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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May;133(5):1222-33. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000090.

Evidence-based medicine: Flexor tendon repair.

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Springfield, Ill. From the Institute of Plastic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After studying this article, the participant should be able to: (1) Describe and apply the current evidence-based treatment of acute flexor tendon injuries. (2) Compare and contrast the current postoperative therapy regimens following repair of flexor tendons. (3) Apply an evidence-based decision-making process for suture techniques of flexor tendon injuries.

SUMMARY:

Flexor tendon repair remains a challenge for hand surgeons to reliably obtain excellent results. Surgical decisions should rely on the surgeon's experience, outcome studies, and direct evidence. This review is a compilation of the evidence from the literature on optimizing outcomes for flexor tendon repair.

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PMID:
24776553
DOI:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000000090
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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