ORTHOPEDIC

Dressing

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The application of a dressing marks the end of surgery and is in itself an art form. The dressing is the only part of surgery that the patient can visualize…

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Sprains and Dislocations of the Fingers

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Sprains and dislocations of the fingers are common and mainly concern the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints of the long fingers, the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb, and more rarely…

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Hand Replantations

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Although the replantation of a hand is certainly spectacular, it may seem less demanding technically than a digital replantation. There are, however, many problems that remain to be solved, given…

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Temporary Amputations and Permanent Amputations

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Whatever the level of mutilation and finger concerned, carrying out a digital amputation is a significant surgical procedure with functional consequences. We speak of “temporary” amputation when a subsequent reconstruction…

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Revascularization

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The diagnosis of a finger devascularization, single or multiple, should be made upon admission of the patient because it defines the degree of urgency. Revascularization consists of restoring arterial inflow…

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Injury Assessment and Operative Strategy

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Injuries of the hand are common and account for 30% of work-related accidents and also a significant percentage of household and leisure accidents. There are 400,000 people with work-related hand…

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Instrumentation and Technical Equipment

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The practice of hand surgery requires appropriate instrumentation. The instruments used should be adapted in size to the tissue structures themselves, and the instruments should have an ergonomic handle for…

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Emergency Microsurgery of the Upper Extremity

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Introduction Severe upper extremity and hand injuries have significant morbidity and economic impact. Recovery may be long and complicated, placing the patient and his or her livelihood at risk. Significant…

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