Ioannis C Zouzias

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The elbow is a complex joint consisting of 3 separate but important articulations: the ulnohumeral, radiohumeral, and proximal radioulnar joints. The elbow assists in positioning the hand in space through 2 important motions, flexion-extension and pronation-supination. Although the elbow is not a weightbearing joint, it is subjected to significant loads,(More)
Pitchers are prone to elbow injuries because of high and repetitive valgus stresses on the elbow. The anterior bundle of the medial ulnar collateral ligament (MCL) of the elbow is the primary restraint and is often attenuated with time, leading to functional incompetence and ultimate failure. Pitchers with a history of medial elbow pain, reduced velocity,(More)
Basal joint arthritis leads to thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) hyperextension that may prevent physiologic pinch. Various techniques have been used to address this hyperextension, but most are technically challenging, time-consuming, and not supported by long-term follow-up results. Furthermore, few groups have reported subjective, patient-based outcomes(More)
Advanced stages of basal joint arthritis are sometimes characterized by an adduction deformity of the first metacarpal and a hyperextension deformity of the unstable metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint. Stabilizing the MCP joint in these patients is critical to ensure a pain-free repair and efficient pinch mechanism. This study presents the anatomic basis for a(More)
The isoelastic ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene tension band may be considered an alternative to stainless steel wire for tension band fixation of olecranon fractures. In this article, we present our technique using this isoelastic tension band and describe the outcomes of 7 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of closed,(More)
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