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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325701/evaluation-of-flexor-pollicis-longus-tendon-attrition-using-color-doppler-imaging-after-volar-plate-fixation-for-distal-radius-fracture
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Yoshitaka Tanaka, Hiroyuki Gotani, Koichi Yano, Kosuke Sasaki, Yoshitaka Hamada
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis of attritional wear of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon is essential in preventing subsequent tendon rupture. There are currently few objective methods of assessing FPL attrition. We hypothesized that color Doppler imaging could visibly detect FPL tendon attrition, and analyzed our results. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasound imaging of the contact between the FPL tendon and a volar locking plate using the real-time B-mode and Doppler waveforms of the FPL tendon using the continuous Doppler wave mode in 40 patients who underwent fixation of the distal volar locking plate for distal radius fracture...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317165/dermoscopic-findings-of-an-unusual-acral-nevus-on-the-hand-of-a-child
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Tracey N Liebman, Marla N Diakow, Sharon A Glick
Distinguishing benign acral nevi from small early acral melanomas may be challenging in certain cases. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that can help clinicians better visualize deeper lesion structures and thus more easily differentiate benign nevi from melanoma. We report the case of a 13-year-old girl with a changing dark brown to black macule with a central papular component on the volar surface of the right third finger. Dermoscopy revealed asymmetrically distributed irregular black blotches on a bluish-black background...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303472/chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-in-the-forearm-of-a-collegiate-softball-pitcher
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Austin Cole, John L Hiatt, Christopher Arnold, Terry Sites, Ramon Ylanon
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a recognized condition in the lower limb, with many reports in the literature. However, very few instances include CECS of the upper limb. This article presents the case of a collegiate softball pitcher presenting with CECS in her right forearm. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a softball player with CECS, with only one similar incident in a major league baseball player. PURPOSE: The rarity of this condition normally places it low on the differential diagnosis...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300856/halobetasol-propionate-lotion-0-05-provides-superior-hydration-compared-to-halobetasol-propionate-cream-0-05-in-a-double-blinded-study-of-occlusivity-and-hydration
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Gary Grove, Charles Zerweck, Tim Houser, Anthony Andrasfay, Bob Gauthier, Charles Holland, Daniel Piacquadio
BACKGROUND: This study measured skin hydration and occlusivity of two test products [halobetasol propionate lotion, 0.05% (HBP Lotion) and Ultravate® (halobetasol propionate) cream, 0.05% (HBP Cream)] at 2, 4, and 6 hours after application to skin test sites previously challenged by dry shaving, which was performed to compromise the integrity of the stratum corneum barrier. METHODS: Trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), an indicator of skin barrier function, was measured using cyberDERM, inc...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291431/is-it-possible-to-avoid-intra-articular-screw-penetration-with-minimal-use-of-fluoroscopy-in-the-application-of-distal-radius-volar-plate
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Cengiz Aldemir, Fatih Duygun
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate whether or not it is possible to avoid intra-articular screw penetration in the application of distal radius volar plate with minimal use of fluoroscopy and thereby reduce to a minimum the risk of exposure of the surgical team to radiation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Volar plate with distal screw application with minimal use of fluoroscopy was performed in a total of 50 patients (22 males, 28 females; mean age 43.52 years; range 18 to 76 years) with unstable distal radius fracture following reduction of fracture between June 2014 and May 2016...
April 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290758/similar-1-year-subjective-outcome-after-a-distal-radius-fracture-during-the-10-year-period-2003-2012
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Marcus Landgren, Antonio Abramo, Mats Geijer, Philippe Kopylov, Magnus Tägil
Background and purpose - During the last decades, treatment of distal radius fractures (DRFs) has changed, with surgical intervention being more common and with new techniques. We investigated whether this change has influenced the subjective outcome. Here we report, year by year, the 1-year score after a DRF over a 10-year-period, using a patient-reported outcome measure. Patients and methods - Patients aged 18 years or more with a DRF between 2003 and 2012 were prospectively and consecutively registered in a longitudinal outcome database...
March 14, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280874/assessment-of-normal-forearm-compartment-pressures-in-a-nigerian-population
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A I Adeyeye, O Esan, I C Ikem
PURPOSE: The forearm is prone to raised compartment pressure and it is the second most common site for compartment syndrome. The normal compartment pressure of the forearm should be known and serve as a benchmark for the diagnosis of acute and chronic compartment syndrome. This study was aimed to determine the normal compartment pressures of the forearm using a digital compartment pressure monitor. METHODS: This was a prospective hospital-based study of the uninjured forearm in 30 patients, who presented with closed unilateral forearm fracture at the accident and emergency department of a tertiary health care facility, between June 2012 and December 2013...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277466/early-results-of-surgical-management-of-camptodactyly
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Brady T Evans, Peter M Waters, Donald S Bae
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that surgery for moderate-to-severe camptodactyly (>50 degrees) results in modest gains in range of motion and improved digital position. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing surgery for camptodactyly at a tertiary children's hospital between 2000 and 2014 was performed. Surgery was indicated for patients with persistent, functionally limiting flexion contractures despite observation, therapy, and splinting. Data were collected on demographics, clinical history and presentation, nonoperative management, surgery, and clinical follow-up, focusing on range of motion at the involved joint...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274010/radiological-outcomes-of-distal-radius-fractures-managed-with-2-7mm-volar-locking-plate-fixation-a-retrospective-analysis
#9
Prem Kotian, Srikanth Mudiganty, Rajendra Annappa, Jose Austine
INTRODUCTION: Distal radius fractures accounts for around 15% of all fractures diagnosed and treated in the emergency rooms. These fractures usually result secondary to high velocity injury such as a motor vehicle accident or fall on an out stretched hand. In the elderly, it is a common fragility fracture. Volar Locking Compression Plates (LCP) is effective devices for fixation of the distal radius fractures. There is a lacuna with regard to literature on the 2.7 mm volar LCP and the current study retrospectively assesses the postoperative radiological outcomes...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274009/unstable-distal-radius-fractures-treated-by-volar-locking-anatomical-plates
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Anto Jose, Shishir Murugharaj Suranigi, Pascal Noel Deniese, Abey Thomas Babu, Kanagasabai Rengasamy, Syed Najimudeen
INTRODUCTION: Fracture of the distal end of radius represents the most common fracture of the upper extremity accounting for 16-20% of all fractures. Plating is now emerging as the gold standard for management of distal radius fractures due to increased rate of complications such as malunion, subluxation/dislocation of distal radio-ulnar joint or late collapse of fracture. Procedures such as closed reduction and cast immobilization, ligamentotaxis with external fixator and percutaneous pin fixation are no longer acceptable...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266297/surgical-treatment-of-a-rare-reverse-madelung-deformity-in-11-years-female-patient
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Alexandru Ulici, Daniel Catalin Florea, Iulia Tevanov, Dan Zaharie, Madalina Carp
Madelung deformity is an abnormality of the distal part of the forearm due to a growth arrest in the distal radial physis creating an increase of the radial tilt angle associated with a dorsal subluxation of the distal ulna in most cases. It is a rare condition which represents only 1.7% of hand deformities being characterized by the presence of an abnormal structure, Vickers ligament, that tethers the distal radius to the lunate bone. Although it is believed to be a congenital disorder, the symptoms are absent till late childhood...
January 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262282/a-survey-of-extensor-pollicis-longus-tendon-injury-at-the-time-of-distal-radius-fractures
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Kiyohito Naito, Yoichi Sugiyama, Thitinut Dilokhuttakarn, Mayuko Kinoshita, Kenji Goto, Kentaro Aritomi, Yoshiyuki Iwase, Kazuo Kaneko
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the presence or absence, incidence, and degree of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon injury by visual confirmation of the EPL at the time of osteosynthesis for distal radius fractures. METHODS: The subjects were 25 patients (5 males and 20 females; mean age: 56 years) with distal radius fracture that had a dorsal roof fragment. During osteosynthesis using a volar locking plate, the third compartment was exposed in order to determine the EPL injury...
February 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259279/volar-anatomy-of-the-proximal-phalanx-implications-for-screw-length-selection-for-fixation-of-shaft-fractures
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P Barrett Honeycutt, Edward W Jernigan, Wayne A Rummings, Peter J Stern, Reid W Draeger
PURPOSE: To investigate the anatomy of the volar surface of the proximal phalanx of the hand, specifically the longitudinal groove running along the volar phalangeal shaft. METHODS: We measured skeletonized proximal phalanges from 10 embalmed human cadaver hands at 5 equidistant points along the shaft. The difference between the maximum dorsal-palmar thickness of the shaft and thickness measured from the center of the volar groove to the most dorsal aspect of the phalanx indicated the depth of the groove at each point...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259275/extended-posterior-interosseous-artery-flap-anatomical-and-clinical-study
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Ezequiel Ernesto Zaidenberg, Efrain Farias-Cisneros, Martin Jose Pastrana, Carlos Rodolfo Zaidenberg
PURPOSE: A reverse-flow pedicled flap from the posterior interosseous artery (PIA) has been used to cover defects on the dorsal and volar aspects of the hand. However, the original description of this flap does not reach further than the metacarpophalangeal joints of the 4 ulnar digits. In the present study, we describe a distal variant (type 2) of the PIA flap, which changes the pivot point of the classic variant (type 1) and which can provide full coverage of single or multiple digits in the entire dorsum and palmar surface of the fingers...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255487/difficulty-in-fixation-of-the-volar-lunate-facet-fragment-in-distal-radius-fracture
#15
Hiroyuki Obata, Tomonori Baba, Kentaro Futamura, Osamu Obayashi, Atsuhiko Mogami, Hideki Tsuji, Yoshiaki Kurata, Kazuo Kaneko
Recent reports suggest the presence of a rare fracture type for which reduction and fixation cannot be achieved with volar locking plate (VLP). In particular, it is difficult to achieve reduction and fixation with volar lunate facet (VLF) fragments present on the volar ulnar aspect of the lunate facet, because of the anatomical structure and biomechanics in this region. Herein, we report two challenging cases of difficulty in fixation of the VLF fragment in distal radius fracture. For this fracture type, it is most important to identify the volar ulnar bone fragment before surgery; it may also be necessary to optimize distal placement of the VLP via a dual-window approach and to apply additional fixations, such as a small plate, anchor, and/or external fixation...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249979/do-radiological-and-functional-outcomes-correlate-for-fractures-of-the-distal-radius
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C E Plant, N R Parsons, M L Costa
AIMS: We conducted a study to determine whether radiological parameters correlate with patient reported functional outcome, health-related quality of life and physical measures of function in patients with a fracture of the distal radius. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The post-operative palmar tilt and ulnar variance at six weeks and 12 months were correlated with the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, and EuroQol scores, grip strength, pinch strength and range of movement at three, six and 12 months for 50 patients (mean age 57 years; 26 to 85) having surgical fixation, with either percutaneous pinning or reconstruction with a volar plate, for a fracture of the distal radius...
March 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246046/a-comparison-of-minimally-invasive-approach-vs-conventional-approach-for-volar-plating-of-distal-radial-fractures
#17
Xu Zhang, Xiangye Huang, Xinzhong Shao, Hongwei Zhu, Jianxin Sun, Xianhui Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to introduce and to evaluate the functional results of volar plating of distal radial fractures through a longitudinal minimally invasive approach. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2013, 157 patients with distal radial fractures were randomly allocated to group A (n = 83; 49 men, 34 women; mean age: 42 (18-67)) and B (n = 74; 46 men, 28 women; mean age: 41 (22-65)), including type A2, A3, B3, C1, and C2 fractures, based on AO Foundation and Orthopaedic Trauma Association Classification...
February 25, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243717/clinical-outcome-after-alternative-treatment-of-scaphoid-fractures-and-nonunions
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A L Sander, K Sommer, D Schäf, C Braun, I Marzi, T Pohlemann, J Frank
PURPOSE: Achieving stable fixation of scaphoid fractures and nonunions continues to be a challenge. Compression screw fixation has been the current standard surgical procedure. However, in some cases, bone healing cannot be achieved and requires further revision. Recent series reintroduced volar plating as valid option for stable fixation. The aim of the study was to review clinical outcome of alternative scaphoid treatment. METHODS: From 2011 to 2014, nine patients with scaphoid fracture were treated by Headless Compression Screw (HCS) and seven patients with scaphoid nonunion by HCS or volar mini condylar plate with bone graft...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243611/volar-denervation-and-osteophyte-resection-to-relieve-volar-cmc-joint-pain
#19
A Lee Dellon
At mean 125.6 months, pain was reduced from mean of 8.7 to 0.67, p < .001. Each of three patients, two of whom were musicians, returned to full professional ability. It is concluded that volar CMC joint denervation is a useful procedure, preserving joint function and relieving pain long-term.
2017: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242241/neurovascular-advancement-flap-to-release-flexion-contracture-of-the-proximal-interphalangeal-joint
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REVIEW
James Tseng, Yu-Te Lin
Various methods have been described to surgically release posttraumatic flexion contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint. Extension of the distal digit often creates a soft tissue defect on the volar aspect of the finger. Although various flaps and skin grafting have been utilized for coverage of this defect, they can be associated with morbidity. We present our experience with a volar neurovascular advancement flap to achieve soft tissue release in proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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