Flexor digitorum longus tendoscopy.

  • Tun Hing Lui
  • Published 2012 in The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Abstract

The flexor digitorum longus tendon is susceptible to injury along its entire course, and lacerations, ruptures, longitudinal tears, and stenosing tenosynovitis have all been reported. Moreover, this tendon is commonly used for reconstruction of dysfunctional posterior tibial and Achilles tendons. Traditionally, surgery involving the flexor digitorum longus tendon was performed via open incision. We describe a technique of flexor digitorum longus tendoscopy that may encourage the future development of a minimally invasive approach to flexor digitorum longus tendon procedures.

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