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Autologous Tendon Grafts Used in Upper Limb Surgery

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Tendon autografts play an important role in upper limb reconstruction and a working knowledge of tendon autograft options is essential for the surgeon. Although palmaris longus is often the first choice, other options like plantaris, extensor Hallucis longus, flexor carpi radialis are readily available. Advantages of autografts include easy availability, satisfactory biomechanical properties and the human body tends to accept its own tendons than from a donor. This review highlights the various options available and their anatomical and surgical considerations in procuring grafts for upper limb reconstructive work.

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A. Alva, V. Kumar, R. Sreekumar, C. Ng and S. Talwalkar, "Autologous Tendon Grafts Used in Upper Limb Surgery," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 74-78. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.32014.

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