CONTRACTURA DE VOLKMAN PDF

Injection of certain medicines into the forearm Injury of the blood vessels in the forearm Surgery on the forearm Symptoms of Volkmann contracture affect the forearm, wrist, and hand. Symptoms may include: Decreased sensation Paleness of the skin Muscle weakness and loss atrophy Deformity of the wrist, hand, and fingers that causes the hand to have a claw-like appearance Exams and Tests The health care provider will perform a physical exam, focusing on the affected arm. If the provider suspects Volkmann contracture, detailed questions will be asked about past injury or conditions that affected the arm. Tests that may done include: X-ray of the arm Tests of the muscles and nerves to check their function Treatment The goal of treatment is to help people regain some or full use of the arm and hand. Treatment depends on the severity of the contracture: For mild contracture, muscle stretching exercises and splinting the affected fingers may be done.

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Injection of certain medicines into the forearm Injury of the blood vessels in the forearm Surgery on the forearm Symptoms of Volkmann contracture affect the forearm, wrist, and hand. Symptoms may include: Decreased sensation Paleness of the skin Muscle weakness and loss atrophy Deformity of the wrist, hand, and fingers that causes the hand to have a claw-like appearance Exams and Tests The health care provider will perform a physical exam, focusing on the affected arm.

If the provider suspects Volkmann contracture, detailed questions will be asked about past injury or conditions that affected the arm. Tests that may done include: X-ray of the arm Tests of the muscles and nerves to check their function Treatment The goal of treatment is to help people regain some or full use of the arm and hand. Treatment depends on the severity of the contracture: For mild contracture, muscle stretching exercises and splinting the affected fingers may be done.

Surgery may be needed to make the tendons longer. For moderate contracture, surgery is done to repair the muscles, tendons, and nerves. If needed, the arm bones are shortened.

For severe contracture, surgery is done to remove muscles, tendons, or nerves that are thickened, scarred, or dead. These are replaced by muscles, tendons, or nerves transferred from other body areas. Tendons that are still working may need to be made longer. Outlook Prognosis How well a person does depends on the severity and stage of disease at the time treatment is started.

Outcome is usually good for people with mild contracture. They may regain normal function of their arm and hand. People with moderate or severe contracture who need major surgery may not regain full function. Possible Complications Untreated, Volkmann contracture results in partial or complete loss of function of the arm and hand. When to Contact a Medical Professional Contact your provider right away if you have had an injury to your elbow or forearm and have developed swelling, numbness, and pain keeps getting worse.

Compartment syndrome and Volkmann contracture. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; chap Hand surgery. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. Stevanovic MV, Sharpe F. Compartment syndrome and Volkmann ischemic contracture. Editorial team.

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