Tendon disorders of the hand

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul;128(1):1e-14e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182174593.


Learning objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Make decisions on flexor tendon repair based on current evidence. 2. Perform some important tendon transfers after viewing Dr. Kozin's videos. 3. Inject local anesthesia for wide-awake flexor tendon repair after viewing the appropriate videos in the article. 4. Use relative motion extension splints for the postoperative management of extensor tendon injuries.

Summary: This article provides a practical, clinically useful overview of some of the current best techniques and evidence available to the plastic surgeon in the treatment of flexor and extensor tendon injuries, tendon transfers, trigger fingers, mallet fingers, boutonniere deformities, and De Quervain tenosynovitis. Twelve short movies and drawings emphasize important points of diagnosis and treatment of tendon disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Hand*
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Tendinopathy / surgery*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Tendon Transfer / methods*
  • Video Recording