Acellular flexor tendon allografts: A new horizon for tendon reconstruction

David B. Drake, Alexandra C. Tilt, Brent R. Degeorge

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Flexor tendon injuries continue to pose a significant challenge to the hand surgeon. In particular, chronic tendon ruptures with adhesions of the tendons and sheath, damage or loss of the intrasynovial flexor tendons in zone II, and combined soft tissue and bone injuries present especially difficult problems for restoring satisfactory digital function. This challenge in flexor tendon reconstruction has motivated hand surgeons to explore and develop novel solutions for nearly a century. Recent advances and techniques in processing and decellularizing allograft human flexor tendon constructs may prove to be a new horizon for tendon reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2491-2495
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Reconstruction
  • allograft
  • intrasynovial
  • reconstruction
  • tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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