REPLANTATION AND HAND FUNCTION ASSESSMENT OF SEVERED FINGER
Shuying Wang, Ningfu Liu (Zhujiang Hospital, Guangzhou, China)
Abstract: In order to raise the survival rate of severed finger, and improve the hand function after replantation, 36 cases of severed finger undergo replantation operation. The patients would get rehabilitation training postoperation, including: restoration of normal or adequate function of hand, relief of pain, improved stability of the wrist and finger joints, improved range of motion and strength for adequate grasp and pinch, elimination of deformity, ADL training. 1 month and 3 months later, the hand function were evaluated with the method of Nakano & Tamai's hand function assessment scale after replantation. The result showed 3 cases were failure (one for the reason of long time after injury, one for severe damage, one for poor reservation method after injury) and 33 cases met with success after replantation, 23 (69%) cases were excellent, 7 (23%) good, 2 (6%) general, 1 (2%) poor. For severed finger, we should take attention to not only the survival rate postoperation but also the rehabilitation of the hand function.
THE VALUE OF SCREENING STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS
I. Siev-Ner, A. Barak, M. Heim, D. Gamus, M. Azaria (The Israeli Dance Medicine Center and Sheba Medical Center, Tei-Aviv University, Israel).
Purpose: This screening program was designed to detect risk factors for injuries at an early age and to collect data concerning typical body characteristics of the dancer, in order to evaluate development of any deviations from this baseline.
Methods: Cross section screening of 498 dancers was performed by the same team. The following parameters were evaluated: age, gender, dance history, body weight, height, -range of motion of joints and posture.
Results and Conclusions: Male dancers start learning ballet at an older age than female dancers. The average weight of female dancers in the age group of 10-16 years (76% of the study population), is 4.1 Kg. less than their peers. However, no significant difference in their height was found. We also an extremely high incidence of Hallux Valgus among female ballet dancers (57% of the survey population). The development of "Pointe" (the sum of plantar flexion in the ankle and forefoot joints), and "turn-out" (external rotation of the hip joints) are the two most important attributes for a dancer. Both improve physiologically in the growing child and are not a result of seniority or experience in dance.