Hand
1. The Prevalence of Unanticipated Hamate Hook Abnormalities in Computed Tomography Scans: A Retrospective Study

Silke A. Spit; Stéphanie J.E. Becker; Michiel G.J.S. Hageman; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 3 , May 2017, , Pages 133-138

Abstract
   Background:It is possible that some hamate hook fractures are not diagnosed or treated, thereby affecting the study of their natural history. Study of the prevalence of incidental hamate hook fractures, nonunions, and other abnormalities on computed tomography (CT) ordered for another reason could ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
2. Patient Complaints Emphasize Non-Technical Aspects of Care at a Tertiary Referral Hospital

John King; Pim Van Dijk; Celeste Overbeek; Michiel Hageman; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, , Pages 74-81

Abstract
  Background:Patient concerns represent opportunities for improvement in orthopaedic care. Thisstudy’s objectiveis to identify the nature and prevalence of unsolicited patient complaints regarding orthopaedic care ata tertiary referral hospital. The primary null hypothesis that there are no demographic ...  Read More

3. Assessment of Decisional Conflict about the Treatment of Trigger Finger, Comparing Patients and Physicians

Michiel G.J.S. Hageman; Anne Caroline Döring; Silke A. Spit; Thierry G. Guitton; David Ring; Science Of Variation group

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 353-358

Abstract
    Background: As an early step in the development of a decision aid for idiopathic trigger finger (TF) we were interested in the level of decisional conflict experienced by patients and hand surgeons. This study tested the null hypothesis that there is no difference in decisional conflict between ...  Read More

4. 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

5. Assessing Practitioners’ and Patients’ Needs Regarding Shared Decision-Making and Decision Aids

Michiel Hageman; Jeroen Bossen; Valentin Neuhaus; Chaitanya Mudgal; David Ring; Science Variation Group

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 150-155

Abstract
         Background: As part of the process of developing a decision aid for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) according to the Ottawa Decision Support Framework, we were interested in the level of ‘decisional conflict’ of hand surgeons and patients with CTS. This study addresses ...  Read More