Flexor Tendon Injuries: II. Operative Technique.

  title={Flexor Tendon Injuries: II. Operative Technique.},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={3 1},
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  • Published 1995 in
    The Journal of the American Academy of…
The repair of flexor tendons (zones I and II) is a technique-intensive surgical undertaking. It requires a strong understanding of the anatomy of the tendon sheath and the normal relationship between the pulleys and the flexor digitorum superficialis and flexor digitorum profundus tendons in the digit. Meticulous exposure, careful tendon retrieval, and atraumatic repair are extremely important, and the repair should be of sufficient strength to resist gapping and permit the early postrepair… CONTINUE READING