Getting Better Results in Flexor Tendon Surgery and Therapy

Ayhan E., TUNA Z., ÖKSÜZ Ç.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN, vol.9, no.2, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Recently, better outcomes have been reported when up-to-date developments in flexor tendon surgery and therapy were followed. Slightly tensioned multistrand repairs, judicious venting of pulleys, and early active motion are widely accepted principles. In addition to these principles, tailoring of the repair according to intraoperative active movement with wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) surgical setting is recommended for better results. We aimed to describe our up-to-date approach to flexor tendon surgery and therapy with the help of visual communication tools of this age. The ideal primary repair of flexor tendons, the management of delayed presentation flexor tendon injuries, the key steps to achieve better results with flexor tendon therapy, and the tele-rehabilitation experience during COVID-19 pandemic will be highlighted. Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries are the most demanding part and will be focused on.