Semitendinosus Regrowth

@article{Gill2004SemitendinosusR,
  title={Semitendinosus Regrowth},
  author={Sanjitpal S. Gill and Maria A. Turner and Todd C Battaglia and Henry T Leis and Gary Balian and Mark D. Miller},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={1173 - 1181}
}
Background Previous studies have suggested that hamstring tendons can regenerate following harvesting for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Hypothesis This “neo-tendon” is a true, functional tendon, not scar tissue. Study Design Controlled laboratory study. Methods Semitendinosus tendons were harvested from 35 New Zealand white rabbits using a standard tendon stripper. The rabbits were sacrificed 9 to 12 months following the index procedure and thoroughly evaluated. Results Thirty-one… 

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