Securing extraocular muscles in strabismus surgery: biomechanical analysis of muscle imbrication

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Abstract

An experimental study was performed to quantitatively evaluate the tensile strength of extraocular muscle imbrication as it relates to the positioning of the imbricating suture. The study was conducted in a controlled fashion using fresh ex vivo pig eyes with extraocular muscles attached and a precision digital force gauge. The study provides clinically translatable data to inform surgical technique regarding secure muscle imbrication. Results suggest that imbrications performed 0.5 mm or less from the cut muscle edge or 0.5 mm or less from the lateral margin may be prone to tensile failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-409
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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