"The tendon is like a large cable made up of strands of collagen," Varner said.
When it is ruptured, "it's like a mop: It shreds"
"A tendon is like a small rope of tough fibers. In a healthy finger, tendons glide smoothly through a tunnel. Like the tendon, the tunnel is formed of tough fibers attached to a finger bone. That tunnel keeps the tendon close against the bone."
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