Prevention of restrictive adhesions in primary tendon repair by HA-membrane: experimental research in chickens


Isik S., Ozturk S., Gurses S. , Yetmez M., Guler M., Selmanpakoglu N., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.52, no.5, pp.373-379, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1054/bjps.1999.3128
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-379
  • Keywords: tendon repair, adhesions, hyaluronic acid membrane, SODIUM-HYALURONATE

Abstract

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan polymer that has been found to have some beneficial effects on the prevention of adhesions in primary tendon repairs. The need for slow elimination preparations of HA has been identified. We have combined HA and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) in order to get a slow elimination preparation of HA and studied its possible effect on primary tendon healing.