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Surgical restoration of grasp control in tetraplegia

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Title: Surgical restoration of grasp control in tetraplegia
Authors: Reinholdt, Carina
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2013
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Orthopaedics
Parts of work: I. Selective release of the digital extensor hood to reduce intrinsic tightness in tetraplegia. Reinholdt C, Fridén J. J Plast Hand Surg 2011; 45: 83-89.

II. A single-stage operation for reconstruction of hand flexion, extension, and intrinsic function in tetraplegia: the alphabet procedure. Fridén J, Reinholdt C, Turcsányii I, Gohritz A. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg 2011; 15: 230-235.

III. Rebalancing the tetraplegic wrist using extensor carpi ulnaris-tenodesis. Reinholdt C, Fridén J. J Hand Surg Eur 2013; 38: 22-28.

IV. Outcomes of the alphabet procedure for grip reconstruction in tetraplegia. Reinholdt C, Fridén J. Manuscript.

V. Alteration of finger and wrist flexor kinematics after surgical intervention on the spastic hand in tetraplegia. Reinholdt C, Fridén J. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2013-03-14
Disputation: Torsdagen den 14 mars 2013, kl. 9.00, Aulan Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset/Sahlgrenska, Blå stråket 5, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: tetraplegia
tendon transfers
alphabet procedure
grip and release
distal intrinsic release
grip strength
intrisic tightness
pinch strength
Abstract: Surgical Restoration of Grasp Control in Tetraplegia Carina Reinholdt Department of Orthopedics/Hand Surgery, Institute of Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden ABSTRACT Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to improve the grasp and release function of patients with tetraplegia undergoing reconstructive hand surgery. In order to reach this objective, new and more cost-efficient surgical concepts with maintained patient safety were designe... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8613-4
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