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Cebesoy Oguz - - 2007
Percutaneous release of the trigger finger and trigger thumb has recently gained popularity. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical results and safety of percutaneous release in trigger thumbs. Twenty-five thumbs of 21 patients were released percutaneously in the polyclinic under local anaesthesia. Steroid injection was performed ...
Al-Qattan M M - - 2007
There is a scarcity of information on extensor hallucis longus tendon injuries and published studies frequently offer conflicting treatment recommendations and results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This paper reports on the treatment and results of open lacerations of the extensor hallucis longus tendon in 17 patients treated by a plastic surgeon ...
Wiley William B - - 2006
We compared 2 groups of patients with chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures, 7 patients treated nonoperatively and 7 undergoing semitendinosus autograft tendon reconstruction. The mean time to surgery after the initial injury was 17 weeks. The mean clinical follow-up in the operative group was 63 months. Functional strength and endurance ...
Collado Hervé H Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille, University Hospital La Timone, Marseille, France. - - 2006
To determine whether fascicular neurotomy has long-lasting effects on spasticity. We present 4 clinical cases and a critical analysis of the literature. This is a retrospective study on 4 patients referred to our department for spastic equinovarus foot deformity. For all 4, neurotomy was successful not long after surgery, but ...
Boesen M Ilum - - 2006
High resolution colour Doppler ultrasound shows intratendinous Doppler activity in patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Treatment of this neovascularisation with sclerosing therapy seems to relieve the pain. However, the procedure often has to be repeated. To investigate the effect of electrocoagulation of the neovessels on tendon pain and tendon vascularity ...
Kotnis Rohit - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The optimal method of treatment for acute tendo-Achilles ruptures continues to be debated. HYPOTHESIS: The reported lower rerupture rate for operatively treated patients is an effect of tendon end apposition during the healing process, and patients in whom apposition can be demonstrated using ultrasound will have a similar rate ...
Irmola T - - 2007
Total proximal avulsions of the quadriceps femoris muscle group are rare injuries. Between the years 2001 and 2004 five patients with a total proximal avulsion of the tendon of the rectus femoris muscle were treated surgically in Mehiläinen Hospital in Turku, Finland. The median age of the patients was 21 ...
van Rijssen A L - - 2006
The aim of this study was to examine our results of 74 percutaneous needle fasciotomies for Dupuytren's contracture. Pre-operative and postoperative total passive extension deficit was measured. Patients were seen at the outpatient clinic at 32 months for final follow-up. Extension deficit and sensibility were measured and flexor tendon function ...
Söyüncü Yetkin - - 2006
This is a case report of two children with congenital dislocation of the knee. They have been treated surgically with Z-lengthening of the quadriceps tendon and additional reconstruction of the quadriceps tendon with Achilles tendon allograft to fill in the remaining average 6 cm gap of the tendon. The patients ...
Maiti S K - - 2006
The effect of ultrasound therapy on tendon injury healing was studied on 12 locally available non-descript adult goats of either sex divided equally in two groups (I and II) consisting of six animals each. The superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) was transected and immediately repaired with nylon (2/0) using a ...
Cummins Craig A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of lateral epicondylitis has traditionally consisted of an open incision with debridement of the affected extensor tendon tissue. More recently, arthroscopy has been reported as a surgical option for this condition. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of arthroscopic debridement in excising the characteristic tendinopathy of chronic lateral ...
Rath Santosh - - 2006
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that immediate postoperative active mobilization of the hand after opposition tendon transfer will achieve outcomes similar to those of the standard practice of cast immobilization. METHODS: Five hands with isolated lower median nerve paralysis prospectively had opposition tendon transfer followed by immediate postoperative active mobilization ...
Foucher Guy - - 2006
Camptodactyly is a frequent congenital hand disorder, but its cause and treatment remain a matter of controversy. Although it is difficult to establish the primary cause of camptodactyly, careful clinical examination allows the assessment of all the structures involved (e.g., skin, subcutaneous fascia, flexor tendons, extensor tendon, intrinsic muscles, and ...
Freccero David M - - 2006
Anomalous distal insertion of the peroneus brevis muscle belly has been implicated as a possible etiology of tears of the peroneus brevis tendon. The purpose of this study was to assess whether patients with operatively confirmed tears of the peroneus brevis tendons have a more distally located musculotendinous junction. A ...
Suchak Amar A AA Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2006
The optimal postoperative rehabilitation protocol after surgical repair of an Achilles tendon rupture is unknown. Although a 6-week cast immobilization is common, many early functional rehabilitation protocols have been implemented. The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis to determine if an early functional protocol for surgical repair ...
Harilainen Arsi - - 2006
Patellar tendon graft has been the most frequently used material in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, but the hamstring tendons have been increasingly used as well; however, which graft is to be preferred is not adequately supported by existing clinical studies. In this prospective randomized clinical trial, the study hypothesis ...
Su Brian W - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The stainless-steel Teno Fix tendon-repair device has improved biomechanical characteristics compared with those of suture repair, and it was well tolerated in a canine model. The purpose of this study was to compare the Teno Fix with suture repair in a clinical setting. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with isolated zone-II ...
Hufner Tobias M - - 2006
Nonoperative treatment of complete Achilles tendon ruptures generally involves a long period of cast immobilization and is associated with frequent reruptures. Functional nonoperative treatment of complete Achilles tendon ruptures involves the use of a high-shaft boot with a 3-cm hindfoot elevation, in which physical therapy is begun after 3 weeks ...
Maffulli Nicola - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcome of surgery for chronic recalcitrant Achilles tendinopathy in nonathletic and athletic subjects. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: University teaching hospitals. PATIENTS: We matched each of the 61 nonathletic patients with a diagnosis of tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon with an athletic patient with tendinopathy of the ...
Ramseier L E - - 2006
Ruptures of the patellar and/or quadriceps tendon are rare injuries that require immediate repair to re-establish knee extensor continuity and to allow early motion. We evaluated 36 consecutive patients with quadriceps or patellar tendon rupture between 1993 and 2000. There were 37 primary ruptures, 3 reruptures, 21 quadriceps and 19 ...
Mullaney Michael J - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Separation of tendon ends after Achilles tendon repair may affect the tendon repair process and lead to postoperative end-range plantarflexion weakness. HYPOTHESIS: Patients will have disproportionate end-range plantarflexion weakness after Achilles tendon repair. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Four-strand core suture repairs of Achilles tendon were performed on ...
Zhu Wei - - 2006
BACKGROUND: To repair late median nerve injury, many methods have been used in the past years. The aim of this study was to review a thirteen-year experience in restoration of thumb opposition by transposing flexor pollicis brevis muscle. METHODS: From July 1992 to August 2005, 63 patients without thumb opposition ...
Maffulli Nicola - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Recurrent peroneal tendon subluxation is uncommon. HYPOTHESIS: The authors tested the null hypothesis that there are no differences between preoperative and postoperative status after anatomical repair of the superior peroneal retinaculum. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: In the period 1996 to 2001, the authors operated ...
McCallister Wren V - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome after repair of zone I flexor tendon injuries using either the pullout button technique or suture anchors placed in the distal phalanx. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2002 we treated 26 consecutive zone I flexor tendon injuries. Thirteen patients had repairs from 1998 to 2000 ...
McGovern M M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To describe the disease course and natural history of Type A Niemann-Pick disease (NPD). METHODS: Ten patients with NPD-A (six male, four female; age range at entry: 3 to 6 months) were serially evaluated including clinical neurologic, ophthalmologic, and physical examinations, and assessment of development. Laboratory analyses, abdominal and ...
Woods G William - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic release of the vastus lateralis tendon for treatment of recurrent patellar dislocation has been criticized on the grounds that it may weaken the quadriceps. HYPOTHESIS: Quadriceps strength and outcome measures improve after arthroscopic release of the vastus lateralis tendon in patients with documented patellar dislocation. STUDY DESIGN: Case ...
Dabernig J - - 2006
The ultimate usefulness of replanted fingers is related to the adequacy of nerve, tendon and bone repair. Thirty-eight patients with successful replantation of the thumb, a single finger or after multiple digital amputations were followed up clinically. The subjective disability after finger replantation was evaluated by means of the DASH ...
Costa M L - - 2006
We performed two independent, randomised, controlled trials in order to assess the potential benefits of immediate weight-bearing mobilisation after rupture of the tendo Achillis. The first trial, on operatively-treated patients showed an improved functional outcome for patients mobilised fully weight-bearing after surgical repair. Two cases of re-rupture in the treatment ...
Kwak Hyo-Sung - - 2006
The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical outcome of conservative treatment in patients with rupture of the medial head of the gastrocnemius ("tennis leg") occurring during exercise and training and the effect of the compression treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients (conservative treatment=15; compression treatment=15), aged 30-45 ...
Dietz Frederick R - - 2006
The optimal treatment for equinus of the ankle in ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy is not known. This study assessed the medium term follow-up results of treatment of spastic ankle equinus deformity in cerebral palsy using Hoke or coronal Z-lengthening of the Achilles tendon. It was hypothesized that the use ...
Wagnon Raymond - - 2005
This was a study of 57 patients treated for Achilles' tendon rupture between 1994 and 2002: 35 with an open repair and 22 with the Webb-Bannister percutaneous technique. The aim of the study was to evaluate this percutaneous method as compared to other percutaneous and open techniques, with respect to ...
Calder J D F - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of a supervised active rehabilitation program following repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures using a minimally invasive suture system. METHODS: We performed a prospective study on 46 patients undergoing surgical repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures using the Achillon suture system. All patients began a ...
Sasaki D - - 2005
Ossification of the Achilles tendon is a very unusual condition. We report a case with bilateral Achilles tendon ossification followed up for twelve years, treated twice surgically on the left side and conservatively on the right side. At the age of 51, the patient's plain radiogram showed bilateral ossifications of ...
Costa M L - - 2005
Shock wave therapy has been used for treatment of several soft tissue disorders that are characterized by chronic pain. We sought to determine if shock wave therapy reduces chronic Achilles tendon pain. Forty-nine patients were enrolled in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Each patient was treated once a month for ...
Kuskucu Mesih - - 2005
The optimal management strategy for acute Achilles tendon ruptures is controversial. These injuries historically were treated by nonoperative methods (cast immobilization, bandaging); however, operative repair of the ruptured tendon has become popular. Thirty-two patients who had rupture of the Achilles tendon were treated operatively with use of fibrin sealant, and ...
Khan Riaz J K - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus regarding the best option for the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. Treatment can be broadly classified as operative (open or percutaneous) or nonoperative (casting or functional bracing). Postoperative splinting can be performed with a rigid cast (proximal or distal to the knee) ...
Caramaschi Paola - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate by computerized digital thermometry (CDT) the effect of cyclic iloprost infusions on finger skin temperature (FST) in scleroderma patients. METHODS: Twenty-two scleroderma outpatients (one man, 21 women, mean age 54.2 years) underwent three computerized digital thermometries, the first one 3 days before a 5-day cycle of iloprost ...
Schilders Ernest - - 2006
Hamstring strains are common. They are usually treated conservatively, with good results. Thus far, the only subset of patients who have been considered for surgery are those with complete avulsions of the attachments. We describe a new clinical entity: partial rupture of the distal semitendinosus tendon; which has failed to ...
Manganotti P - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Spasticity is a disabling complication of stroke and different noninvasive treatments are used to reduce muscle hypertonia. Shock waves are defined as a sequence of single sonic pulses largely used in the treatment of diseases involving bone and tendon as well as muscular contractures. The effect and ...
Ingvar Jonas - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The best treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We assessed the outcome of nonoperative treatment in 196 consecutive individuals with an acute total Achilles tendon rupture who were followed until healing. The mean duration of treatment in cast or orthosis was 8 weeks. After ...
Roe Justin - - 2005
BACKGROUND: For arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, the most commonly used graft constructs are either the hamstring tendon or patellar tendon. Well-controlled, long-term studies are needed to determine the differences between the 2 materials. HYPOTHESIS: There is a difference between hamstring and patellar tendon grafts in the clinical results of ...
Greer Michelle A - - 2005
Avulsion of the triceps tendon is rare, and no previous report of a completed dynamic splinting rehabilitation plan was found in the literature. A case of a military member and power weightlifter who sustained a triceps tendon avulsion and repair is presented with a six-month follow-up. The rehabilitation program included ...
Chai S C - - 2005
This retrospective study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the modified regime for rehabilitation of Zone II flexor tendon injuries in Sibu Hospital. From January to December 2003, 8 patients with 15 injured digits were treated by using the combined method of dynamic traction and passive mobilization. According to Strickland's ...
Tasto James P - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of microtenotomy using a radiofrequency (RF) probe to treat chronic tendinosis of the common extensor tendon origins of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). TYPE OF STUDY: Prospective, nonrandomized consecutive case series. METHODS: The average age of the 13 patients was 48.3 +/- 5.5 years. ...
McKee Michael D - - 2005
Using a patient-oriented outcome questionnaire, in addition to standard outcome measures, we sought to determine the outcome of patients who had repair of a complete rupture of the distal biceps tendon via a single anterior incision technique with suture anchors. We identified 62 patients who were treated operatively by a ...
Culligan Patrick J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of extracorporeal magnetic innervation (ExMI) on pelvic muscle strength of primiparous patients. STUDY DESIGN: Primigravid patients were randomized to receive either active or sham ExMI postpartum treatments for 8 weeks. The main outcome measure was pelvic muscle strength measured ...
Richer Ross J - - 2005
PURPOSE: In patients with advanced chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) the ability of the thumb to abduct and perform functional opposition is impaired greatly, primarily because of denervation and paralysis of the abductor pollicis brevis muscle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of transfer of the ...
Walczyk Sebastian - - 2005
Background. Research conducted by many authors has indicated that if muscles are not re-innervated after radial nerve paralysis, it is necessary to perform a tendon transfer operation. The goal of our study was to evaluate the effectiveness of surgical and hand therapy procedures after tendon transfer in patients with irreversible ...
Cretnik Andrej - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Controversy regarding the optimal treatment of the fresh total Achilles tendon rupture remains. PURPOSE: To compare the results of percutaneous and open Achilles tendon repair. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: The results of 132 consecutive patients with acute complete Achilles tendon rupture who were operated ...
Larsen M - - 2005
There are few long-term follow-up reports concerning the treatment of thumb duplication. We reviewed the treatment of 19 of 74 patients treated at our institution between 1956 and 2002. The average follow-up was 22 (range, 7 years to 35 years) years. Satisfactory function was achieved in 18 thumbs and cosmesis ...
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