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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318178/outcomes-after-dermal-allograft-reconstruction-of-chronic-or-subacute-pectoralis-major-tendon-ruptures
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Julie A Neumann, Christopher M Klein, Carola F van Eck, Hithem Rahmi, John M Itamura
Background: Avoiding delay in the surgical management of pectoralis major (PM) ruptures optimizes outcomes. However, this is not always possible, and when a tear becomes chronic or when a subacute tear has poor tissue quality, a graft can facilitate reconstruction. Purpose: The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PM reconstruction with dermal allograft augmentation for chronic tears or for subacute tears with poor tissue quality. A second aim was to determine patient and surgical factors affecting outcome...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303923/flexor-tendon-injuries
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Christopher S Klifto, John T Capo, Anthony Sapienza, S Steven Yang, Nader Paksima
Flexor tendon injuries of the hand are uncommon, and they are among the most challenging orthopaedic injuries to manage. Proper management is essential to ensure optimal outcomes. Consistent, successful management of flexor tendon injuries relies on understanding the anatomy, characteristics and repair of tendons in the different zones, potential complications, rehabilitation protocols, recent advances in treatment, and future directions, including tissue engineering and biologic modification of the repair site...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275614/-wound-repair-and-functional-reconstruction-of-high-voltage-electrical-burns-in-wrists
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Y M Shen, C X Ma, F J Qin, C Zhang, C Wang, X H Hu
Objective: To explore the methods and effects of wound repair and functional reconstruction of high-voltage electrical burns in wrists. Methods: From January 2009 to June 2016, 71 patients with high-voltage electrical burns in wrists were hospitalized, with 118 wrist wounds including 21 of type Ⅰ, 69 of type Ⅱ, 9 of type Ⅲ, and 19 of type Ⅳ. According to the wrist injuries, different surgical operations were performed. Forearm amputation was conducted in 20 wrists with necrosis in the distal end. On the basis of fasciotomy for decompression, early debridement was performed on the other 98 wrist wounds...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248396/biomechanical-study-comparing-pulvertaft-suture-to-step-cut-suture
#4
A Duprat, L-E Gayet, C Breque, M Freslon
Tendon grafts are a component of the therapeutic arsenal for managing chronic flexor tendons injuries in the hand, especially during two-stage Hunter reconstruction. The purpose of this anatomical study was to compare the strength of the Pulvertaft weave versus the step-cut suture used for flexor tendon reconstruction to determine their role in early active mobilization. We performed a biomechanical study with cadaver specimens. Thirty-four hands were randomized and the tendons from both hands were equally assigned to each group...
December 13, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245303/viable-placental-allograft-as-a-biological-dressing-in-the-clinical-management-of-full-thickness-thermal-occupational-burns-two-case-reports
#5
Eric L Johnson, Elisabet K Tassis, Georgina M Michael, Susan G Whittinghill
RATIONALE: Occupational burn injuries can be detrimental and difficult to manage. The majority of complex cases are referred and managed at regional burn centers where access to specialized care is available. As an alternative to hospitalization with staged surgical procedures, placental products may be used for outpatient medical management of these common burn injuries, especially if access to a regional burn center is limited or restricted.Fresh amnion has been a treatment of choice in burns for more than 100 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234659/accessory-muscle-of-the-flexor-digitorum-superficialis-and-its-clinical-implications
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Edie Benedito Caetano, João José Sabongi Neto, Lucas Augusto Ayres Ribas, Edson Vinícius Milanello
Anatomical variations of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) muscle and tendon unit are frequently reported by anatomists and clinicians. Anatomical muscle variations of the FDS and its tendons may include variations of muscle belly, presence of accessory or duplicate tendons, abnormal tendon connections, and absence of muscle or tendon components. Such variations may or may not have clinical implications. This report presents a case not described previously: a unilateral accessory muscle of the flexor digitorum superficialis which was connected by a thick tendon to the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle; it was directed proximally to the insertion of the medial epicondyle of the humerus, next to the superficialis head of the pronator teres muscle...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218649/treatment-of-flexor-tendon-reconstruction-failures-multicentric-experience-with-brunelli-active-tendon-implant
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A Poggetti, M Novi, M Rosati, D Ciclamini, M Scaglione, B Battiston
INTRODUCTION: Secondary repair of flexor tendon injuries remain a challenging procedure for hand surgeons. Usually, secondary reconstruction should be performed by staged approach. When the tendon and pulley integrity are intact, tenolysis may be the first surgical option. One-/two-stage tendon grafts are suggested when the integrity of flexor tendon is compromised. Active tendon implants (Brunelli prostheses) may represent an efficient option in patients with a poor prognosis, as well as whenever classical techniques fail...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218364/ultrasound-evaluation-of-stress-injuries-and-physiological-adaptations-in-the-fingers-of-adolescent-competitive-rock-climbers
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Kathryn Garcia, Diego Jaramillo, Erika Rubesova
BACKGROUND: The impact of high-intensity, repetitive training on the fingers of adolescent climbers is relatively unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate this effect by ultrasound (US) and to confirm some findings by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The US study was performed in 20 adolescent rock climbers (ages 10-17 years) and 6 non-climbing controls (ages 11-15 years). US was used to examine the third digit of the right hand for differences in thickness of soft tissue, flexor and extensor tendon, volar plate and bony and growth plate adaptations...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199471/outcomes-of-triceps-rupture-in-the-us-military-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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John C Dunn, Nicholas Kusnezov, Austin Fares, Kelly Kilcoyne, E'stephan Garcia, Justin D Orr, Brian R Waterman
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the subjective and objective midterm functional clinical outcomes of surgically repaired triceps injuries in a moderate- to high-demand population. METHODS: The US Military Health System was queried to identify all surgically treated triceps tendon ruptures between 2008 and 2013. Primary endpoints included rates of rerupture, perioperative complications, or significant persistent elbow dysfunction; Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score, Mayo Elbow score, and ability to do push-ups were also extracted...
December 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192506/extensive-hand-thermal-and-blast-injury-from-electronic-cigarette-explosion-a-case-report
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Ellen S Satteson, Nicholas J Walker, Christopher J Tuohy, Joseph A Molnar
BACKGROUND: As the use of electronic cigarettes rises, more reports of injuries related to device explosion are surfacing. METHODS: Presented here is the case of a 35-year-old man sustaining extensive thermal and blast injuries to his hand when the device exploded while he was holding it. He required multiple surgeries involving groin flap coverage, tendon transfer, and nerve grafting to optimize his postinjury function. RESULTS: While much of his hand function has been restored, he has continued deficits in range of motion and sensation as a result of the incident...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156445/autologous-tenocyte-implantation-into-shoulder-tendon-pathology-in-an-elite-swimmer
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Laura M Schwab, Peter Blanch, Mark Young
INTRODUCTION: The use of novel bioengineer treatment techniques such as Autologous Tenocyte Implantation (ATI) have shown promising improvements in both pain ratings and functional outcomes in elbow, gluteal and shoulder tendon pathology. This case will review the injury timeline of ATI intervention in an elite male swimmer with subscapularis tendon pathology and investigate whether ATI has a concomitant healing effect associated with improved functional outcomes. METHODS: A palmaris longus tendon biopsy was performed and cells were expanded by in-vitro culture...
January 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117846/lunotriquetral-ligament-reconstruction-utilizing-a-palmaris-longus-autograft
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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/29117830/in-vitro-evaluation-of-human-hand-tendon-ingrowth-into-a-synthetic-scaffold
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Shalimar Abdullah, Fadzlina Mohtar, Nordashima Abdul Shukor, Jamari Sapuan
BACKGROUND: Synthetic scaffold has been used for tissue approximation and reconstructing damaged and torn ligaments. This study explores the ability of tendon ingrowth into a synthetic scaffold in vitro, evaluate growth characteristics, morphology and deposition of collagen matrix into a synthetic scaffold. METHODS: Upper limb tendons were harvested with consent from patients with crush injuries and non-replantable amputations. These tendons (both extensor and flexor) measuring 1 cm are sutured to either side of a 0...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108853/the-biomechanics-of-subsynovial-connective-tissue-in-health-and-its-role-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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REVIEW
V J M M Festen-Schrier, P C Amadio
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common surgically treated problem in the hand. Aside from the neuropathy itself, the most common findings are fibrosis of the subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT) and increased intra carpal tunnel pressure. Normally, the SSCT is a multilayer tissue interspersed among the carpal tendons and nerve. As the tendons move, successive SSCT layers are recruited, forming a gliding unit and providing a limit to differential movement. Exceeding this limit, damages the SSCT as has been shown in both cadavers and animal models...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101974/the-collateral-ligament-of-the-digits-of-the-hand-anatomy-physiology-biomechanics-injury-and-treatment
#15
REVIEW
Leo M Rozmaryn
Ligament injuries are among the most common musculoskeletal injuries seen in clinical practice and ligaments are the most frequently injured structures in a joint. Ligaments play an important role in balancing joint mobility and joint stability. Disruption of joint ligaments severely impairs joint function. Over the past 10 years, a new appreciation of a neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of joint ligaments and its biofeedback loops to surrounding muscles and tendons has emerged to explain the relationship between primary and secondary restraints that allow normal joint motion yet prevent pathological motion...
November 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083359/treatment-of-dorsal-fracture-dislocation-of-the-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-using-the-ligamentotaxor-device-clinical-and-radiographic-preliminary-results
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Francesco Kostoris, Gianluca Canton, Emiliano Longo, Francesco Romano, Luigi Murena
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint are complex injuries, often difficult to treat. Several treatment options have been described. Among them dynamic external fixation proved to be a safe technique leading to good results in many authors experience. The principles of this treatment are to avoid edema, prevent stiffness and tendon adhesions, promote joint remodelling and facilitate rehabilitation. The Ligamentotaxor® device is a simple and reproducible dynamic external fixation system that has been used in recent years to treat proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations, with favourable results...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067092/effect-of-tendon-hydrogel-on-healing-of-tendon-injury
#17
Zheng Chen, Yongjun Rui, Yajun Xu, Quanrong Zhang, Zhenzhong Sun, Jiandong Zhou, Xueming Chen
Hand trauma arising from postoperative acute or chronic tendon injuries leads to delayed union and is one of the greatest challenges in clinical practice. The present study hypothesized that an extracellular matrix hydrogel made from tendons can promote tendon healing and improve tissue regeneration. To verify this, 36 Wistar rats were subjected to bilateral full-thickness injury of their Achilles tendons, starting from the heel bone along the center line to remove a segment of 5 mm in length and 0.5 mm in width...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032989/functional-outcomes-of-distal-triceps-tendon-repair-comparing-transosseous-bone-tunnels-with-suture-anchor-constructs
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John G Horneff, Alexander Aleem, Thema Nicholson, Gregory Lervick, Anand Murthi, Paul Sethi, Charles Getz, Mark D Lazarus, Matthew L Ramsey, Joseph A Abboud, Robert Tashjian
BACKGROUND: Distal triceps tendon ruptures are relatively rare. Few studies have investigated functional outcomes after repair. There is no consensus on fixation methods for this injury. The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and the reoperation rates after distal triceps tendon repairs using transosseous tunnels and suture anchors. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective review of all primary triceps repairs done between 2006 and 2015 was performed...
December 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029987/multiple-extensor-tendons-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-grafts-and-flap-coverage-for-severe-dorsal-hand-injuries
#19
M Ozbaydar, O Orman, O Ozel, E Altan
Treatment of patients with traumatic loss of skin and multiple extensor tendons on the dorsum of the hand is a challenge. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome after reconstruction of soft tissues and multiple extensor tendons in patients who suffered traumatic loss of skin and multiple extensor tendons. Ten patients were enrolled in the study. These patients underwent single-stage reconstruction with autogenous hamstring tendon grafts for multiple extensor tendon defects and fasciocutaneous flaps for coverage of dorsal hand defects...
December 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027640/the-utility-of-botulinum-toxin-a-in-the-repair-of-distal-biceps-tendon-ruptures
#20
L S Khalil, R A Keller, N Mehran, N E Marshall, K Okoroha, N B Frisch, S P DeSilva
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study is to report the outcomes and complications in patients who underwent distal biceps tendon repair with the use of Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) as an adjunct to surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of 14 patients who underwent 15 distal biceps tendon repairs was performed. All repaired tendons had their correlating muscle bellies injected intraoperatively with a mixture of 100U of BoNT-A and 10 ml of normal saline. Each patient was evaluated for surgical and post-operative complications and followed with Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Disability Scores...
October 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
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