Current Practice of Primary Flexor Tendon Repair. A Global View

Jin Bo Tang, Peter C. Amadio, Martin I. Boyer, Robert Savage, Chunfeng Zhao, Michael Sandow, Steve K. Lee, Scott W. Wolfe

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In this article, a group of international leaders in tendon surgery of the hand provide details of their current methods of primary flexor tendon repair. They are from recognized hand centers around the world, from which major contributions to the development of methods for flexor tendon repair have come over the past 2 decades. Changes made since the early 1990s regarding surgical methods and postoperative care for the flexor tendon repair are also discussed. Current practice methods used in the leading hand centers are summarized, and key points in providing the best possible clinical outcomes are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-189
Number of pages11
JournalHand clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2013


  • Core sutures
  • Flexor pulley
  • Flexor tendon
  • Primary repair
  • Pulley venting
  • Rehabilitation
  • Strong surgical repair
  • Surgical techniques


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