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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira

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Abstract

ANGELINI JUNIOR, Luiz Carlos et al. Use of the tendon of the palmaris longus muscle in surgical procedures: study on cadavers. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.4, pp. 226-229. ISSN 1413-7852.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522012000400007.

OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate that the tendon of palmar long can be estimated in relation to its length and width before using it as a graft in surgical procedure. METHODS: There were examined 60 forearms of 30 corpses of black ethnicity; measure the length and width of the tendon of the palmaris longus muscle and compared the length of the forearm. RESULTS: There are notes their absence unilateral right in two female corpses. The medium length and width were more or less respectively 11.9, 15.2 mm and 4.1 + 1.5 mm. The total average forearm length of 275.4 was more or less 17.9 mm. CONCLUSION: There is a significant relationship between the length of the tendon and the length of the forearm; so we can evaluate the size of the tendon of the palmaris longus muscle when it is necessary to use it for grafts. Levels of Evidence IV, Case series.

Keywords : Muscle; Microsurgery; Cadaver.

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