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The effectiveness of the Push Brace™ orthosis and corticosteroid injection for managing first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis: A factorial randomised controlled trial protocol

Peters SE, Jha B, Couzens GB, Walsh W, Lisle D, and Ross M. Hand Therapy 2015; 20(2): 39-48. DOI: 10.1177/1758998315584835. Introduction: Various conservative treatments for first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis have been reported. We aim to investigate the short-term effectiveness of conservative management interventions used to improve pain and function for adults with first carpometacarpal joint [...]

Positive magnetic resonance imaging findings in the asymptomatic wrist

Couzens GB, Daunt N, Crawford R, and Ross M. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2014; 84: 528-532. DOI: 10.1111/ans.12552 Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being increasingly utilized to define pathology and guide treatment in patients presenting with wrist pain. The clinical relevance of MRI identified or confirmed pathology has not been established, and the prevalence [...]

Management of scapholunate ligament pathology

Ross M, Geissler WB, Loveridge J, and Couzens GB. In: Geissler WB, editor. Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy. Springer New York 2015; 119–137. ISBN: 978-1-4614-1595-4 978-1-4614-1596-1 This was a book chapter published in W.B. Geissler (ed.), Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy: A Practical Surgical Guide to Techniques. Download

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for the treatment of three-part and four-part proximal humeral fractures in the elderly

Ross M, Hope B, Stokes A, Peters SE, McLeod I, and Duke PFR. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2014; 24(2): 215-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.05.022 Background: The purpose of this study was to review the survivorship, radiologic and clinical outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) used for the treatment of 3-part and 4-part proximal humeral fractures [...]

Comparison of plain x-rays and computed tomography for assessing distal radioulnar joint inclination

Wolfgang Heiss-Dunlop, Gregory Couzens, Susan E Peters, Karl Gadd, Livio Di Mascio, Mark Ross Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 2014; 39(12): 2417-2423. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.08.006 Purpose: To compare the inclination of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) on computed tomography (CT) and plain radiography (XR) in order to assess the effect of narrowing the range of inclination [...]

Capitellar fractures: Is open reduction and internal fixation necessary?

Cutbush K, Andrews S, Siddiqui N, Brown LM, and Ross M. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2014; 29(1):50-53. DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000148 Objective: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the medium-term to longer-term results of type 1 displaced capitellar fractures treated with closed reduction. Design: Retrospective case series. Patients: Eight consecutive cases (7 adults; 1 [...]

Pyrocarbon small joint arthroplasty of the extremities

Ross M, James C, Klawitter J, Couzens G. Chapter 19 in “Joint Replacement Technology – 2nd Edition”. Edited by Peter Revell. Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials: Number 80. Elsevier Publishing 2014; 628-673. ISBN: 978-0-85709-841-2 The primary goal in performing prosthetic arthroplasty in the small joints of the extremities remains pain relief; however, there is increasing [...]

Defining residual radial translation of distal radius fractures: A potential cause of distal radioulnar joint instability

Ross M, Di Mascio L, Peters SE, Cockfield A, Taylor F, and Couzens GB. Journal of Wrist Surgery 2014; 3(1): 22-29. DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1357758 Background: The aim of this paper is twofold: to raise awareness of the potential problems of leaving residual radial translation of the distal fragment in distal radius fracture fixation and to provide [...]

Residual radial translation of distal radius fractures: Defining a new radiographic parameter and occult cause of DRUJ instability

Couzens GB, Di Mascio L, and Ross M. Journal of Hand Surgery 2013; 38(10):e5-e6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.08.011 Commonly used radiographic parameters that assess distal radius fracture reduction, do not take into account radial translation of the distal fragment, a cause of distal radioulnar joint instability.1 We hypothesized that having a normal radiographic parameter for residual radial [...]

A new technique for scapholunate ligament reconstruction utilizing FCR and interference screw fixation.

Ross M and Couzens GB Journal of Hand Surgery 2013; 38(10): e51. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.08.081 Hypothesis: Our technique for transosseous scapholunate (SL) ligament (SLL) reconstruction yields reliable and satisfactory results compared with published surgical techniques. Methods: We present a consecutive prospective cohort of patients who had an SLL reconstruction using a technique developed by the authors. [...]