Tendon augmentation grafts: a systematic review.

@article{Longo2010TendonAG,
  title={Tendon augmentation grafts: a systematic review.},
  author={Umile Giuseppe Longo and Alfredo Lamberti and Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={94},
  pages={165-88}
}
INTRODUCTION Several biomaterials are available to bridge large tendon defects or reinforce tenuous tendon repairs. METHODS We performed a comprehensive search of PubMed, Medline, Cochrane, CINAHL, and Embase databases using various combinations of the commercial names of each scaffold and the keywords 'tendon', 'rotator cuff', 'supraspinatus tendon', 'Achilles tendon', 'scaffold', 'biomaterials', 'extracellular matrix', 'substitute', and 'devices' over the years 1966-2009. All articles… CONTINUE READING

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