Biomechanical and geometric characterization of peroneus longus allografts with respect to age.

Affiliation

Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are among the most common injuries in high impact sports, and reconstruction is the standard surgical procedure for these ruptures. Reconstructions are often performed using allografts rather than autografts on a case-by-case basis. Controversy exists as to whether or not age of donor tissue plays a factor in the mechanical properties of allografts.

Keywords

ACL reconstruction,Biomechanics,Peroneus longus tendon,