Digital Flexor Sheath: Repair and Reconstruction of the Annular Pulleys and Membranous Sheath


ABSTRACT: Rupture or transection of the digital pulley may necessitate repair or  reconstruction to treat symptomatic flexor tendon bowstringing. When reconstruction is  necessary, intrasynovial tendon grafts may provide superior gliding characteristics when  compared with traditional extrasynovial tendon grafts. Lacerations of the membranous portion  of the digital sheath and of noncritical annular pulleys usually do not require
operative repair.

SKU: JSOA-2000-9-2-SP1 Category:

John G. Seiler III, MD; Fraser J. Leversedge, MD