Wayne H. Akeson

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The purpose of this study was to compare selected rabbit tendons and ligaments morphologically and biochemically. Five representative structures from each of six age- and sex-matched rabbits were compared. Biochemical analyses included total collagen, reducible collagen cross-links, quantitative collagen typing, DNA, and glycosaminoglycans. Histological and(More)
Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with patellar tendon (PT) is a common procedure for the symptomatic ACL-deficient knee. Questions regarding graft incorporation, viability, and nutrition of the transplanted tissue are of concern. This relates to the graft's response to its new intrasynovial milieu and new physical forces. These factors(More)
A rabbit model for ACL reconstruction using autogenous patellar tendon (PT) was used to study graft viability, its response to new physical forces, and the intrasynovial milieu. The autograft was assessed grossly, histologically, and biochemically with respect to time. Histologic observations demonstrated that autografts were centrally acellular with a(More)
There is a pressing need for in vivo models in which potential antitumor agents can be tested for their ability to inhibit the growth and metastatic spread of human sarcomas. A recent advance in this regard has been the development of a v-Ki-ras-oncogene-transformed human osteosarcoma cell line (KRIB) that efficiently colonizes the lungs of athymic nude(More)
Fifty-nine fresh osteochondral allografts were consecutively transplanted into the knees of fifty-eight patients. The preoperative diagnoses were chondromalacia or degenerative arthritis of the patella, osteochondritis dissecans, a traumatic defect or osteonecrosis of the femoral condyle, a painful healed depressed fracture or traumatic defect of the tibial(More)
The viscoelastic properties of the canine medial collateral ligament (MCL) were investigated. Stress-strain relationships at different strain rates, long-term stress relaxation and cyclic stress-strain curves of the MCL were obtained experimentally using a bone-MCL-bone preparation. The experimental data were used in conjunction with the quasi-linear(More)
We measured intracarpal canal pressures with the wick catheter in fifteen patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and in twelve control subjects. The mean pressure in the carpal canal was elevated significantly in the patients. When the wrist was in neutral position, the mean pressure was thirty-two millimeters of mercury. With 90 degrees of wrist flexion the(More)
Fresh osteochondral shell allografting is conceived as an interim response to the localized loss of articular cartilage in young patients for whom there is no reasonable alternative after conservative procedures have failed. The concept is not new and has been investigated extensively in in vivo animal investigations. The functional and anatomic results of(More)
The wick catheter technique was developed in 1968 for measurement of subcutaneous pressure and has been modified for easy intramuscular insertion and continuous recording of interstitial fluid pressure in animals and humans. Studies in dogs of the anterolateral compartment of the leg in simulation of the compartment syndrome showed the technique to be(More)