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INTRODUCTION The feasibility of endoscopically assisted decompression of the superficial radial nerve at the midportion and distal forearm was assessed. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE After a 3 cm longitudinal skin incision at the Tinel's sign at the forearm, the subcutaneous tissue is dissected until forearm fascia is detected. The fascia is opened cautiously under(More)
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive approach to the wrist in order to diagnose and treat different wrist pathologies. INDICATIONS Diagnosis of unclear chronic pain syndromes, cartilage status, intra-articular ligament structures as well as post-traumatic and inflammatory conditions of the wrist. Treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome, dorsal ganglia and also in(More)
PURPOSE Midcarpal fusion is a reliable treatment for posttraumatic carpal collapse in the short or midlong term. The long-term results remain, however, unclear. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term clinical outcome but also the incidence of an arthrosis of the radiolunate joint or an ulnar translocation after excision of the scaphoid. (More)
BACKGROUND Ulnar shortening osteotomy represents a common procedure for various ulnar-sided wrist disorders but is still associated with complications like malrotation, angulation, or nonunion because of incomplete closure of the osteotomy gap. We describe the use of a newly developed palmarly placed sliding-hole dynamic compression plate that allows(More)
INTRODUCTION The treatment of ulnar-sided wrist pain after malunited distal radius fractures remains controversial. Radial corrective osteotomy can restore congruity in the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) as well as adequate length of the radius. Ulnar shortening osteotomies leave the radius' angular deformities unchanged, risking secondary DRUJ(More)
INTRODUCTION The reproducibility of diagnoses based on photo documents in wrist arthroscopies is limited and is expected to improve through the addition of video documents. AIM The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of additional video documentation to photo documentation on intra- and interobserver reliability in wrist arthroscopies. (More)
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between video length for wrist arthroscopy and interobserver reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS 100 consecutive wrist arthroscopies were documented by long and short videos of the radiocarpal and the midcarpal joints. The long videos were about twice as long as the short videos. They were presented randomly to two(More)
Background Frequently, patients undergo repeated wrist arthroscopies for single wrist problems. Purpose The purposes of this study were to assess the indications for repeat wrist arthroscopies and to identify potentially preventable procedures. Methods For this retrospective, two-center study, the electronic patient records were examined for patients, who(More)
This study examined the reliability of surgeons' estimations as to whether central lesions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex were traumatic or degenerative. A total of 50 consecutive central triangular fibrocartilage complex lesions were independently rated by ten experienced wrist surgeons viewing high-quality arthroscopy videos. The videos were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the differences between radioscapholunate (RSL) arthrodesis alone versus RSL arthrodesis with additional distal scaphoidectomy. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 61 patients who were treated with RSL arthrodesis for painful posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Thirty patients had an RSL arthrodesis with additional resection of the distal(More)