The role of the digital synovial sheath in tendon grafting. An experimental and clinical study on autologous tendon grafting in the digit.

@article{Eiken1975TheRO,
  title={The role of the digital synovial sheath in tendon grafting. An experimental and clinical study on autologous tendon grafting in the digit.},
  author={Ola Eiken and G{\"o}ran Lundborg and Fritz Rank},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1975},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={182-9}
}
The mechanism of healing of a free tendon graft and also the role played by the synovial sheath is still obscure and debated. In the present study an effort is made to further elucidate these problems. In rabbits and dogs an experimental model was developed where a free tendon graft would be nourished by synovial fluid only. Macroscopically the grafts… CONTINUE READING