New perspectives on extensor tendon repair and implications for rehabilitation.

@article{Newport2005NewPO,
  title={New perspectives on extensor tendon repair and implications for rehabilitation.},
  author={Mary Lynn Newport and Robert L Tucker},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={175-81}
}
This article reviews the available biomechanical and clinical studies on extensor tendon repair and postoperative management. Immobilization has been a foundation for the postoperative treatment of these injuries, with good or excellent results ranging between 54% and 95%. However, clinical outcomes have consistently improved when utilizing rehabilitation involving either dynamically assisted or active motion, with good or excellent results achieved in at least 90% of cases. In addition… CONTINUE READING

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