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)
We report a pediatric case of distally displaced nonunion. At first, the palliative repair surgery was chosen due to irreduciblity of the epicondyle fragment at 10 years old. After 2 years and 3 months wait for maturation of ossification at the trochlea, the definitive surgery consisting of epicondylectomy and ligament reconstruction was performed. This is the first pediatric case of humeral medial epicondyle nonunion with an unossified trochlea which needed a two-staged surgery. We highlight the surgical plan aimed at anatomical ligament reconstruction focusing an isometric point of MCL.
PMID: 30760157 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
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)
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggested that 40% of the base of the hook of the hamate does not contact with the flexor tendon, suggesting that flexor tendon injury is unlikely to occur in that region.
PMID: 30760158 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
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...
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)
Authors: Kim JY, Kim JH
Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath (GCTTS) is considered benign, but well known for its high recurrence rate. Bone involvement of GCTTS is not uncommon and closely related to local recurrence after surgery. Radiologic findings of bone involvement are pressure erosion, circumscribed cortical destruction and degenerative arthritis. The treatment involves complete resection of tumor including bone lesion. This case presents GCTTS of young male patient with multiple bone destructions of different state, treated by complete excision of the tumor and curettage of bone lesion.
PMID: 30760146 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
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)
We report a case of acute compartment syndrome of the forearm following a hematoma after playing golf. A 55-year-old man felt pain in his left forearm while playing golf that gradually worsened. He could not continue to play and visited the emergency department of our hospital. The radial side of his left forearm was markedly swollen on presentation, and he suffered severe pain that worsened with ulnar flexion of the wrist; no paralysis or hypesthesia was observed. A hematoma in the brachioradialis was seen on magnetic resonance imaging, and radial compartment pressure was 120 mmHg. A diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome was made, and urgent fasciotomy was performed. The patient recovered with no dysfunction of the arm.
PMID: 30760147 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple contracted fingers and involvement of PIP joint contracture are associated with insufficient improvement of joint contracture. Current smoking is associated with delayed wound healing, but not with improvement of joint contracture, after the open palm technique for Dupuytren's disease in men.
PMID: 30760148 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Hand Surgery)