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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of outcomes of fingertip revision amputation for fingertip amputation injuries in the English-language literature to provide best evidence of functional outcomes. METHODS A MEDLINE literature search was performed to identify studies that met the following criteria: (1) reported primary(More)
BACKGROUND Breast reconstruction after mastectomy has been shown to provide substantial clinical and psychosocial benefits for many patients; however, disparities in the use of immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction persist. Using the unique dataset from the New York State Inpatient Database, the following developments were studied: (1) trends in(More)
Distal radius fractures are one of the most common types of fractures. Although the pediatric and elderly populations are at greatest risk for this injury, distal radius fractures still have a significant impact on the health and well-being of young adults. Data from the past 40 years have documented a trend toward an overall increase in the prevalence of(More)
The Maintenance of Certification module series is designed to help the clinician structure his or her study in specific areas appropriate to his or her clinical practice. This article is prepared to accompany practice-based assessment of preoperative assessment, anesthesia, surgical treatment plan, perioperative management, and outcomes. In this format, the(More)
PURPOSE Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fracture experienced by elderly individuals. In 2005, 16% of DRFs in the Medicare population were being treated with internal fixation, up from 3% in 1997. This shift in treatment strategy can have substantial financial impact on Medicare and the health care system in general. The specific(More)
Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy as a risk factor for having a child with cleft lip/palate has been suggested by several epidemiologic studies. However, most of these studies contained small sample sizes, and a clear association between these two factors could not be established. The U.S. Natality database from 1996 and a case-control study(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the English literature on replantation of distal digital amputations to provide the best evidence of survival rates and functional outcomes. METHODS A MEDLINE search using "digit," "finger," "thumb," and "replantation" as keywords and limited to humans and English-language articles(More)
Primary repair of a high ulnar nerve injury results in a uniformly poor outcome as a result of the great distance between the site of injury and the innervated muscles. In this study the authors present two cases of high ulnar nerve injuries in adults. Reconstruction was performed using the distal branch of the anterior interosseous nerve, which was(More)