Emily M. Krauss's research while affiliated with Dalhousie University and other places

Publications (2)

Article
Background: Early infectious flexor tenosynovitis has been treated with urgent surgery by most surgeons since Bunnell wrote the first textbook of hand surgery in 1945. Some surgeons have good experience with non-surgical management of early presenting disease in some cases. Methods: This retrospective chart review included 12 inpatients with ear...
Article
Most literature on fingertips reviews new surgical techniques of coverage while many surgeons prefer the results of secondary healing. This article reviews the current best evidence and concepts about secondary healing in fingertip injuries.

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... From our data, 14 patients who underwent such a surgery had intraoperative findings not consistent with an established FSI. Similar situations are reported by others in the literature and have prompted suggestions for alternative treatment of some cases of FSIs [11][12]. One could argue that intravenous antibiotics, in addition to hand elevation and close observation, could still have been appropriate in these patients, avoiding the potential risks of surgical intervention. ...
... It has been shown that when treated with semi-occlusive dressings, human fingertips are able to regenerate soft tissue and skin following amputation injuries with excellent cosmetic and functional results with no reported joint stiffness (Georgoulis et al., 2021;Hoigne et al., 2014;Schultz et al., 2018). As a result, conservative treatment should be the first choice in the majority of fingertip amputations in children and even in adults (Allen, 1980;Krauss and Lalonde, 2014). However, when the defect is extensive and bone is exposed, a local flap may be an alternative for covering up the exposed bone end without shortening. ...