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The results of extension block Kirschner wire fixation for the treatment of mallet fractures of the distal phalanx were retrospectively assessed in 65 consecutive patients. The indications for this technique were the presence of a large bone fragment, and palmar subluxation or the loss of joint congruity of the distal interphalangeal joint. Using the Wehbé(More)
Basal joint arthritis of the thumb is usually seen in females beginning from the fourth and fifth decades. In the last two decades, arthroscopic techniques have brought new chances of diagnosis and treatment for this condition. In this paper, the authors describe the indications and their experience concerning arthroscopic hemitrapezectomy and tendon(More)
Isolated scaphotrapeziotrapezoid osteoarthritis is rare but can cause weakness and wrist pain. We present the results of a pilot study of interposition arthoplasty with a scaphoid trapezium pyrocarbon implant (STPI) by an open and arthroscopic approach for this problem. We performed this procedure in 10 hands in eight patients, all women, with a mean age of(More)
Kienböck's disease is known for its difficulty in being diagnosed and treated at early stages; option treatments are few and most of them quite aggressive. The author describes his experience with arthroscopic assisted lunate bone grafting. Three patients with diagnosis of stage I avascular necrosis of the lunate (average age: 45 years), were treated.(More)
The main complaint of the patients after an open trigger finger release is a discomfort at the incision site. In this prospective study, we compared the two consecutive groups of patients with trigger fingers. One was treated by an open approach and the other by the endoscopic release of the A1 pulley. Pre- and post-operative evaluation at seven, 30 and 90(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is still today the most common nerve entrapment syndrome at the level of the upper extremity. When surgery is indicated, the surgical treatment of choice is the opening of the retinaculum. The authors describe their experience on 12,702 carpal tunnel decompressions, by the endoscopic procedure in a period of 14 years, outlining(More)
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm is an unusual disease not commonly found in the daily practice of a hand surgeon. This condition is quite rare in the general population but occurs more frequently among musicians and athletes, with the highest incidence found in professional motorcycle drivers. It is mainly because of a critical(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm is an uncommon condition, occurring in some populations such as athletes. The standard surgical treatment for professional athletes who cannot avoid trigger activity is an open forearm fasciotomy, which may require a long recovery time. The aim of this study is to present a new endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND The rehabilitation after wrist surgery is extremely important. An instructed therapy in hospital is widely practiced. However, a dependent aging society and rush life style in younger generation have precluded patients to access to the frequent formal therapy. With the advancement in telecommunication technology, we have invented an application(More)
A 6-year-old boy with an isolated fracture of the capitate was presented. First radiograghs at our clinic revealed an oblique fracture with a displacement of 5 mm on the lateral view, which we successfully treated with immobilization. When complete union was recognized in the radiographs, the capitate had a deformity consisting of a large prominence on the(More)