Authors: El Amiri L, Igeta Y, Pizza C, Facca S, Hidalgo Diaz JJ, Liverneaux P
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake and has been corrected. First and last names of the author were interchanged. The correct author name is given below.
PMID: 30610369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSION: PTFE demonstrates superior strength properties in comparison to PPL for flexor tendon repairs. However, standard 2 strand techniques have proved inadequate to bear the higher biomechanic demands.
PMID: 30610416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hand Surgery)
Authors: Goddard L, Hand M, Chesnut C, Chesnut C
PMID: 30608288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSIONS: We developed a prescriber education program and followed up with consensus-based guidelines for postoperative opioid prescriptions. These interventions caused a significant decrease in excessive opioid-prescribing practices after ambulatory orthopaedic surgery at our hospital. We urge initiatives by national orthopaedic organizations to develop and promote education programs and procedure and disease-specific opioid-prescribing guidelines.
PMID: 30601411 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSIONS: Increasing volume in the deep midfacial fat compartments did not cause inferior displacement of the injected material. This underscores the role of deep soft-tissue filler injections (i.e., in contact with the bone) in providing support for overlying structures and resulting in anterior projection.
PMID: 30589776 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
This article outlines how to localize and differentiate upper motor neuron from combined upper and lower motor neuron injury patterns in spinal cord injury by means of detailed history, physical examination, imaging, and electrodiagnostic studies to formulate appropriate surgical plans to restore function in this complex population.
PMID: 30589809 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
PMID: 30551726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSION: The PRP and Tenex procedures were both successful in producing clinically and statistically significant improvements in pain, function, and quality of life.
PMID: 30551782 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSION: Our results support the mechanisms occurring with the use of either of the described orthotic interventions. Future randomized trials with longer-term outcomes that include sensorimotor mechanisms might enhance our understanding of the comparative effectiveness.
PMID: 30551783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSION: The kiss DIEP flap could be an alternative for reconstruction of large soft tissue defects of the extremities in children, with lower morbidity and improved cosmetic of the donor site.
PMID: 30531452 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)