Brian T Fitzgerald

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Tophaceous gout in the hand and wrist often presents de novo as the first sign of the disease process in the elderly. Tophaceous material may present in a liquid, pasty, or chalky/granular state. Treatment may be as simple as aspirating the liquid or squeezing out pasty tophaceous material. Other nonsurgical treatment options include lifestyle and dietary(More)
Some surgical treatment options of painful basal joint arthritis do not require complex arthroplasty or suspensionplasty techniques. Simple trapeziectomy with temporary pinning of a slightly overdistracted thumb metacarpal can provide reliable pain relief, good motion, and functional stability. Recent literature supports alternative options when compared(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report on the results of submuscular ulnar nerve transposition (SMUNT) for treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome in a young, active duty, military population. METHODS Twenty patients (20 extremities) were evaluated retrospectively a minimum of 12 months after surgery. Outcome analyses were performed using the(More)
The purpose of this study is to report on our experience with thermal capsulorrhaphy in the treatment of multidirectional instability of the shoulder. Thirty-three consecutive patients (33 shoulders) with multidirectional instability were treated with arthroscopic thermal capsulorrhaphy. Twelve patients had a history of traumatic dislocation. Three patients(More)
We report a case of delayed rupture of the flexor digitorum superficialis and profundus tendons after the use of local corticosteroid injections for trigger finger. The treatment involved the exploration, debridement, and placement of a silicone rod for planned flexor digitorum profundus staged reconstruction.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate for ulnar nerve instability following incrementally widened in situ decompression. A standard release of the ulnar nerve was performed in 16 cadaveric elbows, extending from 7cm distal to the medial epicondyle, and then released proximally for a total of 10 cm in 2-cm increments. Eight of the 16 elbows (50%)(More)
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