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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143872/concomitant-hook-of-hamate-fractures-in-patients-with-scaphoid-fracture-more-common-than-you-might-think
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Ramin Mandegaran, Sam Gidwani, Ali Zavareh
OBJECTIVE: The scaphoid is the most commonly fractured carpal bone. The presence of a concomitant hook of hamate fracture is of particular relevance given that it is often occult on routine wrist/scaphoid radiographs and that hook of hamate fractures are prone to symptomatic non-union, resulting in chronic ulnar wrist pain. Prompt diagnosis and immobilisation/fixation may minimise such complications. Our study is aimed at assessing the frequency of concomitant hook of hamate fractures in patients with scaphoid fractures...
November 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132239/lunate-fractures-and-associated-radiocarpal-and-midcarpal-instabilities-a-systematic-review
#2
Meenalochani Shunmugam, Joideep Phadnis, Amy Watts, Gregory I Bain
The aim of this study was to analyse lunate fractures and any associated osseo-ligamentous injuries. A systematic review identified 34 cases. We identified carpal instabilities at the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints in volar and dorsal directions. Radiocarpal instabilities (10/34) were usually dorsoradial (8/10), with a transverse lunate fracture, best seen on a coronal image. Midcarpal instabilities (24/34) were usually volar (14/18), with a volar lunate shear fracture, best seen on a sagittal image. Instabilities were sub-classified into non-displaced, subluxated and dislocated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105591/treatment-of-the-scaphoid-humpback-deformity-is-correction-of-the-dorsal-intercalated-segment-instability-deformity-critical
#3
Christophe L Mathoulin, Margareta Arianni
Treatment of scaphoid fractures has been focused mainly on achieving union, with less attention to restoring normal scaphoid shape and orientation. Malalignment of one carpal bone will disrupt the kinetics of the entire wrist. The dorsal intercalated segment instability deformity associated with scaphoid waist nonunion is a nondissociative form of carpal instability. It has to be reduced in the treatment of scaphoid waist nonunions to avoid kinetic problems that will lead to arthritic changes. Computerized tomography scanning has become indispensable to visualize the humpback deformity clearly...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105586/radial-styloidectomy-for-scaphoid-nonunion-advanced-collapse-relevance-of-nonunion-location
#4
Emil S Vutescu, Rishabh Jethanandani, Darryl B Sneag, Scott W Wolfe, Steve K Lee
Radial styloidectomy along with scaphoid nonunion reconstructive surgery is considered an acceptable surgical treatment for stage 1 scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse. The extent of radioscaphoid joint wear that defines scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse stage 1 is unclear. An appropriate radial styloidectomy is limited to 6 mm styloid removal to prevent carpal instability. The aim of this study was to determine whether nonunion fracture location can be a guiding factor in determining whether the scaphoid bone can be retained with scaphoid nonunion reconstructive surgery and radial styloidectomy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091485/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-skyline-and-carpal-shoot-through-fluoroscopic-views-of-volar-plate-fixation-of-the-distal-radius-a-cadaveric-investigation-of-dorsal-cortex-screw-penetration
#5
T Kyle Stoops, Brandon G Santoni, Nicolette M Clark, Amy A Bauer, Christopher Shoji, Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures can result in soft tissue injuries. Abnormal contour of the dorsal cortex of the distal radius provides difficulties in discerning screw penetration on standard radiographs. The skyline and carpal shoot-through views are additional views to improve dorsal cortex visibility. We report on the sensitivity and specificity of determining screw protrusion with these views. METHODS: Seven fresh frozen cadavers were instrumented with a distal radius volar locking plate...
November 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064312/percutaneous-pinning-versus-volar-locking-plate-internal-fixation-for-unstable-distal-radius-fractures-a-meta-analysis
#6
Fei Peng, Yuan-Xiang Liu, Zhen-Yu Wan
This meta-analysis compared outcomes between percutaneous pinning/wiring and open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with locking plates for treatment of unstable distal radius fractures. Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched through December 30, 2015. Twenty randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised two-arm studies were included. Outcomes included scores of Disabilities of the Arms, Shoulders and Hands (DASH), visual analogue scale (VAS) pain, and patient rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score, as well as range of motion (ROM) and complication incidence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051874/hamulus-stress-fracture-in-a-batsman-an-unusual-injury-in-cricket-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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M S Dhillon, Rakesh John, Himmat Dhillon, Sidak Dhillon, Sharad Prabhakar
INTRODUCTION: Hamulus fractures are uncommon injuries constituting 2-4% of carpal fractures and are usually reported in athletes. Stress fractures of hamulus are even rarer and very few cases have been reported till date. In this case report, we present the first documented case of stress fracture of hamulus in a cricket batsman and review the existing literature on hamulus fractures, both acute and stress fractures, in sportspersons in general. CASE REPORT: A 23-year-old, right-handed, cricket batsman presented with pain in the hypothenar region of his left hand of 7 weeks duration...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025607/peek-radiolucent-plate-for-distal-radius-fractures-multicentre-clinical-results-at-12-months-follow-up
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Bruno Di Maggio, Pasquale Sessa, Patrizia Mantelli, Pietro Maniscalco, Fabrizio Rivera, Giorgio Maria Calori, Luigi Bisogno, Gabriele Scaravilli, Marco Caforio
INTRODUCTION: Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with plate and screws represents the recommended treatment for unstable intra-articular distal radius fractures. Although significant progresses in surgical technique have been made, anatomical reconstruction of radio-carpal articular surface still represent a difficult task, especially in multifragmentary fractures. Available PEEK reinforced-carbon fiber composite radiolucent devices allow both an easier and more careful assessment of intra-operative reduction of the articular surface of distal radius and prompt correction of any residual step deformity...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025606/does-routine-carpal-tunnel-release-during-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures-improve-outcomes
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Antonio Medici, Luigi Meccariello, Giuseppe Rollo, Giancarlo De Nigris, Steven James Mccabe, Pedrag Grubor, Gabriele Falzarano
OBJECTIVE: This case-control study was designed to test the hypothesis whether carpal tunnel release (CTR) during fixation of distal radius 23-C2 AO fractures improves outcomes. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive patients who sustained distal radius fractures of the dominant hand participated in this study. Patients were allocated into two groups: (a) The ORIF + CTR (16 patients (11 males and 5 females)); (b) the ORIF and NOT CTR 19 patients (12 males and 7 females)...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993565/a-retrospective-study-of-radiographic-abnormalities-in-the-repositories-for-thoroughbreds-at-yearling-sales-in-japan
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Daisuke Miyakoshi, Hiroyuki Senba, Mitsumori Shikichi, Masaya Maeda, Ryo Shibata, Kazuhiro Misumi
This study aimed to evaluate whether radiographic abnormalities at yearling sales were associated with the failure to start racing at 2-3 years of age. Radiographic abnormalities in the carpal (n=852), tarsal (n=976), metacarpophalangeal (n=1,055), and metatarsophalangeal joints (n=1,031) from 1,082 horses, recorded at yearling sale, were reviewed. Eighty-two horses (7.6%) failed to start racing. Radiographic abnormalities such as wedged or collapsed tarsal bones, irregular lucency of a sagittal ridge at the distal aspect of the distal third metatarsal bone, and proximal dorsal fragmentation of the first phalanx in metatarsophalangeal joints were associated with failure to start racing in these horses...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990681/limb-shortening-as-a-strategy-for-limb-sparing-treatment-of-appendicular-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-radius-in-a-dog
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Sarah E Boston, Owen T Skinner
OBJECTIVE: To develop and report a novel limb sparing technique for the distal radius in a dog. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMAL: A 14-year-old, female spayed Labrador Retriever with an osteosarcoma of the right distal radius and a pathological fracture. A previous mast cell tumor had been treated 5 years prior to presentation with marginal excision and a full-course radiation over the right metacarpal bones. The dog had received 2 doses of palliative radiation just prior to presentation...
October 9, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951793/volar-distal-radioulnar-joint-dislocation-associated-with-acute-median-nerve-neuropathy-and-a-distal-radius-fracture
#12
Naser Alnusif, Sultan Aldebeyan, Rudolf Reindl
Volar distal radioulnar (DRUJ) dislocations are uncommon and can easily be missed. We present a rare case of an irreducible volar DRUJ dislocation associated with a distal radius fracture and acute median nerve neuropathy at the wrist. An attempt to reduce the DRUJ dislocation in the emergency department had failed. The patient was then taken to the operating room requiring a carpal tunnel release, as well as an open reduction and internal fixation of the distal radius fracture and repair of the volar distal radioulnar ligament...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928049/role-for-cementoplasty-in-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-cadaver-study-and-application-to-arthroscopy
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V Fontaine, M Grunberg, J Soret, K El-Youssef, L E Gayet, R Taberne
BACKGROUND: Die-punch intra-articular fractures of the distal radius raise surgical challenges. The residual articular step-off must be less than 1mm to prevent the development of radio-carpal osteoarthritis. The objectives of this cadaver study were to evaluate whether cementoplasty was effective in reducing die-punch fractures and to determine whether this technique was feasible as an arthroscopic procedure. HYPOTHESIS: Cementoplasty performed as an arthroscopic procedure is effective in treating die-punch fractures...
September 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921041/stabilization-of-scaphoid-type-b2-fractures-with-one-or-two-headless-compression-screws
#14
S Quadlbauer, T Beer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, A Tichy, T Hausner, M Leixnering
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the scaphoid account for the most commonly injured carpal bone. Minimally displaced fractures of the waist will heal in 85-90% when using a below elbow cast. However, fractures with displacement have a higher risk for nonunion. Therefore, open reduction and fixation with headless compression screws (HCS) have become the preferred method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome of unstable scaphoid B2 type fractures, stabilized using one or two headless compression screws...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917548/volar-capsular-release-after-distal-radius%C3%A2-fractures
#15
Robin N Kamal, David S Ruch
PURPOSE: Loss of full wrist range of motion is common after treatment of distal radius fractures. Loss of wrist extension limiting functional activities, although uncommon, can occur after volar plating of distal radius fractures. Unlike other joints in which capsular release is a common form of treatment for stiffness, this has been approached with caution in the wrist owing to concerns for carpal instability. We tested the null hypothesis that hardware removal and open volar capsular release would not lead to improved upper extremity-specific patient-reported outcome (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] questionnaire)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902755/treatment-of-acute-carpal-bone-fractures
#16
Chad Hulsopple, Jesse Deluca, Christopher Jonas
Carpal bone fractures are common hand fractures that can be complicated by concomitant damage to surrounding structures, chronic comorbidities, or delays in diagnosis. This article provides an overview of wrist anatomy, an expedited review of the athlete's presenting condition, and a systematic approach to the evaluation of the wrist. Recommended treatment plans are based on a review of the literature and an evidence-based approach to imaging studies. It is imperative that sports medicine providers be aware of current literature for carpal bone fractures and collaborate with other medical subspecialties and the athlete to provide recommendations for a safe return to play...
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893146/diagnosis-and-management-of-hook-of-hamate-fractures
#17
Assaf Kadar, Allen T Bishop, Marissa A Suchyta, Steven L Moran
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the time to diagnosis and management of hook of hamate fractures in an era of advanced imaging. We performed a retrospective study of 51 patients treated for hook of hamate fractures. Patients were sent a quickDASH questionnaire regarding the outcomes of their treatment. Hook of hamate fractures were diagnosed with advanced imaging at a median of 27 days. Clinical findings of hook of hamate tenderness had better sensitivity than carpal tunnel-view radiographs. Nonunion occurred in 24% of patients with non-operative treatment and did not occur in the operative group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884097/perilunate-carpal-dislocation-clinical-evaluation-of-patients-operated-with-reduction-and-percutaneous-fixation-without-capsular-ligament-repair
#18
Adriano Bastos Pinho, Roberto Luiz Sobania
OBJECTIVE: To qualitatively assess surgeries performed in patients with perilunate dislocations without associated fractures, who were operated using the closed reduction and percutaneous fixation method. The follow-up time ranged from one to seven years. METHODS: 628 patient records with traumatic wrist injuries, operated by the same group of Hand Surgeons between 2008 and 2014 due to acute trauma were collected, with a mean follow-up of 3.2 years. Of these, 51 were cases of perilunate fracture-dislocations, and 38 were pure perilunate dislocations without associated fractures; of these, only 32 underwent percutaneous fixation without ligamentous repair, thus meeting the inclusion criteria...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847017/-transtrapezoid-carpal-dislocation-a-case-report
#19
David Latz, Sebastian Viktor Gehrmann, Pascal Jungbluth, Jan Grassmann, Erik Schiffner, Joachim Windolf
Fracture dislocations of the STT joint are extremely rare. We present the case of a 50-year-old worker, who sustained a crush injury of his left hand with a dorsal fracture dislocation of the trapezoid bone and the associated second metacarpal bone at the STT, and a concomitant compartment syndrome of the hand. The fracture was reduced immediately and compartment release was performed, followed by percutaneous stabilisation using three K-wires. Material removal after six weeks was followed by intensive physical therapy...
October 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840675/spontaneous-rupture-of-the-digital-extensor-tendons-of-the-hand-in-unrecognized-carpal-lunatefracture
#20
A Barbati, A Geraci, M Borri, F Polidoro, S Di Carlo, V Salini
Spontaneous rupture of the digital extensor tendons of the hand has been reported after Kienbocks disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Vaughan-Jackson syndrome, distal radial fracture. Rupture may also occur as a consequence of unrecognized carpal lunate fracture. We present a case report of a man affected with spontaneous rupture of the digital extensor tendons secondary to unrecognized carpal lunate fracture with partial dorsal dislocation. The edges of the tendon were debrided and sutured using a locked modified Kessler suture...
March 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
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