University of Hertfordshire

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Slippery motion between the limbs of a double tendon graft

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2013
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2013, ICAME 2013 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2013, ICAME 2013


Relative motion of tendon limbs of a double tendon graft for the application of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may affect the mechanical behaviour of a tendon graft structure. The biomechanical data derived from the standard tensile testing machines may not be able to show the relative motion of the graft limbs. This paper uses the non-destructive digital stereo imaging recording system, synchronized with the standard test machine, to precisely determine the biomechanical properties of 10 bovine flexor tendon grafts which hanged from the loop side to the rig and the other end was fixed in a bone block. The study showed there is a relative motion between graft limbs.

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