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Jimmy Tat, Aaron M Kociolek, Peter J Keir
The most common finding in carpal tunnel syndrome is fibrosis and thickening of the subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT). While the SSCT mediates tendon gliding in the carpal tunnel, this histopathology suggests excessive shear forces are involved in injury development. Ultrasound is often used to quantify relative motion between the finger flexor tendons and SSCT as an indirect measure of "shear-strain"; however, the underlying mechanical implications of using ultrasound are not well understood. The middle flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon of 8 cadavers was moved in a combination of 2 wrist postures (neutral, flexed), 3 velocities (5, 10, 15cm/s), and 3 forces (10, 20, 30N) to assess ultrasound-based FDS-SSCT relative displacement while simultaneously quantifying tendon frictional work in the carpal tunnel...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Hui Lu, Hu Yang, Hui Shen, Ganmin Ye, Xiang-Jin Lin
Corticosteroid injections for hand tendinitis can lead to a rare significant complication of tendon spontaneous rupture. However, only sporadic cases were reported in the literature before. This study was designed to gauge the clinical effect of tendon repair in patients of tendon spontaneous rupture after corticosteroid injection and analyze our experience.This was a retrospective observational study of 13 patients (8 women and 5 men) operated between July 2011 and December 2015 for tendon spontaneous rupture after corticosteroid injection...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Edward H Wang, William K Loftus, Stephen J Bird, Matthew J Sampson
Lumbrical strain is a relatively unknown hand injury. We report four cases of lumbrical origin strain involving the ring finger flexor tendons. Three patients sustained the injury during rock climbing and one while working with a jackhammer. In all cases, circumferential fluid around the flexor tendons of the ring finger was demonstrated on MRI and/or ultrasound at the distal palmar level at the "bare area," which is normally devoid of a synovial sheath. There is a paucity of information in the literature regarding this injury and its specific imaging features...
October 7, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Nathan A Monaco, C Liam Dwyer, Alex J Ferikes, John D Lubahn
Background: Volar plate fixation with locked screws has become the preferred treatment of displaced distal radius fractures that cannot be managed nonoperatively. This treatment, however, is not without complication. The purpose of this study was to determine what percentage of hand surgeons, over a 12-month period, have experienced a tendon complication when using volar plates for the treatment of distal radius fractures. Methods: A total of 3022 hand surgeons were e-mailed a link to an online questionnaire regarding their observation and treatment of tendon injuries associated with volar plating of distal radius fractures...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Jessica E Ackerman, Alayna E Loiselle
Tendon connects skeletal muscle and bone, facilitating movement of nearly the entire body. In the hand, flexor tendons (FTs) enable flexion of the fingers and general hand function. Injuries to the FTs are common, and satisfactory healing is often impaired due to excess scar tissue and adhesions between the tendon and surrounding tissue. However, little is known about the molecular and cellular components of FT repair. To that end, a murine model of FT repair that recapitulates many aspects of healing in humans, including impaired range of motion and decreased mechanical properties, has been developed and previously described...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
K Gharanizadeh, F N Mazhar, N Molavy, A Bagherifard, H Shariatzadeh
This study reports the clinical presentations, intra -operative findings, type of the treatments, outcome of the treatment and specially associated injuries in patients with the avulsion of the distal end of the triceps brachii (TB) tendon. We studied 6 patients with rupture or avulsion of the distal end of the TB tendon. The medical records, imaging files, clinical outcomes at the final follow up visit were reviewed. The clinical outcomes were assessed by Mayo Elbow Score at the final follow-up visit. All patients were male, 4 of them having injury in the left hand as the non-dominant hand...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Sara Edsfeldt, Björn Holm, Margit Mahlapuu, Carol Reno, David A Hart, Monica Wiig
PURPOSE: To investigate the anti-adhesive mechanisms of PXL01 in sodium hyaluronate (HA) by using the rabbit lactoferrin peptide, rabPXL01 in HA, in a rabbit model of healing tendons and tendon sheaths. The mechanism of action for PXL01 in HA is interesting since a recent clinical study of the human lactoferrin peptide PXL01 in HA administered around repaired tendons in the hand showed improved digit mobility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: On days 1, 3, and 6 after tendon injury and surgical repair, reverse transcriptase-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used to assess mRNA expression levels for genes encoding the mucinous glycoprotein PRG4 (also called lubricin) and a subset of matrix proteins, cytokines, and growth factors involved in flexor tendon repair...
September 23, 2016: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
Ilgin Sade, Murat İnanir, Suzan Şen, Esra Çakmak, Serkan Kablanoğlu, Barin Selçuk, Nigar Dursun
[Purpose] The primary aim of this study was to assess rehabilitation outcomes for early and two-stage repair of hand flexor tendon injuries. The secondary purpose of this study was to compare the findings between treatment groups. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-three patients were included in this study. Early repair (n=14) and two-stage repair (n=9) groups were included in a rehabilitation program that used hand splints. This retrospective evaluated patients according to their demographic characteristics, including age, gender, injured hand, dominant hand, cause of injury, zone of injury, number of affected fingers, and accompanying injuries...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Giulia Colzani, Pierluigi Tos, Bruno Battiston, Giovanni Merolla, Giuseppe Porcellini, Stefano Artiaco
The extensor apparatus is a complex muscle-tendon system that requires integrity or optimal reconstruction to preserve hand function. Anatomical knowledge and the understanding of physiopathology of extensor tendons are essential for an accurate diagnosis of extensor tendon injuries (ETIs) of the hand and wrist, because these lesions are complex and commonly observed in clinical practice. A careful clinical history and assessment still remain the first step for the diagnosis, followed by US and MR to confirm the suspect of ETI or to investigate some doubtful conditions and rule out associate lesions...
April 2016: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
Matthew A Sullivan, Charles J Cogan, Joshua M Adkinson
Pediatric hand injuries are extremely common. Although many hand injuries are adequately managed in the emergency department, some may need evaluation and treatment by a pediatric hand surgeon to ensure a good functional outcome. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of the most common pediatric hand maladies: fingertip injuries/amputation, tendon injuries, and phalangeal and metacarpal fractures. The plastic surgery nurse should be familiar with hand injuries that require intervention to facilitate efficient management and optimal postoperative care...
July 2016: Plastic Surgical Nursing
Mikayla Southam, Susan Driessens, Christopher Burton, Rodney Pope, Penelope Thurnwald
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. INTRODUCTION: The QuickDASH outcome measure is a valid and reliable measurement tool for assessing disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand. PURPOSE OF STUDY: There is limited literature providing typical QuickDASH scores for upper limb conditions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the QuickDASH scores typically observed in specific upper limb pathologies. METHODS: This study examined QuickDASH scores for acute trauma conditions presenting for hand therapy...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
P Hahn, M C Kirchberger, F Unglaub, C K Spies
PURPOSE: Scores are essential for comparing function after flexor tendon reconstructions. The Buck-Gramcko Score, the Strickland Score and the ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) Score are the most commonly applied rating systems. The purpose of this study is to evaluate these systems and their interchangeability. METHOD: Based on an unrestricted metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of 0-0-90° or limited range of motion of the MCP joint of 0-30-90°, the scores of the 3 rating systems were assessed and graphically displayed for each possible finger position regarding proximal (PIP) and distal (DIP) interphalangeal joints...
August 2016: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Elif Sari
BACKGROUND: Tendon injuries are one of the most common injuries of the hand and challenging problems in trauma surgery. They usually require surgical repair and unlike the single tendon injuries, flexor tendon injuries have higher morbidities when accompanied with nerve injuries. In the present study, I aimed to report the clinical experiences and outcomes about tendon injuries. METHODS: A total of 180 patients (149 males, 31 females) between 17 and 56 years old were operated in the clinic due to tendon injury...
May 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Atin Jaiswal, Naiman-Deep Kacchap, Yashwant-Singh Tanwar, Devendra Kumar, Birendra Kumar
Triceps rupture is the least common among all tendon injuries. The usual mechanism of injury is a fall on an outstretched hand, although direct contact injuries have also been reported to cause this injury. The diagnosis of acute triceps tendon rupture may be missed, which can result in prolonged disability and delayed operative management. We presented three cases of acute triceps tendon rupture each at different site showing the spectrum of injury to the muscle and mechanism of injury and management were also discussed...
August 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
M Manninen, T Karjalainen, J Määttä, T Flinkkilä
BACKGROUND: Flexor tendon injuries cause significant morbidity in working-age population. The epidemiology of these injuries in adult population is not well known. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of flexor tendon injuries in a Northern Finnish population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on flexor tendon injuries, from 2004 to 2010, were retrieved from patient records from four hospitals, which offer surgical repair of the flexor tendon injuries in a well-defined area in Northern Finland...
August 22, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
Michael Rivlin, Kyle R Eberlin, Amir Reza Kachooei, Ali Hosseini, Nikola Zivaljevic, Guoan Li, Chaitanya Mudgal
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that a side-to-side (STS) tendon repair has biomechanical characteristics that match those of a Pulvertaft (PT) weave. METHODS: Thirty extensor tendons were harvested (4 extensor digitorum communis and 1 extensor indicis proprius from 6 cadaver arms). Three hand surgery fellows with similar backgrounds of training under the same conditions and precise standardized technique performed the repairs (5 PT and 5 STS per surgeon). After the repairs, the tendons were passed through a graft-sizing guide to determine bulk and results were expressed as a repaired versus native diameter ratio...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Dafna Sobel, Naama Constantin, Omer Or
Rock climbing is becoming an increasingly popular sport in Israel with more and more climbing walls being built in the cities and new routes being traced on cliffs around the country. Our account describes the case of a 15 years old climber with chronic pain (without trauma) in the 3rd finger of the right hand. A stress fracture, involving the proximal interphalangeal joint (SH3) of the middle phalanx, was diagnosed. The fracture healed following two months of rest with gradual return to activity. As this sport becomes more common, there is an increasing need for knowledge about the characteristic injuries, their diagnosis and treatment...
June 2016: Harefuah
B H Miranda, Z P Spilsbury, A Rosala-Hallas, S Cerovac
BACKGROUND: Hand injuries are common, contributing up to 30% of accident and emergency (A&E) attendances. The aim of this study was to prospectively analyse the pathological demographics of hand injuries in a level 1 trauma centre with a Hand Trauma Unit and direct A&E links, and compare clinical and intra-operative findings. The null hypothesis was that there would be no differences between clinical and intra-operative findings (100% diagnostic concordance). METHODS: Data were prospectively collected for referrals during 2012...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Yong Wook Kim, Yoon Kim, Jong Moon Kim, Ji Seong Hong, Hyun Sun Lim, Hyoung Seop Kim
Patients with poststroke complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) show different symptoms compared to other types of CRPS, as they usually complain of shoulder and wrist pain with the elbow relatively spared. It is thus also known by the term "shoulder-hand syndrome."The aim of this study is to present a possible pathophysiology of poststroke CRPS through ultrasonographic observation of the affected wrist before and after steroid injection at the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) tendon in patients suspected with poststroke CRPS...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
S Könneker, N Krezdorn, P M Vogt, M A Altintas, M T Hiller, R Ipaktchi, C Radtke
Booby traps and gun-like devices for vole control can lead to complex trauma requiring emergency medical care. We present a case series of patients who suffered severe hand and facial trauma through detonation of booby traps and paraphernalia (n = 9, Ø 60 years of age). All patients were admitted to the emergency department of Hannover Medical School for primary care. Between 2011 and 2015 we treated six patients with hand trauma due to gun-like devices, two patients with hand trauma due to booby traps, and one patient with injury to the face including eyes due to a gas cartridge explosion...
October 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
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