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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2005 Jan;13(1):55-9. Epub 2003 Dec 19.

Boundary conditions at the tendon-bone interface.

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Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, High Street, 2031 Randwick, Sydney, Australia.


The reconstruction of a tendon-bone interface, as in rotator-cuff repairs, remains a challenging surgical problem. There is however, little data to show what effect joint position or repair loading under physiological conditions have on the repaired tendon-bone interface. A change in the amount of contact area or load at the tendon-bone interface may influence healing. In this study we investigated the effect of limb position and boundary conditions on the tendon-bone interface in an in vitro rabbit tendon-bone repair model using both unlinked and linked suture repairs.

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