Vascular Evaluation of the Hand

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Vascular Evaluation of the Hand Christopher M. Jones Beatrice L. Grasu INTRODUCTION A diagnosis of vascular insufficiency of the upper extremity begins with taking a thorough history and performing a…

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Hand and Wrist Anatomy

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Hand and Wrist Anatomy Mark K. Solarz Robert C. Matthias Jr. INTRODUCTION Comprehensive knowledge of upper extremity anatomy is the foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of hand and wrist…

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Rehabilitation and Splinting

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Rehabilitation and Splinting James D. Bedford Sarah Turner INTRODUCTION All decisions regarding rehabilitation should be customized to the injury and to the patient. It is important for the hand surgeon…

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How to Remove a Tight Ring

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How to Remove a Tight Ring John C. Elfar David J. Ciufo INTRODUCTION Constrictive rings are a common problem encountered in acute care settings. A tight ring may occur either…

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Burns

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Burns Ryan M. Garcia Michael S. Gart INTRODUCTION Demographics 1 200 000 burn cases in the United States per year Increased survival secondary to critical care measures has led to…

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Upper Extremity Gunshot Wounds

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Upper Extremity Gunshot Wounds Alex C. Lesiak John R. Fowler INTRODUCTION Mechanism of injury Penetration of the upper extremity by a bullet or other missile projected by a firearm Pathoanatomy…

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Frostbite

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Frostbite Michael S. Gart INTRODUCTION Frostbite is an injury that occurs in tissues exposed to extreme cold temperatures, often as a result of inadequate protection from the environment. The severity…

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Ring Avulsion Injuries

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Ring Avulsion Injuries Evan H. Horowitz Michael Guju Francisco A. Schwartz-Fernandes INTRODUCTION Definition Acute trauma to a finger caused by a sudden force on a ring, leading to skin and…

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High-Pressure Injection Injuries

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High-Pressure Injection Injuries Erez Avisar High-pressure injection (HPI) injury has the potential to cause devastating injury to the limb. It has a high risk of being overlooked due to its…

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Fingertip Amputations

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Fingertip Amputations Robert Ryu Hisham M. Awan INTRODUCTION Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injuries presenting to emergency departments. Fingertip injuries with soft tissue loss may be time-intensive and…

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