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Barbed sutures tenorraphy

Ajul Shah, Megan Rowlands, Alexander Au
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic tendon lacerations are a common problem encountered by hand surgeons worldwide. Although the use of barbed suture to repair tendon lacerations has gained theoretical popularity in recent years, there is little information available regarding the safety, efficacy, longevity, or complications encountered when used in tenorraphy. In this study, we review the available literature on the use of barbed suture in tendon repair. METHODS: Studies conducted between 1980 and 2014 were identified using several databases, including EMBASE, SCOPUS, MEDLINE, and Web of Science...
March 2015: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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