Immature animals have higher cellular density in the healing anterior cruciate ligament than adolescent or adult animals.

@article{Mastrangelo2010ImmatureAH,
  title={Immature animals have higher cellular density in the healing anterior cruciate ligament than adolescent or adult animals.},
  author={Ashley N Mastrangelo and Brian M Haus and Patrick Vavken and Matthew P Palmer and Jason Timothy Machan and Martha Meaney Murray},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={1100-6}
}
There has been recent interest in the biologic stimulation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) healing. However, the effect of age on the ability of ligaments to heal has not yet been defined. In this study, we hypothesized that skeletal maturity would significantly affect the cellular and vascular repopulation rate of an ACL wound site. Skeletally Immature… CONTINUE READING