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Reconstruction- Digital Extensor Tenolysis

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Description: Stiffness of the fingers is a common problem following either closed or open injury. The moving parts of fingers are often glued together by scar tissue following injury, and if movement can not be recovered through therapy and time, and if all other conditions are favorable (wound maturation, patient motivation, available therapy, absence of infection or mechanical impediment, etc. ), tenolysis may be helpful. A practical guideline is that the expected final active range of motion will be halfway between the preoperative active and passive ranges of motion. These cases illustrate extensor tenolysis at the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints after open injury.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Charles Eaton
Institution: E-Hand
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Thu Aug 06 2009