Digital flexor sheath: repair and reconstruction of the annular pulleys and membranous sheath.


Journal Article (Review)

Rupture or transection of the digital pulley may necessitate repair or reconstruction to treat symptomatic flexor tendon bowstringing. When reconstruction is necessary, intrasynovial tendon grafts may provide superior gliding characteristics when compared with traditional extrasynovial tendon grafts. Lacerations of the membranous portion of the digital sheath and of noncritical annular pulleys usually do not require operative repair.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seiler, JG; Leversedge, FJ

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 10901645

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10901645

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-1052


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States