Despite current advances in flexor tendon repair, complications can still occur following surgery. This article presents the spectrum of treatment options for secondary flexor tendon reconstruction ranging from tenolysis to one- and two-stage tendon grafting, and tendon transfers. In addition, an over-view of pulley reconstruction and the treatment of isolated flexor digitorum profundus injuries are discussed. A management algorithm for secondary flexor tendon reconstruction is provided.
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Understand the indications and management options for secondary flexor ten-don reconstruction, including tenolysis, tendon grafting, and tendon transfers.
- Understand the reconstructive options for pulley reconstruction.
- Understand the options for management of isolated flexor digitorum profundus injuries.
Jeffrey G. Trost, M.D.; Alejandro Gimenez, M.D.; Kimberly Goldie Staines,
M.S.(O.T.); David T. Netscher, M.D.
Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors: Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD
Section Editors: Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media:Journal Article, video
Release Date: 01/01/2022
Expiration Date: 01/01/2025
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
*Course access ends on course expiration date
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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Disclosures
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