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The paper presents the translation of a new measurement tool, the DASH Questionnaire. The DASH (Disability of Arm--Shoulder--Hand) is an outcomes data collection instrument which has been developed by the "American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons", the Council of the "Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies", and the "Institute for Work and Health", in order to(More)
The popularity of the sural artery flap has increased markedly throughout the years, and favorable results are reported almost uniformly. Previous publications have mainly presented results of small groups and of predominantly younger patients with posttraumatic defects, or they have reported technical modifications of the sural artery flap. The authors(More)
The Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a standardized measure which captures the patients' own perspective of their upper extremity health status. Based on the scores of the DASH modules: symptoms, function and sport, this follow-up study of 590 hand-injured subjects from 11 diagnostic groups evaluated impairments and disabilities(More)
Coverage of exposed functional structures such as tendons, bones, vessels, or nerves at the dorsal and palmar surface of the hand requires thin, supple tissue to provide adequate range of motion and a satisfying aesthetic result. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the functional and aesthetic results after coverage of the hand with free(More)
Der Fragebogen “Disability of Arm,Shoulder, Hand” (DASH),Version 2.0 (1997),erfasst die subjektiven Wahrnehmungen der Patienten bezüglich ihrer Gesundheit.Dieses Instrument wurde von der American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS),dem Council of Musculoskeletal Speciality Societies und dem Institute for Work and Health,Toronto,entwickelt. Anhand von 78(More)
Tissue of amputated or nonsalvageable limbs may be used for reconstruction of complex defects resulting from tumor and trauma. This is the "spare parts" concept. By definition, fillet flaps are axial-pattern flaps that can function as composite-tissue transfers. They can be used as pedicled or free flaps and are a beneficial reconstruction strategy for(More)
The objective of this study was to validate a new method of transcardiopulmonary thermodilution for assessment of cardiac index (CI), stroke volume index (SVI), systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) and additional parameters such as intrathoracic blood volume index and extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) by comparison with conventional pulmonary(More)
Vascular diseases and/or sequelae of various systemic diseases are frequently associated with therapy-resistant soft tissue lesions in the lower extremity. Neurovascular pedicled island flaps without the need for the sacrifice of major vessels offer the possibility to save the lower limb from amputation. The long pedicle allows for a wide, tension-free arc(More)
Thirty-six patients with stage II or III SNAC and SLAC wrists were treated by midcarpal arthrodesis and complete scaphoid excision. When assessed at a mean follow-up of 25 months, pain was significantly reduced both under resting and stress conditions. The active range of motion was 54% of the contralateral wrist and grip strength was 65% of the(More)
Plastic surgical therapy of mutilating hand injuries represents a multifaceted task to the hand surgeon, where considerations about indication, timing, and structure of the soft tissue coverage play a major role in reconstruction. The concept of early primary reconstruction (including emergency procedures) and fast rehabilitation not only demands thoughtful(More)