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what~sq~s the method to measure?
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05/24/2004 23:13
steve 
05/24/2004 23:13
steve 
what~sq~s the method to measure?

To be able to accurately tell how much things have progressed how do doctors measure the degree of contracture other than eyeballing it???? Any ideas? What is stage 1, 2, 3, etc in terms of degrees? thanks

05/24/2004 23:22
Patty

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05/24/2004 23:22
Patty

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degree

I am not sure how one measures this. Someone else could tell you, but, no one does any surgery, or NA until you have a contacture , where you can't lay your hand flat on the table.

05/25/2004 23:04
E. Wicks

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05/25/2004 23:04
E. Wicks

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Degree fo Contracture

Steve,

The degree of contracture is measured with a protractor. The protractor is placed along side of the finger(s)and hand(s)then adjusted to where the finger(s)/hands) are contracted. This gives the degree of contracture on the proctor in degrees.

0-45 degrees: Stage 1
45-90 degrees: Stage 2
90-135 degrees: Stage 3
135-180 degrees: Stage 4

PIP + MCP Angle = Stage

05/26/2004 23:04
Patty

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05/26/2004 23:04
Patty

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measure

Thanks for posting that . That helps alot to know how you can measure it.
Patty

07/15/2004 23:34
harry bosch

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07/15/2004 23:34
harry bosch

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RSD swelling on un-operated fingers

Six weeks after my op on my little finger and next finger, the hand and surprisingly, the OTHER fingers are swollen. Today the surgeon who did the op said i have RSD Reactive Sympathetic Dystrophy which affects 1 in 100 patients, where all the hand and adjacent fingers swell(not hugely but enough so I cannot close the hand into a fist). He said some injections and manipulation at the day surgery clinic will solve this. Also is accompanied by pains - not severe though. Anyone had RSD or the treatment he suggests? thanks

07/16/2004 23:11
LINDA

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07/16/2004 23:11
LINDA

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CONTRACTURE

PATTY,
I HAD MY LEFT HAND DONE BY DR, EATON... PINKIE AT 90 DEGREE CONTRACTURE..NOW 30.. MY RIGHT HAND WAS JUST STARTING..A PITT IN PALM. MY RIGHT HAND WAS JUST BARELY ABLE TO LAY FLAT...DR, EATON DID DID THE N.A PROCEDURE.. IT NOW LAYS FLAT.....I GAINED 5/8 OF AN INCH IN SPREAD OF HAND IN FIFTEEN MINUTES... YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL HAND IS COMPLETELY UNABLE TO LAY FLAT.....I WAS TOLD BY EATON'S OFFICE THAT HE PREFERRED THIS, BUT. DR. EATON DID MY RIGHT HAND AS I HAD FLOWN ALL THE WAY FROM CALIFORNIA...GOOD WORK...COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.....

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