Joseph J Thoder

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Subcutaneous rupture of the peroneus longus tendon occurring through a fracture of the os peroneum sesamoid in the foot, confirmed at surgery, is a rare injury, possibly with only one previously reported case. In the present case, the patient fell from a curb with the foot and ankle in supination; to prevent the fall, the patient forcibly everted the foot(More)
Profound deficiencies occur in the intrinsic minus hand with loss of the interossei, thenar, hypothenar, and adductor pollicis muscles. The purpose of this study was to define the load-generating deficiencies of grip and pinch after simulated low median and/or low ulnar nerve lesions. Twenty-one healthy volunteers underwent median and ulnar nerve blocks at(More)
PURPOSE This study presents the preliminary experience of using an intramedullary nail for fixation of primarily extra-articular fractures and "simple" intra-articular fractures of the distal radius in 10 patients. This article will review the surgical technique, indications, and complications. METHODS Ten patients (average age 55) with AO Type A and C(More)
Diaphyseal fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges are common injuries that can lead to impairment of hand function. The fracture pattern and soft-tissue injury vary with the mechanism of injury. The imbalance of the flexor and extensor forces created by displaced fractures will often produce a secondary angulatory deformity. Nonoperative treatment is(More)
De quervain disease, or stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist, is a common wrist pathology. Pain results from resisted gliding of the abductor pollicis longus and the extensor pollicis brevis tendons in the fibro-osseus canal. de Quervain tenosynovitis of the wrist is more common in women than men. Diagnosis may be made on(More)
Residual limb shortening is common after obstetric brachial plexus palsy. The exact limb-length discrepancy remains undetermined, and the purpose of this paper is to determine the resultant discrepancy. Twenty-two skeletally immature patients with obstetric brachial plexus palsies were examined. Radiographs of both the involved and uninvolved humerii and(More)
Twenty-six patients with scaphoid fractures were treated with internal fixation using a cannulated differential pitch compression screw. Sixteen patients underwent a dorsal approach (group 1) 10 patients a volar approach (group 2). Average time from injury to surgery was 6.6 months (range: 0.3-19 months) for group 1 and 8.3 months (range: 0.3-24 months) for(More)
Fourteen children representing 19 cases of radial clubhand had centralization of the carpus on the distal ulna during an 18-year period. Age at the time of the initial surgery averaged 3.2 years (range, 0.7-8.1 years) and the follow-up periods averaged 6.5 years (range, 1.5-22.2 years). There were 16 type IV radial and 3 type III clubhands. Preoperative,(More)