Providing quantitative feedback when teaching tendon repair: A new tool

J. C. Berschback, Peter C. Amadio, C. Zhao, M. E. Zobitz, K. N. An

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Flexor tendon repair remains one of the more difficult technical tasks facing the hand surgeon. A good repair must be both strong and able to glide smoothly through the tendon sheath. The purpose of this study is to present a model that allows surgeons to improve their technique of flexor tendon repair by receiving feedback on these important biomechanical parameters. The set-up requires testing equipment found in most biomechanical laboratories and should be available in many academic medical centres. Preliminary data suggest that receiving feedback about the strength and smoothness of a flexor tendon repair may be a very useful tool in helping surgeons improve the overall quality of their tendon repair technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-632
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005


  • Gliding resistance
  • Suture strength
  • Tendon repair
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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