Am Fam Physician 2022 05;105(5):549-551
Oakland Primary Care, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Family Medicine Residency, Warren, MI, USA.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2021 Mar;26(1):112-117
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
In baseball players, a high degree of functional recovery is required for the treatment of fractures in the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint, especially on the throwing side. While dynamic external fixation is a useful treatment option to restore the joint function, existing external fixators are too large for use on DIP joints. Three cases of DIP joint intra-articular comminuted fractures in baseball players treated using the new dynamic external finger fixator which we developed are reported. Read More
J Child Orthop 2018 Dec;12(6):622-628
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA.
Purpose: Paediatric hand injuries are a frequent reason for acute medical evaluation. Previous studies have reported only fracture rates, surgical injuries or are limited to database diagnosis coding. The average fracture rates and injury distributions across the hand for all mechanical injuries have not been well-described. Read More
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 May 18;6(5):e1729. Epub 2018 May 18.
Hand Surgery, Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal, Switzerland.
The "jammed finger" is among the most common hand injuries and may include simple sprains, dislocations, fractures, and fracture-dislocations. In contrast, irreducible dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint are rare injuries. However, they must not be overlooked in the primary assessment, because persistent subluxation may lead to joint contracture, severely compromising hand function. Read More
Ann Emerg Med 2014 Jun;63(6):656, 677
Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.