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Anatomical collateral ligament reconstruction in the hand using intraosseous suture anchors and a free tendon graft.
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PMID:  22311916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe anatomical collateral ligament reconstruction using a free tendon graft and intraosseous suture anchors in the digits. Eleven patients who underwent collateral ligament reconstruction at the proximal interphalangeal or metacarpophalangeal joints were enrolled in this study. Proper and accessory collateral ligaments were reconstructed using a free tendon graft in an anatomical configuration and the grafted tendons were fixed with suture anchors. The mean time from surgery to last follow-up was 9.2 months. All anchors used for fixation of grafted tendons remained securely at their original positions at the last follow-up visits. No significant complications were associated with the use of anchors. Clinical results were excellent in 10 patients and good in one. Anatomical reconstruction of collateral ligaments using suture anchors is simpler, faster, and safer than the conventional bone tunnel technique and it does not have the risks of breakage of bone bridges, skin irritation, or graft loosening.
J I Lee; W J Jeon; D H Suh; J H Park; J M Lee; J W Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  37     ISSN:  2043-6289     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  2013-05-24     Revised Date:  2013-07-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  832-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Collateral Ligaments / surgery*
Hand / surgery*
Middle Aged
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Suture Anchors*
Tendon Transfer / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jun;38(5):576-7   [PMID:  23704307 ]
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jun;38(5):577-8

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