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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089198/dynamic-ultrasound-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-extensor-tendon-adhesion-after-fifth-metacarpal-intraarticular-head-fracture-a-case-report
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Tugce Ozekli Misirlioglu, Hakan Ozben
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. INTRODUCTION: Development of extensor tendon adhesions is a common complication after intra-articular metacarpal head fracture. Whenever these adhesions cannot be mobilized by rehabilitation, tenolysis should be considered. However, the decision for tenolysis is often delayed. When the rehabilitation program comes to a plateau and clinical examination may not be sufficient to find out the cause, dynamic ultrasound (US) can show where the gliding mechanism is disrupted and help clinicians to give an accurate decision for determining the next steps...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062827/metacarpal-stress-fracture-in-amateur-tennis-player-an-uncommon-fracture
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Márcio Luís Duarte, Renan Rocha da Nóbrega, José Luiz Masson de Almeida Prado, Luiz Carlos Donoso Scoppetta
Most stress fractures occur in the lower limbs and are rarely observed in the upper limbs. The second metacarpal is the longest of all the metacarpals and has the largest base, articulating with the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and third metacarpal. In athletes, stress fractures in non-weight bearing joints are uncommon. Therefore, the shaft of the second metacarpal bone undergoes a higher load - the maximum tension at the base of the second metacarpal is amplified when the hand grasps a tool such as a tennis racquet...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062215/transverse-pinning-versus-intramedullary-pinning-in-fifth-metacarpal-s-neck-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-study-with-patient-reported-outcome
#3
Sherif Galal, Wael Safwat
INTRODUCTION: The 5th metacarpal fractures accounts for 38% of all hand fractures given that the neck is the weakest point in metacarpals, so neck fracture is the most common metacarpal fracture. Surgical fixation is also advocated for such fractures to prevent mal-rotation of the little finger which will lead to fingers overlap in a clenched fist. Various methods are available for fixation of such fractures, like intramedullary & transverse pinning. There are very few reports in the literature comparing both techniques...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056125/quantification-and-further-refinements-of-dorsal-metacarpal-artery-perforator-flap-for-reconstruction-of-wounds-of-fingers-upto-distal-interphalangeal-joints
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Muhammad Amin Yousaf, Zain Ul Abidin, Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Kamran Khalid, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Jibran Rabbani, Abdul Malik Mujahid, Moazzam Nazeer Tarrar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcome of dorsal metacarpal artery perforator flap for coverage of finger defects extending upto distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ). STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, from March 2015 to May 2017. METHODOLOGY: Our study was carried out in two parts. 1st part of study was to measure average flap length in our population...
October 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990681/limb-shortening-as-a-strategy-for-limb-sparing-treatment-of-appendicular-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-radius-in-a-dog
#5
Sarah E Boston, Owen T Skinner
OBJECTIVE: To develop and report a novel limb sparing technique for the distal radius in a dog. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMAL: A 14-year-old, female spayed Labrador Retriever with an osteosarcoma of the right distal radius and a pathological fracture. A previous mast cell tumor had been treated 5 years prior to presentation with marginal excision and a full-course radiation over the right metacarpal bones. The dog had received 2 doses of palliative radiation just prior to presentation...
October 9, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980482/the-utility-of-plain-films-for-nonoperative-fifth-metacarpal-fractures-are-follow-up-radiographs-necessary
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Nathanael Heckmann, Marie N Dusch, William C Pannell, Michael Bauschard, Ram K Alluri, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Alidad Ghiassi
BACKGROUND: Fifth metacarpal fractures are often treated nonoperatively with serial radiographs; however, the utility of these radiographs in altering clinical management has not been investigated. We hypothesize that follow-up plain films will not alter clinical management and are therefore unnecessary for most patients. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2014, patients with a fifth metacarpal fracture at our level I trauma center were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with inadequate documentation or imaging, ipsilateral upper extremity injuries, or who underwent initial surgical fixation were excluded...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979606/volar-dislocation-of-second-third-and-fourth-carpometacarpal-joints-in-association-with-a-bennet-s-fracture-of-the-thumb-carpo-metacarpal-dislocation-a-case-report
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Pierluigi Di Felice Ardente, Joan Camí Biayna, Jordi Saus Sarrias, Antoni Nuñez Muñoz, Guillem Figueras Coll, Patricio Vergara
Injuries of the carpometacarpal joints of the long fingers are infrequent and go often unnoticed if a thorough clinical exploration and complete radiological assessment is not carried out. The overall frequency of carpometacarpal joints injuries is of 1-2% among trauma of the wrist and the carpus. These are normally secondary to high energy trauma (such as a car or a motorbike accidents). Among these kinds of injuries, the volar dislocation of the metacarpals is much less frequent than the dorsal dislocation, being even rarer the cases in which the three middle metacarpals are involved...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970518/three-screw-versus-two-screw-fixation-of-distal-fragment-in-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures-stabilized-with-locking-plate
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Hongyi Zhu, Bingbo Bao, Xianyou Zheng
Fifth metacarpal neck fracture commonly requires open reduction and internal fixation. Locking plate was widely adopted in the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fracture as first-line choice for fixation. Patients with fifth metacarpal neck fracture receiving locking plate fixation were included for analysis. Features of internal fixation including number of distal and proximal locking screws, diameter of the screws and usage of lag screws were recorded. Clinical and radiographic outcomes included final volar angulation, grip strength, Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ) and range of motion (ROM) of fifth metacarpophalangeal joint...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963156/early-unprotected-return-to-contact-sport-after-metacarpal-fixation-in-professional-athletes
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M A Yalizis, E T H Ek, H Anderson, G Couzens, G A Hoy
AIMS: To determine whether an early return to sport in professional Australian Rules Football players after fixation of a non-thumb metacarpal fracture was safe and effective. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 16 patients with a mean age of 25 years (19 to 30) identified as having a non-thumb metacarpal fracture underwent open reduction and internal plate and screw fixation. We compared the players' professional performance statistics before and after the injury to determine whether there was any deterioration in their post-operative performance...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955163/anesthetic-management-with-sevoflurane-combined-with-alfaxalone-medetomidine-constant-rate-infusion-in-a-thoroughbred-racehorse-undergoing-a-long-time-orthopedic-surgery
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Ai Wakuno, Tatsuya Maeda, Kazumichi Kodaira, Takuya Kikuchi, Minoru Ohta
A three-year old Thoroughbred racehorse was anesthetized with sevoflurane and oxygen inhalation anesthesia combined with constant rate infusion (CRI) of alfaxalone-medetomidine for internal fixation of a third metacarpal bone fracture. After premedication with intravenous (IV) injections of medetomidine (6.0 µg/kg IV), butorphanol (25 µg/kg IV), and midazolam (20 µg/kg IV), anesthesia was induced with 5% guaifenesin (500 ml/head IV) followed immediately by alfaxalone (1.0 mg/kg IV). Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane and CRIs of alfaxalone (1...
2017: Journal of Equine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955160/signal-changes-in-standing-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-osseous-injury-at-the-origin-of-the-suspensory-ligament-in-four-thoroughbred-racehorses-under-tiludronic-acid-treatment
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Fumiaki Mizobe, Motoi Nomura, Tomohiro Kato, Yasuo Nambo, Kazutaka Yamada
Problems associated with the proximal metacarpal region, such as an osseous injury associated with tearing of Sharpey's fibers or an avulsion fracture of the origin of the suspensory ligament (OISL), are important causes of lameness in racehorses. In the present study, four Thoroughbred racehorses (age range, 2-4 years) were diagnosed as having forelimb OISL and assessed over time by using standing magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI). At the first sMRI examination, all horses had 3 characteristic findings, including low signal intensity within the trabecular bone of the third metacarpus on T1-weighted images, intermediate-to-high signal intensity surrounded by a hypointense rim on T2*-weighted images, and high signal intensity on fat-suppressed images...
2017: Journal of Equine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945129/histologic-and-immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-biocompatibility-of-castor-oil-polyurethane-polymer-with-calcium-carbonate-in-equine-bone-tissue
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Fernanda S Nóbrega, Mariana B Selim, Victor E Arana-Chavez, Luciana Correa, Márcio P Ferreira, André L V Zoppa
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of castor oil polyurethane polymer with calcium carbonate for use in a unicortical ostectomy on the dorsal surface of the third metacarpal bone of horses. ANIMALS 6 adult horses. PROCEDURES A unicortical ostectomy was created on the dorsal surface of both third metacarpal bones of each horse. Castor bean (Ricinus communis) oil polyurethane polymer with calcium carbonate was implanted into the ostectomy on 1 limb, and the ostectomy of the contralateral limb was left unfilled and served as a control sample...
October 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933198/iatrogenic-injuries-in-percutaneous-pinning-techniques-for-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures
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Sheriff D Akinleye, Garret Garofolo-Gonzalez, Maya Deza Culbertson, Jack Choueka
BACKGROUND: There is little information regarding anatomic structures at risk during closed percutaneous treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures. This study evaluates a variety of common percutaneous techniques with the hypothesis that each approach presents unique risks to tendons and neurovascular structures. METHODS: Seven cadaveric hands were used for this study. The senior author, a board-certified hand surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, used a mini-C arm to pass 1...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933187/headless-screw-fixation-of-metacarpal-neck-fractures-a-mechanical-comparative-analysis
#14
Christopher M Jones, Eric M Padegimas, Nicole Weikert, Samuel Greulich, Asif M Ilyas, Sorin Siegler
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the mechanical properties of metacarpal neck fracture fixation by headless compression screw (HCS) with that of Kirschner wire (KW) cross-pinning and locking plate (LP) fixation. METHODS: A metacarpal neck fracture was created in 30 fourth-generation composite Sawbones metacarpal models. A volar-based wedge was removed using a custom jig to simulate a typical apex dorsal fracture, unstable in flexion. The models were divided into 3 equal groups based on the method of fixation: retrograde cross-pinning with two 1...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917388/improvised-hand-injury-treatment-using-traditional-veterinary-medicine-in-ethiopia
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Raf Aerts, Eva J J November, Maissa Rayyan
In remote wilderness environments, local people with traditional knowledge of medicinal plants are potentially important first-line health care providers. We present a case of a 31-year-old man who fell off a horse while trekking through a remote mountain landscape in Ethiopia and sustained blunt force trauma to the hand. A local mountain hut keeper examined the patient's hand and used heated leaves of the succulent plant Kalanchoe petitiana to treat a suspected metacarpal fracture. As first responder in a low-resource setting, the hut keeper relied on his traditional knowledge of ethnoveterinary medicine to improvise a treatment for a human injury in a remote mountain environment...
September 13, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913569/antegrade-intramedullary-kirschner-wire-fixation-of-displaced-metacarpal-shaft-fractures
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E M van Bussel, R M Houwert, T J M Kootstra, M van Heijl, D Van der Velde, Ph Wittich, J Keizer
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to analyze complications and patient-related functional outcome after antegrade intramedullary Kirschner-wire fixation of metacarpal shaft fractures. METHODS: All consecutive patients treated from January 2010 until December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed using patient logs and radiographic images. Indications for operative fixation were angulation > 40°, shortening > 2 mm, or rotational deficit. Complications were registered from the patient logs...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902760/common-ice-hockey-injuries-and-treatment-a-current-concepts-review
#17
William Mosenthal, Michael Kim, Robert Holzshu, Bryan Hanypsiak, Aravind Athiviraham
Injuries are common in ice hockey, a contact sport where players skate at high speeds on a sheet of ice and shoot a vulcanized rubber puck in excess of one hundred miles per hour. This article reviews the diagnoses and treatment of concussions, injuries to the cervical spine, and lower and upper extremities as they pertain to hockey players. Soft tissue injury of the shoulder, acromioclavicular joint separation, glenohumeral joint dislocation, clavicle fractures, metacarpal fractures, and olecranon bursitis are discussed in the upper-extremity section of the article...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894612/combined-dorsal-and-ulnarward-carpometacarpal-dislocation-associated-with-open-fracture-of-the-base-of-first-metacarpal-and-severe-degloving-injury
#18
Ali J Electricwala, Jaffer T Electricwala
We report a rare case of dislocation of second to fourth carpometacarpal (CMC) joints of the right hand with combined dorsal and ulnarward displacement of the second to fourth digits and fracture of the shaft of the first metacarpal associated with degloving injury. These injuries were diagnosed early and treated successfully with closed reduction and internal fixation using Kirschner wires. The functional outcome was good at follow-up at 5 years. A high index of suspicion is required to successfully diagnose and treat this condition...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888569/a-biomechanical-analysis-of-2-constructs-for-metacarpal-spiral-fracture-fixation-in-a-cadaver-model-2-large-screws-versus-3-small-screws
#19
Andre Eu-Jin Cheah, Anthony W Behn, Garet Comer, Jeffrey Yao
PURPOSE: Surgeons confronted with a long spiral metacarpal fracture may choose to fix it solely with lagged screws. A biomechanical analysis of a metacarpal spiral fracture model was performed to determine whether 3 1.5-mm screws or 2 2.0-mm screws provided more stability during bending and torsional loading. METHODS: Second and third metacarpals were harvested from 12 matched pairs of fresh-frozen cadaveric hands and spiral fractures were created. One specimen from each matched pair was fixed with 2 2...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877600/technique-for-intramedullary-stabilization-of-ulnar-neck-fractures
#20
Jack Abboudi, Scott M Sandilands, C Edward Hoffler, William Kirkpatrick, William Emper
BACKGROUND: Distal ulna fractures at the ulnar neck can be seen in association with distal radius fractures, and multiple techniques have been described to address the ulnar neck component of these injuries. We have found that treatment of ulnar neck fractures can be challenging in terms of anatomy and fracture fixation. We present a new percutaneous fixation technique for ulnar neck fractures commonly seen with distal radius fractures. TECHNIQUE: Fixation of the ulnar neck fracture is performed after fixation of the distal radius fracture...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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