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Wrist Arthrodesis

– Indications: – painful or unstable wrist joint w/ advanced destruction due to OA, RA, post traumatic arthritis, SLAC wrist, spastic flexion contracture, degenerative scaphoid non-union, unsuccessful wrist arthroplasty, and Keinbock’s dz; – this procedure is more beneficial for young, active pts or middle aged pts, but not for elderly pts; – PreOp Considerations: – in … Read more

Wrist Arthrography

– Discussion:     – arthrography may be used in diagnosis of carpal instability because it is technically easy & is only minimally invasive;     – normally there should be no communication between the radiocarpal, mid-carpal, and distal radial-ulnar joints;     – it is noteworthy that in normal wrists there may be communications … Read more

Work Up for Scaphoid Frx

– History and Exam:     – fracture of the scaphoid is suspected w/ fall on an outstretched hand;     – snuff box tenderness (see clinical differential diagnosis:)            – scaphoid impaction syndrome     – tenderness to palpation over scaphoid tuberosity and/or proximal pole just distal to Lister’s tubercle; … Read more

Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopaedics – Journal Watch

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Long-Term Results of Treatment of Fractures of the Medial Humeral Epicondyle in Children Operative Treatment of Interdigital Neuroma. A Long-Term Follow-up Study The Effects of Tibial Rotation on Posterior Translation in Knees in Which the Posterior Cruciate Ligament Has Been Cut Patellar Resurfacing in Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Prospective, … Read more

Hand

– see wrist menu Amputation of the Finger and Hand Bennett’s Fracture Blood Supply to the Wrist Boutonnere Injuries Bouvier’s Test Burns of the hand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cerebral Palsy Claw Hand Clenched Fist Injuries Congenital Deformities of the Hands Compartment Syndromes of the Hand and Forearm CMC Arthritis DeQuervain’s Disease Digit Reimplantation Distal Phalangeal … Read more

Watson test

– Discussion:     – this manuever helps diagnose SLD but the test is not specific for SLD, because it may reposition entire proximal carpal row if row, rather than the scaphoid;     – manipulation of scaphoid by examiner may reproduce pt’s sensation of instability or even cause subluxation of proximal pole of the scaphoid;     … Read more

Vitamin-D Deficient Rickets

– See: Rickets: – Discussion:     – this is the classic form of the disease;     – it usually results from a deficiency in dietary intake of vitamin D, often coupled with inadequate exposure to sunlight;     – reduced vitamin-D intake causes a diminution in the absorption of calcium from the GI … Read more