The authors have transplanted, in experiments on hens, as a simulation of the bad-prognosis flexor tendon injuries of the human hand's 'no man's land' for the reconstruction of the tendon and peritendinous gliding surface, a homologous, so-called composite tendon transplantation conserved in beta-propriolacton. In the available literature no contribution was found on the experimental investigation of a tendon-tendon sheath unit, conserved by the tissue conservation method. Summarising the results of the macroscopic and light microscopic investigation, it could be stated that the graft is rebuilt gradually, on average in 3 months' time. Healing is accompanied by an expressed round cell infiltration. The method seems to be useful for the reconstruction of bad-prognosis flexor-tendon injuries yet further experimental investigations are necessary before clinical application.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Magyar Traumatologia Orthopaedia es Helyreallito Sebeszet|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1985|
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