The effect of skeletal maturity on functional healing of the anterior cruciate ligament.

@article{Murray2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of skeletal maturity on functional healing of the anterior cruciate ligament.},
  author={Martha Meaney Murray and Elise M Magarian and Sophia L Harrison and Ashley N Mastrangelo and David Zurakowski and Braden C. Fleming},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={2039-49}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of skeletal maturity on functional ligament healing are unknown. Prior studies have suggested that ligament injuries in skeletally mature animals heal with improved mechanical properties. In this study, we hypothesized that skeletally immature animals have improved functional healing compared with skeletally mature animals. METHODS Twenty-one Yucatan minipigs (eight juvenile, eight adolescent, and five adult animals) underwent bilateral anterior cruciate ligament… CONTINUE READING

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