Nonuniformity of Collagen Ultrastructure Occurring in the ACL Graft

@inproceedings{Chen2002NonuniformityOC,
  title={Nonuniformity of Collagen Ultrastructure Occurring in the ACL Graft},
  author={H Chen and David M. Lintner and Qihui James Zhai and Zong-Ping Luo},
  year={2002}
}
Introduction: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a widely used method to treat ACL injury. Clinically, rupture and laxity failure of grafts is still unsolved in this procedure. Stress reduction is known to adversely affect fibrous connective tissues. Stress shielding in normal patellar tendon results in a decrease in tensile strength and… CONTINUE READING