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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214061/open-physeal-fracture-of-the-distal-phalanx-of-the-hallux-case-study-diagnosis-and-management
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Brandon Morris, Scott Mullen, Paul Schroeppel, Bryan Vopat
Open physeal fractures of the distal phalanx of the hallux are the lesser described counterpart to the same fracture of the finger, known by its eponym as a "Seymour fracture". Displaced Salter-Harris phalangeal fractures present with a concomitant nailbed or soft tissue injury. Often these fractures occur in the summer months when open-toe footwear can be worn, however, they may occur indoors as well. Frequently, the injury results from direct axial load of the toe, or "stubbing", which causes the fracture and associated soft tissue injury...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205482/trans-metacarpal-screw-fixation-for-extra-articular-proximal-phalangeal-base-fractures
#2
Eichi Itadera, Takahiro Yamazaki
We developed a new internal fixation method for extra-articular fractures at the base of the proximal phalanx using a headless compression screw to achieve rigid fracture fixation through a relatively easy technique. With the metacarpophalangeal joint of the involved finger flexed, a smooth guide-pin is inserted into the intramedullary canal of the proximal phalanx through the metacarpal head and metacarpophalangeal joint. Insertion tunnels are made over the guide-pin using a cannulated drill. Then, a headless cannulated screw is placed into the proximal phalanx...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205479/finger-trauma-due-to-surfing-a-case-series-and-analysis-of-fracture-patterns
#3
A C J Ruijs, L C Langenberg, J Rezzouk
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to research the type of lesions to the hand and fingers in the sport of surfing. METHODS: All surfing related hand injuries reported to our hospital between January 2008 and September 2015 were analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patient files held a clear description of a trauma related to the surf sport. We found three finger sprains, five wounds needing suture, including one digital nerve lesion and one ring finger with flexor tendon injury, three fingertip amputations and twenty-six digital fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194348/analysis-of-bone-fixation-methods-in-digital-replantation
#4
Seung Woo Lee, Dong Chul Lee, Jin Soo Kim, Si Young Roh, Kyung Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Adequate fixation of replanted digits is essential not only for short-term healing but for long-term function. Various bony fixation methods using Kirschner (K-) and intraosseous wire are available in replantation. We examined clinical and radiographic outcomes of fixation methods on bone union after digital replantation. METHODS: A single institutional retrospective review identified 992 patients who had undergone 1,247 successful replantations between July 2009 and September 2015...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185123/phalanx-fractures-and-dislocations-in-athletes
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REVIEW
Franklin Chen, David M Kalainov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Phalangeal fractures, dislocations, and fracture-dislocations in the hand are common injuries. We review the current literature on the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries in the athlete. An understanding of the anatomy and its relationship to the mechanism of injury may help to direct appropriate management. Return to play remains an important concern to the patient-athlete. RECENT FINDINGS: Findings from recently published articles reinforce previously established treatment methods in the management of finger phalangeal fractures, dislocations, and fracture-dislocations...
February 9, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149210/tethering-the-extensor-apparatus-limits-pip-flexion-following-k-wire-placement-for-pinning-extra-articular-fractures-at-the-base-of-the-proximal-phalanx
#6
Yaron Sela, Caitlin Peterson, Mark E Baratz
Background: Closed reduction with percutaneous Kirschner wires (K-wires) is the most minimally invasive surgical option for stabilizing phalanx fractures. This study examines the effect of K-wire placement on proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint motion. Methods: PIP joint flexion was measured in the digits of 4 fresh-frozen cadaver hands after placing a suture loop through the flexor tendons and placing tension on the flexors via a mechanical scale. The load necessary to flex the PIP joint to 90° or to maximum flexion was recorded...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110548/musculoskeletal-injuries-resulting-from-use-of-hoverboards
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Michelle Ho, B David Horn, Ines C Lin, Benjamin Chang, Robert B Carrigan, Apurva Shah
Hoverboards were recently introduced to the US consumer market and experienced rapid popularity. Given the high frequency of musculoskeletal injury with other wheeled recreation devices, we sought to analyze hoverboard injuries in children. A retrospective review of patients with musculoskeletal injury related to hoverboard use was performed at a tertiary care children's hospital. From November 2015 to January 2016, 2.3% of all fractures were related to hoverboards. Common injury mechanisms were fall (79%) and finger entrapment between wheel and wheel-well (10%)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076751/salter-harris-type-iv-fracture-of-the-proximal-phalanx-of-the-thumb-with-rotation-of-the-epiphysis-outcome-10-years-following-open-reduction-and-k-wire-fixation
#8
Mohammad M Al-Qattan
INTRODUCTION: Salter-Harris type IV fracture of the proximal phalanx with 90° rotation of the epiphysis is very rare. We report on a case of Salter-Harris type IV fracture of the proximal phalanx of the thumb with rotation of the epiphysis and document the outcome 10 years after surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 5-year old boy presented with Salter-Harris type IV fracture of the thumb with 90° rotation of the epiphysis. Open reduction and K-wire fixation was done...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058484/hoverboards-spectrum-of-injury-and-association-with-an-uncommon-fracture
#9
Andrew H Schapiro, Neil U Lall, Christopher G Anton, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: Self-balancing electric scooters, commonly known as hoverboards, are a new and popular consumer item with recognized fall hazards. The spectrum of injuries associated with hoverboard use has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the spectrum of radiologically apparent injuries associated with hoverboard use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all imaging studies interpreted at our institution for hoverboard-related injuries during an 8-month period...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009702/volar-dorsal-and-lateral-locking-plate-fixation-for-pilon-fractures
#10
Mark Henry
The more common dorsal fracture subluxations at the base of the middle phalanx have an intact dorsal buttress of articular surface in continuity with the shaft. Capitalizing on this foundation, various fixation methods have met with relatively equivalent success including Kirschner wires, screws only, nonlocking plate and screws, and external fixation. Pilon fractures are complete articular fractures, where the comminuted articular fragments lack any structural connection to the more distal shaft of the middle phalanx, and have largely relied upon external fixation traction systems...
March 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886832/thumb-injuries-in-athletes
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REVIEW
Tiffany R Kadow, John R Fowler
Thumb injuries are common in athletes and present a challenging opportunity for upper extremity physicians. Common injuries include metacarpal base fractures (Bennett and Rolando types), ulnar and radial collateral ligament injuries, dislocation of the carpometacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joints, and phalanx fractures. This review, although not exhaustive, highlights some of the most common thumb injuries in athletes. The treating physician must balance pressure from athletes, parents, coaches, and executives to expedite return to play with the long-term well-being of the athlete...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843670/kirschner-wire-breakage-during-removal-requiring-retrieval
#12
Kai Yuen Wong, Rosalind Mole, Patrick Gillespie
Kirschner wires (K-wires) are widely used for fixation of fractures and dislocations in the hand as they are readily available, reliable, and cost-effective. Complication rates of up to 18% have been reported. However, K-wire breakage during removal is rare. We present one such case illustrating a simple technique for retrieval. A 35-year-old male presented with a distal phalanx fracture of his right middle finger. This open fracture was treated with K-wire fixation. Postoperatively, he developed a pin site infection with associated finger swelling...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781977/treatment-of-unstable-distal-phalanx-fractures-by-extra-articular-dip-pinning-a-series-of-12-cases
#13
G Prunières, S Gouzou, S Facca, A-S Matheron, N Maire, J-J Hidalgo Díaz, P Liverneaux
: Unstable distal phalanx fractures are typically treated by pinning of the distal phalanx or the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP). Complications include unstable fixation, K-wire migration, septic arthritis and osteoarthritis. To limit these complications, we wanted to explore the benefits of using locked extra-articular DIP pinning. The cohort consisted of 12 patients (mean age 36.3 years) who had an extra-articular (6 cases) or intra-articular distal phalanx fracture (6 cases). All patients were treated surgically with a construct consisting of two connected K-wires: one was placed inside the shaft of the distal phalanx and the other was placed perpendicular to the middle phalanx...
October 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774329/two-extension-block-kirschner-wires-technique-for-bony-mallet-thumb
#14
Yutaka Mifune, Atsuyuki Inui, Fumiaki Takase, Yasuhiro Ueda, Issei Shinohara, Ryosuke Kuroda, Takeshi Kokubu
Mallet fingers with an avulsion fracture of the distal phalanx or rupture of the terminal tendon of the extensor mechanism is known as a common injury, while mallet thumb is very rare. In this paper, the case of a 19-year-old woman with a sprained left thumb sustained while playing basketball is presented. Plain radiographs and computed tomography revealed an avulsion fracture involving more than half of the articular surface at the base of the distal phalanx. Closed reduction and percutaneous fixation were performed using the two extension block Kirschner wires' technique under digital block anesthesia...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769216/kirner-s-deformity-of-the-fifth-finger-a-case-report
#15
Melkamu Adeb, Daichi Hayashi, Yogesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Kirner's deformity is a rare bony deformity that is characterized by radial and volar curvature of the distal phalanx of the fifth finger. Affected patients usually present after the age of 5 years, with girls more affected than boys and bilateral involvement more common than unilateral. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of an eight-year-old girl who presented with progressive deformity of the right little finger. Radiographic evaluation revealed volar and radial curvature of the distal phalanx of the right fifth digit...
October 21, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765865/treatment-of-unstable-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-fractures-with-hemi-hamate-osteochondral-autografts
#16
M Burnier, T Awada, F Marin Braun, P Rostoucher, M Ninou, L Erhard
: The primary aim of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological results after hemi-hamate resurfacing arthroplasty in patients with acute or chronic unstable fractures of the base of the middle phalanx and to describe technical features that can facilitate the surgical procedure. Hemi-hamate arthroplasties were done in 19 patients (mean age 39 years) with an isolated fracture at the base of the middle phalanx that involved more than 40% of the articular surface. We assessed ten chronic cases (treated >6 weeks after fracture) and nine acute ones (<6 weeks) at a mean of 24 months...
February 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755266/pediatric-phalanx-fractures
#17
Joshua M Abzug, Karan Dua, Andrea Sesko Bauer, Roger Cornwall, Theresa O Wyrick
Phalangeal fractures are the most common type of hand fracture that occurs in the pediatric population and account for the second highest number of emergency department visits for fractures in the United States. The incidence of phalangeal fractures is the highest in children aged 10 to 14 years, which coincides with the time that most children begin playing contact sports. Younger children are more likely to sustain a phalangeal fracture in the home setting as a result of crush and laceration injuries. Salter-Harris type II fractures of the proximal phalanx are the most common type of finger fracture...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685761/effect-of-cortical-screw-diameter-on-reduction-and-stabilization-of-type-iii-distal-phalanx-fractures-an-equine-cadaveric-study
#18
Alastair T Kay, Sushmitha Durgam, Matthew Stewart, Stephen Joslyn, David J Schaeffer, Gavin Horn, Richard Kesler, Peter Chew
OBJECTIVE: To compare reduction of type III distal phalangeal fractures using 4.5 and 5.5 mm cortical screws placed in lag fashion and an intact hoof capsule model. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric experimental study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Hooves from 12 adult horses (n=24). METHODS: Sagittal fractures were created in pairs of distal phalanges after distal interphalangeal joint disarticulation and were reduced with either 4.5 or 5...
November 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672063/correction-of-hallux-valgus-interphalangeus-with-an-osteotomy-of-the-distal-end-of-the-proximal-phalanx-distal-akin-osteotomy
#19
Robert Vander Griend
BACKGROUND: Operative correction of a symptomatic hallux valgus interphalangeus (HVI) deformity is often achieved with an osteotomy at the proximal end of the proximal phalanx (Akin osteotomy). However, the apex of the typical HVI deformity (center of rotation angle) is at the interphalangeal joint of the hallux. This study was done to evaluate the results of performing a medial closing wedge osteotomy at the distal end of the proximal phalanx. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (33 feet) underwent an osteotomy at the distal end of the proximal phalanx for correction of HVI...
February 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638548/-fractures-of-the-thumb-ray
#20
I M Mehling, K Schillo, A Arsalan-Werner, J Seegmüller, A C Langheinrich, M Sauerbier
Fractures of the first thumb ray are common and need accurate differential treatment to restore gripping hand functions. Displaced fractures of the distal and proximal phalanx of the thumb are often treated with screws or Kirschner wires. Stable fractures can also be treated non-operatively. Fractures of the base of the first metacarpal should be differentiated into extra-articular Winterstein fractures and intra-articular Bennett or Rolando fractures. Traction forces by the abductor pollicis longus tendon regularly lead to displacement of the shaft of the first metacarpal; therefore, these fractures usually require reduction and fixation...
December 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
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