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Contribution to the physiological method of repair of damaged finger tendons:Preliminary report on reconstruction of the destroyed tendon sheath

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(36)90439-7
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. The historical development of tendon transplantation is briefly sketched. 2. 2. Traumatic and paralytic cases differ in that in the former the tendon sheath is destroyed. 3. 3. A method is described for creating a new tendon sheath by the use of celloidin. 4. 4. At a second operation the tendon may be transplanted into the newly formed sheath. Our thanks are due to the Dupont Company for furnishing us with the supply of chemically pure celloidin and for the cooperation of their staff, also to Miss Geraldine Kahn, whose aid in making the celloidin tubes was invaluable.

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