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Comparison of zones 1 to 4 flexor tendon repairs using absorbable and unabsorbable four-strand core sutures.

Abstract:

Absorbable sutures behave favourably in vitro and in an animal model. We report the outcome of flexor tendon injuries in a series of 272 consecutive patients treated over 45 months with a mean follow-up of 4 (range 3-12) months. Five hundred and seventy-six tendons were repaired in 416 digits. The patients were not randomised and all repairs were performed using a Strickland four-strand core technique. In 191 (73%) patients an absorbable core suture was used (Group 1) and in 81 (27%) a non-ab...

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10.1177/1753193408090758

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Caulfield, RH More by this author
Maleki-Tabrizi, A More by this author
Coldham, F More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
412-417
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
2043-6289
ISSN:
1753-1934
URN:
uuid:1609a945-e633-49a6-93dc-619176a5b872
Source identifiers:
227038
Local pid:
pubs:227038

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