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In this issue of UPMC Restore, Doctor John Fowler discusses endoscopic carpal tunnel release, Doctor  James Roach gives an overview on the implications of developmental dysplasia of the hip, and Doctors Richard Debski and Volker Musahl present sports medicine research from the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

•  Discuss the benefits of endoscopic carpal tunnel release
•  Review the evidence of familial predisposition to developmental dysplasia of the hip
•  Describe improvements in the assessment and treatment of sports-related musculoskeletal injuries

Reading Resources:

  1. Means KR, Dubin NH, Patel KM, Pletka JD. Long-Term Outcomes Following Single-Portal Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. HAND. 2014;9:384-388.
  2. Stevenson DA, Mineau G, Kerber RA, Viskochil DH, Schaefer C, Roach JW. Familial Predisposition to Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009;29:463-6.
  3. Miller RM, Fujimaki Y, Araki D, Musahl V, Debski RE. Strain Distribution Due to Propagation of Tears in the Anterior Supraspinatus Tendon. J Orthop Res. 2014 Oct;32(10):1283-9.


John R. Fowler, MD; James W. Roach, MD; Richard Debski, PhD and Volker Musahl, MD, report no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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Release Date: 5/10/2014 | Last Modified On: 11/13/2014 | Expires: 11/13/2015

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