Zhodnocení výsledků použití stehu s kotvičkou v operační léčbě inveterovaného kladívkového prstu ruky The Evaluation of Results of Repair using All-Soft Suture Anchor in the Treatment of Chronic Tendinous Mallet Finger Surgery

Gülenç B., Öç Y., Yalçin S., Şener B., Çamur S., Kara A.

Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Cechoslovaca, vol.87, no.1, pp.24-27, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-27
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of chronic tendinous mallet finger repair with all soft suture anchors. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective study we evaluated 14 patients. Data included age, side of surgery, the degree of extensor lag, the ratio of the damaged articular surface, postoperative recovery period and time to return to work. We recorded extensor lag and Crawford scores of all patients at the last follow-up. RESULTS Mean follow-up period was 22.07 months. The preoperative and postoperative extensor lags were 27.2 (15-35) and 3 (0-19), respectively. Crawford scores of patients were moderate in 1 patient, fair in 2 patients and excellent in 10 patients. We observed only one skin complication in the postoperative period. CONCLUSIONS All-soft suture anchors have high patient satisfaction rates and functional results. Thus, they could be used in the treatment of patients with chronic tendinous mallet finger. The low complication rate is a major advantage. Key words: tendinous mallet finger, hand surgery, all-soft anchor. Level of evidence: Level-4, Retrospective case-control study.