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A technique for introducing looped sutures in flexor tendon repair

Kamath, B Jagannath and Bhardwaj, Praveen (2006) A technique for introducing looped sutures in flexor tendon repair. Indian journal of Plastic Surgery, 39 (1). 91 -93.

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Abstract

Stronger flexor tendon repairs facilitate early active motion therapy protocols. Core sutures using looped suture material provide 1 ½ to twice the strength of Kessler's technique (with four strand and six strand Tsuge technique respectively). The technique is well-described and uses preformed looped sutures (supramid). This is not available in many countries and we describe a technique whereby looped sutures can be introduced in flexor tendon repair by the use of 23 G hypodermic needle and conventional 4.0 or 5.0 sutures. This is an alternative when the custom made preformed sutures are not available. This can be practiced in zone 3 to zone 5 repairs. Technical difficulties limit its use in zone 2 repairs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 10:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3493

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