Mesovascularized island flexor tendon: new concepts and techniques for flexor tendon salvage surgery.

Abstract

Hand surgeons have long sought ways of avoiding adhesions in flexor tendon repair. We report a new concept in tendon surgery--the use of flexor tendons with perfect mesotendon blood supply and an inherent gliding mechanism composed of the paratendon and the common carpal sheath to minimize adhesions during tendon healing. This technique, inspired by… (More)

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@article{Guimberteau1993MesovascularizedIF, title={Mesovascularized island flexor tendon: new concepts and techniques for flexor tendon salvage surgery.}, author={J C Guimberteau and B. Panconi and Roland Boileau}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={1993}, volume={92 5}, pages={888-903} }