Project

The Tendon Trap: an innovative surgical technique for the repair of lacerated circular tendons in both human and animal species.

Duration
01 October 2016 → 31 July 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Surgery
    • Orthopaedics
    • Surgery
    • Nursing
    • Orthopaedics
    • Surgery
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Other materials engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
Tendon rupture
 
Project description

A new repair technique in the treatment of ruptured tendons in Orthopaedic and Veterinary surgery will be studied through biomechanical testing on both animal and human cadaveric tendons. If successful, we will proceed to a clinical study on sheep as a model for human medicine. Main goals are a better functional outcome, faster rehabilation and a decrease in cost.