De palma staple to fix the tendon in stimulated graciloplasty

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

This new technique fixes the gracilis tendon to the ischial tuberosity.

METHOD:

The De Palma stapler was used to fix the gracilis tendon to the ischial tuberosity in five patients undergoing stimulated graciloplasty.

RESULT:

Successful fixation was achieved in all cases with good follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

This is a simple method that could be adopted widely to fix the gracilis tendon to the ischial tuberosity.

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