Differences in length and cross-section of semitendinosus and gracilis tendons and their effect on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a cadaver study.

@article{Pichler2008DifferencesIL,
  title={Differences in length and cross-section of semitendinosus and gracilis tendons and their effect on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a cadaver study.},
  author={Wolfgang Pichler and Norbert Peter Tesch and Gerold Schwantzer and Georg Fronh{\"o}fer and Christian Boldin and Lisa Hausleitner and Wolfgang Grechenig},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={516-9}
}
The purpose of this anatomical study was to explore the morphological variations of the semitendinosus and gracilis tendons in length and cross-section and the statistical relationship between length, cross-section, and body height. We studied the legs of 93 humans in 136 cadavers. In 43 specimens (46.2%) it was possible to harvest the tendons from both… CONTINUE READING