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Bone loss in the hand


Neuhaus, Valentin; Nagy, Ladislav; Jupiter, Jesse B (2013). Bone loss in the hand. Journal of Hand Surgery, 38(5):1032-1039.

Abstract

Traumatic bone loss in hand surgery is challenging for the patient as well as the doctor. Whereas the patient is threatened with a possible amputation or severe disability, the hand surgeon focuses on reconstruction, restoration of the function, bony union, and appearance of the injured hand. Both are confronted with a long-standing and staged treatment coupled with a high risk of complications. This review encompasses the classifications and treatment options of bone loss in hands. The optimal treatment is still prevention of the trauma itself.

Abstract

Traumatic bone loss in hand surgery is challenging for the patient as well as the doctor. Whereas the patient is threatened with a possible amputation or severe disability, the hand surgeon focuses on reconstruction, restoration of the function, bony union, and appearance of the injured hand. Both are confronted with a long-standing and staged treatment coupled with a high risk of complications. This review encompasses the classifications and treatment options of bone loss in hands. The optimal treatment is still prevention of the trauma itself.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Department of Trauma Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:May 2013
Deposited On:27 Jun 2013 06:34
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 21:30
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0363-5023
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.02.026
PubMed ID:23618459

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