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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000090

Evidence-Based Medicine: Flexor Tendon Repair

Neumeister, Michael W. M.D.; Amalfi, Ashley M.D.; Neumeister, Evyn B.A.

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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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