Tendon Surgery of the Hand - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437722307, 9780323249096

Tendon Surgery of the Hand

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Jin Bo Tang Peter Amadio Jean Claude Guimberteau James Chang
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437722307
eBook ISBN: 9780323249096
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 7th June 2012
Page Count: 480


Get the best results from the latest procedures with Tendon Surgery of the Hand, the only reference that offers comprehensive coverage of this complex and challenging area. World-renowned experts guide you through all of the newest techniques and technologies, equipping you to restore optimal function in your patients. It's your one-stop source for mastering today's best approaches to treating tendon injuries and disorders of the hand.

Key Features

  • Successfully implement hot new repair techniques involving new suture materials, tendon sheath and pulley treatments, vascularized tendon grafts, and recent postoperative rehabilitation methods.
  • Improve your primary flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation treatment planning based on surgical and post-surgical care principles that clearly describe successful global methods and protocols.
  • Benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of an international group of surgeons, investigators, and therapists who offer unique and insightful techniques and advice.
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Table of Contents



 1 Anatomy of the Tendon Systems in the Hand

 2 Tendon Nutrition and Healing

 3 Tendon Friction, Lubrication, and Biomechanics of Motion

 4 Biomechanics of Core and Peripheral Tendon Repairs

 5 Biology and Biomechanics of the Tendon-Bone Insertion

 6 Gene Therapy for Tendon Healing

 7 Tendon Tissue Engineering and Bioactive Suture Repair


 8 Indications for Primary Flexor Tendon Repair

 9 Treatment of the Flexor Tendon Sheath and Pulleys

10 Venting of the Major Pulleys

11 The Omega "Ω" Flexor Pulley Plasty

12 Tendon Sheath and Pulley Enlargement

13 Clinical Primary Flexor Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation

A The Bern Experience

B The Chelmsford Experience

C The Mayo Clinic Experience

D The Nantong Experience

E The Singapore Experience

F The Stanford Experience

G The Australian Experience

H The Wellington Experience

14 Partial Tendon Lacerations

15 Flexor Tendon Injuries in Children

16 Primary Repair of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon

17 Treatment of Flexor Tendon Injuries at or Proximal to the Wrist

A Zone 5 Flexor Tendon Repairs

B Methods and Outcomes of Zone 5 Flexor Tendon Repairs

18 Flexor Tendon Repairs With Novel Sutures and Devices

A Mantero’s Technique for Tendon Repair

B Teno Fix for Tendon Repair

19 Treatment of Rupture of Primary Flexor Tendon Repairs

20 Closed Avulsion or Rupture of Flexor Tendons

A Traumatic Avulsion of Flexor Tendons

B Tendon Rupture After Fractures or Carpal Disorders

C Rupture of the Pulleys


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About the Author

Jin Bo Tang

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair

Peter Amadio

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Orthopaedics, Consultant in Hand Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Jean Claude Guimberteau

Affiliations and Expertise

Plastic Surgeon, Hand Surgery

James Chang

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA