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This paper reviews the post-operative management of 145 tendon grafts in 127 patients. 80 grafts were managed post-operatively by a period (three to four weeks) of immobilisation followed by gentle active mobilisation. 65 grafts were managed by immediate controlled mobilisation (Kleinert technique) for three to four weeks. The final motion obtained was(More)
Defining replantation as the restoration of a completely amputated part as opposed to simply restoring circulation to an incompletely severed part, the results of replantation of 86 completely amputated parts in 71 patients performed from January, 1970, to December, 1975, were studied. Twenty-eight, or 32.5 percent, were the result of sharp severances of(More)
A retrospective study of 36 perichondrial resurfacing arthroplasties, 16 metacarpophalangeal (MP) joints, and 20 proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints with a minimum follow-up of 3 years was conducted to further define indication and contraindication of this procedure. The overall results for MP joints were 56% good, 25% fair, and 19% revision, and for PIP(More)
Arthritis and instability of the finger joints of the hand leads to chronic pain and decreased hand function. In such patients, arthrodesis is a generally accepted surgical treatment. Various techniques are available for arthrodesis of interphalangeal and thumb metacarpophalangeal joints of the hand. We present our experience from 7 patients being treated(More)
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