Joseph Edward Kutz

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Allogeneic hand transplantation is now a clinical reality. While results have been encouraging, acute rejection rates are higher than in their solid-organ counterparts. In contrast, chronic rejections, as defined by vasculopathy and/or fibrosis and atrophy of skin and other tissues, as well as antibody mediated rejection, have not been reported in a(More)
Nine vascularized autogenous whole joint transfers were employed in the reconstruction of traumatized joints of six male patients ages 6 to 38 years. The proximal interphalangeal joint was involved in four patients, the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint in two, and the small finger MP joint in one. In five patients, the donor joint came from the foot,(More)
A 40-year-old man sustained a circumferential crush injury to his right forearm. Four months after injury, he experienced the onset of numbness and tingling in the distribution of the median nerve after exercise. Elevated compartment pressures of the palmar forearm and slowing of median nerve conduction after exercise suggested chronic exertional(More)
A study was made of the results of immediate repair and controlled mobilization in 156 severed flexor tendons in 68 patients occuring over an 18-month period. Eight patients with 16 tendon injuries could not be followed. Results were obtained from examinations done 6 weeks to 18 months (mean, 5.3 months) after repair. Thirty-one of the 60 patients were less(More)
Release or excision of the first extensor compartment is a commonly performed surgical procedure to treat de Quervain's disease. This technique can potentially cause palmar subluxation of the extensor tendons. The abductor pollicis longus (APL) tendon has multiple slips which can be used as a resource for tendon transfer without loss of function. The(More)
An analysis of nine replantations of completely amputated lower limbs is presented in this paper. Four cases were successful, including two at the level of the distal third of the tibia, one through the midfoot, and one at the proximal third of the tibia. The latter case involved the replantation of the shortened limb followed by a Syme's amputation of the(More)