Flexor tendon injuries. Part 4. Staged flexor tendon reconstruction and restoration of the flexor pulley.

Staged reconstruction of the flexor tendon is discussed and several surgical techniques involving implantation of a silicone or silicone-Dacron-reinforced gliding prosthesis into a scarred flexor tendon bed are described. Flexor pulley restoration and the importance of maintaining strong pulley support are discussed and surgical techniques including those… (More)