A2 pulley integrity and the strength of flexor tendon repair: a biomechanical study in a chicken model.


PURPOSE This study assesses the influence of A2 pulley integrity on the strength of the repair. METHOD Part 1- The flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendons of 72 Cobb chicken feet were severed and repaired in the region of the A2 pulley using a modified Kessler core suture and an epitendinous suture. The A2 pulley was either left intact, divided for 50… (More)
DOI: 10.1142/S021881041550001X


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