Accession Number : AD0785674

Title :   Artificial Tendons for War Injuries: Construction and Tissue Response,

Corporate Author : BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TEX ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Salisbury,Roger E. ; Mason,Arthur D. , Jr. ; Pruitt,Basil A. , Jr. ; Wade,Clarence W. R. ; McKeel,Daniel W. , Jr

Report Date : 26 AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Combat injuries to the hand often result in massive destruction of skin and soft tissue, bones, nerves, and tendons, necessitating many reconstructive procedures and a long convalescence. One of the most disabling injuries is destruction of the flexor tendons of the fingers, not amenable to conventional tendon surgery such as primary suture or delayed tendon grafting. The purpose of this study was to design artificial tendons for use in these injuries and to test their acceptance by the host.

Descriptors :   *Tendons, *Synthetic materials, *Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal system, Warfare, Wounds and injuries, Response(Biology), Pathology, Surgery, Chickens, Laboratory animals, Experimental data, Histology, Synthetic rubber

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE