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The development of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is not an uncommon complication after Dupuytren's surgery. Despite increasing research interest, little is known regarding which patients are at increased risk for developing CRPS and what is the optimal perioperative treatment strategy for preventing the occurrence of this disease after surgery. We(More)
  • S M Wenner
  • 1986
Heterotopic ossification of the shoulder following head injury is a rare occurrence. In a 26-year-old woman with a head injury and extraarticular ossification of the glenohumeral joint, the heterotopic bone was resected surgically when the mass had matured. A vigorous physical therapy program was instituted early after operation to maintain shoulder(More)
Twenty-nine patients with 34 ulnar deficient limbs were studied; the average follow-up was 7.7 years. To permit early determination of prognosis and decisions regarding treatment, four subtypes of this condition have been identified. Progressive ulnar deviation of the wrist was not observed in any case, and the fibrocartilaginous ulnar anlage was resected(More)
A case of recurrent giant cell reparative granuloma of the hand is reported. The radiographs showed a lytic, expansile lesion that extended from the secondary ossification center proximally to the articular surface distally. Treatment consisted of excision of the involved proximal phalanx and interposition bone graft. The histopathologic findings were(More)
Radioiodination of synthetic human 37-49 osteocalcin requires optimal labeling conditions in order to obtain a maximum of mono- and di-iodinated tracer with little contamination by tri- and tetra-iodinated products or "radio-damage." The antibody raised against osteocalcin(h37-49) had the highest affinity for the C-terminal peptide used for iodination and(More)
Freeman-Sheldon syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly that is characterized by facial, hand, and foot deformities. We describe a female infant who had severe adduction contractures of the thumbs. A two-stage reconstruction was done. The first web space soft tissues were stretched with a transversely oriented external skeletal distractor, then a conventional(More)
Fifteen patients with 18 duplicated thumbs were treated surgically at The Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Springfield Unit, between 1925 and 1990. We compared the outcome of patients treated by ablation of the extra thumb with that of patients treated by ablation and radial collateral ligament reconstruction. Three patients with four duplicated(More)
We studied five patients who had proximal row carpectomy for the correction of wrist deformity secondary to arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Three patients subsequently had wrist arthrodesis for recurrent or persistent deformity. We analyzed those factors we thought might influence the final result, including age at time of surgery, adequacy of(More)