A learning curve for flexor tendon repairs: the value of formal training

E. Zetlitz, A.M. Hart, S.C. Wearing, S. Watson, A.C. Nicol

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    Abstract

    The move to objective assessment of surgical skills in training programmes requires a validated training and assessment model for flexor repair, which is an "index case". The current study evaluated the role of mechanical testing of tendon repairs as an objective means of evaluating the learning effect of flexor tendon repair training in a porcine model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171
    JournalJournal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
    Volume33
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • flexor tendon repairs
    • hand surgery
    • training
    • bioengineering

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