Catherine Curtin

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PURPOSE Collagenase has been investigated in phase II and phase III clinical trials for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease. The purpose of this study is to report 8-year follow-up results in a subset of patients who had collagenase injection for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. METHODS Twenty-three patients who participated in the phase II(More)
UNLABELLED The study of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in humans is complicated by inhomogeneities in available study cohorts. We hoped to characterize early CRPS-like features in patients undergoing hand surgery. Forty-three patients were recruited from a hand surgery clinic that had elective surgeries followed by cast immobilization. On the day of(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a systematic review of the literature to summarize the available data on reconstructive surgeries involving pinch reconstruction and elbow extension restoration in people with tetraplegia. METHODS English-language and French-language articles and abstracts published between 1966 and February 2007, identified through MEDLINE and EMBASE(More)
PURPOSE To assess the rates and associated diagnoses of readmissions for patients having received an intervention for treatment of distal radius fracture. METHODS We analyzed patient discharges from 2005-2011 for California, Florida, and New York. We used Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data sets: (1) State Inpatient Database, (2) State(More)
The authors present a series of 16 unstable phalangeal fractures (13 patients) treated by open reduction and internal fixation using the eight-hole titanium miniplate system from Synthes (Paoli, PA). Thirteen fractures were finger fractures whereas three were thumb fractures. Most fractures (n = 15) were crush injuries with concomitant soft tissue trauma.(More)
Improving quality of health care is a global priority. Before quality benchmarks are established, we first must understand rates of adverse events (AEs). This project assessed risk-adjusted rates of inpatient AEs for soft tissue reconstructive procedures.Patients receiving soft tissue reconstructive procedures from 2005 to 2010 were extracted from the(More)
PURPOSE The decision to proceed with digital replantation in the elderly can be challenging. In addition to success of the replanted part, perioperative morbidity and mortality must be considered. The purpose of this study was to compare adverse events in patients less than 65 years of age compared with those 65 years and older after digital replantation.(More)
PURPOSE Upper extremity reconstruction for people with tetraplegia can improve upper-limb function substantially and enhance independence; however, these surgical procedures rarely are performed. This study attempted to identify barriers preventing appropriate candidates from receiving these procedures. METHODS A questionnaire was mailed to a national(More)
PURPOSE People with tetraplegia face substantial physical and financial hardships. Although upper extremity reconstruction has been advocated for people with tetraplegia, these procedures are markedly underused in the United States. Population-based preference evaluation of upper extremity reconstruction is important to quantify the value of these(More)