Preoperative work up

  • Peter Brenner
  • Ghazi M. Rayan


Detailed documentation of the loco regional status is the essential minimum; this includes measurement of joint movement for all digital joints as per the neutral-zero-method (MP, PIP, and DIP joints), finger spread (distance from the tip of the thumb to the little finger), finger extension deficit (distance from the plane of the dorsum of the hand to the free border of the nail), finger flexion deficit in centimeters (from the plane of the nail to the distal palmar crease), a basic neurological assessment, and data about the peripheral perfusion.


Peripheral Perfusion Detailed Documentation Foam Rubber Shoulder Height Photographic Documentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Brenner
    • 1
  • Ghazi M. Rayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Catholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.University of OklahomaUSA

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