To compare the collagen structure of the shoulder joint with that of other joints, the collagen of shoulder, elbow, and hip joints was examined electron microscopically, electrophoretically, and by its response to mechanical stress. Collagen Types I, III, and V were common to joint capsules. Electron microscopy of shoulder and elbow joint capsules did not… (More)
Relief of symptoms can be achieved following surgery for growth hormone (GH)-secreting adenomas, as well as after pharmacological therapy with somatostatin analogs. Recently, long-acting somatostatin analog depot formulations, octreotide LAR and lanreotide SR have become available. Somatostatin analogs control GH/insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 excess,… (More)
Two cases of isolated paralysis of the nerve to flexor pollicis longus are described, both of which recovered after division of constricting fibrous bands. Anatomical considerations and treatment are described.