Ten normal ring fingers from ten donors were used to determine the effect of flexor tendon repair on the gliding resistance between the tendon and the A2 pulley. Gliding resistance was measured for the intact FDP tendon and for the same tendon after it was cut transversely and repaired with a 4/0 Ticron core suture and a 6/0 running epitendinous nylon suture. After repair, the gliding pattern of the tendon through the A2 pulley changed significantly. The resistance and the friction coefficient were approximately doubled (P<0.005).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume)|
|State||Published - Oct 1995|
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