Sharon Boles

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CONTEXT Auricular acupuncture is widely used to treat cocaine addiction in the United States and Europe. However, evidence from controlled studies regarding this treatment's effectiveness has been inconsistent. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture as a treatment for cocaine addiction. DESIGN Randomized, controlled,(More)
We describe a technique of arthrodesis of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint that we performed in 26 patients. Indications for surgery were instability (6 patients), chronic instability with secondary degenerative joint disease (6), osteoarthritis (6), inflammatory arthritis (7), and paralytic boutonniere (1). The technique uses the cup-and-cone method of(More)
The clinical features of an infected finger flexor tendon sheath have changed dramatically since the pre-antibiotic time of Kanavel. The hand surgeon is encountering increasing numbers of gram-negative and mixed organism infections, especially in immunocompromised patients or those with comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus. The prognosis is directly(More)
Avulsion injuries of the radial wrist extensors are rare. We present a case of simultaneous ipsilateral avulsion of the extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis tendons resulting from a fall on an outstretched upper extremity. At the time of surgery the tendons were found retracted and not attached to avulsion fragments. Both tendons were repaired with the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to present a series of patients with arthrosis of the proximal hamate treated by arthroscopic resection. To further investigate this condition a biomechanical study also was undertaken to document the effect this proximal hamate resection has on carpal loading. METHODS Between 1991 and 2001 there were 23 patients who(More)
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