TECHNIQUEOptimization of Flexor Tenolysis Using a SutureDubert, Thierry MD1; Favalli, Paulo MD2Author Information 1Clinique La Francilienne, Pontault Combault, France, 2Clinique La Francilienne, Pontault Combault, France Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Thierry Dubert, Clinique La Francilienne, 16, Av. De l'Hôtel de Ville, 77340, Pontault-Combault, France (e-mail: [email protected]). Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: December 2005 - Volume 9 - Issue 4 - p 211-214 doi: 10.1097/01.bth.0000193802.66899.49 Buy Metrics Abstract In zone 2, complete release of all the peritendinous adhesions is almost impossible because of the complexity of the two tendons' three-dimensional arrangement under the pulleys. Resection of one slip of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) changes this complex arrangement into a two parallel tendons pattern, which makes it much easier, particularly when using the suture technique. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.