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Wrist pain

Christos Karagiannopoulos, Michael Sitler, Susan Michlovitz, Carole Tucker, Ryan Tierney
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. INTRODUCTION: The active wrist joint position sense (JPS) test has been determined to be a clinically useful test for assessing wrist sensorimotor (SM) status after distal radius fracture (DRF). Its responsiveness is yet to be determined. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Primary study aim was to determine the active wrist JPS test responsiveness to detect change in wrist SM status at 8 and 12 weeks after DRF treatment intervention...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Sumeja Zahirovic, Faizah Siddique
A 55 year-old African American man presented to the Emergency Room with acute-onset fevers, chills, and bilateral thumb pain, swelling, and redness. MRI revealed extensive cellulitis involving bilateral hands and wrists, along with fluid collection and carpal bone erosion on the left. Given concerns for septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, patient underwent surgical debridement revealing an abscess in the wrist without osteomyelitis. Blood cultures grew Pasteurella multocida. Subsequently, patient noted two pet dogs at home, but no history of bites...
October 21, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Emily Dalton, Natasha A Lannin, Kate Laver, Leo Ross, Stephen Ashford, Annie McCluskey, Anne Cusick
PURPOSE: The Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a patient reported outcome measure for evaluating upper limb function in people with musculoskeletal conditions. While the DASH has good psychometric properties when used with people with musculoskeletal conditions, it has not been tested with adults after stroke. METHODS: Data for n = 61 adults following stroke (aged 32-93 years, 44% male) were analyzed to test validity and reliability of the DASH for use with a stroke population...
October 21, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Seok-Youl Choi, Jong Woong Park, Dong Hwee Kim
Ultrasonographic study is useful for decision making of treatment for focal neuropathy with unusual electrodiagnostic findings. We present a patient with severe acute radial neuropathy with sensory sparing around the distal arm secondary to twisting of the radial nerve following blunt trauma. A 24-year-old man with a 2-week history of left wrist drop and severe pain around the left elbow presented after hitting the left distal arm on the doorknob. The left wrist and finger extensions were grade 0, but elbow extension could not be tested because of severe pain during this action...
November 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Renu Saigal, Alok Chaudhary, Prashant Pathak, Amandeep Singh, Deepak Gupta, M L Tank, Saahil Nohria, Diwanshu Khatana
We describe a case of Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita (SEDc) who presented to our rheumatology clinic with complaints of painful swelling of bilateral elbow, knee, distal and proximal interphalangeal joints (DIP and PIP) of hands and small joints of foot. Patient also complained of restriction during extension of bilateral wrist joint and lateral rotation of neck on both sides. He was also unable to walk without support.
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Daniel Tordjman, Mohamed K Barry, Richard M Hinds, S Steven Yang
Lunotriquetral (LT) synchondrosis is an uncommon variant of congenital LT coalition. Unlike complete LT fusions, this incomplete pseudoarthrosis-like coalition can become symptomatic. Surgical LT arthrodesis is a described treatment for this variant of LT coalition (Minnaar type I). We report 4 patients who underwent LT fusion with a second-generation headless compression screw and distal radius cancellous autograft. Fusion was achieved in all cases at an average of 2.5 months postoperatively. All the patients were satisfied with complete pain relief in 2 patients and minimal pain in 2 patients, and all improved their range of motion...
October 12, 2016: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
B Lakshmi Divya, P Narasimha Rao
SAPHO syndrome (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis), a rare inflammatory disorder, is an association of distinct skin disorders with pustules with osteoarticular inflammation. Its etiology remains unclear, and various treatment regimens frequently fail to control the disease. An 18-year-old male patient presented to the outpatient department with severe nodulocystic acne on the face with pain at both the wrists and lower back associated with high-grade fever and chills. On physical examination, he had severe tenderness at both wrist joints and lower back, along with swelling of right wrist...
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
M Schädel-Höpfner, B Bickert, C Dumont, P Laier, R Meier, A Nusche, T Pillukat, H Rosenthal, R Schmitt, F Siemers, A Zach, M Jung
BACKGROUND: Scaphoid fractures represent the most common carpal fractures and are often problematic and frequently lead to nonunion with osteoarthritis and collapse of the wrist. The reasons for the nonunion are manifold. Therefore, the main goal of diagnosis and therapy of acute fractures is to achieve bony union and to restore the anatomic shape of the scaphoid. In the long run, only this can preserve the normal function of the wrist. METHODOLOGY: The given recommendations are based on the new S3-level guideline of the AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies)...
October 10, 2016: Der Orthopäde
M Lautenbach, A Zach, A Eisenschenk
BACKGROUND: Early destruction of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis is common and often progressive. Even in times of improved and standardized medical treatment this cannot always be prevented. OBJECTIVES: A limited range of motion, pain, reduced grip-force, and aesthetic deficits of the wrist can impair the daily life of patients. There is an additional risk for destruction of the surrounding soft tissue and adjoining joints of the upper extremity. RESULTS: Destruction of wrist in rheumatoid arthritis is multifactorial and is localized in many different structures of the wrist...
October 7, 2016: Der Orthopäde
Gintare Kaliniene, Ruta Ustinaviciene, Lina Skemiene, Vidmantas Vaiciulis, Paulius Vasilavicius
BACKGROUND: Information technologies in occupational activities have been developing very rapid. Epidemiological studies have shown that musculoskeletal disorders are widely prevalent among employees working with a computer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in various anatomical areas and its associations with individual, ergonomic, and psychosocial factors among computer workers of the public sector in Kaunas County, Lithuania. METHODS: The investigation consisting of two parts - questionnaire study (Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire) and direct observation (evaluation of work ergonomics using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment [RULA]) - was carried out in three randomly selected public sector companies of Kaunas County...
October 7, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Pascal Molteni, Thomas Hügle, Maria Hügle, Corina Nüesch, Annegret Mündermann
Walking with crutches is an effective way of reducing the load on the lower extremity and is often indicated after injury or surgery. However, walking with forearm crutches with conventional cuffs can trigger symptoms including tenosynovitis in the biceps tendon, ulnar neuropraxia at the wrist, pain or skin hematoma. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a crutch cuff design with an ulnar recess reduces ulnar pressure during walking with forearm crutches. The pressure distribution between the forearm and crutch cuff was measured in 15 healthy participants for crutch walking with conventional and novel cuffs, respectively...
October 7, 2016: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
Wilfried Mau
New studies increase the evidence, that different applications of physical therapy are effective. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) physiotherapy of the hands improve strength, joint mobility and activity without increased risk of pain nor inflammation. A theory-based physiotherapy of the hands shows clinical effectiveness and cost-utility. In patients with spondyloarthritides supervised group exercise training is more effective than home exercise programs. Compared with biologics only combined exercise training and tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitor therapy improve mobility and disease activity more effectively...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Max Stuelcken, Daniel Mellifont, Adam Gorman, Mark Sayers
The wrist/hand complex forms the crucial final link in the kinetic chain between the body and the racquet and therefore has a number of important roles in the production of all tennis strokes. However, the internal and external loads that are created at the wrist during these strokes have the potential to contribute to pain and injury. Therefore, the purposes of this narrative review are to (1) determine the extent of the problem of wrist pain/injury in tennis players, (2) identify bony and soft tissue structures of the wrist that are susceptible to damage as a result of tennis play and (3) explore factors that may influence the development of wrist pain/injury in tennis players...
October 3, 2016: Sports Medicine
Heather L Baltzer, Scott Riester, Steven L Moran
Background: The etiology of multifocal osteonecrosis is not definitively known; however, hypercoagulable state is a very plausible cause. Methods: We present an unusual case of a 12-year-old boy with a history of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease presenting with right wrist pain who was subsequently diagnosed with Kienbock's disease. The finding of multifocal osteonecrosis prompted testing for a hypercoagulable state that was positive for Factor V Leiden thrombophilia. A thorough literature review using Medline database was conducted to investigate associations between inherited hypercoagulable states and multifocal osteonecrosis...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Michael B Gottschalk, Maxim Danilevich, Hilton P Gottschalk
Background: Carpal coalition and metacarpal synostosis are uncommon congenital anomalies of the carpus and hand. Methods: A comprehensive review of the literature was performed to help guide surgical and non-surgical treatment of carpal coalition and metacarpal synostosis. Results: The embryology, epidemiology, medical and surgical management, and associated outcomes are detailed. Conclusions: Most patients with these disorders will likely benefit from conservative measures. Surgery should be considered in patients with pain and limitations in wrist and hand function...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
B Bickert, T Kremer, U Kneser
Closed tendon ruptures of the thumb that require secondary reconstruction can affect the extensor pollicis longus (EPL), extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) and flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendons. Treatment of rupture of the EPB tendon consists of refixation to the bone and temporary transfixation of the joint. In the case of preexisting or posttraumatic arthrosis, definitive arthrodesis of the thumb is the best procedure. Closed ruptures of the EPL and FPL tendons at the wrist joint cannot be treated by direct tendon suture...
September 30, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
Qingmin Feng, Shenglin Liu, Lei Yang, Mingxing Xie, Qiang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Studies from industrialized countries show that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) occur commonly in sonographers. However, little is known about sonographers in China, where the awareness of ergonomics and MSD, workload, and available equipment/facilities may differ. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of MSD and associated risk factors in sonographers in central China. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 381 sonographers from 14 randomly selected tertiary hospitals in Hubei province, central China...
2016: PloS One
J Fan, B Jiang, F Yuan, S Z Li, J Q Zhou, J Mei, L M Cheng, G R Yu
Objective: To investigate the clinical character and treating strategy of extreme distal radial fractures. Methods: From June 2012 to May 2014, 12 patients who suffered from extreme distal radial fractures were treated in Department of Orthopedics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University. According to AO/OTA classification, there were 4 cases of type 23B1, 3 cases of 23B2, 3 cases of 23C1 and 2 cases of 23C3.When classified by morphological features, there were 4 of simple styloid process fracture, 3 of simple extreme distal radial fracture without articular surface involved, 3 of styloid process fracture combined with distal radial articular fracture, and 2 of articular surface splintered or collapse fracture...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
S D Iordache, D Nam, J Paylan, T Axelord
We present the outcome of four-corner wrist arthrodesis using two headless compression screws for fixation. The study group consisted of 27 patients who underwent arthrodesis from 1998 through 2007. Data on demographic parameters, diagnosis, range of motion, pain and complications were collected from the medical files. A total of 77 series of anteroposterior, oblique, and lateral x-rays were reviewed by three independent interpreters ; consensus of at least two was required for the bones to be considered fused...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
J Fan, B Jiang, B Wang, K Chen, F Yuang, J Mei, G-R Yu
The aim of the study was to analysis soft-tissue complications of volar plate fixation and it's prevention strategies along with exploring clinical effects of preserving pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle. From February 2011 to February 2013, sixty-five patients with distal radius fracture underwent open reduction and internal fixation with the volar locking palmar plates. The group with preserving PQ involved 30 patients and group with PQ repair involved 35 patients. Surgeons must took great care of not -letting drill pierce dorsal cortical bone rapidly and dorsal carpal tangential fluoroscopy was also taken in addition to lateral fluoroscopy to get accurate screw length...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
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