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{Marsland:2020:10.1007/s00167-018-4936-0,
author = {Marsland, D and Stephen, JM and Calder, T and Amis, AA and Calder, JDF},
doi = {10.1007/s00167-018-4936-0},
journal = {Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy},
pages = {320--325},
title = {Flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer to the navicular: tendon-to-tendon repair is stronger compared with interference screw fixation},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4936-0},
volume = {28},
year = {2020}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - PURPOSE: To assess whether early rehabilitation could be safe after flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendon transfer, the current biomechanical study aimed to measure tendon displacement under cyclic loading and load to failure, comparing a traditional tendon-to-tendon (TT) repair with interference screw fixation (ISF). METHODS: 24 fresh-frozen cadaveric below knee specimens underwent FDL tendon transfer. In 12 specimens a TT repair was performed via a navicular bone tunnel. In a further 12 specimens ISF was performed. Using a materials testing machine, the FDL tendon was cycled 1000 times to 150 N and tendon displacement at the insertion site measured. A final load to failure test was then performed. Statistical analysis was performed using two-way ANOVA and an independent t test, with a significance level of p < 0.05. RESULT: No significant difference in tendon displacement occurred after cyclic loading, with mean tendon displacements of 1.9 ± 1.2 mm (mean ± SD) in the TT group and 1.8 ± 1.5 mm in the ISF group (n.s.). Two early failures occurred in the ISF group, none in the TT group. Mean load to failure was significantly greater following TT repair (459 ± 96 N), compared with ISF (327 ± 76 N), p = 0.002. CONCLUSION: Minimal tendon displacement of less than 2 mm occurred during cyclic testing in both groups. The two premature failures and significantly reduced load to failure observed in the ISF group, however, indicate that the traditional TT technique is more robust. Regarding clinical relevance, this study suggests that early active range of motion and protected weight bearing may be safe following FDL tendon transfer for stage 2 tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction.
AU - Marsland,D
AU - Stephen,JM
AU - Calder,T
AU - Amis,AA
AU - Calder,JDF
DO - 10.1007/s00167-018-4936-0
EP - 325
PY - 2020///
SN - 0942-2056
SP - 320
TI - Flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer to the navicular: tendon-to-tendon repair is stronger compared with interference screw fixation
T2 - Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4936-0
UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29627930
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60916
VL - 28
ER -