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Research Article

Four-Strand Core Suture Improves Flexor Tendon Repair Compared to Two-Strand Technique in a Rabbit Model

Table 2

Tang et al. classification of peritendinous adhesion formation.

StageCharacteristic features

1No apparent adhesions, preserved peritendinous space
2Minimal adhesions, peritendinous space preserved in most areas
3Moderate adhesions, peritendinous space preserved in more than 50% of the tendon circumference
4Severe adhesions, peritendinous space obliterated in more than 50% of the tendon circumference
5Completely tethered tendon, no preserved peritendinous space

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