[Active mobilization after flexor tendon repairs in zone II of the hand]

Stromberg J, Ejeskar A, Eriksson M, Nilsson A, Sjovall H, Svanberg T, Strandell A
Record ID 32011001684
Authors' objectives:

After repair of flexor tendon injury in zone II of the hand, does active mobilization give a better result than current treatment with passive flexion and active hold, according to the method of Silfverskiöld/May, or any other method with passive flexion, regarding risk of rupture and range of movement?

Authors' recommendations: Mobilization with early active flexion after repair of flexure tendon injuries in zone II of the hand does not seem to increase risk of rupture but results in a larger range of motioncompared to methods with passive flexion. A direct comparison between active flexion and passive flexion with active hold according to Silfverskiöld/May is not available.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Tendon Injuries
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
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Contact Email: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Copyright: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum), Region Vastra Gotaland
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