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1. Medicare Compensation Rates for Hand and Shoulder/ Elbow Surgery by Operative Time: A Comparative Analysis

Suresh K. Nayar; Samir Sabharwal; Keith T. Aziz; Umasuthan Srikumaran; Aviram M. Giladi; Dawn M. LaPorte

Volume 8, Issue 2 , March 2020, , Pages 173-183

Abstract
  Background: There is a high demand for shoulder/elbow experience among hand-fellowship trainees due to theperception that this exposure will improve their professional “marketability” in a subspecialty they perceive as havinghigher compensation.Methods: Using Medicare data, we investigated ...  Read More

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2. Morphometric Assessment of the Residual Width of the Distal Hamate Articular Surface after Graft Harvest for Hemi-hamate Arthroplasty

Ludovico Lucenti; Kevin F. Lutsky; Lauren Banner; Zachary Lazev; Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 70-74

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  Background: The hemi-hamate arthroplasty (HHA) can restore joint congruity and stability in chronic fracturedislocationsof the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ). Purpose of this study was to compare the width of the distalhamate articular surface (DHAS) to the width of the base of the middle phalanges ...  Read More

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3. Glomus Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential in Thumb: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Keivan Rahbari; Mahmoud Farzan; Hana Saffar; Amir R. Farhoud

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 117-120

Abstract
  Malignant transformation of glomus tumor is exceedingly rare and most common reported in lower extremity and abdominal viscera. We could find only 6 previous case report of malignant glomus tumor in the hand. Although large and deeply located glomus tumors are considered to be malignant, evidence ...  Read More

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4. Avascular Necrosis of the Scaphoid Preiser Disease

Femke M.A.P. Claessen; Ilse Schol; Gregory P. Kolovich; David Ring

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 94-98

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  No consensus regarding optimal treatment or etiology of Preiser disease exists. We described the epidemiology,classification and treatment characteristics of 18 patients with Preiser disease. Patients with changes related to previoustrauma, and without radiographs were excluded. Based on the radiographs ...  Read More

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5. Effect of Kinesio Taping on Pain, Range of Motion, Hand Strength, and Functional Abilities in Patients with Hand Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial

Majid Farhadian; Zahra Morovati; Alireza Shamsoddini

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, , Pages 551-560

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  Background: Osteoarthritis is one of the most prevalent joint diseases in older adults. Since hands play a key role indaily activities, their impairment causes disability and reduction of independency. The present study aimed to investigatethe effect of using Kinesio tape on pain, range of motion (ROM), ...  Read More

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6. An Evaluation of Digital Imaging Studies in an Outpatient Orthopedic Setting

Kevin Lutsky; Charles Leinberry; Greg Gallant; Robert Takei; Moody Kwok; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , May 2019, , Pages 235-238

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  Background: Distribution of radiographic images in the outpatient setting on compact discs-recordable (CD-R) iscommonplace. Opening, manipulating and interpreting these can be challenging. This study evaluated the availabilityand ease of use of CD-R to evaluate digital images in an outpatient orthopedic ...  Read More

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7. Comparison of Custom-made Versus Prefabricated Thumb Splinting for Carpometacarpal Arthrosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Aslan Baradaran; Ashkan Baradaran; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Amir R. Kachooei; Michael Rivlin; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 6, Issue 6 , November 2018, , Pages 478-485

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  Background: The goal of this study was to compare the two types of orthoses, prefabricated soft splints versus shortthermoplastic custom-made splints, that are the most commonly used for the management of first carpometacarpal(CMC) osteoarthritis (OA).Methods: We conducted a meta-analysis and systematic ...  Read More

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8. The Best Option in Treatment of Modified Mason Type III Radial Head Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Versus Radial Head Excision

Ahmadreza Zarifian; Hassan Rahimi Shoorin; Mohammad Hallaj Moghaddam; Meysam Fathi Vavsari; Mohammad Gharedaghi; Ali Moradi

Volume 6, Issue 5 , September 2018, , Pages 365-370

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  Background: Radial head fractures commonly occur during elbow traumas. Among those, treatment of Mason type IIIfractures is still under controversy. Common treatment methods for these fractures include open reduction and internalfixation (ORIF) as well as radial head excision. In this study, we compared ...  Read More

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9. The Stabilising Effect of the Anterior Oblique Ligament to Prevent Directional Subluxation at the Trapeziometacarpal Joint of the Thumb: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Study

Mark R. McCann; Philippa A. Rust; Robert Wallace

Volume 6, Issue 2 , March 2018, , Pages 105-111

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  Background: The trapeziometacarpal joint (TMCJ) is inherently unstable, relying on ligament restraint to preventsubluxation. Subluxation of the thumb in a dorsoradial direction is often observed in clinical practice, either after acuteligament injury or more commonly with osteoarthritis (OA). This subluxation ...  Read More

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10. Topiramate-induced Neuropathy Mimicking Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case Report

Jigar S. Gandhi; Michael Rivlin

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 78-81

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  Carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition in which median nerve compression results in paresthesias and pain in thewrist and hand. We are going to report a rare case of topiramate-induced neuropathy which clinically resembles CTS.Discontinuation of topiramate resulted in spontaneous resolution of numbness, ...  Read More

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11. Translation and Validation of the Persian Version the Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire

Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani; Ali Moradi; Ali Birjandinejad; Ehsan Vahedi; Amir Reza Kachooei; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 71-77

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  Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is recognized as the most common type of neuropathies. Questionnairesare the method of choice for evaluating patients with CTS. Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (BCTS) is one of the mostfamous questionnaires that evaluate the functional and symptomatic aspects of ...  Read More

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12. Economic Analysis of Bisphosphonate Use after Distal Radius Fracture for Prevention of Hip Fracture

Suneel B. Bhat; Asif M. Ilyas

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, , Pages 380-383

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  Background: Osteoporosis is a common condition among the elderly population, and is associated with an increased risk of fracture. One of the most common fragility fractures involve the distal radius, and are associated with risk of subsequent fragility fracture. Early treatment with bisphosphonates ...  Read More

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13. Dupuytren’s Disease: Predicting Factors and Associated Conditions. A Single Center Questionnaire-Based CaseControl Study

Ilaria Morelli; Gianfranco Fraschini; Arianna E. Banfi

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, , Pages 384-393

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  Background: Conflicting studies link several conditions and risk factors to Dupuytren’s disease (DD). A questionnaire-based case-control study was set to investigate associated conditions and clinical features of DD in a sample of Italian patients. The main purpose was the identification of predicting ...  Read More

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14. Interobserver Variability of Radiographic Assessment using a Mobile Messaging Application as a Teleconsultation Tool

Sezai Ozkan; Jos J. Mellema; David Ring; Neal C. Chen

Volume 5, Issue 5 , September 2017, , Pages 308-314

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  Background: To examine whether interobserver reliability, decision-making, and confidence in decision-making in thetreatment of distal radius fractures changes if radiographs are viewed on a messenger application on a mobile phonecompared to a standard DICOM viewer.Methods: Radiographs of distal radius ...  Read More

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15. Unusual Complete Isolated Scaphoid Dislocation, Report of a Case

Efstathios G. Ballas; Konstantinos Raptis; Ioannis P. Stathopoulos; Nikolaos A. Stavropoulos; Sarantis-Petros G. Spyridonos

Volume 5, Issue 5 , September 2017, , Pages 332-336

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  Isolated scaphoid dislocations are extremely rare injuries and are commonly associated with significant ligamentousdisruptions. A dorsiflexion-supination force upon the hand is considered as the most common mechanism of injury.Different treatment options have been proposed for the management of this ...  Read More

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16. Persistent Medial Subluxation of the Ulna with Radiotrochlear Articulation

Amir R. Kachooei; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 264-269

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  Two patients-one with a terrible triad fracture dislocation and one with an anterior olecranon fracture dislocation—weretreated for maltracking of the elbow (medial subluxation). The radial head articulated with the lateral trochlea while theulnar trochlear notch was perched over the medial trochlea. ...  Read More

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17. Questionable Word Choice in Scientific Writing in Orthopedic Surgery

Casey M. O`Connor; Mariano E. Menendez; Kevin Hughes; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 231-234

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  Background: Given the strong influence of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors on musculoskeletal symptoms andlimitations it’s important that both scientific and lay writing use the most positive, hopeful, and adaptive words andconcepts consistent with medical evidence. The use of words that might ...  Read More

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18. Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation

Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani; Ali Moradi; Ehsan Vahedi; Sayyed Hadi Sayyed Hoseinian; Zohreh Jahani; Maedeh Rahmani; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 243-250

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  Background: The patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score is one of the most common clinical instruments usedas an outcome measurement tool for distal radius fractures and other upper extremity conditions. The purpose of thisstudy was to translate the PRWE into its Persian version and to evaluate its ...  Read More

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19. An Assessment of Online Reviews of Hand Surgeons

William Kirpatrick; Jack Abboudi; Nayoung Kim; Juana Medina; Mitchell Maltenfort; Daniel Seigerman; Kevin Lutksy; Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Volume 5, Issue 3 , May 2017, , Pages 139-144

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   Background: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the number of reviews and scores for active members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in popular physician rating websites (Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com). Methods: A total of 433 ASSH active members were searched in two ...  Read More

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20. 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

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   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

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21. Nail Psoriasis Triggered by the Reconstruction of Syndactyly

Ahmadreza Afshar; Ali tabrizi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , May 2017, , Pages 193-195

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    Koebner phenomenon is observed in a number of inflammatory skin diseases. Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases associated with Koebner phenomenon. Nail psoriasis may be developed independently from inflammatory arthritis and skin psoriasis. This study reports on the reconstruction ...  Read More

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22. Qualitative Evaluation of Digital Hand X-rays is Not a Reliable Method to Assess Bone Mineral Density

AndrewJ. Miller; Christopher Jones; Frederick Liss; Jack Abboudi; William Kirkpatrick; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 10-13

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  Object: The gold standard for evaluating bone mineral density is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA).  Prior studies have shown poor reliability using analog wrist X-rays in diagnosing osteoporosis. Our goal was to investigate if there was improved diagnostic value to visual assessment of digital ...  Read More

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23. Inter-observer agreement between 2-dimensional CT versus 3-dimensional I-Space model in the Diagnosis of Occult Scaphoid Fractures

Tessa Drijkoningen; Robert Knotter; Frank J. Beeres; Emile G. Coerkamp; Anton H.J. Koning; Steven J. Rhemrev

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 343-347

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    Background: The I-Space is a radiological imaging system in which Computed Tomography (CT)-scans can be evaluated as a three dimensional hologram. The aim of this study is to analyze the value of virtual reality (I-Space) in diagnosing acute occult scaphoid fractures.   Methods: A convenient ...  Read More