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Oliver Kloeters, Dietmar J O Ulrich, Gijs Bloemsma, Claire I A van Houdt
INTRODUCTION: The optimal surgical approach for trigger finger release remains controversial in hindsight of postoperative rehabilitation as well as scar tissue formation. In this study, we comparatively evaluated the outcome of three different types of skin incision by employing the "Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand Score" (DASH) and by quantitative ultrasound measurements of scar tissue volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients (32 triggerfingers) were enrolled in this study and randomly assigned to one of three groups: incision placed (1) transversal in distal palmar crease, (2) transversal and 2 mm distal from distal palmar crease, (3) longitudinally over MCP joint without crossing the distal palmar crease...
May 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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