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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726022/quantification-of-hand-motor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-proof-of-principle-study-using-inertial-and-force-sensors
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Josien C van den Noort, Rens Verhagen, Kees J van Dijk, Peter H Veltink, Michelle C P M Vos, Rob M A de Bie, Lo J Bour, Ciska T Heida
This proof-of-principle study describes the methodology and explores and demonstrates the applicability of a system, existing of miniature inertial sensors on the hand and a separate force sensor, to objectively quantify hand motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in a clinical setting (off- and on-medication condition). Four PD patients were measured in off- and on- dopaminergic medication condition. Finger tapping, rapid hand opening/closing, hand pro/supination, tremor during rest, mental task and kinetic task, and wrist rigidity movements were measured with the system (called the PowerGlove)...
July 19, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725503/patient-rated-wrist-evaluation-spanish-version-and-evaluation-of-its-psychometric-properties-in-patients-with-acute-distal-radius-fracture
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Veronica Alfie, Gerardo Gallucci, Jorge Boretto, Agustin Donndorff, Juieta Puig Dubois, Sonia Benitez, Diego Giunta, Pablo de Carli
Purpose  The purpose of this paper is to validate a Spanish version of patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) and evaluate its psychometric attributes in a population of patients with distal radius fracture. Material and Methods  A translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the PRWE to Spanish (PRWE-S) was performed according to standardized guidelines. A total of 50 patients with a distal radius fracture were included during the different steps of the study. The reliability of the new instrument was assessed in terms of construct validity with the Quick DASH (Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand)...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725502/universal-2-wrist-arthroplasty-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sandra Pfanner, Giovanni Munz, Giulia Guidi, Massimo Ceruso
Purpose  The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid- to long-term outcomes and complications in patients affected by rheumatic diseases treated with the Universal 2 (U2) total wrist arthroplasty (TWA). Methods  We reviewed, in a retrospective, noncontrolled cohort study, 22 patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who underwent U2 total wrist replacement between March 2003 and January 2014 for the treatment of 23 rheumatoid wrists with the aim of obtaining the remission of pain and a range of motion (ROM) useful for daily activities, according to the patients' demands, as an alternative to total wrist arthrodesis...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725501/functional-outcomes-of-24-hour-thumb-immobilization-in-healthy-volunteers-prospective-comparative-study
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Raghuveer C Muppavarapu, Lyubov Tsytsikova, Michael B Gottschalk, Poonam P Dalwadi, Charles Cassidy
Background  Immobilization is often needed for the treatment of wrist and hand injuries. The current best method of immobilization for several types of injuries has yet to be elucidated with little being reported on the functional differences of each type of immobilization. Purpose  The purpose of this study is to compare the functional outcome between healthy young volunteers with a 24-hour short arm cast (SAC) versus thumb spica cast (TSC) immobilization. Methods  A total of 50 healthy volunteers completed a baseline typing assessment and a Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) upper extremity functional scoring assessment...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725498/percutaneous-transtrapezial-fixation-without-bone-graft-leads-to-consolidation-in-selected-cases-of-delayed-union-of-the-scaphoid-waist
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Matthias Vanhees, Roger R P van Riet, Annemieke van Haver, Radek Kebrle, Geert Meermans, Frederik Verstreken
Purpose  We evaluated clinical and radiographic outcome of percutaneous transtrapezial fixation of the scaphoid delayed union or nonunion using a headless bone screw without bone grafting. Methods  Sixteen patients with delayed union or nonunion of the scaphoid were included in this retrospective study between 2006 and 2011. All patients had a delayed presentation of scaphoid fracture, and none of them was treated conservatively elsewhere. Patients with bone graft, sclerotic bone debridement, or displacement of the fragment at the nonunion site were excluded...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723837/minimum-effective-volume-of-lidocaine-for-ultrasound-guided-costoclavicular-block
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Thitipan Sotthisopha, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Artid Samerchua, Prangmalee Leurcharusmee, Worakamol Tiyaprasertkul, Aida Gordon, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q Tran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This dose-finding study aimed to determine the minimum effective volume in 90% of patients (MEV90) of lidocaine 1.5% with epinephrine 5 μg/mL for ultrasound-guided costoclavicular block. METHODS: Using an in-plane technique and a lateral-to-medial direction, the block needle was positioned in the middle of the 3 cords of the brachial plexus in the costoclavicular space. The entire volume of lidocaine was deposited in this location. Dose assignment was carried out using a biased-coin-design up-and-down sequential method, where the total volume of local anesthetic administered to each patient depended on the response of the previous one...
July 19, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721601/high-survivorship-and-few-complications-with-cementless-total-wrist-arthroplasty-at-a-mean-followup-of-9-years
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Joseph A Gil, Robin N Kamal, Eugene Cone, Arnold-Peter C Weiss
BACKGROUND: Total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) has been described as traditionally being performed with fixation in the radius and carpus with cement. The TWA implant used in our series has been associated with promising results in studies with up to 6 years followup; however, studies evaluating survivorship, pain, and function with this implant are limited. QUESTION/PURPOSE: (1) To report ROM and pain scores after wrist reconstruction with cementless fourth-generation TWA at a mean followup of 9 years (range, 4...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720524/this-racket-is-not-mine-the-influence-of-the-tool-use-on-peripersonal-space
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REVIEW
Monica Biggio, Ambra Bisio, Laura Avanzino, Piero Ruggeri, Marco Bove
The aim of the present study was to test whether the peripersonal space (PPS), defined as the portion of the space immediately surrounding the body, is modulated by the long-term motor experience with a specific tool in a sportsmen population. To this end, we evaluated, by means of a multisensory integration paradigm, how tennis players and novices to the sport of tennis perceived the PPS while holding a tennis racket. Going deeply, in the case of the athletes, we tested the effect of their personal racket, i...
July 15, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720040/distal-radius-fractures-aaos-appropriate-use-criteria-versus-actual-management-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James C Kyriakedes, Eugene Y Tsai, Douglas S Weinberg, Charles C Yu, Harry A Hoyen, Kevin Malone, Blaine T Bafus
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for distal radius fractures correlates with actual treatment by orthopedic hand surgeons at a level I trauma center. METHODS: ICD-9 codes were used to retrospectively identify patients who presented with wrist fractures over 1 year. Patients with isolated distal radius fractures were evaluated using the AAOS AUC application for distal radius fractures...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720003/current-trends-in-the-management-of-ballistic-fractures-of-the-hand-and-wrist-experiences-of-a-high-volume-level-i-trauma-center
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Paul A Ghareeb, Charles Daly, Albert Liao, Diane Payne
BACKGROUND: Ballistic fractures of the carpus and hand are routinely treated in large urban centers. These injuries can be challenging due to many factors. Various treatment options exist for these complicated injuries, but there are limited data available. This report analyzes patient demographics, treatments, and outcomes at a large urban trauma center. METHODS: All ballistic fractures of the hand and wrist of the patients who presented to a single center from 2011 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719990/radiographic-and-clinical-assessment-of-intramedullary-nail-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-unstable-metacarpal-fractures
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Ather Mirza, Justin Mirza, Chris Healy, Vishaaq Mathew, Brian Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the article was to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes in a case series of unstable metacarpal fractures treated with flexible intramedullary nail (IMN) fixation. METHODS: A total of 55 patients with unstable metacarpal fractures between 2003 and 2010 were treated with IMN fixation and followed for a minimum of 1 year. The outcomes were assessed via a radiological study of longitudinal and angular collapse, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) score, total active range of motion (ROM) of the wrist, and grip strength testing...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718314/techniques-of-force-and-pressure-measurement-in-the-small-joints-of-the-wrist
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Michael J Schreck, Meghan Kelly, Colin D Canham, John C Elfar
BACKGROUND: The alteration of forces across joints can result in instability and subsequent disability. Previous methods of force measurements such as pressure-sensitive films, load cells, and pressure-sensing transducers have been utilized to estimate biomechanical forces across joints and more recent studies have utilized a nondestructive method that allows for assessment of joint forces under ligamentous restraints. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature was performed to explore the numerous biomechanical methods utilized to estimate intra-articular forces...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713811/reducing-the-impact-of-shoulder-abduction-loading-on-the-classification-of-hand-opening-and-grasping-in-individuals-with-poststroke-flexion-synergy
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Yiyun Lan, Jun Yao, Julius P A Dewald
Application of neural machine interface in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke is regarded as a great challenge, especially for classification of the hand opening and grasping during a functional upper extremity movement such as reach-to-grasp. The overall accuracy of classifying hand movements, while actively lifting the paretic arm, is subject to a significant reduction compared to the accuracy when the arm is fully supported. Such a reduction is believed to be due to the expression of flexion synergy, which couples shoulder abduction (SABD) with elbow/wrist and finger flexion, and is common in up to 60% of the stroke population...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713704/the-anterior-interosseus-artery-perforator-flap-anatomical-dissections-and-clinical-study
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Nikhil S Panse, Sheetal B Joshi, Parag B Sahasrabudhe, B Bahetee, Pradnya Gurude, Ajay Chandanwale
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of upper extremity deformities continues to be a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Various loco regional, distant and free flaps are available for reconstruction. However, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Of the commonly performed local flaps, radial artery forearm flap, and the posterior interosseus artery flap stand out prominently. Recently, perforator propeller flaps have been used for resurfacing the upper extremity. The anterior interosseus artery perforator flap is an uncommonly used and described flap...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708327/sonography-of-non-neoplastic-disorders-of-the-hand-and-wrist-tendons
#15
REVIEW
Salvatore Gitto, Anna Guja Draghi, Ferdinando Draghi
Tendon disorders commonly cause hand and wrist disability and curtail the performance of work-related duties or routine tasks. Imaging is often needed for diagnosis, but it requires knowledge of the complex anatomic structures of the tendons of the hand and wrist as well as familiarity with related disorders. This review article aims to provide medical professionals with guidelines for the sonographic assessment of the tendons of hand and wrist and related disorders. Sonographic features of tendon disorders affecting the hand and wrist are described here, specifically: infectious tenosynovitis; tendon rupture or tearing; stenosing forms of tenosynovitis such as De Quervain disease and trigger finger; intersection syndrome; insertional tendinopathy; several forms of tendinous instability such as extensor carpi ulnaris instability, climber finger, and boxer knuckle; and tendinopathy in inflammatory rheumatic diseases...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706838/endoscopic-decompression-of-a-gouty-tophus-at-the-hand-dorsum
#16
Tun Hing Lui
Medical treatment including lifestyle and dietary modifications and drug therapy remains the mainstay of treatment for gouty arthritis of the hand and wrist. Without proper and timely treatment, tophi develop approximately 10 years after the onset of the disease. Open surgery for tophaceous gout is associated with a relatively high rate of complications particularly related to the surgical wound and overlying skin necrosis. Intralesional shaving of the tophi through small incisions has been reported and has the advantage of fewer wound complications...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705167/inhibition-of-parkinsonian-tremor-with-cutaneous-afferent-evoked-by-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation
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Man-Zhao Hao, Shao-Qin Xu, Zi-Xiang Hu, Fu-Liang Xu, Chuan-Xin M Niu, Qin Xiao, Ning Lan
BACKGROUND: Recent study suggests that tremor signals are transmitted by way of multi-synaptic corticospinal pathway. Neurophysiological studies have also demonstrated that cutaneous afferents exert potent inhibition to descending motor commands by way of spinal interneurons. We hypothesize in this study that cutaneous afferents could also affect the transmission of tremor signals, thus, inhibit tremor in patients with PD. METHODS: We tested this hypothesis by activating cutaneous afferents in the dorsal hand skin innervated by superficial radial nerve using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704296/osteotomy-as-a-treatment-option-in-dysplasia-epiphyseal-hemimelica-of-the-distal-radius-a-case-report
#18
Juan J Dominguez-Amador, Francisco J Cordero-Arriaza, Magdalena Casas-Ruiz, José A Andrés-García
Dysplasia epiphysialis hemimelica (DEH), also known as Trevor disease, is a very rare disease characterized by an overgrowth of the osteocartilaginous epiphyseal caused by unknown factors. The medial side of the epiphysis is affected twice as often as the lateral side and more than one epiphysis was affected in two-thirds of the cases. Only a few cases of DEH in the upper extremities have been published, as the lower limb is usually the most affected, especially in the bones of the ankle joint. The symptoms vary from little significant deformities to symptomatic cases, pain, and decreased function depending on the location and the size of the lesion...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702389/correlation-between-the-elbow-flexion-and-the-hand-and-wrist-flexion-after-neurotization-of-the-fascicles-of-the-ulnar-nerve-to-the-motor-branch-to-the-biceps
#19
Ricardo Boso Escudero, Marcelo Rosa de Rezende, Erick Yoshio Wataya, Fernando Vicente de Pontes, Álvaro Baik Cho, Marina Justi Pisani
OBJECTIVE: Gain in elbow flexion in patients with brachial plexus injury is extremely important. The transfer of a fascicle from the ulnar nerve to the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve (Oberlin surgery) is a treatment option. However, in some patients, gain in elbow flexion is associated with wrist and finger flexion. This study aimed to assess the frequency of this association and the functional behavior of the limb. METHODS: Case-control study of 18 patients who underwent the Oberlin surgery...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701627/impact-of-keyboard-typing-on-the-morphological-changes-of-the-median-nerve
#20
Ping Yeap Loh, Wen Liang Yeoh, Hiroki Nakashima, Satoshi Muraki
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to investigate the effects of continuous typing on median nerve changes at the carpal tunnel region at two different keyboard slopes (0° and 20°). The secondary objective was to investigate the differences in wrist kinematics and wrist anthropometric changes when typing at the two different keyboard slopes. METHODS: Fifteen healthy right-handed young men were recruited. A randomized sequence of the conditions (control, typing I, and typing II) was assigned to the participants...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
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