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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635316/complications-following-collagenase-treatment-for-dupuytren-contracture
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Jennifer Wozniczka, Clifford Canepa, Adam Mirarchi, Joel S Solomon
BACKGROUND: Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection and manipulation is a relatively new method for treating Dupuytren contracture that is growing in popularity. Although side effects such as swelling and ecchymosis are common, they are typically mild and self-limited. Major complications are rare but have included flexor tendon rupture and complex regional pain syndrome. METHODS: This study describes a case report of 2 patients seen at our institution...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610452/outcomes-of-flexor-tendon-repairs-in-zone-2-subzones-with-early-active-mobilization
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K Moriya, T Yoshizu, N Tsubokawa, H Narisawa, S Matsuzawa, Y Maki
We report on the outcomes of flexor tendon repair in zone 2 subzones with early active mobilization in 102 fingers in 88 consecutive patients. There were 28, 53, 15, and six fingers with repairs in zones 2A to 2D, respectively. Rupture of the repair occurred in four fingers, all in zone 2B. Excluding those with repair ruptures, the mean total active motion was 230° (range 143°-286°). Evaluated with Tang's criteria, the outcomes were ranked excellent in 39 fingers, good in 46, fair in ten, poor in three, and failure in four...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606434/the-relationships-between-surface-measurements-and%C3%A2-underlying-tendon-autograft-length-for-upper%C3%A2-extremity-reconstructive-surgery
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Michael T Milone, Mikael Starecki, Omri Ayalon, Michael W Aversano, Anthony Sapienza
PURPOSE: The availability of tendon grafts is an important consideration for successful upper extremity reconstructive surgery, including flexor or extensor tendon reconstructions, tendon transfers, and ligament reconstructions. Graft selection is based on availability, expendability, ease of harvest, and length. Given variations in patient height and extremity length, existing average values may provide suboptimal insight into actual tendon lengths available. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to pursue a method of estimating available donor tendon lengths based on easily measured anatomical surface landmarks...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604550/the-versatile-hook-plate-in-avulsion-fractures-of-the-hand
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Andal Thirumalai, Petros Mikalef, Rajive Mathew Jose
Avulsion fractures can pose technical difficulties for surgical fixation. The fragments are often small and around finger joints with access being difficult due to attachment of ligaments or tendons. Traditionally, these have been treated using K wires, lag screws, or pullout sutures.Hook plates were originally described for operative management of mallet fractures. We have been using hook plates in our unit for over 10 years. However, over the years, we have extended their use to other avulsion fractures in the hand such as proximal interphalangeal joint fracture dislocations, central slip avulsions, flexor digitorum profundus avulsions and collateral ligament avulsions...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604156/outcomes-of-repair-of-the-lacerated-a2-pulley-with-extensor-retinaculum-during-primary-flexor-tendon-repair
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A El-Shebly, M El Fahar, H Mohammed, A Bahaa Eldin
We report outcomes of repairing the lacerated A2 pulley with extensor retinaculum graft in ten patients (ten fingers) during primary flexor tendon repair in zone 2. Complete A2 pulley lacerations were found in eight fingers and partial A2 pulley laceration in two. We extended the laceration in the sheath to the middle of the A4 or A1 pulley to allow tendon repair with a four-strand core suture. The A2 pulley was reconstructed with an extensor retinaculum graft. All patients followed the early controlled active mobilization protocol and recovered active range of motion at the interphalangeal joints without major extension deficits...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593061/fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-presenting-limited-flexion-of-the-fingers
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Kazuhiro Maeda, Nokitaka Setsu, Yoshiharu Kato, Akira Kawai, Eisuke Kobayashi
A 35-year-old Japanese man presented with a 1-month history of limited flexion and radiating pain in the left middle and ring fingers. A physical examination revealed a hard nodular mass in his left palm. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 2 × 1.5 × 1 cm mass of low intensity on T1-weighted images and high intensity on T2-weighted images and gadolinium enhancement. The tumor was marginally resected, adhering to the flexor digitorum profundus of both the third and fourth fingers. The histological diagnosis was fibroma of tendon sheath...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567434/trigger-finger-at-wrist-caused-by-degenerative-changes-of-the-flexor-tendon-sheath-and-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-case-report
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Qiao Wang, Jiang Kian Hong Jackson, Meng Ai Png
Trigger finger at wrist is a rare condition. Symptoms include finger triggering, snapping or catching at the wrist level. Carpal tunnel syndrome and median nerve compression neuropathy are almost always associated. We reported one case which was caused by degenerative changes of the flexor tendon sheath and carpal tunnel syndrome.
2017: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530766/right-ring-finger-volar-mass-in-a-14-year-old-boy
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Mary P Fox, Jack E McKay, Randall D Craver, Nicholas D Pappas
A trigger digit is relatively uncommon in adolescents and often has a different etiology in that age group vs adults. In the pediatric population, trigger digits frequently arise from a variety of underlying anatomic situations, including thickening of the flexor digitorum superficialis or flexor digitorum profundus tendons, an abnormal relationship between the flexor digitorum superficialis and flexor digitorum profundus tendons, a proximal flexor digitorum superficialis decussation, or constriction of the pulleys...
May 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511568/flexor-tendon-ruptures-after-distal-scaphoid-excision-for-scaphotrapeziotrapezoid-osteoarthritis
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Matthew E Deren, Charles H Mitchell, Arnold-Peter C Weiss
BACKGROUND: Distal scaphoid excision is one treatment option for osteoarthritis of the scaphotrapeziotrapezoid (STT) joint following failure of conservative measures. Potential complications of this procedure include injury to the carpal ligaments, cartilage, and radial artery. METHODS: A single case was identified by the senior author, and the medical record was reviewed for surgical notes, progress notes, and radiographs. RESULTS: A 68-year-old male sustained ruptures of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and flexor digitorum profundus to the index finger 3 years following a distal scaphoid excision for symptomatic STT osteoarthritis...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506156/flexor-digitorum-superficialis-tendon-sling-volar-plate-reconstruction-for-swan-neck-deformity-in-the-spastic-finger
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Y L Tan, F C Yong
The condition of proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) locking in hyperextension may occur in the athetoid or spastic hand with moderate or severe swan-neck deformity at the 'opening' phase of prehension. The patient's complaints are of complete or incomplete locking that may require passive assistance to initiate PIPJ flexion. Surgical procedures to overcome this include rerouting the lateral band, stabilisation or reconstruction procedure for the volar instability of the PIPJ, etc. Volar stabilisation may be achieved by Flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tenodesis procedures or criss-cross tendon graft for volar plate reconstruction...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501340/epitendinous-first-repair-of-zone-ii-flexor-digitorum-profundus-results-in-decreased-gliding-resistance
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Michael G Galvez, Garet C Comer, Arhana Chattopadhyay, Chao Long, Anthony W Behn, James Chang
PURPOSE: The importance of flexor tendon repair with both core and epitendinous suture placement has been well established. The objective of this study was to determine whether suture placement order affects gliding resistance and bunching in flexor digitorum profundus tendons in a human ex vivo model. METHODS: The flexor digitorum profundus tendons of the index, middle, ring, and little fingers of paired cadaver forearms were tested intact for excursion and mean gliding resistance in flexion and extension across the A2 pulley...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487773/clinical-assessment-of-the-congenital-absence-of-palmaris-longus-and-flexor-digitorum-superficialis-muscles-in-young-saudi-population
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Mohammed Talal Alzahrani, Mohammad Abdullah Almalki, Turki Abdullah Al-Thunayan, Amjaad Hamad Almohawis, Ahmed Turki Al Turki, Loung Umedani
Introduction. Congenital Palmaris Longus (PL) absence was found in 15%-20.25% of population globally. This condition and Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS) tendon absence in little finger are not known in Saudi Arabia. We studied prevalence of PL and FDS agenesis in Saudi Arabian population. Methods. A random cross-sectional study was carried out after an ethical approval in the Riyadh universities. Schaeffer's test was used to examine PL absence. The Modified test was used to examine FDS absence. Data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel and the SPSS Software version 22...
2017: Anatomy Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461643/development-and-validation-of-the-omeract-rheumatoid-arthritis-magnetic-resonance-tenosynovitis-scoring-system-in-a-multireader-exercise
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Daniel Glinatsi, Paul Bird, Frédérique Gandjbakhch, Espen A Haavardsholm, Charles G Peterfy, Edward M Vital, Paul Emery, Philip G Conaghan, Mikkel Østergaard
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tenosynovitis (TS) score for tendons at the wrist and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Axial T1-weighted precontrast and postcontrast fat-saturated MR image sets of the hands of 43 patients with RA initiating rituximab therapy were obtained at baseline and after 14, 26, 38, or 52 weeks. The MR images were scored twice by 4 readers. Nine tendon compartments of the wrist and 4 flexor tendon compartments at the MCP joints were assessed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461087/long-term-outcome-of-paediatric-flexor-tendon-injuries-of-the-hand
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Georg Singer, Thomas Zwetti, Ruth Amann, Christoph Castellani, Holger Till, Barbara Schmidt
The ideal rehabilitation regimen of paediatric flexor tendon injuries of the hand is discussed controversially. In this study, the clinical outcome of paediatric patients with flexor tendon injuries treated with a dynamic postoperative protocol was assessed. All children with flexor tendon injuries of the hand who were treated by a dynamic postoperative protocol between 1999 and 2011 were included. Patients were invited for a follow-up examination consisting of clinical examination, the TAM and Buck-Gramcko scores, and the linear measurement system...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453343/acute-isolated-flexor-tendon-laceration-associated-with-a-distal-radius-fracture
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J Ryan Hill, Ram K Alluri, Alidad Ghiassi
BACKGROUND: Subacute rupture of the flexor tendons secondary to distal radius fractures is well documented. Recently, accounts of flexor tendon rupture following open reduction internal fixation have been associated with volar plate fixation. However, discovery of an occult traumatic flexor tendon laceration during fixation of an acute distal radius fracture is not well described. This case indicates the importance of careful preoperative and intraoperative examination of the flexor tendons in the setting of comminuted distal radius fractures...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453342/flexor-tendon-rupture-due-to-previously-undiagnosed-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease-a-case-report
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Kenrick Turner, Nicholas N Sheppard, Samuel E Norton
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous flexor tendon rupture is rare and most common in the little finger. The pathogenesis of spontaneous tendon ruptures is unclear but may occur through attrition or mechanical abrasion over a bony prominence. Kienböck disease is avascular necrosis of the lunate, with an unknown etiology. METHODS: We present a case of spontaneous rupture of flexor digitorum profundus due to Kienböck disease, which we believe is the first recorded case of flexor tendon rupture attributable to osteonecrosis of the lunate...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423932/comparing-biomechanical-properties-repair-times-and-value-of-common-core-flexor-tendon-repairs
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Aakash Chauhan, Patrick Schimoler, Mark C Miller, Alexander Kharlamov, Gregory A Merrell, Bradley A Palmer
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare biomechanical strength, repair times, and repair values for zone II core flexor tendon repairs. METHODS: A total of 75 fresh-frozen human cadaveric flexor tendons were harvested from the index through small finger and randomized into one of 5 repair groups: 4-stranded cross-stitch cruciate (4-0 polyester and 4-0 braided suture), 4-stranded double Pennington (2-0 knotless barbed suture), 4-stranded Pennington (4-0 double-stranded braided suture), and 6-stranded modified Lim-Tsai (4-0 looped braided suture)...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417053/pacinian-corpuscle-like-structure-in-the-digital-tendon-sheath-and-nail-bed-a-study-using-late-stage-human-fetuses
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Ji Hyun Kim, Koichiro Sakanaka, Naomitsu Tomita, Gen Murakami, Hiroshi Abe, Shinichi Abe
Pacinian corpuscle-like structures were identified in the digital tendon sheaths and nail beds of hands obtained from eight of 12 human fetuses of gestational age 20-34 weeks (crown-rump length, 150-290 mm). The aberrant corpuscles were present in tight fibrous tissue connecting the flexor tendon sheath to the dorsal aponeurosis (138 corpuscles in the thumbs and all fingers of eight fetuses); loose fibrous tissue inside the sheath on the dorsal side of the tendon (37 corpuscles in the thumbs and all fingers of four fetuses); and the nail bed (10 clusters in the thumbs and second fingers of four smaller fetuses)...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365148/outcomes-after-flexor-tendon-repair-combined-with-the-application-of-human-amniotic-membrane-allograft
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Olli V Leppänen, Teemu Karjalainen, Harry Göransson, Annika Hakamäki, Jouni Havulinna, Jyrki Parkkinen, Jarkko Jokihaara
PURPOSE: Clinically proven methods to prevent adhesion formation after flexor tendon repair have not yet been established. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of amniotic membrane allograft as a mechanical barrier to decrease adhesion formation. METHODS: Ten patients having flexor tendon injuries were planned to be recruited to the pilot study. The operative treatment consisted of tendon repair and fixation of amniotic membrane allograft around the repaired tendon...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355741/-mri-of-the-finger-ligament-and-tendon-injuries-imaging-technique-and-clinical-application
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Y X Li, W Ye, R J Bai, H L Zhan, Y Liu, Z H Qian, H Zhang
Objective: To explore the MRI technique and the clinical application in ligament and tendons of fingers. Methods: The study was reviewed and approved by an institutional review board of hospital.A total of 20 normal volunteers and 50 patients from Beijing Jishuitan Hospital between May 2012 and May 2015 with finger injuries were chosen to undergo magnetic resonance examination by using Achieva 3.0 T MR produced by Philips.Scanning from coronal, sagittal and axial view in T(1)-weighted and proton fat saturation sequence (PD-FS), choosing suitable parameters, in order to get clear images of finger tendons and ligaments...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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