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Synopsis: 20 patients requiring casting for upper extremity injuries were randomized to receive either a waterproof liner or cotton liner in a fiberglass cast. Halfway through the treatment period, patients crossed-over and were treated with the other liner type. This study aimed Read More »
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Synopsis: 40 patients with a distal radius fracture have been included thus far in this randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of the intramedullary fixation (with the Sonoma Wrx Distal Radius Nail) versus volar locking plate fixation. The purpose of this study was to compare the two techniques in terms of outcome in DASH score and radiological parameters, as well as surgical data (incision scar size, tourniquet time). Lower DASH score Read More »
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Synopsis: 60 patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to either receive health information only from their doctor, or receive health information as well as an internet information source from their doctor. This was done to determine whether providing additional resources would improve patient knowledge on carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as patient satisfaction. Outcomes were assessed Read More »
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Synopsis: 60 patients undergoing in-situ ulnar nerve decompression for nerve entrapment were randomized to receive decompression through either the standard open method or through two transverse incisions made along the nerve, below the medial epicondyle. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the variation in incision location and style would impact patient outcomes. Pain, grip and Read More »
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Synopsis: 35 studies, containing a total of 2239 ganglia, were used for the systematic review, and 6 studies were analyzed through a meta-analysis. This was done to assess clinical outcomes of wrist ganglia treatments, and to allow for a comparison of the most popular options: open surgical excision, and aspiration. The results of Read More »
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Synopsis: 22 residency students due to perform an endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) were randomized to prepare for surgery by either using an ECTR simulator or through independent preparation without a simulator. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the simulator as an adjunct to surgical practice in order to improve procedural proficiency and surgical knowledge. Pre- and post-preparation Read More »
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Synopsis: 54 patients (57 thumbs) with chronic, non-degenerative hyperlaxity of the thumb and undergoing surgical stabilization of the thumb carpometacarpal joint were included in a cohort study, of which 16 patients were randomized to undergo the procedure through either a volar or dorsal approach. The purpose of the pilot randomized controlled trial was was to compare the results of the two approaches. Pain, grip strength, Read More »
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Synopsis: 111 patients with unstable distal radius fractures and undergoing surgery were randomized to volar locked plating (VLP) or external fixation (EF) with pins. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of each treatment over 5-year follow-up. Outcome measures included Read More »
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Synopsis: 28 patients were randomized to recieve either Exparel (bupivacaine extended-release liposome) or Marcaine (bupivacaine) following either carpometacarpal arthroplasty (CMCA) or proximal row carpectomy (PRC). The purpose of the study was to determine whether Exparel was effective in reducing pain, reducing opioid use and opioid side effects, and improving long-term hand function when compared to Marcaine. Outcomes that were Read More »
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Synopsis: 162 patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release were randomized to be splinted for two weeks postoperatively, or to receive no splinting. The purpose of this study was to examine whether there was a difference in outcome between the two practices. Outcome measures were Read More »
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Synopsis: 40 pediatric patients with a boxer's fracture were randomized to receive either an ulnar gutter plaster splint or a thermoplastic hand-based splint for the treatment of a boxer's fracture. The purpose of the study was to compare the two treatments based on pain, a PODCI questionnaire, ROM, and grip strength. Based on the Read More »
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Synopsis: A total of 200 patients were randomized to complete either the Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ) or a QuickDASH questionnaire using either an iPad or the standard pen and paper method following hand surgery. The purpose of the study was to assess whether an iPad would offer advantages in terms of patient preference, rate of completion, number of omissions, ease of use, and time to complete. The iPad was Read More »
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