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A systematic review of outcomes and complications of treating unstable distal radius fractures in the elderly.
- Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia, T. Oda, M. Shauver, K. Chung
- Medicine, Chemistry
- The Journal of hand surgery
- 1 May 2011
A systematic review of existing literature for the management of osteoporotic distal radius fractures in patients aged 60 and over with 5 common techniques suggests that despite worse radiographic outcomes associated with CI, functional outcomes were no different from those of surgically treated groups for patients age 60 andover. Expand
Current management of metacarpal fractures.
As with any hand fracture, the primary goals are to achieve anatomic and stable reduction, bony union, and early mobilization to minimize disability. Expand
Common myths and evidence in the management of distal radius fractures.
To provide optimal care in a world of evidence-based medicine, clinicians must shift their thinking and accept that some of the indoctrinated ideas may represent a flawed heuristic approach. Expand
Implementation of an Elastomeric Mask Program as a Strategy to Eliminate Disposable N95 Mask Use and Resterilization: Results from a Large Academic Medical Center
- S. Chalikonda, Hope Waltenbaugh, +6 authors Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia
- Journal of the American College of Surgeons
- 11 June 2020
Establishing an elastomeric mask program is feasible and less expensive than programs focused on reusing and disinfecting disposable N95 masks and should be considered an essential part of all healthcare facilities’ supply of personal protective equipment. Expand
The evolution of distal radius fracture management: a historical treatise.
The evolution of DRF treatment is traced to provide a context for the future and shows how advances have been made in the management of DRFs over the last century as orthopedics has grown. Expand
An Alternative Mucosal Flap for Nasal Lining: The Superior Labial Artery Mucosal Flap—An Anatomic Study
- Adeyiza O. Momoh, B. Kelley, +4 authors Bernard T Lee
- The Journal of craniofacial surgery
- 1 March 2013
In complex cases of nasal reconstruction in which nasal lining of associated defects cannot be accomplished with local flaps, the anatomic basis for a regional single-staged, axial flap alternative for reconstruction is described. Expand
Biomechanical Analysis of Internal Fixation Methods for Distal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
Given the lack of difference in biomechanical performance between K-wires and compression screws, consideration should be given to other factors such as cost and complication profiles when choosing an implant for DIPJ fusion. Expand
A Comprehensive Guide on Restoring Grasp Using Tendon Transfer Procedures for Ulnar Nerve Palsy.
Restoration of grasp is a key portion of the reconstructive efforts after loss of ulnar nerve function, and loss of strength from intrinsic muscle paralysis cannot be fully restored with tendon transfer procedures. Expand
Mortality Trends and the Effects of Débridement Timing in the Management of Mediastinitis in the United States, 1998 to 2010
- O. Aliu, Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia, L. Zhong, Evan P. McGlinn, K. Chung
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- 1 September 2014
There is a survival advantage from timely initial débridement in mediastinitis patients, as shown in the results of a retrospective cross-sectional study conducted with data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between 1998 and 2010. Expand
Factors Influencing American Plastic Surgery Residents Toward an Academic Career
- M. Chetta, K. Sugg, Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia, S. Kasten
- Psychology, Medicine
- Plastic surgery
- 9 January 2018
Reasons why residents lose interest are not easily correctable, but mentorship, adequate career counseling, and research opportunities during training remain factors that can be addressed across all residency programs. Expand