Equivalence of single and incremental subfailure stretches of rabbit anterior cruciate ligament.

@article{Panjabi2000EquivalenceOS,
  title={Equivalence of single and incremental subfailure stretches of rabbit anterior cruciate ligament.},
  author={Manohar M. Panjabi and Russel C. Huang and Jacek Cholewicki},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          841-8
        }
}
Experimental models are often used in the laboratory to produce incomplete soft-tissue injuries simulating those observed clinically. Single and incremental stretch protocols have been utilized. The latter has many advantages over the former. This study was designed to determine if incremental and single ligamentous stretches are biomechanically equivalent. Eleven paired fresh rabbit bone-anterior cruciate ligament-bone preparations were used. One of each pair (single-stretch protocol) was… CONTINUE READING
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