A comparison of post-operative mobilization of flexor tendon repairs with "passive flexion-active extension" and "controlled active motion" techniques.


Journal Article

We report a comparative study of the outcome of flexor tendon repairs mobilized by either a "passive flexion-active extension" or a "controlled active motion" regimen. We show that the controlled active motion regimen conferred significant benefits on the final range of motion and extensor lag. The rupture rate was raised with "controlled active motion" but this was not greater than levels reported by other authors using "passive flexion-active extension" regimens.

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Cited Authors

  • Bainbridge, LC; Robertson, C; Gillies, D; Elliot, D

Published Date

  • August 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 517 - 521

PubMed ID

  • 7964106

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7964106

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2211

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0266-7681

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0266-7681(94)90219-4


  • eng