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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2000;5(2):240-245.
Published online June 1, 2000.
TREATMENT OF ESTABLISHED VOLKMAN’S ISCHEMIC CONTRACTURE IN UPPER EXTREMITY
Seung-Koo Rhee, Suk-Whan Song, Wha-Sung Lee, Hyung-Kyun Chung, Young-Yul Kim
확정된 상지 허혈성 구축증 치료의 임상경험
이승구, 송석환, 이화성, 정형균, 김영율
Abstract
We had been analysed the end result of 21 cases of established Volkman's contracture which was treated at St. Mary's hospital since 1981. They were mild form in 6, moderate in 12 and severe form in 3 patients according to the Tsuge's classification, and treated with muscle-sliding operation, neurolysis or lengthening of tendons for mild & moderate deformities, but excision of fibrotic masses, neurolysis and boen shortening for severe forms. Their functional end results were favorable in young patient, with mild to moderate ischemic contracture but poor in severe forms.
 
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