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mattress repair

mattress repair of tendon image from New Medical Terms

mattress repair of tendon


A tendon repair which combines a running suture with an interlocking horizontal mattress suture. It is significantly stiffer and faster to perform than either augmented Becker or modified Bunnell repairs, and results in less tendon shortening than either the Becker or Bunnell repairs. 

Synonym Running-interlocking horizontal mattress repair 

References J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jan;35(1):19-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.09.011

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