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Reliability of radio-ulnar and carpal alignment measurements in the wrist between radiographs and 3D imaging.

Eur J Radiol 2022 Jun 22;154:110417. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

Diagnostic department, Radiology Unit, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Genève, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Objective: Conventional radiography is the first modality to investigate the radio-ulno-carpal joint in the event of trauma or instability. This study sought to determine the reliability of cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) and scout of view in evaluating carpal alignment compared with conventional radiographs in order to assess the influence of wrist kinematics on usual measurements.

Materials And Methods: We prospectively recruited 305 patients who successively underwent plain radiography and CBCT. Read More

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Sensitivity analysis guided improvement of an electromyogram-driven lumped parameter musculoskeletal hand model.

J Biomech 2022 Jun 16;141:111200. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, United States; UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States. Electronic address:

EMG-driven neuromusculoskeletal models have been used to study many impairments and hold great potential to facilitate human-machine interactions for rehabilitation. A challenge to successful clinical application is the need to optimize the model parameters to produce accurate kinematic predictions. In order to identify the key parameters, we used Monte-Carlo simulations to evaluate the sensitivities of wrist and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) flexion/extension prediction accuracies for an EMG-driven, lumped-parameter musculoskeletal model. Read More

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Common Hand Conditions: A Review.

JAMA 2022 06;327(24):2434-2445

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri.

Importance: Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, de Quervain tenosynovitis, and basilar (carpometacarpal) joint arthritis of the thumb can be associated with significant disability.

Observations: Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by numbness and tingling in the thumb and the index, middle, and radial ring fingers and by weakness of thumb opposition when severe. It is more common in women and people who are obese, have diabetes, and work in occupations involving use of keyboards, computer mouse, heavy machinery, or vibrating manual tools. Read More

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A detailed macroscopic scoring system for experimental post-traumatic Osteoarthritis in the equine middle carpal joint.

BMC Res Notes 2022 Jun 27;15(1):226. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Højbakkegaard Allé 5, 2630, Taastrup, Denmark.

Objective: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant health issue in humans as well as horses. Experimental models of equine carpal OA have been used to investigate OA pathogenesis and potential therapeutic candidates. A 5-scale scoring system (OARSI) for macroscopic pathological cartilage changes already exists, but there is a need for a scoring system with better differentiation of severity. Read More

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Clinical features and treatment outcome of wrist tuberculosis in adult- a retrospective study of 84 consecutive cases with minimum of 2 years follow up.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Jun 28;23(1):618. Epub 2022 Jun 28.

Department of Microrepair and Reconstruction, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Background: Wrist tuberculosis (TB) is a rare disease that may result in residual deformity, pain, or stiffness even after proper antitubercular chemotherapy (ATT) and surgical intervention. The aim of our study is to present clinical features and functional outcomes of wrist TB in a consecutive series of 84 adult patients with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up.

Methods: Clinical features and treatment outcomes of 84 consecutive adult patients with wrist TB from January 2003 to June 2018 including 45 men and 39 women, with a mean age of 46. Read More

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Functional improvement by body-powered 3D-printed prosthesis in patients with finger amputation: Two case reports.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Jun 24;101(25):e29182. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Rehabilitation Center, Incheon Workers' Compensation Hospital, Incheon, Korea.

Rationale: The most common upper limb amputations are finger amputations, resulting in functional limitations that lead to problems with activities of daily living or job loss. For many years, prosthetic options for finger amputations have been limited to passive prostheses. In many countries including South Korea, body-powered finger prostheses have rarely been prescribed due to high cost, lack of experience of physicians and prosthetists, low interest and no coverage by insurance benefits. Read More

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Design and Performance Analysis of a Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Compatible Device for Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury Diagnosis.

J Healthc Eng 2022 16;2022:9688441. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

China University of Mining and Technology, College of Architecture and Design, School of Industrial Design, 1 Daxue Road, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Pain and injury of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) due to overuse or trauma are commonly diagnosed through static MRI scanning, while TFCC is always involved in radial and ulnar deviation of the wrist. To the best of our knowledge, a dynamic MRI diagnostic method and auxiliary tool have not been applied or fully developed in the literature. As such, this study presents the design and evaluation of a dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) auxiliary tool for TFCC injury diagnosis. Read More

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Design of a Smart Elbow Brace as a Home-Based Rehabilitation Device.

Comput Intell Neurosci 2022 16;2022:3754931. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.

Poststroke and traumatic elbow injuries are the most common cause of elbow stiffness, which results in loss of functional range of motion (ROM). Various studies support early mobilization of the elbow joint after injury or after surgery to reduce risks of elbow stiffness development. After hospitalization, patients are required to follow a long-term rehabilitation program during home recovery. Read More

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The progress in the classification and treatment of scaphoid nonunion.

Surgeon 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Orthopaedic, 920th Hospital of Joint Logistics Support Force, Kunming 650032, China. Electronic address:

Scaphoid fracture is the most common carpal fracture, accounting for 50%-80% of all carpal fractures in the Youngers and manual workers. The nonunion rate of scaphoid fractures was approximately 10-15%. Scaphoid nonunion can lead to wrist deformity, wrist collapse, ischemic necrosis, and traumatic osteoarthritis resulting in the loss of wrist function and seriously influence the patients' lives. Read More

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Simultaneous control of 2DOF upper-limb prosthesis with body compensations-based control: a multiple cases study.

IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2022 Jun 24;PP. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

Controlling several joints simultaneously is a common feature of natural arm movements. Robotic prostheses shall offer this possibility to their wearer. Yet, existing approaches to control a robotic upper-limb prosthesis from myoelectric interfaces do not satisfactorily respond to this need: standard methods provide sequential joint-by-joint motion control only; advanced pattern recognition-based approaches allow the control of a limited subset of synchronized multi-joint movements and remain complex to set up. Read More

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Deep Learning-Based Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Hand X-ray Images Conforming to Modified Total Sharp/van der Heijde Score.

Biomedicines 2022 Jun 8;10(6). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Information Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei City 112, Taiwan.

Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease; early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for its management. Currently, the modified total Sharp score (mTSS) is widely used as a scoring system for RA. The standard screening process for assessing mTSS is tedious and time-consuming. Read More

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Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon in a lacrosse player.

Phys Sportsmed 2022 Jun 30:1-4. Epub 2022 Jun 30.

Department of Family Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, USA.

Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon at the wrist has been reported with predisposing factors to include distal radius fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic or local steroids, and repetitive abnormal motion of the wrist joint.We present a case of an 18-year-old college lacrosse player without history of known predisposing factors who presented with an acute inability to extend the interphalangeal (IP) joint of his right thumb. Preoperative musculoskeletal ultrasound demonstrated rupture of the EPL tendon proximal to the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. Read More

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Chronic Isolated Dorsal Dislocation of the Lunate. A Rare Presentation of Carpal Instability.

Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr 2022 Jan-Apr;17(1):59-62

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.

Isolated dorsal lunate dislocation is a rare injury. Only one case has been reported previously in which the treatment was performed in the chronic stage. In this report, we present the case of a 49-year-old handworker male who presented a dorsal dislocation of the lunate after a traffic accident. Read More

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[Wrist arthroscopy assisted open reduction and volar ligament reconstruction through osseous internal fixation for the treatment of distal radius Fernandez type Ⅳ fractures].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2022 Jun;35(6):566-71

Sichuan Province Orthopaedics Hospital, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China.

Objective: To explore clinical effect of treatment for distal radius Fernandez type Ⅳ fractures by wrist arthroscopy assisted open reduction and volar ligament reconstruction through osseous, internal fixation.

Methods: From January 2018 to December 2019, 11 patients distal radius Fernandez type Ⅳ fractures treated with wrist arthroscopy assisted open reduction and volar ligament reconstruction through osseous, internal fixation, including 8 males and 3 females, aged from 23 to 42 years old. The fracture were all calssified to type Ⅳ according to Fernandez classification. Read More

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Distal radioulnar joint kinematics before surgery and 12 months following open foveal reinsertion of the triangular fibrocartilage complex: comparison with the contralateral non-injured joint.

Acta Orthop 2022 Jun 21;93:574-582. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University; AutoRSA Research Group, Orthopaedic Research Unit, Aarhus University Hospital; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Background And Purpose: Foveal triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) lesion may cause distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability. Dynamic radiostereometry (dRSA) has been validated for objective measurement of DRUJ kinematics. We evaluated DRUJ kinematics by dRSA before surgery and 12 months following open foveal reinsertion of the TFCC in comparison with contralateral non-injured DRUJs. Read More

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An algorithmic diagnostic approach to scapholunate ligament injuries based on comparison of X-ray examinations and arthroscopy in 414 patients.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022 May 4. Epub 2022 May 4.

Department of Hand, Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery, BG Trauma Center, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Schnarrenbergstr. 95, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.

Conventional X-ray imaging is usually the first diagnostic assessment after clinical examination in case of suspected scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) injury. Nevertheless, there is no consensus on the norms of the scapholunate distance (SLD) or carpal angles. Therefore, we aimed to determine the utility of static and dynamic radiographs in the diagnostic of an SLIL injury in comparison with the reference standard arthroscopy. Read More

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Occupational cold exposure and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome - a population-based study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2022 Jun 21;23(1):596. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Section of Sustainable Health, Umeå University, 901 87, Umeå, Sweden.

Background: Cold exposure is an underrecognized occupational hazard that may increase the risk of peripheral nerve entrapment. The aim of this study was to determine if self-reported occupational exposure to contact and ambient cooling was associated with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Methods: In this mainly cross-sectional study, surveys were conducted on a population-based sample of men and women between 18 and 70 years of age, living in northern Sweden. Read More

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Biomechanical characteristics of slashing attack on different body parts of a dummy using a kitchen knife.

Int J Legal Med 2022 Jun 17. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Research Center for Sports Psychology and Biomechanics, China Institute of Sport Science, Beijing, 100061, China.

Background: Slashing attack is one of the most common ways of committing a homicide. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical characteristics of slashing different body parts of a dummy by young males and females using a Chinese kitchen knife and thus provide scientific evidence for criminal investigations and court trials.

Methods: A total of 12 male and 12 female college students participated in this study. Read More

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Pancarpal dissociation, a very rare type of injury: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Jun 17;101(24):e29479. Epub 2022 Jun 17.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: Pan-carpal dissociation is very rare injury and there is little information as to diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of this injury.

Patient Concerns: A 35-year-man presented to our hospital with severe pain and swelling of the left wrist and forearm after slipping and falling while riding a motorcycle.

Diagnosis: The wrist simple radiographs demonstrated unrecognizable severe fracture-dislocation of the carpal bones concomitant with fractures of the radioulnar shaft. Read More

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A Dynamic Submaximal Fatigue Protocol Alters Wrist Biomechanical Properties and Proprioception.

Front Hum Neurosci 2022 30;16:887270. Epub 2022 May 30.

Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy.

Fatigue is a temporary condition that arises as a result of intense and/or prolonged use of muscles and can affect skilled human performance. Therefore, the quantitative analysis of these effects is a topic of crucial interest in both ergonomics and clinical settings. This study introduced a novel protocol, based on robotic techniques, to quantitatively assess the effects of fatigue on the human wrist joint. Read More

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Adverse events associated with manual therapy of peripheral joints: A scoping review.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2022 Jul 20;31:159-163. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, United States; Chatham University, United States. Electronic address:

Methods: We performed a systematic review of potential adverse events (AEs) of manual therapy to peripheral joints using PubMed, CINAHL, PEDro, AMED, and Google Scholar with a single term for each peripheral body region (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot). Inclusion criteria included articles that examined or reported the occurrence of AEs. Exclusion criteria included literature discussing treatment other than manual therapy or surgery. Read More

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Muscle responses during radial nerve-biased upper limb neurodynamic test in asymptomatic individuals: a cross-sectional study.

J Man Manip Ther 2022 Jun 16:1-8. Epub 2022 Jun 16.

Musculoskeletal Research Unit (UIM), University Center for Assistance, Teaching and Research (CUADI), University of Gran Rosario (UGR), Rosario, Argentina.

This laboratory cross-sectional study aimed at explore the muscle response (MR) of the upper trapezius, infraspinatus, biceps brachii and extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) during the radial nerve-biased upper limb neurodynamic test (RN-ULNT) in healthy participants. Myoelectric activity was stage-by-stage recorded during two sequencing variants of the RN-ULNT: S1, in which elbow extension was the last movement; and S2, in which wrist flexion was the last movement. Final elbow and wrist joint angle and sensory response (SR) in five zones (Z1-Z5) were also registered. Read More

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Clinical outcomes of open-wedge corrective osteotomy using autogenous or allogenic bone grafts for malunited distal radius: A novel parameter for measuring the rate of bone union.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2022 May;56(3):199-204

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Objective: The aims of the study were (1) to compare outcomes in terms of malunited distal radius bone union in open-wedge corrective osteotomy using autogenous or allogenic bone and (2) to introduce a new parameter that quantifies the rate of the bone union.

Methods: This retrospective study included 22 patients (14 males, 8 females) who underwent open-wedge corrective osteotomy with bone grafting for a malunited distal radius fracture between January 2006 and December 2018 were enrolled. The mean follow-up duration was 57. Read More

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Simultaneous Bilateral Chronic Volar Lunate Dislocation: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2022 04 15;12(2). Epub 2022 Jun 15.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan.

Case: A 24-year-old professional judo competitor suffered injuries to both the wrists when he fell on his back while lifting a 90-kg barbell in the bilateral dorsiflexed wrist position. Simultaneous bilateral volar lunate dislocation had been missed for a year. The degenerated lunates were simultaneously removed using a palmar approach. Read More

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Computer-assisted correction of incongruent distal radioulnar joints in patients with symptomatic ulnar-minus variance.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2022 Jun 14:17531934221091870. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Orthopedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.

Our study described a computer-assisted, three-dimensional (3-D), planned surgical technique of a radial shortening osteotomy. The osteotomy of the distal radius was planned with computer assistance on 3-D bone models based on computed tomography data. The objective was to maximize the contact zone of the sigmoid notch with the ulnar head. Read More

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Four-dimensional computed tomography: musculoskeletal applications.

Can J Surg 2022 May-Jun;65(3):E388-E393. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

From the Section of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary Alta.

Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT), or dynamic CT, is an emerging modality with a wealth of orthopedic applications for both clinical practice and research. This technology creates CT volumes of a moving structure at multiple time points to depict real-time motion. Recent advances in acquisition technology and reduction in radiation dosage have allowed for increased adoption of the modality and have made imaging of joint motion feasible and safe. Read More

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Crack-Based Core-Sheath Fiber Strain Sensors with an Ultralow Detection Limit and an Ultrawide Working Range.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2022 Jun 13;14(25):29167-29175. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, PR China.

With the booming development of flexible wearable sensing devices, flexible stretchable strain sensors with crack structure and high sensitivity have been widely concerned. However, the narrow sensing range has been hindering the development of crack-based strain sensors. In addition, the existence of the crack structure may reduce the interface compatibility between the elastic matrix and the sensing material. Read More

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Can Diffusion Tensor Imaging Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Hand (N Y) 2022 Jun 13:15589447221096706. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.

Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can detect microstructural changes in peripheral nerves. Studies have reported that the median nerve apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), a quantification of water molecule diffusion direction, is sensitive in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Five databases were searched for studies using ADC to investigate CTS. Read More

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Acta Ortop Bras 2022 23;30(3):e245185. Epub 2022 May 23.

Universidade Federal do Ceará, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Objective: To study epidemiology, fracture pattern, associated injuries, and treatment of individuals with bilateral distal radius fracture, in a tertiary hospital.

Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study developed based on patients with bilateral distal radius fracture from January 2012 to November 2017. Demographic data, trauma mechanism, radiological patterns, degree of deviation, associated injuries, classification of fractures according to the Association of Osteosynthesis (AO), the Salter-Harris (SH) and Frykman scales, and type of treatment used in each case. Read More

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The Effect of a Virtual Reality-mediated Gamified Rehabilitation Program on Upper Extremity Functions in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: To investigate the effects of a virtual reality-mediated gamified rehabilitation program on upper extremity functions, skills, range of motion, muscle tone, and quality of life in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

Design: This prospective, randomized and controlled study included 36 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Children were randomized into two groups, the virtual reality group (n = 18) and the control group (n = 18). Read More

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