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The Journal of hand surgery 37 (2): 217-23 (2012)

An analysis of the pull-out strength of 6 suture loop configurations in flexor tendons.

T Karjalainen , M He , A K S Chong , A Y T Lim , J Ryhanen
ABSTRACT
New, stronger suture materials have been introduced for flexor tendon surgery. The advantage of these materials can be lost if the suture loop pulls out from the tendon. The aim of this study was to compare the ability of various locking loops to grip the tendon.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.10.039      ISSN: 0363-5023