US Patent Number
A method for repairing a transected or torn flexor or extensor tendon of a finger that has retracted proximally within its protective sheath includes the steps of: (a) visually locating a distal end of the tendon within the sheath; (b) engaging the distal end of the tendon, (c) pulling the tendon distally through the sheath to a tendon mending position; and (d) repairing the tendon.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
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