The evaluation of results of repair using all-soft suture anchor in the treatment of chronic tendinous mallet finger surgery
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CitationGülenç, B., Öç, Y., Yalçın, S., Şener, B., Çamur, S. ve Kara, A. (2020). The evaluation of results of repair using all-soft suture anchor in the treatment of chronic tendinous mallet finger surgery. Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca, 87(1), 24-27.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDYThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of chronic tendinous mallet finger repair with all soft suture anchors.MATERIAL AND METHODSIn 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.RESULTSMean 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.CONCLUSIONSAll-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.