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Pachydermodactyly: A Case Report Including Histopathology.

Rancy SK, Granstein RD, Bansal M, Barley CL, Fields TR, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 May 13. pii: S0363-5023(16)30080-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.04.013.

A Unified Approach to Outcomes Assessment for Distal Radius Fractures.

Waljee JF, Ladd A, MacDermid JC, Rozental TD, Wolfe SW, Distal Radius Outcomes Consortium.
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Mar 5. pii: S0363-5023(16)00187-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.02.001.

Scaphoid Proximal Pole Fracture Following Headless Screw Fixation.

Rancy SK, Zelken JA, Lipman JD, Wolfe SW.
J Wrist Surg. 2016 Mar;5(1):71-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1565928. Epub 2015 Nov 21.

MRI findings of spinal accessory neuropathy.

Li AE, Greditzer HG 4th, Melisaratos DP, Wolfe SW, Feinberg JH, Sneag DB.
Clin Radiol. 2016 Apr;71(4):316-20. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2015.11.015. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Does collagenase injection disrupt or digest the Dupuytren's cord: a magnetic resonance imaging study.

Crivello KM, Potter HG, Moon ES, Rancy SK, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Jan 14. pii: 1753193415626113. [Epub ahead of print]

Shoulder and Elbow Recovery at 2 and 11 Years Following Brachial Plexus Reconstruction.

Wang JP, Rancy SK, Lee SK, Feinberg JH, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Feb;41(2):173-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.11.010. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

Expectations and limitations due to brachial plexus injury: a qualitative study.

Mancuso CA, Lee SK, Dy CJ, Landers ZA, Model Z, Wolfe SW.
Hand (N Y). 2015 Dec;10(4):741-9. doi: 10.1007/s11552-015-9761-z. Epub 2015 May 1.

Functional kinematics of the wrist.

Rainbow MJ, Wolff AL, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Jan;41(1):7-21. doi: 10.1177/1753193415616939. Epub 2015 Nov 14. Review.

The Origin and Meaning of "Intercalated Segment".

Gould HP, Berger RA, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Dec;40(12):2471-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.09.013. Epub 2015 Oct 17. Review. No abstract available.

Subject-Specific Carpal Ligament Elongation in Extreme Positions, Grip, and the Dart Thrower's Motion.

Rainbow MJ, Kamal RN, Moore DC, Akelman E, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ.
J Biomech Eng. 2015 Nov;137(11):111006. doi: 10.1115/1.4031580.

Hybrid Russe Procedure for Scaphoid Waist Fracture Nonunion With Deformity.

Lee SK, Byun DJ, Roman-Deynes JL, Model Z, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Nov;40(11):2198-205. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.07.028. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

Scapholunate Advanced Collapse: Nomenclature and Differential Diagnosis.

Trehan SK, Lee SK, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Oct;40(10):2085-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.06.110. Epub 2015 Aug 1. Review. No abstract available.

Surgical Treatments for Scapholunate Advanced Collapse Wrist: Kinematics and Functional Performance.

Wolff AL, Garg R, Kraszewski AP, Hillstrom HJ, Hafer JF, Backus SI, Lenhoff ML, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug;40(8):1547-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.04.035. Epub 2015 Jun 17.

The effect of wrist surgery on the kinematic consistency of joint axis reconstruction in a static posture.

Kraszewski AP, Osei DA, Garg R, Jang E, Hillstrom HJ, Lenhoff MW, Wolfe SW.
J Orthop Res. 2015 Sep;33(9):1341-7. doi: 10.1002/jor.22912. Epub 2015 May 18.

Anatomical Study of the Surgical Approaches to the Radial Tunnel.

Urch EY, Model Z, Wolfe SW, Lee SK.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jul;40(7):1416-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.03.009. Epub 2015 Apr 18.

Subclavius posticus: an anomalous muscle in association with suprascapular nerve compression in an athlete.

Cogar AC, Johnsen PH, Potter HG, Wolfe SW.
Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar;10(1):76-9. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9652-8.

Soft tissue complications of dorsal versus volar plating for ulnar shortening osteotomy.

Das De S, Johnsen PH, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 May;40(5):928-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.12.042. Epub 2015 Feb 24.

Recurrent pigmented villonodular synovitis and multifocal giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath: case report.

Wang JP, Rancy SK, DiCarlo EF, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar;40(3):537-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.11.010. Epub 2015 Jan 9. Review.

Optimal axon counts for brachial plexus nerve transfers to restore elbow flexion.

Schreiber JJ, Byun DJ, Khair MM, Rosenblatt L, Lee SK, Wolfe SW.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):135e-41e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000795.

A systematic review of outcomes reporting for brachial plexus reconstruction.

Dy CJ, Garg R, Lee SK, Tow P, Mancuso CA, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Feb;40(2):308-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.10.033. Epub 2014 Dec 13. Review.

Proximal migration of hardware in patients undergoing midcarpal fusion with headless compression screws.

Shifflett GD, Athanasian EA, Lee SK, Weiland AJ, Wolfe SW.
J Wrist Surg. 2014 Nov;3(4):250-61. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1384750.

Thoracic outlet syndrome caused by synostosis of the first and second thoracic ribs: 2 case reports and review of the literature.

Reidler JS, Das De S, Schreiber JJ, Schneider DB, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec;39(12):2444-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.08.034. Epub 2014 Oct 11. Review.

Coronal shift of distal radius fractures: influence of the distal interosseous membrane on distal radioulnar joint instability.

Trehan SK, Orbay JL, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jan;40(1):159-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.08.022. Epub 2014 Oct 3. Review. No abstract available.

Spontaneous nerve torsion: unusual cause of radial nerve palsy.

Endo Y, Miller TT, Carlson E, Wolfe SW.
Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Mar;44(3):457-61. doi: 10.1007/s00256-014-2006-3. Epub 2014 Sep 24.

Selection of tendon grafts for distal radioulnar ligament reconstruction and report of a modified technique.

Jang E, Dy CJ, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct;39(10):2027-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.020. Epub 2014 Aug 16.

Osteoid osteoma of the triquetrum: a case of four-year delay in diagnosis.

Taylor SA, Trehan SK, Crivello KM, Schneider R, Wolfe SW.
HSS J. 2014 Jul;10(2):191-6. doi: 10.1007/s11420-014-9382-z. Epub 2014 Mar 28. No abstract available.

International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand 2013 Committee's report on wrist dart-throwing motion.

Moritomo H, Apergis EP, Garcia-Elias M, Werner FW, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul;39(7):1433-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.02.035. Review.

The impact of coronal alignment on distal radioulnar joint stability following distal radius fracture.

Dy CJ, Jang E, Taylor SA, Meyers KN, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul;39(7):1264-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.03.041. Epub 2014 May 20.

Long-nerve grafts and nerve transfers demonstrate comparable outcomes for axillary nerve injuries.

Wolfe SW, Johnsen PH, Lee SK, Feinberg JH.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul;39(7):1351-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.02.032. Epub 2014 Apr 29.
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Regarding "Corticosteroid injection with or without thumb spica cast for de Quervain tenosynovitis".

Wolfe SW.
Hand Surg Am. 2014 May;39(5):1024. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.01.053. No abstract available.

Distal radius fractures: strategic alternatives to volar plate fixation.

Dy CJ, Wolfe SW, Jupiter JB, Blazar PE, Ruch DS, Hanel DP.
Instr Course Lect. 2014;63:27-37.

Carpal fractures.

Suh N, Ek ET, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):785-91; quiz 791. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.10.030. Review.

Distal radius fractures in athletes: approaches and treatment considerations.

Henn CM, Wolfe SW.
Sports Med Arthrosc. 2014 Mar;22(1):29-38. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000003. Review.

Development of an anatomical wrist joint coordinate system to quantify motion during functional tasks.

Hillstrom HJ, Garg R, Kraszewski A, Lenhoff M, Carter T, Backus SI, Wolff A, Syrkin G, Cheng R, Wolfe SW.
J Appl Biomech. 2014 Aug;30(4):586-93. doi: 10.1123/jab.2011-0094. Epub 2014 Mar 10.

Wrist kinematic coupling and performance during functional tasks: effects of constrained motion.

Garg R, Kraszewski AP, Stoecklein HH, Syrkin G, Hillstrom HJ, Backus S, Lenhoff ML, Wolff AL, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):634-642.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.12.031. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

Traumatic flexor digitorum superficialis and A2-A3 pulley rupture: case report.

Johnsen P, O'Shea K, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Mar;39(3):524-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.12.020.

Preoperative donor nerve electromyography as a predictor of nerve transfer outcomes.

Schreiber JJ, Feinberg JH, Byun DJ, Lee SK, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jan;39(1):42-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.09.042. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis: rationale and early results.

Vance MC, Packer G, Tan D, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
J Wrist Surg. 2012 Aug;1(1):61-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1323644.

Soft tissue mallet finger injuries with delayed treatment.

Suh N, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Sep;38(9):1803-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.03.050. Epub 2013 Jun 5. No abstract available.

Two-stage reconstruction with the modified Paneva-Holevich technique.

O'Shea K, Wolfe SW.
Hand Clin. 2013 May;29(2):223-33. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2013.02.011. Epub 2013 Apr 6. Review.

Current practice of primary flexor tendon repair: a global view.

Tang JB, Amadio PC, Boyer MI, Savage R, Zhao C, Sandow M, Lee SK, Wolfe SW.
Hand Clin. 2013 May;29(2):179-89. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2013.02.003. Epub 2013 Apr 3. Review.

Neurotization to innervate the deltoid and biceps: 3 cases.

Dy CJ, Kitay A, Garg R, Kang L, Feinberg JH, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb;38(2):237-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.039. Epub 2012 Dec 23.

In vivo kinematics of the scaphoid, lunate, capitate, and third metacarpal in extreme wrist flexion and extension.

Rainbow MJ, Kamal RN, Leventhal E, Akelman E, Moore DC, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb;38(2):278-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.035. Epub 2012 Dec 23.

Diagnostic biopsy of the pronator teres and a motor branch of the median nerve: indications and technique.

Dy CJ, Lange DJ, Jones KJ, Garg R, DiCarlo EF, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Dec;37(12):2570-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.09.014.

Scapholunate instability: current concepts in diagnosis and management.

Kitay A, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Oct;37(10):2175-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.07.035.

Use of bioabsorbable nerve conduits as an adjunct to brachial plexus neurorrhaphy.

Wolfe SW, Strauss HL, Garg R, Feinberg J.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Oct;37(10):1980-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.07.015.

Carpal instability nondissociative.

Wolfe SW, Garcia-Elias M, Kitay A.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Sep;20(9):575-85. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-09-575. Review.

Nerve transfers for the upper extremity: new horizons in nerve reconstruction.

Lee SK, Wolfe SW.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Aug;20(8):506-17. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-08-506. Review.

Elongation of the dorsal carpal ligaments: a computational study of in vivo carpal kinematics.

Rainbow MJ, Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Kamal RN, Laidlaw DH, Akelman E, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jul;37(7):1393-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.04.025. Epub 2012 May 26.

Letter regarding "Influence of locking stitch size in a four-strand cross-locked cruciate flexor tendon repair".

Wolfe SW, Barrie KA, Merrell GA.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jan;37(1):188; author reply 188-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.10.052. No abstract available.

Imaging and electrodiagnostic work-up of acute adult brachial plexus injuries.

O'Shea K, Feinberg JH, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Nov;36(9):747-59. doi: 10.1177/1753193411422313. Epub 2011 Sep 15. Review.

Removal of locked volar plates after distal radius fractures.

Gyuricza C, Carlson MG, Weiland AJ, Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Daluiski A.
J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jun;36(6):982-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.03.032. Epub 2011 May 14.

Surface replacement arthroplasty of the proximal interphalangeal joint using a volar approach: case series.

Stoecklein HH, Garg R, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jun;36(6):1015-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.03.003. Epub 2011 May 6.

Comparison of nerve transfers and nerve grafting for traumatic upper plexus palsy: a systematic review and analysis.

Garg R, Merrell GA, Hillstrom HJ, Wolfe SW.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May 4;93(9):819-29. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.01602. Review.

The mechanical axes of the wrist are oriented obliquely to the anatomical axes.

Crisco JJ, Heard WM, Rich RR, Paller DJ, Wolfe SW.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jan 19;93(2):169-77. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.01222.

Preoperative computer-assisted design templating of complex articular olecranon osteotomy: case report.

Garg R, Hammoud S, Lipman J, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Dec;35(12):1990-4.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.08.028. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

Augmentation of zone II flexor tendon repair using growth differentiation factor 5 in a rabbit model.

Henn RF 3rd, Kuo CE, Kessler MW, Razzano P, Grande DP, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Nov;35(11):1825-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.08.031.

Carpal and forearm kinematics during a simulated hammering task.

Leventhal EL, Moore DC, Akelman E, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jul;35(7):1097-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.04.021.

Studying primate carpal kinematics in three dimensions using a computed-tomography-based markerless registration method.

Orr CM, Leventhal EL, Chivers SF, Marzke MW, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Feb;35(2):237-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.11.013.

Conformational changes in the carpus during finger trap distraction.

Leventhal EL, Moore DC, Akelman E, Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Feb;35(2):237-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.11.013.

The advantage of throwing the first stone: how understanding the evolutionary demands of Homo sapiens is helping us understand carpal motion.

Rohde RS, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Jan;18(1):51-8.

Computer-assisted navigation of volar percutaneous scaphoid placement.

Walsh E, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Nov;34(9):1722-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.08.009.

Accuracy and reliability of three different techniques for manual goniometry for wrist motion: a cadaveric study.

Carter TI, Pansy B, Wolff AL, Hillstrom HJ, Backus SI, Lenhoff M, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Oct;34(8):1422-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.06.002. Epub 2009 Aug 22.

Multiple pulley rupture following corticosteroid injection for trigger digit: case report.

Gyuricza C, Umoh E, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Oct;34(8):1444-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.04.037. Epub 2009 Aug 15.

Injectable hyaluronan for the treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: open label pilot trial.

Mandl LA, Hotchkiss RN, Adler RS, Lyman S, Daluiski A, Wolfe SW, Katz JN.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2009 Sep;25(9):2103-8. doi: 10.1185/03007990903084016.

Ulnar neuropathy at the wrist.

Pearce C, Feinberg J, Wolfe SW.
HSS J. 2009 Sep;5(2):180-3; quiz 184-5. doi: 10.1007/s11420-009-9110-2. Epub 2009 Jun 9.

A computational approach to the "optimal" screw axis location and orientation in the scaphoid bone.

Leventhal EL, Wolfe SW, Walsh EF, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Apr;34(4):677-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.01.011.

Interfragmentary motion in patients with scaphoid nonunion.

Leventhal EL, Wolfe SW, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss AP, Crisco JJ
J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Sep;33(7):1108-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.03.008.

Comparison of neurotization versus nerve repair in an animal model of chronically denervated muscle.

Swanson AN, Wolfe SW, Khazzam M, Feinberg J, Ehteshami J, Doty S.
J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Sep;33(7):1093-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.02.025.

Brachial plexopathy/nerve root avulsion in a football player: the role of electrodiagnostics.

Feinberg JH, Radecki J, Wolfe SW, Strauss HL, Mintz DN.
HSS J. 2008 Feb;4(1):87-95. doi: 10.1007/s11420-007-9064-1. Epub 2008 Jan 4.

Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies: case report and discussion.

Grossman MJ, Feinberg J, DiCarlo EF, Birchansky SB, Wolfe SW.
HSS J. 2007 Sep;3(2):208-12. doi: 10.1007/s11420-007-9056-1.

Nerve transfers for adult traumatic brachial plexus palsy (brachial plexus nerve transfer).

Rohde RS, Wolfe SW.
HSS J. 2007 Feb;3(1):77-82. doi: 10.1007/s11420-006-9027-y.

Allograft reconstruction for symptomatic chronic complete proximal hamstring tendon avulsion.

Marx RG, Fives G, Chu SK, Daluiski A, Wolfe SW.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2009 Jan;17(1):19-23. doi: 10.1007/s00167-008-0588-9. Epub 2008 Aug 6.

Scapholunate instability: current concepts in diagnosis and management.

Kuo CE, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Jul-Aug;33(6):998-1013. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.04.027. Review.

Gender differences in capitate kinematics are eliminated after accounting for variation in carpal size.

Rainbow MJ, Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Wolfe SW.
J Biomech Eng. 2008 Aug;130(4):041003. doi: 10.1115/1.2913332.

2007 IFSSH committee report of wrist biomechanics committee: biomechanics of the so-called dart-throwing motion of the wrist.

Moritomo H, Apergis EP, Herzberg G, Werner FW, Wolfe SW, Garcia-Elias M.
J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Nov;32(9):1447-53. Review.

Treatment of proximal interphalangeal dorsal fracture-dislocation injuries with dynamic external fixation: a pins and rubber band system.

Ellis SJ, Cheng R, Prokopis P, Chetboun A, Wolfe SW, Athanasian EA, Weiland AJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Oct;32(8):1242-50.

Biomechanic comparison of the Teno Fix tendon repair device with the cruciate and modified Kessler techniques.

Wolfe SW, Willis AA, Campbell D, Clabeaux J, Wright TM.
J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Mar;32(3):356-66.

Effects of distal radius malunion on distal radioulnar joint mechanics--an in vivo study.

Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Marai GE, Laidlaw DH, Akelman E, Weiss AP, Wolfe SW.
J Orthop Res. 2007 Apr;25(4):547-55.

Carpal kinematics.

Gardner MJ, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
Hand Clin. 2006 Nov;22(4):413-20; abstract v. Review.

The flexor carpi radialis brevis muscle: an anomalous flexor of the wrist and hand. A case report.

Kang L, Carter T, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2006 Nov;31(9):1511-3.

The dart-throwing motion of the wrist: is it unique to humans?

Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ, Orr CM, Marzke MW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2006 Nov;31(9):1429-37.

Complications of circular plate fixation for four-corner arthrodesis.

Shindle MK, Burton KJ, Weiland AJ, Domb BG, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2007 Feb;32(1):50-3. Epub 2006 Oct 17.

In vivo elongation of the palmar and dorsal scapholunate interosseous ligament.

Upal MA, Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Sonenblum SE, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2006 Oct;31(8):1326-32.

Flexor tenosynovitis caused by Mycobacterium scrofulaceum: case report.

Carter TI, Frelinghuysen P, Daluiski A, Brause BD, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2006 Oct;31(8):1292-5.

Internal fixation for intraarticular distal radius fractures.

Carter TI, Frelinghuysen P, Daluiski A, Brause BD, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2006 Oct;31(8):1292-5.

Radiation exposure in hand surgery: mini versus standard C-arm.

Athwal GS, Bueno RA Jr, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2005 Nov;30(6):1310-6.

In vivo radiocarpal kinematics and the dart thrower's motion.

Crisco JJ, Coburn JC, Moore DC, Akelman E, Weiss AP, Wolfe SW.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Dec;87(12):2729-40.

Treatment of acute flexor tendon injury: zones III-V.

Athwal GS, Wolfe SW.
Hand Clin. 2005 May;21(2):181-6. Review.

Planning brachial plexus surgery: treatment options and priorities.

Brophy RH, Wolfe SW.

Current concepts in the treatment of distal radial fractures.

Ruch DS, Weiland AJ, Wolfe SW, Geissler WB, Cohen MS, Jupiter JB.
Instr Course Lect. 2004;53:389-401. Review.

Carpal bone postures and motions are abnormal in both wrists of patients with unilateral scapholunate interosseous ligament tears.

Crisco JJ, Pike S, Hulsizer-Galvin DL, Akelman E, Weiss AP, Wolfe SW.
Instr Course Lect. 2004;53:389-401. Review.

The effect of increased peripheral suture purchase on the strength of flexor tendon repairs.

Merrell GA, Wolfe SW, Kacena WJ, Gao Y, Cholewicki J, Kacena MA.
J Hand Surg Am. 2003 May;28(3):464-8.

Ulna shortening osteotomy using a compression device.

Chen NC, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2003 Jan;28(1):88-93.

A biomechanical comparison of fragment-specific fixation and augmented external fixation for intra-articular distal radius fractures.

Dodds SD, Cornelissen S, Jossan S, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2002 Nov;27(6):953-64.

Injuries to the pectoralis major.

Dodds SD, Wolfe SW.
Sports Med. 2002;32(14):945-52. Review.

A biomechanical analysis of fixation of intra-articular distal radial fractures with calcium-phosphate bone cement.

Higgins TF, Dodds SD, Wolfe SW.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Sep;84-A(9):1579-86.

Sigmoid notch reconstruction using osteoarticular graft in a severely comminuted distal radius fracture: a case report.

Merrell GA, Barrie KA, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2002 Jul;27(4):729-34.

Treatment of scaphoid nonunions: quantitative meta-analysis of the literature.

Merrell GA, Wolfe SW, Slade JF 3rd.
J Hand Surg Am. 2002 Jul;27(4):685-91.

Common pediatric hand fractures.

Nofsinger CC, Wolfe SW.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2002 Feb;14(1):42-5. Review. No abstract available.

Effects of scaphoid fractures on the biomechanics of the wrist.

Berdia S, Wolfe SW.
Hand Clin. 2001 Nov;17(4):533-40, vii-viii. Review.

The relationship of suture design to biomechanical strength of flexor tendon repairs.

Barrie KA, Wolfe SW.
Hand Surg. 2001 Jul;6(1):89-97. Review. No abstract available.

In vivo kinematic behavior of the radio-capitate joint during wrist flexion-extension and radio-ulnar deviation.

Neu CP, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW.
J Biomech. 2001 Nov;34(11):1429-38.

Zone II tendon repairs augmented with autogenous dorsal tendon graft: a biomechanical analysis.

Slade JF, Bhargava M, Barrie KA, Shenbagamurthi D, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2001 Sep;26(5):813-20.

Limited incision open techniques for distal radius fracture management.

Swigart CR, Wolfe SW.
Orthop Clin North Am. 2001 Apr;32(2):317-27, ix.

Advances in the in vivo measurement of normal and abnormal carpal kinematics.

Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW, Neu CP, Pike S.
Orthop Clin North Am. 2001 Apr;32(2):219-31, vii. Review.

Effect of suture locking and suture caliber on fatigue strength of flexor tendon repairs.

Barrie KA, Tomak SL, Cholewicki J, Merrell GA, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2001 Mar;26(2):340-6.

Results of nerve transfer techniques for restoration of shoulder and elbow function in the context of a meta-analysis of the English literature.

Merrell GA, Barrie KA, Katz DL,Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2001 Mar;26(2):303-14.

In vivo scaphoid, lunate, and capitate kinematics in flexion and in extension.

Wolfe SW, Neu C, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 2000 Sep;25(5):860-9.

Peripheral nerve injury and repair.

Lee SK, Wolfe SW.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2000 Jul-Aug;8(4):243-52. Review.

The role of multiple strands and locking sutures on gap formation of flexor tendon repairs during cyclical loading.

Barrie KA, Tomak SL, Cholewicki J, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 2000 Jul;25(4):714-20.

A biomechanical comparison of multistrand flexor tendon repairs using an in situ testing model.

Barrie KA, Wolfe SW, Shean C, Shenbagamurthi D, Slade JF 3rd, Panjabi MM.
J Hand Surg Am. 2000 May;25(3):499-506.

Perinatal brachial plexus palsy.

Dodds SD, Wolfe SW.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2000 Feb;12(1):40-7. Review.

Repair of a multiply recurrent giant cell reparative granuloma of the hand with wide resection and fibular grafting.

Ugwonali O, Eisen RN, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1999 Nov;24(6):1331-6.

Augmentation of distal radius fracture fixation with coralline hydroxyapatite bone graft substitute.

Wolfe SW, Pike L, Slade JF 3rd, Katz LD.
J Hand Surg Am. 1999 Jul;24(4):816-27.

A biomechanical comparison of different wrist external fixators with and without K-wire augmentation.

Wolfe SW, Austin G, Lorenze M, Swigart CR, Panjabi MM.
J Hand Surg Am. 1999 May;24(3):516-24.

Biomechanical analysis of the cruciate four-strand flexor tendon repair.

McLarney E, Hoffman H, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1999 Mar;24(2):295-301.

Noninvasive technique for measuring in vivo three-dimensional carpal bone kinematics.

Crisco JJ, McGovern RD, Wolfe SW.
J Orthop Res. 1999 Jan;17(1):96-100.

Load relaxation and forces with activity in Hoffman external fixators.

Wolfe SW, Panjabi MM.
J Hand Surg Am. 1999 Jan;24(1):200. No abstract available.

Load-displacement behavior in a distal radial fracture model. The effect of simulated healing on motion.

Wolfe SW, Lorenze MD, Austin G, Swigart CR, Panjabi MM.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1999 Jan;81(1):53-9.

Use of a modified Bell Tawse procedure for chronic acquired dislocation of the radial head.

Cappellino A, Wolfe SW, Marsh JS.
J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 May-Jun;18(3):410-4.

Wide excision of the distal ulna: a multicenter case study.

Wolfe SW, Mih AD, Hotchkiss RN, Culp RW, Keifhaber TR, Nagle DJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 1998 Mar;23(2):222-8.

Augmented external fixation of distal radius fractures: a biomechanical analysis.

Wolfe SW, Swigart CR, Grauer J, Slade JF 3rd, Panjabi MM.
J Hand Surg Am. 1998 Jan;23(1):127-34.

Recurrent compartment syndrome of the hand: a case report.

Chokshi BV, Lee S, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1998 Jan;23(1):66-9.

MRI of multiple glomus tumors of the finger.

Dalrymple NC, Hayes J, Bessinger VJ, Wolfe SW, Katz LD.
Skeletal Radiol. 1997 Nov;26(11):664-6. No abstract available.

Kinematics of the scaphoid shift test.

Wolfe SW, Gupta A, Crisco JJ 3rd.
J Hand Surg Am. 1997 Sep;22(5):801-6.

A non-invasive method for studying in vivo carpal kinematics.

Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ, Katz LD.
J Hand Surg Br. 1997 Apr;22(2):147-52.

The effects of exercise on ligamentous stiffness in the wrist.

Crisco JJ, Chelikani S, Brown RK, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1997 Jan;22(1):44-8.

Detection of nerve rootlet avulsion on CT myelography in patients with birth palsy and brachial plexus injury after trauma.

Walker AT, Chaloupka JC, de Lotbiniere AC, Wolfe SW, Goldman R, Kier EL.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1996 Nov;167(5):1283-7.

Radiographic progression to dorsal intercalated segment instability.

Wolfe SW, Katz LD, Crisco JJ.
Orthopedics. 1996 Aug;19(8):691-5.

Arthroscopic-assisted reduction of distal radius fractures.

Wolfe SW, Easterling KJ, Yoo HH.
Arthroscopy. 1995 Dec;11(6):706-14.

Intra-articular impaction fractures of the phalanges.

Wolfe SW, Katz LD.
J Hand Surg Am. 1995 Mar;20(2):327-33.

Safety and efficacy of percutaneous trigger finger release.

Pope DF, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1995 Mar;20(2):280-3.

Two-dimensional rigid-body kinematics using image contour registration.

Crisco JJ, Hentel K, Wolfe SW, Duncan JS.
J Biomech. 1995 Jan;28(1):119-24.

Optimal marker placement for calculating the instantaneous center of rotation.

Crisco JJ 3rd, Chen X, Panjabi MM, Wolfe SW.
J Biomech. 1994 Sep;27(9):1183-7.

Septic arthritis in a normal interphalangeal joint following a dental procedure.

Payne LZ, Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1994 Sep;19(5):815-6. No abstract available.

Mechanical evaluation of the scaphoid shift test.

Wolfe SW, Crisco JJ.
J Hand Surg Am. 1994 Sep;19(5):762-8.

Infection following total elbow arthroplasty.

Gutow AP, Wolfe SW.
Hand Clin. 1994 Aug;10(3):521-9. Review.

Primary semiconstrained total elbow arthroplasty. Survival analysis of 113 consecutive cases.

Kraay MJ, Figgie MP, Inglis AE, Wolfe SW, Ranawat CS.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1994 Jul;76(4):636-40.

Scaphoid shift in the uninjured wrist.

Easterling KJ,Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1994 Jul;19(4):604-6.

Ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle. An anatomic and clinical analysis.

Wolfe SW, Wickiewicz TL, Cavanaugh JT.
Am J Sports Med. 1992 Sep-Oct;20(5):587-93.

Compressive forces.

Wolfe SW.
J Hand Surg Am. 1992 Jul;17(4):777-9. No abstract available.

Unilateral blindness as a complication of patient positioning for spinal surgery. A case report.

Wolfe SW, Lospinuso MF, Burke SW.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1992 May;17(5):600-5.

Wrist arthroscopy: an overview.

Easterling KJ, Wolfe SW.
Contemp Orthop. 1992 Jan;24(1):21-30. Review.

Articular fractures of the hand. Part II: Guidelines for management.

Wolfe SW, Dick HM.
Orthop Rev. 1991 Feb;20(2):123-8. Review.

Articular fractures of the hand. Part I: Guidelines for assessment.

Wolfe SW, Dick HM.

The osteo-anconeus flap. An approach for total elbow arthroplasty.

Wolfe SW, Ranawat CS.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1990 Jun;72(5):684-8.

Results of reconstruction for failed total elbow arthroplasty.

Figgie MP, Inglis AE, Mow CS, Wolfe SW, Sculco TP, Figgie HE 3rd.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Apr;(253):123-32.

Management of infection about total elbow prostheses.

Wolfe SW, Figgie MP, Inglis AE, Bohn WW, Ranawat CS.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1990 Feb;72(2):198-212.

Computed tomographic evaluation of fatty neoplasms of the extremities. A clinical, radiographic, and histologic review of cases.

Wolfe SW, Bansal M, Healey JH, Ghelman B.
Orthopedics. 1989 Oct;12(10):1351-8.

Massive solitary tophus containing calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals at the acromioclavicular joint.

Marcove RC, Wolfe SW, Healey JH, Huvos AG, Boskey A, Fleisher M.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1988 Feb;227:305-9.

Serum fractionation and the effects of bovine serum fractions on human cells grown in a chemically defined medium.

HOLMES R, Wolfe SW,
J Biophys Biochem Cytol. 1961 Jul;10:389-401.

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The Development and Implementation of a Non-invasive Markerless Registration System to Study in Vivo Carpal Kinematics

The eight small bones of the carpus exhibit complex but coordinated motions during wrist flexion-extension and radioulnar deviation. Small perturbations in these coordinated motions, such as might be caused by fracture or ligament injury, can result in changes in joint loading and progressive carpal collapse and degenerative arthritis. Previous techniques to study carpal motion have been limited by the need to place invasive markers. We developed a technique using high resolution computed tomography to accurately identify and reconstruct surface contours and analyze rotation and translation of each bone throughout all planes of wrist motion. We have identified a plane of motion that requires almost no contribution from the proximal carpal row, and propose that this so-called "dart-throwers" plane may represent the functional plane of wrist motion and may have evolutionary significance.

Clinical Trials

Wolfe, S.W.: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2b study to establish the effective dose range and to evaluate the safety of Chrysalin in adult subjects with a fractured distal radius. Orthologic, Inc. $550,000.00 August 2005-July 2007.

Wolfe, S.W.: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study To Evaluate the Efficacy and the Safety of Chrysalin® on the Rate of Healing in Distal Radius Fractures. Orthologic $396,000.00.

Current Research

Over the last decade, Dr. Wolfe and his collaborative research team have received over five million dollars of research funding from the National Institutes of Health. These investigations have led to important discoveries concerning the mechanics of the wrist and an entirely new type of wrist replacement called the KinematX wrist, which Dr. Wolfe has recently patented. This functionally unique new artificial wrist is now available in Europe and pending American FDA approval.

Dr. Wolfe is the principal investigator on the following research projects:

  • Denervation Injuries of the Deltoid: A Case Series of Three Patients Treated after Delayed Presentation
  • MRI Results in Dypuytren's Contracture Before and After Injection with Xiaflex
  • Diagnostic Biopsy of the Motor Nerve to the Pronator Teres: Surgical Technique and Clinical Outcome
  • The Elusive Triquetral Osteoid Osteoma
  • 3D Motion Analysis of Wrist Circumduction and Dart Thrower's Motion
  • Distal Radius Fracture Database
  • Brachial Plexus Database
  • Wrist Kinematics During Selected Activities: A Pilot Study Mapping the Plane of Motion
  • Wrist Kinematics during Functional Activities of Midcarpal Arthodesis Patients
  • Wrist Kinematics during Functional Activities of Patients with Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Disruption: A Pilot Study
  • A 3D Motion Analysis Pilot Study of Midcarpal Arthrodesis and Proximal Row Carpectomy: Are there Functional Differences?
Brachial Plexus Hand Wrist Elbow Nerve
Scott Wolfe, MD
Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Scott Wolfe is an internationally recognized Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon.
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