Biomechanical comparison of the simple running and cross-stitch epitenon sutures in achilles tendon repairs.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Augmenting the strength of Achilles tendon repairs may allow for earlier active rehabilitation with less risk of adhesion formation and re-ruptures, leading to quicker and stronger healing. Building upon previous research that has (1) demonstrated strength gains in Achilles repairs upon addition of simple running epitenon sutures, and (2) shown… (More)
DOI: 10.3113/FAI.2008.0513

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