Evidence-based medicine: Flexor tendon repair

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May;133(5):1222-33. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000090.

Abstract

Learning objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: (1) Describe and apply the current evidence-based treatment of acute flexor tendon injuries. (2) Compare and contrast the current postoperative therapy regimens following repair of flexor tendons. (3) Apply an evidence-based decision-making process for suture techniques of flexor tendon injuries.

Summary: Flexor tendon repair remains a challenge for hand surgeons to reliably obtain excellent results. Surgical decisions should rely on the surgeon's experience, outcome studies, and direct evidence. This review is a compilation of the evidence from the literature on optimizing outcomes for flexor tendon repair.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
  • Hand / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Suture Techniques
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Tendons / surgery*