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Primary flexor tendon surgery: the search for a perfect result


Elliot, David; Giesen, Thomas (2013). Primary flexor tendon surgery: the search for a perfect result. Hand Clinics, 29(2):191-206.

Abstract

Repair of the divided flexor tendon to achieve normal, or near normal, function is an unsolved problem, with each result still uncertain. The authors believe the way forward in primary flexor tendon surgery clinically is by use of strengthened but simpler sutures, appropriate venting of the pulley system, and maintaining early rehabilitation. However, there needs also be consideration of patient factors and other aspects. Research needs to continue more widely, in both the laboratory and the clinical environment, to find ways of better modifying adhesions after surgical repair of the tendon.

Repair of the divided flexor tendon to achieve normal, or near normal, function is an unsolved problem, with each result still uncertain. The authors believe the way forward in primary flexor tendon surgery clinically is by use of strengthened but simpler sutures, appropriate venting of the pulley system, and maintaining early rehabilitation. However, there needs also be consideration of patient factors and other aspects. Research needs to continue more widely, in both the laboratory and the clinical environment, to find ways of better modifying adhesions after surgical repair of the tendon.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:May 2013
Deposited On:18 Feb 2015 17:13
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:54
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0749-0712
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hcl.2013.03.001
PubMed ID:23660055

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