Stuart J. Blair

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Retrospective analysis of 48 medial epicondylectomy procedures in 46 patients demonstrated that symptomatic and objective improvement was usual. Most patients experienced improvement of symptoms (98%) and moving two-point discrimination (87%), and many demonstrated improved motor strength (54%). By use of the McGowan scheme for grading ulnar neuropathy, 92%(More)
In 1993, a study was undertaken at the Hand Clinics of Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago to investigate the role of the neuropeptides in the pathogenesis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. All of the patients had recurrent or continuous pain, swelling, and stiffness of one or both extremities following either acute trauma or surgical intervention.(More)
Although most attention to the harmful effects of finger sucking by infants has been on the potential dental deformities, finger deformities also occur. The three cases presented in this article describe radial rotation of the index finger as a result of persistent finger sucking. In the majority of cases rotational deformities spontaneously resolve once(More)
Cubital tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment of the ulnar nerve. Complications in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome may be caused by errors in diagnosis, errors in conservative management, and errors of surgical treatment. This article discusses each cause of complications separately, with a division in errors of surgical treatment into(More)
Regeneration of severed rat tibial nerves was functionally and morphologically compared with repair following the use of 3 anastomosis techniques: collagen guide tubes, fibrin glue and conventional microsurgical sutures. In addition, one tibial nerve was crushed in some rats. At ten weekly intervals, functional recovery, assessed by sciatic nerve stimulated(More)
Traumatic longitudinal disruption of the carpus is a rare injury that usually occurs through a weak point between the third and fourth metacarpals and the capitate and hamate. Three cases are reported; all injuries were work related and occurred with a broad crushing injury to the hand and wrist. Two patients were treated by fasciotomies, a carpal tunnel(More)
Evaluation of impairment of the upper extremity is the product of a team effort by the physician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and rehabilitation counselor. A careful recording of the anatomic impairment should be made because this is critical in determining the subsequent functional activities of the extremity. The measurement criteria for(More)