Mini-Review: Tendon-Exposed Wound Treatments

J Invest Surg. 2023 Dec;36(1):2266758. doi: 10.1080/08941939.2023.2266758. Epub 2023 Oct 9.


Background: Tendon-exposed wounds are complex injuries with challenging reconstructions and no unified treatment mode. Furthermore, insufficient tissue volume and blood circulation disorders affect healing, which increases pain for the patient and affects their families and caretakers.

Review: As modern medicine advances, considerable progress has been made in understanding and treating tendon-exposed wounds, and current research encompasses both macro-and micro-studies. Additionally, new treatment methods have emerged alongside the classic surgical methods, such as new dressing therapies, vacuum sealing drainage combination therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and live-cell bioengineering.

Conclusions: This review summarizes the latest treatment methods for tendon-exposed wounds to provide ideas and improve their treatment.

Keywords: Tendon-exposed wounds; refractory wound; wound healing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drainage / methods
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures*
  • Tendons
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vacuum
  • Wound Healing