Arch Plast Surg 2017 Mar 15;44(2):144-149. Epub 2017 Mar 15.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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Clin Orthop Surg 2014 Jun 16;6(2):196-202. Epub 2014 May 16.
Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. ; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
Background: Acute traumatic tendon injuries of the hand and wrist are commonly encountered in the emergency department. Despite the frequency, few studies have examined the true incidence of acute traumatic tendon injuries in the hand and wrist or compared the incidences of both extensor and flexor tendon injuries.
Methods: We performed a retrospective population-based cohort study of all acute traumatic tendon injuries of the hand and wrist in a mixed urban and rural Midwest county in the United States between 2001-2010. Read More
Arch Plast Surg 2016 Jan 15;43(1):71-6. Epub 2016 Jan 15.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Gwangmyeong Seongae General Hospital, Gwangmyeong, Korea.
Background: The purpose of this study was to identify comprehensive hand injury patterns in different pediatric age groups and to assess their risk factors.
Methods: This retrospective study was conducted among patients younger than 16-year-old who presented to the emergency room of a general hospital located in Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea, and were treated for an injury of the finger or hand from January 2010 to December 2014. The authors analyzed the medical records of 344 patients. Read More
Hand Surg 2012 ;17(1):37-42
Adventist Medical Center, 10000 SE Main St, Suite 327, Portland, OR 97216, USA.
Purpose: To report the epidemiology, mechanism, anatomical location, distribution, and severity of open extensor tendon injuries in the digits, hand, and forearm as well as the frequency of associated injuries to surrounding bone and soft tissue.
Methods: Retrospective chart review was conducted for patients who had operative repair of open digital extensor tendon injuries in all zones within an 11-year period. Data was grouped according to patient characteristics, zone of injury, mechanism of injury, and presence of associated injury. Read More
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2015 Oct;97(19):1592-6
Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, 520 East 70th Street, K207, New York, NY 10021.
Background: The purpose of our study was to describe and compare extensor mechanism injuries with regard to age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and comorbidities.
Methods: We identified patients who had undergone surgical management of an extensor mechanism injury at two institutions between 1986 and 2012. Data analyzed included age at the time of surgery, sex, height, weight, and the presence of medical comorbidities. Read More