Nina R Lightdale-Miric

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BACKGROUND Recent studies report the rate of iatrogenic nerve injury in operatively treated supracondylar humerus (SCH) fractures is 3% to 4%. A reliable neurological examination can be difficult to obtain in a young child in pain. We hypothesized that nerve injuries may be missed preoperatively, later noted postoperatively in a more compliant patient, and(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective Cohort INTRODUCTION Important outcomes of polliciation to treat thumb hypoplasia/aplasia include strength, function, dexterity, and quality of life. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To evaluate outcomes and examine predictors of outcome after early childhood pollicization. METHODS 8 children (10 hands) were evaluated 3-15 years after(More)
Dexterity after finger pollicization (reconstruction to thumb) is critical to functional outcomes. While most tests of hand function evaluate a combination of strength, coordination, and motor control, the Strength-Dexterity (S-D) paradigm focuses on the dynamic control of fingertip forces. We evaluated 10 pollicized and 5 non-pollicized hands from 8(More)
BACKGROUND The anterior humeral line (AHL) is considered a valuable radiographic tool in the assessment of pediatric elbow sagittal plane alignment following injury. However, few studies exist that examine the validity of the AHL. The purpose of this study is to report the variability of the AHL in skeletally immature children with normal elbows. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The radiocapitellar line (RCL) is a routinely referenced radiographic measurement for evaluating injury of the pediatric elbow, such as a Monteggia fracture. It is most commonly described as a line drawn along the radius that should intercept the center of the capitellum in a normal elbow. However, the RCL has not been rigorously defined or(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder ROM and function of the shoulder are difficult to evaluate in young children. There has been no determination of the age at which children can comply with the current assessment tools in use, but doing so would be important, because it gives us more accurate insight into the development and assessment of shoulder functional ROM in young(More)
➤The prohibitive cost of cutting-edge prostheses prevents many children with a limb difference from obtaining them; however, new developments in 3-dimensional (3D) printing have the potential to increase the accessibility, customization, and procurement of such devices.➤Children with upper limb differences are ideal candidates for currently available(More)
UNLABELLED Compartment syndrome does not always present classically in the pediatric population, making clinical diagnosis uniquely challenging. The purpose of this study was to identify signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome that may help risk-stratify pediatric patients upon presentation, as well as to report outcomes of 'silent' compartment syndrome(More)
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