Influence of core suture purchase length on strength of four-strand tendon repairs.

@article{Cao2006InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of core suture purchase length on strength of four-strand tendon repairs.},
  author={Y. W. Cao and Bei Bei Zhu and Ren Guo Xie and J. B. Tang},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={107-12}
}
PURPOSE Recently the length of core suture purchase has been identified as a variable affecting the strength of tendon repairs. The influence of the length of the core suture purchase on the strength of multistrand locking and grasping suture repairs, however, has not been studied extensively in transversely lacerated tendons. We assessed the effects of the length of the core suture purchase on the strength of three 4-strand grasping or locking repair techniques. METHODS Seventy-four fresh… CONTINUE READING