The provider performs open surgery to repair a torn or ruptured flexor tendon of the foot to restore the joints to normal motion. Surgery could involve the flexor hallucis longus, which bends down the big toe, or the flexor digitorum longus or its branches that bend down the second, third, fourth, and fifth toes. The provider does not obtain or place a tendon graft during this procedure. The procedure can take place within 24 hours of the injury or at a later time.
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