Important updates of finger fractures, entrapment neuropathies and wide-awake surgery of the upper extremity

Donald Lalonde, Egemen Ayhan, Amir Adham Ahmad, Steven Koehler

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Abstract

Hand surgery is rapidly changing. The wide-awake approach, minimum dissection surgery and early protected movement have changed many things. This is an update of some of the important changes regarding early protected movement with K-wired finger fracture management, simplification of nerve decompression surgery, such as elbow median and ulnar nerve releases, and some new areas in performing surgery with wide-awake local anaesthesia without tourniquet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-30
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • early active motion
  • finger fracture
  • local anaesthesia
  • nerve entrapment
  • Wide awake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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