Cross stitch peripheral tendon repair: a mechanical comparison with core stitch techniques

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serval:BIB_73B34F3D89BE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Cross stitch peripheral tendon repair: a mechanical comparison with core stitch techniques
Journal
Chirurgie de la Main
Author(s)
Papaloizos  M. Y., Scharer  N., Rehart  S., Stussi  E., Meyer  V. E.
ISSN
1297-3203 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2000
Volume
19
Number
2
Pages
128-33
Notes
Comparative Study
Journal Article --- Old month value: May
Abstract
The purpose of this experimental study was to compare certain mechanical properties of a true epitendineal cross stitch suture with simple and double locking core tendon repairs. Using tensile strength and tendon lengthening until gap formation as measurement parameters, these three types of repair were tested in human flexor and extensor tendons from fresh cadavers. The peripheral cross stitch and the locked core repairs were found to have a greater lengthening capacity than the simple core suture, whereas the latter significantly better withstood axial load. Our findings established that, at least when used as a true epitendinous suture, the cross stitch technique alone was not suited for the repair of severed tendons. However, its design is particularly useful in preventing the suture site from potentially restrictive bulking.
Keywords
Adult Cadaver Humans Polypropylenes/chemistry Stress, Mechanical Surface Properties *Suture Techniques Sutures Tendons/pathology/physiopathology/*surgery Tensile Strength Videotape Recording
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