James Chang

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  • Functional Reconstruction of the Hand: The Stiff Joint CLINICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY Watt, A. J., Chang, J. 2011; 38 (4): 577-?


    Proper hand function relies on a combination of strength and mobility. The intricate architecture that allows for hand mobility includes the articular surfaces of joints, periarticular ligamentous structures, tendon mechanisms, and the soft-tissue envelope. These structures are subject to injury and scarring. The net effect of a variety of etiologic factors is stiffness of the hand with diminution of hand function. This article reviews the biology of healing, pertinent anatomy of the hand, and operative and nonoperative treatment of the stiff hand.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cps.2011.07.006

    View details for Web of Science ID 000297381500006

    View details for PubMedID 22032587

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