Flexor Tendon Injuries
Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries
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.