Dynamic traction and passive mobilization for the rehabilitation of zone II flexor tendon injuries

A modified regime

Siaw Chui Chai, C. W. Wong

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Abstract

This retrospective study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the modified regime for rehabilitation of Zone II flexor tendon injuries in Sibu Hospital. From January to December 2003, 8 patients with 15 injured digits were treated by using the combined method of dynamic traction and passive mobilization. According to Strickland's criteria, 14 (93.3%) digits achieved good to excellent outcomes and only 1 (6.7%) was rated as poor. No occurrence of tendon rupture was noted. The overall grip strength of the injured hand was 50.1% of the uninjured hand at 3 months after the repair. Our results compare favorably with the other published studies. We believed that this modified regime is as effective as other established regimes and suitable to be adopted in our setting. Further study with larger sample group will be required to consolidate our findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume60
Issue numberSUPPL. C
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dynamic traction
  • Flexor tendon
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Passive mobilization

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Dynamic traction and passive mobilization for the rehabilitation of zone II flexor tendon injuries : A modified regime. / Chai, Siaw Chui; Wong, C. W.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 60, No. SUPPL. C, 2005, p. 59-65.

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