Work of flexion related to different suture materials after flexor digitorum profundus and flexor digitorum superficialis tendon repair in zone II: a biomechanical study.

@article{Hwang2009WorkOF,
  title={Work of flexion related to different suture materials after flexor digitorum profundus and flexor digitorum superficialis tendon repair in zone II: a biomechanical study.},
  author={Michael D Hwang and Sarah K. Pettrone and Thomas E. Trumble},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={700-4}
}
PURPOSE Repair of both flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) and flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendons is commonly performed in zone II flexor tendon injuries; however, the bulk of the repair may impair tendon gliding. We evaluated whether repairing 1 slip of FDS tendon and resecting the other would significantly decrease work of flexion and whether suture material affected this interaction in an in vitro study. METHODS The index, middle, and ring fingers from 10 fresh-frozen human… CONTINUE READING