Flexor Tendon Surgery

Shima C. Sokol, Robert M Szabo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter reviews the evidence behind the diagnosis, treatment and adjuvant therapies in the management of flexor tendon injuries and improving flexor tendon repairs to prevent adhesions and re-rupture as common complications. We review the indications for repair of partial tendon ruptures as well as specific suture materials and configurations used for repair and chemical adjuncts used to prevent tendon rupture and adhesion formation. The use of MRI and ultrasound in diagnosing tendon injuries and complications after surgery are also evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Orthopedics
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1405184760, 9781405184762
StatePublished - Oct 31 2011


  • Adhesions
  • Fdp avulsion
  • Flexor tendon injuries/repair
  • Hand
  • Mri
  • Partial laceration
  • Suture configuration/material
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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