Eric Vanderhooft

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Sixteen patients were evaluated retrospectively following grafting of an upper extremity peripheral nerve injury. In addition to the standard subjective muscle grading, the force of reinnervated muscle groups was quantitatively measured using force transducers, and reported relative to the contralateral side. Patients recovered a median motor grade of M3,(More)
Fractures of the hip following seizure are uncommon but may have devastating consequences if allowed to go unrecognized. The presence of groin pain suggests hip pathology, but the ability to ambulate does not necessarily rule out fracture. Sprains around joints are common; hip sprains are not. Given the powerful contractions that occur with convulsions,(More)
In the early half of this century, nerve grafting was not thought to be a viable option in the management of nerve injuries. With modern techniques, patients now can expect useful recovery of sensory and motor function following nerve grafting of peripheral nerves. By providing standardized and quantifiable data, investigators may combine their clinical(More)
Fourteen consecutive patients who had sural nerve grafts to reconstruct the sciatic or peroneal nerve were retrospectively evaluated to determine the functional return of reinnervation. A standardized functional evaluation to assess motor and sensory return of the injured compared with the contralateral side was employed as a means of normalizing the data.(More)
Nine patients were evaluated following nerve grafting of segmental injuries to the peroneal or sciatic nerve. Using a device that quantitated ankle dorsiflexion strength, the average return in strength was 11% recovery of the contralateral leg (correlating to motor grade M2). Four patients had a functional degree of motor recovery (grade M3 or M4), which(More)
Twenty cadaveric fingers and five thumbs were injected through a midaxial approach, a palmar approach superficial to the flexor tendon, and a palmar approach deep to the tendon, to assess the ability of these approaches to infiltrate the flexor tendon sheath successfully. With care to observe proper positioning of the needle, we were able to achieve(More)
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