D. Nicole Deal

D. Nicole Deal
University of Virginia | UVa · Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Publications (25)
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Optimal fixation strategy for scaphoid waist fractures remains a contentious topic with options including using a single screw, 2 screws, or a scaphoid plate. Biomechanical studies favor 2-screw fixation with regards to higher load to failure, load to 2-mm displacement, energy absorbed, rotational stability, and stiffness. Furthermore, recent retro...
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Background: Infection following wrist arthroplasty (WA) or wrist fusion (WF) is an uncommon but difficult complication often resulting in explantation and prolonged courses of antibiotics. The purposes of this study are to: (1) characterize the demographic trends of individuals undergoing WA and WF; (2) determine the incidence of postoperative infe...
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Radial head and neck fractures are one of the most common elbow fractures, comprising 2% to 5% of all fractures, and 30% of elbow fractures. Although uncomplicated Mason type I fractures can be managed nonsurgically, Mason type II-IV fractures require additional intervention. Mason type II-III fractures with 3 or fewer fragments are typically treat...
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Background: The primary goal of the study was to evaluate the association of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels in diabetic patients with the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) following open carpal tunnel release (CTR). Our secondary objective was to calculate an HbA1c level in diabetic patients that predicted SSI after open CTR. Methods: A...
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Background: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can be a devastating complication following extremity injury, but risk factors are not well understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between fibromyalgia and the development of CRPS after distal radius fracture. Methods: The PearlDiver Medicare database was queried...
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Purpose: To establish the rate of postoperative infection after open carpal tunnel release (CTR) on a national level using an administrative database and define relevant patient-related risk factors associated with its occurrence. Methods: The PearlDiver patient records database was used to query the 100% Medicare Standard Analytic Files retrosp...
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Background: Articular cartilage injuries are a common injury among young, active patients, and the most appropriate treatment for these injuries remains controversial. A promising new technology in the treatment of high-grade cartilage injuries is particulated juvenile articular cartilage (PJAC) allograft (DeNovo NT, Zimmer, Warsaw, Indiana). This...
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Damage to the nervous system can cause devastating diseases or musculoskeletal dysfunctions and transplantation of progenitor stem cells can be an excellent treatment option in this regard. Preclinical studies demonstrate that untreated stem cells, unlike stem cells activated to differentiate into neuronal lineage, do not survive in the neuronal ti...
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Purpose: To use a national insurance database to explore the association of obesity with the incidence of complications after elbow arthroscopy in a Medicare population. Methods: Using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) procedure codes, we queried the PearlDiver database for pa...
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Loss of the extensor mechanism at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint leads to mallet finger also known as baseball finger or drop finger. This can be secondary to tendon substance disruption or to a bony avulsion. Soft tissue mallet finger is the result of a rupture of the extensor tendon in Zone 1, and a bony mallet finger is the result of an...
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In isolation, distal ulna fractures are rare. They are often found in conjunction with distal radius fractures, and the complexity of the interaction of the distal ulna with the radioulnar joint and triangular fibrocartilage complex makes understanding and treatment of distal ulna fractures challenging. Fixation of distal ulna fractures can be prob...
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➤ When possible, direct repair remains the current standard of care for the repair of peripheral nerve lacerations.➤ In large nerve gaps, in which direct repair is not possible, grafting remains the most viable option.➤ Nerve scaffolds include autologous conduits, artificial nonbioabsorbable conduits, and bioabsorbable conduits and are options for...
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Injuries to the scapholunate ligament are common, especially among young active individuals. Surgeons are faced with a difficult problem because of imperfect surgical outcomes and the high demands of this patient population. Here, we review the current concepts and newest literature on scapholunate ligament injuries as well as the classification an...
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Advances in treating peripheral nerve lesions have resulted from research in nerve regeneration and the use biomaterials as well as synthetic materials. When direct tensionless repair of peripheral nerve lesions is not possible, nerve conduits may be used to bridge digital sensory nerve gaps of ≤3 cm. Nerve autograft is the benchmark for larger, lo...
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Complex hand wounds with exposed tendon or bone often require free tissue transfer. We report results in 13 patients with complex dorsal hand or digital wounds who underwent soft-tissue reconstruction using a turnover adipofascial flap and skin grafting over a 35-month period. The mean patient age was 44 years. Mechanism of injury included the foll...
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Despite the increased use of arthroscopy in pediatric orthopaedics, there is a paucity of data regarding the potential long-term effects of this procedure on the immature physis. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that elevated intra-articular pressures used during arthroscopic surgery do not result in growth disturbances or morph...
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The muscle and nerve responses to stresses applied during distraction osteogenesis have not been clearly defined. This study hypothesized that distraction resulting in 30% lengthening decreases muscle force generation of the lengthened muscle and increasing the frequency of distraction attenuates the decrease of force generation accompanying length...
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Controlled joint extension followed by gradual distraction with use of an external fixator may facilitate primary repair of peripheral nerve defects by permitting end-to-end repair without tension. The hypothesis of the present study was that gradual lengthening of nerve repairs with use of incremental distraction would provide superior results com...
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Prosthetic radial head replacement is a well-documented procedure; however, loss of elbow flexion after radial head arthroplasty has only recently been reported. This study reviews 6 patients who received modular prosthetic radial heads and had a clinically significant decrease in elbow flexion. The implant was removed in 4 of these patients becaus...
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Prosthetic radial head replacement is a well-documented procedure; however, loss of elbow flexion after radial head arthroplasty has only recently been reported. This study reviews 6 patients who received modular prosthetic radial heads and had a clinically significant decrease in elbow flexion. The implant was removed in 4 of these patients becaus...
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Ice is applied following a soft-tissue injury on the basis of clinical information. This study investigates the relationship between ice therapy (cryotherapy) and edema by determining microvascular permeability before and after contusion with and without ice therapy and provides data supporting a reduction in edema following cryotherapy. A dorsal m...

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