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Evaluation of facial appearance in patients with repaired cleft lip and palate: comparing the assessment of laypeople and healthcare professionals.

Conclusion: Differences in perception exist between healthcare professionals and laypeople. The discrepancies between the professional groups could be attributed to different treatment modalities and protocols.
PMID: 30815431 [PubMed] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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The minimum length of follow-up in hand surgery reports.

Authors: Tang JB, Tonkin M, Boeckstyns M, Hooper G
PMID: 30784373 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Hand surgery in Spain.

Authors: Rosales RS, Landin L, Corella F
PMID: 30784374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Primary or Secondary Subtalar Arthrodesis and Revision of Calcaneal Nonunion with Minimally Invasive Rigid Internal Nail Fixation for Treatment of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures.

Authors: Fuentes-Viejo D, Cellarier G, Lauer P, Simon P, Mittlmeier T
Primary or secondary subtalar joint arthrodesis after displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures makes use of talocalcaneal large-diameter screw fixation after an eventual correction of geometric hindfoot deformity. Despite this procedure usually having a successful functional outcome, potential complications occur, including nonunion and malalignment, with an unknown rate of loss of correction or implant migration during the healing period. Angular stable fixation of the subtalar joint arthrodesis with an interlocking nail applied in a minimally invasive technique affords maintenance of the hindfoot position until osseous healing occurs. The key steps of the surgical technique are described.

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Chondrosarcoma of the Hand Bones: A Report of 6 Cases and Review of the Literature.

CONCLUSIONS: Although CS of the hand bones behaves as a locally aggressive lesion, it rarely metastasizes. Intralesional curettage with a cancellous bone autograft appears to be a good option in low-grade CS to preserve the function, keeping in mind the high rate of recurrence. Wide excision or amputation is recommended when severe joint deformity or soft tissue involvement interferes with hand function.
PMID: 30760143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Hand and Wrist Injuries Related to Motocross Injuries: 5 Year Series.

CONCLUSIONS: This study shows the impact and incidence of related hand and wrist injuries. Motocross is a globally fashionable sport. This study shows that the number of annual tournaments and racers have doubled in last 5 years. The number of hand and wrist related injuries and operative requirements have quadruples over the last five years. It is recognized as a high-risk sport despite the use of protective equipment and course adaptions. These injuries can have implications for nearby treating hospitals.
PMID: 30760159 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Comparative Biomechanical Characteristics of Modified Side-to-Side Repair and Modified Pulvertaft Weaving Repair - In vitro Study.

CONCLUSIONS: We found no statistical difference between 2 repairs in load at which they started failing (p = 0.16), and maximum load repairs could withstand (p = 0.35). Our study uniquely compares two techniques under standard conditions, and contrary to existing evidence found no difference. However, in our opinion the number of anchor points may have a greater impact than number of weaves on the strength.
PMID: 30760144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Radial Dislocation of Extensor Tendon Over the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Thumb due to Cerebral Hemorrhage: A Case Report.

We report a rare case of radial dislocation of the extensor tendon over the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb. Ulnar dislocation has been reported, but previous reports have not mentioned radial dislocation of the extensor tendon in the thumb. Radial dislocation of the extensor tendon of the thumb gradually progressed after cerebral hemorrhage and the patient could not extend MCP joint of the thumb. To resolve difficulty in extending the MCP joint, surgical centralization of the extensor tendon and partial resection of the flexor pollicis brevis (FPB) and abductor pollicis brevis (APB) insertions was performed. The patient recovered function of thumb extensors.
PMID: 30760160 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Dermoid Inclusion Cyst Following Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy: A Novel Complication.

We present the case of a fit and well 62-year-old male with Dupuytren's disease in the right hand who underwent percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF) for a moderate flexion contracture of the right little finger. 18 months later he developed a pain-free soft tissue swelling at the distal previous needling site. A fasciectomy procedure identified a cyst within the pre-tendinous cord, which was confirmed as a dermoid inclusion cyst on histological analysis. Dermoid inclusion cysts may occur in the hands at the site of penetrating trauma but we are unaware of any report of an inclusion cyst at the site of PNF surgery. We present this unique case of a dermoid inclusion cyst following percutaneous needle fasciotomy as a novel complication.
PMID: 30760145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand S...

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