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Injury: Tendons – Flexor

  • David ElliotEmail author
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Abstract

We are all guilty of complacency in our belief that all is well with flexor tendon surgery and that our knowledge of this subject is complete. Like many other parts of hand surgery, when one looks a little more closely, one discovers that much that seemed fully understood is far from understood and what we have assumed to be based on hard fact often rests on opinion. Although, currently, there is debate about many details of technique, the central tenet of modern flexor tendon surgery is to repair and move divided flexor tendons within a few days of injury.

Keywords

Tendon Flexor Tendon Flexor Tendon Primary Repair Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation Flexor Tendon Rupture Flexor Tendon Adhesion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St Andrews Centre for Plastic SurgeryBroomfield HospitalChelmsfordUK

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