Biomechanical Examination of Postoperative Flexor Tendon Adhesions in Rabbit Digits
Restoration of gliding function following injury in the tendon sheath area of flexor tendons is a major issue in hand surgery.812 The main problem is the formation of restrictive adhesions between the tendon and the tendon sheath or other tissues. Despite increased knowledge about tendon healing and the introduction of gentle surgical techniques and sophisticated postoperative treatments, the individual results of tendon repair in zone II still remain highly unpredictable.2,3,7,9,11,13,14 There is a need for futher research and experimental work in the field of postoperative prevention of adhesions. In most experimental work the evaluation is based on macroscopic and histologic investigations. Determination of biomechanical characteristics of restrictive adhesions is very important and has been approached in some experimental studies.
KeywordsTensile Load Flexor Tendon Tendon Sheath Angular Rotation Tendon Repair
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