Whip-Lock Stitch Is Biomechanically Superior to Whipstitch for Semitendinosus Tendons (2024)

The purpose of this study was to examine the strength, resilience, and stiffness of different stitching techniques used in orthopedic surgery. The authors found that the Whip-Lock sitch performed better for the semitendinosus tendon (i.e., a hamstring muscle), but performed similarly to the Whipstitch for the quadriceps tendon.


Outside collaborators: Miguel A. Diaz, Jacob G. Dunn, Anthony Brothers, and Steve E. Jordan.

Partner institutions: Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education, St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, Andrews Research & Education Foundation