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Evidence-based medicine: Flexor tendon repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24776553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: (1) Describe and apply the current evidence-based treatment of acute flexor tendon injuries. (2) Compare and contrast the current postoperative therapy regimens following repair of flexor tendons. (3) Apply an evidence-based decision-making process for suture techniques of flexor tendon injuries.
SUMMARY: Flexor tendon repair remains a challenge for hand surgeons to reliably obtain excellent results. Surgical decisions should rely on the surgeon's experience, outcome studies, and direct evidence. This review is a compilation of the evidence from the literature on optimizing outcomes for flexor tendon repair.
Michael W Neumeister; Ashley Amalfi; Evyn Neumeister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  133     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-29     Completed Date:  2014-06-26     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1222-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Education, Medical, Continuing
Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
Hand / surgery*
Suture Techniques
Tendon Injuries / surgery*
Tendons / surgery*

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