Eight-strand Cross-locked Cruciate Flexor Tendon Repair Using Double-stranded Suture: A Description of the Surgical Technique

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Nov 7;4(11):e1048. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001048. eCollection 2016 Nov.


This article describes a technique for improved repair of digital flexor tendon laceration. Eight-strand cross-locked cruciate repair using 4-0 caliber double-stranded suture is not bulky and has a smooth configuration for tendon gliding. Additionally, it has sufficient strength for early postoperative active motion exercise.