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More than half of patients regain thumb opposition after carpal tunnel release

October 4, 2012
CHICAGO — Although researchers from Japan found that overall 52.3% of patients who underwent release for carpal tunnel syndrome recovered thumb…
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Volar plate position, prominence are risk factors for flexor tendon rupture after fixation

September 12, 2012
CHICAGO – Higher Soong grades, plate prominence and plate positioning are risk factors of flexor tendon ruptures after volar plating of distal…
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Open elbow fracture sustained in combat complicated by soft tissue, nerve injuries

September 12, 2012
CHICAGO – A number of risk factors predict poor outcomes for soldiers who sustained open elbow fractures, including severe soft tissue…
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Study cites factors linked to lawsuits for distal radius fracture care

September 11, 2012
CHICAGO —  The results of a recently presented study note an increase in malpractice litigation rates for distal radius fracture…
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Cancellous grafts unite scaphoid waist fractures without compromising reduction

September 11, 2012
CHICAGO — Researchers achieved good results for scaphoid waist nonunions with collapse using open reduction and internal fixation and pure…
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Patients on statins at increased risk of developing distal biceps tendon ruptures

Orthopedics Today, October 2012
CHICAGO – Patients on statins have a two-fold risk of developing spontaneous distal biceps tendon ruptures, according to a presenter at the…
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No significant difference in complications seen between bivalved, circumferential casting

September 10, 2012
CHICAGO — Bivalved casts are as safe and effective as circumferential casts for displaced forearm fractures in children, according to a study…
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Promising preliminary results seen with last generation wrist arthroplasty implant

Orthopedics Today, October 2012
CHICAGO — In a prospective multicenter study using a web-based database, French researchers found good, preliminary results with a last…
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Silicone arthroplasty improves activities of daily living for RA patients

Orthopedics Today, October 2012
CHICAGO – Patients who undergo silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty for severe subluxation or ulnar drift of the fingers at the…