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Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair
  • S. Lee, S. Wolfe
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of the American Academy of…
  • 1 July 2000
Results of nerve repair to date have been no better than fair, with only 50% of patients regaining useful function, and there is much ongoing research regarding pharmacologic agents, immune system modulators, enhancing factors, and entubulation chambers. Expand
Treatment of scaphoid nonunions: quantitative meta-analysis of the literature.
We conducted a systematic quantitative meta-review of the literature to provide evidence-based suggestions for the treatment of scaphoid nonunion. This search identified 1,121 articles of which 36Expand
Ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle
The inferior fibers of the pectoralis major muscle have a mechanical disadvantage in the final portion of the eccentric phase of the lift, and application of high loads to these maximally stretched fibers produces rupture. Expand
Scapholunate instability: current concepts in diagnosis and management.
The anatomy, kinematics, and biomechanical properties of the scapholunate articulation are discussed and an algorithm for treatment based on the stage of injury, degree of secondary ligamentous damage, and arthritic change is proposed. Expand
Results of nerve transfer techniques for restoration of shoulder and elbow function in the context of a meta-analysis of the English literature.
It is concluded that nerve transfer is an effective means to restore elbow and shoulder function in brachial plexus paralysis and interposition nerve grafts should be avoided when possible when performing nerve transfers. Expand
A biomechanical comparison of multistrand flexor tendon repairs using an in situ testing model.
This in situ tensiletesting protocol demonstrated that 4- and 6-strand repairs have adequate initial strength to withstand the projected forces of early active motion protocols. Expand
Biomechanical analysis of the cruciate four-strand flexor tendon repair.
The Cruciate suture technique was demonstrated to be nearly twice as strong to 2-mm gap formation compared with the Kessler, Strickland, and Savage repairs, and ultimate tensile strength was also significantly stronger than current 4-strand techniques. Expand
Optimal marker placement for calculating the instantaneous center of rotation.
The methodologies presented here help to improve the accuracy with which the location of the CRi can be calculated, however, it is emphasized that theCRi remains sensitive to noise and investigations should apply this kinematic parameter knowingly. Expand
In vivo radiocarpal kinematics and the dart thrower's motion.
Findings indicate that this path of wrist motion confers a unique degree of radiocarpal stability and suggests that this direction, rather than the anatomical directions of wrist flexion-extension and radioulnar deviation, is the primary functional direction of the radiOCarpal joint. Expand
The role of multiple strands and locking sutures on gap formation of flexor tendon repairs during cyclical loading.
An increase in the number of strands significantly increases the fatigue strength of a tendon repair but does not alter its gap resistance to cyclic loading, while locking of the repair does provide additional gap resistance at the relatively low cyclical loads anticipated during the early healing period using an active motion rehabilitation protocol. Expand