Anterior cruciate ligament mechanoreceptors. Histologic studies on lesions and reconstruction.

  title={Anterior cruciate ligament mechanoreceptors. Histologic studies on lesions and reconstruction.},
  author={Matteo Denti and Michela Monteleone and Annamaria Berardi and Alfredo Schiavone Panni},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The fate of mechanoreceptors was studied in torn and reconstructed anterior cruciate ligaments in animals and in humans. In untreated anterior cruciate ligament lesions in humans, morphologically normal mechanoreceptors remained in the ligament for 3 months after the injury. After that time, their number gradually decreased. By the 9th postinjury month, only a few free nerve endings were present. Even free nerve endings were totally absent in the biopsy specimens from 1-year-old lesions. In… CONTINUE READING

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