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Murine Flexor Tendon Injury and Repair Surgery

Murine Flexor Tendon Injury and Repair Surgery

Article DOI: 10.3791/54433 07:32 min September 19th, 2016
September 19th, 2016



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.



Murine Flexor Tendon Injury Repair Surgery Scar Formation Adhesion Formation Cellular Processes Molecular Processes Flexor Tendon Healing Cell Types Transgenic Mice Knock Out Mice Healing Process Biological Targets Poorly Designed Cell Populations Toe Pinch Response Ophthalmic Ointment Hind Limb Surgical Site Sterilization Povidone Iodine 70% Ethanol Scrubs Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon Incision In The Skin Forceps Miotendinous Junction Spring Scissors Posterior Tibial Artery Avoidance Skin Closure Nylon Sutures Stereo Microscope
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