Immediate thumb extension following extensor indicis proprius-to-extensor pollicis longus tendon transfer using the wide-awake approach.

@article{Bezuhly2007ImmediateTE,
  title={Immediate thumb extension following extensor indicis proprius-to-extensor pollicis longus tendon transfer using the wide-awake approach.},
  author={Michael Bezuhly and Gerald L Sparkes and Amanda Higgins and Michael W. Neumeister and Donald H. Lalonde},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={119 5},
  pages={1507-12}
}
BACKGROUND The elective use of low-dose epinephrine in hand surgery has allowed for the performance of simple operative procedures with tourniquet-free pure local anesthesia (the wide-awake approach). The absence of general anesthesia or sedation has, in turn, allowed for the observation of how quickly the sensorimotor cortex adapts following procedures such as tendon transfer. METHODS Seven patients underwent a wide-awake transfer of the extensor indicis proprius to the extensor pollicis… CONTINUE READING

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