Kleinert and Verdan in 1983, first described the flexor (volar) zones of the hand, for simplifying the management of flexor tendon injuries3.
The majority of this 1983 publication still stands the test of time.
This journal club looks at the classification, nutrition and healing, post-operative rehabilitation of flexor tendon injuries.
To this day, the same classification exists. And it doesn't look like it will be replaced any time soon!
You can read more about flexor tendon zones.
Tendon nutrition and healing.
This group of people was smart. They were spot on with their understanding. Here are a few important points
- Flexors are supplied by the vincular system.
- Sheath is a "synovial fluid propulsion system"
- Intrinsic blood supply through the synovial fluid.
- It's not surprising when you see the faculty attendance
It's not surprising when you look at all the famous names
This is the section that prob hasn't stood the test of time. The publications suggest that early passive range of movement and that both flexor tendons should be repaired.
The former is no longer correct, the latter is still debated.
Evaluation of the Injury
This is great. And it's prob better than any app or website trying to do the same. It's just simple and to the point.
A great table for anyone starting out in plastic surgery