Additional measures to improve hand function

  • Peter Brenner
  • Ghazi M. Rayan


Even after prolonged episodes of flexion, full function of the metacarpophalangeal joint can usually be restored. That does not hold true for the proximal interphalangeal joint. Residual contractures of the proximal interphalangeal joints up to 30 degrees do not impair everyday tasks (CROWLEY et al., 1999).


Flexion Contracture Kirschner Wire Tension Band Proximal Phalanx Tension Wire 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

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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