now commonly includes peritransplant intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). The primary objective of this study was to determine if the use of limited ERT in addition to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) for the treatment of children with HS reduces the incidence of surgical intervention for CTS compared with a cohort of historical controls treated with HCT alone...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467313/igg-kappa-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-unknown-significance-with-al-amyloidosis-simulating-giant-cell-arteritis
#14
V M Pompilian, S Tanaseanu, Camelia Badea, Sabina Zurac, C Socoliuc, Sorina Badelita, Elena Botez, Mihaela Antohe
Monoclonal gammopathies complicated by AL amyloidosis can mimic giant cell arteritis (GCA).We hereby present the case of a 63 year old woman in whom symptoms consistent with GCA were the first manifestations of a monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) associated with amyloidosis. A 63 year old woman was admitted for temporal headache, maseterine claudication, neck and shoulder stiffness. She was recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. On physical examination she had prominent temporal arteries, macroglosia and orthostatic hypotension...
May 3, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466795/-amyloidosis-despite-normal-esr
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S M Kuipers, L de Groot, T R Zijlstra, N C Köster, A E van der Bijl
BACKGROUND: Amyloidosis is a clinical picture brought on by extracellular deposits of insoluble, non-degradable proteins. The clinical presentation of amyloidosis depends upon the type of protein and the organ afflicted. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 65-year-old woman had stiffness of the locomotor apparatus, recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and problems with swallowing. Laboratory and urine investigations initially showed no abnormalities, but histopathological investigation of a synovial biopsy revealed amyloidosis with light-chain deposits...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466629/evaluation-of-fascial-manipulation-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marco Pintucci, Marta Imamura, Aurore Thibaut, Lucas M de Exel Nunes, Mylene Mayumi Nagato, Helena Hideko Seguchi Kaziyama, Satiko Tomikawa Imamura, Antonio Stecco, Felipe Fregni, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465201/strickland-s-hypothenar-fat-pad-flap-for-revision-surgery-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-prospective-study-of-34%C3%A2-cases
#17
L Athlani, J-P Haloua
Several techniques are available for revision surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to preserve a gliding layer and protect the median nerve, including Strickland's pedicled hypothenar fat pad flap. The objective of this single-center, prospective study was to report the results of this flap after a minimum follow-up of two years. Between March 2006 and April 2014, 34 patients were enrolled (mean age 67 years) who had postoperative complications after the primary surgical release of CTS with nighttime paresthesia and/or neuropathic pain and abnormal electromyography findings...
April 4, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460244/late-onset-cardiomyopathy-as-presenting-sign-of-attr-a45g-amyloidosis-caused-by-a-novel-ttr-mutation-p-a65g
#18
Sebastiaan H C Klaassen, Henny H Lemmink, Johan Bijzet, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Reinhard Bos, Wouter Plattel, Maarten P van den Berg, Riemer H J A Slart, Hans L A Nienhuis, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Bouke P C Hazenberg
OBJECTIVE: The clinical description of a novel TTR gene mutation characterized by a late onset amyloid cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 78-year-old man of Dutch origin with recent surgery for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was admitted to our hospital because of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (55%). Cardiac ultrasound showed thickened biventricular walls, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging also showed late gadolinium enhancement...
April 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459419/complications-of-surgical-release-break-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#19
Gregory K Faucher, Jimmy H Daruwalla, John G Seiler
A systematic review of the literature was performed to compare complications of endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release. Techniques were further subdivided into traditional open, limited open, single-portal endoscopic, and two-portal endoscopic. This study also compared incidence of complications in each group based on chronological periods of data collection. The study found that endoscopic release has a higher incidence of transient nerve injury. There was also an increased incidence of superficial palmar arch injuries in the endoscopic group in the 1960-1990 time period as compared with the 1991-2000 and 2001-2012 periods...
2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453356/improved-surgical-outcomes-with-endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-release-in-patients-with-severe-median-neuropathy
#20
Nicholas A Calotta, Joseph Lopez, E Gene Deune
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be treated with open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) or endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR). Our goal was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ECTR versus OCTR in patients with severe CTS. We hypothesized that ECTR would be as safe and effective as OCTR in these patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with severe CTS who underwent ECTR or OCTR by E. G. Deune between 2001 and 2014. Variables were patient age, sex, relevant medical history, alcohol and tobacco use, and preoperative electromyography and physical examination results...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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