1983 年 31 巻 4 号 p. 741-746
During last four years, the injuried flexor profundus tendons of 24 fingers were treated in our clinic with in various methods. This paper reports the clinical results of these fingers.
Twelve of them were severed and remainings were ruptured.
The five fingers which were treated with static methods such as arthodesis and tenodesis have obtained good results, and the nineteen fingers reconstructed with tenoplasties, fourteen have had satisfactory results, three unsatisfactory results, and the motions of the two fingers have not changed remardably, according to Stark's classication.
In our experience, advancement of the profundus tendon should be selected as first choice when the length of distal tendon stump is within 1.0cm.
Free tendon graft through intact sublimis tendon applied for selected patients were restored usefull range of motion of the fingers.