Hand publication Hand Clinics

Considerations in the Management of Upper Extremity Spasticity

Spasticity is a movement disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone and a hyperexcitable stretch reflex. ...

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Hand publication The Journal of Hand Surgery

Biomechanical Properties of Nitinol Staples: Effects of Troughing, Effective Leg Length, and 2-Staple Constructs

This study supports that nitinol staples do not have to be placed bicortically to achieve adequate compression; placing staples 2 mm short of the far cortex has the same compr...

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Hand publication Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Major Complications After Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 970 cases

Distal biceps repair is associated with a 7.5% major complication rate and 4.5% reoperation rate. The use of a 2-incision technique for repair increases the risk of radioulnar ...

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Hand publication Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Management of Upper Extremities in Tetraplegia: Current Concepts

Although approximately 65% to 75% of individuals with tetraplegia would benefit from upper extremity surgery that could make many of their activities of daily living more spont...

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Hand publication The Journal of Hand Surgery

Current Concepts in Upper-Extremity Amputation

Advances in motor vehicle safety, trauma care, combat body armor, and cancer treatment have enhanced the life expectancy and functional expectations of patients with upper-extremit...

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