Searching for alternatives to silicone rods in staged tendon reconstruction

Searching for alternatives to silicone rods in staged tendon reconstruction Silicone rod tendon implants originally introduced by Hunter have been widely used for staged tendon reconstructions since 1971. Unfortunately, these implants are difficult to obtain and too expensive for most patients living in the developing countries. In this paper, we present an experimental study on the rat comparing the silicone rod with three other materials that could be used for the same purpose. The conclusion was that a 100% medical grade silicone urinary catheter could be an alternative to the commercial silicone rod tendon implant. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Searching for alternatives to silicone rods in staged tendon reconstruction

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050106
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Abstract

Silicone rod tendon implants originally introduced by Hunter have been widely used for staged tendon reconstructions since 1971. Unfortunately, these implants are difficult to obtain and too expensive for most patients living in the developing countries. In this paper, we present an experimental study on the rat comparing the silicone rod with three other materials that could be used for the same purpose. The conclusion was that a 100% medical grade silicone urinary catheter could be an alternative to the commercial silicone rod tendon implant.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 3, 1998

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