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To assess our ability to predict lunate morphology, x-ray films of 81 cadaver wrists were obtained. The wrists were then dissected to determine true anatomy, specifically the presence or absence of a medial lunate facet. Thirty-five wrists were found to be type 1 lunates, while 46 were type 2. Cartilage erosion at the proximal pole of the hamate was found(More)
Treatment of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears is receiving considerable attention. Repair of peripheral tears of the TFCC has been recommended to restore the important functions of stability and load-bearing. Techniques for the reattachment of the periphery of the TFCC are evolving. Previous reports have mainly dealt with ulnar-sided (Palmer(More)
To determine the congruency of the distal radioulnar joint, 100 standardized normal wrist x-ray films were made and the following measurements taken: ulnar seat inclination, sigmoid notch inclination, and ulnar variance. The inclination angles were different in all but two cases. Relative to the long axis of the ulna, the sigmoid notch inclination averaged(More)
We retrospectively reviewed 42 patients who underwent resection of the distal ulna with implantation of a silicone rubber ulnar head prosthesis (45 wrists). Two prostheses were used: the original Swanson prosthesis, and a prosthesis of our own design. Follow-up X-rays showed migration or breakage of 63% of the prostheses. No statistically significant(More)
To clarify the epidemiology of adolescent suicide, a retrospective study was undertaken of suicides (1978 to 1982) and hospitalized suicide attempts (1979 to 1983) by adolescents aged 10 to 19 years in an affluent suburban area. Data included date of injury, demography (for both suicides and suicide attempts), and recorded personal and social history(More)
The optimal treatment of venomous snake-bites remains controversial. Because of the variables involved in treatment, an ideal, prospective clinical trial likely will never be done. The purpose of this article is to review the available treatment methods and outline the treatment methods preferred in our institution for crotalidae envenomation.
Motivated by four penetrating brain injuries to children caused by BBs, a study was undertaken to (1) assess the danger posed by nonpowder guns and rifles and (2) evaluate current regulations pertaining to these products. Data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate that there are many nonpowder firearm injuries, predominantly among males(More)
One-hundred and twenty-seven digits in Verdan zones I and II, and 24 thumbs in 106 patients were reviewed from 1979 to 1995. Patients were all followed for a minimum of 5 months to assess early results and complications, and to determine if a short course (minimum 3 days) of dextran 40 anticoagulation adversely affected digit survival. The total survival(More)
In order to determine the effectiveness of wrist arthrodesis using dynamic compression plating and bone grafting, we reviewed 18 consecutive procedures in 17 patients performed using a standardized technique over a 6-year period. Fourteen patients had previously undergone an average of 2.1 operations prior to arthrodesis. Mean follow-up was 48 months. All(More)
Toy guns with projectiles may injure young children. A study was undertaken to assess the danger posed by these toys and the regulations governing them. US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) data indicate that toy guns with projectiles cause relatively few injuries, mostly to young boys. The magnitude of the problem is smaller than that of nonpowder(More)