Flexor Tendon Rupture

The flexor tendons are smooth, flexible, thick tissue strands which bend the fingers.
Deep cuts on the under surface of the wrist, hand, or fingers can cut and injure the tendon and make it unable to bend one or more joints in a finger. When a tendon is cut, it acts like a rubber band, where the cut ends are pulled away from each other.
Flexor tendon tears may be partial or complete. If tendons are completely cut through, the finger joints cannot bend on their own at all.

Flexor Tendon Rupture


  • Recent cut to hand or fingers
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Loss of ability to bend the finger
  • Numbness (loss of sensation)


  • Physical examination
  • X-ray

Non-surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections

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