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Dimitrios A. Flevas, Sophia Syngouna, Emmanouel Fandridis, Sotirios Tsiodras, and Andreas F. Mavrogenis

Introduction Infections of the hand are common entities that are frequently encountered by orthopaedic surgeons and primary care physicians in the emergency room. 1 In 1993, Brown and Young suggested that major metropolitan hospitals

Elena Bravo, Raul Barco, and E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán

Haemophilic and von Willebrand patients present with 80–90% of their bleeding episodes happening in the musculo-skeletal system, especially in large synovial joints, being less frequent in small joints such as the hands. 6 It is somewhat striking how the

Ilse Degreef, Kira Vande Voorde, and Maarten Van Nuffel

Introduction Dupuytren’s disease (DD) is a common hand disorder with mild to devastating consequences for function of the hand. A scar tissue-like process (fibrosis) forms nodules and strands in the palms, which may cause disabling finger

Massimo Ceruso, Sandra Pfanner, and Christian Carulli

life activities, and the peculiar torque stress and strain at the bone/implant interfaces. 20 Pyrocarbon was introduced in experimental studies in the 1970s and in clinical practice in orthopaedics, vertebral and hand surgery in the 1980s. After

Reinier Feitz, Yara E. van Kooij, Marloes H. P. ter Stege, Mark J. W. van der Oest, J. Sebastiaan Souer, Robbert M. Wouters, Harm P. Slijper, Ruud W. Selles, Steven E. R. Hovius, and Hand–Wrist Study Group

a private hand surgery clinic offering public service in the Netherlands. The startup position allowed for a complete redesign of hand surgery care. Early on, we added value-based healthcare (VBHC) principles such as integrated care, healthcare

Marianne Arner

and stroke. 17 To our knowledge, there has been no previous NQR for specialised hand surgery anywhere in the world. Hand surgery has been an independent speciality in Sweden since 1983, distinct from orthopaedic and plastic surgery. There are

Andrea Fidanza, Stefano Necozione, and Lorenzo Garagnani

Introduction Wrist arthritis, either primary or secondary, is a debilitating condition that often leads to significant limitations in the use of the hand due to chronic wrist pain. When conservative treatment fails, surgical intervention is

Nicholas D. Clement, Marwan Al-Zibari, Irrum Afzal, David J. Deehan, and Deiary Kader

. Current systematic reviews of robotic-assisted knee surgery often amalgamate the outcomes of both image-based and image-free systems. 9 Despite the advantages of image-free hand-held robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty surgery, the authors are not

Lars B. Dahlin and Mikael Wiberg

Background Injuries to the extremities and hand are common; the incidence of hand injuries is 7 to 37/1000 inhabitants/year in Europe 1 and around 50% of the injuries are fractures. Among the affected structures that are much less

Rita Grazina, Sérgio Teixeira, Renato Ramos, Henrique Sousa, Andreia Ferreira, and Rui Lemos

Introduction Dupuytren’s disease is a fibroproliferative disease that involves collagen deposition and ultimately affects hand mobility and grip strength. 1 The first reference to this pathology dates back to 1614, when Plater referred to