Flexor Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation
- Pulley Plasty Versus Resection of One Slip of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis After Repair of Both Flexor Tendons in Zone II. Paillard, P.J.; Amadio, P.C.; Zhao, C.; Zobitz, M.E.; AN, K.N. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2002, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p2039
Background: The outcome of repair of zone-II lacerations of the flexor digitorum superficialis and flexor digitorum profundus tendons remains suboptimal. We investigated the effects of two strategies to improve postoperative gliding in a human cadaveric hand. Methods: The second, third, and...
- Tendon trouble. Crabbe, Barb // Horse & Rider;Jun94, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p66
Explains the mechanics behind the contracted-tendons condition of horses to facilitate its prevention. Flexural deformity of the legs; Structures involved; Risk assessment guidelines. INSET: Congenital deformities..
- Tendon stiffness? Barakat, Christine; McCluskey, Mick // Equus;Sep2011, Issue 408, p13
The article reports that a study performed in the bioengineering lab at Newcastle University's School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering revealed the relationship between advancing age and changes in the elasticity of two flexor tendons in the equine leg.
- Management of Extensor Tendon Injuries. Griffin, M.; Hindocha, S.; Jordan, D.; Saleh, M.; Khan, W. // Open Orthopaedics Journal;2012 Special Issue 001, Vol. 6 Issue S1, p36
Extensor tendon injuries are very common injuries, which inappropriately treated can cause severe lasting impairment for the patient. Assessment and management of flexor tendon injuries has been widely reviewed, unlike extensor injuries. It is clear from the literature that extensor tendon...
- Efficacy of Low Level Laser Therapy After Hand Flexor Tendon Repair. Ayad, K. E.; El Gohary, H. M.; Elrahman, M. Abd; El Mejeed, S. F. Abd; Bekheet, A. B. // AIP Conference Proceedings;9/27/2009, Vol. 1172 Issue 1, p133
Flexor tendon injury is a common problem requiring suturing repair followed by early postoperative mobilization. Muscle atrophy, joint stiffness, osteoarthritis, infection, skin necrosis, ulceration of joint cartilage and tendocutaneous adhesion are familiar complications produced by prolonged...
- Golfer's elbow. Rogers, Ralph // Pulse;10/27/2010, Vol. 70 Issue 32, p22
The article offers information about called golfer's elbow, an overuse injury of the flexor tendon attaching to the medial epicondyle caused by sports activities, including golf swinging and weightlifting, and the how to treat it using therapeutic exercises.
- Recent Advances and Developments in Hand Surgery. Khan, W. S.; Malik, A. // Open Orthopaedics Journal;2012 Special Issue 001, Vol. 6 Issue S1, p11
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within January 2, 2012 the issue on topics including peripheral nerve injuries and flexor tendon injuries.
- An Overview of the Management of Flexor Tendon Injuries. Griffin, M.; Hindocha, S.; Jordan, D.; Saleh, M.; Khan, W. // Open Orthopaedics Journal;2012 Special Issue 001, Vol. 6 Issue S1, p28
Flexor tendon injuries still remain a challenging condition to manage to ensure optimal outcome for the patient. Since the first flexor tendon repair was described by Kirchmayr in 1917, several approaches to flexor tendon injury have enabled successful repairs rates of 70-90%. Primary surgical...
- Case Report: Pseudotendon Formation after a Type III Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsion. Pappas, Nick; Gay, A.; Major, Nancy; Bozentka, David // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Aug2011, Vol. 469 Issue 8, p2385
Background: Avulsion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon is a common injury to the hand that virtually always requires surgical repair for restoration of normal finger function. Case Description: We report a case of a Type III flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion in which the patient...