• Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis Management
    (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis)
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Hand Infections
  • Hand, Wrist & Elbow Trauma
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Sports Injury Managementof the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Fingertip Injuries

News

  • Dorsal spanning plates showed 100% union rate, aided anatomic reduction of complex distal radius fractures

    Patients can have good radiograph results when a variety of dorsal spanning plates were placed through an open approach to treat complex distal radius fractures, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Furthermore, performing the procedure open allowed surgeons to approach an anatomic reduction and visualize the joint line sufficiently enough to possibly use K-wires or extra hardware if needed, according to Eric G. Huish Jr., DO.

    Source: Healio

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  • Distal Humeral Hemiarthroplasty Versus Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Acute Distal Humeral Fractures

    Source: Healio

    For acute distal humeral fractures not amenable to open reduction and internal fixation, total elbow arthroplasty has become an established alternative. However, lifelong activity restrictions designed to prevent early mechanical failure make this a poor option for some patients. This has led to a renewed interest in distal humeral hemiarthroplasty. Using modern implants and techniques, distal humeral hemiarthroplasty has shown outcomes comparable to those of total elbow arthroplasty at short- to mid-term follow-up, with an overall higher but different complication rate.

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  • A light touch: Embedded optical sensors could make robotic hands more dexterous

    Source: Science Daily

    Optical sensors may be uniquely suited for use in robotic hands, according to researchers who have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. They also have created a new type of stretchable optical sensor.

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  • Head, elbow injuries occur most often in tricycle accidents

    Source: Healio

    The most common tricycle-related injuries incurred by children are lacerations and internal organ damage to the head and fractures of the elbow, according to recent research in Pediatrics.

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  • What constitutes good treatment of tennis elbow?

    Source: Medical Xpress

    The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners. Now researchers at teh University of Oslo have taken a closer look at the treatment methods.

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  • Philadelphia surgeons perform world s first bilateral hand transplant on a child

    Source: Healio

    The first pediatric bilateral hand transplant was recently performed by surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with colleagues from Penn Medicine.

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  • Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

    Source: Science Daily

    A mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the least invasive form of minimally invasive surgery -- has been created by scientists. Needlescopic surgery, which uses surgical instruments shrunk to the diameter of a sewing needle, is the ultimate form of minimally invasive surgery. The needle-sized incisions it requires are so small that they can be sealed with surgical tape and usually heal without leaving a scar.

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  • Tommy John surgeries increasing for youth athletes

    Source: Medical News Today

    Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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  • Swiss researchers evaluate fetal progenitor tenocytes for repairing tendon injuries

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Tendon injuries, especially those acquired while engaging in sports, are not easily healed due to the fibrous nature of tendon tissues which transmit forces from muscle to bone and protect surrounding tissues against tension and compression. Tendon injuries to wrists, knees, elbows and rotator cuffs, often from over use when playing golf or tennis, are increasingly common for both professional and amateur athletes ("weekend warriors") alike.

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  • Young baseball players could benefit from preseason arm injury prevention programs

    Source: Medical News Today

    Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason training program, showed numerous arm flexibility and strength improvements in participating athletes that could ultimately diminish the risk of injuries.

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