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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-131

A Study Of Extensor Tendon Repair Over Dorsum Of Hand, Wrist And Lower Forearm

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V. K Pande

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Twenty five patients with 78 cut extensor tendons over the dorsum of hand, wrist and lower forearm were treated by primary repair, secondary repair or tendon grafting. The best results in shortest time were obtained in the group treated by primary tendon repair. The main complications noted in the present series were infections, stiffness of metacarpophalangeal joints and adhesions between the repair site and surrounding tissues. Secondary repair of the tendons was carried out successfully when the gap between the cut ends was not more than 5 cm with the wrist in neutral position. Tendon grafting operation had to be done when retraction of the cut ends was more than 7.5 cm.

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