Introduction: Homodigital flexor digitorum superficialis transposition (HFT) is proposed as a new technique for A2-C1 pulley reconstruction. Flexor digitorum superficialis is transposed on the proximal phalanx and inserted on the pulley rims, crossing over flexor digitorum profundus and acting as a pulley. Materials and methods: The kinematic feasibility was investigated in a cadaveric bowstring model (after A2 and C1 pulley removal) on 22 fingers (thumb excluded). Results: HFT was effective in restoring the correct flexion of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints, compared to bowstring model. No adverse events were registered. Conclusion: HFT is a feasible technique. Clinical application is encouraged.
- Cadaver study
- Flexor digitorum superficialis
- Flexor tendons
- Pulley reconstruction
- Pulley rupture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine