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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143872/concomitant-hook-of-hamate-fractures-in-patients-with-scaphoid-fracture-more-common-than-you-might-think
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Ramin Mandegaran, Sam Gidwani, Ali Zavareh
OBJECTIVE: The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. The presence of a concomitant hook of hamate fracture is of particular relevance given that it is often occult on routine wrist/scaphoid radiographs and that hook of hamate fractures are prone to symptomatic non-union, resulting in chronic ulnar wrist pain. Prompt diagnosis and immobilisation/fixation may minimise such complications. Our study is aimed at assessing the frequency of concomitant hook of hamate fractures in patients with scaphoid fractures...
November 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132647/normative-data-for-the-patient-rated-wrist-evaluation-questionnaire
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Marjolein A M Mulders, Suzanne C Kleipool, Siem A Dingemans, Percy V van Eerten, Tim Schepers, J Carel Goslings, Niels W L Schep
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: The Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) questionnaire is used to evaluate functional outcomes after treatment of wrist and hand injuries and nontraumatic conditions. Since patients commonly present with an injury, it is impossible to assess preinjury physical functioning. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the population-based normative data. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to determine the normative data for the PRWE questionnaire...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122370/effectiveness-of-the-graded-motor-imagery-to-improve-hand-function-in-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Burcu Dilek, Cigdem Ayhan, Gozde Yagci, Yavuz Yakut
STUDY DESIGN: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Pain management is essential in the early stages of the rehabilitation of distal radius fractures (DRFx). Pain intensity at the acute stage is considered important for determining the individual recovery process, given that higher pain intensity and persistent pain duration negatively affect the function and cortical activity of pain response. Graded motor imagery (GMI) and its components are recent pain management strategies, established on a neuroscience basis...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122122/scaphoid-screw-placement-under-minimal-radiation-exposure
#4
Gloria M Hohenberger, Uldis Berzins, Bore Bakota, Patrick Holweg, Bernhard Clement, Stephan Grechenig
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous scaphoid fixation through either a volar or dorsal approach has the advantage of minor soft tissue damage compared with ORIF, and faster fracture union compared with conservative treatment. However, this technique demands highly intraoperative reliance on X-ray control, including increased radiation exposure and all associated side effects. PURPOSE: To test the possibility and efficacy of volar percutaneous scaphoid screw placement under minimalradiation exposure...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121783/trends-in-upper-extremity-injuries-presenting-to-us-emergency-departments
#5
Eric Wenzinger, Angel Rivera-Barrios, Gil Gonzalez, Fernando Herrera
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of upper extremity injuries presenting to emergency departments (EDs) nationally. METHODS: The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) database was queried using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes specific for hand/wrist injuries to identify national estimates of ED visits. The incidence, mean age, gender, payer mix, hospital type, location (metropolitan vs nonmetropolitan), and geographic region were recorded...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117828/dual-plating-technique-for-volar-rim-fracture-of-the-distal-radius-using-depuy-synthes-2-0-m-and-2-4-mm-locking-plates
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Yoshihiro Abe, Masahiro Suzuki, Hiromasa Wakita
BACKGROUND: To assess the surgical results of distal radius fractures with the involvement of a volar rim fragment using the DePuy-Synthes 2.0 mm and 2.4 mm locking plates. METHODS: Subjects were six women and one man of average age 57 years (range, 31-83 y) and a mean follow-up period of 9 months (range, 5-19 mo) with AO B3 (volar shearing) distal radius fractures. Time of the procedure, physical examination of wrist range of motion, grip strength compared with the contralateral healthy wrist, and radiographic evaluation (volar tilt, radial inclination, and ulnar variance) were evaluated...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117821/assessment-of-usefulness-of-anthropometric-data-for-predicting-the-scaphoid-and-the-screw-length-a-new-technique
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Darshan Kumar A Jain, Naresh Shetty, L Naveen Kumar, D C Sundaresh
BACKGROUND: Headless screw is frequently used for scaphoid fracture fixation. Aim of the study was to assess the correlation between the axial length of the scaphoid and the axial length of the middle phalanx of index, middle, ring and little finger so as to provide an indirect method to assess the length of the scaphoid and thereby the length of the screw. METHODS: Thirty five fresh frozen cadavers with seventy wrists and hands were dissected. The age, sex and side were recorded...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116329/digital-tomography-for-detection-of-acute-occult-scaphoid-fractures
#8
Anthony M Barcia, Liang Zhou, Jay B Cook, Kenneth K Lindell, Rey D Gumboc, Aaron D Dykstra, Robert J Lachky, Steven H Shaha, Kenneth F Taylor
Diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures remains a challenge. Traditional management consisting of 2 weeks of immobilization and repeat radiographs results in unnecessary immobilization of many patients without fracture. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sensitive but expensive. Digital tomography (DT) is an imaging technique that provides fine-cut visualization with minimal radiation exposure and may be used when there is high clinical suspicion despite negative findings on initial radiographs. The authors compared the ability of DT vs MRI to detect acute occult scaphoid fractures...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111619/incidence-and-cost-of-hospitalisation-of-children-with-injuries-from-playground-equipment-falls-in-new-south-wales-australia
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Mia Bierbaum, Kate Curtis, Rebecca Mitchell
AIMS: To describe the epidemiological profile and cost of hospitalised injuries caused by playground equipment falls of children aged 0-14 years, in New South Wales, Australia. METHODS: Linked New South Wales hospitalisation data from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2014 were used to describe the incidence of hospitalisation for playground falls, the age-standardised rate of hospitalisation per year, age group and gender, the characteristics of the injured children and the injury incident...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105591/treatment-of-the-scaphoid-humpback-deformity-is-correction-of-the-dorsal-intercalated-segment-instability-deformity-critical
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Christophe L Mathoulin, Margareta Arianni
Treatment of scaphoid fractures has been focused mainly on achieving union, with less attention to restoring normal scaphoid shape and orientation. Malalignment of one carpal bone will disrupt the kinetics of the entire wrist. The dorsal intercalated segment instability deformity associated with scaphoid waist nonunion is a nondissociative form of carpal instability. It has to be reduced in the treatment of scaphoid waist nonunions to avoid kinetic problems that will lead to arthritic changes. Computerized tomography scanning has become indispensable to visualize the humpback deformity clearly...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105586/radial-styloidectomy-for-scaphoid-nonunion-advanced-collapse-relevance-of-nonunion-location
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Emil S Vutescu, Rishabh Jethanandani, Darryl B Sneag, Scott W Wolfe, Steve K Lee
Radial styloidectomy along with scaphoid nonunion reconstructive surgery is considered an acceptable surgical treatment for stage 1 scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse. The extent of radioscaphoid joint wear that defines scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse stage 1 is unclear. An appropriate radial styloidectomy is limited to 6 mm styloid removal to prevent carpal instability. The aim of this study was to determine whether nonunion fracture location can be a guiding factor in determining whether the scaphoid bone can be retained with scaphoid nonunion reconstructive surgery and radial styloidectomy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102567/clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-after-scaphoid-fracture-injury-and-treatment-patterns-in-national-football-league-combine-athletes-between-2009-and-2014
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Gilbert Moatshe, Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, George Sanchez, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, Robert F LaPrade, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To report on the clinical and radiologic outcomes and complications after surgical treatment in National Football League (NFL) Combine athletes with a history of a scaphoid fracture. METHODS: The medical records of 2,285 athletes participating in the NFL Combine from 2009 to 2015 were evaluated for a history of scaphoid, hand, or wrist injury. Clinical outcomes, including grip strength, pinch test, range of motion, and presence of pain and stiffness, were recorded...
November 1, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101409/characterization-of-trabecular-bone-microstructure-in-premenopausal-women-with-distal-radius-fractures
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T D Rozental, F Johannesdottir, K C Kempland, M L Bouxsein
Individual trabecular segmentation was utilized to identify differences in trabecular bone structure in premenopausal women with wrist fractures and non-fracture controls. Fracture subjects had reduced trabecular plate volume, number, thickness, and connectivity. Identifying altered trabecular microarchitecture in young women offers opportunities for counseling and lifestyle modifications to reduce fracture risk. INTRODUCTION: Premenopausal women with distal radius fractures (DRF) have worse trabecular bone microarchitecture than non-fracture controls (CONT), yet the characteristics of their trabecular bone structure are unknown...
November 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099892/treating-unstable-distal-radius-fractures-with-a-nonspanning-external-fixation-device-comparison-with-volar-locking-plates-in-historical-control-group
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C Liam Dwyer, Nicholas E Crosby, Timothy Cooney, William Seeds, John D Lubahn
We conducted a study to compare functional and radiographic outcomes of unstable comminuted intra-articular distal radius fractures (DRFs) treated with a nonspanning external fixation device and outcomes achieved with volar locking plates in a historical control group. Clinical and radiographic data from 25 patients with these fractures, treated with the external fixation device, were compared with outcomes data from historical control matched patients with fracture patterns treated with volar locking plates...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099886/risk-of-osteoporotic-fracture-after-steroid-injections-in-patients-with-medicare
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Leah Y Carreon, Kevin L Ong, Edmund Lau, Steven M Kurtz, Steven D Glassman
To further evaluate the relationship between steroid injections and osteoporotic fracture risk, we analyzed Medicare administrative claims data on both large-joint steroid injections (LJSIs) into knee and hip and transforaminal steroid injections (TSIs), as well as osteoporotic hip and wrist fractures. Our hypothesis was that a systemic effect of steroid injections would increase fracture risk in all skeletal locations regardless of injection site, whereas a local effect would produce a disproportionate increased risk of spine fracture with spine injection...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091491/management-of-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-volar-or-dorsal-locking-plate-which-has-fewer-complications
#16
Yoshihiro Abe, Susumu Tokunaga, Takuro Moriya
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and complications of volar and dorsal plating for the management of intra-articular distal radius fractures, with special regard to indications for dorsal plating. Furthermore, we examine the rationale for choosing dorsal plating and its frequency of use. METHODS: Clinical assessments included range of motion measurements at the wrist; grip strength; the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand score; and the Gartland and Werley score...
November 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091485/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-skyline-and-carpal-shoot-through-fluoroscopic-views-of-volar-plate-fixation-of-the-distal-radius-a-cadaveric-investigation-of-dorsal-cortex-screw-penetration
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T Kyle Stoops, Brandon G Santoni, Nicolette M Clark, Amy A Bauer, Christopher Shoji, Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures can result in soft tissue injuries. Abnormal contour of the dorsal cortex of the distal radius provides difficulties in discerning screw penetration on standard radiographs. The skyline and carpal shoot-through views are additional views to improve dorsal cortex visibility. We report on the sensitivity and specificity of determining screw protrusion with these views. METHODS: Seven fresh frozen cadavers were instrumented with a distal radius volar locking plate...
November 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078712/management-modalities-and-outcomes-following-acute-scaphoid-fractures-in-children-a-quantitative-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Ashkaun Shaterian, Pauline Joy F Santos, Christine J Lee, Gregory R D Evans, Amber Leis
BACKGROUND: Early evaluation and appropriate management of pediatric scaphoid fractures are necessary to avoid complications. To date, current management of pediatric fractures varies among providers. The objective of this study was to compare clinical outcomes following different treatment modalities. METHODS: A PubMed literature search identified studies involving acute scaphoid fractures in children. Studies were evaluated for treatment provided and their respective effects on union rate, wrist range of motion, and wrist pain...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064312/percutaneous-pinning-versus-volar-locking-plate-internal-fixation-for-unstable-distal-radius-fractures-a-meta-analysis
#19
Fei Peng, Yuan-Xiang Liu, Zhen-Yu Wan
This meta-analysis compared outcomes between percutaneous pinning/wiring and open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with locking plates for treatment of unstable distal radius fractures. Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched through December 30, 2015. Twenty randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised two-arm studies were included. Outcomes included scores of Disabilities of the Arms, Shoulders and Hands (DASH), visual analogue scale (VAS) pain, and patient rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score, as well as range of motion (ROM) and complication incidence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054543/outcomes-of-surgically-treated-distal-radial-fractures-with-associated-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-injury
#20
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
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