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Two-stage extensor tendon reconstruction after composite tissue loss from the dorsum of the hand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10695864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Restoration of digital extension after chronic extensor loss has not been detailed extensively in the literature. The present report details an unusual case of composite tissue loss from the dorsum of the hand after a chronic burn wound. After debridement for chronic carpal osteomyelitis and free-tissue transfer were performed, staged wrist fusion and two-stage extensor tendon reconstruction resulted in a stable, pain-free wrist and functional digital extension. The present case illustrates that two-stage extensor tendon reconstruction, when necessary, is indeed feasible.
M M Tomaino; A Plakseychuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1078-4519     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-09     Completed Date:  2000-03-09     Revised Date:  2010-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational
Arthrodesis / methods*
Burns / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Carpal Bones / surgery*
Chronic Disease
Debridement / methods*
Hand Injuries / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Hand Strength
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Range of Motion, Articular
Surgical Flaps*
Tendon Injuries*
Tendon Transfer
Tendons / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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