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Surgical Skills
Arthrodesis of the Interphalangeal Joints and Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint
Master Techniques in Hand Surgery (2013 Specialty Day) - SESSION V: DIGITAL/BASAL JOINT ARTHRITIS
Duration: 9:01
Mid Carpal Instability
Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction & Arthroscopy: A Master Skills Publication - Chapter 13: Midcarpal Instability
Duration: 1:20
Locked Cruciate Flexor Tendon Repair Technique - Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity (Video 14.1)
Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication
Postcourse: Radial Forearm - presentation and demonstration
Postcourse: Soft Tissue Reconstruction (Annual Meeting 2012)
Duration: 33:53
DR Osteotomy
Chapter 09: Treatment of Intra-articular Distal Radius Fractures - Hand Surgery Update IV
Fingertip Injury
Chapter 32: Fingertip Injuries and Amputations - Hand Surgery Update IV
Duration: 1:41
Featured Images
Figure 1 - Specimen of collapsed lunate in advanced Kienböck Disease.
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Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
Twenty-four specimens of the collapsed lunate were obtained at the time of tendon-ball implantation procedure for advanced Kienböck disease in stage IIIB and IV. All excised lunates were elongated in the dorsal-palmar direction, and flattened in the proximo-distal direction. Articular cartilage was attenuated. There was a major fracture accompanied by multiple minor fractures in the specimen.
Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
Creator: Yasuo Ueba, MD, PhD
Figure 2 - Three types of fracture patterns in final stage of Kienböck disease: A) proximo-distal type; B) dual oblique type; C) dorsal-palmar type.
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Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
The fracture pattern was classified into 3 types according to the running direction of the major fracture, namely A: proximo-distal type, B: dual oblique type, and C: dorsal-palmar type.
Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
Creator: Yasuo Ueba, MD, PhD
Figure 3 - Cut surface of lunate specimen in final stage of Kienböck Disease.
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Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
The cut surface of the specimen demonstrated a mosaic pattern of the pinkish vital areas and yellowish necrotic areas.
Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
Creator: Yasuo Ueba, MD, PhD
Figure 4 - HE stain slide of lunate in Kienböck disease demonstrating numerous osteoblasts and chondrocytes.
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Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
There were numerous osteoblasts and chondrocytes at the junction of vital and necrotic areas under microscopic examination on a HE stain slide, indicating new bone formation.
Etiology and Treatment of Kienböck Disease
Creator: Yasuo Ueba, MD, PhD
ASSH Newsletters
Correspondence News
February 2013 Correspondence News
The joints of the wrist, metacarpophalangeal joints, and interphalangeal joints taken together represent an intercalated system and are dynamically interdependent.
February 2013 Correspondence News
Creator: Austin D. Potenza, MD, FACS
Correspondence News
September 2013 Correspondence News
If you are interested in third world medicine, you are likely to find it on your doorstep.
September 2013 Correspondence News
Creator: Bahman Sadr, MD
Correspondence News
April 2013 Correspondence News
In office surgery is convenient for patients and may result in increased reimbursements. Important factors to consider include lighting, equipment, and set-up.
April 2013 Correspondence News
Creator: James G. Reid, MD
Correspondence News
February 2012 Correspondence News
The position of the thumb metacarpal can be assessed by comparing it to the index finger metacarpal height.
February 2012 Correspondence News
Creator: Jack A. McCarthy, MD
New CME Courses
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Online Course

Subscribers will find articles designed for CME in the Review section of the Journal of Hand Surgery.

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Online Course - MOC Approved
This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (IC07) presented at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.
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Online Course - MOC Approved
This is an internet-based, enduring material CME activity based upon the digital capture of an instructional course (IC25) presented at the 2013 ASSH Annual Meeting.

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