Double lateral band transfer for treatment of traumatic hyperextension instability of the proximal interphalangeal joint: A report of two cases

Jason H. Ko, David M. Kalainov, Lawrence P. Hsu, Robert C. Fang, Robert D. Mastey

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Abstract

Post-traumatic hyperextension instability of the proximal interphalangeal joint may lead to pain, difficulty with initiating finger flexion, and a swan-neck deformity. Most techniques to correct a traumatic hyperextension deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint require a window in the flexor retinaculum, retraction of the flexor tendons, and manipulation of the joint capsule with a conceivable potential for joint stiffness, tendon adhesions, and tendon bowstringing. We describe an extra-articular lateral band transfer technique that utilizes strips of both lateral bands and preserves the functional integrity of the flexor tendon sheath.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalHand
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Joint instability
  • Lateral band transfer
  • Proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Sprain
  • Volar plate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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