Digital function following flexor tendon repair in Zone II: A comparison of immobilization and controlled passive motion techniques.

@article{Strickland1980DigitalFF,
  title={Digital function following flexor tendon repair in Zone II: A comparison of immobilization and controlled passive motion techniques.},
  author={James W Strickland and S V Glogovac},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={537-43}
}
The performance of 50 consecutive digits in 37 patients was analyzed following flexor tendon repair in Zone II. Twenty-five digits were managed by 3 1/2 weeks of immobilization followed by a program of gradually increased motion; 25 other digits by intermittent passive motion initiated within the first 5 days with active flexion commenced at 4 1/2 weeks. Results were graded according to the percentage of return of motion at the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints. There were four… CONTINUE READING