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A retrospective study of 45 patients with symptoms of wrist pain and weakness with clinical evidence of instability is presented. These patients had normal intrinsic interosseous ligaments demonstrated arthrographically or surgically. They were followed for a minimum of 18 months and an average of 5.8 years. All patients demonstrated instability of the(More)
Fifteen patients with 16 perilunate dislocations that had been untreated for a minimum of 6 weeks after the injury were evaluated after subsequent treatment at a mean of 6.4 years. The median time from injury to definitive treatment was 17 weeks. Ten wrists had completely ligamentous injuries and six had fracture-dislocations. Treatment consisted of open(More)
From a review of 57 patients with flexion deformity of the fingers (camptodactyly), 21 patients with 38 digits treated operatively had 18% good or excellent results, whereas 14 patients (41 digits) treated conservatively had 66% good or excellent results. Mild deformities responded well to splints and stretching. Moderate deformities treated operatively(More)
Blood flow in vascularized bone transfers was evaluated in a canine model. Cortical bone blood flow was determined in undisturbed control bone, vascularized heterotopic bone transfers, and nonvascularized cortical bone grafts by means of the radionuclide-labeled microsphere technique. Four animals were studied at 2 days, three at 1 week, eight at 2 weeks,(More)
Previous reports in the literature have suggested that the viability of a thrombosed vascularized bone transfer is similar to that of a conventional bone graft. Our clinical impression, however, has been that this is not the case. The viability of thrombosed vascularized bone grafts was compared with that of conventional nonvascularized grafts in a canine(More)
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