Biomechanical analysis of partial flexor tendon lacerations in zone II of human cadavers.

@article{Manning2010BiomechanicalAO,
  title={Biomechanical analysis of partial flexor tendon lacerations in zone II of human cadavers.},
  author={David Worland Karen Manning and Andre R Spiguel and Daniel P Mass},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={11-8}
}
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to examine nonrepaired 90% partial lacerations of human cadaver flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon after simulated active motion, and to assess the residual ultimate tensile strength. METHODS Partial, transverse zone II flexor tendon lacerations were made in the volar 90% of the tendon substance in 10 FDP tendons from 5 fresh-frozen human cadaver hands. The tendons were cycled in the curvilinear fashion described by Greenwald 500 times to a tension 25… CONTINUE READING