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Cape Gazette TUESDAY, JULY 29 - THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 lS Lewes surgeon on is they just didn't have a good i life expectancy," he said. "Even p t, 'eff"rms wrist when I was training, theoneswe did I didn't feel were very good 13] from a biomechanics standpoint re .acements or from the standpoint of what the patients gained out of it." By Nick Ruth Recent studies have shown technology is catching up. Ac- cording to an article in the Without the help of Lewes sur- Journal of Hand Surgery, the geon Dr. Scott Schulze, Mary Jo Universal 2 implant that Schulze Calloway might not be working uses has been found to have on a special project for this year's the highest survival rate at 100 Christmas holiday, percent three to five years after Galloway, whose favorite hob- surgery. Still, he said, studies by is needlework, developed have shown all manufacturers' NICK ROTH PHOTO pain in her wrist caused by a implants begin to wear out after COURTESY OF DELMARVA HAND SPECIALISTS LEWES SURGEON DR. Scott Schulze of Delmarva Hand Specialists is one of lack of cartilage and shifted eight years. An x-ray shows the implant used for few hand specialists to perform wrist joint replacement surgeries in Delaware bones. She sought out Schulze, Wrist joint replacements are a wrist joint replacement, and in the Mid-Atlanticregion. who recommended a wrist joint not for everyone. He said he replacement, a procedure not works with every patient to de- fellowships, he blanketed the "Being a solo practitioner, offered by many doctors in Dela- termine the most appropriate "WHEN IT COMES TO East Coast in search of a perma- there was certainly a limit to the ware or on the East Coast. She path forward. ANYTHING WE OFFER, YOU nent home. Beebe Healthcare amount of people I could see on underwent surgery in March, "When it comes to anything was one of the first to call, but any given day, unless I was see- and after extensive physical ther- we offer, you really want to cater REALLY WANT TO CATER it was his general surgery back- ing patients to midnight or on apy, Calloway is elated with the to the patient," he said. "You need TO THE PATIENT," HE SAID. ground that was most attractive Saturdays," he said. results, to know what activities in daffy "YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT to them. Schulze sees patients with a "I do a lot of quilting, sew- living they do, what their job is, He told them he wanted to use wide range of conditions, from ing, needlework and whatnot," what their hobbies are." ACTIVITIES IN DALLY LIVING his hand training, and he thought folks with arthritis to patients she said. "I thought if I could In another recent case, Schulze THEY DO, WHAT THEIR JOB IS, he would never hear from them with amputated fingers or trau- do that again, I would be happy, said, a patient wanted to con- again. They called back 72 hours matic injuries. He also speaks So far I have finished two baby tinue lifting weights and working WHAT THEIR HOBBLES ARE." later, nationally about Dupuytren's quilts, arid I'm back working on out. Instead of recommending a - DR. SCOTT SCHULZE "They did a needs assessment contracture and reconstruction a Christmas project." wrist joint replacement, he sug- and pretty much all the hand in of soft tissue and nerve pathol- She said her hand is not quite gested they move forward with a this area was going out to Philly ogy. Dupuyten's contracture is a where she would like it to be, but scaphoidectomy and four-corner field of plastics, but while do- and Baltimore," he said. "They progressive fibromatosis where she is confident movement will fusion: removal of a bone in the ing a hand and microvascular felt it would be a nice niche here, collagen in the palm causes cord- increase as she continues work- wrist followed by fusing together fellowship through Southern I1- and they brought me on for my like structures that draw the ingwith a hand specialist at Old of four other wrist bones, linois University, Schulze's path hand expertise." finger down to the palm. Until Towne Physical Therapy. Both the wrist replacement changed. He joined Beebe's staffin 2008. 2010, only surgery would correct "The whole experience for and limited fusion procedures "I found that it was something In 2012, he split off on his own the condition, but a nonsurgical me was just so good," she said. give patients 45 degrees of flex- that I was not only good at, but and created Delmarva Hand Spe- treatment has been developed, "Everything went so smoothly." ion and 45 degrees of extension, also enjoyed," he said. "It's a cialists. He remains in the Beebe and it is now used in many prac- Calloway is one of several but it's important to work with lot of intricacy, a lot of unique- network and performs many tices, including his own. wrist joint replacement cases patients to meet their needs. Hess, and there is a lot of reward procedures at Beebe's Lewes In addition to hand work, Schulze has completed in recent Originally from central New with treating patients with hand campus as well as in his Lewes Schulze also works with patients months. The procedure has been Jersey, Schulze did his primary [problems]. You can give some- office, with dermatological and bum-re- in existence since the 1960s, but surgery training at Seton Hall body their life back." His workload has been intense lated issues. His office is at 34434 Schulze said it has only recently University, working at St. Barn- Schulze also completed a burn since opening his practice. He King St. Row in the Old Towne has become a viable option for abas, St. Francis and St. Joseph's fellowship while in Illinois, and he recently added physician's as- Office Park on Kings Highway off patients, hospitals in the Newark, N.J. area. continues to treat burn patients, sistant Laurel Steen to his staff in Route 1. For more information, "One of the big problems early His initial plan was to enter the After completing back-to-back order to see even more patients, call the office at 302-644-0940. Guide to Services for Older Delawareans and Persons with Disabilities available The 2014-15 edition of the and people with disabilities with diabetes and other chronic con- individuals with disabilities. Center at 800-223-9074 or email free Guide to Services for Older resources that will keep them ditions is expected to increase Copies oftheguideareavailable Delawareans and Persons with fully engaged in their commu- dramatically, at no cost, thanks tothe support of The guide can also be found Disabilities is available inprint or nities," Gov. Jack Markell said. "What Delawareans want is to the publication's advertisers. 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