Flexor Tendon Repair with a Barbed Suture

Flexor tendon lacerations are devastating injuries that hand surgeons all-too-commonly encounter. These injuries require surgical repair to restore the patient’s function. Despite a plethora of research, the basis of primary flexor tendon repair has changed little since the 1970s.

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Eyelid Reconstruction from Cancer


Lower eyelid defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery can be challenging to repair. These repairs are fraught with potential complication due to the lower eyelid’s complex anatomy and defect variability. A single “cookie-cutter” treatment regimen does not exist because patients and defects vary. Surgical closure techniques include primary closure, eyelid advancement, rotational fl aps, full thickness skin grafts, and/or allografts. We present a discussion of lower eyelid reconstruction including relevant anatomy, physical signs, and treatment options with examples.

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