Clinical outcomes of early active mobilization following flexor tendon repair using the six-strand technique: short- and long-term evaluations.

@article{Moriya2015ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcomes of early active mobilization following flexor tendon repair using the six-strand technique: short- and long-term evaluations.},
  author={Koji Moriya and Takae Yoshizu and Yutaka Maki and Naoto Tsubokawa and Hiroko Narisawa and Naoto Endo},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery, European volume},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={250-8}
}
We evaluated the factors influencing outcomes of flexor tendon repair in 112 fingers using a six-strand suture with the Yoshizu #1 technique and early postoperative active mobilization in 101 consecutive patients. A total of 32 fingers had injuries in Zone I, 78 in Zone II, and two in Zone III. The mean follow-up period was 6 months; 16 patients (19 fingers) participated in long-term follow-up of 2 to 16 years. The total active motion was 230° SD 29°; it correlated negatively with age. The… CONTINUE READING
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