Cyclic loading of Achilles tendon repairs: a comparison of polyester and polyblend suture.

@article{Benthien2006CyclicLO,
  title={Cyclic loading of Achilles tendon repairs: a comparison of polyester and polyblend suture.},
  author={Ross A Benthien and Michael S Aronow and Vilmaris Doran-Diaz and Raymond J Sullivan and Ryan Naujoks and Douglas J. Adams},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={512-8}
}
BACKGROUND Early functional rehabilitation is widely used after open suture repair of the Achilles tendon. To our knowledge, no previous studies have assessed gap formation from cyclic loading and subsequent failure loads of simulated Achilles tendon repairs. A synthetic (polyblend) suture has been introduced for tendon repairs with reportedly greater strength than polyester suture. This stronger, stiffer suture material may provide stronger repairs with less elongation of the tendon repair… CONTINUE READING
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