Flexor tendon injuries in children: Rehabilitative options and confounding factors.

By von der Heyde R

Flexor tendon injuries in children: Rehabilitative options and confounding factors.

J Hand Ther. 2014 Dec 11;

Authors: von der Heyde R

Abstract
Research pertaining to the rehabilitation of children with flexor tendon injuries is less prevalent than that in the adult population, and most authors agree that immobilization protocols comprise a safe and efficacious choice. This article presents suggested protocols and correlated literature regarding the outcomes of immobilization, early passive motion, and early active motion in the pediatric population. Confounding factors which influence rehabilitative choices, both personal and environmental, are also presented.

PMID: 25840491 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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