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Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Qing Zhao Ruan, Justin B Cohen, Yoonji Baek, Patrick Bletsis, Arthur R Celestin, Sherise Epstein, Alexandra E M Bucknor, Bernard T Lee
BACKGROUND: Conflict of interest among physicians in the context of private industry funding led to the introduction of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act in 2010. This study examined whether private industry funding correlated with scholarly productivity in the respective subspecialties of plastic surgery and the wider academic plastic surgery community. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Full-time plastic surgeons and their academic attributes were identified via institutional websites...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Rafael Denadai, Karin Milleni Araujo, Hugo Samartine, Rodrigo Denadai, Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral
The perception of medical specialists by the public has a significant effect on health-care decisions, research funding allocation, and implantation of educational measures. The purpose of this survey was to assess the public's perception of the field of plastic surgery practice. General public members ( n  = 1290) completed a survey where they matched nine specialties with 28 plastic surgery-related scenarios. Response patterns were distributed as "plastic surgeon alone," "plastic surgeon combined with other specialists," or "no plastic surgeon...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
J Glicenstein
The history of pediatric plastic surgery is linked to that of paediatrics. Until the early 19th century, there was no children's hospital. Only some operations were performed before the discovery of anesthesia, aseptic and antisepsis: cleft lip repair, amputation for polydactyly. Many operations were described in the 19th century for cleft lip and palate repair, hypospadias, syndactylies. The first operation for protruding ears was performed in 1881. Pediatric plastic surgery is diversified in the 2nd half of the 20th century: cleft lip and palate, burns, craniofacial surgery, hand surgery become separate parts of the speciality...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Elaine Rabin, Lisa Patrick
OBJECTIVES: Nationwide, hospitals struggle to maintain specialist on-call coverage for emergencies. We seek to further understand the issue by examining reliability of scheduled coverage and the role of ad hoc coverage when none is scheduled. METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey of all emergency department (ED) directors of a large state. Overall and for 10 specialties, respondents were asked to estimate on-call coverage extent and "reliability" (frequency of emergency response in a clinically useful time frame: 2 hours), and use and effect of ad hoc emergency coverage to fill gaps...
April 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
K Kibadi, F Portaels, Y Pichot, M Kapinga, F Moutet
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a particular form of juvenile delinquency and insecurity intensifies in the city of Kinshasa. This is the phenomenon Kuluna. It is organized gangs equipped with machetes and other weapons. The main objective of this study is to know the phenomenon Kuluna and describe the upper limb injuries caused by machetes, while insisting on the specifics of the management of these lesions in our communities. This retrospective descriptive study examines 14 cases of wounds of the hand and forearm due to stab phenomenon Kuluna, in Kinshasa...
November 2015: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
Shobhit V Minhas, Benjamin S Kester, Kevin E Larkin, Wellington K Hsu
BACKGROUND: Professional basketball players have a high incidence of injuries requiring surgical intervention. However, no studies in the current literature have compared postoperative performance outcomes among common injuries to determine high- and low-risk procedures to these athletes' careers. PURPOSE: To compare return-to-play (RTP) rates and performance-based outcomes after different orthopaedic procedures in National Basketball Association (NBA) players and to determine which surgeries are associated with the worst postoperative change in performance...
April 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Saloomeh Sahami, Christianne J Buskens, Tonia Young Fadok, Pieter J Tanis, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, Albert M Wolthuis, Willem A Bemelman, André D'Hoore
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a serious complication after restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Previous studies have shown significantly decreased leak rates in diverted patients with less severe clinical consequences. The aim of this study was to evaluate short- and long-term outcome of selective ileostomy formation in a multicentre cohort of patients undergoing pouch surgery. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 621 patients undergoing pouch surgery for inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] were identified from three large centres...
July 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Seung-Jun Lee, Jang Hun Lee, Sang Wook Park, Moosang Kim, Sang Beom Han
INTRODUCTION: Massive suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) that completely fills the vitreous cavity rarely resolves spontaneously. Even in cases with spontaneous resolution, long-term visual prognosis is disappointing due to retinal detachment or deterioration of preexisting ocular diseases. To the best of our knowledge, the first case of spontaneous resolution of massive SCH is reported with good long-term visual and anatomic outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old Asian woman with high myopia underwent cataract surgery in the right eye...
2015: International Medical Case Reports Journal
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October 2015: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Hanan Goldberg, Shachar Aharony, Yael Levy, Bezalel Sivan, Jack Baniel, David Ben Meir
BACKGROUND: Studies in the past have shown that children with spinal dysraphism have highly prevalent latex allergy. These children have a spectrum of congenital spinal anomalies, caused by defects in neural tube closure, with an incidence of 1 in 1000 births. Proposed risk factors for latex allergy include multiple surgeries since birth, including an insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, elevated IgE titers, repeat multiple catheterizations, and atopy. In the 1990 s, studies published in the United States and Europe showed a latex allergy prevalence of over 70% in these patients...
February 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Urška B Ogrinc, Sabina Senčar, Helena Lenasi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common disorder that affects women of various ages and impacts all aspects of life. Our aim was to evaluate the non-invasive erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser that exploits its thermal effect and has been used in reconstructive and rejuvenation surgery as a potential treatment strategy for stress UI (SUI) and mixed UI (MUI). STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 175 women (aged 49.7 ± 10 years) with newly diagnosed SUI (66% of women) and MUI (34%), respectively...
November 2015: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Theddeus O H Prasetyono, Astrid F Koswara
The objective of this report is to present a case of hand burn linear contracture release performed under local anesthesia. It also introduces the one-per-mil tumescent solution consisted of 0.2% lidocaine and 1:1.000.000 epinephrine as a local anesthesia formula, which has the potential of providing adequate anesthesia as well as hemostatic effect during surgery of the hand without tourniquet. The surgery was performed on a 19 year-old male patient with multiple thumb and fingers flexion linear contracture for 105 minutes without any obstacle...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Theddeus O H Prasetyono, Jesslyn Gustin
BACKGROUND: To present the efficacy of 1:1,000,000 tumescent solution for resection of vascular malformation in hand and upper extremity without tourniquet application. METHODS: Four patients with five slow flow vascular malformations were retrospectively reviewed. Prior to incision, 1:1,000,000 tumescent solution was infiltrated subcutaneously surrounding the lesion until the skin turned pale. Amount of tumescent solution injected, the length of surgery, the clarity of the operative field, and the complications were recorded...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Kristine Elvebakk, Ingrid Elisabeth Johnsen, Cecilie Bendiksen Wold, Thomas Finsen, Harald Russwurm, Vilhjalmur Finsen
BACKGROUND: Many different surgical strategies for arthrosis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb are described in the literature. In 2010 we changed our routine procedure from an interposition arthroplasty using the abductor pollicis longus (APL) tendon to simple trapeziectomy without suspension or interposition. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical outcome after trapeziectomy and to compare it to those we had achieved with the APL procedure. METHODS: We examined 49 hands operated with simple trapeziectomy during 2011-2012...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Cormac Weekes Joyce, Kenneth Mary Joyce, George Rahmani, Sean Michael Carroll, Jack Laurence Kelly, Padraic James Regan
The literature on Dupuytren's contracture is vast yet little information is known as to which papers have been the most influential. The purpose of this study was to identify the 50 most cited papers on Dupuytren's contracture and perform a citation analysis. Utilizing the Web of Science, 23 surgical, medical, plastic and hand surgery journals were searched for papers on Dupuytren's contracture. Resulting articles were ranked in order of times cited and each paper was analyzed for article-type, year of publication, country of origin, institution and level of evidence...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Terence Khai Wei Tay, Huey Tien, Elizabeth Yenn Lynn Lim
BACKGROUND: A comparative study between two treatment methods (collagenase injection and open partial fasciectomy) for Dupuytren's contracture. This study will determine differences in clinical outcome, complication rate and patient satisfaction. METHODS: 37 patients with 62 metacarpophalangeal joints (MCP) and 44 proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP) treated. There were 21 MCP joints (34%) and 8 PIP joints (18%) treated with injection. The remaining 66% of MCP joints and 82% of PIP joints were treated by open partial fasciectomy...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Bhaskaranand Kumar, Anil Keshavamurthy Bhat, Ashwath Madhusudan Acharya
The principle aim in complex defects in hand is to restore a functioning tripod pinch. Among the various options, the use of locally available spare parts offers to improve both functions and cosmetics. 10 patients underwent surgeries to restore tripod pinch using this concept of spare parts. Four of them were children with congenital differences and the rest were adults with post traumatic defects. Eight of them underwent on-top plasty out of which four underwent an island pedicled transfer of phalanges and the rest involved distraction lengthening and transfer of metacarpals...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Michael A Tonkin, Kerby C Oberg
The Oberg, Manske and Tonkin (OMT) Classification of congenital anomalies of the hand and upper limb uses dysmorphological terminology, placing conditions in one of three groups: Malformations, Deformations and Dysplasias. The main group, Malformations, is further subdivided according to whether the whole of the limb is affected or the hand plate alone, and whether the primary insult involves one of the three axes of limb development and patterning or is non-axial. The common surgical diagnoses, such as thumb duplication and thumb hypoplasia, are then placed within this framework...
October 2015: Hand Surgery
Michael A Tonkin
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October 2015: Hand Surgery
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