The use of external skeletal fixation to facilitate the surgical release of wrist flexion and thumb web space contractures


Acartuerk T. O. , Ashok K., Lee W. P. A.

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, no.10, pp.1619-1625, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2006.07.021
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Page Numbers: pp.1619-1625

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the use of external fixation as a splint to keep the hand in the desired position after simultaneous joint and soft-tissue release in a single stage for treatment of first web space and wrist contractures.