The plantaris tendon as a tendo-osseous graft. Part I. An anatomical study.

@article{Schlicht1992ThePT,
  title={The plantaris tendon as a tendo-osseous graft. Part I. An anatomical study.},
  author={Stephen M. Schlicht and Wayne A. Morrison},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={467-70}
}
Comparative studies have shown that bone-bone union develops faster than a junction between grafted tendon and bone, and would thus allow earlier post-operative movement, limiting adhesion formation. In this context the nature of the insertion of the plantaris tendon into the calcaneus is reviewed as a possible source of composite bone-tendon grafts. It is proposed that the composite plantaris tendon with its bony block attachment is inserted through a hole in the distal phalanx of the finger… CONTINUE READING