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Robotics has spread over many surgical fields over the last decade: orthopaedic, cardiovascular, urologic, gynaecologic surgery and various other types of surgery. There are five different types of robots: passive, semiactive and active robots, telemanipulators and simulators. Hand surgery is at a crossroad between orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and(More)
Regardless of the treatment used, 25 to 45% of scaphoid fractures do not heal. Open surgery compromises vascularization and destabilizes ligament attachments. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the value of retrograde percutaneous screw fixation of Alnot stage IIA and IIB scaphoid non-union in Schernberg zones 2 to 4. This series included 38(More)
Telesurgery is frequently used in cardiac, urologic, gynaecologic or digestive surgery. Significant advances are due to this technology: reduction of the operative time, safety and precision of the surgical gesture, reduction of bleeding and more comfort for the surgeon. However, no telesurgical experiment has been reported yet in microsurgery with 10-0(More)
The treatment of choice for first metacarpal base fractures is surgical. Open fixation is stable but causes tendinous adhesions. Percutaneous fixation is minimally invasive but is often followed by secondary displacement. Herein, we describe an alternative approach that combines advantages of both techniques through increasing stability of the Iselin(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility of limb replantations and transplantations by telesurgery. The material consisted in a large white pig and two surgical robots (DaVinciS telemanipulators). The procedure consisted in a trans-humeral cross-section of the left thoracic limb, which was secondarily replanted. Results showed good vascular(More)
Curettage and bone grafting are used traditionally to treat benign bone tumours of the hand. Some authors are proposing minimally invasive treatment using endoscopy. Our purpose is to standardise this technique based on a study of the number and locations of entry points. This is a report on three benign metacarpal bone tumours treated with three different(More)
Since the development of microsurgery in the 1960s, the prognosis of peripheral nerve lesions has greatly improved. However this new technique's evolution has remained limited by human factors, in particular by physiological tremor. Telesurgery, a technique used in other surgical fields, was developed in the 1990s. This study assesses the feasibility of(More)
In France, we count 1,400,000 hand injuries per year. Only 20% are taken care by hand surgeons. In these 20% many of injuries can be healed by non specific centres. Among the 80% remaining injuries, many of complex injuries should be taken care by specialised centres. It is advisable to get a specialised point of view despite the distance. The purpose of(More)
Fifteen cases of nasosinusal inverted papilloma treated in our department from 1994 to 2000 are reported. The most frequent initial symptom was unilateral nasal obstruction. Some others symptoms were rhinorrea, facial pain and self limited epistaxis. The most frequent surgical procedure performed was the paralateral rhinotomy with medial maxillectomy. The(More)
Diagnosing rupture of the radial collateral ligament (RCL) of the finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints is difficult. The aim of this cadaver study was to validate a rotational test for the MCP after RCL transection. With the MCP and proximal interphalangeal joints in flexion, rotation along the axis of the proximal phalanx was applied through an extended(More)