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Rectus Muscle Tightening Procedures

Abstract

The two most useful rectus muscle tightening procedures are the rectus muscle resection and the rectus muscle plication. Rectus muscle tucking has not proven reliable, as it tends to loosen over time. A tuck is a muscle-to-muscle union. Because the muscle fibers are longitudinal and the transverse fibers are weak, the sutures tend to pull out and slip. The rectus muscle plication, however, involves securing posterior muscle to sclera, and this procedure is as stable as a resection.

Keywords

Rectus Muscle Needle Holder Central Security Posterior Muscle Half Thickness 
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