Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery


Other hand trauma



Burns of the hand

Efficacy of silicone gel versus silicone gel sheet in hypertrophic scar prevention of deep hand burn patients with skin graft: A prospective randomized controlled trial and systematic review.
Pruksapong C, Burusapat C, Hongkarnjanakul N.
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Apr 11;8(10):e3190. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003190. eCollection 2020 Oct.

A systematic review to investigate outcome tools currently in use for those with hand burns, and mapping psychometric properties of outcome measures.
Mc Kittrick A, Gustafsson L, Marshall K.
Burns. 2020 Jul 18:S0305-4179(20)30468-X. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2020.07.009. Online ahead of print.

Dermal regenerative matrix use in burn patients: A systematic review.
Hicks KE, Huynh MN, Jeschke M, Malic C.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Aug 8. pii: S1748-6815(19)30355-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2019.07.021. [Epub ahead of print]

The use of split-thickness versus full-thickness skin graft to resurface volar aspect of pediatric burned hands: A systematic review.
Prasetyono TO, Sadikin PM, Saputra DK.
Burns. 2015 Aug;41(5):890-906. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.01.011. Epub 2015 Feb 24.

Hand function measures for burn patients: a literature review.
Lin SY, Chang JK, Chen PC, Mao HF.
Burns. 2013 Feb;39(1):16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2012.08.020. Epub 2012 Sep 15.

Acellular dermal matrices in hand reconstruction.
Ellis CV, Kulber DA.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5 Suppl 2):256S-69S. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318265a5cf.
Erratum in: Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Dec;130(6):1399.

Cold injury

Thrombolytic salvage of the frostbitten upper extremity: A systematic review.
Drinane J, Heiman AJ, Ricci JA, Patel A.
Hand (N Y). 2020 Sep 16:1558944720940065. doi: 10.1177/1558944720940065. Online ahead of print.

What interventional radiologists need to know about managing severe frostbite: A meta-analysis of thrombolytic therapy.
Lee J, Higgins MCSS.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Feb 5:1-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.21592. [Epub ahead of print]

Thrombolytic salvage of threatened frostbitten extremities and digits: A systematic review.
Drinane J, Kotamarti VS, O'Connor C, Nair L, Divanyan A, Roth MZ, Patel A, Ricci JA.
J Burn Care Res. 2019 Jun 11. pii: irz097. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irz097. [Epub ahead of print]

The use of tPA in the treatment of frostbite: A systematic review.
Hutchison RL, Miller HM, Michalke SK.
Hand (N Y). 2019 Jan;14(1):13-18. doi: 10.1177/1558944718800731. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Compartment syndrome

Clinical case of acute non-traumatic hand compartment syndrome and systematic review for the upper extremity.
Ogrodnik J, Oliver JD, Cani D, Boczar D, Huayllani MT, Restrepo DJ, Sisti A, Manrique OJ, Broer PN, Forte AJ.
Hand (N Y). 2019 Jun 19:1558944719856106. doi: 10.1177/1558944719856106. [Epub ahead of print]

Intravenous infiltration resulting in compartment syndrome: a systematic review.
Pare JR, Moore CL.
J Patient Saf. 2018 Jun;14(2):e6-e8. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000233.

Compartment syndrome of the forearm: a systematic review.
Kalyani BS, Fisher BE, Roberts CS, Giannoudis PV.
J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Mar;36(3):535-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.12.007.

Diagnosis and treatment of less common compartment syndromes of the upper and lower extremities: current evidence and best practices.
Roberts CS, Gorczyca JT, Ring D, Pugh KJ.
Instr Course Lect. 2011;60:43-50.

Iatrogenic injuries

Are hand biomechanics affected following radial forearm flap harvest? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mashrah MA, Aldhohrah TA, Abdelrehem Moustafa A, Al-Sharani HM, Alrmali A, Wang L.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Jul 11:S0901-5027(20)30240-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2020.06.016. Online ahead of print.

Adrenaline auto-injector injuries to digits; a systematic review and recommendations for emergency management.
Walsh K, Baker BG, Iyer S.
Surgeon. 2020 Feb 8. pii: S1479-666X(20)30016-0. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2020.01.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Single forearm vessel injury in a perfused hand: repair or ligate? A systematic review.
Schippers SM, Hajewski C, Glass NA, Caldwell L.
Iowa Orthop J. 2018;38:159.

Hand dysfunction after transradial artery catheterization for coronary procedures.
Ul Haq MA, Rashid M, Kwok CS, Wong CW, Nolan J, Mamas MA.
World J Cardiol. 2017 Jul 26;9(7):609-619. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.609.

Inadvertent intra-arterial drug injections in the upper extremity: Systematic review.
Devulapalli C, Han KD, Bello RJ, LaPorte DM, Tate Hepper C, Katz RD.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Nov;40(11):2262-2268.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.08.002. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

Wounds & bites

Primary closure versus delayed closure for non bite traumatic wounds within 24 hours post injury.
Eliya-Masamba MC, Banda GW.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 22;(10):CD008574. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008574.pub3.

Antibiotic prophylaxis for mammalian bites.
Medeiros I, Saconato H.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2001;(2):CD001738

Pediatric ulnar artery pseudoaneurysm of the wrist after glass laceration: A case report and systematic review of the literature.
Forte AJ, Yeager TE, Boczar D, Broer PN, Manrique OJ, Parrett BM.
Microsurgery. 2020 Oct 31. doi: 10.1002/micr.30676. Online ahead of print.

Negative pressure wound therapy as a definitive treatment for upper extremity wound defects: A systematic review.
Shine J, Efanov JI, Paek L, Coeugniet É, Danino MA, Izadpanah A.
Int Wound J. 2019 Apr 4. doi: 10.1111/iwj.13128. [Epub ahead of print]

An extensive volar forearm laceration – the spaghetti wrist: A systematic review.
Koshy K, Prakash R, Luckiewicz A, Alamouti R, Nikkhah D.
JPRAS Open. 2018 Dec 1;18:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpra.2018.06.003.

Watch out for wild animals: A systematic review of upper extremity injuries caused by uncommon species.
Israel JS, McCarthy JE, Rose KR, Rao VK.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov;140(5):1008-1022. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003754.


Time to surgery and composite graft survival in paediatric fingertip amputations: A systematic literature review.
Abbassi O, Murphy S, Young Sing Q.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020 Nov 8:S1748-6815(20)30582-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.10.086. Online ahead of print.

User-relevant factors determining prosthesis choice in persons with major unilateral upper limb defects: A meta-synthesis of qualitative literature and focus group results.
Kerver N, van Twillert S, Maas B, van der Sluis CK.
PLoS One. 2020 Jun 30;15(6):e0234342. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234342. eCollection 2020.

Overuse syndrome of the hand and wrist in musicians: a systematic review.
Betzl J, Kraneburg U, Megerle K.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 May 21:1753193420912644. doi: 10.1177/1753193420912644. [Epub ahead of print]




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