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Flexor Tenolysis Using a Free Suture

Bain, Gregory I. MBBS; Allen, Benjamin D. MBBS; Berger, Anthony C. MBBS

Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: June 2003 - Volume 7 - Issue 2 - p 61-62
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The authors present a simple technique to release flexor tendon adhesions. It utilizes a suture which “snares” the adhesion and divides them like a Gigli saw. This minimizes collateral damage.

Modbury Public Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

University of Melbourne

Victoria, Australia

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. G. I. Bain, 196 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006; e-mail: greg@gregbain.com.au

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.