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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 608-615

Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries: Venturing into the no man's land

Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

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Prakash P Kotwal
Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.104183

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Flexor tendon injuries are seen commonly yet the management protocols are still widely debated. The advances in suture techniques, better understanding of the tendon morphology and its biomechanics have resulted in better outcomes. There has been a trend toward the active mobilization protocols with development of multistrand core suture techniques. Zone 2 injuries remain an enigma for the hand surgeons even today but the outcome results have definitely improved. Biomolecular modulation of tendon repair and tissue engineering are now the upcoming fields for future research. This review article focuses on the current concepts in the management of flexor tendon injuries in zone 2.

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