The Mitek mini anchor in the treatment of the gamekeeper's thumb

The Mitek mini anchor in the treatment of the gamekeeper's thumb The fixation of a distally ruptured ulnar collateral ligament of the MP 1 (Metacarpophalangeal) joint without a portion of ligament which can be sutured or a small bony fragment can be accomplished with a variety of methods, most of which require drillholes through borth cortices and a counter incision as well as the removal of the material at a second stage (1, 11, 13, 15). The Mitek bone mini anchor (Ethicon-Mitek®) proved to be a reliable and quick alternative (10, 12, 16, 18, 19). It was successfully used in eleven patients with excellent stability of the reconstructed joint. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The Mitek mini anchor in the treatment of the gamekeeper's thumb

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01159486
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Abstract

The fixation of a distally ruptured ulnar collateral ligament of the MP 1 (Metacarpophalangeal) joint without a portion of ligament which can be sutured or a small bony fragment can be accomplished with a variety of methods, most of which require drillholes through borth cortices and a counter incision as well as the removal of the material at a second stage (1, 11, 13, 15). The Mitek bone mini anchor (Ethicon-Mitek®) proved to be a reliable and quick alternative (10, 12, 16, 18, 19). It was successfully used in eleven patients with excellent stability of the reconstructed joint.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 1997

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