Rachel S. Rohde

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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)
Treatment of phalangeal fractures depends on the characteristics of the fracture, condition of the soft tissue envelope, associated injuries, patient functional requirements, and surgeon familiarity and comfort with various techniques. Most phalangeal fractures can be treated successfully with nonoperative means. Surgery is considered to treat unstable(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)
Unlike any other diarthrodial joint in the human body, the "wrist joint" is composed of numerous articulations between eight carpal bones, the distal radius, the distal ulna, and five metacarpal bones. The carpal bones articulate with each other as well as with the distal radius, distal ulna, and the metacarpal bases. Multiple theories explaining(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)
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)