Zone II flexor digitorum profundus tendons were isolated and transected as just described.
2] = carbon dioxide, FDP = flexor digitorum profundus, PBS = phosphate-buffered saline.
The flexor digitorum profundus
attaches to the volar aspect of the phalanx and the extensor tendon onto the dorsal base of the 2 mm proximal to the germinal matrix.
The origins of the extensor indicis, extensor pollicis longus, extensor pollicis brevis, abductor pollicis longus, flexor pollicis longus, and flexor digitorum profundus
were digitized from 11 cadavers.
Flexor digitorum profundus
(FDP) ruptures are treated with IP fusion or transfer and isolated FDS ruptures may be left untreated.