Flexor Tendon Repair with Fast-Absorbable Sutures: A Rupture Incidence-Focused Analysis of a Case Series and a Review

SUMMARY Hand flexor tendon repair with absorbable sutures has the advantage of leaving no foreign material within the tendon. However, clinical application of degradable materials in flexor tendon repair is limited to slow-absorbable PDS or Maxon sutures and commonly does not involve fast-absorbable sutures, probably, because of fear of ruptures. Meanwhile, a small number of … Continued

Lower-Limb Connective Tissue Morphologic Characteristics in Runners. How Do They Relate with Running Biomechanics and Tendon Pathology? A Systematic Review

SUMMARY Although the role of connective tissue in running injuries and biomechanics has been widely investigated, systematic reviews on this issue were rarely reported. The aim of this study is to systematically review the current literature regarding the morphological characteristics (i.e., cross-sectional area and thickness) of the main connective tissue of the lower limb in runners and its … Continued