Victoria R Masear

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In September 2008, the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approved a clinical practice guideline on the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. This guideline was subsequently endorsed by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The guideline makes nine specific(More)
Painful scarring around peripheral nerves is a difficult treatment dilemma. Many previously recommended treatment options have resulted in recurrence of pain. The authors describe the technique of allograft vein wrapping with preserved human umbilical vein. To date, 119 vein wrappings of peripheral nerves have been performed. Good or excellent results were(More)
The treatment of the five arms of four patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow and an associated anconeus epitrochlearis muscle is presented. Two of these patients had unilateral involvement, one had bilateral neuropathy and bilateral anconeus epitrochlearis muscles, and one had bilateral symptoms, with an anconeus epitrochlearis muscle on the side that(More)
In the presence of open physes, tibial eminence fractures are usually isolated injuries. However, adults sustaining a fracture of the tibial eminence are more likely to have other associated injuries, most commonly a tear of the medial collateral ligament. A case of an adolescent with a tibial eminence fracture and a complete tear of the medial collateral(More)
We have treated five patients with metatarsalgia and triggering of the lesser toes. This paper describes a mechanism of triggering that involves a previously undescribed flexor pulley system in the toes that is very similar to the pulley system in the fingers. The specific anatomy of the toe flexor pulleys is described based upon the dissections of 50(More)
A retrospective study was done to determine why a meat packing plant in Illinois had such an unusually high incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome. In the past 12 years, 14.8% of employees at this plant have had a carpal tunnel release. Only two of 117 patients remained unimproved at an average follow-up of 37.4 months. The most consistent result after release(More)
This clinical practice guideline was created to improve patient care by outlining the appropriate information-gathering and decision-making processes involved in managing the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. The methods used to develop this clinical practice guideline were designed to combat bias, enhance transparency, and promote reproducibility. The(More)
Five surgeons performed endoscopic (Dyonics) carpal tunnel releases on 24 fresh cadaver wrists. In 50% of the specimens, transection of the transverse carpal ligament was incomplete. The average amount of incomplete release was 31% (range, 0% to 53%). Three types of incomplete release were noted: (1) release of Guyon's canal release--one, (2) incomplete(More)
In standard anatomy textbooks the course and distribution of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve and its branches are glossed over in a vague fashion as if they are of little importance. There are, however, clinical circumstances in which a knowledge of the anatomy of this nerve is invaluable. Sacrifice of the posterior branch in a medial approach to(More)
2010;92:218-219. doi:10.2106/JBJS.I.00642 J Bone Joint Surg Am. Wies and Richard McGowan Kent Maupin, Brent Graham, William C. Watters, III, Charles M. Turkelson, Robert H. Haralson, III, Janet L. Michael Warren Keith, Victoria Masear, Kevin C. Chung, Peter C. Amadio, Michael Andary, Richard W. Barth, Guideline on The Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(More)