Publications by authors named "Jessica B Hawken"

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Asynchronous Bilateral Achilles Tendon Rupture with Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 04 9;11(2). Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

Case: A 36-year-old male competitive powerlifter sustained asynchronous bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures after using 2 types of selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). Both tendon ruptures occurred near the myotendinous junction and were treated with open surgical repair and an initial period of immobilization followed by progressive weightbearing and rehabilitation; no postoperative complications were observed.

Conclusion: Previous studies have reported that anabolic androgenic steroids have a deleterious impact on tendon structure and function. This case suggests that SARM compounds may also predispose users to Achilles tendon rupture.
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April 2021

Primary Management of Nail Bed and Fingertip Injuries in the Emergency Department.

Hand Clin 2021 Feb;37(1):1-10

Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery, The Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert Street, JPB 2nd floor, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA. Electronic address:

Appropriate management of the acute fingertip and nail bed injury is critical for optimizing patient outcomes. Mismanaged injuries can lead to chronic pain and deformity. Subungual hematomas may be treated with simple trephination for pain relief. Nail bed lacerations may be repaired using dissolvable suture or octyl-2-cyanoacrylate, and in most cases with no need to replace the nail plate or stent the fold. Amputations, partial or complete, can be treated with a wide variety of techniques, but many distal injuries can be left to heal by secondary intention with excellent results.
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February 2021