Influence of core suture material and peripheral repair technique on the strength of Kessler flexor tendon repair.

@article{Mishra2003InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of core suture material and peripheral repair technique on the strength of Kessler flexor tendon repair.},
  author={Vinay Mishra and Jan Herman Kuiper and Cormac P Kelly},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={357-62}
}
The purpose of our study was to determine the most favourable combination of core suture material and peripheral repair technique for Kessler tendon repair. Thirty freshly thawed pig flexor tendons were repaired by a Kessler technique, either with braided polyester or monofilament nylon suture. A peripheral augmentation was done using one of the three techniques-running, cross-stitch and Halsted. All repairs were tested by cyclic loading, followed by load-to-failure. During cyclic loading six… CONTINUE READING