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Limited wrist arthrodesis is a useful method for treating specific carpal disorders that maximizes residual wrist motion and strength while eliminating pain. Selective fusion of specific carpal units can be used in degenerative arthritis, rotary subluxation of the scaphoid, midcarpal instability, scaphoid nonunion, Kienbock's disease, and congenital(More)
Previous reports of lunotriquetral arthrodesis suggest relatively low rates of primary fusion without the use of permanent fixation and/or prolonged immobilization. We performed 26 lunotriquetral arthrodeses in 24 patients with a technique using cancellous bone graft to fill a biconcave space created in the adjoining bones with parallel K-wire fixation. The(More)
Extensor tendon subluxation at the metacarpophalangeal joint occurs only rarely in patients without rheumatoid arthritis. Almost all reported cases involve disruption of the radial sagittal band with ulnar subluxation of the extensor tendon. A technique of sagittal band reconstruction is described that entails weaving a retrograde segment of extensor tendon(More)
Atherosclerosis of the lower extremity frequently leads to limb-threatening ischemic soft-tissue wounds. Over the past 44 months, 30 selected patients with arterial disease documented by angiography were treated with combined vascular reconstruction and free-tissue transfer for limb salvage. Soft-tissue defects occurred on the plantar and dorsal surfaces of(More)
Temporary scapho-trapezoidal joint fixation with Kirschner wires was performed for stage IIIB Kienböck's disease in a 12-year-old girl. Preoperative evaluation with radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis. After 4 months of fixation, wrist range of motion was improved and pain was decreased. Postoperative magnetic resonance(More)
A retrospective study of 200 consecutive free microvascular tissue transfers over a 3-year period was done to compare the performance of free-tissue transfers with loupes and with the operating microscope. One-hundred and nineteen flaps (59.5 percent) were performed under 3.5 x loupe magnification and 81 under the operating microscope (40.5 percent). The(More)
The lunate has been described by Kauer as being thinner dorsally than volarly when measured proximal to distal. We used an x-ray method to measure the shape of the lunate in order to compare dorsal and volar thicknesses after recognizing clinically a group of patients with scapholunate dissociation in whom volar flexed lunates were present. Using this(More)
Insertion of a permanent dual chamber pacemaker by the Seldinger technique usually requires two needle punctures of the vein or the use of a large introducer, thus increasing the risks associated with this procedure. We describe a modified technique using a relatively small introducer and a single subclavian vein puncture that we have found to be safe and(More)
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