In vitro structural properties of braided tendon grafts.

  title={In vitro structural properties of braided tendon grafts.},
  author={Sean Nicklin and Christiane Waller and P S Walker and Wui K Chung and William Robert Walsh},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={28 6},
In an effort to increase strength in hamstring tendon grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, braiding or weaving of the tendons has been suggested. The purpose of this study was to examine the biomechanical properties of two braiding techniques compared with a four-stranded tendon graft using a sheep model. Digital extensor tendons from 5 adult sheep were harvested in 28 matched pairs and randomly allocated to French plait or four-stranded weave. The grafts were tested in a… CONTINUE READING