Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa

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Displaced distal femoral fractures in elderly patients benefit from surgical fixation. We describe the use of a retrograde femoral nail to treat these fractures. The implant has a special condyle screw and nut that allows for manual compression of the fracture when there is an additional inter-condylar split. We present our results when using this implant(More)
PURPOSE The surgical correction of chronic flexion contractures of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints is quite challenging because the extensive soft-tissue surgery needed is demanding, and the results often are discouraging. Gradual joint distraction recently was shown to be effective in the correction of PIP joint contractures. We performed this(More)
We present the outcome of the treatment of chronic post-traumatic contractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint by gradual distraction correction using an external fixator. A total of 30 consecutive patients with a mean age of 34 years (17 to 54) had distraction for a mean of 16 days (10 to 22). The fixator was removed after a mean of 29 days (16 to(More)
Chronic flexion contracture of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint presents a common yet challenging problem to hand surgeons. Over the years, multiple treatment modalities have been described for this problem, producing limited results. Nonoperative treatment using serial casting and splints should be tried before attempting open surgical release,(More)
We present the outcome of treatment of eight chronic neglected dorsal fracture dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint treated with a single-stage ligamentous distraction using the Penning mini-external fixator and a closed reduction. The distraction correction and 2 to 3 mm over distraction was performed acutely at the time of operation in all(More)
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