Flexor tendons run from the elbow to the hand and then through protective layers called tendon sheaths to the tips of the fingers. These tendons flex and bend the fingers. When the tendons are cut or injured, the finger will not bend fully or stop bending altogether. Injuries that may seem minor on the outside of the hand are often are more serious than expected because of the complexity of the bone and muscle structure. Keck Medicine of USC orthopaedic surgeons are experienced in treating simple and complex flexor tendon injuries.
What are the signs and symptoms of a flexor tendon injury?
- Finger won’t bend after injury or deep cut