Healing of canine tendon in zones subjected to different mechanical forces

J. P. Nessler, Peter C Amadio, L. J. Berglund, K. N. An

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The effect of external force environment on the healing of a partial thickness injury to canine flexor tendon was studied. A 50% laceration was made in either the fibrocartilaginous (compressive) zone or in the tendinous (tensile) zone of canine flexor digitorum profundus tendons. After three or six weeks, the tendons were harvested. An optical method for determining zone-specific material properties showed that, in response to injury, the structural stiffness decreased in the tensile zone of the tendon but increased in the compressive zone. The mechanical properties and failure mechanism of canine tendon and their changes in response to injury vary according to tendon zone, and differences in the healing process in mechanically specialised zones of the flexor tendon are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume17
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1992

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Healing of canine tendon in zones subjected to different mechanical forces. / Nessler, J. P.; Amadio, Peter C; Berglund, L. J.; An, K. N.

In: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 5, 10.1992, p. 561-568.

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