Shrikant Chinchalkar

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The purpose of this study was to examine intratester, intertester, and interdevice reliability of range of motion measurements of the elbow and forearm. Elbow flexion and extension and forearm pronation and supination were measured on 38 subjects with elbow, forearm, or wrist disease by 5 testers. Standardized test methods and a randomized order of testing(More)
Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) injuries are among the most common in the hand and their severity is often underestimated. These injuries often lead to prolonged disability, pain, and stiffness. Appropriate treatment includes a thorough assessment, physical examination, and directed imaging. Such an approach should lead to a rational treatment plan(More)
A small-frame Hoffman external fixation bar instrumented with strain gauges to quantify bending and torsional forces was applied to 4 patients with a displaced metaphyseal fracture of the distal radius. Measurements were taken during surgery as well as at 1, 3, and 6 weeks after surgery during activities of daily living and hand therapy mobilization.(More)
The management of unstable phalangeal fractures has been associated with significant morbidity. Percutaneous transmetacarpal intramedullary Kirschner wire fixation of proximal phalangeal fractures has been described as a useful technique. We present a retrospective review of 35 digits in 24 patients with unstable fractures of the proximal phalanx treated(More)
The rehabilitation of elbow trauma presents numerous challenges. Involvement of the osseous structures, compromise of the ligamentous stability, and loss of the soft tissue excursion necessary for elbow motion and function require due consideration during the treatment of elbow joint injuries. Stiffness of the elbow joint following trauma is common. This(More)
Elbow instability is a common clinical problem that requires careful assessment and treatment to achieve a successful outcome. Rehabilitation is a key element in achieving a stable mobile elbow. Careful communication between the treating therapist and surgeon is essential so that an optimal rehabilitation program can be developed and implemented. By(More)
PURPOSE To determine the contribution of ulnar digits to overall grip strength. SUBJECTS Fifty individuals (25 men and 25 women; 100 hands) with a mean age of 35.6 years (range 19 to 62 years) were tested. Exclusion criteria included previous history of hand injuries, entrapment neuropathies and systemic diseases. METHODS Ethics approval was granted(More)