Flexor tendon lengthening in zone II injuries

Shalom Stahl, Jay A. Goldberg, Alexander Lerner

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Primary repair of acute severed flexor tendons in zone II has replaced the 'no-man's-land' concept, which advocates secondary procedures. Primary repair can be difficult when there are severe soft-tissue and bony injuries, and may lead to unfavorable results. The authors describe a technique that is simple, quick, and safe, and eliminates the need for tendon harvesting or other secondary procedures. It can also be used when a flexor profundus tendon gap occurs due to the injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes


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