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Rethinking the Need for Nail Plate Removal: A Comparison of the Risks Between Standard Nail Bed Repair and Nonoperative Management.

Ann Plast Surg 2022 05;88(3 Suppl 3):S209-S213

From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.

Purpose: Nail bed injuries are commonly treated with nail plate removal and repair due to concern for future nail deformity. There is controversy whether this is necessary. We compared the outcomes for adult patients with simple nail bed lacerations who underwent either formal nail bed repair or nonoperative management. Read More

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Long term results of olecranon fractures treated using the XS nail® system.

Chin J Traumatol 2022 Mar 9. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Division of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Rotkreuzklinik Wertheim GGmbH, Wertheim Am Main, Germany.

Purpose: Olecranon fractures are particularly vulnerable to distraction and subsequent fracture dislocation due to the high tensile forces. Surgical treatment aims at reducing the fracture and restoring the anatomical joint surface condition, as well as neutralizing the strain inhibiting fracture healing. The XS nail® (Intercus GmbH, Bad Blankenberg, Germany), an intramedullary implant exerting compression across the entire fracture surface, unlike plates, leaves a minimal extra-cortical profile, and can be secured with threaded locking wires, thereby retaining the anatomical reduction without displacement or steps within the articular surface, which was often found in tension band wiring. Read More

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Subungual Exostosis of the Hand: A Case Report in a 5-Year-Old Boy and Literature Review.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2022 03 22;6(3). Epub 2022 Mar 22.

From the UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

Subungual exostosis is a relatively uncommon benign tumor that occurs at the distal end of the distal phalanx of the toes and rarely the hands. We present in this article a review of the currently published English literature and provide a case report of a 5 year old male with subungual exostosis of the thumb. A 5 year old male presented with a slow growing mass of the distal dorsal aspect of the left thumb. Read More

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A minimally invasive cerclage of the tibia in a modified Goetze technique: operative technique and first clinical results.

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021 Dec 24. Epub 2021 Dec 24.

Department of Trauma, Orthopaedics, Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany.

Introduction: In spiral fractures of the tibia, the stability of an osteosynthesis may be significantly increased by additive cerclages and, according to biomechanical studies, be brought into a state that allows immediate full weight bearing. As early as 1933, Goetze described a minimally invasive technique for classic steel cerclages. This technique was modified, so that it can be used for modern cable cerclages in a soft part saving way. Read More

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December 2021

Comparison of Minimally Invasive Fixation of Mid-Shaft Clavicular Fractures with Threaded Elastic Intramedullary Nail (TEIN) and Elastic Locking Intramedullary Nail (ELIN).

Orthop Surg 2021 Oct 4;13(7):2111-2118. Epub 2021 Oct 4.

Orthopaedics Department, The Fourth Central Hospital Affiliated to Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of threaded elastic intramedullary nail and elastic locking intradullary nail (ELIN) for mid-shaft clavicular fractures.

Methods: The clinical data of 47 patients with middle clavicle fracture treated by TEIN and ELIN from August 2017 to March 2019 were analyzed retrospectively. Twenty-three patients received intramedullary fixation treatment with ELIN, nine males and 14 females, AO/OTA fracture classification type 2A (n = 17) and 2B (n = 6). Read More

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October 2021

[Repair methods and clinical effects of full-thickness burn wounds deep to tendon or even bone in fingers].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Jul;37(7):614-621

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, China.

To explore the repair methods and clinical effects of full-thickness burn wounds deep to tendon or even bone in fingers. A retrospective non-randomized controlled trial was conducted on the 98 patients with full-thickness finger burns deep to tendon or even bone who met the inclusion criteria and were hospitalized in Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2010 to December 2019. Among the 98 patients, there were 81 males and 17 females, aged from 1 to 72 years, with 160 fingers involved. Read More

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Successful results obtained in the treatment of adolescent forearm fractures with locked intramedullary nailing.

Chin J Traumatol 2021 Sep 25;24(5):295-300. Epub 2021 May 25.

Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, Çankırı State Hospital, Çankırı, Turkey.

Purpose: In the surgical treatment of paediatric forearm fractures, plate-screw and titanium elastic nails are used. During the transformation of ligamento-osseous structures from adolescence form into adult form, more stable fixation is required. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of locked intramedullary nail fixation in adolescent forearm fractures. Read More

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September 2021

A Single Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Technique for Treatment of Displaced Proximal Humeral Fractures in Children: Case Series and Review of the Literature.

JB JS Open Access 2021 Jan-Mar;6(1). Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Pediatric Orthopedic Department, Children's Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Displaced proximal humeral fractures in older children with low remodeling potential need to be reduced and fixed. There are many options for stabilization, including external fixation, rigid internal fixation with screws and plates, percutaneous pinning, and flexible intramedullary nailing. The use of 2 flexible retrograde nails, originated at the University of Nancy, France, became the most popular technique in Europe. Read More

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January 2021

Long-term Functional Outcomes and Complications in Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: A Retrospective Comparative Study.

J Pediatr Orthop 2021 May-Jun 01;41(5):279-283

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Østfold Hospital Trust, Grålum, Norway.

Introduction: Traditionally, midshaft clavicular fractures in adolescents are treated nonoperatively. In later years, a trend toward operative treatment can be observed. Documentation of the benefit of surgery in this group is scarce. Read More

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[Technique and biomechanics of Kirschner wire osteosynthesis in children].

Authors:
Theddy Slongo

Oper Orthop Traumatol 2020 Dec 25;32(6):509-529. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Traumatologie des Bewegungsapparates, Kinderorthopädie, Universitätsklinik für Kinderchirurgie, Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern, 3010, Bern, Schweiz.

Objective: Safe and stable fixation of metaphyseal and epiphyseal fractures by Kirschner (K-)wire osteosynthesis. Use of various K‑wire configurations depending on the fracture morphology.

Indications: In accordance with the AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long-Bone Fractures (PCCF), all Salter-Harris (SH) and metaphyseal fractures as well as fractures of the foot and hand independent of the reduction technique, closed or open, provided that adaptation osteosynthesis allows sufficient stability. Read More

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December 2020

Plate fixation versus intramedullary nail or Knowles pin fixation for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Sep;99(39):e22284

Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Background: Plate fixation and intramedullary nail/Knowles pin fixation methods are commonly used to treat displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. However, the differences between these 2 methods are unclear.

Objective: This meta-analysis aimed to compare plate fixation and intramedullary nail/Knowles pin fixation for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. Read More

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September 2020

Extensor pollicis longus tendon rupture from Dorsal Nail Plate distal radius fixation with concomitant myostatic atrophy.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Jun 28;13(6). Epub 2020 Jun 28.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Distal radius fractures are one of the most common upper extremity injuries seen by hand surgeons each year. Many of these fractures require reduction and surgical fixation because of displacement, comminution or inherent fracture instability. New hardware is designed and introduced each year to help surgeons manage these injuries. Read More

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Miniplate osteosynthesis in fracture surgeries: Case series with review of concepts.

Injury 2020 Apr 11;51(4):878-886. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Guro Hospital, Guro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: Miniplates were initially developed as targets for foot and hand fractures, but they have been used in the treatment of fixation of small bone fragments, reduction of long bone fractures and non-union treatment, which have been difficult to treat. In this study, the authors used miniplates to treat fractures of the upper extremities, lower extremities, and pelvis obtained good outcomes. Herein, the authors report these good outcomes and review the current concept of miniplates. Read More

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Coexistence of Anogenital Psoriasis and Genital Warts - Is There an Optimal Treatment?

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2019 Dec;27(4):270-272

Assoc. Prof. Suzana Ljubojević Hadžavdić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Zagreb University Hospital Center, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia;

The prevalence of psoriasis is 2% of the world's population (1). Inverse psoriasis is characterized by the development of erythematous shiny plaques at intertriginous areas of the body. The prevalence of only anogenital involvement appears to be low, but involvement of the anogenital area together with other areas is found in up to 45% of patients with psoriasis (2). Read More

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December 2019

[Effectiveness of Nice knot combined with elastic intramedullary nailing fixation in treatment of Robinson type 2B midshaft clavicular fracture in adults].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 Nov;33(11):1394-1398

Department of Orthopaedics, the 9th People's Hospital of Wuxi (Wuxi Orthopedic Hospital), Wuxi Jiangsu, 214062,

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of Nice knot combined with elastic intramedullary nailing fixation in treatment of Robinson type 2B midshaft clavicular fracture in adults.

Methods: Between March 2016 and January 2018, 20 patients with Robinson type 2B midshaft clavicular fractures were treated with reduction and internal fixation by Nice knot and elastic intramedullary nailing. There were 13 cases and 7 cases, with an average age of 43 years (range, 18-56 years). Read More

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November 2019

Opening wedge phalangeal osteotomy for correction of Wassel type IV-D thumb duplication.

Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2020 Apr 9;52(2):147-150. Epub 2019 Oct 9.

Department of Hand Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Jiefang Ave 1277, Wuhan, Hubei, 430022, P. R. China.

Background:  Thumb duplication is one of common anomalies of the hand. Among of Wassel type IV subtypes, type IV-D duplication with a zigzag deformity is most challenging for reconstructing. Several factors may affect the surgical outcomes. Read More

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The "FraMo" System: A New Mini-Invasive Technique in the Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures.

Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 2019 Sep;23(3):102-110

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital.

Fractures of the proximal humerus are relatively common injuries in adults accounting for 5% of fractures. Nowadays the most common technique used is open reduction internal fixation with LCP plates. The risks associated with open reduction internal fixation had led us to develop and apply a "hybrid" system, which is based on external fixation and closed surgery principles. Read More

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September 2019

Intelligently Taking Out Universal Screws and Nail Caps After Spine Internal Fixation.

Orthop Surg 2019 Oct 20;11(5):903-905. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

Department of Orthopaedics, 313rd Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Huludao, Liaoning, China.

The purpose of this study was to present a surgical technique for taking out universal screw and nail caps which were difficult to removed. We used a variety of industrial hex wrenches, dental drills, and other equipment to take out internal hex nuts with different specifications (32 pieces) and universal screws (15 pieces) in 28 patients. A total of 32 nuts were taken out, 3 of which were polished by the industrial drill. Read More

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October 2019

Improved Vancouver Raman Algorithm Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition for Denoising Biological Samples.

Appl Spectrosc 2019 Dec 14;73(12):1436-1450. Epub 2019 Aug 14.

Laboratorio Nacional CI3M, Facultad de Ciencias & CICSaB, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, SLP, México.

A novel method based on the Vancouver Raman algorithm (VRA) and empirical mode decomposition (EMD) for denoising Raman spectra of biological samples is presented. The VRA is one of the most used methods for denoising Raman spectroscopy and is composed of two main steps: signal filtering and polynomial fitting. However, the signal filtering step consists in a simple mean filter that could eliminate spectrum peaks with small intensities or merge relatively close spectrum peaks into one single peak. Read More

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December 2019

The circular arc shaped nail for fixing the tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. After clinical results.

Injury 2019 Aug 1;50 Suppl 3:23-31. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Rostock University Medical Center, Dept. of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Schillingallee 35, D-18057, Rostock, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is commonly considered a salvage option for a variety of hindfoot disorders involving the ankle and subtalar joint mostly with concomitant deformity. Retrograde interlocking nailing represents one of the biomechanically most stable fixation modes after reduction of hindfoot geometry. The considerable complications, non-union and revision rates at a moderate outcome reported even with modern retrograde nails underscore the idea that the development of an optimized retrograde nail may be warranted. Read More

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The Impact of Cosmetics on the Physical Dimension and Optical Performance of Contemporary Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses.

Eye Contact Lens 2020 May;46(3):166-173

Centre for Ocular Lens Research & Education (CORE) (D.L., K.v.D., C.M., S.S., L.J.), School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada; and Currently Alcon Laboratories, Inc (S.S).

Purpose: Contact lens wearers may inadvertently expose their lenses during the lens insertion and removal process or while wearing their lenses to cosmetic products being used. This study investigated the impact of various cosmetics on the physical dimension and optical properties of three recently marketed monthly replacement silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

Methods: In this in vitro study, three monthly replacement silicone hydrogel lens types including senofilcon C (ACUVUE VITA, Johnson & Johnson), samfilcon A (Bausch+Lomb ULTRA, Bausch+Lomb), and lotrafilcon B+EOBO (polyoxyethylene-polyoxybutylene) (AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde, ALCON), were individually coated with cosmetic products followed by a 1-hr soak in phosphate-buffered saline. Read More

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[Closed reduction combined with Taylor three-dimensional space stent fixation for supracondylar femoral fracture in children].

Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 May;33(5):537-541

Department of Orthopedics, Yanshi City People's Hospital, Yanshi Henan, 471900, P.R.China.

Objective: To explore the effectiveness and safety of closed reduction combined with Taylor three-dimensional space stent fixation in treatment of supracondylar femoral fractures in children.

Methods: Between July 2008 and July 2016, 20 patients with supracondylar femoral fractures were treated with closed reduction combined with Taylor three-dimensional space stent fixation. There were 14 males and 6 females, with an average age of 10. Read More

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Reconstruction of a Thumb Defect Following Subungual Melanoma Resection Using Foucher's Flap.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2019 Mar;27(1):51-52

Assist. Prof. Krešimir Bulić, MD, PhD, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Plastic Surgery, Kišpatićeva 12 , 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia;

Dear Editor, The main challenge in the treatment of subungual melanoma in situ is obtaining adequate oncological resection while preserving the aesthetics and functionality of the affected digit (1). Traditionally, subungual melanoma in situ was treated with amputation of the distal phalanx of the digit, but management has recently become more conservative, attempting to preserve the full length of the digit (1). Although many recent studies support more conservative treatment by demonstrating successful results of the digit salvaging approach for both in situ and invasive subungual melanoma (1-3), there is still no agreed consensus in terms of the optimal surgical approach for this condition (1). Read More

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Arthrodesis of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint: Conventional open technique with a locking plate or compression pins versus minimally invasive technique with compression pins or screws.

Hand Surg Rehabil 2019 06 25;38(3):174-178. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of hand surgery, SOS main, CCOM, university hospital of Strasbourg, FMTS, university of Strasbourg, Icube CNRS 7357, hôpital de Hautepierre, 1, avenue Molière, 67200 Strasbourg cedex, France. Electronic address:

Arthrodesis of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint usually leads to satisfying results when performed with an open technique. The main complication is adhesion of the extensor tendons that sometimes requires hardware removal associated with tenolysis. The goal of this study was to assess whether a minimally invasive technique could reduce the risk of this complication. Read More

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The effect of various primers improving adhesiveness of gel polish hybrids on pH, TOWL and overall nail plates condition.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Cosmetology and Aesthetic Dermatology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

Background: Hybrid manicure is now a popular method of nail care and nail art, which is associated with its durability. Unfortunately, it has an adverse effect on pH, TOWL and overall nail plates condition and has not been investigated in detail so far.

Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the pH and TOWL of the hand nails after using different primers. Read More

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January 2019

Criterion-Based Audit of Hand Hygiene Performance During Caesarean Section at a Referral Hospital in Northern Tanzania: An Uncontrolled Interventional Study.

East Afr Health Res J 2019 29;3(2):134-140. Epub 2019 Nov 29.

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania.

Background: Health-care-associated infection (HCAI) is a big challenge in both low- and high-income countries. Around childbirth, infection is among the main causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Appropriate hand hygiene practice is a simple and cost-effective way of reducing HCAIs. Read More

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November 2019

Evaluation of structural damage and pH of nail plates of hands after applying different methods of decorating.

Int J Dermatol 2019 Mar 23;58(3):311-318. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Department of Cosmetology and Aesthetic Dermatology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of nail polish, gel polish hybrid, gel nail, and acrylic nail powder and the removal of these formulas on the nail plates properties, particularly the influence of different coatings on morphology and pH.

Methods: The morphology and structure of nail plates were analyzed with use of scanning electron microscopy. The pH values of the nail plates of hands were measured using the system Courage & Khazaka. Read More

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Rupture of a subungual glomus tumor of the finger.

BMC Cancer 2018 05 2;18(1):505. Epub 2018 May 2.

Department of Hand Surgery, Zhejiang Province People's Hospital, #158 Shang Tang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China, 310014.

Background: Glomus tumor is a rare benign neoplasm, which most frequently occurs in the subungual regions of digits. Tumor rupture and infection occurred in one patient with a glomus tumor have never been reported.

Case Presentation: We report a 59-year-old female presented to our hospital with a five-year history of progressively sharp pain and severe tenderness in the tip of her right middle finger. Read More

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A retrospective study of closed extension block pinning for mallet fractures: Analysis of predictors of postoperative range of motion.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2018 06 14;71(6):876-882. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Department of Hand Surgery, Tokyo Hand Surgery & Sports Medicine Institute, Takatsuki Orthopaedic Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Extension block pinning is a simple and reliable technique for mallet fractures, but poor results are sometimes obtained. The predictors of postoperative range of motion after extension block pinning of mallet fingers were investigated.

Methods: The outcomes for postoperative active motion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint, such as flexion angle, extension loss, and total range of motion, were examined. Read More

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