Flexor Tendon Injuries

Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

The flexor tendons attach to your fingers and thumb on the palm side of your hand, and help to control your fingers. They can be injured by crushing, stretching, or (most commonly) deep cuts to the fingers, palm, or forearm, which can prevent you from being able to bend your fingers.

Tendons cannot heal if the ends are unable to touch, and will often require surgery as a result. The procedure will reattach the two ends of the tendon, and will usually be scheduled as soon as possible. If the tear is incomplete or the injury is caused by stretching or crushing instead, conservative treatment may be recommended instead.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for flexor tendon injuries and a wide variety of other hand and wrist conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/flexor-tendon-injuries: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about flexor tendon injuries or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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