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Thumb Basal Joint Arthroplasty: Prospective Comparison of Perioperative Analgesia and Opioid Consumption.
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Results did not support the authors' hypothesis that peripheral nerve blocks are superior in terms of postoperative pain control and opioid consumption, and although there were advantages regarding opioid consumption and pain control with liposomal bupivacaine, these were limited to the first POD.
Fighting the “Opioid Epidemic”: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Double-Blinded Trial Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone After Hand Surgery
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The hypothesis is that there would be no difference in postoperative pain experience, pain control, adverse events, and pill consumption between the various analgesics.
Reliability of Metacarpal Subsidence Measurements after Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthroplasty.
TLDR
The trapezial space indexed to the capitate height method (novel) provides a simple and similarly reliable method for calculating the trapezia space ratio on a PA radiograph of the hand/wrist when other measurement techniques are unavailable and when the thumb metacarpal or proximal phalanx is not intact.
Controversies Surrounding the Management of the Isolated Type-II Radial-Head Fracture
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The impact of patient factors on clinical outcomes warrants further exploration, and future research may consider focusing on potential approaches to modifiable risk factors.
Mini C-Arm Fluoroscopy: Does Its Configuration Matter for Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon?
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The model’s hand received almost 1000 times more radiation exposure than all other anatomic sites with statistically greatest radiation exposure sustained in the horizontal position, and eye radiation exposure with the C-arm in the inverted position was also significantly greater.
Elevated Radiation Exposure Associated With Above Surface Flat Detector Mini C-Arm Use
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These findings suggest that the surgeon’s hands and eyes may incur greater radiation exposure compared with other body parts, during routine mini C-arm FSII utilization in its intended position above the operating table.
Biomechanical Comparison of Titanium Locking Fragment-Specific and Volar Locking Plates for AO B1 and B2 Fractures of the Distal Radius.
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For AO 23-B2 (dorsal rim) fractures, the dorsal LFS plates exhibited significantly less displacement and greater stiffness in axial loading than VLPs, and all constructs tested could be expected to withstand axial compressive forces typical of early postoperative rehabilitation.
Effects of Upper Extremity Elevation on Intra-Cast Pressure and Digital Perfusion in a Fiberglass Short-Arm Cast Model.
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It is shown that aggressive elevation of the injured limb may not be as desirable as previously believed and decreasing body mass index and forearm circumference correlated with increased skin surface pressure and decreased digital arterial pressure.