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  • What’s New in Orthopaedic Trauma

    Source: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

    This update presents a synopsis of the most clinically relevant high-quality studies related to orthopaedic trauma from the past twelve months. Key methods (♦), results (➢), and take-home points (✶) for these studies are presented.

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  • Hand Function in Adults with Radial Longitudinal Deficiency

    Source: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery


    Functional impairment in individuals with radial longitudinal deficiency can be influenced by several factors, including a short and bowed forearm, radial deviation of the wrist, a non-functional or absent thumb, limited finger motion, and impaired grip strength, but their relationship with activity and participation in adults with radial deficiency is not known.

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  • Lack of Benefit of Physical Therapy on Function Following Supracondylar Humeral Fracture

    Source: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

    The goal of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of physical therapy in restoring function and mobility after a pediatric supracondylar humeral fracture.

    The study included sixty-one patients from five to twelve years of age with a supracondylar humeral fracture that was treated with casting or with closed reduction and pinning followed by casting. Patients were randomized to receive either no further treatment (no-PT group) or six sessions of a standardized hospital-based physical therapy program (PT group). The ASK-p (Activities Scale for Kids-performance version) and self-assessments of activity were used to assess function at one, nine, fifteen, and twenty-seven weeks after injury.

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  • Comparison of Compression Screw and Perpendicular Clamp in Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy

    Source: Journal of Hand Surgery

    Methods

    Fourteen fresh-frozen cadaveric human forearms were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Group I (n = 7) underwent USO according to the traditional AO plate fixation technique using a screw placed eccentrically in an oblong hole to generate compression at the osteotomy site. Group II (n = 7) underwent USO with a commercially available USO plating system using a clamp placed perpendicular to the osteotomy site to generate compression. Both techniques involved a 2-mm resection osteotomy performed with cutting jigs to minimize variability and an interfragmentary lag screw to augment compression.

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  • Radial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Little Finger Proximal Interphalangeal Joint in Young Pianists

    Source: Journal of Hand Surgery

    Methods

    Between 2005 and 2012, we treated 6 cases of radial collateral ligament injury of the little finger proximal interphalangeal joint in young piano players at a single referral center. We conducted a retrospective review of charts and radiographs and telephone-interviewed all patients at a mean follow-up of 33 months (range, 12–66 mo) to evaluate features of this injury.

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