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Surgical Anatomy
November 2001

November 2001

Arch Surg. 2001;136(11):1306. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.11.1306

The zones of the hand used to describe flexor tendon lacerations are: Zone I: mid finger pad to distal half of middle phalanx; Zone II: proximal half of middle phalanx to MCP joint, inclusive of the MCP; Zone III: distal palmar crease to the mid palm; Zone IV: mid palm to wrist crease, carpus included; Zone V: wrist crease and proximal.1