Extensor tendon repair in Zone 5 of the hand Surgical Technique
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The dorsum of the hand is easily exposed to a variety of trauma. The extensor tendon is, therefore, vulnerable and is commonly damaged. The metacarpo-phalangeal joint lies just under the extensor tendon and may also be exposed to penetrating wounds in this area. This is a step-by-step guide of managing these common injuries.
Author: Manish Gupta, Consultant Hand Surgeon.
Institution: University Hospital Birmingham, UK.