Relative active motion programs following extensor tendon repair: A pilot study using a prospective cohort and evaluating outcomes following orthotic interventions.

@article{Svens2015RelativeAM,
  title={Relative active motion programs following extensor tendon repair: A pilot study using a prospective cohort and evaluating outcomes following orthotic interventions.},
  author={Birgit Svens and Erica Ames and Karen Burford and Yugesh Caplash},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={11-8; quiz 19}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort. INTRODUCTION The Immediate Controlled Active Motion program, used to manage extensor tendon repairs in the hand, immobilizes the wrist in an orthosis with the affected finger(s) placed in a separate yoke orthosis allowing controlled flexion. PURPOSE To compare our outcomes using similar programs in patients with simple extensor tendon lacerations to those previously reported. To compare our 4-week orthotic intervention to our 6-week orthotic intervention… CONTINUE READING
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