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The Resident Reader: Hand—Reconstruction

  • Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Updated:   3/29/2017
  • Contains:  18 items
The Resident Reader: Articles that Will Heighten Your Surgical Skills" is a compilation of article collections organized by different subsections of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery featuring the essential articles for residents. This project was led by PRS Resident Ambassadors to the Editorial Board. Each subsection was built by groups of plastic surgery residents from around the world. This section was most-recently cultivated by Nick Berlin, MD and Karen Chung, MD.

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Creator: Jason Wong
Duration: 2:31
Biomechanical evaluation of six popular tendon repairs. From “Improving outcomes in tendon repair: A critical look at the evidence for flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: December 2016 – 138(6). CME. Keywords: Hand; Flexor tendon injury; Tendon repair; Repair strength;
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Creator: Jason Wong
Duration: 6:59
A clinical assessment for flexor tendon injury. From “Improving outcomes in tendon repair: A critical look at the evidence for flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: December 2016 – 138(6). CME. Keywords: Hand; Flexor tendon injury; Assessment;
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Creator: Don Lalonde, MD
Duration: 3:27
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates multiple wide awake extensor tendon repairs in the forearm. It also shows hand dorsum extensor tendon repair to the index finger and the relative motion extensor splint. This Merritt splint allows early active extension of the injured finger in a relaxed position relative to the uninjured fingers for extensor tendon lacerations and for sagittal band rupture injuries. From the “Tendon Disorders of the Hand” CME, July 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Hand; Tendon; Injury; Disorger; Tendon transfer; Awake; Trigger; Technique;
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Creator: Don Lalonde, MD
Duration: 1:04
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates a relative motion flexion splint which allows active finger flexion with decreased tension on the repaired flexor tendon, as well as wrist synergistic motion. From the “Tendon Disorders of the Hand” CME, July 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Hand; Tendon; Injury; Disorger; Tendon transfer; Awake; Trigger; Technique;
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Creator: Don Lalonde, MD
Duration: 2:27
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates details of tendon retrieval and repair through sheathotomy incisions to get a 1cm bite of tendon without disrupting sheath and pulleys. Patient assessment and education by the surgeon and therapist during the wide awake flexor tendon repair operation is shown. From the “Tendon Disorders of the Hand” CME, July 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Hand; Tendon; Injury; Disorger; Tendon transfer; Awake; Trigger; Technique;
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Creator: Don Lalonde, MD
Duration: 4:42
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This video demonstrates in detail the technique of local anesthetic injection for wide awake flexor tendon repair. It includes the local anesthetic injection of the patient seen in video 7. From the “Tendon Disorders of the Hand” CME, July 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Hand; Tendon; Injury; Disorger; Tendon transfer; Awake; Trigger; Technique;
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Creator: Don Lalonde, MD
Duration: 4:35
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates some intraoperative details of wide awake flexor tendon repair in a patient who suffered flexor tendon lacerations in the index, long, ring, fingers of his left hand. Also shown is the patient actively testing the repairs intraoperatively, his impressions of the anesthetic, and his movement at 1 week, 2.5 weeks, and 3 months post op. From the “Tendon Disorders of the Hand” CME, July 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Hand; Tendon; Injury; Disorger; Tendon transfer; Awake; Trigger; Technique;
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Creator: Scott H Kozin, MD
Duration: 3:10
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates high radial nerve palsy tendon transfers. Pronator teres is transferred to extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon to restore wrist extension. Flexor carpi radialis is transferred to the extensor digitorum communis group of tendons to restore finger extension. Palmaris longus is transferred to extensor pollicis longus to restore thumb extension. From the “Tendon Disorders of the Hand” CME, July 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Presented with Permission from Shriners Hospital for Children. Keywords: Hand; Tendon; Injury; Disorger; Tendon transfer; Awake; Trigger; Technique;