Our systematic review presented at IFSSH-IFSHT meeting in Berlin
Study compared published evidence on conservative and operative management of the finger flexion contractures, a common and treatable joint deformity.
Very privileged to have had the opportunity to present our systematic review on the management of proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) stiffness at the Joint IFSSH & IFSHT Congress in Berlin. A big thank you to Ms Caroline B Hing and Ms Sonja Cerovac for supervising me throughout this project. Next we hope to use current evidence as a base for prospective studies in managing the difficult problem of finger flexion deformities after Phalangeal Fractures and Dupuytren’s Contracture as well as Flexor Tendon Injuries.
Joint replacement surgery for thumb arthritis – practice modifications
Our department recently commenced a prospective audit on use of two component carpo-metacarpal prosthesis, in management of thumb basal joint arthrosis. Thumb osteoarthritis is a common condition and many patients are in need of surgical input in order to alleviate disability. Immediate and 6 months post surgery results presented below, are encouraging, but monitoring continues.
New modified rehabilitation regime for internally fixed metacarpal fractures
Metacarpal fractures account for 40% of all hand injuries and up to 44% of all hand fractures. While we are still collecting and processed data, preliminary results are suggesting that splint is neither needed, nor beneficial for patients who have undergone uncomplicated, rigid, internal fixation of metacarpal fractures.
Ten year study on use of special implants for thumb arthritis published in JHS
In my practice, interposition arthroplasty using pyrocarbon implants still represents a useful and reliable treatment option in the surgical treatment of early thumb basal joint arthritis.
Advances in Hand Surgery 2021
I was delighted to participate in Advances in Hand Surgery Course which connected virtually so many surgeons, trainees and therapists over the last 3 days.
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Miss Sonja Cerovac
Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SB