The effect of suture caliber and number of core suture strands on zone II flexor tendon repair: a study in human cadavers.


PURPOSE To compare the tensile properties of a 3-0, 4-strand flexor tendon repair with a 4-0, 4-strand repair and a 4-0, 8-strand repair. METHODS Following evaluation of the intrinsic material properties of the 2 core suture calibers most commonly used in tendon repair (3-0 and 4-0), we tested the mechanical properties of 40 cadaver flexor digitorum… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.11.001