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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820835/simultaneous-stiles-bunnell-tendon-transfer-enhances-intrinsic-function-of-the-second-toe-transplantations
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Yu-Te Lin, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Shwu-Huei Lien, Chih-Hung Lin, Fu-Chan Wei
Claw finger is sequelae of fingers without intrinsic function. Claw toe deformity is common after toe transfers as simultaneous intrinsic reconstruction has yet to be reported in the literature. We present our experience of simultaneous tendon transfers during the second toe transplantation. Seven 2nd toe transfers were performed in 5 metacarpal-like and metacarpal hands. The Stiles-Bunnell tendon transfer was incorporated into toe transfers. Toe lumbrical tendons were repaired to the Flexor Digitorum Sublimis of the same recipient digit...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817708/timing-and-extent-of-finger-force-enslaving-during-a-dynamic-force-task-cannot-be-explained-by-emg-activity-patterns
#2
Mojtaba Mirakhorlo, Huub Maas, DirkJan H E J Veeger
Finger enslaving is defined as the inability of the fingers to move or to produce force independently. Such finger enslaving has predominantly been investigated for isometric force tasks. The aim of this study was to assess whether the extent of force enslaving is dependent on relative finger movements. Ten right-handed subjects (22-30 years) flexed the index finger while counteracting constant resistance forces (4, 6 and 8 N) orthogonal to the fingertip. The other, non-instructed fingers were held in extension...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807213/turkey-model-for-flexor-tendon-research-in%C3%A2-vitro-comparison-of-human-canine-turkey-and-chicken-tendons
#3
Assaf Kadar, Andrew R Thoreson, Ramona L Reisdorf, Peter C Amadio, Steven L Moran, Chunfeng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Flexor tendon injuries are one of the most common hand injuries and remain clinically challenging for functional restoration. Canine and chicken have been the most commonly used animal models for flexor tendon-related research but possess several disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to explore a potential turkey model for flexor tendon research. METHODS: The third digit from human cadaveric hands, canine forepaws, turkey foot, and chicken foot were used for this study...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802438/investigation-of-index-finger-triggering-force-using-a-cadaver-experiment-effects-of-trigger-grip-span-contact-location-and-internal-tendon-force
#4
Joonho Chang, Andris Freivalds, Neil A Sharkey, Yong-Ku Kong, H Mike Kim, Kiseok Sung, Dae-Min Kim, Kihyo Jung
A cadaver study was conducted to investigate the effects of triggering conditions (trigger grip span, contact location, and internal tendon force) on index finger triggering force and the force efficiency of involved tendons. Eight right human cadaveric hands were employed, and a motion simulator was built to secure and control the specimens. Index finger triggering forces were investigated as a function of different internal tendon forces (flexor digitorum profundus + flexor digitorum superficialis = 40, 70, and 100 N), trigger grip spans (40, 50, and 60 mm), and contact locations between the index finger and a trigger...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775106/flexion-deformity-of-the-finger-caused-by-tophaceous-gout-of-the-flexor-tendon
#5
Jonathan James Hyett Bray, Sebastien Crosswell, Iqbal Hashmat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774241/an-experimental-model-on-the-biomechanical-behaviour-of-the-flexor-tendons-in-new-zealand-rabbits
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D Skouteris, E Magnissalis, A Papalois, S Varitimidis, P J Papagelopoulos, A B Zoubos
BACKGROUND: In order to introduce new pharmacological agents with the intent to inhibit the adhesion formation, it is important to test such products on laboratory animals under a protocol that can evaluate the quantitative and qualitative aspects of healing of the tendons. Most experimental models focus on the tensile strength and histological analysis of the tendons, failing to sufficiently quantify the degree of the adhesion formation. METHODS: The experiment included six male New Zealand rabbits that underwent surgery of their right forepaws...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774233/disruption-of-flexor-tendon-after-intrasheath-triamcinolone-acetonide-injection-for-trigger-digits-two-case-reports
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Toshikazu Tanaka, Takeshi Ogawa, Takaji Yanai, Eriko Okano, Sho Kohyama, Naoyuki Ochiai
We experienced two cases of flexor tendons rupture after triamcinolone acetate (TA) injection for trigger finger. A 45-year-old man underwent injection of 40 mg of TA and 1 mL of 1% lidocaine solution into his little finger. While playing golf 3 months after the injection, he heard a popping sound, and was unable to flex it. A 57-year-old female nurse had undergone injection of 40 mg of TA and 1 mL of 1% lidocaine solution into her thumb twice at a 2-month interval. Two months after the second injection, she was unable to flex it...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766275/a-mini-invasive-tenolysis-of-the-flexor-tendons-following-hand-fractures-case-series
#8
A Leti Acciaro, M Lando, A Russomando, G Colzani
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of the flexor tendon adhesions following phalanx and metacarpal fractures, in closed or open injuries, is a great challenge for the hand surgeon. The outcomes are often poor, because of the severity of the lesion and the aggressiveness of the surgical procedure of the secondary tenolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors describe the technical findings and the results of a new mini-invasive tenolysis in order to treat the adhesions in zone 1 and 2 of the fingers, following phalangeal and metacarpal fractures...
August 1, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746282/outcomes-of-muscle-brachialis-transfer-to-restore-finger-flexion-in-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Brent R DeGeorge, Hillary A Becker, John H Faryna, Robert J Spinner, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
BACKGROUND: In adults with lower trunk brachial plexus injury, proximal nerve surgery for restoration of prehension demonstrates poor outcomes secondary to long distances required for nerve regeneration and time-dependent degradation of motor endplates. Options for reconstruction are limited to distal tendon or nerve transfers and free-functioning muscle transfers. In this article, the authors describe the long-term outcomes of brachialis muscle-to-flexor digitorum profundus transfer to restore prehension in patients with traumatic lower trunk brachial plexus injuries...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728940/silicone-infusion-tubing-instead-of-hunter-rods-for-two-stage-zone%C3%A2-2-flexor-tendon-reconstruction-in-a-resource-limited-surgical-environment
#10
K Kibadi, F Moutet
The authors describe their experience using silicone infusion tubing in place of Hunter rods for two-stage zone 2 flexor tendon reconstruction in a resource-limited surgical environment. This case report features a 47-year-old, right-handed man who had no active PIP and DIP joint flexion in four fingers of the right hand 5 months after an injury. During the first repair stage, the A2 and A4 pulleys were reconstructed using an extensor retinaculum graft. An infusion tube was inserted instead of Hunter rods...
July 17, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727585/closed-continuous-irrigation-with-lidocaine-and-immediate-mobilization-for-treatment-of-pyogenic-tenosynovitis
#11
Rebecca Knackstedt, Joyce Tyler, Steven Bernard
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis treatment consists of either closed continuous irrigation with sterile saline or antibiotic solution, or open debridement and irrigation. These treatment approaches serve to resolve the infection, but are extremely painful and residual stiffness can be devastating to the patient. We describe herein our approach to managing pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis. To provide continuous irrigation, a butterfly catheter with needle removed is utilized with irrigation holes cut into the tubing...
July 19, 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725123/polymicrobial-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-of-the-index-finger-and-first-ray-resulting-from-autophagia
#12
Andrew P Harris, Joey Johnson, Augusta Kluk, Neill Y Li, Avi D Goodman, Edward Akelman
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) is a well known infectious condition of the hand, involving the inoculation of the flexor tendon sheath with microorganisms. Many cases have been reported, common causes including direct inoculation by a puncture wound and deep lacerations extending into the flexor tendon sheath. In this report, we present a case of a 50 year old female with PFT resulting from autophagia (consuming one's own body parts, in our case, fingers) successfully treated with irrigation and debridement, amputation of the index finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint and antibiotic therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720008/a-cadaveric-study-of-the-thread-trigger-finger-release-the-first-annular-pulley-transection-through-thread-transecting-technique
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Danqing Guo, Danzhu Guo, Joseph Guo, Logan C McCool, Brionn Tonkin
BACKGROUND: After the thread transecting technique was successfully applied for the thread carpal tunnel release, we researched using the same technique in the thread trigger finger release (TTFR). This study was designed to test the operational feasibility of the TTFR on cadavers and verify the limits of division on the first annular (A1) pulley to ensure a complete trigger finger release with minimal iatrogenic injuries. METHODS: The procedure of TTFR was performed on 14 fingers and 4 thumbs of 4 unembalmed cadaveric hands...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720000/differentiation-between-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-and-other-finger-infections
#14
Colin D Kennedy, Alexander S Lauder, Jonathan R Pribaz, Stephen A Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Hospital transfer decisions regarding pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) are made difficult by emergency department presentations similar to other finger infections, with pain, redness, and functional limitation. Our objectives were to: (1) determine diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of Kanavel signs; and (2) identify existing factors most predictive of PFT during initial presentation. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent surgical consultation for concern of PFT over a 5-year period were identified retrospectively...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709917/what-triggers-in-trigger-finger-the-flexor-tendons-at-the-flexor-digitorum-superficialis-bifurcation
#15
X L Chuang, C C Ooi, S T Chin, M A Png, S K Wong, S C Tay, D A McGrouther
To define the role of the flexor tendons in trigger finger, a high-resolution ultrasound examination was performed in 20 trigger fingers and 20 normal contralateral digits in three digital postures: full extension, mid-flexion and near-full flexion. Precise measurements of diameter and cross-sectional area of the combined tendon mass were recorded at five clearly defined locations: summit of the metacarpal head, proximal lip of the proximal phalanx (PP) and at 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 length of the PP. In the normal tendons, there was an anatomical thickening, not previously appreciated at 1/4 length PP, in the region of the FDS bifurcation...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694076/traumatic-avulsion-of-the-flexor-digitorum-profundus-tendon-jersey-finger-a-29-cases-report
#16
C Tempelaere, M Brun, L Doursounian, J-M Feron
Traumatic avulsion of flexor digitorum profundus (jersey finger) is an uncommon injury. Our study aimed to describe functional outcomes of jersey fingers after surgical treatment. From January 2004 to 2014, we performed surgery on 32 patients who had jersey finger. Twenty-six of these patients were male and 6 were female with a mean age of 37.2years (range 16-68). Of the 32 cases, 11 were sports injuries, 16 presented on the ring finger and 13 on the little finger. Using the Leddy and Packer and Smith classifications, 16 of the injuries were type I, 4 were type II, 5 were type III, 7 were type IV...
July 7, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671883/prevention-of-peritendinous-adhesion-formation-after-the-flexor-tendon-surgery-in-rabbits-a-comparative-study-between-use-of-local-interferon-%C3%AE-interferon-%C3%AE-and-5-fluorouracil
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Mohammad Javad Fatemi, Shahram Shirani, Roohollah Sobhani, Amir Hossein Lebaschi, Mohammad Javad Gharegozlou, Tooran Bagheri, Mirsepehr Pedram, Mohsen Saberi, Shirin Araghi, Mohammad Ali Fatemi
BACKGROUND: Peritendinous adhesion is the most common complication after tendon surgery, particularly in zone II of the hand. Prevention of inflammation around the tendon, which develops after trauma and surgery, can decrease the tendon adhesion formation. This study compares the effect of some anti-inflammatory cytokines with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) on the tensile strength and in prevention of peritendinous adhesion formation. METHODS: Sixteen rabbits were allocated equally into 4 groups...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635316/complications-following-collagenase-treatment-for-dupuytren-contracture
#18
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
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