Flexor tendon injuries of the hand treated with TenoFixTM: mid-term results
© Springer-Verlag 2008
Received: 6 October 2007
Accepted: 19 May 2008
Published: 17 July 2008
Recently, the Teno FixTM device has been detailed in the literature. Conventional stranded cruciate repair requires splinting to protect the sutures from excessive loading, and then, active motion is strongly limited leading to a possible incomplete functional recovery.
Materials and methods
The authors report on their experience in treating 21 patients presenting primary flexor tendon injuries within the digital sheath in zone 2, in all fingers (including the thumb), at an average follow-up of 16 (range: 6-16) months.
There were, according to Strickland and Glogovac criteria: 12 excellent; 6 good; 3 fair.
This new device is practical clinically and can effect strong tendon repairs that withstand early active finger motion, but the best indication is to treat only selected cases of sharp flexor tendon lesions in zone 2. Using this technique it is possible to achieve a quick functional recovery and early return to work.