Flexor Tendon Education


What is the accurate diagnosis of a flexor tendon tear? Flexor tendons (and pulley tendons) are best imaged with diagnostic ultrasound. If we cannot correctly see the injured structures to provide a diagnosis, then we turn to MRI or CT. Here is a lovely picture of a finger with a flexor tendon rupture (complete tear).

Really wanting to learn more? Check out Schoffl's article here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3377907/#!po=31.2500)


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