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Achkoun A.,Service de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologique | Houjairi K.,Service de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologique | Rafaoui A.,Service de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologique | Messoudi A.,Service de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologique | And 3 more authors.
Pan African Medical Journal | Year: 2016

Our study reported 10 cases with rheumatoid arthritis and extensor tendon rupture who underwent surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology, at CHU Ibn, pavilion 32, Rochd, Casablanca, over a period of 9 years, from January 2005 to December 2014. Our aim was to outline epidemiological, clinical and paraclinical peculiarities of these ruptures and to study the results of their surgical treatment. The rupture involved, by descending order, the extensor apparatus of the fifth finger (100%), the fourth finger (80%), the third finger and the thumb (20%). The treatment of ruptures included anastomosis techniques and tendon transfer procedure. All postoperative patients systematically underwent wrist immobilization with a splint applied with the hand in an intrinsic position associated with rehabilitation. After an average follow-up time of 15 months, functional results were satisfactory in all patients with recovery of fingers extension function and complete hand closure. © Abdessalam Achkoun et al.

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