What prevents Bowstringing of the tendons?

The pulley system anchors the tendons, improves power, and prevents bowstringing.

How do you know if your finger is Bowstringing?

The most important aspect of the clinical evaluation is to determine if there is any bowstringing of the tendons as a result of the pulley injury….Signs and Symptoms

  1. Pain on the palm side of finger and tenderness with pressure.
  2. Swelling of the finger.
  3. Difficulty forming a fist.
  4. Hearing a “pop” at the time of the injury2.

What does a torn flexor tendon feel like?

The most common signs of a flexor tendon injury include: a cut or open injury on the palm side of your hand, often where the skin folds as the finger bends; inability to bend one or more joints of the finger; pain when the finger is bent; tenderness along the finger on the palm side of the hand; and numbness in the …

How long does it take to recover from flexor tendon surgery?

Flexor tendon surgery is one of the most difficult injuries to recover from. It takes 12-14 weeks for the tendons to regain most of their strength. Do not return to full activity or heavy lifting for three months after surgery.

What does an A2 pulley injury feel like?

Most commonly occurs over the A2 pulley (ring finger most common) Tenderness to touch along pulley. Swelling, redness and inflammation at the base of the finger. Stiffness and/or pain with bending the fingers.

How do I know if I tore a tendon in my hand?

If your extensor tendons are damaged, you’ll be unable to straighten 1 or more fingers. If your flexor tendons are damaged, you’ll be unable to bend 1 or more fingers. Tendon damage can also cause pain and swelling (inflammation) in your hand.

What happens after trigger finger surgery?

After trigger finger surgery, patients may feel numb for several hours. The anesthetic wears off slowly, providing postoperative analgesia. Typically the surgeon applies a small bandage. The patient will need to keep the hand clean and dry for several days,…

What are the symptoms of a torn tendon in the finger?

If the ligament on the bottom of the joint (called the volar plate) is torn, the patient may have pain and looseness on the underside of the finger. If a tendon is torn away from its attachment, the patient may be unable to completely bend, straighten, or grip with the finger (or thumb).

What is an extensor tendon injury?

An extensor tendon injury occurs when the tendon is torn, cut or otherwise detached. The extensor tendons are attached to the back of your fingers and thumbs. They allow your fingers and thumbs to straighten and perform fine coordinated movements. Extensor tendon injuries can result from trauma, burns, or arthritis.