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Contemporary trends in management of the upper limb in tetraplegia: a multinational perspective.
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PMID:  18456121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 2007 Meeting on Upper Limb in Tetraplegia in Philadelphia provided an opportunity to explore individual and regional differences in surgeons' preferences in tetraplegic upper limb reconstruction. Reports were heard from New Zealand, Canada, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Most presenters attempted to gather data from across their regions. Each reporter made a sincere effort to identify the spectrum of the quality of the data, as well as the opportunities for regional progress. Completeness of reports varied, depending on sophistication of the available data collection agencies. Notwithstanding limitations and omissions, the commonalities and differences revealed in those reports were enlightening and provide opportunities for fruitful study. This article represents a compilation of presentations on regional trends by invited participants.
Albert A Weiss
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand clinics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0749-0712     ISO Abbreviation:  Hand Clin     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510415     Medline TA:  Hand Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-60, v     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Physician's Practice Patterns / trends*
Quadriplegia / epidemiology,  therapy*
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications
Upper Extremity*

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