Skin lacerations that can result in tendon disruptions are generally those that are over areas of prominent tendons. The tendo Achillis is one such tendon as well as the tibialis anterior and the extensor hallucis longus. The flexor tendons are somewhat protected in the foot until the area around the metatarsophalangeal joint where they become more superficial and, therefore, more vulnerable to a laceration.
Watch as Dr. Abraham Wagner surgically re-attaches this patients tendon.
The indications for repair of the tendon are generally quite obvious and the techniques are quite simple. Where most of us stray into difficulty is when we fail to be observant enough with what seems like a minor laceration. It is imperative that muscle testing is performed after all lacerations.
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