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Flexor Tendon Injury Management

Online Course: Flexor Tendon Injury Management

Apply evidence-based post-surgical treatment of flexor tendon injuries

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Kate Thorn

Kate is committed to providing and teaching high-quality evidence-based hand therapy

1-1.5 hours

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The flexor tendons of the hand are essential for complex hand function. Injuries to these tendons may be caused by open cuts, crush injuries, degloving injuries and also by sudden forced extension of the fingers or thumb resulting in an injury where the tendon is pulled away from the bone. Flexor tendon injuries are relatively common and the incidence is higher in males and in people aged 20 - 29 years. These injuries are often managed with surgery and rehabilitation interventions after surgical repair are key to successful outcomes. Physiotherapists require a good understanding of the anatomy of the hand and also the evidence base supporting appropriate rehabilitation following surgery in order to provide optimum management for patients with flexor tendon injuries.


The aim of this course is to review the latest evidence based rehabilitation interventions that physiotherapists can utilise with patients following surgical flexor tendon repairs.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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