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No Man’s Land 

No Man's Land image from New Medical Terms

No Man’s Land in World War I

HAND SURGERY

A fanciful term for the fibrous sheath of the flexor tendons of the hand, specifically in the zone from the distal palmar crease to the proximal interphalangeal joint.

Any tendon injury to the distal forearm, wrist or hand can be a “No Man’s land” due to the:

(1) Suite Facilities and/or equipment are suboptimal

(2) Surgeon Inexperience, exhaustion 

(3) Site Tendon or tissue too damaged to salvage 

A No-Man’s Land is a belt of ground between the most advanced elements of opposing armies or an area controlled by neither combatant

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