Preoperative ultrasonograghic assessment of lacerated flexor tendons in hand
Mohammed M Wais, Alaa Farhan, Abdulameer Raheem Hussain, Dhiaa Jabir Aljuburi, Ako Faiq Kareem
Background: Flexor tendons injury of the hand is common injury that could be open or close in nature.Injury to the flexor tendons can result in severe functional impairement of hand.Ultrasonograghy examination seen to be inexpensive imaging tool that can be help in the diagnosis of injury and localization of the proximal stump of the injured flexor tendons. Methods: Ten patients with 14 tendons injuries at the different zone were preoperatively evaluates using real time ultrasound scan between January 2018 to January 2019.Time between injury and ultrasound examination was more than 24hrs.The ultrasound scan findings were compare to the intraoperative finding during surgical exploration of flexor tendons. Results: Ultrasound accuracy in identified the flexor tendons injuries was seen in 12 tendons out of 14 tendons with 85.7% success rate with 75% success rate in localization of the proximal stump of injured flexor tendons. Conclusion: Ultrasound examination of the lacerated flexor tendons showed to be reliable and safe method in the diagnosis of the flexor tendons injuries and in localization of lacerated ends.
Mohammed M Wais, Alaa Farhan, Abdulameer Raheem Hussain, Dhiaa Jabir Aljuburi, Ako Faiq Kareem. Preoperative ultrasonograghic assessment of lacerated flexor tendons in hand. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 20-25