Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0533


Zsolt Oberritter

  • Case Report
    The Ishiguro Technique for the Treatment of Adolescent Mallet Thumb Fracture
    Author(s): Gergo Jozsa, Jeganeh Rafiei and Zsolt OberritterGergo Jozsa, Jeganeh Rafiei and Zsolt Oberritter

    Introduction: Mallet thumb is the avulsion of the extensor pollicis longus tendon from the base of the distal phalanx with or without bony fragment. Abruption injuries of the extensor tendon are rare in adolescents and in most of the cases complete healing and functional restoration can be achieved by conservative treatment. However, when the disruption is extensive (i.e., it affects more than one third part of the articular surface) and the extent of the dislocation is more than 1.5 mm, then surgical intervention is necessary. Aim: To present the feasibility of the Ishiguro’s method which is more beneficial than open surgery in the treatment of mallet thumb fracture. Case report: A 16-year-old male patient presented tenderness and swelling around the interphalangeal joint of the right thumb. X-ray imaging showed.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000217

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