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This study reports the results of Swanson replacement of 131 DIP joints for painful osteoarthritis and two for ongoing pain after injury. Thirty-seven arthroplasties (28 patients) were carried out with extensor tendon division and repair, and postoperative immobilization for 8 weeks. Ninety-four (60 patients) were then carried out without tendon division,(More)
Swan neck deformity is a progressive and disabling condition that commonly affects rheumatoid arthritic hands. During a 4-year period, 101 fingers in 43 patients had this deformity corrected using a new procedure combining the distally based extensor lateral band technique described by Littler and the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS)-palmar plate pulley(More)
This study reports our treatment of divided flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendons by primary repair from 1999 to 2002. Forty-eight FPL repairs were performed using two Kessler two-strand repairs with a cross-linked Silfverskiold circumferential suture. All were rehabilitated by early active mobilization. Excellent or good results were observed in 73/77% of(More)
This study reports the treatment of divided flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendons from 1989 to 1998. The first 30 patients, in whom the tendon was repaired with a Kessler suture and simple epitendinous suture and mobilized using early active motion with only the thumb splinted, achieved 70/73% (White/Buck-Gramcko assessments respectively), excellent or good(More)
PURPOSE Surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint aims to achieve complete pain relief with restoration of thumb strength and stability. The aim of this study was to introduce a variation of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) sling arthroplasty and to determine its efficacy in comparison with other tendon sling arthroplasty(More)
This study reports our treatment of divided flexor pollicis longus tendons by primary repair from January 2004 to September 2007. Fifty flexor pollicis longus repairs carried out using the Tang technique of three Tsuge sutures are reported in this study. A circumferential suture was not used routinely. Excellent or good results were observed in 78/82% of(More)