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Flexor Tendon Retrieval in Zone I and II: A New Modified Technique

Karbalaeikhani, Ali MD*; Yavari, Masoud MD

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3182388561

In this article we set out to describe a simple and modified Sourmelis technique for tendon retrieval in zone I and II. In this modified technique, a long loop of nylon suture is used and hence there is no need for the stage 4 of Sourmelis technique. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate this modification.

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*Hand and Microsurgery Department, Emam Reza Hospital, Army University of Medical Sciences

Hand and Microsurgery Department, 15 Khordad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Masoud Yavari, MD, Hand and Microsurgery Department, 15 Khordad Hospital, Aban St, Karimkhan St, Vali-asr Sq, Tehran, Iran 1598764514. E-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.