Saturday, March 18, 2000
"Emphasis must be placed on performing a comprehensive release, preserving the medial collateral ligament and on starting early active range of motion post-operatively," said Dr. DiGiovanni.
The average preoperative flexion/extension arc of motion was 63 degrees (range: 25-115 degrees); average post-operative flexion/extension arc of motion was 127 degrees (range: 0-140 degrees); and the average increase in the flexion/extension arc was 64 degrees. No recurrences in severe flexion contracture or in formation of HO were seen. All patients were satisfied with their range of motion and patients who participated in sports were able to return to them.
Co-authors of the study with Dr. DiGiovanni are Michael Hauseman, MD, attending microvascular surgeon, and Lee M. Kupersmith, MD, resident, both from Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City.
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