Suture purchase length: a biomechanical study of flexor tendon repair in newborn lambs.

Abstract

PURPOSE We aimed to determine the effect of core suture purchase on repair strength of flexor tendon lacerations in newborn lambs as a model for pediatric tendon repairs. The dimensions of flexor tendons in these lambs are similar to those of children younger than 2 years. METHODS Thirty-six flexor tendons were harvested from newborn lambs. The tendons… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.013

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