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Flexor Tendon Injuries

Injuries to the flexor tendons of the fingers represent some of the more challenging injuries in hand surgery. The flexor tendons run in very intricate tunnels in the fingers that are very prone to severe scarring. The scarring which occurs after repair of the tendons frequently limits the motion in the fingers once healing has occurred. Hand therapy in a carefully supervised program improves results. Secondary surgery months after the injury can improve the result in some situations where the tendon is healed but excess scar tissue prevents full motion.

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