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PURPOSE Arthralgia is an adverse class effect of aromatase inhibitors (AIs). To date, its exact mechanism remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in clinical rheumatologic features and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of hands and wrists in AI and tamoxifen users. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a prospective single-center(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common disorder that arises secondary to mutations in the tumor suppressor gene NF1. Glomus tumors are small, benign but painful tumors that originate from the glomus body, a thermoregulatory shunt concentrated in the fingers and toes. We report 11 individuals with NF1 who harbored 20 glomus tumors of the fingers and 1 in(More)
Previously published reports have shown good results after proximal row carpectomy in all cases that had a postoperative immobilisation period from 1 to 4 weeks. Immobilisation is thought to be necessary because of the risk of postoperative subluxation of the carpus and for pain relief. There is, however, no evidence of its value. The results in 13 patients(More)
Greig cephalopolysyndactyly (GCPS) (OMIM 175700) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by a distinct combination of craniofacial, hand and foot malformations. In this report, clinical and radiological findings of 12 patients with GCPS derived from 4 independent families and 3 sporadic cases with documented GLI3 mutations are presented with(More)
This study was set up to test our hypothesis that using the Jamar dynamometer a voluntary submaximal effort has a greater variability compared to a real maximal effort, especially when there is a long interval between different measurements. We tested 32 volunteers without a history of upper limb injury or operation in our hospital, with an interval of four(More)
Prosthetic replacement of the proximal interphalangeal joints is an operative treatment for osteoarhtritis, to preserve the range of motion and the function of the hand. The purpose of this study is to detect the differences regarding pain and function between a silicone implant using a volar approach and a resurfacing implant, placed through a dorsal(More)
Twenty eight patients with advanced carpal collapse (20 with scapho-lunate advanced collapse [SLAC] and 8 with scaphoid-nonunion advanced collapse [SNAC]) who were treated with a four-corner arthrodesis were reviewed; 23 had a good or excellent outcome. The mean DASH score was 41. The flexion/extension arc decreased from 72 degrees to 52 degrees. Gripping(More)
A prospective survey was conducted to evaluate the outcome of the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for posttraumatic wrist disorders. Eighty four patients were treated, all with posttraumatic disorders of the distal radioulnar joint, 73 as an isolated procedure, 11 in combination with another wrist procedure. There was significant pain decrease and high patient(More)