Author(s): Manske PR, Lesker PA, Gelberman RH, Rucinsky TE
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Abstract A pattern of restoration of the smooth gliding surface was noted in lacerated monkey flexor tendon segments maintained in a cell free tissue culture environment over a 9-week period. The epitenon fibroblasts proliferated and migrated into the laceration site, forming collagen fibers that bridged the defect. After the smooth tendon surface was restored, the epitenon cellular response diminished.
This article was published in J Hand Surg Am
and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment