Picture 1: Flexor tendon tunnel in the finger and complex intertwining of the superficial and deep flexor tendons in the hand
Picture 2: Malet Deformity - inability to straighten the distal most part of the finger due to extensor tendon injury
Picture 3: Hyperextension splints commonly used to treat Malet deformity
Picture 4: Flexor tendon Injury - inability to bend finger fully and make a proper fist
Picture 5: Fracture commonly associated with a deep flexor tendon avulsion injury also known as "Jersey finger"
Picture 6: Retraction of flexor tendon after complete avulsion or laceration
Picture 7: Palmaris Longus tendon in the forearm is often used as a donor tendon for grafting (no functional impairment is caused by its removal)
Picture 8: Silicon rod (yellow structure) inserted to recreate flexor tendon tunnel (sheath)
Picture 9: Exchange of the silicone rod with tendon graft
I am grateful to all patients who have kindly agreed for their pictures to be used here.