Ronald Landsmeer

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, Colchester, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (2)1.92 Total impact

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    R Landsmeer · V Tek · V Khanduja ·

    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 11/2006; 88(6):591. DOI:10.1308/rcsann.2006.88.6.591 · 1.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The authors present a simple and cost effective technique of preparing strong cords from surgical sutures. The technique requires suture material, a drill, a clip and it takes less than a minute to prepare. The mechanical strength of the cord obtained by this method was compared to the mechanical strength of a single suture. Cords containing eight thicknesses of the suture material failed at slightly under eight times the single suture strength. A loop made out of cords of number 2 Vicryl or Dexon failed at loads of more than 1000 N. The authors have found these cords extremely useful and effective for reconstruction of the dislocated acromio-clavicular joint and also for the fixation of trans-femoral osteotomies.
    Acta orthopaedica Belgica 05/2006; 72(2):210-3. · 0.65 Impact Factor