Flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer.

  title={Flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer.},
  author={W M Burleigh and G. E. Gold and R M Jex and Gregg De Young},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  volume={83 5},
A retrospective evaluation consisting of a written survey and physical examination was completed on flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer patients. The tendon transfer is used to alleviate symptoms and address imbalance of extrinsic and intrinsic muscles. The authors present an evaluation of 110 procedures with an average follow-up period of 65.7 months (range 7 to 198 months). A literature review, discussion of a new theory as to the etiology of hammer toes, and criteria for using the… CONTINUE READING


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