Response of the tendon during limb lengthening.

  title={Response of the tendon during limb lengthening.},
  author={George Sz{\"o}ke and Soo-Hong Lee and A. Hamish R. W. Simpson and Jonathan Prescott},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={87 4},
Little is known about the increase in length of tendons in postnatal life or of their response to limb lengthening procedures. A study was carried out in ten young and nine adult rabbits in which the tibia was lengthened by 20% at two rates 0.8 mm/day and 1.6 mm/day. The tendon of the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) muscle showed a significant increase in length in response to lengthening of the tibia. The young rabbits exhibited a significantly higher increase in length in the FDL tendon… CONTINUE READING

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