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Redistribution of Forces in the Correction of the Boutonniere Deformity.

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: October 1967
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Secondary reconstructive procedures to correct chronic boutonniere deformity involving reparative or additive techniques frequently fail to restore the necessary full excursion of the extensor aponeurosis. A simple release procedure based on precise anatomy, which redistributes the forces acting on the interphalangeal joints, has been successful in restoring full interphalangeal extension and flexion in a limited number of patients.

Copyright 1967 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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