Flexor pollicis longus zone 2 tendon repair under WALANT with ultrasound assistance

Trauma Case Rep. 2021 Feb 26:32:100446. doi: 10.1016/j.tcr.2021.100446. eCollection 2021 Apr.


A feature of the flexor pollicis longus tendon injury is the frequency of palmar retraction so that a wrist approach is needed for retrieval of the proximal stump. We are reporting on our first outpatient zone T2 flexor pollicis longus tendon repair under WALANT with ultrasound guidance. In the event of zone T2 flexor pollicis rupture, ultrasound location of tendon extremities is used to plan surgical WALANT strategy and to guide the injection of lidocaine with epinephrine whilst limiting the injected volume to what is strictly necessary.

Keywords: Flexor pollicis longus; Tendon repair; Thumb; Ultrasound; WALANT.

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