An artificial tendon to connect the quadriceps muscle to the tibia.

@article{Melvin2011AnAT,
  title={An artificial tendon to connect the quadriceps muscle to the tibia.},
  author={Alan J. Melvin and Alan S. Litsky and Joel L Mayerson and K. Stringer and David Skene Melvin and Natalia Juncosa-Melvin},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={
          1775-82
        }
}
No permanent, reliable artificial tendon exists clinically. Our group developed the OrthoCoupler™ device as a versatile connector, fixed at one end to a muscle, and adaptable at the other end to inert implants such as prosthetic bones or to bone anchors. The objective of this study was to evaluate four configurations of the device to replace the extensor mechanism of the knee in goats. Within muscle, the four groups had: (A) needle-drawn uncoated bundles, (B) needle-drawn coated bundles, (C… CONTINUE READING
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