1. Reoperation Rate and Indication for Reoperation after Free Functional Muscle Transfers in Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury

Pichitchai Atthakomol; Sezai Ozkan; Kyle R. Eberlin; Neal Chen; Jonathan Winograd; Sang-Gil Lee

Volume 8, Issue 3 , May 2020, , Pages 368-372

Abstract
  plexus injury. Few studies report the rate of revision surgeries following free functional muscle transfers. We examinedthe reoperation rate and indication for reoperation after primary reconstruction of upper extremity function with a freegracilis transfer after brachial plexus injury.Methods: From ...  Read More

Elbow
2. The Prevalence of Calcifications at the Origin of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Increases with Age

Matthew Tarabochia; Stein Janssen; Paul T. Ogink; David Ring; Neal C. Chen

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 21-26

Abstract
  Background: Enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin [eECRB] is a common idiopathic, noninflammatorydisease of middle age that is characterized by excess glycosaminoglycan production and frequentlyassociated with radiographic calcification of its origin. The purpose of our study was ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
3. Do Patient Preferences Influence Surgeon Recommendations for Treatment?

Lisanne J. H. Smits; Suzanne C. Wilkens; David Ring; Thierry G. Guitton; Neal C. Chen

Volume 7, Issue 2 , March and April 2019, , Pages 118-135

Abstract
  Background: When the best treatment option is uncertain, a patient’s preference based on personal values should bethe source of most variation in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Unexplained surgeon-to-surgeon variation intreatment for hand and upper extremity conditions suggests that ...  Read More

Shoulder
4. The “July Effect” on Shoulder Arthroplasty: Are Complication Rates Higher at the Beginning of the Academic Year?

Daniel Tobert; Mariano Menendez; David C. Ring; Neal C. Chen

Volume 6, Issue 4 , July 2018, , Pages 277-281

Abstract
  Background: The ”July effect” is a colloquialism asserting an increased rate of errors at the start of the academicyear in teaching hospitals. This retrospective population-based study evaluated for the presence of the July effect inperforming shoulder arthroplasty.Methods: Using the Nationwide ...  Read More

5. Predictors of Upper-Extremity Physical Function in Older Adults

Hugo H. Hermanussen; Mariano E. Menendez; Neal C. Chen; David Ring; Ana-Maria Vranceanu

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 359-365

Abstract
    Background: Little is known about the influence of habitual participation in physical exercise and diet on upper-extremity physical function in older adults. To assess the relationship of general physical exercise and diet to upper-extremity physical function and pain intensity in older adults. ...  Read More