JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH, vol.10, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Partial ACL injury model, Primary healing, Infrapatellar fat pad, ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT, IN-VIVO FORCES, BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATION, SUTURE AUGMENTATION, PARTIAL LACERATION, PLASMA SCAFFOLD, RECONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, GRAFT, ELONGATION
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: The mid-substance central defect injury has been used to investigate the primary healing capacity of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a goat model. The sagittal plane stability on this model has not been confirmed, and possible effects of fat pad excision on healing have not been evaluated. We hypothesize that excising the fat pad tissue results in poorer ligament healing as assessed histologically and decreased tensile strength of the healing ligament. We further hypothesize that the creation of a central defect does not affect sagittal plane knee stability.