Flexor Tendon Injuries in San Diego, CA
Tendons are cordlike fibers that connect muscle to bone. The flexor tendons attach muscles in the forearm to bones on the palm side of the fingers. These tendons allow you to bend your fingers. If a flexor tendon is cut all the way through (lacerated), the finger can no longer bend on its own.
If nearby nerves are also injured, the finger may be numb. A flexor tendon injury is often caused by a deep cut on the palm side of the wrist, hand, or fingers.
AAOS Fact Page: Flexor Tendon Injuries