Nutrient pathways to extensor tendons within the extensor retinacular compartments. An experimental study in dogs.

@article{Manske1983NutrientPT,
  title={Nutrient pathways to extensor tendons within the extensor retinacular compartments. An experimental study in dogs.},
  author={Paul R Manske and Peggy Lesker},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1983},
  volume={181},
  pages={234-7}
}
Diffusion and vascular perfusion are the nutrient pathways to extensor tendons within the synovium-lined dorsal retinacular compartments. With tritiated proline used as a tracer, 58% of the nutrients to the extensor tendons were shown to be supplied by synovial diffusion. Vascular perfusion, either from the synovial mesotendon or from the proximal and… CONTINUE READING