Thomas G Bergfield

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Various procedures have been recommended for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. Simple decompression in situ, medial epicondylectomy, subcutaneous transposition, intramuscular transposition, and submuscular transposition all have their advocates. The results of the surgical treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome are related to the severity of the(More)
Injuries to all five carpometacarpal joints are rare. Only four cases have been reported in the English literature. A case of fracture-dislocations of all five carpometacarpal joints is presented. An excellent result has been obtained 2 years after open reduction and internal fixation. This case is the only one in the English literature so treated and with(More)
PURPOSE Adult patients with Madelung's deformity may present with ulnar-sided wrist pain. Treatment often involves addressing the distal radial deformity. If there is focal wrist pathology and a positive ulnar variance, however, then an isolated ulnar-shortening osteotomy may provide symptomatic relief in these patients. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Radiographic confirmation in cases of suspected hook of hamate fractures can be very difficult. Films, including the carpal tunnel view, may be difficult to interpret. We describe a new semisupine oblique radiographic view of the carpus that permits excellent visualization of the hamate hook, is cost efficient, and allows for patient comfort during the(More)
A motor neural loop of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve was encountered on three occasions during neurolysis of the ulnar nerve through Guyon's canal. An anatomic study of the course of the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve at the wrist was done to define the incidence of this neural loop. Seventy-seven cadaveric upper extremities were examined and(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum is infrequently encountered by the orthopedic surgeon. The appearance of progressive, painful bullae followed injury and infection in a 56-year-old man. The treatment consisted of a search for an associated underlying systemic disease in concert with high-dose steroids. The etiology is not known.
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