Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reports matching: American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting 2014
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Synopsis: 581 patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) were randomized to receive standard or repeat preoperative skin antisepsis, to determine if repeat skin antisepsis is a beneficial addition to standard skin preparation. Results indicated that repeat skin antisepsis before incise draping significantly reduced surgical site infections compared to standard antisepsis. There was no Read More »
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Synopsis: 18 studies (level II evidence and below) investigating the use of open simple or endoscopic release of idiopathic cubital tunnel syndrome were included in this systematic review to compare the clinical outcome and complication rates between these procedures. The results of the study demonstrated that open simple decompression and endoscopic decompression are both effective treatments for cubical tunnel syndrome. Assessments of complications Read More »
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Synopsis: 26 studies were included in this meta-analysis to determine the optimal treatment for stenosing flexor tenosynovitis (trigger finger) by comparing percutaneous release (11 studies), open surgery (8 studies) and corticoid steroid injections (7 studies). The chance of success with percutaneous was 94%, compared to 92% in open release group and only 65% for steroid administration group. Open surgery and Read More »
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Synopsis: Data from 11 studies spanning 11,448 patients was analyzed to investigate the benefit of prophylactic antibiotics for simple hand lacerations or injuries. Infection rate in prophylactic antibiotic patients was 1.35% compared to 0.75% in patients not administered prophylactic antibiotics, which demonstrated a lack of clinical benefit associated with the use of prophylactic antibiotics. The study recommended Read More »
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Synopsis: 63 RCTs completing research on hand or elbow orthopaedic topics were analyzed to determine if current randomized control trials, regarding hand and elbow treatment, are performed in a manner that allow for high quality evidence reporting. The results of the review indicated that although there has been an improvement in RCTs over the last decade, a large number of studies are still found to be “poor” based on the Modified Coleman Methodology Score and Jadad scale. Common methodological deficiencies Read More »
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