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Dynamic hinged orthosis following a surgical reattachment and therapy protocol of a distal triceps tendon avulsion.
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PMID:  25022473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Triceps avulsions are very uncommon injuries, occurring in less than 1% of upper extremity cases. Many of these avulsions take place at the distal insertion of the triceps. Current literature includes reports of triceps rupture after a traumatic injury, surgical procedure, total elbow arthroplasty, or after spontaneous conditions such as endocrine disorders, steroid use, renal failure, and chronic olecranon bursitis. Some of the documented cases include traumatic injuries resulting from sports and manual labor. The mechanism of injury is usually an eccentric load placed on the elbow while falling on an outstretched hand, or a posterior blow to the elbow. While the current literature has certainly proven to be beneficial, there is little information on the post-operative management of these cases. The purpose of this article is to present the use of a dynamic hinged orthosis and treatment protocol following the surgical reattachment of a distal triceps tendon avulsion. Two previously written articles that incorporated hinged elbow orthoses were reviewed and compared to analyze the outcomes. In our case, using the dynamic hinged orthosis and treatment protocol described below resulted in our patient returning to sports and normal daily activities 3 weeks earlier than the patients in the studies that were reviewed.
Authors:
Marisol Monasterio; Kathleen A Longsworth; Steven Viegas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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