Articular cartilage increases transition zone regeneration in bone-tendon junction healing.

@article{Wong2009ArticularCI,
  title={Articular cartilage increases transition zone regeneration in bone-tendon junction healing.},
  author={Margaret Wan Nar Wong and Ling Qin and Kwong Man KM Lee and Kwok Sui KS Leung},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2009},
  volume={467 4},
  pages={1092-100}
}
The fibrocartilage transition zone in the direct bone-tendon junction reduces stress concentration and protects the junction from failure. Unfortunately, bone-tendon junctions often heal without fibrocartilage transition zone regeneration. We hypothesized articular cartilage grafts could increase fibrocartilage transition zone regeneration. Using a goat partial patellectomy repair model, autologous articular cartilage was harvested from the excised distal third patella and interposed between… CONTINUE READING
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