Flexor tendon reconstruction-2nd stage. surgical technique
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There are a number of clinical scenarios where primary tendon repair is not a feasible option and some form of graft reconstruction is required. This may be performed as a single or a two stage procedure.
Here we demonstrate the second stage of a two stage flexor tendon reconstruction. The first stage is available as a separate section in Orthoracle and is intended to be read before this section as some key concepts are covered there.
In summary the second stage involves replacing the passive silicone tendon implants with tendon autograft.
Author: Tahseen Chaudhry, Consultant hand and peripheral nerve Surgeon
Institution: Peripheral Nerve Unit, Birmingham hand centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham