The effect of the number of cross-stitches on the biomechanical properties of the modified becker extensor tendon repair.

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PURPOSE The optimum number of cross-stitches in modified Becker repair for extensor tendon injury is not known. The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of 1, 2, and 3 cross-stitches in modified Becker extensor repairs. METHODS We used 8 fresh-frozen cadaveric hands (24 fingers). We exposed extensor tendons of the index… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.10.004

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@article{Chung2012TheEO, title={The effect of the number of cross-stitches on the biomechanical properties of the modified becker extensor tendon repair.}, author={Kyung-Chil Chung and Bong Jae Jun and Michelle H. McGarry and Thay Q. Lee}, journal={The Journal of hand surgery}, year={2012}, volume={37 2}, pages={231-6} }