Vanessa J. S. Smith

Vanessa J. S. Smith
Sanford Health · Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Purpose Wide-awake local anesthesia with no tourniquet has dramatically changed hand surgery practice. Using lidocaine with epinephrine and no tourniquet has allowed many procedures to be moved from the main operating room to an in-office procedure room. Previous studies have shown that using local anesthesia is safe and cost effective, with high p...
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The presence of tophaceous gout in the hand is a classic finding seen in uncontrolled gout. Occasionally gouty tophi can be the initial physical finding in asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Composed of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals, gouty tophi can cause significant soft tissue and joint pathology. In addition, tophaceous gout and hyperuricemia are ass...
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Acute calcific tendinitis (ACT) is a relatively uncommon disorder that can involve the hand and wrist. ACT is frequently misdiagnosed due to a lack of familiarity with the condition and the clinical presentation that can be confused with other conditions. We report a case of acute calcific tendinitis of the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendon in a 68...
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The use of low-dose 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine (1:100,000) has changed the practice of hand surgery. The safety of lidocaine and epinephrine in hand surgery has been well documented. Although rare, epinephrine-induced digital vasospasm can occur leading to tissue necrosis and amputation. Fortunately, digital ischemia can be reversed with...
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Distal radius fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries, particularly in the elderly population. Distal radius nonunions are rare and are usually associated with a patient's underlying health conditions. We present a patient who developed a distal radius nonunion following treatment of an open wrist fracture with an external fixation...
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Health care in the United States is both expensive and wasteful. The cost of health care in the United States continues to increase every year. Health care spending for 2016 is estimated at $3.35 trillion. Per capita spending ($10,345 per person) is more than twice the average of other developed countries. The United States also leads the world in...
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Background: Wide-awake local anesthesia and no tourniquet (WALANT) has become more popular in hand surgery. Without a tourniquet, there is no need for preoperative testing or sedation. The use of lidocaine with epinephrine has allowed a larger variety of cases to be done safely in an outpatient setting instead of the hospital. "Minor field sterili...
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Background: Flexor tendon ruptures in the wrist are uncommon. Flexor carpi radialis (FCR) tendon rupture can occur in rheumatoid patients, following cortisone injection for tenosynovitis, and following trauma. Following tendon rupture, tethering of the ruptured FCR tendon, or pseudotendon, can form which may or may not be symptomatic. Methods: A li...

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