Effect of gap size on gliding resistance after flexor tendon repair.

  title={Effect of gap size on gliding resistance after flexor tendon repair.},
  author={Chunfeng Zhao and Peter C Amadio and Tatsuro Tanaka and Keiji Kutsumi and Tetsu Tsubone and Mark E. Zobitz and Kai-Nan An},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={86-A 11},
BACKGROUND Gap formation is a common complication after flexor tendon repair and is associated with adhesion formation, tendon rupture, and decreased strength. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of gap formation on tendon gliding resistance after flexor tendon repair in a human cadaver model. METHODS Twelve index, middle, and ring fingers from four adult human cadaveric hands were used. Gliding resistance versus excursion between the flexor digitorum profundus tendon and… CONTINUE READING
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