Michael V Birman

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This study aimed to determine whether osteochondral allograft plugs from the humeral head are a good topographic match to recipient sites on the femoral condyle. If so, the donor pool for allograft osteochondral transplantation to the knee may increase. Simulated osteochondral grafts of 1-cm, 1.5-cm, and 2-cm diameters were taken from the surface map of the(More)
Scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) instability is the most common form of carpal instability. There is a lack of consensus among hand surgeons as to the appropriate treatment of various stages. This article reviews the background and results of thermal treatment of predynamic instability of the SLIL. Case examples are discussed as well as a series of(More)
BACKGROUND Ossifying lipomas, characterized by their independence of bony connection to the skeleton, are extremely rare benign neoplasms. They have primarily been described in adults older than 50 years of age and occur in the head and neck region. The etiology is unknown. Excision is the preferred treatment. The objective of this study is to report the(More)
A potentially devastating sequela of brachial artery injury in the setting of upper extremity trauma is the development of compartment syndrome (CS). We performed a retrospective review of 139 trauma patients with brachial artery injury from 1985-2001. Objective characteristics of each case were extracted and analyzed using multivariate logistic regression.(More)
Pilomatrixoma is a benign neoplasm derived from hair follicle matrix cells. Involvement of the upper extremities is relatively uncommon and can be mistaken for malignancy. We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with a pilomatrixoma of the forearm, and we review the literature regarding pilomatrixomas in the upper extremity.
BACKGROUND The brachial artery is the most common vascular injury encountered in upper extremity trauma. If not treated promptly, it can result in compartment syndrome (CS) and long-term disability. Here, we report an institutional experience of traumatic brachial artery injuries and establish risk factors for the development of upper extremity CS in this(More)
Factitious disorders of the upper extremity can manifest in many different forms; therefore, it is critical to recognize warning signs in the history and examination indicating that the patient may be creating the symptoms and physical manifestations of the presenting illness. These disorders present in such predictable patterns as lymphedema, Secretan(More)