JHS Journal Club

Created in 2018, the JHS Journal Club is a Twitter-based journal club that allows you to interact with other Journal of Hand Surgery readers and discuss interesting articles in JHS. You’ll participate in live meetings via Twitter, sharing thoughts with readers from around the world.

**As of January 2022, we will no longer be using our former platform to hold the discussion (tchat.io). We will be using a new platform, TwChat. Instructions are below!**

How to Participate

Step 1. Sign up for Twitter if you haven’t already. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, check out Twitter Guide: Getting Started.

Step 2. Visit http://twchat.com/hashtag/jhsjc

Step 3. Click the “Sign in” button on the right side. You’ll then be asked to sign in with your Twitter credentials (or you may need to give twchat.com authorization to access your Twitter account. To do that, please select the “Authorize app” button). Please sign in or authorize.

Step 4. If this is your first time, you’ll be asked to provide your email on the next page and then agree to the terms and service (you should only have to do this once). Hit “Save.” (You may need to put http://twchat.com/hashtag/jhsjc back into your browser again if you are not automatically directed.)

Step 5. Join the discussion! You can enter your message in the chat box and hit enter. Your comments will appear below (they will also appear on your personal Twitter feed). Please be sure to use the #JHSJC hashtag in each message!

Note: Unfortunately, at this time, TwChat does not have a mobile application option. We recommend using your laptop or desktop to join us!

Questions? Contact us at jhs@assh.org.


The next #JHSJC event will take place on June 14th at 9 PM ET before we take a short break for the summer! Please check back soon for article summaries and talking points. 


Previous #JHSJC Discussion Articles

May 2022
Article 1: Magnitude, Direction, Temporal Patterns, and Frequency of Loss of Distal Radius Fracture Reduction in Women 50 Years and Older (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(22)00057-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Cost-Utility Analysis of Thumb Carpometacarpal Resection Arthroplasty: A Health Economic Study Using Real-World Data (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(22)00055-7/fulltext)
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April 2022
Article 1: Passive Mobilization With Place and Hold Versus Active Motion Therapy After Flexor Tendon Repair: A Randomized Trial (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00802-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Cost Assessment of Plating Versus Tension Band Wiring Constructs for Treating Mayo Type 2A Olecranon Fractures (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00804-2/fulltext)
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March 2022
Article 1: Five-Year Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial of Collagenase Treatment Compared With Needle Fasciotomy for Dupuytren Contracture (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00761-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Outcome of Simple Decompression of Primary Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Based on Patient-Reported Outcome Measurements (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00763-2/fulltext)
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February 2022
Article 1: Evaluation of a Comprehensive Telemedicine Pathway for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Comparison of Virtual and In-Person Assessments (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00599-2/fulltext)

Article 2: Minimal Clinically Important Difference for PROMIS Physical Function and Pain Interference in Patients Following Surgical Treatment of Distal Radius Fracture (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00600-6/fulltext)
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January 2022
Article 1: Evaluation of Risk Factors for Loss of Acceptable Alignment for Distal Radius Fractures That Are Nondisplaced or Minimally Displaced on Initial Presentation (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00518-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Utilization of Diagnostic Testing for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Survey of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00687-0/fulltext)
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November 2021
Article 1: Midterm Patient-Reported Outcomes in Wrist Denervation for Post-Traumatic Arthritis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00134-9/fulltext)

Article 2: Patterns of Upper Extremity Reconstruction for Patients With Tetraplegia Across the United States: A Retrospective Study (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00380-4/fulltext)
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October 2021
Article 1: Limited Fasciectomy Versus Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren Contracture: A Propensity Score Matched Study of Single Digit Treatment With Minimum 5 Years of Telephone Follow-Up (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00337-3/fulltext)
Article 2: A Standard Set for Outcome Measurement in Patients With Hand and Wrist Conditions: Consensus by the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Hand and Wrist Working Group (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00363-4/fulltext)
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September 2021
Article 1: Geospatial Inefficiencies Associated With Digital Replantations at High-Volume Centers and Optimal Allocation Model for Centralization of Replantations (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00216-1/fulltext)
Article 2: The Epidemiology of Carpal Tunnel Revision Over a 1-Year Follow-Up Period (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00208-2/fulltext)
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June 2021
Article 1:
Structural Versus Nonstructural Bone Grafting for the Treatment of Unstable Scaphoid Waist Nonunion Without Avascular Necrosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00097-6/fulltext)

Article 2: Evaluation of PROMIS’ Ability to Detect Immediate Postoperative Symptom Improvement Following Carpal Tunnel Release (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00102-7/fulltext)
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May 2021
Article 1: Cost Comparison of Botulinum Toxin Injections Versus Surgical Treatment in Pediatric Patients With Cerebral Palsy: A Markov Model (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00045-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Assessing the Relationship Between Bone Density and Loss of Reduction in Nonsurgical Distal Radius Fracture Treatment (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(21)00087-3/fulltext)
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April 2021
Article 1: Rate of Bone Mineral Density Testing and Subsequent Fracture-Free Interval After Distal Forearm Fracture in the Medicare Population (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30715-2/fulltext)

Article 2: Outcomes Associated With Scapholunate Ligament Injury Following Intra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30742-5/fulltext)
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March 2021
Article 1: Impact of Insurance Type on Self-Reported Symptom Severity at the Preoperative Visit for Carpal Tunnel Release (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30644-4/fulltext)
Article 2: Variation in Use of Electrodiagnostic Testing: Analysis From the Michigan Collaborative Hand Initiative for Quality in Surgery (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30711-5/fulltext)
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February 2021
Article 1: The Association Between Electrodiagnostic Severity and Treatment Recommendations for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30536-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Relevance of Diagnosed Depression and Antidepressants to PROMIS Depression Scores Among Hand Surgical Patients (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30610-9/fulltext)
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January 2021
Article 1: Epidemiology and Treatment of Radial Head Fractures: A Database Analysis of Over 70,000 Inpatient Cases (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30350-6/fulltext)
Article 2: A Matched Comparison of Postoperative Complications Between Smokers and Nonsmokers Following Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30571-2/fulltext)
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December 2020
Article 1: Establishing Validity of a Comprehensive Hand Surgical Training and Educational Platform (STEP) (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30434-2/fulltext)
Article 2: Clinical, Radiological, and Electrodiagnostic Diagnosis of Pronator Syndrome Concurrent With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30341-5/fulltext)
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November 2020
Article 1: Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery: Changing Incidence in Finnish and Swedish Men Between 1997 and 2016 (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30440-8/fulltext)
Article 2: Declining Trend in Medicare Physician Reimbursements for Hand Surgery From 2002 to 2018 (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30478-0/fulltext)
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October 2020
Article 1: The Influence of Cost Information on Treatment Choice: A Mixed-Methods Study (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30316-6/fulltext)
Article 2: Thumb Carpometacarpal Arthritis: Prognostic Indicators and Timing of Further Intervention Following Corticosteroid Injection (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30185-4/fulltext)
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September 2020
Article 1: Telemedicine After Upper Extremity Surgery: A Prospective Study of Program Implementation (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30315-4/fulltext)
Article 2: Canadian Plastic Surgery Resident Operative Experience in Hand Surgery (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30272-0/fulltext)
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June 2020
Article 1: The Prognostic Value of Preoperative Patient-Reported Function and Psychological Characteristics on Early Outcomes Following Trapeziectomy With Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition for Treatment of Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31540-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Industry Funding and Self-Declared Conflict of Interest in Hand Surgery Publications (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30114-3/fulltext)
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May 2020
Article 1: Borderline Nerve Conduction Velocities for Median Neuropathy at the Carpal Tunnel (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30002-2/fulltext)
Article 2: Proximal Row Carpectomy Versus 4-Corner Fusion: Incidence, Conversion to Fusion, and Cost (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30004-6/fulltext)
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April 2020
Article 1: Risk of Infection in Trigger Finger Release Surgery Following Corticosteroid Injection (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30032-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Physical and Occupational Therapy Use and Cost After Common Hand Procedures (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31390-5/fulltext)
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March 2020
Article 1: Convolutional Neural Network for Second Metacarpal Radiographic Osteoporosis Screening (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31543-6/fulltext)
Article 2: The Value of Intraoperative 3-Dimensional Fluoroscopy in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31506-0/fulltext)
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February 2020
Article 1: Factors Associated With Reoperation and Conversion to Wrist Fusion After Proximal Row Carpectomy or 4-Corner Arthrodesis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31435-2/fulltext)
Article 2: Variation in Offer of Operative Treatment to Patients With Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31429-7/fulltext)
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January 2020
Article 1: Development and Validation of a Prognostic, Risk-Adjusted Scoring System for Operative Upper-Extremity Infections (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31422-4/fulltext)
Article 2: Establishing a National Registry for Hand Surgery (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31386-3/fulltext)
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December 2019
Article 1: The Impact of Pre-Referral Advanced Diagnostic Testing on Wait Time to See a Hand Surgeon for Common Upper-Extremity Conditions (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31393-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Reduction of Opioid Use After Upper-Extremity Surgery through a Predictive Pain Calculator and Comprehensive Pain Plan (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(19)31389-9/fulltext)
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November 2019
Article 1: Complications of Corrective Osteotomies for Extra-Articular Distal Radius Malunion (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)31618-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Outcomes and Direct Costs of Needle Aponeurotomy, Collagenase Injection, and Fasciectomy in the Treatment of Dupuytren Contracture (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)31491-6/fulltext)
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October 2019
Article 1: The Effect of Intraoperative Corticosteroid Injections on the Risk of Surgical Site Infections for Hand Procedures (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)31764-7/fulltext)

Article 2: Early Practice Patterns of Hand Surgeons: An American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Database Study (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)31684-8/fulltext)
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September 2019
Article 1: The Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Triage and Regional Transfer After Upper-Extremity Trauma (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)31262-0/fulltext)

Article 2: Failure Rates of Base of Thumb Arthritis Surgery: A Systematic Review (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30698-1/fulltext)
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July 2019
Article 1: The Relationship Between Pain-Related Psychological Factors and Postoperative Opioid Use After Ambulatory Hand Surgery (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30805-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Patient Satisfaction in the Hand Surgery Clinic: An Analysis of Factors That Impact the Press Ganey Survey (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30659-2/fulltext)
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June 2019
Article 1: An In-Depth Review of Physician Reimbursement for Digit and Thumb Replantation (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30858-X/fulltext)
Article 2: Feasibility and Usability of a Ranking Tool to Elicit Patient Preferences for the Treatment of Trigger Finger (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30534-3/fulltext)
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May 2019
Article 1: Sonographic Findings Associated With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)31113-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Correlations Among Objectively Measured Impairment, Outcome Classification Systems, and Subjectively Perceived Disability After Flexor Tendon Repair (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30794-9/fulltext)

April 2019
Article 1: Evaluation of Version 2.0 of the PROMIS Upper Extremity Computer Adaptive Test in Nonshoulder Upper Extremity Patients (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30376-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Defining Quality in Hand Surgery From the Patient’s Perspective: A Qualitative Analysis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30789-5/fulltext)

March 2019
Article 1: False-Positive Rates for Nerve Conduction Studies and Ultrasound in Patients Without Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30599-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Effect of Radial Nerve Release on Lateral Epicondylitis Outcomes: A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blinded Trial (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30793-7/fulltext)

February 2019
Article 1: Opioid Prescriber Education and Guidelines for Ambulatory Upper-Extremity Surgery: Evaluation of an Institutional Protocol (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)31857-9/fulltext)
Article 2: Variation in Nonsurgical Services for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Across a Large Integrated Health Care System (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)32092-0/fulltext)

January 2019
Article 1: Intermediate-Term Outcome After Distal Radius Fracture in Patients With Poor Outcome at 1 Year: A Register Study With a 2- to 12-Year Follow-Up (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30248-X/fulltext)
Article 2: External Fixation Versus Volar Locking Plate for Unstable Dorsally Displaced Distal Radius Fractures—A 3-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Study (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30023-6/fulltext)

December 2018
Article 1: Predicting Clinical Outcome After Surgical Treatment in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30650-6/fulltext)
Article 2: Cost-Effective Management of Stenosing Tenosynovitis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)30874-2/fulltext)

November 2018
Article 1: Outcome of a Hand Orthosis and Hand Therapy for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis in Daily Practice: A Prospective Cohort Study (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)30684-6/fulltext)
Article 2: Cost Implications of Varying the Surgical Technique, Surgical Setting, and Anesthesia Type for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)31145-0/fulltext)

October 2018
Article 1: The Effectiveness of Mini–C-Arm Fluoroscopy for the Closed Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures in Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)30746-3/fulltext)
Article 2: Pain Management After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blinded Trial Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30652-X/fulltext)

September 2018
Article 1: A Prospective Comparison of Diagnostic Tools for the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)31445-4/fulltext)
Article 2: Medium-Term Outcomes With Pyrocarbon Proximal Interphalangeal Arthroplasty: A Study of 170 Consecutive Arthroplasties (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(16)30694-3/fulltext)

August 2018
Article 1: Association Between Radiological and Patient-Reported Outcome in Adults With a Displaced Distal Radius Fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30613-0/fulltext)
Article 2: Cost of Surgical Treatment for Distal Radius Fractures and the Implications of Episode-Based Bundled Payments (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30629-4/fulltext)

July 2018
Article 1: Immediate Versus Overnight-Delayed Digital Replantation: A Comparative Retrospective Cohort Study of Survival Outcomes (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(18)30459-3/fulltext)
Article 2: Arthroscopic Diagnosis of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Foveal Tear: A Cadaver Assessment (https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(17)30956-5/fulltext)