Geoff Rogers

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The initial biomechanical properties of semitendinosus and patellar tendon autografts and their fixation strengths were investigated. Twenty fresh cadaveric knees from donors under 42 years of age were used in the study. After removing all soft tissues other than the anterior cruciate ligament, we determined the ultimate tensile strength (2195 +/- 427 N)(More)
Collagenous xenografts made from kangaroo tail tendon cross-linked with glutaraldehyde have a potential application in the reconstruction of massive digital tendon deficits. However, a limitation to the clinical use of these xenografts has been the optimization of collagen cross-linking, and subsequent bio-incorporation and retention of mechanical(More)
This study compared the Leeds-Keio prosthesis with grafting of autogeneic patellar tendon for the reconstruction of the ovine anterior cruciate ligament under controlled conditions. Reconstructed knees from six sheep of each group were evaluated at 12, 26, and 52 weeks postreconstruction with respect to clinical assessment, gross pathology, mechanical(More)
The segmental method for estimating the centre of mass (COM) location of the human body has been widely used since 1889. How closely this method agrees with direct measurements of the location and movement of COM during activity however, remains unclear. To test this, a novel reaction-board utilizing life sized projections of human subjects is designed for(More)
(2003) Global learning technology: Developing pre-service elementary teachers' reflective practice through cross-cultural exchanges. Abstract: This paper reports on the initial implementation of a global learning project. The primary objective of the project was to develop in students a broader, cultural perspective through co-reflection with an e-mate in(More)
The reported ultimate tensile stress of the anterior cruciate ligament varies greatly, ranging from 13 to 147 MPa. This study shows that the orientation and degree of flexion of the bone-ligament-bone complex significantly alter the apparent ultimate tensile properties (ultimate tensile stress ranging from 60 +/- 3 to 123 +/- 15 MPa, ultimate specific(More)
Strength and function of autogenic and xenogenic reconstruction of digital extensor tendons was examined in an ovine model. In this study, tendon-graft junctions were formed by either suture augmented with a woven polyester tube (A), or augmented and shielded from surrounding tissues by chemically-treated bovine pericardium (S). By 12 wk, both A and S sheep(More)
A model for testing the properties of gliding tendon grafts has been developed that allows anastomoses to be evaluated separately from the mid-portion of the graft. In addition, two different graft materials may be implanted in one sheep foreleg whilst maintaining control (not operated) tendons in both the operated leg and contralateral foreleg. The model(More)