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Patient Satisfaction with Treatments for Dupuytren’s Disease

October 24, 2016 12:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Patient Satisfaction with Collagenase rather than Surgery for Dupuytren\'s Disease Collagenase injection for mild to moderate Dupuytren\'s contracture is used to rupture the Dupuytren\'s cord and improve the posture of one\'s finger without actual removal of the otherwise prominent disease. A study by Witthaut reported 71% of patients being very…

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Computers and CTS – Is there an association?

October 17, 2016 12:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Computers and CTS - Is there an association? To date I have been unconvinced from the literature and personal experience that use of computers ties to the development or progression of carpal tunnel syndrome. An article by Mediouni, Bodin and Dale published in the British Medical Journal Open in 2015,…

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Carpal Tunnel Relief for Paraplegics

June 16, 2014 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There is a controversy about how patients treated for carpal tunnel syndrome who depend on being able to operate independently in a wheelchair will come out. A historic article from Ranchos Los Amigos in Los Angeles years ago claimed, in general, a poor result in carpal tunnel release in paraplegics,…

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Physicians Responsibility

June 3, 2014 10:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Physicians Responsibility in Making Medical Legal-Decision I have a hard time believing that board-certified doctors can’t clarify issues with patients when they come in to be seen accurately and honestly reporting that the complaints and the physicians’ findings in such a way that the answers are cut and dry with…

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Radiofrequency Lesioning for Tennis Elbow

May 24, 2014 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Radiofrequency Lesioning for Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylalgia) Tasto, et al in the Journal of Arthroscopic-Related Surgery, July 2005, reported on 13 patients in whom a 1-inch incision was used to expose the forearm extensor muscle origin at the elbow. They cauterized the extensor origin with a radiofrequency probe and achieved…

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Too Large for a Total Knee Replacement?

May 1, 2014 11:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Baker, et al, reported on the association between body mass index (obesity or not) and the outcomes of total knee joint replacement. The researchers found that patients derive equivalent functional benefit following total knee replacement irrespectively of their preoperative BMI. The significance of this is that the study argues against…

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