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A review of 36 avulsions of the flexor profundus tendon insertion in athletes seen during the past 5 years showed the injury to be most common in the ring finger. The injury was classified into three types depending upon (1) the presence or absence of a bony fragment on roentgenograms, (2) the level to which the tendon retracted, and (3) the status of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the impact of isometric contraction of anterior cervical muscles on cervical lordosis. METHODS 29 volunteers were randomly assigned to an anterior head translation (n=15) or anterior head flexion (n=14) group. Resting neutral lateral cervical x-rays were compared to x-rays of sustained isometric contraction of the(More)
Two cases of irreducible trans-scaphoid perilunate dislocation are described. In each case there was soft tissue interposition between the proximal and distal elements of the fracture-dislocation and this prevented capitolunate and scaphoid reduction. The dorsal capsule was impaled on the distal scaphoid fragment in one case, and a flap of dorsal capsule(More)
Solid bony union with full range of painless motion is accomplished by correct early diagnosis, adequate reduction, stable fixation, prevention of edema, and institution of early motion programs. The degree of bony injury and involvement of multiple tissues will dictate the type of fixation and length of immobilization. Restoration of a stable skeleton with(More)
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