Contribution of a locking cross-stitch to a modified kessler core suture - A new technique

Gueneren E. , Engin M. S. , Oezer M.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.59, no.3, pp.297-299, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0b013e31802e8ae0
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-299


We compared the gap-producing forces, ultimate tensile strength, and slip resistance of a new core suture technique and that of a modified Kessler suture in freshly harvested chicken tendons. Biomechanical trials were carried out using a tensile-strength testing machine. Our technique proved superior to the modified Kessler Suture with respect to its ultimate tensile strength and slip resistance.