Repair of the flexor pollicis longus.

Journal Article

There are more repair techniques available for an injured flexor pollicis longus than for the other digital flexors. The procedure of choice is immediate primary or early delayed repair (less than three weeks after injury) by direct end-to-end suture. Good thumb function can also be obtained with the use of late delayed repair by tendon advancement with or without lengthening, free tendon grafting, and tendon transfer.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • February 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 76

PubMed ID

  • 3912396

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0712

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States