Hand and Wrist

Latest journal articles about hand and wrist from Journal of Hand Surgery, Journal of Hand Therapy, Hand Clinics, Hand, The Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Acta Orthopaedica, Orthopedic Clinics of North, America, Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, Orthopedics

Related Articles Nerve physiology: mechanisms of injury and recovery. Hand Clin. 2013 Aug;29(3):317-30 Authors: Menorca RM, Fussell TS, Elfar JC Abstract Peripheral nerve injuries are common conditions, with broad-ranging groups of symptoms depending on the severity and nerves involved. Although much knowledge exists on the mechanisms of injury and regeneration, reliable treatments that ensure full functional recovery are scarce. This review aims to summarize various ways these injuries are classified in light of decades of research on peripheral nerve injury and regeneration. PMID: 23895713 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23895713?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles Hook of Hamate Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jul 26; Authors: Klausmeyer MA, Mudgal CS PMID: 23891177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891177?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles Thrombodynamics of Microvascular Repairs: Effects of Antithrombotic Therapy on Platelets and Fibrin. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jul 26; Authors: Shi G, Meister D, Daley RA, Cooley BC Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the hypothesis that platelets and fibrin differentially accrue at microvascular anastomoses in arteries versus veins and under different pharmacologic conditions. METHODS: We evaluated mouse arterial and venous anastomoses with intravital fluorescence imaging, using fluorophore-labeled platelets and anti-fibrin antibodies to measure the extent of thrombus component development in the intraluminal anastomotic site. We evaluated systemic heparin or eptifibatide (platelet aggregation inhibitor) to determine their relative influences on thrombus composition. RESULTS: Platelets accumulated rapidly in both arterial and venous repairs, and then fell in number after 10 to 30 minutes of reflow. Fibrin had a relatively steady development over 60 minutes in veins, with a more variable increase in arteries. Heparin reduced platelet accumulation in arteries and fibrin development in veins. Eptifibatide reduced platelets in both arteries and veins and had an apparent effect on lowering the amount of fibrin in veins.

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Related Articles Current Treatment of de Quervain Tendinopathy. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jul 24; Authors: Pensak MJ, Wolf JM PMID: 23890846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890846?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles In reply. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1662 Authors: Graham B PMID: 23890509 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890509?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles Clinimetric re: Badalamente et al. Parts 1 and 2. J Hand Surg Am. 2013;38(2):401-406 and 407-412. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1661-2 Authors: Gabel CP, Osborne JW, Melloh M PMID: 23890507 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890507?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles A simple method for cutting untidy tendon ends. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1660 Authors: Keles MK, Yosma E, Kucuker I PMID: 23890506 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890506?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles Letter regarding "the effect of suture preloading on the force to failure and gap formation after flexor tendon repair". J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1660-1 Authors: Namazi H PMID: 23890505 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890505?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles A new and simple way to hold tendon stumps atraumatically. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1659 Authors: Taş S PMID: 23890504 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890504?dopt=Abstract

Related Articles Management of posttraumatic proximal interphalangeal joint contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1651-8 Authors: Houshian S, Jing SS, Chikkamuniyappa C, Kazemian GH, Emami-Moghaddam-Tehrani M Abstract Chronic flexion contracture of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint presents a common yet challenging problem to hand surgeons. Over the years, multiple treatment modalities have been described for this problem, producing limited results. Nonoperative treatment using serial casting and splints should be tried before attempting open surgical release, which should be done in selected patients. The use of external fixation for treating PIP contracture has been encouraging and can be a useful alterative. This review provides an update on the current management of PIP joint contractures and presents a flowchart of treatment to aid decision making. PMID: 23890503 [PubMed - in process]Read more... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23890503?dopt=Abstract