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Fractures of the scaphoid must be treated promptly to minimize the risk of malunion and nonunion. Although most scaphoid fractures have been reported to heal well with cast immobilization, advances in surgical techniques have greatly changed the decision-making process for treatment. It is worthwhile to review the different management options for acute(More)
As a well-defined animal transplantation model, the mini-pig potentially is well-suited for large animal studies of fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation. This study was done to determine the histologic characteristics and function of proteoglycan synthesis of mini-pig articular cartilage after refrigeration in basal media for as much as 6 weeks.(More)
Tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and the arthritides are clinical problems commonly encountered in daily orthopaedic practice. Systemic anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and local corticosteroid injections all are used as nonoperative treatments of these conditions. Systemic anti-inflammatory agents and local corticosteroid agents, however, can be associated(More)
Management of pediatric femur fractures using flexible intramedullary nail fixation is widely accepted. Few complications have been reported in the literature; these include primarily malunions and nonunions. The authors present two cases of a previously unreported complication-acute synovitis of the knee following intra-articular penetration of the knee(More)
PURPOSE Radiation has been shown to improve local control after resection of soft tissue sarcomas. However, it may also result in major complications in the hand, given the compact nature of functional tissues and limited tissue volumes in the hand. The purpose of this investigation was to describe the hand-specific complications of radiation therapy for(More)
Adult traumatic brachial plexus injuries can have devastating effects on upper extremity function. Although neurolysis, nerve repair, and nerve grafting have been used to treat injuries to the plexus, nerve transfer makes use of an undamaged nerve to supply motor input over a relatively short distance to reinnervate a denervated muscle. A review of several(More)
BACKGROUND In an earlier report from the current study center regarding surgical treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) of the hand, it was concluded that repeat resection or amputation improves outcomes. Since then, the authors have aggressively sought to achieve negative resection margins, using standard or modified amputations when needed,(More)