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66 patients (89 hands) were assessed at least 10 months after open carpal tunnel decompression. Tender scars were found in 19% of the hands and 4% were affected by pillar pain. Grip strength was reduced in more than half of the operated hands. Hypo- and anaesthesia in the scar area were affecting 7% but were not considered disabling. In 18% of the cases… (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate surgically-induced astigmatism after spherical ablation in photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia with astigmatism < 1.00 D. METHODS The charts of patients undergoing spherical PRK or LASIK for the correction of myopia with minimal astigmatism of… (More)
PURPOSE A growing number of diabetic patients request laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for elective vision correction each year. While the United States Food and Drug Administration considers diabetes a relative contraindication to LASIK surgery, there are several reports in the literature of LASIK being performed safely in this patient population. The… (More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia (FM) has been understudied in the elderly population, a group with particular vulnerabilities to pain, reduced mobility, and sleep disruption. AIMS To characterize FM symptoms and treatments in a cohort of older subjects examined over time to determine the extent to which current, community-based treatment for older FM patients is… (More)
A case of closed rupture of the extensor digitorum communis tendon following a fracture of the lower end of the radius with anterior displacement, is described. This rare complication was treated successfully by abductor pollicis longus tendon transfer.
Closed rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon is most often seen following lower radial fractures, but is uncommon in the absence of fracture. Redden has recently described rupture following rotational injury of the forearm. I wish to record three cases of closed delayed rupture following direct injury to the area of the tendon.