alexa Irradiated meniscal allotransplants of rabbits: study of the mechanical properties at six months postoperation.


Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research

Author(s): Yahia L, Zukor D

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Abstract In this study, the long-term effects of gamma irradiation were investigated on the indentation properties of rabbits' meniscal allotransplants. Three groups, i.e. fresh, frozen and frozen irradiated allotransplants, were studied at 6 months postoperatively. Contralateral menisci served as controls in each group. Treatment effects were assessed using three mechanical parameters, i.e. compliance to long-term creep (J(R)), compliance to rapid load (Jmu) and viscoelastic characteristic time (tau i). Comparison of the three groups showed that compliance to long-term creep of the frozen irradiated menisci was significantly reduced. This suggests that at 6 months postoperatively, the frozen irradiated allotransplants were less viscous compared to fresh or frozen transplants.
This article was published in Acta Orthop Belg and referenced in Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research

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