When the disease is well established, such repairs are often inadequate and I do not hesitate to pin the various joints for added stability. ... The extensor retinaculum is incised over the second compartment and reflected as far as the tendon of the ECU (repair of ... as is frequent, the carpus can now be subluxed on the radius, it should be held reduced by several K wires, which are left in for about 1 month.
|Title||:||The Care of the Arthritic Hand|
|Author||:||Adrian E. Flatt|
|Publisher||:||Quality Medical Pub - 1995|