Peritendinous healing after early movement of repaired flexor tendon: anatomical study.

In 64 chickens the deep flexor tendon of the third toe was divided and resutured, preserving the sheath and flexor sublimis tendon. The leg was placed in a cast for 35 days postoperatively; in some birds minimal flexion of the toes was induced by electrical stimulation of the deep flexor muscle in the last 17 days of cast immobilization. At day 35 the cast… CONTINUE READING