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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 ...
Groth Gail N - - 2005
The rehabilitation of persons with repaired lacerations of their finger flexor tendons requires a precise therapeutic approach. But optimal therapy is often difficult to ascertain, given the plethora of postoperative regimens published in the scientific literature. The purpose of the survey was to describe current and historical practice patterns of ...
Coskunfirat O Koray - - 2005
The authors reviewed their results with simultaneous double second toe transfer for reconstruction of adjacent fingers. From January of 1984 to January of 2003, simultaneous double second toe transfer was performed for reconstruction of adjacent fingers in 140 patients (48 before wound closure, 92 after). Functional thumbs were present in ...
Kriegs-Au Gabriele - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Trapezial excision with ligament reconstruction and trapezial excision with ligament reconstruction combined with tendon interposition have proven to be highly effective techniques for treating primary osteoarthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint. To determine whether tendon interposition and proximal migration of the thumb metacarpal affect the objective and subjective outcomes, ...
McQueen Fiona - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evidence of tendinopathy in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could be used to predict the course of tendon involvement in later disease and specifically the risk of tendon rupture. METHODS: The occurrence, pattern, and progression of tendinopathy were studied prospectively over 6 years ...
Alfredson Håkan - - 2005
Local injections of the sclerosing substance Polidocanol has been demonstrated to give good clinical results in a pilot study on patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy. In this study, 20 consecutive patients (9 men and 11 women, mean age 50 years) with chronic painful mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy were randomised to injection ...
Ultee J - - 2005
The main objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the long-term functional outcome in patients treated for Volkmann's ischemic contracture. In this study, functional outcome (measured as mobility, grip strength, and sensibility) and arm length difference after treatment of Volkmann's ischemic contracture were analyzed and discussed. Twenty-five patients treated ...
Wong Margaret Wan Nar - - 2005
Elderly patients with symptomatic Achilles tendinopathy who develop insertional ruptures develop are at risk of persistent pain and poor functional outcome. Extensive debridement of the tendinopathy creates a defect that adds to the difficulty of Achilles insertional rupture repair. Complete excision of the tendinopathy segment was proposed to minimize persistent ...
Mowlavi Arian - - 2005
The authors present the first prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing postoperative dynamic versus static splinting outcomes of patients following extensor tendon repair. Patients who incurred simple and complete lacerations of their extensor tendons in zones V and VI were enrolled into the study and underwent either static splinting (n = ...
Atzei Andrea - - 2005
This study reports on the long-term functional outcomes of a homogeneous series of 10 cases of successful replantation of an avulsed proximal forearm and its acceptance on the part of patients. After a minimum follow-up of 3 years (average, 4.7 years), muscular and sensory recovery was evaluated with the Medical ...
Forsberg Anette - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive description of impairment in patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in Sweden during the first 2 years after disease onset. METHODS: In this prospective multi-centre study, 42 patients, mean age 52 years, were evaluated at 2 weeks, 2 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. ...
Garabito Agustin - - 2005
Fifty-four consecutive acute Achilles tendon ruptures were treated with end-to-end suture augmented with gastrocnemius fascial flaps. Surgery was performed within 24 h. Mean patient age was 35 (23-57) years, and 46 were men. Mean follow-up time was 4.8 (2-8) years. At follow-up, the mean visual analogue scale for pain was ...
Hallam Peter - - 2004
The purpose of this study was to report the results of anatomic repair for chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures by use of a semitendinosus autograft with the Endobutton. All 9 patients were satisfied with their outcome (mean, 8.0 on a visual analog scale ranging from 1-10) and were able to ...
Davis Tim R C - - 2004
PURPOSE: To investigate whether palmaris longus interposition or flexor carpi radialis ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition improved the outcome of excision of the trapezium for the treatment of painful osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint. METHODS: 183 thumbs with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis were randomized for treatment by either simple trapeziectomy, trapeziectomy with ...
Kraus Ralf - - 2004
Although calcification of the Achilles tendon has been described by several authors, a detailed evaluation of its frequency and effects on clinical outcome has not been reported. The purposes of this work were to determine the frequency of calcifications in the Achilles tendon after open repair and their effects on ...
Bennett William F - - 2004
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate arthroscopic repair in patients who had lesions of both the subscapularis insertion/medial head of the coracohumeral ligament and the lateral head of the coracohumeral ligament and supraspinatus tendon (a type 5 biceps subluxation/instability classification), and to determine if primary repair of ...
Barbier Olivier - - 2004
We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the functional status of patients surgically treated by trapeziectomy with intermetacarpal tendon stabilisation. Pain relief, the height of the trapezial cavity, hand impairment, and manual ability were measured in a group of 18 patients at a mean of 2.3 years after surgery. Complete ...
Bruggeman Nicholas B - - 2004
Operative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures has the risk of wound complications. The purpose of this study is to determine the risk ratio for specific risk factors associated with wound related complications in patients with operatively treated Achilles tendon ruptures. Between 1978 and 2001, 167 open Achilles tendon repairs were ...
Roos Ewa M - - 2004
Achilles tendinopathy is common and treatment with eccentric exercises seems promising. We designed a prospective randomized clinical trial to test the hypothesis that eccentric calf muscle exercises reduce pain and improve function in patients with Achilles tendinopathy. Forty-four patients were recruited from primary care (mean age: 45 years; 23 women; ...
Pigozzi F - - 2004
AIM: The goal of this prospective randomized study was to compare the isokinetic recovery of thigh strength after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction by using patellar or quadriceps tendon as graft at the 6th month follow-up. METHODS: The authors evaluated 48 patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using patellar tendon ...
Wenzl M E - - 2004
From January 1986 to November 1999, 35 patients with 36 traumatic ruptures of the quadriceps tendon, all without medical risk factors, were treated (33 men, 2 women; mean age 55 years). Thirty patients were operated within 14 days after trauma. With an average follow up of 55.4 months (7-168) 29 ...
Purdam C R - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: This non-randomised pilot study investigated the effect of eccentric quadriceps training on 17 patients (22 tendons) with painful chronic patellar tendinopathy. METHODS: Two different eccentric exercise regimens were used by subjects with a long duration of pain with activity (more than six months). (a) Nine consecutive patients (10 tendons; ...
Martinez Angel Antonio - - 2004
Twelve patients with fracture of the distal radius were treated by open reduction and internal fixation with titanium minifragment plates. There were 8 women and 3 men, with a mean age of 42 years. The mean follow-up was 18 months. According to the score of Gartland and Werley, 11 patients ...
Isogai N - - 2004
Cold intolerance frequently occurs after successful digital revascularization and replantation. A series of 11 patients with cold intolerance 6 to 24 months after digital revascularization/replantation were treated daily for 2 weeks with beraprost, a stable prostacyclin analogue. That pain was reduced in 9 of 11 cases after treatment and digital ...
Healy Claragh - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Tendon repair and subsequent immobilization is frequently complicated by postoperative stiffness secondary to inflammation and peritendinous adhesions. Thermal preconditioning is known to reduce inflammation by inducing formation of cytoprotective heat shock proteins. This study evaluates the role of thermal preconditioning following complete division and repair of the Achilles tendon, ...
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