Number of ruptured tendons and surgical delay as prognostic factors for the surgical repair of extensor tendon ruptures in the rheumatoid wrist.

@article{Sakuma2014NumberOR,
  title={Number of ruptured tendons and surgical delay as prognostic factors for the surgical repair of extensor tendon ruptures in the rheumatoid wrist.},
  author={Yu Sakuma and Kensuke Ochi and Takuji Iwamoto and Asami Saito and Koichiro Yano and Yurino Naito and Shinji Yoshida and Katsunori Ikari and Shigeki Momohara},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={265-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Extensor tendon ruptures in the rheumatoid wrist are usually restored by extensor tendon reconstruction surgery. However, the factors significantly correlated with the outcomes of extensor tendon reconstruction have not been defined. We examined factors showing a statistically significant correlation with postoperative active motion after tendon reconstruction. METHODS Spontaneous extensor tendon ruptures of 66 wrists in patients (mean age, 52.6 yrs) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA… CONTINUE READING