An ex vivo biomechanical study comparing strength characteristics of a new technique with the three-loop pulley for equine tenorrhaphy.

@article{Smith2011AnEV,
  title={An ex vivo biomechanical study comparing strength characteristics of a new technique with the three-loop pulley for equine tenorrhaphy.},
  author={Rachael L Smith and David V. J. Murphy and Robert Edward Day and G D Lester},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          768-73
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To test single cycle to failure tensile strength characteristics of 6 suture material-pattern combinations in equine superficial digital flexor (SDF) tenorrhaphy, specifically to compare a 10-strand modification of the Savage core suture technique with the 3-loop pulley technique. STUDY DESIGN Ex vivo mechanical experiment comparing 3 different suture patterns with 2 different materials. SAMPLE POPULATION Forelimb and hindlimb SDF tendons (n=48) harvested from adult Thoroughbred… CONTINUE READING
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