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 The association between glomus tumors and neurofibromatosis. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1571-4 Authors: Harrison B, Moore AM, Calfee R, Sammer DM Abstract PURPOSE: To determine whether an epidemiologic association exists between glomus tumors and neurofibromatosis. METHODS: Using a pathology database, we established a study cohort consisting of all patients who had undergone excision of a glomus tumor of the hand between 1995 and 2010. We created a control cohort by randomly selecting 200 patients who had undergone excision of a ganglion cyst over the same period. We reviewed medical records for each cohort to identify patients with a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis. We calculated the odds ratio was calculated and performed Fisher's exact test to determine the significance of the association. RESULTS: We identified 21 patients with glomus tumors of the hand. Six of these patients carried the diagnosis of neurofibromatosis (29%). In contrast, no patients in the control group carried the diagnosis of neurofibromatosis. The odds ratio for a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis in association with a glomus tumor compared with controls was 168:1.

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Related Articles Favorable results after total wrist arthroplasty. Acta Orthop. 2013 Jul 12; Authors: Boeckstyns ME, Herzberg G, Merser S Abstract

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Related Articles Simple Medial Elbow Dislocations: A Rare Injury at Risk for Early Instability. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jul 8; Authors: Jockel CR, Katolik LI, Zelouf DS Abstract PURPOSE: To report the presentation, treatment, and outcomes of a series of simple medial elbow dislocations and to identify features distinguishing this injury from the more common dislocation patterns. METHODS: From 2000 to 2011, 4 cases of simple medial elbow dislocations were treated at a single referral center. Retrospective review was conducted to evaluate presentation, treatment, and outcomes.

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Related Articles The Epidemiology of Reoperation After Flexor Pulley Reconstruction. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jul 8; Authors: Dy CJ, Lyman S, Schreiber JJ, Do HT, Daluiski A Abstract PURPOSE: We used a statewide database to determine the incidence of pulley reconstruction and to evaluate the influence of demographics on reoperation. We hypothesized that age, insurance status, and concomitant nerve or tendon procedure would influence the likelihood of reoperation. METHODS: We used the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System ambulatory surgery database from New York, which represents all outpatient surgery in the state. Patients who had flexor pulley reconstruction from 1998 to 2009 were identified using Current Procedural Terminology 4 codes. Subsequent surgery records for these patients were identified through 2010, allowing at least 1 year follow-up. Concomitant nerve procedure and flexor tendon repair/reconstruction were identified. The type and timing of subsequent procedures, including tenolysis and repeat pulley reconstruction, were recorded. Univariate statistics were calculated to compare age, sex, and payer type between patients with and without reoperation. A multivariable, logistic regression model was used to evaluate the association of the demographics with the chances of having reoperation.

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Related Articles Using the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement to Assess Reporting of Observational Trials in Hand Surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1584-1589.e2 Authors: Sorensen AA, Wojahn RD, Manske MC, Calfee RP Abstract PURPOSE: To use the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement checklist to critically evaluate the change in quality of observational trial reporting in the Journal of Hand Surgery American between 2005 and 2011. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of observational studies published in the Journal of Hand Surgery American was designed to sample 2 6-month periods of publication (March 2005 to August 2005 and June 2011 to November 2011). Fifty-one items were extracted from the STROBE statement for evaluation. Overall STROBE compliance rates for articles and specific checklist items were determined. Final compliance percentages from each period were compared by Student t-testing. Changes in item compliance over time were quantified.

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