What is a flexor mass tendon tear?
The flexor mass is a group of muscles and tendons located in the forearm near the elbow. This muscle mass controls the tendons that flex the wrist, hand and finger. Tears of the flexor mass can occur with overuse, and are associated with the throwing motion. This is a rare injury that is mostly seen in overhead athletes such baseball players. Flexor mass tears can stem from a specific event or can develop over time. Dr. Riley J. Williams, orthopedic elbow specialist, serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, New York City, NY and surrounding areas, has extensive experience in treating lateral epicondylitis, a flexor mass tendon tear and other elbow injuries.