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Extensor tendon injuries in the hand and wrist

David M. Evans

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012023

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Extensor tendon injuries in the hand and wrist

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Injuries common as tendons vulnerable

5 zones described

Mallet finger usually treated in splint, but some fractures may require fixation

Capener splint for boutonniere deformity, but sometimes surgery necessary

Most open tendon injuries need direct repair

Rehabilitation needs attention to detail.

Chapter.  4128 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Sports and Exercise Medicine

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