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Early dynamic splinting for extensor tendon injuries

Browne E, Ribik C ...see all

Journal of Hand Surgery, vol. 14, issue 1 (1989) pp. 72-76

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Abstract

Extensor tendon injuries are traditionally splinted with no motion for 3 to 4 weeks after repair. This may result in limitation of flexion because of extensor tenodesis at the site of repair. To prevent this, we used a dynamic splinting program opposite to the one that is used for flexor tendon repair, with an outrigger splint holding the fingers in extension and allowing full active flexion. Fifty-two patients who had extensor tendon repairs in the area from the wrist to the middle of the proximal phalanx were treated. Motion was begun 2 to 5 days after repair and was continued for approximately 5 weeks. No tendon ruptures occurred, and all patients recovered full flexion. ?? 1989.

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Authors

  • Earl Z. Browne

  • Christine A. Ribik

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