Fluoroquinolone use associated with increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome
Fluoroquinolone use was linked with an increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome, according to researchers in Canada.
Etanercept seen as effective against bone marrow lesions in patients with hand OA
LAS VEGAS — Etanercept was effective for the inhibition of bone marrow lesions in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, according to a presenter here at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress.
Excising portion of extensor carpi radialis brevis showed no benefit for chronic tennis elbow
Surgery that excises a portion of the extensor carpi radialis brevis, referred to as the Nirschl technique, provided no significant benefit to patients with chronic tennis elbow, according to a placebo-controlled study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day.
Hand that sees offers new hope to amputees
A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led by biomedical engineers at Newcastle University, UK, and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the bionic hand […]
Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?
Baseball marks the end of winter and the start of spring, and we as a nation delight in watching not only the pros but also our kids play this great game. Unfortunately, we sports medicine doctors are seeing an increase in injuries to the throwing arm in youngsters, and many of these require surgery.
Rates of Complications and Secondary Surgeries After In Situ Cubital Tunnel Release Compared With Ulnar Nerve Transposition: A Retrospective Review
The short-term complication rates of cubital tunnel surgery are low (3.2%), but higher for patients with chronic kidney disease. The secondary surgery rate after cubital tunnel surgery was 5.7% overall, but higher for patients with prior elbow trauma and for patients undergoing ulnar nerve transposition.
Nerve Transfer Versus Nerve Graft for Reconstruction of High Ulnar Nerve Injuries
Nerve transfer is favored over nerve grafting in managing high ulnar nerve injuries because of better improvement of motor power and better restoration of grip functions of the hand.
Manual therapy, surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome had similar functional improvements
Women treated for carpal tunnel syndrome with either manual therapy or surgery experienced similar effectiveness in improving self-reported function, symptom severity and pinch-tip grip force, according to results.
Dorsal spanning plates showed 100% union rate, aided anatomic reduction of complex distal radius fractures
Patients can have good radiograph results when a variety of dorsal spanning plates were placed through an open approach to treat complex distal radius fractures, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Furthermore, performing the procedure open allowed surgeons to approach an anatomic reduction and visualize the joint line […]
Distal Humeral Hemiarthroplasty Versus Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Acute Distal Humeral Fractures
For acute distal humeral fractures not amenable to open reduction and internal fixation, total elbow arthroplasty has become an established alternative. However, lifelong activity restrictions designed to prevent early mechanical failure make this a poor option for some patients. This has led to a renewed interest in distal humeral hemiarthroplasty. Using modern implants and techniques, […]