[Replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament by cold preserved bone-cruciate ligament-bone allotransplants. An experimental study in the sheep].

@article{Jaskulka1997ReplacementOT,
  title={[Replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament by cold preserved bone-cruciate ligament-bone allotransplants. An experimental study in the sheep].},
  author={R. A. Jaskulka and G. Ittner and Thomas H Birkner},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={1997},
  volume={100 9},
  pages={724-36}
}
One ACL in each of 17 mature sheep was replaced with a deep-frozen bone-an ACL bone allograft. Allografts were obtained from skeletally mature sheep using a standard aseptic technique and stored deep frozen for at least 6 days (mean 21 days). Macroscopical, biomechanical, and histological changes were evaluated 12, 24, and 52 weeks following implantation… CONTINUE READING