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Idiopathic Extension Contracture of the Little Metacarpophalangeal Joint.
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PMID:  23200217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe 4 patients with an extension contracture of the little metacarpophalangeal joint without definite cause. We encountered this entity only in adolescent girls. When treated conservatively, we observed no improvements in motion. The main pathology of this entity was a hypertrophied dorsal capsule. The 2 patients treated by surgical release of the fifth dorsal capsule and collateral ligaments achieved considerable flexion 2 years later.
Authors:
Jae Kwang Kim; Hyung-Mook Lim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ewha Womans University, School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: kimjk@ewha.ac.kr.
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