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HAND, the Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery Volume 14 Issue 1 of HAND is now available online. AAHS members can access their subscription and read Online First articles and those in print publication by 1) Logging into the Members Only Area, then 2) clicking on the HAND cover.

Official Journal of the
American Association for Hand Surgery
Volume 14 Number 1 January 2019



The Use of tPA in the Treatment of Frostbite: A Systematic Review
Richard L. Hutchison, Hannah M. Miller, and Spencer K. Michalke 13

Surgical Fixation of Metacarpal Shaft Fractures Using Absorbable Implants: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Jessica Hazan, Alain Joe Azzi, and Stephanie Thibaudeau 19

Surgery Articles

A Comparison of Locking Plates and Intramedullary Pinning for Fixation of Metacarpal Shaft Fractures
Daniel Dreyfuss, Raviv Allon, Nufar Izacson, and Dan Hutt 27

Surgical Technique and Anatomical Considerations for the Modified L’Episcopo Tendon Transfer
David M. Brogan and Fraser J. Leversedge 34

Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Consumption Following Cubital Tunnel Decompression Surgery
Bryan A. Hozack, Jack Abboudi, Gregory Gallant, Christopher M. Jones, William Kirkpatrick, Frederic E. Liss, Michael Rivlin, T. Robert Takei, Mark L. Wang, Matthew Silverman, Carol Foltz, and Asif M. Ilyas 42

Impact of Casting and Splinting Manipulations on Below-Dressing Pressures: An Experimental Model
Nikhil Adapa and Kanu S. Goyal 48

Utilization of Electrodiagnostic Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by General Practitioners Prior to Hand Surgery Consultation
Joshua Colombo and Smiresh Shah 56

Total Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Functional Study of 28 MOOVIS Prostheses
Nicolas Dreant and Marie-Anne Poumellec 59

Basilar Thumb Arthritis: The Utility of Suture-Button Suspensionplasty
Brent R. DeGeorge Jr, Sagar S. Chawla, Bassem T. Elhassan, and Sanjeev Kakar 66

Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes of the Matti-Russe Technique for Scaphoid Nonunions in Pediatric Patients
Irshad Shakir, Ugochi C. Okoroafor, and Joao Panattoni 73

The Quantitative Anatomy of the Dorsal Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament
M. Claire Manske and Jerry I. Huang 80

The Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon Does Not Lie Parallel to the Thumb Metacarpal
Jonathan Lans, Jan Jonas van Hernen, Beatriz Eusamio, Chris Langhammer, Kyle R. Eberlin, and Neal C. Chen 86

A Comparison of Barbed Suture Versus Traditional Techniques for Muscle Belly Repair
Kanu S. Goyal, Amy L. Speeckaert, Robert J. Goitz, and M. Lance Tavana 91

Discretionary Surgery: A Comparison of Workers’ Compensation and Commercial Insurance
Bonheur A. T. D. van der Gronde, Tom J. Crijns, David Ring, and Nina Leung 95

Remote Injuries and Outcomes After Distal Radius Fracture Management
Adeyemi A. Ogunleye, Donna F. Mullner, Anna Skochdopole, Milton Armstrong, and Fernando A. Herrera 102

Thirty-Day Outcomes Following Surgical Decompression of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Talha Maqbool, Christine B. Novak, Timothy Jackson, and Heather L. Baltzer 107

Morbid Obesity Increases the Risk of Postoperative Wound Complications, Infection, and Repeat Surgical Procedures Following Upper Extremity Limb Salvage Surgery for Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Matthew T. Houdek, Anthony M. Griffin, Peter C. Ferguson, and Jay S. Wunder 114

Distally Based Pedicled Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle Flap: An Anatomical Study and Clinical Application
Kai Yang, David Rivedal, Lucas Boehm, Ji-Geng Yan, James Sanger, and Hani Matloub 121

Physician Extenders in Hand Surgery: The Patient's Perspective
Blaine T. Manning, Daniel D. Bohl, Timothy J. Luchetti, David R. Christian, John J. Fernandez, Mark S. Cohen, and Robert W. Wysocki 127

Tips and Pearls

Coban Method for Removing a Constricting Ring
Virak Tan 133

Letter to the Editor

Comments on "Flexor Tendon Rupture Due to Previously Undiagnosed Kienböck Disease: A Case Report"
Akihiro Hirakawa, Shingo Komura, and Haruhiko Akiyama 135

Reviewer List