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Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics Studies Compressive Pressure of Suture Tapes Vs Wires

Research in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Research in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics: Why are tapes better than wires in knotless rotator cuff repairs?

A Tekscan 5051 pressure mapping sensor used in the researchA Tekscan 5051 pressure mapping sensor used in the research

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics published a rotator cuff repair study, with a Tekscan sensor sutured into a shoulder mockup.

Their tests analyzed force, pressure, and area in a "repair box". They concluded that suture tapes generated lower contact force than commonly used wires, and that "the use of suture tapes, because of its smaller compressive effect over the tendon may create a better perfusion environment healing, while maintaining adequate biomechanical stability."

Read the full study by Carlos Maia Dias, et.al. in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics.