Optimal configuration of the spiral linking technique for tendon repair. Biomechanical evaluation
Kulikov, Yuri, Vinogradova, Y., Miles, A. W. and Giddins, G.. (2011) Optimal configuration of the spiral linking technique for tendon repair. Biomechanical evaluation. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), Volume 36 (Number 3). pp. 210-214. ISSN 1753-1934Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193410390759
A previous study described a new spiral linking technique for tendon repairs and demonstrated that it was strong enough to be used in clinical practice as an alternative to the Pulvertaft tendon weave repair. However the repairs were less stiff, needed slightly more tendon length for the same repair and were a little bulkier. In this study two variables have been changed with a view to improving the spiral technique. At first the number of spirals was reduced consecutively, keeping the same number of standard mattress sutures. Once the optimal number of spirals had been identified, repairs with different numbers of sutures were tested using an alternative cross-stitch technique. The spiral repair technique using two spirals linked with six sutures was at least as strong and stiff as a four-weave Pulvertaft technique and was also easier to do.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RD Surgery|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Tendons -- Wounds and injuries -- Healing, Biomechanics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 210-214|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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