Flexor tendons repair: Effect of core sutures caliber with increased number of suture strands and peripheral sutures. A sheep model

Uslu M., Isik C., Ozsahin M., Ozkan A. , Yasar M., Orhan Z., ...Daha Fazla

ORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY-SURGERY & RESEARCH, cilt.100, ss.611-616, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 100 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.otsr.2014.05.009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.611-616


Background: Surgeons have aimed to achieve strong repair so as to begin early active rehabilitation programs for flexor tendon injury. Multi-strand suture techniques were developed to gain improved gap resistance and ultimate force compared with the respective two-strand techniques. In vivo studies indicate that multiple strands may cause ischemia during the intrinsic healing process by decreasing the total cross-sectional area of the injured site, unless the total cross-sectional area of the sutures is not decreased.