Flexor Tendon Repair

Abstract

A flexor tendon injury is often the result of trauma involving laceration or avulsion of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) or flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS). Pathologic ruptures are rare. Diagnosis of a flexor tendon injury is based on an evaluation of the subjective patient history and a thorough clinical assessment. Various techniques for flexor tendon repair are reviewed. Video is available for this topic.

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