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Article: Hand function after digital amputation

TitleHand function after digital amputation
Authors
Issue Date1993
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhsb
Citation
Journal Of Hand Surgery, 1993, v. 18 B n. 1, p. 125-128 How to Cite?
Abstract127 patients with amputated thumbs or fingers between the level of the DIP and MP joints were followed up at regular intervals until one year after injury. Sensory disturbances subsided rapidly except for numbness which was still present in 50% at one year. Range of movement was regained early. Although pronation and supination improved to 70% only a few months after injury, it took a year for power grip and key pinch to regain 70%. Further analysis showed that power grip was worst in amputees of multiple fingers, thumb, and the middle finger through the proximal phalanx. For key pinch, almost all were impaired to a level of 50% to 60%. Multiple finger amputees also had decreased pronation, and thumb amputees had decreased supination. Other factors were not significant. One-quarter had to change their jobs and one-fifth showed concern with the appearance.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178199
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dc.contributor.authorChow, SPen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, Cen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:43:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:43:22Z-
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Hand Surgery, 1993, v. 18 B n. 1, p. 125-128en_US
dc.identifier.issn0266-7681en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178199-
dc.description.abstract127 patients with amputated thumbs or fingers between the level of the DIP and MP joints were followed up at regular intervals until one year after injury. Sensory disturbances subsided rapidly except for numbness which was still present in 50% at one year. Range of movement was regained early. Although pronation and supination improved to 70% only a few months after injury, it took a year for power grip and key pinch to regain 70%. Further analysis showed that power grip was worst in amputees of multiple fingers, thumb, and the middle finger through the proximal phalanx. For key pinch, almost all were impaired to a level of 50% to 60%. Multiple finger amputees also had decreased pronation, and thumb amputees had decreased supination. Other factors were not significant. One-quarter had to change their jobs and one-fifth showed concern with the appearance.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhsben_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hand Surgeryen_US
dc.subject.meshActivities Of Daily Livingen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAmputation, Traumatic - Epidemiology - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFinger Injuries - Epidemiology - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFinger Joint - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHand - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshSensation Disorders - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshThumb - Injuriesen_US
dc.titleHand function after digital amputationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChow, SP: spchow@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChow, SP=rp00064en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0266-7681(93)90211-W-
dc.identifier.pmid8436849-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0027522998en_US
dc.identifier.volume18 Ben_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage125en_US
dc.identifier.epage128en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1993KN48200030-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChow, SP=7201828376en_US
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