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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 129-133

Comparative Evaluation of Early Passive Mobilization and Early Active Mobilization in Post Repair Flexor Tendon Injuries Zone 2 and 3 of Hand

Nupur Prakash1, Rajeev K Lal2, Sanjay Parmar2

1Assistant Professor, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar-414111
2Professor, SDM College of Physiotherapy, Sattur. Dharwad-580009

Corresponding Author: Nupur Prakash


Objective: To compare early passive mobilization and early active mobilization in post repair Flexor Tendon Injuries (FTI) zone 2 and 3 of hand.
Study Design: - A prospective randomized design.
Methods: - 40 subjects with zone 2 and 3 post repair FTI were randomly allocated to early passive mobilization and early active mobilization groups. Digit/s total IP joint ROM was measured as outcome measure at 3rd postoperative day (POD) and at end of 6th week for comparison.
Results: - Statistical analysis showed significant gain in total IP joint ROM in early active mobilization group (106.31) than early passive mobilization group (86.84) at the end of 6th week.
Conclusions: - Early active mobilization is more effective than early passive mobilization in post repair FTI Zone 2 and 3 of hand.

Key words: FTI zone 2 and 3 of hand, early active mobilization, early passive mobilization, ROM.

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