Zone i extensor reconstruction with tendon salvaged from another finger

Tolga Türker, Nicole Capdarest-Arest, Dennis T. Schmahl

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Laceration, crush, and avulsion injuries are common acute extensor tendon injuries. Simple lacerations may often be repaired in the emergency room, but crush or avulsion injuries may involve tendon loss and gaps in the extensor tendons. Reconstruction can be difficult. The purpose of this article is to present a salvage technique for reconstruction of large extensor tendon gaps in extensor zone I in patients with severe injuries to multiple fingers. This technique, in which a tendon is transplanted from an unsalvageable finger to another with a terminal tendon gap in the same patient, may be a reasonable remedy for reconstruction of tendon loss or gaps and may offer advantages over other traditional reconstructive techniques in certain cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-980
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Extensor tendon
  • reconstruction
  • technique
  • terminal tendon
  • transplantation
  • zone I

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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