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This study investigated the correlation between nerve conduction study and ultrasonographic findings for assessment of the usefulness of ultrasonography in determining carpal tunnel syndrome severity. Hands of adults with carpal tunnel syndrome were assessed using ultrasound and nerve conduction studies and grouped according to median nerve cross-sectional(More)
The pedicled latissimus dorsi flap was used for the reconstruction of finger function in 12 patients with severely disabled hands. The fascial origin of the muscle was sutured directly to finger flexors in 6 patients, and to extensors in the other 6 patients in the forearm without severing the neurovascular pedicle. Voluntary contraction of the muscle was(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the cutoff value for distal motor latency (DML) at which sensory nerve action potentials (SNAPs) are absent in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. METHOD We examined 157 hands in 129 patients with CTS retrospectively. We classified the patients according to whether SNAPs were successfully obtained. Group A consisted of hands with(More)
Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid, or Preiser disease, is a rare condition. Both the etiology and the pathology are still not well understood. We here present 2 cases with this disease and discuss the recommended treatment according to the stage of disease progression and by reference to previous studies in the literature. Similar to Kienböck(More)
A new immunosuppressant, FTY720, was applied to limb allotransplants and its effectiveness was investigated. Using inbred rats, for which the major histocompatibility complexes were completely mismatched, 31 limb transplantations were performed and FTY720 was administered at a dose of 1.5 or 3 mg per kilogram per day for 10 days postoperatively. Rejection(More)
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