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[Reconstruction of tendon sheath by autogenous vein graft in preventing adhesion].

Authors
  • Yan, D
  • Shi, X
  • Liu, Q
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zhongguo xiu fu chong jian wai ke za zhi = Zhongguo xiufu chongjian waike zazhi = Chinese journal of reparative and reconstructive surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
38–39
Identifiers
PMID: 9867950
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In order to prevent tendon adhesion following operation, autogenous great saphenous vein graft was used to reconstruct the tendon sheath. The operation was performed under microsurgical technique. This method was used to repair 23 tendons and 17 tendon sheaths. The early functional exercises were carried out after operation. Follow up from 10 months to 4 years, the prognosis was good except in 3 fingers, in which, the wounds were infected resulting the necrosis of the grafted veins and exposure of the repaired tendons. The details of the operation were introduced. It was emphasized that non-traumatic handling of the tissues was essential in preventing tendon from adhesion.

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