Authors: Oranges CM, di Summa PG, Madduri S, Haug M, Kalbermatten DF, Schaefer DJ
PMID: 32097350 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
Authors: Lans J, Eberlin KR
PMID: 32097356 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSIONS: The development of subscapularis and LHB pathology is significantly related to the size of the PS cuff tear. Subscapularis involvement is associated with greater risk of pain development in degenerative rotator cuff disease.
PMID: 32067709 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
Authors: Barrett JE, Farooq H, Merrell GA
We investigated whether motor fascicles of the ulnar nerve can be reliably identified proximal to the wrist. In 17 cadaveric upper limbs, the anterior interosseous nerve was transected at its arborization in the pronator quadratus and transposed to the palmar aspect of the ulnar nerve. The motor fascicular bundle was identified at this level after distinguishing the intraneural epineural involution by microsurgical probing. The motor branch was identified in Guyon's canal and traced retrograde via intraneural dissection to assess accuracy of the original identification. The motor fascicular bundle was found to have been correctly identified in all specimens. We conclude that local anatomic landmarks allow for the motor fascicular g...
PMID: 32032106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSIONS: Relative motion flexion splinting affords early active motion and hand use with excellent range of motion achieved following acute open boutonniere repair or closed boutonniere rupture with less morbidity than conventional management. Chronic boutonniere deformity will respond to relative motion flexion splinting if serial casting can place the proximal interphalangeal joint in less than -20° extension, and the patient actively uses the hand in a relative motion flexion orthosis for 3 months, recovering flexion. No further therapy was needed in our cases. We believe this management technique should be attempted for chronic boutonniere deformity as a preferable alternative to surgery, which remains an option if needed.
PMID: 32028337 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Sur...
Conclusions: PIP and MCP arthroplasty are safe procedures with an overall low complication rate. The increased risk of device related complications observed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis can be used to appropriately counsel this patient population regarding post-operative expectations and prognosis.
PMID: 32000595 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
We present a case report of EF and a literature review to raise awareness of this unusual condition and also highlight key features in its management.
PMID: 32000611 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
Conclusions: Consistent findings of delayed ossification of the capitate and failure of normal distal migration of the third metacarpal add support to the initial hypothesis, however, we cannot fully conclude that an earlier release of the third web is recommended, further research is still needed.
PMID: 32000596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
Authors: Matsuura Y, Kawai K
Purpura fulminans is a rare disease that usually causes sepsis and is accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation and symmetric gangrene of distal extremities. We had to consider the most appropriate surgery approach. The most important point was attempting to rescue the patient's ability to walk under his own power.
PMID: 32002466 [PubMed] (Source: Hand Surgery)