In-vitro study of the effect of needle perforations on the tensile strength of tendons
Yeoh, Esmond Soon Hui
Date of Issue2002
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Common conditions of the hand such as trigger finger and De Quervain’s tenosynovitis are caused by swollen tendon sheaths or tendons. Clinicians often inject corticosteroids into these areas to reduce inflammation. In the injection process, tendons are often perforated by the injecting hypodermic needle. There have been many reports regarding tendon ruptures.
Nanyang Technological University