Relative Motion Extension Splint after Extensor Tendon Reconstruction

Ayhan E., ARSLAN Ö. B., Cevik K., ÖKSÜZ Ç.

Journal of Hand and Microsurgery, vol.16, no.1, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0043-1761222
  • Journal Name: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Keywords: extensor tendon, hand therapy, relative motion splint, WALANT, yoke splint
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Recently, the wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) technique and relative motion extension (RME) splint changed practice in extensor tendon reconstruction and therapy. We wanted to share our approach for zones 5 to 8 extensor tendon management following the up-to-date developments. The impacts of surgery under WALANT and early active motion therapy with RME splinting were explained frankly and shown in several videos throughout the article.