Primary flexor tendon repair in zones 1 and 2: early passive mobilization versus controlled active motion.

@article{Frueh2014PrimaryFT,
  title={Primary flexor tendon repair in zones 1 and 2: early passive mobilization versus controlled active motion.},
  author={Florian S Frueh and Viviane Sylvie Kunz and Isaac Gravestock and Leonhard Held and Mathias Haefeli and Pietro Giovanoli and Maurizio Calcagni},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={1344-50}
}
PURPOSE To compare early passive mobilization (EPM) with controlled active motion (CAM) after flexor tendon surgery in zones 1 and 2. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of collected data of all patients receiving primary flexor tendon repair in zones 1 and 2 from 2006 to 2011, during which time 228 patients were treated, and 191 patients with 231 injured digits were eligible for study. Exclusion criteria were replantation, finger revascularization, age younger than 16 years… CONTINUE READING
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