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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/29135636/track-and-field-throwing-sports-injuries-and-prevention
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Adele Meron, Deborah Saint-Phard
Throwing events in track and field are among the oldest sporting events in recorded history and include shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin. All throwing athletes use the kinetic chain to transfer energy from the lower extremities, through the pelvis, trunk, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, and finally into the implement to generate maximum force. Throughout this sequential activation, mobilization, and stabilization of body segments, there is opportunity for breakdown in the chain, which can lead to injury. This review describes the biomechanics and kinetic chain components of each event and highlights injuries common among all throwers as well as injuries unique to each event...
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
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/29121783/trends-in-upper-extremity-injuries-presenting-to-us-emergency-departments
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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/29117846/lunotriquetral-ligament-reconstruction-utilizing-a-palmaris-longus-autograft
#5
Carl M Harper, Matthew L Iorio
Injury to the lunotriquetral ligament can result in midcarpal instability, with resultant alterations in normal wrist kinematics and subsequent arthrosis. We performed a previously undescribed technique of lunotriquetral ligament reconstruction in two patients utilizing a palmaris longus tendon autograft. Average age at presentation was 24 years old with a mean follow up of 10 months. Average range of motion was 62.5° of flexion and 57.5° of extension. Total arc of motion was 83% of the contralateral uninvolved extremity...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117822/patient-reported-outcome-following-ulnotriquetral-ligament-split-tear-repair
#6
Camelia Qian Ying Tang, Sean Wei Hong Lai, Geraldine Leow, Shian Chao Tay
BACKGROUND: While the clinical presentation and mechanism of injury of ulnotriquetral (UT) ligament split tear had been well described, there has been no other studies that has reported on the outcome of a UT ligament repair. This study aims to look at the patient-reported outcomes following UT ligament split tear repair. METHODS: 18 wrists (13 right and 5 left) in 17 patients (12 males and 5 females, mean age 25.0 ± 8.4 years, range 16-50 years) who had UT ligament split tear and undergone surgical repair between November 2007 and December 2013 were retrospectively analysed...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115657/wrapping-degloved-fingers-with-a-distal-based-radial-forearm-perforator-flap-a-repair-method-for-multiple-digital-degloving-injury
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Yusuf Kenan Çoban, Özcan Öcük, Kaan Bekircan
Degloving hand injuries present challenging situations to hand surgeons as they present with difficulties in reconstructive microsurgery, particularly in multiple digital injuries. Time is a limiting factor when multiple degloving finger amputations are present. Thus, we proposed a repair method for multiple degloving finger injuries that involves coverage with a distal-based reverse forearm flap of all injured fingers in a two-stage procedure. Early vigorous physical therapy after pedicle division of the flap at postoperative third week eliminates joint stiffness problems at wrist and metacarpophalangeal joints...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
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/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/29091494/abductor-digiti-minimi-flap-for-vascularized-coverage-in-the-surgical-management-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-carpal-tunnel-release
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Kevin Cheung, Melissa A Klausmeyer, Jesse B Jupiter
BACKGROUND: The development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) represents a potentially devastating complication following carpal tunnel release. In the presence of a suspected incomplete release of the transverse carpal ligament or direct injury to the median nerve, neurolysis as well as nerve coverage to prevent recurrent scar has been shown to be effective. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and telephone interview was conducted for patients who underwent abductor digiti minimi flap coverage and neurolysis of the median nerve for CRPS following carpal tunnel release...
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/29089196/immediate-effect-of-a-functional-wrist-orthosis-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-or-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelle Jackman, Iona Novak, Natasha Lannin, Claire Galea
STUDY DESIGN: Two-group randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Upper limb orthoses worn during functional tasks are commonly used in pediatric neurologic rehabilitation, despite a paucity of high-level evidence. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to investigate if a customized functional wrist orthosis, when placed on the limb, leads to an immediate improvement in hand function for children with cerebral palsy or brain injury...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075810/mri-findings-in-bucket-handle-tears-of-the-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex
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Jean Jose, Azael Arizpe, Carlos M Barrera, Nisreen Shabbir Ezuddin, David Chen
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is an intricate ligamentous and cartilaginous structure that helps transmit axial load across the wrist, and provide stability to the ulnocarpal and distal radioulnar joints (DRUJ). Because the blood supply to the TFCC varies depending on location, certain types of tears are more amenable to surgical repair than others. Since Palmer proposed his classification system of TFCC tears in 1989, only 1 case of a "bucket-handle" type tear has been reported. In this article, we describe two new cases of bucket-handle tears of the TFCC...
October 27, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055660/back-hand-approach-to-radial-access-the-snuff-box-approach
#14
Rhian E Davies, Ian C Gilchrist
Transradial access is becoming the default strategy for routine coronary procedures, but there is still room for improvement. For instance, left radial access is known to offer some advantages for graft cases, less tortuosity, amongst other potential benefits. The downside has been the applicability of this access point on patients with a larger body mass index both from the viewpoint of the patient and the operator. The patient must lay with their arm in a supine position and the operator as a result must stand in a flexed position for an unknown period of time...
September 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054543/outcomes-of-surgically-treated-distal-radial-fractures-with-associated-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-injury
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054355/the-effect-of-bisphosphonates-on-the-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-distal-radius-fractures-in-women
#16
Kristin E Shoji, Brandon E Earp, Tamara D Rozental
PURPOSE: To compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of distal radius fractures (DRF) treated with nonsurgical management in female postmenopausal patients receiving bisphosphonate (BP) therapy at the time of injury with those not receiving BP therapy. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 33 female postmenopausal patients with 35 DRF between December 2010 and January 2014 at 2 Level I tertiary care centers. Eleven patients with 12 DRF were currently receiving BP at the time of injury (BP group) and were compared with 22 controls with 23 DRF (CONT group) who were not receiving BP at the time of injury...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049266/the-cost-and-utility-of-postreduction-radiographs-after-closed-reduction-of-pediatric-wrist-and-forearm-fractures
#17
Avi D Goodman, Mark Zonfrillo, Daniel Chiou, Craig P Eberson, Aristides I Cruz
BACKGROUND: Formal radiographs are frequently obtained after reduction of closed pediatric wrist and forearm fracture performed under mini C-arm fluoroscopy. However, their utility has not been clearly demonstrated to justify the increased time, cost, and radiation exposure. We hypothesized that formal postreduction radiographs do not affect the rereduction rate of pediatric wrist and forearm fractures. We further sought to determine the time, monetary, and opportunity costs associated with obtaining these radiographs...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042331/the-first-experience-of-triple-nerve-transfer-in-proximal-radial-nerve-palsy
#18
Mohammadreza Emamhadi, Sasan Andalib
BACKGROUND: Injury to distal of posterior cord of brachial plexus leads to palsy of the radial and axillary nerves. The symptoms are usually motor deficits of the deltoid muscle, triceps brachii muscle, and the extensor muscles of the wrist, thumb and fingers. Tendon transfers, nerve grafts, and nerve transfers are options of surgical treatment of proximal radial nerve palsy to restore some motor functions. Tendon transfer is painful, requires a long immobilization, and decreases donor muscle strength; nevertheless, nerve transfer produces promising outcome...
October 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036028/appropriateness-of-the-use-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-wrist-ligamentous-injury
#19
Brett F Michelotti, Alexandra Mathews, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: When diagnosing wrist ligamentous injury, we hypothesize that MRI is used injudiciously and is associated with unnecessary cost. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients, ages 20-60 years, who underwent an MRI for possible wrist ligamentous injury at a tertiary care center between 2009 and 2014. Treatment recommendation was classified as non-operative, operative, or equivocal. If the MRI-directed treatment recommendation differed from the pre-MRI treatment recommendation, we noted that the MRI influenced patient care (impact study)...
October 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035965/effectiveness-of-bedrails-in-preventing-falls-among-hospitalized-older-adults-a-systematic-review
#20
Paulo Marques, Carmen Queirós, João Apóstolo, Daniela Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem today affecting adults of any age, but the elderly are a population that is more susceptible to falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury or death among older adults. Hospitalized older people are particularly vulnerable to falls. Falls cause direct injuries (minor injuries, severe wounds of the soft tissues and bone fractures) to patients and increased length of stay. The prevention of falls is commonly considered an indicator of the quality of care...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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