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Lee Young-Keun - - 2007
Trigger finger is a common disease particularly in the middle aged women. A very rare case in which an adult man had 10 trigger fingers was experienced. He was treated with local steroid injections in both thumbs, but trigger finger disease has been aggravated in every digit of both hands. ...
Gray Katherine V - - 2007
PURPOSE: Although hematoma and distraction arthroplasty has been found to be successful in the treatment of thumb basal joint arthritis in the short term, questions about its efficacy in the long term have been raised. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the results of this procedure in ...
Schepull Thorsten - - 2007
BACKGROUND: There are presently few methods described for in vivo monitoring of the mechanics of healing human tendon ruptures, and no methods for prediction of clinical outcome. We tested if Roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA) can be used to follow the restoration of mechanical properties during healing of ruptured Achilles tendons, ...
Pegoli L - - 2007
Basal joint arthritis of the thumb is usually seen in females beginning from the fourth and fifth decades. In the last two decades, arthroscopic techniques have brought new chances of diagnosis and treatment for this condition. In this paper, the authors describe the indications and their experience concerning arthroscopic hemitrapezectomy ...
Sirotakova Maria - - 2007
PURPOSE: Surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint aims to achieve complete pain relief with restoration of thumb strength and stability. The aim of this study was to introduce a variation of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) sling arthroplasty and to determine its efficacy in comparison with other ...
Lapidus Lasse J - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Prophylaxis against thromboembolic complications has become routine after major orthopedic surgery. In contrast, it remains an issue for debate whether prophylaxis after minor surgery and immobilization is necessary, even though these treatments are well-known risk factors for deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). The objective of this study was to evaluate the ...
Hall K - - 2007
Physiotherapy is a well established part of the rehabilitation of peripheral nerve paralysis. The aim of this type of treatment is to re-establish arbitrary functions by improving the patients' active and passive mobility as well as their strength and stamina. IMF-Therapy (Intention controlled Myo-Feedback) is an innovative method in the ...
Metz Roderik - - 2007
We present the design of an open randomized multi-centre study on surgical versus conservative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. The study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of conservative treatment in reducing complications when treating acute Achilles tendon rupture. At least 72 patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture will ...
Willberg Lotta - - 2007
Sclerosing injections targeting the area with neovessels and nerves on the dorsal side of the patellar tendon has been demonstrated as giving promising clinical results in patients with chronic painful Jumper's knee-patellar tendinosis (PT). However, a mean number of three treatments with 6-8 weeks in between were needed for a ...
Seki M - - 2006
We studied 21 patients with a spontaneous palsy of the anterior interosseous nerve. There were 11 men and 10 women with a mean age at onset of 39 years (17 to 65). Pain around the elbow or another region (forearm, shoulder, upper arm, systemic arthralgia) was present in 17 patients ...
Burnett R S J - - 2006
Extensor mechanism disruption in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) occurs infrequently but often requires surgical intervention. We compared two cohorts undergoing extensor mechanism allograft reconstruction and presumed both types of extensor mechanism allograft reconstruction will be successful but for different indications and forms of extensor failure. Nineteen consecutive patients with extensor ...
Cizmar Igor - - 2006
AIM: The aim of the work is to objectify the functional effectiveness of these operations and their influence on the quality of life of handicapped patients. METHOD: The authors evaluate the results of reconstructive surgery restoring hand grip in a group of 15 tetraplegic patients (3 women and 12 men) ...
Scott Allison C - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of split posterior tibial tendon transfers in patients with spastic cerebral palsy to determine whether the use of preoperative dynamic electromyography was predictive of surgical success. The study is a consecutive case series of 25 children with spastic hemiplegia who ...
Jabłecki Jerzy - - 2006
Background. Primary reconstruction of flexor tendons lesions resulting from serious hand mutilations is not always possible. This causes problems in the rehabilitation of finger joints that are unable to perform active flexion. There is no generally accepted approach to such cases. The authors used a dynamic splinting regimen to treat ...
McShane John M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Chronic tendinosis of the common extensor tendon of the lateral elbow can be a difficult problem to treat. We report our experience with sonographically guided percutaneous needle tenotomy to relieve pain and improve function in patients with this condition. METHODS: We performed sonographically guided percutaneous needle tenotomy on 58 ...
Schwab Joseph H - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Patellar complications following endoprosthetic reconstruction can occur as a result of anatomic, physiologic, and surgical reasons. Patellar impingement on tibial polyethylene is a complication of distal femoral replacement, and it is frequently related to inaccurate restoration of the joint line and to soft-tissue contracture. The purpose of our study ...
Niiler Timothy A - - 2007
Cerebral palsy (CP) patients exhibit a wide range of functional responses to specific surgical interventions. The variability associated with surgical outcomes within this patient population precipitates the need to determine the functional effects in advance of the surgery. Pilot studies have indicated that the application of statistical models towards predicting ...
Kangas Jarmo - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A few prospective controlled trials comparing early functional rehabilitation after Achilles tendon repair and non-operative immobilization have been reported. HYPOTHESES: There is no difference in Achilles tendon elongation between early motion and immobilization after Achilles tendon repair. Tendon elongation does not correlate with the clinical outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized ...
von Delius Stefan - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin-induced neurotoxicity is a growing, relevant clinical problem. In this study we evaluated the efficacy and safety of carbamazepine for prevention of oxaliplatin-associated neuropathy in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. METHODS: Chemotherapeutic treatment consisted of oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) given biweekly and weekly folinic acid 500 mg/m(2) followed by a ...
Lind Bengt - - 2006
The short-term results after treatment with sclerosing polidocanol injections have been shown to be good in patients with chronic painful mid-portion Achilles tendinosis. This study aimed to evaluate the longer-term effects on tendon thickness, structure and vascularity, patient satisfaction with treatment, and pain during tendon loading activity. Ultrasonography (US) + ...
Costa Matthew L - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term results of tendon lengthening surgery for the treatment of chronic Achilles tendon pain. The results of 21 procedures in 18 patients were assessed. Each patient had an open Z-plasty to lengthen the Achilles tendon by 1 cm. Results showed a ...
Strauss Eric J - - 2007
PURPOSE: To retrospectively review the clinical outcome and incidence of post-operative complications after open end-to-end repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. METHODS: Seventy consecutive patients (74 open Achilles tendon repairs) operated on between 1989 and 2002 were identified for inclusion in this investigation. The medical records were reviewed and patients ...
Petterson Stephanie - - 2006
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. BACKGROUND: Long-term deficits in quadriceps femoris muscle strength and impaired muscle activation are common among individuals with total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Failure to address strength-related impairments results in poor surgical and functional outcomes, which may accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis in other lower extremity joints. The ...
Wapner Keith L - - 2006
Long-term followup (over 5 years) of staged reconstruction for chronic ruptures of both peroneal tendons using a Hunter rod and the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon is presented. Seven patients with chronic ruptures of both peroneal tendons who had at least two previous surgeries that failed were treated with excision ...
Chan T K - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the functional outcome of the hand following flexor tendon repair at 'no man's land' using 2 strands of a modified Kessler core suture and combined controlled motion rehabilitation protocol. METHODS: Records of 31 zone-2 flexor tendon injuries in 21 digits of 16 patients between July 2000 and ...
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 - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fascicular neurotomy has long-lasting effects on spasticity. DESIGN: We present 4 clinical cases and a critical analysis of the literature. PATIENTS: 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 ...
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 ...
Suchak Amar A - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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