MORPHOLOGIC OBSERVATIONS OF NEOSHEATH DEVELOPMENT OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CONNECTIVE TISSUE DEVELOPMENT AROUND ARTIFICIAL TENDONS.

Roger E. Salisbury, Daniel McKeel, Basil A. Pruitt, Arthur D. Mason, Nicholas Palermo, Clarence W.R. Wade

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Abstract

The management of severe flexor tendon injuries of the hand has been drmatically improved by tendon sheath reconstruction with an artificial tendon, followed by conventional tendon grafting. The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of neosheath formation. In all instances, neosheaths formed around the silastic coated artificial tendon. The neosheaths formed in the foot and back were similar to normal sheath, having the same cellular and fibrous composition. Reconstruction of the normal anatomy with an artificial tendon explains why this surgical technique gives superior results to other less physiologic procedures in patients with severe hand injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages3)p
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventPart 1, p 175-184 - Clemson, SC, USA
Duration: Apr 14 1973Apr 18 1973

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OtherPart 1, p 175-184
CityClemson, SC, USA
Period4/14/734/18/73

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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