Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery

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Tendon injury & repair

 

 

GUIDELINES
 
General

Diagnostic accuracy of history taking, physical examination and imaging for non-chronic finger, hand and wrist ligament and tendon injuries: a systematic review update.
Krastman P, Mathijssen NMC, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Kraan GA, Runhaar J.
BMJ Open. 2020 Nov 5;10(11):e037810. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037810.

Clinical application of anomalous muscles for tendon transfer in the upper limb: A systematic review of the literature.
Metikala S, Mohammed R, Vakamallu VR.
Cureus. 2020 Mar 9;12(3):e7222. doi: 10.7759/cureus.7222.

Obesity increases the risk of tendinopathy, tendon tear and rupture, and postoperative complications: a systematic review of clinical studies.
Macchi M, Spezia M, Elli S, Schiaffini G, Chisari E.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Apr 14. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001261. [Epub ahead of print]

Morphometric analysis and surgical adequacy of palmaris longus as a tendon graft. A systematic review of cadaveric studies.
Yammine K, Erić M.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2019 Nov 18. doi: 10.1007/s00276-019-02381-x. [Epub ahead of print]

An extensive volar forearm laceration – the spaghetti wrist: A systematic review.
Koshy K, Prakash R, Luckiewicz A, Alamouti R, Nikkhah D.
JPRAS Open. 2018 Dec 1;18:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpra.2018.06.003.

Topical glyceryl trinitrate for the treatment of tendinopathies: a systematic review.
Challoumas D, Kirwan PD, Borysov D, Clifford C, McLean M, Millar NL.
Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;53(4):251-262. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099552. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

The efficacy of platelet-rich plasma on tendon and ligament healing: A systematic review and meta-analysis with bias assessment.
Chen X, Jones IA, Park C, Vangsness CT Jr.
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jul;46(8):2020-2032. doi: 10.1177/0363546517743746. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

A systematic review of the concept and clinical applications of bone marrow aspirate concentrate in tendon pathology.
Imam MA, Holton J, Horriat S, Negida AS, Grubhofer F, Gupta R, Narvani A, Snow M.
SICOT J. 2017;3:58. doi: 10.1051/sicotj/2017039. Epub 2017 Oct 9.

Triceps tendon ruptures: A systematic review.
Dunn JC, Kusnezov N, Fares A, Rubin S, Orr J, Friedman D, Kilcoyne K.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Sep;12(5):431-438. doi: 10.1177/1558944716677338. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

Fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy of the hand and wrist: A systematic review and case report.
Berger I, Goodwin I, Buncke GM.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Sep;12(5):NP121-NP126. doi: 10.1177/1558944717701237. Epub 2017 Apr 3.

No evidence for the use of stem cell therapy for tendon disorders: a systematic review.
Pas HI, Moen MH, Haisma HJ, Winters M.
Br J Sports Med. 2017 Jul;51(13):996-1002. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096794. Epub 2017 Jan 11.

Barbed sutures and tendon repair-a review.
Shah A, Rowlands M, Au A.
Hand (NY). 2015 Mar;10(1):6-15. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9669-z.

Exploring the application of stem cells in tendon repair and regeneration.
Ahmad Z, Wardale J, Brooks R, Henson F, Noorani A, Rushton N.
Arthroscopy. 2012 Jul;28(7):1018-29. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2011.12.009. Epub 2012 Feb 28.

Management of digital tendon avulsion at the musculotendinous junction of the forearm: a systematic review.
Collins J, Ishihara Y, Thoma A.
Hand (N Y). 2012 Jun;7(2):134-42. doi: 10.1007/s11552-012-9402-8.

 
Flexor tendon

Rehabilitation following surgery for flexor tendon injuries of the hand.
Peters SE, Jha B, Ross M.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Jan 13;1:CD012479. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012479.pub2.

Ultrasonographic diagnosis of A2 or A4 flexor tendon pulley injury: A systematic review.
Iruretagoiena-Urbieta X, De la Fuente-Ortiz de Zarate J, Rodríguez-López ES, Barceló-Galíndez P, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca Á, Otero-Campos Á, Blasi M.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2020 Oct 29:S1080-6032(20)30130-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2020.07.007. Online ahead of print.

A systematic review of the efficacy of corticosteroid injections of tendon sheaths, excluding stenosing tenosynovitis of the wrist and hand.
Cushman DM, Carefoot A, Lisenby S, Caragea M, Fogg B, Conger A.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 Oct 2. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001609. Online ahead of print.

Splints, with or without wrist immobilization, following surgical repair of flexor tendon lesions of the hand: a systematic review.
Woythal DL.Hand Surg Rehabil. 2019 May 24. pii: S2468-1229(19)30073-8. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2019.05.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Flexor tendon rehabilitation in the 21st century: A systematic review.
Neiduski RL, Powell RK.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Apr - Jun;32(2):165-174. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Volar tenodesis for the treatment of swan-neck deformity; A systematic review.
Kiziridis G, Giddins GEB.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2017 Sep;22(3):267-274. doi: 10.1142/S0218810417300030.

Tendon rupture and tenosynovitis following internal fixation of distal radius fractures: a systematic review.
Azzi AJ, Aldekhayel S, Boehm KS, Zadeh T.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):717e-724e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003076.

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

Biomechanical analysis of barbed suture in flexor tendon repair versus conventional method: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Shin JY, Kim JS, Roh SG, Lee NH, Yang KM.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Oct;138(4):666e-674e.

A systematic review of 2-strand versus multistrand core suture techniques and functional outcome after digital flexor tendon repair.
Hardwicke JT, Tan JJ, Foster MA, Titley OG.
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):686-695.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.12.037. Epub 2014 Feb 25.

Flexor tendon injuries following plate fixation of distal radius fractures: a systematic review of the literature.
Asadollahi S, Keith PP.
J Orthop Traumatol. 2013 Dec;14(4):227-34. doi: 10.1007/s10195-013-0245-z. Epub 2013 May 14.

Flexor tendon repair rehabilitation protocols: a systematic review.
Starr HM, Snoddy M, Hammond KE, Seiler JG 3rd.
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Sep;38(9):1712-7.e1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.06.025.

Complications after flexor tendon repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Dy CJ, Hernandez-Soria A, Ma Y, Roberts TR, Daluiski A.
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Mar;37(3):543-551.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.11.006. Epub 2012 Feb 6.

An evidence-based approach to flexor tendon laceration repair.
Lalonde DH.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):885-90. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31820467b6.

Systematic review of flexor tendon rehabilitation protocols in zone II of the hand.
Chesney A, Chauhan A, Kattan A, Farrokhyar F, Thoma A.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1583-92. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318208d28e.

 
Extensor tendon

Reconstruction strategies after rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon: A systematic review.
Ganon S, Bellity J, Mimoun M, Zbili D, Boccara D.
Hand Surg Rehabil. 2020 Aug 7:S2468-1229(20)30151-1. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2020.07.005. Online ahead of print.

Treatment of sagittal band injuries and extensor tendon subluxation: A systematic review.
Wu K, Masschelein G, Suh N.
Hand (N Y). 2020 Jan 22:1558944719895622. doi: 10.1177/1558944719895622. [Epub ahead of print]

Central slip extensor tendon injuries: a systematic review of treatments.
Geoghegan L, Wormald JCR, Adami RZ, Rodrigues JN.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 May 1:1753193419845311. doi: 10.1177/1753193419845311. [Epub ahead of print]

Optimal early active mobilisation protocol after extensor tendon repairs in zones V and VI: A systematic review of literature.
Collocott SJ, Kelly E, Ellis RF.
Hand Ther. 2018 Mar;23(1):3-18. doi: 10.1177/1758998317729713. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

Systematic review of examination techniques for the central slip of the digital extensor tendon mechanism.
Dingle L, Field M, Rodrigues JN.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Mar;43(3):333-335. doi: 10.1177/1753193417732211. Epub 2017 Sep 26.

The optimal orthosis and motion protocol for extensor tendon injury in zones IV-VIII: A systematic review.
Wong AL, Wilson M, Girnary S, Nojoomi M, Acharya S, Paul SM.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Oct - Dec;30(4):447-456. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.02.013. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

Tendon rupture and tenosynovitis following internal fixation of distal radius fractures: a systematic review.
Azzi AJ, Aldekhayel S, Boehm KS, Zadeh T.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):717e-724e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003076.

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

Rehabilitation regimens following surgical repair of extensor tendon injuries of the hand-a systematic review of controlled trials.
Ng CY, Chalmer J, Macdonald DJ, Mehta SS, Nuttall D, Watts AC.
J Hand Microsurg. 2012 Dec;4(2):65-73. doi: 10.1007/s12593-012-0075-x. Epub 2012 Sep 15.

Effect of aftercare regimen with extensor tendon repair: a systematic review of the literature.
Hammond K, Starr H, Katz D, Seiler J.
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012 Winter;21(4):246-52.

A systematic review of rehabilitation protocols after surgical repair of the extensor tendons in zones V-VIII of the hand.
Sameem M, Wood T, Ignacy T, Thoma A, Strumas N.
J Hand Ther. 2011 Oct-Dec;24(4):365-72; quiz 373. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2011.06.005. Epub 2011 Sep 1.

 
Tendon transfers

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

The effectiveness of early mobilization after tendon transfers in the hand: a systematic review.
Sultana SS, MacDermid JC, Grewal R, Rath S.
J Hand Ther. 2013 Jan-Mar;26(1):1-20; quiz 21. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2012.06.006. Epub 2012 Oct 30.

 

 

 

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