26. Discrete Pathophysiology is Uncommon in Patients with Nonspecific Arm Pain

Joost Kortlever; Stein Janssen; Jeroen Molleman; Michiel Hageman; David Ring

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 213-219

Abstract
    Background: Nonspecific symptoms are common in all areas of medicine. Patients and caregivers can be frustrated when an illness cannot be reduced to a discrete pathophysiological process that corresponds with the symptoms. We therefore asked the following questions: 1) Which demographic factors ...  Read More

27. Sleep Disturbance and Upper-Extremity Disability

Rinne Peters; Mariano Menendez; Jos Mellema; David Ring; Ana-Maria Vranceanu

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 35-40

Abstract
    Background: Although upper-extremity disability correlates with psychosocial aspects of illness the association with sleep disturbance in upper extremity disability is less certain. To evaluate whether sleep disturbance is associated with upper-extremity disability among patients with upper extremity ...  Read More

28. Factors Associated with Operative Treatment of De Quervain Tendinopathy

Amir Reza Kachooei; Sjoerd P.F.T Nota; . Mariano Esteban Menendez; George S.M. Dyer; David Ring

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 198-203

Abstract
  Background:  Geographic and doctor-to-doctor variations in care are a focus of quality and safety efforts in medicine. This study addresses factors associated with variation in the rate of operative treatment of de Quervain tendinopathy.   Methods: We used a database including all patient ...  Read More

29. Radial Head Prosthesis Removal:a Retrospective Case Series of 14 Patients

Valentin Neuhaus; Dimitrios C. Christoforou; Amir Reza Kachooei; Jesse B. Jupiter; David C. Ring; Chaitanya S. Mudgal

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 88-93

Abstract
  Background:  The purpose of this study was to report the preoperative complaints and postoperative outcome of patients after removal of the radial head prosthesis.   Methods:  This is a retrospective review of 14 adult patients (6 females and 8 males) from 2007 ...  Read More

30. A Pitfall in Fixation of Distal Humeral Fractures with Pre-Contoured Locking Compression Plate

Prakash Jayakumar; David Ring

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 130-133

Abstract
  Anatomically precontoured locking plates are intended to facilitate the fixation of articular fractures and particularly those associated with osteoporosis. Fractures of the distal humerus are relatively uncommon injuries where operative intervention can be exceptionally challenging. The distal humeral ...  Read More

31. Surgical Procedures of the Elbow: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Observational Study in the United States

Ahmet Kinaci; Valentin Neuhaus; David Ring

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 13-18

Abstract
  Background:  Elbow surgery is shared by several subspecialties. We were curious about the most common elbow surgeries and their corresponding diagnoses in the United States.   Methods:  We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) and the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery ...  Read More

32. Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath

Jan Paul Briët; Stéphanie J.E. Becker; Thijs C.H. Oosterhoff; David Ring

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 19-21

Abstract
  Background:  Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath (GCTTS) is often thought of as a volar finger mass. We hypothesized that GCTTS are equally common on the dorsal and volar aspects of the hand. In addition, we hypothesized that there are no factors associated with the location (volar versus dorsal) ...  Read More

33. Small Finger Metacarpal Shaft Wedged between Ring and Small Metacarpal Bases: a Report of 2 Cases

Frans J Mulder; Mariano E Menendez; David Ring

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 258-259

Abstract
  We present two patients with a displaced fracture of the small finger metacarpal base, where the shaft of the small finger metacarpal was wedged between the bases of the ring and small finger metacarpals. The striking appearance on radiographs led to initial recommendations for surgery, but both patients ...  Read More

34. Predictors of Missed Research Appointments in a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Stéphanie J.E. Becker; Thierry G Guitton; David Ring

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 192-198

Abstract
  Background:  The primary aim of this study was to determine predictors of missed research appointments in a prospective  andomized placebo injection-controlled trial with evaluations 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 months after enrollment.   Methods:  This study represents a secondary use ...  Read More

35. Progression of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome According to Electrodiagnostic Testing in Nonoperatively Treated Patients

Mark van Suchtelen; Stephanie Becker; Jillian S Gruber; David Ring

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 185-191

Abstract
  Background:  This study tested the null hypothesis that nonoperatively treated patients would not show disease progression of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) over time according to median nerve distal motor latency (DML) on two electrodiagnostic tests.   Methods:  This retrospective ...  Read More

36. In-Hospital Outcomes after Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Hip Arthroplasty for Isolated Femoral Neck Fractures

Timothy Voskuijl; Valentin Neuhaus; Ahmet Kinaci; Mark Vrahas; David Ring

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 151-156

Abstract
    Background:    Previous studies suggest total hip arthroplasty may have some benefits compared to hemi-arthroplasty for displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures in patients more than 60 years of age. The primary research question of our study was whether in-hospital adverse ...  Read More