Imperial College London

ProfessorAndrewAmis

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7062a.amis

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Fabienne Laperche +44 (0)20 7594 7033

 
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Location

 

713City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Mashadi:1992:10.1016/0266-7681(92)90082-d,
author = {Mashadi, ZB and Amis, AA},
doi = {10.1016/0266-7681(92)90082-d},
journal = {J Hand Surg Br},
pages = {172--175},
title = {Strength of the suture in the epitenon and within the tendon fibres: development of stronger peripheral suture technique.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0266-7681(92)90082-d},
volume = {17},
year = {1992}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - In tendon repair, the peripheral stitches are usually placed in the epitenon, but it has not yet been defined whether the grasping strength of the sutures in the epitenon and within the tendon fibres are different. The first stage of this work investigated this difference and found that peripheral stitches within cadaveric tendon fibres were 83% stronger than those in the epitenon layer. A new peripheral stitch, based on this finding, has been designed. Mechanical tests of a range of peripheral suture types in vitro found that the new technique gave a resistance to gap formation twice that of the peripheral stitches commonly in use at present and a rupture strength more than three times, while still avoiding eversion problems.
AU - Mashadi,ZB
AU - Amis,AA
DO - 10.1016/0266-7681(92)90082-d
EP - 175
PY - 1992///
SN - 0266-7681
SP - 172
TI - Strength of the suture in the epitenon and within the tendon fibres: development of stronger peripheral suture technique.
T2 - J Hand Surg Br
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0266-7681(92)90082-d
UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1534111
VL - 17
ER -