Surgical repair of muscle laceration: biomechanical properties at 6 years follow-up.

Abstract

Muscle injuries are challenging problems for surgeons. Muscle trauma is commonly treated conservatively with excellent outcome results while surgical repair is advocated for larger tears/lacerations, where the optimal goal is restore of function. Repair of muscle belly lacerations is technically demanding because the sutures pull out and the likelihood of clinical failure is high. Different suture techniques have been described but still the best suture is debated. We show a case of a pure vastus medialis muscle laceration surgically repaired at 6 years of follow-up.

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@article{Oliva2013SurgicalRO, title={Surgical repair of muscle laceration: biomechanical properties at 6 years follow-up.}, author={Francesco Oliva and Alessio Giai Via and Olga Kiritsi and Calogero Foti and Nicola Maffulli}, journal={Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal}, year={2013}, volume={3 4}, pages={313-7} }