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Continuous passive motion following flexor tendon repair

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Journal
The Journal of Hand Surgery British & European Volume
0266-7681
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
4
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DOI: 10.1016/0266-7681(89)90156-3

Abstract

Abstract A prospective study was performed of 20 consecutive patients with 35 flexor tendon lacerations, in whom post-operative mobilisation was carried out using the Toronto Mobilimb Continuous Passive Motion machine for the first 4 1 2 weeks. Overall the results assessed by Buck Gramcko criteria were 17 (85%) excellent or good, 3 (15%) fair and no poor results. Taking the 17 fingers with zone 11 lacerations, 14 (82%) were excellent or good, 3 (18%) fair and no poor results.

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