Repair strength of tendons of varying gliding curvature: a study in a curvilinear model.

@article{Tang2003RepairSO,
  title={Repair strength of tendons of varying gliding curvature: a study in a curvilinear model.},
  author={J. B. Tang and Yan Xu and Bin Wang},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={243-9}
}
PURPOSE This study was done to investigate changes in the strength of the repaired tendons by different curvatures of tendon motion arcs. METHOD Forty-two fresh-frozen digital flexor tendons were divided into 4 groups and were repaired by the modified Kessler method with a running peripheral suture. The tendons were pulled over pulleys with tension at a fixed angle of 90 degrees, but radii of gliding curvature of the pulleys were set at 2.0, 1.5, and 1.0 cm in 3 groups, respectively. The… CONTINUE READING