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Dynamic splinting is a well-known method for maintaining finger movement after ruptures of the extensor tendons. We describe a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-construct modification of a dynamic splint, called the "Sparti" splint, suitable for a six-week period of rehabilitation of injured extensor tendons in zones V-VII.
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Name: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V...
Ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee joint are rare but disabling injuries. Injuries occur on the basis of degeneration or acute trauma. The understanding of anatomy and biomechanical functi...
Injuries of the flexor finger apparatus are very common. Primarily, it is routinely treated by suture of the tendon. Isolated deep flexor injuries, when the flexion restriction only reaches the DIP jo...
We developed a substitution technique for a sagittal band reconstruction for subluxation of the third extensor tendon at the metacarpophalangeal joint. Through this procedure, we attempted to supply a...
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively correlate the kinematic dynamic rotation MRI (DR-MRI) of the wrist for assessment of extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon subluxation and dislocation.
Treatment strategies for Achilles tendon rupture vary considerably, and clinical outcome may depend on the magnitude of tendon elongation after surgical repair. The aim of this project was to examine ...
Stubbing of the finger-tip is a common injury in sports such as basketball, volleyball, cricket and football. This can result in a Mallet finger deformity, where the end joint of a finger ...
The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to examine the efficacy of a splinting (fabricated versus off-the-shelf splint)and exercise (nerve and tendon gliding versus no exercise) ...
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intra-tendon injection of allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (Allo-ASC) in intractable common extensor tendin...
This study is attempting to understand whether or not splinting after a fingertip injury improves recovery.
The primary aim of the study is to assess the effect of methotrexate on the development of distal interphalangeal joint extensor tendon enthesopathy.
Injuries to the fibrous cords of connective tissue which attach muscles to bones or other structures.
Inflammation of the synovial lining of a tendon sheath. Causes include trauma, tendon stress, bacterial disease (gonorrhea, tuberculosis), rheumatic disease, and gout. Common sites are the hand, wrist, shoulder capsule, hip capsule, hamstring muscles, and Achilles tendon. The tendon sheaths become inflamed and painful, and accumulate fluid. Joint mobility is usually reduced.
Surgical procedure by which a tendon is incised at its insertion and placed at an anatomical site distant from the original insertion. The tendon remains attached at the point of origin and takes over the function of a muscle inactivated by trauma or disease.
A band of fibrous tissue that attaches the apex of the PATELLA to the lower part of the tubercle of the TIBIA. The ligament is actually the caudal continuation of the common tendon of the QUADRICEPS FEMORIS. The patella is embedded in that tendon. As such, the patellar ligament can be thought of as connecting the quadriceps femoris tendon to the tibia, and therefore it is sometimes called the patellar tendon.
The diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems with the characteristics of altered functional ability and altered life-style. (American Nurses Association & Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Standards of Rehabilitation Nursing Practice, 1986, p.2)
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...