Fife Hand Unit Research and Audit

Peer Reviewed Publications

Nonresponder bias in hand surgery: analysis of 1945 cases lost to follow-up over a 6-year period. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, Ng N, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2021 Sep 16:17531934211045627. doi: 10.1177/17531934211045627. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34525852.

Hand-arm vibration and outcomes of surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture. Stirling PHC, Ng N, Jenkins PJ, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. Occup Med (Lond). 2021 Jun 9:kqab070. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqab070. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34104973.

Self-Perceived Hand normality Before and After Surgical Treatment of Dupuytren Contracture. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Mar 17:S0363-5023(21)00089-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.01.022. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33744014.

Extensor indicis transfer improves function in patients after rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon. Stirling PHC, Ng N, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. Hand Surg Rehabil. 2021 Jan 2:S2468-1229(20)30253-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2020.12.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33401007.

Comorbid status influences quality of life following carpal tunnel decompression. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, Duckworth AD, Clement ND, McEachan JE.Hand Surg Rehabil. 2020 Dec 16:S2468-1229(20)30246-2. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2020.12.003. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33340720.

The Influence of Self-Reported Hand-Arm Vibration Exposure on Functional Outcomes Following Carpal Tunnel Release. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Am 2020. November

A comprehensive analysis of medium-term outcomes of open first dorsal compartment release for de Quervain’s syndrome. Stirling PHC, Robertson FM, McEachan JE. Hand Surg Rehabil. 2020 Oct 21:S2468-1229(20)30218-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2020.10.004. Online ahead of print.

Establishing a virtual hand surgery clinic. Stirling PH, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Nov;45(9):1002-1004. doi: 10.1177/1753193420932736. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

The impact of socioeconomic deprivation on patients undergoing surgery for Dupuytren’s disease. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Nov;45(9):993-995. doi: 10.1177/1753193420930160. Epub 2020 Jun 14.PMID: 32536298

A cost-utility analysis of open A1 pulley release for the treatment of trigger finger. Stirling PHC, Clement ND, Jenkins PJ, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 May 31:1753193420926420. doi: 10.1177/1753193420926420. Online ahead of print.

Functional outcomes of trigger finger release in non-diabetic and diabetic patients. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, Duckworth AD, Clement ND, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 May 22:1753193420925027. doi: 10.1177/1753193420925027. Online ahead of print.

Occupation classification predicts return to work after carpal tunnel decompression. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. Occup Med (Lond). 2020 Sep 9;70(6):415-420. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqaa061.

Previous vibration exposure in patients undergoing surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. Stirling PHC, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Jun;45(5):525-527. doi: 10.1177/1753193420903675. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Decompression for recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome provides significant functional improvement and patient satisfaction. Stirling PHC, Yeoman TFM, Duckworth AD, Clement ND, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Mar;45(3):250-254. doi: 10.1177/1753193419875945. Epub 2019 Sep 25.PMID: 31554451

Patient-reported outcomes after in situ cubital tunnel decompression: a report in 77 patients. Yeoman TFM, Stirling PHC, Lowdon A, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Jan;45(1):51-55. doi: 10.1177/1753193419882853. Epub 2019 Oct 30.

The relationship of mental health status to functional outcome and satisfaction after carpal tunnel release. Maempel JF, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Feb;45(2):147-152. doi: 10.1177/1753193419866400. Epub 2019 Aug 12.

Carpal tunnel decompression in patients with normal nerve conduction studies. Mackenzie SP, Stone OD, Jenkins PJ, Clement ND, Murray IR, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2020 Mar;45(3):260-264. doi: 10.1177/1753193419866646. Epub 2019 Aug 21.

The Net Promoter Scores with Friends and Family Test after four hand surgery procedures. Stirling P, Jenkins PJ, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 Mar;44(3):290-295. doi: 10.1177/1753193418819686. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

The long-term outcome of simple trapeziectomy. Yeoman TFM, Stone O, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 Feb;44(2):146-150. doi: 10.1177/1753193418780898. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Prospective randomised trial of non-operative versus operative management of olecranon fractures in the elderly. Duckworth AD, Clement ND, McEachan JE, White TO, Court-Brown CM, McQueen MM. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jul;99-B(7):964-972. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B7.BJJ-2016-1112.R2.

Interpretation of the QuickDASH score after open carpal tunnel decompression: threshold values associated with patient satisfaction. Clement ND, Duckworth AD, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Jul;41(6):624-31. doi: 10.1177/1753193415622341. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

Carpal tunnel decompression in the super-elderly: functional outcome and patient satisfaction are equal to those of their younger counterparts. Stone OD, Clement ND, Duckworth AD, Jenkins PJ, Annan JD, McEachan JE. Bone Joint J. 2014 Sep;96-B(9):1234-8. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B9.34279.

Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. Duckworth AD, Jenkins PJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul;39(7):1403-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.03.039. Epub 2014 May 10.

Pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Duckworth AD, Jenkins PJ, Roddam P, Watts AC, Ring D, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1540-6. doi: 10.1016/ j.jhsa.2013.05.027.

Commentary on Berger et al. The long-term follow-up of treatment with corticosteroid injections in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. When are multiple injections indicated?McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jul;38(6):640. doi: 10.1177/1753193413488492.

Commentary on Lange. Carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed using ultrasound as a first-line exam by the surgeon. McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jul;38(6):633. doi: 10.1177/1753193413488493.

Variability in local pressures under digital tourniquets. Middleton SD, Jenkins PJ, Muir AY, Anakwe RE, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Jul;39(6):637-41. doi: 10.1177/1753193413492059. Epub 2013 Jun 3.

Prevention of knot slippage with the use of cyanoacrylate glue: a mechanical study. Smith GH, McEachan JE, McLean A, Huntley JS.J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Apr;21(1):65-7. doi: 10.1177/230949901302100117.

Total elbow replacement: outcome of 1,146 arthroplasties from the Scottish Arthroplasty Project. Jenkins PJ, Watts AC, Norwood T, Duckworth AD, Rymaszewski LA, McEachan JE. Acta Orthop. 2013 Apr;84(2):119-23. doi: 10.3109/17453674.2013.784658. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Preventing venous thromboembolism in elective upper limb surgery. Anakwe RE, Middleton SD, Beresford-Cleary N, McEachan JE, Talwalkar SC. .J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Mar;22(3):432-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.10.033. Epub 2013 Jan 16

Carpal tunnel syndrome: the association with occupation at a population level. Jenkins PJ, Srikantharajah D, Duckworth AD, Watts AC, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jan;38(1):67-72. doi: 10.1177/1753193412455790. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Tensioning of Prolene reduces creep under cyclical load: relevance to a simple pre-operative manoeuvre. Smith GH, Huntley JS, Anakwe RE, Wallace RJ, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Nov;37(9):823-5. doi: 10.1177/1753193411427663. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

Bilateral Kienbock’s disease in association with type 1 diabetes. Seah KT, McEachan J, Davidson D. .J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Sep;37(7):697-8. doi: 10.1177/1753193412442329. Epub 2012 Mar 16.

The outcome of carpal tunnel decompression in patients with diabetes mellitus. Jenkins PJ, Duckworth AD, Watts AC, McEachan JE. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Jun;94(6):811-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B6.29174.

Corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome: a 5-year survivorship analysis. Jenkins PJ, Duckworth AD, Watts AC, McEachan JE. Hand (N Y). 2012 Jun;7(2):151-6. doi: 10.1007/s11552-012-9390-8.

Socioeconomic deprivation and the epidemiology of carpal tunnel syndrome. Jenkins PJ, Watts AC, Duckworth AD, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Feb;37(2):123-9. doi: 10.1177/1753193411419952. Epub 2011 Sep 15.

Management of the post-traumatic stiff elbow. Murray, O Macdonald D, Nunn T, McEachan J, Rymaszewski L. Shoulder & Elbow Volume 4, Issue 1, 38-45, Jan 2012.

Assessing angulation on digital images of radiographs of fractures of the distal radius: visual estimation versus computer software measurement. Robertson GA, Robertson BF, Thomas B, McEachan J, Davidson DM. .J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Mar;36(3):230-5. doi: 10.1177/1753193410391361. Epub 2010 Dec 17.

Locked volar plating for complex distal radius fractures: Patient reported outcomes and satisfaction. Anakwe R, Khan L, Cook R, McEachan J. J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Aug 5;5:51. doi: 10.1186/1749-799X-5-51.

A glomus tumour beneath the painful unpolished nail. Anakwe RE, McEachan JE. CMAJ. 2010 Sep 7;182(12):1329. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.091645. Epub 2010 Jun 7.

Delayed ulnar nerve palsy after open reduction and internal fixation of medial epicondylar fractures. Anakwe RE, Watts AC, McEachan JE. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2010 May;19(3):239-41. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e3283353d12.

The snapping elbow: a diagnostic pitfall. Watts AC, McEachan J, Reid J, Rymaszewski L. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb;18(1):e9-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2008.03.010. Epub 2008 Jul 29.

A patient suffering from hypokalemic periodic paralysis is deficient in skeletal muscle ATP-sensitive K channels. Jovanović S, Du Q, Mukhopadhyay S, Swingler R, Buckley R, McEachan J, Jovanović A. Clin Transl Sci. 2008 May;1(1):71-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-8062.2008.00007.x.

Grip strength and forearm circumference in a healthy population. Anakwe RE, Huntley JS, McEachan JE. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2007 Apr;32(2):203-9. doi: 10.1016/J.JHSB.2006.11.003. Epub 2007 Jan 2.

Carpal tunnel syndrome in men. Watts AC, McEachan J. Current Orthopaedics 20.4 (2006): 294-298.

The use of a fine-gauge needle to reduce pain in open carpal tunnel decompression: a randomized controlled trial. Watts AC, McEachan J. J Hand Surg Br. 2005 Dec;30(6):615-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsb.2005.06.021. Epub 2005 Sep 2.

Giant lipoma of the forearm. Huntley JS, McEachan J. Hosp Med. 2004 Dec;65(12):758-9. doi: 10.12968/hosp.2004.65.12.758.

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