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An isolated compression neuropathy of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve is described in a woman who presented with a small tender mass over the anterior aspect of her distal forearm and complete numbness over the thenar eminence. Surgical exploration revealed thickening of the palmar cutaneous nerve as it passed upwards through the(More)
Patients with end-stage renal disease, undergoing hemodialysis, have been shown to have an increased prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome. From mid-1981 through 1986, 21 patients undergoing hemodialysis were operated on for 33 cases of clinically diagnosed entrapment of the median and/or ulnar nerves, including 14 extremities with functioning vascular(More)
Digital pulley reconstruction with a synthetic material, PTFE membrane, was compared with suture repair of the native A3 pulley at the time of tenorrhaphy in the chicken model. The surgically treated foot was immobilized in flexion for either 28 or 35 days and then allowed full ambulation for periods of up to 42 days postoperatively. At sacrifice digits(More)
An unusual problem, a soft-tissue mass of the left temporal fossa, is described. Differential diagnoses and pertinent studies for identifying the mass are reviewed. Our patient had a temporalis fascia defect with herniation of the temporal muscle causing his mass and associated symptoms. Surgical exploration, necessary for diagnosis, afforded us the(More)
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