Tendon injuries--extensor surface.


Although discussed much less than flexor tendon injuries, achievement of satisfactory function is difficult with these injuries. Under proper circumstances in clean wounds, and in a well equipped emergency department, they can be primarily repaired if the examining physician has the experience. If these conditions are not possible, the patient should be referred to a qualified hand surgeon. The author outlines treatment according to anatomic zones.


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@article{Herndon1985TendonIS, title={Tendon injuries--extensor surface.}, author={James H . Herndon}, journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America}, year={1985}, volume={3 2}, pages={333-40} }