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Murine Flexor Tendon Injury and Repair Surgery

DOI :

10.3791/54433-v

September 19th, 2016

September 19th, 2016

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1Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center

Flexor tendons in the hand are commonly injured, leading to impaired hand function. However, the scar-tissue healing response is not well characterized. A murine model of flexor tendon healing is demonstrated here. This model can enhance overall understanding of the healing process and assess therapeutic approaches to improve healing.

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