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Surgical revision of radial head fractures: a multicenter retrospective analysis of 466 cases.

CONCLUSIONS: The complications of radial head fractures are characteristic to their classification. Knowledge of these findings might guide surgeons in treating these injuries and may help counsel patients accordingly.
PMID: 30713065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Comparison of Surgical Encounter Direct Costs for Three Methods of Cubital Tunnel Decompression.

CONCLUSIONS: Surgical costs differed significantly between in situ decompression, subcutaneous transposition, and submuscular transposition. Given historically similar outcomes reported for these techniques, cost differences should be considered in addition to clinical factors to inform surgical decision-making for cubital tunnel syndrome patients.
PMID: 30688893 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Α systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of aortic anastomotic devices.

CONCLUSIONS: Taking into account that the majority of operations were performed for the treatment of acute aortic dissection, AADs had a relatively low rate of 30-day mortality. Despite the observed heterogeneity in study protocols and the small sample size in the non-IRG group, the non-IRG group presented with the lowest 30-day mortality rate. Specific device-related complications between the different device types need further investigation.
PMID: 30683205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Intra-articular nodular fasciitis of the proximal interphalangeal joint of a finger: A case report.

We report on the clinical, radiological and histological features of intra-articular nodular fasciitis in a 52-year-old man, originating from the proximal interphalangeal joint of the right ring finger, with cortical erosion of adjacent bone. The discussion is focused on the tumor diagnosis and therapeutic approach, the differential diagnosis and the importance of immunohistochemical staining to establish the final diagnosis.
PMID: 30661512 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Counterforce bracing of lateral epicondylitis: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

CONCLUSION: The counterforce brace provides significant reduction in the frequency and severity of pain in the short term (2-12 weeks), as well as overall elbow function at 26 weeks, compared with the placebo brace.
PMID: 30658774 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Association of steroid injection with soft-tissue calcification in lateral epicondylitis.

CONCLUSIONS: The significant association of steroid injections with soft-tissue calcification in LE suggests that this calcification is likely to be an iatrogenic complication of steroid injection.
PMID: 30658775 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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Immunomodulation in Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: What Is the Role for Adipose-Derived Stem Cells?

Authors: Pappalardo M, Montesano L, Toia F, Russo A, Di Lorenzo S, Dieli F, Moschella F, Leto Barone AA, Meraviglia S, Di Stefano AB
Hand and face transplants are becoming increasingly common, recording progressively more penile, uterus, abdominal wall, and allotransplantation cases reported worldwide. Despite current protocols allow long-term survival of the allografts, the ultimate goal of donor-specific tolerance has not been achieved yet. In fact, the harmful adverse effects related to the lifelong administration of immunosuppressive agents are the main drawbacks for vascularized composite allotransplantations. Research is very active in investigating alternative methods to induce greater tolerance while minimizing toxicity. Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) represent ...

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Managing Pathologic Scars by Injecting Auto-Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid: A Preliminary Prospective Clinical Study.

CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of pathological scars by two IAL-SYSTEM ACP injections, carried out two weeks apart, may provide significant clinical benefits. These findings should be the subject of further investigations.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE IV: This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors .
PMID: 30627811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hand Surgery)

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