Medical Science Monitor



Current Volume 20, 2014

Published: 2014-04-24

Small longitudinal S incision and page turning style of annular ligament partial resection to treat stenosing tenosynovitis of thumb flexor tendon

Yu-ping Liu, Yan-ying Du, Ming-ming Wang, Ming Li, Shi-you Liu, Wei Liu

Med Sci Monit 2014;20:683-687

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.890197


Background: To present the treatment outcome for patients with stenosing tenosynovitis of thumb flexor tendon treated with a small S incision and page turning style of annular ligament partial resection.
Material and Methods: During a 2-year period between August 2011 and July 2013, 12 consecutive patients (mean age, 45.8 years) with stenosing tenosynovitis of the thumb flexor tendon were prospectively enrolled into this study. All 12 patients underwent longitudinal S skin incision to expose annular ligament and thumb flexor tendon, and with page turning style of annular ligament partial resection to finish the operation. The average range of motion of metacarpophalangeal thumb joint, Quick disability of arm, shoulder, and hand and Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Dysfunction score of arm...

Keywords: S incision, aper turning Style, partial resection, annular ligament, Tendon Entrapment



 

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