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The Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a standardized measure which captures the patients' own perspective of their upper extremity health status. Based on the scores of the DASH modules: symptoms, function and sport, this follow-up study of 590 hand-injured subjects from 11 diagnostic groups evaluated impairments and disabilities(More)
INTRODUCTION Hernias through the triangle of Petit (TP) are uncommon. The anatomy of the TP is known to be variable, yet quantitative data are scant. MATERIALS AND METHODS The triangle was observed in 80 adult cadavers and its dimensions and surface area were measured. RESULTS On the basis of surface area we classified the triangles into four types.(More)
Emotional distress as well as psychosocial resources in 55 patients with burn injuries was assessed during acute and follow-up treatment. Results showed significantly greater values of emotional distress among patients when compared with norms of the general population. As well as higher levels of general psychopathology, particularly prevalent were(More)
PURPOSE The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a standardized outcome measure that captures upper-extremity disability from the perspective of the patient and is used to study clinical outcomes in musculoskeletal disorders. To constitute a frame of reference for clinical values it is important for clinicians to be able to(More)
This retrospective study examines the use and advantages/disadvantages of glycerol preserved human allograft skin in our burn care facility between February 1997 and December 1999. Three hundred and twenty patients were included into the study, 85 of whom were treated with human cadaver skin. The usage of allograft slightly increased the number of operative(More)
INTRODUCTION Morquio A is classically described as a skeletal dysplasia, but the impact of the abnormalities on the upper limb has not been described. AIM The aim of our study is to assess the level of subjective and objective functions of the hand and upper limb in Morquio A patients in order to advance understanding as this may change future management(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal involvement in Morquio A syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA; MPS IVA) contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality. While the spinal manifestations of the disorder have received considerable attention in the literature, there have been few reported studies to date to guide the management of the orthopedic problems(More)
Scoring systems currently used to evaluate functional disabilities in upper extremity conditions frequently combine so-called "objective" parameters such as grip strength and range of motion with "subjective" parameters such as pain. Since its introduction, the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire has proven useful in the pre- and(More)
Functional disabilities of the upper extremities have a considerable social and economic impact so that interest was aroused in developing a valid and reliable instrument suitable for international use. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire is a self-report measure recording functional limitations in the upper extremity. A German(More)
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a patient-oriented, hand rehabilitation programme compared to a standard programme regarding functional outcomes, return to work, patient satisfaction and costs. Patients were recruited in two consecutive cohorts. One cohort received the standard treatment programme (n = 75) and the other a programme based on(More)