Flexor Tendon Injuries.

Affiliation

Department of Hand Surgery, The Hand Surgery Research Center, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, 20 West Temple Road, Nantong 226001, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The developments in flexor tendon repairs have remarkably changed the methods of surgical repair of the flexor tendons and treatment of the critical annular pulleys, as well as the postoperative active motion protocols. The article summarizes the current knowledge and clinical methods in treating flexor tendon injuries, the keys to achieving reliable clinical repairs, and recent evolution in repair techniques and rehabilitation.

Keywords

Early active motion,Flexor tendon,Pulley release or venting,Repair methods,Secondary surgeries,