Biomechanics of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using twisted doubled hamstring tendons

@article{Ferretti2002BiomechanicsOA,
  title={Biomechanics of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using twisted doubled hamstring tendons},
  author={Andrea Ferretti and Fabio Conteduca and Federico Morelli and Lucilla Monteleone and Francesca Nanni and Marco A. G. Valente},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2002},
  volume={27},
  pages={22-25}
}
We studied the biomechanical properties of a twisted doubled semitendinosus and gracilis graft. We applied an un-axial load in order to reproduce the kinematics of a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). A modified cryo-jaw clamp system was used to minimize soft tissue slippage. The lower grip, after fixation of the free ends of the tendons, was rotated 45°, translated 1 cm, and bent 40°, simulating a knee sprain. The graft was tested to failure using a servohydraulic machine. The… CONTINUE READING

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