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Sheath Dilation: A Problem With A Specific Solution

Sheath Dilation: A Problem With A Specific Solution

The ability to use our hands is central to how we interact with the world around us. We use them not only to pick up and interact with the objects in the world around us, but to express ourselves, protect ourselves, and to eat. They are our gateway […]

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Zone II: A Closer Look

Zone II: A Closer Look

In the orthopedics industry, flexor tendon injuries are common enough. Because of this, we’re fairly well versed in the multitude of techniques to treat these injuries. Still, with all of the progress in this field, Zone II injuries are a difficult issue for most hand surgeons. The […]

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On The Topic of Flexor Tendon Problems

On The Topic of Flexor Tendon Problems

Every system has its weak point and, in the human hand, that weak point is your flexor tendons. Responsible for the extension and contraction of your fingers, these tendons are the central point for all of the important movements your fingers make. Think of them as a series […]

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Flexor Sheath: Purposes, Repairs, and the Importance of Finger Mobility

Flexor Sheath: Purposes, Repairs, and the Importance of Finger Mobility

One of the most common side-effects of flexor tendon laceration or injury left unchecked is sheath retraction. This is a phenomenon wherein the flexor sheath pulls back and becomes inoperable, rendering your tendon more difficult to repair. But what is the flexor sheath? What purpose does it […]

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Flexor Tendon Injuries: The Consequences

Flexor Tendon Injuries: The Consequences

Flexor tendon injuries are damaging for one very important reason. These flexible cords attach to our muscles and bones in configurations that allowing for all varieties of bending. Without them, this flexibility goes right out the window. Flexing your wrist upwards to wave hello? Good luck with […]

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On Flexor Tendon Injuries: Part 2

On Flexor Tendon Injuries: Part 2

Flexor tendon injuries refer to deep cuts in the muscles that bend your fingers (the titular flexor tendons). Complications from these can range from severe pain and tenderness to a reduced ability to bend or use your fingers. They’re also extremely common, taking place anywhere from the […]

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Flexor Tendon Injuries and Associated Complications

Flexor Tendon Injuries and Associated Complications

Sharp cutting objects and irregular saw-like edges can cause flexor tendon injuries.  A common mechanism of these injuries is kitchen accidents, where a knife edge slips into our hand or fingers. Construction and industrial workers face even more serious injuries while using mechanical saws and resulting in […]

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