Tension level during preconditioning influences hamstring tendon graft properties.

@article{Elias2009TensionLD,
  title={Tension level during preconditioning influences hamstring tendon graft properties.},
  author={John J Elias and Srianjana Kilambi and William J. Ciccone},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={334-8}
}
BACKGROUND Hamstring tendon grafts used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction are preconditioned to reduce the influence of viscoelasticity on the stiffness and tension. HYPOTHESIS Increasing the tension applied during preconditioning will decrease the loss of tension and stiffness due to viscoelasticity. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Six quadruple-strand hamstring tendon grafts were tested twice in vitro with 2 tension levels applied during preconditioning… CONTINUE READING
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