A technique for introducing looped sutures in flexor tendon repair

B. Kamath, Praveen Bhardwaj

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Abstract

Stronger flexor tendon repairs facilitate early active motion therapy protocols. Core sutures using looped suture material provide 1 1/2 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2006
Externally publishedYes

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Tendons
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Nylons
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Kamath, B. ; Bhardwaj, Praveen. / A technique for introducing looped sutures in flexor tendon repair. In: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 91-93.
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