Biomechanics of the membranous flexor tendon sheath: the role of Grayson's ligaments.

@article{Mester2006BiomechanicsOT,
  title={Biomechanics of the membranous flexor tendon sheath: the role of Grayson's ligaments.},
  author={S{\'a}ndor Mester and Bela Z. Schmidt and Gyorgy Szab{\'o} and Fanni T{\'o}th and J{\'o}zsef Ny{\'a}r{\'a}dy},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={
          497-506
        }
}
BACKGROUND The biomechanical integrity of the tendon sheath of the fingers has a significant effect on the success of flexor tendon surgery. As nonweightbearing elements, the membranous parts of the sheath have received little attention, and their contribution to sheath movement is still obscure. The authors presumed that Grayson's ligaments, which have been described as force-transmitting elements, might play a role in the biomechanics of the membranous flexor tendon sheath. METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING