volume 10, issue 1, P47-59 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100106
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Abstract: Surgical replacement of the Achilles and patellar tendons using Dacron mesh silicone prostheses was performed in 15 mature beagle dogs. This part of the study includes clinical evaluation, gross inspection at autopsy of regrown tendons, and histological determination of biocompatibility of prosthetic implants. Functional continuity and integrity of prosthetic patellar tendons have been established by evaluating the biologic-prosthetic interface and the mechanical properties of regrown tendon tissue around and …

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