TENDOMEND
TENDON REPAIR

RESEARCH & REFERENCES

EPIDEMIOLOGY

  1. Johanna P. et al, Clin Orthop Surg. 2014 Jun; 6(2): 196–202: The Incidence of Acute Traumatic Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Wrist: A 10-Year Population-based Study - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4040381/

  2. Robert A. et al, Injury, 2008 Dec;39(12):1338-44: The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tendinous and ligamentous injuries - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19036362/

  3. Christopher J. et al, J Hand Surg Am 2013 Sep;38(9):1705-11: The Epidemiology of Reoperation After Flexor Tendon Repair - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23845587/

TENDONS SUTURING - LIMITATIONS & COMPLICATIONS

  1. Shelley R. et al., Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Jul-Sep; 3(3): 220–228: Suture techniques for tendon repair; a comparative review –https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3838333/

  2. Klifto CS, et al. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Jan 15;26(2): Flexor Tendon Injuries - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29303923/

  3. Christopher J. Dy et al, J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Mar;37(3):543-551: Complications After Flexor Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22317947/

  4. Pulos N, et al. Hand Clin 2015 May;31(2):293-9:Management of Complications of Flexor Tendon Injuries - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25934203/

  5. Savage R. et al, J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Jan;39(1):20-9: The search for the ideal tendon repair in zone 2: strand number, anchor points and suture thickness - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24162453/

  6. Lilly, Soma I et al., Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: July 2006 - Volume 14 - Issue 7 - p 387-396; Complications After Treatment of Flexor Tendon Injuries - https://journals.lww.com/jaaos/Fulltext/2006/07000/Complications_After_Treatment_of_Flexor_Tendon.1.aspx

 

ANIMAL MODEL

  1. Kadar et al, J Surg Res. 2017 Aug;216:46-55: Turkey model for flexor tendon research- in vitro comparison of human, canine, turkey, and chicken tendons - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28807213/

  2. Kadar et al, J Orthop Res. 2018 Sep;36(9):2497-2505: Establishment of an In Vivo Turkey Model for the Study of Flexor Tendon Repair - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29603350/

  3. Sabbagh et al, J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Aug;45(8):777: The Turkey Digit: A New Training Model for Digit Replantation - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32245713/

BIOMECHANICS

  1. Amadio et al, Hand Clin. 2013 May;29(2):159-66: Gliding resistance and modifications of gliding surface of tendon: clinical perspectives - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23660052/

  2. Gelberman et al, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1999 Jul;81(7):975-82: The effect of gap formation at the repair site on the strength and excursion of intrasynovial flexor tendons. An experimental study on the early stages of tendon-healing in dogs - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10428129/

REIMBURSEMENT CODES

  1. Coding and Reimbursement Guide for TenoGlide® - https://www.certasplus.com/file/general/1603480196.pdf

  2. Coding and Reimbursement Guide for Integra® BioFix® - https://www.integralife.com/file/general/1506968502.pdf