Staged flexor tendon reconstruction in the fingers and hand.

@article{Amadio1988StagedFT,
  title={Staged flexor tendon reconstruction in the fingers and hand.},
  author={Peter C Amadio and Michael B. Wood and William P. Cooney and S D Bogard},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={559-62}
}
A two-stage tendon-grafting technique was used to reconstruct 130 fingers in 101 patients between 1973 and 1984. Eighty-nine patients with 117 fingers that had undergone operation were evaluated 6 months or longer after stage II surgery. Sixty-five percent of the patients were in the Boyes salvage group before operation. Overall, 54% had good or excellent results by the total active motion (TAM) as a percentage of total passive motion (TPM) method, although only 19% had final TAM of greater… CONTINUE READING