FlexPasser™ Tendon Retrieval Kit
Retrieve retracted tendon end with minimal incisions
Reduce the risk of damage to tendon end compared to standard technique*
Potential to avoid repeat suturing of the tendon end
Surgery to repair lacerated or severed flexor tendons in the hand can lead to additional trauma to the tendon end or tendon sheath which may cause adhesion post-operatively. This trauma and possible adhesion can reduce the range of movement and impair the outcome of the surgery (1,2,3).
The FlexPasser Tendon Retrieval Kit provides a system of single use instrumentation for the retrieval of the retracted proximal tendon stump(s) during the repair of lacerated digital flexor tendon(s) in the hand.
1. Ahed, K., M. Moujtahid and M. Nechad (2014). "Retrieval of the retracted flexor tendons for long fingers: New tip." Chirurgie de la Main 33(4): 247-250.
2. Dy, C. J., A. Hernandez-Soria, Y. Ma, T. R. Roberts and A. Daluiski (2012). "Complications After Flexor Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." The Journal of Hand Surgery 37(3): 543-551.e541.
3. Ozturk, M. B., S. O. Basat, T. Kayadibi, M. Karahangil and I. M. Akan (2013). "Atraumatic Flexor tendon retrieval- a simple method." Ann Surg Innov Res 7(1): 11.
Warnings and Precautions:
Refer to the Instructions for Use LAB 281 which contains detailed information and essential warning and precautions.
* based on cadaver trials