Abdullah E. Kattan

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BACKGROUND Restoration of function following flexor tendon repair in zone II represents a difficult clinical problem. Despite many publications on rehabilitation methods, there exists no consensus as to which method is superior. This study was undertaken to determine which flexor tendon rehabilitation protocol provides the best outcome after surgical repair(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that scarring is a primary reason for patient dissatisfaction with reduction mammaplasty. OBJECTIVES The authors prospectively evaluated patient preferences for the 3 most common breast reduction scar patterns: horizontal, vertical, and Wise. METHODS Sixty-six patients were recruited for the study before receiving their(More)
BACKGROUND Burn first aid awareness has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality. We present a report on the knowledge and practices of the Saudi population with regard to burn first aid and the application of traditional remedies. METHODS An internet-based survey was conducted to assess the public's knowledge on first aid practices and home remedies(More)
The brachial plexus is a complex anatomical network of nerves that mainly supplies the upper limb. A thorough understanding of the anatomy of this region provides the clinician with valuable clinical information that is crucial for evaluating and planning treatment for patients with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. We will highlight the anatomy of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Our literature review did not reveal any study on the results of triceps to deltoid nerve transfer done as a secondary procedure after an unsatisfactory primary intraplexus neurotization of the posterior division of the upper trunk. PRESENTATION OF CASES We report on three adults with C5-C6 brachial plexus injury who had an unsatisfactory(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Surgical site infections are the most common healthcare-associated infections. Appropriate surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP), which is an integral part of surgical site infection SSI prevention, is one of the major preventable risks to surgical patient safety. Several clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for SAP have(More)
METHODS This study compares two methods of administration of non-alkalinised lidocaine for carpal tunnel decompression in volunteers as well as in patients undergoing carpal tunnel release: The Gale subcutaneous injection technique and another subcutaneous injection technique known as the "advancing wheal" technique. The comparison was done in nine male(More)
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