forearm injuries

Summary

Summary: Injuries to the part of the upper limb of the body between the wrist and elbow.

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  1. Maggi S, Noale M, Giannini S, Adami S, DeFeo D, Isaia G, et al. Quantitative heel ultrasound in a population-based study in Italy and its relationship with fracture history: the ESOPO study. Osteoporos Int. 2006;17:237-44 pubmed
    ..These results confirm the suitability of US measurements as a tool for detecting individuals at risk of fractures...
  2. Rosberg H, Carlsson K, Dahlin L. Prospective study of patients with injuries to the hand and forearm: costs, function, and general health. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 2005;39:360-9 pubmed
    ..Injuries to hand and forearm may generate high costs for society in terms of health care and long periods of sick-leave (lost production), but even minor injuries should be accounted for...
  3. Ljungberg E, Dahlin L, Granath F, Blomqvist P. Hospitalized Swedish children with hand and forearm injuries: a retrospective review. Acta Paediatr. 2006;95:62-7 pubmed
    ..To analyse incidences and find risk groups in children hospitalized with hand injuries in a national retrospective study...
  4. Siris E, Brenneman S, Barrett Connor E, Miller P, Sajjan S, Berger M, et al. The effect of age and bone mineral density on the absolute, excess, and relative risk of fracture in postmenopausal women aged 50-99: results from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment (NORA). Osteoporos Int. 2006;17:565-74 pubmed
  5. Rosberg H, Carlsson K, Höjgård S, Lindgren B, Lundborg G, Dahlin L. Injury to the human median and ulnar nerves in the forearm--analysis of costs for treatment and rehabilitation of 69 patients in southern Sweden. J Hand Surg Br. 2005;30:35-9 pubmed
    ..The costs within the health-care sector were also higher for patients who changed work after the injury and if both nerves were injured. Outcome was dependent on age and repair method...
  6. Ljungberg E, Steen Carlsson K, Dahlin L. Risks for, and causes of, injuries to the hand and forearm: a study in children 0 to 6 years old. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 2006;40:166-74 pubmed
    ..There was no increase in incidence in children with a foreign background (IRR 1.19, 95% CI 0.64 to 2.28). Advice about prevention will be distributed to parents to encourage safer environments in homes...
  7. Karacalar A, Sen C, Engin S, Ozcan M. Proximally pedicled musculocutaneous anterior interosseous flap for cubital fossa reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2004;53:79-82 pubmed
    ..The important conclusion from this case is that the superior perforating branch of the anterior interosseous artery may be used as the basis of an alternative regional flap for the cubital fossa...
  8. Murray P. Diagnosis and treatment of longitudinal instability of the forearm. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2005;9:29-34 pubmed
    ..Successful treatment of radioulnar dissociation is predicated on early diagnosis of the condition...
  9. Isik C, Demirhan A, Karabekmez F, Tekelioglu U, Altunhan H, Ozlu T. Forearm compartment syndrome owing to being stuck in the birth canal: a case report. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47:e37-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Early diagnosis and timely intervention are of paramount importance to achieve the best outcome. In the present case, we describe a newborn with forearm compartment syndrome owing to being stuck in the birth canal...

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  1. Bach O. Musculo skeletal trauma in an East African public hospital. Injury. 2004;35:401-6 pubmed
    ..However, transforming it into "appropriate technologies" is most rewarding not only for the individual trauma surgeon, but for the wider community within orthopaedics...
  2. Sommerlad M, Beier C, Kaufmann R. [Dermatitis artefacta presenting as photodermatosis]. Hautarzt. 2007;58:153-5 pubmed
    ..Faced with the diagnosed the patient admitted she had induced the lesions and was referred for psychiatric care...
  3. Hacıkerim Karşıdağ S, Ozkaya O, Ugurlu K, Bas L. The practice of plastic surgery in emergency trauma surgery: a retrospective glance at 10,732 patients. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2011;17:33-40 pubmed
    ..Due to the abundance of anatomic regions comprising the targets of this field of specialization, plastic surgery is continuously gaining in importance in emergency traumatology...
  4. Karagiannopoulos C, Sitler M, Michlovitz S. Reliability of 2 functional goniometric methods for measuring forearm pronation and supination active range of motion. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2003;33:523-31 pubmed
    ..Test-retest reliability study...
  5. Jiang P, Fan C, Cai P. [Cross-bridge vascular anastomosis free tissue transplantation in repairing tissue defects of extremities]. Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2007;21:710-3 pubmed
    ..To investigate the application and effect of the cross-bridge vascular anastomosis free flap transplantation for tissue defects of extremities...
  6. Liang G, Yu G, Sun J. [Application of pedicled muscular flaps of brachioradialis in repairing wounds at proximal forearm resulted]. Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2009;25:340-3 pubmed
    ..To explore the clinical effects of pedicled muscular flaps of brachioradialis in repairing wounds at proximal forearm resulted from hot crush injury...
  7. Sinikumpu J, Pokka T, Serlo W. The changing pattern of pediatric both-bone forearm shaft fractures among 86,000 children from 1997 to 2009. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2013;23:289-96 pubmed publisher
    ..The treatment of forearm shaft fractures is evolving. The purpose of the study was to analyze the pattern of forearm shaft fractures and their treatment in a population of children in recent years...
  8. Sinikumpu J, Lautamo A, Pokka T, Serlo W. The increasing incidence of paediatric diaphyseal both-bone forearm fractures and their internal fixation during the last decade. Injury. 2012;43:362-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Another objective was to study the background factors, treatment, and re-displacement of these fractures...
  9. Sziray A, Karolyi Z. [Management of the common European viper's bite--a case report]. Orv Hetil. 2011;152:1661-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In connection with the case, authors provide an overview of the clinical symptoms caused by viper venom, and current issues of professional care...
  10. Berger P, De Graaf J, Leemans R. The use of elastic intramedullary nailing in the stabilisation of paediatric fractures. Injury. 2005;36:1217-20 pubmed
    ..The treatment of paediatric long-bone fractures remains controversial. Elastic intramedullary nailing has been proposed as an alternative for the treatment of paediatric long-bone fractures...
  11. Martin J, Monteagudo C, Alonso V, Llombart B, de la Fuente C, Garcia L, et al. Basal cell carcinomas arising on a skin graft secondary to a thermal burn scar. Burns. 2005;31:789-91 pubmed
  12. Nithyananth M, Cherian V, Amritanand R, Venkatesh K, Lee V, Sundararaj G. Childhood nonunion of ulna presenting with wrist deformity in an adult: a case report. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008;128:717-22 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to the standard treatment of nonunion, maintenance of the relative lengths of radius and ulna is essential, to obtain optimum function...
  13. Sennels H, Sand J, Madsen B, Lauritzen J, Fenger M, Jørgensen H. Association between polymorphisms of apolipoprotein E, bone mineral density of the lower forearm, quantitative ultrasound of the calcaneus and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women with hip or lower forearm fracture. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 2003;63:247-58 pubmed
  14. Muensterer O, Regauer M. Closed reduction of forearm refractures with flexible intramedullary nails in situ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003;85-A:2152-5 pubmed
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess the mechanical stability of titanium and stainless steel flexible intramedullary nails after one cycle of reversed bending...
  15. Orbay J, Mijares M. The management of elbow instability using an internal joint stabilizer: preliminary results. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014;472:2049-60 pubmed publisher
  16. Cook C, Burgess Limerick R, Papalia S. The effect of upper extremity support on upper extremity posture and muscle activity during keyboard use. Appl Ergon. 2004;35:285-92 pubmed
    ..007). These findings indicate that typing with upper extremity support in conjunction with a wrist rest may be preferable to the "floating" posture implicit in current guidelines...
  17. Jones I, Williams S, Goulding A. Associations of birth weight and length, childhood size, and smoking with bone fractures during growth: evidence from a birth cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2004;159:343-50 pubmed
    ..However, for teenagers, personal daily smoking increased the risk of fracture (RR = 1.43, 95% CI: 1.05, 1.95). The authors concluded that tall and heavy children had an increased risk of fracture, as did adolescents who smoked regularly...
  18. Amin S, Melton L, Achenbach S, Atkinson E, Dekutoski M, Kirmani S, et al. A distal forearm fracture in childhood is associated with an increased risk for future fragility fractures in adult men, but not women. J Bone Miner Res. 2013;28:1751-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Until then, men should be asked about a childhood distal forearm fracture and, if so, warrant further screening and counseling on measures to optimize bone health and prevent fractures. ..
  19. Dietz J, Bae D, Reiff E, Zurakowski D, Waters P. Single bone intramedullary fixation of the ulna in pediatric both bone forearm fractures: analysis of short-term clinical and radiographic results. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010;30:420-4 pubmed publisher
  20. Martus J, Preston R, Schoenecker J, Lovejoy S, Green N, Mencio G. Complications and outcomes of diaphyseal forearm fracture intramedullary nailing: a comparison of pediatric and adolescent age groups. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013;33:598-607 pubmed publisher
    ..Our hypothesis was that IMN is an effective technique with a similar rate of complications in both age groups...
  21. Moss A. Management of contrast extravasation injury of the forearm during computed tomography. ANZ J Surg. 2004;74:1019 pubmed
  22. Lim A, Kumar V, Sebastin S, Kapickis M. Split flexor carpi ulnaris transfer: a new functioning free muscle transfer with independent dual function. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117:1927-32 pubmed
  23. Rejnmark L, Vestergaard P, Mosekilde L. Statin but not non-statin lipid-lowering drugs decrease fracture risk: a nation-wide case-control study. Calcif Tissue Int. 2006;79:27-36 pubmed
    ..Therefore, the epidemiological findings of a reduced fracture risk may be due to selections bias, e.g. a healthy drug user effect. If so, the reduced fracture risk is most likely independent of type of lipid lowering drug...
  24. George E, Schur K, Muller M, Mills S, Brown T. Management of high voltage electrical injury in children. Burns. 2005;31:439-44 pubmed
    ..Early, aggressive serial debridement ensures adequate removal of dead tissue. Flap coverage to defects is necessary. Secondary surgery is common, and delayed sequelae such as tendon rupture should be expected...
  25. Kremer T, Bickert B, Germann G, Heitmann C, Sauerbier M. [Outcome assessment after reconstruction of complex defects of the forearm and hand with osteocutaneous free flaps]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2007;39:388-95 pubmed
    ..Here, a postoperative outcome analysis of 15 patients is presented, who were treated by free composite tissue transplantation between 1992 and 2004 in a single institution...
  26. Edwards M, Oliver M, Hatrick N. Driving with a forearm plaster cast: patients' perspective. Emerg Med J. 2009;26:405-6 pubmed publisher
    ..A common question put by patients seeks to clarify suitability to drive a motor vehicle. DVLA guidelines do not specifically comment about temporary immobilisation in a cast...
  27. Wigg A, Hearn T, McCaul K, Anderton S, Wells V, Krishnan J. Number, incidence, and projections of distal forearm fractures admitted to hospital in Australia. J Trauma. 2003;55:87-93 pubmed
    ..This study documents the number, incidence, and relative risk (RR) of distal forearm fractures requiring admission to hospital in Australia in 1997 and estimates of the projected numbers for 2021...
  28. Norwood S, McAuley C, Berne J, Villarreal D. Massive bilateral pulmonary embolus requiring pulmonary embolectomy in a low-risk trauma patient. J Trauma. 2004;57:416 pubmed
  29. Pogatzki Zahn E, Wagner C, Meinhardt Renner A, Burgmer M, Beste C, Zahn P, et al. Coding of incisional pain in the brain: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in human volunteers. Anesthesiology. 2010;112:406-17 pubmed publisher
  30. Ameziane L, Daoudi A, Souhail M, Agoumi O, Marzouki A. [Coverage of tissue loss in the upper limb (ten cases)]. Chir Main. 2003;22:95-8 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate early cover of post-traumatic tissue loss in the upper limb...
  31. Miller A, Naik T, Seigerman D, Ilyas A. Anatomic Interosseus Membrane Reconstruction Utilizing the Biceps Button and Screw Tenodesis for Essex-Lopresti Injuries. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2016;20:6-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Our reconstructive technique utilizes an anatomic allograft reconstruction with intraosseous fixation, in an effort to biologically reconstruct and anatomically tension the central band of the interosseus membrane. ..
  32. Green J, Zelouf D. Forearm instability. J Hand Surg Am. 2009;34:953-61 pubmed publisher
    ..The goals of this article are to impart an understanding of the forearm anatomy and the current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment options for this complicated problem...
  33. Schmittenbecher P, Fitze G, Gödeke J, Kraus R, Schneidmüller D. Delayed healing of forearm shaft fractures in children after intramedullary nailing. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28:303-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Delayed healing has been observed in single cases, but the incidence of healing disturbances remains unclear...
  34. Yilmaz S, Saydam M, Seven E, Ercocen A. Paraumbilical perforator-based pedicled abdominal flap for extensive soft-tissue deficiencies of the forearm and hand. Ann Plast Surg. 2005;54:365-8 pubmed
    ..Another advantage of this flap is the comfortable position of the hand and forearm for the patient. The main disadvantage is the conspicuous abdominal scars like the other pedicled abdominal flaps...
  35. Babb A, Carlson W. Monteggia fractures: beware!. S D J Med. 2005;58:283-5 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this article is to provide sufficient information to reduce the possibility of underestimating forearm injuries and, consequently, diagnose a Monteggia fracture correctly...
  36. Pithwa Y, Rajasekaran S. Phantom-limb pain due to cervical spinal tuberculosis. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86-A:1289-91 pubmed
  37. Morin S, Lix L, Majumdar S, Leslie W. Temporal trends in the incidence of osteoporotic fractures. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2013;11:263-9 pubmed
    ..Changing rates of fragility fractures would be expected to have an important impact on the burden of osteoporosis...
  38. Brunnekreef J, Brunnekreef J, Benda N, Benda N, Schreuder T, Schreuder T, et al. Impaired endothelial function and blood flow in repetitive strain injury. Int J Sports Med. 2012;33:835-41 pubmed
    ..These findings importantly improve our understanding of the pathophysiological mechanism of RSI...
  39. Cavadas P, Landin L, Thione A, Rodriguez Perez J, Garcia Bello M, Ibanez J, et al. The Spanish experience with hand, forearm, and arm transplantation. Hand Clin. 2011;27:443-53, viii pubmed publisher
    ..The authors provide the first report of a significant improvement in disabilities of the upper limb as a result of hand allotransplantation...
  40. Kekilli E, Ertem K, Yologlu S, Ceylan F. Comparisons of the bone mineral density in dominant and nondominant forearm following clean-cut tendon injuries, repair, and passive mobilization. J Clin Densitom. 2006;9:198-201 pubmed
    ..Most BMD decreases were observed at month 3 of the study. Eventually, these bone losses were found to be recovered at month 12...
  41. Druecke D, Homann H, Kutscha Lissberg F, Schinkel C, Steinau H. [Crossover extremity transfers. Limb salvage in amputations with segmental defects]. Chirurg. 2007;78:954-8 pubmed
    ..Limb salvage was performed by cross-hand replantation and modified rotationplasty of the left foot as a stump lengthening procedure...
  42. Zhang G, Guo A, Zhang L, Xu Z, Zhang F, Zhang W, et al. [Repair of soft-tissue defect of amputation stumps of the forearm with free flap from the traumatic amputated extremity]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2007;87:1912-4 pubmed
    ..To report the clinical results of the repair of soft-tissue defect of amputation stumps of the forearm with free flap from the traumatic amputated extremity...
  43. Nitzsche E. [Nuclear medicine imaging for diagnosis of CRPS I]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2011;43:20-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the earlier the diagnosis is finally established and treatment of CRPS I is initiated, the better the prognosis. Therefore, bone scintigraphy potentially has a major impact on patient management of this disorder...
  44. Parikh S, Wells L, Mehlman C, Scherl S. Management of fractures in adolescents. Instr Course Lect. 2011;60:397-411 pubmed
    ..The general principles of managing fractures in adolescents regarding classification, treatment options, complications, and estimating skeletal age should be understood by the treating physician...
  45. Idrissi K, Galiua F. [Non-vascularized fibular graft as salvage technique for forearm reconstruction]. Chir Main. 2010;29:118-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Authors discuss the interest of fibula graft in reconstruction of large bone defect of the forearm...
  46. Kim K, Alian A, Morris W, Lee Y. Shock attenuation of various protective devices for prevention of fall-related injuries of the forearm/hand complex. Am J Sports Med. 2006;34:637-43 pubmed
    ..Attenuation of the peak impact force is essential in any protective devices for prevention of fall-related injuries...
  47. Haque F, Ram Kumar S, Azad S, James I. An unusual burn with varnish: a case report. Burns. 2005;31:933-4 pubmed
  48. Lofthus C, Frihagen F, Meyer H, Nordsletten L, Melhuus K, Falch J. Epidemiology of distal forearm fractures in Oslo, Norway. Osteoporos Int. 2008;19:781-6 pubmed
    ..The present study shows that the overall incidence of distal forearm fractures in Oslo is higher than in other countries and has not changed significantly when comparing the incidence of 1998/99 with 1979...
  49. Zalavras C, Nikolopoulou G, Essin D, Manjra N, Zionts L. Pediatric fractures during skateboarding, roller skating, and scooter riding. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33:568-73 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the frequency and characteristics of fractures resulting from these activities...
  50. Froberg L, Kristensen S. [Capnocytophaga canimorsus sepsis after a dog bite]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2008;170:1941 pubmed
    ..This case emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment of infections in post-splenectomy patients as they carry a greater-than-normal risk of serious complications...
  51. Blaich A, Hellwig B, Bogdan C. [Tetanus following an abrasion injury]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2006;131:979-81 pubmed
    ..5 days later, dysphagia, trismus and a cramp of the right hand developed. On admission (8 days after the injury) cramps of the platysma and pharyngeal muscles were observed. A tetanus vaccination had not been carried out for years...
  52. Ortiz de la Tabla González R, Vázquez Gutierrez T, Martínez Navas A, Echevarría Moreno M. [Continuous sterno-cleidomastoid block and mid-humeral block for anesthesia of a shoulder and contralateral forearm fracture]. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2005;52:181-2 pubmed
  53. Burda R, Hoffmann P, Kitka M. [Posttraumatic muscular forearm hernia]. Rozhl Chir. 2009;88:451-2 pubmed
    ..Symptomatic posttraumatic muscular herniation is a very rare complication of forearm fracture. We report a case of symptomatic musular herniation tretaed with an autologous fascia lata onlay graf...